On Vote on alcohol in city parks is worth the wait
It is the CULTURE of drinking that creates the problem for this state. Every time we add alcohol to a park/ball field/sporting venue, we add to the culture of drinking. Each venue, in and of itself, might not cause one problem, but by making alcohol available everywhere, we are making it seem like a necessity for people to have a good time. That is what needs to change, the culture in Wisconsin that tells people that drinking is necessary for an event to be fun. Why did you start drinking and why do you drink now?
On Are you an emergency away from financial ruin?
As for the actual topic:Always live below your meansMake saving a PRIORITYIf you can't afford it, don't buy itOnly debt should be a mortgage and only after you can put 20% down (there are a few exceptions, but it's a good guideline)If you want to get out of debt, try Dave Ramsey.--I could live a LONG time on savings.
Both obesity and smoking were associated with excess costs for health care. Compared to nonsmokers, average health costs were $1,275 higher for smokers.
The incremental costs associated with obesity were even higher: $1,850 more than for normal-weight individuals. For those with morbid obesity, the excess costs were up to $5,500 per year. ---Think lung cancer or emphysema VS knee replacements, hip replacements, heart bypass surgery and other heart related medical costs, YEARS of blood pressure meds-cholesterol meds-diabetes meds, sleep apnea machines, diet plans, gastric bypass surgery, wheel chairs, physical therapy, etc.
Smokers tend to die younger, but obesity is more expensive to the health care system because the costs are on-going.
Sigma has a good point: "Largely preventable and highly manageable chronic diseases account for 75 cents of every dollar we spend on health care in the U.S. In contrast, we spend less than 5 cents on prevention, even though the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have estimated that 80 percent of heart disease and type-2 diabetes, and 40 percent of cancers, could be prevented by doing three things: exercising more, eating better and avoiding tobacco."http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Columns/...
On Is “white privilege” a fair course topic?
Poor nicksmom! Her life must be so difficult!
For Sigma:Definition of RACISM1: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race-I have to ask myself if I am a racist and according to this definition, no. I do sadly admit that I have racial stereotypes in my head that do impact my first impressions when I see someone, but I don't let those stereotypes influence my behavior (I hope) and I don't think that my race is superior.
On Janesville company to score big with Super Bowl
http://www.youtube.com/user/pizzahutI think it's mixed in this ad somewhere.
On Keep Janesville parks alcohol-free
" So we can drink at home and then we can go to the park once were drunk?"-So you are admitting that you can't drink responsibly, without getting wasted?
On Flawed ATF sting in Milwaukee draws ire
That's what happens when you have no director for 6 years!"Congress changed the law in 2006 to require that directors of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives receive Senate confirmation. Since then, there has been no confirmed director."
I guess this needs repeated:It is a MYTH that EU teens have fewer drinking problems than US teens...in reality, they have MORE.http://resources.prev.org/documents/ESPA......
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