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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Toothpaste, please

   Oral health care has made strides since baking soda, tooth powder, one size fits all toothbrushes and cigarette pack cellophane as floss. We now see designer decorations in the morning when we look in the mirror and we can choose bristles from soft to hard. Toothpaste replaces the powder, it can fight cavities, soothe sensitivities, whiten, and protect with fluoride and comes in travel size to reduce bulk in suitcases. Mouth rinses too, fight cavities and kill germs, comes in a variety of flavors from medicinal to mint with colors including green, orange and purple. There is also mechanized as well as portable brushes in case we want to tour room to room instead of staring at our selves in the mirror. We can also choose to have a waterspout to spray between our teeth instead of floss giving us to see what brushing and rinsing misses. All at reasonable prices for  the masses.

   It is now time for the industry to leap well into the future to further provide the burgeoning population with the benefits of oral health care. Science fiction movies have long shown us the progress of food dispensed by tube as we travel the planets. The future is now. The industry must recognize one of the joys of consuming a meal is taste. We enjoy the variety of flavors that linger on our palate, flavor also being the choice to consume more regardless of whether or not we have the hunger. Today's choice of flavors for after eating brushing overwhelms, shocking the gums with a cool mint eraser of a meal well prepared to please the discerning palate. It numbs the senses soon after a culinary respite, destroying hours of preparation to an appreciation of moments.

   Since the industry is now in the future, is it not time for us to choose to have the lingering flavor of a meatloaf delight, or a shrimp scampi as we walk back to work from lunch. Or how about garlic toast while we watch the soaps. Let's have some peach cobbler as we wait for traffic on the freeway, or some steak and onions for touch football. A hearty chicken soup will suit us well on a cold rainy day. We don't need the calories, just the pleasing after taste to occupy the senses long enough for us think we have had a meal instead of a medicinal measure to delete the experience of ingesting nourishment.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The EU vs Google

   In the late 1990's Google was not advertised as a diet aid product. That was during the days of dial-up. People spent hours Googling, ignoring the pangs of hunger, feeding their intellectual appetite instead sampling the desserts that sweetened their minds with all the delicacies available, some even slept less opting instead to google the night away. In those days Google had few advertisements among the pages of data, nothing interrupting the segue through links of the world of everything in writing. It was a free flow of knowledge at a more rapid rate than turning pages in books. It was the freedom of information inspiring a nation to learn and grow.

   Fast flipping to the present, the EU is interested in making the case that Google is hindering competition.

   The EU has nothing to worry about, all the other search engines have far more advertisements with less links to information, and Google is also catching the advertising bug while offering less information. It is increasingly more difficult to cull knowledge from the scroll of ads that must be flipped through, almost like looking for the needle in the haystack.

 This trend,  following  television programmings need to bombard  watchers with products and services that interrupts the flow of the program they may forget they are watching. Instead  the screen fills with legal services suing every provider of everything that has been proven beyond a doubt  to shorten lifespans, or medications for every imaginable ailment that have  side effects that sound worse than the ailment they are trying to relieve. [Any child should have nightmares about visiting a medical professional or opening their mouth until they are miles away]

These practises have driven away television viewers and will also drive away Internet viewers moving them back to the library for information.

In Honor of Memorial Day 2016, A Veteran's Story

   He volunteered to fight during WWII, even though he was married and his wife was expecting any day. During basic training he was cited for his marksmanship.

   He was in the infantry in France, but spent his time driving a truck, delivering supplies to the front lines, or,  chauffeuring the General.

   One summer day it was very hot, the General wanted to visit the Coca Cola Bottling Plant. While speaking with the Manager, the Manager offered the General a warm Coca Cola, there was no ice.  He waited in the truck for the General.

   When the war was over, he returned home where no Coca Cola Product would ever cross the threshold into his abode.

   He died when he was eighty-six.