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New York, New York
A great man surrounds himself with great people to come up with the best solutions from legislature, to infrastructure, to the maintenance of a city to be a successful Mayor, the leader of a city. Each and everyone of a Mayor’s choices should benefit the city and most importantly the people, assuring their safety and well-being.
It’s a tough job to be a Mayor and to be the Mayor of a metropolitan city like New York is even tougher.
To make sure everyone stays healthy and folks need not worry to eat in any restaurant in town, our Mayor Bloomberg prohibited Restaurants from using certain bad fats, or shall we say “fats” considered not-healthy by the same scientists insisting egg-whites are healthier than egg-yolks, even though egg yolks are filled with all the essential amino acids including vitamins and minerals, such as B6, B12, Folic Acid, Calcium, Potassium, as well as ” Lecithin” = known to help lower the bad Cholesterol ( LDL), whereas all the bacteria that can be found in eggs are inside the egg-whites which has zero nutritional value.
But hey, the bad fat is making people sick, according to these Scientists and due to the law for not only Restaurants but Sausage makers, too, they now use ” Flavorings” to give Liverwurst the taste it used to have when they were allowed to add the bad but very tasty fats.
I used to buy Liverwurst, Tee Wurst, and then some from New York’s ” Schaller & Weber” – it was delicious, all of their stuff used to be delicious but times and laws have changed thus the ingredients have, too.
These are the new ” healthy” ingredients of a Liverwurst:
pork, pork liver, salt, dextrose, sugar, hydrolyzed soy protein, spices, flavorings, sodium erythorbate, sodium nitrite.
Note, the above ingredients are not outlawed; ” Hydrolyzed Soy Protein” is a clean label for MSG, a taste enhancer, and all of the Soy Products available in the United States are made of GM Soy even if they say Organic = organic just means no pesticides were used and the latter need not be used on GM foods, since they’re modified to repel bugs of any kind.
” Flavorings” – what does that mean ? What flavorings and made of what ? Or what about Sodium Nitrite, known to increase blood pressure and scientifically proven to cause colon cancer ? But okay, no more bad fats, thus in accordance with the new laws supposedly benefitting our health.
Since last year there’s no more smoking in Central Park, and possibly other parks; a very farsighted law, and some say City hall is trying to enforce non-smoking laws for apartments, as well. I’m a non-smoker, thus it doesn’t affect me, but where, if i may ask, should smokers smoke if so they please ? I’m assuming the streets will then be littered with even more cigarette butts than they’re now, since the non-smoking laws in parks came into existence. But hey, no more cigarette butts in central park. Terrific.
No more super size sodas to prevent obesity in kids and adults. Makes perfect sense. instead of buying a super soda for 99 cents, those craving sugar drinks just buy two smaller bottles, i would think. It’s not going to stop folks from drinking soda, but helps the economy = buy two get one free.
Green bicycle lanes all over New York City which hardly anyone uses, with the bikes coming up and down from all directions. Personally i think, it would have made more sense to enforce a law for all bikes to have “lights” so they can be seen at night, especially when coming from the opposite direction ?
Aside from that people walk on the bike-lanes and it’s become a hassle for many bikers to use the bike-lanes, because of folks using them as walkways, thus bikers end up using the street instead of the bike lanes. One could have contacted city-planers of well known bicycle cities, like any city in Holland ( bicycle country of the world next to China) or Hannover Germany, bicycle City of Europe next to Denmark’s and the Netherland’s, as to how best to built bike-lanes and “where”.
But at least New York city HAS bike-lanes should bicyclers choose to ride in bike-lanes – they’re “green” – environmentally friendly.
There are a lot of good things the Mayor has done and all of them with the best intentions, i’m sure. The hybrid buses are exemplary, for example. Also a “green” project. Lovely flowers planted in public places for the spring, which makes the whole city look friendly and joyful. It’s becoming a “green” city – though the budget is in deficit showing red numbers with lots of zeros, as is the word; the enormous investments will pay of eventually, i’m sure, which means lots more “green” ( the Dollar is still green, yeah ? )
A tremendous amount of high-rise buildings have gone up in the last few years, which means many more people, thousands of them; all of them working and spending their money in New York city which helps the economy. Thousands upon thousands of more people on the small island of Manhattan means many, many, many more cars. a nearsighted person would now ask, ” Will more streets be built for these many, many more cars ? And if so, where ? ”
Dear nearsighted people, not to worry, all will be well, because infant formula is no longer pushed by the hospitals, with a law now established encouraging mothers to breast-feed their babies. This law will create healthy babies, ergo healthy future New Yorkers who’re smart and will be able to come up with solutions solving the traffic jam problems will be having by then.
And for those suffering from cracking-joint problems by then, our healthy future leaders fed on breast milk will suggest humans eat more fats to lubricate their joints the same way a squeaky door needs to be oiled once in a while.
Now you see ? Our Mayor Michael Bloomberg is farsighted and way ahead of things; he’s making sure we’ll have healthy leaders for the future in case problems may arise.
Thus thank you Mayor Bloomberg, at least someone who thinks ahead in this country. It’s about time… 🙂