The State’s New Lifestyle Demons: Tanning and Salt

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Posted in category Lifestyle Fascism

A lead story in the news this week has been the latest in a series of propaganda pieces on tanning beds: they are bad for you. The story now goes that tanning salons are bad because they attract people with addictive behavioral patterns. Some dermatology study was produced that will become another piece of ammunition for the proposed taxes on tanning.

The title of the piece in the Archives of Dermatology is, “Addiction to Indoor Tanning: Relation to Anxiety, Depression, and Substance Use.” I can’t wait to see the science behind that correlation. Tanning salon customers, it is said, are prone to using drugs, alcohol, and smoking. I guess that’s sort of like saying people who are attracted to Florida condominiums are prone to arthritis, bingo, and aging.

After the government’s long and destructive “war” on the sun, it has been widely reported – even in the mainstream press – that people are lacking in Vitamin D, and the whole obsession with high-SPF sunscreen has been misplaced. The Lifestyle Nazis, for some reason, just hate tanning salons. They hate that people freely make the choice to exchange their cash for time ‘neath the artificial bulbs. I kind of like the argument that the tanning salon tax is racist. Note the dermatologist in the video who states, “The tanning salons know their days are numbered.”

Next …

Lo and behold – yesterday, after months/years of rumblings, the FDA announced its long-term plan for controlling the kind of food you can access.

The Food and Drug Administration is planning an unprecedented effort to gradually reduce the salt consumed each day by Americans, saying that less sodium in everything from soup to nuts would prevent thousands of deaths from hypertension and heart disease. The initiative, to be launched this year, would eventually lead to the first legal limits on the amount of salt allowed in food products.

…The legal limits would be open to public comment, but administration officials do not think they need additional authority from Congress.

Legal limits on salt in processed foods. And the FDA has unlimited authority to bypass your (equally totalitarian) elected legislature. One source from the FDA stated that the government’s goal is to change the “embedded tastes in a whole generation of people” ….. by slowly boiling the frog, that is. This will be a 10-year program of gradual totalitarianism, as the Feds work to slooooowly change your personal taste. They will gradually lower the allowed limits on salt and wean you off the “taste.” Excuse me – “embedded taste?” I am being completely objective, here, as I do not ever eat landfill processed foods. But it’s a choice, and no matter how bad a choice, some people choose it.

One of my most hated tyrants in all the land, Michael Jacobson of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, stated, “Limiting sodium might be the single most important thing the FDA can to do to promote health.”

Accordingly, we know that this has nothing to do with some great concern for the health of individuals. For the same state that rails against processed food makers enables and subsidizes the foods – processed and agriculture – that have been making Americans obese and disgustingly unhealthy for decades. These subsidies have been luring Americans away from more expensive, healthy, whole foods (that actually take time to prepare) and toward quick-and-easy processed, garbage foods. The salt grab is another control tactic to be used to socially engineer society under the guidance of the self-aggrandizing Central Planners.

Ask yourself this question: after the FDA/Department of Agriculture/Feds limit the amount of salt in the processed foods you buy, what do you do when you cook it at home? Hmmmm, add salt from your salt shaker? Is it really that easy? Yes, that is, until you need a special license to have a salt shaker and buy salt, and jack-booted thugs from the FDA are kicking in your door for a salt shaker search.

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8 Responses to The State’s New Lifestyle Demons: Tanning and Salt

  1. Brutus says:

    April 21st, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Well, remember that our children are now too fat to fight and die for the State. We need healthy people who can produce a little bit more to be stolen and whose healthy bodies can be used as cannon fodder to expand the empire abroad. Because they hate us for our freedom!

  2. miles says:

    April 22nd, 2010 at 9:35 am

    When The State told us that Islamic terrorists “hated our freedoms”, I always did think that they were projecting a little bit. Its The State that hates our freedoms, even to make silly choices like frying our skin.

  3. Iluvatar says:

    April 22nd, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Oh man, I am not sure I want to touch this one – it would take > 6-10 pages. And it is something that really makes me mad (and yet another reason why I hate doctors and most of all mal-informed pediatricians). (If I have to train another pediatrician on the nature of Urushiol oil and WHY poison ivy does NOT spread I am going to scream)

    Fact 1: The NEJoH has finally reported that the single most important correlant in resistance to cancer is Vitamin D.

    Fact 2: The KIND of vitamin D your body likes the most, is the kind that gets automatically generated by exposure to the sun (not sure if a tanning bed does the same since it is not the same spectral coverage – why do those folks look so orange?).

    Fact 3: You put SPF on yourself and kids as a START to allow your skin to enure itself to the solar radiation. Then you slowly taper the SPF off as your skin gets used to it. By the end of July, you need none -or- mebbe SPF 4 – and that is if you are fair-skinned (can we say whitey?).

    With kids, you are trying to make sure that they do not get a SUNBURN. You don’t gaub/dunk them in it for the whole summer. Being dark-skinned, I am done w/ SPF after 2 weeks and have to convert over to baby oil (especially w/ the chlorine Nazis at the pool). I can’t tell you how many frustrative conversations w/ dumb-founded pool moms I have had. Dumber than dirt. No coherent thought at all. I wonder who is raising whom?

    Fact 4: The single most important chemical in the contraction of cardiac-based muscles is NaCl – SALT! Low salt diets, famous in the treatment of our elderly, I think, inevitably kill them (especially when combined w/ a lethal low fat diet).

    Fact 5: The key ingredient in the contraction mechanism of regular muscles is: (wait for it:) calcium. Darn!

    I think I got it down to 8 tyops this time/

  4. Lauren Grosz says:

    April 22nd, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Karen, I liked this post so much that I featured it as my blog post.

  5. Elisabeth says:

    April 23rd, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Loved this. The “salts” that are added to processed foods are really not very healthy, but neither are the other ingredients. Really, when I heard this report on the news, I thought, “So what, why do I care?… I don’t eat processed crap.” Guess I’m done with worrying about “stupid food.”

  6. M. Terry says:

    April 23rd, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    The Arizona Repugnant newspaper just ran a poll – 51% of respondents believe that it’s a good idea for the FDA to regulate salt added to food.

    No wonder this country’s in the shitter – the majority of people who took the time to vote can’t understand the ramifications of having a federal agency “regulate” salt in food.

    I guess these idiot respondents can’t “regulate” themselves – and expect the nanny state to carry their water.


  7. Iluvatar says:

    April 26th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    @ Elisabeth & M Terry:

    You got that right. If you don’t eat that junk, then why should it matter? Just eat it (SALT) in the right amounts, DUH!!!
    Hey, WTF is going in on in AZ? They are getting to pass a law on immigration that would have ME get scutinized by the police 6 times out of the day? Just b/c I am a 2nd generaton French/Algerian who was born out of Victorville, CA? I wonder how comfortable I would be in a venue such as this, b/c – being tanned to the hilt in the summertime- I would be declared a “brownie”?? I think I would be pissed – at least after the 5th time being asked! I might be tempted – as a citizen- to just ask the officer to please pound sand! After all; the sand is right outside the doorway! STfU! And like Cousin Lucky says: “You betcha!”

    Now clearly, the issues going on in AZ are more complicated that – howver, did we forget that the SOLE role of our Federal GOV was to guard our boders? DUH!

    But wait a sec! We are all over the freakin’ planet! We have a world hegemony in place. But we can not guard the borders of Texas, AZ, or CA.

    Hey that’s what I call mission failure! Or less politely, a pure simple f*ck-up.

  8. Iluvatar says:

    April 26th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Folks, I apologize.

    I am typing this stuff out from the downstairs computer which was just newly replaced (it has been a really, really bad winter – everything broke, including the garage door opener). I can’t type on this (new) keyboard to save my life. I am serious; if there was a gun to my head I would die. It’s one of these “new” non-PS2 keyboards and I can’t hit the keys like I can @ work (especially the caps lock key!).

    OK, I typo-reviewed this. Should be good.

    I am really not semi-literate; I just “look” that way///

    But it is taking me 40 minutes to do a 10 minute job – this is very frustrating. Bear w/ me as I learn this new keyboard. Your patience is (greatly) appreciated in advance.

    @Liberranter: checked out your website last week! Did I already say that? Can you give us a low-down on what is going on in AZ? I really feel that being racially-profiled (as I would certainly be) would make me feel really uncomfortable. Or should that make feel safe since the illegals would falsely identify me as one of THEM? Shoot, I’d have to shave off the handle-bar mustache and everything!

    You know, I would hate to move to a state where the ownership of a lethal weapon was a REQUIREMENT! And it would have to be able to rip off +20 rounds in a second. Those things are ~expensive! My plan was to retire as “cheap date” after all ><

    But to be perfectly honest, the rancher stories were VERY scary. They are dealing with some really mean shiite. I was scared just reading.

    OK typo-reviewed again; only took me 30 minutes this time (grrrrrrr…)

    And OBTW? I just read up on MS13; WTF is up w/ that? These lawless guys even executed a young lady in Arlington, VA!! Can we regain some focus on our own borders please?

    `Cause now the enemy is HERE. MS13 scares me more than some bandito gang operating in AZ. (Hey! this keyboard is starting to work better nwo! 20 miniutes next time!)

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