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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Never, ever go full retard!

Dear Friends: "Let's get things back into perspective here!"

"Moderation, my son, moderation!" This was told to me by a wise old man (my father) back in my youth, and it has stayed with me ever since.

In other words you never go whole-hog on something (political correctness, ecology, social media, exercise, work, play, ideas, opinions etc. etc.) because that clouds your sense of balance and affects your equilibrium.

Never, ever become a fanatic about anything folks ....., especially religion or politics. 


Examples of this: Objecting to the word "retard" because it is politically incorrect, or not having a microwave because you heard from the Vegetarians and Naturalists that it's bad for you!!!
Let’s make a distinction between two very different kinds of radiation:
1. ionizing radiation, and
2. non-ionizing radiation.
Ionizing radiation, which can remove tightly-bound electrons from atoms, causing them to become charged, is less risky in very tiny amounts (such as x-rays) but can cause problems when exposure is high (think burns and even DNA damage).
However, microwaves emit non-ionizing radiation; a type of radiation that has enough energy to move atoms around within a molecule but not enough to remove electrons.
What does this mean?
Because the radiation from microwaves is non-ionizing, it can only cause molecules in the food to move. This is good! In other words, microwave radiation cannot alter the chemical structure of food components.
More precisely, when heating food in a microwave, the radiation that the microwave produces is actually absorbed by the water molecules in the food. This energy causes the water molecules to vibrate, generating heat through this (harmless) friction, which cooks the food.
 What have we learned?

Essentially, microwaves don’t make foods radioactive. They just heat them!

It has never been proven that microwaves cause any harm to those who use them and therefore you shouldn’t worry every time you want to heat up that pot of soup or those leftover baked beans, as long as you follow the instructions of use that came with your microwave.

So moderation is the word folks ......, and never go full retard!