The Environmental Left is killing People with Grocery Bags

Posted by PITHOCRATES - October 27th, 2013

Week in Review

We’ve been hearing ‘paper or plastic’ at the grocery store for awhile now.  Soon it will be ‘paper, plastic or food-borne illness’ (see Tax on shopping bags ‘will lead to more food poisoning’ by Graeme Paton posted 10/27/2013 on The Telegraph).

An increase in the use of “bags for life” could lead to a spike in illness rates as shoppers place new items in bags already used to store fresh meat and raw vegetables, it was claimed.

The comments come amid growing pressure on families to reuse plastic bags as part of an environmental drive.

Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, announced plans to charge 5p for plastic bags in England from 2015 to discourage the use of multiple bags…

But leading scientists are warning that the move represents a serious risk to public health because reused bags are often “heavily contaminated” with bacteria.

“Vegetables that come into contact with the inside of the bags could easily be contaminated,” he said.

He said many shoppers stored empty bags in the boot of the car but added: “The warm environment of cars make them the worst place as far as bacteria is concerned.

“One bacteria cell will quickly become thousands.

“If people are going to have to pay for bags and re-use them my concern is we’re creating a high risk of food poisoning. At the very least people have to be given advice to clean these bags every time they use them.”

The conclusions follow research by Pennsylvania University, which found a 25 per cent increase hospital admissions for bacterial infections such as E. coli after San Francisco banned plastic bags.

The study said: “The San Francisco ban is associated with a 46 per cent increase in deaths from food-borne illness to a rate of approximately 12 deaths per year.”

If we use the left’s logic in the gun control debate then we must continue to use single-use plastic bags.  Because they say we should ban guns even if it saves only one life.  Well, using single-use plastic bags will save up to 12 lives a year in San Francisco.  So keep on using plastic.  Based on the left’s logic.

Of course the left doesn’t care about people dying from bacterial infections.  For they have no problem with people dying.  For them it’s a small price to pay to advance their agenda.  Which is the only thing important to them.  Unless they back away from this policy agenda.  And let people use safe shopping bags.  Will they?  Time will tell.  But don’t hold your breath.  For when it comes to the environment they pretty much live by the maxim ‘save the planet, kill man’.  As they want us to drive tiny little cars that will get crushed by bigger vehicles.  Use all-electric cars that may run out of charge in a bad neighborhood or in rush hour traffic during a blizzard.  And reuse shopping bags that will give us fatal food poisoning.

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The Left’s War on Women brought about the Vicious Cycle of Thong Use and Bacterial Vaginosis

Posted by PITHOCRATES - October 20th, 2013

Week in Review

The left say the Republicans have a war on women.  Because they want to restrict abortion.  Make women pay for their own birth control.  And other heinous anti-women behavior.  Such as encouraging them to marry instead of having casual sex with multiple partners.  The left says Republicans want to turn women into the housewives of the Fifties.   Having sex only with one man and getting pregnant when they do.  Instead of a woman exploring her sexuality.  And enjoying it.  That’s how uptight Republicans are.

Of course, the left’s idea of a liberated woman probably pleases men more than women.  Once upon a time men married one woman and either stayed with her or had ‘discrete’ affairs on the side.  Then the Sexual Revolution came along and women were just giving it away.  Short shorts.  Miniskirts.  Going braless.  Men just loved the women’s movement.  As women no longer wore shape-hiding dresses but revealing clothing showing all of their curves.  Then the ladies took it up a notch.  Bare midriffs.  Low rise jeans.  And thongs.  Allowing women to wear tight clinging dresses without showing any visible panty lines.  Or showing some thong riding out the back of their low-rise jeans for the men to see just to be super sexy.

Of course when we ask why women want to wear tight and clinging dresses or low-rise jeans there is but one answer.  They want men to look at them.  To see them as a sexual object.  It has to be.  For they sure aren’t doing it for the comfort.  Or the hygiene (see Why Your Thong May Be Bad For Your Health by Ellie Krupnick & Rebecca Adams posted 10/15/2013 on The Huffington Post).

Many thongs, particularly the sexy lacy kinds, are made of non-breathable materials, as opposed to cotton.  “We should all always be wearing all cotton underwear,” Dr. Ghofrany advises…”When patients say [to me], ‘But the crotch is cotton,’ my response is that the layer outside the crotch is not, thus making the cotton less breathable and thus allowing more moisture to be trapped and more possible imbalance leading to infections.”

Plus, even if the entire garment is cotton, the skinny shape creates an inherent risk. “The patient’s vulva is much more ‘exposed’ to whatever they’re wearing,” Dr. Ghofrany explains, “and given the increase in leggings and ‘skinny’ jeans, all of which have Lycra, Spandex, etc., there again is trapped moisture.”

Lastly, the thin band of material at the crotch tends to move around, possibly transferring bacteria from one spot to another. As Dr. Rabin tells, us, “If you have a little bacteria — E. coli is the most common bacteria in the colon — in the back part of the fabric and you’re physically active, that material may move. All it has to do is move an inch or two and it’s next to the vagina or urethra. That thong may be depositing colonic bacteria into your vagina or urethra.”  Yikes.

Infections can occur when the balance of the vaginal environment, including the moisture levels from vaginal secretions, is thrown off, says Dr. Ghofrany. The most common? Yeast infections and bacterial infections, mainly bacterial vaginosis. The extra bacteria usually manifests with increased discharge, which leads to what Dr. Ghofrany calls the “vicious cycle of thong use”: the increase in discharge leads to an increased use of panty liners, which leads to even more trapped moisture, which leads to more infections and more discharge.

Thongs also carry the risk of external irritation. “I see more patients with skin tags on their vulva and near their rectum, in the exact distribution of the thongs,” Dr. Ghofrany tells us. “I sometimes will be mid-pap and ask a patient, ‘So you wear thongs a lot?’ And their response is always ‘Ya! How can you tell?’ And it’s because of the skin tags, small ‘piles’ of soft tissue that occur from the skin being constantly rubbed in the same spot. These happen traditionally at bra lines and neck lines, and now increasingly at thong lines!”

Infections?  Bacteria?  E. coli?  Bacterial vaginosis?  Vicious cycle of thong use?  Skin tags?  Piles?  That’s a pretty steep price to pay to be sexy for men.  But in our highly sexualized world where the left has sexualized women this is how women feel good.  By being sexy.  To, of course, please men.  Yet it is the right that has a war on women.  Go figure.

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