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tazmine
05-02-04, 22:51
In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth and populated
> the Earth with broccoli and cauliflower and spinach, green and yellow
> and red vegetables of all kinds, so Man and Woman would live long and
> healthy lives.
>
> Then using God's great gifts, Satan created Ben and Jerry's and Krispy
> Creme Donuts. And Satan said, "You want chocolate with that?" And Man
> said "Yeh," and Woman said, "and another one with sprinkles." And they
> gained 10 pounds. And the stockholders were very happy. And Satan
> smiled.
>
> And God created the healthful yogurt that Woman might keep the figure
> that Man found so fair.
>
> Satan brought forth white flour from the wheat, and sugar from the cane
> and combined them. And Woman went from size 6 to size 14.
>
> So God said, "Try my fresh green salad."
>
> And Satan presented Thousand-Island Dressing, buttery croutons and
> garlic toast on the side.
>
> And Man and Woman unfastened their belts following the repast.
>
> God then said, "I have sent you heart healthy vegetables and olive oil
> in which to cook them."
>
> And Satan brought forth deep fried fish and chicken-fried steak so big
> it needed its own platter. Hilltop Steak House thrived! And man gained
> more weight and his cholesterol went through the roof.
>
> God created a light, fluffy white cake, named it "Angel Food Cake," and
> said "it is good."
>
> Satan then created chocolate cake and named it "Devil's Food."
>
> God then brought running shoes so that his children might lose those
> extra pounds.
>
> And Satan gave cable TV with a remote control so Man would not have to
> toil changing the channels. And Man and Woman laughed and cried before
> the flickering blue light and gained pounds.
>
> Then God brought forth the potato, naturally low in fat and brimming
> with nutrition.
>
> And Satan peeled off the healthful skin and sliced the starchy center
> into chips and deep-fried them.
>
> And Man gained pounds.
>
> God then gave lean beef so that Man might consume fewer calories and
> still satisfy his appetite.
>
> And Satan created McDonald's and its 99-cent double cheeseburger. Then
> said "You want fries with that?" And Man replied, "Yeh, And super
> size'em."
>
> And Satan said "It is good." And then Man went into cardiac arrest.
>
> Epilogue
>
> God sighed once again and created quadruple bypass surgery.
>
> And as for the devil, well he then created HMOs.
>
> None here. Universal health care, which does have its own drawbacks... :D

kenny
06-02-04, 01:22
hi taz that was good. :D

Violet Smoke
06-02-04, 02:51
I do love our Canadian health care, especially for the children and the elderly. But I must hear over a dozen complaints daily about the poor quality of it, I agree that wait times for doctors and surgeries is a bit extreme :(