18/1/2008

Scary stuff

Filed under: — Bravus @ 11:29 am

From Mike Huckabee, one of the Republican presidential candidates in the US:

“I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution,” Huckabee told a Michigan audience on Monday. “But I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living god. And that’s what we need to do — to amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than try to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view.”

Linkage: http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Huckabee_Amend_Constitution_to_meet_Gods_0115.html

14 More Years

Filed under: — Bravus @ 10:51 am

Found this in the paper this morning:

“People who drink moderately, exercise, quit smoking and eat five servings of fruit and vegetables each day live on average 14 years longer than people who don’t.”

I think I do most of those (if one cigarette at 14 and never smoking again counts as ‘quitting’), though I could do a bit more exercise than I currently do1. The article posed the question ‘What would you do with an extra 14 years?’, and it’s a good one.

  1. Though I’m suspicious – one of my colleagues had a near-fatal heart attack while running the other day, and you quite often hear of runners keeling over. I’m sure people have heart attacks sitting in front of the computer too, but I’m still inclined to believe that exercise, like most things, is best enjoyed in moderation.