Virtual Insanity


Most of us don't care about what we put into our bodies. Of course this goes against all the laws of physics, science, nature, and all spiritual wisdom. What makes us consume so much garbage??? I am sure that a rat would not eat rat poisoining if it could read the side of the box. But I guess humans are smarter than rats; we will read the side of the box and see that the ingridients will harm us, but we still eat the poison. Even if we have seen others get sick from the same thing, I am 100% sure the definition of insanity is: doing the same thing over and over again but accepting a different reuslt. How can we be pleased with our lifestyles when they are 'insane' by definition.  When will we finally wake up and smell the MSG???  Well, this is the part of the Blog that you might not want to read, the part that lists some ingredents from your favorite, tastey, fast food poisoning stations....RESISTANCE IS FUTURE (jas. 4:6-10)




 Boneless HBBQ Wings:

Chicken: Wing Shaped White Chicken Fritter Pieces, Seasoning (Salt, Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), Garlic Powder, Spice Extractives, and Onion Powder), Soy Protein Concentrate, Rice Starch, Sodium Phosphates. Battered with: Water, Wheat Flour, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Monocalcium Phosphate), Salt, Dextrose, and Monosodium Glutamate (MSG). Breaded With Wheat Flour, Salt, Soy Flour, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate and Sodium Bicarbonate), Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), Non Fat Dry Milk, Dextrose, Extractives of Tumeric and Extractives of Annatto. Predusted With: Wheat Flour, Wheat Gluten, Salt, Dried Egg Whites, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, and Sodium Bicarbonate), Monosodium Glutamate and Spice, Breading set in Vegetable Oil. HBBQ Sauce: Sugar, Maltodextrin, Tomato Powder, Molasses Powder (Molasses, Wheat Starch, Soy Flour), Honey Powder, Brown Sugar, Salt, Sodium Diacetate, Food Starch -Modified, Natural Hickory Smoke Flavor, Citric Acid, Spices, Onion Powder, Chili Pepper, Paprika (Color), Caramel Color, Beet Powder, Garlic Powder, With Not More Than 2% Silicon Dioxide Added As An Anti-Caking Agent. Contains Wheat, Soy, Milk and Egg.

Potato Salad


Potatoes, Mayonnaise (Soybean Oil, Water, Egg Yolks, Vinegar, Corn Syrup, Salt, Spice, Calcium Disodium EDTA to Protect Flavor), Water, Seasoning Blend (Sugar, Salt, Modified Corn Starch, Spice, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Parsley), Mustard (Water, Vinegar, Mustard Seed, Salt, Contains 2% or Less of Turmeric, Paprika, Sugar, Spice), Pickle Relish (Cured Cucumbers, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Vinegar, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Modified Tapioca Starch, Sodium Benzoate [Preservative], Celery Seed, Mustard Seed, Alum, Dehydrated Red Bell Peppers, Spices, Natural Flavor, Tumeric [Color], Dehydrated Onion, Blue 1, Polysorbate 80, Calcium Chloride), Celery, Red Bell Pepper, Onion, Vinegar.
Contains Egg.

Green Beans

Green Beans, Seasoned with: Salt, Monosodium Glutamate, Black Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Hydrogenated Soybean & Cottonseed Oil.


Taco Bell


Nacho Cheese Sauce:

Cheese Whey, Skim Milk, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Modified Food Starch, Cheddar Cheese (Cultured Milk, Salt, Enzymes), Disodium Phosphate, Jalapeño Puree, Sodium Caseinate, Salt, Vinegar, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Sodium Citrate, Yeast Extract, Sucrose, Color Added (Including FD&C Yellow #6), Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Natural Flavors.

Beef Filling: Beef, Water, Seasoning [Isolated Oat Product, Salt, Chili Pepper, Onion Powder, Tomato Powder, Oats, Soy Lecithin, Toasted Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Maltodextrin, Sugar, Soybean Oil (Antidusting Agent), Black Pepper, Oregano, Cumin, Autolyzed Yeast Extract (MSG), Citric Acid, Caramel Color, Cocoa Powder (Processed With Alkali), Lactic Acid, Natural Flavors, Natural Smoke Flavor, Modified Corn Starch], Salt, Sodium Phosphate.

Taco Salad Shell:  

Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour (Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Ground Corn Treated With Lime, Vegetable Oil (Contains One Or More Of The Following: Cottonseed Oil, Soybean Oil, Corn Oil) With TBHQ , Contains 2% Or Less Of The Following: Salt, Dough Conditioner (Calcium Sulfate, L-Cysteine, Ascorbic Acid), Fumaric Acid, Calcium Propionate And Potassium Sorbate (To Preserve Freshness). Oil: High-Oleic Low-Linolenic Canola Oil, TBHQ (To Protect Flavor), Dimethylpolysiloxane (An Antifoaming Agent or Silly Putty).


Burger King


Chicken Fries: Chicken Breast with Rib Meat, Water, Seasoning [Salt, Modified Food Starch, Flavoring], Modified Potato Starch, Sodium Phosphates. BREADED WITH: Bleached Wheat Flour, Modified Wheat Starch, Rice Flour, Salt, Spices, Dextrose, Paprika, Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), Dehydrated Garlic, Dehydrated Onion,Soybean Oil, Maltodextrin, Natural Flavor, Extractives of Paprika. BATTERED WITH: Water, Bleached Wheat Flour, Corn Starch, Modified Wheat Starch, Maltodextrin, Potato Starch, Modified Food Starch, Methylcellulose, Mono and Diglycerides, Leavening (Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate). PREDUSTED WITH: Bleached Wheat Flour, Modified Food Starch (corn or potato), Dextrose, Monosodium Glutamate, Salt, Maltodextrin, Corn Starch, Sugar, Soybean Oil, Paprika, Spice, Onion Powder, Extractives of Paprika, Garlic Powder, Turmeric, Natural Flavors. Breading set in Soybean Oil or Vegetable Oil. Modified Food Starch sources include corn and potato in addition to wheat as declared. Flavoring or Natural Flavors include: oil of garlic, black pepper extractive, oleoresin capsicum, oleoresin chili. Contains: Wheat.  

French Fries:  Potatoes, Soybean Oil or Canola and Palm Oil, Modified Potato Starch, Rice Flour, Potato Dextrin, Salt, Leavening (Disodium Dihydrogen Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Dextrose, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate added to preserve natural color.


Croutons for the Salad:


Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Barley Malt, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Water, Yeast, High Fructose Corn Syrup.  Contains 2% Or Less Of The Following: Salt, Wheat Gluten, Corn Syrup Solids, Whey, Romano From Cow's Milk And Parmesan Cheeses (Part Skim Milk, Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Cheese Powder (Cheddar Cheese [Milk, Cultures, Salt, Enzymes], Whey Protein Concentrate, Maltodextrin, Natural Flavor, Disodium Phosphate, Blue Cheese [Milk, Cultures, Salt, Enzymes], Nonfat Milk, Citric Acid), Garlic, Calcium Propionate (Preservative), Parsley, Dough Conditioners (May Contain One Or More Of The Following: Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Calcium Stearoyl Lactylate, Calcium Peroxide, Calcium Sulfate, Ammonium Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Ascorbic Acid), Cultured Nonfat Milk, Natural And Artificial Flavor, Cultured Whey, Citric Acid, Annatto And Turmeric (Color) And TBHQ (To Preserve Freshness). Contains: Milk And Wheat.  May be processed on shared equipment with tree-nuts.

Virtual Insanity Pt. 2: Death by Fast Food Drive By



According to the CDC, Diabetes has passed homicide as #5 on the Top Ten reasons for death in the African American Community.  It is a sad day in the neighborhood when a preventable disease kills more people than senseless violence.  And what makes the situation worse, is the insidious nature of the western.  When someone in the community gets murdered by a drive-by, it is seen and heard for miles around.  But when families and individuals go on late night drive-thru food runs no one notices.  Violence perpetuated by a lust for food has the same result as violence as a result of lust for power & money.  Both end up destroying the individual and the community at large.  

How come nobody has pulled the fire alarm?????


There should be a sense of urgency in EVERY American community, as our children become more obese and overweight by the day. But this is especially true in the African American community as the rates of obesity, diabetes, high blood Pressure, high bad cholesterol, lower life expectancy, lower cancer survival, and many other health issues are shortening any possibility of a sustainable or livable future.  Usually when there is a fire in one part of the building, someone pulls a fire alarm or calls 911.  If our community was a building then the first 6 floors have already been consumed by a raging inferno and with one more floor left we have no more room left.  Our last option: a rooftop escape ending with a fatal decent toward the pavement.  We cannot allow the drive-thru to be the last place that we stop at before we hop into the back of the hearse.  We cannot allow our families to hear the words "Would you like to super-size that?", when the undertakers asks about the size of our coffins.  We cannot let the phrase "Would you like fries with that?" become engraved on our tombstones. As we continue to head down this green mile, let us not sugar coat any of our actions (as this sugar coating as already killed too many).  When we place "kid’s meals" in the hands of our children we might as well be handing them live grenades.  When we fill our cups with high fructose corn syrup we might as well be fill our homes with liquid nitrogen.  When we buy commercial processed foods, we are buying live ammunition.  And when we place the industrial "food" on our forks we are placing the barrel to our mouths with the safety off.


…RESISTANCE is Future (Jas 4:6-10)