Can Eating Fast Food Kill You?

The answer to this question is most certainly yes, eating fast food can kill you or at least make you very sick.

My answer is based on my own personal experiences. I have had food poison from eating at fast food restaurants and from buying from vending machines a couple of times. However, my greatest experience was from almost losing my grandson, Jacob, after he and some friends ate Buffalo chicken wings and chicken sandwiches from a fast food restaurant after school in December of 2016.

My grandson is 20 and taking college pre-med classes. He began having issues with diarrhea a few days after he and some friends stopped off after school for lunch at a fast food restaurant. My grandson had eaten a chicken sandwich. Unfortunately the food was laced with a very serious type of bacteria called  Campylobacter.

Although Jacob’s mom is a nurse, do to modesty, he didn’t tell her he was having diarrhea problems until a week had gone by. By this time Jacob had begun having episodes of fever and chills while the diarrhea was getting worse and he was becoming severely dehydrated. Jacob lives at home with his mom, but both he and his mom attend college. Jacob’s mom is taking classes to become a nurse practitioner and works two jobs as well so they don’t see much of each other.

When Jacob finally told his mom he had diarrhea and felt sick, she took my grandson to their family doctor where they said Jacob had a bug with flu-like symptoms, but no virus. They gave him intravenous fluids for the dehydration and sent him home. After another week and Jacob was getting no better his mom took him back to the doctor and once again they said the same thing. Jacob’s mom knew there was something more serious going on and took him to the emergency room at the hospital where she works as an ICU nurse.

After many tests the conclusion was an intestinal problem in his colon, but Jake continued getting worse and began having numbness in one side. He was coded blue and the ICU team was rushed in because they thought he may be having a stroke. Nothing was found so more tests were ordered and an infectious disease doctor was called in to look at the case. She called for another test.

The latest tests showed the emergency room doctor’s original diagnosis was off somewhat and that Jacob had a type of food poison called Campylobacter and the infectious disease doctor immediately placed Jacob on strong antibiotics.

Campylobacter are a group of germs (bacteria) that are a common cause of food poisoning. Food poisoning occurs when food or water contaminated with germs (microbes), poisons (toxins) or chemicals is eaten or drunk. Microbes include bacteria, viruses and parasites. A parasite is a living thing that lives in, or on, another living organism. Typically, food poisoning causes gastroenteritis, an infection of the gut (intestines). This leads to diarrhoea and sometimes also to being sick (vomiting). (Source: Patient.Info)

But, after still more tests they found that the Campylobacter infection had caused an active issue with severe colitis in Jacob’s colon. He continued to have fevers and they found that when he was given acetaminophen, the drug compound used in Tylenol, his fever would go up. His meds were switched to ibuprofen and his fever began staying down. After about two more weeks in the hospital Jacob was well enough to go home with continued treatments at home.

DHEC investigated the case to trace the cause of the infection and see if anyone else had contracted it. It turned out other folks including Jake’s friends who ate at the same restaurant had also become infected. Jacob has now made a full recovery, is back in school, and he also aquired his first job as a certified first responder with a paramedic team.

 

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Why I Believe we Never Landed a man on the Moon

I am as patriotic as the next guy about our country, the United States of America. The problem I have is that the citizens work for the government, not the government working for it’s citizens as it should be.

NASA has been and always will be a government and military entity funded by taxes of the American citizens solely for the purpose of keeping contracts going to giant corporate contractors who initiate kickbacks to certain individuals within NASA and the American Government. This is a well known fact within the government contracting circle…at least for those contractors willing to take a chance.

Example: as a former private military contractor employee I was in charge of ordering hundreds of thousands of dollars of material to complete work orders on surface vessels for the Navy, Coast Guard, and Army. If a blueprint material list specified a particular vendor by name for a particular item, I had to use that vendor. If no vendor was identified then I could use resources I was familiar with as long as their products met the specified mil-specs.

I am not going to get into why this was so, but I will say it wasn’t because the listed vendor had a better product.

If we had not gone to the moon when we were supposed the United States would have lost the space race with Russia along with trillions of dollars of contracts to these military contracting firms for the research and development of material for NASA and the military which takes advantage and control of all new developments. What did you think the US Patent Office was for?

With all of this in mind I urge you to watch the following video. It’s about two hours, but I think you will keep watching once you begin. I did.

The Apollo moon footage is authentic, don’t blink.

Did Google help Hillary Clinton win the Popular vote?

There has been tremendous turmoil in the United States since the election of Donald Trump as President. The Democratic party has mounted an almost unbelievable and sometimes violent campaign to have Trump ousted from office. Even Barack and Michele Obama have turned from what they originally stated about working with the new administration to working totally against it.

Could Google be playing a part in all of this and could they have played a part in Clinton’s popular vote issue? Keep reading, it gets better.

Supposedly, at least by the election figures, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by around 3 million votes, but I found something interesting while doing some research. Below is an article listed on Google Search on December 20, 2016:

3-million-votesThis we are all quite aware, however, I was not aware of the next article posted on September 12, 2016:

votesQuite a coincidence I would say.

Now, getting back to Google’s part. I found an article posted in September of 2016 as well of Google’s bias towards Hillary Clinton in research done also by Robert Epstein:

google-biasI find all of this very interesting especially with all of the hoopla about Russian interference with the 2016 election. It would appear there is collusion by Google as well so shouldn’t they be investigated also?

By clicking on the pictures you can read the entire articles.

The follow is from an article on Slate.com.

As early as 2010, researchers at Harvard University started finding evidence that Google’s search rankings were not so objective, favoring its own products over those of competitors. A Federal Trade Commission investigation into the conglomerate in 2012 also indicated evidence that the company was using its monopoly power to help its own businesses. So it’s no secret that Google search results aren’t a font of objective and unbiased information. Now, as we enter into prime-time politics season in the U.S., the searching for candidates is heating up.  So what do Google’s biased search results mean for the election and for democracy itself?

Google is not fair; it favors some candidates, and it opposes others. And so far, it seems to prefer Democrats.

Our crowd sourced analysis of Google search results on Dec. 1 for the names of 16 presidential candidates revealed that Democrats fared better than Republicans when it came to supportive and positive sites within the first page of results. Democrats had, on average, seven favorable search results in those top 10, whereas GOP candidates had only 5.9. (Source: Slate.com)

Sen. Chuck Schumer: Democratic Leader: Following the law is Meaningless

In an interview with CNN News, Democratic leader, Senator Chuck Schumer, made a comment about President Donald Trump’s executive order on the Affordable Care Act (source: Fox News) ordering federal agencies to ease the “regulatory burdens” of ObamaCare.

Schumer stated President Trump’s order basically instructed the agencies to “do good things not bad things and do things that comply with the law.” He then added, “That’s meaningless.”

So are we to assume he means that complying with the law is meaningless? Isn’t that what Barack Obama’s administration was about, not following the law and using executive orders to have his way?

(Fox News) The requirement to buy insurance is one of the more unpopular components of the law. Trump’s order stated clearly that his policy is to seek the “prompt repeal” of the Affordable Care Act, but also said his directive to agencies in the meantime is meant to minimize the economic impact of the law.

The order stated that relevant agency heads “shall exercise all authority and discretion available to them to waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement of the Act that would impose a fiscal burden on any State or a cost, fee, tax, penalty, or regulatory burden on individuals, families, healthcare providers, health insurers, patients, recipients of healthcare services, purchasers of health insurance, or makers of medical devices, products, or medications.” (source: Fox News)