Friday, July 28, 2006

Newsworthy Articles

I've run across a couple interesting articles today and last night. The first one shows the benefits of eating a vegan diet. It pretty much is in line with one of the books I'm reading right now (see "Currently Reading" section). The article is all about how a vegan diet is much healthier and all that. If I had the will power, I'd be a vegan. I really don't think I can cut out all dairy and eggs though. Being a quasivegetarian (I eat fish and seafood) is hard enough, especially when I eat out. Maybe I should just cut down on the dairy and eggs. But that would mean less ice cream. I'm not sure if I could do that.

The second article Jeremy sent me and it's about a possible raise in the minimum wage! Also in my inbox this morning was an email from Sojourners urging me to call my representative about the bill. I'm resisting going on a rant about the current minimum wage and the republican controlled congress - just read the article instead.

3 comments:

Brian said...

Yeah, the "new" Republican minimum wage bill still sucks. But it is Republican-sponsored, so it kinda has to...

Raise minimum wage, but screw workers in other ways and while you're at it, give tax cuts to rich people. Yeah, that's the GOP way.

Golda said...

Yeah, it makes me so mad the way it all works. Today on Oprah (Betsy always watches it) it was about the minimum wage and how much it sucks. I couldn't watch it because I was getting so riled up about everything. Argh.

Melissa said...

I watched most of the Opera show. I can't normally watch it because I am usually at work but I thought this one was ok. It was good to speak up for people on low wages but I didn't think it came across in a good way. Why can't they just record the life of someone making that much instead of faking it with the "30 days" people? Not as realistic this way. I did think they picked good examples of the real life at minimum wage.