Category: Dining, Tupelo, Oxford or Memphis

Retail Shopping Experience

Buying in is no longer a enjoyable time. They do not have the products we want as they force market what the corporations want you to buy. The clerks are not helpful and in many cases just ignorant of the products they are supposed to be selling. The stores are unorganized and block egress with displays. The smell is a sick perfume splashed on all the products. This smell makes the product used by someone and not factory new. You get exposed to all sorts of diseases from colds, TB to third world sicknesses. The food is prepared by people who do not respect cleanliness or have the knowledge of what chemicals that are in the product.

Over all finding what I need, my time is better spent at home on line.

Having Health Insurance Does Not Prolong Life.

Death Rates Rising for Young, Middle-Aged U.S. Adults
Opioid epidemic and stalled progress against heart disease have dragged down life expectancy. The problem of not being physically active due to smart phones and computers give people false security that health insurance will save them. Fast food, drugs, labor saving equipment such as mass transit, electric bikes and scooters all reduce exercise. Our food supply is no longer fresh and home cooking reduced to the microwave heating chemical laced food. Shelf life chemicals and taste additives all work against the human body. Caffeine laced products and quick fix drugs lower life expectancy. Having health insurance removes any incentive for healthy living.

Again Mississippi Ranks Last on Health

Beyond these death rates, the report looked at 44 other factors that influence a population’s health to determine each state’s ranking.

Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Washington, Connecticut and Vermont ranked the highest (Connecticut and Vermont tied for fifth place in the rankings), while Arkansas, Nevada, Texas, Oklahoma and Mississippi received the lowest rankings.

Most of the cost of health insurance reflects people’s personal health habits.


A Los Angeles judge has determined that California law requires coffee companies to carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process.
In 2016, the International Agency for Research on Cancer — the cancer agency of the World Health Organization — moved coffee off its “possible carcinogen” list.
The coffee industry had claimed the chemical was present at harmless levels and should be exempt from the law because it results naturally from the cooking process necessary to make the beans flavorful.
Studies indicate coffee is unlikely to cause breast, prostate or pancreatic cancer, and it seems to lower the risks for liver and uterine cancers, the agency said. Evidence is inadequate to determine its effect on dozens of other cancer types.

It seems to me this is just another way for lawyers to make money.

AMA Declares Obesity a Disease

The American Medical Association voted this week to declare obesity a disease, a move effectively defining 78 million American adults and 12 million children as having a medical condition requiring treatment.

Why not look at the bigger problem? Our leaders are not addressing the cause they focus on the symptoms instead. Problems are not as simple as the media and money makers would like you to believe. Each individual has genes from a long line of past humans that have adopted to certain living conditions and environment.  One size does not fit all as each has different needs to fit their genes. Life changes very slow and the capitalistic market place changes the environment a lot faster than the human condition can keep up.

It seems to me that this change to make obesity an official disease is a political maneuver made by big money to empty the pocket of the common man and add to the riches of the insurance, big pharma, medical industry, and all those including government at the expense of all those that are slaving away at jobs to support families.

The FDA is not protecting the population from the marketing and manipulation of the food and drug empires. Much of what is offered in the market place is not healthy or beneficial to the vast array of human health in a diverse society. The marketed lifestyle has one purpose and that is to make profits regardless of any concern for the health and life of the customer. The Public education system is also bought and sold to those that profit and lobby the laws.

Our leadership has failed because of lack of knowledge and values.

Tourist Trade

I stood in front of the City Council one evening and was giving reasons why Tupelo should not try to attract the low pay jobs such as the tourism brings with restaurants and hotels.  Part of my reasoning was that low pay jobs cost the government money with subsidizing food stamps and Medicaid. Also that low paid workers do not have much to spend on lifestyles real-estate and education.  The City Council was dazzled by the fact that they get a 10% sales tax from those services. Here is a quote from the web from one of those workers.

I’ve been serving for about 20years. I come from a fine dining restaurant recently moved to tupelo got a job at a restaurant by the mall I have never experienced such terrible tips. I’m an excellent server! Last nite for example .30 on a 26$ check( nothing wrong) 2.76 on a 57$check again nothing wrong. 2$ on a 42$ check 5$ on 90$ check. I make 2.41 an hr. I have to pay taxes and tip out on a percentage of my sales not what I have in my pocket. Tipping is not a city in china. You people can do better this is ridiculous if you can’t afford to eat out or to cheap to tip go to Micky d’s. Stay home. Servers have to make a living too. One of my co -workers was in tears the other nite she received 5$ on 159$ check and 5$ on 100$ check again nothing wrong. It’s costing us money to wait on you on some occasions, it’s the holidays! 10% of check for not great service 15% if everything was ok 20% if everything great.Com e on Tupelo I have faith we can turn this around do the right thing! “

If Tupelo is to change it has to be the attitude of those business people that take advantage of those that they have poorly educated. We can not afford to create an industry that takes advantage of people and makes them live a poor life even if they are working hard to survive by the rules.

International Cuisine

If you haven’t tried Chrisina’s International Cuisine you are missing a treat. Entrees from Europe, the Mediterranean, South and North America make up a wonderful menu. They have no wine so you might want to check the brown bag rule. The restaurant is in the former Shogun establishment on north Gloster. Worth the trip. Moderately priced, good service and good food.