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U.S. life span keeps slipping...People in the richest country in the world live shorter lives than those in 41 other nations. » The reasons why

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Countries that surpass the U.S. include Japan and most of Europe, as well as Jordan, Guam and the Cayman Islands.

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Among the other factors:

• Adults in the United States have one of the highest obesity rates in the world. Nearly a third of U.S. adults 20 years and older are obese, while about two-thirds are overweight, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

"The U.S. has the resources that allow people to get fat and lazy," said Paul Terry, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Emory University in Atlanta. "We have the luxury of choosing a bad lifestyle as opposed to having one imposed on us by hard times."

• Racial disparities. Black Americans have an average life expectancy of 73.3 years, five years shorter than white Americans.

Black American males have a life expectancy of 69.8 years, slightly longer than the averages for Iran and Syria and slightly shorter than in Nicaragua and Morocco.

"It really reflects the social conditions in which African American women grow up and have children," said Dr. Marie C. McCormick, professor of maternal and child health at the Harvard School of Public Health. "We haven't done anything to eliminate those disparities."

• A relatively high percentage of babies born in the U.S. die before their first birthday, compared with other industrialized nations.

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Thoughts!

I'll make people marry people that should not be together and put them through hurt and pain and have them to not love another again so the foundation of humanity will never be able to be established "the family" (Mt 19: 4-6; Mal 2: 16)

I will make them hate each other and abuse each other, make them fall into alcohol and drugs without control. (Rom 13: 12-14)

I will teach them to make weapons and bombs, so they kill each other.

Oh, I will kill them all and their souls will be mine forever", it's their decision" (I Jn 3: 8-10)

"How much do you want for all of them?"

All your tears and all your blood, all the pain of the entire world, all together (Is 53: 4-10; I Pet 2: 24)

Done. And He paid the price (II Cor 5: 21)

Doesn't it seem incredible to you how somebody can be alight on Sabbath in the Church, worshipping and praising for mercy, for one more day to live etc. But during the rest of the week he is an invisible Christian! (II Tim 3: 1-5; Rom 10: 9-13) --shared by Evgan.Lillie Jefferson

Father, I ask You t o bless my friends, relatives and those that I care deeply for, who are reading this right now. Show them a new revelation of your love and power. Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment. Where there is pain, give them your peace and mercy. Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through your grace. Where there is need, I ask you to fulfill their needs. Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings. In Jesus' precious name. Amen." --Shared by Tonie Burney tonieburney@yahoo.com

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