Letter to the Editor: Greater good?
BY Matt Secrist, Kellyville
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
1/16/13 at 8:00 AM
I am a runner and recently I've had trouble with my breathing. Not only is my breathing labored when I run but when my breathing should be returning to normal, I keep breathing harder. My second cousin, who is a pharmacist, said it sounded like EIA - exercise-induced asthma - and that it was caused by dirty and cold air. I should try Claritin D 12-hour, she said, which I did and it worked. But college-educated people don't know everything. I've been running for 30 years and it's always been cold so it has to be the air.
This development tickles my buns because I have stock in big pharma. So I now have the best of both worlds. I can still run and my portfolio is growing larger on account of people like me who have to buy medicine so they can breathe.
Just between you and me, here's a tidbit you might want to keep from your tree-hugging friends. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the release of Arctic methane, a 20 times more powerful greenhouse gas than CO2, poses a serious threat to abrupt climate change. It would increase the global content of methane gas by a factor of 12. Hallelujah.
I wake up every morning thanking my lucky stars that I live in a state where our political leaders, for the most part, don't pay any attention to those whiners who cry about their respiratory problems rather than thinking about the greater good.
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