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Mayor Bloomberg Is Right to Declare a War on Sugar
The Daily Beast ^ | June 2, 2012 | Michael Tomasky

Posted on 06/03/2012 6:43:57 AM PDT by CharlesThe Hammer

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To: SpaceBar

I agree with you. I just lament that people can take something to nominally be true and then make themselves a hero by their caring so much. Gag. They care not. I can’t even imagine being in this “caring” mans family. I think I’d rather be w/o a friend in the whoe wide world than be a “beneficiary” of his compassion


51 posted on 06/03/2012 10:40:21 AM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: CharlesThe Hammer

Microwaves, cable TV, computers, video games, PE in school isn’t what it once was— if it is even required.

Many people don’t know how to cook anymore. There are some, that if you gave them a whole chicken and a bag of beans they would stare blankly and probably starve.

Heck, when they take kids lunches away, what to they give—chicken nuggets. Food pantries hand out chicken nuggets, too. Microwavable food is about the extent of cooking knowledge for many and processed food is always much more fattening.

As a kid cartoons were on Saturday mornings. I think there were some cartoons on channels 26 and 39— from about 3pm to maybe 5pm— those were only for rainy days, we would rather be out playing. Sundays there was the Wonderful World of Disney or the Mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom. With cable there are cartoons 24-7.

I think PE needs to make a good comeback and the same with home economics, where if you don’t know how to cook or sew...you learn how.


52 posted on 06/03/2012 11:30:33 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: TheRhinelander

“HFCS is FAR worse than refined sugar.”

Then don’t eat any.

Just leave the rest of us alone.


53 posted on 06/03/2012 1:46:23 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: maddog55

It would be interesting to see ethnic demographics for those states.

Do they have the obesity statistics factored by ethnicity, age or income?


54 posted on 06/03/2012 4:25:29 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: CharlesThe Hammer

Yes; we fought a war for our independence and established a free nation, so cities could outlaw sugary drinks. Sigh....


55 posted on 06/03/2012 4:28:30 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: CharlesThe Hammer
The only "WAR" government is authorized to declare in the Constitution of the United States is war on an enemy nation. All other government "WARS" on other matters especially related to helping "we the people" have brought upon us great tyranny and grief.

Hey Liberals. You want something to do? Okey then follow this one piece of advice of your beloved late Marxist Liberal Marcuse and "make love not war". You remember that saying don't ya? Here's it right back at ya. Do anything so long as you stay out of our lives you Nanny State Idiots.

56 posted on 06/03/2012 4:47:28 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Vinnie

Yup that’s where the place is. A guy really did have a heart attack there recently.

Here is a picture of one of those heart stoppers:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/another-heart-attack-grill-customer-collapses-while-eating-191647836.html

The owner says he has eaten at least one of these burgers every day since it opened 7yrs ago. I just can’t imagine it.


57 posted on 06/04/2012 7:39:53 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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