Daily Topics - Thursday May 31st, 2012

Daily Topics - Thursday May 31st, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

Hour One: Should sugar be regulated? Julie Gunlock, Independent Women's Forum

Hour Two: "How to avoid the austerity trap but still deal with the budget deficit" - Robert Reich, Former Secretary of Labor / Plus, Geeky Science - High fructose corn syrup tries to pull a fast one

Hour Three: Jeff Timmer...Mitt Romney's Willie Horton? / Plus, Take Back the American Dream - Robert Borosage, Campaign for America's Future

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raaumusa@centurytel.net's picture
raaumusa@centur... 2 years 13 weeks ago
#1

No, sugar and HF corn syrup should not be regulated. They are vital to the financial continuity of Social Security and Medicare. People who die young won't use up valuable resources. Its part of the publicans die quick & die young HEW policies.

Pete

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Doenges 2 years 13 weeks ago
#2

On the HFCS topic, over the years I have become a "small" and sometimes a "petite" when I used to be a "medium" but my height, waist, and weight has stayed the same. Some call it vanity sizing but I call it fat sizing.

Eddie Bauer "fat-sized" their clothes about a year ago - making my "mediums" hang on me like I am wearing my dad's clothes.

Even worse is that the Boy Scouts uniform suppliers did that about 5 years ago to their shirts, shorts, and pants. A few weeks ago I noticed that their sleeping bags now have "wide" option!

Hey, how about a new Nutrition Merit Badge!

Dan D.

steelstringer 2 years 13 weeks ago
#3

i used to work at a local newspaper as a collector. i went to dozens of convenience stores to collect bills every day. as i stood at the counter waiting to talk to the clerk, i couldn't help but notice how many people would come in (especially kids) and drop $10 for all kinds of chips and soda and other assorted crap that we americans seem to think is food. people on public aid would be loaded down with chips and bottles of soda.

i continue to wonder where the kids got all that money, but certainly don't wonder anymore about how so many people get so fat. there is no real food in a convenience store, but that's where today's kids get their "nourishment".

sad

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harumman 2 years 12 weeks ago
#4

http://www.bradblog.com/?p=9321

Maybe there is some hope.

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