Daily Topics - Thursday May 31st, 2012

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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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"Just take some personal responsibility and quit!"
Will barking that at a crank or skag addict get them off of the bad stuff?
The hawkers of the high fructose corn syrup knew they had a product with addictive properties greater than ordinary sugar a long time ago.
So what's the difference between a street corner pusher and, other than legality, the industry that produces and markets high fructose corn syrup? A multi million $ funded lobby operation, and an ad budget to push the product. Rite there in your living room on YOUR tee-vee.

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Lookup Dr. Robert Lustig at UCSF

I remember seeing a fairly technical lecture on UCTV a couple of years ago where (I believe it was he - but maybe it was someone he had asked to do the research) walked through all the steps of how certain genes are turned on and off - including why the things that cause certain kinds actions are classified as poisons.

The lecture first walked through how the body deals with alcohol and shows why it is classified as a poison.

Then the lecture walked through how the body deals with high fructose corn syrup - and it met the same criterion (for behaving like a poison).

For some odd reason right now - none of the search engines want to work on this topic.

Suggest those that want more expert details wait and retry after the misguided shills are done with their monkeying around.

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The world we're leaving for today's teens...

Without immediate global action on climate change, today's teenagers will be forced to live with the consequences of our inaction. The World Bank has issued their third report of climate change, and it says that global temperatures could rise by as much as 4 degrees Celsius by the time today's teens hit their 80th birthday.

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