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ironboltbruce
12-01-2011, 02:54 PM
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EATING CHEERIOS DOESN'T MAKE YOU HEALTHIER, IT JUST MAKES GENERAL MILLS WEALTHIER
Global Revolution 1: American Revolution 2: Day 76: Communication 1
IronBoltBruce's Kleptocracy Chronicles for 1 Dec 2011 (g1a2d0076c1)
How many examples of greed and corruption must you see before you act?


Our corporations are lying to us, America. They sell us happiness and health, they deliver anything but, and they're getting away with it. Why? Because in many cases they've paid politicians and "lobbied" bureaucrats to twist the rules to where it is legal to lie - or at least legal to hide the truth. Here is one example from many:

Unless you're one of the few Americans with the wisdom and discipline to throw their TV out the window, you've probably seen commercials like this one wherein GMO cereal king General Mills claims that "Cheerios, made from all grain natural oats, is the only leading cold cereal clinically proven to lower cholesterol."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDNgbQ-bQpA

That claim may be legally true, but it is patently false for the following reasons:

1. Cheerios may be "made from all grain natural oats", but it also "made from" many other ingredients. The Cheerios website assures us that "All Cheerios cereal varieties have at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving", but omits the fact that a "serving" is 28 grams:

http://tinyurl.com/bmzgmbc

And what's in the other 20 grams? This article will give you some idea. Pay special attention to the commentary regarding genetically modified corn starch and trisodium phosphate (TSP), which is a cleaning compound:

http://tinyurl.com/c279cx6

2. As we reported earlier, in the USA "natural" has no regulated meaning with respect to food or food labels. Consequently, General Mills can legally refer to the oats in Cheerios as "natural" regardless of any genetically engineered origin. The truth is that General Mills "...continues to use genetically-modified (GM) ingredients in its cereal products, as well as corn syrup, artificial flavors, and artificial colorings - all of which wreak havoc on health...":

http://tinyurl.com/25ohlnv

3. The part about Cheerios being "the only leading cold cereal clinically proven to lower cholesterol" uses the "leading" adjective to avoid challenges from cereals that might be healthier but not as well known. And the "clinically proven" phrase that provides the claim's sole source of credibility refers to a study "conducted by Provident Clinical Research, a for-profit institute that gets paid by General Mills and other manufacturers to design, implement, and analyze tests that will always shine a bright light on the product in question."

http://tinyurl.com/7govsfn

http://tinyurl.com/crmugt8

Even the FDA found the claims based on that study to be suspect:

http://tinyurl.com/c27v85f


The opening sentence in this General Mills press release (propaganda piece) reads "Research presented today at the Experimental Biology Meeting revealed Cheerios can help lower cholesterol by 10 percent in one month."

http://tinyurl.com/c66cxue

This is another cleverly-worded deception. General Mills doesn't directly claim that "Cheerios can help lower cholesterol", but rather states that was "revealed" by "research", which as we just explained was tainted. The fact that tainted research was presented at some "Experimental Biology Meeting" sounds auspicious but means nothing. And once the lie is unleashed, the distortion of the truth becomes pandemic. They've even got Lance Armstrong lying for them, and the lie goes unretracted even after he knew about the FDA warning letter:

http://tinyurl.com/6qfz6re

http://tinyurl.com/7azlt2p

General Mills doesn't care about your health. General Mills only cares about their wealth.


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Conley
12-01-2011, 03:07 PM
Breakfast cereal is definitely something that they've brainwashed the American people into accepting. I don't think it's particularly healthy.

Mister D
12-01-2011, 03:27 PM
Appaently, the claims of GM are valid. Cheerios may help lower your cholesterol.

Peter1469
12-01-2011, 04:40 PM
You need cholesterol to live. Cheerios are made primarily from a substance that you could live without- carbs. I imagine that the really long post above also mentions that the grains used are probably genetically modified grains - that is a big science experiment; who knows what the long term effects of that mess is going to be.

Conley
12-01-2011, 04:51 PM
Appaently, the claims of GM are valid. Cheerios may help lower your cholesterol.

It may, but a tiny drop in cholesterol numbers aren't enough to counteract the other negative effects on health.

Mister D
12-01-2011, 05:54 PM
They aren't saying it will make you healthy. Just that it will lower your cholesterol. Granted, it's a little deceitful I suppose but c'mon. Virtually everyone advertises their products that way.

Conley
12-01-2011, 05:56 PM
They aren't saying it will make you healthy. Just that it will lower your cholesterol. Granted, it's a little deceitful I suppose but c'mon. Virtually everyone advertises their products that way.

Oh yeah, I don't think GM is any worse than the others. So much of the labeling is ridiculous. Low-fat doesn't matter if the thing is packed full of calories, it'll get converted to fat anyway you little piggie! :laugh:

Mister D
12-01-2011, 06:07 PM
Oh yeah, I don't think GM is any worse than the others. So much of the labeling is ridiculous. Low-fat doesn't matter if the thing is packed full of calories, it'll get converted to fat anyway you little piggie! :laugh:

I was explaining to my mother today that thing about PAM. Everything in that can of PAM is fat exceptfor the propellant. There is zero fat per serving because there are 1600 hundred servings in a can. I'm not sure why they are allowed to do that.

Captain Obvious
12-01-2011, 06:26 PM
What Peter said about carbs.

Cereal is basically junk food. If you're going to eat that shit, go for the gusto - Cocoa Pebbles.

Mister D
12-01-2011, 06:31 PM
One reason I stopped real whole grain cereal was that it's so heavily fortified. I don't want 120% of my daily iron with breakfast.

Mister D
12-01-2011, 06:31 PM
What Peter said about carbs.

Cereal is basically junk food. If you're going to eat that shit, go for the gusto - Cocoa Pebbles.

Carbs are your friends!

Captain Obvious
12-01-2011, 06:42 PM
Carbs are your friends!

Only when it's accompanied by malt, hops and yeast.

Mister D
12-01-2011, 06:48 PM
Only when it's accompanied by malt, hops and yeast.

:wink: I guess a lot depends on your metabolism and lifestyle. I couldn't perform like I do now without starches in my diet. I eat a lot of lean meats and vegetables but I like pasta and rice for my runs.

Peter1469
12-01-2011, 08:13 PM
Yes if you are going to do long steady state cardio you do need starchy carbs. I would suggest brown rice, sweet potatoes, and qunoi. Stay away from the breakfast cereals.

Mister D
12-01-2011, 08:15 PM
Yes if you are going to do long steady state cardio you do need starchy carbs. I would suggest brown rice, sweet potatoes, and qunoi. Stay away from the breakfast cereals.

I'm a big fan of brown rice. It's great with tuna. I wish I liked sweet potatoes. I know they are loaded with nutrients but I just can't stand the taste.

Peter1469
12-01-2011, 08:15 PM
over half of the people who have heart attacks have normal cholesterol numbers. Maybe heart attacks have other causes.....

Mister D
12-01-2011, 08:16 PM
over half of the people who have heart attacks have normal cholesterol numbers. Maybe heart attacks have other causes.....

Yeah, the fat and cholesterol scares are confusing people.

Conley
12-01-2011, 08:19 PM
Yes if you are going to do long steady state cardio you do need starchy carbs. I would suggest brown rice, sweet potatoes, and qunoi. Stay away from the breakfast cereals.

Oh hell yes. D, I can't understand how anyone could not like the taste of sweet potatoes but I won't judge. :afro: Brown rice is awesome too.

Conley
12-01-2011, 08:20 PM
over half of the people who have heart attacks have normal cholesterol numbers. Maybe heart attacks have other causes.....

What are the other causes?

Captain Obvious
12-01-2011, 08:20 PM
over half of the people who have heart attacks have normal cholesterol numbers. Maybe heart attacks have other causes.....

Oh God - my cholesterol reading was normal.

I'M FUCKING DYING!!!

:afro:

Captain Obvious
12-01-2011, 08:21 PM
What are the other causes?

Marriage.


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Fuck you, Conley

Mister D
12-01-2011, 08:22 PM
Oh hell yes. D, I can't understand how anyone could not like the taste of sweet potatoes but I won't judge. :afro: Brown rice is awesome too.

The sweet potato fries are nasty too and that's saying a lot. It's hard not to like fried starch.

Conley
12-01-2011, 08:24 PM
The sweet potato fries are nasty too and that's saying a lot. It's hard not to like fried starch.

We are definitely not in sync!

It's as if I don't even know who you are anymore. :cry: :cry: :laugh:

Conley
12-01-2011, 08:25 PM
Marriage.


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Fuck you, Conley

Mofo, I didn't make it like this I only bitched about it. Sign my petition and OCCUPY ADMIN.

Mister D
12-01-2011, 08:27 PM
We are definitely not in sync!

It's as if I don't even know who you are anymore. :cry: :cry: :laugh:

:rofl:

I wish I liked them. They're very good for you.

Captain Obvious
12-01-2011, 08:27 PM
Mofo, I didn't make it like this I only bitched about it. Sign my petition and OCCUPY ADMIN.

I think you just cursed me.

That's the first time it's happened to me, right after you made the statement.

I feel a sharp pinch in my upper torso now.

Peter1469
12-01-2011, 08:28 PM
What are the other causes?


Hundreds of excellent scientific articles have linked insulin resistance and more recently leptin resistance to cardiovascular disease much more strongly than cholesterol, and they are in fact at least partially responsible for cholesterol abnormalities. For instance, insulin and leptin resistance result in "small dense" LDL particles and a greater number of particles.

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Captain Obvious
12-01-2011, 08:28 PM
Gotta idea for the recipe thread.

Peter1469
12-01-2011, 08:31 PM
I'm a big fan of brown rice. It's great with tuna. I wish I liked sweet potatoes. I know they are loaded with nutrients but I just can't stand the taste.

Are you talking about canned sweet potatoes? Those are horrible. Have you tried the ones in the produce isle next to the white potatoes?

Mister D
12-01-2011, 08:34 PM
Are you talking about canned sweet potatoes? Those are horrible. Have you tried the ones in the produce isle next to the white potatoes?

My mom makes the fresh ones on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Apparently, everyone likes them but me. The flavor just doesn't appeal to me. I wish it did.

Conley
12-01-2011, 08:40 PM
Hundreds of excellent scientific articles have linked insulin resistance and more recently leptin resistance to cardiovascular disease much more strongly than cholesterol, and they are in fact at least partially responsible for cholesterol abnormalities. For instance, insulin and leptin resistance result in "small dense" LDL particles and a greater number of particles.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2005/05/28/cholesterol-heart.aspx




So we are talking about fatties...got it. Thanks.

Peter1469
12-01-2011, 08:41 PM
Does she add anything to it? Sugar?

Mister D
12-01-2011, 08:49 PM
Does she add anything to it? Sugar?

It smells a little like cinnamon to me. I never asked though. Come to thin of it it did always smell somewhat sweet and I do not like sweet dishes.

Peter1469
12-01-2011, 09:01 PM
I don't either.

Pick one up from the store and try it out. I would take the skin off of it and steam it. Then salt it, and maybe butter if you like that. Nothing else.

Mister D
12-01-2011, 09:02 PM
Can't hurt. Why not? Can I bake it like you would a russet? Salt and hot sauce are my usual tater fixings.

Peter1469
12-01-2011, 09:08 PM
That should be fine. If you don't like it that way try steaming some.

Conley
12-01-2011, 09:10 PM
Can't hurt. Why not? Can I bake it like you would a russet? Salt and hot sauce are my usual tater fixings.

IMO this would lead to deliciousness.

Mister D
12-01-2011, 09:21 PM
That should be fine. If you don't like it that way try steaming some.

I'll try it this weekend. I'm also giving Capt's leeks and scrambled eggs a go. Thanks.

Mister D
12-01-2011, 09:21 PM
IMO this would lead to deliciousness.

I hope I like it. They are great for you.

Peter1469
12-01-2011, 09:22 PM
We do the leeks and scrambled eggs a lot. Also bake them in glassware for a change.

Captain Obvious
12-01-2011, 09:23 PM
I wouldn't put hot sauce on a sweet potato. That might be odd.

Stick with butter and salt, never tried it that way but I bet it turns out great. You could add cinnemon (sp?) like someone suggested and maybe no sugar. I bet that would be outstanding.

Getting hungry now.

Captain Obvious
12-01-2011, 09:25 PM
I'll try it this weekend. I'm also giving Capt's leeks and scrambled eggs a go. Thanks.

Now that you can add some hot sauce to.

I've never been a fan of Tobasco but they use a lot of it in NE for clams and shit. I've developed a liking to it, in moderation. Maybe a drop or two.

Mister D
12-01-2011, 09:27 PM
I wouldn't put hot sauce on a sweet potato. That might be odd.

Stick with butter and salt, never tried it that way but I bet it turns out great. You could add cinnemon (sp?) like someone suggested and maybe no sugar. I bet that would be outstanding.

Getting hungry now.

The cinnamon smell turned me off. I think my mom puts that spice or something similar in her sweet potatoes. I just pass that dish on down the line. No thanks.

I'll pick up a sweet potato when I grab those leeks on Friday. I smell like booze when I go in the supermarket on Friday nights. I usually have a wad of chew in my mouth too. I must look great. :laugh:

Mister D
12-01-2011, 09:29 PM
Now that you can add some hot sauce to.

I've never been a fan of Tobasco but they use a lot of it in NE for clams and shit. I've developed a liking to it, in moderation. Maybe a drop or two.

I go with Sontava. Dejardin's makes it. It's a habanero sauce. I'm not a big fan of tabasco peppers but I'll take Tabasco over no hot sauce at all any day though.

Captain Obvious
12-01-2011, 09:38 PM
I go with Sontava. Dejardin's makes it. It's a habanero sauce. I'm not a big fan of tabasco peppers but I'll take Tabasco over no hot sauce at all any day though.

I'm getting cramps just reading about this.

I tend to over-indulge on hot sauce and that hard stuff knots my stines up. Which is why I generally stick with Franks Red Hot. I can peel a boiled egg and fill the cavity up to the rim with it.

wingrider
12-02-2011, 12:07 AM
I'm a big fan of brown rice. It's great with tuna. I wish I liked sweet potatoes. I know they are loaded with nutrients but I just can't stand the taste. cook them with marshmellows and brown sugar.. GREAAAAAAAATTTTTT

MMC
12-02-2011, 08:12 AM
Plus there is Sweet Potato Pie.....it's not as sweet as other pies. I got this place by my house. Rib Joint. When you order a meal they send a Baked Sweet Potato. The thing is huge, but awesome. I like it with the butter or steamed with butter but even moreso with the Cinnamon and butter. You could try a just a little bit of nutmeg too.

I eat a lot of potatoes as well. Fried, Mashed, Boiled with salt, Baked. One of favorites is Apples Slices mixed in with the Fried Potatoes and some dried cranberries and pecans. I like mashed Potatoes and Applesauce too. Thats real potatoes and not instant.

Conley
12-02-2011, 08:14 AM
The cinnamon smell turned me off. I think my mom puts that spice or something similar in her sweet potatoes. I just pass that dish on down the line. No thanks.

I'll pick up a sweet potato when I grab those leeks on Friday. I smell like booze when I go in the supermarket on Friday nights. I usually have a wad of chew in my mouth too. I must look great. :laugh:

:laugh: Do you take a spit can with you?

MMC
12-02-2011, 08:18 AM
I don't care what they say.....No One is taking my Lucky Charms! :laugh:

Mister D
12-02-2011, 08:50 AM
:laugh: Do you take a spit can with you?


Yep. I'm the classiest. :grin:

Conley
12-02-2011, 08:54 AM
Yep. I'm the classiest. :grin:

:rofl: Buzzed with a spit can in the produce aisle.

Son, I am impressed...that is taking "not giving a fuck" to a whole new level. :laugh:

Mister D
12-02-2011, 09:00 AM
There are times when I don't bother with the spit can. Thankfully they have a spito- umm garbage can next to the seafood department. :wink:

MMC
12-02-2011, 09:12 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MfbYnz8ucc

:rollseyes:

Mister D
12-02-2011, 09:16 AM
Joise was a sharpshooter with that juice. He he chewed the plug tobacco. A man's chew! :shocked:

MMC
12-02-2011, 09:21 AM
Joise was a sharpshooter with that juice. He he chewed the plug tobacco. A man's chew! :shocked:

Yeah the dog didnt care to much for it tho! :laugh:

MMC
12-02-2011, 09:22 AM
Sorry.....

Mister D
12-02-2011, 09:22 AM
Yeah the dog didnt care to much for it tho! :laugh:

I didn't appreciate spitting on the dog but who am I to argue with Josie?

MMC
12-02-2011, 09:23 AM
It was a short.....Post! <<<<<playing my Brutha :afro: