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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#929391 Jun 21, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>I have facts-and aspartame was nothing but bad science,but anyone is free to use it. It was banned by the FDA twice.
It all starts in the mid 1960&#8242;s with a company called G.D. Searle. One of their chemists accidentally creates aspartame while trying to create a cure for stomach ulcers. Searle decides to put aspartame through a testing process which eventually leads to its approval by the FDA. Not long after, serious health effects begin to arise and G.D. Searle comes under fire for their testing practices. It is revealed that the testing process of Aspartame was among the worst the investigators had ever seen and that in fact the product was unsafe for use. Aspartame triggers the first criminal investigation of a manufacturer put into place by the FDA in 1977. By 1980 the FDA bans aspartame from use after having 3 independent scientists study the sweetener. It was determined that one main health effects was that it had a high chance of inducing brain tumors. At this point it was clear that aspartame was not fit to be used in foods and banned is where it stayed, but not for long.
Early in 1981 Searle Chairman Donald Rumsfeld (who is a former Secretary of Defense.. surprise surprise) vowed to “call in his markers,” to get it approved. January 21, 1981, the day after Ronald Reagan’s inauguration, Searle took the steps to re-apply aspartame’s approval for use by the FDA. Ronald Reagans’ new FDA commissioner Arthur Hayes Hull, Jr., appointed a 5-person Scientific Commission to review the board of inquiry’s decision. It did not take long for the panel to decide 3-2 in favor of maintaining the ban of aspartame. Hull then decided to appoint a 6th member to the board, which created a tie in the voting, 3-3. Hull then decided to personally break the tie and approve aspartame for use. Hull later left the FDA under allegations of impropriety, served briefly as Provost at New York Medical College, and then took a position with Burston-Marsteller. Burstone-Marstella is the chief public relations firm for both Monsanto and GD Searle. Since that time he has never spoken publicly about aspartame.
You *COULD* be correct on this but from what I've read doing just a cursory internet run....

* The internet is rife with Conspiracy Theories and Phony Science.

* The reasons that Aspartame was approved and that the FDA pulled its approval later was because of faulty testing that was brought to its attention and not because of any sickness attributed to Aspartame use.

But I'm no aficionado of Food Additive bunk and the such. Plus, Snopes seems to show that no evidence suggests a link between Aspartame usage and neurological damage.

Heck, I even looked up my name (Polish heritage) online and found that I'm a wealthy Brazilian Land Owner with links to Nazi Party members hiding out there after the Big War:].
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#929392 Jun 21, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
No problem there. But rising prices and inflation are still very concerning. If the economy is drastically affected, it will affect us all in some way or another.
I'm also concerned about husband's 401k - as many others are, I assume.
Time for caution, but not panic.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#929393 Jun 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Just use sugar
The dogs in my neighborhood love the sweet taste of antifreeze.

Or at least the ones who survived:]
Whatever

Gering, NE

#929394 Jun 21, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
This is the part I liked.
The 41% of Americans who now identify themselves as "pro-choice" is down from 47% last July.
Then he argues with me for saying 59% of Americans want most abortions or all abortions to be illegal.

That is the only two other options left.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#929395 Jun 21, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Anyone who's surprised an Obama supporter like Paula Deen uses racist language has obviously never been to New England.
How quickly they turn on their own.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#929396 Jun 21, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL. The Gallop poll has been a running joke ever since it showed Mitt Romney with an insurmountable lead over Barack Obama. LMAO
Gallop has been running abortion surveys for decades now. To claim at this point in time that somehow they are tainted is a little clueless.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#929397 Jun 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Just use sugar
All things in moderation.

When sugar showed up from the New World to become a world commodity, Diabetes raised its ugly head and has been here ever since.

Michael Bloomberg is going to outlaw sugar, sex and cap-guns any day now.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#929398 Jun 21, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
"Additionally, a recent national survey by the Pew Research Center recorded an eight percentage-point decline since last August in those saying abortion should be legal in all or most cases, from 54% to 46%. The percentage saying abortion should be legal in only a few or no cases increased from 41% to 44% over the same period. As a result, support for the two broad positions is now about even, sharply different from most polling on this question since 1995, when the majority has typically favored legality."
The increase in the 'no abortion' group has grown and the combination with the middle group means the majority favor no or limited abortions.
Not that hard to understand.
Also note-
" A new Gallup Poll, conducted May 7-10, finds 51% of Americans calling themselves "pro-life" on the issue of abortion and 42% "pro-choice." This is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup began asking this question in 1995."
So, the opinions are shifting as noted in the survey.
hommmm... this could be true....

... but you still lied, son.

And that's a fact.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#929399 Jun 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The government has no money other than that stolen from the taxpayers.
After the government steals your money for years, time to get even.
So Auntie is receiving stolen money? Yet you encourage her to take it and run?

ok........
Whatever

Gering, NE

#929400 Jun 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
How quickly they turn on their own.
I think bigotry in the Blue States has always been a dirty little secret. The finger pointing at Obama supporter Deen due to being a Southerner has brought out those who point out New England states even worse.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#929401 Jun 21, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Most sites say the effects will be the same as in any recession. Potential buisnesses closing down and concerns of job security.
And what you said.
All of it is concerning to me.
Aw, heck, Bettie Lou. Live dangerous for once in yer life. When the Dow falls 600 points, just swoop down in there and buy 'em all up.

Be optimistic until you go broke.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#929402 Jun 21, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
All things in moderation.
When sugar showed up from the New World to become a world commodity, Diabetes raised its ugly head and has been here ever since.
Michael Bloomberg is going to outlaw sugar, sex and cap-guns any day now.
Bloomberg for President!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#929403 Jun 21, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Heck, they liked him in Kenya. Maybe he should try his crap there.
Come to think of it.....$100 million vacation comin' right up, eh?
But hey you can take a virtual White House tour which they are promoting as being better than the real thing as you can see Obama in most rooms.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#929404 Jun 21, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>hommmm... this could be true....
... but you still lied, son.
And that's a fact.
No

Only 41% of the Population is ProChoice

That leaves 59% who are against abortion in all or most situations.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#929405 Jun 21, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>401k's will definitely be affected just like in 2008 when the crisis hit and it will be worse this time because of the deficit which I believe it will be like Germany economy back in 1930's during because they were so heavily in debt and when the US called in on the debt the German economy really tanked and inflation exploded in Germany.
There really is no safe place to park your money right now.

There are global betting rings that allow one to place bets on political outcomes, soccer matches, market movements or even civil war outcomes.

Maybe I'll start placing bets on the Magic Negro getting his pansy azz creamed by Putin in Syria. I'd love to make a living off of his stupidity.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#929406 Jun 21, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Your right, the closer you get to the east coast racism gets worse.
That's right. Look at the Zimmerman travesty - Florida.
N.C.- Democratic Convention.

The White House - the Boy Messiah and his sidekick Eric Racist Holder.

So now we have two Left Coasts and Right in the middle?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#929407 Jun 21, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
No
Only 41% of the Population is ProChoice
That leaves 59% who are against abortion in all or most situations.
Son, you obviously don't know what you wrote without trying to interpret your source.

But that's ok.... it's not like it's anything new from you. Just the same ol' same ol'

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#929408 Jun 21, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Are you done licking yourself son?
On Friday nights, you get drunk and try licking every guy in the bar.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#929409 Jun 21, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
But hey you can take a virtual White House tour which they are promoting as being better than the real thing as you can see Obama in most rooms.
Does this mean that we have a virtual President and not a real one?

Well, hell's bell's...can I pay virtual taxes, too?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#929410 Jun 21, 2013
When was the last time a Presidential candidate other than an incumbent was nominated without substantial opposition?

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