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Could Dairy Industry Sneak Aspartame Into Your Milk?
Fox News Insider ^ | 3:15 pm ET April 11, 2013

Posted on 04/11/2013 5:18:56 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The FDA is considering a plan that would allow the dairy industry to add the sweetener aspartame to milk without having to label it.

The plan is coming under fire from some farmers and some consumer groups. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: aspartame; bigdairy; fda; milk
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1 posted on 04/11/2013 5:18:56 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

What would be the point?


2 posted on 04/11/2013 5:22:04 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Olog-hai

Add whatever sweeteners they want to it - but it’ll be against the law to be drinkin’ a 32 oz. glass of it at one sitting, LOL!

I can’t deal with this sh!t anymore. I’ve decided my best course is to LAUGH at them, and continue to live under the radar and do as I please.

Until they ban Family Milk Cows, of course.

Sorry, Warden! We lost Bessie in a tragic boating accident along with all of our guns. She never was a strong swimmer...


3 posted on 04/11/2013 5:27:34 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Hardraade

The dairy industry for the past three years has been hoping to sell you some under the guise of just plain “milk,” so that chocolate and strawberry varieties that contain artificial sweeteners would no longer need to carry a special label.

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acknowledged a 2009 petition from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation that seeks to drop the FDA requirement to label milk and other dairy products as “artificially sweetened” when they contain sweeteners such as aspartame.

The FDA asked the public to submit data, information and comments related to aspartame and other artificial sweeteners in milk last week.

The dairy lobby argues the opposite, claiming that allowing aspartame in milk would make it a healthier product and reduce childhood obesity by offering milk with fewer calories.

The move comes as milk’s popularity is in serious decline and other beverages, including soy and rice milk, take on more market share.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/26/aspartame-milk_n_2764729.html


4 posted on 04/11/2013 5:32:12 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Olog-hai

Aspartame is a known carcinogen. Do a search for “Sweet Misery” and watch it. They (the dairy industry and the FDA) are trying to kill us.


5 posted on 04/11/2013 5:33:38 PM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: Olog-hai

we drink organic, they won’t put it in there, nobody who buys organic wants that.


6 posted on 04/11/2013 5:33:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Hardraade

Dammit! I’m trying to get away from aspartame altogether. It’s an insidious sweetener that has specific withdrawal markers when you stop consuming it, most notably a low grade, persistent headache.

This is awful! What the HELL is happening to this world guys? Is NOTHING sacred?


7 posted on 04/11/2013 5:35:52 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Olog-hai

I’ll keep drinking my local raw cow and goats milk.


8 posted on 04/11/2013 5:36:49 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Right. Just keep believing that... Organic is a scam as well. They can’t even agree on what “organic” means.


9 posted on 04/11/2013 5:38:30 PM PDT by thoolou ("Technology is driven by those who understand it the least" - Unknown)
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To: Olog-hai

Well, then I’ll just sneak my money away from the dairy industry.


10 posted on 04/11/2013 5:39:01 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: texgal

The EPA suddenly decided that saccharin is not a carcinogen back in 2010. Must mean that it’s a worse carcinogen than originally estimated.


11 posted on 04/11/2013 5:39:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I can’t deal with this sh!t anymore.

I'm sorry to criticize you, Diana in Wisconsin, but the new term is "obama." That should save wear and tear on your exclamation point key.

12 posted on 04/11/2013 5:40:30 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: rarestia
This is awful! What the HELL is happening to this world guys? Is NOTHING sacred?

No economic growth. Nobody's making any money. Everyone is thrashing around, trying to find anything that will help them pay their bills, not caring who they squash in the process. People are meaner and stupider, in person and online. Bad behavior - personal, governmental, and corporate - is becoming the norm.

13 posted on 04/11/2013 5:42:06 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: thoolou

what i do “know” is that when i bought any brand of non-organic milk, there was at least a 50% chance the milk would be bad before we finished the gallon. with the organic milk i have never had milk go bad, this goes back at least 8 years, even a few days after the exp date. there’s a definite quality difference in the milk.


14 posted on 04/11/2013 5:45:34 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Olog-hai
This is nonsense. Even Fox is getting caught up in the incredible amount of misinformation out there. Since aspartame contains phenylalanine, anyone suffering from PKU has to avoid it. This can be serious, especially for children with PKU, so there is absolutely no way that the FDA is going to allow that this ingredient be used without a clear indication on the label.

You should probably find something else to freak out about.

15 posted on 04/11/2013 5:48:55 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Hardraade
"What would be the point?"

My thoughts, exactly. Unless American's tastebuds have become so perverted that they can no longer taste natural sweetness.

16 posted on 04/11/2013 5:54:36 PM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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To: texgal
Aspartame is a known carcinogen.

No it isn't.

17 posted on 04/11/2013 6:01:13 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Mase
Since aspartame contains phenylalanine, anyone suffering from PKU has to avoid it. This can be serious, especially for children with PKU, so there is absolutely no way that the FDA is going to allow that this ingredient be used without a clear indication on the label.

You would trust the motives (and integrity) of a government agency after Fast And Furious and Bengahzi?

18 posted on 04/11/2013 6:07:09 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

That’s funny.


19 posted on 04/11/2013 6:10:01 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: OneWingedShark
Let me put it this way, there is no effin' way the FDA is going to allow something containing phenylalanine into a food product without making it clear on the label.

I possess a healthy distrust of government, but anyone believing this story isn't using their brain.

20 posted on 04/11/2013 6:12:08 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

For not ‘agreeing what “Organic” even means’, they sure do have a lot of information and even regulate it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_milk

They even have certification orgs and a federal regulatory framework.

But I know, it’s wikipedia which is all lies LOL

(I’m supporting your opinion, not looking to argue with someone who views the benefits of organics and pesticide free products as a scam)


21 posted on 04/11/2013 6:13:16 PM PDT by PissAndVinegar
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To: Hardraade

They’re talking about not having to identify sweeteners in FLAVORED milk, like chocolate milk or strawberry milk.

Ain’t gonna happen.


22 posted on 04/11/2013 6:15:44 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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23 posted on 04/11/2013 6:23:26 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Standing Wolf

:)


24 posted on 04/11/2013 6:39:39 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I agree with you on the shelf life of the organic/local milk when compared to regular milk; that’s been my experience, too.

$3 a 1/2 gallon is pricey - for WISCONSIN, where we have a d@mn COW on every CORNER! But it’s still worth it. :)


25 posted on 04/11/2013 6:45:00 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: PissAndVinegar
....the benefits of organics and pesticide free products

Do pro-organic consumers really believe that organic products are pesticide free? They aren't.

Does the pro-organic crowd also believe that any pesticides used by organic farmers will not be carcinogenic, simply because they are not synthetic?

Either way, I support their right to waste their money in any way they choose.

26 posted on 04/11/2013 6:48:43 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Olog-hai
The EPA suddenly decided that saccharin is not a carcinogen back in 2010. Must mean that it’s a worse carcinogen than originally estimated.

Saccharin was never a carcinogen. The original finding was predicated on laboratory "research" that fed rats 800 times the normal daily dose of saccharin in order to achieve the carcinogen label.

Many years after saccharin was suposed to come off the market, the makers of saccharin were able to prove what the research lab had done and get the finding reversed. Today, saccharin is still available as an artificial sweetner.

27 posted on 04/11/2013 6:55:49 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: PissAndVinegar

thanks. generally you have to read what each one’s done to the milk. basically the organic i look for is non-antibiotic cattle, non-growth hormone cattle. and they generally are non antibiotic because they are feeding their cattle what they are designed to eat, grass hays, not corn. they don’t need antibiotics all the timeto control gut bacteria and weaker imjune systems from eating too much sugars. they are gut fermenters and are designed to get great energy and nutrients out of low energy grasses.


28 posted on 04/11/2013 6:59:36 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

it is worth it. those cows are healthier and better taken care of as well. plus you don’t get stuff you don’t want in your milk like antibiotics and growth hormones.


29 posted on 04/11/2013 7:01:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

It’s true. Organic makes a big difference. My man boobies are a lot smaller now since I switched to organic.


30 posted on 04/11/2013 7:32:53 PM PDT by Deathtomarxists (collapse death heartburn heartache dingdongs diaherea)
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To: Olog-hai

Well then..just look for the milk labeled “CONTAINS NO ASPARTAME!”

Leaving “contains aspartame” off the label just means responsible dairies will have a boom in milk sales :-)


31 posted on 04/11/2013 7:38:32 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Mase

> Let me put it this way, there is no effin’ way the FDA is going to allow something containing phenylalanine into a food product without making it clear on the label.

Just like there’s “no effin’ way” the ATF — whose purpose, ostensibly, is to enforce gun laws... especially regarding firearm trafficking — would be involved in illegally trafficking firearms?


32 posted on 04/11/2013 7:41:41 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Olog-hai

Aspartame is poison. Don’t drink it. Causes severe headaches in many people. Almost all of the diet drinks contain it.

If you must drink a diet soda, then choose Diet Rite...no aspartame, no caffeine, no sodium, and no calories. Tastes much better than diet Coke, Pepsi, etc.

Aspartame must not be allowed in children’s flavored milk, period.


33 posted on 04/11/2013 7:55:35 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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Aspartame is poison.

No it isn't.

34 posted on 04/11/2013 8:02:56 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: OneWingedShark
No, it's not like that at all....and no amount of hyperventilating, hyperbole, absurd analogies, or tin foil fatuity will make it that way. So, you're just going to have to accept the fact that the FDA isn't going to allow producers to hide an ingredient in a product that can be extremely dangerous to a certain percentage of the population, especially young children, who suffer from PKU.

Ain't. Gonna. Happen.

Find something else to hate government for. There are plenty of legitimate options. This one, however, just makes you look like a lunatic.

35 posted on 04/11/2013 8:38:44 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Mase
Find something else to hate government for. There are plenty of legitimate options. This one, however, just makes you look like a lunatic.

You and I seem to be miscommunicating here.
I'm not saying they will do this; I'm saying the government has lost my trust, all of it. That they get no "benefit of the doubt" that they will "generally do the right thing" or that they "have people's best interests in mind."

36 posted on 04/11/2013 8:45:25 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot
Aspartame is a known carcinogen.

No it isn't.

I beg to differ: http://www.safefood.org.nz/aspartaddict.html

There's a lot more information out there that says it is carcenogenic than not. It is also a neurotoxin.

37 posted on 04/12/2013 7:52:32 AM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: Swede Girl
Aspartame is poison. Don’t drink it. Causes severe headaches in many people

Gives me heart palpitations within minutes of ingestion. Nasty stuff.

38 posted on 04/12/2013 9:13:31 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: texgal
There's a lot more information out there that says it is carcenogenic than not. It is also a neurotoxin.

If that's true, every time you eat a small piece of grilled chicken with a small glass of wine or beer (or apple juice or tomato juice) means that you are subjecting your body to many times more carcinogens and neurotoxins than you get from the aspartame found in a bottle of diet soda.

Seems ridiculous, right? It is. Aspartame is no more a carcinogen, or a neurotoxin, than a small piece of grilled chicken with beer or wine. You shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet.

39 posted on 04/12/2013 10:57:15 AM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Mase

I’ve had several doctors tell me the same - that aspartame is a carcenogen and a neurotoxin. What medical school did you graduate from?


40 posted on 04/12/2013 11:50:23 AM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: texgal
I beg to differ

Keep begging, it won't make your silly claim true.

41 posted on 04/12/2013 5:11:22 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

And from which medical school did you graduate?


42 posted on 04/12/2013 5:32:52 PM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: texgal

The one where I don’t make stuff up.


43 posted on 04/12/2013 9:09:42 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: texgal
Medical school? Do you really think an MD is qualified to indict aspartame as a carcinogen and a neurotoxin by simply attending medical school?

Your comments are proof that MD's don't receive enough training in biochemistry. Give what your doctor said to you, I'm pretty certain I've received more training in chemistry and nutritional biology than your doctor. But that's just talk on the internet, let's look at what we know to be true.

Aspartame has three components: phenylalanine (an essential amino acids), aspartic acid (another amino acid), and methanol.

A 12 oz. Diet Coke contains the following:

Phenylalanine - 90 mg
Aspartic Acid - 72 mg
Methanol ------ 18 mg

A 3 oz. piece of grilled chicken, eaten with a cup of tomato juice, contains the following:

Phenylalanine - 1,060 mg
Aspartic Acid - 2,400 mg
Methanol ------ 80 mg

So, a small piece of grilled chicken with just a cup of tomato juice will give you almost 12 times more phenylalanine than what is found in in a can of Diet Coke; 33 times more aspartic acid, and more than 4 times the amount of methanol.

The average banana contains 60 mg. of phenylalanine, 146 mg. of aspartic acid, and 21 mg. of methanol

So, according to your doctors, eating bananas or a small piece of grilled chicken with a glass of tomato juice will cause all kinds of damage to our well-being by bombarding our bodies with known carcinogens and neurotoxins. Who knew that these everyday foods were so damned dangerous?

Or, your doctors could just have no idea what they're talking about. I didn't go to med school. That's where the kids who didn't do well in biochem went. Next time you see your doctor ask him how phenylalanine, aspartic acid and methanol can cause cancer and be toxic to our nervous system when consumed as aspartame, but not when many times more of each component are eaten in bananas or chicken. I'd love to know his answer.

44 posted on 04/12/2013 9:26:22 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Mase
I guess Dr. Russell Blaylock and Dr. Stebhen Mercola are just bio-chemistry drop-outs and you know it all. For anyone else interested here are some links to resources written by doctors and others in the field regarding aspartame. Do with it what you will:

http://www.phmovement.org/en/node/157

http://www.safefood.org.nz/aspartaddict.html

http://rense.com/general70/excito.htm

http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/

45 posted on 04/13/2013 7:30:18 AM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: texgal
I see you're doing your best to ignore my common sense question. Let me try again..... If these three components are deleterious to our health when bound together as aspartame, why are they not even more dangerous when found in much higher quantities in foods like bananas, chicken, and a cold glass of beer?

The reason you ignore my simple question is that it exposes your doctor, and all the other charlatans, for their lack of education. In the cases of Blaylock and Mercola, it also exposes their agenda. Anyone with a firm grasp of human nutrition can quickly look at what Blaylock and Mercola have to say about most subjects and see that it is a bunch of idiocy designed to scare you into buying something they have to sell. People who are educated in the life sciences know better than to believe this nonsense.

Why do people believe in things they cannot explain or justify? Please get back to me when you can explain how these three components are deadly as aspartame, but not as bananas, or in chicken with any fermented beverage. Standing by......

46 posted on 04/13/2013 8:09:56 AM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Mase
Just like I take my doctor's advice and the advice of those in the medical profession when it comes to aspartame, so shall I take Mark Twain's advice when it comes to arguing with you and the other guy on the subject . . . . . .

"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience." Mark Twain

Have a nice day

47 posted on 04/13/2013 9:12:17 AM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: texgal
So, you choose to be ignorant. I'm not surprised. Most people who believe in things they don't understand bristle at simple, common sense questions that challenge the idiocy they have purchased, hook, line and sinker.

Too many people, yourself included, never bothered to learn anything about science, which is why we see so much stupidity when it comes to things like man caused global warming, fear of certain foods, and aversion to life saving discoveries like vaccines.

I don't recall who said it, but he/she knows you better than you do. The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you know nothing about.

Whatever you do in life, never question what you're told by "experts," and by all means, never question authority. All you need is ignorance and confidence and your success is assured.

Carry on.

48 posted on 04/13/2013 10:27:24 AM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Mase
All you need is ignorance and confidence and your success is assured.

Well it seems to be working for you!

49 posted on 04/13/2013 11:05:23 AM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: Mase

I’m sure she “knows” HFCS is worse than table sugar too, she doesn’t need to know any science......


50 posted on 04/13/2013 11:06:25 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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