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Military falls in line with Michelle O's diet plan
GOPUSA ^ | February 9, 2012 | Nancy Benac (Associated Press)

Posted on 02/09/2012 7:53:42 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hold the mystery meat: Military bases will soon be serving more fruits, vegetables and low-fat dishes under the first program in 20 years to improve nutrition standards across the armed services.

First lady Michelle Obama and Pentagon officials planned to announce the effort Thursday during a visit to Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas, where the military has been experimenting with the idea through a pilot program designed to improve the quality and variety of foods served on base.

It's not just about giving members of the armed services a more svelte profile.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: diet; health; michelleobama; military; nannystate; nationalsecurity; nutrition; obesity
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1 posted on 02/09/2012 7:53:52 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Don’t tell me they will eliminate SOS!


2 posted on 02/09/2012 8:11:42 PM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How long will it be before the troops have to wear boob belts?


3 posted on 02/09/2012 8:11:49 PM PST by I Hate Obama ("Sorry I had a fight in the middle of your Black Panther Party." -Forest Gump)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Don’t tell me they will eliminate SOS!


4 posted on 02/09/2012 8:12:28 PM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: luvbach1

Whoops.


5 posted on 02/09/2012 8:13:12 PM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

That souless bit@h. Let her spend a few days in the mud, in the rain,, digging holes, staying awake,,freezing. And come back to a salad and some whole grain bread.
I despise these central planning A-holes like Moochelle.


6 posted on 02/09/2012 8:15:05 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The troops will be forced to eat rabbit food, while the Obamas eat steak,ribs,fries and all the good stuff.


7 posted on 02/09/2012 8:17:05 PM PST by zbogwan2
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8 posted on 02/09/2012 8:17:18 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

...then someone shouted at her, “You Lipo!”


9 posted on 02/09/2012 8:18:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
My last job in the USAF was food service.

It's a damn good program the way it is.

It's tailored for young, healthy people that burn a bunch of calories.

WTH are you going to feed 20 year old boys that have spent 12 hours on their knees in the snow doing a hydraulics overhaul on an A-10? Fruit?

Bullshit.

They need calories. Protein to keep their brains working. Carbs to keep their muscles working, and fats to keep them warm.

The wookie needs to quietly walk away.

/johnny

10 posted on 02/09/2012 8:19:11 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I don’t eat in the chow hall that often. It will be even less often now.

Perhaps they could place posters of Mooochelle in the chow halls? That would make people hurl and thus eat less.


11 posted on 02/09/2012 8:20:24 PM PST by rfreedom4u (Just because someone thinks it's a good idea doesn't make it legal.)
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To: luvbach1
I was disappointed when I re-enlisted after 9/11 that the USAF had gotten rid of chipped beef from the menu. I actually like it. And make it at home for myself.

/johnny

12 posted on 02/09/2012 8:21:45 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

When is she going to force congress to eat “more fresh fruit and veggies”? (I HATE that slogan or whatever it is...fresh fruits and veggies...sounds so pretentious.)


13 posted on 02/09/2012 8:22:18 PM PST by azishot
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This sounds like it will go over like a lead balloon. Yeah sure after a hard day nothing like some fruit and veggies!


14 posted on 02/09/2012 8:22:18 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It’s the low-fat craze that is causing the epidemic of obesity. Most of the time, when fat is taken out - carbs are put in - that is what causes stomach fat and heart attacks.


15 posted on 02/09/2012 8:23:27 PM PST by alicewonders (Thank you Rick Perry!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Nothing but a PR stunt. The chow halls were always loaded with plenty of fruits and veggies when I was in. A fruit bar in the morning and a salad bar at lunch and dinner. And this was 20 plus years ago!


16 posted on 02/09/2012 8:24:56 PM PST by BBell
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To: JRandomFreeper

Heres a tip for you. Always ascribe the worst of all possible motives to these people. They WANT our guys to be short on protein and carbs. It isn’t fair that the American fighting man has a nutritional advantage of any kind.


17 posted on 02/09/2012 8:25:28 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Does she have any idea how many calories it takes a day to keep a military man going?

She is going to kill our military.


18 posted on 02/09/2012 8:26:47 PM PST by dila813
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To: JRandomFreeper

Yes, creamed chipped beef on toast (SOS for the uninitiated) isn’t half bad.


19 posted on 02/09/2012 8:27:53 PM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: rfreedom4u
I always encouraged senior NCOs to eat in the Dining Hall on occasion. See what the E-1/2/3 are getting. And then encouraged them to raise hell if it was crap.

/johnny

20 posted on 02/09/2012 8:29:50 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

that brings back memories.....chipped beef on toast....yum...I loved it as a kid.


21 posted on 02/09/2012 8:32:07 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

fat fat the water rat


22 posted on 02/09/2012 8:34:00 PM PST by 4buttons
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To: luvbach1

Have the Wookie sit on a very stale pizza and you’ll still have SOS!


23 posted on 02/09/2012 8:39:06 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; bamahead; CSM; ...

Nanny State PING!


24 posted on 02/09/2012 8:40:30 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I can see it now on Worm Island where 19yr old boys are called to move a minimum of 10 miles a day and often carrying loads...

Breakfast: Two boiled eggs, a piece of Whole Wheat Toast and a cup of orange juice: 350cals

Lunch: Turkey on Whole Wheat, Side Salad and an apple: 450cals

etc.

When what they want and need is SoS 3 meals a day with fruit on the side: 3,800cals.

25 posted on 02/09/2012 8:40:30 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: rfreedom4u

How in the hell can a woman with a butt the size of a double wide say anything to anybody about nutrition, diet and exercise?


26 posted on 02/09/2012 8:40:47 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Does this lipo-suctioned, grifter of a Worst Lady have a degree in nutrition. If not...she should STFU.


27 posted on 02/09/2012 8:43:31 PM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: cpdiii
How in the hell can a woman with a butt the size of a double wide say anything to anybody about nutrition, diet and exercise?

LOL. Just think of her as Mrs. Mugabe.

28 posted on 02/09/2012 8:44:28 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Lurker
I know.

I'm pessimist by policy, optimist by temperment.

But GIs working are going to need 3000 K/cals per day, and I don't care who you are. Even the French provide around 3200 K/cals a day for their field rations.

/johnny

29 posted on 02/09/2012 8:45:42 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They need to consume lots of calories. Hard to do that if you are full on low density/high fiber foods.


30 posted on 02/09/2012 8:48:09 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: dila813

I would presume several thousand, given all the exercise.


31 posted on 02/09/2012 8:50:25 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Mariner
Yep. And that little fact has made or broken armies over the centuries. 3000 K/cals a day minumum, more if it's cold. And that's the logistics that wins or loses wars.

Napoleon said it earlier "An army moves on its stomach".

Those logistics are more important than specific weapons systems.

/johnny

32 posted on 02/09/2012 8:50:45 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

The wookie needs to quietly walk away.


The Wookie can go to hell.

FUBO!!!


33 posted on 02/09/2012 8:51:23 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

idiocy


34 posted on 02/09/2012 8:52:42 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Picture the poor schlub in a combat zone:

First, OBummer takes away his combat pay because he isn’t getting shot at every day. Then, along comes the First Wookie with C Rats which contain only veg crap!

Damn, maybe the best thing to do is just stand up and yell “Shoot me!”


35 posted on 02/09/2012 9:05:52 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The Mad Mooch’s school lunch program was such a great failure she thinks the military needs it, too!


36 posted on 02/09/2012 9:07:13 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Who gave this face stuffing hosebeast control of the US Armed Forces?

Everytime I hear about theese arrogant, racist, greedy gluttons they are woofing down kobe beef and lobster.


37 posted on 02/09/2012 9:08:23 PM PST by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: JRandomFreeper
The wookie needs to quietly walk away.

Will you settle for the voters frogmarching her out? T minus 271 days, you know.
38 posted on 02/09/2012 9:15:13 PM PST by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy ... Flippancy is the best of all.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


39 posted on 02/09/2012 9:21:09 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Honest, Sir! They got this new menu at the chow hall...

40 posted on 02/09/2012 9:51:49 PM PST by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: JRandomFreeper; Tigerized

Johnny: Totally agree. If they don’t have enough of each nutrient - with lots of calories - they’ll start burning their muscle mass.

Tigerized: Ping!


41 posted on 02/09/2012 10:09:19 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: dila813

I think she’s aiming for the NorK model. Sticks, rocks and dirt.

FUMO


42 posted on 02/09/2012 10:11:45 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

When I was a young man going through Airborne training, I was eating a big portion of SOS in the morning with 4-5 glasses of chocolate milk, four 1/4 cheese burgers for lunch along with desert and a huge dinner, and never gained a pound. Probably put down 10,000 calories a day and worked it all off. On weekends, I played basketball for 3-4 hours a day.


43 posted on 02/09/2012 10:18:09 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Barry and Michelle are really pro-fruit where the military is concerned.


44 posted on 02/09/2012 10:20:48 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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45 posted on 02/09/2012 10:33:35 PM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: JRandomFreeper

3,600 cals per day for paratroopers in moderate climes.

In Alaska, 4,800 + 6 large chocolate bars.

And if you don’t eat all of it, you will freeze to death.

(The only time we actually got three C-rats a day was in AK - then we got four, plus the chocolate. Thaw out the food, eat, thaw out some more, eat, ...)


46 posted on 02/09/2012 10:34:16 PM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I feel like I woke up in North Korea, let’s face it, Moochelle will have our troops on the same diet. B-P I wish that fat cow would leave us alone and work on her own fat butt.


47 posted on 02/09/2012 10:45:19 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Holodeck Computer: End Obama Administration simulation program, NOW!!!!)
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To: goodnesswins

that brings back memories.....chipped beef on toast....yum...I loved it as a kid.


Oh the beckoning of simpler times...
SOS is what we called it and I loved it too :)


48 posted on 02/09/2012 11:38:38 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Would/could ANYONE tell me what her nutritional background is? I was of the understanding that she trained as a lawyer, and had the choice of giving her licence up or having it rescinded.

What on this beautiful earth qualifies her as a foods/nutritional expert?


49 posted on 02/10/2012 1:22:08 AM PST by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
First lady Michelle Obama and Pentagon officials planned to announce the effort Thursday during a visit to Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas, where the military has been experimenting with the idea through a pilot program designed to improve the quality and variety of foods served on base.

It's not just about giving members of the armed services a more svelte profile.

Advice from Ms. Svelte Profile Of 2012.


50 posted on 02/10/2012 2:09:26 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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