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  • Has The Fat Lady Sung In Wisconsin?

    03/06/2011 5:36:49 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-6-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Protesters in Madison have "aroused a sleeping giant" in the national fight for workers' rights, filmmaker Michael Moore told thousands at the Capitol Square on Saturday, as rallies opposing Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposals wrapped up their third week.... "America is not broke ... Wisconsin is not broke," Moore said. "The only thing that's broke is the moral compass of the rulers." More at Wisconsin State Journal A "sleeping giant" was aroused?!? I'm confused, I'll explain why in Pulp Fiction style: First of all, boobs...check...liberal ideology....check...did I not just say a fat lady is singing? Second, assuming his skin...
  • Michael Moore: "America is not broke"

    03/06/2011 7:03:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Salon's War Room ^ | March 6, 2011 | Peter Finocchiario
    The documentary filmmaker was in Wisconsin yesterday, slamming Republicans for cutting union benefits. Michael Moore has a message for Wisconsinites: Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe -- so that you'll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had -- America is not broke. The claim came at the beginning of a speech delivered by the documentary filmmaker and liberal firebrand at the Wisconsin State Captiol yesterday. Over the course of 30 minutes, Moore railed against Republicans, who he accused of misleading the American public when they claim that...
  • Fat Cat Union Salaries Exposed!

    03/03/2011 10:58:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/3/11 | The Center for Public Integrity's John C. Henry Read more:
    These are the 10 largest unions, noting the number of employees who earn more than $200,000, leadership salaries and campaign contributions to federal candidates in 2009-2010. Union: National Education Association Membership: 3.2 million Assets: $216 million The NEA, representing most of the nation’s teachers, has 31 headquarters officers and employees who earn over $200,000. The president, Dennis Van Roekel, received $397,721 in salary and benefits. Of the $3.7 million NEA spent on political activities in the last election cycle, 98 percent went to Democratic candidates. The NEA has 98,000 members in Wisconsin. Before taking the helm in 2008, Van Roekel...
  • The Newest Obesity Epidemic

    02/25/2011 1:03:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies (Americans for Limited Government) ^ | February 25, 2011 | Rebekah Rast
    America’s first lady is hell bent on fighting the obesity epidemic. For now it is focused on the nation’s children. She has interfered in school lunch and snack programs, and has even gotten one of the largest companies in the world, Wal-Mart, to comply with her plea to sell foods with less sugar and salt. In a Daily Caller op-ed, Orit Sklar, spokeswoman for My food. My Choice! wrote, “Now, one of the largest companies in the world is the vehicle through which all American food and health policy will flow. As Wal-Mart begins to institute the five-year plan, aimed...
  • A reversal on carbs

    02/23/2011 10:38:03 AM PST · by Immerito · 114 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 20, 2010 | Marni Jameson
    A reversal on carbs Fat was once the devil. Now more nutritionists are pointing accusingly at sugar and refined grains. Most people can count calories. Many have a clue about where fat lurks in their diets. However, fewer give carbohydrates much thought, or know why they should. But a growing number of top nutritional scientists blame excessive carbohydrates — not fat — for America's ills. They say cutting carbohydrates is the key to reversing obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and hypertension.
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic - Fat (In honor of Michele's Vail Ribs)

    02/22/2011 6:28:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/22/11 | Wierd Al Yankovic
    Oh yeah! The first lady went had had a 1600 calorie feast in a Rib Joint in Vale. That's how you build up to pump some Breast Milk. Yee Haw! Gotta grow those veggies for the school lunch chumps... then chow down on some nice meaty meat. Yum. You go girl. Eat a rib for me.
  • First lady hits the slopes (FEASTS ON RIB$)

    02/21/2011 9:08:42 AM PST · by jakerobins · 71 replies ^ | February 20, 2011 | Staff
    <p>The first lady went to Restaurant Kelly Liken in Vail Village on Saturday night, dining on a pickled pumpkin salad with arugula and a braised ancho-chile short rib with hominy wild mushrooms and sauteed kale.</p> <p>“Yes, it's true, the first lady dined at our restaurant tonight and seemed to really enjoy it,” chef and owner Kelly Liken said.</p>
  • Pills ‘for fattening chicken’

    02/13/2011 6:17:43 PM PST · by kbennkc · 36 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 12 FEB 11 | JANE HAMILTON
    THOUSANDS of British women are so desperate for a bigger bottom they are risking their lives by taking pills designed to fatten up chickens. The poultry tablets are packed with hormones that have been linked to breast cancer and liver problems in humans. Originally they were used by farmers to bulk up chickens - but it was discovered that when taken by women they enhance the size of thighs, hips and bottom.
  • Kevin Smith Loses Weight, Feels Bad About It

    02/13/2011 4:29:15 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 38 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | February 12, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    "Clerks" director Kevin Smith has lost 65 pounds after an embarrassing incident where he was deemed too heavy to fly last year. In an interview with Joy Behar on her "HLN" show last Tuesday, Smith shared that the moment made him angry and spurred him to lose weight. He said: "I felt at that moment, I was like, 'You know what? I'll lose the weight, but I'm not putting on thinner clothes.' Because why? I'm still the same person I was when I was 65 lbs. heavier.” He added that the incident made him a more forceful advocate for...
  • Fat Guy Goes Through Frozen Pond (Very Funny Video)

    01/28/2011 10:31:12 AM PST · by Tina Grazier · 10 replies
    f ^ | 1/28/10 | Chuck Wolk
    This post is about those individuals around the world who yield to the idea that natural selection could possibly be a fact by attempting to or actually succeeding in removing themselves from the human gene pool. Thus by their actions, they seem to ensure that the next generation will be less susceptible to being the last generation to live on what Carl Sagan called the "Pale Blue Dot", or better known as planet earth.Here is the link to the video of the,Fat Guy Goes Through Frozen Pond
  • Trial begins in 2009 Joliet slaying

    01/27/2011 8:31:57 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 26, 2011 | Steve Schmadeke
    A quarrel that started after a Joliet man told his pregnant ex-girlfriend she looked fat in a photograph escalated into a melee in which fighters wielded a machete and even a microwave oven before the Joliet man was fatally shot, witnesses said. A Will County jury heard those details Wednesday as a trial began for Tyrone Henderson, 31, who is charged with the murder of Michael Amos, 21. Though she is not on trial, prosecutors said the person who instigated the brawl was Shantell Johnson, who was Henderson's girlfriend and had previously dated Amos for about three years. On Aug....
  • When it comes to pay, size matters

    01/22/2011 10:11:12 AM PST · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 19 replies
    Star Tribune via Miami Herald ^ | 01.19.11 | Amelia Rayno
    MINNEAPOLIS -- If you are a woman, you should be extremely thin; if you are a man, you should be big and strong. And while we’ve grown accustomed to seeing studies that such stereotypes play out in the workplace — overweight and obese women, for example, have a harder time ascending the career staircase — a recent study has found that a worker’s girth can have an appreciable impact on the size of their paycheck. The study found that thin women are paid significantly more than their average-size counterparts, while heavier women make less. Skinnier-than-average men, on the other hand,...
  • Michelle Obama to support Walmart initiative for healthy eating

    01/20/2011 7:53:33 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 36 replies
    guardian ^ | 20 January 2011
    Michelle Obama to support Walmart initiative for healthy eatingWorld's largest retailer pledges to cut prices of fruit and vegetables and reduce salt and fat content, and could move into 'food deserts' without supermarkets in poor urban districts Michelle Obama is set to back plans by the world's biggest retailer, Walmart, to provide its customers healthier and more affordable food options as part of a drive to cut US obesity levels. The first lady has made promoting healthy eating her key initiative in the White House. She will join Walmart representatives at a press conference to launch the initiative later today....
  • Stuffed! The 30,000-calorie Christmas feast eaten by the world's fattest mum in ONE two-hour sitting

    12/28/2010 1:40:02 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 4+ views ^ | 2010-12-28
    A New Jersey woman who hopes to become the fattest woman in the world got 30,000 calories closer to her 1,000lb goal with a festive feast that could have fed dozens of revellers. 46-stone Donna Simpson, sitting in a reinforced metal chair, chowed down on the world's biggest Christmas dinner as she ate for two straight hours on Saturday. The single mother-of-two tucked into two 25lb turkeys, two maple-glazed hams, 15lbs of potatoes (10lbs roast, 5lbs mashed), five loaves of bread, five pounds of herb stuffing, four pints of gravy, four pints of cranberry dressing and an astonishing 20lbs of...
  • Stuffed! The 30,000-calorie Christmas feast eaten by the world's fattest mum

    12/28/2010 9:01:46 AM PST · by reagan_fanatic · 31 replies · 18+ views
    A New Jersey woman who hopes to become the fattest woman in the world got 30,000 calories closer to her 1,000lb goal with a festive feast that could have fed dozens of revellers. Read more:
  • Too Tubby for Tinsel Town

    12/28/2010 8:09:02 AM PST · by The_Tick_01 · 131 replies · 5+ views
    The Right Network ^ | 12-21-2010 | Brian Cherry
    Is Christina Hendricks too fat? I don’t know. Does Baskin Robbins have too many flavors? Is Rudolph’s nose too shiny? Was Mother Theresa selfless? Are the fellas from the National Organization of Women too shrill and judgmental? Well okay, the answer to that last one is “yes”, but any guy with a functional “Y” chromosome and an IQ higher than of the average Sponge Bob character would answer a resounding “NO” regarding the lovely Ms. Hendricks and the state of her figure. Ever since she appeared on the hit AMC show “Mad Men”, Christina has done for the male population...
  • Stem Cell Treatment Gives Retired Military Service Dog New Lease on Life

    11/27/2010 9:58:37 AM PST · by algernonpj · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 26, 2010 | Foz News
    A retired military service dog is getting a new lease on life in Washington, D.C., after undergoing a revolutionary stem cell treatment. ... The cutting-edge treatment helps dogs grow new cartilage by injecting stem cells from their own fat, normally from the abdomen, into the affected joint. The treatment takes about three days and has an 80 percent success rate, reported.
  • Fat and fatter: the world's 10 fattest countries 2010

    11/25/2010 6:11:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The GlobalPost ^ | November 22, 2010 | Emily Stone
    CHICAGO — Every continent except for Antarctica is represented on GlobalPost's list of the world's top 25 fattest countries, according to 2010 World Health Organization statistics. The causes are simple yet infuriatingly difficult to reverse — humans are eating more and moving less. Global trends toward urban environments and a reduction in back-breaking, or even simply strenuous, labor mean we aren’t burning as many calories as our svelter ancestors. And the new global food chain provides an abundance of soda and potato chips, meat and butter compared to traditional diets, which were based on less calorie- and fat-dense foods. To...
  • School Sends Parents Letters About Their Fat Kids

    11/23/2010 12:41:00 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 43 replies · 1+ views ^ | Updated: 1:06 PM 11/22/2010 | By Laura Donovan
    Chubby elementary school children in Flagstaff, Ariz., have more than just bullies to worry about. If they’re too fat, their school will notify their parents. Starting in the fall, students in the Flagstaff district will be weighed and measured at school. Students who are found to be overweight, marginally overweight, or underweight will have a letter sent home to their parents, which will include graphs showing a range of appropriate weights for a given age and height. Barry Hess, the vice chairman for the Arizona Libertarian Party and former Libertarian Party Arizona gubernatorial candidate, describes the Flagstaff school district’s decision...
  • Loco parentis: schools to send parents “your kid’s too fat” notes

    11/22/2010 6:19:08 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 84 replies
    Loco parentis: schools to send parents “your kid’s too fat” notes by Walter Olson on November 22, 2010 Joining the obesity-as-public-health-issue crusade, Flagstaff, Arizona schools will begin weighing all students, after which they will send home warning notes to parents of kids who fail to conform to desired weight ranges. Apparently about half of students are expected to fall outside those ranges. [Arizona Daily Star, which likes the idea; Daily Caller] .......
  • McDonald's Ordered To Pay Worker $17,500 After He Says Their Food Made Him Fat (In Brazil!)

    10/29/2010 8:14:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/29/2010 | Gus Lubin
    A Brazilian court has ordered McDonald's to pay a former manager $17,500 for making him gain over 60 pounds during 12 years of employment, according to the AP. The 32-year-old plaintiff said he was forced to sample food every day to make sure it remained up to standards. He also was offered free lunches which contributed to weight gain.
  • Travelling while fat

    10/24/2010 1:55:30 AM PDT · by Cronos · 49 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 20, 2010 | Ron Goldstone
    At 285 pounds and 5 feet 7 inches, I may not be the tallest, but I am almost always one of the biggest passengers on a plane. That’s “one of”: as anyone with even the most tangential relationship with news headlines over the last several years knows, Americans are getting fatter and fatter. .. “How many kilos you weigh?” asked a customs officer at Ho Chi Minh Airport when I visited Vietnam a few years ago. “Is that a question on the form?” I responded, slightly unnerved. Smiling, she told me no. She was apparently just curious. After giving me...
  • Obama headlines Google fat cat fundraiser; crickets chirp over Google’s $60 bil tax avoidance

    10/21/2010 10:42:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/21/10 | Michelle Malkin
    President Obama is all for demonizing large American corporations that avoid taxes through income shifting…except when those large American corporations are dumping money in his campaign coffers. Bloomberg is running a big story on Google’s lucrative use of the very loopholes Team Obama wants to eliminate: Google Inc. cut its taxes by $3.1 billion in the last three years using a technique that moves most of its foreign profits through Ireland and the Netherlands to Bermuda. Google’s income shifting — involving strategies known to lawyers as the “Double Irish” and the “Dutch Sandwich” — helped reduce its overseas tax rate...
  • A Cure For Diabetes: Medicine's Next Big Thing?

    10/11/2010 8:51:51 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 37 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10/11/10 | Ivanhoe News
    Now, for the first time, researchers are using diabetes and "cure" in the same sentence. Doctor Donald Jump at Oregon State University eliminated diet-induced diabetes -- or type two diabetes -- in lab mice. "We saw that certain enzymes were being repressed by the high-fat diet," Donald Jump, Ph.D., department of nutrition and exercise sciences, said. The enzyme he's talking about is called fatty acid elongase-five. The more fat we eat, the less of the enzyme we produce. So, when researchers boosted the production of the enzyme in mice livers, they were cured of their diabetes in five days. "The...
  • Schultz Sorry About Christie Cracks? Says OK To Call Him 'Fat Slob,' Too

    09/29/2010 6:12:37 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ed Schultz: secret NewsBusters fan? You have to wonder. This column has twice—here and here—taken the un-svelte Schultz to task for his hypocrisy in making repeated fat jokes at the expense of Chris Christie, culiminating in calling the NJ guv a "fat slob." On his MSNBC show this evening, an apparently contrite Ed admitted that he too was fat and would understand if others considered him a "fat slob." I began to suspect something was afoot early in the show. On the one hand, Schultz launched into yet another long diatribe against Christie. After taking numerous solo shots at the...
  • Michael Moore knocks Canadian policy

    09/17/2010 5:29:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    reuters ^ | Sep. 17, 2010 | Etan Vlessing
    TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - Michael Moore, a longtime defender of Canada, has slammed the Great White North for its treatment of U.S. war dodgers. "It is absolutely shameful how Canada has behaved toward those who have resisted this (Iraq) war. It's not the Canada we used to know," the U.S. documentary maker said during a panel discussion at the Toronto International Film Festival.
  • U aims to head off childhood obesity (MN)

    09/10/2010 3:21:55 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 12 replies
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 9-10-10 | JEREMY OLSON,
    The University of Minnesota has received a $7 million federal grant to create a childhood obesity center with the goal of transforming the exercise and eating habits of as many as 530 Minnesota families. Researchers will use the grant, announced Thursday, to connect families with health advocates in medical clinics, enroll them in classes about healthy foods and active lifestyles, and improve their access to healthful foods and recreation opportunities.
  • Are You Fat? This Poll Claims It's Likely Even If You Don't Think So

    09/02/2010 1:35:09 PM PDT · by toma29 · 16 replies
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 9/02/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    Next time you decide to comment on another person's weight, you might want to ask them to comment on yours. At least that's what the results of a Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll say. That's if you tend to believe the same experts that brought you the H1N1 epidemic in 2009. From Yahoo! News via Healthday: Many Americans Don't Even Know They're Fat Many Americans have skewed perceptions when it comes to their weight, often believing they are thinner than they really are, even when the scales are shouting otherwise, a new poll finds. As part of the Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey, respondents...
  • Hospitals Told To Trim the Fat

    08/15/2010 4:26:18 PM PDT · by dsat4life · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Wheeling Intelligencer ^ | August 14, 2010 | Roselyn King
    WHEELING - The issue of Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement could become a weighty issue with employees at Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Regional Hospital. The employees were informed by letter this week of a proposal currently before the Health Care Reform Bill Commission. That proposal would cut Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement to hospitals where more than 5 percent of hospital employees are found to be 25 percent heavier than generally accepted height and weight guidelines.
  • Civil Servants Find Themselves Cast in Unlikely Role -- Fat Cats

    08/12/2010 5:14:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | 8/12/10 | Rich Blake
    Move over Wall Street traders -- seems there's a new vampire squid in town. Civil servants? Passage Tuesday of a controversial bill sending billions of dollars to states to shore up payrolls for public school teachers further stoked the debate over whether government employees, their unions and their benefits packages are bankrupting the country. "[The bill] will make the teachers unions happy, but it won't make teaching in schools better," said Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., at a press conference Tuesday during which he and other Republican leaders criticized legislation earmarking $26 billion in aid for school districts and other state...
  • State Fair Presents Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger with Chocolate Covered Bacon

    08/06/2010 8:22:15 AM PDT · by Joy in the Journey · 29 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel Online ^ | August 6, 2010 | Cailley Hammel
    Between the cream puffs and everything you can get on a stick, food at the Wisconsin State Fair is a dish best served over the top. Ladies and gentlemen, meet 2010's early favorite: the Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger. Sold at the Machine Shed tent at the fair, the $5 burger features the normal patty and melted cheese, but with a Krispy Kreme doughnut for a bun. For an extra dollar, patrons can top the burger with last year's big hit: chocolate-covered bacon on a stick (furthering the debate on whether the new dish is dinner or dessert). The calorie count: 1,000,...
  • Bob Shallit: Petite passenger booted from Southwest flight

    07/25/2010 12:03:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Sacramento Bee. ^ | Jul. 24, 2010 | Bob Shallit
    <p>Southwest Airlines made headlines earlier this year for kicking overweight actor-director Kevin Smith off a flight because he took up more than one seat.</p> <p>Now we're hearing the airline recently removed a 5-foot-4, 110-pound Sacramento-area woman from a plane so a hefty passenger could have an extra seat.</p>
  • Woman Removed From Plane to Make Room for Overweight Teen

    07/26/2010 2:35:27 PM PDT · by MissTed · 135 replies · 4+ views
    NewsCore ^ | 7/26/10 | Staff
    <p>Earlier this year, Southwest Airlines, came under fire for removing an overweight passenger from a flight. Now, five months later, the airline has done it again – but this time they kicked off a thin passenger to make room for an obese teenager, reported.</p>
  • Tonnes of fat dug out from London's sewers

    07/14/2010 8:59:21 PM PDT · by csvset · 41 replies
    Next time you're tempted to pour leftover cooking oil down the sink, think again. A team of British sewer flushers is up against what they describe as "solid wall of fat" under London's Leicester square, the result of years of careless flushing by the city's inhabitants. Thames Water, the company responsible for London sewers, estimates that over 1,000 tonnes of fat and waste are being removed from under Leicester Square, "enough to fill nine London Double Decker buses". According to the company, the build-up, which they nickname "fatbergs", is the result of accumulated "sewer abuse": when anything other than water,...
  • Getting Fat? Blame the Kids

    06/25/2010 3:15:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies ^ | 6/25/10 | Live Science
    Americans with children aged 18 years or younger are less likely to exercise and more likely to be overweight or obese, according to a new report. The findings are based on more than 59,000 interviews with Americans, aged 18 to 50, from January to June 2010, conducted as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Participants were asked "In the last seven days, on how many days did you exercise for 30 or more minutes?" The impact on exercise was most pronounced for those with very young kids, aged 0 to 4. About 28 percent of parents in this group said...
  • It's time America had a fat president

    06/22/2010 8:30:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/22/2010 | Gene Healy
    Last week, President Obama strolled the beaches for a photo op with Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a self-described "fat redneck." Our beanpole president made quite a contrast to the chubby gov, who, as the New York Times noted Sunday, resembles "an adult version of Spanky from the Little Rascals." Newsweek calls Barbour "the anti-Obama," but the Times downplayed his presidential prospects. Apparently, Haley needs to slim down if he's serious. Is corpulence really a disqualification for the presidency in the land of supersized fries? If so, that's a shame. America might do better with a fat president. After all, some...
  • Working moms can lead to fat kids

    06/15/2010 5:13:16 PM PDT · by donna · 24 replies · 264+ views ^ | June 15th, 2010 | Bob McClay
    PHOENIX -- A survey by researchers at University College London shows that moms who work full-time outside the home are more likely to have fat children.
  • Report: Most Philadelphians Not Fit For Military

    06/14/2010 3:15:49 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 42 replies · 639+ views
    A nonprofit group says that up to 90 percent of young Philadelphians are ineligible for military service because of criminal records, obesity or lack of education.
  • Study backs heart-healthy effect of dairy fat

    06/09/2010 9:23:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 45+ views
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Eating dairy foods could help protect your heart, new research from Sweden suggests. Dairy foods are a major source of saturated fat in the diet, which has been associated with heart disease. However, there's some evidence that dairy foods could actually benefit heart health, for example by lowering blood pressure or reducing cholesterol levels, Dr. Eva Warensjo of Uppsala University and her colleagues note in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. To get a clearer sense of people's intake of fat from dairy and heart disease risk, Warensjo and her team measured blood levels of...
  • Virgin olive oil deemed especially heart healthy

    09/07/2006 1:13:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies · 521+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Wed Sep 6 | Amy Norton
    When it comes to heart health, virgin olive oil may have an edge over other vegetable fats, new research suggests. Reporting in the Annals of Internal Medicine, European researchers say virgin olive oil may be particularly effective at lowering heart disease risk because of its high level of antioxidant plant compounds. In a study of 200 healthy men, the researchers found that virgin olive oil -- rich in antioxidants called polyphenols -- showed stronger heart-health effects than the more extensively processed "non-virgin" variety. The findings suggest that virgin olive oil has more going for it than its supply of heart-healthy...
  • Will Obama Ban obese people from day trading after the FAT FINGER error and last weeks market crash?

    05/11/2010 8:42:00 AM PDT · by conservativefunhouse · 6 replies · 211+ views
    CNN Radio and the Conservative Fun House ^ | 05/11/2010 | Damon Rexroad
    Are we really supposed to believe that “fat fingers” are what caused the stock market to crash last week? And, what is Obama going to do about it...
  • Food Police Strike at Home and Abroad

    05/03/2010 3:36:07 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies · 294+ views
    Overseas, the US Army has banned Burger King, Pizza Hut and Subway food vendors from serving troops stationed in Afghanistan. General Stanley McChrystal characterized the new policy as “aimed at preserving the lives and health of our men in uniform. The cholesterol and salt in the foods served by these vendors are as deadly as the IEDs our soldiers have to face on a daily basis. What good will it do a soldier to dodge the bullets and bombs in Afghanistan only to be felled 40 or 50 years later by heart failure?” The General dismissed some soldiers’ contentions that...
  • New 'safety plan' would control what you eat

    05/03/2010 11:01:50 AM PDT · by Windflier · 110 replies · 2,335+ views
    WorldNet ^ | May 01, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    Critics say a bill pending in the U.S. Senate would do for Americans' food supply what "Obamacare" is doing to the nation's supply of health-care resources. And it's generating a surge of alarm among small-farm operators and natural food advocates. "S. 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010, may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the U.S.," writes Steve Green on the Food Freedom blog. "It is to our food what the bailout was to our economy, only we can live without money." The plan is sponsored by U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich. ... ...Shiv Chopra,...
  • Police: Woman bites man after being called fat

    04/28/2010 3:22:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 905+ views
    AP on ^ | 4/28/10 | AP
    Lincoln, Neb. (AP) -- Police say a 24-year-old man is missing a chunk of his right ear that was bitten off by a woman who didn't like being called "fat." .. He told them that he'd been bitten at a party. Flood said officers later learned that the injured man and two others had been arguing with other people at the birthday party. Flood says the man told 21-year-old Anna Godfrey that she was fat. Officers said Godfrey then tackled the man and took a bite. Flood said the ear chunk was not found.
  • The coming low-sodium dystopia

    04/28/2010 11:37:49 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies · 798+ views
    CATO / The Washington Examiner ^ | 2010-04-27 | Gene Healy
    Midway through D.C.'s February Snowpocalypse, with dystopian visions dancing in my head, I rented the 1982 sci-fi classic "Blade Runner." The movie's noir-ish picture of Los Angeles in 2019-dimly-lit and rainy, with flying cars, sexy replicants, and gruff, chain-smoking detectives-seems less prescient (and less foreboding) the closer we get to the year it depicts. As the DVD played, one thought kept distracting me: "It's so cute that they used to think you'd be allowed to smoke in the future." From a 2010 vantage point, the 21st century seems to promise an entirely different flavor of nightmare-one in which every individual...
  • Is it me?

    04/20/2010 12:25:55 AM PDT · by chasio649 · 127 replies · 2,406+ views
    4/20/10 | me
    I have always known that the problem of obesity or plain being overweight has risen in this country...but i went to a WalMart over the weekend (my wife usually does all the shopping) and noticed many, many people of all ages (especially young) that were huge. 20 year olds with huge beer bellies, young girls with massive muffin tops with tight shirts on, monstrous lardos shuffling down the aisles....geeez what is it going to be like in 20 years when they turn 40 and all have diabetes?...and no i don't think the government can do anything about it...there needs to...
  • Analysis: Michelle Obama is ready for Mexico prime-time! (It's The Michelle Show!)

    04/13/2010 8:59:42 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 14 replies · 445+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/12/2010 | Yahoo News
    Michelle Obama is a hit at home and abroad but she will come under particular scrutiny this week as she embarks on her first solo trip outside the U.S., visiting Mexico. How she performs on this diplomatic mission will be closely watched because she is not just the president's wife, she is the most prominent ambassador for her husband's foreign policies. Such trips are not a small undertaking, and they can carry more weight than might be expected. When the First Lady travels abroad, foreigners take cues about policy substance and tonality from her. They understand she is the...
  • Caption Michelle Obama lecturing on childhood obesity

    04/12/2010 4:29:09 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 21 replies · 1,159+ views
    Daylife Photos ^ | 4/9/10 | staff
  • Miss. lesbian student's prom night falls short (nobody came to her big bash)

    04/06/2010 8:27:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 87 replies · 2,875+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 6, 2010 | Shelia Byrd
    Senior prom fell far short of the rite of passage Constance McMillen was hoping for when she began a legal battle to challenge a ban on same-sex dates. The 18-year-old lesbian student said Tuesday she was one of only seven students to show up at a private event chaperoned by school officials last Friday night. She said the rest of her peers went to another private event where she wasn't invited. "It was not the prom I imagined," she said Tuesday. "It really hurts my feelings. These are still people who I've gone through school with, even teachers who...
  • Disappointment as US high school students snub 'lesbian-friendly prom'

    04/07/2010 7:56:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 448 replies · 7,713+ views
    Disappointment as US high school students snub 'lesbian-friendly prom' Senior prom fell far short of the rite of passage Constance McMillen was hoping for when she began a legal battle to challenge a ban on same-sex dates. Published: 7:00AM BST 07 Apr 2010 Constance McMillen Photo: AP The 18-year-old lesbian student said that she was one of only seven students to show up at a private party chaperoned by school officials. She said the rest of her peers went to another private event where she wasn't invited. "It was not the prom I imagined," she said. "It really hurts my...