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Date: 11/19/11 06:07 AM

35 Responses to America, This Is Why You`re Fat, Yet Again

  1. Profile photo of jendrian
    jendrian Male 18-29
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    November 18, 2011 at 3:09 pm
    Link: America, This Is Why You`re Fat, Yet Again - US Congress has deemed pizza a vegetable. Also, bacon is a fruit. This isn`t an Onion parody.
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    Agent0024blo Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 6:15 am
    Be more clear with sarcasm.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    November 19, 2011 at 6:23 am
    What the f`k is Congress doing even considering this issue? It is nothing to do with them what children eat.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    November 19, 2011 at 6:26 am
    This is also why Dems outlive Republicans.
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 6:30 am
    Actually, what children eat is a government issue. The school system is part of the federal government. Some may argue that it needs to be just a state issue, others say that it needs to be a federal issue. But for as long as the school system is part of the government, they need to oversee what schools can / can not serve.

    That being said, prison food is currently better than school food. It`s atrocious right now.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 6:36 am
    They class pizza as vegetable because it contains tomato? Tomato isn`t even a vegetable!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 19, 2011 at 6:43 am

    Your tax dollars at work doing nothing.
    Have you notice that, with gov`ment legislation/regulation, the healthier food gets that fatter children get.

    I say feed the bastards on a steady diet of bacon, gummie bears, and lard. They`ll slim down in no time.
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 6:43 am
    I`m with George Carlin on this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KPEJNGAlqw
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 7:21 am


    "You get the government you deserve"
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 7:23 am
    In my high school there was NOTHING healthy served in the cafeteria. Most kids brought their own lunch. Mostly because if you got in line late it would take you about 20 minutes to get your food.
    I would buy food from there about once or twice a month. They had the best poutine ever. And they also served spiced curly fries. Even though it wasn`t on the menu you could order curly fry poutine. Yuuuuuuuum.
    You think they would count poutine as a vegetable? It has potatoes!
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    November 19, 2011 at 7:49 am

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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    November 19, 2011 at 8:07 am
    And a capybara is a fish.
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    SunnyNphilly Male 18-29
    645 posts
    November 19, 2011 at 8:08 am
    more like- This is why our country is falling on its face.
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    Mweebles Female 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 8:15 am
    Also, whipped cream is lingerie and celery is a meat.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 19, 2011 at 8:20 am

    I ordered a packet of Pizza Seeds so I can have really fresh, home-grown pizza.


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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 8:42 am
    You think they would count poutine as a vegetable? It has potatoes!

    Potatoes really aren`t the best vegetable, full of HDCs.
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    DubleU Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 9:04 am
    So this is the same country that is trying to ban ALL media on the internet??

    Who drating knew??
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    QH_girl Female 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 9:12 am
    It doesn`t at all say that pizza is a vegetable....it says the SAUCE is, and even points out that it`s kind of bad logic to use that to justify pizza as healthy. The sauce itself, if it`s just a nice simple pure tomato sauce, is in fact healthy and counts as a serving of veggies.

    Therefore, I think is a boring post.
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 9:27 am
    Misleading post is misleading. They say that the TOMATO SAUCE is a fruit, not the pizza. drat TPM, they can`t report or poo.
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 9:29 am
    Btw, way to show that nobody here actually read the article (except the person below me). If you don`t even read the article, don`t drating criticize the issue they report on.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    November 19, 2011 at 10:11 am
    "Your tax dollars at work doing nothing.
    Have you notice that, with gov`ment legislation/regulation, the healthier food gets that fatter children get.

    I say feed the bastards on a steady diet of bacon, gummie bears, and lard. They`ll slim down in no time."


    Gerry, I can`t tell if you`re trolling, or just plain stupid.
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    Thetas Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 11:11 am
    " ...and thanks to food companies’ lobbying efforts — to the tune of $5.6 million — a couple tablespoons of tomato sauce are still safe and sound as vegetables."

    Go drating figure, business controlling everything, including our health.

    Who would have known???
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 19, 2011 at 11:20 am

    @ jtrebowski, I`ll give you a 3rd option...I`m right. When I was a kid no one worried about french fries full of trans fats, and potato chips were cooked in lard. My generation is thinner than the one they have now. Obviously, the government cannot regulate weight. It`s about parenting and teaching kids not to eat at McDonalds every day.

    If that`s your definition of "trolling" then yes, I`m a troll. But there is nothing that says a troll can`t be right.

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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 19, 2011 at 11:34 am

    You can grow other fresh fruits at home besides Pizza

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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    November 19, 2011 at 12:14 pm
    i love pizza, and i admit to having my fair share of junk, but pizza sauce is made from vegetables not in itself a vegetable. heck tomatoes technically aren`t vegetables either. they`re berries, a fruit. this just proves that congress, our leaders are a bunch of morons!
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    Cargen1022 Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm
    There is a large difference between "pizza is a vegetable", and "pizza has a serving of vegetables". There is a problem here with this situation...and it has nothing to do with pizza itself, it has everything to do with what the definition of "serving" means in the English language. In fact, that`s why the food pyramid was redesigned in the first place. As opposed to guesstimate amounts of grains, meat, fruits, and veggies; we now have specific amounts that help accomplish a balanced diet. So in the question of, "does pizza have a serving of vegetables", we must ask ourselves, does 2 tablespoons = one serving? Honestly not in my opinion. You`d need about 20 servings of that to make your mark for vegetables for the day. It is a bit of a stretch to be honest. However pizza isn`t all that harmful for you if cooked properly. Heck a thin crust pizza with vegetables and chicken would make for a balanced meal.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 3:39 pm
    Let`s do one solid for the kids and let them enjoy their school lunch pizzas before they grow up to find the government taking everything else away from them as well.
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    carlsagan Male 18-29
    139 posts
    November 19, 2011 at 9:05 pm
    In the words of Eric Cartman: "I`m not fat, I`m big boned!"
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
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    November 19, 2011 at 9:50 pm
    Misleading title is misleading. There was no mention of bacon in the article. A lack of bacon = a lack of interest.
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    KryptCeeper Male 18-29
    25 posts
    November 19, 2011 at 10:07 pm
    probably been said a dozen times or two but this article is not about if pizza is a vegetable. its about if the pizza SAUCE is considered a vegetable. so no pizza is no more a vegetable then apple pie is a fruit. which its not btw.
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    November 19, 2011 at 10:39 pm
    @KryptCeeper
    The legislation passed is about a portion of pizza that isn`t topped with veggies being considered to contain a serving of vegetables because of the tiny amount of sauce it has regardless of WHAT that sauce really contains AND the fact that it`s such a tiny amount of *possibly* tomato.
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    Dick_Head Male 30-39
    68 posts
    November 20, 2011 at 2:08 am
    The stupidity of america really is legendary.
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    epiphany101 Female 30-39
    512 posts
    November 20, 2011 at 5:27 am
    O_o That`s like saying OJ is a fruit because it`s got oranges in it. If the lobbyists weren`t so far up the USDA`s backside, maybe they`d actually give a damn about appropriate childhood nutrition & realise this kind of crap only escalates adult onset diabetes, heart disease, & other obesity-related illness. And helps set up poor life long nutritional habits in the population. Oh...that`s right...short term monetary gain is the be all & end all. My bad.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    November 20, 2011 at 10:15 am
    Where in the constitution does it give Congress the ability to regulate school lunches??? This is not what they are in office for.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    November 22, 2011 at 9:57 pm
    This is what the occupy movement is partly about. Corporations paying lobbyist to affect regulations and polluting our lives.
    Profit over everything else.
    Bastards. Still getting away with it!

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