Tough to digest – OK, the results are basically good from the Plum Borough School District experiment, where they replaced regular fats with something called Z trim which is a plant based fat substitute. I understand that current experts have no qualms about the safety (how many products removed from the market could make that claim at one time or another?), and it was a success in that the kids actually liked it. However, I do have a bit of a beef, with them not telling anybody about it for 10 months. Did the School District get paid to turn the students into an unpaid, unknowing study group? This particular example may be benign, but I don’t like the precedent.
Look, I know I am no fan of Faux News, and Bill O’Reilly, but it would seem that by all the backpedalling Billy Boy has been doing for the past two days, it would seem that he is drawing fire from everybody for blaming the victim, and suggesting that boy liked being abducted and taken by a sexual predator. That is not wrong, that is amazingly stupid.
On the brighter side, I am looking forward to seeing Stephen Colbert and Bill O’Reilly square off. I have it on Tivo, so if you have seen it… don’t tell me about it.
Why is it that places in this country that claim such high “family values standards” are always the places where the seemingly worst stories come from? Such as the case of the parents from Oshkosh, WI that locked their 13 year old daughter in a room for two years as punishment for bad behavior.
Back a few years ago, LatteGirl was getting tired of the “same old” juice boxes she had been getting and started lobbying for Capri Sun.Â Well it was an “All Natural” product so we said OK.Â We bought a couple of cases and had started giving to her.Â Then we read the label (you would think we would have done that before, wouldn’t you?Â We do now.), and discovered that this “All Natural” product was natural all right… it was like a fruit flavored sugar cane with all the sweetener added, and only 10% fruit juice.Â We felt ripped off, but just chalked it up to a learning experience, and wondered how they could get away with calling it “All Natural.”Â Well as it turns out, they can’t, and a lawsuit has been filed against Kraft Foods.Â In a preemptive move Kraft announced that new packaging will remove the words “All Natural” while still claiming their labels are not misleading.