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Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 1) 341

What do those Princeton egghead PSYCHOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS know about nutritional science? Nothing. That study is bogus.

Let's see...

"In results published online Feb. 26 by the journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, the researchers from the Department of Psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute reported on two experiments investigating the link between the consumption of high-fructose corn syrup and obesity."

Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 1) 341

I'm not. I throw beer down my neck. But sometimes I'm out shopping and I feel like an OJ - and once in a while I get the urge for a Coke.

Even though my comment was a reply to yours, I wasn't really directing any criticism at you, drywit. I agree. I'll have a Coke now and then, too. If that's what I'm served at a backyard BBQ or something. I just try to add enough Jack Daniels to kill the taste of the HFCS.

Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 3, Informative) 341

high fructose corn syrup: 55% fructose, 45% glucode

table sugar: 50% fructose, 50% glucose

yep, huge difference there.

And yet, the research. Maybe high-fructose corn syrup has more differences than just the fructose/glucose levels? Despite what the powerful corn lobby in the US would have you believe, corn is just not all that good for you in large amounts. And with the amount that goes into HFCS, drinking soda pop is getting corn in large amounts.

Plus, it's all patented-gene bullshit with a heaping side order of glyphosates, and who wants to give money to Monsanto?

Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 3, Informative) 341

It's this same mistaken belief that tells you "high fructose corn syrup" is bad, when in reality it's because somebody is afraid of the name.

What do those goddamned egghead Princeton researchers know, amirite?

Also, those liberal smartypants over at the Journal of Clinical Investigation

More damning evidence against fructose emerged just last week in an important study from the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Researchers in California recruited volunteers to drink a glass of Kool-Aid with every meal for 10 weeks; half took their soft drinks sweetened with fructose, the other half with glucose. By the end of the study period, both groups had put on weight, but the subjects getting fructose had more visceral fat—the kind that adheres to our organs and is associated with heightened risk for atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes. The fructose group also showed higher levels of LDL cholesterol and lower insulin sensitivity.

Stupid, stupid scientists.

I mean, forget about the fact that High Fructose Corn Syrup tastes like ass compared to actual cane sugar. I need my goddamn Big Gulp and I need it now!

Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 2) 341

It's also possible to read the ingredients list and make your decision that way. You don't have to do it every time, just identify the brands that say things like "no added sugar", "no added flavour" (Why the hell do they feel the need to add flavour to OJ?), "unfiltered" or "with pulp", and try to avoid the ones that use "reconstituted" juice.

Or buy a decent juicer and some fresh fruit. You'll save money in the long run and it tastes a hell of a lot better.

Plus, you can use the pulp in baking cakes and stuff. And man, that stuff is good.

Don't be in such a goddamn hurry to just throw some calories down your neck.

Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 1) 341

Modded down by those anti sugar trolls

If it was "sugar" it wouldn't be so bad.

The stuff they use to sweeten soda pop is some lab-accident shit, but it sure ain't sugar.

You wanna taste sugar in soda pop, you gotta find the good stuff bottled in Mexico. Because they don't hand out the corn subsidies down there like we do, so they actually use proper cane sugar.

Comment Re:Big Whoop (Score 1) 294

The chart compares HP to Sun, IBM and Dell.

Try making a chart with some other tech companies for the same period, say, Microsoft, Apple and Intel. Or just make a chart from that period with the entire tech sector.

There is no better way to convince your debate opponent that they are right than to present a clearly shoddy argument.

And that is exactly what you have done.

Comment Re:Gun-free zone? (Score 1, Flamebait) 1136

Notice all these shootings seem to be happening in "gun free zones"?

You stupid sonofabitch. Did you even think to check whether guns are allowed on-campus in Oregon? (hint: they are. Oregon allows conceal/carry on college campuses).

All you have to do is fill out some paperwork, so people like you don't hurt themselves or someone else.


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