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NoFederales Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-29-05 07:13 PM
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98. Are your calories standardized? One kilocalorie (little c) of heat energy
compares to one Calorie (big C) of food energy.

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  -It's the cheap food, stupid. Jed Dilligan  Dec-27-05 11:16 PM   #0 
  - Poor in spirit  MichiganVote   Dec-27-05 11:19 PM   #1 
  - I think you are right to a degree on this--I have been saying for some  niyad   Dec-27-05 11:21 PM   #2 
  - Is it really that many?  Jed Dilligan   Dec-27-05 11:26 PM   #3 
  - that was the latest figure I read. I understood what you were saying,  niyad   Dec-28-05 12:43 AM   #20 
  - Perhaps, but my fiance and I both use Atkins to lose small  Clark2008   Dec-28-05 11:03 AM   #37 
  - That's a crazy leap of logic.  AntiCoup2K4   Dec-29-05 01:31 AM   #84 
  - If they keep  Kiouni   Dec-27-05 11:28 PM   #4 
  - Welcome to DU Kiouni  Jed Dilligan   Dec-27-05 11:29 PM   #6 
     - yeah  Kiouni   Dec-27-05 11:30 PM   #7 
        - Strangely enough  Jed Dilligan   Dec-27-05 11:44 PM   #8 
        - we just got a whole foods market here  Kiouni   Dec-28-05 12:25 AM   #18 
           - Check out "Fast Food Nation," book by Eric Schlosser  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 12:31 AM   #19 
           - Ever read The Jungle;  greiner3   Dec-28-05 01:14 PM   #50 
           - Short answer: one buys from a factory, the other buys from a farm  Gormy Cuss   Dec-28-05 10:09 AM   #31 
        - self delete  AntiCoup2K4   Dec-29-05 01:41 AM   #85 
        - I'll bet the sodium content was even worse  AntiCoup2K4   Dec-29-05 01:44 AM   #86 
  - Is that you Bill? Forget it and I agree 100%. "Let your food be  Maraya1969   Dec-27-05 11:29 PM   #5 
  - Yep, since when should we be happy to eat food by Monsanto?  EC   Dec-27-05 11:54 PM   #9 
  - I think you're spot on.  bezdomny   Dec-27-05 11:55 PM   #10 
  - Yes on all four counts  Jed Dilligan   Dec-27-05 11:59 PM   #11 
  - While we're talking subsidies, they should subsidize non-alcoholic beer  petgoat   Dec-28-05 12:24 AM   #17 
  - A thought - a bit off-topic, but not really:  Clark2008   Dec-28-05 11:15 AM   #40 
  - People don't necessarily know how to cook with veggies, though  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-28-05 02:21 PM   #59 
     - Nor do a lot of them have the facilities to cook  ccbombs   Dec-28-05 04:36 PM   #64 
  - When I lived in New Haven, Connecticut, there was a clear difference  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-28-05 02:18 PM   #58 
  - Yes!  ccbombs   Dec-28-05 04:39 PM   #65 
  - Hey - I just heard that your beer tastes bad cause it is made with corn  applegrove   Dec-28-05 12:01 AM   #12 
  - "Buttwiper" has corn and rice.  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 12:04 AM   #14 
  - Okay - I read "Corn" in US beer and couldn't take in any more information.  applegrove   Dec-28-05 12:06 AM   #16 
     - I LOVE corn based beer.  ieoeja   Dec-28-05 01:51 PM   #55 
  - Whose beer you callin' bad  depakid   Dec-28-05 09:59 AM   #29 
  - Yumm. Lucky Lab Organic Golden!  Viva_La_Revolution   Dec-28-05 10:41 AM   #34 
  - Yes - the big corporations watered down their beer so bad that  applegrove   Dec-28-05 02:03 PM   #56 
  - Canadian Beer is made with essentially the same ingredients  toddaa   Dec-29-05 04:09 PM   #95 
  - In the 80's  burrowowl   Dec-28-05 12:03 AM   #13 
  - And guess who the biggest landowners are in the central valley of CA...  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 12:06 AM   #15 
  - Very interesting, if true. nt  lostnfound   Dec-28-05 01:32 AM   #23 
  - Are your calories standardized? One kilocalorie (little c) of heat energy  NoFederales   Dec-29-05 07:13 PM   #98 
  - Can't believe this thread isn't getting votes.  leftstreet   Dec-28-05 12:44 AM   #21 
  - you're wrong on one point  PaulaFarrell   Dec-28-05 01:17 AM   #22 
  - Some childhood conditioning is required  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 02:06 AM   #24 
  - I was disagreeing with the OP's statement  PaulaFarrell   Dec-28-05 04:19 AM   #25 
  - British produce can also be junk.  TheBaldyMan   Dec-28-05 05:42 AM   #26 
     - I don't mean to insult anyone but I agree that British food  spooky3   Dec-28-05 10:59 AM   #35 
     - I know it can be but speaking as a transplanted American  PaulaFarrell   Dec-28-05 11:21 AM   #41 
  - It's that there is only room for two parties in the system,  Goldeneye   Dec-28-05 08:56 AM   #27 
  - There's only room for two parties because less than half  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 12:10 PM   #45 
     - I think we have a two party system  Goldeneye   Dec-28-05 12:49 PM   #46 
        - I guess my argument is that America's poor,  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 12:53 PM   #47 
           - I guess I understand what you're saying,  Goldeneye   Dec-28-05 01:26 PM   #51 
  - I Think You Are Right About the Fast Food  we can do it   Dec-28-05 09:55 AM   #28 
  - You've pegged it there. I've often wondered where the hell that came from  glitch   Dec-28-05 11:01 AM   #36 
     - You're On To Something, Too  we can do it   Dec-28-05 01:07 PM   #48 
  - I feel helpless in this current crisis  Evergreen Emerald   Dec-28-05 10:08 AM   #30 
  - I believe that simply being aware is the beginning of the solution.  glitch   Dec-28-05 11:07 AM   #38 
  - I think the food is definately a factor,  rman   Dec-28-05 10:22 AM   #32 
  - Fear of Rocking the Boat  YOY   Dec-28-05 10:28 AM   #33 
  - Is your issue with the TYPE of food or the AMOUNT of food?  orangepeel68   Dec-28-05 11:08 AM   #39 
  - How about  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 12:06 PM   #44 
  - Before the Wall came down, the Poles had the world's top calorie intake  leveymg   Dec-28-05 11:47 AM   #42 
  - Communism fell first in Poland  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-28-05 01:49 PM   #53 
  - Corn syrup can be bad, but so can other ingredients...  Bruce McAuley   Dec-28-05 11:52 AM   #43 
  - A conspiracy theory?  greiner3   Dec-28-05 01:09 PM   #49 
  - Ban food or make it harder to get  The Straight Story   Dec-28-05 01:48 PM   #52 
  - Hmmm  JeffR   Dec-28-05 01:49 PM   #54 
  - That's half of the equation.  blindpig   Dec-28-05 02:07 PM   #57 
  - And TV is getting dumber by the minute  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-28-05 02:25 PM   #60 
  - Yet so many can't afford cable  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 04:25 PM   #62 
     - I think TV is particularly insidious.  blindpig   Dec-28-05 05:03 PM   #68 
        - True that it's very misleading, but  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 05:12 PM   #69 
  - Do you know what ties it all together?  sandyd921   Dec-28-05 02:53 PM   #61 
  - Right.  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 04:27 PM   #63 
  - Ceausescu was in power 21 years. Food was scarce and expensive  robbedvoter   Dec-28-05 04:43 PM   #66 
  - So are you saying  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 04:46 PM   #67 
     - Ceausescu was the only name on the ballot. Virtually the same here.  robbedvoter   Dec-28-05 05:40 PM   #71 
        - If there was a real mass movement of poor people,  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 05:43 PM   #72 
           - Actually, both Gandhi and MLK got plenty of headlines & airtime  robbedvoter   Dec-28-05 05:55 PM   #74 
              - Do you think people are really "better off"  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 06:05 PM   #75 
                 - I have a hard time blaming it on the food. Seen worse in my life.  robbedvoter   Dec-28-05 07:42 PM   #76 
                    - Believe me, I've experienced it.  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 07:49 PM   #77 
                       - Scrape together for fast food? That's a joke.  robbedvoter   Dec-29-05 12:15 AM   #80 
                          - Uh, when you're homeless and don't have a kitchen  Jed Dilligan   Dec-29-05 12:20 AM   #81 
                             - Always an anlternative to fast food.  robbedvoter   Dec-29-05 12:32 AM   #82 
                                - You should explore the inner city a little  Jed Dilligan   Dec-29-05 01:07 AM   #83 
                                   - Dear Jed - I live in the inner city. Fast food ain't cheap, driving  robbedvoter   Dec-29-05 08:10 AM   #87 
                                      - Where?  Jed Dilligan   Dec-29-05 09:28 AM   #88 
                                         - I don't blame the poor - nor do I patronize them like you do.  robbedvoter   Dec-29-05 09:34 AM   #89 
                                            - NYC doesn't fucking count. We're sick of hearing from you.  Jed Dilligan   Dec-29-05 09:44 AM   #90 
                                               - This trust fund baby is referring you to the 4 Yorkshiremen sketch  robbedvoter   Dec-29-05 09:55 AM   #91 
                                                  - My God, you are so the stereotype of the arrogant New Yorker!  Jed Dilligan   Dec-29-05 09:59 AM   #92 
                                                     - You poor car owners you! Must be tough....  robbedvoter   Dec-29-05 10:10 AM   #93 
                                                     - I don't own a fucking car  Jed Dilligan   Dec-29-05 10:14 AM   #94 
                                                     - don't pay attention to RobbedVoter. (s)he likes to get into  catmother   Dec-29-05 04:37 PM   #96 
  - I agree  Nutmegger   Dec-28-05 05:15 PM   #70 
  - That and the mercury in our systems  LiberalEsto   Dec-28-05 05:53 PM   #73 
  - Stranger things have happened  Jed Dilligan   Dec-28-05 07:53 PM   #78 
  - Yes, the American diet sucks.  davsand   Dec-28-05 08:26 PM   #79 
  - i agree. good nutrition should be taught by the government and  catmother   Dec-29-05 04:50 PM   #97 
     - Some schools get kickbacks from soda/juice vendors, snack bars, cafeteria  NoFederales   Dec-29-05 07:30 PM   #99 
        - isn't that sad? poisoning our children. one school, i don't  catmother   Dec-29-05 08:07 PM   #100 
           - Sadder yet are the schools that allow breaks during class and between  NoFederales   Dec-29-05 08:18 PM   #101 
              - the parents don't take the initiative because their uninformed or  catmother   Dec-29-05 08:36 PM   #102 
 

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