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Study: Kellogg’s Products Deadlier Than Cigarettes?

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Kellogg sells mostly simple carbohydrates in the form of breakfast cereal and snacks. Their ad agencies make you think their foods are wholesome and safe. They’re not. They’re mostly simple carbohydrates (grains and sugar) that produce a glycemic shock when eaten. And foods that produce glycemic shock seem to be deadlier than cigarettes. At least that’s the suggestion from a recent study at the University of Texas.

The study of 2,000 lung cancer patients and 2,500 people without lung cancer should raise concern. Tony the Tiger might pose a greater threat to your kids than Joe Camel ever did. Via WSAZ Channel 3:

Researchers looked at 2,000 patients with lung cancer and 2,500 without.

They say non-smokers whose diets had a high glycemic index were more than two times more likely to be diagnosed with lung cancer than non-smokers with a low one.

Dr. Oz says, “A high glycemic index means that the sugar in whatever food you’re eating rushes into your bloodstream because it’s not cobbled together with fiber that would naturally hold it together in your gut.”

Here’s more from CNN>

And from the American Diabetes Association, here are examples of foods with a high glycemic index:

High GI (70 or more)

  • White bread or bagel
  • Corn flakes, puffed rice, bran flakes, instant oatmeal
  • Short grain white rice, rice pasta, macaroni and cheese from mix
  • Russet potato, pumpkin
  • Pretzels, rice cakes, popcorn, saltine crackers melons and pineapple

See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/understanding-carbohydrates/glycemic-index-and-diabetes.html#sthash.MigP2Hzv.dpuf

And here’s a longer list of glycemic indexes for products, including many Kellogg products from Harvard.

Granted, Kellogg isn’t the only company that packages glycemic poison as wholesome health food. I’m singling out Kellogg because Kellogg has singled out people like me for a hate and acrimony campaign of epic proportions.

Kellogg donated nearly $1 million to Black Lives Matter.

Kellogg pulled advertising from Breitbart News.

Kellogg Foundation funds efforts to destroy True the Vote.

And Breitbart chronicles a whole list of Kellogg and Kellogg Foundation crimes against America.

And Kellogg says terrible things about a lot of Americans who probably eat their poison.

Breitbart provides a convenient list of Kellogg’s potentially deadly products. Before you reach for any of these, you might consider the healthier alternative of a cigarette.

UPDATE: Here’s great wisdom from Ace of Spades.

Some of Kellogg’s brands:

  • Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes®
  • Kellogg’s® Nutri-Grain®
  • Pop-Tarts®
  • Rice Krispies®
  • Cheez-It
  • Kashi
  • Eggo®
  • Frosted Mini-Wheats®
  • Cocoa Krispies
  • Morningstar Farms
  • Famous Amos
  • Kellogg’s Corn Flakes®
  • Kellogg’s Honey Smacks® cereal
  • Corn Pops®
  • Mother’s Cookies
  • Keebler Company
  • Smart Start®
  • Froot Loops™
  • Kellogg’s Raisin Bran®
  • Low Fat Granola
  • Fruit Flavored Snacks
  • Apple Jacks®
  • Cracklin’ Oat Bran®
  • Mueslix®
  • Smart Start®
  • Smorz
  • Kellogg’s Raisin Bran®
  • Krave
  • Crispix®
  • All-Bran®
  • Apple Jacks®
  • Crunchmania

A lot of these things are toasted. Like Lucky Strikes.

If you want to know why Americans are so fat, it might be because governments and doctors have been lying to you about what to eat, especially when it comes to carbohydrates and cholesterol. Possibly because companies like Kellogg pay them to lie to you? It’s called lobbying, and Kellogg’s done a ton of it since 2012 according to OpenSecrets.org. How many studies have they suppressed?

Kellogg’s stock is down, and it’ll probably go lower. Especially when people start to realize Kellogg’s products could be killing their kids. Awful.

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Castro Is Dead

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We can close the books on the 20th century. 

Castro was greeted in hell by his peers Josef Stalin, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot, Mussolini, and Hitler. 

Castro was last seen paddling away from the Caribbean hellhole on a raft bound for hell. 

Castro leaves behind a nation trapped in the 1950s.

Repeating our top story tonight: Cuban dictator Fidel Castro is still valiantly holding on in his fight to remain dead. 

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United States: noun (plural)

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Last week’s election demonstrated beyond a reasonable doubt that the United States are still plural. Let me explain.

Language changes. Sometimes those changes alter what things mean. And because of the odd way the brain deals with language, some changes create constant confusion in our heads.

Once upon a time, “the United States of America” was a plural noun. (I’ll prove it to you in a moment.) Careful writers and speakers would say “the United States are . . . .” But, as I said, over time people changed that. Probably because the object of the prepositional phrase, ” of America” is singular. (Subject-verb agreement baffles many people, especially people with MBAs.)

Some believe reconstruction led intellectuals to switch “United States” from plural to singular. This idea holds water when you look at an n-gram comparing relative frequency of the two usages:

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n-gram by redditor pqn clipped from http://io9.gizmodo.com/when-did-the-united-states-become-a-singular-noun-949771685

The problem with treating “United States” as singular is that it’s a lie. The United States of America might be a single country, but the United States are independent in many ways. Though the states form a single nation, the states don’t stop being individual things.

Nowhere is the power of the states more obvious than in the sharp political distinctions of three of those United States: California, New York, and Massachusetts. Wall Street Journal writers Reid J. Epstein and Janet Hook explain:

Republican America is now so vast that a traveler could drive 3,600 miles across the continent, from Key West, Fla., to the Canadian border crossing at Porthill, Idaho, without ever leaving a state under total GOP control.

After last week’s election, Democrats hold the governor’s office and both legislative chambers in just six states—all of them on the Atlantic or Pacific oceans—compared with 25 for Republicans.

. . .

The geographic shift is clear in the political map of the House: When the new Congress takes office in January, about one third of all House seats held by Democrats will come from just three states—California, New York and Massachusetts.

Moreover, states, not people, elect the President.

One way you can help people avoid confusion about the way our country works is to start referring to the United States as plural. Modern grammarians will cringe, but our brains will like it better. America is singular, but the United States are plural. From many, one. E pluribus unum.

It’s easy and natural when you think about it.

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3 Ways President Trump Changes Everything

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Trump’s win is far bigger than the vote. As British General Cornwallis said at the end of  the movie ‘The Patriot,’ “Everything will change . . . everything has changed.”

If you’ve been thinking about policy, you’re thinking really, really small. Trump’s influence is way bigger. Here are three ways Trump will change America for a generation.

A Change of Uniform

Since the late 1990s, American business and social life have gone uber casual. That’s about to change. As I predicted awhile back, some big company famous for casual dress will impose a new dress code that looks like Mad Men. Women will dress better. Men will dress better. You might find yourself uncomfortably underdressed at some social event very soon.

Did you see how the Trump kids looked at the convention? They looked great, didn’t they? And they were all in semi-formal attire. You never see them in casual attire. It’s as if they were born in suits and dresses.

That influence will hit the back of people’s brains, and people will start dressing up more. Watch. Look around at church in a few weeks and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Count the number of men in ties every day, and the number will start trending up soon. So you might want to go shopping.

A Change of Family

America and much of the Western world have seen record low birth rates and fertility rates for years. That’s about to change. Family formation and childbirth is about to skyrocket.

Donald Trump exudes fertility. He’s married to a smoking hot former model who’s in her 40s but looks 15 years younger. And the Trump kids remind you of fertility. Ivanka has more kids than the average American already, and she might not be done. And they all look great.

Trump drops sexually suggestive words and phrases into his speeches and comments all the time. You don’t cognitively think “sex,” but the part of your brain responsible for sex drive catches those bombs. You can’t help but think about mating more often. The same thing happened when Kennedy took office, and the birth rate actually surged from 1962 to 1964 before petering out.

Those rising fertility rates will have a huge impact on the economy. Bigger than any policy change. Trump will get credit for the economy, but not for the birthrate. You’ve read it here, though, so you’ll know what happened.

A Change of Legacy

Every president since Richard Nixon has established a legacy based on very ethereal accomplishments like legislation and programs. Nixon’s was détente. Barack Obama had ObamaCare and the Iran nuclear deal.  W had TARP and No Child Left Behind. The exception to this soft-legacy trend was Reagan who’s remembered for tearing down the Berlin Wall even though that happened after Reagan left office. We all know Ronnie swung the first sledge hammer.

Donald Trump is not a legislator. He’s a builder. He is going to build a legacy that can’t be overturned by the next Congress. Trump plans to do what he’s always done: build amazing things. He’s going to build a wall and he’s going to rebuild a lot of infrastructure. Stuff that sticks around. Stuff you can put people’s names on. Names like Gingrich, Carson, Giuliani, and, of course T R U M P.

Trump’s legacy is not only Congress-proof, it’s concrete. Brick and mortar.  You’ll be able to use Trump’s legacy. Plus, you need people to build things, so Trump will put a lot of people to work. A lot of jobs for the kind of people who normally vote Democrat but decided to take a chance on the Republican Trump this time. When Trump said “make America great again,” he meant it, and he meant you’ll be able see America’s greatness with your own eyes. That’s incredibly bold.

If you don’t think America’s in for some major changes, just remember this post the next time you buy a tie or a pair of dress shoes. Or when you hear somebody’s getting married. Or having a baby.

 

 

Blank Slate

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A few people have called me tonight to ask my prediction on the election. They know I’ve predicted a Trump landslide. They want to know if I stand by it.

My answer: blank slate.

I have no expectations. None. I have preferences, but no expectations.

It’s kind of silly to expect something you have little or no control over. I have no control over James Comey or Loretta Lynch, much less the millions of American and non-Americans who will vote. I have no control over Barack Obama who swore to defend the Constitution of the United States but decided to encourage non-citizens to vote illegally. I can’t control criminals. It’s what makes them criminals.

I have no prediction for Tuesday. Maybe Trump wins. Maybe not. The Democrats (even the ones you know, your family) believe breaking the law is okay when elections are involved. They cheat. We can’t control that. We can control our response.

Our response must be cold, calm, and calculated. Think of Kurt Warner and how the game slowed down for him. Everybody else is moving in slow motion, but you and I can move at full speed.

That’s the state we’re in.

I’ll leave you with a great quote from Christopher Hitchens.

I should perhaps confess that on September 11 last, once I had experienced all the usual mammalian gamut of emotions, from rage to nausea, I also discovered that another sensation was contending for mastery. On examination, and to my own surprise and pleasure, it turned out be exhilaration. Here was the most frightful enemy–theocratic barbarism–in plain view….I realized that if the battle went on until the last day of my life, I would never get bored in prosecuting it to the utmost.

Should we wake up on Wednesday to President-Elect Clinton, we’ll probably all feel what Hitch felt on 9/11. Rage. Nausea. And, finally, exhilaration. We’ll have an enemy to fight. A wicked, heartless, and sickly enemy.

It will be our new battle. And we will never get bored in prosecuting it to the utmost, even to the last days of our lives.

It will be okay.