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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/06/19/fda-takes-cheerios-task-boastful-labels/

 

All thats going on in this country and all that the Obamanation has to worry about is breakfast cereal - socialism at its finest. Get Cheerio's off the shelf, its going to ruin this nation.......

 

This f'in administration wants to control every aspect of American life - breakfast cereal, give me a f'in break......

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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/06/19/fda-takes-cheerios-task-boastful-labels/

 

All thats going on in this country and all that the Obamanation has to worry about is breakfast cereal - socialism at its finest. Get Cheerio's off the shelf, its going to ruin this nation.......

 

This f'in administration wants to control every aspect of American life - breakfast cereal, give me a f'in break......

 

After Socialism comes Communism. Scary thought, but total control, dictatorship regardless of it's root, is whats going on elsewhere...Iran, Russia, China, North Korea, Syria, Somalia...etc etc

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I disagree my brother. It has to do with FALSE, MISLEADING and EXAGERATED claims. They no longer will be tolerated as they have in the past by the FDA. The TV is flooded with crap like that.:hug:

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I disagree my brother. It has to do with FALSE, MISLEADING and EXAGERATED claims. They no longer will be tolerated as they have in the past by the FDA. The TV is flooded with crap like that.:hug:

 

If this country had people working, and what-use-to-be private industries not owned by the govt, and North Korea not inching us toward nuclear war (which Obamanation has ignored) and countless issues that need to be addressed - I might by this argument, but not today.

 

It's cereal SJ, CEREAL - this is really all they have to worry about ??

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Again Fanatic, No! False and adulterated foods, lies and claims. I fail to see how "politics" socialism, communism, fits into this simple public health issue. As you said it is cerial but.. what goes into your childs milk, baby food as well? I don't think the public wants to eat beef that has mad cow disease.:yo:

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's response to his people seeking fair right's:

"The government has blocked certain Web sites, such as BBC Farsi, Facebook, Twitter and several pro-Mousavi sites that are vital conduits for Iranians to tell the world about protests and violence.

Text messaging, which is a primary source of spreading information in Tehran, has not been working since last week, and cell phone service in Tehran is frequently down. The government also has barred foreign news organizations from reporting on Tehran's streets."

Sure, Cheerio's wasn't the root of this particular 'evil'...but people used to say 'Cigarette's lead to Heroin'...

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I disagree my brother. It has to do with FALSE, MISLEADING and EXAGERATED claims. They no longer will be tolerated as they have in the past by the FDA. The TV is flooded with crap like that.:hug:

 

john is absolutely correct here. splashing across the front of a cheerios box that it may decrease your cholesterol by 4% may be true, but it is misleading with regard to statistical significance. for example, if your cholesterol was 300 and you ate cheerios as directed, you may reduce your number by 12 points. now you have a cholesterol of 288. big deal. you still need to be on a statin. these are really false and misleading claims. you would probably see a greater reduction by eating Starbursts. someone needs to tell the real truth here regardless of whether it's the FDA or Dateline.......................

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Again Fanatic, No! False and adulterated foods, lies and claims. I fail to see how "politics" socialism, communism, fits into this simple public health issue. As you said it is cerial but.. what goes into your childs milk, baby food as well? I don't think the public wants to eat beef that has mad cow disease.:yo:

 

Your right to a point John. But total regulation is scary...regardless if it's simply food (for now). As a Conservative, I go against my party lines on abortion. Why? Because if a goverment can regulate what a woman does to her body...what would be the regulation of said body?

 

Cheerio's, Gun's, Same Sex Marrige...who's going to have the final say?

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john is absolutely correct here. splashing across the front of a cheerios box that it may decrease your cholesterol by 4% may be true, but it is misleading with regard to statistical significance. for example, if your cholesterol was 300 and you ate cheerios as directed, you may reduce your number by 12 points. now you have a cholesterol of 288. big deal. you still need to be on a statin. these are really false and misleading claims. you would probably see a greater reduction by eating Starbursts. someone needs to tell the real truth here regardless of whether it's the FDA or Dateline.......................

 

It really was just a matter of time before someone broke out with the 'statistics'...can't question facts. ;)

 

Iran...how did I even bring that into it???

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john is absolutely correct here. splashing across the front of a cheerios box that it may decrease your cholesterol by 4% may be true, but it is misleading with regard to statistical significance. for example, if your cholesterol was 300 and you ate cheerios as directed, you may reduce your number by 12 points. now you have a cholesterol of 288. big deal. you still need to be on a statin. these are really false and misleading claims. you would probably see a greater reduction by eating Starbursts. someone needs to tell the real truth here regardless of whether it's the FDA or Dateline.......................

 

and there I was this morning worrying about losing my job......I'm such an idiot, I should have been worrying about the cereal boxes in my cupboard...

 

 

Maybe the FDA should be investigating drugs/products that actually harm people or put them in danger, that way we wouldn't have recalls on products under their juristiction every week........or may they could streamline/improve their drug approval process so people can get better medicine faster.......

 

no, what was I thinking that may be difficult, lets go after a claim that has never harmed anyone, its way easier....

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CHEERIO'S...crap, I mistook this thread as a 'code' for possible human rights issues.

 

Man am I feeling a bit like the 'Less sharpened crayon in the box'...

 

For the record...I am a fan of Froasted Cheerio's. Tastes like Alpha Bit's without the marshmellows that I hate biting into.

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dreamer, noone is saying don't make or sell cheerios. hell, i love 'em. just don't exaggerate about what they can and cannot do for your health.................

 

Do you think they could find 1 person on this entire planet that the claim has harmed, just 1. My guess is no, but lets spend millions of dollars to get a cereal box changed......

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I think we can all agree that Cheerios making exagerated claims is the least of our worries. This isn't a political debate but rather a priority debate. I mean after all, there are more serious things that need addressed, like does that new KY Jelly really induce a volcanic-type reaction? I think that should be discussed. Then maybe why I'm paying into a system (SS) when I won't receive any of it in return? It might force me to start selling crack. At least I can then put the money aside for my own future... I'll probably need some teeth and bail money, but at least I can say I met The Dog! :grin:

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Do you think they could find 1 person on this entire planet that the claim has harmed, just 1. My guess is no, but lets spend millions of dollars to get a cereal box changed......

 

the question here isnt whether or not someone is harmed, it's about false or misleading claims. just stop making boxes saying that eating cheerios is going to be beneficial to your cardiac health. simple as that. it's as silly as the commercials that were out when you were a little boy touting the benefits of smoking Kools over Chesterfields because of their medicinal benefits. it was a friggin lie. i'm not sayin' don't smoke Kools. hell, eat 'em for breakfast if you want to. just don't make false claims.................

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the question here isnt whether or not someone is harmed, it's about false or misleading claims. just stop making boxes saying that eating cheerios is going to be beneficial to your cardiac health. simple as that. it's as silly as the commercials that were out when you were a little boy touting the benefits of smoking Kools over Chesterfields because of their medicinal benefits. it was a friggin lie. i'm not sayin' don't smoke Kools. hell, eat 'em for breakfast if you want to. just don't make false claims.................

 

But is it worth the millions of dollars thats its going to cost to remove a "misleading" claim ON A CERAL BOX. Its nothing like the Kools/Chesterfiled ads, those were lies about products that were harmful and provided no medical benefits at all, there is no harm in eating Cheerios, and has the FDA proved that it doesn't benefit cardiac health, no, they haven't.

 

For Christ sake, they aren't even saying that the claims are false, what the FDA has said is that if the claims are true, it qualifies Cheerios as a drug and they need to be regulated. So even if the claims are 100% true, the boxes need to be changed......

 

I can't seem to get my brain around your arguement, but I'd like to get my hands around your neck....;)

 

I'm going to play golf - screw you guys.....

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But is it worth the millions of dollars thats its going to cost to remove a "misleading" claim ON A CERAL BOX. Its nothing like the Kools/Chesterfiled ads, those were lies about products that were harmful and provided no medical benefits at all, there is no harm in eating Cheerios, and has the FDA proved that it doesn't benefit cardiac health, no, they haven't.

 

For Christ sake, they aren't even saying that the claims are false, what the FDA has said is that if the claims are true, it qualifies Cheerios as a drug and they need to be regulated. So even if the claims are 100% true, the boxes need to be changed......

 

I can't seem to get my brain around your arguement, but I'd like to get my hands around your neck....;)

 

I'm going to play golf - screw you guys.....

don't blame me cause general mills is a bunch of liars. and furthermore, don't be taking it out on me cause you decided to move to toledo, smart ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;);)

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I mean after all, there are more serious things that need addressed, like does that new KY Jelly really induce a volcanic-type reaction? I think that should be discussed.

 

The new KY is pretty good stuff. Doesn't clump nearly as much as the original. Though my wife keeps it in the 'special' drawer...it can be used for various things around the house. Nearly as useful as baking soda...?

 

No volcanic stuff happening here.

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The new KY is pretty good stuff. Doesn't clump nearly as much as the original. Though my wife keeps it in the 'special' drawer...it can be used for various things around the house. Nearly as useful as baking soda...?

 

No volcanic stuff happening here.

 

 

"You da man Dreamer...you da man".... :yo:

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