The milkshake: This is not limited to fast food nor to milkshakes. That ‘concoction’ is the industry standard artificial strawberry flavoring found in everything strawberry flavored that isn’t naturally flavored.
Chicken nuggets: Total lies. My sister works at the Tyson plant that provides KFC and McDonalds their nuggets. There’s no ‘pink paste’ stage. ’Reflavoring’ is an injection of mostly salt into the meat in order to give it some taste because modern day chicken is nearly flavorless. If you want to disgust people, show them the conditions of the processing plants that dismantle the chickens.
The pubic hair one: You eat more of your family’s pubic hairs cooking in your own home. You think you don’t shed once you walk in your own door?
Peanut butter: This is a cold hard truth of food mass production. There will be insects. You can never get rid of them or take them out of the process. The FDA places limits on how much can be allowed into specific foods so that food manufactories don’t get lazy and just say ‘Well we can’t keep it out.’ The FDA limit helps immensely because it makes these places try to keep the insect population down through keeping things clean.
Shellac: Oh my god this is so stupid. ’Shellac’ is an INGREDIENT. It’s a NATURAL PRODUCT produced by INSECTS. It is then PROCESSED into food-grade glaze or colorants, OR into wood and furniture polish. They don’t just take wood polish and dump it on your jawbreakers. Grow up.
Bacteriophages: The ‘phages of which you speak are used to kill the listeria virus. Listeria is a bacteria that attacks the immune system and has a one in five mortality rate. Bacteriophages? They’ve been used as an alternative to antibiotic medications in Russia and France for 90 years. That’s really disgusting and dangerous!
Coke: This is total and complete bunk. It would have been far more effective to point out that colas and carbonated drinks have been linked to weakened bones in those who overconsume them, but this is complete lies here. Again.
Salads: I think you mean propylene glycol. And again, this is bullshit. PG only causes reactions in those allergic to it. It has a very low toxicity and can only negatively affect human health if very large amounts are ingested very quickly and over a very short period of time. By which I mean ‘Find a vat of it and start drinking it and nothing else.’ Again you go for the lie instead of pointing out that fast food salads are processed and contain as much fat and cholesterol as most of the other foods offered by a fast food place.
Beef additives: This has nothing to do with fast food. This is common in MOST meats in the US. This is because the US has become so obsessed with the fat content of meat and making it ‘healthy’ that we have literally bred almost all the flavor out of every food animal breed we currently use. Flavorants are almost ALWAYS injected during processing or most of our meat would be bland and tasteless. ‘Flavorants’ typically being concentrated broth and/or salt and seasoning.
Cheese: Lies again. Only those cheeses labelled as ‘Pasteurized process cheese food’ and ‘Pasteurized process cheese spread’ match these stats. Pasteurized process cheese is simply a blended cheese made to have a sharp taste and be easily melted. Your lie here is that the 47% is referring to the cheese’s fat content, not cheese content.
This image is full of lies and misrepresented half-truths and anyone spreading this as truthful should rethink their approach.
TL;DR: just because it’s in a pretty image, doesn’t mean it’s true.
Oh man, I saw the image scrolling down and was like ‘I sure hope there’s someone underneath this saying how bullshit this infographic is’ and there was
^for the last comment.. I thought the same thing
8 Words You Should Avoid When Writing
As always, Orwell’s final rule applies: “Break any of these rules before saying anything barbarous.” There are instances where each of these words fills a valuable role. However, especially among inexperienced writers, these words are frequently molested and almost always gum up the works.
“Sudden” means quickly and without warning, but using the word “suddenly” both slows down the action and warns your reader. Do you know what’s more effective for creating the sense of the sudden? Just saying what happens.I pay attention to every motion, every movement, my eyes locked on them.
Suddenly,The gun goes off.
When using “suddenly,” you communicate through the narrator that the action seemed sudden. By jumping directly into the action, you allow the reader to experience that suddenness first hand. “Suddenly” also suffers from being nondescript, failing to communicate the nature of the action itself; providing no sensory experience or concrete fact to hold on to. Just … suddenly.
Feel free to employ “suddenly” in situations where the suddenness is not apparent in the action itself. For example, in “Suddenly, I don’t hate you anymore,” the “suddenly” substantially changes the way we think about the shift in emotional calibration.
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This is a blog by scientists about the anti-science of healthism.
This blog might be for you if you:
- are aware of or interested in the history of health research, including its many grand claims later found to be utterly false (after having maimed/tortured/killed thousands of people)
- agree that if what we know about health and human biology is the size of a frisbee, half of that frisbee would be under dispute, and what we don’t know about health and human biology would be the size of the planet
- roll your eyes at local news ‘health’ headlines (which tend to contradict themselves week to week)
- think Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil and Dr. Sharma have a lot more wrong with their currently held scientific opinions and presentation thereof than they have right
- believe that shows like The Biggest Loser have nothing at all to do with actual health and positive outcomes of its contestants and viewers
- agree that there is no obesity epidemic
- agree that skepticism, not belief, should be the natural foundation of intellectual and scientific inquiry
- agree that medical researchers and health care professionals are as prone to error and bias as any other human, regardless of how many years they spent getting their degrees
- …or are just plain curious about healthism and why it’s bunkum!
FOR THOSE NOT IN THE KNOW, NIGHT WITCHES WERE RUSSIAN LADY BOMBERS WHO BOMBED THE SHIT OUT OF GERMAN LINES IN WW2. THING IS THOUGH, THEY HAD THE OLDEST, NOISIEST, CRAPPEST PLANES IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. THE ENGINES USED TO CONK OUT HALFWAY THROUGH THEIR MISSIONS, SO THEY HAD TO CLIMB OUT ON THE WINGS MID FLIGHT TO RESTART THE PROPS. THE PLANES WERE ALSO SO NOISY THAT TO STOP GERMANS FROM HEARING THEM COMBING AND STARTING UP THEIR ANTI AIRCRAFT GUNS, THEY’D CLIMB UP TO A CERTAIN HEIGHT, COAST DOWN TO GERMAN POSITIONS, DROP THEIR BOMBS, RESTART THEIR ENGINES IN MIDAIR, AND GET THE FUCK OUT OF DODGE.
THEIR LEADER FLEW OVER 200 MISSIONS AND WAS NEVER CAPTURED.
He is so spot on. So many scary things happening lately, it is hard not to feel bombarded. I feel a lot of sadness for the people hurting tonight in Boston.
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