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Pat Oliphant

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Isn’t the NRA motto: “Eat lead!”?

  2. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    The body can’t tell the difference between Trans Fats to their counterpart of natural fats, and they do the same amount of damage if eaten TOO much. Yet, the Government isn’t banning the natural fats….oops…give it time….

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, 9 months ago

    The NRA is involved in the trans-fat controversy?

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 9 months ago

    @PianoGuy24

    Read up on a topic before you post. An en excerpt on the topic from the Harvard School of Public Health:

    "Today we know that eating trans fats increases levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL, “bad” cholesterol), especially the small, dense LDL particles that may be more damaging to arteries. It lowers levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles, which scour blood vessels for bad cholesterol and truck it to the liver for disposal. It also promotes inflammation, (6) an overactivity of the immune system that has been implicated in heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. Eating trans fat also reduces the normal healthy responsiveness of endothelial cells, the cells that line all of our blood vessels. In animal studies, eating trans fat also promotes obesity and resistance to insulin, the precursor to diabetes.

    This multiple-pronged attack on blood vessels translates into heart disease and death. An analysis of the health effects of industrial trans fats conducted by researchers with the Harvard School of Public Health Department of Nutrition indicates that eliminating trans fats from the U.S. food supply could prevent up to 1 in 5 heart attacks and related deaths. That would mean a quarter of a million fewer heart attacks and related deaths each year in the United States alone. (7) (As noted above, trans fats do naturally occur in dairy foods and meat from ruminant animals, but trans fats from these sources do not makeup as significant a part of the American diet, so they are not as much of a public health concern.)


    http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/transfats/

  5. John Locke

    John Locke said, 9 months ago

    @Jase99

    I bet the Harvard School of Public Health has similar things to say about beer and pretzels. Dammit! Keep off my freedom to go to hell or heaven in my own way. I left my mother long ago.

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, 9 months ago

    I don’t know what the %@^^ trans-fats are particularly but since I don’t generally eat process food that comes from a vat out of some factory it probably doesn’t matter. Aside from that if the government says this stuff is bad they probably should be ignored these days as it probably is something so irrelevant as to be insignificant.
    All the significant stuff was regulated decades ago leaving bureaucrats only meaningless stuff to regulate today.

  7. chipscount

    chipscount said, 9 months ago

    @mikefive

    saves time demonizing things one at a time

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, 9 months ago

    @chipscount

    I hadn’t thought of that! Thanks for the chuckle.

  9. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 9 months ago

    In our economic ecology, unhealthy food holds an important place. It employs workers in the processed food industries, gives jobs to transport employees, sponsors entertainment, engenders the necessity of the health-care system to develop new treatments. Unhealthy living gives jobs to prescription drug chemists and lobbyists. Countless advertised weight-loss products depend on it.
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    It is therefore our patriotic duty as Consumers to eat unhealthy stuff and promote it to the rest of the world. We are entitled to The Pursuit of Fattiness. Wake up, America!
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    If you want my Twinkie you’ll have to pry it from my fat, cold, dead hand! There, I said it!

  10. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 9 months ago

    In China, if you have guanxi, you can sell white paint as milk for infants. So Chinese parents don’t trust Chinese milk. So the people with guanxi label their white paint as ‘American milk’. Chinese emptors are expected to caveat for themselves if the seller has guanxi. (Of course, if you try selling white paint as milk in China without guanxi, you’ll be shot.)


    Meanwhile, in the US, you can’t sell white paint in cans marked ‘White Paint,’ in case someone who can’t read thinks it’s milk and drinks it.


    Is there a third way? Nah.

  11. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    In America, citizens were allowed to make their own decisions. Nanny-state USA works like communism- people are forced to behave in the ‘approved’ way.

  12. antiquetracman

    antiquetracman GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Oliphant must be desperate for material to use this type of cartoon. Such a simple minded buffoon. Get a LIFE Oliphant.

  13. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    “You can have my trans fats when you pry them out of my cold, stale cruller!”
    Though really, why not give these people what they want? The freedom to put all sorts of nasty stuff in their bodies, and to have insurance plans that will drop them once all that unhealthy living catches up with them. Surely, then, they’ll be too proud to go to the emergency room for “free” treatment, and will die free rather than be a burden to the system, right?

  14. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 9 months ago

    Debt Free: What? Attack the Nazi Revolutionary Army? Ach nein!

  15. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 9 months ago

    Remember the 1973 Woody Allen movie, “Sleeper”? The character Miles Monroe, who ran “The Happy Carrot” health food restaurant, was cryogenically preserved and awoke 200 years in the future. The doctors who first examined him said,
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    Dr. Melik: This morning for breakfast he requested something called “wheat germ, organic honey and tiger’s milk.”
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    Dr. Aragon: [chuckling] Oh, yes. Those are the charmed substances that some years ago were thought to contain life-preserving properties.
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    Dr. Melik: You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies or… hot fudge?
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    Dr. Aragon: Those were thought to be unhealthy… precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true.
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    Dr. Melik: Incredible.

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