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Oct 30th 2010 6:31AM I've been doing a lot of research lately about better ways of eating and from what I've recently been reading I don't agree with taking out the whole milk in favor of 2%. I think you'd be better off eating more real food and staying away from all that processed stuff. Beans are a really good source of protein, so why in the world would you take those away? Also, anything that promises on the package that it's healthy for you almost always isn't. Eliminating foods that contain processed corn is a good step to take, in other words no corn syrup and eat more whole grains. Eating fruit when your craving something sweet helps, as does having dark chocolate on hand to satisfy your chocolate cravings. Having said that I'm still having problems making it through the checkout line without buying milk chocolate or some other crap. At least now it's in the minority.
Sep 10th 2010 9:52AM Thats cause the cable companies can take bigger risks with the material and language. The CW shows used to be terrible and have vastly improved, well most of them have. I still can't figure out why The Secret Life of an American Teen is so popular. From the episodes I've seen I can't work out if it's the writing or the acting that stinks, but somethings rotten in Bologna.
Sep 10th 2010 8:25AM How is it that Melissa and Joey didn't make this list? I've watched the pilot, as well as the second episode thinking maybe it would get better (as a kid I liked both of their shows). It doesn't. Are you telling me that all these shows are worse than that one? I'm reserving judgement on Outsourcing till I've seen it. The premise seems too funny not to give it a chance.
Sep 14th 2009 2:43AM Thanks, even after nearly ten years of being able to converse in Spanish I still struggle with ser and estar.
And what you've said pretty well defines the US attitude as well as the attitudes of the citizens of other dominant first world countries. We may diss the French for example as being arrogant, but we have so much in common with them in terms of national pride that its funny.
Sep 13th 2009 7:53PM Well, as a "Dumb American" let me point out that we only know what we're taught so in our defense, like most cultures, the history that's been taught to us has been heavily skewed to portray our powers that be in the best light possible. In other words if we're told that our way is the "right" way then that makes our leader GOOD, then all others who practice another non-capitalistic form of Government must be wrong. And of course because they're wrong that would make their leader EVIL.
ie We're good ‡ Your Evil
To make it even more confusing we tell ourselves that its not because your ways are different but that your government oppresses human rights and freedoms while at the same time glossing over the fact that our government tramples on our rights (in the name of freedom of course) and provides financial support to other capitalistic countries that commit the same crimes towards humanity that we criticize you for.
Sep 13th 2009 5:09PM Mia,
While technically your right. But if you were to walk down the street of probably any country singing "I want to live in America" no one would think you were referring to Mexico or Cuba, or Argentina. We are the only ones (that I'm aware of anyway) who refer to ourselves as Americans, as do several other countries when they refer to us. In Italy I say Sono Americano, in Dutch I would say Ik ben uit Amerika, and in France, Je suis de l'Amérique.
It's only in Spanish speaking countries where I would need to be more specific and say Estoy de Estados Unidos and that would be more to clarify that I wasn't in fact British, Canadian, or Australian, cause we all sound the same. And when I have said, "Soy Americana" I have never once in the past ten years that I've been abroad been asked which country in the America's I was referring to.
I'm just saying.....
Sep 13th 2009 4:53PM Politics aside, $5,300 for Cuba doesn't sound right. Thats how much a tour I was looking at in Japan costs.
During Cherry Blossom season!!!
I can't wait till they open up Cuba cause its certain it will get to the point where you can do that many days for less than $1000.
Sep 13th 2009 4:45PM Actually now that I think about it, I'm really glad that at 15 you understand that. I've been living in Europe for most of the past ten years but I'm American. There are a lot of really cool things about the states, and a lot of really beautiful places there, but there are a lot of amazing countries in the world with fasinating cultures and I hope you have the opportunities to experience them because it will give you a greater sense of the world and a better appreciation for the US. I couldn't give a rats a&& about what the haters say, if I was able to, I'd visit Cuba in a heart beat. Unfortunately I've already used up my holiday time so maybe next year. I'm not sure how I'd feel being stuck with an art tour though as I like to explore cities on my own rather than feeling like cattle.
Sep 13th 2009 4:36PM "The whole world isn't America."
And thank goodness for that! How boring would that be?
Sep 11th 2009 6:32PM "This is absurd and unnecessary. I'm all about being progressive when need be but why change something that is working fine? What is the purpose of this? Nothing that I can think of....If it's supposed to lower costs or something, I mean, I could be wrong but I feel like lasers are probably more expensive than stickers."
First off those little "harmless" stickers that so many of you have mentioned are made of plastic, plastic that in this case we thankfully no longer need and that ends up in landfills. On their own it's a tiny bit of plastic (although has anyone else noticed that they often put multiple stickers on a piece of fruit?), but multiply that by the BILLIONS of fruits and veg that they put lables on everyday and it becomes rather a lot of plastic. Yes it means the people who work in the plastic lable factories will possibly lose their jobs but hopefully they'll go on to pursue greener employment.
And as for "who needs to know exactly where a product originated from?"
Ummm.....EVERYONE!!! If there is an outbreak of ecoli from tomato's from a certain part of the country or world, don't you want to know that your tomato's safe?
If all this results in more people growing their own produce then excellent!!! Our planet's in enough trouble as it is so you should feel good in knowing that your doing your part to cut down on your carbon footprint. Buy local, seasonal produce! It's better for the environment, and it's better for you.