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FTC Temporarily Halts Fake News Sites Selling Weight Loss Supplements

Another day, another supplement scam. The FTC is coming down on yet-another-bunch-of-crooks using phony “news” sites to separate people from their money. The complaint alleges that the defendants hired affiliate marketers who used fake news websites to promote the defendants’ products. The fake news websites used domain names that appear to be objective news or health sites, such as channel8health.com,...

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McDonald’s: 1; San Francisco County: 0

Remember the so-called “Happy Meal Ban” passed by San Francisco County last year? If you don’t: the gist of it was that fast food restaurants were banned from including toys with children’s meals, unless certain nutritional standards were met. There was a fair amount of squawking about it at the time, although I failed to see why… as I wrote: Personally, I’m not sure what the fuss is all about… for one...

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This Is Just Wrong…

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Cuyahoga CountyDept. of Children and Family Services has removed an 8-year old boy from his home and placed him in foster care. The reason? Obesity. At more than 200 pounds, the third-grader is considered severely obese and at risk for developing such diseases as diabetes and hypertension. …Lawyers for the mother, a substitute elementary school teacher who is also taking vocational...

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Congrats to Adam Slack

He’s 376 pounds lighter than he used to be! It took trip to the emergency room and harsh words from a doctor before a morbidly obese police officer realized he needed to turn his life around. What happened next astonished everyone. Adam Slack weighed 585 pounds when the Emergency Room doctor walked in. “‘Mr. Slack, what do you want in your obituary? Do you want a long one? Do you want a short one? It doesn’t...

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Thanksgiving Post-Mortem

I’m baaaack! Didn’t post for the last couple of days, as I was busy cooking. Our traditional Thanksgiving is typically untraditional… if it’s unusual and sophisticated enough to qualify as a “feast,” then we’ll give it a go. We opted for Indian food this year. This was Number-One-Son’s idea. He came up with it while we were dining at an Indian restaurant in Spokane last month… the...

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Stephen Colbert on “Pushy Pops”

Tomorrow is Monday… and here in SE Washington, it looks like it’s gonna be a dank, gray, frosty Monday at that. So I figured it would be good to close out the weekend with a giggle: Stephen Colbert’s take on the latest stupid, “as-seen-on-TV” food gimmick, “Pushy Pops.” The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive...

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