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Bitter Sweet

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Bitter truth about Sweet stuff.


Some interesting links if you care about the enormous amounts of sugar we consume, especially the young people in our lives. Sometimes when I watch what kids eat and drink, beginning the moment they open their eyes, I cringe.

www.motherjones.com/environment/2012
/10/sugar-industry-lies-campaign


sugarpolitics.com/

Karen

  
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FISHINGLADY66 12/6/2012 7:35PM

    I have never been a sugar-holic. I just happened to read the first article you posted this morning. It is sad that companies can advertise that their food is good for you when in fact it is not healthy at all. Thank you for posting these articles. Maybe they will help some families.

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TUFFYBIRD 12/6/2012 6:13PM

    I'm not a big sweets fan - actually, for the most part, I don't like deserts etc. But salt ... OMG ... I can't resist ... no better, no worse, just different.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/6/2012 4:53PM

    I was aware that this was going on for quite some time. I watched the sugar industry fund bogus scientific studies, some of which were performed by some really good research universities. They ended up ruining their reputations in the scientific community. You can't allow yourself to become a whore for money and expect to keep your respect.

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KATCHATTEAM 12/6/2012 3:12PM

    Thank you

I am doing the tame your sweet tooth challenge emoticon

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CATHY629 12/6/2012 11:43AM

    Very interesting articles.Only last week i was thinking that when i first got married in 1966
i used to buy a 2lb bag of sugar every week,we used to have 2 teaspoonsful in every cup of tea and coffee,also used to sprinkle it over our breakfast cereal.
now i never buy sugar,i do have a bag in the cupboard just in case of visitors.
The only trouble is that it is hidden in a lot of everyday foods,i have to remember to check the labels.
Cathy

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JEANNE229 12/6/2012 11:40AM

    I wish I'd known more not only for my OWN children, but when I was young and growing myself. So much could have been different....but it is never too late to learn, right?

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KAYYVAUGHN 12/6/2012 10:41AM

    Thanks Karen. Very interesting. I have cut down a god bit.
Kay

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GABY1948 12/6/2012 10:39AM

    Karen, you know how much I love the information you share with us. I have already gone to the links and copied what I could and told others to go see for themselves. As always, thank you! Today is day 100 for me! Thank you for that too!
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Gaye

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TAMESIS8 12/6/2012 10:14AM

    Scary stuff! Thanks for sharing these links! I've been cutting out sugar gradually, starting with soda and working downwards, and now I think I might cut it out completely if I can manage it. What are we doing to ourselves? emoticon

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Let's be perfectly clear.

Saturday, December 01, 2012



I think this is what you call "straight talk" lol

Karen

PS - I understand this sign because I went with a friend to eat at a buffet. She could NOT understand why they wouldn't give her a take-out box! She wanted to go through the buffet again and take it home!

People take advantage of buffets!

  
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PROVERBS31JULIA 12/3/2012 3:44PM

    They are not joking!!

I've read about Chinese Buffets that threw people out, refused to let them eat any more because the people were just taking too much food, eating a few bites, decided they didn't "like it" or whatever, and going back to get even more piles of food.

I remember one time like 15-20 years ago, shortly after HomeTown Buffet took over the Duff's Smorgasbord that we used to have in town, this lady was shoveling rolls and biscuits and cakes and junk down her huge oversized "purse", even had baggies etc. filled with food from her plate. The restaurant staff caught her and confronted her before she could get out the door with it. They made her leave it behind! She was huge, too... really sad.


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FISHINGLADY66 12/1/2012 8:39PM

    I love this sign. Every Buffet should have a sign like this. Thanks for the laugh. People are rude sometimes.

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WOUBBIE 12/1/2012 1:31PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAkX
PpBnSkM

Hysterical!

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ZEEDRA 12/1/2012 12:40PM

    Love the sign. Don't love buffets. 'nuff said.

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JEANNE229 12/1/2012 12:19PM

    LOVE that sign.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/1/2012 12:06PM

    LOL. Have you seen the size of some people at buffets? It's unreal.

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NOMIS1 12/1/2012 10:42AM

    Love it. There is a buffet I go to with a friend who I don't get together with very often. We do stay there for a few hours. However, we eat our meal and then just sit and talk.

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BELTONWALKER67 12/1/2012 9:53AM

    Love that one! emoticon

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GABY1948 12/1/2012 9:05AM

    I LOVE this but the sad thing is there ARE (and apparently these people have had) some people that do that! SAD
Thanks for sharing! emoticon
Gaye

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PJSTIME 12/1/2012 8:00AM

    I love it you know people took advantage of it that's why the sign

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SUNNYLIFE72 12/1/2012 7:29AM

  Too funny! I had to share with hubby! Love the sign! Thanks for posting it!

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NWLIFESRC 12/1/2012 6:43AM

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LABRATIAM 12/1/2012 6:26AM

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KAYYVAUGHN 12/1/2012 6:26AM

    That's good Karen. Signs in front of stores, restaurants and churches can make you smile.

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GHOSTFLAMES 12/1/2012 6:24AM

    I READ ONE THAT SAID YOUR CAT MISSING NO BLAME US BLAME HURRICANE SANDY. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Some Patriotic Rock (Military Tribute)

Friday, November 30, 2012

www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=5MtdIO
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Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.
This actually gave me a few goosebumps.

Side Story - Long ago my hubby and I had a small Limousine service and we transported Kiss once. Not sure if the same members are active now as then.

Karen

  
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FISHINGLADY66 11/30/2012 9:36PM

    Well! this gave me goosebumps also Karen. My hubby was in the army, in Korea and Vietnam. We do live in a Great Country. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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JEANNE229 11/30/2012 2:30PM

    Thanks for sharing this, Karen.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/30/2012 12:25PM

    It was really neat. I'm glad to see Gene Simmons giving a tribute to these brave men and women.

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ZEEDRA 11/30/2012 10:56AM

    That's great, Karen.

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GABY1948 11/30/2012 6:50AM

    GREAT blog again, Karen! emoticon for sharing!

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RIDLEYRIDER 11/30/2012 6:48AM

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Gone Fishing!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

www.youtube.com/embed/nA3LtXnNIto?fe
ature=player_embedded


Watch the world's best fisherman! Really amazing!

(less than 3 minutes)

Kren

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/29/2012 2:00PM

    Wow. I'm worn out just watching it! Those fish look really heavy. He/she must be very hungry or have some mouths to feed.

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JEANNE229 11/29/2012 1:26PM

    (smile)

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FISHINGLADY66 11/29/2012 9:52AM

    WOW! That is so amazing. That's not the way I fish!! Soooo cool... Thanks for making my day.

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NELLJONES 11/29/2012 9:33AM

    I must say I've never understood fishing, but the video was dramatic!

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GABY1948 11/29/2012 9:25AM

    This was breathtaking an so informative...thank you for sharing!

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CHRISTINASP 11/29/2012 8:30AM

    Wow, very impressive. I wonder what is the name of the bird.
Truly amazing.

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KAYYVAUGHN 11/29/2012 7:39AM

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Our Wonderful World

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/xHkq1
edcbk4?rel=0


A little over 2 minutes of your time to watch this beautiful and amazing video.

The hummingbird doing rolls chasing a bug is really something!!! And the night scenes with the bats in the moonlight on those blooming cactus are unreal. WOW! ENJOY!! One bat has her young on her chest.

This is beautiful.......be sure and watch closely (at around 2 min 40 sec) and check out the baby bat under its mama. Unreal. If you never knew what goes on in the garden when you aren't paying attention. Watch this - some of the finest photography you will ever see.

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/29/2012 1:55PM

    It was a great video. I love nature!

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CHRISTINASP 11/29/2012 8:26AM

    Great movie. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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MAMARKS 11/28/2012 4:51PM

    That was beautiful. emoticon

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JEANNE229 11/28/2012 1:49PM

    lovely.

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FISHINGLADY66 11/28/2012 10:45AM

    Absolutely emoticon Karen. I appreciate your sharing these wonderful happenings of nature. So sad we don't get to experience these in real life.

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JOANNS4 11/28/2012 9:53AM

    emoticon emoticon

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ZEEDRA 11/28/2012 9:33AM

    Thank you, Karen. Just a tiny view of what goes on around us and our sometimes petty concerns.

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SOPHIEMAE2007 11/28/2012 9:27AM

    Very Nice!

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KAYYVAUGHN 11/28/2012 7:34AM

    Thanks for sharing. The photos are beautiful.

The song "What a Wonderful World" is my favorite song. The version by Louis Armstrong is the best; however I do like Willie Nelson also.

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PJSTIME 11/28/2012 7:12AM

    WOW can you imagine how long it took to film all these segments. Just beautiful and I loved the music too.


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GABY1948 11/28/2012 6:38AM

    Beautiful...thanks for sharing, Karen!

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WELLNESSME09 11/28/2012 6:38AM

    Amazing!!!

Thank you so much for sharing! emoticon

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WILSON1926 11/28/2012 6:32AM

    emoticon emoticon

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WHISPERINGPINE9 11/28/2012 6:28AM

    emoticon for sharing

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