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Awesome Lady Gaga Parody Takes Net By Storm

Ok, I suppose that *almost* everybody in the western world has heard at least part of Lady Gaga’s hit song, “Bad Romance” at least once by now.  Well, Youtube personality ShawnCorytube is quickly changing the image that people think of when they hear that tune.

Featured recently on Watching Bad Videos (so you don’t have to), the youtube video reviews show, “Fat Romance” is a hilarious parody of Lady Gaga’s hit that gives the viewer plenty to remember.  In fact, it’s safe to say that once you’ve seen this video, you will have a VERY hard time getting it’s imagery out of your mind.

If you don’t believe me check out the video below and then be sure to click here and subscribe to ShawnCorytube because you’re not going to want to miss the next thing that comes out of the mind that created “Fat Romance”!

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When You’ve Got Nothing Else

What do you do when there’s nothing else in the house?  You make a great big honkin pot of beans.

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Gaining Weight

Among the many things I’ve been doing lately is gaining weight.  In fact I’ve been doing a lot of that.  It’s something that happens when you make the mistake of using food to treat how you feel.  How much have I gained?  Well, lets just say that you don’t want me falling on you anytime soon and leave it at that eh?

I’ve always been something of a “Carboholic”.  Most of the foods I really enjoy the most are on the list of things that people who have a weight problem really should stay away from: Pasta, breads, assorted “goodies” and so on.  I’ve actually looked at trying to figure out which are the best weight loss supplements that don’t cost an arm and a leg just to try to give myself a jump start at losing some of this tonnage.

Fortunately for me, I don’t normally tend to keep up such dietary nonsense like this for very long at a time.  Then again, I’ve never been in this type of situation either.

They say time heals all wounds.  What “they” don’t say however is anything that gives a clue about how much time.

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More Contaminated Formula

Recently I wrote about discoveries of Melamine and a related compound, cyanuric acid, that had been found in US produced baby formula.  Now there’s a (FINALLY!) growing concern over the issue.

Another recent news story also revealed more details about the formulas in which trace amounds of melamine and / or cyanuric acid have been found.

Michael’s formula is one of two best-selling brands that the Food and Drug Administration said tested positive for trace amounts of either the industrial chemical, melamine or a similar one called cyanuric acid.

They are Mead Johnson’s Enfamil LIPIL with Iron and Nestle’s Good Start Supreme Infant Formula with Iron. Abbott Laboratories, whose brands include Similac, independently reported that it had detected trace levels of melamine in its formula.

The first thing that I have to say about this is that if you’ve got a child that is being fed one of these products it’s a really good idea to give serious thought to switching to something else if it’s at all possible to do so.

This story has also shown once again that the FDA isn’t there for the protection of the public, it’s there for the protection of corporate bottom lines.  Why do I say that?  Well, for one thing, this article states that they *finally* got around to setting an “safe” level of the chemicals at one part per million. 

The problem is that the way the thing reads, they’re not really *sure* if that’s a safe level, they just set it to shut people up who were screaming about it.  Truth is, they don’t know one way or another.  Personally, I think that Consumers Union has the right idea, all formula containing any of this stuff at all needs to be recalled, period.

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Echos Of China?

I’m sure that most of us remember Melamine, it’s the stuff that a couple years ago started showing up in pet foods and then baby foods that originated in China.  Well, Now it’s “detected in samples of top-selling U.S. infant formula”.  What’s really obnoxious is the rest of that statement.. “but federal regulators insist the products are safe. ”

I honestly don’t get this.  I remember when this stuff started showing up in pet foods and baby foods and the source was traced to Chinese manufacturers.  I’m quite certain that if their favorite wines showed up with even the slightest trace of the stuff they’d want to make sure that their local wine of the month club pulled any and all products containing it.

The stuff wasn’t safe two years ago and there’s no reason to assume that it’s safe now.. in any amount.  Especially since the FDA (and presumably nobody else) has been able to determine what, if any, level of Melemine is safe for infants.

Yet, in spite of this, one idiot-in-training said that :

it would be a “dangerous overreaction” for parents to stop feeding infant formula to babies who depend on it.

Another thing that’s really annoying is that they managed to avoid mentioning *which* products were involved until halfway through the article and then it didn’t read like anyone was trying to be informative about it, only that somebody was covering their butt.  Somebody wants to be able to say they gave warning but they’re not interested in saying anything that might affect Corporate Profits:

Nestle’s Good Start Supreme Infant Formula with Iron detected an average of 0.247 parts per million of cyanuric acid, a melamine byproduct.

The FDA tests also detected melamine in two samples of nutritional supplements for very sick children who have trouble digesting regular food. Nestle’s Peptamen Junior medical food showed 0.201 and 0.206 parts per million of melamine while Nestle’s Nutren Junior-Fiber showed 0.16 and 0.184 parts per million.

Personally, I find myself in agreement with a quote by Rep. Bart Stupak, who said:

“If no safe level of melamine has been established for consumption by children, then the FDA should immediately recall any formula that has tested positive for even trace amounts of the contaminant.”

I think that the fact that this hasn’t been given more press and the products recalled is outrageous.  Isn’t it bad enough that Chinese manufacturers are trying to kill us?  Nobody’s interested in allowing the Chinese made stuff to get through and we certainly don’t need to allow this stuff from what is ostensibly our own people.

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