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(Salon)   Liberals more outraged at the sinfulness of sugar than John Lithgow ranting about dancing and Kevin Bacon's tight buns   (salon.com ) divider line
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-08-25 09:59:35 AM  
Or just fill an industrial dumpster with Skittles.

That would be an awesome birthday present. Hint hint.
 
2014-08-25 10:12:21 AM  
Actually, I'm more upset about the protectionist subsidies we give to Big Sugar.
 
2014-08-25 10:25:15 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Actually, I'm more upset about the protectionist subsidies we give to Big Sugar.


encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
*snert*
We can release an album of our beer-farts and STILL get a cheque from Can-Con!
 
2014-08-25 10:27:09 AM  
9 shocking facts you need to know about sugar
The numbers behind America's sweetest addiction will blow your mind
Larry Schwartz, AlterNet


[Number] [hyperbolic adjective] things pertaining to [mundane thing]

With a "blow your mind" subtitle for added stupidity.

This man has been to my favorite website school.
 
2014-08-25 10:28:24 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Actually, I'm more upset about the protectionist subsidies we give to Big Sugar.


I thought it was corn that has the subsidies, while sugar gets sky-high tariffs. Since we pay three times the world price for sugar, that's why high fructose corn syrup gets stuck in everything.

/though the tariff is definitely protectionist, and very very stupid.
 
2014-08-25 10:31:48 AM  

Snarfangel: I thought it was corn that has the subsidies, while sugar gets sky-high tariffs.


Yeah. You're technically correct: the best kind of correct.

/Tariffs are just subsidies by another mechanism.
 
2014-08-25 10:40:43 AM  

Snarfangel: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Actually, I'm more upset about the protectionist subsidies we give to Big Sugar.

I thought it was corn that has the subsidies, while sugar gets sky-high tariffs. Since we pay three times the world price for sugar, that's why high fructose corn syrup gets stuck in everything.

/though the tariff is definitely protectionist, and very very stupid.


Yep. We produce way more corn than we know what to do with, but we have strict trade protections in place for sugar. In fact, my glorious state of Louisiana was instrumental in getting a big old exception carved out of NAFTA just to protect the Louisiana cane sugar industry from going under from sugar pouring in from Mexico. But corn? Good lord, Iowa has the rest of the country by the balls when it comes to protecting corn subsidies and ethanol (modern day snake oil).
 
2014-08-25 10:44:02 AM  
First you get the sugar, then you get the money, then you get the power...then you get the *women*...
 
2014-08-25 10:48:16 AM  
This "You Shouldn't Consume Mass Quantities of [Blank]" will shock you! Big [blank] hates this!
 
2014-08-25 10:48:17 AM  

UberDave: First you get the sugar, then you get the money, then you get the power...then you get the *women*...


And after you get the women, you lose your power, then your money, and finally the sugar.
 
2014-08-25 10:57:11 AM  
I am not that upset about sugar (although I do wish we would stop subsidizing sweeteners), but why would I be at all upset about an actor pretending to be a minister who's upset about dancing?
 
2014-08-25 12:43:47 PM  
It's white, what more do you need to know?
 
2014-08-25 12:44:10 PM  
1,767,900 Skittles

I'm glad we had this talk, Salon.
 
2014-08-25 12:46:01 PM  

DeaH: I am not that upset about sugar


liar

it's right there in the headline
 
2014-08-25 12:46:45 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Actually, I'm more upset about the protectionist subsidies we give to Big Sugar.


Don't we also pay other countries money to help their sugar industry because of our protectionism?

Or is that for cotton?

The ag industry is all sorts of farked up.   Nutritional guidelines vs subsidies don't help.
www.nutrition-basics.com
 
2014-08-25 12:50:50 PM  
Liberals are outraged at the sinfulness of sugar? Calm down subby, not everything is a political pissing match. Why is this even in the politics sub anyway?
 
2014-08-25 12:51:39 PM  
 
2014-08-25 12:52:07 PM  
I'm less outraged about the sinfulness and more concerned about the application of the sugar.

/Subby sounds fat

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-25 12:52:16 PM  
I dont drink soda but I do drink a lot of beer. Is the sugar in beer as bad for you as soda?
 
2014-08-25 12:53:12 PM  

Nabb1: Snarfangel: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Actually, I'm more upset about the protectionist subsidies we give to Big Sugar.

I thought it was corn that has the subsidies, while sugar gets sky-high tariffs. Since we pay three times the world price for sugar, that's why high fructose corn syrup gets stuck in everything.

/though the tariff is definitely protectionist, and very very stupid.

Yep. We produce way more corn than we know what to do with, but we have strict trade protections in place for sugar. In fact, my glorious state of Louisiana was instrumental in getting a big old exception carved out of NAFTA just to protect the Louisiana cane sugar industry from going under from sugar pouring in from Mexico. But corn? Good lord, Iowa has the rest of the country by the balls when it comes to protecting corn subsidies and ethanol (modern day snake oil).


The ethanol should be coming from the sugar cane, like in Brazil.  farking stupid to make it from corn.
 
2014-08-25 12:53:49 PM  

How did an article about sugar consumption end up on the Politics tab?

 
2014-08-25 12:57:03 PM  

vernonFL: I dont drink soda but I do drink a lot of beer. Is the sugar in beer as bad for you as soda?


The typical beer has zero sugars, so I am going to go with, "No."

Is that the joke?
 
2014-08-25 12:58:25 PM  

vernonFL: I dont drink soda but I do drink a lot of beer. Is the sugar in beer as bad for you as soda?



There's no sugar in beer.  It's all consumed by the yeast.
 
2014-08-25 12:58:31 PM  

FormlessOne: How did an article about sugar consumption end up on the Politics tab?



They put sugar in everything nowadays.
 
2014-08-25 01:04:27 PM  
Thanks, i didnt know the yeast ate *all* the sugar, i thought there was some left over.

So the carbs that are a beer like Guinness are from the malt?
 
2014-08-25 01:06:46 PM  

FormlessOne: How did an article about sugar consumption end up on the Politics tab?


I expect that kind of question from your side.
 
2014-08-25 01:10:36 PM  
I'm Horatio Cane [sic]

*puts on sunglasses*

And I'm Able...

YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

Fruc tose guys
 
2014-08-25 01:14:17 PM  

foo monkey: vernonFL: I dont drink soda but I do drink a lot of beer. Is the sugar in beer as bad for you as soda?


There's no sugar in beer.  It's all consumed by the yeast.



Not sure if serious


THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS CORN SUGAR

www.northernbrewer.com
 
2014-08-25 01:19:58 PM  
I'm sure we eat a lot more sugar now than in 1822, but overstating the case doesn't help. I suspect "To put that in perspective, in 1822 we consumed on average 45 grams every five days" is overstating it. 45 grams every 5 days? They've got to be omitting natural sugars or something.
 
2014-08-25 01:23:33 PM  

vernonFL: So the carbs that are a beer like Guinness are from the malt?


Fark is not your personal alchemy site
 
2014-08-25 01:23:58 PM  

img.photobucket.com

I'll show those got-damned liberals.

 
2014-08-25 01:26:37 PM  

FormlessOne: How did an article about sugar consumption end up on the Politics tab?


Because Libs suck.
 
2014-08-25 01:28:38 PM  
Not one pic of buns :(
 
2014-08-25 01:30:26 PM  

FormlessOne: How did an article about sugar consumption end up on the Politics tab?


i.minus.com
 
2014-08-25 01:31:55 PM  

vernonFL: I dont drink soda but I do drink a lot of beer. Is the sugar in beer as bad for you as soda?


There can be bad beers. But beer itself is never bad. Now go in a corner and think about what you have done.
 
2014-08-25 01:37:28 PM  
Hey, no problem. Let all the West Virginia/redneck folks I see eat as much sugar as they like. Then we all pick up the tab for their health problems.
 
2014-08-25 01:41:05 PM  

vernonFL: Thanks, i didnt know the yeast ate *all* the sugar, i thought there was some left over.

So the carbs that are a beer like Guinness are from the malt?


No there is usually sugar left over from fermentation.    The yeast will eat sugar happily until their byproduct (ethinol) gets to the point of toxisity (depends upon the yeast strain, can be 5% abv or up to 15% abv).  At that point the yeast die/go into dormancy.  Usually brewers give more sugars than is needed to get to the desired alcohol level because it tastes good though I suspect the low carb beers are nearing a perfect balance which make them taste like nothing.  The usual sugar used in beer brewing is maltose though other sugars can be added unless you are german.
 
2014-08-25 01:49:43 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Actually, I'm more upset about the protectionist subsidies we give to Big Sugar.


Cheap sugar is a major part of the problem.
 
2014-08-25 01:54:13 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: [img.photobucket.com image 503x612]I'll show those got-damned liberals.


Thank god for tip assist

/Sketti wrasslin'
 
2014-08-25 01:54:54 PM  

Saiga410: foo monkey: vernonFL: I dont drink soda but I do drink a lot of beer. Is the sugar in beer as bad for you as soda?


There's no sugar in beer.  It's all consumed by the yeast.


Not sure if serious


THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS CORN SUGAR

[www.northernbrewer.com image 800x600]


DME gives better bubble.
 
2014-08-25 02:08:19 PM  
Unlike sin the repercussions aren't imaginary.
 
2014-08-25 02:13:52 PM  

foo monkey: vernonFL: I dont drink soda but I do drink a lot of beer. Is the sugar in beer as bad for you as soda?


There's no sugar in beer.  It's all consumed by the yeast.


There's plenty of sugars in beer, it's just not sucrose.  The amount of sugars left over in a fermented beverage depends on how resistant the yeast is to the alcohol its producing.  The strains used in beer typically die off around 5% alcohol concentration, and that can leave behind plenty of undigested sugars.  Many beers are quite sweet.
 
2014-08-25 02:19:43 PM  
That's a terribly written list of repetitive bullet points whose only saving grace was that it wasn't put into a slideshow.
 
2014-08-25 03:01:14 PM  
I'd love if people would stop telling me what to and what not to eat or drink. I know there's healthcare involved, etcetera, but I should be able to enjoy a Cherry Coke now and then without some hack from Alternet nattering at me that it's bad for me. Yeah, I know it's bad for me but I like it. Give it a rest already. If I didn't know any better, I'd think this was an article written by Bloomberg.
 
2014-08-25 03:26:54 PM  

VoodooTaco: I'm less outraged about the sinfulness and more concerned about the application of the sugar.

/Subby sounds fat

[img.fark.net image 646x606]


The Bible Belt may need to add some new notches.

/THANK YOU!!
 
2014-08-25 03:40:04 PM  
So, wait, is subby saying Liberals should be outraged at the antics of John Lithgow?
 
2014-08-25 04:01:56 PM  
To get enough sugar humanity was willing to cross oceans in small wooden boats, enslave entire peoples and force them to work to death under brutal conditions. Somehow I don't think we're going to cut back on sugar consumption because it's bad for us.
 
2014-08-25 04:04:59 PM  
Saiga410:
No there is usually sugar left over from fermentation.    The yeast will eat sugar happily until their byproduct (ethinol) gets to the point of toxisity (depends upon the yeast strain, can be 5% abv or up to 15% abv).

Trivia comment: It can go to 25%+ if you manage to develop a super alcohol tolerant yeast strain like Sam Adams did for a couple very overpriced beers. No freezing is done for these beers like it is for some super high abv offerings from Brewdog and others.
 
2014-08-25 04:29:38 PM  

neversubmit: Not one pic of buns :(


img.fark.net
 
2014-08-25 04:40:23 PM  
What are you suggesting, that the food industry is a corporate congolmerate that has carefully crafted ways of producing food that is physically addictive, thanks to its core reliance on sugar, salt and fat, and has absurdly long shelf lives, thanks to all of the other glopy you really don't want to know about, so that they can maximize profit at the cost of the health of their customers?  That they use weasel words like "snackability" and "craveability" to tiptoe around the word "addiction"?  That they say, on the one hand, that talk of addiction is ridiculous, and on the other, that people should be free to make their own choices about their lives?

And then lobby for massive government subsidies, essentially forced donations from taxpayers to help them continue and expand this policy?

What are you, paranoid?
 
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