Remember Back In The Day & Fructose

Pepsi Deposit Bottles
(Warning, the following post weirdly isn’t sure if it’s about green politics, recycling or man made sugars.)

Back in the day, before the anti-capitolists hijacked the movement (they call it green now), we actually did recycling. Almost everybody participated. Do you remember? One of my first jobs (1978?) was sorting a nearly continuious flow of bottles at the Little Farm Market in West Carrolton Ohio.

Photo’s of historic Woodies Market and Little Farm Market:
Rusty Cans Feb 2011

I remember, you could recycle metal, newspapers, oil, about anything. We paid our dues to the local boyscout club by collecting paper for recycling. Maybe it was 200lbs every 3 months or something similar. Been going on a long time hasn’t it?

1978 was before HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup). That product started to be pumped into america’s diet in the middle 80’s. According to Wiki’s High Fructose Corn Syrup page “Soft drink makers such as Coca-cola and Pepsi use sugar in other nations, but switched to HFCS in the U.S. and Canada in 1984.” I don’t remember so many people having diabetes back in the day before High Fructose Corn Syrup.

According to many, including – “However, fructose does not stimulate insulin secretion or require insulin to be transported into cells, as do other carbohydrates.”

According to the Wiki page, Type II Diabetes “is a metabolic disorder that is characterized by high blood glucose in the context of insulin resistance and relative insulin deficiency.”

I try to keep beverages and other products that use HFCS out of my diet. There are many claims that Diabetes has risen in lock step with the increased use and consumption of High Fructose Corn Syrup. I like being able to enjoy real sweets and real sugars too much to risk becoming a diabetic over soda pop. I’ll have water please.


Too Stupid to be Entrusted With Children

In our society there is a certain segment of brain damaged individuals who think they need to exert command and control over everything. Apparently there are 49 states that won’t even allow a child to bring or apply sunscreen at school without a doctors note. There is no excuse for this insanity. I think perhaps our money would be better spent building jail cells for those that think they “should” be able to control others in this way. The science of sunburn is well established. What you do to protect yourself is not dangerous nor does it involve any precription or abuse prone substances. Being upset about something isn’t enough. We need to push this variety of thoughtless individual out of decision making positions and care of America’s children. Individuals that think we need to treat basic skin care and hygene products like dangerous drugs shouldn’t be in charge of anything. Accept no excuses.

Listen to chief excuse maker Don Voelpel Director, Public Information (Contact: 253.571.1015) of the Tacoma School District below, he’ll explain why their rules trump federal recommendations, doctors and your own care decisions for your children.

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And local Channel 9 WCPO Tacoma Washington:

ABC news in a report titled “School Sunscreen Ban Leaves Student Severely Sunburned” awkwardly cuts these criminals some slack by stating “Sunscreens are regulated by the FDA as an over the counter drug.” What is totally pathetic about this nonsense is the FDA also regulate bananas, tacos and Band-Aids. Sunscreen, bananas tacos and Band-Aid’s are all items your child of any age can freely purchase and use. We’ve decided as a society that these are harmless over the counter items that do not need a prescription. Yet in our public schools wacko alarmists have seen fit to neuter your child’s ability to protect his own skin and health from even the most simple of environmental threats requiring a doctors note (prescription). All those involved in enforcing these hurtful pseudo “good for us” laws and rules in any way – Shame on you!

WIVB News Report about doctors note requirement:

This is my year of “Do Something About It”.

Here is the contact information for the perps in this story:
Don Voelpel Director, Public Information Published Phone Number 253.571.1015

Tacoma Public Schools K-12
Central Administration Building
P.O. Box 1357
Tacoma, WA 98401-1357
Email Superintendent Arthur O. Jarvis, Ed.D.,
Email Superintendent-Elect (Interim) Carla Santorno,

Point Defiance Elementary School
4330 N. Visscher St.
Tacoma, WA 98407
253.571.6900 (Phone)
253.571.6922 (Fax)
Principal: Olga Lay

Contact Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire
Tacoma Washington City Counsel

Abused children: Violet 11, Zoe 9. Mother Jesse Michener
Jessie Mitchners Blog
Email Mayor Marilyn Strickland:
Email Tacoma deputy Mayor Joe Lonergan:

My name is Dave Thacker, and I’m doing something about it.