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    Popular cereal is a drug, US food watchdog says

    A list of drugs, folks:

    Wellbutrin
    Viagara
    Xanax
    Thorazine
    Cheerios.......

    Wait!!!! Cheerios? The cereal? Yup. According to the FDA, Cheerios is a drug because Cheerios markets the cereal as a healthy choice that helps reduce cholesterol. Therefore it must be regulated.

    Is it just me, or does anybody else believe that the government has taken stupidity to heights never before imagined in their wildest hallucinations?

    BREAKING NEWS: The government is about to declare pornography a drug because it gives us guys erections.

    Doctor: "Never mind the Viagara. Here is a package with some very potent drugs in it. Take one Marilyn Chambers movie every night before bed time, and one playboy at any time you feel the urge but can't get it up. That will be $45.00 for the office visit and $600.00 for the porn....err, I mean medicine."

    On the way home, the patient runs a red light. He tells the police officer that it was just an accident. It seems that the stick shift in his pants stuck, forcing his leg down on the gas pedal. The cop sees the porn in the passenger seat and arrests him for driving under the influence of drugs.

    Yea, I know, I know, my story is stupid, but come on folks, it is not even 2% as stupid as the Federal government wanting to classify a cereal as a drug, is it?

    Want to know what the most dangerous drug in the United States is? It is big government. It replaces heroin as the biggest monkey on peoples' backs.

    Article is here.
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    Re: Popular cereal is a drug, US food watchdog says

    I really thought this was an "The Onion" article lol.

    It would be hilarious if it wasn't true.

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    Re: Popular cereal is a drug, US food watchdog says

    I just read the article and all I can say is....



    The stupidity of people in power never ceases to amaze me.
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    Re: Popular cereal is a drug, US food watchdog says

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    A list of drugs, folks:

    Wellbutrin
    Viagara
    Xanax
    Thorazine
    Cheerios.......

    Wait!!!! Cheerios? The cereal? Yup. According to the FDA, Cheerios is a drug because Cheerios markets the cereal as a healthy choice that helps reduce cholesterol. Therefore it must be regulated.

    Is it just me, or does anybody else believe that the government has taken stupidity to heights never before imagined in their wildest hallucinations?

    BREAKING NEWS: The government is about to declare pornography a drug because it gives us guys erections.

    Doctor: "Never mind the Viagara. Here is a package with some very potent drugs in it. Take one Marilyn Chambers movie every night before bed time, and one playboy at any time you feel the urge but can't get it up. That will be $45.00 for the office visit and $600.00 for the porn....err, I mean medicine."

    On the way home, the patient runs a red light. He tells the police officer that it was just an accident. It seems that the stick shift in his pants stuck, forcing his leg down on the gas pedal. The cop sees the porn in the passenger seat and arrests him for driving under the influence of drugs.

    Yea, I know, I know, my story is stupid, but come on folks, it is not even 2% as stupid as the Federal government wanting to classify a cereal as a drug, is it?

    Want to know what the most dangerous drug in the United States is? It is big government. It replaces heroin as the biggest monkey on peoples' backs.

    Article is here.
    The government is strung out on stupidity. Hopefully they don't OD.

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    Re: Popular cereal is a drug, US food watchdog says

    As I see it, we hardly even need the FDA at all. The private sector can do everything the FDA does much more efficiently. The only legitimate reason I can see for its existence is to A) investigate claims of harmful/fraudulent/quack products, and B) require things be labeled in certain ways.

    The FDA does *not* need to be in the business of regulating drugs (and certainly not breakfast cereals). Private watchdog groups can do that just as well, without stalling for years on promising treatments and allowing thousands of people to die. All substances should be "use at your own risk."

    If they didn't have such stringent guidelines as to what constitute a "drug" in the first place, they wouldn't be in the ridiculous position of claiming Cheerios is a drug.
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    Re: Popular cereal is a drug, US food watchdog says

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    As I see it, we hardly even need the FDA at all. The private sector can do everything the FDA does much more efficiently. The only legitimate reason I can see for its existence is to A) investigate claims of harmful/fraudulent/quack products, and B) require things be labeled in certain ways.

    The FDA does *not* need to be in the business of regulating drugs (and certainly not breakfast cereals). Private watchdog groups can do that just as well, without stalling for years on promising treatments and allowing thousands of people to die. All substances should be "use at your own risk."

    If they didn't have such stringent guidelines as to what constitute a "drug" in the first place, they wouldn't be in the ridiculous position of claiming Cheerios is a drug.
    Although the FDA needs serious reforms, it is absolutely necessary. If anything it needs to be expanded so that all the infomercials hocking poison don't have free reign to stuff whatever they want into a bottle so long as they put a notice saying that their penis pills and diet pills 'are not intended to treat or diagnose any illness.' The public has no idea what to make of medication, its safety, or its efficacy. There needs to be strong oversight, and I don't think that private groups can provide it. It's the same problem that was partially responsible for the econopocalypse. Financial instruments were rated by private entities, and those entities were responsible for overseeing their customers. As a result, a lot of worthless junk was rated AAA. The pharmaceutical industry already has too much power over their own overseers in the form of an immensely strong lobby. If these companies were actually paying the organizations charged with regulating them, particularly in an area where the public is completely dependent on the word of apparent experts, I don't think the system would work at all

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    Re: Popular cereal is a drug, US food watchdog says

    What about the cereal thats "magically delicious"?



    Thank you

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    Re: Popular cereal is a drug, US food watchdog says

    Quote Originally Posted by akyron View Post
    What about the cereal thats "magically delicious"?



    Nah, that's not a drug. It's loaded with sugar that kills you. It won't be regulated. LOL.
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    Re: Popular cereal is a drug, US food watchdog says

    Quote Originally Posted by akyron View Post
    What about the cereal thats "magically delicious"?



    Any cereal that makes you see a leprechaun while you eat it should be regulated

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    Re: Popular cereal is a drug, US food watchdog says

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Any cereal that makes you see a leprechaun while you eat it should be regulated
    By regulated you mean given to me. I need that... give it to me... myyyy preeccciiiouussss
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