I do agree with the comments about smaller packaging for more money. But as far as down sizing the candy bars, I think it a great idea. I read an article a couple years back in a health magazine and it compared the average serving size for candy bars, hot dogs, soda, etc. from the US to some European countries. On average the US serving size was almost 3x as large as its European counterpart. Do I personally think that it will work in thwarting this countries out of control obesity? NO! Smaller sizes mean that we can eat 2 or 3 to get our same fix. The bottom line is that as human beings we are weak and lack self control, whether its food, smoking, drinking, name your vice. We always tend to over indulge. The cigarette industry has done it with their 72's line...they are marketed as the break time cigarette. smaller so you can smoke them faster...smoke faster buy more!
As for buying bulk produce, the wholesale stores are great for that, I get huge bags of spinach and other greens in mass quantities. For a fair price.
Im not a big chocolate person, well thats not true...i just dont keep chocolate in my home because i know i will eat it, when relaxing. Is it ok to have a candy bar once in a great while, of course, it can take us back in time to when we spent a dime on a candy bar vs. the $2 we just spent View Thread
You do make some good points...but webmd fear mongering? That seems a bit extreme, they just raised a question to get opinions.
Just an FYI if there is government sponsered health care, there would just be more of the free clinics. Talk to someone who lives in Canada, they have to wait a long time before they can get in and see a doctor. So even if the government offers some form of health care, i think the lines will be inevitable.View Thread
TWO WORDS: Public Defender. People have been corrupt for as long as people have been walking the earth. It is never going to stop. If you look at the dynamic of most prison systems in this country you will probably find that most of them are filled with people who are from a lower socio-economic status. While people with more wealth, seem to get away with more. I would say it is due to the amount of money they can spend on their defense. A good lawyer can work the system and give you a better shot to be set free. So if all things were equal and they had the same defense opportunities, they could potentially get away with more. But give them a public defender who doesnt have the clout or the resources that a high powered attorney might have and you will find that more "rich/wealthy" folks would get found guilty.
As for the caste system that america doesnt believe in. Why do i constantly hear our public officials say we need a strong middle class? We need a strong working class, they are the ones who keep this country running. So beleive what you want, there will always be some form of caste system in our country. Unless we keep going down this path we have been traveling for the past 30 or so years...then it will be the haves and have nots.View Thread
The the beauty of our country..its my vote and i can with hold it if i choose...Id rather not vote, then be forced to vote for an IDIOT, current or otherwise. I want someone who isnt going to keep borrowing from social security, like it is some trust fund. I pay into it every week and it keeps going up and I am well aware that i will never see a nickel of the money i paid into it...at my current rate i may get $25 a month, by that time i might be able to buy a gallon of gas.View Thread