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Lacuna
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: the Asylum ghetto
Insane since: Oct 2002

posted posted 05-15-2003 03:58

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i don't get why people do stuff like this.....
oreo's aren't supposed to be 'healthy'...that's why they taste so good! the same goes for mcdonalds...
whatever happened to being responisble for your own actions?? is there someone going around forcing people to stuff their faces with oreos and micky D's???? and smoke for that matter?? i mean, damn, at what point did these people think any of this was 'good' for you???
i just don't get it.....

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iconoclast
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: SM Megamall
Insane since: May 2003

posted posted 05-15-2003 04:09

money maybe

"...I'd like to think that I'm normal"

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 05-15-2003 05:18

*points and laughs*

So... if thats true i should sue Nax for eating oreos on his web cam resulting in me eating em un-healthy foodz.

mm... 2 nights ago? I still have a couple left...



ooh.. FYI. those purple filled ones tast like chalk. baaad doobie.

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[This message has been edited by eyezaer (edited 05-15-2003).]

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 05-15-2003 09:10

They have purple-filled Oreos?

bodhi23
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greensboro, NC USA
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 05-15-2003 17:39

They have all kinds of different color filled oreos these days. Marketing has caught up to the food magnates. Kids in particular really go for the colored stuff. The problem is, not enough people worry about what's in the prepared foods they're eating until after they've eaten them, and then someone finds out that what they made it out of wasn't any good for you. It's scary actually.

However, I don't think that all of the blame should go on the food companies - if a consumer is that concerned about their health, that consumer should be paying more attention to what they put in their bodies. Consumers have the buying power. If enough people refuse to buy food filled with crap, maybe the people producing the food will get the message.

Iconoclast has it right - cases like this are all about the money you can get. If you can convince a food company to settle a suit for a few grand, why not? I mean, think again about the woman who put her McD's coffee between her knees and ended up winning a million $$ lawsuit because she spilled it while driving.

I bet in 10 years, we find out that the tooth whitening stuff on the market now dissolves your tooth enamel, causing faster tooth decay. I wonder how many lawsuits we'll see on that one!

Bodhi - Cell 617

[This message has been edited by bodhi23 (edited 05-15-2003).]

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 05-15-2003 18:42

It's a very simple matter - every prepared food has a list of ingredients on it.
Don't know what one of them is? Go look it up.

Not to mention....trans-fatty acids have been a concern for many people for well over a decade now. They've had al kinds of special margarines put out that don't contain them.
It's not a matter that has been left unaddressed.....

Like everything else seems to be these days, it's a big load of crap by another filthy greedy lawyer....



mobrul
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 05-15-2003 18:45

While I don't want to disagree with the idea that people should take responsibility for him/herself and actions, I do want to point out that the gentleman dropped the case 'because it got the publicity of the issue [he] was looking for.'
Maybe there was some, even if misplaced, altruistic motive here...

Lacuna
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: the Asylum ghetto
Insane since: Oct 2002

posted posted 05-15-2003 20:05

mobrul: yeah... i would agree with that...but still... people who eat oreos aren't doing so for their nutritional value!
i can say for *me* at this point in my life...i'm really not concerned with who's putting what in my food. i'm quite happy being a sheep. the things that are good for us now..will be causing cancer in 10 years....by which time i could be a vegitarian (sp?).

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Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 05-16-2003 21:07

Non-meat foods can have just as much partially hydrogenated fats as anything else. About 40% of the foods you see on the grocery shelves have them. It increases shelf life which is the main reason for using that type of fat.

mobrul, you beat me to it. When I first heard of the lawsuit I reacted just like DL-44 and assumed it was another greedy scam. But I heard the guy who brought the suit on a radio interview two nights ago and became convinced he did this to bring the awareness of trans fat to a national level. Regardless of what I think about his tactics, I cannot deny his mission was accomplished. I'm sure he's quite satisfied at this point.

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DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 05-16-2003 21:48

I guess I just don't understand because I thought that this was a well known issue already....

Fig
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Houston, TX, USA
Insane since: Apr 2000

posted posted 05-17-2003 00:09

the suit has already been dropped actually, when the lawyer found out that nabisco was already looking at ways to reduce trans fat and has reduced fat oreos.

chris


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jstuartj
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Mpls, MN
Insane since: Dec 2000

posted posted 05-17-2003 00:30

"They can have my Oreos when they pry them from my cold dead hand."

J. Stuart J.


DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 05-17-2003 01:06

Sanzen
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Raleigh, NC
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 05-17-2003 03:10

Oreos(x) + Milk(y) = Yummy

where x is only a positive whole number. and Y is no greater than 2%

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 05-17-2003 04:53

I've said it before and I'll elaborate on it now.

An Oreo is like two very tasty cookies making love.


trib
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Den Haag, Netherlands
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 05-17-2003 13:35

One of the nicest fast food experiences I ever had in California ... Benny's serve Oreo Cream Pie as a desert ... and you can get takeaway portions !!!

Arrgh ... I can feel the pounds coming on just thinking about it ...


Bug-free software only exisits in two places
A programmer's mind and a salesman's lips

Yannah
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: In your Hard Drive; C:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 05-19-2003 00:45

oreo, doesn't actually think for your own choice, why does it? money? they've gotta be kidding.

Advice for Oreo Comp.
sue them back!

norm
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: [s]underwater[/s] under-snow in Juneau
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 05-19-2003 01:41

Suho1004:

I too, am shocked at purple Oreos. They must be geneticly engineered mutant Oreos.

This is very frightening....anything that can turn milk blue is evil.

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 05-19-2003 02:39

Don't be fooled into thinking that cream starts as anything as natural as milk.

bodhi23
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greensboro, NC USA
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 05-19-2003 15:01

It's all food coloring anyway - the flavors are also artificial. But I believe Lacuna said:

quote:
but still... people who eat oreos aren't doing so for their nutritional value!


It's so true... colored food makers market strictly to kids, who thoroughly enjoy anything that changes colors... and remember, you're only as old as you act...


Bodhi - Cell 617

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