Official State Microbe, Fifty Years and No Sign of E.T., Food Stamps Cause Obesity

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  1. Juan O'Malley says:

    Why are we spending so much time listening for signs of intelligent life in outer space? We should use those resources to develop intelligent life right here on Earth.

  2. Tom H. says:

    Stephen Hawkings say we should keep quiet and hope the aliens don’t notice us.

  3. Virginia says:

    Food stamps: It’s interesting that people tend to spend all of their food stamps within a week of receiving them. The article suggests that they get so hungry (because they run out of money) that they binge when they get their monthly stipend.

    Might it be the old “If I have money in the bank, I’m going to spend it” mentality? I realize that a certain percentage of people that are on food stamps are on them due to financial hardship, but I think a good portion just aren’t good at balancing today’s needs with tomorrow’s.

    Which begs the question, why do we spend so much time teaching high school kids about earth science or chemistry and not about how to balance a checkbook? I agree that science is important, but I think the government’s omission of real-world survival skills is telling.

    And, I also think it’s really ironic that a government policy is creating obesity.

  4. Bruce says:

    Don’t you think the Indians are getting overly sensitive about their DNA?

  5. Stephen C. says:

    The White House needs an official microbe. Say e- coli, or something else fitting.

  6. Tom says:

    I hunted down the paper of the food stamp-obesity link if anyone is interested.

  7. Devon Herrick says:

    At the White House Health Summit, Senator Coburn (R-OK) stated that Food Stamps are a leading causes of diabetes.

  8. Ken says:

    The problem with poor people in America is not starvation, it is obesity.

  9. Larry C. says:

    Bill Clinton probably thinks there is nothing wrong with being on food stamps.