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Pepsi owns Quaker Oats

Pepsi owns Quaker Oats

Just about everyday I get an offer from online diet programs or supplements to become an affiliate on http://www.myfatspouse.com.

Getting with the right affiliate pays much better than text ads. But having an affiliate places this site in the position of being an advocate of certain product(s). None of the affiliate offers I have received are from companies that I agree that strongly with.

I know that unsavory text ads show up, but somehow becoming an affiliate with them feels like a stamp of approval for their products where as text ads don’t. Albeit text ads pay a paltry amount.

I certainly wouldn’t accept any kind of direct compensation from a fast food company or a processed food giant, like Pepsi!

Huh…Pepsi? What about Pepsi?

Ask Mopie of the www.bfdblog.com. She recently accepted an expense paid trip to Chicago for special bloggers, promoted by Quaker Oats.

Big Oat Deal

You see a few years ago Quaker Oats was purchased and is owned by Pepsico. Not because Pepsi digs oats. Quaker Oats happened to manufacture Gatorade.

Coca Cola has spent billions over the years trying to compete with Gatorade with their product “Poweraid”, with pitiful success. Pepsi decided that an easier route would be just to buy Quaker Oats instead. I can’t imagine Pepsi would own an oatmeal company any other way.

I don’t have to tell you that Pepsico is a HUGE food company that has made a fortune off of High Fructose Corn Syrup sweetened water. Oh yes and through Frito Lay they make all you favorite Chips like Cheetos, Doritos, and Lays, just to name a few.

But the fun doesn’t end there. Pepsi founded and spun off YUM foods, which owns Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and Long John Silvers. They still have a relationship with these places. Try getting a Coke product at one of these joints.

So much for the big bad diet industry conspiracy. For the record the “diet industry” that FA complains about, reaped 35 billion dollars in sales in 2005. While Pepsico made nearly 33 billion, the same year.

Talk about a big fat hypocrite!

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According to an Sarcastic Antifat Acceptance Blogger

Anorexia: A very common condition that results in the deaths of MILLIONS of women each year. The primary cause is skinny models, and Hollywood waifs.

Bing Eating: A term that is used to describe a non existent condition.

Comment Section: A section of a blog where adherents post loud praise for the fat acceptance blog author’s post .

Dan Savage: The most evil man alive!

Diet: An extreme form of calorie restriction that occasionally results in temporary weight loss. This activity poses a high risk or causing anorexia.

Diet Industry: An evil Cabal of Jews, Trilaterialists, and late night infomercial advertisers who are attempting to dominate the world through manipulating health studies to encourage the sale of hoodia, and frozen meal entrees.

Douchehound: An intellectual term that Kate Harding uses to describe those who she particularly disagrees with.

Exercise: Strenuous physical activity, often engaged in by fat acceptance types, for example: playing with Cats. However, exercise has not been shown to result in weight loss. In fact many Fat Acceptance adherents exercised 2 hours a day with no results while eating nothing but lettuce, and found that no weight loss occurred.

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DNA Fat Gene

Everyone has heard about the obesity gene. The old hotness was the FTO gene. Now the new hotness, thanks to a collaboration between 77 institutions from the UK, USA, France, Germany, Italy, Finland and Sweden, has discovered the MC4R gene.

New DNA Variants Found That Can Help To Pile On The Pounds

According to this article,

The variants map close to a gene called MC4R: mutations in this gene are the most common genetic cause of severe familial obesity.

So, how much weight on average does this gene “pack” on you? Oh…about 3.3 pounds , but when combined with the “old” obesity gene we are talking a whopping 8.5 pounds. Oh my! I never realized that the folks in the electric carts at Wal-Mart were only 8.5 lbs overweight!

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fat acceptance censorshipWhen I speak about Fat Acceptance I can not pretend that I am speaking for each and every person who takes “Health At Every Size” to heart. I am sure there are exceptions. Discussions about Fat Acceptance have to be done in general terms. My generalizations come from my years of reading fat acceptance blogs, and the experiences of others who had the misfortune of dealing with this angry internet mob. Anyone who has had an intellectual “run in” with fat bloggers will tell you that they absolutely positively can not tolerate differing opinions.

On their own turf, the FA blogs, the thought police are always on patrol, in a fashion that Stalin would be proud of. It begins with name calling and public humiliation. Kate Harding is an expert at creating new derivatives of foul words to insult those that would dare to disagree with her. Her favorites seem to be “Fucktard” and “douchehound“. Wow, how creative, I see she is putting her graduate degree to good use. After the public verbal thrashing she bans them. Fat bloggers have no use for someone that might have an independent thought once in a while. The comment sections are for loud “AMENS” only. Please look at Kate Harding’s rules for comments, this has to be the most Byzantine set of rules for blog comments EVER!

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