Review: The Karate Kid 1984

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The Karate Kid staring Ralph Macchio and Noriyuki Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi. It is one hell of a film and I am glad to hear that they have cast Jackie Chan as the next instructor for The Karate Kid. Pats performance in all of the Katate Kid films is just fantastic. He portrays a war hero from WWII who won the Medal Of Honor for fighting for the United States against Germany. That is just a bit of his back story. Much much more is explained about him past in successful films, but since this review is about the one film, I will leave here only what is known from the first film.

Cultured Corn Sugar My @$!% Ass!!!!

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Just look at this link: Corduroy Orange » Blog Archive » Corn Sugar Confusion.

Om my gods I can not believe this, they just applied for a damned name change and before they are even given the go ahead they are already using it. I AM ALLERGIC TO HFCS DAMNIT!!!!!!!!!!

Cultured Corn Sugar is actually High Fructose Corn Syrup and let me tell you what it does to me. 4 years ago I quit smoking and felt great. I started to loose weight and my skin was clearing up and then something happened. I started to eat more processed foods and all the sudden I could not stop eating. I was always hungry and CRAVED nicotine. I figured out by process of elimination that it was 2 things in my diet that was being put into everything that I was buying. Those 2 items were HFCS and Dextrose. I don’t care what the flippin corn growers association and their team of well paid off doctors and scientists say that stuff is POISON. There is no way that you are going to convince me otherwise of that fact since you can clearly see that since it is used in everything kids have gotten fatter and people have just been getting dumber. How the hell can you actually learn anything if you are constantly stuffing your face full of the crap that they want you to buy over and over again.

Sly and tricky labels

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I read labels, lots of labels, looking for the potential poison that might enter my food supply. I do not confuse HFCS with regular corn syrup, because regular corn syrup has been a confectionery staple for hundreds of years, for a far longer time than HFCS has been around. You see, the corn growers are finding out that maybe some part of the masses are a bit more clever than the other parts, and have decided it’s time to work their poison into those people who do read the labels. Be wary of the new and improved labels listing now as “cultured corn sugar”, “corn sugar”, and “corn sweetener”. I was even tricked today by the Oscar Meyer company, because I was not wary of this. I scanned the label for the main two culprits, HFCS and dextrose, and they were not listed. Thought maybe it was safe. I really wanted the Oscar Meyer Natural Ham, which is sweetened with celery juice, and has a very clean taste. I opted for the carving board brand, because I did not see the normal red flags. How was I to know the flags had changed?
In another food blog, http://corduroyorange.com, I learned how far this deceptive labeling has gone. Read along at http://corduroyorange.com/?p=782 to learn more. While you are reading up on this mind opening information, you might want to simply add a pack of real beet or cane sugar to your tea. That is one label that will never be altered.

A truly natural sugar alternative, Stevia

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With all the variations of sweeteners out there, sugar, honey, the altered corn sweeteners, plus all the manmade chemical-based ones like sucralose, saccarhin, and aspertame, it can be difficult to find something to take care of a sweets craving, and avoid all the side effects. The best route to take comes from the Andes and has been cultivated there since the days of the Inca, Nazca, and Moche Indians. It’s a little flower that thrives in these mountains, and creates a nectar that is ten times sweeter than sugar, safe for diabetics, and even provides fiber. Take a chance on Stevia someday, and you might finally find that sweet fix you’ve been looking for. You can buy stevia at most supermarkets, and it is found in the baking goods section of the store. There are online stores that feature stevia, like http://www.stevia.com, and http://truvia.com. Try a packet in your tea some time, and you’ll never go back to the pink, blue, or yellow stuff.

Review: Isle of the Dead by Roger Zelazny

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This book is one of my favorites from Roger Zelazny. The 2 Amber Chronicles are my all time favorite from him though, but this book Isle of the Dead I have read almost as many times as the Chronicles. This story, even though it was one of his earlier, is why we still love all of Zelany’s works. They are just that good even though a lot of critics of the day and even now do not like his work. Then again how many fantasy or sci-fi pieces truly get reviewed for what they are. People see them as worthless wastes of time. I say they show the true soul of humanity and can show us how to better ourselves. Rodger and his contemporary artists were men like that. They may have their faults but their stories can teach much about ourselves and the world around us.