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#1 Old 04-25-2005, 11:47 PM
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Our good friends at the CFC are at it again...



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A group backed by the U.S. food and restaurant industries on Monday launched an advertising campaign aimed at dismissing as hype concerns about the large number of obese Americans.



The full-page ads in major U.S. newspapers were inspired by new government data questioning government assertions that obesity causes nearly as many deaths as smoking, according to the Center for Consumer Freedom, which paid for the ads.



The group, based in Washington, does not disclose names of its donors, though spokesman Mike Burita said casual dining restaurant chains "are predominant sources of funding for us."



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#2 Old 04-26-2005, 12:47 PM
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figures... they CANT have people getting skinny and vegetarian now can they theyd eat less nasty food and a lottta people would loose money!
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The group, based in Washington, does not disclose names of its donors, though spokesman Mike Burita said casual dining restaurant chains "are predominant sources of funding for us.

Haha! It's too hard to ignore.
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I was out with my parents one Sunday; we were running errands and decided to stop somewhere for lunch instead of eating at home. We walked into a Coco's family restaurant, not sure if there was something there that we could eat (my parents are seniors on a restricted diet), none of us ever having been in a Coco's before.



We took several steps into the restaurant when the STRONG foul smell of burnt animal grease hit us full in the nostrils. Ugh. We turned right around and walked out without looking at the menu.



Don't people who eat there or work there notice how disgusting those places are? I guess not.

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I've thought about this before but never for long, I think I'm going to find a list of these restaurants and boycott them. If I recall correctly CFC had a list of them on their website, or maybe it was PETA. If I get ambitious I may even send them a letter letting them know why.

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I've thought about this before but never for long, I think I'm going to find a list of these restaurants and boycott them. If I recall correctly CFC had a list of them on their website, or maybe it was PETA. If I get ambitious I may even send them a letter letting them know why.



Please tell us if you get the restaurant list! The 'Center for Consumer Freedom' is the most appaling lobbying group to ever exist. Therefore, anyone associated with them is appaling as well.

They act like they are actually concerned about people and 'freedom', not their big fat greasy wallets.



I guess I just imagine their execs as having big bulging wallets covered in hamburger grease.
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Actually its this one:



http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php...nsumer_Freedom



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I've thought about this before but never for long, I think I'm going to find a list of these restaurants and boycott them. If I recall correctly CFC had a list of them on their website, or maybe it was PETA. If I get ambitious I may even send them a letter letting them know why.

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