Regular Soda Popular with Young, Nonwhite, Low-Income

Elizabeth Mendes, Gallup, August 15, 2013

Young adults, nonwhites, and the low-income in the U.S. drink more regular soda than other Americans. Half of Americans aged 18 to 29 say they drink regular soda, making them the most likely to do so across not only age groups, but also across all major demographic and socioeconomic groups. Nonwhites (46%) and low-income Americans (45%)–two groups among the most likely to be obese–follow just behind the young in regular soda consumption.

Diet soda consumption increases with age and as income rises, with seniors and those making $75,000 or more annually being the most likely to consume it. {snip}

These data, from Gallup’s annual Consumption Habits survey, confirm the broad soda consumption finding in a July 2012 poll, in which about half of Americans reported drinking at least one glass of soda per day.

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  • Irishgirl

    Stupid people tend to have unhealthy eating (and other) habits. How is this news?

    • Oil Can Harry

      No, it be cuzza RACISM!

      Mah fellow blacks be weighin’ 300 pounds cuz during slavery we wasn’t allowed to use StairMasters or Bowflex.

      • cancerous bananna

        Watermelon and deep fried chicken on a hot summers payday…
        Who could ask for more?
        Not me, and I like it too!

        Farm equipment was treated well. Never forget that!

        • ShermanTMcCoy

          Far better than white indentured servants were treated.

        • Alexandra1973

          It’s not that it’s deep fried, it’s what it’s deep fried *in*.
          Vegetable oil is bad. Olive oil is fine. 🙂

          • Olive oil tends to be monounsaturated.

            Without going into a lengthy discussion of organic chemistry, saturated fats will clog your arteries, while massively unsaturated ones will readily form carcinogenic free-radicals.

            Mono-unsaturates are the best. Polyunsaturated trans fats – with the chains branching out from opposite sides of the carbon-carbon double bond – are the worst.

            When I need to fry something, I use fish oil, whenever I have any. My second and third choices are olive oil and a 50:50 mixture of canola oil and bacon grease.

            Look on the label: No trans is what you want first. You also want want as low as possible a concentration of polyunsaturates. If you have high blood pressure, stay away from saturated fats and oils.

          • IstvanIN

            I cook in bacon grease all the time. Delicous.

          • So do I, but you already know what I look like.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      Why would we expect anything different? Nail on the head Irishgirl.

      • NeanderthalDNA

        I mean, hate to run this dead horse around, but…

        Whenever I hear some “shocking” report of black stupidity or perfidy…

        Oh REALLY? Imagine that!

        Still in a sense it never gets old. Nor really changes. Guess I’ve found a comfort zone.

        • cancerous bananna

          The only thing uglier than an obese black is an obese white.

          • NeanderthalDNA

            …woman with ghetto bastards and some buck who might be the father of one of them in a WalMart EBT’ing it up while I PAY.

            Pathos.

          • cancerous bananna

            Just when I thought it was ugly.. you brought up the Wal-Mart fringe.
            I tried it once but never will again.
            Its worth the savings in gas and it won’t violate your sanity.

    • Lagerstrom

      Stupid people are very lazy in the cooking department. Then poverty gets blamed. Fast food is way more expensive than fresh, they just couldn’t be bothered putting the ingredients together and cooking them. Then they get addicted to sugar by drinking those awful soft drinks; how’s about water?

      • “How’s about water?”

        How about unsweetened iced tea? We brew Japanese green tea from tea bags, nine quarts at a time and then chill it. We get the Kirkland brand at Costco, which comes in a big, green box; it costs almost nothing to do this. Unsweetened, it must have minimal caloric value.

        A nice summertime drink we also make is iced mint tea. We grow mint in the garden, and dry out entire stalks. Once they’re dry, I grind them – leaves and stalks – in a spare coffee grinder. The mint powder then goes into the coffee maker instead of ground beans, and what comes out is a strong mint drink, which also gets chilled and then bottled. The cost? Again, almost nothing, and again almost no calories.

        Where fizzy soft drinks are concerned, one very good one involves 2 liters of unsweetened sparkling lemon-lime and a can of frozen apple juice concentrate. It’s basically a non-alcoholic version of the “Strongbow” and “Mercury Dry” hard cider I liked in Australia.

        Non-diet sodas are sweetened with high fructose corn sweetener, which in laboratory tests produced significantly more weight gain in rats than table sugar did in the control group, even though caloric intake was identical. Its use is because due to a combination of production quotas and import tariffs, sugar prices are several times higher in the US than the rest of the world.

        • Lagerstrom

          OK, I’m going to give some of those a go. I also like a chilled brewed coffee in summer. Now and again I’ll have a fizzy water with a drop or two of this nice Italian orange cordial, it’s probably alcoholic by now, it’s been in the cupboard for so long.

        • OlderWoman

          I make ginger ale with fresh peeled ginger, honey and sparkling water.

    • T_Losan

      watch out, you’ll get a UN hit squad after you when they find out you’re breaking the news that will put all their focus groups out of business.

    • Yes; they’re also notorious for making poor financial decisions.

    • Jack Burton

      Drinking diet soda is not an intelligent choice either, so there goes your theory.

      • NeanderthalDNA

        Yeah – I had to switch to H2O or fruit juice recently. That diet stuff isn’t all that good for you either.

        • NM156

          Diet soda induces optical migraines for me. Creepy.

        • Erasmus

          Plus, the phosphoric acid is bad for your teeth and, I have read, your bones. Stick with water, and if you live in a part of the country with good tap water, lucky you.

  • MekongDelta69

    Hey Gallup – I wouldn’t TOUCH diet soda if you paid me to drink it. I also wouldn’t touch lite beer and decaf coffee.

    And to think – I’m not ‘oppressed’ in the least or fat whatsoever.

    • Erasmus

      Agreed. I’m not much of a drinker, but when I want a beer, I want a good, full-bodied beer, not some pi$$ water. Decaf coffee? Why even bother?

  • I tried quitting diet soda by drinking the real stuff. I knew within days that all that sugar was even worse for me. So I went back to diet.

    blacks are not smart enough though to figure out the correlation between drinking sugar syrup and diabetes.

    • Triarius

      I know it is bad, but I am a Coke Zero fan. Normal soda with sugar will make me sick and vomit if I drink too much. The same can be said about fast food. And people wonder why they are unhealthy when they frequently eat food that can poison others.

      • Jack Burton

        With fast food it’s not just the food itself but the lack of a sanitary work environment and food handling. These subhumans barely bathe themselves, do you think they care about how they handle your food.

      • I was given free sample bottles of Coke Zero at Wal Mart last winter, and I honestly could not tell the difference.

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      I switched from regular soda to diet a few months ago, saving me over 1,000 calories a week. I have yet to see any weight loss. The problem is that the body has a “weight set point” and if it experiences a calorie shortfall, it lowers metabolism to maintain its original weight. Same way with exercise. I took up a walking program (which I still maintain) but never experienced any weight loss. Fortunately, like most people (whites at least), although I could stand to lose a few pounds, I’m not obese.

      • MikeofAges

        I can only report my experience. Twice within 15 years I have been able to go on stringent diets. The first time, about 12 years ago, I started in the 230s and got down to 210 over a period of maybe six to eight weeks. After that, I gained back about ten pounds sometimes more, and was never able to get under 210.

        The second time around, I started at 220 or so and against lost more than 20 pounds in about six to eight weeks. Now my weight stays around 210, never below about 207. My lean body mass is no more than 165 pounds, probably less.

        The set point theory probably is valid for most people. The body, the physiological control system that is to say, has to “learn” that it is “safe” to go below a certain weight before it will allow that readily to happen. The only way to do that, apparently, is to willfully starve the body and then feed it, so that it “learns” that it can accept a lower “set point” without incurring the risk of starvation. More than a billion years of animal life on Earth. During that entire time, too much food has not been the norm.

        Not eating enough is uncomfortable, but that is about the only way to reprogram the body to accept a lower weight as normal. Calorie burning can cause weight loss also, but what happens when the regimen of exercise or physical work is even reduced, let alone stopped. I don’t really know. I can only speak about my own experience.

        • Jack Burton

          Calorie consumption and not creating an insulin response in your body are the two major things with weight loss, exercise is a small part of it. Stay away from sugar and foods high on the glycemic index.

          • MikeofAges

            Ultimately, it is true that you have an energy budget. Take in less than you burn, you get thinner. More and you get thick. But the idea of a “set point” is a more sophisticated concept than it sounds like at first. Many people have experienced the issue personally. The simple concept of the energy budget gets in the way of understanding how in practice to manage the problem of excess weight.

            You might want to know also that some experimentation was done feeding people with different low calories diets. As far as cholesterol was concerned, on an 1800 calories it seemed to go down regardless of what was eaten. I never heard anything about blood sugar, but I imagine the same results would be found in most cases whether the diet was high carb or low carb. The key word is “most”.

            In general, if someone gets enough calories, enough protein, enough micronutrients and enough essential fats, they will be okay. Too many calories is the problem. If someone eats too much then it does matter what. If they have to much sugar and refined carbs or too much animal fat, then they’re likely to have bigger problems that if they ate, for example, too many walnuts.

        • As much as I love good food, having written about it here often enough, I weigh 155 pounds at six feet even and age 47. I have never weighed over 170 in my life. I just stop eating once I am no longer hungry, though leftovers in the late evening are one of my favorite prey items.

          Colorado is also the least obese state in the USA. Once you’re off the eastern plains, the scenery is spectacularly pretty, so many of us spend a lot of time outdoors.

          • cancerous bananna

            Same here..
            Never eat more than you work is how I was raised.

          • A big problem is that almost zero human evolution occurred with the recent plentitude and current overabundance of food. We also didn’t evolve sitting on swivel chairs in air-conditioned offices while calling that “work”.

            We are thus programmed by evolution to like eating, and when we eat and shun physical activity, we get fat. That is written in stone so far as biology is concerned.

      • cancerous bananna

        If you weigh a 2L diet against a 2L regular there is a signifigant weight difference in the volume.

        But honestly, its soda. Take it or leave it.. maybe if its on sale for half price. I might buy one but it always goes flat by the time I drink it..

      • ms_anthro

        Switch to water and cut your portions in half. You’re overweight because you overeat, end of story. To put things in perspective, an average-sized adult man burns about 100 calories for every mile that he runs, give or take. Run, not walk. Now, isn’t it easier to take one less slice of pizza (or better yet, eat something else entirely) than to try and burn it off with a two- or even three-mile run?

        Cardio and strength training are crucial to good health, but weight loss happens in the kitchen. To lose a pound of fat a week, you need a caloric deficit of 3500 calories a week, or 500 calories a day. So use one of the many online calculators to figure out your daily caloric needs, and start a food diary so you can count every calorie that goes into your mouth, including liquids, for one solid week.

        If you’re serious about getting healthy, a food diary is one easy way to make yourself accountable for your eating habits.

    • Jack Burton

      Try sparkling spring water with natural flavor, 0 calories.

  • bigone4u

    It’s not blacks high on soda I worry about. It’s blacks high on drugs or John Barleycorn. To get drugs they steal. Alcohol brings out the mean streak in lots of folks, which makes blacks the meanest of the mean when juiced up.

    • haroldcrews

      Well if you’re a taxpayer then you should worry since there are a lot higher medical costs associated with obesity.

  • Jefferson

    Sugary drinks be racist yo. I hate them creepy Pepsi cans.

  • WmarkW

    The diet sodas of my youth sucked (like Tab and Fresca).
    Modern artificial sweeteners are a lot better than they were then, and 150 fewer calories a day is worth 10 pounds of maintainance weight.

    • MekongDelta69

      I remember very well when Diet Rite and Tab were (respectively) first introduced about 4-5 years apart. As kids and teens, anything new HAD to be tried! I literally spit them both out at the time. And believe me, when you only had a quarter or so a week with which to hang out, something had to REALLY REALLY suck before you chucked it in the garbage can.

      • cablegirls

        Tab bottles had a great textured surface.

      • OlderWoman

        I have an obese neighbor whose addicted to Tab. She has cases of it stacked halfway up her kitchen wall. She can only get around with a wheel-chair. And her attitude is always very negative. Soda’s aren’t healthy for anyone to drink.

    • Jack Burton

      They still suck, I don’t know how people can drink them, they taste so chemical.

      I have tried drinking them in the past, but after a few days of consumption my body totally rejects it and I can’t drink them.

      If people want a healthier alternative to soda try the naturally flavored sparkling water, it’s naturally 0 calorie with no sweetners. For me it’s not so much the sweetness of soda, I like the burning sensation from the carbonation. Try drinking flat soda, it’s gross.

      I also like water with some lemon in it, a nice palate cleanser.

  • Korean guy

    I am not going to be dishonest

    I love the following

    – Diet Coke ( In Canada, large soft drinks sell for $1 at all McDonald’s locations in summer )
    – decaf coffee ( I must get some zzz at night) but I do love regular coffee in the morning
    – All types of teas

    But I rarely consume any of the following

    – All types of alcohol including all types of beer
    – High carb foods including french fries, breads and pizza (but they do taste amazing)
    – Cigarettes ( Tobacco products are very expensive in Canada because the federal government imposes very high amounts of tax on them )

    • Oil Can Harry

      Many Asian men love cigarettes and gambling.

      Asian-American men? Not so much. Or am I wrong?

      • Korean guy

        Well the Asian-Canadian men that I personally have met are not into gambling. Cigarettes… half the Asian men I have met in my life do, the other half don’t. One of my best friends, also from South Korea, was addicted to very strong cigarettes but he quit because it was too expensive and his girlfriend demanded him to quit. I also learned how to build slot machines while I was at school and I learned they are designed so that nobody ever makes money off those machines. Also, if you look carefully when there is a gambling going on, you can calculate and estimate the rough probability of making money and it is usually 5~10%. Many young Asian men around me are addicted to computer games. (Except me) Some teenage boys in South Korea play games until they become unconscious, which is dangerous.

        I guess it “depends on the guy”. We cannot generalize too much.

        I read a few days ago that lazy people tend to love three things – alcohol, gambling and nicotine. I love none of them but I am not a hard-working person.

        • IstvanIN

          Everybody has their sin, so to speak. But playing video games until they become unconscious? I hope they just fall asleep and not something worse!

          • Jack Burton

            I read that one crazy Asian guy was so obsessed he wouldn’t even go to the bathroom and eventually died.

        • Oil Can Harry

          I should have been more precise. When I mentioned Asian men being into gambling and cigarettes I meant men raised in Asia.

          The ones raised in the US and Canada don’t seem to be as interested in those two vices.

          • I’d say that’s exactly right. I had been loaned to Kojundo Chemical in Saitama in 1994. In 1998, some friends I had made their took a company trip to Australia, and visited me in Sydney. The men literally could not wait to hit the Sydney Harbor Casino. I took the women to places like the aquarium and the zoo.

      • Lagerstrom

        In my experience Asians are mad about smoking and gambling, but not alcohol.

        • A Chinese co-worker in Sydney once said: “One Chinese will smoke opium. Two will gamble, and three will form a secret society.”

          • Lagerstrom

            I think that man be right.

        • Bossman

          Most East Asians carry genes that make them intolerant of alcohol.

          • Lagerstrom

            That’s right. A Chinese man I used to work with couldn’t understand alcohol. He just didn’t understand why anyone would want to drink it.

          • Japanese like drinking. Most aren’t very good at it, but some of them sure are. Modern Japanese are a cross between mainland east Asians and the original Ainu population.

            We went to an “all you can drink” event in Sakado-shi. Down at sea-level, I can drink all night. I must have had enough for ten of the locals. My friends looked like hell the next morning.

            The metabolism of alcohol must be enzymatic. Since in biology a gene produces an enzyme, alcohol metabolism is genetic.

            The proprietors of that place should have been happy I’m not partly Russian.

  • 48224

    I heard a white liberal in NPR radio say that the reason so many poor blacks are overweight was because they didn’t have enough money to hire personal trainers…..LOL Never laughed so hard at a looney liberal.

    Blacks do blame their poor food choices on whites….it goes back to slavery. Google “the slave diet” and you will see what I mean.

    • MBlanc46

      And then read Frederick Law Olmsted’s account of traveling through the South in about 1850 and you’ll see that most white people’s diet was pretty much the same.

  • IstvanIN

    Diet Soda tricks the body into thinking you are consuming sugar and gives to diabetes any way.

  • Spartacus

    This is a useless article, try putting a more relevant one – like this one :

    http://topconservativenews(DOT)com/2013/01/teen-girl-who-performed-at-obama-inauguration-killed-in-chicago/

    • Tarczan

      This is a trivial article, but sometimes the idiotic behavior of blacks provide a funny respite from the reality of their destruction of modern society.

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      Amren ran that one weeks (maybe months) ago.

      • Spartacus

        They did ? How come I missed it ?

        BTW, it just dawned on my why they posted this – I think they wanted to make the connection with the previous one, about how racism supposedly causes high blood pressure…

      • sbuffalonative

        Yes, I remember seeing it here. It should be in the relatively recent archives.

  • So CAL Snowman

    Diet soda also contains a little killer called ASPARTAME that has been proven to destroy your brain.

  • JDInSanDiego

    Put a bait lunch in your fridge with a good helping of laxative.

    • I like exquisitely spicy foods, and co-workers have remarked on their eyes watering once they could smell what I had. Perhaps I will have occasion to try that someday with a lunch-thief. I doubt it; a work environment that unpleasant would never keep me around.

  • sbuffalonative

    Will there be a ban on purple soda or Arizona Watermelon Ice Tea?

    • Charles W.

      “We all Trayvon.”

  • tech

    Interestingly enough, there is a article on yahoo right now about how coke ‘leads’ to aggression in young children. Although, the children pictured are white of course.

    • Jack Burton

      Probably has more to do with caffeine than the sugar. Maybe they’re pissed because their teeth hurt from all the sugar and acid rotting their teeth out.

      • There’s a lot of phosphoric acid in typical sodas, to add a tart flavor. If you have young kids shedding deciduous teeth and want to show them what that “stuff” does to teeth, place one of their old teeth in 7-Up (because it is clear). That tooth will dissolve, as the pH of the drink is something on the order of 3.6. Repeat the experiment with a penny or a nail.

        • Ella

          You can use Coca-cola for cleaning a car battery to make better connectors -not joking. Have you ever made a Coca-cola cake…one of the best chocolate cakes ever!

  • Charles W.

    Work Ethic Whitey’s tax dollars pay for Trayvon and Hector’s grape soda and cheez doodles on the EBT card, and then Work Ethic Whitey’s tax dollars pay again for their medical care when their toxic diet makes them sick. Got us coming and going.

  • IKantunderstand

    I third it. I refuse to drink or eat fake sugar. I won’t touch decaf anything that has natural occuring caffeine. I detest lite beer, what, exatly is the point? It has no taste. Give me a stout, or an ale. Also, I refuse to eat margarine, or, I can totally believe it’s not butter crap. I, too, am not fat. However, unlike Mekong, I totally feel oppressed, by my culture, by my government, and, sadly, by my fellow Whites.

    • cancerous bananna

      My father drank beer from childhood till theday he died at 95.. the only time he ever got sick was by having a Canadian Club whisky in Katmandu selling aircraft… it wasn’t the booze that made him sick.. it was the water in the iced cubes.. that was the closest he ever felt to death and he always drank just beer ever since.. beer is safer.

  • Northerner

    This article isn’t saying anything unexpected. Blacks and Hispanics make up most of America’s non-white young people. They have greater populations in Southern states which have always been poorer and fatter anyways. Where did Coca Cola originate from? Georgia.

    • Bossman

      Artificial sweeteners as are those found in diet sodas are linked to cancer in rats.

      • That was saccharin, and unfortunately the experiment was flawed. Yes, the rats developed bladder cancer, but a rat metabolizes saccharin quite differently than a human. In addition, those rats were being fed quite large amounts of saccharin; if a control group had been fed similar amounts of sugar, the controls would have died first, of diabetes.

        • ShermanTMcCoy

          I trust your opinion on this and all subjects having to do with chemicals. Still, no one would argue that drinks sweetened with sugar or anything else are particularly good for one.

          • MBlanc46

            I remember the saccharin scare as well, and MCS’s account agrees with my recollection.

  • Ella

    Mexicans love their Fanta like orange and strawberry sodas. In Mexico you really only have a choice of sickening sweet fruit-flavoured sodas or beer on the menu. Go for the beer. Soda is empty calories and spells exercise.

    • Jack Burton

      Fanta is the worst, it’s syrupy sweet with barely any flavoring.

    • willbest

      At least they use real sugar in Mexico

      • Bossman

        Sodas that are sweetened with cane sugar have a superior taste and flavor.

    • haroldcrews

      Because no one ever got fat on beer. Might want to go with bottled water sans ice.

      • IstvanIN

        Why no ice?

        • ShermanTMcCoy

          If they didn’t make the ice with bottled water, you haven’t avoided the creatures living in the tap water.

  • Jack Burton

    According to studies artificial sweeteners still trigger an insulin response in your body. People also eat more when consuming diet soda. It’s not much better, in fact some studies show that diet drinks are worse than regular sugary drinks.

    • TheAntidote

      My dentist advises me not to drink diet soda because it is just as bad as sugar soda. He says some of the artificial sweeteners are similar to wood alcohol, and can be utilized as nutrient by the decay causing bacteria.

      • Jack Burton

        It’s not the artificial sweetener that causes tooth decay but the acid in many of the sodas. Diet Coke for instance is very acidic.

        Acid is worse on your teeth than sugar. Sugar itself doesn’t hurt teeth, it’s the acid created from bacterial fermentation.

        That’s why meth addicts have such bad teeth, meth itself is extremely acidic and dries out the mouth.

  • Juan Outtamany

    Fat criminals are easier to catch. FEMA camps have a wonderful health & fitness program to burn off those unwanted lbs.

  • haroldcrews

    I drank nothing but Pepsi for many years. By my late thirties I was pushing 210 pounds which is obese at 5’10” according to the BMI index. But then I gave them up and began losing weight. Eventually I went paleo (more or less) and have been maintaining at 148 to 151 pounds for a year or so. That is what I weighed in high school. I’m 44 now and haven’t been this healthy in years.

    • MariaO’Connor

      You are an intelligent man ! Intelligence, also, means to change course when you see you are doing something wrong !

  • Bossman

    Diet sodas are inferior in taste and flavor. Artificial sweeteners have also been linked to cancer in rats.

  • IstvanIN

    The joke at work is: “For lunch get me a large hoagie, a bag of chips, two slices, a package of cup cakes, and a large diet”. That guy died at 60 from obesity.

  • Alexandra1973

    Artificial sweeteners don’t help you lose weight; just the opposite. They’re even worse than sugar. Aspartame in particular has a bad effect on me…in fact for a while I was on antidepressants and when I stopped chugging the diet pop, I was fine–and drug free!
    Give me a Pepsi Throwback. No artificial sweeteners, no HFCS. (Still not the best drink though. LOL)

  • Ella

    WIC already includes some organic brands. Your tax dollars pay for Cascadian Farms and other high-end organic foods in the freezer section. It’s all about the lobbyists and food subsidies to the farmers / corporations. People with EBT shop at Whole Foods and can buy anything at the bakery -no budget and free monies thanks to the suckered tax-payer. It also pays for $10-13 p/lb deli meats.

  • Lagerstrom

    I’ve quite often calculated the cost of making my own dinner as opposed to what I’d pay for a ‘meal’ via a fast-food outlet. It’s always less than half.

    • Ditto. I make soup three gallons at a time with our slow-cooker: chile con carne, French onion soup, jambalaya stew, lentil, split-pea and ham soup, and a very nice creole chicken, rice & bean soup. The cost is far cheaper than anything you could get out of a can.

      Pizza is easy to make from scratch as well. I use large flour tortillas for the crusts because we like thin crust pizza anyway. The sauce is normally Hunt’s spaghetti sauce of one type or another, bot not always. I have used olive oil, Korean bulgoki sauce, ranch dressing, and Chinese sweet & sour sauce each at various times.

      I’m constantly getting additional ideas for dishes to make at home out of restaurant ads in the weekly coupon mailing.

      The three of us eat quite well on about $50 a week. We just don’t use much in the way of “convenience” food.

      • Jesse James

        Michael you folks should try making your own pizza dough from scratch. It is very easy and there are lots of recipes on the internet. Basically just flour, water, yeast and a little salt. Some people add spices to season or sugar. Anyway I bet it would be a nice change to just the tortillas and it will still be much cheaper than even frozen store bought pizza.

  • MBlanc46

    Jaysus, when did the food Stalinists come to power? Let people drink what they want.

    • Kit Ingoldby

      No one is stopping people drink what they want.

      If people choose to drink stupid quantities of sugar, HFS’s and weird chemicals then that is up to them. But the rest of us have the right to point out how utterly stupid their choices are.

      • IstvanIN

        Except Mayor Doomberg…….

      • MBlanc46

        These people aren’t just pointing things out, they’re trying to make a race issue out of those choices. On the other hand, if I pointed out blacks’ propensity to eat fried chicken, I’d be branded a racist,

  • 1stworlder

    Maybe you should look at getting a hand grain mill. You can buy a multigrain hand powered mill for under $40

  • newscomments70

    They can buy literally anything with EBT cards, including lobster and fine wine. No one is poor, they keep stealing our money.

    • IstvanIN

      They love lobsta but prefer boxed wine.

  • Not only that, but poor white food also has its own ethnic origins, and is typically fried. If you’re a farm laborer in the 17th century in cold, rainy Ireland or Scotland, the cheap carbs and extra calories from frying really matter. If you work for a collection agency in Denver today, sitting at a desk in an air-conditioned office calling deadbeats on the phone, you don’t need that diet.

  • I’m poor, but I have a personal trainer: my wife. She has trained me to be a lot more organized than I ever was while single.

  • WR_the_realist

    Given that most diet sodas contain aspartame, and given that in your stomach aspartame is broken down into two amino acids plus one molecule of methanol, and given that methanol is very toxic in humans (but not in rats, so rat studies tell us nothing about the toxicity of aspartame) I’m not so sure that drinking diet soda is a big win over the sugary stuff. You shouldn’t drink a lot of either.

  • watling

    I fourth it. I don’t trust artificial sweetener and don’t like the taste of diet drinks anyway. They taste of death. My body knows best. I also don’t drink decaf coffee/tea or alcohol-free beer.

    Coca-Cola here in the UK recently changed the recipe for Sprite (a lemon and lime flavoured soft drink) to use steviol glycosides as a sweetener. They still put some sugar in but not as much. Anyway, they now have one less customer.

    I’m white, I’m not fat and I have an IQ of 146.

  • Kit Ingoldby

    I can’t understand people who drink fizzy drinks everyday. That would make me feel sick.

    As far as i’m concerned, fizzy drinks are an occasional buy on a hot day. Generally I prefer milk and lots of tea.

    I’ve seen a lot of people who drink large bottles of cola every day, with each meal and then they sound genuinely confused as to why they are so fat.

    • Magician

      I read milk is not hundred percent healthy either. And also, the raw milk straight from cows can kill people. The milk we normally buy and drink is chemically processed so it will not harm the human body

      • It isn’t “chemically processed”; it is just Pasteurized – i.e. boiled – in order to kill Salmonella bacteria.

        • Magician

          Thanks.

        • fuzzypook

          I love milk. Thanks to my Scandinavian (white privilege) genes I can drink it. No Scandinavians are lactose intolerant.

          • I love the heck out of cheese. My wife can’t take very much of it, though my mother and my daughter can.

    • MBlanc46

      Generally, if there’s fizz in my drink, I want it to be beer or champagne.

  • Sloppo

    Is it better to get cancer from diet soft drinks or diabetes from regular soft drinks? Maybe someone who has had both diseases can tell us which is the best.

    • My sister is a medical professional, and she says she’d rather have cancer than diabetes.

      There was a very mean old PoS – rare in a white guy in low-security – inmate in federal prison at Ft. Worth where I was locked up, and he was diabetic. He had one of his toes amputated, due to gangrene, and then the whole foot, followed by the leg at the knee and then at the upper thigh.

      After that, he disappeared. I guess he died. I hope so, anyway.

  • Jesse James

    I am on a shallow bored well now and was just wondering what motivated the switch to a cistern? I have thought of supplementing our system with a cistern as back up for dry spells when we pump mud.

  • 48224

    I did live in the hood. Lived in Detroit for 32 years, neigher parent graduated from high school. Dad went to the 6th grade.

    • My paternal grandfather didn’t finish 8th grade; he went to work at the same coal mine where Pinkerton Agents and Kentucky National Guardsmen had shot his father. When his mother died a year later, his sister was taken in by relatives, but they “fixed” his birth certificate so he could join the army. Schofield barracks in Hawaii, 1925-1931. He had a native girlfriend there. I actually found her daughter and her family.

      Nobody is going to pay me $25 an hour, or say “please” or “thank you” anymore. My best year was a bit over $140,000, but most of that was patent bonuses, and then stolen via federal income tax.

      My last professional mistake was beating the Subway store-owner in the 1931 Model-A Ford I built for my wife on Pike’s Peak. He had a Shelby Cobra. I went from 30-plus hours a week to 20 the next week, to 12 the week after and then was let go, because he found a new manager.

  • shmo123

    For the most part, you’re right Tucker. But it takes a lot of self-discipline to avoid eating crap and turning into a fat slob, especially for people whose daily diet consists of inordinate amounts of sugary, fatty rubbish. It’s a shame though, so see a young, pretty girl turn herself into Rosy O’Donnell because she can’t resist temptation. To paraphrase Dean Wormer: Fat, stupid and diabetic are no way to go through life.

  • shmo123

    I agree, it’s a way of life for many blacks. I saw two black kids yesterday that were so young and fat I did a double take. My first thought was a diet of nothing but deep fried whatever and carbs. Those kids couldn’t have been more than 5 or 6 years old, but they’ll be diabetic before they’re 10. Incredible.

  • rightrightright

    But Pepsi and Coke don’t quench your thirst, they truly don’t. I realised this aged 15 (and fat) after being forced to take part in a school trip involving marching up and down hills on a very hot day. I actually had a bit of money on me for once, and at the end of this torment, downed about 6 cans of coke. Didn’t work, I stayed desperately thirsty. A glass of water with perhaps a squirt of lemon juice in it does the trick and doesn’t damage your body or your finances. How on earth do Blacks afford this expensive toothrotting poison anyway?

    • Bossman

      Fruit juices, especially those that are acidic such as orange juice can also harm your teeth, perhaps even more so.

      • The pH level of natural fruit juices is higher than sodas, which run around 3.6.

        True neutral pH is 7.0, and natural water with atmospheric CO2 at one atmosphere of pressure is about 5.6. We live in a somewhat acidic environment.

        Fruit juices also have nutrients that sodas don’t.

  • kjh64

    I don’t believe in making fun of fat people. What a lot of people do NOT realize is that a lot of people have a very hard time controlling their weight or become obese BECAUSE of aspartame and other chemicals in our foods today. Aspartame and other diet substances significantly increase people’s appetites and cause weight gain. What these obese people with diet cokes in their carts do not realize is the diet stuff is making them more hungry.. A lot of the meats use growth hormones in them. I always get meat without hormones. All of these things are one of the main reasons for the explosion of obesity in the USA. In the 50’s, people ate typically fattening foods, used real butter, didn’t have diet foods, didn’t exercise and were much slimmer than today, that’s one of the main reasons why. Cut out the diet foods and drinks, cut out any meat with growth hormones and that will go along way to weight control.

  • kjh64

    It’s not accident. Aspartame, which is in diet sodas, actually increases the appetite significantly. A lot of people don’t realize this.

  • Pelagian

    I am surprised the ratio is not even higher. In the Midwest, I *never* see blacks choosing diet soda. It’s always “Gimme an Arrndge” or Strawb’r’y. (And you never see them order *just* coffee, It’s always has to be with a sweet roll, or pancakes, or something….

    I’m not condemning really, just saying that if you’re a liberal and you think the races aren’t different, you’re crazy…

  • MariaO’Connor

    Both regular and diet sodas are bad for your health ! Just drink water or make your own juice with just a little bit of real sugar (sugar cane). My humble advise, to young people.

  • MariaO’Connor

    I agree with your comment: “All soda pop is bad for you, but the diet brands have Aspartame in them
    and that stuff is pure poison. Recent news has also come out about
    Splenda, another artificial sweetener and once again, it is a health
    hazard.”

    People should make their own juice, a really good one is a mix of cucumber, strawberry & a little bit of orange.

  • Jack Burton

    You sound like a very negative and bitter person, one of these psychopaths that wants to kill people to solve any problem.

    We live in a toxic food environment. Look at what’s on virtually every corner, some kind of fast food chain trying to make more profits. I agree with what France did, they actually passed a law that limited the number of fast food restaurants and banned them from certain areas.

    The population needs guidance, it always has, it always will. I’m sure not every person in your extended family always makes the right decision, they’re flawed. It’s human nature.

    If people always made the right choices we wouldn’t need laws, we wouldn’t need to have pro-White groups, we wouldn’t have to be concerned about miscegenation and our racial demise.

    When you look at it from a historical perspective we’ve never had such a surplus of food before, such cheap availability of processed, sugary foods and drinks.

    All the companies care about is their profits, that mentality is part of the problem with American society. When they offer healthy alternatives is only when it hurts their bottom line.

    Our food and our culture is toxic, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see people sick and in need of help.