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Posted on 2009.09.30 at 06:50
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The Food and Drug Administration's reorganization under the Obama administration is getting closer and closer to categorically declaring all dietary supplements "drugs" in order to control and tax them (along with an additional one billion dollars for their budget). This will be a great win for the Federal Government! They've already pulled numerous 'harmful' products from online retailers and I figure its only a matter of time before my beloved MONSTER is available through prescription only.

Maybe I can set up a pre-tax fund for it under the new healthcare plan?


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-09-30 15:17 (UTC) (Link)
Sure. And you can use your kidney stone story in your promotional material. I'm sure that will make everyone want to donate to your cause.
ehowton at 2009-09-30 15:30 (UTC) (Link)
I've seen you debase yourself so often its sad; asking for donations for everything you want, including CDs. Now I don't know how successful that is for you, but if everyone else turns their nose up at your groveling as I do, then I'm sure it doesn't work - and even if it did, I wouldn't do it myself.

Given this background I know its hard for you to comprehend, but I wasn't asking for money.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-09-30 15:42 (UTC) (Link)

Your fight is with the Federal government. While I don't support them taking products off the market because of abuse by people like you, my point was that your actually harm your cause of getting Monster to stay on the market per your personal history. That aside, a blog post bitching about the FDA isn't going to change a damned thing, though you might educate your readers.

Consider for instance, that Monday, Rasmussen Reports reported that 56% of the nation opposes Obamacare. Last night we got the story that Michael Moore claims that he is going to target Democrats who oppose Obamacare by working for their opponents in upcoming races. Translation: the minority who's used to being the majority in the public eye is now attempting to coerce Congress into oppressing the entire country for something that only a shrinking minority wants.

I'm involved in a Congressional race and have volunteered for a State Senate race. I'm also working with a Tea Party and a grassroots group in an effort to put a stop to this insane usurpation of power. You're bitching on a blog. Why don't you do something more productive like call or write your Congress person?
ehowton at 2009-09-30 16:17 (UTC) (Link)
I'm thrilled to see you doing more than ceaseless bitching about politics on your blog - its a fantastic move which will open up much more opportunities for you in life, and in learning. But don't forget it wasn't that long ago you defended bloggers as a sole activist activity and mocked people who left their homes to protest you ignorant cunt. I soon won't.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-09-30 16:28 (UTC) (Link)
I love how you sidestep the issue that you present in your own post, dismiss relevant news on the subject and fight a straw man. I hope your precious Monster does get taken away as a stupidity tax.
ehowton at 2009-09-30 19:46 (UTC) (Link)
I love how you brought up all that stuff despite knowing it wasn't what I was responding to. I also appreciate you sticking to your modus operandi (and in this case even slipping in the word "straw man") by suggesting that I was attempting to argue something else when clearly I was not.

Boy, don't you ever talk to me about stupid.
drax0r at 2009-09-30 15:26 (UTC) (Link)

Interestingly, I hadn't heard anything about this, but I had a conversation about this very topic with my doctor, who expressed concerns about my Monster drinking habits. Apparently his brother (a neurologist) had a patient who was 35 yrs old and had a stroke attributed to his consumption of energy drinks. What a buzz-kill.

We were discussing Monster and the fact that they're not forthcoming with how much of what ingredient comprises their "energy blend" I added that I hoped they were more forthcoming with the FDA. I reflected for a moment and realized that they probably aren't.

Monster is labeled as neither a drug or a food, but rather as a Supplement. It's in the same category as eXtenze and other herbal junk that has almost zero oversight.

We discussed that perhaps the FDA should look over these things, not as a drug, but as a food, so as to at least be able to regulate the quality of the ingredients.
ehowton at 2009-09-30 15:31 (UTC) (Link)
Buzz-kill is an understatement.
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Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-09-30 15:43 (UTC) (Link)
You wanna make a bet? They can and they will. Elections have consequences.
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Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-09-30 17:58 (UTC) (Link)
Perhaps they should ban attractive girls as that leads to unprotected sex in teenagers.
ehowton at 2009-09-30 15:55 (UTC) (Link)
Maybe I'll start making my own, at home. For personal consumption. Nah, that would just cause the Federal Government to outlaw it like whiskey, and send the ATF after me.

We can't win.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-09-30 16:30 (UTC) (Link)
The purpose of Liberalism is to control every aspect of your life. Welcome to Obama's administration.
thesweetestnote at 2009-10-01 02:14 (UTC) (Link)
FUCK!!!!! Pardon my French... but for a lack of a better term... FUCK!
ehowton at 2009-10-01 02:21 (UTC) (Link)
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