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FDA Claims Walnuts to be Illegal Drugs | Government Lunacy at its Best

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posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 11:25 AM
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Does this mean I could get arrested for the three big "drug" trees in my yard ??



I guess I should do something about the other half-dozen or so that are growing down behind the house too.




posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 11:35 AM
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That must be why the squirrels act so .......uh...squirrely.

bunch of drug addicts



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 11:42 AM
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Yes, walnuts contain what is good for you ...

I bet McDonalds doesn't say that the silicone in their nuggets is a health benefit? But then again that silicone is zero calories...

Eat our chicken nuggets because they have only 50 percent digestible food in them!




posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 11:44 AM
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Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
I thought about posting and sharing my outrage over this, but as fate would have it I just ate a small bag of walnuts and am now zonked and stoned beyond all imagination. I just can't think straight when I am stoned on walnuts.


There's no alternative now than to make the little buggers so illegal,
the price per ounce will be thrice pecans!
Personally I prefer the more aqueous and dangerous Blackies. They'll
hit you a lot harder than those crumbly Lebanese guys-- and it's said
they have natural streaks of excess VITAMINS inside the shells. sarc

Charlotte Iserbyt is so unfortunately right about our educational
system by now, J.P.: we appear to be living (hopefully through) an
era in America sliding blithely into the Rule of Loon. The Sleeper must awaken...



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 11:57 AM
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oh man i am so in need of a chocolate chip cookie with walnuts..... WALNUTS NOW!!!!!!

(rolls eyes) Again even if the FDA is saying only that they need to correct their health claims, the benefits of Omega 3 hav also been tauted by .. wait fer it...

The FDA.......

gof igure...



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 12:18 PM
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Didn't think about it in my first post.

But, which could be "listed" as best for you and therefore the most "illegal" ?

My trees are Black Walnuts. I love them but it takes, oops almost said an "an act of congress", the biggest hammer you can find to get to the meat.


The best time at my house is in the autumn when the nutts begin to fall.
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posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 12:26 PM
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This article really isn't about "walnuts being illegal," it's about the marketing of said walnuts. As the laws stands, you can't market things as providing drug relief, without it being regulated closely by the FDA. That's why most herbal medication states it is not meant to be a medicine.

Honestly, I think this law is just fine. It really does protect you, the consumer.



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 12:30 PM
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OMG! Does that mean that the FDA will go after coconuts also?
Afterall they produce coconut "milk" and "milk" is a controlled substance.....



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 12:45 PM
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if you pay attention and understand what it says he couldnt MARKET it as having HEALTH BENIFITS



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 12:48 PM
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Y'know... This lunacy could be removed from Our universe if We got rid of the need for money. How do We do that? Flood the planet with abundant free energy. And how do We do THAT? Through electrogravitics, a science that has been held secret in black ops for over 50 years (because free energy would eliminate the power elite's power over Us).

If You would like more information on this, and to see why free energy would topple the evil bastards at the tip of the pyramid, visit My thread here: www.abovetopsecret.com...

In fact most of the insanity We see, profit-motivated all, would vanish if We can successfully free the tech from black ops. And that requires awareness to reach a tipping point.

May the evil in charge of the FDA vanish. (Walnuts are "drugs," my a$$!)
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posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 01:04 PM
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Originally posted by Manhater


Too funny.

Like, really, what kind of drug can a walnut make?

I don't eat them anyway. Nasty.
edit on 3-1-2012 by Manhater because: (no reason given)


It really makes you think what they do for you. The FDA is population control, I wonder if wallnuts can do wonders for some one having hart problems.



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 01:14 PM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 01:48 PM
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Originally posted by Screwed
I agree with everything my government says and does and you should too.

You're quickly becoming my favorite poster. You're to ATS what Colin Quinn is to Twitter.


And you can't be putting health benefits on the labels of food products. You've gotta keep it under your hat.
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posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 02:30 PM
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Then a nutcracker can be considered paraphernalia.



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 03:15 PM
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These threads always seem to enter the realm of SILLY. But then they can be entertaining.


The articles generally come from sources who use the articles to sell products about which they or their advertisers themselves make unproven health claims. Snake Oil is indeed alive and well in the US.

If the point of all this is to finally do something about the confidence game that surrounds health claims to sell products for inflated prices and take advantage of people, I side with the FDA.

Don't get me wrong here, the products where valid testing and studies have taken place are legitimate and I buy them myself. I'm very careful though because I know that most so called healthy supplements are useless and the claims are fabricated at worst or unstudied at best. The vitamins and supplements industry is likely one of the largest con's ever pulled on the American public.

After reading the entire text, I'd say it was fair of them to ask that unfounded health claims not be placed on a product. All such claims should be backed by valid, peer reviewed studies.

One of my favorites on this issue in the last year is something I found in a local store. I went in to look around and pick up an item or two I do use. After an interesting walk through the maze of innocuous vegetable matter stuffed into capsules and sold for huge profits, I found two things that both angered me and entertained me.

First I find in the meats they have Bison (American Buffalo) meat which I often buy at another business. Their pricing was a full $10 a pound higher than I can buy it for anywhere else. In fact I'd just bought some nice Bison T-Bones where I buy meat for $12.95 a pound. In the so called health store it was priced at $34.00. Their Free Range Chicken was double the price I pay also. In the same town in smaller less profitable stores they can apparently easily sell the same meats for less than half. A scam, you betcha.

Then as I was leaving I saw a pile of "Organic" Charcoal Briquettes. The price was nearly four times that of the same companies product without that word on the label. Is anyone really dumb enough to think just putting a word on a label is worth paying a huge markup for, knowing full well its the same product inside the packaging.
All Charcoal Briquettes are "organic" provided you don't buy the self-lighting kind. Absurd!

People who care about their health should care just as much about how they are being manipulated and lied to while their pockets are picked.

Folks if they can't produce a valid study from a reputable source, engage your minds to do the job they were intended to do. If they rape your wallet simply because you want to be seen buying from the trendy store instead of buying the same thing from an honest broker, shun them.

Unfortunately there will always be a willing crowd of hypochondriacs for the Snake Oil Salesman to target.

Then again perhaps I'm the dumb one here. I could simply find a harmless weed that grows in abundance, spread stories all over the Internet it "may" be beneficial, stuff it into capsules, charge thousands a pound for it and fill my bank account like so many others are doing.

My favorite is still the colloidal metals scam. Every time you go to a health site, there is the compulsory add for the $80 bottle of colloidal silver in water which actually contains perhaps $0.03 worth of the ingredient and perhaps something to color it. It's a close second to the ionic water devices that sell for huge markups who's creators fail to mention that the ions are long gone by the time you swallow.

Was it P.T. Barnum who said "Nobody ever lost a dime underestimating the intelligence of the American Public"? I think in this case the FDA may be going overboard, but something certainly needs to be done to stop the fraud. Billions a year literally pissed down the drain.



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 04:05 PM
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Well, i got walnut trees and pecan trees in my yard so the FDA can kiss my ass. I'm sorry but, those MF's do not have the right to slap a patent on God's creations and i'll tell them that to their faces.



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 04:23 PM
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Seriously!! Are you kidding me??? So having a walnut tree in your back yard will be equivilent to having a [snip] growing in your back yard?? No way man....no freaking way....ok, ok.....thats it...I'm going into overtime, praying for Jesus's return, cause the world needs a good leader......this foolishness has to go!!

But wait??? Could I make this a business venture??? Cool!! I'm gonna go pick up a pallet of them and keep to sell on the corner.....I'll be the guy at the corner store with the sock full of nuts....just ask for a "quarter nut" and I'll hook you up......it's good stuff man....good stuff.
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posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
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Well, i got walnut trees and pecan trees in my yard so the FDA can kiss my ass. I'm sorry but, those MF's do not have the right to slap a patent on God's creations and i'll tell them that to their faces.


Man, I dont care what anybody says......I like your moxy!



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 04:27 PM
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Very nice debunking of this sensationalistic nonsense! Thankfully there are a few voices of reason here on ATS.



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 04:53 PM
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Originally posted by PROT3CTOR

Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
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Well, i got walnut trees and pecan trees in my yard so the FDA can kiss my ass. I'm sorry but, those MF's do not have the right to slap a patent on God's creations and i'll tell them that to their faces.


Man, I dont care what anybody says......I like your moxy!


I was born part countryboy, part redneck. I don't have a problem telling folks what i think about them. Sometimes it gets me into more trouble than its worth but it's who i am.



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