Disney Treats Make You Fat, Says Center for Science in the Public Interest

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The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has issued an open letter to Disney requesting the company stop allowing the images of its characters to be used on the packaging of holiday treats such as cookies and candy.

According to the Center, offending products include Pillsbury Halloween cookies featuring Cinderella's iconic glass slipper and packs of assorted candies including images of Buzz Lightyear.

Earlier this year, Disney proactively banned advertisements of unhealthy food items on all its television channels, websites, and radio shows in an effort to ban forces with others in the movement to improve the health of children.

As far as image placement, Disney's policy requires that 85 percent of food items marketed with its characters meet certain standards when it comes to nutritional content. According to CSPI director, Michael Jacobson, that is not enough.

"While we understand that some children want Disney-themed birthday cakes, the use of characters to promote holiday candy runs counter to Disney's commitment to responsible marketing to children," they wrote. "With so many holidays following one after another -- Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day and Easter -- such treats are not only available for special occasions, but rather have become a part of everyday marketing promotions throughout much of the year," read CSPI's statement as reported in the Los Angeles Times.

It seems that Disney does indeed contain the 15 percent to holiday-related treats, such as chocolate candies in the shape of Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater, Valentine's Day box sets featuring Disney princesses and fairies, and Mickey Mouse Easter baskets.

The CSPI proposes the banning of Disney images on any and all "unhealthy" items and offers an alternative currently being used to promote Paramount Farms pistachios, which include the image of Frankenweenie.

Although the marketing of unhealthy food to children is a major issue in this country, from home to school to television, what most needs to be learned is moderation. And the CSPI's proposal ignores that fact.

If we eat healthy year round, there is nothing wrong with some Milky Ways on Halloween, some pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, and some flan on Noche Buena. Disney has made it clear that they no longer abuse the popularity of its characters to shove sugary treats down kids' throats. Why berate them for practicing what we should all learn to practice? Moderation is key to a healthy lifestyle.

Disney released the following statement yesterday:
"Disney inspires kids and families to lead healthier lifestyles through comprehensive nutrition guidelines and food advertising standards that were a first for a major media company. For those special occasions where families enjoy celebrating with our characters, we reserve a mere 15% of our overall licensed food business for specialized items like birthday cakes, holiday and Halloween treats."
Well said.

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HormigaRoja
HormigaRoja

In a very exclusive school where just millionaires and politicians' sons and daughters may assist, the teacher asks her important students:


- OK boys and girls, lets conjugate the verb steal. Emilito, you first.

- Yes madam:

* I get a tax credit.

* You find tax avoidance paths.

* We buy Mega-yachts.

* They approve a new tax law.

* You forgive my debt.

* And everybody is f*k up.


HormigaRoja
HormigaRoja

Ninfita Salinas and Emilito Azcarraga Fastlicht have gone to the movies, but they get bored waiting the film start, so they began gambling.

- Emilito, I bet a dollar you canno hit the bald kid over there down stairs.
- Sure I hit him, just see me.

Then Emilito went running down stairs and when he got to the place where the victim was, he hit his head made him screem.

- Hey Charly !!! How do you do? I haven't seen you for so long.
- Ouuuuuuuch !! I'm not Charly, I'm not Charly.
- Owww, really? Please forgive me, but you look like my dear friend Charly.
- OK, OK.

So Emilito got back his place to get his money.

- You owe me a dollar. Pay me.
- Not yet Emilito. I bet 5 dollars you cannot hit that kid again.
- Oh yeah. Poor kid.

And Emilito went back with the bald kid and hit his head again making him cry.

- You're Charly !!! Why you try to cheat me? You don't want to give me back my scooter, rigth?
- Naaaaaaaah !!! Waaaaa !! Waaaa !! I'm not Charly. I told you, I'm not Charly.
- Owww. Please forgive me. But you are exactly the same as my friend Charly. Really.

And Emilito went back to his place to get his money.

- OK Emilito. Now I bet 10 dollars you don't hit the same bald kid again.

But the kid already moved to other place at the highest part of the cinema, to avoid Emilito hit him again. With no luck, because when Emilito saw him he hit his head again.

- Hey Charly !!! How do you do? I mistake you for a bald kid down stairs.

HormigaRoja
HormigaRoja

LETTER TO SANTA CLAUS

Emilito Azcarraga Fastlicht was writing a letter to Santa, lying next to the tree and the Virgin Mary's and the Child Jesus' figures:

- Dear Santa Claus, this year I have been a very good kid and I want a bike as Christmas present.

But when Emilito was putting the letter in the Christmas stocking, the Virgin Mary's gaze made him hesitate. So he shredded the letter and wrote it again.

- Dear Santa, this year I have not been a good kid but I promise I will endeavour to be a good boy next year. If possible I would like a bike as Christmas present.

But when Emilito was putting the letter in the Christmas stocking, the Virgin Mary's gaze made him hesitate once again and he shredded the letter one more time. Then he took the Virgin Mary's and Child Jesus' figures and put them inside a dirty and dark trunk:

- Listen to me very carefully fool old man, if you want to see again the Virgin Mary and the Child Jesus, bring me a fully equipped mountain bike and put it next to the stupid tree.
 

HormigaRoja
HormigaRoja

LITTLE DUCK

The kid Emilito Azcarraga Fastlicht bought a little duck with the money from his piggy bank. When his mother saw it she became histeric and made him to return it. But the pet shop was closed and he didn't want to take the duck back home.

So he began to knock at the neighborhood doors to offer the little duck:

- Mr. Jones, I sell you my little duck.
- No kid, don't disturbe me.

Then he went to the next house:

- Mr. Roberts, I sell you my little duck.
- No kid, I'm busy.

And he went from house to house up to he got to Mrs. Johnson's house who was with a man that wasn't his husband. When Emilito knocked at the door she scared:

- My husband, my husband !! Hide quick in the closet.

When she opened the door, the woman saw Emilito.

- Ouu, that was you. What do you want Emilito?
- Mrs. Johnson, I sell you my little duck.
- No kid, don't diturbe me now. Go home.

But in that moment Mr. Johnson was parking near home.

- My husband, my husband !! Run Emilito, hide in the closet.

And Emilito got into the same closet than the guy that was with the neighbor. So Mr. Johnson hugged his wife and took her to the bed to have a nice and long night with her.

- Mister.
- What do you want kid? Shut up, they will hear us.
- I sell you my little duck.
- Don't diturbe me kid and shut up.
- I'll screem.
- Ok, ok. How much does it cost?
- 50 dollars.
- 50 dollars for that stupid duck?
- I'll screem.
- Ok, ok. Here you have your money. Now give me the duck and shut up.

But 15 minutes later ...

- Mister.
- What do you want kid? Shut up.
- I buy your litle duck.
- Whaaaaat ???
- I'll screem.
- Ok, ok. Give me the 50 dollars.
- I'll give you 5.
- Whaaaaat ???
- I'll screem.
- Ok, ok. Give me the 5. Here you have the duck.

And they repeated the same rutine all the night up to the next day.
And Emilito got home with 700 dollars and the little duck.

- Mommy, mommy. I got a fool yesterday.
- A fool? What did you do exactly?

And Emilito told her on detail what happened during last night.

- Emilito, that's very bad. Give me the duck and the money and go to the church to confess.

Very sad to have lost his earnings, Emilito got to the Church and confessed:

- Father, I confess last night in a closet I was swindling an idiot that was with Mrs. Johnson, the neighbor.
- You son of a bitch !!! You was the one with the duck !!!
 

HormigaRoja
HormigaRoja

In a Hollywood’s night club, Lindsay Lohan and Mickey Mouse were having some Fairy Dust lines when it finishes:

- Don’t you have more Mickey?
- I can’t find it, but let me ask King Loui.

Then Mickey Mouse finds the orangutang next to the bar wobbling and glancing nowhere:

- Hey Monkey, have you seen my Fairy Dust package?
- I swear I haven’t. And have you seen the elephant that is flying in the VIP zone?

HormigaRoja
HormigaRoja

Noah was in his Ark when he notices it was moving to everywhere with no control. Very confused he went to find out what was happening and when he got to the animals level he saw that all of them were doing it. Noah got very angry and he told them:

- What are you doing cynical and shameless animals? You're gonna sink my Ark. Stop right now or I will throw you out here.

In deep shame all the animals obeyed him without hesitation. But Noah felt very sorry for them and he began to give them one ticket per couple, which indicated the week day and hour they were authorized to do it.

- If you don't respect the ticket data, I will throw you out the Ark.

The days passed and the King Loui daily bother his wife telling her:

- The next Thursday at 10:00 pm o'clock you will suffer.

And during 3 days the orangutang repeated the same sentence to his wife, up to she went to complain about him:

- Noah, Loui doesn't stop bother me repeating and repeating that the next Thursday at 10:00 pm I will suffer. The guys are gossiping about me already.

Very angry Noah went to look for the orangutang to tell him:

- You stupid and fool ape. Why are you bothering your wife telling her that she will suffer next Thursday?

And the King Loui answered:

- Well Noah, that's because I lost the tickey playing poker with the elephant.

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