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Does Fast Food Make Kids Dumber?

Does Fast Food Make Kids Dumber?

“Eating fast food may lead to lower student test scores in math, science and reading, a recent study of U.S. school children said,” reports Reuters. A survey showed that fast-food consumption by 8,544 fifth-graders forecast lower academic achievement in eighth grade, according to the study published in Clinical Pediatrics. “These results provide initial evidence that

Congressional Aid Lives On Food Stamps Budget, Finds He Has Money Left Over

Democrats are attacking Republicans for making cuts to the SNAP (food stamps) program which, in recent years, has reached record levels of spending. Part of that attack is an attempt to live off of a food stamps budget, which they claim can’t be done. To which I have two responses: First, it’s called the Supplemental

Pew Poll: For The First Time In 40 Years Majority Of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

It’s been trending this way for years, and will likely continue given that support for legalizing marijuana is most intense among the younger generations: The survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted March 13-17 among 1,501 adults, finds that young people are the most supportive of marijuana legalization. Fully 65% of Millennials –born since 1980

The Grand Forks Parks District Wants To Stop You From Being Unhealthy In Public

When the nanny statists behind the anti-smoking crusade were making their arguments, “second hand smoke” was the crux of their argument. Because smoking could potentially impact the health around you, it is ok to ban it in public spaces and even private property open to the public. And they’ve largely won that argument, both nationally

Mummies Had Clogged Arteries, Nanny Statists Hardest Hit

The basis for government laws regulating unhealthy foods and drinks, up to and including New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on large sugary drinks which is in effect starting tomorrow, is the idea that they cause problems such as heart disease. But new research into mummies indicates that heart disease was a problem for human

ND House Defeats Bill Requiring Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients

Rep. Dennis Johnson’s bill, HB1385, originally would have required drug testing for all recipients of public assistance. As I wrote yesterday, the bill got watered down over concerns about the legality of applying this to the SNAP (food stamps) program and privacy considerations in general. Today even that watered down version of the bill failed

48% Of North Dakota Welfare Spending Is On Fast Food, Eating Out, ATM's And Movie Rentals

I wrote previously about disturbing numbers from the North Dakota Department of Human Services regarding the use of TANF (welfare) funds in the state. DHS hasn’t been very forthcoming with data, and in my previous post I was only able to tell you about percentages of funds spent on certain categories with no dollar amount

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