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A "scammy gummy"??????????????? Now my day is ruined even more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Though "scammy gummy" is fun to say.

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I got clear on this as a teenager when I read a quote -- attributed to Twain but in any case an indication of its age. Something to the point that he avoided fads diets because he was afraid of dying from a typographical error.

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Call me a thief of joy, but I can't understand how anyone can think a gummy or a hypothermic treatment or whatever magic bean will fundamentally change their body/shed pounds. It's a quick fix at best but is ultimately a waste of money and could really hurt your metabolism (or organs).

Take walks. Eat some veggies. Drink water. Turn the phone off and go to bed at a reasonable hour. You may not have an incredible hip to waist ratio or ass that you can bounce a quarter off of but you'll probably feel pretty happy.

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"Nurture Originals, Foster Art, and Keep Entertainment Safe (NO FAKES) Act"

I hate acronyms where the meaning is constructed from the acronym out.

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IMO it's like faking a signature, should be treated as such.

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I've been enjoying reruns of Hogan's Heroes. A lot of moral clarity in that show.

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Schultz minds his own damn business. "NUSSING! I KNOW NUSSING!"

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Ta, Robyn. Avoid scams.

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There are so many things I'd like to see banned from advertising on TV, from diet suppliments, to Lawyers and prescription medicines.

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AND boner pills!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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There are no safe "weight loss" supplements. Either they do nothing or are dangerous; or both dangerous AND do nothing!

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May as well go straight to meth, once your teeth are gone the pounds melt away.

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I swear, don't people know by now that you cannot lose weight with shortcuts? Okay yeah Ozempic and it's ilk but once you quit it, you go back to your normal size unless you change the way you eat and add exercise to the mix.

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Thats what I did 21 years ago. Made permanent changes in my diet and exercise and over 15 years got down from 300 to 180-85 (I am 6'1"). I have never admitted the possibility of changing back to my old habits, but am always striving to tweak my current ones.

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I’m guessing from your name that you bike. I just want to warn you that exercise and a healthful diet will increase your longevity. 😂

The best thing ever is being kind to yourself. Bravo to you!

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I commute 14 miles round trip every day and have not owned a car in 30 years. Smug does not begin to describe me!

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I think that is pretty amazing myself. Go ahead and be “smug”. You’ve earned it.

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"Okay yeah Ozempic and it's ilk but once you quit it, you go back to your normal size unless you change the way you eat and add exercise to the mix."

You go back to your "normal size" (and sometimes even bigger) EVEN IF you do those things ...

... which is the part of all this a whole lot of people don't want to talk about at all

https://www.maintenancephase.com/

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Not whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles, and warm woollen mittens?

Oprah's favourite things are rather disappointing.

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Hilarious Satanic Pancake! But bacon wrapped butter stick sounds intriguing…

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Have you BEEN to the Iowa State Fair?

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Never. Use a debit card for an online purchase. If they insist, just do the Nancy Reagan.

On an alike topic, the Garrett Haake deepfake was quite unsettling. I find these types of games to be potentially much more damaging than the commercial ones. Once the socials catch this stuff, it's shaking a tattered pillow in the wind. We will be seeing more of it.

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You just have to be smarter than these scammers. I keep abreast of the literature, and do deep research before trying any of these things. And so far, I’ve avoided all scams, and managed to settle on the only legitimate weight loss program out there — the bacon-wrapped butter stick diet, with three weekly delivers of five sticks at only $99.95 each. Pretty sure the pounds are going to melt right off.

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"Luke Combs, Lainey Wilson and Tim McGraw have been used to promote them as well"

It's like fans of country music are easy marks for scams or something.

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introduced the Nurture Originals, Foster Art, and Keep Entertainment Safe (NO FAKES) Act

They could just call it the No Fakes act without the tortured anagram

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This is actually a pet peeve of mine. My school (US high school) has three programs that spell out "ACT" and for each of them I just always pretend I cannot remember what they stand for.

For some reason "PLC" is a popular initialism as well.

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