Cplus versus Orange Crush

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Ah, the epic battle. Actually it’s not much of a battle. Cplus sucks, and here’s why.

It’s got Benzene! …Or at least it did. Benzene is a carcinogenic chemical that can be formed by the breakdown of two other chemicals sometimes found together in pop: benzoate salts and ascorbic acid. Luckily someone at Health Canada’s got our back.

According to the packaging, Cplus contains 5% real Sunkist fruit juice, aka orange juice. OJ is a well known source of vitamin C. So why is it that the Nutrition Facts reveal that Cplus contains 0% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C? Which part of the orange juice did they include? Obviously not the nutritious part…

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Why don’t intelligent people represent us in politics?

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Apparently a law was passed in California 30 years ago making it a criminal offence for a tree to block solar panels.

Let that thought percolate in your brain for a second…

Why would someone pass such a law? Trees clean the air we breathe, and provide habitat for birds and animals. Solar power is a clean, renewable source of energy. These are both good things, so why would solar panels be considered more important? So important, that blocking one with a tree in California could earn you a fine and a criminal record.

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