• John Vogel

    Time For Daddy Redux In America

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     by John Vogel
     on June 18, 2012

    This morning, my wife looked up from her pile of weekend newspapers saying: “I’m so tired of reading ‘Father’s Day’ articles. Not one of them tackled core fatherhood issues that threaten the downfall of our country.” And I replied: “That’s because very few readers – particularly men – want to face their failures.” Unfortunately, America is paying a high price for downplaying the father’s critical role in raising up…

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    Anti-obesity, Soda Regs May Be Fattening; Won't Help Agriculture

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     by John Vogel
     on June 11, 2012

    NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg seems to think that Americans can be regulated into slimming down their diets by reducing soda sugar intake. Problem is, he has a lot of company. And that attitude won't help anybody, let alone American agriculture. USDA and nutrition educators, for instance, swarm like ants to sugar pie over encouraging school food lunch programs to use more fresh fruits and vegetables. That can be a good thing. But they’re still not targeting the brain-to-belly connection…

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    NYC Mayor Bloomberg Brain Unplugged On Soda Ban

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     by John Vogel
     on June 1, 2012

    I once thought that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was a smart man. I guess he’s not as savvy as I thought. His latest blooper dropped him into Vice President Biden’s category. Some politicians will say anything to gain votes. But in this case, he has lost his mind to political correctness and it’ll cost him votes. What did he do?! On Wednesday, Bloomberg proposed a NYC ban on the sale of large sugary drinks. You have to wonder who hyped him on caffeine to spout…

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