FDL Movie Night: Fed Up

By: Monday May 12, 2014 4:59 pm

The other night I was out with some friends and one of them commented on obesity and how “slothful” people had become, how it was a blight on communities and destroying the lives of people young and old. This developed into a discussion on the economics of food and the lack of exercise in school. FED UP, directed by tonight’s guest Stephanie Soechtig, shows us that the global obesity epidemic actually stems from our very human addiction to a simple substance: sugar.

 

$547 Million Can’t Paper Over Failure of Afghanistan War

By: Friday September 3, 2010 3:20 pm

The Pentagon’s public relations machine is working overtime these days trying to sell a theme of “progress” in Afghanistan to push back against calls to end the war. The message machine behind this push is gargantuan, costing $547 million and employing more than 27,000 people. But, as our latest Rethink Afghanistan video shows, all that wasted P.R. money can’t paper over the fact that the Afghanistan War isn’t making us safer, and it’s not worth the cost.

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