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  1. Both Voyagers are still going. Heading off into interstellar space.
  2. Getting hooked on sugar is nothing to do with evolution. The big problem is that our bodies haven't evolved to cope with us consuming these relatively vast quantities.
  3. Your so called "Summer Fruits" flavour has probably never been any closer to a piece of fruit than the inside of a chemical reactor. Did you eat pear drops when you were a wean? Never seen a pear in their lives. That was butyl acetate you were eating.
  4. My first question would be "why drink it at all?". For all the nutritional value you get out of that sort of stuff you would be as well drinking tap water. You're probably going to tell me that you think it tastes good. There have been some reports that it may cause cancer but as far as I am aware there have been no reliable studies which back that up. But that doesn't mean that it isn't carcinogenic. Stick to real ale, red wine, whisky and tap water. Virtually no sugar at all.
  5. I didn't even watch it, but I'm guessing that it's still all about Tiger?
  6. I think the question we should be asking as a society is "Why do we feel the need to continually pump bags and bags this sweet sugary shyte into our system day after day after day?" IMO, it doesn't even taste very good but I'm obviously in a minority on that one. I think there are two main answers to that question. Parents get their kids hooked on it like junkies, from a very early age, by pumping this shyte into their poor wee bodies before they are old enough to be able to make the choice for themselves. Children are effectively being poisoned by their own parents. Most parents know fine well that sugar is not good for them but they continue feed it to their kids by the bucket load. Loads of companies make mega bucks from this shyte. As you say our bodies don't actually need sugars at all and the amount we get from eating fruit and vegetables won't do us any harm. Just stop eating and drinking added sugar folks. You don't need it and it will end up killing loads of you. Artificial sweeteners is a different massive mine field to get your head around. It's important to realise that there are a whole load of different chemicals involved here. I think there are currently about six chemicals that make up the majority of the market. There are many other minor players as well. Each one is very different chemically and will have very different effects on the body. The one I know most about is Sucralose. If I had to choose any of them (which I don't) this is the one I would choose to use. It is made by processing sucrose. The sucrose undergoes a chemical process which modifies the chemistry and the structure of the molecule. Of all the main sweeteners, it's the closest thing to actual sugar that you will find. It's main benefits are that it passes through the body un-metabolised and it is about 600 times sweeter than sucrose so in theory you should only need about one 600th of the amount to get the same sweetness kick. As with all sweeteners though, the sweetness can "trick" the body into expecting to get a heavy dose of sugar into the stomach very soon, and your endocrine system kicks into action. When the expected sugar fix doesn't arrive the endocrine system goes "WTF happened there?". This can lead to problems later on when your body gets a dose of real sugar and the endocrine system goes "away tae fuk, you're no fooling me with that one again". A load of research is going on in this field at the moment. But a lot of that research is being sponsored by ......you guessed it...... BIG SUGAR. IMO sugar abuse is going to be a far bigger problem than drug abuse.
  7. To try to bring a wee bit of perspective back for the poor Killie fans. Gordon Strachan's first European adventure with Celtic wasn't exactly a success, but he then went onto win the league there years in a row. Having said that, I wouldn't be surprised if Killie are down in the relegation zone come November time.
  8. Who is going to pay for it and how much does it cost?
  9. And, have you thought about the logistics of trying to check 30,000 IDs for a game at Hampden. We would all need to turn up a week before the game.
  10. Who is going to check it and how much will it cost?
  11. They are being rewarded for buying a ticket. Whether they sell them onto somebody else or just don't use them isn't very important to the SFA. They just want to sell tickets. I think they would like to see the ground as full as possible but as long as they have got the money for the ticket they won't be that bothered.
  12. Can you point me in the direction of the rule which states that the SNP leader must be a MSP? But, I do agree that Angus Robertson will not be the next leader of the SNP.
  13. That would be the logical end game. They feel they need to do it step by step though.
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