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A point is being missed here. Assuming most of the state bills are similar in nature to Maryland's Senate Bill 281 and House Bill 294, along with any other legislation which would ban the transport, sale, purchase, transfer or possession of commonly owned semi-automatic firearms, subject residents to an onerous process to purchase, rent, or be in possession of a handgun, give vast discretionary power to the State Police over the right to keep and bear arms, and otherwise penalize law-abiding constituents for exercising their constitutionally protected Second Amendment rights. Can someone say "future Canadian-style gun confiscation? And the same Canadian-style fail?
Minute Maid 100% Orange Juice IS unadulterated oranges (pulp adds texture, not nutrition). Proof is looking up what's in raw oranges. 100g of raw oranges contains 90% RDA of Vitamin C and 4% RDA of Calcium . Minute Maid Orange Juice with Calcium boosted the Calcium content up to 35% RDA. Japan has a brand of Coca-Cola with Vitamins added. But after the spanking the company went though with "New Coke", it's unlikely the formula is doing another change in the U.S..
... Per day, the average teenager consumes between 10 and 15 teaspoons of refined sugar via soda—which, according to government standards, is about their daily requirement for all foods. This amount of sugar without additional nutrition is why Coke is known as having "empty calories." Beverages like Coca-Cola are part of the American lifestyle, like cheeseburgers and apple pie. Even though they contain little more than sugar and water, they can still be part of a balanced, nutritious diet if used moderately for special occasions. But to have the country's mayors be my mother's surrogates? Sorry, but my real mother is far more prettier.
Saying there's about as much calories and sugar in orange juice and Coke is telling a half-truth. Comparing an eight 8-ounce glass between the two made by the same company shows: Minute Maid 100% orange juice has 110 calories, 15 mg of sodium (1% RDA for a 2,000 calorie diet), 27g of carbohydrates (9%), 24g of sugar, and provides 13% of the RDA of potassium, as well as vitamin C (120%), vitamin B6 (4%), thiamin (10%), folate (15%), magnesium (6%), calcium (2%) and niacin (2%). In contrast regular Coca-Cola has 100 calories, 30 mg of sodium (1%), 27g of carbohydrates (9%) and 27g of sugar. The soda provides no protein, fat, fiber, vitamins or minerals. Diet Coke and Coca-Cola Zero have no calories and no carbohydrates. ...
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