MSG is not bad for you at all.

Reposting awesomeness for posterity:

MSG- Mono Sodium Glutamate. Glutamate being Glutamic Acid, a non-essential amino acid. Non-essential meaning your body produces it naturally. That’s right, glutamates are in your body right now! Mono-sodium meaning it is bound to sodium rather than protein or say potassium.
Glutamic Acid is a neurotransmitter. You need it for your brain to work. Without it, you’ll die.
Now being non-essential, it is true you do not need to consume it, like you would say tryptophan. However, being an amino acid, which are the building blocks of protein, glutamic acid must exist in a lot of food right? Well yes it does, and plenty of it! Tomatoes, Cheese, Meats, Fish, Algae, Soy, all of those contain good old glutamic acid, aka MSG. You are consuming MSG whenever you eat any of the these foods!
To make MSG, you basically just must isolate glutamic acid, then add sodium. This was originally done in the late 1900’s by the Japanese from seaweed in order to purify the “umami” flavor. They would dehydrate seaweed and being high in glutamic acid and sodium, MSG would form crystals on the top. Today, we use more modern and efficient means through bacterial fermentation.
Now that whole “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome”(CRS) thing. First things first, it doesn’t exist. In 1968 Robert Ho Man Kwok reported feelings of “numbness at the back of the neck, gradually radiating to both arms and the back, general weakness and palpitations.” This occurred after he ate a Chinese-American meal and blamed the culprit MSG. Thus CRS was born.
Ever since then, CRS has scared millions of Americans though the medias portrayal of MSG and CRS. Now you will see almost every single Asian restaurant with a “no MSG” sign on their establishment or Menu.
The fact of the matter is, and regardless of what you have heard, there is no proof(read: none, zip, zilch) that MSG causes CRS or any other symptom. An exception would be if you consume ridiculous quantities, i.e. several ounces(which would taste unpalatable!). In fact it is far less toxic than salt(5 times less!, 15-18g/kg vs 3g/kg), its cousin in seasoning. Again, there has been several double blind studies proving that not only did CRS not exist, but so called “MSG sensitivity/allergy(Fun fact: If someone ever says they have an allergy to MSG, you’re talking to a ghost because they are died)” didn’t exist.
Conclusion/TL;DR: MSG is not even remotely dangerous to humans.
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Fox News On UC Davis Pepper Spraying: "It’s a food product" – YouTube

Fox News On UC Davis Pepper Spraying: “It’s a food product” – YouTube:

The chancellor.. he was just trying to feed these students…

You bitch. What right does any human have to inflict this upon any other peaceful human? None.

I hope when FOX ‘News‘ turns its back on you, that you remember pepper spray is only a ‘food product‘.
FOX, you sicken us with your mistruths and bias.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE2Nxjv6gwM

News

If people are there, and they have something worthwhile to say – regardless of whether it is popular or potentially alarming or against the political status quo – it is news. Good reporters should be covering it, regardless of their personal political preferences – and let Americans come to their own conclusions.

Yes. Truth. Good.

Pentagon scare suspect found with "terror phrases"

Oh my fucking gosh. “Pentagon scare suspect found with terror phrases”.

Seriously? Terror phrases? Oh noes…

Problems with this news article. The whole thing is written like it’s from Fox News. (I think they should change their name to “Faux News” or “pseudonews“.)

  1. “…law enforcement source…” – Who? Cite your source, or it’s invalid.
  2. “…of a suspicious car…” – How was the car suspicious?
  3. “…was carrying a notebook that contained the phrases, ‘al Qaeda’, ‘Taliban rules’, and ‘Mujahid defeated croatian forces.’…” – Oh dear.. a notebook? With words? What is this world coming to?! Arghhh *insert wilhelm scream*!!
  4. “…Despite the references to the terror organization…” – Reporters, cops, students, etc. write down references to these organizations all the time too. Does that make them suspicious? And ‘despite’.. what the hell does that mean? Bias author. Bias. Learn how to write in a neutral tone.
  5. “…references to the terror organization that organized the 9/11 attacks…” – What does 9/11 have to do with this guy? Irrelevant. Do not include irrelevant trivia in proper news articles.
  6. “…the source said the man is not thought to have been involved in a terrorist act or plot…” – Then why is he a suspect? Don’t you need a crime before you can have a suspect?
  7. “…the man’s backpack also contained 20 spent 9 mm shell casings…” – Oh dear. Spent casings.. good thing they can’t be used in a shooting crime now. Good thing us lowly citizens are not allowed to defend ourselves. Or even practice with the weapons. You know ‘practice’, so we shoot only the bad guys stealing our women (and not other fellow citizens).
  8. “… and three cans of black spray paint…” – Black spray paint? Oh no! What is this world coming to?! Arghhhhh *insert another wilhelm scream* Wait, only 3 cans? Newbie. 😛
  9. “… a non-explosive material was also found…” – Non-explosive? Then why mention the word explosive? Oh yah.. for the shock/terror effect. I too, btw, also found some non-explosive material in my backpack. That reminds me, I need to wash my blankie.
  10. “…A law enforcement official speaking on the condition of anonymity…” – Yah, good ol’ reliable anonymous source. These anonymous sources always work so well to support unsubstantiated and biased information.
  11. “…officials found what appeared to be an unknown quantity of ammonium nitrate…” – What officials? “Appears to be”.. don’t they have any chemical analysts on staff? “Unknown quantity”? Sigh. Morons. Always talking crap about crap they don’t know crap about. Don’t release guesses in a news article!
  12. “…The official, who was not authorized to release the information…” – Speaks for itself.
  13. “…nothing else was found that would have enabled an explosion…” – What, not even any beans? What is the author’s obsession with there being an explosion at the Pentagon? It’s like he wants it to happen…
  14. “…Ammonium nitrate is a chemical compound that is widely used in fertilizers…” – Actually, it is NOT widely used. AFAIK, around 5% of all fertilizers sold. Again, irrelevant bias.
  15. “…and can be used in explosives with the correct concentration…” – Um, so can sugar. And flour. Arrest all the bakers!
  16. “…The man…was being held by the U.S. Park Police. No charges have been filed against him.” – Then why is he being held?! What the hell.
  17. “…The man was detained after the U.S. Park Police came across him in early Friday morning in Arlington National Cemetery…” – Got it. Don’t be in a cemetery on Friday mornings.
  18. “…The Park Police then launched a search for the man’s vehicle, which was found near the Pentagon…” – What prompted a search for his vehicle? Are they confusing cause and effect?
  19. “…The 2011 red Nissan…” – Aha, now we are getting somewhere. A teenager has an expensive new vehicle.. surely trouble follows, eh?
  20. “… including the use of a water cannon…” – Bet they showed him! Asshats probably destroyed his brand new car.
  21. “…no suspicious items were found in the vehicle…” – Well, of course not. They were blown out by the water cannon!
  22. “…suspected of planting suspicious devices…” – What? What devices? Is this anything like the ‘college student brings fake bomb to airport’ scandal? You know, the piece of art that was not anything like a bomb. Nor declared or nor described as a bomb?
  23. “…In another incident earlier this week, a motorist found with a gun and what appeared to be a suspicious package near the Pentagon was taken into custody…” – Irrelevant, people!!

There you have it. My very unprofessionally written comments on how much these types of news articles suck.
They are loaded with misinformation, which I swear is done on purpose to delude any gullible masses into thinking that these ‘officials’ are keeping the country safe from terrorists.

Nothing to see here. Move along.