Addiction Sameness

Alcohol, Opiates, Fat and Sugar are all Addictive Substances: this blog is about that "addiction sameness".

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Wonky World

Jacob Oudshoorn

Colombia drug trade

A Colombian anti-drug policeman stands guard after burning a cocaine laboratory in Puerto Concordia near Meta province. At least 90 members of the drug police are participating in Operation Republica 73, aimed at destroying labs that belonged to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

Updated: Fri, 27 Jan 2012

By Antony BennisonWeek in pictures - Jan. 27
Puerto Concordia
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Chicken McNuggets

Her Fowl Eating Habits Caused Malnutrition
Chicken McNuggets may taste like heaven, but they have the nutritional benefits of scrap metal. A British girl found this out the hard way after her 15 YEAR addiction to the fried food landed her in the hospital.

Stacey Irvine, a 17 year old girl from Birmingham, was hospitalized after she had breathing problems and passed out at work. Doctors found swollen veins in her tongue and diagnosed her with anemia.
When asked about her diet, the girl replied that she has been living off only Mcdonald's Chicken McNuggets since she was two years old.

"McDonald's chicken nuggets are my favourite. I share 20 with my boyfriend with chips," she said. "But I also like KFC and supermarket brands. My main meal is always chicken nuggets every day."
The girl's mother says she's tried everything to get her to stop eating the mysteriously shaped snacks, but to no avail.

"I'm at my wit's end. I'm praying she can be helped before it's too late," she said. "It breaks my heart to see her eating those damned nuggets. She's been told in no uncertain terms that she'll die if she carries on like this. But she says she can't eat anything else."

Irvine, who admits she has rarely ever eaten a vegetable or fruit, says she is finally beginning to see that her habits are clucking up her arteries.

Still, the girl's bird-brained diet has led to another problem: where to keep all her Happy Meal toys. She currently has four giant bins of them.