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Briefing Book! Little Info on TV Doctor Rumored To Be Next Surgeon General

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Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 8 years
It says this about him and I think its good: "predisposed to avoiding controversy thanks partly to his embrace of journalistic objectivity in his public life, but also because he is dispassionate and non-ideological by nature." NON-ideological is good. PRACTICAL is good. I'm going to keep an open mind on this one, I see some strong reasons to like this guy and I think he might be a good choice. Now the question is - will the big bad machine that is federal government allow him to say what is true and not what is BS? The FDA are no friends of mine, and some of the "truth" on oils, sugars and fat that has been spewed out unto the American population under the guise of "truth and scientific" is utter, unbelievable, CRAP. The story of soy products in the USA is enough to make someone shudder, not to mention aspartame.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
I have to say that he has really nice skin.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
If he did say those things, I would be disappointed because that is not accurate. However, I would need to see a quote or something to actually believe that he said it. Also, I don't think that I would need to agree with him in every area to make a good SG. I think that we need a very serious "AMERICA, FOOD IS KILLING OUR COUNTRY" message coming from that office. I think the drug policy should be left to other departments, but I don't really know what the SG actually presides over.
organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
"apparently in 2002 he said smoking pot would lead to psychosis, depression and schizophrenia, then he won't support any attempts to ease up on it legally. They're a lobby, they're going to be hyper about anything that reflects negatively on their issue." Good information. Very upsetting.
bluesuze bluesuze 8 years
Stephen Colbert likened Blago's hair to those Lego people. He's totally right!
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
At first I didn't see the gum story (my eyes glossed over it for some reason) and I kept getting the comments in my e-mails. I was so confused! I think that means it's time for me to go home.
stephley stephley 8 years
I guess their thinking is that if he's against pot, and apparently in 2002 he said smoking pot would lead to psychosis, depression and schizophrenia, then he won't support any attempts to ease up on it legally. They're a lobby, they're going to be hyper about anything that reflects negatively on their issue.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
But the Surgeon General doesn't make decisions about law and drug classification. Wouldn't that be the "drug czar's" job? I think you could have a SG thinking it was not a healthy thing to partake of, while still allowing it to be legal or decriminalized.
stephley stephley 8 years
They did fine you for spitting in Singapore - don't know if they still do. The pro-pot lobby doesn't think Gupta's a good choice and I read that Paul Krugman thinks he's a dick. I'm just saying...
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
I think they were teenagers. I have no idea why anyone would want to do that. It made me want to move to Singapore temporarily. Don't they fine you for spitting there?
Jillness Jillness 8 years
Wow, pop that is so gross!!! I feel for you, I don't know if I could have handled seeing all that nastiness. Blech.
liliblu liliblu 8 years
Pop, yuck :SICK: . I have never understood the need or desire to spit on public sidewalks. It's just nasty. Hypno's right, wrap the gum in paper until you find a trash can.
amybdk amybdk 8 years
I have a used-gum ball instead of a rubber band ball. Total trophy.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Ewwwww pop :sick: I do the hypno thing. Wrap it up in whatever piece of paper is available and throw it away when I can.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
I don't swallow gum but i try my best to throw it in the garabage can. Nothing sucks more than steppin in gum with your new shoes.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Damn and I love me some water melon.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
Dr. Sanjay Gupta as surgeon general? I can't see that for some reason. The gum thing is a myth... but it is still preached by moms every where. Along with the dont' swallow watermelon seed cause you'll grow a watermelon in your belly. (That is a myth... I tried it as a kid.) :D
janneth janneth 8 years
Every sidewalk in every city has spots of old gum everywhere. People cannot spit it into a trash can. Cannot.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Oh see don't get me started on loogies honey. You just made the hairs on my arms stand up, lol.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
WOW that's disgusting. How old were these kids? Who does that?!
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
The grossest thing happened to me yesterday. I was trying to go to the library but these three kids had decided to make some kind of spit moat around the steps. They were all just sitting there spitting into the walkway in front of the steps. They were big old loogies (sp). I literally had to do a mini longjump to avoid stepping in these pools of spit. I almost puked.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Yeah how about throw the the damn thing in the trash. When I chew gum and I'm done if a waste bin is not readily available I simply wrap it back up in it's wrapper or a piece of paper and throw it away when I can, ain't no thang. People act like it's freakin chore or something.
stephley stephley 8 years
I heard that doctors did start yelling about obstructions when the 'swallow your gum' news got out. :(
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Mmm M! I can't wait to take my dose of Gupta honey I can't stand it when people spit their gum everywhere it's just so lazy and rude. When I was in High School I would beat a fool if I saw them put their gum under a desk, well not really but I did get in their face about it.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Yeah, I'm glad Mandvi's getting more screen time lately.
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