Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Girl Scouts Don’t Care About You

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Next time a cute little Girl Scout tries to pawn off cookies on you, slam the door in her face.

MeMe Roth of National Action Against Obesity wants cookie cravers to stop buying treats from Girl Scout troops because the sweets are bad for your health.

She explains, “Girl Scouts promote harmful substances as a fundraiser. They start selling mid-January because they’re counting on an already bloated nation to give up their diets.”

Folks can take part in Roth’s cookie crusade by rejecting soliciting Scouts and telling them you’re jut trying to stay healthy.

She also says giving money to the tiny troops is a better way to go, since only 60 cents from every box of cookies actually goes to the local Girl Scouts.

By donating $1, local Scouts would nearly double their profits they’d get from selling one lousy box of cookies.

And for those still tempted to buy a box of Thin Mints, Roth has a warning: “Anything that has chemicals in it to increase its shelf life will decrease your shelf life.”

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