I have no problem being wrong. However one can use the truth to illuminate or as a bludgeon. I stand corrected about bromine being a plastic. Your turn.
Health effects of bromine
Bromine is corrosive to human tissue in a liquid state and its vapors irritate eyes and throat. Bromine vapors are very toxic with inhalation.
Humans can absorb organic bromines through the skin, with food and during breathing. Organic bromines are widely used as sprays to kill insects and other unwanted pests. But they are not only poisonous to the animals that they are used against, but also to larger animals. In many cases they are poisonous to humans, too.
The most important health effects that can be caused by bromine-containing organic contaminants are malfunctioning of the nervous system and disturbances in genetic materials.
But organic bromines can also cause damage to organs such as liver, kidneys, lungs and milt and they can cause stomach and gastrointestinal malfunctioning. Some forms of organic bromines, such as ethylene bromine, can even cause cancer.
Inorganic bromines are found in nature, but whereas they occur naturally humans have added too much through the years. Through food and drinking water humans absorb high doses of inorganic bromines. These bromines can damage the nervous system and the thyroid gland.
Perhaps next time you could keep a more civil tongue?
 April 25, 2015 at 7:09am
If you think this change makes soda safe for human consumption, guess again. There are many things in the mix that can’t be good for you. Try bromine. They use it as a color stabilizer. It is used in other applications as a flame retardant and is technically a plastic. Yum Yum. Sodas stopped being food a long time ago.
As well as phosphoric acid...leaches calcium from your bones.
Bromine is NOT technically a plastic and only an idiot would make that claim. Plastics are polymers, which are complex molecules. Bromine is an element.
[From Wikipedia: Elemental bromine is a fuming red-brown liquid at room temperature, corrosive and toxic, with properties between those of chlorine and iodine. Free bromine does not occur in nature, but occurs as colorless soluble crystalline mineral halide salts, analogous to table salt. FREE BROMINE DOES NOT OCCUR IN NATURE.
research suggests that bromine is necessary for tissue development. In addition, bromine is used preferentially over chlorine by one antiparasitic enzyme in the human immune system. Organobromides are needed and produced enzymatically from bromide by some lower life forms in the sea, particularly algae, and the ash of seaweed was one source of bromine's discovery. As a pharmaceutical, the simple bromide ion, Br−, has inhibitory effects on the central nervous system, and bromide salts were once a major medical sedative, before being replaced by shorter-acting drugs. They retain niche uses as antiepileptics.]
What’s used in some sodas is brominated vegetable oil. [Bromine is also used in the production of brominated vegetable oil, which is used as an emulsifier in many citrus-flavored soft drinks (for example, Mountain Dew).] Emulsifiers improve the solubility of insoluble substances with water.
Why don’t you learn the fact before proving how ignorant you are?
Both of you are right, Silversmith and Wigone; but Obama didn't fool me after his first couple months in office. He's NOTHING like he presented himself, and I figured he was opening Iran got nukes before he left office.
 April 14, 2015 at 1:10pm
Shanty trolls hard.
 April 13, 2015 at 4:09pm
Can you pardon treason….?
 April 13, 2015 at 1:54pm
It’s interesting to read the posts here. The moment you mention vaccines people stop listening to each other and begin to blather. Y’all are disappointing.
That's because they think that if they look something up on SNOPES they have found the answer. Or wikipedia. Its a mass of ignorance, instead of just following common sense.
Common sense says that if the USA vaccinates the most, then that is the correlation between the USA having the highest AUTISM rates. They say "nobody knows! how Autism starts!" and yet we have these graphs and charts showing a correlary, but the doctors say "PAY NO ATTENTION to those connecting dots!" (it means my livelihood would be in trouble, because I pushed the vaccines, and now I am going to get sued.)
 April 13, 2015 at 9:37am
Run Hillary. I hope the DNC backs you all the way…. out to pasture.
Your state's deficit if projected at $2 BILLION DOLLARS.
It won't go unmentioned in the debates,
@very - What does CT have to do with WI? Oh yeah -- shooting from the hip again I see. Lot's of noise, little accuracy.
Walker's work has not yet come to fruition. Wait until the education cuts take full effect; watch as the standard of living and median wage rates collapse.
@gert7to3 Nah, I think I'll watch as your prediction does.
 April 10, 2015 at 1:21pm
If you don’t have a problem on a bus, then why would it be any different in a car? Nah, these things will get stalled because of the loss of revenue by local police. No more speeding tickets, or DWI/DUI infractions. What WILL they do??? Eh, they’ll come up with something…..!
I've gotten terribly motion sick trying to read something in a car but don't when I'm on a bus. Could be the size difference of the vehicles or the rider's proximity to the road.
I've had motion sickness on buses many times.
 April 10, 2015 at 1:14pm
Repeal ALL FEDERAL TAXES……ALL. Then add a modest consumer tax for all purchases. With criminals and congressmen (am I being redundant?) finally paying taxes with the rest of America, I think we’d be doing just fine. You’d just be paying tax on what you use – and no returns!
 April 10, 2015 at 1:07pm
No one cares, because you are lying about it. Saying it louder won’t help.
 April 8, 2015 at 7:38pm
Biden isn’t qualified to speak english, let alone anything about ISIS or Iraq.
 April 5, 2015 at 8:15pm
If anyone actually believes him, then there is really nothing to say to them. It is too late. They don’t deserve their liberty if that kind of foolishness is what guides them. And I won’t have to worry myself about depriving them of it. They will surely give it away themselves.
April 5, 2015 at 7:36am
My thoughts exactly. This deal legitimizes their nuclear program and relieves the sanctions already in place. Of course it’s backed by “Iran’s establishment”. I don’t believe a word coming out of DC on this right now.
 April 4, 2015 at 9:32am
Barry is either incredibly successful, or an incredible failure. I guess it depends on who’s team you think he is playing for.