I had to split this from the McDonalds jingle thread because I feel this is an important topic that's been going silent for too long, and I for one think it needs to be addressed. Okay, sure... say what you will... junk food commercial= Joe Camel blah blah blah... but how come I see commercials for things that are quite a bit more hazardous, financially, if not health oriented? Seems everytijme I turn the TV on I see these commercials: Cash for Gold/Gold Rush/Gold Envelope, etc. a website that supposedly has all these great home business job offers. You know, the ones that have an ever changing number in the web address so they don't get caught SMC- a compnay that tells you you can make money by buying stuff and selling stuff (the very definition of pyramid scheme) Sleep medications with side effects that are more dangerous and terrifying than not being fully awake. And of course, infomercials featuring get rich quick schemes and non-working cures "they" don't want you to know about. I'm sorry... but that stuff is much, much worse than anything they advertise on kid's programming (Junk Food, toys, video games... etc). And frankly, I think adults aren't half as smart as kids when it comes to these things. Other than the medications, all the ones I listed take advantage of broken down poor, down on their luck people. And they've grown in numbers because of the Recession (like a flock of vampires gathering at a blood bank). Where is the government and angry groups fighting to stop these advertisements from being on TV? Especially during daytime television, where poor, broken people who want to make a quick buck can be suckered into it? And the infomercial I was talking about... ever hear of someone called Kevin Trudeau? Dude's a freaking traveling medicine salesman who was indited for multiple scams in the 80's, who sold books with little if any useful information and got caught for it, and he STILL makes infomercials. Really! We can't see Chester Cheetah, but a conman can have his infomercials unregulated? Seems fair.