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  • Suzanimal's Avatar
    Today, 04:04 AM
    I was so excited for Sausage Party but it was awful. :( I think internet streaming has a lot to do with the drop in ticket sales. We go see a fair amount of movies and the only one that was really crowded was Infinity Wars. The show we wanted to see was sold out and the later show was full. I went with the boys and had no idea how big this movie was to the nerd community. I ended up sitting next to a man who talked the whole time. He was by himself but I'm not sure if he was talking to me. I smiled and nodded, just in case. I've never seen a grown man get so excited over seeing Captain America with a beard. o_O
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  • lilymc's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 AM
    I completely agree with you. Itís one more thing that reinforces my gut feeling that his entire presidency is an act. Controlled opposition. What crazy, crazy times we're living in, huh?
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:53 PM
    I'm not sure what effect the author of the OP article hoped to achieve by relating this particular anecdote. If it was shocked recoil at the interrogator's reply, then the attempt is (or should be) a complete failure. The interrogator is correct, as far as it goes. In fact, I would go even further and drop the word "necessarily." It's unfastidious, mush-brained nonsense like "all perspectives are valid" that has led directly to a world full of just the sort of insanities described in the article.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:04 PM
    Fixed. Just how do you "lose" something you didn't have to begin with? (File in same drawer as "an increase in spending is a spending 'cut' if the increase is not as large as some other previously-only-notional-and-now-completely-irrelevant number" ...)
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  • osan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:42 PM
    Clearly, everything is not bunnies and light, but nevertheless better than they were.. There is a good dose of half-baked stuff on that page, but a few good comments by those using their brains as more than hat racks were also present. To wit: The only thing there to which I take exception is the implications of the use of "robber baron". Beyond that, the statement is on the money. I see three general factors beyond the usual cycles of discovery as cited above to be of major influence. Firstly, government regulation. Consider ACA, the costs of which serve as a barrier to entry for entrepreneurial endeavors. SOX is yet another HUGE cost that keeps little guys out of play. Then there is the lingering aftermath of the dotcom fiasco where imbecile investors tossed money around without due analysis and got burned in wide and deep fashion. Consider that 23 year old infant who was handed $30+ million and threw a launch party with The Who as the entertainment. He went to prison as I recall, but that didn't get the investors' cash back.
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  • osan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:09 PM
    The more we turn our backs to the UN, the better. The only exception is our position on the security council. Being able to veto their hair-brained schemes remains a useful thing, IMO. It would be my druthers that the UN be dissolved, but practically speaking it is not a good idea due to the corrupt nature of humans. If the UN is eliminated, just as it replaced the League of Nations, so would it too be replaced. UN is a known quantity and with our commanding position therein, the shenanigans can be managed and mostly thwarted. If a new organization were to rise from the ashes of UN, people would likely fall for whatever line of bullshit was being fed them as to why it is so necessary for everyone to come together as "one" and waive their individual rights in favor of those collective. Given the forces at play, eliminating UN could be more harmful than carefully thwarting that which is now well understood. And for the record, "UN Human Rights Council"... really... this doesn't even rise to the status of a joke. I've read and analyzed the UN Declaration of Human Rights. It talks a lot and says nearly nothing - weasel-wording from front to back, either designed to mislead or written by people who apparently cannot string more than two words together in coherent and sound fashion. The document is a travesty on its best day.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
    Apart from Renner, I've never heard of any of those people. I have no idea what they might have been in or if I've ever seen them in anything. And I only know Renner because of the Marvel/Avengers stuff. (Also, IIRC, I think he was the lead in that Jason Bourne movie that didn't have Jason Bourne in it.)
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:31 PM
    We used to drop a lot of bombs and kill innocent people.
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  • tod evans's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:24 PM
    At the cost of tethering them. Kind of the antithesis of freedom....
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  • lilymc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    If she was a vegetarian (as opposed to vegan) then it was probably the dairy that kept her overweight. Either that or junk food, but certainly not healthy, plant-based whole foods.
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  • Danke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/brand-connect/wp/enterprise/why-importing-and-exporting-oil-makes-sense/?noredirect=on https://www.quora.com/Why-does-the-US-both-import-and-export-oil-Isnt-capitalism-supposed-to-find-the-cheapest-solution-It-seems-pretty-inefficient-to-import-220-billion-worth-of-oil-and-export-180-billion-worth-of-oil
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  • lilymc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:07 PM
    So you were personally involved in each of those studies? Don't make me laugh. It looks like you didn't even read them. You are by far the biggest cheerleader for the keto trend out of anyone I have ever encountered in my life. You're free to eat what you want, but the reality that you don't want to accept is that keto is horrible in the long run. It may give you short-term results, but get back to me 20 years from now, when your clogged arteries cause you to have a heart attack or stroke. As for diabetes, like I said to HB, nobody claimed it directly caused diabetes, but that it increased the risk. Deny, deny, deny all you want, but you'll see eventually. Mark my words. No need to eat corpses or the pus-filled secretions of exploited animals.
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  • lilymc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    Simply stating that doesn't make it true. Inflammation is a factor in insulin resistance (even Paleo doctors will tell you that) and inflammation is linked to acidic foods. So yes, acidity is indeed a factor when it comes to insulin resistance. At least with type 2 diabetes. As for fruit, many people assume that certain fruits are acidic (simply because they are sour / citrusy) when in fact they are actually the opposite. As you can see from this excerpt below: "A diet rich in animal protein may favor net acid intake, while most fruits and vegetables form alkaline precursors that neutralize the acidity," wrote Dr. Guy Fagherazzi and Dr. Francoise Clavel-Chapelon, of the Center for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health at INSERM, in Paris. "Contrary to what is generally believed, most fruits -- such as peaches, apples, pears, bananas and even lemons and oranges -- actually reduce dietary acid load once the body has processed them.Ē Although some fruits are more acidic than others, it is silly and wrong to demonize a God-given food while at the same time ignoring that the foods well known to be acidic are animal products, such as meat and dairy.
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  • DamianTV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:32 PM
    I am not sure if that is a good idea because it replaces one system of brainwashing with another, and both achieve the exact same thing, fixed habits of reaction to any figure of authority. I think his best chance is to eliminate the instruction of others, including either of us, and do it for himself.
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  • AuH20's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:29 PM
    The promise of technology haven't been collectively earned and that's why it is so dangerous. A sizable swath of the general public possesses a rudimentary reading level, despite being addicted to the hypnotic glow of their smart phones. Zombies like this will never be receptive to the call of property rights or the non aggression principle. Their time is up, but they don't know it yet.
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  • DamianTV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:00 PM
    First of all, understand that you need to have Many Goals, not just ones that suit what you want. That is usually the hardest thing to do as a parent. The way that many of the lessons that achieve the goals is often very counter intuitive, and will go completely against your instincts as a parent. Thats the basic idea of Reverse Psychology, but when that label is not clearly understood, efforts to try to apply reverse psychology can easily backfire. I am sure that you dont want to see your kid fail at all. Most parents dont. But, at the same time, most parents set their kids up to fail because they have become over protective and not letting the children learn how to cope with failures. It is one of the most important lessons any person can learn in life. Its also why there are theories out there that say that the A Student often works for the C Student. The reason for that is the C Student is used to things not working out perfectly, and having the tenacity to continue working towards a solution, while the A Student simply shuts down if things dont work out perfectly for them immediately. One critically important factor is that you have to REJECT THE GRADES OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS. I cant emphasize this enough. Everyone one is good at something. And not everyone is interested, or good at the things we are expected to be good at. Imagine yourself in school. You fail an Art class. Then you go home to your parents, and they tell you "its okay, not everyone is good at drawing or art". What that teaches is that Art itself as a focus is useless, and the level of interest you have is irrelevant because the demands of society comes first. Now, imagine you come home from school. Not your kid, but YOU. YOU failed math. You simply did not understand. You get your ass handed to you because it is considered a fundamental skill that you must excel at. The psychological consequences of this type of judgement are tremendous. It starts with creating a sense of self doubt which later leads to other major problems such as emotional dependency on authority as well as teaching that everything is hard. If you need to see the results of making children feel shame or guilt for getting poor grades in emphasized subjects, just look at the Youth of America today. Do you think they have any self esteem what so ever? Any confidence? Any ambition? A few do, but not enough to place the US as even a decent place to live any more. The Grades that your kid receives from ANY Public School MUST be taken into context of the School. Did your kid fail in school, or did School itself fail your kids? Now, your kid is good at something. And not just at texting or posting selfies. But there are other hidden dormant underlying and often undiscovered skills your kid is probably an absolute genius at. Those are what need to be found and encouraged because of the secondary lesson of "if you are good at this, what else are you good at"? That type of encouragement builds Self Esteem, Self Worth and maintains a Healthy Interest in many areas they could potentially be great at. If you only focus on the bad stuff and only what the Professionals tell you, then you are setting your kid up for failure and teaching them to undermine any Self Reliance. Fish are great at swimming. But if you teach a Fish that it is stupid based on its ability to climb a tree, then the Fish will grow up and believe it is a worthless piece of shit for the rest of its life. And that is exactly what Public School does. Your job as a parent is to offer as much incentive which turns your child into a confident and self reliant person. It is hard enough to do that, but, now that you know you have to resist the urge to accept the passing judgement of a system that sets your kid up for failure, you have twice as much work to do. We are always told to "think before we speak". That holds true even as adults. If you punish a kid for disobedience, what is the...
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  • Danke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:52 PM
    No, a commie would never defend a socialist...:rolleyes: They do like to divide and conquer.
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  • tod evans's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:45 PM
    Can you figure a way to provide "modernity" with far less government? Regardless our fine government will see to it that our collectively cushy lifestyle ends before long what with pissing off folks from all corners of the globe. Somebody will manage to strike a resounding blow, probably sooner than later, whether it's biological or to the power grid, life will tend to be far from cushy...
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  • lilymc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:35 PM
    lol. Your scenario has nothing to do with the studies. I will take the word of numerous doctors and researchers who have conducted long-term studies, over the word of a guy on the Internet who is clearly the biggest fan of Keto to ever walk the face of the earth. :p
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  • lilymc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:28 PM
    Another one for you. This was a study done in China. https://www.pcrm.org/health/medNews/diabetes-risk-increases-with-meat-intake Meat consumption is associated with risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Researchers followed the diets and disease risk of 63,257 participants from the Singapore Chinese Health Study and found that those who consumed the most red meat (e.g., pork, beef, lamb), poultry, and fish had an increased risk for type 2 diabetes by 23, 15, and 7 percent, respectively, compared with those who consumed the least. In a separate analysis, the authors found that as heme iron increased, so did the risk for diabetes. Other studies have published similar findings, including the Adventist Health Study-2, which showed that as more animal products, such as red meat and fish, are included in the diet, increase for diabetes risk follows. https://academic.oup.com/aje/article/186/7/824/3848997
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  • DamianTV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:22 PM
    https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/06/22/1514200/supreme-court-warrant-generally-needed-to-track-cell-phone-location-data If a Real Crime has been committed, then getting a warrant should not ever be an issue, right?
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  • DamianTV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:20 PM
    https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/06/22/1253219/someone-is-taking-over-insecure-cameras-and-spying-on-device-owners Not every device in your house needs a fucking internet camera.
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  • DamianTV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:18 PM
    https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/06/22/1555213/the-worlds-smallest-computer-can-fit-on-the-tip-of-a-grain-of-rice I feel safer already.
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  • DamianTV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:17 PM
    As usual, what could possibly go wrong? :rolleyes:
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  • lilymc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:16 PM
    That wasn't the claim. At least from what I heard. The claim was that there was an increased risk of diabetes, as the level of animal products increases. And I've heard that before, from a number of sources. Here is a study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3942738/ "Meat consumption is consistently associated with diabetes risk." Here's something else to look at: https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/news/20131112/meat-products-could-raise-diabetes-risk-study#1 And this: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/04/15/too-much-animal-protein-linked-to-increased-diabetes-risk.html An excerpt:
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  • DamianTV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:16 PM
    https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/06/22/0426232/should-facial-recognition-cameras-be-in-schools I will let everyone else reply before posting an opinion. Also, yes, in the Family, Parenting, and Education thread because Education.
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  • AuH20's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:12 PM
    Trump can't save the ship. It's going down no matter what. But he can prepare people for the inevitable. His interactions with the corrupt press illuminate the true face of our society and it's not pretty.
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  • tod evans's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:59 PM
    Abso-fucking-lutely! Gotta thin the herd somehow might as well feed the combatants politician livers before battle.....
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