Jun 21, 2011 at 11:59:02
“Lol at bureaucratic scare tactics. This kind of crap scares non smokers and haters; not so much for smokers. Look at the guy with the the hole in his throat. He must be smoking the best cigarettes in the world to keep on keeping on. Or he gives so few f***s that a silly psa won't stop him.
Now I'm going to go have a ciggarette. It will be hand rolled and unfiltered and delicious. I'll enjoy rolling it even though ive rolled thousands before it. I'll enjoy the smoke in the summer sun. I'll even enjoy flicking he butt when I'm done. After all nothing tastes quite as good as self riotousness. Dont you agree?”
Im not sure which is worse. Either this gimmik of a shoe that proposes to "get you fit" by walking... unpossible. No it cant be that. I've known about sketchy shapers for a while. Ok, so maybe its the ignorance of peoples on just how to be "fit" (sorry vegans, auschwitz-mode is not fit). But that just kinda makes me lol. The fattie, breathing hard trying to take down a litre of cola, makes me look that much better. HAH. Oh, wait! I figured it out:
"By not only marketing a shoe line to young girls, but also not even having an equivalent for boys Skechers is sending a clear message to girls and women: you're never too young to start hating your body."
Of all the self righteous garbage this makes me rage. How can anyone say, on the one hand this shoe is turrible for my daughter, and worse yet, they don't offer one for my son!
ALL OF MY RAGE”
“So I read the related links, checked out nuval.com. I did not read anything about macro nutrients. It is all well and good for "healthier" foods to be scored higher on an abstract scale, if it helps someone somewhere. However, what happens when someone eats nothing but high scoring grains? Their muscles will atrophy from lack of proteins.
In addition, say this system convinces someone that they should eat 15 big macs per day instead of 20 because their score will be lower, thus they will be "healthier." Their calorie intake would still be above their BMR (basal metabolic rate) and that person would continue to gain weight...
tl;dr: ignorance of nutrition cant be solved with abstraction”
hp blogger David Katz, M.D. on Feb 21, 2011 at 14:19:58
“The NuVal algorithm includes dedicated entries for ALL macronutrients. A formal measure of the biological quality of protein is included. Glycemic load is used as the best available measure for carbohydrate quality. Fat quality is entered as the percentage of fat calories that are unsaturated. Each of these measures is adjusted for quantity, and weighted for health effects.
As for eating only whole grains- this seems very far fetched for anyone not inclined to do so already! NuVal in supermarkets comes along with education to discourage any such silliness. In addition, a nutrition guidance system supports, but does not replace, prevailing guidance about the composition of a healthy diet. Spinach is highly nutritious food- that does not mean a diet comprised solely of spinach would constitute a healthful diet!
As for 15 vs. 20 Big Macs, forgive me- but this seems a non sequitur. The NuVal system would show the low score for a Big Mac, and ideally, encourage the person to choose a more nutritious offering in the first place. It would, at the very least, make such offerings identifiable at a glance.
Do note that the system is already live in roughly 1,000 supermarkets around the country, reaching some 25 million people- and the data indicate it is working just as intended, empowering people to identify and choose more nutritious items in any given category.”
“Scientists may soon be able to prove the existence of the tiny penis, which could be one forth the normal size, according to astrophysicists John Matese and Daniel Whitmire from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The two first proposed Bong-o-boy's penis' existence in order to explain a change in path of nuggets entering the cermaic system, according to The Independent.
So how could we have missed such a massive phallus in our own solar system?
Well, it's 15,000 times further from reality than cottage cheese, according to Gizmodo. Bong-o-boy (if it does exist) lies in the 4chan cloud, the outer shell of internets in our solar system.
Despite what the scientists believe they will find in the data (which will be released in April and was collected by NASA Wise space telescope), there is at least one flaw in their theory. Theoretically, an ego of Bong-o-boy's size should seriously disturb comments in the inner Huff Cloud, but that effect is yet to have been observed, according to The Independent.”
“I really enjoyed the sports analogy but i wish he expanded on it. It sounded to me like it should go something like this...
Politicians are the players. There are two teams and they play to win. The journalists are the referees. They manage the game and don't (or shouldn't) let people cheat. Stewart is the drunk in the stands who yells hilarious stuff at everyone on the field. Sometimes the drunk goes streaking across the field but that doesn't make him a real part of the game.”
KillgoreTrout43 on Nov 12, 2010 at 22:42:33
“The whole conversation was about what Stewart does and what the news media does. And why each does what. He was referring to the game of politics and the battle between left and right. Drunks are usually oblivious to their behavior. I could never see Stewart as being oblivious. He knows exactly what he is doing.”
“"I'm betting you guys were plenty glad he didn't, eh?"
I am not with you so i must be against you? Maybe floating around on weak political blogs has pickled your brain. You don't have any idea of who I am or what I believe. I advise you to stop projecting your frustration onto other people.”
Tulka2 on Nov 8, 2010 at 14:16:43
“Thanks for the good laff. Sounds as if i have you exactly pegged.”
“Why would you look to a comedian to be you ideological leader? Is the progressive movement so bankrupt in intellectual and political heft? Stewart is a parody of Major News. A parody reflects reality with a bit of distortion. It won't give you truth.
That is why Stewart didn't tell you who to vote for. He wouldn't ever tell you who to vote for. That is why the only serious part of the rally was a critique of news media. Maybe you are just disappointed that you don't have someone to lead you around by your nose...”
Tulka2 on Nov 7, 2010 at 14:40:51
“When he had 200,000 young people in front of him on the National Mall, you would think he might have encouraged them to exercise their Constitutional right to vote.
I'm betting you guys were plenty glad he didn't, eh?”
“stop regurgitating Olberman. you sound like a beckerhead when you do”
KaAp on Nov 2, 2010 at 06:41:58
“There was no discussion of false equivalency and "alfo" I am fairly sure you missed the point ... It was a rally about civics, civility and discourse.
We can disagree with Hannity and Beck and all the faux noise characters but we do not have to act like them .... Shouting matches never accomplish anything. No, we cannot reason with them ... but, that is not the point ... we can marginalize them ... we can report news ... and you will notice Rachel Maddow was not included in Stewart's comments ... discourse, reason and rationality do not include hyperbole and hysteria and exaggeration.
Maybe you will never get the point. But, for those of us who flew there and stood there ... it was a magnificent moment”