“I only did some quick searches, so I may have missed something, but Crossfit was invented by Greg "I'm a rabid libertarian" Glassman. I didn't find either an "American Surgeons Association" or an "American Hospital Says Association". I also didn't find any endorsement, let alone credit taking, from the APTA. They do teach a course in assessing extreme exercise's risks.”
“Pretty sure I was careful to say, "don't pay any INCOME tax." That's where that number came from. People who file with the IRS but don't pay any income tax. Of course all those people pay various taxes. It's Repubs like Mitt that act like "the 47%" are somehow all lazy govt-dependent welfare queens.”
“Right. Are people not reading Brave New World any more? Soma was the perfect harmless recreational drug, and people managed to abuse it anyway.
And what does he have in mind about marketing the stuff, anyway? Prescriptions? Pharmaceuticals don't just go on the market like a new beer. Speaking of which, how much liquor industry money would be spent to derail the whole idea of a substitute?”