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CNN's Jeff Zucker: Climate Change Coverage Bores Our Audience

CNN's Jeff Zucker: Climate Change Coverage Bores Our Audience

Commented May 21, 2014 at 09:53:31 in Media

“Why not just do news reports on cupcakes then, Zucker? Everyone likes cupcakes.

News used to be about informing people of matters of consequence. Apparently it's now just about what entertains. Bread and circuses, just like in Rome....”

dsws on May 21, 2014 at 13:21:23

“"What about cake? Everybody loves cake."”

CleverMoniker on May 21, 2014 at 13:02:07

“All empires eventually perish.”

Wangenstein on May 21, 2014 at 12:49:32

“How long before they just give in and change their name to the Cable Infotainment Network...?”
Michael Pollan: Going Gluten-Free Is 'A Bit Of A Social Contagion'

Michael Pollan: Going Gluten-Free Is 'A Bit Of A Social Contagion'

Commented May 16, 2014 at 17:15:25 in Taste

“I stand by my original statement. Processed foods are at the root of this. You can talk gluten till the cows come home, but it's really about the good stuff (micronutrients, macronutrients, digestion-slowing fiber) being taken out in processing and crap (simple carbohydrates) put in. It's just like the Adkins diet -- people lost weight because they quit the donuts. It's not very complicated.”

DonnieReillyMMA on May 17, 2014 at 03:42:17

“First of all, it's the "Atkins" diet, and I question the dietary knowledge of anyone who can't make that distinction.

Secondly, genuinely following a ketogenic diet is about way more than "not eating donuts," it makes the body believe the individual is fasting and significant changes occur as a result. Yes, some people definitely lost weight from not eating carbs anymore, but to remove the stated goal of achieving ketosis is to miss the entire point of the diet you brought up. That means it's not a good example, brah.

Incidentally, I note that you just ignored the majority of my post in favor of spouting more spurious silliness. Do you seriously think the point of going gluten free is just weight loss? Again, you lack a basic familiarity with this subject and should refrain from further comment unless you do some research first.”
Michael Pollan: Going Gluten-Free Is 'A Bit Of A Social Contagion'

Michael Pollan: Going Gluten-Free Is 'A Bit Of A Social Contagion'

Commented May 16, 2014 at 10:39:13 in Taste

“The original poster was talking about weight loss.”

DonnieReillyMMA on May 16, 2014 at 11:12:25

“No, they were talking about both weight loss and generally improved feelings. Besides, if your contention is that not eating processed foods is automatically to blame for all weight loss experienced with lifestyle changes then that's also incorrect, lol. Anything else, Russ?”
Michael Pollan: Going Gluten-Free Is 'A Bit Of A Social Contagion'

Michael Pollan: Going Gluten-Free Is 'A Bit Of A Social Contagion'

Commented May 14, 2014 at 14:20:27 in Taste

“Your story supports what Pollan said. If you quit fast food and processed foods, that's the thing that matters.”

mzrecycle on May 18, 2014 at 07:47:46

“When a person has a gluten sensitivity, THAT'S the thing that matters. I had a blood test from a lab. I found I was sensitive to 8 things. When I did the 4 day rotation diet and continued to avoid those 8 foods, I got better, & felt better.”

Buller on May 17, 2014 at 16:44:32

“And the big 16 ounce soda with every meal! Just cutting out drinking soda would help most people lose a pound a day!”

freidenker on May 15, 2014 at 05:27:36

“Your conclusion is illogical. You're taking the subjective interpretation of one person and then using it to conclude that it must apply to all individuals who claim to suffer from gluten sensitivity.”

AngelaQuattrano on May 14, 2014 at 20:47:45

“What Pollan said is that most people who feel better after giving up gluten should eat it anyway. Clearly he has an agenda that for him is more important than the health of those who find their symptoms have cleared up and their quality of life is improved.”

Ditchmonkey on May 14, 2014 at 15:29:54

“Yeah it's probably not the Gluten so much as it is people just being mindful about what they are eating.”

DonnieReillyMMA on May 14, 2014 at 14:39:50

“It has nothing to do with processed foods, brah. Gluten causes increased intestinal permeability regardless of autoimmune disease or not: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16635908

pab08 on May 14, 2014 at 14:33:53

“That's what I thought.”
Al Gore Explains The Real Motivation Behind Republicans' Climate Change Denial

Al Gore Explains The Real Motivation Behind Republicans' Climate Change Denial

Commented May 13, 2014 at 17:36:52 in Politics

“Explain the scam part. Engineering wise, environmental economics wise and with a detailed breakdown of the CO2 of his life versus anyone of importance who must travel as part of their jobs. We wait with bated breath.”

jpaasche1 on May 14, 2014 at 10:21:00

“From his two mansions to his use of a private jet to the sale of his lame TV channel to Al Jezeera (from an oil rich nation) is enough to prove his hypocrisy. Read an article by Larry Bell, "The Greening of Al Gore's Bank Account", it might elighten you.
That bated breath thing was sooooo clever.”
Al Gore Explains The Real Motivation Behind Republicans' Climate Change Denial

Al Gore Explains The Real Motivation Behind Republicans' Climate Change Denial

Commented May 13, 2014 at 17:35:32 in Politics

“Keep tilting at those windmills, buddy. It's a $10 billion industry causing 1/10,000 the environmental damage of fossil fuel alternatives. But believe me, people like you provide great humor to the educated part of the country.”
Al Gore Explains The Real Motivation Behind Republicans' Climate Change Denial

Al Gore Explains The Real Motivation Behind Republicans' Climate Change Denial

Commented May 13, 2014 at 17:34:15 in Politics

“Al Gore brought government into the digital age during his vice presidency, increasing efficiency and reducing the Federal government payroll by 60,000 people. His successor started a war that enriched his former employer and led to 5,000 dead American soldiers.”

Bonedaddy5 on May 15, 2014 at 11:00:36

“Agreed. I should have said "...this good on climate change..."”
Al Gore Explains The Real Motivation Behind Republicans' Climate Change Denial

Al Gore Explains The Real Motivation Behind Republicans' Climate Change Denial

Commented May 13, 2014 at 17:32:58 in Politics

“I wish people like you supported your beliefs with facts.”
Private Documents Show Coca-Cola Played Both Sides Of The Drunk Driving Debate

Private Documents Show Coca-Cola Played Both Sides Of The Drunk Driving Debate

Commented May 13, 2014 at 14:12:36 in Politics

“Contributions to political candidates differ from public information campaigns. In the former you are dealing with a more sophisticated audience that understands the equation very well. With the latter, you're positioning yourself as a champion to the benefit of the masses when in fact you are concurrently working against this thing that is supposed to make you (Coke) look noble. There's a difference, and it's about deception.”

texpat on May 13, 2014 at 16:14:49

“So dramatic! Deception! Somehow, I think Coca-Cola will be just fine. I do not think most consumers or shareholders will see this as the mega-drama you do.”
Private Documents Show Coca-Cola Played Both Sides Of The Drunk Driving Debate

Private Documents Show Coca-Cola Played Both Sides Of The Drunk Driving Debate

Commented May 13, 2014 at 12:01:32 in Politics

“You would be awesome to date. Because I could tell you how much I loved you, and then go date other women. Because that is essentially what Coke (and many other companies) is doing.”

texpat on May 13, 2014 at 14:07:41

“No, again this is business not personal. Do you not understand the difference? It is the same thing when corporations donate to both political parties...covering their bases and not picking sides. If a corporation picks a politics side, they alienate the consumers on the other side...not good business sense. Trying to keep everyone as happy as possible is good business sense.”
Private Documents Show Coca-Cola Played Both Sides Of The Drunk Driving Debate

Private Documents Show Coca-Cola Played Both Sides Of The Drunk Driving Debate

Commented May 13, 2014 at 09:38:35 in Politics

“Coke's reasons for being involved with an alcohol advocacy group might have to do with the fact that they are beverages within an industry, and that supporting food/drink service organizations (look at all the restaurant chains in the membership) they are supporting their customers. A rum-and-coke at Buffalo Wild Wings? Not for me, but perhaps for a few million other people.”

Feebee72 on May 13, 2014 at 10:02:30

“Oh I know, I am one of those few million that goes with Coke as my mixer of choice. It makes sense even as a support to the major chains they supply however the line should be drawn at the negative aspects of alcohol consumption. It doesn't match up very well with their ad campaigns which they try to make all life-affirming and such.”
Vibram, 'Barefoot Running Shoe' Company, Settles Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit

Vibram, 'Barefoot Running Shoe' Company, Settles Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit

Commented May 12, 2014 at 12:23:59 in Business

“What's unfortunate about this matter is that Vibram et al. introduced us runners to a different version of running that I believe is a great option. Someone gave me a pair so I invested nothing in them, but after a few running sessions on grass and a cinder track I discovered that front-ball running works the leg muscles differently. Recently while on an 8-mile running in regular running shoes my knees began to feel stressed, so I switched to front-ball running (in the regular shoes) and I finished the run with no problems. The human body is capable of working in different planes, methods and techniques.”
Food Lobby Creates Stealth Campaign To Attack Anti-Obesity Film

Food Lobby Creates Stealth Campaign To Attack Anti-Obesity Film

Commented May 12, 2014 at 07:58:06 in Politics

“I think the point of the film is to show how it happens, and that most people have lost sight of the fact that food should come from farms, not factories. And at the heart of this is a corn subsidy program that began in the 1970s; our government encourages unlimited production of corn, making it one of the cheapest food ingredients available. The food manufacturers have little choice but to use all that corn sugar in order to satisfy profitability objectives. As a veteran triathlete with a 33 inch waist at age 56, I am all-in on personal responsibility. But only because I'm educated on the topic do I know not to eat the crap; for many people, there are few options that they understand and clearly the GMA is not jumping in to help teach them something truly impactful.”
Robert Reich Trashes White House 'Numbskull' For Walmart Event

Robert Reich Trashes White House 'Numbskull' For Walmart Event

Commented May 9, 2014 at 12:39:25 in Business

“Yeah, Obamacare was a "political thing" from the get-go. A guaranteed vote-getter. Pure politics -- if he cared about people he'd let healthcare expenses continue to be the basis of 59% personal bankruptcies and foreclosures. Because no one likes those sick people all housed and stuff.”
Lynne Cheney And Fox News Launch A Crazy Monica Lewinsky Conspiracy

Lynne Cheney And Fox News Launch A Crazy Monica Lewinsky Conspiracy

Commented May 7, 2014 at 12:39:03 in Politics

“Only master manipulators think the whole world is trying to manipulate them. Genuine motivations are what they don't understand.

And if Ms. Cheney and Ms. Ingraham think this was orchestrated, then they have to explain how Rand Paul bringing up Lewinsky a few months ago factors into this. A grand conspiracy enough to make Machiavelli blush.”
Wide Majorities Losing Faith In John Roberts' Supreme Court, Want Term Limits

Wide Majorities Losing Faith In John Roberts' Supreme Court, Want Term Limits

Commented May 7, 2014 at 10:30:27 in Politics

“Technically, 4 of 9 is not 50%. Did you go to school at some Alabama Walmart?”

Blunderusunder on May 7, 2014 at 14:32:40

“It's Republican math.”
Wide Majorities Losing Faith In John Roberts' Supreme Court, Want Term Limits

Wide Majorities Losing Faith In John Roberts' Supreme Court, Want Term Limits

Commented May 7, 2014 at 10:29:07 in Politics

“No, you blamed a school for supposedly teaching you the wrong thing. It would take 3.4 seconds to google what you said before you said it -- is that too much to ask of a Libertarian? Samuel Chase was impeached, as have many on the lower federal courts: http://www.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf/page/judges_impeachments.html
Fox News's Benghazi Obsession Is Getting A Little Out Of Hand

Fox News's Benghazi Obsession Is Getting A Little Out Of Hand

Commented May 6, 2014 at 15:44:57 in Media

“And when did you stop beating your wife?”
Fox News's Benghazi Obsession Is Getting A Little Out Of Hand

Fox News's Benghazi Obsession Is Getting A Little Out Of Hand

Commented May 6, 2014 at 15:44:28 in Media

“Fox News: Where actual ideas about fixing the future are hardly in their interest.”
Oklahoma Earthquake Risk Prompts Rare Warning

Oklahoma Earthquake Risk Prompts Rare Warning

Commented May 6, 2014 at 13:33:09 in Green

“They say they can't even afford to build storm shelters in schools there (well, not where the poor kids are anyway). So even with all that oil/gas money, they can't build better buildings either. Glad I don't live there.”
The Next Frontier In The War Over Science

The Next Frontier In The War Over Science

Commented May 6, 2014 at 10:39:14 in Politics

“Then get off the Internet. The government funded the research and development on it back in the late 1970s. If the decision were left up to people like you, you would have dismissed it as useless math and wires.”
Rare Goblin Shark Caught By American Shrimp Fisherman

Rare Goblin Shark Caught By American Shrimp Fisherman

Commented May 6, 2014 at 09:22:27 in Weird News

“Um, no one is a little concerned that a Pacific Ocean creatures turning up in the Gulf of Mexico? Is no one a tad worried about the writhing masses of ocean-swimming snakes that thus far have the Malaysian straits as their habitat?

From: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3210815/ Sea Snakes
Besides the sea turtles, the sea snakes are the reptiles that are best adapted to marine environments. The most typical feature of a sea snake is the vertically flattened paddle-like tail, which is not found in any other terrestrial or aquatic snakes (Figure 5). Sea snakes occur in the tropical and subtropical waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans from the east coast of Africa to the Gulf of Panama (Figure 6). However, two specimens of Pelamis platurus reported from Namibia indicate that the species may be extending its range into the Atlantic Ocean [19]. Most species are concentrated in the Indo-Malayan Archipelago, South China Sea, Indonesia and the Australian region [20]–[29]. Sea snakes inhabit shallow waters along coasts and around islands, river mouths and up rivers for more than 150 km and they have also been found in lakes in Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines and Rennell Island in the Solomon archipelago [27], [30]–[33]. However, information on precise geographical distribution and abundance for each species is still lacking.”
Unfit For Human Consumption: How Nearly 9 Million Pounds Of Bad Meat Escaped Into The Food Supply

Unfit For Human Consumption: How Nearly 9 Million Pounds Of Bad Meat Escaped Into The Food Supply

Commented May 3, 2014 at 10:37:39 in Green

“"Dusty slaughterhouse." I don't need to read much else past that to confirm my choice to pretty much eat legumes, nuts and wild-caught oily fish (sardines, mackerel, herring and salmon). (Although, it does kinda sound like the name of a nasty drag queen.)”
Christina Fallin, Daughter Of Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Defends Headdress Photo

Christina Fallin, Daughter Of Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Defends Headdress Photo

Commented Apr 29, 2014 at 20:16:55 in Politics

“She wrote "sheep" on the back of her outfit and her boyfriend flipped off protesters. There was nothing respectful about this. Fallin a fourth-rate Miley Cyrus trying to get attention.”
Christina Fallin, Daughter Of Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Defends Headdress Photo

Christina Fallin, Daughter Of Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Defends Headdress Photo

Commented Apr 29, 2014 at 20:15:20 in Politics

“Spoken like someone who has no idea what it is to be the outsider class.

These people were forced to leave the Carolinas for the inhospitable Plains states. We've dicked them around for hundreds of years -- this affront from the Governor's daughter is highly offensive and taunting at the level of a 3rd grade bully.”
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