May 31, 2014 at 08:32:41
“You're simply parroting the CDC's rationalization and while, in part, it may be true, but, there is no denying the fact that autism has skyrocketed in the past 30 years (and will continue to increase). There are a host of maladies afflicting children in this day and age. From multiple allergies to autism. For whatever reason, children (at least in the US) are far less healthy then they were 30+ years ago.”
May 29, 2014 at 15:33:18
“If autism spectrum disorder continues at the rate it's been heading in for the last 10-20 years, by the year 2023 1 in every 9 children will be diagnosed with ASD (heavy emphasis on males). No, no epidemic at all.”
TanzaniaTeacher on May 29, 2014 at 16:12:11
“There are real reasons why autism is on the increase, one of which is better diagnostics, which of course doesn't show an increase in autism, just an increase diagnosed autism.
BUT, there is absolutely no link between autism and vaccinations.”
“Right, training "rebels" to do his warmongering will inevitably lead to peace. Great logic there.”
greytunes on May 27, 2014 at 13:02:03
“His warmongering? You must have fallen off your rutabaga wagon, it is the new neocons in Congress and the press that are pushing the President, and the country into another conflict. The only "jobs program" the GOP/TP party can think of.”
Daschenk on May 27, 2014 at 11:33:17
“it won't have the same long term repercussions, like when Reagan armed and trained Osama bin-laden”
May 27, 2014 at 04:01:25
“That's why I eat plain greek yogurt and mix fruit and honey into it. Cast your vote with your purchases. Don't buy this trash. Not only is it unhealthy, it's overpriced. Not worth it. I'm trying my best to stick to farmer's markets and mom & pop operations for everything I consume.”
“There was legal standing for Sterling. I think he figures that he bought the team for 12 million or whatever and he and his wife will sell it for a thousand times that. I can see this team being sold for upwards of 1.3 billion dollars. It's a very successful franchise, at the moment, in a very big market.
With the Lakers on the downslide, they're (the Clippers) the only game in town worth watching.
LA is a BIG sports market. Especially right now. Angels, Dodgers, Kings, Clippers....the only thing they're missing is a football team and that's good news for the other sport's owners.
Let's be honest. He's definitely not losing in this prospective deal. Why pay a team of lawyers who will only drag this court case out as long as possible, when he can put another billion plus on top of what he has, at the moment?
That 2.5 million dollar fine is a joke. Even if he does end up paying it (which I see him not obligated to do so, since he's being forced to sell the team and has been banned for life from anything NBA related), it's peanuts to this guy.”
mdbeard41 on May 23, 2014 at 20:33:39
“He wasn't on Anderson Cooper crying about money, it is the least of it. After that interview many lost respect for him he manage to make it worse. Mr. Sterling has fought long and hard to not be labeled as a racist. He settled the largest housing discrimination lawsuit in the history of California to avoid the label and possible higher penalties. He stated to many that he is concerned about his image and his legacy (thus he had hired a biographer). Sterling won several discrimination lawsuits filed against him in the past, this now confirms what many already knew and what he was afraid would be confirmed. So he might be fine financially, but he is now looked at with pity and disdain by millions and millions of people. Not to mention like most people he will hate to have something he clearly values taken away from him. So no, I don't think it is peanuts to him.”
“Are you serious? Making the team is secondary to "the premise" of the reality show? Why even go to training camp then? This is professional sports and if Michael Sam's main goal was to make a reality show with Oprah, he's got no business even trying to make it in the NFL. He simply won't make it in the NFL if his focus is not 110% on football.”
“LOL no....you can see chemical activity, blood flow and which parts of the brain "light up" when we do certain activities. That's not consciousness.
People who die and are revived cease to have brain function during that period. Yet, they experience consciousness on a much different level and intensity.
If you believe consciousness is chemical activity in the brain, then this conversation is over. There is nothing I can tell you if that's what you believe.”
Dewts on May 10, 2014 at 12:49:56
“three days on now, and not one person arguing your side of things has offered a single bit of evidence.
why do you believe what you believe? why do you say consciousness is more than brain activity? there must be some reason. what is it? if you can't offer evidence then at least you can offer a rational. i haven't even gotten that much.”
“"all of science tells us without a brain there is consciousness."
Thank you for reinforcing my view. :D
Consciousness is a biological process? Like cells dividing or DNA? If that's true, why can't we see your thoughts if we look closely at your brain? Why can't we see consciousness if it's a biological process?
Is it enough evidence that our brains receive and transmit consciousness?
How are people that die and are revived experiencing consciousness?”
Dewts on May 9, 2014 at 17:40:01
“we CAN watch consciousness. there are multiple scans that do just that. we watch 'love' happen with oxytocin level increases, for example.
people who die and are revived experience consciousness like anyone else. just like they heart is beating again, their brain is functioning again.
i've asked three separate people now from this thread making the same claim you are for evidence, and no one has given me any.”
“Provide one single scrap of evidence that consciousness is created and contained inside of your skull.”
Dewts on May 10, 2014 at 18:40:21
“for some (infuriating) reason my thoughtful reply didn't get through the mods. instead of retyping it, just have a look at a similar reply to the same question that i posted to W-initial Bear (stemming from the same post yours was in response to).”