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Motorcyclists Assault SUV Driver In NYC After Fender Bender, High-Speed Chase (VIDEO)

Motorcyclists Assault SUV Driver In NYC After Fender Bender, High-Speed Chase (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 30, 2013 at 16:58:56 in New York

“EVERYONE in that situation was in the wrong. The SUV driver clearly made bad decisions, but I think further video evidence will show that the bikers were the instigators at the start. This riding event, however official it was, just exemplifies the mentality of these type of riders. Bikers want respect on the road, but then choose to drive imprudently and dangerously, splitting lanes while extreme speeding, and doing wheelie stunts at highway speeds, improper group riding, etc. Then they cry foul play against car drivers? I ride a sport-cruiser, and I ride with respect for all vehicles that are sharing the road. I know from riding, that these riders brought this on themselves. There is nothing safe or courteous about them. I'm sure they are bragging at this very moment about how they chased down and beat the driver... For many, it will be the highlight of the event for them. The SUV was wrong for not appreciating this fact.”
5 August Superfoods To Try This Month

5 August Superfoods To Try This Month

Commented Aug 2, 2013 at 12:13:44 in Healthy Living

“Ever notice how every food is now branding itself as a "Superfood"? I recently saw a poster ad for peanuts claiming that people should eat more peanuts because they are a "superfood" and packed with everything you need for nutrition.... I just had to sort of roll my eyes. The term is getting diluted. Just like the term "organic" is completely diluted now that everyone recognizes it as a buzz word. Despite all the claims, I can't help but reaffirm that there is no "silver-bullet" when it comes to food. The body thrives by receiving a wide variety fruits, vegetables, and greens in their natural and whole state. But I guess as compared to a piece of lifeless and dead Wonder Bread, cantaloupe could be though of as a superfood.”

Loki Laufeyson on Aug 5, 2013 at 14:33:44

“I noticed the other day, going through the cereal aisle, that Fruit Loops, inter alia, are proudly proclaiming themselves to be a "source of fibre" and Twizzlers declare themselves "fat-free". Talk about unclear on the concept.”

Curlee on Aug 3, 2013 at 09:59:49

“That's just mainly HuffPo food section "experts" being a bit over dramatic about their love of some foods. Heck, the way they constantly drool over Nutella and S'mores,I wouldn't be shocked if they consider those superfoods too.”
Chris Christie Blasts Gay Marriage Rulings (VIDEO)

Chris Christie Blasts Gay Marriage Rulings (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 27, 2013 at 14:48:13 in Politics

“I know you do... I know.”
Chris Christie Blasts Gay Marriage Rulings (VIDEO)

Chris Christie Blasts Gay Marriage Rulings (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 27, 2013 at 12:49:35 in Politics

“I disagree with Christie. I'm for gay marriage, and I'm glad for the Supreme Court overruling the DOMA and Prop 8.

However, since we live in a nation of amazing people, there's MUCH MORE we WILL do to improve the lives of every American.

If all you want to do is gripe, that's ok, I'll pick up your slack.”

Vickie Toria on Jun 27, 2013 at 13:04:35

“I doubt it.”
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Why Is Processed Food So Bad for You?

Commented Aug 16, 2013 at 13:43:03 in Healthy Living

“I couldn't agree more. Personally, I seek out food that is as unprocessed and natural as possible. I am glad to see small companies respond to that demand, such as a few brands available at Whole Foods that provide prepared, whole-food ingredient, organic foods. But at the same time, it is vastly expensive. I am fortunate to be able to spend the kind of money on high-quality, natural, organic food. But many Americans are not that fortunate (even within my own extended family). Many operate on a very limited budget and, unfortunately, what they can afford is the cheap food produced for the masses that is founded on refined flour and processed corn - and essentially has no real nutritional value. High nutrient density is the foundation to good health. Large industrial food complexes simply don't produce foods with high nutrient density, and probably never will. Food production has to happen at the local level so that foods can skip the supply-chain and shelf-life dilemmas. Generally speaking, people shopping from the central isles in a grocery store, are not eating healthy.”
Beach Bodies: The Wrong Model of Average Health

Beach Bodies: The Wrong Model of Average Health

Commented Aug 15, 2013 at 18:57:03 in Healthy Living

“Health, what a murky landscape of misinformation, disinformation, and pitfalls when it comes to achieving "health". I've been on this quest for a long while now and have invested considerable energy and time into learning what I wasn't taught, and un-learning what I was incorrectly taught. At 43, I now enjoy an easily-maintained, fit body and it has nothing to do with this month's fad-diet, rigorous high-tech gym workouts, nor "everything in moderation" ideal. It all comes back to the basics of getting greens, vegetables, and fruit in their unprocessed state, combined with moderate activity, and managing stress... That really is the 90% of it. I'm not a vegan, vegetarian, or any other type of "-ism" but, as an example, people still believe that bread, meat, and dairy, are part of a healthy diet. Yes, we can eat these things and survive, but they are not foods to thrive on. They are not foods that will heal the body. They are not the foods that reverse disease. These days, people are eating far too much manu-processed food, made from sub-par refined ingredients, that are designed for shelf-life instead of human-life. And many of these FDA approved foods are considered healthy. The ever-touted phrase, "Everything in moderation" is not the answer to health. In fact, we'd better start becoming pretty extreme with greens and vegetables to undo the years of FDA approved food that we've ingested.”

Chad Dukes on Aug 26, 2013 at 14:59:24

“I agreed with everything that you said until you lumped "meat" in with the "bad" foods.”
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The Unglamorous Truth About Ending Poverty: A Response to Peter Buffett

Commented Jul 29, 2013 at 18:58:42 in World

“I disagree with your reply to @Eileenla's great suggestion: Perhaps many people are unimaginative and passionless, as you suggest, because they were taught to be that way from birth. Then it was reinforced by slotting that same average worker into a repetitive, largely meaningless job for their entire life - just so they can make a living to "get by". If, instead, we had a system such as @Eileenla proposes, people could be taught from birth to follow their dreams, pursue their passions, and then actually have the time to do that. I don't think we'd have the problem that your reply is suggesting. Young adults typically have lots of creativity, industriousness, and passion only to have it slowly eroded way as they learn the realities of working a boring 40-80hr/wk job in our current system. People become robots because society teaches them to be robots.”

The Joler on Jul 29, 2013 at 23:56:00

“I thought that it was advertising that taught them to be robots. You know, that wall of propaganda that we all encounter from birth telling us that we are not hip, cool or connected unless we have the latest doodad and which constantly puts people into state of dissatisfaction with whatever they have solely to drive consumption so that someone else can get rich on the manipulation of the masses.”
How to Unplug for Vacation

How to Unplug for Vacation

Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 17:50:54 in Healthy Living

“I especially appreciate the author's comment, "If you say you're off the grid for vacation, you act that way." I think that "digital gadget" management is not only applicable to vacation scenarios, but also for daily living. You have to create boundaries, explain those boundaries, and then enforce them. Otherwise, you'll end up with situations where you don't respond immediately to an email or text and someone thinks you're "mad" at them. In general, "connected" people seem to think they'll be missing out if they don't constantly check emails, tweets, FB, voicemail, texts, reedits, rss feeds, etc. When, in actuality, it makes their lives more complicated, less focused, and limits the real-life connections that should be fostered.”
My Digital Vacation

My Digital Vacation

Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 20:52:05 in Healthy Living

“A digital vacation? The whole notion is ridiculous. In my opinion, what it comes down to is that people WANT to be distracted. If it's not digital, it'll be something else. My theory is that people's lives are not truly fulfilling. And when you don't have a sense of real-life community, real-life relationships, and a sense of purpose, you look for something to fill the void. It has nothing to do with technology making distractions easier. It's not technology's fault, nor the fault of the producers of the distractions. Even though I'm very tech-friendly, a long time ago, it somehow "naturally" occurred to me to start limiting how digital gadgetry infiltrated my life. The first thing to go was cable TV. Then eventually, the TV itself. The second thing was to keep a simple flip-phone instead of bowing to every new release of the latest smart phones. Facebook was NEVER even a consideration. Once you place those kind of boundaries, your friends and family will learn to respect that. These are my personal choices and I don't feel any "less connected" or disadvantaged. To date, I've never missed an important piece of information. Missing out on a TV show isn't a big deal. I don't send or receive mindless texts. I connect when it meaningful, not for the constant offerings of noise. And it doesn't require a dedicated "digital vacation"... When someone's life is filled with meaningless distractions, there are usually deeper issues at hand.”

hp blogger Tim Mcdonald on Jul 17, 2013 at 12:43:49

“It's nice when we are at a point to decide on only meaningful connections. You are in a rare spot compared to many I work with. Any chance we have to regain our choice of what and when to connect, is a step in the right direction. It's all about the person and not the technology. Technology is the self imposed crutch.”
'Star Wars Episode VII': In Defense Of George Lucas

'Star Wars Episode VII': In Defense Of George Lucas

Commented Jun 25, 2013 at 23:51:51 in Entertainment

“That's about what I expect from you. It's a shame you can't keep it on topic. Instead, you make it personal when someone disagrees with your view. Perhaps you just can't contribute any more than you have. Perhaps you've never met Lucas. Perhaps you've never worked at one of his companies. My view is based on something more than buying one of his DVDs or action figures. A successful businessman he is... a hero, he is not.”

ArtemisReinhold on Jun 26, 2013 at 03:57:50

“Geepers. Take it up with your therapist or your priest fella. I'm not interested. One bit of advice though...Whatever the bad man did to you, he can't hurt you anymore. Not unless you let him. Or he has the resources of a billionaire. Hmmmm...”
'Star Wars Episode VII': In Defense Of George Lucas

'Star Wars Episode VII': In Defense Of George Lucas

Commented Jun 25, 2013 at 09:03:35 in Entertainment

“@ArtemisReinhold, I see the analogy was lost on you.”

ArtemisReinhold on Jun 25, 2013 at 21:41:13

“And I can see by your profile pic that you take yourself WAY too seriously. ”
'Star Wars Episode VII': In Defense Of George Lucas

'Star Wars Episode VII': In Defense Of George Lucas

Commented Jun 21, 2013 at 13:11:00 in Entertainment

“It's not exactly being a hero to give away one dollar when you have ten thousand. Especially, when a lot of it goes to his own educational foundation.”

ArtemisReinhold on Jun 25, 2013 at 08:38:21

“I wasn't aware that George Lucas was worth 10,000 x $1,000,000,000. Yowza. Thanks for pointing that out. You're a real hero. ”
'Star Wars Episode VII': In Defense Of George Lucas

'Star Wars Episode VII': In Defense Of George Lucas

Commented Jun 21, 2013 at 13:02:39 in Entertainment

“I work in visual effects and I know professional fan-boys who would give Lucas a run for his money regarding SW film lore, so I'm not in agreement with this article. Also, don't forget that Lucas brought us Jar Jar Binks and the ridiculous idea of "medi-chlorians". Do we really want more of that? For me, the importance of Lucas was his contributions to special effects and digital visual effects as a whole. Big tent-pole blockbusters of today are all based on Lucas' early pioneering with the SW films. Lucas was/is a geek who revels in the science of film making. That never made him a good director and I don't think he should be a consultant on the next SW films... he's had six chances, after all, to get it right.”