“Our children are a Veterinarian, a Phd Civil Engineer, and an MD. We took an active interest in their education. We certainly did not push them against the wall. We are both college educated and maintained a nurturing environment with financial assistance where called for.”
“People were around for 3 million years before cloth was invented. What is the big deal? More recently, Australian natives and Polynesian natives didn't have a problem. Neither do some people in the Netherlands. Do note the high rate of rape and abuse in some regions where women are all covered up, and the low rate of rape and abuse in Sweden, Denmark, etc. which are a lot more casual.”
veggiequeenmo on Aug 26, 2013 at 22:41:50
“You think rape has to do with clothing? Geez...get an education, please, before you make any more idiotic remarks.”
“Just had my blood tested. I've got all those nutrients (and others) in range. I'm a vegan. The toughest one is B12 which I take sub lingual under my tongue since I'm apparently deficient in the enzyme needed to digest B12 pills in my intestine. Something else is out of whack which my naturopath is investigating. It's fine tuning on my health. The GP is busy with sick people. Life style and nutrition are not his specialty.”
ABXNOMORE on Jul 26, 2013 at 17:17:52
“Liquid B12 drops placed under the tongue is absorbed better than sublingual pills. Methylcobalamin is the best for of B12. All vegan's need to supplement with B12 unless you are eating a ton of foods fortified with B12.”
ie on Jul 26, 2013 at 17:12:58
“FYI, I've read, and witnessed, that B12 may show fine in blood levels, but not be absorbed at cellular level as well, so tissues may not have enough. I witnessed this with my father as I cared for him for several years. Methylcobalamin is best absorbed--much better than cyanacobolamin.”
getsit on Jul 26, 2013 at 16:58:58
“Make sure you do. My friend who is vegan started having trouble concentrating and some other brain issues and her blood works showed a real deficiency. She started taking it and got better quickly. She knew better so there was no excuse. Not having enough over time can cause permanent brain damage.
You can get Vitamin 12 shots which don't go through your intestine. Maybe you can get a prescription and shoot it up yourself.
Personally I don't think we humans were ever meant to be vegans. Adding eggs (which are full of nutrition) at the very least and some milk products like yogurt.”
Jun 26, 2013 at 13:37:22
“Read the news. Red meat distinctly worse for all causes mortality, long term study over 400,000 people. Red meat promotes heart disease, cancer example colon, diabetes. Processed meat even worse. Also read BBC, an egg a day or more worse for all causes mortality, particularly diabetic doctors(!). Dairy? Read "The No Dairy Breast Cancer Program" by world famous scientist prof. Jane Plant, CBE. There are many studies concluding vegans and vegetarians longer lived. We're vegans plus a couple servings of wild caught sardines or oystes a week, less than 4 ounces each. Why isn't all this more widely known? Food Inc., big Pharma, "fee for service" all depend on patients with unhealthy nutrition...Oh, takes a lot more acreage and makes a lot more carbon dioxide to feed livestock for people consumption, than to feed people plant foods. Don't expect much change - people still smoke in spite of everything.”
James Kling on Jun 26, 2013 at 13:53:06
“Four of the five blue zones are omnivorous, not vegan.
And BTW, eating "a couple servings of wild caught sardines or oystes a week" means you're an omnivore, too. LOL.
Here's a meta-analysis of over 1.2 million people that concluded that eating red meat had absolutely no correlation with heart disease or diabetes:
“There are plenty of women in string bikini's. That dress covers a whole lot more than a bikini. What is the big deal anyway, people were around for millions of years before cloth was invented. Some people have let themselves go and cover up to disguise, and want other people to cover up too.”
“1. Marijuana within 3 hours of driving doubles the crash rate. Sneaky thing, car magazine tested marijuana drivers on a maneuvering course, the drivers "thought" they were doing fine, but rubber cones were knocked down all over. They had no clue they were screwing up. 2. Lungs are not designed to handle smoke particles. Took decades to learn that on tobacco, here we go again. Medical? use cannabis inhalers like the asthmatics do. 3. Widespread availability, teens using marijuana lose 10 points in IQ. What is it saying about you to resort to chemical trickery to occupy yourself - we exercise, engage in the community, eat healthily, what's the matter with the recreational pot users?”
Phil DeBowl on Mar 25, 2013 at 19:51:46
“"what's the matter with the recreational pot users?" Gee Jerry maybe we don't think like You do,maybe we see a different reality than you,nothing to get excited about we are all unique.
If you want to know more about cannabis and smoking Google Dr.Donald Tashkin,UCLA cannabis and smoking studies.”
Mitakuye Oyasin on Mar 25, 2013 at 19:38:35
“Please cite evidence for your claims. "Car magazine" is not a source. Were these tests done under medical supervision? These "results" run completely opposite of the medically supervised tests I have seen.”
liveinhope23 on Mar 25, 2013 at 19:17:29
“Nothing at all.
What's the matter with sanctimonious busybodies who believe their life should serve as a model for everyone else? If you were that busy exercising and engaging in the community, you wouldn't have time to piss away online pontificating about subjects in which you are clearly under-informed. Here's a thought, if you don't want to do it, don't.
Statistics provided by the Kirk Cameron School of Public Policy.
Losing IQ points? That's laughable - and anyone who has even a nodding acquaintance with the vagaries of intelligence testing will tell you point blank that you are talking through your hat. But as usual, facts don't matter unless they serve to support your already held conviction.
BTW - smugness is not an attractive quality and staying sober has done very little to improve your writing skills.”
ProgressiveWithoutAParty on Mar 25, 2013 at 19:02:42
“1 Really? Wow, so you are saying that a car magazine (no citation of course) actually got people to commit a felony and consume marijuana for a "sneaky test"? Did the car magazine editor supply the marijuana for the study? Did he get it for the test drivers from a nearby high school? I gotta call BS on point "1"
2. REALLY?. OK, so do you propose a total ban on any smoke producing products? Fire wood? "use cannabis inhalers like the asthmatics do" clearly you have absolutely no idea what a vaporizor is or how it works.
3. "Widespread availability" nonsense. Today under prohibition, it is easier for teenagers to get marijuana than cigarettes. Legalization and regulation will reduce availability. Your assertion that teens lose 10 IQ points is also pure unsubstantiated fantasy.
4. Is your point that recreational pot smokers don't "exercise, engage in community, eat healthy"? I gotta tell you, many of your colleagues, friends and coworkers smoke pot, and you haven't got a clue. Even many members of your church do as well. Many of them don't even drink alcohol. And I'll bet none of them fit into the "pigeon hole" your post portrays all "recreational pot users" as.
FYI: The government refuses to allow any legal scientific marijuana case studies. All your "facts" are made up BS...Do you really think there are people in a room smoking pot and performing like chimpanzees while guys in white lab coats write notes?”
OhioYippieHippie on Mar 25, 2013 at 18:57:40
“don't smoke and drive, use a vaporizer or edibles, legalize and regulate so children do not have access like they do now and legislate 21 and older like alcohol which actually causes organ damage even in moderate use and most importantly for you personally, re read the constitution and mind your own business. mmmm k.”
Pimp N man on Mar 25, 2013 at 18:52:38
“It's time for you to go play in traffic”
paulievision on Mar 25, 2013 at 18:07:16
“Tests show pot drivers are more aware of their impairment and drive more cautiously than the over confident reckless accident prone alcohol drinkers.
In medical pot states auto accidents and fatalities decreased along with a drop in beer consumption.
The U.of Otago, New Zealand study showed an 8 point drop in IQ only the 50 teens out of over 1000 who started chronic pot use at AGE 12.
Just who is advocating for 12 year olds to use pot? No one. Advocates want 21 and up.
The other 900 plus teens who started chronic pot use AT AGE 18 SHOWED ABSOLUTELY NO DROP IN IQ OR LOWERED LONG TERM COGNITIVE FUNCTION AT ALL.
NOTHING. NADA. ZILCH. ZERO. READ THE STUDY FOR YOURSELF!
Search Dr. Donald Tashkin, Head of the Pulmonology at UCLA Med Center. He's been studying the effects of smoking marijuana on the lungs with govt grants from the NIH/NIDA for over thirty five years and admits that research has been unable to find any association at all with increased rates of lung disease in marijuana only smokers. In fact rates were lower for the pot smokers. He admits there is therapeutic value.
Pot is a bronco dilator. Asthmatics benefit greatly from pot. The coughing and spitting up is the positive result of a bronco dilator, same as with the pharmaceutical versions like Zopenex. Look it up. A bronco dilater works by shrinking inflamed bronchial tissue which allows proper cough response to eliminate the irritants and phlegm.”
Maddog420 on Mar 25, 2013 at 17:55:59
“Didn't happen to see the study out this past summer from the University of California- San Francisco and the University of Alabama. The cannabis smoking group had better lung fuction test results than the non-cannabis smokers. As a competative cyclist, I know from personal experience that a couple of good bong rips of some Super Lemon Haze and my times improve significantly than when I don't. It also motivates me to get off my butt and train. It has to do with activation of the endocannabinoid system, something tha our hunter/gatherer ancestors relied on to chase game and eat. Ever heard of a vaporizor. Ever heard of a special brownie? Car and Driver did a study in the 70's and the cannabis group had better driving metrics than the sober group and the drinking group.”
Rock of WPB on Mar 25, 2013 at 17:14:57
“Sorta missing the point. Alcohol is way worse and is legal. Besides what people choose to do is none of your damn business.”
marijobama on Mar 25, 2013 at 17:12:12
“For one thing, they're not eaten up with reefer madness like you appear to be, and recreational users exercise, engage in the community, and eat healthy food, too. I feel sorry for you that you don't appreciate all the good things about cannabis use.”
sviolette on Mar 25, 2013 at 17:10:49
“All lies. You must have a real hard time keeping up with the news.”
Mar 18, 2013 at 22:04:07
“Key to me is very low salt in Kind compared to most of the popular bars which are absolutely loaded with salt. The fascination of other U.S. producers with salt, sugar, and fat is really having an effect on our blood pressure, waist lines, and longevity.”
Mar 13, 2013 at 13:52:48
“English first. Our granddaughter takes English first, then Spanish and Chinese. I took English first, then Spanish and German. I'm 78, what I remember most from German and Spanish was about their culture, not language syntax. I'd argue for English first, then "traveler's" or Berlitz traveler's level communication for U.S. people going to Canada, Latin America, Europe, etc. BTW, the most universal worldwide language for computer programming and engineering is English.”
Cecilia Rivera on Mar 13, 2013 at 14:51:59
“given the story above i fail to see how your post ties in to it.”
Snippert on Mar 13, 2013 at 14:18:58
“I've have no problem with prioritizing English language learning, but the people who complain about it tend to be racist.”
revblueroof on Mar 13, 2013 at 14:18:22
“Seeing there are territories of the US for which English is not a first language, and has not been since they became US territories. The US has never had an official language, and now is not the time to impose one.”
Claudia L on Mar 13, 2013 at 14:09:12
“English is also the International Language of the Sea. If the communications officer hales another ship in any other language than English, they are not obliged to answer.”
“Wall Street is happy, profits up, don't care about waning wages and people out of work. Wierd, Wall Street says they are 70% driven by consumers - how are these unemployed and low wage people going to consume? Wall Street can't even do 1+1. Economists analysis economy is great with a level playing field, goes straight down when the "elite" extract $ from the people, which is exactly what the sequester is doing. Congress supports tax favoritism to the wealthy by squeezing the people.”
“Size 8? Depends on the model. Some are 6 feet tall and depending on how the "size 8" is determined might be O.K. Other models might be 5 foot 6 and a size 8 would be baggy. From what I've read, some of the Victorias Secret models (gorgeous figures!) may have trouble if the style house provides skinny dresses. BTW, interesting to see a 5' 10" model wearing 6" spike hills looking down at Justin Biber...”
intellifran on Sep 9, 2013 at 13:57:42
“You MUST be over 5'7 to walk the runway. Only celebrities get away with being short and wearing heels on the runway. You will not find a 5'6 model on the run way. Most are even taller (5'9 range).”
“NH Union Leader newspaper today here says the Fed never checks to see if the loan is a reasonable risk. Half the college majors, the newspaper says, are only able to get jobs that didn't require college. Waste of Governments and our money. Many of the jobs don't pay enough to repay the loans. On the other end, there are computer programming jobs open here in NH while the colleges are pushing other majors with little prospect of the student getting work and being able to pay off the loan. Upshot is, availability of government student loans enables colleges to push costs up at triple the inflation rate.”
Feb 13, 2013 at 21:38:43
Live Better America
“My wife's in her 70's. She does not need a tent to wear. We go to fitness. Quite a number of the other women in their 30's and 40's and 50's and 60's and 70's and even 80's (it's a big club) do not need to wear tents either, and they don't. Form fitting clothes are common, slim chic tennis wear, and bicycle Lycra. They do nice speedo type swim suits either one piece or two piece. Well, in cold water, perhaps a skin divers suit. They fit snug too.”
“Please read the prof. Jane Plant CBE book "The No Dairy Breast Cancer Prevention Program" available Amazon, bookstores, etc. Prof. plant had several surgeries, radiations, chemos, it wasn't working and she had months to live. Being an eminent world renowned scientist she dug into the causes of her cancer growth - the yogurt she was eating to restore probiotics after chemo sessins was feeding her cancer. She stopped all cancer promoting foods and is doing fine 17 years later. Do read her book(s). It could save your life.”
“J. Law says she won't starve herself for a part. Likewise she absolutely shouldn't fatten herself up for a part, example recently a director asking her to put on pounds so she reportedly tried a Philly Cheese Steak. The Director certainly does not read Harvard Health studies showing a daily small serving of red meat leads to 13% worse chance of heart disease. Maybe what's in the picture is a Philly Cheese Steak butt. Really hope she sticks to her weight as in "The Hunger Games" and tells the Director to stuff it.”
Blarg on Jan 30, 2013 at 18:21:29
“Unfortunately, it's a lot easier to stretch skin out than to stretch it back. A lot of boxers who have gone up in weight for a fight have found it very hard to maintain their usual weight or speed when they step back down to their usual size. Ballooning up and down, even with pure muscle, is hard on the body and can take years to fully set right.”
“? Top Victoria Secret Angel is a B cup. Absolutely gorgeous. Makes big bucks $$$ from her figure. No she doesn't spill out of her clothes. Terrific swimsuit model. First thing I think of on big boobs is too fat. "Gross" doesn't cut it compared to "fit". Ugh. Personal opinion.”
“In Australia where our son lives, minimum wage is $15 which is just about a living wage. Lots of small restaurants and other stores open and thriving. Tipping is generally not done for a standard restaurant meal. It's a level playing field where all the businesses have the same floor. Australia dollar worth about what U.S. dollar is, Their unemployment and economy is much better. Oh, yes, everyone has health care and their mortality is much better than the U.S. Health care is not a burden for the businesses like it is here.”
“Porpoises, whales, and pilot whales have very large brains. Early fossil whales sort of look like a crocodile creature that went right on to develop a high level of intelligence. Example on porpoises, trainer can ask the porpoise to do a different trick every time it goes out, or even get two porpoises to do the same trick even though only one of them could see the signal. Now sharks are pretty stupid but they are a highly evolved sensory machine. Look at a shark eye "nobody home". Look at a whale eye, it's looking right back at you.”
“Candice is a gorgeous bikini model - "less is more" she said at Miami beach with her very ripped (!) boyfriend. She's got beautiful blue eyes but not like the ones in the picture. She's a "B" cup which is great for modelling the VS "add two cups" swimsuits. Oh, yes, she works out to get her fabulous figure. Straight past me why the photoshoppers think they can improve on perfection.”
“The "keep and bear arms" the Continental Congress supported were single shot muzzle loading muskets and flintlock muzzle loading pistols. The then weapons of "mass destruction" were strictly under the control the militia. Never in their wildest dreams would Continental Congress have conceived a single person mowing down 20 children and 6 citizens with "legally purchased Congress sanctioned" weapons "Legal mayhem" is what Congress supports. The highly profitable $$ Gun industry has mistakenly expanded the definition of "single shot muzzle loading arms" and must support dedicated funding for police at schools. During the week after the "Congress Sanctioned Newtown Massacre" one hundred more people were killed by guns in the U.S.A. Gun industry must pay legal fees for people illegally shot by weapons far past "muzzle loading guns" Continental Congress was referring to.”
libertarian uprising on Jan 6, 2013 at 15:26:13
“The "Freedom of Speech" the constitutional congress supported was spoken word, manual printing presses and pamphlets written on parchment paper with a quill pen. Never in their wildest dream would they have envisioned twitter, the internet or texting.”
Dec 17, 2012 at 21:40:16
HuffPost Live 321
“Car crashes double when drivers smoke marijuana within three hours of driving. Adolescents starting on marijuana drop 8 points in IQ. Human lungs are not made for smoke - how many decades did it take for people to prove tobacco smokers have more heart attacks and lung cancer than non-smokers? How many decades will it take to prove the same thing for marijuana?”
kevin hunt2012 on Dec 19, 2012 at 11:28:07
“No one is buying your lies.
In states where medical marijuana is legal, people are switching from smoking to vaporizers. There goes your 'smoking' argument.
Tobacco is a carcinogen, marijuana is not. They are completely different plants.
" but they suggest that the association of these cancers with marijuana, even long-term or heavy use, is not strong and may be below practically detectable limits. "
Source: "Marijuana Use and the Risk of Lung and Upper Aerodigestive Tract Cancers: Results of a Population-Based Case-Control Study" Mia Hashibe et al. (2006)
"Comparing traffic deaths over time in states with and without medical marijuana law changes, the researchers found that fatal car wrecks dropped by 9% in states that legalized medical use "
Source: Medical Marijuana Laws, Traffic Fatalities, and Alcohol Consumption by D. Mark Anderson, Daniel I. Rees (November 2011)”
Joey Ismail on Dec 18, 2012 at 18:25:04
“Back to your silly comic book kid, this is an adult conversation.”
Yossarian22 on Dec 18, 2012 at 11:42:24
“Legalizing cannabis dispensaries has led to a decrease in traffic fatalities and a decrease in teen pot use. Legalizing and regulating marijuana will make it harder for kids to get their hands on pot and there's no evidence that adult marijuana use causes any brain damage whatsoever(unlike alcohol.) Moreover, the study linking teen marijuana use and IQ doesn't prove anything: by the authors' own admission, the most likely explanation is that troubled children, those with mental or psychological issues or those from a dysfunctional background, are more likely to use drugs as young teenagers and they're also more likely to under-perform on IQ tests: you would almost certainly find a similar connection between starting to have sex at a young age and IQ without anyone thinking that a roll in the hay causes brain damage.
And to finish debunking your disinformation, marijuana has been shown to not cause lung or respiratory cancers and there's no evidence whatsoever that it's cardiotoxic. Alcohol, on the other hand, vastly increases your risk of cancer and heart disease.”
Darkness690 on Dec 18, 2012 at 11:34:14
“And BS is spewed by uninformed individuals like yourself.”
commonsense333 on Dec 18, 2012 at 00:24:21
“Car crashes double within 3 hrs of smoking? What report did you read that in? I've never read that, and I have read literally thousands of studies on cannabis. I've read more studies on it than you will ever dream of reading. Evidence, please. Lungs and smoke, easy peasy. Are you serious? Do you have any game? Vaporize or eat it, 2 ways to keep the lungs clean. Vapes are in, dude. Also, cannabis does not cause cancer, it cures it. Read up a bit, gain some real knowledge, then come back for the second half. Peace out.”
silverstreet on Dec 17, 2012 at 22:43:29
“Drinking alcohol and driving is much more dangerous. But alcohol is legal -- and so should marijuana be legal.”
sensimilla on Dec 17, 2012 at 22:41:52
“Correct, users should be imbibing cannabis either orally or via vaporization. Smoking almost anything is bad for you.
The same things can be said for most prescription drugs out there. The issue of the legality of cannabis is separate from the issue of regulation of it. In Wa we are enacting a cannabis blood limit level of 5ng/ml, (which is presently being challenged in court for mmj users who have much higher tolerances.) so it will be treated very similarly to alcohol.
Cannabis is a sacred herb, and it's cousin, Hemp a sacred fibre. Both will change our economy in a positive way if we let it. We each have personal responsibility every time we get behind the wheel to be clear and sober. Legalizing Cannabis does not change that.”
HuffPuffCantGetEnough on Dec 17, 2012 at 22:20:23
“Some studies show higher risks of crashes while some suggest lower risk. They are inconclusive. You probably have never smoked it so you don't know what you are talking about. Tobacco smoke causes cancer and other serious chronic illnesses. Can you name one person in human history who has died from prolonged pot use? Take your time... Pot and tobacco are not the same thing so don't generalize between them.”
MDS428 on Dec 17, 2012 at 22:17:49
“So alcohol should be totally illegal? Because it's more dangerous to drink and drive than smoke. You're jumping past responsible use to driving intoxicated and giving it to kids. Put your strawman away and come back when you're ready for an actual debate.
On your way back, stop and read about all of the breakthroughs re: THC fighting cancer.”
Maddog420 on Dec 17, 2012 at 22:17:30
“Lung function increased in cannabis smokers vs nonsmokers in a peer reviewed study by the University of Alabama and The University of California 2012. Find it, read it, get educated.”
sixbluntsdeep on Dec 17, 2012 at 22:12:42
WowFolksAreDumb on Dec 17, 2012 at 22:10:43
“States that have enacted compassionate use legislation (medical cannabis) see a 9% reduction in DUI's and DUI-fatalities. That's an empirically verifiable fact.
And btw, they tried to prove that cannabis smokers have more lung cancers than non-smokers. They found that cannabis smokers have *fewer* lung cancers than tobacco smokers, and more interestingly, that cannabis smokers have *FEWER* lung cancers than members of the general population who smoke nothing at all. The study was done by Dr Donald Tashkin at UCLA in 2005.”
Josh Crawford on Dec 17, 2012 at 22:10:35
“Please provide a link to a source that supports those silly claims. Please....”
Matthew Minard on Dec 17, 2012 at 21:52:49
“Go back to watching "Reefer Madness"... my Mom smoked weed till she found out she was pregnant with me and I'm not "8 points lower on IQ" (go look at the data for fluoride in drinking water if you are afraid of lowered IQ).
and could you show some proof that smoking weed increases car crashes by double?
or are you just blowing smoke up peoples butts?”
TongueWagger on Dec 17, 2012 at 21:52:44
“Car accidents have not increased in states with quasi legalization. You are absolutely right it must not fall into the hands of kids. Prohibition is ineffective for that, education will work much better (funded with taxes). The cancer & heart disease rates are unproven, and this is not a prohibition argument anyway. Free country...”
“Budget was balanced in 2000. Then the GOP borrowed hundreds of billions of dollars per year cumulative to give tax cuts to the already wealthy. GOP then borrowed hundreds of billions of dollars for two wars, one of them had nothing to do with 9/11. Federal revenue is cut more than 20% to levels below other advanced countries. Do not punish the middle class and the poor for the GOP borrowing. Restore revenue to 2000 levels, then raise revenue to pay for two wars. Corporations have record profits, wealthy are spending lavish amounts on art, Tiffany's, ... not new small business jobs. Revenue from the wealthy is at lower levels than anywhere in the last 50 years. They are really "Free Loading" on government services.”
“Worldwide, the dairy regions are the breast cancer regions for solid scientific causes, see "The No Dairy Breast Cancer Prevention Program" by prof. Jane Plant, CBE. Dairy is to grow calves into cows in months and enables fast growing cells to grow faster, example human cancers. Areas with no dairy have very low rates of breast and prostate cancer. Huffington Post should do their homework before promoting cancer causing.”
intellifran on Nov 30, 2012 at 14:11:25
“So should you. Check out all the scientific data that refutes the nay sayers of dairy. Most notablly the oiling of america on youtube. You can also look through the weston price foundation website for scientifically linked data about the benefits of dairy and animal fats.”
“At fitness here there are a number of women who are working hard on their bodies and it shows! They look terrific in tights - and some of them in the gym with tight tops too. Quote "I look great in lycra because I bicycle - I bicycle because I look great in lycra!". BTW, tights show a lot less than the same women in the swimming pool here at the fitness club. And hot tub after working out.”