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Jamie Foxx Responds To Connecticut Shooting

Jamie Foxx Responds To Connecticut Shooting

Commented Dec 17, 2012 at 01:45:07 in Entertainment

“Although I will NEVER see this movie, I am pleased with Foxx's willingness to address this issue. I'm not sure what the solution is, especially since millions (if not billions) of people have seen violent movies and don't commit major atrocities, but I think it's time for a whole, new way of thinking and behaving.

On a similar vein, most people that own guns do not wantonly murder others, but clearly our "let it be" attitude towards guns (or at least high-powered ones) is not working anymore.”

JoeBobbs816 on Dec 17, 2012 at 03:39:56

“A .223 is NOT a high power rifle. Most hunting rifles are more powerful. The AR-15 looks scary but it's not much more than a pea shooter. It's stupid to think that the weapon he used was some elite weapon. The 5.56 NATO round, which is basically the same thing, is designed to disable people. Not high powered at all. They are high velocity rounds but that's it.
Same day there was 22 killed in china buy a guy with a knife. I suppose easy access to knives is what caused that and maybe we should outlaw the use of knives while we are at it?”

jeffinct58 on Dec 17, 2012 at 03:27:08

“hes willing to address the issue only because his movie with over the top senseless violence came out this week, their were other mass killings before he made this uber violent movie, what,it wasnt time then”
What Is Skepticism, Anyway?

What Is Skepticism, Anyway?

Commented Feb 2, 2013 at 22:22:18 in TED Weekends

“OMG! Even as I was still reading this article, my mind instantly remembered that Larry King interview. I have never forgotten how ridiculous Nye was. There was one part where Nye indicates that there may have been technologies that were unknown to these panel of physicists. You gotta be kidding me! Yet, this seems to be skepticism does. Nye was just "shooting from the hip", almost trying anything-and-everything just to get a reaction.”
Parent Regrets: Why I Wish We Never Had Gone to See Taylor Swift

Parent Regrets: Why I Wish We Never Had Gone to See Taylor Swift

Commented Aug 17, 2011 at 16:49:06 in Parents

“I kept waiting for "the bad stuff" with this article, but this is just plain ol' kvetching. Okay, so Swift tossed her hair around, looked cute, wore makeup, and called others "beautiful". And the bad part is????

And how DARE she do this in front of young, impressionable children.”
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Ramadan in the Mormon Heartland

Commented Aug 15, 2011 at 11:47:49 in Religion

“Great article! Forgive my naivete, but I did not know that BYU accepted anyone non-LDS (Mormon), but I am glad that you had a good experience (plus, it's nice to read something positive about Mormons, as most media has some negative story).

I am curious what prompted you to choose BYU over other schools.”
Do Calories Really Count?

Do Calories Really Count?

Commented Aug 15, 2011 at 11:19:36 in Healthy Living

“Well written. When I was a teenager, I used to eat cereal (Cap'n Crunch, Apple Jacks, etc.) and would wonder why, after only a few hours, I felt HUNGRIER than if I hadn't had any cereal at all.

Of course, your post explains it perfectly.”
Do Calories Really Count?

Do Calories Really Count?

Commented Aug 15, 2011 at 11:11:47 in Healthy Living

“I agree. Lower calorie foods seem to correlate with better-choice foods.”
Do Calories Really Count?

Do Calories Really Count?

Commented Aug 15, 2011 at 02:57:25 in Healthy Living

“I'm not saying that calories don't matter. The key question is to ask calories FROM WHAT?

It appears that calories from different sources (i.e. fat, carbs, etc.) affect us in different ways. Thus, it is only the generic belief that "a calorie is a calorie" that I no longer accept; on the other hand, calories from some food groups, mostly carbs (including sugar), tend to make us fatter.

That doesn't mean it's okay to eat 3 dozens eggs for breakfast either, as although this is a very low-carb food, our bodies still have to produce insulin (and other hormones) to process all that food.

Of course, there are cultures that eat plenty of carbs and stay thin, so I am making an assumption that it's the refined carbs that are the problem, and not carbs like spinach or zucchini.”

ConfuciusSay- on Aug 15, 2011 at 18:41:49

“I'm on board with that. Eating quality food is always going to be the best way to go.”
Do Calories Really Count?

Do Calories Really Count?

Commented Aug 15, 2011 at 02:48:02 in Healthy Living

“To say that pizza & ice cream are FAT heavy leaves out that they are also CARB heavy. It is simply inappropriate to leave out such an important component.”

williamg on Aug 15, 2011 at 19:03:38

“Even more, they are CALORIE heavy.”

NevaforLeadership on Aug 15, 2011 at 06:27:10

“Exactly!”
Do Calories Really Count?

Do Calories Really Count?

Commented Aug 15, 2011 at 00:38:32 in Healthy Living

“Excellent article! It is astonishing how science has held on for so long to the outdated belief that "a calorie is a calorie", when there is are extensive collection of studies that show a relationship of weight gain to foods that are high in refined carbohydrates because they produce such a high insulin response (among other hormones), resulting in weight gain.

Fat, on the other hand, which is high calorically, results in a negligible insulin response and by itself has little (to no) effect on weight gain. Unfortunately, we don't eat fat by itself (e.g. we put butter on bread), so from a practical perspective, it's not a great help.

I do believe that calorie counting has its place, though, as I believe that all foods, except water, produce in insulin response, so even spinach should not be overeaten. Again, I accept that from a practical perspective, that's unlikely.

Anyway, great job on the article. A lot of people will vehemently disagree because they will still hold onto the "calorie is a calorie" belief, despite the new science that debunks that belief.”

Quest2011 on Aug 15, 2011 at 13:52:00

“You deserve a fan for saying this

"Fat, on the other hand, which is high caloricall­y, results in a negligible insulin response and by itself has little (to no) effect on weight gain. Unfortunat­ely, we don't eat fat by itself (e.g. we put butter on bread), so from a practical perspectiv­e, it's not a great help."”

SW84 on Aug 15, 2011 at 08:51:38

“"hat show a relationsh­ip of weight gain to foods that are high in refined carbohydra­tes because they produce such a high insulin response (among other hormones), resulting in weight gain."

then you would also suspect to see people who follow high protein diets to gain weight as well, since protein produces a high insulin response

"despite the new science that debunks that belief. "

and what science is that? a study that doesn't control for confounding factors and includes ad libitum diets?”

ConfuciusSay- on Aug 15, 2011 at 01:45:20

“The overriding consideration regarding bodyweight remains calories. If they don't matter, there ought to be some fat famine victims. But there are none.
It's a good idea to make your calories count for you too- use good nutritious food to fill up the day's quota. Most people agree on that at least.

I asked a couple patients to consider a very simple restricted diet: 1 12 inch Subway chicken sandwich without cheese, and zero calorie drinks spread out over 3-5 meals per day. They could add a 300 calorie snack/meal of their choice in addition, for a rough total of 800-1000 cals/day. We suggested something like bananas or prunes, primarily to add fibre. The idea we were shooting for is something easy to do, that people might actually try. Moreover, local Subway outlets have a dressing made from a tasty herb, known to reduce BP.

The 1 month results are encouraging. The average weight lost is 3 kilograms. BP values have dropped by 10 points. Blood sugar readings are down by 100mg% in one case. So far, people are saving money overall, as they don't have to cook/get groceries, and the Subway outlets offer deals. Over a 2 month period, I lost 10 pounds myself. Is this an optimal, healthy diet? No, it's just easy to do.”
'Twinkie Diet': A Physician's Take on What Really Happens

'Twinkie Diet': A Physician's Take on What Really Happens

Commented Nov 17, 2010 at 19:22:15 in Home

“The problem here is that we don't know what he ate BEFORE he started this program. He claims that his weight loss is due to calorie restriction, but how many calories was he eating before? Also, for us carb-centric believers (as the principal culprit in creating fat, but not "sole culprit"), I would want to know how many carbs did he eat daily before he started.

Another problem with his study is that n=1 here... meaning it is one person's experience. But what if others did this and GAINED weight? I don't object to the study itself, but I DO object that only person's experience is used.”
Thoughts From a Former Craigslist Sex Worker

Thoughts From a Former Craigslist Sex Worker

Commented Sep 8, 2010 at 00:37:26 in Technology

“Let's remember that prostitution is an illegal activity. No, I don't like that CL had made it so convenient for prostitutes to do business, but I assume they'll just use the other hook-up sections (they sure don't leave much for the imagination).”

Mister Biggles on Sep 8, 2010 at 05:47:31

“You don't like it?

Why is even one flake of skin off of your back?”
Kitty Kelly's New Book Tells The Secrets Oprah Never Wanted You To Know

Kitty Kelly's New Book Tells The Secrets Oprah Never Wanted You To Know

Commented Apr 9, 2010 at 14:08:53 in Books

“Kelley's book is just "bullying" but in another format. She makes all these accusations and, of course, has an unsaid expectation that Oprah is supposed to "defend herself" from them. So, when you read that Oprah "ate two pieces of pecan pie", for example (assuming that this has any relevance to anything), how do you know it's true? Exactly who related this (so called) information... and why? And what about the character of these informants? Were they paid to share info, as what incentive would a person have to give this information, without being paid, without being credited?

Lastly, Oprah, like the rest of us, have the right to a private life. I don't know her relationship with her mother, but I don't want to let this book of "hearsay" determine it for me. Let the book go. Sadly, it will sell, as there is a market that loves this salacious material.”

edwcorey on Apr 9, 2010 at 15:41:04

“Celebrities really have no rights to privacy, even if the celebrity is accidental. It's debatable, of course: http://writ.news.findlaw.com/hilden/20020402.html
http://www.helium.com/items/333111-do-celebrities-deserve-some-level-of-privacy

lynettema on Apr 9, 2010 at 14:49:49

“Oprah is more than likely doing all she can to keep her family members from the paparazzi. We know how they love to pester everyone that has even a connection to celebrity.”