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Tuesday, June 26. 2018
Being overweight correlates with brain shrinkage
That doesn't prove it's causal, tho. Still, many problems with excess fat.
School discipline: How Federal Education Guidelines from 2014 are Destroying Kids’ Lives
Little House on the Prairie Now Shunned as Racist
The Southern Poverty Law Center isn't authoritative, it's garbage
New York Times bombshell on own reporter reveals Ali Watkins dated second potential source
Women using sex and charm to get ahead? That's a dog bites man story
Trump foes move toward public shaming even of low-level officials
DNC Vice Chair Keith Ellison: “Muslims Can Prepare Pork For Infidels, It Will Send Them To Hell And Make Allah Happy”…
Bacon is heaven
#WalkAway Campaign Urges Fed-Up Democrats to Leave the Party
51% See Democrats as Party of 'Identity Politics and Victimology'
Voters Don’t Regret Hillary’s Loss
DEM CHIEF OF STAFF TRIED TO EXPOSE SUSPECTED THEFT RING ON CAPITOL HILL, WAS MET WITH RESISTANCE
Why the protection of these Pakistani crooks?
Garrison: 'Trump Derangement Syndrone' Has Reached Epidemic Proportions
Where the Wall Worked - Tijuanans shrug at Donald Trump’s proposed wall—because they already have two. And, for the most part, they’ve done the city some good.
Obama admin: Of course we detained children
Two Views on the Politics of Immigration
The liberal lurch left on immigration
63% of Americans Say Arrest Illegals and/or Send Them Home – 21% (Democrats) Want Them Released
The Cost of Providing Health Care to Illegal Aliens - The total is obviously enough to pay for a border wall.
FBI Still Stonewalls Congress On Russia Investigation — More Deep State Obstruction?
Protesters 'SWARM' Tehran's Grand Bazaar, Shout 'Death To Palestine,' 'Death To Dictator'
Erdogan wins in Turkey, gets ready to assume sweeping powers
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"Being overweight correlates with brain shrinkage"
Or perhaps brain shrinkage correlates with being overweight.
Exactly how much overweight? 2 lbs? 20 lbs, 200 lbs? And by what measure? The flawed BMI? The traditional measure used before BMI? Or a judgement by others? What, exactly, is "overweight"? Is there one standard? Could you be overweight by one standard and underweight by another standard? Do we even have any idea what the ideal weight is? Is it the same for everyone, that is if you are 6' tall you should weigh 177? Male and female? I honestly doubt anyone can answer these questions without also contradicting standards in place already.
I agree with you. The Navy standards for women were ridiculous. If you were shorter, you had more leeway. Taller? You were screwed.
It should be based not only only pure weight, but on body type. I have a naturally muscular lower half. My thighs and butt have always been this way since childhood. Other women are reedy and less muscular. Do you really think you could compare a 5'10" model who is a willow and weight 125 with a more muscular woman who is 'hearty' and 165?
I could NEVER weigh 125. I weighed more than than in high school when I was very thin. So these weight charts and BMIs are silly.
I go with how do I look? I does my clothing fit. I know what is 'thin' for me, and a scale does not tell the story.
Voters don't regret Hillary loss...Of course we don't. America is a more prosperous place. We've started draining the swamp. North Korea is closer to giving up it's nukes and Iran is not being given the blank check Obama and Hillary tried to hand it.
The bad thing is that open hostility to anyone who isn't liberal is increasing. But if Hillary had won (and I am convinced she rigged the election more than Trump ever thought of doing) we would be in even more danger of losing our 1st and 2nd Amendment rights.
While in urban settings, the discipline might be non-existent, in my kid's rural,small popuulation (less than 100 kids per grade), mostly white, school I'm seeing an over reaction to misbehavior.
any type of aggression between students leads to a visit from the police. Any type of touching leads to a visit from a police and arrests for kids. After effects are forced counseling.
Could it be that the mostly law abiding, white families are easier for the state to prey upon. I've mentioned this before, about my daughter who was touched by a kid. On the thigh. Once.
He was arrested and put into the system and I keep getting letters from victim advocacy groups about my daughter's trauma and how if she needs counseling, if I want to go to the court for this kid's hearings (yeah, I"m gonna take off work for that) and yada yada, my kid can't possibly be coping with the after effects of some kid touching her leg without her permission.
Admin looking away for a minute for her to kick the kid in the balls would have solved this. But they aren't interested in solving this. And almost all if not all of the problem kids are from broken families. No dad to kick their ass.
Re; the Little House on the Prairie issue. This is part of the purge. who has purges? Countries that are going far left, adopting communism/socialism and repressive governments. Why? To get rid of anyone who might disagree and to make sure that no one dares stand up to them. Eliminate the open opposition and scare the rest into compliance. How do you fight this left wing oppression? Stand up to it, speak up, tell them to stick their PC where the sun doesn't shine.
Everyone who lived in the past is unacceptable now. It is an attempt to unmoor us from historical beliefs, so that there is no defense against the fads of the present.
nyone who ever read Hulcklelberry Finn (in which Jim is the most appealing character), likely including you, should be jailed. If you have also read the Little House series, you should be executed.
TDS: Says Mikey Moore thinks he should pay 97% of this income in taxes. So WHY HASN'T HE (that selfish blob)?
I have taught college Government classes for years, both federal and state government. I tell my students all the time that if they owe $10,000 in taxes and feel the urge to pay the government $20,000 then just write that bigger check. So do it, Mr. Moore.
And for those like Moore that want the poor to have better lives, there is nothing to stop them from taking those poor off the streets and putting them into their own homes. I don't know how many homes Michael has accumulated with his capitalism-bashing movies, but I am confident he has some vacant bedrooms. So put your money where your mouth is, big fella. Show me how it is done. I would watch a reality show featuring Moore living with random "unfortunate" types he has swept off the streets. When you are ready, Michael, I will bring the popcorn so we can watch this implode.
As some MF folks have known for years now, my DH and I--especially me have been shunned, stalked, had our home broken into, beaten with a cane, shoved down stairs, spit on and slapped all by "liberals" mostly women screaming that "You just have to support single women." The meaning being that my DH had to write their academic papers for them, or put their name on his work in order for them to look qualified for a faculty position. We were also attacked by a network of Jewish men from around the world, because we would no longer stay and work for a company that had stolen my DH work, fired him, and then demanded he stay on make the "Jewish" gal they replaced him with "look good". The bullying began immediately and has never stopped. Been 19 years now. Finally, the world gets to see just who the democrat/liberals/feminists really are. The thing that REALLY has to happen now is that white men in every company, every school, on every city council get organized amongst themselves--protect each other and thus protect whatever is left of our democracy. You have to be stronger than the attacker and that may risk your job security--you up for that? I know at least one here on MF is not--but, at least he admits it.
I’ll join you in the foxhole any day of the week. Liberty is worth dying for.
Thank you. It is the only way to restore some semblance of integrity on university campus and some job security for white males. They divided and they conquered all in the name of women's equity. They were never going to be happy with equity-they want and came close to having total dominance of this country. They own almost all American universities (sheesh--that even sounds bad as I write it !) We must also take a look at what has been done to our military in the name of women's liberation. It seems that the two officers who were on duty and should have avoided the Fitzgerald collision were both females. The decline in excellence due to the need to accommodate those who are entitled will destroy this country.
I really don’t care what color your skin is, male or female, my battle is with those opposing a free republic. Those that undermine a government of the people. I get what you’re saying about lower standards.
It breaks my heart to have to distinguish networks of bullying, special privilege, etc. by race. It honestly makes want to cry sometimes, because I was not raised to distinguish between any group based on religion or race. However, when a small group of people use their network connections to harm others I have to identify it for what it is. When the best way up the business ladder for an African/American male is to side with rabid feminists then I encourage white males to stick together. I never acted in any way to create this world but here it is. One of the other MFers said this "what is allowed continues". Absolutely right if we cannot identify the small groups of assassins we cannot protect ourselves. I need to clarify something here. It was a small group of "red diaper Jews" who attacked us, stole from my DH and then tried to bully us into submission. HOWEVER, there were other members of larger Jewish community who saw, and who knew what was going on and they have tried to help in many little ways and I love them for that--their efforts have not gone unnoticed. I just wish they felt free enough to stand in the light, to defend the innocent in public. There is another important story that sooner or later has to come out.
My view on being confronted with violence may not be the wisest or legal. But I agree with Marine General who said be polite but have a plan to kill everyone you meet. There are a lot of people out there physically able to beat me to death, however if they ever try that is what they will have to do. For all of those who lack that physicality or stupidly bring a cane to a gun fight I will beat you till you stop moving. IMHO if more people felt this way it would be a safer more polite world. I believe I am a gentleman but if a woman hit me or used any weapon on me I would at the least hit her hard enough so that she wouldn't get up soon. Is that wrong? I honestly don't know anymore but either I would be exonerated or they would give me a lot of time in prison to ponder that question.
Ali Watkins....IS "dating" the replacement word for prostitution kind of like "gay" is the replacement word for homosexual?
Indy, don't think of it as "prostitution". It is just use of a renewable resource to save the earth.
That is the funniest thing I have heard in several days !!