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So I read the full study and it's completely skewed as expected. Excessive candy consumption was defined as more than 3.5 candy consumptions per week. The "data" were collected via survey with no indication of what a candy portion consisted of (single lollipop? row of oreo cookies? no telling!) What is telling however is the following quote:
"The ranges within each of the frequency categories were subjectively selected to provide roughly similar proportions of the population in each group while also corresponding to easily interpretable frequencies of consumption over the course of a month or week"
To call this science is a fallacy since there is no room for subjectivity in a scientific study. They essentially cherry picked the data to manipulate the numbers in their favor. They could have easily compared the once a month box of cookie bingers to the frequent small mint candy suckers and shown no difference between the groups. Laughable!!
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This guy is confusing George Romero's reason from making the Dead movies with why we like them. Yes, Dawn of the Dead is a statement about rampant consumerism. Land of the dead is about a police state in the wake of a perceived terrorist threat. This doesn't equate to why they are popular. I think the Zombie genre lost popularity because the sequels to the first 2 dead movies sucked so bad that they were replaced by Jason Vorhees, Michael Myers, and Freddy Kruegar. When that well dried up, darker horror themes came back and Zombies were part of that resurgence. Geeks like me enjoy Zombie movies for simple reasons like, really cool gore effects, gritty non-hollywood storytelling, and the idea that only we are prepared for this upcoming threat because we stockpiled on tactical bacon, katana swords, and red bull so that when all the jocks are dead we can finally get the courage to ask out Sally Perkins from english class. It's really that simple.
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Yes, Machiavellian mom, you have successfully made your children weaker. The whole point of that quote is that working together makes groups stronger. Are your children a threat to you? Keep them pitted against each other so they don't jeopardize your ruling authority? This is just silly.
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Comics are an equal opportunity forum for the over-idealization of both the male and female forms. In male dominated sports, woman are portrayed as cheerleaders or objects to be had if you wear the right clothes or drink the right beer. In comics, female heroes are independent, strong, and usually have high grade careers when they aren't saving the world. Which scenario is more offensive?
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@Romke, no one is making claims about taste. That is a purely subjective matter. I'm sure any food grown and purchased locally, whether non-organic or organic will taste better. Buy whatever your preference is. Just wash the organic stuff more thoroughly since organic food is more likely to have e coli. Organic fertilizer is poop....literally :)
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You actually need to use organic pesticides in greater amounts to achieve the same effectiveness. Also, certain GM crops are designed to be undesirable to local pests, yield more crops per acre, and can be sustained with less water. I recommend reading up on Norman Borlaug, the man who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and credited with saving the lives of over 1 billion people worldwide with GM foods. Cross pollination is a roll of the dice. You can get a good result mixed with some bad as well. We now have the ability to target specific genes to express the traits we want, but maintaining the integrity of the food....so much more efficient.
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DUDE!! Put down the freakin' camera and celebrate with your wife! Is posting it on youtube so important that you need to stand there and giggle while your wife experiences the most profound thing that's ever happened to her? Comfort her. Love her.
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You didn't click the link then. They show the silhouettes and it's the classic chimp to man progression that is still seems to hang onto the mainstream.
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Too bad something so cool is wasted on the misnomer that we evolved from chimpanzees. Chimps and Humans share a common ape-like ancestor. Just like Snookie from Jersey Shore and Albert Einstein share a common ancestor. Noone would ever make the argument that Snookie could evolve into someone as sophisticated as Einstein.
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