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  1. This is the manner in which Sanders...

    This is the manner in which Sanders differentiates between which of the two imperfect political parties should prevail in a specific issue, when that's the bottom-line...
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    I think you mistook my point. I was explaining...

    I think you mistook my point. I was explaining that different things have different priorities, and some things have overriding priority, i.e., life over money. Regardless of how we address the...
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    I take bae's point: If population grows, then a...

    I take bae's point: If population grows, then a steady-state economy won't work.

    It won't matter: As long as population is increasing, whatever economizing done will have only a delaying effect....
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    The problem, Catherine, is that would be...

    The problem, Catherine, is that would be perceived by the "greedy" as sharing what they think they're entitled to control with the "undeserving poor". Some would even consider a suggestion that...
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    Yet, even a catastrophe is as likely as not to...

    Yet, even a catastrophe is as likely as not to prompt the powerful to adopt even more rapacious approaches rather than less rapacious.
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    This is key: The way things are now, the growth...

    This is key: The way things are now, the growth economy can be imposed on all by its proponents; a steady-state economy can be scuttled almost unilaterally by its opponents.
  7. I'm just one person. The idea that the nation, or...

    I'm just one person. The idea that the nation, or even one of two major political parties in the nation, should be working specifically for me never enters my mind. They should be working for what's...
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    Way too busy with work and church to pursue that...

    Way too busy with work and church to pursue that much research. Is there no definitive research on this providing the contention you claimed, i.e., that no more energy is expended by hunter-gatherers...
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    Running coax throughout a house still has value....

    Running coax throughout a house still has value. Wireless Internet has limitations and always will. MoCA makes a home's coax into wired Internet. It's fantastic. Of course, if you've got the studs...
  10. Thread: Passport card?

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    I think they are really best suited to folks for...

    I think they are really best suited to folks for whom international travel involves beach vacations or cruises. It was from a cruise line that I first heard about them. The limitations seemed too...
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    They've proven what they claimed they've proven:...

    They've proven what they claimed they've proven: Longevity; and proven it with humans. (My cousin spent years as director of the Pritiken Longevity Institute.) What they haven't proven is that you'd...
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    The most well-supported approach, using the kind...

    The most well-supported approach, using the kind of logic you touched on, is one that most of us would consider remarkable deprivation. Longevity is supported best by remarkably low calorie diets....
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    I think they really had already gone as far with...

    I think they really had already gone as far with Gardner as they could. The show is supposed to be about Alicia, and the back and forth between L/G and F/A was getting a little boring. Without a good...
  14. Thread: Civility online

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    It is an interesting question, actually. Deep...

    It is an interesting question, actually. Deep linking an image like that is actually considered to be a relatively non-enforceable copyright violation. I suppose Pinterest justifies it by saying that...
  15. Thread: Civility online

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    I think we're getting a little off-topic, but I...

    I think we're getting a little off-topic, but I think it is important to note that Facebook and Pinterest serve very different purposes, and so different nominal emotions are not surprising. Facebook...
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    Most folks have a pretty good idea if they're...

    Most folks have a pretty good idea if they're planning to become pregnant, and the dietary counter-indication doesn't snap into efficacy at the moment of conception. Practically nothing in nutrition...
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    I'm not sure but I bet it is explicitly...

    I'm not sure but I bet it is explicitly counter-indicated for pregnancy.


    Because you really can't generalize from some disease to a universally best diet.[/QUOTE]See included quote.
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    That's not an accurate assessment though. Many...

    That's not an accurate assessment though. Many studies have been conducted and reached reproducible and reproduced results. Dr. McDougall has actually proven that his low-fat approach saves the lives...
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    It's not for me, but I do agree that people who...

    It's not for me, but I do agree that people who are willing to give up our comfortable, consumer-focused life of comparative leisure and willing to commit to hours and hours of rigorous physical...
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    The fact that one specific regimen happens to be...

    The fact that one specific regimen happens to be superlative doesn't preclude some other regimen, even one radically different, from being almost as good. The key, though, is that the...
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    Yes and yes and no. We have this idea that we're...

    Yes and yes and no. We have this idea that we're going to move on to the next phase by November 2024 at the very latest. My spouse will be 70 1/2 by then, and the idea of delaying the start of our...
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    McDougall http://www.drmcdougall.com/ My...

    McDougall

    http://www.drmcdougall.com/

    My cousin previously was director of the Pritiken Center in Florida in Florida. Nathan Pritiken was one of McDougall's mentors.


    Sometimes it is a...
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    Even moderation. My cousin is a...

    Even moderation.

    My cousin is a nationally-recognized expert on nutrition and isn't effusive with regard to the new study. His perspective, in short...
  24. Thread: Giving up meat

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    Two problems with what you're suggesting. First,...

    Two problems with what you're suggesting. First, farmers have a vested interest in keeping the distasteful details of their industry from even their best friends. Heck, there are things about...
  25. Thread: Giving up meat

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    I probably misconstrued your earlier question,...

    I probably misconstrued your earlier question, but I have a question for you here: Do you see how you acknowledged something as shades of grey (differences in cognition capacity) and then implied a...
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