There's a whole lotta foodie talk going on. But in the age of the supermarket, it's really bogus. In Germany they still have food "seasons." Although, at least so far, I've never bought watermelon on the winter (although I like having tomatoes throughout the year, so yea for international commerce). And just in case you think dwarves have it bad, that article ends with "While Germans delight in as much asparagus as possible over a period of eight weeks, barley is one crop they are happy to consume — in its preserved, liquid form — all year round." Although, don't we all know Germans like their beer? (See links later on about being carefully taught)
The next breakthrough in batteries will be in production, not in technology innovation. (Grokked from Robert J Bennett)
The least unhealthy food choices at fast food restaurants. Just in case you need it. Note that most fast food is highly processed (which means low in vitamins and other good things for you, high in processed/simple carb and proteins, not to mention added fat and sodium). (Grokked from Dan)
"Don't let them tell you it's all in your head." Delilah Dawson and her experiences with the healthcare system. Points, yes, this. And you don't actually have to be taking anti-depressants for this to happen. Yep, seen that (on the receiving end and on the giving end, although I tried to fight). Doctors (and nurses and everyone else) are quick to grasp the easiest solution, and when your problem doesn't fit that solution, it's obviously in your head. Also the result of differential diagnosis. That is, if what you're describe is 95% this one disease, we will check you first for that disease using the least invasive test until we have something that makes sense to your healthcare givers. Unfortunately for a lot of doctors that means if you're female it's all in your head. (Grokked from Chuck Wendig)
The Onion weighs in on Gamer Gate/Fanboys and the insistence of sticking to the "staying true to the material" meme. Slow clap. (Grokked from Robert J Bennett)
I wonder if TEA Party activists would be upset at this tax (on "sanitary products") if we had this in the US? I'm not entirely sure which direction they'd go. But apparently SNAP (or food stamps) can't be used for these products, and many states charge sales tax on them. So, TEA Party, where's your position paper? (Grokked from the Slactivist)
Thought it would actually be good for practice shooting whomp rats in Beggar's Canyon, but no. Instead you "can experience the excitement of standing on the launch pad beneath NASA's massive new rocket, the Space Launch System or SLS…" Um, isn't that what happened to Jimmy Hoffa? Maybe I can stand over there, instead. Like a safe distance away. (Grokked from George Takei)
While it may be hard to say that conservative presidential aspirants support white supremacists views, it is clear whom those white supremacists support. Must have been all those dog whistles. Ben Carson stand alone in calling out the obvious racism of Dylan Roof's shooting. Considering he was actually polling quite well before this, it'll be interesting to see where his numbers go concerning "the base." But then, the polling is becoming increasingly less actuate (see: 2012 election and Nate Silver's rise to prominence). (Grokked from Dan)
Many people are wondering where people like Dylann Roof get their ideology and twisted sense of reality. If only we knew how people become racists and how racism spreads. You have got to be carefully taught. The same way sexism continues in the culture.
The C of CC says, Dylann Roof was a monster for shooting people, but he wasn't wrong. "However, the council stands unshakably behind the facts on its website, and points out the dangers of denying the extent of black-on-white crime." And yes, I did pull that Bill Maher quote.
You know eventually, Bill O'Reilly, you'll realize the problem is you. I don't expect it soon, because of the narcissism, but eventually.
Oh thank God there's another ISIS whackaloon and the conservative shout-o-sphere can go back to talking about "the real threat to Americans." Although "Justin Nojan Sullivan" doesn't have the right ring to it. So maybe we need another, someone with "al" and a whole bunch of "ck"s and "ch"s in their name.
Just going to drop this here. A "Fox & Friends co-anchor" goes rouge and tries to throw an axe into a target, misses, hits West Point drummer. You can't really blame them. At Fox, you don't need any real talent for anything, and the whole organization is a classic example of the Dunning-Kruger effect. (Grokked from Robert J Bennett)