"Writing on his blog, Mr Whiting - head of the independent Acorn School in Nailsworth, Gloucester - said fantasy books can be bought without a 'special licence', despite damaging the 'sensitive subconscious brains of young children'." Aw fuck, not this shit again. Time to play whackamole. (Grokked from several people)
"But this study is just the latest example of research showing that in the long run dieting is rarely effective, doesn’t reliably improve health and does more harm than good. There is a better way to eat." Oh yeah, it's a full-on food fight again! For those of you who grew up in the 70s and 80s, you remember this dance. Diet won't do it alone, exercise won't do it alone. If you lose weight fast, you'll gain it back, fast. Eat less (like, hey, have the small fries instead of the large) and exercise more (as in, you walk on average 5000 steps, up that to make 6000 your average). And being "fit" is more important than weight and BMI. Heck, the CDC recommendation is for seniors to get 6 minutes of exercise every other day (because they usually don't). "Relative to chronic dieters, people who eat when they’re hungry and stop when they’re full are less likely to become overweight, maintain more stable weights over time and spend less time thinking about food. Mindful eating also helps people with eating disorders like binge eating learn to eat normally. Depending on the individual’s set point, mindful eating may reduce weight or it may not. Either way, it’s a powerful tool to maintain weight stability, without deprivation." Keep moving, keep learning. (Grokked from Elizabeth Bear)
"The Air Force plans to begin firing laser weapons from larger platforms such as C-17s and C-130s until the technological miniaturization efforts can configure the weapon to fire from fighter jets such as an F-15, F-16 or F-35. Instead of flying with six or seven missiles on an aircraft, a directed energy weapons system could fire thousands of shots using a single gallon of jet fuel." Wow, I didn't know fighter jet power plants could produce that much extra energy. Pew pew. (Grokked from Dan)
How the Trumpster works, change the subject and call the interviewer stupid. First of all, Donald, nobody needs to kiss your ass.
What I didn't see, all these "bathroom bills" are just a get out the vote operation. Like all the "ban same-sex marriage" laws were in 2004.