And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Linkee-poo is on the highway to Hell

Research finds, low-carb or low-fat, either diet will help you lose fat. Although I disagree with the researchers, I think it's the 30% cut in calories that actually did the trick (eat less, exercise more). But, as I said before, extensive research has shown it's not the actual (balanced) diet that works, it's sticking to it over the long haul that works.

I can confirm for you, our emergency room has bolt-cutters. They have a whole toolbox of industrial tools (as well as the medical ones). I'm sure we've encountered titanium rings before, but I have seen them use the bolt-cutters to remove necklaces, cut fishhooks, and a link of chains that had been drug through an arm (released the weight of the chain on the wound, before attempting to remove the links that were in the muscle).

Here we go again. Someone is using Federal Lands and not following the rules. When the government (protecting our interests) tries to clamp down, the Oath Keepers show up. Sorry, guys, you're on the wrong side of your oath here.

It looks like CGI, but no, this fish actually has a transparent skull. Because the world is much weirder than you can think. (Grokked from Robert J Bennett)

Some followup video and photos following the Tianjin warehouse explosion. Better living through chemicals. (Grokked from John)

Curbing sexual assault on campus is now a big business. This isn't a new phenomenon. Whenever a business figures out some process, they often write white papers and sell solutions to other companies.

Annnnddddd… John Kasich is out. John didn't get the memo, the GOP doesn't like "illegals", so they couldn't have contributed anything. "'A lot of these people who are here are some of the hardest-working, God-fearing, family-oriented people you can ever meet,' Kasich said to a smattering of polite applause." He later backtracked.

You'd think this would be the end of Dr. Ben Carson's presidential bid, but knowing conservative politics probably not. "Before GOP 2016er Ben Carson was slamming fetal tissue research, the neurosurgeon was conducting studies on fetal tissues himself… According to a blog post by OB/GYN Jen Gunter that was highlighted by Buzzfeed, Carson participated in a 1992 study that relied on 'two fetuses aborted in the ninth and 17th week of gestation.'"

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