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Comment: Re:Study subject not depressive (Score 1) 115

by Opportunist (#47965167) Attached to: New MRI Studies Show SSRIs Bring Rapid Changes to Brain Function

The main problem is that psychoactive drugs have VASTLY different effects depending on your baseline of operation. Especially with you're dealing with a drug like an SSRI, which by itself doesn't put something into your body but rather keeps your body from eliminating something.

That first and foremost requires something to exist, and the lack thereof IS exactly the problem.

Is it me or is it considerable bullshit to examine the effect in a healthy specimen?


Hundreds of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City 161

Posted by samzenpus
from the cooling-things-off dept.
mdsolar writes with an update on the People's Climate March. More than 400,000 people turned out for the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday, just days before many of the world's leaders are expected to debate environmental action at the United Nations climate summit. Early reports from event organizers are hailing the turnout as the largest climate march in history, far bigger than the Forward on Climate rally held in Washington, D.C., last year. High-profile environmentalists including Bill McKibben, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jane Goodall and Vandana Shiva marched alongside policymakers such as Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and former Vice President Al Gore were also there, and more than 550 buses carried in people from around the country.

Comment: Re:Interesting (Score 1) 115

by Opportunist (#47962523) Attached to: New MRI Studies Show SSRIs Bring Rapid Changes to Brain Function

Well, that's exactly the problem, that being the judge yourself is usually anything but easy. It may seem odd for someone who never experienced it, but for you, very little changes. You don't really notice it. Because your "baseline" remains the same. That it changes relatively doesn't really register until much, much later.

That's one of the reasons why so many people interrupt or abandon their therapy. Because you DO notice the side effects very quickly...

Comment: Re:Don't buy/invest in mainland China (if you can) (Score 1) 190

by Opportunist (#47956711) Attached to: Why a Chinese Company Is the Biggest IPO Ever In the US

China circumvented that by arriving already at where the US is still heading: A rather small sliver of rich people oppressing a mass of poor ones, while at the same time ensuring that there is little upwards mobility, but just enough to create the odd success story to keep everyone believing in the dream.

That way you can effectively eliminate a middle class. But don't worry, the US is working hard to get rid of what's left of its middle class, then the two countries will be on par again.

I judge a religion as being good or bad based on whether its adherents become better people as a result of practicing it. - Joe Mullally, computer salesman