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Comment: Re:My favorite part (Score 1) 68

by smitty_one_each (#49567005) Attached to: Hillary is still going to be our next president, isn't she?
So you're saying Ted Cruz is Herod, and Her Majesty is Pilate? I think you're crediting Cruz (and the rest of the GOP hopefuls) way, way, way too much. JEB is the closest to Hillary. And maybe he _is_ as diabolical. I want to doubt that, but set personal bias aside: he could be as ruthless under pressure, sure.
Note that JEB made a show of publishing emails ahead of Her Majesty's announcement about The Royal Server. There is quite a bit of behind-the-scenes crap going on. And, if there is ever to be anything different (and I think I'm less pessimistic than you on the point) minimizing the behind-the-scenes crap is essential.

Comment: Re:Of course. (Score 1) 68

by smitty_one_each (#49565681) Attached to: Hillary is still going to be our next president, isn't she?
I love you, man, but, as a sola scritptura fundamentalist, that tradition adds nothing to my infinite admiration for Christ, and knowledge of my utter, sinful failure.
Across the varied tapestry of Christianity, there's an awful lot that has me shrugging.
In defense of Roman Catholicism/Eastern Orthodoxy, I'll take the hit that the Evangelical "tradition" is drab and has just as many challenges as the "high" churches, albeit different ones.
Not out to offend you. In any case, we've nothing mutual to prove. Our only judge is the Savior.

Comment: Re:With the best will in the world... (Score 1) 419

The EV might be ok for the american suburbs where everyone has a big house with a garage, but for for european ones where almost everyone live in apartments where you park your car either in the stress or on some parking lots.

Geez, I couldn't live like that. Just not having a place for my outdoor grill and smoker....or a place to set up my burners and pots for a crawfish boil (or do some home brewing) out back would drive me crazy.

I'd miss cooking out and having a bunch of friends over on the weekends.

Comment: Re:danger vs taste (Score 1) 545

by cayenne8 (#49563299) Attached to: Pepsi To Stop Using Aspartame

It has RDA of calories, and if you're drinking soda, then 100% of the calories are from sugar (or corn syrup, for most soda in the US). There is no RDA for sugar specifically because there are no scientific guidelines, not because the FDA is part of some grand conspiracy to keep it a secret.

Well, the WHO tried to set very specific and LOW limits on what human daily sugar consumption should have been a few years ago. The US sugar consortium had our govt basically tell the WHO to remove such bad and low recommendations or we'd withhold our funds and a lot of that language was stricken from the WHO recommendations.

There was apparently an attempt to lower sugar recommendations from The McGovern committee to study food and the US.


And interesting video on the report too HERE.

Here's a little of what WHO was proposing

. Give this movie a watch, it is free to stream on Netflix, called Fed Up . It has some very interesting insights into sugar and its impact on society from since about the 70's...

Comment: Re:Why would a non-sports person have cable? (Score 2) 287

by cayenne8 (#49563123) Attached to: ESPN Sues Verizon To Stop New Sports-Free TV Bundles

I thought that was the only reason anyone had cable anymore, for the sportsing. Especially since HBONow is finally a thing.

The sports thing is only really important to me during college football season, other than that, I don't watch it.

But I would miss all the different cable news networks, I tend to default to them when nothing else is on, etc...

If I could stream and get all those, I'd likely cut the cable too. Right now I'm experimenting with an indoor HDTV OTA antenna and NF/Amazon streaming to see how much I can deal with that and not miss UVerse......right now it is mostly the missing the cable news shows, and the fact I don't have a mythtv box set up to act as DVR and distribution to all the TVs in my house.

That is one of my next projects, but until then...uverse stays.

Comment: Re:You're not willing to pay (Score 1) 257

Yep...I buy most of my fruits and veggies while in SEASON these days and from local farmers around me...I do this whenever possible.

I buy for taste and nutrition, and I'll pay that little extra more to have it.

It isn't like strawberries grown locally (I live in LA and love Pontachula strawberries) are going to break the bank on my budget. I buy them in season, enjoy the hell out of them, and then move onto the next seasonal fruit for my diet.

Comment: Re:Of course. (Score 1) 68

by smitty_one_each (#49562889) Attached to: Hillary is still going to be our next president, isn't she?
You sure know how to roll a nightmare scenario. As for the Second Coming, I figure He's en route; just that His watch runs at an extemporal rate. And Mary certainly holds a blessed place in human history, but the Muslim argument about Christians over-achieving has a certain cogency with respect to her.

Comment: Re:danger vs taste (Score 2) 545

by cayenne8 (#49561423) Attached to: Pepsi To Stop Using Aspartame
It would be nice if, when they make them print the ingredients on the label....and where it says "sugar"..have it also give the % of the recommended daily allowances of sugar for the avg. person's diet, like it does with other stats like carbs, protein and fat.

I saw an interesting program on Netflix the other day called Fed Up, and I didn't realize till now, that for sugar it is pretty much the only ingredient that does NOT have a daily % listed. It is due to the sugar lobby fighting reports from years back showing sugar is the real killer and reason for obesity in so many folks.

I doubt those colas would fee comfy showing that one can was like 120% of the recommended daily allowances of sugar for a day. 120% just being a made up number....I think it is in the ball park, but don't know for this posting.

Thus spake the master programmer: "When a program is being tested, it is too late to make design changes." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"