You forgot per capita incarceration rate.
Interesting point. I don't even notice this for the most part, using noscript.
Apparently there's a rule on slashdot where I only run across underrated insightful comments on days I don't have mod points.
Hemp has the perfect ratio of Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids, so always eat your marijuana.
I try to stay positive and look at it this way: Maybe the slashdot audience has gained a bit of perspective as it has aged.
What once mattered has been recognized as trivial.
Posts like yours are why I still come to Slashdot. HAH.
Of course, coming from Tennessee, I see a potential issue with rednecks intentionally hitting these at high speed while a buddy gets video.
I'm a college dropout and have no idea what any of this means... so... uh... kudos to you; you have my envy, younger yet superior nerd.
Seriously. I feel like this post comes across as sarcastic but I mean it.
While he's very much correct, I try to think of the quality of life improvements I'll get in my 40s through 60s from regular exercise now.
That and looking better never hurts things with the ladies.
WWU isn't in business to educate kids; they're in it to stay in business, and liberal arts majors vastly outnumber technical majors. In trying economic times, the money sinks are going to be the first to go.
As for the utterly irrational economic policies that have resulted in scores of directionless kids heading to college and picking the easier majors, distorting the market for technical degrees and leaving us with bottomless piles of college-educated baristas, well... I don't know where I'm going with any of this.
America: We're getting what we deserve.
I'll drink to that.
I rarely if ever have something to contribute to the discussion here, but I keep coming back because I am almost guaranteed to find at least one good debate among the comments in any given story that allows me to study both sides of an argument and come to a much better opinion than I might on my own.
Slashdot is one of the internet's last strongholds of popular and accessible but deep technical discussions... that I know of.
Yeah WTF. An M5 isn't midrange just because you can buy 83% lean for way less than a dry-aged filet.
Well I suppose you're right. Any prison system that can successfully hold a full tenth of a population without raising eyebrows is pretty disturbingly successful.
First off, you meant hypothesis, considering your "theory" lacks any supporting experimental data.
Second, it's been demonstrated that HFCS is processed through different metabolic pathways in the liver than sucrose and that our large acute doses of HFCS specifically overload these pathways and get preferentially converted to fat.
There's many more reasons why HFCS metabolism differs from that of sucrose in damaging ways, but it's Christmas and I've got things to do. Stop spreading your contrarian bullshit and educate yourself.
Considering the frequency of dopamine-related mutations in humans that seem to require dopaminergic drugs for treatment (And our culture's current paralyzing fear of dopaminergics), it seems far too early to label tobacco a universal scourge.
How many murders or confrontations in general have been prevented by a dose of nicotine? How many suicides prevented due to its acute antidepressant effects? It's very difficult to quantify nicotine's benefits, and its negative effects are much more visible.
Not that I imagine you're anything more than a garden variety insecure ego looking for his crutch to feel better than others. Smokers are an easy group to target.