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Comment: Re:But is their criticism of Psychiatry wrong? (Score 1) 102

by jklovanc (#46801221) Attached to: Google Aids Scientology-Linked Group CCHR With Pay-Per-Click Ads

Gotta love these statements. What have you been reading? I would prefer my life experience as proof. I have taken antidepressants and after finding the right one I can attest that some do work.

Psychiatric drugs are often given freely for solving administrative problems (Ritalin or Adderall for "ADHD").

Autism and ADHD is not an "administrative problem". I have Aspergers Syndrome (a form of Autism) and I know how it feels during an episode. To put it simply my cognitive mind would recede and my lizard brain would take over. The problem with the lizard brain is that it only knows fight or flight. Too often it chooses fight. It is quite an interesting feeling when my lizard brain is yelling "MUST FIX PROBLEM NOW" while my cognitive brain is a voice in the distance saying "chill out". I found a med that actually reduced the frequency and severity of these episodes.

I lived with an autistic kid and we knew when he missed a dose. On the meds he was a quirky kid , Off his meds he was a kid who could not control himself no matter how hard he tried. He would usually apologize for his bad behaviors once he was medicated again. Please note that the medication did not make him a zombie. It just slowed things down so he could handle it.

Are some kids over medicated? Yes. are Ritalin or Adderall useful in some cases? Yes.

Comment: Re:The Harsh Light of Day (Score 1) 102

by jklovanc (#46801095) Attached to: Google Aids Scientology-Linked Group CCHR With Pay-Per-Click Ads

How about an entire ocean was suddenly parted so the good guys could get away and then collapsed again on the bad guys?

1. It was not an entire ocean. I was the Red Sea and a very narrow part in the Gulf of Aqaba.
2. It could have been a natural phenomenon.
Please note that I do not believe in most of the things in the Bible but some things might be facts. The social aspects of the Bible are so outdated as to be laughable.

Comment: Re:Don't worry Americans... (Score 1) 365

by jklovanc (#46797501) Attached to: Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

Craft beer started in the United States in 1849

One brewery does not make a movement. We have some very old small breweries in Canada too.

Before the 1980's in both Canada and the US most of the beer was produced by the big breweries. There were small breweries here and there but not many. In the 80's there was an explosion of new small breweries on both sides of the border. It looks like it happened pretty much at the same time. I stand corrected.

Comment: Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 365

by jklovanc (#46795967) Attached to: Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

The "craft brewers" don't produce that much waste,

According to this article;

Craft brewers sold an estimated 15.6 million barrels* of beer in 2013,

A barrel is 31 gallons and a gallon of beer produces about a poind of spent grain. Here is the math. 15.6M * 31 = 241,800 tons of spent grain that could be used for animal feed rather than being wasted in a landfill. To me, 242 thousand tons is significant.

and it's biodegradable.

So is paper yet we recycle paper. This material will take up room in landfills. In a time where we are running out of landfills not using that much feed is stupid.

Comment: Re:Bullshit (Score 3, Interesting) 365

by jklovanc (#46795893) Attached to: Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

Brewers get $30 a ton for the waste from beer manufacturing.

The lost revenue is not the issue. The breweries could just put it in a landfill and the beer prices would hardly be effected. The costs would come in the equipment and manpower needed to comply with the new regulations. Letting perfectly good animal feed go to waste because a bad regulation is prohibiting the sale is a bad idea.

They just have to follow the same rules as everybody else who sells animal feed, like Purina Chows and Cargill.

Every farmer who sells hay does not have to package that hay in closed sanitized containers. There are different regulations for different kinds of feed. Another issue is that the transport is very different. Most large feed manufacturers have large plants that ship feed over a wide area. This feed can sit around for weeks or months before it is used. In that time there is a very good probability that any small contamination could grow into something serious. Spent grain is sanitized during manufacture, shipped extremely short distances and used within a few days of production. There is very little possibility of contamination in that time. Comparing spent grain from small breweries to Cargill is like comparing a weekend bake sale to Mr. Christie

I am not against regulations as I see them as protection but bad regulation is just stupid.

Comment: Re:Don't worry Americans... (Score 5, Interesting) 365

by jklovanc (#46795733) Attached to: Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

Guess you have not been to Canada in the past 20 years.
Swans
Spinnakers
Canoe Club
Philips Beer
Vancouver Island Brewing
Moon Under Water
Lighthouse Brewing
Hoyne Brewing
That is just in Victoria BC a small city of 300k. There are many more across Canada. By the way the craft brewing trend started in Canada and spread to the US. American craft beers have improved over the last ten years as have Canadian craft beers. Lets not get into a pissing match. That could be a long battle with all the beer involved.

Comment: Re:Paranoia (Score 1) 153

There is a huge difference between the use of armed drones on US soil and armed droned in lawless areas of the World. If there were local law enforcement strong enough to deal with terrorist leaders the CIA and NSA would not need armed drones.

We'll know when the drones are armed after the trigger is already pulled.

How will banning unarmed drones stop armed drones is, a you say, they are going to happen anyway? If an unauthorized armed drone ever fires anything in the US the government will change in the next election.

Since there are authorized government helicopters and the government has armed helicopters why has the government not used armed helicopters on US soil? Because they are not authorized to do so. Drones are the same.

Comment: Freedom of Speech (Score 2) 155

by jklovanc (#46792213) Attached to: Peoria Mayor Sends Police To Track Down Twitter Parodist

Freedom of speech is not freedom to impersonate or defame. From this article;

The @Peoriamayor account began in late February or early March with a photo of Ardis and a bio that stated he enjoyed serving the city and included his city email address.
The content of tweets, or entries on the account, ranged from ambiguous to offensive, with repeat references to sex and drugs — and comparisons of Ardis to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford as Ford’s drug use while in office became public.
By about March 10, the bio of the Twitter account was changed to indicate it was a parody account.

As for indicating it is a parody account, how many people read the whole bio of a twitter poster?

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