Solitary confinement in a Danish prison - doesn't that just mean he gets the jacuzzi all to himself?
The study conclusively proves that it's not a good idea to starve yourself on 1500 calories/day of low-grade carbohydrates. Considering their diet was also devoid of vitamins, fats, and proteins, you can't just say: "a ha! A diet composed entirely of pasta, potatoes, and rutabagas gave bad results - therefore, diets don't work!" It comes across as more of a rationalization than anything. There's also a lot of evidence than eating a diet of nothing but empty calories is bad for you, even if you get in plenty of food.
It's easy to imagine that the subjects would have had much better results if they were allowed to eat some fruits or vegetables with their experiment. Or eggs, or dairy, or meat. The experiment really bore very little relation to the expected diet of a person who wanted to lose weight.
You need to eat less
Did you miss the part about my knees not working?
Yeah, it's safe to say you're just making excuses.
Trained as in a professional athlete. A guy who jogs regularly isn't burning 15 calories/minute for an extended period.
His basic assertion that if people eat less calories than they expend they will lose weight is 100% correct. Saying "it's a complex disease and the body wants to store fat and there's different metabolic pathways" is irrelevant - if you eat less, you will lose weight.
Holy shit, that's nearly 7%!
I guess because I think walking through a metal detector to board an airplane isn't unreasonable. Some kids do that just to get into their schools!
Treated like a criminal? I've never been to jail but I understand it's quite a bit worse treatment than having to take off your shoes and put them through a conveyer belt. If you want to convince anybody who doesn't already have to agree with you, you can't speak in hyperbola and cliche.
Yeah I have, many times, I travel internationally a lot for work and have family in a different state and enjoy foreign vacations. I have to put my keys and coins in a basket and then I walk through a metal detector. Totally painless and a minor inconvenience, understandable in the light of things. Not any worse, better, or different, in foreign countries than in the US. I don't understand why the lunatic fringe of Slashdot treats this short procedure as some unconscionable violation of basic human rights.
If this was really true half the people who leave comments on Yahoo News stories or Youtube would be in prison.
Number would be up to 98% if they also imprisoned people who wrote anti-homosexual comments.
Good points, but not quite 100% true - first of all, this was just recently implemented, before the testing time. Secondly, it's not as simple as "you don't need a hukou." There's a system of qualification where college graduates qualify, people working in certain vital industries may qualify, but the working man or the guy selling you noodles doesn't qualify.
More than that, Shanghai's hukou system ensures that the children of poor residents from other parts of China aren't even a part of the Shanghai school system. It's more than half the population, and probably more than that by children (poor people and ethnic minorities either aren't subject to, or ignore, the single-child rule). So this is comparing the wealthiest portion of a single city, the city with the best school system in China, to the population of the US as a whole.
Do people in foreign countries actually believe this? It's hilarious how some foreigners go to US websites and absorb US culture, but believe the most ridiculous anti-US propaganda at face value.
AC, please read less science fiction.
Well to be fair corporations do pay taxes.
Wouldn't it be kind of weird to keep a large tank of gas in your bedroom? In case you needed to kill yourself? Maybe if you were on death's door anyway.
I think before it got to that I would just buy a gun.