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Comment: One fact seems to be (Score 1) 179

by no-body (#49316253) Attached to: WHO Report Links Weed Killer Ingredient To Cancer Risk

not emphasize enough:
Before roundup-ready plants who are immune against the plant killing effects of roundup were available, with spraying herbicides to reduce pressure from weeds, the cultured plants needed to be shielded from getting in touch with the herbicide.
Now,with roundup-ready plants, shielding is no longer necessary and the cultured plants get the full load of herbicide.

The aspect of GMO-modified plants with their "foreign" genes is the usually perceived bad thing about GMO.
The secondary effect of much higher exposure in plants to herbicide when consumed which I think is much more damaging to our health is undervalued in communications around GMO effects.

Comment: Re:It's a tabu issue right? (Score 1, Interesting) 221

by no-body (#49256353) Attached to: World's 1st Penis Transplant Done In South Africa

You seriously have no idea why? Wow.

Cleanliness is the reason. To help prevent the spread of STDs amongst other things.


Some of us have large brains and some of you apparently do not.

Thanks for the limited brain compliment. I like those, qualifying the author right off the bat.
As I mentioned before, it's a taboo issue.
I can be polemic as well: Old impotent males getting off on playing with babies dicks and reducing their sensitivity for life - perversion to the highest degree!

For the facts:

Penis foreskin removed, some consequences:

1. Glands penis is no longer protected and exposed to abrasion which causes a hardening of glands penis surface skin - also named orange peel - causing sensitivity reduction in the range of 40 - 60 %.
2. Foreskin has nerve endings and sensitivity - gone.
3. With foreskin removed, the outer skin of the penis can no longer move back and forth during intercourse causing increased friction and abrasion.

Here is a quote from :

> During heterosexual activity, the mucosal surfaces of the glans penis and
> foreskin move back and forth across the mucosal surfaces of the labia and
> vagina, providing nontraumatic sexual stimulation of both male and female.
> This mucous-membrane-to-mucous-membrane contact provides the natural
> lubrication necessary for sexual relations and prevents both the dryness
> responsible for painful intercourse and the chafing and abrasions
> which allow entry of sexually transmitted diseases, both viral and bacterial.

Circumcision may have had value in societies in dry climates with very limited water supplies, who knows where this originated. Nowadays it seems to be promoted by religious fanatics and sexual perverts harming males for life!

Fact is that a healthy vagina has an acidic environment due to lactic acid bacteria and prevents disease causing organisms.

So - a penis visiting a healthy vagina frequently may be the best prevention of STD and other (mind)crap.

Comment: It's a tabu issue right? (Score 3, Insightful) 221

by no-body (#49255887) Attached to: World's 1st Penis Transplant Done In South Africa

I mean the underlying cause for this operation, a common procedure done on man without consent in a very young age because?
The last thing I heard about this was a campaign on boys age over 10 getting talked into getting circumcised was to prevent AIDS...
The only mammal on this planet tinkering with their dicks in that manner are humans - supposedly having the largest brain.
Must be progress then....

Comment: Re:I hope the Device Protection is optional. (Score 1) 172

by no-body (#49223769) Attached to: Google Announces Android 5.1

Right, but I have put a Google account on the device.

No you don't. A Google account is 100% optional on an Android device.

Well, how do you install Firefox on an Android 4.4.2 device (Samsung Tab S) without Google Play and NOT giving access to:
- device and app history
- identity
- location
- pictures, media, files
- camera
- microphone
- WLAN connection info
- besides: read sync statistics and download files without notification
(that's right from the permission list displayed before install)
How would anyone not totally stoned allow such access rights?

That's idiotic, gimme a break!

Comment: With swamp coolers (Score 1) 183

by no-body (#48957323) Attached to: The "Cool Brick" Can Cool Off an Entire Room Using Nothing But Water

you can replace the wood wool easily when it gets yucky. You may have an expensive problem with this "cool brick".
Algae, fungie and who knows what else can grow when germs/spores in air get blown into moist and porous material and start growing there creating a stink.

Unless this "cool brick" has some antibacterial properties, stuff will grow. And if one wants constantly present antibiotics around in a living environment is questionable.

I wonder how this should work. Has this been tested for a longer period?

Comment: Re:Let's have a $7/gallon fuel tax (Score 1) 334

by no-body (#48342137) Attached to: Americans Rejoice At Lower Gas Prices

Great reply! I am always discussing topics like this with knowledgeable people.
One person tells me taxes and government are bad and it is good that in US, most people are required to pay for their own college/university education whereas in some other industrial nations, college/university education is free and therefore open to all segments of population, which is bad because individuals don't take responsibility for themselves when education is free and everyone has to pay for goof-offs. But that's another topic.

Taxes on every level, you'r right.. really bad, all should get privatized because government does a lousy job - just look at Obamacare, a total flop, which soon will get replaced by something much better which was there before.

All people already live half in paradise - soon it will be happening totally for everyone.

No problem is so large it can't be fit in somewhere.