But you can't tell me that spraying our food with not just a little bit of poison but a TON of poison is not absorbed by the food.
Yes, we actually can tell you that. We can tell you that because, and this may be shocking, your government routinely tests foods for the presence of poisons, carcinogens, etc, and makes recommendations on maximum allowed presence of these contaminants. I'm sure there have been thousands of proposed pesticides that were never used because they could not get government approval due to negative effects on either humans or the environment. Honestly, sugar is killing you far more surely than these regulated substances are.
I have no issue with labelling GMO foods, it's just a label and it's better to have overly stringent labelling laws than overly lax laws IMHO
Even though it's just a label, the process surrounding the label is not zero-cost. Companies have to add the labels, and add a process to ensure they are complying with the label and that their supply chain is complying. This requires certification of parts of the supply chain, etc, etc. This drives up costs, which drives up the cost of the product. Also, labels are useless without regulatory enforcement. So you need a regulatory body to inspect/audit the processes to ensure compliance, and the cost of that will either be billed to the food company (again driving up product costs) or is simply paid for by your taxes. So in the end, everyone pays more for a process that arguably provides no benefit to society.
If people realize that they are eating GMO food all the day, and they are still healthy, wouldn't that be much better for proving that GMO food is ok?
The average joe who is generally uninformed IS eating GMO food all day today, and statistically is as healthy as the control group. But the only reason they are eating it today is because they do not see scary GMO labels that they have only heard of because their friend on facebook shared a meme saying it was a bad thing. In the end it is wasted productivity - the actual labelling, the enforcement, the consumer confusion. I'm all for allowing companies to label GMO products as GMO voluntarily to cater to the anti-science types, but forcing all companies to do so is just promoting quackery.
it is much more likely that they were all muslim
Based on today's media standards, the mere fact that the race/religion of the kids is not mentioned suggests that they are white. But you just go on gobbling up all the fear-mongering about those dangerous muslims.
The most effective ads are lies portrayed as truth.
HIV is highly communicable under certain circumstances.
If you are referring to the circumstance where someone puts their penis in someone else's body cavity, then yes you're right. But rather than publishing the name of everyone who has been tested positive (which wouldn't reveal the names of any one who HASN'T been tested), why don't you and your latest partner get tested before having sex? If that's too much hassle, then you (or anyone else) are part of the problem - you could be spreading HIV now.
Having a registry of people infected with HIV would allow people to avoid the type of contact that can spread HIV with infected persons.
Once people know that HIV test results are public record, they will choose to not get tested.
People don't buy baby monitors for security.
Agree. I have a video baby monitor and I don't really care if it's secure because the odds of someone targeting my wifi network and camera feed are low, and the impact of such a thing happening is negligible. While a few monitors have been hacked, this is not presently an issue of thousands of creepers hacking every cam they can find - we are talking about several isolated incidents. I am FAR more concerned about someone breaking into my house and being some kind of actual threat to my family, and even then I don't bother to have a functioning alarm system.
It is surprising that there are not MORE suicides correlated with that list, just based on general suicide statistics.
- General US suicide rate for men is 19.4 per 100,000 per year. (wiki)
- If there were 31,000,000 men on AM, let's assume a quarter are in the US, so 7,750,000.
- Based on the above suicide rate, one could expect 1503 suicides from that group within a year. That is 4.1 suicides per day.
People have discovered that 3 different people from the group committed suicide since it was dumped. Statistically there should be at least another dozen or two.
I am not a statistician, feel free to correct my math/assumptions.
All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy.