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Comment: "Wall Street" uses 'bad science' to steal from us (Score 3, Insightful) 460

by teslabox (#48019009) Attached to: Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

It's very challenging for non-scientists to tell the difference between good science, obsolete science that is used to sell defective products, and charlatan science - 'lipstick on a pig'.

If real scientists want respect, they need to call out Wall Street for all the ways it profits from the obesity epidemic.

Comment: Re:the obesity smoking gun (Score 2) 138

by teslabox (#47130533) Attached to: The Light Might Make You Heavy

It's simple math. Consume less than you burn.

This idea is simple, pervasive, and wrong. The body's metabolism responds dynamically to the amount of fuel available, and exhortations to "eat less" are not at all helpful to someone who is trying to lose weight.

Our bodies are machines.

Machines require proper fuel, and proper lubricants. Vegetable oil is NOT a proper fuel for warm-blooded bodies. Polyunsaturated vegetable oils suppress the metabolism, shunt carbohydrates to fat production, are not easily burned for energy, and distort the body's hunger signals.

Using vegetable oil in the human machine is like substituting a random grade of mineral oil for the transmission fluid the manufacturer designed your car to use. Your transmission might work for a while, but I wouldn't expect it to last for long.

Comment: Re:the obesity smoking gun (Score 1) 138

by teslabox (#47130215) Attached to: The Light Might Make You Heavy

You bring up a good point - I do not have a weight problem, maybe because I was clued into the seed oil swindle a dozen years ago. I will put up some pictures.

My mom used vegetable oil in her cooking when I was growing up, but she also used butter and sour cream. We were upper-middle class. Poor people use vegetable oil because it's cheap, and because they don't know any better. My website - about how we are being Swindled and Pimped - is an attempt to correct this state of mass-ignorance.

Comment: the obesity smoking gun (Score 2) 138

by teslabox (#47129925) Attached to: The Light Might Make You Heavy

Sixty-or-so years ago the Vegetable Oil industry told us that butter was giving us heart attacks, that we should avoid as much fat as possible, and that if we had to use fat in our cooking, polyunsaturated vegetable oil was far superior to the saturated fats.

Recently an article was published in one of those medical journals, waving the white flag of surrender in the war against butter, but it's going to take a generation or two before the product liability lawsuits against Big Food will get anywhere.

http://www.swindledandpimped.o... - The seed oil scam is the swindle...

Comment: Tonopah Rob is a Real Farmer (Score 5, Informative) 217

Rob the Vegetable Farmer's vegetable farm is in Tonopah, Arizona, and is relatively close to the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating station. He uses companion planting and a communion with his plants and animals to farm without chemical inputs. Specific flowers around the edge of a bed will attract the insects that might otherwise be drawn to eat the plants he plants for humans. Varieties of plants are intersperced with for mutal support and defense. Netting is used to keep birds out of the lettuce. Rob's approach is the implementation of Carrots Love Tomatoes (book about companion planting).

Real Farmers don't need chemicals. Mono-croppers can't do without them. Few people could share Rob's passion for gardening, but we can all learn from his blog.

(there is an obvious retort to this comment, and I wonder how it will manifest. ;)

Comment: The War on Farmers (Score 2, Insightful) 466

by teslabox (#46853925) Attached to: Bill Gates & Twitter Founders Put "Meatless" Meat To the Test

It's not enough to industrialize agriculture, now they want to trick us with fake food.

Cows graze around boulders and on slopes, where tractors can't work. They cannot be effectively replaced. (Feeding cows corn & soybean meal is rather foolish, and is the real problem here.)

Comment: Re:Math, do it. (Score 1) 1043

by teslabox (#45943123) Attached to: Doctors Say Food Stamp Cuts Could Cause Higher Healthcare Costs

While I basically agree with your points about "convenience" foods, I do take issue with this line:

It is absolutely false and untrue that healthy foods cost more.

Have you ever tried to find eggs from chickens whose diets are NOT contaminated with soybeans? For a while I tried going with cheap bulk cheese, but it gave me itchy skin. Quality food does cost more.

Comment: Science has disproven the materialists' hypothesis (Score 1) 230

by teslabox (#45727331) Attached to: Soviet Union Spent $1 Billion On "Psychotronic" Arms Race With the US

... but materialism is seductive to certain people, so the religion lives on.

I heard a saying just yesterday: 'it's easier to fool people, than to convince them that they've been fooled'. This was supposedly said by Mark Twain...

Rupert Sheldrake has a nice Tedx talk - good enough to get banned from Ted's youtube channel by the materialists who run Ted.

Comment: Re:this article doesn't have enough posts yet... (Score 4, Interesting) 230

by teslabox (#45671001) Attached to: Soviet Union Spent $1 Billion On "Psychotronic" Arms Race With the US

Ingo Swann has a nice little website about his involvement with the US Remote Viewing program. I saw the man speak in Las Vegas twice - 2004 and 2006 (I think I personally drove him into retirement - he is now deceased). The first time was just a Q&A, the second he had prepared some remarks. The program was started as a threat analysis - "the soviets are spending all this money on psychic spying, tee hee har har what a bunch of fucking idiots. BUT WHAT IF IT WORKS?" So they had to create a program to evaluate the possibility that information can be obtained bioinformatically - through the aether, so to speak.

Mr. Swann said that he did not do public remote viewing "demonstrations", and only ever worked with scientists.

It seems to me that performing the experiments and testing hypotheses is science, but dismissing an idea as nutty without performing an experiment is pseudoscience. It's belief without evidence that makes something pseudoscience, even if it's believing an idea is nutty.

Mr. Swann said that because the spooks hated the remote viewing program, they had to get positive results right from the start. It lasted for over 20 years, and was killed as soon as possible when the Soviet Union broke up.

Comment: Tesla is still ahead of Materialist Science (Score 1) 176

Tesla assumed that power would be too cheap to meter and thus efficiency wouldn't be an issue, but that never really panned out

Tesla grokked physics, and said that one day our machinery would be harnessed to "the wheelwork of nature". We are still using Tesla version 0.8 alpha (AC Power distribution). It is better than Edison's vision of a DC generator in every neighborhood, but version 1.0 of Tesla's vision - energy from the aether - would be better still.

Tesla's vision hasn't "panned out", yet, because the energy industry is central to JP Morgan's vision for Electrodynamics. This called for a power a meter on every home.

Rupert Sheldrake's Ted talk - the Science Delusion - has some good points too...

Comment: Re:SITTING DUCK (Score 3, Interesting) 162

by teslabox (#43575079) Attached to: Cyber Vulnerabilities Found In Navy's Newest Warship

Hello US Navy! Thanks for accelerating climate-change, while subverting your mission and betraying the tax payer. I guess your next job, at Lockheed or General Dynamics will be worth all the criminal fraud and needless deaths.

It seems to me that the U.S. military is 30% vocational-training program for people who are failed by k-12 education, 30% make-work (manning missile silos in Montana and maintaining the nuclear arsenal, for example) to sop up human capital that was freed up by the industrialization of agriculture, and 30% wealth-transfer program. I'll give "defense" 10%.

Realignment of the U.S. military's budget should consider what's important (vocational training, tech R&D), and what's not.

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