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Comment Re:What about the NBA? (Score 2) 389

You also have different groups of people that ignore sports as a way to get ahead entirely. They decide to go to college in order to get ahead or start a business in order to become rich and famous.

American blacks are an intensely anti-intellectual demographic versus Pakastanis.

Comment Re:Pretty cool (Score 2) 162

The power costs of running your own little PC is gravely overblown. On the other hand, this takes everything out of your control and makes it dependent on any number of 3rd parties. Any one of them could fail.

One of the whole points of local content is that you can completely ignore any external network issues, like it not even being there.

Otherwise, you could just use Netflix and not bother with your own media in the first place.

Comment Re: oh, yes (Score 1) 198

The polls say otherwise...

Hillary is supposed to be running against the anti-Christ but she seems to be barely scraping by. Perhaps she shouldn't say Trump's name so much. That's a pretty rookie mistake for politics.

DNC arrogance and incompetence is far more of an influence on this election than Putin.

Comment Re:Surprised I'm still alive! (Score 2) 527

Actually... it depends.

Different people do better with different fad diets.

On the other hand, the old school recommendations are the least harmful. That would be to eat a little of everything in moderation. While that was not optimal, it did not hit the achilles heel of 66% of the population like the food pyramid did.

Comment Re:Shocking! (Score 0) 527

> blame the uneducated for their poor decisions in life, people with no empathy

What "fellow men". Those aren't your fellow men. Those are poor downtrodden people somewhere else. They're something you can use to feel smug and better about yourself while totally patronizing them.

If they were actually your "fellow men", you would have no tolerance for their bullshit.

If so many people weren't willing to treat adults like children, perhaps more adults would actually act like adults.

Comment Re:Shocking! (Score 1) 527

So? People knew instinctively right away that it was a bad thing. Smoke is something that you usually RUN from lest you want to die immediately. The idea that you would use it for recreation is just bizzare.

It shouldn't take that much to resist obvious bullshit when you've got instinct and a million years of experience on your side.

Comment Re: Shocking! (Score 1) 527

On the other hand, the alternate conspiracy theory I heard that it was a political faction within the USDA trying to to their best to discourage the consumption of meat. Fat was just used as a surrogate for meat in order to make the ploy seem less obvious.

On the other hand, there was plenty of dissent in the scientific community. It just got stifled. The real problem isn't "evil big sugar", it's the fact that the system could be rigged so easily.

The wannabe dictators aren't the problem. The fact that the system is greased and ready for them to be abused is the problem.

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