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Comment Re:Am I supposed to hate this or not? (Score 1) 292

Trying to redefine a popular phrase or word for the sole purpose of fooling the ignorant masses does not change the popular meaning, and that is all that is happening here. To anyone and everyone outside of the scientific community, GMO refers to the direct manipulation of genes, and cross and/or selective breeding are the breeding two compatible organisms, and has since the first gene splice was announced. All you are doing is trying to muddy the waters in the same way the corn industry are in trying to get HFCS to be included as sugar on food labels just to get people to eat their inferior, and oftentimes damaging product.

If you ask me, there is too little regulation on genetically engendered crops. Without long term studies, at least two generations, if not more, there is no way to know the long term effects on the human body and by the third or forth generation, it may be too late to reverse. Just look what the low fat, high carb, put HFCS in everything diet has done to us. You really think GM (or GE for the better informed) crops don't have the ability to screw us up even more?

Comment Re:Am I supposed to hate this or not? (Score 1) 292

Cross breeding and selective breeding aren't genetic modification. Genetic modification is splicing genes together that would not, or could not, occur in nature. Kinda like splicing jelly fish genes to corn to fight of the pine killing beetle or some such crap. Or, as in this case removing a gene to make something Monsanto can patent and profit more from while not really understanding (or perhaps they do but just don't care) the consequences of doing so.

Comment Re:Don't use a PPI (Score 1) 102

I wake up with it or sometimes even taking the pill with some water causes reflux. So at this point water and and/or my stomach being empty causes reflux.

This is your stomach so accustomed to being full of hard to digest 'food' that it constantly overproduces acid, even when empty. I used to be the same way -- daily anti acid pills with a scattering of chewables here and there, and one right before bed to keep the night reflux in check. After my diet change I haven't had any problems at all. No more daily pills and I only need a chewable on occasion when I eat too many onions. I use less anti acids in a year than I used to in a week before.

By they way, a Pepcid Complete right before bed helped me in that situation. Until you get your stomach acid under control, you might give that a try.

Comment Re:Don't use a PPI (Score 0) 102

Or, better yet, find out what's actually causing your stomach to produce excess acid and eliminate it from your diet. Oh, no. Can't do that, it's too hard and crap food is sooo fucking delicious you just have to eat it, and in excess to boot. Big brother parma will fix it.

This insane idea we have (fed to us by food industry marketing, no doubt) that we can eat what we want and let the pharmaceutical companies fix what we screw up with improper diets is going to continue to kill while funneling billions of our dollars directly into the bank accounts of big parma and the food industry.

Comment No Thank You PayPal. (Score 1) 98

As an Amazon Prime member I now get 5% cash back on my shiny new aluminum Amazon Prime Rewards Signature Visa credit card for eligible purchases on If I used that card anywhere else, which I don't, I'd get 2% or 1% back, depending on where I used it. What does PayPal offer other than funneling more money from the retailer to more corporations in the form of processing fees?

Comment Re:Next it would be coroners (Score 1) 305

If these people were transfered from another department to do this job, I can see being requred to move them again. If, however, they were hired right into this position, then no, MS has every right to fire them for being unable to perform the task they were hired for. True, it would be nice of them to transfer them, but being nice and doing the right thing is not required (and this IS Microsoft we're talking about here).

Comment Re:Dear Matthew (Score 1) 531

No. Taxes are only sheltered on income generated overseas, using overseas infrastructure, emergency services, etc. I am baffled why Americans believe they have a "right" to tax the sale of a product made in China and sold in France.

No one is saying they should be subject to sales tax, but income is income, and profits from a U.S. based company should be subject to U.S. taxes just as the foreign income of a U.S. citizen is subject to U.S income taxes. Any and all foreign taxes should be 100% deductible, but all profits after that should be subject to full U.S. taxes rates.

Comment Re:Alternate Theory (Score 1) 172

This is true, but they are also high in carbohydrates. Feeding a mouse low-carb and high-fat could be just as damaging as a high-carb low-fat diet is to a human, not taking into account the sugars, salts and other chemicals used to entice us to eat those high-carb low-fat foods. Of course a high, or even normal-carb, high-fat diet could be just as fattening to the mouse, with or without Aspartame.

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