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Comment Re:minwage $11.40-$9.90 (Score 2) 513

My understanding is that universal basic income is seeking to address the predicted lack of jobs for a large percentage of the populace in the coming years.

Not with our current government, it won't. It seems the only guaranteed basic income they support is that of corporations. Our economy seems to be engendered to siphon money from the middle and lower classes up to the wealthy.

Comment Re: Why shop at Walmart (Score 1) 467

why would you buy vegetables at walmart? do you like eating plastic and preservatives?

Did you not read my post? There is only one other place within 30 miles to buy groceries. I do shop there for all my meats and the majority of other groceries, but they don't always have what I need. Sometimes I have to go to Walmart, and I soon may have no choice.

Comment Re:Why shop at Walmart (Score 1) 467

I don't know why I would ever shop at Walmart as long as Amazon exists.

When's the last time you ordered three fresh hand selected apples, a hand selected head of lettuce and other fresh fruit and vegetables from Amazon.com? And before you go yelling about buying those somewhere else, Walmart is close to putting the only other grocery store within 30 miles of me out of business. Not everyone lives in the burbs with three or four grocery choices withing five miles of their house.

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.

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