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Comment Re:Clinton, Podesta, Putin and Trump (Score 1) 432

No he's the bad guy for saying

There may be somebody with tomatoes in the audience. So if you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously. Okay? Just knock the hellâ" I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees. I promise, I promise. It wonâ(TM)t be so much â(TM)cause the courts agree with us too.

This is almost certainly the crime of incitement to violence (or murder if they'd accidentally killed someone).

What ever the democrats are alleged to have done is a separate issue. So I'm going to ignore your attempted /pivot but I'll give you a cookie for not using "But Hillary!"

Comment Re:More examples (Score 1) 608

Good catch! Brietbart does indeed have negative credibility!

I would put the daily mail at -3 and Brietbart somewhere around -67 on a 1-100 point scale.

To be fair, I haven't researched the daily mail as much and mostly picked up it was a bad source from other people's comments.

I've actually given Breitbart a look after they took over Trump's campaign and there is a difference between the daily mail, "making shit up while high" and Brietbart knowingly passing lies as truth and actively publishing propaganda.

Comment Re:More examples (Score 1, Insightful) 608

Even the Daily Mail has more credibility than Brietbart.


"Andrew Breitbart has a job to do and he does it well. Breitbartâ(TM)s job is to lie and distort the truth in order to advance a right-wing agenda, embarrass liberals, and undermine the Obama administration.

Breitbart is not a journalist, researcher, or pundit. He is a propagandist. He operates several websites (BigGovernment, BigJournalism, and BigHollywood), where he and other right-wing bloggers spew their political pornography. The articles that appear on these websites are contemporary versions of what historian Richard Hofstadter called, in a famous 1964 essay, the âoeparanoid styleâ of American politics practiced by extreme conservatives. "


"This is what rates an article on Breitbart. âoeHey, a commenter on the internet said that some unnamed person is talking to a couple of Toronto bookstores and showing them what some of the Sad/Rabid Puppies have said and asking them not to stock a said puppies. Oh, and yeah, thereâ(TM)s no actual evidence of it having any effect.â"

This is what rates an article on Breitbart. âoeHey, a commenter on the internet said that some unnamed person is talking to a couple of Toronto bookstores and showing them what some of the Sad/Rabid Puppies have said and asking them not to stock a said puppies. Oh, and yeah, thereâ(TM)s no actual evidence of it having any effect.â


Brietbart is a racist propaganda site associated with the alt right who's "fact checking" consists of quoting stuff people say on blogs.
Brietbart makes Fox news look like liberals and socialists.

Comment Re:Clinton, Podesta, Putin and Trump (Score 1) 432

Attacks actually happened at 6 different trump rallies.

That was pretty shocking. But the real issue was trump offering to cover legal expenses and encouraging violence. And taking people's coats then throwing them out into freezing weather. It was an early reveal of Trump's character and that he was pretty dangerous when he has power.

Comment Re:Clinton, Podesta, Putin and Trump (Score 1) 432

Just to put it out there (it's tangential) because it's inspiring...

Conservative and liberal; christian, jewish and people of other faiths have helped multiple times to rebuild and repair different mosques which have been attacked by extremists and racists (most apparently using using fire bombs/molatovs). Atheists were not explicitly called out but probably some of the liberals were atheists.

Comment Re:just check the nutrient levels, okay? (Score 1) 197

Multiple studies have duplicated the results.

The Organic Consumers Association cites several other studies with similar findings: A Kushi Institute analysis of nutrient data from 1975 to 1997 found that average calcium levels in 12 fresh vegetables dropped 27 percent; iron levels 37 percent; vitamin A levels 21 percent, and vitamin C levels 30 percent. A similar study of British nutrient data from 1930 to 1980, published in the British Food Journal,found that in 20 vegetables the average calcium content had declined 19 percent; iron 22 percent; and potassium 14 percent. Yet another study concluded that one would have to eat eight oranges today to derive the same amount of Vitamin A as our grandparents would have gotten from one.

I had some tomatoes the other day and they literally tasted like grapes (they had that much sugar) instead of tomatoes.

We seem to have gotten past the "tastes like cardboard there is so much cellulose to improve shipping life" stage and gotten things that look better and taste better but they are significantly lower in nutrition.

I think it's possible to have the nutrients- but we need to measure them and report on them for companies to target on them. If you don't measure nutrients, companies are going to focus on looks and taste over nutrition.

Comment just check the nutrient levels, okay? (Score 1) 197

Nutrient levels in vegetables are down sharply since the 1930s and even down since the 1980s.


A landmark study on the topic by Donald Davis and his team of researchers from the University of Texas (UT) at Austinâ(TM)s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was published in December 2004 in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. They studied U.S. Department of Agriculture nutritional data from both 1950 and 1999 for 43 different vegetables and fruits, finding âoereliable declinesâ in the amount of protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and vitamin C over the past half century. Davis and his colleagues chalk up this declining nutritional content to the preponderance of agricultural practices designed to improve traits (size, growth rate, pest resistance) other than nutrition.

âoeEfforts to breed new varieties of crops that provide greater yield, pest resistance and climate adaptability have allowed crops to grow bigger and more rapidly,â reported Davis, âoebut their ability to manufacture or uptake nutrients has not kept pace with their rapid growth.â There have likely been declines in other nutrients, too, he said, such as magnesium, zinc and vitamins B-6 and E, but they were not studied in 1950 and more research is needed to find out how much less we are getting of these key vitamins and minerals.

Comment Enjoy educating them (Score 1) 269

Hacking them and educating them about the risks is a good thing.

Things will get tighter and the laws will get harsher.

Given they've already shown some of the Wikileaks were altered, you need to be careful however. And given that some were released by Russian hackers closely associated with official russian agencies, you need to be even more careful. Trump was already caught quoting a manipulated leaked email.

As more altered emails come out, our ability to trust leaks will be compromised.

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