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Scary Acronym Syndrom

17 January 2015 - 12:36 PM

A large majority (82%) support mandatory labels on GMOs, but curiously about the same amount (80%) also support mandatory labels on foods containing DNA.


Secondly, participants were asked “Did you read any books about food and agriculture in the past year?”   Just over 16% of participants stated that they had read a book related to food and agriculture in the past year.  About 81% answered “No”, and 3% answered “I don’t know”.

Those who answered “Yes” were asked: “What is the title of the most recent book you read about food and agriculture?” The vast majority of responses were of the form “I don’t remember” or “cannot recall”. Fast Food Nation, Food Inc., and Omnivore’s Dilemma were each mentioned about three times. The Farmer’s Almanac and Skinny Bitch were mentioned twice. One respondent mentioned the bible.








We don't really talk about the GMO or anti-vaccination or any of the other "science is so scary!" trends gaining popularity, but this poll I think perfectly illustrates it. It reminds me of the joke going around years ago that some dumb politician wanted to ban dihydrogen monoxide and we would all laugh at what a fool he is because that's just a scary science sounding name for water.


But now we are polling at 80% falling for the same thing, and gaining momentum worldwide.


There is absolutely no evidence of any harmful affects of GMOs, but a large amount of evidence of its benefits. This poll, to me, sums up the mindset of the people opposed to it. You could make up any science word and say "Should we label/ban ___ in food" and these same people will support it.


11 January 2015 - 01:54 AM

Sealed the game for us last week with a huge touchdown. Has been consistently gashing teams for the past 4 weeks.


This week, benched. 1 rush, 0 receptions.


There was a point in the game when the Seattle defense was tired. They'd given up a long drive, and looked defeated. It was the perfect time to put in the fresh legged burner to throw some screens. Instead we lined Jerricho Cotchery up in the backfield.


Who is responsible for these decisions?

The story of Robert Bryant and Jason Klonowski

14 December 2014 - 07:14 PM

At the heart of the Huntsville story is a handyman named Robert Bryant, who lives just across the state border in Tennessee. He was stalked by Madison County sheriff's deputies, pulled over in an apparently bogus traffic stop, and brutally beaten by the side of a road while in handcuffs, his teeth knocked out. It all apparently was in retaliation for a barroom scuffle that Bryant had engaged in with an off-duty deputy named Justin Watson.

Then the story turns really dark.

Jason Klonowski had essentially become Bryant's public voice; the two had become friends after Klonowski hired Bryant to do work on his farm. Klonowski, convinced that deputies had mistreated his friend, found lawyers for Bryant and helped pay his legal bills. He paid for signs and T-shirts to show support for Bryant and raise questions about the sheriff's department. He stated at a public event on September 28, 2013, that he would not stop until at least two deputies, Watson and Jake Church, were in prison.

A little more than a month later, Klonowski was found dead. He had been placed in a chair next to his barn, wearing a cap. But when the cap was removed, investigators saw he had been executed, with three gunshot wounds to the back of his head.






The sheriff was re-elected last month, by the way.

#11 in time of possession

01 December 2014 - 05:25 PM

#27 in scoring.


Can we let go of this myth yet?

A Whole Thread for my Dungy Comment, I Deserve It

22 July 2014 - 06:24 PM

So his view is that he wouldn't want Sam because of the media circus and all the issues that come along with it.


I'd just like to point out that I've gone from about 1 week after draft day right up until Dungy made this comment without hearing a word about Michael Sam.


Could it be that Dungy's comment is the media circus? Nobody cared until he stirred poo up.


Wait a second, Dungy is a member of the media, is he not?


So, a media member made a comment about Michael Sam saying that he wouldn't want Michael Sam on his team because of... his own comments, and this poo they stirred up in the media, which he is a member of.




I now format all posts like pstall posts.