Out of the Blue

Happy Juneteenth! Today is the first time this is an official federal holiday here in the United States. It was both surprising and impressive how quickly the effort to pass a bill officially recognizing the occasion came together. Congratulations to those who worked so hard to make this a reality.

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Jun 20, 2021, 11:15
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Crazy how long it took for this day to become a holiday. Crazy that people voted against it. I must believe this is more due to economic reasons than the actual celebration itself. Then again, that level of charity is quite unique among Americans, so I understand it's another perfect reason for partisanship; for division. Congrats on that, folks.

For the actual racists among those Republicans: why the fuck would they be against the celebration of the abolishment of slavery? The western whites were unique among the whole world in bringing forth said abolishment. They should be proud of this.
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theglaze wrote on Jun 20, 2021, 10:57:
WannaLogAlready wrote on Jun 20, 2021, 06:06:
If unlucky, well, from ciclycal more or less serious death waves to anything in between, up to 9 Monkeys.
Mostly because we have proven to *be* squabbling monkeys, massively capable of believing/professing any convenient idiocy, but not reality.

Damn, been a minute since I thought about that movie!

12 Monkeys
Trailer https://youtu.be/wuggl3cZD8A
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WannaLogAlready wrote on Jun 20, 2021, 06:06:
If unlucky, well, from ciclycal more or less serious death waves to anything in between, up to 9 Monkeys.
Mostly because we have proven to *be* squabbling monkeys, massively capable of believing/professing any convenient idiocy, but not reality.

Damn, been a minute since I thought about that movie!
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Jun 20, 2021, 10:43
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Watched the first episode of Loki.
If the rest of the episodes are only half as good it will be a winner.
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Jun 20, 2021, 08:42
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Jonjonz wrote on Jun 20, 2021, 06:51:
The new Federal holiday punches another hole in Congress's already almost non-existent June schedule, that did not influence any member's vote did it?

Showing up to vote for it is a lot of work for those lazy fucks to get a day off.
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The new Federal holiday punches another hole in Congress's already almost non-existent June schedule, that did not influence any member's vote did it?
"Meet the new Boss, same as the old Boss." - The Who.
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If lucky, covid will be tamed by vaccines, new treatments, or less probable, lapse into eventual dormancy.
But with mutations in any place in the world, it's a coin toss how this goes on.
The *we* are vaccinated, we are far so ok, doesn't work at all: It will arrive.

If unlucky, well, from ciclycal more or less serious death waves to anything in between, up to 9 Monkeys.
Mostly because we have proven to *be* squabbling monkeys, massively capable of believing/professing any convenient idiocy, but not reality.

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just spent all weekend out and about in orange county and san diego. a lot of people were still wearing masks indoors.
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It looks like Delta (B.1.617.1) has mutated into a more lethal version called AY.1 or Delta Plus (B.1.617.2). They see this variant as capable of resisting even the Monoclonal Antibodies Cocktail Therapy, currently prescribed as a cure.

In California, it is business as usual, with restrictions now lifted. Despite health official's calls to practice the standard precautions, what I've seen at grocery stores and restaurants is that they are operating as they did before the pandemic. Less than 5% in these places wear a mask and are socially distant.

Delta will wreck people's lives with fierceness once it becomes the dominant strain. And it will, according to many, it's inevitable. So a surge is coming. Delta Plus will be potentially worse and may force booster shot protections or the possibility of a fully updated vaccine.

I don't believe the world will ever reach proper herd immunity. The rate of infection is happening faster than the rate of vaccination.
"What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it is almost impossible to eradicate."
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RedEye9 wrote on Jun 19, 2021, 17:59:
1900 Gallons of Water are needed to make 1 pound of almonds.

While something like this number is probably close (and something that should be considered), it isn't like that water is gone. It returns to the cycle, the problem there is the when and where. However, the more interesting element in play, that I don't think we completely understand, is how that interacts with increasing sea levels and how we utilize desalination.

I understand the basic elements and processes in play, but I have no idea when it comes to the outcomes. Uhoh
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Jun 19, 2021, 23:29
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RedEye9 wrote on Jun 19, 2021, 21:27:
RIP Champ

Ruhe ist Frieden, guter Junge.
"What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it is almost impossible to eradicate."
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RedEye9 wrote on Jun 19, 2021, 21:27:

RIP Champ



RIP in peace Good Boy In Chief
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RIP Champ

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Cutter wrote on Jun 19, 2021, 19:46:
If you want filling food eat more soup.
I find a good steak much more filling.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Yes but IF isn't just about weigh loss. It's good for the pancreas and insulin control, and whole host of other body systems and organs. There's all kinds of benefits to fasting. It is NOT starving yourself. It's inducing ketosis to eliminate fat you don't need. For most ancient cultures, and people who live in blue zones, IF is a way of life.

If you want filling food eat more soup.
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RedEye9 wrote on Jun 19, 2021, 17:59:
Bill Maher on the drought in CA. https://youtu.be/glz-Pm6HUG0
I don't always agree with Bill, but he definitely has this one nailed.
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Bill Maher on the drought in CA. https://youtu.be/glz-Pm6HUG0

Agriculture accounts for 80% of water use but only 2% of California's economy.
He had the following stats, that if true, are eye opening.
Oranges, tomatoes and strawberries on average use 11 gallons to make 1 pound of produce.
1900 Gallons of Water are needed to make 1 pound of almonds.
I've researched almond water usage in the past and always come up dry. Not sure if it's due to my lack of google or the Almond Growers/Maple Syrup mafia paying chinese click farms to hide and downvote the info.
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Des wrote on Jun 19, 2021, 13:31:
Happy Juneteenth, great stuff Blue! Allthumbsup
The 14 senators (all republican) who voted against the holiday did not hesitate to close their offices yesterday for the holiday that they voted against. I'd ask how they sleep at night but we all know it's not really sleep, nor is it at night. Who knows what takes place in a dirt lined coffin during the day.
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Jun 19, 2021, 17:54
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Intermittent fasting may not be the best way to lose weight, new study suggests. Certainly can't be "better" than complete starvation.

Starvation isn't a long term solution either. Your body won't let you endlessly under eat, eventually releasing hormones to make sure you over eat to make up for the under eating. Calorie counting in general doesn't work, which is why it's the #1 recommended way to lose weight - because customers just keep coming back and pay for plans, and supplements, and diet meals. It's the perfect business model for the fitness and diet industry, or as other people might call it, a scam.

And it seems that this linked study has either fallen for the same trick or is doing the same trick. 3 weeks and 36 people won't allow the anti-starvation mechanism in the body to kick in. It's basically impossible to infer any long term solution from that study.

Also notice how it's being called "weight-loss", and not fat-loss. Nobody actually wants to lose muscle, bone density, brain matter, water weight. And yet when you starve, these things happen on a poor "weight-loss" diet. If you want to lose fat, and preserve the rest of your body, then How Not To DIET by Michael Greger MD spells it out very clearly:

1) eat more fiber - aim for 100g a day (fiber feeds gut bacteria, gut bacteria create short chain fatty acids, and short chain fatty acids tell the brain that you are full)
2) eliminate sources of saturated fat, because saturated fat (coconut oil, palm oil, cocao butter, dairy, cheese, eggs, meat, fish, chicken) inflames your hypothalamus and then your brain stops sending out the "I'm full" hormone
3) fill your stomach with large size food that is also low calorie, but high in nutrients (water, vegetables, potatoes, beans, rice, oats). E.g. bean burrito, chickpea satay curry, lentil dahl, pasta (whole meal) bake, mashed potatoes, soups, stews, chilli's. http://lanimuelrath.com/500-recipes-for-mcdougall-maximum-weight-loss-diet/ good video about calorie density here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CdwWliv7Hg
There's another 18 extra bullet points, but these 3 are the main ones.

Eat like that and you are never hungry, and willpower trying to fight your body's hormones never comes into it. These foods are super satisfying and filling. But the main take away is, that you can eat like this for the rest of your life, instead of yo-yo dieting, and progressively gaining more fat, feeling bad for failing, then trying something more extreme each time.

If you want a book that isn't so dry to read, then Penn Jillette wrote one about his approach to the above way of eating. Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales The guy was fat most of his life, but is no longer.
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Jun 19, 2021, 17:07
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Kinda makes sense, but isn't half of the film time spent showing people slamming shifters around in a silly way? And not the kind of shifter you find in an automatic.

And paying north of $185K for this kind of car when it has an automatic transmission in it ... just seems sad.
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