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Forget it. This is exhausting. On any given day there's enough to fill the sidebar completely. Until further notice, the counter is stuck at '0'. Also: John Nolte is doing a weekly tally.
Headlines: 02/20/2017
I never post on Fakebook but I do lurk there every so often to see what non-political things are happening in peoples' lives. Unfortunately, one of my old classmates posted this: "Just did this - takes 25 seconds - join me? The Senate Committee on Homeland Security is inviting comment and COUNTING CALLS before it decides whether to approve Steve Bannon's appointment to the National Security Council. Call! 202-224-4751. (You don't have to talk to anyone.) Just say: "Hi my name is ______. I am from ____[give your state] and am an American citizen. I oppose Steve Bannon being confirmed to sit on our National Security Council." Please COPY and PASTE to spread the word. Maybe we should call and SUPPRORT STEVE BANNON for the NSC.
Another GAINZZZ Correction. I don't know on this one either way, but a physician pops in to say that, while he agrees with most of the GAINZZZ post, he disagrees with my assertion that the high insulin response of an obese person sweeps too much glucose out of the blood and leads to feeling both tired and hungry. He says the obese have simultaneously a high fasted insulin level and a high fasted blood glucose level.
I don't know if he's right. I thought the feeling of being tired -- the famous "spike your blood sugar, then crash with lower blood sugar" -- was related to insulin level, and I thought I read people connecting that to higher insulin levels in the blood. Or maybe I just speculated myself that the two things were directly connected.
Maybe both points are true: High quickly-bioavailable carbs do cause the spike-and-crash effect, but they cause this in all people, and it's not true that people with high insulin levels have it worse. Maybe they just have it like anyone else. He says he's a doctor, and I gotta admit my understanding here is based on a few pop-science books I only remember in broad outline, so let me provisionally retract this.
If the poster making this point, or any other doctor, would be so kind as to illuminate me on this point, I'd appreciate it.
Headlines: 02/19/2017
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Omar Abdel-Rahman, "The Blind Sheikh" who was the mastermind behind the 1993 WTC bombing, has died in a federal prison. This Blog wishes him well in his meeting with 72 Virginians. [Weirddave]
Corrections made to the GAINZZ Post. I explain the error I made at the end, and the changes I made. Thanks to a biochemist for contacting me and saying, "What the hell is 'insulin-sensitive hormone'?" The right terminology is now, I hope, in the article.
Headlines: 02/17/2017
Scott Pruitt - who once said he wanted to see the EPA abolished - now confirmed as new head of the EPA. He'll have his work cut out for him as there are probably more Obama Leftist dead-enders here than perhaps anywhere else. [J.J. Sefton]
Headlines: 02/15/2017
"Flight of the Angel" Spectacle to Open Venician Carnevale Doesn't Look Fun, It Looks Creepy and Weird
Just look at the pictures... reminds me of Mary Poppins (which was scary) and the nanny killing herself in The Omen
The latest edition of the Drift Compatible podcast is now available. What are the rascally Brent Cochran and Mistress Alex up to this week?
Headlines: 02/13/2017
Boom Airlines Wants to Bring Back Mach 2 Speed Flight (10% Faster Than the Concorde) For Affordable Prices
Well, sort of affordable -- "for the price of a business class ticket." So NY to London and back would set you back $5000. Well, not quite "affordable" yet, but a step in the right direction.
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Thirteen years, because Deborah Heine had to make sure to include Rathergate!
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