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  1. Re: Foods for those that just don't care anymore Now I'm hungry.
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  4. Re: Foods for those that just don't care anymore Sweet potatoes are much better for you than white potatoes, rice or bread, until you start throwing extra sugar into them. They're rich in fiber if you eat the skins, the carbs they provide are relatively slow digesting which helps avoid an insulin spike, and they're good sources of vitamins A & C. Americans have a warped view of food, which is probably why we do such strange things to it.
  5. Re: Order of the Stick Never have I seen American electoral politics summed up so well in web comic format.
  6. Re: Foods for those that just don't care anymore The Thanksgiving Cake is another kind of Shepards Pie. Looks fine. Calling it a "cake" makes it sound much worse than it probably is.
  7. Re: Order of the Stick Nope, you're right. I just don't see Rich doing that without dropping more hints. We've seen major character work done with all of the Order, and I agree that it's more than time for a Durkon arc (though I did like his time with Loki girl). I just think Rich would give us more build up for that.
  8. Re: Order of the Stick I'm sure Malak is seriously Evil and will play a larger role, but I don't quite see Will be fun to see where Rich is headed.
  9. Re: What Have You Watched Recently? MST3K, Samson vs the Vampire Women, is the dubbed version of the same movie. Plus Joel & the bots.
  10. Re: Musings on Random Musings The Swedish parliament in session.
  11. Re: Musings on Random Musings Wait, you mean the Swedish have politics beyond patiently sitting around, getting drunk, and telling anyone who will listen that they're not in Norway?
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  13. Re: Musings on Random Musings [Racoon]So I was in one of those garages yesterday, eating some of that awesome stuff you sometimes find in boxes on trees, when this huge rabbit starts stomping around the place. I jump up on one of those metal things (the kind that sometimes move fast) and try to scare him off. Make myself big, you know? When he starts roaring and spitting and his eyes start to glow! So I hide under the metal thing, hoping he'll get the hint and go away, and he starts trying to move it to get at me! I was scared out of my mind! Those big rabbits may look all cute and fluffy, but you don't want to get bit by one! I run outside of the garage, figure I'll wait for the rabbit to leave, but he comes out chasing me and I have to run! All that great food, lost. I hate rabbits.[/Racoon]
  14. Re: Musings on Random Musings If it's swollen, try some compression and (once you get home) ice.
  15. Re: A Thread for Random Musings Well, the actual abbot of Shaolin temple has given me his opinion of Chinese medicine based on his lifetime of study and experience, and you've given me yours based on what the guy at the health food store told you.
  16. Re: A Thread for Random Musings Plane and hotel reservations made for Ghengis Con, but I still need to submit an event. Can't decide what to run. I'm having trouble deciding on something new with Asian Superheroes. I'm thinking maybe something with Lucha.
  17. Re: Musings on Random Musings Actually, I pretty much agree. I think it is a double standard, but I have no problem with it. Yes, we treat members of Group A one way and Group B another; and in some cases we should, because otherwise society as a machine stops working.
  18. Re: Musings on Random Musings I'd say it's one of the many double standards that we live with (and in some cases have to live with). We favor loved ones over enemies, pets over food animals, members of our own self identified groups over outsiders. Sometimes we expand the circle of the "we", sometimes we contract it. Sometimes we pretend not to make the distinction at all, because it causes cognative dissonance to admit that yes, the welfare of our own loved ones really is more important to us that the welfare of random strangers, who in turn may count more or less according to the group affiliations we share. When aware of these biases, sometimes we try to be "fair". We have to organize, and someone will end up on the bottom; we have to eat, and something is going to be eaten. Our layers of rationalization and deal making build from there.
  19. Re: Musings on Random Musings Just the normal stuff you'd expect. At first try to get as much white flour and white sugar out of your diet as you can, along with highly processed foods. Go easy on whole grains (overated), rice and pasta, with an eye towards only eating them on days when you've exercised. Think yams, sweet potatoes and potatoes when you want a starch, and again not too much (as keeping insulin under control is your goal). More smaller meals rather than a few larger meals, again for that steady blood sugar level. Minimize commercial fruit juices, as contrary to industry claims most of the nutrition was thrown away, but home made fresh fruit juices with pulp (i.e. fruit in the blender with water and ice) are fine. If you're really serious about treating this with diet, Rob Wolf's new Paleo Solution book might be worth reading. At the least a paleo diet will keep your insulin under control and increase insulin sensitivity. If you were thinking of weight lifting or running, now might be a good time to start; both help somewhat with insulin sensitivity at least in muscle tissue.
  20. Re: Musings on Random Musings Sorry to hear this, Chad. Part of the reason I do the no white sugar / no white flour thing is that my mom and two of my sisters have diabetes. I gave up sugar and went on an insulin controlling diet (as much as it can be) now rather than wait until I actually get it myself.
  21. Re: Musings on Random Musings I know a girl who often "jokes" about punching, biting or killing people. She's proud of a time she broke someone's nose in high school, and of the time she dislocated her SO's jaw. When asked about it, she says she's small and non-violent, and that she therefore finds the idea of herself attacking someone to be hilariously funny. I tend to think it's more about expressing a wish. Note that I am in no way saying that every person who jokes about violence would perform acts of violence given the chance; still, it makes me uncomfortable in her case, as I don't trust that she's "only joking". I feel similarly when some people make racist jokes, or joke about their political enemies being rounded up and exterminated. Sometimes I laugh; sometimes I think they're using "only joking" as a cover for their real feelings. I know that's a double standard, and I try to be fair about it, but there we go. When Bill as Teh Bunny calls for mass murder and mayhem, I laugh; even if some part of his psyche would like to rule with an iron paw (and who wouldn't), I know and trust Bill; I don't take the idea of him murdering millions seriously. I wouldn't laugh if the same jokes were told by a neo nazi. Sometimes double standards are valid.
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