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Jan 28 vavavarooooom commented on Free, Open Culture.
Just as an addition - the Seattle Public Library offers thousands of e-books, audio books, music, movies through the Overdrive App (can use on your computer, smartphone, tablet, etc). All you need is a library card.
Oct 11, 2013 vavavarooooom commented on Conlin's Inept Smear Campaign Is as Stupid as It Is Dishonest.
Just a note that Seattle community college adjuncts receive full benefits. 401K, sick time, health insurance. The pay is shit, of course, because they are only part-time, but the job does come with benefits here.
Sep 26, 2013 vavavarooooom commented on What Do You Think of Mayday?.
Seriously, all I can imagine is that poor woman on the screen. So many lonely people. So many trolls. What a horrible job.
Jan 10, 2013 vavavarooooom commented on Today in Russians Do the Ca-raziest Things!.
Wow that is a super funny story about someone who died. What the fuck is wrong with you guys?
Jan 2, 2013 vavavarooooom commented on You Don't Have to Be Thin to Be Healthy.
@37 - since you 'know for a fact' and we have 50 years of data - why not cite your own sources as you have urged @29 to do? You have here a study saying fat /= death, but you are convinced that fat=death. Citation, please. Your opinion not a citation.

Please name your life-long chronic diseases 'caused' by obesity. I will need a citation showing that it was the fat that did it. Not diet, not environment, not smoking, not lack of exercise. If thin people also get the condition, you will have a hard time convincing me that it was the fat that did it.

The criticism of the study is that they included smokers and ill people -- which does not seem entirely wrong to me. The whole point of the study is looking at our reliance on body size to classify a person as healthy or not. They included sick fat and sick thin people, thin and fat smokers -- you can't just decide that smokers don't count because you don't want them to. I might not have included people already sick - but again, if your issue is that thin people do not get sick, you are skewing your numbers by not including sick thin people.
Jan 2, 2013 vavavarooooom commented on You Don't Have to Be Thin to Be Healthy.
@23 - Ha! I see your point. Yes, I suppose I must allow for the possibility that every single high-BMI person in all studies have been body-builders.
Jan 2, 2013 vavavarooooom commented on You Don't Have to Be Thin to Be Healthy.
Here is another article which studied nearly 12000 Americans, and looked at mortality correlated with BMI and number of 'healthy habits.' They focused on smoking, alcohol, exercise, and intake of fruits and vegetables. >2000 people in the group died in the 6 years they followed them.

The high (>30) BMI people with zero healthy habits died at 7X the rate of people with high BMI and all 4 habits, and 3X the rate of people with low BMI and no habits. People with only one 'healthy habit' all died at roughly the same rate, regardless of BMI, and at 2X the rate of people with 4 habits.

This is a link to the text but you can get the pdf for free, which I find easier to read.
Jan 2, 2013 vavavarooooom commented on You Don't Have to Be Thin to Be Healthy.
So, just for the record, this comment thread is what science is for. You have these ideas that 'everybody knows,' and you test them. Sometimes you find out that what you 'knew' isn't entirely true. That is hard for most people. At one point everybody knew that gay people were just confused. Everybody knew that beating a child was good for him. Everybody knew that eggs were terrible for your cholesterol. Everybody knew that a Catholic priest is one of the safest, kindest people there are.

Anyway, all the comments about how fat fucks are always unhealthy is kind of ridiculous, when clearly that isn't true. Thin people get heart disease. Thin people get cancer.

To the point on BMI - it is useless for an individual person, and maybe someday we can get doctors to stop using it, but it is useful for studying large populations. Most people are not bodybuilders.

Dec 27, 2012 vavavarooooom commented on Morning News: The Top 10 News Stories I Found Interesting at 6:00 AM This Morning.
@3 - the slog's official position is that to avoid being raped, women should not leave the house unescorted at all. A gun is unnecessary if you have a big, strong, man to protect you.

@7 -- It was a parody of Beauty and the Beast, called Beauty and the Beat.…
Dec 9, 2012 vavavarooooom commented on Sunday Morning News.
OK Unpaid Intern - you are not going to lynch every guy in a tan jacket, you are just going to lock up all the women. Makes sense.

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