What Now? is voting Rocky Anderson for President 2012!
Mar 24, 2012 What Now? commented on Looks Like Occupy Chased the G8 Out of Chicago.
Of course the global banksters are ducking Occupy.

Chicago Spring Declares G8 Move a Victory…

Taking nearly everyone by surprise, the White House announced last Monday that the world’s economic leaders with the G8 would not be enjoying the sights and sounds of a democratic #ChicagoSpring. The announcement that the G8 would be skipping President Obama’s hometown in favor of the much more remote and secure Camp David location reveals the fears the administration has of public assembly and popular protest.

Huffington Post‘s Julie Pace reported that “security and the possibility of protests were not factors in the decision” made by the White House. Not a security concern? That is a hard pill to swallow considering the city expects to spend between $40 and $65 million to police the Chicago protests and Obama’s recent signing of HR 347, the “anti-Occupy” law officially known as the Federal Restricted Building and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. Clearly, the administration is anticipating “security concerns” regarding the thousands of citizens nonviolently demanding more democracy, justice and peace.

Sugar Russell, an activist on the Occupy Chicago Press Committee, spoke with me via email about the Chicago Spring and the G8 move. “The location of G8,” said Russell:

will not affect our plans to voice dissent against the atrocities that G8 inflicts upon the global population. The move signifies that they are afraid of the global voices that will be gathered in Chicago and that they feel the need to hide.

Mar 23, 2012 What Now? commented on Eating Meat Makes Ladies Happier.
And don't forget to vote for Rocky!

Thanks @25!
Mar 23, 2012 What Now? commented on Eating Meat Makes Ladies Happier.
Paul McCartney would like to have a word with you.
Mar 23, 2012 What Now? commented on Eating Meat Makes Ladies Happier.
It's also important to remember that "correlation does not imply causation" with a study like this.

From that Wikipedia article:

In a widely-studied example, numerous epidemiological studies showed that women who were taking combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) also had a lower-than-average incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD), leading doctors to propose that HRT was protective against CHD. But randomized controlled trials showed that HRT caused a small but statistically significant increase in risk of CHD. Re-analysis of the data from the epidemiological studies showed that women undertaking HRT were more likely to be from higher socio-economic groups (ABC1), with better than average diet and exercise regimens. The use of HRT and decreased incidence of coronary heart disease were coincident effects of a common cause (i.e. the benefits associated with a higher socioeconomic status), rather than cause and effect as had been supposed.

It could certainly be the case that there are more basic factors that predispose women of Australia both to developing "mood and anxiety disorders" AND to the inclination to eat less red meat.

It could very well be that for those women, eating more red meat could exacerbate their "mood and anxiety disorders".

The professor quoted in the Gizmodo article, from the Telegraph article, goes on to say:

"We found that regularly eating more than the recommended amount of red meat was also related to increased depression and anxiety," Professor Jacka added.

It's also interesting that the Australian government recommends a minimum amount of red meat specifically. Hmm. And surely the benefit to the Australian meat industry is only a coincidence.
Mar 23, 2012 What Now? commented on Eating Meat Makes Ladies Happier.
Or you could just, ya know, smoke crack. They say that makes you REAL happy.

Just to remind everyone of the findings from the study on meat consumption from a couple weeks ago:

All red meat is bad for you, new study says
A long-term study finds that eating any amount and any type increases the risk of premature death.

Eating red meat — any amount and any type — appears to significantly increase the risk of premature death, according to a long-range study that examined the eating habits and health of more than 110,000 adults for more than 20 years.

For instance, adding just one 3-ounce serving of unprocessed red meat — picture a piece of steak no bigger than a deck of cards — to one's daily diet was associated with a 13% greater chance of dying during the course of the study.

Even worse, adding an extra daily serving of processed red meat, such as a hot dog or two slices of bacon, was linked to a 20% higher risk of death during the study.

Also: enslaving, exploiting, abusing, and slaughtering animals is still wrong.
Mar 21, 2012 What Now? commented on Officer Garth Haynes Found Not Guilty of Assault.
That was not a "kick in the head". The cop used his foot to slam the guy's head into the concrete.

What is frightening is how casual he was about his violence, and how he seemed to fully expect that all of the other cops around him would be completely OK with it. (Which seems to imply that such violence against arrestees is a standard and accepted practice).

What is this six-person jury all about? Why not twelve? How are they selected?

In what other ways is a trial for a police officer different than a standard criminal trial?
Mar 20, 2012 What Now? commented on Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father.
Every child deserves a loving, mentally stable mother and a loving, mentally stable father in a loving, committed relationship.
Mar 19, 2012 What Now? commented on License to Kill Bald Eagles.
So, what happens if someone with Aztec ancestry wants to sacrifice a human?

The Aztecs were particularly noted for practicing human sacrifice on a large scale; an offering to Huitzilopochtli would be made to restore the blood he lost, as the sun was engaged in a daily battle. Human sacrifices would prevent the end of the world that could happen on each cycle of 52 years. In the 1487 re-consecration of the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan some estimate that 80,400 prisoners were sacrificed though numbers are difficult to quantify as all obtainable Aztec texts were destroyed by Christian missionaries during the period 1528–1548.…
Mar 19, 2012 What Now? commented on Every Garbage Pail Kid in One Book.
WHAT?! Only a picture of the stick of gum??

That dusty, rigid, crackly little pink shard is essential to the ceremony of opening a pack of GPK!!

What do you mean "they didn't hold any long-term interest"??

On the back, some of them were printed with a section of a larger image. They were puzzle pieces to a MEGA GARBAGE PAIL KID CARD!! You'd to go through about a whole box to get all the pieces.

OMG OMG OMG Where do I get this book??

Oh, Adam Bomb, I could never quit you!

Anyone got any Nerds?
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