Jul 29, 2013
commented on Twitter Criticized for Not Taking Rape Threats Seriously
Twitter won't do anything about this unless it becomes enough of a PR disaster that they HAVE to do something about it, just like with every web site everywhere. By putting this post up on Slog, Cienna is helping to make sure that it becomes visible enough that Twitter has to deal with it.
Jun 5, 2013
commented on Why I Ride Fearlessly Without A Helmet
Do what you want. You're an adult, and solely responsible for the consequences of your actions. I'll keep wearing my helmet when I ride, thanks very much.
May 28, 2013
commented on Portland Voters Are Stoopid
@143: Thanks for demonstrating that you didn't bother to read the USDA abstract. Since you're too lazy to click, let me quote it for you:
"There is considerable circumstantial evidence that arsenic is an essential trace element. Recent studies using laboratory animals suggest that arsenic has an essential role related to methionine metabolism... Based on this finding, a calculated arsenic requirement for humans eating 2000 kcal would be 12-25 ug/day."
And actually, my point about dosage does justify fluoride in water, in that it demolishes all the silly arguments about skeletal fluorosis from concentrations less than 2 mg/L. Fluoride is NOT toxic at the typical doses supplied by fluoridated tap water. If you disagree, tell me why and give some actual numbers or sources.
You know, it's sad. There are actually reasonable arguments to be made against water fluoridation, including cost vs. benefit, the relative public health effectiveness of alternate delivery methods (toothpaste, salt, mouthwash, etc.), inconsistent dosage, and medical consent. But you won't hear any of those from the anti-fluoride crusaders because they involve facts and logic, which are as abhorrent to them as soap and penicillin.