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Aug 2, 2013 Furcifer commented on "I only want to take things that are natural.".
@9 There is now sound clinical evidence that a proportion of the general population does, in fact, have a mild but quantifiable reaction to gluten which operates via an entirely separate immune pathway from the IgA-mediated inflammation seen in frank celiac. So don't hold your breath for that video.
Jul 7, 2013 Furcifer commented on The Saturday Morning News.
Substitute "hegemon" for "empire" (without scare quotes, natch) and you will sound even more like an "intellectual."
Jun 30, 2013 Furcifer commented on Surprise: The Billion Dollars in New Money for K-12 Schools Isn't Really a Billion Dollars!.
@53: I just want to take this opportunity to remind everyone about the Registered Comment Filter for Slog for Firefox/Greasemonkey. Install it, and you'll never have to see zero-content trolls like Noicons again!
Jun 6, 2013 Furcifer commented on The Morning News: Someone Heckles Michelle Obama, Dzhokhar Gets to Call Home, and John McCain Is a Genius (Not Really, Though).
@17: You clearly have no idea what the term "peer reviewed" means if you think it proves anything conclusively. I suggest you read up on the scientific method before lecturing other people on Official Truth.
May 9, 2013 Furcifer commented on Is Microsoft Looking to Buy Into the E-Book Business?.
Microsoft are known for boldly taking the wheel on a foundering ship, and then promptly sending it to the bottom. I can think of few more deserving targets of their reckless guardianship than the useless fucking Nook. If this sale gets us any closer to tearing down those obnoxious, absurdly oversized Nook kiosks that are wasting precious floor space in every B&N across the planet, I am all for it.
May 9, 2013 Furcifer commented on Posthumanism Today: The Hunger Microchip.
The chip is attached to the vagus nerve which plays a role in appetite as well as a host of other functions within the body.
Other functions, indeed! Via Wikipedia:
Research has shown that women having had complete spinal cord injury can experience orgasms through the vagus nerve, which can go from the uterus, cervix, and, it is presumed, the vagina to the brain.
Citation here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15451…
May 8, 2013 Furcifer commented on Remember the Good Old Days, When "Rape Used to Mean Rape"?.
@27: " "fuck me or I am leaving you"

If this constitutes third-degree rape, then Dan Savage has encouraged people to commit rape on numerous occasions.
May 8, 2013 Furcifer commented on Girls Gone Wild Founder Convicted of Assault.
Dear CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON, I wanted to thank you for posting under an identifiable name, so that I can easily use the Registered Commenter Filter to hide your posts forever. I would like to ask you which mugshot online is yours (Ohio or Florida) but since I've blocked you permanently, I wouldn't see the answer anyway.
May 8, 2013 Furcifer commented on Life Without Economics: Part Five.
The rich take their income as capital gains for the simple reason that, in their tax bracket, capital gains are taxed more lightly than income. Because they directly control the businesses they exploit, they can manipulate the accounting to make their income appear however they wish.

If Congress passed a law taxing capital gains at 50% while cutting the top marginal tax rate to 25%, I have no doubt that CEOs would eschew stock options, and ask for obscene salaries instead.
May 8, 2013 Furcifer commented on Distorted Coverage of May Day and SPD Conduct Show Need for Big Changes in Seattle.
Social justice and foreign wars may not get the attention you think they deserve, but when you accuse the entire press of ignoring these subjects entirely, you lose credibility.