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by a thing
Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Hummus + x = delicious. Solve for x.
Replies: 96
Views: 10415

Re: Hummus + x = delicious. Solve for x.

Hmm... hummus and coconut? Worth a try.
by a thing
Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Computer Education in Schools
Replies: 34
Views: 4011

Re: Computer Education in Schools

Making a website with a wysigwig editor ... Adobe Flash development No, go right into XHTML+CSS. Kids should not be taught to use a specific program, especially a proprietary one whose availability is limited. Programming in two different languages (probably one per year). One should be something l...
by a thing
Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change
Replies: 191
Views: 14594

Re: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change

Thanks. I have not heard of that effect [post-MDMA use aggressive cognitive bias] before. That certainly is not enough to justify keeping nit illegal though. Why not? I don't think you explained yourself adequately there. It is trivial, especially compared to the positive effects. It is like outlaw...
by a thing
Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Marijuana: Beyond Physical Health
Replies: 63
Views: 10698

Re: Marijuana: Beyond Physical Health

No, I was not talking about synthetic crap. I was talking about cooking the cannabis on low heat in oil and putting that in a pill.
by a thing
Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Marijuana: Beyond Physical Health
Replies: 63
Views: 10698

Re: Marijuana: Beyond Physical Health

On the note of weed smokers being less motivated, this is something that probably there is currently no good research on because you can't randomly assign participants in a study to use or not use cannabis. Sure you can. Provide the cannabis as an extract in a pill. However, how can you have a univ...
by a thing
Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Odd dining experiences.
Replies: 39
Views: 6630

Re: Odd dining experiences.

Brazilian steakhouse. Amazing service of an army of servers keeping a constant eye on when you want more meat from a shishkabob (or however the heel it is spelled) plus a kick-ass salad bar (although it is not really a salad bar, it has some meats like salmon and pork). The one I went to also had UN...
by a thing
Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: olives
Replies: 9
Views: 1211

olives

I just discovered the olive bar at Whole Foods and an olive-loving employee spent half an hour explaining and letting me sample many varieties of olives prepared in different ways.

What are your favorites? What do you do with them?
by a thing
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:36 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Marijuana: Beyond Physical Health
Replies: 63
Views: 10698

Re: Marijuana: Beyond Physical Health

It's perfectly logical not to want to use artificial substances to make yourself temporarily mentally inhibited. Cannabis is natural. It is mentally inhibitory in some aspects (like ability to drive), but it has potentially (depending on how the user decides to utilize the effect) positive effects ...
by a thing
Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Hummus + x = delicious. Solve for x.
Replies: 96
Views: 10415

Re: Hummus + x = delicious. Solve for x.

Nath wrote:Does edamame hummus actually contain, er, hummus (chickpeas) as well as edamame?


No, the edamame replaces the chickpeas.
by a thing
Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change
Replies: 191
Views: 14594

Re: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change

Related complaints often include mild hallucinations, depersonalization (a feeling of separation of the self from the body), anxiety, agitation, and bizarre or reckless behaviour.13,15,41,43,49,50. Occasionally these symptoms lead to panic attacks,51,52,53,54 delirium 55,56 or even brief psychotic ...
by a thing
Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Hummus + x = delicious. Solve for x.
Replies: 96
Views: 10415

Re: Hummus + x = delicious. Solve for x.

x = chips

I just discovered edamame hummus, which is quite delicious.
by a thing
Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:03 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Flax
Replies: 1
Views: 583

Flax

Flax is quite an amazing plant, providing a good source of fiber and is an extremely nutritious food. Share your flax recipes! I put ground flax primarily in cereal with rice milk and on sandwiches. Recently I came up with the idea of adding it to salsa, which, if enough is added, gives it a texture...
by a thing
Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change
Replies: 191
Views: 14594

Re: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change

abusing MDMA by taking it frequently causes downregulation, so it would not be better than a normal orgasm. You've lost the meaning of what I was getting at in that particular passage by taking that part out of context. By the time a person gets to the stage where they've been taking it frequently ...
by a thing
Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:17 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change
Replies: 191
Views: 14594

Re: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change

abusing MDMA by taking it frequently causes downregulation, so it would not be better than a normal orgasm. You've lost the meaning of what I was getting at in that particular passage by taking that part out of context. By the time a person gets to the stage where they've been taking it frequently ...
by a thing
Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:23 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change
Replies: 191
Views: 14594

Re: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change

Well first of all if you have high taxes on illegal drugs like coke or heroin then your not going to be putting anyone selling it illegally out of business. Well then do not tax it that much. And Tobacco consumption may have decreased overall, due to the mountain of negativity piled onto the stuff ...
by a thing
Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Sugar vs. Aspartame - which is worse?
Replies: 56
Views: 6011

Re: Sugar vs. Aspartame - which is worse?

I don't think it's good to dictate everyone eats exactly the same, because not everyone is the same, one person might get extremely fat from snacking all day, the next might be like me and lose about 3 pounds in a day or two if they don't snack between stuffing themselves silly for lunch and dinner...
by a thing
Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Nut butters
Replies: 22
Views: 2716

Re: Nut butters

This isn't nearly the same thing at all, but I really like honey butter. I bet you could make honey nut butter too, which would be amazing. And it would make vegans sad :P You mean combining whipped honey with nut butter(s)? Hmm, I should try this. Too bad I just ran out of whipped honey... And it ...
by a thing
Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change
Replies: 191
Views: 14594

Re: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change

Thats not what I was saying at all. I was saying that even if there was a decrease in gang membership, the violence void might simply be filled by drug addicts. Legalized drugs may =less gang members but it also equates to far more drug addicts. We cannot know without legalizing drugs. The only sup...
by a thing
Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change
Replies: 191
Views: 14594

Re: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change

Thats not what I was saying at all. I was saying that even if there was a decrease in gang membership, the violence void might simply be filled by drug addicts. Legalized drugs may =less gang members but it also equates to far more drug addicts. We cannot know without legalizing drugs. The only sup...
by a thing
Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Sugar vs. Aspartame - which is worse?
Replies: 56
Views: 6011

Re: Sugar vs. Aspartame - which is worse?

Has anyone looked into the "new" aspartame, neotame? And if there's ever any proof that aspartame does any sort of damage at any concentration, it'll probably be pulled. Look at saccharin for a precedent. They replaced it after it was found that ungodly high levels of a saccharin-containi...
by a thing
Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Nut butters
Replies: 22
Views: 2716

Re: Nut butters

There is not really a concern about fair trade and staple foods. I do not think American wheat farmers force children into servitude or are oppressed by unfair prices. Apple butter sounds pretty good, although quite different from nut butters. Nut butters are primarily fat, whereas apple butter is p...
by a thing
Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Sugar vs. Aspartame - which is worse?
Replies: 56
Views: 6011

Re: Sugar vs. Aspartame - which is worse?

Ah, that makes sense. Note though that fruit should be offered, but not fruit juices.
by a thing
Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Sugar vs. Aspartame - which is worse?
Replies: 56
Views: 6011

Re: Sugar vs. Aspartame - which is worse?

I was no advocating eating one meal a day. I advocate eating two or three meals (or four for very active athletes) a day without snacking.
by a thing
Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Nut butters
Replies: 22
Views: 2716

Re: Nut butters

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_exploitation_in_the_chocolate_industry 1. Nowhere on that wiki page do I see mention of Ferrero, or Nutella. It says 80% of cocoa comes from western Africa. That is a pretty good chance that child labor was involved. Nutella ISN'T CHOCOLATE it's Hazelnut "spr...
by a thing
Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Sugar vs. Aspartame - which is worse?
Replies: 56
Views: 6011

Re: Sugar vs. Aspartame - which is worse?

Encourage snacking at all is a bad idea. Snacks are much more difficult to eat in moderation than meals. I don't see any problem with small doses of a calorie rich method of rehydration if applied intelligently. Gatorade or Powerade, for example, contains 50 kCal per serving and no artifical sweeten...
by a thing
Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Nut butters
Replies: 22
Views: 2716

Re: Nut butters

Trans fat and non-fair trade cocoa Yeah uh, Nutella has 0g of trans fat per serving. 0g per serving , but partially hydrogenated peanut oil is an ingredient. I admit I did exaggerate how bad the trans fat in it is, but it does have a lot of refined sugar. http://www.nutellausa.com/nutInfo.htm You'l...
by a thing
Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Sugar vs. Aspartame - which is worse?
Replies: 56
Views: 6011

Re: Sugar vs. Aspartame - which is worse?

It does not matter which is worse. Both are bad. If stevia could be legally added to food, that would help, but there is still other crap in soda.

Schools should offer water, milk, soymilk, tea, and tisanes for drinks.
by a thing
Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Nut butters
Replies: 22
Views: 2716

Re: Nut butters

lorenith wrote:
a thing wrote:I forgot to mention peanut butter. I much prefer almond or cashew butter though.

Durandal wrote:The closest I've experienced is Nutella, which is quite good on bread as a snack before a workout.


Nutella is a diabolical, artificial monstrosity.


What's wrong with Nutella?


Trans fat and non-fair trade cocoa
by a thing
Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change
Replies: 191
Views: 14594

Re: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change

About earlier remarks that alcohol and tobacco are currently legal alternatives: No, alcohol and tobacco do not compare to the variety of illegal drugs. A depressant is way different from a psychedelic, which is way different from an amphetamine, which is way different from cannabis, which is way di...
by a thing
Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:26 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Nut butters
Replies: 22
Views: 2716

Re: Nut butters

I forgot to mention peanut butter. I much prefer almond or cashew butter though.

Durandal wrote:The closest I've experienced is Nutella, which is quite good on bread as a snack before a workout.


Nutella is a diabolical, artificial monstrosity.
by a thing
Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:22 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change
Replies: 191
Views: 14594

Re: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change

You greatly overestimate the long-term negative effects of most recreational drugs. Cannabis does impair short-term memory, but only while high (and for several days afterward if a large enough dose was taken). Which doesn't help if, like most of the pot-heads I know, you're almost constantly high....
by a thing
Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change
Replies: 191
Views: 14594

Re: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change

First of all, when I say drugs make you less productive, that's exactly what I mean. Not that while you're doing drugs, you don't happen to be working; but that drugs can make it difficult for you to hold a job, or even perform that job to the best of your ability (plenty of drugs kill brain cells,...
by a thing
Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change
Replies: 191
Views: 14594

Re: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change

The fact that our government hasn't been able to do it doesn't mean it can't be done. Not to be facetious, but a lot of things sound like a fantasy and not actually feasible--like finding a clean, renewable source of energy. Or putting a man on the moon... before we did it. I, too, would love to se...
by a thing
Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Nut butters
Replies: 22
Views: 2716

Nut butters

I LOVE almond butter. I eat it at least every 3 days. Typically I have it on a slice of bread (whole wheat of course) with freshly ground flax and olives. It goes quite well with almost anything you can put on bread/in a sandwich. Cashew butter is pretty good too, but not as great as almond butter. ...
by a thing
Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change
Replies: 191
Views: 14594

Re: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change

Malice wrote:Drug use almost invariably makes people less productive members of society. It also drains on society in many other ways (hospital bills; the costs of rehab; drug-related crime; to name a few examples). If we could figure out a way to stop it, we would, in fact, benefit. The trick is successfully lowering demand and/or limiting supply without causing too many negative effects.
a thing wrote:For clarity, is there a consensus that safe drugs (cannabis, psychedelics, probably psychedelic amphetamines) should be legalized?


Is that in response to the quote at the end?
by a thing
Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change
Replies: 191
Views: 14594

Re: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change

For clarity, is there a consensus that safe drugs (cannabis, psychedelics, probably psychedelic amphetamines) should be legalized? Organized crime will exist with or without illegal things. On a basic level, mobs will rise up which simply use intimidation tactics to tax protection money out of busin...
by a thing
Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change
Replies: 191
Views: 14594

Re: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change

Alcohol and tobacco are some of the more dangerous drugs. I strongly disagree. All of the drugs I listed as more dangerous are both more addictive and more damaging. Tobacco is relatively harmless in that most of what's wrong with it is just the smoke tearing up the lungs. Plenty of people smoke th...
by a thing
Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change
Replies: 191
Views: 14594

Re: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change

I believe that LSD and mushrooms, as well as other strong hallucinogens should be regulated and provided to individuals who pass mental-health exams and who have no previous history of mental illness. I agree that only people in good mental health should use psychedelics. However, denying their use...
by a thing
Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change
Replies: 191
Views: 14594

Re: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change

From what I've observed, the main reason people try new drugs is when they can't get what they're used to, usually because of temporary supply shortages caused by the war on drugs. There are a lot of drugs which are so bad that the only reason anyone would use them is because they're addicted to so...
by a thing
Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change
Replies: 191
Views: 14594

Re: Drugs in America, the War on Drugs, and What Should Change

Unfortunately, other drugs (besides just smoking) end up affecting other people. A heroin addict, for example, will turn to crime in order to pay for his drugs. Somebody who does PCP can go out and hurt people. Etc. And that's besides the fact that society as a whole is hurt by people who do drugs ...

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