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by Benko
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why the Allies Won
Replies: 53
Views: 502

Re: Why the Allies Won

Goes without saying, or should, but it was war, and one needs to be willing to do terrible things (at least as terrible as your opponent) unless you wish to lose.

A lesson we've forgotten and which has relevance for our current circumstances.
by Benko
Tue May 25, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: COVIDs done, Vote On Next Major Issue
Replies: 33
Views: 728

Re: COVIDs done, Vote On Next Major Issue

Mountaineer wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 3:53 pm
The only crisis that matters! Tossing the source of absolute truth to the wolves.
how about taking a step closer to the source i.e. why this happens--pick a name marxism, cultural marxism, etc.
by Benko
Sat May 22, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Attention, Doodle!
Replies: 12
Views: 316

Re: Attention, Doodle!

While the plan to augment unemployment benefits may have had some merit a year ago, there is zero reason to be continuing it at this point. If they stopped giving away free money, people would be forced to actually work to pay the rent and buy food. And then the labor shortage would magically disap...
by Benko
Mon May 17, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: 70% of Republicans Believe Falsehood of Stolen Election
Replies: 33
Views: 1114

Re: 70% of Republicans Believe Falsehood of Stolen Election

tomfoolery wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 1:09 am
Third, you have a bunch of lunatic republicans who forbid schools from failing a percentage of black students...

"... republican-run public school system "
Can you let us know what planet you live on in which the left doesn't control the schools? many of us would like to move there.
by Benko
Thu May 13, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club
Replies: 23
Views: 633

Re: Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club

The history of this bookblub is that there have been from time to time people who join to seek attention and who try to dominate the conversation. This one just has an added feature. Even after the brief interchange during the beginning of the last meeting subsided, there was very little discussing ...
by Benko
Wed May 12, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club
Replies: 23
Views: 633

Re: Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club

Murphy you are correct and I suspect I have not heard the end of this topic (though I can try to find books without any references she can twist.
by Benko
Tue May 11, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club
Replies: 23
Views: 633

Re: Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club

Thanks everyone. I don't remember what made her uncomfortable. I do remember that the book illustrates issues/flaws with the main characters and with society at that time. She wanted something "more uplifting" and I pointed out she was free to read whatever she wanted but that this was the point of ...
by Benko
Tue May 11, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Cortopassi counter culture
Replies: 15
Views: 405

Cortopassi counter culture

Cortopassi,

Republicans taking out their own i.e. Cheney because she is not representing their views is not the same as Ds forcing their views on everyone else.
by Benko
Tue May 11, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club
Replies: 23
Views: 633

Re: Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club

Can you take discussion of cancel culture to another thread please.
by Benko
Tue May 11, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club
Replies: 23
Views: 633

Re: Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club

Alas employment is Gov't hospital.
by Benko
Tue May 11, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club
Replies: 23
Views: 633

Thoughts please: cancel culture and my book club

I’ve run a meetup book club for years—classic novels e.g. Steinbeck, Maugham, Austin, etc. This Month’s book was first half of Vanity Fair. At the online book club last night someone said perhaps Vanity Fair should join Dr Seuss (book recently cancelled). I got upset and said that politics didn’t be...
by Benko
Sun May 09, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Josh Mittledorf (phD type) on Covid: Unthinkable Thoughts
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Josh Mittledorf (phD type) on Covid: Unthinkable Thoughts

Josh Mitledorf has written a book on antiaging (Cracking the Aging Code) which is the topic he usually writes about. http://agingadvice.org. is his website where he distills a lot of thoughts on diet, supplements and other interventions toward health. His latest blog is on Covid: Unthinkable Thought...
by Benko
Fri May 07, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arizona Election Audit
Replies: 15
Views: 793

Re: Arizona Election Audit

tomfoolery wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 3:41 pm
It’s over, we won, get over it.
Are you really that far gone that you can't see what your side did after Trump was elected? I.e. totally refuse to accept the results of that election?
by Benko
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Diet
Replies: 146
Views: 6439

Re: Optimal Diet

One thing you get from Fung's book, and others -- everybody is different This can't be stressed enough. Interestingly at the moment both plant based diets (some ultra low fat and some not) and keto are huge trends. I've always known and been told (various typing systems) that I do better eating mea...
by Benko
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Diet
Replies: 146
Views: 6439

Re: Optimal Diet

Kriegsspiel, Eat less, exercise more. In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not. I think both 1. It is not that simple and 2. doing it in practice is very difficult (notice, in your post you locked someone in a room). Example: fixed hypocaloric diets: a. result in body a...
by Benko
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Diet
Replies: 146
Views: 6439

Re: Optimal Diet

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:37 pm
If people actually ate less and exercised more, they would lose weight.
In 2021, a large number of people no longer believe that things are even remotely that simple. E.g. see my post above about Dr. Fung and calorie timing.
by Benko
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Diet
Replies: 146
Views: 6439

Re: Optimal Diet

Jason Fung, MD is a physician big into fasting/intermittent fasting and one of his videos points out that the number of times one eats per day is an important (but not emphasized) factor. Each time you eat, there is elevation of insulin, and one can't burn fat while insulin is elevated. So eating e....
by Benko
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Why Elect Businessmen into Politics?
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Why Elect Businessmen into Politics?

Find 10 people who work for a living e.g. painter, carpenter, electrician, plumber, cashier, etc and ask them what they think the most important job of government is. Compare to your list.
by Benko
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1058
Views: 219330

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

While you folks are busy being offended by words, people of asian descent are being actually harmed by college admission policies e.g. Harvard, Yale, etc which actively discriminate against them. Not only doesn't this bother most of you, but you have never even thought of it.
by Benko
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1058
Views: 219330

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Kung flu is racist? So the majority here really see it as racist and not simply a joke?
by Benko
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 1058
Views: 219330

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

There are weeks of reporters from many networks all calling it the Chinese /town name virus (you can find them on YouTube) History is full of flu’s being named by location. Smith: Trump purposely called it that. He’s not going to let left wing turkeys tell us what words are and aren’t acceptable. Ha...
by Benko
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forum Members with COVID-19
Replies: 187
Views: 14399

Re: Forum Members with COVID-19

I doubt anyone is sure, but don’t take NDAIDS eg Advil, Naproxen, etc as I saw at least one article suggesting it may worsen things. Don’t remember details.
by Benko
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Sophie, we may have a treatment
Replies: 27
Views: 3152

Re: Sophie, we may have a treatment

Sophie On Tuesday, a team of French scientists released the first results of a clinical study of the use of hydroxychloroquine on 24 coronavirus patients from southeast France. The research team, led by Didier Raoult, a renowned infectious disease expert from l’Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire in Ma...
by Benko
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 229
Views: 55800

Re: Kavanaugh

. I have no doubt that on the left the narrative will continue that the Republicans put an attempted rapist on the high court by covering up the evidence against him and not allowing women to speak "their truth". The right will continue to believe that the Dems used dishonest smear tactics. I happe...
by Benko
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 229
Views: 55800

Re: Kavanaugh

Moda, I started thinking Ford was sincere and her story need to be looked into. OTOH Kavanaugh's testimony was very credible and was also that of someone who was sincere. In addition Kavanaugh has what, 65 women writing letters attesting to his character. Offenders tend to repeat and not just have o...