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The Lounge Peekaboo! Feb 17 2015
15:15 (UTC)
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A few in that list have changed their name or created a new account for privacy reasons (hence not saying outright who they are).

CD and hata don't come 'round much any more. I haven't seen peaches on here in ages.

Weight Loss opinion on this diet? Feb 14 2015
22:19 (UTC)
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No, because it would be difficult to eat enough calories eating only fruit, or only vegetables. You'd get full before you ate enough calories. That's what the diet is built on - not eating enough food.

Stop trying to find quick fixes, and do this the right way.

Weight Loss opinion on this diet? Feb 13 2015
19:43 (UTC)
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Not even bothering to open that. No, it's not reasonable, no I can't imagine anything they suggest working (or if it did work to produce those results, it wouldn't be healthy). No, you should not try a fad diet that makes ridiculous promises, especially not after what you already put your body through.

The Lounge Need a new kitchen faucet Feb 13 2015
19:37 (UTC)
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We have a long gooseneck in our laundry room sink, and it is so inappropriately sized for the sink - it splashes a lot. I think it would be fine in our kitchen sink, but I don't imagine being able to swap them just to test that theory.

The Lounge Any two people can fall in love with each other Feb 13 2015
17:32 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by trh:

Mick Jagger and Ethel Merman

If it works at all, I'm guessing it only works on people who are still alive.
Only because of the answering questions thing. Dead people are notoriously silent on all questions posed.

But depending on how they were preserved, they might be good at the staring into each others eyes. Rigor mortis might make it a little difficult to get them set up properly... well, I'm sure trh can work out the kinks.

The Lounge Pick a topic, any topic Feb 13 2015
17:05 (UTC)
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I have two recurring dreams. One is that I'm packing, and don't know if I've forgotten something. This is a result of the year that I had to move 12? 14? times in one calendar year - after that, when stressed, I'd dream of packing.

The other dream, I only very recently realized that it was recurring... I'm not sure I was ever quite aware of it consciously before now. It's a school dream, where I know that at the beginning of the semester I went to a class, but I haven't gone back since. I don't have my schedule anymore, and the class must have met again, yet I don't know when I was supposed to have gone. And I can't ask anyone, and if it turns out that I have been missing classes, there's no way I'll get caught up.  Because I've only recently become aware of this dream, I don't know what circumstances cause it to crop up.

Maintaining is this a healthy day? eating wise? Feb 13 2015
15:56 (UTC)
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From a year ago, you had this post:

So I'm 15 but everyone always says i look like I'm 11! I don't know if its because of my recent anorexia, or just the way i look, but I'm sick of it! My crushes don't notice me because they think I'm a 6th grader!! How can i look my age? Thanks

So for a 16 year old to only eat 1360 (1500 is the bare minimum for a teen trying to lose weight, but according to the list you provided, you didn't eat 1500), who has a history of eating disorders? No, that's not healthy. At all. Especially not if trying to maintain.

To boot, what you did chose to eat was overall lacking in nutrition. While all of the snacks you listed are fine in moderation, and of course fruits/veggies are good, you didn't have a single "meal" in that collection of foods.

Fitness Ebook Regarding Fitness Feb 12 2015
15:09 (UTC)
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Are you announcing a product that you have or intend to create and distribute?

Fitness Ebook Regarding Fitness Feb 12 2015
14:42 (UTC)
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Original Post by dbackerfan:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Also, does talking about your ebook on these forums violate the posting guideline:

  • Advertisements, product announcements, and self-promotional posts are prohibited. Links to personal sites, pages, and blogs should be placed on users' profile pages.

well, maybe since it isn't complete and there is no link to "buy this" or visit me here type thing they are ok for now?

Another post told people to PM her for the book.

Fitness Ebook Regarding Fitness Feb 12 2015
14:12 (UTC)
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Also, does talking about your ebook on these forums violate the posting guideline:

  • Advertisements, product announcements, and self-promotional posts are prohibited. Links to personal sites, pages, and blogs should be placed on users' profile pages.
The Lounge did you hear about the princess bride book? Feb 11 2015
20:49 (UTC)
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Original Post by lysistrata:

Original Post by santonacci:

Original Post by lysistrata:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by santonacci:

Original Post by catwalker:
How on earth do you call princess bride a loving send up of fairy tale genre?

So, naming the title character "Buttercup", giving the marriage priest a speech impediment, and "have fun storming the castle" isn't making fun of fairy tales?

ETA:  "You mean, you'll put down your rock and I'll put down my sword, and we'll try to kill each other like civilized people?"

Hear this now: I will always come for you.

But how can you be sure?

This is true love - you think this happens every day?

Death cannot stop true love.  All it can do is delay it for a little while.

And this is another reason why so many people love it so much - it's one of the most quotable movies ever.

The Cliffs of Insanity!!!!!

Oh, look who knows so much!!

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

The Lounge did you hear about the princess bride book? Feb 11 2015
19:10 (UTC)
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Original Post by santonacci:

Original Post by catwalker:
How on earth do you call princess bride a loving send up of fairy tale genre?

So, naming the title character "Buttercup", giving the marriage priest a speech impediment, and "have fun storming the castle" isn't making fun of fairy tales?

ETA:  "You mean, you'll put down your rock and I'll put down my sword, and we'll try to kill each other like civilized people?"

Hear this now: I will always come for you.

But how can you be sure?

This is true love - you think this happens every day?

The Lounge did you hear about the princess bride book? Feb 11 2015
18:04 (UTC)
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Rodents of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist.

Vegetarian does anyone have a word for this Feb 11 2015
14:48 (UTC)
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Original Post by nebi-hime:

Original Post by kitahoshi:

As a pescetarian I can tell you that while it is the right word, if you use it people will not understand you which leads you right back into the 'vegetarian plus fish'.  My mother-in-law came up with the better word, vegequarian, and the best part is that 80% of people understand right away what you're trying to say.  Bonus points - you're not offending vegetarians at the same table because you didn't use "their" word.  Telling a restaurant I am 'vegequarian' moves things a whole lot faster than having to explain what pescetarian means.

I thought pescetarian was pretty well ingrained these days.

Although I think "vegequarian" is cute, I can't imagine the majority of people understanding it better than the word that's in the dictionary. I think if I heard someone say "vegequarian" I would assume they had mispronounced vegetarian.

The Lounge did you hear about the princess bride book? Feb 11 2015
13:48 (UTC)
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Original Post by catwalker:

I do not understand the popularity of the movie at all. I dislike it very very much.

You have no taste.

Foods Low or Nonfat Pasta Feb 10 2015
17:51 (UTC)
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Original Post by owlsnest:

You cant eat any carbohydrates??? But....how?

Not easily. And not healthily, since it would require eschewing all fruits and vegetables.

The Lounge going after anti-vaxxers Feb 09 2015
16:17 (UTC)
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Original Post by pavlovcat:

Working in mental health, I know the feds (and even state and local government) CONSTANTLY did the "If you receive funds from us you must comply with the following regulations" thing.

If the feds and states said, "Any school receiving funds from us must require all students to provide proof of up to date vaccinations or a medical exception before they attend.  No religious exceptions are accepted." 

You honestly think that right there wouldn't seriously impact the number of anti-vaxxers who remained anti-vaxxers?  A kid would have to go to private schools their entire life, including college, to avoid the requirement.  And many private school still receive government funding in the form of grants, so not even private schools would necessarily be safe.

I think I read that all but 2 states do require vaccinations at public schools, but I believe most, if not all, allow for the religious exceptions.  I fully support the removal of the religious exception.

"Private school all their life, including college," tho... that is what a lot of the anti-vax community would be doing anyway.

The Lounge going after anti-vaxxers Feb 09 2015
15:18 (UTC)
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Original Post by santonacci:

Original Post by pavlovcat:

 I also think every school and business should have the right to deny service to those who aren't vaccinated.

You've mentioned this in another thread, and I have the same question as I did back then:  Schools can require proof, sure, but exactly how do businesses determine whether or not a person has been vaccinated or not?  Does Disneyland have specially trained anti-vaxx spotters, or will everyone just have to present vaccination evidence before they're let into the park?  Are mall cops supposed to perform this function now?

And how would such discrimination help convince them? It'll just further ingrain that they are the oppressed minority who knows the "truth" but is being stifled by the government.

The Lounge going after anti-vaxxers Feb 09 2015
14:53 (UTC)
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Original Post by runesplendor:

Anti-vaxx symptomatically has an eff-ton in common with orthorexia, particularly in source-surfing, paranoia, shadow hunting and a general belief in one's superior infallibility.

Perhaps we're in the early stages of discovering a new mental illness.

I was thinking something similar. If pav is right about the "everything is out of my control, but at least I can control this" mentality, that's very similar to a trait that I believe is present in people along the whole spectrum of eating disorders.

But I don't know where that gets us. Generally, people with eating disorders have to decide for themselves to recover, no matter what friends, family, experts tell them.  But in that case, they are only hurting themselves, where as anti-vaxxers are hurting others.

I think there is better basis for a vaccination law than there is for seatbelt laws. If I don't wear my seatbelt, am I risking anyone else's life but mine?

The Lounge going after anti-vaxxers Feb 09 2015
14:17 (UTC)
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By that reasoning, I assume that those distrustful people do not

  • Drive a car (can't trust the car makers to make a safe car, can't trust the highway dept to keep the roads safe
  • Fly in a plane (can't trust FAA to keep the sky safe, certainly can't trust TSA to prevent a bomber from getting on a plane)
  • Send our children to school (can't trust the teachers or board of ed)
  • Go to church (can't trust the ministers/priests)
  • Eat food (can't trust food growers or FDA or EPA)
  • Drink water (can't trust the town to keep the water supply clean)
  • Take our children to doctors or administer any medications (can't trust the doctors, the pharmaceutical companies, or the FDA). How many parents have never given their kid with an ear infection tylenol, advil, or antibiotics?

We don't have to drive in cars or fly in planes or send our kids to school or the doctor, but most of us do, because the alternative seems worse. So what do we do? We trust the experts, because to do otherwise would leave us homebound and paranoid.

When it comes to vaccines, it's selective distrust, and it's because the thing that the anti-vaxxers should be afraid of is too remote in their minds, because they haven't seen its effects in their lifetime. Because the effects of it were almost eradicated. By vaccines.

I haven't heard one person speak out against vaccines that has given me any reason to trust what they say over the doctors and researchers who support vaccines.

What does my pediatrician have to gain from encouraging me to vaccinate my kid? She'll know that my son won't expose her other patients, some of whom might be too young or immuno-compromised to receive vaccines, to measles or whooping cough.  That's about it.  It can't be for money - if it were, she'd make more money off having more sick patients.  Spreading out vaccinations would also make her more money, because of the increased office visits, but she's never suggested we do that, as there is no medical advantage to doing so.

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