lysistrata

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Fitness Could I just do cardio and not lift weights? Jun 23 2015
16:38 (UTC)
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^I'm not sure what is meant by "gimmicky HIIT," because a legitimate HIIT workout will wipe the floor with you after 20 minutes and that's quite a bit faster than any weight circuit I've ever seen. HIIT definitely has some benefits you don't see with lower intensity cardio but I wouldn't disagree that there's also a lot of magical claims about what it will do.
The Lounge 2015 Gardening thread Jun 22 2015
16:16 (UTC)
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Original Post by catwalker:

Picked the hotnspicy oregano today as well as the summer savory. The oregano is in the dehydrator. The savory is on the dehydrator trays air drying. I'll put it in the dehydrator this evening after the oregano has collapsed a bit. Too bushy right now to get all the trays in.

The hardy basil I planted is really bushing out. I keep pinching off the flowers to get it to grow bigger. I can't decide how to process it when I cut it. Only the stronger flavored basils dehydrate well. The sweet/mild basils need to be frozen or they lose too much flavor. The problem with freezing is that I lose the varieties in the freezer, because I'm not very organized. I stuff stuff in there on top of other stuff. Maybe I'll look for containers that will fit neatly in the freezer door. That may be the answer. I'm interested to see if that basil is really hardy and comes back next year.

Chives are almost ready to harvest since the cutback. I could do it today, but no room to dry them for a few days.

I do the basil cubes in the ice trays and then store them in gallon size freezer bags.  That works for me because then I can label the herbs, roll them up and have them all in the same place.  But I don't keep a lot of frozen food around so I don't generally have a hard time keeping track of what's in there.

The Lounge 2015 Gardening thread Jun 22 2015
16:13 (UTC)
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Original Post by pavlovcat:

Our pepper plants are still small, although one has a pepper on it.  The tomatoes went insane though.

Finally planted carrot and parsnip seed.  Don't know if they'll mature in time, but figured there was no harm in giving it a try.  Cabbages are almost ready to harvest and we're getting a handful of green beans every day.  Squash is massive but no flowers.  Corn is doing great (and we never did fertilize - it must just have been too cold).

We just planted some more pickle cukes too since our original plants died.  

Broccoli are massive but haven't produced anything yet.

Carrots and parsnips can handle some late season cold, as long as you get them up before there's a hard freeze (once they freeze they rot).

Fitness June 2015 Fitness Group, All are Welcome! Jun 22 2015
05:05 (UTC)
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Started easing back into exercise this weekend. Saturday morning I ran a 5k fun run with the dogs. It was very low key and ended up being a great way to get things loosened up. Tonight I got back in the weight room and did some complexes.

Hang clean - push press - snatch balance 3x5 @ 45 3x3 @ 65 DL - hang clean - front squat 3x3 @ 65

Along with band assist pullups/negatives and pushups. For informal exercise, we went and bought the tile we're going to use to remodel our bathroom in July. So I got to unload quite a few pounds off the truck and stack them in the garage as well. I'm really excited with the materials we got! It's going to be a really large project and there are lots of parts I'm not real excited about - sheet rocking, ugh - but we've gotta deal with the terrible plastic shower insert with the broken door. If we don't murder each other it should turn out pretty nice!
The Lounge Charleston Jun 19 2015
22:43 (UTC)
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There is no link between anti-depressants and aggression.

The Lounge Charleston Jun 18 2015
22:18 (UTC)
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Original Post by smw:

If the people who provided the shooter with a gun and the people who warped him to the point that he could do this can be identified shouldn't they be charged with conspiracy and hate crimes?

No.

If people actually planned with him to do this, or helped him carry it out, then maybe yes.

The Lounge 2015 Gardening thread Jun 18 2015
17:28 (UTC)
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I have so much lettuce right now I don't know how to use it all before it bolts.  They're a beautiful dark red romaine and a chartreuse speckled butterhead.  So delicious!  My corn is tall, my favas have set and I'm already getting jalapenos.  There are a couple of little tomatillos and a few green tomatoes, but we're still a ways away from salsa.  My broccoli bolted while I was gone last weekend so it's time to put something else in there.  My celery is doing awesome!  I'm so proud of it and I can't wait to eat it. 

The Lounge 2015 Gardening thread Jun 18 2015
16:29 (UTC)
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TRH - Depending on the weeds, some are really easy to eradicate manually (and that's better so you don't disturb your garden plants), some aren't and need chemical intervention. If you're not sure, just use the round up.
Fitness June 2015 Fitness Group, All are Welcome! Jun 18 2015
04:19 (UTC)
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Back to the track tonight. I'm still pretty beat up but it felt good to get moving again. It was a pretty mild workout, a mile jog to warm up and then 6 400m intervals at 5k pace. My leg is stiff now, so I think I might get a massage and then get under the barbell.
The Lounge Black like me...... Jun 17 2015
22:10 (UTC)
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Original Post by amwick:

Original Post by lysistrata:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by santonacci:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

If a trans woman was the head of a group associated with women's rights, would we feel that she would be required to state publicly (or on her job application) that she had been born male? Or would we feel that it's her right not to share anything she doesn't want to?

Of it would be their right to not share their background.  But if, say, during an interview or talking with co-workers they describe their experience of being told they couldn't be an astronaut because they were a girl, then I don't it can be considered confidential or irrelevant anymore.

And I gave examples of the lies that Dolezal has told regarding her childhood earlier in the thread.  More recently, she's apparently claiming that there's "no biological proof" that she's related to her white parents.  Which is probably true - most parents don't have DNA testing results at the ready.

ETA: And I did not mean to imply that you were bring Jenner into it.  I just wanted to draw the distinction between the two.

I guess I want to be careful going to far into "she's a lying liar who lies" because I think many would claim that trans people are lying about who they are too - or have a personality disorder, or similar things that we'd get mad about.

I'm not comfortable drawing the line, or telling people how "honest" they have to be, or when, or to whom.  If a trans person were asked during an interview what gender they were, I don't think many of us would bat an eye if they answered that they were their professed gender, and I think that we would be giving a very big side-eye to parents who outed their child as not being born the gender that they claim to be.

If she claimed that she grew up in a teepee, and she didn't, then yeah, she's a lying liar who lies about that. But who am I to say she doesn't truly and inately feel that she is black?  If she refers to a black man as her father, perhaps she feels that he is more of a father figure than her biological father was.  I don't know if her parents beat her, but if they had adopted several black children, maybe they did receive racist hate mail.

Trans people do have a disorder, and generally have to be diagnosed with one to go through gender reassignment surgery.

Racial Identity Disorder, Racial Dysphoria, Ethnic Identity Disorder.. so they are all suffering from a psychological issue? 

Those are not recognized diagnoses.

The Lounge Black like me...... Jun 17 2015
21:43 (UTC)
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Original Post by gotborked:

Original Post by lysistrata:

So, when somebody's feelings are dramatically out of line with reality, at what point to we ask whether that person is actually delusional?  Only if it doesn't have to do with race?

You're not allowed to ask that question unless you can show their alternate reality might cause you some tangible harm...but even then, you'll still probably be considered a bigot.

I should have said a not very bright kindergartner who cries a lot and calls people names.

The Lounge Black like me...... Jun 17 2015
21:21 (UTC)
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Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by santonacci:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

If a trans woman was the head of a group associated with women's rights, would we feel that she would be required to state publicly (or on her job application) that she had been born male? Or would we feel that it's her right not to share anything she doesn't want to?

Of it would be their right to not share their background.  But if, say, during an interview or talking with co-workers they describe their experience of being told they couldn't be an astronaut because they were a girl, then I don't it can be considered confidential or irrelevant anymore.

And I gave examples of the lies that Dolezal has told regarding her childhood earlier in the thread.  More recently, she's apparently claiming that there's "no biological proof" that she's related to her white parents.  Which is probably true - most parents don't have DNA testing results at the ready.

ETA: And I did not mean to imply that you were bring Jenner into it.  I just wanted to draw the distinction between the two.

I guess I want to be careful going to far into "she's a lying liar who lies" because I think many would claim that trans people are lying about who they are too - or have a personality disorder, or similar things that we'd get mad about.

I'm not comfortable drawing the line, or telling people how "honest" they have to be, or when, or to whom.  If a trans person were asked during an interview what gender they were, I don't think many of us would bat an eye if they answered that they were their professed gender, and I think that we would be giving a very big side-eye to parents who outed their child as not being born the gender that they claim to be.

If she claimed that she grew up in a teepee, and she didn't, then yeah, she's a lying liar who lies about that. But who am I to say she doesn't truly and inately feel that she is black?  If she refers to a black man as her father, perhaps she feels that he is more of a father figure than her biological father was.  I don't know if her parents beat her, but if they had adopted several black children, maybe they did receive racist hate mail.

Trans people do have a disorder, and generally have to be diagnosed with one to go through gender reassignment surgery.

The Lounge Black like me...... Jun 17 2015
21:05 (UTC)
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I'll add that this particular question has been on my mind since I learned that "Mattress Girl" made a fake rape sex tape.

The Lounge Black like me...... Jun 17 2015
21:03 (UTC)
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So, when somebody's feelings are dramatically out of line with reality, at what point to we ask whether that person is actually delusional?  Only if it doesn't have to do with race?

The Lounge Black like me...... Jun 17 2015
19:21 (UTC)
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Original Post by kathygator:

I think the difference is slavery. No other culture in our country is rooted in actual human bondage. I think Ms. Cobb makes that point. And maybe even worse is that we ended it with civil war. Not an argument in front of the Supreme Court, as should have been the case, but by the death of hundreds of thousands.

It could be argued that the Irish experience of indentured servitude perhaps come close. And Native culture does too, I think. But there was never an institutionalized treatment of either Native or Irish people as traded goods.

Well, it sort of did go to the Supreme Court, and didn't end very well.

The Lounge Black like me...... Jun 17 2015
19:18 (UTC)
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Original Post by kathygator:

I think the difference is slavery. No other culture in our country is rooted in actual human bondage. I think Ms. Cobb makes that point. And maybe even worse is that we ended it with civil war. Not an argument in front of the Supreme Court, as should have been the case, but by the death of hundreds of thousands.

It could be argued that the Irish experience of indentured servitude perhaps come close. And Native culture does too, I think. But there was never an institutionalized treatment of either Native or Irish people as traded goods.

Chinese came pretty close.  But not actually bought and sold, you're correct.  Just exploited for cheap labor and then kicked out of their homes when the work was done, or when white people needed jobs.

Motivation At the end of my rope with fitness Jun 17 2015
16:34 (UTC)
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Yeah, that totally explains Zhou Lulu.

Motivation At the end of my rope with fitness Jun 17 2015
15:30 (UTC)
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Try weightlifting.  Did wonders for resolving my knee problems so I could continue to run.

The Lounge Black like me...... Jun 16 2015
18:57 (UTC)
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Original Post by kathygator:

Damn. If 'social justice warriors' are kindergarteners for saying systemic racism is a thing, where do you place the significant segment of the population that denies its existence? First trimester?

If they deny the discrepancies exist, then they are merely ignorant.

If their explanation for why the discrepancies exist is systemic racism, then they are intellectually stunted.

I hope this clarifies things.

The Lounge does your man avoid sex due to your weight gain Jun 16 2015
17:54 (UTC)
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Nomo, you shouldn't take misanthropy so seriously.

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