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Jack99

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 1 week, 2 days ago

    “So the researchers thought, well if picky people continue looking at other possible options even after making their decision, maybe that extends to marriage and so…”

    That sentence ends differently to my expectations.

    I would have thought that marriage is one situation where “looking at other possible options” after the fact is bound to end badly!

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    P.S. Still no edit button XD

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    The Band is back together!
    Welcome back and Hi everybody!

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Reading up on the investigations I did discover a couple of reports such as this
    https://www.ibtimes.com/notre-dame-cathedral-fire-not-arson-875-french-churches-vandalized-2018-2785886

    The culprits in these frequent other cases were not thought to be Islamic terrorists but anarchists and some radical feminist groups who view churches as a…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Yes. It may just mean that larger numbers are needed.
    A statistically insignificant effect may still be important.

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Engineers sexist? Hold the phone! No shit! XD

    Seriously this whole plastic bag addiction is a relatively recent development, starting in the early nineties.
    Before that we all used to get paper bags from the supermarket.
    It was the usual thing of trying to shave a few lousy cents off the cost per customer.

    This environmental clusterfuck is…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    But also, umm, where can I sign up as a volunteer for one of these cannabis studies? XD

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    So many studies of weight loss fail because of self reporting in which people are bound to fool themselves. In fact if calorie intake AND usage is not strictly monitored in a weight loss study, it can have no scientific value at all.

    This is why I weep at so many of the Michael Mosely documentaries, which would otherwise be interesting – the…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    Update, He is under house arrest and could face the death penalty:-
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-09/gene-editing-scientist-he-jiankui-may-face-death-penalty/10702246

    The Chinese Government takes a very dim view of corruption.

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    Also, only two “fucks” in three paragraphs? Either I’m getting more sanguine in my old age or I’m losing my edge!

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    Brilliant takedown, Rebecca, you seem to have hit most of the salient points.

    I particularly like the paragraph about the cost/benefit analysis involved because it’s all too easy to sit in an armchair with 20/20 hindsight and point fingers at the horrors involved, but it’s a totally different matter when you yourself are facing the difficult…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 5 months ago

    Huh, good on you for calling out this BS, Rebecca.
    Of course, we have Joy of Cooking just like your folks.

    I also have a whole bunch of classic recipes from my mother, grandmother and great grandmother going back to the turn of the 19th century because guess what, I like the old classics.

    News flash, I can get fat or get thin on the old…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 5 months ago

    You gotta just love a so called Scientist who publishes his results as a You Tube video.
    Fortunately the Chinese National Health Commision is investigating.
    They take such matters very seriously.
    He will be lucky to escape punishment even more draconian than your excellent proposal.

    • Chinese government interested in truth. Good luck with that one.

      TBH, He is disturbing for reasons beyond the mere ethical concerns of this case. We’re dealing with a resurgence of eugenics, and it antedates Trump’s interest in politics. (TBH, most of the eugenists were on the Clinton side. Just like the neocons and a bunch of other old enemies…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    I love this. UFO ologists, Doomsday preppers, Conspiracy theorists all have one thing in common, they are fixated on their own theory and go to the nth degree to live the dream, never mind that each dream is totally mutually exclusive of all the others.

    So like with the Doomsday guys, they will prepare for one particular type of Armageddon and…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 8 months ago

    I may have told this one before but one of the great moments in the 70s was when some psychic predicted a massive tidal wave and the Premier of the State went down to the main pier of the State Capital on the actual day in question along with thousands of people.

    Needless to say the watery Armageddon failed to materialise and a whole bunch of…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    “there is no policy or strategy you can implement to target 3.7 billion people”

    Yes there is. You can educate boys to be respectful of women. I did it and it’s not hard.

    • >You can educate boys to be respectful of women.

      You sound enlightened. Not like the rest of us that are taught to disrespect women … especially in context of the article which dealt with the abduction and murder of a woman.

      But OK, I’ll bite, how do you craft a global policy to “educate boys to be respectful of women”?

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 8 months, 4 weeks ago

    Middle of para 3″ that”=”and” would make sense
    But as a dramatic moment it works well

    By the way do you know I have been following for 10 years now?
    I still regard you as an excellent journalist and a touchstone of good sense with a finger on the pulse of important news.

    Thank you for everything, Rebecca.

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 8 months, 4 weeks ago

    Yeah wow. I could tell the exact point in the story where you really started to get angry and passionate about this.

    If it’s any consolation the situation is very bad here as well. My old man mentioned the other day about how there were so many homeless women on the streets and I pointed out that undoubtedly they were all victims of domestic…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 8 months, 4 weeks ago

    Also, don’t fucking rock up to a 15 minute appointment with a shopping list of problems, schedule a longer session or see your doctor more frequently.

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 8 months, 4 weeks ago

    It’s a great title Rebecca, the title says it all and suggests the solution.

    I generalise here.

    People have been brainwashed into regarding price as the most important criterion. Price is easy to quantify, quality is not.

    When you* are young and invulnerable or Republican and arrogant, thinking ill health is some sort of moral deficiency,…[Read more]

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