January 21, 2019

Monday (Moderated) Open Thread (012119)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

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  1. So at what point do we do the full court press and call the MSM anti-religious bigots?

    Reporting on each other: the Covington boys, the Native American, and the smart phone vs. the telescreen


    Comment by dscott — January 21, 2019 @ 9:55 am

  2. Remember what I said about meddling, incompetent know it alls?

    Experts unveil plans to overhaul the world’s diet


    but that the report’s recommendations do not reflect the level of scientific uncertainties around nutrition and health.

    “The evidence is not as strong as it seems to be,” Ioannidis said.

    The report was organized by EAT, a Stockholm-based nonprofit seeking to improve the food system, and published Wednesday by the medical journal Lancet. The panel of experts who wrote it says a “Great Food Transformation” is urgently needed by 2050, and that the optimal diet they outline is flexible enough to accommodate food cultures around the world.

    Overall, the diet encourages whole grains, beans, fruits and most vegetables, and says to limit added sugars, refined grains such as white rice and starches like potatoes and cassava. It says red meat consumption on average needs to be slashed by half globally, though the necessary changes vary by region and reductions would need to be more dramatic in richer countries like the United States.

    This is just a rehash of the Food Pyramid, a debacle that in large measure is responsible for the obesity epidemic in the US. They push a dietary requirement of 232 to 250 grams of carbs a day which causes the human body to store the excess as fat.

    As the “low carb” Keto diet (50 grams of carbs a day) begins to pick up popularity, look for liberals to go full self righteous political on this issue. Most of the foods they are recommending are exactly what makes a person fat with the resulting health consequences of a high carbohydrate diet. Incompetence, thy name is L-I-B-E-R-A-L.

    We have been lied to since 1992, it’s not the calories that should be counted, it’s the carbs. You can eat as much as you want as long as you restrict the carbohydrate intake to less than 100 grams a day. At 50 grams a day you lose weight.

    Comment by dscott — January 21, 2019 @ 10:13 am

  3. How self serving is the Fed Chairman? What is his agenda?

    Federal Reserve Confesses Sole Responsibility For All Recessions


    First, former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke said that

    Expansions don’t die of old age. They get murdered.

    – MarketWatch

    To clarify this statement, former Chair Janet Yellen placed the murder weapon in the Fed’s hands:

    Two things usually end them… One is financial imbalances, and the other is the Fed.

    Comment by dscott — January 21, 2019 @ 5:49 pm

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