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Tue Apr 15

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martybl replied to the Fools Fighting Fat board. 11:13 PM

Re: Bought new pants today!

My size 42 pants were falling off me . . .

Congrats! You're one of the TMF good guys, and I'm thrilled to see that you're improving your health. I love your posts, particularly the Apple related ones, and hope both you and Apple are [more]

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 11:01 PM

Re: tele Diet Report! Major Success!

I'm a happy camper. Came home and had a navel orange for a snack.

Congrats! Glad to see that you're feeling better, that your weight is down and that your lipid profile looks better - all good things. I'm not sure why your post has [more]

Fri Apr 11

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martybl replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:44 PM

Re: Shameful Blood on FL's Hands

Rick Scott's heartless obstinance about accepting the generous Medicaid expansion

I really don't think that the adjective "generous" is appropriate in this context. The Merriam-Webster definition of [more]

Mon Apr 7

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 12:29 AM

Re: Just wondering

I'm rather surprised that there seem to be so many people here that want to believe a person might be unable to lose weight on a diet of 1000 kCal per day . . .

Psychologically, it beats the other explanations, which are summarized [more]

Sat Apr 5

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 6:29 PM

Re: Just wondering

I totally understand the notion of ignoring the calories in vs. calories out idea . . .

A few thoughts. There are any number of genetic and acquired conditions associated with obesity, including: PCSK1 mutations; BDNF [more]

Sun Mar 30

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 1:06 AM

Re: Carrying extra weight could be healthier for

Thanks for the thoughtful post - your points are all well thought out and well taken.

1. Did you see an electrophysiologist?

I haven't yet seen an EP doc. I had the workup up to this point done at the closest hospital to our [more]

Sat Mar 29

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 7:16 AM

Re: Carrying extra weight could be healthier for

[C]oming back from a deconditioned state if you can overcome the initial frustration can be very encouraging . . .

Good - I've been on a medically mandated over two week break from the gym, and looking forward to getting back to it. [more]

Thu Mar 27

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 1:36 PM

Re: Carrying extra weight could be healthier for

[W]hat we've been gifted with in the context of insight into how old wrinklies/chronologically enriched folk perceive personal training . . .

OTOH, shrilly and insistently promulgating nonsense sure livens up the boards. [more]

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 12:15 PM

Re: Carrying extra weight could be healthier for

BMI is an imperfect tool for assessing body composition

In particular, BMI doesn't distinguish between fat, which is, in general, a bad thing, and muscle, which is, in general, a good thing. A recent study out of UCLA suggests that [more]

Sun Mar 9

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 3:12 PM

Re: Run 30 lab tests with only one drop of blood

sufficient information to be able to do this is already available and folk aren't utilising it.

"After analyzing 80 chemical parameters and 52 genetic studies, we've arrived at personalized recommendations: Based on these [more]

Mon Mar 3

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martybl replied to the Conservative Fools board. 11:05 AM

Re: Here's the thing with the Arizona Law

[T]he law requires public accommodation to those classes which have been historically subject to discrimination: blacks, other minorities, women, and ATTENTION: "sexual persuasion."

WHICH law are you referring to? [more]

Sat Mar 1

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martybl replied to the Conservative Fools board. 8:44 PM

Re: Here's the thing with the Arizona Law

Fly immediately to PHX and purchase a piece of property appropriately zoned for a bar/restaurant as near the state Capital as possible. I'd hold weekly Drag Queen events, "Taco" Tuesdays and anything else I could think [more]

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martybl replied to the Conservative Fools board. 8:05 PM

Re: Here's the thing with the Arizona Law

So if I post a big sign outside my restaurant that says "No Colored People", that's OK?

No, a restaurant is a public accommodation. Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, codified in 42 U.S.C. § 2000a, specifically [more]

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martybl replied to the Conservative Fools board. 5:20 PM

Re: Here's the thing with the Arizona Law

Sexual orientation is a federally protected class.

WOW!!! What a stunning misunderstanding of Constitutional law. You've just managed to put aside over a century of complicated law defining "state action."

The Fifth [more]

Fri Feb 28

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martybl replied to the Conservative Fools board. 4:53 PM

Re: Here's the thing with the Arizona Law

"Skinheads" are not a protected class. "Sexual orientation" is.

Depends on the jurisdiction. In New Mexico, where the gay wedding photography case arose, there was a state statute prohibiting discrimination on the [more]

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 7:09 AM

Re: dark chocolate

[Y]ou have to be middle aged, overweight and male

If you're going to insist on being a wet blanket, that WAS the population studied. They didn't fail to find these effects in other populations, they just didn't study them. You [more]

Wed Feb 26

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martybl replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:05 PM

Re: Don't do this....

[D]oing that was the best choice I ever made in my life. Except, just in case she reads this, choosing to marry my wife.

In a related story, SP advises against borrowing to buy a diamond engagement ring.

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martybl posted to the Health and Nutrition board. 4:28 AM

USPSTF - No evidence for vitamins

Continuing a theme, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued guidelines indicating that there is insufficient evidence to support the use of multivitamins for the prevention of cancer or heart disease, and clear evidence AGAINST the use [more]

Fri Feb 21

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martybl replied to the Photography board. 12:14 PM

Re: sd cards

Rather than focus on the SD card, focus on the camera.

Although, if one WERE to focus on memory cards, the CF cards are superior to the SD cards. They tend to have faster data transfer, which is useful when shooting high-speed [more]

Thu Feb 20

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martybl replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 8:21 AM

Re: February

[A] picture of pathologic aging

Saw this piece pop up on my FB news feed, and I thought of you. [more]

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