Monthly Archives: July 2013

This is not a victory (JPMorgan got off, again)

It was announced today that JPMorgan settled over its criminal behavior in rigging energy rates in California. The previously toothless FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) that stood by while Enron was doing this finally got the nerve to give JPM … Continue reading

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Not back at Starbucks

For a while I was writing a series of posts with “Back at Starbucks …” in the title. This was because I am exiled from my own house on Sundays and thus go hang out at Starbucks which actually provides … Continue reading

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Typical Characteristics of Less Trustworthy Expert Advice

I’ve certainly ragged on a few specific example of how incredibly stupid and wrong most nutrition “advice” is so here’s a broader statement about “expert” advice in general. Expert advice with a higher-than-average likelihood of being wrong is often given … Continue reading

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As usual nutrition “experts” are wrong

I’ve preached this line before, disputing the dogma that breakfast is critical to weight loss (for me it means weight gains), but now there is some scientific evidence of this. The dogma, incorrect as usual, claims skipping breakfast means you’ll … Continue reading

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Read the study, don’t believe headlines

Here’s an incredible example of how the popular press, especially one with attitude, provides misleading and/or exaggerated reporting of studies. The headline trumpets: High-Protein Breakfast Helps Prevent Unhealthy Snacking Later, Study Says Let’s pass over the editorial comment “unhealthy snacking” … Continue reading

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Nutrition bigots are freaking because their sacred cow went down

I’m actually sick of seeing all the nonsense that popular press puts out about nutrition and health with almost all of it wrong and just fad stupidity, so I don’t really have the energy to browbeat another bunch of silly … Continue reading

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Coincidences or destiny?

I’ve recovered from a weekend geodashing trip to Sioux Falls and then a minor surgery to remove some skin growths (no calls from doc, path reports must not be alarming). So I’m sorta getting back into the swing (rut) of … Continue reading

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All-time saddest song

I spend a lot of time listening to my music + Pandora as I grind away on exercise machines. Most of the time I like lively songs to make the time go by faster, but after a while got really … Continue reading

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The Okinawa Diet May Be The Key To Longevity And Help You Live To 100-Years-Old

Yet another diet claim based on people who live (mostly) in a non-technological low-stress slow-paced world (IOW, maybe diet has absolutely nothing to do with their longevity). These keep coming and coming and, of course, prove absolutely nothing. Why? Because … Continue reading

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Can we believe anything?!

I’m reading David H. Freedman’s Wrong: Why experts keep failing us–and how to know when not to trust them and boy it’s a bummer. I hope Freedman is basically just putting forth a kind of denialism or he’s basically looking for the … Continue reading

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