• Jack99 posted a new activity comment 3 days, 1 hour 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 3 days, 1 hour 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 6 days, 20 hours 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 3 weeks, 2 days 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 3 weeks, 2 days 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 3 weeks, 6 days 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 4 weeks 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 2 months, 3 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 3 months, 3 weeks 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 4 months, 2 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 4 months, 3 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 4 months, 3 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 4 months, 3 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 4 months, 3 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]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 5 months, 1 week ago

    “he also defended the neo-Nazi Milo Yiannopolous, arguing that he couldn’t possibly be a neo-Nazi because he’s gay and “half-Jewish.”

    LMFAO the first thing Hitler did when he marched into Austria was to search and destroy the records of his Jewish ancestry.

    Also Hitler’s rival for leadership until 1936 Ernst Roehm was known as “the Breec…[Read more]

    • It’s a possibility, but strikes me as idle speculation about Hitler. Basically, Hitler’s grandmother, Maria Schicklgruber, was a maid for a Jewish household, and the argument is that possibly she had an affair with one of the men of the household, and that man was the father of Hitler’s father, Alois Hitler, né Schicklgruber. Doesn’t sound like…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 5 months, 1 week ago

    Mind you microwaves do cause cancer on my internet connection…

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 5 months, 1 week ago

    You are write, of course you are “write”…

    Ain’t auto correct a bitch!

    Don’t anybody ever lecture me on the glorious wonders of AI.

    Also – fukken Sprague-Dawley rats again!
    No good ever comes from experiments with those motherfuckers.

    And yes, only IONISING radiation can cause cancer, microwaves do not count (think of all the juicy…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

    In fact, you do not need to tie your post in with that reference at all, it’s strong enough and true enough to stand on its own. It’s the same stuff we were taught about population screening 50 years ago. There are actually WHO guidelines on such to avoid wasting scarce resources,

    Speaking of insurance companies, they are a new and frightening…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

    “After Jolie’s story went viral, there was an uptick in the number of women who requested genetic testing, but there wasn’t an uptick in mastectomies because the vast majority of those women didn’t have the mutation”.

    In fact if you check the original article, we do not know whether the women had the mutation or not, or whether they had a fam…[Read more]

    • In fact, you do not need to tie your post in with that reference at all, it’s strong enough and true enough to stand on its own. It’s the same stuff we were taught about population screening 50 years ago. There are actually WHO guidelines on such to avoid wasting scarce resources,

      Speaking of insurance companies, they are a new and frightening…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

    Coming back and looking at this after a year….

    I don’t think depression is ever really totally internal or totally external, there are some bits you can control and others you cannot.

    I can attest the best cure for your crappy job is to tell your boss to shove it and the best cure for your dog dying is a new puppy. These are some of the…[Read more]

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