• Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    I look at it as, maybe we should be glad they’re trying? Obama’s response to opioids was pretty much the same as Reagan’s response to AIDS (that is to say, nothing). The Clinton campaign, some of the people I met were actually gleeful? (Yeah, they went out of their way to make Trump the less-disgusting choice.) So, that Democrats admit it is a…[Read more]

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    What I find interesting is just how even on the surface, the assertion is laughable: Aren’t divorces already all kinds of stressful? And they happen because of a lot of stress. That alone would cause some people to contemplate suicide, regardless of how the judge ruled.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Can we kill the mosquitos and keep the insects that don’t spread deadly diseases?

    Maybe kill bedbugs too. My neighbor had those, and I’ve been paranoid af about them ever since.

    • Bed Bugs aren’t so bad. They are crappy climbers, so if they can’t climb up onto your bed, you are ‘safe’. There are these things called ‘interceptors’, which are slippery plastic which they can climb into, but can’t climb out of.

      Bed bugs don’t spread any diseases (that are known of). They do use histamine as a pheromone to attract other…[Read more]

    • Yes! And fleas! Somehow my two indoor cats got fleas and every time I’d go to my basement they’d jump on me. It took about three months to get rid of them with sprays, constant vacuuming, putting stuff on the cats, flea combs and it still took a while. And their bites are horrible. Worst itching I’ve ever had.

      Maybe ticks too.

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

    Yeah, you’d be surprised at the defense of genetic determinism, even from people who really should know better. (And yes, if you say “a gene for X”, I’m going to demand a protein for X as well, not just a weak correlation.)

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

    Why the phrase “gun violence” is more harmful than useful.

    Anyway, 1.21? How many do you need?

    At a bare minimum, suicides would be a case for psychological counseling. Accidents, not so much; you really need education there. (And not movies. Seriously, no matter how many guns are in movies, I’m convinced no one in Hollywood has ever so much…[Read more]

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

    One evo psych guy told me all women are bi. Men are never bi as well.

    At that point, you’re not hypothesizing. You’re masturbating.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    I just like that the willful blindness wrt: human rights violations in China is finally over.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    In fact, in the 19th century, there was a whole “they don’t feel pain” meme as part of the larger “racial differences in brains” memeplex. Yeah, it’s fucking horrible, so of course the 19th century had it.

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

    I believe cannabis users have a higher caloric intake.

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

    Apparently.

    The Nazi thing is kinda interesting. The Nazis were big on Blavatsky and Steiner, I know that. So, yeah, now you not only have Atlantis (and this is where it became completely unmoored from the actually somewhat plausible Atlantis in Timaeus and Critias into the crystal technology Atlantis we now think of), but three additional lost…[Read more]

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

    Insert Operation Paperclip joke here.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    It also has meant, during my college years, explaining to my grandmother repeatedly that, no, the E. coli I was working with wasn’t that E. coli.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    To be fair, though, Mickey Finn was from before Prohibition. So it’s not like the idea of intentionally drugging someone in food or drink was nothing new. Though for him it was more of a “15% minimum please”.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    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]

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    I think the ob/gyn gives out copies of What to Expect when You’re Expecting as well. So, I’m guessing your mom has that book too.

    I’m guessing Wasink is popular with the National Restaurant Association? I mean, assuming they’re not still denying the connection between calories ingested and weight gain. (Or with modern science, possibly…[Read more]

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Yep. The fact is, medicine is great when used properly and child abuse (or even homicide) when not.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    I got it! Female for all things related to children, male for all things related to pawn shops. (That logo on pawn shops? That’s St. Nicholas’ three sacks.)

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    I like how you started with precious bodily fluids. I wonder how many anti-fluoride types know that was a real John Birch Society conspiracy theory. “Poe” could very well stand for Purity Of Essence. (It doesn’t. But it’s nice to pretend.)

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    You’re gonna take a walk in the rain and you’re gonna get wet, I predict
    You’re gonna eat a bowl of chow mein and be hungry real soon, I predict

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Funny thing is, the first incels I ever encountered (wow, was it really 1999?) were Asian. Very 90s site, with all the typical 90s designs (solid black background because that’s so deep, Fraktur brushscript header, misspelled). They tended to see the anti-Asian bias as “assimilate the women, leave the men behind” imperialism.

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