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Betty Jo

  • Commented on Still Cheney After All These Years
    re: Cheney Why is this creature still getting airtime? Why is he not in jail for treason? Who's paying for his healthcare? snarl grr...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Wednesday
    Pride. How is that collective I'd like to know? grr. I think abstract was right. Also got Antonym wrong. embarrassing.... oops....
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Wednesday
    re: grammar quiz. I got 12 of 14 right. how did you do?...
  • Commented on Gun Control
    re: Red Meat oh yea. that's me. well, I got the gun, I just need to shave off 40 years and add some good looks. We had a skunk under the house one year. Tried everything to dislodge her. Someone...
  • Commented on Gun Control
    re: "they've had coyotes, foxes, and even a Mountain Lion roaming about." quite right, mountain lion sightings are in the newspapers occassionally in the Bay Area foothills as well. we're not special. Does your homeowner carry a firearm for the...
  • Commented on Gun Control
    Thanks for the dispensation Norm. Yes, I do need my weapons - not for the cantankerous hubby, but for cantankerous roosters. I have also had to put down larger animals (like when Peaches the cow broke her leg, & when...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Weekend
    Yer right that feedlot cattle fattening, done primarily on corn, not only makes the poor cows sick, but also means more of the corn crop is used for cattle instead of tamales . Graining cattle also destroys the healthy Omega3/Omega6...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Weekend
    I referred to this comment in the presentation: "Who understand that yields per hectare are the most important environmental metric." I did indeed mis read it. I said "only", he said "most important" oops. nevertheless, yield per hectare is not...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Weekend
    OF COURSE yield per acre is important. What this idiot said that I objected to was that it is the ONLY thing that matters. For pesticide and herbicide and petrochemical based fertilizer pollution of land and waterways is kinda worth...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Weekend
    FYI, I find that irrigated pasture will support about 1 full grown cow per acre. My critters are small-medium frame, after slaughter loss (head, hair and innards), shrink loss (dry ageing), and cutting loss (packaging into retail cuts) I get...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Weekend
    I enjoyed the "objective vs subjective morality" article. Was it Harrington who talked about the cake example? e.g., when sharing a piece of cake, the way to insure a moral distribution was for one person to cut it and the...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Weekend
    I liked the 'why are we irrational' article. With respect to the Gambler's Fallacy, I remember the coin tossing example from Statistics class way back in the day. Most about that dreadful class has mercifully drifted into the foggy reaches....
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Weekend
    re: " Like so many GMO advocates, he trots out the debunked feed-the-growing-human-population canard." yup. what you said. Worried about feeding the world? Give Women in the third world rights and ready access to family planning and contraception. Any so...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Weekend
    saw Hobbit in 3D early this week. I thought it was pretty cool. 3D has come a LONG way from the first 3D movie I saw way back when (with the cardboard & red and green cellophane glasses). I have...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee
    Who's Honey Boo Boo?...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Friday
    Texas secession - dramatically improving the gene pool. good one. Let's insist that every filibuster requires that the filibusterer stand up and talk til they drop, and welcome Texas to leave. Oh, also, any future Presidential candidate must not only...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee - Weekend
    re: secular greeting cards good niche market I expect. But, where's the card that says "BAH HUMBUG!"...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Monday
    4 years to life in prison or 10 years in church. Seems to me that's a pretty harsh prison sentence for a tragic accident by a young person.Seems that an alternate sentence requiring community service one day a week for...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Thursday
    "The study found that the best school systems were also the most equitable, meaning students from disadvantaged backgrounds were just as likely to do well academically. In the U.S., 17% of the variation in student performance was found to be...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Thursday
    re: end subsidies for flood insurance. I think it will indeed be necessary as Climate Change kicks in, to discourage shore dwellers from settling too close to the ocean. And yet, just as the private flood insurance market dried up...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee - Weekend
    re: Organic rant "toxicity is all about dose. Everything is toxic in high enough dose, and harmless at low enough dose. The question is not, are pesticides and herbicides toxic, but are they toxic to humans in the doses that...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee - Weekend
    Yup. Lose a penny on every dollar but make it up in volume....That's just the logic Walmart depends upon when pressuring their suppliers to lower their prices....
  • Commented on HAPPY THANKSGIVING
    GREAT picture. We've got wild turkey's down in the gulch, but I've never seen them, we just hear their gobble gobbles. I never realized how much color they have until I saw your pic. Hope you had a good day....
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Thursday
    p.s. Now, even thinking about runnin' with the cows. THAT is "emotional investment". Supporting labels on food produced with routine massive prophylactic herbicide use, is rational, thoughtful, well informed. It is essential for consumers who wish to reduce the pollution...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Thursday
    "Obviously have an emotional stake in the issue???" really Norm!! I would have thought after all these years, Gail would have taught you that these be fightin' words when used to disparage disagreements from women! Not sure which reports exactly...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Thursday
    re: ANDYO "GMO's are worse cause the government mandated they be labeled." comment: "Anyone who has ever looked at the nutrition label on their food and found it helpful in making healthy eating choices, would never think it might be...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Thursday
    re: "The AMA is against labeling, for one." Why, in Heaven's name, would the AMA object to consumers having the right to choose food that is not laced with pesticides? I suppose it doesn't matter much, since the Feds don't...
  • Commented on Links With Your Coffee Thursday
    "There’s a lot in common between anti-GMO activists and antivaccine activists. Perhaps the most prominent similarity is philosophical. Both groups fetishize the naturalistic fallacy, otherwise known as the belief that if it’s “natural” it must be good (or at least...
  • Commented on Link With Your Coffee Monday
    "Many in the organic movement view their principles as coming straight from a holy book and are close-minded when it comes to anything that conflicts with that book" well sure that's true enough of some, tho perhaps not "many". Homeopathy...
  • Commented on Link With Your Coffee Monday
    Stanford Study: I didn't pay for access to the actual study, and must base comments on the comments about it. With respect to "nutrition", I think it has come to mean things like Vitamin content, fat, protein, fiber, perhaps ratio...
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