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The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 19 2014
12:42 (UTC)
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Original Post by dnrothx:

Original Post by amwick:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by amwick:

What I really don't understand is why everyone here  is so quick to assume Darren Wilson was a murdering racist..  A cold blooded killer.  

What you are missing is that that's not what "everyone" (not even most) is saying.

We live in a society that views black men as threatening simply by virtue of their skin color.  A person in this culture is more likely to incorrectly fear for their life, when they wouldn't have, under the same exact circumstances, with a white man.  The cop doesn't have to be racist or a murderer for what he did be wrong (wrong morally, I have no clue legally).

He might have made a judgement call based on the facts he had at hand, and one of those facts was that the person he was dealing with was a large black man.  He might have weighed that fact too heavily. Not because he's racist, but because it's part of the culture that he's been a part of his entire life, and it's part of the culture of his job. 

If scenes like this play out again and again across cities in the U.S., where black men are killed at the hands of cops, and again and again it turns out (and I don't know how it will turn out in this case) that the cop made a judgement call that the person was a threat and was wrong, doesn't that mean that we have a problem? That these biases that we have are costing innocent people their lives?  Even if they aren't completely innocent. Would a white person who stole a box of cigars have ended up dead, shot 6 times?

So I think he was dealing with a large man that may have been involved in a robbery.  And yes, someone bum rushes a cop that told you to freeze, with a gun drawn, well that will end up bad for anyone, white, black, red, yellow or purple.  Do you really think it would have ended better for the cop not to shoot, because it would looked racist and end up beat up or dead?  The irony here is if that had happened it would not be national news.. There would be one dead or injured cop and a young man in big trouble (if he was fairly and impartially tried etc)

"Everyone" is my own exaggeration... but sometimes it does seem(to me)  like it is almost everyone who has come to a definite opinion one way or the other.. There are people waiting for more information. 

 

 

Brown rushed the cop?  I didn't know that had been established.

Amwick isn't one of the people waiting for more information.

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 19 2014
12:20 (UTC)
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Original Post by amwick:

What I really don't understand is why everyone here  is so quick to assume Darren Wilson was a murdering racist..  A cold blooded killer.  

What you are missing is that that's not what "everyone" (not even most) is saying.

We live in a society that views black men as threatening simply by virtue of their skin color.  A person in this culture is more likely to incorrectly fear for their life, when they wouldn't have, under the same exact circumstances, with a white man.  The cop doesn't have to be racist or a murderer for what he did be wrong (wrong morally, I have no clue legally).

He might have made a judgement call based on the facts he had at hand, and one of those facts was that the person he was dealing with was a large black man.  He might have weighed that fact too heavily. Not because he's racist, but because it's part of the culture that he's been a part of his entire life, and it's part of the culture of his job. 

If scenes like this play out again and again across cities in the U.S., where black men are killed at the hands of cops, and again and again it turns out (and I don't know how it will turn out in this case) that the cop made a judgement call that the person was a threat and was wrong, doesn't that mean that we have a problem? That these biases that we have are costing innocent people their lives?  Even if they aren't completely innocent. Would a white person who stole a box of cigars have ended up dead, shot 6 times?

Weight Loss Few questions on how i should plan this out Aug 18 2014
18:50 (UTC)
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Ok. But if the light activity is just for work, it's ok to log the gym on top of that... it's a judgement call, and you might have to play around with what works best for you.

But with the numbers that you've got right now:

You could eat 2500 and burn ~3200, which means you'll lose just under about 1.5lb/week.  If you are burning an additional 300/day at the gym (which I'm guessing you are doing at least that much), you'll have a deficit of 1000, which is 2lb/week loss, which is a great rate for your starting size.

You'd probably be fine eating 2200 as well, and it might make sense for you to treat it as a range, to deal with daily fluctuations in hunger and activity.

Weight Loss Few questions on how i should plan this out Aug 18 2014
18:34 (UTC)
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But it looks like you are also logging your activity, because at moderately active, I'm getting that you burn ~3500 a day.  Assuming moderately active is meant to account for your exercise and job, you shouldn't be logging it separately as well, because that leads to double counting.

 

Let's say that you burn ~3500/day at moderate, and you don't log anything.

You would want to eat ~2500 calories to have a 1000cal/deficit (or net of -1000).

Weight Loss Few questions on how i should plan this out Aug 18 2014
18:26 (UTC)
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What activity level have you set yourself to, and are you logging activity in addition?

Also, if you are using the website, hit the down-facing arrow next to "total cal" and select "net calories" - what does the dashboard say then?

Foods Failure. Need realistic meal plans! Please help. Aug 18 2014
18:21 (UTC)
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I did the same as nebi-hime - no meal plans. I ate similar to how I had, but I changed my portion sizes or ratios of meat to veggies to reduce the number of calories.

I eat the same dinner as my husband, who has 50lbs on me.  But I eat fewer snacks during the day, my breakfast is lighter, etc.

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 18 2014
18:16 (UTC)
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Original Post by catwalker:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Autopsy says there was no sign of struggle (wouldn't punching a guy in the face show up?) and that he had marijuana in his system.

Where'd you see that one? I haven't seen a report of that yet.

The struggle part came from LA Times.  The pot came from Wash Post.

Interesting that each doesn't present the other info, even though they came out within hours of each other.

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 18 2014
17:51 (UTC)
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Autopsy says there was no sign of struggle (wouldn't punching a guy in the face show up?) and that he had marijuana in his system.

Weight Loss Diet that works Aug 18 2014
15:33 (UTC)
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Original Post by liseey02:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by lalilith:


It lacks micro nutrition, it lacks sufficient carbs to maintain an exercise program, it lacks fiber, mostly it lacks sustainability.

It lacks variety. It lacks good taste (appetize-ability? there's gotta be a word for this).

palatability

Thank you.

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 18 2014
15:28 (UTC)
373
Original Post by dnrothx:

Original Post by amethystgirl:

Original Post by pavlovcat:

Original Post by dnrothx:

Resisting arrest and punching an officer's face carries the death penalty?

What were the officer's options?

Run away?

Let the guy go?

Try to beat him in a fist fight?

On the surface, the answer to your question is "Hell no!" but that doesn't jive with reality. 

Shoot him in the leg?

Tickle torture!

The comfy chair!

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 18 2014
15:27 (UTC)
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Original Post by pavlovcat:

Original Post by dnrothx:

Resisting arrest and punching an officer's face carries the death penalty?

What were the officer's options?

Run away?

Let the guy go?

Try to beat him in a fist fight?

On the surface, the answer to your question is "Hell no!" but that doesn't jive with reality. 

Shoot him in the leg?

Weight Loss Diet that works Aug 18 2014
15:25 (UTC)
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Original Post by lalilith:


It lacks micro nutrition, it lacks sufficient carbs to maintain an exercise program, it lacks fiber, mostly it lacks sustainability.

It lacks variety. It lacks good taste (appetize-ability? there's gotta be a word for this).

The Lounge I'm all about that bass! Aug 18 2014
13:53 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by fade_the_great:

Original Post by catwalker:

Original Post by fade_the_great:

It's a catchy song but the lyrics bother me. The underlying message seems to be that it's OK for women to be fat...as long as men like it. And only if women are fat in "all the right places". 

This kind of bugs me. It seems everytime there is any kind of media message or group who wants to promote body acceptance a bunch of people chime in about it being dangerous because it will lead to acceptance of being fat.

So how do you tell girls they don't have to be a stick figure and encourage the media message of super thin and anorexia without saying it's OK to be fat?

 

You seem to have misunderstood me. I'm a huge supporter of the fat acceptance movement. I wanted to like this song. I really did. But I can't, because of its subtle misogynist undertones. A person should be able to accept his or her body regardless of what other people find attractive. I mean, what kind of mom tells her daughter "don't worry about your size because boys like a little more booty to hold at night."

No. Just no.

My momma told me, you better shop around.

Mama said there'd be days like this.

Weight Loss Diet that works Aug 18 2014
13:49 (UTC)
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They give trophies for bone structure?

Health & Support Am i eating too few? Aug 18 2014
12:56 (UTC)
6

Start eating like a teenage boy instead of a sedentary elderly lady.

Lack of appetite is a side effect of undereating. You are going to need to force yourself to eat to gain back to a healthy weight and regain your appetite.

The Lounge Anyone from Massachusetts? Aug 18 2014
12:14 (UTC)
6
Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Seems they've all moved to NH and we're not all that happy about it either.

That doesn't sound right. If you move there, you have to get a visa, exchange all of your money to Canadian... so not worth it.

Weight Loss Diet that works Aug 17 2014
23:49 (UTC)
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The idea of eating tiny servings of ham and Alfredo sauce every hour is sickening to me. So just... no.

Foods Cooking at lunch?! Aug 17 2014
19:55 (UTC)
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Pita with lunch meat (slice turkey, roast beef, etc), hummus, and veggies.

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