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The Lounge Politics/Voting Oct 25 2014
17:36 (UTC)
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Original Post by marrichch:

You can't believe everything you read about mountaintop removal. Responsible miners have left the mountaintop better than they have found it. Airport, orchards, etc in some areas. I've seen this and I also the other side before regulations required them to restore the land. We've had a few land slides in our area, not because of strip mining, but loggers who clear cut the areas and leave it. It was blamed on strip mining though. I'm all for safety, clean water, saving the environment but perhaps they've over regulated to the point it's causing many to lose their jobs.

Oh, I agree it's kind of inherent in a bipartisan system that there are a lot of facts in the middle that most people ignore in favor of flaming hysteria on the fringes.  So I think that most of the time, mountaintop removal mining is probably less safe and clean than the mining companies will want me to believe, and often far less destructive than the environmental activists portray.  That's why the problem with talking about "regulations" generally (instead of specific regulations, or specific projects) isn't, in my view, a very productive conversation to have.  It goes without question that regulation affects a company's bottom line, and sometimes it impacts operations to the extent that jobs are lost.  The extent to which any particular regulation is responsible for job loss, however, is a lot more questionable.  So unless you are advocating for no regulation whatsover - which would, frankly, be a pretty radical position - the cost-benefit implications of any particular regulation are precisely what the political conversation needs to be about.

Fitness October 2014 Fitness Group All Are Welcome!!!! Oct 25 2014
14:45 (UTC)
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6 mile trail run in the dark this morning.  It was kind of crazy!  I'm in this town in the foothills of the Cascades that I don't know very well.  But there's a girl I met at this conference last year that I went running with, and we decided to go running again this time.  We found a great trail on the map and made it to the trailhead and everything, and it would have been a spectacular run had there been, like, light anywhere.  Of course neither of us remembered a headlamp so we stumbled along for a while through the most spectacular scenery I've ever visited in the dark.  LMAO.  We had a good time though!

The Lounge Politics/Voting Oct 25 2014
05:34 (UTC)
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Original Post by marrichch:

WV EPA Regulations and how many believe the impact it has had on coal production. Everyone here probably knows someone whose job has been affected. Big issue. Capito - Tennant; Rahall - Jenkins are the Senate and Congressional candidates. What are the WV, or other, voters thinking?

Well, it's pretty much beyond question that regulations have affected the coal industry.  At the same time, it's also pretty much beyond question that some regulation is necessary to protect worker safety and water quality.  Mountaintop removal mining has had a substantial impact on the groundwater quality of downstream communities.  So I think the political question in WV is where to strike the balance between regulating the industry to prevent public harm and allowing the industry to thrive and expand and improve the local economies and the lives of the workers.  That makes it a bit difficult to discuss regulations generally, in a vacuum.  Are there any particular regulations that you find especially troubling?

The Lounge Politics/Voting Oct 25 2014
05:29 (UTC)
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Original Post by dbackerfan:

I think Americans need to become more involved in politics and voting.  

No matter how you vote, vote for what you feel is the best option for you.  If you aren't sure who to vote for, don't believe the commercials - read articles written about the issues/ people.  If someone is running for re election go to the Senate or Congressional website and find out how they really voted on the issues important to you.  If they are new research if they held a different office and how they handled themselves there.

For me any candidate who is wanting to take women's rights to birth control or calls for women to stay home and raise babies and take us to the 50's is wrong for our country.  Any politician wanting to make our country a theocracy is not following the constitution.  Any politician who believes gays aren't entitled to the same rights as all other people is not on the right side of history and won't get my vote.

And anyone being backed by a Koch superpac is not acting in the general interest of those who aren't wealthy.

 

As opposed to a Soros super PAC?

The Lounge Politics/Voting Oct 24 2014
22:33 (UTC)
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I hope so!

Is there a specific decision and/or state you want to discuss?

The Lounge I'm all about that bass! Oct 24 2014
16:56 (UTC)
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So I don't even like this song.  But this cover is amazing!

The Lounge Who's Fat and Who's "All That" Oct 24 2014
15:06 (UTC)
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Eat local?  Sweet!  Wine it is!

Fitness October 2014 Fitness Group All Are Welcome!!!! Oct 24 2014
15:05 (UTC)
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Good run this morning.  We've had awesome running weather for a few weeks now (except yesterday; it poured rain, but I was on a business trip anyway).  I leave again in an hour for a conference and I'm bringing some workout gear!  I don't have a lot of hope for getting the second phase II workout done this week but I'll be prepared for the possibility.

The Lounge Canada Oct 23 2014
20:37 (UTC)
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Original Post by dnrothx:

Original Post by lysistrata:

In was listening to a Lt of the coverage in the car yesterday. I was very impressed with the Canadian journalists' reporting of the facts and investigation. Where the US news services were reporting "omg there's a second gunman on the roof somewhere!!", the Canadian journalists reported, " Police are telling us this, and this is what they're doing, and here's what they tell us about why they're doing that." Extremely factual, precise and not conclusory hysteria.

This just in: Is Lys Weak on Gravitas?  Stance on Journalism Questioned!

Is Lysistrata's War on Journalism literally killing minority babies??  <- what happens when Think Progress gets a hold of the story.

The Lounge Canada Oct 23 2014
18:17 (UTC)
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In was listening to a Lt of the coverage in the car yesterday. I was very impressed with the Canadian journalists' reporting of the facts and investigation. Where the US news services were reporting "omg there's a second gunman on the roof somewhere!!", the Canadian journalists reported, " Police are telling us this, and this is what they're doing, and here's what they tell us about why they're doing that." Extremely factual, precise and not conclusory hysteria.
Fitness October 2014 Fitness Group All Are Welcome!!!! Oct 23 2014
18:09 (UTC)
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Happy Diwali! Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights. It celebrates the birth of lord Krishna. (Happy diwali is also my old dog's full name.)
The Lounge Canada Oct 22 2014
19:52 (UTC)
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Anewdawn, I understand the grief and fear you are feeling.  Nothing is quite the same after something like this.  I hope your friends and loved ones are safe.  

Fitness October 2014 Fitness Group All Are Welcome!!!! Oct 22 2014
14:13 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by lysistrata:

Started Phase II of NROL Abs tonight.  I'm going to like this phase!  For my dynamic warmups I always do sun salutations and the pushaways and mountain climbers are a pretty natural extension.  I used 20 lb dumbbells for the split squats, deadlift rows, presses, and swings, and the 100 lb barbell for the deadlifts.  Finished with some pull up negatives - starting to get some real hang now with the chin up grip.  Sets of 10, 3 each down the line.

Is it me or have you upped your game on the dead lift?

Boot Camp this morning. I checked my stats against thee same day last week.  Last week my average heart rate was 123 and I burned 850 calories. This week my average heart rate was 130 and i burned 1033 calories. I attribute this entirely to being slightly more rested. Last week I averaged about 1,500 calories burned per day from activities I log. Most of that was due to a 3,000 calorie hike. This week I'm down to about 1,000 calories per day. 

I like to be around 1,000 calories per day burned in activity. This includes in the average 1 day of 0 burn. This allows me to eat pretty well and keeps burn out to a minimum.

Yeah!  I don't do full sets of ten yet but I can do 5-8 pretty well.  I know I could max quite a bit more but for the sake of my floor I'm not going there yet.  I'm starting to run out of weight in my cheapie set too.

Weight Loss Food Taste Soo Good.. Tempted!!! Oct 22 2014
04:30 (UTC)
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For me, when I go home and find myself wanting to eat all the things, it's because I haven't eaten enough earlier in the day.  I don't know what you're aiming for daily calorie-wise but I do best if I get 1000 calories in by lunch.

The Lounge The stories this map tells Oct 21 2014
20:40 (UTC)
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Midwest rural is more agribusiness than the south.  Kids who intend to run thousand acre farms or manage a herd of a few hundred head go to college these days.

The Lounge The stories this map tells Oct 21 2014
19:35 (UTC)
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The rural/urban divide was the first thing I noticed when I looked at which were the darker orange areas in my state.  My county is a bit of an aberration but I think that's only because we have three colleges here and wine is one of the major agricultural products (those guys tend to have a lot of bachelor's degrees).

The Lounge The stories this map tells Oct 21 2014
19:18 (UTC)
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Kentucky takes grave offense to your characterization.

The Lounge Have you lost weight and gained it back and are currently trying to lose again? Oct 21 2014
16:15 (UTC)
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I can't say I've gained it all back because I never have, but I'm at about five pounds over the high end of my maintenance range and have been for a few months.  It doesn't particularly bother me but I did spend a couple of months logging a while back and didn't lose anything.  I'm not motivated enough right now to go full out with the food scale and everything, so the pounds sit where they are, and as long as they don't interfere with me improving my overall fitness and strength, we're good.

Weight Gain Reached Minimum and Hate My Body Composition Oct 21 2014
15:13 (UTC)
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No, you do not have a large chest.  You are pretty under-muscled.  I agree that you could easily put on 20-30 pounds.  No, don't lift to "tone," lift to build a lot of lean mass.  That means lifting heavy and eating heavy - probably 3000 calories a day or more.  You are not going to starve your way to a tight physique.

Fitness October 2014 Fitness Group All Are Welcome!!!! Oct 21 2014
14:24 (UTC)
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I thought yesterday morning's run was dark and it wasn't even cloudy.

Easy 3 today.

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