Comments Posted By Pius A.
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CLIMATE CHANGE? OR JUST A STRETCH OF BAD WEATHER?

I do not feel qualified, for the reasons mentioned in the post, to dispute the fact of global warming. It is foolhardy for anyone without expertise to say that the science isn't there, and that the very idea of rising temperatures is a "scam". But there are two separate issues here, (1) the fact that the Earth's climate is getting warmer, and (2) the response and measures that a big chunk of the environmental movement (such as the Gore crowd) are asking us to take. It seems funny (and sad) to me that the same people who lament that "George W. Bush used 9/11 as an excuse to do x, y and z" are all too often the same people who use global warming as an excuse to push policies they support for different reasons altogether.

Comment Posted By Pius A. On 2.03.2008 @ 15:39

THE OBESITY CRUSADE

I wonder what the BMI police would have to say about someone who is 5'7" and 220lbs. Morbidly obese, I suppose? Any accounting for muscle or body type? All I know is that in the past two days at work, I've physically moved around seven tons of merchandise and felt the better for it. My 6'1", 175lb coworker can't even come close. So who's the healthier? And does ethnic origin play a role? I'm Portuguese/Italian, and just about everyone in my family is built like a fire hydrant. Are we inherently less healthy than people of English and Northern European descent? Our practical abilities might suggest otherwise.

Comment Posted By Pius A. On 1.02.2008 @ 22:02


 


 


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