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MLD Woody

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Topics I've Started

Jeb Bush on Science and Climate Change

01 August 2015 - 07:13 PM

http://www.bna.com/j...s-n17179934073/

 

 

Bush: The climate is changing; I don’t think anybody can argue it’s not. Human activity has contributed to it. I think we have a responsibility to adapt to what the possibilities are without destroying our economy, without hollowing out our industrial core.

 

 

 

 

Bush: Generally, I think as conservatives we should embrace innovation, embrace technology, embrace science. It's the source of a lot more solutions than any government-imposed idea and sometimes I sense that we pull back from the embrace of these things. We shouldn't. We're the party that should be the party of discovery, the party of science, the party of innovation and tear down the barriers so that those things can accelerate in our lives to find solutions for all these things.


Obama on The Daily Show

22 July 2015 - 08:32 PM

 

http://thedailyshow....---barack-obama

 

http://thedailyshow....ended-interview


A Brief History of Everything, feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson

20 July 2015 - 10:09 PM

 

 

 

Just a video I thought was interesting. Not political, but neither are 90% of the threads on here. 


Michigan's Contract with Nike

15 July 2015 - 10:47 AM

Yes, I'm actually making a Michigan thread...

This contract will impact a lot of schools going forward. OSU too.

God damn though

"According to contract details released by the Michigan athletic department, the university's deal with Nike is worth $169 million over 11 years, making it by far the richest of all apparel deals in collegiate athletics. The contract, which will supply all 31 U‐M athletic programs with uniforms, footwear, apparel and equipment, will pay $76.8 million in cash and $80.2 million in apparel.

Michigan will receive $12 million upfront, followed by $10.1 million-$10.9 million annually in cash and apparel/equipment."

America Fat As Fuck

11 July 2015 - 10:12 PM

posts in another thread made me remember this article...

 

 

More than two thirds of Americans are Overweight or Obese

 

http://time.com/3929...erweight-obese/

 

http://archinte.jama...ticleid=2323411

 

"The researchers estimate that during that time period, 40% of men were overweight and 35% of men were obese. They estimate that 30% of women were overweight and 37% were obese."

 

 

 

Out of all of the threads on here (80% of which are just based around fear mongering on the far right), I don't think this issue has ever been posted. You'd think the overall declining health of the US population would be a bigger issue. Clogging up the healthcare system, indirectly costing you more money, being the reason you can't have giant cups of pop! 

 

I believed they used BMI to get their estimates, which is obviously not a perfect method. Even still, we're clearly going the wrong direction.