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Red meat is not a health risk. New study slams years of shoddy research (Big Think)

Big Think title: Red meat is not a health risk. New study slams years of shoddy research Big Think subtitle: Years of shoddy research have overstated the risk. By: Ross Pomeroy Date: 12 November 2022 "KEY TAKEAWAYS Studies have been linking red meat consumption to health problems like heart disease, stroke, and cancer for years, but these invariably suffer from...

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Outsmarting

I have a friend who is clever, smart, and a professional. Nevertheless, I fear for his safety and so does his family. For some months, I have been urging him to relocate and find safer grounds. He agrees there is a risk. He does not act on it. I haven't asked him why. I should do because everything follows Why. I've used many arguments for my plea. He counters these...

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Saving grace heals the pains

I noticed the expression above in Cold Case (ie, Se3, Ep7), a crime-drama TV series rated 7.6 in IMDb. This unfamiliar expression raised my curiosity right away. A saving grace is "something positive in an otherwise bad situation". Hence, the addition "heals the pains". My friend's recent death (see my blog) fits the expression above. I'm relieved that his suffering...

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Is democracy only a democracy when your party wins?

The Brazilian opposition leader won the first round of the 2022 general election (ie, 48% vs 43%). However, news articles and comments are suggesting that he - and even democracy - have lost. Why? Because actual results differed from expectations. Voter polling statistics had claimed a landslide victory. The Brazilian elections are an example of two of my topics:...

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Permission or forgiveness; not both

Recently, a friend proposed a move in our online game. I advised against it as I feared revenge or retaliation. My friend said (s)he would ask for permission. That permission was denied. Much to my surprise, my friend made that move anyway. Now, (s)he is seeking for forgiveness following the consequences. My 2019 blog, It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to...

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Space travel

The Universe is expanding. Each year, the (accelerating) distance to our Moon is "increasing at the rate of about 3.8 centimeters (1.5 inches) per year" (source). In the absence of (imaginary) faster than light space travel technology, planets that we can still see now, will then be too far away to visit. Notwithstanding the above, we are still planning new visits...

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