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Plan to relieve Manhattan gridlock with tolls gains momentum by and_it_came_to_sass in urbanplanning

[–]zanycaswell 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Decreased congestion improves bus service and air quality, both good for rich and poor alike. also part of the revenue should be additional transit funding.

Fat Rant Friday by AutoModerator in fatlogic

[–]zanycaswell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

there's two kinds of whey, standard whey is like 50% lactose by weight. whey isolate is basically straight protein.

Seattle-area rents drop significantly for first time this decade as new apartments sit empty by and_it_came_to_sass in urbanplanning

[–]zanycaswell 5 points6 points  (0 children)

the single family neighborhoods should be upzoned and the efficiency apartments should be legalized. both are good ways to increase the supply of housing, both make for better urban environments.

Fat (Rant) Tuesday by AutoModerator in fatlogic

[–]zanycaswell 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I don't run on treadmills (or much at all lol) but I do know that there are specific pieces of equipment in the equipment in the gym that I prefer to use. Like I just feel like I can focus better in "my" squat rack even though there's no significant difference between it and the next one over. So that might have something to do with it.

Deaf people of Reddit, If you were born deaf and have never heard the English language, is your inner monologue in sign language? If not, what is it? by shitusername_taken in AskReddit

[–]zanycaswell 1 point2 points  (0 children)

English is his second language, ASL has completely different vocabulary and grammar. It makes sense that deaf people would all make similar mistakes in English, just like Spanish speakers would all make similar mistakes.

Fat Rant Friday by AutoModerator in fatlogic

[–]zanycaswell 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Learn a language, learn to play a musical instrument, get into woodworking or something crafty like that, maybe commit to reading more books.

So I'm having this discussion right now... reupload and new chapter added :P by lupajarito in fatlogic

[–]zanycaswell 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Truly disabled people,know the world will not change. Thats the heartbreaking truth.

What exactly does this mean? Didn't disabled people in the US get the ADA passed to make sure they weren't excluded from public life, for example? I'm not comparing obesity to a disability that you're born with or that happens to you without any action on your part obvs, thay just struck me as a really strange statement.

‘Our’ God? No, God is everybody’s: On the theology of modern praise songs by WpgDipper in Anglicanism

[–]zanycaswell 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Judaism is an ethnic religion which holds that God has a unique relationship with the Jewish people, whereas Christianity is a universal (i.e. catholic) religion which is not inherently tied to any one ethnic or cultural group. That's probably one of the main factors, I'm not a biblical scholar or anything.

My understanding is that ancient Jews might even have understood the God of Abraham as being not the only god that existed, but simply the only god that should be worshiped, or the only god that should be worshiped by them. (consider the fact that in Exodus the powers of the Pharaoh's magicians was never considered fraudulent, just inferior.) So in that setting it could be a literal differentiation between "our god" and "their god."

Fat (Rant) Tuesday by AutoModerator in fatlogic

[–]zanycaswell 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Honestly in the 50s there was probably less of that BS floating around. Or at least a it would have been a different kind lol.

Also daily reminder that in the US anyone can call themselves a "nutritionist" and it indicates nothing about their education or expertise. It's a completely unregulated title.

Fat (Rant) Tuesday by AutoModerator in fatlogic

[–]zanycaswell 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Meal timing can definitely help psychologically in terms of managing your intake, and there are some physiological benefits to fasting, but for most people most of the time it really doesn't matter. Your body is perfectly capable of burning stored fat and recently eaten food simultaneously.

‘Our’ God? No, God is everybody’s: On the theology of modern praise songs by WpgDipper in Anglicanism

[–]zanycaswell 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think the difference between "if God is for us, then who can be against us" (the actual quote from Romans 8) and "if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us" (the Chris Tomlin lyric) is much less significant than the author is making it out to be. They both identity God as being on somebody's side, don't they?

(Secondly, this pervasive Anglican timidity, even if it's intended to make the church more welcoming and inviting, isn't doing any favors to our evangelical efforts. Most people don't make big changes in their lives for the sake of institutions that are "to open minded to take their own side in a fight" so to speak. The Church should be able to give a straight answer to the question "are you and God on the same side" and the answer should be yes, rather than "in a sense perhaps, but really who's to say.")

Tumblr user asks themselves if Thin Privilege is real. by secret-original in fatlogic

[–]zanycaswell 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I mean the intention of a diet is to lose weight and improve your quality of life where's the purpose of a hunger strike is to publicly suffer as dramatically and publicly as possible, so they're fundamentally different things done for fundamentally different reasons and literally the only thing they have in common is "eating less" so it's just a really wierd comparison.

All the tea I have smuggled out of the dining hall by xXxHussarxXx in tea

[–]zanycaswell 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Considering the prices they charged, and the fact that I was required to have a meal plan even when I lived in an apartment with a kitchen and could've been eating much better by doing my own shopping and cooking, I never had even the slightest guilt about taking whatever I wanted from the dining hall. If I could've bankrupted Aramark by taking home coffee mugs and extra meals I would have.

Fat (Rant) Tuesday by AutoModerator in fatlogic

[–]zanycaswell 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How did you end up being this persons roommate?

Parking restrictions near Amtrak station? by Nakatomi2010 in lakeland

[–]zanycaswell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean most likely some city employee forgot to cover it after using it at some point.

Like I personally don't care if you do this (it's like, a few dollars worth of electricity or whatever) but from a legal standpoint your argument is basically "it wasn't tied down so how was I supposed to know not to steal it?" Like if someone leaves their bike unlocked outside, it's still stealing to jump on it and ride off.

Commissioners vote to remove Confederate monument from Munn Park by newguy410 in lakeland

[–]zanycaswell 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Moving it to another city property seems like a wierd choice since it'll still be around to piss off everyone who wanted to get rid of it completely, while also feeling like a "loss" to those who wanted to keep it where it was, so they'll be mad too. But I guess a good compromise leaves everyone angry lol.

Shocking study from Harvard: more than 57% of today’s children will be obese by the time they’re 35. by psychic_mudkip in fatlogic

[–]zanycaswell 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Adults in the "normal" weight range are already a minority in the US and a few other countries.

Shocking study from Harvard: more than 57% of today’s children will be obese by the time they’re 35. by psychic_mudkip in fatlogic

[–]zanycaswell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean overall trying to sort a continuum into discrete, arbitrary, cohorts doesn't actually serve any useful purpose.

Tale of 2 Baptisms by Jjohns28 in Episcopalian

[–]zanycaswell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Since TECUSA would recognize both baptisms as valid, but wouldn't recognize a second baptism as being necessary (or even possible?) I'd go with the first one.

Fat Rant Friday by AutoModerator in fatlogic

[–]zanycaswell 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well to be fair depending on your region and culture a lot of people would call class one obesity "a little heavy" or "a few extra pounds" or something like that, since it's so normalized.

It might actually be useful to show honest (not gross and not unrealistically flattering) pictures of overweight and obese people paired with their BMI category and a brief rundown of the associated health risks, so that people can be more realistic about how they classify their own other people's weight.