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Offline Krakow Sam

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Re: Soylent
« Reply #45 on: February 11, 2014, 07:34:04 am »
That's a very American attitude to the issue.

When one person has issues with self control, then that's their problem. When millions of people have the exact same issue then obviously there's something more going on there.

I really don't want to keep being the smug English USA-basher but the attitude of Americans at a national level really takes this protestant self-reliance thing to the absolute extreme. Nothing bad ever seems to be down to ****ty luck or a hostile political/economic system, it always seems to boil down to blaming individuals for just not working hard enough. You're poor? Get a second job you lazy simpleton! Whats that? The statistics show there are more unemployed people than job vacancies in your area? Maybe if you just tried harder you would be able to magically defy probability and get a job that's totally above your level of qualifications.

Its a terrible, poisonous attitude and its probably one of the main things responsible for America's recent backsliding in terms of equality and quality of life. Its the same ****ty "durr just pull yourself up by your bootstraps" rhetoric the Conservative party is constantly spouting in this country, and they're exactly the kind of elitist aristocrats the United States is meant to hold in contempt.
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« Reply #46 on: February 11, 2014, 01:08:51 pm »
All debating aside, this sounds interesting. I look forward to hearing more.
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Re: Soylent
« Reply #47 on: February 11, 2014, 03:48:15 pm »
You know I've been thinking about this quite a bit. I've got crohns disease so the idea of never having to eat food that could cause me unpleasantness in the future is enticing for when I'm old and my digestive track is worse
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« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2014, 01:51:37 pm »
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Stay strong, erops! You on a good regimen to manage it?

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Re: Soylent
« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2014, 08:29:04 pm »
Sam, what's something the UK does to deal with obesity/unhealthy eating that the US should do?  Or did you mean bootstrappiness in general?
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Re: Soylent
« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2014, 08:38:47 pm »
They can't do anything, Ink. What they don't want to tell you is that they're all fat as well.

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Re: Soylent
« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2014, 08:45:19 pm »
Wait, so you're telling me fish and chips and cheap curry isn't healthy?
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« Reply #52 on: February 12, 2014, 09:04:55 pm »
You on a good regimen to manage it?

Yeah, 'good' in that I'm on Remicade. It's a biologic that I get infused every two months. My biggest fears in life are cancer, cancer, and tb.

Other then that though, everything's peachy.
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« Reply #53 on: February 12, 2014, 10:14:16 pm »
My granddaddy always told me not to get TB.

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Re: Soylent
« Reply #54 on: February 13, 2014, 03:05:41 am »
Sam, what's something the UK does to deal with obesity/unhealthy eating that the US should do?  Or did you mean bootstrappiness in general?

No I mean its a ****ty attitude in general.

I wouldn't say there's really that much the UK actively does but it counts for something that we don't have a massive corn lobby getting government subsidies so corn syrup ends up in absolutely everything. (I looked at the ingredients on a loaf of brown bread in the states and it contained corn syrup). We also don't have those ludicrously massive sodas in cinemas and Macdonaldses.

But as Pat said, plenty of fatties here too as well.
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Re: Soylent
« Reply #55 on: February 13, 2014, 03:20:52 am »
All we gotta do is subsidize liposuction, make it free for everyone, then give all the fat to underweight people.
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Re: Soylent
« Reply #56 on: February 13, 2014, 11:46:28 am »
All we gotta do is subsidize liposuction, make it free for everyone, then give all the fat to underweight people.
you can transfer fat into the breasts as well

maybe start offering 2 for 1 surgeries perhaps

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Re: Soylent
« Reply #57 on: February 13, 2014, 12:16:56 pm »
Keep it simple, just make soap.
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Re: Soylent
« Reply #58 on: February 13, 2014, 12:55:12 pm »
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Re: Soylent
« Reply #59 on: February 13, 2014, 02:06:05 pm »
I think it'll be interesting if this took off and their product line diversified so you could have special Soylent for say, pregnant women, people who want to slim or bulk up, people with illnesses and allergies, etc.
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