Kuta Beach

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Monday, 18 July 2016

Chicken contains high levels of phthalates

Going vegan will not eliminate industrial toxins in your body, but the scientific evidence shows that it will significantly reduce it.

Vegan chocolate from Woolworths

Got this vegan chocolate from a Woolworths in Melbourne CBD.

Christianity has reformed but Islam has not

Statement:

Christianity has been reformed, the crimes mandated within Islam aren't the norms of the West.

And IF a Christian within the West commits a serious crime then it's dealt with by man made democratic law, not divine unreformed Islamic law that will have you acquitted if a father kills his own daughter if she supposedly shamed him within an close to 100% Islamic country.

The Christian house in much cleaner in the 21st century.

Response:

Christianity hasn't reformed. It's simply lost its power. If Christianity had its way, we'd be stoning non-virgins. Democracy and Christianity are independent. You can have Christianity's powers limited by democracy and the same can apply with Islam.

"If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the young woman’s virginity can be found, she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done an outrageous thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father’s house. You must purge the evil from among you."

Deuteronomy 22:20-21

Saturday, 16 July 2016

But vegans cause harm too...

Q: If it's not vegan to ride horses, is it vegan to watch shows such as Game of Thrones? Is it vegan to watch tv shows that use animal actors? Being vegan is impossible because no matter what you do, you are harming animals.

A: Vegans try to reduce animal suffering as much as practicable. Just because it's impossible to be perfect it doesn't mean there cannot be progress. Just because you cannot save 100% of your income it doesn't mean you should not save at all. Just because it's impossible to achieve perfect sterility it doesn't mean you should perform surgery in the sewers. Just because I eat plants or cause harm to living beings by watching Game of Throne, it doesn't mean I should rape a little girl. It's pretty obvious, but we humans tend to grab into any rationalization to justify some habit or prejudice we already hold.

Are supplements useless?

Q: "Haven't studies shown vitamin pills to have no positive effect (apart from fish oil and calcium)?"

A: Some do and some don't. It's important not to generalize and say that because one supplement doesn't work (such as antioxidant supplements) then therefore all supplements don't work. Some have been proven to work while others have been proven not to work.

 

Do vegans need to take flaxseeds for omega 3?

Ground flaxseeds are a great source of omega 3. Two tablespoons of ground flaxseeds provide you with enough ALA, EPA, and DHA.

If you don't want to grind flaxseeds, you can just take two tablespoons of chia seeds per day. Chia seeds have approximately the same amount of ALA as flaxseeds but you don't need to grind them. You can just mix them in with your smoothie. If you're really lazy like me, just buy microalgae-based DHA supplements.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Bollinger Bands on the S&P 500

Notice how well Bollinger Bands can predict market booms and busts. Buy when the index hits the top band and sell when the index hits the bottom band.