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Posts by Antonello

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  • 11 Democrats Who Could Defeat President Trump in 2020

    11/09/2016 1:06:19 AM PST · 27 of 34
    Antonello to SoCal Pubbie
    Kamala Harris will be the nominee.

    Agreed - but only if Trump has low approval ratings in his first term. She is being carefully cultivated and positioned to be a custom manufactured superstar. They won't throw that away against a popular sitting president. Instead a sacrificial pawn will run, and she will be saved for 2024.

  • Electricity Prices Soaring In Top Wind Power States

    08/10/2016 10:14:55 PM PDT · 9 of 25
    Antonello to Antonello; Ray76

    I must apologize. I really screwed up the math.

    the 2% national jump only increased it from 11.5 to 12 cents. I calculated a 20% increase instead of 2%. Completely changes the dynamic of my post.

    Idaho still is the cheapest state for electricity though.

  • Electricity Prices Soaring In Top Wind Power States

    08/10/2016 10:10:49 PM PDT · 8 of 25
    Antonello to Ray76

    Not to ruin a good rant, but I think the article is very misleading.

    Although these states had rate increases that look huge when reported in terms of percentage, the amount in terms of cents per kWh was around 2 cents, the same as the national average.

    For instance, Idaho’s reported whopping 34% increase means it went from 6 cents per kWh to 8. Nationally, while rate went up only 2% it was still a 2 cent jump - from 10 cents to 12. Incidentally, with their 8 cent/kWh rate Idaho is still the lowest rate in the nation.

    I’m not saying wind power = lower rates, but hyping the percentage increase without even mentioning the real dollar amount seems disingenuous at best.

  • Heather Cho and cabin director Yeo are arrested for interfering with 'nut rage' investigations

    12/31/2014 12:17:13 AM PST · 24 of 47
    Antonello to Pontiac
    Sounds to me like the Board of Directors should demand Cho’s resignation for no other reason that she was willing to spend company funds to fly the plane back to the airport to do nothing more than exercise dictatorial power over an employee.

    1) The plane was 30 feet from the gate when she turned it around.
    2) Cho already resigned.

  • Microsoft decided to extort Windows 7 users too

    07/17/2014 11:23:08 PM PDT · 27 of 91
    Antonello to minnesota_bound
    Other models may have a universal driver or say go to the Microsoft Update site to get a driver. It sometimes works but they will have to get a new printer when it does not.

    Fortunately most laser printers out there will work just fine with HP drivers - the LaserJet 4 used to be my goto, but since it was discontinued after XP I've since switched to the LJ 5200 PCL driver. It typically doesn't matter what brand the printer is, HP drivers seem to have a 'keep it simple' reliability to them.

  • Divorce

    05/10/2014 2:23:40 AM PDT · 37 of 76
    Antonello to ken5050

    A man calls his wife and says “Pack your bags! I just won the lottery!”

    The wife exclaims “That’s wonderful! Should I pack for warm weather or cold weather?”

    The man replies “I don’t give a damn what you pack. Just be gone by the time I get home!”

  • 6 detained in Mexico theft of radioactive material

    12/06/2013 5:53:13 PM PST · 13 of 25
    Antonello to markomalley

    Does anyone else find it interesting that the house where some of the stolen radiation equipment was found is across the street from a kindergarten named after Marie Curie?

  • Unions Again Seeking Special Favors Under ObamaCare

    11/27/2013 5:39:51 PM PST · 8 of 13
    Antonello to Junk Silver
    I don’t understand why no one in the Republican party seems to be willing to oppose Obama’s unending lawlessness.

    By 'no one' are you excluding John Thune, the senator from South Dakota that wrote the article you are commenting on?

  • Akin: Hyenas in the GOP ignore medical science, eat their own

    08/23/2012 2:09:07 AM PDT · 192 of 227
    Antonello to philman_36

    I’ve got to call it a night. I’ll check back tomorrow for any responses.

    This was fun. Thanks for the research project. Have a good night.

  • Akin: Hyenas in the GOP ignore medical science, eat their own

    08/23/2012 2:02:52 AM PDT · 191 of 227
    Antonello to philman_36
    You forgot that I posted reply 178 which contains both sentences.

    Then I assume we are in agreement that the study shows that single rape events display the same lowered cortisol levels as chronic abuse. Good. Let's move on to your proof that rape increases cortisol.

  • Akin: Hyenas in the GOP ignore medical science, eat their own

    08/23/2012 1:59:37 AM PDT · 190 of 227
    Antonello to philman_36
    See reply 183, to wit...See, the chronic sexual abuse victims had a lower cortisol output (hypocortisolism) as they...

    Feel free to reference my post #187, where I point out that you completely ignored the sentence linking single rape events with the same lowered cortisol.

  • Akin: Hyenas in the GOP ignore medical science, eat their own

    08/23/2012 1:53:09 AM PDT · 187 of 227
    Antonello to philman_36

    You asked me to produce a study contradicting your claim that rape causes elevated cortisol levels. I did.

    Now its my turn. I challenge you to produce evidence that rape causes elevated cortisol levels.

  • Akin: Hyenas in the GOP ignore medical science, eat their own

    08/23/2012 1:47:57 AM PDT · 186 of 227
    Antonello to philman_36

    See, the chronic sexual abuse victims had a lower cortisol output (hypocortisolism) as they, sadly, were obviously more acclimatized mentally to such abuse and it wasn't as stressful for them any longer, compared to the "adolescent victims of single sexual trauma" which was still generating stress for them and caused them to produce higher cortisol levels.

    You 'forgot' to include the first sentence of the conclusion, which stated that the study supports the hypothesis that victims of a single sexual trauma experience the same dysregulation as chronic victims. Here is the conclusion in its entirety:

    Conclusions

    The results show evidence for a dysregulated HPA-axis in female adolescent victims of single sexual trauma with PTSD. The finding of hypocortisolism is consistent with endocrine dysfunctioning in chronic sexual abuse victims and may have clinical implications with regard to treatment possibilities.

    Are you having difficulty comprehending what you are reading, or are you deliberately cherry picking to make the source appear to say the opposite of what it actually does?

  • Akin: Hyenas in the GOP ignore medical science, eat their own

    08/23/2012 1:32:15 AM PDT · 184 of 227
    Antonello to philman_36
    So you disagree with the conclusions given in the second article?

    On the contrary, I believe the conclusions are accurate. You do know what hypocortisolism means, right? Hypo means suppressed, as opposed to hyper, which would mean elevated. The study's conclusion clearly states that rape-induced PTSD tends to cause HPA-axis dysregulation, resulting in depressed cortisol levels. This was the whole purpose of the study - to investigate why rape PTSD causes detached depression instead of the increased anxiety common in PTSD caused by other types of traumatic events.

  • Akin: Hyenas in the GOP ignore medical science, eat their own

    08/23/2012 12:59:22 AM PDT · 177 of 227
    Antonello to philman_36
    The cortisol level increase can happen after the rape, due to stress, and it might cause the woman's body to reject the egg, can't it?

    Now, if you've got some study that you would like to proffer then I would be more than willing to look at it.

    Since you asked:

    From Sciencealerts.com:

    ...The objective of the current study was to assess HPA-axis functioning in female adolescents with rape-related PTSD, but no prior sexual trauma, in comparison to non-victimized controls....Compared to age-matched controls, adolescent rape victims with PTSD showed significantly reduced cortisol and DHEAS levels....(Emphasis mine)

    So much for the theory that rape victims have elevated cortisol levels.

  • Akin: Hyenas in the GOP ignore medical science, eat their own

    08/23/2012 12:22:50 AM PDT · 173 of 227
    Antonello to philman_36
    Hi, philman_36

    I want to start by stating I read every link on the first page of the search you provided. However, if you would indulge me, I have a couple of comments before I address my findings.

    First, I cannot help but remark that you are significantly moving the goalposts by abandoning rarity of conception in favor of miscarrying.

    Second, I noticed a profound absence of any attempt on your part to link elevated cortisol with rape victims. This may just be an oversight on your part, but without it your position is a non-starter. If you would be so kind as to provide links to support this premise it would be much appreciated.

    That said, on to the Google-provided information....

    Most of the linked articles cited one or more of three studies - one of 61 married women in Guatemala, one by the University of Berlin, and a 1997 study of pregnant workaholic female attorneys. Additionally, one linked article on about.com cited other studies and questionnaires, some of which found links between elevated cortisol and miscarriages and some that didn't. What stood out the most was that elevated cortisol levels attributed to stress is very likely linked to a higher risk of miscarriage, but could not be conclusively identified as the primary (or even a significant) cause of miscarriages.

    In other words, no study was able to conclude if elevated cortisol caused miscarriages, impending miscarriages caused elevated cortisol, or other factors caused both the miscarriages and the raised cortisol levels. The researchers of all the studies made sure they were clear on this point.

    One final note: none of these articles have anything whatsoever to do with the acute trauma associated with rape somehow reducing the possibility of conception. You are mistakenly presenting studies on the effects of prolonged elevated stress on existing pregnancies as a very clumsy attempt to support your desire to prove an absurd claim.

    Have a good night.

  • Akin: Hyenas in the GOP ignore medical science, eat their own

    08/22/2012 10:36:06 PM PDT · 126 of 227
    Antonello to TomasUSMC
    A woman can only get pregnant 6 days a month. Max. 30 days in a month. What are the chances that she gets raped during those exact days. Do the math.

    20%

  • Romney tells vets dangerous world demands powerful military (Promises to maintain military power)

    05/30/2012 8:36:56 PM PDT · 34 of 37
    Antonello to DBeers
    Hi, DBeers.

    I take it you're yet another person authorized to speak for af_vet_rr. As his spokesman, would you be so kind as to share how he feels about how Randy Neugebauer (who went to college instead of Vietnam) had the nerve to speak at a Memorial Day service?

    After all, he said that he gets insulted when draft dodgers talk about and to him.

  • Romney tells vets dangerous world demands powerful military (Promises to maintain military power)

    05/29/2012 10:55:31 PM PDT · 32 of 37
    Antonello to af_vet_rr
    Tennessee Nana can speak for me - I feel the same way about Willard and his family's lack of military service.

    Do your feelings extend to the resounding lack of military service among the top conservatives as ranked by the National Journal? The very organization the Tea Party recommends to gauge who you should support?

  • Romney tells vets dangerous world demands powerful military (Promises to maintain military power)

    05/28/2012 9:35:01 PM PDT · 22 of 37
    Antonello to Tennessee Nana
    What an insult to veterans to have Willard the TWO Time draft dodger talk about them and to them...

    Hi, Nana.

    I'm a veteran. I'd appreciate it if you would refrain from speaking for me.

    Thanks.