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Posts by KeyWest

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  • Apple faces lawsuits after saying it slows down aging iPhones

    12/27/2017 6:52:23 AM PST · 13 of 73
    KeyWest to ConservativeWarrior

    I saw the article on wattsupwiththat and there was a direct correlation with new iphones and slowed older phones for every iphone release. It is not the battery, Too regular and too correlated with the new phones.

    If it were the battery then they are really bad engineers to design such a shortfall. Interesting that all the android phones do not suffer this battery issue. Must be better engineers.

    Lesson? Turn off your iphone updates before every new iphone release- or go android, which is what I did.

  • US Navy says most 7th Fleet warships lacked proper certification

    09/07/2017 5:38:20 AM PDT · 12 of 62
    KeyWest to Presbyterian Reporter

    8 of 11? They are getting stuff confused. There are probably 11 cruisers and somehow 8 not ready is probably the number of all ships not ready in the entire PacFleet or 8 hips out of 200, so this is a non-story but really an indictment of the press who thinks there are only 11 cruisers and destroyers in the entire Pacific Fleet!

    8 not ready is no big deal since they are probably in refresher training and just out of overhaul. It is a non-story.

  • What Donald Trump was up to while John McCain was suffering as a prisoner of war

    07/20/2015 4:13:03 AM PDT · 24 of 216
    KeyWest to rickyrikardo

    He overstepped. This is the same crap that the Dems used about George Bush- that he only flew a jet (and not in Vietnam like Mc).

    As a USN lifer, anyone who straps themselves into a military jet is a hero to me. On my Westpac deployments (destroyer and cruiser) we lost several pilots in supposed peacetime, much less over Vietnam.

    I disagree with Mc on most everything and Trump has many good points, but, as noted, Trump lost it for me. There are better men and women than him running.

  • Fructose risk factor for metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension

    06/26/2013 3:32:46 AM PDT · 18 of 61
    KeyWest to neverdem

    Many studies have arrived at the same conclusion, that HFCS is bad for you.

    Sucrose, which is cane or beet sugar, is fructose and glucose chemically bonded together. The body takes it and breaks the bond, processes the glucose and fructose up to a point then shuts down the cleaving and no more fructose or glucose enters your system.

    HFCS, as noted in the study, bypasses the bodies control mechanism and you get all the problems noted. So with less total input of “sugar” (which is what HFCS is called by the corn industry and many others) you get a magnified impact on your health.

  • European Food Safety Authority Finds Controversial GM Study Wanting

    10/07/2012 4:10:38 AM PDT · 13 of 13
    KeyWest to goodnesswins

    Yes, but not for problems with our health but in increasing the resistance of the pests the changes are trying to control.

    We have been eating GMO corn for more than ten years.

    Where GMO plants will help is in heat and cold tolerance. We are more likely to go into a period of cold over the next 30 years (the normal cycle of the sun) which will lead to famine (not in the US) unless we make plants more adaptable to cold.

  • European Food Safety Authority Finds Controversial GM Study Wanting

    10/06/2012 4:50:15 AM PDT · 11 of 13
    KeyWest to neverdem

    The problem with a study like this is it is so bad it discredits any that come after that find a link. It poisons the well.

    The study has been totally discredited, not by GMO advocates but by scientists. It is the kind of study that starts with a conclusion and then makes sure it finds it. Advocacy science is bad science.

    I have a Masters in Chemistry.

  • 2 Studies Point to Common Pesticide as a Culprit in Declining Bee Colonies

    03/31/2012 4:23:01 AM PDT · 37 of 39
    KeyWest to 9YearLurker

    “We’ve done fine without bee-killing insecticides for decades. Going in to change the bees because we’re poisoning them now is a pxxx-poor solution IMO”

    Actually, pesticides by their nature kill bees. Sevin, a home garden pesticide is exceptionally lethal. Plus, the organophosphates, which the Neonicotinoids replace, are exceptionally harmful to both the environment and humans along with bees. They were in flea and tick collars.

  • 2 Studies Point to Common Pesticide as a Culprit in Declining Bee Colonies

    03/30/2012 4:51:21 AM PDT · 30 of 39
    KeyWest to JustaDumbBlonde
    Agendas are involved. I am a beekeeper.

    The amounts of pesticides used are way above anything found in the nectar of the plants involved. They are fed at different concentrations using sugar syrup since they cannot get the greater concentrations any other way.

    When bees are in fields, such as canola, which is treated with the pesticides involved, they show no problems. So your observations, that you have not seen the problem described, is accurate.

    There is a concerted attack against these pesticides and bees are being used as the tool to get them banned.

  • Why Should Jews, Blacks, Christians, Gays Support Ron Paul?

    12/30/2011 5:15:49 AM PST · 25 of 25
    KeyWest to IsraelBeach

    Good post. The only people I know who love Paul are radicals, not Conservative. Politically,long ago they shifted from reason to faith. They hate Obama but cannot see that they are just like his true believers and worship in spite of the facts.

  • If God Is So Just ....

    06/12/2011 3:12:03 AM PDT · 19 of 122
    KeyWest to canuck_conservative

    So you want God to be “just” and stamp down all those sinners. If you really want that then prepare to be stomped. We are all sinners and fall short of where God wants us.

    God looks at us individually. He wants a personal relationship. So it is best not to worry about others and their relationship with God, but at your own.

    As far as the bad guys getting their way, then look at doing something about it. I know some guys that did just that, like Amos, Joel, Isaiah, Jeremiah... Or a newer version call Jim Robinson. You can still make a difference.

    Meanwhile, I will keep thanking God that he does not exercise justice to me but loves me in spite of all I do that displeases Him.

  • Short Term Use of Painkillers Could Be Dangerous to Heart Patients

    05/13/2011 3:50:38 AM PDT · 29 of 29
    KeyWest to neverdem

    “prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)”

    Prescription generally means high doses, so the study seems more scary than it may be. You can get 200mg Ibuprofen OTC but the 800mg is only by prescription. Aspirin at 800mg is probably also by prescription, so I would take this study with a bit of caution concerning any blanket indictment of NASIDs other than at high dosages.

  • Eliminating arsenic from drinking water

    02/04/2011 3:44:04 AM PST · 19 of 21
    KeyWest to goodnesswins

    “I know someone who’s naturapath solved her carpal tunnel syndrome ADDING arsenic to her diet....because they said there was no longer enough in the water!”

    I read a study a few months back that used Arsenic to treat cancer.

    The reduction of Arsenic in drinking water to ridiculous levels may fit the law of unintended consequences. Another example-Congress mandated folate to be included in foods to help pregnant women, but folate is a big no-no when it comes to active cancers. It helps it along.

  • Chinese villagers 'descended from Roman soldiers'

    11/27/2010 4:11:35 AM PST · 17 of 43
    KeyWest to the scotsman

    There were Roman Legions in Southern Germany that may have been African. I figure I am African American based on that.

    My Aunt was a movie extra and was called in for white, black, Asian or Latino rolls. (She was the Phillippino welcoming MacArthur (G. Peck) in the movie.)

  • Unhealthy Habits: The Untold Story of Genetically Modified Food

    10/12/2010 4:18:13 AM PDT · 11 of 22
    KeyWest to surroundedbyblue

    Most of the “increase” of the food allergies and childhood mental and physical illness’ are because we now know what they are and there are means of identifying them. Before, they were lived with (or died with) and defined as “slow learner”, “frail child”, “bad behavior”, “problem child” and the like.

    Add that everyone is now mainstreamed, our diet is much broader than it ever was, and there are many more of us and you will then see more problems.

    All the hoopla on GMOs goes back to when GMO corn was introduced and the bacteria used to modify it was not cut from the corn. It was only one strain of the GMO corn but it caused allergic reactions and was immediately ID’ed and removed. We have had GMO corn for more than ten years with no health problems.

    I,like the author, have no scientific proof, but theorize that if you eat GMO food you will add years to your lifespan. Since our lifespan is increasing, it must be true.

  • Cleaner for the Environment, Not for the Dishes

    09/20/2010 3:40:44 AM PDT · 7 of 67
    KeyWest to paudio

    Decided to try Cascade again and my wife showed me the result- dirty glass and dishes. I had to double and even triple the amount to get anything clean.

    Then I read the new Consumers Reports that told of the shift and all became clear. So to protect the environment, our government now makes us use more detergent than before and still have dirty dishes.

  • Fears for crops as shock figures from America show scale of bee catastrophe

    05/04/2010 3:49:46 AM PDT · 26 of 83
    KeyWest to Daisyjane69

    Way back when, normal losses were 10-20%. Since mites arrived, losses have been about 25-35%, so this is actually not new news.

    Beekeepers split their colonies to make two or more from one, so the losses can be made up. The current problem is a combination of pathogens that should soon be identified and can be controlled.

    Most of the hype comes from the anti-pesticide group, but the losses have nothing to do with it.

  • High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Liver Scarring

    04/22/2010 2:56:11 AM PDT · 71 of 75
    KeyWest to neverdem

    Sugar,or Sucrose, is broken down by the body into Glucose and Fructose, but only to the point that it can use both. HFCS is already broken down so the body is flooded with excess Fructose and Glucose and has to do something with it, so it converts the excess to fat.

    The article talks about Fructose, but excess Glucose is also a player. There is lots of good science around the health problems with HFCS, to the point that I avoid it and have told my friends to do likewise. I have an MS in Chemistry so follow what is new in science daily. HFCS is not good and will be the next tobacco for tort lawyers. Coke and Pepsi will take big hits.

  • WEU announcement: 10-nation alliance to dissolve

    04/01/2010 4:15:57 AM PDT · 9 of 20
    KeyWest to TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed

    April 1st

  • Avast False Positives

    12/03/2009 3:32:05 AM PST · 22 of 24
    KeyWest to BulletBobCo

    Two in the last two days.

    I put the “infected” files in the virus chest and go on line to see if there really is a problem. In this case they were false positives- one was SpybotSD.

    I have used Alvira and AVG and prefer Avast. I would rather have a few false positives than have a less sensitive program that lets things through. AVG did.Took a while to clean up that mess.

  • Thrift Will Save Us

    05/02/2009 3:19:16 AM PDT · 5 of 11
    KeyWest to Sherman Logan

    Read the Wealth of Nations.

    I would not worry too much since Obama is moving us to a Socialist State where the government will take it before you can save it or spend it.

    Socialism works until the money runs out (Margret Thacher).