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Forum: Diavlog comments 10-09-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,928
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: Worldwise: The Maghreb's Comeuppance (Issandr El Amrani & Kal)

As someone extremely interested in Tunisia, I read the Hitchens' piece. I was expecting it to be worse than it was, the way the BHers were talking about it. Honestly, it's the reaction many people...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-03-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,901
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: martyrs, martyrs, ... MARTYRS!!

Is Eckington really middle class?
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-03-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,901
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: Booze and Money (Tim Fernholz & Megan McArdle)

If Tim has his reasons for not letting Megan finish her thought, I could not divine what that is. Seriously.

I'm listening to the econ talk and it's clear they have two different points of views....
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-02-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,901
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: Booze and Money (Tim Fernholz & Megan McArdle)

Ahhh...these bloggers talking about "NIMBY"ism - just a way for them to signal to their out of town friends how cool they are.

Megan: cause i'm really tall? that makes people think you're old?
...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-12-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,315
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: Science Saturday: The Mental Illness Epidemic (John Horgan & George Johnson)

http://www.hulu.com/watch/266529/the-colbert-report-nassir-ghaemi

A First Rate Madness

Our worst leaders are mentally healthy.

Colbert: "A manic depressive person then has the whole...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-11-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,315
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: Science Saturday: The Mental Illness Epidemic (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Why does everyone call the bad effects side effects? To me there are no side effects, just bad effects. The very vocabulary is telling.
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-09-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,315
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: Science Saturday: The Mental Illness Epidemic (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Not only that Cragger. But there is a test for diabetes. That whole comparison is a sham.
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-09-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,315
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: Science Saturday: The Mental Illness Epidemic (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Just checking back in, and will respond here first. Lord, E. Torrey Fuller - I know it'll make some on here cringe, but you might as well have been quoting Nurse Wratched. I mean, come on. And what a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-07-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,315
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: Science Saturday: The Mental Illness Epidemic (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Logic, reason in the house.

More of my selective copying from the Carlat piece. I just couldn't not. This is the best representation of this point of view I could ever hope to read or dream up...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-07-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,315
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: John has gone off the deep end

What a shame this thread has gotten hijacked. It's really boring, guys!
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-07-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,315
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: John has gone off the deep end

Finally yes. That was the name I chose for myself originally on BhTV because I was creating a log in, and glancing around the room for objects. I saw my little basil plant on the window sill. I was a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-07-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,315
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: John has gone off the deep end

Yes, regarding Carlat. I also urge other commenters here to go to Carlat. There are some excellent comments there.

Such as:
"The Harvard psychiatrists refuting Bob [Whitaker] were truly...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-06-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,315
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: Science Saturday: The Mental Illness Epidemic (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Excellent short cut! Hard to say. Both sides were too superficial in their argumentation and assumptions. Unsatisfactory is my grade for both.
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-06-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,315
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: Science Saturday: The Mental Illness Epidemic (John Horgan & George Johnson)

George and his lack of depth: if he went home and killed himself that would obviously be worse than any ECT treatment. As if 1) he won't kill himself after ECT. etc etc...

Can we PUH LEASE dig a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-06-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,315
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: Science Saturday: The Mental Illness Epidemic (John Horgan & George Johnson)

George,

May I recommend a book for you -- The youngest science : notes of a medicine-watcher / by: Thomas, Lewis
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-06-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,315
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: Science Saturday: The Mental Illness Epidemic (John Horgan & George Johnson)

You are very very wedded to the biomedical model. The Soteria method in the US was not a failure. Don't know where you're getting you're information, probably the NIMH. Google Daniel Mackler. He made...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-06-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,315
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-06-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,315
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: Science Saturday: The Mental Illness Epidemic (John Horgan & George Johnson)

It's good to have this discussion, but for those of us who've done reading on it - book upon book - this is the basic stuff. Like so much in current culture, this discussion is at the beginning...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-23-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,541
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: Science Saturday: Ready for the Rapture (John Horgan & George Johnson)

The stronger response to Taubes that was intended, to me, came off as a big garbled confused mess.

The way I look at Taubes is that there is no way I could ever follow the low or no carbs....
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-01-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,772
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: Science Saturday:Why we get Fat (John Horgan & Gary Taubes)

Sounds like you captured it to me. Good job.
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-01-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,772
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: Science Saturday: Why We Get Fat (John Horgan & Gary Taubes)

Taubes might say (as he did in this dialogue about Asians) that the vast majority eating carbs in the world are not obese because they are not consuming the same amount of sugar that Americans are.
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-27-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,097
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: All the king's horses

Bob complained that his point was mischaracterized in a blog posting by Althouse. Does anyone have a link to said blog posting?
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-27-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,097
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: Rave On (Robert Wright & Ann Althouse)

Indeed! Right after the violent expressions defended to the absolute hilt by Ann Althouse, of the right during the health care town halls, Ann said that that kind of speech enlivens and spices up...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-27-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,097
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: Rave On (Robert Wright & Ann Althouse)

I'm not quite sure it's accurate to say Ann Althouse identifies as a "leftist." Afterall, she uses that term disparagingly all the time. But point well taken. And I too am so sick of the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-11-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,460
Posted By willmybasilgrow
Re: The Long View (Matthew Yglesias & Noah Millman)

They said "right" every other word. It is a new and aggravating conversational tick. It makes me wonder, how insecure are you, if you have to secure agreement up front, before you've even said what...
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