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|Why Does Barnes & Noble Seem to Be Going Right-Wing?
Lately I was in two local Barnes & Noble stores, looking for James Risen's latest, Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War . Risen, you'll recall, is the New York Times journalist facing ...
|In Virginia Or These Other 24 States? Make Sure You Aren’t Purged Off Voter List
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South ...
|Teeny Weeny “Election” In Arlington County, Va.
A yearly design competition for windshield decals sounds trivial on the face of it, but has caused a surprising amount of local ruckus in recent years due to some of the images selected. By ...
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|Thanks, "hotheads" and "Obamabots"
For making me check out for myself what's in the Defense Authorization bill, H.R. 1540, which recently cleared both Houses and is apparently in line to be signed today. There has a been a lot of ...
|Hey! Guys! Come off it!
Warning: This is for those who still don't Get It. Not the others. Also, I have just met a work deadline. Also, I have just had a glass of wine. Therefore, this diarist is in a take ...
|Early Reporting On Occupy DC
The Washington Post early this p.m. published on its website what looks like ...
|Easier Than An "Occupy Wall Street" Bumper Sticker
Wanted to put something on my car supporting Occupy Wall Street. But don't know of any bumper stickers and wanted it now. Or even better, something like those stickers on the rear windows of all ...
|Another Smidgen of the 4th Amendment Bites the Dust (w/ Update)
Sliver by sliver, the Fourth Amendment is whittled down on a pretextual basis. The direction of movement is toward a new principle: that this Amendment does not apply when traveling by common ...
|Dystopia USA (w/ Poll)
In January of the New Year, Republicans controlling the House of Representatives refused to pass a continuing resolution to keep open large swathes of the Federal government. They declared a moral ...
|TSA Screeners Victimized Too (Updated)
As many here have noted in recent days, TSA screeners are in an unenviable position. Many of them are far from happy with the new procedures that include pornoscanners and fingering of genitals. ...
|Coercion, Sexual Humiliation and TSA: Part IV
Part I presented evidence that the TSA's naked scans and genital touching are ...
|Coercion, Sexual Humilation and TSA: Part III (And We're Starting To Be Heard)
They're starting to listen. Not only have pilots been exempted from the new gawk-n-grope procedures. Outraged travelers have now made enough noise to get on President Obama's screen. His initial ...
|Coercion, Sexual Humiliation and the TSA: Part II
In yesterday's Part I , "Coercion," set forth the case that, regardless of TSA ...
|Coercion, sexual humiliation, and the TSA: Part I
It took days to clarify my thinking on the new TSA procedures. Just seeing the accounts from a few victims, including “Don’t Touch My Junk,” caused a mild case of “shock ...
|UPDATED: Arlington Co., Va., 2 1/2 hours left for online vote re sticker image
If you happen to live in Arlington County, Va., there are less than 2 1/2 hours left to vote on the image we will all have to plop on our windshields next November. Some people have found past ...
|WHEE: The Politics of Overeating, Kessler, Ch. 48
Almost up to the end of The End of Overeating ! Today's installment: Ch. 48, "Fighting Back." Welcome back to the group read of this book. For those who might want to catch up,
|WHEE: Sympathy For the Devil, Kessler, Ch. 46
"Everything that has made us successful as a company is the problem." That's what a food industry executive in London told Dr. David Kessler when Kessler gave his company ...
|WHEE: You're My Obsession (Kessler, Ch. 44)
Setbacks. We all have them. WHEE has seen a number of useful diaries lately from people who were experiencing setbacks, pulling out of them or just feeling in the doldrums. Welcome back to the ...
|WHEE: When to The Sessions of Sweet Silent...Twinkies? Kessler, Ch. 42
In Ch. 42, "Letting Go of the Past," Dr. David Kessler continues to prescribe for those of us who identify with what he has dubbed "conditioned hypereating," the sense of obsession and loss of ...
|WHEE: Might As Well Face It, You're Addicted to Food! Kessler, Ch. 40
Hi, again, welcome to the continued group read of Dr. David Kessler's The End of Overeating . This evening, we're into Part 5, "Food Rehab," Ch. 40, "The Treatment Framework." For links back ...
|Right-wing Think Tank Godfathered Health Benefits Tax
I was surprised to discover that Robert B. Helms of the American Enterprise Institute has been pushing for a tax on stronger health benefit plans since at ...
|WHEE: Willpower! It's Now Or...Kessler, Ch. 38
Is "willpower" something that some people are simply born with more of, or with less? Or could it be something that a person can develop? Welcome to the continuing diary series "Let'...
|WHEE: Resistance Is -- er, Difficult! "The End of Overeating," Ch. 36
Wow! We finally made it to the answer section. Welcome to the continuing group read of Dr. David Kessler's The End of Overeating . For those who have been following along, it's a ...
|Health Care Excise Tax: Email To My Rep
I'm not brilliant about economic matters (to say the least), but I've have a gut-level worry for some time about the proposed excise tax on strong health benefit programs. When you count the ...
|WHEE: Tattered Compensation: "The End of Overeating," Ch. 34
We're almost there...two more chapters, and we'll be into the "Theory of Treatment" for what Dr. David Kessler, in The End of Overeating , titles "conditioned hypereating." Welcome to the ...
|Tax the Rich
This diary is going to be short. And have shortcomings. There are brilliant economic minds posting on here every week, so I'm probably the last person qualified to raise this. Still and all. As ...
|WHEE: Half-A****d Kessler Diary and Open Thread: "The End of Overeating," Ch. 32
This evening, we're scheduled to continue a group read of David Kessler's The End of Oveating . WHEE is a group of Kossacks who are into health, fitness and weight control. ...
|WHEE: Trapped Like Rats! "The End of Overeating," Ch. 30
This evening, we're continuing a group read of David Kessler's The End of Overeating , started by Edward Spurlock. His latest, covering Ch. 29, ...
|WHEE: Dangerous Drugs and What They May Teach, "The End of Overeating," Ch. 28
Fen-phen , or fenfluramine plus phentermine, was the "miracle" diet drug of the 1990's. Until it was found to be potentially lethal and removed ...
|WHEE: Purple Cows, "The End of Overeating," Ch. 26
Our group read of David Kessler's The End of Overeating has passed the half-way point and with the next chapter, we'll enter Part Three, "Conditioned Hypereating Emerges." But first, we ...
|WHEE: Schadenfreude Edition, "The End of Overeating," Ch. 24
Scroll back to a short course on marketing I once took, courtesy of the Public Relations Society of America. Marketing, we learned, is not to be confused with advertising. It has several ...
|WHEE: Oh, General, You Are Soooo Sweet: "The End of Overeating," Ch. 22 (w/ Poll)
There are many recipes for this deep fried delight. One calls for: Protein: 3 lb Chicken 1 egg Fat:
|WHEE: Because It Tastes Good: The End of Overeating, Ch. 20 (w/ Poll)
Election Night...attention will surely be more on what went into the ballot box than what goes into our mouths, and here in Virginia, some of us may find ourselves grabbing a plate of comfort food ...
|WHEE: Foods That Go Whoosh! The End of Overeating, Ch. 18 (w/ Poll)
"Adult baby food," author David Kessler was told by a "prominent restaurant concept designer" is the end product of processes applied to commercially prepared foods that virtually melt in our mouths.
|WHEE: Premium Indulgence! The End of Overeating, Ch. 16 (w/ Poll)
What kind of circus would you like with your bread? Indulgence and EATertainment entice us everywhere as marketers compete for "share of stomach" and "share of wallet" in our stress-filled 21st ...
|WHEE: Let's Go To Chili's! The End of Overeating, Ch. 14 (w/ Poll)
In David Kessler's The End of Overeating , we learned from Part One that "hyperpalatable" foods – defined as those loaded with fat, salt and sugar – have been shown on both the ...
|WHEE: Free Food! The End of Overeating, Ch. 12 (w/ Poll)
The story so far: hyperpalatable foods – defined as those loaded with fat, salt and sugar – have been shown on both the behavioral and the neurological level to impel animals actively to ...
|WHEE: The End of Overeating, Ch. 10 (w/ Food Porn Bonus)
Welcome to the continuing diary series "Let's Read a WHEE Book Together!" Today, we're continuing with David Kessler's The End of Overeating , with diaries generally appearing on Tuesday ...
|WHEE: It's Supernormal! The End of Overeating, Ch. 8 (w/Poll)
The delight we feel in eating highly palatable foods, and the spur to take the next bite, result from brain chemicals titled opioids or endorphins. Pleasure really peaks within a brain tract called ...
|WHEE: Rat Race! The End of Overeating, Ch. 6 (w/ Poll)
”...And now they’ve entered the starting gate. In the #1 post position...16 healthy rats that have been in training on a restricted-calorie diet. They are Hungry! And running against them.
|WHEE: Layered and Loaded! The End of Overeating, Ch. 4 (w/ Poll)
Welcome to the diary series "Let's Read a WHEE [Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise] Book Together!" We're on David Kessler's The End of Overeating , Chapter 4, "The Business of Food: ...
|WHEE: A car with no brakes? The End of Overeating, Ch. 2 (w/Poll)
It’s an honor to post as part of the WHEE dialogue and help with the group read of The End of Overeating by David A. Kessler, M.D. This diary addresses Chapter 2. Hope I am doing this ...
|The Right-Wing Red Riding Hood
Once upon a time there was a wolf who was the biggest and strongest and boldest and baddest and best wolf in the whole forest. All he wanted was to enjoy his God-given right to roam ...
|Moses Minus One
You know. That fellow who wants to organize frustrated wingers into "cell groups" to take down the Obama administration, having given up on the American system of self-government after just 50 days.
|Scalia friend running Labor Dept. as Republicans stall Solis
The Las Vegas Sun is reporting that no vote has yet been scheduled by the Senate Health, ...
|The Old Bush Pilots Will Be Back....
Just When You Thought They’re Gone by "Rab Tremain" [Going under the pen name of Rab Tremain, a friend of mine who worked 30+ years with the federal government in ...
|I Am A Billboard (w/Poll)
Today was not a good day to betake myself down to HQ for a spell of phone banking. This happens too often. Still, I managed to contact 114 neighbors about Obama.
|Bizarre: Bush & Pope With Confederate Flag on South Lawn (W/Poll)
Sounds like the solution in a really weird game of "Clue," but no snark. Unless someone within the Yahoo organization has pulled off a spoof, it appears to be real. The photo, attributed to ...
|TSA Humiliates Woman, Protects YOU From Deadly N***le Rings (w/Poll)
This is it. The Transportation Security Agency is an idea whose time is gone. You have all read of its many outrages, from the botched No-Fly ("enemies") list to mistreatment of wheel-chair-...
|Did your bottled water come from drought-hit Raleigh? (w/poll)
Irony, anybody? Under severe drought since last summer, Raleigh, N.C., may run out of water by June, according to ...
|Under the Radar: Spying On An American
Missed by most other major media, Congressional Quarterly flags an actual example of warrantless wiretapping ...
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