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katakowsj  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: California set to become first state to ban gasoline-powered lawn equipment

Thanks. I may look into it further. I have two strong children that could be from some physical labor. Maybe I could use two of them.

katakowsj  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: California set to become first state to ban gasoline-powered lawn equipment

How's the reel mower working for you? I've got a smallish 14,000 sq ft lot that I mow in 20 minutes with an 25 year old commercial 48" walk behind mower. It's a four stroke and likely pollutes horribly. Having mature,50ft+ treesnin my yard, I depend on something that mulches leaves. I've always thought of switching to a mechanical mower. Cursory searches always led me ro believe it is a pipe dream.

katakowsj  ·  43 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: WTF? Turns out there are active freakshow racist homophobes in my town.

Thanks. I suppose we can’t over-shine a light on similar situations.

katakowsj  ·  64 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mysteries around obesity and the contaminant hypothesis

I've recently read "The Obesity Code", by Jason Fung and have applied and bought into much of Fung's theory of insulin resistance driving much of the world's obesity. The idea of a chemically manipulated set point and insulin resistance may not be mutually exclusive either. Pollution in our environment could also cause disruption in insulin and other hormones that regulate satiety.

I've shed 14 pounds since April by adhering to a low carb (50 or fewer grams daily) and avoiding any low- fat foods ( fat usually replaced by refined carbs) and I'm feeling great. Caveat, I'd gained nearly 20lbs. from Jan 8th to early March 2021, as I was prescribed a decent dose of the cortico-steroid Dexamethasone for several weeks. I'd had brain surgery to stereo-tactically ablate brain cancer cells. Dexamethasone, given to prevent brain swelling, disrupts the hormone insulin, My blood sugar levels became pre-diabetic, and I woke each morning with hunger that I'd never known before. I ate like crazy, craving refined carbohydrates. I now buy into the idea that in our world of food-abundance, regulating our insulin production and preventing insulin-resistance is pivotal to staying fit.

katakowsj  ·  68 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How to confront someone for potato theft?

Points well made. Seems like so many of our anti-vaxxers are like the 18,000 little cheaters all stealing our freedom from the larger pool that we are all part of. An anti-vaxxer thinking, "I don't deserve to take any risk by getting the jab, I'll slide by and steal some protection from those saps that are listen to actual scientific reasoning. That choice mulitplied by the thousands now becomes our problem with the Delta Variant.

This dude is a total clown. I hope to never hear of him in Michigan.