The kitchen at best is like a submarine or pirate group. It’s very high pressure, and a sense of humour is absolutely necessary.
— Anthony Bourdain, from ‘Artists We Lost in 2018, in Their Words’
(America’s) Farm policies have made low-nutritional commodities exceptionally cheap, providing the food industry with enormous incentive to market processed foods comprised mainly of refined grains and added sugars. In contrast, vegetables, whole fruits, legumes, nuts and high-quality proteins are much more expensive and, in “food deserts,” often unavailable.
—NYT: ‘Opinion | America’s Obesity Budget‘
Continue reading Land of the brave – fattening them to death
Even officials in India, a major power, struggled to get the company to listen. Indian pressure on Facebook, however, has dropped since the arrival of new government leaders who rose, in part, on a Hindu nationalist wave still prevalent on social media.
NYT: With Alex Jones, Facebook’s Worst Demons Abroad Begin to Come Home
“I think success is the best revenge — and silence, as a presence,” she said. “When I chose to change my future, my life, I was like, ‘Where’s the one place I can find silence?’”
—Lindsay Lohan, in this NYT post
I love that phrase – silence is the best presence. Few people realise the value of it. Even fewer achieve it. My best wishes to Lindsey.
Continue reading Silence, the best presence
The main problem with white women, as many alt-right Asian fetishists have noted, is they’ve become too feminist. By contrast, Asian women are seen as naturally inclined to serve men sexually and are also thought of as slim, light-skinned and small, in adherence to Western norms of femininity.
Opinion | The Alt-Right’s Asian Fetish
NYU Stern’s marketing professor Scott Galloway:
“How do you know an industry is right to be disrupted? It raises its prices faster than the inflation.”
The New York Times Needs Two Bold Moves – Monday Note, August 1, 2017 at 10:15AM
Cumulatively, the data indicated that running, whatever someone’s pace or mileage, dropped a person’s risk of premature death by almost 40 percent, a benefit that held true even when the researchers controlled for smoking, drinking and a history of health problems such as hypertension or obesity.
An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours to Your Life, April 13, 2017 at 11:20AM
One caveat: the participants in those studies were mostly white and middle class.
The National Front has, in recent years, become more popular in many rural areas and small towns like Wizernes, places that are often relatively homogeneous and have few immigrants.
– Will France Sound the Death Knell for Social Democracy?, January 26, 2017 at 10:59AM
It’s the same here in the UK – many of the places that voted most heavily for Brexit, and are most anti-immigrant, are also the ones with very few immigrants.
I’m guessing it’s easier to whip up a fear of the unknown – immigrants people in, say villages of NE England, have never met – than of the known – immigrants people in London meet, work and play with every day.
Further down, in the same article… Lecoustre is anti-immigration, NF supporter, while Sailliot is anti-NF, leftist union leader.
I asked Lecoustre if immigration had changed his life in any direct way. He thought for a moment. “No,” he said.
Sailliot interjected. This was the absurdity of it all, he said. There were hardly any migrants in the area, and yet somehow, immigration was everybody’s biggest problem. How could that be?