Saturday, August 24, 2013 7:24:41 AM
@nosecret - I'm not sure that the level of sword ownership would be that significant outside the military in most ancient civilisations (they would have been expensive). Furthermore, how many guns have been used within the US to stop the US being raped/pillaged by other nations in recent years?
Friday, August 23, 2013 7:21:20 PM
Good on the USA if it's true that you have so many fewer violent gun crimes; somebody`s doing something right. I think the instinctive fear many of us still have when everyone can pack a handgun, as in some states, is the potential for minor incidents like road rage, a drunk behaving badly, or a guy coming on to someone`s girlfriend could often easily escalate into a deadly shooting. I don`t know how you stop that.
Friday, August 23, 2013 3:42:04 PM
@jakr There has never been a genetic link established with obesity. As for soda being no more harmful in than tea or coffee, I call bullpoo. I will agree with sports drinks, as those are equally laden with sugars. Your link does nothing to support your argument. All it does is equate high fructose corn syrup to sugar. All added sugars are bad for you whether made from corn, cane, or beets. I'm not a biochemist, so excuse me for simplifying things but it works like this. Person consumes sugar. Person produces insulin. After repeated exposures to sugar, person develops insulin resistance. Person requires more sugars to offset insulin resistance. Person gains weight. Person dies. While 1 soda is unlikely to start a cycle of death, or even 1 soda a day, the risk is there. When comparing a soda to a cigarette though you have to consider that Every study on the harmful effects of smoking have the lowest category of 5-10 cigarettes a day. The health risks of 10 sodas a day