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Question: why doesn't the food industry tell us our percent daily value of sugar?
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These are nutritional percentages, sugar would not be included since any would be 100% 
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I hope other tech journalists are watching how it's done, because +Marques Brownlee​ continues to get it right.
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+Marques Brownlee nice tips on iwatch 
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She is so big! I can't believe how much she has grown. 
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Instead of No Child Left Behind, can we have no Child Left Unchallenged?
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Tillie is so sweet. 
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I can haz Friday now?
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This isn't Solydra Stimulus and it isn't Oil Wars. This is the free market completely circumventing your politics.
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+karthik11512: "I thought the other car companies were buying these credits from Tesla. The state set a mandate and the car makers can either sell electric cars or buy ZEV from companies like Tesla and Nissan. I didn't think the state was paying them?"

— Imagine that those ZEV credits are printed in paper to look just like dollar notes. Then, the Government of the State of California hands down some of those notes to those manufacturers that sell EVs and hybrid plug-ins, while at the same time they demand to every other car manufacturer a number of those notes in proportion to the number of cars that they have sold in California.

What do you have? A sales tax payed by the gasoline car manufacturers (in the form the ZEV notes) to be handed down to EV manufacturers which they use to acquire a different currency.

That's all what governments do, to "redistribute" wealth. They rarely give away "their" own wealth (State-"owned" land or other natural resources). They take away wealth (in the form of money or any other form of representative of wealth) to hand it down to someone else (quite often civil servants, politicians, Government's employees, their friends and families).

In this particular case, the Government of California is taking away ZED credits from automobile manufacturers that they were forced to acquire in order to avoid the penalties imposed by the Government of California. And who is to profit? Those EV manufacturers that had been handed down ZEV credits by the Government of the State of California. It would cause the same effect if they give them dollar notes and then asked the other automobile manufacturers to pay a certain arbitrarily fixed environmental tax for not selling EVs.
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I like my coffee strong, with a tip of half-n-half...mhmm
But I refuse to use non-dairy creamer, whether powder or liquid. Have you ever read the ingredients of your favorite non-dairy creamer? Yeah, the first two ingredients are corn syrup and trans fat.

That oughtta scare you wide awake every morning.
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I support this post from over a week ago.
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Which one would you buy?
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Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
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I'd buy either one. I did buy the 32GB S6 because I purchased my phone outright and I couldn't afford anything more expensive.
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We're all trapped on this spaceship together.
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May be time to toss a few out the airlock.
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You've decided to read through my profile. I see you like to live dangerously. Please, do come in, make yourself comfortable while I reveal my inner world. Can I get you something to drink? Perhaps a glass of wine? No? Let's cut to the chase, then. Here's what's on my mind.

Education - we should be teaching the next generation how to think, not what to think. And we shouldn't be trying to convince every single one of them that the only way to succeed in life is to go into massive debt to earn a watered-down college degree that barely prepares them for jobs that no longer exist.

Politics - let's have the alternative vote, term limits, Constitutional adherence, and lots of competing parties and ideas.

Science - tells us how the world works as best as we can discern with our senses, but is limited in scope. Science cannot tell you why you are here. That may not be a question you concern yourself with. Otherwise, good science is science.

Health - is what tends to happen when you cut back on sugar, load up on fruits and vegetables, watch your caloric intake, and exercise regularly. Kids don't get upset if you steal their broccoli, but they will downright throw a fit if you take their candy. Wait, did I say kids?

Religion - christian, the book is dear to me, fascinating, challenging, and beautiful. And though I study it often and cherish it in my heart, I'm not the better for having read it if it doesn't lead me to God himself, John 5:39-40. A God who spoke once when he was in the mood, but remains silent forever after is no god at all. God spoke things into existence. Jesus is called the Word, the Logos. The Holy Spirit teaches us all things. "My sheep listen to my voice". If you want to live the way Jesus lived, die to self, listen to the Holy Spirit, and do what He tells you.

Self - what is it? What is the intangible thing that puts tangible things into motion? How can the mind control the brain? Where and how does a thought begin?

Odds and Ends
  • Nature simulates itself perfectly.
  • Tanning beds cause cancer.
  • Telling someone your plans releases the same reward chemicals in your brain as actually carrying your plans out.
  • Sugar is an addictive, orexigenic drug.
  • Google seems like a company interested in more than money...perhaps.
  • If you spent a million dollars every day since the time of Christ, you'd fall fairly short of $1 Trillion; our national debt in the U.S. is over $16 Trillion.
  • No matter where you go in this world, people are just people.
  • If you sum together the areas of a bunch of rectangles between points a and b, where each rectangle is f(x) in height and dx (infinitesimally small) in width, it would be written like this, and it would look like this.
  • Android and iOS are both good. They're both good.
  • The GOP and Democrat Party are both run by power-hungry men. They're not worth your time, energy, or focus.
  • Fructose blocks leptin, leaving you hungry for more fructose.
  • The Constitution is worth reading, worth understanding, worth adhering to, and worth editing when necessary.
  • Study Tozer. Thank me later.
  • Is it valid to use the human brain to assess the human brain's ability to understand the universe?
  • Without a God, free will must be an illusion.
  • As well as having unique fingerprints, humans also have unique tongue prints.
  • Pumpkins, gourds, peppers, legumes, squash, nuts, grains, cucumbers, and tomatoes are all botanical fruits. Then what's a vegetable? The term "vegetable" is an umbrella term used colloquially in reference to any plant part not sweet enough to merit fruit-hood. What are called vegetables are actually flowers, stalks, roots, tubers, leaves, stems, and quite often, fruits. 
  • I have serious doubts that quantum fluctuations are truly random.
  • There are people in your neck of the woods who desperately need help.
  • Energy is equal to mass times the speed of light squared. The speed of light squared is just a constant; what this formula really says is that mass is energy. Energy and mass are the same thing. No, really.
  • There's an atom bomb's worth of energy in one gram of anything. There's enough energy in the room you're sitting in to obliterate the planet.
  • Faith and reason are not opposites, nor are they mutually exclusive.
  • Most of the dust in your home is actually dead skin.
  • Cutting a cake into 8 pieces is possible with just 3 slices.
  • The human brain named itself.
  • If you want to sign up for Google Apps, I can get you a discount, just PM me.

Diving deeper? Not for the faint of heart.

  • You should consider joining this community if you are passionate about education.
  • You should frequent this site if you love to keep up with the latest tech news.
  • You should check out this Etsy store if you want to buy my wife's awesome wares.
  • You should refer to this site if you love typography.
  • You should explore this site if you're curious about personality types--I'm an ENTP by the way.
  • You should ponder this post if you care about your health.

Still here?

You're unexpectedly curious to make it this far. How delightful. I would be remiss in failing to reward your efforts, so I present you this album of GIFs, but keep it to yourself.

I'm afraid the rabbit trail ends abruptly here. Everything after this point is an attempt on my part to preemptively protect myself, legally.

Thanks for dropping by.

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