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The Canada Food Guide

An article in the Global and mail by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff

_Take, for instance, the 12-member Food Guide Advisory Committee who played an important role in shaping the Guide Canadians are still using today. Fully 25 per cent of the people on that integral committee were employed at the time by corporations whose primary interests would be affected by the Guide’s very recommendations.

Among the members were the nutrition education manager for the BC Dairy Foundation, the executive director of the Vegetable Oil Industry of Canada and the director of scientific and regulatory affairs at the Food & Consumer Products Manufacturers of Canada, who represented the interests of corporations such as PepsiCo, Frito-Lay and Coca-Cola._ 

#canada   #canadian   #food  
 
No, you don't shop with Canada's Food Guide, but that doesn't change the fact that it's hugely important to public health, as well as hugely broken. An angry column by me just published in The Globe and Mail:
An overhyped focus on nutrients may steer Canadians away from healthy whole-food consumption patterns, and play into food industry hands
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Ted Talk - World Poverty Reduction

Just watched this newer Ted Talk with Gary Haugen.  As he points out, Efforts to fight global poverty that don't factor in every day voilence shouldn't even be taken seriously.  Worth a watch.  
Collective compassion has meant an overall decrease in global poverty since the 1980s, says civil rights lawyer Gary Haugen. Yet for all the world's aid money, there's a pervasive hidden problem keeping poverty alive. Haugen reveals the dark underlying cause we must recognize and act on now.
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Ignoring your juvenile name calling for a moment (any further comments with that nonesense get deleted), his overall point is to enforce the law so that people can participate in economic activity.  This nullifies your point 1.  

Also, he explicitly says that this is not a 'magic bullet', but only an essential piece of the puzzle.  
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Marvel Unlimited adds 500 Star Wars Comics

I've been subscribing to Marvel Unlimited for a while now and am very happy with the service.  Looking forward to digging into some of these Star Wars comics.  I wish DC would add something like this.  You can get a free month with this offer.  
Unlimited access to over 15,000 Marvel digital comics now with over 500 issues of Star Wars Legends!
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Misconceptions about Income Inequality

It's WAY bigger than people think it is.  And yes, it is a problem.  
 
By overemphasizing individual mobility, we ignore important social determinants of success like family inheritance, social connections, and structural discrimination. The three papers in Perspectives on Psychological Science indicate not only that economic inequality is much worse than we think, but also that social mobility is less than you’d imagine. Our unique brand of optimism prevents us from making any real changes.
The great divide between our beliefs, our ideals, and reality
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Making Big Cities Livable

As more people move into big cities, providing viable transportation in those cities will be increasingly important.  Here are a few international urban planners with their takes on congested cities.  
 
“There’s no major city in the world that has solved the issue of mobility through the private car. None." - Gil Penalosa #carfree   #transportation  
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Cost of tax evasion

A blog addresses the issue. Even in countries where it's a relatively small problem, it's still a big problem.

*Note: I've disabled comments so I won't be inundated with updates from nonsense (see comment thread).
 
The Underground Economy – The Hidden Tax.
The issues of the underground economy and employee misclassification are driving a multi-billion dollar hole.
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+Cheesy Mac taxation and gov spending make up a huge part of economics.  It's called 'fiscal policy' (hence the 'fiscal issues' area I posted in).  You may want to use those reading comprehension skills you talk about.  

I'm suspending comments on this thread since it has devolved into trolling nonesense.  

+Andres Soolo Gold star to you for trying to engage with the nonesense, but it's utterly futile with trolls.  
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Like a Bosc

I love them, myself.  My favorite kind of pear.  Crunchy, juicy and all kinds of tasty.

Het is lekker fruit.

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not #likeaboss  
 
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Severe Taco Warning Issued

#California and surrounding states, take heed.
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Join the Pony Express to deliver 100 letters! #GoogleDoodle

Why would people leave their mail next to avalanches and horrible rope people?
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Gabriel's Blessed Shirt

  #spaghettituesday   #thewalkingdead   #twd  

(Seriously, I wish I had a shirt like that)
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Rainstorm Hitting Nova Scotia Saturday, March 21

As Frankie says, there could be LOTS of flooding after all this snow.  Be Prepared.

#canada   #novascotia  
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iPhone 5 update to iOS 8.2 - Report

Everything works great. No battery, wifi, or other problems identified.

Moved the 'watch' app into my miscl. bin. Love that I can now choose units on health (been recording my weight for months now).

iPhone 5 two years old + now.
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    1996 - 2000
  • Dalhousie University
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Economist who loves good data. It can tell us many things if we choose to listen.
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Am now living in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  I've worked as an economist for over a decade now and enjoy it a lot.  I know it seems boring, but looking at datasets to get a better understanding of what society has done and what it continues to do is a remartkable thing.  It's remarkable because a good data set has no rhetoric influencing it, there is no ulterior motive to good data, just fact.  Every dataset i've looked at has left me with more questions than answers, but the answers and questions are always fun.

I've seen bad data, too.  Data produced WITH ulterior motives in mind.  That has and will always be my first question when presented with new data.  What was the motive in producing it?  Who produced it and why?  Statistics are not 'damn lies', but when they are used to lie, it is a damnable offense.  People can trust an innocent number and it is very time consuming to prove as a lie, all the while the 'evil doer' can perpetuate the lie contained therein.  

The first clue is the openess of the data.  IF those who produce it give no back up information, then you should immediately have mistrust and be wary...
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Recently stayed at the Montague on the Gardens while visiting London for the first time (Summer, 2014). Thoroughly enjoyed the stay! Located in a great part of the city next to the British Museum (which contains the Rosetta Stone). Picadelly Circus, Trafalgar Square, and the Thames are all within walking distance, or if you prefer, there is an Underground station very near by. The rooms are air conditioned and very comfortable and clean. There is a restaurant and Bar on site. The staff were very friendly and helpful taking our bags to our room and helping us t get a cab when one was needed. A friend recommended we stay there during our visit and it was a recommendation well made.
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Friendly spot to get your hair cut. Service was fast in a classic barbershop atmosphere. I'll be returning for my next haircut.
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We hired Liz to shoot our engagement photos. Liz made us feel at ease and took some lovely shots of us. Liz has experience in working with pets, so we were able to include our dog and got some great photos and memories. Liz offers a diverse set of packages to choose from, each for a different price. We are very happy with the package we chose. Joe and Cynthia
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Love the store and love that it feels like being at home. The selection of tea is well laid out and samples are readily available to potential customers. If you love tea, or are a newbie, I recommend checking it out.
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