Dear FriendFeed, I still love you but I have no time for you lately. Thinking of you and hope you're well. What's the weather like? Did you get time to do that thing at that place with those people? Hope so and hope that it was fabulous. Wow, look at the time. I have to go now, but promise to write soon. Much love from everyone here! Yours, me
It has taken me a long time and many hours of personal experience (is that redundant?) to learn that if after point and counterpoint two people don't agree, it is very unlikely that they will come to agreement with further argument.
Only 9 lightbulbs out of 58 left in the house that are not LEDs. I love LED lights. There's little reason now to buy anything else to replace medium screw in type base (your traditional lightbulb type) bulbs up to 75 watt equivalent. Costco and Home Depot sell these bulbs at prices that make even CFL bulbs look expensive.
Stalone and company have shown supreme command over the art form of gratuitous violence in film and have distilled numerous years of knowledge down into a series known as The Expendables. Formulaic? Sure. Trite? Ok. Throwback to the golden age of action movies known as the '80s? Most definitely. Pure fun? Absolutely.
The flipside is that you can't just say "that's biased" and ignore the science. Most science is biased in one way or another. The authors I tend to trust are the ones that are self-aware enough to actually pinpoint how they might be biased. You actually have to look at the science.
It's not enough for scientists to say "I disagree" with published peer reviewed studies on a subject. They actually have to do studies/experiments on their own to back that up in order to have any relevance on a subject outside of Fox News.