Dave Johnson says to read carefully.
Hope everyone had a safe Halloween. Happy All Saints Day.
Enough to drive you crazy: Meat is bad for you, unless it isn’t; calories are the only thing that matter, but what the study says depends on who is reporting. The researchers concluded “When compared with dietary interventions of similar intensity, evidence from RCTs does not support low-fat diets over other dietary interventions for long-term weight loss.”
Unlikely source: The Economist isn’t where you would expect to find a report on a new canid species.
All Asking For It: On average, police in America killed 3 people every day of October. ThinkProgress has some highlights of police brutality.
TIL: Some cultures have a “Toilet God.”
Gilligan!: 22 shipwrecks found off the archipelago of Fourni.
See everyone tomorrow for some Music Monday!
Congress is officially out for the year. It’s the earliest departure in over 50 years, and the least productive Congress since World War 2. But there’s no point in beating your head against a wall to do nothing. Besides, by adjourning early, Harry Reid gave Scott Brown no excuse to miss his debate with Elizabeth Warren!
However, I must point out that Congress left a number of things undone before leaving town. Sure, maybe they’ll have better luck in the new Congress come January but I doubt it. Here’s just a few things:
Remember Come November. Register to vote NOW.
In Closing: radical Islamic cleric almost foils FBI terrorist sting; way to report “news,” CNN; didn’t Jesus say something removing the plank from your own eye first?; hope she got the job; 30 years of emoticons; now he says it; ha, if they had a clue I would still be driving their cars; and desert blooms.