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(NBC News)   The tanning industry has joined forces to form a lobbying group designed to combat all the vicious lies being spread by hostile scientists about the dangers of UV exposure and promote a "fair and balanced" look at their industry. Hm, sounds familiar   (openchannel.nbcnews.com) divider line 11
    More: Obvious, American Academy of Dermatology, ultraviolet light, Texas Attorney General, skin cancers, Asa, tanning bed  
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2013-01-22 10:56:00 AM
3 votes:
Pretty ham handed operation here. A press release about how you're going to pay scientists to say what you want them to say?

I think these folks have spent too much time microwaving their brains.
2013-01-22 11:06:47 AM
2 votes:
The Heartland institute are the same bastards that tried to tell us tobacco wasn't that bad and are now trying to tell us all our activities can't affect the atmosphere. If they lied about 2nd hand smoke, do you think they care about the air of the Earth? Maybe they are just pro-smoking to the extreme. To them if it smokes it's good, except pot. They don't care if you get a lungful of car exhaust or tobacco smoke, but God forbid you smoke that hippy demon weed.
2013-01-22 01:07:20 PM
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HotWingConspiracy: Diogenes: HotWingConspiracy: Pretty ham handed operation here. A press release about how you're going to pay scientists to say what you want them to say?

I think these folks have spent too much time microwaving their brains.

Remember when it was the 4 out of 5 experts that counted?  Now it's the 5th one who got paid to disagree that matters.

Majority opinion is socialism.


In an effort to offer both sides of issues, media outlets always treat the 5th scientist's opinion on par with the opinion of scientists 1 through 4. This creates the perception that there is no majority opinion.
2013-01-22 12:51:25 PM
1 votes:
The color of the girl's skin takes a backseat to her willingness to sleep with me.

Just thought I'd throw that out there.
2013-01-22 12:05:34 PM
1 votes:

Mr Guy: xanadian: Oh, hell, what do I know? Maybe skin cancer was the #1 killer back in the paleo age.

In a circle of life kind of way, there's absolutely no coincidence that the anti-oxidants you need to protect your skin from the sun are the exact ones provided by berries and vegetables that you must be in the sun to harvest. Blueberries grow in thickets, carrots and tubers grow in fields, etc etc. Modern society has disconnected our food sources from their purposes, and the reason we cultivated those plants in the first place. Then we suddenly act shocked when we aren't able to do what we used to be able to do, and we act like it's humans that have changed. We have, but only in our heads, not in our genetics. Almost all of us, in pursuit of brain power, have treated the body like a seperate thing that we can let waste away on it's own, because we're "busy". Meanwhile, we all carry twenty or thirty pounds less muscle than we should, and push our body fats and subcutaneous fat layer down to almost nothing, and wonder why we're tired, weak, and sick all the time.


Don't most developed nations have an issue with obesity? We're not really pushing our body fat down to nothing.
2013-01-22 12:02:19 PM
1 votes:

xanadian: Oh, hell, what do I know? Maybe skin cancer was the #1 killer back in the paleo age.


In a circle of life kind of way, there's absolutely no coincidence that the anti-oxidants you need to protect your skin from the sun are the exact ones provided by berries and vegetables that you must be in the sun to harvest. Blueberries grow in thickets, carrots and tubers grow in fields, etc etc. Modern society has disconnected our food sources from their purposes, and the reason we cultivated those plants in the first place. Then we suddenly act shocked when we aren't able to do what we used to be able to do, and we act like it's humans that have changed. We have, but only in our heads, not in our genetics. Almost all of us, in pursuit of brain power, have treated the body like a seperate thing that we can let waste away on it's own, because we're "busy". Meanwhile, we all carry twenty or thirty pounds less muscle than we should, and push our body fats and subcutaneous fat layer down to almost nothing, and wonder why we're tired, weak, and sick all the time.
2013-01-22 11:16:51 AM
1 votes:
My wife used to frequently use tanning beds and lay out in the sun. In 2010 she discovered a strange looking mole on her leg. Went to the dermatologist and the mole turned out to be Stage 1 melanoma. Luckily, she caught it early and was able to have it removed.

The oncologist went in and cut out an inch around the spot of the mole to make sure it was all gone. So far, so good.

Here is a pic of the stitches:

  i.imgur.com
2013-01-22 11:01:45 AM
1 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: Pretty ham handed operation here. A press release about how you're going to pay scientists to say what you want them to say?

I think these folks have spent too much time microwaving their brains.


Remember when it was the 4 out of 5 experts that counted?  Now it's the 5th one who got paid to disagree that matters.
2013-01-22 10:58:19 AM
1 votes:

Sybarite: I hear they've hired a spokesman.

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Maybe, or maybe they just read Merchants of Doubt.
2013-01-22 10:57:11 AM
1 votes:
For some reason I read tanning in the definition of making leather... which I suppose you could argue is what some people do to their skin in tanning booths. But I kept thinking "PETA is at it again".

/need more caffeine
2013-01-22 10:01:32 AM
1 votes:

Sybarite: I hear they've hired a spokesman.

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Pfft.  Obviously it needs to be:

msnbcmedia.msn.com

Plus, she's so well-spoken.
 
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