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(Seattle Times)   Breatharian sees the light, gives up fasting; still can't figure out why anyone would ridicule her   (seattletimes.com) divider line 88
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2013-06-18 01:21:06 PM  
They only have one hymn. It's pretty good, but it gets old when they do it over and over again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7duPNQCp-w4
 
2013-06-18 01:21:17 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Maybe she lives in a place where the air isn't healthy enough. Like those hungry people in the Sahara. She should spend her early mornings down at Monsanto. She could breathe in just the right amount of chemicals that her body could convert or store to sugar. Then walk over to the metal works. Get some iron for her blood. Early afternoon, go down the the nuclear plant and soak up some isotped air. Just the pick me up for and afternoon of deep breathing at the paper mill (cellulose which is a kind of sugar. Sure. Why not?)


If you want radioactivity you should go to a coal plant. Nuclear reactors are very well isolated to contain trace radiaton because people tend to.complain about that kind of stuff. Yet somehow nobody cared about radiation from coal powered plants.
 
2013-06-18 01:23:29 PM  

DerAppie: Harry Freakstorm: Maybe she lives in a place where the air isn't healthy enough. Like those hungry people in the Sahara. She should spend her early mornings down at Monsanto. She could breathe in just the right amount of chemicals that her body could convert or store to sugar. Then walk over to the metal works. Get some iron for her blood. Early afternoon, go down the the nuclear plant and soak up some isotped air. Just the pick me up for and afternoon of deep breathing at the paper mill (cellulose which is a kind of sugar. Sure. Why not?)

If you want radioactivity you should go to a coal plant. Nuclear reactors are very well isolated to contain trace radiaton because people tend to.complain about that kind of stuff. Yet somehow nobody cared about radiation from coal powered plants.


Well, it's like Tim Horton's light watery coffee vs. Starbucks heavy duty coffee. Sometimes you just don't want all that extra trace radiation.
 
2013-06-18 01:24:51 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: "I was just asking a question, but there was just so much negative response that that means the question can't even be asked,"

WTF does that even mean?


It means she's an idiot. We do know what happens when people don't eat. It's not some strange mystery.
 
2013-06-18 01:30:33 PM  

Mambo Bananapatch: I wonder if she ever thought, "Gee, droughts and famines occur. How could that be if sunlight were edible?"

At some point it must have occurred to her that hunger exists even where it's sunny a lot. You could probably write a psychology textbook on whatever her rationalization was.


TFA implies she might chalk it up to a lack of belief. That's how this health BS works- if you believe in it (sunlight, crystals, other "natural and alternative" medicines) then it works. If you don't believe in it then it won't work. So you not only need to have the claimed substance, you need a fervent belief that it's effective.
 
2013-06-18 01:40:15 PM  
I'll just wait for the inevitable diet book.
 
2013-06-18 01:40:18 PM  

Ed Grubermann: MaudlinMutantMollusk: "I was just asking a question, but there was just so much negative response that that means the question can't even be asked,"

WTF does that even mean?

It means she's an idiot. We do know what happens when people don't eat. It's not some strange mystery.


Wait, you mean all those Ethiopian children in the '80s weren't full of sunshine? Because why else would their bellies be so swollen?
 
2013-06-18 01:45:20 PM  
Should have been born under a red sun.
 
2013-06-18 01:50:52 PM  

Stone Meadow: Didn't she know she needs to incorporate chlorophyll in her skin in order to live off sunlight?

[isamaras.files.wordpress.com image 550x302]


Schlock Mercenary actually dealt with that idea.  Even if your skin is completely photosynthetic, you can't absorb enough sunlight to sustain a warm-blooded creature, and so you'd still starve if you didn't eat anything.

Not to mention the fact that you can't make amino acids by photosynthesis...
 
2013-06-18 02:33:34 PM  
Breathe the pressure!  Come play my game; I'll test you!

/psychosomatic
//addict
///insane
 
2013-06-18 02:51:06 PM  
If only people could live off of sheer stupidity alone.  The world would need a lot less food.
 
2013-06-18 02:59:34 PM  

CaliNJGuy: Maybe if she would have looked around she could have seen the homeless live outside and are in the sunshine a lot yet still seem to find the need to ask people for money so they can EAT.


Yes, I'm sure that's why they are asking people for money. If you were to bypass the middleman and just give them food directly, they'd be even more appreciative, I'll wager. They probably even offer to work off the debt somehow.
 
2013-06-18 03:25:13 PM  

nytmare: CaliNJGuy: Maybe if she would have looked around she could have seen the homeless live outside and are in the sunshine a lot yet still seem to find the need to ask people for money so they can EAT.

Yes, I'm sure that's why they are asking people for money. If you were to bypass the middleman and just give them food directly, they'd be even more appreciative, I'll wager. They probably even offer to work off the debt somehow.


That is the litmus test to see if they are legit. Offer to walk with them to a burger stand or grocery store and buy them food. Truly hungry will be grateful, the others won't.
 
2013-06-18 03:29:50 PM  

nytmare: CaliNJGuy: Maybe if she would have looked around she could have seen the homeless live outside and are in the sunshine a lot yet still seem to find the need to ask people for money so they can EAT.

Yes, I'm sure that's why they are asking people for money. If you were to bypass the middleman and just give them food directly, they'd be even more appreciative, I'll wager. They probably even offer to work off the debt somehow.


Newsflash:  Many homeless people deal with addictions and mental illness (which go hand in hand more often than they don't) and may use the money you give them to buy drugs or booze.  They are also mistrustful of people giving them food because they fear they may be poisoned or drugged.  More at 11:00.

Seriously though the fact that they might purchase drugs or alcohol is not a reason to refuse to give homeless people money.  It's a rationalization to avoid feeling guilty about it. First of all you shouldn't feel guilty for not helping them out. It's not mandatory and you aren't exactly alone. Lots of people don't help the homeless.

If you do feel guilty though convincing yourself that they are subhuman scum isn't really going to make you feel better about not helping them. In the long run you'll still feel shiatty.
 
2013-06-18 03:36:11 PM  

buckler: germ78: TheCruxOfTheBiscuitIsTheApostrophe: Think like a vegetable, live like a vegetable.

/thinks she forgot the manure.

I dunno, she sure took in a lot of bullshiat at some point to believe that "Breatharianism".

This story sounds like the plotline to a Portlandia skit.

Just from reading her Facebook page, she seems to have bought into every new age scam that was thrown her way. Kind of sad, really.


 Sort of reminds me of how some 'murcuns reacted to metric tools, they'd grab everything to find anything that would work.
The only one I know for certain is that a 14 mm and a 9/16 are interchangeable.
I had no better luck with religions.
Became a Satanist.
Better parties.
Till they turn orthodox.
Sold my soul to Rock N Roll!
The dude never even looked in the sack.
 
2013-06-18 03:42:32 PM  

Mock26: She did not die?  I am disappointed.


I came here to say this, I am truly, truly disappointed
 
2013-06-18 03:48:16 PM  

akula: Mambo Bananapatch: I wonder if she ever thought, "Gee, droughts and famines occur. How could that be if sunlight were edible?"

At some point it must have occurred to her that hunger exists even where it's sunny a lot. You could probably write a psychology textbook on whatever her rationalization was.

TFA implies she might chalk it up to a lack of belief. That's how this health BS works- if you believe in it (sunlight, crystals, other "natural and alternative" medicines) then it works. If you don't believe in it then it won't work. So you not only need to have the claimed substance, you need a fervent belief that it's effective.



Read some of the background articles.  She's a classic hippy-dippy.  Changed her name to the Hindi word for "new", and bases all this breatharian crap off something that a yogi was purported to have done.

If you're not enlightened and on a higher plane of consciousness, then of course you can't live on sunshine.
 
2013-06-18 03:48:34 PM  

ReverendJimBobHammer: Mock26: She did not die?  I am disappointed.

I came here to say this, I am truly, truly disappointed


"Son, I am disappoint."
 
2013-06-18 04:03:59 PM  
"The haters, I think when people say something bad about somebody else, they're really talking about themselves."

Right, what I'm really saying is that  I'm a stupid idiot who nearly killed herself because she somehow made it six decades past kindergarten without learning why plants are green and people aren't.
 
2013-06-18 04:10:38 PM  
She was doing it wrong...

"It is better to have some diet coke in your bloodstream (if possible) before starting the meditation exercise.  You may drink as much as you desire of diet coke in the 20 oz and 1 liter sizes and at McDonald's (with caffeine) in the plastic bottles only.  The double-quarter-pounder/with cheese meal at McDonald's is the other part of this diet."
 
2013-06-18 04:21:10 PM  

Egoy3k: Seriously though the fact that they might purchase drugs or alcohol is not a reason to refuse to give homeless people money.


I don't give money to the homeless because they are more than likely going to waste it buying some camera equipment and streaming server time to broadcast some cockamamie "experiment".
 
2013-06-18 04:32:07 PM  
FTA: Doctors have warned that it is not possible for humans to photosynthesize, and four deaths have been linked to people who apparently had tried.

And nothing of value was lost.
 
2013-06-18 04:38:10 PM  
"Vegetables sauteed in water."

You mean boiled?
 
2013-06-18 04:47:50 PM  

ReverendJimBobHammer: Mock26: She did not die?  I am disappointed.

I came here to say this, I am truly, truly disappointed


According to the article, she's resuming eating with a "meal" of a spoonful of lemon juice and a spoonful of maple syrup. At this rate, there's still a good chance. Her metabolites are going to be all out of whack for a while yet.
 
2013-06-18 05:00:28 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: "I was just asking a question, but there was just so much negative response that that means the question can't even be asked,"

WTF does that even mean?


Anyone got a cookie?
 
2013-06-18 05:22:22 PM  

FrancoFile: akula: Mambo Bananapatch: I wonder if she ever thought, "Gee, droughts and famines occur. How could that be if sunlight were edible?"

At some point it must have occurred to her that hunger exists even where it's sunny a lot. You could probably write a psychology textbook on whatever her rationalization was.

TFA implies she might chalk it up to a lack of belief. That's how this health BS works- if you believe in it (sunlight, crystals, other "natural and alternative" medicines) then it works. If you don't believe in it then it won't work. So you not only need to have the claimed substance, you need a fervent belief that it's effective.


Read some of the background articles.  She's a classic hippy-dippy.  Changed her name to the Hindi word for "new", and bases all this breatharian crap off something that a yogi was purported to have done.

If you're not enlightened and on a higher plane of consciousness, then of course you can't live on sunshine.


Well, shiat. I'm off to get a Quarter Pounder then.
 
2013-06-18 06:00:42 PM  
"Doctors have warned that it is not possible for humans to photosynthesize, and four deaths have been linked to people who apparently had tried."

And nothing of value was lost.
 
2013-06-18 06:59:45 PM  
Now she can move on to drinking 2 gallons of water (hyponatremia), or soy sauce (hypernatremia)!

Seriously, Darwin has the knives out for this doofus.
 
2013-06-18 07:01:12 PM  

anfrind: Stone Meadow: Didn't she know she needs to incorporate chlorophyll in her skin in order to live off sunlight?

[isamaras.files.wordpress.com image 550x302]

Schlock Mercenary actually dealt with that idea.  Even if your skin is completely photosynthetic, you can't absorb enough sunlight to sustain a warm-blooded creature, and so you'd still starve if you didn't eat anything.

Not to mention the fact that you can't make amino acids by photosynthesis...


Um, I must confess that I had to look that up...never having heard of Schlock Mercenary. *hangs head in shame*

And while you are correct about photosynthesis, let's not take it too far. After all, I was linking to a 40-year old photo of an actress with green skin paint, not making a serious point about biology. :)
 
2013-06-18 07:29:00 PM  

Thai_Mai_Xhu: ReverendJimBobHammer: Mock26: She did not die?  I am disappointed.

I came here to say this, I am truly, truly disappointed

"Sun, I am disappoint."


Fixed that for you.
 
2013-06-18 07:55:53 PM  

FrancoFile: If you're not enlightened and on a higher plane of consciousness, then of course you can't live on sunshine.


Even if I was into this woo, I'd assume that you had to separate your soul/being/whatever from your corporeal body in order to derive sustenance from light. At which point you'd be, you know, dead. But you'd be an astral traveler, so wouldn't that be worth it?
 
2013-06-18 08:11:47 PM  

foxyshadis: FrancoFile: If you're not enlightened and on a higher plane of consciousness, then of course you can't live on sunshine.

Even if I was into this woo, I'd assume that you had to separate your soul/being/whatever from your corporeal body in order to derive sustenance from light. At which point you'd be, you know, dead. But you'd be an astral traveler, so wouldn't that be worth it?


I'm not sure.  If the Celestial TSA is always groping my aura, I might just stay home.
 
2013-06-18 08:22:34 PM  
She says she's quitting on Wednesday in part because she's run out of money, and in part because of the public reaction.
"I was just asking a question, but there was just so much negative response that that means the question can't even be asked," she said.
She also says that she didn't want to be responsible for others trying "Living on Light" without having their "belief systems lined up." She says that would be like "giving a loaded shotgun to a baby."


And because she was farking hungry!

But no, can't admit that, that would admit error.
 
2013-06-18 08:34:52 PM  

Mambo Bananapatch: I wonder if she ever thought, "Gee, droughts and famines occur. How could that be if sunlight were edible?"

At some point it must have occurred to her that hunger exists even where it's sunny a lot. You could probably write a psychology textbook on whatever her rationalization was.


According to them, you have to have the right frame of mind (meditation involved?) to  correctly achieve the "Living off sun and water" effect.
 
2013-06-18 08:42:18 PM  
"but there was just so much negative response that that means the question can't even be asked"

so, the question can be asked... any anyone with an ounce of sense already knows the answer. The answer is "No, and you're a either delusional or stupid to think otherwise"
 
2013-06-18 09:10:05 PM  
Nothing I hate more than a quitter.
 
2013-06-18 09:57:46 PM  

LOL:


Doctors have warned that it is not possible for humans to photosynthesize, and four deaths have been linked to people who apparently had tried.
 
2013-06-18 11:10:07 PM  

DirkTheDaring: How the fnck do you "run out of money" from not buying food?


Medical bills and psychological evaluations?
 
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