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by on March 11, 2010 at 11:09 am in Web/Tech | Permalink

1 Justin Martyr March 11, 2010 at 11:41 am

#1 on chess sets: surely it doesn’t get any more politically incorrect than white versus black?

2 Moby Hick March 11, 2010 at 1:44 pm

I’m not a great chef or anything, but isn’t adding salt before cooking sort of vital for certain forms of preparation? And I’m not Jewish, but wouldn’t this outlaw the whole koshering process.

3 Tomasz Wegrzanowski March 11, 2010 at 1:55 pm

> But many chefs and restaurant owners said they are tired of politicians dictating what they can serve and what people can eat. They have opposed the city’s anti-sodium and anti-transfat campaigns.

Now evidence against salt except for a small subset of people with hypertension is somewhat dubious, but it’s really hard to sympathize with someone who wants to keep poisoning people with trans fats.

4 Josh March 11, 2010 at 2:27 pm

#7. I wondered last summer if the House GOP would do this with the Stupak amendment last summer. Looks like the Senate might this time around.

5 Sigivald March 11, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Tomasz: Nobody’s making anyone eat a gram of trans-fat if they don’t want to. (And with all the hype about them, “no trans fats!” is popular advertising these days…)

Nor is that a good use of the term “poison”. Let people risk a modest increase in the possibility of heart disease if they wish; and the rest of the risks of trans-fats are so minor as to be nobody’s god damn regulatory business in any case.

6 Will March 11, 2010 at 10:14 pm

The google indicators need work. Check out Saudi Arabia’s % agricultural land

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