Nicole Arbour's attempt at fat shaming



This was one of the internet’s shiny objects a little while ago and I didn’t hear about it until massive loads of construct outrage and yelling had been dumped on Ms. Arbour. I don’t know how many people blocked her, reported the video for spam, or as “offensive” to the PC guardians of social media. Doesn’t matter.

I watched about 20sec. of it when it was on the retweet and share radar. I didn’t watch the whole thing because I wasn’t impressed. I’ve been dealing with weight and weight-related issues for longer than Nicole has been alive. I put up with it as a child, and children are evil little shits to each other a lot of the time. I put up with it from arrogant, idiot coworkers who thought they were clever. I’ve put up with Bible shamers quoting verses and telling me about the Seven Deadly Sins. I’ve even put up with it from waiters overseas. I’ve heard it all, and from all. So an entertainer being blunt on the Yube isn’t going to make me throw away my fries.

With all that said, I agree with the substance. She’s right.

Nicole’s bedside manner sucks. But she’s right. America’s too large. It means lots of money for Big Pharma, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, specialty clothing stores, and your undertaker. I’m one of those people who’s too big, so that’s how I dare say what I say here.

Nobody starts out fat, or obese. It’s a process…a process in how we got that way…a process in how we undo the damage. Our bodies and situations are all different. “Stop eating” isn’t useful as a method of ending obesity and returning to health. There’s a way to go about it and again, we’re not the same. So I want to encourage everyone to calm TF down and listen to what she has to say, and stop turning people in with little to no thought. Your solution is unique to you and you have to become motivated to work towards it.

Has the Kepler Space Telescope Discovered an Alien Megastructure?



By Ian O’Neill, Discovery News 10/15/2015

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope is tasked with finding small, rocky worlds orbiting distant stars. However, exoplanets aren’t the only thing Kepler can detect — stellar flares, star spots and dusty planetary rings can also pop up in the mission’s observations. See the rest at