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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:26 pm

:study: Re: https://www.americanthinker.com/article ... ntist.html

"almost no one on the street is practicing proper infection control with regard to COVID-19." :o

"The mask you wear all day gets contaminated from within by your exhalations and from without by the exhalations of others. Is anyone putting on a new mask every hour? Of course not. Even the best N-95 mask is a hotbed of germs, inside and out, after just a few hours. Paper masks degrade even faster, and cloth masks and bandanas are effective only for bank-robbing. They're literally sieves when it comes to microscopic bugs." ;)

"And don't even get me started on the 'six-foot social distancing rule.' It's a made up, arbitrary distance. Someone sneezing sends droplets much farther — someone yelling, farther still. The length of a football field is probably the ideal for social distancing." :roll:

Apparent best plan: Maintain a good immune system;
6' distance is still good if the wind's behind* ... and no one's there.
This virus' mantra: "All behinds are mine in due time." :(

* If you be sick, stay home :!:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:29 pm

:study: Re: https://www.vice.com/en_in/article/m7jj ... g-lockdown

"Conspiracy theorists claim ... that coronavirus death figures have been inflated, the lockdown is unlawful
and Bill Gates is somehow responsible for it all."

:idea: While the youngsters were opining about the coronavirus millions, "Fuhgetaboutit!" mumbled Opinionated Opel
at the end of the bar. "You only need one hole in the ground for your disbelieving arsse." :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:40 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/29/politics ... index.html

"The 5-4 ruling is a win for supporters of abortion rights who argued that the law was not medically necessary and amounted to a veiled attempt to restrict abortion. The law barred doctors from performing the procedure unless they had admitting privileges at a nearby hospital."

:idea: Essentially, a technical point of law (while abortion is still legal).
Opponents had devised a way to limit abortions: deny admitting privileges to doctors who perform abortions.
This ruling just means that abortion opponents need to find other ways to limit these procedures. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:34 pm

Re: https://www.debka.com/who-warns-new-cov ... dangerous/

"It took three months for the first one million people to become infected, but just eight days to clock up the latest million.
The fast-climbing rate, especially in the US, is the result of governments relaxing lockdown restrictions too early" :(

:idea: Most likely, the first lockdown kept the incubating viruses confined to families and close friends.
With premature lifting of lockdown, many incubators (most asymptomatic) rushed out and shared the virus,
of course, not intentionally but still ignoring the mask rule and contributing to the "eight days". :roll:

:scratch: However, sharing must have been occuring a week or two before these eight days,
considering the typical asymptomatic period before any symptoms appear. ;)
And continuing influence on statistics is the increasing rate of testing.

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:13 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/thomas ... siana-case ,
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/29/politics ... index.html

:cheers: Good counter-point but overlooks that Roe v Wade became law, followed by similar rulings
which support the majority opinion about Louisiana. Roe v Wade will have to be overturned first
before the Louisana law can be invalidated ... apparently. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:27 pm

:study: Re: https://www.chron.com/local/article/Har ... 374352.php

"Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced Sunday that she is in self-quarantine after being potentially exposed to COVID-19 last week. According to a statement released by Hidalgo's office, exposure happened on Monday June 22 through a staff member at Hidalgo's office."

"there are thousands of residents across Harris County that are increasingly finding themselves in the same position"

:idea: Note the mask that Hidalgo is wearing (not "medical grade"),
OK for brief encounters (?) - not for close contact in offices. :o

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:43 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/29/politics ... index.html ,
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/thomas ... siana-case

Lost in this debate is that the law prevented more doctors from performing abortion,
but did not consider why more doctors would be willing. Perhaps, like street drugs,
both users and pushers are related problems (no demand - no sales). :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:47 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/balm ... index.html

"Part of the problem is that we are seeing a lot of non biodegradable wipes being discarded in the countryside"

"people are choosing to relieve themselves right next to busy paths or monuments rather than move a little bit further away"

:duh "Does a bear sit in the woods?!" comes to mind
(people are animals during elimination urgency). :o

Castle: "Just move a little bit further away!"
Tourist: "What? Where the animals go?" :roll:

:bana: Apparently, every tour group must have
a designated pooper scooper (tip well). ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:31 pm

:study: Re: https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/06/ ... ryone.html

"New Jersey will not reopen indoor dining this week as planned in the first major reversal of the state’s Phase 2 coronavirus reopening plan"

"Indoor dining was scheduled to resume Thursday along with several other big reopening steps including Atlantic City casinos, amusement parks, boardwalk rides and arcades ahead of the busy July 4th weekend. The canceled reopening also includes wedding venues and banquet halls. But the reopening of casinos remains scheduled for Thursday." :?

:idea: Best guess: Gambling is gambling, whether with your life or your life savings. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:46 am

:study: Re: https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/j ... rt-renamed

"Those who knew him, knew he judged everyone as an individual and believed everyone deserved an equal opportunity ... He called out bigotry when he saw it. He hired and worked with people of all races, creeds, and sexual orientations. John Wayne stood for the very best for all of us -- a society that doesn’t discriminate against anyone seeking the American dream."

"would be an injustice to judge him based on a single interview, as opposed to the full picture of who he was."

:idea: Renaming the airport reflects one more instance where the media seizes a momentary negativity to create news-selling controversy. Unfortunately, all this news manipulation is oozing toward redefinition of BLM: "Bluster Lacking Muster"

[Merriam-Webster] "act of careful examination or consideration to determine whether something is acceptable or good enough"

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:35 pm

More commentary about the "Bluster" ...

Re: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2rEB7i6eL8

"an oxymoronic and disingenuous organization"

"an offensive and condescending organization whose hypocrisy is blatantly evident."

Translation? Anti-racism movement is now besmearched by "anarchism". :(

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:48 pm

Re: https://www.yahoo.com/finance/watch-spa ... 01499.html

SpaceX has transformed satellite launches into (almost) daily "bus service",
symbolism of a new era in near-space usage and exploration!

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:00 pm

Re: https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/83-to ... ng-scandal

"several billion in gold bars never existed and yet resulted in a cascade of subsequent cash flow events allowing tens of billions in funds to be released, 'benefiting' not only founder Jia, but China's broader economy. Which is, needless to say, terrifying: because whereas just after the financial crisis China was engaged in building ghost cities, everyone knew these were a symbol of demand that would never materialize"

"once Chinese creditors or insurance companies start testing the 'collateral' they have received in exchange for tens of billions in loans and discover, to their 'amazement', that instead of gold they are proud owners of tungsten or copper, they have two choices: reveal the fraud, risking tremendous adverse consequences and/or prison time, or quietly buy up all the gold needed to literally fill the void from years of gold counterfeiting."

:idea: Interesting reading (or warning) if you're fond of gold bars.

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:20 pm

:study: Re: https://nypost.com/2020/05/16/why-life- ... c-of-1969/

"Why American life went on as normal during the killer pandemic of 1969"

:duh However, H3N2 was not COVID-19 (a more contagious virus)
and H3N2 is a "flu virus" whereas COVID-19 is a "coronavirus",
apparently bio-engineered (not a mutation of existing flu). :shock:

:idea: Evidence to date hints that COVID-19 is not going to be seasonal
because this virus keeps spreading whenever allowed ... and because
it's contagious during the multi-week period where asymptomatic,
newly infected people go on with life as normal. ;)

:( From the economic perspective (and popular view), it's better to allow
the disease to spread than try to prevent it with lockdowns; a view
complementary to belief that the world is overpopulated. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:00 pm

:study: Re: https://www.studyfinds.org/there-could- ... omers-say/

“Our Milky Way has as many as 400 billion stars, with seven per cent of them being G-type.
That means less than six billion stars may have Earth-like planets in our Galaxy,”

"Earth is the only planet sitting in that zone — not too far so that all water will freeze
and not too close to bring water to a deathly boil." 8)

:idea: Enlightening perspective about possibility of life on other planets:
Does water exist in a "Goldilocks zone" :?:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:31 pm

:study: Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... t-bar.html

"University of Florida grad and her two roommates all test positive for COVID-19 after going for a night out at a bar -
despite insisting that they'd all 'be fine' " :roll:

:idea: COVID-19 is a mental thing - believe it's nothing and you'll become a believer ... in something ... positively. ;)
Test indicates 1-2 weeks for symptoms to appear. It's still mysterious why younger people are more susceptible now. :scratch:
Their common symptoms hint that virus quantity and time of exposure are significant (they're roommates!).

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:24 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/mans ... sh-twitter

"Man's complaint about 'crappy' restaurant service met with sarcastic backlash on Twitter"

:idea: Nonetheless, underscores an important point about restaurants:
we go for the food AND the service, otherwise eating at another restaurant
(or at home) becomes Plan B, oft repeated. Lotsa Plan Bs, oft repeated,
can mean near-term closure for struggling restaurants. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:08 pm

:study: Re: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/walmart-to ... -t-shirts/

"The nation's largest retailer said it's indefinitely halting sales of items declaring 'All Lives Matter' after hearing from some workers and customers who questioned the intent behind the phrase.'We will continue to sell other variations, including Blue Lives Matter' "

Logically (for Walmart), now is a good time to sell "Some Lives Matter". :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:31 am

:study: Re: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/walmart-to ... -t-shirts/
nation's largest retailer said it's indefinitely halting sales of items declaring 'All Lives Matter'
:duh Surprisingly, this exemplifies "political correctness" to the extreme ...
when a mass merchandiser prefers to focus on a subset of its customers
(essentially those who protest the loudest). :o

Walmart is not (or was not) a political organization - it sells products!
Even competitive sports teams have equal representation in products!
From the grocery perspective, "low hanging fruit" is symbolic. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:35 am

:study: Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech ... rings.html

"The pathogen responsible for COVID-19 is mainly found in respiratory droplets expelled by infected individuals during coughing,
sneezing, or even talking and breathing" ... and singing, shouting, sighing, or saying. :roll:

"Results showed that loosely folded face masks and bandana-style coverings provide minimal stopping-capability
for the smallest respiratory droplets. Whereas well-fitted homemade masks with multiple layers of quilting fabric,
and off-the-shelf cone style masks, proved to be the most effective." :roll

:idea: That non-medical masks can be somewhat protective hints that this virus spreads mostly by asymptomatic people
who are not wearing a mask. Masked recipients of their droplets do not have eye protection and do not wash their face/hands
after exposure ... because they don't know that they were exposed (unless a sneeze or cough occurred). :o

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Re: World Views

Post by happyrain » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:05 am

dear rod,
i see you're dizzy, banging your head on the virtual brick wall and once again asking for your medication.

i have your prescription here, it seems to have been updated. the notice says that you turn off the news for a day and spend time in nature. =)

your fellow texan
HR
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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:54 am

Yes, the news keeps suggesting that this virus will continue spreading
regardless of lockdowns, quarantines, masks, prayers, or whatever!
Some will die! Many will live! "Deal with it!" Sayeth the news. :roll:

:idea: Yes, time to cut the cord (to the internet) and read a book,
like: "3000 Spanish Words They Won't Teach You In School". ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:11 pm

:study: Re: https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2020/07/0 ... 60-vpx.cnn

'Good luck, you're on your own!' :roll:

:idea: While anti-President, this statement reflects society in general - worldwide -
with groups of people following (or not) sometimes conflicting advice from experts (or not).

"You're on your own!" ... but find advice you can believe, then follow it :!:

:scratch: "Say what?!" You're on your own! ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:25 pm

Re: https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/gov ... hout-apps/

"A company named Mobilewalla released a report titled, 'George Floyd Protester Demographics: Insights Across 4 Major US Cities.'

It produced 60 pie charts detailing what percent of protesters in these demonstrations were male or female, young adult (18–34);
middle-aged (35-54), or older (55+); and 'African-American,' 'Caucasian/Others,' 'Hispanic,' or 'Asian-American.' "

:idea: Data included tracking smart phones and knowing personal information about the owners. :o

Perhaps like the popular advertising "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas",
What you do NOT say/do in public remains private - even non-controversial. ;)

:scratch: Say what?" "Mum's the word" -Shakespeare

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:37 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech ... nline.html

"Microsoft is banning the use of the confederate flag in the racing game, Forza
... It also banned Nazi symbols and imperialist Japan's rising sun flag.
Players who use the flag must be reported before being banned." :o

:bana: Speaking of technology, within a few decades ...
it will be possible to ban even based on taboo thoughts
(head device will be available first, then brain implant). 8)

:duh Not to worry! Taboo thoughts, by then, can be erased
or replaced by politically correct thinking (chip in the brain).

Apparently the flags will be left in the game to test you.
(May the Forza be with you! ... or against you) :salut:

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