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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:49 pm

Thanks, Shane

Something a Central Martket (Plano, TX?) might have!
Description: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_garlic

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:46 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/bride ... per-sister

:duh A bachelor party WITH A STRIPPER AND BOOZE is often a test
of the final "sowing wild oats" opportunity. Considering the pressure,
bachelors who pass the test are like saints! :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:58 pm

More about black garlic ...

Re: https://draxe.com/nutrition/black-garlic/

Interesting contrast of raw and black (heat-aged) garlic!
:idea: Choose raw garlic for the allicin + Vitamin C benefit;
choose black garlic for intensified antioxidants and flavor. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:44 pm

More about China's coronavirus ...

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... nimal.html

"Rodents and bats among other animals are slaughtered and sold in traditional 'wet markets', which tourists flock to see the 'real' side of the country. Bats are used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a series of illnesses, including coughing, Malaria and Gonorrhea. The animal's faeces is also believed to be able to cure eye diseases, according to ancient Chinese medical masterpiece Ben Cao Gang Mu."

:scratch: While many Chinese herbs have long been the proven pathway to good health,
creatures 'n critters (and their parts) might be more culinary vodoo than medicinal.
See also: https://hekint.org/2019/05/30/more-than ... -medicine/ :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:53 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/inte ... -healthier

"encourages consumption of fruit, vegetables, whole-grain breads and cereals, legumes, nuts, seeds and olive oil
with moderate amounts of fish, chicken, eggs and dairy ... and red meat once a week or less." ;)

:idea: And there's room for "snack" foods (candy, cookies, cake, pie, )
... but the more of this stuff you eat the more you wiggle. :lol:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:05 pm

Re: https://www.reviewed.com/laundry-cleani ... ign=collab

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!: Handle the handles:
Cleaning of all handles (door knobs, keyboards, phone receivers, etc.)
should be a part of frequent house cleaning! ;)

Tip1: Public bathroom door handles might have recently added bacteria.
Tip2: Anal intercourse :?: Don't go there :!: ... if bacteria is a concern. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:14 pm

About the Chinese coronavirus, now reported to be uncontrollable because of it spreading before symptoms appear ...

:idea: Face masks (for breathing protection) are getting all the attention but disposable gloves also seem important :!: A constant supply of gloves and/or disinfectant hand wipes (especially for all the public handles) may be the necessary daily norm until this virus stops spreading. A trash container in the car would be helpful for these used wipes (aka "contaminated"). :roll:

Most important: Keep your used-in-public hands away from your face :!:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:18 pm

Re: https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.ph ... -100-years

"the coronavirus can live on surfaces; for as few as five days, and as long as 28 days. So people who are sick, and who touch store counters, products on store shelves, DOOR HANDLES in public places, or who use public bathrooms, leave the virus on all those things, and the virus lives to infect others for 5 to 28 days. :shock:

Further, packages you receive via the Post Office, FedEx, UPS, Amazon or other companies, CAN HAVE VIRUS ON THEM if an infected person handled them, coughed or sneezed on them. The package arrives, you open it and now have the virus on your hands. If you touch your face, mouth or nose . . . or pick up a sandwich and eat it after touching it with your hands, POW, you're infected." :(

:idea: A simple solution for received packages is to open them carefully, discard the packaging immediately, then wash hands thoroughly (and surfaces where the package was opened). Now is a good time to start practicing 2019-nCoV hygiene while the virus might be incubating in a neighborhood near you! And NEVER touching your face before washing your used-in-public hands seems the required norm until the virus is gone (conditions must be right for the virus to live on surfaces for so long). ;)

Finally (since viruses have been threatening for decades), only a small percentage of the population will be seriously affected* ... yet it's polite to not be a carrier :roll: . * 15% is not so small with this virus :!:

:shock: OMG! All the packaged items (especially warm ones) in a store might have been handled by someone with the virus - even sneezed upon! ... just in case you're wondering "what else?! to worry about". Same simple solution: Wash hands often! ;)

:roll: Did you know that disposable masks are supposed to fit tightly on your face? ... and often have a metal strip across the nose for this purpose (press against your nose so that the mask conforms to the shape of your nose). Neither should air enter from the side of the mask if there's an opening (tape may be the best solution for this). :finger:

LOL (but it's not funny): Using a push basket in grocery stores helps maintain distance from others, especially at the checkout counter.

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:23 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/29/business ... index.html

:bana: "That's the ticket!"

Boot the faux burger and layer on real veggies (even parboiled or stir fried) ...
and be the first to offer a Paddy Melt (veggies, melted cheese, special sauce, ). :roll

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:41 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... n-U-S.html

"KFC will sell Beyond Meat's plant-based 'fried chicken' in just two US cities next month
- after a test-run sold out in a matter of HOURS" :o

:bana: OMG! Krazy Faux Chicken! ...
proof that taste/texture is more important than authenticity (and price). :?

:duh OMG! This hints that Krazy Farmed Crickets will be popular! :roll:
(given tasty battering and marketing promotion) ;)

:lol: "Have it your way!" will soon mean that a "burger"
could be made from any combination of ingredients -
ultimate solution to the planet's recycling. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:31 am

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

"This holiday the hotel chain is raising the stakes with a baby maker promo -- if sweethearts welcome a bundle of joy into their life
nine months after the Nooner rendezvous, they'll win a free stay at the Hotel Zed of their choice for the next 18 years." :roll

"The hotel, with locations in Victoria and Kelowna, is offering a four-hour 'Nooner' special on February 14, which it has done
for the past five years. Couples can check in from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rates start at $59 CAD) for some nookie,
followed by a game of post-coital ping-pong in the lounge or perhaps a sexy soak in the outdoor hot tub."

:idea: It might be best to skip that public hot tub on Nooner Day. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:51 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/29/us/9-yea ... index.html

"A 9-year-old boy who can deadlift more than twice his bodyweight is breaking powerlifting records"

:idea: Less bodyweight would require less powerlifting (for "twice his bodyweight"),
but more bodyweight actually helps to balance the weight lifted. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:07 pm

:idea: My current opinion about the coronavirus ...

Despite the alarming world news, this virus is not that much deadlier than many flu viruses! (especially problematic for the young, elderly, and those with certain medical conditions). The greater problem with this virus seems that symptoms do not appear quickly, permitting the infected to share their misfortune earlier. :(

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:50 pm

:study: More about climate change (non-human causes) ...

Re: https://strangesounds.org/2020/01/pacif ... -skin.html

"The Pacific Ocean Is Becoming so Acidic That it Dissolves Crab Shells and Destroys Tiny Scales on Sharks’ Skin"

"Methane and hydrogen sulfide are forming sulfuric acid which is coming from undersea volcanos and fractures"

Re: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmospheric_methane

"The 20-year global warming potential of methane is 84. That is, over a 20-year period,
it traps 84 times more heat per mass unit than carbon dioxide (CO2)" ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:55 am

Re: https://www.infowars.com/5g-launches-in ... -outbreak/

:idea: Probably coincidental since the coronavirus is real and believed first transmitted from an animal.
However, 5G is still controversial with long-term EMF effects unknown. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:10 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/30/africa/a ... index.html

"We all likely have a bit of Neanderthal in our DNA -- including Africans who had been thought
to have no genetic link to our extinct human relative, a new study finds." :o

:bana: Time for society to give more respect to "Man Cave" (despite design and furnishings). :roll:
... even a Mamma's Cave for those days when "Nobody's happy if Momma ain't happy."

So ... where did Neanderthals originate? ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:14 pm

:study: Re: https://www.healthline.com/health/what- ... #hydration

Good nutrition for the flu (or better health to not incubate the virus). :finger:

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!:
Viruses spread because people share what they've been incubating. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:11 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/01/us/pig-c ... index.html

"Its goal is to place more than 100 of the pigs in households as pets. In the last year, 75 of the pigs have been adopted, the sanctuary told WIS.
But some of the remaining pigs need to develop a better relationship with humans before they are ready for adoption."

:idea: Of course, no pork products should be consumed where pigs are resident pets. :roll:

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Post by Amigoo » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:49 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... orrow.html

"China's first dedicated coronavirus hospital: 1,000-bed Wuhan unit that will be
open to patients tomorrow after being built in just EIGHT DAYS" :o

:idea: Impressive construction by a focused nation :!:

Converting Wuhan to one of the world's finest medical (and health) care regions
would be especially impressive ... once information is more transparent. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:25 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... hours.html

:idea: (the following is a collection of facts about this virus) ...

"Coronaviruses are named after the Latin word 'corona', which means crown, because they are encased
by a spiked shell which resembles a royal crown."

'Until this new coronavirus was identified, there were only six different coronaviruses known to infect humans. Four of these cause a mild common cold-type illness, but since 2002 there has been the emergence of two new coronaviruses that can infect humans and result in more severe disease (Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronaviruses)." :(

"Coronaviruses in general tend to originate in animals – the similar SARS and MERS viruses are believed to have originated in civet cats and camels, respectively. The first cases of the virus in Wuhan came from people visiting or working in a live animal market in the city, which has since been closed down for investigation. Although the market is officially a seafood market, other dead and living animals were being sold there, including wolf cubs, salamanders, snakes, peacocks, porcupines and camel meat." :roll:

"Bats are a prime suspect – researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences said in a recent statement: 'The Wuhan coronavirus' natural host could be bats … but between bats and humans there may be an unknown intermediate.' And another scientific journal article has suggested the virus first infected snakes, which may then have transmitted it to people at the market in Wuhan. Peking University researchers analysed the genes of the coronavirus and said they most closely matched viruses which are known to affect snakes." :o

"So far the fatalities are quite low. Why are health experts so worried about it? Experts say the international community is concerned about the virus because so little is known about it and it appears to be spreading quickly. Experts say it is likely only the most seriously ill patients are seeking help and are therefore recorded – the vast majority will have only mild, cold-like symptoms. For those whose conditions do become more severe, there is a risk of developing pneumonia which can destroy the lungs and kill you." :shock:

Apparent quick summary: 2019-nCoV is easily transmitted, but symptoms are typically mild ... unless pneumonia develops :!:
(another web page mentioned that a prior pneumonia vaccination is helpful)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:37 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/health/how-dang ... oronavirus

"Human coronaviruses are passed through coughing and sneezing, close personal contact, touching objects
with the virus on it then touching the mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands, according to the CDC."

:oops: Reminds of the time a few decades ago when I complained to a co-worker about the slob
who was dropping used paper towels inside the bathroom door. "I'm that slob!" he confessed.
"I use them to open the door by the handle that might be contaminated with the flu."

:idea: I was going to suggest that he carry the used paper towel back to the trash can in his office,
but the teachable moment was lost as I was being taught about my use of "slob". :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:28 am

Re: https://www.blacklistednews.com/article ... y-and.html

"Though the sample sizes are still very low, there have been a few indicators suggesting coronavirus
may affect Asians more strongly due to increased Angiotensin converting enzyme 2 receptors in their lungs." :o

:idea: Hmmm ... ACE drugs are commonly prescribed to treat high blood pressure in Caucasians
(whether this is good or bad relative to the coronavirus is unknown ... apparently). :?

See also: https://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high ... hibitors#1

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:42 am

Re: https://www.studyfinds.org/men-more-tha ... t-disease/

"A picture is worth a thousand words" ...

Obviously, it takes serious muscles to do lotsa push-ups. :shock:

:idea: Plan A: Do 1 push-up today, 2 tomorrow, 3 the next day ...

:lol: Realistic Plan: 1 push-up every day for a week,
then 2 push-ups every day for a week ...

:roll: Probable Plan: 1 push-up today,
then mentally prepare for two next month.

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:54 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/peta- ... -companion

"Referring to an animal as a 'pet' or as 'it' reduces a sentient being with a personality and emotions to an inanimate object - a possession to be used in any way the 'owner' wishes. Contrary to some reports, we are not seeking to ban these words; we're simply suggesting that it would be more respectful to refer to the animals in our homes as 'animal companions' and ourselves as their 'guardians' ...

in the same way that all social movements concerned with cultivating respect have made appeals to stop using terms
that are racist or sexist or that otherwise imply that the subject is less important than the speaker"

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!: That these "animal companions" know the meanings of terms (in various languages). :o

:idea: Considering recent social trends, a pet might now be called a "dog-person", "cat-person", "bird-person",
or even "pig-person" with their sexual identity unknown (not assumed) until indicated by their behavior.
Reference books (or videos) could help identify sentient beings who do not publicly exhibit identity. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:07 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/style/article/mphet ... index.html

"But the architect is distinguished in matching a hard-nosed focus on righting past wrongs of urban planning with a sensitive approach to planning. For example, he favors natural materials for heritage projects that draw on local animistic beliefs -- traditional beliefs that inanimate objects contain spiritual energy."

:idea: Interesting article about Africa's search for new identity in architecture. 8)

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