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  1. But please, don't . City people always bring their troubles with them and the countryside vanishes. First they complain about the dusty and muddy roads and demand pavement, then they complain about the noises and odors from the farms and the farm machinery on the roads. Then they want sidewalks and bigger, fancier schools, and it goes on and on. City people are not cut out for country living!
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  2. I have thought for one second, and one second was enough for me to ask why have we not yet banned this person? Maybe someone can come up with a good reason. Then again, maybe not . . .
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  3. Ocean, this is kinda wrong to blame on chinese, it could have happened anywhere and anytime. Let me explain by copy-pasting a reply of a friend of mine to a fb-petition asking to ban live animal markets in China: Zoonotic (from Greek: ζῷον zoon "animal" and νόσος nosos "sickness") transmission can occur in any context in which there is companionistic (pets), economic (farming, etc.), predatory (hunting, butchering or consuming wild game) or research contact with or consumption of non-human animals, animal products, or animal derivatives. ... So this petition is missing a few FYI. I mean 7
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  4. Good point. Very much like the lice killing off an unhealthy garden, this covid-19 pandemic seems to be killing primarily people who are vulnerable due to other pre-existing health problems. That includes the frail elderly people who have already been given a death sentence by being sent to nursing homes. People with heart disease, diabetes, obesity etc who are also somewhat older, but not elderly, are not strong enough to fight off a flu-like infection, are also more vulnerable to fall victim to this illness. I can’t find a single documented case of covid-19 killing anybody under the age of
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  5. While I agree that we are all going to be infected at some time or other, I don't agree with your statement that there is a 3% mortality rate average over the entire population. There is no way that anyone can possibly know that. The 3% mortality rate is only among confirmed cases and most of those confirmed cases are people who have severe symptoms that require medical attention, and so have been tested for the virus. The actual number of people who have been infected, but who have Not become ill enough to seek medical help and who have not been tested, is much higher. When you use that t
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  6. As I stated before, even spacetime can encode memory. How this all links to the eraser experiment soley depends on whether we give up a niave interpretation of nonlocality. (actually Wolf came to this conclusion first, it was only in conversations did we seem to independently agree on this). https://www.sciencenews.org/article/scientists-entangled-quantum-memories-linked-over-long-distances?fbclid=IwAR1KC5jTxVS7eEzlnToE_rgLkklkAhAwC2qzsPp0ueA6N_ta0KAP-FrbKyM
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  7. Looks like the Wiki article you found is quite informative and there isn’t much more I can add to that. I will just say that what you describe is almost certainly some sort of microbe infection. I use the word infection very deliberately here, rather than contamination, because it is an important distinction that needs to be made, both in thinking about the problem and solving it. The microbes need only a small amount of water to live in and the diesel fuel is the food that they feed on. The dark slimy stuff that clogs fuel filters and injectors is their waste products. You can clean fil
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  8. According to Donald Trump the Coronavirus is fake news and people are at low risk for being infected, read more at https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/486559-trump-fake-news-media-democrats-working-to-inflame-the-coronavirus P.S. I tend to agree the coronavirus isn't as bad as the media is making it out to be, only 100,000 people infected and 3600 deaths, it's a very weak virus considering that chickenpox used to infect 4 million people per year and the flu infects 45 million people per year with 12,000 to 61,000 deaths. In my opinion this coronavirus scare is the biggest hoax in t
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  9. I think this has gone on long enough and is going nowhere so I’m locking this. Hopefully we can find something more interesting to discuss. Edit: Since new posts were made in the "Corona virus is Fake News" thread on this topic, I have moved them here.
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  10. Turtle

    Giant Space Javelin

    Yes; unobtanium. :Ebomb:
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  11. See Olber's Paradox The assumption is for a universe that is infinitely old, with an infinitely large number of stars distributed homogenously in an infinite space. In that case, the entire sky would be as bright as the surface of a star. The resolution is the observed fact that the universe is finitely old and is expanding. This, coupled with the finite speed of light means that only a finite number of stars can be observed from Earth. Also, redshift of light, caused by the expansion, shifts observable light into the microwave range, as we see in the cosmic microwave background which do
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  12. GAHD

    Mask Rules Expand

    Weird how the % fatality rate went down from 3.5% to 2.75% to now 1% in only 7 months WITHOUT ANY TREATMENT CHANGES. Almost like it's actual overall fatality is around 0.006 or less and was/is artificially spiked by high visibility sample sizes being burned out early on... But heay, that's just statistics. Math is silly. Guess we'll find out if/when the burn-through finishes happening. Then again Flu season is coming up, I wonder if people will drop dead of the regular seasonal flu but still be counted as -19? NB= Not Bad? No Bueno? Hint: If recovery from a FIRST infection doesn't prote
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  13. This is absolutely true. In fact, the more positive test results, the better for achieving herd immunity.
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  14. GAHD

    Mask Rules Expand

    Facemasks in medicine are mainly to prevent flesh-eating bacteria from getting into a patient's open wounds though the breathing of the doctor/nurse/observer. if your surgeon "clears their throat" you should probably reschedule, or double-down on antiseptics and antibiotics. It's the same with hand washing: BACTERIA not VIRUS are the main concern and efficacy. Viral particles are NOT going to be blocked by either a surgical mask OR the cheap cloth ones people "feel good" about wearing. Just like a lot of other viruses in it's larger family, CoViD19 uses a pathway in mucoid tissues to infect
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  15. OceanBreeze

    Mask Rules Expand

    Even the experts say that masks may be helpful in only a few situations. OK, but look at this pair of interesting facts in juxtaposition: One of the symptoms of covid is shortness of breath or difficulty breathing According to experts, face masks shouldn’t be used by people who have trouble breathingThe takeaway is, although face masks may do some good in some cases, they can do some harm in other cases. Therefore, mandatory use by all is dangerous and an overreach of authority. A couple of other interesting facts: Almost all people who need to be hospitalized “for covid-19” have other exi
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  16. Thoth has some serious talking points. So what is your solution?? What is so great about BLM?? what have they actually done for the betterment of Black Lives instead of trying to destroy a prosperous system? Equal Outcomes is not a feasible reality. Everyone who makes good decisions, works hard, and is a generally cool person, has every opportunity to succeed in this country. Systematic Racism is a recently made up term. Blacks already have a leg up with affirmative action and lower standards for college entrance, along with every other right afforded to Americans. It boils down to the bre
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  17. Because they've raised well over a billion dollars lately , with the NFL giving them $250 million the other day.. And what have they done/are doing with the money?? Have they cleared ground for a new community center? started a trust for scholarships? build new housing? Paid for funerals for countless black Chicago murder victims? Buy laptops for poor students stuck at home?? BLM is horsesh*t. The words Black Lives Matter is true. But the organization doesn't really care about BLM, otherwise they'd be marching in Chicago, Baltimore, and New York instead of setting fires, looting business,
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  18. Black Lives Matter is a Marxist revolutionary movement aimed at transforming the United States into a communist dystopia. BLM states that it wants to abolish the nuclear family, police, prisons and capitalism. BLM leaders have threatened to "burn down the system" if their demands are not met. They are also training militias. "Cutting the LAPD budget means longer responses to 911 emergency calls, officers calling for backup won't get it, and rape, murder and assault investigations won't occur or will take forever to initiate, let alone complete." — Los Angeles Police Protective League, the
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  19. montgomery

    The Gun Goon Song

    AKA The NRA Song. Guns are neat, Guns are sweet Guns the tool, what makes you cool. Guns are fine, Guns are mine Guns are things, that Jesus brings! Guns for loonies, Guns for cons Guns for Moonies, Guns for moms! Guns are fun for everyone, buy them up by the ton. Guns for me, Guns for you, Guns for nuts and children too! Guns at home, Guns at work, Guns at play, Guns berserk! Tons and tons of great big Guns, Are tons and tons of great big fun! I’ve got Guns up my nose ‘tween my ears and by my toes. I’m no fool, I’m so cool, I take Guns to my school. I take Guns to my car, to the store and to
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  20. Don't you find it kinda ironic that "socialist" countries are the ones that tend to force a person to do things though(EG USSR)? It's that nasty truth that "it wasn't real communism" and "it wasn't real socialism" is often used to pass-off guilt from the mechanisms in play that result in forced labor. Sure, Monarchy is often horrible too(the middle east and european history as example) but at least you can blame that on a very small group and not a dispersed network of soulless "policy" and "just following orders." Of course, the USA and Canada are kinda guilty of it too. The prison systems
    2 points
  21. GAHD

    Invade Canada

    I mean, there's an invasion of 18-20 year old yankees every year. They usually pass out from the real alchohol and need to be saved from hypothermic death. I've had to personally pick up 3 different yanks from the snow and deliver them to the drunk tank over the years. Sadly none of them were cute women I could get a green card out of...
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  22. Dave, and Mod, and Alex, and even that freak FreeThinker are missed. Haven't seen hide nor hair of most of the old crew in a long time. On your question: One intuitive way to grasp it is that Gravity can pack more "space per area." Light still travels at C, but there is more distance-per-area for it to travel when there's more stress on space itself so it takes more time for it to get past that area. That's drastically over-simplified, but it's an intuitive way to grasp at the invisible forces at play.
    2 points
  23. SR deals specifically with local coodinate systems and inertial observers. That's why it's special, not general.
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  24. I don’t see any real difference between the Russians providing the Taliban with weapons (which we know they are doing) or offering a bounty to kill US and coalition troops. There is no doubt that our CIA did exactly the same things when it was the Russians’ turn in Afghanistan. It is just standard operating procedure; anyone who thinks otherwise is naïve. Where neither side follows any rules of engagement, the objective is to out-guerrilla the guerrillas any way you can. One of the Taliban’s most effective tactics is to use suicide bombers. I doubt if those guys lived to collect any bounties
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  25. You believe in a false God, if your God did exist he would be nuclear bombed and turned to dust if he came against the government if they were sick of his ****. God is weak, Jesus who claimed to be God was nailed to a cross and executed by a bunch of pre-industrial Romans, what makes you think that God would be any different.
    2 points
  26. A-wal

    Conspiracy Theories

    Be careful labelling all conspiracy theories as nonsense, always try to avoid precondition responses like that. Conspiracy theory (whether naturally or by design, or a bit of both) has become a highly weaponised term that produces a trained response. No doubt some conspiracy theories are somewhat accurate while others are utter nonsense. Look at it this way, do you trust the people in power or those with wealth and/or influence? Almost everybody would answer no to this question and yet reject every example of possible instances of those same people lying and covering it up, that's an irration
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  27. Read up on Permissive Action Link and then get back to me. Better yet, don't get back to me, Ivan.
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  28. USA does has problems but it is still the best country on the planet. Your Canada (or is it Russia?) could not exist without the umbrella provided by the USA Keep on trollin trollin trollin
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  29. Humans survived 1,000s if not millions of years without pharmaceutical vaccines. I just wanted to point that out.
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  30. Go to this link and open the Excel File containing the complete list of books Then copy the address from column S for the book you want to download The free books are available until the end of July
    2 points
  31. Could Tumeric as an antimicrobial, slow down an infection, giving the body chance to build up anti bodies against covid-19 for example????. From the link I posted above, tumeric has been shown to be effective against many different types of bacteria. and "Plants as a rich source of phytochemicals with different biological activities including antiviral activities are in interest of scientists [59, 60]. It has been demonstrated that curcumin as a plant derivative has a wide range of antiviral activity against different viruses" Is it worth further discussion.?
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  32. The most global joke is that no meaning of life exists. There is not even a concept such as "destination." The universe, when creating life, does not wonder what this life should pour into. This is logical, because having assigned each person a specific meaning of existence from the start, the Universe deprives us of two things that it itself provides us with - the right to choose and freedom. This concept, to put it mildly, looks wretched, and the Universe can act only ingeniously, therefore its whole idea is to provide a person with a testing ground for experiments, be sure to check out
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  33. It looks promising, and if I could find a solar company willing to work with us, I would be willing to give it a go. I have heard of some places grazing sheep on grasses below solar panels, but I have yet to hear of anyone grazing cattle. Although my body is starting to feel it's age, and the cows can hit pretty hard even when they don't try, so the time is nearing when I will have to shift into other fields of agricultural production.
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  34. Toth, I think you are right. And how did I forget that? I know I cannot breathe around fresh-cut grass. When the mowers show up, I close the windows. Chorophyl. Right. There are even certain green vegetables that I feel the same way about. Not allergic to them; just that my imagination says they taste "green". Don't ask! Thank you. And, thank you Flummoxes and Ocean Breeze. Have a good day and all keep safe. hazel
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  35. A report by Rockwell automation, which is mildly related https://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/wp/oem-wp014_-en-p.pdf A motion controller can control multiple axis with extreme accuracy. If you are using flying shears or rotating knifes with a motion controller why would you need to stop start and use a dancing arm to maintain tension. PID is probably not a good idea in this application, PID is more suitable for process control.
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  36. You'd think humanity had never had an outbreak like this before. The fact that these things happen regularly, and the worlds population is around 7.8 billion, with many living in close proximity to each other, i'd say it was more common sense than psychic abilities. The current situation just proves his point.
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  37. I don't know if it is a biological weapon or not, I have not checked but I wouldn't put it out of the range of what the Chinese Government would do. I just find it interesting that the Chinese have two biological research labs in Wuhan that are known to have pathogens like this. If it truly has the DNA/RNA of any retrovirus or any other virus for that matter, it is synthetic or a recombinant virus that would not be found in any strain of coronavirus that was natural, therefore meaning it is a biological weapon and did escape from a lab or was released. To me personally, it seems like a biologi
    2 points
  38. It's a shame that you feel the need to begin your post by announcing your political stripe, but it is understandable because anyone who takes a contrarian view to the mainstream one, of fear mongering, must be one of those terrible Trump supporters. At least, that is how the liberals see it. I read a couple of posts on a liberal discussion board the other day. One wanted to see a higher death rate, just to damage Trump. Another also wanted to see a higher death rate, but only in the red states, among Trump supporters! Nice people! Anyway, I also think this covid will present as another
    2 points
  39. Covid 19 is not a hoax. I am not and have never been a supporter of any republican politician. Current case mortality rates: 4.8% World 1.8% USA 1.6% S Korea Iceland has done the most testing by far (except for the Faeroe Islands), 4x more than Korea, 22x more than USA, so gives a much more accurate picture of actual mortality rate. They show a rate of infection 6.5x greater than USA, but their case mortality rate: 0.18% Other stats to consider: 0.0009% current USA covid 19 overall mortality rate 0.011% USA traffic fatality rate in 2017 0.024% USA 2017 seasonal flu overall mortality rat
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  40. Hi, Baloney. Why do Italian tanks have four reverse gears?
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  41. Awww. You shouldn’t break my heart like that. Anyway, there is nothing in that Guardian article about Trump asking for help from China, as I expected. Although the US does import many things from China, including medical items, China is not an ally. According to CNN “Trump quietly seeks allies' coronavirus help” that doesn’t include China. As for S. Korea, although a senior State Department official said they were "not aware of any specific asks of any particular country”, apparently there was a request for assistance in supplying coronavirus tests for US military personnel stationed the
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  42. Time to move this to alternate theories.
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  43. That death rate is meaningless unless you know the true number of people who are infected. Do you claim that 6650 is the true number of infected in the UK?
    2 points
  44. GAHD

    I Want To Say Thank You!

    Freedom of speech doesn't apply to private spaces. Facebook's TOS means THEY own everything you post on it, thus they are liable for any libel or whatnot. From that perspective they have to be careful about theoretical legal costs while they exploit your use for data mining and other revenue streams. Personally I only use FB as a sort of offsite backup for interesting articles and music that spoke to me on a particular day because I bothered to read the TOS every time they update it(Notepad++ is useful to compare the changes quickly). There's other social networks that do not assume ownershi
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  45. I am certain that at some point in the future science will swallow (VERY) hard and say "you know this big bang thing? man did we get that really, really wrong" It's just the NOTHING is working out, no predictions are accurate or predictable, the reasons for what we see can be explained by other mechanisms that actually make sense, and far more sense and is actually supported by a consistent theory. (like redshift/distance by General relativity). All we see as CMB turns out to be foreground and background (edit) matter or 'dust'. I like everyone else on the planet have been brought up be
    2 points
  46. Mutex

    Free Will?

    Any choice you make is deterministic, but it is deterministic specifically to you. Free will is the product of the structure of your brain (nature) and everything you have experienced up to the point of the decision you make. That is, every choice you make and every decision you make is the product of everything you have done and experienced and who you are, everything that you have experienced and know and how you are wired is specific to you and only you, and the decision you make is the product of those two principles. So it is completely deterministic, but it is deterministic on so man
    2 points
  47. If somebody posts a question or starts a thread I would assume they want to discuss the subject of their OP, regardless of their sensitivity.
    2 points
  48. Religion is just smoke and mirrors, intended to control and indoctrinate people to foolish ideas. If a person is imprinted with incorrect truths as a child it is difficult for them to cast them off. If a person was never imprinted it is difficult for them to accept said incorrect truths. Collective consciousness. That would have to do with mind in Theravada Buddhism, or the herding instinct in animals perhaps. The concept of collective mind under Pantheism, might be viewed as a connection of brain to an entangled universe perhaps. Apparently under dhamma buddhism which might be theravada
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  49. HaHa this is funny. This only says he fell out of a 20 story building; it doesn't say what floor he was on
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