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  1. https://notthebee.com/article/most-canada-story-ever-canada-officials-warn-motorists-do-not-let-moose-lick-your-car
  2. Keep in mind that published specs and real specs can be quite different. The Army has been known to publish much more sedate specs than delivered.
  3. If you're not familiar with Jason Whitlock, you should read his stuff at Outkick; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phGP9oWfsrg
  4. Not true. If you hang out with the continental Europeans, you'll blow your shoulder out.
  5. If there's one thing Sweden needs, it is Joe Biden. Its time for America to stop being selfish, and to share our national resources.
  6. White people don't want to be Chinese, they want to be Chinese-adjacent. Real Chinese are expected to do well at math and science.
  7. Given the source, take with a very large grain of salt; https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-19802-w
  8. Holy crap! The next European I&I better have an orthopaedist on speed dial.
  9. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/thanksgiving.html So apparently COVID-19 can withstand the dishwasher cycle? Also, we aren't supposed to have folks from outside our community? Are there COVID checkpoints with rapid testing at the county/state line? As for outdoor meals, or with windows open, how is that going to sell in a place like Boston (forecast calls for a high tempo of 53F, and rain)?
  10. Sadly, what we are seeing in mainstream culture, the press, and the government is a complete abandonment of critical thinking. And despite, or because of, a century and a half of public education, our general population mostly operates in caveman mode; driven by emotions rather than thought. What we are seeing in what is actually a rather minor crisis is a larger tragedy. From an anthropological/sociological standpoint, the maskquisition is simply a manifestation of some people's craving for compliance and enforcement.
  11. Due to the worsening American public school system, apes in the Contiguous 48 will respond to any monolith. In fact, they have been known to become vocal, agitated, and violent in the presence of a large silver cylinder.
  12. There were some very preliminary reports that COVID-19 was evolving to a less-lethal strain. While I have no doubt there are genetic variations going on, I figure that better outcomes are mostly due to testing and treatment. Catch it earlier, treat with the various drugs that stimulate immune system response, and treat with anti-inflammatories, anti-coagulants, etc. if things get worse. Also, doesn't it seem likely that there's a strong psychological component? Somebody catching it in May might have thought they were headed for the knacker's yard, increasing stress levels and hormones. So
  13. Back in the Good Old Days of STEM when libertarian values were the norm, the most common dogma was something like "The solution to bad free speech is more free speech." Can't find the exact statement on google. Where was the heartburn with the kooky theories about Trump's supposed Russian intrigues? Half the country believed that nonsense, which is a clear failing of genetics, education, or both. Parler is not the disease, it is the symptom. In 2020, there are only two choices; free speech, or curated narratives from the left. In a time where political violence has become normative,
  14. Lot of assumptions. And it occurs to me that its unclear concerning the target CFR; are we going for eradication, or merely lowering death levels to the levels of seasonal virii? The above paper cites this work; https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-1083-1 I have no problem with estimating the immunity duration of those four HCovs, but its a bit of a leap to assert that natural immunity to SARS-CoV-2 is short-lived. Maybe, maybe not. One of the things not mentioned AFAICT in the paper is the demographics of the sample pop. Old? Young? Co-morbidities?
  15. The only result worse than establishing the fraud and flipping the election, is not establishing the fraud. Because our elections will become a Soviet joke. Laws are all about maintaining an adverse cost/benefit to perpetrators; when there is no adverse cost to criminal behavior, you're going to have devastating amounts of criminal behavior.
  16. Great find. I was vaguely aware of the Aleutians campaign, but that video has definitely motivated me to learn more. Its great that historians are working on these things.
  17. Keep in mind that many islands rise and fall relative to sea level not because of sea level changes, but because of the geology on which the islands are mounted.
  18. Joe has a Porky Pig moment; https://sp.rmbl.ws/s8/2/b/E/l/i/bElib.caa.1.mp4
  19. Its more nuanced than that (COVID-19 is the most sophisticated human virus in history). The virus only goes after alcohol drinkers after 2230 hrs. I believe the implication is that you could go to a pub and drink all the Irish coffee you wanted in the am, and still be safe. Since this virus purportedly comes from bats, why isn't the loss of smell accompanied by increased hearing?
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