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by Danraft
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: New Diseases - Coronavirus
Replies: 5160
Views: 154199

Re: New Diseases - Coronavirus

[url= https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-17409-9.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3RsryO7RjaGCiEah-acp0JQaSyMbKPvzRCGPW6lE0dHARNOZyBBYFELSw[/url] Scientists, from Imperial College in England, use a novel approach to develop a self-amplifying RNA based vaccine for Covid19. Attached is the pre-clinical trials p...
by Danraft
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: Schools - reopening plans - pass / fail ?
Replies: 41
Views: 747

Re: Coronavirus: Schools - reopening plans - pass / fail ?

If this is here, I'm sorry... https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/07/school-openings-across-globe-suggest-ways-keep-coronavirus-bay-despite-outbreaks Early this spring, school gates around the world slammed shut. By early April, an astonishing 1.5 billion young people were staying home as part of b...
by Danraft
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus: Guidance Documents / CDC / WHO etc
Replies: 62
Views: 1680

Re: Coronavirus: Guidance Documents / CDC / WHO etc

The jury is still out, so to speak. It at least appears possible that acquired immunity isn't a guarantee in all cases. Potential variables include: and particular gene sets, and system state. If the immune system is weakened in some way, for instance; severity of illness-if a person was barely symp...
by Danraft
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: Neo-Nazi / White Supremacist News
Replies: 2093
Views: 156060

Re: Neo-Nazi / White Supremacist News

I interpret DM as saying their "spidey-sense" is saying it was calculated to make you feel that way....almost too perfectly. There are some inconsistencies. And how was she to know that? She acted from an abundance of caution, totally appropriately. Was it appropriate for her to call them Nazis just...
by Danraft
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again
Replies: 1707
Views: 115111

Re: Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again

Case Against Amy Cooper Lacks Key Element: Victim's Cooperation “On the one hand, she’s already paid a steep price,” Christian Cooper said in a statement on Tuesday. “That’s not enough of a deterrent to others? Bringing her more misery just seems like piling on.” But he added that he understood the...
by Danraft
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media
Replies: 9854
Views: 516503

Re: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media

At Science magazine, Jennifer Couzin-Frankel, Gretchen Vogel, and Meagan Weiland summarize limited findings and patterns seen so far in the effectiveness of strategies for limiting the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in re-opened schools (7/7/20). What works to keep both schoolchildren and the larger communit...
by Danraft
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Economic effects of Coronavirus
Replies: 244
Views: 9443

Re: Economic effects of Coronavirus

True. And, Unemployment stats will be changed long term from the pandemic in the US. IMO, many of the more distinguished (pronounced “older”) members of the workforce will simply never return. They will consider it too risky. So they will not be filing unemployment. CNBC : Nearly half the U.S. popul...
by Danraft
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: New Diseases - Coronavirus
Replies: 5160
Views: 154199

Re: New Diseases - Coronavirus

https://elifesciences.org/articles/57555?fbclid=IwAR13EdCMikWzBcJaBOzuNyLAnkGOELJ3yfIclwcGJYnEzpfpJxV3-PkioCg Maybe the most stunning paper to date on Covid-19 treatment. I've been working through the ACE2 bit players and have had a few discussions about bradykinins. So, this paper is regarding tre...
by Danraft
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 28321
Views: 1311216

Re: Hijack this thread

Enjoyed the book and the flick. I saw it when I was learning guitar, so I learned most of the songs (by Eddie Vedder). Into The Wild. A weird story indeed. Apparently he couldn't see malnutrition as it stared him right in the face. I read the book and watched the movie. He actually tried to get back...
by Danraft
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Teh Funny Stuffs
Topic: The Stupid - It Burns!
Replies: 1470
Views: 126026

Re: The Stupid - It Burns!

I once filled my dually Dodge diesel truck with gasoline. As I got in and was about to turn the key to start the engine I realized what I had done..... ... [/sekrit] I did the gas in a diesel thing... 3xcept it was in Portugal on the drive to Lisbao... I had just crossed the border from Spain in a ...
by Danraft
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Jon Stewart After The Daily Show Is Back to Weigh In - NY Times Magazine June 15 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Jon Stewart After The Daily Show Is Back to Weigh In - NY Times Magazine June 15 2020

There was some discussion about quoting Foggy, but I had just seen a squirrel and missed it... :-D Love the news and thanks for posting :thumbs: As an aside, don't we have a four paragraph rule? We do, but it isn't enforced. If you joined our Fogbow Virtual Meetup last week, I explained that at some...
by Danraft
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Jon Stewart After The Daily Show Is Back to Weigh In - NY Times Magazine June 15 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Jon Stewart After The Daily Show Is Back to Weigh In - NY Times Magazine June 15 2020

Hooray for Jon Stewart! We miss him tons. A lot of this story is interview Q&A so including it. Jon Stewart Is Back to Weigh In June 15, 2020 By David Marchese For all the value Jon Stewart delivered as a political satirist and voice of reason during his 16-year-run as the host of ‘‘The Daily Show,...
by Danraft
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What's Your Twitter Username Name Handle?
Replies: 73
Views: 5902

Re: What's Your Twitter Username Name Handle?

Come on... Give your sock-puppet IDs, too.
by Danraft
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Elections 2020
Topic: Polls: 2020 Already
Replies: 223
Views: 18538

Re: Polls: 2020 Already

This has been a perfect night of insomnia. I've been loving (and sharing on social media) John Cheese tweets of FOX News eating itself, OANN eating itself, ... All sorts of happy news. (Finally gave in and had a bowl of cereal...should let me sleep) (Gasp) You hush yo’ mouf, mrdanraft. :shh: :finger...
by Danraft
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Elections 2020
Topic: Polls: 2020 Already
Replies: 223
Views: 18538

Re: Polls: 2020 Already

Woohoo. The worst president evah will be gone...!
by Danraft
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 28321
Views: 1311216

Re: Hijack this thread

Well, I may be an oddball (hint at the obvious), but I rarely look to see who posted what I am reading here. So, nothing is "pre-filtered" by my expectations and it all stands on its own merits. I also binge-consume, or, just visit during a down moment, so it's disappointing when a topic has been th...
by Danraft
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 28321
Views: 1311216

Re: Hijack this thread

Agreed. But, on the other hand... it’s ok to snigger and belittle an elderly man afraid of falling on a ramp... for three pages. And, call others “ugly” and stupid (Ted Cruz). If we are fighting for the “enlightened” side... informed, rational, ethical, fair..., is it inconsistent to not apply that ...
by Danraft
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 28321
Views: 1311216

Re: Hijack this thread

Just catching up... and saw this. OMG...

They have COVID-19 haircuts... haha
Kendra wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:09 pm


I am old enough to remember this, thankfully I don't remember this :bag:
by Danraft
Sat May 30, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again
Replies: 1707
Views: 115111

Re: Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again

If our goal is to change the underlying factors, I am not sure that this young woman having her life completely torn apart serves that goal. Who said that? Mr Cooper https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2020/05/27/birding-whilst-black-inspires-white-aggression-in-central-...
by Danraft
Thu May 28, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again
Replies: 1707
Views: 115111

Re: Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again

W4, I pretty much agree...she was a racist idiot. More importantly, as I think was pointed out upthread, in court testimony this type of 911 call is played, and the obvious "distress" in the caller's voice is emphasized as proof that the caller was in real fear for their life. However, in this case,...
by Danraft
Thu May 28, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again
Replies: 1707
Views: 115111

Re: Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again

I get it. We disagree. But (you knew there was a "but"- haha), some (perhaps rightly) think the way to analyze this is by observing that these two people are of different races. I look at it as they are both human. "Woke" culture picks up on the abuses as if race is all that matters. What if she cam...
by Danraft
Thu May 28, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Section 230 - Safe Harbor - Social Media Executive Political Theatre Order
Replies: 85
Views: 2843

Re: Section 230 - Safe Harbor - Social Media Executive Order?

I think it is noteworthy of what topic Twitter stepped in on. Surely thousands of 45's tweets deserved fact checking "commentary"? And, many have been outside Twitter's normal TOS. They chose to speak to voting--and they inferred it was a global policy. In my opinion, Trump was laying the groundwork...
by Danraft
Thu May 28, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Coronavirus
Topic: Coronavirus racial distribution of cases
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: Coronavirus racial distribution of cases

There are many variables to untangle. First, as noted, is access to healthcare and disparities there. Secondly, the percentage of those who are working in high-risk "essential" professions is disproportionately people of color. Third, cultural differences. For instance, Hispanics working in the meat...
by Danraft
Thu May 28, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again
Replies: 1707
Views: 115111

Re: Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again

Thanks for the thoughtful comment. It certainly is a mixed bag and there isn't a perfect means of resolving issues with this many passionate tendrils. Bringing such actions into the discussion is exactly what I recommended- I didn't say, "This is exactly how life should be and nothing happened that ...
by Danraft
Thu May 28, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again
Replies: 1707
Views: 115111

Re: Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again

Meh... No one died, no one got hurt. Oh wait, a woman's career was destroyed. I'm just instinctually against knee-jerk "torches and pitchforks--" social "justice". It very often gets it wrong. There are courts and legal systems. If he felt he was wronged and needed to be made whole, he could have us...

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