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    Re: ' ... my concern comes from people using the term "exceptional mortality" or "excessive mortality" ' Or explain basic stats concepts to your listeners and rely on sigmas....
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    Re: '... unclear factors,' Frankly it sounded as though you were not allowing for multiple factors in your rejection of some arguments. As per Wikipedia, Russia has a history of droughts and famines - so there is at least one...
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    Re: '... take en effort in recognizing my signals.' Okay as soon as you make an effort at plain-speaking: What is it that you're trying to do/ask specifically? I ask because various commenters spanning somewhat different academic/work/life perspectives has tried...
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    Re: Russian-sourced data regarding 'excess deaths' Great info - thanks! Below is another (IMO) reliable data point contemporaneous with these events. https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/1922/nansen/biographical/ Excerpt: 'The Red Cross in 1921 asked Nansen to take on yet a third humanitarian task, that of...
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    Re: '... it makes no difference if you blame every death on political factors. This is a closed circle, you know.' Disagree that society is a closed circle especially in the 21st century where communications between people of different nations/cultural...
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    Re: ' ... used those claws to weaken the sanctions and other actions against Russia.' Guess VP wasn't as all-knowing as his PR purports since he did not foresee that the GOP was insane enough to allow DT to weaken...
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    Re: 'From Kazakhstan to China, up to 200 thousand nomads left ...' Not so fast ... I read up a bit on 20thC Khazakhstan history when I happened upon a young/new singer from that country. From what I read, when...
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    Re: 'Can “outsiders” use/browse/read/research that database, I wonder?' Yes. BTW - almost all of the few docs that I have clicked were in Russian so not exactly easy to use. If you're primarily interested in exploring your family tree try:...
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    Re: Russian/Soviet documents Tons of documents on this Brigham Young University site as well as links to other universities that have been collecting Russian/Soviet historical records in various media: paper, audio, video. https://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Russian_Revolution,_Civil_War_and_USSR_1917-1991 FYI for non-Americans: BYU is an almost...
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    Hey, even major labs are finally getting fed up with racist jerks even those who have a Nobel: 'The lab that James Watson led for decades has stripped the Nobel laureate of his last remaining honorary positions, it announced on...
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    Re: 'If you think that major Blue Chip stocks are in a "free" market,...' I don't ... For a number of reasons and while stock buy-backs (to immediately inflate share prices thereby triggering a buying spree to further increase share...
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    Re: 'Anyhow, enjoy the $4 bil (just look it up, it's a story about Berkshire's losses ffs, done before any paper ran it) front-run.' 1- Stocks usually dip around end of calendar (and for many orgs, fiscal) year and stock...
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    Re: 'Any future energy plan that requires you to throw that assumption out, is, frankly, Evil, capital letter very much warranted.' Why?/How? - give examples because it sounds as though you're saying that becoming middle-class assumes following exactly the same...
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    Re: '... look up the death of Vavilov ...' This name caught my eye because I associate 'Vavilov' with music so wondered what the hell does he have to do with Stalin? A quick search (sciencedirect) pulled up a different...
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    Re: 'I don't know why I keep repeating the facts. I know perfectly well that the facts have never convinced anyone. That's a fact.' Do not despair - just that some of us don't have your background/perspective: some of this...
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    Re: Uranium - Australia Seems Australia has quite a bit of economically recoverable uranium: 'Australia’s RAR of uranium which could be produced at costs of less than US$130/kg6 at December 2012 were estimated to be 1174 kilotonnes (kt), a decrease...
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    Re: 'Lenin?' - Yep, I meant Stalin and posted my mea culpa (typo/error). Re: 'The result was that peasants, told the gummint was now running everything, said fine, you go do that, and lost interest in farming, slaughtered their cattle...
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    Danged! ... 'Lenin' meant to type 'Stalin'....
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    Re: POTUS fitness Suggest you read this book: 'The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President'. BTW, heard that there's a revised edition due out in Feb/Mar with a larger number of pysch...
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    Re: '... what the US "rules" say about this?' No rules. There's no verifiable fitness/ethics/sanity test for POTUS....
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    Re: '... before the foreign investors came in kicking the door and started to buy out cheap stocks and entire industries from corrupted governments. After which they simply exploited them until they ran dry. And then a wave of financial...
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    Re: Local nuke-eng grads Thanks for the link. Almost spit out my coffee when I read the headlines --- OMG! a uni that awards tenure, and a tenured prof who just got a grant to do research in the EU...
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    Re: 'Graeber's Debt' Sounds like an interesting read; found a pdf of it. Another suggested read is the below which explores definitions of 'value' as they pertain to the economic triad, i.e., biz, gov't, consumer/taxpayer. The below site lists reviews...
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    Re: 'We don't have even 10 "reactor building teams" sitting idle in Australia just waiting for ...' Fellow I worked with for several years finally got the job he was educated for: nuclear engineer. He had worked as a nuclear...
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    Re: ' ... some granites have uranium,' Once granite counter-tops become passé or declared a health hazard because of radon off-gassing*, we'll have our steady supply of manageable sized raw product. I occasionally watch re-no shows and have yet to...
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    Re: Plant geometry Thanks for the article ... still reading it but scanning ahead it seems that no one has yet considered plant geometry might not be as large a factor in artificial lighting scenarios where light bounces off highly...
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    Re: ' ... you can only decrease leaf area so far before the loss of energy-collecting surfaces starts to impact yield.' Hadn't considered this. Thanks! and would appreciate any examples of this. Mostly think that it will take many different...
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    Re: 'The ONLY solution is to go somewhere with more sun.' Agree! Hope to visit the Canary Islands someday. Hear that it's a popular destination among UKers. Hmm ... kinda on the cool rainy side for the next few days...
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    Re: Elder care alternatives As per the article below, the Japanese govt has invested over $5 billion into this industry and there are signs that robots* can improve lives of the elderly ... up to a point. Not surprising since...
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    Re: High-rise crop gardening Recall that some time ago you argued that just the water needed would make building such a structure difficult if not impossible/infeasible. Reality is that there are multi-story car parks* in every major city in NA...
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