Bill Arnold

Bill Arnold

  • Commented on Books I Will Not Write #8: The Year of the Conspiracy
    Why attributing for entertainment, political, medical and other catastrophes to outside forces -- time travel, aliens, vampires, superheroes, etc. -- can be harmful... Outside forces do intervene (though rarely), and they are not always as obvious as Perry was in...
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    Does it include the "Backster Antenna"? Cleve Backster No, at least not by that name, but a search for that led to some [interesting] books and papers. e.g. (just an abstract): Stimuli response on human In Vitro cells: A case...
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    Crows can think about what they're doing. Thanks for that link too. Yes, crows are conscious. The social crows are particularly sneaky and human-compatible/like, except they have the 3D freedom of the air (and no thumbs :-). Hear How a...
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    Thank you for that link! The paper links, just because: A cortex-like canonical circuit in the avian forebrain (Martin Stacho, Christina Herold, Hermann Wagner, Markus Axer, Katrin Amunts, Onur Güntürkün, Science 25 Sep 2020) A neural correlate of sensory consciousness...
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    "The Men Who Stare at Goats", Jon Ronson Well that was fluffy, though I'd forgotten about Noriega's Brazilian Sorcerer and didn't know about the American army psychics fighting Noriega and his Sorcerer. (Will be looking for patents/papers behind some oft...
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    Want to bet on how THAT Oval Office briefing goes? I would take great delight in telling POTUS Trump that he is an ignoramus and can fuck off with his Dunning–Kruger bullshit. Whoever is briefing Trump on this must be...
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    Since you're involved in the Moderna effort, this might be of interest. Basically, it looks like the Pfizer is in the lead for a "first readout", which is only relevant if the vaccine is highly effective. (UK people: the piece...
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    I might as well write this down. Another reason to not update CDC guidelines ("How COVID-19 Spreads") is that the updated guidelines would have the effect of reducing the rate of new SARS-CoV-2 infections in the United States (and elsewhere,...
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    The CDC website is now officially controlled by toxic political operatives. (We already knew that.) Here's the uncensored CDC guidance that lasted a couple of days before redaction by political forces controlling the CDC, web.archive.org: How COVID-19 Spreads (Updated Sept....
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    Anyhow, Ciao Bill + Host. Did our best. We have a bill to pay. "Bullet or Silver" We chose the bullet, fuck them. Please take care. (That's an ask.)...
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    Shana Tova. (Off to brave a small masked indoor crowd; community spread in my area is low though.)...
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    I was also interested in his teleprompter delivery. He's on a new drug mix, perhaps. He's talking so slowly, it's perfectly clear at 2X. Full speech: Most Controversial Trump Speech Yet! (1776 Commission Full Speech) youtube 19:33...
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    Re the "1776 Commission", one small positive about American primary education is that any national curriculum initiatives have slow uptake and a lot of pushback. (This heterogeneity generally serves the kids in rich school districts better, but not always.) In...
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    Skunk Anansie - Weak - 2009 That song is scarily [resonant with?] my mood. (tears) As I've said, your [words] are heard. TTY tomorrow. Past couple of nights the bright evening planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Mars) are all a (stellar) magnitude...
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    "Dear NAME Last night I voted to protect the United Kingdom, as any Prime Minister would do. Unfortunately, I was not joined by a single Labour or SNP MP. Instead Labour and the SNP chose to side with the EU...
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    It's all relevant stuff, but we don't know your rules You mean substances or something else? If the former, over decades, I've been less cautious about such things than most, but also careful/experimental. Also, US, so many things are prison-level...
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    Re Michael Caputo above, he's admitting to making a mess on his social media accounts, and removed his twitter account (old racist tweets went away, except in archives). Caputo apologizes to HHS staff, signals desire for medical leave - The...
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    It took them 62 days to cross the US coast to coast. That's 1919 travel speed for a competently led army convoy (a motorized one!) in its own country, on roads (not wilderness), if it wasn't travelling by rail or...
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    ATHENA, FREYA, AURORA EX MACHINA I never found the first two. (Well, other than the normal places.) Mind Wipe them. All. Mmmmmmm. Large Orange Star in the sky. Betelgeuse why you angry? Where I'm sitting, Mars is rising, close, bright,...
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    They are not stupid. Indeed. Though many of them (those visible) appear to be under some stress. This lawyersgunsmoneyblog piece links to a NYTimes article but has the text. Michael Caputo, wingnut who has tried to influece CDC information releases...
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    Royal Astronomical Society - Hints of life on Venus (14 Sep 2020) An international team of astronomers, led by Professor Jane Greaves of Cardiff University, today announced the discovery of a rare molecule – phosphine – in the clouds of...
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    Wait until they find out that BLM has an Air Force!!!...
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    At least it's the sum of three consecutive prime numbers, 239 + 241 + 251. Interesting spot. I haven't yet found documentation about how Unit 731 acquired its number. Anyone?...
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    Shorter, and encouraging and not surprising :-) D.J.Trumps approval (various flavours) among Evangelicals and Roman Catholics is sliding. Couple of polls (the second is a periodic poll): Presidential Candidate Vice and Virtue Poll:Swing State Evangelical and Catholic Perceptions of Donald...
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    Good to hear from you; I, at least, was concerned. (google translated the nym. Wouldn't mind if messages to me were in a post within the OGH's rules.) It's all [redacted] level "4/8chand triple trips" Is that three 4/8chan trips...
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    The standard.co.uk article is horrible, but they do link the (recent, not peer reviewed) paper: Neuroinvasion of SARS-CoV-2 in human and mouse brain (September 8, 2020, "not certified by peer review") Finally, in brain autopsy from patients who died of...
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    Thematically related to the top post - Saw a link on cstross twitter to Sort By Controversial by Scott Alexander (boingboing link) I'm reminded of ctrlcreep's communal InvisibleNetworks project, very short sf stories about invented social networks under the twitter...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    Good question. I'm not trained to evaluate it either. I don't see any "proof" of causality, but there are clear suggestions of causality particularly for the site of the rally but also in some states with Sturgis returnees. The anonymous...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    The same team did a couple of other papers, but their findings were not as dire as the conclusions in the Sturgis paper. Risk Aversion, Offsetting Community Effects, and COVID-19: Evidence from an Indoor Political Rally Black Lives Matter Protests,...
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    Need an Italian academic to write a sequel to "Foucault's Pendulum", Sure, but I had in mind some (possible:) Italian linkages to very early QAnon, at least as a copy of/homage to an Italian work called Q, and perhaps more...
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