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    Re: Beirut A question because I've zero knowledge of how explosives work ... Why is there something that looks like a mushroom cloud/balloon before the major blast/explosion? (Third Tweet time stamp :01 - right at the very beginning.)...
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    Re: 'So, what is the world going to look like when the kids are not just alright, the public school system had a paradigm shift, and the average ninth grade graduate speaks 3 to four languages and 3 A levels...
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    Re: 'Focus on minimizing sharing of unfiltered recently-exhaled air.' Agree - it's definitely much easier for me to not touch something (and then my face) than it is for me to not breathe. re: Picking up COVID-19 from surfaces Based...
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    Re: ' ... which flushed 90% of their best talent down the drain (and it ended up in the USA).' Agree - and that talent would have gone to some other allied country if the US hadn't agreed to do...
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    Re: 'Would the US even have bothered with the Manhattan Project ...' If the US hadn't bothered then my guess is that Einstein would have written letters to other Allies' leaders --- maybe Stalin? Now that would be an interesting...
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    Re: ' ... or isn't paying attention to the news and deserves all the literal blowback they get' Everyone's at risk (kids included) as reported below. F2F hours' long meetings are insane, unsafe and -- given the real possibility of...
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    Re: '... ivermectin ... dengue' Saw/heard a few discussions about meds originally developed for dengue being considered at least as part of the architecture for developing treatment for COVID-19. Dengue has also been discussed as a serious reminder/warning about what...
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    Re: ' ... and those who make money from the current mess will fight to keep making money.' I'd really like to see a vs-previous-years comparison of the various HMOs' earnings for 2020. Would also like to see which (if...
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    Re: '... the first teacher who gets sick should sue the parents of the non-complying students.' Are all of the kids' parents in Ontario rich enough to make money out of suing them? Recall seeing some data about 15-20 years...
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    Re: 'There are some monoclonal antibody treatment trials going on, but I don't know if they are related.' Haven't checked but would be surprised considering this article has just been published. Can't imagine that this - or any COVID-19 research...
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    Re: '[Coumadin/Warfarin] ... the right dose is difficult to determine, specific to the individual, and can suddenly become the very wrong dose if you eat the wrong thing.' Agree - hence why anyone on this drug must have blood work...
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    Re: Hypercoagulation Be careful with anticoagulants - ACE2 is pretty well distributed everywhere throughout your body with various parts needing slightly different levels for optimum function. Keep an eye on your diet because drug-food interactions happen: for anticoagulants it's mostly...
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    Re: ' ... physicists studying black matter/energy for some pointers ' And that should be 'dark matter/energy' not 'black' ... My unconscious poked and poked until the conscious part relented and paid it some attention re: this flub. Guess the...
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    Re: ' ... whether such higher-level functions are direct effects, controllable emergent behaviour, or uncontrollable emergent behaviour.' Think you forgot one: 'All of the above.' I'd also add*: 1- There are probably some behaviours/structures/processes that we've still not clued into/identified...
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    Re: 'Rermember, this is all happening on live TV & instagram & all the other instant tech channels.' The wrench in the works is cable networks and which stations they carry by tier-pricing structure. There are quite a few communities...
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    Re: ' ... closest term would be "salutogenesis")' Maybe 'resilience'? This concept/approach has been popping up pretty consistently in psych literature especially in relation to PTSD like the 2013 review below. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3691279/ 'The Effect of Resilience on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder...
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    Re: "privatisation of heroes" From what little I've read about this topic, this phrase means that family and friends get together to promote a person as a hero - someone special. This often includes some physical symbol, i.e., statue, building...
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    Re: 'It's using the excuse of liberty to disguise a lack of self-discipline, a lack of compassion, a lack of understanding, and a lack of willingness to set goals and struggle towards them.' I'd add 'responsibility'. I wonder who'd make...
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    Re: Podcast - Fauci The number of rabid 'right-wing' sounding conspiracy nuts commenting on this episode is higher than usual ... kinda scary....
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    For anyone interested ... Dr. Anthony Fauci Vincent Racaniello (virologist at Columbia Medical) does a semi-weekly podcast with fellow and guest scientists. This podcast's guest is Fauci. Also this is a much shorter podcast than usual (only 36:46 vs. upwards...
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    Moderators: 1403 & 1407? Fixed...
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    Re: '... having Twitler promise to give money away would sound deeply suspect to even the densest potential victim.' Read somewhere that some folks took the bait. Problem is that while we were told the names of the celebrity folks...
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    Re: 'So solution to Covid is apparently to remove the data from public access.' Not sure how this can be done. My understanding is that a lot of CDC (and NIH) data come from outside the CDC (NIH). The CDC...
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    Re: 'Also, the motive might not be financial. Also, we don't know yet for sure that this wasn't to e.g. disguise some other activity on twitter.' Biggest surprise was that DT's account hadn't been hacked as well. The official story...
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    Re: '... I have a problem with filtering, and when describing the past, my memories are quite vivid; I hope my therapist won't conclude I'm manic at the moment when doing an infodump.' Hopefully your therapist will be able to...
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    Re: 'But yeah, will bet that Ontario has an uptick in the fall if/when in-person classes resume…' Recently read that Ford is pushing for the gov't to get involved in old folks homes - basically taking over from the for-profits....
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    Re: Mensa Guess they wouldn't accept Feynman. Their loss....
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    Re: 'But you need a mix of people with the same exposure risk and see how many get sick compared to other masks.' Just do a test and control across a sufficiently wide range of well defined sub-samples*, geographic regions...
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    Re: '... about how the mask deactivates virus particles.' Guessing that only that org and their patent attorney know what the magic sauce is. If they do go to clinical trials, they'll have to identify the specific active molecule(s). (Only...
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    Re: 'Call me back when there's a peer-reviewed study of the mask's effectiveness.' Would probably be easy enough to recruit participants for this study using free masks as an incentive. Did a very quick search for peer-reviewed studies on masks....
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