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  • Commented on Sitrep
    Oops! - My eyes musta crossed when I looked at these figures because both raw and percent are slightly on the rise re: mfg jobs....
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    Zombie genes vs. cancer cells! Couldn't resist posting this: so what else can seem bad might turn out to be beneficial? (Like eggs are now considered good for your heart ...) And what other dead genes are buried in our...
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    Re: '... they likely read history books' If 'they' refers to the West: not a chance that the current bunch has dipped into a history book that was not authored by someone approved by the Texas-edu-board folks whose grasp of...
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    Re: US mfg jobs Okay, that's a teensy increase in absolute numbers coupled with a slightly greater decrease in manufacturing's share of the population's job category*. Note: Second 'column' is US population, last column is 'share of manufacturing jobs based...
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    Re: 'John Brunner story, "The Stone That Never Came Down".' First off: Welcome! Next: The plot description was interesting enough for me want to read/buy it except that the price on BigRiver (specifically its resale area) is way too high....
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    Re: 'Herr Drumph!" is working very hard to alienate trading partners ...' Think this was already mentioned in some previous topic thread but curious as to what is the economic cost for the USofA to rebuild all of the industries...
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    Re: Fetal dev & leaded gas True. Another culprit is the pregnant mother's immune system reacting to viral infections. If global warming helps the spread of various viruses* (because their hosts relocate or environments change), then we should expect increasing...
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    Re: 'If you can increase the supply of suicidal and potentially violent occupied by an order of magnitude with an infection they can catch in their food, ...' Don't need to go to so much effort: just recruit from war...
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    Re: Human genomic (in)stability Read somewhere that animals have much lower genomic stability than plants, hence faster evolution. Also read that telomeres are the protectors of genomic stability and that genomes with fewer chromosomes are more stable than genomes with...
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    Re: Krebs web site Sounded interesting, visited and found this: Aug 18 - FBI Warns of ‘Unlimited’ ATM Cashout Blitz 'The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning banks that cybercriminals are preparing to carry out a highly choreographed, global...
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    Oops - hit the wrong key & typo: pls delete the 'not'. Anyways - what makes an old formula new is to look at it differently. From what I can recall, comic books and even myths assumed all gain, no...
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    Maybe the so-called power has been done but doubt not any of the personal and social consequences have been considered....
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    How about a bunch of the above: A super-hero/villain whose DNA over-responds to his/her environment (Super Epic-Gene! - epigenetics gone wild) resulting in his/her taking on the physical and psych/emotional characteristics of anyone he/she touches. Our hero/villain is a postdoc...
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    Re: Investor visa aka fast-track to citizenship Same thing happened in Canada in the '90s when the HK Chinese were looking for safe havens to decamp to in anticipation of HK reverting to the PRC. Biggest visible impact was soaring...
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    Re: Drug discovery Excellent key papers/review articles on AD that include specific examples of the drug discovery journey you describe: https://www.nature.com/collections/vgnnbfttml BTW - some other factors that might explain why useful drug discovery is near non-existent in Western big pharma:...
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    Re: AD- 'Don't hold your breath.' Yeah, I know. Still, it is encouraging that new mechanisms and processes are being discovered esp. as older theories are being abandoned. Given the failure of the pharma industry to come up with anything...
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    Re: 'The word "interesting" applies ...' Thanks for posting this! When I first read this on another site, my immediate thought was that this was a heavy-metal planet (Holy crap, Batman! A naturally occurring planet-size nuke!) Second thought: What kind...
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    Derail - interesting new info re: Alzheimer's Like some other folks here, concerned about some older family at risk of AD. Not a 'cure' but shows some promise. When I was looking up the terms on Wikipedia, learned that this...
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    Re: ' ... balanced ecology emphasis I've noticed in writings by environmentalists.' Sorry, unaware of any such book but it's an interesting idea and I hope you'll inform us of results. Question: What is included as comprising the environment? (Levels...
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    Re: ' A/C ... just moved and I haven't replaced all the lights yet (we're pretty broke right now)' Dumb/nosy question but ... have you looked at insulation options to rein in your energy bills because usage is only one...
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    Re: 'Now it seems to me that a major problem with government in general is the notion that it HAS to always be "doing something", ... because sitting on their arses until something important does happen is somehow seen as...
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    Re: '... likely to happen is a No Deal, followed up by us signing up to a TTIP dictated by the America Firsters.' Probably the planned outcome right up to the moment DT gets even greedier, and TM calls for...
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    Re: 'Free trade agreement don't allow ... subsidize your local production, ...' See NAFTA: Side one says that Canadian gov't subsidies to dairy farmers are unfair and the reason Trump won't sign NAFTA. The other side of the argument is...
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    If you mean that corporations are lining up to leave the country - sounds like their lobbyists weren't successful with May so they're trying to drum up some hysteria. However, given that journalists are asking these corporations specifically about their...
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    Re: Rocket stoves Interesting - never heard of rocket stoves before. Apparently they run on/burn anything and are super efficient because they were originally designed for use in resource poor developing countries. (The irony of it all.) Tracked down this...
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    Re: BrExit Wondering whether anyone has proposed neutral third party mediation so that both sides can blame the mediator later if they don't like the results....
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    Re: Fires Swamps often produce methane and swamp fires are pretty common in some US states. People unfamiliar with this phenomenon have come up with all sorts of reasons for the light show (UFOs). Some areas of Russia have oil...
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    Re: LED need electrical power That's why I've been reading up on solar, etc. Plenty of how-to-live-off-grid books available at my local (suburban/commuterville) library. The most interesting question raised by these authors is: what can you live without? Then do...
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    Re: 'chickens - practical research' I understand what you're saying. At the same time - yes, have checked with folks who own farms both commercial as well as household-use backyard versions. Also understand that any animal farming means having adequate...
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    Re: '... obeying the party leader' If obeying the party leader is the default of the majority members within every party, hold party leaderships as many times as needed until the mix of party leaders will act sanely, i.e., for...
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