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    Please, allow me to do today’s fear Porn update:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Now, here's a fascinating fact. The population of Uganda is 42,729,000. They have had a total of 19 deaths attributed to COVID-19, out of a reported 1750 cases. The death rate in Uganda from COVID-19 is therefore 0.000044%. Anyone care to speculate about why this might be? Might it have something to do with Hydroxychloroquin, chloroquin, and ivermectin?
    I'd say that, while those drugs may factor, they are likely a small factor compared to simple bad accounting.

    Uganda is a shithole country with a worse than useless government. I used to have a kid I sponsored from there and back then they had some of the highest HIV rates in the world. We knew this because NGO accounting, not government accounting.

    Clearly nobody is offering them any incentives to have Covid cases or deaths. Otherwise those numbers would be higher.

    I also doubt that they have as high a population of fat old people who are only alive because of medication and 24/7 assistance from nurses.

    That said. I think basically ignoring Covid (aside from the normal attention we give the seasonal flu or pneumonia, ect), like they have, would have been the best practice of the entire world. Our numbers would, like theirs probably are, be artificially low instead of so obviously artificially high and the world would not reeling from insane government overreach. It might have shown up as a high flu year.

    Granted Amazon, Home Depot, Walmart, and companies making hand sanitizer and PPE would not like this. Nor would the politicians carrying those stocks in their portfolios, but I am fine with all of them suffering.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Norman View Post
    Are you saying that in order to propose any change in the executive branch, one has to present a comprehensive overhaul of the legislative and judicial branches as well? He explicitly said in that short description that the goal was to produce better leadership at the top.

    Britain has three branches of government. Almost every country does, at least in form if not in function. Being an American, you may not understand that.
    The executive branch is not supposed to be the top.

    Maybe this is not the case in the UK and maybe Whine-stein forgot this after 8= years of masturbating to Obama posters, but the US model is supposed to be a division of powers. Not a hierarchy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    You're correct, the full George Floyd video presented a different situation than we had been shown by the "journalists" in the MSM. Whether or not those circumstances will complThis particular incident in Kenosha seems different. My question: what circumstances could possibly be shown to justify shooting the man in the back at point-blank range, tasers having never been deployed? The man was resisting the cops, true. People are stupid, true. They had the option to taser the fool before executing him, and they chose not to. There were enough cops to dogpile his tasered ass before he got back into the car, and they didn't do it. The video clearly shows 7 rounds into his upper back/neck from a distance of no more than 2 feet. What could he possibly have been doing right then that got him killed? If he was going for a pistol (I'll bet they find one!), that might justify. Because nothing he did prior to that second justifies killing him, and no effort was made to use non-lethal force.
    Tasers are a joke. They work on the kind of people that you never need to use them on.

    The guy has a record of incidents involving guns, so maybe that is a factor in why the assumption was made that he was going for one.

    What would you do if a gun is pointed at you? I generally turn on my listening ears and give them my full attention.

    I don't see the justification for you having to risk injury to yourself fighting with a person who, when threatened with a gun, and given a lawful order essentially tells you to fuck off. He's telling you his life is worthless. Why argue with him?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenni View Post
    This is where I think people have it backwards. It's not the waitress making $3 an hour and getting SNAP that's the weak link. She's not the one we've extended welfare to and thus will make us weaker as a group. It's the hedge fund manager. It's the WalMarts. It's the politicians. Those paper pushing idiots who can't handle an actual free market or the work that goes with it but come running to the electorate claiming they are too big to fail. Those are the ones that have weakened us over all. Those are the ones who should be subject to the Darwinism they advocate for others. They have had to use fake, made up shit to design a system that supports their weakness and allows them to keep power. Their little sheets of cotton-linen are not backed by anything other than compliance and they have no real skills. They are the ones dragging us down. Your average blue collar guy/gal who works 10 hours a day and barely makes it is in the position he's in because of their laziness and dishonesty not because he's actually a bad worker. Keeping power takes schemes and unfairness and a general sneaky wad of bullshit that decent folk rarely even think of. But you take away all that and what does the average banker or politician have? What good do they contribute to the people and their community? What art do they create? I've met more than a few and they damn sure don't have the creativity, brains, or situational awareness god gave a billy goat. Yet we give them billions in corporate welfare because they don't have the balls to handle an actual free market.
    Another big difference is that the blue collar worker is often too tired and preoccupied to leverage things via politics while the hedge fund dealer has the time between hands and thanks to having the funds for other people to raise their kids, do their landscaping, and deliver their groceries does. So the former is a good target for a certain brand of politician that is doing "for" them...., which, of course, is a lie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank_B View Post
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    Nice job, Frank. From America's trusted source for factual information, Yahoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Christiansen View Post
    I'd say that, while those drugs may factor, they are likely a small factor compared to simple bad accounting.
    Maybe they'd be worth studying. I think the problem with them is that they are already cheap, available, and have already been studied.

    Tasers are a joke. They work on the kind of people that you never need to use them on.
    Now you're sounding like a fool, George. I suspect you have never been tased.

    The guy has a record of incidents involving guns, so maybe that is a factor in why the assumption was made that he was going for one.

    What would you do if a gun is pointed at you? I generally turn on my listening ears and give them my full attention.
    If you are assuming the cops knew his history with guns, once again: Why Did They Let Him Go Back To The Car??????? They fucked this up.

    I don't see the justification for you having to risk injury to yourself fighting with a person who, when threatened with a gun, and given a lawful order essentially tells you to fuck off. He's telling you his life is worthless. Why argue with him?
    I don't either. That's why I'm not a cop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank_B View Post
    Please, allow me to do today’s fear Porn update:

    Exercise will kill you if you have COVID-19: Exercise and COVID-19 Can Be a Dangerous Combination, New Evidence Shows
    Doesn’t surprise me that a respiratory infection had adverse effects on cardiovascular exercise. Maybe this will make people stop jogging though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Now, here's a fascinating fact. The population of Uganda is 42,729,000. They have had a total of 19 deaths attributed to COVID-19, out of a reported 1750 cases. The death rate in Uganda from COVID-19 is therefore 0.000044%. Anyone care to speculate about why this might be? Might it have something to do with Hydroxychloroquin, chloroquin, and ivermectin?
    That^, and their adult obesity rate is pretty low (5-6%).

    Actually have to physically work to put food on the table ... or you die.

    Lolz at sub-Saharan Africa doing just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank_B View Post
    Please, allow me to do today’s fear Porn update:

    Exercise will kill you if you have COVID-19: Exercise and COVID-19 Can Be a Dangerous Combination, New Evidence Shows
    I find this style of "journalism" to be superfluous and pedestrian. I understand it as a stylistic choice if someone is doing a human interest story on a 90 year-old man running a marathon or a story of two young girls running an impressively successful lemonade stand. However, this is a story about a world-affecting illness. I'm not here for the emotion. I want some facts.

    You mentioned it earlier, Rip, that every major network writes in this way. Why do you think the market place decided this is a good way to write articles?

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    I'm not sure that the market decided this. I think journalists are and have always been people of very average IQs who are somehow regarded as intelligent (see Don Lemon), and most of them are not capable of writing at a higher level. So this just happens to be what you get from Yahoo! As long as people of average intelligence are happy with this pablum, it will continue, but I don't see an active demand for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Christiansen View Post
    The executive branch is not supposed to be the top.

    Maybe this is not the case in the UK and maybe Whine-stein forgot this after 8= years of masturbating to Obama posters, but the US model is supposed to be a division of powers. Not a hierarchy.
    That's very clever, what you did with his name.

    He's not proposing any change to the relationship between the branches of government. It's just a candidacy/campaign proposal, that's part of the elegance of it.

    I'm sure you don't mean to say that the POTUS isn't the leader of the country. I'm sure you wouldn't be suggesting that the office of President is equal in terms of leadership to that of Speaker of the House, Leader of the Majority in the Senate, or a Supreme Court Justice.

    Because someone would have to be a total fucking idiot to suggest that.

    If you have anything to say about the substance of the proposal, that would be fine too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Charles View Post
    If the reference to linen is to “my pillow” I would ask you to consider the number one spot. Personally, I want the “my pillow guy “ to get Covid.
    US paper currency is 75% cotton and 25% linen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Christiansen View Post
    Tasers are a joke. They work on the kind of people that you never need to use them on.
    While tasers (like pepper spray or other chemical agents) have been over-rated, misused, abused, and on occasion fail on VERY highly charged up arrestees, never is too broad a generalization.

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