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Posted in: Europe, U.S. facing new round of shutdowns amid virus surge See in context

Totally wrong according to World of Meters. How disgusting. You'd rather own the libs rather than keep people alive.

Blacklabel

USA not even in the Top 10 anymore in per capita deaths.

But Im sure all the haters here will keep screaming about Trump and the USA while ignoring all the others.

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Posted in: Europe, U.S. facing new round of shutdowns amid virus surge See in context

Not sure what you mean by "cleaner" (you may not either), but the reasons for the high pentrance and mortality in many countries is that the virus Ro is based largely on the density and interconnectivity of cities within the country (i.e., Ro varies a lot). The severity of COVID symptoms is based on prior and recent exposure to other HCVs and your underlying genetic architecture, some of which does have a geographical distribution (APOe allele). Missense mutations, indels, etc., in various genes (tlr3, numerous Interferon Regulatory Factors, and other factors contributing to interferon production and signalling pathways) are linked to interferon not being produced early enough in the infection (Zhang etal Science 370 Oct. 23, 2020). Couple these with comorbidities (many linked to Western countries) and you get the results we're seeing.

Burning Bush

So the richest, cleanest parts of the world can't control this "pandemic", but everybody else is basically just fine.

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Posted in: Best Betts: Dodgers win first World Series title since 1988 See in context

With the Lakers winning their championship, gotta start supporting the LA Rams for the third trophy.

LA Kings.....well...can’t win them all.

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Posted in: Gov't threatens to fire on anti-Lukashenko protesters See in context

Belarus government threatening to shoot people and you suggest they are in the right to do so because "lives come first"......

Yes, the government must protect people's lives....by shooting them....sounds reasonable

(sarcasm level set to maximum)

Burning Bush

Government has a responsibility to stop these superspreader events.

We're in a global pandemic.

Lives come first.

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Posted in: Trump holds Florida rally in front of mostly maskless crowd; says he's immune to virus See in context

Have you noticed how I point out that the sources that YOU use here are poor quality and heavily biased, and you respond with "they" attacks. That is why people feel you are bigoted. You concede your point by such a deflection, instead of attempting to defend your initial point, which means you also realize it is a point unworthy of support.

Try to stand behind and defend the points you make rather than resorting to deflections and generalizations....if you can.

bass4funk

The National Review was mainly supported by Roger Milliken who was a staunch supporter of Strom Thurmond

But Democrats supporting and eulogizing Robert Byrd is ok?

and Nixon's Southern Strategy and who was a member of the John Birch Society.....this is from where you draw influence and inspiration?

I see and radical outlets that support far left liberal views like the Nation, MoveOn, Act Blue and the open society are are fair minded viewpoints we should follow instead? so basically what you are saying, don’t support ring so called radical media outlets, support left leaning media outlets? What? Seriously?

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Posted in: Trump holds Florida rally in front of mostly maskless crowd; says he's immune to virus See in context

Bass...

The National Review was mainly supported by Roger Milliken who was a staunch supporter of Strom Thurmond and Nixon's Southern Strategy and who was a member of the John Birch Society.....this is from where you draw influence and inspiration?

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Posted in: Trump holds Florida rally in front of mostly maskless crowd; says he's immune to virus See in context

Bass...citing the National review for polling data...hilarious. The National Review has skewed itself far right since it's initial inception by Buckley. You need to pick your sources more carefully.

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Posted in: Fauci says his remarks were taken out of context in Trump ad See in context

This has been discussed here numerous times. Initially, very little was known about the virus, and a mask order/request was not deemed necessary. As more information came in, Fauci realized that masks were necessary. This is how science works....initial hypotheses get modified or disposed of with the influx of new and more reliable information. You understand that, right? Good, so no need to continue with the "Fauci said that they weren't necessary" tripe.

Serrano

In late Feb. and early March Fauci was advising us not to buy and wear masks. Oops.

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Posted in: Supreme Court pick Barrett draws on faith, family for Senate See in context

She's a great choice if you want someone who is a member of People of Praise, which is a somewhat friendlier Taliban with regards to women's roles in society. "Traditional roles" seems to be the phrasing they like.

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Posted in: Trump to resume campaigning with White House event, Florida rally See in context

So you agree that you used a poor quality source, but to you it is ok to try to pass off potentially biased information because you "feel" that this mysterious cabal of "liberals" has done it before.

hate to use the shoot the messenger style, but using National File as a source for anything but tin foil hat assembly methods is disingenuous.

Look, liberals are the last people to talk about disingenuous when they peddled a false Russian hoax conspiracy for 3 years.

Yes they, do. And they have some opinions that you seem to respect enough to use it as a source for your opinions. Among those opinions they have are numerous ones that are frighteningly repugnant to most.

Didn't National File sponsor an event in Feb. 2020 with Alex Jones, the Proud Boys founder, and Nick Fuentes (Groyper founder)? Yeah, they did.

Not a fan of Jones at all, but Ok. I mean, they do have the right to their opinions as well.

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Posted in: Trump to resume campaigning with White House event, Florida rally See in context

bass.....hate to use the shoot the messenger style, but using National File as a source for anything but tin foil hat assembly methods is disingenuous. Didn't National File sponsor an event in Feb. 2020 with Alex Jones, the Proud Boys founder, and Nick Fuentes (Groyper founder)? Yeah, they did.

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Posted in: Trump to resume campaigning with White House event, Florida rally See in context

When Antifa gets caught planning on kidnapping a Republican politician such as Ted Cruz or Matt Gaetz, then sure, even your general descriptive "liberals" will be expecting a Biden condemnation.

bass4funk

......but we are still waiting for Biden to condemn the far left groups and push for support of the police?

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Posted in: In 25th Amendment bid, Pelosi questions Trump's fitness to serve See in context

and with a few edits to Mr. Noidall's generic prose.....

When Donald does these types of things it makes me think: isn’t he adamant that the Supreme Court nomination be held off until the new year? And doesn’t he say that’s because the American people ought to decide who decides who the next justice shall be? But then I think about all the scheming and plotting Donald has done these past several years to invalidate, delegitimize, and overturn the American Constitution. Then I ask myself, why now?, Donald, when there’s less than a month left for the American people to decide who’ll be the next president. A glaring contradiction strikes my retina: why, Donald, are you hellbent on the American people deciding the next Supreme Court justice but totally against the American people deciding who’ll be the next president in just a few weeks? Then I ask myself, what are Donald’s motives for this latest shenanigan? Is he trying to help me make an informed decision next month? I don’t think so. I mean, I look at his past behavior that shows he’s willing to stoop to unscrupulous methods to try and stay in the White House even though we has every right to prevent him from doing so. So then it finally hits me: this latest attempt from Donald is another one of his attempts to unconstitutionally seize more power. Finally, I say to myself, if Donald is willing to disrespect the constitution and abuse his power, even when he’s late in the 4th quarter of his first term, then it is he who is unfit for office and mentally unstable. He is the one who needs to be impeached. You probably have to go way back in time to find a worse and more corrupt person than Donald Trump. #impeachDonaldTrump

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Posted in: U.S.-French duo win Nobel Chemistry Prize for gene editing tool See in context

my typo juju is amazing....Within 10 seconds after the award was announced, "Zannen, non-Japanese people won the Nobel Prize this year. OK onto the next news item"

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Posted in: U.S.-French duo win Nobel Chemistry Prize for gene editing tool See in context

@IloveCoffee.....yeah I saw that too. Within 10 seconds after the award was announced, "Zannen, non-Japanese people did not win the Nobel Prize this year. OK onto the next news item"

Hilarious

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Posted in: Trump to spend a few days in hospital as virus diagnosis rocks presidential campaign See in context

Serrano......closing travel with China did nothing to stop the virus from entering the US, as most US cases came from the EU. Trump should have closed that too....but...well...China is an easier target.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/09/health/new-york-coronavirus-outbreak-europe-origin/index.html

https://theintercept.com/2020/04/12/u-s-got-more-confirmed-index-cases-of-coronavirus-from-europe-than-from-china/

 Serrano

If he hadn't closed down travel from China Jan. 31 ( Biden wouldn't have ) we'd have a lot more than 200,000 dead.

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Posted in: Trump and first lady test positive for COVID-19 See in context

You've seen his actual medical records? So, he has no high blood pressure? Because that's one of the worst pre-existing conditions one could have when trying to fight off Covid.

bass4funk

Well, there were other world leaders that have had this virus, so they all weathered the storm of this virus snd looks like the President and the First Lady will get over this just fine. We are human, imperfect, but the President has a higher survival rate given the fact that he doesn’t drink or smoke, no pre-existing conditions of any. If he’s somewhat overweight, but by not having these underling conditions vastly increasing his chances of a quick and speedy recovery.

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Posted in: What are some telltale signs that a business might be on the verge of bankruptcy? Also, have you ever worked for a company that went under and did you see it coming? See in context

First, bonus are reduced or eliminated. Then the company starts making numerous new rules. If there were occasional parties or the boss would have snacks delivered now and then...that ends. Maybe the bounenkai is clearly reduced to some trays of sushi and lots of fried stuff (if the spread is highly skewed to fried food, the company is really in trouble) or the bounenkai is cancelled.....yeah....not good signs.

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Posted in: 'Will you shut up, man?' Repeated interruptions, insults mark fiery debate between Trump and Biden See in context

Trump mentioned that the Proud Boys should "Stand By"......

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Posted in: Trump, Biden prepare to debate at a time of mounting crises See in context

Biden should hand Trump $750 at the beginning of the debate and say "Next year's on me, honey!".

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Posted in: Do you think China made the coronavirus and released it either deliberately or by accident or it wasn't manmade? See in context

Li-Meng Yan's paper has been thoroughly destroyed (easy reading sources:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/09/coronavirus-origins-misinformation-yan-report-fact-check-cvd/

https://en.as.com/en/2020/09/18/latest_news/1600419725_620901.html

Her work was sponsored by a group affiliated Bannon.....if that isn't enough to arouse suspicion then your QAnon shirt is too tight and constricting blood flow.

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Posted in: Senate GOP lines up with Trump to quickly fill court seat See in context

Imagine if the Republicans had acted as quickly and with such conviction when Covid was starting out as they are with filling the Supreme Court vacancy.......

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Posted in: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87 See in context

No one should act surprised for even a microsecond that this was going to get immediately politicized. Tge moment we read that she had passed on the first thing we all thought of was that this is going to turn into something ugly right before the election.

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Posted in: Rich nations snap up vaccine stocks in global race for jab See in context

Just because you deny it doesn't mean it's not true

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Posted in: Biden says he trusts vaccines and scientists, not Trump See in context

You refer to "Unusual Features of the SARS-CoV-2 Genome Suggesting Sophisticated Laboratory Modification Rather Than Natural Evolution and Delineation of Its Probable Synthetic Route,", of which 3 of her co-authors are affiliated with the Steve Bannon group Rule of Law Society, which does not do infectious disease studies.

She states COVID-19 is "suspiciously similar to that of a bat coronavirus discovered by military laboratories", but yeah, it's from a bat, as are numerous coronaviruses and is related to SARS-Cov1.

She states that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is similar to the original SARS virus. Sure, both use the ACE2 receptor to enter into cells, thus, they must have similar configurations in order to use this same binding region.

She states the SARS-CoV-2’s cleavage site is “unique”....not true as furin-cleavage sites occur in many coronaviruses, including MERS.

Now, if you had done your homework, you would have realized this about Li-Meng Yan before making the above post.

Blacklabel

Chinese Virologist Dr. Li-Meng Yan

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Posted in: Biden says he trusts vaccines and scientists, not Trump See in context

No, starting out based on your lack of scientific understanding, but that cannot be helped at this point.

Please explain what Blix's or Atlas's positions are regarding the vaccine and whether they feel comfortable that it will be safe and available in weeks, as per Trump's decree. You wish to educate us, then do your homework.

Blacklabel

you are already starting out in bad faith.

How about a scientist whose scientific conclusion doesnt match the Dem political narrative exactly.

that would be a good start. Ok, go ahead and complain about Dr. Scott Atlas, whats the Dem position on him? Dr. Birx, remember her? no good?

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Posted in: Biden says he trusts vaccines and scientists, not Trump See in context

Blacklabel, according to you, which scientists should we be listening to? Dr. Stella Immanuel?

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Posted in: Biden says he trusts vaccines and scientists, not Trump See in context

You mean the voodoo sec-with-demons "doctor" brought out by Trump in order to create more confusion and distrust in scientific research? Many people rely on mass media and their first page of results from a Google search in order to get their medical information and we wonder why there is such discord and a lack of understanding in science.

IloveCoffee

"I’m saying, trust the scientist."

You mean like Dr. Stella Immanuel and her team of scientists?

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Posted in: UAE and Bahrain forge ties with Israel at White House See in context

Cnn naysayers......analysis of the above on the cover page as of 11:48 am JST

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/15/politics/israel-uae-bahrain-white-house-analysis-intl/index.html

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Posted in: Trump aide apologizes for video slamming virus scientists See in context

Caputo claimed that some CDC scientists were committing sedition, and that he might be killed, and outlined a case when "the shooting will begin", as well as discussing “shadows on the ceiling in my apartment, there alone, shadows are so long.”

Worrisome maybe?

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