Dust masks have been a "security blanket" for germophobes/hypochondriacs for years, but are helpful in reducing allergies (dust/pollen) for those susceptible.
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"If they electrified the highways to lead to the development of transport trucks moving freight without oil then there wouldn't be any international affect on transportation prices,..."
Just wave a magic wand to make that happen then. And where would the electricity needed to make such a concept possible come from? Pixie dust?
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Omicron COVID Variant Found ONLY in Fully Vaccinated
All four Botswana Omicron variant patients were fully vaccinated
The “Omicron” variant of COVID arrived just in time to ruin Christmas.
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Baldwin is absolutely at fault here. His negligence and blatant disregard for firearms safety is the crux of the issue. He belongs behind bars.
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Apparently, the writer, an expert, is unaware (or deliberately omitting) of the fact that PCR tests have also produced no small number of false-positive results.
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No one knows what the woman went through before doing what she did.
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Still very good news. Would be helpful to see the breakdown by age-groups.
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There are probably (statically speaking) a significant portion of the population who at some point were infected but were asymptomatic, and so now have natural immunity. But that large portion of the population is undocumented.
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"increasingly hungry" Well there's an wealth of misinformation in this one article (and without any verifiable sources for the statements) .
From a true reseacher:
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SNL stopped being humorous a very long time ago.
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Did these people also arrive in the Emerald Isles on private jets?
They sure talk a lot about caring for the environment while jet-setting around the globe. I suppose the bard William Shakespeare would have some good words to say.
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I identify as 17....
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To summarize : give us your money.
Seems none of it has anything to do with actually taking care of the planet.
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It's a scientific fact, proven by credible peer-reviewed research that so-called fully-vaccinated people are just as likely to spread the virus (within intimate groups such as their families) as unvaccinated. The vaccines may reduce the severity of an infection but not actually reduce the spread.
Certain people who have multiple preconditions clearly may benefit from getting the jabs. But others also suffer adverse reactions. Denying the risks and reality of documented adverse events fosters increasing doubt among the populace.
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Lots of wringing of hands(while certain elites napped during speeches) and talking about meaningless proposals. La Nina/El Nino have bigger impacts on climate than any human causes.
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Baldwin stuffed up. He was careless with what he knew to be a real firearm, which HE failed to confirm was actually unloaded. No amount of deflection will reduce his culpability.
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" there are SOME things you can order. Many things you cannot; namely TV shows, music, movies, and game software."
Oh, you mean like the ones that arrive at my doorstep on a near-weekly basis(except for crap tv shows and gamesoft which I don't buy anyway)?
Some things, such as electrical appliances, soaps, chemicals, are restricted by import regulations. Much of my wardrobe is bought from abroad as well as a long list of other goods.
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"… if the ACA goes into full effect and it turns out to be the disaster that some predicted then I'm all for modifying or rescinding it."
That's akin to using a rearview mirror to guide your way forward. NO ONE was allowed to read the monstrosity before voting ( much less actual deliberation by the whole of Congress) on it, and even then it barely passed and strictly on partisan vote, completely one-sided. That is a very clear recipe for failure before even getting off the ground.
Best solution is to not be under the Obamacare blunder umbrella.
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@laguna, There contradictory data from BLS reported by Bloomberg:
" Bureau of Labor Statistics data compiled by Bloomberg News and published this week don’t answer the jobs question, but they do indicate that California is losing ground in a related category: the number of business establishments. There were 1.3 million businesses in California at the end of 2012, 5.2 percent fewer than in the previous year (that’s about 73,000 fewer). To put that in perspective, Massachusetts lost 5,200 businesses, the second-highest amount, and Kansas had 3.1 percent fewer businesses in 2012 than in 2011, the second-highest loss rate. Nebraska added businesses at 11.9 percent, the fastest rate. Because BLS releases the data on a lag, the end of 2012 is the latest date for which numbers are available." superlib, It's pretty obvious the battle over ACA is NOT over. Bear in mind that laws very often get modified or rescinded.
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Superlib, to remind you again, I'm INDEPENDENT, very liberal, and fiscally conservative. Yes, I did read that but had been thinking that all along. The way ACA is currently enacted, it caters to Obamas cronies, and cronyism is despicable.
A while back there was a good article on CNN Money(a shock) about Cash Payment for medical services.
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@smith, there are lots of people who order from overseas with no problem and at large savings.
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Here's a suggestion:
REMOVE ALL EXEMPTIONS, EXCEPTIONS, AND WAIVERS TO OBAMACARE.
It’s that simple. The message is: If ObamaCare is so good for the people, then let everyone have it.
Right now. This instant.
The poor, the rich, the big unions, the big corporations, the politically connected, the lawyers, the lobbyists, and of course, Congress, too. Everyone means everyone.
“Everyone” must specifically include Senators, Congressmen, their staffs, Obama himself, Michelle, Sasha and Malia. It’s everyone in the rowboat, or no one.
And NO subsidy for publicly employed workers.
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The empty chair indeed.
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Crossroads is the wrong analogy; It's been stuck in a roundabout, and it still is, only the tires are balding and the tank is running low. Not to mention who's at the wheel.
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