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Posted in: 'Game of Thrones' reaches its end, with one or two shocks left See in context

Since today is the May 20, 1993 anniversary of the Cheers finale episode, for comparison's sake

"US Most Watched TV Series Finales of All Time"

1) MASH — *105 million

2) Cheers  — 84.4 million

3) The Fugitive — 78.0 million

4) Seinfeld — 76.3 million

5) Friends — 52.5 million

6) Magnum, P.I. — 50.7 million

7) The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson — 50.0 million

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Posted in: Pro-EU rallies draw tens of thousands before elections See in context

These pro EU rallies need to pressure their governments into pushing back against US domination and in regaining their sovereignty. Nothing will change until the nations become independent and stop having their foreign policy controlled by the US.

The US is trying to infiltrate Europe right now

[Trump ex-advisor] Steve Bannon 'planning foundation' to boost far right in Europe

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/07/steve-bannon-planning-foundation-boost-europe-180721191340230.html

Trump-linked far-right groups in US spent millions on European lobbying

https://www.dw.com/en/trump-linked-far-right-groups-in-us-spent-millions-on-european-lobbying/a-48104844

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Posted in: Trump tells anti-abortion activists to stay united for 2020 See in context

Trump was pro-abortion before he was anti-abortion

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Posted in: Trump blasts Republican lawmaker Amash over impeachment remarks See in context

Trump also just blasted Fox News for covering a town hall interview of a Democrat candidate

Fox News responded that they cover both sides

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Posted in: Yemen's government forces arrest key al-Qaida leader See in context

Al-Wafi, in his 30s, is a key member of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, and has helped to carry out several deadly attacks including the 2012 bombing of a Yemeni military parade that killed dozens of troops.

When Yemen returns to the stable government, they can more go after these

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Posted in: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist See in context

US democracy: The US will tell you with whom you can do business. This has nothing to do with national security but everything to do with increasing American share of the communications market.

Becoming more like China, ironically (Chinese government determines who can do business in China - they did ban Google there)

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Posted in: Koepka holds on to win back-to-back PGA Championship titles See in context

That was an almost epic collapse

Once the wet grounds dried out and winds howling, Black became a free-for-all

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Posted in: Abortion rights demonstration held on Cannes red carpet See in context

Even Trump wouldn't go as far as the Alabama and Missouri Republicans:

As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions - Rape, Incest and protecting the Life of the mother - the same position taken by Ronald Reagan.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019

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Posted in: 'Game of Thrones' reaches its end, with one or two shocks left See in context

There were so many viewing parties

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=game+of+thrones+viewing+parties

Like the Avengers Endgame treatment, people don't want to be spoiled at all costs

Some would say HBO sucks at endings, like the Sopranos (lol, fight me!)

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Posted in: U.S. ambassador to China makes rare visit to Tibet See in context

Tibet had its own government before China invaded it in 1950

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Posted in: U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions See in context

So long as it's international space

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Posted in: Study urges mandatory measles jabs as cases surge See in context

It's about risk reward. I believe most vaccines aren't worth the reward verses the risk/dangers.

Death or disability is kinda very dangerous - growing up in a 3rd-world country, there's always constant reminders

It must be refreshing not to have to think about that. Such 1st-world problems

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Posted in: Study urges mandatory measles jabs as cases surge See in context

I see you did your research = full marks well done for the cut and paste. Did you bother to understand the implications of injecting even minute amounts of the listed poisons into your tissue and crossing the blood brain barrier ?

Heheh, you'd be surprised - biochemistry is one of my subjects; it goes all the way down to the molecular level processes

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Posted in: 13 teen boys caught peeping into girls’ hot spring bath during class trip See in context

Aren't girls glad they're desirable

You think that women should be happy

Why is there a question mark - fortunate that you're not one of the girls who have to worry

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Posted in: Serious side effects of cancer drug Verzenio suspected in Japan See in context

It seems to me all drugs always have more or less side effects.

Because some drugs essentially change how your body typically works, but it's for those whose body works already leading to a disaster

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Posted in: 13 teen boys caught peeping into girls’ hot spring bath during class trip See in context

Aren't girls glad they're desirable

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Posted in: Abortion rights demonstration held on Cannes red carpet See in context

An wise man once said:

"Abortion is a difficult topic

On the one hand, it kills kids

On the other hand, it gives women a choice"

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Posted in: Defiant Iran says it can 'easily' hit U.S. ships See in context

Nobody wants another Iraq in Iran. What happened to Hussein? That's a history lesson for Iran. Talk big, but don't act too strongly or directly.

C'mon, Saddam's Minister of Information Saeed al-Sahaf was the best!

He would go on TV, and we would all wait with bated breath how he would spin it! Lol

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Posted in: Austrian government collapses as far right leader caught in video sting See in context

One would had think the new politicians would be different from the old politicians, but they're the same as the old ones

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Posted in: 'Blame of Thrones': Fans lament rushed final GoT season See in context

There's still the books - it's not finished yet

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Posted in: At campaign rally, Biden decries Democratic 'anger' and pledges unity See in context

the American people didn't, don't, and will not want you for president.*

*I speak for the American people, WE the people do not want uncle Joe to be our President!!

The American people will vote next year - nobody needs to speak for anybody; people will choose for themselves

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Posted in: Wallabies star Israel Folau sacked over anti-gay comments See in context

A country's people decides how it wants to be represented as a national team

If enough of a country's people object to a national federation's decision, they would protest such decision and demand they be represented properly by their national team

If not enough of a country's people object, then that's how the population wants to be represented

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Posted in: Study urges mandatory measles jabs as cases surge See in context

People often focus too much on the possible side effect of vaccines, and they forget how serious the diseases are that could result from no vaccine. They focus too much on the side effects, but not enough on the diseases. Many of those diseases could kill you, or if you're fortunate, exhaustive hospitalizations

New York, which is having a severe measles epidemic right now, passed a public health emergency regulation banning unvaccinated people from large public places - the health and lives of the public being the priority

If you're unvaccinated, that's something you have to live with

Man Kind has survived long enough without such drugs why do we need them now ?

Mankind also has had high mortality rates many times - the 15th C. Black Plague killed almost half of Europe; the 1918 Spanish Flu killed 50 million people worldwide; etc.

Do ya know why people used to have so many children? Because they knew they're gonna lose some of them

Yes, mankind has survived over the centuries. But how many of your loved ones are you prepared to lose?

Check out the ingredients of the vaccine you are about to get jabbed with (read the box the vial came in) see all the toxic ingredients and known side effects written there for yourself. Be informed.

Yes, be informed: Ingredients of Vaccines - Fact Sheet

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/additives.htm

= Millions of doses of vaccines are administered to children in this country each year. Ensuring that those vaccines are potent, sterile, and safe requires the addition of minute amounts of chemical additives.

= Chemicals are added to vaccines to inactivate a virus or bacteria and stabilize the vaccine, helping to preserve the vaccine and prevent it from losing its potency over time.

= The amount of chemical additives found in vaccines is very small.

= All routinely recommended pediatric vaccines manufactured for the U.S. market are available in formulations that contain no thimerosal or only trace amounts.

Additives used in the production of vaccines may include

= suspending fluid (e.g. sterile water, saline, or fluids containing protein);

= preservatives and stabilizers to help the vaccine remain unchanged (e.g. albumin, phenols, and glycine); and

= adjuvants or enhancers to help the vaccine to be more effective.

Common substances found in vaccines include:

= Aluminum gels or salts of aluminum which are added as adjuvants to help the vaccine stimulate a better response. Adjuvants help promote an earlier, more potent response, and more persistent immune response to the vaccine.

= Antibiotics which are added to some vaccines to prevent the growth of germs (bacteria) during production and storage of the vaccine. No vaccine produced in the United States contains penicillin.

= Egg protein is found in yellow fever and most influenza vaccines, which are prepared using chicken eggs. Ordinarily, persons who are able to eat eggs or egg products safely can receive these vaccines.

= Formaldehyde is used to inactivate bacterial products for toxoid vaccines, (these are vaccines that use an inactive bacterial toxin to produce immunity.) It is also used to kill unwanted viruses and bacteria that might contaminate the vaccine during production. Most formaldehyde is removed from the vaccine before it is packaged.

= Monosodium glutamate (MSG) and 2-phenoxy-ethanol which are used as stabilizers in a few vaccines to help the vaccine remain unchanged when the vaccine is exposed to heat, light, acidity, or humidity.

= Thimerosal is a mercury-containing preservative that is added to vials of vaccine that contain more than one dose to prevent contamination and growth of potentially harmful bacteria.

So there's the list of minute amounts of additives.

Why do you need a booster if the vaccine is so effective ?

Because vaccines diminish its effectiveness over time

Also, your own body's built-in immunity also diminishes over time.

Pretty much anything diminishes over time - your body is not a god. It grows old; it wears and tears; it forgets how to fight foreign invaders effectively. That's why old people are more susceptible than mid-life adults

Sometimes, your body needs a refresher, a reminder how to do things. That's where a booster comes in

Vaccines supposedly only provide effective immunization effective for 3 - 5 years.

It depends on the vaccine and the disease. Not all processes work the same way in your body. Some vaccines last decades, like some tuberculosis and polio vaccines

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Posted in: New York Mayor de Blasio joins 2020 race to 'take on' Trump See in context

Here's NYers' approval ratings:

https://poll.qu.edu/new-york-city/release-detail?ReleaseID=2613

Mayor Bill de Blasio: 42% approve - 44% disapprove

Should De Blasio run for president: 18% yes - 76% no

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 51% approve - 34% disapprove

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo: 51% approve - 42% disapprove

Pres. Donald Trump: 26% approve - 71 % disapprove

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Posted in: Koepka sets 36-hole major record while Tiger misses PGA cut See in context

Tiger was obviously tournament-rusty

He chose not to play a tournament between the Masters last month and the PGA Championship now

He has to find the right balance between rust and rest for his 43-yr-old reconstructed back

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Posted in: Koepka sets 36-hole major record while Tiger misses PGA cut See in context

Lol, used to joke of shooting in the 70s on Black....................... on 9 holes

Koepka is doing what Tiger used to do to the field way back when at the turn of the century

And in the last 9 Majors he played, Koepka finished near the top in all but one, while winning 3:

T-4 @ 2016 PGA

T-11 @ 2017 Masters

Won @ 2017 US Open

T-6 @ 2017 British

T-13 @ 2017 PGA

Won @ 2018 US Open

T-39 @ 2018 British

Won @ 2018 PGA

T-2 @ 2019 Masters

And now, he may become the first one ever to defend both the US Open and PGA Championship concurrently

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Posted in: China criticizes U.S. action against Huawei See in context

Pot calling kettle black, were American tech companies facebook, microsoft etc allowing US govt access user data in guise of national security.

Of course, those get pressured by their US government too, but there's more accountability when the US government tries to do that.

Like when Apple refused the US government access to the iPhone, a lot of Americans backed up Apple. If Google goes over the line, their own employees revolt against their management, like when Google tried to make a China-only censored Google search.

It's not just an easy doormat for the US government - those companies and/or their workers could fight back on their government.

It'd be more reassuring if the Chinese companies and workers could do the same to their government.

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Posted in: Trump pitches U.S. immigration overhaul See in context

Did Trump just say the country is full?

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/our-country-is-full-trump-says-migrants-straining-immigration-system

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Posted in: China criticizes U.S. action against Huawei See in context

Huawei is no angel - Huawei makes the technology that the Chinese government uses for a pilot surveillance police state in western Xinjiang of the Uyghur population:

https://www.dw.com/en/huawei-keeping-a-close-eye-on-the-future/av-48091826

"Huawei’s partnership with China on surveillance technology raises concerns for foreign users"

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-huaweis-partnership-with-china-on-surveillance-raises-concerns-for/

Chinese technology company Huawei has begun working on advanced security technology together with the Public Security Bureau in the country’s far western Xinjiang region, which is becoming a pilot zone for advanced new surveillance and population-control techniques.

Citing threats of terrorism and radicalization among the region’s largely Muslim Uyghur population, Chinese authorities have spent heavily to build Xinjiang into a test bed for the use of facial recognition, digital monitoring and artificial intelligence in policing.

The agreement with Huawei illustrates the role of Chinese technology companies in that effort, while raising new questions about how technology developed for Xinjiang is used outside China.

Last week, the company agreed to join an “intelligent security industry” innovation lab in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, as part of a government bid to create a cluster of expertise in that field. Such expertise, the local government has said, can serve not only China, but dozens of countries involved in the “Belt and Road Initiative,” Beijing’s sweeping plan to extend elements of its development model and corporate reach far outside its borders.

Suffice to say, such technology is not gonna stay just in Xinjiang

Think other despotic governments using that Huawei technology to keep themselves in power

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Posted in: Cheering stifled at 'Cheering Format' screenings of 'Avengers: End Game' in Japan See in context

If ya don't want to see a movie in 3D, then don't go to a 3D screening

If ya don't want to see a movie with loud noises, then don't go to a cheering screening

(Although if it's a horror movie, ya may not have a choice, lol)

How about serving alcohol? Let's add that to the mix.

There are "dine-in" theaters that serve you food while watching the movie - and yes, including alcohol (and yes, those screenings can be quite fun, lol)

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