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Posted in: Australia battles spread of Japanese encephalitis See in context

Does anyone here have even a rudimentary understanding of basic scientific principles applied to the type of virus discussed in this article? I'm just seeing knee-jerk reactions, and veiled insults thrown about just because a common phrase, which is surprisingly not understood by many, was casually used. Strangely inaccurate analogies are hastily put together. So, people get all fired up when the term China Virus is used, yet they meekly accept Japanese encephalitis? Quite amusing.

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Posted in: Australia battles spread of Japanese encephalitis See in context

Interesting the number of comments here that make irrelevant remarks, avoiding the issue. And funny how easy it is to see people reveal that they do not have any background in the hard sciences, because they don't even know the meaning of soft sciences. An elementary term, which I guess Englush teachers can be forgiven for not knowing. What do you think kids, is Japanese encephalitis an acceptable term, where China virus is not? Why? Tough questions for an easy crowd.

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Posted in: Australia battles spread of Japanese encephalitis See in context

The type of encephalitis in this article is rarely found in Japan today. Blacklabel is 100% correct. Interesting to see people make the elementary fallacy "Because that's the way it's always been." Not scientific. Recently in the US major sports teams changed their names from what were racist names used for over one hundred years. The fact the teams had used racist names for decades did not hinder making changes now. And trying to make an analogy between a disease named after the individual who discovered it with diseases named after an entire Asian nation or people---well, that is soft science education gone wild.

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Posted in: The sex of your cells matters when it comes to heart disease See in context

Virusrex was arguing against a simple fact, demanding I provide evidence from a science organization, and when it turns out the fact was a quote from a government sponsored science organization, he changes the subject and pretends we are arguing about something else.

The link said what I wrote several times.

Females have two X chromosomes in their cells.

Is the science organization to which I quoted and provided a link wrong? The National Human Genome Research Institute. Stay on point.

Dude, you got schooled big time, and everyone can read it right above.

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Posted in: The sex of your cells matters when it comes to heart disease See in context

Ok virusrex, I provided a single organization that supports my position. I provided a quote from that science institution, which you argued against. Let's see evidence from a science (remember--hard science) organization that contradicts the National Human Genome Research Institute.

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Posted in: The sex of your cells matters when it comes to heart disease See in context

Any evidence against my quote from the National Human Genome Research Institute? This should be fun.

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Posted in: The sex of your cells matters when it comes to heart disease See in context

I provided a link to tje National Human Genome Research Institute. You want to argue against that being a scientific organization!

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Posted in: The sex of your cells matters when it comes to heart disease See in context

https://www.genome.gov/genetics-glossary/Y-Chromosome

Females have two X chromosomes in their cells, while males have X and Y chromosomes in their cells.

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Posted in: The sex of your cells matters when it comes to heart disease See in context

Let's make it easier. Females have two X chromosomes in their cells, while males have X and Y chromosomes in their cells. Why so someone wants to dispute this is beyond me.

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Posted in: The sex of your cells matters when it comes to heart disease See in context

I guess the author of this article, an assistant professor of bioengineering, when he writes of male cats typically having one X chromosome and one Y chromosome having solid orange or black coats isn't being scientific, logical, or even believable. Oh--and he learned about that function of X chromosomes in his high school science class. But i guess sone people want to promote a psychobabble or anthropological narrative over this bioengineer. Now THAT is not scientific, is it?

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Posted in: The sex of your cells matters when it comes to heart disease See in context

Someone who confuses psychology and anthropology witj hard science should not be asking for examples of scientific association.

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Posted in: The sex of your cells matters when it comes to heart disease See in context

Someone with a hard science background would know that psychology, sociology, anthropology etc. are "soft sciences." So,waiting for a response by soneone with such. The article expressly states "The sex of your cells matters." It doesn't say that your cells have the ability to choose their sex. So, XX chromosones are the chromosomes in females, according to biology, and as there is no psychology of cells, there is no XX chromosome trying to identify otherwise.

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Posted in: The sex of your cells matters when it comes to heart disease See in context

Except for a rare physiological exception, basic science is that XX chromosones are the chromosones in females. Anyone who took biology as a teenager learns this, If someone here with a hard science background has a different opinion, that would be entertaining to hear.

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Posted in: The sex of your cells matters when it comes to heart disease See in context

If one has XX chromosones, no matter what that person tells herself, she is a female, and such person is likely to have cardiovascular differences compared to men. So, the bottom line is, regardless of how one behaves, the science is consistent and is not swayed by one's personal beliefs.

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Posted in: How U.S. might help Ukraine — without broadening the war See in context

Turkey is a member of NATO. Israel is not. And the US does not have a security treaty with Israel. US has.a close "ally" in Mexico, and even has a security treaty with them. And gives aid to Mexico. But Mexico has not imposed sanctions on Russia. And the US gives ample aid to the Palestinian Territories, which has not imposed sanctions on Russia. The US is already providing aid to Ukraine. What purpose would it serve to take away aid from US allies? That would improve the US stature in the geopolitical realm?

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Posted in: Okinawa's 50th reversion anniversary events to be held May 15 See in context

It was midnight on a day in July 1978. The conversion was sad for Okinawa. Unfortunately, it did not revert to become a sovereign nation.

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Posted in: South Korea's election campaign gets ugly See in context

After the the recent US presidential election, it is hard to criticize other democratic countries's election processes. As for healthcare systems, not sure what is included in making one better than another, but if I needed major medical services, i would run from a japanese hospital and head back to the US. Japan is great for getting treated for colds and things (plenty of antibiotics!) but for any complex health diagnosis, Japan is minor league compared to the US. See how many Japanese medical personnel try and work in US hospitals versus the number of US doctors trying to work in Japan. There is a reason for that.

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Posted in: Teachers reimagine U.S. history lessons with eye on diversity See in context

Teaching students (young Black kids) about white slave owners, but it wasn't connecting? I don't get it. He didn't mention to his students that the slaves were black?

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Posted in: Virus chaos pushes more expats to join Hong Kong exodus See in context

71,000 people leaving Hong Kong--presumably for reasons that have to do with their health, and their desire to seek what they feel is better healthcare in their home countries. Some might call that racist. I would call it, Doing the right thing for one's personal safety. Informed decision making. In the article, one person is moving to Dubai. Her name is Lin.

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Posted in: Virus chaos pushes more expats to join Hong Kong exodus See in context

Going back to my hypothetical, if one needed to be put on a ventilator, and given the choice to select the country in which to have that procedure done, would an Australian choose to have that done in Hong kong? Or Australia? Would a Canadian choose Japan, or Canada? Would a Brit choose Singapore, or London? Would an American choose Seoul, or LA, or Boston? I've visited hospitals in Bangkok for stomach ailments. But I certainly wouldnt choose to have major stomach surgery there.

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Posted in: Trump's praise of Putin, 'America First' view tested by war See in context

There are several pro-Trump statements written here by this highly regarded AP reporter. It recalls the time when the NY Times published several letters of outright support for then-president Trump. I remember because I learned the meaning of a big word-pusillanimous. As used in the quote, '. . .[W]e desparately needed a seismic change in the pusillanimous foreign policy pursued during the Obama years, which emboldened our adversaries, including China, Russia, North Korea and Middle East militants.' That was written 4 years ago. It makes one wonder what is wrong with being 'an unrelenting public bully.' And where is one when the world needs one to confront a maniacal bully now, as opposed to relying on a bunch of leaders trying to hug it out to show strength?

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Posted in: Signaling a shift, 'Drive My Car' rides into the Oscars See in context

The interview took place while the filmaker was quarantining in a hotel in Japan. That in itself is intriguing to me.

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Posted in: Virus chaos pushes more expats to join Hong Kong exodus See in context

At the end of the day, the medical treatment in Europe, the US, Australia, and so on, is vastly superior than in places like Hong Kong, Japan, and even Singapore. Sure, Japan has all the latest equipment, and a few foreigner-friendly hospitals and clinics, but, if god forbid, someone were to need to be put on a ventilator, if that person were a German, would he rather be in a German hospital, or in a Japanese, or Hong Kong, or Singapore hospital? This is.a rhetorical question.

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Posted in: 25,000 runners take part in Tokyo Marathon See in context

I wonder how many of these people used public transportation to get in and out of Tokyo.

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Posted in: Convoy protesting COVID-19 mandates begins in Washington area See in context

This looks like it will be a peaceful protest. Nothing to worry about.

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Posted in: Death toll nears 6 million as pandemic enters its 3rd year See in context

The Hong Kong numbers are surprising. It makes me question the actual situation in Japan. This is my personal thought.

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Posted in: Ukraine says Russia stepping up shelling of residential areas See in context

Hiro and Blacklabel's comments make sense. Do not quote me though.

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Posted in: Pence says no room in GOP for 'apologists for Putin' See in context

Mike Pence, DeSantis. Someone who can control Putin. This is ridiculous what America is going through by standing on the sidelines screaming.

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Posted in: Hawaii to lift COVID-19 travel quarantine rules this month See in context

Just spent a few days in Hawaii. This is the best time to visit.

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