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Posts posted by ryoder

  1. 4 hours ago, kallend said:

    Strings not relevant to solid state quantum mechanics which is (was)  my discipline.

    Not sure they're relevant to anything at all.  Turtles have about as much evidence, maybe more.  I've seen turtles while diving.

    Years ago I was watching a documentary about Quantum Mechanics, and when the topic of string theory came up, a physicist they were interviewing made a comment like:

    "At this point, until someone finds a way to conduct an experiment to prove or disprove it, string theory is indistinguishable from a religion."

  2. 5 minutes ago, headoverheels said:

    From the article, it is not apparent whether the nurse had consent at all.  I can't imagine that it isn't standard procedure to have the vaccinee sign a consent first, though.


    Hunt for husband who 'punched nurse for vaccinating his wife without his consent'

    The man from Quebec, Canada told the staff at Brunet pharmacy that they needed his consent before his wife received the jab. He could not understand that this was not the case. Pharmacy staff stated that they did not need anyone's permission but the person who was receiving the vaccine.

    Implication here that she consented.

  3. 37 minutes ago, JerryBaumchen said:

    Hi folks,

    OK, you Canadians:  What is going on?

    'he asked the nurse why she vaccinated his wife without approval, without his consent'

    Canadian man punches nurse in the face multiple times after his wife is vaccinated for Covid-19 without his consent (msn.com)

    What I really want to know is since when does a woman have to have her spouse's consent before doing almost anything?

    What a Neanderthal.

    Jerry Baumchen

    It must be in the Quran somewhere; Just ask the Taliban.

  4. 30 minutes ago, JoeWeber said:

    Crap. Now my kit is worthless. I even had a nice picture of a nun sucking rattlesnake venom out of a cowboy on the box.

    A discussion of snakebite requires a clip from "Bananas"(1971):


  5. 10 minutes ago, gowlerk said:

    Of course he is having a chuckle Because he thinks we don’t realize the picture he posted is actually of an actor with a similar name

    Looks like the same dude to me:


  6. Do some reading on the Copenhagen interpretation, and the debates between Bohr and Einstein, and you don't feel so bad when you realize even Einstein had trouble wrapping his head around quantum mechanics.

  7. 2 minutes ago, gowlerk said:

    How is it that a man of your intelligence fails to understand the simple fact that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?

    Hell, yes! I was going to say that myself.

    Given the choice between a vaccine to prevent a disease, or a drug to treat it after I've been infected, I'll choose the former every time. But that's just me.

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  8. 16 minutes ago, JerryBaumchen said:

    "He told patients in person and through fliers in his office that masks were ineffective against COVID-19 and could even cause carbon dioxide poisoning, according to the medical board."

    Will someone please explain how surgical staff manage to spend most of every day working in masks without collapsing?

  9. 2 minutes ago, JerryBaumchen said:

    Hi Robert,

    Just another case of a drowning person grabbing at straws.

    Jerry Baumchen

    Funny thing was, being from Indiana myself, Quayle had a good reputation there. But it seemed like he was out of his depth when he arrived in Washington DC.

  10. 1 hour ago, JerryBaumchen said:

    H folks,

    Looks like a book I will want to read:  Milley believed the president suffered a mental decline after the election . . .  a view he relayed in a Jan. 8 phone call with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

    Worried a ‘rogue’ Trump would launch a nuclear attack after Jan. 6, one top general made a secret plan - oregonlive.com

    Fortunately, sounder minds prevailed & took action.

    Jerry Baumchen

    Now there is a name I haven't heard mentioned in Washington DC news in a few decades:

    Pence, the book writes, called Dan Quayle, a former vice president and fellow Indiana Republican, to see if there was any way he could acquiesce to Trump’s request. Quayle said absolutely not.

    “Mike, you have no flexibility on this. None. Zero. Forget it. Put it away,” Quayle said, according to the book.

  11. 43 minutes ago, kallend said:

    Hospital workers who refuse vaccination SHOULD be fired.  They are ignoring best practice, setting a very poor example, and unethically putting patients and co-workers at risk.

    Some years back I was perusing the local news site from my old hometown and found the story of a nurse at the local hospital who had been fired for refusing an influenza vaccination. 

  12. Bob Enyart, conservative firebrand and pastor, dies of COVID-19

    In October, Enyart successfully sued the state over mask mandates and capacity limits in churches, a rare legal victory against broad public health mandates instituted during the pandemic.


    On his old TV show, Bob Enyart Live, the host would “gleefully read obituaries of AIDS sufferers while cranking ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ by Queen,” Westword reported.


    That's a shame.