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  1. ryoder

    covid-19

    Virus classification: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virus_classification Scroll halfway down the page for the tables. Then click on any virus family name for a whole page on it.
  2. ryoder

    covid-19

    No. Coronavirus is responsible for 4 types of colds, and SARS, and MERS. Not influenza.
  3. Marmalade Moron gives a speech one night, containing 3 major falsehoods, and the S&P500 futures take a nosedive. The next morning, the market plunges 9% on opening, while the Moron's handlers frantically walk back the falsehoods. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-coronavirus-teleprompter-speech/2020/03/12/81bc8a3a-647a-11ea-acca-80c22bbee96f_story.html
  4. The stock market would surge if the Orange Halfwit would just resign.
  5. At ~ 2200, the local NPR station starts rebroadcasting BBC World Service radio. Then at ~0400 it resumes NPR programming. Or I can just go here for the BBC WSR any time of the day: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_world_service
  6. I knew a skydiver married to a nurse. He met her in the hospital when they hauled him in with a broken leg from a botched landing. Is that how you meet your wives?
  7. And Jared is going to Facebook for advice on how to handle it: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/13/jared-kushner-combat-coronavirus-facebook-127941
  8. Note to self: Set reminder for April to rub this post in Airdvr's face.
  9. ryoder

    covid-19

    Sophie Grégoire Trudeau diagnosed with COVID-19; PM to remain in isolation https://globalnews.ca/news/6670203/sophie-gregoire-trudeau-coronavirus-positive/
  10. ryoder

    covid-19

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/democratic-rep-katie-porter-pushes-cdc-director-to-commit-to-free-coronavirus-testing
  11. ryoder

    covid-19

    The entire country of Norway is 'shutting down' https://theweek.com/speedreads/901770/entire-country-norway-shutting-down
  12. ryoder

    covid-19

    I thought Trump was going to do this. He loves this stuff and has a natural ability. And his uncle went to MIT!
  13. Today Netflix released a new season of the Alex Gibney investigative series "Dirty Money". One episode is titled "Slumlord Millionaire", and the topic is Jared Kushner. https://www.fastcompany.com/90475570/dirty-money-is-back-on-netflix-and-its-investigating-the-fda-the-epa-and-jared-kushner
  14. ryoder

    covid-19

    Back around the time 9/11 happened, Mile-Hi Skydiving had a nearby Farmer McGrumpy that phoned in complaints on a non-stop basis. The airport mgmt of Vance Brand Airport / KLMO had a website that logged all the complaints. Sometime later I happened to be looking through the logs and found the entries for Farmer McGrumpy immediately after 9/11. He had called in "wanting to know why it was so quiet". I am not kidding.
  15. ryoder

    covid-19

    I'm wondering what legal issues would arise from trying to prevent a citizen from returning to his own country.
  16. By "autopilot", are they referring to the Cadillac "Super Cruise". Upside is it uses LIDAR (something missing from Tesla). Downside is it is only usable on roads previously LIDAR-mapped. https://www.cadillac.com/world-of-cadillac/innovation/super-cruise
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    covid-19

    California mega-church cancels its ‘faith healing’ hospital visits, citing coronavirus https://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/living/religion/article241044316.html
  18. I disagree. JFK chose LBJ as VP precisely because he was very different. JFK pulled in the North/East votes, while LBJ attracted the South/West votes. The VP has no inherent political power other than tie-breaking in the Senate.
  19. As Bill Maher calls them: "The Hillbilly Nuremberg Rallies"
  20. Should have kept Bannon. Even he wasn't ignorant enough to miss the Nero reference.
  21. ryoder

    covid-19

    Apparently, it is only a short step from selling religion to selling snake oil. FDA warns televangelist Jim Bakker and six others to stop selling fraudulent coronavirus products https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/09/fda-and-ftc-warn-televangelist-jim-bakker-and-six-others-to-stop-selling-fraudulent-coronavirus-products.html
  22. ryoder

    covid-19

    Yesterday I saw a guy post about the science of soap and viruses in a string of 39 tweets. Very informative, but annoying to read in tweet form. Today, it is posted as an article: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/deadly-viruses-are-no-match-for-plain-old-soap-heres-the-science-behind-it-2020-03-08
  23. ryoder

    covid-19

    Coronavirus may have been exposed to Ted Cruz: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-08/ted-cruz-to-self-quarantine-after-contact-with-confirmed-case
  24. For those who think a broken femur is not a big deal; Here is a page from the textbook I used when I got my EMT certification a few years ago.