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  1. winsor

    covid-19

    Death isn't the biggest factor by a long shot. For every death there are many more who suffer permanent damage from blood clots, varying from plugged capillary size to plugged aorta size (thought the latter are usually fatalities). Even eliminating death from the equation leaves an awful lot of damage amongst the undead. BSBD, Winsor
  2. The practice of Medicine is simply the process of postponing the inevitable. Responsible treatment of the environment is similar. Given the propensity of our species for self-destructive stupidity, conserving the means of our survival is, indeed, doomed. Unfortunately, stupidity is our only inexhaustible resource.
  3. Even if we 'solve' 'climate change,' we're still screwed: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/humans-are-doomed-to-go-extinct/ I suppose it serves as a distraction in the meantime. BSBD, Winsor
  4. It's so cute when you try to be demeaning of things you don't understand.
  5. You are lumping me into a group with which I don't begin to agree. Just because I don't buy into the idea that if one 'self identifies' as something that makes it a reality does not mean that it becomes 'the truth' does not mean that I approve of bullying, ostracizing, shunning or any of the behaviors typical of the fundamentally insecure. We have had people who described themselves as 'Engineers' because of their work assignments, but had to remove it from their business cards because they did not meet the legal definition. Passing the P.E. exam became our sole criterion, even if one had a Ph.D. in the subject. If a little kid from Guadalajara decides they are Swedish, so what? Coming up with Lutefisk might be a problem, but I can't see it being that big of a deal otherwise. Similarly, I don't see the problem if someone wants to otherwise live as something they are not. A guy who sees himself as female may be treated as such as a courtesy, but demanding legal recognition as a 'woman' is something else altogether. About the only time I had a problem with it was when one of our flight attendants decided to transition, and sued to have OUR INSURANCE COMPANY pay for the surgery. The sexual preferences of our flight attendants was largely a matter of indifference, but when I'm expected to foot the bill I have a dog in the fight. If the guy decided he was a kangaroo and paid for the transition, my only concern would be if he could still do his job - so long as he sprung for the 'work.' Beyond that it is none of my concern. I liked the treatment the Cheyenne gave Little Horse in the movie Little Big Man. He wasn't a Brave and adopted a female role, but nobody really cared one way or another. Thus, I suspect your claiming anger and hatred on my part is a matter of projection. Maybe not. BSBD, Winsor
  6. Nah, you made it up so you can keep it. It fits you well.
  7. winsor

    covid-19

    If you hear people speaking Romansch, you're likely in a remote valley somewhere. Casual target shooting across valleys - at significant ranges - is rather the norm in rural areas. The Gov't supplies large amounts of ammo, and people are happy to make sure that it is used up while fresh. They tend to be pretty good marksmen.
  8. winsor

    covid-19

    Pfizer did a pretty good presentation about how protease inhibitors can address COVID-19: https://www.covidviruslifecycle.com/ Unfortunately, given that SARS-CoV-2 and all its variants are now effectively endemic, the utility of protease inhibitors is largely limited to suppression of existing infections, with best results being with accurate testing and early detection. Like HIV, SARS-CoV-2 is out there and being happily spread around. Its incubation period and tendency toward shedding virus while asymptomatic make its elimination unlikely. Welcome to the new reality. BSBD, Winsor
  9. winsor

    covid-19

    This article: https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/pfizer-new-covid-19-protease-inhibitor-drug-is-not-just-repackaged-ivermectin/ is a pretty interesting (to me) treatment of the progress toward the use of protease inhibitors for SARS-CoV-2. This article: https://www.nature.com/articles/s42003-020-01577-x gets more into the nuts and bolts of the process. Protease inhibitors are very useful for chronic but difficult to transmit viruses. HIV and Hepatitis C are examples, where their transmission requires up close and personal exchange of bodily fluids (blood et al.). SARS-CoV-2, OTOH, is airborne, so one can receive an infectious inoculum just by being in the vicinity of someone shedding virus. Given the 'life cycle' of the virus and its demonstrated propensity for reinfection, successful treatment for demonstrated exposure is unlikely to prevent subsequent infection. My guess is that, when the Pfizer offering is approved, its utility will be for people testing positive and any known contacts, so that the disease does not progress to full-blown COVID-19, repeat as necessary. We'll see. BSBD, Winsor
  10. WTF? Are you trying to reinforce the concept that Woke is all about garbled thinking? If so, you nailed it.
  11. It's kinda creepy that you even think in those terms. I certainly don't.
  12. I apologize. Systemic racism is perfectly okay, so long as you call it "affirmative action." What was I thinking?
  13. You're projecting again.
  14. winsor

    covid-19

    I bet you a dollar it's already here.
  15. winsor

    covid-19

    I'm inoculated all to hell, but still retain healthy skepticism regarding the various mRNA concoctions now available. Having worked with % of the major players in the Pharmaceutical" industry, to include Pfizer and their subsidiary Pharmacia/Upjohn, I am less than 100% reassured when they report their 'vaccine' as being "safe and effective." This is obliquely related but typical: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-largest-health-care-fraud-settlement-its-history Like HIV, having a vaccine is a worthy goal, but the treatments that have shown to be effective arose before that quest was successful. We should take a hint. BSBD, Winsor
  16. People may bitch all they want about 'systemic racism' (which is by and large illegal), but the systemic and toxic influence of Woke ideology is manifest: https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the-cynical-and-dangerous-weaponization?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoyODUxMjc5OSwicG9zdF9pZCI6NDQ2MDg3OTgsIl8iOiI4cElicSIsImlhdCI6MTYzODAzNjE1OCwiZXhwIjoxNjM4MDM5NzU4LCJpc3MiOiJwdWItMTI4NjYyIiwic3ViIjoicG9zdC1yZWFjdGlvbiJ9.6ig5TT0bU6-3mH9m_mk_05FWL1tYFuOuJK2V4d4TsHY BSBD, Winsor
  17. Cuomo is and always was a schmuck. Trump is and always was the gold (plated) standard of sleaze. When it comes to being a douchebag, Cuomo gave it his best shot but is still in the Minor Leagues compared to the Mango Mussolini. BSBD, Winsor
  18. Indeed, if that dumb sonofabitch got a good 8 hours daily he might have approached coherency - in a narcissistic kind of way. Cancelling his Twitter account might have helped his cause, but perhaps having insight into his garbled thought process had the up side of getting him out of the Oval Office. Now if there was any way to drive a stake through his political heart we could get back to the normal level of mediocrity in the Beltway. BSBD, Winsor
  19. Subtle but poignant. The always understated Kid Rock!
  20. 10,000 comedians out of work and you keep saying silly stuff like this. You should be ashamed of yourself.
  21. Wrong Asshole though Hitchens may have been, he was typically right. BSBD, Winsor
  22. "It's not the religious fundamentalists that are the problem, it's the fundamentals of religion". - Christopher Hitchens Woke is a religion, every bit as bad as any other.
  23. winsor

    covid-19

    The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” (I found it!) but “That’s funny …”— Isaac Asimov
  24. I'm trying to follow you, but it takes some doing. Noting the stupidity of 'liberals' doesn't make one a 'conservative' any more than noting the stupidity of 'conservatives' makes one a 'liberal.' Both sides of the aisle suck out loud, the only difference being the issues on which they choose to be utter morons. I am trying to think of anyone who deems themselves Woke that doesn't see fit to berate those who don't fall in with their positions, the sort of righteous indignation which is characteristic of intolerant assholes. I am certain that I am seen as such by some, but I simply reserve the right to think for myself and politely request the people who seek to begrudge me of that option should - from a purely therapeutic standpoint, mind you - go fuck themselves. The mob that went into the Capitol isn't any better. Even if the irregularities in the election (which are typical) had been sufficient to tip the balance one way or another, swarming the Capitol is hardly the most effective way to garner public support. Tolerance is, by its very nature, the process of becoming inured to something toxic or detrimental. In any event, I don't get what is your point about demeaning speech and the power of status. WTF? BSBD, Winsor