The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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Sometimes we just have to point and laugh and poke at people with sharp sticks when they are this stupid. This is functionally identical to burning witches and wearing onions on one's belt and running inside when the contrails appear and homeopathy and astrology and on and on...

5G coronavirus conspiracy theory results in 77 mobile towers burned, report says

If I weren't concerned that just being near someone who is this profoundly dumb would decrease my intellectual ability, I would love to ask about the specific mechanism of how a very low power radio signal will cause or exacerbate a viral disease.

It's like the small-"m"morons who think that cell phones cause cancer or that living near a cell tower causes health problems. The energy required to cause mutations (breaking bonds in genetic material) is fairly well known by chemists. And it's just a bit more than the tiny amounts that we absorb from cell phones and other electronics. Sure, there are other mechanisms that cause mutations, but in the grand scheme of things, worrying about this sort of stuff is just bonkers.

But this insanity is just the (hopefully) far right side of the curve. There are all sorts of other nutty ideas that are floating around much nearer to the middle of the bell curve that describes the human condition. Like Sino-Lung-Rot is going to kill 3,000,000 people in America! That lunacy was actually taken seriously by a whole bunch of people who should have known better!

It makes me quite sympathetic to this guy, who has some frustrations about working from home.

Posted by: CBD at 11:00 AM




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1 First?

Posted by: TN Deplorable at May 07, 2020 11:01 AM (mgeBd)

2 not first

Posted by: It wasnt Me at May 07, 2020 11:02 AM (EfQw2)

3 Punk monkey is wearing a mask.

Punk monkey is a slave.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 07, 2020 11:03 AM (LvTSG)

4 Never before. Probably never again.

Posted by: TN Deplorable at May 07, 2020 11:03 AM (mgeBd)

5 Who other than the Gauleiters of OR and WA have cancelled Independence Day?

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at May 07, 2020 11:03 AM (d6mdH)

6 Drinking bug spray won't protect you from Asian murder hornets. Tell your friends.

Posted by: torabora at May 07, 2020 11:03 AM (bAxNT)

7 top 10 ?

Posted by: fox at May 07, 2020 11:04 AM (hdFyL)

8 Mr President, scientists recommend voting by mail to save hundreds of thousands of lives.

Are you opposing science and willing to murder Americans so you could retain power?

Posted by: DNC MEDIA COMPLEX at May 07, 2020 11:04 AM (4Q1w7)

9 Nice mask, monkey!!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 07, 2020 11:04 AM (bDqIh)

10 That work from home video is insane...

Posted by: runner at May 07, 2020 11:04 AM (zr5Kq)

11 | 9
Nice mask, monkey!!
Well, it's easier to breathe that way.

Posted by: Gaff at May 07, 2020 11:05 AM (VtiCX)

12 Haha~! Monkey face!

Posted by: LASue at May 07, 2020 11:05 AM (Ed8Zd)

13 So want that as my Halloween mask/helmet/PPE

Posted by: scott_t at May 07, 2020 11:05 AM (leFXR)

14 >>Punk monkey is a slave.


Punk monkey is following the letter of a regulation (not the spirit) to not get fined $300.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 07, 2020 11:05 AM (bDqIh)

15 Punk monkey is wearing a mask.

Punk monkey is a slave.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 07, 2020 11:03 AM (LvTSG)
++++++++++++
Mask covers neither nose nor mouth.

ARREST THE APE!

Posted by: Comrade DeBlasio at May 07, 2020 11:06 AM (hYcqw)

16 SCOTUS throws out NJ 'Bridgegate' convictions
says not all corruption is a federal crime

Posted by: McCool at May 07, 2020 11:07 AM (sZaoP)

17 That Mask is comedically ineffective

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at May 07, 2020 11:07 AM (flINI)

18 . . . and that dang chair probably cost him $300 at Staples-OfficeMax.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 07, 2020 11:07 AM (bDqIh)

19 It makes me quite sympathetic to this guy, who has some frustrations about working from home.

The real lesson here is one I learned after a similar (though much slower-motion) breakdown:
"A good office chair is expensive but is also worth the money."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 11:07 AM (hYcqw)

20 I thought that burning tower story woukd have been in Nigeria or somewhere similar but immediately realized they would not have these towers. 3rd world actions in a first world country is scary.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 07, 2020 11:08 AM (2DOZq)

21 Working from home dude needs a quaalude! Or two or three

Posted by: Old Blue at May 07, 2020 11:08 AM (VNmG1)

22 SCOTUS throws out NJ 'Bridgegate' convictions

says not all corruption is a federal crime


Posted by: McCool at May 07, 2020 11:07 AM


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That's a new and novel concept.


I suspect there is way more to it than that though.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 07, 2020 11:08 AM (JUOKG)

23 NBC - For many cautious African Americans, the move to reopen America is not a 'black friendly' campaign


For many black Americans, the general perception is that the throngs of white protesters are steeped in racism, white supremacy and anti-black sentiments. And so many black Americans would feel unwelcome -- and perhaps afraid -- given the presence of Confederate flags, swastikas and hangman's nooses.






Everything is racisty racism and complete lies comrades.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 07, 2020 11:08 AM (imkrr)

24 I think people overstate it but I do strongly believe that in coming years we're going to find out that living in this soup of radiation is bad for people, like we found out breathing coal smoke and smoking were bad for people after a while.

Its not crazy to say "hey, maybe constantly being bombarded with radio waves and signals from towers all around us all day might not be a good thing" Every year we add more and higher energy sources and to this constant exposure.

Doesn't mean it causes Wuhan Flu and that high tension powerline isn't giving you cancer, but maybe not so great, either.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:09 AM (KZzsI)

25

Contempt of Court - a limerick

There once was a man named Muldoon
Re-opened his business too soon

OFFICIAL NOTICE: Limericks have been deemed by The State to be non-essential and are not allowed to re-open until Phase 4. The operator of this limerick emporium has been fined $5000 and jailed for two weeks, with the Court reserving the option to extend the period of incarceration if needed.

It's likely he won't be back 'til June

Posted by: Muldoon at May 07, 2020 11:09 AM (Fc5rx)

26 5G, or not 5G, that is the question.

Posted by: Hamlet at May 07, 2020 11:09 AM (+y/Ru)

27 Happy National Day of Prayer everyone

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 07, 2020 11:10 AM (k/TB6)

28 26 5G, or not 5G, that is the question.
Posted by: Hamlet at May 07, 2020 11:09 AM (+y/Ru)

============

Hamlet: To be, or not to be. [lights a cigar] Not to be.
[An explosion occurs behind him]

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 07, 2020 11:10 AM (LvTSG)

29 Those 5G towers are in England. which means Huawei. Which means China. So, fuck 'em.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 07, 2020 11:11 AM (LZcDP)

30 here is some news :

(Provided by Dow Jones)
"Applications filed for the week ended May 2 were the fewest since the week ended March 14, before the pandemic caused claims to spike, and less than half the peak of 6.9 million touched in late March, according to Thursday's report from the Labor Department."

Posted by: runner at May 07, 2020 11:11 AM (zr5Kq)

31
Munkey Mask!!!!!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 07, 2020 11:11 AM (EGyGV)

32 *unemployment applications

Posted by: runner at May 07, 2020 11:11 AM (zr5Kq)

33 Go forth and consume a satchel of Richards.

~ Also Hamlet

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 07, 2020 11:11 AM (k/TB6)

34

5G turned me into a Newt!

Posted by: Ped Xing at May 07, 2020 11:12 AM (d6DSt)

35 I often wonder if the powers that be push out conspiracy theories like flat earth to distract from ones that have more truth to them; like for example Operation Northwoods.

Posted by: Augustine at May 07, 2020 11:12 AM (Alp4m)

36 Willowed

LOL. SCOTUS tossed the ridiculous "NJ Bridgegate" convictions, which were probably one of the worst prosecutorial and judicial abuses in recent memory. It may have been stupid behavior, but it didn't rise the the level of Federal felonies, and the Democrats involved knew this when they destroyed those people's lives.

Oh and f that fat fuck Christie who let his people hang.
Posted by: Marcus T at May 07, 2020 10:59 AM (VpIIl)


I'd forgotten how Fat RINO Bastard, even though he was the target of it, hung his underlings out to dry like the egomaniacal Repuke lowlife he's always been. Fuck him and his dipshit hero Springsteen, who still hates everything about that morbidly obese turd.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 07, 2020 11:12 AM (y7DUB)

37 Huh?

Coronavirus Survivors 'Permanently Disqualified' from Joining U.S. Military, Recruitment Memo Suggests

https://tinyurl.com/y8ocuq7l

Posted by: Lizzy at May 07, 2020 11:12 AM (bDqIh)

38 Jackass Murphy, not satisfied with the flattened curve, moves the continuing house arrest to June and begins working on a tracking and forced quarantine database before opening the economy.

Things are gonna get sporty here, especially around Memorial Day weekend.

Posted by: BluesFish at May 07, 2020 11:12 AM (ucB+D)

39 "All those "pro-science" Democrats believe in astrology, homeopathy, crystals, and pyramids and Tarot cards."

Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at May 07, 2020 11:12 AM (T09ml)

40 Ionising radiation, what's it good for?

Fuck me people are fucking stupid.

RF is not going to kill us all. FML.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at May 07, 2020 11:12 AM (0OmEj)

41 Poor Muldoon, we'll miss him, kinda.

Posted by: Gmac- The light at the end of the tunnel is the Trump 2020 train. at May 07, 2020 11:12 AM (qZdIZ)

42 "Its not crazy to say "hey, maybe constantly being bombarded with radio waves and signals from towers all around us all day might not be a good thing" Every year we add more and higher energy sources and to this constant exposure."

Nah, it's crazy.

Posted by: Chris M at May 07, 2020 11:13 AM (eAZVt)

43 NBC - For many cautious African Americans, the move to reopen America is not a 'black friendly' campaign
...
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 07, 2020 11:08 AM (imkrr)
++++++++++
Prove it, NBC.

We just came off of historically low black unemployment. Taking someone who has been out of work for a long time - or maybe has never worked regularly - then giving him the opportunity to work and earn some self-respect and a future and then furloughing him for what we now know was a massive overreaction and then refusing to let him go back to work because you're drunk on power is not a "black friendly" campaign.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 11:13 AM (hYcqw)

44 Have never paid any attention to "5G". Apparently a Thing for some people.

Posted by: tubal at May 07, 2020 11:13 AM (bCLt0)

45 Punk monkey is wearing a mask.

-
There is good news and the Bee is on if!

Victoria's Secret Introduces Line Of More Revealing Masks

https://bit.ly/2yqk0qZ


Posted by: Hamlet at May 07, 2020 11:13 AM (+y/Ru)

46 Is this Goldilock's back yard?

https://tinyurl.com/ydens5xd

Posted by: Lizzy at May 07, 2020 11:13 AM (bDqIh)

47 It makes me quite sympathetic to this guy, who has some frustrations about working from home.

_________



LOL. I can't wait to show this to my wife and tell her "See, I'm not that bad after all" when I lose my temper.

Posted by: ShainS, #TiredOfLosing at May 07, 2020 11:14 AM (WqPYg)

48 "A good office chair is expensive but is also worth the money."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 11:07 AM (hYcqw)


You're 100% right on with that statement. I had lower back problems for years and finally sprung for a good quality office chair. From the moment I sat in the new one I realized what had been causing my back problems all that time. Cheap office chairs from China are not your friend.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 07, 2020 11:14 AM (olsDL)

49 For many black Americans, the general perception is that the throngs of white protesters are steeped in racism

=====
More truthful NBC.... If you don't think that now we damn well will make sure you do so.

Hey NBC assholes due to overuse racism=splunge.

GKY

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at May 07, 2020 11:14 AM (d6mdH)

50
Willowed

Question is: did he pick up the plague somewhere else, has been carrying it, and am I going to get it?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 07, 2020 10:49 AM (LZcDP)

Possibly, possibly, possibly.

I know everyone here wants to scream constantly that this virus is no big deal, but it IS incredibly contagious. 98% of the people who catch it have no to mild symptoms. It's the 2% of people who develop serious symptoms that need to worry.

Yesterday in an independent newspaper in Michigan was this article in which several of the MD's at Michigan's major hospitals that are treating Covid 19 patients were interviewed regarding the challenges and treatments being used. it's quite interesting. Blood clots are a major concern with this virus. Docs are finding that NOT using ventilators may save lives. HCQ is loved at one hospital and banned at another.

https://tinyurl.com/yagypdp6

Posted by: Jen the original at May 07, 2020 11:12 AM (fpTcW)

Posted by: Jen the original at May 07, 2020 11:15 AM (fpTcW)

51 Don't these stupid people realize that mutations will give them superpowers?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 07, 2020 11:15 AM (E+OcO)

52 That was a fine hissy fit.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 07, 2020 11:15 AM (Z4rgH)

53 Radio waves can warm you up. That's all they can do. Just plain old watts.

Posted by: Chris M at May 07, 2020 11:15 AM (eAZVt)

54 Have never paid any attention to "5G". Apparently a Thing for some people.

For a lot of people its a Spinal Tap syndrome: one better is good, even if its not much of a change or pointless

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:15 AM (KZzsI)

55 Poor Muldoon, we'll miss him, kinda.


******

Dayum, I was hoping for a $500,000 Go Fund Me page.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 07, 2020 11:15 AM (Fc5rx)

56 Remember the Sam Kinnison comedy bit about the causes of the famine in Ethiopia? "You're living in the desert! There's nothing there but sand! Of COURSE there's a famine!"

I think of that whenever I read all the financial press doom-&-glooming. "Unemployment hits levels not seen since 1933," etc.

Of COURSE there's record unemployment! You've forced all the businesses to shut down!"

Do you know the difference, btw, between the financial press & the MSM? Me neither.

Posted by: mnw at May 07, 2020 11:15 AM (Cssks)

57 I bought a kneeling stool for my home office, and it has made a world of difference.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 07, 2020 11:15 AM (SgjGX)

58 I just got notice that Neiman's filed Chapter 11. Raspy Rapscallion (?) mentioned yesterday they had filed. The Horde leads the news again.

Posted by: LASue at May 07, 2020 11:15 AM (Ed8Zd)

59 5G is a security risk.
Another of China's Gifts to the World.

Posted by: navybrat, hot house orchid at May 07, 2020 11:15 AM (w7KSn)

60 44
Have never paid any attention to "5G". Apparently a Thing for some people.

Posted by: tubal at May 07, 2020 11:13 AM (bCLt0)

_________


Isn't that the next Star Trek series?

Posted by: ShainS, #TiredOfLosing at May 07, 2020 11:16 AM (WqPYg)

61 My advice for today, try not to make "baaaahhhhh" noises as you walk (without your mask) through the store past all the mask wearing SissyNancys.



but if you do get stopped by Karen wanting to know where your mask is, ask her what her long term plans are for September with the flu season starts back up.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 07, 2020 11:16 AM (2mteh)

62 Is this Goldilock's back yard?

https://tinyurl.com/ydens5xd
Posted by: Lizzy at May 07, 2020 11:13 AM (bDqIh)

Bear are scary close to being human, aren't they?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 07, 2020 11:16 AM (LZcDP)

63 >> I suspect there is way more to it than that though.

the 'scheme' did not involve trying to obtain money or property.. therefore no fraud

did not read the opinion, but that was the gist

Posted by: McCool at May 07, 2020 11:16 AM (sZaoP)

64 Damn it to Hell!!!
Who put a camera in my home office????

Posted by: Diogenes at May 07, 2020 11:17 AM (axyOa)

65 Blacks are just livestock for the Fascist Left, to be herded around for their political purposes. You would think they would get tired of it.

Posted by: tubal at May 07, 2020 11:17 AM (bCLt0)

66 Hey Monkey fans. More pushback, less Karen

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at May 07, 2020 11:17 AM (zUdXR)

67 But...I have also read that 5G towers are being torn down as a protest against China?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 07, 2020 11:17 AM (+7yf7)

68 41
Poor Muldoon, we'll miss him, kinda.


Posted by: Gmac- The light at the end of the tunnel is the Trump 2020 train. at May 07, 2020 11:12 AM (qZdIZ)


___________


Muldoon is morte?
/obligatory

Posted by: ShainS, #TiredOfLosing at May 07, 2020 11:17 AM (WqPYg)

69 I gotta say, I'm liking the stories of Schiff panicking over the release of the House transcripts on Russian collusion.

I hope they're true.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 07, 2020 11:18 AM (LvTSG)

70 51
Don't these stupid people realize that mutations will give them superpowers?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 07, 2020 11:15 AM (E+OcO)

I was bitten by a radioactive smart phone, my super powers are tik tok videos

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 07, 2020 11:18 AM (k/TB6)

71 I gotta say, I'm liking the stories of Schiff panicking over the release of the House transcripts on Russian collusion.

I hope they're true.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 07, 2020 11:18 AM (LvTSG)
+++++++++++++
Seeing Schiff get his just deserts would bring a smile to my face.

I'm not warming up for it. If it ends up happening, I might strain a muscle.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 11:18 AM (hYcqw)

72 Ionising radiation, what's it good for?



Fuck me people are fucking stupid.



RF is not going to kill us all. FML.


Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at May 07, 2020 11:12 AM

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It's not like we have billions of people being exposed for trillions of hours or anything.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 07, 2020 11:18 AM (JUOKG)

73 Punk Monkey got his mask from that chick in Kentucky, I see.

Posted by: Bert G, With a New Podcast Episode at May 07, 2020 11:18 AM (OMsf+)

74 but if you do get stopped by Karen wanting to know where your mask is, ask her what her long term plans are for September with the flu season starts back up.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 07, 2020 11:16 AM (2mteh)
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ask her how much ammo she has when all those sweet UE checks stop all on the same week.

Posted by: BluesFish at May 07, 2020 11:18 AM (ucB+D)

75 I have taken many complaint calls regarding AMI (smart meters) from people who are certain that the radio signal causes all sorts of health issues. The only thing that can be done is to let them vent their complaint, give a sympathetic ear, and file the report.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Poetry Power! Sonnets of the Shut-Ins Available at The Outrage Outlet! at May 07, 2020 11:19 AM (D2IX6)

76 I was bitten by a radioactive smart phone, my super powers are tik tok videos
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 07, 2020 11:18 AM (k/TB6)
++++++++++++++
Next step: camgirl.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 11:19 AM (hYcqw)

77 >>I just got notice that Neiman's filed Chapter 11. Raspy Rapscallion (?) mentioned yesterday they had filed. The Horde leads the news again.

Which reminds me, author Neil Gaiman announced he and his wife are splitting.

How many marriages won't last the Wuhan flu shutdown?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 07, 2020 11:19 AM (bDqIh)

78
Posted by: Jen the original at May 07, 2020 11:12 AM (fpTcW)
Posted by: Jen the original at May 07, 2020 11:15 AM (fpTcW)
Not to be a total shithead - but drinking too much beer, eating too much food, driving drunk...are all hazardous to our health, probably in percentages higher than 2%. But so far I've missed the nationwide lockdown orders for those.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 07, 2020 11:19 AM (2mteh)

79 57 I bought a kneeling stool for my home office, and it has made a world of difference.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 07, 2020 11:15 AM (SgjGX)

Uh...what line of work are you in?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 07, 2020 11:19 AM (NWiLs)

80 I gotta say, I'm liking the stories of Schiff panicking over the release of the House transcripts on Russian collusion.



I hope they're true.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 07, 2020 11:18 AM (LvTSG)

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I doubt he is panicked. The Press isnt going to say a word. The Dems control all the House Committees and Nancy is 3 scotches in to breakfast to even try to rein him in.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 07, 2020 11:19 AM (nw6Hr)

81 >>I gotta say, I'm liking the stories of Schiff panicking over the release of the House transcripts on Russian collusion.

>>I hope they're true.

They're true to the extent that they will show that Schiff was knowingly lying to everyone for years and helping perpetuating the Russia collusion hoax by saying he had seen conclusive evidence that Trump colluded with Russia when he had never seen any such evidence.

Whether he suffers from it remans to be seen.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 07, 2020 11:20 AM (ZLI7S)

82
Nice job on the monkey, MW!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 07, 2020 11:20 AM (EQRLd)

83 Muldoon is morte?


********

No, no, no. I just got in a little hot water for not limericking from home.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 07, 2020 11:20 AM (Fc5rx)

84 77 >>I just got notice that Neiman's filed Chapter 11. Raspy Rapscallion (?) mentioned yesterday they had filed. The Horde leads the news again.

Which reminds me, author Neil Gaiman announced he and his wife are splitting.

How many marriages won't last the Wuhan flu shutdown?
Posted by: Lizzy at May 07, 2020 11:19 AM (bDqIh)

=========

Weirdly enough, my marriage with Dolley seems stronger now after weeks of isolation.

Sure, we have our moments of frustration, but overall we seem happier.

The new house helps, I'm sure.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 07, 2020 11:20 AM (LvTSG)

85 Joe Biden@JoeBiden

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: No one is expendable. No life is worth losing to add one more point to the DOW
---------

This is DNC Marketing's cheap and transparent attempt to take Trump's greatest strength (handling of economy) and turn it into a weakness. It won't work but that's what they're trying. They have literally NOTHING to run on, and don't intend to try because Trump will whup them.

Posted by: ... at May 07, 2020 11:20 AM (uEbPt)

86 I have taken many complaint calls regarding AMI (smart meters) from people who are certain that the radio signal causes all sorts of health issues. The only thing that can be done is to let them vent their complaint, give a sympathetic ear, and file the report.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Poetry Power! Sonnets of the Shut-Ins Available at The Outrage Outlet! at May 07, 2020 11:19 AM (D2IX6)
+++++++++++++++
Ugh. I doubt there are health consequences. I don't like the "smart grid" stuff. An electronic meter with *only* one-way communication is probably okay. Anything bidirectional, though, is a big 10-NOPE. I don't want the state to have the power to target places for "no power" and "no water." Surely, they wouldn't abuse such power. Surely.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 11:21 AM (hYcqw)

87 electro magnetic radiation in the form of TV and radio has been flowing through our bodies all our lives. I think we'll be okay.

Unless I have the science completely wrong and we're all going to die. Hard to tell. Been cooped up a long time.

Posted by: DB- just DB. at May 07, 2020 11:21 AM (iTXRQ)

88 Its not crazy to say "hey, maybe constantly being bombarded with radio waves and signals from towers all around us all day might not be a good thing" Every year we add more and higher energy sources and to this constant exposure.

Reminiscent of Heinlein's story Waldo from 1941, although he was talking about broadcast power.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at May 07, 2020 11:21 AM (d6mdH)

89 The lockdown isn't working to the full satisfaction of the Left. Red states may be slowly opening. Trump's ratings aren't sinking. What next?

Food supply interruption. Fear of starvation. Wait for it.

This is not about a virus, it's about a war. The Left isn't stopping. No, Mr. Trump, there is no "deal" to be made, no arrangement to be negotiated, no resolution without confrontation.


Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 07, 2020 11:21 AM (H8QX8)

90 81 >>I gotta say, I'm liking the stories of Schiff panicking over the release of the House transcripts on Russian collusion.

>>I hope they're true.

They're true to the extent that they will show that Schiff was knowingly lying to everyone for years and helping perpetuating the Russia collusion hoax by saying he had seen conclusive evidence that Trump colluded with Russia when he had never seen any such evidence.

Whether he suffers from it remans to be seen.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 07, 2020 11:20 AM (ZLI7S)

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If he's panicking (if), then it seems to indicate that he believes there will be some kind of suffering for him in the future.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 07, 2020 11:21 AM (LvTSG)

91 Remember those weird backless chairs that were hot in the 90s? I tried one and it made my back hurt far worse than sitting in a chair. And they are exhausting

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:21 AM (KZzsI)

92 Some comments in the morning report about cell phones.
Yes, your phone tracks you, it has to in order to function.
If you don't want to be tracked do what I do, leave the damn thing at home.

Posted by: navybrat, hot house orchid at May 07, 2020 11:21 AM (w7KSn)

93 And so many black Americans would feel unwelcome -- and perhaps afraid -- given the presence of Confederate flags, swastikas and hangman's nooses.


Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 07, 2020 11:08 AM (imkrr)


It's interesting that I have yet to see a pic of the nooses. Second, the Nazi symbol - that I saw - were of under the pic of Gretchen the Terrible - associating her with the symbol. I do recall a march of flags/symbols i.e., Nuremburg rally style, from any of the pics I saw.


This is her lame attempt - and the msm - to change the subject. Pure Clintonian. Deflect. Deny. Suicide.

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at May 07, 2020 11:21 AM (Ozpxd)

94 "But this insanity is just the (hopefully) far right side of the curve."

Why "right side"? Free yourself from the "the narrative".

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at May 07, 2020 11:21 AM (CLteG)

95 One of these days I'm going to start reviewing my comments for typos and other grammatical mistakes before hitting post but today is not that day.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 07, 2020 11:22 AM (ZLI7S)

96 Are we still panicking about meat shortage ? Or is the panic over ?

Posted by: runner at May 07, 2020 11:22 AM (zr5Kq)

97 The emitter on a cell tower a thousand feet away is much less of a concern that the emitter held against the side of your head. If I had to worry about one or the other, it is the handheld device that would attact my attention.

A source located 100 feet away would have to have 1.26x10^30 times the power to have the same effect as a hand held cell phone 1 foot away. What is 10^30 even called, a DecDillion? It is a ridiculously large number.

Posted by: Gridlock at May 07, 2020 11:22 AM (ilp51)

98 Is it confirmed they were burned based on virus related conspiracy theories? Or is it possible they were burned by those fighting the globalist surveillance state?


Huawei is building a weapon via 5G dominance, we know that. Is it feasible the vaccine has trackers in it and could also have some health related 5G wave damaging effect? I kinda doubt it ... but we need to stop much of the tracking anyway, imo.


A more real theory ... the "globalist" NWO plan is some global control (BiS, IMF?) of currencies, and probably a crypto currency that is trackable. Will they know your obesity score, and hence reject your next attempt to buy bacon? (but you will still be able to buy Coke, corporate approved junk food)

When I see one crazy conspiracy theory, I look at what the real conspiracy might be, that the crazy theory is floated out there to hide. There are real concerns about how the techno world is allowed to advance ... more control over the giants is the first step, and keeping them America based would be helpful (if we could just get the Resistance out of our government).

Posted by: illiniwek at May 07, 2020 11:22 AM (Cus5s)

99 95 One of these days I'm going to start reviewing my comments for typos and other grammatical mistakes before hitting post but today is not that day.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 07, 2020 11:22 AM (ZLI7S)

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Nunsens.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 07, 2020 11:22 AM (LvTSG)

100 Which reminds me, author Neil Gaiman announced he and his wife are splitting.

How many marriages won't last the Wuhan flu shutdown?
Posted by: Lizzy at May 07, 2020 11:19 AM (bDqIh)

Didn't they have an open marriage anyway?

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 07, 2020 11:22 AM (Ez6QX)

101 95 One of these days I'm going to start reviewing my comments for typos and other grammatical mistakes before hitting post but today is not that day.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 07, 2020 11:22 AM (ZLI7S)


Put it on the calendar for the second Tuesday of next week.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 07, 2020 11:23 AM (olsDL)

102 The Democrats seemed to realize at some point that the problem with slavery last time around is that blacks *knew* they were slaves.

Posted by: ... at May 07, 2020 11:23 AM (uEbPt)

103 One of these days I'm going to start reviewing my comments for typos and other grammatical mistakes before hitting post but today is not that day.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 07, 2020 11:22 AM (ZLI7S)

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Nunsens.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 07, 2020 11:22 AM (LvTSG)


I hair you.

Posted by: runner at May 07, 2020 11:23 AM (zr5Kq)

104 So Muldoon has contempt for the court
All over a silly l'il tort.
Said "$5K I'll not give!"
And brandished Bluebell's shiv,
And set sail from the nearest port.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 07, 2020 11:23 AM (axyOa)

105 The NBC rape organization said what?

Posted by: Ha at May 07, 2020 11:23 AM (4Q1w7)

106 85
Joe Biden@JoeBiden

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: No one is expendable. No life is worth losing to add one more point to the DOW
---------

This
is DNC Marketing's cheap and transparent attempt to take Trump's
greatest strength (handling of economy) and turn it into a weakness. It
won't work but that's what they're trying. They have literally NOTHING
to run on, and don't intend to try because Trump will whup them.



Posted by: ... at May 07, 2020 11:20 AM (uEbPt)

And yet babies are aborted as he speaks.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 07, 2020 11:23 AM (N39Ws)

107 Possibly, possibly, possibly.

I know everyone here wants to scream constantly that this virus is no big deal, but it IS incredibly contagious. 98% of the people who catch it have no to mild symptoms. It's the 2% of people who develop serious symptoms that need to worry.

But don't panic. Studies, such as they are right now, point mainly to long term exposure; not passing exposure. If I were AOP, I'd Clorox/wipe down wherever his friend was and whatever he touched as best he can, (bathroom handles, door knobs, truck interior, etc) continue to wash his hands frequently, and not touch his eyes, nose or mouth, spend time in the sun and drink some ( good) whiskey.

Posted by: LASue at May 07, 2020 11:23 AM (Ed8Zd)

108 I gotta say, I'm liking the stories of Schiff panicking over the release of the House transcripts on Russian collusion.



I hope they're true.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 07, 2020 11:18 AM (LvTSG)


I hope they are released and he appears as an obsessed idiot who is a sucker for any and all things that everyone wants to sell him, no matter how outlandish.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Poetry Power! Sonnets of the Shut-Ins Available at The Outrage Outlet! at May 07, 2020 11:24 AM (D2IX6)

109
*points to the big hot orange ball in the sky


Posted by: fixerupper at May 07, 2020 11:24 AM (nw6Hr)

110 The NBC rape organization said what?
Posted by: Ha at May 07, 2020 11:23 AM (4Q1w7)

Does it really matter?
Got to keep the sheep in line.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2020 11:24 AM (CqE5x)

111 @JoeBiden

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: No one is expendable. No life is worth losing to add one more point to the DOW
...
Posted by: ... at May 07, 2020 11:20 AM (uEbPt)
++++++++++++++
Never mind the false choice ("lives or the DJIA"), it is good to know where Joe stands. Allow me to translate this for Joe:
"No risk is worth taking."

Just the kind of guy I want to be president. Is going toe-to-toe with China risky? Yes - so Joe won't do it. Is re-establishing deterrence risky? Hugely - so Joe won't do it. Is driving a car risky? Definitely - so Joe clearly wants to ban it.

There is risk in *all* human endeavor. Every single thing you do has risks. Some greater, some lesser, but it is always there. This position of "if it saves just one life" is profoundly anti-human. It isn't poetic, it isn't beautiful, it isn't just and it isn't kind. It's dehumanizing.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 11:24 AM (hYcqw)

112 >One of these days I'm going to start reviewing my comments for typos and other grammatical mistakes before hitting post but today is not that day.
Posted by: JackStraw


I use the Edge browser- it has autocorrect right here in this comment box
btw it says your nic should be two words

Posted by: DB- just DB. at May 07, 2020 11:24 AM (iTXRQ)

113 "A source located 100 feet away would have to have 1.26x10^30"

That sounds a little high...

Posted by: Chris M at May 07, 2020 11:24 AM (eAZVt)

114 I have a solid oak office chair, that I think was an office chair in the Forest Service back in the 30s or 40s. I also picked up this nice mesh back support at my chiropractors, which I use part of the day. The chair is rock solid.

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 07, 2020 11:24 AM (JKNZq)

115 "It's like the small-"m"morons who think that cell phones cause cancer or that living near a cell tower causes health problems. The energy required to cause mutations (breaking bonds in genetic material) is fairly well known by chemists."

Oprah Winfrey and Phil Donohue, back in the day, made bank on publicizing the cluster of cancers from residents of above-ground electric wires and power plants on Long Island, and other places.

I wonder how well lawyers did litigating those cases.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 07, 2020 11:24 AM (iuFgi)

116 >>If he's panicking (if), then it seems to indicate that he believes there will be some kind of suffering for him in the future.

I have to assume that the calls for him to step down as head of the Intel Committee will increase but I have zero faith Nancy will listen. If she does I'll be thrilled but not counting on it.

But we will all know that the head of the House Intel Committee is a shameless liar and partisan and an accomplice of the coup plotters. That's not a good place for any of us to be.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 07, 2020 11:25 AM (ZLI7S)

117 *points to the big hot orange ball in the sky


Posted by: fixerupper at May 07, 2020 11:24 AM (nw6Hr)

#OrangeBallBad

Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2020 11:25 AM (CqE5x)

118 My wife and I are doing fine with each other during all this. Of course, we were doing fine before. We are politically, spiritually, and culturally in tune, so that helps. I would guess that relationships in trouble because of enforced closeness are those that have some significant underlying schisms being revealed.

Posted by: tubal at May 07, 2020 11:25 AM (bCLt0)

119 Joe Biden@JoeBiden

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: No one is expendable. No life is worth losing to add one more point to the DOW

-----

30 MILLION unemployed (so far) is fuck ton of votes to alienate doncha think Gropey McGropey.???

Posted by: fixerupper at May 07, 2020 11:25 AM (nw6Hr)

120 Are they sure it wasn't the Amish burning down those 5G towers? I followed the links in the article and didn't see anything actually tying the arsons to 5G. Smells like terrorism to me. Or a false flag.

Posted by: squid_hunt at May 07, 2020 11:25 AM (Ectld)

121 That Shelly Luther is the laughing stock of the country right now. Lol, you guys can sure pick 'em.

Posted by: No at May 07, 2020 11:25 AM (g73Gy)

122 116 >>If he's panicking (if), then it seems to indicate that he believes there will be some kind of suffering for him in the future.

I have to assume that the calls for him to step down as head of the Intel Committee will increase but I have zero faith Nancy will listen. If she does I'll be thrilled but not counting on it.

But we will all know that the head of the House Intel Committee is a shameless liar and partisan and an accomplice of the coup plotters. That's not a good place for any of us to be.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 07, 2020 11:25 AM (ZLI7S)

============

It makes me wonder if he's heard something from inside DOJ.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 07, 2020 11:25 AM (LvTSG)

123 Serious technical misunderstanding. If the 5G towers are not made of wood, they don't float.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 07, 2020 11:25 AM (Hcsoi)

124 And set sail from the nearest port.
Posted by: Diogenes



******

Fugitive on the Open Seas

Posted by: Muldoon at May 07, 2020 11:25 AM (Fc5rx)

125 And yet babies are aborted as he speaks.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 07, 2020 11:23 AM (N39Ws)

The Left has never cared about the lives of *anyone* except terrorists and convicted murderers.

Posted by: ... at May 07, 2020 11:25 AM (uEbPt)

126 Are we still panicking about meat shortage ? Or is the panic over ?
Posted by: runner at May 07, 2020 11:22 AM (zr5Kq)

*checks hair*

Status: Not on fire.

Posted by: LASue at May 07, 2020 11:25 AM (Ed8Zd)

127 It's interesting that I have yet to see a pic of the nooses. Second, the Nazi symbol - that I saw - were of under the pic of Gretchen the Terrible - associating her with the symbol. I do recall a march of flags/symbols i.e., Nuremburg rally style, from any of the pics I saw.


This is her lame attempt - and the msm - to change the subject. Pure Clintonian. Deflect. Deny. Suicide.
Posted by: Steve in SoCal at May 07, 2020 11:21 AM (Ozpxd)

Yeah, the only Swastikas I saw were associated with HER picture. Not exactly like the local Gauliter and his band of SA troopers were there goosestepping around in formation chanting Sieg Heil.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 07, 2020 11:26 AM (2mteh)

128 Studies, such as they are right now, point mainly to long term exposure; not passing exposure.


I think Muldoon posted something to that affect that came from...CDC ?

Posted by: runner at May 07, 2020 11:26 AM (zr5Kq)

129 123 Serious technical misunderstanding. If the 5G towers are not made of wood, they don't float.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 07, 2020 11:25 AM (Hcsoi)

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What if they're made from apples? Or very small rocks?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 07, 2020 11:26 AM (LvTSG)

130 I just got notice that Neiman's filed Chapter 11.***
And with Wuhan v2.0, ready to reappear this fall, maybe all that spending at Christmas will just dry up and it can become a small religious holiday again.

Posted by: Old Dude at May 07, 2020 11:26 AM (LGXGf)

131 Whether he suffers from it remans to be seen.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 07, 2020 11:20 AM (ZLI7S)

=========

If he's panicking (if), then it seems to indicate that he believes there will be some kind of suffering for him in the future.


He's electable in his Burbank area. Statewide in Cali, if the powers that be want him to be senator, he will be. He will suffer no pushback. He'll get booked by Todd, the lies will never come up.

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at May 07, 2020 11:26 AM (Ozpxd)

132 A source located 100 feet away would have to have 1.26x10^30 times the power to have the same effect as a hand held cell phone 1 foot away. What is 10^30 even called, a DecDillion? It is a ridiculously large number.
Posted by: Gridlock at May 07, 2020 11:22 AM (ilp51)
+++++++++
Inverse squares! How do they work!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 11:26 AM (hYcqw)

133 The emitter on a cell tower a thousand feet away is much less of a concern that the emitter held against the side of your head.

Add to that radio signals from alarms, just plain radio, old TV broadcasts (HD TV still a thing), etc and if you could see them it would look like a strobe on all sides of you all the time.

But no, this can't have ANY ill effects, right? Not a chance.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:26 AM (KZzsI)

134 126 Are we still panicking about meat shortage ? Or is the panic over ?
Posted by: runner at May 07, 2020 11:22 AM (zr5Kq)

No, you aren't working hard enough! We need to keep the frenzy going!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 07, 2020 11:26 AM (2mteh)

135 Been living under the powerlines all my life.
Hasn't bothered me at all.

Posted by: Betty Three Boobs at May 07, 2020 11:26 AM (axyOa)

136 @JoeBiden

Apr 24

I can't believe I have to say this, but please don't drink bleach.

Says the guy who eats paste.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 07, 2020 11:27 AM (N39Ws)

137 >Whether he suffers from it remans to be seen.
Posted by: JackStraw

he won't be
oh a lot of people on the right will go 'SEE? SEE? it was all a hoax!'
but that's as far as it will go
the old Potomac Two-Step, Jack

Posted by: DB- just DB. at May 07, 2020 11:27 AM (iTXRQ)

138 *effect...one misspelling per sentence, thank u very much

Posted by: runner at May 07, 2020 11:27 AM (zr5Kq)

139 85
Joe Biden@JoeBiden

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: No one is expendable. No life is worth losing to add one more point to the DOW

Does Biden/DNC team actually believe this is a winning message? So now we are going to attack the stock market, of which many American working people have their pension and 401K's invested in?

You would think the DNC would try to make Joe "seem" as involved and up to date as possible, but instead, they keep pumping out tweets and statements that are old bumper stickers. The above sounds like "no war for oil" "Wall street fat cats".
Right up there with the No Malarky Tour.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 07, 2020 11:27 AM (fpTcW)

140

No mask and no more than the normal precautions I always take during flu season. Even though I fall into the age risk group.

Fine me for no mask? Go right ahead, the fine won't get paid so you may as well stuff me in jail immediately so I can get the lawsuit going.

I will bow before God, but for NO man.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 07, 2020 11:27 AM (KATBx)

141 136 @JoeBiden

Apr 24

I can't believe I have to say this, but please don't drink bleach.

Says the guy who eats paste.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 07, 2020 11:27 AM (N39Ws)

==========

Since it seems to be only progressives who believe these things about what Trump supposedly said, the message is definitely directed towards Biden's base, no?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 07, 2020 11:27 AM (LvTSG)

142 Just finished chopping shallots and grating gruyere cheese for a quiche. Mmmmmmm.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 07, 2020 11:27 AM (W4LFA)

143 >>It makes me wonder if he's heard something from inside DOJ.

On I'm sure he has. He's been coordinating with Team Coup all along and if they are feeling the heat I'm sure they would let him know.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 07, 2020 11:28 AM (ZLI7S)

144 >>Weirdly enough, my marriage with Dolley seems stronger now after weeks of isolation.

Sure, we have our moments of frustration, but overall we seem happier.
- - -
That's great! And not that weird, really.

I've seen talk that the pressure of this pandemic will have a sort of concentrating effect (crucible?) - it will speed up things, such as relationships ending or getting stronger, depression getting much worse, but innovation on steroids, etc..


Posted by: Lizzy at May 07, 2020 11:28 AM (bDqIh)

145 Serious technical misunderstanding. If the 5G towers are not made of wood, they don't float.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 07, 2020 11:25 AM (Hcsoi)
+++++++++++++++
We'd like to have a word with you.

Posted by: Steel Ships at May 07, 2020 11:28 AM (hYcqw)

146
Honestly, the shutdown has been a blessing from a family standpoint for me, because all but one of my work servers are accessible from the hospital's network. One of them has it firewalled for some odd reason, but I use it relatively rarely, and there is another worker who can field those requests for me.

This makes it much, much easier for us to trade off between the hospital and home (baby had to come back same day she was discharged, and needs YET ANOTHER surgery, because of course she does, so I'm here again).

This would be next to impossible to handle if I were expected to be in the office.

I understand this is a relatively unique circumstance that applies to virtually nobody but me. But I'm grateful for it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 07, 2020 11:28 AM (EQRLd)

147 You would think the DNC would try to make Joe "seem" as involved and up to date as possible, but instead, they keep pumping out tweets and statements that are old bumper stickers. The above sounds like "no war for oil" "Wall street fat cats".
Right up there with the No Malarky Tour.
Posted by: Jen the original at May 07, 2020 11:27 AM (fpTcW)

"People before Profits!"
"No Child is Illegal."

Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2020 11:28 AM (CqE5x)

148 Ain't no way that guy is working from home.

1) He's wearing a tie
2) Shirt has buttons on it
3) Much too well groomed

As someone who has been working from home since the End of Common Sense, I can attest that nothing in that video relates to working from home...

Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix at May 07, 2020 11:28 AM (xdlsn)

149 @Ttubal 11:25 AM

That and we are a nation of children where relationships are about self-validation and what I can take from them. Doesn't make for close bunk mates.

Posted by: squid_hunt at May 07, 2020 11:28 AM (Ectld)

150 Posted by: Jen the original at May 07, 2020 11:15 AM (fpTcW)

So how many people do you think have it or have had it? Because average of 25 million get the flu each year. Over 60 million were infected with the H1N1 in 2009 and 80% of the deaths were people under the age of 65.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 07, 2020 11:28 AM (2DOZq)

151 "Are we still panicking about meat shortage ? Or is the panic over ?"

there are some layoffs in meat packing, and closures due to virus scares ... WalMart had no hamburger, but a lot of other meats. I think the scare is making people fill up their freezers with meat, exacerbating the problem. But in congruence, there may be some real shortages caused by absurd shut downs, idk.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 07, 2020 11:28 AM (Cus5s)

152 Fugitive on the Open Seas

Posted by: Muldoon at May 07, 2020 11:25 AM


***

Captains Bodacious!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 07, 2020 11:29 AM (axyOa)

153 Maybe I'm weird but I can forgive the CDC and various state governors who over-reacted based on bad information.

What I cannot forgive is that they are refusing to open back up with the new information we now have. The CDC could save face by saying the WHO misled them but now our own antibody testing shows the lung rot is not that bad except for the elderly so here are the new guidelines. But so far they refuse to so much as admit they were misled. Anybody can make a mistake but narcissist jerks who double down and insist it was not a mistake will be the end of our great nation.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at May 07, 2020 11:29 AM (T9Hmo)

154 Ballot update on next week's CA 25 special election.


Returned ballots


GOP 48,860

Dem 38,447

Indie 21,688

This is supposed to be a Dem hold. Hmmm

Posted by: Ha at May 07, 2020 11:29 AM (4Q1w7)

155 >>he won't be
oh a lot of people on the right will go 'SEE? SEE? it was all a hoax!'
but that's as far as it will go
the old Potomac Two-Step, Jack

No, it's going much further than that. Schiff might escape, others will not.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 07, 2020 11:29 AM (ZLI7S)

156 148 Ain't no way that guy is working from home.

1) He's wearing a tie
2) Shirt has buttons on it
3) Much too well groomed

As someone who has been working from home since the End of Common Sense, I can attest that nothing in that video relates to working from home...
Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix at May 07, 2020 11:28 AM (xdlsn)

LOL. I thought the same thing.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 07, 2020 11:29 AM (Ez6QX)

157 There is risk in *all* human endeavor. Every single thing you do has risks. Some greater, some lesser, but it is always there. This position of "if it saves just one life" is profoundly anti-human. It isn't poetic, it isn't beautiful, it isn't just and it isn't kind. It's dehumanizing. Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 11:24 AM (hYcqw)

The other thing they are doing is keep the Karens, potential Karens and other iggos imprisoned in their fake morality box. If they can keep enough people convinced that Permanent Lockdown is a moral choice and "the right thing to do", it makes it that much harder to open.

Posted by: ... at May 07, 2020 11:30 AM (uEbPt)

158 Inverse squares! How do they work!
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 11:26 AM (hYcqw)


Since we're talking about point sources isn't it inverse cubes?

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 07, 2020 11:30 AM (olsDL)

159 No, you aren't working hard enough! We need to keep the frenzy going!
Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 07, 2020 11:26 AM (2mteh)


I wonder what will comes after meat/poultry shortage frenzy ?

Posted by: runner at May 07, 2020 11:30 AM (zr5Kq)

160 The Paolo is hearing mumbings of a meat shortage.

Let The Paolo be clear :

There is No Meat Shortage.

Posted by: Paolo at May 07, 2020 11:30 AM (rEHf2)

161 electro magnetic radiation in the form of TV and radio has been flowing through our bodies all our lives. I think we'll be okay.

_________



In my 29-year-old lifetime I've witnessed half of my beloved country go literally clinically insane. Coincidence?


/half-joking of course, but I do sometimes wonder if there is some surreptitious physical or environmental factor at play to explain this (of course, full-on control of education by the commies is the best explanation)

Posted by: ShainS, #TiredOfLosing at May 07, 2020 11:30 AM (WqPYg)

162 "But no, this can't have ANY ill effects, right? Not a chance."

This is on the level of the vaccine truthers. The radio waves have no effect. The constant screen time is bad for mental health though.

Posted by: Chris M at May 07, 2020 11:30 AM (eAZVt)

163 What seems to be left out of the stories about burning 5G towers is that some parts of the 5G system in the UK are supplied by Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei.

Posted by: SMOD at May 07, 2020 11:30 AM (3aI0K)

164 154 Ballot update on next week's CA 25 special election.


Returned ballots


GOP 48,860

Dem 38,447

Indie 21,688

This is supposed to be a Dem hold. Hmmm
Posted by: Ha at May 07, 2020 11:29 AM (4Q1w7)

==========

I hitched myself pretty firmly to the "early ballots are predictive of election results" in 2018, and I got burned really badly. They weren't predictive in the least.

So, it's nice to see more Republicans casting early votes in a Democratic leaning district, but I'm not holding my breath, especially in California.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 07, 2020 11:30 AM (LvTSG)

165 A member of the US Navy who serves as one of President Donald Trump's personal valets has tested positive for coronavirus

Posted by: SMOD at May 07, 2020 11:30 AM (3aI0K)

166 >>I've said it before, and I'll say it again: No one is expendable. No life is worth losing to add one more point to the DOW


Can we get Zeke Emanuel's take on that with regards to Obamacare expenses, and then after that, the PP president's take on what the valid/non-valid reasons for an abortion would be?

*sits back, grabs bowl of popcorn*

Posted by: Lizzy at May 07, 2020 11:31 AM (bDqIh)

167 The real lesson here is one I learned after a similar (though much slower-motion) breakdown:

"A good office chair is expensive but is also worth the money."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 11:07 AM

True dat

Posted by: Cybersmythe at May 07, 2020 11:31 AM (edlKR)

168 >No, it's going much further than that. Schiff might escape, others will not.
Posted by: JackStraw


I've seen too many pols get away with too much shit in my time to agree. But I hope I am wrong this time.

Posted by: DB- just DB. at May 07, 2020 11:31 AM (iTXRQ)

169 But in congruence, there may be some real shortages caused by absurd shut downs, idk.

Its hard for people living in cities to grok this but when farms have piles of food they have to let rot and millions of gallons of milk are being dumped out because they cannot sell it, that means food shortages.

See, when you force restaurants, casinos, cruise ships, and all the other venues which purchase large quantities of food to shut down, that means the people who supply these goods suddenly have tons of it but nowhere to sell it. And since local and federal laws and regulations ban selling locally... there's nowhere for all this to go.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:31 AM (KZzsI)

170 No.

Did you pick that name because it's the usual correct answer to whatever comment you just posted?

I'm against the "hero" shit where we're all heroes for cowering in our homes obeying totalitarian lock down orders, but the 80 milita who turned out onto Lexington common didn't think they were heroes.
Shelly picked the hill she wanted to fight on, and she's fighting.

What are you doing for your liberties, you useless liberal twerp?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 07, 2020 11:31 AM (2mteh)

171 Trump valet test positive for Covid-19.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 07, 2020 11:32 AM (wiXsO)

172 How can you tell the difference between a conventional cell phone town and a 5g ??

Can they share the same tower?

If 4g and 5g antennae occupy the same tower do they exponentially increase the danger of disease and freak mutation?

Posted by: dananjcon at May 07, 2020 11:32 AM (u6xw0)

173 Bubble Wrapped Americans: https://tinyurl.com/y8cjzra2

/and yes, next time it will be MUCH worse. And they will make sure there's a next time, so they can get everyone chipped, I mean "vaccinated."

Posted by: shibumi, living in CV1984 at May 07, 2020 11:32 AM (ZCiJZ)

174 Has CA started the Chinese virus internment camps yet?

Posted by: Duncan Macleod, The Highlander at May 07, 2020 11:32 AM (5bp/r)

175 Since we're talking about point sources isn't it inverse cubes?
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 07, 2020 11:30 AM (olsDL)
+++++++++++
It might be. 100% of my experience in this area is for TV and radio production, where we use it for light sources and microphone pickups (size of studio + distance from light to stage + power of light to determine how to rough in power prior to finer tuning).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 11:32 AM (hYcqw)

176 I'm wondering how you "set fire" to a cell tower.

Posted by: BignJames at May 07, 2020 11:32 AM (X/Pw5)

177
140

No mask and no more than the normal precautions I always take during flu season. Even though I fall into the age risk group.

Fine me for no mask? Go right ahead, the fine won't get paid so you may as well stuff me in jail immediately so I can get the lawsuit going.

I will bow before God, but for NO man.
Posted by: irongrampa at May 07, 2020 11:27 AM (KATBx)


Good for you, and I believe you too. I do not currently reside in a " mask or off to jail" area, happily, but I likely would not bow to that either, due to my own nature.

Posted by: tubal at May 07, 2020 11:32 AM (bCLt0)

178 39 "All those "pro-science" Democrats believe in astrology, homeopathy, crystals, and pyramids and Tarot cards."
Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at May 07, 2020 11:12 AM (T09ml)

...

Don't forget spirit cooking.

And cheese pizza.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 07, 2020 11:32 AM (yL25O)

179 85 Joe Biden@JoeBiden

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: No one is expendable. No life is worth losing to add one more point to the DOW.



Au contraire, dumbass. You are expendable.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at May 07, 2020 11:32 AM (CLteG)

180 Its not crazy to say "hey, maybe constantly being bombarded with radio waves and signals from towers all around us all day might not be a good thing" Every year we add more and higher energy sources and to this constant exposure.

Be that as it may, there's nothing novel about 5G to distinguish it from every other cell tower people have been fine with. This is literal "if you don't float you're a witch" or whatever.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 07, 2020 11:32 AM (ZGrMX)

181 My wifi is trying to kill me!

Posted by: RF soup is going to kill us all! at May 07, 2020 11:33 AM (0OmEj)

182
'Member when millions of benighted modern savages were blaming cell towers for Colony Collapse Disorder?

Maybe we can convince them that 5G is our superweapon against the Murder Hornets. Just for giggles.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 07, 2020 11:33 AM (EQRLd)

183 what is he, HR?

Posted by: Quint at May 07, 2020 11:33 AM (hHxp2)

184 In my 29-year-old lifetime I've witnessed half of my beloved country go literally clinically insane. Coincidence?


/half-joking of course, but I do sometimes wonder if there is some surreptitious physical or environmental factor at play to explain this (of course, full-on control of education by the commies is the best explanation)
Posted by: ShainS, #TiredOfLosing at May 07, 2020 11:30 AM (WqPYg)

The media--especially the l"if it bleeds, it leads" mentality of the local news.
People look to the news for information and what they get is fear, panic and hysteria.
Witness what's going on now.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2020 11:33 AM (CqE5x)

185 Or: just leaving this here as it seems curiously topical concerning current events

From Kim du Toit:

https://www.commonsenseevaluation.com/ 2013/08/21/the-pussification-of-the-western-male/

Posted by: Slash Buzz at May 07, 2020 11:33 AM (q9hLt)

186 This is on the level of the vaccine truthers. The radio waves have no effect.

You don't know that. You hope it, but there's one thing about science is that it does not prove a negative. We'll see in coming years, but I expect people will look back on ads of alarm systems broadcasting beams into a house with the same shock as modern people seeing little kids smoking.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:33 AM (KZzsI)

187 So, it's nice to see more Republicans casting early votes in a Democratic leaning district, but I'm not holding my breath, especially in California.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 07, 2020 11:30 AM (LvTSG)

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It lets them know how far to ratchet up the volume of cheat.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 07, 2020 11:33 AM (nw6Hr)

188 Trump valet test positive for Covid-19.



sigh...did they make out ?

Posted by: runner at May 07, 2020 11:33 AM (zr5Kq)

189
I just got notice that Neiman's filed Chapter 11. Raspy Rapscallion
(?) mentioned yesterday they had filed. The Horde leads the news
again.

Posted by: LASue at May 07, 2020 11:15 AM (Ed8Zd)


Neiman, J Crew and one more that I can't think of right now. But who cares as long as we were spared from the plague that 99% of people recover from

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 07, 2020 11:33 AM (rpqJl)

190 DNC one day: No life is expendable
DNC next day: We can "absorb" some more terror attacks

Posted by: ... at May 07, 2020 11:34 AM (uEbPt)

191 But don't panic. Studies, such as they are right now, point mainly to long term exposure; not passing exposure. If I were AOP, I'd Clorox/wipe down wherever his friend was and whatever he touched as best he can, (bathroom handles, door knobs, truck interior, etc) continue to wash his hands frequently, and not touch his eyes, nose or mouth, spend time in the sun and drink some ( good) whiskey.
Posted by: LASue at May 07, 2020 11:23 AM (Ed8Zd)

Fortunately, my buddy never came in the house. I was already all over the seat of the truck, so that horse has left the barn.

I just took my own body temperature, and it read 35.8C, which is "dangerously" low. But it also displayed that number when I powered it on, so I think the reading is spurious. I wish I had a mercury thermometer. They work.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 07, 2020 11:34 AM (LZcDP)

192 Posted by: SMOD at May 07, 2020 11:30 AM (3aI0K)

I've seen things saying, don't fall for the lie that they are burning the towers because they think they cause the 'rona. Don't know which to believe.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 07, 2020 11:34 AM (+7yf7)

193 Maybe we can convince them that 5G is our superweapon against the Murder Hornets. Just for giggles.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 07, 2020 11:33 AM (EQRLd)

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What if a Murder Hornet Sting kills COVID.... huh????

Posted by: fixerupper at May 07, 2020 11:34 AM (nw6Hr)

194
I wonder what will comes after meat/poultry shortage frenzy ?
Posted by: runner at May 07, 2020 11:30 AM (zr5Kq)
Week 1.5 of the first toilet paper panic week, the fresh meat coolers were clean empty. So I've already seen the meat shortage.

the real press will come when the grass eating shits in the big city can't get their tofu and arugula fix.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 07, 2020 11:34 AM (2mteh)

195 Has CA started the Chinese virus internment camps yet?

What do you think they're going to do with the empty sports arenas and convention centers?

Posted by: shibumi, living in CV1984 at May 07, 2020 11:34 AM (ZCiJZ)

196 Trump valet test positive for Covid-19.
Posted by: redridinghood at May 07, 2020 11:32 AM (wiXsO)

Cue media hysteria

Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2020 11:34 AM (CqE5x)

197 I wonder if Massage Envy is going to survive?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 07, 2020 11:34 AM (2DOZq)

198 Joe Biden@JoeBiden

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: No one is expendable. No life is worth losing to add one more point to the DOW.



Says the guy who held up defense aid to the Ukraine to protect his son's crooked business deals.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 07, 2020 11:35 AM (oVJmc)

199

Cue media hysteria
Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2020 11:34 AM (CqE5x)


on crack

Posted by: runner at May 07, 2020 11:35 AM (zr5Kq)

200 Breaking: Supreme Court unanimously overturns convictions of ex-Christie aides in Bridegate scandal

Posted by: SMOD at May 07, 2020 11:35 AM (3aI0K)

201 I have a suspicion that the "people are burning 5g towers because they think it causes Wuhan Flu" story is a media creation like the false panic from the War of the Worlds, and a million other BS media stories.

But I'm just cynical like that after having researched and written on dozens of examples

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:35 AM (KZzsI)

202 Is it me or are the normies who don't wear masks except when required to in order to shop, doing a lot more smiling, nodding, waving and hello'ing at each other? Like, hey-you're in my tribe?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 07, 2020 11:36 AM (+7yf7)

203 "All those "pro-science" Democrats believe in astrology, homeopathy, crystals, and pyramids and Tarot cards."

Modern liberalism is a weaponization of the neuroses of women. There's no real difference between Gwyneth Paltrow's ridiculous Goop products and the DNC, except that one's using capitalism to exploit its customers and one's using Marxism.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 07, 2020 11:36 AM (ZGrMX)

204 191

I just took my own body temperature, and it read 35.8C, which is "dangerously" low. But it also displayed that number when I powered it on, so I think the reading is spurious. I wish I had a mercury thermometer. They work.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 07, 2020 11:34 AM (LZcDP)

The rectal kind. Of course.

Posted by: tubal at May 07, 2020 11:36 AM (bCLt0)

205 Liberal pantywastes -

if you want the country to reopen you're just interested in money and are against life!

Restore our right to abortions!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 07, 2020 11:36 AM (2mteh)

206 198 Joe Biden@JoeBiden

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: No one is expendable. No life is worth losing to add one more point to the DOW.




Unless, of course, it's an unborn one.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 07, 2020 11:36 AM (oVJmc)

207 It's curious that HCQ only seems to cause problems in Wuflu patients. Does it cause nausea in Lupus patients? Because they use it for that as well.

We need to open this up and start working on herd immunity. We do not want to do this in the fall, when the flu season starts up.

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 07, 2020 11:36 AM (JKNZq)

208 Posted by: Jen the original at May 07, 2020 11:15 AM (fpTcW)

So how many people do you think have it or have had it? Because average of 25 million get the flu each year. Over 60 million were infected with the H1N1 in 2009 and 80% of the deaths were people under the age of 65.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 07, 2020 11:28 AM (2DOZq)

I think there are an incredible number of people who have been infected with this. The reason we have so many infected here in the USA is because, IMO, we are doing way more testing than any other country.

Michigan right now is testing 11,000 people a day. There are "pop up" testing sites opening in which ANYONE can get a test, you don't need to get Rx. And since testing is free( not really, the Gov and insurance companies are forking out the money for it) I'm going to bet we are going to see increasing numbers every day of cases. 98% of which don't need hospitalization.

It will also speak to having to admit to eventually having herd immunity. The problem is we don't know right now how long that immunity lasts. It might just be for months, or it might be a longer duration. Just like the vaccine , when it finally comes out, we will have zero idea if it lasts. Oh, we might now it is protective for six or 12 months, however long the challenge study runs, but beyond that, once the vaccine is released, it will be years before we know the actual protective titer strength and how long it lasts.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 07, 2020 11:36 AM (fpTcW)

209
*adds radio waves to my list of world ending apocalypses than Ive survived in my 29ish years on this planet.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 07, 2020 11:36 AM (nw6Hr)

210 Room service. How can I help you?

"Yes, I'd like to order a carton of cigs, an ounce of weed, two fifths of vodka, and a week's supply of methadone."

Ahh - The daily special. Coming right up sir.

Being homeless in San Francisco has its perks. They will put you up in a hotel, and they will deliver the above items to your room.

I am not making this up, as Dave Barry likes to say.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 07, 2020 11:36 AM (Z4rgH)

211 "How can you tell the difference between a conventional cell phone town and a 5g ?? Can they share the same tower?"

I just saw some pictures illustrating this. The old cell antenna arrays look like vertical bars, usually in groups of three. On 3.5GHz 5G, those bars are about 1/3 as long. They usually share the same towers though.

Posted by: Chris M at May 07, 2020 11:37 AM (eAZVt)

212 Joe Biden@JoeBiden

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: No one is expendable. No life is worth losing to add one more point to the DOW.

-----

Cool story Joe. Now do illegal imigration.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 07, 2020 11:37 AM (nw6Hr)

213 *points to the big hot orange ball in the sky





Posted by: fixerupper at May 07, 2020 11:24 AM (nw6Hr)

_________


Yeah, I now have to protect myself now from that menace after having my first non-melanoma skin cancer lesion recently removed. [Although they say nearly all the damage occurs before you're 18].

Being blond-haired, blue-eyed, and running around shirtless all the time growing up in Las Vegas has finally come back to haunt me. I don't think they even had sunblock back when we were kids ...

Posted by: ShainS, #TiredOfLosing at May 07, 2020 11:37 AM (WqPYg)

214 And here I thought you couldn't make that stupid monkey picture any worse. Congrats.

Posted by: Rocks at May 07, 2020 11:37 AM (RbxEP)

215 I just got notice that Neiman's filed Chapter 11. Raspy Rapscallion
(?) mentioned yesterday they had filed. The Horde leads the news
again.

Posted by: LASue at May 07, 2020 11:15 AM (Ed8Zd)


Neiman, J Crew and one more that I can't think of right now. But who cares as long as we were spared from the plague that 99% of people recover from


Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 07, 2020 11:33 AM



Nordstroms announced yesterday that they will not be reopening 16 of their stores. The did not say which stores though.
Expecting riots at the next annual shoe sale.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 07, 2020 11:38 AM (axyOa)

216 No mask. Not gonna do it. God bless Texas.
Fifty years from now the karens will search for a masked DJT picture and they won't find it. Time for DJT and Billy bag pipes stand up for Illinois and Cali citizens. Stop the phases. It is a stupid plan. You too Gov Abbot.

Posted by: azalea city, free citizen at May 07, 2020 11:38 AM (WX+x0)

217 Maaaybeee they were burning the towers because the 5G is apparently linked to Chinese spying.

I think I heard about 5G here at the HQ, so take it for what it's worth.

Posted by: Emmie at May 07, 2020 11:38 AM (ouBhA)

218 AOP,

How much vitamin D3 do you take? You should be taking at least 2000IU. I bumped mine up to 10000IU, until this stuff is over. It's the most critical thing you can take to boost your immune system. I'd add some zinc too.

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 07, 2020 11:38 AM (JKNZq)

219 In the GA killing of a jogger, the videos that I can find have cut out the wailing of the killer the victim was handing out.

I'm glad this is going to a Grand Jury

they can figure out what really happened

however, it does seem the victim ran around the passenger side and as soon as he cleared the truck, he moved rapidly towards the shooter.

I could be wrong tho

that's why it's good a GJ is gonna take a good look

Posted by: REDACTED at May 07, 2020 11:38 AM (tQbpU)

220 Mark Cuban just on Fox news as part of the Corona Task force.

Saying to get back to 'normal' we have to test, then track all cases nationwide, with contact tracking as well.

Yeah, F'n government knowing everyone's everymove, that's the new normal they want?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 07, 2020 11:38 AM (NgKpN)

221 Breaking: Supreme Court unanimously overturns convictions of ex-Christie aides in Bridegate scandal
Posted by: SMOD at May 07, 2020 11:35 AM (3aI0K)

That was always a nothing burger and it "started" when polls showed that Christie would beat Hillary in a head to head for president---It seems so long ago, but trust me, I've been following this case since it started.
There's traffic and lane closures on the GWB whenever a President is in NY or the Yankees have a home game.

But Christie turned out to be a fat, feckless POS and hung his aides out to dry.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2020 11:39 AM (CqE5x)

222 It's curious that HCQ only seems to cause problems in Wuflu patients. Does it cause nausea in Lupus patients? Because they use it for that as well.

----

Nope.

Ive got a cousin on that for Lupus. Her only concern is the COVIDS sucking up here supply. And she's a rabid California Trump Hater to boot.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 07, 2020 11:39 AM (nw6Hr)

223 Trump valet test positive for Covid-19.
Posted by: redridinghood at May 07, 2020 11:32 AM (wiXsO)

Cue media hysteria
Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2020 11:34 AM (CqE5x)

I assume all people who are to be in contact with the President are screened everyday. If the screen indicates any abnormalities they are tested. I still believe to be contagious a person has to be shedding the virus and would not be doing so if asymptomatic.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 07, 2020 11:39 AM (2DOZq)

224 The rectal kind. Of course.
Posted by: tubal at May 07, 2020 11:36 AM (bCLt0)

(mandatory) Damn! I wondered why that tasted funny.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 07, 2020 11:39 AM (LZcDP)

225
Is it me or are the normies who don't wear masks except when required to in order to shop, doing a lot more smiling, nodding, waving and hello'ing at each other? Like, hey-you're in my tribe?
Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 07, 2020 11:36 AM (+7yf7

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Yup. Had to take an Uber to the store yesterday. These drivers are expected to do all the mask and glove stuff. My guy had the most desultory approach I've yet seen. I mean, he had demolished nitrile gloves with his fingers poking out, and a ragged mask hanging halfway off his face. I'm talking absolute bare minimum, DGAF compliance, here.

We were laughing about this nonsense the whole way.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 07, 2020 11:39 AM (EQRLd)

226 There is risk in *all* human endeavor. Every single
thing you do has risks. Some greater, some lesser, but it is always
there. This position of "if it saves just one life" is profoundly
anti-human. It isn't poetic, it isn't beautiful, it isn't just and it
isn't kind. It's dehumanizing.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 11:24 AM (hYcqw)

_________


As is being forced to wear a mask.

Posted by: ShainS, #TiredOfLosing at May 07, 2020 11:39 AM (WqPYg)

227 I know everyone here wants to scream constantly that this virus is no big deal, but it IS incredibly contagious. 98% of the people who catch it have no to mild symptoms. It's the 2% of people who develop serious symptoms that need to worry.

You left out one number which counters the "incredibly contagious" line. It is true that 98% of the people who catch will develop no to mild symptoms, BUT 80% of the General Population, those in good health, not elderly, not in any risk group - will NOT catch it even when exposed. (based on numbers from the Diamond Princess, the TR Roosevelt, and studies coming in)

The actual chances of becoming seriously ill from this, even when exposed, is for the general population at most 3 or 4 out of every 1,000 persons. Those in specific risk groups will have higher chances, of course.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 07, 2020 11:39 AM (V2Yro)

228 Mark Cuban just on Fox news as part of the Corona Task force.

Saying to get back to 'normal' we have to test, then track all cases nationwide, with contact tracking as well.

Yeah, F'n government knowing everyone's everymove, that's the new normal they want?
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 07, 2020 11:38 AM (NgKpN)
+++++++++++++
Jeremy Bentham: No one will ever exceed my Panoptic vision!

Mark Cuban: Hold my beer, Jerry!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 11:39 AM (hYcqw)

229 This is on the level of the vaccine truthers. The radio waves have no effect.



You don't know that. You hope it, but there's one thing about
science is that it does not prove a negative. We'll see in coming
years, but I expect people will look back on ads of alarm systems
broadcasting beams into a house with the same shock as modern people
seeing little kids smoking.


Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:33 AM

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We have literally billions of test subjects walking around with TRILLIONS of hours of exposure all with no ill effects.

If something bad was gonna happen we would have seen it already.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 07, 2020 11:39 AM (JUOKG)

230 Hey so what happened to the value of "resistance"?

#resistthelockdown

No? Ah right. Resistance is once again pure evil and needs to be punished. It's no longer something to wear like a badge.

Do you see the magic trick behind their bullshit persuasion games?

Posted by: ... at May 07, 2020 11:40 AM (uEbPt)

231 Saying to get back to 'normal' we have to test, then track all cases nationwide, with contact tracking as well.

-----

Yeah. An army of Karens documenting a spiderweb of interaction for 330 million people.

What could POSSIBLY go wrong.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 07, 2020 11:40 AM (nw6Hr)

232 The Paolo is hearing mumbings of a meat shortage.

Let The Paolo be clear :

There is No Meat Shortage.
Posted by: Paolo



The water was just cold.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 07, 2020 11:40 AM (W4LFA)

233 I'm not worried about cell tower radiaion but people who put excessively bright LED lights on their porches and property put me over the top. I unfortunately see this way too much even at my rural bunker location in Upstate NY.

What ever happened to taking a stroll in the evening without having your eyeballs stabbed with 100,000,000 watts of high intensity blue light from someone's porch? Just because you can is not always a good reason.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at May 07, 2020 11:40 AM (SqopC)

234 I don't know how seriously to take the African "we sent in a goat and a fruit and were told they were humans positive for Wuhan Flu" story, even though it was in Reuters. But it would not exactly shock me that the tests continue to be less than wholly accurate or are being abused to push numbers up.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:40 AM (KZzsI)

235 207 It's curious that HCQ only seems to cause problems in Wuflu patients.
Does it cause nausea in Lupus patients? Because they use it for that as
well.

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 07, 2020 11:36 AM (JKNZq)

----------------
A friend of mine has lupus and takes HCQ every day. She's never mentioned any side effects. However, as soon as HCQ got on the radar as a possible treatment for Wuflu, she immediately had a hard time getting her prescription filled because doctors started prescribing it for themselves, their family friends.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at May 07, 2020 11:41 AM (XXNQ+)

236 TJM

They become predictive once they hit a relevant %. The big question is what is that %?

Special elections are notorious for low turnout.

So far we have 26% of ballots returned.

IMO we have enough to conclude this is a toss up not lean D.

Posted by: Ha at May 07, 2020 11:41 AM (4Q1w7)

237 When I went shopping yesterday in suburban Detroit the meat section was pretty thin, but then it was Kroger which has a crappy meat section at the best of times.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at May 07, 2020 11:41 AM (d6mdH)

238 194 Lysol spray (or store brand) seems to be the hoarders delight. I was using this stuff a lot before the grand scam, like weekend trips and you're not sure about Juanita and Maria really cleaning the room you just checked into. I also spray my duds before hitting the laundry hamper.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 07, 2020 11:41 AM (C1Lsn)

239
@JoeBiden

Apr 24

I can't believe I have to say this, but please don't drink bleach.

Says the guy who eats paste.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 07, 2020 11:27 AM (N39Ws)







So he's saying "don't drink tap water". Because virtually every municipality in the nation uses bleach to render their water potable.

Joey Plugs must be in the pocket of Big WaterBottle.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 07, 2020 11:41 AM (EGyGV)

240 And for those that would like a mercury thermometer, you can buy dairy/brewing thermometers. They are long but work like the old style.

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 07, 2020 11:41 AM (JKNZq)

241 Mark Cuban just on Fox news as part of the Corona Task force.

Saying to get back to 'normal' we have to test, then track all cases nationwide, with contact tracking as well.



Or we let it spread and let herd immunity put it under control. Like happens naturally.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 07, 2020 11:41 AM (oVJmc)

242 Yeah, I have to wonder how much the 5G tower arson is fear of 5G causing Wuhan flu vs. *Huawei* 5G towers representing China, particularly how China has been using PPE sales a leverage to get UK and other nations to purchase of Huawei 5G. Or even just them being a symbol of Chinese business presence that is unwelcome after they started the pandemic (see also Chinese owned businesses in Africa being set on fire).

Call me cynical, but what are the chances this is a case of the MSM taking a conspiracy theory believed by very few and then smearing a larger group with it (e.g., those who believe the pandemic started in the Wuhan lab) in order to make them all look like nutcases? (see also "Birther" smear).

Posted by: Lizzy at May 07, 2020 11:42 AM (bDqIh)

243 The Paolo is hearing mumbings of a meat shortage.

Let The Paolo be clear :

There is No Meat Shortage.
Posted by: Paolo



The water was just cold.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 07, 2020 11:40 AM



That 20 knot breeze didn't help any either.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 07, 2020 11:42 AM (axyOa)

244 @JoeBiden

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: No one is expendable. No life is worth losing to add one more point to the DOW
...
Posted by: ... at May 07, 2020 11:20 AM (uEbPt)

---------------------

This says all you need to know about Joe Biden.

This is a profoundly un-serious position. He can not possible mean what he says, because this logic take to it's logical conclusion has all of us starving in the dark in about two weeks. Every thing that makes life possible involves some level of risk.

If I turn on a light switch, there is a chance some electrical worker died maintaining the lines to my house. If I eat a tomato, there is a chance that some farmer could have died producing that food. The "just one life" standard means no food, no fuel, no electricity, no anything. We would all die to make sure we didn't lose just one life.

Anybody who would say something that stupid is either really stupid or really dishonest. Maybe both. He certainly does not have the ability to make the decisions necessary to do the job, even in the best of times. Certainly not in these times.

Posted by: Gridlock at May 07, 2020 11:42 AM (ilp51)

245 Has CA started the Chinese virus internment camps yet?

What do you think they're going to do with the empty sports arenas and convention centers?
Posted by: shibumi

Come on! Get with the program and be a patriot! As soon as there's a vaccine the Good Time Fun Health Camps will go away.

Posted by: Biergood at May 07, 2020 11:42 AM (FQWHA)

246 I'm not worried about cell tower radiaion but people who put excessively bright LED lights on their porches and property put me over the top.

The woman behind our house across the alley has a sixty trillion watt spotlight on all night long. Apparently she's worried vampires might sneak into the back yard or something. Half the time, her neighbor's back yard security light is also on. I had to put a blanket over my window to sleep a night, its like having a car pointing into the room with its brights on

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:42 AM (KZzsI)

247 however, it does seem the victim ran around the passenger side and as soon as he cleared the truck, he moved rapidly towards the shooter.

I could be wrong tho

that's why it's good a GJ is gonna take a good look
Posted by: REDACTED at May 07, 2020 11:38 AM (tQbpU)

I wonder how people would react if three black guys in a truck came after one white guy in a jogging suit on the road, and shot him.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 07, 2020 11:42 AM (V2Yro)

248
Yeah, I now have to protect myself now from that menace after having my first non-melanoma skin cancer lesion recently removed. [Although they say nearly all the damage occurs before you're 18].

Being blond-haired, blue-eyed, and running around shirtless all the time growing up in Las Vegas has finally come back to haunt me. I don't think they even had sunblock back when we were kids ...
Posted by: ShainS, #TiredOfLosing at May 07, 2020 11:37 AM (WqPYg)

When I was a teenager, we used to slather on baby oil and lie on car hoods. White girls getting as brown as possible in the summer was a real thing. And really stupid.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 07, 2020 11:43 AM (fpTcW)

249 And for those that would like a mercury thermometer, you can buy dairy/brewing thermometers. They are long but work like the old style.

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 07, 2020 11:41 AM (




Go on...

Posted by: Don Lemons at May 07, 2020 11:43 AM (axyOa)

250 Here is some news, according to AP, CDC put together "guidance for reopening". You can imagine what was in it. The report that Trump and Co read it and said "WTF". So, you won't believe what happened next : "The AP obtained a copy from a ...federal official who was not authorized to release it. " Swamp at at work.

Posted by: runner at May 07, 2020 11:43 AM (zr5Kq)

251 A moron who goes by Muldoon
Announced he'll be absent till June
A GoFundMe account
Of his needed amount
Should appear in the comments quite soon.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at May 07, 2020 11:43 AM (17+9D)

252 AOP
are you still in az? let me know if you need anything

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 07, 2020 11:43 AM (CqHIp)

253 Come on! Get with the program and be a patriot! As soon as there's a vaccine the Good Time Fun Health Camps will go away.
Posted by: Biergood at May 07, 2020 11:42 AM (FQWHA)
+++++++++++++++
In the meantime, do the camps have WiFi?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 11:43 AM (hYcqw)

254 *they report...

Posted by: runner at May 07, 2020 11:43 AM (zr5Kq)

255 @246
I actually think its a form of Karen-gesturing.
Saying "I'm a super-goody safe property owner because look at me and how much SECURITIE I have on my property!"

Posted by: xnycpeasant at May 07, 2020 11:44 AM (SqopC)

256 Mark Cuban just on Fox news as part of the Corona Task force.



Saying to get back to 'normal' we have to test, then track all cases nationwide, with contact tracking as well.



Yeah, F'n government knowing everyone's everymove, that's the new normal they want?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 07, 2020 11:38 AM (NgKpN)

i never understood why so many follow this dufus. He got in on a net stock before the dot bomb in 2001. He sold out and destroyed the people who bought what he was selling. After than he has been middle of the road at best but he had a lot of money because he sold at the high.
His other claim to fame is he was a hated NBA owner that got fined more than Dennis Rodman and Laimbeer. He had the haircut of a disfunctional 8 year old and dressed like a bum. But somehow this guy is important and a tech guru.

Posted by: Quint at May 07, 2020 11:44 AM (hHxp2)

257 They once let you X-ray your own feet in shoe stores.
Let's keep an open mind on the harmlessness of our daily doses of radiation.

Posted by: Sal at May 07, 2020 11:44 AM (bo8pf)

258 That video reminds me of Snoopy fighting with the folding chair in the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special.

Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2020 11:44 AM (/669Q)

259 When I was a teenager, we used to slather on baby oil and lie on car hoods. White girls getting as brown as possible in the summer was a real thing. And really stupid.
Posted by: Jen the original at May 07, 2020 11:43 AM (fpTcW)
+++++++++++++
You know the rules ...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 11:44 AM (hYcqw)

260 What idiot put Mark Cuban on the task force??? For God's sake he knows about as much about the topic as Stacy Abrams does about being governor.

Its like watching a clown show, what the hell is Trump doing? He looks completely stupid and incompetent these days. Gawrsh, whatever you say, mister Fauci!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:44 AM (KZzsI)

261 AOP
are you still in az? let me know if you need anything
Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 07, 2020 11:43 AM (CqHIp)

No, I am back at home in Alberta for a week now. But thank you very much!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 07, 2020 11:45 AM (LZcDP)

262 As my brother points out, homeopathy seemed like a reasonable theory when it started over two hundred years ago, because the placebo effect often produced better results than mainstream medicine of the day.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at May 07, 2020 11:45 AM (2RBkF)

263 Educate me. How do alarms inject radio waves into our homes?

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at May 07, 2020 11:45 AM (0OmEj)

264 190 DNC one day: No life is expendable
DNC next day: We can "absorb" some more terror attacks
Posted by: ... at May 07, 2020 11:34 AM (uEbPt)

Biden: no life is expendable.
Except for Very Later Term Abortion.

/spit

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 07, 2020 11:45 AM (NgKpN)

265 Does Joe think all cars and planes should be banned if one life is lost due to a crash?

Posted by: Ha at May 07, 2020 11:45 AM (4Q1w7)

266 231 Saying to get back to 'normal' we have to test, then track all cases nationwide, with contact tracking as well.


there's more than one way to skin a cat. we can get back to normal in a day with ropes and lamp posts.

Posted by: x at May 07, 2020 11:45 AM (nFwvY)

267 Karens love Nordstrom Rack. Used to, anyway.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 07, 2020 11:45 AM (+7yf7)

268 Hey, H8R!

< Absolutely obliquely side-tracking from the topic... >

I say once more, I've got decades of anecdotal testimony to the effectiveness of properly-implemented homeopathy, including the Arnica I took for my creaky body a couple of times lately.

Funny thing, in strict, classical homeopathy so much study goes into finding just the one right remedy at just the right dosage, for each unique case -- and then the final prescription is always... useless sugar pills!

Between "placebo effect" and "just got better anyway," one can never really say the remedy -worked.- Seemed to cure my horrible poison ivy reactions. Or maybe I just grew inoculated from heavy vine-pulling.

At least, the little sugar pills beat the expense *and* the risks of just about any pharmaceutical. Or this antibiotic I'm on right now.

(Yeaaahh, we've experimented with "try homeopathy first," and been surprised by the seeming efficaciousness, but I'm not going to try to fight an infection with homeopathy - even our all-out strictly-classical homeopathic MD back in Chicago fell back on antibiotics when called for. Once.)

< /silly rambling sidetrack >

Posted by: mindful webworker - radically inclined
at May 07, 2020 11:45 AM (ATv6t)

269 Posted by: Jen the original at May 07, 2020 11:36 AM (fpTcW)

My point is that it doesn't appear to be more contagious than the H1N1 and definitely not as dangerous to people under 65, in other words, our workforce.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 07, 2020 11:45 AM (2DOZq)

270 Yeah, I now have to protect myself now from that menace after having my first non-melanoma skin cancer lesion recently removed. [Although they say nearly all the damage occurs before you're 18].

Being blond-haired, blue-eyed, and running around shirtless all the time growing up in Las Vegas has finally come back to haunt me. I don't think they even had sunblock back when we were kids ...
Posted by: ShainS, #TiredOfLosing at May 07, 2020 11:37 AM (WqPYg)

-----------------------------------

I remember when SPF10 sunblock was the best you could get.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 07, 2020 11:45 AM (CAJOC)

271
What difference is there in the action of Andrew Cuomo ordering elderly and infirm persons into nursing homes when they've tested positive for Covid-19 and "good Germans" herding Jews and other "undesirables" into concentration camps?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 07, 2020 11:45 AM (pNxlR)

272
No. Trump will not resign today. That's retarded, sir.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 07, 2020 11:45 AM (EQRLd)

273 I wonder how people would react if three black guys in a truck came after one white guy in a jogging suit on the road, and shot him.

I'd want more information before grabbing a torch and storming the castle.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:46 AM (KZzsI)

274 That video reminds me of Snoopy fighting with the folding chair in the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special.


Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2020 11:44 AM




Good point. It does now that you mention it.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 07, 2020 11:46 AM (axyOa)

275 Yeah, I now have to protect myself now from that menace after having my
first non-melanoma skin cancer lesion recently removed. [Although they
say nearly all the damage occurs before you're 18].



Being blond-haired, blue-eyed, and running around shirtless all the
time growing up in Las Vegas has finally come back to haunt me. I don't
think they even had sunblock back when we were kids ...




Posted by: ShainS, #TiredOfLosing at May 07, 2020 11:37 AM

---

Being of Appalachian Scots Irish stock I am as pasty as it gets. I get sun burns constantly and have only tanned once when we were stationed in Cuba. It was tan or die there.

I also have the joy of excessive vitamin D skin absorption which leaves my arms covered in red bumps every spring. My Doctor said it's just a matter of time for me.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 07, 2020 11:46 AM (JUOKG)

276 260 What idiot put Mark Cuban on the task force??? For God's sake he knows about as much about the topic as Stacy Abrams does about being governor.

Its like watching a clown show, what the hell is Trump doing? He looks completely stupid and incompetent these days. Gawrsh, whatever you say, mister Fauci!
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:44 AM (KZzsI)

I think he's on the reopen task force with Ivanka

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 07, 2020 11:46 AM (NgKpN)

277 Trump has a CEILING of 45 approval, with no upper limit to disapproval. Serious you guys! ~poll troll 2016.

Posted by: BourbonChicken with a Face Colander at May 07, 2020 11:46 AM (LxTcq)

278 I remember when SPF10 sunblock was the best you could get.

I think I read somewhere that anything past 20 is just expense for no purpose.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:46 AM (KZzsI)

279
I assume all people who are to be in contact with the President are screened everyday. If the screen indicates any abnormalities they are tested. I still believe to be contagious a person has to be shedding the virus and would not be doing so if asymptomatic.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 07, 2020 11:39 AM (2DOZq)

For all we know Trump really did test positive at one point. Perhaps he was asymptomatic or showed only mild symptoms. If he did, I wouldn't expect him to the media.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2020 11:46 AM (CqE5x)

280 This sounds crazy, but the overreach by the government of California will backdoor in a sideways fashion...gun control.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at May 07, 2020 11:47 AM (CLteG)

281 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:44 AM (KZzsI)

The task force is going to be focusing on reopening. I'd guess Cuban's role is on that side of things.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 07, 2020 11:47 AM (+7yf7)

282 Actually, I think the 5G tower story is indicative of something that the media don't want to report. There is a building wave of anti Communist China anger brewing all over the world. I can see the first crumbling of their wall of propaganda. What Tianamen Square didn't accomplish, their vile behavior over the virus might.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 07, 2020 11:47 AM (Hcsoi)

283 >>Saying to get back to 'normal' we have to test, then track all cases nationwide, with contact tracking as well.


Uh huh. sure. Who will be tracking these details and who else will be able to access it?

Hey, remember when people went bonkers over the Patriot Act enabling authorities to check out your library history?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 07, 2020 11:47 AM (bDqIh)

284 Trump has a CEILING of 45 approval, with no upper limit to disapproval. Serious you guys! ~poll troll 2016.
Posted by: BourbonChicken with a Face Colander at May 07, 2020 11:46 AM (LxTcq)

He has a ceiling of about 53-55%.
More than enough to get re-elected.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2020 11:47 AM (CqE5x)

285 The Left has never cared about the lives of *anyone* except terrorists and convicted murderers.

=====
Don't forget their own rapists and pedophiles in their swarms.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at May 07, 2020 11:47 AM (d6mdH)

286 Texas Supreme court ordered the salon lady free from prison and negated contempt charge.

I think he's on the reopen task force with Ivanka

Why the hell is SHE on there? This stuff drives me nuts. Trump hires like a demented chimpanzee then regrets it later.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:48 AM (KZzsI)

287 They once let you X-ray your own feet in shoe stores.
Let's keep an open mind on the harmlessness of our daily doses of radiation.
Posted by: Sal at May 07, 2020 11:44 AM (bo8pf)

Microwave radiation =/= ionizing radiation, not by a long shot.

And even the foot X-ray was probably perfectly safe when used as intended, to gauge the fit of shoes. But idiots used it as a toy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 07, 2020 11:48 AM (LZcDP)

288 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at May 07, 2020 11:48 AM (q2fym)

289 268 Hey, H8R!



I say once more, I've got decades of anecdotal testimony to the effectiveness of properly-implemented homeopathy, including the Arnica I took for my creaky body a couple of times lately.

Funny thing, in strict, classical homeopathy so much study goes into finding just the one right remedy at just the right dosage, for each unique case -- and then the final prescription is always... useless sugar pills!

Between "placebo effect" and "just got better anyway," one can never really say the remedy -worked.- Seemed to cure my horrible poison ivy reactions. Or maybe I just grew inoculated from heavy vine-pulling.

At least, the little sugar pills beat the expense *and* the risks of just about any pharmaceutical. Or this antibiotic I'm on right now.

(Yeaaahh, we've experimented with "try homeopathy first," and been surprised by the seeming efficaciousness, but I'm not going to try to fight an infection with homeopathy - even our all-out strictly-classical homeopathic MD back in Chicago fell back on antibiotics when called for. Once.)


Posted by: mindful webworker - radically inclined
at May 07, 2020 11:45 AM (ATv6t)

----------------------------------

You know what they say - a cold, left alone, will resolve itself in 7 days. Vigorously treated, however, it will be gone in about a week.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 07, 2020 11:48 AM (CAJOC)

290 Mike Gallagher Radio head is wetting his panties cause DJT's personal valet has tested + for peking pox. Shoot the valet and and Gallagher and keep moving.

Posted by: azalea city, free citizen at May 07, 2020 11:48 AM (WX+x0)

291 North Dakota wine ads are the best

Posted by: Yo! at May 07, 2020 11:49 AM (q2fym)

292
*strums ukelele*

*sings in falsetto*

Tiptoe by the tower
With the power, that radiates 5G
Come mutate by the tower with me

Knee deep in COVID-19
We'll not give a thought to our genes
And if we make love and a baby with three eyeballs
Will you pardon me?
And tiptoe by the tower with me


Posted by: naturalfake at May 07, 2020 11:49 AM (z0XD8)

293 Its like watching a clown show, what the hell is Trump doing? He looks completely stupid and incompetent these days.

So I have your, you know, the thing, in October?

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 07, 2020 11:49 AM (ZGrMX)

294 >>Actually, I think the 5G tower story is indicative of something that the media don't want to report.



EXACTLY

Posted by: Lizzy at May 07, 2020 11:49 AM (bDqIh)

295 Mark Cuban just on Fox news as part of the Corona Task force.

Saying to get back to 'normal' we have to test, then track all cases nationwide, with contact tracking as well.



You know when they test, they're keeping your DNA, don't you?

USDB - Uncle Sugar Data Base.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 07, 2020 11:49 AM (W4LFA)

296 MUCK: Contact tracer will become the most dangerous job in the world.

On this one, I think he might be right. The blind squirrel found a nut.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 11:49 AM (hYcqw)

297 electro magnetic radiation in the form of TV and radio has been flowing through our bodies all our lives. I think we'll be okay.

Heh.

Posted by: The Entire Host of RF-Emitting Bodies in Space at May 07, 2020 11:49 AM (OMsf+)

298 Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 07, 2020 11:47 AM (Hcsoi)

Yup, its like the early media spin on those idiotic TEA Party folks.

Must be trying for a theocracy!

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 07, 2020 11:49 AM (NgKpN)

299 I wonder how people would react if three black guys in a truck came after one white guy in a jogging suit on the road, and shot him.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 07, 2020 11:42 AM (V2Yro)

they would probably look at the facts

and not go running down the road, shouting " Trayvon was hunted down like a dog" or "HANDS UP, DON'T SHOOT"

what do you think ?

Posted by: REDACTED at May 07, 2020 11:50 AM (tQbpU)

300 Testing, tracking - well, we'll need a national database that can cross reference your identification with your state and your DNA profile!



Testing for what, tracking what.

Oh, and "Ihre Reiseberechtigungen bitte"

Uh huh.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 07, 2020 11:50 AM (2mteh)

301 5G is asshoe

Posted by: Wi Tu Lo and Sum Ting Wong at May 07, 2020 11:50 AM (EgshT)

302 248 Steak fry in Vietnam, 1970. Consume steak, drink, maybe, 18 cans of beer. Fall asleep on top of bunker. Both sides of your family came over on the boat from Finland. Yeah, we're talking sunburn.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 07, 2020 11:50 AM (C1Lsn)

303 I wonder how people would react if three black guys in a truck came after one white guy in a jogging suit on the road, and shot him.

--------

Nearly this exact thing happened in OK:

https://tinyurl.com/ydg4477d

Shooter got life, accomplices got 10 and 12 years. They probably all should've gotten the needle, but juveniles.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 07, 2020 11:50 AM (EQRLd)

304 Let's keep an open mind on the harmlessness of our daily doses of radiation.

"Everyone has been working under the sun exposed for all their lives, its obvious that the sun does no harm!"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:50 AM (KZzsI)

305 Mike Gallagher Radio head is wetting his panties cause DJT's personal valet has tested + for peking pox. Shoot the valet and and Gallagher and keep moving.
Posted by: azalea city, free citizen at May 07, 2020 11:48 AM (WX+x0)

Gallagher is a NeverTrumper? Haven't heard him in years.
Thought he was dead.

Posted by: JoeF. at May 07, 2020 11:50 AM (CqE5x)

306 Some of the stuff that is in that alleged report: "For example, the report suggested restaurants and bars should install sneeze guards at cash registers and avoid having buffets, salad bars and drink stations. Similar tips appear on the CDC's site and a Food and Drug Administration page. OK so what's the problem ?? Oh here it is : "report also said that as restaurants start seating diners again, they should space tables at least 6 feet apart and try to use phone app technology to alert a patron when their table is ready to avoid touching and use of "buzzers."

Posted by: runner at May 07, 2020 11:50 AM (zr5Kq)

307 What difference is there in the action of Andrew Cuomo ordering elderly and infirm persons into nursing homes when they've tested positive for Covid-19 and "good Germans" herding Jews and other "undesirables" into concentration camps?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars

Resettlement in the east wing.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 07, 2020 11:50 AM (+y/Ru)

308 Let's micromanage America to death.

Posted by: runner at May 07, 2020 11:51 AM (zr5Kq)

309 and not go running down the road, shouting " Trayvon was hunted down like a dog" or "HANDS UP, DON'T SHOOT"

what do you think ?
Posted by: REDACTED at May 07, 2020 11:50 AM (tQbpU)

Wait till all the major protest areas discover they can't protest because of lock downs and 'no gatherings' orders. Weee haaaaa.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 07, 2020 11:51 AM (2mteh)

310
The Left has never cared about the lives of *anyone* except terrorists and convicted murderers.





The commie cocksuckers don't care about their lives either. But they DO find them useful, so they coddle them.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 07, 2020 11:51 AM (EGyGV)

311 297 electro magnetic radiation in the form of TV and radio has been flowing through our bodies all our lives. I think we'll be okay.

Heh.
Posted by: The Entire Host of RF-Emitting Bodies in Space at May 07, 2020 11:49 AM (OMsf+)

Yeah, I researched the whole Power line cancer cluster thing.

Could find no real conclusive evidence, BUT,

I'll never buy a house near a High Power Transmission line.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 07, 2020 11:51 AM (NgKpN)

312 I remember when SPF10 sunblock was the best you could get.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 07, 2020 11:45 AM (CAJOC)

And it wasn't waterproof. As soon as you went swimming, you were screwed.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 07, 2020 11:51 AM (Ez6QX)

313 This sounds crazy, but the overreach by the government of California will backdoor in a sideways fashion...gun control.
---

Not crazy at all.
1) Commies in California start to disappear people after deeming them to "test positive" for coronavirus.

2) Americans in California see through the obvious lie and gun down government agents that come to claim them or their relatives.

3)Pelosi introduces bipartisan bill to protect "health care workers" banning guns.

Posted by: Methos at May 07, 2020 11:52 AM (kOpft)

314 "report also said that as restaurants start seating diners again, they should space tables at least 6 feet apart and try to use phone app technology to alert a patron when their table is ready to avoid touching and use of "buzzers."

That's retarded, sir. Buzzers can easily be Lysol'd between patrons. You don't know where people's phones have been.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 07, 2020 11:52 AM (ZGrMX)

315 Between "placebo effect" and "just got better anyway," one can never really say the remedy -worked.- Seemed to cure my horrible poison ivy reactions. Or maybe I just grew inoculated from heavy vine-pulling.

At least, the little sugar pills beat the expense *and* the risks of just about any pharmaceutical. Or this antibiotic I'm on right now.

Posted by: mindful webworker


Nothing beats Zanfel for Poison Ivy. And I have tried everything from lye soap to steroid injections.
And everything in-between.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 07, 2020 11:52 AM (W4LFA)

316 *strums ukelele*

*sings in falsetto*

Tiptoe by the tower
With the power, that radiates 5G
Come mutate by the tower with me

Knee deep in COVID-19
We'll not give a thought to our genes
And if we make love and a baby with three eyeballs
Will you pardon me?
And tiptoe by the tower with me




Posted by: naturalfake at May 07, 2020 11:49 AM



***

Bwahahaha!!!
I actually walked past Tiny Tim at the Seattle airport once. He was really...odd...and the dirtiest hair I had ever seen on anyone. Skank-level dirty.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 07, 2020 11:52 AM (axyOa)

317 SCOTUS toilet flush

Posted by: Yo! at May 07, 2020 11:52 AM (q2fym)

318 Mark Cuban

Yet another billionaire commie megalomaniac.

Posted by: Wi Tu Lo and Sum Ting Wong at May 07, 2020 11:52 AM (EgshT)

319 and try to use phone app technology to alert a patron when their table is ready to avoid touching and use of "buzzers."
Posted by: runner at May 07, 2020 11:50 AM (zr5Kq)
++++++++++++++
How about the old standard of the hostess coming out and shouting, "JOE, party of 4!"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 11:52 AM (hYcqw)

320 Testing testing testing.

Ask those polled who say more testing when they were tested. And if they were not, do they plan for a test within 48 hours.

And if not, why not?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 07, 2020 11:52 AM (+fPHo)

321 "They once let you X-ray your own feet in shoe stores.
Let's keep an open mind on the harmlessness of our daily doses of radiation."

Ionization is well understood and RF is not ionizing. The only danger from really strong RF fields is heat or electrocution. And fields that strong are not exactly common.

Posted by: Chris M at May 07, 2020 11:52 AM (eAZVt)

322 24 I think people overstate it but I do strongly believe that in coming years we're going to find out that living in this soup of radiation is bad for people, like we found out breathing coal smoke and smoking were bad for people after a while.

Its not crazy to say "hey, maybe constantly being bombarded with radio waves and signals from towers all around us all day might not be a good thing" Every year we add more and higher energy sources and to this constant exposure.

Doesn't mean it causes Wuhan Flu and that high tension powerline isn't giving you cancer, but maybe not so great, either.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:09 AM (KZzsI)


Geez. You've had way too much time sitting around and thinking. Get a hobby or something.

Posted by: Sooner at May 07, 2020 11:53 AM (Fs5vw)

323 point mainly to long term exposure; not passing exposure.


I think Muldoon posted something to that affect that came from...CDC ?
Posted by: runner

*********

I posted generic "information" from the CDC website, not results of a particular study. I took it more as conventional wisdom (and likely true) about contagiousness needing prolonged (more than cursory) contact. 'Prolonged' was not defined. Probably a risk gradient related to increasing length of exposure.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 07, 2020 11:53 AM (Fc5rx)

324 308 Let's micromanage America to death.
Posted by: runner at May 07, 2020 11:51 AM (zr5Kq)

This whole shit show has been about the citizens are not smart enough to take care of themselves.

Just the opposite of what the Constitution was written to embrace.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 07, 2020 11:53 AM (NgKpN)

325 299 I wonder how people would react if three black guys in a truck came after one white guy in a jogging suit on the road, and shot him.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 07, 2020 11:42 AM (V2Yro


like that doesn't happen. a lot.

Posted by: x at May 07, 2020 11:53 AM (nFwvY)

326 311

Yeah, I researched the whole Power line cancer cluster thing.

Could find no real conclusive evidence, BUT,

I'll never buy a house near a High Power Transmission line.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 07, 2020 11:51 AM (NgKpN)

Who the hell wants to look at a cell tower in the back yard every day?

Posted by: tubal at May 07, 2020 11:53 AM (bCLt0)

327 278 I remember when SPF10 sunblock was the best you could get.

I think I read somewhere that anything past 20 is just expense for no purpose.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:46 AM (KZzsI)

---------------------------------

I read 30, but yeah, higher SPFs seem to be pretty worthless. Apparently, the highest available is SPF110.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 07, 2020 11:53 AM (CAJOC)

328 I wonder how people would react if three black guys in a truck came after one white guy in a jogging suit on the road, and shot him. >>>!

I'd give them their day in court.

Did you know there was almost a mirror of the Zimmerman case in Western NY that occurred prior except the races was reversed?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 07, 2020 11:53 AM (2DOZq)

329 That's retarded, sir. Buzzers can easily be Lysol'd between patrons. You don't know where people's phones have been.
Posted by: Ian S. at May 07, 2020 11:52 AM (ZGrMX)


COme to think of it, you don't know where anything has been. Including your medium-raw steak. Washing hands is key.

Posted by: runner at May 07, 2020 11:53 AM (zr5Kq)

330 277 Trump has a CEILING of 45 approval, with no upper limit to disapproval. Serious you guys! ~poll troll 2016.
Posted by: BourbonChicken with a Face Colander at May 07, 2020 11:46 AM (LxTcq)

The smart people will give us a more accurate picture soon

they have been busy with forecasting the ChiFlu deaths

same people, same formulas

Posted by: REDACTED at May 07, 2020 11:53 AM (tQbpU)

331 I wonder how people would react if three black guys in a truck came after one white guy in a jogging suit on the road, and shot him.

In Baltimore we call that "Tuesday".

Posted by: Ian S. at May 07, 2020 11:54 AM (ZGrMX)

332 Boobs?

Posted by: Yo! at May 07, 2020 11:54 AM (q2fym)

333 Mark Cuban

Yet another billionaire commie megalomaniac.


Posted by: Wi Tu Lo and Sum Ting Wong at May 07, 2020 11:52 AM

but way dumber and inept. I wont cast aspersions but he is a lot like John Gotti. He has to be in the news, he has to be on tv. He is nothing like a Buffett or Munger. He got lucky on one pick and screwed the people he sold to. The rest is just relishing the moment.

Posted by: Quint at May 07, 2020 11:54 AM (hHxp2)

334 This whole shit show has been about the citizens are not smart enough to take care of themselves.

Just the opposite of what the Constitution was written to embrace.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 07, 2020 11:53 AM (NgKpN)

I know.

Posted by: runner at May 07, 2020 11:54 AM (zr5Kq)

335 YD, I didn't know your baby was back in the hospital. I'm very sorry to hear that. I hope and pray her issues get resolved soon.

Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2020 11:54 AM (/669Q)

336
Does Joe think all cars and planes should be banned if one life is lost due to a crash?
Posted by: Ha


Live the Amish lifestyle.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 07, 2020 11:54 AM (aKsyK)

337 Wait till all the major protest areas discover they can't protest because of lock downs and 'no gatherings' orders. Weee haaaaa.

"Protests of this nature are essential to the community and all guidelines and fines are waived"
--Governor Tyrant VonKaren

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:55 AM (KZzsI)

338 How about the old standard of the hostess coming out and shouting, "JOE, party of 4!"
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 11:52 AM (hYcqw)


U go now !

Posted by: runner at May 07, 2020 11:55 AM (zr5Kq)

339 They don't just want to know your every move. They want to know who all your associates are.

In case you decide to get uppity and run for office, they already know exactly who to watch, target and imprison without having to first mildly inconvenience some corrupt anonymous judge to grant a FISA warrant.

Remember they said in private email they can never let someone like Trump rise again...

Posted by: ... at May 07, 2020 11:55 AM (uEbPt)

340 What I cannot forgive is that they are refusing to open back up with the new information we now have. The CDC could save face by saying the WHO misled them but now our own antibody testing shows the lung rot is not that bad except for the elderly so here are the new guidelines. But so far they refuse to so much as admit they were misled. Anybody can make a mistake but narcissist jerks who double down and insist it was not a mistake will be the end of our great nation.

===
Can't make anyone in the club look bad. You never know when you'll need them down the road to help cover up your own fuckup

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at May 07, 2020 11:55 AM (d6mdH)

341 Could find no real conclusive evidence, BUT,

I'll never buy a house near a High Power Transmission line.


That's a good idea anyway, otherwise you're one good wind away from having 230,000 volts drop on you.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 07, 2020 11:55 AM (ZGrMX)

342 Here's how the arnica cream works. You have muscle pain, put it on and the pain goes away. I don't know of a placebo effect with something used topically but maybe there is one. I just know my husband was surprised at how well it worked, the first time he tried it. the best thing about homeopathy is that it's not going to cause any side effects. if it works, great. If you don't want to take it, that's fine.

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 07, 2020 11:55 AM (JKNZq)

343
You don't know where people's phones have been.
Posted by: Ian S. at May 07, 2020 11:52 AM (ZGrMX)







*Wine Mom looks up from her homemade phone sextape*

Huh?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 07, 2020 11:55 AM (EGyGV)

344 brought over from the art thread:

281 @CNN 2 minutes ago

JUST IN: A member of the US Navy who serves as one of President Trump's personal valets has tested positive for coronavirus, raising concerns about the President's possible exposure to the virus.

Posted by: Tami at May 07, 2020 10:58 AM (cF8AT)

Posted by: m at May 07, 2020 11:55 AM (yEr34)

345 >When I was a teenager, we used to slather on baby oil and lie on car hoods. White girls getting as brown as possible in the summer was a real thing. And really stupid.


and to this day the smell of baby oil gives me a
chubby
it's science

Posted by: DB- just DB. at May 07, 2020 11:56 AM (iTXRQ)

346 BOOBS!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 07, 2020 11:56 AM (2mteh)

347 Hey, let's all freak out about Prions this week. Just for a change of pace!!

Posted by: tubal at May 07, 2020 11:56 AM (bCLt0)

348 "report also said that as restaurants start seating diners again, they should space tables at least 6 feet apart and try to use phone app technology to alert a patron when their table is ready to avoid touching and use of "buzzers."


Herding us all to use those 'apps' on our own personal tracking devices, pulling the surveillance net tighter.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 07, 2020 11:56 AM (oVJmc)

349 Who the hell wants to look at a cell tower in the back yard every day?
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And hear it.
Is there a strong case for burying these lines? Would that create real infrastructure projects as part of a stimulus? While freeing up land space for other uses?

Curious what other people think? I get it it would be expensive, but if we are going to spend trillions anyway, this would at least include blue collar jobs and give additional park space.

Posted by: SH at May 07, 2020 11:56 AM (sX1BW)

350 Welp...off to teach the grandkids.
Today is Preposition Day!
And computing the area of triangles and circles.

Extra credit for guessing the correct number of beers grandpa will consume over the next three hours.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 07, 2020 11:56 AM (axyOa)

351
Im so old... I remeber when the hole in the ozone was gonna kill us all.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 07, 2020 11:56 AM (nw6Hr)

352 The CDC could save face by saying the WHO misled them but now our own antibody testing shows the lung rot is not that bad except for the elderly so here are the new guidelines.

The problem is that the CDC is just as full of resistance types as the rest of the government and Trump has basically ceded all authority to them. They have us by the huevos for now.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:56 AM (KZzsI)

353 Clarification on the Texas Supreme Court: They ordered Luther released from prison immediately as emergency relief; they asked for a briefings by Monday and presumably a formal ruling will be issued next week.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 07, 2020 11:56 AM (V2Yro)

354 Who has wine mom sex tape?

Posted by: Yo! at May 07, 2020 11:56 AM (q2fym)

355 The only thing that would satisfy the testing testing testing asshoes, is we all have a smart chip implanted in our necks, like pets except our are smart, have GPS for tracking, can report our temperature, and our antibody status.

How many of the 38 million illegals are up for the chip?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 07, 2020 11:57 AM (+fPHo)

356 It's curious that HCQ only seems to cause problems
in Wuflu patients. Does it cause nausea in Lupus patients? Because they
use it for that as well.


Posted by: notsothoreau at May 07, 2020 11:36 AM (JKNZq)


I have Lupus and was on plaquenil for several years. I didn't have any side effects from it other than I had to see my eye doctor more frequently.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 07, 2020 11:57 AM (lwiT4)

357 however, it does seem the victim ran around the passenger side and as soon as he cleared the truck, he moved rapidly towards the shooter. ...
Posted by: REDACTED at May 07, 2020 11:38 AM


I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that the best counter to an attack is to run towards a shooter and run away from a knife.

Posted by: Chuck C at May 07, 2020 11:57 AM (r6GXX)

358 332 Boobs?
Posted by: Yo! at May 07, 2020 11:54 AM (q2fym)

there's a boob shortage? OMG!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 07, 2020 11:57 AM (2mteh)

359 My kids can endure working from home, but these googlemeets with the teachers suck. Either open school or just assign work to be put on a school web program. This 20 minute daily "meet" blows

Posted by: CN at May 07, 2020 11:57 AM (ONvIw)

360 JUST IN: A member of the US Navy who serves as one of President Trump's personal valets has tested positive for coronavirus, raising concerns about the President's possible exposure to the virus.

Isn't this like the 3rd breathless "Drumph has the virus and has to take it seriously now" story? First it was CPAC, then it was someone on Pence's staff.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 07, 2020 11:57 AM (ZGrMX)

361 brought over from the art thread:



281 @CNN 2 minutes ago



JUST IN: A member of the US Navy who serves as one of President
Trump's personal valets has tested positive for coronavirus, raising
concerns about the President's possible exposure to the virus.



Posted by: Tami at May 07, 2020 10:58 AM (cF8AT)


Posted by: m at May 07, 2020 11:55 AM

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According to the article Trump has tested negative again.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 07, 2020 11:57 AM (JUOKG)

362 What difference is there in the action of Andrew Cuomo ordering elderly and infirm persons into nursing homes when they've tested positive for Covid-19 and "good Germans" herding Jews and other "undesirables" into concentration camps?

Posted by:Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars



Well, to be fair....it is perfectly in character for the Party of Abortion to perform retroactive abortions of the Most Vulnerable of Humans at the other end of the spectrum.

Bonus! It's not as messy!

Posted by: naturalfake at May 07, 2020 11:57 AM (z0XD8)

363
281 @CNN 2 minutes ago

JUST IN: A member of the US Navy who serves as one of President Trump's personal valets has tested positive for coronavirus, raising concerns about the President's possible exposure to the virus.


I think XiNN's 'concerns' are more 'gleeful hopes.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 07, 2020 11:57 AM (oVJmc)

364 Mindful webworker, great photoshop pic!

Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2020 11:57 AM (/669Q)

365 I explained this to someone not long ago, the RF output power was much higher decades ago when radio and TV stations were broadcasting using older technology. As technology got better they were able to reduced the RF broadcast, not increase them.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 07, 2020 11:57 AM (+0AKE)

366 I posted generic "information" from the CDC website, not results of a particular study. I took it more as conventional wisdom (and likely true) about contagiousness needing prolonged (more than cursory) contact. 'Prolonged' was not defined. Probably a risk gradient related to increasing length of exposure.
Posted by: Muldoon at May 07, 2020 11:53 AM (Fc5rx)


"Prolonged exposure" stuck in my mind. How that disappeared as we got further into containment strategies.

Posted by: runner at May 07, 2020 11:57 AM (zr5Kq)

367 When I was a teenager, we used to slather on baby
oil and lie on car hoods. White girls getting as brown as possible in
the summer was a real thing. And really stupid.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 07, 2020 11:43 AM (fpTcW)

Growing up the hot neighbor girl used to do that, rowrrr. She was 5 yrs older, all state basketball guard, 6'1" and was a dead ringer for Erin Gray.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 07, 2020 11:58 AM (k/TB6)

368 There was a video from a NY doctor working with Wuflu patients. he said it took 15 minutes of prolonged contact to catch it. He was really relieved because he said that he now knew how to prevent catching it.

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 07, 2020 11:58 AM (JKNZq)

369 Who the hell wants to look at a cell tower in the back yard every day?

Is there a strong case for burying these lines? Would that create real infrastructure projects as part of a stimulus? While freeing up land space for other uses?

---


Ummm..... wireless??

Posted by: fixerupper at May 07, 2020 11:58 AM (nw6Hr)

370 281 @CNN 2 minutes ago

JUST IN: A member of the US Navy who serves as one of President Trump's personal valets has tested positive for coronavirus, raising concerns about the President's possible exposure to the virus.

Posted by: Tami at May 07, 2020 10:58 AM (cF8AT)
Posted by: m at May 07, 2020 11:55 AM (yEr34)

you lost me at "CNN"

Posted by: REDACTED at May 07, 2020 11:58 AM (tQbpU)

371 MADCOW Disease!

(Not to be confused with Rachel Maddow)

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 07, 2020 11:58 AM (2mteh)

372
I'll never buy a house near a High Power Transmission line.
Posted by: Romeo13

Me neither. Not that I have anything to base that on, but I did see the Belushi/Ackroyd movie Neighbors as a teen and it affected me more than it should've for being such a forgettable bad movie.

Posted by: Biergood at May 07, 2020 11:58 AM (FQWHA)

373 I remember when SPF10 sunblock was the best you could get.

I think I read somewhere that anything past 20 is just expense for no purpose.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:46 AM (KZzsI)

---------------------------------

I read 30, but yeah, higher SPFs seem to be pretty worthless. Apparently, the highest available is SPF110.
Posted by: No One of Consequence



The old surfer movies "white nose from zinc oxide" trick.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 07, 2020 11:58 AM (W4LFA)

374 I doubt it is a sex tape
That is so 90 s

Sex file is more accurate

Was wine mom a thing in 90 s?

Posted by: Yo! at May 07, 2020 11:58 AM (q2fym)

375 Clarification on the Texas Supreme Court: They
ordered Luther released from prison immediately as emergency relief;
they asked for a briefings by Monday and presumably a formal ruling will
be issued next week.

Posted by: Tom Servo

-----

Benefits of an elected supreme court. They smartly saw the political winds on this one and jumped at it.

Posted by: SH at May 07, 2020 11:58 AM (sX1BW)

376 Curious what other people think? I get it it would be expensive, but if we are going to spend trillions anyway, this would at least include blue collar jobs and give additional park space.

Yeah I wish they'd build conduits and bury all the power lines, phone lines, etc. But yes it would cost trillions to do. Would it be a good idea and much more attractive? Definitely. Is it worth doubling the national debt? Not really.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:58 AM (KZzsI)

377 "Remember they said in private email they can never let someone like Trump rise again..."

This is the quote I recall:

"Barak is just not gonna let you go back to the way your life was before."

Posted by: navybrat, hot house orchid at May 07, 2020 11:58 AM (w7KSn)

378 Also, people were already broadcasting on the 5G frequencies. TV stations had to do a realignment a few years ago to free up 5G for communications.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 07, 2020 11:58 AM (+0AKE)

379 Sounds as if Texas asshoe judge is going to fight fight fight that he was right right right and never ever ever apologize or reverse or any damn thing.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 07, 2020 11:59 AM (+fPHo)

380 The CDC could save face by saying the WHO misled them but now our own
antibody testing shows the lung rot is not that bad except for the
elderly so here are the new guidelines.***
And they won't get fooled again.

Posted by: Old Dude at May 07, 2020 11:59 AM (LGXGf)

381 I read 30, but yeah, higher SPFs seem to be pretty worthless. Apparently, the highest available is SPF110.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 07, 2020 11:53 AM (CAJOC)


Isn't SPF110 called a Burka?

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 07, 2020 11:59 AM (olsDL)

382 Cuban came up with the idea of carrying radio broadcasts of basketball games on the internet and used the windfall to become a professional jock sniffer.

not exactly Elon Musk level stuff.

Posted by: x at May 07, 2020 11:59 AM (nFwvY)

383 It isn't amplitude that damages, its frequency.

Posted by: Guy from the Hamburger Train at May 07, 2020 11:59 AM (EA1BR)

384 A member of the US Navy who serves as one of President Trump's personal
valets has tested positive for coronavirus, raising concerns about the
President's possible exposure to the virus.


Ask yourself this - what are the odds of that happening?

Posted by: Wi Tu Lo and Sum Ting Wong at May 07, 2020 11:59 AM (EgshT)

385
"They once let you X-ray your own feet in shoe stores.
Let's keep an open mind on the harmlessness of our daily doses of radiation."


Did a lot of people get foot cancer?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 07, 2020 11:59 AM (aKsyK)

386 Saying to get back to 'normal' we have to test, then track all cases nationwide, with contact tracking as well.
-----
Yeah. An army of Karens documenting a spiderweb of interaction for 330 million people.

What could POSSIBLY go wrong.
Posted by: fixerupper at May 07, 2020 11:40 AM (nw6Hr)
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Not an army of Karens. An army of DMV type state employees.

Posted by: BluesFish at May 07, 2020 11:59 AM (ucB+D)

387 Herding us all to use those 'apps' on our own personal tracking devices, pulling the surveillance net tighter.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 07, 2020 11:56 AM (oVJmc)

someone commented that in the book 1984 they imagined screens that big brother would use to look at us. They never even dreamed that we would carry the screens around by choice.

Posted by: Quint at May 07, 2020 11:59 AM (hHxp2)

388 JUST IN: A member of the US Navy who serves as one of President Trump's personal valets has tested positive for coronavirus, raising concerns about the President's possible exposure to the virus.

I think XiNN's 'concerns' are more 'gleeful hopes.'
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 07, 2020 11:57 AM (oVJmc)

I'd be willing to bet money that even though he had a positive test, he'll never show any symptoms.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 07, 2020 11:59 AM (V2Yro)

389 I explained this to someone not long ago, the RF output power was much higher decades ago when radio and TV stations were broadcasting using older technology. As technology got better they were able to reduced the RF broadcast, not increase them.

Yeah, in the 1930s in Cleveland they had an AM station cranking out 500,000 watts at the transmitter. People were having random pieces of silverware start speaking and crazy things like that.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 07, 2020 11:59 AM (ZGrMX)

390 The Left has never cared about the lives of *anyone* except terrorists and convicted murderers.
----------------------


The commie cocksuckers don't care about their lives either. But they DO find them useful, so they coddle them.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 07, 2020 11:51 AM (EGyGV)

I know that but I didn't want to step on my own point!

Posted by: ... at May 07, 2020 12:00 PM (uEbPt)

391 "Barak is just not gonna let you go back to the way your life was before."
Posted by: navybrat, hot house orchid at May 07, 2020 11:58 AM (w7KSn)

----

"you will be made to care"


From the same speech.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 07, 2020 12:00 PM (nw6Hr)

392 "Everyone has been working under the sun exposed for all their lives, its obvious that the sun does no harm!"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:50 AM (KZzsI)

The Solar constant is 1360 watts per square meter. At latitude 45, it might be about half that, say 700 W/m2. That's still a fuckton of energy compared to any stray RF you are likely to encounter.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 07, 2020 12:00 PM (LZcDP)

393 Who the hell wants to look at a cell tower in the back yard every day?




Um, if the land use space rental is enough to pay for the property tax on the pasture, I will.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 07, 2020 12:00 PM (W4LFA)

394 How conservative is the TX supreme court?

Posted by: Ha at May 07, 2020 12:01 PM (4Q1w7)

395 People were having random pieces of silverware start speaking and crazy things like that.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 07, 2020 11:59 AM (ZGrMX)

I talk to my silverware all the time, bub. CornFork and KnifePop say "Vote For Joe"!

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 07, 2020 12:01 PM (uEbPt)

396 not exactly Elon Musk level stuff.

No, Musk is exactly as much of a charlatan as Cuban, but with better publicity.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 07, 2020 12:01 PM (ZGrMX)

397 btw, my phone is off. It is off 80 percent of the time. If it is off, no one tracks me, no one gets a ping from me when I travel. It is not surreptitious. It is the norm, if I had it on all the time, that would be unusual.

Posted by: Quint at May 07, 2020 12:01 PM (hHxp2)

398 Here's the video from the NY doctor:

https://tinyurl.com/uxgs2qo

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 07, 2020 12:01 PM (JKNZq)

399 384 A member of the US Navy who serves as one of President Trump's personal valets has tested positive for coronavirus, raising concerns about the President's possible exposure to the virus.

Ask yourself this - what are the odds of that happening?
Posted by: Wi Tu Lo and Sum Ting Wong at May 07, 2020 11:59 AM (EgshT)

I think the odds are VERY high that, as we start trying to test EVERYONE, we are going to find a HUGE number of people who test positive but who never show any symptoms at all. ESPECIALLY in those under age 40.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 07, 2020 12:01 PM (V2Yro)

400 It isn't amplitude that damages, its frequency.
Posted by: Guy from the Hamburger Train


What's the frequency, Francis?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 07, 2020 12:01 PM (W4LFA)

401 What difference is there in the action of Andrew Cuomo ordering elderly and infirm persons into nursing homes when they've tested positive for Covid-19 and "good Germans" herding Jews and other "undesirables" into concentration camps?

Posted by:Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars



I would be curious, given the anti-Jew nature of today's Democrat Party, of -

What percentage of the Old Folk homes where Cuomo dumped Sick COVID-19 patients,

were, in fact, Old Age Homes for Jewish folk?


I'm willing to bet it's a much higher percentage than their population percentage in the state of NY>


Posted by: naturalfake at May 07, 2020 12:02 PM (z0XD8)

402 "Remember they said in private email they can never let someone like Trump rise again..."



This is the quote I recall:



"Barak is just not gonna let you go back to the way your life was before."

Posted by: navybrat, hot house orchid at May 07, 2020 11:58 AM (w7KSn)

--------------------------
I always remember that one too. Bastards.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 07, 2020 12:02 PM (uEbPt)

403 "Everyone has been working under the sun exposed for all their lives, its obvious that the sun does no harm!"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:50 AM (KZzsI)

Nutty amounts of sun is no good, I remember the people baking to an unnatural brown every summer. A lot of them have had skin cancers. It's a question of moderation, and NO sun is not moderate.

Posted by: CN at May 07, 2020 12:02 PM (ONvIw)

404 Curious what other people think? I get it it would be expensive, but
if we are going to spend trillions anyway, this would at least include
blue collar jobs and give additional park space.



Yeah I wish they'd build conduits and bury all the power lines,
phone lines, etc. But yes it would cost trillions to do. Would it be a
good idea and much more attractive? Definitely. Is it worth doubling
the national debt? Not really.
---------------

That is usually where I am. But hey if we are going to spend trillions, might as well have them go to something useful. But is this really useful, or are their downsides to such a plan (other than costs) that I have not fully considered.

Posted by: SH at May 07, 2020 12:02 PM (sX1BW)

405 397 btw, my phone is off. It is off 80 percent of the time. If it is off, no one tracks me, no one gets a ping from me when I travel. It is not surreptitious. It is the norm, if I had it on all the time, that would be unusual.


I keep mine on airplane mode

Posted by: BlackOrchidInCaptivity at May 07, 2020 12:02 PM (j9HX3)

406 394 How conservative is the TX supreme court?
Posted by: Ha at May 07, 2020 12:01 PM (4Q1w7)

There is not a single Democrat on it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 07, 2020 12:02 PM (V2Yro)

407 Who the hell wants to look at a cell tower in the back yard every day?
Posted by: tubal at May 07, 2020 11:53 AM (bCLt0)

Anyone who actually wants 5-G

Go look at the effective range of those towers.

Its in the hundreds of yards range, and almost anything will block the signal.

Higher the Freq, the more line of sight you need between antennas.

You know the irritating thing that happens when you are on a call moving around and it sometimes cuts out? That will be endemic with 5G.

Only way around that is multiple Antennas covering each area, which drives up cost.

Now, 5G antennas ARE small. Cold easily be place on Lamposts or existing Telephone poles vice a separate tower.

But they will be a whole butt load of them for effective coverage (and all have to have a fiber drop as well).

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 07, 2020 12:02 PM (NgKpN)

408 379 Sounds as if Texas asshoe judge is going to fight fight fight that he was right right right and never ever ever apologize or reverse or any damn thing.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 07, 2020 11:59 AM (+fPHo)
Our judges are elected - Judge Moye is a Dallas County Judge - usually that means Democrat, in his case, that's what he is. One of his compadres, his photo proves he's a true walking penis, issued an order for masks in Dallas County, essentially as this thing is sorta winding down.
Also a Democrat.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 07, 2020 12:02 PM (2mteh)

409 A word of caution: the credibility of those in authority is one of the things they are responsible to maintain. If people lack trust in institutions, some portion of the blame must fall on those institutions for undermining their own credibility. Cell towers causing health problems, anti-vaccination beliefs, and even the flat-earthers are symptoms of growing disenchantment with various authorities. It is not an issue of smart or dumb (remember that many self-identified 'smart' people are socialists) but rather "how many untruths can we hear before we do not believe anything they say?"
Of course they are wrong about cell towers, but ponder why they think that.

Posted by: OldFan at May 07, 2020 12:03 PM (x54bX)

410 The CDC could save face by saying the WHO misled them but now our own antibody testing shows the lung rot is not that bad except for the elderly so here are the new guidelines.
-----------------------------------
The problem is that the CDC is just as full of resistance types as the rest of the government and Trump has basically ceded all authority to them. They have us by the huevos for now.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:56 AM (KZzsI)


I'm operating from the perspective there's something they're not telling us, presumably having to do with the origin of the virus, and possibly some specific traits it has that are not necessarily obvious to the rest of us. Including doctors treating patients.

This business about trying to limit access to the malaria treating drugs, it seems too fishy, and too simple to just be "they don't want people getting better."

Posted by: BurtTC at May 07, 2020 12:03 PM (hku12)

411 The Solar constant is 1360 watts per square meter. At latitude 45, it might be about half that, say 700 W/m2.

Right, but my point was to respond to the "we have lots of people living under very recent increases of radiation, and everything is fine!" comment, as if that negates the possibility of later finding out long term is dangerous.

Billions of people were convinced being in the sun was incredibly healthy and a tan was the best possible thing for decades. That doesn't somehow mean it is, or we have had conclusive testing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 12:03 PM (KZzsI)

412 Oh and...

"We need a civilian security force that is just as strong, just as well funded as the military." -BHO

Then they deleted it from the speech transcript. THAT'S not totally, completely and utterly fucked up or anything!

Posted by: ... at May 07, 2020 12:03 PM (uEbPt)

413 Maaaybeee they were burning the towers because the 5G is apparently linked to Chinese spying.



I think I heard about 5G here at the HQ, so take it for what it's worth.

Posted by: Emmie at May 07, 2020 11:38 AM


I don't know if that's why they are being burned (although I think it's more an anti-CCP action than a "5G spreads the virus tin foil hat" thing) but this has been a huge issue for quite some time. The Chinese insert spying tech into virtually everything electronic that connects to the internet that is manufactured there. It's not just the 5G tech, which hoovers up everyone's data like it was the NSA, but things like home surveillance cameras, hobbyist drones, etc.

Posted by: The Entire Host of RF-Emitting Bodies in Space at May 07, 2020 12:03 PM (OMsf+)

414 Anyone think Biden has the Rona?

Posted by: MJ at May 07, 2020 12:03 PM (gAMkn)

415 Off Celestial bodies sock.

Posted by: Bert G at May 07, 2020 12:03 PM (OMsf+)

416 I remember the foot x-ray machines. I was very young, so likely mid 1950s. It was interesting to see the bones in your foot. No foot cancers though.

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 07, 2020 12:04 PM (JKNZq)

417 There is not a single Democrat on it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 07, 2020 12:02 PM (V2Yro

Excellent!

Just like FL.

Posted by: Ha at May 07, 2020 12:04 PM (4Q1w7)

418 This wuflu bullshit needs to end. Fuck Fauci and his stupid vaccine.

Posted by: CN at May 07, 2020 12:04 PM (ONvIw)

419 When limericks are banned, only bands will have limericks.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 07, 2020 12:04 PM (+y/Ru)

420 How conservative is the TX supreme court?

Posted by: Ha at May 07, 2020 12:01 PM (4Q1w7)



There is not a single Democrat on it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 07, 2020 12:02 PM (V2Yro)

Doesn't tell me much but it's a start.

Posted by: ... at May 07, 2020 12:04 PM (uEbPt)

421 How conservative is the TX supreme court?

Posted by: Ha at May 07, 2020 12:01 PM (4Q1w7)



There is not a single Democrat on it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 07, 2020 12:02 PM (V2Yro)



I keep checking every 7 minutes to see if the WI SC has handed down their ruling yet. I already called my hairdresser for an appointment just in case we get sprung.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 07, 2020 12:04 PM (lwiT4)

422 A member of the US Navy who serves as one of
President Trump's personal valets has tested positive for coronavirus,
raising concerns about the President's possible exposure to the virus.



Ask yourself this - what are the odds of that happening?

Posted by: Wi Tu Lo and Sum Ting Wong at May 07, 2020 11:59 AM (EgshT)



I think the odds are VERY high that, as we start trying to test
EVERYONE, we are going to find a HUGE number of people who test positive
but who never show any symptoms at all. ESPECIALLY in those under age
40.


Posted by: Tom Servo at May 07, 2020 12:01 PM

---

The goal of the left is to have everyone in the Country tested and then declare us "safe".

What those idiots don't or won't understand is that you have to test everyone everyday, or hourly if they move around a lot, because they can pick it up on the way out the door from the testing place.


Contact tracing ain't gonna work on this, but then I don't think that is the goal. I suspect the goal is power.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 07, 2020 12:04 PM (JUOKG)

423 Billions of people were convinced being in the sun was incredibly healthy and a tan was the best possible thing for decades. That doesn't somehow mean it is, or we have had conclusive testing.

And it turns out that completely avoiding the Sun is equally harmful. (I'm not saying we need some moderate level of RF, but most things at moderate levels are fine).

Posted by: Ian S. at May 07, 2020 12:04 PM (ZGrMX)

424 They do used buried powerlines in some situations, but overhead are preferred. Problem with buried lines is groundwater. Something shorts and you step in in puddle, you're toast.

Alot less things to short to up in the air.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 07, 2020 12:05 PM (+0AKE)

425 This business about trying to limit access to the malaria treating drugs, it seems too fishy, and too simple to just be "they don't want people getting better."

I think it just comes down to money. There's no money to be made in HCQ regimens. There is in a new vaccine, and they can get control by requiring the vaccine. And I suspect they know full well this crud isn't nearly as bad as initially advertised so they're willing to go for the brass ring.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 12:05 PM (KZzsI)

426 265 Does Joe think all cars and planes should be banned if one life is lost due to a crash?
Posted by: Ha at May 07, 2020 11:45 AM (4Q1w7)


My prediction? It's coming.

Posted by: Sooner at May 07, 2020 12:05 PM (Fs5vw)

427 I've read several documents where they talk about Wuflu causing clotting and destroying red blood cells. Maybe, instead of broadcasting all the stupid stuff they do, the news could spend a little time talking about some of these studies. It seems that the doctors in Detroit haven't heard of them.

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 07, 2020 12:06 PM (JKNZq)

428
People look to the news for information and what they get is fear, panic and hysteria.
Witness what's going on now.

=====
The purpose of the 'news' organizations is to make money for the publishers by attracting viewers to sell to the advertisers.

The method is to foment panic and then monetize it.

i.e. Fear Sells Fishwrap.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at May 07, 2020 12:06 PM (d6mdH)

429 Curious what other people think? I get it it would be expensive, but if we are going to spend trillions anyway, this would at least include blue collar jobs and give additional park space.
Posted by: SH at May 07, 2020 11:56 AM (sX1BW)

You could bury a high-voltage DC line, but it would be hellishly expensive. But a 3-phase AC line, the most common kind? No, because inductive losses to the ground would be unacceptably high.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 07, 2020 12:06 PM (LZcDP)

430 I just want to know, the California Karen Army -

Union?

With one week of employment required to vest in the pension/retirement plan?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 07, 2020 12:06 PM (2mteh)

431 313 This sounds crazy, but the overreach by the government of California will backdoor in a sideways fashion...gun control.


Of course. It's all of a piece. Everything the Left does is integral to their larger project of power and control.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 07, 2020 12:06 PM (H8QX8)

432 On The Five Assclown Juan introduced the Judge Moye-Luther exchange by saying that the Judge "gave her an out to say she was sorry and pay a fine but she insisted, etc."
Yes Juan, I'm giving you an out. Get your shine box.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at May 07, 2020 12:06 PM (SqopC)

433 If life is so precious, why do we let babies die on the table? Why do we stick scissors in their heads?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 07, 2020 12:06 PM (lwiT4)

434 And it turns out that completely avoiding the Sun is equally harmful. (I'm not saying we need some moderate level of RF, but most things at moderate levels are fine).

I agree. But what's moderate? And is holding that phone so close all day messing with it actually moderate? There's a lot here we don't know, and just dismissing concerns entirely because some people are kooks about it is foolish.

Vaccines are in the same boat: saying we should ban vaccines or that they are all horrible autism machines is idiotic and insane. But at the same time, forcing every kid to get 87 shots to go to school is just as crazy.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 12:06 PM (KZzsI)

435
Nutty amounts of sun is no good, I remember the people baking to an unnatural brown every summer. A lot of them have had skin cancers. It's a question of moderation, and NO sun is not moderate.
Posted by: CN at May 07, 2020 12:02 PM (ONvIw)

I'll be the test case for "most of the damage is done by age 18". When I was young I lived in Phoenix and got burned ridiculously all the time. (i remember one where my skin felt like butcher paper for 3 days) But, after my 20's I have decided not to let that happen and have been careful to cover up and protect my skin from that. We'll see if I ever develop anything.

Of course, with care they can be dealt with. My mother still lives in the Phoenx-Scottsdale area and is in her 80's, it seems every year for the last few years she's had to go in and have one or two dark skin spots removed, everyone old with light skin there does. but it's outpatient surgery, in and out in a couple hours, not very complicated.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 07, 2020 12:06 PM (V2Yro)

436 403 "Everyone has been working under the sun exposed for all their lives, its obvious that the sun does no harm!"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 11:50 AM (KZzsI)

Nutty amounts of sun is no good, I remember the people baking to an unnatural brown every summer. A lot of them have had skin cancers. It's a question of moderation, and NO sun is not moderate.
Posted by: CN at May 07, 2020 12:02 PM (ONvIw)

----------------------------

My dad worked as a lineman for the phone company his whole life. Got really dark in the summer. So dark, in fact, that some folks thought he was black.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 07, 2020 12:06 PM (CAJOC)

437 Does Joe think all cars and planes should be banned if one life is lost due to a crash?

Posted by: Ha at May 07, 2020 11:45 AM (4Q1w7)





My prediction? It's coming.

Posted by: Sooner at May 07, 2020 12:05 PM (Fs5vw)

Well not all planes. They still need a way to get to all the Global Warming Conferences.

Posted by: ... at May 07, 2020 12:07 PM (lmYIz)

438 "Could find no real conclusive evidence, BUT, I'll never buy a house near a High Power Transmission line."

There might be ghosts too!

Posted by: Chris M at May 07, 2020 12:07 PM (eAZVt)

439 5G only travels 20 feet (as far as I understand it). If you put an antenna on a tower it would never reach anyone.

Posted by: Guy from the Hamburger Train at May 07, 2020 12:07 PM (EA1BR)

440 We just generally live longer now, and lots of health issues that used to be non- issues have come up. Longer lives/ more issues. Sort of like old cars, they need lots more maintenance.

Posted by: tubal at May 07, 2020 12:07 PM (bCLt0)

441 Right, but my point was to respond to the "we have
lots of people living under very recent increases of radiation, and
everything is fine!" comment, as if that negates the possibility of
later finding out long term is dangerous.



Billions of people were convinced being in the sun was incredibly
healthy and a tan was the best possible thing for decades. That doesn't
somehow mean it is, or we have had conclusive testing.


Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 12:03 PM

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Again, we have billions of test subjects walking around that have had literally TRILLIONS of hours of exposure with no ill effects.

You are arguing from a "negative proof" stance.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 07, 2020 12:07 PM (JUOKG)

442 Our judges are elected - Judge Moye is a Dallas County Judge - usually that means Democrat, in his case, that's what he is. One of his compadres, his photo proves he's a true walking penis, issued an order for masks in Dallas County, essentially as this thing is sorta winding down.
Also a Democrat.
Posted by: DamnedYankee


Don't forget Clay "Sieg Heil" Jenkins.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 07, 2020 12:07 PM (W4LFA)

443 The idea that home remedies can't cause side effects is crazy talk. Depends on the remedy and dose and patient. Hell, large doses of some vitamins can have bad effects.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 07, 2020 12:08 PM (H5knJ)

444 They do used buried powerlines in some situations, but overhead are preferred. Problem with buried lines is groundwater. Something shorts and you step in in puddle, you're toast.

Yeah, although I lived in a subdivision in Florida with exclusively underground powerlines and after the hurricanes in '05 we were among the first areas to have power restored. (It helps that our lines came out of the ground and connected to a main circuit that a hospital was on).

Posted by: Ian S. at May 07, 2020 12:08 PM (ZGrMX)

445 I think Trump needs to quit projecting his germophobia onto the rest of us.

Posted by: Sooner at May 07, 2020 12:08 PM (Fs5vw)

446 432 On The Five Assclown Juan introduced the Judge Moye-Luther exchange by saying that the Judge "gave her an out to say she was sorry and pay a fine but she insisted, etc."
Yes Juan, I'm giving you an out. Get your shine box.
Posted by: xnycpeasant at May 07, 2020 12:06 PM (SqopC)

-----------------------------------

Perhaps, those on the Twatter should revive the #ButShePersisted hashtag.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 07, 2020 12:08 PM (CAJOC)

447 The French were testing if nicotine patches would help prevent the virus. I am not promoting it but it was out there. All of a sudden it went dark. They had major data that implied nicotine helped prevent the disease. They went so far as to limit purchases of nicotine patches. This info is at least two weeks old. So far, nothing else has come out.

I wonder if the betters are waiting for the right time to let us all in on what is up. Maybe Faochi has to approve.

Posted by: Quint at May 07, 2020 12:08 PM (hHxp2)

448 By the way if someone really smart and influential can convince people that this shit we're living right now is "their" solution for Global Warming, then belief in it will drop to about 20% and it will become a totally dead issue.

The People have never had a good frame of reference for all the bullshit the Left gets away with spewing daily. We do now. This is life under Socialism. This is the best that it gets. Let's have a conversation about it now.

Posted by: ... at May 07, 2020 12:08 PM (lmYIz)

449 Contact tracing ain't gonna work on this, but then I don't think that is the goal. I suspect the goal is power.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 07, 2020 12:04 PM (JUOKG)
+++++++++++++++
But contact tracing is *extremely* conducive to the panopticon police state they want to build...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 12:09 PM (hYcqw)

450 On The Five Assclown Juan introduced the Judge Moye-Luther exchange by saying that the Judge "gave her an out to say she was sorry and pay a fine but she insisted, etc."
Yes Juan, I'm giving you an out. Get your shine box.
Posted by: xnycpeasant

The out was for her to bend the knee. She was very brave to not do it.

Posted by: Biergood at May 07, 2020 12:09 PM (FQWHA)

451
Don't forget Clay "Sieg Heil" Jenkins.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 07, 2020 12:07 PM (W4LFA)
That was my 'true walking penis' reference. He really needs a new PR photo.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 07, 2020 12:09 PM (2mteh)

452 On The Five Assclown Juan introduced the Judge Moye-Luther exchange by
saying that the Judge "gave her an out to say she was sorry and pay a
fine but she insisted, etc."



Bend the knee.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 07, 2020 12:09 PM (lwiT4)

453 We recently put some underground 13.8kV lines where I work because trucks and forklifts kept hitting the overhead lines. Lucky no one was killed.

But transmission voltages are 345kV or 138kV. You don't even need to touch those, they'll reach out and get you if your within 10 ft.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 07, 2020 12:09 PM (+0AKE)

454 "If it is off, no one tracks me, no one gets a ping from me when I travel."

I think that depends on the phone.

Posted by: navybrat, hot house orchid at May 07, 2020 12:10 PM (w7KSn)

455 5G only travels 20 feet (as far as I understand it). If you put an antenna on a tower it would never reach anyone.

5G is a protocol, not a specific frequency. It can be done on any existing cell phone band, and should reach the same distance as anything else on that frequency and power. They wouldn't be planning to use it to eliminate wired home Internet if it only went 20 feet.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 07, 2020 12:10 PM (ZGrMX)

456 I think Trump needs to quit projecting his germophobia onto the rest of us.

Posted by: Sooner at May 07, 2020 12:08 PM (Fs5vw)

This has nothing to do with his personal fears. He's trying to win an election and doing a damn good job of it. The commies have forced him into yet another political waiting game (it's been the theme of his presidency) and he is playing it like a grand master.

If he loses, this is our life for the foreseeable future. He knows it.

Posted by: ... at May 07, 2020 12:10 PM (lmYIz)

457 Bend the knee.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 07, 2020 12:09 PM


Eff that. Sweep the leg.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 07, 2020 12:10 PM (ejd/p)

458 Homeopathic remedies don't have side effects because there is so little of the active ingredients in them. (which is why some people say they don't work).

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 07, 2020 12:10 PM (JKNZq)

459 433 If life is so precious, why do we let babies die on the table? Why do we stick scissors in their heads?
Posted by: grammie winger at May 07, 2020 12:06 PM (lwiT4)

because we need to guarantee we'll get the vote of the "right to have careless sex without consequences" class.

Posted by: Democrats at May 07, 2020 12:10 PM (2mteh)

460 Maybe Faochi has to approve.


Posted by: Quint at May 07, 2020 12:08 PM (hHxp2)



Fauci needs to be stuffed down a very small hole.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 07, 2020 12:11 PM (lwiT4)

461 >>Let's micromanage America to death.



Challenge accepted!!

Posted by: Bill Democrat governor & Gates, Eric Schmidt at May 07, 2020 12:11 PM (bDqIh)

462 The French were testing if nicotine patches would help prevent the virus. I am not promoting it but it was out there. All of a sudden it went dark. They had major data that implied nicotine helped prevent the disease. They went so far as to limit purchases of nicotine patches. This info is at least two weeks old. So far, nothing else has come out.

I wonder if the betters are waiting for the right time to let us all in on what is up. Maybe Faochi has to approve.
Posted by: Quint at May 07, 2020 12:08 PM (hHxp2)
++++++++++++++++++
If it is true, it will never be discussed publicly. Smoking is the devil and smoking delivers nicotine and nicotine is a poison and also the devil.

The state has been at war with tobacco and smoking for forty straight years. Even if nicotine is a useful treatment, it will never be discussed or used. There is too much tied up in the war on tobacco.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 12:11 PM (hYcqw)

463 A word of caution: the credibility of those in authority is one of the things they are responsible to maintain. If people lack trust in institutions, some portion of the blame must fall on those institutions for undermining their own credibility. Cell towers causing health problems, anti-vaccination beliefs, and even the flat-earthers are symptoms of growing disenchantment with various authorities. It is not an issue of smart or dumb (remember that many self-identified 'smart' people are socialists) but rather "how many untruths can we hear before we do not believe anything they say?"
Of course they are wrong about cell towers, but ponder why they think that.
Posted by: OldFan at May 07, 2020 12:03 PM (x54bX)


Agreed. And it permeates everything. We're going to push ourselves into another dark age, with superstition trumping science, PRECISELY because the high priests of knowledge have abandoned their roles as keepers of truth, and have turned into snarling, small minded, greedy and gluttonous, avaricious, morally bankrupt cretins.

Having an "elite" is not a bad thing. It's pretty much impossible to not have one, but if they lack respect and concern for the "little guy," well... the world has seen over and over and over what happens then.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 07, 2020 12:12 PM (hku12)

464 The idea that home remedies can't cause side effects
is crazy talk. Depends on the remedy and dose and patient. Hell, large
doses of some vitamins can have bad effects.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 07, 2020 12:08 PM (H5knJ)

my whole issue is most of this is bs until they test people to see if they ever had it. They call it antibodes or whatever. Stop amazing us with your brilliance and test to see who has had it and is immune supposedly. Then people could stop freaking out. My guess is many had it in Jan/Feb and are now just marking time for no sound reason.

that is just a guess, i don't even pretend to play a scientist on tv. For the most part I know I am safe and just look at this as a weird experience in life.

Posted by: Quint at May 07, 2020 12:12 PM (hHxp2)

465 "The purpose of the 'news' organizations is to make money for the publishers by attracting viewers to sell to the advertisers."


I don't entirely agree anymore. Evidence are the networks that are losing ratings and money by following an ideology. We're in the realm now of psychosis. It's not that making money is consciously secondary, rather that the cause blinds them. They believe they cannot ultimately fail to make money because their cause is just, holy and true.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 07, 2020 12:12 PM (H8QX8)

466 On The Five Assclown Juan introduced the Judge Moye-Luther exchange by saying that the Judge "gave her an out to say she was sorry and pay a fine but she insisted, etc."
Yes Juan, I'm giving you an out. Get your shine box.
Posted by: xnycpeasant at May 07, 2020 12:06 PM (SqopC)
++++++++++++
Juan Williams is a tool.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 12:12 PM (hYcqw)

467 "Could find no real conclusive evidence, BUT, I'll never buy a house near a High Power Transmission line."

There might be ghosts too!
Posted by: Chris M at May 07, 2020 12:07 PM (eAZVt)



Nah.

High Power Transmission lines kill ghosts.

And then they have to go to Double Secret Heaven as UltraGhosts.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 07, 2020 12:12 PM (z0XD8)

468 Again, we have billions of test subjects walking around that have had literally TRILLIONS of hours of exposure with no ill effects.

You are arguing from a "negative proof" stance.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 07, 2020 12:07 PM (JUOKG)

There's also different qualities in the skin itself. My wife has skin that looks as fair as mine, she can be in the sun hours without sunscreen and just tan a bit. My skin is a bit more reddish (supposedly capillaries close to the surface) but 30 minutes of direct summer sun without a lot of sunscreen and I start to burn real bad. I use SPF-70 if i'm going to be out in it for any time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 07, 2020 12:12 PM (V2Yro)

469 The goal of the left is to have everyone in the Country tested and then declare us "safe".

What those idiots don't or won't understand is that you have to test everyone everyday, or hourly if they move around a lot, because they can pick it up on the way out the door from the testing place.


Contact tracing ain't gonna work on this, but then I don't think that is the goal. I suspect the goal is power.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 07, 2020 12:04 PM (JUOKG)

Last part is the important part.

They want us to voluntarily submit to the Government tracking us.

And just like we were told the FISA courts bullshit would 'never be abused', or the NSA data would had plenty of safeguards against misuse?

We now know otherwise don't we.

But even after they abused FISA to go after the President of the US, THEY ARE FUCKING RENEWING IT!

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 07, 2020 12:12 PM (NgKpN)

470 We need to start the inaccurate, horrible rumor that Cuomo ordered the dumping of COVAD patients into nursing homes with large Jewish populations.

Posted by: Jean at May 07, 2020 12:12 PM (4hmZU)

471 I see the NYC Mayor is threatening to lay off City workers because Trump won't give him any money.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 07, 2020 12:13 PM (JUOKG)

472 442 Our judges are elected - Judge Moye is a Dallas County Judge - usually that means Democrat, in his case, that's what he is. One of his compadres, his photo proves he's a true walking penis, issued an order for masks in Dallas County, essentially as this thing is sorta winding down.
Also a Democrat.
Posted by: DamnedYankee


Don't forget Clay "Sieg Heil" Jenkins.
Posted by: rickb223

my campaign slogan will be:
Quarantine Clay Jenkins
Vote X

and I will literally quarantine that mfer at Lew Sterett until a vaccine is found.

Posted by: x at May 07, 2020 12:13 PM (nFwvY)

473 the world has seen over and over and over what happens then.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 07, 2020 12:12 PM (hku12)
Uh, bloodshed?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 07, 2020 12:13 PM (2mteh)

474 Ot can definitely work and it could never hurt me.

Okay, go with that as a scientific principle. Godspeed.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 07, 2020 12:13 PM (H5knJ)

475 Who the hell wants to look at a cell tower in the back yard every day?

Posted by: tubal at May 07, 2020 11:53 AM



Depends. Is it my backyard, and how much lease money is the cell phone company paying me for their tower being there?

Posted by: Bert G at May 07, 2020 12:14 PM (OMsf+)

476 Contact tracing ain't gonna work on this, but then I don't think that is the goal. I suspect the goal is power.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 07, 2020 12:04 PM (JUOKG)

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This.

All of us as Americans a seperated by seven layers of contact.

I call it the Kevin Bacon rule.

Once you get to epidemic..... contact tracing is useless. For diseases.

For establishing a snitch network, gun confiscation, a peek into every American house, and giving an army of snitches a purpose in life..... it has merit.

Disease fighting ??? None.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 07, 2020 12:14 PM (nw6Hr)

477 I'm operating from the perspective there's something they're not telling
us, presumably having to do with the origin of the virus, and possibly
some specific traits it has that are not necessarily obvious to the rest
of us. Including doctors treating patients.



This business about trying to limit access to the malaria treating
drugs, it seems too fishy, and too simple to just be "they don't want
people getting better."

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They don't want people getting better for $.50 if they can convince us to wait and get "better" for $5000

Posted by: Methos at May 07, 2020 12:14 PM (kOpft)

478 Agreed. And it permeates everything. We're going to push ourselves into another dark age, with superstition trumping science, PRECISELY because the high priests of knowledge have abandoned their roles as keepers of truth, and have turned into snarling, small minded, greedy and gluttonous, avaricious, morally bankrupt cretins.
...
Posted by: BurtTC at May 07, 2020 12:12 PM (hku12)
+++++++++++++++
Perhaps because the "scientists" have replaced science - which is a system for discovery and testing - with faith and shouting. Why trust a "scientist" over the haggard guy on the street corner shouting about the end of the world because of our sins? They are essentially the same person at this point (depending on field, some fields like climatology are entirely corrupt. Others are less so, but are also less loud and overwhelmed).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 12:14 PM (hYcqw)

479 467 "Could find no real conclusive evidence, BUT, I'll never buy a house near a High Power Transmission line."

There might be ghosts too!
Posted by: Chris M at May 07, 2020 12:07 PM (eAZVt)


Nah.

High Power Transmission lines kill ghosts.

And then they have to go to Double Secret Heaven as UltraGhosts.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 07, 2020 12:12 PM (z0XD

Welp, even though I don't really believe in ghosts, I would not buy a haunted house either.

Just like I don't buy in Tornado Belts, or in a Hurricane zone, or right next to a Faultline.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 07, 2020 12:15 PM (NgKpN)

480 Texas Supreme Court orders the release of Shelly Luther.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 07, 2020 12:15 PM (W4LFA)

481 471 I see the NYC Mayor is threatening to lay off City workers because Trump won't give him any money.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 07, 2020 12:13 PM (JUOKG)

does de Blahsio think that's some kind of threat?

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 07, 2020 12:15 PM (V2Yro)

482 Who the hell wants to look at a cell tower in the back yard every day?



Posted by: tubal at May 07, 2020 11:53 AM


Depends. Is it my backyard, and how much lease money is the cell phone company paying me for their tower being there?





Posted by: Bert G at May 07, 2020 12:14 PM

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Not much. They wanted to put one on our VFW property in CT back in 2005. IIRC they were going to pay us just less than $1,000 a year for that privilege.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 07, 2020 12:16 PM (JUOKG)

483 As for this 5G thing, I'm assuming this has already been said, but the problem is likely not whether having these towers have health risks, but the fact that in various places around the globe, they're controlled by the China Communists.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 07, 2020 12:16 PM (hku12)

484 I see the NYC Mayor is threatening to lay off City workers because Trump won't give him any money.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 07, 2020 12:13 PM (JUOKG)

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Trumo should immediatley write a check to cover one year of first responder costs. Then tell him to fuck off.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 07, 2020 12:16 PM (nw6Hr)

485 YD, I didn't know your baby was back in the hospital. I'm very sorry to hear that. I hope and pray her issues get resolved soon.
Posted by: bluebell at May 07, 2020 11:54 AM (/669Q)

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Thanks, bluebell...

Very frustrating. We got her home for one whole hour and her shunt started to leak. It's blocked. Going in (hopefully) this evening for a shunt revision

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 07, 2020 12:16 PM (EQRLd)

486 @471 "I see the NYC Mayor is threatening to lay off City workers because Trump won't give him any money."

God its the same playbook they use in every gold-plated budget/tax you up the ying yang town. We need moar money for "the budget" or it's immediately slashing schoolteachers, fireman and police for you.

Pay no attention to all the inside moolah to cronies for stupid construction projects and those huge piles of pension money for goldbricking layers of Administration behind the curtain.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at May 07, 2020 12:16 PM (SqopC)

487 MSM are on suicide watch.

Eamon Javers@EamonJavers

Important point from the statement by spokesman Hogan Gidley: "The President and the Vice President have since tested negative for the virus and they remain in great health."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 07, 2020 12:16 PM (+y/Ru)

488 That was my 'true walking penis' reference. He really needs a new PR photo.
Posted by: DamnedYankee


Sorry. I thought walking penis was bald headed Judge Moye.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 07, 2020 12:17 PM (W4LFA)

489 Next up!
A surgical mask tax!
A yearly coronavirus test licensing fee.
A yearly licensing fee that permits your business to remain open in the face of this deadly mass extinction level virus.

etc.

Posted by: Democratic legislatures at May 07, 2020 12:17 PM (2mteh)

490 Oh and...

"We need a civilian security force that is just as strong, just as well funded as the military." -BHO

Then they deleted it from the speech transcript. THAT'S not totally, completely and utterly fucked up or anything!
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Like "contact tracers"?

Posted by: Methos at May 07, 2020 12:17 PM (kOpft)

491
This has nothing to do with his personal fears. He's trying to win an election and doing a damn good job of it. The commies have forced him into yet another political waiting game (it's been the theme of his presidency) and he is playing it like a grand master.

If he loses, this is our life for the foreseeable future. He knows it.
Posted by: ... at May 07, 2020 12:10 PM (lmYIz)


If he was serious about getting people back to work, he'd rescind his national emergency order. The national emergency order is what's giving all these governors the power to do what they're doing.

Posted by: Sooner at May 07, 2020 12:17 PM (Fs5vw)

492 480 Texas Supreme Court orders the release of Shelly Luther.
Posted by: rickb223

oh my. a +11 disrespect on Judge Moye.

Posted by: x at May 07, 2020 12:18 PM (nFwvY)

493 Not much. They wanted to put one on our VFW property in CT back in 2005. IIRC they were going to pay us just less than $1,000 a year for that privilege.
Posted by: Mr. Scott


Considering my 12 ag exempted acres was $13.25 a year, ok.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 07, 2020 12:18 PM (W4LFA)

494 "We need a civilian security force that is just as strong, just as well funded as the military." -BHO

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You know who else had a security force as strong, if not stronger, than the military????

Posted by: fixerupper at May 07, 2020 12:18 PM (nw6Hr)

495 People are equating in their minds, COVID cases with COVID deaths. As in, you get it - you're dead. Is COVID cases even a meaningful number? Wouldn't COVID hospitalizations be a better indicator. especially with all this load of testing?

Posted by: grammie winger at May 07, 2020 12:19 PM (lwiT4)

496
Sorry. I thought walking penis was bald headed Judge Moye.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 07, 2020 12:17 PM (W4LFA)
No problem! I can understand the confusion!

I live in Denton county just north of the county line. A great number of the stores I normally shop in are just south of the line. I ain't wearing a mask to keep the walking penis happy because his science is right up there with "offal breeds flies" and "the world is flat".

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 07, 2020 12:19 PM (2mteh)

497 Not much. They wanted to put one on our VFW property
in CT back in 2005. IIRC they were going to pay us just less than
$1,000 a year for that privilege.


Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 07, 2020 12:16 PM


Must be a location thing. I have a friend (she turned them down) that was offered $600/month for one to be placed on the back of her 12 acres.

Posted by: Bert G at May 07, 2020 12:19 PM (OMsf+)

498 people cling to their phone like they were oxygen. There is a reason American Tower (AMT) has trounced the SP over the last 5 years.

Posted by: Quint at May 07, 2020 12:20 PM (hHxp2)

499 This business about trying to limit access to the malaria treating drugs, it seems too fishy, and too simple to just be "they don't want people getting better."

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They don't want people getting better for $.50 if they can convince us to wait and get "better" for $5000
Posted by: Methos



It's because Pelosi's husband hasn't figured out the angle yet.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 07, 2020 12:20 PM (W4LFA)

500 Texas Supreme Court orders the release of Shelly Luther.
Posted by: rickb223

oh my. a +11 disrespect on Judge Moye.
Posted by: x at May 07, 2020 12:18 PM (nFwvY)

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HAWAIIN JUDGE INCOMING IN..... 5.... 4 ..... 3..... 2.....

Posted by: fixerupper at May 07, 2020 12:20 PM (nw6Hr)

501 If he was serious about getting people back to work,
he'd rescind his national emergency order. The national emergency
order is what's giving all these governors the power to do what they're
doing.

Posted by: Sooner at May 07, 2020 12:17 PM (Fs5vw)



I did not know that. So the governors could not do these lockdowns if there wasn't a National Emergency order in place? Well, then.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 07, 2020 12:21 PM (lwiT4)

502 I think Trump needs to quit projecting his germophobia onto the rest of us.

Posted by: Sooner at May 07, 2020 12:08 PM (Fs5vw)

+1

Posted by: Methos at May 07, 2020 12:21 PM (kOpft)

503 495 People are equating in their minds, COVID cases with COVID deaths. As in, you get it - you're dead. Is COVID cases even a meaningful number? Wouldn't COVID hospitalizations be a better indicator. especially with all this load of testing?
Posted by: grammie winger at May 07, 2020 12:19 PM (lwiT4)
Grammie, I'm still waiting for the body piles in the gutters, the wild dog packs snacking on them, and everyone not dead staggering around in beat up trench coats and thigh high boots fighting off staggering Covid infected brain eating zombies with barbwire wrapped Louisville Sluggers.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at May 07, 2020 12:21 PM (2mteh)

504 Agreed. And it permeates everything. We're going to push ourselves into another dark age, with superstition trumping science, PRECISELY because the high priests of knowledge have abandoned their roles as keepers of truth, and have turned into snarling, small minded, greedy and gluttonous, avaricious, morally bankrupt cretins.
...
Posted by: BurtTC at May 07, 2020 12:12 PM (hku12)
+++++++++++++++
Perhaps because the "scientists" have replaced science - which is a system for discovery and testing - with faith and shouting. Why trust a "scientist" over the haggard guy on the street corner shouting about the end of the world because of our sins? They are essentially the same person at this point (depending on field, some fields like climatology are entirely corrupt. Others are less so, but are also less loud and overwhelmed).
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 12:14 PM (hYcqw)


I keep going back to Bret Weinstein's story about the "broken mice" used for drug testing. He discovered a problem with the mice that are basically all supplied by one company, and how their traits are NOT found in field mice.

Thus, when it came to tumors caused by certain meds, with the question cell death vs regrowth being CRUCIAL to whether a medication was safe for humans or not... was being distorted by the mice they were using.

And when he tried to have this information published, he was basically drummed out of his field, had his data stolen by some High Priests in their towers, and eventually, when they were able to benefit from it (including Nobel prizes), they published the study.

Years (or maybe months, I can't remember) later.

After drug after drug after drug was subjected to the same errors in testing and approval.

And this sort of High Priest approach happens all over "science," with the people in control not letting the data take it where it will go, but keeping things from the world of knowledge if it doesn't fit their desired narrative.

So yeah, that's a religion/cult, not science.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 07, 2020 12:22 PM (hku12)

505 People are equating in their minds, COVID cases with COVID deaths. As in, you get it - you're dead. Is COVID cases even a meaningful number? Wouldn't COVID hospitalizations be a better indicator. especially with all this load of testing?
Posted by: grammie winger


Covid deaths is the number I'm using.

22 out of 859,000 residents in my county.

Death is final. Only number I care about.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 07, 2020 12:22 PM (W4LFA)

506 I did not know that. So the governors could not do these lockdowns if there wasn't a National Emergency order in place? Well, then.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 07, 2020 12:21 PM (lwiT4)
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I think it's twofold. There's a national emergency and there are also 50 states of emergency (which I think has never happened before). I am not sure if Trump can rescind the state approvals without rescinding the national or not.

But I would like him to come out and rescind the state-level emergencies for every state that has turned the corner - which is most of them. A lot of these emergency powers vanish with the state of emergency.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 07, 2020 12:23 PM (hYcqw)

507 Well, since it seems nobody called it

NOOD valet

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 07, 2020 12:23 PM (CAJOC)

508 The bashing of HCQ from some scientists might be because of money, but the only thing that explains the bashing from the media is that Trump mentioned it. We now have tens of thousands of people effectively treated with it and at a minimum has caused no harm. There is zero reason not to try it on any positive patient.


In addition, there was an actual scientific study in 2005 that showed its effectiveness against corona viruses. So waiting for another study seems superfluous.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 07, 2020 12:23 PM (r+sAi)

509
So yeah, that's a religion/cult, not science.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 07, 2020 12:22 PM (hku12)

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Science the discipline.

Science the institution.


THESE TWO THINGS ARE *NOT* THE SAME!!!!

Posted by: fixerupper at May 07, 2020 12:23 PM (nw6Hr)

510 We need to start the inaccurate, horrible rumor that Cuomo ordered the dumping of COVAD patients into nursing homes with large Jewish populations.
Posted by: Jean at May 07, 2020 12:12 PM


And Democrats would care about that...why?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 07, 2020 12:24 PM (ejd/p)

511 It's because Pelosi's husband hasn't figured out the angle yet.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 07, 2020 12:20 PM (W4LFA)

they only have one angle, political power. The Dems will never let you down or surprise you once you realize that only their personal power matters. that is not jaded, that is fact.

Posted by: Quint at May 07, 2020 12:24 PM (hHxp2)

512 people cling to their phone like they were oxygen. There is a reason American Tower (AMT) has trounced the SP over the last 5 years.
Posted by: Quint

I have to have one for work. I view it as a sleeping rattlesnake on my desk.

Posted by: Biergood at May 07, 2020 12:24 PM (FQWHA)

513 The state has been at war with tobacco and smoking for forty straight
years. Even if nicotine is a useful treatment, it will never be
discussed or used. There is too much tied up in the war on tobacco.
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But we can have hemp everything.

Posted by: Methos at May 07, 2020 12:24 PM (kOpft)

514 Well, since it seems nobody called it

NOOD valet

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 07, 2020 12:23 PM (CAJOC)

Yeah....like 20mins. ago

Posted by: BignJames at May 07, 2020 12:25 PM (X/Pw5)

515 Permanent Lockdown is a moral choice and "the right thing to do", it makes it that much harder to open.
Posted by: ... at May 07, 2020 11:30 AM (uEbPt)

The best way to attack it is to nullify its pretense of moral high ground.

Staying in lockdown is not a neutral act without negative consequences. Unemployment and poverty also have associated mortality, through suicide, overdose, and violent crime.

If the mortality from the virus is equal to or less than the mortality from the increased unemployment, then we have a moral responsibility to stop curtailing liberty, as it no longer does any good.

If the goal is to save lives, which it reasonably is, we have a duty not to cause greater harm in the effort to help.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at May 07, 2020 12:25 PM (J+mig)

516 Drinking bug spray won't protect you from Asian murder hornets. Tell your friends.
Posted by: torabora
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Dear Doctor torabora:

I've heard that carb cleaner will work. Is this true?

Thanks,
Witless in Seattle

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 07, 2020 12:27 PM (hnA3K)

517 This business about trying to limit access to the malaria treating drugs, it seems too fishy, and too simple to just be "they don't want people getting better."
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They don't want people getting better for $.50 if they can convince us to wait and get "better" for $5000
Posted by: Methos

It's because Pelosi's husband hasn't figured out the angle yet.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 07, 2020 12:20 PM (W4LFA)


That could be the whole story, but I'm wondering if there's something more. Because, if it's just about greedy pigs trying to get theirs, it seems too transparent right now.

How do they get away with it?

It's like the difference between a cat burglar, who sneaks in at the dead of night, takes his booty, and gets out before anyone knows he was there. As opposed to thugs going into a jewelry store, smashing the glass, and running out with whatever they can get their hands on.

This seems too much like the latter than the former, and that's why I'm wondering if there's more going on that we're not privy to.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 07, 2020 12:27 PM (hku12)

518 How do they get away with it?

How would they not? The press is behind them. The physicians are almost all behind them. The pop culture is behind them. The president is behind them. Everyone who says differently is called crazy or even evil for wanting granny to die.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 07, 2020 12:33 PM (KZzsI)

519 Orange skin is a natural defense against Chinese viruses and CNN reporters.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 07, 2020 12:40 PM (gAXBD)

520 Yo, punk monkey: Less Is More.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 07, 2020 01:36 PM (zqhdn)

521 i never understood why so many follow this dufus. He got in on a net stock before the dot bomb in 2001. He sold out and destroyed the people who bought what he was selling. After than he has been middle of the road at best but he had a lot of money because he sold at the high.
His other claim to fame is he was a hated NBA owner that got fined more than Dennis Rodman and Laimbeer. He had the haircut of a disfunctional 8 year old and dressed like a bum. But somehow this guy is important and a tech guru.
Posted by: Quint at May 07, 2020 11:44 AM (hHxp2)

As a Spurs fan, I just hate him. I'd still love to see him thrown in the San Antonio River from the Riverwalk by a mass of deranged, obsessive Spurs fans.

(Let him swim out, of course, I'm not THAT deranged.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 07, 2020 01:38 PM (zqhdn)

522 406 394 How conservative is the TX supreme court?
Posted by: Ha at May 07, 2020 12:01 PM (4Q1w7)

There is not a single Democrat on it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 07, 2020 12:02 PM (V2Yro)

Which says not a damn thing.

My State Sen and Rep here in TX are Republicans, all right - RINOs in the extreme.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 07, 2020 01:41 PM (zqhdn)

523 "The energy required to cause mutations (breaking bonds in genetic material) is fairly well known by chemists"
I had a similar discussion with a guy in a NY bar back in the mid 90s regarding high voltage transmission lines and cancer. I told him there wasn't enough energy to break chemical bonds in DNA to cause mutations. There COULD be other mechanisms (perhaps related to inter- or intra-cell transport mechanisms), but most likely cancer spikes were related to something else (e.g. cancinogenic chemicals, radon gas, etc) or the vagaries of statistics (can always find a correlation to something no matter how weak the correlation).

Posted by: jim at May 07, 2020 01:54 PM (DF+pC)

524 Hey why not use lead in the plumbing?

It's cheap, plentiful andy easy to work with.

Any effects would be negligible.

Posted by: Romanus Plumbicus at May 07, 2020 02:12 PM (yshFD)

525 5g is in the microwave spectrum I believe, not radio.

Posted by: azoo at May 07, 2020 04:00 PM (wg7wr)

526 Has anyone spoken to these vandals? I tried clicking through the article links but didn't find any persons interviewed about why they burned the towers.

Is it possible they are burning the towers because they think Huawei 5G is installed?

Posted by: D-Squared at May 07, 2020 06:25 PM (Lixdp)

527
Excellent! While mobile towers aren't the problem, they're showing that, finally, they're ready to start burning things. It's about damn time.

Posted by: DFCtomm at May 07, 2020 06:34 PM (50gG9)

528 It's true, though. I know a guy who installs 5G towers, and he told me that he accidentally left one switched to "Wuhan virus" instead of "Make frogs gay" back in late January.

Posted by: DavidD at May 08, 2020 08:38 AM (5naCt)

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