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Spin Zone / Re: Joke Thread: Post 'em if ya got 'em
« on: September 21, 2020, 09:26:18 PM »

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Spin Zone / Re: Black, Black, Black, Black, Black. Everything's Black.
« on: September 21, 2020, 07:45:06 AM »
I wonder what Hispanics think about the black black black focus.
They're too busy working hard.

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Spin Zone / Re: Joke Thread: Post 'em if ya got 'em
« on: September 20, 2020, 05:37:41 AM »
    There was this man who walked into a bar and says to the bartender 10 shots of whiskey.
    The bartender asks, “What’s the matter?”
    The man says, “I found out my brother is gay and marrying my best friend.”
    The next day the same man comes in and orders 12 shots of whiskey. The bartenders asks, “What’s wrong this time?”
    The man says, “I found out that my son is gay.”
    The next day the same man comes in the bar and orders 15 shots of whiskey. Then the bartender asks, “Doesn’t anyone in your family like women?”
    The man looks up and says….

    “Apparently my wife does.”

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Spin Zone / Re: Joke Thread: Post 'em if ya got 'em
« on: September 18, 2020, 06:25:12 AM »

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Spin Zone / Re: What really is known about COVID19?
« on: September 17, 2020, 09:32:14 AM »
The POTUS has acknowledged that he downplayed the scope of what he was briefed about COVID19, treating all of us like emotional children.
We ARE all emotional children.  Individually we're (mostly) intelligent beings and can make good decisions.  However, as the great philosopher George Carlin said, "Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups."  The president was trying to prevent the stupidity of large groups.  Unfortunately the Democrats actively encourage large groups of stupid people.

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The only flaw in your logic is if those high bar journals suffer from some kind of bias. Scientists aren’t supposed to allow bias but they’re only human. Would not be the first time the top experts in a scientific field couldn’t break out of a paradigm or a prejudice.
This is exactly right.  It's VERY hard to get published if your research results contradict the established "settled science."  Getting past the journal editor and into peer review is impossible if your research goes against what the editor thinks is right.  Then finding enough peers to properly objectively review your paper is extremely difficult.  Peers are usually drawn from people who have already published in a journal.  They subscribe to the journal's mindset.  Even if you have perfect, well documented, and well executed research, the paper can be rejected just because "it can't be right".  Then the peer review goes back to the editor who makes the final decision on accept / reject.  Once again, the editor has say over what gets published in his/her journal.

Some of the top, most influential papers in my field found a home in obscure journals because the editors of the top journals rejected them as not following the status quo.

I've tried for years to get my research into top journals in my field.  Nope... too technical, not managerial enough.  We don't accept design science research as legitimate. So I went and published in Computer Science journals.  Fortunately in my university an A journal in any discipline is an A journal in mine.   It's only in the last few years that the pendulum has swung over and technical papers are being accepted and encouraged in the top journals in my field.

So I encourage the Professor to clear his mind, read the research objectively, and treat the research as it should be.  Is there a fatal flaw?  Are the results able to be replicated? Is there a sufficient foundation for the conclusions?  You are an expert in your field.  Do a proper peer review on her research and let us know why that paper should be accepted or rejected (or revise and resubmit) in one of your top journals.

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I don't really care what Tucker Carlson says, he doesn't know a damn thing about it.

Tucker isn't saying it.  His guest, a Chinese virologist from the University of Hong Kong who studies infectious diseases is saying it.  Dr Li-Meng has made three major claims:

1) The genomic sequence of SARS-CoV-2 is suspiciously similar to that of a bat coronavirus discovered by military laboratories in the Third Military Medical University (Chongqing, China) and the Research Institute for Medicine of Nanjing Command (Nanjing, China
2) The receptor-binding motif (RBM) within the Spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, which determines the host specificity of the virus, resembles that of SARS-CoV from the 2003 epidemic in a suspicious manner. Genomic evidence suggests that the RBM has been genetically manipulated.
3) SARS-CoV-2 contains a unique furin-cleavage site in its Spike protein, which is known to greatly enhance viral infectivity and cell tropism. Yet, this cleavage site is completely absent in this particular class of coronaviruses found in nature. In addition, rare codons associated with this additional sequence suggest the strong possibility that this furin-cleavage site is not the product of natural evolution and could have been inserted into the SARS-CoV-2 genome artificially by techniques other than simple serial passage or multi-strain recombination events inside co-infected tissue cultures or animals.

The University of Hong Kong did not prove the claims false, they just rejected her paper as "hearsay".  Now, I'm not a scientist of infectious diseases, but this doesn't sound to me like the kind of thing that someone can just make up.  And instead of her work being disproved, she has instead been demonized and silenced. 

This is not a scientific response.  Some scientist have argued that she could be wrong by basically saying "it could happen naturally".  Perhaps it could, but she claims the techniques to create this virus in the lab exist in China and that she has personal knowledge of them. 

To me then this seems to fall into the category of an unknown.  It cannot be proven or disproven and I don't see one or the other being conclusively correct.  So my beef here is that the rejection of one claim is being dismissed for political reasons, not scientific ones.  This is like the Church suppressing the science of the world being round...it doesn't belong in science.


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Spin Zone / Re: POA MC Job
« on: September 15, 2020, 08:40:11 AM »
What a circle jerk.

I suggest Lucifer and Number 7 apply for the job. I would pay big money to watch the self immolation of POA.

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Spin Zone / Joel Patrick — Rising black conservative
« on: September 01, 2020, 07:10:50 AM »




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Spin Zone / Re: Biden Makes a Threat
« on: August 31, 2020, 03:31:07 PM »

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Spin Zone / Re: mandatory vaccine? and will you get vaccinated?
« on: August 31, 2020, 02:14:26 PM »
I guess I need to sign up for some more abuse..................



,,,,,,,,,,,,, , not even reprobates like you guys.

While the body of your post was thoughtful commentary that actually adds value to the conversation, you could have left out the above.

 If you can continue on that path, there's hope.

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Spin Zone / Re: mandatory vaccine? and will you get vaccinated?
« on: August 31, 2020, 01:41:36 PM »
I guess I need to sign up for some more abuse.  Such is life.  First, Jim is correct.  If you raise an immune response it sticks around forever.  Memory B cells and all that.  Whether or not a vaccine generates a robust immune response is another issue.

There are several types of vaccines being produced against the 'rona.  There are folks making killed virus vaccines, there are some in development.  These do have some potential to cause disease, but it is really quite low.  They're also the slowest to develop, because you have to grow the virus in order to kill it, which means you have to grow the virus in vitro and harvest it.  Figuring how how to grow it in the lab and scaling up takes time.

There are also subunit vaccines in development.  You take a part of the virus the immune system is likely to see and grow it in some sort of cell.  The HPV vaccine was developed in this way, a coat protein of the HPV virus grown in yeast cells.  Its amazing effective too.

I think the vaccines in current Phase III trials are a new type of vaccine called an mRNA vaccine.  The vaccine consists of an mRNA encoding the viral protein, the idea is it will get into cells, which will themselves make the protein for the immune system to attack.  I have seen this with a VERY jaundiced eye for a lot of reasons, but the damn things are in Phase III trials so they are likely safe (already better than I thought) though can't be certain how effective.  If the mRNA vaccines actually work they'll be available early in the new year.  Also, it's really easy to ramp up production because you don't have to grow anything, its all manufactured.

There isn't a vaccine for the common cold because there's no such thing as a cold virus.  Rhinoviruses do cause colds, so do coronaviruses and a few others.  The problem is there are lots of different viruses that can cause these symptoms, and none of them cause that dire a disease.

And I really don't think the federal government will require vaccination.  They don't require it for stuff like measles and mumps, which are worse than the 'rona.  It might be hard to get your kid in school without though, and you might have a tough time showing up for work.

Please do mask up and stay away from folks please.  I think a lot of the people who frequent this board have comorbidities, and I don't want to see anyone harmed by Coronavirus, not even reprobates like you guys.

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Spin Zone / Good news for California shooters (and maybe ALL shooters)
« on: August 14, 2020, 04:13:37 PM »
The ninth circuit has upheld Judge Benitez's ruling that the "high capacity" magazine ban in CA is an infringement of the right to keep and bear arms protected by the Second Amendment.  Yes, the ninth circuit.  Only a three-judge panel, though, and the vote was 2-1.  Anyway, here's the opinion:

https://michellawyers.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020-08-14-Opinion.pdf

So for a while, at least, we may  experience a bit of freedom here in our socialist worker's paradise.

Tim

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Spin Zone / Re: Happy Independence Day!
« on: July 04, 2020, 01:42:15 PM »

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Spin Zone / Re: Happy Independence Day!
« on: July 04, 2020, 01:42:01 PM »
^^^^That's great.  Yet now we are instead told to celebrate Diversity, BLM, LGBT, Muslims, Illegal Aliens, etc.

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