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Spin Zone / Re: This is getting a little scary
« on: Today at 11:47:00 AM »
Agree! I got the actual flu (lab confirmed) a couple of years ago and came close to going to the ER one night for thinking I was going to die. But I was too sick to care to wake up my husband and just thought if I die here in bed tonight so be it. I was sick for three weeks too.

I like that it doesn’t kill the young like the Spanish flu. But what’s bothersome is the long incubation period. I’m thinking that might make it harder to contain. Do you know how that compares to SARS?

Honestly I don't.  That said, I'm not convinced about the latency, this is coming from China after all.  Moreover, usually if a virus is infective that means that there's significant viral titer in the pulmonary system, meaning there is a focal infection.  If you're sufficiently infected to shed enough virus to be contagious I think you're going to know it.  I find it hard to believe you can be asymptomatic and shed this sort of virus.  This sounds a lot more like Chinese officials trying to find excuses for who they let this get so out of hand.

What I read this morning is these sorts of viruses can persist on surfaces for a long time.  All this said, I still don't think it's as bad as influenza, and I do believe warm weather will put a stop to it.  With any luck it can be contained below pandemic status until then.

Spin Zone / Re: This is getting a little scary
« on: Today at 09:19:21 AM »
The CDC is full of shit.  You are right that number includes "flu-like illness" but that has nothing whatsoever to do with influenza. Actual flu death in the US is FAR fewer than 56,000.

Well shit, I should of expected that getting my information from a government agency

Spin Zone / Re: Proposal to change Idaho’s borders
« on: Today at 09:08:24 AM »
THIS!!  This is our whole problem in a nutshell. In 1776 you didn’t have 2% of the population feeding 98% and relentless movement into cities.  You had a large portion of citizens in small towns and rural areas. It wasn’t as unbalanced as it is now.

Back then only the upper classes were disconnected from having to feed themselves and survive. Today, everyone living in cities, rich or poor, are disconnected from how to grow food. Probably more than anything that defines liberal urban “feed me” culture from conservative rural self sufficiency, and the ideologies follow directly therefrom.

It’s a terrible dangerous trend this growing imbalance and if the city liberals don’t wake up and see themselves as promoting communist dystopia - and I’m talking about the poor and middle class - this county is over. The rich liberal elite will never “wake up” because their agenda isn’t the same as the rest of us, it’s to hold onto power and money at all cost. They can buy their own protection and liberty (fly jets all around) unlike the rest of us, and so they impose their utopian control freak schemes on the great unwashed, because they will never live by their own rules.

There is a fix for that, which has happened before, but it is terribly destructive, dangerous, and requires incredible bravery, and perseverance. 

Spin Zone / Re: Proposal to change Idaho’s borders
« on: Today at 07:24:55 AM »
The only problem I have with that is that they didn’t include eastern Washington state, where I live! We are red, and I want in!!!!

Spin Zone / Re: This is getting a little scary
« on: February 17, 2020, 06:39:54 PM »
I met some of the guys and gals (PhD's) that worked on the R&D for Viagra, and they told me that it was originally a heart medication, but didn't do what they wanted, but it had a certain side effect. 

I asked them if they had a drug that could produce a young Raquel Welch as that would induce the same effect.  :)  They proceeded to ask me who that was. 

Spin Zone / Re: This is getting a little scary
« on: February 17, 2020, 12:38:43 PM »
Not that I fear the Corona virus itself.  But look at how dependent both our and China's economy is on us buying all their shit, including medical supplies.  If this proceeds much further, we are going to find ourselves with massive shortages of EVERYTHING. It will take a lot of time to crank up our own manufacturing and production again, especially in light of China also being the source of raw materials. We might be headed for an economic and social disaster the likes of which we have not even imagined, for its sudden unexpected and total onset. China would be even more devastated. This is not looking good.

I won't quote from the whole article, you guys need to read the whole thing, including the bright side of Trump's "trade war" (getting us less dependent on China), but the dark side if this happens any time this year (Trump might not get re-elected).

The implications if China doesn't get this thing under control soon are terrifying.
The Trump train needs to keep rolling. Last year twice I had two BP meds pop up on an FDA recall list for possible carcinogens because they were manufactured in fucking China. Why the fuck are our Pharma companies making this stuff there?  I’m a free market guy, but I would have no problem with Trump telling big pharma that if you are under US patent protection, with resulting high costs, you God damned better make that shit in THIS country.

Spin Zone / Re: Roger Stone
« on: February 17, 2020, 10:23:56 AM »
The only way I can see is if Trump wins both the popular and electoral vote, by a LARGE margin, and we take back the house and firm up our hold on the Senate.

He just may win both the Electoral and Popular votes this time, and wouldn't that just be ironic if those Communist states had to give their EC votes to Trump? 

Spin Zone / Re: Roger Stone
« on: February 17, 2020, 10:14:41 AM »
Then how can this be fixed? Can Trump ever drain this swamp?
The only way I can see is if Trump wins both the popular and electoral vote, by a LARGE margin, and we take back the house and firm up our hold on the Senate.

Spin Zone / Re: Bloomberg on suicide watch
« on: February 16, 2020, 07:52:46 AM »
Honestly I see the whole thing as a hoax.

I do too.  And we don't need anymore Hillary pictures, real or fabricated.  But, I would never try to censor content, so like a train wreck, I will continue to look at them and have nightmares.   ;D

Spin Zone / Re: State of the Union 2020
« on: February 13, 2020, 02:18:52 PM »

Spin Zone / Re: The Democrat Primaries
« on: February 13, 2020, 06:07:07 AM »
Meanwhile, still waiting on the final results from Iowa.

1.  Corn
2.  Wheat
3.  Soy
4.  Rice
5.  Sorghum

Medicare will pay for your liver transplant after you drank yourself into liver failure,
Whew!  that's a relief.

and all you have to do is not drink for 6 lousy months “to prove you are serious about staying sober”.
Oh shit!  There's always a damn catch.

To Abortion, legalizing drugs, and Gay marriage, I'd add opposing yet more Gun Control laws.  The Left is obsessed with removing legally owned guns only from the Law Abiding Citizen. 

Abortion - I think it is wrong, but willing to go along with the status quo as it is so polarizing.

Legalizing drugs - I'm ok with some exceptions.

Gay marriage - I don't care.

Legally owned Guns - This is the hill I AM willing to die on. 

Spin Zone / Re: The Democrat Primaries
« on: February 12, 2020, 07:47:36 AM »
What do Bernie supporters do if they take it away from him again?

Scream, cry, blame Trump.

Spin Zone / Re: The Democrat Primaries
« on: February 12, 2020, 07:02:19 AM »
Biden's hopes are on SC.  He is going to bomb there as well, he just doesn't know it yet.   After that, he's done.

Stay tunes, the DNC is working feverishly to dump Bernie.

So if Biden goes down in flames, and the DNC ousts Bernie again, then who will be there to pick up the pieces?  Bloomberg?  Warren doesn't seem to be getting traction, as I think people just view her as Hillary 2.0, and maybe more unlikeable, if that is possible. 

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