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Loachman

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Crazy is an apt description.

I guess we'll see how much pull they have with the Nobel committee.

I like to maintain a degree of optimism, but, given the way that many/more things are going in the world today, I'm not willing to risk much of a bet in either direction.

There's a site called "Not the Bee" which publishes real news articles that are virtually indistinguishable from parodies in the Babylon Bee.
 

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OK. Watched the video. Good affirmation of confirmatory bias for those who want to exist in that realm.

There are literally hundreds of peer-reviewed studies on amadyglia impact on human reactions and decision making, this seems to be literally weighted to the conclusion that the authors were trying to achieve.

When you conflate phsyiology with politics, things like eugenics theory occur.
 

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OK. Watched the video. Good affirmation of confirmatory bias for those who want to exist in that realm.

There are literally hundreds of peer-reviewed studies on amadyglia impact on human reactions and decision making, this seems to be literally weighted to the conclusion that the authors were trying to achieve.

When you conflate phsyiology with politics, things like eugenics theory occur.
The amygdala is what I think you are referring too. I teach R2MR to our staff in the jails and we focus on how we can tone down that amygdala and its reactions.
Generally speaking if you haven't faced a particular threat before you have three COAs and you don't get to consciously choose : Fight, Flight or Freeze.
 

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This isn't very encouraging....



14 flights added to B.C. COVID-19 exposures list last week


The centre added five flights to the list on Monday, three on Tuesday, four on Thursday and two on Friday. None were added Sunday, Wednesday or Saturday.

Though they were added to the list last week, the latest flights took off from or landed at B.C. airports between June 11 and 23.

Details of the latest additions follow.

  • June 11: Air Canada flight 997 from Mexico City to Vancouver (rows 23 to 29)
  • June 14: WestJet flight 3116 from Victoria to Calgary (rows 12 to 18)
  • June 15: Air Canada flight 204 from Vancouver to Calgary (rows 21 to 27)
  • June 15: Air Canada/Jazz flight 8543 from Winnipeg to Vancouver (rows 20 to 26)
  • June 16: All Nippon Airways flight 116 from Tokyo to Vancouver (rows 33 to 39)
  • June 17: Lufthansa flight 492 from Frankfurt to Vancouver (rows 21 to 27 and 38 to 44)
  • June 17: Air Canada flight 1185 from Calgary to Kelowna (rows 12 to 18)
  • June 17: Philippine Airlines flight 116 from Manila to Vancouver (rows 35 to 41)
  • June 17: Japan Airlines flight 18 from Tokyo to Vancouver (rows one to three)
  • June 20: Air Canada flight 8093 from Vancouver to Seattle (rows eight to 14)
  • June 20: Air Canada flight 8184 from Fort St. John to Vancouver (rows 11 to 17)
  • June 20: WestJet flight 3109 from Calgary to Nanaimo (rows four to 10)
  • June 21: Air Canada flight 8090 from Seattle to Vancouver (rows three to nine)
  • June 23: Aeromexico flight 696 from Mexico City to Vancouver (rows 13 to 19)
14 flights added to B.C. COVID-19 exposures list last week
 

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Considering we received mRNA vaccine and specifically Moderna:

... people immunized with mRNA vaccines may need less or even no boosters at all after they’ve been given their two shots.




 

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oops.... another COVID 19 casualty:

Inside the plot to expose Matt Hancock's affair: Friends talk of secret camera hidden by Chinese... or No10. In fact it was footage from his office CCTV and a whistleblower in his own department, reveals GLEN OWEN​


The sting that brought down Matt Hancock was executed by a whistleblower in his department who contacted opponents of the Health Secretary's stance on lockdown to help expose his affair, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

The footage of Mr Hancock kissing Gina Coladangelo was caught on a CCTV camera in his office on May 6, and secretly recorded by a member of his department's staff.

After allowing a month to elapse, the whistleblower approached lockdown sceptics and asked them to help sell the incendiary footage to the media.

Throughout the pandemic, Mr Hancock has been a leading lockdown 'dove', arguing that the ultimate priority of government policy should be protecting the NHS against being overwhelmed. His critics have argued that the cost of the measures has been too high.

When the images detonated on The Sun's front page on Friday, Mr Hancock's allies speculated that he had been the victim of a 'hit' by No 10, or even a foreign power such as China.

They said they had no idea the camera existed, that it was 'unheard of' for cameras to be installed in Ministers' offices, and wanted to know why it had been put there without Mr Hancock's permission – and with what motivation. It was speculated that the images had been caught by 'a small covert camera that had been placed in a light fixture'.

In fact, pictures taken in September 2017, just before Mr Hancock moved in, show that the camera which caught the clinch is clearly visible on the ceiling of his office.

It is trained on the area by the doorway where the couple embraced.

Six weeks after the fateful images were captured – and a fortnight after they had been wiped from the department's CCTV system – the worker who had secured the footage contacted an anti-lockdown campaigner, who promised to try to place them in the media.

The Mail on Sunday was not one of the outlets approached. It is not known if The Sun obtained the video from the whistleblower or from another source entirely.

In a series of Instagram messages seen by this newspaper, the whistleblower says they need 'to be very careful with the information I am about to share'.

They add: 'I have some very damning CCTV footage of someone that has been recently classed as completely f*****g hopeless.'

The first message was sent on June 17, the day after former No 10 aide Dominic Cummings released a text exchange between him and the Prime Minister in which Boris Johnson expressed his frustration with Mr Hancock.

Matt Hancock's affair footage was from his office CCTV, says GLEN OWEN
 

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First responder? Essential worker? Healthcare provider? After all you did during COVID, after all the sacrifice, and all the pain, the grateful public has joined together to let you know ...there is no way you are getting a monument.
 

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First responder? Essential worker? Healthcare provider? After all you did during COVID, after all the sacrifice, and all the pain, the grateful public has joined together to let you know ...there is no way you are getting a monument.
I tend to agree with them. I don't imagine NY has loads of greenspaces. Put a monument elsewhere.

Better than a monument would be a raise for all essential workers.
 

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I tend to agree with them. I don't imagine NY has loads of greenspaces. Put a monument elsewhere.

Better than a monument would be a raise for all essential workers.
I hear you about the pay raise. (y)

The Battery Park location was selected by the Essential Workers,

The Commission of labor leaders representing all essential workers have chosen a location in Battery Park City to install the monument.
Governor Cuomo Unveils New Renderings for Essential Workers Monument
 

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Thanks, I think. ;)

labor leaders representing essential workers.

Labour leaders are elected by the members they represent.

  • Mario Cilento, President, New York State AFL-CIO
  • Gary LaBarbera, President of the New York State Building & Construction Trades Council and President of the Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York
  • Vincent Alvarez, President, New York City Central Labor Council
  • Stuart Appelbaum, President, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
  • Oren Barzilay, President, Uniformed EMT's, Paramedics & Fire Inspectors - FDNY
  • Kyle Bragg, President, 32BJ SEIU
  • Sam Fresina, President, NYS Professional Firefighters Association
  • Henry Garrido, Executive Director, DC 37
  • Thomas Gesualdi, President, Teamster's Joint Council 16
  • George Gresham, President, 1199 SEIU
  • Pat Kane, RN, Executive Director, New York State Nurses Association
  • Bonnie Litvack, MD, President, Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Rich Maroko, President, Hotel Trades Council
  • Harry Nespoli, President, Uniformed Sanitationmen's Association
  • Andrew Pallotta, President, New York State United Teachers
  • Michael Powers, President, New York State Correctional Officers Police Benevolent Association
  • Major General Raymond F. Shields, Jr., Adjutant General of New York
  • James Shillito, Utility Workers of America Local 1-2
  • Wayne Spence, President, New York State Public Employees Federation
  • Mary Sullivan, President, CSEA Local 1000
  • Dennis Trainor, Vice President CWA District 1
  • Tony Utano, President, TWU Local 100
  • Richard Wells, President, Police Conference of New York State
Personally, as a retired person, I am grateful to them. I wouldn't begrudge our essential workers a monument. And a pay raise.
 

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Yikes....

B.C.’s COVID-19 death toll likely 2x what’s been reported: study

Preliminary evidence suggests the province’s excess deaths in 2020 were from the virus, says co-author Tara Moriarty

Twice as many British Columbians may have died from COVID-19 than what was reported by the government, according to an in-depth analysis of fatalities during the first wave.

“Excess All-Cause Mortality During the COVID-19 Epidemic in Canada,” a policy briefing for the Royal Society of Canada, was published this month by a group of Canadian researchers.

The study focused on the deaths in people 45 and older, most susceptible to the virus, and adjusted figures to include the rise in drug poisoning deaths amid the pandemic.

A study of death rates, antibody tests and cremation data found that at least two-thirds of the deaths caused by COVID-19 outside of long-term care may have been missed.

Co-author of the report, University of Toronto professor Tara Moriarty, said from Feb. 1 to Nov. 28, 2020, there were 1,767 more deaths than a typical year in the province.

She believes most – if not all of them – are a result of COVID-19 infections.

B.C.’s COVID-19 death toll likely 2x what’s been reported: study - Saanich News
 

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Yikes....

B.C.’s COVID-19 death toll likely 2x what’s been reported: study

Preliminary evidence suggests the province’s excess deaths in 2020 were from the virus, says co-author Tara Moriarty

Twice as many British Columbians may have died from COVID-19 than what was reported by the government, according to an in-depth analysis of fatalities during the first wave.

“Excess All-Cause Mortality During the COVID-19 Epidemic in Canada,” a policy briefing for the Royal Society of Canada, was published this month by a group of Canadian researchers.

The study focused on the deaths in people 45 and older, most susceptible to the virus, and adjusted figures to include the rise in drug poisoning deaths amid the pandemic.

A study of death rates, antibody tests and cremation data found that at least two-thirds of the deaths caused by COVID-19 outside of long-term care may have been missed.

Co-author of the report, University of Toronto professor Tara Moriarty, said from Feb. 1 to Nov. 28, 2020, there were 1,767 more deaths than a typical year in the province.

She believes most – if not all of them – are a result of COVID-19 infections.

B.C.’s COVID-19 death toll likely 2x what’s been reported: study - Saanich News
I don't know how they do it in B.C. . But, I would speculate out of hospital cardiac arrests prounouced by paramedics may not get tested.
 

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According to the Army Times the US military is looking at mandatory vaccinations Prepare for mandatory COVID vaccines in September, Army tells commands

The Army has directed commands to prepare to administer mandatory COVID-19 vaccines as early as Sept. 1, pending full Food and Drug Administration licensure, Army Times has learned.

The directive came from an execute order sent to the force by Department of the Army Headquarters.

Army Times obtained a portion of a recent update to HQDA EXORD 225-21, COVID-19 Steady State Operations.

“Commanders will continue COVID-19 vaccination operations and prepare for a directive to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for service members [on or around] 01 September 2021, pending full FDA licensure,” the order said. “Commands will be prepared to provide a backbrief on servicemember vaccination status and way ahead for completion once the vaccine is mandated.”
 
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