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by Cortopassi
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 36
Views: 268

Re: Chauvin Verdict

I respect your opinion but do not agree with it.

I still am not seeing where or how evidence is not clear, in this specific case. I am happy to listen to arguments on how Chauvin is possibly not guilty.
by Cortopassi
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 36
Views: 268

Re: Chauvin Verdict

Unless the video is a deep fake, which I assume is possible -- but there were so many witnesses and multiple videos, I can only come to the conclusion that Floyd would not have been dead were it not for Chauvin's actions. I find it hard to fathom any other evidence possibly changing my opinion. What...
by Cortopassi
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 36
Views: 268

Re: Chauvin Verdict

He slowly murdered the guy, plain and simple [...] You sound very sure about that. Therefore, I'm assuming you watched and listened to all of the evidence and witness testimony presented by both the prosecution and the defense in Chauvin's trial? You are correct, I have not weighed all the evidence...
by Cortopassi
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 36
Views: 268

Re: Chauvin Verdict

I understand all your points on it being a foregone conclusion, really I do. But I have to balance that with Chauvin had a lifetime to rethink what he was doing during those 8 or so minutes. *Maybe* for the first 15-30 seconds, there was enough adrenalin going on that it was justified. But minutes i...
by Cortopassi
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4215
Views: 273802

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I can tell you that, no sickness involved, when I had to lay off the weights for a couple of weeks due to various injuries, it takes a long time to get back to where you were before. That's why I do not exercise purposefully! I do it (bike riding mainly) for enjoyment. My wife works out religiously...
by Cortopassi
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 592
Views: 10398

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

It is similar in nature to this experiment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6kWygqR0L8 Wow. I can guarantee you my reaction after the second beep would be to ask someone, what are you doing, and if there was no good answer, no way am I standing up! They must have specifically looked for very low s...
by Cortopassi
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 592
Views: 10398

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

I still see a LOT of people out walking by themselves or driving alone in their car wearing masks. And they aren't going to hurt anyone by doing so. Who cares? I can see some future situations where I actually probably would wear a mask, just because we've gotten used to it, and it could provide a ...
by Cortopassi
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Satellite views of some vaults
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Satellite views of some vaults

Full body scan on going in plus they weigh you coming in/going out to make sure you didn't slip anything in your pocket. Quick calc, I think I can get 1 kilo of air into a 1 liter bottle at 15,000psi. Now, I just need to figure out the body scan part. Edit: Okay, I've got the body scan part figured...
by Cortopassi
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 592
Views: 10398

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

"Hah Hah. That lady is nuts." I presume you're referring to miss barnhardt. Is she more, or less, crazy than the ones in the photos? If the photos are real (you never know nowadays), the band director/music instructor/administration who made them play like that should be made fun of at length to po...
by Cortopassi
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 592
Views: 10398

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

The photos should help the most compliant https://www.barnhardt.biz/2021/04/18/q-explain-this-to-me-like-im-five-ill-wait-a-sure-no-problem-at-all-covidism-is-a-religion-and-the-mask-is-a-mandatory-visible-sign-of-assent-and-submission-to-the-satanic-co/ Hah Hah. That lady is nuts. "It also demonst...
by Cortopassi
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: You can't take it with you...
Replies: 14
Views: 249

Re: You can't take it with you...

I have enough family obligations (college, health insurance, etc.) to keep me working for another 5 years or so but after that the options seem to open up (given what I foresee today at least). I don't hate my job but I've reached a plateau. We don't live extravagantly at all, nor do we plan to in ...
by Cortopassi
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: mathjak's daytrading adventures
Replies: 1240
Views: 72783

Re: mathjak's daytrading adventures

You remind me of me in the worrying (in the past) of making poor investment choices, but then you are overall still making money, just not as much. Jeez, man, it's all relative, isn't it? You are sitting on a tidy retirement sum. And you just got out of the hospital vs. it being your last residence....
by Cortopassi
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: mathjak's daytrading adventures
Replies: 1240
Views: 72783

Re: mathjak's daytrading adventures

PP for the year is back in the green for me today.
by Cortopassi
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4215
Views: 273802

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Moderna, yes.

100% better now, so at least it was quick, thanks.
by Cortopassi
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 4215
Views: 273802

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

I forget if we were posting shots in this topic.... I got my second shot yesterday early afternoon. Was fine, but then started tossing and turning last night. This morning, my body feels like I ran a marathon without training and I have a pounding headache. This is why I stopped getting the flu shot...
by Cortopassi
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Diet
Replies: 112
Views: 2592

Re: Optimal Diet

I put a scoop of collagen peptides in my coffee. It gives it a creamier texture than straight black, but not as much as "non-dairy creamer" (which is usually corn syrup solids) and certainly nothing like real cream. I will have to try that. Cream is free at work (actually 1/2 and 1/2 so even a bit ...
by Cortopassi
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Diet
Replies: 112
Views: 2592

Re: Optimal Diet

pp4me wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:41 pm
I do miss the cream however.
I drink coffee...for the cream...! Hard time drinking it black, strangely enough, unless it is a really strong shot of espresso. But I don't ever use sugar.
by Cortopassi
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Diet
Replies: 112
Views: 2592

Re: Optimal Diet

FYI, I am a data centric person, esp. when it comes to my health, here is a graph of my weight for the past 8 years. For the recent drop -- the main difference from other attempts is the adding of twice a week 24 hour fasts. And true intermittent fasting otherwise (except for cream in coffee) I have...
by Cortopassi
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: , "Why I got the damn shot and got on with my life".
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: , "Why I got the damn shot and got on with my life".

Both the answers above are what I'd say. But I would also add, there's nothing nefarious going on here. Will the vaccine harm some people, yes. Intentionally? I do not believe so. While there are politics surrounding this at all levels, I believe the scientists developing these types of vaccines hav...
by Cortopassi
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Diet
Replies: 112
Views: 2592

Re: Optimal Diet

To clarify, it's not just carbs with the insulin, but even very small amounts of protein or fat? So adding butter to morning black coffee would kill the fast? Fasting purists will say yes, but it all depends on why you are fasting. Pure fat, with no carbs or protein shouldn't cause an insulin respo...
by Cortopassi
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Diet
Replies: 112
Views: 2592

Re: Optimal Diet

pp--Yes, read some Jason Fung. "Can just the sight of food raise insulin? We’ve all heard of studies that show that simply tasting something sweet without ingesting it can raise insulin, but can simply seeing certain foods trigger the same process? Sylvie Yes. this is called the cephalic response. T...
by Cortopassi
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Diet
Replies: 112
Views: 2592

Re: Optimal Diet

Your experiment had too many variables and no control. As a child, your oral hygiene was undoubtedly inferior to present, and as you admitted, you ate lots of junk compared to low carb (main driver of decay) now. Interesting comment about carbs and tooth decay. By "carbs" do you mean mostly sugar? ...
by Cortopassi
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 592
Views: 10398

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

doodle wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:54 pm
Got my first shot today. Pfizer one. So far nothing...not even sore arm. Been reading on how this vaccine developed. The tech behind it is pretty incredible.
Of course. It was developed by the government. Pretty soon you'll be activated... :P
by Cortopassi
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Optimal Diet
Replies: 112
Views: 2592

Re: Optimal Diet

What is it about carbs that cause that unique sort of craving for them? I can eat a sauteed asparagus omelet with cheese and feel perfectly full, but even so there's often an urge to top it off with a muffin or toast. When under stress, it's carbs that do the trick. My hypothesis is that carbs have...
by Cortopassi
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Electric scooter or bike electric assist recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Electric scooter or bike electric assist recommendations

I have had a mid drive motor, Bafang BBS02 on my bike for ~3 years. https://www.bafangusadirect.com/bafang-750w-bbs02-mid-drive-motor-and-battery-p/60.htm 750W, but as expected it does make it heavier. It happens to take the same batteries that power my Ego mower, so I was able to dual use the batte...