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by Maddy
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Major Measels Outbreak Fearred in Washington State (anti-vaxxers)
Replies: 56
Views: 976

Re: Major Measels Outbreak Fearred in Washington State (anti-vaxxers)

You can't make this up. Hold on to your hat. It's being reported that a major driver behind the anti-vaccination movement is Russian disinformation. https://www.rferl.org/a/are-russian-trolls-saving-measles-from-extinction/29768471.html Forge director Robert Califf, a former commissioner of the U.S....
by Maddy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Green New Deal
Replies: 34
Views: 737

Re: The Green New Deal

I wouldn't be half surprised if she quits. The reality of how things work and of who's in charge is likely to come as quite a jolt to her.
by Maddy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Major Measels Outbreak Fearred in Washington State (anti-vaxxers)
Replies: 56
Views: 976

Re: Major Measels Outbreak Fearred in Washington State (anti-vaxxers)

If we've learned anything over the last ten years, it's the extent to which we've been blissfully naive about who controls things and about the sociopathic policies that have been pursued in our name but without our knowledge or consent. One of the things that impacts my assessment of the vaccine is...
by Maddy
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Major Measels Outbreak Fearred in Washington State (anti-vaxxers)
Replies: 56
Views: 976

Re: Major Measels Outbreak Fearred in Washington State (anti-vaxxers)

Without meaning to fall into the "golden age" fallacy, I do wonder why risks generally thought statistically quite negligible 50 years ago loom so large today. Are people's immune systems shot from all the environmental crap we're exposed to? Have bugs become more virulent? No. What the H are you a...
by Maddy
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Green New Deal
Replies: 34
Views: 737

Re: The Green New Deal

Yeah, because nobody will buy the bonds.
by Maddy
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Major Measels Outbreak Fearred in Washington State (anti-vaxxers)
Replies: 56
Views: 976

Re: Major Measels Outbreak Fearred in Washington State (anti-vaxxers)

What’s the alternative? Sparta? Eugenics? Leave Stephen Hawking and his wheelchair on an ice floe? That fate seems acceptable enough for those of us who can budget no more than about $200 a year for health care and who are indignant enough about the alternative (Medicaid) to refuse it. You kind of ...
by Maddy
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why cryptocurrencies are a terrible idea
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Why cryptocurrencies are a terrible idea

Cryptocurrencies are probably the best investment around. If you believe, as I do, that they're the prototype for a centralized digital monetary system, it makes all the sense in the world to keep them good and inflated until all the kinks in the system get worked out. Think about it: Why spend tril...
by Maddy
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Major Measels Outbreak Fearred in Washington State (anti-vaxxers)
Replies: 56
Views: 976

Re: Major Measels Outbreak Fearred in Washington State (anti-vaxxers)

Without meaning to fall into the "golden age" fallacy, I do wonder why risks generally thought statistically quite negligible 50 years ago loom so large today. Are people's immune systems shot from all the environmental crap we're exposed to? Have bugs become more virulent? I'm going to take a wild ...
by Maddy
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Goddamn mountain lions
Replies: 14
Views: 328

Re: Goddamn mountain lions

Cougars have become a real problem in this area. Not too long ago, my dog treed a cub in a wooded area just outside of my house. I heard lots of big branches breaking, and my dog was going crazy at the base of the tree, leading me to believe that she had probably treed a small bear. I finally got my...
by Maddy
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Major Measels Outbreak Fearred in Washington State (anti-vaxxers)
Replies: 56
Views: 976

Re: Major Measels Outbreak Fearred in Washington State (anti-vaxxers)

I'm old enough to remember being intentionally exposed before the age of 7 to not only measles but to mumps and chicken pox. The thought was that these illnesses were easily weathered by kids but could create problems if contracted later on in life. You've really got to wonder about today's "spare n...
by Maddy
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Jack Bogle has died
Replies: 18
Views: 611

Re: Jack Bogle has died

Did you know this about John Bogle?

John Bogle on Quaker values
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL-r ... g12PVgxKOw
by Maddy
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Looks like HB was correct about offshore assets
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Looks like HB was correct about offshore assets

Who would have thought that people would embrace the idea of paying for nearly everything with credit and debit cards? Any sort of privacy was lost at that point, leaving for the future yet another equally dim cause for anxiety: the possibility that the centralized monetary authority could make your...