Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Monday, February 27, 2023
It isn't helpful to further sow division.
The "I love White People" shirt the YouTuber is selling is a big disappointment because it is something the KKK would say. It is definitely coming across as racist.
I would rather say that I love all people, or all lives matter.
Sunday, February 26, 2023
"If a smuggler brings an illegal immigrant over at a non-designated point of entry, they are liable to pay a fine, be imprisoned for up to 10 years, or both. However, this is for a single smuggled immigrant. The punishment can multiply. In addition, the following consequences can occur:
If a person is seriously injured or put into jeopardizing situations, the prison sentence rises to up to 20 years
If the smuggling results in death, the imprisonment can increase the number of years to life in prison."
Friday, February 24, 2023
A sore spot for me is the claim made by every single conservative talk show host that the vaccines do not stop the spread of COVID-19 and that we were lied to when the government said that they would. This claim is based on testimony by Janine Small to the European Union who said that they did not have time in their initial testing to determine if the vaccines stop the spread of the disease. However, those studies have since been done. I have found studies showing that the vaccines reduce the spread of COVID-19. It also makes sense that if you reduce infection then you also reduce spread. This logic is almost irrefutable, so it would be perfectly proper for the government to make this claim.
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Is this what the future holds? We might be watching our favorite actors, some long dead, simulated, with a never ending stream of AI created content. You could have Tom Hanks on TV 24/7, and the shows never repeat.
"In the next hour, Tom Hanks, Jimmy Stewart, and Charlie Chaplain take their air car on a grand tour of New Detroit. "
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Sunday, February 19, 2023
Most people on the right are very tolerant and accepting people. I don't see anyone who is actively promoting an anti-gay agenda. Not a soul. If they exist, they are a small minority. I'm here in conservative Indiana, and most people just want to live and let live.
I once ran my chess club at a Chick-Fil-A. The people there were nice and eager to please. I happened to like the food, although I haven't compared it to other fast-food chicken.
The left will attack you just for not being woke enough. If you don't actively support their position, then that makes you a racist, homophobe, or whatever. This is a divide-and-conquer strategy, and when you point out how outrageous they are being then they attack you as bigoted for disagreeing with them.
It is ironic that at 7:20 he accuses the right of being the ones with a chip on their shoulders.
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Calling people bigots for their biologically realistic point of view that men cannot women and vice-versa, is just unfair. We have a different point of view that doesn't go along with some people's fantasies. I am all for letting people live their lives until it starts imposing on the rest of us. Suddenly I have to be careful about what pronouns I use. People want to force me to lie to protect their feelings.
I think that it is equally unfair to threaten people's livelihood if they don't agree. Jordan Peterson first became famous when his job was threatened over forced speech codes. And it is still happening to him. They want to take away his license.
The left thinks that it is about diversity and inclusion, but it is not true when it comes to diversity of opinion. The left thinks that having a different opinion is harming others. If you disagree with them then they will literally try to ruin you. They want you to go away and die. You don't have the right to speak nor do you have the right to earn a living.
I've known for some time that Steve Shives has some different political opinions than I do, but that doesn't mean that I stop watching his videos. For the most part, I like his videos.
I suggest reading what J.K. Rowling wrote about Her Reasons for Speaking out on Sex and Gender Issues. I would include a link here but it would probably be deleted by the spam filter.
Saturday, February 18, 2023
Friday, February 17, 2023
Thursday, February 16, 2023
John Coffey 0 seconds ago:
There is no evidence that the spike proteins were generated locally or caused the inflammation. You would have to show a significant number of excess cases after vaccination.
It is not clear to me that the vaccine causes an excess number of these cases. There is an assumed causality that is not proven.
The U.S. Government statistics show a much lower overall death rate among the vaccinated.
The quoted study concludes with ...
"Neurological manifestations following the SARS-CoV-2 vaccination have been reported, and although they are few in number, healthcare professionals should be alert to their presentation as a high vigilance and rapid response to these events are the need of the hour. Further investigations are required to establish a definitive causal association with the currently recommended vaccines. Until then, the benefit of protection against COVID-19 for both individuals and society is far greater than the hypothesized risk of these adverse events."
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Saturday, February 11, 2023
The reason Skywalker is now LGBTQ+ comes from "a recent short story by activist writer Sam Maggs," according to Bounding Into Comics.
In a 2016 Vanity Fair article, JJ Abrams said that Star Wars needed more non-straight characters.
Mark Hamill, the actor who portrayed Skywalker, suggested in the Vanity Fair story that Skywalker "of course" is gay.
"Fans are writing and ask all these questions, 'I'm bullied in school ... I'm afraid to come out,'" said Hamill.
"They say to me, 'Could Luke be gay?' I'd say it is meant to be interpreted by the viewer ... If you think Luke is gay, of course, he is. You should not be ashamed of it. Judge Luke by his character, not by who he loves."
Friday, February 10, 2023
However there are problems with the review's methodology and its underpinning assumptions about transmission.
An RCT comparing occasional versus continuous use of respirators in health care workers showed N95 respirators and surgical masks were equally ineffective when only worn occasionally by hospital workers. They had to wear them all the time at work to be protected.
We also combined only apples and apples in a meta-analysis of two RCTs conducted in exactly the same way and measuring the same interventions and outcomes. We found N95 respirators provide significant protection against respiratory infections when surgical masks did not, even against infections assumed to be "droplet spread".
Thursday, February 9, 2023
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Sunday, February 5, 2023
Saturday, February 4, 2023
I thought that actual Greenhouses prevent convection, which is different than CO2 which absorbs and re-emits infrared photons.
I heard that convection is an important part of how our atmosphere loses heat.
I also had heard that the infrared photon knocks an electron to a higher orbital, and then 3 nanoseconds later the electron falls back down to the lower orbital and re-emits an infrared photon. The net effect is to scatter the photons in a random direction since quantum physics acts somewhat randomly.
Photons are force-carrying particles. They carry electromagnetic force. In order for the temperature to increase, there would have to be a gain of kinetic energy because heat is the motion of molecules. Does the vibration of the molecule convert electromagnetic force to kinetic energy? So I am wondering what percentage of the infrared photons gets converted to kinetic energy, and what percentage gets re-emitted?
Friday, February 3, 2023
Thursday, February 2, 2023
One solution would be medical savings accounts with price competition.
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
“Objectivity Has Got To Go”: News Leaders Call for the End of Objective Journalism – JONATHAN TURLEY