Out of the Blue

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Vaccine: What happened when identical twins got COVID?

I think the most interesting thing is that misinformation appears to be much more nurture than nature. I would have thought that there might have been at least some genetic component to gullibility, but it appears that it's completely environment based. Granted, this is a sample size of two...
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Sep 8, 2021, 00:34
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i have to thank you blue, i get dinner and see a play with a jewish friend every year or two around this time and i steal this rosh hoshanah joke from you as often as not.
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Sep 7, 2021, 22:49
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Sep 7, 2021, 22:49
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 17:18:
Acleacius wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 15:57:
Oh yes, town building in a desert during the greatest Fresh Water shortage in history of the planet. Punch

Damn sad someone else had to suffer and die of covid. But this is 'huge' in medicine and science to have, Double Blind evidence.
Double blind with an IQ kicker.
Billy left behind a wife, three children, his mother and three brothers.
All for want of a vaccine.
Oh wait, the vaccine is free, and available at your local 5 and Dime.
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True but at least half the planet falls under cult like influence in one way or another.
It's clear, here in the US the politicos and violent extremists, are having luck recruiting evangelicals and antivaxers.
the proud boys/girls have been literally going to churches incognito to recruit new members, since before the Insurrection.
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Marcus: Bullies. Tiny dick egotists who hurt people for no reason, make people lock their doors at night. People who make general existence worse, people like you. I f*cking hate people like you!
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Viking yacht
Sep 7, 2021, 17:51
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Viking yacht Sep 7, 2021, 17:51
Sep 7, 2021, 17:51
 
Your Honor, I know why it sunk. Tree-ring data found the wood for the boat had been cut before 1070.
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Sep 7, 2021, 17:18
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Business cards?

Christ, I haven't used one in two decades. Now we just exchange emails and github repos.
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Sep 7, 2021, 17:18
 
Acleacius wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 15:57:
Oh yes, town building in a desert during the greatest Fresh Water shortage in history of the planet. Punch

Damn sad someone else had to suffer and die of covid. But this is 'huge' in medicine and science to have, Double Blind evidence.
Double blind with an IQ kicker.
Billy left behind a wife, three children, his mother and three brothers.
All for want of a vaccine.
Oh wait, the vaccine is free, and available at your local 5 and Dime.
sigh
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Business cards died with phone cameras.
I carry them but most just take a snapshot and give it back.
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Sep 7, 2021, 16:34
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Sep 7, 2021, 16:34
 
No... i gave someone a business card today and exchange them with other professionals at least once a week.

Of course i live in a red state where people have not gone completely insane like most blue states... or Austrailia.
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Sep 7, 2021, 15:57
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Oh yes, town building in a desert during the greatest Fresh Water shortage in history of the planet. Punch

Damn sad someone else had to suffer and die of covid. But this is 'huge' in medicine and science to have, Double Blind evidence.
Scorpio Slasher: What about you boy, what do hate?
Marcus: Bullies. Tiny dick egotists who hurt people for no reason, make people lock their doors at night. People who make general existence worse, people like you. I f*cking hate people like you!
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Sep 7, 2021, 15:28
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Bill Borre wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 11:49:
I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home

I wonder if anybody has ever used that line to parody Luke Skywalker growing up to be a serial killer since they're supposed to start off with animals.

Will no one think of the stormtroopers?
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Sep 7, 2021, 14:26
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It's easy to forget because of the name, but womp rats are two METERS large, like the size of wolves and just as nasty in feral packs... They'd roam around destroying farm equipment and attacking people, so of course they were hunted.
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Sep 7, 2021, 13:58
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Bill Borre wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 11:49:
I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home

I wonder if anybody has ever used that line to parody Luke Skywalker growing up to be a serial killer since they're supposed to start off with animals.

That's how dear old dad started going over to the dark side. Unless it was pest control because the womp rats were getting into the moisture vaporators. Still, that would be pretty irresponsible shooting lasers around technology like that. Then again, he did blow up the Death Star and nary a single thought or tear for all the (sub)contractors used on the thing that him and his precious Rebellion murdered.
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Sep 7, 2021, 13:56
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Wow, that was an interesting short doc. I'd never heard of that incident before. As always it reconfirms my complete conviction in the stupidity and irresponsibility of most people. Glowing blue substance found in scientific machine in cancer treatment lab and not a one of them thought, 'Hrm, manhandling this may not be the best idea.'


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Sep 7, 2021, 12:52
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10 musicians who refused to let "Weird Al" Yankovic parody their songs

Wait a minute. I remember him parodying Prince in a video. The one with Weird AL yelling "Lookout! Lookout! Lookout!" whenever Prince drove the motorcycle. It was also the one with Prince getting up out of the bath tub and Weird Al yelling "No, really! That's ok!".

I'm trying to remember which song it was. I was up too late working last night.
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I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home

I wonder if anybody has ever used that line to parody Luke Skywalker growing up to be a serial killer since they're supposed to start off with animals.
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Sep 7, 2021, 11:35
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We're lucky the cancer treatment machine in Juarez, Mexico (El Paso, Tx) didn't contain Cesium 137 powder and used Cobalt 60 pellets instead.
https://www.nytimes.com/1984/05/01/science/nuclear-spill-at-juarez-looms-as-one-of-worst.html
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