August 6, 2021 at 2:23 am #82568
“You finally got something right.”
the nile is the longest river in africa.
the nile is the longest river in africa.
the nile is the longest river in africa.August 6, 2021 at 2:26 am #82569August 6, 2021 at 2:27 am #82570deflationistaParticipantAugust 6, 2021 at 2:31 am #82571
“I may get banned for this, but fuck off, already!”
I say you should be promoted. Not because of TAE’s prevailing attitude toward deflationista, but because you stuck your neck out and were *gasp* rude about something you felt passionate enough about to bang somebody’s cage in desperate hope they’ll get the message.
If we can’t be *gasp* rude about something we feel passionate enough about to bang somebody’s cage in desperate hope they’ll get the message, we may be less able to say NO to things like mandatory vakzinations and find our heads being banged into cages. Oh… I liked that. V-e-w-y mysterious. Cue The Sphinx:August 6, 2021 at 2:32 am #82572deflationistaParticipant
7 states now account for 1/2 of all new cases & more than 1/2 of the new hospitalizations.
They are the lowest states in vaccinations.
— Andy Slavitt 🇺🇸💉 (@ASlavitt) August 5, 2021August 6, 2021 at 2:37 am #82573Mister RobotoParticipant
I say you should be promoted.
So what do I get? A fancy title? A free box of diabetic cookies? A big, floppy ladies sun-hat with plastic fruit and flowers on it?
Seriously, though, I should probably log off for a while and go read my Star Trek book. (Yes, I know there ain’t gonna be any such future, but I read the freaking things anyway.)August 6, 2021 at 2:39 am #82574August 6, 2021 at 2:53 am #82575Mister RobotoParticipant
Oh yeah, before retreating into the wonderful world of techno-fantasy, I thought I would post something I’ve been meaning to post:August 6, 2021 at 2:55 am #82576
I recognise in deflationista something I recognise in myself: he’s a man with a mission. Something-something about anti-vaxxers are so stupid and crazy and naive and, oh, downright deplorable.
My mission is simply not to buckle to group pressure, conventions, traditions, and unexamined dogma. deflationista’s seems to be that he wants us to pull our heads out of our asses so we can smell how bad we stink. I have obliged him several times to some extent, but upon emerging found the air too thick with deflationista’s smell to notice my own.
I’ve been too busy listening to him tell us how stupid he believes we are to notice how stupid I may in fact be.
All part of that old new thing called internet discourse:
Did you set your zone to silence or echo?
What? I can’t hear you?
Would you stop SCREAMING at me!!
What?!?August 6, 2021 at 2:56 am #82577
” (Yes, I know there ain’t gonna be any such future, but I read the freaking things anyway.)”
That’s why it’s called escapist fiction, MR. And the meoldy of the original TV theme song is one of the Great Arias, imo.August 6, 2021 at 3:22 am #82578
gene roddenberry wrote lyrics to the theme just so he could take half the royalties.
The rim of the star-light
Is wand’ring in star-flight
He’ll find in star-clustered reaches
Strange love a star woman teaches.
His journey ends never
His star trek
Will go on forever.
But tell him
While he wanders his starry sea
Remember, remember me.August 6, 2021 at 3:27 am #82579
“These are your peeps”
i could not be prouder. unmask our kids! growl! grrrrrr! go peeps!August 6, 2021 at 3:36 am #82580
star trek never fails to disappoint at its rotten core, from Kirk the Jerk to those pustulent lyrics by Roddenberry. I think I’ll print them out and see if my dog wants to roll in them.August 6, 2021 at 3:42 am #82581zerosumParticipant
Likes the following data,
The World Mortality Dataset provides a more accurate picture of the number of people who died because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is available online and updated daily.
The Human Mortality Database
Our analysis (updated almost daily at https://github.com/dkobak/excess-mortality) showed statistically significant positive excess mortality in 69 out of 103 countries. Moreover, it suggests that the true COVID-19 death toll in several countries is over an order of magnitude larger than the official COVID-19 death count.
The data are sourced from the World Mortality Dataset. Excess mortality is computed relative to the baseline obtained using linear extrapolation of the 2015–19 trend. In each subplot in the figure below, gray lines are 2015–19, black line is baseline for 2020, red line is 2020, blue line is 2021. Countries are sorted by the % increase over the baseline.
Red number: excess mortality starting from the first officially reported Covid-19 death.
Gray number: excess mortality as a % of the annual baseline deaths.
Black number: excess mortality per 100,000 population.
Blue number: ratio to the daily reported Covid-19 deaths over the same period (sourced from WHO).
Lets look at Canada, one of the 34 with no excess (from jan 26 to feb 21 above the line but since then its been below the excess)
Excess mortality: deaths from all causes compared to previous yearsAugust 6, 2021 at 3:50 am #82582D Benton SmithParticipant
That wasn’t a portent, actually. It was your olfactory sense. You smelled a plague rat. . . deflationista, to be specific and explicitly personal. (deflatmo is a little slow, so if I didn’t spell it out he might not get it.) The miasma reminds of rotted troll, only stinkier. It took days to clear the stench after the last one.
So whadaya say, deflated one, are you craving a little humiliation? Here are your choices:
1. Stop being an asshole and play nice (most advisable but least likely)
2. Scuttle back into your sewer (most probable, eventually, but your learning disabilitity will make that a painfully slow realization)
3. Stay and play (obviously this is the one I want because dismantling imitation intellects like you is almost as much fun as slugging rats in the gutter.)August 6, 2021 at 3:58 am #82583choochParticipant
I read that the Secretary of Defense is expected to announce mandatory vax for all military. Originally, they were going to wait on full FDA approval which now expected by labor day. This would likely to coincide with the case peak for the delta variant.
We now know that masks, quarantines and the vaccines don’t stop the spread of the virusAugust 6, 2021 at 4:39 am #82584DarkMatterParticipant
This may indeed be “a sign of things to come”, as the jab will essentially be a requirement for remaining in the salaried class, while wage-earners will be less affected as a group by any such requirements.
Maybe the salaried class will get black overalls while the wage-earners will wear blue.August 6, 2021 at 4:49 am #82585DarkMatterParticipant
99% of those dying now were not vaccinated.
OK. But what percentage of those dying were treated with MATH+? I can agree that if MATH+ were not available people with risk factors are safer being vaccinated than not vaccinated, at least in the short term.August 6, 2021 at 4:57 am #82586August 6, 2021 at 5:30 am #82587
So suddenly I’m interested in sourcing a browser plug-in that will filter out comments from specific posters on WordPress websites. Does anyone know if such a glorious product exists?August 6, 2021 at 5:39 am #82588
Or even better, that add’s a “mute” button to the rendered screen with a user-selectable time delay (say 5 days by default).
Hey, everyone has bad days and I’d hate to lose access to a smart commenter forever for the sake of one dumb remark, but getting back to the days of parsing focused TAE comments numbering a few dozen would really crank my handle.August 6, 2021 at 5:40 am #82589
Actually I’ll settle for one one these gismos for WordPress, but if anyone is able to create one for wider life, let’s have that as a stretch goal… 😉August 6, 2021 at 10:58 am #82601
manic times, husky..
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