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Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

rs79 What if I told you there's a cure? (119 comments)

I realize extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. But rather than make it easy let me show you how to find things like this

Maybe you can figure this out too. Let's play a game.

Google "ebola gabon immunity" (without the quotes)

You'll find some newspaper articles, the French one points to a PLOS paper. In that paper find what man and bat have in common. It's near the end and obvious.

Now go to google scholar and google "ebola zaire selenium" and find THAT 1995 paper.

Now look at where Africa fits into South America. Look up the obvious food product in the NIH papers. Remember what man and bat have in common.

Any idea why of the Americans in America who caught EBOV, a disease that's 70.8% fatal not one died?

Have you seen the numbers in Africa? What are they. Calculate the r-naught and look right around mid october. Notice anything different?

The NIH was told how to fix this on Oct 17.

TFN is from Oct 9. Y'all can stand down. And my, weren't those racial epithets just charming.

4 hours ago

Prospects Rise For a 2015 UN Climate Deal, But Likely To Be Weak

rs79 Re: Single-year does not make a decadal trend. (145 comments)

I'm sorry, you're full of shit and don't have a clue what you're talking about. When you disagree with NASA and CERN and the fossil record you better be able to also drop an SUV on mars from a rocket powered skycrane and hold all the worlds antimatter.

The IPCC has not been right about anything, ever, and if you don't think 75% error is meaningful then 2+2=7 is for you.

You wouldn't happen to be the recipient of a climate grant would you?

"The problem is we don't know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn't happened,” Lovelock said.

“The climate is doing its usual tricks. There’s nothing much really happening yet. We were supposed to be halfway toward a frying world now,” he said.

“The world has not warmed up very much since the millennium. Twelve years is a reasonable time it (the temperature) has stayed almost constant, whereas it should have been rising -- carbon dioxide is rising, no question about that,” he added.
"'I made a mistake'

As “an independent and a loner,” he said he did not mind saying “All right, I made a mistake.” He claimed a university or government scientist might fear an admission of a mistake would lead to the loss of funding."

Oh fuck. The F word. F-f-f-f-f-uding.


"Warming" -> http://www.nature.com/nclimate...

If you have some other explanations of all these or proof of a warming world this might be a good time to drag it out.


3 days ago

How the World's Agricultural Boom Has Changed CO2 Cycles

rs79 Riiiight. (183 comments)

However, the last 50 years has seen the size of this swing has increase by as 50%, for reasons that aren't fully understood. "

The fact we've cut 40% of the worlds trees down in the past 100 years are nothing to do with this. What does NASA know anyway?

Who writes this stuff?

Plants producing net CO2 gain has to be the the most asinine thing I've ever read about Co2.

Contraindication: http://www.liebertpub.com/MCon...

3 days ago

Ukraine's IT Brigade Supports the Troops

rs79 I call bullshit (140 comments)

Russia didn't invade at all. It was a part of Russia and Russia *gave* it to Ukraine. There's a bilateral treaty between the two nations whereby Russia can have up to 25,000 troops there and Russia has had 16,000 troops there. They were there last month, they were there last year. Plus nearly everyone there is Russian. Who just gave a 96% mandate to rejoin Russia and GTFO of Ukraine which is in the middle of a Kosovo/Sarajevo style civil war with (hundreds of) Ukranians being killed by other Ukrainians - leftists, being killed by neo-Nazis and outright fascists. The Crimeans want out and who could blame them? Nobody has died in Crimea and they want to keep it that way, and then there's the Chevron fracking deal with the Ukraine that Crimea won't have to suffer through. How could this possibly be called an invasion? Read the background on Crimea, Russia and the Ukraine here and here.

Here is a *partial* list of US invasions:

The list does not include the 1801-1805 US Marine Barbary War operations against Barbary pirates based in Morocco , Algeria , Tunisia and Libya , and also ignores massive US subversion of virtually all countries in the world.

(1) American Indian nations (1776 onwards, American Indian Genocide; 1803, Louisiana Purchase; 1844, Indians banned from east of the Mississippi; 1861 onwards, California genocide; 1890, Lakota Indians massacre), (2) Mexico (1836-1846; 1913; 1914-1918; 1923), (3) Nicaragua (1856-1857; 1894; 1896; 1898; 1899; 1907; 1910; 1912-1933; 1981-1990), (4) American forces deployed against Americans (1861-1865, Civil War; 1892; 1894; 1898; 1899-1901; 1901; 1914; 1915; 1920-1921; 1932; 1943; 1967; 1968; 1970; 1973; 1992; 2001), (5), Argentina (1890), (6), Chile (1891; 1973), (7) Haiti (1891; 1914-1934; 1994; 2004-2005), (8) Hawaii (1893-), (9) China (1895-1895; 1898-1900; 1911-1941; 1922-1927; 1927-1934; 1948-1949; 1951-1953; 1958), (10) Korea (1894-1896; 1904-1905; 1951-1953), (11) Panama (1895; 1901-1914; 1908; 1912; 1918-1920; 1925; 1958; 1964; 1989-), (12) Philippines (1898-1910; 1948-1954; 1989; 2002-), (13) Cuba (1898-1902; 1906-1909; 1912; 1917-1933; 1961; 1962), (14) Puerto Rico (1898-; 1950; ); (15) Guam (1898-), (16) Samoa (1899-), (17) Honduras (1903; 1907; 1911; 1912; 1919; 1924-1925; 1983-1989), (18) Dominican Republic (1903-1904; 1914; 1916-1924; 1965-1966), (19) Germany (1917-1918; 1941-1945; 1948; 1961), (20) Russia (1918-1922), (21) Yugoslavia (1919; 1946; 1992-1994; 1999), (22) Guatemala (1920; 1954; 1966-1967), (23) Turkey (1922), (24) El Salvador (1932; 1981-1992), (25) Italy (1941-1945); (26) Morocco (1941-1945), (27) France (1941-1945), (28) Algeria (1941-1945), (29) Tunisia (1941-1945), (30) Libya (1941-1945; 1981; 1986; 1989; 2011), (31) Egypt (1941-1945; 1956; 1967; 1973; 2013), (32) India (1941-1945), (33) Burma (1941-1945), (34) Micronesia (1941-1945), (35) Papua New Guinea (1941-1945), (36) Vanuatu (1941-1945), (37) Austria (1941-1945), (38) Hungary (1941-1945), (39) Japan (1941-1945), (40) Iran (1946; 1953; 1980; 1984; 1987-1988; ), (41) Uruguay (1947), (42) Greece (1947-1949), (43) Vietnam (1954; 1960-1975), (44) Lebanon (1958; 1982-1984), (45) Iraq (1958; 1963; 1990-1991; 1990-2003; 1998; 2003-2011), (46) Laos (1962-), (47) Indonesia (1965), (48) Cambodia (1969-1975; 1975), (49) Oman (1970), (50) Laos (1971-1973), (51) Angola (1976-1992), (52) Grenada (1983-1984), (53) Bolivia (1986; ), (54) Virgin Islands (1989), (55) Liberia (1990; 1997; 2003), (56) Saudi Arabia (1990-1991), (57) Kuwait (1991), (58) Somalia (1992-1994; 2006), (59) Bosnia (1993-), (60) Zaire (Congo) (1996-1997), (61) Albania (1997), (62) Sudan (1998), (63) Afghanistan (1998; 2001-), (64) Yemen (2000; 2002-), (65) Macedonia (2001), (66) Colombia (2002-), (67) Pakistan (2005-), (68) Syria (2008; 2011-), (69) Uganda (2011), (70) Mali (2013), (71) Niger (2013).

Things that led up to this:
"austerity" to pay back the banksters
US interference
Neo-Nazi insurgents
Kiev state sponsored violence
Chevron's fracking deal with Ukraine
Russia doesn't recognize the interim Kiev government yet continues subsidies and aid. The US and EU recognize the Kiev government yet haven't given even a penny.
Why do some Eastern Ukrainis want to rejoin Russia? It's less about ethnic ties and more about the fact that the area is basically Ukraine's Detroit and people have forgotten just enough about the "good old days" to be nostalgic for them.
Apr. 21 2014 - Stalin victims include Crimean Tatars rehabilitated by Putin decree
Apr 24 2014 - American duplicity with regards to Ukraine
May 1 2014 - It's not Russia that's pushed Ukraine to the brink of war
May 14,2014 - Son of US VP Joe Biden appointed to board of major Ukrainian gas company
Oct, 2014 - unearthing graves of Kiev's victems.

4 days ago

"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

rs79 Re:So close, so far (555 comments)

Barbie is a manager. Coding is for suckers.


about a week ago

Number of Coders In Congress To Triple (From One To Three)

rs79 Bad news (162 comments)

They're COBOL programmers.

about a week ago

Elon Musk's Next Mission: Internet Satellites

rs79 Ever use sat internet? (74 comments)

Good for movies (except bandwidth is REALLY expensive) and the ping times to space and back make ssh unusable.

about three weeks ago

When We Don't Like the Solution, We Deny the Problem

rs79 You can not prove truth with a lie (282 comments)

Why is formal logic not mandatory in grades 9 through 13 ?


""Ice cores from Summit show that melting events of this type occur about once every 150 years on average. With the last one happening in 1889, this event is right on time," says Lora Koenig, a Nasa Goddard glaciologist and a member of the research team analyzing the satellite data"

When a 150 year melt cycle is "right on time" scientists question how this can happen in a warming world.

Hansen may have had something to do with the headline of this article "Satellites See Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt"

Technically it's correct, there were no satellites 150 years ago. ut an unprecedented cyclical event?

Mr. Hansen left NASA shortly after this - he's the guy that complained the government was muzzling scientists. Personally I think he's clinically insane. Turns out he and the other tat were paid by a company owned by a company that Al Gore ownss to raise a fuss. As a liberal i'm appalled and no longer have faith in the Democratic party (not an uncommon sentiment, and fear not I have less faith in the mean spirited party of thugs formetly kown as th GOP) and fuckit I may move to Scotland or Norway. Their governments are not perfect but atleast they'r not for sale.

about three weeks ago

Study: Past Climate Change Was Caused by Ocean, Not Just the Atmosphere

rs79 NASA disagrees (185 comments)


Of course NASA is used to doing this.

Doubled CO2 means under 2 degrees warming

"8th December 2010 13:24 GMT - A group of top NASA and NOAA scientists say that current climate models predicting global warming are far too gloomy, and have failed to properly account for an important cooling factor which will come into play as CO2 levels rise."

""Ice cores from Summit show that melting events of this type occur about once every 150 years on average. With the last one happening in 1889, this event is right on time," says Lora Koenig, a Goddard glaciologist and a member of the research team analyzing the satellite data. "

Why would a 150 year melt cycle be "right on time" in warming world? Never mind somebody made the headline "Unprecedented melting of Greenland ice".

How can a cyclical even be unprecedented?

I believe Mr. Hansen left shortly after this. I could be wrong but I think it was around that time.

about 1 month ago

Scientists Engineer Cancer-Killing Stem Cells

rs79 Re:The bottom line (46 comments)

Because there is huge money in research and drug development?

about a month ago

Scientists Engineer Cancer-Killing Stem Cells

rs79 Is it really new? (46 comments)

Gerry Potter's research led to what he calls "pro-drug paradigm" that is it's not a drug, it's turned into a drug by something, then becomes active.

I met one of this guys friends in Starbucks once and we became good friends and he explained a bunch of this stuff to me. Here's the short version:

The Cytochrome P450 enzyme CYP1B1 [1] only occurs in cancer cells [2][3]. When certain phytoallexins such as resveratrol and salvestrol are ingested these phytoalexins are converted by the P450 enzyme into piceatannol [4], which is fatal to cancer cells but not human cells [5][6].

  [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...
  [2] http://cancerres.aacrjournals....
  [3] http://secure.salvestrol.ca/se...
  [4] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...
  [5] http://www.nature.com/bjc/jour...
  [6] http://www.orthomolecular.org/...

Here's some articles and stuff:

"Prostate cancer drug so effective trial stopped"


Pat ettenttion to the colors on this map: http://www.cancerresearchuk.or...

If you poke around you can find cliical repoets online. All people seem to get better and this stuff has been around since 2007.

So, I think they're on to something here... and it may be a a way to Patent Potter's second discovery (based on CYP1B1) which is not patentable. His first discovery based on CYP17 was patentable and sold for two billion untested.

They're awfully skint on the biochemical explanation.

about a month ago

Days After Shooting, Canada Proposes New Restrictions On and Offline

rs79 We have always been at war with Oceania. (308 comments)

Under the table Winston's feet made convulsive movements. He had not stirred from his seat, but in his mind he was running, swiftly running, he was with the crowds outside, cheering himself deaf. He looked up again at the portrait of Big Brother. The colossus that bestrode the world! The rock against which the hordes of Asia dashed themselves in vain! He thought how ten minutes ago -- yes, only ten minutes -- there had still been equivocation in his heart as he wondered whether the news from the front would be of victory or defeat. Ah, it was more than a Eurasian army that had perished! Much had changed in him since that first day in the Ministry of Love, but the final, indispensable, healing change had never happened, until this moment.

The voice from the telescreen was still pouring forth its tale of prisoners and booty and slaughter, but the shouting outside had died down a little. The waiters were turning back to their work. One of them approached with the gin bottle. Winston, sitting in a blissful dream, paid no attention as his glass was filled up. He was not running or cheering any longer. He was back in the Ministry of Love, with everything forgiven, his soul white as snow. He was in the public dock, confessing everything, implicating everybody. He was walking down the white-tiled corridor, with the feeling of walking in sunlight, and an armed guard at his back. The longhoped-for bullet was entering his brain.

He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark moustache. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.

about a month ago

Shooting At Canadian Parliament

rs79 Sounds familiar (529 comments)

Saudi's blow up WTC - bomb Iraq.

Quebec guy snipes Ottara - bomb Iraq.


about a month ago

Canada Will Ship 800 Doses of Experimental Ebola Drug to WHO

rs79 I know why it does't work (102 comments)

And when you're sick of people dying. Call me. Remember this.

about a month ago

Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?

rs79 Re:Obama's October Surprise (279 comments)

I know schizophrenia when I see it.

You need to get some help buddy. People will want to talk to you again if you do it. When you're tired of this, go.

about a month and a half ago

Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?

rs79 Re:Constitution is plenty fine. (279 comments)

"Damn liberals, wanting waste money on Ebola research that only black people get."

I don't think you understand public health policy. And this is your job? Wow.

about a month and a half ago

Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?

rs79 Re: "crisis"? Hardly! (279 comments)

They say now it's on the skin and fluids don't matter, also it lived for several hours. Bleach kills it.

Now about all those touch screens in lobbies and elevators and...

about a month and a half ago



A trip around Africa

rs79 rs79 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

rs79 writes "A couple in Calgary Alberta said goodbye to their kids and grandkids and took off for a trip around the African continent in a Toyota Land Cruiser, filming as they went.

It's a fascinating and compelling series of videos, some parts of Africa are better than we think, but the bad parts, they're as bad as we've heard if not worse.

Either way it's a nice slice of what a handful of African countries are really like in a day to day basis. Much great footage including feeding African Cichlids in Lake Malawi and the legendary red ochre painted semi naked nomads, The Himba in Angola and Namibia.

I spent a few days pulling stills out of the video so you can in one glance have a look at the best scenes from all the videos at once."

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Elephant control in Zimbabwe

rs79 rs79 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

rs79 writes "By now everyone in the domain industry has seen Godaddy's CEO Bob Parsons home movie hunting elephants, but an analysis of the tape suggests that getting elephants out of a field of sorghum might not require a rifle and the death of the CITES listed endangered animal and that a flashlight itself might suffice."
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Hippocratic oath should apply to animal welfare

rs79 rs79 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

rs79 writes "Reports come out than some animals or another is endangered, so it goes on a list of endangered animals and you'd think this would help. But, listings like this make it difficult if not impossible for anyone less than a large institution to captive breed the animal, and in the case of material already breeding in captivity, you're now a criminal. Consider the case of the flame sided garter..."
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Physical teather for Andoid G1/Dream phone

rs79 rs79 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

rs79 writes "Cel phones have usually had a hole in them you can attach a lanyard to. I use a coil or glow in the dark urethane cord with a backup coil of back attached to my belt loop with one of those triangular mountain climbing attachment thingamajigs. This has stopped my all too frequent loss of cel phones — I'm embarrassed to say how many just slid out of my pocket and just went away in the past two years.

I have a new HTC Dream phone and it is a dream. But it's got no hole. I can't physically attach it to anything. A case isn't the answer, I want to attach my glow coil of urethane to it it for no other reason it makes it really easy to find in the dark, plus its for all intents and purposes, unbreakable.

But how am I supposed to attach the tether cord to it? Is there somewhere I can in theory drill a hole?

The best idea I have so far is to use liquid urethane glue, very carefully, but a) this will looked like half baked ass and b) I'm not sure it'll stick to the Teflon like exterior. Some plastics react better to adhesives than others.

What would you do?"

Broadband stimulus package

rs79 rs79 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

rs79 writes "Will the broadband stimulus package serve those who need it or enhance entrenched providers through horribly flawed policy at NTIA. Feld argues the latter."
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Clinton answers calls for Firefox in State Dept

rs79 rs79 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

rs79 writes "At the 26:33 mark of a State Department question and answer session Hillary Clinton answers calls from an employee requesting to use the Firefox web browser. Hilarity ensues. Citing costs, to which the audience cheers "it's free", an explanation is given by a state dept staffer about the cost of free software followed by an appeal by Ms. Clinton to let the government know whenever something is done in a very cost ineffective manner at the 29:10 mark."
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What a Texas town can teach us about health care.

rs79 rs79 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

rs79 writes "From The New Yorker: The greatest threat to Americas fiscal health is not Social Security, President Barack Obama said in a March speech at the White House. Its not the investments that weve made to rescue our economy during this crisis. By a wide margin, the biggest threat to our nations balance sheet is the skyrocketing cost of health care. Its not even close. "Our countrys health care is by far the most expensive in the world."

"McAllen (texas) calls itself the Square Dance Capital of the World. Lonesome Dove was set around here.

"McAllen has another distinction, too: it is one of the most expensive health-care markets in the country. Only Miamiwhich has much higher labor and living costsspends more per person on health care. In 2006, Medicare spent fifteen thousand dollars per enrollee here, almost twice the national average. The income per capita is twelve thousand dollars. In other words, Medicare spends three thousand dollars more per person here than the average person earns.""

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