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    I doubt things will be much skewed. Not many...

    I doubt things will be much skewed.

    Not many people (until now) show up in a hospital with a fever and a dry cough for several days, suddently have trouble breathing, and then drown in their own...
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    Pretty sure anyone with "Carbide" in their name...

    Pretty sure anyone with "Carbide" in their name has to be a good man.
  3. Thanks for that update.

    Thanks for that update.
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    If I understand you, the idea is that people in...

    If I understand you, the idea is that people in areas with more NO2 pollution and pollution in general (which we know can cause respiratory problems) will have worse respiratory responses to the...
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    TR, good to have you back with us!

    TR, good to have you back with us!
  6. Even though I used to live not all that far from...

    Even though I used to live not all that far from Walton, KY I had to look it up.

    How's the greater Cincinnati area doing so far?
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    I'd agree with that. It will likely take...

    I'd agree with that. It will likely take something more like climate change or nuclear winter or the backlash from extreme inequality to take down civilization. Maybe even take out the last chimp...
  8. Far as I can tell there are two answers to that....

    Far as I can tell there are two answers to that.

    First, is that the measures HAVE slowed things down. Everyone talks about "exponential growth" but what matters is the exponent. In my own...
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    Mitigation tip #233 . . .

    Mitigation tip #233 . . .
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    Seems it's a pretty complicated history. 9100...

    Seems it's a pretty complicated history. 9100 isn't far off. Neither are you.
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    It's TDS type 2 . . . Trump Defense Syndrome. ...

    It's TDS type 2 . . . Trump Defense Syndrome. Something like a thousand posts of late. World is still hoping for a cure for both type 1 and type 2.
  12. Benefits of a face shield vs face mask? Seems...

    Benefits of a face shield vs face mask?

    Seems to me a clear face shield might be a good step, especially for someone with a thick beard. It would do most of the four things a face mask does:

    1)...
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    Here's the promised joke, now circulating: ...

    Here's the promised joke, now circulating:

    Sometime this year, we taxpayers will likely receive another economic stimulus.
    It is indeed a very exciting program, and I’ll explain it by using a Q&A...
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    I'm guessing you converted to the Alexandria...

    I'm guessing you converted to the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez school of new economics? Where it doesn't matter if we just give stuff away and go into debt?

    The data you've posted above (good stuff)...
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    It's kind of complicated, but I think CarbideBob...

    It's kind of complicated, but I think CarbideBob is mostly right - at least eventually.

    Consumer spending is said to be 70% of the economy.

    Now, if you make tooling for, say, Boeing it doesn't...
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    Related to that massive increase in...

    Related to that massive increase in administrators, is the number of of them required to handle insurance billing. As a young man, I'd walk into a doctor's office and one front desk and billing...
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    Not sure we know all the facts here. Far as I...

    Not sure we know all the facts here.

    Far as I can tell, it's something like this. The Captain sees a hundred stricken and knows it could shortly be a thousand. His carrier surely isn't going...
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    Thanks for the thoughtful and complete response....

    Thanks for the thoughtful and complete response.

    I'm the sort of person who's wired to look at something and wonder how it could be improved. Back when I was spending most all my time inside our...
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    If we were going to make up a report card for any...

    If we were going to make up a report card for any President, here are some things that might go on it. We can ask how our policies have helped or hindered:


    - Sustainable economy, growth while...
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    Cal, who among those in the Executive branch (the...

    Cal, who among those in the Executive branch (the ones Trump can hire and fire) would you suggest are swamp creatures in need of firing? Name, rank, and firing offense?

    My own list, just to kick...
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    Just curious. What failures, if any, do you...

    Just curious. What failures, if any, do you thing the chief executive of the US might be accountable for?
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    That looks like a pretty healthy business to me. ...

    That looks like a pretty healthy business to me. Just as a check, what are your profits after taxes and anything else not counted above?

    As others have said, things like the ratio between...
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    Thanks for the post. On an tangent, I've had a...

    Thanks for the post. On an tangent, I've had a dozens of scans in my ten years and noticed at least three errors in test reports. Cases where the original radiologist, doing dozens of reports a...
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    $90 million spent in China would actually have...

    $90 million spent in China would actually have been a brilliant investment. If you read the CDC mission statement - one of its goals is to fight epidemics before they reach our borders. Much as...
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    It's certainly true there's no utopia. Every...

    It's certainly true there's no utopia. Every country has its problems. The best ones recognize and try to fix them.

    I do think, growing up after WWII, the US was about as good is it got for a...
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