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Twitter is mad at Nate Silver because he thinks pausing the J&J vaccine will cause vaccine hesitancy. I think they're still mad at him for the Trump polls in 2016.

https://twitter.com/NateSilver538/status/1381925025964515330?s=20
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6 cases out of 7 million people. What a disaster. This is going to get people killed. And it's going to create more vaccine hesitancy. These people don't understand cost-benefit analysis. They keep making mistakes by orders of magnitude.


Seems like a reasonable take on the situation. People are already a bit crazy from the year of lockdowns, and politics, and general weirdness.

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Hopefully the media won't go bananas and make everyone afraid for the clicks.

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Oh, I just found out it seems to be younger women getting the blood clots. Maybe they already take birth control, and that is a factor. I hope they get it sorted out.

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Maybe that's why birth control needs a prescription?  To identify possible risk factors?

It seems to me that maybe they should just focus J&J on the parts of the population that are a lower risk of clots.

Yes, it seems to be only women getting blood clots from the J&J vaccine. Why not encourage men to take it instead? I can't remember what the risk group for women is at the moment, but I don't think it's all women either.

OH, also they prescribe birth control to women even if they have risk factors. They're just aware of them.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/13/us/politics/johnson-johnson-vaccine-blood-clots-fda-cdc.html

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WASHINGTON — Federal health agencies on Tuesday called for an immediate pause in use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine after six recipients in the United States developed a rare disorder involving blood clots within about two weeks of vaccination.

All six recipients were women between the ages of 18 and 48. One woman died and a second woman in Nebraska has been hospitalized in critical condition.

Nearly seven million people in the United States have received Johnson & Johnson shots so far, and roughly nine million more doses have been shipped out to the states, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

6 people out of 7 million! More women get blood clots from hormonal birth control (about 1 in a 1000).

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Another mass shooting...
« on: April 13, 2021, 06:13:56 AM »
What policies?

Just look to Tennessee right now.
There is a policy in Tennessee that has to do with gay people?

ETA: I could not access the article you linked, so I looked it up elsewhere.

I fail to see how the laws regarding sexual harassment in the workplace do not already address all the issues regarding all of these complaints.

It simply seems to me people wanting deferential treatment, which equates to different treatment, which is antithetical to the entire concept of meritocracy at work.

Put simply, while at work, focus on the work at hand and not all the other crap which has no business at work in the first place.

From the article -

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a law Lee signed last month that requires athletes at public middle and high schools to play on the team that aligns with their sex as determined at birth. (Lee, in a statement, has said the law will "preserve women's athletics and ensure fair competition.")

It's got nothing to do with sexual orientation.


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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Facebook hacked
« on: April 12, 2021, 03:20:52 PM »
Everyone should use uBlock Origin.

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The Lounge / Re: Aussie wildlife
« on: April 12, 2021, 03:05:16 PM »
I can tell you from my experience, that this guy is right.

I can tell you from my experience, that this guy is a spambot.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing
« on: April 12, 2021, 10:46:18 AM »


Every time I get a spam call from Micanopy I think of this song. Also, my brain insists it should by my canopy.

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DNS is banned for 30 minutes. That will teach him.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: gaming platforms
« on: April 12, 2021, 06:37:31 AM »
Gamecube is the only console I still use occasionally.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Facebook hacked
« on: April 12, 2021, 06:28:40 AM »
https://twitter.com/zamaan_qureshi/status/1381337384927830021?s=20
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So I decided to download my Facebook data after learning I was a part of the 533m breach.

Clicked on a folder called “your_off_facebook_activity” and was unsurprised to learn that Facebook is following me all over the internet.

You can turn that feature off, but Facebook will still track you.

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The Lounge / Re: I'm new
« on: April 11, 2021, 07:43:21 AM »
Hello, I'm nearly certain you are not a bot, but just to be sure tell us what you need advice about.

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Flat Earth General / MOVED: I'm new
« on: April 11, 2021, 07:42:27 AM »

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: X Gon' Give It To Ya
« on: April 10, 2021, 11:56:01 AM »
OH, well that makes sense. People were probably saying he was dead when he was still in a coma.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: X Gon' Give It To Ya
« on: April 10, 2021, 11:02:55 AM »
What, are you serious? lol

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: April 10, 2021, 11:00:49 AM »
https://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-army-racial-injustice-riots-only-on-ap-480e95d9d075a0a946e837c3156cdcb9

This is all very interesting. This is from an internal document by the Pentagon.

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He may not have had a license, but now I don't remember. I know he was driving his sister's car, and she tried to pressure my friend not to write her impact statement or testify against him. I think his family has protected him for a long time, but he hadn't killed anyone before. He's not a teenager, either. He's in his forties, at least.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: X Gon' Give It To Ya
« on: April 09, 2021, 01:20:30 PM »


I always loved the way almost all his songs were trying to start a fight.

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I don't know what the answer is, I don't know how long in jail someone should get for getting drunk and killing people, but I know we don't really treat alcohol use the same as other drug use. My ex brother in law had one of those breath test things in his vehicle that he had to blow into before he could start the truck. He, of course, found ways to get around that. He was a good guy, and lucky that he never killed anyone, but he also drank himself to death.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: April 09, 2021, 12:04:24 PM »
Definitely makes a lot more sense to me to go after the lobbyists instead of the manufacturers. Lobby groups need some kind of regulation anyway, imo.

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We let the drunk drivers get away with murder here, too. The drunk guy who ran into my friend on the highway, forcing her truck across the median into a head on crash with a car full of people (which killed them, and left my friend with a broken back, crushed leg, broken arm, stitches etc) was on his 4th DUI.

How long ago was this?  I had a similar situation back in the 70s/80s.  Back then drunk driving was just a thing people did, no big deal, hardly worth pulling anyone over for. It's a lot better now, but still tolerated WAY too much.

It was about 5 years ago. He ended up getting 18yrs, and will probably only serve about 10.

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Arts & Entertainment / X Gon' Give It To Ya
« on: April 09, 2021, 11:46:25 AM »

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: April 09, 2021, 07:58:58 AM »
I don't see how eliminating manufacturer immunity could be a good thing.  I can understand if there was a defect with the gun which caused an injury, but for a gun to be used in a shooting and open the manufacturer to liability for the damages caused sounds dangerous.  You're essentially making one party responsible for a completely unrelated party's actions.  The manufacturers aren't even the ones selling the guns to the people using them.

might force them to remove items like bump stocks and large mags for regular folk

side note
could this extend to social media platforms?
Zuckface tried to deny liability
Or you could just institute a ban on bump stocks or limit magazine sizes if that is what you want.  Making gun manufacturers liable could be extended in other areas.  Someone gets into a head-on collision because of a drunk driver, now that person could sue both the car manufacturer and the brewing company for the drunk driver's actions.  Someone chokes on a chicken bone or has an allergic reaction to a food, sue the farmer which raised/grew the food.  It just doesn't make sense in any way, you can't hold a company responsible for the actions of someone who uses their products yet have no interaction with.

This is exactly why I don't think it's such a good idea.

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We let the drunk drivers get away with murder here, too. The drunk guy who ran into my friend on the highway, forcing her truck across the median into a head on crash with a car full of people (which killed them, and left my friend with a broken back, crushed leg, broken arm, stitches etc) was on his 4th DUI.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: April 08, 2021, 01:49:00 PM »
Uncle Joe is talking gun control today.

Ghost guns - Something I didn't know was an issue. I do think having untraceable guns should be illegal.

Ban assault weapons - This won't go over well with the gun nuts.

Close "Charleston loophole" - Gives more time to complete background checks, I hope they get this one done.

Background checks for guns bought at gun shows - Good, but I wonder about other private sales.

Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act - I think this shouldn't have been allowed to lapse, and I also wonder if this will close the "boyfriend loophole".

Eliminate gun manufacturer immunity - This will require an act of Congress. I don't know if it will get through the senate, and I also don't know if this is a good idea or not. 

There's probably more, but that's what I've seen so far. 

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support Joe Biden?
« on: April 08, 2021, 10:30:30 AM »
You don't say?

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The Lounge / Re: A Friendly Chat
« on: April 08, 2021, 10:30:01 AM »
Come to the FES for earth shaped debates, stay for body shipping tips.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: April 08, 2021, 07:48:53 AM »
Don't laugh,  it gets better.....



So unless you agree to a recurring monthly ripoff,  we will tell Trump you have defected to the radical left.

Are there really people who fall for this crap?

Yes. They are called 'Americans'
Yep yep.  And its really sad.  He is milking people like crazy and they still love him.

This reminds me of those Jesus memes. Repost if you love Jesus! So many religious people I know still think of Trump in a like evangelical way. It's so weird. They would definitely not uncheck the box.

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