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Corona virus (more correctly, Wuhan virus)
by Heraclitusstudent on 24 Jan 2020  1,739 comments, latest a day ago
Anyone wants to risk a bet on the eventual number of sick people? Dead people?

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Trump Optimistic About Winning Nobel Prize in Medicine (newyorker.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 7 Apr 2020  7 comments, latest 2 months ago
https://www.newyorker.com/humo WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Borowitz Report)—Calling it an “amazing accomplishment,” Donald J. Trump said on Monday that he believes that he is the “clear favorite” to win this year’s Nobel...

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Texas Woman Who Claimed COVID-19 Was ‘Media Driven’ Hoax Dies From Virus (patheos.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 5 Apr 2020  31 comments, latest 2 months ago
Darwin Award...In a long-winded Facebook rant Sehlke claimed that “our government is under attack from within” while comparing the coronavirus to “the impeachment hoax” and arguing that those who take...

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The economic fallout
by Heraclitusstudent on 2 Apr 2020  27 comments, latest 2 months ago
Economic comments only please. No political drivel. Airlines: Hotels: Autos: Movies: Restaurants: Manufacturing: Unemployment claims:

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The timeline of the disastrous Trump response to the crisis
by Heraclitusstudent on 29 Mar 2020  25 comments, latest 2 months ago
Jan 22“We have it totally under control. ... It’s going to be just fine. ”— Donald TrumpJan 30“We think we have it very well under control. We have very little...

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San Jose City Mgr. Dave Sykes on City's Response to COVID-19
by Heraclitusstudent on 27 Mar 2020  19 comments, latest 2 months ago
- There's between 9000 and 19000 cases in the Santa Clara county now, vs 300-500 confirmed by testing- In best case, the county will run out of ICU space early...

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We’re not going back to normal (technologyreview.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 18 Mar 2020  35 comments, latest 2 months ago
https://www.technologyreview.c Basically, once we stop the lock-in, the pandemic will start again and in the best case will be at a level sufficient to overwhelm the healthcare system capacity by...

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How do you stimulate the economy? (bloomberg.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 11 Mar 2020  26 comments, latest 2 months ago
Cutting rates or taxes won't make people go to the restaurant, go see a movie, go for a massage, or take a plane... if they are afraid to catch a...

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How to beat viruses
by Heraclitusstudent on 29 Feb 2020  31 comments, latest 3 months ago
Let's say in a normal situation a person sick with COVID infect 3 other persons before getting better on average. This means the virus is propagating quickly. So there is...

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Russian interference...
by Heraclitusstudent on 21 Feb 2020  6 comments, latest 3 months ago
No comment.

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The transition to agriculture trap
by Heraclitusstudent on 18 Feb 2020  30 comments, latest 3 months ago
The key reason people transitioned from hunting gathering to agriculture, it that agriculture allowed a steadier source of food. And it was. At least initially. Yet by studying skeletons, it...

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Anti Valentine's Day rant
by Heraclitusstudent on 14 Feb 2020  4 comments, latest 4 months ago
Let him be cursed forever, the useless dreamer who decided the first from love to profit. The merchants in the temple that piss on the God they pretend to adore,...

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Build Build Build Build Build Build Build Build Build Build Build Build Build Build (nytimes.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 13 Feb 2020  Posted 4 months ago
"Mr. Falk began his career on the local control side of that debate. But somewhere along the Deer Hill odyssey, he started to sympathize with his insurrectionist opponents. His son...

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Universal Pictures Revives ‘Deplorables’ Satire Film ‘The Hunt’
by Heraclitusstudent on 11 Feb 2020  3 comments, latest 4 months ago
“The Hunt” follows 12 strangers who wake up in a forest clearing and realize they are being targeted for sport by rich elites, including a wealthy woman played by Hilary...

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U.S.-China Decoupling on Technology = Peak Globalization: Bremmer (bloomberg.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 21 Jan 2020  3 comments, latest 4 months ago
"The decision of the US and the Chinese to decouple from each other in terms of technology is the single biggest step away from globalization we have seen in the...

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Housing is saving the economy
by Heraclitusstudent on 21 Jan 2020  Posted 4 months ago
Manufacturing has been crashing. May rebound a bit. While housing construction was up last year and is now spiking, and still low enough to continue to go up. I'm talking...

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Intel is getting killed... (wccftech.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 16 Jan 2020  14 comments, latest 4 months ago
Taken over by Taiwan's TSMC. - Apple’s 5nm A14 SoC Could Put 15-inch MacBook Pro’s 6-Core CPU to Shame, Suggests Latest Infohttps://wccftech.com/apple - AMD Zen 3 ‘4000 Series’ Processors And...

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How the Next Decade’s Technological Tsunami Will Change Life as We Know It (vanityfair.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 6 Jan 2020  25 comments, latest 5 months ago
https://www.vanityfair.com/new This time a decade ago, there was no such thing as an iPad. There were no food delivery meal kits. You didn’t speak to a machine called Alexa or...

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GW Bush, Idiot #1 (atlanticcouncil.org)
by Heraclitusstudent on 6 Jan 2020  15 comments, latest 5 months ago
Iraqi parliament calls for US withdrawalhttps://www.atlantic After years of war, many US casualties, many more civilians casualties, and hundreds of billions of dollars, what has the US achieved? Total chaos....

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The end of homo sapiens (humanbrainproject.eu)
by Heraclitusstudent on 13 Dec 2019  15 comments, latest 5 months ago
So we now live in a world where we have projects to: - simulate a human brain in a computer: https://www.humanbrainproject. - implement brain-computer interface: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ - extend human life,...

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China bans foreign technology in its government and public offices (cnn.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 9 Dec 2019  5 comments, latest 6 months ago
Including Intel and AMD processors, Microsoft OS. I guess the only appropriate answer is to ban 100% of tech gadgets made in China. https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/09 https://gizmodo.com/amd-and-in If it is as sweeping...

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China's PBOC Says Its Own Cryptocurrency Is ‘Close’ to Release (bloomberg.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 29 Oct 2019  10 comments, latest 7 months ago
https://www.bloomberg.com/news "Mu repeated the PBOC’s intention that the digital currency would replace M0, or cash in circulation, rather than M2, which would generate credit and impact monetary policy. The digital...

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China Launches a $29 Billion Fund to Dominate Semiconductors (wccftech.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 29 Oct 2019  9 comments, latest 7 months ago
https://wccftech.com/china-lau

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CA loves salt ponds more than housing. (bloomberg.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 24 Sep 2019  17 comments, latest 8 months ago
https://www.bloomberg.com/news "The latest [lawsuit] targets a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision to exclude almost 1,400 acres of ponds from protection under the federal Clean Water Act, opening them to commercial...

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Trump the troll
by Heraclitusstudent on 8 Aug 2019  50 comments, latest 8 months ago
Trump main activity seems to be to reveal in causing outrage. When he tweets something like: "Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested...

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trillion dollar deficits are the new normal (bloomberg.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 30 Aug 2018  4 comments, latest 9 months ago
U.S. Faces New Normal of Trillion Dollar Deficits, Collender Sayshttps://www.bloomberg.com/ "If there is an economic downturn at some point in the next 5 years, we are talking about a 2...

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Arquette: "I’m sorry I was born white and privileged. It disgusts me." (yahoo.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 9 Aug 2019  22 comments, latest 10 months ago
Here's something for pat.net to chew on.https://www.yahoo.com/enter

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On Social disintegration, mass shootings and Tribalism
by Heraclitusstudent on 4 Aug 2019  23 comments, latest 10 months ago
You see the signs of a social disintegration all around us: - suicides, depressions keep increasing, as is the use of drugs.- the most frequent answer to "how many friends...

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The end of the cycle
by Heraclitusstudent on 2 Aug 2019  8 comments, latest 10 months ago
I'm not gonna quote Russian propaganda RT or zerohedge. These are a few facts: 1) The economy is decelerating: Shown in PMI, Construction spending, Investments...Of course, slowdown happens and it...

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The Next 10 Years
by Heraclitusstudent on 2 Aug 2019  6 comments, latest 10 months ago
Just projecting trends: 1) Social disintegration continues - Continued increase in suicides, drug use, and social isolation. - A new economic crisis will lead to great tensions between European countries,...

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96% of millennials suffer from burnout (finance.yahoo.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 15 Jul 2019  4 comments, latest a year ago
In a survey of workers aged 23 to 28, treatment center Yellowbrick found that 96% of millennials suffer from burnout to the point where it impacts their everyday lives. A...

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Queen of the globalists
by Heraclitusstudent on 2 Jul 2019  11 comments, latest a year ago
Madame Lagarde nominated ECB president.What can possibly go wrong?

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The World Will Get Half Its Power From Wind, Solar by 2050 (bloomberg.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 18 Jun 2019  95 comments, latest a year ago
70% if nuclear, hydro are included. https://www.bloomberg.com/news

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Our internal pictures of the opposite party are terribly inaccurate. (washingtonpost.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 24 Jun 2019  3 comments, latest a year ago
Americans thought 32 percent of Democrats are gay, lesbian or bisexual. The correct answer is 6 percent.Americans thought 38 percent of Republicans made more than $250,000 a year. The correct...

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Bizarre Fox rant against the metric system "the yoke of tyranny" (mediamatters.org)
by Heraclitusstudent on 6 Jun 2019  21 comments, latest a year ago
Tucker Carlson: "Almost every nation on Earth has fallen under the yoke of tyranny -- the metric system""Esperanto died, but the metric system continues, this weird, utopian, inelegant creepy system...

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4/10 American adults wouldn’t be able to cover an unexpected $400 expense (nytimes.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 23 May 2019  30 comments, latest a year ago
Four in 10 American adults wouldn’t be able to cover an unexpected $400 expense with cash, savings or a credit-card charge that could be quickly paid off, a new Federal...

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Long-Term Story Is `China Vs. Everyone' (bloomberg.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 23 May 2019  2 comments, latest a year ago
https://www.bloomberg.com/news The Tech Cold War Has Begun.China now has no choice but to pursue technological independence, and will burn the cash to achieve it."There’s hope that this latest escalation is...

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Grumpy cat died... (bbc.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 17 May 2019  4 comments, latest a year ago
https://www.bbc.com/news/world

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FULFILLED HUMAN POTENTIAL: 500 years ago died Leonardo da Vinci (blogs.scientificamerican.com)
by Heraclitusstudent on 2 May 2019  Posted a year ago
https://blogs.scientificameric

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Which distribution of wealth do you prefer?
by Heraclitusstudent on 29 Apr 2019  16 comments, latest a year ago
Option #1: - richest 20% owns 33% of the wealth.- poorest 20% owns 10% of the wealth.Option #2:- richest 20% owns 84% of the wealth. - poorest 20% owns 0.1%...
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