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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Yeah, which is why communism never happened. Every country that called itself communist morphed into autocracy almost immediately. Communism is an unstable philosophy, like a radioactive particle...
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    Mostly Merging Multiple Tables

    I looked around for an easier way to do this and didn't find anything that quite suited. Perhaps there isn't anything, but I thought I'd ask here, first.

    The situation I have is this:

    1) I have...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Possibly.

    The one goal appears to be 'making money'. To that extent, I agree with Olaf that it's all the same. Different people have different strategies as to how to make money, but the goal is...
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    I don't know anybody who thought that. I don't even remember either side, for or against attacking Iraq, who stated that as even a secondary goal.

    Technically, though, you are somewhat right if...
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    Re: Post Race!

    Aren't you on the edge of the storm that is headed that way now? Or will that be all ice?

    We've done really well, so far, but the West depends on snowfall. This is our wet season. We need snow in...
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    The problem is that it IS a rosy picture for a significant portion of the world. Everybody thinks their problems are bad, some people are objectively right. But for hundreds of millions out of the...
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    Re: Post Race!

    Should have set the cruise control and joined the kids in the back.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Umm, do you really think that is a surprise? Why bother writing a book about it, just read one. How about...what was the title....I think it was "Americas Savage Wars of Peace", or perhaps that was...
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    Why did you do that? Were you trying to show them flat ground?
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    That's a very negative view. In the arc of history, we have become less tribal, less brutal, and so on. Sure, there are people who can gain great advantage by using the rules to their advantage, or...
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    Re: Is this justice???

    Dogs will do that to you.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    That's fine, I feel the same of you.



    Nope, it's on you. Those videos are about current stuff. Snow Crash was published in 1992. If you can find some evidence that the book is NOT what...
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    Re: I miss the good ol' days

    Yeah, though nostalgia ain't what it used to be.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Yes, but I'm one of many. My contribution is pretty minor, but hopefully not utterly insignificant.

    It's not some magic, snap your fingers and make it so, kind of shaping. It's just that the world...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I'm sloppy, does that count?
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    A nice fever can be quite entertaining.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Since everything is perfect in being what it is, one may well burst out in laughter.

    Or something like that. It was a quote from somebody who was quoted by a friend of mine in our high school...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Ok, good point. If your goal is X, and you are willing to do what it takes to achieve X, then you can get there. In the case of Yale, though, I doubt there is anything any one person can do to...
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    Catarrh? Tell me about that word. I like it. I feel like I have seen it before, but not well enough to be sure whether it was a real word or just a typo, so I looked it up. Very nice. Etymology for...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    They don't exist. You are creating them.

    If you think there are sinister forces out there bent on doing you harm...well, you're right about that, but they aren't intelligent. There isn't some...
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    That's a fair way of seeing things. I don't feel that I was passive. I always had a series of choices laid before me, and I feel I made good, possibly the best, pick from those choices before me. I'm...
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    I didn't get vaccinated because I was worried about COVID, I got vaccinated for the benefit of those around me.

    That's an excellent use of "the big lie", though. Perfect technique is always...
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    Nope. That's the problem with doing harm. Yeah, a serial killer is an extreme example, but from there is just a constant gradient out to parents making choices that cause harm to their children. What...
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    Re: Is this justice???

    I almost swiped some little old lady's car at a gas station. Fortunately, she was a wacko. She had locked her car while pumping gas. Who the heck does that? Sure saved me some embarrassment, though,...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    You mean things like passing a deadly disease along to you?


    My world isn't likely to crumble.


    And therefore, you are saying that I'm insane and you are not? That's very convenient. It...
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    Really?

    I've lived what could only be considered a charmed life. I have a mind and body that allows me to do pretty nearly anything I want (except be a jockey...I can't be a jockey). I had the...
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    There are some serial killers who would totally agree with you. They just want to kill women, but they aren't given the freedom to do so.

    The same case could be made for various racists,...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    So, we've covered misogyny, homophobia, you can't agree on whether vegans are dangerous, what else? You folks are working yourselves into a dark, paranoid, frenzy. If you want to find the darkness,...
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    First off: Gol dang, folks. Two pages of stuff overnight? One can't keep up.

    As to the quote: I don't understand the significance of this. That is a well known point. The case rate of incidental...
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    Moved.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Maybe that's true where you live. It isn't true in the US. Our death rate is FAR higher than any preceding year.

    You also have a difference in that you talk about politicians hiding that the...
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    This may be a cultural difference. What I remember from very early on was that it was SARS COV-2, which was clearly NOT something novel, since SARS COV-1 isn't all that long ago.

    The bit about...
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    Re: Is this justice???

    Smart, but how easy is it to counterfeit? It doesn't have a picture of that guy with the top hat and handlebar mustache, does it?
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    True, but you can skim a paper, you can't readily skim a video. Of course, if they cite their sources below the video, that's great.
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    Links to youtube. I realize some might find that a fine way to get information, but I prefer the written reports. Could you find those, please?
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    Re: Is this justice???

    Yeah. I still have two whole closets full of dirty one dollar bills.
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    Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Yeah, and throw in a fancy coffee, too.

    However, it's the lottery tickets that are the most interesting. This was a hotly debated item in the NH legislature. NH has no broad based taxes (or at...
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    It would never fly in the US, but it WOULD make sense in the US, depending on what they do with the money. Those who can't get vaccinated would have to be exempted, but otherwise it's a voluntary...
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    Re: Post Race!

    I will only poke fun at spelling errors when there is a joke to be made out of it. Typos are a gift, they should not be wasted.
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    Re: Is this justice???

    No antenna. I considered a variety of options, including painting the car in a red blending into a green. That would have made it kind of a subarhubarb. That would have cost too much for such an...
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