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Comment Elon: no, please. (Score 0) 261

There's two fundamentals flaws with that idea. First recheck your gas physics and chemistry; Mars is not earth. Second our first foray into space and you want to make it radio active. Good god man that's barbaric.

You don't want to heat the whole planet anyway, that's wasteful and how does any of us get to decide what happens to an entire world, any world?

Nah, forget that it's a dopey idea.

Move a billion gallons of water to crater, put a dome over it and float residences on water. There's reasons you don't want to live on land there if you think about it long enough.

Comment U wanna kill us all? (Score 0) 165

Bad idea. You're making the assumption these things work. The idea is well intentioned, "oh those poor people that have no access to modern western medicine".

Pity the poor Baku in the coastal forest of west Gabon who have a natural immunity and cure for Ebola (There are tribes of Indians in the amazon in Bolivia too. Why? Riddle me this: what does the soil in Bolivia have in common with Senegal? That's the key to Gabon. Wouldn't you rather that than 40 years of trying to make a vaccine that at it's best is 25-75% effective. Note the death rate outside africa. Other than 2 (3?) we didn't hear about, or heard about when their liver had turned to soup, nobody else died of a disease that's up to >99% fatal (WHO).

http://en.ird.fr/the-media-cen...
I think its safe to say it's no longer a "possible" immunity. There's more than one way to skin a cat, and immunization technology from 1720 from the school of homeopathy ("like protects against like"; this remains unacknowledged but unverifiable) is one way but not the only way.

"29 January 2015 Last updated at 00:55 - We've now seen several cases that don't have any symptoms at all, asymptomatic cases," said Anavaj Sakuntabhai who suggested the virus might be mutating.
http://www.bbc.com/news/health...

Giggle. The virus didn't change. People did.

British nurse cured of Ebola credits new drug - and strawberries
"Back in Britain, the decision to try MIL 77 was not difficult. “I said ‘I have Ebola, so, yes, I’d rather have that than high-dose vitamin C,’” she said"
"“I reckon I’ve had 10 punnets,” joked Corporal Anna Cross, who smiled nervously as she talked for the first time after her treatment at the Royal Free Hospital in north London." (10 punnets would be about equal to two 1000mg injections a day)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new...

April 2015 - semen found infected after 175 days, twice the previous record.
http://io9.com/ebola-survivors...

The Ebola outbreak in Liberia is over
9 May 2015 -- Today marks 42 days since the last confirmed case of Ebola in Liberia was safely buried — the period of time set by WHO to declare an outbreak over. WHO now considers Liberia free of Ebola transmission.
http://apps.who.int/ebola/libe...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - Ebola Not Mutating Beyond 'Normal' Rate, Scientists Say
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medline...

28 May 2015 | Did real-time epidemic modeling save lives in West Africa?
http://spectrum.ieee.org/compu...

Ask yourself what might have happened on October 17 2014.

"Pity the tribes in South America and North America who never suffer the effects of influenza.
"Folklore of past civilizations report that for every disease afflicting man there is an herb or its equivalent that will effect a cure. In Puerto Rico the story has long been told "that to have the health tree Acerola in one's back yard would keep colds out of the front door." 1 The ascorbic acid content of this cherry-like fruit is thirty times that found in oranges. In Pennsylvania, U.S.A., it was, and for many still is, Boneset, scientifically called Eupatorium perfoliatum 2. Although it is now rarely prescribed by physicians, Boneset was the most commonly used medicinal plant of eastern United States. Most farmsteads had a bundle of dried Boneset in the attic or woodshed from which a most bitter tea would he meted out to the unfortunate victim of a cold or fever. Having lived in that section of the country we qualified many times for this particular drink. The Flu of 1918 stands out very forcefully in that the Klenners survived when scores about us were dying. Although bitter it was curative and most of the time the cure was overnight. Several years ago my curiosity led me to assay this "herbal medicine" and to my surprise and delight I found that we had been taking from ten to thirty grams of natural vitamin C at one time. Even then it was given by body weight. Children one cupful; adults two to three cupfuls. Cups those days held eight ounces. Twentieth century man seemingly forgets that his ancestors made crude drugs from various plants and roots, and that these decoctions, infusions, juices, powders, pills and ointments served his purpose. Elegant pharmacy has only made the forms and shapes more acceptable."

"Medicinal uses[edit]
Eupatorium perfoliatum was used in the traditional medicine of Native Americans and extracts are now used in herbal medicine for fever and colds.[8] The effects of Eupatorium perfoliatum have not been confirmed by clinical study.[8] However, animal studies and in vitro experiments with plant extracts indicate possible anti-inflammatory effects and activity against Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria.[8]" -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Pray for the native Americans that cure the cancer in whites that will listen.

Recall if was their forefathers 500 years ago that gave a tea from a plant called Arbor vitae, Latin for "tree of life", to a Dying Jacques Cartier and his crew which cured their scurvy a disease that had killed untold scores of Europeans and was known from Ancient Egyptian times. When he arrived back in Paris with news of the cure he was told by everyone in the medical community they have no use for the words of savages and was in fact not until 1933 that we isolated vitamin C, enabled by Linus Pauling's 1931 paper (that Einstein could not make head nor tails of) that explained the atom in terms of living things enabling the fields of molecular biology and quantum chemistry and leapfrogging the infancy of biochemistry to the next quantum level. Understanding how the bits work is crucial; Pauling discovered the alpha helix as a result of this and dear Roslyn identified this as DNA. Crick and Watson wrote it up (they didn't discover jack shit, they literally did acid all the time, bored, looking for a grad school thesis and literally pocketed Roz's notes when she was at lunch. Nice Jewish girl doesn't get the credit and this is why people hate England, prats like this. But I digress.

Indigenous peoples cancer cures world over have been looked and and a common chemical found in all that reacts with a specific P450 Cytochrome enzyme called CYP-1B1 to form a chemical that has the highest selectivity known to date. That is it's not a chemical, it's one that turns into a chemical only if it finds this maker enzyme which only occurs in cancer cells. You can look up case studies; google scholar has the biochemistry. DO NOT use Medline a lot of the important work is blocked there, not so in Scholar.

See Potter, Burke, Schafer et al from 2007 on. Burke gave a superb talk at some health whacko thing in BC and and professor Emeritus of pharmaceutical metabolism from doctors hospital he's one of the few that can say eat these weeds to cure your cancer in six weeks and not have it provoke anything but a grin. He explains the biochemistry in lay terms and is just this side of Monty Python being a funny old English academic and all. Good times.

Point is we need them more than we need us and what would fuck this in the ear rightly is if we got them to throw away what they do in favor of modern medicines convincing them to forget their snakes and rattles. This had been going on for 100 years already so... no, fuck off already, you want to kill us all? There is one scenario where doing this could make it happen. _Contagion_ is only fiction until it happens. That's pretty darn close I have to say.

No, what we want is better than open source pharmacy, we want a list of afflictions and under that list the various remedies from people who have a cure that's in use or has been in use. Funny things will start happening then, trust me. The list of non-treatable diseases is shorter than what we've been led to believe.

I lost a wife to flu. You guys would have liked her, she was pretty and smart as a tack and had been on the net since 90 and knew her way around. "Live fast, die young and leave a good looking corpse. Manipulate the url here and you can see she did.

She died of flu five years ago. We grew up together and met as kids and now her daughters are a decade older than she was when I met her. This won't happen to them or anyone they know something we've already proved in our area.

I've watched that happen and I don't want to see it ever again. http://tressa.vrx.net/.tressa_...

If I bring you a board certified cardiologist who is also an attorney that says it's time, and time now, to have a revolution in medicine than can we agree the time is now and this is the first step?

sci.aquaria. DNS. Next: do no harm.

Open source medicine, not pharmacy. Pharmacy is half the fucking problem.

Did you know the present medical system is the third leading cause of death in America today? Their incorrect opinions are also responsible for the first and second too. We can't fix this quickly enough. I'm dong this anyway. Nice to see somebody else is.

The medical system third-leading cause of death in the United States.
Starfield B (July 2000). "Is US health really the best in the world?". JAMA 284 (4): 483–5. doi:10.1001/jama.284.4.483. PMID 10904513.

Ioannidis JPA (2005) Why Most Published Research Findings Are False. PLoS Med 2(8): e124. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0020124
http://journals.plos.org/plosm...

What is medicine's 5 sigma? - Richard Hortonemail - DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S014... http://www.thelancet.com/journ...

Pharmecutical companies write their own "clinical reports", then bribe doctors to put their names on them.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/soci...

Such "ghostwriting" is not uncommon at all.
Lacasse JR, Leo J (2010) Ghostwriting at Elite Academic Medical Centers in the United States. PLoS Med 7(2): e1000230. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000230
http://www.plosmedicine.org/ar...

First, watch these, they are I think the most significant 6 medical videos on YouTube:
Dr Peter Gøtzsche (7 mins each)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
Prof. Dan Burke (60 mins)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Dr. Peter Levy (90 mins)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Julia Rucklidge, Clinical Psychologist (17 mins)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Comment no (Score 0) 292

"Climatologists have been warning that climate change may produce more extreme weather situations"

Instead, it was less extreme. No hurricane has made landfall in the US in over a decade. That's actually fairly uncommon.

Note it's not "worse".

Note they've never made a prediction that came true, ever. Check for yourself

Comment Not Ichthyology (Score 2) 295

Dorothy Latimer - the coelacanth, Evelyn Trewavas - Rift cichlids, Lynne Parenti - Killifish and presently curator of fishes at the Smithsonian.

It was a woman who identified the DNA molecule as Pauling's alpha Helix, Crick and Watson literally stole her notes form her desk. Madam Curie was the first person to win a double Nobel. This Is off the top of my head. If the report is true it's changed, while the first two women mentioned did have to fight a bit I don't believe Parenti did, by the 80s things had changed I could ask her I guess, maybe I will soon.

Te genus and family of the Coelacanth is named after Dot, Trewavas has fish named after her, Parenti will in time be recognized with honorific scientific name of some Cyprinodont I'm sure.

I don't think it's as bad as the report make sit sound in Ichthyology.

Comment Of course they shed into the ocean (Score 1) 268

If you've been looking at this for a while you know the antarctic ice mass grows in the middle and cleaves around the edges. The antarctic mass has been growing steadily for 45 years and has never been bigger than now.

How and why it's growing so much in a supposed "warming" world I leave to your imagination although keep in mind a new paper shows the rate of warming in the 20th century is the same rate as the previous 80 centuries.

Refs:
http://www.nasa.gov/content/go...
http://multi-science.atypon.co...

Comment Yeah, disappointing (Score 5, Informative) 776

Road Warrior was peak Mad Max, it's eminently rewatchable. Thunderdome II, not so much.

I looked briefly at the massive "MRA" "activists" behind this. One mental patient with a wonky web page.

Makes me wonder who's behind the massive publicity behind this non-story.

Meanwhile I have a friend who's paying child support in *two* states for a kid he has sole custody of his only child and putting her through college despite the fact his toxic ex beat the kid. Bue she went to school with the prosecutor, who knows the judge in a small town in Georgia. Backwoods southern justice strikes again.

Family law is still the 900 pound gorilla in the room.

Comment Re:-dafuq, Slashdot? (Score 1) 249

"The evidence is overwhelming: Earth’s polar regions are losing ice at a stunning rate. There’s so much ice being lost from Antarctica, for example, that scientists can detect local changes in gravity."

This is not actually true. NASA points out Antarctic is at an all time high. Snowpack accumulates in the middle and cleaves off from the edges,it's doing what it's supposed to.

http://www.nasa.gov/content/go...

NSIDC data shows increase, not decreae in sea ice:
http://rs79.vrx.net/opinions/i...

NASA sat imagery (URL in image) shows Arctic sea ice unchanged after 30 years:
http://rs79.vrx.net/opinions/i...
(t did half melt, but for 5 years has been growing back)

"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. "
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/ear...

I like Slate but I don't know if theyre being deliberately misleading here or are just unaware.

Comment Re:Common sense prevails! (Only Partially!) (Score 1) 545

Disagree.

Both sides are guilty of extremism here.

Vaccines do work. The theory is sound. But the implementation leaves a little to be desired.

It is possible to find kids that get the shots) and then develop an allergic reaction and die. In the past few months Tasha Greige and Rachel French died because of this. Look it up.

The problem is greatly exacerbated by giving tylenol for a fever. Reactions can be severe. We no longer give kids aspirin for a fever because of the neurological damage associated with Reye's Syndrome and there is mounting evidence we should be withholding Tylenol under the same conditions.

I'm pro vax and got my kids jabbed, but recognize the immunization program is a little oversold. Anti vax sentiment gets wrapped up with nuttiness like "it's intentional depopulation". Yeah not so much. It's hard to find objective discourse criticizing it without the sme website offering up that nonsense.

Here's what one guy who has expertise pointed out:

My name is Tetyana Obukhanych. I hold a PhD in Immunology. I am writing this letter in the hope that it will correct several common misperceptions about vaccines in order to help you formulate a fair and balanced understanding that is supported by accepted vaccine theory and new scientific findings.

IPV (inactivated poliovirus vaccine) cannot prevent transmission of poliovirus (see appendix for the scientific study, Item #1). Wild poliovirus has been non-existent in the USA for at least two decades. Even if wild poliovirus were to be re-imported by travel, vaccinating for polio with IPV cannot affect the safety of public spaces. Please note that wild poliovirus eradication is attributed to the use of a different vaccine, OPV or oral poliovirus vaccine. Despite being capable of preventing wild poliovirus transmission, use of OPV was phased out long ago in the USA and replaced with IPV due to safety concerns.
Tetanus is not a contagious disease, but rather acquired from deep-puncture wounds contaminated with C. tetani spores. Vaccinating for tetanus (via the DTaP combination vaccine) cannot alter the safety of public spaces; it is intended to render personal protection only.
While intended to prevent the disease-causing effects of the diphtheria toxin, the diphtheria toxoid vaccine (also contained in the DTaP vaccine) is not designed to prevent colonization and transmission of C. diphtheriae. Vaccinating for diphtheria cannot alter the safety of public spaces; it is likewise intended for personal protection only.
The acellular pertussis (aP) vaccine (the final element of the DTaP combined vaccine), now in use in the USA, replaced the whole cell pertussis vaccine in the late 1990s, which was followed by an unprecedented resurgence of whooping cough. An experiment with deliberate pertussis infection in primates revealed that the aP vaccine is not capable of preventing colonization and transmission of B. pertussis (see appendix for the scientific study, Item #2). The FDA has issued a warning regarding this crucial finding.[1]

(See more: https://alethonews.wordpress.c...)

A real MD (who is also an attorney) points out ascorbate mitigates the side effects:
http://www.peakenergy.com/arti...

"Klenner's paper (Klenner FR. The treatment of poliomyelitis and other virus diseases with vitamin C. J. South. Med. and Surg., 111:210-214, 1949.) on curing 60 cases of polio in the epidemic of 1948 should have changed the way infectious diseases were treated but it did not." - Robert Cathcart

The people telling you there's no problem are The third-leading cause of death in the United States.
Starfield B (July 2000). "Is US health really the best in the world?". JAMA 284 (4): 483–5. doi:10.1001/jama.284.4.483. PMID 10904513.

This was edited out of Wikipedia and not because it's wrong.

https://web.archive.org/web/20...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I...

"There is increasing concern that most current published research findings are false."

This is Ioannidis famous 2005 paper that shows nearly all published research findings are false.

http://journals.plos.org/plosm...

See also:
http://www.vox.com/2015/5/13/8...
http://www.ted.com/talks/ben_g...
https://www.ted.com/talks/ben_...
http://aeon.co/magazine/philos...

So. no vaccines are not perfect and there are issues. But no it's not intentional depopulation control and fluoride it still safe and there are no chemtrails or ufos.

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