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jim nj
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https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/06/us/george-floyd-memorial-site-shooting/index.html One person killed in shooting at George Floyd memorial site in Minneapolis Yes, that's showing the proper respect.
Toggle Commented 1 hour ago on Yet Another Cuomo Accuser at JustOneMinute
Iggy, Those videos were tame. The movie scenes that make my stomach jump into my throat are the ones that pan over a rooftop, looking down, that continue the pan until the only thing you see suddenly is the street 2,000 floors down. I have to look away, always. Further on the Thursday fatal hit-and run: It was directly (I mean directly) across the street from my apartment's front door. There's debris by the curb that indicates that at least one of the cars involved, probably the first, suffered some serious front-end damage from the impact. I presume the police don't have a license plate number yet. They've put out two portable electronic traffic signs asking for help. One on each side of the street. They're looking for a black 2014-18 BMW M5. I haven't talked to my super yet, but I'm guessing the police already did. We have a video camera that records our front entrance and should, at least, have an image of the car, if not the accident itself. Ditto for the gas station on our side of the street on the other side of a side road.
Toggle Commented 3 hours ago on Yet Another Cuomo Accuser at JustOneMinute
nytol
Toggle Commented yesterday on The Cuomo Cover-Up at JustOneMinute
https://issuesinsights.com/2021/03/05/neanderthal-governors-not-biden-are-following-the-science/
Toggle Commented yesterday on The Cuomo Cover-Up at JustOneMinute
cathyf, I remember the old days when I got caught in every recession. The "waiting week" of unemployment was added at the end. One still got 26 weeks of payments. If things were bad then you transitioned to EB (extended benefits), if really bad then you got EEB (emergency extended benefits). Those were basically loans from the feds that states had to pay back. This is new territory, where the federal funds don't extend benefits, but supplement them. All the scams that people used to make off-the-books money that existed in the old days work even better now. Cause death sentence if I go back to work now.
Toggle Commented yesterday on The Cuomo Cover-Up at JustOneMinute
Yeah, GUS, I was looking at this earlier: https://thehill.com/policy/finance/541894-economists-warn-positive-jobs-report-obscures-challenges-ahead It's a little hard to parse employment/unemployment rates right now. It's such an odd situation. I think some of the February job gains are what I would call "aspirational." Certain businesses have been told they can re-open at minimal levels, so they hire people to do that. If the occupancy rates don't increase quickly these new hires are going to be money-losers for firms. Take NY and NYC. They are finally allowing arenas and movie theaters to open with low-capacity limits. In the beginning they will have almost as many employees as attendees. They're not going to make a profit like that, but they need the experience to be sufficient that people convince other people to attend.
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https://phys.org/news/2021-03-marvel-sixth-mirror-giant-magellan.html Engineering marvel: Sixth mirror cast for Giant Magellan Telescope "Once the Giant Magellan Telescope becomes fully operational, its seven mirror-array will have a total light collecting area of 368 square meters (3,961 square feet)—enough to see the torch engraved on a dime from nearly 160 kilometers (100 miles) away. Such viewing power is ten times greater than the famed Hubble Space Telescope and four times greater than the highly anticipated James Webb Space Telescope, expected to launch in late 2021." It's kind of interesting in that I thought the space-based telescopes were stronger because they were free of atmospheric interference. I guess they overcome that with the sheer scale of the light-collecting mirrors. If we could heft something that large into space and assemble it, its performance should eclipse the current NASA telescopes. There will probably be a telescope on the moon before an orbital telescope that large can be assembled.
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https://apnews.com/article/rochelle-walensky-coronavirus-pandemic-fe2e65c19506b99ebdb8f1e0badc846b Study finds mask mandates, dining out influence virus spread "Reopening restaurant dining was not followed by a significant increase in cases and deaths in the first 40 days after restrictions were lifted. But after that, there were increases of about 1 percentage point in the growth rate of cases and — later — 2 to 3 percentage points in the growth rate of deaths. The delay could be because restaurants didn’t re-open immediately and because many customers may have been hesitant to dine in right after restrictions were lifted, Guy said." That's really rather silly. That's like using restaurant openings as a proxy for all the other loosenings that would have happened at the same time. I guess it's close enough for government work and handy to use to beat on governors who no longer trust the CDC.
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/05/andrew-cuomo-sexual-harassment-nursing-home-deaths-accused The media puffed up Cuomo as a pandemic savior and anti-Trump. Now he’s accused of sexual harassment and concealing nursing home deaths The parallel with his father, Mario, is interesting. Mario also served 3 terms and thrived under republican presidents until he lost election under a democrat president.
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https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/04/italy-blocks-shipments-of-astrazeneca-covid-vaccine.html Italy blocks shipment of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine destined for Australia The EU is a clusterf*ck.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Back At It at JustOneMinute
https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/hackensack/2021/03/04/hackensack-nj-woman-struck-two-cars-dies-hit-and-run/4586943001/ More, or less, right outside my front door. I didn't see it. Tomorrow I should be able to figure out the exact spot by talking to some neighbors. I think I mentioned, maybe two months ago, I almost got nailed crossing the street. It's a busy four-lane road that some people speed on. There's a bus stop and a CVS across the street so there are a lot of pedestrian crossings all day long. Not counting my close call, and who knows how many others, that's two hit-and-runs in the last 2 1/2 years. That prior hit-and-run echos this one - hit by one fleeing driver and hit by a second driver who stopped. The first one wasn't a fatal hit-and-run, only because he died a year later after being hospitalized and released to a care home he never left.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Back At It at JustOneMinute
nytol
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Back At It at JustOneMinute
Mel, The post on the attack on Microsoft Exchange servers was interesting. It was only one or two days before that I was complaining that Outlook on-line was acting very funny. Bing search too.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Back At It at JustOneMinute
Hm, yeah, but if we can get them to push the fence out a little further we'll call that DC and the rest is just, well, Maryland. If they persist in declaring DC a state we should insist that it encompass its original footprint and claw back that part ceded to Virginia that's full of democrats mostly.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Back At It at JustOneMinute
"There has been a noticeable decline in online activity on some social media platforms surrounding efforts on March 4, and there was already considerably less online chatter than during the lead-up to Jan. 6, a day that Trump repeatedly had promoted for a his rally and encouraged thousands to come to the nation’s capital." OMG, they've gone dark. They're practicing operational security. That means it's real. QAnon-types are warning people to stay away from the Capitol claiming it's a trap. They're obviously using reverse psychology on the authorities to lure them into their own trap. Q is coming and they've already subverted the protection detail by moving in clones to feed the Michigan NG tainted food. I could have fun with this. We could get the FBI so jumpy that they have to visit every recent tourist arrival in DC so as to ascertain why they are there. The word will get out and no one will visit DC. They'll have to expand the perimeter of the fence to keep all the suspect tourists away from everything. The DC economy will collapse.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Back At It at JustOneMinute
We've moved beyond Kabuki theater to Theater of the Absurd. https://apnews.com/article/police-uncover-possible-plot-militia-breach-capitol-c470dc642d9b568238f80b5822787159 Police uncover ‘possible plot’ by militia to breach Capitol It makes me wonder if the prior Capitol Police chief was forced out to get a more compliant tool in his place. "The U.S. House was abruptly wrapping its work for the week Wednesday night given the threat of violence." Like somebody is really going to go up against a fence and NG ringing the Capitol Hill. "On Wednesday, federal agents were seeking to determine whether there was an increase in the number of hotel rooms being rented in Washington, as well as monitoring flights to the area, car rental reservations and any buses being chartered to bring groups into the capital, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press." Idjits should know that the staging areas for the Mad Max death vehicles are in the suburbs.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Back At It at JustOneMinute
cathyf, That's one of the things the cardiologist mentioned and is looking for. I don't know if that is a separate test or if they expect the MRI to look at that. Nytol, again.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Sunday at CPAC at JustOneMinute
One of the things I have noticed about JOM and the genealogists that frequent the TMG-List is the level of analytical skills. In genealogy the dictum is to work from the "known to the unknown." Start with a fact and move to the next fact that derives, or comports, with the first fact. Don't start in the middle and try to connect two, or more, convenient things. It's not enough that two people have the same name, everything else has to match. Most journalists these days can't match that standard. Nytol PSS. Has anyone heard from Peter lately?
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Sunday at CPAC at JustOneMinute
I'm up too late, but web things that weren't working right before are now. BING search kept dying yesterday. OUTLOOK was horrible too. OUTLOOK refused to display messages. Deleted messages kept returning to the queue. Deleted messages refused deletion. Normally I get few e-mails. I re-started my genealogy project recently and subscribed to a TMG group. TMG is short for The Master Genealogist, a genealogy program that died in 2014, and is no longer updated, or sold, yet has such a dedicated user base that people won't move to another more recent program. I bought Family Tree Maker in 2000 and switched to TMG a year later when I realized the limitations of FTM. I was on the Rootsweb TMG-List for ten years and rejoining the new list I have found that many of the people I used to write to are still there. Like JOM, many of them are gurus whom I often have turned to for advice. Like JOM, whom I have followed for years, they get smarter year after year.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Sunday at CPAC at JustOneMinute
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/01/coronavirus-uk-charts-show-how-vaccines-are-working.html 4 charts show how the UK’s coronavirus vaccine rollout is starting to work What a f*cking concept. Vaccinate the elderly first and they stop dying so much and remarkably have higher Covid antibody counts. Sounds like, I don't know... maybe Florida?
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Sunday at CPAC at JustOneMinute
Pin, You post some weirdly stuff lately, if you keep it up I going to tell Gus he shouldn't like you anymore :)
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Sunday at CPAC at JustOneMinute
And I should say that if the result isn't to your favor, deal with it graciously and accept it as Jane has taught us.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Sunday at CPAC at JustOneMinute
So I've been doing some research, both before and after this. Sometime ago I when I first mentioned this problem and my symptoms I suspected that it was a new case of venous insufficiency, which is basically blood having a hard time returning from the lower extremities through the veins. I based that on the right calf seizing up first every time and then the progression to the other leg and then up both legs. It was like a cascade failure. Walk, then rest. Rinse and repeat. Eventually I got where I was going on short errands. Amom suggested maybe, but more likely it's arterial. Thank you. So when I went to see the cardiologist I typed up what I wanted him to understand, just in case the verbal questioning went astray. I do that whenever it's not just a check-up. So I told him I first thought it was venous insufficiency, but I was now concerned that it might also be arterial. Maybe it wasn't just blood not returning properly, but blood also not getting down where it was supposed to go. I still need a blood test (inferred, is that my insurer doesn't pay enough for the hospital to want to do it) and an MRI next Monday (same place). Based on the tests today I think the cardiologist understood my concerns. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coarctation-of-the-aorta/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352535 I think this is the reason for the aortic doppler. "Adults and older children who are diagnosed with coarctation of the aorta may have milder cases and not have symptoms. They may often appear healthy until a doctor detects: High blood pressure in the arms A blood pressure difference between the arms and legs, with higher blood pressure in the arms and lower blood pressure in the legs A weak or delayed pulse in the legs A heart murmur — an abnormal whooshing sound caused by faster blood flow through the narrowed area" If it's a big deal it's found in infants and corrected. Late onset - maybe an aneurysm, a bulge in the aorta's walls? And I remember the cardiologist suggested that possibility at our initial consult. I can't say I much like that idea. I'd prefer a blood clot, or two, in my legs, but the doc seems to have grasped the concept that I have of some kind of impeded blood flow and the tests he has ordered seem to be designed to ferret out the differential. In my research I'm somewhat surprised that "normal" people can have different blood pressures in either arm, or elsewhere, and not be aware of it in the normal course of life. I'm thinking that's why the carotid dopplers were done. Another comparison point. I mean if arms can differ, and if legs and arms can differ, why not check the neck. Here I'm just thinking out loud if I wanted to diagnose this - if it's left vs. right (hemispherical) all the way down, it's one thing, if it's just a quadrant it's another. I'm not begging for prayers here, I'd just like a diagnosis and I'll deal with it. I just thought I'd relate this as I think of Anonamom and Jane as great teachers of what to do. Think it through the best that you can, seek out advice from trusted people and do what you have to do to resolve the problem.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Sunday at CPAC at JustOneMinute
A little long. I don't know if it was my laptop or the internet but web surfing was horrible yesterday. Nothing seemed to work properly. I'm caught up now after seeing many comments I wanted to add my two cents too, but I'll just do one as I forgot the others (I really should take notes at times) and I thought this would be more interesting (at least it was to me today). I mentioned prior to this that I can't walk more than 5-10 minutes without taking a rest. And that I think it's Covid-19 long-haul related. I've had 22 PT b-weekly sessions to build up my leg power without resolving the issue. On 1/15 I saw a cardiologist (finally, my GP is a little dense) and today the diagnostic tests started. Please don't ask why it took 6 weeks (I'm already fuming). So JIB, respectfully, I I meet and raise your EKG and Cardio with the following tale: A Lexiscan Nuclear stress test. Can't do the treadmill when you can't walk long enough to get stressed. It's a pre- and post-stress test that combines imaging and EKG. You have to refrain from caffeine for 24 hours before the test. I never realized I was a caffeine junkie before having to give up my morning tea and customary two Pepsis per day. I had to be there (Holy Name Medical Center, whatever happened to just hospital) at 7:45, an ung-dly hour for me. Got the radioactive tracer injected and had to wait 40 minutes for the pre-stress imaging. Got an aortic doppler ultrasound while waiting. Took the imaging test. Moved and connected to an ECG for 20 minutes before the Lexiscan stressor and a second batch of radioactive tracer was injected. I'm watching the monitor and trying to judge my condition as all layman try to do. The beat looks right, heartbeat range of 73-78 varying, but looks about as expected. Man I've never seen a blood pressure reading that high in my life. 168/96. And I'm just lying there. Shoot me up with the Lexiscan and the second batch of tracer. Whoa. I didn't feel it in my heart. It felt more like a fright response. Stomach flip-flopped, hitches in breathing, just a general sense that something is really wrong. I'm watching the monitor and my blood pressure dropped to a more reasonable 137/84. I'm baffled at that. No, they say, that's expected. Imagine my surprise when they offer me the antidote to lessen the effects of the Lexiscan. It's a Pepsi. Now I have to wait for the post-stress imaging as the second tracer dose makes its way through my system so they do a back and sideways chest X-ray and then a carotid doppler ultrasound. Then the post-stress imaging. And for the final test a differential blood pressure test with doppler. 7 blood pressure cuffs measuring on each side of my body, one arm, two upper leg, two lower leg, foot and big toe. Blood pressure should be equal throughout the body or within accepted ratios. That was perhaps the most interesting test for me as I had a chatty technician. My blood pressure measurements were off in the arm to leg comparisons. My right leg was worse than my left leg. And the really interesting thing was not only do they use the cuffs to check blood pressure, they use them to curtail blood flow while using the ultrasound probes at various pulse points. 4 1/2 hours for the whole thing. Rather efficient I thought. I came home and went back to bed for 4 hours. Oh, and I need to stay at arm's length from pregnant women and children for a few days.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Sunday at CPAC at JustOneMinute
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/china-private-factory-gauge-sinks-to-9-month-low-2021-02-28
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