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Johnz1
New Zealand.
Life of learning to find what life is about.
Interests: Art, Science, Medicine, vet & pharmaceuticals R&D, my dog wesime and like breeds, cricket, football, rugby, athletics
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ART: How normal hearing(left) is bypassed by microwaves(RF) from our environment Over two decades ago(just retired) I met a fellow named Bill(aka Willy). Willy was aging fast though much of his energy was spent in protest; reiteration of conspiracy theory ad nauseam; here focussed around international corporate telcos who, he... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2021 at The BACKLINE News
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ART: 'Noir' filtered image with message in trattatello (aka hopefully not your type :-) Not very long ago my dog broke free of his harness whilst walking with me on State Highway 1, being a road of great significance from north to south of this country. All too often bearing... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2021 at The BACKLINE News
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ART: (large photo headed a good article, s/s clips taken to fit this blog, h/t NYTimes) Before 1979's legislation-enabling sport bar establishments, the sole(or predominent) bar was known as a 'hard' bar(hard drinking). Fortunate or not these bars had male customers. Male preserve we might say. Was the way of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2021 at The BACKLINE News
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Art: Eric Blair(real name) aids George Orwell(pseudonym) about words.. Some blue sky and sunshine has lifted spirits a little from the gray(grey) of this week. Good Friday being a singularly quiet day, too. Though some excellent music - Mark Rogers's eclectic pace/liveliness was very welcome @RNZ circa 5pm. To Easter... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2021 at The BACKLINE News
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Art: Zanee - Red Setter with purple streek! Voted Zane of the Year - story below.. In the last blog discussion drifted with the audience into what was influencing covid vaccine take up. Broadranging if a little one-sided because of the obvious need to get the big job done. This... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2021 at The BACKLINE News
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Art: Deltoid muscle receiving much attention these days.. Polls produce factoids. When it comes to covid-19 vaccination in Iowa their news is that 67% of adults are planning on a jab or two; whereas 27% are not and 5% are unsure. Significantly and in terms of the political spectrum, 41%... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2021 at The BACKLINE News
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ART: Backline debater's Glee Club applaud both debate and decisions.. Staunch advocate and all-time defender of the filibuster in the Senate, Minority Leader McConnell(R-KY) some weeks ago berated President Biden's nominee, Xavier Becerra, for Secretary at Health and Homeland Security(HHS). Slamming him “famously partisan” abortion advocate; unqualified for the job... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2021 at The BACKLINE News
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Art: Edwardians 'Got Stick' if they dallied over their women's lead.. It began right after a BBCWhirled news item: Biden to order all US adults be eligible for vaccine Because social media doesn’t yet know what a lede is informed readers can see a sub skipping words to deliver impact... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2021 at The BACKLINE News
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Art: "Everybody lies," says House MD. Teeing up T-talk. Hopefully, the only one-and-only. When the story first broke most of us figured so what, just a replay of Princess Diana's troubles in British royalty. Since then - and I truly admit to never having heard either Harry's or Meghan's side... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2021 at The BACKLINE News
Dog GBT had the leading question: Am I the only one who didn’t watch Oprah’s interview of Megan & Harry? Waited a little while to hopefully discover why replies were so intense; some for though mostly 'Nope' direct answers. See for yourself.. Granma Mo said: The whole thing made me... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2021 at The BACKLINE News
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ART: John Coltrane & Stan Getz Music: Autumn in New York - features a tidy tonal piano scene-setter Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2021 at My Blog
Did You Know..? This morning in a read of economist, Paul Krugman @NYT, I came upon a colon immediately followed by a capital letter i.e. He. Now in English usage the capital is seldom called for, but in American usage it is preferred. Which raises issue when what follows a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2021 at My Blog
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ART: Minch (2021) Meets Grinch(2020) I opened the NYTimes this morning and - reading it the correct way (right to left) - found this: Your Dog Had the Best Year Ever To which, Minch, sharp as a tack, barked: Imagine that! As you can see above, Grinch was not up... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at My Blog
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Art: Lear by Ford Madox Brown Let's start with a question, shall we? Ford Madox Brown was a French born English artist with a reputation for painting moral or historical figures; so, was Lear moral or historical? As I said, you decide. Helping hand To my great surprise this morning... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2020 at My Blog
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ART: Mount Cook after rains - Lake at its foot colored by silt suspension Not so very far away in the bygone era of time and space with its artful Now and Then (aka Time) emphasis our preoccupations turned about speed, fast and fastest. Our way, shall we say, of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2020 at from the DogHaus
A kind of rally cry dating back to end 1991/beginning 1992 when I suggested to PM Jim Bolger in a festive blog that he take up political renewal and relevance through policies of social cohesion.. Something I have always thought he took note of, at least in a more relaxed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2020 at from the DogHaus
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Josephine was not talking to Napoleon when she showed... Excuse me @saturdayRNZ, but.. ... the nature of biosurfactants means that they are able to interact with the lipid membrane of the virus Pulmonary surfactant DPPC [short for don’t ask— :-) ] is thereby overwhelmed by Sars Cov2, necessitating ventilator use... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2020 at from the DogHaus
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ART: by @88SEATTLE61 in response to the WH economist whose reply to "Where will unemployment be in November?" was "Our capital stock are ready to work NOW!" Spotlight this week is on little mentioned Cuba in the fight against Covid-19. In total, Cuba has reported 1,916 cases for a population... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2020 at from the DogHaus
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Art: Top: Wuhan reopens, fairground; bottom: street swab queue, part of whole city testing, 9M/11M in ten days #Breaking: Untold Story An Australian ‘vaccine’ producer chose April 3rd to appear in The Leader subject of an article by Patrick James entitled “Lack of Funding Hindering SA Virus Vaccine”. No mention... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2020 at from the DogHaus
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Art: Sars Cov 2 emerging from human cell Welcome. Today, Xia being very busy among her pekinese, Wiz and Pujay would like to inform everyone about the BADGE. An entertaining project by any stretch of the imagination.. Pujay: Where've ya bin, Wiz? Wiz: The CSSE of JHU if you must... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2020 at from the DogHaus
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Art: The Unseen Power of One - every positive has a negative Following on from we find this departure explaining a distraction of power play to ‘distance’ 45 from seeing to the safety of his very own people. Given a base which believeth in exegesis both timing (December/2019 to the... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2020 at from the DogHaus
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1947: Queuing for a Jab at Bronx Hospital(h/t nytms) @HelenBranswell (Snr writer, Infectious Disease) happily details the conquest of smallpox. Yay, before mass social media trust was the thing. Mass trust. So very obvious and acceptable in this photo. Moving on, Helen writes that Bill Foerge, Director of CDC between... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at from the DogHaus
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Art for Question 2: Whose Science Advisor is this Fellow? Welcome one and all. Today we have The Panel, a monthly entertainment for all Weekend and Home readers. Introducing:- (Narrator = Xia) On The Panel are Pujay and Wiz. Xia: And the second question is—what now? Pujay: The er, y'know,... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at from the DogHaus
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* Top Thread This one popped up first thing Saturday morning. [Yeah, sorry luv, in so much pain I couldn’t face going to bed with it] It’s a fisheye of the campaign manager donning the moneymaker mask that 45 wasn’t wearing in Arizona. Done in dog B&W. Bottom is the... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2020 at from the DogHaus
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WhatAbout the Kids * @drClaireMD, specialist pediatrician, adroitly examines a Chinese study of 2143 children under CDC control from Jan 16 - Feb 8th this year. All infected with Sars Cov-2 virus, diagnosis by either lab test or symptoms or X-rays. “Good news,” she says was that 90% of them... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2020 at from the DogHaus