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Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.

Don't take me too seriously.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Cui bono?

Non fui, fui, non sum, non curo

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OftenBen  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Moderna has a vaccine that will be easier to distribute than Pfizer

The unfortunate truth of Covid-19 is that symptom-less spread is indeed possible, and most young-ish people of modest health won't suffer much.

They will however spread the disease to everyone else.

They will however thwart all attempts at high compliance rates with vaccination.

OftenBen  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Arecibo telescope will close forever

    How much to rebuild it?

The hopes and dreams for our future.

OftenBen  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Moderna has a vaccine that will be easier to distribute than Pfizer

They all spread covid the same

OftenBen  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 18, 2020

In this time of covid you need the approval letter to see most properties.

We have a list that we just sent over to our realtor to arrange a series of viewings.

Fingers crossed.

OftenBen  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 18, 2020

Got approved for our mortgage today, a few tens of thousands more than we think we need.

Feeling very fortunate to be able to buy a home when so few of my peers are able to even consider it.

OftenBen  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 18, 2020

Something about dried peppers comes out with some time. My guess is that is has to do with essential oils containing capsaicin are somehow expressed from the powder upon exposure to heat.

OftenBen  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Once the Disease of Gluttonous Aristocrats, Gout Is Now Tormenting the Masses

No. Gout is actually a progressive disease. Once damage occurs to the bones of the toe/foot it has a corrosive/abrasive effect, destroying cartilage and eroding bone. I am on daily allopurinol and colchicine to slow the crystals from accumulating further but damage has been done that the body cannot repair by normal methods.

Nausea mostly, lots of it. Stomach cramps and tinnitus.

OftenBen  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Moderna has a vaccine that will be easier to distribute than Pfizer

Recent events suggest otherwise.

OftenBen  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Moderna has a vaccine that will be easier to distribute than Pfizer

It's unfortunate that this will literally be the reason why the United States has the worst response to the pandemic of every developed nation.

OftenBen  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Moderna has a vaccine that will be easier to distribute than Pfizer

It's an easy choice.

Death for everyone not like me and mine.

I sure as shit won't take no gubmint needle! They can't boss me around! There's a microchip in it!

OftenBen  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Moderna has a vaccine that will be easier to distribute than Pfizer

And don't forget that there is a sizeable portion of the country that will not take a vaccine because they believe it will contain the mark of the beast.

The exact situation you described as 'necessary' is described by fundamentalist Christianity as the beginning of the apocalypse. No buying and selling without the mark of the beast you see.

OftenBen  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ACB is ALREADY enforcing christian morality over the rest of us.

Whatever you say.

OftenBen  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Key to Trump's Appeal

The Christian ones do not believe that they are degenerate. They just do degenerate things like mutilate children's genitalia and give sexual predators positions of leadership and authority. They believe they are righteous.

OftenBen  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ACB is ALREADY enforcing christian morality over the rest of us.

Christians - 'We seek the ability and legal protections to freely spread plague and commit manslaughter, endangering the sick, the poor, the elderly, the very young, and everyone who works in healthcare. AND, if so much as a peep of complaint is raised to the structural violence we seek to perpetrate that the reaches LITERALLY into the Supreme Court, the leadership of both houses of Congress and the white house, we will raise accusations of anti-religious bigotry.

Me - 'Please wash your hands, wear a mask and practice social distancing to the best of your ability to do so. Please value the lives and wellbeing of others or at least act as if you do.

You - 'If you just ignored the christians they will go away.'

OftenBen  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ACB is ALREADY enforcing christian morality over the rest of us.

The dialog doesn't advance.

Christians spread plague. They are seeking legal protections to do so before the Supreme Court.

My fellows who work in Healthcare suffer because of a religion that they don't practice.

My fellow disabled people die because of a religion that they don't practice.

And both sides are the same. Manslaughter on one hand, mean names on the other.

OftenBen  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 408th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"