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April 27, 2020

Home schooling in the modern age

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Education, Family, Funny Stuff, Memes — Scottie @ 06:07

Speed Bump Comic Strip for April 27, 2020

April 23, 2020

What face masks actually do against coronavirus

Filed under: Education, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Videos — Scottie @ 18:09

The cult of tRump, the Dear Leader

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It’s a cult.

Never question the leader.

The leader is always right.

‘The other side’ is worse projection.

Shame manifested as anger.

‘Conservative Bible Project’

Christianity is big business.

Power is money.

Homechool/Xian Academy negates integration

Private school lobby.

Prosperity gospel.

Persecution complex.

April 22, 2020

Reich at Home: Alarming Lockdown Protests, Unemployment Benefits in Limbo, Mixed Families Ignored

Filed under: Economics, Education, Fascism, Greed, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 16:04

AP Exclusive: 2 cats in NY state test positive for virus

Filed under: Animals, Education, Family, Health, News, Questions — Scottie @ 15:29

Damn, Damn, Damn, and more Damns.   Hugs

https://apnews.com/37328ab8db093b8346e26e1840b48af8?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=APEastRegion

Two pet cats in New York state have tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the first confirmed cases in companion animals in the United States, federal officials said Wednesday.

The cats, which had mild respiratory illnesses and are expected to recover, are thought to have contracted the virus from people in their households or neighborhoods, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

The finding, which comes after positive tests in seven tigers and lions at the Bronx Zoo, adds to a small number of confirmed cases of the virus in animals worldwide. U.S. authorities say that while it appears some animals can get the virus from people, there’s no indication the animals are transmitting it to human beings.

More at the link above.  Worth the  read I think.   Hugs

More deaths, no benefit from malaria drug in VA virus study

Filed under: Drugs, Education, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 07:55

https://apnews.com/a5077c7227b8eb8b0dc23423c0bbe2b2

A malaria drug widely touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus showed no benefit in a large analysis of its use in U.S. veterans hospitals. There were more deaths among those given hydroxychloroquine versus standard care, researchers reported.

The nationwide study was not a rigorous experiment. But with 368 patients, it’s the largest look so far of hydroxychloroquine with or without the antibiotic azithromycin for COVID-19, which has killed more than 171,000 people as of Tuesday.

The study was posted on an online site for researchers and has not been reviewed by other scientists. Grants from the National Institutes of Health and the University of Virginia paid for the work.

About 28% who were given hydroxychloroquine plus usual care died, versus 11% of those getting routine care alone. About 22% of those getting the drug plus azithromycin died too, but the difference between that group and usual care was not considered large enough to rule out other factors that could have affected survival.

Hydroxychloroquine made no difference in the need for a breathing machine, either.

Researchers did not track side effects, but noted a hint that hydroxychloroquine might have damaged other organs. The drug has long been known to have potentially serious side effects, including altering the heartbeat in a way that could lead to sudden death.

April 19, 2020

#NeverBiden is the New #MAGA!

Filed under: Education, History, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 14:14

Let’s talk about rights and responsibilities….

Filed under: Education, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:43

April 18, 2020

I read news online, but yes find real news and inform yourself.

Filed under: Cartoons, Education, Memes, News, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 08:22

April 14, 2020

They’re pretty good.

What a way to achieve it

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Education, Gun Control, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 06:04
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Postcard from dystopia.

April 12, 2020

Could it be?

Filed under: Cartoons, Education, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 14:17

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April 9, 2020

Stunning Poll: Those with ‘Conservative News Diet’ Like Fox News Twice as Uninformed on Coronavirus Deadliness

Filed under: Drugs, Education, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 19:13

Stunning Poll: Those with ‘Conservative News Diet’ Like Fox News Twice as Uninformed on Coronavirus Deadliness

People who consume news sources like Fox News are more than twice as likely to be uninformed about the coronavirus as those who take in sources like CNN and MSNBC, according to a stunning new survey conducted by Gallup.

The Knight Foundation/Gallup poll published Thursday broke down results by “news diet,” which in the case of a “conservative news diet” meant “those who cite only conservative news sources (e.g., Fox News, Breitbart, One America News, the National Review) as top sources.”

But on a key matter of fact regarding the Covid-19 disease, the results were devastating. A full 57 percent of the conservative news consumers falsely believe that the coronavirus is “less deadly than or as deadly as flu,” versus only 28 percent of those with a “liberal news diet” believing the same statement.

Even the most optimistic current data shows the coronavirus is many times deadlier than the seasonal flu.

More at the link above.    Hugs

 

 

diseases cured by …

Filed under: Cartoons, Education, Health, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 18:22

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The US was not founded on Christianity

Filed under: Cartoons, Education, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 18:06

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Go mass in church, run to the hospital when you get ill and need science to save your life.

Filed under: Cartoons, Education, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion, Science — Scottie @ 18:00

April 8, 2020

Late Night Coronavirus Public Service Announcement

Filed under: Education, Funny Stuff, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 18:31

April 7, 2020

Response to Dylan’s comment because this is important life and death stuff.

Filed under: Criminal, Drugs, Education, Fascism, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 14:12

First I will post Dylan’s comment and then my reply.  I will do his in italics.   Hugs

Hello Scottie,
I have an uncle who is a professor at UCI medical right here in California. They have over 40 patients right now with the CCP virus. His entire team is currently taking Hydroxycloroquine, and none of them have been infected by the contagion even though they are directly involved with it on a daily basis. Scottie, the mainstream media is being patently false when they claim that this drug is not effective in assisting the recovery of folks infected.
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Hello Dylan. I am going to be a bit blunt with you. That is not evidence nor proof, that is anecdotal. That is worthless. sorry. My uncle has a farm and he seen a flying saucer fly over and zap a cow, it pooped , so when a cow poops it is flying saucers zapping them.

That drug has no studies showing it works! The people pushing it on Fox, and in the tRump white house have no medical degrees nor science background. Navarro is an economist claiming to know as much as medical doctors and scientists. He doesn’t. The papers he put on the desk were sastics but they had no medical data.

Dylan, are wrong in accepting dogma over science. You are taking made up pseudoscience ( Pseudoscience consists of statements, beliefs, or practices that are claimed to be both scientific and factual but are incompatible with the scientific method ) as facts. Not your fault really your being spoon fed it from people with no concern about your health.

As of right now there is no medical scientifically accepted study that shows any benefit to using Hydroxycloroquine to help in any way with Covid-19. There are claims that show it simply has no effect, and several well known claims that show it worsens the problems some patients with Covid-19 have.  These are based on individual doctors reportings and are not studies.   This is real information.

Plus because no studies have been done there is no way to know the proper dose. How much is enough, how much is too much. This is important because this drug has bad side effects. It can slow down and interfere with breathing, something a patient who has this virus really doesn’t need.

There seem to be two different spellings of the same drug. Hydroxycloroquine and hydroxychloroquine which seem to be the same drug.

Look at who is pushing this and why. People with money in the companies that make it, look up the news that one of the companies that makes this paid tRump’s lawyer / fixer Cohen a million dollars to arrange a meeting with tRump. They covered it by saying he was providing medical advice. Really? Fox news Laura Ingraham holds constant shows on the benefits of this drug against the covid-19 and has gotten a in person meeting with tRump. She is not a doctor. The two doctors she claims tell her it is a miracle never studied it in any controlled setting.

There is a reason it is called science. Because science is a method, a way of doing things. A way that not only provides positive results or shows that claims of results are wrong, but has a peer review system so other scientist in that field can try to prove it themselves or at least study the data and agree or disagree. In this case, this is important, no scientific study has been done and the only half scientific study shows no positive result. That is the facts.

So some more anecdotal evidence for you. My husband is working nightly with Covid-19 PTs as is his entire ICU. As is two other ICUs in his hospital, as is the entire floor they made available to only Covid-19 patients. Not one of the medical staff have said they are taking nor have they been prescribed hydroxychloroquine and only one so far in his hospital has been suspected of getting it and they think from the time frame he got it from his wife who is not a medical provider.  Sadly despite tRump claiming there are plenty of tests they do not have enough to test this medical provider.  So he simply self quarantines hoping they are wrong.  

Which leads me to the point that is also very important.  This is a prescribed drug again with no dosage available for this virus. What doctor is going to put their licence on the line to write a prescription for an unknown safe amount of a drug not shown or tested to work on this virus? It is stupid to believe that. It is not FDA approved for this covid-19. So if a doctor is trying to prescribe it for that , he just lost his licence, if he is claiming it is for a different diagnosis the person doesn’t have he again loses his licence. So please tell me Dylan which of those wonderful medical doctors including your uncle is has decided to lose his medical license?  I really want to know.   Thanks.  Hugs

 

April 6, 2020

Anyone reconsidering

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Education, Greed, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 10:46

 

April 5, 2020

Could Jared be less qualified? Seriously

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Could Jared be less qualified? Seriously.

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