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  • Covid Number in Illinois

    10/29/2020 7:49:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Free Republic | 10/29/2020 | Chicagoconservative27
    I called my friend yesterday who is the township supervisor in my area and also works as a manager for a state rep. She was telling me her boss the state rep was livid that governor fat boy was shutting down restaurants and bars again in cook and lake county. He had her call the health Dept or whatever agency for the numbers to justify this next round of shutdowns. She called the agency and they said they would get her the numbers and information ASAP. Two days later NOTHING. She has spoken to Dr Ezike office personally also about...
  • Experts Fear Lab-Grown Brains Will Become Sentient, Which Is Upsetting

    10/29/2020 5:50:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies ^ | By Caroline Delbert Oct 28, 2020
    Key Points: The idea of sentient, lab-created "organoids" raises ethical questions that ripple through science. Tests could include physical scans, mathematical models, and more. Scientists say there are reasons it could be necessary to create consciousness ... and destroy it. ========================================================================= A thought-provoking new article poses some hugely important scientific questions: Could brain cells initiated and grown in a lab become sentient? What would that look like, and how could scientists test for it? And would a sentient, lab-grown brain “organoid” have some kind of rights? Buckle up for a quick and dirty history of the ethics of sentience. We...
  • Why people with dementia go missing

    10/29/2020 5:27:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies ^ | October 29, 2020 | by University of East Anglia
    People with dementia are more likely to go missing in areas where road networks are dense, complicated and disordered—according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers studied hundreds of 'missing person' police reports for people with dementia and compared each case to the surrounding road network. They hope their findings could help inform future safeguarding guidelines. Prof Michael Hornberger, from UEA's Norwich Medical School, said: "People with dementia getting lost or going missing is a problem worldwide. Around 70 percent of people with dementia may go missing at least once, with some at risk of going missing...
  • AOC Calls For Doubling The Size Of The Court By Adding 3 Judges

    10/28/2020 3:03:07 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 27 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | October 27th, 2020
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Only one day after the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the supreme court, AOC is calling for leftists in Washington to pack the courts with liberal judges. According to AOC, the next administration ought to "at least double" the size of the court by adding 3 progressive justices to the bench.
  • An Honest Ad From Your Democratic Party Spokesperson (Humor)

    10/28/2020 9:28:50 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 27, 2020 | Allie Beth Stuckey
    An Honest Ad From Your Democratic Party Spokesperson (Humor) VIDEO Here at the Democratic Party, we can't wait to tell you all the great reasons to vote for Joe Biden and all of our other wonderful candidates... issues like men getting pregnant, the importance of riots and looting, and the intrinsic evil of all white people are sure to push you to the right side!
  • Why Woke History Is Not the Answer 1776 SERIES

    10/28/2020 7:26:50 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    Real Clear Public Affairs ^ | 27 Oct, 2020 | Wilfred Reilly
    The United States may be the first country in history to tell a “noble lie” about its past that makes that past look worse, not better, than it actually was. For certain, the premodern history of the United States included a great deal of barbaric, uncivilized behavior: the conquest of Native American tribes, the enslavement of captured Africans, and the oppression of women, just for starters. But popular left-wing models of historical education, in the “1619 Project” and “Howard Zinn” traditions, regularly make claims about further injustices and atrocities that are simply not based in reality: for example, that Americans...
  • Huge difference between liberals and conservatives

    10/28/2020 5:07:05 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 8 replies
    The News & Observation | 28 October 2020 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    A huge difference exists between liberal leftists and conservatives. Generally, liberals will organize, group together and defend one another while executing evil deeds EVEN WHEN THEY DON'T KNOW EACH OTHER. They put aside differences for the moment until they are able to overcome the good forces that oppose them, THEN they fight with each other. Not always, but the vast majority operate that way. Conservatives, on the other hand, seem to argue about what is the right way to do something, are somewhat difficult to organize for taking positive action and tend to group together IF IT INVOLVES FAMILY OR...
  • Trump's rally schedule - Two in Arizona on Wednesday, North Carolina on Thursday

    10/28/2020 3:40:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Many more events @ the link.
  • My cousin the nurse gave me her opinion on covid tonight.

    10/27/2020 6:39:45 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    Free republic | 10/27/2020 | Chicagoconservative27
    My cousin who is a head nurse at a local hospital in Chicago suburbs gave me this info on covid. These are the text messages from her. Take her information as you wish. From what I've seen, there are very high false positive And negative rates. Also, if you test positive, then test again 3 days later and are all positive, that counts as 2 positives. What we can't dispute are the number of actual hospitalizations, which are definitely up in my area, but I'm very specious of anyone who has zero symptoms but comes up positive. The good news...
  • Intelligent Design Passes Peer Review (Again)

    10/27/2020 2:02:13 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 52 replies
    Breakpoint ^ | 10/16/20 | John Stonestreet and
    Intelligent Design Passes Peer Review Life Is Fine-Tuned In his book The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins defined biology as “the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose.” Though our generation’s arch-atheist recognizes the tendency of human intuition to attribute things wonderful and complex to the work of a designer, he goes on to argue that life is not designed at all. His prior commitment to a worldview that understands the universe to be the product of eons of accidents and natural selection only imitates design is reflected in the book’s title:...
  • The Wreckage of Socialism is Not Just Economic

    10/27/2020 11:30:50 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 17 replies
    The Stream ^ | October 27, 2020 | Chenyuan Snider
    The Wreckage of Socialism is Not Just Economic I grew up in a socialist society, but I’ve found it hard sometimes to talk about socialism in America. When people like me identify the blatant failures of socialism, its advocates often argue that the socialist countries we’re talking about are “not really socialist.” In other words, no true socialism has ever existed. Hence, there is a need to practice true socialism here in America.The Reality of Socialism I think socialism should be defined based on historical facts, not on utopian fantasies that exist only in its campaigners’ heads. It’s like a...
  • Scientists Created a 'Living' Aneurysm Out of Blood And Human Brain Cells

    10/27/2020 7:28:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 4 replies ^ | 27 OCTOBER 2020 | JACINTA BOWLER
    The aneurysm with endothelial cells (green) and a clot (red). (Elisa Wasson) ================================================================================ Brain aneurysms are the stuff of nightmares – a blood vessel in your brain which silently bulges or balloons, with the risk of it one day rupturing, causing life-threatening complications. Although there are a number of treatments for brain aneurysms, you can imagine that blood vessels in the brain can be a little tricky to reach. So, for the purposes of evaluating treatments and giving doctors some hands-on training time, some kind of substitute before they get inside your brain would be ideal. A team of researchers...
  • Roberts to administer judicial oath to Barrett Tuesday

    10/27/2020 3:45:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/26/20 | Justine Coleman
    Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the judicial oath to Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday following her confirmation to the Supreme Court on Monday evening. The Supreme Court announced that Roberts will give the judicial oath to Barrett in a private ceremony Tuesday after she was officially confirmed by the Senate in a 52-48 vote. “Upon administration of that oath, she will be able to begin to participate in the work of the Court,” the Supreme Court release states. Barrett will be recognized in a formal ceremony at a special sitting of the Supreme Court “at a later date.” The...
  • The Real Debate is Between Fauci and Other Scientists, Not Fauci and Trump

    10/26/2020 11:47:10 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 14 replies
    The Stream ^ | October 26, 2020 | D. Axe, W. Briggs, J. Richards
    President Trump has finally taken the gloves off when it comes to his inherited advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci. In a call..., the president reportedly described Fauci as a “disaster.” In the debate on Thursday night, he was conciliatory toward Fauci. But Trump is right to be mad. Fauci gave the president bad advice on lockdowns, and yet the public health official has paid no price for it. On the contrary, the press has lionized Fauci. That’s made it hard for the president to pivot away from the lockdowns.Unfortunately, by taking on Fauci directly, Trump allows the media to frame the...
  • Trump Rallies 10/26 & 10/27

    10/26/2020 8:36:50 AM PDT · by Paladin2 · 9 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting Network ^ | Oct 26, 2020 | unknown
    Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. announced that President Donald J. Trump will deliver remarks at Make America Great Again Victory Rallies in: Lititz, Pennsylvania on Monday, October 26th, 2020 at 1:30 PM EDT, Martinsburg, Pennsylvania on Monday, October 26th, 2020 at 4:30 PM EDT, Lansing, Michigan on Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 at 2:00 PM EDT, West Salem, Wisconsin on Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 at 4:00 PM CDT, and Omaha, Nebraska on Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 at 7:30 PM CDT. These events will feature remarks from President Donald J. Trump and Republican candidates.
  • Warning to Big Tech Execs, Fake Media And Communist Sympathizers

    10/25/2020 2:36:49 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/25/2020 | Yuri Blanarovich
    ....I hope that industry moguls will realize what is waiting for them when liberals/commies win or cheat their way into power. What reward do they expect from the liberal/communist regime? To be elevated to President, Commissar for Information, or Czar of the Internet??? Let me tell you what happened in the past, to fools who helped the communists to get power. First the dumbest, most ignorant and obedient terrorist gets to power, he brings his buddies, into government. They start governing. First get rid of opposition, take over police and courts, populate the labor camps. Then they start consolidating power,...
  • Trump massive rally schedule

    10/25/2020 6:51:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    President Donald J. Trump Delivers Remarks at a Make America Great Again Victory Rally in Manchester, NH Sun, October 25, 2020 | 12:30 pm (EDT) President Donald J. Trump Delivers Remarks at a Make America Great Again Victory Rally in Allentown, PA Mon, October 26, 2020 | 11:00 am (EDT) President Donald J. Trump Delivers Remarks at a Make America Great Again Victory Rally in Lititz, PA Mon, October 26, 2020 | 01:30 pm (EDT) President Donald J. Trump Delivers Remarks at a Make America Great Again Victory Rally in Martinsburg, PA Mon, October 26, 2020 | 04:30 pm (EDT)...
  • Google Reportedly Paid Apple As Much As $12 Billion To Be The iPhone’s Default Search

    10/24/2020 7:08:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Ubergizmo ^ | 10/23/20 | Tyler Lee
    If you were to launch Safari on your iPhone or iPad and type a search query into the address bar, there’s a very, very good chance that it will default to Google. Sure, some of you might have set it differently, but for many, Google is more or less the default, and it turns out that Google paid Apple billions to keep it that way. While we have heard in the past that Google has paid Apple to keep it as the default search engine in the past, we now know how much they paid for it. This is according...
  • Administering ‘Truth’ in our Schools

    10/24/2020 5:20:31 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 24 Oct, 2020 | Janet Levy
    The Orwellian manufacture of ‘truth’ is very much a salient feature of the American educational system. In George Orwell’s novel 1984, the Ministry of Truth is responsible for falsifying historical events and advancing government-approved versions of the ‘truth,’ such as ‘2 + 2 = 5’ and ‘War is peace.’ The ministry, the propaganda wing of the government of Oceania, one of the fictional superstates in the novel, uses ‘doublethink’ and ‘newspeak’ to obscure, distort or even reverse the meaning of words. That was a fictional dystopia. But a few current examples will leave no doubt that the Orwellian manufacture of...
  • What Does It Mean to Have Long-Haul COVID-19?

    10/23/2020 9:41:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Runner's World ^ | October 21, 2020 | Selene Yeager
    As an elite competitive triathlete, César Villalba, 34, of Los Angeles knows his body. So, though he can perform “acceptably” on a pulmonary test months after his initial bout with COVID-19, that’s anything but “acceptable” for the professional designer who is used to racing around the world. “I can do that with 60 percent of my lung capacity,” Villalba says with the heavy sigh of a man who would really just like to be better. Villalba was never officially diagnosed with COVID-19, because he got sick before the pandemic hit full steam. “I had pneumonia, sore throat, fever for a...