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bigrod

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  1. bigrod

    IU Inspired Pet Names

    I think Uwe would be a great dog name. Jurkin probably won't cut it... I had a black lab years ago that I named Sabo, after the Reds third baseman at the time.
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    (2021) SF Trey Patterson

    No, I'm getting it too.
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    Justin Smith Declares

    I sincerely wish him the best, but the things he said he was excited about in their style of play, don't really strike me as his strengths. I guess it depends on how you look at it, but I felt like we played played him at the wing to the detriment of the team in some ways. He never developed a handle or shot that allowed him to pull his defender away from the paint. But, maybe a new coach can get him to play with a passion and desire that we rarely saw during his three years in Bloomington.
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    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    You are wrong again. SARS is caused by a coronavirus. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory disease of zoonotic origin caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV or SARS-CoV-1), the first-identified strain of the SARS coronavirus species severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus (SARSr-CoV).
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    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    You are absolutely incorrect. I never made that claim. YOU need to validate your "facts."
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    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    Yeah, I had written the caption' "This guy is available" under it, but for some reason it didn't show up.
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    Coronavirus and Its Impact

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    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    But it was based on data, not just a position: “We have a number of reports from countries who are doing very detailed contact tracing. They’re following asymptomatic cases. They’re following contacts. And they’re not finding secondary transmission onward. It’s very rare.”
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    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    No, you are wrong. I know that's hard for you to take, but you are wrong. There is no Coronavirus vaccine. Why don't we have a vaccine for the common cold? They are trying to develop a vaccine to modify RNA and it has been wildly unsuccessful. So far, in every case, it produces so many antibodies that it starts attacking the host organs. I didn't state anything about how i wanted the facts to come out. You are the one with on here with a crystal clear agenda.
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    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    To me, the bigger question is why are we not studying this more when it has been shown to work for similar viruses in the past? Instead, the powers that be are pushing for a vaccine. Coronaviruses have been around since the '60's and there hasn't been a successful vaccine yet. So instead of testing a possible solution that already exists, we are counting on a RNA modifying vaccine for a virus (first time ever) that has been wildly unsuccessful in animal trials. Why? I get the whole idea that these have to be trialed in double blind studies to prove their effectiveness and that people with political or financial ties should not be trusted. Let's just make sure we use the same criteria when the vaccine comes out. Will there be a double blind study? Will all of the government officials and advisors that have financial interests suddenly be ignored?
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    Firearms

    I’m not a collector, but I have a few handguns. Truthfully, my favorite is probably a Springfield 45. It’s a little heavy to carry, especially fully loaded, but I took is with me to a week-long handgun course at Frontsight in Nevada a few years ago and had a blast. 400 people walking around with handguns and I never felt safer in my life. I think I went through 800 rounds while I was there. Anyway, some of the others in my class had 9mm’s and they had to hit the steel plate targets two, three, sometimes four times to knock them down in our competitions. Mine went down first shot every time. I don’t think it has ever jammed on me. Just a nice, solid handgun. Sent from my iPad using BtownBanners
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    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    We all need a little humor about this... Sent from my iPad using BtownBanners mobile app
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    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    C'mon, do you really think people are protesting over face masks? Blows my mind that people think it is selfless to worry about what everyone else is doing. We have been fed this idea that if I get the virus, it's someone else's fault. Viruses have been around for a long time - take responsibility for yourself and do what you think is necessary to be safe. It is selfless to take care of yourself so that you are not a burden to society. Sure, I totally get that in some cases it can't be helped, but why does everyone have to give up their livelihood because some are compromised (many from choosing self-sabotaging habits like smoking, over-eating unhealthy foods, and inactivity)? Those compromised need to quarantine or otherwise protect themselves. I mean, how screwed up are we when we claim to be worried about everyone's health, but fast food restaurants are deemed essential?
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    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    All the data I have seen says the opposite. I have seen several surgeons and virologists who have said the virus is too small to be stopped by the masks and that using masks in this way is totally not what they were designed for. I have read many who say the masks are actually making your immune system worse. The problem with this whole thing is that you can find information to justify whatever you want, so there really is not common enemy. We are dealing with a virus that has a 99.8% survival rate. It effects people who mainly have other conditions, just like the seasonal flu. Some people, who have strong immune systems, barely know they have it. The only consistent message is fear, fear ,fear. But, if the masks are effective, by all means, the individual should decide that they are worried about it and wear theirs and not worry about the people who are not wearing them. This whole thing has been about taking power away from the individual. Most of the people who are not wearing masks are not concerned about the mask, they are concerned about what loss of freedom comes next.
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    Coronavirus and Its Impact

    No matter which side of the argument you fall on, we know unequivocally that the data cannot be trusted. I read a story today that said a papaya and a goat both tested positive for the virus. The fact is, finding how many false positives a test produces is always one of the first things done, and it has yet to be done for this virus. There are always false positives. But then, they are using a subjective test that both the inventor and the CDC says should not be used for diagnostic purposes, so there's that. There are also studies that indicate that that antibodies are much more prevalent (50 to 85 times) in tested populations than originally thought, which would make this virus even less lethal. I'm not sure where the under reporting is coming from unless it is assumption. I've seen many more reports from doctors, nurses, and administrators saying they are being pressured to label everything Covid. Oddly, once reporting for Covid started ramping up, the seasonal flu numbers magically decreased. So much so, the CDC decided they were no longer going to track it. I guess if the statistics don't say what you want them to, you have to manipulate the data until it does.
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