atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,


Work was annoying, it snowed 4 inches, my wife almost had a wreck because the highway dicks can't be bothered to plow and salt, and the f-ing snowblower wouldn't start until I drained the fuel and put in fresh.


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Then what is the bleeding point of vaccinating everyone? The entire point of a vaccine is to provide immunity to a disease. That's why they used to be called "immunizations". Once you've immunized a significant portion of the population, no one can get the disease, and it dies out. (See also "polio" and "smallpox", two diseases which have been nearly eradicated thanks to vaccinations.)

The vaccine is not to keep you from being able to spread the disease to others; it's to keep you from getting it in the first place. But if you don't actually get sick with the thing, you're never contagious, and you never spread it.

Immunization works because it skips over the symptomatic part of getting a disease and goes right to the part where your body learns how to make the antibodies that stop the virus from multiplying.

But if the vaccine can't stop the spread of the disease, then it's not stopping individuals from becoming contagious, which means they get the disease at full strength, and the fucking vaccine is WORTHLESS.

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Washington state is fluffing the COVID death numbers because of course they are. "As much as twenty percent", because you can't stomp on human faces if you don't have an excuse, right? Not in a country where firearm ownership is a civil right.

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I agree, let's isolate California so the asshats who vote for this kind of shit can't leave it and infect other states.

On the other hand, some of the sheriffs' departments in CA are refusing to help the state stomp on peoples' faces. Which is a very good thing, indeed.

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So, it turns out that in Pennsylvania, there were some 205,000 more votes than eligible voters that live in the state. 205,000 is enough to make Trump the winner there.

I think I would give my left nut to see this happen. When it's time for Pence to count the electoral college votes?
Apparently the plan is for Mike Pence to roll in a Dominion voting machine (or a knock off that looks like one). He's then going to pull out a USB drive, update the software just before the count, and use the machine to count the elector ballots.

Surely the Democrats cannot object to the Vice President using the same methods to count the electoral college votes which they claim were fair and free and above reproach in the states?

Ha! I'm such a kidder. Of course they can object to it. They're hypocrites, to a man. Woman. "Thingy."

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A man who thinks he is a woman and who dresses up like one but who has a penis and testicles is not a woman and there is no amount of leftist kvetching which can convince me otherwise.

The "infographic" says that "98% of straight men are unwilling to date a trans woman because of hatred." That is, of course, incorrect; 98% of straight men are unwilling to date a "trans woman" because he is not a woman. Even the most cunningly successful sex change operation merely results in a being which has had its sexual organs surgically mutilated to resemble those of the opposite sex; it does not actually change the sex of the being in any but the most superficial of ways.

This is basic biology. I know the left dismisses that scientific fact by claiming that it's "hatred", and--most hypocritically--they refuse to accept that men are just born that way and nothing can be done about it (much the same way, we are told, gays are just born that way and nothing can be done about it). You're attracted to whom you're attracted, we are told (when it's men who like other men, or women who like other women) but when it comes to a heterosexual man who--gosh!--wants to be with someone who's got (or at least was born with) a uterus and fallopian tubes and ovaries and has two X chromosomes, that's "hatred".

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Bill Gates should shut the fuck up and stop thinking he knows anything.
For some reason, the corporate media and global foundations believe Bill Gates has the answer for everything. They listen to him talk about epidemiology and vaccines. I am not sure becoming a billionaire by stealing someone else's operating system and requiring outside help to build it makes you an expert in either of these areas, especially after you've put out a product as bad as Windows Vista.
"Someone else's operating system" was, of course, what he saw at Xerox PARC; the same thing that Steve Jobs stole and had others turn into the Macintosh OS.

Bill Gates didn't write Windows, or even a significant part of it. In fact, I don't think he actually had much to do with the development of MS-DOS, either, considering that he bought the source code from someone. What Bill Gates is good at is making deals which are very advantageous for him and less so for the people with whom he's dealing, and also at having rather good luck.

But even if he's a super whiz-bang programmer, none of that means he's also an expert in climatology or microbiology.

Furthermore, since we don't really know what the Earth's climate is doing, the idea of "preventing" global warming by doing anything to cool the Earth might trigger the next damned ice age. Earth won't ever go into runaway global warming (evidence: it never has, even when atmospheric CO2 was much higher than it is now) and runaway cooling (ie "ice age") would be an unprecedented disaster.

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But I handled work, I got the driveway blown down, and everyone's home safe, and that's what counts.

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