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Shortforbob last won the day on May 16 2019

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  1. Shortforbob

    Boycott Chinese goods

    Yep, Armadale CPA branch holds meetings at my place..nothing covert about it. Perhaps our federal leaders might want to be a bit more thoughtful when they play brinkmanship with China. Publicly suggesting that the Chinese may arbitrarily detain Australians in China was not exactly helpful in this climate either. This is telling "1) Avoid Chinese brand name products. Buy the US/UK/Japanese etc brand product even if it was made in China. Hurt their ego if you can't hurt their wallet." where's the Buy Australian bit?
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    One month after opening, Covid 19 spiking

    I think you'll find what he means is the numbers are limited by the nature of the virus it'self. Limited to usless old people and those that have health issues that drain the insurance companies coffers. Nasty little Nazi.
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    Boycott Chinese goods

    I'm not changing my buying habits simply to prop up an economy that's basically destroyed it'self. Fuck off with the protectionist racism. what the world needs now is co operation..If the USA wants to build a one way wall around it's self and leave other countries to bear the global burdens, don't come crying to us to buy your stuff.
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    One month after opening, Covid 19 spiking

    Ha..that got ya didn't it Why do you think Trump is so desperate for schools to re open? Not a concern for the education of the masses of the poor. It's childcare so their parents can get back to work.
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    One month after opening, Covid 19 spiking

    I don't know where you put your mother if this is your experience of Aged care.
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    One month after opening, Covid 19 spiking

    It is for now, but as more low wage workers are forced back to work in situations where the spread is inevitable, you'll see those people unable to work for weeks? months? How much of the workforce is over 60 in the USA, and how many have decent healthcare? Not to mention the lack of child caring grandparents. BB and that "open up and ride it" mob may regret their lack of patience when their supply of cheap labour dries up.
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    One month after opening, Covid 19 spiking

    It's an interesting concept. Did you know that The Black Death in the 14th Century was largely the reason feudalism ended in europe. Supply and demand. Say goodbye to cheap labour and hello to Unions, wage explosions, You might even find yourself paying for decent holidays, superannuation and health care. Not to mention Parental leave.
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    he's losing it ...... tweet storm

    Fuck off, we don't want him.
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    Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison

    These people are disgusting. Like Paris Hilton, they dont think the courts are serious when they bring down their little sentences. Sentences and all those horrid things are for little people. It's TIME.
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  11. Incoming!!! PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT! “We know what took place. We have already seen criminality. What is happening? Biggest political scandal of our time.” @MariaBartiromo You are 100% correct, Maria, it is a disgrace that nothing happens. Obama and Biden spied on my campaign, AND GOT CAUGHT...BUT NOTHING! PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT! The Supreme Court sends case back to Lower Court, arguments to continue. This is all a political prosecution. I won the Mueller Witch Hunt, and others, and now I have to keep fighting in a politically corrupt New York. Not fair to this Presidency or Administration! Courts in the past have given “broad deference”. BUT NOT ME! We have a totally corrupt previous Administration, including a President and Vice President who spied on my campaign, AND GOT CAIGHT...and nothing happens to them. This crime was taking place even before my election, everyone knows it, and yet all are frozen stiff with fear.... We have a totally corrupt previous Administration, including a President and Vice President who spied on my campaign, AND GOT CAIGHT...and nothing happens to them. This crime was taking place even before my election, everyone knows it, and yet all are frozen stiff with fear.... No Republican Senate Judiciary response, NO “JUSTICE”, NO FBI, NO NOTHING. Major horror show REPORTS on Comey & McCabe, guilty as hell, nothing happens. Catch Obama & Biden cold, nothing. A 3 year, $45,000,000 Mueller HOAX, failed - investigated everything.... ..Won all against the Federal Government and the Democrats send everything to politically corrupt New York, which is falling apart with everyone leaving, to give it a second, third and fourth try. Now the Supreme Court gives a delay ruling that they would never have given... for another President. This is about PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT. We catch the other side SPYING on my campaign, the biggest political crime and scandal in U.S. history, and NOTHING HAPPENS. But despite this, I have done more than any President in history in first 3 1/2 years! WHAAAAAAH!!!!
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    No, it's where we drag them on a tarp into the pre covid study area from the returns chutes, quarantine each pile for three days before handling. oh..ha ha
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    Banning Vaping? it's not Oxford University. My bad.
  14. Shortforbob

    Banning Vaping?

    I just read an article that seems to be saying that Nicotine may help treat CV19. I sincerely hope it's unfounded. Are these people loonies? There is mixed evidence on the role of smoking in COVID-19 infection and associated outcomes. Whereas the expectation is that smoking would predispose to worse outcomes from COVID-19, as is the case in other acute respiratory infections, some (but not all) studies of COVID-19 have detected fewer people who smoke than would be expected in hospitalised patients with COVID-19. It is unclear whether this is due to biases, confounding, misreporting, or a potential protective effect of smoking on COVID-19 outcomes. Irrespective of COVID-19, smoking is uniquely deadly. However, nicotine, the addictive component of cigarettes, can be safe when used in other forms, and there is some biological plausibility regarding a possible role of nicotine in COVID-19 infection. Below we briefly review evidence to date on the role of nicotine in COVID-19. This is important to people who smoke, but it could also be of general relevance, as some have hypothesised nicotine may be a potential treatment for COVID-19. Commentaries regarding nicotine and COVID-19 all agree nicotine potentially has a role to play based on its role in the renin-angiotensin system. In particular, nicotine can impact the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) 2, which is relevant because coronaviruses bind to ACE2. However, some authors interpret this as suggesting nicotine is likely to be harmful in the context of COVID-19, and others suggest the opposite. It is extremely difficult to synthesise evidence on nicotine and COVID-19 as much of the literature is inconsistent. Below we highlight pathways/hypothetical mechanisms through which at least one paper has speculated nicotine might impact SARS-Cov-2: Current and past tobacco smoking are associated with changes in ACE2 receptor expression Nicotine up-regulates the ACE/angiotensin (ANG)-II/ANG II type 1 receptor axis, and down-regulates the compensatory ACE2/ANG-(1–7)/Mas receptor axis (commentary; commentary) Nicotine may bind with the ACE2 receptor, particularly in people with COVID-19, and thus could interfere with further SARS-CoV-2-ACE2 binding (pre-print in silico study) Nicotine and cigarette smoke decrease levels of ACE2 in multiple organs Cytokine storms could be prevented or suppressed by nicotine through its impact on the cholinergic anti-inflammatory system; nicotine may inhibit hyperinflammation and platelet reactivity Poor COVID-19 outcomes in people who smoke could be driven by nicotine withdrawal when acutely ill, thus nicotine patches “should be urgently considered and discussed” (note, nicotine patch use in hospital is a common approach across conditions) France has had to place restrictions on sales of nicotine replacement therapy because of fears it may start to be stockpiled for inappropriate use relating to COVID-19. Studies are underway testing nicotine replacement therapy in COVID-19 patients, and until results are available from those, there is no evidence to support the general public’s use of nicotine replacement therapy for COVID-19 infection. Nicotine replacement therapy is a mainstay of smoking cessation treatment and is safe and effective in this capacity. CONCLUSIONS There are biologically plausible pathways through which nicotine may impact SARS-CoV-2, but the clinical significance of these is entirely unclear Early studies are underway regarding the role of nicotine replacement therapy as a therapeutic aid for COVID-19