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by sophie
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2883
Views: 110276

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

Since May, the death rate has been below normal . Just emphasizing that in case anyone misses it. Why is the CDC graph still showing excess continually through now? Because they're comparing to 2019, which was a light flu year i.e. lower than usual death rates. If they compared to the average death...
by sophie
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The vote by mail fiasco, as it unfolds
Replies: 29
Views: 314

Re: The vote by mail fiasco, as it unfolds

My earlier question still stands. What would it take for you to be satisfied with early/mail-in/absentee ballots? Good question. Probably a combination of things. Immediate notification to the voter if a ballot is rejected, so the voter can correct the problem. Secure online confirmation of the rec...
by sophie
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The vote by mail fiasco, as it unfolds
Replies: 29
Views: 314

Re: The vote by mail fiasco, as it unfolds

They are advertising for hiring additional poll workers at $12.00-$13.50/hr and supposedly offering live wait times online for vote locations on Election Day to try and minimize lines. That would be a pretty cheap way to muck with those mail in ballots, wouldn't it? WIth the voting machines there i...
by sophie
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2883
Views: 110276

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

What else could be the reason for "excess deaths" this year? Many or even most of the excess deaths could be due to Covid-1984, or they could be largely due to the unintended consequences pugchief mentioned. We don't know for sure. It's all guesswork. But my point about Covid-1984 "cases" still sta...
by sophie
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The vote by mail fiasco, as it unfolds
Replies: 29
Views: 314

Re: The vote by mail fiasco, as it unfolds

I sure hope someone will indeed take this to court - so far, I haven't heard of any state putting any new restrictions on voting. This is what it says on NJ's official voting website: You may choose to vote in person at your polling place, from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on election day, November 3, and...
by sophie
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The vote by mail fiasco, as it unfolds
Replies: 29
Views: 314

The vote by mail fiasco, as it unfolds

Figured it will be useful to maintain a separate thread on the topic. This is going to be a MAJOR election fiasco. I've been spending a lot of time with my mom as her cognitive impairment has progressed to the point that she can't manage completely on her own anymore. Of course she insists she doesn...
by sophie
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Increasing The Odds Of High-Quality Longevity
Replies: 16
Views: 287

Re: Increasing The Odds Of High-Quality Longevity

I also recall seeing that some huge percentage (75%?) of people who receive CPR are dead within six months. At this stage of my life, in the unexpected circumstance that I might need CPR, I would very much like it (it's likely to be caused by an electrical shock or something), but as it gets more l...
by sophie
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Increasing The Odds Of High-Quality Longevity
Replies: 16
Views: 287

Re: Increasing The Odds Of High-Quality Longevity

And, there is the well documented, strong association between Alzheimer's and type 2 diabetes - so much so that AD is often referred to as "type 3 diabetes", and metabolic mechanisms have been proposed and are being investigated. Since type 2 diabetes is increasing dramatically, it's hard to imagin...
by sophie
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Increasing The Odds Of High-Quality Longevity
Replies: 16
Views: 287

Re: Increasing The Odds Of High-Quality Longevity

I'm not sure I buy the declining Alzheimer's incidence story. The number of people with dementia is exploding and driving a big increase in memory care facilities. Even with the boomers moving into old age, there is something fishy here. First up: statistical bias in counting who has Alzheimer's in ...
by sophie
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Woke content
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Woke content

This doesn't bother me nearly as much as the prospect of content from ages past that violate "woke" standards being censured. I haven't seen or heard of anything recently that's worth watching anyway. So glad that at least as of now, there is no shortage of movies & shows from the 1960s and 70s to e...
by sophie
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: I Bonds!
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: I Bonds!

Vinny, you read it here first. Not news to us!!
by sophie
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Replies: 80
Views: 1059

Re: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I was wondering exactly how the Democrats will manage to savage a woman candidate without looking seriously ridiculous. If they suggest she's not qualified they'll be open to discrimination charges, if not outright slander. And the usual sexual abuse stories will be a lot harder to find. I guess we'...