OPEN THREAD 20200428

This is the daily OPEN THREAD for today.

Our purpose is the utter destruction of the criminal CCP.

Anything can be posted on this thread – we have free speech.

That said, everybody else does, too.

And we do have a rule.

Don’t get in front of our weapons.

W

37 thoughts on “OPEN THREAD 20200428

  1. Last week, we took some friends out to a new restaurant, and noticed that the waiter who took our order carried a spoon in his shirt pocket. It seemed a little strange.

    When the waiter brought our water and cutlery, I noticed he also had a spoon in his shirt pocket. Then I looked around and saw that all the staff had spoons in their pockets.

    When the waiter came back to serve our soup I asked, “Why the spoon?” “Well, “he explained, “the restaurant’s owners hired Andersen Consulting to revamp all our processes. After several months of analysis, they concluded that the spoon was the most frequently dropped piece of cutlery. It represents a drop frequency of approximately 3 spoons per table per hour. If our staff are better prepared, we can reduce the number of trips back to the kitchen and save 15 man-hours per shift.”

    As luck would have it, I dropped my spoon and he was able to replace it with his spare. “I’ll get another spoon next time I go to the kitchen instead of making an extra trip to get it right now.” I was impressed.

    I also noticed that there was a string hanging out of the waiter’s zip on his trousers. Looking around, I noticed that all the waiters had the same string hanging from their flies. So before he walked off, I asked the waiter, “Excuse me, but can you tell me why you have that string right there?”

    “Oh, certainly!” Then he lowered his voice. “Not everyone is so observant. That consulting firm I mentioned also found out that we can save time in the rest-room. By tying this string to the tip of you know what, we can pull it out without touching it and eliminate the need to wash our hands, shortening the time spent in the rest-room by 76.39 per cent.”

    I asked, “After you get it out, how do you put it back?”

    “Well,” he whispered, “I don’t know about the others, but I use the spoon.”

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  2. A mother was in the kitchen listening to her five year old playing with his new train set in the living room. She heard the train stop and her son saying “All of You bastards who want off, get off now ‘cos we’re in a hurry! And all of you bastards who are getting on, get on now ‘cos we’re going down the tracks”

    The horrified mother went in and told her son, “We don’t use that kind of language in this house. Now I want you to go to your room and stay there for TWO HOURS. When you come out, you may play with your train, but I want you to use nice language.”

    Two hours later, the son came out of the bedroom and resumed playing with his train. Soon the train stopped and the mother heard her son say “All passengers who are disembarking the train, please remember to take all of your belongings with you. We thank you for travelling with us today and hope your trip was a pleasant one.” She hears the little boy continue, “For those of you just boarding, we ask you to stow all of your hand luggage under your seat. Remember, there is no smoking on the train. We hope you will have a pleasant and relaxing journey with us today.”

    As the mother began to smile, the child added… “For those of you who are pissed off about the TWO HOUR delay, please see the fat control-freak in the kitchen.”

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  3. Some men do remember anniverseries….

    A woman awakes during the night to find that her husband was not in their bed. She puts on her robe and goes downstairs to look for him.

    She finds him sitting at the kitchen table with a hot cup of coffee in front of him.

    He appears to be in deep thought, just staring at the wall.She watches as he wiped a tear from his eye and takes a sip of his coffee.

    “What’s the matter, dear?” she whispers as she steps into the room,”Why are you down here at this time of night?”

    The husband looks up from is coffee, “Do you remember 20 years ago when we were dating, and you were only 16?” he asks solemnly.

    The wife is touched to tears thinking that her husband is so caring and sensitive. “Yes I do,” she replies.

    The husband paused. The words were not coming easily. “Do you remember when your father caught us in the back seat of my car making love?”

    “Yes, I remember,” said the wife, lowering herself into a chair beside him.

    The husband continued. “Do you remember when he shoved the shotgun in my face and said, ‘Either you marry my daughter, or I will send you to jail for 20 years?'”

    “I remember that too” she replied softly.

    He wiped another tear from his cheek and said……”I would have gotten out today.”

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  4. If you’re wondering, the theme from last night’s jokes was “kitchen”, and I got a flood of funny ones. Yesterday’s stayed more to theme…..tonight’s were more to crass.

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  5. To coosmama on Nursing homes.

    I am talking about the BUREAUCRAT mentality I was seeing there.

    What did Dr. Zelenko and Dr Didier Raoult do? They thought outside the box AND SAVED LIVES!
    What did the nursing homes do? NOTHING! Like good little BureauRats They followed orders JUST LIKE THE PEOPLE DID IN NAZI GERMANY..

    What happened? ~25% of the deaths in NY were in nursing homes.

    Did ONE of those people get on the phone to Cuomo or the top health person in NY? NO!

    And if they did and got brushed-off, did they go to VP Pence or one of his team and ASK if the non-covid patients could be moved to the hospital ship or one of the temporary hospitals? NO!

    NONE of those BASTARDS FOUGHT for their patients. NONE! Because do you think for one minute, if President Trump or President Trump found out about the problem it would have been left as is?

    WHAT IN HADES DO YOU THINK THE COMFORT AND THE FIELD HOSPITALS WERE FOR?

    >>>>

    And now that the Damage has been done (or the commie death goal has been reached) these bastards are saying NOT MY FAULT!!! PROTECT ME DADDY CUOMO!

    BULL SHIT!!

    I want a thorough look at what was done and what COULD have been done. I have no doubt that the bureaucrats as usual stayed within their guidelines to protect their asses. In which case those guidelines need to be shredded and re-written. BUT UNLESS THERE IS PAIN NOTHING WILL CHANGE AND MORE WILL DIE!

    >>>>

    I am DAMN SICK AND TIRED of the COMMIES squirming out of the bad consequences of their bad decisions. AND that goes for the public employees unions who VOTE for their leadership and enjoy the high wages et al.

    We HAVE to QUIT BAILING THEM OUT! Time for some TOUGH LOVE!

    Remember the commies have ZERO problem KILLING PEOPLE, so why are we squeamish about handing people some financial pain? Yes, I realize not ALL of the teachers & employees are commies or socialists. Yes a lot are nice people. BUT THIS IS WAR!!! And that means CASUALTIES. Because if we do not BRING PAIN NOW THEY WILL MOST CERTAINLY BRING DEATH LATER!!

    Bill Ayers and hi group of commies made it very very clear they plan ‘re-education camps’ AND ‘eliminating ~ 10 % of the US population.

    >>>>>>>>>>>

    As far as the mis-information goes.

    I ALWAYS try to bring documentation because I have had to deal with controversy before.

    At times like with the Outcomes of hydroxychloroquine usage in United States veterans hospitalized with Covid-19 I may rip it apart.

    At other times it is ‘GEE look at this’ and to allow others to rip it apart or support it because I do not have the time or the expertise.

    A good example is the three URLs linking to various opinions about Covid 19 and interaction with certain blood pressure medicine. I have ZERO idea of what the correct answer is and I doubt if anyone else does either. So I brought both sides to add to the discussion.

    If you do not agree, fine. BUT BRING EVIDENCE aka URLs! Then every one can look at the information from both sides and make up their own mind. If you don’t bring evidence then it is just your opinion.

    If you look at the bottom of the opening to this thread:
    https://wqth.wordpress.com/2020/02/10/20200210th-19th-coronavirus-thread/

    There are a list of vitamins and nutrients. This list came from another Treeper. I took that list and added the scientific papers if I could find them or second sources (not as good) if I could not. At that point it became a list with scientific backup in most cases. It was no longer just one person’s opinion.

    NOT MY LIST, NOT MY RECOMMENDATIONS but provided to the community with the information I could find to back-up the other treeper’s recommendations.

    >>>>>>>>>>>

    I do not know you, I do not know your educational background. However I have worked with a LOT of people with Phds and found many are fine within their field but seem to think their Phd means they are experts in everything when they most certainly are not. SO BRING DATA/citations and I am quite willing to learn and change my mind. But I will not change it WITHOUT data.

    >>>>>>>>>>

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      1. Sorry I did not grab your name at the time. I just grabbed the info for my private notes and then IIRC Daughn wanted info so I reposted as coming from another treeper and added the links.

        I did try to look but at that point there was just too much stuff on the Qtree to find it.

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    1. And I posted studies regarding ACE vs ARB somewhere back in week 2 or 3. The ARB works on healing lung tissue that has been injured as a result of trauma, but not illnessess.

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    2. Wow. What an honest assessment of commies and educated fools.

      It didn’t take long for me as a very young man in pre-1989 commie countries to know to their real heart…

      But a more pitiful, shameful, embarrassing thing for the West was the mind-controlling fascism and Fabian Society shit of Oxford and Cambridge Universities in the UK…which of course spilled across the great pond…

      Kipling saw through it…one reading of his great poem, THE GODS OF THE COPYBOOK HEADINGS…he knew…gonna have to pay for the sins of following the pied piper.

      Wished I could have been born earlier to sit under C.S.Lewis…some of this stuff must have kept him half mad.

      Would have loved to sit in just one session of the Inklings with him, Tolkien and others.

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  6. The nursing homes DID try to refuse positive patients. I linked Mark Levin’s twt. He has been all over Cuomo and Deblasio for doing this to them. Other states have been refusing positive patients, as well. Some have been successful, others have been forced to accept patients.

    I also link my sources, but if it is a boots on the ground situation, I will not risk anyone or any place being doxxed. People can pick up the phone and ask their clinics and pharmacies if they know what to ask for.

    It is fine if you don’t change your mind. You don’t need my CV. Liberty.
    Thank you for replying.

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    1. I realize they tried to refuse and the major blame belonged to DeBlasio & Cuomo. I just wish they had contacted VP Pence and yelled for help.

      On the other hand I am something of a maverick. Mouse like until I see something that will hurt someone. Being in Chemistry, in almost every place I worked I went nose to nose with upper management over safety and QC issues. Ended up blackballed at the last place when they realized I knew they were using off-spec material in aircraft engines. (shudder I will NEVER fly again.)

      However we STILL need lawsuits about those nursing home deaths OR SOMETHING otherwise it just gets swept back under the rug. It is just like the indemnifying vaccine companies has led to more and more problems.

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  7. Personal reply to Wolf Moon
    “First time poster; longtime lurker”… I have read every single post since you opened your blog @QTree, I just felt I could get your attention quicker over here, not quite as busy.
    I have followed your probable infection with WuFlu and the terrible after effects you are experiencing related to hypoxia. My emotions range from extreme anger to wanting to find something that could help you. My daughter was born in 1988, breach birth and I am certain she suffered from hypoxia….long story short, diagnosed autistic at 4-1/2 with seizure disorder…..more info on that later so I can cut to my main point.
    I connected with Dr. Bernard Rimland, founder of the Autism Research Institute; he was a pioneer in nutritional/biological treatments in autism (his son was autistic). One of the early treatments found to be beneficial to autistic patients was DMG (Dimethylglycine), also known as Pangamic Acid, formerly known as vitamin B15. (Patent disputes with Russia, lawsuits, etc. in 1965 prohibited USA from recognizing as a vitamin, but could sell under a label as a “food product”). I can provide pdf, but don’t know how via this email.
    Check with our animal specialists Gail Combs and GA/FLA, DMG has long been used and recognized for its use with race horses to improve energy and oxygen supply to muscles. It is used to improve maximum oxygen uptake and output, it has been shown to delay onset of fatigue and promote muscle recovery in performance horses. Could this be a possible treatment for your post WuFlu symptoms? I am not certain, but I can furnish you with an “anecdotal” first hand account.
    At 4-1/2 years old, my daughter spoke only with one word responses – “yes, no, more”….she was unable to put 2-3 words together to form a response. Dr. Rimland encouraged introducing one therapy at a time, without sharing with grandparents, teachers, etc. in order to gather unbiased data from those most close to the child. I started 125mg DMG on a Friday with my daughter and went to dinner with my mom and stepdad on Sunday afternoon. At the time our plates were all clean, my daughter turned to my mom and said, “more meat please “………after I picked everyone up off the floor, she got her second helping. Continued use of DMG produced more positive results in our personal experience In a number of ways . Further research at ARI reported reduced seizure activity in many subjects with reoccurring seizures.
    DMG is sold in many health food stores and is readily available online….just not sold as a vitamin supplement, but a food product Also, it is very inexpensive. Just “food” for thought, and hoping for something that can help you get through this. As an aside, I am certain I came down with WuFlu 12/25/19…..
    Be well Mr and Mrs Wolfmoon☺️

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    1. Thanks! And you were smart to post over here, where I didn’t miss it. Things can definitely get past me on the other site.

      I appreciate the advice, and thank you for the tip. I will research this stuff. It sounds very interesting. I’m sure I can get it, too!

      Best wishes and prayers for your daughter’s continued improvement! ❤

      We will have more discussions over here about WuFlu – feel free to join those or any other discussion over here any time. I would love to get more posters over here!

      I am betting that you really did have WuFlu, and the information will be extremely useful to all of us!

      Welcome to non-lurking at the U Tree! 😉

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      1. Wolf, your recent and extremely popular (grin) BIBLICAL post got me to thinking about the U Tree. Now these are just the musings of a geeky inventor type that loves to tinker with things and there’s no real reason to change anything if you don’t want to.

        BUT, here’s the thoughts that wandered through my brain as I worked around the house today…

        WHAT IF the U Tree didn’t have a daily open?
        WHAT IF there were just some running posts that were TOPICAL “boxes” for us to use as we see fit?

        Some typical topics around here that could be in single posts (that could be refreshed as needed):

        CCP is … well, you know … emerging CCP and related issues that don’t have their own post yet

        Canteen: music, humor and conversation (thanks cthulhu)

        Physical Sciences: chemistry, physics, astromomy (or break them out if you wish)

        “Out Back” … where some like to take disagreements that get a bit heated

        Too Hot to Handle … emerging subjects that some would worry could get Q Tree censored but worthy of discussion that don’t have their own post yet

        Wolf’s Inbox … posts to you when there is a concern that it might get lost over at the Q Tree

        And so on.

        Just musings of a wandering mind.
        If you like it, it shouldn’t take

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          1. If you want, I can author them up in order to double the number that can fish accepted by binned folks. It’s a small enough site that I think I can give a bit of time to it. BUT only if that is what you want.

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            1. Accepted “but” binned.

              And even as I was typing I was feeling like you could do this so much better than I could and how much I would look forward to reading what you put in these topical posts…

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              1. Yes – it’s your idea – if you can have it scheduled to go up tonight instead of a 5/1/20 open thread, I would appreciate it. It will suffice for the kind of comments Cthulhu has been putting up lately.

                Then we get some feedback from him and others, have a discussion with them, and add more threads, based on their feedback.

                I suspect that Science is next, but let’s get feedback!

                I’m all about USER INPUT. And we are dealing with some CORE GEEKS on UTree – so I say give them stuff they like – within the limitations of my highly restrictive model.

                Note that my one requirement here is that nobody who is not already an approved (by me) member gets out of moderation or spam. You, as thread author, would have the power to let new members in, but if you use it, I’ll nuke the thread and create a replacement myself, which I own, thus removing your kindly offered power to de-spam people and de-bin approved members. I would rather suffer the annoyance of doing the work myself than having even one operative get in here. As this is already a tolerated risk on QTree, this still amounts to a higher level of security here, since you understand.

                Thus, when in doubt, don’t let ’em out.

                When it comes to security – which I define in my own immutable and unique ways – I’m an extreme asshole. WORSE THAN CHINA. Just remember that, and everything will be fine. 😎

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              2. Wolf’s bunker is the SAFE bunker!

                I was just YELLING at someone… well not really at them (and my head does hurt) because they are being told to use a FREE teamwork tool form MICRO$evil$of for SECURE gov work. HOWEVER, the MS$evil$ tool will NOT WORK if a VPN is on the machine. And gov security requires all remote work be done over VPN.

                BLeePinG M$ trojan horse gift software.

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              3. Okay, take a look at the draft. If it’s not Wolf-ready, feel free to improve at will.

                (Just so you know, working in block editor for me is a lot like asking a painter to only use 2″ square canvas while only painting with the 6 approved colors for kindergarten finger painting.)

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          2. Wolf, I think i screwed up.
            i was checking over the spam and pending bins just to be sure … and I don’t know what button I hit but a message came up saying something was approved. (big eyes, fast beating heart, cry of distress)

            However, the same number of items are listed as before my button blunder (7 pending, 5 spam, 2 trash) and so I can’t actually see that something was inappropriately approved.

            The one approval I did was for Scott’s post in spam today.

            Hopefully all is well.
            I’m staying out of the bins until I’m more confident I understand what happened.

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            1. U Tree has VERY FEW spam and bin posts. You’re probably better off just leaving them for me if you’re uncertain.

              We don’t have enough people here yet, for there to be a problem. But hopefully we will – eventually! 😀

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