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    Daily Digest 12/28 – Give Yourself A Gift Next Year: Agency, The Mysterious Link Between COVID-19 and Sleep

    by Daily Digest

    Monday, December 28, 2020, 7:36 PM

Economy

Give Yourself A Gift Next Year: Agency (tp)

To have agency is to have power over your own life and control of your assets, options and resources. There are a great many things that influence our lives that we do not control, but there are also many things we could influence in our lives but do not.

2-Acre Vertical Farm Run By AI And Robots Out-Produces 720-Acre Flat Farm (thc0655)

Plenty is an ag-tech startup in San Francisco, co-founded by Nate Storey, that is reinventing farms and farming. Storey, who is also the company’s chief science officer, says the future of farms is vertical and indoors because that way, the food can grow anywhere in the world, year-round; and the future of farms employ robots and AI to continually improve the quality of growth for fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Plenty does all these things and uses 95% less water and 99% less land because of it.

The Mysterious Link Between COVID-19 and Sleep (KathyP)

The newly discovered coronavirus had killed only a few dozen people when Feixiong Cheng started looking for a treatment. He knew time was of the essence: Cheng, a data analyst at the Cleveland Clinic, had seen similar coronaviruses tear through China and Saudi Arabia before, sickening thousands and shaking the global economy. So, in January, his lab used artificial intelligence to search for hidden clues in the structure of the virus to predict how it invaded human cells, and what might stop it. One observation stood out: The virus could potentially be blocked by melatonin.

Mises Explains The Santa Claus Principle (tom_p)

The idea underlying all interventionist policies is that the higher income and wealth of the more affluent part of the population is a fund which can be freely used for the improvement of the conditions of the less prosperous. The essence of the interventionist policy is to take from one group to give to another. It is confiscation and distribution. Every measure is ultimately justified by declaring that it is fair to curb the rich for the benefit of the poor.

Emergency post-exposure Covid protection being trialled (Downunder Bound)

The experimental jab is being offered to people who have been in close contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case within the past eight days. If it proves effective, it could protect vulnerable people who haven’t yet been, or can’t be, vaccinated. And it could help to contain outbreaks.

The trial, run at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Trust, is looking at whether an injection of two different antibodies could prevent someone who has been exposed to Covid from developing the disease – or at least from becoming very ill.

Stocks jump to records as Trump signs off on coronavirus aid

U.S. equity markets hit record highs Monday as traders returned to work from an extended holiday weekend that saw President Trump sign a COVID-19 relief bill.

The sentiment for the broader market was driven by Trump signing a $900 billion COVID-19 aid package that includes a direct payment of up to $600 to most Americans, an additional $300 per week in unemployment benefits and Paycheck Protection Program funding.

French President Macron who tested positive for Covid-19 after showing symptoms

French President Emmanuel Macron – who is self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus – has conceded that he made a mistake in shaking someone’s hand.

The 42-year-old head of state admitted his error on Thursday, hours after the Élysée Palace announced he was ill and going into isolation – prompting frantic contact tracing across Europe to try and find others he may have infected.

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  • Tue, Dec 29, 2020 - 9:11am

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    thc0655

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    Local vs state conflicts enforcing Covid dictates

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/12/28/covid-madness-california-state-authorities-raid-beauty-salon-local-authorities-refuse-cooperation/

    A slight shift in this COVID compliance and resistance example.  The California state regulatory authorities raid a beauty salon citing COVID compliance demands; however, the local authorities refuse to cooperate with the state intent.

    Pomp Hair Salon in Stockton California was raided by state officials who cited the salon for continuing operations [media story here].  The subsequent misdemeanor citation comes from the state.  However, local law enforcement and county prosecution say they will not participate in the enforcement mechanism.

    This creates an unusual dynamic as the state has threatened to revoke licenses for the salon and the workers; but what “enforcement” action could the state undertake?

    The issues highlighted here cover more than hair salons.  Restaurants and bars are facing similar threats from regulatory agencies: Dept of Health, Bureau of Alcohol, etc.  It is the regulatory issue that keeps many business owners in fear of defying COVID lock-downs.

    If local officials break from state regulatory and compliance demands, there’s no precedent for what enforcement action a state might attempt to take unilaterally.

    Would ideologically prone state governors attempt to send State Police to enforce their unilateral fiats and face a showdown with local law enforcement?

    It is into this dynamic when everyone should remember the County Sheriff is the highest constitutional officer in the region.  A county sheriff can nullify any outside law enforcement agency by simply not complying.  This is a well known issue inside law enforcement.

    This takes the blue state (totalitarianism) -vs- red state (freedom/liberty) issue into a more granular distinction.  Within the Blue States there are likely to be contests of power between local and state officials.  It is an interesting dynamic.

    Meanwhile… Thanks to Governor Ron DeSantis,  Florida is leading the way in allowing local jurisdictions and individual businesses to make up their own mind about what COVID mitigation efforts best suit their constituents and customers.  This approach puts the accountability on the local officials who are closest to the voices of those who live there.

    Until now we have noted blue state citizens fleeing the totalitarian states for red state places where freedom is more pronounced.  However, with this internal regulatory issue highlighted, there may be regional moves within a state where citizens migrate in-state to areas where they are able to live with greater liberty.

    The local -vs- state enforcement activity is an interesting dynamic to keep watching.

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  • Tue, Dec 29, 2020 - 9:34am

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    thc0655

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    More evidence of suicide by RV, but nothing yet on motive

    https://www.breitbart.com/news/nashville-bomber-left-hints-of-trouble-but-motive-elusive/

    Maybe the bomber read a book popular with the so called militia movement by Thomas Hobbes entitled “Victoria: A Novel of 4th Generation Warfare,” which has the following passage

    https://www.amazon.com/Victoria-Novel-4th-Generation-War/dp/9527065453/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3IMYRU0KLBE4E&dchild=1&keywords=victoria+4th+generation+war&qid=1609268231&sprefix=Victoria%3A+4th+%2Caps%2C163&sr=8-1

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  • Tue, Dec 29, 2020 - 10:24am

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    Ooopsy, book'm Dan'O

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  • Tue, Dec 29, 2020 - 10:28am

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    000

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    Feminst Revolution! NOW!

    Or is it just white privileged "Karen", flying pan! DUCK!

    or just panicked, hysterical, (woman)person.

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  • Tue, Dec 29, 2020 - 10:39am

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    000 said:

    will be interesting to find out if he was on anti-depressants or had COVID-19 and was treated with hydroxychloroquine. The chloroquines are notorious for causing psychotic breaks in Iraq veterans who were treated with chloroquine, and as it turned out, after a courageous fight to expose this with the Vet Admin stonewalling the connection.

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  • Tue, Dec 29, 2020 - 2:52pm

    Susan7

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    Susan7 said:

    Do you have sources for “psychotic breaks due to chloroquines”? Seems doubtful, since we would have never heard the end of it from our Pharma friends if chloroquine was associated with psychosis. Of course, if you drank a little fish tank cleaner you might go nuts. What is a feminst? And who is this Karen? Is she a feminst?

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  • Tue, Dec 29, 2020 - 4:25pm

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    ezlxq1949

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    2 Acre Vertical Farm

    Sigh. Seems wonderful at first but it's really a giant vertical aquaponics operation, no better than horizontal aquaponics.

    The best method is to feed the soil which in turn feeds the roots, rather than bathing the roots directly in a solution of salts. Aquaponics omits a wide range of essential components, especially hyphae.

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  • Tue, Dec 29, 2020 - 7:07pm

    Mysterymet

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    Anti malarials and mental illness

    There was one certain medicine that caused the issues, mefloquin. It was once per week pill that caused all the issues not the normal daily pills that just make you get wicked sun burn. They discontinued it years ago. I know I got a chance to take that one on one of my trips but all it ever did was give me really strange vivid dreams.
    https://www.dav.org/learn-more/news/2020/mefloquine-miscues/

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  • Wed, Dec 30, 2020 - 5:28am

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    thc0655

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    Peak Trust. Remember Richard Jewell?

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