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  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020 - 2:52pm

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    Nairobi

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    A waste of one hour of my time

    I never heard more nonsense talk from four bigger fools in my entire life. None of you have any answers. Hey Chris, hows that flattening of the curve thing working out now? Adam thinks we are better off now that the bullshit jobs are gone. Talk about out of touch. You two flattened the economy with all the panic you generated but you can’t even put two and two together in the aftermath. Chris thinks we will get stronger with resilience at the local level but Adam tells us half of all business won’t survive. Have you knuckleheads got any other good ideas that might create jobs and income to feed families?

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  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020 - 2:50pm

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    Captain Queeg

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    My Takeaway

    Excellent discussion & observations. Here’s a couple of my take-aways from this:

    1. You can only rely on yourself to look out for your (and your families) own best interests…

    2. Figure out how to become more self-reliant…aka resilient.

    3. Planning, preparation and execution are key elements.

    4. Liberty’s that we took for granted can be very easily taken away.

    5. There’s power in family & community.

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  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020 - 2:37pm

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    DaveDD

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    • So now you know what the real outcome of the EU summit was.

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  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020 - 1:56pm

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    perspective001

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    Legal System vs Justice System

    I was really hoping to hear that the legal system, and the blood sucking lawyers, would die and a Justice system would be born. Only kidding to a degree here. But the rule of law, where Justice is blind, has become only the rich get to fight things in court and Lady Justice is on the take. But frankly I don’t see that happening until the entitlement mentality is burned out due to deprivation. The millions on the government dole, including the uncivil servants, are going to be looking, with hands out, for their allotment just because they exist. Working for a living by producing things is a foreign concept to those folks and old dogs learn new tricks very slowly, if at all. Mr. Trump seems to think things can be restarted better than before by ridding ourselves of the corrupt cabal. Those millions of bought followers are going to be a real problem though. Perhaps your next discussion can touch on these items. I can’t think of a single instance where a welfare/warfare state transforms into a bastion of liberty. I sure can’t imagine most of the local and state governments, nor the vast majority of the Federal government getting a sudden case of statesmanship.

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  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020 - 1:29pm

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    Quercus bicolor

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    Garden update

    Some of you might have read my posts above about my garden building experience.  Not long after that, I built an “E” shaped bed (about 17′ long with a 4′ wide bed in the middle prong of the E and 2.5-3′ wide beds at the top and bottom.  The entire outside of the E has 6′ fencing that also serves as a trellis.  The bed construction material – 4″x8″x16″ concrete blocks just like dtrammel, but solid – no holes.  They might be a bit stronger, but I like the idea of the holes for herbs and flowers, although I’d be concerned about keeping them moist enough in my well-drained soil.  The blocks are cheap, easy to work with compared to locust and if they fall over during the winter as a few always do, just stand them up.  The locust boards and fence posts have stood the test of time with no sign of rot six years later.   On this side of the garden, I have drip irrigation line with 9″ spacing between drippers with occasional additional drippers installed  on little extensions of skinny connector tubing.

    I’ll give more updates on my garden experience over the past 6 years with photos as time allows.

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  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020 - 1:27pm

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    DaveDD

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    Great discussion, but...

    Truly great discussion between four people whom’s ideas I follow for over a decade. But there is this tiny voice in my head that paraphrases Max Planck: “all change comes one funeral at a time”. In other words, those with the most power and with the largest stake in the status quo will not allow change to happen. And profit optimization will always lead to a less robust system.

    I’m struggling with what I could and, actually, should do.

    Thanks for the great discussion!

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  • From: How We’ll Get Through The Coronavirus Debacle
  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020 - 1:22pm

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    dtrammel

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    PP/DIYgarden link

    Presently that link goes to Adam’s 2013 tutorial on how to make a raised bed.

    https://www.peakprosperity.com/how-to-install-raised-garden-beds/

    Not sure if they plan on expanding the link to a bigger group of posts, but for now I’m adding the tutorials I have on small scale raised beds and container gardens.

    If anyone else want to add pictures of what they are doing I suspect they would appreciate it.

     

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  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020 - 1:21pm

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    Rodster

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    Nothing surprises me anymore including the Dow quickly matching or surpassing it’s all time highs. We are living in Alice in Wonderland times.

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  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020 - 11:48am

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    Mohammed Mast

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    Sorry Les Not true

    Your quote by Winston Churchill is not true. There is no evidence he said it.

    It reminds me of that jefferson quote that circulated ad infinitum starting in 08.  The one about inflation and deflation. To your point my assessment would be Americans are no different today than they were then. They are just people.

    https://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/11/11/exhaust-alternatives/

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  • Wed, Apr 08, 2020 - 11:31am

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    Bildaw77

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    New Possible COVID-19 Treatments

    From a Mauldin Economics Newsletter…

    What this all means is that identifying antibodies that recognize the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the virus that causes COVID-19) is one of the keys to developing drugs and vaccines to treat and prevent it.

    The good news is that we’ve seen a lot of progress on that front recently.

    A research group from the Scripps Research Institute just found a chink in the virus’s armor.

    The team discovered an antibody from a survivor of the SARS epidemic in the early 2000s—which was caused by a similar coronavirus called SARS-CoV—that bound to a nearly identical site on the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

    The fact that the two sites are nearly identical suggests that it plays a very important role in the virus’s proliferation, which would be lost if it changed much.

    That’s very important.

    “The knowledge of conserved sites like this can aid in structure-based design of vaccines and therapeutics against SARS-CoV-2, and these would also protect against other coronaviruses—including those that may emerge in the future,” said the study’s senior author Dr. Ian A. Wilson, Hansen Professor of Structural Biology and chair of the Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology at Scripps Research.

    That’s great news… something we don’t get enough of these days.

    But it’s out there, buried below the constant barrage of doom and gloom headlines.

    I’ve found many recent developments to be encouraged about…

    Here’s another one:

    The tiny Canadian biotech company AbCellera used proprietary artificial intelligence (A.I.) to identify more than 500 SARS-CoV-2 fighting antibodies in the blood sample of a patient who recovered from the disease.

    And thanks to its A.I., AbCellera was able to perform this feat in record time. It took the company about a week to discover the relevant antibodies among millions of immune cells. Without the help of A.I., a process like this would take months if not years.

    A few days later, drug giant Eli Lilly (LLY) announced a partnership with AbCellera to develop COVID-19 drugs using these antibodies.

    But recent breakthroughs aren’t all just antibody related.

    The world’s fastest supercomputer was recently tasked with running thousands of simulations to find drug compounds that could fight the coronavirus. The supercomputer, called “Summit,” only took a few days to identify 77 potential treatments for the virus.

    The team behind the effort has since cut down the list to the top seven most promising. Scientists can now test those top seven compounds against the virus.

    That’s incredible.

    Even better news for the near term is that Abbott Laboratories (ABT) released a new superfast test for SARS-CoV-2 infections. It can deliver positive results in just five minutes using a nasal or throat swab and its small, table-top ID NOW platform. Negative results take only 13 minutes to determine.

    More than 18,000 of these little machines are already used by hospitals, doctors’ offices, labs, and clinics across the country to diagnose the flu and other viruses. Abbott will be able to deliver 50,000 of these tests every day.

    This is wonderful news. It will lead to a lot more data about how to fight this disease rationally rather than a complete lockdown of the economy.

    And we’re seeing new amazing developments like this on virtually a daily basis… something to remember in these tough times.

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