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March 20, 2020, 9:38 a.m.
Posts: 326
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Trump.

Posted by: chupacabra

It was in relation to bussing.  Not everyone was too keen on the idea at the time including a lot of black people because it was just putting the kids all together and hoping it all worked out at a time with a lot more racial tension.  I think it was a good idea in my hindsight, but the quote is definitely being used to indicate that Biden was against desegregation in general and the context has been mainly lost.  This is what Kamala went after him on in the early debates.

Yeah, I got the bussing bit. I had more or less the same feeling over his words; that he had some valid concerns over the bussing issue that he felt needed to be addressed before moving forward. Unfortunately I haven't seen full disclosure so who's to say whether he was motivated by racism or had racist intent. This is yet again another example of why discourse in this age is broken.

1. You can't always be sure if what you're seeing/hearing is real
2. You typically don't have the full story
3. You don't know the intent/bias of the author

Considering that far too many people aren't even aware of their own biases it's not surprise that the spread of disinformation is so rampant. I'm not sure what's a greater plague to humanity, something like coronavirus or the disinformation/misinformation we get subjected to on a daily basis. Can you imagine if people considered the impact their words have and took the idea of being truthful and accurate as a serious responsibility instead of only considering how to gain an advantage?

March 19, 2020, 9:41 p.m.
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Re: Trump.

Posted by: ReductiMat

If I could find a way to bet against the USA over a fifteen year time span I would put a lot of money on it.

did you listen to that podcast i posted? with then pandemic the USA may become insolvent in as little as 5-7 years.

March 19, 2020, 8:28 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Trump.

Posted by: switch

...in 1977, in which Biden, then a U.S. senator representing Delaware, allegedly expressed fear that desegregation, if not done in an “orderly” way, could result in his children growing up in “a racial jungle with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point".

Verified as true on Snopes.

I'd like to see the whole passage and take that into context before laying down any sort of judgement. Nevermind that a lot can happen in 40 plus years.

edit - just read the passage that was take from and unfortunately the follow up words after that last statement are missing. too much grey imo to call it one way or the other.

March 19, 2020, 7:34 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Grease and bearings

Posted by: taprider

where you can get superweb locally?

probably easiest to get it from amazon.ca

https://www.amazon.ca/Rock-Roll-Super-Web-Grease-4-Ounce/dp/B001CJVFBG

March 19, 2020, 7:02 p.m.
Posts: 326
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Wuhan Coronavirus

" Learning from the experiences of SARS in 2003, Taiwan was ready when the outbreak in Wuhan occurred. After the first notifications at the end of 2019, Taipei swiftly deployed a combination of measures to identify and contain the virus, including the use of big data to help contain potential cases.

It also made use of technology, integrating the national health insurance database with its immigration and customs database. By merging databases they could collect information on every citizen’s 14-day travel history and ask those who visited high-risk areas to self-isolate. Mobile phones were tracked to ensure people stayed at home. Those who had not been to a high-risk area received a SMS to enable faster immigration clearance when traveling.

These measures were strict but combined with a high degree of transparency from the government. Daily press briefings were given and regular public service broadcasts were issued from the President’s office, and simple messaging about hand washing, face masks and the dangers of hoarding were effective.

Perhaps not all of these actions would be culturally appropriate for a European or American audience, but there can be little doubt that it has saved lives and is helping to prevent widespread panic. We should look to Taiwan and try to learn lessons for both the current outbreak, and for the inevitable outbreaks of disease that are now characteristic of our globalized world."

https://time.com/5805629/coronavirus-taiwan/

good follow-up read

https://healthpolicy.fsi.stanford.edu/news/how-taiwan-used-big-data-transparency-central-command-protect-its-people-coronavirus

"In Taiwan, diverse political parties were willing to work together to produce an immediate response to the danger,” said Brook, also of the nonprofit RAND Corporation. “Transparency was critical and frequent communication to the public from a trusted official was paramount to reducing public panic"

March 19, 2020, 6:27 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Trump.

Posted by: ReductiMat

It's important we keep our countries white.

source? or is this just another "I read it on the internet so it must be true" factoid of the week?

March 19, 2020, 4:21 p.m.
Posts: 326
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Wuhan Coronavirus

Posted by: chupacabra

If one big hurricane hit Florida right now the global IQ would go up a point.

lol  - that goes in the bag for post of the year consideration

March 18, 2020, 9:25 p.m.
Posts: 326
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: The NSMB Random Conspiracy Theory Thread

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: Brocklanders

5G has caused corona .

Thats been a long standing theory.. long standing being 2+ months.

But, tie 5g in with the nano-transistors that Leiber from Harvard who was recently arrested for working with the Chinese, it gets interesting.

so 5g is going to transmit these nano-transistors through the air to your cell phone and insert covid into your body?

if you want a read on the nano-transistors to at least get a grasp of what's happening....

https://harvardmagazine.com/2011/01/virus-sized-transistors

March 18, 2020, 9:15 p.m.
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The most important 60 minutes of your life?

I find most of us here tend to be fairly enlightened, even if we don't always agree. And whatever side of the carbon tax, oil industry, and pipeline debate you sit on I'm sure everyone agrees that the fossil fuel industry is incredibly rich and even more incredibly powerful. Same can easily be said for the military industrial complex, particularly in the US. If you don't accept or understand how powerful these entities are, then take a listen to the following podcast. The idea of the deep state may seem like tinfoil hat material, but this podcast lays out in great detail everything you as a human being need to know to realize why we need to change the course we're on. The current mess sweeping the globe is part of that equation, when you start to look at some of the supply logistics that are problematic in the medical field that has hospitals in Seattle asking members of the public to donate basic supplies such as surgical masks. Whatever your view, sit back with an open and critical mind, makes some notes of things you think are suspect so you can research them more after, and share this with people you know.

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/does-the-deep-state-exist-journalist-bruce-livesey-investigates-1.5363412

March 18, 2020, 6:21 p.m.
Posts: 326
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Vedder???

I'm going to be staying out by Lindell Beach next week sometime for a few days and was thinking of bringing my bike with me and doing some laps on Vedder. I'm wondering what's good? In particular I'm wondering about the access road off of Iverson Rd - will that get me to the top and if so is it worth riding up from there or am I better off parking down by Cultus Lake?

March 18, 2020, 3:23 p.m.
Posts: 326
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Trump.

Posted by: chupacabra

That was a decent article except for that one line that you quoted and the author put into brackets.  How does he just drop that nuke in the middle of the article and leave it alone?  No reference.  Nothing.  

it's crap like that which makes me suspect of most of the articles tungsten posts. if there's no reference or acknowledgement towards a source or the info is not easily verified via a web search then those claims should be treated as untrustworthy.

March 18, 2020, 3:19 p.m.
Posts: 326
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Wuhan Coronavirus

lol FOX news

https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1240257271353016320

March 17, 2020, 5:42 p.m.
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Re: This Ebike seems to be vastly underpowered

Cam did a review a ways back

https://nsmb.com/articles/marins-2018-wolf-ridge/

March 17, 2020, 1:47 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Wuhan Coronavirus

Posted by: tungsten

seems like the easiest solution is simply to cut off Asia from the rest of the world - ban travel, ban goods, just ban everything, otherwise it's going to happen again.

March 17, 2020, 11:06 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Wuhan Coronavirus

Posted by: Couch_Surfer

and when the line cook has it, and ends up breathing on everyone's food for 10 days before showing symptoms?

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/covid-19-advisory-vancouver-restaurant-staff-member-tests-positive-1.4855663

sorry you had to shut down tashi.  i have friends who've had to do the same, it's awful

“Public Health Officials have completed a risk assessment and concluded that the risk to people at the restaurant at the time was low”

Fair point, I’m just exploring options. Besides from what’s been stated so far sneezing and coughing resulting in droplets is what we need to worry about, not simple breathing.

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