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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Geezee » 20 Feb 2020, 17:03

It's a real Americanisation of it - I knew a European Buttigieg whose name is pronounced much more as it sounds "Butt-eh-geeg".
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Postby Diamond Dog » 20 Feb 2020, 21:11

Geezee wrote:It's a real Americanisation of it - I knew a European Buttigieg whose name is pronounced much more as it sounds "Butt-eh-geeg".


It is - the video I posted says as much, to be fair. It's Maltese in origin, isn't it?

The way I spelt it out is exactly how he himself pronounces it and I guess he should know really. But I would never have come to that conclusion myself.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Rorschach » 21 Feb 2020, 08:39

Diamond Dog wrote:
Geezee wrote:It's a real Americanisation of it - I knew a European Buttigieg whose name is pronounced much more as it sounds "Butt-eh-geeg".


It is - the video I posted says as much, to be fair. It's Maltese in origin, isn't it?


This sent me scuttling to wikipedia on the realisation that I knew sod all about the Maltese language.
Turns out it's a Semitic language; the only Semitic language that is exclusively written in Latin script. It started as Arabic but got heavily influenced by Italian and Sardinian, and then had a bunch of English vocabulary shovelled on top. Most of the 'basic' vocabulary is still recognisably Arabic. I haven't got as far as investigating the grammar yet.

So, it's a bit like English, which was a Germanic language that had loads of French and Latin vocabulary piled on top but most basic words remain 'English'.
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Postby Flower » 21 Feb 2020, 13:18

Tsundoku (Japanese: 積ん読) is acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one's home without reading them. The term originated in the Meiji era (1868–1912) as Japanese slang. It combines elements of tsunde-oku (積んでおく, to pile things up ready for later and leave) and dokusho (読書, reading books).

I never heard the word "tsundoku" before today.

http://www.openculture.com/2018/07/tsundoku.html
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 24 Feb 2020, 14:24

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Go on, I dare you.


Missing the point again.

How many times will you quiver when the boy cries wolf. What happened to the swine flu? Bird flu? SARS? Fucking AIDS? Your deadly 1918 Spanish flu? Fucking mad cow? Ebola?

The Corona virus caused influenza too will soon fade away.

According to the CDC there were 14,000 – 36,000 US flu deaths 2019-2020. They can't even get an accurate count can they get a vaccination?

In China: "based on an analysis of studies: 2.8 million to 17 million deaths per year. Source: “Pneumonia Incidence and Mortality in Mainland China: Systematic Review of Chinese and English Literature, 1985-2008” (PLoS one, 2010)."

Ask yourself why they are not shutting down cities and taking up hours of media time over the HUGE numbers of deaths caused by human to human influenza and pneumonia transmission?

Yes, I've read and heard some things about the 1918 flu but it's a poor comparison with today's scares. Considering alone how President Wilson shipped infected soldiers off to Europe in sardine can conditions no wonder the number of victims were middle aged.


Still horseshit?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-51611422
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Jimbo » 24 Feb 2020, 15:20

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Still horseshit?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-51611422


Yeah. Because how do you know? How do you know your cold/flu/pneumonia symptoms are being caused by this new virus? Is there a quick and easy test that each and every reported case undergoes? Read this article and tell me if this ain't the most impracticable and shambolic diagnosis method ever. I ain't buying it.

How do we test for coronavirus, anyway?

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/02 ... us-anyway/
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Postby Diamond Dog » 24 Feb 2020, 20:20

Or, in English :

https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/coronavirus-testing/

Quite what all this has to do with whether the opinion of the WHO is horseshit, I'm not sure, but you carry on with your new 'The Man' to fixate on.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Jimbo » 26 Feb 2020, 09:56

Jan 30, 2020 at 12:56 pm.

How Do I Know If I Have Coronavirus? 5 Questions Answered
(The author of this article, Dr. Catharine Paules, is a Infectious Disease Specialist and Associate Professor of Medicine at Pennsylvania State University.)

If your travel history and reported symptoms fit with n-CoV infection, you may be tested for the virus. Right now that test can be performed only at the CDC, so your health care provider would send samples to the CDC for testing.

https://themindunleashed.com/2020/01/ho ... wered.html


If this is a "pandemic" wouldn't you think the tests to see if you are infected were more widely available? If this is what they are saying it is, EVERYONE should be tested, especially if you can somehow have the virus before presenting symptoms.

And of course I am thinking how this is a Chinese disease in a time when China is the west's newest boogieman. And only a government agency, the CDC, can determine whether you have the Chinese virus.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 26 Feb 2020, 18:12

The chorus to Kim Wilde’s ‘View From a Bridge’ is definitely ‘view from a bridge’ and not ‘you phone that bitch’

The title probably should have led me in that general direction.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Jimbo » 27 Feb 2020, 08:32

Here is my one of sources for this fake virus story, Jon Rappaport. I'm learning new stuff everyday.

How to stage a fake epidemic (and brainwash billions of people)

by Jon Rappoport

February 26, 2020

BULLSHIT... sleight-of-hand ... Nonsense ... Farce.

https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2020/02 ... of-people/



And more!!!!
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Postby Flower » 03 Mar 2020, 18:50

Jimbo wrote:Here is my one of sources for this fake virus story, Jon Rappaport. I'm learning new stuff everyday.

How to stage a fake epidemic (and brainwash billions of people)

by Jon Rappoport

February 26, 2020

BULLSHIT... sleight-of-hand ... Nonsense ... Farce.

https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2020/02 ... of-people/



And more!!!!


Here is another good source on the "Power of Panic"

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/coronav ... 2020-02-28

This a full-blown panic and has gone way beyond the logical already. That is an inescapable conclusion when you see news like this, that 40% of American beer drinkers won’t buy Corona right now because of the coronavirus. Markets aren’t the only place where rationality and reason are the first casualties of panic, obviously.

The level of panic and lack of logic is visible in the other direction too. Shares of Alpha Pro Tech (APT), a maker of surgical masks, have risen over 500% this week as everyone looks for a winner in all of this.
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Postby C » 04 Mar 2020, 11:57

That Simon & Garfunkel's beautiful April Come She Will is based around this:

"April, come she will,
May, she will stay.
June, she'll changed her tune,
July, she will fly.
August, die she must,"
- A Child's Nursery Rhyme.

Have a listen

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Postby Flower » 04 Mar 2020, 12:08

Today is National Grammar Day.

National Grammar Day is observed in the United States on March 4. Designated in 2008, the National Grammar Day was established by Martha Brockenbrough, author of "Things That Make Us [Sic]" (2008) and founder of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 04 Mar 2020, 20:00

Flower wrote:
Jimbo wrote:Here is my one of sources for this fake virus story, Jon Rappaport. I'm learning new stuff everyday.

How to stage a fake epidemic (and brainwash billions of people)

by Jon Rappoport

February 26, 2020

BULLSHIT... sleight-of-hand ... Nonsense ... Farce.

https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2020/02 ... of-people/



And more!!!!


Here is another good source on the "Power of Panic"

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/coronav ... 2020-02-28

This a full-blown panic and has gone way beyond the logical already. That is an inescapable conclusion when you see news like this, that 40% of American beer drinkers won’t buy Corona right now because of the coronavirus. Markets aren’t the only place where rationality and reason are the first casualties of panic, obviously.

The level of panic and lack of logic is visible in the other direction too. Shares of Alpha Pro Tech (APT), a maker of surgical masks, have risen over 500% this week as everyone looks for a winner in all of this.



The Telegraph reports :



Coronavirus has mutated into two strains, one which appears to be far more aggressive, scientists have said, in a discovery which could hinder attempts to develop a vaccine.

Researchers at Peking University's School of Life Sciences and the Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, discovered the virus has evolved into two major lineages - dubbed ‘L’ and ‘S’ types.

The older ‘S-type’ appears to be milder and less infectious, while the ‘L-type’ which emerged later, spreads quickly and currently accounts for around 70 per cent of cases.

Genetic analysis of a man in the US who tested positive on January 21, also showed it is possible to be infected with both types.

The finding comes just days after government health experts warned that the virus could hit Britain in ‘multiple waves’, and led to fears that some vaccines might not work on mutated strains....
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Postby Flower » 04 Mar 2020, 20:38

It's the panic that scares me.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/fear- ... 2020-02-24

The COVID-19 illness has not become a global pandemic, according to the World Health Organization, but it’s starting to act like an economic one. And the financial costs are mounting.

Near-panic over a spreading coronavirus sheared more than 1,000 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +3.42% on Monday, with more and more companies having followed in Apple’s AAPL, +3.39% footsteps by warning of lower sales and supply disruptions that could cause even more damage in the next few months.
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Postby Flower » 04 Mar 2020, 20:45

https://www.newsweek.com/coronavirus-fe ... et-1489981

Fears over the COVID-19 virus have seen home supplies, including face masks, hand sanitizers, disinfectants, water, toilet paper and medication, run out at major retailers and local stores across the country.

Shoppers have been posting images of empty shelves on social media at various retail chains, including Costco, Walmart, Target and Home Depot. Consumers have reported shortages in California, Washington, Minnesota, Hawaii, and New York.


It is very serious but we have to keep calm and use common sense.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Jimbo » 04 Mar 2020, 23:35

Diamond Dog wrote:
The Telegraph reports :

Coronavirus has mutated into two strains, one which appears to be far more aggressive, scientists have said, in a discovery which could hinder attempts to develop a vaccine.

Researchers at Peking University's School of Life Sciences and the Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, discovered the virus has evolved into two major lineages - dubbed ‘L’ and ‘S’ types.

The older ‘S-type’ appears to be milder and less infectious, while the ‘L-type’ which emerged later, spreads quickly and currently accounts for around 70 per cent of cases.

Genetic analysis of a man in the US who tested positive on January 21, also showed it is possible to be infected with both types.

The finding comes just days after government health experts warned that the virus could hit Britain in ‘multiple waves’, and led to fears that some vaccines might not work on mutated strains....


Clearly The Telegraph don't know shit.

But if you want to scare people why not write about the actual world of biological weapons and how - if you want a cover story - it's this fake virus that's making a few people sick.

Because the United States, Russia, China and other major powers have laboratories where research is conducted on viruses that, when modified, can be used as biological warfare agents, including on targeted sectors of the population. This is an area surrounded by the greatest secrecy, often under the guise of civilian scientific research.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Jimbo » 04 Mar 2020, 23:58

Clearly I don't know what the fuck is happening either but with all the counter-narratives and conspiracy theories out here if you aren't skeptical about this story you should be.

Just for information

In the past two years (during the trade war) China has suffered several pandemics:

February 15, 2018: H7N4 bird flu. Sickened at least 1,600 people in China and killed more than 600. Many chickens killed. China needs to purchase US poultry products.
June, 2018: H7N9 bird flu. Many chickens killed. China needs to purchase US poultry products.
August, 2018: outbreak of African swine flu. Same strain as Russia, from Georgia. Millions of pigs killed. China needs to purchase US pork products.
May 24, 2019: massive infestation of armyworms in 14 province-level regions in China, which destroy most food crops. Quickly spread to more than 8,500 hectares of China’s grain production. They produce astonishing numbers of eggs. China needs to purchase US agricultural products – corn, soybeans.
December, 2019: Coronavirus appearance puts China’s economy on hold.
January, 2020: China is hit by a “highly pathogenic” strain of bird flu in Hunan province. Many chickens died, many others killed. China needs to purchase US poultry products.

The standard adage is that bad luck happens in threes, not sixes.
https://www.globalresearch.ca/china-cor ... te/5705196
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 05 Mar 2020, 06:09

So the American's deliberately started those viruses to decimate China's economy... in the same week the US cuts its own interest rate in half to avoid their own economy tanking, due to the coronavirus epidemic they themselves started in China?

Yeah, right - that's how it happened.

Do you ever think to question the logic of anything you read that supports your hair brained conspiracy theories?
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Rorschach » 05 Mar 2020, 08:41

One important thing I've learned today is to never look at BCB without logging on first. If you fail to do this, you will see Jimbo's ravings despite having him on ignore. This is not good for one's mental health.
I just saw him post that China has suffered several pandemics in recent years. By definition, a pandemic is global and not local. If the guy he's quoting can't even get that right, why should anyone take any notice of the rest of the unsupported and unreferenced mouth-frothing that follows?
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