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  1. ink

    Chat Room

    There is no chat room on this forum so....completely random, just chatting :) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I enjoy to bake my own bread and have been trying out different methods of kneading the dough and have found that a shorter 'push' seems to create a more responsive action within the mix! Also I like to try different 'additives' to the mix. So after the knock back I have tried cracking eggs into holes with the dough then covering with dough and once baked this has turned out nice :) Do any of you make your own bread?
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    is anyone watching david ickes other site

    This says that you are adding to that forum. I direct you to your previous statement. Ok .... not sure what you are saying here? The old forum has been off line for a while .... In your OP you state that you are the .... thus I ask you how? Now I ask you again .... How are you even viewing the old forum considering it is not online? Mod Note: Your answer will create an effect.
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    Should I buy gym membership now?

    Yes .... Most definitely yes .... Highly important to buy gym membership now .... Good idea Glad to see that you have all your issues in a moral order :)
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    is anyone watching david ickes other site

    @wolfpavek1 .... Can you access the old forum? Or even .... Can you view the old forum?
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    April 2020 Asteriod

    Maybe I can help :) Neat To See, But Is Starlink Clogging The Night Sky? Whenever the night skies are clear across the Tri-State, the phone at the Cincinnati Observatory begins ringing nonstop with questions about weird lights in the night sky. "It's incredible, you're outside watching the sky and you can see these slow-moving lights go one after the other after the other, and it's just kind of eerie," says astronomer Dean Regas. "You think something is going on here, some invasion is happening, but it's really these communication satellites called Starlink." Starlink is a project by billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX program. The goal is to use hundreds of satellites to bring high speed internet to all parts of the globe. "Each satellite weighs approximately 260kg and features a compact, flat-panel design that minimizes volume," the company writes on its website. Regas says the satellites are sent up in batches and there are hundreds circling the Earth. "You see them about an hour to 90 minutes after dark because it's still daytime up there so the light is still bouncing off the satellite bodies but you're in the dark so you get to see them," Regas explains. "They look like slow moving lights that go from horizon to horizon." They move in lines or trains separated by about minute a piece. While they'll spread out over time, eventually there will be hundreds of these trains in the sky, he says. There are space tracking sites that help you predict when objects in space may be visible where you are. (Regas likes Heavens-Above.com.) "There is some problem with this," Regas says. "Sending thousands and thousands of satellites up in space makes the potential for things to run into other things and create debris up in space." Scientists, NASA and others also have to keep track of a lot more things when sending rockets and people into space. They also get in the way of astronomers trying to study and monitor the stars, planets and more. "We're trying to get pictures of stars and things that are happening and if a satellite goes through just when you want to get that picture, man that gets you frustrated," Regas says. "There's a lot of drawbacks but we're going to see how this plays out." Regas likens space to the Wild West, with lots of people launching things into space. Satellites also go wherever they want to go, he points out. There aren't any rules and regulations about flying over certain places. "Not everybody is very happy with SpaceX for this. The pluses are it might link us all together; the minuses are we lose a lot of the night sky and the astronomers are a little ticked off right now."
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    is anyone watching david ickes other site

    And I ask because IF you can currently access the old (now read only ) forum .... which has been off line since the start of March .... I want to know? Really mate .... IF you can, you need to PM me. If you can't do as you are saying .... Then you need to PM me because right now I can only consider that you are 'shilling'? So I can see that you are on the forum and I suggest you speak with me!
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    is anyone watching david ickes other site

    What site mate?
  8. ink

    Chat Room

    Er .... you know what 'snatch' means in the UK?
  9. The main thread regarding this 'experience' is full of great information .... but we need bullet point type information which shows that the media is incorrect or just not reporting some information. This thread should not be for discussion .... we have the main thread for that. This is to 'pull' out from the main thread (and any others) mainstream articles to refute the claims by the media channels. Please .... No discussion here .... just information which main stream is NOT reporting. Again .... the concept is to show information which can be used to limit the harm done by the main stream .... It can be pointed to by all of us and hopefully 'others' will wake up? So please .... any post which you recall and can find again within the near 7000 of the main thread, or any other thread, which shows the disconnect between truth and propaganda .... concerning the covid-19 operation please copy here .... BUT please remember that it needs to be from the religion of science or authority or a juxtaposition which uses media reporting to show incorrect/ incomplete information :) We need to be able to turn round the 'herd'!
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    coronavirus mega thread

    No mate .... that thread is for information which shows another consideration ..... one which is not limited to a single perception. If you consider that it should be there .... then post it there. I cannot watch every video ..... I can read most posts .... but watching, no. If you put it there then I shall watch it to ascertain if it should be there! But .... the idea is not that it is my considerations within that thread .... thankfully I have other members who tell me if it is correct for the thread or not! So up to you mate .... :) As said .... Text I can read rather quick but to watch .... not so much. And on another note .... WTF All this shit going on and IF I go back within this thread .... then I have to moderate sodding loads of it !!!! We are better than this .... This forum has always had shills and trolls ..... You call them out, cool ..... but they come back ..... instead .... Laugh at them :)
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    Links To The Free World

    yes well .... ermm .... well shit, you make my life difficult .... er? ? Mod Note: Thread is locked while discussion and review is taken.
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    Segregation of class in the UK

    Had that myself a few times ... Walked to the local shop and there is a line of people outside (some with masks etc) all standing meters apart blocking the whole pavement .... Well I had to walk through them to get where I was going .... and they didn't like that all the sounds behind me .... tuts and scorn, were funny :) Then on my way back I needed something from that shop .... Now I know the shop and it has no rules to the amount of people .... So I asked the queue outside .... Why are you stood here? And was told that only one person could be in the shop at any time! So I said .... You are wrong and walk past them all and into the small corner shop. Dismay ..... I am utterly rejected by all around me .... and I .... smile :) People are asking the poor bloke behind the counter to not serve me .... He said .... "Well he is right .... No one said you had to stand outside in the rain .... There is no limit on entry here!" lol
  13. Mod Note: The OP determined this thread as an information share only thus it is asked that only information is posted .... all discussion can be within the main mega thread. Some posts have been moved there. Thank you.
  14. So while I personally do not consider viruses are what we are told .... I feel that they are the response, by the body, to the perception of the individual mind and as such, external (to the physical form) influences can and will create 'health issues' within experience. With that said .... I have reason (albeit very weak) to consider that this 'virus' is actually 3 different interactions and I would be incorrect not to consider that! When I am 'having a look around' .... life shows me things .... and so I thought to make this thread to hold research information, which may become important or not <ink shrugs> This first one shows that Influ.... well the abstract states it .... but I wish to post the full article. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Disclaimer: Early release articles are not considered as final versions. Any changes will be reflected in the online version in the month the article is officially released. Volume 26, Number 6—June 2020 Research Letter Co-infection with SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza A Virus in Patient with Pneumonia, China Xiaojing Wu, Ying Cai, Xu Huang, Xin Yu, Li Zhao, Fan Wang, Quanguo Li, Sichao Gu, Teng Xu, Yongjun Li, Binghuai Lu , and Qingyuan Zhan Author affiliations: China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China (X. Wu, Y. Cai, X. Huang, X. Yu, L. Zhao, S. Gu, B. Lu, Q. Zhan); The Sixth Medical Center of PLA General Hospital, Beijing (F. Wang); Weifang No. 2 People’s Hospital, Weifang, China (Q. Li); Vision Medicals Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, China (T. Zu, Y. Li) Abstract We report co-infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and influenza A virus in a patient with pneumonia in China. The case highlights possible co-detection of known respiratory viruses. We noted low sensitivity of upper respiratory specimens for SARS-CoV-2, which could further complicate recognition of the full extent of disease. In December 2019, a series of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause was reported in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. On January 7, 2020, the causative pathogen was identified as a virus subsequently named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (1–3). We report a case of co-infection with SARS-CoV-2 and influenza A virus in China. A 69-year-old man was seen in the clinic of China-Japan Friendship Hospital on January 23, 2020, for fever and dry cough. The patient visited Wuhan from December 18, 2019–January 22, 2020, and began having symptoms January 23. He reported no underlying medical conditions. Routine blood tests revealed a leukocyte count of 5.70 × 109 cells/L (reference range 3.5–9.5 × 109 cells/L) and lymphocyte count of 2.18 × 109 cells/L (reference range 1.1–3.2 × 109 cells/L). Chest computed tomography revealed a mass, ground-glass consolidation in the right inferior lobe of the lungs (Figure, panel A). Because of the patient’s travel history, he was isolated for suspected 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). We obtained a nasopharyngeal swab specimen and conducted real-time reverse transcription-PCR (rRT-PCR) for SARS-CoV-2 by using reagents provided by Shanghai BioGerm Medical Technology Co., Ltd. (http://www.bio-germ.comExternal Link), and Da An Gene Co., Ltd. (Sun Yat-Sen University, http://en.daangene.comExternal Link), on a LightCycler 480 (Roche, https://lifescience.roche.comExternal Link). However, both tests returned negative results 8 hours later. We obtained another nasopharyngeal swab specimen for detection of SARS-CoV-2 and for differentiation of influenza A and B and respiratory syncytial viruses by using Xpert Flu/RSV Xpress assay (Cepheid, https://www.cepheid.comExternal Link). The sample was negative for SARS-CoV-2 but positive for influenza A. The patient was discharged with oral oseltamivir and instructed to stay home for isolation. On January 30, the patient returned to the hospital reporting persistent fever and aggravated dyspnea. Routine blood tests showed a leukocyte count of 8.23 × 109 cells/L and lymphocyte count of 0.77 × 109 cells/L. A chest radiograph showed diffuse exudative shadows in bilateral lungs, indicating acute respiratory distress syndrome (Figure, panel B). Physical examination revealed respiratory rate of 30 breaths/min and oxygen saturation of 83% on ambient air. We administered oxygen and screened another nasopharyngeal swab specimen, which was negative for SARS-CoV-2. Considering his clinical features, we performed a fourth test for SARS-CoV-2 by using a sputum sample, which also was negative. The patient’s dyspnea and respiratory distress increased, and his oxygenation index was <200. We admitted the patient to the single negative-pressure ward of the medical intensive care unit for severe influenza A pneumonia and administered endotracheal intubation because of severe hypoxemia. Four days later, the patient’s oxygenation and chest radiographs improved (Figure, panel C). We performed a bronchoscopy and obtained bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) for metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS) to identify potential pathogens. On February 5, mNGS reported 3,460 sequences that showed 99.8% identity and covered 98.69% of the SARS-CoV-2 genome NC_045512.2|SARS-CoV-2|Wuhan-Hu-1 (GenBank accession no. NC_045512.2). We then performed rRT-PCR by using newly collected sputum and stored BALF, which also tested positive. Cycle threshold values were 34 for sputum and 30 for BALF. However, a fourth nasopharyngeal swab collected concurrently with the second sputum sample remained negative. The next day, the patient was transferred to a designated hospital for further critical care. This case highlights 2 challenges in the diagnosis of COVID-19. First, the sensitivity of tests to detect SARS-CoV-2 from upper respiratory specimens might be insufficient. Repeated rRT-PCR testing of nasopharyngeal swabs was negative for SARS-CoV-2 before the patient was admitted to the intensive care unit. To date, diagnosis of COVID-19 is made mainly on the basis of nucleic acid detection from nasopharyngeal swabs. For suspected cases, 2 negative findings from nasopharyngeal swabs performed >24 hours apart would exclude a COVID-19 diagnosis (4). In this case, without the clinicians’ persistence because of the patient’s travel history, a COVID-19 diagnosis might never have been established. SARS-CoV-2 finally was identified by using mNGS and rRT-PCR of a BALF sample. Therefore, suitable sputum or BALF specimens are necessary to maximize detection in cases of high clinical suspicion; mNGS also might be a helpful tool for identifying SARS-CoV-2 (1,5). Second, differentiating other causes of respiratory illness from COVID-19 is difficult, especially during influenza season, because common clinical manifestations of COVID-19, including fever, cough, and dyspnea, mimic those of influenza (6–8). In patients with COVID-19, blood tests typically show leucopenia and lymphopenia and most chest computed tomography scans show ground-glass opacity and consolidation with bilateral lung involvement (7–9). Unfortunately, influenza A and other respiratory viruses share these characteristics (10). Co-detection of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza A virus in this case demonstrates that additional challenges to detection remain, especially when patients test negative for SARS-CoV-2 but positive for another virus. In summary, our case suggests that COVID-19 might be underdiagnosed because of false-negative tests for upper respiratory specimens or co-infection with other respiratory viruses. Broader viral testing might be needed when an apparent etiology is identified, particularly if it would affect clinical management decisions. Dr. Wu is a pulmonary and critical care physician specializing in respiratory infection at China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China. Her research interests include severe lower respiratory infection and new respiratory infectious diseases. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/6/20-0299_article
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    Where is everyone from

    Adding to this .... If you use windows operating system, you are known .... If you use a Linux distribution but do not know how to configure it, you are known. If you use a mac .... you are known. Just on the images .... ever heard of transparent tracking pixels?
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    Where is everyone from

    Unless you disable javascript and block ALL images .... on ALL internet activity .... you are known VPN or not!
  17. Mitochondrial Eve posted .... UK Column have been posting some excellent videos on their Youtube Channel on the coronavirus. They have been monitoring the weekly 'z scores' via www.euromomo.eu within participating European countries. Z scores show the level of excess mortality rates compared to average. Here is a map of the z-scores across Europe for week 12 of 2020 (week ending 22/03/20): Compare this with week 1 of 2018: Or week 2 of 2017: These are just a few comparisons. Here is the direct link to the graphs: http://www.euromomo.eu/slices/map_2017_2020.html Despite being in the grips of a raging and deadly pandemic with death rates "soaring", there have been below average death rates across most of Europe since the start of 2020. Only Italy have been experiencing higher than average death rates. This is hardly an exceptional year in terms of numbers of deaths, even for Italy.
  18. Not really no .... have none of these been treated for in a normal NHS hospital .... lets say SARS and MERS or 'bird flu'? This is the current UK list of HCID ....
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    What Happened?

    It would have done but if you have used that for this account .... then you are correct .... it now wont :(
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    coronavirus mega thread

    Maybe this one .... it keeps being taken down .... save it if you can?
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    What Happened?

    This is a completely new forum and so your old username/email won't work here. The old forum became read only the end Feb 2019. You should be able to register here in your old name as it is currently not used .... but then we would need to remove the new account you have made. Right now the old forum has been 'attacked' and is down .... the techs are working to get it back.
  22. Mod Note: Stay on topic and please discuss the subject without insults. Also .... From the 'Forum Rules' .... Discussing moderation on the forum While we appreciate that everyone has an opinion, moderation issues may NOT be the topic of thread discussions, no matter how strongly you feel about what may or may not have happened to yourself or another poster. Very often other members are not aware of situations that have transpired if threads and posts have had to be deleted. The Moderation team is NOT at liberty to discuss such matters on the forum threads.
  23. Mod Note: Please try to keep to topic and "play the ball, not the man"
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    advice please

    Hi Nobby .... not sure what you mean? Do you want it as an announcement on the forum listing main page .... or do you mean a pinned thread in, I would guess, the coronavirus/covid19 section?