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Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 12th August 2022, 06:20 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,791
Posted By Planigale
Mornington Crescent!

Mornington Crescent!
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 28th July 2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 145,171
Posted By Planigale
We classify HIV as a pandemic because we still...

We classify HIV as a pandemic because we still have hope that we can eradicate HIV. Realistically we can probably do this in the developed world, hopefully by 2030 in the UK.
...
Forum: Trials and Errors 27th July 2022, 11:52 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 119,604
Posted By Planigale
I think in the US (with rare exceptions) grown...

I think in the US (with rare exceptions) grown adults cannot choose to be sex workers (qua prostitutes). In e.g. the UK being a prostitute is legal, as is a private commercial deal between consenting...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th July 2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 92,622
Posted By Planigale
On the other hand you have John Major who became...

On the other hand you have John Major who became a Tory prime minister despite having a background which was about as far from elite as you can get, no university at all. Edward Heath came from a...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th July 2022, 12:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,285
Posted By Planigale
If vaccine uptake is incomplete you get an...

If vaccine uptake is incomplete you get an increased number of young adults who never had chickenpox as children, and are vulnerable because they were not vaccinated as children, risking an increase...
Forum: USA Politics 25th July 2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,097
Posted By Planigale
Oh come on! Would you entrust your precious baby...

Oh come on! Would you entrust your precious baby to some unarmed lefty sitter, or to an armed sitter who could respond to a child panicking about reds under the bed or people coming out of the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 23rd July 2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,285
Posted By Planigale
Anyone who cares for pregnant women or children...

Anyone who cares for pregnant women or children in the NHS and who hasn't had natural infection is vaccinated against chickenpox. So most healthcare workers who do not have antibodies are vaccinated....
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 23rd July 2022, 07:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,285
Posted By Planigale
WHO declares Monkeypox a public health emergency...

WHO declares Monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern. I think the trigger is the spread from the GBMSM population, with some children being infected (and some health care...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 23rd July 2022, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Planigale
Novel use of a radio telescope?

The large Lovell disc at Jodrell Bank radio telescope observatory is to be used as the screen for a son et lumiere on new findings in Astronomy.
...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 23rd July 2022, 04:00 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 30,684
Posted By Planigale
But if Fauci were to leave the US then the US...

But if Fauci were to leave the US then the US government could seize him, lock him up and Congress could make sure he never got a trial and remained locked up.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 22nd July 2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 145,171
Posted By Planigale
So current UK figures; ...

So current UK figures;

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1093275/covid-technical-briefing-44-22-july-2022.pdf
Forum: USA Politics 22nd July 2022, 08:45 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,364
Posted By Planigale
You could do worse! In the Iranian...

You could do worse!

In the Iranian Constitution;

The right to free education


Right to health care
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 22nd July 2022, 01:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By Planigale
Of relevance is what has happened in New York. ...

Of relevance is what has happened in New York.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-62260454

This was the worry that might have happened in London, but hasn't as far as I am aware. Live...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st July 2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 103,030
Posted By Planigale
But if he had been at Uvalde he would have been a...

But if he had been at Uvalde he would have been a hero!



Not the sort of cop to have a school shooter in his sights but do nothing pending permission to open fire!

My guess is all the number...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 44,940
Posted By Planigale
I am a bit confused here in the UK. So we have...

I am a bit confused here in the UK. So we have someone in possession of an illegal fire arm who has shot and killed someone, and he did not get shot by the US police? Was he white?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 19th July 2022, 12:21 AM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 8,186
Posted By Planigale
The problem is that once you are using light...

The problem is that once you are using light years then you are considering relativistic velocities. So if you travel ten light years at 80% speed of light it will not take you 12.5 years due to time...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th July 2022, 06:27 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 10,395
Posted By Planigale
The video I have seen is not very detailed, but I...

The video I have seen is not very detailed, but I cannot make out a hand and gun sticking out of the window. To fire at the pursuing police in the car behind him would be quite awkward whilst...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th July 2022, 04:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,285
Posted By Planigale
A brief update. Monkeypox doubling time in UK...

A brief update. Monkeypox doubling time in UK about 15 days. The at risk population remains GBMSM with 75% of cases in London. Mortality about 1/2,000 cases....
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th July 2022, 03:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,031
Posted By Planigale
No not a lie. But the sort of bad bacteria that...

No not a lie. But the sort of bad bacteria that may be 'acquired' in hospital tend to be resistant to the chemicals in normal anti-bacterial mouthwashes. Some germs are very tough. TB like germs are...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th July 2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 92,622
Posted By Planigale
Not any longer, with the abolition of the RNAS...

Not any longer, with the abolition of the RNAS some will be carrier based!
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th July 2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,031
Posted By Planigale
Healthcare Associated* (hospital acquired)...

Healthcare Associated* (hospital acquired) pneumonia is bacterial. It is thought to be mainly due to bacteria in your mouth and throat getting down into the lungs. The issues about being in hospital...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 14th July 2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,031
Posted By Planigale
? Not sure what you mean?

?

Not sure what you mean?
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 14th July 2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,031
Posted By Planigale
Not very easy in confused elderly people either!

Not very easy in confused elderly people either!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th July 2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,566
Posted By Planigale
One thing that police forces should do is plan...

One thing that police forces should do is plan for and rehearse the response to a major incident. The number one major incident that a school police force should have planned and rehearsed was a...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 14th July 2022, 05:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,031
Posted By Planigale
Pneumovax (PPV23) is routinely given to older...

Pneumovax (PPV23) is routinely given to older persons and those with impaired immunity, and in any case Pneumococcus is not a cause of HAP (strictly speaking this stands for Healthcare Associated...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 4th July 2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,993
Posted By Planigale
Another geographical shock is that the Northern...

Another geographical shock is that the Northern most point on North Island New Zealand is further south than the southern most point of Cyprus, the most southern point of Europe!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd July 2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,584
Views: 226,608
Posted By Planigale
FYI the relevant bit in the article;

FYI the relevant bit in the article;
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st July 2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 14,935
Posted By Planigale
Effectively that is how the UK supreme court...

Effectively that is how the UK supreme court works, some judges may have more of a background in criminal law and be more likely to do the criminal cases and those with more of a background in civil...
Forum: Trials and Errors 29th June 2022, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 119,604
Posted By Planigale
I still find it bizarre that the prime mover in...

I still find it bizarre that the prime mover in recruitment (and who was paid for recruiting) has not faced justice. Being a teenager is not normally grounds for not being tried for a crime, it is a...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th June 2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,066
Posted By Planigale
Absolutely! The SNP are very centralising....

Absolutely!

The SNP are very centralising. There is now a Scottish police force, fire and rescue service, and ambulance service. The adult social services are being taken out of local authority...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,066
Posted By Planigale
Just because Scotland is declining under a...

Just because Scotland is declining under a corrupt virtually one party state is no good reason to jettison us! The majority don't want the SG pursuing independence at present, they would rather it...
Forum: USA Politics 26th June 2022, 04:08 AM
Replies: 1,897
Views: 41,865
Posted By Planigale
So would you make intra-uterine contraceptive...

So would you make intra-uterine contraceptive devices and oral contraceptives illegal because they cause the 'death' of the ferlilised ovum?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th June 2022, 03:02 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 14,935
Posted By Planigale
One problem with the US constitution is that it...

One problem with the US constitution is that it grants rights, as we see, if there is no explicit constitutional right then an individual has no protection. It is left to the individual state. The...
Forum: Trials and Errors 26th June 2022, 02:14 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 115,389
Posted By Planigale
This is the problem with the Alford plea. He pled...

This is the problem with the Alford plea. He pled guilty so case closed. From the prosecution PoV the case against him was proven in court in the first trial and then he pled guilty in a second...
Forum: USA Politics 25th June 2022, 06:05 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 4,935
Posted By Planigale
Thanks everyone. It is easy for those of us who...

Thanks everyone. It is easy for those of us who are not US residents to forget how much somethings can vary by state.

It is particularly confusing if you need a 'concealed carry' permit for open...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th June 2022, 02:09 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 14,935
Posted By Planigale
Do you think that it is coincidence that this...

Do you think that it is coincidence that this will merge with Juneteenth? I suspect that this is a way of making Juneteenth less black by joining the concept of the emancipation of slaves with...
Forum: USA Politics 25th June 2022, 01:47 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 4,935
Posted By Planigale
For someone not from the US may I ask for...

For someone not from the US may I ask for clarification about concealed carry? If you are not licensed for concealed carry does this mean you can carry if the gun is visible? Like a cowboy? Could you...
Forum: USA Politics 21st June 2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,382
Posted By Planigale
However as a member of the UN the US has signed...

However as a member of the UN the US has signed upto the rights of all peoples to self determination. The US has certainly supported this right previously, elsewhere. International law would...
Forum: USA Politics 21st June 2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,382
Posted By Planigale
The US wants to have a say in how Afghanistan...

The US wants to have a say in how Afghanistan works even though it left. (Ditto US input to Iran, Cuba, Nicaragua, Panama, etc.) It seems pretty common for countries to have a view about other...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 02:05 AM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 44,940
Posted By Planigale
The message I take home from this is that anyone...

The message I take home from this is that anyone in possesion of a Y chromosome should be banned from carrying a firearm (except under direct supervision of a responsible person such as a mother or...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th May 2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,416
Posted By Planigale
One could also honour allies, Churchill would be...

One could also honour allies, Churchill would be an option, especially since he was a US citizen. Wellington was perhaps the first modern General in terms of his concern for the civilian...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th May 2022, 12:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By Planigale
Holding the chest with a flat hand where the...

Holding the chest with a flat hand where the fracture is can help when coughing or taking a deep breath.

Binding the chest is controversial, it may help with pain relief, but may be associated...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 25th May 2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By Planigale
Sometime, never. Sorry to say ribs aren't...

Sometime, never.

Sorry to say ribs aren't very important. It will get less sore over weeks, it may heal, it may not. Ribs sometimes end up with permanent fractures, but this does not make much...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 24th May 2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,285
Posted By Planigale
:thumbsup:

:thumbsup:
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd May 2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,427
Views: 221,522
Posted By Planigale
You may be correct. I do think that there is a...

You may be correct. I do think that there is a tendency of (us) brown girls to attribute bad things to racism, when they are just bad things that happen to everyone who is a woman. What I do know is...
Forum: Trials and Errors 22nd May 2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Planigale
:thumbsup:

:thumbsup:
Forum: Trials and Errors 22nd May 2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Planigale
So you fail to respond to my pointing out that...

So you fail to respond to my pointing out that your claim that asphyxia in infants would have left evidence at post mortem was not evidence based. My question about your expertise in the area to...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 22nd May 2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,938
Posted By Planigale
The US reports a total of 180 hepatitis cases...

The US reports a total of 180 hepatitis cases across 35 states, there have also been 15 liver transplants and six deaths. The UK has identified 197 cases with 11 transplants and no deaths. The much...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd May 2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,427
Views: 221,522
Posted By Planigale
I do wonder if she had been a white US journalist...

I do wonder if she had been a white US journalist who had been killed in an Islamic country e.g. Iran whether the POTUS would be raising more of a stink? It seems it is OK for Israel to kill US...
Forum: Trials and Errors 22nd May 2022, 04:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 784
Posted By Planigale
The evidence certainly seems weak. I think the...

The evidence certainly seems weak. I think the problem is that although in theory there is a presumption of innocence, and the prosecution have to prove guilt; in reality juries assume the person...
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