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  • To Mask or Not to Mask?

    05/17/2020 9:52:00 AM PDT · 150 of 254
    MikeHu to redfog

    It’s unfortunate that the whole face mask discussion has become politicized to the extent it has — of being symbolic of virtue or not, political correctness or not, freedom-loving or not, etc.

    Having had respiratory problems all my life, I’m acutely sensitive to air quality — just as I suspect many others also are. The most obvious are the “asthmatics” and hay fever sufferers — who seem to be under constant torment because of they don’t know what. And so these people often go to an allergist who recognizes a “patient for life” — if they don’t identify and eliminate the cause. And so I can understand why the Director of the Allergy and Immunological Diseases (Fauci) would want people never to learn that 95% of allergens can be eliminated just by wearing a face mask — as most of them claim to do — without the time and expense of regular visits to an allergist at whatever the insurance will pay.

    However, since I wasn’t on unlimited medical insurance ability to pay, I had to figure out a way of addressing the notably poor air quality of living in an environment compromised by smokers, mold, mildew, field burning, pollen, toxic chemicals and odors, pollution, etc. — let alone any viruses. That was actually the least of my worries — because 95% elimination is as good as is reasonable to expect. When you lower the load by 95%, that is a 20-fold improvement — and trying to attain 100% certainty and guarantee, is not possible for most everything — but is the kind of fool’s gold offered by con-artists of every stripe and persuasion.

    The chances that one will not die — even with billions — can never be assured 100%. But when you get to 95%, that should be effectiveness acceptable to most people, and often even 50-50. At that point, everyone should at least give it a try to see if it works for themselves — rather than generalizing that it must work for everyone, or that it could not work for anyone. Like most things in life, the truth has to be determined by individuals — to see if it works for them, or not — and that is the only relevant discussion.

    If the air quality is pristine, it is less likely that a face mask will enhance air quality. But if one is crowded into a city with a lot of intrusions one is often unaware of, the first thing one should suspect when feeling ill, is air quality — because that is the critical interface of the human body. One can live a fairly long time without eating, even drinking, but only a few minutes without breathing high quality air. Sometimes the air quality is so bad that one has to virtually stop breathing — and continuing in that manner, will impact their health — because they can no longer breathe deeply.

    But if one purifies the air with just a simple face mask, a large amount of that pollution can be eliminated, as for example, walking through a homeless encampment where people are defecating openly. That eventually dries up and gets blown into the wind — waiting for some innocent person to breathe. A lot of disease can be transmitted that way, as well as the toxic fumes accumulating under the freeway underpasses, etc.

    That’s why people in some of the most populous places in the world almost have to wear them — but to a lesser extent, every environment made contain some element certain individuals may be particularly sensitive to. There is a reason for the saying that “one man’s meat may be another man’s poison,” as there is that individuation and diversity for good reason — and that is that even in the worst case scenario, all will not perish, and so the species survives — and goes on to even bigger and better things.

    That doesn’t mean that all necessarily survive. Nature will determine that — and all each can do, is do the best they can with what they have and know. As a general rule, that means being in as fit a condition to persevere as possible — but beyond that, there are no guarantees that following the directives of anybody else will accomplish that either — or better. It’s always tempting to play God — and know what is best for all.

  • Scott Adams: Is every risk factor for #COVID19 a Vitamin D deficiency in disguise?

    05/15/2020 12:12:25 PM PDT · 63 of 74
    MikeHu to grundle

    A lot of animals migrate to the south for the sunlight that keeps them healthy. That’s also the appeal for “snowbirds” among humans. For those who can’t afford the luxury of travel, the tanning booth once a month/week during the winter season is sufficient to get that boost to avoid Seasonal Affective Disorder.

    However, I’m certain the WHO and CDC are advising people to avoid the sunlight at all costs. How else are they going to maintain their own self-importance (wealth) if nobody ever gets really sick? They have to cause them.

    There is no getting rid of germs, bacteria, fungus, mold, mildew, viruses, forever. We have to learn to live with them. They don’t live in our world, we live in theirs.

  • Boris declares war on fat: PM ditches his 'nanny state' worries and demands action plan to tackle Britain's obesity crisis after blaming his severe bout of coronavirus on being overweight

    05/15/2020 11:23:48 AM PDT · 37 of 60
    MikeHu to Berlin_Freeper

    The virus is not the problem. It is the underlying health conditions caused by the diabetic process. 99% of those who get the virus don’t die; 99% of those who die, have underlying health conditions related to diabetes (metabolic disorders) — even if they are not diagnosed as diabetics but fall into the category of prediabetics — who may have all the symptoms and syndromes but the measure of high blood sugar, that makes them officially a “diabetic.” That includes the heart disease, high blood pressure, autoimmune inflammation, obesity, disabilities, etc.

    That’s what needs to be treated and addressed because there will always be viruses, bacteria, fungus, allergens, pollution in its various forms — which is the major reason one’s first resort should just be the mask, and not the most expensive drug to cure only one specific virus — because then we have to shut down the world again for the next — at even more exorbitant costs.

    The threat is not the virus or the mold or pollution, but the individual immune response to it — which varies from zero to death — greatly determined by one’s underlying health condition. Most of the people dying, are dying because they are in poor health in the first place and probably as much as all their lives, so one would expect that any additional load could be fatal. Not surprisingly they congregate at those end stages of life at the acute longterm care center, nursing homes, hospice, and even 55+ complexes of independent living preparatory to reaching end-stage condition.

    Those are the people who have largely died — with the occasional sensational exception of the nurse who had no time to put on a mask and proceeded to give chest compressions (expelling air) on a patient who has already died — thus expelling the virus directly into her own respiratory tract. But such incidences, as media-worthy as they are, are still the notable exceptions that the media because of their lack of understanding anything but their own path to their 15 minutes of fame, overlook the particulars that the accompanying photo shows a person in at least prediabetic condition to begin with — since nurses are most likely to follow the CDC and WHO guidelines that predispose them to diabetes, ie., high carbohydrate, as frequent meals as possible, etc. — which of course, is the winning formula for obesity and diabetes.

    Such a condition cannot persist forever without end — as they manifest more illnesses and breakdown until total organ failure (sepsis). That is characteristically how people die with Covid-19 — it is the final straw. So we really need to walk back to the beginning where we get this advice that predisposes us to all the diseases of the present day — which are metabolic disorders due to diet, exercise, lifestyle — and ask, why are we being encouraged to eat more carbohydrates, not to go outside and exercise, not to engage in healthful activities and mental health, but merely to remain in a vegetative existence for as long as possible?

    Most people don’t have the billions to have their heads hooked up to a vat of chemicals and vaccines to live “forever” — but have to weigh the risks and the rewards of every day living, which includes working, playing, praying, and socializing — even though they cannot be guaranteed that nothing could go wrong as long as they are following the directives of the health czars. And for millions of years, life has been successful that way — and in fact, has achieved record population as we speak.

    That’s the real epidemic — caused by the WHO and CDC, and all the well-meaning people who have no idea what they are talking about. There’s no science behind anything they say — just authoritarianism, ideology and self-righteous political correctness.

  • WHO dismisses herd immunity as strategy to combat Covid-19

    05/13/2020 10:31:31 AM PDT · 37 of 48
    MikeHu to avkillick

    The virus is not the problem. It is the underlying health conditions caused by the diabetic process. 99% of those who get the virus don’t die; 99% of those who die, have underlying health conditions related to diabetes (metabolic disorders) — even if they are not diagnosed as diabetics but fall into the category of prediabetics — who may have all the symptoms and syndromes but the measure of high blood sugar, that makes them officially a “diabetic.” That includes the heart disease, high blood pressure, autoimmune inflammation, obesity, disabilities, etc.

    That’s what needs to be treated and addressed because there will always be viruses, bacteria, fungus, allergens, pollution in its various forms — which is the major reason one’s first resort should just be the mask, and not the most expensive drug to cure only one specific virus — because then we have to shut down the world again for the next — at even more exorbitant costs.

    The threat is not the virus or the mold or pollution, but the individual immune response to it — which varies from zero to death — greatly determined by one’s underlying health condition. Most of the people dying, are dying because they are in poor health in the first place and probably as much as all their lives, so one would expect that any additional load could be fatal. Not surprisingly they congregate at those end stages of life at the acute longterm care center, nursing homes, hospice, and even 55+ complexes of independent living preparatory to reaching end-stage condition.

    Those are the people who have largely died — with the occasional sensational exception of the nurse who had no time to put on a mask and proceeded to give chest compressions (expelling air) on a patient who has already died — thus expelling the virus directly into her own respiratory tract. But such incidences, as media-worthy as they are, are still the notable exceptions that the media because of their lack of understanding anything but their own path to their 15 minutes of fame, overlook the particulars that the accompanying photo shows a person in at least prediabetic condition to begin with — since nurses are most likely to follow the CDC and WHO guidelines that predispose them to diabetes, ie., high carbohydrate, as frequent meals as possible, etc. — which of course, is the winning formula for obesity and diabetes.

    Such a condition cannot persist forever without end — as they manifest more illnesses and breakdown until total organ failure (sepsis). That is characteristically how people die with Covid-19 — it is the final straw. So we really need to walk back to the beginning where we get this advice that predisposes us to all the diseases of the present day — which are metabolic disorders due to diet, exercise, lifestyle — and ask, why are we being encouraged to eat more carbohydrates, not to go outside and exercise, not to engage in healthful activities and mental health, but merely to remain in a vegetative existence for as long as possible?

    Most people don’t have the billions to have their heads hooked up to a vat of chemicals and vaccines to live “forever” — but have to weigh the risks and the rewards of every day living, which includes working, playing, praying, and socializing — even though they cannot be guaranteed that nothing could go wrong as long as they are following the directives of the health czars. And for millions of years, life has been successful that way — and in fact, has achieved record population as we speak.

  • Fauci to Rand Paul: 'I've never made myself out' as the only voice on the pandemic

    05/12/2020 11:53:58 AM PDT · 22 of 120
    MikeHu to RandFan

    He’s the media’s anointed one.

    Hillary Clinton was also the media’s anointed one.

    See what terrible consequences are in store for us if we disobey their editorial endorsements again!

  • Time to Stop the Madness

    05/12/2020 11:40:20 AM PDT · 3 of 6
    MikeHu to absalom01

    Quality of life should not be sacrificed for quantity — and that’s what they’re doing. A person in dying condition, cannot be saved by everybody else giving up their lives. The former have had theirs — and if they could speak, would not demand that the young sacrifice their lives for them.

    That is the situation for most of those dying — that they’ve already had their chance at life, and making it all it can be. But at 80, they no longer have their most productive years ahead of them — which is why they’re in the acute longterm care center presently. That is less true of the nursing homes, but even in the independent living 55+ complexes where many have given up living and only wait to die. I lived in such a place and saw people dying routinely — because they smoke, drank, were obese and diabetic — and their doctors merely continued them in that condition, because they realized it was too hard to try to change them — and most did not want to. They would rather die.

    Then the “politically correct” people would say that unlimited resources should go to see that even one of them should not die — and that a whole army of caregivers should be employed to see that that doesn’t occur — while they do nothing, or very little for themselves anymore. At that point, that life is no longer viable — and sacrificing the young and viable for those old, and incapable — is not the best employment of resources. That is the unfortunate and unsustainable trend we’ve been heading.

    The solution is that we have to take better care of ourselves, and to “learn” how to take better care of ourselves, rather than getting sick — and be sustained in that condition for the rest of our lives. Then the measure of that society becomes more health care, more welfare, and guaranteed income for doing nothing productive anymore — which I assure you, will lead to even more sickness and vulnerability — rather than more invulnerable and productive people — which is the direction we need to head now.

  • What is happening with real estate sales now?

    05/10/2020 5:21:30 PM PDT · 114 of 141
    MikeHu to MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

    I would think there is a vast migration out of the big cities to the satellite cities. Without the presence of the working people, the homeless have taken over New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Honolulu, Portland — of the places I track. In many places, they are the favored population — even being given alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes while staying in upscale hotels.

    The major draw of big cities has been that they are close to everything — but if nothing is open, you might as well be elsewhere ordering from Amazon — or at least not have to be standing in long lines and social distancing. And then major corporations have been encouraging people to work remotely. One would have thought that the urban boom wouldn’t run forever — but until a few months ago, seemed unstoppable.

    If there are no cultural events or venues, what’s the point of remaining at those high costs of living? But these days, if a community has a Walmart, Costco, Dollar Tree, and Ross, it is an indication there is a critical mass and viability for the future. When a city no longer provides amenities, why stay for the crime and crowds?

  • Birx said 'there is nothing from the CDC that I can trust' in a White House coronavirus task force meeting

    05/10/2020 2:17:44 PM PDT · 64 of 75
    MikeHu to spacejunkie2001

    If you go to the CDC website, they’re still prescribing the diet that made these people obese and diabetic and therefore, more susceptible to any new virus or other challenges.

    So we have a lot more really sick people living longer — which is no secret — and kept in that state with no prospects for recovery and improvement. They just call it “chronic” conditions so they can be treated by those practitioners — for life. Nowhere is that more true than in the “allergy” scams — where despite your known aversion to certain foods, airborne and topical allegens, they recommend that one shouldn’t cut them out entirely — and find what the body thrives on. Instead, they prescribe a treatment that keeps it tolerable.

    The primary vulnerability of the human body is the respiratory system so when they directed everybody not to wear masks and protect themselves — it was the perfect prescription for infecting as many people as possible. Then they directed us to give up all healthful activities — like going outside and socializing in the sunlight and fresh air, or going to gyms and exercising anymore. So the advice is exactly what one would expect — if they wanted to make as many as sick as possible — meanwhile, directing the media to suppress all alternative sources.

    So who to distrust most?

  • Can This Disconnect Be Sustained? The economy tanks while the stock market still rises

    05/10/2020 1:21:23 PM PDT · 27 of 39
    MikeHu to SeekAndFind

    It’s the only game in town.

    All the casinos are closed. So are the racetracks. The only place to make money right now is the stock market. What else can you do from the comfort of one’s own home? You can’t even flip houses. Right now, the stock market is the economy. And you can’t even spend money on all the alternative luxuries — like travel, entertainment, even elective surgeries.

    That money has to go somewhere — and bonds are a joke. You’re better off in cash — and getting the 50-90% off. That’s like getting twice to ten times one’s money. However, supermarket prices have crept up a bit — but there’s nothing else to buy — except if you go online. They’re wiping out the Sears — and all those brick and mortar businesses. The malls for sure, and maybe even the educational institutions — and ironically enough, health care — unless you’re dying.

  • Keep Darwinism Out of Pandemic Response

    05/06/2020 11:06:49 AM PDT · 5 of 8
    MikeHu to fishtank

    There’s never been a virus-free world. Viruses, bacteria, fungus, germs, sickness, death have always been with us. They even live within us — at all times. So the scam is to think that one will achieve a virus-free, germ-free, bacteria-free world before one can go on with life and living. Life would not be possible if it weren’t for them.

    When a person is in hospice (dying), they are susceptible to contracting and dying from anything — because their immunity is zero. Why should those people even be tested for Covid-19, and added to the count? They clearly had a pre-existing health condition that predetermined their outcome — as well as 99% of those dying from “Covid-19” — even though the mortality from ALL-causes has decreased! The world doesn’t work that way.

    Go easy on the carbs — most of the comorbidities are from diabetes — including obesity, heart disease, high-blood pressure, autoimmune diseases, neuropathies, etc. Unfortunately, that is the diet recommended by the medical, dietary, and nutrition epidemiologists that created the REAL epidemic in the world. Treat oneself as though one has diabetes. There is no downside to that — even though a lot of 300 and 400 lbers are afraid of “starving” to death. And so they are advised by the health industry, to eat every 3 hours — and make sure it is sugar (carbohydrates). Is it any wonder people are dying from that advice?

    I think life should just go on; it’s done a pretty good job for millions of years up to now. It doesn’t need micromanaging by Bill and Melinda Gates to achieve perfection.

  • Family Member of Coronavirus Victim Has Message for Protesters...

    05/04/2020 10:39:07 AM PDT · 36 of 46
    MikeHu to L.A.Justice

    Locking up healthy people is not going to prevent people in poor health from dying. When 99% of those who die from a virus have other life-threatening comorbidities, it’s just a matter of time and circumstances.

    What the WHO, CDC, Surgeon General need to be doing — rather than advising everyone to adopt unhealthy lifestyles
    (don’t go outdoors and stay out of the sun, don’t go to gyms and exercise, stock up on carbohydrates), they need to identify those specific traits that caused their immunosuppression and reverse them — first by giving the right advice, that they can’t remain obese and diabetics for the rest of their lives, instead of being “politically correct” and not fat/disease-shaming.

    The WHO, CDC, Surgeon General need to emphasize “health” — and not simply more “health-care” — to increase their own funding and central self-importance. Everyone has to learn to take better care of themselves first and primarily — and not just remain in chronic poor health conditions — following the advice of the medical, dietary, and nutritional epidemiologists to eat more carbohydrates (sugar) as often as possible — so the medical professions can have as much business as possible.

    The measure of a healthy society is that everybody else has as much business as possible — and not preventing old, sick people from dying being the only essential work in that society.

    It’s fine for the old people to enjoy as much as society offers — but they have to attain and remain in that vibrant health to do so — and not that because they can’t, nobody else can either. That is not common sense — or good sense, though it may be the political correctness — dragging down everyone to equality. We need to go the other way — where everyone has to be in healthier condition. That’s the equality we want — and makes sense.

    That old vision of “health-care” must die.

  • Masks

    05/02/2020 9:47:28 PM PDT · 135 of 186
    MikeHu to Kevin in California

    Masks were the only thing that made any sense to me — so when the surgeon general, CDC, WHO were insisting that masks don’t work, and people ought not to wear them, I knew something was wrong — because I know, as probably a few others who used them before the “pandemic,” that they’re just what the doctor ordered — and cures many respiratory conditions. I thought that Fauci, as an allergist, didn’t want people to realize they could eliminate 95% of allergens just by wearing them — which would be disastrous for his business and profession.

    I got COPD from living in a 55+ complex where many of the disabled and retired spent the rest of their lives chain-smoking, and when I detected that in my present place, bought 10 air purifiers and then latched on to the idea of wearing a face mask as a portable air purifier — because that’s what it is. So when they were coming out with all these claims that it only worked one-way — and all that nonsense, while insisting that maintaining physical distance. obsessive-compulsive handwashing (I’ve seen some people rub their hands raw in that way and become vulnerable to skin infections that way), and touching one’s face — were diversions.

    I find them indispensable for riding a bike in winter — because that’s all one needs to warm and moisten the air while keeping out the pollution — and know it improves my breathing capabilities because I had trouble breathing otherwise. Often, when I wake up in the middle of the night with a sore throat, or at this time of the year, swollen throat from pollen, I just put one on and immediately go back to sleep and wake up — cured. You can dab a drop of essential oil if it suits your fancy.

    So I think masks are not only preventative — but actually curative — for a lot of conditions like hay fever, mold, mildew, pet dander, cigarette and wildfire smoke, sleep apnea, etc. The universal use of masks is what stopped the virus from spreading in China, South Korea, Taiwan, etc.

    I thought that’s all we needed to do — because it is a respiratory disease and that’s what they’ve always done for respiratory diseases. While I’m not an expert on Covid-19, I am an expert on face masks — and know they work. So when they say they don’t, and all that stupid stuff does, I know they have no idea what they are talking about.

    Also, having lived in one of those 55+ complexes, and was familiar with the health profile of many dying from those conditions because they don’t take care of themselves properly — before moving on to the nursing homes and longterm care centers — where they’re essentially waiting to die, I was not surprised that they were the hotspots — and the means of transmission would be the caregivers — the only people they saw anymore. Those populations self-isolate, but with the liberal knee-jerk reaction, they treat the healthy as the sick, and the sick as though though they had their “whole lives ahead of them,” and cannot discriminate anything meaningful and effective anymore.

  • In four U.S. state prisons, nearly 3,300 inmates test positive for coronavirus -- 96% without symptoms

    05/01/2020 5:11:15 PM PDT · 24 of 28
    MikeHu to sickoflibs

    All my life — whether I lived in rich neighborhoods or poor, I shopped for the best food at the best prices — no matter how far I had to travel. I think most people think and operate the same way. Especially if they’re poor — so grocery shopping is their big thing, their Disneyland, their chance to go somewhere.

    And when you have a full allotment of Food Stamps, that puts one equal to anyone else in buying power — because there is (should be) only so much food one can eat — and so if one is maxing out on Food Stamps and also maxing out at the food banks, they’re eating way too much — and as you probably know, obesity is the leading comorbidity of death with the Covid-19 virus.

    Even people living in the worst neighborhoods in the US, know better than to do their grocery shopping at the corner store where they make their money on alcohol and tobacco. You either have to be the laziest person in the world, or the stupidest to do so. And if you are unemployed and poor, you have all the time in the world to learn to shop well and get the best bang for your buck. That’s what they can do — and must, even on a limited budget.

    That won’t guarantee anybody perfect health — but gives them a chance to enter the game, and keep on improving the rest of their life — which obviously, is the new paradigm for health in the 21st century, rather than the old one, of just waiting to die as soon as one retires and can live as irresponsibly as they desire. No, they have to live even more responsibly, and that ensures their health as long as they do so, and when they think it is somebody else’s job to guarantee that for them — then they are not long for this world.

    That’s the way life has always been — people who take responsibility for their own lives do better, than those who depend on demagogues to “guarantee” it for them.

  • In four U.S. state prisons, nearly 3,300 inmates test positive for coronavirus -- 96% without symptoms

    05/01/2020 11:58:08 AM PDT · 17 of 28
    MikeHu to sickoflibs

    We live in a world of germs, bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold, mildew, dust, heat, cold, sunlight. The question is how do we adapt to that environment? — and not that we need to ever protect ourselves from such exposures. That’s not the problem — as 96% of the population prove. The problem is the 4% or less who cannot adapt — and are vulnerable to dying from anything — as the people in acute longterm care centers and nursing homes often are.

    Many are that way because they don’t care for themselves very well — or at all. But before we all get that way, we can do a lot better job of caring for ourselves — and learning to care for ourselves — rather than to have increasing care by professional caregivers, including the health care industry.

    The prison population requires one to maintain some level of being able to look out and care for oneself — because if one doesn’t, nobody else is going to do it for them. The same is also true for the homeless populations. But those receiving 24/7 caregiving, are extremely vulnerable for infections and assaults of any manner. That is what needs to be addressed — and not treating the entire population as though it is equally and randomly vulnerable.

    Epidemiologists should at least be doing that — rather than leading the panic and hysteria, along with the equally gullible media, politicians and philanthropists.

  • Fauci: Second wave of coronavirus 'inevitable'

    04/29/2020 9:43:38 AM PDT · 115 of 126
    MikeHu to SmokingJoe

    At some point, if one diligently follows the doctor’s advice but only keeps getting worse, one has to ask, “Is this guy working for me, or are we working for him?” — and have to find “experts” that actually know what works.

    The people now dying in the longterm care centers and nursing homes, are those adhering to the pre-21st century medical model of maintaining them in their chronic conditions lifelong — rather than actually curing them of anything.

    We need to find those who are actually curing people — rather than just pushing themselves to the front of the trough, and spending their entire careers defending their positions, rather than doing any good, ie. government bureaucrats.

  • Fauci: Second wave of coronavirus 'inevitable'

    04/29/2020 8:04:24 AM PDT · 24 of 126
    MikeHu to yesthatjallen

    LOCK HIM UP!

  • Brit Hume Cites Two Reasons Why The Case For National Lockdown Is Getting ‘Weaker And Weaker’

    04/29/2020 7:59:54 AM PDT · 15 of 46
    MikeHu to Hojczyk

    LOCK THEM UP!

  • The left’s ‘listen to the science’ mantra is growing old. Trump listened and that’s the problem.

    04/29/2020 7:44:34 AM PDT · 25 of 36
    MikeHu to CheshireTheCat

    LOCK THEM UP!

  • Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

    04/28/2020 12:35:13 PM PDT · 68 of 85
    MikeHu to DannyTN

    If you have something better, you don’t need to do both — because the better supersedes the other.

    The surgical mask is actually one of the highest tech accessories one should always have around. Survivalists know that; they know you can live a long time without eating, and even a long time without water, but air is critical to one’s survival. That’s why when you see those guys fighting wildfires, they’d be overcome by the smoke without that filtration — of even a towel.

    The lungs are that critical. First they said that masks don’t work — when it is obvious, it works for many applications besides protecting against viruses. If you work around toxic chemicals, you need to wear a mask. If you work around a lot of dust and debris, you need to wear a mask. Many people around the world wear it because of the air pollution from traffic.

    The surprising thing is that it helps to wear even during exercising — because it acts as a portable air purifier — just like a regular air purifier works. So the rationalization that one is only breathing in bad air trapped under a mask does not hold up. It’s actually filtering the air — and one of the objectives of exercise, is to get as pure air as possible deep into one’s lungs.

    Most people are not aware of how much the air is polluted — because there are many people sharing that air — and it is not automatically cleaned once it gets out into a larger space — but actually lingers, and why we can smell cigarette smoking from quite a distance — or any smoke for that matter.

    Some of the better masks have an extra layer of carbon specifically to eliminate odors. But what really gives them an advantage is the ease of putting them on and off — rather than improvising them from scratch each time. As for there being only a limited supply, it is probably the easiest thing to make — and if a premier productive society cannot produce it as a priority, it deserves to die.

  • Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

    04/28/2020 11:49:37 AM PDT · 52 of 85
    MikeHu to Buckeye McFrog

    The record for spitting a watermelon seed is 75 feet.

    What annoys me about watching televised sports — is how often and vigorously a lot of those guys spit, and when they get knocked out, their mouthpieces go flying so far they can’t find them.