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Medicine & Health / Re: Killer Superbugs!
« Last post by RE on Today at 08:27:25 PM »
What fuckin' salary?

I don't get no stinkin' salary. I dream of a salary. People on salary get a pension and paid vacation. I work or I don't make a dime. I get what's left after every vendor and employee and my spendthrift Uncle Sam take theirs off the top.

No Privately run medial offices.  100% Socialized, all medical personnel employees of the state like Teachers.

Medicine & Health / Re: Killer Superbugs!
« Last post by RE on Today at 08:25:16 PM »
You really want your Doctor, Dentist, Nurse,  Social Worker and Physical Therapist providing services based on the lowest acceptable bid?

No, I want it paid as a Goobermint Job in a fixed payer sociaized medical system.  Top of the scale for full 4 year accredted post-graduate study with 10 yera experience.  Pubic record of success and failure rate in their treatment plans.

Surly Newz / Re: The Alternet Thread
« Last post by Eddie on Today at 06:48:00 PM »
I was reading the article about the tortilla and beans Republican from Dallas who wants to impeach Trump. Probably not a good political move on his part, but just goes to show the kind of weirdness we got goin' on here in the Lone Star State. He knew as a child that Ronald Reagan was a Good Man (can I hear a hallelujah?).

But I wanted to say that site seemed to make my computer freeze and I had to do a hard reboot. Just reporting.

Science, Inventions & Techology / Re: Official EV Carz Thread
« Last post by Eddie on Today at 05:56:17 PM »
Listen to this guy talk about his late model Volt. I would agree that it's an excellent car, and more affordable than just about any car you could buy (given the fact that you use almost no gas). I have had mine for two weeks and have used less than three quarters of a tank (Which is only 8.9 US gallons).

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Surly Newz / Re: The Alternet Thread
« Last post by Surly1 on Today at 05:45:24 PM »

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Medicine & Health / Re: Killer Superbugs!
« Last post by Surly1 on Today at 05:31:13 PM »
   Why is the United States responsible for the health of the rest of the world? Let Bill fucking Gates take care of Africa! Let China take care of China and South East Asia. Let fucking George Soros spend his ill gotten gains on health care for Muslim migrants that he wants to make Europe pay for. Get my point yet?

Bll Gtes should spend his money first on improving HC and Medicare, Funding Single Payer, and slashing bloated salaries for Doctors, Dentists, Nurses Social Workers and Physical Therapists, and firing all Insurance Conpany and Medical Administrators.


Of all you list, you mention the health care professionals. You really want your Doctor, Dentist, Nurse,  Social Worker and Physical Therapist providing services based on the lowest acceptable bid?

You don't like what the health care system has become and neither do I. Blame Nixon and Henry Fucking Kaiser.
Medicine & Health / Re: Killer Superbugs!
« Last post by Eddie on Today at 05:30:00 PM »
What fuckin' salary?

I don't get no stinkin' salary. I dream of a salary. People on salary get a pension and paid vacation. I work or I don't make a dime. I get what's left after every vendor and employee and my spendthrift Uncle Sam take theirs off the top.

Bill Gates is a corporate greedhead with too much money. What did he really do? He wrote DOS, and then used his money to bankrupt his competition.

How did he get to be in charge of saving the planet? Fine job he did with the Seed Vaulttm.

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Surly Newz / Shroud of Turin Is a Fake, Bloodstains Suggest
« Last post by Surly1 on Today at 05:22:45 PM »
Shroud of Turin Is a Fake, Bloodstains Suggest--

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Shroud of Turin Is a Fake, Bloodstains Suggest
The Shroud of Turin is believed by some to be the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth. Currently, the cloth is on display at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, Italy.
Credit: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty images

The Shroud of Turin is said by some to be the burial cloth of Jesus and by others a medieval forgery. Now, a new study using modern forensic techniques suggests the bloodstains on the shroud are completely unrealistic, supporting arguments that it is a fake.

The Shroud of Turin is an ancient linen cloth about 15 feet long by 4 feet wide (4.4 by 1.1 meters) that bears the image of what appears to be a crucified man's body. On display at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, Italy, it is one of many shrouds claimed over the centuries to be the one true burial cloth of Jesus.

But in 1988, scientists carbon-dated the shroud's origins to between A.D. 1260 and 1390, supporting claims that it is merely a hoax, as Jesus' lifeis thought to have come to an end in A.D. 33. Still, whether or not the shroud is a fake is still a hotly debated question. [Religious Mysteries: 8 Alleged Relics of Jesus]

To help shed light on this controversy, researchers strove to use modern forensic techniques on the shroud. They focused on the bloodstains from the supposed crucifixion wounds on the linen, aiming to reconstruct the most likely position of the arms and body within the shroud.

The scientists applied blood — both human and synthetic — onto a live volunteer to see how blood would run in rivulets down his skin as he lay with his arms and body in various positions. Furthermore, Jesus was supposedly stabbed in the side with the Holy Spear as he hung on the cross, according to the Gospel of St. John. As such, to mimic a spear wound, the researchers stuck a sponge on a wooden plank, soaked the sponge with synthetic blood and jabbed this fake spear into the side of a mannequin to see how the blood ran down the body. They finally compared all these bloodstain patterns with ones seen on the shroud.

They found that if one examined all the bloodstains on the shroud together, "you realize these cannot be real bloodstains from a person who was crucified and then put into a grave, but actually handmade by the artist that created the shroud,"study lead author Matteo Borrini, a forensic anthropologist at Liverpool John Moores University in England, told Live Science.

For instance, two short rivulets of the blood on the back of the left hand of the shroud are only consistent with a person standing with their arms held at a 45-degree angle. In contrast, the forearm bloodstains found on the shroud match a person standing with their arms held nearly vertically. A person couldn't be in these two positions at once.

The scientists did find that the bloodstains on the front of the chest did match those from a spear wound. However, the stains on the lower back — which supposedly came from the spear wound while the body was positioned on its back — were completely unrealistic, they said.

"If you look at the bloodstains as a whole, just as you would when working at a crime scene, you realize they contradict each other," Borrini said. "That points to the artificial origin of these stains."

All in all, this research shows "how we can apply forensic techniques not only to new forensic cases, but also to ancient mysteries," Borrini said.

The scientists detailed their findings online July 10 in the Journal of Forensic Sciences.

Originally published on Live Science.

Surly Newz / Re: The Surlynewz Channel
« Last post by azozeo on Today at 05:00:06 PM »
China's a powder-keg that's ready to POP !
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