Doomstead Diner Newz Channels => K-Dog Off Leash Newz => Topic started by: Eddie on April 10, 2020, 04:07:53 PM

Title: K-Dog frivolity.
Post by: Eddie on April 10, 2020, 04:07:53 PM
So how is this going to play out.  Trump wants everyone back to work and America has not had a consistent lock-down to eliminate the infection enough so that it won't immediately come back.

People are under a complete delusion that Trump is doing a good job when he isn't doing anything but making the rich richer than they already are in this.

Are people going to wake up and say WTF or is it going to be more yeah, masks, ventilators, cool we are covered, what are they used for?

We got testing bitches?

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WTF

Reminds me.....Mort Drucker, RIP.

https://nypost.com/2020/04/09/mort-drucker-legendary-mad-magazine-artist-dies-at-91/
Title: Covid Party
Post by: K-Dog on July 15, 2020, 01:21:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/ZlPOaKlJ5ig

I downloaded the video from here:

https://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/i-thought-this-was-a-hoax-patient-in-their-30s-dies-after-attending-covid-party (https://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/i-thought-this-was-a-hoax-patient-in-their-30s-dies-after-attending-covid-party)

I downloaded the video and posted it up to You-Tube.  That is why the views are so low.
Title: Re: Covid Party
Post by: Eddie on July 15, 2020, 01:54:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/ZlPOaKlJ5ig

I downloaded the video from here:

https://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/i-thought-this-was-a-hoax-patient-in-their-30s-dies-after-attending-covid-party (https://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/i-thought-this-was-a-hoax-patient-in-their-30s-dies-after-attending-covid-party)

I downloaded the video and posted it up to You-Tube.  That is why the views are so low.

I once worked in that hospital, as did the missus. I went to school for four years, right across the street.
Title: Re: Covid Party
Post by: Cam on July 15, 2020, 07:37:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/ZlPOaKlJ5ig

I downloaded the video from here:

https://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/i-thought-this-was-a-hoax-patient-in-their-30s-dies-after-attending-covid-party (https://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/i-thought-this-was-a-hoax-patient-in-their-30s-dies-after-attending-covid-party)

I downloaded the video and posted it up to You-Tube.  That is why the views are so low.

My friend just told me about this tonight...I thought it was some dumb fake facebook thing or something. "They can't be THAT dumb" I thought. Jeez louise.
Title: Re: K-Dog frivolity.
Post by: Phil Rumpole on July 15, 2020, 07:54:10 PM
If you are at point of death from Covid19, you are probably in a coma and or on a ventilator, unable to speak. I know she means well discouraging people exposing themselves, but she would do better to point out things like cases of lasting damage or lasting sickness in younger cohort.
Title: Re: Covid Party
Post by: K-Dog on July 15, 2020, 08:46:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/ZlPOaKlJ5ig

I downloaded the video from here:

https://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/i-thought-this-was-a-hoax-patient-in-their-30s-dies-after-attending-covid-party (https://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/i-thought-this-was-a-hoax-patient-in-their-30s-dies-after-attending-covid-party)

I downloaded the video and posted it up to You-Tube.  That is why the views are so low.

My friend just told me about this tonight...I thought it was some dumb fake facebook thing or something. "They can't be THAT dumb" I thought. Jeez louise.

That is why I posted it.  People really can be this dumb.  It is hard to believe, I know.  The knowledge is tempering my metal.  The only way I want to suffer fools is if they keep their mouths shut and stay away from sharp objects.  The bottom of the barrel takes too many of the almost innocent with them in their escapades.
Title: Small World
Post by: K-Dog on July 15, 2020, 09:26:19 PM
https://www.q13fox.com/news/two-killed-in-south-seattle-safeway-parking-lot-shooting (https://www.q13fox.com/news/two-killed-in-south-seattle-safeway-parking-lot-shooting)

I took RE to this Safeway in Seattle when he came to Seattle about a year ago.
Title: Re: K-Dog frivolity.
Post by: K-Dog on July 15, 2020, 10:14:58 PM
If you are at point of death from Covid19, you are probably in a coma and or on a ventilator, unable to speak. I know she means well discouraging people exposing themselves, but she would do better to point out things like cases of lasting damage or lasting sickness in younger cohort.
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Title: K-Dog frivolity.
Post by: K-Dog on July 27, 2020, 11:55:51 PM
Sheepish St Bernard dog rescued from English mountain

https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2020/07/28/sheepish-st-bernard-dog-rescued-from-english-mountain.html (https://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2020/07/28/sheepish-st-bernard-dog-rescued-from-english-mountain.html)

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A handout picture released by Wasdale Moutain Rescue on July 26, 2020 shows volunteers carrying Daisy, a 55 kg St Bernard dog down from Scafell pike, one of England's highest peaks near Grasmere in northwest England. (AFP/Handout/Wasdale Mountain Rescue )

Sixteen rescuers were called out to save a St Bernard dog stranded on an English mountain, in an embarrassing episode for the member of a breed more famed for rescuing stricken humans from the icy dangers of the high Alps.

The pooch named Daisy collapsed while descending from the summit of Scafell Pike in northwest England with her owners, Wasdale Mountain Rescue team according to a statement on their website Sunday.

After showing signs of pain in her legs, she sat down and refused to get up, it said, and with nightfall fast approaching, local police called in the rescuers for help.

Upon reaching the stricken pooch, the team "carefully introduced themselves to Daisy... and with the help of a treat or two members were able to assess her condition and administer analgesia for the pain."

Maneuvering the 55-kilogram dog onto a stretcher in order to carry her off the hill required "plenty" of treats, they added.

Read also: A dog's life: Scientists find new formula for canine age

"From there on, apart from the odd little adjustment, the evacuation was found to be not that much different to a normal adult evacuation."

Video from the five-hour evacuation showed the team fording a river and hauling the stretcher over a fence.

After the team reached the bottom of the hill, a relieved Daisy got back on her feet and even managed a slight, sheepish wag of her tail.

"She apparently feels a bit guilty and slightly embarrassed about letting down the image of her cousins bouncing across the Alpine snows," the rescuers said.

First bred as pathfinders and rescue dogs by monks living in the St Bernard Pass between Switzerland and Italy, St Bernard dogs have been credited with rescuing hundreds of people over the centuries.
Title: Would you like some pepper on your fried possum?
Post by: K-Dog on August 22, 2020, 10:50:59 AM
Younger generation fail to notice environmental decline due to generational amnesia risking conservation longevity
21 August 2020

https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/younger-generation-fail-to-notice-environmental-decline-due-to-generational-amnesia-risking-conservation-longevity/ (https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/younger-generation-fail-to-notice-environmental-decline-due-to-generational-amnesia-risking-conservation-longevity/)

By Emilie Aimé


Young people are not as aware of environmental changes compared to the older generation, according to a new report published in People and Nature, by Royal Holloway, University of London and international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society London) due to a phenomenon known as Shifting Baseline Syndrome (SBS).


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A murmuration of starlings, once a common sight but unfortunately increasingly rare as their numbers in England alone declined by 87% between 1967 and 2015. Photo credit: © Daniel Biber, Germany, Shortlist, Professional, Natural World & Wildlife, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

The UK-based paper showcases a reduced awareness of issues such as the decline in bird biodiversity and abundance within their area compared to several years ago – meaning vital naturalist knowledge is being lost over generations without people noticing.

This worrying gap in knowledge and perception surrounding environmental data and conservation needs between the older and younger generation could hinder efforts to emphasise the urgent need for conservation action for declining species.

SBS describes a persistent downgrading of perceived ‘normal’ environmental conditions with every new generation, leading to under-estimation of the true magnitude of long-term environmental change on a global scale.

The presence of SBS could impact the validity of traditional and local ecological knowledge and participatory techniques as well as conservation target-setting. However, despite increasing recognition, there has been little empirical evidence for SBS, until now.

The study used large-scale online questionnaires to collect public perceptions of long-term biological change regarding ten UK garden bird species, such as Goldfinch, Blue Tit and House Sparrow, as well as demographic information and measures of knowledge and experience of the local environment.

A paired data approach compared social perceptions to a large-scale longitudinal biological dataset provided by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). Using information theoretic and model selection techniques, the authors estimated the relative importance of multiple demographic, social and psychological predictors of SBS.

This provided a comprehensive framework for exploring and a proving actual evidence of SBS and its impacts on perceptions of conservation need for species in decline.

Lead author and PhD student, Lizzie Jones from Royal Holloway’s Department of Biological Sciences and ZSL’s Institute of Zoology, said: “There needs to be more intergenerational communication about the environment and conservation issues. People tend to compare current ecological conditions to reference points set within their own experience, forgetting or ignoring valuable historical information.

“This research supports the need to encourage greater intergenerational communication and increase experience of local nature. Knowledge of past environments is critical to evaluate current conditions, comprehend change and set effective conservation targets for the future.

“Discovering evidence of SBS in public perceptions of animal and bird species experienced within everyday life demonstrates that this is a pervasive social issue, not only in niche contexts such as fisheries, but in public perceptions of local nature.”

There is a wealth of experimental evidence recording people’s long-term impacts on the natural environment, from species extinctions and habitat loss to climate change. However, conservation baselines are often formed using more recent information.

By focussing on more recent timescales, we at more at risk of losing perspective on the true magnitude of long-term environmental change, as historical environmental information is lost over time and people do not notice.

Read the open access article here: Jones, LP, Turvey, ST, Massimino, D, Papworth, SK. Investigating the implications of shifting baseline syndrome on conservation. People Nat. 2020; 00: 1– 14. https://doi.org/10.1002/pan3.10140 (https://doi.org/10.1002/pan3.10140)
Media contact:Samantha.daynes@royalholloway.ac.uk

generational amnesia  Shifting Baseline Syndrome (SBS)