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Posted: Oct 6, 2020 - 9:29pm

Facebook bans QAnon across its platforms
The change is a significant escalation over its previous actions targeting QAnon and one of the broadest rules the social media giant has put in place in its history.
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Posted: Sep 28, 2020 - 10:17am

Does this obsession with off the wall conspiracy theories reflect the quality of American public education?

Asking for a friend.
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Posted: Sep 28, 2020 - 10:16am



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I propagated a conspiracy theory about a decade ago where the smoke detectors all have small cameras in them, but the amount of data that the govt received from all these data sources was so much that no one was paying any attention to it any more.
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Posted: Sep 27, 2020 - 12:31pm

How QAnon Conspiracy Theories Spread in My Colorado Hometown
During the pandemic, some of the people I grew up with got sucked into QAnon and the Q-adjacent “Save the Children” movement.

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Posted: Aug 22, 2020 - 9:04am



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:slowclap: That's really good.
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Posted: Aug 8, 2020 - 4:40pm

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Posted: Jun 30, 2020 - 5:28am

How conspiracy theories emerge—and how their storylines fall apart
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Posted: Jan 30, 2020 - 2:41pm



 kurtster wrote:

Yeah, it only took our government nearly 40 years to admit that it was a real problem and not some wild CT.  You really think that the government did not know what the long term effects would be ?  Do you really think our pilots would have sprayed it on their brothers in arms if they knew what it was all about ?  

Hope you don't believe in flying saucers.  Cuz if you do ...

And past lives ?  Reincarnation ? ... now there is a real CT ...
 
Yeah, I really do, given all the other asshat orders the military follow

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Posted: Jan 30, 2020 - 7:55am

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 kurtster wrote:

Where is the menu for Agent Orange ?  Of course it won't harm humans like our own troops that we sprayed it on ...
 

Oh Look! A Squirrel!
 
Yeah, it only took our government nearly 40 years to admit that it was a real problem and not some wild CT.  You really think that the government did not know what the long term effects would be ?  Do you really think our pilots would have sprayed it on their brothers in arms if they knew what it was all about ?  

Hope you don't believe in flying saucers.  Cuz if you do ...

And past lives ?  Reincarnation ? ... now there is a real CT ...
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Posted: Jan 29, 2020 - 7:53pm



 kurtster wrote:

Where is the menu for Agent Orange ?  Of course it won't harm humans like our own troops that we sprayed it on ...
 

Oh Look! A Squirrel!
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Posted: Jan 28, 2020 - 10:44pm

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Where is the menu for Agent Orange ?  Of course it won't harm humans like our own troops that we sprayed it on ...
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Posted: Jan 28, 2020 - 10:13pm

Alberta Climate Science Denial Group Says It Blamed Bill Gates For Creating the Coronavirus By Accident
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Posted: Dec 22, 2019 - 1:53pm

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Posted: Nov 26, 2019 - 1:08pm

"Well, that’s what the word is"
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Posted: Jul 22, 2019 - 3:55pm

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I'm surprised your friend received such aggressive treatment from Mayo; it's quite unusual and there would have had to be clear evidence the bacteria was found in spinal fluid and had crossed the blood brain barrier.  

Well, it did have a ten year head start...
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Posted: Jul 22, 2019 - 2:56pm



 Lazy8 wrote:

Sorry to take so long getting back to this, busy weekend.

Yes, I think I'm right all the time. So does everybody. But when I argue about something I try to make sure I actually am, especially on topics like this.

If you claim that "The bigger conspiracy is why the CDC denies that chronic infection from Lyme disease, which is estimated to occur with 20%-30% of those infected, exists" Then a link to the CDC acknowledging that chronic Lyme disease (or at least chronic Lyme disease symptoms) exist is a reasonable response. An activist community arguing for a disease mechanism isn't terribly convincing, especially with so many spectacular fails in recent memory. Yes, people are suffering, maybe people you know and love, maybe even you. That doesn't give you better insight into the causes than a doctor who has spent a career studying the disease and its mechanisms.

And yes, I know someone suffering from chronic Lyme. A good friend of mine went ten years with an undiagnosed (and, of course, untreated) case of Lyme. He eventually took a year-long course of intravenous antibiotics from the Mayo clinic—he had so many IVs they surgically implanted a shunt into his arm to avoid irritating the injection site. It didn't kill him but it made him very very sick. He likened it to chemo. Wasn't cheap either.

He's much better now, and I attributed that to the treatment until I read the CDC pages on PTLDS. It sounds like he might have put himself thru all that for nothing.
 

No, I don't think I am right all the time.  By way of example, let me correct my mistake in the above quote.  The bigger problem is why the CDC denies that chronic infection from Lyme disease COULD exist.    The jury is still out...there is no conclusion to draw as to why some patients continue to suffer.  

My own insight is based mostly on those doctors who continue to provide research (see prior links) and treat those patients.  

I'm surprised your friend received such aggressive treatment from Mayo; it's quite unusual and there would have had to be clear evidence the bacteria was found in spinal fluid and had crossed the blood brain barrier.  
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Posted: Jul 22, 2019 - 1:47pm

black321 wrote:
I know you like to think you're right all the time, but this time...

You attempt to counter my argument that the CDC has it wrong with more links, back to the CDC?  Further, the "evidence" against long term treatment with antibiotics quotes studies of 3 months or less? Long term would imply 12 months or more. Yes, IV antibiotics are risky (mainly due to port infections), but oral antibiotics have minimal risk usually limited to mild allergic reactions and c diff (again, if one is mindful of gut health, this risk can be minimized).   Funding levels, given the growing # of endemic areas, has been lacking...maybe $20-$30m last year, though that has been starting to grow.
  
Do you k ow anyone with the disease who suffers?  As for patients asking a doc to do something...I'm not talking about a nervous mother looking for a script because their kid has another ear infection, but patients who are bed ridden, lost jobs, marriages, even their life. Again, the doc and patient should be deciding on the risks, not a  gov bureaucracy. Your comment about finding another doc implies further ignorance on the matter, as that is the overriding issue with people with chronic lyme, or even as you prefer, PTLDS: they cant find effective treatment. If you're honestly interested in this topic, do a little actual research...google even.  Here, found this in about 2 minutes:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6023324/
https://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2019/three-antibiotic-cocktail-clears-persister-lyme-bacteria-in-mouse-study.html
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6287027/
https://www.lymedisease.org/unh-research-confirms-lyme-disease-bacteria-biofilm-in-human-body/

Again, I'm not trying to convince anyone one way or the other about whether its a chronic infection, an autoimmune response, or nonviable artifacts of BB bacteria that the body continues to attack that cause the lingering symptoms...just pointing out the science is far from settled and its foolish to assume otherwise.

ps i'm not interested in the conspiracy nonsense....just trying to help patients.

Sorry to take so long getting back to this, busy weekend.

Yes, I think I'm right all the time. So does everybody. But when I argue about something I try to make sure I actually am, especially on topics like this.

If you claim that "The bigger conspiracy is why the CDC denies that chronic infection from Lyme disease, which is estimated to occur with 20%-30% of those infected, exists" Then a link to the CDC acknowledging that chronic Lyme disease (or at least chronic Lyme disease symptoms) exist is a reasonable response. An activist community arguing for a disease mechanism isn't terribly convincing, especially with so many spectacular fails in recent memory. Yes, people are suffering, maybe people you know and love, maybe even you. That doesn't give you better insight into the causes than a doctor who has spent a career studying the disease and its mechanisms.

And yes, I know someone suffering from chronic Lyme. A good friend of mine went ten years with an undiagnosed (and, of course, untreated) case of Lyme. He eventually took a year-long course of intravenous antibiotics from the Mayo clinic—he had so many IVs they surgically implanted a shunt into his arm to avoid irritating the injection site. It didn't kill him but it made him very very sick. He likened it to chemo. Wasn't cheap either.

He's much better now, and I attributed that to the treatment until I read the CDC pages on PTLDS. It sounds like he might have put himself thru all that for nothing.
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