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  1. Pride is universal in the wretched human condition, and pride DEMANDS us to think we know it all, whether we bow down to pride and worship it is another thing.
  2. "In every country and in every age the priest has been hostile to liberty; he is always in allegiance to the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection of his own." ~ thomas jefferson It's unfortunate that Jefferson seems to have exposure only to priests of religions outside of the true religion. James 1:27 King James Version (KJV) 27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
  3. Excellent, SJ. Pure science necessitates a mind that considers all possibilities .. which is why science progresses so slowly if at all. Our pride wants us to think we KNOW IT ALL.
  4. Another fine example of the insanity of the English language: Susurrous derives from the Latin noun susurrus, meaning "a hum" or "a whisper," and may be a distant relative of swarm (think of the collective hum of a beehive). Susurrus is itself an English noun with the meaning "a whispering or rustling sound" (Stephen King provides us with the example of "a violent susurrus of air"). Both the noun and the adjective (note that the two are spelled differently) are products of the 19th century, but they were preceded by the noun susurration, which in the 15th century originally meant "malicious whispering or rumor." Today susurrous is used to describe any kind of sound that resembles a whisper: a light breeze through a tree, perhaps, or the murmurs of intrigued theatergoers. We see that the peaceful and soothing whisper of a light breeze through a tree has the same word as malicious whispering. How is anyone supposed to grow up sane with such a language? But in an imperialist nation sane people are not wanted because they resist things like murderous wars intended to enlarge the borders of the wealthy. 'Drive them crazy and put a gun in their hand.'
  5. Yes, same word opposite meaning is as common as mental illness, and that is so common as to be normal. Canada is far too multicultural for words to have a 'Canadian' meaning, British will bring their flavour, Polish theirs, a thousand races, ethnic groups, subsets, etc. Newfoundlanders used to have an English almost impossible to understand and they were divided into hundreds of dialects. Words probably vary greatly in meaning according to class in Britain. In my lower income caucasian, 'the boys sniggered behind the girls' outhouse' brings out some meaning. Lucifer this is very interesting .. Isaiah 14:12 is the only reference in the bible according to Strong's Concordance .. from the Hebrew word 1966 heylel sense of brightness, from Hebrew word 1984 halal (to be clear originally of sound then colour, to shine, make a boast, rave. Strong (or a later editor) made an obvious error likening Lucifier to the morning star because Revelation 22:15 quotes Jesus, "... I am the root and offspring of David, the bright and morning star." Perhaps this contributed to the murderer's madness in his pet project. Latin name for Venus as Lucifer? I did a quick search, and found a reference of that effect, but no dates. Was this another attempt to confuse between good and evil? I fail to understand how anyone with a clear mind who has seen Venus as the morning star (planet of course needs not to be said but ... ) can deny it's singular beauty and specific 'voice' calling to truth and beauty, honesty and goodness. The shine of gold can blind the mind to beauty, though, and twist light into darkness. And thank you for the link, very interesting, and a fine discourse on the confusion of tongues.
  6. I have read that a prominent contributor to one of the English language's major British dictionaries was a lunatic in an asylum, the details escape me at the moment (old age working) but I totally believe it .. the same word having opposite meanings for instance .. laughter an expression of joy and appreciation .. snigger an insulting demeaning obsenity .. many words are as opposed .. same with spelling .. I blame the English language on a lot of the Schitzophrenia in English language societies .. and it's no wonder English is the language of Babylon the modern day new world business/military order (the mouth of the Lion .. the Lion being Britain.) One British dictionary has Venus as Lucifer .. while the bible and most dictionaries have Venus as the bright and morning star which the bible calls Jesus. English is my only language, but I doubt if any other language is as murderous. You may not enjoy my post if you're British .. I'm Canadian .. getting the worst of the U.S. English and British English too.
  7. You believe in your modernist corrupted dictionary and I'll believe in laughter.
  8. At the end of this post is an example of paralysis in 8 of 11 cases of spinal mould infection. Your citation showing the rates by week, to me, confirmed the involvement of AC, with cases later than September probably caused by contagion or mould in forced air heating systems. Another thing about 2014 .. 24 of the cases were in California with the next highest state having 10, and other states having four or less down to 0. 2014 California had its hottest year on record to that date, .. so AC would have been used more than normal. I'm moving my opinion towards mould in car AC rather than virus as the major cause. It may be that virus may cause the initial upper respiratory tract infection, opening the way for mould to become established. "Mold is also known to cause asthma and life-threatening primary and secondary infections in immune-compromised patients that have been exposed. Toxic moldexposure has also been linked to more serious, long-term effects like memory loss, insomnia, anxiety, depression, confusion, trouble concentrating, and confusion." "Exposure to mold's toxins and structural proteins may trigger an immune response in the brain. The findings, Harding says, may help explain some of the conditions that people living in moldy buildings complain about, such as anxiety and cognitive problems. ... Mold chemical linked to movement disorder." Here is the example of mould in the spine causing paralysis in 8 of 11 cases: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11315785
  9. Thanks Charon. I have the CDC graphs at https://www.cdc.gov/acute-flaccid-myelitis/afm-cases.html In looking at these I'm reminded that AC months of (sometimes June) July and August in Canada are Greatly extended in the U.S. Partial year 2014: begins August and Sept with 74 cases, then 51 cases Oct Nov Dec. 2015: 20 cases, 6 until end of May, 6 till end of Sept, 8 following. 2016: Jan Feb Mar Ap May 11 cases, June July Aug Sept 100 cases, Oct Nov Dec 39 cases. 2017: 26 cases 10 of them June July Aug Sept. 2018: 7 cases until end of May, then 68 cases June July Aug Sept, then drops to 6 in October. More cases being investigated. The alternate peak years so far are said to have no explanation, and the U.S. is said to be unique that way in the world. It seems obvious to me that the extended AC season in the U.S. will easily account for most of the cases. I don't know where you are located, Charon, but I hope that doesn't reduce your idea of the length of AC season in the U.S. As I said earlier, viruses are reported to do well in colder air, and with AC it is in the colder air in the upper respiratory system of the child that the disease strikes first. CDC literature specifically mentions moulds as a possible environmental factor, and AC systems are generally full of moulds. Thanks for prompting me to further research .. everything I look at strengthens my convictions.
  10. Thanks for the suggestion to look at it by the week. In case I miss what you're looking at can you send me the url? I'll say that 2014 was the first year of reporting that I can find. I was looking at CDC graphs for that year, 2016 and this year to come to my estimate. I hope you can go through the points I made, the more I look at this, the more I learn about viruses (thrive in colder air for instance) the stronger my conclusion is that it's infected AC and particularly auto AC that is the main problem. I hope you'll find the time to go through my expansions of your comments. Like the 70million kids in car AC I cut down to an estimate of about 5million who MIGHT be exposed to the right conditions. You may not agreed with much of what I say, but I hope you'll go through what I wrote.
  11. I'm not sure what you mean SJ, my smiley face guy was hiding because those who came for Galileo might be at my door .. not suggesting you or anyone .. just a little joke .. feeling Galileo's consternation.
  12. Please see my interjections in your post. Thanks Ghideon .. your information on temperatures and mist is valuable and answered one question I had .. that of 'could showers for children have a part of Acute Flaccid Myelitis's upper respiratory infection.' AFM appears at this point to have a strong viral involvement rather than bacteria which is involved in Legionnaires, and viruses are said to do better at the low termperatures induced by AC than by warmer or hot temps. The low temps of AC could easily account for the virus attacking the upper respiratory system rather than the lower, warmer lungs. I'll more closely examine which part of the respiratory system Legionnaires attacks, but at this point I get the picture of it being in the lower lung, pneumonia like. Legionnaires and AFM do not seem related other than the potential for AC to be a/the cause in both. AFM is spreading rapidly, it's in Europe, I don't know if it's in Sweden, but it's something to watch out for. No cases were officially reported in Canada until this year, and we have over 45 this first official year of reporting. In the U.S. it spread from west coast to east coast in five years or under. Here's more support for the AC theory, if I can call it that without raising eyebrows. Thanks Ghideon .. your information on temperatures and mist is valuable and answered one question I had .. that of 'could showers for children have a part of Acute Flaccid Myelitis's upper respiratory infection.' AFM appears at this point to have a strong viral involvement rather than bacteria which is involved in Legionnaires, and viruses are said to do better at the low temperatures induced by AC than by warmer or hot temps. The low temps of AC could easily account for the virus attacking the upper respiratory system (first illness involved with AFM) rather than the lower, warmer lungs.
  13. Aristarchus KNEW the earth revolved around the sun. That is not philosophy in the broadest sense that is specific scientific knowledge. Neither did I use analogy or simile, dank cells and hangings were often the ends for true scientists, and please don't confuse the established state religions with Christianity here. Modern examples involving someone else claiming the work are found by the curious, most often in our era a man claims the woman's discovery. What are you going to be left with, Beecee, if Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and Black Holes are 'discovered' to be false? They ARE only theories, after all. Nevertheless, I am counting on scientific advances to confirm certain ancient knowledge, like the water beyond the furthest galaxies, for instance, but as that is written of in a book considered off limits to most science forums I won't mention it here. "Troll" : A typical internet insult and accusation towards a person with beliefs differing from another person's. Often the accused is too considerate and polite to respond with similar insult .. but that is not necessary, as most people on the internet are familiar with the personality of the person hurling the insults. "Where is the evidence for your underlined words?" : A request made most often by those who fail most often to provide evidence for their own statements, underlined or not.
  14. I thought the CDC graph I looked at showed 2014 as being the first year of study, with 150 cases in 2016 and going into 150 cases in 2018. (Alternate year peaks said to be a peculiarity with no known reason distinct to the U.S. compared to the world .. could those be hot years on a climate graph?) 120 cases is a LOT if 90% of them sit in the back seat of cars .. or it 70% of them have dogs in the same back seat. Certainly almost 100% will have and use AC if they have cars. Susceptibility .. Are the children susceptible, or are the conditions ripe for those children? How much exposure to the infectious agents time does the child get through sitting in the car? How much time do they spend in a daycare with AC? How many hours a day are they in an AC environment? How much outdoor air do they get? Are the parents smokers? I sure wish I could question each parent. With lifelong paralysis possible, we need to do what we can. If you have any suggestions I could use for research please let me know.
  15. If Aristarchus had not been exiled mankind might have been on the moon 1,000 years ago. Scientific truth may advance, but the weight of Consensus most often banishes it to a dank cell until those holding the consensus can understand what the person in the dank cell has discovered.
  16. Wow .. thank you Charon .. an excellent post, the kind I was hoping for, I think you could be very helpful in slowing this disease. However: AFM is NOT a rare disease, publicity says 'don't be afraid it's one in a million' but real statistics involving number of children under 17 put the U.S. number into the 1/150,000 range, closer to 1/100.000 in Canada. Geographic differences: as you undoubtedly know, humidity is a factor in bacterial, mould and viral infections. Arizona, New Mexico and the greater part of Texas which have low rates are dry; California is high and its coast is wet. It would be interesting to compare interior and coastal cases in California, I suspect a difference would show, but lack of difference could be explained by frequent trips to the ocean by dwellers in the dryer interior. Car interiors in a dry area will be dryer and far less infected. If we look at education and income levels how does California compare with Pennsylvania and Virginia where per capita rates are similar? Would newer, less infected and more frequently cleaned ACs in cars and homes be located in California or Virginia and Pennsylvania? I've traveled in my camper across the U.S. two recent winters for about 10 months in the U.S. and from what I saw I believe old and dirty ACs will be found far less in California. Incidences DO spike very high in late summer, supporting my car AC cause, it's just that that the September spike is much higher probably due to return to school combined with the 2 week incubation of enteroviruses epidemiologically associated with AFM, August infections often showing in September. Yes, incidences continue past September as into December and probably beyond, but by far the highest peak is September, and both of us seem to suspect the back to school cause, with greatly decreased numbers following. It would be interesting to chart climate with cases .. I am sure we would see case numbers follow closely the temperature line south after September, with air conditioning being used less. I think we can account for far lower but still substantial numbers in October and November to the car interior not drying out because of dogs in the back seat, the vehicles will stay damp and hosting infections. I think my oldest daughter is a typical modern middle class dog owner, the dog is clean and healthy but enjoys the water during walks, the car often used to take the dog to dog parks besides water bodies. I'm not saying enterovirus is the only cause, I strongly suspect moulds too. Yes enteroviruses appear year round, but conditions for their accumulation in environments are riper in the peak months of August and September. I'm not saying car AC is the only cause, but a major cause. In Canada, with its higher per capita rate, home central heating sytsems infected with mould are often fired up in September. I hope you and I especially can continue our exchanges .. I don't have the skills and resources to easily graph how rates could follow temperature declines. Perhaps you do, or perhaps someone you know could. I'm friends with with a Public Health officer in my town, I hope he can find data.
  17. Is alcohol a drug? The controversy rages on in moderation.
  18. Thousands of years of scientific evidence proves beyond a doubt that the term 'scientific truth' is at such severe odds with itself that it defeats itself at every new and conclusive discovery. In fact, 'scientific truth' may be the origin of the word, 'sleuth:' to take the scent of and then run headlongingly excited and baying like a hound straight into a large Oak. Derived somewhat from the olde Englitchgermanormandutchviking languatch.
  19. Good post, Mack, thanks, any information and suggestion is going to help. Even showers in the home can carry dangerous mists, hot tubs can be like going to the tropics and swimming in stagnant water, etc.
  20. Personality change can be difficult .. I long for absence from fear, yet in the very few times I've experienced it I wondered instantly if fear wasn't a good thing to keep me from doing stupid things, so quickly abandoned absence from fear. Those absences happened suddenly .. I hope a gradual release from fear will be easier to accept. I've found direct and remarkably helpful advice on the internet and in books. I survived cancer without treatment after refusing treatment suggested by two urologists neither of who warned me of potential side effects, but the Canadian Cancer society told me the surgery (TURPS) could have spread the cancer. That was 225 years ago I have no cancer today with no medical treatment. Internet information on Plantars Fasciitis and Bone Spurs saved me a $400 shoe insert plus a lot of suffering on a useless foot cushioning device because two doctors said I had Plantars and no x-ray was necessary, but I finally INSISTED insisted on an xray that showed a Bone Spur .. treatment for each was different and had I followed the doctors' advice I could have aggravated the Bone Spur and caused it to grow. Both doctors seemed to gauge their opinion merely on my age, 70, not on my general health and physical activity, hiking, canoeing, camping, etc. I looked at the xray, the location of the spur, made my own shoe insert, walked mostly on the front of my foot for six weeks, and am spur and pain free. The internet has much top notch professional information.
  21. Autism is so serious and epidemic that ANY thought to its cause is valuable even if only for the fact that it stimulates discussion and raises possibilities.
  22. Anger is as natural as sexual impulses or desire for food .. we have to suppress them or we're in a lot of trouble. But there are also good uses for those things . . venting, making the wife/husband/self happy, staying healthy physically. Expressing anger without being stupid and damaging a relationship permanently or getting jailed is acceptable for most people .. unfortunately it's not what is advertised in super hero comics as the ideal.
  23. Such a LUCKY person!!!! Maybe they haven't discovered the 'notify me of replies' button yet. A snigger is not a laugh. But maybe I missed a post where the laugher admitted it was not a laugh but was a snigger.
  24. A good conscience as a substitute for drugs? A good moral life? Forgiveness of others and of your self? Good diet? Temperance in alcohol? Acceptance of life as it is this moment and not what we think it should be (while trying to improve our own life and others' lives also of course.) Before intense chemical therapy and radiation for cancer it was treated with psychology for emotional disturbances.
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