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March 20, 2019

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Art in Newport

Reasonably near the top?

Threadkiller

I find positive things to be a plus.

Jane

I'm planning to win $335, 999,999 today. So be nice to me.

The Infamous Ignatz

Where is it nice guys finish again?

henry

Orange Man Mean.

henry

I just put the Conan DVD in as an antidote to all the soy quoted by TM.

Captain Hate

Johnny Isakson has a Conservative Review rating of 31%.

Fuck off, Johnny. Way to get a CNN audience.

henry

Some March Madness players go to classes.

https://twitter.com/yale_basketball/status/1108487494998388739?s=21

Extraneus

The Brooks piece about Cory Booker is titled "Do Democrats want the fist or the open hand?"

Er.

henry

As long as taxpayers fund the lube Ext, I don’t think they care.

Tom R

Does anyone know why these nutjobs are waving their arms around?

https://twitter.com/heckyessica/status/1108441928251650051?s=21

henry

Inflatable flailing armed tube people left them used cars and never returned, now they want more used cars?

henry

Cargo cult for this group:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6GznhT__PXs

Beasts of England

Maybe the dems want to smell the glove?

henry

Big bottom Hillary’s got em...

JM Hanes

Having gone to the trouble of writing this up and getting willowed, I'm bringing this post forward. One could make a case for it being on topic where positive thinking is concerned.


henry:

Here's the article that is the subject of the tweet you linked: Harvard researchers say certain ADHD medications may increase risk of psychosis you linked. I note that three paragraphs iater, we learn "the risk is low," but never mind.

"There is not a lot of research comparing the safety profiles of amphetamines [Adderall] and methylphenidate [Ritalin], despite increasing use of these medications," Moran said in a statement….

Researchers analyzed 221,816 patients with ADHD between Jan. 1, 2004, and Sept. 30, 2015. One out of every 486 patients taking amphetamines later required treatment for psychosis, while patients on methylphenidate had a risk of 1 in 1,046. Overall, about 1 in 660 patients reported new-onset psychosis and were prescribed an antipsychotic medication.

I certainly think it's important to take a thorough look at the safety profiles of medications that are prescribed to children, (especially when we're talking about drugs which target the central nervous system) but I'm not surprised that a modest percentage have adverse reactions. The article doesn't mention how long it took for such psychoses to develop, but choosing the right drug, and establishing the effective dosage, which is key, can vary from person to person, and still requires a bit of careful trial and error. That took awhile in my case. Contra the study odds, I couldn't tolerate Ritalin, which made me want to jump out of my skin. Like rse, that's just the tip of an iceberg of medications which do precisely the opposite of what's expected for me. Almost every drug has outliers of some sort. I ended up taking Adderall, in a fairly high dosage, and it has made an enormous difference in my life.

Two researchers published in the JAMA Network Open this past August said that in a 20-year period they "found a significant increase in the prevalence of diagnosed ADHD."

When they say diagnosed, I presume they mean diagnosed by a qualified psychiatrist, not by teachers frustrated with increasingly restless students or parents who want to give their kids a leg up. I think that kind of thing is a scandal which has unfortunately led a lot of people to dismiss the whole idea of ADD/ADHD outright -- much to the misfortune of those who remain untreated as a result. I expect the numbers have been inflated by such cases, but I'm not surprised at the upward trajectory.

The diagnostic parameters are still being refined -- it's never been just a matter of short attention spans. It took a long time for anyone to figure out that ADD affected girls as well as boys, because they were far less likely to exhibit the hyperactivity that typically made it so much more noticeable in boys. It took longer to discover that the condition persisted into adulthood, as it was commonly assumed to "wear off" post-puberty. It was, again, the hyperactive component that became less obvious. Adulthood had little effect on the mental obstacles. The understanding that adult women could also be effected was only coming about around the beginning of the 20 year time period of the study in question. Considering how many people were never even considered candidates for the "disorder," I think the numbers were bound to rise.

I put quotes around disorder, because there are some really terrific things that go along with being ADD too. But that's another story.

MissMarple2

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-24/former-secret-service-agent-threatens-reveal-new-details-about-clinton-epstein-conne

It's Dan Bongino, who has a weekday podcast on YouTube. I will have to make sure I listen to it tonight.

henry

JMH, well stated (as usual). My concern is the excess power of school authorities to drug children in the absence of qualified medical help. Plus the untested downstream impact of doing so. All to make them conform to the “new model human” rse notes. Plus the increase in “diagnoses” absent medical help.

In the elementary school I went to, they had a “coat room” in the back of the classrooms, basically a partition with coat hooks on either side. My friends and I would sneak back there when class got dull and play hockey with a puck we made of glue. Fortunately the teachers I had were all elderly women who started in the one room schoolhouse in the district. So as long as we missed nothing important it was cool.

By the time my youngest brother went there, the teachers I had were retired, and new dimwits were in place. By security nd grade, my brother was more practical and mature than the teacher. Fortunately for him the same Principal was at the school, so he could go there and turn her in when she lost it. My fear is any modern student like either of us would be drugged into zombies under the current regime.

henry

second grade

GUS

I'm pretty sure Cory Booker wants THE FIST.

IYKWIM.

The Infamous Ignatz

Man those two at TomR's link are from Pluto.
If that was not filmed during a 5150 hold at a "facility" somebody needs to send the dudes with the nets.

MJW

I agree. MJW, can you copy and paste the URL that the 999 takes you to when it works?

For the previous thread,

https://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2019/03/monday-evening/comments//#comments

showed up in the address bar.

However, now when I do exactly the same thing I did before, on the same thread, it takes me to the first page. As I mentioned, I tried it about half a dozen times, and it always worked, so I have no idea why it doesn't now.

Extraneus

Kentucky governor admits to intentionally infecting his kids with chickenpox

“They got the chickenpox on purpose because we found a neighbor that had it and I went and made sure every one of my kids was exposed to it, and they got it,” Bevin said, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

“They had it as children. They were miserable for a few days, and they all turned out fine.”

The Republican governor and his wife, Glenna, have nine children, aged 5 to 16, according to his campaign website.

Their eldest child, Brittiney Bevin, died in a 2003 car crash at age 17.

Bevin’s Tuesday revelation came amid mounting controversy over routine vaccinations against childhood diseases that led to a US Senate committee hearing earlier this month — and just days after a recent chickenpox outbreak at a Catholic school in Walton, Kentucky.

During his radio appearance, Bevin said he opposed mandatory vaccinations of kids, saying, “If you are worried about your child getting chickenpox or whatever else, vaccinate your child.”

“But for some people, and for some parents, for some reason they choose otherwise,” he said.

“This is America. The federal government should not be forcing this upon people. They just shouldn’t.”

The Infamous Ignatz

On a related note was it here that someone linked the Lancet study on pot smoking and psychosis?
Like a 3 to 4 fold increase in a risk of psychosis from frequent use.
With the burgeoning, government sponsored pot industry and increasing THC levels, go long booby hatches.

henry

Ext, my brothers did this with all my nieces. Not sure if a vaccine was available at the time. (Neither brother is anti-vax)

GUS

the BLACK ALBUM.

Hey little girl, it's a great big world, but there's only one of me.

James D.

At the MCI Center... uh...Verizon Center...uh, I mean Capital One Arena for Caps vs Lightning. Hopefully a preview of the playoffs come late May.

Extraneus

That link goes to the first page, too. Weird.

And it's not the URL you get when you first go to the first page, which looks more like this (notice the ".html"):

https://justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2019/03/monday-evening.html

Jack is Back!

JamesD,

I am there with you. Go Caps!

JM Hanes

henry,

I agree with your concerns, and I fear it's going to get worse as schools increasingly eliminate any kind of hard play at recess, if not eliminating recess completely, and phasing out art classes and their ilk, which give kids a chance to move around and make something physically. I don't think parents help by scheduling every minute of their children's time, which frequently means they are always being socialized in groups, with very little independent time at all.


Extraneus:

I don't think there is a vaccine against chicken pox, is there? I know I exposed my children, so they could get it while they were young and not have to worry about it later, when it would be much more serious. I had a great big shaving brush that I would whisk over my daughter's skin so that she wouldn't scratch the pox with her fingernails. She thought it was very unfair that her brother didn't suffer at all. In any case, I am definitely not anti-vaxx!

Captain Hate

On a related note was it here that someone linked the Lancet study on pot smoking and psychosis?
Like a 3 to 4 fold increase in a risk of psychosis from frequent use.

Some study was linked in the last thread. I've been an adamant naysayer on pot legalization and think it's highly unusual that the MADD zealots aren't up in arms over it. I just skimmed the study but I didn't see what I've noticed in heavy users: it saps their initiative to do anything but sit around and get high.

MissMarple2

https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/434933-thomas-asks-question-in-supreme-court-for-second-time-in-a-decade

MissMarple2

JM Hanes,

I assumed there was a chickenpox vaccine because there is a shingles vaccine.

However, this might be wrong.

All 5 of us got chickenpox at the same time when I was a kid, My mom told us to pick one place to scratch, which is why I have a scar right in the middle of my forehead. It's why I wear bangs.

JM Hanes

Heavy use of alcohol is far more dangerous, imo, both to the drinker and everyone else, than a lot of pot. In fact I suspect light use of alcohol is more dangerous than light use of pot.

Captain Hate

I'm in 100% agreement with JMH and henry on the need for physical activity for school children and the ridiculous concept of teachers diagnosing children who don't fall within their parameters for compliant drones. I'll be the first to admit that dealing with active young normal children can be taxing at times, particularly coming from households with poor parenting skills; but dealing with that is what they willingly signed up for along with having the summers off.

Beasts of England

I've had a Facebook sponsored ad over the last few weeks promoting the 'High Times' IPO. 🙄

Jack is Back!

Okay, decided to watch the Caps v Lighting game with a nice wine from The wine room. What do I pick but 1995 Baron de Pichon Lgongueville Bordeaux. It’s as good as it sounds.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

Loved Steph Nene's Hooter lunch joke.

MissMarple2

pic.twitter.com/ssJNhlTMzy

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 20, 2019

One-minute video of plant tour at link.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
12m12 minutes ago

Leaving the GREAT STATE of OHIO for the @WhiteHouse. A really great day!

Buckeye

I just skimmed the study but I didn't see what I've noticed in heavy users: it saps their initiative to do anything but sit around and get high.

This subset was easily identified during college dorm life. Never went to class, but you did see them at the vending machines getting munchies, and in the cafeteria, usually right before the doors slammed shut for last call:)

JM Hanes

Miss Marple:

Perhaps they do have a chicken pox vaccine now, because apparently you can't get shingles if you haven't had the chicken pox. The shingles vaccine is relatively new, I believe. At least I didn't get the shot till a few years ago. My doctor recommended that I also get new shingles vaccine which I have done. The first one was a live vaccine, and the newer one is not.

Captain Hate

I'm pretty sure there's not a chicken pox vaccine.

Captain Hate

Welp, I'm wrong; there's been a chicken pox vaccine since 1984. And I found it on a non wiki source.

MissMarple2

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-netherlands-elections-exit-poll-idUSKCN1R12Q6?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5c92d8f04b7385000158abb6&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Headline: Dutch government loses Senate majority amid populist surge

Captain Hate

LOL

The Fiercely Heterosexual Cory Booker Wants to Talk About The (Checks Notes) Woman He Loves -- And He Chooses The Perfect Venue for Gossiping About Heterosexual Relationships

Yeah so here's the clip from the Ellen DeGeneres show.

The "strictly mishly" Cory Booker even laughs about the possibility of getting married to a (checks notes again) woman before or during his completely, laughably hypothetical presidency.

Boy this Down-Low Brother sure Found Love with a (checks notes for the third time) woman just at the right time, huh?

Thanks to Jane D'Oh for the story and "strictly mishly."

The couple will announce which store they will register for gifts at. They first have to find a place that honors gifts given ironically or sarcastically.

Narciso

But it doesn't matter no Gov will form a coalition with the CDa as with the Belgian German and French analogues

henry

Sadly the Shingrix vaccine in unavailable here, and the wait list hasn’t budged in the past 6 months. ACA must be favoring the coasts over the productive areas of the country.

Buckeye

Jr. was born in 1984 and his sister 3 years later.

Neither were vaccinated and both got chicken pox young.

I am sure if the vaccine was being encouraged at the time, they would have gotten it.

So I assume it wasn't being given as standard practice until later.

Narciso

Never had the measles or chicken pox, is that a good thing?

henry

Narciso, not a good thing with the porous borders.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

https://twitter.com/TheBabylonBee/status/1108409113057333249

The Babylon Bee‏ @TheBabylonBee
Candidates Propose Changes To Fix Flaw In Constitution That Allows Republicans To Be Elected

Buckeye

henry,

Same here with Shingrix.

A little trickles in and the medical community is preferentially vaccinating the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.

henry

buckeye, the medical community are vaccinating themselves.

MissMarple2

My pal StuinSD has 3 related essays on America Out Loud. You can either read the essays or listen to the recordings. Here are the links:

https://americaoutloud.com/on-the-existential-struggles-of-our-time-part-i/

(Globalism vs. Nationalism)

https://americaoutloud.com/on-the-existential-struggles-of-our-time-part-ii/

(Collectivism vs. Individualism)

https://americaoutloud.com/on-the-existential-struggles-of-our-time-part-iii/

(Good vs. Evil)

The Infamous Ignatz

--Heavy use of alcohol is far more dangerous, imo, both to the drinker and everyone else, than a lot of pot.--

Uh, so?
Hitting myself in the head with a claw hammer is worse than using a brick.
If your kid ends up with a lifetime of schizophrenia you might not care about the distinction too much.

MissMarple2

Wasn't there a study that showed that excessive use of marijuana caused a reduction in testosterone?

Might explain Beto O'Rourke.

The Infamous Ignatz

Baby Ig born in 92 got the chi-pox vaccine.

Captain Hate

narc, are you sure you didn't have a mild case of either of them?

henry

MissM, it does explain manbuns.

Narciso

Not that I can recall, and I have good recall about such things

Captain Hate

The USS Blotto is taking on water:

https://mobile.twitter.com/Variety/status/1108090457119211525

Jane

Why wouldn’t Dan Bongino have already told that story?

Buckeye

buckeye, the medical community are vaccinating themselves.

Likely true.

MissMarple2

This is interesting. pic.twitter.com/1J2PsXmBuG

— Blue State Conservative (@DRN_78) March 21, 2019

Link goes to a letter from an unknown member of Congress to Mike Pompeo about the Ambassador to Ukraine.

Captain Hate

That Bongino link is from 2017

MissMarple2

Captain Hate,

Daggone it! I didn't notice. Sorry!

MissMarple2

At my link at 9:12, if you click on the image of the letter it will enlarge for easier reading.

henry

Wow, can read Pete Sessions name and phone numbers through the magic marker. Should have used whiteout tape.

jim nj

The Chickenpox vaccine was developed in the 80's, but wasn't included in the standard protocol of vaccines until the 90's.

I thought there was an old wive's tale that being exposed to Chickenpox built a resistance to Smallpox.

I do remember Chickenpox "parties" because the result of a childhood infection was safer than an adult exposure.

Buckeye

thank for the vaccine info jim nj

Always good to find some confirmation that your memory hasn't completely failed:)

Captain Hate

I thought there was an old wive's tale that being exposed to Chickenpox built a resistance to Smallpox.

More like dead wive's tale.

Buckeye

Well I heard Tucker say toward the end of his show that he was going off the air soon.

Porchlight

Willowed:

So, Porch, when does Frederick meet up with the oldest daughter?

Anytime, JiB. Sounds like they are both Crowder fans. :)

MissMarple2

Buckeye,

That is about the only thing I watch from Fox.

MissMarple2

https://www.sebgorka.com/john-mccain-was-the-admiral-of-the-never-trump-movement/

Gorka details how McCain behaved during the campaign.

MissMarple2

About the Conway feud and its purpose.

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1108444843762728961.html

MissMarple2

pic.twitter.com/UhTjBuWY2h

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2019

Video at link, where President Trump defends his Twitter use.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
1m1 minute ago

“The reason we have the Special Counsel investigation is that James Comey (a dirty cop) leaked his memos to a friend, who leaked them to the press, on purpose.” @KennedyNation Totally illegal!

Rocco

I think Conway's just a cowardly wife abuser. Does domestic abuse have to be physical? Many women are never assaulted physically but abused verbally for years. Those scars never heal. He's a coward hiding behind his wife. Good nite

Narciso

Hes one of these deeply unstable people ths resistance so called has enabled

Narciso

Apropos of nothing:

https://youtu.be/aqYqAhnKGS0

lurkersusie

Conway and Kellyanne auditioning to be the next
Carville and Matalin?

Narciso

More like Steve and Eydie gorme

MissMarple2

Rocco,

I was married to one like that. You are right.

However, I think Trump is using Conway to make the media look like fools as the poster said.

He might suspect the emotional abuse himself. What better way to deal with Conway than to let him get a lot of notoriety on MSM and then destroy himself?

DrJ

My recent postings of Tower of Power (from Oakland!) brought to mind another great Oakland institution: Eli's Mile High Club. This was a blues bar in North Oakland that I used to visit with a roommate or two, and we were the only white people in the club. Food wasn't very good, the booze was overpriced, and the sound system wasn't that good either.

But my God the music was great!

https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/elis-mile-high-club-in-west-oakland-celebrates-its-blues-legacy-this-weekend/Content?oid=5307834

I knew it in the Troyce Key era.

This may be somewhat obscure to most here, but daddy would have loved it.

jim nj

WTF

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-20/u-s-ordered-to-halt-oil-and-gas-drilling-in-swath-of-wyoming

Narciso

It's an Obama judge, they would order sand in a hour glass to stop sifting.

Narciso

Here's other,


https://youtu.be/OPlK5HwFxcw

DrJ

Narciso,

If you are in a Sibelius mood, look up his Symphony #2. The fourth movement in particular is sublime. I can give you some suggestions if you like.

MissMarple2

Is joining @NATO on the horizon for #Brazil under @JairBolsonaro? What is the basis of this new chapter of Brazilian-US cooperation?

Brazilian Foreign Minister @ErnestoFAraujo explains on American Thought Leaders 🇺🇸 with @JanJekielek | Full interview: https://t.co/cOckuU6lCH pic.twitter.com/kRei9wZWKy

— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) March 20, 2019

Short clip at link.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
6m6 minutes ago

“John Solomon: As Russia Collusion fades, Ukrainian plot to help Clinton emerges.” @seanhannity @FoxNews

Dave (in MA)

CJOM:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsZWgLCQI7Y

Melinda

JMH-

THC in the brain acts as a cumulative toxin. It occupies receptors and blocks synapse function. Receptors end up retrained to look for the THC as opposed to normal synapse chemistry. aa

Decay rates matter. Alcohol as we all know, the body treats as sugar. The body receives THC as part of the brain chemistry, and it takes way longer to dissipate and it is way, way stronger in street than anything from the 70's or 80's.

Matt knows more about this than I do, but it's a totally different game out there. I wish it were different, but I've seen, and interviewed, the damaged, including well known TV "reporters".

MissMarple2

Got to head to bed.

Good night, everyone!

Melinda

And, in Celebration of the First Day Of Spring, I give you Clifford Brown & Max Roach playing Mr. Brown's own, now classic, Joy Spring:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnK6OHPQZbA

Beasts of England

I wonder if Trump is ramping up his jabs at Crash because he's aware of new revelations that will humiliate not only McCain, but his sanctimonious chorus of defenders? I would chuckle... :)

~ ~ ~

Don't forget to view the big moon. Nytol

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

I don't think chicken pox and small pox are specially related but back in the day, it was noticed that dairy maids had a low incidence of smallpox. Most had been exposed to cowpox so it was theorized that exposure to cowpox would give some immunity to small pox.

That's "History of Vaccines 101", right?

jimmyk

Catching up, re the chicken pox vaccine: Yes, it's been around for 20+ years, but I believe the concern was whether the vaccine might not remain effective for the lifetime of the recipient. Since getting chicken pox as a child is not a big deal, some people preferred their children get the disease rather than the vaccine and risk the vaccine wearing off at some point.

Now that the vaccine is 30+ years old I presume more is known. Our daughter got the vaccine, but I wasn't sure it was a good idea for the reason I described.

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

WTF "u-s-ordered-to-halt-oil-and-gas-drilling-in-swath-of-wyoming" jim_nj

"It's an Obama judge" narciso

I read about this, I think at Surber. This court case occurred due to Obama policy decisions. The case finished now, but was due to Obama and was initiated during the Obama Admin. However, this is to hard for reporters to figure out, so they frame it as a defeat for lawless-orange-man held back by noble-judges.

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