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  1. LS1 Z28

    When the protesting (and rioting) ends........

    I think that people are misinterpreting this post. If I'm understanding you correctly, you're aren't trying to minimize anyone's opinion, you're just saying that every single demographic is talking about this moment now. It's true that the past few weeks have brought attention to the movement...
  2. LS1 Z28

    When the protesting (and rioting) ends........

    The one positive thing that may come out of this is police reform. Deescalation training will get better and neck restraints & choke holds will probably get banned in non-life threatening situations. The sad thing is that all of that could've been accomplished through peaceful protesting without...
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    Covid-19

    More than 40% of COVID-19 deaths in our country have occurred in nursing homes. New York made a mistake by sending patients back to nursing homes, but they've actually fared pretty well in comparison to other states by this metric. IMO, the primary reason New York was hit so hard is because NYC...
  4. LS1 Z28

    We live in the Upside Down

    Roughly 20% of New York's mail-in ballots were invalidated from their primary election back in June. The presidential election in November could end up being decided by which side of the aisle is better at properly filling out & mailing in their ballots. Mail-in voting is probably a necessary...
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    Covid-19

    From what I've seen, the average cost of bringing a new drug to market is right around $1 billion, and 9 out of every 10 new drugs fail. Companies have to make a great deal of money from successful drugs just to break even. Gilead's CEO said they would typically charge $12K for a drug like...
  6. LS1 Z28

    Covid-19

    I bet that he was excluding the unconfirmed probable deaths in these calculations.
  7. LS1 Z28

    Covid-19

    Worldometer is showing 41,401 cases and 593 deaths for a case fatality rate of 1.4%. That's less than half the national average, so we're doing quite well from this aspect.
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    George Floyd

    https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sudden-cardiac-arrest/symptoms-causes/syc-20350634 When sudden cardiac arrest occurs, reduced blood flow to your brain causes unconsciousness. If your heart rhythm doesn't rapidly return to normal, brain damage occurs and death results. That isn't...
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    George Floyd

    The official cause of death on the autopsy report was: Cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, & neck compression. It's my novice understanding that his heart had stopped working properly and it wasn't supplying adequate blood flow. The lack of blood flow & oxygen...
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    George Floyd

    It's my understanding that Floyd essentially died from lack of bloodflow to the brain. Compression of the carotid artery in the neck for an extended period of time would've contributed to this regardless of whether or not it was the primary cause of death. That's why both the regular &...
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    George Floyd

    I don't think that there were any big revelations from the bodycam video that was released. It primarily just verified what was in the police report. That could be important because many people were disputing the fact that he resisted arrest prior to being detained on the ground. From a legal...
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    The Market Thread

    HFT has probably skewed these numbers somewhat over the past 20-30 years, but it appears to have peaked & leveled off after the financial crisis. The recent increase in speculation can probably be attributed to the markets becoming more accessible to retail traders. It will be interesting to see...
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    Who’s gonna watch?

    The opening night ratings for the NBA & MLB were very high, but they've been pretty underwhelming since then. I think that people were starved for sports, but they were a little turned off by the politics. It probably doesn't help that there's no atmosphere without the fans. BTW, the player...
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    Pac12 trying to dissolve the NCAA

    Their demands call for Stanford to reinstate the sports they cut while asking for half the revenue that funds those sports. I'm not sure they understand how this whole money thing works.
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    Move Tulsa or W. Illinois to Aug 29th?

    This is interesting. Apparently some Big 12 schools still want a full 12 game season. https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/big-12-football-schedule-2020-league-split-between-12-game-10-game-options-for-this-season/ Big 12 football schedule 2020: League split between 12-game, 10-game...
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    Covid-19

    Cliff notes version: Fauci: Crowds without masks spread the virus. Jordan: Do protests with thousands of people not wearing masks spread the virus? Fauci:...
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    NCAA will permit college athletes to wear patches on their uniforms that promote and support social justice causes.

    If you allow Black Lives Matter, you have to allow All Lives Matter. If you allow Defund the Police, you have to allow Back the Blue. If you allow Trust in God, you have to allow Hail Satan. This has the potential to turn into a disaster where schools are forced to decide whose views are &...
  18. LS1 Z28

    NCAA will permit college athletes to wear patches on their uniforms that promote and support social justice causes.

    That's fair. I know that ultimately the business model will correct itself if it starts to lose revenue. I just love college sports too much to see them go down that road. I don't want to see fanbases torn apart by politics.
  19. LS1 Z28

    NCAA will permit college athletes to wear patches on their uniforms that promote and support social justice causes.

    Everyone in this country possesses freedom of speech, but businesses & organizations have a right to control that speech whenever they're being represented. Just look at how quickly the NBA suppressed any public support for the civil rights movement in China last year. I'm not saying that...