Fri. Oct. 9, 2020 – week FLEW by, 20 days ’til Halloween

Dreary and warm.  Humid and overcast.

Thursday was overcast with scattered showers.  Most parts of town got at least a bit of rain.  I dodged through it mostly as I drove all over town and back.

Picked up the new desk chair to complete my daughter’s room makeover.  It’s purple mesh!!11!!111!11   It’ll match very well.

I also swung by my secondary location and did a small bit of reorganization.

All in all, didn’t get that much done this week.    Not really thrilled about the progress.  I better get something done this weekend.  Oops, probably won’t as we’ll have rain and weather.  And Monday-Tuesday I’ll have roofers messing up everything and making noise.

It was nice eating mostly out of the freezer this week, with a few canned goods.  King’s Hawaiian rolls freeze very well, fwiw.  The new temp monitors give me some peace of mind too.

The peas have sprouted and are currently growing.  None of the other seeds have sprouted yet.   I super suck at gardening.  My wife made the argument that I should just give it up as I’ve only really grown collards and carrots, and a couple of beets.  I’m going to keep at it though.  Eventually I’ll have to find stuff that grows just through blind luck, right?

The oranges and grapefruits continue to ripen.  I’m really hoping for a success there.  Unless they’re ‘woody’ they should be fine as the color is coming in, and they are a good size.  The Meyer Lemons are like weeds, they grown in spite of me.

The second house search continues.  They’re doing land office business for rural properties at the moment.  Lot’s of people planning to GOOD…

And now we’ve got Delta headed across the Gulf.  Fortunately for Texas, it is supposed to turn north, which is un-fortunate for Louisiana.  They are going to get hammered again.

Fires are burning, riots are raging, hurricanes are still coming in, and civil war 2 looks to be heating up.   About all I can say is — keep stacking.

 

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Author: Nick Flandrey

Mid 50s, stay at home dad, with two elementary school age girls. Love my family and my life.

65 thoughts on “Fri. Oct. 9, 2020 – week FLEW by, 20 days ’til Halloween”

  1. Halloween: October 31
    Today: October 9

    31 – 9 = 22

    20 days ’til Halloween

    -scratch head-

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  2. But but but “Asymptomatic”!!!

    Nevada health officials order nursing homes to STOP using rapid COVID-19 tests after finding 60% of positive results were false

    In August 2020, nursing homes in Nevada were sent two rapid antigen COVID-19 tests: the Quidel Sofia II and the BD Veritor Plus
    Unlike nasal swab tests that detect the genetic material of the virus, these test look for viral proteins, and are considered faster and cheaper
    Nevada nursing homes told health officials antigen tests were providing positive results but subsequent nasal swab test would return negative results
    Of the 39 positive kits sent for confirmatory tests, 23 were false positives, meaning an error rate of 60%
    Health officials have ordered nursing homes to stop using the kits and to use traditional nasal swab tests instead

  3. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8822473/NYPD-manpower-heading-lowest-level-ten-years-Blue-Flight-exodus.html

    They lost a number of officers this year equal to about half of Houston’s entire force. Note that they include the housing and transit cops into their total manpower, and most cities don’t do that.

    When NYPD gets down to the level of navel gazing that Chicago PD engages in, you might as well just build the wall.

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  4. only one significant digit

    And to think I thought you knew how to use Excel.

    I hate plumbing.

    One of the faucets in the bathroom sink started leaking around the valve stem in the cartridge. I removed the cartridge and went looking for a replacement. None could be found. Contacted the manufacturer, no longer available. Bummer.

    Since there are two sinks in the bathroom they both have to match (show me that rule!) according the spousal unit. Ordered two new faucets from Home Depot as they had to be brass. No brass bathroom faucets in stock at the local store.

    Home Depot shipped them from Atlanta and they arrived the next day, the same day we were leaving for the glamping (glamour camping) trip.

    Today I had the duty of replacing both bathroom faucets. Crawling inside that cabinet, removing water lines, drain lines (barf city), removing the old faucets, new plumbing putty around the drain and the faucets, reassemble the drain lines, hook up the water, hook up the drain valve. Turn on the water, leak around the drain opening in the sink. Both sinks. Aaarrgghhh. Go through the process of removing the drain assembly, cleaning again, new plumbing putty, and put it all back together. Tighten this time as much as I can by hand (it’s plastic) and make certain the drain line is aligned. No leaks this time.

    Did I mention I hate plumbing? At least this did not involve 7 trips to the hardware store. Probably should have replaced the drain gaskets but they seemed in good shape. If they leak it is an easy fix that I have done many times before. No pressure on those pipes.

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  5. Did I mention I hate plumbing? At least this did not involve 7 trips to the hardware store. Probably should have replaced the drain gaskets but they seemed in good shape. If they leak it is an easy fix that I have done many times before. No pressure on those pipes.

    I posted last year about replacing our garbage disposal. That only required four visits to a hardware store, three times leaving the house (Home Depot *and* Lowes). Next time, I’ll pay Home Depot the $99 install fee.

  6. Did I mention that the dish washer stopped getting dishes clean? I decided after the last repair that the next issue would be the last…

    Wife found a washer she liked at HD, and the price included install and haul away of old machine.

    Yeah, I could have done it. Have done it. Not this time. Guy was in and out in no time and we’ve got some kind of guarantee which we’ll never use. It’s working and working well, and I didn’t have to mess with it.

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  7. Halloween: October 31
    Today: October 9

    31 – 9 = 22

    Mr. Nick ran out of fingers and toes. Best guess.

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  8. @lynn, I’ll see you a house and raise you one…

    https://www.har.com/homedetail/179-cedar-hill-dr-livingston-tx-77351/5674953

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    Ah, one of those inverted houses with the common areas on the second floor for the lake view. Don’t get old then and have to crawl up the stairs.

    That is a $100,000+ dock.

    Not much garage storage space for your precious stuff. And only a third of an acre for adding extra buildings. And there is an HOA.

    I note that the marketing blurb does not have the words “never flooded”.


  9. Did I mention I hate plumbing? At least this did not involve 7 trips to the hardware store.

    A lot of the chain “big box” hardware stores/lumberyards have started offering a variety of other merchandise. One regional chain, Menard’s, even has a small grocery section. I love giving them shit about it. Like, “Let me get this straight. You DON’T have the plumbing fixture I need but you DO have floor space for Fruity Pebbles? I also need a specialty bulb or has that section been replaced with women’s apparel?”

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  10. 2, 10, 11 – Eyes, fingers, toes

    I really don’t want to know how you counted 11 toes while looking down at your feet. Best guess is you were un-clothed at the time.

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  11. I really don’t want to know how you counted 11 toes while looking down at your feet.

    The plastic surgeon in India who’s twice fixed my hands (Dupuytren’s) has six fingers AND six toes. It’s considered good luck. 🙂

  12. ” has six fingers AND six toes. ”

    –Dude! what happened to the other four???

    n

    (Ha!)

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  13. “ATF Reversal Could Turn Millions of Gun Owners into Felons”
    https://freebeacon.com/2020-election/atf-reversal-could-turn-millions-of-gun-owners-into-felons/

    “NRA calls on Trump to rein in ‘rogue’ regulators”

    “In a letter made public on Tuesday, the agency informed a New Hampshire gun company that its AR-15 pistol model equipped with a specialized brace is actually an illegal short-barreled rifle and anyone who owns one could be subject to up to 10 years in prison or $100,000 in fines. Industry insiders put the number of AR-15 pistols equipped with similar specialized braces at about 3 million.”

    “The decision appears to conflict with several similar determinations made by the ATF dating back to 2012, when the agency told Sig Sauer that the braces, designed to strap to a shooter’s forearm instead of being pressed against their shoulder, could be legally combined with guns that have barrels shorter than the 16-inch federal limit for rifles. The new letter calls into question the basic legality of the devices and leaves gun owners in flux just three weeks before the presidential election.”

    You know, the bureaucrats are going to be the death of us. They continuously change their minds on what the legal definition of things are.

    BTW, Harris / Biden is planning on making all rifle and pistol magazines of 10 rounds or more subject to the NFA also. That means that all rifle and pistol magazines of 10 rounds or more will have to be registered and pay a $200 tax for each one that you own. Or else you will become a federal felon.
    https://www.atf.gov/rules-and-regulations/national-firearms-act

  14. Considering that magazines are not serialized and can be 3D printed, it would be another regulatory buttf#ck of ordinary people. I’m also not sanguine about Trump’s stance on any proposed change, he allowed the bump stock ban to go into effect against logic and previous ATF guidance as a compromise.

    There is a good argument to be made that ATF regulations regarding AR platform rifles are all void, as the black letter law doesn’t actually describe them accurately. NEITHER part meets the legal definition of a ‘gun’. No one wants to be the test case though.

    For that matter, when the founding fathers wanted exemptions to one of the amendments, they put them in the amendment.* EVERY gun law is unconstitutional. Shall not be infringed, with no other qualifiers is pretty clear. It’s also clear from contemporary writing and legal precedent at the time, that it is correctly interpreted now as an individual right, and has always been one.

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    *3A – ” but in a manner to be prescribed by law.”
    *4A – “but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
    *5A – “without due process of law” “without just compensation”

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  15. Ray, when we built our house in 1977-78, plastic drain lines were somewhat new. I hired a plumber to to the finish installation, and he used putty on all the drain connections. Every sink drain leaked a few drops, and the couplings were TIGHT. I talked first to a retired plumber friend, who said all ABS drain lines that use plastic or rubber compression gaskets should be assembled dry (or with a little water if needed) or there will be leaks. Same for drains where they fasten to a sink and use a (usually) rubber gasket. I called the guy who did the work, and asked him to fix the leaks, without telling him anything else. He fixed most of them, but still used putty. I went back myself and disassembled every fitting, cleaned it with solvent, and reassembled with just hand torque. Took me a day, but no leaks, even more than forty years later. I am a believer.

    I can’t explain why plumber’s putty caused the leaks, but I have never used it before or since. I DO use sealants or PTFE tape on tapered pipe threads, but that is different.

    Over the years, I have caused many leaks, almost all on cars. Sealing petroleum liquids and compressed air is different from water, and often trickier. Many joints, such as tapered pipe thread, are obsolete, but that doesn’t keep them from being used, even on new items.

  16. No one wants to be the test case though.

    Man, is that ever the case. You can be right and still spend 20 years in federal prison in Big Spring, Texas.


  17. used putty on all the drain connections

    I used plumbers putty on the base of the faucet that sits on the sink. Keeps water from getting under the faucet. Silicon cures and gets brittle, plumbers putty does not. I also used on the drain connection to the sink. Part sits in the opening at the bottom of the sink. That was specified in the installation instructions. All other connections are compression, no putty.


  18. I think we are paying too much for houses in Alaska

    In CA that house would be $5 million. In the Bay Area, without the land, maybe $9 million. In TN, well my area, with the lake and property about $400K.

  19. On the other hand, same lake, this house has been on the market more than 1000 days.

    https://www.har.com/homedetail/351-white-forest-ln-livingston-tx-77351/5677572

    $400K, small lot, and just a shell!

    If you could even get financing, it’s been empty for 3 years, all the work would need to be reinspected. Plans would need approval, and at $100/sq ft construction cost, you’d be $600K into it with someone else’s dream floorplan and no dock or boathouse (another $50K.)

    Plus, why did they stop? Could be death of the owner but maybe permitting or HOA issues, maybe septic?

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  20. Hmm, shell house is owned by a company that owns the lot next to it too. They are looking to double their money since 2014. Tax records look like they were not assessed properly, so maybe they didn’t pull permits. There hasn’t been a change in assessed value since 2016 and the house has been for sale that long.

    curious.

    n

  21. On the other hand, same lake, this house has been on the market more than 1000 days.

    https://www.har.com/homedetail/351-white-forest-ln-livingston-tx-77351/5677572

    $400K, small lot, and just a shell!

    If you could even get financing, it’s been empty for 3 years, all the work would need to be reinspected. Plans would need approval, and at $100/sq ft construction cost, you’d be $600K into it with someone else’s dream floorplan and no dock or boathouse (another $50K.)

    Plus, why did they stop? Could be death of the owner but maybe permitting or HOA issues, maybe septic?

    That house was built in 1977. I’ll bet the house got flooded in 20xx, they gutted it, got flooded again, they are selling now.
    https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Lake-Livingston-flooding-likely-to-worsen-1561544.php

  22. Hmm, shell house is owned by a company that owns the lot next to it too. They are looking to double their money since 2014. Tax records look like they were not assessed properly, so maybe they didn’t pull permits. There hasn’t been a change in assessed value since 2016 and the house has been for sale that long.

    curious.

    Flippers ! ! !

    Flippers are a scourge on real estate. Very few of them actually fix the house up like “Flip or Flop” or “Fixer Upper”.

    I own three properties at the moment and have an interest in a fourth. The flippers call and text me day and night.

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  23. “Delta moving northeast to Louisiana, brushing Houston with winds”
    https://spacecityweather.com/delta-moving-northeast-to-louisiana-brushing-houston-with-winds/

    “2 pm CT Friday Update: Hurricane Delta is now moving north-northeast toward Louisiana, and will make landfall later this afternoon or early evening, likely around sunset. Delta has weakened slightly, to 110 mph, but because it has grown into a large storm it will push a powerful storm surge into Vermillion Bay and nearby areas. Its winds will batter areas already devastated by Hurricane Laura just six weeks ago.”

    We are getting circular winds right now and small sprinkles of rain.

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  24. “Trump: Pelosi Hopes to Use 25th Amendment to Replace Joe Biden with Kamala Harris”
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/09/trump-pelosi-hopes-to-use-25th-amendment-to-replace-joe-biden-with-kamala-harris/

    “President Donald Trump told conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh on Friday that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi hopes to use the 25th Amendment to get rid of Joe Biden if he wins the election and replace him with his running mate, Kamala Harris.”

    Gotcha.

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  25. Is Hillary wearing a house dress in her interview there ?

    “Labor Day at the beach” look.

    The interview was probably done out in The Hamptons a month ago.

  26. I discovered a couple of packages of “A Taste of Thai” brand Spicy Peanut Bake in the back of the cupboard.

    Four frozen chicken tenders from HEB is about as much chicken as two chicken tender baskets from Dairy Queen. Or two huge frozen breasts.

    Thawed the meat in a bowl of water. Squeezed out some of the “up to 20% solution” thieving nonsense. Patted dry. About a teaspoon or so of corn oil in the 6×9 Pyrex dish, I didn’t measure. Just a glop. Slopped the chicken in the oil while oiling the pan. Coated with the mix. Yeah, I used the same bowl I thawed the chicken in. Chicken into the pan, excess mix sprinkled on top.

    Half an hour at 350F plus several minutes with the oven off as Wheel of Fortune finished. Don’t judge. 🙂 Pretty good stuff. Just as good the next night, too.

    Not very spicy, not like Mexican food, just a nice hint of heat with a touch of sweet and a bit of peanut flavor. Real nice.

    Well, it’s a package with two pouches. I don’t remember using the first pouch. But, _Best Before 05/12/2013_ doesn’t seem to be a problem. I expected the peanuts to have a rancid taste.

    I have another package dated 10/12/2017. 🙂

    I think I can fake this. Some chili garlic sauce, some peanut butter (the stuff you have to stir, not Peter Pan), a splash of teriyaki or soy sauce. Maybe some corn starch to thicken into a paste. A future experiment.

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  27. “Some Facts You’re Not Hearing That Might Dampen Your Enthusiasm for a Shot of COVID-19 Vaccine”
    https://www.redstate.com/michael_thau/2020/10/09/933850/

    “On the frightening side: Two of the leading contenders in the race to produce a vaccine are using experimental technology that artificially stimulates an immune response by… hold on to your seats… genetically altering your cells with RNA from the virus so they start producing proteins from its outer shell. Though it probably won’t be described this way in any ad campaign, it’s tough to see what’s inaccurate about saying mRNA technology works by genetically modifying you into a human-coronavirus hybrid.”

    Uh, can I wait for the 30 year test results before getting vaccinated ? Why does this remind me of that Star Trek episode of the “grups” who all died when the children went through puberty ?

    “Last week, W.H.O. officials estimated that 750 million people have been infected with the virus worldwide. Even ignoring that, just like the U.S. a lot of countries seem to be using criteria that are massively inflating the virus’s death count, the roughly one million reported deaths worldwide would imply that COVID’s fatality rate is around .13%. That is, it’s the same as the flu’s.”

    We have had 200 (total by county) or 300 (total by state) people die of COV-SARS-2 in our 820,000 person county. That is 0.04% fatality rate for Fort Bend County, Texas. Almost all had comorbidities according to the local paper. Sounds like the flu to me, just a new flu so no one has had it before 2020.

  28. quick comments:

    PTFE tape isn’t a sealer, it’s a lubricant. Look for a good plumbing sealer in a can with an applicator.

    If you won’t ever be taking things apart, try 3M 5200 White Marine Adhesive.

    Yeah, big bad Wuhan about as deadly as the flu. So the takeaway is get your flu shoot.

    Pournelle used to say that Washington took the cannon home after the war. I never got around to asking him for a reference, and the one time I tried to ask Mt. Vernon I got bupkis.

    Who sees Fruity Pebbles and doesn’t notice the sale on Hormel Black Label Thick Cut Bacon (with 11% rebate)? Menards stocks candles for Black Friday, and the chicks show up at 6AM.


  29. Cool !

    I am three books ahead of the tv series.

    Im caught up. I think a book is coming in Dec and is a finale.

  30. Dumbo Schumer is demanding Redumbs take a Bat Cootie test before voting on The Notorious ACB. They’ll do anything to sink the FUSA. I say “Bring out your dead”.

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  31. Yeah, big bad Wuhan about as deadly as the flu. So the takeaway is get your flu shoot.

    I have yet to get my flu shot this year but am planning to do so any month now. The wife has not had a flu shot since she took chemotherapy in 2005 when they forced her to take one. She just runs to the family doc when she feels like she has the flu and gets Tamiflu. She has had the flu only once since 2005.

  32. Pournelle used to say that Washington took the cannon home after the war. I never got around to asking him for a reference, and the one time I tried to ask Mt. Vernon I got bupkis.

    Didn’t all rich landowners used to own cannon ? And Washington was rich, I have seen a quote that he was 2% of the GDP of the USA. Shoot, Washington probably owned the cannon and brought them to war with him. A cannon would definitely fit the second amendment category for protecting yourself against the government. And nobody should own just one cannon, it is like me and my eight revolvers.

    OK, this article disagrees with me on Washington’s wealth:
    https://georgetowner.com/articles/2012/05/03/wealth-presidents/

    “In 1996, a study to calculate the 100 richest people ever in the U.S. ranked Washington 59th, the only president on the list. His net worth was estimated to be 1/777, or 0.13 percent, of GDP. By that measure, John D. Rockefeller was the wealthiest American ever. His wealth equaled 1.5 percent of GDP. Bill Gates worth about $60 billion, or about 0.4 percent of GDP, would be in the top ten.”

  33. Uh, can I wait for the 30 year test results before getting vaccinated ? Why does this remind me of that Star Trek episode of the “grups” who all died when the children went through puberty ?

    MeTV just ran that one within the last month.

    That reminds me — “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” is back after “Buck Rogers”.


  34. “Some Facts You’re Not Hearing That Might Dampen Your Enthusiasm for a Shot of COVID-19 Vaccine”

    Thanks Lynn.

    “What if they threw a pandemic and no one showed up?”

  35. “The legend didn’t just transform the guitar forever—he even patented his game-changing innovations. Here’s how he redefined rock and roll, in his own words.”

    Totally cool ! Dude was a natural engineer !

    I had no idea Van Halen established his rock god cred with the guitar solo on “Beat It”.

    I was more Sting/The Police in the 80s.

  36. Didn’t all rich landowners used to own cannon ?

    Doesn’t A&M have real cannons?

  37. Didn’t all rich landowners used to own cannon ?

    Doesn’t A&M have real cannons?

    The Corps of Cadets owns a WWI 3 inch field gun that they fire at home football games.
    https://theeagle.com/news/local/texas-a-m-cannon-finds-new-home-inside-kyle-field/article_a52b8914-2fe6-5a2a-84bc-902c705668ea.html
    and
    https://www.goodbullhunting.com/2016/10/11/13246652/texas-am-aggies-cannon-scares-referee

    I don’t know if the Corps of Cadets owns any other cannons. Knowing them, they probably do. They certainly own a lot of rifles, there is a rifle range under the Corps of Cadets building by the MSC. The cadets are encouraged to practice often there.


  38. That reminds me — “Kolchak: The Night

    I have to acquire that series. I have the two Made for TV movies. Stalker and Strangler.

  39. I have to acquire that series. I have the two Made for TV movies. Stalker and Strangler.

    MeTV tends to run through the shows episodes at least twice. The series just started running again within the last month.


  40. 3M 5200 White Marine Adhesive

    Thanks for the tip, drwilliams. I have never used polyurethanes. I have bought some, but it went bad before I had a chance to use it. For regular threaded pipe carrying compressed air or water, I just use whatever pipe sealer is handy. Rarely have any trouble. I do value the ability to disassemble parts without heat.

    Most of my challenges are from bolted parts with automotive fuels and oils. I realize that is different. I could go on about my experiences with leaks, and how I solved some problems, but that is a moving target. For instance, the industry goes back and forth between form in place sealers and gaskets. Both have their merits and drawbacks. Gaskets can seep, depending on materials, but they seldom fail with large leaks. Sealers tend to seal very well until they fail, often with large leaks. Sealers are soooo handy, but when I assemble something that has to hold up for a few decades, I tend to use the best gaskets I can find.

    A lot of good engineering goes into gaskets. Sometimes it can solve poor design of the mating surfaces, such as uneven clamping.

  41. hmmmm…
    https://www.guns.com/news/2020/06/30/biden-fails-fact-check-on-revolutionary-war-cannon-ownership

    No mention of Washington taking cannon home, but some good background

    Follow-up re 3M 5200. That is the oldest and toughest product in the line, but it does cure slowly. There are several others, most with somewhat lower strength, including some with higher UV resistance. Packaging is 10-oz caulking tubes and 3 ounce squeeze tubes, with the latter more likely to be on the peg at the home imp.

  42. @JimB
    Permatex products are my go-to for automotive. Rule-of-thumb is buy new for every job rather than risk something that’s been around too long. That said, I usually pop the blister off the card and return the tube to the package, then date and tape the edge, so I can at least make an informed decision.

    I try to be meticulous with the mating surfaces, scraping old gasket material off, using a stone or diamond file to touch up any dings, and using the right solvent to clean off any residue that might interfere with a bond.

  43. @lynn

    Some Facts You’re Not Hearing That Might Dampen Your Enthusiasm for a Shot of COVID-19 Vaccine

    First, the mRNA technique used by Moderna doesn’t alter your genetics. Not a bit. The article is flat wrong, 100%.

    Messenger RNA (mRNA) is how your body produces proteins. The DNA causes mRNA to be made, and cells produce the protein. However, the mRNA is a “read once” instruction. So, once the mRNA in the Moderna vaccine has been “read”, the spike protein is produced, your body won’t produce more, and the spike protein produces an immune response. The author (due to ignorance or the desire for clicks) has confused mRNA therapy with gene editing. The Moderna and the other mRNA vaccine don’t do gene editing.

    Second, the liability shield is a red herring. Most of the vaccines in the US are covered by a federal program to pay damages if you are harmed by a vaccine. Think of it as worker’s comp for vaccines. It was the only way to keep vaccines in production, as they were under threat of bankruptcy from lawsuits OR the litigation cost was going to cause vaccines to be unaffordable in the US.

    BTW, the early results from the Moderna tests have been good. No significant or unexpected side effects. AND analysis has shown that it produced both antibodies and T-cells, so it will last.


  44. First, the mRNA technique used by Moderna doesn’t alter your genetics. Not a bit. The article is flat wrong, 100%.

    Thank you for the excellent explanation. My kids are getting degrees in mico-biology and talk about these techniques. People are ignorant and fake doosh science writers take advantage of this.


  45. I had no idea Van Halen established his rock god cred with the guitar solo on “Beat It”.

    It’s a well known story. Quincy Jones (he knows people) calls Eddie and says he needs a guitar solo for the bridge (may be using wrong term) for “Beat It”. Eddie says ok, plays around for a day or 2 and ships the solo to him (I think Eddie was on tour at the time). Never asks for or receives a credit for it (I believe he is not mentioned on the credits for the song on the album). A reasonable share of the earnings from that song and album would have been worth a large piece of change.


  46. “Some Facts You’re Not Hearing That Might Dampen Your Enthusiasm for a Shot of COVID-19 Vaccine”
    https://www.redstate.com/michael_thau/2020/10/09/933850/

    This is why you should be really cautious about “facts” as presented on the internet. Traditional journalism has its problems, but there is a requirement (if the editors are doing their jobs) to fact check before publishing. Of course, the internet is putting extreme time pressure on the ability to fact check even though in some ways it should make that easier (though once again, how sure can you be that something published on the internet is actually “a fact”). “Boo” to the editors, if there are any, at Redstate.

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