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Mersky

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Houston/Georgetown/Austin
Current location: Texas
Member since: Thu Oct 18, 2018, 11:32 PM
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Eye opening stuff...

Wow, this is a big post! I find it very readable, and I don't mind the scrolling.

I definitely come away from this with a new perspective on how in the hell we're gonna possibly meet the demand for electricity with the current piecemeal scheme of a relatively few more wind turbines and solar panels compared to the shocking number of power plants globally (62,500!!!). Rather appreciate your emphasis that redundant power plants are needed for existing 'renewables'.

And, I've noted that plutonium power plants don't need any, eh, backup power generation. I'll go seek more info about the ins and outs of nuclear efficiencies of cost and waste/storage/reprocessing (although, any recommendations are appreciated). If it's just a question of engineering, the value may become evident and relatable. I will ponder this.

After another read through, I might be able to follow new developments in hydrogen generation. And, I didn't know how much I needed a refresher on the particulars of coking coal. Basically, I'm floored anew by the scale of the problem of efficiently using materials for steel consuming wind turbines, etc.

I've bookmarked this, and will check out your detailed thermodynamic acc...

Kermit, not the frog, received 9 million opioid pills for its 400 residents

Over two years... That's 30 pills a day, per person, everyday, for two years at one pharmacy. That is insane.

Even if you more than double the number of people shopping at that one store to 1,000 people, that comes to roughly 12 pills per person daily for two years. Bananas for numbers.

Was floored when I first heard of this on Chris Hayes, then later watched an episode of Vice regarding the flood of opioids into West Virginia.

I think it's real brilliance that Warren went there, because from what I've seen, people in rural areas hold a lot of resentment towards feeling left out of all the excitement and options that cities provide going into the modern era. In this case, government at all levels has failed the people of West Virginia. Including them in the conversation of how democrat ideas apply to them is part of how to diffuse the power of the vacuum of real ideas that is trumpism. I'm betting this can be done without compromising egalitarian, economic, and environmental principles. Is just my perspective from being blue in a purple family in Texas.

https://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/9-million-painkillers-shipped-to-tiny-west-virginia-town

Before I went unconscious, I knew I couldn't be pregnant.

But if I had been pregnant, I would not have wanted to have it re-implanted. I couldn't have given consent to an experimental procedure either way, as I went into shock on the way to the hospital. I was serious in my studies at the time, was too young to care for a baby, and the human body can only take so much trauma at once.

When I awoke, I had one less ovary due to an ovarian torsion. The gynecologist who performed the surgery was extremely nice to me. Odd, because she looked like the same the doctor that yelled accusations that I must be lying about my nonexistent sex life and that it must be an ectopic pregnancy. Why did she wait for my blood pressure to drop to send me to imaging, more than 24 hours after being admitted? Some explanation about watchful waiting is all I got from her. Delay and doubt can be deadly in these emergencies.

Luckily, I survived the bleeding out into my ovary, and her judgment, as she ultimately saved my life.

These types of events are complex, and I am unnerved that any legislator thinks it is appropriate to interject his false morality and junk science into decisions made between patient and doctor.




"From the standpoint of the Constitution, ...

their laws are not my laws. My laws are not their laws, unless the attorney general does say so when I ask him to. Which is how it works, lot of people don't actually know that. You can't learn this stuff from law books, but I know my laws are better than theirs."

OIC

Ha. Hehehe. Oof. Got it.

Well, that's one heckuva starter caption to get at the gut punch in her bio.

Going forward, I'll be sure to adjust how I swing at the captions.

I adore these posts, as I use humor to process thru the daily horrors. Will choose seriousness when it hits me, but likely will continue mostly lobbing jokes.
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