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re: Major university to require proof of vaccination. And so it begins - CasualBystander
Yeadon’s claims have been debunked. Aside from the science, which is indisputable, common sense observation tells us he is wrong. If he was correct, we would see a drop in fertility of women who had COVID-19. Why? The anti-bodies naturally produced attack the same protein spike as the vaccine. It is...
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re: For people born before 1992, how close was your hometown to a direct Soviet ICBM strike? - CasualBystander
There was a top-secret silo in Desoto Parish on...and this is not a joke...Missile Silo Road....
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re: JBE quietly adds vaccine eligibility: clergy, veterinarians and...college faculty/staff - CasualBystander
Not sure there is vast difference in our stances. In Louisiana, those grad assistants are not eligible. Neither are college faculty/staff under 65 (or under 55 with co-morbidity). Age is a hugely correlated with severe disease from COVID-19, but that drops considerably at 60, and considerably mo...
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re: JBE quietly adds vaccine eligibility: clergy, veterinarians and...college faculty/staff - CasualBystander
The process is informed, but not perfect, and the execution obviously has some issues. In Louisiana, the group in question will be eligible after at least 35% of the population deemed more at risk. 28% of the population in Louisiana is under 18. If we do some quick math, college faculty and staff wi...
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re: JBE quietly adds vaccine eligibility: clergy, veterinarians and...college faculty/staff - CasualBystander
The process...and it applies to far more than COVID-19 vaccines. May not conform to what you want to believe, but that's really the problem with so much of the public discourse these days: we dismiss what we don't want to be true. [link=(https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/recs/index.html)]LINK[/...
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re: JBE quietly adds vaccine eligibility: clergy, veterinarians and...college faculty/staff - CasualBystander
It is a science informed process. The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices classifies higher ed faculty and staff in Phase 1B Tier 2. Median age is ~50 and most are routinely public facing to an age group where infection has been most prevalent. They are not eligible yet. They are in t...
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re: What is the actual evidence that masks provide substantial protection from spreading Covid - CasualBystander
The National Academy is prestigious and authoritative. The study relies on many sources and, as should be expected, looks at supporting and contradictory evidence in a comprehensive way. ...
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re: What is the actual evidence that masks provide substantial protection from spreading Covid - CasualBystander
No. Not right. "Our review of the literature offers evidence in favor of widespread mask use as source control to reduce community transmission: Nonmedical masks use materials that obstruct particles of the necessary size; people are most infectious in the initial period postinfection, where it ...
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re: What is the actual evidence that masks provide substantial protection from spreading Covid - CasualBystander
From one of (if not the most) the most authoritative and credible sources. An evidence review of face masks against COVID-19 https://www.pnas.org/content/118/4/e2014564118 ...
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re: Just great: LSU student athletes driving AAAS course requirement - CasualBystander
There are plenty of alternatives, and most people take them. 23% of Louisianans have a bachelor's degree or higher. We lead the nation in "skills" training. You will find a significant percentage of those with skills credentials do well, but the median income by credential (no high school, high scho...
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re: Just great: LSU student athletes driving AAAS course requirement - CasualBystander
College is a huge waste of money? ?? [link=(https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/the-college-payoff/#resources)]LINK[/link]...
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re: The downside of our politically correct/collectivist culture - CasualBystander
Downside: PC is often taken to the extreme. Those of us who violate the newest PC protocol with no ill intent are then judged or labeled. Upside: understanding why a person of a different race, gender, sexuality, culture, or ideology believes what they believe or gets offended by what I say is p...
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re: LSU BoS wants an end to relationship with Rouse's - CasualBystander
Realize you likely were not being literal, but if you were: 1. A significant number of the students would opt for an HBCU experience elsewhere resulting in a deep revenue loss. 2. The pension debt and facilities debt would cost far more money than closing down saved. 3. LSU currently has no...
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re: An Oxford comma walks into a bar - CasualBystander
Good stuff. A political joke for the O-T math majors: An infinite number of mathematicians walks into a bar. The first mathematician orders a beer The second orders half a beer "I don't serve half-beers" the bartender replies "Excuse me?" Asks mathematician #2 "What kind of bar ser...
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re: Question about Healing Place Church - CasualBystander
All of those listed are biblical...except for the last one unless you meant “sacred tradition” when you wrote “doctrine.” Curious: what was the inspired revelation to the faithful for the nearly 400 years after the death of Christ before the Bible was even assembled as a single document, the more...
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re: Guys, gals. A broken man is humbly asking for prayers and assistance. - CasualBystander
Frequent visitor to O-T, but rarely post. When I clicked the link to Go Fund Me, my heart dropped. People are amazing. God bless you and your family during this time of sorrow....
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re: If the OK suspensions are true, BEWARE - CasualBystander
The tailback was Roland Sales. The QB was Ron Calcagni. Both were unbelievable. I won a raffle for a Razorback jersey with their autographs at an elementary school festival the next year. Still not relevant to this year's Peach Bowl....
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re: Does anyone know much about West Texas A&M? - CasualBystander
Spent several days there about four years ago for accreditation purposes. It is solid academically, and the culture seemed student-oriented. If the curriculum aligns with your goals, I think you will enjoy the program....
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re: Is F King next on the chopping block? - CasualBystander
I agree completely. Just a couple of clarifications: 1. Exclusivity: providing access to high-quality undergraduate education for the state's residents should absolutely be core to the LSU mission; however, we lose far too many of our most accomplished students to out-of-state institutions becaus...
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