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Jambo-Jimbo
10 minutes ago, H2 said:

 

The Simpsons have a far better success rate for predictions coming true than any bible bashing doom sayer ever has.

 

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Space Pirate
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20 hours ago, Maple Leaf said:

 

But people do.  Christianity is big business in the US, with successful preachers becoming extremely wealthy. How many tax-free businesses can you think of?

 

And a good strategy for maintaining revenue streams is to scare the living daylights out of your flock.  And what better selling point can there be than "You're all going to die, but I can save you."

 

"Give me some money to help me save others" is the subtle message that follows.

 

Predictions of end times plays into the hands of shearers of sheep.

 

If i had to live in america i would end up going around like this. 

JKB is bad enough. 

 

 

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Space Pirate

The South Pole is warming 3 times faster than the rest of the world.

Experts are worried about the rapid change. 

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Natural Orders
11 hours ago, Space Pirate said:

The South Pole is warming 3 times faster than the rest of the world.

Experts are worried about the rapid change. 

Not good 

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ri Alban

I wish Scotland would heat up 3 times faster. Summer? :Aye:

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Space Pirate
Just now, indianajones said:

 

Plague is treatable i think and although rare, still exists in a lot of countries. Kind of a non story. 

 

Aye, but the chinese have been eating bats for years and look how that turned out. 

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Maple Leaf
1 hour ago, indianajones said:

 

Plague is treatable i think and although rare, still exists in a lot of countries. Kind of a non story. 

 

Bubonic plague is caused by a bacteria, and can be very successfully treated by antibiotics.  It's no longer the fearsome scourge it was in the 13th and 14th centuries.

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Governor Tarkin

Are we dead yet?

 

With beer gardens being open and a relatively warm and rain-free weekend forecast I thought I might actually have made it to heaven. 

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Jambo-Jimbo
1 hour ago, Governor Tarkin said:

Are we dead yet?

 

With beer gardens being open and a relatively warm and rain-free weekend forecast I thought I might actually have made it to heaven. 

 

No, not yet, seems the 'experts' read the Mayan calendar wrong............again.

 

So by courtesy of some fruitloaf getting their sums wrong you can go and enjoy the fine weather and have a beer or two.

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Stokesy
On 06/07/2020 at 20:22, Maple Leaf said:

 

Bubonic plague is caused by a bacteria, and can be very successfully treated by antibiotics.  It's no longer the fearsome scourge it was in the 13th and 14th centuries.

 

It still kills people every year in countries like Madagascar. Anyone with access to modern health care doesn't have much to worry about at present. It may become a major issue again if we don't do something about antibiotic resistance.

 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590053619300230

 

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Yersinia pestis is the bacteria that causes plague, one of the deadliest diseases in human history. Three major plague pandemics (the Justinian Plague, the Black Death and the Modern Plague) have been recorded. Each caused massive fatalities and has become defining events in the time periods in places that were affected. The presence of natural plague foci in rodents across the world is one of the risk factors for human plague. While plague is a relatively rare problem for most countries, more than 90% of plague cases in the world still occur in Africa. This article discusses the threat of Yersinia pestis in the modern world by considering its prevalence and severity of illness it causes, transmission, antibiotic resistance, and its potential as a bioweapon.

 

Recently, two strains of Yersinia pestis were found to exhibit antibiotic resistance. Y. pestis 17/95 carries 8 antibiotic resistances on a plasmid of 150 kb called pIP1202 and is reported to exhibit high-level resistance to eight antimicrobial agents used for treatment and some prophylactic drugs. It is also resistant to some of the typical alternative drugs such as ampicillin, kanamycin, and spectinomycin. Whilst Y. pestis 16/95 has only streptomycin resistance on a plasmid of 40 kb called pIP1203, it remains susceptible to other antibiotic treatment [84]. The transfer of the antibiotic resistances to E. coli may be important as E. coli has a documented history of interbacterial species transmission of antibiotic resistances. Currently, both of these strains are confined to Madagascar. If they reach another country in which the plague is endemic, antibiotic resistant genes could be spread to the endemic plague population. It may also spread to other bacteria in the same way that it does with E. coli. Furthermore, if some E. coli carry the plasmid containing the resistance genes from Y. pestis, antibiotic resistance may be transferred to other bacteria.

 

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Maple Leaf
9 minutes ago, Stokesy said:

 

It still kills people every year in countries like Madagascar. Anyone with access to modern health care doesn't have much to worry about at present. It may become a major issue again if we don't do something about antibiotic resistance.

 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590053619300230

 

 

 

Yes indeed.  The bacteria seem to be winning the arms race with humans.  We're staying in the game by continually developing new antibiotics, but I can envision a time when nothing works any more, and we'll be back to the pre-20th century days when a scratch from a rose bush could kill a person.

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Jambo-Jimbo
47 minutes ago, Maple Leaf said:

 

Yes indeed.  The bacteria seem to be winning the arms race with humans.  We're staying in the game by continually developing new antibiotics, but I can envision a time when nothing works any more, and we'll be back to the pre-20th century days when a scratch from a rose bush could kill a person.

 

We are already there, there are some bugs which nothing works on now.

https://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/biggest-threats.html

 

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Maple Leaf
4 hours ago, Jambo-Jimbo said:

 

We are already there, there are some bugs which nothing works on now.

https://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/biggest-threats.html

 

 

Just as COVID-19 came out of nowhere and caused hundreds of thousands of deaths, so far, a highly virulent antibiotic-resistant bacteria could also suddenly appear, with the same or worse, effect.

 

It's just a matter of time, imo.

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ri Alban

All kidding aside. Trump is very capable of going out with a bang. 

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Jambo-Jimbo
1 hour ago, Maple Leaf said:

 

Just as COVID-19 came out of nowhere and caused hundreds of thousands of deaths, so far, a highly virulent antibiotic-resistant bacteria could also suddenly appear, with the same or worse, effect.

 

It's just a matter of time, imo.

 

Totally, I've said on another thread, that it was only a matter of time before Mother Nature reminded us who the real boss was around here.

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SwindonJambo
2 hours ago, Jambo-Jimbo said:

 

Totally, I've said on another thread, that it was only a matter of time before Mother Nature reminded us who the real boss was around here.

 

People forget that. Mother Nature is indeed very tangibly the boss and not some human manufactured deity up in the clouds.

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