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  • Steve Wood: Coopers are pretty good tires for the money...
    January 08 2021, 06:01:23 PM
  • TexasT: [link] seems like a lot of coin to have it be getting tested after delivery.  Kinda the reason I drive old stuff. I know how it works and how to fix it if it doesn't.
    January 11 2021, 05:43:27 PM
  • Steve Wood: typical government bs with its contractors
    January 11 2021, 06:51:46 PM
  • 278CIKILLER: Think this covid shits Fake, Just took three days to kill a Buick Brother, Nelson Ramos Jr. RIP . and theres another in the ICU. Stop drinking the Kool Aid and wake up.
    January 11 2021, 10:51:21 PM
  • Steve Wood: I have lost three that I know.  Some of my friends got over it with no problem at all.  Others did not have it easy and three died here in this small population.  Sorry to hear about Nelson.
    January 12 2021, 01:06:18 AM
  • TexasT: I'm up, never thought the wuflu was fake, just don't think we need to shut down whole countries to combat it. People die from all sorts of ailments and it is certainly sad when it happens. If you or anyone is afraid stay home, But I refuse to shut my life down and live in fear . Not much of a life stuck at home. RIP to the fallen
    January 12 2021, 09:32:59 AM
  • Steve Wood: If we ignore the cause of death, the number of deaths in 2020 would appear to be about 12% above 2019-for the United States.  Ignoring the cause of death tends to address the claims of the doubters that the death rate is normal because people die of the flu every year or the numbers are inflated because someone fell off the ladder and was put down as a covid death initially before being corrected.  Personally, I think the number of covid cases is probably much higher than reported as so many seem to have gotten it and never knew or reported it.  Yet, they carry the virus to someone else potentially.  Every place they have tested with a reliable test appears to have an incident rate much higher than believed.  I agree that shutting down business is not a good thing in the long run.
    January 12 2021, 10:34:07 AM
  • TexasT: What was the comparison to years other than 2019? Going back a few yrs, decades it even a century or two? Just like the global warming, climate change or the I set of the next I've age, the data gets twisted and turned enough to make it mighty confusing to small mental types like me.
    January 12 2021, 06:47:52 PM
  • TexasT: Here we are again with my fingers, onset of the next Ice age.
    January 12 2021, 06:48:53 PM
  • Steve Wood: Rich, one has to be really careful when looking at the numbers even if there is no deliberate manipulation being applied.  In 1920, the average life expectancy was about 60 whereas in 2020, it was almost 80.  When calculating death rates, the number per 100,000 is going down because people are living longer.  Also, actual deaths are probably a lot more accurate today than a 100 years ago due to a higher percentage of death certificates being filed compared to the 19th century and before.  We may be getting more death information now due to genealogy where family records show deaths that are not reflected in governmental records of the time.  One of the tricks that the "covid ain't no big deal" crowd uses is to compare death rate to that of the flu.  They conveniently ignore the fact that the bulk of the flu related deaths occurs over about a three month season whereas covid has not shown a season thus far. It started over a year ago and while the monthly death rate bounces around, it is ongoing unlike flu which peaks in the winter and subsides as spring arrives.  It is confusing for sure but the obvious results are becoming clear to most.
    January 12 2021, 09:32:03 PM
  • jonasterg: Steve. I appreciate the data-driven and objective approach to the discussion.  It's a difficult topic (and one that is often politicized) and I hope we can all come through it soon and learn a lot as a community.  At the end of the day we all need to work together to recover and move forward.
    January 12 2021, 11:37:20 PM
  • Steve Wood: unfortunately, facts are often not facts. These days, one has to work harder than ever to separate opinion from fact and it is made more difficult because so many manipulate facts for political reasons.
    January 13 2021, 10:57:26 AM
  • TexasT: [link] think big tech isn't after your weapons, and the free speech they protect?
    January 13 2021, 03:38:45 PM
  • Steve Wood: no doubt about it...they want to remake this country to their global socialist nation and they believe they can make a heck of a lot of money while they can do it.  Another attempt at Plato's Republic where the privileged take care of us sheep while they sell the wool.
    January 13 2021, 04:51:36 PM
  • 85and87turbofun: Steve, I read the death rate in 1920 was low because of all the deaths that occured during child birth. Yes people are living longer too. But, I knew a guy who died of cancer. His doc said they really haven't improved on treatment, just got better at finding it sooner.
    January 14 2021, 10:59:36 AM
  • Steve Wood: Yes, I have read that.  I would not be surprised  if it was also lower because of the deaths in WWI and the Spanish flu that hit us so hard during the war.  I find it sad to go to the local graveyard and see all the infant death stones as well as the ones that happened in the first year of life back in that time frame.
    January 14 2021, 11:24:21 AM
  • Steve Wood: I hate to be a conspiracy theorist, but I don't think they really want to find a cure for the various cancers.  That would not be very profitable.
    January 14 2021, 11:25:52 AM
  • TexasT: [link] that doesn't even come close to being believable for a trump supporter.
    January 14 2021, 12:38:15 PM
  • TexasT: I think it is more profitable to keep treating the cancer than to actually cure it. And collect the money to do more research. Just look at that MD Anderson in Houston. That place is huge.
    January 15 2021, 09:10:44 AM
  • Steve Wood: Oddly, a couple of the new Covid vaccines use a similar technique that has been talked about for years to cure cancer.  They hunt and kill particular virus cells and do not harm others unlike conventional cancer drugs.  Took less than a year to develop to the stage being given out now.  Cancer treatment is big bucks.
    January 15 2021, 10:13:18 AM
  • 85and87turbofun: It's aggravating to go see my PCP for a thing and he sends me to the specialist. The specialist says it's nothing and gets paid $220. You mean to tell me my PCP don't know that thing is noting? I think they all try not to step on each other's toes. Wife went in for mamogram. Never had a problem. Now dense tissue requires further tests. It's now a diagnostic not covered by insurance so we get billed $1000. Results are normal but still were out $1000. PCP wrote it as diagnostic, if he wrote screening, it would be covered. Gee since they didn't find anything wrong, wasn't it screening? I hate doctors.
    January 16 2021, 11:45:21 AM
  • Steve Wood: Yep, it's a brotherhood... let's cycle them thru the system
    January 16 2021, 03:45:56 PM
  • Be4u: Sorry to hear about Nelson rip!
    January 17 2021, 04:06:26 AM
  • Be4u: Yall stay safe which ever way yall choose to.
    January 17 2021, 04:07:07 AM
  • 85and87turbofun: [link] Now,, comes news of a cheap and effective drug for covid?
    January 20 2021, 03:59:32 PM
  • Steve Wood: I use ivermectic to dose sheep and goats for internal parasites.  It is also one of the primary heartworm medicines for dogs and cats.    As far as I know, there has been no definitive proof of it being an effective virus treatment but it is being tested after claims arose that it appeared to help some people with mild cases of covid.  I guess time will tell if it proves out.
    January 20 2021, 06:29:32 PM
  • TexasT: [link] another case where they valued his stuff more than their lives.
    Today at 06:55:50 AM
  • Steve Wood: Guess he was supposed to wait on to see if they shot him first
    Today at 09:34:25 AM
  • nocooler: What’s in the water in Portland? People have lost their damn minds
    Today at 11:54:02 AM
  • Steve Wood: yep, anarchy has taken foot hold and government did not resist it.  Now they are reaping the whirlwind.
    Today at 02:25:26 PM

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