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originally posted by: PokeyJoe
a reply to: EndtheMadnessNow
This really is absurd. I'm starting to regret moving from NC to TX. At least they can keep the heat and AC on in NC. Its only June here and its already hotter than the Devi's dick. What are we going to do in July and August when its 105 outside?!?!?
.....The family’s smart thermostat was installed a few years ago as part of a new home security package. Many smart thermostats can be enrolled in a program called "Smart Savers Texas." It's operated by a company called EnergyHub.
The agreement states that in exchange for an entry into sweepstakes, electric customers allow them to control their thermostats during periods of high energy demand. EnergyHub’s list of its clients include TXU Energy, CenterPoint and ERCOT.
English said he unenrolled their thermostat as soon as he found out.
“I wouldn’t want anybody else controlling my things for me,” he said.
A scroll through a Houston Reddit board shows English is not alone. Several others said they found out during this week’s heatwave that their thermostats were being accessed, and turned up, remotely......
The Washington Post and Axios report on the ongoing fallout from the "contentious" decision to approve Aduhelm while CNN covers the costs and side-effects of the new drug. The Cincinnati Enquirer notes it will be available at UC Health and two other Ohio sites.
Two members of a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel resigned this week after the agency’s contentious decision to approve an Alzheimer’s drug over the objections of its outside advisers. David S. Knopman, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic, said Wednesday in an email to The Washington Post that he did not “wish to be part of a sham process” that ultimately resulted in the agency’s approval Monday of Biogen’s Aduhelm, also known as aducanumab. ... Earlier this week, Joel S. Perlmutter, a neurologist at Washington University in St. Louis, resigned from the committee, according to the trade publications Stat News and the Pink Sheet. (
A new poll of more than 1,400 people who work in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries by John Carroll of Endpoints News reveals a clear consensus: The FDA made a big mistake approving Aduhelm, Biogen's Alzheimer's treatment, and the $56,000 price tag does not match any possible benefit. Even the industry's own experts are not defending the FDA and Biogen
Biogen CEO Michel Vounatsos told CNBC on Monday that the list price of $56,000 per year for the company's FDA-approved Alzheimer's disease drug aducanumab is "fair."
Shares of Biogen surged as high as 60% on Monday after the Food and Drug Administration announced it had approved the company's drug for the disease. It
Biogen Inc. today announced its plans to build a new gene therapy manufacturing facility at its Research Triangle Park (RTP) manufacturing campuses in North Carolina to support its growing gene therapy pipeline across multiple therapeutic areas.
With this new facility, Biogen is investing in robust and scalable gene therapy manufacturing with the goal of ensuring reliable supply to patients worldwide. Gene therapy is an emerging therapeutic modality that may be suitable for a growing list of genetically validated targets in neuroscience.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – If you’ve gotten the impression that North Carolina is a hotbed of research and development to combat the COVID-19 coronavirus, you are right.
Nowhere is that more evident than at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, home to some of the top coronavirus experts in the world and the highest-ranked U.S. university for coronavirus research.
Those familiar with the work of Ralph Baric, Ph.D., and others in the UNC academic community – and their successes – won’t be surprised by the school’s high ranking for coronavirus research.
Baric, Kenan distinguished professor of epidemiology at the Gillings School of Public Health, has studied coronaviruses for more than three decades. He is considered one of the leading experts in the field. The Baric Lab he established at the Gillings School specializes in coronaviruses and other emerging infectious diseases.
A new Cleveland Clinic-led study has identified mechanisms by which COVID-19 can lead to Alzheimer's disease-like dementia. The findings, published in Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, indicate an overlap between COVID-19 and brain changes common in Alzheimer's, and may help inform risk management and therapeutic strategies for COVID-19-associated cognitive impairment
While researchers found little evidence that the virus targets the brain directly, they discovered close network relationships between the virus and genes/proteins associated with several neurological diseases, most notably Alzheimer's, pointing to pathways by which COVID-19 could lead to AD-like dementia. To explore this further, they investigated potential associations between COVID-19 and neuroinflammation and brain microvascular injury, which are both hallmarks of Alzheimer's.
A February conference by the drug company Biogen was initially thought to have infected 99 people. By the end of October, it was feared that the number had grown as high as 300,000.
When it was disclosed last spring that the coronavirus had stealthily infected 99 people after the Cambridge, Mass., pharmaceutical company Biogen held a two-day conference in February, it helped add the term “superspreader” to the pandemic lexicon
A new analysis of the Biogen event at a Boston hotel has concluded that the coronavirus strains loosed at the meeting have since migrated worldwide, infecting about 245,000 Americans — and potentially as many as 300,000 — by the end of October.
The virus strains spread to at least 29 states. They were found in Australia, Sweden and Slovakia. They wended their way from a room packed with biotechnology executives to Boston homeless shelters, where they also spread widely among occupants.
The analysis, by more than 50 health care experts and researchers based primarily in the Boston area, was published on Thursday in Science, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. It is based on genetic analyses of the coronavirus taken from 28 people who attended the Biogen annual leadership conference, at a Marriott hotel on the Boston waterfront, on Feb. 26 and 27.
At the time, only 30 coronavirus infections had been confirmed in the United States, according to data compiled by The New York Times. More than a month earlier, Chinese authorities had quarantined the 11 million residents of Wuhan, where Covid-19 was first detected. But the epidemics that would ravage Europe were still on the horizon; Italy had recorded its first death only days earlier.
originally posted by: Guyfriday
a reply to: crankyoldman
Makes one wonder if the so-called "Suicide Weekend" is suppose to be about the wrong doers or the righteous people being lifted out of here.
I mean let's say a rapture like event happened, how would the media report on that if only a small amount of people were taken? Even if only 10% of the worlds population disappeared in an instance, how would the world react? Everyone like to point to the Matrix, but what if it really is like Avengers: End Game?
originally posted by: F5thCav
Taking stock from Cav's point of view.
+ The amount of change wrought in the Western world in the last five years or so is not progress; it is destabilization. Notably, no other cultural centers of the world are in a rush to redefine their underpinnings.
+ The credibility of most Western governments and key institutions is at a low point. Transparency, accountability, and rule of law are treated as quaint notions of earlier times. Governance is shambolic.
+ Entire professions are busily transforming themselves into scruffy trades that need not be concerned with such bothers as ethical standards and obligations to greater society.
+ The merchant class appears eager to offer its necks to the Marxist noose.
+ Critical thinking is a rapidly vanishing commodity that is actively targeted by the woke.
+ Western governments, pretending 'tolerance', risk the loss of sovereignty by ignoring the need for firm control of their national frontiers.
+ Rogue technologists and their products are practically unbounded; Covid and the response to it are only one set of consequences with many more to come at humanity's expense.
+ The extreme concentration of wealth in the hands of a small group of individuals has enabled the corruption of entire governments. Activist billionaires answer to no one and do as they will, even as their disconnection from greater society is ever more apparent.
+ Propaganda and rank manipulation of the masses is more powerful than ever.
The party said late last month that it would allow all couples to have as many as three children, weeks after a once-in-a-decade census showed China, the world’s most populous nation, on the cusp of a historic downturn in its population.
Last month, Chinese leader Xi Jinping told senior party officials that he regards China’s aging population as a threat to national security, calling on senior officials to address the challenge, according to the state-run Xinhua News Agency.
Demographic and economic experts say aggressive moves are needed to slow China’s drop in births. The country’s population is expected to fall from the current 1.41 billion to roughly 730 million people by the end of this century, according to projections by an international team of scientists published last year in the British medical journal The Lancet.
originally posted by: Justoneman
Some churches and places of worship will experience 90% or greater disappearance if they are in the service when it happens and the media will call it a cultic suicide. But they will have no proof because there will be no body to identify.
originally posted by: crankyoldman
They ruled no standing, which doesn't show strength. What makes zero sense is how did it get this far if they had no standing?
originally posted by: EndtheMadnessNow
a reply to: lambros56
Dianne Marshall, an amateur historian, bible scholar, and author went digging and found that it is actually an Antediluvian term. It means, “In the end we win.” According to Marshall, it was commonly used by the sons of Adam as they fought against the evil and fallen men."
originally posted by: cherokeetroy
a reply to: Justoneman
I kind of don't agree with this. The unhealthy dependency on money (their artificial currency) is the root of all the corruption that binds us to this system. If you love money, if you chase it, if you have an emotional attachment to it and an unhealthy dependency on it then you are compromised. You are a corrupted system feeding into the corruption of the larger systems that we exist in. Period. The Bible states that the love of money is the root of all evil and this statement is 100% correct. Emotional dependence on money is no different than emotional dependence on drugs. Dependency and addiction function within identical neural pathways regardless of what the substance is. The only difference between drugs and money is that money is a socially acceptable addiction. In fact, it's more or less required in order to participate in this sick, sick system
originally posted by: Guyfriday
If a real day was to be given for the freeing and ending of slavery shouldn't it be September 22nd? That is the day that Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation into law. Shouldn't that date be the Federal Holiday? So then why June 19th.
originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: EndtheMadnessNow
China had 52 dams break in August of 1975.
Maybe there will be a replay.