Boob test

For those of you looking for a break while social distancing and working from home or the heck of it.

*** Warning this is not an exercise to do with the kids.

I got 16 out of 20 which is enough to win the world cups 🙂
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TV’s ‘Diesel Brothers’ to pay US$850,000 fine for rolling coal | Driving

https://postmediadriving.wordpress.com/auto-news/news/tvs-diesel-brothers-to-pay-us850000-fine-for-rolling-coal

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Exclusive: For $3, a ‘robot lawyer’ will sue data brokers that don’t delete your personal and location info – Fortune

Digital Health, a new service from DoNotPay, maker of the Robo Revenge’ app, can demand that more than 100 data brokers stop selling your location data, phone number, and even facial recognition information, for just $3.

https://fortune.com/2020/03/05/delete-location-data-privacy-personal-information-donotpay/

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Will fear or rational thinking dominate as the COVID-19 virus outbreak plays out?

CTV news

Mar 15 2020

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I noticed last week in at least Winnipeg that panic buying started at Costco, Walmart and Superstore. Safeway, Coop and Sobeys were less affected initially. Not sure if demographics may have had something to do with it. Price gouging and profiteering was part of it but thankfully big box stores plus Amazon, Kijiji and others have taken action to discourage this for several reasons including it puts the more vulnerable at risk.

It makes sense during a virus outbreak to make sure the vulnerable and as many people as possible have access to cleaning supplies and essentials especially if they need to self quarantine so we should not overreact out of irrational fear.

My wifey tends to use Superstore, buys less but more often and meal plans to minimize food waste and save money which I am grateful for. I don’t enjoy shopping and more often use Coop, Safeway, Sobeys or IGA to avoid the crowds, for the quality and more variety. I sometimes buy in bulk especially for non or less perishable items and if they on sale to reduce shopping trips and save money.

She once confiscated my Costco card and didn’t want to renew it after a trend of me getting carried away including a $700 bill for mostly food. To my defense the $99 dumpable wagon I got is still our most used and appreciated yard tool. I have made things much worse for myself when doing this bulk shops shortly after she has done the shopping or when she sends me out for milk

We have somewhat limited freezer and food storage space which is part of it but we are still adequately stocked to be able to quarantine for at least two weeks if needed without panic buying.

China and South Korea which were the first and second hot spots are already seeing a reduction of new infection cases internally but if it turns out this outbreak becomes a lot worse or regardless there is many things we can do to reduce the risks for ourselves, our loved ones and others without panicking.

Hopefully it helps people appreciate family, friends and life more.

There is lots of conspiracy theories or doomsday predictions especially on social misleadia about this outbreak and related but am hoping there is enough good left in people that it doesn’t turn out to be that bad. I hope it just a result of it being novel and they don’t have enough data like they have for the regular flu strains or vaccine so are being extra cautious till they know more. The reduction in China and SK are a good sign and that plus stimulus announcements helped equity markets gain some loses but still not stabilized or recovered enough. Time will tell how it plays out but how people react can make a difference .

The information from more trusted sources is saying people shouldn’t get covid-19 again if they had it already. If it mutates yes they could get it again but how long it takes to mutate I didn’t hear, maybe next season? Also if people have built up immunity from this strain hopefully their body can combat the mutated version more quickly. I.e. less severe symptoms. As for getting more common influenza that has been the risk each year but there has been less panic.

Yes most people will likely get this new virus. It just the rate of infection that is the concern as healthcare systems can only handle so many severe cases at once so they trying to slow the spread so it more gradual.

Once infected you are immune, same as the flu. You don’t get the same flu over and over again. Flu virus mutates rapidly, corona viruses do not (Sars/mers/covid) are all corona viruses. Once infected your immune system creates antibodies to identify and destroy the virus quickly.

China is already over it. 3-4 months and back to normal ish… Media is making a mountain out of the mole hill

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Has questionable census classifications contributed to divisiveness?

Voters waiting to cast their ballots in Florida on Tuesday.Credit…Brynn Anderson/Associated Press
Voters waiting to cast their ballots in Florida on Tuesday.Credit…Brynn Anderson/Associated Press

Opinion

New York Times

Aug 30 2018

Who’s Afraid of a White Minority?
The battle over how to project the future population of the United States has profound political implications.

A different perspective on some of the divisiveness in at least the US regarding race and immigration. This is another example of the how statistics being collected and represented can alter public opinions with significant impacts.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/30/opinion/america-white-minority-majority.html

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One cup of milk per day associated with up to 50 per cent increase in breast cancer risk: study


New evidence suggests that women who drink as little as one cup of dairy milk per day could increase their risk of developing breast cancer by up to 50 per cent. (Efired/shutterstock.com)

HEALTH | News

Nicole BogartCTVNews.ca Writer

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Published Tuesday, February 25, 2020 1:15PM EST

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/one-cup-of-milk-per-day-associated-with-up-to-50-per-cent-increase-in-breast-cancer-risk-study-1.4826979

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In at least Canada they no longer allow artificial growth hormone to be used but there is natural hormones in the milk and often 75% of the dairy herd is pregnant.

“This study was supported by the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (grant 1UO1CA152939; and the World Cancer Research Fund (U.K.) (grant 2009/93). The funding agencies had no role in the design, analysis or writing of this article”

Link to the study

https://academic.oup.com/ije/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ije/dyaa007/5743492

The dairy industry has been funding academic research which it claims is independent and some has concluded dairy products or diets high in calcium MAY reduce the risk of premenopausal breast cancer.

https://www.dairynutrition.ca/scientific-evidence/cancer/milk-products-and-breast-cancer

Which research is more trustworthy.

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AliExpress, Amazon, eBay, Walmart and Wish ride with suspected or confirmed fakes


Marketplace tested dozens of products purchased from popular online platforms, including AliExpress, Amazon, eBay, Walmart and Wish, finding many that were suspected or confirmed to be fake by a panel of counterfeit experts. (CBC)

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/marketplace-counterfeits-fakes-online-shopping-1.5470639

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