Monday, November 30, 2020

Simple, Complex And Esoteric

 ​Dosing Appropriately,​

“It’s the vitamin-D, stupid​!​​ (Take 5000 units per day long term if you weigh over 100#. Double that dose for a couple of months if just starting.)​
Conclusions The previous studies, reporting a vitamin D blood level impact, compared COVID-19 severity between different patients populations and so can hardly discriminate whether the vitamin D blood level is a real factor of covid-19 severity or only a marker of another weakness being the primary severity factor. In contrary, the date of the boost is an intrapopulation observation and can thus only be triggered by a parameter globally affecting the population, i.e. the sun UV daily dose decreases. This result evidences that low vitamin blood D level is a contributing factor of COVID-19 severity.

Poor people working “casually” in nursing homes had to work sick, and work part time in multiple nursing homes, because that’s business. There is, unfortunately, no way to solve this. Move along…

This paper looks at the common long-term persistence of loss of smell after SARS-CoV-2 infection, and finds a golden-hamster animal model, where persistent loss of smell appears to be caused by persistent viral infection of cells in that area. This again raises the question I keep having about the possibility of low level viral infection causing persistent symptoms like fatigue, shortness of breath, and loss of smell.

These are the people. Note that these people in the study were selected for having long term persistence of symptoms. This does not say what percentage of their population cohort they might comprise. It is not rare…
Young, low risk patients with ongoing symptoms of covid-19 had signs of damage to multiple organs four months after initially being infected, a preprint study has suggested.1
Initial data from 201 patients suggest that almost 70% had impairments in one or more organs four months after their initial symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

One potentially good thing about the Oxford-Astra-Zeneca vaccine is that it is not a messenger RNA, genetic engineering, “vaccine”, but a more traditional adenovirus-vector based vaccine, as is Russian Sputnik-V. It will also be freely shared technology, which makes it a threat to profits, so a media target.

If you have not, already, had too much of the World Economic Forum's "Great Reset" plans for us; if you could possibly stomach more...

​64 person hit team set up by Israel. I wonder if our tax dollars contributed... Iran has had no nuclear weapons program for almost 20 years.
How Mossad executed Iran's nuclear chief: Power to the entire region was cut as gun and bomb attack blasted his convoy before he was dragged from car and finished off... then the 12 assassins melted away

The Isreali-suicide-robot-machine-gunner version:
​  ​At that point shots were fired again from a Nisan pickup truck which stopped 150 meters from Fakhrizadeh’s car. The shots were fired from an automatic machine gun which was mounted on the pickup truck and operated by remote control.
​  ​Fakhrizadeh was hit by three bullets – one hit him in the spine. Seconds later the Nisan pickup truck exploded in what looks like a self destruct mechanism. According to Fars news Iranian security forces identified the owner of the pickup truck who left Iran on October 29th.

Patrick Basham writes clearly and dispassionately here, a professional assessment of the current election.
​  ​I am a pollster and I find this election to be deeply puzzling. I also think that the Trump campaign is still well within its rights to contest the tabulations. Something very strange happened in America’s democracy in the early hours of Wednesday November 4 and the days that followed. It’s reasonable for a lot of Americans to want to find out exactly what.

​This is not even-handed ("smartest guy in the room"), and I posted the story already, but this provides further background.
​  In her Georgia complaint, Sidney Powell included the declaration of Navid Keshavarz-Nia, an expert witness who stated under oath that there was massive computer fraud in the 2020 election, all of it intended to secure a victory for Joe Biden.

What might the Rothschild-banking-pawn-president-of-France do when he sees politically incorrect police brutality?
Macron "Very Shocked" Over Filmed Police Beating Of Black Man For Not Wearing Mask

​Film a cop-crime; go to jail:
Police tear gas Parisian protesters after tens of thousands demonstrate against new law that bans filming police

​Some of these protesters seem to know who pulls Macron's strings. American protesters just burn and pillage local stores.​
​​  “We have to broaden the debate, and by doing that, we say that if there were no police violence, we wouldn’t have to film violent policemen,” ​   ​Assa Traore, a prominent anti-brutality activist whose brother died in police custody in 2016, told The Associated Press.
​  ​At least 46,000 people packed the sprawling Republique plaza and surrounding streets carrying red union flags, French tricolor flags and homemade signs denouncing police violence, demanding media freedom or calling for the resignation of French President Emmanuel Macron or his tough-talking interior minister, Gerald Darmanin...
​  ​What we found most remarkable is that as rioting escalated, the protesters did something they have never done before (to our knowledge): they set fire to the facade of the central bank building in Paris

Norway Criminalizes Hate Speech Against Transgender People in Private Homes or Conversations​ 
(What constitutes "hate speech"? Conspiracy to commit murder?​ What is the useful purpose of this law to government? It's bound to exist.​)

Richard Nixon and Ag. Secretary, Earl Butz ("Get big or get out") weaponized farming under advice from Henry Kissinger.
​  ​One per cent of the world’s farms operate 70% of crop fields, ranches and orchards, according to a report that highlights the impact of land inequality on the climate and nature crises.
​  ​Since the 1980s, researchers found control over the land has become far more concentrated both directly through ownership and indirectly through contract farming, which results in more destructive monocultures and fewer carefully tended smallholdings.
​  ​Asia and Africa have the highest levels of smallholdings, where human input tends to be higher than chemical and mechanical factors, and where time frames are more likely to be for generations rather than 10-year investment cycles. Worldwide, between 80% and 90% of farms are family or smallholder-owned. But they cover only a small and shrinking part of the land and commercial production.
​  ​Over the past four decades, the biggest shift from small to big was in the United States and Europe, where ownership is in fewer hands and even individual farmers work under strict contracts for retailers, trading conglomerates and investment funds.
​  ​Ward said these financial arrangements are now spreading to the developing world, which is accelerating the decline of soil quality, the overuse of water resources, and the pace of deforestation.
​  ​“The concentration of ownership and control results in a greater push for monocultures and more intensive agriculture as investment funds tend to work on 10-year cycles to generate returns,” he said.
​  ​This is also connected to social problems, including poverty, migration, conflict and the spread of zoonotic diseases like Covid-19.
​  ​To address this, the report recommends greater regulation and oversight of opaque land ownership systems, a shift in tax regimes to support smallholders and better environmental management, and great support for the land-rights of communities.
​  ​“Smallholder farmers, family farmers, indigenous people and small communities are much more cautious with use of land. It’s not just about return on investment; it’s about culture, identity and leaving something for the next generation. They take much more care and in the long run, they produce more per unit area and destroy less.”

​People are sending me this story, as if these guys originated this idea:
University of Bologna astrophysicist Franco Vazza and University of Verona neurosurgeon Alberto Feletti document the extraordinary similarities between the cosmic network of galaxies and the complex web of neurons in the human brain. The detailed study was published in the journal Frontiers in Physics showcasing the human brain has roughly 27 orders of magnitude separated in scale, while similarly, the composition of the cosmic web shows comparable levels of complexity and self-organization, according to the researchers.

​I posted this almost 3 months ago; different physicist.
Physicist: The Entire Universe Might Be a Neural Network
"The idea is definitely crazy, but if it is crazy enough to be true? That remains to be seen."
​...​preprint uploaded to arXiv this summer, a physics professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth named Vitaly Vanchurin attempts to reframe reality in a particularly eye-opening way — suggesting that we’re living inside a massive neural network that governs everything around us. In other words, he wrote in the paper, it’s a “possibility that the entire universe on its most fundamental level is a neural network.”

​Science remains conflicted as to how to define and measure "reality". 
(I think the first assumption is stronger than the other two, don't you? Third one weakest?)
New Quantum Paradox Reveals Contradiction Between Widely Held Beliefs
​  ​“The paradox means that if quantum theory works to describe observers, scientists would have to give up one of three cherished assumptions about the world,” said Associate Professor Eric Cavalcanti, a senior theory author on the paper.
​  ​“The first assumption is that when a measurement is made, the observed outcome is a real, single event in the world. This assumption rules out, for example, the idea that the universe can split, with different outcomes being observed in different parallel universes.”
​  ​“The second assumption is that experimental settings can be freely chosen, allowing us to perform randomized trials. And the third assumption is that once such a free choice is made, its influence cannot spread out into the universe faster than light,” he said.

Arguably Real​


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    1. Originally From John Wetterau
      (I removed your contact information, Amigo)
      Bro John, agreed on the assumptions. On the neurologic / galactic similarity, isn't it likely due to a physical optimization of some kind that scales dimensionally and is yet to be discovered?
      Good post. Small farming is so superior when you look at the larger picture. The Amish, Fukuoka, 16,000 years of land stewardship in the Columbia / Snake River Basin, on and on... Big money ag is maddeningly short sighted.
      Pretty much everything Big is, come to think of it. I found, in my own writing, that the the most important and the hardest thing to do is to get small; fifty years and it never got easier. Same challenge now, learning to paint. Great fun.

  2. JW asked: "On the neurologic / galactic similarity, isn't it likely due to a physical optimization of some kind that scales dimensionally and is yet to be discovered?"
    A: I can't really tell whether I'm bedazzled, befuddled or bamboozled these days.
    There is a compelling argument that "I" as the "self" I feel myself to "be" do not exist, despite Descartes thinking that he existed.
    What sub-program of what consciousness declares "I'm in charge here!"?
    (Al Haig flashback)

  3. My answer would be: life force, labelled (internally) by most as "I." I agree with the Buddhists who point out that "I" (the label) doesn't exist other than as a self constructed understanding or description that may be ridiculous, unwarranted, or helpful.
    I remember a European skier, Herman something, I think, at a major event. His nickname was "the terminator." He had a horrendous high speed wipe out, crashing head over skis, down the mountain. A TV news reporter caught up to him at the bottom and asked: "Are you going to make your last run?" Herman looked grim, glanced up the mountain, and shook his head slowly. "Ja," he said. "I am the terminator."
    Thanks for removing the email address. I forget about that stuff.

    1. Cittamatra, Mind-only school of Tibetan Buddhism argues that physical matter is not necessary for "us" to experience our lives and this world, but that all of this may exist within mind alone. I have not refuted it, and don't try much, either.

  4. FYI - Interesting Ivermectin paper:

    1. Yes, very good paper that I also found in the summer! Interesting background of ivermectin, originating in a soil microbe, and slightly modified to be taken by animals to eliminate parasites. It has myriad applications, as we are still discovering.