Joe Mansfield (@helvick)

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Mostly harmless.. Octavus Deletus Est. Now let’s remove the 27th and bring back jus soli.

http://helvick.blogspot.com

Dublin

2007-06-21 13:29:41

This is quite an astonishing letter signed by a large part of the faculty at Yale in an effort to counter the HCQ craziness being espoused by one of their own and others. The final note about AIDS sadly shows why we must never stop confronting the crazy. https://medium.com/@gregggonsalves/statement-from-yale-faculty-on-hydroxychloroquine-and-its-use-in-...

As I understand it we have three counties locked down because an industry figured out how to avoid paying workers sick pay. If true then I’m thinking we should send the bill for shutting down those counties to those companies. For a start.

I mean you could do a local lockdown in Kildare, Laois and Offaly or, hear me out on this one. You could make food processing factories not put their workers in battery chicken conditions.

This interview with Bill Gates is awesome. He pulls no punches about the conspiracy theories about his work, US government's anti-science approach to COVID & antitrust concerns with big tech. https://www.wired.com/story/bill-gates-on-covid-most-us-tests-are-completely-garbage/

God, I hate how post modernism has infected every aspect of society. “Arbiters of reality” 🙄. Reality *is* arbitrary. Gravity exists. Water is wet. Covid is real. Masks fucking work. And so do fucking vaccines. These things aren’t open for debate. https://twitter.com/coiningbits/status/1291797318224797696?s=21

 @𝗔𝗶𝗱𝗮𝗻 𝗢’𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻 I literally love when people decide they are the arbiters of reality and decide to notify others that "we must be careful of these people that don't see reality like I do" .

Bane is truly the man of 2020:

- Wore a mask before it was cool

- Overthrows the 1% and robs the stock exchange

- Traps Gotham PD in the tunnels

- Not afraid to cancel sporting events

Bane is truly the man of 2020: - Wore a mask before it was cool - Overthrows the 1% and robs the stock exchange - Traps Gotham PD in the tunnels - Not afraid to cancel sporting events

The white deer of Mallow Castle, Co. Cork. The original herd dates back to the late 16th century, when Elizabeth I gifted these distinctive deer to the  Norreys family of Mallow castle 

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The white deer of Mallow Castle, Co. Cork. The original herd dates back to the late 16th century, when Elizabeth I gifted these distinctive deer to the Norreys family of Mallow castle Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/maartenwvdam/9851396214/in/photolist-dic68j-mWZjC-71hZJ8-9Fqs9S-dWroQH...

The timeline here is stark as can be.

30th July: One case confirmed.
- 6 days later -
5th August: 80 cases confirmed.

The timeline here is stark as can be. 30th July: One case confirmed. - 6 days later - 5th August: 80 cases confirmed.

“In a normal environment, the United States and like-minded allies and partners would come together to show Lebanon a way out of the abyss, simultaneously striking a blow against Iranian influence and helping Lebanon avoid becoming a failed state.” (/2) https://thehill.com/opinion/international/510830-why-the-us-and-its-allies-should-keep-lebanon-from-...

Is the US doing anything?

🇷🇺🇱🇧 👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️ Among the many doctors, who arrived in #Beirut as part of the Russian relief & humanitarian mission, are top-class Russian pediatric & neuro- surgeons. Thanks to the assistance & initiative of @rsgov & @dzdmos, they will begin operating shortly #RussiaHelps

🇷🇺🇱🇧 👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️ Among the many doctors, who arrived in  #Beirut as part of the Russian relief & humanitarian mission, are top-class Russian pediatric & neuro- surgeons. Thanks to the assistance & initiative of  @Rossotrudnichestvo &  @Мosgorzdrav, they will begin operating shortly  #RussiaHelps

I remember Mike Ryan from the WHO saying that if the virus is not eradicated in refugee camps, none of us are safe. The virus does not recognise the 2-tier system of humanity we have sadly learned to overlook.  #enddp  #COVID19ireland

An immunology board game would have a rulebook that's 600 pages long and is written only in acronyms; there's a cupboard's worth of tokens; and every so often, the board spontaneously catches fire.

 @Ed Yong You could probably make a fortune using this article as the inspiration for an immunology board game, a la Pandemic but in microcosm. cc:  @Z-Man Games

Every penny this hero raised for the NHS has been lost to Liz Truss' mate who has a company worth £100 on paper.... Let that sink in. #PPEcorruption

Every penny this hero raised for the NHS has been lost to Liz Truss' mate who has a company worth £100 on paper.... Let that sink in.  #PPEcorruption

Interesting study suggesting that more generous unemployment insurance improves the functioning of the labor market by improving employer-employee match quality

New evidence on the impact of more-generous unemployment insurance on workers’ ability to find jobs better suited to their skills, from Ammar Farooq, Adriana D. Kugler, and Umberto Muratori

New evidence on the impact of more-generous unemployment insurance on workers’ ability to find jobs better suited to their skills, from Ammar Farooq, Adriana D. Kugler, and Umberto Muratori https://nber.org/papers/w27574

Yeah, I was playing on it.

Do you remember the first time you ever heard a Beatles song?

Do you remember the first time you ever heard a Beatles song?

Yesterday, I wrote about the idea that Qanon is an alternate reality game, recapping the arguments that leading ARG designer @adrianhon had published:



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Yesterday, I wrote about the idea that Qanon is an alternate reality game, recapping the arguments that leading ARG designer  @Adrian Hon had published: https://pluralistic.net/2020/08/05/behavioral-v-contextual/#adrian-hon 1/

A new Government of Ireland campaign has been launched to tackle the problem of littering in some the country’s most scenic spots. We call on everyone to protect our beautiful landscapes and #LeaveNoTrace when you explore the outdoors 🌲 4

A new Government of Ireland campaign has been launched to tackle the problem of littering in some the country’s most scenic spots. We call on everyone to protect our beautiful landscapes and  #LeaveNoTrace when you explore the outdoors 🌲

the world's biggest landlord will only use a massive DNA database for good, I reckon.

Blackstone to acquire  for $4.7 billion

Blackstone to acquire http://Ancestry.com for $4.7 billion https://reut.rs/3gwwPRp

Anti-vax grifters. A tale in 2 tweets.

-with @DrsuzanneH 2

Anti-vax grifters. A tale in 2 tweets. -with  @Dr Suzanne Humphries

Gotta look closely, but cool shock diamonds! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shock_diamond

Supersonic flow at home. Shock diamond shadowgraphy of the nozzle of an air duster can. @thephysicsgirl

Supersonic flow at home. Shock diamond shadowgraphy of the nozzle of an air duster can.  @Dianna Cowern

Thread.

For years, @remixeverything's "Everything is a Remix" video series has traced the links between beloved contemporary art and largely forgotten historical roots, making the case that culture is accretive, and originality is just hiding your influences.

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For years,  @Kirby Ferguson's "Everything is a Remix" video series has traced the links between beloved contemporary art and largely forgotten historical roots, making the case that culture is accretive, and originality is just hiding your influences. 1/

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