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Prophet Zacharia

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  1. At least you could trust their data to be raw. The new company hired by the HHS is specifically adept at presenting data in “useful” ways. And for $10 M, I suspect they may have motivation to present data in a way their employer wants it. PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Hospital data related to the coronavirus pandemic will no longer go to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. Instead, it will be collected by TeleTracking Technologies, a private technology firm based in Pittsburgh. Throughout the pandemic, the CDC has collected information from hospitals on the number of ICU beds and personal protective equipment available. Now the federal government is directing that information from hospitals go to a platform created by TeleTracking. The CDC says it is stepping aside in order to streamline reporting of COVID-19 data from hospitals.
  2. I know there are a lot of empty nesters on this forum, but do people know what schools in their area are planning to do in less than a month’s time? My HS junior will be doing remote learning, although they are offering in-person options, too. My college freshman is planning to go to campus, although he’ll be in a single dorm room and doing mostly on-line classes.
  3. We're 32, but that's because there is a HUUUUUUGGGGGHHHHH piece of farmland between Philly and Pittsburgh, with only Scranton, Harrisburg and Erie as contributing urban areas.
  4. Another thought, I've gotten to see his engineer brain in full motion. He'll go off to Penn State this fall for likely ME major (possibly EE), but he's proven to me that he's got the mindset for the career he's chosen. I've also come to believe he'd be fine as an Army demolition expert.
  5. I won because he’s home working on his car instead of hanging out in the community during Covid. I agree it’s a calculated risk, but one way or another it will leave my garage when I need it to.
  6. My son decided he was going to buy and refurbish a Subaru WRX. His ambition is admirable, he’s stripped that thing down and rebuilding. My garage is now littered with fenders, bumpers, bucket seats, lights, etc, and he’s off in Ohio this weekend looking for parts. I am not a car guy, that he’s taken on this project is impressive to me.
  7. I didn’t know of her before she worked with Gabriel in 1986.
  8. I never listened. The craziest I could tolerate was G. Gordon Liddy who had a radio show when I was in college (I was in Baltimore, not sure if it was regional or syndicated) that followed Howard Stern. I think Rush followed that, but I never listened. Maybe I actually went to class?
  9. My dog sleeps on a separate bench at the foot of my bed. Problem solved.
  10. That requires far better buy-in than currently exists.
  11. California king is extra roomy.
  12. Didn’t he contract it at a re-election campaign rally where he refused to wear a mask? And Rep. Gohmert refused to wear a mask and is now ill. And a “Cops for Trump” rally with Mike Pence near me today is virtually mask-free.
  13. You’re still using the iPhone 4? It’s in the photo app itself. Click on a photo, and on the top right, just under battery indicator, you’ll see the edit button. When you select edit, as seen at the top of the second photo, at the top left is a gray square which allows you to rotate the photo.
  14. No, not all. But it’s difficult to believe after hearing from the temporary head of Homeland Security that they’ve not gone in primed with a hard-ass agenda.
  15. Other than the Elderberry trees?
  16. Feed them! One puppy is eating the other!
  17. Have you shown us pictures of the view yet?
  18. No one wants your bathroom overlooking their scenic vista.
  19. We had a major BLM demonstration about two weeks ago, at rush hour on a fairly major state highway. Remembering a black motorist who had been killed by Police about 15 years ago. It was a major inconvenience for commuters to deal with it, and I’m sure few gained sympathy from the act, but the police closed the road, let the protest happen, and then it was over. No arrests, no violence, no mayhem.
  20. “Agnello hit back — with a counterclaim for $2,500 that he said covers the value of his destroyed bicycle, the time he spent recuperating, and the sheer aggravation of the ordeal. But, he said, he would settle for Cook dropping his claim. “ A) his bike should have been paid for by insurance already B.) He shouldn’t drop his counter suit under any circumstances.
  21. I would not put a boat above my Porsche on a trailer, but what do I know?
  22. My concern is that undertrained (or wrongly trained) people react poorly to stress. And fear. Add on a martyr or crusader complex and politics, you get people far more likely to act more aggressively than situations call for.
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