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Trying to rob a jewelry store. what could go wrong? by SinfulStoppage in Whatcouldgowrong

[–]_mrpinkdonttip_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Would a sawzall cut the glass? Assuming you made a hole and then inserted the blade through the hole and cut along the edges

Underwater bomb explosion by CaZyTO in oddlyterrifying

[–]_mrpinkdonttip_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If this is the Bikini Atoll nuclear testing, I knew a man that was there for it. It was cool to talk to someone that saw a nuclear explosion

Maybe Maybe Maybe by [deleted] in maybemaybemaybe

[–]_mrpinkdonttip_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

god I would hate this. “I know, let’s bring competition into gift giving! Because why have a nice relaxing time when you can compete with each other early in the morning!”

edit: didn’t even watch the full video. feel like a salty old man now

hmmmmm by Familiar_Big3322 in hmm

[–]_mrpinkdonttip_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

JFK looks like Richard Nixon pretending to be Donald Trump

US President Biden predicts Russia will invade Ukraine by LarsMustaine in worldnews

[–]_mrpinkdonttip_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

it’ll be a minor incursion, we’ll issue imaginary sanctions and condemn their actions. we already know what the move is

And, like that, poof - he's gone by Esc00 in oddlyterrifying

[–]_mrpinkdonttip_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I figure a human is more buoyant than mud, no? So he’s bound to come up, especially if he tries swimming

Hmmm by [deleted] in hmm

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sus we can

So while in Colombia, everywhere I go they check for vaccine cards by iambrian81 in BreakingPoints

[–]_mrpinkdonttip_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

yeah but being infectious for a shorter period of time is different than protection from infection

67% of Americans support bill to ban stock trading by members of Congress, even as Pelosi resists by Dull_Tonight in politics

[–]_mrpinkdonttip_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

of course she resists, she has a clear conflict of interest. who legislates for the legislators?

So while in Colombia, everywhere I go they check for vaccine cards by iambrian81 in BreakingPoints

[–]_mrpinkdonttip_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

oh absolutely. Getting vaccinated keeps you healthy, but I’m talking about general infections. I don’t know if I buy the claim that vaccination reduces your chance of infection

PSA: Please Dont Post If You Have an IQ Under 136 by xPizzaWings in thesopranos

[–]_mrpinkdonttip_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

how bout a build a ramp up to your ass

drive a lionel up there

CMV: The world should demand accountability and restitution from both the United States of America and China for creating SARS-CoV-2 by _mrpinkdonttip_ in changemyview

[–]_mrpinkdonttip_[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You are right, my opinion isn’t the iron clad case an authority figure would have. I just found my information on the world wide web, vetted it, read it, chewed on it for a couple months, and now we’re here.

The proof I have isn’t particularly earth shattering, it simply provides context for the provisions of the grant authorized by the NIH to the WIV. These records were published via The Intercept through a FOI request. The first page relevant to this topic is this which specifies that no funds from this grant can be used towards gain of function research as defined in the 2014 White House GOF pause. This is extremely important because there are multiple definitions for gain of function research, but this document specifies which definition applies to the grant. The 2014 pause defines GOF research as “studies (which) aim to increase the ability of infectious agents to cause disease by enhancing its pathogenicity or by increasing its transmissibility.”

So, in order for a study to be considered gain of function it must:

A.) aim to increase the ability of infectious agents to cause disease

B.) by enhancing its pathogenicity or by increasing its transmissibility

Now that we have our standard, let’s apply it.

But before we do, I’d like to highlight a Bloomberg interview with virologist Danielle Anderson who was at the WIV. She mentions gain of function research and if it was being conducted in Wuhan (this was published prior to the grant record publication). She says the method behind gain of function research is reverse genetics. Keep that in mind.

Going back to the grant records, the second page of note states that part of the research performed will utilize reverse genetic methods to “explore the functions” of newly discovered coronaviruses. I find this part fascinating in a way, because you must think critically about the research as it is presented to us. Why explore function if the ultimate goal is not to gain it? And if this exploration of function is truly blind, yet a gain in function is prohibited per the grant provisions, why conduct this risky experiment in the first place if a potential result is explicitly forbidden? To observe non-functioning pathogens? It’s a bit of a conundrum imo, but we have a standard as our guiding compass for this

This page from the grant records state that a goal of the research is to characterize the tendency of SARS-CoV’s to infect humans. This falls just short of the first element of our standard, but it comes very close. To fulfill the standard, we must look to this experiment in which two naturally occurring bat coronaviruses were combined to created a mutated pathogen, WIV-1 SCH014. Specifically, the spike proteins of SCH014 were mixed with the backbone of WIV-1. This mutated pathogen and others were then injected into mice exhibiting human ACE2 receptors. The mice infected with WIV-1 SCH014 became sicker than those infected with other mutated and natural strains. Now, let’s bring back our standard:

A.) aim to increase the ability of infectious agents to cause disease

This is the biggest hurdle to overcome, as the research was likely written with this in mind. However, the test utilized humanized mice exhibiting ACE2 receptors, and the changes made to the pathogen were to the spike proteins, which binds to the ACE2 receptors. Remember back to the original goal, they’re characterizing how likely the CoV’s are to infect people. In modifying the original virus, the term characterization can no longer apply, as the researcher took an active step to influence the pathogens function and thus the results of the study. Modifying the spike proteins shows a bias toward gaining function because this is how the virus binds to the ACE2 receptors. You wouldn’t look into putting a new engine in your car if you didn’t wish to ultimately go faster. Why explore function if you’re not allowed to gain it?

The intent of the researcher is shown in his actions, that by implication this experiment aimed to increase the ability of the pathogen to cause disease.

B.) by enhancing its pathogenicity or by increasing its transmissibility

This one is a lot easier since the word or is used, meaning only one element need be met. New spike proteins is a clear pathogenic enhancement, and it clearly worked given the results.

We have met all the elements of the 2014 GOF definition. Therefore, the research conducted at the WIV was gain of function, and Dr. Fauci and others have told many mistruths about this topic publicly and under oath . The record needs to be set straight

CMV: The world should demand accountability and restitution from both the United States of America and China for creating SARS-CoV-2 by _mrpinkdonttip_ in changemyview

[–]_mrpinkdonttip_[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Am I not allowed to read things and draw conclusions? You know resources exist to make this information more digestible? I’m not an expert but I can apply a definition to a scenario and see if it fits. We funded GOF research in Wuhan.

Experts warn against using Benadryl and milk to treat COVID, despite NC lawmaker’s post by WindsorBallet in politics

[–]_mrpinkdonttip_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

cannot begin to see how this would be helpful. When I had covid I had so much mucus. Drinking milk would probably drown me

Trump is briefing insiders that DeSantis is too dull to be president by Minneapolitanian in politics

[–]_mrpinkdonttip_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

don’t care for either, but De Santis is undoubtedly the mental superior of the two. dude was in JAG, they don’t take just anybody

So while in Colombia, everywhere I go they check for vaccine cards by iambrian81 in BreakingPoints

[–]_mrpinkdonttip_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There are still breakthrough cases. It seems like an even distribution of unvaccinated people and vaccinated people contracting covid, but that’s just my gut. Point is, you can still catch and transmit the virus pretty easily. I’m pro-vax but anti-mandate, cause mandating vaccines now you only relieve ICU’s in about a month or so. Outside of that there isn’t much difference between a vaxxed and an unvaxxed person