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Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« Reply #180 on: November 23, 2020, 11:14:12 AM »
Fur industry faces uncertain future due to Covid

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« Reply #181 on: November 23, 2020, 05:57:04 PM »
I didn't know there still was a fur industry. Fakes are so believable, and cheaper. But I'm not sure what COVID would have to do with this as the tanning process is germ killing.

I prefer cotton stuff. Or synthetic crap.
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« Reply #182 on: November 23, 2020, 07:24:35 PM »
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But I'm not sure what COVID would have to do with this ...

Go back a page and read my explanation :) Mutated strain of coronavirus may 'jump back and forth'
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Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« Reply #183 on: November 24, 2020, 02:39:10 PM »
Tanning would kill off any bacteria or virus. That's pretty much how it works.


I am not defending furs, I just don't understand the logic. If it is jumping back and for between mink and humans or sheep and humans, it is far more likely to jump from humans to humans and we have the answers to that and don't care.
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« Reply #184 on: November 24, 2020, 04:47:03 PM »
1) The mink farmers pass it to the mink.

2) While in the mink the virus mutates.

3) The mutated virus passes from the mink to the mink farmers.

4) The vaccines (when we eventually get them) target the unmutated virus and have no effect on the mutated virus.

5) The mink farmer goes to town to buy some new wellingtons and passes the new virus onto the clerk in the shoe shop.

6) The clerk goes to the pub and passes it all her chums.

7) One of the chums travels to South Carolina to visit her aunty Helga and while there spreads the vaccine-resistant mutated virus to a bunch of Americans.

7a) Patti, who has been vaccinated against the unmutated virus and is blissfully unaware of the mutated virus because she consistently failed to listen to her friend Mark, gets the mutant version and ...

7b) The end.
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Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« Reply #185 on: November 24, 2020, 07:23:06 PM »
So, a worldwide cull of Mink Farmers seems perfectly logical.

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« Reply #186 on: November 24, 2020, 07:47:07 PM »
 :D  :D

If only the issue were limited to mink.   :-\
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« Reply #187 on: November 24, 2020, 11:50:02 PM »
You have to start somewhere ;-)

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« Reply #188 on: November 25, 2020, 03:01:11 PM »
The virus, like all life forms, mutates without minks or mink farmers. That's pretty much the whole idea of life and while a virus isn't actually fully alive, it does mutate. Always. Over and over.

When we get a vaccine and it works, it will work in part, against a similar enough mutation. This is the same as the variations between H1N1 and H2N1 and H1N2, etc.

We are not safe and never have been, but there are times when we have been more unsafe than others. It is easier to dodge an elephant than a virus or a bacterium. The Black Death/Plague of the 1350s should have taught us something, but the sad fact is, we didn't really teach enough about the cause of the spread.

I understand that furs are unnecessary and easily copied as faux furs. I just don't think that killing off all the minks in the entire world is really going to stop COVID19 (which is a variation of other COVID viruses from times past).

There have already been documented cases of people getting COVID twice because they got a mutated version the second time. No minks have been suspected of collusion.

Over here, we are insisting on being as stupid as possible. You would think this would thin the herd and get rid of the stupid people, but they seem to just keep coming. And they gleefully spread their germs because they don't "feel sick" and the whole thing is a hoax. I am unsure how we got this selfish and this stupid, but I think they are connected. Trophies for everyone. We are perfect and our stuff is the best stuff ever!!!!!! USA    USA    USA.
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« Reply #189 on: November 25, 2020, 04:54:32 PM »
There has been some recent back peddling on this and the scientists now agree with you that the mink posed less of a threat than they originally thought. They still killed them all though. Millions of them!


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Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« Reply #190 on: November 25, 2020, 05:08:25 PM »
Dating coach Sami Wunder reveals dilemma when starting out

Forget the dilemma, it's not very interesting. But this is.

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Born in India and now based in Germany, Sami offers guidance to women with successful careers and high salaries who wish to find someone to marry. She certainly charges them what the market will bear. A day-long session of one-to-one coaching costs the client £13,500.

Today she makes over a million pounds a year.

How it works:

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Sami was inspired to start her business by her own experience. She had a successful career as an economist in Germany but could not hold down relationships with men for more than a few weeks at a time. This led her to examine many of the questions behind why relationships fail and how they can succeed.

She started using a method called "rotational dating", dating a number of men at the same time before making her final choice.

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« Reply #191 on: November 25, 2020, 06:18:45 PM »
£13,500 a day to tell people what they could work out for themselves?  She's certainly one hell of a saleswoman.

But this has always been the thing with advice.  If it's free, no matter how good or accurate, the other ones who are selling it will convince the sucker the free advice is worthless.  (Free advice is worth exactly what you paid for it.  One of those timeworn phrases which so many people just accept at face value.)

This tends to work because those who have 'invested' their time and money are more determined to get a payoff.   They will work the advice instead of just filing it away in their brain and feeling smug because they know it.

And those who fail spectacularly fall into the self-fulfilling group of those who blame themselves for everything that goes wrong anyway.  The very last thing they're going to do is admit this and ask for their money back.

I'm sure psychologists have a name for it.

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« Reply #192 on: November 26, 2020, 08:17:51 AM »
Pandemic highlights anger at Amazon in France

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The online giant has postponed Black Friday in France after pressure from the government.

I hope they have postponed until a different Friday. If they have Black Friday on a different day of the week the Germans won't be happy. Freitag darf nur an einem Freitag stattfinden  >:(
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« Reply #193 on: November 26, 2020, 09:43:36 AM »
Ordnung at it's most basic level ;-)

It was well worth the brief digression into Google to find out what it meant.