• Buzz Parsec posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Wait a minute! Are you saying coronavirus is NATURAL? Then it must be good for you! Someone please inform Mike Adams and Gwyneth Paltrow.

  • Buzz Parsec posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    People used to think the Earth was flat. They were wrong.
    Other people used to think the Earth was a sphere. They were also wrong.
    If you think the second group of people were just as wrong as the first group of people, then you are more wrong than either of them.

    It is people like you who will perpetrate mass murder for the sake of…[Read more]

  • Buzz Parsec posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    I tried sending this link to the “Contact Us” and it said it couldn’t send it. You (the generic, Skepchick “you”) might not have received it or you might have got about 5 copies. Any way, it’s related to the whole mask controversy, so I porting it here.

    This was in today’s Boston Globe, which I fear might be behind a paywall. The author…[Read more]

    • Thank you, Buzz! I saw his tweet about that… I’m glad there’s a whole article. I can see it, but it’s early in the month so I probably haven’t run out of my “free” ones yet. I’ll see if I can find out about the Contact form…

  • Buzz Parsec posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Last night I remember I had bought a face mask several years ago to use while sanding from a woodworking supply store. I rooted around in the basement and found a barely used (a little dusty) 3M N95 mask! I wore it for the first time on my walk this morning. People were almost all doing a decent job of social (or antisocial?) distancing and…[Read more]

    • Hi Buzz! Glad you seem to be doing okay.
      I don’t have the link but a study was done on sterilisation methods for N95 masks and the upshot was to use a warm oven at 75 degrees C for 30 min. This worked OK for 20 uses. Wet methods tend to wreck the special filtration layer.

      Was going to post this before but thought better of it as if the method…[Read more]

  • Buzz Parsec posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Next step is combining colloidal silver with homeopathy. Like cures like, so extremely diluted doses of silver will eliminate all wealth from your body. This is the first provable effective homeopathic treatment, ever. It works because you end up sending all your money to Jim Bakker to pay for the “medicine”.

  • Buzz Parsec posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Okay, I don’t really want anyone to be sexually assaulted, not even Pence’s wife. Maybe Pence imagines Trump did this (knowing his history) and shoots him based on mistaken information?

  • Buzz Parsec posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    “Unelectable” literally means almost zero chance of winning. I was referring to the current situation in the 2020 election post Super Tuesday, not some bullshit principle like “No woman can be elected President of the US”.

    The president will almost certainly be the nominee of one of the two major parties. No third party candidate has won the…[Read more]

    • Okay, I don’t really want anyone to be sexually assaulted, not even Pence’s wife. Maybe Pence imagines Trump did this (knowing his history) and shoots him based on mistaken information?

  • Buzz Parsec posted a new activity comment 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    Not going to happen. We have a choice: Elect the Democratic nominee (most likely Biden at this point in the process, but Sanders could conceivably still pull it out) or re-elect Trump. Despite the justifiable complaints of many inside and especially outside the US of our terrible behavior over the last 400 years (going back to the slave trade…[Read more]

    • “Unelectable” is also a very strange American concept. Everywhere else, being actually elected is what makes you retroactively “electable”, because democracy isn’t considered to be predetermined prior to that.

      However, beyond that, I’m not sure what your point is. I’m not arguing in favour of electing trump, and neither was Isis’s article. The…[Read more]

      • “Unelectable” literally means almost zero chance of winning. I was referring to the current situation in the 2020 election post Super Tuesday, not some bullshit principle like “No woman can be elected President of the US”.

        The president will almost certainly be the nominee of one of the two major parties. No third party candidate has won the…[Read more]

        • Okay, I don’t really want anyone to be sexually assaulted, not even Pence’s wife. Maybe Pence imagines Trump did this (knowing his history) and shoots him based on mistaken information?

    • Or, just do as the centrists keep accusing us of doing, let Trump win until the DNC just realizes this is no longer profitable for them to continue this job. Because I can’t see Biden winning this election. He’s like a more disagreeable version of Hillary Clinton, with all that implies. (Picking fights with your constituents. Really?)

  • Buzz Parsec posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    This talk of dog-breeding reminds me of the “We’re ten and one” speech in Stripes, and the virtues of diversity in the form of the all-American mutt.

  • Buzz Parsec posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    False dichotomy.

  • Buzz Parsec posted a new activity comment 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    What a stupid, disasterous building! Shame on Cornell for accepting and funding the design without thinking about it and not noticing the issues (not just the floor) until it was finished. Apparently the horrible floor design is essential to the building’s air flow and lighting, so fixing it would basically require gutting and starting over from…[Read more]

  • Buzz Parsec posted a new activity comment 7 months, 1 week ago

    Or maybe the color of the circles could be shaded from pure red through various shades of purple to pure blue depending on the percentage of votes. But I don’t know how obvious or subtle the color differences would be. Also, just to virtue-signal, would people with red-green color blindness have more difficulty getting information from this sort…[Read more]

  • Buzz Parsec posted a new activity comment 7 months, 1 week ago

    I always thought TERFs hated trans women because they thought they were really guys trying to muscle in to their movement and take over. I never knew they also hate trans men. WTF?

  • Buzz Parsec posted a new activity comment 8 months ago

    Scooby AND Newt Scamander references??

  • Buzz Parsec posted a new activity comment 8 months, 1 week ago

    I didn’t imply that. Some of his recent statements imply to me that he is trying to position himself as the moderate, sane, competent alternative to Trump and might be considering a run if Trump gets removed or seems to most Repubs to be so obviously unelectable that they feel safe trying to dump him.

    BTW, there were almost 400 of us residents…[Read more]

  • Buzz Parsec posted a new activity comment 8 months, 1 week ago

    I suspect Romney is in the mix.

    • He’d do better than he did in 2012? Hmmm.

    • I didn’t imply that. Some of his recent statements imply to me that he is trying to position himself as the moderate, sane, competent alternative to Trump and might be considering a run if Trump gets removed or seems to most Repubs to be so obviously unelectable that they feel safe trying to dump him.

      BTW, there were almost 400 of us residents…[Read more]

  • Buzz Parsec posted a new activity comment 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Can I use the five bucks for a ginormous pumpkin spice soy latte for a caffeine deprived disaster survivor (maybe me?)

  • Buzz Parsec posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    I previously made this comment on the Patreon comments section, but suspect I did something wrong so I’m re-posting it here (more or less), mostly because it contain a major brag. 🙂

    A closed container (or one with only a small leak) of a liquid whose boiling point is below the external temperature can explode suddenly and with great energy…[Read more]

  • Buzz Parsec posted a new activity comment 9 months, 1 week ago

    Oops. Must have double-clicked the submit button. Feel free to delete!

  • Buzz Parsec posted a new activity comment 9 months, 1 week ago

    “Pro-liferers are sexists in denial.” There’s a lot of that going around. A lot of republicans are also racists in denial, and fossil-fuel promoters are climate-changers in denial and health care privatizers are death-mongers in denial and Boltonites are war mongers in denial… Funny how they are often the same people. I wonder how much of th…[Read more]

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