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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    Foil to the self-appointed heroes.
    I recommend the study of Silver before taking up fencing... In particular, until you firmly understand the concept of "true time" in your bones and sinews, you have no business holding a weapon.

    Of six chief causes, that many valiant men think themselves by their practices to be skillful in their weapons, are yet many times in their fights sore hurt, and many times slain by men of small skill or none at all.


    The first and chief cause is, the lack of the four governors, without which it is impossible to fight safe, although a man should practice most painfully and most diligently all the days of his life.

    The second cause is, the lack of the knowledge in due observance of the four actions, the which we shall call bent, spent, lying spent, and drawing back. These actions every man fights upon, whether they are skillful or unskillful, he that observes them is safe, he that observes them not, is in continual danger of every thrust that shall be strongly made against him.

    The third cause is, they are unpracticed in the four true times, neither do they know the true times from the false, therefore the true choice of their times are most commonly taken by chance, and seldom otherwise.

    The fourth cause is, they are unacquainted out of what fight, or in what manner they are to answer the variable fight, and therefore because the variable fight is the most easy fight of all others, most commonly do answer the variable fight with the variable fight, which ought never be but in the first distance, or with the short sword against the long, because if both or one of them shall happen to press, and that in due time of either side's fight be changed, the distance, by reason of the narrowness of space, is broken, the place is won and lost of both sides, then he that thrusts first, speedeth: if both happen to thrust together, they are both in danger. Therefore things sometimes by true times, by change of fights, by chance are avoided.

    The fifth cause is, their weapons are most commonly too long to uncross without going back with the feet.

    The sixth cause is, their weapons are most commonly too heavy both to defend and offend in due time, & by these two last causes many valiant men have lost their lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post

    But the other factor is how scarce it becomes, and how threatened it feels, so that it mutates to survive.

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    LOL. Where on earth did you get this ridiculous notion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    I do find it amusing that so many people who last month had not a clue where their food comes from are now supply-chain and logistics experts. Having now mastered virology and such.

    This is truly a nation of talented and engaged citizens.
    plus experts on the constitution

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    LOL. Where on earth did you get this ridiculous notion?
    Antiobiotic resistant bacteria aka superbugs. Read up on them. They evolved to survive overuse of antibiotics including heavy dosing of animals in factory farms, given to keep them from succumbing to diseases as they are crammed together in cruel conditions that promote disease. Similarly covid will evolve to try to survive mass vaccination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    Antiobiotic resistant bacteria aka superbugs. Read up on them. They evolved to survive overuse of antibiotics including heavy dosing of animals in factory farms, given to keep them from succumbing to diseases as they are crammed together in cruel conditions that promote disease. Similarly covid will evolve to try to survive mass vaccination.
    If you're such a medical expert I'm surprised you don't know the difference between viruses and bacteria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    If you're such a medical expert I'm surprised you don't know the difference between viruses and bacteria.
    Both are living things that want to live. Plants evolve, animals evolve, fungi evolve, viruses evolve, bacteria evolve.

    But some people don't evolve, they just stay stuck in the thinking the medical industrial complex indoctrinates them with.

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    Most scientists would say viruses are not a living thing. https://blogs.webmd.com/public-healt...-living-things

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    They do evolve variants even if they are not mobile. I would hate to think that mobility is the defining characteristic of life. Stephen Hawking was certainly alive.

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    Mobility was not mentioned in that article.

    "In science, we generally define a “living thing” as an organism with a metabolism (chemical process that keep the organism alive) that can grow, reproduce, and respond when stimulated. Viruses do not have a metabolism and cannot grow or respond when stimulated."

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    Prions are cooler anyways.

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