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  • one of the beauties of the english language that there's no such thing as a noun that can't be verbified.

    I wouldn't be surprised to hear a police officer say to his partner, "so should we DUI this guy?"

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    • Originally posted by gh View Post
      one of the beauties of the english language that there's no such thing as a noun that can't be verbified.

      I wouldn't be surprised to hear a police officer say to his partner, "so should we DUI this guy?"
      As a watcher of a bunch of reality based law enforcement shows such as "Live PD" I'm pretty sure I've heard it termed this way.

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      • Originally posted by gh View Post
        one of the beauties of the english language that there's no such thing as a noun that can't be verbified.
        And somebody else who will moan about it!

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        • Originally posted by Trickstat View Post
          And somebody else who will moan about it!
          Petty minds. Language is a living thing!

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          • From the NY Times morning newsletter yesterday:
            The pandemic has left many reeling from a loss of health, of income, of loved ones or of a normal way of life. Though circumstances vary, the mood is often similar.
            “When people are under a long period of chronic, unpredictable stress, they develop behavioral anhedonia” — a reduced ability to take pleasure in activities — Margaret Wehrenberg, an expert on anxiety, said. “And so they get lethargic, and they show a lack of interest — and obviously that plays a huge role in productivity.
            I can relate!

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            • Originally posted by gh View Post
              When people are under a long period of chronic, unpredictable stress, they develop behavioral anhedonia” — a reduced ability to take pleasure in activities — Margaret Wehrenberg, an expert on anxiety, said. “And so they get lethargic, and they show a lack of interest
              aka Clinical Depression.

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              • If you play stupid games you get stupid prizes.

                Louisiana man arrested during $15K Disney trip reconsiders refusing the temperature check

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                • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                  Meanwhile....

                  He said he spent $15,000 on a Disney World trip. He refused a temperature check and got arrested.

                  https://www.washingtonpost.com/trave...s-coronavirus/
                  We covered that earlier....

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                  • Supporters tout anti-parasite drug as covid-19 treatment, but skeptics call it the ‘new hydroxychloroquine’

                    The requests were strange: Customers flocking to a Nevada feed store were asking for an animal deworming drug that they said worked for covid-19. “‘No, that’s not for you,’” Makenna LaFond, who works at Sierra Feed and Saddlery in Reno, recalledsaying. “‘That’s for a 1,100-pound horse.’ Then, they would buy, like, six tubes of it.”

                    LaFond said requests for the paste decreased late last year after she aired her concerns during a local television interview. But elsewhere, interest in ivermectin is running high, despite insufficient evidence that it works as a treatment for covid-19and the sometimes dangerous consequences when people take the animal version.The Food and Drug Administration said at least three people were hospitalized in February after taking the veterinary formulation. It warned that high doses can cause allergic reactions, seizures, liver injury and even death.


                    https://www.washingtonpost.com/healt...in-covid-drug/

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                    • “It’s like the new hydroxychloroquine,” said Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at Georgetown University’s Center for Global Health Science and Security, referring to the malaria drug pushed by President Donald Trump that proved ineffective against covid-19. “It would be great if ivermectin did work — it’s been around for years and is cheap. But to my knowledge, there is no data that suggests it’s good for covid-19.”

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                      • And there it is!


                        Online Scammers Have a New Offer for You: Vaccine Cards

                        Hundreds of sellers are offering false and stolen vaccine cards, as businesses and states weigh proof of vaccinations for getting people back to work and play.

                        On Etsy, eBay, Facebook and Twitter, little rectangular slips of paper started showing up for sale in late January. Printed on card stock, they measured 3 by 4 inches and featured crisp black lettering. Sellers listed them for $20 to $60 each, with a discount on bundles of three or more. Laminated ones cost extra.

                        All were forgeries or falsified copies of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccination cards, which are given to people who have been inoculated against Covid-19 in the United States.

                        “We found hundreds of online stores selling the cards, potentially thousands were sold,” said Saoud Khalifah, the founder of Fakespot, which offers tools to detect fake listings and reviews online.

                        https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/08/t...ion=Technology

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                        • Family of man who died from a blood clot after the AstraZeneca vaccine urge people to keep getting it, saying they trust the science

                          The sister of a man who died from a blood clot after receiving AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine is encouraging people to continue taking it.

                          https://www.yahoo.com/news/family-ma...103356649.html

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                          • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                            And there it is!


                            Online Scammers Have a New Offer for You: Vaccine Cards

                            Hundreds of sellers are offering false and stolen vaccine cards, as businesses and states weigh proof of vaccinations for getting people back to work and play.

                            On Etsy, eBay, Facebook and Twitter, little rectangular slips of paper started showing up for sale in late January. Printed on card stock, they measured 3 by 4 inches and featured crisp black lettering. Sellers listed them for $20 to $60 each, with a discount on bundles of three or more. Laminated ones cost extra.

                            All were forgeries or falsified copies of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccination cards, which are given to people who have been inoculated against Covid-19 in the United States.

                            “We found hundreds of online stores selling the cards, potentially thousands were sold,” said Saoud Khalifah, the founder of Fakespot, which offers tools to detect fake listings and reviews online.

                            https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/08/t...ion=Technology
                            Why would somebody pay for something that anyone who is moderately computer-proficient can make themselves?

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                            • Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
                              Why would somebody pay for something that anyone who is moderately computer-proficient can make themselves?
                              Because they're not moderately computer-proficient?

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                              • Michigan is having a really tough time dealing with a COVID-19 surge and now Governor Whitmer is asking the Biden administration to send them more than their allocated amount of vaccine, but the White House has refused their request since it would mean taking vaccine doses from other states. I agree with the White House. The governor can ask other states if they have vaccine to spare but they shouldn't receive more than their share from D.C. just because its people are stupid.

                                https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/hit...r-more-vaccine

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