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I don't care if black people like Thomas or not. It really isn't relevant one way or the other. It's not a popularity contest being on the supreme court.
Look at how low it gets........
"He seemed to revel in it"
"he even appeared to derive weird pleasure"
are great examples of what I'm talking about. Not substance. Rather, attempting to assign pleasure to the man when in fact they have zero clue what pleasure Thomas gets from anything.
Sure, there is plenty to criticize about the man and fair criticism to be sure.
But it always boils down to the comments I just referenced.
It's a very unhealthy way to view the man.....to assign perverse pleasure to him. That's taking it too far which is why I don't care what black people think about him.
#16 | POSTED BY EBERLY AT 2023-09-12 06:41 AM | REPLY | FUNNY: 1

I Rewatched Anita Hill's Testimony. So Much Has Changed. So Much Hasn't. By LIZA MUNDY September 23, 2018

..sought private opportunities to discuss his sexual prowess and his porn-watching habits, describing films involving group sex, rape and women having sex with animals. Hill, she says, was horrified. She told him the talk made her uncomfortable and would try to "change the subject," a textbook response to such a skin-crawling situation. All this, Hill was forced to utter at a time when the American public was not yet inured to primetime talk of salacious sexual details, nor had any idea what it cost a woman to relive those moments of disgust and degradation. "It is only after a great deal of agonizing consideration and a number of sleepless nights that I am able to talk of these unpleasant matters to anyone but my close friends," Hill said, continuing, "Telling the world is the most difficult experience of my life, but it is very close to having to live through the experience that occasioned this meeting." ..

"Why are you so willing to NOT know if it was a leak?"
Mostly due to the irrelevancy.
Why are Deplorables so obsessed with something they have no control over?
In terms of the public health response -- masking, social distancing, vaccination -- it's not actionable information.
#26 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2023-08-23 03:34 PM

The Covid pandemic drives Pfizer's 2022 revenue to a record $100 billion

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic propelled pharmaceutical company Pfizer's earnings to a record $100 billion last year, almost $57 billion of which was driven by its vaccine and antiviral pill Paxlovid, the company reported Tuesday.

The vaccine accounted for $37.8 billion, up just 3% from 2021, of Pfizer's total sales as demand for the shots slowed. But sales of its blockbuster antiviral treatment made up for that softening, surging to $18.9 billion in 2022, the first full year that Paxlovid was on the market.

Pfizer's combined sales from its Covid vaccine and antiviral treatment generated more revenue last year than it had in total sales in 2019, before the pandemic became a global crisis that killed more than 6.8 million people and upended world markets. Those results won't be repeated this year. ..

A reply from the extensive article which appears to miss key elements:

Jacob X Mason
2 hours agoEdited

.. It is one thing to point out the relative paucity of viruses in labs compared to in nature (as Palmer does), however, my understanding is that it seems to be unique with Cov2 that, unlike all the other major outbreaks of animal-to-human viruses, Cov2 has a 'missing link' problem. While we have tracked down prior cases of animals infected with immediate relatives of these other viruses, that has not occurred with Cov2.

The Huanan market seems to me to be a fairly obvious red herring. An outbreak in that market at the end of December 2019 seems unlikely to be the initial spreader event.

Re-testing of blood samples in the US from early January showed antibodies to Cov2 already present in a few different US states. Consequently some of Palmer's argument for the lower likelihood of a lab leak appears to rely heavily on a timeline which seems unlikely.

(Publised in the Journal of Infectious Diseases - academic.oup.com)

The previous point is part of a larger issue with trusting that IF the virus were a lab leak, then the likely leakers would themselves be honest and transparent about what they knew about it. Palmer seems to assume this transparency, but that presumption seems misguided to me. (Even aside from the WIV existing under the auspices of the Chinese Communist government.) It certainly does not help that the WIV virus database, mostly offline since September 2019, is still unavailable for external review. ..

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