INSPIRATIONAL: African grey parrots are “charitable”?

Researchers taught African grey parrots to buy food using tokens. They were then paired up, one parrot given ten tokens and the other none. Without any incentive for sharing, parrots with tokens started to give some to their broke partners so that everyone could eat.

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HEALTH: Sorry, a virus that is 0.1 microns ain’t going to be stopped by a cloth mask

How OSHA magically ‘evolved’ from years of its own research stating masks are not valid protection
The Blaze ^ | Mar 12, 2021 | Daniel Horowi tz
Posted on 3/12/2021, 1:17:14 PM by Repent and Believe

“Asbestos particles are on average 5 microns, which are much larger than SARS-CoV-2, yet nobody in my field – industrial hygiene – would recommend that we could protect workers from asbestos exposure using a mask,” said Stephen Petty, a certified industrial hygienist and hazardous exposure expert, on my podcast last week. “In fact, I would argue that you’d lose your credentials for saying such a thing.”

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This fat old white guy injineer recognized this fact personally on a cold day in front of glass door.

Ever seen a picture of a researcher in a virus lab?

So, masks are the pandemic’s version of “security theater” at the airports.

I think the politicians and bureaucrats should be laughed at because they assume “We, The Sheeple” are that stupid!

Or are they?


TECHNOLOGY: The FBI Should Stop Attacking Encryption

The FBI Should Stop Attacking Encryption and Tell Congress About All the Encrypted Phones It’s Already Hacking Into

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The first step is to start keeping track of what’s happening. Congress should require that federal law enforcement agencies create detailed audit logs and screen recordings of digital searches. And we agree with Upturn that agencies nationwide should collect and publish aggregated information about how many phones were searched, and whether those searches involved warrants (with published warrant numbers), or so-called consent searches. Agencies should also disclose what tools were used for data extraction and analysis.

Congress should also consider placing sharp limits on when consent searches can take place at all. In our January blog post, we suggest that such searches be banned entirely in high-coercion settings like traffic stops, and suggest some specific limits that should be set in less-coercive settings.

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As a little L libertarian, my first step would be “no warrant; no search”.  PERIOD!