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  1. This incident in Buffalo demonstrates several of the reasons for widespread anger by the protesters. Protesters claim: -too often excess or careless force is used -the other officers present do not seem to correct the bad behavior -the other police officers then lie in reports to cover for the excess -without the videos the police version of events is assumed true - this all results in a perception of a lack of accountability for bad police behavior. - covering for bad cops then too often results in future bad police behavior leading to undeserved citizen injuries and deaths -in addition, trust in law enforcement overall then suffers -lawsuits then follow, costing the taxpayers actual dollars So, how do we improve the accountability and the trust? How do you empower officers to better control bad behavior in other officers? How do you convince police unions that gains they perceive in covering for bad officers are lost many times over in the long run, as we see in the rioting?
  2. The launch as shown on CNN was screwy. They got the audio and video out of sync. They seemed to have a video version that was about 15 seconds behind live. They then switched to ‘live’ video as the countdown got near but they didn’t switch to live audio. The result was seeing the liftoff for about 5 seconds before the final 10 second countdown on the audio. The rocket was pretty high up before the audio caught up announcing liftoff.
  3. How can that work with so much phone fraud these days? I would not trust someone on the phone claiming to be a contact tracer. How do they prove they are legitimate?
  4. Yeah, love it! How bout we make em wear hats with horns too so we all know who is part of the herd? Or, wait, branding!
  5. You know, if they don't need to accommodate fans, the major leagues could probably rent much less expensive fields/arenas to play in than these traditional venues. Just sayin
  6. Aren’t you defeating the purpose of the mask if it is pushing your breath up and out past your glasses rather than going through the filtering of the mask?
  7. Did you come here for an argument or just for abuse? Twits! Lol
  8. It is so sweet to see the shift in the Bills’ decision making. We have gone from management decisions bringing reactions of ‘What? Why?’ To reactions of ‘Good pick, makes sense’. Even when I disagree, I have faith in today’s management team to make smart decisions
  9. I saw Cohen was sent home to do his time with in-home confinement. How does that differ from all the rest of us? We should all get ‘pay it forward’ credit toward future prison sentences
  10. If any regular poster here made such stupid comments as Trumps disinfecting ideas from yesterday’s press conference, you folks would never let that person live it down. If it were me, there would be at least a dozen posts about cannabis rotting my brain. Go ahead though and keep making excuses for him. If anyone here doubted the Trump cult accusations, these defenses should erase those doubts
  11. So, are the seats in the top row of the upper deck now the best seats? Just imagine all those virus laden ‘Shout’ beer droplets raining down on you in the lower bowl. And, I wanna be upwind. Lol
  12. https://www.twobillsdrive.com/community/topic/223756-covid-19-facts-and-information-only-thread/?do=findComment&comment=6463111 You have probably seen the other thread on this board being 'moderated' by Hapless. The above link is a posting in that thread that talks about cannabis compounds and this cytokine storm. I linked to the PPP medical cannabis page with some of my personal experiences with a February respiratory flu - obviously anecdotal as well. There have been conflicting studies about the wisdom of using cannabis compounds around viruses and I am not a medical or research scientist, but a cannabis based treatment seems like it may have some future. See the links at the other post if you have not already. Briefly, some cannabinoids are bronchodilators to help breathing, some seem to suppress this cytokine storm issue as described by the doctor in the video, and relatively, it has few side effects. In addition, if found to be effective, concentrates are already available worldwide today and production of cannabis concentrates has already been scaled up for today's medical and adult use markets. Doing searches on "cannabinoids, 'cytokine storm'" uncovers some studies done with other viruses on the nih.gov site too. Other google searches uncover the typical wide range of sources and validity so look out for that.
  13. Charlotte Figi, the Colorado child that helped rekindle interest in CBD and cannabis medicine, has passed away at age 13. She was the 'star' of Sanjay Gupta's 'Weed' series on CNN. https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/08/health/charlotte-figi-cbd-marijuana-dies/index.html
  14. Hap, feel free to move/delete this if you feel it does not belong here. It was posted in the PPP thread 'Know Anyone with a Disease'. That is a medical cannabis thread here. There I have posted more of my personal experience with recent respiratory problems and cannabis concentrates. https://www.twobillsdrive.com/community/topic/169052-know-anyone-with-a-disease-read-this/?do=findComment&comment=6463090 I have been reading a bit more about the 'cytokine storm' that seems to overwhelm the lungs in covid-19 patients. This is essentially an overreaction by our immune system to the virus. It seems that this overreaction is at the heart of the fluid build up in the lungs and so to the shortness of breath issue. With THC being a bronchodilator, there may be a treatment hidden in here somewhere I think. I am no expert in this field, unfortunately. From what I have read, many of the potential pharma treatments try to also quiet this cytokine storm. I am curious if there is any actual current research on using cannabinoids to try to treat covid-19 patients. https://www.projectcbd.org/medicine/cannabis-cbd-covid-19 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2828614/ from the study Executive summary Cannabinoids, the active components of Cannabis sativa, and endogenous cannabinoids mediate their effects through activation of specific cannabinoid receptors known as cannabinoid receptor 1 and 2 (CB1 and CB2). The cannabinoid system has been shown both in vivo and in vitro to be involved in regulating the immune system through its immunomodulatory properties. Cannabinoids suppress inflammatory response and subsequently attenuate disease symptoms. This property of cannabinoids is mediated through multiple pathways such as induction of apoptosis in activated immune cells, suppression of cytokines and chemokines at inflammatory sites and upregulation of FoxP3+ regulatory T cells. Cannabinoids have been tested in several experimental models of autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and hepatitis and have been shown to protect the host from the pathogenesis through induction of multiple anti-inflammatory pathways. Cannabinoids may also be beneficial in certain types of cancers that are triggered by chronic inflammation. In such instances, cannabinoids can either directly inhibit tumor growth or suppress inflammation and tumor angiogenesis.
  15. I have been reading a bit more about the 'cytokine storm' that seems to overwhelm the lungs in covid-19 patients. This is essentially an overreaction by our immune system to the virus. It seems that this overreaction is at the heart of the fluid build up in the lungs and so to the shortness of breath issue. With THC being a bronchodilator, there may be a treatment hidden in here somewhere I think. I am no expert in this field, unfortunately. From what I have read, many of the potential pharma treatments try to also quiet this cytokine storm. I am curious if there is any actual current research on using cannabinoids to try to treat covid-19 patients. https://www.projectcbd.org/medicine/cannabis-cbd-covid-19 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2828614/ from the study Executive summary Cannabinoids, the active components of Cannabis sativa, and endogenous cannabinoids mediate their effects through activation of specific cannabinoid receptors known as cannabinoid receptor 1 and 2 (CB1 and CB2). The cannabinoid system has been shown both in vivo and in vitro to be involved in regulating the immune system through its immunomodulatory properties. Cannabinoids suppress inflammatory response and subsequently attenuate disease symptoms. This property of cannabinoids is mediated through multiple pathways such as induction of apoptosis in activated immune cells, suppression of cytokines and chemokines at inflammatory sites and upregulation of FoxP3+ regulatory T cells. Cannabinoids have been tested in several experimental models of autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and hepatitis and have been shown to protect the host from the pathogenesis through induction of multiple anti-inflammatory pathways. Cannabinoids may also be beneficial in certain types of cancers that are triggered by chronic inflammation. In such instances, cannabinoids can either directly inhibit tumor growth or suppress inflammation and tumor angiogenesis.
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