1. Hey, BARREL, do you think Elizabeth Warren will endorse POTUS TRUMP?
2. You are making a joke, right, PORK?
3. Stranger things have happened, BARREL.
4. POTUS TRUMP has kept his campaign promises.
5. He has helped us be FREE, SAFE, and PROSPEROUS.
6. He and VP Pence have managed COVID-19 matter with dignity.
7. He has taken out ISIS and he is bringing home our troops and extricating us from war and cutting off the trillions of dollars poured down the middle east rathole.
8. He has generated the best U.S. economy ever despite the stock market correction which has been stoked in largest measure by media and politician driven unwarranted “coronavirus fear.” Keep in mind that with SARS there were no deaths in the U.S. With MERS there were no deaths in the U.S. With COVID-19 there have been only 16 last count. All the while there have been pandemic million infected, short of half million hospitalized, thousands of Influenza deaths – said by CDC to be 14,000 to 46,000 with projections of 60,000 annual deaths.
9. He has gotten rid of onerous regulations and political correctness. He is championing the right to life of the unborn. 300,000,000+ unborn babies have been unceremoniously killed since democrat Biden Schumer Roe v Wade in 1973 which is 50,000,000+ BLACK BABIES, 50,000,000+ HISPANIC BABIES, 200,000,000+ NATIVE AMERICAN, CAUCASIAN, ASIAN AMERICAN BABIES KILLED.
10. He has made major progress building the wall and stopping illegal immigration making sure people are vetted who come to America and in the process preventing terrorist activities.
11. He has stood up to North Korea and Iran.
12. He came out of the Pelosi Schumer impeachment unscathed and stronger.
13. He is rooting out corruption including Biden’s corrupt billion dollar Quid Pro Quo in Ukraine, and the Biden Obama money laundering to fund a proxy war with Russia according to Glenn Beck, and Biden’s corrupt billion dollar China to his son’s hedge fund connection and Biden’s corrupt billions paid to Iran shortly before Biden left office – money used to fund terrorism and adverse military activities.
14. Elizabeth would be smart to shift gears and support POTUS TRUMP.
15. Right, BARREL,
16. I am making a joke, though.
17. Elizabeth crossing over to endorse POTUS TRUMP is not going to happen.
18. Although, I wouldn’t put it past POTUS TRUMP asking her to do so. Like I said, stranger things have happened in politics.
19. A brokered democrat convention will be interesting if that happens.
20. In any case, I have a hard time seeing Joe with the nomination.
21. He looks like he is shriveled up and going to self-destruct any minute physically despite the fact that his campaign is running photos of him from past years. He hasn’t got the stamina to function as POTUS.
22. Joe appears to be senile unstable as he self-destructs and gaffes mentally on a regular basis not to mention the sniffing.
23. Most importantly, whereas POTUS TRUMP was exonerated completely and came out of the Mueller and impeachment debacles bloodied but unscathed politically, Joe cannot handle and survive the truth about his corruption charges.
1. BARREL, what is your take away after this first day of the Impeachment Trial in the Senate?
2. My take, is this PORK – POTUS Trump was well within his rights in his dealings with Ukraine and the House. There is no proof of wrongdoing.
3. There is no proof of Russia collusion, of quid pro quo, or obstruction of justice, or obstruction of congress.
4. Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer are on trial, not POTUS Trump.
5. Schiff, Nadler, and Pelosi have failed to make their partisan case. All four have wasted our time and money and in the process failed their own constituencies completely.
6. While these four continue to waste our money and time, POTUS Trump is helping us be FREE, SAFE, and PROSPEROUS.
7. The dark perfidiousness of Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer, in trying to remove a sitting president for political advantage, is now brought into the light of day for the Senate, the nation, and the world to condemn.
8. Yes, BARREL. I agree with you. Let’s vote the four out of office and send them packing. I’m forecasting a POTUS Trump rout in the fall.
So, Barrel, it looks to me like no impeachment happened.
Right on, Pork. The math equation is simple. Partisan all democrat votes + No articles delivered to the Senate = NO IMPEACHMENT.
You are only half right, Barrel. Your equation should read:
Schiff star chamber SECRET hearings showing NO HIGH CRIME OR MISDEMEANOR OR OTHER INFRACTION BY POTUS TRUMP + the Partisan all democrat vote + No articles delivered to the Senate = WASTE OF MILLIONS OF OUR DOLLARS AND OUR TIME BY THE DEMOCRATS = DEMOCRATS HAVE DONE NOTHING TO HELP US BE FREE, SAFE, AND PROSPEROUS = BOOMERANG DEBACLE = NO IMPEACHMENT.
BARREL, this video of Steve Jobs says it all. Steve speaks from beyond the veil of death to us. He really describes what POTUS Trump is doing and Steve says to the democrats and equally to the republicans where their focus ought to be if they are to be relevant in this world.
So everybody chill out and take a good look at what Steve says and how he responds to an insult and overlay this on the current approach of so many people in dealing with and misunderstanding POTUS Trump.
BARREL, all POTUS TRUMP and FLOTUS TRUMP are saying to the naysayer critics in both parties, including Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, as well to any who are obvious communists and socialists, as well to all of the media, Hannity, Carlson, Maddow, CNN anchors, MSNBC anchors, Fox News anchors, Drudge, Breitbart, WSJ, New York Times, Infowars, the list goes on and on, all POTUS TRUMP and FLOTUS TRUMP are saying is:
“HELP US AMERICANS BE FREE, SAFE, AND PROSPEROUS OR GET OUT OF THE WAY!”
1. A breakthrough technique harnessing two methods to target disease-carrying mosquitoes was able to effectively eradicate buzzing biters in two test sites in China, according to research published on Thursday.
2. The mosquitoes targeted are a type that is particularly difficult to control called Aedes albopictus—more popularly known as the Asian tiger mosquito—which are a major vector for diseases including Zika and dengue.
3. The study “demonstrates the potential of a potent new tool”, wrote Peter Armbruster, a professor at Georgetown University’s department of biology, in a review of the work.
4. Researchers harnessed two population control methods: the use of radiation—which effectively sterilises mosquitoes—and a strain of bacteria called Wolbachia that leaves mosquito eggs dead on arrival.
5. They conducted a two-year trial at two sites on river islands in Guangzhou, where Asian tiger mosquitoes are to blame for the highest dengue transmission rate in China.
6. The results were “remarkable”, wrote Armbruster: the number of hatched mosquitoes eggs plunged by 94 percent, with not a single viable egg recorded for up to 13 weeks in some cases.
7. And the average number of female mosquitoes—which transmit disease to humans when they bite—caught by traps fell by between 83 and 94 percent.
8. In some cases, none were detected at all for up to six weeks.
9. The results were also borne out by a decline of nearly 97 percent in bites suffered by locals—which in turn shifted attitudes among residents, who were initially sceptical of the project’s plan to release more mosquitoes into the local area.
10. Radiation and bacteria
11. The research builds on two existing methods: radiation-based sterile insect technique (SIT) and incompatible insect technique (IIT).
12. SIT works by releasing radiation-sterilised male mosquitoes into an environment to mate with wild female mosquitoes, reducing the size of the population over time as females fail to reproduce.
13. But irradiation of male mosquitoes tends to reduce both their mating competitiveness and their survival rates, undermining the technique’s effectiveness.
14. The IIT method involves a bacteria called Wolbachia. When males infected with it mate with female mosquitoes that aren’t infected, their eggs don’t hatch.
15. The technique doesn’t work if the female mosquitoes are infected with the same Wolbachia strain, and successful mating by mosquitoes that both carry the bacteria undermines the technique by producing more female mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia that are resistant to the process.
16. Preventing the release of Wolbachia-infected female mosquitoes is difficult, with sex-sorting techniques usually resulting in a “female contamination rate” of about 0.3 percent.
17. To overcome that, researchers decided to subject their Wolbachia-infected lab-reared mosquitoes to low-level irradiation, which rendered the females sterile but left the males able to reproduce.
18. This allowed the team to avoid the onerous sex-screening process and meant they could release significantly more mosquitoes at a time: in some cases more than 160,000 male mosquitoes per hectare, per week.
19. ‘Striking results’
20. Lead researcher Zhiyong Xi, a professor at Michigan State University’s department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, compared the technique to “producing insecticide”.
21. “Our goal is to use this technique to build a protected area that is disease vector-free,” Xi told AFP.
22. Armbruster, in a review commissioned by the journal Nature that published the research on Thursday, said the study produced “striking results”.
23. That the trial “almost eliminated notoriously difficult-to-control vector mosquitoes from the test sites is remarkable,” he wrote.
24. The results weren’t a universal success—populations in areas with more traffic, near construction or roads, shrank less than those in isolated zones, likely as mosquitoes migrated in from elsewhere.
25. But Xi said the technique still holds promise if “natural barriers” like highways are used to limit the arrivals of outside mosquitoes.
26. And he said it could be used against mosquitoes that carry disease, including malaria.
27. The next steps will involve developing a “highly effective and practical release strategy” suited for urban settings,” he said.
PORK, I can’t agree more. This kind of work is millennial in nature.
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1. Think about this!
2. While television viewers across the country bask in the excitement of #SkharkWeek, the truth is that sharks are far from the world’s most dangerous creatures.
3. That distinction belongs to the tiny mosquito.
4. Packing a laundry list of dangerous diseases, these miniscule pests outrank all other animals in their threat to human life.
5. They might not seem as terrifying as sharks at first glance, but their stealthy bite is far more deadly.
6. The fact is, no other animal is responsible for more human suffering than the mosquito.
7. HOW DOES THE KILLER KILL?
8. While shark attacks are violent, terrifying and send beach goers scrambling to shore, here in the United States mosquito bites are usually just a minor annoyance.
9. However, in the developing world, those itchy red bumps can harbor a menace far deadlier than all the world’s sharks combined.
10. The list of mosquito-transmitted diseases is a long one, but malaria remains the primary threat for many of the world’s most vulnerable, especially children.
11. Worldwide there were an estimated 214 million Malaria cases resulting in 438,000 deaths in 2015 alone.
12. Malaria is far from the only weapon in the mosquito’s arsenal.
13. Yellow fever, dengue,
14. West Nile virus,
17. and a variety of other maladies
18. all cause untold amounts of suffering throughout the world.
19. Think about this:
20. THE TRUE MENACE TO SOCIETY
21. Films like Jaws and Sharknado have incited shark phobia for generations of moviegoers.
22. In truth, the odds of being killed by a shark attack are a miniscule 1 in 3,748,067.
23. Meanwhile, for individuals living in Sub-Saharan Africa, the chance of contracting a mosquito-borne disease like malaria might be as high as 1 in 5 depending on location!
24. Not only can malaria be deadly if not properly treated, it often takes a huge economic toll on the communities it invades.
25. As T. H. Weller, a Nobel laureate in medicine, noted,
26. “It has long been recognized that a malarious community is an impoverished community.”
27. Both individuals and governments are burdened with expensive medical care, loss of work and education hours and the high cost of preventative programs and premature death.
28. Altogether it’s estimated to cost at least $12 billion a year.
29. Economic growth is stunted by the disease and tourism dollars move elsewhere.
30. Think about this!
31. STANDING UP TO THE BULLY
32. Fifty years ago, deadly mosquitoes were thought to be best controlled by chemical agents like DDT.
33. However, these tricky little creatures grew more resilient and resistant, rendering the dangerous chemicals ineffective and no longer worth the many risks such as cancer, infertility, miscarriage, developmental delay and damage to the nervous system and liver.
34. Today, prevention focuses on fogging insecticides, repellants, bed nets and removing standing water where mosquitoes can breed. While these techniques can reduce the mosquito threat, better methods are still needed to control their population long term and stop the deadly illnesses they carry in their tracks.
35. As we move into the future, the best methods of mosquito eradication will likely be biological ones.
36. Operation Blessing first utilized mosquito larvae eating fish as a means of battling mosquitoes in post-Katrina New Orleans.
37. After the hurricane, thousands of swimming pools across the city had been abandoned, creating the perfect mosquito breeding ground.
38. Operation Blessing placed larvae eating fish in the pools, drastically reducing the mosquito population and averting further crisis.
39. New Orleans would later credit Operation Blessing with preventing epidemics of West Nile virus and St. Louis encephalitis from breaking out.
40. Since then we have continued our biological mosquito control research around the globe with mosquito-eating fish, juvenile turtles and small crustaceans called copepods, creating our “Bug-Busters Dream Team.”
41. Operation Blessing conducted a pilot study in Honduras to test the effectiveness of these animals and to help establish the first ever mosquito control department in the country.
42. Now, we’re taking all that we learned and applying to new communities to help protect vulnerable families.
43. All of these creatures are powerful weapons against mosquitoes, devouring their larvae before they can grow into deadly adults.
44. Unlike chemical agents with their dangerous side effects these animals can be safely introduced into human environments.
45. In fact, copepods have nearly eradicated the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that were responsible for spreading dengue fever in Vietnam—the same mosquito behind the current Zika outbreak in Latin America.
46. Operation Blessing and our Bug-Busters team are now working to perfect these biological mosquito control methods and put an end to the mosquito’s worldwide reign of terror.
47. Sources: WHO, CDC, Weller, TH. Encyclopedia Britannica. Chicago: William Bennet; 1958. Tropical medicine; pp. 495–497, Oxford Journals, www.mosquitoworld.net.