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  1. Now what if all pick the same number?
  2. I have won so much from Charlie, and I have DSLR sitting unused, that I'll pass and good luck to all!🍺
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    Utah? Your Salt Lake County has the most cases of any in UT at 3,883 (HERE). My county of Camden, ranks 11th in NJ, having 4,758 (HERE) where 217 real people are DEAD from it. Utah as a state only has 80 dead, New Jersey has 10,356. That's not from shenanigans in counting. This is a result of physical distancing actually working. I know real people working in real hospitals and they have been going through hell for 2 months. It's not scared(look who's being condescending now), it's cautious. I'm taking appropriate safeguards as directed by informed individuals I trust. Let's see how October/November go...
  4. I'm down to only three or four tons now. Tube amps are heavy.
  5. Nice! and Welcome! I enjoy four Silver 7t's. Great Amps!
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    Fact: Half the people everywhere are below average, half above. (I'm just riling up the natives. See who's actually reading my posts anymore.) Nope. Healthy people have succumbed. Wait until you have hundreds or thousands of cases in your county. It changes your perspective.
  7. Nope got me a pile-o covers. Plus now I work at a body shop.
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    A guy was kicked out of a local store, made him go get a mask. Val talked with our friend Ginny Traynor who is a nurse in Philly. It's REAL. It's BAD. It's still really bad at all the hospitals around here. Around here, half the people are taking this seriously, the other half are below average intelligence. It's NOT political, it's about saving lives and not overloading our health care system. If you want to defy distancing and mask wearing, prepare to pay the price. It's not like stepping into traffic with immediate consequences, more like being dropped into the middle of a mine field, sure you can walk around for a while, but it would be much safer to stay still until the mines are found and disarmed, then walk right out unharmed.
  9. I know, it's at your house. I did bring a bunch more home, so it's a representative picture. The real stacks are now higher. The ones on the bottom are getting dented. At 35 lbs a piece, give or take, I literally have a TON of Carver Gear.
  10. What about all of these? Do they need caps, too? Maybe I should order 3,150. Think that'll be more than a hundred bucks? Panasonic is looking at property in my neighborhood for a factory.😱
  11. Just took possession of a Receiver 6200. Never had one before. I now have a working example of each of the anthracite set. Receiver 900, 130, 150, 6200, 6250, 2000 and AVR-100. All remotes except one for the 6200. I’ll gather them together and get some pics.
  12. Description: Space Hardware Charlie Bell Space Auction Puckett Auctions (This is A No Reserve Auction ) Items are Located in Orlando Florida and will be shipped form that location. Puckett auctions will assist with shipping and will using outside shipping co for packaging and shipping UPS. This Is the first of over 4000 items that will be up for Auction in the next few months. One owner with over 10,000 sq feet of items that have been in storage for 20 years Since The original Auction Of Charles Bell's Estate in 2000 Article Below From Charly Bell's Auction 20 Years Ago When eccentric NASA inventor Charles Bell died, his rusting collection of space junk was sold at Cape Canaveral, to the amazement of space junk collectors. There are collectors, and then there was NASA electronics scientist Charles Bell. He picked up anything, and everything, especially artifacts from NASA dating to the 1960s. One day, he hoped to start a space museum. But the retired 57-year-old NASA design engineer of 37 years died Feb. 16 2000 at his home on Merritt Island, Florida. Bell's lifelong collecting passion goes public, when his amazing NASA cache and a few other things go to the auction block - at 10 a.m. today in Merritt Island. And to those who knew him, he was a collecting legend. Charles actually went out to launch sites and cut the pads down," auctioneer Dave Manor of Astor, Fla. said Friday, standing amid mountains of NASA pieces collected by Bell during the last 25 years. Bell's treasures are not catalogued, or organized. They are just there - thousands of artifacts weighing thousands of tons, worth millions. Lying heaped up in trailers and in the undergrowth, was the testament to Man's quest for space exploration, now rotting as scrap metal. There are two reassembled Atlas rockets and engines and parts from the Saturn, Apollo and Mercury during NASA's early days. This will be over 4000 item to be sold in the next few months of this collection. Phone: 800-501-8003
  13. We're very sad for you, Charlie. This is a very difficult time for you and your family. Your Carversite! family will support you any way we can. Reach out to us if you wish. We're here for whatever you may need. Your son is in our prayers.
  14. True, I had a malamute mix, escape artist as well. They are very tricky. We had a beagle, and an autistic boy. That was a good combo.
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    Why? OMG

    Just because you collect them doesn't mean everyone does! I don't have a SINGLE Mickey Mouse record player. I'm insulted! Now, if you want to see my collection of high quality BarbieTM record players...😎
  16. Me, too, but I fixed it!
  17. Mother Nature has been doing that for millions of years. We call it lightning!
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    What feed? I went to CBS News and this isn't there anywhere. It may be a fake.
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    Article is dated 12/8/2018, so long before the COVID-19. SNOPES is a 25 year old Fact-Checking site devoted to debunking fake news. HERE is a BBC article.
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    Snopes is calling this FALSE! HERE Was a Scientist Jailed After Discovering a Deadly Virus Delivered Through Vaccines? Judy Mikovits did not discover a deadly virus delivered through vaccines; she was arrested for allegedly stealing equipment belonging to the Institute that fired her. ALEX KASPRAK PUBLISHED 8 DECEMBER 2018 Claim Researcher Judy Mikovits was thrown in jail after she refused to discredit research that led to the discovery that deadly retroviruses have been transmitted through vaccines. Rating False About this rating Do you rely on Snopes reporting? Become a member today. Origin In 2009, biologist Judy Mikovits, who was then the research director of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-focused Whittemore Peterson Institute (WPI), published a paper on what she and many others thought to be a major scientific breakthrough in the prestigious journal Science. Her team alleged to have demonstrated an association between a newly discovered retrovirus called “xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus” (XMRV) and the poorly understood condition known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), suggesting a potential viral cause for CFS. The paper received substantial international coverage. However, as with so many other potentially groundbreaking studies, nobody — including many of the same researchers involved with the original study — was able to replicate its results. Numerous attempts failed to replicate the study, and the research itself came under increasing scrutiny for sloppy methods and its reliance on misleading or manufactured figures. On 1 July 2011, Science’s editors issued a “statement of concern” about the paper. On 14 October 2011, the authors issued a partial retraction of their paper that touched on issues with some of their figures. Finally, on 23 December 2011, the editors of Science retracted the paper in full: Three months later, the Whittemore Peterson Institute fired Judy Mikovits amid concerns over the integrity of her work and her collaboration with an outside scientist, as reported in the multidisciplinary scientific journal Nature: A few months after that, Mikovits was arrested in southern California “on an ‘out of county warrant’ from Washoe County, Nevada, for allegedly taking lab notebooks, a computer, and other material from the Whittemore Peterson Institute in Reno, Nevada, after the WPI fired her.” The arrest came in conjunction with a lawsuit from WPI that sought a restraining order to block Mikovits’ destruction of data which they maintained belonged to the institute: The charges were dropped, not because of the merits of the case, but due to a variety of complicating legal factors related to the family that runs the Whittemore Peterson Institute: The “Deep State” Version of the Story Fast forwarding to 2018, we find that Mikovits has become lionized by the medical conspiracy community, appearing on unreliable websites such as Natural News and giving talks at fringe conferences such as The Truth About Cancer and Autism One, with her claims echoing through the various clickbait factories that regurgitate wholesale content from these dubious organizations. For example, the website “Real Farmacy” described Mikovits’ saga as follows in a 28 November 2018 post: Astute readers may note that the 2009 paper discussed above did not concern vaccines. Mikovits, following the publication of her since-retracted paper, made a series of unsupported claims that XMRV was the cause of myriad other medical maladies, including autism and cancer, and that XMRV in humans could have its origins in mouse cells used in the vaccine production process — a notion that has been exhaustively discredited. Much of the material Mikovits used to make her point was also retracted, including a 2006 paper that alleged to show XMRV was present in human prostate cancer cells but actually produced erroneous results due to laboratory contamination. An exhaustive body of work, which includes some of the same researchers involved in the original 2009 paper, has discredited any link between XMRV and disease. “The bottom line is we found no evidence of infection with XMRV … These results refute any correlation between these agents and disease,” said co-author Ian Lipkin of Columbia University in a press release. To suggest that Mikovits’ arrest stemmed from a perceived threat to the vaccine industry or “The Deep State” and not her alleged refusal to return scientific data and equipment to the institute that fired her requires completely ignoring this large body of scientific work while solely relying on the narrative presented by Mikovits in her 2014 book, Plague: One Scientist’s Intrepid Search for the Truth about Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Autism, and Other Diseases. In the introduction to that work, which entirely ignored her firing from Whittemore, Mikovits alleged that the federal government had threatened to arrest her if she set foot on National Institutes of Health property to participate in the study that attempted to validate her previous work: Dr. Frank Rusetti is a long-time collaborator of Mikovits’. We reached out to Dr. Tony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease at the National Institute of Health, about the existence of the email in which he allegedly threatened Mikovits with arrest, and he told us (via email): We also reached out to both Rusetti and Mikovits via their consulting website for more information about this alleged email but have not received a response. The Reality Since 2016, science has reached the consensus view that the XMRV detected in these various studies was a laboratory contaminant which affected the research cell lines used by the scientists conducting those studies, and that it was not a virus that had been transmitted to humans in any way. In a video produced by the conspiracy website Natural News in 2018, however, Mikovits made a series of additional claims that she had been fired and jailed for exposing that millions of Americans had supposedly been infected with viruses “that came from out of labs into humans via contaminated blood and vaccines”: As noted above, Mikovits’ controversial paper did not demonstrate that XMRV “came out of the lab into humans via contaminated blood and vaccines”; rather, it speculated such after seemingly demonstrating a (now discredited) association between XMRV and CFS. To say Mikovits was jailed for exposing widespread virus transmission via vaccines or blood transfusions is false, not only because she was actually jailed for allegedly stealing property, but also because she never scientifically demonstrated the claim she suggests the government wanted to silence her over. In her interview with Natural News, Mikovits stated that the idea for the connection between viruses and vaccines came from another researcher in a paper published in 2011: That paper, which referenced two other now-retracted papers in its abstract, only presented the vaccine scenario speculatively as a potential route for humans to acquire XMRV: That study did conclude by opining that the “most likely mode of XMRV transmission points to mouse-derived biological products” and stating that the authors hoped the study would “spur further discussion and help to resolve the many remaining XMRV questions.” But in a paper published just five months later titled “XMRV: Not a Mousy Virus”, those same authors walked back claims of XMRV’s prevalence (and even its existence as a true human virus) based on results which called earlier laboratory methods into question: Further research determined that all XMRV samples detected in these studies stemmed from a contaminated cell line affecting all the labs performing these studies, that it did not cause disease, and that it did not enter the population via vaccines or blood transfusions: Therefore, Mikovits’ speculative claims linking her research to vaccine science, drawing the ire of “Big Pharma” and the “Deep State”, and her subsequent arrest are not rooted in science or reality. But although she may have lost the support of the scientific community, she appears to have found a new home in the pseudoscientific conspiracy world. “In the United States of America … everything’s censored,” Mikovits said on the website of a man who guest hosts Alex Jones’ Infowars conspiracy ranting, “so to look at things like Natural News, to come to meetings like The Truth About Cancer, I was just floored today because today was the first time I was treated like a human being who had knowledge for a very long time.” In 2020, Mikovits was featured in a film called “Plandemic” that supposedly exposed “the hidden agenda behind the COVID-19” coronavirus disease pandemic. PUBLISHED 8 DECEMBER 2018 BY ALEX KASPRAK SOURCES Lombardi, Vincent C. et al. “Detection of an Infectious Retrovirus, XMRV, in Blood Cells of Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. [RETRACTED]” Science. 23 October 2009. Alberts, Bruce. “Editorial Expression of Concern.” Science. 1 July 2011. Silverman, Robert H. et al. “Partial Retraction” Science. 14 October 2011. Alberts, Bruce. “Retraction.” Science. 1 July 2011. Ledford, Heidi. “Integrity Issue Follows Fired Researcher.” Nature. 5 October 2011. Retraction Watch. “Catching Up: Charges Against CFS-XMRV Researcher Mikovits Dropped, ‘Gyres’ Author Andrulis Publishes Another Paper.” 16 June 2012. Cohen, Jon. “Criminal Charges Dropped Against Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Researcher Judy Mikovits.” Science. 13 June 2012. Enos, Richard. “Researcher Jailed After Uncovering Deadly Virus Delivered Through Human Vaccines.” Collective Evolution. 6 November 2018. Johnson, A.D. and C.S. Cohn. “Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Virus (XMRV) and the Safety of the Blood Supply.” Clinical Microbiology Reviews. October 2016.
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