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  1. Hello everyone I would like to share a resource I found that debunks Covid-19 misinformation. I came upon this Youtube channel while researching the statement said by Pfizer's CEO recently. He said something like 'the Covid-19 vaccine was not originally developed to prevent the virus from spreading.' Which is true, but, as you will see in this video, it was designed to prevent serious illness and turned out to be good at preventing the virus from spreading also (at least initially, but it could have changed due to the different variants, not sure). This fact has probably been brought up already on the forum, but I think this is a good resource. Here's the video (I don't think I need to post the link to the channel, you probably know how to get there): I likely would not have found this video/Youtube channel if my friend had not told me last week about this statement, which would not have led me to do a little more research on what it was all about and then find the article and video. In a way, I was not really surprised by the debunking because I had been aware that the vaccine was effective at preventing the spreading and severe illness. I was just not sure which of these two or one functions was the main goal at the beginning. Anyway, I hope this helps anyone who decides to check it out and/or is confused. I hope I posted to the correct sub-forum, if not, please move it, thanks.
  2. Hello, when it comes to approaching multiple women a night, if the place has maybe 200-400 occupants (half to 2/3 guys lets say) how many women can you approach before other women get pre-conceived notions about you (such as having seen you approach other women that night)? Thanks
  3. I have used salicylic acid cream to help clear out my (moderate) acne. I did not clear out everything, but it was good enough. I tried using a routine with a skin cleanser, exfoliate, acne cream and moisturizer. Unfortunately, my skin didn't like it very much. It could have been due to the wrong creams, but I don't know. I've heard people say you should at least moisturize your skin. I've tried doing this, but my skin has never responded well to any store-bought moisturizer I used. But, if all else fails, in my experience, something that worked like magic was the Tiege Hanley acne treatment system. It cleared up my skin very well. I still have some because I did not go through the whole container, even though they are small containers. That said, it's not cheap because you have to pay a monthly subscription. But now, back to the main point, I don't use any skin care products apart from the salicylic acid I mentioned above, which I only use once in a while (this could obviously change). However, it seems to have reached a point where it does not do much. It's not much of an issue because my skin is fairly clear, but unfortunately, it is not perfect.
  4. Hopefully Canada and Mexico well be able to stand for democracy and against the dictatorship of the U.S. if it goes to the far right, but it would be a challenge. There is also the possibility of emigration to Canada or Mexico for those that don't want to live in a dictatorship (which I would understand). This seems pretty likely because Republicans would probably try rig to the election in their favour. If the Republicans take back the three back I would like to believe that it would be excruciatingly difficult for Trump/republican party to change the constitution like Putin did to bend the rules for their own self-interest. But once/if that happens, f*ck, who knows what will happen. It would be very weird dystopia time for both Canada and Mexico. A big problem now (from what I have heard) is that if Trump doesn't get in troubled because of January 6th, than it'll happen again, and it'll probably be worse. But as my dad says, hopefully there are enough people with the right mind to keep the U.S. democratically stable. And that's why voting is so important! There is a TLDR News US video that discusses a similar thing. In summary, it's pretty unlikely, but still possible. One other thing I will say is that watching American politics, predominantly the right, makes for some entertainment because of the sh*t that happens. Probably not great because of the fact that's it's not SNL even though it seems like it.
  5. Here's an article by a Canadian political scientist that discusses the possibility that the U.S. could turn into a righwing dictatorship by the year 2030. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jan/03/us-rightwing-dictatorship-2030-trump-canada Scary stuff for the U.S. and Canada as well as the rest of the western world.
  6. I add any music that I like or at least don't mind to this playlist, so it's a mix of genres. However, according to spotilyze, the main genres are pop, modern rock, tropical house, pop rock, and electro house. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2oKOoK9JiTZgXREk7f6Kef?si=5580bd2ad9144f30
  7. @Leo Gura Will you have a conversation with a scientist or rationally minded person anytime in the future? Or are you no longer interested in doing that? I'm not talking about having a debate, but instead, having a good-faith conversation about reality, truth, and science. I'm sure there are plenty of people that would be very much interested in doing so. You can talk to people like Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michio Kaku, Michael Shermer, or perhaps a typical university professor. Neil deGrasse Tyson is probably busy, so it might be a challenge to speak with him. However, he was recently on Modern Wisdom, so he definitely has some time. Also, even if you think they are not interested in having a conversation or think it's a waste of time, it doesn't hurt to test the waters. It could be positive for both sides but also negative too, you never know. Thanks.
  8. Honestly, I feel like he could do more with what he has. Even if he did hypothetically donate 6 billion, that's like 2.3% of his wealth, which is very small. There is no doubt he's done some good things and is helping all of humanity go in a positive direction, but much more of his wealth, in my opinion, could be funnelled towards more urgent issues that we are facing. But, what do I know? I'm not a billionaire. There are likely many things that I have not considered which would significantly impact his spending. However, if you compare him to Bill Gates or Warren Buffet, he could do more.
  9. Hello, so I am making this post to alert people of a bitcoin scam. The scam is that you get your Bitcoin or Ethereum doubled if you send a certain amount. I almost fell for it myself, but it's a good thing I don't have the minimum amount of bitcoin that would make me eligible. I think it has been around for a while, but watch out for it. https://news.bitcoin.com/spacex-bitcoin-scam-btc-giveaway-elon-musk-nasa-launch/
  10. I Heard about this a while ago, and found this article about it. Elon Musk planned to donate 6 billion dollars to help solve world hunger if the UN layed out how the money is used. Unfortunately he has not donated it yet. Pretty interesting read though. https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/18/tech/elon-musk-world-hunger-wfp-donation/index.html
  11. Here's an interesting video of four body language experts breakdown the body language of Putin during an interview and speech. The thumbnail is a little clickbaity (like many of those found on the youtube channel), but still a good watch to get insight into Putin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCXGQzuaNic
  12. Here is a documentary investigating the way Putin got into power. It’s a little old, but still gives you insight into his character and behaviour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAAMPiF_BSg&ab_channel=CBCNews Here is another video that analyzes John Mearsheimer's essay on Ukraine and the West.
  13. What they are doing is illegal. There are also people there that are not only against the vaccine mandate between the USA and Canada; there are protesters waving the natzi swastika flag, which has nothing to do with a vaccine mandate. Those two things put together doesn’t make it a very helpful protest. The protesters that are there for the Canada-USA vaccine mandate have the right to do so, only if it’s not breaking the law, which they are, therefore listening to their concerns and grievances would not be a democratic process. Also, if they didn’t block the streets, stay for weeks, stop the economy from flowing, and have tried to use guns, which is what they have been doing (all which is not legal protesting), then there would not be as much of a problem. The protesters that have joined in for other grievances that they have against the government (such as masks and lock downs), are not really doing anything productive because the federal government doesn’t enforce those things. A much better thing for them to do would be to protest that in a legal manner in their own province. Furthermore, some protesters going to Ottawa may risk being linked to dangerous criminal activity, so it’s also not a great idea for them either. All in all, I strongly disagree with the protest.
  14. @Carl-Richard Maybe commenting this on the video would have worked fine; the quotes are pretty straight forward. They are kinda hard to argue with, unless physicists now understand quantum physics (at least the theoretical part) to the point where these quotes are out of date and not accurate, which may have not been so clear back then. I wonder what Prof Dave would say about the quotes. Maybe you'd get the response from him that you would get from physicists (reluctance) explained in the NewYorkTimes article referenced by @Blackhawk (I have not read the article though because it's locked, I'm just guessing 'reluctance' because the title seems to point to it). The article is categorized as opinion, so it is someones speculation that they would not want to understand quantum physics. However, on psychologytoday.com and others they have articles about the same thing, so maybe not.