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  1. Welcome to the forum, I'm sure someone will have an answer for you soon.
  2. Great article, I was totally wrong on what I thought it would say. Explains NFB very well, and also problems without if not compensated for correctly.
  3. Haven't read yet, I will. @mikebse2a3 is very knowledgeable on this subject and messed around with it a lot, he has a clear preference (cannot recall what), but to the point that if someone can tell him what their preference is he can advise/warn a particular amp may not be to their likeing because of that one parameter alone. I assume that article is going to tell me it's a preference thing, not a signal compromise. I'm going to also guess the fantasy part come is because of how things are recorded, and so you are fooling yourself if you think there is some advantage to having, or not having it, for sound reproduction at home.
  4. From this article, I haven't had a chance to review the opinions yet. "Across the nation, religious institutions are challenging COVID-19-related restrictions on religious worship. There are too many cases to note. We recently posted about the U.S. Supreme Court’s (SCOTUS) decision denying an application for injunctive relief filed by South Bay United Pentecostal Church challenging California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Stay-At-Home order and 4-stage reopening plan which restricted religious worship gatherings. We also posted about district court cases from Kentucky and North Carolina where executive orders in those states were found to violate the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. On May 30, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in a one-line order, upheld a decision by the District Court for the District of Delaware that declined a church’s request for a temporary restraining order against enforcement of Delaware Governor John Carney’s COVID-19 emergency orders. Earlier this month, while evaluating Kentucky Governor Beshear’s COVID-19 executive orders, the Sixth Circuit answered several lower courts’ direct pleas to resolve “the constitutionality of these governmental actions … at the appellate level,” in Roberts v. Neace. (A week prior to the decision in Neace, the Sixth Circuit applied Kentucky’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Maryville Baptist Church, Inc. v. Beshear, to enjoin enforcement of the Governor’s orders in a manner that would ban drive-in worship services.) The court reviewed two orders, the first of which prohibited all mass gatherings “including, but not limited to, community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based, or sporting events.” The second order permitted “life-sustaining” businesses to operate within the state but did not count religious services as “life-sustaining.” The court in this case issued an injunction against the Governor’s order after finding that the order was not neutral and generally applicable. “As a rule of thumb,” the court reasoned, “the more exceptions to a prohibition, the less likely it will count as a generally applicable, nondiscriminatory law.” Businesses permitted to operate as “life-sustaining” included law firms, laundromats, liquor stores, gun shops, airlines, mining-operations, funeral homes, and landscaping businesses if social-distancing and other health related precautions were followed. Since the orders were not neutral and generally applicable, they were subject to “strict scrutiny” review. Although the Sixth Circuit found that the Governor’s orders were supported by a compelling interest, they were not narrowly tailored to control the spread of COVID-19. The orders could have instead limited the number of people who could attend services at one time. So, we ask, after the SCOTUS South Bay case, are these district court and circuit court cases still “good law”? How can courts consider similar governmental orders that result in similar burdens to religious exercise, but arrive at such different results? The answer might lie in Chief Justice John Robert’s philosophy of judicial restraint. He wrote in the South Bay majority opinion that “[t]he precise question of when restrictions on particular social activities should be lifted during the pandemic is a dynamic and fact-intensive matter subject to reasonable disagreement.”
  5. Hi john, per your request I deleted the double post.
  6. A basic article from National Law Journal, a couple of months old, but discussing the 9th Cir. Case and the 6th Cir. Cases. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.natlawreview.com/article/judicial-restraint-time-covid-19%3Famp
  7. Split from Covid Vanished Thread to keep that on track. Hopefully this thread will last
  8. So you put it here? That a one week vacation from the Lounge section. If you post in the Lounge Section within a week then unfortunately there no choice but to escalate. If you have any questions you can PM me.
  9. That quote was from March 29th. There were about 125,000 cases (with very, very limited testing) and just over 2,000 deaths back then. He also said it wasn't impossible to hit 1 to 2 million, but they he was using "middle of the road" models and projections. He also said to be careful about predictions because they are a "moving target." My favorite quote from back on that day, in reference to when the Country could open back up again is: "The virus itself determines that timetable." I think that has turned out to be 100% correct. You can hope, pray, try new treatments to improves odds, try to get people to see wearing a mask is good common sense and not a deprivation of personal freedom, none of it matters to the virus. So have we gone through the first wave? Flu season is right around the corner, spreads the same way, will it be the cause of a second wave?
  10. They don't know, yet, what comorbidities "kill off" Covid-19 patients, only that they were present at time of death. The average number of comorbidities is 2. 40% of adults in the US are obese, (BMI 30 or above) they say our diet (not quality of care) it what puts us about 50th in life expectancy overall (Hong Kong, Japan, other parts of East Asia and southern Europe like Spain and Italy are consistently in the top ten). So that's deaths. So for hospitalzations (not deaths) hypertension in about 50% of patients hospitalized and positive for Sars-Covid-2, same for obesity, chronic lung disease about one-third, diabetes 30% and 30% for cardiovascular disease. (Smoking, or long history of same is probably heavly associated with chronic lung disease and cardiovascular disease). That information goes straight to CDC by hospitals because it is a "reportable disease." Hospitalizations, when they use "comorbidity" are talking about preexisting conditions a person had before Covid-19. So back to DEATHS as a result of COVID-19. Here is why this thing is so complex, and the lay public is typically way outside it's element when it tries to take CDC numbers and reach his/her own conclusions. The CDC numbers on deaths come from death certificates submitted by the states, They Code in the cause of death due to Covid-19 (U07.1) and they can also list other factors that contributed to the death. These don't necessaryily have to be preexisting conditions. Vascular dementia is listed as a comorbid factor in 22% of deaths in the 85+ group, and 0% in the 0 to 24 age group. That makes perfect sense. Obesity is a comorbidity factor is 22% of the deaths in the 0 - 24 group, and 0 percent in the 85+ group, no idea why that would be. Age is it's own independent factor on the chances of dying if you get Sars-CoV-19 and appears to be consistent everywhere. Individual identified comorbid conditions, going back to April in US, which is updated weekly. Some of the comorbidities listed seem to be concurrent, or as a result of Covid-19. not preexisting. Like pneumonia, cardiac arrest and respiratory failure. SOURCE: https://data.cdc.gov/NCHS/Conditions-contributing-to-deaths-involving-corona/hk9y-quqm In the group 0 to 30, 16% have preexisting Comorbid conditions relating to Covid-19 deaths. 30 to 40 I think is about 1/4 have preexisting comorbidities 40s 40% 50s about 60% 60s about 75% 70 and above it's 85% A sudden change of diet,
  11. That is one of the best articles I have read, from the most prestigious scientific journal in the United States (probably the world). What's every one's BMI? They can do it, roughly from height and weight, but when my sister did mine in college, I had to get in a tank of water, they took measurements with special calipers on arms, stomach, legs, etc., to come up with the most precise measurement of BMI and body fat. That's obviously going to have zero bearing on where things are now. How close is just using height and weight to an accurate BMI measurement? +/- 5%?
  12. I thought we were talking about political mailers, i.e., that you get in the mail that are blatantly false. Maybe I misread the original post. We are off in tall weeds on issues, revisiting Heller. Nothing else about mailers, how they are used? Every Poly Sci major across the country studies examples of how they are used in National, State and local elections. Another failed Travis experiment on whether a Topic, during an election cycle, can stay on track, outside of politics and political issues because of his eternal optimism? Or did he use the wrong example? Mailer arrives, clearly false, says Joe Candidate wants to end your social security. Anyone get something like that recently? If so, without identifying the party, candidate or group that sent it, was it issue focused by a special interest group? Was it from a particular campaign? From a particular party. Any idea why you got it? You are registered voter? Your state lists what party you registered with for primarys. You contributed to a candidate? You belong to a special interest group? You purchased a license that your state sells a mailing list (hunting license)? Do they cite sources in fine print, usually with footnotes, or is it just a allegation? Blatantly false mailers don't typically get sent until right before the election so there is no time for other side to respond. Mine typically get tossed before they reach me so I haven't been keeping track.
  13. Ex-Cop are exempt in Texas if they honorably retire. They can keep their gun, badge, etc. if they honorably retire.
  14. I moved this to Talkin' Tubes so OP might get more input and information.
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