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Northeast Region / Re: Commonwealth Coast Conference
« on: September 07, 2020, 03:42:09 pm »
I originally posted this on the Future of Division III board, Pat Coleman thought this board was more appropriate.

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First they came for the Indians. Next the Cancel Culture is coming for the Colonels...

https://whdh.com/news/curry-college-plans-to-replace-colonel-mascot-with-logo/

From the news release...

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“This time in our nation’s history in which larger conversations around racism and racial violence, bias, and the true meanings of diversity and inclusion make it important for us to examine institutional norms, not solely in the context of our College’s history but also in that of contemporary social and cultural issues,” the college said in a statement.

Since namesake Samuel Silas Curry ( and his wife Anna Baright Curry) were famous as elocutionists, and he never was a Colonel, then perhaps one could concede the point.  The wording in the news release is the standard verbiage that we see in Cancel Culture initiatives.  My comment is that the NCAA came down hard on my alma mater for its "Indians" mascot, even though our founder, James Winfred Hunt, grew up on a Kaw Indian reservation where his father was a physician. Not having a sufficient relationship with a Native American nation, such as the Mississippi College Choctaws or the Florida State University Seminoles, McMurry is no longer the "Indians".

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National topics / Re: BB: Requiem in pace (R.I.P.)
« on: September 07, 2020, 02:55:23 pm »
Lou Brock, who earned an academic scholarship to Southern University

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/06/sports/baseball/lou-brock-dead.html


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For all his natural speed, Brock was also a student of baseball and an innovator in pursuing the art of stealing bases, using technology to “synchronize your movement with the pitcher’s movement.” Late in the ’64 season, he obtained a movie camera and began filming pitchers as they took their set position, threw to first base and threw to the plate, hoping to discover tendencies that might give him an edge.

Brock’s ingenuity wasn’t appreciated by at least one pitcher, as David Halberstam related in his book “October 1964”:

“One day he was filming Don Drysdale, as tough a pitcher as existed in the league.

“‘What the hell are you doing with that camera, Brock?’

“‘Just taking home movies,’ said Brock.

“‘I don’t want to be in your goddamn movies, Brock,’ Drysdale said, and threw at him the next time he was up.”

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General Division III issues / Re: Future of Division III
« on: September 06, 2020, 12:36:04 am »
Three part analysis of information originally published in the New York Times.

https://www.redstate.com/michael_thau/2020/09/03/ny-times-up-to-90-testing-positive-for-c19-virus-not-infectious-but-problem-actually-much-worse/

The Nobel-Prize-Winning inventor of PCR testing, Kary Mullis, opposed the use of PCR testing for viruses.

From Part 2 of the articles...

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“PCR” stands for polymerase chain reaction, the biochemical process developed by a researcher named Kary Mullis in 1983 that the test uses.

Though it was important enough to earn Mullis a Nobel Prize, most are unaware that PCR wasn‘t designed to test for viruses at all.

Mullis invented it to synthesize genetic material for research purposes and, in fact, was strongly opposed to the way it wound up being used to test for the HIV virus.

Mullis’s process takes segments of DNA through a “cycle” that doubles the amount. That might not seem like a big deal, but it starts to add up pretty quickly.

If, for example, you ran a single segment of DNA through just 40 PCR cycles, you’d end up with 1 x 240 segments, which is over a trillion new copies.

This is a horrible scam being perpetrated on the American people.   No live virus has been found in any amplifications above 24 PCR cycles.  Why has the CDC not adhered to this standard?

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General Division III issues / Re: Future of Division III
« on: August 18, 2020, 09:06:42 pm »
Since it mentions NYU and Baruch, for your contemplation.

NYC IS DEAD FOREVER… HERE’S WHY

https://jamesaltucher.com/blog/nyc-is-dead-forever-heres-why

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General Division III issues / Re: Future of Division III
« on: August 17, 2020, 10:41:02 pm »
I will leave this here, take form it what you want:
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/08/04/an_effective_covid_treatment_the_media_continues_to_besmirch_143875.html

Unless I am missing something this is eye opening.

Notice they did not include Brazil among the early users of HCQ? They cherry-picked the data for countries very effectively. Brazil handed it out like candy and the country is almost as much a hot mess as we are. Other countries that didn't use HCQ faired well also with contact tracing, isolation, and testing, like South Korea and New Zealand. Articles like this, and some that have come out demonizing HCQ, have very efficiently ONLY used data that helps their cause. It has a great WOW factor for politics, it's absolute garbage for science.

There is no conclusive data on HCQ, no matter how either side wants desperately to point it out for political purposes. There are some half formed studies that show it works and other half-formed studies that show it either doesn't work or is harmful in bad doses. But it's all half-formed and unproven. That's the problem with politics intruding on science as badly as it has with this disease. We demand fast answers, and science isn't geared for fast.

The most interesting test of this will be Russia's relatively untested and completely unproven "vaccine." Provided we get accurate data, which is probably about a 0% chance...

South Korea did use HCQ as one of the drugs as well as other public health matters such as contract tracing and dedicated (quarantine) facilities as reported by UPI on Mar 12, 2020.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2020/03/12/South-Korea-experts-recommend-anti-HIV-anti-malaria-drugs-for-COVID-19/6961584012321/

This was before remdesivir was available.

The web site "C19 study" gives updates on epidemiologic data and a current tally of the world's literature.

https://c19study.com/

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General Division III issues / Re: Future of Division III
« on: August 17, 2020, 10:24:08 pm »
And in the news today, [Gov Tim Walz (D-MN)] MN Governor Quietly Reverses Course on Hydroxychloroquine

This past week Minnesota became the second state to reject regulations that effectively ban the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine for use by COVID-19 patients.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mn-governor-quietly-reverses-course-on-hydroxychloroquine/ar-BB1824Me

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General football / Re: Shirts, and stickers and decals oh my!
« on: August 07, 2020, 08:06:42 pm »
In Estes Park CO this week,

a St Olaf Soccer t-shirt on a young man, and

a UW-Lacrosse sweatshirt on a college-aged woman.

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General Division III issues / Re: Future of Division III
« on: August 07, 2020, 08:03:21 pm »
A study published by the B-I-L just today.  More to be done, I'm sure, but this study tested various drug cocktail combinations at different stages of infection.  It found that sometimes they could prevent infections, in others they found combinations which could kill the virus, others which could kill infected cells and others that could inhibit virus reproduction.

A hydroxychloroquine cocktail with some other drugs was found to prevent infection.  Could be useful in an aged care home, I imagine, in giving the oldies added resistance.  Or perhaps with police or other essential services.  It was also included in a combination that was mildly effective at limiting virus reproduction.  Other combinations which didn't include hydroxychloroquine were more effective at killing the virus or killing infected cells.

https://bpspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/bcp.14486

We can now return to our regularly scheduled tribalism.
Thanks, Oz.

Model-informed drug repurposing is exciting to consider as we have a better understanding of molecular biology.

I found this news article interesting.  The paper has been posted online for review. Fenofibrate (Tricor) is such a familiar drug for clinicians and has a very favorable therapeutic and safety profile.  The way that it works in the lung tissue in vitro is  remarkable.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/existing-drug-may-downgrade-covid-threat-to-common-cold-level-jerusalem-study/

What we are seeing in the whole Wuhan SARS episode is the assault on the Big Pharma/ Big Government Industrial Complex, to borrow a concept highlighted by President Eisenhower in his January 1961 Farewell address, from the assaults by the great unwashed scientific outsiders. Knowledge is being dispersed instantly and outside the "approved channels".

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General Division III issues / Re: Future of Division III
« on: August 07, 2020, 06:56:14 pm »
This virologist provides excellent insight into the effectiveness of HCQ, including the French and Swiss experience with using HCQ, then abruptly stopping its use and then resuming HCQ for early primary treatment on the country's Case Fatality Ratio Index. As the author states, the Fauci-Hahn model for treating COVID-19 has been disastrous for Americans.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/08/04/an_effective_covid_treatment_the_media_continues_to_besmirch_143875.html

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General Division III issues / Re: Future of Division III
« on: August 07, 2020, 12:21:59 am »
FYI on COVID-19 around the world.

https://c19study.com/

Update on the numerous HCQ trials and studies around the world. Early and prophylactic works. Late (or not at all) doesn't.

In mid March, when the Indian Council on Medical Research*** was recommending HCQ for early treatment of affected people, prophylaxis for immediate family and others identified by contact tracing and for prophylaxis for health care workers, Dr Fauci was holding out for the $3+K /dose remdesivir that doesn't save lives and for the vaccine (for which he owns half of the patent and is estimated to be worth $500M). The contract for the vaccine has been awarded to Pfizer for $2B.

In late May, the WHO was chastising Indonesia for its use of HCQ.

According to www.worldometer.com as of today,

USA  492 deaths per million for 331 Million citizens

India 30 deaths per million for 1.38 B

Indonesia 20 deaths per million for 273M

Best practices for COVID19 now include early and generous use of HCQ, Z-Pak and Zinc.

Dr Fauci failed us.


*** https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/AdvisoryontheuseofHydroxychloroquinasprophylaxisforSARSCoV2infection.pdf

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South Region football / Re: FB: American Southwest Conference
« on: July 28, 2020, 12:47:00 pm »
Started thinking about the hypothetical breakdown of a 2 division E/W ASC and what type of set up the conference would do.

The west would have to include Sul Ross, McMurry, Hardin-Simmons and Howard Payne, the East would have to include Belhaven, LC,  and ETBU. That leaves UMHB, TLU and Southwestern which are debatable as to which side they should be on in the glancing at a map test. 

Do UMHB and HSU have to be in the same division to ensure they play each other or are we split which makes a little bit more map sense. Splitting UMHB/HSU and putting TLU in the East as well would ensure that 1 and 2 from 2019 would rematch and then match up with HSU in the championship?

Who knows if any of this is really going to happen, but at this point I have a lot of time on my hands since my Fall weekends plans just got canceled  :-\
maybe no SU or TLU. so McM, HSU, HPU, SRU in the west ---UMHB, ETBU, LC, Belhaven in the east 1 intersquad game and a conf championship
If su and TLU, kick UMHB west. Divide it at I 35. SU is west of 35, UMHB is east of 35
Is not the SU campus east of I35, and UMHB west of I35?

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General Division III issues / Re: Future of Division III
« on: July 25, 2020, 05:55:44 am »

Yeah, hard pass on reading anything from American Thinker when there is a link at the top to another article whose headline starts out as "leftist radicals" and another headline with "Pelosi endorses anti-Jewishness." If I wanted to be indoctrinated with propaganda I'd just follow Trump on Twitter!
I will make it more palatable for you.

LA Times

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-06-24/dharavi-slum-in-mumbai-india-contained-covid-19

and a news article with a quote from WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

http://newsonair.com/News?title=WHO-says-COVID-19-can-be-controlled%2C-Cites-Mumbai%26%2339%3Bs-Dharavi-as-example&id=393507

New York Gov Cuomo's health care policies caused more deaths (32,617) than all of India (29,890). As of today, worldometer showed New York's death rate at 1677 per million and India's at 22 per Million.

20 times more deaths in the US and the Fauci-led public health policy compared with the policy by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is shameful.

The US is not employing "best practices"!

Except none of that talks about HCQ, which was the point of your original political propaganda. Those articles quite rightly mention the success of contact tracing, testing, education and strict quarantine, the methods that worked in China, South Korea and other areas but were NOT mandated here by those in charge until much too late. Your propaganda piece says one thing that is completely unsupported by the articles they quote.

If HCQ on it's own really worked, Brazil, where they are handing it out like candy, wouldn't be the hot mess it is. Despite President Trump's wishes, and his mouthpiece claims, HCQ has had no significant proven medical success. Other methods like testing, tracing, and quarantine have worked. The American experience has been an abject failure so far. Failure usually lands on the boss's desk. Responsibility starts at the top....
Yes the article does talk about HCQ efficacy: a June 9, 2020 article in Tribune India.

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/hcq-vitamin-tablets-help-mumbai-cops-beat-covid-19-96751

and, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) guidelines, from the newspaper article cited above

https://www.healthcareradius.in/clinical/26160-revised-icmr-advisory-on-hydroxychloroquine

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The revised guidelines have now recommended the prophylactic use of HCQ for all asymptomatic healthcare workers involved in containment and treatment of COVID19 and asymptomatic healthcare workers working in non-COVID hospitals/non-COVID areas of COVID hospitals/blocks, as well as asymptomatic frontline workers, such as surveillance workers deployed in containment zones and paramilitary/police personnel involved in COVID-19 related activities, asymptomatic household contacts of laboratory confirmed cases.
  The above quote comes from the actual ICMR guidelines for prophylaxis (a 4 page pdf) the link of which is below.

https://www.icmr.gov.in/pdf/covid/techdoc/V5_Revised_advisory_on_the_use_of_HCQ_SARS_CoV2_infection.pdf

HCQ is not available in Texas. The governor has prohibited its use for COVID. On Thursday, I asked my physician for a prophylactic dose as recommended by ICMR, and he said he could not give me one.

President Trump liked HCQ and recommended its use in public health care policy. Drs Fauci's and Birx' did not and so HCQ was not a vital part in health care policy as it was in India. Public health policy in the various states has primarily followed CDC guidelines (Fauci and Birx). Gov Cuomo tied up all of the HCQ in NYS.  Michigan Governor Whitmer threatened doctors who prosecution in March if they prescribed it. The FDA has pulled its emergency use authorization on June 15, 2020, because of "cardiac" complications. The Media has frightened the populace with scare stories, but ask any physician when was the last patient in whom they saw the cardiac complications in their less-than-healthy/chonically ill lupus patients.

Ironically for Gov Whitmer, Henry Ford Hospital showed HCQ lowered death rates. (A CNN news article)

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/02/health/hydroxychloroquine-coronavirus-detroit-study/index.html

Other large countries with very low death rates for COVID include Indonesia and Malaysia.

Here is a Reuters article via US News about HCQ use in Indonesia (Population 273M and COVID death rate of 17 per million)

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2020-05-26/exclusive-indonesia-major-advocate-of-hydroxychloroquine-told-by-who-to-stop-using-it

Finally jknezek, "propaganda"?  Why the ad hominem attack?  I have elaborated on the sources that the blogger used for the article, and provided more to make the case.

The failure of the health care policy by Drs Fauci and Birx has not been due to the widespread use of HCQ for treatment and prophylaxis as the President who have wanted.

In the meantime, the FDA has approved the $3000/dose remdesivir for Coronavirus, which will not save more lives. (It will only shorten hospital stays from 15 to 11 days)

The FDA has also given a $2B contract to Pfizer for a coronavirus vaccine that

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"... would need to be at least 50% more effective than a placebo in preventing or at least decreasing the severity of COVID-19 in order for the Food and Drug Administration to approve it, the agency said Tuesday."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2020/06/30/fda-coronavirus-vaccine-would-have-least-50-effective/5349964002/

Note the attendant insider trading that lines the pockets of those in the know with good connections to the FDA.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/25/business/coronavirus-vaccine-profits-vaxart.html


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General Division III issues / Re: Future of Division III
« on: July 25, 2020, 03:40:25 am »
Clark University, Mount Holyoke College, UMass Boston and Dartmouth are most likely to ‘perish,’ according to new analysis

Lots of D3 names mentioned in a blog post by Scott Galloway, a NYU Marketing professor.  He categorized 436 US News & World Report Colleges according to Thrive- Survive- Struggle- Perish.

https://www.masslive.com/news/2020/07/clark-university-mount-holyoke-college-umass-boston-and-dartmouth-are-most-likely-to-perish-according-to-new-analysis.html

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General Division III issues / Re: Future of Division III
« on: July 23, 2020, 12:44:36 am »

Yeah, hard pass on reading anything from American Thinker when there is a link at the top to another article whose headline starts out as "leftist radicals" and another headline with "Pelosi endorses anti-Jewishness." If I wanted to be indoctrinated with propaganda I'd just follow Trump on Twitter!
I will make it more palatable for you.

LA Times

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-06-24/dharavi-slum-in-mumbai-india-contained-covid-19

and a news article with a quote from WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

http://newsonair.com/News?title=WHO-says-COVID-19-can-be-controlled%2C-Cites-Mumbai%26%2339%3Bs-Dharavi-as-example&id=393507

New York Gov Cuomo's health care policies caused more deaths (32,617) than all of India (29,890). As of today, worldometer showed New York's death rate at 1677 per million and India's at 22 per Million.

20 times more deaths in the US and the Fauci-led public health policy compared with the policy by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is shameful.

The US is not employing "best practices"!

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General Division III issues / Re: Future of Division III
« on: July 21, 2020, 11:50:22 pm »
I have been away from the boards because of very busy 2 weeks. July is usually a very busy month for me because of social "non-distancing" that happens every fall.

HCQ works! Please read the background material and the references in the "blue font". When we compare the outcome of public health policy recommended by our experts at the NIH, CDC and FDA versus what the experts at the Indian Council of Medical Research recommended, Dr Fauci, the CDC, the FDA and everyone else look pathetic. President Trump was right! HCQ works.

Give it early!  Give it often! Give it prophylactically to high risk individuals! HCQ works!

From the article, ...the US' death from COVID is 20 times higher than India's.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/07/what_made_asias_largest_slum_a_success_model_for_treating_covid19.html

Give everyone HCQ who wants to take it (or mandate it as people are talking about for the vaccine) and get on with life.



Update...  You may not see this at NYT, WaPo, NBC, CBS, ABC MSNBC and any other Main Stream Media (MSM) platform.

Google was caught blacklisting conservative sites such as American Thinker. The "technical" glitch was uncovered and reported yesterday.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/07/google_blacklists_american_thinker_and_reverses_it_after_its_blacklisting_of_conservative_sites_is_exposed.html

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