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Post by Sean Hayden » Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:11 pm

Learning more about fungi is giving me anxiety. You know about zombie fungus, but did you know that when scientists looked inside ants, preserved at the moment of death, they didn't find the fungus in their brains? --that gives me chills!

Christ, or how about another fungus that releases loads of psilocybin and amphetamine into its host? That's still nothing compared to another that appears to have evolved to rely on a virus for its mind control tricks... :hairfire:
How the Zombie Fungus Takes Over Ants’ Bodies to Control Their Minds
The infamous parasite’s methods are more complex and more sinister than anyone suspected.
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/arc ... ds/545864/
These fungi drug cicadas with psilocybin or amphetamine to make them mate nonstop
The insects keep at it even if chunks of their abdomens fall off
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/mas ... top-mating
Is This Fungus Using a Virus to Control an Animal's Mind?
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/arc ... al/565982/
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Post by Brian Peacock » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:51 pm

I for one welcome our fungal overlords.
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Post by Sean Hayden » Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:06 pm

--feeling the itch?
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The reason I never exercise is to avoid Athlete's Foot...
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Post by NineBerry » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:47 am

Fact: SD is alive

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Post by Brian Peacock » Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:13 am

According to the World Bank The Netherlands is the only country in the World where wealth inequality is higher than the World average.
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:48 am

:smoke: Peacock's Paradox.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:52 am

Scotty's Swerve. :)
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:01 am

"Wat is het een gezellig boel hier".

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Post by Hermit » Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:14 am

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According to the World Bank The Netherlands is the only country in the World where wealth inequality is higher than the World average.
It's because The Netherlands is one of the worst tax havens in the world.
Dutch officials really don’t like it when someone calls their country a tax haven.

In 2009, the Obama administration did just that, naming the Netherlands as one of a number of countries where scores of major American firms had established subsidiaries in order to avoid paying U.S. taxes. In a press briefing, the White House also noted that, taken together with Bermuda and Ireland, the Netherlands claimed nearly a third of all foreign profits reported in 2003 by U.S. corporations.
A more recent article here.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:36 am

All data is political. Can't be trusted. :tea:
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:46 am

You drink the Covid kool-aid. :hehe:
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Post by Hermit » Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:46 am

Brian Peacock wrote:
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All data is political. Can't be trusted. :tea:
Moreover, the chart shows income inequality ranking. The World Bank ranking concerns wealth inequality, aka wealth Gini. World average is 0.885. The only greater one is Netherlands with 0.9092. List here. The table is sortable. Sort by column titled "Wealth Gini (2019)"
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Post by Brian Peacock » Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:51 am

Worth noting that that a score of zero on the Gini scale means everyone in a society is equal and a score of one means a single person has all the goodies.
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