Being Bamboozled

This is great. Pretty similar to one by Mark Twain, actually, but I am adding it here, anyway:

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we have been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We are no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we have been taken.”

— Carl Sagan

Our Assumptions Are Wrong

This is an amazing biological discussion that will affect the health of all people – MUST SEE

Zach Bush MD is a physician specialising in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care.

He is an internationally recognised educator and thought leader on the microbiome as it relates to health, disease and food systems.

Dr. Zach founded Seraphic Group and the non-profit Farmer’s Footprint to develop root-cause solutions for human and ecological health.

His passion for education reaches across many disciplines, including topics such as the role of soil and water ecosystems in human genomics, immunity, and gut/brain health.


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To Wear or Not to Wear

My attitude is simple: Wear a mask if you are worried, but leave the rest of us alone to breathe in peace. And, anyone who fell for this "pandemic" probably also fell for the "Arabs with box-cutters and negligible flying skills pulled off the 9/11 attacks" meme; Obama’s "hope and change" or whatever he called his "movement," and the Kennedy assassination "magic bullet" official explanation.

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Emissions Test

text conversation A mostly one-way text conversation I had with my wife, Tara, yesterday while she worked and I tried to get her car emissions tested. I was laughing at my own situation after a while, wondering what could possibly go wrong next. I never did get it tested because I really did have to leave and get gas.

The day was not all bad, though, as earlier that morning we helped unload and hand out an entire truckload of food to anyone in need, mostly people laid off because of the quarantine.

Belmont Stakes to Be Run First in Triple Crown This Year

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These are the entrants.

Still more here.

Horse racing fans will not be denied the Triple Crown this year, even though the order of races will be different. Instead of having the Kentucky Derby, which will take place on Sept. 5, kick off the Triple Crown schedule, the series will begin on Saturday with the 2020 Belmont Stakes. This year’s race is shorter than usual, as it will be 1-1/8 miles in length as opposed to the traditional 1-1/2. The 2020 Belmont Stakes post time at Belmont Park is scheduled for 5:42 p.m. ET.

Trump Hammers Cuba While Cuba Cures the Sick

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Not content to sabotage Cuba's domestic health sector, the Trump administration has been attacking Cuba's international medical assistance, from the teams fighting coronavirus to those caring for underserved communities in 164 countries.Trump Hammers

The Effects of Fluoride

See articles below on the effects of fluoride.

I'm getting one of these, though I haven't decided yet exactly which one.

Either way, I can't afford to get any stupider.

Here’s a good article (with infographic) on the subject.

Movies and TV Shows Filmed in Budapest

This might be useful for research

  • Love and Death
  • Etoile
  • Music Box
  • Howling V: The Rebirth
  • The Cremaster Cycle
  • Gloomy Sunday
  • Au Pair
  • In the Beginning
  • An American Rhapsody
  • Last Run
  • Dinotopia
  • Perlasca Un eroe Italiano
  • I Spy
  • Underworld
  • 8mm 2
  • Munich
  • Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
  • Transporter 3
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
  • Iris
  • Budapest
  • Pillars of the Earth
  • Juan
  • La Rafle
  • The Debt
  • Carlos
  • The Rite
  • The Borgias
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • Season of the Witch
  • Bel Ami
  • Silent Witness
  • Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol
  • In the Land of Blood and Honey
  • A Good Day to Die Hard
  • Dracula
  • World War Z
  • 47 Ronin
  • Doctor Stranger
  • Hercules
  • The Last Kingdom
  • Underdog
  • Spy
  • The Martian
  • Inferno
  • Maigret
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Atomic Blond
  • Red Sparrow
  • Man to Man
  • Homeland, season 7
  • Terminal
  • The Spy Who Dumped Me
  • Colette
  • The Alienist
  • Robin Hood
  • Midsommar
  • Hanna
  • Treadstone
  • Gemini Man
  • Terminator: Dark Fate
  • 6 Underground
  • Strike Back
  • Dune
  • Bloodshot
  • Black Widow

    Films that have disguised Budapest as other cities

  • as Paris: Escape to Victory
  • as Moscow: Red Heat
  • as Paris: Cyrano de Bergerac
  • as Paris: M. Butterfly
  • Mortal Kombat
  • as Buenos Aires: Evita
  • Il Fantasma dell'Opera
  • as Rome: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
  • as East Berlin: Spy Game
  • as Berlin: Max
  • as London: Being Julia
  • as Rome, Paris, and London, among others: Munich
  • Eragon
  • as Berlin: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
  • as Vienna: The Nutcracker in 3D
  • as East Berlin: The Debt
  • as Paris: Bel Ami
  • Season of the Witch
  • The Eagle
  • as Monte Carlo: Monte Carlo
  • The Raven
  • as Moscow: A Good Day to Die Hard
  • World War Z
  • as Warsaw: The Art of the Steal
  • as Beijing: The Martian
  • as Paris and Rome: “Spy”
  • as a Moldovan city: Spectral
  • as Berlin: “Atomic Blonde”