Wednesday Reads: A bottle of insulin…

You know, Alan Dershowitz has totally ruined the film Reversal of Fortune for me…it was such a good movie. Wait..I think I’ve said that before…

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20 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: A bottle of insulin…”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    Have a good day

  2. MsMass says:
    This is somewhat reassuring about lower rates of infection even if we don’t get to herd immunity.

  3. dakinikat says:

  4. dakinikat says:

    David Duke with all the baggage and then some at it again …

  5. dakinikat says:

    The world may be rid of this asshole !!!!

  6. dakinikat says:

  7. dakinikat says:

    I so relate to this little girl

    • bostonboomer says:

      OMG! She’s so cute! The girl next to her is covering her face the whole time.

  8. NW Luna says:

    BOGGLE! These crazies are driving me crazy!

    • quixote says:

      Because, duh, bamboo only grows in Chynah. And, duh, they use bamboo for *everything*. Cooking pots, spaceships, everything.

      (If you’ve ever made paper, you know what you want is cellulose, as close to pure as possible. Using bamboo in papermaking would be like mixing glass into your slurry because of all the silica it contains.)

      • NW Luna says:

        Bamboo is used for papermaking, though it is difficult to pulp because of the silicia content. Traditional paper in Vietnam and other SE Asian countries was made from bamboo. China still uses bamboo in papermaking.

        I only know this because I just finished reading Paper Trails, From Trees to Trash –The True Cost of Paper by Mandy Haggith. Fairly well written though sometimes belabors the point far too much. It’s discouraging how what remains of Earth’s forests are slashed and pulped, and “replaced” with enormous monoculture tracts of nonnative species for the paper and pulp industries.

        • quixote says:

          Of course it was used in some handmade papers. It has very interesting properties for papermaking, so you wind up with products which can be a bit like papyrus. But the chances a mill making heavyweight paper for ballots wants to ruin its machinery on one run of mixed-in bamboo — just so a Q-Ball in Arizona can guess it’s from Chynah — is down there with the multiple zeroes.

          • NW Luna says:

            The use of bamboo in contemporary, non-handmade paper (China uses bamboo plus other fibers in the pulp making up commercial paper) is a separate topic from Trumpists’ conspiracy theories.

          • quixote says:

            Aargh, Luna. Paper for ballots. Specialized. Not just your regular “copier” paper. (Now you’re going to tell me it’s not used much in copiers any more?) yadda, yadda. Can’t use same machinery. Anyway, I assume you get the point I’m making? i.e. the whole thing is gonzo.