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  • The Great Acetylsalicylic Acid Controversy

    by coldwarrior ( 45 Comments › )
    Filed under History, Medicine, Open thread at March 5th, 2020 - 12:01 am

    This is a fun bit of history. How did such a ubiquitous and wondrous drug.
    Some light reading.

    It is an open thread

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    45 Responses to “The Great Acetylsalicylic Acid Controversy”
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    1. eaglesoars
      1 | March 5, 2020 9:04 am

      The dates in this are odd – which doesn’t mean I’m disputing them.

      I think I’ve told this story before, when the discussion has been about what people knew and didn’t know of Hitler’s intentions toward the Jews.

      Dad said sometime during his senior year in high school – 1933 – they had a speaker address the class in the school auditorium. German or Austrian, Dad didn’t know if he was Jewish. But he was very clear about Hitler’s intentions, including the Jews, and said one way he intended to finance his war effort was thru controlling the supply of Aspirin. This was in a little town in Pennsylvania nobody has ever heard of, Vestaburg and dad said it was right before graduation, so, say, June. Hitler had finally taken over, when? March? January?

      The doc linked to here says Hitler took over the production in 1938.

      I don’t doubt either story but I sure wish Dad could have remembered that man’s name.


    2. coldwarrior
      2 | March 5, 2020 10:45 am

      Warren is out


    3. rain of lead
      3 | March 5, 2020 10:48 am

      Corona virus is now in tenn


    4. eaglesoars
      4 | March 5, 2020 11:01 am

      FISA court bans officials involved in Carter Page wiretaps from seeking surveillance

      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/fisa-court-bans-officials-involved-in-carter-page-wiretaps-from-seeking-surveillance


    5. eaglesoars
      5 | March 5, 2020 11:04 am

      This is a new way to build bridges. Modeled on an umbrella, I guess. Pretty neat

      https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a31227950/new-way-build-bridges-balanced-lift/


    6. eaglesoars
      6 | March 5, 2020 11:16 am

      I didn’t remember his name, but I definitely remember him standing up for 2A rights and backing down the Greeensboro City Council. He lit it up.

      https://youtu.be/bBEUlJZg5CY

      Well, his name is Mark Robinson.

      AND HE JUST WON HIS PRIMARY!!!

      https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/black-conservative-mark-robinson-pulls-off-stunning-victory-in-north-carolina/


    7. eaglesoars
      7 | March 5, 2020 12:05 pm

      More about shipping – and one of the reasons I think 2Q is gonna get ugly

      The Port of Los Angeles is the busiest container port in North America. 40 sailings have been cancelled from Feb. 11 through Apr. 1, about 25% of typical ship calls during this time, Port of LA Executive Director Gene Seroka says.

      https://twitter.com/CNBC/status/1232427551051542528


    8. eaglesoars
      10 | March 5, 2020 5:26 pm

      Oopsie

      Obama Administration Official Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges; Details Very Hush about High Profile DEM

      Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, who ran the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for eight years under President Obama, was arrested in Brooklyn on Friday and charged with sex abuse after an incident in October 2017, the police said.

      https://truepundit.com/obama-administration-official-arrested-on-sex-abuse-charges-details-very-hush-about-high-profile-dem-2/


    9. AZfederalist
      12 | March 5, 2020 8:37 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      Kind of a world of difference between criticizing Justices and threatening them. Ol’ Schmuckie ain’t too bright


    10. AZfederalist
      13 | March 5, 2020 8:56 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      That’s pretty slick


    11. eaglesoars
      14 | March 5, 2020 11:08 pm

      So I’m working on a schedule to go down to Knoxville to look at properties and asking our travel agent about flight schedules. She told me unless I want to make the arrangements myself, I should hurry up, she’s out of business in about a week.

      Everything has just stopped.

      bedtime

      AZfederalist wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      That’s pretty slick

      Thank heavens there are some very smart people around. We schlubs rarely realize how much we have to be grateful for.


    12. rain of lead
      15 | March 6, 2020 6:35 am

      morning y’all


    13. rain of lead
      16 | March 6, 2020 7:02 am

      spring forward to a new time zone this weekend


    14. coldwarrior
      17 | March 6, 2020 7:03 am

      rain of lead wrote:

      spring forward to a new time zone this weekend

      I wish we would stop this.


    15. eaglesoars
      18 | March 6, 2020 8:14 am

      Here is the EPA list of disinfectants that kill that bug (Clorox and Lysol on on there)

      https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-03/documents/sars-cov-2-list_03-03-2020.pdf


    16. eaglesoars
      19 | March 6, 2020 8:22 am

      “Don’t tell us if you’re ahead of us on the math”

      WTAF is wrong with these people? They can’t do simple division and this went thru producers, etc., HOW MANY people before it aired and nobody knew it’s wrong.

      The dumbest 48 seconds to ever air on TV.

      “He could have given each American $1 million…”

      Behold our betters.

      https://twitter.com/bubbaprog/status/1235805267167604736


    17. eaglesoars
      20 | March 6, 2020 8:33 am

      Jobs report very good, 273k added, all sectors up (except retail maybe?), wages up, unemployment rate at 3.5%

      BOOM!


    18. lobo91
      21 | March 6, 2020 9:20 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      And people wonder why we’re $23 trillion in debt…


    19. 23 | March 6, 2020 9:37 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      Oh that’s not the best part. NYT actually repeated it and the original idiot on Twitter that posted this was told her math was faulty. She then doubled down and said no matter, Bloomberg had so much money that he LITERALLY could give everyone in America $1,000,000.

      Yeah, because apparently he has $327 TRILLION dollars in that checking account?


    20. 24 | March 6, 2020 9:39 am

      @ lobo91:

      If the Easter Bunny could bring me anything, it would be an indictment by Durham of this bitch.


    21. eaglesoars
      25 | March 6, 2020 9:52 am

      The Barbarian wrote:

      NYT actually repeated it

      There is no better evidence of group-think. It is the hive-mind in 16-point bold font.

      I don’t want Hillary indicted. I’m all outta fucks for these people. I want to see memes that say “Hillary DID kill herself!”

      While in a cell in Rikers.


    22. RIX
      26 | March 6, 2020 10:05 am

      lobo91 wrote:

      From the least self-aware person in America:

      EXCLUSIVE: ‘I’m the most investigated innocent person in America!’ Hillary Clinton snaps back in new doc, insisting there is ‘no regulation against’ secret email server and that she and Bill deserve every cent of their $153m from Wall Street speeches

      That is amazing. What I can’t tell is if she is acompulivive liar, delusional, or both.


    23. 27 | March 6, 2020 10:22 am

      CW – maybe you can remember this because I certainly don’t.

      I seem to recall there was a serious H1N1 pandemic in 2009. Obama pretty much did NOTHING until there was a high level of infection and scores and scores of deaths.

      And even then, the countermeasures? We were told to wash our hands, use Purel, cover our mouths when we coughed and sneeze in our sleeves. I don’t recall people being told to work from home en masse, schools being closed and a prediction of the World Economy coming to an end. Did we even restrict flights from China?


    24. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      28 | March 6, 2020 10:32 am

      The Barbarian wrote:

      CW – maybe you can remember this because I certainly don’t.

      I seem to recall there was a serious H1N1 pandemic in 2009. Obama pretty much did NOTHING until there was a high level of infection and scores and scores of deaths.

      And even then, the countermeasures? We were told to wash our hands, use Purel, cover our mouths when we coughed and sneeze in our sleeves. I don’t recall people being told to work from home en masse, schools being closed and a prediction of the World Economy coming to an end. Did we even restrict flights from China?

      I was just telling my kids about that a couple days ago. Yesterday their school was giving them the panic rundown on everything they should not do (no cases in my state) and I had to remind them that under the previous regime the president did nothing at all and the press didn’t find that to be a problem in the least.


    25. eaglesoars
      29 | March 6, 2020 11:10 am

      @ Deplorable Martian Overlord:

      CDC to-date numbers on U.S.flu fatalities: 18,000

      Heard on the street: One way to get rich: Ask Brian Williams to give you two 10s for a fiver. Keep doing it.


    26. Possum
      30 | March 6, 2020 11:54 am

      Because I have a strange and twisted mind I would be very interested to see if the number of “regular flu” cases has dropped since everyone in the world has started washing their hands and stopped coughing on each other.

      Maybe the CDC could look into this? It could prove that if people were more hygienic all the time then the spread of other diseases could be reduced.

      Oh well….


    27. eaglesoars
      31 | March 6, 2020 2:08 pm

      Your move assholes……

      NOW: Michael Flynn has waived attorney client privilege opening the door for prosecutors to interview his former Covington Burling attorneys on claims of ineffective assistance of counsel when he pleaded guilty.

      https://twitter.com/MMineiro_CNS/status/1235977865566597120


    28. eaglesoars
      32 | March 6, 2020 2:10 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Update: Judge Emmett Sullivan has ordered Flynn’s former Covington Burling attorneys to “take all actions reasonably necessary” to respond to his clams of ineffective assistance of counsel, including testifying in court if needed.

      https://twitter.com/MMineiro_CNS/status/1236005178396086275


    29. eaglesoars
      33 | March 6, 2020 3:13 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Obama Administration Official Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges; Details Very Hush about High Profile DEM

      Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, who ran the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for eight years under President Obama, was arrested in Brooklyn on Friday

      not a WHIFF of scandal. Correct. More like a STENCH

      Charles K. Edwards, a former Acting Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has been indicted on 16 counts relating to a scheme to steal software and databases containing the personal information of government employees so he could sell an enhanced version of that software to the Department of Agriculture, the Justice Department announced on Friday.

      https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarahhansen/2020/03/06/ex-homeland-security-watchdog-indicted-for-fraud-theft-of-government-property/#f0982093a799


    30. eaglesoars
      34 | March 6, 2020 4:58 pm

      yeah, this isn’t the first time I’ve heard this

      Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the agent asserted that, “We had to cancel the VP Christmas get together at the Vice President’s house because Biden would grope all of our wives and girlfriend’s asses.” The annual party was for agents and Navy personnel who were tasked with protecting the Biden family.

      “He would mess with every single woman or teen. It was horrible,” the agent said.

      According to the source, a Secret Service agent once got suspended for a week in 2009 for shoving Biden after he cupped his girlfriend’s breast while the couple was taking a photo with him. The situation got so heated, the source told Cassandra Fairbanks, that others had to step in to prevent the agent from hitting the then-Vice President.

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/11/exclusive-former-joe-biden-secret-service-agent-protect-women-weinstein-level-stuff/


    31. AZfederalist
      35 | March 6, 2020 5:48 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      I wish we would stop this.

      Stopped doing it 21 years ago when we moved to AZ. I can’t believe that Indianna switched several years ago. I think if they tried that here in AZ, there would be a revolution.


    32. 36 | March 6, 2020 5:52 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Interesting…I believe Covington & Burling LLC is the firm that employs Obama’s “wing man” – former attorney general Meerkat.

      Insufficiency of counsel? That’s not a good look. Could it be that MAYBE Mr. Fast and Furious told the lawyers to essentially take a dive in the case of Flynn and talk him into a guilty plea? Certainly they had the same information Powell has.

      I don’t know if it’s a good sign that Sullivan is allowing this, but it’s serious stuff. This is the kind of allegation that gets the Bar’s Disciplinary Committee opening a file.


    33. eaglesoars
      37 | March 6, 2020 5:54 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      I don’t know if it’s a good sign that Sullivan is allowing this,

      Well, it think it would be a bad sign if he didn’t, so there’s that………


    34. Aussie Infidel
      38 | March 6, 2020 5:56 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      rain of lead wrote:

      spring forward to a new time zone this weekend

      I wish we would stop this.

      I know the feeling. We are about to spring back in the opposite direction at Easter.

      Day light saving time gives you an extra hour of sunlight in the evenings …. but … it also contributes to the increased fading of your curtains!.

      Doncha know! !

      HEH!

      🙂


    35. eaglesoars
      39 | March 6, 2020 8:16 pm

      Mark Meadows is becoming Trump’s chief of staff! Mulvaney is going to be special ambassador to Northern Ireland


    36. eaglesoars
      41 | March 6, 2020 8:38 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Mark Meadows is becoming Trump’s chief of staff! Mulvaney is going to be special ambassador to Northern Ireland

      So who gets OMB?


    37. AZfederalist
      42 | March 6, 2020 8:44 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      not the babylon bee

      https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/gun-owners-of-america-applies-for-a-red-flag-order-for-senator-charles-schumer/

      That’s perfect. That is exactly the kind of thing that red flag laws are going to cause.


    38. eaglesoars
      43 | March 6, 2020 8:44 pm

      Why is Tucker Carlso interviewing Roger Stone, of all people, about Assange?


    39. AZfederalist
      44 | March 6, 2020 8:46 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      Oh, and this comment in that thread:

      Other people that have ben arrested for threating a federal official could possibly contest their convictions if nothing is done to this pompous ass.


    40. Possum
      45 | March 6, 2020 10:14 pm

      We are supposed to do something with clocks on Sunday. It used to be important many years ago but now with computers and phones they do it automatically. Great! However, cats are not connected to the internet. So I will still get one or more of them jumping up and down on my bladder and other squishy bits about three hours before I have to get up. Cats do not care about what time it is. They just instinctively know when to be assholes.


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