Anyone plant fruit trees; what kind; I just throw seeds into a permaculture garden after eating a fruit and already have 30 different fruit trees by Jesus in gardening

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One thing about gardening skill is it's pretty easy to recognise -- if one of your neighbours has gardening talent, that'll probably be easy to see. Many people respond well to requests for help in gardening -- seeds are easy to come by if fruit is in season as is gardening know how. It's more FUN with friends. With veggies you can just plant at random near enough - lots of failures will equate to lots of learning. Fruit trees are a longer term thing, so good to get a bit of consultancy beforehand in case you realise only after years that you wish you'd planted something else there. If you're not in a city now, you could practice growing in packets and build up a stock for guerilla gardening in the neighbourhood.

How Fear, Groupthink Drove Unnecessary Global Lockdowns. In the face of a novel virus threat, China clamped down on its citizens. Academics used faulty information to build faulty models. Leaders relied on these models. Dissenting views were suppressed. The media flamed fears and the world panicked. by Chipit in WorldNews

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Lockdowns may have been unnecessary from a public health perspective. But necessary from ohter perspectives, such as social change...

Anyone plant fruit trees; what kind; I just throw seeds into a permaculture garden after eating a fruit and already have 30 different fruit trees by Jesus in gardening

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We don't have a frost issue. It's more the reverse. Sometimes helpful to keep small trees in the shade until they can handle full sun.

Anyone plant fruit trees; what kind; I just throw seeds into a permaculture garden after eating a fruit and already have 30 different fruit trees by Jesus in gardening

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Hmmm. Not my strong point; we don't have a lot of frost to deal with here... Any chance as regards microclimate? i.e. place them next to the air vents or some other such feature that would raise the temperature a few degrees?

Anyone plant fruit trees; what kind; I just throw seeds into a permaculture garden after eating a fruit and already have 30 different fruit trees by Jesus in gardening

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Larger trees are generally more tolerant of extreme temperature than smaller ones, so you could try using a container and moving your trees indoors for the first couple of Winters to help them get established.

Anyone plant fruit trees; what kind; I just throw seeds into a permaculture garden after eating a fruit and already have 30 different fruit trees by Jesus in gardening

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I have been growing 1000s of fruit trees from seed for years now. No, I don't have that much land. I grow them in pots and packets, to give them away to friends, neighbours & strangers. The most popular where I live are definitely papaya -- because I'm mostly giving to people in short term tenancies they want something that will fruit quickly.

Ideally you read up and study what grows where, which soil type, how much sun etc. In practice, most things grow in most circumstances, albeit sometimes not so well, so if you try and grow everything everywhere you'll learn quickly. I guess the single most important point to consider is probably temperature -- I live in the tropics, so I don't bother with any that need winter chilling (e.g. apples, pairs, peaches, plums etc). Conversely, if you live somewhere that it freezes, you can forget the tropical ones such as mangoes, lychees etc.

The main lesson is, don't stress about how, but PUT YOUR HANDS IN THE SOIL, NOW! Give seeds a chance! If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask...

The Wikispooks Coverpage has broken itself!? Suggestions welcome as to what might have gone wrong... by Robin in technology

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Thanks for your insights. The source code is so many levels away from these errors, it's a rather daunting job to try and tackle them:-( But a potentially helpful line of approach in any case.

For now, just upgrading the software to all the latest versions randomly fixed it! What goes wrong by itself sometimes goes right by itself :-)

The Wikispooks Coverpage has broken itself!? Suggestions welcome as to what might have gone wrong... by Robin in technology

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Fixed by a python upgrade! Don't ask me how.

The Corporation - an award winning classic must-see documentary. [A+++] by JasonCarswell in Documentaries

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The Truth About 'Southern Poverty Law Center' by sproketboy in politics

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China study suggests outdoor transmission of COVID-19 may be rare by Robin in Coronavirus

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Non peer-reviewed study finds only one instance of outdoor transmission “among our 7,324 identified cases in China with sufficient descriptions.”

Tyranny, Not COVID-19, Is America’s Most Dangerous Virus by freespeech in news

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Inability to distinguish black from white is a global phenomenon: http://www.unwelcomeguests.net/750

The COVID-19 mortality rate is turning out to be around 0.3% instead of 3-4% by magnora7 in WorldNews

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I just read your 'Adventures Trying to Find Humans on the Internet'. I haven't spent much time on forums, but I can imagine it's frustrating. I read and appreciated your guide about infiltration. And I just noticed a link to R4A on your site - so it occurs to me that you may appreciate http://www.unwelcomeguests.net/750 - which was way too long for most people's taste/stamina, but might be your thing. Well, that and/or any of the other episodes, of course...

CNN: "Coronavirus quickly spread around the world starting late last year, new genetic analysis shows" by Robin in news

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Someone is getting paid to fill whitespace.

Getting "swept away" by magnora7 in C_S_T

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It takes a special kind of "sapiens" to confuse black with white. I think the topic is an important one, which is why I tried to focus #750 on it. A related dichotomy is between acting according to ones feelings and sense data as opposed to acting according to abstract mental models including ideas such as "patriotic duty" and "profit/loss"...

Getting "swept away" by magnora7 in C_S_T

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To me this rings some bells with the difference between "left-brain" (logical, limited) thinking and "right-brain" (bigger picture, more cosmic) thinking. I use those labels less for their anatomical precision (since almost everything we do does involve both hemispheres to some extent) than to identify two polar opposites. I tried (and mostly failed) to elucidate on this towards the end of Unwelcome Guests # 750. Got swept away by reviewing the historical evidence of The Supranationa1 Deep State, and didn't spend long enough on the weakness of the human mind which allows such a group to hide in plain sight. Rather than the unwieldy 750, http://www.unwelcomeguests.net/537 or http://www.unwelcomeguests.net/652 are a better way into brain (mal-)functioning and its implications for society and the self...

Hot take: Saidit should focus on information rather than entertainment, and quality over quantity by Aureus in whatever

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The format favours rather clickbaity/soundbytey posts. And indeed the voting system. I come here for different reasons sometimes, and have gradually shifted towards more comments and less posts. Do much discussed articles get any bonus - is a comment 0.1 of an upvote? Changing the mechanics may help a bit, but ultimately it does come down to the community.

Update on My 87-Year Old Father With Covid-19 by coffee_addict in whatever

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I spend too long reading through statistics and trying to pick out lies from truth. It feels good to read something written from the heart without a hidden agenda, and to get a glimpse behind the numbers to hear what this has meant to you personally.

The COVID-19 mortality rate is turning out to be around 0.3% instead of 3-4% by magnora7 in WorldNews

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https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.29.069054v1.full.pdf

Non peer reviewed paper from last week that lists over a dozen mutations, mostly pretty rare at the moment, but at least one (D614G) seems to be outcompeting its original form. Another one (S943P) is found only in Belgium and is apparently spreading through recombination - i.e. coinfection with other strains in one host allowing different mutations to recombine into a single, fitter, virus. Concerning stuff, especially with a new virus. They may favour re-infectability, i.e. shortening the immunity after a first infection, so the disease becomes an annual event. Note that as of last week Belgium had the highest case fatality rate in the world, >15% :-(

https://www.cebm.net/covid-19/global-covid-19-case-fatality-rates/ - "In China, the CFR was higher in the early stages of the outbreak (17% for cases from 1 to 10 January) and reduced to 0.7% for patients with symptom onset after 1 February." So the first strain might have been really damaging to humans, and got outcompeted by one that was not as deadly but faster spreading (or just not as deadly, since killing people very fast is not a good way to spread widely).

The COVID-19 mortality rate is turning out to be around 0.3% instead of 3-4% by magnora7 in WorldNews

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It's hard to see a virus, never mind a statistic about a virus. Just within China, https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-death-rate/ how to understand a Wuhan rate of 4.9%, other provinces rate of 0.16%? Mutations and different strains is one possible explanation.

You might think, given how much the next pandemic was prepared and planned, there would not be so much confusion and ignorance about it. Do masks help or don't they? You might think... I'm confident that most people are really trying to help people work out what's going on. But probably not everyone.

The COVID-19 mortality rate is turning out to be around 0.3% instead of 3-4% by magnora7 in WorldNews

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I don't think whether we have a new normal is up for debate any more. It's a question of which new normal. Certain aspects, like consuming and travelling less seem long overdue to me. Other aspects not so much...

The COVID-19 mortality rate is turning out to be around 0.3% instead of 3-4% by magnora7 in WorldNews

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Interesting how it has a year in the name, so rather than call it COVID-19v2.0, the next wave can be called COVID-20, like it's a whole new upgraded thing to which immunity cannot be expected from COVID-19 exposure.

The COVID-19 mortality rate is turning out to be around 0.3% instead of 3-4% by magnora7 in WorldNews

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I haven't seen the videos, but if it was man made, I suspect it might be more likely to lose characteristics it was engineered for than if it emerged naturally. So maybe it was more dangerous than the current version.

The COVID-19 mortality rate is turning out to be around 0.3% instead of 3-4% by magnora7 in WorldNews

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Certain aspects fit, such as the male bias. The timing and location also kind of fits. So it could be a cover for otherwise hard to explain deaths. Then again, one wouldn't expect it to die down, so I'm not sure. Did it really do that? Or was it masked by other stats? Short of doing autopsies on the affected, who can say?

Another dead patsy, no trial, no proof. by Jesus in conspiracy

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Freudian slip by Dr. Birx during CNN interview? by Robin in Coronavirus

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Who can say? In itself, it proves nothing beyond reasonable doubt. But it's potentially a piece of a bigger picture.

“Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating?... A world of fear and treachery and torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but more merciless as it refines itself. Progress in our world will be progress toward more pain.” Orwell, 1984 by Robin in LateStageCapitalism

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Thanks for asking this, /u/Horrux . I am optimistic, but it's not easy to explain in words exactly why. Seems like the greater the effort to create such a world, the harder it will ultimately fall. Covid-19, for example, has the potential to wake people up to how much they are (unduly) influenced by corporate media.

What if the lockdown was a big mistake? by Unicorn in news

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If it was a lie, then it probably wasn't a mistake!

Nuclear is one of the safest energy sources, contrary to public belief. by useless_aether in ClimateSkeptics

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Yeah, too clean. It's about energy, not radioisotope production...

Event 201 participant who is now a member of the Australian National COVID-19 Coordination Commission by Robin in Coronavirus

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Not to be confused https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Vittorio_Colao , the 2018 Bilderberger now in charge of "Phase 2" of the Italian coronavirus lockdown, or the Bilderbergers on Trump's task force...

Stanford study: Covid-19 far more infectious, far less fatal than reported. Could this explain the testing "difficulties"? by Robin in GoodNews

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On more careful reading of this study, it has methodological flaws. i.e. self-selection bias among respondents. That's not to say it's conclusion is necessarily incorrect, but this study is not statistically valid.

Stanford study: Covid-19 far more infectious, far less fatal than reported. Could this explain the testing "difficulties"? by Robin in news

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On more careful reading of this study, it has methodological flaws. i.e. self-selection bias among respondents. That's not to say it's conclusion is necessarily incorrect, but this study is not statistically valid.

Who Killed God’s Banker? by ruperttaylor in MurderMostFoul

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No evidence that recovered CPP-virus patients are immune, says WHO. Oh really? Then how is a vaccine possible? by useless_aether in Coronavirus

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The only reason I can think of right is "because experts say".