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Mendel

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That earns an eye roll...
Thank you for making me aware of this.

The link in question is https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dls/locs/...-Changes_CDC_RT-PCR_SARS-CoV-2_Testing_1.html , and the information in it it obviously correct:
Based on this announcement, various types of misinformation have begun to spread, e.g. that the PCR test has a high false positive rate (it doesn't) or that it can't distinguish between Influenza and Covid (it is only positive for Covid, not for Influenza).

A full debunk with authoritative statements is at https://factcheck.afp.com/http%3A%2F%2Fdoc.afp.com%2F9H36PP-2 , here's an excerpt:
I'm sure a click on "See why" in the screenshot would have led to a similar page.

Now Facebook obviously uses automation to scan for misinformation, and one efficient way to do that is to scan for a links: people can write different words, but they'll usually link to the same sources. So, to curb the type of misinformation that I described above, obviously somebody added the CDC link to Facebook's misinformation scanner, which may have resulted in some automated false positives (easily cleared up via the "see why" link).

Kinda funny if you think the CDC is lying to the public, but to me it's more of a shoulder shrug than an eye roll.
 
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deirdre

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Mendel

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but not the moon one, its gone over my head
Established cosmology says that the moon is basically a big round rock orbiting the Earth that the sun shines on. (If you have doubts, find a daytime moon -- dateandtime.com will give you moonrise and moonset -- go outside, and hold up a round object next to it, and compare light and shadow.)

Some people who don't hold with established cosmology claim that this is a deception, and that the light that reaches us from the moon is not reflected sunlight, but instead claim that the moon is its own light source, akin to the sun.
Article:
Genesis 1:16 Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also.


Of course nobody would try to claim that established cosmology can't be true because rocks don't reflect light, and illustrate it with a picture of a rock reflecting light, except as a joke -- or would they?
You decide: Source: https://twitter.com/davino_mike/status/1207047245041930240
 
OK thanks Mendel, thats sort of what I understood (I thought there perhaps might of been a deeper meaning which I wasn't getting)
except I took the picture to mean, OK the rock/moon is illuminated in this picture (and since rocks cant reflect light according to them) then the answer is it must be giving off light somehow

Of course everything we see reflects light photons or else we couldn't see it.
Speaking of the genesis quote, I met someone in the last year when I pointed out the moon to them during the day, it blew their mind 'I didn't think you could see the moon during the day, is this normal etc'
I'm like (to myself), you've been on this planet for over 40 years and you have never noticed o_O
 

Mendel

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Of course everything we see reflects light photons or else we couldn't see it.
That's slightly overstated: we can see something that emits light, but does not reflect it.
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Rocks do have shadows, though.

(If you want to discuss this further, we should make a separate thread.)
 
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JMartJr

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(If you have doubts, find a daytime moon -- dateandtime.com will give you moonrise and moonset -- go outside, and hold up a round object next to it, and compare light and shadow.)
Well whattaya know?
 

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Mendel

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Talking about sheeple, this has been a source of deep amusement for me:
Article:
Sheep have a strong instinct to follow the sheep in front of them. When one sheep decides to go somewhere, the rest of the flock usually follows, even if it is not a good "decision." For example, sheep will follow each other to slaughter. If one sheep jumps over a cliff, the others are likely to follow.

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It's like, if a flock of sheep had to choose a slogan, it'd be that.
 
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Agent K

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I just remembered a children's joke: Why is an elephant big, grey, and wrinkly? Because if it were small, white, and smooth it would be an aspirin.
And why is an F-18 "Rhino" big, grey, and angular? Because if it were small, white, and round it would be a Tic Tac.
 

FatPhil

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https://www.saynotosmokedetectors.com/

This is how it begins...
"""
Say NO to Smoke Detectors!
People are waking up to the danger of smoke detectors!

Here are some FACTS you NEED TO KNOW!
"""

Too many facts to quote here, and if I quote the best, I'll spoil it for you, and if I quote the worst, you'll not feel tempted to waste your precious 3 minutes reading them all, so I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place...
 
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