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playground player
Member since Oct-01-06 · Last seen Jul-26-21
NJ--no rating. Favorites, Morphy, Marshall, Anderssen. Played a lot as a teen, then let it go for 40 years. Trying to reconstitute myself as a chess player.

Meanwhile, let this forum serve as a refuge from wild-eyed loony leftism. Here there will be no admiration for Hugo Chavez, Castro, or any of the other tin-pot dictators admired by chess players from the safety of freedom-loving Western democracies. Here will be found a premise that most of the nations of the world today are governed by Godless fools. Ours, too, unfortunately.

I was also going to say some uncomplimentary things about Queen Pawn games, the Sicilian and the French Defenses, Semi-Slav games, and a few other chess matters. But as those are purely questions of personal taste, I have chosen to leave them alone.

Since setting up this forum, I have also had several novels published: "Bell Mountain," "The Cellar Beneath the Cellar," and "The Thunder King." For more information about them (and me), visit my website, http://leeduigon.com/

Update, much delayed: my fourth book, "The Last Banquet," came out last year, and my fifth, "The Fugitive Prince," I expect to be published sometime this Spring. For book covers and free sample chapters, visit my blog.

Update again: "The Fugitive Prince" is out now and the next project is "The Palace." Editing is well advanced, but we're still waiting for a cover.

Update: "The Palace" is in print now along with No. 7, "The Glass Bridge," with No. 8, "The Temple," waiting in the wings. The first seven are all available via amazon.com.

Update: No. 8, "The Temple," and No.9, "The Throne," are now in print, with No. 10, "The Silver Trumpet,"due for release any day now.

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   playground player has kibitzed 6790 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-25-21 playground player chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: "Nobody's talking about mandatory vaccines"? Get the shot or you can't work. Get the shot or you can't enter public places. This from the same administration that wanted to force all small businesses to sign a declaration that the 2020 elections were pristine in their ...
 
   Jun-06-21 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
 
playground player: <WannaBe> I'm having serious problems with my blog, and I wish I had consulted you sooner. After 10 years of solid viewership growth, I'm suddenly back to 2016-type viewer numbers--without having done anything differently. During those 10 years, I always picked up ...
 
   May-30-21 Alekhine vs M Scholtz, 1932 (replies)
 
playground player: Wow! It looks just like an Albin Counter-gambit game.
 
   Mar-15-21 J M Dominguez vs Iturrizaga Bonelli, 2007 (replies)
 
playground player: How do you spell "relief"? "Monday's chess puzzle"!
 
   Feb-04-21 D Gurevich vs Short, 1983 (replies)
 
playground player: Watson was a great deal smarter than Hastings.
 
   Jan-19-21 Mecking vs S Mareco, 2011 (replies)
 
playground player: The hard thing about this puzzle was believing the solution could've been so easy.
 
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Jul-24-21
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  diceman: <OhioChessFan:

If you don't care about your fellow man, you don't have to worry about passing on an asymptomatic case that coyld be fatal for that person.>

I'm not sure if your statement implies one who has gotten the Vax.

I just saw an interview with Robert Malone, inventor of the mRNA technology. He said getting the Vax does little to prevent transmission to others. If you have Covid, you will likely give it to someone else, Vaxxed or un-Vaxxed.

(Obviously, this is only from a Vax standpoint, and not including things like social distancing)

He called Fauci a liar for pretending the Vax will create heard-immunity. Malone believes this will only be over when enough people actually get Covid.

He also said, the fact that they are already talking about booster shots, indicates they already know the Vax wont protect for long.

Jul-25-21
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  OhioChessFan: <OhioChessFan: If you don't care about your fellow man, you don't have to worry about passing on an asymptomatic case that coyld be fatal for that person.>

<dice: I'm not sure if your statement implies one who has gotten the Vax.

I just saw an interview with Robert Malone, inventor of the mRNA technology. He said getting the Vax does little to prevent transmission to others. If you have Covid, you will likely give it to someone else, Vaxxed or un-Vaxxed.>

That "if" casually bypasses the point you're 90 something % less likely to get it. I guess we could all live in caves to decrease the chances even more, but for now, the vaccine is an obvious reasonable precaution to take. I absolutely don't get where people are coming from on this.

<(Obviously, this is only from a Vax standpoint, and not including things like social distancing)

He called Fauci a liar for pretending the Vax will create heard-immunity. Malone believes this will only be over when enough people actually get Covid.>

Okay. Irrelevant to getting the vaccine. Get Covid after vaccination, it won't kill you.

<He also said, the fact that they are already talking about booster shots, indicates they already know the Vax wont protect for long.>

Irrelevant to getting the vaccine. I continue to be bewildered by the anti-vaxer position.

Jul-25-21
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  playground player: "Nobody's talking about mandatory vaccines"?

Get the shot or you can't work.

Get the shot or you can't enter public places.

This from the same administration that wanted to force all small businesses to sign a declaration that the 2020 elections were pristine in their honesty and fairness!

Jul-25-21
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  diceman: <OhioChessFan:

That "if" casually bypasses the point you're 90 something % less likely to get it.>

I'm not sure it matters.
He said <antibodies> is somewhat of a misnomer, the Vax actually works by creating <cell protection>.

I don't know how <cell protection> translates into transmission rates, transmission strength, from the time Covid enters your body, till:

A) You don't get it.
B) You actually contract Covid.

<Okay. Irrelevant to getting the vaccine.>

Maybe for you, not for Goebbels.
They must create the hate and contempt.
Divide and conquer!
(Who knew Ohio was a Democrat?)

<I continue to be bewildered by the anti-vaxer position.>

It's a shame we don't have free speech/truth anymore to find out if you should be less bewildered.

There were two people on after the doctor, trying to generate the real data. They said they had confirmed 11,000 dead, and half a million suffering complications, in the US from the Vax.

When asked if that was good or bad.

They said they didn't care, and were only trying to generate the real data, so you could make an informed decision.

<I guess we could all live in caves to decrease the chances even more>

Some have, it's an alternative way to care about life, while trying to avoid this:

<11,000 dead, and half a
million suffering complications>

Jul-25-21
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  thegoodanarchist: OK, I wasn't planning on coming back, but this is a serious public health issue and needs to be addressed.

<OhioChessFan: ...

Irrelevant to getting the vaccine. I continue to be bewildered by the anti-vaxer position.>

Facts:

1. There is no vaccine. Calling the jabs "vaccines" is deliberate misinformation. These are novel mRNA manipulation shots.

2. My understanding is that <OCF> is about 60 years old. For people his age and up, or people with co-morbidities, the jab might make sense. But for healthy people under 60 it is not worth the risk. If you are under 40, it is <definitely> not worth it.

3. VAERS has over 5000 confirmed deaths (and rising) from people getting the jab, as of a few weeks ago. If you don't know what VAERS is, you are definitely not making an informed decision about getting the jab.

4. Most new COVID cases are people who got the jab!

5. The jab will NOT prevent you from being contagious - COVID can be spread by "vaccinated" individuals.

The smartest blogger that I know of, Vox Day, has covered this topic extensively. You can check out his posts here:

https://voxday.blogspot.com

Jul-26-21
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  diceman: <playground player:

Get the shot or you can't work.

Get the shot or you can't enter public places.>

Unless you're entering the country illegally.

Unless George Floyd style rioting/looting/arson, are mandated by regime leaders.

<rioting/looting/arson>

Whoops.
Peaceful protesting!

Jul-26-21
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  Troller: <tga>

<1. There is no vaccine. Calling the jabs "vaccines" is deliberate misinformation. These are novel mRNA manipulation shots.> I think this is mostly semantics but you are right that we have not had vaccines based on the mRNA technology before. The technology has been used in other medical treatments though.

<VAERS> collects all data and does not analyze it. Among the <5000 confirmed deaths (and rising) from people getting the jab> there are examples of suicide and rabies just to give a few examples that seem not related to a vaccine.

<4. Most new COVID cases are people who got the jab! > Do you have data on this?

I fully understand skepticism towards covid vaccination, especially as it becomes in practise forced upon us. But when you present <facts> also be prepared to back them up.

Jul-26-21
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  Diademas: <optimal play: <Diademas: ... The AstraZeneca vaccine is a good vaccine, but with obvious shortcomings.> Uh ... yeah ... a good vaccine if you're not bothered about one of the obvious shortcomings being death after getting injected with it.>

The AstraZeneca vaccine, along with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a so called viral vector vaccines. This is a quite conventional way to deliver genetic material coding for a desired antigen into the recipient's host cells.
One of the extremely rare side effects are thrombosis in woman under the age of 50. 3 instances in 1,000,000 according to VAERS. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/201...

<<Give specific examples> SM-102>
I'm guessing this is in reply to your rather ludicrous clame of "secret" ingredients.

SM-102 is a synthetic amino lipid that forms part of the drug delivery system for the Monderna vaccine. This has proved vastly superior to the viral vector approach described above. But hey! That's not synthetic, so you might prefer it, and there is nothing secretive about it. It was first synthesised in 2017 [ https://worldwide.espacenet.com/pub... ] and its entire chemical composition and preparation is open for anyone to read, even at Wikipedia. [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SM-102 ] .That is how science works. Open sources, peer review and self correcting. Looking at the video one could be left with the impression that a pharmaceutical lab was more like a Shakespearian scene where witches stirring in a bubbling caldron while adding
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog.

<<And no-one is suggesting mandatory vaccines>

The pressure is being ramped up to make it very difficult for anybody not taking the jab.>

As I've tried to explain to you, the only alternative to vaccination, bar letting us all get infected, is a prolonged time of restrictions for people who represent a risk of spreading the disease. You are effectively trying to have your cake and eat it too. You're obviously critical to the restrictions we've seen, but your not willing to lift a finger to end it.

Jul-26-21
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  Diademas: < playground player: "Nobody's talking about mandatory vaccines"?

Get the shot or you can't work.

Get the shot or you can't enter public places.>

Look above. And yes, I would expect an employee at a nursing home to take the vaccine, and I would be in favour of having large public gatherings without health hazards walking around. And would you be in favour of anyone entering the US without being vaccinated, tested or quarantined?

I don't think anyone in Norway has lost their job for refusing to be vaccinated, but I could see situations where I would have no problems with that.

Jul-26-21
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  WannaBe: #4 is simply not true, if not, a downright lie.

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article...

<Health data shows the surge is almost entirely connected to unvaccinated people.>

Jul-26-21
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  technical draw: Thanks <WannaBe> I now have a title for my new movie: "Attack of the Unvaccinated" "Ripped from today's headlines!" "Don't watch it alone!" "No one will be seated unless they show a vac-card."

Movie ideas just write themselves.

Jul-26-21
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  thegoodanarchist: <<Troller: <<<tga: 1. There is no vaccine. Calling the jabs "vaccines" is deliberate misinformation. These are novel mRNA manipulation shots.>>>

I think this is mostly semantics>

You are wrong. It is not semantics, there is a stark difference between the two mechanisms.

<<VAERS> collects all data and does not analyze it. Among the <5000 confirmed deaths (and rising) from people getting the jab> there are examples of suicide and rabies just to give a few examples that seem not related to a vaccine.>

This is irrelevant to the point I made. Since this is a matter of public health, please try to put aside your desire to "score points" with someone who doesn't share your politics. In other words, try to look at the big picture instead of your selfish agenda of trolling.

Not only that, this is SPECIFICALLY addressed in the 2nd link below.

<<<<4. Most new COVID cases are people who got the jab!>>> Do you have data on this?>

WTH???? Did you not click on the link???

< But when you present <facts> also be prepared to back them up.>

THAT'S WHY I INCLUDED THE LINK! SHEESH, TRY USING YOUR BRAIN.

Since you seem to have lost IQ points since the last time I interacted with you, here are links to the specific blog posts I was referring to, not just the blog home page:

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2021/07/...

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2021/07/...

(This is the particular post I was referring to earlier.)

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2021/07/...

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2021/07/...

(anecdotal, but there are many anecdotal stories)

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2021/07/...

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2021/07/...

(oops, it was 11,000 VAERS cases, more than double the 5,000 I mentioned before. The lower number is from the Scottish PHS.)

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2021/07/...

And...
http://voxday.blogspot.com/2021/07/...

<REMINDER: heard from another medical professional. Covid cases are on the rise in their area, but ALL of the infected are vaccinated. Not some, not most, all of them.

REMINDER: Reuters reports that three-quarters of the Covid cases in Singapore are vaccinated people.

REMINDER: 84 percent of the new cases of COVID in Israel are vaccinated individuals.>

And this guy has been covering the story all along, so there are lots more posts with information about what's going on.

Jul-26-21
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  WannaBe: Indonesia also reported a lot of vac'd people getting COVID, why? The country used Chinese SinoVac... So did a lot of S. American and African countries.
Jul-26-21
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  thegoodanarchist: < WannaBe: #4 is simply not true, if not, a downright lie. https://www.sfgate.com/news/article...

<Health data shows the surge is almost entirely connected to unvaccinated people.>>

Wow, after all the years, and you call me a liar?

How odd that you doubt someone who has had a record of being right nearly 100% of the time, for over a decade, but the usually dishonest news media you trust implicitly?

Then ask yourself why don't you believe the Reuters report?

Jul-26-21
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  WannaBe: UMass Medical: https://www.umassmed.edu/news/news-...
Jul-26-21
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  thegoodanarchist: <WannaBe: Indonesia also reported a lot of vac'd people getting COVID, why? The country used Chinese SinoVac... So did a lot of S. American and African countries.>

Rich Eisen got the Pfizer jab:

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2021/07/...

What brand did the TX Dems get jabbed with??

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2021/07/...

Let's face it, what happened is, you took the jab and now want to retroactively justify your decision by ignoring the data, pretending that the problem is only with the Chinese version.

And you stooped to calling me a liar in order to maintain your cognitive dissonance.

You will now go onto my ignore list.

Jul-26-21
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  thegoodanarchist: Clicking on all my links has revealed that I mixed them up anyway, even though I thought I straightened it out. I apologize for the disorganization of that post.

Here is the link:

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2021/07/...

<we already know more than 11,000 Covid vaccine deaths have been recorded in the VAERS system.>

Jul-26-21
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  thegoodanarchist: <Diademas: ...

I don't think anyone in Norway has lost their job for refusing to be vaccinated, but I could see situations where I would have no problems with that.>

After all, it's not <your> job that is being lost.

It never fails - whenever the mask is ripped off the Leftist/Socialist/Progressive, they never have a problem forcing suffering (or even death) onto OTHER people.

Jul-26-21
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  thegoodanarchist: <Diademas: ...

As I've tried to explain to you, the only alternative to vaccination, bar letting us all get infected, is a prolonged time of restrictions for people who represent a risk of spreading the disease.>

Maybe you should try to explain to yourself that 1) the vaccines do not prevent catching COVID, and 2) don't keep you from spreading COVID if you contract it!

<You are effectively trying to have your cake and eat it too. You're obviously critical to the restrictions we've seen, but your not willing to lift a finger to end it.>

And you are trying to sell us on an efficacy that exists only in liberal propaganda.

Jul-26-21
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  Diademas: <thegoodanarchist: <Diademas: ... I don't think anyone in Norway has lost their job for refusing to be vaccinated, but I could see situations where I would have no problems with that.>

After all, it's not <your> job that is being lost.

It never fails - whenever the mask is ripped off the Leftist/Socialist/Progressive, they never have a problem forcing suffering (or even death) onto OTHER people>

And the suffering and deaths of people tended to at a nursing home by the unvaccinated, asymptomatic carrier who work there?

The odds of dying from a blood cloth after taking the vaccine (applies to AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson) are far lower than getting it as a complication from Covid.

<<<<<4. Most new COVID cases are people who got the jab!>>> Do you have data on this?>

WTH???? Did you not click on the link???

< But when you present <facts> also be prepared to back them up.>

THAT'S WHY I INCLUDED THE LINK! SHEESH, TRY USING YOUR BRAIN.>

As a self-proclaimed PhD you must know that moronic opinion pieces from a discredited Sci-Fi author or a finance blogger, and political activist don't carry much weight as documentation. So I'll ask again: <<4. Most new COVID cases are people who got the jab!> Do you have data on this?> Cause I have plenty showing you wrong.

To show the level of accuracy. Your own quote: <we already know more than 11,000 Covid vaccine deaths have been recorded in the VAERS system.>

Really? There are no links. Here is what VAERS themselves are saying in their latest release: < More than 339 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the United States from December 14, 2020, through July 19, 2021. During this time, VAERS received 6,207 reports of death (0.0018%) among people who received a COVID-19 vaccine.> https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/201...

And even that number is quite meaningless given that FDA requires healthcare providers to report any death after COVID-19 vaccination to VAERS, even if it’s unclear whether the vaccine was the cause. So if you're run over by a train after vaccination, you end up there.

Jul-26-21
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  Diademas: <thegoodanarchist: <Diademas: ... As I've tried to explain to you, the only alternative to vaccination, bar letting us all get infected, is a prolonged time of restrictions for people who represent a risk of spreading the disease.>

Maybe you should try to explain to yourself that 1) the vaccines do not prevent catching COVID, and 2) don't keep you from spreading COVID if you contract it!

<You are effectively trying to have your cake and eat it too. You're obviously critical to the restrictions we've seen, but your not willing to lift a finger to end it.>

And you are trying to sell us on an efficacy that exists only in liberal propaganda.>

And clinical studies. But what do you care having access to the medical expertise of <The smartest blogger that I know>. It's just depressing.

Jul-26-21
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  WannaBe: Re: Rich Eisen & TX Dems, no one claimed vaccs to be 100% effective. No one ever claimed vaccs to be 100% effective. Repeat until you are blue in the face.

More on mis-information being spread:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/natural-...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/most-inf...

Jul-27-21
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  WannaBe: 97% are not vaccinated.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-...

Jul-27-21
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  Troller: <Here is the link:

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2021/07/...

<we already know more than 11,000 Covid vaccine deaths have been recorded in the VAERS system.>>

This is not a link to the VAERS site but to some blogger with an agenda. You can easily download the data on the VAERS site yourself as I did.

<<<<4. Most new COVID cases are people who got the jab!>>> Do you have data on this?>

<WTH???? Did you not click on the link???>

So you refer to the link to the same blogger who has no medical background yet claim to know more about medicine than thousands of doctors combined. In any case: Can you point me to exactly where he shows that more than 50% of people newly reported infected with Covid are vaccinated? I would like to see where he is getting these numbers.

None of the vaccines are 100% effective, and they were never claimed to be so. We can see that especially the Delta variant can infect people not fully vaccinated. In Denmark the latest numbers show that 22% of new cases of Delta occur for people having one shot of Pfizer. However, only 0.1% occur for fully vaccinated, so called breakthrough infections (https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/indland/m...). I would be surprised if this is vastly different in other countries, although A-Z vaccine is less effective and hence breakthrough infections would be more prominent in places where this vaccine has been used extensively.

All vaccines protect against severe consequences of getting infected, regardless of the variant though.

Jul-27-21
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  thegoodanarchist: <Diademas:

And the suffering and deaths of people tended to at a nursing home by the unvaccinated, asymptomatic carrier who work there?>

Again, that is not even on the table, since people who've received the not-vax are STILL contagious.

Thus, forcing anyone to get vaccinated does not solve the problem you are offering as justification for your fascism.

< Diademas:

The odds of dying from a blood cloth after taking the vaccine (applies to AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson) are far lower than getting it as a complication from Covid.>

Do you erroneously believe blood clots are the only potential side effect?

<As a self-proclaimed PhD> Not self proclaimed, but rather confirmed by a committee of physicists. But of course liberals never let truth stand in the way of their slanders.

<you must know that moronic opinion pieces from a discredited Sci-Fi author or a finance blogger, and political activist don't carry much weight as documentation.>

This is wrong in two distinct ways. Here they are:

1. For one, your rebuttal is nothing more than an error in logic. <Big Pawn> has lectured you (and others) in the Rogoff forum so many times about the genetic fallacy that I would have thought you'd understand it by now. Apparently not.

2. It is obvious that all of Vox's posts contain quotes from the sources from which he gets his info, and what is more, actual LINKS to the sources. This is blindingly obvious - how did you miss it??

Congrats on two own-goals.

<So I'll ask again: Do you have data on this? Cause I have plenty showing you wrong.>

And I will explain it again. What you are calling "opinion" are actually posts containing quotes from the sources, and what is more, actual LINKS to the sources.

Examples include not-vaccinated people dying within short order of receiving the jab, and vaccinated people passing on COVID to others.

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