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List of U.S. Congress incumbents who are not running for re-election in 2022

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As of December 2021, 36 members of Congress—six members of the U.S. Senate and 30 members of the U.S. House—have announced they will not seek re-election. Twenty-one members—six senators and 15 representatives—have announced their retirement. Five retiring Senate members are Republicans and one is a Democrat, and of the retiring House members, 11 are Democrats and four are Republicans.

Fifteen U.S. House members are running for other offices. Four Republicans and four Democrats are seeking seats in the U.S. Senate, one Republican and two Democrats are running for governor, one Republican is running for secretary of state, one Democrat is running for mayor, and one Democrat and one Republican are running for attorney general. No U.S. Senate members are running for other offices.

Retiring from public office.                             Date announced

Richard Burr.  Republican. North Carolina  July 20, 2016

Pat Toomey  Republican.  Pennsylvania. Oct. 5, 2020[

​​​​​​Rob Portman  Republican. Ohio. Jan. 25, 2021

Richard Shelby. Republican​​​​​  Alabama. Feb. 8, 2021

Roy Blunt  Republican  Missouri. March 8, 2021

Patrick Leahy. Democrat. Vermont.  November 15, 2021[6]
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freeman » 01 Dec 2021, 2:28 pm » wrote: I couldn't post the whole article. If you had gone to the article you would have found that the first link would have taken you to the NEJM article. Just as the study Tables 1-4 in the OP article was copied from that NEJM article.

Universities above all other institutions are the most guilty of removing staff that don't advance the narrative. That's how they wound up in the sad state they are today with the likes of trans-gender studies.

But you aren't applying logic. Consider it again:"It follows an email from Professor Robert Scragg, the head of the School of Population Health at Auckland University, which urged Thornley and his co-author, Aleisha Brook, to “immediately publicly retract their article”. Such an intervention is almost unheard of in academia.  Thornley told The Spinoff that he had issued a correction to the paper last week, but that “following the [Scragg] letter, I have decided to withdraw it”."
So the questions beg. Why would he want to bother correcting the paper if the outcome were not substantially the same?
If the outcome were not substantially the same, why did they prevent him from correcting it?

Where is the original paper, marked withdrawn, that would allow us to visit and see and/or recalculate the error for ourselves?
My guess is it would have been a close cousin to the exegesis of the NEJM paper in the OP of this thread.
No, it isn't unheard of in academia.  Universities protect their reputations.

When you publish a piece of crap, that has been completely debunked, you either retract or be fired.
 
 

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Covid-19: A paper on vaccination in pregnancy co-authored by Simon Thornley has been panned by experts around the world

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health ... -the-world

Thornley and Brock said papers published since the original CDC paper were “immaterial” to their analysis. They did not respond when asked to justify their recommendation to withdraw vaccines to large numbers of people without reference to other data.

It was published seven weeks before Thornley and Brock’s paper, but is not referenced.

"We have 11 studies, from 5 countries, done on more than 75,000 people vaccinated in pregnancy, and published either by reputable peer-reviewed journals or directly by health authorities, all of which find no link between Covid-19 vaccination in pregnancy and miscarriage or any other pregnancy complication,” said Dr Victoria Male, an immunologist who studies vaccines and pregnancy at Imperial College London
 

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A 2021 paper which Thornley co-authored which linked mRNA vaccines, such as the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, to significantly higher rates of miscarriage was publicly criticized by the academic community throughout New Zealand, including the Head and other senior members of the university’s School of Population Health, for ignoring evidence that had already been published in a high-impact peer-reviewed research journal, and for a less-than-rigorous analysis of the data provided by the Center for Disease Control in the USA.  The paper, which was published in a small journal edited by an American anti-vaccination advocate, was retracted in November 2021, with Thornley saying that he and his co-author had made a major mathematical error.

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FJB » 27 Nov 2021, 10:07 am » wrote: You think death is funny?

No, I care about the people that have been shot.  You, and the rest of the NRA sociopaths, don't care about the the 60 gun deaths in Las Vegas, 26 deaths at Sandy Hook, the Pulse nightclub shooting, the Aurora theatre shooting, Charleston mass killer Dylan Roof, and the endless daily shootings.

i remember them.  The problem is that you don't.

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ScottMon » 30 Nov 2021, 3:46 pm » wrote: Is the Covid-19 slowly killing off the right wingers who refuse to believe its real and won't get vaccinated?  Just sayin'....
Yep, that is the trend. 

The compounded tragedy of conservative radio hosts dying of Covid-19 
August 30, 2021

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On Saturday night, Florida conservative talk radio show Marc Bernier, an outspoken opponent of masking and vaccines to combat Covid-19, died of Covid-19. Earlier in the day, Caleb Wallace, a prominent opponent of masks as a means to slow the spread of Covid-19, died of Covid-19.

Wallace was 30 years old. Bernier was 65.

The two deaths are simply the latest in a string of incidents in which crusaders against mask-wearing and vaccines have died -- or been hospitalized -- after being diagnosed with Covid-19.
Bernier, in fact, was the third conservative talk radio host who opined against masks and expressed skepticism about the vaccine to die from Covid-19 in recent weeks. Earlier this month Dick Farrel, a Florida-based talk radio host, passed away from the coronavirus. Just last week, Nashville-based host Phil Valentine, 65, died from the virus.

 
 

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Well, stop buying all of that mountains of crap.

This whole Christmas deal has gotten out of hand.

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Number Of Americans Applying For Unemployment Benefits Falls To Lowest Level In 52 Years

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Jobless claims dropped by 71,000 to 199,000, the lowest since mid-November 1969. The drop was much bigger than economists expected.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits plummeted last week to the lowest level in more than half a century, another sign that the U.S. job market is rebounding rapidly from last year’s coronavirus recession.The job market has staged a remarkable comeback since the spring of 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic forced businesses to close or cut hours and kept many Americans at home as a health precaution. In March and April last year, employers slashed more than 22 million jobs.But government relief checks, super-low interest rates and the rollout of vaccines combined to give consumers the confidence and financial wherewithal to start spending again.

Employers, scrambling to meet an unexpected surge in demand, have made 18 million new hires since April 2020 and are expected to add another 575,000 this month. Still, the United States remains 4 million short of the jobs it had in February 2020.

 Companies now complain that they can’t find workers to fill job openings, a near-record 10.4 million in September. Workers, finding themselves with bargaining clout for the first time in decades, are becoming choosier about jobs; a record 4.4 million quit in September, a sign they have confidence in their ability to find something better.
 
 

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Jury Finds 3 Men Guilty In Murder Of Ahmaud Arbery

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A jury in Brunswick, Georgia, has found three white men guilty in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a landmark case that sparked national conversations on race.

 Travis McMichael was found guilty of murder on all counts in the death of Arbery, a Black man, including malice murder, four counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit a felony.
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His father, Gregory McMichael, was also found guilty on all counts of felony murder, but not guilty on the count of malice murder. William “Roddie” Bryan was also found guilty on three counts of felony murder, aggravated assault and false imprisonment, but was found not guilty on the additional charges.

All three face a possible sentence of life in prison, and will also be tried on federal hate crime and attempted kidnapping charges in federal court next year. 

 
 

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Hank » 15 Nov 2021, 5:56 am » wrote: Cost two hundred million to aquire the lease in 2014 and sold it for three hundred seventy five million in 2021, 

Seems like a profit of one hundred and five  million dollars ...  That's after losing seventy million during his presidency...

Isn't that a win for Trump?
Apparently, it cost $200 million to refurbish the old post office into the Trump Hotel. 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexand ... 99d8b15d7e

The $170 million mortgage the Trumps used to fix up the place. The rest of the money they put into the renovation—at least $30 million.

$200 million for the lease
$200 million for the renovation
$70  million in losses

Total cost 

$470 million

Sale price

$375 million

Total loss

$95 million

 
 

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Oh my gosh, I got a $150 increase in my Social Security, and will have to pay $22 more for my Medicare. What a ripoff. I'm only $128 ahead of last year.

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Str8tEdge » 13 Nov 2021, 5:53 pm » wrote: No you aren’t  you dumb  **** piece of ****. Now take out the 6.8% inflation you **** idiot.

I haven't seen it.  I'm not planning to buy a new car.  I wear clothes til they wear out.  I have all the furniture I will ever need.

I cook all my own food, and don't go out to restaurants.

I am living, and saving, at about the same rate as before the pandemic.

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Alzheimers » 13 Nov 2021, 5:39 pm » wrote: Do you pay taxes? You will give the remainder back!

Actually, No. 

I paid taxes for about 40 years, so I could spend a lovely tax free retirement.

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GHETTOBLASTER » 13 Nov 2021, 6:45 pm » wrote: You claimed your SS increase is enough to offset the increased cost of living ............... Image   Image   Image   Image   Image   Image  You are TOO MUCH...!!!!!! Image   Image   Image   Image  
 And now you are overjoyed about life in your tiny little Socialistic SARDINE CAN...!!!! Image   Image   Image   Image   Image   Image   Image   Image   Image  
Will the BLOCK WARDEN REPORT YOU if he sees that you are using too much electricity...? Image   Image   Image   Image   Image   Image  
If the Block Warden smells you singe your toast will you have to perform "Yard Duty" at your Soviet Union Style Living Quarters .? Image   Image   Image   Image   Image   Image   Image

Ahhh, jealous much?

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Alzheimers » 13 Nov 2021, 6:04 pm » wrote: You are a lying sack of ****! Do you live in a tent or a homeless shelter?
Your minimum distributions must be pretty GOD DAMN WEAK.
Nope, I live in a lovely brand new building.  750 sq ft 1 bedroom apartment, with brand new appliances, in a senior only apartment building with community room, fitness center, and underground heated garage.  I am right in a downtown area; a block from the library, shopping area, and senior center.  I have my morning coffee on my patio overlooking the river. 
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I just moved in last April.  I moved out from the senior building across the street that is being demolished.

I could have found places that were cheaper, but I didn't want to move to a really tiny town

I'm living the good life.
 
 
 
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Crazytrain » 10 Nov 2021, 9:33 am » wrote: The turn over rate at most trucking companies is in the 90% range.

According to an article in the NY Post; long haul truckers either can't pass the drug tests, or they don't want to do it anymore.  Local, and short haul, delivery services are booming.

Also, factory and warehouse jobs are almost as high paying as truck driving.  A lot of jobs are starting at $22-$25 per hour, and over $40 per hour on Sunday.  They get to stay home with their families, and earn almost as much as truck driving.

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Str8tEdge » 07 Nov 2021, 6:16 pm » wrote:  Trump says nationwide lockdown would ‘ultimately inflict more harm than it would prevent’https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/03/trump-s ... event.html

This is why I don’t respond to you. You’re stupid, uneducated and literally lie about everything. 

Now back on ignore.

Trump shut down the economy because he didn't do a lockdown at the beginning of the pandemic.

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Vegas » 07 Nov 2021, 9:58 pm » wrote: Do you know how midterms work? Lol

I really don't want to explain it.
That is OK.  We will be finished by then. 

Then Biden will veto all the Republican bills for 2 years.
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IkeBana » 05 Nov 2021, 10:08 am » wrote: Yes...his number is wrong.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov, it's...

531,000 new jobs in October
Unemployment now 4.6%

Got it...****?

From Linkedin...

BLS-Labor Statistics

@BLS_gov
Payroll employment rises by 531,000 in October; unemployment rate edges down to 4.6% http://go.usa.gov/vrK #JobsReport #BLSdata
And, for the first time, GOOD PAYING JOBS.

I heard, on the radio this morning, a company advertising for warehouse workers.  $20 per hour to start; $30 for Saturday, and $40 for Sunday.  Full benefits package.

And this isn't an expensive place to live. A really nice one bedroom apartment is about $500, and you can rent a house for $1000.

 The reason that all of the restaurant and hospitality jobs are open, is because nobody is going work their *** off cleaning bathrooms and hotel rooms for minimum wage.
 
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TB7 » 31 Oct 2021, 1:58 pm » wrote: huh...who would have thought

Jason Aldean concert goers break out into 'F--- Joe Biden' chanthttps://twitter.com/i/status/1454657862303551490
Ah, breathe in the taste of Covid infected spit at a superspreader event.  Go on.  Breathe deep. 

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