2021.11.30 18:59 solo_dol0 Is there any evidence of the U.S. actually censoring coverage of the "Spanish Flu"? Is its etymology more myth than fact?
There is a commonly repeated claim going around that the 'Spanish Flu' is only named that because Spain was one of few neutral countries through WWI that was thus free to report on the otherwise demoralizing truth of the disease. In fact Wikipedia even says:
The pandemic broke out near the end of World War I, when wartime censors suppressed bad news in the belligerent countries to maintain morale, but newspapers freely reported the outbreak in neutral Spain. These stories created a false impression of Spain as the epicenter, so press outside Spain adopted the name "Spanish" flu.The idea being that Spain was reporting it so much while other countries were reporting it so little (due to censor) that everyone assumed it was coming from Spain. Searching sources I can find that the British did in fact have the 'Defence of the Realm Act of 1914' which enabled such censure, but I can't find any definitive evidence of this ever taking place in the U.S.
Miner considered this incarnation of the disease so dangerous that he warned national public health officials about it. Public Health Reports (now Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), a weekly journal produced by the U.S. Public Health Service to alert health officials to outbreaks of communicable diseases throughout the world, published his warning [in April 1918].There is ample reporting cited in that very article of illness throughout the country as well though not necessarily as influenza or any universal nomenclature.
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I work at a smoke shop rn (also in college) and like a lot of jobs I can’t sit down at all. I personally don’t have any injuries or problems that would standing for 8 hours a problem but a lot of my co workers do. There is literally no reason why we can’t sit down when there is no customers and even if there is customers I don’t think any of them would care. I don’t even understand this thought from an employer because who actually think that sitting is unprofessional now?
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2021.11.30 18:59 BoringAbbreviations5 Already back to SWSH..
Got about 16 battle ready Pokémon and realized there isn’t a matchmaking system to battle. I respect that this game didn’t originally have it, but I think the online community will move back to SWSH once they burn through the end game.
What is everyone’s thoughts?
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2021.11.30 18:59 SnooOpinions7345 Messed up real bad on ethical scenario
I still don't exactly know how I'd answer this question but I don't know why I said what I said. The scenario is for law enforcement officials. You got to a friend's house for dinner and his gf you realize you know because she's been convicted of a crime. What would you do? I stupidly said I would continue with the dinner then I'd ask a manager what to do when I got to work, as per policy. I think I was supposed to leave the dinner??? Confused AF.
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2021.11.30 18:59 Mettez Let's do a thought experiment, about IF big, traditional financial players (e.g., banks) have 'infiltrated' this sub, or other crypto spaces
Okay, let's start by suspending our disbelief, and follow me along in a form of 'thought experiment'.
Imagine you are responsible for the actions of a big traditional financial institution such as a bank or investment firm. Specifically, let's say a bank.
One of your biggest, if not the biggest source of your revenue comes from people giving you their money. I don't mean this in a bad way, per se. Let's make it simple; in general, you provide people with a service: you provide an easy way for people to safely store their wealth. You make it accessible through digital ways, automate tasks related to finance (e.g., automatic payments, tax information in some countries, etc.), and you even allow individuals to obtain large amounts of money earlier in life through loans.
In return, you can earn money with the stores of wealth you are given. You can make investments which make a certain % of money, you charge people financial services (credit cards, insurance, advice, etc.), and you can even loan the money you are storing out, and make an interest % on that money over time.
All in all, you run a business around managing the money of an extremely large amount of people, and because you have access to such an immense wealth, you can make money. This is your business model, when reducing it to its core (I'm not delving into ethics or the likes for this thought experiment).
Now, a new technology is emerging. This new technology has the potential to allow individuals to manage their own financial situation, requiring no external intervention. People can receive and send payments, the finances are secured, accessible in digital form, allow for automating financial tasks, and can even allow forms of loaning between individuals or groups. Furthermore, all of these potential future applications don't require a middle man, instead, whatever 'costs' associated with this financial system (transfer fees, securing the network, etc.) flow right back into said system, by rewarding people who own a stake in the system (PoS) or who help securing the network by having machines run (PoW). This is obviously very simplified, but let's keep it simple for what my point will be.
In short, your business model is severely endangered by a new, upcoming technology. More specifically, if said technology achieves the full potential it has already shown to have, your source of revenue could/will completely disappear.
Now, what would you do? Remember, in this thought experiment you can steer the actions of said traditional financial institution, i.e., a bank in this experiment.
In my mind, it is absolutely clear that I would try and learn as much as I can about said technology, and consider it a serious competition even if I don't believe it will become a real threat. Just the fact that the potential for me becoming obsolete exists, is enough of a motivation to try and influence the technology as well. It would be absolutely no surprise to me if big financial institutions have already 'infiltrated' this sub, and other platforms that discuss cryptocurrency. Moreover, I would be surprised if that wasn't the case.
Ensuring that rug-pulls are highlighted, or even exist/take place, would be something I would pay attention to or even facilitate myself. Highlighting risks and doubt, creating (extreme) volatility, pushing back against adoption, I would be doing anything to influence the public image of this new technology, to ensure that my 'services' are either viewed as necessary, or as superior. Moreover, it would be a smart 'investment' for my business to achieve these goals.
Now remember, this is absolutely no proof of anything, so I'm not here to point fingers. But if you would manage billions/trillions of money, and your revenue stream was facing a very serious potential threath, wouldn't you do the same? Especially given the absurd amount of resources you have access to?
Just something to think about, and give perspective when looking at the crypto space, and the sources that provide information on said space.
*** TL;DR *** Traditional financial institutions have every reason to influence the public image of cryptocurrency, as this technology potentially threatens their entire revenue stream. Therefore, it is to be expected that they are already doing so, in much more intense and subtle ways than you might realize.
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