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Travels with Boji: Istanbul’s Commuter Dog (18 photos)

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Boji, a street dog living in Istanbul, Turkey, has become a popular sight on the city’s subways, ferries, trams, and buses. Chris McGrath, a photographer with Getty Images, recently joined Boji as he made his rounds, where he can travel as much as 30 kilometers a day. McGrath: “Since noticing the dog’s movements, Istanbul Municipality officials began tracking his commutes via a microchip and a phone app. Most days he will pass through at least 29 metro stations and take at least two ferry rides. He has learned how and where to get on and off the trains and ferries.”

A dog lies on the floor of a subway car, surrounded by commuters who largely ignore him.
Boji, an Istanbul street dog rides a subway train in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 21, 2021. ( Chris McGrath / Getty)
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Boji's Day Out
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Endangered

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The list includes polio, Guinea worm, and this one particular enterovirus strain that they've been tracking out of spite after it went around the lab a few years ago.
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jlvanderzwan
24 days ago
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I hope someone makes this a real list in response to the comic

The world is changing. And that’s a good thing, I think.

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Yesterday was Victor’s birthday and since covid numbers are finally starting to drop we decided to go to a Japanese place that we’d never been to. It was nice but much more crowded than I was used to and the many shower curtains hanging from the ceilings (for real) to stop germs from spreading madeContinue reading "The world is changing. And that’s a good thing, I think."
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Toothpaste

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"9 out of 10 dentists have banned me from their offices."
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"9 out of 10 dentists have banned me from their offices."

Vaccine Research

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Honestly feel a little sheepish about the amount of time and effort I spent confirming "yes, the vaccine helps protect people from getting sick and dying" but I guess everyone needs a hobby.
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sjk
42 days ago
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I bet the 14 thousand people who died from the "vaccine" wished they had don etheir own reasearch. I bet the hundreds of thousands of people who had serious negative reaction ot the "vaccine" had done their own research. Check the CDC's VARES data that Bit Tech and Big Media is trying to suppress. Also do your own research. the "vaccine" does not prevent you from contracting the disease and it does not prevent you from transmitting it to others. All the "vaccine" does is reduce (but not eliminate) your chances of ending up in the ICU. I've done my own research and I have found that the "vaccine" doesn't do much for society in general and it should be an individual choice made voluntarily. Mandating ineffective "vaccines" only increases vaccine hesitancy and increases distrust in "experts" and authoritarian government.
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CallMeWilliam
43 days ago
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I recently had the displeasure of talking with an Unvaccinated, who thinks it is a personal decision and private. He didn't understand why anyone would care about anyone else, and not only lacks empathy but lacks the ability to understand that other people posses empathy.

That's what we're up against.
lamontcg
43 days ago
Not your private personal choice to turn yourself into a biological weapon
JEFFnSoCal
43 days ago
quote from the Mayo Clinic site: "Antisocial personality disorder, sometimes called sociopathy, is a mental disorder in which a person consistently shows no regard for right and wrong and ignores the rights and feelings of others. People with antisocial personality disorder tend to antagonize, manipulate or treat others harshly or with callous indifference. They show no guilt or remorse for their behavior. Individuals with antisocial personality disorder often violate the law, becoming criminals. They may lie, behave violently or impulsively, and have problems with drug and alcohol use. Because of these characteristics, people with this disorder typically can't fulfill responsibilities related to family, work or school."
QuaCKeReD
42 days ago
Too true! Unless you have a medical reason not to take the vaccine that could help save someone else’s life, just bloody take it already!!!
lamontcg
41 days ago
I can't reply to sjk, but they're an idiot. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.09.08.21263276v1 for an example of how to interpret data similar to VAERS for hazard ratios for the vaccines and the virus. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7037e2.htm recent study showing pfizer/moderna still 77%/92% effective against infection. We don't have studies against delta, but against alpha the vaccines reduced transmissibility. https://www.timesofisrael.com/80-of-vaccinated-covid-carriers-didnt-spread-virus-in-public-spaces-report/
lamontcg
41 days ago
Why do people who parrot the the same talking points as all the other idiots always claim that they're "doing their own research"? I think they mean they read something that sounded technical on some blog post which reinforced what they want to believe and they think this is research. None of them sit down with medrxiv and learn how to read through the latest preprints and look for articles that challenge your biases rather than reinforce them.
cosmotic
12 days ago
Is sjk deleting replies? I made one. Here it is in case it's deleted: First of all, it's VAERS. Second, VAERS is filled with fake reports by antivaxers like vaccines turning you into the hulk. But I'm sure you knew that after doing your research, I mean i found that in 10 seconds with wikipedia. Don't mind the thousands of researchers with decades of education and experience all doing research full time professionally on this covid vaccine for 10 years and all agreeing that everyone should get it.
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Honestly feel a little sheepish about the amount of time and effort I spent confirming "yes, the vaccine helps protect people from getting sick and dying" but I guess everyone needs a hobby.

Recreate the Conditions

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We've almost finished constructing the piña collider.
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sandge
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llucax
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Piña collider FTW
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We've almost finished constructing the piña collider.
silberbaer
53 days ago
Don't get caught in the rain!
aschrab
50 days ago
But I *like* getting caught in the rain.
sjk
42 days ago
Hopefully we can put a stop to it before you create a black hole and destroy the planet. Or create a mess on the floor and need a mop.
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