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(Sky.com)   Looks like I'll be shifting my 401k into shark liver oil stocks from my whale oil, rhino horn, and tiger penis holdings   (news.sky.com) divider line
    More: Sick, World population, Immunologic adjuvant, Immune system, Population, Vaccine, Influenza vaccine, Influenza, Pandemic  
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2752 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Sep 2020 at 4:30 AM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-09-27 11:58:17 PM  
Tiger penis holdings are the reason I'm an at the shoulder amputee.

/college dare
 
2020-09-28 12:07:49 AM  

markie_farkie: Tiger penis holdings are the reason I'm an at the shoulder amputee.

/college dare


Anybody want to get on on the ground floor of my shark ranching enterprise? We've got licenses in process with two separate island nations, favorable currents and natural food sources staked out. 7 figure share buy can have significant say on operations, and bonus for useful experience. EIP.
 
2020-09-28 12:13:05 AM  
Monty Python (The meaning of life) - A rather nasty bite.
Youtube iu13UrF3UDU
 
2020-09-28 2:06:49 AM  
I cleaned up in March by investing in "Get Well Soon" and "Sorry For Your Loss" greeting card futures, while all you morons were scrambling for toilet paper.
 
2020-09-28 4:02:39 AM  
Squalene could be harvested from any fish or from genetically-modified yeast; they choose sharks possibly because of their size and/or possibly because the international corporations are in bed with the Chinese grey market.
 
2020-09-28 5:04:31 AM  
Here's another weird ingredient in bio-medical that we harvest on mass: Horseshoe crab blood.

Maybe we should look at finding the genes that code for these biological materials we need and splice them into bacteria or yeast so we can produce them at the industrial scales we require without a literal blood harvest every year, similar to what was done to produce insulin instead of harvesting it from cadavers and freshly dead livestock. The populations are not going to scale with our future material needs.
 
2020-09-28 5:05:03 AM  
Pff, amateurs.  That's why the rest of us use unicorn farts and dehydrated fetuses,
 
2020-09-28 5:07:01 AM  

koder: Squalene could be harvested from any fish or from genetically-modified yeast; they choose sharks possibly because of their size and/or possibly because the international corporations are in bed with the Chinese grey market.


Squaline is also found in wheat germ; but sharks are by far the easiest source because their livers are absolutely massive.The liver of a shark makes up a whopping 1/3 of its body weight, and a single 2,100 lbs basking shark will give you 550 gallons of squaline oil.

(Unlike most other fish, sharks don't have swim bladders -- their massive livers filled with lighter-than-water oil allow their otherwise heavier-than-water bodies to stay to naturally buoyant in the water)
 
2020-09-28 5:10:54 AM  
I'm doubling down on baby harp seal squeezins then.
 
2020-09-28 6:10:42 AM  
Can't we just use precious ambergris?
 
2020-09-28 6:35:05 AM  

gozar_the_destroyer: Here's another weird ingredient in bio-medical that we harvest on mass: Horseshoe crab blood.

Maybe we should look at finding the genes that code for these biological materials we need and splice them into bacteria or yeast so we can produce them at the industrial scales we require without a literal blood harvest every year, similar to what was done to produce insulin instead of harvesting it from cadavers and freshly dead livestock. The populations are not going to scale with our future material needs.


Get back to me when the bacteria and yeast start growing razor sharp teeth.
 
2020-09-28 7:00:44 AM  

foo monkey: I cleaned up in March by investing in "Get Well Soon" and "Sorry For Your Loss" greeting card futures, while all you morons were scrambling for toilet paper.


I took a big loss on Thoughts and Prayers Plantations.
 
2020-09-28 7:02:27 AM  

gozar_the_destroyer: Here's another weird ingredient in bio-medical that we harvest on mass: Horseshoe crab blood.

The horseshoe crab survived the worst extinction event known (Permian-Triassic).  It outlived the dinosaurs.  It might not outlive humans.

Since we're aware of our own destructive tendencies, that's not a point of pride; it's a gorram embarrassment.
 
2020-09-28 7:39:25 AM  
If you're holding tiger penis, you probably don't want to let go at this point.  At least, not until you finish.
 
2020-09-28 7:43:56 AM  
The upside to this is that all the "meat is murder" people will refuse the vaccine.
 
2020-09-28 7:48:11 AM  

gozar_the_destroyer: Here's another weird ingredient in bio-medical that we harvest on mass: Horseshoe crab blood.

Maybe we should look at finding the genes that code for these biological materials we need and splice them into bacteria or yeast so we can produce them at the industrial scales we require without a literal blood harvest every year, similar to what was done to produce insulin instead of harvesting it from cadavers and freshly dead livestock. The populations are not going to scale with our future material needs.


BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!
 
2020-09-28 7:49:15 AM  

dittybopper: If you're holding tiger penis, you probably don't want to let go at this point.  At least, not until you finish.


I'd recommend hanging on until he finishes.
 
2020-09-28 7:53:36 AM  

koder: Squalene could be harvested from any fish or from genetically-modified yeast; they choose sharks possibly because of their size and/or possibly because the international corporations are in bed with the Chinese grey market.


Let's also not forget that the current White House occupant hates sharks and is almost weirdly obsessed with them, as evidenced by his own comments, as well as information provided by his porn star paramour.
 
2020-09-28 8:01:07 AM  
Half a million sharks is a drop in the bucket of what is caught every year, unfortunately.

And since shark livers aren't edible, it's basically a waste product.
 
2020-09-28 8:02:47 AM  

gozar_the_destroyer: Here's another weird ingredient in bio-medical that we harvest on mass: Horseshoe crab blood.

Maybe we should look at finding the genes that code for these biological materials we need and splice them into bacteria or yeast so we can produce them at the industrial scales we require without a literal blood harvest every year, similar to what was done to produce insulin instead of harvesting it from cadavers and freshly dead livestock. The populations are not going to scale with our future material needs.


The horseshoe crabs are caught and released.
 
2020-09-28 8:12:39 AM  

big pig peaches: Half a million sharks is a drop in the bucket of what is caught every year, unfortunately.

And since shark livers aren't edible, it's basically a waste product.


It's slightly better than finding them and letting them drown...


/not saying much
 
2020-09-28 8:12:54 AM  

AquaTatanka: big pig peaches: Half a million sharks is a drop in the bucket of what is caught every year, unfortunately.

And since shark livers aren't edible, it's basically a waste product.

It's slightly better than finding them and letting them drown...


/not saying much


*finning*
 
2020-09-28 8:18:16 AM  

foo monkey: I cleaned up in March by investing in "Get Well Soon" and "Sorry For Your Loss" greeting card futures, while all you morons were scrambling for toilet paper.


Maybe, but don't you find the card stock a little rough on your bunghole?
 
2020-09-28 8:29:18 AM  
Looked it up, and apparently squalene is also prominent in cosmetics as an emollient, so animal-friendly sources haven been developed (thanks, annoying vegan complainers!):

https://amyris.com/products/biossance​/

tl;dr A strain of yeast ferments sugar into a product similar to squalene.
 
2020-09-28 9:02:31 AM  
if the world's population received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine containing the liver oil, around 250,000 sharks would need to be slaughtered ... [if] two doses are needed ... this would increase to half a million

What about three doses? How much would we need then?
 
2020-09-28 9:29:23 AM  

big pig peaches: Half a million sharks is a drop in the bucket of what is caught every year, unfortunately.

And since shark livers aren't edible, it's basically a waste product.


Yes they are.

Kawhia: Get a taste of tradition

"As well as the hangi, the traditional and contemporary Maori kai includes toroi (marinated mussels and puha), creamed paua and kina, inanga (whitebait patties), kanga wai/pirau (fermented corn), puha and pork spring rolls, pawhara (smoked fish and eel) as well as the Waikato delicacy, koki (shark liver pate)."
 
2020-09-28 9:41:38 AM  
Headline:

Coronavirus: Half a million sharks 'could be killed for vaccine', experts warn

Article:

Shark Allies, a California-based group, suggests that if the world's population received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine containing the liver oil, around 250,000 sharks would need to be slaughtered, depending on the amount of squalene used.
 
2020-09-28 9:50:12 AM  

Evil Mackerel: big pig peaches: Half a million sharks is a drop in the bucket of what is caught every year, unfortunately.

And since shark livers aren't edible, it's basically a waste product.

Yes they are.

Kawhia: Get a taste of tradition

"As well as the hangi, the traditional and contemporary Maori kai includes toroi (marinated mussels and puha), creamed paua and kina, inanga (whitebait patties), kanga wai/pirau (fermented corn), puha and pork spring rolls, pawhara (smoked fish and eel) as well as the Waikato delicacy, koki (shark liver pate)."


I must have been thinking of some particular species.

Either way, there's plenty of shark livers to go around without fishing them specifically for the vaccine.

This is more doom-surfing click bait.
 
2020-09-28 10:17:59 AM  
That'll teach 'em to fall off the top of the food chain.
 
2020-09-28 11:17:17 AM  

big pig peaches: gozar_the_destroyer: Here's another weird ingredient in bio-medical that we harvest on mass: Horseshoe crab blood.

Maybe we should look at finding the genes that code for these biological materials we need and splice them into bacteria or yeast so we can produce them at the industrial scales we require without a literal blood harvest every year, similar to what was done to produce insulin instead of harvesting it from cadavers and freshly dead livestock. The populations are not going to scale with our future material needs.

The horseshoe crabs are caught and released.


In theory.... But some of the labs working with them are accused of either just destroying them once done, or handing them over to the fishbait industry despite claiming they are released back into the wild.
 
2020-09-28 12:04:54 PM  
Makes you wonder where lots of other things come from.
 
2020-09-28 1:01:50 PM  

DaMoGan: Headline:

Coronavirus: Half a million sharks 'could be killed for vaccine', experts warn

Article:

Shark Allies, a California-based group, suggests that if the world's population received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine containing the liver oil, around 250,000 sharks would need to be slaughtered, depending on the amount of squalene used.


... if everyone in the world got the vaccine.
 
2020-09-28 3:00:12 PM  
Second sentence in TFA: Squalene is currently used as an adjuvant in medicine - an ingredient that increases the effectiveness of a vaccine by creating a stronger immune response.

Isn't part of the problem that the immune response is to strong?
 
2020-09-28 3:27:00 PM  

LurkLongAndProsper: Can't we just use precious ambergris?


Porpoise hork!
 
2020-09-28 6:26:43 PM  

big pig peaches: Evil Mackerel: big pig peaches: Half a million sharks is a drop in the bucket of what is caught every year, unfortunately.

And since shark livers aren't edible, it's basically a waste product.

Yes they are.

Kawhia: Get a taste of tradition

"As well as the hangi, the traditional and contemporary Maori kai includes toroi (marinated mussels and puha), creamed paua and kina, inanga (whitebait patties), kanga wai/pirau (fermented corn), puha and pork spring rolls, pawhara (smoked fish and eel) as well as the Waikato delicacy, koki (shark liver pate)."

I must have been thinking of some particular species.

Either way, there's plenty of shark livers to go around without fishing them specifically for the vaccine.

This is more doom-surfing click bait.


Depends on what you mean by "edible." Thanks to biomagnification, shark livers contain all the poisonous crap from every fish/animal they've ever eaten.
 
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