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Richard Hamilton was having a bad day Thursday. He didn’t want to work, he told Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office investigators.

That’s why he called in a bomb threat that morning to Wellington’s water treatment center, where he was working with a construction crew.

Authorities arrested Hamilton, a 36-year-old Miramar resident, on a charge of making a bomb threat during the coronavirus pandemic, a national emergency. A judge set his bail at $10,000 during a hearing Friday at the Palm Beach County Jail.
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Whenever I didn't feel like working I just took the day off, was I doing it wrong?
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Three Florida newborns abandoned years apart at same apartment complex are siblings, DNA shows

The babies, born and abandoned in 2016, 2017 and 2019, have the same mother and father, Orlando police said.

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Florida statutes allow parents to surrender a newborn anonymously at any number of locations such as a fire station or hospital, police said.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/th ... s_20200421
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Miami goes 7 weeks without a murder for first time since 1957

MIAMI (Gray News/CNN) - For the first time since 1957, the city of Miami went at least seven weeks without a single murder. However, murders in the surrounding county have increased slightly this year.

The Miami Police Department released the statistics. The city did not report a homicide from Feb. 17 to April 12, its longest streak in 63 years.

While stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus pandemic have played a role, Police Chief Jorge Colina says the trend started in mid-February before social distancing was put in place.

“Why? Honestly, I don’t know. I’m just grateful it continues to go down the way it has,” said Colina in a Miami Herald interview from home, where he is recovering from COVID-19.
https://www.walb.com/2020/04/26/miami-g ... ime-since/
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:55 pm Professional wrestling isn't fake sports.

It's ballet for jadrools. :)
Indeed, I suggest The Nutcracker. No joke it really works.
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DeSantis describes Florida as ‘God’s waiting room’ at COVID-19 briefing

Governor was addressing number of nursing homes in the state and coronavirus pandemic

ORLANDO, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis used ground zero, nursing homes and God’s waiting room all in one sentence at his press briefing on coronavirus Sunday, raising the eyebrows and the ire of a few.

“Florida is ground zero for the nursing home, we’re God’s waiting room,” DeSantis said Sunday. “We have a huge number of facilities, a huge number of residents.” The term is a decades-old joke about the amount of retirees that move to Florida; it isn’t complimentary.
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It may be decades old, but it's still a good joke
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However, there are plenty of old folks homes in states other than FL
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Florida Cancer Center Admits to Violating U.S. Antitrust Laws, Agrees to Pay More Than $120 Million in Penalties

In the first case of its kind, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that it had entered into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute LLC (FCS). Specifically, FCS admitted that it violated the federal antitrust laws by participating in a criminal antitrust conspiracy to allocate medical oncology and radiation oncology treatments provided to cancer patients in Southwest Florida for almost two decades. Pursuant to the DPA, FCS agreed to pay the statutory maximum criminal penalty of $100 million, and to cooperate with the DOJ in an ongoing investigation into market allocation in the oncology industry, as well as other conditions. In addition, the Florida Attorney General announced a parallel civil settlement with FCS, requiring FCS to pay more than $20 million in disgorgement for the company’s violations of state antitrust and unfair trade practices laws in connection with the scheme. The announcement of a federal criminal action and the imposition of more than $120 million in fines and disgorgement is a bold and significant statement from federal and state authorities that healthcare providers across the country will be severely punished for engaging in anticompetitive agreements.

Among the largest independent oncology and hematology medical practices in the United States, FCS has approximately 100 offices and more than 200 affiliated doctors.
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State unemployment fund earning millions in interest, as Floridians wait on unemployment checks

Thousands still waiting on unemployment checks

TAMPA, Fla. -- More than a month after a record number of out-of-work Floridians flooded the state’s broken unemployment website, I-Team Investigator Kylie McGivern found Florida has collected more in interest on its largely untapped unemployment fund than any other state.

Florida’s unemployment fund earned nearly $25 million in interest in the first three months of this year, according to an accounting record obtained by the I-Team.

While other states across the country saw their unemployment funds shrink as checks were quickly mailed out to people who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus, Florida was the only state in March that was taking in more money than it was paying out in unemployment checks.

The $4 billion unemployment trust fund has continued to swell, as Floridians struggle to get the state and federal unemployment checks they are owed.
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FDLE releases list of COVID-19 deaths. Top medical examiner calls it a sham.

Acting under intense pressure from a coalition of Florida news organizations and open-government advocates, the state Wednesday evening released a list of every Florida fatality documented by a medical examiner resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

The information was so riddled with holes, however, that it sparked as many questions as answers.

Missing from the data set were the names of those who have perished from COVID-19, the illness caused by coronavirus infections, the probable cause of death (there can be multiple factors) and the circumstances of the person’s demise.

Several news organizations, including the Miami Herald, had for weeks sought access to the list, which is compiled by individual medical examiners and maintained by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Earlier the state had been providing it.

The head of the Florida Medical Examiner’s Commission, which governs the state’s 21 medical examiners, has insisted the information — including the names — is subject to disclosure under the state’s public records law. The administration of Gov. Ron DeSantis, which oversees state health regulators, has warned the examiners to keep the information secret.

“The Department of Health is telling the medical examiners it cannot release this information that the medical examiners have been releasing on a regular basis,” said Barbara Petersen, president emeritus of the First Amendment Foundation, an open-government watchdog in Tallahassee.

“For whatever reason, our governor is trying to hide information — first about nursing homes, and now from medical examiners. They are trying to paint a rosy picture by refusing to provide us accurate information that allows us to make informed decisions about the health and safety of our families,” Petersen said.

“It’s a disservice to the citizens of the state of Florida.”
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/corona ... 52796.html
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Sunshine laws might be our saving grace
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She yells at clouds.
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True. but some us us do it without that hysterical tinge.
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Port Richey’s Police Chief Is Gone. Was It Retirement Or Revenge?

The police chief says he was forced to retire by City Manager Vince Lupo in an effort to protect the mayor. There are allegations that Lupo abused his power and silenced police whistleblowers. There are also accusations of misbehavior by Mayor Scott Tremblay, including an incident where city police officers said they saw him driving a golf cart while intoxicated.

It is the latest chapter of political strife and dysfunction in a city well known for it. Last year’s chapter was the most dramatic yet, with two mayors jailed amid accusations of attempted murder and conspiracy. Then Tremblay came on board and vowed to rehabilitate the city’s image. Months later, against the backdrop of the pandemic, city hall is back at it.

The central characters in this latest conflict played supporting roles in last year’s scandals. Lupo was tight with former mayor Dale Massad, who awaits trial on charges of attempted murder, accused of firing at the SWAT team that stormed his house in 2019.

DeCanio’s agency helped investigate Massad for the unlicensed practice of medicine, which led to the SWAT raid. Then Massad’s successor as mayor was arrested after both were caught on a jail phone call plotting to intimidate a Port Richey officer involved in the investigation.

Now DeCanio wonders if he was removed as payback for the Massad investigation — or to protect Tremblay.

“What,” the chief said, “do they think I’m the mayor-shredder?”
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Coronavirus: As Florida re-opens, COVID-19 data chief gets sidelined and researchers cry foul

Late last Friday, the architect and manager of Florida's COVID-19 dashboard — praised by White House officials for its accessibility — announced that she had been removed from her post, causing outcry from independent researchers now worried about government censorship.

The dashboard has been a one-stop shop for researchers, the media and the public to access and download tables of COVID-19 cases, testing and death data to analyze freely. It had been widely hailed as a shining example of transparency and accessibility.

But over the last few weeks it had "crashed" and gone offline; data has gone missing without explanation and access to the underlying data sheets has become increasingly difficult.

The site was created by a team of Florida Department of Health data scientists and public health officers headed by Rebekah Jones. She announced last week her removal as of May 5 in a heartfelt farewell note emailed to researchers and other members of the public who had signed up to receive updates on the data portal.

Citing "reasons beyond my division’s control," Jones said her office is no longer managing the dashboard, is no longer involved in publication, fixing errors or answering questions "in any shape or form."

She warned that she does not know what the new team's intentions are for data access, including "what data they are now restricting."

"I understand, appreciate, and even share your concern about all the dramatic changes that have occurred and those that are yet to come," she wrote.

"As a word of caution, I would not expect the new team to continue the same level of accessibility and transparency that I made central to the process during the first two months. After all, my commitment to both is largely (arguably entirely) the reason I am no longer managing it."

Jones signed off, "It was great working with you guys. Good luck, and stay safe."
https://eu.floridatoday.com/story/news/ ... 212398002/
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Florida cop claims Burger King put dirt on his food — investigation reveals it was seasoning
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Federal judge: Florida can’t stop poor felons from voting

U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle ruled against a Florida law limiting the scope of Amendment 4, a 2018 ballot measure allowing most felons to vote. He called the law, which he mostly struck down, a “pay-to-vote system”

TALLAHASSEE — A federal judge ruled Sunday that it is unconstitutional to prevent felons in Florida from voting because they can’t afford to pay back court fees, fines and restitution to victims, striking down parts of a law passed by Republican lawmakers and signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis last year.

Calling the law a “pay-to-vote system,” U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle’s 125-page ruling declares that court fees are a tax, and it creates a new process for determining whether felons are eligible to vote.

"This order holds that the State can condition voting on payment of fines and restitution that a person is able to pay but cannot condition voting on payment of amounts a person is unable to pay,” Hinkle wrote.
https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politi ... om-voting/ for details.
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Passed the Sarasota protesters
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Two white chicks, one black chick one black dude.

Generic signs. BLM.

I did not engage.

Sorrowful sorta protest but very floridian.
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And an empty baby stroller. ?
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Not sure about that.
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Signs. BLM, Your Silence is Approval or something. Remember William Floyd etc etc.
Actually not "etc etc" there were three signs as I outlined above.
Actually not "outlined" that is what they said, no more no less.
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What happen to boyfriend?
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Rob Lister wrote: Sun May 31, 2020 9:09 pm And an empty baby stroller. ?
Cinematographic reference.
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From May:
Federal judge guts Florida law requiring felons to pay fines before they can vote

A federal judge has gutted a Florida state law requiring felons to pay all court fines and fees before they can register to vote, clearing the way for thousands of Floridians to register in time for the November presidential election.

Republican lawmakers and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) pushed the measure after Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment in 2018 to expand voting rights to felons who have completed “all terms of their sentence including probation and parole.”
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"Supplying rocks" Damn I coulda been in prison years ago...





Landscaping sometimes involve rocks yes they either require two big honkin' guys to lift them or are small enough to fit in a wrist rocket.
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Former Florida data scientist creates competing coronavirus dashboard

Now there are dueling data dashboards to track the new coronavirus in Florida.

Visually, the new COVID-19 dashboard has a striking resemblance to the Florida Department of Health's officials dashboard of new coronavirus data, although with darker, earthier color tones, and many more cases and deaths.

The new dashboard created by embattled data scientist Rebekah Jones shows several thousands more people with the coronavirus, 90 more deaths, and hundreds of thousands fewer who have been tested, than the state's official site run by the Florida Department of Health (FDOH).

Jones was a key data figure with FDOH who put together and maintained the state's COVID-19 dashboard. In emails to FLORIDA TODAY, Jones said she was fired May 18 for refusing to "manipulate" COVID-19 stats so that rural counties could reopen sooner.

DeSantis and health department officials have said that was not the case and that Jones was fired for insubordination.

Jones has argued that Florida is under-counting coronavirus cases, and her new site shows how she thinks tests, cases and deaths ought to be reported to the public.
https://eu.floridatoday.com/story/news/ ... 176143001/

Her site: www.FloridaCOVIDAction.com (ed, stay safe!)
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Notice how the Saharan dust bypasses ed.

Coincidence? YOU DECIDE

https://www.news5cleveland.com/weather/ ... -cleveland

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That's Putin before he had work done.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:22 am That may be in Florida, but it's a traveling show (as it might be a circus).
It is a circus, so it goes to Florida. Stands to reason.
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A gadget for ed and his lake:

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Hey Witness, you don't really work, do you? I mean, you not only have time to post but you obviously spend hours finding humorous morsels for us.

So tell me, is the name "Witness" a reference to you testifying to get a mob boss off thus feathering your nest for all time? Is that why you are, essentially, a bum? nothing wrong with that, 3/4 of my kids are bums. Or Hobos to be more precise. They work to get enough loot to get thru a couple of weeks then they work again.

Oh yeah, why am I here?

I just went full Florida.

Bought these babys

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Will look smashing in the front.
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A rare case of brain-destroying amoeba has been confirmed in Florida

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The Florida Department of Health on Friday announced the confirmed case of Naegleria fowleri -- a microscopic single-celled amoeba that can infect and destroy the brain. It's usually fatal, the DOH said.
Since 1962, there have only been 37 reported cases of the amoeba in Florida. This one was found in Hillsborough County, though the DOH did not give any further details.

Naegleria fowleri is typically found in warm freshwater like lakes, rivers and ponds. The DOH has cautioned people who swim in those freshwater sources to be aware of the amoeba's possible presence, particularly when the water is warm.
"Adverse health effects on humans can be prevented by avoiding nasal contact with the waters, since the amoeba enters through nasal passages," the DOH said.
The DOH recommended people avoid bodies of warm freshwater around power plants and shallow fresh water during periods of high water temperature. They should pinch their nose when playing in warm freshwater.
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/04/us/n ... index.html

I also read there were cases of Nile virus. Stay safe, ed!
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FL for the first time in a very long time has not been the news leader in fucked up news stories
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robinson wrote: Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:34 pm FL for the first time in a very long time has not been the news leader in fucked up news stories
We are getting our second wind.
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ed wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:42 pm Hey Witness, you don't really work, do you? I mean, you not only have time to post but you obviously spend hours finding humorous morsels for us.
In a way I never "really" worked, mostly.

As for various life choices, I'm not addicted to the Glass Tit™ which leaves time for other things, including showing up here.
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TV shows we are watching
Dexter, natch, strong season IMO. Sons of Anarchy, very strong season, excellent writing.

Shitty: The Last Lovecraft: The Relic of Cthulhu. Derivative, Plot made up each morning of shooting.
Really Shitty: Willed To Kill: Made for TV (how is it that you can always tell?) Absurd plot. Cannot sit to end
Shitty: The Vanishing: Watched half. Might watch the end. Takes place on a Scottish Island, with dialect, largely at night.
RRRShitty: Blood & Treasure Season 1: Wow. Every cliche in the book in the first 15 minutes. That is all I gave it.
Shitty: Scottish Mussel. Ernest. About stealing Scottish pearl producing mussels. Gave up.
RRRShitty: Some Guy Who Kills People. Stupidly violent and pointless. 10 minutes, maybe.

I've been watching A Place to Call Home, an Aussie sorta prime time soap.

Watched Elementary for a couple of seasons.

Chicago Code
Not bad.

Cop procedural. Pretty well acted not as over the top as Blue Bloods.

Bosch. Remarkably good cop show set in LA

Veep has it's moments. Like the congressman who shaves his head because he thinks being a cancer survivor benefits him. Uneven though.
I like Rake. Interesting.

[Fortitude] Watched a couple. Not bad, wife hates it, or at least is less than riveted by it.

[London spy] Interesting story. Well done, like an art directors movie, visually appealing that is.

Episodes.
Funny/uneven
Probably a good take on hollywood

Oh, on Netflix Fauda.

Also The Bridge. The american version.

Watched Tin Star on NF.

Loved Rake, btw. They may be coming out with a new series.
Started Sneaky Pete (again) seems better now.

Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix

Peaky Blinders interesting but the sound seems muddled.

Billions
A bit over the top and a tad contrived but fun.

Finished The Good Wife.
Started watching Turn, about Revolutionary War spies.

Watching season 4 of Bosch. Seems slow somehow.

Started Lost in Space last night.
Watched episode 1 of Vegas.

Detectorists
Gentle and lovely
Season 3 now.

Finishing S2 of Fauda. Pretty good.

Saw the first of Jack Ryan.

Watched 1/2 of a movie called "Checkpoint".

Bodyguard
No, not that one. This is Brit.

Rake --- Final Season

House on Haunted Hill?
Some creepy stuff in ep 1. Anyone else stick with it?
Watching Designated Survivor with Jack Bauer. S2 turned saccharine, no real bite.
What is the deal with the Kevin Spacey series ... House of cards? Did they edit him out?

House of Cards, American Rip-Off Edition, Season 6

[House of cards] Finished the series. :x

Madame Secretary. A bit edgier than the usual network fare.

Finished the final season of Rake. Another disappointment.

re. Good Place
Jumped the shark early in season 2. Season 3 stupid.

Anybody got the balls for
True Detective 3 :shock:

The Worst Week of My Life
Brit humor, not for everyone. Some stuff very very funny

Really likr td3.
Watching dci banks. Decent brit police procedural. Interesting how the cops worm w/o a bill of rights.
Blasted thru a couple of episodes of stuff that wasnt memorable.
Downloaded Antiquities, movie about a mall flea market. Yeah, i know.
Gonna watch bohemrap soon.

Started re-watching Brideshead Revisited.

[Line of Duty] Finished it. Generally pretty good to excellent.

Looking forward to the new season of Luther and the Deadwood movie.

City on a Hill with Kevin Bacon.

On another note, I have found that I am now weirdly attracted to chick flicks. They are what they are. They are completely predictable. They do not disappoint.

What We Do in the Shadows. Pretty funny, Matt Berry from IT Crowd is in it.

I've been watching "real time". Am in the middle od S3.

The Crown
Interesting, not sure about the accuracy but it certainly removes the attraction of living like a modern Royal. Charles comes across as a weak guy but basically good. Certainly worth a watch.

[Dracula] Just downloaded it. A guilty pleasure.

Started watching Dracula.
Meh.

The Trust with Nick Cage and Elijah Wood.

Saw a horror flick yesterday. Girl on the Third Floor.

Saw a flic lat night, damn the name escapes me (surprise) ... it was a Bruce Willis payday movie.

Fauda season 3. Israeli production about the West Bank and Gaza.

Bosch with Titus Welliver. I enjoy it. Good acting.

Also beginning Homeland. Two episodes so far. Excellent as usual.

Finished Homeland.
A bit of a Meh.

[The Americans] Started it. May go back if the virus goes for another year.

[Extraction] Watched 1/2 of it yesterday. meh.

Catch 22 one episode last night: worth a second look
Brooklyn 9 9 : cop comedy. If I were drunk maybe
Barry: stupid. one episode and out.

Succession
It makes your family seem warm and normal. Give it a couple of episodes.

Cosmos
A movie.
Glacial.
Absurd.

Billions season 5.
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Pyrrho
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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

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https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/11/us/flori ... index.html
Three months after President Donald Trump suggested ingesting disinfectants as a treatment for coronavirus, a Florida man and his three sons are facing criminal charges for allegedly selling a toxic solution to tens of thousands of people as a cure for Covid-19.

Mark Grenon, 62, and his sons, Jonathan, 34, Joseph, 32, and Jordan, 26, all of Bradenton, Florida, supposedly manufactured, promoted, and sold "Miracle Mineral Solution" (MMS), a chemical solution containing sodium chlorite and water, the criminal complaint affidavit says.
The men sold the toxic bleach under the guise of Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, an entity they allegedly created in an attempt to avoid government regulation, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida said in a statement.
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https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer- ... r-products
Websites selling Miracle Mineral Solution describe the product as a liquid that is 28 percent sodium chlorite in distilled water. Product directions instruct people to mix the sodium chlorite solution with a citric acid, such as lemon or lime juice, or another acid before drinking. In many instances, the sodium chlorite is sold with a citric acid “activator.” When the acid is added, the mixture becomes chlorine dioxide, a powerful bleaching agent.

Both sodium chlorite and chlorine dioxide are the active ingredients in disinfectants and have additional industrial uses. They are not meant to be swallowed by people.
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