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Wonder from home…

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That’s the tagline to  a message  from the founders of Atlas Obscura,  one of my favorite quirky websites.   It is a fascinating mix of history,  culture,  quaintness,  and astonishing oddness.  This issue offers a virtual tour of museums, saving the seagrass, Japanese wind telephone,  caves from folklore,  oddities at the Smithsonian.   Modern technology makes it possible to travel while still lounging on your couch in your PJs.   At least check it out.

Dennis Prager also offers some  timely advice  about living and growing  under the current restrictions.  There are things we can use the time for and attitudes we should adopt for the future.

And listen to Michael Levitt,  a Nobel laureate and Stanford biophysicist,  who began analyzing the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide in January and correctly calculated that China would get through the worst of its coronavirus outbreak long before many health experts had predicted.   He sees similar  better outcomes  for the USA.   I recommend you do the same.

You should also remember that testing positive for COVID-19 doesn’t equal a death sentence.   If you don’t have symptoms,  let those who are elderly or have existing health problems go first.  If the testing protocol works like most do,  it tests for antibodies in the blood.  That means you can test positive without ever having had a single symptom.  Many people are exposed to seasonal flu and their immune systems produce the necessary antibodies and prevent them from feeling ill.   This new little monster works the same way,  so  yeah,  wash your hands,  take reasonable precautions,  but don’t let the fact-less presentations of the media panic you.   Yes,  many of us  may have  the virus,  but the number exposed isn’t the only thing which matters.

 

 

 

 

Written by timeforthorns

March 25, 2020 at 1:38 pm

That was a pig…

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…cruising by your window.   Do I think Rep. Ilhan Omar was  sincere in   her praise of Trump for his handling of this health chaos?   Of course not.  Ditto for  CNN’s obnoxious  Dana Bash,  and all the rest of the progressives and media who have been trying to use the virus as a means to take down Trump.    The Left wants to socialize everything –  money to workers,  voting  by mail  so they never lose another election,  ceding control of individual rights and actions to government at all levels.   If one controls the healthcare system,  one controls  the population.   That proposition holds true for  other things  as well.   The language of the proposals for aid keep changing,  but all of it puts me too much in mind of FDR,  whose  efforts actually increased and extended the wartime economic misery he sought to end.

Many believe the  media overhyped  the disease.   Well, of course it did.   Why would you expect them to pass up an opportunity to destroy Trump and stay in lockstep with a Democrat Party which has such disdain and contempt for America and Americans that it is trying to make a mentally incompetent man President?

The Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization have put  their incompetence   on full display.   CDC is infected with Deep Staters and  lied to  the White House about testing.   The WHO  claimed in  January the virus couldn’t be transmitted to humans,  because the Chinese said so.   Taiwan  warned the  WHO last December,  but were ignored.   Our First Lady’s  message is,  in extreme contrast,  reassuring and uplifting.

Be aware that ordinary,  seasonal flu  has killed  some 123,000 people already.   The 3.4% mortality rate for COVID-19  estimated by the WHO was never a reliable number.   1% will  likely prove  to be the average,  which coincidentally, is the rate for seasonal flu.   And the best news is that  a trio  of international studies show that Chloroquine with Azithromycin has 100% success rate in only six days treating COVID-19.   And there is  another drug  proving effective.  For the future,  there are a bunch  of vaccines  in development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by timeforthorns

March 21, 2020 at 1:39 pm

Press will bitch…

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The White House  has rearranged  the seating in the Briefing Room to increase social distancing.   In other words,  it is putting into practice what it is preaching.   Now cue the media howls of dissatisfaction,  outrage,  racism, etc.   After all,  the  true goal  of  MSM is to destroy Trump.

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March 17, 2020 at 1:42 pm

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Don Imus, R.I.P.

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Don Imus made fame and fortune with his mouth,  and that same mouth cost him much of it.  He had little filter between what he thought and what he said.   It made for interesting radio listening,  but sometimes disaster.   I was an occasional listener and found him entertaining,  but can’t claim to have been a faithful fan.   He was very intelligent, and by all accounts a loyal friend,  but he clearly  enjoyed courting  controversy.  He was a shock jock before Howard Stern was a twinkle in this father’s eye.  Most of all,  he was sort of crazy and a complete originalist.

Written by timeforthorns

December 28, 2019 at 1:56 pm

Trump got game…

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After the co-captain of the U.S. women’s soccer team has refused to act like a normal American,  suffering from an extreme case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.   Having recently declared she would not go to the White house, and she doubted the team would be invited,  she set herself up for a fall.  Trump  has invited  the team to the White House,  win or lose.

A liberal reporter (yeah,  I repeat myself) shouted a  Russia question  at Trump on the White house lawn as he was heading to the G2 Summit.  His response was dead-on perfection.

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June 27, 2019 at 2:56 pm

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It ain’t so…

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A favorite talking point of the Left is how much Trump is hated abroad and how no one respects him and would rather be dead than work with him.  The problem is that an ancient venue such as the  Viareggio Carnival,  which attracts more than 600,000 spectators,  is led this year by a multi-story  papier-mache  Trump.  And Italy isn’t the only place that  likes Trump.

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February 11, 2019 at 3:28 pm

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Will NBC take the bait?

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Pres. Trump delights in stabbing people via his Twitter account, so it will be fun to see if his  taking the  word “collusion” and using it to describe their actions will draw an outraged response.

 

 

 

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December 17, 2018 at 2:34 pm

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