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Posted May 6
How utterly ridiculous. I pay both state AND Federal taxes, and I'm getting tired of funding golfing trips and parties for the rich and well connected.
I was getting ready to make the same comment about self-preparedness, but it occurred to me that governments exist for the purpose of serving the unprepared. No matter how right you are to claim people should be prepared, the fact is that 80% won''t be.
Unfortunately personal responsibility is a rarity these days. This creates an imbalance in society that is difficult to overcome, placing the task squarely on the shoulders of the government.
If those people would put forth just a 50% effort we wouldn’t find ourselves in the predicament we are in as a nation. Sadly, there are those who would rather sit with their hand out.
Additionally, some people are so blind, selfish and unwilling to budge in any direction that getting anything accomplished is nearly impossible.
The hatred that some folks have towards another’s value or opinion is quite frankly disgusting.
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Question: If you had to prioritize development of vaccines vs stockpiling PPE considering budget limitations, where would you put resources? With the benefit if hindsight, I don’t know.
Would love to know more about this. There's a gazillion youtube videos on this. What is she using for a pattern?
There are free patterns available on the internet. Just Google “free face mask patterns”.
Posted May 4
My concern is that there is a high rate of false negatives/positives with some of the tests for CV19. What is the test that had the elevated numbers? It sure sounds like you were experiencing symptoms from CV19. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Posted May 2
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Posted April 30
And...then there’s this from the Mayor of New Orleans, LAhttps://wwl.radio.com/articles/cantrell-no-outdoor-dining-curbside-pickup-in-new-orleansSent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Posted April 29
This isn't meant to be political, but the truth is that most migrant farm workers/laborers are Latino/Hispanic immigrants (legal and illegal). With the current policies, a lot of food crops will rot in the fields because there is no one to work. Meat processing plants are some of the most dangerous places to work. It's going to get worse in some places before it gets better. A lot of our food supply in the US is handled the same way all our cheap work from China has been done.
People that are not showing symptoms, but are carriers will make a lot more sick and die. This is not a flu it is a worldwide pandemic. Sent from my SM-T830 using Tapatalk
Sure would hate to be shoved into a situation where I am literally forced into working in an already unsafe environment with my own health and those of my family is jeopardized just because someone wants a pork chop. If I am satisfied that all of the PPE and other details are out in place for our mutual protection put in first, then we'll talk about work.
If I am satisfied that all of the PPE
and other details are out in place
for our mutual protection put in first, then we'll talk about work.
Finally, something positive about the food supply: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-defense-production-act-meat-processing-plants-open-coronavirus/ There really is no choice with this as the 80% reduced processing which the White House official said could happen would be the end of the country. Maynard
Posted April 28
I was told that the virus cannot survive cooking...so no need to sanitize meats. We have been washing all our veggies, and fruits for years anyway.Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
the part of this virus thing that is really burning me up is the conflicting information. Wash your groceries we’re told. Brother’s dietician from hospital calls him this morning and she’s telling him, no need to wash what you purchase from grocery store, technically it can have the virus on the product but the chances of getting it that way is very low. You’d think the health care industry would speak with one united voice; but that’s not the case. So once again, just like AIDS back in the early 80s, one person saying one thing, another saying something totally different. our minds are engaged in this grand ping pong match and it’s all getting tiring. Why are so many afraid to say “I don’t know?" i think before you say you can’t get it from a certain thing, you’d better be right, likewise don’t say you can if you don’t know. I find “I don’t know” to be a more comforting answer than BS meant to either ease our concern or stoke the hysteria.
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Because it's true? That can't be it.....
Despite the Mayo Clinic expressly telling Mike Pence and his staff that they must wear a mask during a tour of the facility, VP Pence blatantly refused to wear one, even in the presence of doctors, nurses and a patient. As if we didn't know already, thank you VP Pence for confirming that you have absolutely no clue as to what is going on. Who cares about freezers when administration officials act like this?
Lowes here has plenty in stock.
I tried to buy a new freezer also because mine is 24 years old. The appliance dealer I’ve known for 40 years, who belongs to an east coast buyers group, said that freezers are totally nonexistent and that some may start trickling in by summer. As to the food shortage, I ask that everyone read this paper and draw your own conclusions (it will take 10 minutes). https://academic.oup.com/jicj/article/17/4/699/5721410 Please, make any comments general and stay away from politics. What I want to know is what is being done with the millions of chickens, pigs and cows which are being “depopulated”? It is beyond my comprehension that food is being thrown away at a time when there isn’t enough to go around. Maynard
A very interesting article in Scientific American. An emergency room doc was considering the death rates for covid19 as compared to the annual influenza deaths. He started wondering where ‘all’ these flu deaths were? Obviously we see covid19 deaths galore. They are documented, seen and unfortunately very real. But he had never experienced flu deaths in numbers anywhere near the volume reported by the CDC. So he investigated. It turns out that annual flu statistics reported by the CDC are estimates, not real hard numbers. In actuality the true number of flu deaths on death certificates is much, much lower ranging from 3,500 to 15,500 per year. The CDC extrapolates their statistics based on formulas. So when we attempt to compare covid19 data to flu data we are comparing apples to oranges. Covid19 cases and deaths are actual hard numbers while the flu cases and deaths are derived values. The other side of this coin is that science is working to find the same statistical formulas for covid19. We know the hard patient data for covid19 but do not yet know how that translates into the unseen data. We have seen reports of some of this research......... those trying to learn the numbers of infected as opposed to the numbers tested positive. But as yet we do not have that information clear. So - for the time being when attempts are made to compare covid19 to the flu use the flu data that compares........ it is not a 65,000 influenza death rate. That is a derived value. The actual top end reported death rate for the flu is 15,500 for one season. For covid19 this number is 55,000 in 7 weeks. That is pretty stark and sobering.
Posted April 27
If it is 'of course not' then why claim everyone will agree?
When all you have is your image, that's what you do, "farm" out your name.
We will not all agree to that.
Hmm, fix the economy? A 4 time bankruptcy loser. The 5 bank CEO's involved with those bankruptcies said he didn't know how much money was going out verses how much money coming in. They did recommend that he farm out his name to make money. All of this information is available on an older PBS documentary. JJK