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The Dreaded Second Wave

 

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Covid19 Bullshit for Dummies

Do you ever wonder how dangerous Covid19 is? If it’s getting better, or worse? If the things we’re being forced to do are helping? Excellent places to not learn anything are the NYT, WaPo, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, The Atlantic, Slate, … Continue reading

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Some Concrete Covid 19 Predictions

This is a follow up to some questions about this https://mikezintel.wordpress.com/2020/09/10/covid-19-by-the-numbers-sept-2020/, some analysis of these numbers, and (rare for me) some concrete predictions. The formula for chance of dying from an event is chance of dying, as measured, per unit … Continue reading

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Covid 19, by the Numbers (Sept 2020)

Technically, a “case” is confirmed, symptomatic infection. A positive PCR test includes viral loads too low to cause infection, harmless fragments of DNA from previous but now recovered infections, asymptomatic and mild infections that will result in immunity, and symptomatic … Continue reading

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Brainwashed

Most people are conscious of propaganda and authoritarianism as tools to control thought and action. People, when subjected to overt threats to their  life and liberty, threatened with imprisonment or worse, will as a survival tool pretend to believe what … Continue reading

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Procedure for Disposing of Unordered Seeds from China, A summation of Guidance From the US Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Commerce, Homeland Security, Health and Welfare and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tabaco and Firearms. Aug 1 / 2020

Don an approved mask, gloves and eye protection. Procure 12-15 campfire sized sticks of dry oak, and 2 buckets of pine sawdust, and 2 bags of bbq charcoal. Soak everything in bbq starter fluid. Place the unopened seed package in … Continue reading

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The Trust Fund Fraud

You might know that more Social Security is collected every year than is paid out. And the extra is “in” a trust fund. You might think it’s a very trusty fund – a lockbox. And when needed, the extra will … Continue reading

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How Bad Is It?

The last time I wrote about Covid19, Jun 24, we were 5 weeks into a combination of planned reopenings, unplanned race riots and things like masking for show only. To be fair, Nancy Pelosi had been social masking months earlier. … Continue reading

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Are you racist? A Journey in Self-Awareness Thanks to BLM

Perhaps you are watching Black Lives Matter protesters on television destroy a statue of an ex-slave and national leader of the Abolitionist Movement, after defacing the statue of a president who freed black slaves in America and was subsequently killed … Continue reading

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Maurice V. Woodworth, Friend

For months we’ve all hoped that Maurice would – somehow – beat the odds and pull through. How does one even begin to thank a recently departed for a lifetime of friendship with only a few words? I’ve known Maurice … Continue reading

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