Vote vote vote

Whatever you do, do vote.  Remember, that what counts is the number of ballots counted that contain what you favor, not what you think.
Failing to vote because you don’t like your party candidate just makes each vote for them more effective.

 

 

Yes, totally!

  • 😷 Dept. of “We Have It Totally Under Control.”

  • Global: Total confirmed cases: ~39,127,000; deaths: ~1,096,000
  • U.S.: Total confirmed cases: ~8,028,000; deaths: ~219,000
  • Source: Johns Hopkins University

 

Insanity

Insanity

James Phillips, doctor of emergency medicine at George Washington University, who is an attending physician at Walter Reed, called the stunt “insanity”.

“Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential ‘drive-by’ just now has to be quarantined for 14 days. They might get sick. They may die,” he wrote in a tweet.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/04/trump-walter-reed-drive-by-visit-criticism

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2020/oct/05/donald-trump-coronavirus-covid-19-walter-reed-joe-biden-live-updates

 

The President 4 October, 2020

The President  4 October, 2020

Matt at WTF Just Happened Today<matt@whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com>

06:23

To  sky@mccain.email

 

Trump and Melania tested positive for the coronavirus months after playing down the pandemic that has killed more than 205,000 Americans and sickened millions more. Trump reportedly has a low-grade fever, nasal congestion, and a cough. He received an infusion of an experimental antibody cocktail and was taken to Walter Reed Medical Center Friday afternoon by helicopter after his condition worsened. He will remain at Walter Reed for a few days. Earlier in the day, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters that Trump had “mild symptoms.” Late Thursday night, Trump tweeted: “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!“ Trump, 74, was diagnosed hours after one of his closest advisers, Hope Hicks, tested positive Thursday morning. Hicks traveled with Trump on Air Force One and Marine One this week to the presidential debate in Cleveland on Tuesday and to a campaign rally in Minnesota on Wednesday. After the White House learned of Hicks’ symptoms, Trump flew to New Jersey for a fundraiser anyway, delivered a speech, and was in close contact with dozens of other people, including campaign supporters at a roundtable event. At a political dinner Thursday night, Trump told guests that “the end of the pandemic is in sight.” While he did not appear ill at the time, he did not speak to reporters when he returned to the White House. The president’s physician, meanwhile, said Trump was “well.” Hicks is showing symptoms. Three days ago, at the presidential debate, Trump mocked Biden for wearing a mask every time he appeared in public. “I put a mask on when I think I need it,” Trump said. “Every time you see him, he’s got a mask. He could be speaking 200 feet away from it. And he shows up with the biggest mask I’ve ever seen.” The Trump campaign announced that all of Trump’s planned events are being postponed or going virtual. Trump also canceled his plans to travel to a rally in Florida. There are 32 days before the election on Nov. 3. (Washington Post / New York Times / Bloomberg / Washington Post / NBC News / CNN / Wall Street Journal / The Guardian / Politico / ABC News / NPR / CNBC / New Yorker / NPR / CNBC / BuzzFeed News / HuffPost / Los Angeles Times / Politico / Daily Beast / NBC News)

Less we forget the western US fires

“In their highest boughs the world rustles,

their roots rest in infinity;

but they do not lose themselves there,

they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only:

to fulfill themselves according to their own laws…

to represent themselves. Nothing is holier,

nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree.”

Hermann Hesse

 

Why No Masks?

 

Doug Mills/The New York Times

 

Why no masks?  Disgraceful.  Where will these people go and who will they possibly infect when they leave that room?  

Why oh why must they possibly endanger the public over a simple protective procedure?

The answer to this question is obvious to me, what about you?

 

 

 

Misdirected Funds

 

 

“WASHINGTON — A $1 billion fund Congress gave the Pentagon in March to build up the country’s supplies of medical equipment has instead been mostly funneled to defense contractors and used for making things such as jet engine parts, body armor and dress uniforms.
The change illustrates how one taxpayer-backed effort to battle the novel coronavirus, which has killed roughly 200,000 Americans, was instead diverted toward patching up long-standing perceived gaps in military supplies.”

 

https://www.inquirer.com/politics/nation/pentagon-cares-act-coronavirus-response-funding-defense-department-20200922.html
Who is running the show?  Who is ultimately accountable?  Is this an example of the wolves guarding the sheep?
Somebody in our government is not doing their job!

 

 

 

 

Doublespeak

Healthline: Daily News<newsletter@newsletter.healthline.com>

21/9/2020 21:03

Doublespeak

 

“There are now over 30.2 million people who have contracted SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Global deaths are currently just under 950,000.

The National Restaurant Association issued a memo assailing a CDC study that connected restaurants to increased risk of developing COVID-19. The memo called the CDC “irresponsible” after study researchers found that the risk of developing COVID-19 is doubled among people who have been out to eat at restaurants.”

Oh really?

Since when is common sense “irresponsible?”

Oligarchy

Oligarchy

 

“Oligarchy is a form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people. These people may be distinguished by nobility, wealth, education, corporate, religious, political, or military control.Wikipedia

 

“Over the past five months the combined wealth of US billionaires has increased by more than $729 billion. Meanwhile, 30 million Americans are collecting unemployment, 40 million American families are at risk of eviction, and more than 25 percent of American households are going hungry. By the end of September, an additional 9 million Americans will become financially insolvent.

We’re hosting the FREE online event, TAKING BACK OUR ECONOMY on Thursday, October 15 to discuss ways we can change old systems that are clearly not working.

Join panelists Stacy Mitchell, Chuck Collins, and Dedrick Asante-Muhammad to hear how you can help create an economy that works for everyone.”

17 September, 2020

Amy Buringrud | Post Carbon Institute<newsletter@postcarbon.org>

 

 

 

 

 

From the Archives – A New Story

A New Story

There have been a few “deep feeling” people who have called for a “new story.” There can be no doubt that we desperately need a new story. All major religions advocate “love.” and “Peace.” But unfortunately, they seek “God” to bring peace. Part of the new story, is that Peace and love must come from within each of us. Also, they are not what we can “have” or “obtain” but what we “are.” So, why do we have problems? We are taught that we are helpless and must invoke assistance from “God” out there somewhere. This is “the pollution of the ages.” Further, it is “Earth energy” that nourishes and sustains us yet we are alienated due to basic beliefs that don’t keep their promises. We now have runaway Global warming where the positive feedback is increasing at an increasing rate. We either cooperate, and very soon, or suffer unimaginable consequences. This is not a Henny Penny or chicken licken story either – just do the maths!

Sky:  10 January, 2019