"The most significant threat to our national security is our debt," Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, August 27,2010


Sunday, May 24, 2020

Worth reading…


Stan's Donuts: A farewell to a shop closed by coronavirus

By Alice Cuddy BBC News

Pls go to: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52663603

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Finger pointing at the Chinese


We open with a question – is the simple repetitive reality of homo sapiens self destructive nonsense always preceded with various forms of finger pointing at others?  We ask you to ponder the question…heck, maybe even answer it…the latter because our media is simply and routinely and consistently now unavailable to even raise basic questions much less seek and offer reasonable factual answers.

If you think the Chinese are destroying us…well sit back because the destination gains closeness by the minute and at least you have id’d the end result – our destination – we the people are on the road of self destruction.

Do the Chinese folks know it…well we have to stop gigglin’ as we ask and answer that question?   Our answer – you can bet every ounce of your large behind that they know exactly what we the people are up to – moving rapidly to – and no they could care less about the finger pointin' – they simply seek our rapid movement to the destination.

Trump is a dope – a ny dope – now a fl dope – but he is dope topped in this race to the destination by a few more higher level dopes bankrupting their home place(s) – states and counties; cities and towns; school, water, energy districts and even the police and fire departments – most all of which were once upon a time overseen and managed producing good accomplishments accomplished by volunteers – good women and men who did it in between working and family raising and saving and paying down needed and repayable debt.   A few other things...obeying good laws...helping the needy...simply grateful to be an American.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

A brief message to our (and your) older folks, buddies, friends and family members



"There are reopening scenarios where it could get out of control very quickly," said Justin Lessler, an associate professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, who created the model.

The Bloomberg school in a statement called the report a "preliminary" analysis that should not be used as a forecast.

The White House downplayed the figures on Monday, saying they had not yet been vetted.

"This data is not reflective of any of the modeling done by the task force, or data that the task force has analyzed," White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement.

White House officials have been relying on other models to make decisions on reopening, including one from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and a "cubic model" prepared by Trump adviser and economist Kevin Hassett and the Council of Economic Advisers.

People with knowledge of the "cubic model" say it shows deaths dropping precipitously in May - and plummeting to zero by May 15, where they stay throughout the summer.

Two people with knowledge of the White House task-force discussions said that they had not seen the draft government report, but that they were both fearful cases could rise with many of the states reopening.

The IHME model is now estimating that the United States will see nearly 135,000 deaths by August 1. That number is significantly higher than its estimate on April 17 - 60,308.

IHME's new higher projections "reflect the effect of premature relaxation of restrictions," said its creator, Christopher Murray. "In this era where those mandates being relaxed, people should be aware of the risk of infection is still there."

Relax folks – take it easy – separate a tad (two or three yards) from others – enjoy each other – and let each know how much you care for and love them and how much they mean to you…