VETERANS: can’t decide what risks they-want to take

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politicians and bureaucrats decide what we can and can’t do.

that’s just not right!

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Japan may have beaten Coronavirus without lockdowns or mass testing. But how?

No restrictions were placed on residents’ movements, and businesses from restaurants to hairdressers stayed open. No high-tech apps that tracked people’s movements were deployed. The country doesn’t have a center for disease control. And even as nations were exhorted to “test, test, test,” Japan has tested just 0.2% of its population — one of the lowest rates among developed countries.

Yet the curve has been flattened, with deaths well below 1,000, by far the fewest among the Group of Seven developed nations. In Tokyo, its dense center, cases have dropped to single digits on most days. While the possibility of a more severe second wave of infection is ever-present, Japan has entered and is set to leave its emergency in just weeks, with the status lifted already for most of the country and Tokyo and the remaining four other regions set to exit Monday.

Source: Japan may have beaten Coronavirus without lockdowns or mass testing. But how?

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Why was Japan different?

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How film goddess Carole Lombard became Hollywood’s first casualty of WW II

Daily Variety editor Arthur Ungar penned a page-one tribute to Lombard that led the Jan. 19, 1942, edition.

“Carole Lombard died in the line of duty. She was the first casualty of show business in this world war. She was in active service on a mission in defense of the United States —  selling Defense Bonds — when death suddenly overtook her in the skies,” Ungar wrote.At a time when the country was polarized about whether to enter the conflict, Lombard had been an outspoken supporter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

It was no surprise that she was among the first in what Variety then referred to as “the film colony” to raise her hand to help the war effort. U.S. Treasury officials put the movie star to work selling war bonds to finance the enormous military and industrial response to Japan’s bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Source: How film goddess Carole Lombard became Hollywood’s first casualty of WW II

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World War II impacted Hollywood differently then. After that, they no longer were “Americans” imho.

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Are Aluminum Pots, Bottles, and Foil Safe? | NutritionFacts.org

But then this study was published, suggesting the aluminum itself may be harmful. Most of our aluminum exposure comes from processed junk that contains aluminum-containing food additives, including those within some processed cheeses, baking powders, cake mixes, frozen dough, and pancake mixes. But approximately 20 percent of the daily intake of aluminum may come from aluminum cooking utensils, such as pans, pots, kettles, and trays. To see if this may be causing a problem, they took blood from consumers who used aluminum cookware versus those who did not, and found that not only were the aluminum users walking around with twice the level of aluminum in their blood, but they had more free radical damage of their body fats and proteins. And the total antioxidant capacity of their bloodstream was compromised; so, no surprise, they suffered significantly more DNA damage. And indeed, those with the highest levels of aluminum in their blood tended to suffer significantly more damage to their DNA. No surprise, since aluminum is considered to be a pro-oxidant agent.

Source: Are Aluminum Pots, Bottles, and Foil Safe? | NutritionFacts.org

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Take care around aluminum especially pots and foil!

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A Vote-by-Mail Nightmare – WSJ

n 27 states, “a voter can designate someone to return their ballot,” says the National Conference of State Legislatures. This practice is often restricted to family members and caregivers, or with rules that cap the number of ballots any single person may return. Not always. “Ballot harvesting” has made news in California, where activists have canvassed neighborhoods collecting votes. The registrar in Orange County reported in 2018 that his office had “people dropping off maybe 100 or 200 ballots.

”Ballot harvesting isn’t widespread, but laws in 13 states are “silent on the issue,” the NCSL says. That includes Wisconsin, where the Elections Commission told voters in March that ballots may be returned by “a family member or another person.” Technically, that covers anybody at the door in a Biden shirt or a Trump hat. Last year when the commission flagged the issue, it said Wisconsin law also doesn’t “clearly prohibit failing or refusing to deliver a marked ballot collected from another voter.”

Source: A Vote-by-Mail Nightmare – WSJ

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Clearly this an invitation to fraud.  (By either “party”!)

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SC Absentee Ballots Found in Maryland as Dems Urge Vote-by-Mail

About 20 Charleston County absentee ballots were found in Maryland this week as the Democrat Party’s effort to gradually move all states to vote-by-mail continues, while the GOP warns that such moves will lead to voter fraud, inaccuracy, and abuse.

Source: SC Absentee Ballots Found in Maryland as Dems Urge Vote-by-Mail

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How can the Sheeple trust the process?

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Cash, long a refuge in uncertain times, now under suspicion

`CASH IST FESCH!′
— Read on apnews.com/81f11055d39cefc7e9483c77e682bdbc

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I wonder when people are going to wake up and save gold and silver bullion. That’s real money. I don’t understand why people that are not recognized that the FED inflation has cost them 98% of the value of a dollar.

What is everybody stupid?

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A pizzeria owner made money buying his own $24 pizzas from DoorDash for $16 – The Verge

Later in the piece, Roy points out that DoorDash lost $450 million generating $900 million in revenue last year, which is wild. The delivery business was working just fine before DoorDash and co. swept in with piles of money to burn. Today, as Roy writes astutely, the model is broken. “You have insanely large pools of capital creating an incredibly inefficient money-losing business model,” he writes. “It’s used to subsidize an untenable customer expectation. You leverage a broken workforce to minimize your genuine labor expenses. The companies unload their capital cannons on customer acquisition, while this week’s Uber-Grubhub news reminds us, the only viable endgame is a promise of monopoly concentration and increased prices. But is that even viable?”

Source: A pizzeria owner made money buying his own $24 pizzas from DoorDash for $16 – The Verge

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No substitute for stupid!!!!!!

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Study finds 42% of pandemic layoffs will become permanent job losses

We are witnessing a massive shift in the economy in a very short period of time. The dislocations for people, particularly people of limited means, have been and will continue to be profound. (From The Washington Examiner) Forty-two percent of workers experiencing recent layoffs will suffer permanent job losses, according to a paper circulated by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Source: Study finds 42% of pandemic layoffs will become permanent job losses

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As the Big Fat Old Turkey, I’ve always warned 50+ jobseekers that their BIGGEST fear would NEVER being able to find another job.  AT ALL!  Let alone on comparable to the one that they lost.

I’d be willing to bet that the impact on the 50+ unemployed will be much worse that anyone expects.

Hope I’m wrong, BUT I don’t think so.

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This is how Bali escaped being virus hot spot with local traditions – travel – Hindustan Times

Officials tapped the influential village committees and Hindu beliefs to ensure residents stayed at home and no outside visitors were permitted to avoid wider infections after a British tourist with Covid-19 was the first in Bali to succumb to the virus in early March. People were also asked to perform certain Hindu rituals for protection, which mandated them to obey local leaders, according to Governor Koster.

Source: This is how Bali escaped being virus hot spot with local traditions – travel – Hindustan Times

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Well, good for them.

I am a bit concerned anytime “We, The Sheeple” are “mandated to obey local leaders”.

We were all give “free will” and need to use it responsibly.  Sometimes that even means “obeying local leaders”.

SOMETIMES!

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Raven-Symone reveals she hasn’t spent ANY of her Cosby Show money | Daily Mail Online

Raven-Symone has not spent any of her Cosby Show money after getting her big break on the series over 30 years ago.

The actress, 34, was just four-years-old years old when she began playing Olivia Kendall on the hit series from 1989 to 1992, and has been sitting on all that money ever since.

Source: Raven-Symone reveals she hasn’t spent ANY of her Cosby Show money | Daily Mail Online

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Now that’s good financial planning!

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Lockdown-flouting speakeasies popping up throughout Manhattan

Speak-easies are back in New York. And not the tourist traps that have been filling perfectly good storage space in the backs of bodegas, pizzerias and pet stores across Williamsburg for a decade — but actual illicit drinking dens.

Source: Lockdown-flouting speakeasies popping up throughout Manhattan

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Makes me laugh!

Can’t keep drugs out of prison, but expect people to refrain from bars?

Just more Gooferment stupidity!

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Researchers uncover MORE evidence that smokers may be protected from the deadly coronavirus | Daily Mail Online

Of 441 hospitalised COVID-19 patients in the study, 5% were active smokers But rates are 24% in the Italian population, suggesting some sort of protection However, more smokers succumbed to the disease – half of smokers compared to 35% of non-smokersIt comes after a UCL review of 28 studies, including from Europe, which found smokers were less common than expected among COVID-19 patients Governments suggest quitting the habit for precaution despite lack of evidence

Source: Researchers uncover MORE evidence that smokers may be protected from the deadly coronavirus | Daily Mail Online

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More anecdotal evidence that the experts don’t understand this pandemic?

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HEALTH: What Is the Optimal Vitamin C Intake? | NutritionFacts.org

But, wait, can you get up to an intake of 200 milligrams a day without taking supplements? No problem. Single servings of fruits and vegetables may have about 50 milligrams each; so, a measly five servings of fruits and veggies a day could get you to ideal blood levels.

Source: What Is the Optimal Vitamin C Intake? | NutritionFacts.org

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Five servings of fruits or vegetables is the RDA!

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New York mom with coronavirus saved by medical-student son

James wrote up his mother’s case for a study he and Horowitz coauthored on treating her and another patient, a Manhattan man in his 50s. It was published online in the journal “Respiratory Medicine Case Reports.”

The second patient told The Post he felt better after getting an intravenous infusion of the glutathione.“

Within half hour it helped with the breathing symptoms in particular,” he said.

Source: New York mom with coronavirus saved by medical-student son

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More evidence that the “experts” don’t know squat about this disease.

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Bored During Self-Isolation? 100+ Tips for Staying Entertained and Engaged

The novel coronavirus and COVID-19 have turned the entire world upside-down. We’re stuck at home without much to do, and there’s only so much Netflix you can watch before you start feeling cabin fever.

It might be months, or even years, before society goes back to normal—if it ever does—so we have no choice but to get used to how things are now. And that means finding ways to keep ourselves entertained without leaving the house.

Source: Bored During Self-Isolation? 100+ Tips for Staying Entertained and Engaged

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How can an introvert ever be bored with themselves?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Michael Flynn case collapse latest sign ‘RussiaGate’ was a complete fraud

Brandon Van Grack, a top Justice Department prosecutor and former member of special counsel Bob Mueller’s team, was withdrawn from the Flynn case (indeed, many of his cases) earlier Thursday because he’d plainly abused his power by withholding bombshell evidence from the defense and the court.

Source: Michael Flynn case collapse latest sign ‘RussiaGate’ was a complete fraud

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At the very least, why hasn’t this fellow been disbarred?

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GOVERNACIDE: Ten Point Plan To Stop Covid-19 in Its Tracks – LewRockwell

1. Focus on the most at-risk groups for mortal outcomes: nursing home residents; African Americans; hospital workers; the very old whose immune systems are not up to par; the very young who have an undeveloped immune system.  Focus on educating nursing home directors, hospital infection control officers, African American community leaders, school nurses.  Don’t rely on top-down instruction from government sources.  Utilize local resources to promote public health, sanitation, and immunity.  Gain the public’s trust via education.  Government offers no drugs or vaccines and was unprepared for this current epidemic, not even having sufficient masks, blood testing or sanitation practices in place.

Source: Ten Point Plan To Stop Covid-19 in Its Tracks – LewRockwell

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It seems like this is at least a plan.  More than I’ve heard from the politicians and bureaucrats!

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HEALTH: Could Retroviruses Play a Role in COVID-19?

Judy Mikovits, Ph.D. is a cellular and molecular biologist, 1 researcher and was the founding research director of the Whittemore Peterson Institute that researches and treats chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in Reno, Nevada. She is likely one of the most qualified scientists in the world to comment on this disease because of her groundbreaking research in molecular biology and virology.

Source: Could Retroviruses Play a Role in COVID-19?

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Mikovits suspects COVID-19 may in fact be a type of vaccine-derived or vaccine-induced retroviral infection.

“I don’t believe [COVID-19] is infection from without,” she says. “I believe the spread across [210] countries4 is from injection, and there’s enough evidence to support that.”

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Here’s some more “evidence” that the experts don’t know what we are dealing with.

The assertion that it is SPREAD by contaminated vaccines is very troubling.

Wonder when, or if, “We, The Sheeple” will get the “truth”?

“Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to.” Colonel Jessep in A Few Good Men played by Jack Nicholson

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Pharmacy Kiosks, a Form of Telepharmacy, Offer Convenience Along With Social Distancing

Jeffrey A. Singer A photo of the pharmacy kiosk at 2196 East Camelback Road in Phoenix, Arizona Among the many new realizations derived from the COVID-19 pandemic is how telemedicine has been underutilized and can be a great way to bring health care to millions of people to whom access is otherwise difficult or unavailable.

Source: Pharmacy Kiosks, a Form of Telepharmacy, Offer Convenience Along With Social Distancing

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Once again the Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats get in the way of progress.

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One-third of Americans say they WON’T get vaccinated against the coronavirus, new survey finds | Daily Mail Online

More than 30 percent of Americans say they won’t be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus once a jab is developed, a new survey suggests.

Source: One-third of Americans say they WON’T get vaccinated against the coronavirus, new survey finds | Daily Mail Online

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I, for one, will think long and hard about taking it.

Probably will take it, but crossing my fingers while I take it.

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‘COVID toes’ are emblematic of how much is still unknown about the disease | FOX 5 New York

The COVID toes condition tends to go away on its own within about a week and you will not have long-term damage to your skin, doctors said. But if you do get this symptom, you should call your doctor and get tested for COVID-19 as well as the antibody test.
— Read on www.fox5ny.com/news/covid-toes-are-emblematic-of-how-much-is-still-unknown-about-the-disease

YET ANOTHER THING WE DO NOT KNOW?

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INSPIRATIONAL: The Activity Trap

“Chop wood, carry water. seek enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.”

Anyone who doubts the existence of “The Activity Trap” — prodigies amounts of activity with little or no accomplishments — merely has to “stay at home” for a lot of (seemingly unending) days with a 2¾ year old boy and you’ll see it demonstrated.

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AP Admits Not Reporting, Deleting Tara Reade 2019 Interview

The Associated Press reported on Saturday it interviewed Tara Reade Friday about her allegations that former Vice President and presumptive 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in the 1990s when she was an aide in his Senate office but buried that the outlet failed to report on its interviews with Reade in 2019, when she first made public her dealings with Biden.

Source: AP Admits Not Reporting, Deleting Tara Reade 2019 Interview

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This is yet another example of the egregious double standard by the liberal media!

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Stimulate the LP | Libertarian Party

In the middle of a global pandemic and a nearly complete economic halt, our elected officials could not comprehend the obvious idea of giving taxpayers their money back to help them keep their bills paid without adding in more than a trillion dollars of corporate bailouts and pork-barrel spending. When we actually break down the […]

Source: Stimulate the LP | Libertarian Party

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Government leaders who believe you and I could not survive without them think the only way to solve a problem is to throw tax dollars at it. We do have very real, deep problems in this country that need to be addressed — health insurance costs, ever-increasing student debt, the opioid crisis, veteran homelessness and suicide — and these problems vary from community to community. Not every American is living with the same issues, and what works in one state may not have the same effect on a different population.

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“We, The Sheeple” have real problems.

Adding to posterity’s future debt with trillions of stimulus, bailouts, and just waste.

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