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21 April 2020

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The Estonian Fox

Synopsis of article by Dennis Prager in Patriot Post today (or, Turnabout is Fair Play):

"More than half (52%) of all deaths in America have occurred in the New York metro area.

Now let us imagine that the reverse were true. Imagine that Georgia and North Carolina — two contiguous states that, like the New York metro area, have a combined total of 21 million people — had 18,690 COVID-19 deaths, while metro New York had 858 deaths (the number of deaths in North Carolina and Georgia combined).

Do you think the New York metro area would close its schools, stores, restaurants and small businesses? Would every citizen of the New York area, with the few exceptions of those engaged in absolutely necessary work, be locked in their homes for months? Would New Yorkers accept the decimation of their economic and social lives because North Carolina and Georgia had 18,960 deaths, while they had a mere 858?

I suspect that anyone with an open mind assumes that New Yorkers would not put up with ruining their economic and social lives and putting tens of millions of people out of work because of coronavirus deaths in North Carolina and Georgia.

Even more telling, the media would not be as fixated on closing down the country if it were killing far more people in some Southern states than in New York City. The media is New York-based and New York-centered. New York is America. The rest of the country is an afterthought."

Walt

Reading some of the Libby posts on the Union, it's the same " Trump lies"... But NEVER say what he lied about. No examples, no instances. The same goes for the accusations of "incompetance". Really?? How and where,,,???

L

The solution is for Republican Governors to put the hammer down and get the engine pulling; it has to start somewhere and the sooner the better. If Gov. Noisome wants to be part of the solution, he should recognize that Cali has more in common with NC and GA (demographically) than with New Yawk. It really isn't rocket science.

Meanwhile, whatever gave me the impression that Monsieur Boardman wasn't a complete leftist loon?

L

The US vs. Spain figures indicate that most of the balance of the still-active will recover at a far higher rate than the already concluded cases, a reassuring statistic if you only looked at the deceased vs. recovered numbers. Most fatalities seem to succumb rapidly while recoveries take much longer. I wonder how much persistent lung damage results from this disease in previously healthy subjects. Anybody heard about that statistic?

Paul Emery

George

You write that "They have wound up with an unelectable presidential candidate-in-waiting. " Can you somehow attempt to verify that opinion?

George Rebane

PaulE 554pm - Paul, I am the least of those required to verify that opinion, the DNC and the panicked lamestream verify that daily. Now and again it seems to me that you are NOT paying attention to the nation's goings on.

Don Bessee

The pony tail of ignorance says -

" Can you somehow attempt to verify that opinion? "

Can you somehow tell us why someone has to verify their own opinion much less how?

;-)

Paul Emery

Don

He has stated it as a matter of fact so verification would be helpful if he is trying to make some sort of argument.

George

I fail to see what you claim is verification of that opinion. I see quite the opposite. For example as of now Biden is leading Trump by 9 points in the swing state of Arizona that Trump won in 2016. In fact he's leading in every recent poll according to this so I don't see how there can be a consensus of him being un-electable. the economy is in the pits and it is on Trumps watch that it is all crashing down. Seems to be the trend with Republican Presidents to trash everything on their way out the door.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/polls/national/

Paul Emery

Don

If George is trying to make some kind of point with his statement t is useful to have some form of verification to support his opinion. As a matter of fact Biden is doing rather well in the polls leading by 7-9 in most national polls

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/polls/national/

Paul Emery

Sorry for the double post-I thought the first one didn't go through

fish

Can you somehow tell us why someone has to verify their own opinion much less how?


Don....you’ve just “shown the dog a card trick”. Punch isn’t going to understand.

Walt

George,, Fish, Bill, and Scott. Just seeing if you got your official marching orders from Trump.
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/04/21/cnns-acosta-trump-sending-out-protesters-to-pressure-governors-to-reopen/

You know, a signed letter and all....

fish

Posted by: Walt | 21 April 2020 at 07:57 PM


Just seeing if you got your official marching orders from Trump.

You know, a signed letter and all....


Yeah.....mine came today........we ride tomorrow at dawn!

Walt

Don't tell Emery or Marty(in drag)
Need me to come by and pick you up? I have the extra ammo.

George Rebane

PaulE 622pm - Your protest of the DNC's dilemma is again revealing of your narrow sources of information. Apparently reading my commentary is your only source of information about the Biden dilemma. Therefore, I have no desire to change your mind on the matter. On the contrary, you should memorialize your assessment of Biden's happy state of affairs and communicate it to the DNC and the Dem leadership. They would be most eager to be convinced that the road to November is paved with gold, and the people will all blame Trump for the global pandemic and its impact on world economies. For you and yours, this is indeed a joyous time of anticipation.

Walt

If Emery thinks Biden is elecable,,, well, in my opinion
Joe is unelectable due to his dementia. Other Dr.s say so too,
https://consortiumnews.com/2020/03/06/stop-calling-it-a-stutter-dozens-of-examples-show-bidens-dementia-symptoms/

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2020/03/11/commentary/world-commentary/biden-obviously-dementia-withdraw-race/#.Xp-_AchKg2w

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/giuliani-biden-showing-obvious-signs-of-dementia

Now remember when Emery claimed to be an "expert" on Trump's mental state?
Being "sure of one's self" is far from a mental incapacitation.

But I'm sure Emery thinks Joementia is of sound mind.(you keep believing that Emery)

Don Bessee

Now Walt there is no such thing as extra ammo! Just move something into the garage to make room. LOL!!!

;-)

Scott O

Walt 7:57 - Yep, me and the boys are saddling up at the butt-crack of dawn.
We'll hit the garden center first and then move on to the tractor supply before circling the capital.
Yee-haw!

Scott O

Paul 6:28 - "As a matter of fact Biden is doing rather well in the polls leading by 7-9 in most national polls"
Just keep that one fact in mind, Paul.
Before you know it, Joe will stumble to the podium and
give his acceptance speech as the new Senator from Montana.
Hope you saved all that popcorn from back in the day when you told us Trump would soon be thrown out of office.

Walt

"No such thing as extra ammo".. Ya' got me there.
Now chisel that in stone for all to see. Like the Washinton Monument.

scenes

To some extent, the 2020 election will be a referendum on Trump v. the Chinese

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/chinese-agents-spread-messages-that-sowed-virus-panic-in-us-officials-say/ar-BB131WjA

It's obvious who the Blue Mob are in bed with. Putin isn't sounding like such a bad partner in the brave new world.

Bill Tozer

Blame Game
‘It’s right to hold public officials accountable for Covid-19, but finding scapegoats won’t solve the crisis—or prevent the next one’

“Vaughan and other researchers note that complacency is usually fed by groupthink. At a time when China and the World Health Organization were downplaying the coronavirus threat, it was easy for world leaders to believe that everything was under control. Due to its fraught history with China, Taiwan didn’t have that luxury. China has used its influence to keep Taiwan out of WHO and other international organizations. Samson Ellis, the Taipei bureau chief for Bloomberg News, believes that Taiwan’s isolation from WHO paradoxically helps the country by forcing it to rely on its own judgment on health issues. “Taiwan knows it’s on its own,” he says. In January, while other countries were trusting WHO’s bland assurances, Taiwan was already turning away cruise ships and performing health checks at airports. Taking early action against Covid-19 meant defying a consensus shared by much of the world. Taiwan’s bold actions risked being unpopular, or seeming unnecessarily cautious, if the risks turned out to be overblown. But the country’s public-health institutions were designed to be sensitive to even faint signs of trouble, and to guard against optimistic biases. The results speak for themselves.“

“It’s understandable to want to hold public officials accountable for a disaster like Covid-19, and there’s nothing wrong with people voting for leaders they hope will be more competent. But we shouldn’t assume that putting new people in charge of the same flawed institutions will fix the problem. Instead of imagining a perfect world where ideal leaders make no mistakes, we should study how stronger institutions can keep us safer next time.“

https://www.city-journal.org/covid-19-blame-game

scenes

"we should study how stronger institutions can keep us safer next time."

I'll posit that we should strive for more resilient methods of living rather than institutions. It's pretty obvious that the globalist ideal of urbanization, mass transit, international trade (and associated lack of self-reliance), mass movement of people, isn't such a great idea.

The world needs more cohesive communities with better firewalls. No institution (not even the SBC, surprisingly) is going to get the Chinese to eat less bushmeat, subSaharan Africans to produce fewer children, or the Indians to build enough sewers. You can either view the world as one giant overcrowded village with global disasters or simply look after your neighbors and countrymen.

In a sense, that's what all the political uproar has been about, not the side issue of mentally ill men in dresses or which Presidential candidate grabbed the most pussy.

George Rebane

scenes 814am - What a reasonable concept Mr scenes! ;-)

Bill Tozer

'Covid-19’s willing accomplice'
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How Tedros Ghebreyesus and the WHO devastated the world to flatter China

"Life has been granted to those who defied the WHO; death has crippled those who obeyed it"

Tedros’s inaugural act as the new chief of the WHO was to affirm his commitment to the “One-China” principle

https://thecritic.co.uk/covid-19s-willing-accomplice/

Don Bessee

More fake news from the fakenews machine -

On Friday, Politico reported incorrectly that President Trump was tens of millions of dollars in debt to the state-controlled Chinese Bank. The story also incorrectly referred to “the historic precedent of a developer-turned president paying back millions to a bank controlled by a foreign government.”

But Donald Trump was not the borrower and Bank of China is not the creditor to the investment vehicle that owns the New York City office building that is the focus of the story.

Back in 2012, the building was refinanced with a $950 million loan from a consortium of banks that included the Bank of China, which had already become one of the largest lenders to commercial real estate in the U.S. The other lenders at the time were the commercial real estate financing units of Deutsche Bank, UBS, and Goldman Sachs.

But those loans were then packaged into bonds, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and sold to investors. Wells Fargo serves as the master servicer, meaning any payments on the loans would go to Wells rather than the Bank of China. The bonds are owned by a wide range of investors, including mutual funds managed by Vanguard, J.P. Morgan Chase and T.D. Ameritrade.

The securitization happened within days of the closing of the original loan and ended the Bank of China’s role in the loan. As a result, the Bank of China is no longer a direct lender to the building’s partnership—and Trump certainly does not owe tens of millions of dollars to the Chinese lender.

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/04/24/donald-trump-does-not-owe-millions-to-bank-of-china/

;-)

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