Sunday, April 5, 2020

PURELL PLACEBO




Coronavirus: Purell makers have 'dramatically increased production'







As soon as Covat-19 began to infect the U.S. population there was a run on Purell as well as toilet paper.


Actually, Purell is not the magic bullet for prevention of viral infections.   Washing your hands is more effective.


Purell is great as an anti-bacterial, but has no effect on viruses.


The reason is, that Viruses are not technically alive – so you can’t kill them.
  

A virus has either DNA or RNA, but not both.   Viruses don’t metabolize, respond to environmental changes, grow or excrete.  They can not reproduce on their own, but must inject their genetic material into a living host – the infected host cell then makes copies of itself.  Therefore, viruses technically cannot be classified as a living organism.





So, forget Purell and anti-bacterial soaps.   Wash you hands to rinse away any particles carrying the virus before it can enter your body through your mouth, your eyes, your ass, your urethra or cuts or abrasions. 
 

THE BEST YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE CORONA VIRUS; IS STAY AWAY FROM PEOPLE AND WASH YOUR FUCKING HANDS.  

I am not a doctor and I don’t play one on TV; but I do remember some of my Biology 101. 


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Saturday, April 4, 2020

THINNING OF THE HERD





Why you shouldn't obsess about “overpopulation” - Vox






We tend to forget that we are just another animal species.  We invent Gods in our own image or to fill our own need, thereby anointing ourselves Demigods.


But in reality, we are the current manifestation of a long line of primates dating back 3.2 million years.  
   

We are a wonderful creature, when compared to the rest of the animal kingdoms.   We have conquered the earth, the water and the air; and weaponized each of them.   Our technological and architectural advances are a testament to our own development. 


But we are still, basically, animals, and our population growth is out of control. 


 Around 1804 the world human population reached one billion.   Approximately 130 years later the world population doubled to two billion.   Now, in less than 100 years, we are approaching a world population of eight billion (last year (2019) the human world population increased by eighty-one million.) See World PopulationClock  


In the animal kingdom, in general, nature keeps a balance of predator and prey; but when one species exceeds that balance in an environmental area, nature tends to regulate the herd with a pandemic, taking out the old, the weak and the infirm. 


Nature has been trying to regulate our population growth for the last hundred years; but our medical and technological advances have been able to defy pandemics – as we will this one.
    

Perhaps, after we move beyond this pandemic, we should look at the root cause of pandemics in general; which is density of population, caused by uncontrolled population growth.
  

I am not proposing an enforced one child restriction like China; but we should make available, and educate the world youth in birth control methods.    We should be acknowledging the realization that having more than one child increased pollution in our environment in an unsustainable way.  We need to quit glorifying large families.  Of course, we will have to get past the bronze age teachings of religions, which always lags science and reason by thousands of years. 


We are the most intelligent species on this earth; but perhaps our arrogance in our abilities to control and confront nature will be our downfall. 


the Ol’Buzzard








Friday, April 3, 2020

THE PRESIDENT HAS THE CORONAVIRUS UNDER CONTROL






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In January the president turns down test kits from the World Health Organization.

January 20th:  It is all under control.  One person coming from China.  It will be all right.

January 24th:  It will all work out well

January 28th:  Johnson and Johnson created the coronavirus.

January 30th:  It is under control.  Five people all recovering.

February 10th:  It will go away.  By April this will miraculously go away.

February 23rd:  Fifteen people.   Within a couple of days, it will be down to zero.

February 26th:  We are going down not up.

February 27th:  It is going to disappear one day.   Like a miracle it will disappear.

February 29th:  A vaccine will be available very quickly.  The coronavirus is the Democrat’s New Hoax.

March 4th:  It will be very mild.

March 6th:  Anybody that wants a test kit can get one.
“Every one of the doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’  Maybe I have a natural ability.”

March 7th:  I am not concerned at all

March 10th:  It is going away.  Just be calm.

March 13th:  I don’t take responsibility at all.

March 17:  I knew it was a pandemic all along, before it was called a pandemic.  We have it under control.

March 27:  Trump said State governors must “treat me well” in order to obtain mask and ventilators from federal reserves.

As of April 3, 2020, there are 258,054 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the United states with 6,601 deaths reported.


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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

ANOTHER ONE FROM MY GENERATION GONE




Last week we lost Kenny Rogers.

enough said








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THE REAL FEAR DURING THE PANDEMIC SHOULD BE NOVEMBER










Yes, I am concerned about the availability of mask and protective equipment for our health care providers, and for the number of ventilators available in hospitals, the death toll and the infection rate.   

But, the real and pressing danger is Donald Trump who is absolutely incompetent and is mishandling the federal  response.    Trump's stupidity and ineptitude may well result in a U.S. death toll into the millions and the total destruction of the U.S. economy. 

We have got to get rid of Trump.   I fear what Trump and the Republicans will do in November to delay the election, to invalidate the election, to rig the election by voter suppression, in order to keep Trump in office past January 2021.  

There is little we can do but protect ourselves to the best of our ability over the next nine months; but our resistance should be focused on insuring the November elections take place and the voting is not suppressed by Trump and the Republicans.  

Monday, March 30, 2020

BUDDHISM PLAIN AND SIMPLE








All of Buddhism is expressed in the Four Truths.  It reads as some esoteric goop, so let me break it down:

1.       Shit happens

2.    If you obsess on the shit you will run up your blood pressure, screw up your metabolism, negatively affect your mental health, make yourself more prone to illness and keep yourself in a  miserable mental state.

3.    Acknowledge that you have no control over some things, and that your obsession with that shit is negatively affecting your life and those around you.  

4.    Turn off the fucking news and the Face Book and stay away from negative people.   Take your partner to bed for sex, drink some wine, smoke a joint, take a walk, put a lawn chair in you yard and listen to the birds, watch a movie, read a book…

That is basically it:  that is Buddhism.   All the bells and whistles and robes were added by fundamentalist priest desiring adoration and a following.  

Meditation can help, but it is not an answer – it simply helps you to better focus your mind and be able to put the shit behind you while you live in the moment.

That’s it.  That is Buddhism plain and simple. 


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I recommend Buddhism Palin and Simple, by Steve Hagen – on Amazon or where ever you get your books.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

THE PRESIDENT HAS THE CORONAVIRUS UNDER CONTROL




Dr. Anthony Fauci did a facepalm during Trump's coronavirus ...






In January the president turns down test kits from the World Health Organization.

The President said:

January 20th:  It is all under control.  One person coming from China.  It will be all right.

January 24th:  It will all work out well

January 28th:  Johnson and Johnson created the coronavirus.

January 30th:  It is under control.  Five people all recovering.

February 10th:  It will go away.  By April this will miraculously go away.

February 23rd:  Fifteen people.   Within a couple of days, it will be down to zero.

February 26th:  We are going down not up.

February 27th:  It is going to disappear one day.   Like a miracle it will disappear.

February 29th:  A vaccine will be available very quickly.  The coronavirus is the Democrat’s New Hoax.

March 4th:  It will be very mild.

March 6th:  Anybody that wants a test kit can get one.

“Every one of the doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’  Maybe I have a natural ability.”

March 7th:  I am not concerned at all

March 10th:  It is going away.  Just be calm.

March 13th:  I don’t take responsibility at all.

March 17:  I knew it was a pandemic all along before it was called a pandemic.  We have it under control.

As of March 27, 2020, there are 104,837 known cases of Covid-19 in the United states with 1,711 deaths reported.

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