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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Highlights of the News

Happy St. Patrick's Day. No kissing. No drinking. No parades. Oh, and they just found the first snake in Ireland in 1,600 years. The 21st is a lousy century.

ITEM 1Richard Hobday wrote, "Corona virus and the Sun: a Lesson from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic."

Long-time readers know where I am going with this.

He wrote, "Put simply, medics found that severely ill flu patients nursed outdoors recovered better than those treated indoors. A combination of fresh air and sunlight seems to have prevented deaths among patients; and infections among medical staff. There is scientific support for this. Research shows that outdoor air is a natural disinfectant. Fresh air can kill the flu virus and other harmful germs. Equally, sunlight is germicidal and there is now evidence it can kill the flu virus."

The sun was the prescription that worked as they put patients in beds outdoors.

Get a convertible (or motorcycle or bicycle or ATV) and enjoy the sun while it is still out there. Better yet, walk the dog. Cabin fever is worse than any virus.

ITEM 2: The stock market keeps crashing because the Fed keeps doing stuff to stop it from crashing. The Fed needs to stop panicking. The whole country needs to. Indeed, the world has gone mad. West Virginia's governor shut down the schools despite there being no corona virus cases in the state.

Corona virus is not going to kill us all. Millions will be infected. So what? Web MD says there are more than 200 cold viruses.

Where are the grownups?

President Donald John Trump needs to stand up and say, look, people, enough is enough. Get out of your homes and get on with your lives. Yes, people will be infected but for most people it is no big deal. The elderly and people with health issues will have trouble but they already have trouble, don't they?

Canceling the NBA, NHL, and major league baseball seasons is nutty. Taking a few weeks off may be prudent.

But guess what? It is too late to stop this virus or the 200 others out there. Shutting down our lives in the face of adversity is not who we are as a people. The time has come for people to start living again.

67 deaths and the stock market crashed.

(UPDATE: I misnumbered. There are no items 3 to 6 today. Math class is tough.)

ITEM 7: Mashable reported, "The nation's top infectious disease researchers have repeatedly warned, if not begged, Americans to practice social distancing as the contagious corona virus spreads through the population.

"That's because, due to a woeful lack of testing in the nation, no one knows how many Americans are infected — and the resulting respiratory disease (COVID-19) is 10 times more lethal than the flu. Sunday morning, Marc Lipsitch, an infectious disease epidemiologist at Harvard University, emphasized this point, noting that the true number of infections is certainly much higher than confirmed cases.

"But, though some folks are social distancing, many still clearly aren't. Some are even actively bragging about not doing it. This weekend, journalists and others reported that bars across the nation were packed in Boston, Chicago, Nashville, and New York City."

This is who we are as a people.

The unreported cases are people who are not sick, which screws up the statistical models, which undermines the claim that it is 10 times more lethal than the flu. But I am not doctor.

ITEM 8: Politico reported, "The Justice Department is abandoning plans for a looming criminal trial focused on claims of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

"With jury selection set to begin in just over two weeks, prosecutors asked a federal judge to permanently dismiss the charges special counsel Robert Mueller brought two years ago against two Russian firms linked to a St. Petersburg businessman known as Putin's chef, Yevgeny Prigozhin."

This was a nonsense prosecution aimed at giving credibility to a witch hunt that failed to find a smidgen of wrongdoing by President Donald John Trump or his family.

ITEM 9: Judicial Watch announced, "In another desperate attempt by the Clinton machine to delay truth and accountability for her email conduct and how it impacted the people’s right to know under FOIA, lawyers for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her former Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills have asked the Court of Appeals to overturn a U.S. District court order granting Judicial Watch’s request for their depositions about Clinton’s emails and Benghazi attack records."

Under the Americans With Disabilities Act she should not have to testify under oath, given that she is a congenital liar.

ITEM 10: The Hill reported, "The Senate cleared a nearly four-month extension of intelligence programs that expired on Sunday as part of a deal that will also allow for votes on broader surveillance reforms.

"The Senate had been expected to hold an initial procedural vote Monday on the House-passed bill that paired extension of the three expired USA Freedom Act provisions with some changes to the court established by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

"Instead, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) came to the floor minutes before the scheduled vote and passed a 77-day extension of the three USA Freedom Act provisions.

"The extension is retroactive to Saturday.

"Senate Republicans had indicated on Monday that they had reopened negotiations with privacy hawks on a short-term extension.

"As part of the deal, the Senate will vote on amendments once it turns to the House legislation, including a proposal from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to block FISA warrants from being used against Americans."

We gave the deep state this power.

The deep state abused it. The deep state lied to judges. The deep state spied on the president on behalf of Obama.

No one has apologized. No one has been arrested. No one has been held accountable.


ITEM 11: The Washington Examiner reported, "U.S. Attorney John Durham announced Monday that he charged a man with threatening to kill House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.

"Durham, the U.S. attorney for Connecticut who is leading the Justice Department’s review of the Russia investigators, sent out a press release noting he charged Robert Phelps of Torrington, Connecticut, 'with threatening to assault and murder a U.S. official, which carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, and with making interstate threats, which carries a maximum term of imprisonment of five years.'"

Huh? I thought Durham was working on indicting the deep state. Now I know why they call him bull. He is full of it.

I will apologize if and when he indicts Comey or the communist.

ITEM 12: The Washington Free Beacon reported, "Hunter Biden's overseas protection to make business deals was more expensive for taxpayers than combined Secret Service details for Trump's children.

"Then-vice president Joe Biden spared no words when he extolled the virtues of his second son, Hunter Biden, in a 2013 address to South Korean students at the elite Yonsei University.

"'And as I speak, my son has just boarded — my grown son has just boarded a plane, an aircraft — he’s heading to the Philippines,' Biden said. 'His name is Hunter Biden. He’s chairman of the World Food Program USA, and he's going there out in the field, like so many of you did. I'm so incredibly proud of him and the tens of thousands of young people around the world who either went or wanted to.'

"But Hunter Biden wasn't exactly going out in the fields in the same way a naive 20-something might travel to the developing world to dig wells and build schools. What Joe Biden didn't tell the next generation of South Korean elite was that his son was visiting the Philippines with a Secret Service entourage that was costing U.S. taxpayers a fortune."


That's 5 times the cost of protecting the Trump children combined.

He was not conducting State business. He was collecting kickbacks and bribes for his father.

ITEM 13: The San Francisco Examiner reported, "With the corona virus pandemic rapidly spreading throughout communities around the nation, city leaders are taking the unprecedented step of placing San Francisco on lockdown for three weeks beginning Tuesday at midnight.

"The City will legally prohibit residents from leaving their homes except to meet basic needs including visiting the doctor, or buying groceries or medicine, until at least April 7, Mayor London Breed announced Monday."

This not about public health. If City Hall cared about public health it would not allow people to poop in the streets. This is more panic from public officials.

ITEM 14: BBC reported, "The US army is pulling out of al-Qaim and two other key military bases in Iraq in the coming weeks. The decision to leave three of its eight bases in Iraq is a sign the US is looking to dramatically reduce its footprint in the country.

"It comes amid heightened tensions with the Iraqi government and Iran. A ceremony will take place this week at al-Qaim, where the US will formally hand over equipment to the Iraqi army to help it ensure security in the area.

"It will end any US presence along the Iraqi side of the border with Syria."

Time for the nation we built to handle its own defense -- 17 years after the war ended.

Now to bring the troops home from Europe. Hitler's been dead for 75 years, and the Soviet Union dissolved 29 years ago.

ITEM 15The Globe and Mail reported, "The federal government intends to designate plastics as toxic substances, a move industry stakeholders say is unduly aggressive and detrimental to the sector’s brand.

"Listing plastics as toxic under Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) will provide the government with the authority to regulate and limit certain products. The Liberals campaigned during the fall election on a promise to ban some single-use plastics as early as 2021, as part of a national strategy to reduce waste and pollution. In a minority parliament, it is considered more expedient for the government to use the existing act than to curry multiparty support for new legislation regulating plastics.

"In an e-mail, Environment and Climate Change Canada signalled that the government will, indeed, designate plastics as toxic. 'In order to take concrete regulatory action to reduce plastic waste and pollution under CEPA, substances must first be added to Schedule 1,' the department said in an e-mail.

"Bob Masterson, the president and CEO of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, said he is disappointed the government is poised to go that route. Over the past several months, the association, whose members include petrochemical companies that produce plastics, has been urging federal officials to instead amend CEPA’s pollution-prevention provisions or introduce standalone legislation."

Legalize marijuana. Ban plastic. We keep electing crazy people and are surprised by the results.

ITEM 16: Interesting Engineering reported, "Doctors Remove Cancerous Lung from a Patient, Clean It, and Put It Back Inside the Body."

The story said, "The procedure took place at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva, Israel. Initially, doctors had planned to cut the patient's lung and wait for a lung transplant, a procedure that could prove very dangerous. Considering that the man was in his 40s and had a cancerous tumor that blocked the main airway in his left lung, a quick intervention was of the essence.

"'If we were to have simply cut out the lung alone, awaiting a transplant, the patient’s condition would continue to be life-threatening,' Dr. Yuri Faischowitz, director of the Chiropractic Unit for Beilinson, told Ynet News.

"So, the doctors decided to try a new process of removing the lung and cleaning it. The operation was a tricky one as the patient had to breathe through his right lung while the surgeons cut off the left lung. He had to continue breathing in this manner until the lung was cleansed from the tumor and re-inflated to check that it was still functioning."

If you smoke, quit. If you don't smoke, don't start. I would ban the damned things. It's funny how we go through all this rigmarole and tank our economy over an unknown virus while we allow millions to die from a proven killer. The government sucks down billions in tobacco taxes. It's lung money.

ITEM 17: Curt Prendergast reported, "Another 74 miles of 30-foot tall wall is set to be built on the Arizona-Mexico border, federal officials said on Monday.

"Customs and Border Protection officials on Monday asked for public comment on new border wall projects in Cochise, Pima and Santa Cruz counties. These projects are in addition to 63 miles of wall being built in Cochise and Pima counties, as well as other wall projects in Yuma County.

"The new wall projects announced Monday will consist of 30-foot tall steel poles, known as bollards, that are 6 inches in diameter, according to CBP. This is the same design used in the projects already underway.

"Cochise County will see 32 miles of new construction, including 7 miles of new wall; the replacement of 24 miles of existing pedestrian fencing; and the replacement of 1 mile of secondary barrier. Construction is underway on nearly 20 miles of wall in Cochise County.

"In Santa Cruz County, the new projects will run along 27 miles of the border, including 25 miles of new wall and the replacement of 2 miles of existing pedestrian and vehicle barriers. These would be the first projects for the Trump administration’s border wall in Santa Cruz County. The new projects will run along sections of the Coronado National Forest.

"Pima County will see 15 miles of wall construction, including 8 miles of new wall and the replacement of 7 miles of pedestrian fence. The new projects will run along sections of the Coronado National Forest and the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge."

Pedestrian fencing? Seriously? Previous presidents thought that would work? Fools.

ITEM 18: CNS reported, "Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is calling for the federal government to issue a $1,000 check to each American to help offset the cost of dealing with the corona virus.

"In a statement issued Monday, outlined his corona virus proposals and called for the thousand-dollar checks to be issued 'immediately.'"

He's got a checkbook and a net worth of $250 million. Let him start writing those checks.

That would cost $328 billion.

I love how these Never Trumpers claimed President Donald John Trump was not a true conservative now openly display how they were sneaky little socialists all along.

ITEM 19: The New York Post reported, "The New Hampshire Police Association Pipes and Drums group had to cancel its 25th anniversary trip to Ireland. The musical men made do with a humorous performance at a Walmart in southern New Hampshire."

With video.


  1. #2 You are wrong Don. We need to spread this out so our medical system is not overwhelmed. Ask Italy.

    1. The median age of Italians who died from Wuhan virus is 81 according to Dr. Burke. The question is: what is the cost of shutting down all economic activity in a country vs letting a virus play out naturally?

      Those most at risk from Wuhan virus worldwide are elderly and those with co-morbidities. These people develop pneumonia and are put on life support until they expire. Their lungs are no longer able to supply oxygen to their organs which shut down. When enough shut down they overwhelm modern technolgy's ability to maintain their life.

      Is that the proper care for end-of-life patients like this? If so, how many days should they remain on life support before the case is called? How many organs should fail before calling it? What is they life expectancy if they recover?

      The more sophisticated our medical treatment, the more questions like this we will have to ask.

      Decades ago, Colorado Governor Lamb got in trouble for saying "Old people have to realize they have a responsibility to die." This sounds harsh but birth and death are a cycle. We accept control over the birth part, but discussing death is taboo.

      I understand wanting to live at all costs but nobody gets out of this life alive.

      At some point, there has to be a cost/benefit discussion. Maybe stopping the world's economy to let 95 year olds live a few more months before naturally succumbing to heart failure is the point.

    2. We have been living with the Influenza virus for a 100+ years – and have come to understand and accept the risk. Including which groups are most "impacted".

      Will also add that until now these types of coronavirus (SARS & MERS) have had not been a big problem in the USA (virtually no cases on USA soil). So we have no “collective” experience with a) how to manage the virus, and b) what to expect. And our actions – government and citizen – reflect that.

      Facts without Compares/ History = Fear the Risk.

      Facts with Compares/ History = Understand the Risk.

    3. Ask Italy???!!! Robin, I would refer you to Don's previous post on how Red China wrecked Italy's economy and health by shipping 100,000 Wuhan residents into Italy which proliferated the spread of the Wuhan virus. Grown up and wash yours hands!

    4. Decades ago, Colorado Governor Lamb got in trouble for saying "Old people have to realize they have a responsibility to die." This sounds harsh but birth and death are a cycle. We accept control over the birth part, but discussing death is taboo.

      Richard Lamm was a ghoul, just like Zeke Emanuel, one of the shining lights behind Idiotcare (those two must have dreamed of being guards at Auschwitz).

      You want old people to die?

      We'll send Kevorkian over when you turn 75.

    5. My point is, Italy would have been much better off is they had closed their borders and started social distancing. That's what the US is doing and it is the correct response.



  3. #9.



  4. 14 along w bringing us businesses home its time to bring the troops home and end the (failed) global military dominance project.

  5. Woke up this morning to snow, having been assured at 11 last night we wouldn't get any. The same people who couldn't see a snowstorm 3 hours away are the same ones offering their expertise on how we should live through the Great Sniffle Pandemic of '20.

  6. 1 - or a boat. Go fishing. I am.

    7 - bureaucrats and democrats want the high fatality rate but you are right - they are skewed. If we don’t know how many have it we don’t know what the death rate is.

    11 - I am about to give up hope of indictments.

    14 - amen.

    16 - ingenious. The rejection rate should be zero.

    1. I golf but we haven't had much Sun here lately

    2. I agree on the giving up hope.

  7. 1,2,13
    Problem is corona 19 isn't being put in proper perspective. They say the death rate is higher than the flu, but they base that on actual deaths from confirmed cases for corona virus to actual deaths from ESTIMATED cases for flu.
    Since the cdc thinks there're millions of people walking around with influenza, it makes the death rate via flu much lower than corona.
    But since actual CONFIRMED cases of influenza is only 222,000, the death rate becomes much higher than corona.
    If comparisons were equal, corona wouldn't be nearly the freakout is is.

    2-"So what? Millions of people gave all kids of viruses."

    Mmmmm, it kinda works.

    1. Just change the G in "gave" to an H and add an N after the I to "kids" and you will figure it out. Sometimes the proofreaders screw up. Live withit.

    2. "A little humor, my dear Zilkov. Always with a little humor."

    3. #13: San Francisco Mayor London Breed's tightening COVID-19 restrictions.

      Early yesterday, Mayor Breed blasted Pres. Trump for for restricting people's activities. Then 6 Bay Area counties (including SF) restricted activities. Then a few hours later she announced even TIGHTER restrictions inside the city of San Francisco (people can only go outside to see the doctor, pick up prescriptions, buy food, or poop in the street).

      Why the sudden about-face? She realized that a large part of the large gay population of SF was on immune-suppression drugs for AIDS.

      So they may be young men, but they are still at high risk for COVID-19.

  8. Ban tobacco? Just because a few idiots abuse tobacco he wants to ban it! Its a classic liberal knee jerk reaction to a story. His conscience was offended so he wants to restrict everyone else's freedom.

    Paul called out people like this in 1Co 10:29.

    The Bible condemns abuse NOT the use of drugs like nicotine. They're a gift that only idiots turn into a curse.

    People like this blogger would've had Jesus arrested for manufacturing wine without a license. Its the LAW!

    So why not ban alcohol too. Oh we tried that and the Mafia was created by it. Idiots who cherish drug control usually hate gun control. Drug control has failed miserably just like gun control would. It puts the banned items in the control of criminals.

    Those who support drug control while opposing gun control are intellectual schizophrenics and moral busybodies. They love to make the cops tell their neighbor what is good for him or off to prison you go where you'll be taught real crime by truly evil and violent people.

    The USA has more people in prison than any other nation in the world on a per capita basis thanks to you moral busybodies.

    Drug laws today are the modern equivalent of Jewish food laws that Paul condemned in his letters. Which is why Christians never did ban drugs until the rapture any day now fundamentalists came along a century ago.

    They are just as statist as the socialists they love to condemn. God alone is Lord of the conscience and has left it free from the doctrines of men that are contrary to his revealed word.

    So when you want to outlaw something, if you claim to be Christian, cite chapter and verse to support your opinion. Otherwise you don't respect the freedom of conscience the ideal which founded America.

    1. Uh, Don was making a point (well seasoned with irony) how we're worrying about a virus with a low death rate compared to a known killer that gets a collective shrug and a "Meh" from.

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  10. This is the first time I have been disappointed by this president. To see him standing there, head bowed reading from crib notes, admonishing us to avoid groups of 10 or more...Sad. Just sad.

    He has allowed the nanny staters to take control of the conversation. God help us if we ever have an actual emergency in this country.

  11. Well, Don...I guess you'll find out over the next year whether SARS-COViD-19 is s "big deal" or not. Robin Banks left a link for you,check it out.

    Here's a few little tidbits for you to ponder...

    Every hospital in the US is projected to be full by mid May. After that occurs it's triage time. Better hope you don't come down with something that requires hospitalization because you won't get it-you'll be triaged because of your age.

    If you think it'll die out over the summer you're wrong. It's doing just fine in the southern hemisphere and equatorial regions.

    The projected peak of this epidemic is mid to late August and it'll be a year before it burns out or a vaccine or cure is found.

    Mass graves are being filled in Iraq and Iran. In Italy they're storing them in churches. In China they brought in mobile crematoriums to Wuhan because the city's crematoriums could only burn 600 corpses a day and they were piling up. They brought in a lot of them judging by the SO2 blooms over Wuhan.

    This is a virus and viruses love to mutate. It's already mutated once, it will probably do so a couple more times.

    For all those chortling millennials who call SARS-COVID-19 the "Boomer Remover" you'll be happy to know that 50% of those now needing critical care in France and The Netherlands are between the ages of 2-50. Enjoy!

    1. Who's bitch this is? Go home and stop fearmongering. B.S.G.

    2. Russian bot or short seller. Or Russian bot short seller.

    3. If that was fearmongering Trump has him beat easily. Look at the triage in Italy its war zone unseen since WW2. They are letting people die they have no choice.

      We better hope and pray Italy is devastated because of so many Chinese migrants.

  12. #1 100% agree.

    #2 Will add that until now these types of coronavirus (SARS & MERS) have had not been a big problem in the USA (virtually no cases on USA soil). So we have no “collective” experience with a) how to manage the virus, and b) what to expect. And our actions – government and citizen – reflect that.

    While we have been living with the Influenza virus for a 100+ years – and have come to understand and accept the risk.

    Facts without Compares/ History = Fear the Risk.

    Facts with Compares/ History = Understand the Risk.

    1) Influenza Virus Deaths: USA

    • 2019-2020: 22K (season not over)
    • 2018-2019: 60K
    • 2017-2018: 80K
    • 2016-2017: 38K
    • 2015-2016: 23K
    • 2014-2015: 51K
    • 2013-2014:
    • 2012-2013: 56K
    • 2011-2012: 12K
    • 2010-2011:
    • 2009: 12K [H1N1-Swine Flu Pandemic]
    • 1968: 34-100K [H3N2-Hong Kong Flu Pandemic]
    • 1957: 70-116K [H2N2-Asian Flu Pandemic]
    • 1918: 675K [H1N1-Spanish Flu Pandemic]

    2) Coronavirus – SARS-CoV2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) – Deaths: USA

    • 2019-2020: 69 *** (6,705 deaths worldwide/ as of March 16, 2020)

    3) Coronavirus – MERS-CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) – Deaths: USA

    • 2012-2020: 2 cases, 0 deaths *** (862 deaths worldwide)

    4) Coronavirus – SARS-CoV (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) – Deaths: USA

    • 2003-2005: 8 cases, 0 deaths *** (774 deaths worldwide)

    5) Coronavirus – “Common Cold” – Deaths: USA

    • No data

  13. Tuesday was the day I typically filled out my bracket.

    I’d tried several methods in the past. had a nice statistical layout of what he thought was THE key data. Went with his overall rankings one year, and another year on his defensive rankings. Sucked both times. A few picks were easy, like when Syracuse played five games in five days in the Big East, won it, and then got beat by Vermont in the first round. Dead legs. Won the pool the year WVU made the Final Four - the rest of the Palmers didn’t know how good we were, while I’d watched about 18 of their games. I’ve always had the hots for underdogs, so whether it was VCU or Loyola Chicago or the Zags with Adam Morrison or George By George Mason (none of whom I picked), The Tournament was guaranteed to always invite at least one statistically undeserving team back for another dance each year. This year I found a website that listed Who’s Hot - records of last ten games including conference tournaments - and was gonna lean on that heavily. And then they fooking cancelled it...

    The point? We don’t know Jack Doodley. Neither does Fauci or Jim Justice or Mr. T hisself. God will do what God has planned, and I can only believe in Him. Yes, my faith has been tried these past several days. It looked like we were Winning Bigly and then The Who Flung Dung Flu arrived. Fook. But can I control it? No. So, Otto, keep the faith and WAIT WITH PATIENCE. That’s the ticket you need for this Train. Patience.

  14. #10. "The deep state abused it. The deep state lied to judges. The deep state spied on the president on behalf of Obama." Lots of Government and Civilian jobs are at stake so, watch as the lobbyists win and the sheep in Congress pass it again.

  15. 2: Little disappointed with Trump on this one.

    He's listening too much to medical bureaucrats who've never been right in their lives (Fauci, especially).

    He needs to get out and talk to people.

    7: The unreported cases are people who are not sick, which screws up the statistical models, which undermines the claim that it is 10 times more lethal than the flu

    But the computer model says...

    These guys are like the FBI profilers.

    This is why those kids at WVU rioted.

    We may have misjudged our younger generation.

  16. 7. What kind of expert is this? "10 times more lethal than the flu..." A typical flu season in the US results in 30,000 US deaths. In fact the CDC estimates there have been 22,000-55,000 deaths this flu season in the US. Yet worldwide there are only 7330 deaths attributed to wuhan. And, if the number infected is "certainly much higher than confirmed cases" the mortality rate would be much lower than currently calculated. My personal feeling is this is just another global warming.

    11. It will be interesting to find out how quickly durham reacted on the threat. What is the turn around time to indictment?

  17. The looney left desperately wants to crash our economy as it's the only real hammer they can swing at PDJT. Well, they're getting their fondest wish at this very moment.
    Our nutjob governor (Kommie Kate we call her) just closed all restaurants to take out only in Oregon. In our little town, the few restaurants here struggle mightily to keep open in good times. This will permanently close many.
    I do like Instapundit's suggestion: If you order take-out, tip as if you dined in. I will be tipping double until this blows over.

  18. 7. and 13. Kinda strikes me that our political self-anointed betters are intent on destroying the entrepreneurial class. So, shopkeepers, bar owners, and restaurateurs are having their means of self-support removed? I guess that makes them the new kulaks, huh?

    Punishment for leaving the house? If you break curfew they toss you in the tank with other curfew-breakers, mother-stabbers, and father-rapers?
    Then you can sue if your fellow prisoners are not at least three feet away?
    But at least you should have free toilet paper.

  19. "The 21st is a lousy century."

    21 today. Time to grow up.

  20. #11 There multiple ways to communicate the desire of a politician's death without it being illegal. He chose a poor arrangement of words.

  21. #1 I keep seeing this article referenced, and can't help wondering if there's a correlation between exposure to sunlight and fresh air and vitamin D. There are numerous articles online about the benefits of vitamin D in combating influenza.

    Here's a link to a recent one:

    I'm not a physician, and I can't verify the veracity of the claims, but I'm taking a daily vitamin D supplement this year.


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