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Name: Pet Rock
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Hometown: TN, KY
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Current location: KY
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Especially everyday citizens who did so because their church said so.

I've long understood where the ultra-wealthy Rethugs stand and they're just flat-out greedy and power mad.

Republicans masterfully divided our working class public for 40 or so years and then brainwashed the ones they spun off via right-wing media. They knew how to weed out those that are susceptible to the dogma of racism, religious extremism and many with fascist leanings. Quite a crew they've assembled.

I'm not convinced we'll ever recover and those that were the masterminds deserve the most severe consequences. Sadly, most of them just get very rich and are never known to the public.

The arrogant shits I know that most certainly voted for Trump can't even answer why they chose a man that was in no way qualified for the job. And that's a pretty basic question!


Hang in there, SM...........

Some things to consider to break the boredom and.....

help maintain a bit of social contact:

1. My daughter:
I miss seeing my daughter and granddaughter immensely - especially our weekly meet-up at her gymnastics class which gives my daughter and myself an opportunity to chat about anything along with watching the kids bounce around. That won't be happening for a very long time.

So, what I'm considering doing is driving over to my daughter's house and we can have a nice face-to-face chat with them (at a safe distance) from their front porch and enjoy the outdoors, too.


2. A good friend:
He and are have been friends for over 20 years and normally have lunch every few weeks. He's 85 and I'm 72 and we both have outstanding health issues, but both get around quite well.

I'm going to talk to him about us meeting somewhere in a park, each bringing our own brown bag from home and we can sit at a safe distance and chat a while.


3. Some others in my life:
With the few friends and family I have left, I'm trying to call one or two a week just to bullshit about life and stay in touch.


KY..........

Ranger captures moment grizzly bear emerges from hibernation in Canada

Guardian News

A hulking grizzly bear has found online stardom after he was caught groggily emerging from hibernation on camera. Canadian ranger Nicole Gagnon filmed the end of Boo's hibernation on her phone, a moment she said she had been waiting to document for eight years. It has since been viewed over 100,000 times on Twitter. Boo, 18, draws thousands of tourists every year to his 20-acre enclosure near the town of Golden, Canada.




I love people who are this dedicated to watching over animals.......

Alexander Walker, "Peter Sellers was mad"

The film critic Alexander Walker talks about the peculiar artistic relationship between Peter Sellers and Stanley Kubrick.



One of my lifetime favorite actors since that first Pink Panther movie I saw as a teenager.....

This is how politicized the CDC has become.

Got an over-grown postcard in the mail today.

On one side it says:

"President Trump's Coronavirus Guidelines for America"

On the opposite side, there's a very nice outline of the basics for people to use for their safety and that of family and friends. Outlines the need for sheltering in-place, self-isolation and cleanliness, etc. All pure CDC stuff.

But not a word about everything being back to normal by Easter!

Since when did Trump become an expert on viruses that writes public medical safety notices sent in the US mail?

Oh wait.....he's implying he is an expert on his daily tax-payer-paid campaign briefing......

Visualize this cartoon (old folks LOL)...

Visualize this......

Setting:
Two old, weather-worn Viking men in Viking helmets at sitting at a rough-hewn kitchen table. Scattered about on the table is a variety of prescription bottles and a 7-day caddy.


One Viking says:
"Face it, Sven, we're old - "pillage" doesn't mean what it used to mean".


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Credit: Borrowed from my favorite potty-time reading source: The Funny Times newspaper......

New research data on COVID-19 contamination and spread

We're finally getting some concise scientific info on surface contamination risks and aerosolization for COVID-19!

Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1
The New England Journal of Medicine
March 17, 2020

Read here: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2004973?query=featured_home

Intro:
A novel human coronavirus that is now named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) (formerly called HCoV-19) emerged in Wuhan, China, in late 2019 and is now causing a pandemic.1 We analyzed the aerosol and surface stability of SARS-CoV-2 and compared it with SARS-CoV-1, the most closely related human coronavirus.


And, a good Q&A article from The Guardian UK:

How long does coronavirus survive on different surfaces?
Covid-19 RNA was found on a cruise ship 17 days after passengers left.
What are the risks of handling packages and groceries?

Danielle Renwick
Wed 25 Mar 2020 14.54 GMT

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/25/how-long-coronavirus-lasts-on-surfaces-packages-groceries

Intro:
More people are staying indoors to avoid contact with people potentially infected by Covid-19. But in light of a recent report from the US’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that said fragments of Covid-19 were found in the Princess Cruise ship 17 days after its passengers had left, what are the risks of handling packages, groceries and what scientists call “high-touch” surfaces?


(Cross-posted to Health).............

New research data on COVID-19 contamination and spread

We're finally getting some concise scientific info on surface contamination risks and aerosolization for COVID-19!

Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1
The New England Journal of Medicine
March 17, 2020

Read here: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2004973?query=featured_home

Intro:
A novel human coronavirus that is now named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) (formerly called HCoV-19) emerged in Wuhan, China, in late 2019 and is now causing a pandemic.1 We analyzed the aerosol and surface stability of SARS-CoV-2 and compared it with SARS-CoV-1, the most closely related human coronavirus.


And, a good Q&A article from The Guardian UK:

How long does coronavirus survive on different surfaces?
Covid-19 RNA was found on a cruise ship 17 days after passengers left.
What are the risks of handling packages and groceries?

Danielle Renwick
Wed 25 Mar 2020 14.54 GMT

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/25/how-long-coronavirus-lasts-on-surfaces-packages-groceries

Intro:
More people are staying indoors to avoid contact with people potentially infected by Covid-19. But in light of a recent report from the US’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that said fragments of Covid-19 were found in the Princess Cruise ship 17 days after its passengers had left, what are the risks of handling packages, groceries and what scientists call “high-touch” surfaces?


(Cross-posted to GD).............

'100% unemployed:' New Orleans' gig workers have run out of options amid coronavirus economy

'100% unemployed:' New Orleans' gig workers have run out of options amid coronavirus economy
BY TYLER BRIDGES | Staff writer Published Mar 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Read here: https://www.nola.com/news/coronavirus/article_8680d7a0-6e1c-11ea-bb93-9b89964d7102.html

Snips:
Workers who were self-employed in New Orleans’ tourism-dependent economy need public assistance perhaps more than any other group now that the coronavirus has emptied the city’s hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

But under federal law, they do not qualify for jobless payments. Only salaried workers can apply for weekly benefits that, in Louisiana, happen to be the stingiest in the country.

The stimulus plan being debated in Washington, once passed, appears likely to send some cash to independent contractors for several months.

But not until that happens will the money begin to flow. “Everyone I talk to is scared and nervous and trying to stay strong,” said Matt Diaz, who owns Mateo & Company, which shoots video and photos for corporate events and weddings that have now been canceled.

Many of these young self-employed folks will want to run to relatives for relief but may find they're not welcome, for fear of infection.

This damn thing will negatively impact and affect the direction of millions of lives for many decades......

Now faith healers. I guess tRump will be pushing that next....

for a small fee. Trump Faith Healers, Inc.

Time and Mother Nature will teach those 1800 people a very nasty lesson.....

From NOLA.com:
Louisiana coronavirus tracking map: 1,388 positive cases | 46 dead | 8,603 tested

'It's like a war zone': Fighting coronavirus, limited ICU beds, bracing for chaos in New Orleans

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