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Hometown: Phila.,PA
Home country: USA
Current location: San Diego, CA
Member since: Wed Mar 1, 2017, 09:12 PM
Number of posts: 35,975

About Me

I am 57, retired teacher and illustrator, life-long dem., activist, union member. Also I do not use social media and I'm technologically retarded. I love dogs, rock music and swearing (a lot). My 17 year old "puppy" died on June 2, 2020. She grew up listening to Animals (Pink Floyd). She has kept me sane through the tRump years, not easy, and has given me endless love, companionship, kisses and tail wags.

Journal Archives

Happy 80th Birthday Ringo!

Posted by BigmanPigman | Tue Jul 7, 2020, 08:36 PM (2 replies)

55,000 new covid cases in US today...CNN says new high

But Worldometers say third highest day and it isn't over yet.

July 2...57,318
July 3...58,910

Posted by BigmanPigman | Tue Jul 7, 2020, 08:09 PM (0 replies)

I got Covid-19 two months ago. I'm still discovering new areas of damage

By Richard Quest, Business editor-at-large, CNN

"The cough has come back, without warning and seemingly for no reason; so has the fatigue. True, neither are as debilitating as when I had the actual virus, but they are back."

"Like many others, I am now coming to realize that I am living and suffering from the long tail of Covid-19.
I got infected back in mid-April.
I am also discovering new areas of damage: I have now become incredibly clumsy. I was never the most lissome person, no one ever called me graceful, but my clumsiness is off the chart. If I reach for a glass, or take something out of a cupboard, I will knock it, or drop it on the floor. I have tripped over the curb and gone flying. I fall over furniture. It is as if that part of my brain, which subconsciously adjusts hand and movement to obstacles it sees, isn't working.
At times there's a sense of mild confusion. The micro delay in a thought, the hesitation with a word. Nobody would notice but me.
My digestive system is peculiar, to say the least.
It doesn't matter whether I call them symptoms, traits, or wreckage -- my body doesn't feel quite right.
The cough has been with me for days, I have been tired and needed to take naps. I tripped over the camera tripod then fell over a chair! I am concerned but not panicked, yet."

Facebook: Nothing changes, everything stays the same...

Zuckerberg & Sandberg met with civil rights leaders.
• FB reverted to “spin.”
• “Same old talking points."
• “They showed up to the meeting expecting an A for attendance. Attending alone is not enough.”


Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s two top executives, met with civil rights groups on Tuesday in an attempt to mollify them over how the social network treats hate speech on its site. But Mr. Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, and Ms. Sandberg, the chief operating officer, failed to win its critics over.


"The new Oversight Board, appointed in May, pledged to “focus on the most challenging content issues for Facebook, including in areas such as hate speech, harassment, and protecting people’s safety and privacy.” It would have the power to issue binding decisions that affect Facebook and Instagram."

"Since the announcement, critics of the company have been hopeful but skeptical that the Oversight Board—which is comprised of academics and politicians—will bring any sort of meaningful reform in the companies’ content moderation practices."
Posted by BigmanPigman | Tue Jul 7, 2020, 07:42 PM (1 replies)

"Parents Need to Go to Work" Does Not Stop COVID at the School Door

"In other words, it is completely unrealistic to expect schools to open and to stay open without interruption in 2020-21. What is realistic is that schools may open and may have to close if they cannot function due teacher, admin, and staff shortages from their contracting COVID, or if the threat of such contracting is deemed imminent and schools are shuttered proactively, or even if too many adults are exposed to a person with COVID and therefore must quarantine for a couple of weeks per instance. Think about that. It is possible that a student in my room contracts COVID. One student. Let’s say that student has been in contact with at least one classroom of 10 students (small, I know, but stay with me) and rides a bus with 20 other students (and with a bus driver) and has class with six teachers per day. So, right there, we have at least 37 individuals needing to be quarantined– six of whom are responsible for instruction.

Furthermore, if a teacher contracts COVID, then all of that teacher’s students (and likely some colleagues) must be quarantined in order to curtail a super-spreader situation. Add to all of that the possiblity for a teacher or student returning from quarantine to be exposed yet again and to have to head right back into quarantine.

We haven’t even touched on what happens if the entire admin and office staff of a school are exposed and the heart of school operations must be quarantined."


HA! Ayn Rand Institute received PPP $$$ along with Kenye West

The Ayn Rand Institute received a PPP loan of between $350K and $1 million. West received between $2 million and $5 million (His net worth is $1.3 billion).


Randy Rainbow's latest...

Poor Deplorable Troll
Posted by BigmanPigman | Mon Jul 6, 2020, 08:55 PM (2 replies)

Why N95 masks work best...

Isn't that drawing even more attention to something she apparently

is trying to erase? Does she think black paint on asphalt is like White Out Correction Fluid?
Posted by BigmanPigman | Sun Jul 5, 2020, 03:08 AM (2 replies)

CBS is showing Dick Van Dyke in COLOR now (PST)

as a tribute to Carl Reiner. I think I like it better in black and white though.

8-9 PM
Posted by BigmanPigman | Fri Jul 3, 2020, 11:24 PM (3 replies)
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