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Memorial Day 2020, Lockdown Edition, Day 72

by coldwarrior ( 47 Comments › )
Filed under Open thread at May 25th, 2020 - 8:00 am

Memorial Day is a day to thank the dead. Veteran;s Day is a day to thank the living.

In Flanders Fields, John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

To The Graduating Class of 2020

by Bunk X ( 118 Comments › )
Filed under Academia, Humor, Open thread at May 23rd, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Many bloviating self-congratulatory celebrities and B-list politicians are promulgating doomsday “This is the new normal” online commencement speeches, but Tim Conway, Jr. does it right.

Yep. Nailed it.

Oh, and if you’ve never heard Conway’s show, you’re missing out.
The theme song alone is worth it.

Day 68 of the Great American Lockdown

by coldwarrior ( 337 Comments › )
Filed under Open thread at May 21st, 2020 - 8:00 am

Herr Wolf has just tipped his hand.

Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday he is talking with professional sports leagues about holding events in Pennsylvania, but he doesn’t believe residents will be completely comfortable going back to pre-pandemic normalcy until there is a coronavirus vaccine.

“Ultimately, I think what it’s going to take for everybody to feel safe going to a Penn State game or a basketball game is they have some confidence that they’re not going to get sick by being in close contact with somebody else,” he said during a call with reporters.

He said going back to “normal” will hinge on Pennsylvanians feeling fully and truly safe.

“I think that’s what it’s going to take to really get our economy back to normal, and I really think that can’t happen fully, 100%, until we have a vaccine that is foolproof,” Wolf said…“I think what it’s going to take to get people back to big events – indeed, what it’s going to take to get people back to shopping, to work , to school – is going to be, ultimately, a vaccine,” Wolf said. “Some assurance they’re not going to get sick.”

Ummmmm, no. This has gone on entirely to far.

END THE LOCKDOWN: Pennsylvania Has More COVID-19 Deaths Over Age 100 than Under Age 45

This ceased to be about public health/safety very early on. Its a power grab, a way to try to destroy Trump, and a way toward voter fraud. It’s that simple.

Day 65 of the Great American Lockdown

by coldwarrior ( 335 Comments › )
Filed under Medicine, Open thread at May 18th, 2020 - 8:00 am

Shut Down Shaming

Essential Reading from Eagles:

If you want to read the whole thing (about 10 pgs I think) go to the sci-hub website https://sci-hub.tw/

https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/bsp.2006.4.366?journalCode=bsp

The lead author is one Thomas V. Inglesby and he’s no slouch.

read it.


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