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Raul:. Nice Gettysburg picture! Reminds me of all the decendents of civil war veterns I have met while visiting the many civil war battle sites. The stories that they told help bring these sites alive!
Before the coronavirus was far away. Now the old farts in the CCP are worried that they will catch the virus! Since most are old it might help China a lot if these old farts got cleaned out!
Everybody returning or travelling to the capital of China needs to be quarantined for 14 days.
Obviously the dam old CCP fools still haven’t learned that over 24 days is required plus repeated testing!
I just love their newest response to Wuhan! Send in the CCP’s most ruthless security person!
What Wuhan really needs is more medical supplies and medical personnel, not more security people!
But more security it is!
Sooner or later the world is going to have to quarantine China!
Raul:. The Diamond Princess virus toll is now 278 not 219! Not too long ago it was just 5!
The real problem for screening are all the false negatives. People have to be tested repeatedly every few days!
This ship is showing the 2nd and now 3rd waves of infections. The 4th and 5th waves are just around the corner!
This ship isn’t going anywhere for months!
Note that the Japanese still don’t have enough test kits to test everyone on the ship! They are still only testing the sick!
Meanwhile the CCP is still encouraging it’s people to continue to travel all over the world!
It will not belong before we will stop hearing about the virus in China because China will be displaced by stories of the virus spreading in our own countries!
Raul:. I have lived and worked in the Congo. I can tell you there were no medical facilities there!
Since I was last there the Congo has continued to have more civil wars. Don’t worry the civil wars were happening while I was there too.
The one thing I do know is the Congo is in worst shape today than in the past as all existing infrastructure has crumbled!
What is very unique about the Congo is there are no police! Only military soldiers and bandits! I can’t honestly tell you who are the worst! The all want your money! They all point AK-47s at you!
It is a pretty lawless place! My company from the goodness of their hearts gave me 5% in danger pay! That hardly compensated for the several close calls I had!
If there are any doctors in the country they are only in the two biggest cities.
Basically if you get sick, you are in really big trouble!
So if the coronavirus hits the Congo it will spread like wildfire!
Dr. D. Rich:. I don’t avoid my Canadian Chinese friends either! But then they haven’t recently travelled to Wuhan! Nor are they willing to travel to China anymore than I would! They know the CCP!
Notice also how many coming back to North America are self quarantining themselves out of an abundance of caution! So they do care!
Spain had to cancel their World Mobility convention because over 5000 Chinese were expected to travel to the convention! The problem is China doesn’t have the virus under control yet they have no problems letting their people travel the world spreading the virus!
I saw a world travel map of 60,000 Chinese out of 5 million who left from Wuhan in the last few weeks. There is no country they did not travel to!
Having lived and worked a few years in Africa (4 countries), I can tell you there is next to no existing medical services! The Chinese from Wuhan blanketed Africa! Very few African countries have any test kits! Their health authorities publically admit this! If even one case hits them they are in big trouble and they know it!
We all know China doesn’t have sufficient test kits to test more than a few thousand a day! What is scarier is we here don’t have very many test kits either! We have less than the Chinese do! Also we now know repeated tests are often required! This is a tricky virus to deal with!
My brother in Detroit has many coworkers/friends in China and he says they are being hit very hard by this virus, example kids schools cancelled, etc.
I also think the way the Chinese government has been dealing with this is self defeating! They are handling it as a security problem not a health issue! That seems to have only made matters worst!
And no I am not going to stop eating Chinese food!
Raul:. Concerning Trump and Iran. You shouldn’t be giving away the Donald’s secrets to the deep state!
Dr. D. Rich:. You are right the focus remains China!
If there are going to be plenty of Chinese where you plan to go, you simply won’t go!
You have to admire the Irish! Especially ones in green t-shirts! They have such colorful words too!
Stormy Daniels are you going to get you money back? Seems like he just fell down an opened manhole!
Mr. Palmiero being 100 seems to have run a fowl of Britain’s Home Office’s antiquated computer system! It seems like they miss the y2k event! Even the laser scanner didn’t work either! Imagine facal scanners!
Reminds me when I gave my Russian interpretor a small box of Sunkist raisins back in 1983. She ate the raisins happily but then spoiled it by asking me what the black and white bar codes on the bottom of the box were for!
I explained how the cashier at the grocery store would scan the box over the laser scanner at the checkout counter to ring up the price on the cash register!
As soon as I had finished, I quickly realized that my explanation to this university educated Russian had gone completely over her head!
She could not fathom a word of what I had said! She had nothing in her world remotely similar to what I had just described! At that time in 1983 the Russians were still using beaded abacas in all of their stores! Sadly that ended our conversation!
When it comes to Boeing, moving their headquarters to Chicago, sealed their fate.
This move indicated that the accountants had successfully sieged control of Boeing away from the engineers who had built Boeing into a successful aircraft maker.
No engineer would have agreed to shifting the 737 Max’s center of gravity forward the way an accountant would! Engineers would have insisted upon a new wing design with longer landing gears!
Notice Boeing after a year, is still trying to fix this by fixing software! By now engineers would have designed, tested, and built new wings!
Sometimes stupid can’t be fixed!
Now that Brexit has come and gone, I see that nothing has changed!
The sun wasn’t shinning before Brexit and still isn’t shinning!
Good old sunny England!
Once in 1983 when I was slaving away in a Siberian coal mine, I got 10 days parole, so I choose to escape to sunny England! Incredibly I encountered no rain! After returning to Siberia, an expat asked about my trip. I told him no rain, mostly sunny! He exclaimed to me! “You are lying! There is no way in hell you were in England!
Since China is doing nothing to contain the covid-19 virus, it is now up to the rest of the world to try and contain it.
Example:. Spain’s world mobility conference in Barcelona was recently cancelled because people noticed that thousands of Chinese were expected to attend.
One by one, companies cancelled their attendance! No doubt this was triggered by the companies’ own employees not wanting to catch the virus!
Basically if where ever you want to go is going to have any Chinese there, then you don’t want to go there!
John Day:. Your speculation a few weeks ago on how the covid-19 virus escaped into Wuhan market via lab assistants selling lab bats is still the best story I have read!
Yes poor Cecelia Payne not getting mention ranks up there with Keynes not getting credit for negotiating the conditions at the end of WW1 that created WW2.
It might take a few more years but eventually Syria will regain control of it’s borders. They simply have to make staying in Syria increasingly more expensive for their unwanted guests!
Democrats after confining President Trump in an illegal strait jacket from before becoming President up unitl just recently, a period of over 3 years, shouldn’t be surprised if the recently escaped President is suddenly hitting them back! Just seems to be a normal human trait!
I wonder what Obama would have done? Likely would have hit back Chicago style!
Any numbers being reported by China can not be believed. Same for China’s pariot, the WHO of guess who bought us lock, stock, and barrel!
Correcting these figures requires adding a zero at the end and then multiplying by your favorite fudge factor number between 1 and 9!
So deaths to date 1300 x 10 = 13,000 x 5 = 65,000! Seems more believe able!
Dave Note:. This is just more growing circumstancial evidence that the CCP is lying about the impact of the coronavirus!
This supports the 25,000 to 50,000 numbers of actual deaths.
By lying the CCP is ensuring this spreads gobally!
My Parents Said Know / Dr. D. Rich :.
I suspect one probably should wear proper eye protection around UV C lights?
I wear google’s for my UV B light treatments for 305 – 315 nm wavelengths which supposedly burn the least in the UV B wavelength 280 – 315 nm range.
I see the quarantined ship in Japan as the only realistic window we have on the coronavirus. This situation provides the only creditable numbers we have.
My guess is we will see secondary waves of infections soon.
As for Africa count on the Chinese there to hide any outbreaks.
Having lived and worked in Africa (4 countries) I can assure you there very few medical services available!
The best medical personnel are non-African! And I don’t mean non-existant Europeans! Some of the best doctors are from India!
I can tell you most native Africans do not trust their own native Africans doctors!
If the CCP can no longer hide the coronavirus then obviously renaming it as benign NCP is just the ticket!
This should solve the problem very nicely! The WHO will second the motion!
Now they can truthfully say everyone is just dying of pneumonia!
Brilliant! Why didn’t I think of this?
People who go around with knives stabbing people they don’t like shouldn’t be surprised if their intended victums suddenly defend themselves by taking the knives away!
Or that the victim brings an axe to a knife fight!
Interesting that the Brazilian government is looking for some loose change from the tobacco companies.
Tobacco is the gift natives bestowed upon white man in return for small pox!
Small pox killed a few million natives but tobacco is still killing tens of millions of white people every year!
I would say the natives loss the first battle but are winning this biological warfare war hands down!
It is nice to see that someone is concerned about the health of debt slaves.
Obviously that someone would be the debt slave’s owners!
Are the debt slaves capable of carrying more of their owner’s debt?
If interest rates are lowered, yes!
So what are we waiting for?
I wonder if the CCP has yet gotten around to banning bat soup amoung other bat delectables?
Maybe they will just bats in China?
Reminds me of one Chinese official being annoyed by the Hugh numbers of starlings. So to get rid of them he had everyone spend a day banging pots and pans to prevent the starlings from being able to land anywhere! He successfully killed off most of the local starlings through exhaustion!
Well payback can be a bitch! The place was soon over run by insects since there were no birds to eat them!
Zerosum:. That the digestive system is also a pathway makes this coronavirus one really tough hombre to stop. No wonder governments everywhere are panicking! They know but can’t say! So watch their actions and ignore what they say!
Here is the thing. When it gets serious, the government has to lie to us!
It is serious if about 25% of those who get the coronavirus require serious medical intervention and of these about 4% still die.
Imagine what the true death toll is in a place like Wuhan where those who need serious medical intervention are simply denied such access? Could it be 25%? Nobody is telling!
Quarantining people for just 14 days is not going to stop the spread of this virus. These big quarantined cruise ships are unwittingly test labs! I bet these ships will be there much longer than 14 days as the second and third waves strike! No politican will dare to let these ship’s passengers disembark!
Testing just once will not screen out those with the virus. Second and third rounds of testing have now been proven to be necessary,. Many first tests have been negative requiring a second test to confirm the presence of the virus.
I see the White House wants to know if this coronavirus was bio-engineered!
Government actions tell us that which they can not say publically!
The Fed needs to call a plumber urgently!
There are simply not enough liquidity faucets at the Fed to satisfy all the thirsty!
The Fed needs to install more liquidity faucets to replace all the savers it killed!
It looks like the Fed has the same problem San Francisco has with their homeless!
When you enact policies that encourages this, you get more of it!
So why should the “free money” Fed be surprised that there are more, thirsting for liquidity!
Trudope is worried Alberta will stop being a “Have” province paying him and become a “Have-Not” province requiring Trudope to pay to support Alberta.
Trudope needs more money! So is he going to kill his golden goose? You decide!
Repression of interest rates kills savers and rewards those who can’t live within their means.
When this insanity hits the wall, there will be nobody left to save anybody!
Raul:. CNN isn’t what it once was! Owned by Amazon! Serves it’s owner! Seems rundown! More like a DNC news outlet now!
These three news outlets primarily serve these three US government departments!
CIA primarily leaks to Washington Post
FBI primarily leaks to NYT
State Dept. primarily leaks to CNN
Raul:. The WHO supposedly acknowledged his passing!?
I am always greatly amused when I read about the DNC and democracy.
First the DNC is a private club (and you ain’t in it!). It is free to set it’s own rules.
The DNC is also free to change the rules in the middle of the game! It has been doing this like, forever!
As such, there is nothing Democratic about the DNC! It is as Democratic as is the communist party!
Bernie will get a winter cottage in Florida!
Anti:. No, this didn’t just happen once! It has happened before! That is why people have take note!
Observing China’s response to the coronavirus one can’t help but notice the predictable manner in which the CCP has reacted.
The CCP stays in power via it’s police state. Whenever the CCP sees anything that it perceives is a threat to its power, it’s first reaction is to deploy it’s police state.
The coronavirus was perceived to be a threat. The CCP quickly deployed it’s police state.
The number of people that die is basically irrelevant. Staying in power is the only thing that is relevant.
So if you are a hammer, everything looks like a nail!
Dr. D:. I saw a report saying there was considerable amount of fog (smog?) in Wuhan. They wondered if it was because of these furnaces going 24/7?
I did see a video showing a backlog of bodies waiting to be burned.
I suspect your figures are closer to the truth than the so called official figures are.
Raul:. I know you will probably laugh, but you know the coronavirus is serious when the powers to be, besides lying to us, are busy knocking down the price of gold and trying to boost paper markets!
Them there are serious actions!
Raul:. You have every right to doubt the official government figures. When it gets serious they have to lie!
About modelling. I studied electrical engineering. We used mathematical models to predict how our electrical circuits would work. Then we would build the circuit and obtain real world results.
Normally variations between calculated results and real results were small i.e. less than 10% and often less than 5%.
The differences were mostly the result of electrical circuit component tolerances.
The thing is, our models were constantly checked against real measureable results. This brings a measure of confidence in one’s modelling abilities.
However, the same level of confidence can not be obtained when modelling intangible things!
First there is nothing to measure! Then there is no way to measure intangibles!
Thus there is no feedback mechanism to verify one’s model!
Economic models are a case in point! Their dismal modelling is pie in the sky!
Climate models are another example of terrible modelling that inspires little confidence!
Now these medical scientists who tried modelling the coronavirus are very smart people! At least they admit their modelling is full of assumptions! Change almost any variable and you get dramatically different results!
What I find alarming in their modelling is how changing certain assumptions doesn’t alter the outcome! That part of the model is really useful for us to know!
That is why we need to remain wary of what our government is telling us!
When it gets serious they have to lie to us!
So all we are left with is watching what actions our governments are taking.
They are quarantining people for 2 weeks for now.
I think we will soon find out that 2 weeks of quarantining people is insufficient time to stop the spread of this virus!
Another thing we are finding out is people need to be tested multiple times as often the first test is negative!
When it comes to the coronavirus, despite being a rather mathematically challenged engineer, I still believe, rightly or wrongly, in the power of compounding!
I will first admit, central banker’s NIRPs, shook my beliefs in the power of compounding severely.
None-the-less, since central bankers now appear to be pushing on a string, my faith in the power of compounding has risen somewhat, because I am now dealing with communist beaurocrats!
Beaurocrats, communist or not, live only to stay in power tomorrow! This test ensures I am actually dealing with only positive power of compounding math!
As such, I recommend adding a “ZERO” to all “Official” government numbers to obtain a resultant number!
If any further doubt remains, I highly recommend multiplying the resultant number by a suitable “fudge factor” number to obtain a proper power of compounding resultant!
For example, to calculate the actual death toll, multiply 500 by 10 = 5000 then multiply by a fudge factor of 5 = 25,000 dead! See it works!
P.S. I here by attest that this mathematical model has actually been tested in over 30 countries including communist countries!
I know most people can’t believe the DNC would use an ACME app that doesn’t work to count Iowa’s votes.
That is not the case!
The American designed Shadow app worked exactly as it was supposed too!
The real Iowa results were hidden in the shadows of a back alley!
And nobody is talking about the real results either!
I would say the DNC got excellent value for their money!
What I find rather amusing is watching people like AOC running around trying to destroy the existing order of things! It never seems to occur to these types that they are not really in charge and are just being “used” by others!
Comrade Lenin’s “Useful Idiots” phrase comes to mind!
The deep state doesn’t seem too bothered by AOC!
However disturber of the status quo, President Donald Trump, is entirely another matter!
Now that Britain’s has left Europe, isn’t it interesting that Europe is all of a sudden interested in the fate of Julian Assange!
I have finally concluded that graceful Nancy is secretly working for President Trump!
Confusion is a direct result of speech not agreeing with actions.
Nancy has been impeaching Trump since 2018!
Trump keeps getting stronger!
Your Honor, I rest my case!