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February 25, 2020 at 6:13 am in reply to: Debt Rattle February 24 2020 #54350
Dr. D. Rich:. I see you are very jaded! I suspect if you ever served in a jury where the evidence was provided by the FBI, you would probably vote “Not Guilty”!February 24, 2020 at 10:08 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle February 24 2020 #54339
The coronavirus hitting Iran is really bad news.
Iran has a far weaker medical system than say China does.
The coronavirus will run its course in Iran.
The world will have to isolate itself from Iran.February 24, 2020 at 10:02 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle February 24 2020 #54338
Last two:. Hate to disappoint you but Canadian native culture was totally destroyed when the socialist introduced the natives to welfare!
Sadly, their culture is now one of dependency.
Yeah, we might be headed that way too, except can the natives support us?February 24, 2020 at 9:55 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle February 24 2020 #54337
Bosco:. Are those the Fed’s new digital face masks?February 24, 2020 at 9:48 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle February 24 2020 #54336
John Day:. Being green these days means using more energy to create less energy!February 24, 2020 at 9:46 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle February 24 2020 #54335
Dave Note:. As you point out, the CCP has chosen the economy. That means they have accepted that the coronavirus will now run its course.
Nobody will notice China, as it is now everybody’s problem.
If you show symptoms, you will be removed.
Xi’s death total may yet exceed Mao’s death totals.February 23, 2020 at 11:18 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle February 23 2020 #54299
Doc Robinson: Either way, the numbers are horrible!
I think we should just stop paying any attention to China’s fake numbers!
Sadly we are now getting our own real numbers.
It would have been much nicer, for us, to only have had to humor the Chinese.
But it has gone well past that point now.February 23, 2020 at 11:09 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle February 23 2020 #54297
Economics wants to be taken seriously, like science.
So an economist predicts China will see a 1% drop in economic activity!
And you want us to take you seriously?!
Wuhan, a city of well over 10 million people is 1% of China! Since the entire province of 58.5 million (or about 5%) is in total lockdown, 1% is just the starting point!
As a economist, surely you can do better than 1%! Try counting your fingers!February 23, 2020 at 10:52 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle February 23 2020 #54295
Dave Note:. Sadly you are 100% correct!
I have worked on large industrial fans that would put wood chippers to shame!February 23, 2020 at 10:30 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle February 23 2020 #54294
Doc Robinson:. Not sure how you came up with 9% death rate but it agrees with my rough rule of thumb.
My rough rule of thumb is:. We know about half of the 18% who catch the virus need serious medical intervention to survive. The other half of the 18% die. That means 9% will die.
We also know some of the cremators in Wuhan have stopped working due to over use! Since most of the people in Wuhan who need medical help are being denied help, the death rate could easily be closer to 18%. That would be up to 18,000 deaths per 100,000 infections!
Based upon Korea’s numbers, China likely has over 1,000,000 infected people or up to 180,000 dead. Not pretty.February 23, 2020 at 10:13 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle February 23 2020 #54291
Dave Note:. If there are any mice at the top of the ladder, I would agree it won’t end well! The cat has no worries!February 23, 2020 at 10:04 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle February 23 2020 #54290
Dr.D:. Yes, you got it 100% right! In Canada Trudope is the poster child!
Trudope has been too busy spending taxpayer’s money jetting around the world bribing 3rd world countries to vote him a seat on the UN security council to worry about the coronavirus!
Trudope can’t even get a handle on a small bunch of natives blockading railroads in Canada over a gas pipeline being built in BC, never mind find time to worry about a virus! Well over a 1,000 Canadians have been laid off so far as a result of Trudope not wanting to hurt protester’s feelings!
The local paper showed a carton with the parlament buildings with this “Hi everybody! I’m back from my UN Security Council Seat schmoozing world tour … Anything happen while I was away?”
They capture the mood very effectively of an immature leader who can’t deal with reality!February 23, 2020 at 3:00 am in reply to: Debt Rattle February 22 2020 #54249
Dave Note:. Sadly Xi may yet catch up to Mao in number of total deaths.February 23, 2020 at 2:30 am in reply to: Debt Rattle February 22 2020 #54247
Sinnycool:. Your exponential equation applied to Wuhan should post some really big numbers!February 23, 2020 at 2:26 am in reply to: Debt Rattle February 22 2020 #54246
Vietnamvet:. The fact is no society is prepared for the coronavirus!
Vietnam was one of the first countries to stop travel with China!
Guess the Vietnamese communist didn’t trust the Chinese communist!
They were right of course!
Russia has now closed their land borders too.February 23, 2020 at 2:20 am in reply to: Debt Rattle February 22 2020 #54245
Zerosum:. Imagine that! Generals afraid to venture outside their castles!February 23, 2020 at 2:13 am in reply to: Debt Rattle February 22 2020 #54244
Dr. D:. When it gets serious, governments have to lie!
For governments, every day is serious!February 22, 2020 at 1:16 am in reply to: Debt Rattle February 21 2020 #54199
I grew up during the cold war. We lived in northern Labrador/Quebec and we had a DEW radar station nearby. As a kid I remember a B-52 bomber coming in low over the town testing the DEW station’s radar readiness. Awesome sight!
So naturally we were raised to be afraid of the big bad Russians!
Later while working as a service engineer for a Milwaukee mining equipment manufacturer, I spent 6 months living and working in a Siberian coal mine in 1983.
Going to Siberia was like stepping back in time to maybe 1930s to 1940s!
The Russians were still using churn drills something we ditched before 1950! Bulldozers still used cable pulleys to raise and lower their blades! Russian mining equipment had availability well below 50%! 150 ton sized cranes could only lift 25 tons! Whole rows of Russian made mining trucks never moved because they didn’t work! They parked them so the CIA could count them!
To say I was shocked, is an understatement!
By living in Siberia I soon found that everyday consumer items were in short supply! Grocery store shelves were always bare! I remember some expanded cans of fish that nobody would touch!
One day, determined to buy something Russian, I bought a plastic thermos! Well that was quite the adventure! First nothing fitted together quite right! The cup at the top won’t thread on at all! The stopper at the top wouldn’t keep the liquid inside from leaking out if put on it’s side! Actually it was made so horribly that it was comical!
In Russia, quality was non-existent! I soon discovered that went for everything made in Russia including their mining equipment!
This was all due to the communist’s quota system! Everybody had a monthly quota to meet! If you were making shoes, and had no shoe laces, you shipped the shoes anyway to meet your end of month quota! So shoe boxes with 2 left shoes wasn’t uncommon. Did you buy them, hoping next month you would get 2 right shoes?
Bottom line is I realized the Russian communists could produce guns but no butter! So when I left Russia, I was no longer afraid of the big bad Russians!
First of all there are 2 Americans for every Russian! So how can these poor Russians be hiding behind every tree? How can they be responsible for everything happening in America? They simply can’t! They have enough of their own troubles to be bothered with America’s problems!
So now, whenever the deep state bring out the Russian bogeyman, I just laugh! Oh, look! A squirrel!February 21, 2020 at 10:22 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle February 21 2020 #54195
Zerosum:. Your comment reveals the shortage of test kits in Japan that we saw with the Diamond Princess.
This just seems hard to believe that nobody was doing anything! But government will save us!February 21, 2020 at 4:27 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle February 21 2020 #54183
Zerosum:. We know Japan was only able to test about 100 per day on the Diamond Princess.
So test kits are in short supply everywhere!February 21, 2020 at 4:20 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle February 21 2020 #54181
Judge Jackson’s behavior in sentancing Stone before reviewing his request for a new trial shows just how corrupt justice can be in Washington D.C.
She is the one who selected the politically tainted jury foreperson to lead the jury in Stone’s trial. She is the one who gagged Stone. She was the judge selected by insiders to try Manford and Stone. Out of 25 judges, what are the odds Jackson would get both? Next to zero! thanks o
As for rushing to sentence Stone, Jackson wanted to ensure Stone lost 3 basic legal rights, making it more difficult for Stone’s lawyers to defend him going forward.
Jackson, like Judge Sullivan for Flynn, ruled to minimize Stone’s legal rights.
Hardly the actions of a judge wanting to conduct a fair trial!February 21, 2020 at 4:00 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle February 21 2020 #54178
Raul:. These are the joker’s clearing the way for Hillary!
After a year of these crazy folks, Hillary looks positively sane!
But will crazy communist Bernie spoil the wicked witch’s evil plans?
Stay tuned for to next week’s episode as the DNC’s undemocratic world turns!February 20, 2020 at 4:17 am in reply to: Debt Rattle February 19 2020 #54116
Dr. D.:. Assuming anyone would ever let you serve on a jury, would you convict anyone charged with a crime backed up by FBI agents?February 20, 2020 at 4:11 am in reply to: Debt Rattle February 19 2020 #54114
Dave Note:. I have arranged for mini Mike to stand tall in the debates! I sent him a box to stand on! What else could I give a billionaire who has everything!February 20, 2020 at 4:11 am in reply to: Debt Rattle February 19 2020 #54115
Dave Note:. I have arranged for mini Mike to stand tall in the debates! I sent him a box to stand on! What else could I give a billionaire who has everything!February 20, 2020 at 4:08 am in reply to: Debt Rattle February 19 2020 #54113
I hope everybody has noticed that we are no longer hearing as much about the coronavirus as we were just a few days ago?
That is because China sent their top security person to Wuhan! Now we are no longer being annoyed by stories about people dying in Wuhan!
By next week we will have completely forgotten about the virus!February 20, 2020 at 4:03 am in reply to: Debt Rattle February 19 2020 #54112
Zerosum:. Just to add to your list of coronavirus opportunities if I may.
CFOs will be using this quarter to “throw in the kitchen sink” into their financial results to cover for all their previous skullduggery!February 18, 2020 at 9:51 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle February 18 2020 #54082
Bosco:. Well now you have gone and done it! I am not exactly sure what you have done, but whatever you have done, you need to stop it! Carry on as usual!
As near as I can figure mini Mike Bloomberg is running so he can do an end run around Democrat party rules on campaign financing. By running he can spend as much of his own money as he likes!
Now speaking of being liked, I can’t think of any voters mini Mike likes! He seems to dispise all the little people equally! And this from a little guy too!
Somehow I think mini Mike is just running interference for Hillary! He isn’t running the same way as all the other candidates are running! He is walking!
I think the DNC club has everything under control! I like how the DNC are running Nevada’s causcus over 3 days so they can count the votes more slowly while screwing Bernie again! Bernie doesn’t seem to mind!
After reading a bit more on the so called quarantine of the Diamond Princess, I can see many reasons why this quarantine helped spread the coronavirus instead of containing it! None of the ship’s crew were quarantined! They continued to share quarters and work together! Passengers in on balcony rooms continued to walk the decks everyday! Then there is the common air conditioning system! All of this ensured that the virus continued to spread! Oh well, live and learn the hard way!
The only way to stop the virus spread on this ship is to remove passengers and quarantine them in smaller groups spread out so that they are truly quarantined!
Yesterday, I finally learned the real reason why the Allies used over 1000 bombers to totally bomb and fire bomb the city of Dresden, which is located directly south of Berlin in south eastern Germany.
First, I had not realized that Dresden was so far east in Germany, thinking it was more in western Germany.
Once I had Dresden properly located, I then suddenly understood for the first time that the Allies were really sending a very strong message to Stalin and his advancing Red army! And the message wasn’t, keep up the good work boys!
It had nothing to do with what the people of Dresden had done in the war to deserve this! They just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time! I am sure the Russian army was quite shocked at the total destruction they saw when they first entered Dresden!
I also discovered a second reason the US dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. Again it had nothing to do with what those poor Japanese in those two hapless cities did!
Again, it was to send an even stronger message to Stalin and his armies then sweeping through Manchuria and Korea. Hence South Korea and the 38th parallel north! This time Stalin was shocked.
Would the victims of these 3 cities feel any better knowing the real reason why they had to die? Sadly, I suspect the opposite.February 18, 2020 at 2:28 am in reply to: Debt Rattle February 17 2020 #54053
Dave:. Guess I had better stock up on allergy pills! thanksFebruary 18, 2020 at 2:27 am in reply to: Debt Rattle February 17 2020 #54052
Dr. D:. To the best of my knowledge, in the 30 or so countries I have been in, nobody I ever met trusted their government!!!! That seems to be a universal truth!
I think one could safely extend that mistrust to world government organizations like the UN and WHO, and to the media too!February 17, 2020 at 2:01 am in reply to: Debt Rattle February 16 2020 #54021
Zerosum:. Yes, Basically one needs to avoid places with crowds especially tourist hot spots!
After seeing Hawaii’s response, all confidence is lost!February 17, 2020 at 1:52 am in reply to: Debt Rattle February 16 2020 #54020
Vietnam Vet:. I am afraid you are right! The virus can only be stopped by cancelling airline flights out of China. Next flights out of infected countries will have to be stopped. We are on an escalator up!
What really worries me are the lack of testing kits available and the need to test people repeatedly not once!
The so called airport screening efforts are a joke! They only catch the already sick not any of the carriers!February 16, 2020 at 12:34 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle February 16 2020 #54010
The reason AG Barr is letting all the deep state actors go Scot free is he is more concerned about protecting the corrupt DoJ and the FBI!
And the reason Barr has appointed an outside prosecutor for Flynn is deny Flynn his legal rights! This move severely restricts the legal room Flynn lawyer Sidney Powel has to defend Flynn. LThis move follows up upon what Judge Sullivan’s last ruling did to strip Flynn of more of his rights.
Flynn is now in a very bad position which is likely to get even worst!
Likely Flynn will now be charged with additional crimes to offset letting McCabe go Scot free. People are basically saying they were both charged with lying! By charging Flynn with some differently crimes then they can justify jailing Flynn.February 16, 2020 at 12:23 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle February 16 2020 #54009
I see you finally noticed that Japan hasn’t been able to test even a third of the people on the Diamond Princess!
It is only a matter of days before 355 climbs over 500!
Canada is finally removing passengers from the ship after the US shamed Trudope into action!
Trudope has been more concerned about winning a seat on the UN and travelling to Africa shelling out millions of Canadian taxpayer’s dollars than staying home dealing with domestic issues! A true communist!February 16, 2020 at 12:16 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle February 16 2020 #54008
Raul:. Notice how the DNC has cleverly positioned Bloomberg as the chosen one by simply floating a story about Bloomberg thinking about choosing Hillary as VP!
Bloomberg hasn’t even entered a single primary yet!
And Iowa has suddenly gone silent as if it never happened! Nice 100% media control!
Also notice that good old Bernie isn’t protesting at all! Trump is the only one pointing out that Bernie is being screwed again!
The DNC club is up to it’s usual non-democratic tricks!February 16, 2020 at 12:06 pm in reply to: Debt Rattle February 16 2020 #54007
Raul:. You really need to show a graph of the Diamond Princess’s coronavirus spread!
That will show what is really happening in Wuhan!
Going from 1 to 355 is some steep exponential!February 16, 2020 at 6:33 am in reply to: Debt Rattle February 15 2020 #53994
I stand corrected! There are now 355 people with the virus on ship not 278!February 16, 2020 at 4:29 am in reply to: Debt Rattle February 15 2020 #53992
North Korea is facing a major crisis due to the coronavirus!
The problem is their porus border with China!
Smuggling is rampant between the two countries!
Then there is North Korea’s weak population due to the constant lack of food.
Then there is North Korea’s inadequate medical system.
What a recipe for disaster!February 16, 2020 at 4:18 am in reply to: Debt Rattle February 15 2020 #53991
It is going to be very interesting to see what Japan and South Korea do about their guest Chinese workers.
Much of their agriculture produce depends heavily on imported Chinese labor much in the same way California depends upon Mexican labor.
Right now many of these Chinese laborers went back to China for the new year holiday but now are stranded in China by China’s no travel quarantine. Even if they can get back, will Japan or South Korea let them in?
I didn’t realize this but there are large numbers of Korean speaking Chinese along the North Korean border! These are the ones South Korea imports from China!February 16, 2020 at 4:06 am in reply to: Debt Rattle February 15 2020 #53990
Zerosum:. Yup, biological warfare! But I think the natives loss the battle but are winning the war by introducing tobacco to white men! Last count, tobacco is still killing tens of millions each year!
Score:. White men 1 million. Indians 1 billion and still counting!