(Don’t you just love the term?)
I invite you to read this—
“Florida alone, which has a population of about 22 million people, set a single-day record for coronavirus-related deaths for a third day in a row on Thursday, recording 253 new deaths and just under 10,000 new cases. Statewide, 6585 residents are now dead after contracting the virus.
By comparison, Australia, with a population of almost 25 million, recorded 14 deaths and 747 new cases by Thursday night, driven mostly by Victoria’s spike in infections. Friday’s numbers were lower with 649 new cases in Victoria and eight deaths. Overall, 196 people in Australia have died from the virus.”
—before you scamper back to something important. (It is of course, quite irrelevant anyway …)
USS BONHOMME RICHARD
I just do not know enough about the present mishap to comment.
All I can offer is a quote—
“How did this fire happen? The answer will emerge from the investigation that will surely follow, but the events onboard the Bonhomme Richard will raise questions in the minds of our Navy’s sailors, our allies, and our competitors as to whether the U.S. Navy is still fit to fight a war if a major capital vessel can catch fire and gut itself while tied to a pier at a major naval base in one of the nation’s largest modern cities. The Navy appears broken …”
Source: CLICK HERE
—and offer that there’s a huge difference between “a major capital vessel can catch fire and gut itself while tied to a pier at a major naval base in one of the nation’s largest modern cities” and a ship fully worked up and ready-for-anything out at sea.
So let’s all just get things into perspective, no?
Personally I think that scapegoats will be frantically sought (and found) and heads will roll — somebodies’ jobs will be on the line and the infighting* will get vicious. So:
So here’s a novel idea—
—without seek-and-ye-shall-finding a scapegoat or two … why not look to the facts of the matter, and address them, such that it doesn’t happen again?
THEM’S THE BREAKS
And (face it)—
—it was your call, no?
Before he died in hospital, a US man reportedly told nurses that he’d “made a mistake” by attending a “Covid-party”.
The 30-year-old man died at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, after becoming infected with Covid-19.
One might ask:
- Why did nice man attend his lovely “Covid-party”?
- Can there be any ’cause-and effect’ at work here?
But to ask would be to cast asparagus upon his intelligence, education, and environment. Tut!
buy now and it gets even more better—
In early July, a city councillor based in Alabama spoke out about university students throwing Covid-parties.
“They put money in a pot and they try to get Covid. Whoever gets Covid first gets the pot.
University … college … higher education? Tomorrow’s leaders? (Those that survive.) Perhaps it’s just an American thing; to each his own.
“Coronavirus cases are surging in the US, passing three million infections. And a key public health measure can no longer be used.
Coronavirus is spreading so rapidly in the southern United States that contact tracing is no longer possible, an expert says …”
from: the New Zealand Herald
Q: What, MisterArgus, would be YOUR solution for the Americans?
A: Sadly I don’t have one — but they do seem to be solving it for themselves, in their own way.
I think their problem may require a wee bit of the old Draconian touch … which would cause a powerful backlash, because Americans would fight to the death for their right to die.
Sadly : watch this space.
BUT I LIVE IN HOPE
that unlike Diogenes I may be successful—one day—in my search. For sense. In the young …
“Several college students in an Alabama city organised “COVID-19” parties as a contest to see who would get the virus first, officials said.
Tuscaloosa City Councilor Sonya McKinstry said students hosted the parties to intentionally infect each other with the new coronavirus, news outlets reported.
McKinstry said party organisers purposely invited guests who tested positive for COVID-19. She said the students put money in a pot and whoever got COVID first would get the cash …”
Some people deserve themselves and I have absolutely no objection—but I do feel for any ‘co-laterals’. As they say, made round to go ’round and sometimes folks not only get what they ask for, they reap what they sow.
Gods grant …
“When a white terrorist shot and killed nine black people during a Bible study on June 17, 2015, in Charleston, South Carolina, Barack Obama sang a moving rendition of “Amazing Grace” at the memorial service.”
Sourced Spiegel: CLICKETH HERE
Surely … surely studying God’s very own personal literary work should qualify them for His divine protections, no?
(horrors!) was it all part of His Great Plan? Hey, don’t ask me — I’m asking YOU.
And peacefully awaiting your answer*.
* But while I’m waiting, Nero
a lot of questions. (But they gotta be asked, no?)
I’m just a few paras in and brekkie calls. Some things are important, I’ll go now and face those fried eggs on cheese on toast and listen to the gunfire out there still clearly audible above the pelting of the pouring rain.
(Some folks will do anything for a chance to shoot at something that can’t shoot back …)
Now here’s a link to that ‘lot of words’. Use it wisely, even if in places you may find it a tweet offensive. A good spot here for a Rabbie Burns quote but I really can’t be bothered; as Captain Teach’s ghost says in the old Disney movie “Not now, Lad … our hearts is too full!”
Oh! Before I toddle off, here’s your source: CLICKME
I didn’t know that~!
(And I’ll bet you didn’t either~?)
Puts me in mind of a story I’ve never read and movie I’ve never seen—like when those horrible invading aliens clean up everything we mere humans try to defend ourselves with; but in the end succumb to our native Earthly bugs, germs, microbes, viruses and such.
Why it does I have no idea—perhaps it’s all the coffee …
THE DAMNED :
“In January, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a case that could result in states being required to use taxpayer money to fund religious education…”
To read from source: CLICKETH HERE
And don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Isn’t it (or would it not be) just marvellous to know that the monies YOU worked for were being
hijacke (oops) funnelled via your Government for ‘good works’? You will be funding churches and chapels and stuff instead of having the fruits of your labours fund your kids through college — ain’t that ever so sweet of you?
So via the orifices of God’s ministries I’m voting you a seat right next to Jesus at God’s table: it is a far far better thing you do, than anything you might ever have done.
(Democracy, though … she can’t be beat~!)
aka OF INTEREST(?)
“A bearded US Army soldier who worships Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is being permitted to keep his beard as part of the military’s effort to be more religiously accommodating.
In 2017, the Army decided to allow soldiers to wear a turban, beard or hijab for religious reasons. Initially, religious accommodation of facial hair in the Army seemed to be directed at Sikh service members (beards are a religious requirement for male Sikhs).
Now, however, it appears this new policy also permits adherents of the Norse pagan faith, also known as heathens, to keep their beards. Unlike Sikhs, Norse pagans are not required to wear beards as part of their faith, but facial hair is apparently encouraged.”
Read from source: CLICKETH HERETH
Well now …
“Mr Argus, Sir?”
“Yes, Little Virginia, sweet child?”
“Sir—wot’s that strange twirly racket filling the air?”
“I think, Child … it’s several millions of deceased US warriors spinning in their graves …“
So ol’ Sam is getting a wee bit desperate, is he? But let’s not knock it—them Vikings were a ferocious bunch, actually quite accomplished in many ways—and your God is whoever you make it.