so the goververnment needs revenue and we are all desperate for income. So? Do you fancy a quick flight?
“That disembarkment ruined everything I’ve been doing for the last two months. The whole thing flew out the window …”
So don’t ask me—I’m just a dog. Go ask a people … actually, you don’t need ask ’em, just watch ’em. Observe, and as the famous Pogo said, in words to the effect:
“We have met the enemy,
And he is us …”
In the meantime: the beat goes on, the beat goes onnnnnnn* …
* Sonny & Cher number, from a few years back.
in what you choose to believe—such as your own eyes? Or, perhaps, cameragraphical interpretations of “own eyes” … to better illustrate a point being made, or even a wishful lesson:
—as in the shot above, published this morning. It appears to be a ‘crowded’ bridge. Familiar (as a home user) with my camera I venture that the above might actually be a relatively uncluttered bridge, completely UNcrowded with lawful people cheerily complying with current ‘social distancing’ laws.
Would the media tell us porkies? Your call … but as amateur as I am, even I could turn an avenue of widely spaced trees into a semi-forest bordering a crowded road. You could too, so take this as a challenge to get out there and do so. It would be interesting to see.
Take care out there~!
—YOU 2nd CLASS WIMP.
—with that face behind … it has to be official!
So now we know …
So I still got me title, then~!
WHAT YOU WILL
“Prato’s Chinese community, built originally around the textile industry, went into lockdown from the end of January, three weeks before Italy’s first recorded infection.
Many were returning from new year holidays in China, the then epicentre.
They knew what was coming and spread the word: stay home.
So as Italians headed to the ski slopes and crowded into cafes and bars as normal, the Chinese inhabitants of Prato had seemingly disappeared. Its streets, still festooned with Chinese New Year decorations, were semi-deserted, shops shuttered.
There is some anecdotal evidence that Chinese people elsewhere in Italy took similar precautions, though national data on infection rates among the community is unavailable. The health ministry did not respond to an email seeking comment.”
The article from the NZ newspaper (online) The Otago Daily Times raises a few questions but I shan’t go down that track; I’ve posted here simply for interest. Make of it what you will.
WHY I’M MORE THAN A LITTLE CONCERNED:
“There is nothing new about the sudden enthusiasm for aggressive government intervention during a health crisis. Throughout history, pandemics have led to an expansion of the power of the state. As the Black Death spread across Europe in 1348, the authorities in Venice closed the city’s port to vessels coming from plague-infested areas and forced all travelers into 30 days of isolation, which eventually became 40 days; hence the word quarantine. A couple of centuries later, William Cecil, the chief minister to Queen Elizabeth I, battled the plague in England with a law that allowed authorities to shut the sick in their houses for six weeks. A few years later, the Plague Act of 1604 made criticizing these and other measures illegal.”
Sourced from: CLICK HERE
Now look again at the final sentence in that quote. And think about it. Good luck.
Where’s Patrick Henry when you think
you might need him?
duuuuuhhhh … this means
The below Corona stuff came in with an e-mail. Unfortunately it somehow seems copy-protected against my antique computers, so here ’tis as screenshots instead. Make of it wot we may—
My apologies to anyone who may be a bit miffed but it seems too good not to spread around with mad rapturous abandonment.
And as always on my blog: