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““We are not prepared today,” warned one critic of Sen. Susan Collins referring to her vote when the swine flu emerged. “Let’s hope we don’t need to be.” I am sure Cassandra would have fully agreed. She spoke truly but it didn’t save the situation for people concerned.

The US was long riding the tailwind of her past. Capital, capital capital was all that mattered. What is wrong with it?

“Andrew Carnegie the Steel magnate and Philanthropist was once asked which he considered the most important factor in Industry, labour, capital or brains, replied: “Which is the most important leg of a three legged stool?” While discussing progress of modern man we may ask which takes precedence: Individual, Nation or Wealth?

Individual is the least divisible living component in the make up of a nation. Nation in fact is his creature. It is also a lie in real time of history since borders of nations have been rolled back and forth since settled time of human population. Balkanization in fact demonstrates how national identity can be played with and wars have often showed the kind of mischief a ‘national card’ is able to do.(Selected from the New Millennium)”

Pandemics just showed what a lie it was to gamble on a single card of wealth. There is only one life and wealth is only in health of people. Did GOP play politics with the present debacle or made worse?

Here is March 19,2020 report in The Daily Beast:

For Maine Sen. Susan Collins,, a lifelong Republican who believes in limited government, funding for pandemic flu preparations didn’t belong in the Obama administration’s economic stimulus plan. She lobbied hard to kill the money, and as one of only three Senate Republicans supporting the package, she had a lot of leverage with an administration desperate to show bipartisan support in a global economic crisis.

President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 in February of that year. Two months later, in April, as a new influenza outbreak, H1N1, known as swine flu, got underway, Democrat David Obey, who chaired the House Appropriations committee at the time took Collins to task:

“Whether or not this influenza strain turns out to have pandemic potential, sooner or later some strain will. We are not prepared today. Let’s hope we don’t need to be.”

Where is the stockpile signed into a bill by Bill Clinton?  Only in name Not even a PPE!

benny

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Rule #1 Corona virus is no respecter of persons, their race color or belief. Social distancing and best known hygiene practices help.

For this reason opening nations despite of knowing possible mortality rates is playing into Covid-19. There can only be one winner in this unequal battle. Is it worth opening shops or beaches while virus are filling in crevices of street furniture, cracks on  the side walks? These virus do not live long on surfaces but continuous stream of pedestrians are keeping a continuous trail alive and are spreading. These pedestrians in their wake are leaving the virus  spread as well in all directions.

Rule#2 In a land of Covid- 19 play by the rules of the virus. No other way.

Rule #3  Tracking testing and prevention by a vaccine is the way a nation can win the battle. The virus has already mutated; if so why not genetically alter its ability to sow death on humans and animals?

Rule #4 When nations have ceased to advance scientifically they have lost their moral authority to be preserver of life forms on the earth. Man has lost it because of many mutations he himself have underwent in two millennium. His total preoccupation with generating wealth has skewed his balance. It is evident in the manner he set off weird climate and set off many species into list of extinct animals.

In terms of calamities no things have set right them. But people have. For instance,FDR showed he was a great President in the early 30s. It was one way the US proved their leadership. What do we see now?

Benny

 

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The current Corona pandemics has once again brought American ire against China. US is certain that the China is the source of all the Pandemic fiasco. This reminds me of the the wolf who picked a quarrel with Wu Hu, the Lamb.  The wolf startled a lamb drinking from a stream. He said in an unfriendly voice. “Didn’t you start this pandemic?

“No I did not” Wu Hu said, ” You tell me what is this Pandemic ?

Wolf tried to explain what Corona was. “It is like Flue, It is a sneeze, a sniffle a gunk,” The wolf spluttered and all his cofefe in his word book were exhausted. He  snapped, “It is virus.”.

“I don’t get it, Mr. Wolf” Wu Hu said still perplexed. At this the wolf got hopping mad. In a rage he shrieked, “That is the problem. You set the Yellow peril going round the world, and you don’t take the blame for your negligence.”

“I am going to make you pay, real bad” The wolf said. “Dollars, Trillions of it,” He added.

“That is  the only way I shall be satisfied.” The wolf said in the end.

“But that will be against all international obligations !’ Wu Hu was aghast, “You will be seen as the most obnoxious wolf by all animals. High crime!”Wu Hu was certain.

The wolf let out a mighty laugh, “Me a criminal? It is fake news if I have my way.”

Now the President of the US is planning to make China pay up for Corona pandemics. Against this background here is some fact:”

China has steadily accumulated U.S. Treasury securities over the last few decades. As of December 2019, the Asian nation owns $1.07 trillion, or about 5%, of the $23 trillion U.S. national debt, which is more than any other foreign country.

Which way the wind is blowing, the reader may guess. If the world were a bowl of jelly! Blow Blow, Blow!

Benny

 

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Smithfield South Dakota

Stays open for pork come home

Ah-tchoo! all fall down!

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I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear,
Those of mechanics, each one singing his from rust belt

Squeaky,- oh need some oil
The carpenter singing, his thumb is,- oh it hurts!

Sawed neat between his plank or beam,
The mason singing his as he makes ready for john, all gravel must out

That is a bloody work for sure!
The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat, quarantine makes

Even a hardy Captain lurch like a deckhand, corona virus got him

Yes sirree! singing is more a caterwaul!
The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench, Nike simply laid him off

And he wallows among his lasts and discarded rubber soles

There is a pandemic blowing across the land
The delicious singing of the mother, or of the young wife at work,

Or of the girl sewing or washing,
Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else,
The day what belongs to the day—at night the party of young fellows, robust, friendly,
Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs

Long stilled when the Mighty dollar sounded his trumpet:

Put a nickel and the jukebox will sing for any idiot

Who is hooded and his heart has a lynching song.

Blue collar worker and white collar workers alike

Have had change of heart

New you hear is no more the same: Corona virus got them all

A song is no song if heart has stopped beating for your brother

Come black, come yellow the white is black and black is white

When the dollar drew blood and what poured out is now a pandemic.

I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear,
Those of mechanics, sharecroppers busboys and janitors

Each one singing his from heart is lost In the howling

Winds of unrest.

benny

 

 

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Background:

A 22-year-old man has pleaded guilty to intentionally setting fire to three African-American churches in the US state of Louisiana./Holden Matthews, 22, admitted to starting the fires to raise his profile as a “black metal” musician, prosecutors said./ He burned three Baptist churches in the Opelousas area over 10 days beginning in late March 2019-BBC news

Black metal unplugged

sent Holden raise his profile:

Burn burn burn baby!

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Boeing, Phew! Boeing

For a few cents in profit

Made Screamliner Max

Benny

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When star Wormwood* fell:

Bald eagle’s Space war took its toll

One third gone with it.

Benny

*And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter(Re.8:11).

 

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Global warming takes

Race war new level: new black

is orange alt-right.

Benny

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9 Day 4

 

Man makes law and when it has a backing it becomes law of the land. Man feels a need to pursue a course of action in which his strength derives from numbers. Has truth anything to do with it?

A US Senator has blocked a resolution to formally recognise the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One as genocide. It passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 405 to 11 in October 2019. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said lawmakers should not “sugar-coat history or try to rewrite it”.

The resolution needed to be approved by both houses of Congress and then be signed by the president in order to be a law. Law can ignore the past as in the above case. But is it the truth?

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