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  • Lived Thread: Electoral Vote count

    01/06/2021 10:03:05 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 62 replies
    FREerepublic ^ | TODAY | Self
    Youtube live now.
  • What if Pence resigns???

    01/02/2021 4:30:29 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 75 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 1-2-21 | Sel1f
    According to the constitution the President of the Senate, vp Pence, presides over the electoral vote on January 6. But what if he resigns instead? Right then and there. There is no President of the Senate then. So what is the constitutional remedy and what do you suppose will happen?
  • To the CDC Masks Don't Matter

    09/01/2020 9:37:49 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 59 replies
    CDC.GOV ^ | Today | Self
    I was possibly exposed to COVID 19 over the weekend and was surprised to see this on the CDC Website: A couple of things: 1. Exposed means being closer than 6 feet to a KNOWN or suspected COVID carrier for at least 15 minutes. In that criteria isn't met then the CDC doesn't consider it exposure to COVID 19. But note the note: "Note: This is irrespective of whether the person with COVID-19 or the contact was wearing a mask or whether the contact was wearing respiratory personal protective equipment (PPE)" In other words WEARING mask doesn't matter. If you...
  • Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler to attend Wednesday night protest

    07/22/2020 4:49:26 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 62 replies ^ | 7-22-20 | John Tierney
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Mayor Ted Wheeler plans to stand on a downtown Portland street corner Wednesday night to talk with protesters and try to break the stalemate between demonstrators and police that has stretched on for nearly eight weeks. Wheeler plans to meet with protesters at the corner of SW 3rd and Morrison near the Multnomah County Justice Center at 9 p.m., according to his office. 00:37 / 00:39 Portland Police Struggle To Maintain Order After Weeks Of Nightly Civil Unrest FEATURED BY The Justice Center and the federal courthouse one block to the north have both been hot spots...
  • George Floyd and Proning

    07/20/2020 3:29:57 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 94 replies ^ | Today | Self
    Those who believe that George Floyd was "killed" by the cops need to understand something. I found this little tidbit while looking up some COVID stats:This Article explains how a technique called "proning" is helping COVID patients with their breathing problems. What it is? It's simply putting a person on their stomach and turning their head to the side. In this way it allows them to breathe easier. From the article:Why does proning work? Flipping a patient on their stomach helps respiration because “oxygenation (getting more oxygen into the blood) is easier in the prone position," says Dr. Stewart. It's...
  • Economy Panic

    03/30/2020 8:08:30 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 222 replies
    vanity | Today | Self
    Have you noticed something? There are a growing number of Americans who are in a panic about the economy. Cries of "the economy will never recover if we're shut down too much longer" abound. Wails about "this will be worse than the great depression if it continues" are flooding social media. This is despite President Trump's pronouncements that our economy will rebound quickly. President Trump believes that there is pent up demand that will explode once restrictions are lifted. At least with the corona virus there was good reason to be concerned. It has ripped through other countries causing every...
  • Prez Trump Coronavirus Presser - 3-22-20

    03/22/2020 1:47:47 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 391 replies
    The White House ^ | 3-22-20 | White House
    Press briefing for 3-22-20. Supposed to start at 3:30 but has late start. Right Side Broadcasting
  • Italy Hospital Video Shows What Will Happen Here if We Ignore Prez Trump

    03/20/2020 11:05:47 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 82 replies
    Sky News Youtube Video ^ | Today | skynews
    Sky News did a report on the most modern hospital in Europe located in Italy. It's titled The shocking centre of the COVID-19 crisis The video is heartbreaking. This WILL happen here IF we don't follow the guidance of President Trump and his team on coronavirus.
  • Get Your Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready (CDC Recommends against it)

    03/15/2020 3:51:48 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 46 replies
    CDC ^ | 3/15/20 | CDC
    Guidance as of 3/15/2020 Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals. Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist...
  • Live Thread - Prez Trump Presser (Corona) 3 PM EDT

    03/13/2020 11:41:33 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 768 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | Today | Self
    Live thread...Prez Trump Presser 3/13/20 Link:
  • Managing the Virus - Rush and President Trump are Excelling.

    03/13/2020 10:31:00 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 51 replies ^ | Today | Self
    Let's face it. No matter what the President does about the Corona virus the Democrats and their "news" lackeys are not going to be positive about it. Something has been puzzling me though about this response. He seems to be schizophrenic about it. In his news conferences and whenever his corona team presents information they are straight forward with the danger and potential impact on the virus. For weeks President Trump has said that nothing is off the table when it comes to meeting the challenge. And yet for quite a while he seemed to be minimizing the threat via...
  • With Our Actions We Influence the Life and Death of Many People (coronavirus)

    03/10/2020 7:56:16 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 12 replies
    L'Eco Di Bergamo ^ | 3/8/2020 | Daniele Macchini
    With a long post on Facebook Dr. Daniele Macchini, a doctor from Humanitas Gavazzeni, talks about his life on the front lines to combat coronavirus. It is a creepy testimony, to be read from the first to the last line. Here is the post In one of the constant emails that I receive from my health management on a more than daily basis now these days, there was also a paragraph entitled "doing social responsibly", with some recommendations that can only be supported. After thinking for a long time if and what to write about what is happening to...
  • The Frozen Calm of Normalcy Bias

    03/03/2020 7:20:23 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 54 replies ^ | 5-2-13 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    When disaster strikes, some people lose their heads, some people become cool and effective, but by far most people act as if they've suddenly forgotten the disaster. They behave in surprisingly mundane ways, right up until it's too late. Around the world, researchers are wondering how to combat normalcy bias. If you spend the beginning of your flights staring in disbelief at the cabin crew gesturing towards the emergency exits and asking you to look at them and think about walking to them in an emergency, you may be surprised that doing exactly that has saved one person. When two...
  • Govt. announces income compensation plan (Japan, Coronavirus)

    03/02/2020 12:39:23 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 3 replies
    NHK World - Japan News ^ | 3-2-2020 | NHK World-Japan
    Japan's government says it will pay up to about 80 dollars per person per day to businesses as income compensation for parents taking leave from work in response to temporary school closures that began nationwide. The health and labor ministry on Monday revealed the details of a new subsidy system as the government strives to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. The ministry will pay the subsidy of up to 8,330 yen per person per day to businesses if their employees take paid leave to take care of their children due to school closures. It'll also offer stipend in...
  • Why are Governments Trying To Stop Corona virus?

    03/01/2020 11:02:59 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 96 replies
    vanity | Today | Self
    There seems to be quite a few opinions about COVID 19, or the corona virus. Some say it's not a threat...that it's no worse than the flu or the common cold. Others think that it may be the end of civilization as we know it. What is the truth? Let's look at one truth first. The truth is that governments all over the world are taking it very seriously. As President Trump has pointed out he banned travel to and from the affected regions of China long before anybody thought it was prudent. Early on he also instituted mass quarantines...
  • Corona No Worse Than Flu? ANSWER this question then.(Vanity)

    02/28/2020 10:14:01 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 32 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | Today | Self
    There seems to be a belief that the Corona virus is "no worse" than the flu. Or that the flu is MORE deadly. Or that the flu has killed more so therefore the corona virus is overhyped. If you think that's true then answer this simple question: Why have the governments of ALL countries affected taken extreme steps to stop it's spread? Why did the US ban flights from China? Why is Italy cutting off entire towns to stop its spread? Why did Japan close all schools for a month? Why has Israel essentially shut down travel? Understand that countries...
  • Newly diagnosed coronavirus patient being treated at UC Davis Medical Center

    02/26/2020 6:24:22 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 112 replies
    Davis Enterprise ^ | 2-26-20 | Anne Ternus-Bellamy
    The UC Davis Medical Center is treating a patient who may be the first person in the country to have contracted the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from community exposure. The California Department of Public Health reported Wednesday the individual is a resident of Solano County who had no known exposure to the virus through travel or close contact with a known infected individual. An email sent out Wednesday by two UC Davis officials said the patient arrived at the medical center in Sacramento last Wednesday but was only tested for the virus on Sunday despite a request made by med center...
  • Only 6515 Died from Flu in 2017

    02/26/2020 9:03:53 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 54 replies
    The CDC reports that only 6515 people in the United States died from Influenza. Another chart contained in the pdf here: shows that 55,000 died from influenza AND pneumonia. So I'm assuming out of that 6515 is flu and the rest in pneumonia. The flu can certainly lead to pneumonia which is why they may be grouped together. But not all pneumonia comes from the flu. Question: Is the corona virus more likely or less likely to lead to pneumonia?
  • Trump - Latest Twitter on Corona

    02/25/2020 6:57:11 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 65 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/25/20 | Trump
    25m CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus, including the very early closing of our borders to certain areas of the world. It was opposed by the Dems, “too soon”, but turned out to be the correct decision. No matter how well we do, however, the..... ....Democrats talking point is that we are doing badly. If the virus disappeared tomorrow, they would say we did a really poor, and even incompetent, job. Not fair, but it is what it is. So far, by the way, we have not had one death. Let’s keep it that...
  • Rush is WRONG- Death Rate Flu vs. Corona Virus

    02/25/2020 10:49:58 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 235 replies
    vanity | 2/25/20 | Self
    I love Rush but he has stated several time today that the death rate of Corona virus is LESS than the death rate of influenza. This is just flat out wrong. From the CDC website Mortality rate of influenza: Deaths per 100,000 population: 2. So the CDC says that for every 100,000 people that get the flu, 2 of them will die from it. What is the mortality rate percentage?: 2 (the number of deaths) divided by 100,000 = .00002, or .002%. The estimated mortality rate of corona (which he is basing on the number out of China = 2-3%....