The New Normal

I recently noticed the subtle changes around my home because of the New Normal.

When I come home this is where I put my keys and Masks I use during the week.  I have other masks for around the house.

I went outside to try and see the Blue Angels safely.  Alas, I wasn’t in the flight path so sadness.  Gloves and masks rule the day.  Someone please explain this to VP Mike Pence who hates Americans and only cares that he can get a Covid19 test when ever he wants.  American citizen do not have such luxuries.  Insert eye roll here!

 

 

Interesting Flashback and the New Normal

So I was reading over my blog post from 1/2/20 about the Roaring 20’s.  What struck me first reading it was “Did Karma just say Hold my Beer?”.  Yet, here we are.

The President yesterday suggested a possible treatment for Covid-19 might be to inject disinfectants under the skin or standing in hot sunlight.

The MAGA protestors who want “control over their own bodies” (The Irony is lost on them) think that the Scientist are liars and believe only what Trump and Fox News feeds them.  In short they think this is all a hoax.  As of today, more than 50,000 dead Americans would disagree with the uneducated sheep.

This is how I shop now.  Gloved, Masked and 20 at a time.  Then I get to disinfect my groceries when I get home.  This is all right before I get into the shower and have a good “Silkwood” scrub down.

I believe in science and common sense.  I hope you too!

Sheltering-in-Place Activities

I thought I would have so much more time to read during Shelter-in-Place.  It turns out not so much.  All those projects I was ignoring (like the crap piled on the Dining room table) apparently were taunting me to finished them.  So I’ve been doing those things.

Really, I would prefer to read instead!

I was also doing photo shoots with my action figures, HA HA HA!

COVID-19 and the New Normal

Life will never be the same again.  Anyone who thinks that is a fool.  It was through our own arrogance that the pandemic we saw coming seemingly, to some, has obliterated our lives.  We thought America was too strong and noble to be a victim of this deadly plague sweeping across the globe.  We are foolish and now pay the price for being so.

Stay home as much as you can.  Protect yourselves with upgraded hygiene, masks and other protective measures.  If you have to work or better put,  are allowed to work then take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones.  For all those morons listening to their wealthy pastors telling them they need to come to church.  God….is everywhere.  One does not need to go to a structure for worship.  That little concept was made to ensure God became a business model.

Be safe people.  Don’t be stupid.  If you are stupid then your tombstone should reflect that stupidity when you die.  Only by being less selfish and more responsible can Americans survive this pandemic.  But alas, that has always been a character flaw with Americans and especially our sitting President.  Selflessness is a weakness and responsibility means finding someone to blame 😦  We are all responsible for the health and well being of our community.  My point is…don’t be a dick!

 

Weird Winter

So this winter has seen very little or no snow in my neighborhood.  It has been cold but those cold snaps always come in after the rain has left the area.  In some ways this is a good thing.  No shoveling so far but in other ways it’s kind of bummer.  No snow days from work.  No playing in the snow with the dogs.

No beautiful Snow pictures 😦

Today it will reach a high of 60 degrees…in February.  I’m not complaining that my heating bill isn’t enormous but I miss the fluffy white stuff.  Probably mostly for the pictures, lol.

75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

Every year on this day I think of Kazimierz Smolen.  He is hero to many.  I will always remember him and keep his hope alive that one day places like Auschwitz would never exist again.

The Survivors of one of histories greatest atrocity are becoming fewer.  What they want you all to know is what happened 75+ years ago is not okay.  It’s not okay that it is still happening and that people who could stop it have nothing but apathy.

Keep the message of Mr. Smolen alive!

The Roaring 20’s?

I’ve been extremely agitated by the random news stories about the Economy.  If we are to believe the Government, it’s all sunshine and rainbows.  Nothing to worry about and nothing to see here.  The Fed just dropped another almost $57 Billion dollars into the market.  They’ve been doing this throughout 2019.  If the markets and economy was really so strong, why the infusion of wealth into them?

This from Goldman Sachs 2020:
“Overall, the changes underlying the Great Moderation appear intact, and we see the economy as structurally less recession-prone today,” Goldman economists Jan Hatzius and David Mericle.

 

Just before the Great Depression 1929:
“Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau”… Yale Economist Irving Fisher, October 16th 1929.

 

Then today I read an article that Goldman Sachs believes our Economy is recession proof.  That’s the sort of thing we heard back in 2008 “banks are too big too fail”.  The Revenues from Taxation in America are at an all time low.  We are still in an 18 year war with two fronts, 3 if you include Syria.  Unemployment levels are about to become a problem.  Though at record lows that leads to this thought:  What happens when there aren’t enough people working to fuel the Economy?  It will happen.  It’s common sense really.  The Boomer Generation is aging out of the work force.  The Millennial Generation doesn’t have enough people to take care of the aging Boomers.  We are lop-sided.

Not to worry though, America is doing great…on the surface.

Peace In 2020

My wish for 2020 is that the Greedy stop destroying our planet.  That the poor and misused peoples of the world see comfort and peace.  That the Children of the world sound their voices in massive protest against the greed and corruption that have made their future a cesspool of violence and destruction.

May 2020 bring Peace and stability to the peoples of the world.