Who’s Side Are They On?


From here,

The women of President Barack Obama’s White House saw themselves as a team among themselves. There was a regular dinner of female Obama senior officials where they discussed issues specific to being women working at senior levels in the administration.

I see.  This makes me suspicious.
Alyssa Mastromonaco, deputy chief of staff, said the purpose of the dinners was “to support one another through the gender imbalance in the West Wing.” The senior staff women even had a gender-specific name for themselves: “the Vagiants.”
I see.  I wish that they would cunt that kind of thing out.  So what about this gender imbalance?  Was it really a problem?  Didn’t people act professional.  If they are senior women, they are probably past the time when they get hit upon.
This gynocentric self-designation was off-putting to some of the pro-Obama but less senior aides not in the Vagiant club.
OK the, some younger women were not part of the club.  The in group / out group thing it would seem.  Perhaps it was like it was in high-school.
As Obama stenographer Beck Dorey-Stein wrote: “Why does ‘Vagiant’ make me feel bad. … I wouldn’t especially love it if the men in the West Wing nicknamed themselves the 10-Inch Senior Staffs.”
Well, at least that would have been more clever.  But she has a point.  These women are singling themselves out.  Are they part of the larger team?
The Vagiants also appeared to have certain privileges not granted to other aides. As Dorey-Stein observed, with more than a touch of envy regarding their leave to wear brighter colors than lower-level White House aides could, “Only the Vagiants can wear any shade from the J. Crew catalog.”
OMG, the horror.   I suppose that rank has its privileges.
The “Vagiants” joined together in an alliance to advance the ideas of women in the administration. The tactic they adopted was named “amplification.” It called for the women to echo the views of other women, and specifically, to agree with comments other female aides made in meetings.
So they are operating as a team within a team, with their own hidden agenda.  As a fella, this is off-putting.  Fellas can be inclined to operate as team, these women don’t seem to be as such.
The Obama women would also occasionally pursue gender-specific crusades, often to the confusion of the men with whom they worked.  
Once again, the word is team.  Or at least it should be.
When a New York Times article noted that Mastromonaco had long managed Obama’s “logistical and travel arrangements” and described her quite senior position of deputy chief of staff as “responsible for overseeing scheduling, personnel and much more,” she interpreted it as a gender-based slight. Mastromonaco was extremely unhappy with the article. By her admission, she “went apes—”
Well, somebody has to do it.  She was the one assigned.  But the role is not what she wants to be seen as.  Embarrassing.

Mastromonaco’s reaction to the perceived slight did not fit into the “no drama Obama” ethic. When she received the offending article in a group email that went to the entire White House senior staff, she “replied-all with a very cutting, infuriated response.” White House counsel Kathy Ruemmler “amplified” via reply-all as well, echoing Mastromonaco’s concerns. Mastromonaco was still angry, but she thought that was the end of the matter: “I was fuming but I didn’t think it was a big deal.”

The next day, Obama summoned her to his office. She was not sure why — the White House deputy chief of staff is typically in regular contact with the president, on a wide-ranging set of issues. Obama greeted her with, “So, I hear you sent quite an email.” Mastromonaco was surprised by this and “started going over that distribution list in my head to figure out who had narc’d on me,” with a thought toward who “deserves another irrational email.” Obama sensed what she was thinking and cut off that train of thought, saying, “It doesn’t matter who came to talk to me.” He then scolded her a bit over the email, telling her that “I could not send emails like that because they—I am paraphrasing—freak everyone out.”

So we have big drama over what was perceived as a slight in a newspaper article.  She is senior staff.  She should not be acting this way.  But she and her other club members have their own agenda, so I suppose it is all justified in their eyes.

Let us return to the original problem.  We have women who advancing the female agenda, not the overall agenda.  Compare Captain America and Terminator II.  We have women presented as strong in both.  Sarah Connor was working to the overall goal of saving all of humanity.   Whats-her-name in Captain America was concerned with advancing the female agenda (though they pretended otherwise).   Which character is the memorable one?   From a guy’s perspective, the answer is easy.   Maybe the women have different ideas.

Exit question — are women in executive positions always drama?

Posted in FarmBoy, Feminism, Politics, Trainwreck
138 comments on “Who’s Side Are They On?
  1. whiteguy1 says:

    For those of you do, prayers would be appreciated. Mediation is tomorrow, hopefully the mediator and Crazy’s attorney can get her to see reason, at least for a few hours.

    Already know CS is going to be $1900 a month for the next 3.5 yrs!

    She still doesn’t have a job, after being floated by me for 8 months. Reality is going to be hitting good and hard. tomorrow.

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  2. h0neyc0mb says:

    Exit question — are women in executive positions always drama?

    Is water wet .. Does a bear eat in the woods .. Does a squirrel have a climbing gear .. ?

    Is a 40 pound Robin (ie the bird) fat?

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  3. RichardP says:

    So we have big drama over what was perceived as a slight in a newspaper article.

    Depends on your perspective. The linked article lists all of the things that the newspaper article says she did. Yes, she did them. Her gripe was that, if she were a man, they would have simply said that she ran the White House.

    For “identical” work, two different descriptions of your role, based on your sex. She was protesting that.

    In the previous couple of threads we’ve had some comments to the effect that stupid people don’t know that they are stupid. I think a more useful phrase would be along the lines of people who are unaware don’t know / can’t know that they are unaware.

    So – in this instance – we have a female senior aide to the President who thinks that she runs the White House just as a male would. Equal work and all. It seems she doesn’t get that a male would actually run the White House. The female seems to be more engaged in forming consensus among the other females and all else that the article documents. She seems unaware of that difference in how males and females operate when “running” things.

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  4. Cheque d'Out says:

    It’s not easy being a marketing icon

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  5. Cheque d'Out says:

    And Best of Luck to White Guy, will be thinking of you in these trying times.

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  6. Cheque d'Out says:

    Hopefully they suffocated before reaching the furnace

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  7. SFC Ton says:

    Women are always drama unless you are breaking that pussy 4-5 times a week.

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  8. Farm Boy says:

    “All of the new Democrats that came in put Nancy Pelosi in charge and gave the Congress the ability to control this president, I bough—got them,“ Bloomberg said.

    Yep. Bloomberg got that close to saying he’d bought the 2018 election for the Democrats. You want oligarchy? You got oligarchy

    https://nypost.com/2020/02/25/bernie-biden-cbs-everyone-lost-at-this-weeks-democratic-debate/

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  9. Ironhorse says:

    My ex intentionally unemployed herself for two years before the divorce, in an attempt to get more alimony from me.

    I had to hire an employment specialist to give her a battery of tests and to do research into the types of jobs that she was qualified for and the salary for each.

    I also had to hire her to testify at trial ( yes, we went to trial for a day and half in front of a judge).

    At the end, the judge imputed a $30,000 salary annually for my ex. It cost me money to hire the employment specialist, but in the long run it saved me more money.

    My ex had a job two weeks after the trial was over…

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  10. BuenaVista says:

    Say a person “does favors” for senior government officials for 30 years. Does that make him James Bond? No, it makes him a mule.

    Say a person starts a company, post-retirement, for some OGA (Other Government Agency). Does that make him Elon Musk? No, it makes him a blunt instrument used to bludgeon and circumvent an ossified, hostile bureaucracy that doesn’t know the difference between a Gaussian distribution of risk and a fat tail catastrophic distribution of risk. (Doesn’t know the difference between addition and multiplication.)

    Say a female handles travel arrangements for the most powerful human in the solar system. Does that make her George Marshall or Allan Dulles? A de facto Secretary of State? Hmm. Hard to say, eh?

    Nyet, nyet, nyet.

    This Mastromonaco lost her mind because she thinks that her 15 minutes of NYTimes attention paints her as a glorified executive secretary, errr, I mean, Administrative Assistant. Which she was. While wearing #stunningandbrave colors from a suburban, middle brow shopping mall company called J.Crew.

    (When was the last time you heard a man blow his stack because the office uniform is bland, baggy sack suits from Brooks Brothers. A) They don’t. B) Men prefer simplicity in dress and consider an office uniform as a blessing.)

    One of the #BraveColor females, Marie Harf (‘arf ‘arf ‘arf), is now a #BraveColor talking babe on Fox. Mrs. Smith had to work with her and attended those empowering dinners when she was in the country.

    Mastromonaco was, simply, a scheduler for a powerful man. This could not stand. I don’t know, but I’ll bet, she’s changed jobs twice in three years since The Great Awakening — because she’s insufferably self-important and actually doesn’t know how to do anything other than be someone’s executive secretary, which designation she despises.

    ***

    I was conversing, happily, with Mr. Jim Beam yesterday over lunch. A farmer friend arrived and we were shooting the shit. His daughter, he relayed, is the AA (exec secretary) to two oncologists at Mayo. Just two. She handles everything of a scheduling, logistics and D) All of the above for two guys. I snorted and said, “Your daughter is making six figures and will for life.” And he said, “That’s right.”

    People who don’t understand the value of labor, the Christian notion of all labor being a vocational calling blessed by God, should just stay home and yell at their TVs. To work, and to value the labor of others, whether or not they have cowshit on their boots, is a privilege.

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  11. BuenaVista says:

    Trump, in his remarks on coronavirus, is playing with fire by doing addition, not multiplication. (Russia, per usual, has better mathematicians advising their national response.) Taleb is teaching a risk course this week and the mathematical illiteracy of chattering people is on full display. His brief summary of the risks at hand, which I quoted two weeks ago, has been validated already.

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  12. BuenaVista says:

    I wish I could restart adulthood and mebbe run one of these little ships, now New and Improved! with VTOL F-35s. It’s got to be a blast running around the world in one.

    https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/navys-new-amphibious-assault-ship-now-rocking-f-35-stealth-fighters-125991

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  13. Cheque d'Out says:

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  14. Liz says:

    Another soldier has been diagnosed in the ROK with the wu.
    That makes 12.
    I know someone living in the ROK (former military).
    A couple of weeks back, he was talking to someone about new paradigms like no handshakes and “don’t touch my shìt”.
    He said the guy “smart assedly” whipped out the old Wolfram Mathematica and preceded to make beautiful graphs of the world population and explain his chances of catching the WuFlu.

    Now the smart ass is on standby and quarantine…just got tested because he came in direct contact with someone who has it.

    Guy says he doesn’t want his friend to catch it, obviously, but If he does:
    “I’m going to put an arrow on the trivial-but-nonzero end of the graph and say, “You are here.”

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  15. BuenaVista says:

    The wise guy in quarantine is thinking of a normal distribution (addition). This is very useful to whomever in Wuhan decided to seed this viral weapon.

    As Taleb notes, in two weeks acknowledged infections have moved from 1K to 79K. The 79K “report” is obviously a lie, because 750 million humans in China are in lockdown. But let’s use the acknowledged 1->79 rate of growth in 14 days. Now add 30 days.

    And we see it’s time to lay in the nonperishables sufficient to not lose too much weight over 60 days.

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  16. BuenaVista says:

    RE: the BAC Lightning has a hand lever on the stick controlling brakes. So did my Yakovlev. (No toe brakes, per the convention these days.)

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  17. The average person working in healthcare is of average intelligence. You might think otherwise, but you’d be wrong. Even many competent doctors really don’t understand why we can’t just make the computer systems do EVERYTHING they want just they way they personally want it.

    One of my favorite themes from Amadeus is how Salieri realizes that he is just talented enough to recognize Mozart’s true genius, but could never perform at that level himself.

    Anyway, Elizabeth Berridge was a juicy tart, wasn’t she?

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  18. Cheque d'Out says:

    Yesterday we had JF Gariepy talking about Canadian intelligence wanting to speak to him.

    Today we have an American contacted by the FBI

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  19. Cheque d'Out says:

    That is the correct second video. It starts with the FBI guy before going on to Chunk’s being hoisted by his own petard

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  20. BuenaVista says:

    Now that Harvey Weinstein’s been rung up for having work-related sex with women (who sustain the activity over a period of years), a question:

    Is Katie Hill, who famously documented her coercive sex with subordinates at the workplace, at risk of prosecution? Or will she continue her outrage tour of the MSM, in order to discuss how she was outrageously victimized by hostile deplorables?

    Yeah. Right.

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  21. Cheque d'Out says:

    When Nigel Farage said that an EU defence force was being planned (during the run up to the referendum) he was told that that was a dangerous fantasy and categorically was not going to happen (in reality it was in progress at that time). He was told this by Nick Clegg (europhile, fantasist, nutjob and outright fucking liar) leader of the Limp Dumbs (has since quit)

    Cleggy now works for Faceberg
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Clegg#Facebook

    In October 2018 it was announced that Clegg had been hired as a lobbyist and public relations officer in his role as Vice-President, Global Affairs and Communications at [Facebook], replacing Elliot Schrage.[6][7][180] He joined Facebook because he was “convinced that the culture is changing” and that “lawmakers need to have a serious conversation about whether data-intensive companies allow other companies to share and use data”. He admitted that the Cambridge Analytica data scandal had “rocked Facebook to its very foundations” and told the BBC that the company “hadn’t done enough in the past” in regards to data privacy.[181]

    In June 2019, Clegg said there was “absolutely no evidence” that Russia had influenced the outcome of the EU referendum using Facebook. He said that the company was working towards greater regulation of technology firms.

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  22. Farm Boy says:

    Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer, meanwhile, has slammed the inaction of the Trudeau government and blamed radical activists saying, “The problem is that there is now a clear playbook for radical activists to follow, and they know that the prime minister will do literally nothing as the economy is brought to its knees.”

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/02/25/antifa-extremists-blockade-major-passenger-railway-line-force-toronto-cancellations/

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  23. Basically all of Western Civ is now dedicated to the proposition that women can’t be held accountable.

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  24. Farm Boy says:

    “What we did see in general with this outbreak was a brief period inside China when the censorship wasn’t as strict and there was more muckraking journalism going on,” Fergus Ryan, an analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) who studies Chinese social media told VICE News.

    This failure to crack down on negative content may have been caused by the censors were not at their posts, as the timing coincided with the massive migration of people back to their hometowns for the lunar new year festival.

    But Ryan says the less strict approach could have been taken on purpose, as it may have been in Beijing’s interests to allow more content get through so they could gather more information about the scale of the outbreak.

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wxepem/heres-how-china-is-hunting-down-coronavirus-critics

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  25. Chunk’s meltdown when Trump was elected was the highlight 2016 on Youtube.

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  26. Farm Boy says:

    When a moderator rightly called Sanders out on his “track record of expressing sympathy for socialist governments in Cuba and in Nicaragua,” the socialist insisted, “I have opposed authoritarianism all over the world.”

    As The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel noted, Bernie got “the real pass” on authoritarianism. “Authoritarianism is part and parcel of all true socialist movements. You can’t support socialism and oppose authoritarians. They are the same,” she explained.

    https://pjmedia.com/election/recap-donald-trump-won-the-south-carolina-democratic-debate/

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  27. Cheque d'Out says:

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  28. Farm Boy says:

    A British politician has drawn criticism for suggesting that babies are born without any specific biological gender.

    The comments were made by Labour Party member Dawn Butler

    https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/will-maule/politician-suggests-that-babies-are-born-without-biological-sexes.html

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  29. Farm Boy says:

    Exhausted medical workers with faces lined from hours of wearing goggles and surgical masks. Women with shaved heads, a gesture of devotion. Retirees who donate their life savings anonymously in government offices.

    Beijing is tapping its old propaganda playbook as it battles the relentless coronavirus outbreak, the biggest challenge to its legitimacy in decades. State media is filling smartphones and airwaves with images and tales of unity and sacrifice aimed at uniting the people behind Beijing’s rule. It even briefly offered up cartoon mascots named Jiangshan Jiao and Hongqi Man, characters meant to stir patriotic feelings among the young during the crisis.

    The problem for China’s leaders: This time, it isn’t working so well.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/26/business/china-coronavirus-propaganda.html

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  30. Farm Boy says:

    So much for truth, fairness and the like

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  31. Cheque d'Out says:

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  32. Farm Boy says:

    The International Olympic Committee is beginning to think through the very real possibility that the coronavirus could force it to cancel the games this year.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/ioc-worries-coronavirus-may-force-it-to-cancel-tokyo-olympics-you-just-dont-postpone-the-olympics/

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  33. Cheque d'Out says:

    I’m not at all sure that she’s trolling. And I reckon that she’s probably right. If you’re one of the good ones and you look around at the rest, the majority of fools. Surely you have to wonder if losing your one vote might be bad but against it nine idiots losing theirs means that there’s a nett* benefit to democracy of eight less bad votes? And then there’s the ‘loss’ of cuck politicians pandering to the female bad voters.

    *oh yes, you spell that wrong too. Although so do increasing numbers of British who don’t know not nuffink

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  34. A valuable woman would always be valued, but being valuable takes some effort, and who has the time for that?

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  35. Farm Boy says:

    A video out of Italy shows a man asking “why are the pasta shelves empty?” as panic buying spreads in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

    The old man appears to be exacerbated with the situation, going on to ask, “What’s happening? There wasn’t this much panic when World War II started. Oh my God!”

    https://summit.news/2020/02/26/the-pasta-shelves-are-empty-panic-buying-continues-in-italy/

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  36. Farm Boy says:

    The most appalling aspect of the debate was the sheer childishness of it. The moderators, while they did ask a few challenging questions, lost control from the outset. Why? Because the participants, with the exception of Klobuchar, behaved like MMA cage fighters without a referee.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/the_democrat_debate_looked_like_a_mixed_martial_arts_cage_fight.html

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  37. Farm Boy says:

    Berkeley Professor Emerita of Public Health: “MAGAts” Are Going to Die Because They Don’t Believe in the #Science of Coronavirus, Then Tweets “HashtagLetThemGetSickAndDie”

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/386042.php

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  38. Liz says:

    Surely you have to wonder if losing your one vote might be bad but against it nine idiots losing theirs means that there’s a nett* benefit to democracy of eight less bad votes? And then there’s the ‘loss’ of cuck politicians pandering to the female bad voters.

    That’s my position. I’d rather women not vote, due to their overall bad decisions/positions. But since they do vote, I’m not going to boycott. If all conservative women didn’t vote in the last election, we’d have president Hillary…because all the dipshits (which include the vast majority of female voters) do.

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  39. Cheque d'Out says:

    An entirely logical position

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  40. Cheque d'Out says:

    The travails of a guy who got a call from the police who wanted to ‘check his thinking’ barely not Orwellain at all. He ended up in the High Court

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  41. Cheque d'Out says:

    For the record there are many males that I think have no business voting either.
    Also, all the females in my family voted for BREXIT

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  42. Cheque d'Out says:

    Like this. Love the sentiment. Tests the limits of my optimism however.

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  43. Ame says:

    OP: The senior staff women even had a gender-specific name for themselves: “the Vagiants.”

    oh.good.grief!
    – – –

    The in group / out group thing it would seem. Perhaps it was like it was in high-school.

    with women … it.never.ends.

    – – –

    The tactic they adopted was named “amplification.” It called for the women to echo the views of other women, and specifically, to agree with comments other female aides made in meetings.

    wow … that shows their intelligence – not.

    – – –

    Let us return to the original problem. We have women who advancing the female agenda, not the overall agenda.

    yep.

    but if you look at it from a design perspective, women are doing what they’re designed to do, they’re just doing it at the wrong place.

    women are designed to hold their own family together, to be concerned with their own husband’s agenda, to carry that out within their own family. instead, they’re turning on their own husbands and family and trying to force the world to adhere to their own, personal, agenda.

    – – –

    Exit question — are women in executive positions always drama?

    ha! yes. because women are always drama!

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  44. Liz says:

    Berkeley Professor Emerita of Public Health: “MAGAts” Are Going to Die Because They Don’t Believe in the #Science of Coronavirus, Then Tweets “HashtagLetThemGetSickAndDie”

    This would be one of those Dipshits.
    Her twitter post was removed because it “violated policy”.
    Guess twitter has some standards after all.

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  45. SFC Ton says:

    The average person working in healthcare is of average intelligence
    …..
    Bullshit

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  46. Farm Boy says:

    It doesn’t matter if you believe in science or not, or if you are Deplorable or not, the virus works the same.

    Deplorable types are probably more cautious, perhaps leading to a lower probably of catching it

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  47. Liz says:

    From a “deplorable”:
    “I mostly work from home anyway… but when I absolutely positively have to meet anyone, I wear a military gas mask with an adapter 3D printed to use cheap 3M P100 filters (I don’t have chemical or petroleum considerations)… and these filters are easily available in Korea as everyone fights over KN95 masks (for which they have no idea how to use correctly).
    (snip)
    I have 6 months worth of MREs and other luxury food, 1200 liters of water, and access to weapons… so who cares.”

    I think he’ll be fine.
    What’s the moron doing? On twitter she showed a picture of herself on an airplane, flying from Germany to Greece with a scarf over her mouth.

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  48. b g says:

    Liz

    “I’d rather women not vote, due to their overall bad decisions/positions.”

    Exactly my wife’s position, 50 years ago, and the idiocy has only gotten worse. My hunch is that there was a time when older women within their families/communities partially controlled female excess…a gentle matriarchy?

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  49. Farm Boy says:

    Coronavirus’s Next Victim? It Could Be Europe’s Open Borders
    The crown jewel of the E.U., borderless travel, has been hit hard by the refugee crisis. The virus could deliver another blow.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/26/world/europe/coronavirus-european-union.html

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  50. Farm Boy says:

    BERLIN—At a special campaign appearance abroad in Berlin, Bernie made waves with an ambitious new campaign promise to rebuild the Berlin Wall.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/bernie-vows-to-rebuild-berlin-wall

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  51. @Ton

    What, you think I’m being overly generous?

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  52. whiteguy1 says:

    Shit. No dice on Mediation. Spent all day there, Crazy was taking advice from her sister instead of her lawyer. Looks like trial might happen…Ugh Dumb. What little money we have left will be burnt up, but she doesn’t care.

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  53. Farm Boy says:

    So sad.

    Crazy gots to be crazy

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  54. Well at least it wasn’t Judge Dredd showing up to blow his head off because of his thought crimes.

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  55. Farm Boy says:

    The present culture assesses “marital satisfaction” according to feminized ideals of what that might look like. In the context of that culture, men are incentivized and may even sub-consciously self-sabotage accurate depictions of what a satisfying marriage looks like to them, in the service of what TRM calls “the feminine imperative”. They are likely to make efforts on self report scales, for example intended to make them appear sensitive and capable of something “deeper” than sex.

    https://sigmaframe.wordpress.com/2020/02/26/opportunities/

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  56. Hate incident = pre-crime?

    Orwell and Philip K. Dick plus a little Kafka for that little something extra.

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  57. Farm Boy says:

    Apparently, Gwyneth Paltrow’s 13-year-old son not only knows that his mom’s company Goop sells sex toys but thinks it’s “bada**” and “feminist.”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-gwyneth-paltrow-says-her-son-thinks-shes-a-feminist-bada-for-selling-goop-sex-toys-hes-13

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  58. Farm Boy says:

    For some reason, Democrats think of nine-year-olds as sexual beings who not only need to know more sexual knowledge than debauched Roman emperors by the time they get out of kindergarten, but they also think they should be identifying as “gay” or “trans” or “drag” as early as possible. Pete Buttigieg decided it was a good idea to have a nine-year-old child join him on stage at a campaign event in Denver on Saturday to talk about his sexuality.

    https://pjmedia.com/election/what-was-buttigieg-thinking-encouraging-a-young-boy-to-come-out-as-gay-at-his-campaign-even/

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  59. h0neyc0mb says:

    Bwhaaaa ..

    They (everyone) hate you (if you are a white male).

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  60. h0neyc0mb says:

    I forgot to mention ..

    ACT ACCORDINGLY!

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  61. Ame says:

    whiteguy1
    4h ago
    Shit. No dice on Mediation. Spent all day there, Crazy was taking advice from her sister instead of her lawyer. Looks like trial might happen…Ugh Dumb. What little money we have left will be burnt up, but she doesn’t care.

    sheesh, i’m sooo sorry. she is deranged. glad you have the best attny and can trust him in trial.

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  62. Farm Boy says:

    I’ve noticed a massive difference in how much people who deal in risk care versus those who don’t on #Covid_19

    My VC & Wall St trader friends are prepping like mad.

    My friends who work for bureaucracies just sort of shrug, waiting for someone else to tell them what to do.

    — Bruce Fenton (@brucefenton) February 24, 2020

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  63. SFC Ton says:

    I’m in the health care profession by proxy

    Can most definitely tell there use to be intelligent people who gave a damn providing care.

    Now it’s pretty much retard level robots. Especially with all the 3rd world nurses, Pa’s and what not

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  64. Cheque d'Out says:

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  65. Farm Boy says:

    Imagine being in the position of hoping people get sick and die so you can blame it on Trump.

    Imagine being that demented.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/02/democrats-and-media-react-to-trumps-coronavirus-response/

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  66. Cheque d'Out says:


    Meghan and Hazza’s marketing campaign off to a cracking start?

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  67. Farm Boy says:

    CHARLESTON, SC—Joe Biden made the incredible claim at last night’s debate that he is the last remaining survivor of gun violence on the earth.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/joe-biden-claims-he-is-only-human-left-not-killed-by-gun-violence

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  68. Liz says:

    Imagine being in the position of hoping people get sick and die so you can blame it on Trump.
    Imagine being that demented.

    As demented as that is…
    believing that Bernie, Biden, et al would be the answer to a mass pandemic seems even more demented.

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  69. Liz says:

    It’s really hard to underestimate the stupidity of most healthcare workers today.

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  70. Liz says:

    Or should I say overestimate?
    Public school education here….

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  71. Liz says:

    On the subject of healthcare:
    http://professorconfess.blogspot.com/2020/01/my-cancer-storyhow-modern-medicine.html

    RIP, doctor doom. I enjoyed your blog.

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  72. Liz says:

    Almost 2000 people with coronavirus in the ROK as of this morning.
    Wonder if they’ll stop travel to China?
    Like closing the barn door after the horses ran out.

    We need to stop flying plague tubes air travel to and from the ROK…yesterday.

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  73. Liz says:

    With the supply lines disrupted, I think the general public is going to see just how very very dependent on China we have allowed ourselves to become.
    The world global economy has become intensely specialized.
    Markets informed by the internet and low cost shipping allow companies to prosper or fail based on a 0.5% cost difference half a world away.
    We imagine that markets and competition are making things better and more efficient, just as Wall Street imagined that squeezing extra profit out of the sale of credit swaps was a smart move. As long as everyone is making money, you cannot fight the herd mentality.
    Then something big changes and the whole system collapses. Stuff happens. The current economic system will not forgo an extra 0.25% profit this quarter against the speculative possibility that some major shift in the supply chain will blow the entire economy apart.
    So just as happened on Wall Street, everybody sits back and books profits and acts surprised when the highly specialized economy goes to hell when conditions change.

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  74. Liz says:

    Trump is, of course, the only president in my memory to understand and attempt to do anything to combat the danger of the above.

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  75. Farm Boy says:

    A Scottish MP invited a drag queen called ‘Flowjob’ who had previously uploaded sexually explicit content to Twitter to a primary school and then called parents who complained “homophobic.”

    https://summit.news/2020/02/24/mp-invites-drag-queen-called-flowjob-to-school-calls-complaining-parents-homophobic/

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  76. Farm Boy says:

    TOKYO — Japan is announcing the closure of schools nationwide to help control the spread of the new virus

    https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-02-27/japan-to-close-schools-nationwide-to-control-spread-of-virus

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  77. Farm Boy says:

    Approximately 700 people in New York are being monitored for possible exposure to the coronavirus, according to the health department.

    The health department has asked about 83 people in Nassau County, 29 in Suffolk County and eight in Westchester to voluntarily isolate themselves for two weeks.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/700-people-in-ny-being-monitored-for-possible-coronavirus/ar-BB10tg2r

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  78. Liz says:

    Seems strange that the only two countries I have lived in outside the US have the highest wu flu rates in the world right now. (part of my OCD is to look for patterns)

    [Caught many mice you did.
    Perhaps use you again they could]

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  79. Ame says:

    Liz
    2h ago
    On the subject of healthcare:
    http://professorconfess.blogspot.com/2020/01/my-cancer-storyhow-modern-medicine.html

    RIP, doctor doom. I enjoyed your blog.

    i have no words strong enough … so tragic 😦

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  80. Farm Boy says:

    “Today in the United States, the corporate – or ‘mainstream’ – press is massively consolidated,” Barr said. “And it has become remarkably monolithic in viewpoint, at the same time that an increasing number of journalists see themselves less as objective reporters of the facts, and more as agents of change. These developments have given the press an unprecedented ability to mobilize a broad segment of the public on a national scale and direct that opinion in a particular direction.”

    https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/26/william-barr-monolithic-press/

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  81. Farm Boy says:

    Communist Cuba praised socialist Bernie Sanders, the front-runner in the race for the Democratic nomination for president, for his recent praise of the communist nation.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/communist-cuba-praises-bernie-sanders-on-front-page-of-state-run-newspaper

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  82. Farm Boy says:

    One Missouri legislator has introduced a bill that would ban transgender high schoolers from competing on teams that don’t match their biological sex.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/missouri-legislator-introduces-bill-banning-trans-athletes-from-competing-against-athletes-of-opposite-biological-sex

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  83. Farm Boy says:

    A New York Post journalist who once wrote about casual racism being widespread was caught on camera mocking an Indian reporter behind his back during a White House press conference.

    https://summit.news/2020/02/27/journalist-labeled-racist-for-mocking-indian-reporter-during-white-house-press-conference/

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  84. Farm Boy says:

    Shocking video out of Ontario, Canada shows left-wing environmentalist protesters attempt to derail and then set fire to a train.

    https://summit.news/2020/02/27/canada-environmentalist-protesters-attempt-to-derail-train/

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  85. Farm Boy says:

    Greek islanders clashed with police for the third day on Thursday over their government’s plan to build more migrant camps on their islands.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/02/greek-islanders-clash-with-police-over-forced-migrant-settlement/

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  86. Farm Boy says:

    Bloomberg, again defending China’s communist regime, says the Chinese people like having a dictator: “They don’t seem to want [representative gov’t]. They like their system and I think they’re wrong.”

    — Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 27, 2020

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  87. Cheque d'Out says:

    Looking for a-poca-poca-poca-lyptic predictions?
    Look no further! This is your one-stop wailing, gnashing of teeth and rending of clothes link
    http://www.321gold.com/editorials/moriarty/moriarty022720.html

    The numbers from China seem to indicate a death rate of above 2% for those under hospital treatment but far higher for the vastly greater number of people who caught it and eventually fell over dead. The Chinese government tossed them in bags and burned them. Eventually they will be putting them in landfills because they can’t fry them fast enough.

    There was another important statement in my piece last month that may have flown over the heads of 97% of readers. “Governments lie about everything and as a result we are about to pay a terrible price. All of them lie.”

    Any rational thinking person would have come to the conclusion that the Chinese government is lying through their teeth about how serious the virus is. That’s not a big deal because every other government is doing the same thing.

    But eventually even the idiots wake up to the point that they can see the giant pimple right on the tip of their nose. Let me give you some facts to think about and how it will affect you.

    Moron the site, obviously.

    In unrelated news, I’m off to the local supermarket tomorrow to stock up with cheap lager (18 cans of Stellar Tortoise for £13). That way if it’s my time I won’t feel a thing. If it isn’t then I have the means to get the party started! I’m pretty much sorted with everything else so a boot full of beer is all that I’m lacking…(boot or trunk, I’m not fussy about what you call it as long as it’s full of beer or lager)

    I gave the link to a video of a Chinese taxi passenger woman talking about people being bagged up for burning in her hospital ward while still moving, yesterday.

    To me, the numbers out of South Korea give an indication of the size of the Chinese cover-up. The Vatican is in lock down after the Iranian representative to it died. So it looks like the middle east is in for a rough ride. Waiting on news from Africa. Fingers crossed.

    Let’s hope that the stories of ACE2 gene (much higher in that region than in the west) vulnerabilities are true. And that we westerners do indeed have extra flu fighting abilities. The Italian westerners that died seem to be legitimately old and sick before catching the flu.

    On a brighter note, it looks like the world economy is going to get the ‘bit of a shake up’ that’s probably long over due. Let’s make our own shit rather than import it from foreigners on slave wages.

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  88. Farm Boy says:

    This never gets old

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  89. Gunner Q says:

    Kentucky Headhunter says:
    27 February, 2020 at 2:29 am
    “Well at least it wasn’t Judge Dredd showing up to blow his head off because of his thought crimes.”

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  90. Cheque d'Out says:

    Describes the latest ABBC puke inducing series about ‘Whiteness’ made by non-huwites, obviously. I think that the Overton Window is moving.

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  91. Cheque d'Out says:

    Another bit of Kipling wisdom.

    The Stranger within my gate,
    He may be true or kind,
    But he does not talk my talk–
    I cannot feel his mind.
    I see the face and the eyes and the mouth,
    But not the soul behind.

    The men of my own stock,
    They may do ill or well,
    But they tell the lies I am wanted to,
    They are used to the lies I tell;
    And we do not need interpreters
    When we go to buy or sell.

    The Stranger within my gates,
    He may be evil or good,
    But I cannot tell what powers control–
    What reasons sway his mood;
    Nor when the Gods of his far-off land
    Shall repossess his blood.

    The men of my own stock,
    Bitter bad they may be,
    But, at least, they hear the things I hear,
    And see the things I see;
    And whatever I think of them and their likes
    They think of the likes of me.

    This was my father’s belief
    And this is also mine:
    Let the corn be all one sheaf–
    And the grapes be all one vine,
    Ere our children’s teeth are set on edge
    By bitter bread and wine.

    – Rudyard Kipling

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  92. Farm Boy says:

    By Sunday afternoon, we found that we couldn’t go anywhere because not only were all Northern regions cancelling all public activity, Southern regions in Italy were already barring entry to anyone from the Lombardia region. We felt like the “unclean” from the times of the Plague. Masses had been cancelled as well. This happened only days before Ash Wednesday, the start of Christendom’s holiest season. All of our live performances had been cancelled, whether they were in the Lombardia or not, even if they were in a different region, more than three hours from any outbreak. Musician friends of ours were reporting that some of their shows on Saturday, the night before had been cancelled, even if in areas untouched by the virus. By Sunday night, everybody was sitting around telling stories to keep entertained and saying that we were reliving Boccaccio’s Decameron, except by then that joke was already wearing thin.

    http://cutjibnewsletter.com/2020/02/27/greeting-from-coronavirus-central/

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  93. Cheque d'Out says:

    H/T to Dexy. Some poetry

    It’s hard to be an English.
    We’re ruled by bastard mongs.
    Snorting wraps of charlie,
    And sucking on their bongs,
    Singing Kumbaya and other
    Dirty hippy songs.
    It’s gonna take us decades
    To set right their fucking wrongs.

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  94. Cheque d'Out says:

    Talkin’ the talk

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  95. Cheque d'Out says:

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  96. RichardP says:

    Re. the Dr. Doom story. Some perspective:

    1. It’s an imperfect world. Therefore, we can only craft imperfect solutions.

    2. Doctor’s work in order to earn money

    3. Insurance companies dictate what medical care will get paid for.

    4. If patient cannot pay doctor cash, then patient must abide by what the insurance company tells doctor that they need in order to pay doctor for the service.

    5. IIRC, Dr. Doom is / was a college professor. So probably couldn’t pay cash for the services he needed. Therefore was at the mercy of the insurance companies. They constrain what the doctor can do and still get paid for it. See Point 2.

    6. Mostly, the insurance companies needed copies of the old records – in order to establish that Dr. Doom was seeking treatment for a pre-existing condition. At least in the early parts of Dr. Doom’s story, insurance companies would not pay for pre-existing conditions. Ergo, the doctor would not get paid, regardless of whether the old records showed up or not.

    7. Moral of the story: if you develop a life-threatening health issue, rob banks and pay for all of your treatments in cash. With any luck, you will die quickly in a shootout with police, rather than die over time in a shootout with your insurance company.

    8. I wouldn’t wish Dr. Doom’s story on anyone. And my empathy / sympathy / best wishes lie with him. But see Point 1. That is the reality, in spite of what we wish for.

    9. These points may have something to do with how we should view what is approaching the world right now. In spite of the horror of it all, China has no choice but to opperate by the truth of Point 1. As demonstrated by the story commonly used to illustrate this point in ethics classes and such: ship sinks; 8 folks get to the life raft. Life raft will only hold 7 people. Eight people will sink it. How do you determine who lives? Most folks can’t / don’t want to answer that question. But, in a world of finite resources, often that question must be answered. Like now, in China – and probably soon in other parts of the world. Someone has to answer the question “who lives?” If you can’t answer that question – because too squeamish – then respect to the folks who can and will answer it, that others might live.

    10. See Point 1.

    The following link is a great starting point for reading up on the science behind the response to Covid-19:

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/lab/index.html

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  97. Cheque d'Out says:

    Perhaps Liz can translate? Io non parlo Italiano

    Although I have an idea…

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  98. Cheque d'Out says:

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  99. Liz says:

    Funny comic, Spawny. 😆
    Richard, I would’ve “liked” that post if not for the defense of China.
    Have you ever been to China?
    Here is the cliff notes version of why all this happened:
    Mr. Ching Chong Ding Dong was working at the lab with bat pee and dollar store gloves with no face mask and then went to the wet market to pet the honey badgers.

    The least they can do is wait until the body has stopped moving (and…dare I hope…turned cold?) to bag it up.
    But the incinerator awaits…

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  100. That cancer blog post reminds me that the number one thing I learned from my training was, “Don’t get sick.”

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  101. Liz says:

    In case anyone can’t make it out, she’s asking “where are you from?”
    Milan has a lot of wu these days.

    [Thought that asked for a cookie she did I did]

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  102. SFC Ton says:

    If you develop a life-threatening health issue, rob banks and pay for all of your treatments in cash. With any luck, you will die quickly in a shootout with police, rather than die over time in a shootout with your insurance company.
    ……………

    Armoured car heist has more class and more cash

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  103. SFC Ton says:

    Duke killed one of my troopers

    He went through the treatment, said he was good to go but they missed read some pictures/ didn’t find some cancer left in his lungs. Oppise

    It’s duke. All the lairs goto duke and wouldn’t consider a medical malpractice suit

    Point is, I think it’s way more common then folks

    May the Almighty bless them all

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  104. Cheque d'Out says:

    Applause due

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  105. Cheque d'Out says:

    I don’t think that this ends well.

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  106. Cheque d'Out says:

    On the subject of not ending well

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  107. The really scary thing is that literally dozens of people watch MSNBC everyday!

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  108. RichardP says:

    The least they can do is wait until the body has stopped moving (and…dare I hope…turned cold?) to bag it up.

    But the incinerator awaits

    @Liz – I took that story to mean that they needed the bed. They can’t keep that fellow alive that they bagged up, but maybe they can keep the next fellow alive. But they’ll never know unless they can get the next fellow into the bed. Which they can’t do while the fellow who won’t recover is still in it.

    All I meant with my comment about China is that they can no more craft a “perfect” solution in an imperfect world than any of the rest of us can. But, still, the question must be answered by somebody – How do you decide who lives? Triage on the battlefield comes to mind. All choices about what wounded to attend to won’t be perfect. But those choices still must be made. China in the past 60 days has been a good example of that reality as well.

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  109. Ame says:

    9. These points may have something to do with how we should view what is approaching the world right now. In spite of the horror of it all, China has no choice but to opperate by the truth of Point 1. As demonstrated by the story commonly used to illustrate this point in ethics classes and such: ship sinks; 8 folks get to the life raft. Life raft will only hold 7 people. Eight people will sink it. How do you determine who lives? Most folks can’t / don’t want to answer that question. But, in a world of finite resources, often that question must be answered. Like now, in China – and probably soon in other parts of the world. Someone has to answer the question “who lives?” If you can’t answer that question – because too squeamish – then respect to the folks who can and will answer it, that others might live.

    @Liz – I took that story to mean that they needed the bed. They can’t keep that fellow alive that they bagged up, but maybe they can keep the next fellow alive. But they’ll never know unless they can get the next fellow into the bed. Which they can’t do while the fellow who won’t recover is still in it.

    All I meant with my comment about China is that they can no more craft a “perfect” solution in an imperfect world than any of the rest of us can. But, still, the question must be answered by somebody – How do you decide who lives? Triage on the battlefield comes to mind. All choices about what wounded to attend to won’t be perfect. But those choices still must be made. China in the past 60 days has been a good example of that reality as well.

    i cannot imagine what it would take for everyday people to bag a body while it’s still alive. put it next to another on the floor in an overcrowded medical treatment center; yes. but to bag a live body … my mind cannot go there.

    i can see gov’t people doing that, though. i can see the gov’t employed people coming in and doing that without thinking. but everyday people?

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  110. Ame says:

    i guess it takes *something* to shake you up and make you realize the medical establishment isn’t a god. or God. and that you need to question them. and not trust them blindly.

    but learn it well, i did, esp with Aspie-Girl. and, i’m grateful to know, that i passesed it onto my girls. when Aspie-Girl was in the ER summer before last, during camp, from an anaphylactic reaction to that unknown food item (that we still don’t know what it is), she denied allowing them to give her steroids. epinephrine and benedryl, yes – those were necessary as she was in great distress.

    but, at least a year and a half ago, the protocol for anaphylaxis was to add a regimen of steroids, just-in-case. because the epinephrine and benedryl can mask an ongoing reaction, and when they wear off, the reaction is still going. however, they can’t prove the reaction is being masked or that it was stopped. so since they don’t know, they give steroids. and steroids on top of epinephrine and benedryl is a lot of stuff in a body. i don’t mind having another epi pen with her, or having the script if needed, but to take it b/c it’s the best protocol some group of allergy docs can come up with at that moment? no.

    “She’s denying steroids,” i hear on the phone. and i’m cheering in my head! yes! she’s able to think and tell them no!

    – – –

    every body is a test subject. just more data.

    i remember when my ob was scheduling my inducement of my 2nd baby, he told the story of when they first started using this gel on the cervix to induce labor. and this doc put this huge amt on this woman’s cervix in the office and sent her home, thinking it would be awhile. chick had baby in the parking lot of the ob’s office.

    test subjects.

    – – –

    i want the doc who questions everything.

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  111. Farm Boy says:

    Presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg takes credit for leading New York “through” the 9/11 attacks in a campaign ad.

    But there’s one problem: He didn’t become mayor until four months later.

    https://nypost.com/2020/02/26/bloomberg-takes-credit-for-leading-nyc-through-9-11-when-giuliani-was-mayor/

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  112. Farm Boy says:

    According to Kron4, Assembly Bill 2826 (AB-2826) will require retailers to have gender-neutral floor spaces inside their stores by doing away with such outdated concepts like “boys aisles” and “girls aisles” by offering children products in a “single, gender-neutral section.”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/california-bill-would-require-retail-outlets-to-have-gender-neutral-space-for-children

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  113. Ame says:

    Farm Boy
    2h ago
    We have a cure

    Applying essential oil to anus ‘cures coronavirus’: Iranian cleric

    https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2020/2/25/applying-essential-oil-to-anus-cures-coronavirus-iranian-cleric

    from the article:

    Qom, the city from which he hails, attracts millions of pilgrims every year and is home to a seminary which hosts large numbers of foreign religious students.

    The holy city is now a hotbed of coronavirus in Iran.

    BBC Persian say that implementing a lockdown by shutting down the city’s shrine would be a huge step for local clerics, who see it as the pride of the Shia Muslim world.

    On Tuesday, Iran’s deputy health minister tested positive for the disease, as the Islamic Republic struggles to contain the disease, which has killed 16 citizens so far.

    The director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called the dramatic increase in cases in the country “deeply concerning”

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  114. RichardP says:

    this doc put this huge amt on this woman’s cervix in the office and sent her home, thinking it would be awhile. chick had baby in the parking lot of the ob’s office.

    Good example of the truth that doctors have to work around: we don’t all respond to the same medicines in the same way. So, yes – until the doctor finds out what dosage is best for us, we are all test subjects.

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  115. Stephanie says:

    Just sucks, Liz.

    We’re up to 11 positive cases now – which is almost double what it was Tuesday (3 days ago) … and 7 more floated around to our different hospitals for showing symptoms and needing to be tested. So that’s potentially 18 now if they’re positive cases as well… up from just 6 at the beginning of the week.

    We have a place called the Texas Center of Infectious Disease where they’re keeping 5-6 of these positive people, and it’s a horrible place known for TB patients just being able to walk out, ride the city bus, etc. Husband hates that place… our entire city is looking like the most incompetently run shit-hole possible with this.

    Technically we’re further out of the city and in country environment… but with him still working there it still sucks.

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