Speaking of The USA: MANY Heretofore Unspeakable Things
Christianity in America = Schizophrenia in at least 3 or 4 variants
Evangelical Variant ( Amer Bapt., National Bapt, Southern Bapt., Independent Bapt., DOC,
UnitarianUniversalist variant - in name only
Nation of Islam- under Farrakan, they embrace Muhammud and Jesus Christ
Roman Catholic Variant- We take men and women immediately after adolescence and demand they not have heterosexual or homosexual sex; no human sexual expression at all. Parishioners can have heteronormative relations, period.
Mormonism = UNLIMITED HETERO NORMATIVE SEXUALITY. Having multiple hetero-wives is okay.
Judiaism- stops with Old Testament.
Islam: only Koran alone
ALL: Corporal Punishment tolerated
WW BETTY WHITE DO ?
WW BOB SAGET DO ?
WW Sammy Davis Jr. Do ?
WW George Carlin do?
WW Harvey Weinstein's brother do?
WW BARBARA STREISAND DO?
WW DONALD J. TRUMP DO?
WW James Earl Carter do?
About life with COVID 19 and all variants
We surrendered a return to normal when we surrendered to COVID 19 as a global fait accompli.
Asymptomatic Aerosol Transmission that is why social distancing became a thing
Liars about one through four
HIPAA = AGENT OF GENOCIDE
Congratulations on this game changing report. Why? Because it proves, verifiably, that the USA can provide a high quality National Healthcare System merging all medical centers, monitored by a consortium of all the teaching and training University Hospitals that serves every citizen for free, and serves visitors and temporary residents for a nominal flat rate per year. The USA NHS would elininate the need for a separate system for any Federal and or state employees, including the POTUS, SCOTUS,US CONGRESS, ARMED SERVICES, ETC. The organization, financing, and infrastructure mobilized to addict and or kill a nation can become the USA NHS and bring recovery and healing with a FOCUS on preventive, ER, and end-of-life care. A "kind" of poetic medical justice. The same system that was formed to profit from pain, suffering and death, can be RE-PURPOSED FOR health and wellbeing.
White upper caste female POV about Covid and parenting
How do we send our kids back to school when no one can find COVID tests and so many students and teachers are out sick? How do we keep our kids home from school when we’re expected to be back at work? How can we be good parents when we are also required to be employees, teachers, nurses, playmates, chefs, therapists, and spouses? As I write this sentence, Netflix is babysitting my daughter, who is home sick with a fever and runny nose that might be COVID—should I feel guilty that I’m not attending to her every need, or is guilt now a luxury parents cannot afford?
Parents were defeated long before Omicron. Now we’ve reached a stage of the pandemic where finding the right words to describe our lot is simply an exercise in absurdity. We are broken. We have nothing left in us but screams of anger and pain.
In nationwide survey data being collected now, the Indiana University sociologist Jessica Calarco has found so far that 70 percent of moms, and 54 percent of dads, are feeling overwhelmed and stressed; that about half of parents are feeling depressed and hopeless; and that fewer than 15 percent of mothers, and 25 percent of fathers, are getting enough sleep. “There are really high rates of mental-health struggles across the board,” Calarco told me.
Well, USA, USA, can we finally place the blame most squarely where it lies? Right at the nimble and fleet feet of one Dr. Anthony Fauci, MD.
AS nominal leader and or convenor of the medical and scientific USA spokespersons on COVID19, his initially firm hand guiding all residents of the USA from 2019 through 2021 has now rendered him as the Master of death-defying feats of peripatetic* perspicacious** pirouettes***.
His success so far, by the numbers:
Los Angeles County
As of Thu, Jan 20, 2022, 7:03 PM EST
9.9%Since last week
1%Since last week
CONFIRMED CASES 6,997,710
24,358 new cases yesterday
As of Thu, Jan 20, 2022, 7:03 PM ES
...and WORLDWIDE # OF Confirmed Cases ...
United States of America 67,437,353
Note well, the nations in the most danger of Putin's Bloodlust in the middle of Winter, no less(!!??)all have significantly lower COVID hospitalization rates in nation-states with some form of national healthcare and social welfare contracts with their residents.
But let us pause this Friday in January to consider what role public school districts have played in doing harm to parents and their school-aged children. On April 13, 2020, LAUSD, UTLA, and CTA forcibly entered every learners home/ family sanctuary without being invited. Like any other rude and obnoxious house guest they never really left until September 2021- in some states. In others, the houseguest has returned for an indeterminate period of time.
Did I mention it immediately made. DEMANDS FOR ATTENTION AND LIMITED RESOURCES. TO WIT, in-home broadband, multiple laptops for everyschool aged child under the same roof. And meals to feed the children breakfast, lunch, and in some urban schools- dinner.
57% LAUSD parents were unemployed immediately when stay-at-home orders went into effect. The LAUSD superintendent made two critical executive decisions: provide meals to go daily and switch to remote learning. California's State governance system of wise and compassionate leaders rose to the occassion and verifiably saved the lives of homeless, immunocompromised, and vulnerable oldest and youngest members. With little to no Federal leadership or resources(?), they even provided unemployment to Federal Govt. employees living and working in CALIFORNIA, an unprecedented and necessary lifeline. Sadly, Cali joined the ranks of states undersiege by COVID variants only because of lawsuits and political polemics from wealthy white citizens of Orange County, Marin County, and Westside LA and the SFV.
MEANWHILE...back in the nations capitol...
Jan 6 insurrection planned by GOP and executed by armed white majority male heterodox vigilantes playing hooky from the jobs they kept through the pandemic ....leaves 2 dead and many injured and wounded.
And Dr. A.F. making the rounds of TV and Digital media platforms.
"Don’t get me wrong; some things are much better than they used to be. For my family, the vaccines are a huge relief—but it is also disorienting and disheartening to have reached this milestone only to discover that life is still very much the same. We’re still wearing masks. Vaccinated people are still getting sick. Kids are still being hospitalized, now in record numbers, even if thankfully most children who catch Omicron do fine, vaccinated or unvaccinated.
Millions of children still aren’t eligible for a vaccine, and we don’t know yet when they will be, or exactly how much of a difference those vaccines will make. It feels like we don’t have anything momentous to look forward to. There is no much-anticipated cure just over the horizon anymore. There is merely more of the same. More fretting about school closures. More waiting for a new variant to mess everything up once again."
Except life’s not really the same, is it? It’s worse. It’s gotten even harder this wave. The early days of the pandemic were devastating, but at least, back then, “there was a consistent story—‘These are the dangers of COVID-19. This is what we have to do,’” Joel Cooper, a psychologist at Princeton who has studied pandemic cognitive dissonance, told me. Now, he said, the messages we are getting seem to contradict one another. We’re expected to go to work, but warned not to get COVID because hospitals are nearly at capacity. We’re told it’s safe to send our kids to school, even as we watch school COVID numbers rise each day. We’re told to get vaccinated, but that vaccines won’t prevent us from getting infected. We’re told to wear masks, but that Omicron is so contagious, they might not protect us.
“There’s no consistency anymore,” Cooper said when we spoke last week—a conversation that was interrupted by a text from a close friend telling me that her high-risk daughter had just tested positive for COVID. What we have instead is chaos. As another of my friends, the social worker Carla Naumburg, put it, “Parents are being forced to choose between bad and worse, and we have no idea which option is bad and which is worse.”
Many parents have no choices—and no support—at all. Child care for parents of little kids is next to impossible to find. In December 2021, there were 111,400 fewer Americans working in child-care jobs than there were in January 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, the paid-family-leave mandate created by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act expired back at the end of 2020, and there have been no moves to reinstate them. And although the American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law by President Joe Biden in March, promises $39 billion in funding to support the flailing child-care sector, many states haven’t started using the money yet.
Parents who are fortunate enough to have day care are hardly able to use it, because their children are being repeatedly exposed to COVID-19. Kjersten Tucker’s 22-month-old son, Zeke, who is enrolled in full-time day care in Lincoln, Nebraska, has received only eight days of care since December 4 because, although he’s remained healthy, he has been quarantined over and over and over again, like in a deranged version of the movie Groundhog Day. “We’ve slogged through this with a combination of help from my mom, my sister, and taking time off—some of it unpaid, as I ran out of paid time off by the end of the year,” Tucker told me. “I don’t know how people are supposed to make this work.”
We can’t make this work. That’s the thing. That’s why moms are choosing to spend their nights—their precious moments of child-free time before the next endless day begins—screaming into the darkness. We can’t do this. It isn’t fair. It isn’t sustainable. Then we do it anyway. We hope that when this wave ends, we’ll have a brief respite to compose ourselves before the next one comes, and dream—in the few hours we actually sleep—of finally washing up on the shore of that more normal world we’ve been waiting for all this time. We do it because we have no other choice.
Melinda Wenner Moyer is a contributing editor at Scientific American, a regular contributor to The New York Times, and the author of How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes.
*-traveling from place to place, in particular working or based in various places for relatively short periods.
**-having a ready insight into and understanding of things.
***-an act of spinning on one foot, typically with the raised foot touching the knee of the supporting leg.
1.) However, it is also verifiable that lives were saved because there was no flood of armed and angry/afraid(?)/guilty(?) "Kyle Rittenhouse types" shooting unarmed folks at various peaceful protests in California during the 2020 lockdown. 2.) In 2022 USA, it may be time to revise the US Constitution in general and the Second Amendment in particular. 3.) Consider your answers to these questions: a.)Who profits from the manufacture, sale, and use of deadly force weapons and b.) Who profits when no one owns a gun or other deadly force ballistic weapon* globally?**
* - this includes nuclear ballistic missiles.
**- WE ALL KNOW THAT Anyone who wanted a weapon ordered them from anywhere inside or outside of CA, so the Second Amendment was never in jeopardy of being violated. Even Federal Appeals Courts can make mistakes, BTW.
...my position, THE CORRECT POSITION...???!!! - Matt Walsh, in this video. Wow! Okay, now I might reasonably expect to hear a list of verifiable primary sources in support of whatever comes next. That way, anyone who had a twelveth grade education and a collegiate dictionary should be able to independently verify everything Matt Walsh Matt Walsh says next.
Okay, I watched the full 12 minutes and 58 seconds of Matt Walsh post. His arguments refer to human biology, human sexuality, human physiology, and human anatomy. I taught a one semester upper division ( juniors and seniors) course in human sexuality. We barely scratched the surface-- the body of peer-reviewed research in professional journals demands graduate study- that was not the mission of a single semester survey course. Mr. Walsh does his audience a grave disservice every single time he forgets(?) to begin and end his polemics by stating that they are his opinions which he has every right to share and not continue to declare as ...THE CORRECT POSITION... I hopes this helps some to begin to appreciate how dangerous this makes him in his financially lucrative role as social media influencer on Facebook or any other platform.
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Dr. Greg Carr, only a Black Man of your Integrity, Intellect, mindfulness, and power could offer such a BEAUTIFUL tribute to your recently transitioned Mother, and then co-lectured for over 2 hours. Yes, there is no death, but their is a loss of real-time give-and-take/tactile touch that I had with my mother Sadie Mae Walker Nickerson, RN, ret. and my beloved Cousins Burgin Prather, Linda Denise Alexander, and Dottie Nickerson. Still praying as I onward bound…LOVE, plant my feet on higher ground. Selah.
Good morning, Brian Moran. My response to finding myself virtually homeless on 4.13.2020 as the LA COVID19 Stay Home lockdown began was to write, teach and talk my way out of a relentless series of unfortunate events. Having food and shelter but only laundry money is as far as I have gotten to date. But I have proof of concept for a game changing transformational life coaching process, so I'll soon be able to connect with Sams Cart-- just not at this moment. Best @VernonNickersonSchoolcoach.
Do not ask your children to strive -
Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.
William Martin, The Parent's Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents
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At 02:10, " There's no way to teach US HISTORY in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state in the United States of America in 2022."- Beau of the Fifth Column. I was just in conversation with a veteran teacher in Southern California about the need for all the states that now have "Anti- Critical Race Theory Laws on the books to make the laws available to every citizen of the United States of America. The Daily Show , The White House , Jeff Jones , President Joe Biden ,@President William Clinton ret., President Barack Obama ret., @ President James Earl Carter ret., I am hoping you all can join forces to provide every American citizen a free PDF or printed hard copy of these new laws within the next seven calendar days.
If memory serves, the late former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy chose to be photographed wearing the pink suit spattered with the blood and brains of her assasinated husband, John Fitzgerald Kennedy while particpating in the swearing in of Lyndon Baines Johnson, his successor. It was widely reported that she said, " I want them to see what they have done to my husband ( their president)."
Well, in January of 2022, I, a registered voter and citizen of the United States of America say without reservation that it is past time for the USA to read exactly what we have allowed to become law in our country. It is sadly, neither hyperbole or polemic to say that our nation is dying by its own hand, from the inside out. No foreign nation has invaded our shores or violated our secure borders.
WE HAVE, WITH MALICE AFORETHOUGHT, HARMED OURSELVES, perhaps irrevocably. While the rest of the nations watch in disbelief and or possibly glee, we are committing a passive-agressive suicide.
These laws, crimes against representative democracy, have been propagated by a well-financed, angry, vocal minority within a group that has convinced itself it is the majority, covets a theocracy of oligarchs, and seeks to build generational wealth on the backs of everyone else- all who continue to suffer from the global public health crisis of COVID19 and its variations/mutations.
Dear Ervin Munro I am not usually in the void...and I hear you.🙂
That being said, I respectfully offer a bit of nuance based upon my experience and conversations with colleagues during Winter Break:
There is a deadly Novel Coronavirus a.k.a. Covid-19 that is mainly always transmitted by Asymptomatic Airborne Transmission, i.e., breathing.
It is common knowledge that for whatever reasons, persons who are vaxxed and boostered and have chronic treatable co- morbidities ( i.e., potentially deadly without treatment) are becoming seriuously ill and or dying. For all the reasons mentioned in your post, me and many of my colleagues as well as well over 80% of SPED students now mainstreamed in Gen Ed classrooms nationwide, now find ourselves in this category. So, no matter who is arguing, fighting, and or otherwise rudely shouting about the threats to their US Constitutionally guaranteed rights and freedoms, we choose every day to put ourselves in harms way, stuffing down our anxieties and fears, praying we won't die, or heaven forbid, give the virus to colleagues or students.
1.)Consequently, those of us who are unmarried, live alone, and cannot afford financially serious or chronic illness choose to limit ourselves to virtual classroom roles--- or not.
2.) All teachers eligible for early retirement and or full retirement have left and or are leaving. Historically, they stayed past legal retirement and or served as substitutes and or served colleges and universities. With COVID, those are no longer viable options.
3.) And what of our younger colleagues remaining? They choose to work at school sites with colleagues who have applied for and received waivers from being vaccinated. Their status is legally required to never be disclosed due to HIPAA. Where HIPAA is strictly applied, no one is legally allowed to know another persons health status under any circumstances.
Since 2020, at least, there has been NO REPORTING around this aspect of risk. But the nation knows it is a risk because we have the hospitalization crisis, never decreasing death rates, and National Guard being mandated to serve as substitutes to "know" we have a national crisis of epic proportions. In California, all you have to do is pass a criminal background check to become a substitute teacher. Non- union Administrative Staff from LAUSD headquarters are now required to serve as substitutes.
Quiet as it is kept, each teacher is responsible for the health and safety of every student assigned to their homeroom, and or instructional period. As I expected because Covid 19 has been politicized and not managed as a global health crisis, those with the least resources and support have the most responsibility 8 hour days five days/ week for the lives of America's children, many of which can not yet legally be vaccinated.
Finally, if, allegedly, a world population of 700 million needs to be reduced to 10 million to sustain human life on earth in perpetuity. If that "science" stands, everything is as it should be.
Opioid addiction and overdoses
Killing of unarmed black folks by law enforcement officers
CNN news anchors drunk, drinking alcohol and half-naked on air
COVID 19, DELTA, AND OMICRON
The Impotence of the world's organized religions in the face of social decay
Years of social isolation
National free healthcare only as related to COVID-19-- AND NO OTHER HEALTHCARE NEEDS MET
Wide distribution of guns, automatic rifles, and ammunition across America.
I hope this helps everyone understand why everything is happening the exact ways it is happening.
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