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Lost In Space

14 days ago

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been a non-stop hype machine since its earliest days. When the Soviet Union launched Sputnik in 1957 American leaders panicked. If the Commies could launch a beeper the size of a basketball into orbit then thermonuclear weapons the size of a greyhound bus to the U.S. mainland could not be far behind. It seemed that American rockets of the day exploded upon launch or shortly thereafter. A “missile gap” was created overnight wherein the Soviets were vastly ahead of the United States and our annihilation would soon follow. NASA was created to address this issue and suck money from taxpayers exhausted by two decades of war and unwilling to give more money to the War

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Pandemic Data

22 days ago

The Center for Disease Control publishes data regularly for Covid-19 the novel coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world. CNN has a totally morbid and incorrect ‘scoreboard’ of cases and deaths. I look at it everyday in the hope that it will eventually stopped being displayed. It is meaningless and scary, especially scary for the statistically disinclined. This is updated regularly. The table we will discuss is for ‘Deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), pneumonia reported to National Center for Health Sciences (NCHS) by jurisdiction of occurrence, United States. Week ending 2/1/2020 to 4/25/2020. I highly recommend every American look at this data as it is not very difficult to understand. Here is a summary of data

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Ultraviolet Salvation

29 days ago

The novel coronavirus panel known as Covid-19 has decimated the American and much of the worldwide economy. The media is covering it nearly non-stop. CNN is covering it non-stop including the running death tabulator for the United States and the rest of the world and this is creepy, morbid and misleading. On average 8,000+ people die in the U.S. everyday. Death from non-Covid causes gets no attention, disturbing. This is written in April 2020. Our salvation is imminent and we do not have to wait for the largesse of a Federal giveaway. The sun which we can depend on is delivering it during daylight. Solar radiation, specifically the ultraviolet spectrum, will do the job.
We must go thru a little physics to understand how this

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April 27, 2020

Epidemiology is the medical discipline that is keeping the world and more specifically the American economy on lockdown. From Wikipedia: Epidemiology is the study and analysis of the distribution (who, when, and where), patterns and determinants of health and disease conditions in defined populations. It is a cornerstone of public health, and shapes policy decisions and evidence-based practice by identifying risk factors for disease and targets for preventive healthcare. Governments throughout history have distorted and destroyed economies thru war, regulation and sheer incompetence. The more typical problems are created by laws and regulation designed for some policy goal like full employment, lower interest rates etc. This is

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Pandemic Cooking

April 23, 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic and the government shutdown of the economy has put tens of millions out of work. A significant portion of those out of work are lower income Americans often those without a financial safety net. As of today (4/18/2020) CNN said 22 million have filed for unemployment compensation. Lines at food banks have grown incredibly with lines as long as a mile. This essay is going to talk a little about cost effective nutrition in this time of collective misery. We are literally all in this together now.
The human body needs three main kinds of nutrition: protein, carbohydrates and and fat. Protein and fat are essential without it the body will wither and die. No one ever died from lack of carbohydrates IF they have

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Surgical Masks

April 20, 2020

As always government turns things upside down. I spent nine years working in Cardiac Surgery and I learned a thing or two about healthcare during this time. Here are my opinions along with a little science.
Surgeons. nurses and other operating room personnel in a surgical suite wear a mask. They wear these masks trying to mitigate the effects of the normal human body. During surgery the body cavity is open, exposing the sterile interior to the outside un-sterile world. This world is a biological soup of dirt, debris, chemicals, viruses and bacteria. Any of these landing in the sterile interior can potentially be very bad leading to infections, sepsis and death.
Human beings respire and with the warm breath can come any number of

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