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Another 4.4 million are out of work this week

Are you enraged yet? Another 4.4 million applied for unemployment benefits this week, bringing the total of new unemployed since the Wuhan flu panic began in March to about 26 million, and raising the unemployment rate to about 16%.

Meanwhile, evidence continues to mount that the Wuhan flu is probably no more dangerous that the flu, thus making this entire government-imposed shutdown and resulting Great Wuhan Depression entirely uncalled for.

Worse, that any governor in any state is still refusing to end their lock downs at this point tells us that they goal was never to fight the epidemic, but to acquire unjustified power to rule us like dictators. If the voters don’t fire these people wholesale come November than the voters deserve the hell they are about to get.

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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.


“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.


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  • Phill O

    Here are the traffic stats for Canada

    Wikipedia has the US totals here

    Not that wilipedia is reliable.

    Time to shut down the highways! Seniors are most at risk in the Canadian stats.

  • Cotour


    The Pennsylvania governor decreed that the wine and liquor stores in his state would be closed during this virus contagion. The people of Pennsylvania are not happy with this decree and it will be interesting to see how the people comment on this system of control in the coming elections.

    This system of government ownership and total control of the means to sell wine and liquor retail to the many customers that purchase these products as you can see has its disadvantages, depending on your perspective. Each state as per the 1933, 21st amendment to the Constitution regarding the prohibition of the production and distribution of alcohol has the ability to choose to control the product alcohol as they see fit. Some states such as Pennsylvania control all aspects of distribution and own and manage the physical stores and means of retail sales.

    While other states choose to either sell liquor licenses that are essentially an asset, or they choose to issue a license for a particular term to private individuals who themselves become the personification of the state and control the sale of these products that we all know can be abused and can be dangerous. Which is best?

    In the state total control model, there is default state total control, as in Pennsylvania. In the other models where a private individual that is vetted by the state and possesses a license of some description, invests capital, runs and manages their business and is responsible for their own operation which includes the judging of persons qualifications for making any purchase as set out by the duly passed laws of that state related to age, physical condition and chronic abuse. And in these models there exists the choice of determining whether in any extreme situation that may exist whether to remain open to the public and continue in supplying them with a product that the public desires and even demands within those state established criteria’s. Or not remain open.

    In other words the state being a bureaucracy defaults in closing all sources of product alcohol for several bureaucratic reasons, whether it primarily be the safety of their employees and not insisting that they risk their health and possibly their lives in a situation such as this virus contagion. Why should a state demand that their employees potentially risk their lives in such a situation? Or whether it just be the state exerting unreasonable control over their population for what ever reason they might deem necessary? Each state in our country does not own the people, but it does control who how and when the product alcohol is able to be purchased by those same people within these varing models.

    There are no heros here, just the ongoing push and pull between reasonable government, business and the people that they are suppose to be serving. And as we can see within this virus contagion event the state under a declared national emergency can go a very long way in interrupting any individuals Rights and Freedoms in certain unforeseen ways.

    In closing I observe that we as a nation of individuals are Constitutionally “free”, lower case “f”, and are pretty much able to do as we please within those parameters. And it will be interesting to see whether the people of Pennsylvania might want to revisit how their state controls the product alcohol in the coming several elections due to these interesting times that we currently live and how their current chosen system of control expressed itself under extreme pressure.


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