Archive for April, 2020

April 30th, 2020 - 9:58 am § in Misc.

A Texas county is beating Covid-19 with drastic isolation measures

“As the coronavirus was beginning its mad spread across the United States … the city manager of Rio Grande City, Texas, worked with other city and county officials to confront it as they would a computer virus — by disconnecting. That’s meant quarantines, an enforced 10 p.m. to 5 a.m[...]

April 30th, 2020 - 1:05 am § in America

FACEBOOK on the Louisiana Purchase

On Saturday, April 30, 1803, the Louisiana Purchase Treaty was signed by Robert Livingston, James Monroe, and Barbé Marbois in Paris. President Jefferson announced the treaty to the American people on July 4. After the signing of the Louisiana Purchase agreement in 1803, Livingston made this famous[...]

April 29th, 2020 - 3:57 am § in Misc.



April 28th, 2020 - 4:33 pm § in America

Covid-19 death toll surpasses Vietnam War

Covid-19 toll (April 28, 2020): 58,313 U.S. Vietnam War deaths: 58,209 Meanwhile, as some impatient GOP governors begin to reopen their states, “Georgia is projected to see its number of daily Covid-19 deaths nearly double by early August,” according to a researcher cited by the CDC. The[...]

April 28th, 2020 - 2:53 pm § in Politics

Does this protester have a death wish?

Polls show that only a small fraction of the American public — about 17% — support these protests; even a plurality of Republicans (47% to 36%) aren’t in sympathy with the protesters. And among the general public, far more Americans worry about lifting restrictions too soon than no[...]

April 27th, 2020 - 11:40 pm § in Misc.

Covid-positive “reopen” protester rails against quarantine

“A leader of a Facebook group demanding that North Carolina allow businesses to reopen amid the Covid-19 pandemic has tested positive for coronavirus but is still insisting that Governor Roy Cooper’s stay-at-home order be rescinded, saying it violates her right to freedom of religion,[...]

April 27th, 2020 - 1:36 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

A FACEBOOK DIALOG: Student Athletes .. a full boat proposal

On FB Charlies James and I were discussing the problem of low success rates in college for African American students. I suggest that one small part of the problem might be to rectify the the misuse of African American student athletes. Low admissions requirements and dubious academic programs by cre[...]

April 24th, 2020 - 1:17 pm § in Misc.

Navy says return captain to his ship

The Navy’s top brass recommended reinstating Capt. Brett Crozier to command of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, but Defense Secretary Mark Esper has balked, saying he wants to study the issue. President Trump has previously indicated his support for reinstating Crozier. Read story here. Meanwhile, anot[...]

April 24th, 2020 - 11:35 am § in America

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