Say What!

Safe is only a relative concept.

8 months ago I started vaccinations. I completed the 2 shots 1 month apart. I did not have a reaction to the vaccine although some people did. But did anything happen? What? What did it mean? Were we SAFE from the virus and the pandemic now that we took the next step.

It is 8 months later and the population did not become vaccinated as planned. Many have refused to even consider the action. There are many reasons. It is HERD non-immunation! I see it as a reaction to lies told and believed at the start of the pandemic. But it is what it is. We can never know what might have happened.

There are people in the population that are sick, no, actually, with Covid. Some know but don’t believe it. Some know and don’t care. Some don’t know. Here is the amazing thing, if you don’t think you have it you can’t get a test for it! The plan seems to leave the general population in the OLD Fashion condition, you can get “immune’d” by surviving the infection.


Did the vaccine work?
I don’t know.
What was it supposed to do?
Keep us from ever getting Covid-19!
Not true. But it is the goal!

Vaccines: The Basics (copied from various sources and annotated without permission)

Vaccines contain the same germs that cause disease. But they have been either killed or weakened to the point that they don’t make you sick. Some vaccines contain only a part of the disease germ.

A vaccine stimulates your immune system to produce antibodies, exactly like it would if you were exposed to the disease. After getting vaccinated, you develop immunity to that disease, without having to get the disease first. That is sort of True?

The source said “This is what makes vaccines such powerful medicine. Unlike most medicines, which treat or cure diseases, vaccines prevent them”. This is false to a point. stimulates not prevents is correct. A vaccine is not designed to prevent anything just make the body, your body, do what God designed it to do when you want it to, when you can watch and take action if anything does wrong, not at a pandemic time.

The source said “However, no vaccine is 100% effective and, though rare, fully vaccinated people can contract coronavirus”. This is false. The vaccine always stimulates your immune system to produce antibodies. 100%, always, if it does not kill you, it works. Can the antibodies prevent another infection? Will they pass the test of time? These are actually the questions and where the less-than-100% results come in.

These cases, fully vaccinated people with coronavirus, known as breakthrough infections, can cause COVID-like symptoms — or no symptoms at all. It is always nice to have a name for failure that does not sound like the failure it is! This is realistic when a vaccine is tested and proven but not when everyone knows the process has not been finished.

It was 8 months after the vaccinations started and normal activities had resumed for a good part. Mask requirements were lifted. Groups were meeting together, in person. I was there. The day after one such meeting for regular activities I heard that a person attending had tested positive. I waited and nothing changed with me. It happened again weeks later. A different person came down with Covid-19. A person there was tested due to close contact, positive results. I was tested, positive results. Breakthrough infections both, we 2 were fully vaccinated.

Now, a little over 8 months after, we 2 will live we think. Will this natural immunization work better than the manufactured version? Can the new antibodies prevent another infection? Will these antibodies pass the test of time?

Everyone knows the process will continue.

This is now again 2 weeks of further process. The Covid was not bad! OTC Meds worked for us. The ‘initial group’ of infection was not vaccinated. The natural nature of the ‘process’ occurred. All got sick, Most recovered. One had complications into pneumonia and entered Emergency Room Care, Was put on a respirator, Got worse, Died.

My infection source did recover very well. Another friend, unvaccinated, got it from from us. Because we are vaccinated we passed a weakened version to them and they developed antibodies naturally.

I, however, developed complications into pneumonia and entered Emergency Room Care! WOW! Did I mention I have COPD, Sleep Apnea and am ‘a little’ Old. I almost died from the cure. I was extremely tired and fell asleep and, of course stopped breathing. Panicked response to what was expected had me on the brink of incubation and the respirator. I came back before completed so I don’t have to recover from the cutting. Antibiotics worked its magic. I got a CPAP machine, Added Oxygen supply, Received antivirals, Stayed 4 days.

I am home. Insurance is covering the cost of home oxygen supply. This is helping a better feeling. My O2 dropped but not critically. I will be cautious for several months. I have just canceled a flight to Washington. I don’t feel good about traveling. Improvement is very slow.

Everyone knows the process continues.

3 Months After Infection Positive

I woke up yesterday. I had slept only 8 hours and I felt good. Why was this such a Good thing? I have been sleeping 12+ hours every night and still getting tired after a few minutes activity or a few hours of being awake. This had actually been the status for almost 2 years. Covid 19 Lockdown in March 2020 was still a normal day. I attended a training class 80 miles away, spent the entire day, came home and still felt OK. That was 20 months ago now. All that time went very slowly except the trip to the Emergency Room. That change happened in just 2 days!

I think I am putting an END on this tale. Hopefully I won’t reopen it. I don’t think I will need or get the third vaccine shot. I feel being sick and surviving did that for me. I am happy that I feel this way after only 3 month after a POSITIVE test!

Everyone knows the process continues.


Blame Motorists?

The massive oil distribution network, which delivers nearly half of the fuel used on the Eastern seaboard, was targeted by Russian hackers Friday, May 7, 2021, helping contribute to an overall hike in prices at the pump.

Fuel resumed moving through the Colonial Pipeline late Wednesday afternoon, easing worries about fuel shortages five days after hackers strangled the massive oil pipeline through the South.

The hack left many stations out of gas, motorists panicked and sent prices soaring.

It is time for truth instead of HYPE. The prices for a gallon of Gasoline did not rise by itself. The stations raised prices because they could. The gas stations, owned by people like you, raised them! A few motorists panicked, some did not even know about the hack, the rest of us became mad because others clogged the pumps to buy higher priced gasoline!

AND THEY LAUGH AT US. If we know who did this why not stop them. I don’t mean stop them the next time! I mean this time. Is what they did illegal? Did they break any law? Can we “shoot back”? Are they smarter than we are? They know something we don’t! This paradigm must be changed?


For Reasons

A number of influential commentators who firmly opposed Donald Trump in 2016 recently announced their intention to vote for him in 2020.

But the fact is that Trump presents a much greater danger to key constitutional values, and does more than anyone else to lend apparent credibility to extreme forms of protest as well as an unremittingly negative appraisal of America. Voting for Trump to stem the rising tide of illiberalism is about as pure an example of cutting off your nose to spite your face as political life can afford.


New Normal

The new Normal is working itself out by taking the path-of-least-resistance. People are accepting what they no longer want to fight. As usual the best way is harder than the worst way. The acceptable is now finding a middle position and we are losing the chance to make things better!

Our current President is a Master Deal Maker and is not worried about how he looks to people who cannot hurt him as he completes the steps of the Deals he is making.

Officially he is positive for the Virus but no one can really be sure about a liar and his team of liars. It is what liars do that makes them liars. The team is not worried about keeping the lies straight. Contradictions are commonplace.

People in the population are seeing the opportunity to further their cause by making statements and claims only meant to incite and publicize and maybe gain a little ground in the process. Protesters would be startled if they were granted their demands because getting their demands is not the goal.

I had been pushing for everyone to take responsibility for their acts, good and bad, but the opportunity has past and reality is coming to light. Responsible People are at a disadvantage in the new normal. The new normal is ‘irresponsibility wins’. I feel I am the first to understand this. Self interest is now the goal of most active people in our nation. This has always been the case but it was not the main driving force in all interactions as it is in this New Normal of the 2020 year of opportunity.

Personal Freedom is dominant and requires no Responsibility!


July 4th 2020

One Day in 20 years (1763-1783) became Independence Day – On July 4, 1776, the 13 colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Each year on the fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, Americans celebrate this historic event.

The Revolutionary War (1775-83), also known as the American Revolution, which arose from growing tensions between residents of Great Britain’s 13 North American colonies and the colonial government, which represented the British crown, started as an insurrection.

The French and Indian War, or Seven Years’ War (1756-1763), brought new territories under the power of the crown, but the expensive conflict lead to new and unpopular taxes.

For more than a decade before the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775,  the British government attempted to raise revenue by taxing the colonies (notably the Stamp Act of 1765, the Townshend Acts of 1767 and the Tea Act of 1773), which met with heated protest among many colonists. Colonial resistance led to violence in 1770, when British soldiers opened fire on a mob of colonists, killing five men in what was known as the Boston Massacre.  After December 1773, when a band of Bostonians dressed as Mohawk Indians boarded British ships and dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor during the Boston Tea Party, an outraged Parliament passed a series of measures (known as the Intolerable, or Coercive Acts) designed to reassert imperial authority in Massachusetts. Skirmishes between British troops and colonial militiamen in Lexington and Concord in April 1775 kicked off the armed conflict. It was an insurrection by colonist who resented their lack of representation in Parliament and demanded the same rights as other British subjects. Notice that the wording of this statement implies acceptance that colonists were indeed British subject. Changing this status was not a goal.

When British General Lord Charles Cornwallis and his army surrendered to General George Washington’s American force and its French allies at the Battle of Yorktown on October 19, 1781, it was more than just military win. The outcome in Yorktown, Virginia marked the conclusion of the last major battle of the American Revolution and the start of a new nation’s independence.

Though the movement for American independence effectively triumphed at the Battle of Yorktown, contemporary observers did not see that as the decisive victory yet. British forces remained stationed around Charleston, and the powerful main army still resided in New York. Though neither side would take decisive action over the better part of the next two years, the British removal of their troops from Charleston and Savannah in late 1782 finally pointed to the end of the conflict. British and American negotiators in Paris signed preliminary peace terms in Paris late that November, and on September 3, 1783, Great Britain formally recognized the independence of the United States in the Treaty of Paris. At the same time, Britain signed separate peace treaties with France and Spain (which had entered the conflict in 1779), bringing the American Revolution to a close after eight long years.



Look at this! Another thing I had nothing to do with. Washington, D.C., D.C. in full District of Columbia, city and capital of the United States of America. Its population ranks it 50 out of 52 (2 states are smaller) and its size ranks it 51 out of 51. Source It is coextensive with the District of Columbia (the city is often referred to as simply D.C.) and is located on the northern shore of the Potomac River at the river’s navigation head—that is, the transshipment point between waterway and land transport. The state of Maryland borders the District of Columbia to the north, east, and west, and the state of Virginia borders the District on the southern shore of the Potomac River.

After the American Civil War (1861–65), the city of Washington expanded beyond its originally planned boundaries and became legally indistinguishable from the District of Columbia. Washington, D.C., remains a territory, not a state, and since 1974 it has been governed by a locally elected mayor and city council over which Congress retains the power of veto.

Washington, D.C., remains a territory, not a state, but where is it listed? I don’t see it here.


The Washington metropolitan area covers nearly 4,000 square miles (10,360 square km) and encompasses 10 counties, 5 in Maryland (Montgomery, Prince George’s, Frederick, Charles, and Calvert) and 5 in Virginia (Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Stafford, and Prince William).

Area District, 68 square miles (176 square km). Pop. (2000) 572,059; Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Division, 3,727,565; Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area, 4,796,183; (2010) 601,723; Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Division, 4,377,088; Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area, 5,582,170.

The role Washington plays as the capital of the United States often overshadows its lively local history and its complex political, economic, and social issues.

About half the land in Washington is owned by the U.S. government, which pays no taxes on it. Several hundred thousand people in the D.C. metropolitan area work for the federal government.


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats were working “to correct an injustice.” but it indicates that she doesn’t know it was their choice to live in a territory as with all other residents of territories.

“For more than two centuries, the residents of Washington D.C., the District of Columbia, have been denied their right to fully participate in their democracy,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said during a news conference at the Capitol in the lead up to the vote. “Instead, they have been dealt the injustice of paying taxes, proudly serving in uniform in great numbers and contributing to the economic power of our nation while being denied the full enfranchisement which is their right.”


What White

Contemporary anthropologists and other scientists, while recognizing the reality of biological variation between different human populations, regard the concept of a unified, distinguishable “white race” or “white people” as socially constructed. With this fact in mind I am offended by the term and reject it. Or maybe more specially, that the majority it is meant to represent is the actual target. I accept the existence of “white people” as a social group of “Irresponsible, anonymous, controlling, exploitative, greedy, … mostly European people” that is proving to be detrimental to the Social Health of our Nation.

These clips are from – DiAngelo, Robin J.. White Fragility. Beacon Press. Kindle Edition.

“As powerful forces of white racism again swell, ”  Agree

To eradicate racism, she encourages white people to relinquish ingrained hyper-attachment to individualism and embrace predictable patterns of their own racial group. Disagree with using racial group, should be social group.

throughout history, race has been black culture’s issue;
however, I understand racism as a system into which I was socialized, Agree

If your definition of a racist is someone who holds conscious dislike of people because of race, then I agree that it is offensive for me to suggest that you are racist when I don’t know you. I also agree that if this is your definition of racism, and you are against racism, then you are not racist. Now breathe. I am not using this definition of racism, Agreed but most readers are so it is misleading

Race science was driven by these social and economic interests, which came to establish cultural norms and legal rulings that legitimized racism and the privileged status of those defined as white. Agree that race science has done this but for the privileged “white people” social group.

As Ta-Nehisi Coates states, “But race is the child of racism, not the father.” He means that first we exploited people for their resources, not according to how they looked. Exploitation came first, and then the ideology of unequal races to justify this exploitation followed. Agreed

From A race is a grouping of humans based on shared physical or social qualities into categories generally viewed as distinct by society.[1]The term was first used to refer to speakers of a common language and then to denote national affiliations. By the 17th century the term began to refer to physical (phenotypical) traits. Modern scholarship regards race as a social construct, an identity which is assigned based on rules made by society. While partially based on physical similarities within groups, race does not have an inherent physical or biological meaning.[1][2]



My Ancestors

I come from European Stock. English, German, Swedish mainly. My grandparents came to this country as immigrants. That. is the only difference in the early history of the American States that may differ from yours unless you are one of the few wealthy families from the start. They worked, they were working class immigrants. Most of the country’s immigrants were also. They were not part of city life but being from cooler areas of Europe landed in similar climates in the new land. My parents were born here and stayed, more-or-less, in those same areas. Even when towns and cities formed, ethnic areas composed these because immigrants tended to settle with like family units; ie.English on the north side, Swedish on the southeast, etc.; for support and protection. After all the immigrants did displace the Indians who already here.

The people that I grew up with were also this type but based on Italian, Polish, Irish, Scottish, . . . There were not many African, Caribbean, Chinese, Mexican, Islanders, etc. immigrants because their paths did not came to or through what I call our area. And my ancestors had yet to fight the ‘Civil War’ to free the slaves in the south. We were not rich and I did not know we were poor. We controlled and helped our families. Our families were large and that was as close as we came to having slaves. We could never afford to take care of slaves because we were busy caring for our families. I remember being told very young, “Don’t give your word easily, but when you do, keep it”. Given this history I am sure you can see why I resent anyone implying that I owe someone from my past. This also makes it easier for me to feel ‘bad’ when someone implies I did not honor my responsibilities.

The first time this questioning came around in the 50’s and 60’s I was confused because I did not understand that ‘White’ referred to me. I did not know where ‘White’ was. ‘Redneck’ referred to my friends on the farm because they were not allowed to go shirtless. I was pretty dark at the end of summer. Even a few years ago I was ask ‘How much African-American I had in me?’ I had to say ‘None. It is Swedish.’ Lately I came to understand that that term referred to me and others as a majority term. I had turned ‘White’ when I wasn’t looking! I had always thought of myself as a ‘minority of one’, and fought for myself against friend and foe alike.

Language History – White people – Wikipedia › wiki › White_people

Modern racial hierarchies. The term “white race” or “white people” entered the major European languages in the later 17th century, originating with the racialization of slavery at the time, in the context of the Atlantic slave trade and the enslavement of indigenous peoples in the Spanish Empire. As I analyze this definition 2 things stand out. “the racialization of slavery at the time” means that it was not that way before! AND “enslavement of indigenous peoples in the Spanish Empire” means it too was brought to America!

White people

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

White people is a racial classification and skin color specifier, used mostly and often exclusively for people of European descent; depending on context, nationality, and point of view. The term has at times been expanded to encompass persons of Middle Eastern and North African descent (for example, in the US Census definition), persons who are often considered non-white in other contexts. The usage of “white people” or a “white race” for a large group of mainly or exclusively European populations, defined by their light skin, among other physical characteristics, and contrasting with “black people“, Amerindians, and other “colored” people or “persons of color“, originated in the 17th century. It was only during the 19th century that this vague category was transformed in a quasi-scientific system of race and skin color relations. Prior to the modern age, no European peoples regarded themselves as “white”, but rather defined their race, ancestry, or ethnicity in terms of their nationality. Moreover, there is no accepted standard for determining the geographic barrier between white and non-white people. Contemporary anthropologists and other scientists, while recognizing the reality of biological variation between different human populations, regard the concept of a unified, distinguishable “white race” as socially constructed. As a group with several different potential boundaries, it is an example of a fuzzy concept

Various social constructions of whiteness have been significant to national identity, public policy, religion, population statistics, racial segregation, affirmative action, white privilege, eugenics, racial marginalization, and racial quotas.  The concept of whiteness has particular resonance in the Anglosphere: e.g., in the United States (White Americans), Canada (white Canadians), Australia (white Australians), New Zealand (white New Zealanders), the United Kingdom (white British), and South Africa (white South Africans). In much of the rest of Europe, the distinction between race and nationality is more blurred; when people are asked to describe their race or ancestry, they often describe it in terms of their nationality.

WOW. Prior to the modern age, no European peoples regarded themselves as “white”. Sooo, NOW they do? What happened to defining their race, ancestry, or ethnicity in terms of their nationality? Why would European peoples regarded themselves as “white”? Who designated “European Peoples” as “White” and designated “enslaved indigenous peoples” as “Black” then “negroes” then “Afro-American” then “Colored People” then “People of Color” then …? The people who would do such a thing are the same group of “??????? People” that benefit from the division; The same group that fears the power of the resulting combined group of “Victims”. Is it the same group that claims “No Responsibility” for anything? 

And finally as I see it: The term “white race” or “white people” entered the major European languages in the later 17th century, originating with the racialization of slavery at the time. The term “black people” came with it as an opposing term. These terms have no scientific standing. They are Social terms. As social terms their origins are slavery. “black people” understood this at a deeper level. For many individuals, communities and countries, “black” is perceived as a derogatory, outdated, reductive or otherwise unrepresentative label and it has been rejected in favor of “person of color”. Both of these terms, “white or  black”, perpetuate Slavery by their use


Untruth Comes in 2 Forms

I was reading FaceBook posts and I could not keep a thought out of my mind. There are a huge number of liars posting on FaceBook. I commented on a friends post that part of the post was possibly not correct or ‘wrong’. His reply was ‘Why does it matter?’ The evidence to make his point was wrong but it was an excuse for the remainder NOT a reason. There is a saying, ‘Let’s throw it on the wall and see what stick’. What you throw on a wall is not lies, or truths or facts, it is anything that may be believed.

Taken from On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt, Princeton University Press (2005). £6.50/$9.95 pp.67.ISBN: 0691122946. The distinction between lying and bullshitting is fairly clear. The liar asserts something which he himself believes to be false. He deliberately misrepresents what he takes to be the truth. The bullshitter, on the other hand, is not constrained by any consideration of what may or may not be true. In making his assertion, he is indifferent to whether what he is says is true or false. His goal is not to report facts. It is, rather, to shape the beliefs and attitudes of his listeners in a certain way.

The distinction is very clear but I see the problem in the personal (reverse) direction. The difference is the mind of the writer or speaker. It doesn’t even depend on whether the statement or idea is actually true! So does it actually make a difference. Only in OUR mind about the speaker’s motive. Is he not my friend (because he lied to me when I expected the truth) or is he still my friend ( because he was just kidding around and getting me to think about what he said just as I did)? My conclusion is: It only matters if it is from a friend! A friend should be the only one we give the Right of untruth!

Maybe it s Facebook thing that I FRIEND someone that I do not know. Certainly it is not in politics or business that I assume that a person is a friend without having proof or history as a base for this relationship. But we act that way. Don’t we?

In politics the candidate delivers speech after speech and we make decisions on what is said, truth, lie, or BS. After the election, no responsibility, We elect a businessman with a history of refusing to pay suppliers he used in business and wonder how/why he could/would to the very same thing in his first political office.

In the Facebook website there are ADs that promise a product that is too-good-to-be-true from companies that have no history or proof of being responsible except that they are allow to use Facebook and act surprised to find that is not true, that the company is not responsible, and is not really a company at all but just a person who disappeared as easily as it appeared.

The truth is that truth does not matter in our current, normal world. It is the appearance of truth that covers untruth that matters. It is the truth that NO ONE is or can be held responsible in our current normal world. A person is killed by police for trying to pass a bogus $20 bill (held responsible) and the police who overstepped his Right (to detain) must be made to be responsible. To me it seems that the New Normal is expecting the people that accept NO RESPONSIBILITY to require all the rest of us to accept ALL RESPONSIBILITY for the untruths in our world.


What it Isn’t/Is

Covid-19 Isn’t

  • March 29,2020
  • A common cold- General aches, runny nose etc.
  • a type of fu – General aches, fever, feeling crapy, etc.
  • A type of flu – intestinal infection, nausea, diarrhea, etc.

Covid-19 Is

  • March 29,2020
  • What it is – ARDS, a respiratory disease and this YouTube video shows how it works.
  • It takes up to 2 weeks to show in most victims, sometimes never.
  • May 18,2020 We now have added MIS-C. The C in the name is for Children from age 9 to 18. It seems to take 6 to 8 weeks to show symptoms.
  • The Novel Virus seems to very patient