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Saturday August 1st 2020

Today Mainly sunny. Wind becoming south 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 31. Humidex 35. UV index 10 or very high.
Tonight Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers overnight with risk of a thunderstorm. Wind south 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light overnight. Low 17.

I was wakened just after dawn by a fly tickling my head.  I had left doors open last night because I saw no flies around, but I guess there are few and it only takes one to ruin a good morning's sleep.

I am tired today and am starting to get reestablished here. I have bookkeeping to catch up.

Alberta receives serology test results for COVID-19 antibodies, records 113 new cases

“This indicated that Alberta’s testing program had identified about 17 per cent of cases in the population.”

With 113 new COVID-19 cases since Wednesday, Alberta now has 1,408 active cases. Of those, 91 people are in hospital and 18 people are being treated in intensive care units.

Five new deaths have also been reported. The latest fatalities were three people in their 90s, a woman in her 80s and a woman in her 70s, all in the Edmonton zone. The deaths have been linked to the outbreak at the Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre.

From their website: "226 Long Term Care Suites With private and semi private rooms, the residents that comprise this community are frail elderly, elderly with dementia and cognitively alert seniors. In addition to 24 hour nursing care, the facility offers occupational, physical and recreational therapy as well as Pastoral Care, social work and volunteer services."

"Frail elderly, elderly with dementia" people dying.  How does this become news--or a concern for the safety of the young that justifies anything beyond protecting the elderly???

Barb is working on the gardens and needs peat moss.  I need to go to the bank and get some vitamins, too so I am off to Three Hills.

I drove up and back and on the way I saw the check engine light occasionally. It has been coming on and off for a while. I'll have to check the codes. The van has issues, too.  The air-conditioning has lost charge again and its engine light is on, too.

I rolled down the driver's window when I was getting the peat moss and it refused to roll up again so I drove home with the window down. I'll have to pull the panel and I imagine some bolt has come undone.

I had supper and watched video until bed.

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What can you do to promote world peace?
Go home and love your family.
Mother Teresa

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 Dementia 

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Sunday August 2nd 2020

Today A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming south 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High 31. Humidex 36. UV index 9 or very high.
Tonight Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this evening and after midnight with risk of a thunderstorm. Wind south 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 16.

I slept until 0755 and woke refreshed. I have nothing to do today, so looked at the news. Next, I suppose i have to fix the car and the van or start,  I may cut some grass...

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I came across this article and watched excerpts from the disgraceful Barr inquisition and the MSM commentary.  It is hard to imagine that people can be so openly dishonest and bullying. These inquisitions are simply disgraceful, and the commentary in the video is disingenuous openly dishonest.

By questioning Barr, Democrats unmasked their policy of betrayal

As for mail-in ballots, just think about it for one minute, and if you are honest, you can see the problem.  A ballot arrives by mail. Who intercepts and opens it? Who fills it in?  Who is present and influences the choice when it is filled in and mailed? In many cases, there is not problem, but consider the incapacitated and the elderly and those who live in rural areas and tenements.  You don't have to be Einstein to see the problem.  When people go into a voting booth alone and mark a ballot, there is minimal opportunity for undue influence and less possibility for easy tampering..

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I am really of two minds about this WuWHOFlu and reading does not help.  There seem to be two camps: those who say it is not very different from other viruses in circulation and those who want a scorched earth approach.

I like the idea of not having any around, but suspect that people are far too cautious and in ways that are invasive and do not really change the chances of infection.  masks, for example do little or no good where there is no virus and that is pretty well everywhere.  Should we wear them all the time just in case? Some people don't find masks an issue and even like them, but some of us find they restrict breathing and are a nuisance.

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C, Ce Ce and I walked around the outer streets again.  By the time we were back, it was getting hot.

I am stiff today.

Leaving doors open on Friday evening was ill-advised, it seems. I sprayed for flies yesterday and will do it again today as there are still a few left.

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The Mystery at the Bottom of Physics

Kansas Should Go F--- Itself 
Matt Taibbi
Anything Matt writes is a must to read.
There are still a few clear eyes in this world

I spent the afternoon listening to my favourite tunes collected on Spotify.  At the moment Frank Zappa's Trouble Every Day (Live short version) is playing. 

In the lyrics Frank says: "You know people, I'm not black, but there's whole lot of times I wish I could say I'm not white."

The more things change the more they stay the same.

It's a perfect day to be windsurfing or doing something but I'm home undecided, drinking cider Bert left.  I'm depressed by the covid nonsense and general social stupidity and I realise that I've run out of novelty. That, and I never expected to live this long, let alone be in good shape. 

As I have said before I am like the donkey staving to death halfway between a bale of hay and a bucket of oats.

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Albert Einstein

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disingenuous
Slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth:

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Monday August 3rd 2020

Today Increasing cloudiness. A few showers with thunderstorms beginning near noon. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon. High 29. Humidex 31. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight A few showers with thunderstorms ending near midnight then clearing. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 11.

I looked at the clock. 6:00. I got up. It's Monday of a long weekend. Long weekends mean little to me except odd store hours and highway traffic Friday and Monday nights.

I decided I need to get working on things. I have been adjusting to being here, but I have been here four days now (Th FR Sa Su) and done little.

I started on the books.  I have to make sure I pay my bills on time and when I travel, weeks pass like days. I'm behind again.

C emailed and wanted top walk so I agreed.  Next I knew she and Ce Ce were at the door. We walked all around town again.  She is seeing the value in walking and it did me me good, too.  I have been a bit groggy and achy the past few days.  My balance has seemed a bit off, too. I had another migraine yesterday.  It was brief and visual only. I've noticed some tingling in my arms lately and started taking B12 again.

Today is cooler than yesterday so far. I'm catching up on the books now.

From Lockdowns to "The Great Reset"

I worked on the books and watched more Ultraviolet.

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Albert Einstein

Word of the Day
polemic

A polemic is contentious rhetoric that is intended to support a specific position by forthright claims and undermining of the opposing position. Polemics are mostly seen in arguments about controversial topics. The practice of such argumentation is called polemics.

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Tuesday August 4th 2020

Today Sunny. High 29. Humidex 31. UV index 9 or very high.
Tonight Clear. Low 11.

I got up at eight and got to work reconciling accounts. 

My newer laptop has been getting slower and slower in spite of having a fast processor, top rated components, and 16GB RAM. I searched and did not find any useful tips, but suddenly it twigged. 

I checked the free space on the 128 GB SSD C:\ drive and it was only a GB or two, hardly enough for Windows to function well.  No wonder. So, I compressed the C:\ drive and moved the pagefile to the SSD One TB D:\ drive and now C:| shows 26 GB free and things are back to normal.

Applications often assume they have privileges to install on the system drive and even if they allow installing on a second drive may be coded to store their data on the system drive.  It is bad programming, but we have to be aware of it and work around it.  Moreover, if special folders like Documents are moved, some programs still assume that the docs are on C:\ and create another Documents folder there, consuming precious space.  Maddening!

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Then I got to thinking about the upcoming FACS trip to Desolation Sound planned for mid-September.

That got me thinking about my boats and since Cassiopeia is booked for that slot, I needed to make sure Magic Moments is free.  That became a task, since apparently Colin wants the boat in Vancouver so I wrote him.  No answer. I then wondered about Cassiopeia and texted Ormar about the battens. 

Apparently he could not find the battens for the sail we put on Cassiopeia just before I left and had sent the boat out on charter without.  He said he received no complaints, but he had not informed me.  I would still be in the dark and if I had not asked, I would not know. 

Next I phoned Rick and he did not know where the battens are either, so I phoned Precision Sails to find out what they should look like.   I suspect they are the hoop of battens we saw in the shack and which Omar rejected. Ron will get back to me, he says.

So, now it is two and I still have to get at least one more month reconciled before I can let myself off the hook for the day. But I have tabs to close. There is too much to convey here, but if you want to put your ear to the ground, read the smoke signals, or listen to the jungle grapevine, turn off your TV and just click here.  There is signal and there is noise.

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The Public Health Disaster of Sweden’s No Lockdown Policy (According to Western Media) Summed Up in Two Charts

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Good Covid-19 News From Italy...and Sweden

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This may come a s surprise to some but not all
Soros Infuses $116K Into McCloskey Prosecutor's PAC Days After Charges Filed
Hmmm.  Maybe those 'conspiracy theorists' were right after all and Soros is financing mayhem

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Minneapolis Authorities Warn Residents "Prepare" To Be Robbed & Obey Criminals

Herd immunity / vaccine: Why experts need to stop describing elephant in the room so confidently

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Someone was asking about mead making. Here is the formula for those with many friends or a big thirst...

Filtered MeadMead Recipe
  • 2/3 Drum Chlorinated Water
  • 2 X 60 lbs honey -- liquefied and pasteurized
  • ~300 ml (~one cup) acid blend
  • ~400 ml dibasic Ammonium Phosphate yeast nutrient
    (consumed by the yeast during fermentation)
  • 3 tbsp sodium metabisulphite (kills competing wild yeasts)
  • 10 pkgs Lalvin EC-1118 Champagne Yeast

Add liquefied honey and metabisulphite to water, stir, leave until chlorine dissipates (several days) and temperature is stable at room temp. Add the rest of the ingredients, following the yeast instructions carefully (if you like).

Wait until the activity ends and the yeasts settle out. The mead should taste somewhat grapefruity and no longer sweet.  Siphon into sterile jugs or a secondary and leave loosely stoppered. When clear, filter.

For my purposes, melting the honey pasteurizes it well enough for brewing.  125° F for four hours or 145° F for 30 minutes is sufficient to pasteurize milk, and those conditions definitely assure melted honey. See  discussion of pasteurization

 And here is one for normal people...

But I learned a much better way to clarify the mead than filter and it is much easier, cheaper, and quicker...

I have been making some mead lately and I've gotten it down to the basics.  12 lbs honey, enough water to make up 5 gallons, 50ml of dibasic ammonium phosphate, and one pack of EC-1118.  After several days in the primary -- a five-gallon pail -- I siphon it into a carboy and wait until it stops bubbling.  The I add a pack of kieselsol and an hour later, the Chitosan.  After a day or three, it is ready to drink, but, of course the best plan is to bottle it and wait a while.

All these things are available online or at your nearest brewing retailer.

I heard from Colin, but he is texting and driving.  I suspect he is very stressed as his texts don't make sense. I told him to not worry and the contact me later. I have not heard from Ron.

Most people are not going to like what this man has to say, but he can see clearly and is only saying what I have been saying all along only much much better.

Victor Davis Hanson | Trump, China and Black Lives Matter

Quote of the Day
Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important,
although difficult, is the highroad to pride,
 self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.
Margaret Thatcher

Word of the Day
Desolation

1. the act of desolating or the state of being desolated; ruin or devastation
2. (Psychology) solitary misery; wretchedness
3. (Physical Geography) a desolate region; barren waste

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Wednesday August 5th 2020

Today Sunny. Wind becoming south 20 km/h near noon. High 30. Humidex 32. UV index 9 or very high.
Tonight Clear. Wind south 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 14.

I woke at three, got up a few minutes, went back to bed, slept a half-hour and got up. I probably should not have eaten that chili before bed.

I had breakfast and coffee, did some correspondence, and now, at 6 AM as the sun is rising in the north, am thinking of hitting the rack again.

It is 6:50, the sun is up and I am still up. Looks like beautiful day.

I did have a nap and then a driver called to get instructions to deliver my new shorts ordered from Mark's Work Wearhouse.  After that, C and I walked around the town.  We were both tired and cut corners.

On arriving home, I had a visual migraine that cleared up after a few minutes.

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An Effective COVID Treatment the Media Continues to Besmirch
Here are two charts that seem to prove something fairly conclusively.
(Of course, as with all charts, we need to know what went into making them, and we don't).

Note: hydroxychloroquine must be taken with zinc pills for best effect.
Hydroxychloroquine and Coronavirus ... Information I GUARANTEE You've Never Heard

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I've mentioned it before and maybe should mention again that I carry azithromycin. hydroxychloroquine and zinc with me wherever I go.

This cure was explained to me by Gillian back in March. G is a nurse and treated herself for the worst flu/pneumonia she had ever had a while back using this combination. She said she was going downhill rapidly until she took the combination and then suddenly got better fast.

At the time, in March, G figured she had maybe been through the WuWHOFlu back in December in California but subsequent testing in May said no.  Who really knows though? The tests are subject to error. Was the new flu in California before it was recognized?  Some say yes. The truth is out there... But who knows? First liar never had a chance.

So this treatment is not unknown and unproven. It has been reported many places for a long time, even before the WuWHOFlu, it seems.

I carry it because I don't trust our medical system. The doctors run in herds and follow fashion and this treatment is not in fashion. This treatment is best administered early on in the illness and our system waits until you are really sick to act.

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It's spooky.  Lately I have had a number of instances where I was about to contact someone and they contacted me right then.  Coincidence?  Yes, but a cluster of coincidences makes one wonder.

It happened again just now.  I had a flash that I should check to see if Dawn had booked me onto MM for the week in September.  I had spoken to her yesterday and so I looked online and I saw it is not shown yet.  So I was about to reach for the phone when it rang. It was Dawn confirming details. Now it is listed.  I can board late Saturday. Will I use all that time?  Probably not.

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After lunch, I went on a shopping spree on Amazon and bought all the stuff I have been thinking I need to get, including, believe it or not, prunes.  They were a good deal, but nuts are not.

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Then I came across an article about the Cordero Channel and I spent forty minutes dreaming about going there again complete with checking tides and landmarks. Last time I was there was Thursday August 24th 2017 with Bob on a trawler we were delivering and on which he had bought some extra time for a few days in Desolation Sound and north. 

We went up through Arran route which is four miles longer than Yaculta seeing as we were early and by that route avoided the worse turbulence and also avoided the Gillard portion making the whole thing a cake walk.

Even with the detour we were early so I had a nap and we were then almost late because Bob did not understand the importance of the timing and failed to wake me on schedule.

I wondered if maybe the currents may had been less than peak that day but I guess not. (right).

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Speaking of those strange coincidences.  I often wake up to see an exact hour on the clock.  Today at 1342 I was thinking of going outside to do some work and thought, hmmm, probably should avoid the solar noon due to UV peaking when the sun is near its zenith.  Wonder when solar noon is here, now?

I know it is not exactly 1200 and we have DST, too. So I looked online and guess what? 1344. In Calgary.  Here will be a bit earlier since we are east a bit??? Dunno?  Maybe 1342?

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Somehow the entire afternoon went by reconciling one credit card. Well, Medhat did call and we chatted quite a while.  I never did get around to vacuuming the vehicles or fixing the drivers window roll up on the Merc.

It is 6:42 and I think I should quit soon. I'll watch some Spanish and some video and go to bed early.  I may take Benadryl since I seem to be feeling an allergy or some sort.  I want to sleep well.

Denise had said she likes FluentU when she and Doug and I  spent an evening in the cockpit at Saltspring so I took a trial two weeks.  It is the most expensive course I have tried yet but it seems superior.  We'll see.  I told it I am basic and so I have to go through some pretty basic stuff.  Maybe I should jump a level?  Maybe not.  I am learning a bit and assume that will accelerate as we adjust.

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Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
Alexander Graham Bell

Word of the Day
Decadence

  • The act or process of falling into an inferior condition or state; deterioration; decay: Some historians hold that the fall of Rome can be attributed to internal decadence.

  • Moral degeneration or decay; turpitude.

  • Unrestrained or excessive self-indulgence.
    (often initial capital letter) the decadent

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Thursday August 6th 2020

Today Sunny. Wind becoming south 20 km/h near noon. High 30. Humidex 32. UV index 9 or very high.
Tonight Clear. Wind south 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 14.

Today Sunny. A mix of sun and cloud late this afternoon with 30 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm late this afternoon. High 33. Humidex 35. UV index 9 or very high.
Tonight Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this evening. Rain beginning before morning. Risk of a thunderstorm this evening. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 14.
 

I woke at seven after sleeping right through.  I was groggy, but that passed.  I usually drink coffee, but yesterday decided to try tea and so I had black tea. 

C and Ce Ce and I went for a walk, but did the shorter route today. We were both feeling tired.

I received a lot of items today including the tea strainers. I never did like orange pekoe, but am enjoying this black tea.

I should have done it sooner but was not happy to have to log into more accounts and the tracking that goes with all these services, but I am weakening in that regard. I installed You phone on my Windows 10 laptop and find it is amazing.

I wasted some time on the Edmonton list today writing about mead making.

At three, I drove to town and had my summer tires mounted and visited the printer to enquire about printing the Salish Sea Guides.  That took and hour and I cam home.

I then vacuumed the van and rinsed the worst of the dust from the door jambs.

Quote of the Day
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
Wayne Dyer

Word of the Day
Decadence

  • The act or process of falling into an inferior condition or state; deterioration; decay: Some historians hold that the fall of Rome can be attributed to internal decadence.

  • Moral degeneration or decay; turpitude.

  • Unrestrained or excessive self-indulgence.
    (often initial capital letter) the decadent

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Friday August 7th 2020

Today Showers ending near noon then clearing. Risk of a thunderstorm early this morning. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Wind west 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming northwest 40 gusting to 60 near noon. High 21. UV index 6 or high.
Tonight Clear. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 diminishing to 20 this evening then becoming light overnight. Low 9

I woke at six-thirty. Looking out, the day is blustery and rainy.  Today I have to go to Calgary for an eye appointment.  I have to be in South Calgary at 2:45.

Now that we are seeing that the covid is not orders of magnitude worse than a really bad flu year and that jurisdictions with draconian measures are not doing statistically better than more casual jurisdictions The pandemic promoters are grasping for excuses to mandate pretend measures like insisting on masks where they are not useful. I noticed that it it is now claimed that covid (The WuWHOFlu) is special compared to our regular flus due to asymptomatic transmission so I Googled and guess what?

Asymptomatic influenza transmission
Viral shedding by asymptomatic persons occurs for around 3–4 days and by symptomatic persons for around five days.5,7 The
amount of virus shed by asymptomatic persons was only slightly less than that shed by those with symptoms.2,

Do Public Health and Infection Control Measures Work to Prevent the Spread of Flu?
As many as 50% of infections with normal seasonal flu may be asymptomatic, which may in part be due to pre-existing partial immunity [1]. Asymptomatic patients shed virus and can transmit the disease, but not at the same rate as symptomatic individuals, which creates an invisible “reservoir” for the virus. The implication of this is that public health disease containment measures and infection control measures, alone, may slow but cannot stop a flu epidemic.

Influenza Transmission in Acute Health Care
A significant number of asymptomatic people shed the influenza virus, thereby exposing other individuals in their vicinity, according to research presented at the 29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, held April 13 to 16, 2019, in Amsterdam

 Another myth exposed. These are just the first articles that caught my eye.

Sweden’s top virologist has a message on how to defeat coronavirus: Open schools and no masks

People worry about the WuWHOFlu virus but I am more worried about the BLM virus that is going around and seems highly infectious and destructive

This is a really really good discussion between two very smart people
Joe Rogan Experience #1512 - Ben Shapiro

I drove to the city and had my pressures checked.  Both eyes read 14, which is ideal and means the SLT operation worked as well before which is good news.   This was the fourth time I had that laser operation.

I was home around six.

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No one remembers who came in second.
Walter Hagen

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draconian

Draconian comes from Draco, the name of a 7th-century B.C. Athenian legislator who created a written code of law. Draco's code was intended to clarify preexistent laws, but its severity is what made it really memorable. In Draco's code, even minor offenses were punishable by death, and failure to pay one's debts could result in slavery.

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Saturday August 8th 2020

Today A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers with risk of a severe thunderstorm. High 22. UV index 7 or high.
Tonight Partly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers this evening. Becoming clear overnight. Risk of a severe thunderstorm this evening. Low 7.

I woke at six and spent the morning researching holding tank treatments. Apparently Cooper Boating has had some blockages and the most recent is on Magic Moments. They panicked and want me to spend $900 (estimate. Would be more) on a macerator pump and installation.  I said, "Whoa". There are simpler solutions.

I'm having a few friends over for supper tonight so have to get ready for that.

I went out to burn some trash and noticed I have bees, robbers by the looks of it.

I bought three masks in Mexico and wear them occasionally around here when required or to keep Karen off my back.  I washed them today and was surprised at the amount of dirt that came out.

My friends came for supper at six.   Supper was pressure-cooked ribs,  baked potatoes, and broccoli and cauliflower. There were four of us.

We sat around until nine-thirty and they left.  I did the dishes, watched more of Ultraviolet and went to bed.

Ultraviolet has proven to be strictly formulaic but I find it watchable,  Several episodes brushed on the nasty currently ubiquitous running and brutality memes, but the series veered away from that and is largely free of nastiness except for the part in each episode seven minutes from the end where Ola's life is in immanent danger, but the cavalry always shows up in the nick of time.

This story outline a popular and easy fairytale theme that never grows old. I watch Ultraviolet because the people are pleasant and easy to look at, the camerawork is acceptable, the locations interesting, and the scripts and culture are intriguing as they are Polish. 

Polish is very different to my ear from other languages although the sounds are similar to others..  I don't recognize any word similarities, even to languages I've heard from nearby countries.  The peculiar exception is that yes and no seem to sound opposite to the sounds in some other languages.

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Live without pretending,
love without depending,
listen without defending,
speak without offending.
Drake

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macerator

A macerator pump grinds solid toilet waste into small particles for easier discharge either overboard in the case of marine applications or into holding tanks on RVs.

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Sunday August 9th 2020

Today Mainly sunny. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 22. UV index 6 or high.
Tonight A few clouds. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 7.

I woke at five-thirty.  The house is a sixty-three degrees F so I tuned up the heat. 

I lit the furnace the other day.  After being away so long, I had forgotten how cold Canada is.  It is quite shocking, really.  This is summer?  It is like winter in La Paz, but more blustery and changeable.

Today would have been Ellen's 76th birthday. On the 15th, she will be dead seven years.  Hard to believe.

Morning reading for Sunday August 9th

More Evidence that Green Tea + Zinc Might Be Able to Help Fight Covid

"Within Days I Was Able To Breathe": NYC Democratic Councilman Says Hydroxychloroquine Saved His Life

Social media companies continue to assert their power over the political sphere

World's Top Epidemiologists - Masks Don't Work!
Except they are great for virtue-signaling

At eight, I was tired and had a forty-minute nap.

After, I did some more reconciliation and cleaned up the computer a bit, then ordered some black water tank product and had another nap, this time for two hours.  I am beat today.  I only slept about five or six hours last night so maybe that is it. Otherwise I am feeling great.

This time I ordered the product to Powell River. It will arrive at a 'locker' about the same time I arrive if all goes according to plan. Then I ordered another to Sidney for Cassiopeia.

I also played with Virtualbox and set up two Linux visions, Ubuntu and Mint and a virtual Chromebook.

6 Questions an Honest, Intelligent Reporter Would Ask Dr. Fauci About COVID-19

1. How is COVID-19 a novel virus?

2. Why should we worry about COVID mutations?

3. Doesn’t COVID-19 behave like SARS?

4. Why not give patients hydroxychloroquine and zinc?

5. Doesn’t the wide range of symptoms make sense?

6. How does the government respond to broader immunity than you expected?

This is not a novel virus and it works in ways very similar to SARS. Cytokine storms have been studied for years and there are some good therapies available. Death rates are falling likely because doctors and patients are employing these therapies.

The PCR type test looks for pieces of the COVID-19 virus RNA. It does not determine whether the virus is alive or dead. A T-cell response would leave viral debris in the body for some period of time

The PCR type test looks for pieces of the COVID-19 virus RNA. It does not determine whether the virus is alive or dead. A T-cell response would leave viral debris in the body for some period of time

 

Long and dense, but very intriguing
The Spies Who Hijacked America

As a doctoral candidate at Cambridge working under "FBI Informant" Stefan Halper, I had a front-row seat for Russiagate

More Than 84,000 Mail In Ballots Disqualified In New York City Primary
...And they say Trump is exaggerating the risk of voting by mail? The Democrats just demonstrated how right he is.

Even Bill can see the media are doing their own causes harm

Furious Democrats Faced With A Daunting Question: Will They Dare To Challenge Trump's Stimulus Orders
Dems just outmaneuvered themselves with their delays.
Dare they challenge him?
People underestimate Trump. He is a winner.  Can't stop himself from winning.  It is instinctive.

It is looking more and more to me that Trump is about to play his trump in the endgame. he is no fool and I would not say that abut the Dem leadership. . It was clear to me that he would win the last time and I'd bet on him winning by more than a nose this time.  Cancel culture has silenced the opposition, but there is a lot of pent-up quiet disgust and anger against the Dems and that will be expressed in the solitude and privacy of the ballot box.

One other thing.  Everyone thinks the Dems plan to run Biden. Obviously that would be crazy.  I'm not sure even Biden believes it. I'm guessing he is a place-holder and they will pull him near the end for medical reasons (if he does not have a convenient 'attack' of something) and the subsequent excitement of choosing a new Dem candidate will overshadow the presidential race until the stretch. reframing the contest and putting them ahead in the public mind. Mindshare is everything.

I ordered a borescope.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

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morphic resonance

...holds as a basic property of nature that forms and patterns are contagious: that once something happens somewhere, it induces the same thing to happen elsewhere.

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