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We're in the clutches of Cristobal.

Rain is pouring like a son-of-a-bitch.
Dock is under water and can hardly see the bay.
Still got power, so far so good.

Alabama gulf coast.

Why they vote in Florida:

New York state will usually go Democratic in a presidential election.
Florida is a swing state.

My daughter's father-in-law has homes on Cape Cod and in Florida.
He's a right winger.
He KNOWS his vote won't matter in liberal Massachusetts, but MIGHT in Florida.
So he registers in Florida.

My take on the employment numbers.

My friend has a small business, a car dealership.
Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep.

In order not to have to repay the government loan he has to keep all his employees on payroll and re-employ any who were laid off.

I think that's where these numbers are coming from.
So that they don't have to repay loans, businesses are recalling laid off workers.
When the stimulus money runs out these folks will be on the street again.

Fake numbers.

Trump Resigns From Presidency To Become Full-Time Writer For Sarah Cooper

Donald Trump has resigned from his position as President to devote more time to creating material for comedian Sarah Cooper.
The comedy duo have enjoyed huge success in recent weeks with their quirky online videos about injecting disinfectant, taking hydroxychloroquine and not understanding the meaning of per-capita.

In one hilarious slapstick routine – written by Trump – there is confusion about the difference between the meaning of testing positive and testing negative for coronavirus.

“He’s clearly got a knack for comedy and he’s decided to take it on full time,” a spokesperson for Trump said. “They make a great team and Donald has decided that he wants to concentrate on making content for Sarah full time”.

But fans say Mr Trump could have been able to manage both roles. “I think he could’ve still performed his role as president while creating great comedy content,” one supporter said.

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Any problems dealing with the current situation?
Let us know about problems.
Maybe we can help.

Anybody doing tagine dishes?

We discovered this from a Moroccan friend a couple of years ago.

The tagine dates back to Harun al-Rashid, a ruler of the Early Muslim conquests. The earliest writings about the concept of cooking in a tajine appear in the famous One Thousand and One Nights, an Arabic-language story collection from the ninth century. It is also mentioned during the Abbasid Caliphate (which stretched from the Middle East to North Africa and al-Andalus during the ninth century). The dish would have been already famous among the nomadic Bedouin people of the Arabian Peninsula, who added dried fruits such as dates, apricots and plums to give it its unique taste.

The traditional tajine pottery, sometimes painted or glazed, consists of two parts: a circular base unit that is flat with low sides and a large cone- or dome-shaped cover that sits on the base during cooking. The cover is designed to return all condensation to the bottom. That process can be improved by adding cold water into the specially designed well at the top of the lid.


I'm taking an online course in contact tracing. We all should.

I'm learning a hell of a lot more about SARS CoV 2 and Covid 19 than I ever got from TV.

It would really be good if all seniors took it.
You can do it for free, or pay $49 and get a certificate and maybe a joib.

Here ya' go:

Fascinating article on 'reverse aging'.

Josh Mitteldorf
Aging Matters

Age Reduction Breakthrough
Posted on May 11, 2020

"If you eschew hyperbole and hang in for the long haul, maintaining a discipline of understatement in the midst of a flashy neon world, you may be offered a modicum of credence when you make an extraordinary announcement. No one is entitled to this courtesy twice. If the news that you trumpet to the moon does not pan out, your readers will be justified in discounting everything you say thereafter.

Here goes.

I believe major rejuvenation has been achieved in a mammal, using a relatively benign intervention that shows promise of scaling up to humans. I’m going to stake my reputation on it."


I had to stop a look up several words/terms, but this may herald a real breakthrough on reversing the aging process.
It's a long article and the comments at the end by different experts in the field are just as riveting.

WOW! The repugs are scared shitless of mail-in voting.

They KNOW that they can't win a straight up fair election in this country any more.
Their only hope is to suppress the vote as much as they can.

Here is my hope, and I know it won't happen, but...
We take both houses and the white-house.
We add two justices to the supreme court.
And then we make provision for multiple political parties to have their say in our government.

And that last one I know will never, never happen.
If the Democrats to come into power they/we will probably try and hold onto it as tenaciously as the repugs do.
But I can dream, can't I?

Amazon: "We don't know how many cases we have because that's not a particularly useful number."

60 Minutes, just now.

Yeah, right.
Fuck Bezos and Amazon.
I'm done with them.
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