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Secret Passages: Navigating the Uncharted [Bumped]

Moonbats unleashed in Congress. Get the hook!

Covid-19 — Navigating the Uncharted | NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE On the basis of a case definition requiring a diagnosis of pneumonia, the currently reported case fatality rate is approximately 2%.4 In another article in the Journal, Guan et al.5 report mortality of 1.4% among 1099 patients with laboratory-confirmed Covid-19; these patients had a wide spectrum of disease severity. If one assumes that the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968) rather than a disease similar to SARS or MERS, which have had case fatality rates of 9 to 10% and 36%, respectively.

ONLINE QUIZ: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Apple and CDC

BUH-BYE!    Late night shows are going the way of newspapers

OTOH: It will take you “years” of therapy to recover if you watch this:

China: ‘We’ve Completely Cured Coronavirus And Everything Is Fine Here And No One Is Allowed In To Check’

ABC News/WaPo Poll: Trump approval at highest ever, majority approve of handling of pandemic 66% express confidence in the federal government’s ability to handle the outbreak”

Sultan Knish: Who’s Funding the Coronavirus Political Trolls? Steven Spielberg and his wife gave $100,000. His former partner, Jeffrey Katzenberg, gave another $100,000. The producers of Lost gave over $50,000. Jett actress Carla Gugino also chipped in… Everyone has their own brand of patriotism, and for some Hollywood celebrities, that meant giving big to Pacronym: a sleazy money machine targeting President Trump run by Tara McGowan.

The incredible piffle that supports “climate change” is entirely based on computer modeling. So are the projections of infections and deaths from the coronavirus. At the Imperial College in London, the number of dead pending in Britain went down overnight from half a million to twenty thousand. That, to my mind, was an unconscionable number of resurrections.

We think, or are actually browbeaten and brainwashed from early childhood, that this is “the age of science,” unlike all the ages preceding. There has never been such an age, by the way, and never will be.

When the half-educated children of Harvard, Yale, and the drive-in universities espouse socialism today, they have nothing like the elementary self-knowledge that Leftists of the past exhibited. “Half-educated” is of course an over-estimate: their utopias are filled with so many contradictions that they have “evolved” into something else. (“Post-modern.”) They are incoherent even by the traditional standards of madness, and have no arguments unlikely to be reversed.

In the suburbs where the beautiful people live, the market operates like a German concentration camp. On the way in a nice older gentlemen wipes down your cart and directs you to the delousing station for inspection. Once you are sanitized, you enter the otherwise normal market. Again, the blacks have masks on and some old people will look like they are working in a nuclear facility, but otherwise people are spreading their cooties on one another as they do in regular times.

Security Guard Takes Over Museum’s Twitter with Wholesome Tweets

Has the U.S.-China Cold War Now Begun? | RealClearPoliticsXi’s government has consistently denied the hard evidence that Chinese officials knew about human-to-human transmission at least in December, failing to warn the globe and misleading the credulous World Health Organization.

Hyperrealistic Charcoal Portraits by Dylan Eakin

It is now considered “racist” to withdraw flattery for the Red Chinese politburo. Think this one through: it is the real bat contagion. Nice liberal people can now say “racist” to anything, without even running a fever. The upside is that you can give them a stroke by saying “Woo Flu,” or my current favourite, the “Xi Letter.” (I await the arrival of the Sensitivity Police, all suited up against the danger of hearing an incorrect opinion.)

IT’S PROBABLY NOTHING: US Navy launches live-fire missiles in ‘warning to China’ | The missile launches come as the US strengthens military links with Vietnam, the Philippines and other regional allies as part of its Indo-Pacific strategy to curb China’s power in the South China Sea.

The plague can’t ruin us with toilet paper and sanitizer shortages, and it isn’t going to forever change our way of life as we come out the back end of it (in a couple weeks or months or whatever). We’re too resilient and our systems are too redundant, and we’re just too big. You can’t turn an aircraft carrier in a phone booth.

The Incredible Shrinking Joe Biden

Finger Lime – The Rare and Super Expensive Caviar of Citrus

The West is now a gynocracy. It is not a matriarchy, as women have stopped bearing children and stopped caring about children. Look around and you see childless women in positions of authority all over the West. In fact, these are women who reached their status by rejecting every aspect of womanhood. The West is now a world run by middle-aged childless women.

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  • Anonymous March 29, 2020, 11:14 AM

    I’m not one to prognosticate, but I have to disagree with Mr. Havens. There are some seminal events that change us, if not forever, then as far as the eye can see. I would think 9/11 would qualify as one of those events. We now have the Patriot Act, trillions of dollars spent, thousands of lives destroyed in seemingly perpetual war, and intrusive airport security, to list some ramifications. We honestly can’t say with any kind of accuracy how this pandemic is ultimately going to unwind. It seems a little cavalier to dismiss the “businesses that don’t survive this, and life will be different for those people”-and the thousands of newly unemployed who are now unable to provide for their families-as not shifting any tides for us more fortunate unaffecteds. Things could have an unforseen snowball effect. I hope the author is right. I’m pretty unconcerned about corona virus in my personal life, too, and am tired of the doom and gloom and people with their hair on fire. I hope the economy bounces back like a rubber ball. I hope the old America, what’s left of it now, will continue for our children and grandchildren. However, the pandemic and the reaction to it have the potential for widespread societal change, if not immediately then in setting precedent, incrementally, and further down the road. A few things to consider…”how exactly do you introduce entirely new cultural norms across much of the world in the space of just a few weeks?” That’s the scary part for me and a good reason to stay off social media. Whatever you think of The Corbett Report, he has some very good insights.

  • Rob De Witt March 29, 2020, 11:23 AM

    “Woman Throws Tantrum; Men Stand Around Begging Her To Calm Down.”

    Why does any man believe rules will have any effect on women? Men have been caving in to this bullshit ever since the advent of “feminism” in the late ’60s. Women overnight became totally irrational, and men continued to try to placate them instead of standing up for themselves and their children.

    I spent the ’70s furious at the men I saw who publicly bowed down to the spoiled brats they’d married. The entry of women into politics saw this parental condescension become the rule of the day.

    And here we are now.

  • James ONeil March 29, 2020, 12:17 PM

    I tend to agree with Anonymous March 29, 2020, 11:14 AM above. and not, in this case, with (Polly)andy Havens. We all must admit it’s quite true you can’t turn an aircraft carrier in a phone booth, but it really doesn’t take much neglect to turn an aircraft carrier in to a useless rusting, rotted hulk.

    Not faulting Andy but I suspect every day we keep the economy on hold, keep workers away from their jobs, will result in months of scraping rust and greasing the bearings before we get the economic engine running smoothly again.

    Me, I started over a month ago preparing far a long hard winter.

  • Jewel March 29, 2020, 12:19 PM

    What is it with these Maoists and their craven need for apologies?

  • Mike Anderson March 29, 2020, 1:58 PM

    Rob De Witt: “Woman Throws Tantrum; Men Stand Around Begging Her To Calm Down.”

    In my impending dotage, I’ve adopted a new social heuristic: Only Hot Chicks will be granted Hot Chick Privilege*. Wannabees will be encouraged to GFO.

    *Men will abide any amount of witlessness if it affords them the opportunity to become intimate with a truly Hot Chick. Example: Melania Trump could induce me to commit mass murder, or even abandon the Oxford comma.

  • Rob De Witt March 29, 2020, 2:43 PM

    Mike Anderson,

    The two beauties I serially fell in love with in my 40’s convinced me of the truism, “No matter how hot she looks, somebody somewhere is sick of her shit,” or more simply, “The fucking you get ain’t worth the fucking you take.”

    “Men will abide any amount of witlessness if it affords them the opportunity to become intimate with a truly Hot Chick.”

    If it happens more than twice it’s time to recognize that your dick is your enemy.

  • Anon March 29, 2020, 3:01 PM

    “The fucking you get ain’t worth the fucking you take.”
    No, you are doing it all wrong. I can read, watch TV, eat, be online with all the bitching and tantrums in the world going on around me. The mistake you make is giving a shit. Fuck em, enjoy em and then ignore em.

  • Rob De Witt March 29, 2020, 4:30 PM


    I’m sure you’re right; they all seem to prefer men who use and abuse them.

    My trouble is I just can’t treat ’em like meat. I adore smart women, and unfortunately have expectations of maturity and civil behavior in return. And I’m obviously a lot older than you; the joys of free sex got used up a loooong time ago.

  • Fluella De Vil March 29, 2020, 5:47 PM

    The pandemic of the century, the twilight of your years, y’all still talkin’ about wamens, heh heh.

  • Rob De Witt March 29, 2020, 6:40 PM

    Yeah, Fluella, you’re right; it’s because we’re heterosexual.

    Stupid, I know, but there it is.

  • Anon March 29, 2020, 6:46 PM

    Rob, you are still wrong. I didn’t say to treat all of them like shit or for that matter any of them, What I said was to ignore the drama and childishness. By the way I’m 76 for what that’s worth.

  • Rob De Witt March 29, 2020, 6:56 PM

    No, what you said is “Fuck em, enjoy em and then ignore em.”

    In my books that’s childish, whatever your age.

  • ghostsniper March 29, 2020, 6:57 PM

    Remember when the AIDS thing went down? Everybody was scared to death, wearing 4 and 5 rubbers, or not fuckin for months on end, then, when unable to refrain any longer, imbibed and was terrified for weeks. Fortunately I was married so I didn’t have to deal with all that. But then, slowly, everything got back to normal and people were fuckin at insane levels. It got so insane that some people went way over the top and started fucking their own genders with wanton abandoned. Thus will be the virus business. Eventually people will tire of all the gov’t-media hype-nonsense and get back to the business of running their lives as they see fit. There will be a difference though. Everybody, well, everybody that has a gov’t noose around their neck, will be held accountable for the gov’t mass spending as a result of the current virus mania. The repercussions from that will outweigh and outlast anything the virus might have done. This virus is the AIDs – 9-11 – middle east war – terrorism of the 2020’s. We’ll move on most people will have learned nothing from it. What can you expect from 200 million people that have been programmed to communism?

  • Fluella De Vil March 29, 2020, 7:02 PM

    Kind of destroys your faith in humanity, doesn’t it, Ghost?

  • TwoDogs March 29, 2020, 8:24 PM

    AOC looks like a hooting chimp in that pic at the top of this post. Appropriate.

  • Tom Hyland March 29, 2020, 9:04 PM

    Gentle Lady? GENTLE LADY?? Will the MENTAL Lady please yield the floor?

  • Gordon Scott March 30, 2020, 12:56 AM

    Yeah, that incredible hype that was AIDS! Really, only 75 million people have gotten it, and 32 million dead, well, people die every day from kitchen accidents, after all.

    The reason the other 43 million aren’t dead or dying is that there is a drug cocktail, which used to be quite expensive. But Bush 43 bought off the drug companies and it’s cheaper now.

    We appear to be fortunate that there is a drug cocktail that treats the Kung Flu. And very fortunate that it is inexpensive and easy to produce. Most of us that get it won’t get very sick, and most of those who do get sick will get better with the treatment.

    But we will never know how many might have died had some doctor not followed his hunch and tried these drugs. We will never know how many will survive because they got infected later, and not this week, due to the extreme measures we suffer now.

    My regular work has dried up almost completely. But I’m out in the stores, every day, because chains like Walgreens need help to cope with the demand on them. But I have to be careful. I’m in fairly good shape with no killer “underlying conditions.” But my wife has more than one, and I can bring it home to her. Ain’t that a thing? I can bring home the bacon and keep the lights on, and I can bring home the deadly Chinese takeout.

    Yes, there is a ton of hype. There is also a serious illness spreading fast. Most of us will get through okay, but there are a lot of people working heroically (and I’m not one of them) to make sure that happens.

  • Gordon Scott March 30, 2020, 1:01 AM

    It looks like I can bring home the “but” as well.

  • Snakepit Kansas March 30, 2020, 5:31 AM

    TwoDogs for the win!

  • H March 30, 2020, 5:47 AM

    Yeah, pretty disgusting pic of AOC, but it looks same as she ever does as far as I could tell. Hooting, screaming bullshit and pitching an uncivilized fit are her stock in trade.

  • Anon March 30, 2020, 8:28 AM

    Rob says: “No, what you said is “Fuck em, enjoy em and then ignore em.” In my books that’s childish, whatever your age.”

    So which is it?? You don’t fuck em? You don’t enjoy em? Or both? My gut tells me you are no different from any other man and you do both but resent the hell out of anyone who disagrees with you. Perhaps Pelosi is your grandmother.

  • Vanderleun March 30, 2020, 8:33 AM

    I don’t know. Right now I score Hyland with the win for “Mental Lady”

  • Fluella De Vil March 30, 2020, 9:12 AM

    Gordon, the AIDS hysteria/panic is well documented. Plus, it even had its own song and movie.

  • ambiguousfrog March 30, 2020, 12:07 PM

    @Gordon, you assume the medical/pharma industry are altruistic in their behavior. You believe they would rather sell you a pill that cost .04 versus putting you on a ventilator in the hospital for a couple of weeks? Despite all the evidence from France and other countries on the efficacy of Chloroquine, yet the FDA needs to take a long look into it before it recommends it. Money well spent I say. I say it’s time for the creation of another 3 letter agency that will prevent this from occurring in the future. “Idiocracy was meant to be a movie not become a documentary”.

  • Jack March 30, 2020, 2:55 PM

    I lost an long time great friend to this bat soup flu last week but there is nothing I can do and since I’ve lived a long time and through the event of regularly unanticipated deaths I always tend to move along fairly quickly after a few days. Maybe I just bury my grief but I don’t think I do; I think I’m just more pragmatic than others, maybe most, and I’m always wondering WTF is gonna happen later today or maybe overnight, etc.

    My younger brother (62 years old) got excited today when he heard, or thought he heard, that the POTUS might/will lift restrictions by the end of May. I suggested that he not give it much consideration because this thing is world wide and prudence might tie us all down until possibly late Summer or early Fall. Trouble is, we don’t know the entire story, we don’t know how things will open up or how quickly and we certainly don’t know what the social, economic and political impact will be when things eventually become ‘safe’. I think it will be interesting but I don’t expect it to be anything but disgustingly nasty.

    I’ve noticed that during this self quarantining period violent minority crime is way down and that is saying something. No drive bys, no car jackings, no drug deals going wrong, no revenge or gang killings, no black mob beatings of white girls, and I could go on, but I’ve made my point. This lack of monster activity does prove that with the right threat(s) this nations thugs,murderers, drug dealers, addicts and other assorted shit heads can be made to behave and it does indicate that perhaps law enforcement, like this virus, should permitted to withhold ‘due process’ and unleash a virus ‘on they ass’, and give them no quarter when, just like the sun will rise in the East, these pro criminals begin a new and fresh assault on a population when Mr. Trump advises them it’s now safe for them to resume their normal activities.

    There have been other benefits, too. No Biden or Bernie or Warren and only a little Pelosi who quickly made an ass of herself and then ran off. Not to worry though, they’ll be back the moment they believe it’s safe.

    Hollywood will be deluging Americans and the rest of the world with a few thousand disaster and pandemic films along with personal stories of individuals who died or survived during this thing however the only heroes are the medical workers of all professions who stood the front lines. IMHO and on a human level the hard work and sacrifices of those people and of Don Trump are key to any success the US has enjoyed during this virus. It damned sure did not and will not occur from the efforts of the Marxist left and I hope that Americans will remember that when the campaigning begins again.

  • ghostsniper March 30, 2020, 6:35 PM

    “…violent minority crime is way down…”
    Surely you jest.
    The media goes for the low hanging fruits and if those fruits are anti-Trump so much the better.
    The current boogeyman leaves no room for LSM to scream about all the urban crimes that continue unabated.

  • Tom Hyland March 30, 2020, 8:30 PM

    You know what’s REALLY gone way down, ghost? These incessant robocalls from India inquiring if I’d like to refigure my credit card debt. I’ve read that the entire Indian nation is in lockdown. Don’t know how they pulled that off because I’ve been to the country on several visits and that place is the epitome of rhythmic mayhem. I thought these Indian individuals were stalking me from the privacy of their puja table, but MAYBE they’ve actually been operating in a room filled with 100 other complicit criminals. Usually I tell them… “Kali is going to rip your head off and stuff it up your stinking ass.” When you throw Hindu gods into the threat they sit up and take notice. Sometimes they retaliate and impress me with some real low down Calcutta obscenities. Usually the line goes dead. Anyway, it’s been total CRICKETS the past week or two. Nice.

  • ghostsniper March 31, 2020, 4:56 AM

    Tom, funny innit, how saving your own life gains importance over harassing others?
    I’d like to be able to push *67 on my phone and send a 200db wave over the phone directly into the callers cochlea frying it to ash instantly.

  • pbird March 31, 2020, 12:49 PM

    Far as I’m concerned Jack wins the thread.
    Talk, all of you, when someone you know is dead of it.

  • Snakepit Kansas March 31, 2020, 6:48 PM

    OK, maybe Jack wins, but TwoDogs visualization of AOC a crazy chimp on meth earns a consolation prize at minimum!

  • pbird April 1, 2020, 9:17 AM

    For sure Snakepit!