Archive for September, 2022

A National Potassium Iodide Distribution  Program? (September 26, 2022)

Posted in Medicine, Pharmaceutical Industry, Russia, War on September 26, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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K          “The Puppet In Chief Bideni and the Neo-Cons want to escalate World War E / III into a nuclear conflict.  They may get their way.  At a minimum, they should prepare the nation.  Biden has wasted billions and billions and billions and billions and billions of dollars on wasteful projects that have only driven up inflation.  He should task FEMA with providing every household with a supply of potassium iodide.”

J          “Putin wants to escalate matters into a nuclear conflict.  At least we agree that with a nuclear conflict on the horizon, it is time for a national potassium iodide distribution program.”

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J          “In 2020, the government had cloth face masks packaged and ready to be sent to every citizen, but Trumpi cancelled the program.  I hope the Smithsonian keeps one of the packages in its archives of Americana.”

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K          “The pharmaceutical industry will demand that potassium iodide be banned as a prophylactic and then offer a nearly identical synthetic drug at 500 times the price . . . and get the government to force everyone to use it.”

J          “The real surprise will come when some bureaucrat realizes that it is time to make an announcement to the public to begin the first dose of potassium iodide . . . and the public response is . . . ‘Take what?’ or ‘Say what?’.”

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[See the e-commentary at Washington Wants War In The Worst Way:  Dust Off The IOSAT Or Return To The Status Quo Ante Bellum? (January 24, 2022).]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Bombs away

Got potassium iodide?

Weaponizing Turn Signals (September 19, 2022)

Posted in Society on September 19, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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K          “Turn signals are a subtle way for community members to communicate with each other.  A community member signals that he or she is making a move that could impact others in the community.”    

J          “So many people out there are so angry and bitter and frustrated and dangerous.  A vehicle provides a socially accepted weapon and driving it offers an opportunity to wield it.  A private tank on a public road if you will.  The little sliver of public road ahead of the driver may be the only thing that he or she can control for a few brief moments.”

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K          “He is a grandfather and an otherwise reasonable and passive person.  After reflection and experience, he has decided not to use turn signals because they trigger others.  When he sees a safe opening and uses his turn signals, the vehicle in the other lane accelerates and cuts him off.  So he does not provide a clue and instead just changes lanes without notice and an opportunity for the vehicle to accelerate and cut him off.”

J          “I use the turn signal to test the tank driver in the other lane.  The tank often speeds up and passes creating an opening that allows me to change lanes.  Unless the following tank also speeds up.  With my blinker broadcasting my intentions all the time.”

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[See the e-commentary at “If I Get Diagnosed With Stage 4 Cancer . . . .” (December 13, 2021), Fight Or Flight In The Face Of Fear? A Principled Reaction To Stand (November 30, 2020), Monitoring The Masses:  The Card And The Chip (January 12, 2015), The Populace Is “Dis-ed”: Discombobulated, Disequilibrated, Disquieted, Disconcerted, Dislocated, Disillusioned, Disappointed, Dismayed, Dissed And Dis-ed (February 8, 2021), The Vaccine: The Shot Felt Round The World (November 23, 2020), Covid-19 PanICdemic/Plague:  TSD/PTSD In The New Plague War.  A New Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)? (April 27, 2020) and The Residue of Unrelenting Fear: PTSD Afflicts The Populace (August 28, 2006).]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Imagine . . . using your turn signals

Forget world peace.  Visualize using your turn signals 

I’m not a mind reader.  Use your turn signal!

Happy Equinox

Student Loan Forgiveness? (September 12, 2022)

Posted in Education, Schooling, Schooling Industrial Complex on September 12, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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J          “Forgive. 

K          “But do not forget how we as a society got into this mess.”

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J          “Everyone else has a hand in the government pocket for less beneficial undertakings.  Why not let the kids belly up to the trough.”

K          “If some of the graduates are not relieved of the financial yoke, the economy might further stagnate because they cannot participate.”

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K          “The cost of the SIC (Schooling Industrial Complex) is so expensive because it feeds layer upon layer upon layer upon layer of bureaucrats who do not teach but instead leach.  What teaching is done is done by adjunkts.  And the real cost of an education is the cost to really educate oneself after the schooling/indoctrination process.”

J          “Going to college today is not worth it, but not going to college today is not worth it.  College is still the gateway and the choke point to economic success in our society.”

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[See the e-commentary at Is College Worthless? (July 25, 2011), The Staggering Cost Of Schooling And Then The Staggering Cost Of A Real Education (March 18, 2019) and “Adjunktification” In The S.I.C. (Schooling Industrial Complex) (March 13, 2017).]

Bumper stickers Sweatshirt of the week:

College

Labor Day (September 5, 2022)

Posted in Minimum Wage, Work on September 5, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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K          “When the government pays folks not to labor, folks learn to enjoy not laboring.”

J          “Many if not most of the jobs were crappy, but many of the jobs on this planet are crappy.  There will always be some crappy job that cannot be automated.”

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[See the e-commentary around prior Labor Days and at ‘Mericanize: Monetize, Mechanize And Militarize (December 30, 2013).]

Bumper stickers Sweatshirt of the week:

College