Dumb, dumber, dumbest

MY MASK PROTECTS YOU. YOUR MASK PROTECTS ME. WEAR A MASK.

 

On May 5 we posted, “The surprisingly simple way to open America in 14 days and avoid a depression

It suggested that if everyone wore a mask, communication of the virus would decline to almost nil. We would have a quasi- “herd immunity” effect, primarily because wearing a mask protects other people from your saliva, and secondarily protects you — double protection.

So smart people wear masks. It’s akin to sneezing into your elbow rather than into someone’s face.

If everyone wore masks, we could open all businesses, and not have to wait for a cure or a vaccine. It’s so easy, and it would save many thousands of lives.

Most people have taken that to heart. But, sadly there are the . . .

mask under nose
Dumb

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mask under chin
Dumber

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Trump with goggles
Dumbest

Trump wears goggles to protect himself, but he refuses to wear a mask to protect others (and himself). Does it get any dumber than that?

Because Trumpers follow Trump’s lead, they too refuse to wear masks, so they will receive and spread COVID-19. It’s classic Russian Roulette, but without the excitement.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell

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THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO IMPROVE AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE.

The most important problems in economics involve:

  1. Monetary Sovereignty describes money creation and destruction.
  2. Gap Psychology describes the common desire to distance oneself from those “below” in any socio-economic ranking, and to come nearer those “above.” The socio-economic distance is referred to as “The Gap.”

Wide Gaps negatively affect poverty, health and longevity, education, housing, law and crime, war, leadership, ownership, bigotry, supply and demand, taxation, GDP, international relations, scientific advancement, the environment, human motivation and well-being, and virtually every other issue in economics. Implementation of Monetary Sovereignty and The Ten Steps To Prosperity can grow the economy and narrow the Gaps:

Ten Steps To Prosperity:

1. Eliminate FICA

2. Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D, plus long-term care — for everyone

3. Social Security for all or a reverse income tax

4. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone

5. Salary for attending school

6. Eliminate federal taxes on business

7. Increase the standard income tax deduction, annually. 

8. Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher progressive tax rates on all forms of income.

9. Federal ownership of all banks

10.Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99.9% 

The Ten Steps will grow the economy and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.

MONETARY SOVEREIGNTY

3 thoughts on “Dumb, dumber, dumbest

  1. As I wrote last month:

    Wearing Masks Is an Effective Way to Control the COVID-19 Pandemic, Says New Study
    “My mask protects you, your mask protects me”
    RONALD BAILEY | 6.10.2020 5:10 PM

    Population-wide use of facemasks could effectively control the coronavirus pandemic by substantially reducing the chances that an infected wearer will pass along his viruses to another person, according to a new study in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A.

    In one scenario, the researchers find that the spread of the virus can be dramatically lowered and the epidemic controlled if everybody routinely wore facemasks in public that were only 50 percent effective. Universal masking pushes the basic reproduction or ‘R’ number—that is the number of people an infected individual passes the virus onto—to below 1.0, which is the level required for the pandemic to slow. It turns out that many homemade masks are even more effective than that. In fact, an earlier study reports that often they are nearly as efficient as standard surgical masks at blocking respiratory droplets.

    “In all modeling scenarios, routine facemask use by 50 percent or more of the population reduced COVID-19 spread to an R less than 1.0, flattening future disease waves and allowing less-stringent lockdowns,” notes the press release accompanying the study. The study also found that people wearing masks whenever they are in public is twice as effective at reducing ‘R’ than if they wait to don masks only after symptoms appear.

    In the press release, lead author Cambridge University epidemiological modeler Richard Stutt concluded, “If widespread facemask use by the public is combined with physical distancing and some lockdown, it may offer an acceptable way of managing the pandemic and re-opening economic activity long before there is a working vaccine.”

    See: The surprisingly simple way to open America in 14 days and avoid a depression

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  2. He won’t wear a mask because it makes him a conformist, which he’s anything but. He won’t complain if his staff does, because he knows they’re not like him; they conform and aren’t as tough (or ignorant) as he is. So he’ll overlook it and forgive their weaknesses.

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