John UK wrote: "...as confirmed global infections near one million." If that is the number of infections in the world with all the preventative practices in place, what would the figure be without that? Ten million, one hundred million?
A million is about as many as die of Malaria each year. But that is them, not us.
Jim Lincoln wrote: It happens in other places besides Germany - - think USAâť— https://tinyurl.com/t9g6u5v (A Snitching Epidemic: Residents Tattle on Businesses, Neighbors Not Following Coronavirus Shutdown Orders)
Some would like to see that become the norm here. Maybe the children can be trained to tattle on parents. Hey, we could call the USA the fatherland! Isn't it amazing, Jim, how much we will put up with and willingly give away in the name of an emergency?
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Discussion is going a direction never intended, my points and thinking are being misunderstood (blaming myself for that). Believe I will bow out, thank you John for your time and yes I like pancakes
Me too, US. And if you put blueberries, pecans, and real maple syrup on them, it is truly heavenly. Is it ok to say heavenly in this context?
Not being able to pay the rent is what happens when a governor says your job is not essential. It's essential to the renter, but hey. You have to wonder why self described "essential" government types don't get it. It is the "non-essential" workers who are paying their paychecks. But then, there is always that magic printing press money.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Texas Governor Abbott Deems Religious Services â€śEssentialâ€ť... for his re-election
Two real reasons you don't like him:
1. He's a Republican.
2. He issued an order last month that suspends non-emergency, elective surgeries, in order to free up hospital beds for COVID-19 patients. Of course, that includes abortion, which you seem fond of supporting.
btw, many hospitals are postponing electives anyway, so it's not a Republican thing. Abortions are just not that necessary.
Jim Lincoln wrote: excerpt from,"How Much the Public Knows about Science, and Why It Matters" https://tinyurl.com/vvfrjlea I hope this congregation remains virus free, not only for their own good, but for the health of strangers that they might encounter
Science can tell us about disease, but politics is driving the irrational fear.
John UK wrote: "The Banning of Easter in England: In June 1647, the Parliament officially declared the end to Easter (and all other Christian Holy Days). The primary reason behind the law was to eliminate all traces of Roman Catholicism in England." from https://www.gracegems.org/1/Christmas.htm ---
That was more than likely a secondary reason. Perhaps the primary was to get rid of the competition for the mind of the people. When has the purity of the faith been any government's chief worry?
Jim Lincoln wrote: The administration does need to get its act together as the article pointed out. it's interesting that we are getting aid from China now. https://tinyurl.com/qnwuqvm (Patriots plane carrying N95 masks from China to arrive inÂ Boston) ---
The gift of Wuhan virus we have already received from them is more than we hoped for.
Funny how the lefties are in the forefront when there are constrictions to be ordered. Ah, what would they do without abstract "public" health and safety issues to justify their little Napoleon mentality.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- Which one was that, Mike? Many people did not behave so well during the 1918 epidemic? This was something that David Brooks pointed out. Fear is a terrible thing he pointed out! https://tinyurl.com/tntepv7
Which one? Influenza, this season. Look it up.
Fear is indeed a terrible thing. One wonders why it is being promoted by your media friends. It might help them in their never ending quest to get rid of Trump, but it doesn't help sick people get well. Not that they care.
Considering the amount of trash being taught in public schools, I fail to see how homeschooling the children would have setback for them. Might even be good for them. After all, we are incessantly told we should distance ourselves from viruses.
The Quiet Christian wrote: Absolutely right, Mike. Suppress the truth. Most I heard was in a distainful tone, stating that it was from a NC-based Christian ministry run by the son of Billy Graham. Apparently this set up in Central Park is the same as that hospital in Italy. Nasty situation in NY, especially in and around NYC. Praying you and yours aren't in the midst of that, Brother.
No, but thanks, QC. We do have some cases in our area, but I am farther from NYC than Washington DC is. Mt. Cuomo likes to apply rules evenly across the State. There has been nonsensical talk of travel limitations for NYS, NJ, and Connecticut, (CDC has issued travel advisory) so as to keep it behind State lines I guess. Viruses apparently respect State lines. Like I said, Washington is closer to NYC than my address is, is just an ignored reality, one of the irrational responses to this whole thing.
Wayfarer pilgrim wrote: --- Mayor de Blasio is probably pinching himself. He was slow to react in the safety of his citizens and now fast on threatening his citizens. Typical communist wannabe dictator.
He didn't waste any time last month telling people to go and support restaurants and bars, and to the Chinese New Year celebration, when he was already aware of the virus. Now he wants people to lock it up. Unless you want to fly out of the city, and bring "I Love New York" to other cities. That's "essential"
The Quiet Christian wrote: A little more detail on Samaritan's Purse. What is particularly interesting is that many news outlets refuse to name the ministry. https://world.wng.org/2020/03/help_in_the_covid_19_epicenter
Well QC, how else can the politicians take credit, and the name of Jesus be suppressed? btw, Samaritan's Purse has also built a good sized field hospital in Italy.
Jim Lincoln wrote: It appears that the Governors are going to have to do a lot more work, and not depend on the federal government. Many people are beginning to notice that. For example: "Andrew Cuomoâ€™s Popularity Hits 7-Year High, Virus Response Wins Massive Support "87% of New Yorkers approve of his handling of the coronavirus crisis, including an overwhelming majority of Republicans" https://tinyurl.com/sp2nh7o
The Siena College poll quoted says 71%, not 87%. The 87% is "the public" meaning who knows what, if anything? You have to understand, Cuomo is running for president. Most New Yorkers not jammed in the gigantic sardine can of New York City can see through Mr. Cuomo. He isn't in the news daily for information dispensing, but to be seen. He loves taking credit for the work of others. He just wants to do for Nebraska what he has done for NY. Drive people and businesses away with his taxes and replacing local political control with State. With Joe Biden's flimsy efforts, Cuomo sees an opportunity.
The only reason this lunatic wants family removed from existence, is to make loyalty to the Communist state, not your family, the priority. All the slick verbiage is deception. The devil has ever been seeking to destroy that which God has created.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Mike, keep your location secret You might be swamped with people from New York City âť— You just might think there isn't very many coronavirus cases where you live, considering the inadequate testing in this country, there's probably a whole lot more thanyou think there is
We have a few. Not enough to house arrest everyone, though. But the governor sees the whole State as his fiefdom, so we're all in this together apart. There is more flu of course but like I said, flu is so last week. The lefties are sure hoping for more panicvid-19
"Rachel Laser, the president and CEO of the nonprofit advocacy group Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, said the governors are misinterpreting restrictions on impeding religious expression. She says the Constitution actually requires religious and secular institutions be treated the same.
"The Constitution not only permits it, but demands it," she said in a statement. "Such restrictions do not violate religious freedom; they ensure religious freedom is not misused in ways that risk peopleâ€™s lives."
She is clueless, wrong on all accounts. And being she's chief mouthpiece for a group that is always trying to shut down religious expression, it is in no way surprising that she's taking advantage of a disease to promote her perversion.
Isn't it notable that these anti-religious groups calling for "separation of church and state" always call for the state to step in and deny separation of church and state by making rules superseding it?