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  1. From Bing. The Dow Jones all-time high of 29,551.42 was reached on Feb. 12, 2020, a result of the longest bull market in history. The biggest cumulative loss suffered by the DJIA was during the Great Depression, when it lost nearly 90% of its value between 1929 and 1932. end quote It is currently at 28,895 even with Covid-19, the partial shutdowns, and travel bans.
  2. Fox News: Harris rips Barrett confirmation process as 'illegitimate,' claims nominee will 'undo' Ginsburg's legacy. end quote I thought nominee Barret was uncomfortable and a bit angry when Kamala Harris video conferenced her wicked views to the Senate. Current Supreme Court makeup. Conservative: Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, John Roberts. Liberal: Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayer. What will change if Barret is voted in? Six Conservative votes to three Liberal. I think what is worrying to many women is the over-throwing of R
  3. There is no mail today, Columbus Day. Judge Barret just gave her opening statement. The DOW is around 28,900, near all time highs. Things may be a little rosier today and trending towards President Trump with election day only 22 days to go. That video where no one showed up at a Biden / Harris campaign event was inspiring. Rasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll Monday, October 12, 2020 . . . . shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove. Real Clear Politics estimated Electoral College vote has Biden a
  4. The theme to Outlander is the “Skye Boat Song” and it is a good version. But the best is a duet by Roger Whittaker and Des O’Connor from 1986, on the album Shenandoah. Roger does a bit too much of his famous whistling but about a minute and half in Des O’Connor begins to sing . . . and the rest is history. It is the best version ever. Peter
  5. After it is developed and tested, when will the coronavirus vaccine be available to you? Who will administer the vaccine? I hope it is handed over to doctors and pharmacies. Peter Edited for brevity. From USA Today. Who will get the coronavirus vaccine as soon as it becomes available is starting to come into focus. A report released Friday breaks the U.S. population into four groups and assigns each a place in line. Not unexpectedly, people who risk their lives to care for those suffering from COVID-19 – the "jump start" group – will have first dibs, along with police, firefighters
  6. T.F. wrote: Look at how easily the President got well. That is true, but unfortunately “others” would NOT get the same medical treatment at this time. And he has mentioned two very serious episodes during his illness. It is comforting to know that we do have decent treatments to survive, including supplemental oxygen, etc. I already mentioned that I followed the reasoning of some medical news stories on TV and received a flu shot at CVS Pharmacy two days ago to boost my immune system and to ward off the common flu. I take an occasional vitamin to boost my zinc level. And I try to sel
  7. Interesting. Leonard recognizes the differences between men and women. Joke. Peter In 2012, Leonard Peikoff said in Understanding Objectivism, pp. 59-60: The process of removing the blinders from your eyes and taking your concept back to its concretes, I call reduction. I want to add one more thing to this point, a crucial tip, on how to keep the word (like ‘value’ or ‘life’) connected to things rather than to words. Of course, you can remind yourself, you can make it a policy, but there is a crucial mental process that, if you have it and allow it to operate, will do that for you to a
  8. We just started watching “Outlander” on Netflix. I believe it was first broadcast in 2014 and there are many seasons of it. A lot of names from the Star Trek franchise had a hand in this! Wow. It is gory and it is x rated sexy. But the stars are excellent and the stories are first class. So, do you want to know what it was like in Scotland in the 1700’s? I dinna recommend you watch an episode after 10 pm. You will dream about it laddies and lassies. And you might want to have sex.
  9. William asked, “In the meantime, is Trumplove stronger than Trumphate? How to assess the probabilities in the absence of reliable or indicative public opinion surveys?” I have no doubt other Trump supporters are as enthusiastically ready to vote, and Trump and Representative Andy Harris of Maryland will win the day here in Blue Maryland. As I have mentioned the only place I see Biden / Harris signs is in black neighborhoods. So far this year I have not seen signs disappear or get torn up. The hatred for Trump is prominent in very limited places like large cities . . . . on the coasts
  10. I can't do math even with my fingers. joke edit 46 and 2 are 48.
  11. He is going to need that strength. Fox News Poll: Biden-Trump a 5-point race in post-convention poll The Joe Biden-Kamala Harris ticket is ahead of the Donald Trump-Mike Pence ticket by a 51-46 percent margin. You would think Fox what lie, wouldn’t you? After all, the left thinks Fox is a front for the Trump or conservative campaigns. I keep hoping for a swing as occurred in 2016 but, ho hum, not much has changed. As many have mentioned fake polls are one way to under-mind the candidate the pollsters want to lose. But I also think pollsters make money when they are right, they are s
  12. I will support Trump by voting in person, with my wife. But I do not agree with what he has done as regards The China black death. Some tough questions to ask and answer, for yourself. Did President Trump’s actions needlessly put his life in danger? Did President Trump’s actions needlessly put other’s lives in danger? Did his actions set a bad example? Are his plans and policies towards Covid-19 the best plans and policies? Has he listened to the scientists and his own, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar? Will he listen to the scientists now that he has survived? Has he cha
  13. From Snopes: What's True. During a Feb. 28, 2020, campaign rally in South Carolina, President Donald Trump likened the Democrats' criticism of his administration's response to the new coronavirus outbreak to their efforts to impeach him, saying "this is their new hoax." During the speech he also seemed to downplay the severity of the outbreak, comparing it to the common flu. What's False. Despite creating some confusion with his remarks, Trump did not call the coronavirus itself a hoax. A quote from President Trump at a South Carolina rally on February 28, 2020. Now the Democrats ar
  14. Not good or a pro freedom notion? Notes from The New York Times today around 10am, October 10, 2020: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention drafted a sweeping order last month requiring all passengers and employees to wear masks on all forms of public and commercial transportation in the United States, but it was blocked by the White House, according to two federal health officials. The order would have been the toughest federal mandate to date aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, which continues to infect more than 40,000 Americans a day. The officials said that it was
  15. Does anyone have some advice? With less than a month to go, Cruz makes some good points above and I also worry about the bad counting effect on President Trump from mail in voting. As an example of a snafu, my wife and I both sent away for a mail in ballot and I received one but my wife did not. Some other worrying possibilities are the INCREASING ten percentage points for a left coast California “liberal’ in charge if Biden is incapacitated, a democratic Senate along with an already democratic House, and Biden saying unashamedly and confidently, that he will think about packing the Supre
  16. From The Hill. Cruz: GOP could face 'bloodbath of Watergate proportions' on Election Day Jonathan Easley 1 hr ago. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday warned Republicans the party could face a "bloodbath" in November if voters aren't feeling optimistic about the economy and the direction of the pandemic. But he warned the party could also face landslide losses similar to what happened in 1976, when Jimmy Carter won the White House in the first election following the Watergate scandal and Richard Nixon's resignation. "I am worried. It's volatile, it's highly volatile ... if people are going
  17. Real Clear Politics has the composite map showing Biden well ahead and the Bookmakers also have strong odds for a Biden victory. Zogby, and Rasmussen have Trump losing too with 27 days to go before the election. Nightmare time? RCP has the Senate at 46 to 46 with 8 tossups. Image a Biden / Harris presidency with the House and Senate democratic too. Even if the Senate is 50-50, Vice President Kamala Harris’s potential vote could decide what bills pass. Do you think she will exercise that power? Batten down the hatches, hope for the best but prepare for the worst is one strategy. edited add
  18. How will this virus affect the vote? I think Trump supporters will vote one way or the other but Biden supporters, with the exception of black voters, may not. I don't see ANY enthusiasm for Biden but Kamala might draw a few neo communist / Bernie types to the election polls. We still have 28 days to go, but a low voter turnout in general might signal a Trump victory. I want to see some really nice pro Trump ads. "It will be morning in America . . . when we develop a vaccine." joke. I received a mail in vote letter yesterday. No joke
  19. I am not sure where to plant these old ideas. I found these old letters in a mishmash of topics and Frank Forman was mentioned. May he rest in peace. Can “The Law” be objective? There are always precedents and prior rulings and Supreme Court rulings. And ancient laws in each region of the globe may refer to as their “common law,” by a different name. And there was Wolf DeVoon’s The Freeman's Constitution Final draft, August 19, 2001 "Justice is the armed defense of innocent liberty." We could start from scratch like our founding Fathers were presumed to do though they drew heavily on pri
  20. As an aside Guy, up until recently Rasmussen Polling was the ONLY one giving President Trump a slight, one point lead. Now they are not. I hope people rally around the flag now that he is back but some could harbor resentment that he downplayed and scoffed at the coronavirus until it zapped him and Melania. One poll, Rassmussen had him up so I was cherry picking, but I don't think in a deceitful way. Go to RCP and look for yourself. Of course all working Americans must work to pay the bills and buy food and they will risk their health to earn the money needed. Today we had a lady knock on
  21. One more deep thought and I will switch seats and stop posting for a while? Promise. The Paths to the Nomination Part 1: This Time Is Different January 18, 2016 by Robert Tracinski . . . . Trump's strategy, by contrast, has a major subtractive element. He has pandered so hard to one particular kind of voter that they have given him their fanatical devotion . . . . The harder you appeal to this one group, the more you risk alienating other groups. Pander to the hard-core anti- immigrationists and you lose the Hispanic vote. Pander to the wild-eyed populists and you lose the sober moderate
  22. Fox is reporting that The White may shut down if things get worse and people will try to work remotely. edit. Some good news at 4pm? The Dow is at 28,142.
  23. That is good! I think calling it the Yellow Death would have been more racist. I don't think Europeans will forgive and forget. It is unfortunate that so much of our medical supplies, etc., etc., come from Red China.
  24. Politics getting old? Time for some speculative science? I know we are listening with all our might, but when will we hear from “them.” How will “they” change the way we “are”? Peter “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd Hello? (Hello, hello, hello) Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me Is there anyone home? Come on (Come on, come on), now I hear you're feeling down Well, I can ease your pain From an article about Freeman Dyson. Caution reigns. Other researchers are warming to the idea of panspermia, but remain cautious. "This idea tha
  25. "But I'll do without your constant chorus of demoralizing nay-saying." Sorry. Prepare for the worst, hope for the best. I was trying to bring a different perspective by presenting contrary evidence.