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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Food for thought...


World wide population approaching 8 billion

Total births this year 100 million plus

Total world wide deaths this year aprox 40 million

Increase in population this year aprox 60 million

Aprox number of identified Covid cases world wide to date 30 million

Total deaths attributed to Covid aprox 1 million

Source https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/

 In no way am I suggesting that readers should take the spread of this infection lightly or ignore the precautions recommended by the various health authorities. But perhaps we should be more concerned by the ever expanding unsupportable world wide population increase and our ability to support (and feed) that population though?

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

The affliction to the south..


I also don’t get some Americans.....

“Why would ANYONE have voted for Donald Trump? It was like standing on a train track seeing the light coming towards you at full speed, hearing the whistle warning, and yet staying on the track because you believed it would pass you by and hit someone else.

Come on, folks: it splattered body parts all over the nation. He’s spent almost four years proving he’s a racist, intolerant, lying, narcissist, fake-Christian, barely literate, uneducated, vindictive, nasty clown doing his best to destroy the United States economically, environmentally, socially, and politically. He is shredding your nation’s democracy as we speak, undermining your Constitution, destroying your ability to vote,  and making Vladimir Putin a very happy man. He mishandled the pandemic at the cost millions of jobs, a worse economic collapse than the Great Depression, and more than 170,000 deaths (and rising). He mishandled international trade at the cost millions of jobs and hikes to consumer prices. He alienated every ally in Europe and North America. He has screwed education, tried to sell Puerto Rico, wanted to use atomic bombs on hurricanes, thinks windmills cause cancer, put incompetent sycophants into the Supreme Court, golfed this term more often than most people golf in their entire lives, and played footsie with America’s sworn enemies.

For a further dissection of the AH in chief see long time Collingwood media correspondent Ian Chadwick's recent opinion piece at http://ianchadwick.com/blog/i-just-dont-understand-americans/

Now in my dotage I rarely opinionate on these pages anymore and just about all that can be said has been said about the idiot in the White House but I think that perhaps Mr Cadwick's description of said massive danger to democracy not only in the U.S. of Eh but elsewhere across the world bears repeating!


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