The human race had to deal with epidemics and infectious diseases in the past.
THE BLACK DEATH (1346-1353) Death Toll: 75 – 200 million
CHOLERA PANDEMIC (1852–1860) Death Toll: 1 million
FLU PANDEMIC (1918) Death Toll: 20 -50 million
ASIAN FLU (1956-1958) Death Toll: 2 million
$1,700 to $3,500 per the ticket for the last Democratic debate in South Carolina. Imagine that! Surely anyone of us could pay that easily out of the petty cash, right?
The average voter cannot afford these ticket prices, leaves me wondering if the people in the audience weren’t just there to manipulate the debate. Perhaps just another Millionaire trick? Nah….they wouldn’t, or would they? Continue reading
Going back in time, I recall our short vacations in Italy. Remember, I was born and raised >>>here<<<. Right after lunch, before the shops closed during the hot afternoons, one of us kids was sent to a magazine stand to pick up a German or Austrian newspaper, which by then was three days old. We lived! Nothing was so dramatic back then. Continue reading
I love my smartphone but often wonder about the misuse of my data. So much about me can be known, just by looking at my apps. There is a lady who likes music and listens to books. Sometimes she has trouble sleeping, and she uses relaxation sounds and noises to lull her back into the dreamland. Continue reading
Until today, I never understood what Gerrymandering actually meant. I heard and read about it, but never fully grasp the consequences. Continue reading
Last night did not bring the dramatic shift I hoped for, but the Democrats took back the house and now they will provide the new house speaker. Nancy Pelosi (78) has said she will run for speaker again, but after 16 years at the top, I think it’s time for some changes. Continue reading
It’s hard to watch TV these days, negative campaign adds left and right! How much nicer it would be if the candidates would just tell us what they stand for. “Hello…introduce yourself! I am your audience and a potential voter. Give up the smear campaigns, it gets you nowhere -at least not in my house.” Continue reading
I fearfully opened the news today. I didn’t want to, but how can I not read up on it? How can I stay informed, without walking through the slumps of headlines? Continue reading
One more commercial of a politician of either side, pointing finger at their opponent, listing what the other side did wrong, instead of telling me what they actually stand for themselves- and I will scream like a little girl. Continue reading
Headline today. “Trump and his administration are after the transgender rights.” The gender will be declared at birth and cannot be changed. A nightmare for every transgender person. Back into the closet, they will go. Stripped of their rights, they will march on but will have no protection. Continue reading