Today’s Twitter picks …

Another good reason to eat at home.

For once I agree with France. My mother refused to shake hands in her latter years just because of this. She would nod and smile in church.

That could be an interesting development.

Sick. And it is being repeated over and over again on Twitter. Many even swear that they watched the rally and that he said it.

I’m pretty sure this isn’t true. By the way, when did Bill Gates start to look like a 90 year old man? He’s eight years younger than I am!

Concerning, no?

Don’t ever forget Andrew Breitbart. I wish he was here today.

Yup. Let’s see how he does on Tuesday. Personally, I can’t see how anybody can watch him and then vote for him.

Well, I would be shocked if he didn’t.

I plan to vote for this guy!

The number of intentional lies pushed in the press is disgusting.

Good Michigan news!

The stock market always comes back. With our strong economy, why wouldn’t it?

Comic relief. Oh dear me.

Funny bird!

Charlie’s prayer.

Have a great day. Don’t forget Andrew Breitbart, because he had a lot of good things to say.

 

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24 Responses to Today’s Twitter picks …

  1. lovely says:

    I agree Bill Gates looks terrible. Another case of the ugly soul crawling out through the skin.

    ***

    Miss Breitbart also.

    Haven’t been to the store but I doubt we have any empty shelves.

    VP Pence has lost a lot of weight and aged over the last 4 years. Sad. Battling the demonic is taking its toll.

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  2. auscitizenmom says:

    What a disgusting thing to do. My father refused to eat in places that have the food set out like that after he saw “little ole ladies” sticking their heads under the sneeze guards and coughing onto the food along with children reaching up and taking something, tasting it, and putting it back.

    A friend’s father, who was a courier, told her not to shake a man’s hand if she could help it because too many don’t wash their hands after using the restroom. He said the executives were the worst. Sorry guys, but it was her father that said it.

    OMG That little bird was so cute.

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  3. JTR says:

    A long while back I read an article about this reporter that installed a camera in various public men’s bathrooms. It showed that 84% of them did not wash their hands after doing whatever they went in there for. I’ve been really iffy about shaking any man’s hand since!

    My little birds also love a bath. they have a ladder that I put in the kitchen sink, and they climb in and out of the water stream taking a shower! It’s a fun, wet mess!

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    • czarina33 says:

      We had a starling we raised from a chick. He loved the kitchen sink shower. Didn’t do the cute acrobatics this little guy has, but when he drank soda out of the top of the can he always did a little alternating feet dance.

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  4. Menagerie says:

    Our bishop has suspended the handshake during the sign of peace. I wish it wouldn’t come back, I don’t like it anyhow. It isn’t required but the bishop made our priest include it in the service. If he doesn’t remember to put it back in I’ll be super happy.

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  5. Lucille says:

    About washing hands…though I’m rather obsessive about it, the human race has lasted for thousands of years with dirty hands. Where water was scarce, humans continued to be born and thrive while unbathed for long periods of time. There were certain times in history where folks were actually afraid to bathe because of the fear of illness.

    Let’s also remember that deodorants and antiperspirant weren’t invented until the late 1880s…so a person was either overwhelmed by perfume or just got used to sweat smell. I’ll never forget going to the theater to see one of the dancing/singing plays of the 1980s and sitting in the second row. Obviously all the actors used deodorants, but the perspiration smell from all that leaping around was quite pronounced…LOL!

    Also, re the photo accompanying the suggestion not to shake hands, though the woman facing the camera is using a face mask, she ISN’T wearing gloves. Directly touching surfaces which might contain viruses or harmful bacteria is more likely the method of transmitting illnesses. We all know about sneezing. However, you can catch a virus if a sick person just walks close by because the viruses reside in microscopic droplets within exhaled air and are emitted during speaking.

    As for President Trump being blamed for any spread of the coronavirus, thinking folk know that’s just plain stupid but then we are dealing with a lot of stupid lefties. I noted that Rep. John Garamendi threatened to knock Don, Jr. down or some other mayhem when Don mentioned Dem thought processes and how they seem to be OK with the virus spread if it harms the President. I worked on Garamendi’s campaign for California governor and he seemed to be a really nice, knowledgeable guy. He was, of course, a failure in that campaign and also a failure in the next election he won as the California Insurance Commissioner. He was for two years the Lt. Governor of CA. I think he’s bitter that he’s only ended up as a member of the House and failed in his quest for higher office which would move him along to be President. He even arrogantly said that he was open to Don, Jr. coming to his office and explaining himself!! The longer a nice-seeming individual stays within the Democrat party the more and more he loses the ability to reason.

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    • stella says:

      Of course, people weren’t worried about washing their hands because they didn’t know about germs or how disease was transmitted. They believed in “miasma”, and thought that disease was transmitted by smelly air.

      In Tudor times, people didn’t bathe often because they thought that it would open the pores and make them exposed to disease.

      People didn’t live as long as they do now on average. Some lived to be old, but many children died before the age of 5. Before the mid 20th century, thousands died of tuberulosis and many of those were quite young.

      Thorough hand washing with soap and water is a good method of staving off disease. Don’t touch your face unless you have clean hands.

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      • czarina33 says:

        Antibiotics are the miracle drugs which saved most of the people who would have died of pneumonia, sepsis from various causes and TB. Of course, its better to not get any of those diseases in the first place.

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        • Menagerie says:

          My husband and I are reading a series of books called the Irish Country Doctor books. The main character practices medicine from the 1930s to the 1960s. In the middle of the series the books are flash backs to his first jobs as a doctor in the Dublin tenements.

          An Irish doctor writes the series, and the stories of the injuries, illnesses, sufferings and deaths back then are striking, but what is really exciting, and eye opening, is that they are just (in the books) starting to go into the era of pre antibiotics with a drug called red something. I think it may turn out to be a precursor to sulfa drugs.

          Anyhow, this is a fictional walk through modern medical history with some of the best characters and good stories and lots of laughs I’ve ever seen in books. I think Stella might like them too. The author is Patrick Taylor who was born in Ireland but immigrated to Canada. They are set in the fictional town of Ballybucklebo in Northern Ireland. Not much religion in it which is good, the guy lets the characters stand out.

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      • Lucille says:

        This is a most interesting review of a treatise written from the standpoint of evolution and not creation but it is still quite informative…

        A natural history of hygiene
        Valerie A Curtis, PhD

        Abstract
        In unpacking the Pandora’s box of hygiene, the author looks into its ancient evolutionary history and its more recent human history. Within the box, she finds animal behaviour, dirt, disgust and many diseases, as well as illumination concerning how hygiene can be improved. It is suggested that hygiene is the set of behaviours that animals, including humans, use to avoid harmful agents. The author argues that hygiene has an ancient evolutionary history, and that most animals exhibit such behaviours because they are adaptive. In humans, responses to most infectious threats are accompanied by sensations of disgust. In historical times, religions, social codes and the sciences have all provided rationales for hygiene behaviour. However, the author argues that disgust and hygiene behaviour came first, and that the rationales came later. The implications for the modern-day practice of hygiene are profound. The natural history of hygiene needs to be better understood if we are to promote safe hygiene and, hence, win our evolutionary war against the agents of infectious disease.

        https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2542893/

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  6. czarowniczy says:

    What most Americans know about stocks and the market you can stuff ujp a gnat’s butt and still have room left over for two cinder blocks and a sesame seed. Most of these ‘;sell offs’ are caused by programs designed to sell off at a certain point and involve huge amounts of shares. I was in a penny stock that at times was seeing half a million to a million shares churned a day. The rise was about half a cent a share but when your computer sells a hundred thousand shares a bump and then uses that money to buy them back when the price drops below the sale price, and may do this multiple times a day, your computer makes you some bucks. And reporting is skewed too – the drop as a percentage of predrop price is well in line with a profit-taking correction.
    Dow close on November 7, 2016 was 18, 259.60, on January 19th,2017 it closed at 19,804.72. On 28 February 2020 the Dow closed at 25,409.36. Now the guesstimates are that some $60-billion in market worth has been lost in this drop but that’s digital money, until that money becomes cash in someone’s bank account, immutable and touchable, it’s digital money at the mercy of market whims, you never really ‘had’ it.

    The pundits whine about this being the worst week since 2008 but those are relative terms and can readily be regained. The losses aren’t ‘due to the coronavirus’ as it’s still only a MSM bugaboo, the losses are due to protective market movements due to the FEAR of the coronavirus. As soon as the money managers are sure this isn’t the end of the world there’s a lot of cash sitting on the sidelines waiting to be thrown back in. The contrarian investors are having a field day.

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  7. czarowniczy says:

    20919-2020 CDC figures show a flu/pneumonia death rate here of 6.9%, just below the epidemic rate of 7.3%. The US figures are being figured and no one trusts the Chinese figures but the Brits, a long-time China fan, see it as at worst 2% ( https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-death-rate/ ). Early on in China the death rate was higher, for a number of reasons – many bureaucratic – but since they’ve come way down. Just about any way you slice it the coronavirus deaths are fewer than the flu.

    BTW, there are reports that the regular flu vaccination, as well as seniors getting their pneumonia shots, may well afford some resistance to the coronavirus itself and one of the underlying causes of the higher death rate, pneumonia.

    Let the media feeding frenzy continue!

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    • Lucille says:

      Corona Causes Stupidity To Go Viral
      Posted: Mar 01, 2020 by Derek Hunter

      Politicians are known for exploiting tragedy, and no party has perfected this art more than Democrats. From shootings (name one and there’s always a Democrat there seeking to exploit it) to plane crashes (Paul Wellstone) and memorials (Elijah Cummings), Democrats are the ambulance chasing lawyers of the political world. If something bad happens, there will be a Democrat there trying to use it to their advantage.

      https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2020/03/01/corona-causes-stupidity-to-go-viral-n2562371

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      • czarowniczy says:

        There’s a large number of lawyers in Congress, at one time they were the majority, but now commercial folks have made a large inroad. Either way they’re in it for themselves. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a Senator told me years ago that: “No one leaves Congress with less money than they went in with”. When you figure it took, some 10 years ago, $10-$20 million to run for a Senate seat you’ll see that someone owes someone something and everyone involved leverages everything to their own good.

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  8. mugzey302 says:

    I guess we have to forgive Breitbart for starting the Huffington Post.
    Ack, pfffft, whew! 😲

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