Repent–The End Is Near

Most of us remember the date the world was suppose to end, 21 December 2012, and on the morning of 22 December and we were still here….so that prediction was about as accurate as all those before it that have predicted the end of this sinful world.

Now some are saying the texts by the Maya were misread….and now we have a new date….

The reading of the Mayan calendar was wrong, according to a conspiracy theory on Twitter, and while the world didn’t end on Dec. 21, 2012, as originally prophesied by calendar readers, Mayan doomsday is sometime this week or next.

“Following the Julian Calendar, we are technically in 2012 … The number of days lost in a year due to the shift into Gregorian Calendar is 11 days … For 268 years using the Gregorian Calendar (1752-2020) times 11 days = 2,948 days. 2,948 days / 365 days (per year) = 8 years,” scientist Paolo Tagaloguin tweeted last week, according to the Sun. The series of tweets has since been deleted.

If Tagaloguin is correct, adding up all the missed days, then the Mayan doomsday date is … this week.

https://nypost.com/2020/06/13/reading-of-mayan-calendar-suggests-end-of-the-world-is-next-week/

I will be looking for my followers come Monday, 22 June 2020…..let me know if you made it.

Not to worry even if our civilization ends this weekend there are 36 more out there in space…..

According to a new study in The Astrophysical Journal, there could be dozens of intelligent alien civilizations hiding in our galaxy, all capable of communicating.

“There should be at least a few dozen active civilizations in our Galaxy under the assumption that it takes 5 billion years for intelligent life to form on other planets, as on Earth,” Christopher Conselice, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Nottingham and lead author of the study, said in a statement.

https://futurism.com/research-could-be-36-alien-civilizations-galaxy

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Our doomed society has seen a decrease in students wanting to study history……but why?

In all those institutions, the number of history faculty increased, while the total number of students they taught fell.

I believe that the main reason for the decline in history is that students don’t care for the product the faculty is offering. Most history courses are now too specialized and often politically slanted to interest them.

The roots of what has happened to history go back to the 1960s, when the Vietnam War convinced a critical mass of college students that they could safely ignore whatever the older generation said. That war was indeed a catastrophe, but that single strategic mistake did not, as so many of my contemporaries thought, discredit the entire government, society, and intellectual tradition within which it took place.

Why Students Have Turned Away from History

Finally, I now have been told that racism no longer exist in the United States…..according to Trump’s economic adviser……

During an interview on CNBC, Kudlow said that Obama’s two successful presidential campaigns are part of the reason why he doesn’t believe in “systemic racism.”

“President Obama, the first black president, was elected twice, and he got 79 million white votes,” he said. “Therefore, I find it hard to understand something called systemic racism.”

Larry Kudlow’s claim that white people voting for Obama is evidence that systemic racism isn’t real is laughable. It’s also completely on-brand for him and the administration for which he works.

Larry Kudlow Declares Racism Extinct Because Some White People Voted For Barack Obama

How many idiotic things can be said/done in a weeks time?

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

When In Doubt Assign Blame…..

What id really detest about some some on the Right…..is that they will not say they were wrong and take responsibility for their stupidity.

My first example is the idiot that Floridians elected governor. He is a “Ball Boy” for Trump when Donald ordered the country to re-open DeSantis was the first on his knees to do what he was told….and now that the cases of Covid-19 are on the rise he blames others for his death warrants….

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pointed to clusters of “overwhelmingly Hispanic” day laborers and agriculture workers driving the state’s recent coronavirus spike — but farmworkers and industry associations argue that resources and testing came too late to those communities, according to new reports.

The Republican governor told reporters Tuesday that cramped living and working conditions for migrant workers and Hispanic construction workers are partly to blame, according to WFOR-TV.

“Some of these guys go to work in a school bus, and they are all just packed there like sardines, going across Palm Beach County or some of these other places, and there’s all these opportunities to have transmission,” DeSantis said during a press conference in Tallahassee.

https://nypost.com/2020/06/19/desantis-blames-covid-spike-on-overwhelmingly-hispanic-laborers/

Example number 2…..remember when some kid did something stupid and your grandmother would say “the apple does not fall far from the tree”?

It is true!

By now most Americans see what has been told to them over the last 3 and half years….Trump is a liar and now son proves what your grandmother use to say…..

Donald Trump claimed Osama Bin Laden backed Joe Biden’s presidential bid and said he was withholding “very interesting” information about aliens in a recorded interview with his eldest son.

The president’s comments came in a Father’s Day-themed interview streamed on the president’s election campaign website, with Don Trump Jr, who hosts the podcast, ‘Triggered’.

Trump Jr. put some politics questions to the president and some others that were billed as those “any son would ask their dad.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-jr-osama-bin-laden-joe-biden-2020-election-a9575666.html

Then there is Donald the Orange and his total lack of knowledge…..knowledge that any president should have at his finger tips….

This week it was revealed that Trump apparently thought Finland was a part of Russia, which… isn’t an easy mistake to make.

Despite his many scandals, if history is anything to go by, Trump probably doesn’t even know where Ukraine is. In fact, he doesn’t seem to know where many countries are.

George Conway, the husband of Trump’s counsellor, Kellyanne Conway, who is a rampant critic of the president has compiled a Twitter thread of all the countries and places that the POTUS has almost zero insight of.

https://www.indy100.com/article/trump-geography-world-map-fail-japan-finland-greenland-cant-name-ukraine-9307641

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

Pandemic News That Never Made The News

The weekend and time for the IST ‘famous’ FYI posts……

The updated count…. bad news is….Cases– 2.2 million  Deaths–119,000

Now for the news that never really made the news with everything that is happening by the moment…but some stuff I feel you need to know….

First, for you dog lovers……

The FDA has issued a warning for dog lovers……

The Food and Drug Administration has issued recommendations for pet owners during the coronavirus pandemic, encouraging social distancing practices for cats and dogs.

An FDA fact sheet from April 30 indicates that pets should not interact with people or other animals outside the immediate household. Cats should be kept indoors when possible, and dogs should be kept on a leash that can maintain at least six feet distance from other humans and animals.

https://www.businessinsider.com/fda-says-cats-and-dogs-should-practice-social-distancing-2020-5

This is some sad news for those of us that use a flush toilet…..

According to new research, The New York Times reports, flushing the toilet could kick up a cloud of aerosol droplets that have the potential to carry infectious virus particles including the COVID-causing coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

With the help of computer simulations of bathroom environments, as detailed in the paper published in the journal Physics of Fluids today, the researchers observed a “massive upward transport of virus particles” that reached “above the toilet seat, leading to large-scale virus spread.”

It’s doesn’t come as much of a shock.

https://futurism.com/neoscope/research-flushing-toilets-virus-particles

Then there are all those treatments for the virus…from untried drugs to consumption of bleach to UV light and now toad vomit therapy….

It seems that the famous Isaac Newton had a recipe for a treatment of the plague that is now on-line as a virus treatment…..

Sir Isaac Newton — famous for developing the three laws of motion and advancing calculus — apparently had a far-out idea for how to treat the plague, also called the black death: toad-vomit lozenges.

In addition to recommending a number of gemstone amulets against the plague, he gave detailed instructions on how to make the putrid toad-vomit treatment, according to two unpublished pages handwritten by Newton that are now on the auction block.

Newton describes in detail how to suspend a toad by its legs in a chimney for three days, until it vomits up “earth with various insects in it.” This vomit must be caught on “a dish of yellow wax,” he added.

(there is more)

https://www.livescience.com/issac-newton-plague-toad-vomit-auction.html

One last thought…remember that “miracle drug” that Trump was pushing on the nation?

Well seems that there is a problem now…..

The US now has more hydroxychloroquine than it knows what to do with following a series of studies that concluded the drug is an ineffective and potentially dangerous treatment for COVID-19. The federal government, which started stockpiling the drug in March, now has 63 million surplus doses of the drug, donated by companies including Novartis, and another 2 million doses of chloroquine, the New York Times reports. Some 31 million doses from the Strategic National Stockpile were distributed before the FDA withdrew its emergency authorization of the drug to treat the coronavirus. President Trump championed the drug for months, hailing it as a possible “game-changer” and announcing that he was taking it himself.

“Nationally, we put a great emphasis on one drug, hydroxychloroquine,” David Holtgrave, the dean of the School of Public Health at the University at Albany, tells CNN. “I worry that history will judge this as having over-invested in one treatment pathway as opposed to looking more broadly at a larger number of treatment candidates,” says Holtgrave, co-author of a hydroxychloroquine study. Dr. Rick Bright, the official who says he was ousted for opposing the administration’s push to use hydroxychloroquine, tweeted Monday that the drugs, some of which came from factories overseas that had not been certified by the FDA, “should never have been brought into our country and should be destroyed.”

There is the news that fell through the cracks on this pandemic thing because of the breaking news that will not cease.

Speaking to stupid purchasing how about those useless test tubes that was bought by the Trump administration….

Since May, the Trump administration has paid a fledgling Texas company $7.3 million for test tubes needed in tracking the spread of the coronavirus nationwide. But, instead of the standard vials, Fillakit LLC has supplied plastic tubes made for bottling soda, which state health officials say are unusable.

The state officials say that these “preforms,” which are designed to be expanded with heat and pressure into 2-liter soda bottles, don’t fit the racks used in laboratory analysis of test samples. Even if the bottles were the right size, experts say, the company’s process likely contaminated the tubes and could yield false test results. Fillakit employees, some not wearing masks, gathered the miniature soda bottles with snow shovels and dumped them into plastic bins before squirting saline into them, all in the open air, according to former employees and ProPublica’s observation of the company’s operations.

https://www.propublica.org/article/the-trump-administration-paid-millions-for-test-tubes-and-got-unusable-mini-soda-bottles

Be Well….Be Safe…..

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”