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With Know-Nothings in Charge in Washington DC, CoVid-19 Breaks Out in Washington State

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For your reflection:

I am a 70-year-old veteran who waited to get his maximum SS payment and Medicare. Best deal I ever had, so I am not whining, just gently warning. I have read that Trump is trying to remove SS from people. He can't do that. The aged will revolt, and besides that, enough of them will balk at the idea of their sons and daughters being forced out of the honorable social contract that our government signed with us in 1932 that the Republicans will know they haven't got the votes.

However, the pols might succeed in raising the ages of eligibility. That is incremental enough (as the process of paying for America's wars that do not defend the United States goes torturously on), that although it would force innocent American taxpayers to accept more of the burden of paying for wars and connivance in wars that do not defend them, financially speaking it would merely give those who are not yet elderly a greater impetus to stay healthy, while not annulling entirely the New Deal President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a rich but relatively enlightened patrician, signed with the people of this nation.

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But, to the business of this textual sojourn with you, readers:

Bernie Sanders is going to tear Trump a new bottom hole in the campaign. I'm calling it 51.5-48.5 Sanders. Trump will win Florida, but Sanders will get the Latino vote and enough more black vote to carry the Midwest states he must.

If he wins Texas he wins anyway, and polls say he is decisively ahead among Dems there, so unification behind the candidate might outrace the GOP organizing there.

Once he has won, one of the first complex of appointments that Sanders will must-- attend to will be bringing scientists back into scientific positions. As Mr. Mark Sumner, a staffer of Daily Kos, writes persuasively here,

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the Trump-declared budget cuts to the key agencies responsible for dealing with CoVid19 and any other disease that may mutate into being have damaged the US health care system, already running on the razor's-edge of overwork and underpay.

We are asked to just trust in Mr. Trump's assurances that this disease will all die out by sometime in April. Pence will exhort us to use prayer to finesse the present lack of a vaccine.

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Ell Oh Freakin Ell! Bet you thought he was going to reassure us, didnja!?

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My name is William Perkins Homans the third, but probably more people know me as the bluesman (and artist) Watermelon Slim.

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We are being scammed. The virus is no worse than any other flu that has come along in past winters. Only the media and political reactions are vastly over hyped. I live in Washington. Bring on the flu and lets get this over with.

But I am hanging on to my wallet because it is obvious political chicanery is afoot and money is the usual target. Things could get much worse if all this hype is intended to bring in isolation camps or marshal law.

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What is your evidence for this assertion? Or is it an assessment? And if it is,what is your evidence for your assessment. My son is a virologist and tells me this virus different from all the viruses they know about so it will take a good deal of time to figure it out and plan effective treatments and potential vaccines. Maybe you know something that they can use in their work.

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Here is one article that looks pretty legit. There have been a couple of others. The whole hype seems so over blown that it looks like a set up where we get conned out of liberty for security. We have precious little liberty to lose.

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