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January 18, 2022

710 children have died so far from COVID-19. In contrast, from 2020-2022, 4 children died from flu


Top of chart for ages 0-17 pediatric deaths from COVID-19: 710

Total deaths from COVID-19 in the USA so far: 834,954



Chart on right hand side for pediatric influenza deaths

2020-2021 influenza season pediatric deaths: 1
2021-2022 (so far) influenza season pediatric deaths: 3
Therefore, total deaths (according to this source) is 4.

Yea, COVID-19 is JUST LIKE THE FLU /heavy sarcasm off

Quote this post next time some MAGAT idiot/antivax idiot says that seriously wrong meme.

Note: To get the precise source of those COVID-19 stats, you either have to pay up or register as a business. Since I refused to pay and I have no business, I cannot get the precise source, sorry!
January 16, 2022

Trump Soft-Launches His 2024 Campaign


FLORENCE, Ariz.—Tonight, deep in the Arizona desert, thousands of people chanted for Donald Trump. They had braved the wind for hours—some waited the entire day—just to get a glimpse of the defeated former president. And when he finally appeared on stage, as Lee Greenwood played from the loudspeakers, the crowd roared as though Trump were still the commander-in-chief. To many of them, he is.

“I ran twice and we won twice,” Trump told his fans. "This crowd is a massive symbol of what took place, because people are hungry for the truth. They want their country back."

Tonight’s rally was Trump’s first public event since July. On paper, the gathering was meant as his response to the anniversary of January 6, as well as an unofficial kickoff for his efforts to support Republicans in the midterm elections. But the event also served as the soft launch of Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign. Although he didn’t say the words, the former president seems poised to run in two years—”Make America Great Again Again … Again,” he joked to the crowd—and tonight, his message was as clear as it was dishonest: He didn’t lose to Joe Biden in 2020, and he’ll spend the next year working to elect Republicans who agree.


An hour or so into his speech, Trump turned his attention to January 6th, calling the storming of the Capitol an excuse for Democrats to arrest people and abuse them in jail. He mocked the police officer who shot Ashley Babbitt, and the crowd cheered. He suggested that the FBI planted people in the crowd outside the Capitol to incite the riot. “The real insurrection took place on election day, November 3,” he added.

Fucking psychopathic liar, con man, and grifter. If he wins in 2024 legitimately (not by alternate electors or fraud, etc), I give up on this country.

eta: More lies here from the psychopathic con man

January 14, 2022

October 24, 2021: Chile's "El Mercurio" newspaper publishes a positive eulogy about Hermann Goring

( sorry about misspelling of Göring's name in the subject line, DU does not like the German font of ö )


Embajada de Alemania en Chile = (in English) Embassy of Germany in Chile



Google translate of Chile's German Embassy tweets:

It is not customary for the Embassy to comment on press articles in public. We just want to make it very clear: This character, H. Göring, committed crimes against humanity and was one of the pillars of the Nazi regime. (1/2)

That leaves not the slightest room to justify or minimize morally and or politically - and much less in legal terms - its nefarious role during the Nazi regime and in the Holocaust.

Hermann Göring, infamous Nazi war criminal

January 13, 2022

OH GOP Congressman: District of Columbia masking and proof-of-vaccine rules are like the Holocaust



Ohio 8th Congressional District (Springfield OH)


A few thoughts about Davidson:

1- He obviously is not Jewish
2- He has no f*****g idea WHY and HOW the Holocaust was done
3- the DC rules are to PRESERVE life, not END it
4- He probably just wants to get on FauxNews, raise campaign cash and appeal to the morons in the Rep. base
January 13, 2022

WI GOP State Senator: No way to prevent COVID since you "can't physically see the virus"


WI GOP State Rep. Treig Pronschinske, in support of a law banning business from requiring vaccines, says that there is no way to prevent covid since you “can’t physically see the virus.”


Does it hurt? Being this fucking stupid, I mean.

As far as I know, we have absolutely NO ONE to compete with this guy, or MTG or Boebert or Gohmert or Gym Jordan.
January 10, 2022

Geography trivia: Russia, China and North Korea borders intersection

Intersection of Russian, Chinese and North Korean borders in the middle of the Tumen River

You can scroll your mouse to see the larger context or use the minus (-) sign to see it.

Maybe it's not really in the very middle of that river, but it makes sense. No sense squabbling over a boundary under water
January 9, 2022

They bought a blender. Three weeks later, their cats continue to hold it hostage


Max, day one (Jessica Gerson-Neeves)

Day two (Jessica Gerson-Neeves)

On Black Friday, Jessica and Nikii Gerson-Neeves bought a blender. It was a Vitamix blender, a professional-grade splurge, and the couple was looking forward to a winter of smoothies and soups.

It arrived on Dec. 16 at their home on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Jessica put the hefty box down on the floor in the kitchen, just for a second. Her 4-year-old tuxedo cat, Max, otherwise known as the “sentient soccer ball,” jumped up on the box. Jessica thought it was funny and snapped a photo.

Then Max’s 13-year-old feline siblings, George: Destroyer of Worlds (“sentient potato”) and Lando Calrissian (“the questionably sentient dust bunny,”), demanded their turn on the knee-high box.

That was three weeks ago. Since then, the cats have refused to leave the box, fighting over who gets to perch upon it and taking turns standing guard while the others eat or are busy elsewhere. The blender remains ensconced inside.

George and Max, day 15 (Jessica Gerson-Neeves)

Lando, day nine (Jessica Gerson-Neeves)

Max and Nikii, day 12 (Jessica Gerson-Neeves)

The article does not say if the cats are still winning the Vitamix box battle
January 9, 2022

Early actors imitated the murmur of crowds by repeating what phrase ?


Answer: Walla walla (I guessed wrong and said rabble rabble)

In the early days of radio broadcasting, producers discovered that they could easily recreate the murmuring sound of a crowd in a restaurant or other public space by having the actors not currently involved in the dialogue quietly repeat the word “walla” over and over again.

With the advent of television broadcasts wherein the listener-turned-viewer could now see the crowd, they switched to using casual improvised conversation (so that it wouldn’t look like everyone in the restaurant was, oddly, chanting the same thing over and over again). Despite the transition away from using the pat phrase, the term is firmly embedded in Hollywood, and actors who provide the background noise for the post production effect that is layered over the video of the background extras speaking are known as the “walla group”.

What’s particularly interesting about the “walla walla” phenomenon is that the phrases used by actors are highly regional and influenced by the native language of the region. American actors said “walla walla”, British actors said “rhubarb rhubarb”, German actors said “rhabarber rhabarber”, and Japanese actors said “gaya gaya”.

So fascinating about the cultural differences mentioned above.

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