COVID Infections Spike While Deaths Plummet

Recently, media outlets such as the NY TimesCBS News, CNBC, CNN, and even Fox News reported in lock-step that the B.1.617.2 variant of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus which emerged from India (or, the “Delta variant” for short) was responsible for 83% of the new COVID-19 cases in the USA, according to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta Georgia (“the CDC“).

Gosh, that sounds like really bad news: 83% of anything is big, especially anything bad.

So I thought “Just how bad is this recent spike in COVID-19 due to this new variant?”
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Cartoon: Just Following Orders

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Reparations? Here’s to YOU, Mr. Robinson!

Presented without any editorial comment on my part, here’s North Carolina’s Lt. Governor Mark Robinson, speaking at the North Carolina Republican Party 2021 State Convention in Greenville NC on June 8th 2021:

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I Choose the Freedom of Others’ Conformities

If you think the title is confusing, read all the quotes below to figure out my message.

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
Romans 12:2, Holy Bible, New King James Version (NKJV)

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The MLB’s “Living Wage” Problem? Solved!

During the top of the 5th inning of the July 19th, 2021 Red Sox game versus the Toronto Blue Jays in Buffalo NY the Red Sox announcers talked about how hard Minor League players have to work to move up the ranks to the Major League despite their low pay, and wondered why those players couldn’t be paid a “living wage”.

And that got me thinking: If every player in Major League Baseball was paid just enough to be classified as a member of the Top One Percent of Income Earners (former President Obama’s “One-percenters”) how much money would be available to all the Minor League Baseball players?

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