FYI: Interesting Wealth Redistribution Fact

Have you received your (up to) $1,200 relief check yet from Uncle Sam’s $2,000,000,000,000 COVID-19 Stimulus Bill? I haven’t, but I’m not complaining as I’m still working (and, glad to be, thanks Boss!).

Whether you have, haven’t yet, or don’t qualify, consider this:

The combined wealth of the Top Nine Richest People in the United Statesapproximately $680,500,000,000 – would provide $2,074 to each and every person in the USA – every man, woman, child, legal citizen or not, including each of the top nine richest people.

(and which, by the way, is subject to US Federal Income tax.)

Note I’m not advocating wealth redistribution: I hope everyone who works hard, plays by the rules, and acts honestly and ethically becomes as rich as they want. I’m just pointing out an interesting wealth fact.

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“Face Masks DON’T Work, Reports CDC”…WHAT?!?

Sorry for the emphatic, click-bait headline, but that’s the headline I expect news outlets will report in the coming days.

Why? Because the CDC actually investigated “all” the published data on the effectiveness of personal face masks and concluded there’s no evidence that they actually work to stop the spread of pathogens.

Now I’m not a medical expert and not involved in medicine, but here’s a chart, courtesy of the Anesthesia Infomatics and Media Lab at Stanford Medicine, prepared for their medical staff:
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Standing Up for Viral Humor.

Working from home has me sitting down quite a lot so I took a break and worked on my Standup Comedy for a little bit. Here’s what I’ve got so far:

  • I asked a woman I like if she wanted to be intimate and she replied “Sure, as long as you keep at least 6 feet away.”
  • While in my local big department store I noticed a man wearing a gun but not a face mask, and I asked him…(feel free to select one of the following punch lines)
    • “Aren’t you afraid of catching the virus?”, and he said “From who?”
    • “Are you here to purchase ammo?”, and he said, “No, I’m here to rob the place.”
    • “Haven’t you heard? Our state’s ‘Social Distancing’ rule also applies to ammunition.”
  • I invited a woman to share my bedroom and she said “Didn’t you hear? The CDC said we shouldn’t be in close contact for more than 5 minutes”. To which I replied “Oh, I don’t think that’ll be a problem.”
  • My friend reported they’ve been drunk on vodka since the COVID-19 pandemic began. “Depressed?”, I asked. “No”, he replied, “I’m trying to see if I can kill it from the inside.”
  • Before my girlfriend stopped by for a “visit” she asked me if I had protection. I said “Do I need it?” and she said “Yes, on your face and hands.” “Are you THAT worried about catching the virus?”, and she answered “No, I’m worried about your face and hands.”

Thank you very much, you’ve been a great audience, I’m here occasionally, and I’d say “Try the veal marsala, it’s excellent!” but all the restaurants are closed. ;-)

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We’re “Warriors of the Wastland”, Said Frankie

While taking my convertible out for a 90 mph excursion leisurely jaunt along my billboard-straight, nearly level, mostly empty multi-lane highway I heard this song on my stereo and thought…

It’s Frankie

…who may have figured out how the World works “way back” in 1986:

Warriors of the Wasteland- Frankie Goes to Hollywood
(excerpt, from the album “Liverpool”)

“It seems to be that the powers that be
Keep themselves in splendor and security
Armored cars for our megastars
No streets, no bars, your wealth is ours!
They make the masses, kiss their assets
Lower class jackass, pay me tax take out the trash
Working for the world go round
Your job is gold, do as you’re told
They pay you less then run for Congress…”

That song sure brought me back to a simpler, more optimistic, happier, Conservative time.

And, I noticed this version of the lyrics left out the last two lines of the song, which hopefully won’t be the most relevant to today’s viral situation:

“We’re rats in a cage
Suicide a go-go.”

Made me wonder if the band was prescient or simply familiar with history.

For those who want to reminisce, or discover the 1980′s anew, here’s the official 1986 music video “Warriors”, by Frankie Goes to Hollywood:

Thanks for Reading! (And, thank you, Frankie!)

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Former FBI Dir. Comey Sings “The Perjury Trap”

For those of you who don’t know, back on January 24th, 2017 President Trump appointed Genera Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor to the President, a job he resigned from twenty days later after being accused of misleading White House officials about a meeting he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

(BTW: I’ll digress with purpose here: If you already know the story, or just want go to directly to “The Perjury Trap”, just click here)
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