I hope nobody accepted Mr. McGlothin’s Letter to the Editor without checking the facts. The facts are that the flu hospitalization number is the total for the whole 2019-2020 season. COVID hospitalizations of 100,000 is the daily number. It does not include the people that have recovered or died. The US does not publish (as far as I can research) total hospitalizations. Best value out there is that approximately 4 percent of the COVID cases require hospitalization, which works out to approximately 559,127 total hospitalizations.
So lets recap:
Flu season deaths of 21,909 is 0.1 percent of the total flu cases and 5.4 percent of those that were hospitalized.
COVID deaths (so far) of 274,077 is 2 percent of the cases and 49 percent of those that have been hospitalized.
Somebody should have said “Whoa!” Because when are 274,077 deaths not as bad as 21,909 deaths!
We have lost over 12-and-a-hal times lives from COVID (so far) than we did from the last flu season and the COVID “season” is not over yet. There is a vaccine for the flu, which by best stats is 50 percent effective, and then only 50 percent of the people get the vaccine. So wear your masks, wash your hands and get the COVID vaccine as soon as it becomes available.
Oh, and just to remind everyone, the 2020-2021 flu season started Oct. 1. Did you get the flu vaccine for this season? Take care and stay protected and healthy.
Chinese Flu And Greensboro Police Problems
We had a chance to get Gov. Cooper out of here and blew it. Now he thinks he can do anything that suits him, like shutting down businesses again. What are those of us with a modicum of sense to do? He is more interested in being politically correct than solving the problems. There is one demographic causing probably 90 percent of the Chinese flu spread and instead he chooses to punish businesses. I always thought getting through law school weeded out those too obtuse to make it. Obviously there are exceptions.
Regarding the police situation, our City Council can take 100 percent of the credit, along with those who think they made a good choice at the ballot box. Our present City Council has only one adult among them. When you handicap law enforcement as the council has repeatedly, you get what you required of them. I can accept that every sworn officer, at least at times, does not measure up, and that a few should never have been issued a badge and a weapon. But we are people and we occasionally err on the side of good intentions.
As a child I was taught that when in distress, seek out a police officer, and I still firmly believe that to be good advice. If you are frightened of the police, there is a reason beyond those one in several million who have issues regarding things like race, ethnicity and neighborhood. I still trust the police to do the right thing, and if you break the law, you establish an adversarial relationship and it is not their duty to change that. Their job is law enforcement and in these times I certainly do not wish to be in their numbers. Maybe the reason for the shortage. Ya think!
Thanks To The Voters
The election is over and it’s important to recognize and hold in appreciation the voters and the various boards of elections. We should never take for granted the significance of both. As Susan B. Anthony once said, “Someone struggled for your right to vote. Use it.” And use it we did.
In this time of COVID, I was awed and moved as a record number of Americans made their mark in history by exercising their rightful and vital responsibility as citizens of this great country. Their collective voices have been heard as they chose those they wish to lead them in the years ahead on the local, state and national levels. Billie Eilish, singer and songwriter, captured it this way: “We all have to vote like our lives and the world depend upon it, because they do. The only way to certain of the future is to make it ourselves.”
And the tireless efforts and long hours logged by boards of elections to insure a fair election and that every vote that was cast and should be counted, was counted. The tasks they and poll workers performed were done with efficiency and integrity and those efforts embody the very heart and soul of our democracy and help guarantee that our constitutional republic and its traditions long endure.
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Dec 5, 2020, 12:36 PM (5 days ago)
A few observations.
AMERILIFE is an Insurance Company located in Marlborough, MA. For several days now, I have been receiving RoboCalls from them; a machine asks about my Medicare benefits. First, why would they think that I was eligible for Medicare? Where did they get such information? And second, RoboCalls are illegal, and are a felony. So I, with perhaps some of you, can phone them and ask the same questions.
I’m sure everyone is aware of the shrinking size of packaging of all types of products, food, drugs, etc. I’ve been buying the same brand of shampoo for a very long time. The size has shrunk from 16oz, to 12oz, to 10oz, to 8.5oz, to 6.5oz. Still five bucks for water, a bit of soap, fragrance, and food color. The standard size for a pie is 9″, shallow or deep. Now, all I see are 8″ pies. Doesn’t sound like much, so I trotted out my high school algebra. The area of a 9″ circle is 63.61 square inches, an 8″ circle is 50.26. That’s almost 21 percent less. Such a deal. Instead of a 1/2 gal of ice cream, you get .375 gal, 25 percent less; but the package is wider, so it looks the same on the shelf. Don’t even get me started on coffee. This is nothing but an attempt to disguise a price increase. Apparently, that works fairly well.
Another way is to cheapen the product. An example might be Sunbeam Products (Newell Brands, Inc). They used to make great kitchen appliances, such as my old “Mister Coffee.” After years of service, I broke the glass pot, so I ordered another one. First time it touched something hard, it shattered. Bought another one, it shattered almost immediately. Then I dawned on me that they wanted it to shatter, all thanks to “Chainsaw” Al Dunlap. Now, 940,000 Sunbeam crockpot multicookers are being recalled as the lids have popped off, spewing burning liquids. Nearly 100 burn injuries so far. Sunbeam says it is the consumers fault by not securing the lid properly. How do they know?
Not only are Krispy Kreme donuts smaller, but they don’t bother to glaze the bottom – double gotcha on that one.
All this is at best disingenuous, or what I call “sneaky”. The factual comment is public information, the rest is my opinion.
On the other hand, Blue Bell Ice Cream has not been reduced in size, or quality. I will pay their price.
Bob Kollar, I’d like to note you left out a couple of very important words and they are legal and illegal and more importantly unconstitutional . Most of us meaning the majority are aware of the irregularities that were allowed and you socialist are laughing all the way with the help of the complicit media and so called judges that have turned their backs on the law abiding tax payers. How about the corruption swept under the rug to protect the Biden’s? As for me I think it’s part of the plan. Scam the election with Joe as the nominee and now that the fix is in send stupid confused creepy joe and crackhead Hunter off to prison so that YOUR royal whoreness karmela falls right into the Oval Office. You snakes have no conscience. Yes let’s thank the board of elections (ran by snakes/DNC) for not following the constitution and changing the law AND ignoring a judges orders then again we are talking about the party immune to justice. I guess after all the crimiinals that have been caught like Hillary, Comey, Lynch, Holder McCabe BIDEN etc etc. (too many to lost) and NOTHING! Not one charge for any of these swamp creatures so why not wipe their hooves on the constitution and spit in the faces of the law abiding citizens. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck ITS A F’N DUCK! Please give me an explaination of all the things people have given sworn statements about at these polling places. The videos of these workers sneaking out memory sticks and violations of states constitutions written well before the elections. To me you don’t have to be the law professor at the countries most prestigious university to know or see what gone on here. Somehow the SCOTUS doesn’t or can’t see how one state breaking the election laws of their own state has an effect on another state. It’s like saying how the hell does my driving 100 mph on the interstate effect other cars on the interstate. How does my shoplifting effect other shoppers? Congratulations you commies/socialist/Marxist have destroyed the greatest democracy in the history of the world all because Donald Trump actually went to the office of the President with the American people’s interest first and for some reason you snowflakes hate capitalism and the successes of this country . Well I guess we’re back to where it all started. Those in power tell the peasants what to do and we are supposed to obey. I’ve got some bad news for you commies Bob…. our founders those damned white supremacist forefathers of ours (not yours)!warned us of this and told us not to hammer our muskets into plows. Look around Bob. Do you know why there’s an ammo shortage? I’ll help you because based on your letter to the editor you are not the brightest light in the harbor. It’s because this country is preparing for war. In the words of W.T.Sherman … everyone, old young, rich or poor should feel the cold hard hand of war. Justice will be served…my advice is get prepared and realize that the lawlessness of your party has brought these things to our land which will be the land of the free again instead of the land of the sheep.
Btw Bob, anyone with half a brain knows that
two unlikable pukes like Joe and Karmela didn’t and wouldn’t in a million years get 15 FIFTEEN MILLION more votes than Barack Obama! At least put up some realistic numbers Bob. But then again when you’ve got veriables like multiple boneheads in multiple states scamming the system it gets hard to hit a realistic number doesn’t it.? More voters turned out than ever and why not? Who didn’t besides me of course want to vote fore the great white dope and the Willie brown side piece? What a whore! But hey she rode men all the way to the White House. Still a whore though. You do you Bob but stop acting like this was a fair LEGAL and CONSTITUTIONALLY held election! It was not.
LOL! Talk about sore losers. They don’t believe THEIR DOJ, THEIR Supreme Court, THEIR Intelligence operatives AND offer NO SUBSTANTIATED evidence of this fraud they harp upon. Sad beyond belief. Who has been brain washed? Go back to Kindergarten where one learns to lose gracefully.
This is a perfect snapshot of the quality of The Rhino Time’s readership. Thank you for this APA.
Hey kindergarten 101, when and if you graduate to first grade you will learn a little something about how legislation works. You see dummy, the legislature passed law not the DNC ran election board and not some moonbat Leftwing judge. However, in 2020 the election boards in several states including N.C. Changes the law without legislative approval therefore violating said states election laws. Look it up stupid… how much evidence do you need? Facts idiot facts! You really have to be stupid to be a dumbacRAT don’t you.! Must be a rule oops I forgot rules only apply to law abiding citizens. Well good luck learning about losing and being a good sport and all but don’t forget about the past four years of being that sore loser and the phony dossier and the fake impeachment and all the rioting and whining.
at least Trump wasn’t is corrupt politician so F Joe and F karamela and F you too! Dummy
Love the racism and disrespect of your duly elected President and Vice President. You are truly the man! So Patriotic and American!
I really like the thesis that there is no way that anyone could get more votes than Barack Obama for several reasons:
1. It forces these dumb pseudo-extremists to acknowledge how incredibly popular Obama was.
2. In a backwards way it acknowledges that the GOP must have committed fraud to get all those extra votes beyond what Obama got in 2008.
3. It shows general misunderstanding of how voting works, that there isn’t a zero-sum number of votes out there. Even in 2020, we had only about 66% voter participation. (Roughly 155M votes in a country of 233M eligible voters, granted some of those aren’t eligible to vote due to age and other factors). Moreover, since 2008, the number of eligible voters has increased by about 25M and the turnout at that election was very nearly the same percentage – 61-63%. These are hardly the highest participation levels in our country’s history.
4. Prior to the election, officials anticipated more than 150M votes and we ended up very close to that number, 155M. I am doing some rounding, but even if 100% of those “extra”votes were fraudulent, Biden still would have won the popular vote.
5. It just makes me feel so good that the other side can be this stupid. Schadenfreude – terrible, I know – but definitely get satisfaction out of this person’s shortcomings.
AITAH, the shot answer is yes. You are the a$$hole now and always! As for your SCHADENFREUDE… you are the typical millennial… self centered beyond selfish. All about you A$$hole! Btw. Hillary won the popular vote but the presidential election isn’t a popularity contest stupid. And last but not least if you believe Joe and Karamela won this election without fraudulent votes you are stupid beyond measure.