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April 9, 2020

Stunning Poll: Those with ‘Conservative News Diet’ Like Fox News Twice as Uninformed on Coronavirus Deadliness

Filed under: Drugs, Education, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 19:13

Stunning Poll: Those with ‘Conservative News Diet’ Like Fox News Twice as Uninformed on Coronavirus Deadliness

People who consume news sources like Fox News are more than twice as likely to be uninformed about the coronavirus as those who take in sources like CNN and MSNBC, according to a stunning new survey conducted by Gallup.

The Knight Foundation/Gallup poll published Thursday broke down results by “news diet,” which in the case of a “conservative news diet” meant “those who cite only conservative news sources (e.g., Fox News, Breitbart, One America News, the National Review) as top sources.”

But on a key matter of fact regarding the Covid-19 disease, the results were devastating. A full 57 percent of the conservative news consumers falsely believe that the coronavirus is “less deadly than or as deadly as flu,” versus only 28 percent of those with a “liberal news diet” believing the same statement.

Even the most optimistic current data shows the coronavirus is many times deadlier than the seasonal flu.

More at the link above.    Hugs



diseases cured by …

Filed under: Cartoons, Education, Health, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 18:22


The US was not founded on Christianity

Filed under: Cartoons, Education, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 18:06


Go mass in church, run to the hospital when you get ill and need science to save your life.

Filed under: Cartoons, Education, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion, Science — Scottie @ 18:00

April 8, 2020

Late Night Coronavirus Public Service Announcement

Filed under: Education, Funny Stuff, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 18:31

April 7, 2020

Response to Dylan’s comment because this is important life and death stuff.

Filed under: Criminal, Drugs, Education, Fascism, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 14:12

First I will post Dylan’s comment and then my reply.  I will do his in italics.   Hugs

Hello Scottie,
I have an uncle who is a professor at UCI medical right here in California. They have over 40 patients right now with the CCP virus. His entire team is currently taking Hydroxycloroquine, and none of them have been infected by the contagion even though they are directly involved with it on a daily basis. Scottie, the mainstream media is being patently false when they claim that this drug is not effective in assisting the recovery of folks infected.

Hello Dylan. I am going to be a bit blunt with you. That is not evidence nor proof, that is anecdotal. That is worthless. sorry. My uncle has a farm and he seen a flying saucer fly over and zap a cow, it pooped , so when a cow poops it is flying saucers zapping them.

That drug has no studies showing it works! The people pushing it on Fox, and in the tRump white house have no medical degrees nor science background. Navarro is an economist claiming to know as much as medical doctors and scientists. He doesn’t. The papers he put on the desk were sastics but they had no medical data.

Dylan, are wrong in accepting dogma over science. You are taking made up pseudoscience ( Pseudoscience consists of statements, beliefs, or practices that are claimed to be both scientific and factual but are incompatible with the scientific method ) as facts. Not your fault really your being spoon fed it from people with no concern about your health.

As of right now there is no medical scientifically accepted study that shows any benefit to using Hydroxycloroquine to help in any way with Covid-19. There are claims that show it simply has no effect, and several well known claims that show it worsens the problems some patients with Covid-19 have.  These are based on individual doctors reportings and are not studies.   This is real information.

Plus because no studies have been done there is no way to know the proper dose. How much is enough, how much is too much. This is important because this drug has bad side effects. It can slow down and interfere with breathing, something a patient who has this virus really doesn’t need.

There seem to be two different spellings of the same drug. Hydroxycloroquine and hydroxychloroquine which seem to be the same drug.

Look at who is pushing this and why. People with money in the companies that make it, look up the news that one of the companies that makes this paid tRump’s lawyer / fixer Cohen a million dollars to arrange a meeting with tRump. They covered it by saying he was providing medical advice. Really? Fox news Laura Ingraham holds constant shows on the benefits of this drug against the covid-19 and has gotten a in person meeting with tRump. She is not a doctor. The two doctors she claims tell her it is a miracle never studied it in any controlled setting.

There is a reason it is called science. Because science is a method, a way of doing things. A way that not only provides positive results or shows that claims of results are wrong, but has a peer review system so other scientist in that field can try to prove it themselves or at least study the data and agree or disagree. In this case, this is important, no scientific study has been done and the only half scientific study shows no positive result. That is the facts.

So some more anecdotal evidence for you. My husband is working nightly with Covid-19 PTs as is his entire ICU. As is two other ICUs in his hospital, as is the entire floor they made available to only Covid-19 patients. Not one of the medical staff have said they are taking nor have they been prescribed hydroxychloroquine and only one so far in his hospital has been suspected of getting it and they think from the time frame he got it from his wife who is not a medical provider.  Sadly despite tRump claiming there are plenty of tests they do not have enough to test this medical provider.  So he simply self quarantines hoping they are wrong.  

Which leads me to the point that is also very important.  This is a prescribed drug again with no dosage available for this virus. What doctor is going to put their licence on the line to write a prescription for an unknown safe amount of a drug not shown or tested to work on this virus? It is stupid to believe that. It is not FDA approved for this covid-19. So if a doctor is trying to prescribe it for that , he just lost his licence, if he is claiming it is for a different diagnosis the person doesn’t have he again loses his licence. So please tell me Dylan which of those wonderful medical doctors including your uncle is has decided to lose his medical license?  I really want to know.   Thanks.  Hugs


April 6, 2020

Anyone reconsidering

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Education, Greed, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 10:46


April 5, 2020

Could Jared be less qualified? Seriously


Could Jared be less qualified? Seriously.

April 3, 2020

White House To Urge Public To Cover Faces As Scientists Say Virus Can Be Transmitted By “Normal Breathing”

Filed under: Education, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 04:45

White House To Urge Public To Cover Faces As Scientists Say Virus Can Be Transmitted By “Normal Breathing”

The Washington Post reports:

Simple cloth masks that cover the mouth and nose can prevent virus transmission from individuals who are infected but have no symptoms when they are out buying groceries, the guidance states.

It makes clear the cloth covering is not intended to protect the wearer, but to prevent the spread of the virus from the wearer to others. It noted the face coverings could be made at home at a low cost.


CNN reports:

A prestigious scientific panel told the White House Wednesday night that research shows coronavirus can be spread not just by sneezes or coughs, but also just by talking, or possibly even just breathing.

“While the current [coronavirus] specific research is limited, the results of available studies are consistent with aerosolization of virus from normal breathing,” according to the letter, written by Dr. Harvey Fineberg, chairman of a committee with the National Academy of Sciences.

April 2, 2020

Campaign infomercials

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Education, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:56

Stop real time coverage of these fake press briefings.  Hugs

March 30, 2020

The coronavirus crisis hasn’t changed Joe Biden’s mind on ‘Medicare for All’

Filed under: Drugs, Economics, Education, Fascism, Greed, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 19:00

The recent layoffs have exposed the myth that if you like your employers healthcare coverage you can keep it.   The candidates like Pete Buttigieg kept claiming they were for people having a choice!  Yes the people’s choice to … be unemployed and have no healthcare.  This is the second time in recent history we have seen employer healthcare disappear for employees.  It has to stop.  The lies to protect corporate wealth need to stop.   We need a universal healthcare, we need medicare for all.  How long will we the people cower and give in to wealthy corporations that want to control every aspect of our lives for their profit.   The last two years have seen an incredible transfer of public money , your tax paying dollars go to the wealthiest people  / corporations.   This time you get crumbs, but last time in 2017 the workers / lower incomes got nothing.  This last stimulus bill as originally push by McConnell had nothing for the workers, nothing for unemployment, nothing but giving unrestricted unrecorded money to corporations.   He yelled on the Senate floor how unfair it was of the Democrats to hold up the bill to give the wealthy donors all that good money sitting in the US treasury in a time of such crisis, yet when the Democrats wanted to give better unemployment benefits to the people who lost their jobs the Republicans had a melt down about how would companies be able to pay starvation wages if unemployment paid better?    Wake up people before it is too late if it is not already.   The game is rigged and stacked against everyone in favor of the very wealthy.  And the Republicans are in on it and helping bleed you dry.  

There is always a reason behind the scenes why the wealthy or the government don’t want something for the lower incomes.  The military gets most of its volunteers from the lower incomes by enticing them with help for college, free medical, a mess hall to get meals in.   Just sign away your life for 6 years to be able to live, unless you die.  And the 6 years … well that is unless we decided we want you longer.  

Corporations don’t want higher wage laws for clear reasons but they also don’t want universal healthcare.  Right now the majority of people who are stuck in their jobs stay there because of the need for healthcare coverage insurance offered by their employer that they pay a lot of their income on.   It is a club to be used against the workers, just as GM tried to do in the workers strike when they took away strikers healthcare for their families.  Kids needs went unmet, cancer patients treatments were stopped.   Do you really think this is a plus for the people?   Hugs

“Single payer will not solve that at all,” he said Monday. Bernie Sanders begs to differ.

Sanders and an army of progressive allies say the pandemic elevates the need for a single-payer plan that covers everyone, as the Federal Reserve estimates that as many as 47 million Americans could lose their job due to the coronavirus.

Asked to respond to Biden, the Sanders campaign’s national policy director, Josh Orton, said Medicare for All would ensure that everyone is insured without out-of-pocket costs and that rural hospitals would have consistent funding streams that don’t rely on for-profit insurers.

“The coronavirus crisis reveals why it is imperative the country move quickly to guarantee health care as a human right,” Orton told NBC News, calling it the appropriate fix for “a dysfunctional, greedy health care system [that] ties most people’s health care coverage to employment.”

There is a video at the link above.   Hugs


Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: tRump’s forever war on truth

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Education, Family, Fascism, Greed, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:39

(cartoon by Bob Englehart)

(cartoon by Pat Bagley)

Ken Catalino Comic Strip for March 30, 2020

(cartoon by David Horsey)

Editorial Cartoon U.S. Coronavirus Stock Market 401K fever rise sickness

Political Cartoon U.S. Trump Coronavirus Easter wave cases churches

Editorial Cartoon U.S. Coronavirus COVID-19 playground children germs

Political Cartoon U.S. Trump America Coronavirus open business sign

Political Cartoon U.S. Trump Easter COVID-19 pandemic egg face mask

Political cartoon

Gary Markstein Comic Strip for March 29, 2020

Political cartoon

Political cartoon

Brian McFadden Comic Strip for March 30, 2020

Tom Toles Comic Strip for March 30, 2020

Political cartoon

Chris Britt Comic Strip for March 29, 2020


Coronavirus cartoon

Coronavirus cartoon

Robert Ariail Comic Strip for March 29, 2020


Signe Wilkinson Comic Strip for March 29, 2020


March 29, 2020

Let’s talk about Trump shipping PPE overseas….

Filed under: Education, Fascism, Greed, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 12:19

March 28, 2020

Today’s real superheroes

Filed under: Cartoons, Education, Family, Health, Love, Memes, News, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 06:02

(cartoon by Gary Varvel)

What an image of horror

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Education, Fascism, Greed, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:24


March 27, 2020

NPR Station Will No Longer Carry Trump’s Briefings Over “Pattern Of False Information And Exaggeration”

Filed under: Drugs, Education, Fascism, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 11:58

NPR Station Will No Longer Carry Trump’s Briefings Over “Pattern Of False Information And Exaggeration”

The Washington Post reports:

“After airing the White House briefings live for two weeks, a pattern of false information and exaggeration increasingly had many at KUOW questioning whether these briefings were in the best service of our mission — to create and serve a more informed public,” notes the statement, posted Wednesday afternoon.

“Of even greater concern was the potential impact of false information on the health and safety of our community.” KUOW provided three examples of bogus information stemming from the briefings. All of them — surprise — came from President Trump.

March 23, 2020

Conservative Writer: The Upside to COVID-19? It Shut Down Drag Queen Story Hours

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Education, Family, Gender, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 11:13

Conservative Writer: The Upside to COVID-19? It Shut Down Drag Queen Story Hours

… There are silver linings to some of this limbo, one being that the LGBTQ community has to slow down its offenses against our sensibilities.

… famous drag queens are lamenting the lack of people coming to their shows because of quarantine.

Hey, at least kids all over the country can be safe from drag queen story hour for a month…

…… All the viral videos of them sexualizing kids as young as nine-months-old are proof that maybe from certain perspectives, quarantine might be good.

Imagine how miserable you have to be to take joy in the cancellation of a children’s story time. Those events aren’t sexual, by the way. Conservatives, much like pastors and televangelists, just can’t imagine people who don’t fit gender stereotypes without thinking of sex. Everything is sexual to them. Even reading to kids.

More at the link above.   Hugs

March 18, 2020

I’m in Coronavirus quarantine!

Filed under: Education, Health, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 19:26

This is a really smart guy I follow.   I am not sure of his degrees, but he is a well versed in a lot of things.  He is a real practitioner of his skills, he is employed in labs.     He has been on YouTube since the beginning of YouTube.  I love his videos because I can learn a lot and he does it in a way that a person not well educated can understand.  Also he debunks a lot of crap science and products that people are fund raising and promising things that have no chance of working.  Please browse his videos if you like to learn.   Hugs

Hard work

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Economics, Education, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 11:38

The world kids have to live in so adults can play with guns to seem tough

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Criminal, Education, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 11:37
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