Short Tutorial on Why China

This provides a little context (less than 10 minutes) for the criticism of the Chinese, and validates what might appear imprecise when I refer to that country's "culture of eating and torturing wildlife." https://youtu.be/TPpoJGYlW54 Pretty sad, all the way around. And, yep, fingers end-up pointing toward government (in this case Chinese) and the powerful and …

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China is Full of Shit

Statistics Location Confirmed cases Cases per 1M people Recovered Deaths Worldwide 531,804 75.47 123,942 24,073 United States 85,798 262.31 1,868 1,295 China 81,340 59.23 74,588 3,292 Italy 80,589 1275.84 10,361 8,215 Spain 56,197 1134.14 7,015 4,145 Germany 43,211 526.09 5,678 262 Iran 29,406 363.07 10,457 2,234 France 29,155 431.50 3,281 1,696 Switzerland 11,806 1740.01 131 …

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Quarantine 3/23

It's my mom's fucking birthday today. She passed in 1999. To think she's missing all of this! I love you, mom. Sure, I'm a little obsessed with this virus and I think we should all be so fucking consumed. As we know, hearing from virologists, epidemiologists and the like, this kind of novel coronavirus has …

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Fellow Isolationists!

I really appreciate you! That's one of the many silver-linings to an event like this (I think we agree there is always some sort of "silver-lining" in down-times, tragedies, losses, etc. -- though I still find difficulty discerning the blessing-in-disguise of the loss of my mother: I'll keep looking-in on that one.). During such times …

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Chinaahahahaaahhh, Shit!

Obviously, I'm out. I was out before the shit really started to hit the fan during this latest China-is-still-ruining-the-world-fuck-fest. This virus, as I said in a post or two ago "has everyone disturbed, confused, not-giving-a-shit, panicking, and getting ill and dying. Just horrific stuff."  I said that on February 18. That's like me saying Medvedev …

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Air Quality > Tennis Quality

As we all know, despite a lack of mainstream tennis media coverage (ATP/Tennis.com, etc.), the poor air quality in Melbourne is having a massive impact on the tournament. At least one player, on the women's side, had to pull-out of qualifying following a fit of coughing. Other players have had much difficulty playing or practicing. …

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2020

Just me or is there something ominous about 2020, numerically even? Of course, if we're paying attention to some of the worldly matters beyond our own immediate life and loved ones, and/or our favorite professional tennis player, we might see things a touch cataclysmic. I've been up to my neck in work (thankfully), up through …

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