Charles W. Moore

Occasional thoughts and deeds of an Engineer
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  • New Facemask Saves Lives

    Posted on March 26th, 2020 cwmoore No comments
    The President is always lurking in every background shot.

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  • Covid-19 Factoids: 3.19.20

    Posted on March 19th, 2020 cwmoore No comments

    Here is a link that shows graphs by day of various countries covid-19 spread: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-51235105?fbclid=IwAR3XrwRvkDlKNqfdJsC1neI2BledoL9NsAKRcnQJLxHMt6NN1YJgV4i1tEs

    The link above may go dead a few days or weeks when it no longer has significance. Below is a link to Indiana Travel Advisory map:

    https://www.in.gov/dhs/traveladvisory/


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    3/19/2020 Presidental Covid-19 speach

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  • The Pandemic

    Posted on March 15th, 2020 cwmoore No comments

    So far the Covid-19 pandemic reality has not hit home yet. We are in Alabama near Fairhope, Robertsdale, Foley triangle. However, we noticed yesterday that Walmart and other big box stores are out of toilet paper, oatmeal, ammonia and lots of other consumables. We ended up at a Dollar General close to us and the manager said they were out of all the items mentioned and a lot more. We did buy some canned tuna, laundry soap, hand soap plus some canned chicken. The manager said the next truck load is supposed to be in Tuesday.

    Our trip to Florida from Alabama was a casualty of the pandemic. All the venues we were going to participate in were canceled. The ones that were not canceled were groups of under 500 but that was a just technicality and we think are a bit risky (such as church and large group events). So we are going straight home from here in mid-April. Our Canada Maritime’s trip this summer may suffer as well.C

    I have had the “flu” diagnosed twice in the last 5 years. Both times I picked it up from close coupled group environments like a marina and a RV park of seniors meeting in community events. This last time was in early 2020. The onset was very rapid – it started with a cough, then lethargic feeling and finally constant coughing with a suffocating feeling. Finally after 5 or 6 days I made an appointment with a nurse practitioner. She gave me a shot of Cortisone and an Z-pac of antibiotic. (BTW- I have had Pneumonia 13 and 23 shots but no flu shot this season). Still it took 6 more weeks to be feeling good and not coughing (after 4 weeks). This is no laughing matter for seniors (I am 70+) and I am healthy in most matters and exersize almost daily.

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  • Coronavirus politics

    Posted on March 4th, 2020 cwmoore No comments

    Voting by mail in the California primary, as Kimmel did, could be confusing. The mail ballot featured a long list of candidates who are no longer running, including Marianne Williamson, Andrew Yang, and Julian Castro. “This is like the menu for a restaurant that’s out of almost everything.” (He claims to have cast a write-in vote for “Mr. T.”)

    Democrats aside, Kimmel remains focused on Trump – whose embarrassing White House photo-op with pharmaceutical executives was a tableau of the darkest comedy. Watching the president ask whether public health authorities can stem the new virus using the “solid”old flu vaccine is truly chilling.

    Pray the flu out of existence and your re-election is assured! Not only that you could probably get a third term or become Emperor of something.

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  • Boojahideen?

    Posted on February 29th, 2020 cwmoore No comments

    The myths and conspiracy theories that fuel the radical right often take on lives of their own while producing a growing record of lethal violence by its cult like believers. It is happening worldwide, fueled by political motives, think of China, India, USA, Germany, Turkey and Russia+. This is the fuel of despots.

    Now, in truth, I think this could be equally applied to the Radical Left but today it is the Right that this article applies. I am too old and stupid to remember the tranquil times before – whatever chemical or radiation induced irrationality occurred – and prefer to remember my youth of carefree indifference and tolerance.

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  • Native American Linguistic Map

    Posted on February 29th, 2020 cwmoore No comments

    A real native American map?

    I hope it accurately depicts the situation in year ????

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  • M4A

    Posted on February 22nd, 2020 cwmoore No comments

    Who is John Oliver? To tell you the truth before this hour I did not really know – so I googled it. I another article I read in a Daily KOS, a left leaning news organization, presented M4A statements attributed to John Oliver. I’ll present these paraphrased to clean them up.

    1. Nobody knows what M4A will actually cost.  Anyone saying otherwise is full of malarky.

    2. Most cost estimates come in at or below our nations current public and private sector combined health care spending, and even if it doesn’t end up that way, it’s worth it.

    3. The idea of “choice” is an illusion.  Most people have one choice:  Whatever their employer offers them.

    4. People often have no choice at all in emergencies but to go out-of-network — often even when they’ve gone out of their way to try to stay in network.

    5. Under M4A, every provider is in network.

    6. The “wait time” argument about other nations with nationalized healthcare that is currently a favorite of those opposed to M4A is basically bogus and based on non-emergency or elective procedures.

    7. People wait ridiculous amounts of time *now* because they simply cannot afford the co-pays and deductibles needed to be met to get said procedures.

    8. A system where people have to choose between one life saving medication or another due to cost is inherently unjust.

    9. Yes, people in the health care bureaucracy will need new jobs, but that can be handled and is part of the plans offered by both Sanders and Warren.

    10. The current system is not becoming of a civilized, first world country, while Medicare for all “who want it” is a fall back.

    11. If you’re arguing against M4A, you’re arguing for all of the flaws and unfairness inherent in our current system and you need to own that.

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  • RV life in Alabama

    Posted on February 15th, 2020 cwmoore No comments

    Here we are just a few miles north of Gulf Shores in a campground. This place is quiet, rural and relatively inexpensive if you forget about the 10% sales tax. Most of the conveniences known to modern man are just a few miles away as is the rural type venues like Tractor Supply, saddle & tack shops, pecan farms and Campers World.

    It is a conservative area where neighbors try to outdo one another and the most outstanding example is the Trump posters in about 90% of the front yards. I have yet to see posters from anyone else except for a few Judge Roy Moore banners. People are afraid to advertise anyone else or at least that is what I am told. Judging Washington these days I guess they are correct.

    About 50% of the days are wet and cloud with the rest being sunny and 60’ish. This is of course mid-February. Late January was cold, 30°± at night and mid-40’s in the day. We were getting ready to pack-up and head to Florida but it turned to an acceptable temperature that we enjoy.

    Food here in the restaurants is excellent and most have good ambiance too – about $35 with tip for two people. That is without alcohol which can be pretty pricey – figure $70 with tip with.

    The biggest downside of staying here is the internet or lack thereof: We have about 1 bar of 4G mimo. This is not too bad but there are hundreds of people vying for the 36 channel slots (Band 13) and all want to stream video. I try to get my internet critical items done in the morning before 10AM. After that things really slow to 1990 era speeds.

    Mo(o)re later.

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  • Indiana Senator on Impeachment

    Posted on January 28th, 2020 cwmoore No comments

    Email cut and past Quote:

    Dear Mr. Moore,

              Thank you for contacting me regarding the Senate impeachment trial.  I appreciate hearing from you on this issue.

              Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution provides the House of Representatives with the “sole Power of Impeachment” and Article I, Section 3 provides the Senate with the “sole Power to try all Impeachments.”  As Senate trial proceedings begin, I will uphold my duty as an impartial impeachment juror and carefully evaluate the facts and legal arguments presented.  I take all my responsibilities very seriously and I hope the proceedings can be completed quickly so we can get back to the work Hoosiers elected me to do, including reining in health care costs, taking care of veterans, keeping Americans safe and secure, and continuing to grow our economy.

              Please be assured I will keep your thoughts in mind as I evaluate the evidence and legal arguments during the impeachment trial.  Once the trial concludes, I will provide you with an explanation of my vote.

              Again, thank you for contacting me.  It is an honor to represent you in the United States Senate.

    Sincerely,
    Todd Young
    United States Senator

    End email Quote.

    I have not heard one thing from Senator Mike Braun about my email to him or I guess he does not care what his constituents think.

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  • Danziger Cartoon

    Posted on January 16th, 2020 cwmoore No comments

    This is an interesting one and has sort of dark humor: A bunch of Generals standing around trying to generate situational awareness for The President on North Korea and the comment “As you can see, the Splooshes are getting closer”.

    It was in The National Memo daily email and has the signature of Danziger and is placed below.

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