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No, not globalism. Globism!

What is that you say? It’s clearly a bias on how the Earth is represented on a globe.

Like, is on-top important? Seems almost sexist. Dominant is on top. Dominant sleeps in the top bunk. Dominant is at the top of social, political and work hierarchies.

Normally the globe is represented like this (but at a 23 degree angle)

This is arbitrary. As is up and down in the entire galaxy and universe.

It’s totally based on what people in the northern hemisphere say is top and bottom, up…


There is a general lack of clarity on the seriousness of COVID 19. Initial information was definitely following the precautionary principle. We don’t really know how bad this is, so let’s not gamble with people’s lives.

Probably realistic when you saw the news reports form Wuhan. And then Northern Italy. You could foresee another bubonic plague, Spanish Flu, etc.

Some politicians downplayed the seriousness of it, with comments like “its just a really bad flu”

The “always fearful”, who seem to dominate decision making these days, shamed people for not taking peoples lives seriously enough.

I think politicians were afraid…


I AM A WHITE PERSON

So I have white privilege. Everywhere? In China? India? Pakistan? Malaysia?

Maybe in America. But privilege? It’s totally up to individuals how they feel about others. My mother totally feared all strangers. It’s mostly due to ignorance. If white Americans do better in predominately white America, that seems strange to you? And you call that privilege. I am sure any person does better in a group of people they are comfortable with. Let’s blame them for their success. Hell no, let’s denigrate them.

Obviously white people will do better in a white society. But that’s…


COVID 19 Clarity

There is a general lack of clarity on the seriousness of COVID 19. Initial information was definitely following the precautionary principle. We don’t really know how bad this is, so let’s not gamble with people’s lives.

Probably realistic when you saw the news reports form Wuhan. And then Northern Italy. You could foresee another bubonic plague, Spanish Flu, etc.

Some politicians downplayed the seriousness of it, with comments like “its just a really bad flu”

The “always fearful”, who seem to dominate decision making these days, shamed people for not taking peoples lives seriously enough.

I think…


Hi, I Am Cancer.

I wish I was more benign so I could use all your resources without killing you.

I am not productive, I produce no cells useful in your body.

But I love what you have produced. To my demise, no doubt.

If I was a good cáncer I would siphon off your resources without killing you.

Alas, that is not in my programing.

Those damn muscle cells, kidney cells, liver cells brain cells. Very selfish, using resources for you self interest.

“How dare you”

It’s time you were enlightened.

Cancer cells are all equal.

We produce nothing…


I am 68 years old, my view on the coronavirus.

I am a 68 year old male Brazilian. I am in the higher mortality group.

Am I worried? No!

Because I am fortunate to be healthy. No high blood pressure, no high chloresteral, no heart problems, no lung problems, no diabetes, no chronic diseases of any sort. Before Coronavirus, I thought I was lucky to be so healthy. But the reality is, there is a reason for that. My lifestyle and what I eat. Only two words “low carb”

But the reason for what I write is not my good…


Hi, I Am Cancer

I wish I was more benign so I could use all your resources without killing you.

I am not productive, I produce no cells useful in your body.

But I love what you have produced.

To my demise, no doubt.

If I was a good cáncer I would siphon off your resources without killing you.

Alas, that is not in my programing.

Those damn muscle cells, kidney cells, liver cells brain cells.

Very selfish, using resources for you self interest.

“How dare you”

It’s time you were enlightened.

Cancer cells are all equal. We produce nothing…


Do I Still Get Climate Change

If I don’t use cash?

Climate is always changing! Really? How so?

I grew up on a farm in southern Alberta, in western Canada.

Almost everyone I knew lived on a farm. And the things they talked about more than anything were the weather and the climate.

Old people remembered the 1930s when it was blistering hot. And I remembered the 1950s and 1960s when it was really cold. Of course now I am an old person. So I can remember the 1980s when it warmed up. Winters were much milder.

Usually when farmers…


Free 🤔 Is this good or bad?

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you here that word? I am thinking probably it doesn’t cost anything.

Of course things that don’t cost anything are not free so why would we chose that?

Do you think that only people in “Western” countries think this way?

They are usually capitalist countries. So do only people in capitalist countries think free means it doesn’t cost anything? Cost? Like money, labor, what?

I don’t think free is actually a noun, a thing. Any more than pre is a noun. Pre usually…


Understanding CO2 and Temperature

You may have seen Al Gore present something like this chart as proof that CO2 rise causes temperature rise. Temperature is on the left in degrees C and is a relative temperature that allows you to see the change in temperature. CO2 is in parts per million (ppm) and is on the right. It is easy to see that temperature and CO2 levels are correlated. Al Gore claimed, CO2 rose and temperature followed.

I took this data from a website that archives NOAA data. It is in Excel format and covers 800,000 years before present. Its…

DeeGee

Brasilero amused by problems in North America and Europe.

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