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Bert
Bert
October 20, 2020 6:00 am

To mask or not to mask, that is the question. https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/4/e006577 Main outcome measure Clinical respiratory illness (CRI), influenza-like illness (ILI) and laboratory-confirmed respiratory virus infection. Results The rates of all infection outcomes were highest in the cloth mask arm, with the rate of ILI statistically significantly higher in the cloth mask arm (relative risk (RR)=13.00, 95% CI 1.69 to 100.07) compared with the medical mask arm. Cloth masks also had significantly higher rates of ILI compared with the control arm. An analysis by mask use showed ILI (RR=6.64, 95% CI 1.45 to 28.65) and laboratory-confirmed virus (RR=1.72, 95% CI 1.01 to… Read more »

tobyt
tobyt
Reply to  Bill Cara
October 20, 2020 9:16 am

bill…..will start off by saying I love your blog and the many inputs but I take umbrage at the gratuitous last sentence……given the number of high tech employees who are active in the biden campaign and the blatant censorship going on re Hunter”maybe when you grow up you will not have to give half your earning to your father” Biden fiasco. NYPost is still banned on twitter.

tobyt
tobyt
Reply to  Bill Cara
October 19, 2020 11:37 am

So far, a total of 353 of the 3,141 counties in America located in 29 of the nation’s 50 states already have 1.8 million MORE registered voters than residents, according to an analysis by Judicial Watch.The non-profit government watchdog compared the registration data available for 37 states with the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recently available American Community Survey (ACS) numbers for the period 2014-2018 on a county-by-county basis. The Democrats have been pushing to vote by mail and stay safe using this COVID-19 to also screw up and deny a fair election. We cover the number of states that no longer require… Read more »

Bert
Bert
October 19, 2020 7:07 am
Bert
Bert
Reply to  Bill Cara
October 20, 2020 5:55 am

LOL! I was only thinking it supports your case for precious metals. And, opps … should have posted on Community.

Kyle
Kyle
October 14, 2020 12:51 pm

A very thoughtful ~17min talk on the 2 choices in this election …

Rush H. Limbaugh @RealRLimbaugh
I’d like you to find 17 minutes you can spend uninterrupted and listen to this video from the Chairman of the Board of the Claremont Institute in CA. Mr. Klingenstein says that in normal times he wouldn’t even think of voting for President Trump! But…

https://youtu.be/q_4n_MmNdxA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_4n_MmNdxA&feature=youtu.be

Tom Klingenstein explains why 2020 may be the most consequential election since 1860—and why President Trump is the man most uniquely suited to the moment.

tobyt
tobyt
Reply to  Bill Cara
October 14, 2020 8:26 am

over 1.12 million people registered to vote in San Antonio alone,…..,obviously a new record,,,,,,,,,,,republicans (way more than democrats) tend to vote in person….My neighbor, a 100% legally disabled frostbite korean/vietnam vet always votes the first day, somewhat of a tradition with him……….he is having more and more trouble with the stairs at the house he helped build 40 years ago.and may have to sell and move….very sad,,,,.never guess whose campaign signs are all over his garage door …..

Kyle
Kyle
October 13, 2020 4:59 pm

WOW — Biden’s Running for the Senate … Thought it was for POTUS …

RNC Research

@RNCResearch

Joe Biden: “I’m running as a proud Democrat for the Senate”

https://youtu.be/V3OT0qu79Jc

Now That’s Some Really Good Stuff …

https://twitter.com/i/status/1315722121390284801

tobyt
tobyt
Reply to  Bill Cara
October 13, 2020 11:07 am

thought I could sneak it by you….such is life……….one of baz22s latest recos does not have options…puts me in a quandry……

tobyt
tobyt
October 12, 2020 8:34 am

JUST THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PACKING AND LOADING THE SUPREME COURT. NINE HAS SERVED THE NATION WELL FOR WELL OVER A HUNDRED YEARS AND EVEN ROOSEVELT WAS DISSUADED FROM EXPANDING ‘PACKING’ THE NUMBER OF JUSTICES BY FELLOW DEMOCRATS AND STICKING WITH THE TIME HONORED TRADITION OF REPLACING ‘LOADING’ POSITIONS AS THEY BECAME AVAILABLE….Dems sure love playing with semantics…..

EAP
EAP
Reply to  Bill Cara
October 12, 2020 6:24 pm

Let’s not forget that the packing of the federal courts was the result of Senate obstruction during the Obama administration. Also no matter our personal views the Senate represents states not necessarily the people. 

tobyt
tobyt
Reply to  EAP
October 12, 2020 7:49 pm

filling empty seats is “loading”…..not packing which is increasing positions……easy to get confused as Schumer et al are doing their best to encourage same

EAP
EAP
Reply to  tobyt
October 12, 2020 8:36 pm

I meant to reference the numerous judgeships vacancies during his time and was using “packing” loosely. My statement was incorrect.

Lat30Long95
Lat30Long95
Reply to  Bill Cara
October 12, 2020 1:46 pm

Bill:
We’ll never know which party he aligns with, because he is true only to himself: https://www.thoughtco.com/was-donald-trump-a-democrat-3367571

As others have reported – he will likely initiate the “Trump News Network” and bring National Enquirer style reporting to TV. (either in 2021 or 2025): https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-06-19/trump-gets-an-all-trump-network-it-could-be-his-future

Got to diversify that real estate portfolio………………and US really needs to develop some stringent minimum qualifications for President (I wouldn’t hire either candidate for a job).

Dave111
Dave111
October 9, 2020 12:11 pm

Kaimu, I don’t suppose you would consider giving your relentless barrage of political opinions a rest here? How is your post even remotely helpful to us in assessing the capital markets? I too could throw my political opinions around here, like how the 2018 tax cuts for the rich and corporations made a joke of all the previous right wing angst about the debt and deficit, how right wing anti tax policy lets failed businessmen like the President avoid paying any kind of fair share of taxes contributing to the crazy US debt problem, etc. Perhaps some reflection on the… Read more »

kaimu
kaimu
Reply to  Dave111
October 9, 2020 12:33 pm

Aloha! Dave its not a political opinion it is a “monetary fact” that involves credit ratings based on unsustainable state and city (muni) and Fed debt issues and no tax revenues due to lockdowns. No private investor would loan NYC a dime unless the entire island of Manhattan was collateral! This is the same stuff Milton Friedman mentioned in the 1960s called “government intervention into free market economies”! Facts not opinion! And yes the House of Representatives is a “comedy show”!

Bert
Bert
Reply to  kaimu
October 9, 2020 4:30 pm

I thought the whole reason for the new “Life & Politics” was for life and political opinion; see Community Blog for anything else.

squarpeg1
squarpeg1
Reply to  Bill Cara
October 9, 2020 2:30 pm

Thank you Bill as a lurker and learner who reads this blog I do find opinion based politics to really distract from the reason I come to this site. Less of that is better.

tobyt
tobyt
Reply to  squarpeg1
October 10, 2020 8:53 am

frankly I love everything that kaimu prints………probably because I am a transplanted New Yorker who has found a wonderful home and wife about 140 miles west of him in Texas….unfortunately 2/3rd of the people fleeing the mismanaged blue states like Calif and NY are registering as democrats when they get here………………..dumber than toast as the old expression goes….

Bert
Bert
Reply to  tobyt
October 10, 2020 4:23 pm

AMEN Brother tobyt; same here; I’ve been reading his stuff since ’09; no one on this blog has ever put the kind of detail behind his words; that takes extraordinary effort. So, if he blows off some steam once in a while, I’m good with that because people need to know the truth. Do nothing Dem’s will never help anybody but themselves. I don’t agree with everything the Donald says and does but I’m 100% sure he is fighting for us; and, his genius is inspiring; I’ve been saying this since before he was elected; in order to usher in… Read more »

Bert
Bert
Reply to  Bill Cara
October 10, 2020 7:29 pm

I don’t know Bill there were a few times Kamala acted like she was so upset, moved even but absolutely no watery eyes; total phony; my wife points those things out over and over; not about Kamala per-sey because she won’t even watch but I’ve learned to watch for it. Pence is genuine; total professional; perfect gentlemen; as he should be with his background and faith. Kamala is an empty vessel; she will say and do anything to get elected; I thought her comments were much more shallow than Pence; she was only responding in the moment; where Pence showed… Read more »

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Bert
Bert
Reply to  Bert
October 11, 2020 6:43 am

Just listen to the last 20 minutes of the debate again; and you have all you need to make a decision. https://youtu.be/Q__CEb3dRqw?t=4166 Breonna Taylor. Just look at Kamala’s totally phony concern; pure politics; nothing more.

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Bert
Bert
Reply to  Bert
October 11, 2020 6:54 am

George Floyd . . . Senator Tim Scott tried to pass a police reform bill; Senator Harris got up and walked out of the room during discussions and then filibustered the bill on the Senate floor. Total hypocrite. “. . . I will not sit here and be lectured by the vice president . . . “; who said it was a lecture; stating facts. And, if she becomes vice president, what do you think she will say to the American people if they disagree with her. I will not be lectured; you will listen to me . . .… Read more »

Bert
Bert
Reply to  Bert
October 11, 2020 6:59 am

Listen to the discussion about a peaceful transition of power; nothing could be farther from the truth from the Do nothing Dem’s; especially Harris and clan. No obstruction, no collusion; no case. Impeachment proceedings for almost 3 years . . . hypocrites; all of them.

Bert
Bert
Reply to  Bert
October 11, 2020 7:18 am

And, if you don’t have 20 minutes to listen to the end of the debate again. Read the last two responses from the transcript; https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/10/08/vice-presidential-debate-full-transcript-mike-pence-and-kamala-harris/5920773002/ Stark difference in wisdom. When the 2016 election was over and the winner assumed responsibilities of the presidency; did the do nothing dem’s work together with the new president; absolutely not; compare that to what happened after Obama won the presidency; the people respected the decision and moved on; that’s what respectable, law abiding citizens do. The people know what is happening; child like behavior has been recognized; the parents of the USA know how… Read more »

kaimu
kaimu
October 9, 2020 10:43 am

Aloha! Its like the three stooges drilling holes in the bottom of their House of Representatives life boat to let the water out! BROAD STIMULUS = Bail out all major Democrat states and cities for decades of mismanagement and rampant crime. Now, how can you stimulate a “lockdown economy”? Kill off all small and medium businesses in exchange for no tax revenues. To me it is a complete misallocation. How long before Fitch and Moodys get tired of this debt circus? All Pelosi wants to do is transfer the long term debt of Democrat states and cities onto the Federal… Read more »

Bert
Bert
Reply to  kaimu
October 9, 2020 4:25 pm

Anyone who can’t comprehend this is simply and idiot! Exhibit A. https://www.usdebtclock.org/

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kaimu
kaimu
Reply to  Bill Cara
October 8, 2020 8:48 pm

Aloha! I implore anyone who thinks Kamala is fit to be President to read her past actions. There is one truth we can all agree on when it comes to career politicians which Kamala definitely is. They will say and do anything to stay in power! Oh did I mistakenly say Kamala is running for “President” … Biden will last about two months, if elected, before he keels over and guess who is waiting? Go HERE! I built numerous jails to house all her mostly minority convicts! lol! Who remembers the Dem nominee debate when Tulsi Gabard did THIS? Kamala… Read more »

tobyt
tobyt
Reply to  Bill Cara
October 8, 2020 9:36 am

I would question your conclusions but was very happy with the moderator………unlike the Biden senate intern they have scheduled for the 2nd pres debate

tobyt
tobyt
Reply to  Bill Cara
October 8, 2020 11:47 am

bill I do love your site…………..but I check on most things historical and Kamala told a historical beaut during the debate, but she did come across as sincere…..Her statement that Lincoln did not send a nominee to the Senate in October of 1864 was true but what happened next was significant because the Senate was out of session until December of that election year. Lincoln was forced to wait to nominate a successor for Taney. Salmon P. Chase was nominated to replace Taney on Dec. 6, 1864, and was confirmed by the Senate nine days later on Dec. 15, 1864,… Read more »

EAP
EAP
Reply to  tobyt
October 8, 2020 12:54 pm

I love the political prejudice when it comes to fact checking. This was such a trivial part of the debate anyways. But according to historian Michael Burlingame in “Lincoln: A Life.” He told his aides he wouldn’t nominate anyone immediately, because he was “waiting to receive expressions of public opinion from the country.” Even if in recess he could have nominated someone. Anyways I though Kamala did an excellent job and a much stronger performance compared to the primaries. Pence basically doubled down on the all the points that were already fact checked to be inaccurate and literally did not answer… Read more »

tobyt
tobyt
Reply to  EAP
October 9, 2020 3:48 am

my, isn’t EAP smug…..said it was trivial part of debate….much of what kamala said was trivial….However, Harris misrepresented what “Honest Abe” did, and why. As Dan McLaughlin of National Review noted, President Abraham Lincoln never said anything like what Harris said he did. He delayed sending a nominee to the Senate because it was out of session. McLaughlin wrote: Lincoln, of course, said no such thing. He sent no nominee to the Senate in October 1864 because the Senate was out of session until December. He sent a nominee the day after the session began, and Salmon P. Chase was… Read more »

EAP
EAP
Reply to  tobyt
October 9, 2020 1:47 pm

The quote I provide above was from Michael Burlingame, the holder of the Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois-Springfield.
We can agree to disagree on sources I guess. Anyhow, even if it was a political move (which I do not dispute) the point was that Lincoln could have nominated someone before the election but he did not – that is a Fact.
I only wish you would take the same time and eagerness to go over the numerous misleading and false claims by both Trump and Pence.

kaimu
kaimu
October 7, 2020 10:35 am

Aloha! How many trillions of tax and debt dollars will have to spend on government “solutions” this year? Obama spent $9.2tril during his eight years. The better question is how much of those trillions will be misallocated? Because every US President spends trillions that is a guarantee. Free markets? What is that? Okay now politics is interfering in “free markets”! GOP or DEM they have interfered forever. Its just they have not been so open in the past. In the past there would have been the same hit job only covered up by staffers and lobbyists sneaking in and out… Read more »

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kaimu
kaimu
Reply to  Bill Cara
October 8, 2020 8:28 pm

Aloha! First four FY for Obama he added $4.847tril in debt. First four FY of Trump, which includes CCP virus in FY 2021 he added $4.832tril still lower than Obama without CCP virus, but now we’re all waiting to see what Nancy will agree to! Obama grew the debt by 74%,the fifth largest increase in history, but he didn’t have WW2 like FDR did! FDR during WW2 grew US Debt by 1,048%! According to THIS data from US Treasury and Federal Reserve. I agree the climate science failures have been multi decades not multi years! Climate science has had since… Read more »