Plague Update: Science In Use

Right Wing media started this year telling people that the new Coronavirus was the flu, and would cause no deaths in America. Fast forward to August and almost 150,000 Americans are buried due to COVID-19 infections they didn’t overcome. Even those who recover face other problems ranging from recurring breathing difficulties, to cardiac damage, even hair loss.

Parents eager to give their kids a childhood without lockdown and without schools being closed are willing to overlook medical advice for political advice instead.

Confidence that COVID-19 harms are all known already
Hoaxes believed

Plague Update: Children Thrown Away Like Masks

One of the worst things to learn early in the pandemic was that Canada mismanaged its pandemic supply stockpile years ago, and wasted it. This almost certainly was part of the reason for the medical officials to first recommend against the public buying and using medical masks while in public, despite the common sense nature of wanting sick people coughing to have a mask on to contain the virus to some degree.

Expired N95 masks weren’t sufficient for front line workers in March when the government advised against general mask use when within 2m of strangers, but now teachers & students aren’t being given even expired masks to spend all day indoors to spread the plague.

The virus can harm the heart, and doctors are concerned about long-term damage. How the heart heals after COVID-19 could help determine whether a patient develops an irregular heartbeat.”

Do kids need to be protected from COVID-19 as if it was Polio or Smallpox? I think so.

The plot thickens, like your COVID-19 infected blood.

I’m not a typical human. I’m a mutant, zombie, cyborg — or a person who narrowly survived a cardiac arrest caused by a heart defect due to mutation, and have an implanted computer designed to restart my heart should it suddenly stop again. I also grew up in a village of only ~40 people, walked to school until Grade 8, home schooled in Grade 9, and was driven by school bus for an hour and a half a day, 50km away, for the rest of high school. I took a calculus class by satellite TV, faxing assignments in to Regina. I finished at the top of my class of 12 students.

My experience isn’t average. My siblings had very similar experiences of course, but most humans on Earth didn’t grow up like I did.

I give this background to explain why I don’t think a single different year of distance schooling is destined to harm most children’s education or social development. It might be more crucial to their development that we prevent them from contracting a potentially fatal disease that might require them to get computer implants like I have so they don’t keel over dead at 34 (like I did).

Do I trust the Saskatchewan Government to adjust to scientific data released in July that indicates the virus is airborne, and cleaning surfaces and hands won’t be sufficient to stop outbreaks in schools? It only took them half a year to adjust their opinion on masks being used in public. In another half a year, most students could have already acquired COVID-19 organ damage for the rest of their natural lives.

Before there was a mask shortage to at least partially excuse why medical experts oddly advised against them. They convinced me then. I almost brought it up with a friend walking by my desk in public, with a dust mask around his neck. I saw the same friend a couple weeks ago. He was in public, social distancing, but without a mask, indoors. It’s too large a leap to expect individuals to all mask up without government intervention. And I think it’s a leap to expect political pressure to not corrupt medical science for selfish reasons. I expect the Sask. Government to try and open schools as if everything is normal, because it’s run by amoral, corrupt, anti-science, Luddites and worse.

Is The Sask Party A Cult?

It’s hard to deny that the Sask Party could be a cult.

Plague Update: Death For Dollars

The reckless and callous Sask Party prepares on Monday to start the calculated risk AKA killing process. Because golf is literally more important than some guy’s grandma, amirite?

Slow Moe isn’t alone. The Quebec Premier, and Alberta’s are both itching to get things back to “normal” as quickly as possible, even though the normal we were living with has a shelf life of less than #EightYears anyway before it has to change more dramatically than we’ve experienced over the last 6 weeks.

Plague Update: Saskatchewan Prepares To Increase Infections

It’s no surprise to most reading this that I have a low opinion of Saskatchewan’s Premier. He’s an unlovable oaf. He’s never been elected by the general electorate to be Premier, and his party takes corrupt corporate donations. Yet he gets lots of media support from Rawlco and other big media here, so he enjoys a bizarrely high approval rating.

This oaf, this Luddite, wants to start opening Saskatchewan back up while people around the world are dying in record numbers, so that people can go play golf. Yes, you read that right, golfing is one of the first public activities being allowed. Soon you can go hit the links with your buddies, and instead of dying on the fairway of a heart attack or lightning strike, you can die two weeks later in hospital from the plague, after giving it to your family.

Our doctors and scientists are fighting a battle around the world, to conquer COVID-19 before it mutates and remains a perpetual threat like polio and Smallpox once were. To give us our best chance, we need to all limit the spread as much as humanly possible for 1 year. It should be no surprise that Moe wants to undemine scientists and say its possible to break physics and chemistry rules. We know that gets people killed. He’s a climate crisis Denier too. That’s what they do.

When the US went to war in Iraq for the second time, they said it would be a quick victory. It’s dragged on almost 2 decades, and Americans put up with it. Meanwhile, scientists say we can have vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 in less than 18 months. We can’t fight the biggest plague of our lifetime (hopefully) for a fraction of the time and effort put into defeating so called terror?

Frisbee golf is closed in Wascana Park

Government of Sask is sending people onto thin ice

Is Oil Profitable? Negative.

Effing petroleum-heads and their cockamamie get-rich schemes have left us holding the bag.

We’ve got former Premier, and current Premier a-holes making total asses of themselves to defend their long held positions of stupidity and ecocide.

Look at this guy saying to put more gas on the fire in an effort to get the inferno under control.
Some rats know when to keep their mouths shut.
Look at Mr. Former Premier with his hand still out for more.

The best way to make money in oil now? Do like I’ve been saying for years, and Leave It In The Ground!

SaskPower Cancels Solar Power in Saskatchewan

SaskPower has yet to build a mere Megawatt of solarpower, but has now canceled the ability of solar installers to accept new work in the province. They went way farther than the cancellation of the rebate I warned readers about back in June. The Net Metering program has allowed hundreds of people to add more renewable solar power to our grid than the inept, anti-solar Crown Corporation ever has.

Not to brag, but I produce more solar power than SaskPower. I also out-produce the City of Regina after they’ve been studying the idea of producing solar power for over 2 years. I make more electricity from the sun than the climate-denying Government of Saskatchewan does on its  buildings in the capital city of Regina. Regina, by the way, ranks in the top 10 cities in the world for solar power potential. And I make more than Ralph Goodale and Catherine McKenna’s green-friendly Liberal Government of Canada does on its buildings in Regina too. In short, they all suck, and I don’t suck as much.

People who shouldn’t be making the big decisions, are. The people need to stop electing boneheads who couldn’t pass a Grade 10 science class to save their lives. It would help if we’d make it illegal for elected parties to take money from oil companies too.

Speak up and let your neighbour, or friend, or co-worker know that you’re aware they don’t want to hear your political opinion, but you’re scared if things devolve any further you’ll have beef force fed to you by roving gangs of insane cattle ranchers dressed all in Green and White soon.

“I cannot wrap my head around this.” – Young

When a political decision makes no sense, like shutting down solar in Saskatchewan, you can assume it’s either due to incompetence, or due to corruption. And we’ve already confirmed that political parties take money from oil companies in Saskatchewan, and  oppose sensible actions to combat the climate crisis.

SaskPower Cutting Solar Funding Instead of Cheques

Despite a ticking clock to cut emissions drastically, SaskPower is opting to continue to burn low grade coal instead of support faster adoption of solar power. They’re cutting a successful Net Metering rebate system 2 years early.

There’s a promise by the wildly anti-environment SaskParty, even during Brad Wall’s years, to cut power generation back to only 50% fossil fueled, by 2030. It makes zero sense for SaskPower to remove an incentive for its customers to help it reach that objective earlier.
UPDATE: It’s even worse than the incentive going away, all new applications for solar and wind isn’t being accepted now!

Podcast on Sunday

Jeff Cliff interviewed me for his Facebook Live stream on Sunday. We discussed Saskatchewan politics, media, blogging, censorship, and the Amazon Fires.

For instance, I can link to Facebook, but people trying to link here from Facebook are told my blog doesn’t meet Facebook’s “Community Standards”. If you can figure out why, that would be quite the feat.

Also noticed that http://www.abandonedstuff.com isn’t redirecting to this WordPress address right now, so I don’t know if that’s a permanent problem introduced by WordPress, or something else.

SaskParty Opposes Low Cost, Healthy Transportation

I had no respect for the SaskPotty before this, and it sure as hell isn’t getting any now. They’re toxic and are actively opposing zero emission vehicles now.