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Remember when graphically correct DU-ers made this happen?


And this?


What do you say that we make this a "thing?"

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Mike Pence spearheads solution for the cornoavirus crisis

(Tweet) Seeing Mike Pence without a mask at the Mayo Clinic, while every other human in the room wore one, and he was WARNED about the policy, tells you everything you need to know about WHY we have 1 million cases and over 57,000 dead.

New York Times: Mr. Pence defended his own behavior: As vice president of the United States, Im tested for the coronavirus on a regular basis, and everyone who is around me is tested for the coronavirus, he told reporters.

By George, I think he's got it!

Because he and those around him are tested regularly, Pence can walk around with full confidence that he will definitely not infect anyone else and that they probably won't infect him. Suppose that could be elevated to occurring nationally, or even globally? Test everyone in the U.S., isolate the infected, and turn the uninfected loose to retake the streets, re-open the country, and ignite herd immunity. If only that was possible without a lot of cost, effort, or invasive swab sampling!

It's started happening in New Jersey: https://yourhhrsnews.com/nj-mass-covid-test

You've done it, Pence! Mission -- and perhaps a second term -- accomplished, especially Trump needs to be, ah, "replaced" ahead of schedule!

(Pence) also wanted to look workers and researchers in the eye and say thank you, he said, although surgical masks do not cover eyes.

Well, let's take it one step at a time...


"We need everyone to hold the line as the epidemic inevitably gets worse" -- Well, duh.

In the absence of a vaccine, an antidote, mass testing, and a more robust healthcare infrastructure, there's not much left to do except "hunker down" and "ride out" the "inevitably worse." The real issue is that "the line" we're trying to hold against the virus should have been drawn four months ago, when "flattening the curve" via social distancing AND border closing would have had a chance to be effective. I think that's why people have started "cheating" at social distancing -- not out of boredom, ignorance, or defiance, but from subliminally realizing that curve flattening was a fantasy, and that staying home now does too little, too late.

This could have happened in the U.S. -- but it can't now because no one saw the smoke on the horizon and pulled the fire alarm in time.


RE: Rule #1

The bad news: I didn't pack my camera accessories bag, giving me a seven-hour concert to shoot with just one battery to my name.

The good news: I did pack my (15-ounce) charger and my tablet.

The great news: I'd put a PDF of my camera's user guide on my tablet, which I had bothered to read enough of to know that my camera is capable of on-board battery charging. So instead of "calling in sick," I simply looked up the instructions: all I had to do was buy a USB/micro cable, and connect it to the charger and camera between band performances.

Lessons learned:
1. Keep an extra (fully charged) battery, and either an extra camera battery charger or a USB cable and wall plug adapter, in another part of your bag.

2. Thou shalt know thy camera as thyself.

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