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Predictions 2021, The Year of the Hockey Stick

2021 Hockey Stick

Certainly, 2020 has been a stomach-churning year. The Coronavirus "pandemic," last summer's Black Lives Matter/Antifa protests/riots, and an exhausting presidential election. Many say good riddance to 2020. Thoughts turn to what will happen in 2021. Will it be better and calmer, or is it just the beginning to even more staggering events?  As of this post, the paths for a Trump electoral challenge to the Biden presidency are limited, as many believe there was massive voter fraud. There is still a little hope for the Trump supporters that Trump and his legal team can somehow claw back an election win via some massive exposing of a believed all-powerful deep state. Though one can not see how this could happen, it may

What Risk Is Society Willing to Take to Live?

Risky Business

Do-gooding, selective ignoramuses, are quick to point out where we are failing with COVID, but where is their same concern for human life when it comes to unhealthy food, alcohol, and cigarette consumption? For that matter, where is the concern in deadly flu seasons? For reasonable people, the hysteria surrounding COVID is as confusing as it is frustrating. Take your pick on facts that are constantly ignored or denied by the self-proclaimed "Party of Science." The CDC's  fatality rate  continues declining, and its most recent death rate is down to just .4% In other words, 99.6% of people that contract COVID survive More than 80% of all COVID deaths are among people aged 65 and older More than half of all COVID deaths have come

North Korea and COVID – Communism in Action

North Korea Crowd

Several years ago during a friendly conversation with a family member who had just begun his college studies, the topic of governmental systems came up. Like many students his age, it became clear during our discussion that the principles of socialism and communism had caught his attention. It wasn't an all-out embrace of the ideology, but more of a curiosity. Pointing to the existence of billionaires living simultaneously in a society with a homelessness problem, it's easy to blame capitalism for oppressing the less fortunate, and to a young, malleable mind the argument may make sense. He clearly grasped the basic concepts of communism and had a solid understanding of its history. His thinking hit a major snag, however, when

How Coronavirus and Healthcare Costs are Driving Our Moral Compass

Coronavirus Game

The Coronavirus has brought a new reality in how we live. The lockdowns, containment tiers, mask mandates, and social distancing restrictions imposed on society have people fooled into a basic game of hid the pea under the walnut - for the young at heart, an X-Box computer game. Guess which walnut the Coronavirus is hidden under? But is this game being played without the player realizing that they are looking into a mirror that confuses the walnut selection with a potential wrong outcome? The dilemma is to focus on the perceived outcome of saving either: "the protecting the lives of the elderly with a moral compass ... or ... the economic stability of the economy and national health services, where ever you

The Democrats’ Endless Coronavirus Hypocrisies

Democrats Hypocrisies

A friend's Facebook feed revealed to him that Denver's Democrat mayor, Michael Hancock, felt entitled to break his own coronavirus sanctions against traveling for Thanksgiving and jet out to Mississippi. On an entirely unrepentant Facebook thread, he noted that "my wife and my daughter have been in Mississippi, where my daughter recently took a job ... I decided that it would be safer to see them than to have two family members travel back to Denver." Did that sound apologetic? In his concluding remarks, the mayor emoted that he "made my decision as a husband and a father." As if no one else planning Thanksgiving thinks of family members. In the latest of a string of endless examples, the ruling elites

Op-Ed: Coronavirus Cured My Germophobia

Germophobe

People laugh when I tell them my husband, rather a practical joker, calls me "Monk." After I've shaken someone's hand at a gathering after they're right out of earshot, he'll take the opportunity to lean over and whisper, "Wipe! Wipe!" All my life, I've been deeply afraid of germs. In fact, I am a germophobic person from a long line of germophobic people. My grandmother was such a devoted "clean freak" that my father used to quip that she wrote the book, "Cooking with Lysol." Her mother's germophobic lifestyle caused my mom to be very neurotic. I would joke that she wrote the sequel, "Cooking with Valium." Looking back, I remember my mother slapping white cotton gloves on me when I

Five COVID Questions For Thinking People

Thinking People

The American public needs to begin holding more than one thought in its head at the same time; many things can be true at once. For example, coronavirus can be a real disease that we approach with caution but not paranoid fear. Democrats perform better electorally when the public is ill-informed, unquestioning, and focused on its deranged hate for Donald Trump. They know that it is hard for the plebeian voters to think rationally when anger and emotions dictate brain function. Out of this intentional deceit and chaos engendered through misinformation and unconstitutional dictates, a few questions emerge. How is it possible that the media and Democratic politicians simultaneously blame Trump for the loss of lives and destruction of the economy? Either Trump

Gobbledygook Coronavirus Math Updates

Coronavirus Math

The benefits of having historical data to make any analysis is always easier. Back in the middle of the Coronavirus "pandemic," we reported on the Gobbledygook Coronavirus Math. In the fog of breaking events, sometimes the analysis can skew one's thinking. Hence, the Right Wire Report has been asked to update this article with the new data from the CDC for the U.S. and put the new data into a meaningful perspective.  First, let's get the CDC data and understand it a little better. Click here for the CDC final counts of deaths by the week the deaths occurred, by the state of occurrence, and by select causes of death for 2014 to 2018. Click here for the CDC provisional counts

Sunday Thoughts: The Stupidity Challenge

The Stupidity Challenge

It is about 60 days until America goes to the polls and decide the future of the country. But the election process is already underway. Campaigning and presenting one's views before the American people is most important because the agenda put forward by each candidate should determine how one votes. Any democratic process requires a minimal level of intelligence. One has to understand the issues in order to vote appropriately. Unfortunately, many voters are ill-informed and wallow in stupidity. Emblematically we see displays of stupidity all over our society - especially on social media platforms. In one example of this, a video has gone viral of a social media influencer licking a toilet seat in order to start a "Coronavirus Challenge."

Vaccine Russian Roulette?

Vaccine Russian Roulette

Time - Russia on Tuesday became the first country to officially register a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism. President Vladimir Putin said that one of his daughters has already been inoculated. The Russian leader added that one of his two adult daughters had received two shots of the vaccine. "She has taken part in the experiment," Putin said. Putin said that his daughter had a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 Fahrenheit) on the day of the first vaccine injection, and then it dropped to just over 37 degrees (98.6 Fahrenheit) on the following day. After the second shot, she again had a slight increase in temperature, but then it was all over. "She's feeling well