Tag: PANIC

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My husband and I must be the only two seniors who embrace sanity over panic. We live in a 55+ community, where many people have pre-existing conditions or simply don’t take care of themselves. To deal with their anxiety regarding the COVID-19, they feel they have to do something. They’ve decided to shop. When we went to do our weekly shopping, you would have thought that a five-force hurricane was offshore bearing down on us. Shelves were cleared of bottled water, milk, and toilet paper. I’m not sure why they’ve gotten toilet paper, but I guess for those of us who are spoiled Westerners, toilet paper is a necessity.

We walked through the store, shaking our heads. I hope those people are feeling more at ease. I doubt it.

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I get a little newsletter every Sunday, with information on my financial affairs. The web site has all my financial accounts except my credit union, and I get an email at the end of each day, and each week, of how my accounts are doing. Last week was a doozy. On Friday, my total was […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Working Through or Worked Over by the Coronavirus?

 

My parents’ generation has some badly needed perspective. My father commented recently, after I told him I was recovering from whooping cough*, that he and his generation went through every disease my generation was inoculated against: mumps, measles, chicken pox, and German measles. Oh, and they had to dodge polio, against which we were inoculated. And there were bad flu seasons.

A writer in City Journal has now spoken that wisdom in “Say Your Prayers and Take Your Chances: Remembering the 1957 Asian flu pandemic:”

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: Times Like These

 

“In times like these, it is helpful to remember that there have always been times like these.” – Paul Harvey

I have used this quote before, but in view of this last week’s extraordinary events, I thought it worth reusing it.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. 30 Deaths a Day: Time to Panic!

 

Yes, my fellow Americans, thirty of us a day are succumbing to a pandemic! It is an outrage that our government has failed to end this slow-rolling catastrophe, even with decades of warnings by experts! Major corporations and governments at every level should show immediate leadership by ending all events that expose Americans to this deadly threat!

Here is the official government warning:

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Democrats, Is That Smell ‘Team Spirit’ or ‘Panic?’

 

Democrat strategist and poll-watcher Nate Silver, has been cautioning his followers on Twitter about the unlikelihood of impeaching Donald Trump before the election because, well, a substantial portion of the Democrat electorate isn’t in favor of it, based on a recent Monmouth University poll he cites.

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All the money in the world may be necessary to hit the late December release date for the film All The Money In The World. The creators are extracting star Kevin Spacey from the film, due to his recent publicized salacious infamy, and inserting Christopher Plummer as billionaire J. Paul Getty in the story of […]

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This week, there’s a bombing in Saint Pete, we’re about to nuke Jong Un, there’s a Senate filibuster that’s about to change the tune (there’s a Scout Troup short a child, Kruschev’s due at Idelwild…). Etc. but *we* gentle listeners, are going to talk about panic…as in panic attack…as in the L.A. Times has this time really lost it. And the left can’t take it anymore. Talk to your liberal friends – or find some liberals to befriend and talk to them. They *believe* that Trump is on the threshold of impeachment. Trump’s tweets prove it. It is fascinating and fun to watch the meltdown. (What is a meltdown called when it is pereptual?).

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Oh, you think we’re kidding, don’t you? You wealthy, selfish, snooty, smug Global Warming Climate Change Disruption deniers. Well, we’re not kidding. Your continued denial of what 99.9999999% of all the world’s scientists – and that’s a lot – have proven beyond any question – that most of the continents will be submerged underwater very, […]

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These are the two articles that did it. http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/politics-ebola-containment More

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. ‘Whiskey Apocalypse’ Threatens Blogger’s Favorite Coping Mechanism

 

shutterstock_173900870The prophecies were true: a “whiskey apocalypse” threatens to ravage the lives of brown beverage producers and enthusiasts alike. Hootch experts explain that the public is downing bottles of premium whiskey faster than the barrel-aged libations can be produced.

“Despite the increase in distillation over the past few years,” says the Buffalo Trace Distillery, “bourbon demand still outpaces supply.” That goes for fine scotch and other top-shelf potables as well, all of which became trendy overnight. “Ten years ago everybody drank vodka, and Scotch was something you kept around for when your dad visited. Now, whiskey of all kinds has become a fetish object of the young, urban, and image-conscious.”

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