Broadband COVID-19 Grant Program Fund

Broadband COVID-19 Grant Program Fund

Fifteen non-profit power associations, two rural water associations and two existing broadband providers will receive more than $66 million from a $75 million emergency broadband grant program using COVID-19 relief funds.

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Asphidity Bags vs Face Masks

Asphidity Bags vs Face Masks

My grandmothers were born in the late 1800’s. They might have worn asphidity bags filled with smelly herbs to ward off colds and other diseases. Many rural folk did then. Some accounts say asphidity bags were used to ward off the Spanish Flu. So were face masks. They may have saved some lives. Who knows? 

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Making Sense of Experts’ Nonsense

Expert Nonsense

It’s not uncommon for experts to disagree.  That’s why you get second opinions. Or should.  If you need reminding, look at the conflicting admonitions, confusing advice about, and disastrous consequences of the COVID-19 lockdowns experts advocated.  And at the cynical exploitation of their bad advice to advance political narratives.

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Bogus Numbers vs Bogus Narrative

China and WHO

The COVID-19 narrative is that we barely escaped national disaster thanks to government ordered lockdowns — which shouldn’t be lifted too soon. It says the lockdowns prevented about 2.1 million deaths vs 2.2 million predicted. But it’s obvious the numbers don’t match the narrative.

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The Great Travel Industry Takedown

Travel Industry Takedown

The Coronavirus has clobbered the world economy but for the travel and hospitality industries, it has become an existential crisis.  The consequences are lingering far too long with no end in sight.  Two good examples to examine are the airlines and airports.  The data is really ugly but it is right there on the TSA website for all to see — the daily number of passengers screened by the Transportation Security Administration.

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The Voice of God

The Voice of God

Popular blogger Glen Reynolds recently said: “If you speak with the Unchallengeable Voice of God, and then you change your mind and speak again with the Unchallengeable Voice of God, people will notice.”

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Life After Mass Transit – Save Your Life and Drive a Car

Life After Mass Transit

The Coronavirus has disrupted just about everything, but few things as much as transportation networks in and around big metropolitan areas.  The global pandemic could be a back breaker for these mass transit systems and the authorities that run them.

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COVID-19 and Dirty Harry

COVID-19 and Dirty Harry

A man needs to know his limitations. Good advice from Clint Eastwood’s “Dirty” Harry Callahan character who gave it to various over-matched villains he dispatched. It also applies to Government Man who listens to Sky-Is-Falling Man and tries to fix the unfixable. And makes it worse.

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Death Counts and Mistrust

Death Counts and Mistrust

Lies today are intended to exaggerate the COVID-19 epidemic and create panic and political opportunities. Some politicians see this as an opportunity to “fundamentally transform America.” Loss of freedom is a near thing. 

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One World Conspiracy

One World Conspiracy

Some people have asked for thoughts on the recent Covid-19 sermon by the Reverend Danny Jones of the Northlake Baptist Church in Gainesville, GA, that went viral. Here’s my take.

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