• “WITH CORONAVIRUS MUTATIONS PITTED AGAINST VACCINATIONS IN A GLOBAL ARMS RACE – 75% of shots so far administered in just ten of the 140 countries, and emergence of variant strains showing up in California & Oregon – Covid may become our permanent enemy, and we may never go back to Normal… It may even become more contagious, but less virulent, eventually becoming just another common cold… but the good news is we keep getting better at responding and damaging our economy less than in the previous lockdown. Our Brave New World needn’t be dystopian, but won’t look anything like the old world. [BLOOMBERG – 3/23/21]
  • NEWS HAS NOW BECOME PURE PROPAGANDA, as “millions of otherwise reasonable and informed people have suspended their critical faculties of considering psychological, political & economic factors underlying reality.” While media personalities & slogans have overridden importance of Policy or Actions for decades, “you’d think that five years of Trump/Russia Hoax would at least prompt a healthy skepticism to coverage of other issues – like ‘systemic racism’/ ‘domestic terrorism’/ ‘voter suppression’/ police shootings/ voting fraud… But a vast information ecosystem including magazines, newspapers, late night TV comedy, academic & scholarly journals, Netflix & Amazon Prime consistently re-enforce the Progressive Intelligentsia which (for whatever reasons) have decided to deny facts that impinge on the view of reality it seeks to advance… The brazenness of their lies would take your breath away if we weren’t becoming so inured to them through their ubiquity. For the moment, at least, progressives are unchained, unrepentant and uninterested in conversation, but also in charge.”  [REAL CLEAR POLITICS – 3/25/21]
  • THE BASIS FOR SENATE ‘WEALTH TAX’ PROPOSALS is largely a Budget Office Report that “some $7.5 trillion of income taxes have been lost in the last decade ($600 billion last year) due to (1) the top 1% of households in terms of income failing to report more than 21% of their income to IRS, with 6% from avoidance methods that even tax audits would have trouble finding, such as undeclared foreign accounts and use of pass-thru entities to hide income; and (2) tax audit rates dropping over 60% during the same time period… Also arguing that tax evasion bolsters inequality.”  [THE HILL – 3/22/21]
  • A DIET HEAVY IN PROCESSED MEAT, like bacon/ hot dogs/ jerky, appears to increase risk of Alzheimer & other forms of dementia. An eight-year British study of nearly half-million volunteers aged 40-70 found “clear association with processed meat, versus risk of dementia actually declining slightly for those who regularly ate unprocessed red meat (cooked beef, veal, pork, etc.)” Details were published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. [GIZMODO – 3/22/21]
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK: Who ever knows?  How to escape from various kidnapping situations: https://www.theepochtimes.com/florida-man-shows-how-to-escape-from-various-kidnapping-situations-video_3663830.html?utm_source=morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-03-25

     Wokeness’ latest casualty is a Minnesota Dinner theater production of Cinderella because casting auditions didn’t attract BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) to meet their new DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) protocol. In place of Cinderella, they’ll be producing a “progressive production of Footloose, complimented by identity casting.”

    Omaha Nebraska School Board have proposed “Standards for 5-year-old kindergarten kids to learn ‘Characteristics’ relating to identity & sexuality, by 4th grade distinguishing between gender identity and sexual orientation, and by 6th understanding ‘Two Spirit’ – which evidently encompasses all diversities outside the classic binary genders… Also beginning kindergarten, they’ll be taught the importance of wearing masks.”