<30 out of 2 million Active Duty & Reserve Died from COVID-19

In April 2020, I jumped up and down on the COVID numbers coming out of the military (Palouse Should Be Released from Lockdown).  There was a coronavirus outbreak onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. The survival rate was 99.98% Now this from NPR:  “The military has fared relatively well in combating COVID. Fewer than 30 service …

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The pandemic hurt low-wage workers the most—and so far, the recovery has helped them the least

Well done, lockdown proponents. Yet again, you have hurt the people who can least afford it.  From Brookings:  The recession associated with the COVID-19 pandemic announced itself in spring 2020 with head-spinning job losses: 22 million lost jobs within two months, a shock that is hard to overstate. But aside from a brief winter setback …

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Kickstart: Adding robots during a workforce shortage

With the Democrats raising the cost of labor, and fewer Americans willing to work, the natural solution is to out-source the labor to robots.  This article pretends that it is a short-term fix. It is not.  Adding robots during a workforce shortage The labor shortage is prompting more investments in automation, with companies buying equipment …

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U.S. economy contracted 19.2% during COVID-19 pandemic recession

The reason the bounce-back was so short is because this was an artificially created recession, not a correction due to government meddling. Via Reuters: WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. economy contracted at a record average annualized rate of 19.2% from its peak in the fourth quarter of 2019 through the second quarter of …

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Labor Shortage Update

From Emsi. 6M of the 9.2M open jobs in America need to be filled by people without a college degree? Unfortunately, there are only 3.39M unemployed workers without a degree. Where will the talent come from? High school students? Immigration? Most high schools students are already employed. There are only 600K unemployed high school students. …

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U.S. cities spent MILLIONS on police protection for mayors that cut police funds

The peons do not need protection. Only the elite.  In 25 major U.S. cities across the country, officials have already cut – or have proposed cutting — funds from police budgets. However, in as many as 20 of those same cities, mayors and other city officials enjoy the personal protection of a dedicated police security detail. In many cities, …

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Washington recommends vaccinated wear masks indoors

What use is the vaccine if the vaccinated are not protected?  OLYMPIA — Washington will follow federal guidance and recommend that those who are vaccinated wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas where there is “substantial or high” rates of COVID-19, Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday. People who are unvaccinated are still required …

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Masks Required Again in Moscow’s Government Schools

I’m sure this will help the Fall enrollment… The Moscow School board Wednesday approved a back-to-school plan that would require students, faculty and staff to wear masks while indoors for at least the first three weeks of the school year. The first day of school in Moscow is Sept. 1. In the plan, students will …

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