Polls for Will There Be More COVID-19 Deaths in 2021 than in 2020?

Oh, those grumpy fools who were constantly whining for most of 2020 for it to end because of the COVID-19 pandemic! What were they thinking, exactly, that 2021 was going to be better? Did they not realize that we would start the year in the middle of Wave 2 that was going to be worse than Wave 1? Or Wave 3, technically, if you were looking at the United States’ numbers. Did they not realize the days would be shorter and darker than when the pandemic really started in March, 2020? Did they not realize the vaccine wouldn’t be out that quickly in terms of everyone wanting one getting it? I don’t know what those people were thinking. I’m an optimistic realist, and that person didn’t see anything close to warranting that optimism. But let’s put that aside and take a good reality check right now.

 

Do you think there will be more COVID-19 deaths in 2021 than in 2020?

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Good or Bad Idea, Giving Lottery Tickets to Homeless People as a Random Act of Kindness?

One of the rewirements I’m supposed to do in this Week 3 of the  Science of Well-being course I’m taking is to build connections by talking to people I don’t know (i.e. starting conversations with strangers) and doing random acts of kindness (RAKs). Now, RAKs aren’t hard to find. Most people would give you examples like buying someone this or that, likely someone you don’t know, in some situation like the person in front of you or behind you in the coffee line. Those are fine, but for someone with Signature Strength of Creativity being #1, Curiosity being #2 and Judgment (aka Analysis) being #7 of 24 Character Strengths, who believes things are more meaningful if “earned” through a little more work, this buying of generic stuff was “too easy”.

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Was Rio 2016 the WORST Olympic Games You’ve Ever Seen?

It was in my mind, which only goes back to Los Angeles 1984, but it wasn’t even close for me.

Sure, there were some nice and memorable moments. There has to be some at the Olympics. However, for how many I expect of an Olympics, there weren’t nearly enough.

And then there were all the overhanging clouds of the empty seats, drug bans, zika, booing, green unclean water, lack of economics, excess of politics and so on. And wait till you see the “legacy” these games will leave behind! That’s if they get through the Paralympics first. Sounds like they’re near bankrupt for it.

Anyway, in my limited memory of some 32 years, I declare these games the worst ever (that I’ve seen).

Great Odds of Canadian Internet Breaking Tonight?

Welcome to election night in Canada! For a decade, Canada and the world has been putting up with the sad collective lack of intelligence of Canadians to have voted in Stephen Harper. It is Stephen with a ph, right? That’s how little I care about him. And I apologize on behalf of my fellow Canadians with the stupid vote all these years.

There is no doubt we want Harper out. It’s just a matter of having enough people vote for one party to put him out rather than leave him with the biggest minority.

No matter what happens, the Canadian Internet has a good chance of breaking tonight either with the euphoria of having Harper kicked out, or fury of having Harper staying where he is, no matter under what electoral conditions.

So my question is does the Canadian Internet have a better chance of breaking tonight if Harper gets kicked out, or back in?

Using Google Forms for WordPress Surveys Instead of PollDaddy

With your WordPress blog, you can have a free embedded polling tool with PollDaddy.com. However, it is terribly limited if you want to use the free version. Recently, I gave Google Forms a try and immediately wondered why anybody would use PollDaddy given what Google Forms can do??? Continue reading