When I look at contents of packaged foods on a nutrition label, the most important thing I care about is how much sugar is in the product. That’s because, for me, the sugar is what has the most impact of all the other items listed.
- I’m super fortunate not to have to worry about allergens.
- I generally get enough good nutrients that how much of that is not super important.
- I’m healthy enough, and have established a diet healthy enough, not to generally have to worry about bad fats (good summary of fats here);
- Sugar, everybody is prone to sugar, and easily prone considering how it’s practically everywhere!
With the Georgia Senate race run-offs now officially decided with Democrats, Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, winning, the Democrats potentially have unchecked political power in the United States Government. They have the President and Vice-President, the majority in the House of Representatives, and a tie in the Senate with the Vice-President as tie-breaker. But do they really have unchecked power? In a word, “no”. But why would I say “no” when US politics is as divided as it is today?
The US flew past 100,000 COVID-19 cases today, just a day after passing China’s total of about 81,000. It’s at 104,000 as I write this.
With world totals at 596,000 cases at this time, the US has 17.4% of the world’s cases, and the US has barely started climbing “the curve” that won’t be flattening any time soon!
To have more than the rest of the world, the US needs to hit 50.01% of world totals. That doesn’t seem a stretch, to be honest, the way the US rates are climbing and knowing how they are still far behind in testing all the people they should.
The math isn’t that hard to see. One day soon enough, the US WILL have more COVID-19 cases than the rest of the world combined.
It’s just a matter of when… not if, very sadly.
Well, I was way too conservative in my predictions for when the US COVID-19 case totals would surpass China’s. That’s according to the excellent (American) Johns Hopkins University interactive website!
I wasn’t sure of the American’s testing capacity, but that didn’t seem to matter much because they are confirming cases at a very high rate compared to many other jurisdictions. That is, the US hasn’t even gotten around to the most of the potential cases yet!
Wow! America is in some serious trouble, but I’m not sure they really have a grasp of it yet, on the whole and on the top among those making the biggest decisions. You’re gonna really need God to bless you to get through this relatively unscathed, America. I’ll even pray for you!
Next target, beat all of Europe, for not just a “win” but a “trouncing”. America loves being #1 at everything, after all, doesn’t it?
May the Force be with you!
So, the US is considering send troops to the Canadian US to intercept illegal migrants as part of that US’ response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Wait, are you kidding me? They think Canadians want to escape our relatively under control COVID-19 situation, with universal healthcare, to go to their pandemic that’s probably out of control already, about to surpass China’s global total and become the #1 country for cases? And that’s only what they’ve tested for. Seriously? Is that how deranged that administration down south is???
They might consider putting troops there to keep their citizens at home, from fleeing to a less infected country with better healthcare system. In the same way draft dodgers came up here during the Viet Nam War to escape their policies at the time, there are probably a lot of people thinking of running to a safer haven in Canada to escape COVID-19! If anything, though I’m suggesting Canada do this, we should be putting troops on our borders to keep out potentially infected Americans from coming up!
As for that wall down south in Mexico, the Mexicans have declared Americans unwanted now and are probably grateful some of that wall got built. They may even be regretful a better one Trump proposed didn’t actually get done. Be careful what you wish for, I guess.