We’re at about 55,000 deaths, but I don’t know if that includes nursing home deaths, where about a third of the people in them appear to be dying. Vietnam: Zero deaths Vietnam appears to have experienced no deaths from COVID-19. Zero. I first heard this from friends there, then it showed up on theContinue reading “Numbers”

The American Century and Kangaroo Island

When I think about how bad can it get, I think about Kangaroo Island, a big long island off the coast of Australia that burned a few months ago. It was mainly a nature reserve and tourist destination and the reason people went to it was to see the koalas and kangaroos. My brotherContinue reading “The American Century and Kangaroo Island”

Is this a general strike? and Negotiating communication channels

No, but I’ve heard the question asked. Just because people aren’t going to work doesn’t mean they are on strike. Occupy attempted to pull of general strikes, and the big Occupy day in Oakland in 2011 did close about 30% of businesses, but it wasn’t really “general” although it was a strike in the senseContinue reading “Is this a general strike? and Negotiating communication channels”