Thursday, April 16, 2020

Corona Covid

The world is shut down.
The media is corrupt.
The WHO is a puppet for China.
The pandemic was extremely over estimated.

I could go into details but you all know its true.

My response to all this now, one month after North America was effectively shut down, is that its time to reopen. Those that are at risk of Covid-19 should self isolate. Those that are in contact with those with risk factors should isolate. Everyone else should go back to normal.

Risk factors include immune deficiencies, breathing issues, the elderly, and the obese.

Initially they were saying up to 4 million people in the US could die and 300 000 in Canada too. One month later those numbers have dropped to 100 000 and 8 000 respectively. Who is going to pay for the devastation caused by those completely incorrect estimates? No one, probably. Who is going to pay for the complete economic devastation? No one, except those who are out of work. Keep in mind, the US loses about 50 000 people to the flu every year and Canada has about 5 000 people die from it as well. No one cares. Wash your hands, get the flu shot and off you go.

Not to down play the loss of life, but this has been one giant exercise in political correctness over public policy, wokeness over truth, and public hysteria over rational decision making.

I have always wanted to get involved more with politics. Now I'm not so sure. I believe in representing the people, but I don't trust the people anymore. At least not on a big scale.

I think I'll start locally.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

20/20 Vision

It's another new year. What's new with me?

I'm a dad to a little girl. She blows my mind every time I see how perfect she is. I never thought I could feel this way.

I'm back in school finishing up a degree I started a long time ago. It's odd being 40 when most of my classmates are 19 or 20. However, most of them think I'm in my late 20's. It was surprisingly easy to jump back in. I'm playing pool with some of the guys later this week, and I'm fending off some of the girls who've been extra friendly. I wish I was this social back in the day. I won't be finished my degree until the end of next year. So far away, and so close.

This is not how I thought 40 would be. It's good but different. I feel like I'm just starting my adult life (again). I have opportunities that I didn't think I would have even five or ten years ago. Now I just need to figure out how to stay healthy and energetic enough to take advantage of them.

I find that health is a major focus in my life right now. I am still not 100% recovered from my accident 2 years ago. The odds are that I never will be. I may never be able to run or jump again. That is hugely disappointing to someone like me who used to be so active, playing sports, living life. But I always remind myself that I could have been paralyzed or killed. Given the options, I'll take what I got. So, partial paralysis aside, I want to stay active, keep my heart healthy, keep my energy up, and keep all those kinesthetic diseases away. Diabetes is like a personal friend to my family. I refuse to accept that in my life. I want to be around for my kids and their kids and their kids. It's amazing how much control one has over many of the variables in their life that lead to health, or sickness. I'm always shocked by the people that do themselves in with unhealthy choices and preventable diseases.

And that's what's going on in my life right now.