Saturday, December 26, 2020

Evil Isn’t A Sickness

Great discussion about how personal responsibility goes hand in hand with freedom.

Thursday, April 2, 2020


March was a terrible month. The math does not look good. We went from 7,000 cases worldwide to a million. At this rate, we could be at 100 million by the end of April. By the end of May, the whole world could be infected. A month ago the United States was barely affected, and now it is everywhere.

This appears to be far worse than what public officials are willing to admit. The virus is projected to peak in different places anywhere from mid-April to late May. Can we afford to have our economy shut down for two whole months? Two months is not the end of it, because the disease is likely to be at its peak throughout May. Can we afford to have most of the population isolated for four months?

I'm worried that society will break down. You might not be able to get basic supplies.

At some point, we might have to isolate the people most at risk and let the disease run its course. A recent article said that the death rate is really under 1%, but even so, we seem to be headed toward 5 billion people infected as one expert predicted. We could be looking at Spanish flu numbers where between 50 to 100 million people will die.

I am hoping that they can fast track some treatment. A vaccine may be a long way off, but if they can treat the worst off then they could cut down on the mortality. As people recover then herd immunity will slow down the virus.

I have seen a couple of different conspiracy theorists claim that this is a weaponized virus created in a Chinese lab from a virus originally modified in the United States. The experts say that it is not. The virus appears to have come from bats. However, at this point, it doesn't matter, because either way, it is an extremely contagious virus with relatively high mortality. That's the reality that we are faced with.

Best wishes,

John Coffey

Number of Indiana cases doubled in 4 days

Fifty-seven days ago:

Friday, March 6, 2020

Federal Budget

Trump's proposed $4.829 trillion federal budget spread out over 329 million people is $14,678 per citizen (man, woman, and child) in the country. Spread over 141 million taxpayers, it is 34,248 per taxpayer. The average household income in the United States is $59,000. The federal budget for a family of four is about equal to the average household income.

The actual amount of taxes collected by the Federal Government is only about 3.7 trillion dollars, leaving a deficit of about a trillion dollars.


Friday, February 28, 2020

Diversity Wars: The crazy fight over something we'd all realize we agree on if we stopped fighting.

In response to ...

I wrote...

In this modern era, the vast majority of people have no prejudice toward any particular group, and the minority that is prejudiced is on the way out.  Bias would have silently disappeared except for the fact some people keep making a big deal out of it.  Instead of having a color-blind society, certain political groups tell people that they are defined by their physical attributes and that they are victims because of it.  As long as people go through life thinking that they are victims, then they will feel powerless to improve their situation because they will always see themselves as victims.  All this political agitation stirs the pot and creates resentment between groups when instead we just need to look at people as individuals.