– – – the good news and bad news are both the same: Your vote will make absolutely no difference at all in the outcome of the upcoming U.S. national elections ritual.
That’s good news because you can’t reasonably be blamed for what happens after the ritual. It’s only bad news if you’ve been suffering the delusion that your vote matters.
OK, it does matter, but only to you.
But there’s more bad news in that: you may indeed blame yourself for what happens next, and if you vote, maybe you should. As the aphorism goes, “A vote for any candidate is a vote for The System.”
Do you like The System?
And surprisingly, not only don’t the majority of us Central North American residents like The System — that System being “our democracy” which “only 15% say is working extremely or very well” — but “we” also see both Trump and Biden as mentally unfit to be president. Clearly that’s a choice between “the lesser of two evils.”
And casting your powerless vote, especially if it’s for the lesser evil – – – well, it matters to you in a way you may not have considered before.…
The Burning Platform
Yep, not only do they inflict maskne and headaches, but masks also upload carcinogens into your lungs, according to Guy Crittenden, a former editor of HazMat Management. He posted this information on Facebook; thanks to David Mueller for sending it my way.
I happen to know a thing or two about masks and safety. Why? Because for 25 years I was the editor of an award-winning trade magazine called HazMat Management that covered such topics as pollution prevention and compliance with health & safety laws. We routinely published articles on masks, gloves, respirators and other forms of personal protective equipment (PPE). Now let me tell you a few things about that mask you’re wearing. And please note that what I’m about to share was also stated in the most recent edition of Del Bigtree’s program The Highwire when two OSHA mask experts spoke to the fact that the kinds of masks people are wearing were never (never!) designed to be worn for long periods and doing so is very harmful.
The blue typical mask depicted in the photograph contain Teflon and other chemicals. A Facebook friend reminds us: 1. Masks are “sterilized” with Ethylene Oxide — a known carcinogen.…