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Posts Made By: Maurice Clark

June 15, 2020 08:50 PM Forum: Politics

You OK with this?

Posted By Maurice Clark

Originally Posted by Steven Moore

Maurice it shows you are from the Southern part of the USA so you are not voting right?  Just us Yanks? Are you not allowed to vote? Did you not register to vote ?
Since I am not a yank, of course I do not vote in your elections

June 16, 2020 09:32 PM Forum: Politics

Covid-19 data and graphs

Posted By Maurice Clark

This is some promising news.

Coronavirus: Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-53061281

Maurice

June 17, 2020 08:29 PM Forum: Politics

Covid-19 data and graphs

Posted By Maurice Clark

Originally Posted by Rod Kaufman

That is promising and Dex has been around forever so it's plentiful. OTH:
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/16/health/us-coronavirus-tuesday/index.html
Rod, Rod, Rod,

Don't you realise yet that it is just a liberal hoax?  The Great Leader has said so many times so it must be true.  He has also said that the only reason there are lots of cases is because if all the testing.  If the testing was stopped there would be no more cases.  (snark mode off)

Maurice

June 19, 2020 08:51 PM Forum: Politics

Trump Gallup up 6 to 49 Disapproval Down 7

Posted By Maurice Clark

Hi Rod,

Trump certainly does seem to be in trouble at this point.  However, the election is still several months away, so there is plenty of time for things to change, and change in either direction. And, of course, the big question is turnout.  Polls are no help if people do not go and vote.  Perhaps this is why some republican states are making it harder for people to vote.

Maurice

June 19, 2020 08:59 PM Forum: Politics

Trump Gallup up 6 to 49 Disapproval Down 7

Posted By Maurice Clark

The BBC looks at why this week has been a bad one for trump.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53102021

June 22, 2020 02:07 AM Forum: Politics

Trump Gallup up 6 to 49 Disapproval Down 7

Posted By Maurice Clark

Hi Rod,

I wonder if richie even bothered to look at the article he linked to.  The way he described, it made it seem like it was that Australian news that claimed Biden was hiding in his basement. In fact, it was one of trump's legal advisors who made that claim.

I guess it shows just how desperate trump's toadys are getting.

Still, the election is still a long way off and it also depends on turnout.

Maurice

June 22, 2020 05:50 AM Forum: Politics

Trump Gallup up 6 to 49 Disapproval Down 7

Posted By Maurice Clark

Originally Posted by Rod Kaufman

..." and it also depends on turnout."
That's why Trump is terrified by mail-in voting:
https://www.npr.org/2020/06/19/880917081/tom-ridge-ex-dhs-sec-laments-sad-trump-fears-about-voting-by-mail
Hi Rod,

What is really funny about trump's opposition to mail-in voting is that he has voted that way in the past few elections!

Maurice

July 9, 2020 04:25 AM Forum: Home Observatories

Resin Storage Building Observatory

Posted By Maurice Clark

Looks like a great setup!

July 12, 2020 05:59 AM Forum: Comets

Comet 2020f3 NEOWISE

Posted By Maurice Clark

Finally had a (partially) clear morning and managed to get my first look at this comet.  Very impressive in 20x80 binoculars.  If you haven't seen it yet, well worth getting up for.  Best comet we have had for some time. It should be visible in the evening sky as well in the next few days.

The photo is a 2-second image in bright twilight with my 5" refractor.

Maurice

July 14, 2020 09:04 PM Forum: Politics

Covid-19 data and graphs

Posted By Maurice Clark

Originally Posted by James Brown

Hi Rod:

Could be, but my understanding from folks in California is that the bars have re-closed and people are taking their distancing obligations seriously.  Here, I went to the Safeway grocery this weekend and 100% of the customers were wearing masks.  The store was signed. "no shirt, shoes, or mask, no entrance."  What do you see in your neck of the woods?  

Jim
Hi Jim,

Here, only about half the people are wearing masks in the supermarkets and a lot of the staff do not wear one. In the bank it is the same, despite the bank having a notice on its door asking customers to wear one.  None of the tellers are wearing one.

I see in Victoria, the number of cases has surged since they lessened the restrictions. As a result, they have re-imposed them and the other states have closed their borders to Victorians.

Here is a link to what has happened in Israel since they ended their lookdown.

"After weeks of harsh lockdowns that put one million people out of work, Mr Netanyahu was in a hurry to restart Israel's economy.

So Israelis returned to work, to beaches, to gyms and, critically, to school.

It was the last move particularly that proved to be a deadly mistake."

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-14/israel-coronavirus-covid-19-second-wave-has-hit/12426164

Maybe a warning for the US with Trump pushing hard for schools to re-open?

Stay safe.

Maurice