Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Want to rant? I don’t know about you but I won’t even look at emails regarding the virus, cures, or “you are the lucky winner”.

Posted Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 8:53 PM
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    Has anyone experienced a huge increase in the “junk” emails they are getting now? I used to get a few a day but now they come in bursts and probably add up to 60 or more. ARRRGGGHHHHH!

    When will they develop and sell an email that goes back and scramble the original senders? Not those of us who’s computer has been hacked, although a notice that their computer is sending crap would be nice.

    Same think with robo-calls that don’t even have a message, just checking that it is a live line and then sold to other robo-callers. Come on phone companies, use your smarts to beat them.

    Another rant over.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Apr 2, 2020, at 8:59 PM
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    Well, it does seem like more junk emails. But also I recently got a few from just about anyone I do business with. Credit card, bank, satellite radio, and on and on. They all just want to reassure me that they are there for me during this crisis time.

    Now that President Trump has used the Defense Protection Act, I have a suggestion for him. Use the DPA to order the NYT and WaPo to actually do something that will help us through these tough times. They need to be making toilet paper instead of the garbage they put out now.

    -- Posted by fair share on Fri, Apr 3, 2020, at 8:20 AM
  • I'm going to rant about our news, local, national, international. They need to stop this fear mongering. Limit what you are broadcasting to real facts and numbers. Even our local paper did it in an article today by manipulating statistics, by saying we went from 4 to 6 a "50%" increase. Statistically yes, that is correct, but it's still only 6 diagnosed. A total of 41,391 have been tested with 3,321 positive, less than 1% positive, per what has been reported to the Tennessee Department of Health. The population of Tennessee is over 6 million. Folks, be smart, wash your hands, stay away from your face. If you are sick stay home and please stop running to the grocery store every day. Rant over.

    -- Posted by SharonSue65 on Sat, Apr 4, 2020, at 4:23 PM
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    Media 101: if it bleeds it leads.


    SharonSue65, I agree with your line of thought. Tho not original to Samuel Clemens, old Mark popularised the saying "There are lies, damm lies, and statistics". For the people who think math is hard, don't even think about statistics.

    Actually, as of today, the % positive of those tested in TN per TN Dept Health is 3,321(tested positive)/41,391(total tested)=12.46% positive. 43(deaths)/3,321(cases)=0.129% death rate.

    That all sounds pretty good. But you can't believe any of it. Right now we are trying to grab numbers from a moving target. It will be over and done with before we can know the real infection rate and death rate. But since I am convinced there are a lot more people out there that have (or have had) it than we know about today, I will bet anyone $10 the final infection rate (of population, not of just those tested) will be higher and the final death rate will be lower than we think it is right now. Think numerator and denominator. (And forget about that common core crap you are having to try to learn to "teach" your kids. I'm talking real math here.)

    Do your part.

    Stay apart.

    And people used to think Healthcare workers were the front line. Not anymore. Now each and every one of you is the front line. If you fail, you can always count on the Healthcare workers as your last line of defense.

    But don't you dare fail!

    One last thought. This is the millennials time to shine. You've been training for this your whole life. STAY HOME AND WATCH TV!!!

    -- Posted by fair share on Sat, Apr 4, 2020, at 6:51 PM
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    Well put fair.

    -- Posted by sui on Sat, Apr 4, 2020, at 7:32 PM
  • I agree with you Fair share. We all need to do our part. People are afraid of the unknown and there are a lot of unknowns with this virus. The are a lot of knowns also, like washing your hands and distancing yourself. I agree also that the final rates will be close to what you are thinking.

    -- Posted by SharonSue65 on Sat, Apr 4, 2020, at 9:59 PM
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    To prove this Virus is a scam you have to wait until the elections are over. No one word will be said about covid-19 when the election is over.

    It's all to keep Trump from being re-elected. No Rallies for Trump with covid-19 restrictions.

    -- Posted by sui on Sat, May 23, 2020, at 12:26 PM
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    It turns out that Doctor/President Donald J Trump knew what he was talking about when he recommended Hydroxychloroquine as a cure for Covid-19!

    The virus is on its way out.

    However, because the people were told to stay inside their homes and keep washing their hands over and over again with bacterial soap, we are going to see people come down with all kinds of diseases BECAUSE they have destroyed their own body's immune system. Their body won't be able to fight off all the bacteria that they will come upon from normal living again. Will it be the Covid-19? No. It will be the everyday bacteria that they are no longer immune from. It will be the everyday Bacteria that will attack their bodies all at one time making it impossible for their immune system to fight all the bacteria off at one time.

    That ought to open the Doctor offices and hospitals back up again.

    -- Posted by sui on Fri, May 29, 2020, at 5:29 PM
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