Besides the rising suicide rates, Americans are dying from DESPAIR

May 26, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

I have been reading articles lately saying that — even before the Coronavirus pandemic caused even more stress — suicide rates in the U.S. have been increasing.  Working class people and small farmers are under extreme financial stresses.  Many other systemic problems have been worsening. Now with the Coronavirus pandemic, suicides are increasing even more. But EVEN BEFORE that, I was also reading articles saying people are dying from DESPAIR. This article linked below came from January 2020.  The article includes this paragraph: U.S. life expectancy dropped three years in a row, America’s suicide rate is at a record high, […]

Here is the link to Gov. Inslee’s plan for a phased recovery from Coronavirus distancing, etc.

May 24, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Washington State was the first state to be hit by the Coronavirus.  Fortunately, we have a competent state governor and health department, so they took prompt, smart, effective actions.  This is very different from states that are run by Republicans and science deniers.  Here in Washington State we “leveled the curve” effectively.  As a result, the numbers of active cases in Washington State have peaked and declined. Governor Jay Inslee took actions and recently released a four-stage for slowly, reasonably reducing our “social distancing” and other precautions. Here is a link to Gov. Inslee’s plan for a phased recovery.  It […]

Nuclear weapons are HORRIBLY EXPENSIVE! Congress funded even more! That money has better uses for health, etc.

May 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

For decades people who want peace have publicized the horribly expensive military budget, and we have been urging ordinary people to demand that Congress and presidents spend money for better purposes instead of killing people. Now that Obama and Trump and both houses of Congress have committed us to BUILDING ALL NEW NUCLEAR WEAPONS — including all new warheads and all new missiles and all new submarines and all new bombers — and now while our nation continues to suffer from horrible poverty and homelessness and lack of education and lack of health care — and now while the Coronavirus […]

Hot news about Trump’s scam about Hydroxychloroquine

May 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Trump has been VIGOROUSLY promoting Hydroxycholoroquine  REPEATEDLY in his official presidential TV broadcasts. Recently it was reported that Trump owns part of a company that makes the snake oil medicine he has been VIGOROUSLY promoting. He was using his power as President of the U.S. to make presidential briefings on nationwide TV networks about the Coronavirus pandemic that is devastating our nation.  But — instead of providing truthful information — he turned these nationwide broadcasts into “INFO-MERCIALS” in which Trump (a notorious liar and pitch-man for his many fraudulent business scams) promoted what could be called a “snake oil: medicine made […]

U.S. ranks low among rich nations on several measures of well-being, so we were already weak when COVID-19 hit — and are slow to recover from it.

May 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Four months after the November 2016 election, it was clear what Trump and Congress’s Republicans would do.  Here is what I had written in March 2017 to expose the “Make America Great” baloney: The new administration and Congress want to weaken or abolish many laws and regulations that have been protecting the environment. This would cause more pollution. A polluted nation is not “great.” A polluted nation is dirty, and it makes people sick. If we want our nation to be “great,” we must demand that governments at all levels – federal, state and local – take strong actions to […]

During our TWO CRISES (the pandemic and Trumpism), we can use this HUMOR …

May 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Cartoon: Coronavirus and November’s election:     Cartoon about Trump’s latest miracle cure:     Cartoon: A Calvinesque and Hobbesian look at fighting a pandemic:     Enjoy this wonderful song parody on Trump and the Coronavirus: This 3-minute video is another great song parody by Randy Rainbow:        

This context explains Trump’s refusal to protect us from Coronavirus and Trump’s destruction of governmental functioning

May 16, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

You already know that Trump and his entire Executive Branch have utterly refused to deal effectively with the Coronavirus pandemic. The reason is NOT ONLY because they are stupid and incompetent. Another crucially important reason for their failure is that Trump and Republicans believe the government should NOT solve problems and should NOT help people. They have been SYSTEMATICALLY DESTROYING GOVERNMENT bit by bit. We see it especially now.   I wrote a SHORT ARTICLE explaining this: Our society is suffering in many, many ways. The problems are all around us — and they are interconnected. They are rooted in […]

A Department of Actual Defense in a Time of Coronavirus

May 12, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S. wastes our tax dollars on militarism and nuclear weapons, when we should be funding better health. You cannot defeat Coronavirus with nuclear weapons or any kind of military violence. This article by David Swanson urges us to think differently – and to push our government to act more wisely and effectively: A Department of Actual Defense in a Time of Coronavirus By David Swanson                  

Medical experts urged VP Mike Pence to use science and promote adequate funding

May 1, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Trump keeps appointing incompetent persons to positions of power.  As you know, he appointed VP Mike Pence to head federal efforts to deal with Coronavirus.  Pence has ABSOLUTELY NO credentials for dealing with scientific issues.  But — as always — Trump valued absolute loyalty to him rather than competence in making this appointment.  Pence got off to a bad start. In early March 2020 medical experts were urging Pence to use valid science to shape federal policy on Coronavirus.  In early March more than 800 physicians and public health experts have signed an open letter to Vice President Mike Pence […]

COVID-19 statistics worldwide and by states within the U.S.

May 1, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

This is updated frequently: Washington State was the first state to have cases, but we took quick, smart actions and “flattened the curve.” Therefore, although we started out as #1 in numbers, now we are 18th, according to the state-by-state data at the website linked above.