Apple Computer Is Not Pushing Anything Here… Are They?

Pulled the Apple Watch out of the drawer the other day to track work outs a bit. Of course, the Apple Watch is no cheap product, so appreciate the frequent software updates. For some reason, the AW gets a lot of attention for ‘multiple coloring’ themes from Apple. It seems to be their ‘wear your statement on your wrist product’.

As Apple is one of the largest companies in the world, it’s always good to be seen as a moderate for various thinking within their massive customer base.

This morning, got a notification that wasn’t about an Apple Watch update, it was about a new watch face. Not anything particularly useful as it doesn’t display temperature, upcoming meetings, or any other useful information. It does come ‘loaded’ with what appears to be bias towards a certain type of thinking group.

Why do they have they push this on us? How about a ladies day face? A guys watch face? A runners watch face? Or maybe some other truly useful watch-face? This is truly disappointing to see Apple pushing something that the majority of the customers likely don’t support. Maybe it’s time to put the watch back in the drawer.

What does the label of a box of facial masks say?

The next time you buy disposable masks, read the label on the box, which states, “This mask does not eliminate the risk of contracting any disease or infection.” On boxes of surgical masks read, “Single use surgical masks are intended to be worn to protect both the patient and the healthcare personnel from the transfer of microorganisms, body fluids, and particulate material. These masks are intended for use in infection control practice to reduce the potential exposure to blood and bodily fluids.”

Therefore, wearing a mask is of limited use when dealing with a virus or other airborne disease and more of a placebo than anything else. However, if it makes you feel safe, wear one.

What About The Government Redistribution of Wealth?

I’m an electrician and have worked for 44 years. I spent the first 24 years working in Canada and struggled to get ahead because of the high income and sales taxes and additional fees the government levied on everything from gasoline to beer. I had no spare income for any sort of retirement savings account.

Twenty years ago I moved to the U.S. and began a new life in Texas. I now have a net worth of $650,000 and will add another $75,000 when I retire in 3 years. With that and some Social Security I’ll be able to enjoy a modest yet comfortable retirement.

This wouldn’t have been possible if I stayed in Canada. No amount of “wealth redistribution” will ever replace hard work and a prudent savings plan.

A Readers Experience With Wuhan Corona Virus COVID-19

I had COVID toward the end of October/first of November. I ran a fever (102.3), had the chills, ached all over, and was really fatigued. I went to the doctor, who prescribed me a Z-pak, Prednisone, and I was referred to the local hospital for the Monoclonal antibodies infusion.

Over a two day period, I got progressively better, and by the third day, I had a follow up appointment and tested negative for COVID.

My point – there are treatments for COVID.

The Climate! The Climate!

The Arctic ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulafft, at Bergen, Norway. Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm. Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.

Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds.

…I apologize, I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922. As reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post — 99 years ago!

Insights On The Democrats’ Build Back Better Act Legislation

Whatever you want to call the Brandon/Biden Administrations attempt through its democrat party friends in the House of Representatives, it is an attempt to bribe the voters with money the American government doesn’t have. One commenter put it very well saying,

  1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
  2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
  3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
  4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
  5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the working half is going to take care of them, and when the working half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end for any nation.

Public Health and Safety?

When you put politicians and bureaucrats in charge of public health, you get neither health nor safety.

They are following profits, not science.

-America’s Frontline Doctors

Understanding Third Party Watch Movements In Automatic Watches

Excellent video by Teddy on both Japan and Swiss automatic watch movements. In this video Teddy highlights

  • Miyota
  • Seiko (SII)
  • ETA
  • Selita
  • Soprod
  • STP
  • Dubois Depraz Modules
  • Kenissi

Well researched and thought out video by Teddy Baldassarre. He seems to have a business of selling watches as well. You can check out his website here. We’ve never purchased anything from him, but thought he did a great job on his video production on automatic watch movements.

Why Florida is Doing Better Against Wuhan Corona Virus COVID-19 Than California

I got the sars-cov-2 a couple days before Christmas. I didn’t get it from going out to lunch every day. I didn’t get it from grocery shopping or from Lowe’s or any other stores. I didn’t get it from someone I work with.

I got it like almost everyone is getting it…From close quarters with people at home. Specifically, my wife. She’s maintained her usual routine without getting it.

She owns and runs a children’s dance studio yet there have been no cases at the dance studio and she didn’t get it there. She got it from a friend while at the girl’s christmas get together. Close quarters at a house.

The friend that got everyone sick got it from her son. He got it while hanging out at a friend’s house with several other people.

Knowing all that, what does california do? They force everyone to stay home and close most businesses. But nobody is going to stay at home for 2 years straight. They go visit friends and family constantly because there’s nothing else to do.

This is how the virus spready. This is why Florida is doing well. People are out and about doing their normal routines which generally is low risk for infection. They aren’t hanging out at friend’s houses daily because they are working where risk of infection is low.

Every person I know who has gotten it, did so while at a friends house hanging out. I know of nobody who got it from a co-worker or while out and about shopping and eating.