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So, Let’s consider: Have you had enough of the masks yet?



So, Let’s consider: Have you had enough of the masks yet?

From what I understand from the biology folks, the covid-19 virus is about 0.125 MICRONS in size. Those flimpsy paper masks that you’re either wearing because it’s mandated or for some false sense of security you think will protect you from covid, basically, as I understand it, max out at filtering particles that are somewhere in the area of 0.40 – 0.35 MICRONS. Now, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that there’s no way these things are going to block a particle substantially smaller than they can filter. Worse yet are those stupid scarfs people are wearing thinking that they’re getting some form of protection from them. Frankly, I see it as a placebo used as a panacea to placate the panicing populace, primarily because there is NO CURE FOR COVID! It’s a novel pathogen. And don’t blame Trump for this, the same would be correct to say for anyone in the presidency.

SO, let’s consider what really happens when you go out to eat in the land of covid:

Arrive at restaurant, fish your three month old single-use surgical mask out of car’s filthy cup holder (still slightly sticky from this morning’s 84oz diet Pepsi). Even if it’s this week’s mask, the same concept would apply.

Strap up with three month old single-use surgical mask.

Guess what?!: *MAGICAL ANTI-GERM BARRIER ENGAGED!!!*

Proceed into restaurant, opening door with same handle grabbed by 200 people so far today.

Hostess has immediate seating for your “woke” party of three. Walk past entire restaurant of unmasked people. It’s ok, they’re sitting.

Sit down.

Surprise! *SEATED ANTI-GERM FORCE FIELD ENGAGED!!!*

Safely within your anti-germ force field, remove mask. Browse menu while making relaxed inhales of the same recirculated AC air previously inside the lungs of the 200 people that also grabbed the door handle.

Waitress drops off drinks bare handed.

Grab drink with your bare hand. Sip leisurely, secure in knowing you’re within your anti-germ force field of seatedness.

Too many drinks. Need to pee. Put on your magical anti-germ barrier mask as you leave your anti-germ force field of seatedness.

Walk past 40 unmasked restaurant patrons. Open bathroom with same door knob grabbed by 100 other people so far today.

Return to table past same 40 unmasked restaurant patrons.

Remove mask. Once again safe in your anti-germ force field of seatedness. Waitress takes your sweaty drink glass with her bare hand, refills, hands back to you. You accept with your bare hand. Grab some bread and eat it. Same hand. Yum Yum.

Meal complete. Mask on. Walk past 40 unmasked patrons. Make full body contact with at least 4 people waiting at the hostess stand as you squeeze your way back to the door – no matter, they’re all also wearing their magical anti-germ barriers.

Grab exit handle, which you are now the 220th person of the day to touch. Eating out successful.

Breathe a sigh of relief knowing that even after leaving the protection of your home and venturing out into the scary world of the public, you are essentially sterile thanks to your state approved methods of magical germ mitigation.

Yes, I’m being overly sarcastic, BUT, this is the reality of what we’re dealing with today! People just aren’t thinking about the reality of what they’re being told to do! Mindless minions are presuming that since they saw it on the evening propaganda show (Uh, we used to call it the evening NEWS), it has to not only be the gospel from God, but it’s what they have to be doing!

Thinking is now an optional exercise.

Speaking of thinking, if you can smell cigarette smoke through your “mask”, well, you may as well take it off as smoke particles are MUCH bigger than viruses.

Yes, covid is real. Yes, covid is dangerous. Yes, if you get it, you will probably survive. Yes, chances are that by now many of us have been exposed to it in some form or another and our immunity systems have saved us, at least thus far.

Oh, by the way, if you can smell cigarette smoke(Or ANY other kinds of smoke) through your “mask”, keep in mind that it’s a fact that smoke particles are SUBSTANTIALLY LARGER than viral particles…some would suggest your mask is basically useless.

Please people. Think…don’t be stupid…and stay well.

I’m Don Rima and that’s the view From Where I Stand.


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So, Let’s consider: Xmas shopping in the land of covid



So, Let’s consider: Xmas shopping in the land of covid

Well, it’s the first week of October! You know what that means, right? Yup, it’s time to start shopping for Christmas!

Frankly, I think all these stores bringing out all their xmas trinkets at the end of July is more than a bit overboard, overpowering, over uncalled for and in general over annoying. When I walk into a place like Walmart this morning and see rows and rows stacked full to the top with all kinds of xmas BS, I’m wondering why someone hasn’t done a terrorist act on the place for over merchandising the Winter Solstice. Frankly, it was a serious temptation.

This year brings with it the added concerns of how local, perhaps smaller, businesses are going to survive it to Thanksgiving, let alone the Winter Solstice celebration. And, I find myself asking: “What’s more important, making Jeff Bezos richer by shopping on Amazon or the Walmart family by shopping at Walmart stores…or is it more important to do what I can to help the local businesses through their covid struggles to survive?” I think the answer is simple: The locals win.

So, this year is going to be a bit different. Look to your local businesses for gift certificates. You may even have to ask for them as this may be a new product line that they’ve not thought of before. Look for your local bookstores, eating or drinking establishments, specialty stores, corner grocers, theaters, art stores, hobby and craft stores, even your local mechanic! Hey, everyone’s going to need an oil change SOMETIME next year! Get creative.

If you’re a small merchant, business, eating establishment, or whatever, be thinking about how you can market gift certificates for people to use your establishment creatively and in a means that would make for an acceptable and welcomed gift for them to give to someone else to have.

Now, I’ll also expand this to small business that may not be in your neighborhood. Personally I’ve dealt with a family owned and run bakery in Baltimore for years. Every year I call Maria Voccaro at Voccaro’s bakery for my panetone’s and cookies. They’re a family run group in Baltimore that I’ve dealt with for over 30 years and I’m not going to stop now. I use them as an example but all of us know of a small, local or not so local, that we can send our business to in this time of mutual need. We need our small businesses to survive. Small business is by far the largest portion of employment our country has. And, they need us as much as we need them.

Perhaps with our help this year, they’ll still be around next.

I’m Don Rima and that’s the view From Where I Stand.


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Word(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of October 4, 2020



Word(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of October 4, 2020

October 4, 2020

Tenebrific – adj. – producing darkness

October 5, 2020

Nyctophilia – n. – love of darkness or night, finding relaxation and comfort in the darkness.

October 6, 2020

Stolid – adj. – not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional, impassive.

October 7, 2020

Efficacy – n. – capable of achieving the required results or output.

October 8, 2020

Kittle – adj. – difficult to deal with; prone to erratic behaviour.

October 9, 2020

Grok – v. – to understand

October 10, 2020

Aposiopesis – n. – a sudden breaking off in the middle of a sentence, as if from the inability or unwillingness to proceed.


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Thought(s) Of The Day – For the Week of October 4, 2020

October 4, 2020

Death is the solution to all problems.

October 5, 2020

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.

October 6, 2020

The more a person meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.

October 7, 2020

Never give a sword to a person who can’t dance.

October 8, 2020

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.

October 9, 2020

A person is but the product of their thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.

October 10, 2020

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it’s just the opposite.


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Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of October 4, 2020



Quote(s) Of The Day – For the week of October 4, 2020

October 4, 2020

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” – Jefferson

October 5, 2020

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” – Flanery

October 6, 2020

“Discontented minds and fevers of the body are not cured by changing beds or business.” – Franklin

October 7, 2020

“Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.” – Wooden

October 8, 2020

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Lincoln

October 9, 2020

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle

October 10, 2020

“The road to nowhere is paved with excuses.” – Bell


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Word(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of September 27, 2020

September 27, 2020

Blellum – n. – an idle, indiscreet talker.

September 28, 2020

Allegiant – adj. – loyal, faithful.

September 29, 2020

Eurhythmic – adj. – characterized by a pleasing rhythm, harmoniously ordered or proportioned.

September 30, 2020

Nefelibata – n. – one who lives in the clouds of thier own imagination and does not obey convention.

October 1, 2020

Catastrophize – v.- to view or talk about an event or situation as being worse than it actually is.

October 2, 2020

Hagridden – adj. – worried or tormented, as by a witch.

October 3, 2020

Atrabilious – adj. – gloomy, morose, melancholy


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Thought(s) Of The Day – For the Week of September 27, 2020

September 27, 2020

A smart person makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise person finds a smart one and learns from them how to avoid the mistake altogether.

September 28, 2020

If you want to see the true measure of a person, watch how they treat their inferiors, not their equals.

September 29, 2020

One will search the world over to find what they need and return home to find it.

September 30, 2020

It is not death that one should fear, rather never beginning to live.

October 1, 2020

If a person has not discovered something that they will die for, they aren’t fit to live.

October 2, 2020

Vote for the person who promises the least and you’ll be the least disappointed.

October 3, 2020

The person that never makes a mistake is the person that never does anything.


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September 27, 2020

“The best activities for your life are pumping and humping.” – Schwarzenegger

September 28, 2020

“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.” – Twain

September 29, 2020

“Content is the philosopher’s stone, that turns all it touches into gold.” – Franklin

September 30, 2020

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Larson

October 1, 2020

“If it doesn’t fit comfortably within your heart, let it go.” – Sorenson

October 2, 2020

“A feeble body weakens the mind.” – Rousseau

October 3, 2020

“Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.” – Adams


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Word(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of September 20, 2020

September 20, 2020
Senescence – n. – the state of being or becoming old.

September 21, 2020
Malarkey – n. – empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk.

September 22, 2020
Plenitude – n. – something which is full, plenty or in great abundance.

September 23, 2020
Abeyance – n. – temprary inactivity, cessation, or suspension.

September 24, 2020
Lorn – adj. – lost, ruined or undone.

September 25, 2020
Polemic – n. – a controversial agrument, as one against opinion, doctrine, etc.

September 26, 2020
Immaculate – adj. – something which is neat, clean and spotless.


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Thought(s) Of The Day – For the Week of September 20, 2020

September 20, 2020

Courage is not the absense of fear, but the triumph over it.

September 21, 2020

A brave person is not one who does not feel fear, but one who has conquered that fear.

September 22, 2020

Waste no more time arguing abot what a good person should be. Rather, be one.

September 23, 2020

A wise person makes their own decisions, a foolish person follows public opinion.

September 24, 2020

A wise person can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.

September 25, 2020

Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.

September 26, 2020

To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.


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