Coronavirus Carnage

Daniel Tencer:

Canada’s economy will clock its steepest decline on record in the coming months, and unemployment is set to rise to its highest level in nearly a quarter century, a new CIBC forecast says. [...]

The forecast predicts Canada’s economic output will shrink at a 15-to-20-per-cent annual pace in the second quarter, the fastest contraction in records going back to 1962.

Millions will feel serious pain because of the culture of debt. 180%. That's the average Canadian household debt relative to disposable income. Now, in just one week, half a million Canadians have lost their jobs. Worse, this will have a compounding effect: most will severely curtail their spending for months, if not years. Many industries -- airlines, hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions, theaters, etc. -- won't be hiring new workers for a long time. Those who are graduating from universities with mountains of debt will have to suffer through rotten times.

Other countries will also take a serious hit.

Economists at investment bank Goldman Sachs see the U.S. economy shrinking at an incredible 24-per-cent pace in the second quarter.

The last time the global economies crashed in such a sharp manner was 90 years ago. This terrible virus is a painful reminder to avoid debt and always have emergency savings. People wrongly think that their incomes will be stable. Business failure, recession, war, natural disaster or a pandemic can completely devastate multiple professions.

"Ah, those things are rare!"

Yeah, something rare always happens!


Those crazy infidels!

Robert Spencer:

Amid all the controversy over where the coronavirus comes from (don’t you dare call it the “Chinese Virus,” a la “Spanish Flu,” that would be racist, and to be racist is worse than the virus itself) and what should be done about it, a Muslim cleric in Syracuse, NY., has found the key; thousands of people are being infected, many are dying, and America is teetering on the edge of economic collapse because American women are showing too much ankle.

THOSE FILTHY WHORES!


The pain isn't over

What I wrote on March 18, 2020:

  • Assuming that the data is correct, the mortality rate of H1N1 was 0.021%. This means that 1 person out of every 4,876 infected would die from the virus.
  • Today, the mortality rate of the Coronavirus is at a staggering 4%. This means that 1 person out of every 25 infected is dying from this virus. COVID-19 is, at the moment, 195 times more lethal than H1N1.

Or in other words: If COVID-19 infects 60 million people in America, then more will die from it than the total number of Americans who were killed in all the US wars combined. This virus has the potential to be more lethal for America than all her wars over 250 years.

Vox Day writes today:

The USA has 32,000 ICU beds, which puts it right in between at one ICU bed for every 10,000 people. This means that if the mitigation calculations are correct, the medical resources would be overwhelmed by a factor of 8x, thereby leading to fatalities in excess of 2 million.

Yup. My basic arithmetic put the total US fatalities at 2.4 million; assuming that a) COVID-19 infects roughly 60 million people in America, and b) the mortality rate holds at 4%. The fact that people smarter than me are getting similar fatality numbers is extremely alarming.


H1N1 vs. COVID-19

The media will definitely try to, somehow, blame Trump for all this mess but that image about the panic level completely misses the big picture.

  • Assuming that the data is correct, the mortality rate of H1N1 was 0.021%. This means that 1 person out of every 4,876 infected would die from the virus.
  • Today, the mortality rate of the Coronavirus is at a staggering 4%. This means that 1 person out of every 25 infected is dying from this virus. COVID-19 is, at the moment, 195 times more lethal than H1N1.

Or in other words: If COVID-19 infects 60 million people in America, then more will die from it than the total number of Americans who were killed in all the US wars combined. This virus has the potential to be more lethal for America than all her wars over 250 years.


Flattening the country

When confronted with a disaster, governments are cold, brutal, and utterly vicious:

The Diverse Left Crowd in America wants to have absolute government power over healthcare. When the shit hits the fan, "herd immunity" will likely be their sole option. What's sad is that they'll take real Americans into the grave with them.


SPYfall 3

By Thursday’s close, the S&P 500 dropped 9.5%, or 260.62 points, in its largest percentage decline since the Black Monday crash of October 19, 1987. The blue-chip index slid more than 20% in total from its recent closing high from mid-February, sending it into a bear market.

The Dow’s 9.99% decline Thursday was also the biggest since 1987, and constituted a drop of 2,352.6 points.

So, today was the worst day for the US financial markets in 33 years.

And, if you thought that was bad, take a look at Canada:

The S&P/TSX Composite Index fell 12 per cent Thursday, the biggest one day drop since May 1940, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Trading was halted earlier in the day amid dramatic selling at the opening. The nation’s benchmark slumped to its lowest since February 2016 at the close.

The last time the Canadian stock market crashed so spectacularly, Hitler's armies were marching through and conquering the Western part of Europe.


A Jewel of the NBA

You must have a heart of stone to not laugh at this:

I doubt we’ll get a better case study during this nightmare of how a single person’s cavalier denialism about the threat from the disease can put entire industries at risk. This happened two days ago. Gobert apparently thought it was silly that the NBA had set a new rule requiring reporters to stay six feet away from players at all time. So, as a goof, he decided to touch all of their microphones after his Q&A ended.

Word leaked last night that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Life is tough. It's tougher when you're stupid.


The fight against the Coronavirus

Steve Sailer:

Via heroic shutdown measures (basically, confining most of the population of this huge city to their apartments), the Chinese cut the R0 in Wuhan by more than an order of magnitude down to 0.32. New infections fell by almost 95%.

Granted, there is the important question of how much to trust Chinese statistics. I can’t answer that, but it’s worth pointing out that China’s boss, Xi Jinping, had been keeping himself far away from Wuhan. Xi is an ambitious man who wants to be ruler of China for decades into the future, so he’d only sent disposable deputies. But on Tuesday, it was reported that he was paying his first visit to the plague spot, suggesting that the situation had indeed improved enough for Xi to risk his own health.

This, in large part, explains Trump's decision to shut down travel from the EU to the US for one month. Also, Italy has closed down all markets except groceries and pharmacies. Taking such drastic measures today gives us the best chance of conquering the Coronavirus.


SPYfall 2

I've been paying attention to the financial markets for the last eight years. Never have I seen such volatility and pessimism. The NYSE has halted a few minutes into the open because of a steep 7% drop.

U.S. stocks hit critical circuit breaker levels on Thursday minutes after the opening bell for the second time this week as global markets plunged amid investor fears about the coronavirus global pandemic.

SPY has gone from a high of $339 to $250 in under a month. That's a staggering 26% drop. TVIX has gone from $40 to $420 in about three weeks.


Who wants equality?

Of course. It has always been about power and its lovely perks.

Can you guess the percentage of women in the following professions in the USA?

  1. Carpenters
  2. Automotive service technicians and mechanics
  3. Electricians
  4. Construction laborers
  5. First-line supervisors of construction trades
  6. Industrial and refractory machinery mechanics
  7. Maintenance and repair workers
  8. Machinists

Answer: 2-4%. Oddly enough, I've never seen feminists clamor for "gender diversity" when it comes to those mentioned jobs. 


Math is hard

The enlightened elite are quite dim:

MSNBC’s Brian Williams and New York Times Editorial Board Member Mara Gay made an embarrassing math error late on Thursday night regarding the amount of money that Mike Bloomberg spent on his failed Democratic presidential campaign.

“Somebody tweeted recently that actually with the money that he spent, he could have given every American a million dollars,” Gay said. [...]

Williams then read the tweet: “Bloomberg spent $500 million on ads. The U.S. Population, 327 million. He could have given each American $1 million and have had lunch money left over.” [...]

“It’s an incredible way of putting it,” Gay said. “It’s true. It’s disturbing.”

Oh, it is disturbing. Off by a mere six orders of magnitude.

No wonder, these ignorant fools want socialism. Given their mad math skills, they likely think that the wealthy only need to give up a few billion dollars and we'll have nirvana in America.


Up in smoke

The horrible sexists and racists on the Left rejected another super-diverse candidate.

Having dropped out of the presidential race, Elizabeth Warren rode in solitude back to her reservation, having failed to take the land back from the pale faces.

"I am sorry, my people. I have failed," she said somberly, a single tear rolling down her cheek. "The white man still holds our land, and the very trees cry out against them. May Great Spirit grant us another chance in 4 harvests." The Cherokee people looked confused, so she clarified: "That means years according to the Indian talk book I picked up."


Retard Privilege II

I mentioned this story two days ago:

St. Louis resident Alicia Clarke says she feels as if she has been “failed by the system” and is now “not feeling safe,” and she has good reason to feel this way. After she was savagely beaten and stabbed by her neighbor, her attacker walked free. The court considered it decisive that he has an IQ of 49.

In totally unexpected news:

Alicia Clarke’s sister, Andrea Clarke Flatley, wrote on Facebook that the attacker gave his sister a broken nose, and that Alicia Clarke now also has “staples in her head and stitches to the puncture wound under her eye” as a result of the attack. Flatley noted that the attacker, whom she named as Hassan, “is a 15 year old refugee from Somalia who lives with his family. He is 6’ and approx 175lbs, much larger than my sister. He has broken into Alicia’s car 3 different times and broken into another neighbor’s house. The police were involved every single time and reported that nothing could be done since he was a minor. Surely this time would be different, though.”

The prosecutor who just happens to be a Muslim did nothing.

Flatley added: “The prosecutor sympathized with our frustration and explained that because he is a mentally handicapped, juvenile refugee, every safeguard available is to his benefit and to Alicia’s detriment. She went on to tell us, VERBATIM, that even if Alicia had been KILLED, the outcome would be the same and that this case would be dismissed.”

Of course, the MSM is completely ignoring the story. They're too busy writing their next big story about a White MAGA-hat-wearing high school student who gives a disapproving look to a colored Muslim guy while calling him a filthy sandnigger in his mind.


Bloomberg fell short

Vox Day offers his excellent take on Mini Mike:

Even tens of billions are less powerful than the socio-sexual hierarchy. You literally can't buy Alpha, no matter how hard the Gamma tries. [...]

Bloomberg is an oversensitive billionaire who underrated the difficulty of public performance.

Also, like Warren, he comes off as an arrogant and nasty snob. For example: his past comments about farmers. He had the stunning combination of an incompatible personality and miserable policies. Forget the general election, he couldn't even convince the Democrats to vote for him.


Equality!

The ratio of women to men is approaching 2:1 in colleges. Plus, too many women support ridiculous vagina quotas for high-paying jobs. Not to mention, the downward pressure on wages thanks to near-open borders. So, how exactly are men supposed to get a job that would provide for their households?


Public education = child abuse

That afternoon, when Azlyn got home, she had an "emotional explosion" in the kitchen, while recounting how a boy who makes her uncomfortable had asked her to dance.

“She politely said, ‘No thank you,’” Hobson revealed. The problem? At Rich Middle School in Laketown, Utah, it's against the rules to say "no," and principal Kip Motta allegedly intervened when he heard Azlyn decline the invitation at the dance.

That's a shockingly dumb policy.

“We do ask all students to dance. It is the nice thing to do and this will continue to be our policy,” Motta wrote on Feb. 15. “There have been similar situations in the past where some students have felt uncomfortable with others, and, as stated prior, the issues were discreetly handled. This allowed all students to feel welcome, comfortable, safe, and included.”

Yeah, that girl must have felt so comfortable after being forced to dance with a boy.


The Eye is Berning

It's very fitting since communists simply want absolute power. 

The Bee stings:

"Of course, the slavery was bad, but the slaves were housed, for free I might add, for their entire employment," Sanders said in an interview with 60 Minutes. "So it's unfair to criticize the whole thing. Also, the slaveowners were pretty impressive guys. The plantations were very clean, very nice buildings. I actually honeymooned at one in Virginia back in 1845, and it was an eye-opener for me as to how much propaganda has been used to malign slaveowners and their healthcare, housing, and literacy programs."


The Hidden Decline

The average American can buy a powerful smartphone with all the bluetooths and wifis but that is small consolation when their wages don't cover required expenditures.


A Muslim in Michigan

A very special place in Hell is reserved for this piece of shit:

Mustafa is scheduled to be sentenced next week. He plead guilty on January 9, 2020 in Ingham County Circuit Court before Judge James Jamo.

"He had confessed that he had picked the dog up and then slammed it on the ground multiple times which then caused several compound fractures to the right-rear femur of the dog," Kyle Hanney, Lead Animal Control Officer said. [...]

Animal control investigators got involved when Mustafa's girlfriend brought the dog to the humane society in October.

"He was actually brought in by a family member at the time and additionally we were told that a few weeks prior he had also been beaten unconscious," Willson said.

His girlfriend told investigators Mustafa routinely beat Champ.

Here's the hideous response by the authorities:

He was charged with domestic violence shortly after the dog was taken to the humane society, but the Ingham County prosecutor's office dropped those charges. We're working to find out why.

Officers say the deal he cut with prosecutors calls for no jail time if he stays out of trouble.


Day and night

Minneapolis police officers will no longer ticket motorists for broken headlights or turn signals, instead handing out vouchers to pay for vehicle repairs under a new department policy unveiled Wednesday.

Too dumb to change a bulb.

A 2018 Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office report found that more than half of motorists stopped citywide for equipment violations were black, even though blacks make up only about a fifth of the city’s population. The disparity was particularly glaring in the ethnically diverse neighborhoods of north Minneapolis, where the study found that 80% of drivers pulled over were black, compared with 12% who were white.

The trillions in welfare wasn't enough.

Vox Day:

If, at this point, you still believe in equality, of any sort, you're a) an idiot and b) are not intelligent enough to be reading this blog. The fact that European civilization requires Europeans to maintain it is not merely a truth, it is a freaking tautology.

Unknownsailor comments at Vox Day:

Ever wonder why Saudi Arabia has to pay white contractors to maintain all their fancy military hardware? Because there are few and far between people inside their own military who are a) smart enough to do so and b) want to do so.

1400 years of inbreeding does not happen without consequence.

(Nods head.) These Arabs have made trillions of dollars from petroleum but they need thousands of White people to maintain their oil infrastructure. They still don't have an educated and interested workforce after a century of oil money!


Woke Illustrated

Sports Illustrated has introduced its next slate of finalist models for its upcoming swimsuit issue, and a plus-sized model, a 56-year-old model, and a bald fitness trainer will be among them.

The stupidity of it all:

“I hope every chocolate chubby girl and every thick queen around the world sees this and know that anything is possible,” Anyea continued.

“Your skin, size, shape, condition, beauty will not determine your destiny. Your will-power, faith, and determination will,” she said.

If a black whale can become a finalist for a swimsuit issue, then what exactly are the disqualification criteria?


Boxcutter control

A French tourist was randomly slashed in the neck while strolling in Harlem with his girlfriend on Friday, police said.

Video obtained by The Post showed the 27-year-old man kneeling on a sidewalk, with his blood spilling on the pavement, as people press a cloth to his neck and his distraught girlfriend holds him while talking to police.

The thug attacked at around 11 a.m. The extent of his description:

Police canvassed the neighborhood for a suspect dressed in black and wearing Air Jordan sneakers but had yet to find him as of Friday evening.

So, we know he's not White.


Public education is child abuse

Teachers called the cops on a six-years-old girl with Down syndrome for the horrific action of making a finger gun.

A Pennsylvania elementary school called the police after a kindergartner with Down syndrome made a finger gun at her teacher. Officials concluded there wasn't a threat, but the girl's mother said they went too far.

Maggie Gaines called on the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District to update its threat assessment policy after her 6-year-old daughter Margot was questioned by administrators for making a gun gesture at her elementary school teacher and pretended to shoot her.

I'm shocked that there wasn't a bloodbath.


This is madness!

Biden has shockingly awful political instincts for a man who was once the VP.

Furthermore, the entire party has gone mad. Vote for Democrats in 2020 who'll:

  • raise your taxes for the common good!
  • trample the Constitution and take away your guns.
  • destroy the oil industry by onerous laws and regulations.
  • provide free healthcare to tens of millions of illegal aliens.
  • open the borders to all the immigrants from shitholes of the world.

Losing again

A fierce behind the scenes dispute between Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office and Facebook erupted into public view Friday, as the Speaker’s office demanded that Facebook remove a video posted online by President Donald Trump. [...]

Both Facebook and Twitter decided against removing the Trump video, although the companies cited different reasons for their decision.

What a dumb move by Pelosi. Does she really think that the video will get less attention after she BANS it from social media sites? Her dumb "request" itself backfired as more people are now watching the smackdown.