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  • We can’t beat this thing, but we can be ready for it…

    Posted by delta on April 1st, 2020

    So, by Census Data estimates:
    There are Approx 327,170,000 Americans

    • Approx. 40% Work
    • Approx. 20% Do Not Work
    • Approx. 20% Youth
    • Approx. 20% Elderly

    By the numbers:

    • Approx. 130,868,000 Work
    • Approx. 65,434,000 Do Not Work
    • Approx. 65,434,000 Youth
    • Approx. 65,434,000 Elderly

    Of those that work:

    • if 1/3 of the employed are unemployed that would be 43,186,440 out of work
    • if ½ of the employed are unemployed that would be 65,434,000 out of work

    According to the CDC Data found in the New York Times article entitled “Worst-Case Estimates for U.S. Coronavirus Deaths”:

    • 160M-214M Americans could be infected (that is 48.9% to 65.5% of the overall U.S. population)
    • 2.4M-21M Americans could require hospitalization (that is .0734% to 6.4% of the overall U.S. population)
    • 200,000-1.7M could die (that is .0061% to .0516% of the overall U.S. population)

    Why are we putting (approx) 50M people out of work to save (approx) 1M people? Are we taking a huge risk that a certain percentage of the 50M people who are out of work will freeze or starve without the ability to pay the electric bill or food? Assuming those 50M folks have a significant other and/or just one kid, that is bringing the numbers effected to 100M-150M (approx 50% of the U.S. population) who are living off of whatever credit cards they have…

    So, to rephrase the question with the new data: Why are we sacrificing 50% of the U.S. population for less than .05% of the population? Answer: because it could be more…  No government was prepared for this. Hospitals have run out of everything and most civilian Doctors and Nurses do not have it in them to triage (they want to help everyone and many would mentally break if asked to triage under the conditions that are to come). We are locked away in our homes to give them time to prepare for the numbers coming at them. They need more gear, equipment and personnel and they need them in place and ready to go – this gives them a month to prepare for what is to come…

    The numbers above are scary, but they could possibly be worse…

    Many factories have been retrofitted to make medical equipment and supplies, many veteran medics have been called to service to help hospitals triage (which is great, they are trained to do this). We’re giving these folks time to get the gear and equipment and personnel in place so that when we get this thing at least we know they are ready for us when/if we need it…

    There is another caveat as well.  Essential Service workers.  We are all pretty much in the low risk for this thing – for most of us it will be a slight cold and then we’ll be done with it.  The hope is that this thing runs through essential workers in the next month so we will be healthy enough to help out if it is asked of us…

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    MACC Event

    Posted by delta on August 25th, 2018

    Doing a MACC Event right now and just thought to myself – man, I have no responsibilities here whatsoever… Feels good to be foot loose and fancy free… and I’m getting paid for this, that is something that always tripped me out – we get paid for this – basically I’m getting paid to hang out with Big Joe, Todd B, Astrella, Matt and Trevor (I’ve know all these guys since before I met my wife 17 years ago)… Pretty cool…

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    Changes happening…

    Posted by delta on August 6th, 2018

    So, I turned in my resignation on June 1st to be effective June 15th; we have since moved back to Maui and started life anew… Since June 15th – with no doctor, medication, change of diet, change of workout – I have lost 30 pounds, my systolic BP has went down 40 points and my diastolic BP has went down 20 points… I’d hate to say that the mainland was killing me, but…

    Anyway, we’re in the process of taking over Deep Steam Carpet Cleaning from my in-laws (who have been trying to retire since May 16th), Rugby for the kids starts in a month (I’ll actually be able to coach), I’m able to help out Calvary South Maui “production-wise”, I’m about to start driving Uber in my spare time and I’m helping Rusty out with Maui Production Group (gonna get the labor aspect of the business up and running as smoothly as possible)…

    I find it rather sad that I went from the high stress gig to a bunch of low stress gigs (maybe working 5 hours a day, answer to no one and have plenty of time for the kids) and not only am I getting more healthy but I’m making twice as much money…

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    Missing yet another Birthday

    Posted by delta on April 26th, 2018

    So, my two year old had a birth day a few days ago and my ten year olds is today. For the exception of the actual days they were both born, I have missed every birthday celebration for these two little girls. Starts me to thinking of how many I’ve missed for my 15, 13 and 7 year olds as well…

    The birthdays, the games, the matches, the highlights – I won’t get those back…

    This business sucks for families…

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    People and their guns

    Posted by delta on February 22nd, 2018

    “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” We have several well regulated militias – FBI, CIA, ATF, DEA, Local Law Enforcement, U.S. Military, etc, etc, blah, blah – they watch each other pretty well and we watch them REALLY WELL… We can because there’s 309 M of us and only 1 M Sworn Law Officers (less than .5% U.S. Population) and 2.28 M Serving in the military (less than 1% of U.S. Population)…

    SIDENOTE: pretty sad that only 1.5% of us are willing to serve and protect…

    Total double edged sword, because… Having said that, I know in the back of my mind that the only reason no one has invaded America (from the outside) or been successful at taking it over (from the inside) is because they are afraid of all us “Crazy Americans with guns”… I mean, taking the metro into DC, I think I’m the only person on the train without a gun – everyone has a conceal permit around here…

    The ultimate double edged sword: When these folks get the license to carry, they don’t get taught how to keep the gun on their person… Most people feel they need a gun because they do not know self-defense in the first place – they think it becomes their self defense… This is perfect, anyone with training does not need to carry a gun, if they need one they can simply disarm the nearest person… All these folks (who have conceal permits) really need to do is take one month of Krav Maga Classes – the first thing they teach in Krav Maga is how to disarm a person who has a gun, or knife, on you – the first week… After a month, there’s not even any thought to it, it’s second nature… The bad guy may be able to counter, but he’s going to do it without a weapon in his hand…

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