We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Look, the truth is that black children have low intelligence. They can't learn much, so comparing Haiti to America is pointless. Also, there is the problem of overpopulation. Trying to increase classroom size to accommodate an increasing number of children is pointless. We have to address the problem at its root, not throw money at it in a desperate attempt to avoid responsibility. The population of the world needs to be reduced by fifty percent. Classrooms need to be smaller, run by volunteers, and stay in session for only about three hours a day. Working a part-time job is also an education.
It amazes me how easily the "experts" toss of the stats on the coronavirus to downplay it. "We only have 5 case in the U.S", "so far no human to human transmission in the U.S.". But none of this means a thing, it is all speculation and it is being done by the experts presumably to calm us because we are to stupid, I guess, to hear the truth. The truth is that it is too soon to know how bad it will get, how long it will be bad and home many (or what percentage) die. They are whistling past the graveyard (pun intended). This virus has the potential to be as bad as the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. Most like if it is that it will be worse in third world countries than it will be in most of the West. It could also be like the SARS virus and be brought under control. We don't know! We can't know until some time has passed and for the experts to offer up guesses is irresponsible.