I went to the gym on Friday for the first time in over four months.
My muscles were sore for several days after, especially my chest.
Bitch tits and beer guts - that’s what men across America have been growing, and now many are trying to get rid of them.
Two months ago WebMD did a poll of 1,000 readers and 25% of men reported gaining weight; 50% of women.
I went back to the gym on Monday, around 5:30 PM. I figured there’d be more people, but there wasn’t. Probably three other people on weights, two doing cardio machines, and one stretching in the corner. I wore a mask into the building but didn’t while lifting weights. Everyone else did the same.
I’ll go back again today as I try to get back into a routine. Exercising to develop a healthy immune system is one of the best things I can do.
Statista put together this upcoming-evictions map on Tuesday, and it shows that 36% of Montana renters could face eviction at the end of this month or perhaps next.
There’s 43 million rental households in America and 40% of them - or 17 million- are expected to be short on the rent sometime during this crisis.
Perhaps they have been already, or they will be in the coming months. Many will probably face the problem multiple times, perhaps face multiple evictions before becoming permanently homeless for years or the rest of their lives.
It’s a grim prospect, and one the corporate media is talking little about.
Between now and Christmas, around 12 million American renters have a good chance of being evicted.
Here in Montana, it’s over 49,000.
We have over 136,000 rental households in Montana, and if 36% of them are going to be facing rental shortfalls and possible evictions, that comes to almost 50,000 people.
What are they going to do?
I have absolutely no idea.
When this crisis started, I paid several months worth of rent in advance. That ends next week, so I paid another several months in advance...mainly using all the unemployment money I got.
Despite getting more than they receive from their jobs, millions of Americans squandered their $600 unemployment and won’t have anything to pay rent with in the coming months.
Hence congressional Democrats are scrambling to extend those benefits, while Republicans cautiously hold-off.
If there is a tidal wave of rental evictions in the coming months, I don’t think it will have a big impact here. Many people are fleeing to Montana, and they’ll be happy to rent anything they can while waiting for their new home to be built or for someone to be foreclosed upon so they can snatch the property up.
What will happen to the Montana renters that are forced out?
I don’t know. I suspect many will move in with friends and family here in-state, but many will have to migrate to the areas the rich are fleeing - the coastal cities.
The rich elites used to flock to the coastal cities to live, while vacationing with the yocals further inland, though in their gated communities (of course).
Now that the rich are moving here permanently, they’re forcing the poor locals out. Luckily for the rich, this is happening indirectly through the market, so they can’t take any real substantive blame.
“I call it the Aspenization of Montana,” a rancher and writer by the name of Joel Bernstein said of the changes taking place thirty years ago, when Big Timber had but 1,600 residents and the one restaurant and theatre were only open on the weekend. Here’s what he told the New York Times in 1990:
“People come here and say they’re trying to escape places like California, but they’re not. They bring the world they come from with them. Since I’ve lived here I’ve seen more fences go up. You can’t do business with a handshake anymore. You’ve lost that sense of community.”
Movies had their impact. After A River Runs Through It, these changes came:
“In Livingston, where much of ‘A River Runs Through It’ was filmed (because the real river in Norman Maclean's novella is polluted), land values have increased from $1,500 to $6,500 an acre in 10 years. A woman in the town's largest real-estate office tells me only land speculators are happy. ‘Nothing is moving,’ she says. ‘No one can afford to sell because no one can afford to buy.’
Another resident saw an upside to 'California migration', however, as he told the Baltimore Sun in 1993:
“But it's not those outsiders who are the big problem under the Big Sky. The movie stars (who are fun to watch and seldom seen in winter) and the newcomers do little harm and generally help the economy. Because they've moved here for a better life, they insist on good schools and municipal services. If enough of them come, perhaps Montana will regain the second congressional seat it lost in the last round of reapportionment.”
Many bigshots on the Left rely on Big Pharma to fund their campaigns.
Big Pharma is counting on a vaccine for coronavirus, one that will rake in billions of dollars for them, perhaps even trillions worldwide.
One stumbling block on the road to those profits are cheap and readily available treatments, such as hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax
- Hydroxychloroquine: $37
- Zinc: $3.83
- Zithromax: $4.80
According to Google, that comes to $45.18...not exactly the kind of profits Big Pharma wants.
So we have to discredit those remedies, saying they don’t work and lambasting anyone that says they do.
Hence Stella Immanuel and the attacks we see on her.
- Perhaps you heard the heavily-accented American doctor from Cameroon speak on the steps of the nation’s Capitol on Monday.
- If not, perhaps you’ve probably heard someone in the media speculate on her beliefs in witches and demons and reptilian aliens.
These are typical 'shoot the messenger tactics'...tactics we see the Left use widely. MT Post got on the bandwagon this morning.
Why would Big Pharma - and the corporate media they pay to traffic their drugs - want you to know that Immanuel cured 350 patients with her $45 treatment and didn’t have a single death?
They wouldn’t. It simply would not be profitable for them if you knew that.
So we’ll brush that aside as we attack her relentlessly over her beliefs. This will help drown out any other doctors that come along to echo Immanuel’s treatment success with their own patients, doctors that might only have the ‘wacko’ beliefs of Christianity and not witches and demons and aliens.
And let’s be real - we knew of this cheap but effective treatment weeks if not months ago. Doctors around the country and around the world have been using it.
Anyone that finds news sources outside the corporate domain knows this.
Sadly, Google and many social media giants are in the process of eliminating any outlets that spread news of these cheap cures. Some are not only having their social media accounts deleted, but some hosting companies are even deleting whole websites.
This is troubling.
I was happy to see that there’s a new writer on MT Post, a young woman named MacKenzie Dexter.
She’s had two posts up on the site over the past two weeks. Both are channelling AOC-Lite.
She’s fresh out of college from Western Washington University in Bellingham, and now gets top billing on Montana’s main Democratic Party mouthpiece.
Ya know...maybe she got the gig on Don’s site through her merits and her writing talent.
I suspect the reason she’s writing on Don’s site is because of who mommy and daddy are.
Mom works as a school teacher in East Helena, and is in the same union as Don. Meanwhile Dad is the Bureau Chief of Child Support Enforcement Division in the Bullock Administration.
I suspect the Montana Democratic Party will soon hire MacKenzie to help them elect their slate of statewides, each of which will be drowned-out by Bullock’s money.
What else is she going to do with a creative writing degree?
You’re probably not a fan of that big ad above you.
Chances are good it’s advertising some kind of product related to something you clicked on days or even weeks ago.
I bet you’re sick of seeing it.
I don’t know why I bother with ‘em. I barely make any money of ads anymore, maybe $100 every few months.
And chances are good I’ll soon make less, and perhaps nothing at all.
You see, Google AdSense is emailing me on a daily basis, telling me that they take issue with certain language on one of the pages where Google ads are listed.
This is my article about Montana’s Early Chinese.
Despite allowing me to list ads on that article for the past 4 years and six months, Google has now suddenly decided that they can no longer do this.
Because of the term “Chinaman.”
You see, it appears in the article 11 times.
Well...that’s not quite accurate - it appears in the article 3 times, each time in quotation marks from the Montana newspaper articles the word came from in the years 1894, 1908 and 1909.
The word then appears 7 more times in a comment posted two years after the article went up. The commenter took offense to the word “Chinaman” so therefore had to use it twice as many times as it was used in the piece they were complaining about.
The word was used just one more time, by a commenter commenting on the previous comment.
Guess I probably lost all ad revenue for this article now too, huh...considering I used ‘that word.’
Anyways, I thought about emailing Google and pointing out that the word is coming from actual newspapers written over 100 years ago, and this is the historical record.
Are we just going to erase that now? I suppose there are many that will change the wording of their articles to suit Google’s whim’s, but I’m not one of them.
I wonder if these kinds of subjects came up during the congressional hearings today, where Google and Facebook CEOs appeared. I doubt it.
We’re living through strange and turbulent times. I think the road’s only gonna get rockier from here on out.
It’s hot out. People are running out of money. Some are running out of food. The rent’s due. The bills are piling up. It seems there’s nothing you can do and nowhere you can go to get away from it all.
Except the street at night to light fires and destroy someone else's property.
I suspect we’re going to see lots of bad things in the coming months. Hopefully you’ve spent the last few months or years getting ready.
It’s gonna get bumpy, and I don't think it'll end with the election.
It'll probably only get worse.