Wednesday Things

Good Morning World,

Here’s a mish mash of thoughts for the day.

Equality will not happen in this world until we, as a collective society, agree that inequality is our present reality and has been for a long time. If you’re marching, if you’re writing letters, if you’re making phone calls, if you’re having awkward conversations, keep going. It’s a worthwhile battle to fight. And in the end, we should all want to be better. Also, we should all treat each other fairly and equally. Be an ally. Keep the fight going. Make change.

I reckon that there are some wealthy elites who will be knocked down a few pegs in the coming months/years. With the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell by the FBI, there are likely a lot of very powerful people who are scrambling to cover their tracks and hide their heinous crimes and friendship with Geoffrey Epstein right now. The skeletons were hidden so long as she was in hiding… now that she’s in custody, I could be years of unfolding the horror and indecency that Epstein and his powerful friends thrust on the world. Human trafficking, sex trafficking, sexual assault of underaged victims, oh the list is a lengthy one and I bet the public doesn’t even know the half of it. You know shit’s going to go down when even the Royal Family of one of the oldest monarchies on earth is doing damage control.

Canadian actor and extremely talented Broadway star, Nick Cordero, has passed away from complications brought on by Corona Virus. At just 41 years old, he leaves behind a wife and a son (who turned one and learned to walk whilst he was in the hospital). Over the past three months that he was in hospital, he’s suffered from strokes, been in a coma, had his leg amputated, dealt with serious blood clots and, at one point in time he was even going to be put on the transplant list. 41 years old and this virus left him in hospital for three months fighting for his life until he eventually succumbed to it. His wife is now a widow and his son will never know, or remember, his dad. It’s something I say a lot to everyone in my life, but if you’re not wearing a mask… please put one on. You really do not know who you could infect with this virus. Whomever it was that infected Nick Cordero… well it lead to his death. Even if you’re healthy, even if you ‘don’t go around that many people’, please just put on a damn mask. Don’t be responsible for someone else contracting a deadly virus… because honestly, you don’t know whether or not it’ll kill them. Corona Virus is not gone. Nor is this ‘the second wave’… we’re still in the first wave, ladies and gentlemen.

Alright, it’s pouring rain and I’ve got to make myself some breakfast before my next meeting. Working from home is convenient in that sense.

Make smart choices today. And also, have a good day.

That’s all for now.

34 thoughts on “Wednesday Things

    1. Some people get it and have a fever for two weeks and they’re fine… others aren’t so lucky. No one can know how it’ll affect them unless they get it. Which is scary!

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    1. Well I’m sorry if you do not like my saying damn. I’m finding when you ask people nicely, their is still a large chunk of the population who refuses to listen or even acknowledge the request. That’s a turn off for me. Being at a grocery store and having someone standing a foot from me, basically breathing down my neck with no mask, that scares me right now. It really does.

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  1. Nice post V. I think the biggest problem with inequality is trying to find a agreement, collectively on what is unequal. Its an impossible challenge in my view as we all have different experiences. I can speak to pay inequality though as a former manager. At my last company, when I had an open rec for a role, the HR dept did a national search on salary averages and then we weighted it based on experience. Gender/sexuality/race were non factors. So a junior staff accountant (as an example) was ranging from 28K to 35K the 7K range to start was based on experience only.

    It was great for me as a manager, I never had to worry about claims of bias as I had the data to back up the salary offers on merit only. We could absolutely make some progress there I think.

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  2. For all the things we *don’t* learn growing up – either in school or at home – the one thing that surprises me most is the whole “If you’re screaming, your point is probably wrong” thing.
    Seriously, when I see it: surprise. Every damn time.
    The guy in Florida (of course) caught on camera screaming at people who told him to wear a mask is a perfect poster child for both of your points. I hear he lost his job, so he’s got time to do the interviews being a poster child for something requires…or, y’know…take some anger management classes.

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    1. I think I might be misunderstanding your comment. I’m not trying to scream my point. I’m just trying to suggest that perhaps Nick Cordero didn’t start the year thinking he was going to spend three months in hospital fighting a deadly disease, and that if it can happen to him, it can happen to anyone.

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      1. Oh, no…no! I was referring to the Florida Man caught on camera screaming at people who asked him to put on a mask in Costco.
        You definitely don’t strike me as a screaming type!

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      2. Okay good! I haven’t seen the Florida man so perhaps that’s my issue. I did see the Arizona woman destroy the mask display at Target though. Did you see her? She was/is nuts!!

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      3. OMG, yes!
        In both the Florida and Arizona situations, I required a good slow head shake while muttering “Fucking red states” to myself I order to process what I was seeing.

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  3. I agree whole heartedly with all points here V. We are in the midst of real deep change and there’s lots more to come for sure. My dear friend was on Broadway with Nick and they share a birthday and were nominated for the Tony award in the same year so I have kept a close eye on what happened to Nick. So so tragic. He and I are just a year apart and his story really hit home for me. I keep myself very distanced, always wear my mask and am mindful because I live with my elderly parents. If each if us just did our part, the little things…imagine how much better our world would be? Love ya😘❤

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    1. Nick’s entire battle was so sad. I kept following updates and was so sad that he was getting worse. Then his son learned to walk and he wasn’t able to see it, and the whole thing, oh man it’s just so sad.

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      1. Yes it is. My friend is Constantine Maroulis, we went to high school together. He had a fund raiser for him. He spoke of his kind and generous nature. The touching tribute he wrote really got me. Makes you examine our own mortality.

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  4. I couldn’t agree more re inequality and Covid19. As for Ghislaine Maxwell, I want to know what took so long to arrest her. The fact that she and Epstein got away with it for so long makes me sick. Did you watch the Netflix documentary? I literally had nightmares afterward.

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    1. I haven’t seen the Netflix documentary. I should watch it, the whole story line is fascinating to me. I just don’t have netflix. 😦

      I reckon with a case like this one, they took their sweet time making sure that they could put Maxwell away for a LONG time before arresting her. I reckon this because, she’s the one who’s going to be able to give any names, release any information about this trafficking ring, and if she’s going to roll over and give names, they needed to have an iron clad case before bringing her in. You know what I mean?

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      1. I hear you. The Netflix production was so incriminating. I hope you find a way to watch it as it beggars belief. She’s an abuser and is guilty of more than simply recruiting the girls. Money and power allowed that couple to commit heinous crimes. Their behavior was simply evil. The fact that so many celebs and politicians associated with them is nauseating.

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  5. An awful lot has been swept under the carpet over the years – mostly prominent politicians. The madenning thing is where history has chosen to look the other way with particular people in power, and the ideas they promoted (thinking the likes of Churchill, and Eugenics – there’s a very good write up about it in one of Bill Bryson’s books).

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    1. You’re pretty darn right there. Honestly, I know there’s lives that have literally been ruined in the matter, so I don’t want to make light of it, but do you know what I mean when I say that I want to grab some popcorn and watch some powerful people crumble? I really hope history doesn’t look the other way at this.

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    1. I’m wondering if she gets shanked in prison before she can give over any names, honestly. I’m with you, I hope she brings a lot of wealthy and powerful people down, but you’re right, we can’t expect anything until it happens.

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  6. Thank you for that! Seeing so many self entitled folks out here freak out and claim false medical conditions as to why they can’t wear a mask, it’s worrying. It doesn’t take much to put one on and if you are vulnerable, and legit can’t wear a mask, stay home. Order in. They deliver groceries now.

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    1. My dad had surgery right before shit hit the fan COVID wise in our neck of the woods. They sent him home but he had to be monitored for a period of time following the surgery. So it was hard. He tried to lock himself at home to recover, but he still had to get to the hospital multiple times over the next two months. For me, I worried a lot during that time. You know? People wearing mask, I know it’s not a cure or a prevention, but it made me feel better when he had to go out to get to the hospital.

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