Faith in Humanity

After spending all day maniacally working on my edited volume, I went outside and discovered that neighbors on both sides have a lot more cars parked next to them than usual.

This means they are normal! They are having visitors! Maybe even planning barbecues!

My faith in humanity has been restored.

7 thoughts on “Faith in Humanity”

  1. My faith in humanity also got restored today. This afternoon I got an e-mail from some cretin using the pseudonym “Holt Sherman” that reads:

    “I know that ‘[a password that I used over a decade ago]’ is your pass word. I need your complete attention for the next 24 hours, or I will make sure that you live out of shame for the rest of your life span. You don’t know me personally, but I know everything regarding you. All of your facebook contact list, phone contacts along with all the virtual activity in your computer from previous 193 days…my spyware was activated inside your personal computer which ended up recording a lovely footage of your self pleasure act simply by activating your web camera.

    “I n case you feel I’m messing around, just reply proof and I will be forwarding the recording randomly to 12 people you know. It could be your friend, co workers, boss, parents. Will you be capable to look into anyone’s eyes after it? I doubt it. Nonetheless, it doesn’t have to be that route. Purchase USD 2000 in bitcoin and send them to [a strangely encoded address of some kind], and after that I will vanish and never get in touch with you again. You got 1 day to do so. Your time starts off as quickly as you read through this email…do not attempt to play smart.”

    I had good laugh and made a .JPG image copy of the e-mail before deleting it. Sherman’s dialogue is so bad it sounds like he ripped it off from one of my hack novellas.


  2. Interesting description of American view of illness according to a popular movie:

    Болезнь: беда или вина

    Прочитав про положение американских бедняков в период эпидемии, я по ассоциации вспомнил сюжет знаменитого, культового американского же сериала «Во все тяжкие». Он снят за много лет до нынешних «коронных» ужасов, но задуматься о крайней несправедливости «самого передового американского здравоохранения» он заставлял уже тогда.

    Умный сериал ставил очень острый вопрос: как так получилось, что в самой богатой и передовой стране мира честный обыватель, занятый в самой социально одобряемой сфере – школьном образовании – вдруг оказывается до такой степени не защищен? Что заболев, он вынужден выбирать между самоубийством и торговлей наркотиками, поскольку никакого другого легального способа выжить и сохранить семью ему Система не предоставляет ВООБЩЕ?

    Нам не говорят, но показывают: Уолтер Уайт буквально ЗАСЛУЖИЛ свой рак, он не свалился на него с неба. Ненавязчиво, но настойчиво перед нами разоблачают главного героя

    И это всё выглядит чертовски убедительно. Почему? Да потому что в этом есть огромная доля ПРАВДЫ. Уж мне, как профессиональному психологу, известно – болезни действительно не падают с неба. Психосоматика – подлинный бич человечества.


  3. In addition to coronavirus, economies worldwide (including in the Middle East which is already hot in all senses) could suffer from:

    // It’s not even halfway over yet, and 2020 already has a 75 percent chance of being the warmest year on record.

    The forecast was shared by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists during a press call Thursday, as USA TODAY reported. But even if it isn’t the hottest year, it has a 99.9 percent chance of being one of the top five.

    “The year 2020 is almost certain to rank among the five warmest years on record,” NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) said in its monthly global climate report, according to an E&E News story published by Scientific American.

    If it does, the last seven years will be the seven warmest on record, Al Jazeera pointed out.

    The prediction comes as NOAA announced that the period from January to March 2020 was the second-warmest in its 141 years of record keeping.


    1. I have no idea. I think it wasn’t one event but rather everybody asking friends over simultaneously.

      I’m not asking people over because enclosed spaces are good for transmission but I do hang out with friends outdoors. So I’m not judging.


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