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I got that helpless feeling. Oh, wait, no I don’t. No. 2

Hi guys. If you remember the last time I posted one of these Covid19 helplessnessless ideas, it was about supporting your local food bank or Feeding America. Everybody requires calories but can’t always get them easily or on a budget.

Here’s another idea from self taught seamstress and dressmaker extraordinaire, Angela Clayton. Check out her YouTube channel for experiments in historical and fantastical fashion.

Angela got that helpless feeling and then had an epiphany. She could make masks for healthcare providers who need them. These are not necessarily the N95 masks but they should provide a certain amount of protection for healthcare professionals performing more routine care while saving the heavy duty masks for the Covid19 frontline professionals.

I’m not handy with a sewing machine. I mean I have one and I can thread it and the bobbin but if anything goes screwy with the tension I’m SOL. I can never get it right.

In this video, Angela shows you how to make a mask and provides general information about mask specifications and where to find them. If you’re handy with a sewing machine you might want to consider making some too. Or just watch Angela because that’s also soothing in a weird way.

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    • So depressing to even contemplate, an utter dereliction of his responsibilities. Now he’s got his cohorts sending out “guidelines” on social distancing ,the goal of which is obviously to say that all these various spots are not high risk, so governors should people back to work there. Then they will become dangerous, and ruin all the mitigation efforts. This is because Trump has every possible negative characteristic, and one of the many is that he doesn’t care what happens to people as long as they do what serves his interests. I can only hope that everyone else ignores him and everything he says. He is an evil force, it is tragic that so many did not see it long before, and do not see it now. If I rated him, as these polls want to do, at 0-10 on how he has handled this crisis, i would give him a 0, and then -500 for essentially causing it. But the stock market is going back up, big corporations love the Mnuchin run $500 billion slush fund, so Trump has to be really happy, as those who actually want to watch his daily two hour political rally, will see.

  1. This is not Ian Welsh himself, but rather, a thread commenter on Welsh’s blog, calling herself (himself? itself?) “Astrid”.

    I doubt it. The US national US government, as well as those in France, UK, and many European countries, is less accountable to their populace than even China. In China, Xi fudged and hid, his underlings tried to bury the bad news, but when reality hit them in the face they knew their positions were dependent on getting things under control. Otherwise the tiger that they’re riding on and all their external enemies will attack and hurt them.

    By contrast, the patrons for the Uni-party are billionaires, bankers, and CEOs of multinational corporations. They’re sociopaths, the populace is just livestock for them to manage, exploit, and anesthesize. They pit the lower classes against each other, distract them, and tell them TINA. They own the MSM, Faceborg, and all other forms of communication and thoughts. Google’s vacuuming of ad revenue ensure an enfeebled press where independence means financial death as the rest depend on the goodwill of their billionaire patrons, who as often as not literally resembles Bond villans.

    What I’m getting to is – if Trump was threatened in anyway from the left, the establishment will back Trump everytime. At best, they’ll dump Trump if he becomes too much of a liability and replace him with someone every bit as bad. Have you paid attention to what Cuomo did as NY governor? But MSM and DNC, who is somehow able to keep low energy zombie Joe Biden as the front runner, will have zero problems positioning Cuomo or Michelle Obama or some other horror in the top titular position.

    Bernie’s pathetic campaign and caving on this corporate giveaway just shows how exhausted the left is. He doesn’t think the likes of Joe Biden are the enemy and mass murderers. He thinks they’re reasonable differences. Meanwhile, the professional left are PMC class more occupied by attracking potential allies on Nth wave identity politics grounds than build any kind of coalition of solidarity and resistance.

    Any possibility for resistance to this structure will likely come from the right, in the form of a populist strongman who takes at least some stands against the billionaire class. In the long run, it may well be worse for all of us, but this is what we’re in for. We can hope and pray that we get lucky, and get what the Russians got. I have my doubts – the Soviet education system is actually pretty close to true meritocracy where the brightest can rise to the top. Speaking as a product of the system, the Ivies and elite schools are amongst the most corrupted institutions in the USA.

    According to Astrid, if I read her rant correctly, China and Russia are freer, or at least better, places to live than the Western nations. 🙄

    This is why I am not a Purity Leftist, folks. 😛

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