Category: Questions

Do You Look Like Someone Famous?

The odd thing about rockstars is that you see them on stage as demigods, but Tony Iommi could show up at your house in clothing from Marks Work Wearhouse, get out of a plumbing van, and you would never suspect he’s in Black Sabbath.

Classical musicians too. YoYoMa refreshing the salad bar at Mandarin. You would never notice.

Anonymity is unavailable to those born with extreme features. Steve Buscemi, Angelina Jolie and Keith Richards could never work behind the counter at McDonald’s. But actress Dianne Weist and John Paul Jones from Led Zepplin probably could.

The recently minted millions of the real virus victims – the unemployed – will be fighting over the few existing jobs. I wonder if the beautiful or the plain-featured will get the second interview.

More Observations

Public address systems invariably have distorted speakers so you can’t hear what they are saying.

Operation Bernhard was a plot by the Nazis to drop counterfeit money in Britain to destroy the economy. But when the U.S. Fed prints money, the stock market grows.

We are always told that the United States is the richest country in the world. Their GDP is about $20 Trillion. But the government debt is about $20 Trillion. If I bought a million-dollar house and owed a million dollars on it, would I be rich or broke?

World indebtedness is about $60 Trillion. Who does everybody owe the money to?

If governments can print Trillions to bail out stock markets, why do we have to pay income tax?

World military spending is about $2 Trillion. Would world peace be a drag on the economic structure of the world?

ID2020 is reported to be a plan to microchip the world’s population to track us like cattle. Do you still think mass vaccination is a good idea?

Don’t touch money, even though every single thing we buy has been touched during manufacturing, distribution and stocking shelves. The seasonal flu virus has always lived on inanimate objects like money. Why the drive to a cashless society now?

Notice and think.

The Flu Versus Covid 19


COVID-19: Approximately 127,863 cases worldwide; 1,323 cases in the U.S. as of Mar. 12, 2020.*

Flu: Estimated 1 billion cases worldwide; 9.3 million to 45 million cases in the U.S. per year.


COVID-19: Approximately 4,718 deaths reported worldwide; 38 deaths in the U.S., as of Mar. 12, 2020.*

Flu: 291,000 to 646,000 deaths worldwide; 12,000 to 61,000 deaths in the U.S. per year.

Just wondering why they don’t shut down the world based on flu statistics. When I layer in the stock market whiplashes, it’s starting to feel like a social engineering exercise. In October 2019, Bill Gates held a symposium called Event 201, about how to deal with a pandemic. Amazing timing. There will be billions to be made from a new vaccine for the terrified sheeple.

“In the late summer of 2009, the Swine Flu epidemic was hyped to the sky by the CDC [and the World Health Organization]. The CDC was calling for all Americans to take the Swine Flu vaccine. 

The problem was, the CDC was concealing a scandal. 

At the time, star CBS investigative reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, was working on a Swine Flu story. She discovered that the CDC had secretly stopped counting US cases of the illness—while, of course, continuing to warn Americans about its unchecked spread.

Understand that the CDC’s main job is counting cases and reporting the numbers.

What was the Agency up to?

Here is an excerpt from my 2014 interview with Sharyl Attkisson:

Rappoport: In 2009, you spearheaded coverage of the so-called Swine Flu pandemic. You discovered that, in the summer of 2009, the Centers for Disease Control, ignoring their federal mandate, [secretly] stopped counting Swine Flu cases in America. Yet they continued to stir up fear about the “pandemic,” without having any real measure of its impact. Wasn’t that another investigation of yours that was shut down? Wasn’t there more to find out?

Attkisson: The implications of the story were even worse than that. We discovered through our FOI efforts that before the CDC mysteriously stopped counting Swine Flu cases, they had learned that almost none of the cases they had counted as Swine Flu was, in fact, Swine Flu or any sort of flu at all! The interest in the story from one [CBS] executive was very enthusiastic. He said it was “the most original story” he’d seen on the whole Swine Flu epidemic. But others pushed to stop it [after it was published on the CBS News website] and, in the end, no [CBS television news] broadcast wanted to touch it. We aired numerous stories pumping up the idea of an epidemic, but not the one that would shed original, new light on all the hype. It [Attkisson’s article] was fair, accurate, legally approved and a heck of a story. With the CDC keeping the true Swine Flu stats secret, it meant that many in the public took and gave their children an experimental vaccine that may not have been necessary.

—end of interview excerpt—”


All polls seem to favour higher taxes, but people would prefer to keep their money.

Low flush toilets often have to be flushed twice, thus canceling the water saving.

Aspirin isn’t a daily vitamin. You are not born with a pharmaceutical deficiency.

Time of Use hydro rates don’t eliminate peak hydro times, they just create new ones.

Garbage is a problem, but nothing is made to last, thus creating more garbage.

Outrage is the new morality.

Gas taxes are raised to fix the roads, but the roads get worse.

Taxes are raised so hospital wait times are reduced, but they get longer than ever.

How many people are on welfare or unemployment in this country? If the numbers are in the tens of thousands, maybe immigration is just to employ the thousands of people who work in the immigration industry.

If they keep building and building and building, where is the water going to come from? What happens if it doesn’t rain much?

Don’t confuse climate change arguments with the reality of pollution.

Companies valued at billions with very little revenue.

Proof is not the same thing as evidence.

Fake News might be a covert attack on free speech.

A vigorous, investigative press is essential for a strong democracy, but newspapers are going bankrupt and tech giants control the press.

How many people get the flu even though they were vaccinated?

Are cheap people just greedy?

Did Bernie Madoff have business sense or bastard sense?

We are told that in a stock market crash, the money goes into other assets, but there is no evidence. The fictitious wealth might just evaporate because there is no bid to the ask price of the stock.

Why do they plant trees on boulevards under hydro wires? Wouldn’t it be better to have the tree on the lawn, away from the wires?

What’s New Pussycat?

Listening to The Best of Tom Jones while exercising, I found myself break into a huge smile when What’s New Pussycat started playing. It’s just so weird and cute, I couldn’t help myself. Plus I love cats.

The ability to experience spontaneous joy should never be lost.

My royal consort chose You You You You You by Stephin Merritt and Katharine Whalen, from an obscure CD called The 6ths: Hyacinths and Thistles. Every time we play this at supper, he points at me with a smile on his face and chimes in with the You You You You You chorus.

So right now, without even hearing it, what song immediately puts a genuine smile on your face?

If you can’t think of any, check your pulse, you might be dead.

Do You Have a Nepenthe?

Something from your childhood. When you felt lost or afraid or sad, what comforted you? It usually holds a feeling of innocence. Do you still have the beloved item? Childhood ego states stay with us – your nepenthe will comfort you now in a powerful way.

My royal consort bought me a teddy bear over thirty years ago. The bear is a great comfort.

I’m a purger so I threw almost everything out. Even though I don’t miss most of the thousand things I got rid of, I do wish I still had the iconic blue bottle of the perfume An Evening in Paris. And the Violet Kiddle Cologne. And the Avon cream perfume that came in the little screw top ceramic basket of peaches.

What comes to your minds eye that you wish you still had?

Perhaps you might want to peruse eBay to see if it is there – looking for you.

What mash up are you?

Alexander Woollcott was one of the witty founders of the famed Algonquin Round Table. He famously described that other great wit, Dorothy Parker, as a “Combination of Little Nell and Lady Macbeth”. I love it.

So I asked my royal consort what his mashup would be. After thinking about it for about five seconds, he said “Christopher Robin and Vlad the Impaler”.

Mine is Jane Eyre and The Blackthorn Fairy by Cicely Mary Barker.

Now its your turn. Which two fictional characters describe the essence of your being? Your light and shadow. Your secret self.

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