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Weighing the effects of a crisis:

The CDC's tabulating of excessive 2020 deaths from all causes: LINK

I return to this because it's such a clear indication of the human toll this year has brought. ALL causes are taken in - there's no need for any decision on cause, one vs another so no need for "conclusive" test data. It's incomplete in the recent weeks because the information comes into the central authority (the CDC) so slowly from the counties and states. Some lag horribly but ... they're busy.

State by state information is given by the list "Select a jurisdiction" in the upper left. Of course, we are interested in what is going on where we live. The numbers are just numbers. Look at dates through the years (you can hover the cursor). If you would like to see the results of a crisis, scroll all the way down to Puerto Rico. Bang! What happened in September 2017 :oops: ?

Hurricane Maria

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In 1659,

a law was passed by the government of Massachusetts Bay Colony imposing a 5 shilling fine on anyone caught observing Christmas.

Good Goobly Goo. And, I have long thought that the early settlers of New England were the very models for the observance of Christmas! I even made a special trip to New England once to see its Christmas card-like scenery during the yuletide season ... ah well, myths of the modern age ;).

Steve
 

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In 1659,

a law was passed by the government of Massachusetts Bay Colony imposing a 5 shilling fine on anyone caught observing Christmas.

Good Goobly Goo. And, I have long thought that the early settlers of New England were the very models for the observance of Christmas! I even made a special trip to New England once to see its Christmas card-like scenery during the yuletide season ... ah well, myths of the modern age ;).

Steve

i'm sure they had problems with rampant consumerism back then!
 

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In 1659,

a law was passed by the government of Massachusetts Bay Colony imposing a 5 shilling fine on anyone caught observing Christmas.

Good Goobly Goo. And, I have long thought that the early settlers of New England were the very models for the observance of Christmas! I even made a special trip to New England once to see its Christmas card-like scenery during the yuletide season ... ah well, myths of the modern age ;).

Steve

There were reasons they called them Puritans . . .

 
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