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Saturday, July 18, 2020

OPINION: A WALK DOWN THE DOCK INTO THE FUTURE - AGT, THE SUPERBOWL, SATURDAY/SUNDAY NFL-COLLEGIATE GAME, NBA, CHURCH

It happened again (third time), So...fea is tied up at one end of a 1/4 mile long floating concrete dock,  which serves as our "exercise-walking" dock, occasionally you encounter someone out there... it is a pass and greet, possibly share for awhile,  but, since COVID this has changed.

As a harbinger of where we are headed, if either person does not have a mask on... or if only "one" person has a mask on, or even if "both" people have a mask on... at the 500 foot apart mark someone will turn 180 degrees and avoid the encounter, people now, "will not" pass by each other.

Which started me thinking.

If any of our readers follow AGT (Americas Got Talent)  you have seen the awkwardness of a performer going onstage in a totally empty 3,000 seat balconied theater to exhibit their art.

As we have recently learned, most of America is unable to ever think about anyone but themselves, but, for those out there among the living cognizant world, "you" most likely have been in the yin-yang position of being in front of an audience at some time.... there can be overwhelm from 3,000 screaming, enthusiastic, cheering (or booing) spectators that can either be an enhancement...  or a killer of your appearance.

Playing or watching sports events are in similar fashion, propelled by the same din from the crowd.

It is excruciating to watch the empty theater and a performer who gets no "read" from their audience, an empty 65,000 seat stadium and a team playing in silence is the same, even if you watch on TV at home that excitement is felt.

You can relate to a religious ritual, or another day at the  empty restaurant, or auto shop, flea market, or a concert with three people present...  crowds are hype, and, they represent ticket sales, they enhance or detract from performance levels, and keep the juices of over-under performing alive, the spectators also experience the thrill of winning, and disgust of losing ... 

Ever go to a fully muffled auto race ? or a Cinema and be the "only" person there for 2 hours ? we all can most likely think awhile and come up with one of these awkward, 'no-body- there" events that we have attended (or been a part of).

Better get used to it... post-COVID, and it has an incremental time-spanned failure mode, a High School football sized crowd sitting in a huge stadium can be offset (partially) by the owner with tv sales to watch the game/event, they will lose the concession monies, parking fees, hotel reservations and restaurant incomes, but, they "might" survive... the lack of crowd participation will dull the performance levels however, and eventually the hype and enthusiasm by "everyone" will wane...  everyone loses.

"IF" my theory about the short life spans of COVID19  virus mutations prevent haviing an effective "single" vaccine, 
 as well as making herd immunity impossible,  our three time-a-year vaccination ritual, and mandatory full-time public mask wearing will wear us down.

And, they have yet to figure out "how" they will identify you as having had the most current of the three vaccinations (a badge, a pin, a colored mask over-skin ?) Between all of the losses from COVID19, this pubic interface fear, and crowd avoidance will (over-time) be the end of much.

I look for this laptop/smartphone world to uptick, and this "social" world to wither (HARSHLY), public trust and mingling may have become obsolete, even dangerous, for safety reasons, we can "zoom" our dinner date across the table rather than spread the droplets of virus onto our food by talking...  and wearing these new 10 mil clear vinyl body bags will make a sex romp a new and exciting dessert.

A lightbulb atop your head might be the required device to alert people our temperature is up, or that you do not have the current vaccination for the virus.



Wednesday, July 15, 2020

OPINION: THE DUNK



Call it a “launching”, a “down the ways”, or even a “float off”, the “dunk” or just another day in the shipyard.


Sometimes putting a new hull into the water for the first time is done as a private event, to begin outfitting (like the keel-laying ceremony was), the band, newspapers and crowd, camera flashes, champagne, and prayers do not always happen.


Smaller ship and boatyards (meaning both the vessel size and the yard itself) need to free up graving and blocking space to start construction on new projects, so, as soon as the hull and machinery are both completed, off she goes to the water where the deck, cabin, electrical and piping can all be all be finished at dockside (in the water).


The only celebrants for these empty hull wettings are the builders, and the owners, no folderol, no ceremonial formality, those will come later, after completion and sea trialing, with a  naming, blessing (christening), and bon voyage celebration when she finally heads off to duty station.


Ashore, events like this equate to “ribbon cuttings”, Grand Openings, “First Shovel”, and corner stone laying…new product releases, bridge and highway openings, or any structural assembly completion (cell tower, refinery), baby birthings, election wins, awards of all types, and... there are also many private  “launchings” for new books, websites, and other endeavors….  Like the Porthole Radio Communications launch yesterday.


We cancelled the caterer, did not have any alcohol aboard to celebrate with, and kept it small, with only an email send-out, and the ships cats and Bonnie the dog… an’ya and myself in attendance, we were safe distanced and had our masks on, instead of fireworks, our virucidal air freshener went off and sprayed the compartment with a misty scent.


So… it’s done.  Memorable, huh ?        Porthole Radio .com

Sunday, July 12, 2020

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OPINION: COVID19 OREGON DAY 134

HERD IMMUNITY


HERD IMMUNITY ? 

WHAT YOU ‘SHOULD’ HAVE KNOWN. 


There is a lot of talk in the media about “Herd Immunity”... and, as has been the case since January, all of the intentional misdirection and misinformation by the Government, CDC, WHO and a bevy of ignorant  “Scientists” has only been intended to avert panic, save the economies, offer the impression of “hope” to those of us in the masses, and do a CYA.


Well, it has all sounded good on paper… but, if you enter the world of uninfluenced, unpaid-for comment, actual researchers and virologists working in the trenches on COVID19 (who did not get their degrees on YouTube), you are taken back to the 1950’s “established logics” (again) that I have been referencing as base knowledge for 6 months in all of our COVID19 articles here on this site


Herd Immunity for Dummies… Herd Immunity is a 1930’s through 1960’s Technology, so, this is not NEW stuff, again, the old WWll Army training films and lectures are recalled. 

Firstly, only “contagious” viruses and Bacteria can even create herd immunity BUT, to do so, that virus or bacteria must be stable.


A “stable” virus or bacteria can be turned into a vaccine for healthy animals to create the anti-bodies needed to prevent infection (become immune), which is how the “stable" Viruses of Measles, Polio, Mumps, Pertussis, Smallpox, Diptheria, etc;  were all defeated (by creating “Herd Immunity” via a vaccine).


Herd immunity can be spawned naturally from a stable virus or bacteria without vaccines, but the toll of lost life is very high, and the process is excruciatingly slow.


Unstable viruses and bacteria are constantly evolving/changing, so, a vaccine may be obsolete by the time it is developed… like why our annual flu shots which are usually only 35 % effective, actually we need to have two or three shots per year to keep up with the flu virus changes.


SARS, Ebola, Flu  AND  Covid19 are all unstable, ever-changing viruses, 45 days ago on May 22, 2020  the researchers, from the University of Maryland in Baltimore and Italian biotech company Ulisse Biomed in Trieste, analyzed eight recurrent mutations in 2020 COVID-19 (today, we are into the 14th sub-strain of COVID19 as I write this), we now know this virus lasts for 3-4 months (max) then mutates into another strain of itself (which totally negates it as a Herd Immunity client), and makes a vaccine (like the flu vaccine) only a 30% effective prevention.


While many are waiting for a vaccine to save the day, they forget that the "real" problem is a lack of treatment for those who catch this virus... unlike the flu which we can combat, this COVID19 has no existing cure or help whatsoever... as a result, Scientists are spending far more time researching a "cure" rather than a 30% "preventative".


So, if you are naive enough to trust whatever “EXPERT” you are following (who from the beginning told us all that this is “not” airborne, does not live on mail, or on the surfaces of cans, bottles or counters, warned you to NOT ever wear a mask (now demands it), or wear gloves, and suggested safe distancing of 3, then 6, then 12 feet…(then said it doesn't matter), and has reversed course on all of the known 1955 Virus knowledge the scientific community has had)...  Forget the masks, forget the stay-at-home, forget the socializing limitations, let's go out to eat, then have a COVID party ! (link)go for the herd immunity.


Not shown here is yesterday's 409 new cases

OREGON







Saturday, July 11, 2020

OPINION: A WORK DAY-MOVING BOXES, PACKING TAPE, AND HEAVY LIFTING


Actually got busy and began transferring the site information around and readjusting things for this new PORTHOLE RADIO .COM (simplified) web site "home"...

It is crude, but it works.... just be sure to re-sign your self in for automatic email or RSS feed over there on the right column, in the the "EMAIL SUBSCRIBE" link.

But, we will be off our mark a little, the older Archived M/V So...fea web pages (all 250 of them going back to 2016) will still be up for viewing over at mvsofea.com, but all new posts will be here.

Our usual "opinion" pieces will still be in here (fed by COVID19, the "Social" issues, and our financial nightmare that is coming...  and we, of course, cannot escape the high amount of Maritime news that comes in the door daily... 

We have six youtube projects going at once, two of them involve Opera, and two are going to be (let's call them) non-traditional.  So, do not get lost...




Friday, July 10, 2020

OPINION: HAPPENING TODAY...

Do you know your history ?   The Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom) was built at Constantinople in 537 under Byzantine Emperor Justinian, the terracotta-hued structure with its cascading domes was the main seat of the Eastern Orthodox church for nearly one thousand years and was the largest Christian cathedral in the world (until 1520), In 1054 the building witnessed the excommunication of Pope Leo IX, creating the East–West (Catholic-Orthodox) Schism.

 

After failing to save Christianity from Islam, the 1389 Serbian Army defeat at Kosovo allowed Islam to overrun Europe and pave the way to the siege of Constantinople in 1453, Constantinople was conquered by the Islamic Ottomans (who renamed it Istanbul), in the sacking of the city, the Hagia Sophia was destroyed, the bells, altars, iconostasis, and other Orthodox relics were all destroyed and the many icons and mosaics depicting Jesus, his mother Mary, Orthodox Christian saints, and angels were either burned, smashed or plastered over, as an insult to the hated Christians, they ordered Hagia Sophia to have four minarets built, and be converted into an Islamic imperial mosque.

In 1931, the Islamic Ottoman Empire was disbanded (?), and the Hagia Sophia became a UNESCO Museum, now 89 years later, today in 2020 the Islamics are back in control of Turkey once again, and the Hagia Sophia is being reconverted to a mosque.  

https://www.npr.org/2020/07/10/889691777/turkish-court-ruling-clears-way-for-hagia-sophia-to-be-converted-to-a-mosque


Wednesday, July 8, 2020

8 JULY, 2020 - JUST A REMINDER



This month we are doing the COVID19 shuffle.. (we obviously have way too much free time),  "this" MVSOFEA.COM site will become static,  and refer you (AUTOMATICALLY) to THE "NEW" PORTHOLE RADIO WEBSITE which is in-process.

AND... we will be redoing (redesigning and reformatting) the 310 page TANKAANYA.COM website as well... in the end, we hope to be "down" to two active .coms with the So...fea.com being static.

The Porthole Radio Communications effort will carry on the Web, Video, and Radio efforts which supports all of the Tanka an'ya indulgences as well.  The three email addresses will remain the same:


portholeradio@gmail.com
tankaanya@gmail.com
mvsofea@gmail.com

TEXT:  SMS TO 541.590.9476

LINKS TO:

THE (neglected) PORTHOLE RADIO SHOW


THE PORTHOLE RADIO YOUTUBE

  an'ya's  WEBSITE

Hopefully, by month's end July, we will be completed with our transition. <ha ha>  until this goes to "automatic referral and reroute in August, you can click here to go to PORTHOLE RADIO .COM
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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

7 JULY, 2020 - A COMFORTING THOUGHT

Like Halloween, Mardi Gras,  Masquerades, Yoruba, KKK, Igbo, and Militia, Bank robbery, Jewel heists, Assassinations, Covert Ops, Protesters, and pirates. 

COVID masks, Balaclava, Shemagh, NIqab, panty hose, Burka and black ops glasses, nitrile gloves all completely CANCELL  out “biometrics”:   (Mug shots, facial recognition, Retinal scan, security cameras, line ups, palm/finger prints, security cameras, line-ups, DNA, photographs). 

A comforting thought when one thinks of ANTIFA, NFAC, 1619, BLM, BLACK PANTHERS, BOOGALOO, NATION of ISLAM, CAIR, JIHAD, BLACK GUNZ, KKK, ELF, and groups that are right here in "your town USA".

But, we hear nothing (restated, NOTHING) at all about these goings-on, the news reports are actually intentionally and enforcedly hushed up, censored out, and not published, I learned a lesson today.

With all of the jokes and talk of "Fake News", only a very very few Americans are aware enough to even know what is going on, or care.   Here on this site, we have constantly mentioned our International contact/followers, who report in and communicate from many places around the planet, as a result, we daily get to see and discuss the news from Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Ghana, Taipei, Rio, Belgrade, Amsterdam, Orangestadt, Balboa, Accra, and Thane.

Blatant American news distortion, and even "made-up" news  (fake news), is well known globally, we are a sort of laughing stock for our bizarre fabrications.  

But, when you review the EXACT same event/story on the web, from the wire services with reporters "on site"  here in the U.S. (from Reuters, BBC, TASS, The WIRE, factwire, AAP, CP, TANJUG, XINHUA) and the many hidden away places on the globe that report U.S. news... and when it also appears throughout the YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram U.S. (ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and many private Blogs, Webpages and offshoot social media coverages... you would expect Fox and Breitbart to also report on it.

Here are 8-10 links of footage and interviews that were sent in to us from foreign countries all around the planet.... then, they went up on all of those wire services I just mentioned..  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=nfac   Take a tour, and note the dates.

These were shared around the world on 5-6 July, but, only a two-paragraph, no-picture/no-ink, watered down "quickie" article showed up on Breitbart today, and still yet, Fox has shown nothing... so, 
one must coin a new phrase... "CENSORED" NEWS.

IF like me... Fox has been your number one news source, and Breitbart has been your # 2.... time for a rethink.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

4 JULY, 2020 - CHANGE OF PLANS


Every year I create a post for the Fourth of July, Veterans Day, Pearl Harbor Day, Vidovdan, and 1 January ... no one reads them, they are sorta' self-revealing insights to how I am responding to the world around me, the past, and usually include my predictions for the future.
2020 stands out as being the most tumultuous year in my short lifetime.
   During the past two weeks, I have worked many hours at trying to compile today's entry, but the daily happenings just keep short-circuiting my efforts.

So, I am taken back to remember the few times in life when you actually can clear your head, not be influenced by the myriad happenings, find "clarity", realign the compass for another sea change in life, and proceed with a plan.... the first time I can remember one of those was at perhaps age 7 or so, another occurred at around age 11, then another at 17, followed by 21, 25, 30, 40, and the last one at age 72... (eight times)...  I need another, "quickly", in order to survive this 2020 mayhem.

These "clarity" moments are hard to call up... we are normally consumed by cascading overlapping daily events and life situations that simply cannot be escaped from, even for a moment (alcohol doesn't work !), I think there is a need to step into the sound proofed padded room, close the door, and sit in the darkness for awhile... OR... we fall onto the "people mover escalator" (known as the rut) and are whisked straight to the cardboard box dolly entering the crematorium furnace... having changed nothing over our lifetime of "same", by allowing our habits, ease of routines, to shunt us.

We here were aware of the COVID back in December, and watched it, then had it first arrive here in March 2020, our viral insight has had us in lockdown aboard So...fea since early March, our being autonomous, reclusive types makes this easy... but after you have done the spring cleaning, "caught up on all your loose ends and (refrigerator door listed) projects, kept pace with the politics, the virus, the inventory, the finances, the news, and the people watching...  CAUGHT UP takes on an entirely new meaning.

You move into a vacuum of free time (not boredom), and you can slip down the rabbit hole into another "clarity" moment-in-time... actually, a lot of those moments... I am now  "living" in clarity time.

As a researcher-writer-storyteller this much time is always highly sought after/never attainable, so... actually "having" it is scary, who knows what my freed up mind can concoct?   what opinions can be deduced, or "do  you smell wires burning ?"

The very last frontier to revisit is the Porthole Radio broadcasts,... with the current pile of unable-to-complete postings that I spoke of, this is a good time to revisit the show... so, I am holding my planned Fourth of July posting off the website, and returning to the podcast effort, but, in the meantime, if you have not stumbled onto the Porthole Radio YouTube page, here it is:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuU8G6WTX9E125bxxQzpcgw








Friday, July 3, 2020

3 JULY, 2020 - LATE DAY POST....

WOW ! With 385 cases yesterday and 344 today our COVID19 mess is growing exponentially.

From onboard So...fea today, our observation is one of total disbelief ! perhaps 6 out of ten wear masks, and this day is the busiest, most populated and active day we have witnessed in over three years at our vantage-view berthing.

Be ready for a substantial growth of cases around mid-July... this is crazy, ignorant, and dangerous, we are insulted at the invasion, and very disgusted with our Science and data driven Governor.


Thursday, July 2, 2020

OPINION: JULY 2020 - AND SO IT BEGINS ...


TODAY BEGINS THE TRANSITION,  THE M/V SO...FEA PROJECT HAS PRETTY MUCH CONCLUDED, THE COVID19 BROUGHT NEW DYNAMICS TO THE FORE, SO, IT BEGINS NOW... WATCH FOR NEW POSTS HERE, ON YOUTUBE, AND ON THE PODCAST, AS WE MELD  THE PORTHOLE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS EFFORTS INTO ON-DEMAND AUDIO PODCASTS, THIS ONLINE SITE, & YOUTUBE VIDEOS BY PORTHOLE RADIO.COM

CENTRAL OREGON PORT NEWS 7 OCTOBER 2020

THE CENTRAL OREGON PORT OF SIUSLAW, HAS A  PROTECTED 50 BOAT MAIN HARBOR WITH A ¼ MILE LONG  TRANSIENT DOCK EXTENSION FOR COMMERCIAL, SHORT ...