[ExI] The USA is number one!

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 15:45:18 UTC 2020

On Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 10:23 AM spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> *> How would it be obvious if the Chinese understated their numbers by a
> factor of 50?*

Because if things were 50 times worse in China than what they claim that
would mean that even when everybody was under strict quarantine, much
stricter than anything seen in the west, the epidemic would still be raging
at a rate not seen since medieval times, so when they stop the quarantine
to restart their economy the epidemic would very quickly escalate to
Stephen King levels never seen before on this planet, and their huge
economy would be permanently destroyed. The idea you could keep something
that astronomically huge secret from the world is absolutely ridiculous

> > A communist dictator can do anything he wants.

No he can not. A communist dictator like Mr. Xi does not have the power to
bend the laws of nature and reality to his wishes, and neither does a
wannabe Fascist dictator like He Who Must Not Be Named.

> *> POTUS has nowhere near the power*

But he does have the power to tell the truth if he wishes to exercise that
power, unfortunatly the current POTUS does not have that wish. You have
challenged my assertion in a previous post that he has engaged in wishful
thinking and happy talk with regard to the virus, so here is a timeline of
some of the potentially deadly misinformation and flat out lies he has
spewed out in just the last few months.

On January 22 2020 He Who Must Not Be Named was asked "*Are there worries
about a pandemic at this point?*" his answer was:

*“No. Not at all. And we have it totally under control. It’s one person
coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just

On January 24 he said:

*“It will all work out well.”*

On January 30 he said:

*“We have it very well under control. We have very little problem in this
country at this moment — five. And those people are all recuperating

On January 31 he said:

*“We pretty much shut it down coming in from China. We have a tremendous
relationship with China, which is a very positive thing. Getting along with
China, getting along with Russia, getting along with these countries.”*

On February 10 he said:

*“Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer,
it miraculously goes away. We’re in great shape though. We have 12 cases —
11 cases, and many of them are in good shape now."*

On February 19 he said:

*“I think the numbers are going to get progressively better as we go

On February 23 he said:

*“We had 12, at one point. And now they’ve gotten very much better. Many of
them are fully recovered. We have it very much under control in this

On February 24 he said:

*"The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. Stock Market
starting to look very good to me!"*

On February 26 he said:

*“We’re going down, not up. We’re going very substantially down, not up. **So
we’re at the low level. As they get better, we take them off the list, so
that we’re going to be pretty soon at only five people. And we could be at
just one or two people over the next short period of time. So we’ve had
very good luck. **And again, when you have 15 people, and the 15 within a
couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that’s a pretty good
job we’ve done."*

On February 27 he said:

*“It’s going to disappear. One day — it’s like a miracle — it will

On February 29 he said:

*"A vaccine would be available very quickly, very rapidly. And everything
is under control. Everything is really under control.*

On March 2 he said:

*"We’re talking about a much smaller range of deaths than from the flu.
It’s very mild."*

On March 4 he said:

*"**We have a very small number of people in this country infected. We have
a big country. We’re talking about very small numbers in the United

 On March 6 he said:

*“Anybody that wants a test can get a test. **I like this stuff. I really
get it. People are surprised that I understand it. Every one of these
doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural
ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president."*

On March 7 he said:

*"**I’m not concerned at all."*

On March 10 he said:

*“We’re prepared, and we’re doing a great job with it. And it will go away.
Just stay calm. It will go away.”*

And in an attempt to rewrite history 1984 style on March 17 he said:

*“I've always known this is a — this is a real — this is a pandemic. I’ve
felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic. All you had to
do is look at other countries, I've always viewed it as very serious."*

John K Clark
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