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Germany’s PROPOSED Mandatory Dog Walking Law — My Take, As A Fervent Dog Walker.

by Anura Guruge


 


I love it especially because I encounter it, first hand, at least TWICE A DAY. That is how often I walk my dogs — without fail. They go out, play in the yard etc. etc., BUT they get TWO PROPER walks each & every day. Well every time I take them out we encounter the dog next door. Fairly big, healthy, male dog. He is kept in with an invisible fence (though he has escaped a few times). IF he is lucky he gets walked ONCE every TWO MONTHS! That is BLOODY WRONG. That is criminal. Makes me mad. But, nothing I can do. Their pathetic excuse would be that they have a big yard & the dog can run around. Not the same as a WALKIE.

Walking is also a bond. That PACK animal thing. Walking is going out with the pack. Yes, that I have two dogs reinforces that.

I would love to see mandatory dog walking laws over here.

But, it has to be on a SLIDING SCALE.

One size will not fit all.

Yes, my dogs could walk 1-hour a day. They used to walk 2-hours a day.

But, now I have cut back because Maya — at 9 — is getting OLD. 1 hour, especially in the heat, would just about be her limit, & I see no point of subjecting her to that.

So, the ‘length’ per day has to be based on AGE, size & health. Yes, you might have to get a WAIVER from a vet.

But, a GREAT start. I am happy. Something that I can applaud from Germany. SMILE.


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Coronavirus COVID-19 Death Rates Vary Significantly By State — New Hampshire Doing Quite Well.

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One thing is obvious. Death rate is higher when a State gets inundated.

That explains New York.

People are dying because they are not getting adequate care. Scary.

I am semi-numerate and could tell, at a glance, when it appears on TV, that the New Hampshire death rate was WAY BELOW that of New York. Drove me crazy that nobody was showing the percentages. So, I did it. I didn’t do it for all the States. Hence the gaps … indicated by black rows.

States with low cases — for now — have less deaths because they have the resources to treat the patients better. Pretty self-evident.

So. Thought you might find this interesting.


These numbers STILL REALLY mean NOTHING
since they are CONTINGENT
on the % of people TESTED.

They are ONLY meaningful IF enough people are tested.


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Coronavirus COVID-19 Death Rates, U.S. & Others — Also On A Per Capita Basis.

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Based on numbers on the
‘John Hopkins’ COVID-19 Website
on Sunday, March 29, 2020 @ 8pm.


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For prior post from 3-days ago.


These numbers REALLY mean NOTHING
since they are CONTINGENT
on the % of people TESTED.

They are ONLY meaningful IF enough people are tested.

Otherwise the Death % and Per Capita numbers are terribly skewed.

The figures for India obviously can’t be true.

The German numbers need to be looked at!


The U.S. numbers — again skewed by inadequate testing — are middle of the road.

They will go up over the next couple of weeks. That we can be sure of.


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U.S. Coronavirus COVID-19 Death Rate INCREASED — As Of Yesterday.

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Based on numbers on the
‘John Hopkins’ COVID-19 Website
on Thursday, March 26, 2020 @ 8pm.


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TODAY’s rate compared to yesterday’s.


For yesterday’s post.


In reality U.S. rate might be actually lower —
IF more tests had been done to identify more cases.

So, these numbers and rates STILL reflect inadequate testing.


I didn’t do all the countries today.

Just U.S. and Italy.

The rate is going UP. Not good.


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U.S. Coronavirus COVID-19 Death Rate Compared To Other Countries — NOT The Best; NOT The Worst.

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Based on numbers on the
‘John Hopkins’ COVID-19 Website
on Thursday, March 26, 2020 @ 8pm.


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Per total cases.


Highest rate to lowest.


Lowest rate to highest.


INTERESTING.


In reality U.S. rate might be actually lower —
IF more tests had been done to identify more cases.

So, these numbers and rates STILL reflect inadequate testing.


Italy’s death rate defines explanation.

U.K. NOT doing too well either.

Interesting to note those of Germany, Austria & Canada. Countries noted for good health care.


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Johannes Kepler, The Giant Of Astronomy, Was Born This Day 446-Years Ago, In ‘Germany’.

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One of my favorite astronomers. Without his planetary laws we would be so lost.

I wrote about him and my admiration for him in January 2014. So, I will not repeat myself. But, please check it out.

He was a TRUE great. Quite the man. That he was born that long ago is sobering.


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UN Security Council Resolution On Trump’s Jerusalem — How The Countries Voted.

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This was the Thursday, December 21, 2017, United Nation Security Council vote as to whether the UN Member States wanted to unilaterally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel per Trump’s pronouncement last week.

128 countries voted AGAINST such recognition, i.e., AGAINST the U.S.A. These included: United Kingdom (UK), France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Russia, Sweden, India, Japan, China, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, etc.

Only 8 countries voted with the U.S. and 7 of them are not exactly household names!

Canada, Australia and Mexico, to THEIR SHAME, kowtowed to Trump.

So, now you know.

128 Against — 9 For — 35 Abstained.


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Italy Totally Switched Sides During World War II On This Day, 74-Years Ago — Declaring War On Germany!

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Click here to access “The New York Times” original.


Hard to even fathom … right.

You enter a major war on one-side and then turn against your original partner — and, moreover, declare war on them. But, that was Italy during WW II. Which is why to this day those that understand this stuff still joke about the Italian army.

But, at least, you can say, they saw the errors of their way.

So, if you know any Italians or Germans ask them IF they remember this anniversary. 74-years ago.


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The German Flag Bearing The Dreaded Swastika Was First Unveiled This Day 82-Years Ago; September 15, 1935.

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82-years ago. Just 1-year after scumbag Hitler seized power. It replaced a rather ugly, black-white-red, horizontal stripe flag that had been used since 1933. (Shown to the right). Hitler had started using the swastika way back in the 1920s.

The swastika flag was ABOLISHED, by law, by the Allied Control Council at the end of WW II.

The black-red-yellow, horizontal stripe flag used today, by Germany, had been first been used between 1919 (after their defeat in WW I) till 1933.


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The Patent For Zeppelin Hydrogen-Based Rigid Airships Was Filed This Day 122-Years Ago; August 31, 1895 In Germany.

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The patent was filed by  hence the name.

The ‘Hindenburg‘, that famously crashed in New Jersey, in 1937 (YouTube above), was a later model Zeppelin.

The Zeppelins were essentially done by the 1940s. Shame. I would like to have seen. They, given their ginormous size, must have been a sight to behold up in the sky — floating by, not making too much noise.


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