The La Plata Mountains as seen from above the author’s
            home.


Durango Bill's Home Page




Featuring
Origin & Formation of the Grand Canyon
Evolution of the Colorado River (Geology)
3-D Grand Canyon Geologic Tour
Ancestral Rivers of the World
Probability Analysis of Popular Games
Graph Theory Enumeration
Global Warming / Climate Change


Computer generated
            picture of southwest Colorado
(3-D image of Durango, CO generated by Google Earth.)

   Durango, Colorado is located in the Animas River Valley just a few miles southeast of the 13,000-ft. high La Plata Mountains. Local attractions include the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Purgatory Resort (skiing), Mesa Verde National Park, and some of the world’s most frightening highways and jeep “roads”.

e.g. Black Bear Road / Black Bear Pass:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Bear_Road
“You don’t have to be crazy to drive this road - but it helps”.
For some grizzly info, check (Link) or run a Google search using: “saw a car that seemed to fall out of the sky”. Also check “Black Bear Pass” videos at YouTube. For example, “Falling Off Black Bear Pass”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R5cLghSWGQ
for a “live action” video.

About the author's previous home where:
Sometimes it Snows in the Mountains  

(I currently live near the center of the above picture and about 300 feet below the viewpoint for the photo at the top of the page.)


 
 Links to Topics

Videos by the author
   The author has uploaded several dozen videos to YouTube.


Paleogeography / Historical Geology
     Evolution of the Colorado River
A model of the geologic history of the Colorado River and its tributaries starting with the Late Cretaceous through the present. Includes origin and formation of the Grand Canyon.

3-D aerial tour of the Grand Canyon
     3-D end-to-end geologic tour of the Grand Canyon
An end-to-end aerial geologic tour of the Grand Canyon. Sequencing through the pages simulates a nearly 300-mile trip starting with Glen Canyon Dam at Page, AZ., and continues past the Grand Wash Cliffs to Lake Mead.

Recommended Grand Canyon Videos
     Norman Beerger's The Grand Canyon
In 1982 Norman Beerger filmed and produced what is probably the best video ever made for anyone that would like an armchair scenic aerial tour of the Grand Canyon. Both the 1-hour and 2-hour versions are helicopter tours accompanied by a classical music sound track. The included notes can be used as a mile-by-mile guide for either the 1-hour or 2-hour versions.

Geology/Glaciology
    Rio Chama Rockfall - A pictorial study
A large rockfall occurred in a remote area of the upper Rio Chama headwaters sometime between Sept. 1998 and June 2005.  There appears to be no available information about the rockfall, and the author happened to find it while browsing with Google Earth.
    The Taku Glacier - What it is and What is going to happen to it
All of the glaciers that exit from the Juneau Icefield are retreating - except the Taku Glacier. It appears that this anomaly of the Taku Glacier is about to end as the Taku appears to be going into retreat.
    Alaska's Melting Glaciers - Alaska's glaciers are melting due to Global Warming
A pictorial tour of 3 of Alaska's tidewater glaciers (Harriman, Surprise, and Barry) that are retreating. These glaciers can be easily seen via the "26 Glacier Cruise"

Ancestral Rivers of the World
An illustrated world tour with examples of river systems that cut through mountain ranges instead of taking easier routes around them. The geologic processes involved are “antecedence” and “superimposition”.

Geodes
Amethyst geodes and cathedrals are fascinating members of the quartz family.

Creationism, “Intelligent Design Evangelism”, Religious Cultists
     Creationism = Willful Ignorance
A brief review of the fallacies of Creationism and “Intelligent Design Evangelism”. Noah’s Flood is physically impossible, but that doesn’t stop Creationists from perverting reality in an attempt to force their religious beliefs on everyone else. Is the willful ignorance of the Creationists a result of fear?
    Patriot Bible “University”
Very few people have had a chance to see the current location of Kent Hovind’s alma mater - mostly because it’s a long way from any other “educational institution”.
    What causes a Creationist to be a Creationist?
The answer is:   Fear!
1) Fear of evolution.
2) Fear and hatred toward gays/lesbians.
3) Fear of women.
4) Fear of death.
5) Fear of losing their “All Powerful Father”.
    Militant Protests by Religious Cultists against “Planned Parenthood” in Durango, Colorado
A small militant group of abortion protesters has been active at Planned Parenthood in Durango, Colorado. The group is run by “Michaela Dasteel, director of LifeGuard” - as reported in the March 16, 2007 Durango Herald.

Game Analysis

     Bingo Probability and Statistics
The statistics, probabilities, and odds involved with the popular game of Bingo. Includes algorithms for the computations.
     Bridge Combinatorics and Probabilities
The statistics, combinatorics, and probabilities for the various point counts, suit distributions, and suit splits for Bridge hands. Includes “How To” mathematics.
Round Robin and Whist Tournament analysis and schedules
     The Integer Brick Problem
Also know as the Euler Brick problem. No solutions out to odd side <= 3.0 Trillion (3.0E12).
     Monopoly Probabilities and Statistics
End-of-turn and "Land on" statistics/frequency analysis for Parker Brothers Monopoly Game. All the "What is the chance of landing on ..." statistics. Also, there are up to 50,083 ways to "Go To Jail".
     N-Queens Problem
How many queens (and/or superqueens) can be placed on an arbitrarily sized chessboard without any of them attacking another queen? Queens to N = 26, Superqueens to N = 23.
     Peg Solitaire (All pages include number of solutions)
15 Hole Peg Solitaire
     This version is for a triangular pattern with 5 holes (peg positions) per side.
33 Hole Peg Solitaire
     Sold commercially as Hi-Q
     577,116,156,815,309,849,672 possible Hi-Q games
    40,861,647,040,079,968 different ways to win Hi-Q
37 Hole Peg Solitaire
      This version is popular in France
41 Hole Peg Solitaire
      This lesser known version is extremely difficult
     Pig (Pig-out)
          Optimal strategy for two versions of this dice game
     Poker Probabilities
  Probabilities for 5 to 10 card hands (including misc. wild cards), lowball Poker,
  and optimal strategy for Video Poker.
     Shut the Box - Optimal Strategy
  Includes a prototype for a casino version.
     Solitaire Chinese Checkers
 The minimum number of moves to move a set of ten marbles from one side to the other is 27.

Graph Theory / Number Theory
(Valid for 47 states but not in Kansas, Louisiana, or Texas where all math/science “theories” are being thrown out as “not Biblical”.)
     Trochoids
Epitrochoids and Hypotrochoids are curves generated by rolling one circle around another stationary circle. Examples and graphical illustrations are given.   
     Partitions
How many ways are there to subdivide a set containing "N" items?
     Rooted (oriented) trees
A rooted tree has a single vertex (node) desiginated as a "root" (usually at the top). Travel along any of the edges is directed toward the "root". A table is given showing how many structurally different, rooted trees exist given "N" vertices.
     Non rooted (free) trees
A non-rooted tree has a free form where no vertex has priority. A non-rooted tree can be twisted, deformed, contorted, etc. into many shapes without altering its structure. Again, a table is given showing how many structurally different, non rooted trees exist given "N" vertices.
     Ordered Binary trees
A binary tree is rooted tree where each vertex can have a maximum of two edges that connect to lower portions of the tree. The "root" is normally depicted at the top. Edges from any vertex in the tree will descend either to the left (left branch) or to the right (right branch).
     Structurally different binary trees
How many structurally different binary trees exist given "N" vertices?
     Structurally different graphs
An unlabeled graph may have an arbitrary number of vertices with none, one, or more edges connecting some or all of the vertices. If you have "V" vertices and "E" edges, how many structurally different graphs can be constructed?
     Ramanujan Numbers
Ramanujan Numbers and the Taxicab Problem. The simplest of these solution groups is: 1^3 + 12^3 = 9^3 + 10^3 = 1729. Includes graphs showing 2-way, 3-way, 4-way, and the 193 known 5-way solutions. 24,153,319,581,254,312,065,344 has been confirmed as Taxicab(6)
     Analysis of Sorting Algorithms
A common task for computers is to sort data as an aid to analyzing it. Time trials and source code are provided for: Bubble Sort, Insertion Sort, Median-of-three Quicksort, Multiple Link List Sort, and Shell Sort.
     The search for a counterexample to Beal's Conjecture
Does the equation:
Ax + By = Cz
have any solution where:
1) A, B, C, are positive integers
2) x, y, z are positive integers  > 2
3) and A, B, C have no common factor?
If you can answer the above question (with either a “Yes” or a “No”), the American Mathematical Society has a $1,000,000 prize waiting for you.
Bad News - there are no counterexamples up through Cz <= 1.0E28 (and counting).
     Magic Squares
Magic Squares exist for many different sizes and may have various qualifications on the numbers they contain. We will look at simple 3x3 Magic Squares and take a brief look at the “3x3 Magic Square of Squares” problem.
     Minimal Spanning Trees
A brief look at Minimal Spanning Trees and the problems they solve. Includes computer generated mazes.
     Voronoi Diagrams
A brief look at Voronoi Diagrams and the problems they solve.
     The Traveling Salesman Problem
        (http://www.durangobill.com/TravelingSalesman/TravelingSalesman.html)
A brief look at the Traveling Salesman Problem and solution of a 100 vertex sample.
     Dragon Curves
What is the result if you repeatedly fold a strip of paper from right to left, and then partially unfold it? A brief look at Dragon Curves.
 
 Applied Mathematics
     Guaranteed Profits in Stock Market Options?
This is a demo model illustrating how a linear programming system can be used to find an optimal profit for arbitrage positions in stock options.
     Mega Millions Odds & how to calculate them
Updated for the pick 5 from 70 / pick 1 from 25 version.
     Powerball Odds and how to calculate them
The standard odds, probabilities for multiple winners,  calculations for “Power Play Multiplier”, and expected “Return on investment” are all included as well as the math operations that are used to calculate these numbers.

Global Warming - and those people with closed minds that blindly deny it
   
“The Great Global Warming Swindle” is itself a Fraud and a Swindle
 “The Great Global Warming Swindle” is a pseudo-documentary in which British television producer Martin Durkin has fraudulently misrepresented both the data involved and scientists who have researched global climate. Movie director Durkin has willfully misrepresented the facts about global warming just to advocate his own agenda.
    Global Warming Denial - Liars
Global Warming Deniers misrepresent the scientific facts of Global Warming / Climate Change in multiple ways. The misrepresentations can take the form of paid political propaganda, ignorance, outright lies, etc. The people responsible for these misrepresentations can vary from “think tanks” and lobbyists that are financed by large corporations down to ignorant individuals. In particular: The Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine is in reality - a farm, and Christopher Monckton - A vociferous Global Warming Denier Liar.
    Roger Cohen’s proposed $5,000 bet
A (retired) Exxon Mobil executive’s attempt to use money to promote his personal agenda. (Which is to deny “Global Warming”.)
    The “Global Warming Stopped in 1998” Lie
One of the false claims that Global Warming Deniers have been making in recent years is that “Global Warming Stopped in 1998”. As per usual, this claim is another deliberate GWD falsehood that can be easily debunked by looking at the actual observations.
  The Fabius Maximus Website
The Fabius Maximus Website is an example of a Global Warming Denier website. A look at the evidence that GWDs lie, they are willfully ignorant, and they are wrong.

Durango History via Topo Maps
Historical snapshots of Durango, CO via Topo maps. The featured areas extend northward to include Animas City and westward to include the Rafter J subdivision.

Fight DMCA Abuse

     How to fight back against DMCA abuse
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act has been used abusively to suppress legitimate criticism of cultists and other “questionable activities”. Here’s an outline on how to fight back if you are ever a victim of a DMCA attack.

Fee Demo
    Fee Demo Complaint
U. S. National Forests are a national responsibility - illustrated with a Beetle Bailey cartoon.  We now have to pay additional fees to access our National Forest lands. This is in addition to the federal taxes that we all pay. Previously this tax money was used for maintenance of these publicly owned lands.

Animas River Flood
The winter of 2004/2005 had a much above normal snow-pack over the San Juan Mountains. A heat wave in mid/late May melted large amounts of it all at once.

A Giant Sequoia grove near Durango, Colorado
A log  of the author's effort (and a general “How to” guide) to get a Giant Sequoia grove to grow next to the author's home west of Durango, Colorado

Genealogy/Ancestry
The Inishowen Butlers
http://durangobill.com/InishowenButlers/InishowenButlers.html

Website Hits
    Over 7.0 million page hits since start-up March 13, 2001.
    The pages most frequently visited are (some variation with time):
“The Great Global Warming Swindle” is itself a Fraud and a Swindle
Powerball (Visits increase sharply when large jackpots exist)
Mega Millions (Visits increase sharply when large jackpots exist)
Poker
Home page
Evolution of the Colorado River
(Parker Brothers) Monopoly
Grand Canyon Tour
Bingo
N_Queens (A surprisingly popular classic puzzle)
Creationism (& related pages)




Donald Trump


And who is responsible for the mess that has resulted from the government’s shutdown?
Trump: “I am proud to shut down the government”
Trump: “I will be the one to shut it down”
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ElVqRvEvMQ

Trump: I am proud to shut down the government

Q: And why would Trump want to "Shut down the government"?
A: (Hint: "temper tantrum")


For information on why the author of this website can not, and will not support Mr. "I alone can fix it" ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pnmMxbEjdc ); please see:

'MALIGNANT NARCISISSM': DONALD TRUMP DISPLAYS CLASSIC TRAITS OF MENTAL ILLNESS, CLAIM PSYCHOLOGISTS
(Link to article)

and/or

Donald Trump's malignant narcissism is toxic: Psychologist
(Link to USA Today article)

and/or

President Trump exhibits classic signs of mental illness, including 'malignant narcissism,' shrinks say
(Link to Daily Mews article)

etc.

https://www.google.com/search?q=donald+trump+%22Malignant+narcissism%22


Malignant narcissism
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malignant_narcissism

"Malignant narcissism is a psychological syndrome comprising an extreme mix of narcissism, antisocial personality disorder, aggression, and sadism. Often grandiose, and always ready to raise hostility levels, the malignant narcissist undermines organizations in which they are involved, and dehumanizes the people with whom they associate."

"A narcissist is a pathological liar who will lie about anything and everything for the sole purpose of gleefully watching you sift through the word garbage."
http://www.thenarcissisticpersonality.com/the-pathological-liar/

And a quote from Ted Cruz: "I'm going to tell you what I really think of Donald Trump. This man is a pathological liar"
(Link to BBC article)


Trump Coo Coo


“I HATE EVERYONE IN THE WHITE HOUSE!”: TRUMP SEETHES AS ADVISERS FEAR THE PRESIDENT IS “UNRAVELING”
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/10/donald-trump-is-unraveling-white-house-advisers

Narcissistic Rage: What Causes Narcissists To Rage?
http://narcissisticbehavior.net/what-causes-narcissistic-rage/

“Narcissistic rages are not reactions to stress, but rather based on the underlying fear of not getting their needs meet, a fear so great that it will endure even after the threat is gone (Vaknin).  Because the narcissist is hypervigilant to narcissistic injury, he is constantly on the lookout for slights, insults, criticisms, or disagreements (real or imagined), all of which are experienced by him as complete and humiliating rejection, to which he will automatically and instantly fly into a rage.  The raging narcissists usually perceive their reaction to have been triggered by an intentional provocation to cause them injury, or prevent them from accomplishing their grandiose fantasies.  Their response to such insult and injury is to detach from the person, direct his rage towards the person in a cold and aggressive manner, and to devalue the person as they go; to other people, the rage is incoherent and unjust.  This rage impairs the narcissist’s cognition, therefore impairing their judgment. During the rage they are prone to shouting, fact distortion and making groundless accusations with punitive and hate-filled malice.”

Also, please see:
"How to Recognize a Malignant Narcissist"
(Link to article)
"I am so smart! My IQ is above140."

Self-enhancement is a prominent feature of narcissistic personality disorder, regardless of the dimension. They view themselves in an overly positive light and believe they are unique and superior to others.

In regard to "I am so smart", what about?

1) "Trump cheated on his SAT by paying someone to take it for him"
(Link to article)

2) Trump's name doesn't appear under cum laude, magna cum laude, or sum cum laude in his 1968 commencement yearbook
(Link to commencement yearbook)

(Trump's name is listed only as a graduate on page 21, but does not appear in the graduate school, MBA, honors sections - or anywhere else in the commencement booklet.)

3) "he had terrible grades, he was a lackluster student at best" Also, Professor William T. Kelley: "Donald Trump was the dumbest goddamn student I ever had!"
(Link to article)

4) The Daily Pennsylvanian published the 1967/1968 Dean's List for Wharton School. Trump's name isn't listed there either.
(Link to article)



Trump cartoon




10,000 lies and counting

Cartoon by Tom Curry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCQ5LtDDNWU

As of Dec. 2019 the "Donald's Lies" count is up to 15,413 as tabulated by the Washington Post with a physical demonstration of the magnitude of 15,413 as measured by "How many gumballs?" as shown on CNN.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmhUOQsCv5A

As of July, 2020, the count has passed 20,000. Link

Donald Trump on Golf

Quotes from Rick Reilly - Author of “Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump”

“To say “Donald Trump cheats” is like saying “Michael Phelps swims.” He cheats at the highest level. He cheats when people are watching, and he cheats when they aren’t. He cheats whether you like it or not.”

“I’ve found that to be true with golf. The guy who plays slowly on the course is going to be molasses in meetings. The guy who’s generous with compliments on the course is going to do the same at dinner. And the guy who cheats on the course is going to cheat in business, or on his taxes or, say, in politics.”

“Why cheat? Why lie? Why exaggerate his handicap, his scores, his club championships? “Because he has to,” says Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Lance Dodes, co-author of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump. He needs to be the best at everything. He can’t stand not winning, not being the best.”
(Link to golf.com)
and/or
"Sportswriter: Trump cheats like a mafia accountant at golf"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INxGbTHybvc&t=189s



How to build a terrorist bomb

Cartoon by Chris Britt


And finally, as to why Trump supporters are perfectly willing to accept a president who is an insane madman, please see:

“A neuroscientist explains what could be wrong with Trump supporters’ brains”
(Link to article)


Trump Fan Club


And this is why we have a Republican terrorist
              problem

"Rethuglican" Ignorance and Hatred - This is why we have a "Rethuglican" terrorist problem
Rethuglican: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Rethuglican

Trump: “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK? It’s, like, incredible.”
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-do-trump-supporters-see-in-their-candidate/

Trump: "I could stand in the middle of Fifth
              Avenue and shoot somebody"



Also, please see:
"Just What Were Donald Trump's Ties to the Mob?"
(Link to article)

and/or

"Is Donald Trump the First Gangster President?"
http://observer.com/2018/04/donald-trump-gangster-president/

and/or

"Comey is exactly right about Trump being like a mob boss"
(Link to CNN article)

and/or

Just run a Google search using:
"Donald Trump" organized crime


A cartoon depicting Trump's attempted extortion of
              the Ukraine

The above cartoon was created by Dave Whamond in Sept. 2019. It depicts Trump's extortion attempt where he withheld $400 million that was supposed to go the Ukraine unless the Ukrainians agreed to "3 favors".
(Link to article)




"Trump said he'd cut the national debt 'very quickly' "

"candidate Donald Trump promised his supporters he would reduce the national debt from $18 trillion, if elected president" link


   Thanks to Trump's Dec. 2017 tax-cut for the very rich, the national debt reached 22 trillion in 2019 - and that was before his COVID-19 fiasco. As of Sept. 2020, we've now passed $26 trillion and counting. https://www.usdebtclock.org/
(Maybe Mexico will pay for it - just like his wall.)



Trump/Tillerson/“F***ing Moron”
Coronavirus/COVID-19


https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/04/tillerson-called-trump-a-moron-says-report.html
and/or
https://www.gq.com/story/rex-tillerson-spot-the-lie

   As for Trump's ability to control the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and/or manage the U. S. economy, here is a headline from the New York Post as of Feb. 24, 2020.


Trump's Feb. 24th statement on the Coronavirus and


Here is Trump's Feb. 24, 2020 Twitter post.

Trump's Twitter post "Coronavirus "under
              control"


    You can check the recent death count of U.S. citizens for the latest “under control” total. As for Trump's advance “planning” for this pandemic:
“The Trump administration fired the U.S. pandemic response team in 2018 to cut costs.”
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trump-fire-pandemic-team/
and/or
"Trump disbanded NSC pandemic unit that experts had praised"


   Also, please see https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/experts-officials-pandemic-2018/

“When the next pandemic occurs (and make no mistake, it will) and the federal government is unable to respond in a coordinated and effective fashion to protect the lives of US citizens and others, this decision by John Bolton and Donald Trump will be why.”

A graph showing Trump's claims vs. reality in regard
              to COVID-19 cases

   The graph above is from Wikipedia's "Veracity of statements by Donald Trump" web page. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veracity_of_statements_by_Donald_Trump
The graph shows some of Donald Trump's statements about controlling the disease vs. the number of cases in the United States up through the end of March 2020. It should be noted that as of late July, the number of cases is off the right edge of the graph - and off the right edge by a factor of 30 (and rapidly counting).

   As for claims that the Trump administration is being unfairly blamed for an “unexpected” pandemic, the 29 January 2019 report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence states:
We assess that the United States and the world will remain vulnerable to the next flu pandemic or large-scale outbreak of a contagious disease that could lead to massive rates of death and disability, severely affect the world economy, strain international resources, and increase calls on the United States for support.

https://www.dni.gov/files/ODNI/documents/2019-ATA-SFR---SSCI.pdf

On Jan. 29, 2020:
https://news.yahoo.com/trade-adviser-warned-white-house-122107510.html
A top White House adviser starkly warned Trump administration officials in late January that the coronavirus crisis could cost the United States trillions of dollars and put millions of Americans at risk of illness or death.

The warning, written in a memo by Peter Navarro, President Donald Trump’s trade adviser, is the highest-level alert known to have circulated inside the West Wing as the administration was taking its first substantive steps to confront a crisis that had already consumed China’s leaders and would go on to upend life in Europe and the United States.

“The lack of immune protection or an existing cure or vaccine would leave Americans defenseless in the case of a full-blown coronavirus outbreak on U.S. soil,” Navarro’s memo said. “This lack of protection elevates the risk of the coronavirus evolving into a full-blown pandemic, imperiling the lives of millions of Americans.”

    For a more complete list that Donald Trump was warned in advance about a possible pandemic, please see:
Trump says 'nobody' could've predicted a pandemic like coronavirus. Here are all the times he was warned about it and refused to take action.
(Link to article)

After the Coronavirus (COVID-19) was officially declared to be a pandemic by the World Health Organization, when asked about the incident, Trump's reply was “I Don’t Know Anything About It,”
(Click here for source)

   In 2016 the National Safety Council prepared a “White House Playbook” outlining what the president should do if a pandemic appeared likely. “Playbook for Early Response to High-Consequence Emerging Infectious Disease Threats and Biological Incidents”
(Link to article)

   Did President Trump pay any attention to it? Nope. How many lives would have been saved if Donald Trump had followed what the experts had recommended vs. Trump's own ignorance and arrogance?

    In October 2019 the Center for Disease Control ran a simulation of a pandemic and documented:
“that officials at the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services, and even at the White House’s National Security Council, were aware of the potential for a respiratory virus outbreak originating in China to spread quickly to the United States and overwhelm the nation.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/19/us/politics/trump-coronavirus-outbreak.html
Nothing was done.

   And when the COVID-19 began to ravage the country, Donald Trump muzzled and sidelined the Center for Disease Control.
"Where is the CDC? How Trump sidelined the public health agency in a pandemic"
(Link to article)


Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 map

(Click on the picture for a large image)

   The picture above is a Print Screen copy of Johns Hopkins University's COVID-19 coronavirus web page as of March 26, 2020. If you check the above display, it shows that as of March 26, 2020, the United States had 83,507 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,178 deaths. If you check these numbers with any subsequent totals, you will get an idea of how fast the disease is spreading. For reference purposes, on March 1, 2020, the U. S. had only 30 confirmed cases.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html

A quote from Donald Trump from a press conference on Feb 26, 2020:
And again, when you have 15 people [in the U.S. infected with the virus], 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.
(Link to White House Press Conference)


An interim picture of Covid 19 cases.

    In June, 2021 Florida started reporting COVID-19 cases on a weekly basis instead of daily. This has caused wide fluctuations in the daily numbers, but both the 7-day averages and the smoothed calculated results are capable of smoothing these fluctuations. As of Sept. 10, it appears the worst of the Delta spike is over, and the infection rate will likely decline from here.

   The graph above shows the current status of COVID-19 cases in the U. S. and for the state of Colorado. (Data sources: Johns Hopkins University and CO Dept. of Public Health)

   The dots show the daily number of new cases for the disease. The solid black line shows the total number of U. S. deaths as of each date. The solid green line shows the total number of deaths in the state of Colorado.

   For comparative purposes, the number of Americans killed in combat were:
1) Korean War (1950 - 1953): 33,686
2) Vietnam War (1955 - 1975): 47,424
3) World War I (1917 - 1918): 53,402
4) World War II (1941- 1945: 291,557
Data Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_military_casualties_of_war

   As of April 5, 2021, the COVID-19 virus has killed more Americans than the combined total of American combat deaths in World War II, plus World War I, plus the Korean War, plus the Vietnam War, plus 4 years of automobile related deaths.

  Up through Jan. 2021, the death rate per capita in the United States averaged more than 5 times the death rate in the combined rest of the world. (Since then, the U. S. death rate per capita has improved by a factor of 5.) Data Sources: John Hopkins University ( https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html ) and world census data. Why? How about Trump, his Trumpsters, and other willful ignoramuses that deny scientific advice on how to avoid getting sick. 


   The red and yellow solid curved lines are least squares, sum of 25 normal distribution ("Bell" distribution) curves fitted to the daily observations. The dashed lines are 7-day, centered moving averages for the two data sets.

   On a per capita basis, while Trump was president, the United States had over 6 times as many cases as the rest of the world. Also, the United States has had over 5 times as many deaths per capita as the rest of the world. If the U. S. death rate per capita equaled that in the rest of the world, then U. S. deaths from Covid-19 would be about 150,000. Instead, under Donald Trump's "leadership", we have had over 500,00 deaths in the U. S. And in Donald Trump's deranged mind "I think we've done a great job".
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/01/world/meanwhile-in-america-may-1/index.html


My stance on the refusal of people to get vaccinated:
If the willfully ignorant, anti-science, anti-vaxers refuse to get vaccinated; by all means, let them have their way. When they get sick and die, their elimination will only improve the average I. Q. of the surviving gene pool.


How to die like a medieval peasant in spite of modern
              medicine.

Picture source: Neil deGrasse Tyson




U. S. vs New Zealand Medical Handling of COVID-19
 
New Zealand's daily COVID-19 cases

   The graph above is a copy of New Zealand's daily number of COVID-19 cases. Graph source at: ( Link to New Zealand's Ministry of Health ) New Zealand has about the same population and land area as Colorado.

   New Zealand's government officials and general population have a respect for scientific knowledge as opposed to Donald Trump and his U. S. "dittoheads". ("Dittohead" can be roughly defined as a person who believes that "ignorance is a virtue" and/or is convinced that the only person in the world that is "important" is the person they see in a mirror.)

   The graph above shows an explosion of COVID-19 cases in New Zealand during March 2020 - similar to what happened in the U. S. To fight the disease, New Zealand instituted a "lock-down" to isolate those people who were infected. Unlike the U. S. where many people have an attitude of "The only person who is important is ME", New Zealanders respected the lock-down. The result was a rapid decline in new cases during the month of April, and the disease was under control by the 2nd week in May. From the 2nd week in May, lock-down controls could be relaxed. And of course virtually all economic restrictions and hardships could safely go back to normal.


     All of the above blunders by Donald Trump were “duly rewarded” by March 26, 2020. The U.S. became Number 1  in the world - as measured by the greatest number of people that had become victims of the COVID-19 coronavirus. China has far more people than the U. S., but their government listened to expert advice and stopped the spread of the virus in China. In the U. S., ignorance and arrogance were in charge, and guess what the result has been?

   As shown in the May 9, 2020 web page of "The Guardian":
Donald Trump: “This is going to go away without a vaccine. It’s going to go away, and we’re not going to see it again.” (video)
(And how many lives latter will that be?)

Finally, we have Donald Trump's advice for a deterrent to the COVID-19 virus:
NBC News (Link)
"President Donald Trump suggested the possibility of an "injection" of disinfectant into a person infected with the coronavirus as a deterrent to the virus during his daily briefing Thursday."
    And there's always the "medical advice" (promoted by Donald Trump and Fox "News") that Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine are effective medicines and a "game changer" in the fight against COVID-19. Trump: "What have you got to lose?". Turns out that "What have you got to lose?" is your life. From the Journal of the American Medical Association: "Here we present analyses until day 13, with lethality as the primary outcome." ( Link )
Also "Study finds no benefit, higher death rate in patients taking hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19". ( Link )

Rex Tillerson said it best - “F***ing Moron”

   And now that Dr. Fauci (a recognized medical expert and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) has become an “unperson” because he won’t promote Donald Trump’s conspiracy theories, Trump has turned to a new “doctor” who was born in Cameroon (Africa), whose “medical degree” is from Nigeria, and is the founder of Fire Power Ministries.

Donald Trump's new "medical experts" on
            Covid-19“Trump’s New Favorite COVID Doctor Believes in Alien DNA, Demon Sperm, and Hydroxychloroquine”

( Link to article )

“The president is pushing the coronavirus theories of a Houston doctor who also says sexual visitations by demons and alien DNA are at the root of Americans’ common health concerns.”

“A Houston doctor who praises hydroxychloroquine and says that face masks aren’t necessary to stop transmission of the highly contagious coronavirus has become a star on the right-wing internet, garnering tens of millions of views on Facebook on Monday alone. Donald Trump Jr. declared the video of Stella Immanuel a “must watch,” while Donald Trump himself retweeted the video.”


 
   As for “how” we got into this mess, Rush Limbaugh (see http://www.durangobill.com/GwdLiars/GwdLiarsIndex.html ) worked for years cultivating an “ignorance is a virtue” and “hatred against fellow Americans is good” system. He convinced enough Americans so that Donald Trump was elected to finish the job of destroying what used to “make America great”. The process was somewhat like setting up a long row of dominoes. The Coronavirus tipped the first domino over.


   For additional information about Donald Trump's COVID-19 fiasco, please see:
"Anatomy of a man-made disaster: 320 ways Donald Trump failed to protect us from the coronavirus"


As to who correctly warned about the coronavirus early in the game . . .
Joe Biden on Jan. 27, 2020:
Link to USA Today article
"The possibility of a pandemic is a challenge Donald Trump is unqualified to handle as president."

"Trump’s demonstrated failures of judgment and his repeated rejection of science make him the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health challenge."

A final note on the "value" of Donald Trump's medical knowledge. Did you know that according to Donald trump, the noise from wind turbines causes cancer?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0s5Zqmb09g


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Emancipated From Trump


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Note: The author (Bill Butler) of this website is a magna cum laude, Computer Science graduate of Brown University.


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The author of this web page supports "STEM" education

The author's parcel of NASA's Adopt the Planet
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It shows the location of the randomly generated 3,076 sq. mile plot that the author has “adopted” as part of NASA’s Earth Day 2017 program.

   We are living in an age where many people think that anti-intellectualism and ignorance are virtues. The author of this website takes a contrary view. If America is to maintain its “Great” status in the future, we must educate our people so that they are competent in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. If instead, our goal is to revive the coal industry so that more of our citizens will die of Black Lung Disease, America will not be “Great Again”.

   The author supports NASA’s efforts to learn about our planet so that we can make it a better place to live. The author supports the ideal that our voters should be an “Informed Electorate”.

Thomas Jefferson - “A properly functioning democracy depends on an informed electorate.”



The Puppy Dog


Here Comes Trouble

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Subtitle: “Here comes trouble”







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