Tidbits on February 28, 2021
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Animated  Visualization of the United States’ Exploding Population Growth Over 200 Years (1790 – 2010) ---
A Visualization of the United States’ Exploding Population Growth Over 200 Years (1790 – 2010)

USA Debt Clock --- http://www.usdebtclock.org/ ubl

In September 2017 the USA National Debt exceeded $20 trillion for the first time ---

Human Population Over Time on Earth ---

Online Video, Slide Shows, and Audio

Video:  Here's How the Rover Got to Mars in 2011

Video:  Bad Day in the Parking Lot ---

Video:  Why the speed of light can't be measured ---
Thank you Jagdish Gangolly for the heads up

Video:  Victorian house rolls through San Francisco to new address ---

Aerial View of Sugar Hill, NH --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ATDjsJUi7M

Foliage in Sugar Hill, NH --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOPSUMWbclU

Foliage at the Sunset Hill House Hotel in Sugar Hill, NH --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RowlAA9XIno

History of the Sunset Hill House Resort in Sugar Hill, NH 000 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3uqK8T1ZDc

Lupines in Sugar Hill, NH --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7-1jCk4Ak0

Lupines in New Hampshire --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOR1vTHZjPo

Four Seasons at the  Sunset Hill House Hotel (near our cottage) ---
Watch the video

Free music downloads --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/music.htm
In the past I've provided links to various types of music and video available free on the Web. 
I created a page that summarizes those various links --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/music.htm 

Punk rock from a faculty member at Villanova University ---

Bob Jensen's Links to Free Music

Photographs and Art

Mars 2021:  : This is the first 360-degree panorama taken by Mastcam-Z, a zoomable pair of cameras aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover ---

The Greatest Art Heists of All Time ---

Interesting Old Photographs ---

See inside Larry Ellison's Hawaiian island wellness retreat, a $1,200-per-night luxury spa where guests track their health data and learn how to live longer lives ---

Hidden in a shoebox: vintage Edinburgh shots that were nearly lost – in pictures ---

Bob Jensen's threads on art history ---

Bob Jensen's threads on history, literature and art ---

Online Books, Poems, References, and Other Literature
In the past I've provided links to various types electronic literature available free on the Web. 
I created a page that summarizes those various links --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm

Bob Jensen's threads on libraries --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm#---Libraries

Open Book Publishers --- www.openbookpublishers.com
Interesting business model with fee-based print editions and free electronic versions of each book

Free Electronic Literature --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm
Free Online Textbooks, Videos, and Tutorials --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm#Textbooks
Free Tutorials in Various Disciplines --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob2.htm#Tutorials
Edutainment and Learning Games --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/thetools.htm#Edutainment
Open Sharing Courses --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

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Political Quotations on February 28, 2021

Differences between COVID-19 vaccines, summarized in a simple table that you can take to your vaccination appointment ---
COVID vaccines compared in 1 table: Effectiveness, side effects, more (businessinsider.com)
Jensen Comment
The ultra cold storage requirements for the Pfizer vaccine may change from what is listed in this article ---
Up here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire we can't be too fussy about the type of vaccine we get. The problem is one of getting an appointment to take whatever vaccine is available. My wife and I qualify as being over 65 and were lucky to get a vaccine appointment almost an hour from where we live, Our second shot of the Pfizer vaccine is not until March 27, almost two months following the first dose.

How does the Johnson & Johnson vaccine compare to other coronavirus vaccines? 4 questions answered ---

Good News Tidbits

MIT:  Ten Breakthrough Technologies --- 2021

Stanford University:  Executive Bonuses Might Work Better Than You Think ---
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People Wearing Glasses With Masks 2-3 Times Less Likely to Be Infected With Covid-19 ---

Digitize Old Slides, Negatives, and Photo Prints with These Converters ---

Video:  Here's How the Rover Got to Mars in 2011

Bob Jensen's threads on learning with disabilities ---

Australia has a mobile shower and laundry service for the homeless ---

This hydrogen paste has a similar range to that of gasoline and could revolutionize the transport industry ---
Click Here

Social Security Spousal Benefits ---

Argentina Will Be the First South American Country to Legalize Abortion ---
Not everybody will agree this is good news, but I think it is good news when abortion is legalized


Bad News Tidbits

Monash University academic’s article retracted over plagiarism ---

United will pay $49 million to settle air mail fraud case ---

Weak accounting standards enable Illinois budget deficit ---

New York’s $300 billion of other post-employment benefit (OPEB) debt from state and local governments exceeds $16,000 per resident, dwarfing all other states on a per-capita basis ---
No sweat. Congress will print enough money to bail out all the blue states' debt.

Failure to report cryptocurrency (think bitcoin) on your tax return can lead to trouble with the IRS even if you owe no 2020 tax on your investment ---

Some investors face ‘colossal’ losses on U.S. Treasury bonds as yields surge ---
Jensen Comment
The biggest losers may be progressives who want to issue tens trillions of dollars in more debt to fund social programs like Medicare-for-All including for migrants arriving through open borders, free long-term nursing care, forgiveness of student debt, free college, guaranteed annual income, bailout of blue states, housing for the homeless, more food stamps, reparations, etc. Interest on government debt is becoming a ever bigger component of the budget, and rising government interest costs spell disaster for new borrowing to fund new progressive initiatives. To prevent U.S. Treasury bonds from becoming junk bonds, progressives may have to greatly scale back on spending initiatives in order to prevent hyperinflation in the USA. Printing tens of trillions of dollars instead of taxing or borrowing would be an inflationary disaster. Taxing the economy for tens of trillions of dollars would be self-defeating. The 2020 campaign promises of progressives are beginning to look more and more hopeless. Borrowing tens of trillions of dollars is looking more and more bleak. Our new Senate budget leader Bernie Sanders, at the height of his 2020 presidential campaign, promised nearly $100 trillion dollars in progressive spending initiatives.

How to Mislead With Statistics
Why Was The National Polling Environment So Off In 2020?
The bottom line is that we really don't know. We have far more excuses than reasons.

How to Mislead With Statistics
Epic miscalls and landslides unforeseen: The exceptional catalog of polling failure ---

Mexico Backs Off of "Green Energy;" Begins Expanding Coal Use ---

Woke Teachers Now Trying to Cancel William Shakespeare ---

Kroger says Seattle's hazard pay law has raised labor costs and is forcing it to close 2 more grocery stores ---
At issue is whether local governments can dictate wages in the local public sector, especially when the dictated wages in the private sector are higher than those of the public sector (think police, firefighters, school teachers, garbage haulers, etc.). One problem is that it leads to wage differentials across geographic regions for identical work. Another problem is that it weakens union power to negotiate wages when government sets wage/benefit levels. Another problem is differential power. Seattle's city leaders may dictate wage increases for small numbers of Kroger employees, but they dare not mess too much with Amazon that hires tens of thousands of employees in Seattle. An Amazon decision to move would be a disaster for Seattle

Kroger stands by decision to close Long Beach markets as community rallies in opposition to city leaders dictated $5 per hour hazard pay increase for grocery workers --- "
Keep in mind that companies do not pay these dictated wage increases. These wage increases are passed along to customers in the form of higher prices when the stores do not close. Customers may also pay more when store closures reduce competition in the local markets.

The Guardian:  Alarming surge’ in anti-Asian violence across US terrifies community members ---
NPR:  Why are some blacks attacking Asian American?

Why Biden and Krugman Are Wrong about the $15 Minimum Wage ---

Rare Earth Elements --- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare-earth_element
China Targets America’s Rare Earth Vulnerability ---


Karl Popper --- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Popper
A powerful cadre of scientists and economists sold Karl Popper’s ‘falsification’ idea to the world. They have much to answer for ---
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The Greatest Art Heists of All Time ---

New Mexico Governor Allegedly Spent Thousands In Taxpayer Money On Groceries, Liquor, Dry Cleaning: Report ---

Conor Friedersdorf: Stand Against Left-Wing and Right-Wing Political Correctness ---
Bob Jensen's threads on political correctness ---

Biden's Manufacturing Plan Is $700 Billion Worth of Protectionism ---

Local and State Government:  Budget gimmicks continue, says founder of Truth in Accounting ---
If you teach budgeting be sure to teach about the gimmicks as well.

Minneapolis push to defund police backfires after residents complain of slow response times, increase in crime ---

Accountants Behaving Badly: E Is for Embezzlement, This Lady Is a Wreck, Records Destruction! ---

Stanford's faculty votes for new policies designed to reduce the number of admissions from wealthy families ---
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Having wealth is becoming more and more of a scarlet letter. If you have good academic credentials it's better to be black, poor, male, a liberal activist, and disabled. The same applies to applicants wanting to join the faculty.

The City of Chattanooga reportedly fired a worker for allegedly burning books written by conservative authors ---
Maybe he's just trying to get into Stanford.

The scientists told us three years ago we had 12 years to avert the worst consequences of the climate crisis. We are now three years gone, so we have nine years left,
John Kerry warned that we have nine years left (to save the earth) throughout a CBS interview February 19, 2021.
Joe Biden appointed John Kerry as the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate ---

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Special_Presidential_Envoy_for_Climate Jensen Comment
I don't think a majority of scientists agree on the time window or how much humans can do to avert disaster in those nine years.
Is 2030 the deadline to save life on earth?

Yellen said President Joe Biden favors boosting taxes on companies and signaled openness to considering raising rates on capital gains. However, the administration is steering clear of proposing a wealth tax ---
Janet Yellen Favors Higher Company Tax, Signals Capital Gains Worth a Look - Bloomberg
Some states are proposing wealth taxes, notably California and New York. Some billionaires (think Elon Musk and Larry Ellison) are already fleeing both states for various reasons, including fear of future wealth taxes.
Always remember that companies don't pay taxes as long as those taxes can be passed on to customers and/or shifted to off shore tax havens. For example, many wealthy individuals avoid federal income taxes by living in Puerto Rico for at least six months every year.

We looked at nations in Europe that many of them tried wealth taxes as of the mid-1990's. i think it was 14 nations in Europe that had a wealth tax and the now it is down to four. France modified its wealth tax this past year to kind of scale it down and part of that is the idea of found that when you raise taxes on wealth, it does not necessarily earn as much income for the government as you hope or expect, because people -- very wealthy people find a way to shelter their assets ---

NYC transit heads want triple the number of extra cops in subways ---

San Francisco Criminals Now Targeting Residents Due to Lack of Tourists, Say City Officials ---

Bill Gates funnels $1 MILLION to push 'math is racist' narrative ---

Jensen Comment
Students who no longer take algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus in high school while also avoiding these subjects in college limit their career alternatives in science, engineering, math education, and other technical disciplines requiring up through at least calculus. Some of the better business schools even require calculus.

What happens for university graduates at Michigan State who took two "practical" math courses in place of more abstract mathematics?
Has this become a way of watering down the curriculum to make it easier for weak students in general to graduate?

MIT:  What is an “algorithm”? It depends whom you ask ---

Bitcoin --- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin 

Tesla's stock is now 'heavily tied' to the fate of bitcoin after the company's $1.5 billion purchase ---

Tesla's $1.5 billion purchase of bitcoin last month means the company's stock is "heavily tied" to the digital currency,

Tesla stock has dropped 21% since it announced its purchase of bitcoin earlier this month.

"It's 'buckle up the seat belt time' again for Tesla's stock with more volatility on the horizon," Ives said.

Cornel West --- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornel_West
Cornel West claims Harvard University 'disrespected' him by denying him tenure ---

Scholars Talk Writing: Who Really Wrote Your Textbook?

Turns out some academics use ghostwriters, but even the many who don’t use them depend on good editors.

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about collaboration. All of my published books, including a novel, have benefited from having smart, supportive editors and readers by my side from the very beginning. I still had to wrangle words onto the page, but knowing I had someone to scrutinize a manuscript helped me finish and made the work infinitely better.

It’s lonely work, this writing business. Thinking is even harder. Even if Einstein didn’t actually utter the statement the Internet credits him with — “No problem can be solved by the same consciousness that created it” — we cling to that quote because it rings true. We all need others to point out the holes and missteps in our work. That’s why they’re called blind spots.

Because I started my career in publishing, I don’t consider myself particularly naïve about authorship. But last fall I was shocked to learn — during an online panel discussion on ghostwriting, put together by the creative-writing program I teach in — that some scholars do not write their own books. On the panel were two women who said they made a good living as “collaborative writers,” as well as a tenured academic who had written a book with one of them.

Textbook companies have long employed developmental editors to wrestle information from teams of experts into readable prose. University press editors often help scholars structure their arguments. Agents help authors write book proposals all the time.

Editorial work on trade books may not look much different from what dissertation chairs do for advisees, but there’s a giant exception: The product matters more than the process. And that’s where, if you have a big idea for a book — and a platform to get it out to large numbers of readers — you might be able to interest a company in hooking you up with someone who can translate your ideas into best-selling prose. It will package the book and sell it to one of the big publishers for a boatload of money. That’s what happened with the academic and the writer on the panel.

To learn more about this process, and about jobs that our creative-writing students might be able to apply for, I talked with one of the panelists: Jenny Davis, who earned a master of fine arts from the University of Iowa in 2011.

Continued in article

Jensen Comment
In some disciplines it takes a village to keep up with all the annual changes in rules, court cases, new laws, etc. Examples include financial accounting, auditing, and income taxation. Keeping up with the needed revisions is almost harder than writing the first edition, especially when end-of-chapter content must be drastically revised each year. Writing great up-to-date problems and cases is harder than writing chapter content.

The Open Syllabus Project Visualizes the 1,000,000+ Books Most Frequently Assigned in College Courses ---

This economist has a plan to fix capitalism. It's time we all listened ---
Thank you Jagdish Gangolly for the heads up.

Jensen Comment
There are two types of financial risk in R&D. That government pays for a lot of the financial risk in "Research" is well known since much of the  basic "Research" in universities and private/public sectors is funded by government funding for which there is no direct return to the government for its funding of research grants. But the "Development" funding risk is often borne by investors in the private sector. My best recent example is how corporate investors took on most of the "Development" risk of our most successful Covid vaccines to date.

Past government funding of basic virus research had a lot to do with the invention of Covid vaccines. A German biotechnology developer, BioNTech, partnered with the USA's Pfizer to conduct clinical trials, finance, and produce its covid vaccine ---

BioNTech is the initial developer of the vaccine, and partnered with Pfizer for development, clinical research, overseeing the clinical trials, logistics, finances and for worldwide manufacturing,[32] with the exception of China, where the license to distribute and manufacture was purchased by Fosun, alongside its investment in BioNTech.[33][34] Distribution in Germany and Turkey is by BioNTech itself.[35] Pfizer indicated in November 2020, that 50 million doses could be available globally by the end of 2020, with about 1.3 billion doses in 2021.[

Note that various governments  took on the financial loss of funding of basic virus research. But it was the private sector that took on the development risks. Shareholders would've lost billions of dollars had those development labs and very expensive clinical trials failed.

Government often benefits indirectly rather than directly from its many gambles in basic research. For example, to the extent that Covid vaccines restore the plunging economy governments benefit from the restoration of our economic systems. Tax revenues would go down the tubes if Covid vaccines developed in the private sector failed.

There are also countless examples of where corporate investors lost on high-risk development ventures.   

In February 2020, pharmaceutical companies Roche and Eli Lilly announced that two experimental drugs they had developed for Alzheimer’s disease had failed in clinical trials. Roche’s drug, gantenerumab, and Eli Lilly’s solanezumab joined more than 100 other potential Alzheimer’s drugs that have flopped, including aducanumab, a much-heralded drug from Biogen ---  

On the Past and Present of Reproducibility and Replicability in Economics ---

On the Lack of Reproducibility and Replicability in Academic Accounting Research ---

Forwarded by Auntie Bev

The current population of Earth is around 7.8 Billion.

For most people, it is a large figure, that is all. However, someone has condensed the 7.8 billion in the world into 100 persons, and then into various percentage statistics. The resulting analysis is relatively much easier to comprehend.

Out of 100:

11 people are in Europe 5 people are in North America 9 people are in South America 15 people are in Africa 60 people are in Asia

49 live in the countryside 51 live in cities

12 speak Chinese 5 speak Spanish 5 speak English 3 speak Arabic 3 speak Hindi 3 speak BengalI 3 speak Portuguese 2 speak Russian 2 speak Japanese 62 speak their own language.

77 have their own houses. 23 have no place to live.

21 are over-nourished 63 can eat full meals. 15 are under-nourished 1 ate the last meal, but did not make it to the next meal.

The daily cost of living for 48 is less than US$2.

87 have clean drinking water 13 either lack clean drinking water or have access to a water source that is polluted.

75 have mobile phones 25 do not.

30 have internet access 70 do not have conditions to go online.

7 received university education 93 did not attend college.

83 can read 17 are illiterate.

33 are Christians 22 are Muslims 14 are Hindus 7 are Buddhists 12 are other religions 12 have no religious beliefs.

26 live less than 14 years 66 died between 15 - 64 years of age 8 are over 65 years old.

If you have your own home, eat full meals and drink clean water, have a mobile phone, can surf the internet, and have gone to college, you are in the miniscule privileged lot. (in the less than 7% category).

Amongst 100 persons in the world, only 8 can live or exceed the age of 65.

If you are over 65 years old, be content and grateful. Cherish life, grasp the moment. You did not leave this world before the age of 64 years like the 92 persons who have gone before you. You are already the blessed amongst mankind.

From the Scout Report on February 19, 2021

TEXTADEP--- https://orbitalquark.github.io/textadept/
Textadept is an extensible programmer's editor with a design that focuses on minimalism and speed. Following a pattern similar to the venerable "emacs" editor, Textadept uses a small core written in C that wraps a Lua interpreter that provides a base for building and extending the editor. The author strives to keep the C portion under 2000 lines of code and the Lua portion below 4000 lines of code. In the author's benchmarks, Textadept consumes 15 MB of memory on start up, growing only to 20MB when opening several dozen source files, with negligible CPU usage even when under heavy usage. Despite this small size, Textadept has built-in support for more than 100 different programming languages, a theme system, and an auto-completion system. Extensive technical documentation on Textadept's internal APIs will allow more technical users to customize the editor essentially however they like. The Textadept user manual provides a Getting Started section, followed by a more in-depth description of the editor's various features. The Download section of the Textadept site provides installers for Windows, macOS, and Linux systems.

SIGIL EBOOK --- https://sigil-ebook.com/
Sigil is a cross-platform EPUB ebook editor. It provides full support for the EPUB 2 specification and is currently being extended to support EPUB 3 as well. Sigil itself offers source code editing and a preview view, but a companion application called PageEdit can be installed to also provide WYSIWYG editing features. Sigil is able to import documents from plain text and HTML format, with automatic syntax checking and code cleanup available as optional steps in the import process. The FlightCrew plugin can be used to ensure that the documents produced comply with all the requirements of the EPUB standards. The Sigil GitHub site provides installers for Windows and macOS systems. Linux and BSD users can locate Sigil installers in their system's package repositories.

Free Online Tutorials, Videos, Course Materials, and Learning Centers

Education Tutorials

Open Book Publishers --- www.openbookpublishers.com
Interesting business model with fee-based print editions and free electronic versions of each book

Bob Jensen's threads on education links ---

Engineering, Science, and Medicine Tutorials

Video:  Why the speed of light can't be measured ---
Thank you Jagdish Gangolly for the heads up

Robots Reading Vogue Magazine ---

Conservation 101 ---

Conservation Biology Institute --- https://consbio.org/

Conservation Biology for All --- https://conbio.org/publications/free-textbook/

Conservation Careers Science --- www.conservation-careers.com

Learning Session 53:  Indigenous Peoples & Community (conservation science) --- www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHgGmTV-mlc

Bob Jensen's threads on free online science, engineering, and medicine tutorials are at --http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm

Bob Jensen's links to free courses and tutorials --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

Social Science and Economics Tutorials

Ninth Circuit Confirms Role of Efficient-Market Theory in Loss Causation ---
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Thank you Wm. Dennis Huber for the heads up

Black History Quiz ---

Bob Jensen's threads on Economics, Anthropology, Social Sciences, and Philosophy tutorials are at

Bob Jensen's links to free courses and tutorials --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

Law and Legal Studies

Open Book Publishers --- www.openbookpublishers.com
Interesting business model with fee-based print editions and free electronic versions of each book

Bob Jensen's threads on law and legal studies are at

Math Tutorials

Bob Jensen's threads on free online mathematics tutorials are at
Scroll down to Mathematics and Statistics

Bob Jensen's links to free courses and tutorials --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

History Tutorials-

Penn and Slavery Project ---

Black History Quiz ---

Black CPA Centennial celebrates first Black CPA ---

Women Accountants at Haskins & Sells During the 1920s The Pioneering Career of Jennie May Palen ---

Open Book Publishers --- www.openbookpublishers.com
Interesting business model with fee-based print editions and free electronic versions of each book

Interesting Old Photographs ---

Maps of Home --- https://moriartynaps.org/maps-of-home/

The Greatest Art Heists of All Time ---

Bob Jensen's threads on the history of women in accountancy ---

Bob Jensen's threads on history tutorials are at http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2.htm
Scroll down to History
Also see http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm  

Bob Jensen's links to free courses and tutorials --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/000aaa/updateee.htm#OKI

Language Tutorials


Bob Jensen's links to language tutorials are at http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookbob2-Part2.htm#Languages

Music Tutorials

Bob Jensen's threads on free music tutorials are at
Scroll down to Music

Bob Jensen's threads on music performances ---

Writing Tutorials

The 69 Pages of Writing Advice Denis Johnson Collected from Flannery O’Connor, Jack Kerouac, Stephen King, Hunter Thompson, Werner Herzog & Many Others ---

Bob Jensen's helpers for writers are at http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Bookbob3.htm#Dictionaries

Bob Jensen's threads on medicine ---

CDC Blogs --- http://blogs.cdc.gov/

Shots: NPR Health News --- http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots

Updates from WebMD --- http://www.webmd.com/

February 18, 2021

Kids' Robust Immune Systems May Shield From COVID

COVID Deaths High When Hospitalized With Diabetes

Take a Painkiller Before Your COVID Vaccine?

'Adaptive' Yoga Opens This Practice to Everyone

UK to Infect Healthy Volunteers in Challenge Trial

Seattle Woman, 90, Walks 6 Miles In Snow for Vaccine

Tougher State Gun Laws, Less Teen Gun Violence

U.S. Life Expectancy Drops 1 Full Year Due to COVID-19

Biden Administration Changes Vaccination Timeline

February 20, 2020

A Third of COVID Survivors Have Long-Haul Symptoms

Winter Storms Delay 6 Million COVID Vaccine Doses

CDC Chief Lays Out Attack Plan for COVID Variants

Want a Vaccine With That? Drive-Thru COVID Shots Recommended

Women Don ‘Granny’ Disguises, Try to Get COVID Shots

Fauci: U.S. Sticking with 2-Dose Vaccine Regimen

Drinking Too Much During the Pandemic?

Heart Damage Seen in Many Hospitalized With COVID

Communities of Color Struggle to Get Vaccines

February 22, 2021

Heartburn Raises Odds for Esophageal, Larynx Cancers

500,000 Americans Now Dead from COVID-19

U.S. COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop to November Levels

California Priest Dies After Church COVID Outbreak

FDA Warns of Potential Pulse Oximeter Inaccuracies

Black Doctors COVID Consortium Conducts ‘Vaxathon’

Detroit Adds Impaired & Disabled to Vaccine Priority

Pfizer Starts COVID Vaccine Trials In Pregnant Women

New Hope for Better Macular Degeneration Treatments

February 23, 2021

Vaccines Targeting Variants Won’t Need Long Trials

Transplant Patient Dies After Getting Covid-Infected Lungs

Heartburn Raises Odds for Esophageal, Larynx Cancers

500,000 Americans Now Dead from COVID-19

Study: Teachers Play Role in School COVID Spread

U.S. COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop to November Levels

California Priest Dies After Church COVID Outbreak

FDA Warns of Potential Pulse Oximeter Inaccuracies

Black Doctors COVID Consortium Conducts ‘Vaxathon

February 24, 2021

Tiger Woods 'Lucky to be Alive' After Los Angeles Wreck

Guys, Exercise Helps Aging Hearts, Testosterone Won't

Why Some 'Super Ager' Folks Keep Minds Dementia-Free

New Jersey Legalizes Marijuana Use, Decriminalizes Possession

COVID-19: Is It Time for Optimism?

Tens of Thousands of Virus Species Live in Your Gut

Ways COVID Is Changing Americans' Values

Loss of Smell From COVID Can Last Many Months

Vaccines Targeting Variants Won’t Need Long Trials

February 25, 2021

COVID in Pregnancy, Higher Odds for 'Preemie' Delivery

J&J Vaccine May Block Spread of Coronavirus, FDA Says

Will New Federal COVID Guidance Lead to Open Schools?

Cancer Patients Worry Pandemic Will Impact Care

COVID No More Deadly for People With Asthma

Exercise May Help Curb Migraine Attacks

Fauci: Americans May Need to Wear Masks Through 2022

White House Working on Possible Mass Mailing of Masks

Pfizer & Moderna Are Increasing Vaccine Supply


February 26, 2021

U.S. Nursing Home Deaths Decline Sharply

CDC: Gym Sessions Without Masks Can Spread COVID-19

Longer Allergy Season, Pollen Travels Farther

Masks Vital to Stopping COVID at Gyms

New Coronavirus Variant Surging in California

What Happened to Flu Season?

New Coronavirus Variant Found in NYC, Northeast

Why Is Liver Cancer More Lethal for Black Patients?

Mediterranean Diet Could Keep Aging Brains Sharp

February 27, 2021

White House: COVID-19 Numbers Take a ‘Concerning Shift’

Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds May Help Fight Severe COVID

L.A. County OKs Grocery, Pharmacy Worker ‘Hero Pay’

COVID: Mental Health 'Epidemic' in Communities of Color

Most Severe COVID Cases Tied to Four Conditions

Face Shields May Cut COVID Spread in Hair Salons

Moderna Variant Vaccine Ready for Clinical Trials

U.S. Nursing Home Deaths Decline Sharply

CDC: Gym Sessions Without Masks Can Spread COVID-19



People Wearing Glasses With Masks 2-3 Times Less Likely to Be Infected With Covid-19 ---

Humor for February 2021

Forwarded by Jim Martin

A mother was listening to her little boy working on his homework in the kitchen. The little fellow said, “Two plus two, the son-of-a-bitch is four.” “Two plus three, the son-of-a-bitch is five.” His mother asked him where he had heard such a thing. He said, “My teacher told us that is how you do math.” The somewhat confused mother called the teacher and asked her if that is what she had said. The teacher laughed and said, “No Mam, I said two plus two, the sum of which is four."

A Heart Warming Lawyer Story --- https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3936809/posts

One afternoon a lawyer was riding in his limousine when he saw two men along the roadside eating grass. Disturbed, he ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate.

He asked one man, "Why are you eating grass ?" "We don't have any money for food," the poor man replied. "We have to eat grass." "Well, you can come with me to my house and I'll feed you," the lawyer said.

"But sir, I have a wife and two children with me. They are over there eating grass under that tree." "Bring them along," the lawyer replied.

Turning to the second poor man he stated, "You may come with us, also." The other man, in a pitiful voice, then said, "But sir, I also have a wife and six children with me!" "Bring them all as well," the lawyer answered. They all entered the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as the limousine. Once under way, one of the poor fellows turned to the lawyer and said, "Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us with you."

The lawyer replied, "Glad to do it. You'll really love my place. The grass is almost a foot high."

Come on . . . did you really think there was such a thing as a heart-warming lawyer story? Look at Congress -- over 300 Lawyers!!!


Forwarded by Auntie Bev

I'm glad I learned how to do parallelograms in high school instead of how to do my own income tax returns. This comes in so handy during parallelogram season.

"Psychotherapist" is one word, not three words.

Here in America older folks get phone calls from from caring people in India people wanting to make sure that Medicare buys us back braces, neck braces, skin care creams, etc. Up here in Sugar Hill they even wanted to send a back brace to a woman laid out in a funeral parlor. Now that's really caring a lot.

Masks are great for whispering swear words to irritating people without having them punch you in the nose.

They say we can have gatherings of eight people without issues. I don't know eight people without issues.

We should have people who deliver Amazon packages trained to give the Covid vaccine. The entire population of the USA would be immunized by Saturday (Thursday if you have Prime).

You're weight would be perfect if you were only eleven feet tall.

Pharmacist:  You may experience the side effect of pain in your arm or wrist, but that's just from trying to get the cap off.

Here's how to tell if you're young or old when you fall.
If people laugh you're young.
If people run to help you you're old

Humor February 2021 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book21q1.htm#Humor0221.htm

Humor January 2021 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book21q1.htm#Humor0121.htm  

Humor December 2020 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book20q4.htm#Humor1220.htm

Humor November 2020 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book20q4.htm#Humor1120.htm

Humor October 2020 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book20q4.htm#Humor1020.htm  

Humor September 2020 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book20q3.htm#Humor0920.htm 

Humor August 2020 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book20q3.htm#Humor0820.htm 

Humor July 2020 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book20q3.htm#Humor0720.htm 

Humor June 2020 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book20q2.htm#Humor0620.htm

Humor May 2020 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book20q2.htm#Humor0520.htm

Humor April 2020 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book20q2.htm#Humor0420.htm   

Humor March 2020 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book20q1.htm#Humor0320.htm  

Humor January 2020 --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book20q1.htm#Humor0120.htm

Tidbits Archives --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/TidbitsDirectory.htm

More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and Stories

Click here to search Bob Jensen's web site if you have key words to enter --- Search Site.
For example if you want to know what Jensen documents have the term "Enron" enter the phrase Jensen AND Enron. Another search engine that covers Trinity and other universities is at http://www.searchedu.com/

Online Distance Education Training and Education --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Crossborder.htm
For-Profit Universities Operating in the Gray Zone of Fraud  (College, Inc.) --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/HigherEdControversies.htm#ForProfitFraud

Shielding Against Validity Challenges in Plato's Cave ---

The Cult of Statistical Significance: How Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives ---

How Accountics Scientists Should Change: 
"Frankly, Scarlett, after I get a hit for my resume in The Accounting Review I just don't give a damn"
One more mission in what's left of my life will be to try to change this

What went wrong in accounting/accountics research?  ---

The Sad State of Accountancy Doctoral Programs That Do Not Appeal to Most Accountants ---


Bob Jensen's threads on accounting theory ---

Tom Lehrer on Mathematical Models and Statistics ---

Systemic problems of accountancy (especially the vegetable nutrition paradox) that probably will never be solved ---


World Clock --- http://www.peterussell.com/Odds/WorldClock.php
Facts about the earth in real time --- http://www.worldometers.info/

Interesting Online Clock and Calendar --- http://home.tiscali.nl/annejan/swf/timeline.swf
Time by Time Zones --- http://timeticker.com/
Projected Population Growth (it's out of control) --- http://geography.about.com/od/obtainpopulationdata/a/worldpopulation.htm
         Also see http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/P/Populations.html
Facts about population growth (video) --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMcfrLYDm2U
Projected U.S. Population Growth --- http://www.carryingcapacity.org/projections75.html
Real time meter of the U.S. cost of the war in Iraq --- http://www.costofwar.com/ 
Enter you zip code to get Census Bureau comparisons --- http://zipskinny.com/
Sure wish there'd be a little good news today.

Free (updated) Basic Accounting Textbook --- search for Hoyle at

CPA Examination --- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cpa_examination
Free CPA Examination Review Course Courtesy of Joe Hoyle --- http://cpareviewforfree.com/

Rick Lillie's education, learning, and technology blog is at http://iaed.wordpress.com/

Accounting News, Blogs, Listservs, and Social Networking ---

Bob Jensen's Threads --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/threads.htm 
Current and past editions of my newsletter called New Bookmarks --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookurl.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Tidbits --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/TidbitsDirectory.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Fraud Updates --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudUpdates.htm

Online Books, Poems, References, and Other Literature
In the past I've provided links to various types electronic literature available free on the Web. 
I created a page that summarizes those various links --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm

Some of Bob Jensen's Tutorials

Many useful accounting sites (scroll down) --- http://www.iasplus.com/links/links.htm


Bob Jensen's Sort-of Blogs --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/JensenBlogs.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called New Bookmarks --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookurl.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Tidbits --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/TidbitsDirectory.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Fraud Updates --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudUpdates.htm

Some Accounting History Sites

Bob Jensen's Accounting History in a Nutshell and Links --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/theory01.htm#AccountingHistory

Accounting History Libraries at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) --- http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/accountancy/libraries.html
The above libraries include international accounting history.
The above libraries include film and video historical collections.

MAAW Knowledge Portal for Management and Accounting --- http://maaw.info/

Academy of Accounting Historians and the Accounting Historians Journal ---

Sage Accounting History --- http://ach.sagepub.com/cgi/pdf_extract/11/3/269

A nice timeline on the development of U.S. standards and the evolution of thinking about the income statement versus the balance sheet is provided at:
"The Evolution of U.S. GAAP: The Political Forces Behind Professional Standards (1930-1973)," by Stephen A. Zeff, CPA Journal, January 2005 --- http://www.nysscpa.org/cpajournal/2005/105/infocus/p18.htm
Part II covering years 1974-2003 published in February 2005 --- http://www.nysscpa.org/cpajournal/2005/205/index.htm 

A nice timeline of accounting history --- http://www.docstoc.com/docs/2187711/A-HISTORY-OF-ACCOUNTING

From Texas A&M University
Accounting History Outline --- http://acct.tamu.edu/giroux/history.html

Bob Jensen's timeline of derivative financial instruments and hedge accounting ---

History of Fraud in America --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/415wp/AmericanHistoryOfFraud.htm
Also see http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Fraud.htm

Bob Jensen's Threads ---

More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and Stories

All my online pictures --- http://www.cs.trinity.edu/~rjensen/PictureHistory/


Professor Robert E. Jensen (Bob) http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen
190 Sunset Hill Road
Sugar Hill, NH 03586
Phone:  603-823-8482 
Email:  rjensen@trinity.edu