Petri Dish USS Roosevelt 16% infection rate in young, healthy soldiers-nine in hospital, one dead with allegedly no underlying health conditions

April 22, 2020

 

My uncle who is a physician interestingly commented on one of my FB feed posts that if you’re young and healthy go back to work (everyone else keep doing what you are doing in staying at home). He cited the USS Roosevelt (petri dish) that there were 5,000 exposed and 800 positive (That makes it a 16% infection rate). He said 250 were sick (that means 550 were asymptomatic or unharmed of those infected).
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In this case it was 70/30… 30% got sick…
There was one death (Chief Petty Office, Charles Thacker Jr age 41, with allegedly NO UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS)….
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A photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows Chief Petty Officer Charles Robert Thacker Jr., 41, of Fort Smith, Ark., assigned to the USS Theodore Roosevelt, who died from the coronavirus Monday, April 13, 2020, at U.S. Naval Hospital Guam. (U.S. Navy via AP)

In my opinion, this is the best case scenario ….ONLY for the young and healthy and one UNLUCKY 41 year old, healthy man.
WHAT about us as a big chunk of the population not young and many not healthy?
We are largely untested destined to be either asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic.
WHAT 30% of us are going to get sick at…
WHAT expense and to…
WHAT extent?
This is WHAT keeps me up at night.
Texas is one of the first trying to open up and second to last in the US for Covid testing.
For those thinking that the recent findings showing more people with the virus antibodies therefore making the death rate much lower is to be forewarned that the tests could be picking up the NON novel corona viruses aka regular flu antibodies…so there is another….WHAT we don’t know until reliable and mass testing is available, and then we don’t know how long and to what extent our antibodies provide protection from reinfection.

Judge Glen Whitley finger pointing-how NOT to protect the TEXICANS in a Pandemic

April 8, 2020
Here is an exchange on Messenger about what is considered an Essential Worker during a pandemic….and building a school is not one of them when health care workers and general Texans’ lives are at risk…documented citizens or not!
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Equip Arlington Convention Center for COVID Quarantine NOW!!

April 5, 2020
We have no control measure to keep those testing positive in quarantine!!!
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This lady lives near West Division St I’m told….says she thinks she caught it at the theater in mid March cuz she did not go anywhere else. 
dividion st sick lady
My worry is that she does not have anybody to care for her and will need to go out for groceries.
I do not trust we have the resources for trace back and since we have no measures to control those walking around infectious, we need to get our act together.
When will the Arlington Convention Center be ready to either care for hospital overflow or to mandate that the infectious spend their quarantine there?

(Covid)Mass Gatherings Should Not Happen Before Christmas 2021, Here’s the Math Why

March 30, 2020

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April 18 2020 UPDATE using 10% infection rate and 2% conservative death rate.

Something smells off……no I haven’t lost my sense of smell and positive for the virus ..not yet! China has four times the population than the United States and yet our deaths are NINE times theirs!

I’m not trying to be a fear monger, so people that tend to comment without giving critical direction on where my math is incorrect or why my estimates are not conservative.. go away… I’m just crunching some numbers here using a conservative infection rate and a conservative (known cases) death rate estimate. So here goes….12% of people tested globally for the Coronavirus so far have tested positive (2,178,149/18,161,936=12%). Say the infection rate is only 10% conservatively… with China having a 1.4 billion population, they would eventually have one hundred and forty million people there testing positive.

If the death rate for those positive were dying at say a *conservative 2% rate, that would be an eventual 2.8 million deaths there once the virus “Burns Through” its 10% infectious rate (140,000,000 x .02 =2,800,000) in China.

They recently increased their deaths by 1,300 (50%) for a total of 3,869 deaths.
https://www.google.com/…/china-wuhan-coronavirus…/index.html

*Per the above aformentioned article, China’s current cases are at 50,333 with 3,869 deaths which equates to a 7.7% death rate of “known” cases (3,869/50,333=.0768), which is why I call my 2% death rate OF KNOWN CASES conservative in addition to what John Hopkins says the U.S. has per capita…..

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/18/trump-touts-us-wins-against-coronavirus-lower-capi/?utm_source=onesignal&utm_campaign=pushnotify&utm_medium=push

“Of the 10 countries with the most COVID-19 deaths, the U.S. has the second-lowest per capita mortality rate at 5.3% per 100,000 people, according to an analysis by Johns Hopkins University”.

Since China is three months ahead of the United States in this, I wanted to see how “finished” they are with this virus since they have seen a decline and have since relaxed and open up their businesses.
Dividing their current deaths by expected deaths, (3,869/2,800,000=.00138) they are ONLY .14% done with the virus. I then applied the same math to the United States’ population (329,410,596), infection rate (10%), and same death rate (2%) and I see that based on the current U.S. deaths of 34,522, that we are 5.2% done with this virus (u.s. population 329,410,596 x .10 infection rate=32,941,060 expected positive cases in the United States x .02 death rate = 658,821 expected U.S. “eventual” deaths).

Why is it that we are 37 fold ahead of China in being done with expected deaths? (.14 x 37=5.18) Something really smells. They either greatly understated their deaths, or we are greatly ineffective with our mitigation efforts thus far.

Since we have accumulated 34,522 deaths in 30 days roughly here in the U.S., to get us to a 5% “done-with-burn-through-eventual-death-rate”, applying that to the element of time would take us at LEAST a year and a half to get to 100% done. (1/.05=20 and 600days/30days=20 so that 600 days/365 days in a year=1.6 yrs to be done with eventual deaths).

Arlington TX analysis using 10% infection rate with 2%  death rate of those eventually infected:

Arlington population rounded up 400,000 x .10= 40,000 projected infections

40,000 infected x .02 death rate= 800 projected eventual Arlington TX deaths

With three verified deaths in Arlington as of 4/17/20, we are .4% done with eventual projected deaths (3/800=.00375)

https://www.theshorthorn.com/coronavirus/covid–tracker-here-are-the-latest-updates/article_a18591e4-6edf-11ea-98b9-439f60589082.html?fbclid=IwAR3J332QiWp2TmRD4mReoThp54y5v3srP4mCI6kTj-2cR7xlDl7D-22g0ZY

If you recall the CDC recently revised down the number of expected U.S. deaths from the one to two hundreds of thousands “if we do everything perfectly” it was coined.

So even with my conservative/yet seemingly high numbers, could my 658,821 expected eventual U.S. deaths represent deaths we’d see without social distancing and PPE mitigation?

I’m trying to see the bigger picture in the long haul. If anything this analysis serves to make a case for all of us to comply with following social distancing for the next two years, wearing your masks, and hand washing.

If my conservative, yet higher than CDC eventual death numbers represent UNNECESSARY deaths without mitigation, then….. mass gatherings shouldn’t happen until just before Christmas of 2021. We can do this ya’ll!

 

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At the end of March in 2020, I based this post on a 25-50% (eventual)  infection rate: with a headline “1,000-6,800 expected Arlington TX COVID deaths with at least 20,000 residents needing hospitalization”

Pandemic, Covid-19, deaths are estimated to represent .25% – 1.7% of the population of Arlington residents based on some key mathematical inputs; one of them being that Arlington is estimated to have 400,000 residents.

The 25%-50% infection rate, and the 1%-3.4% death rate as well as the hospitalization rate of 20% for those infected are from the March 29, 2020 article…….

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https://www.nola.com/news/coronavirus/article_e33c0cf0-7090-11ea-b3da-53f5ab31dd4b.html?utm_medium=notification&utm_source=pushly&utm_campaign=desktop_push,

With the infection rate ranging from 25%-50%, that puts 100,000-200,000 Arlington citizens infected. This only represents those tested and “KNOWN” covid cases.

Of those infected, 20% will need hospitalization for an average of 11 days each. That means our hospitals that are not serving overflow from other cities, would need to prepare to……

admit TWENTY to FORTY THOUSAND Arlington residents.

T H I S   I S   W  H  Y   W E  S H O U L D  W E A R   S O M E   T Y P E  O F  M A S K 

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V U N E R A B L E   P O P U L A T I O N  from the rest of us!

Those vulnerable besides the elderly are those with diabetes 41%, obesity 28%, heart/lung conditions, immuno-compromised and chronic kidney disease 31%, among others (of which 5% is those with no underlying health conditions). https://www.fox8live.com/2020/03/28/ldh-diabetes-leading-underlying-condition-covid-related-deaths/

THIS is why we are sheltering in place to “flatten the curve”. That way we don’t all come in at the same time needing IV fluids, or more critical services related to acute respiratory failure.

Of those going critical, the deaths can range from 1%-3.4% (however in my own tracking, with each passing day, the death rate goes higher. This could be already showing that the hospitals cannot keep up like in Italy. Italy’s death rate was 8.4% on 3/19/20 and as of 3/30 it is at 11.4%!!)

Apply your 1%-3.4% death rate to the infection rate of 100,000-200,00 citizens, and that is how I arrived at an estimated death toll ranging from 1,000-6,800 Arlington Citizens.

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Each one of us preventing a person from being infected, helps to relieve the burden off of our hospital workers on the front lines risking it all…their own health….and their own families health!

Any questions?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COVID “Recovered” TESTING should be priority to protect ESSENTIAL WORKERS-Remove Vulnerable from front lines

March 25, 2020
FACE IT AMERICA, the window of opportunity to test for COVID-19 and pluck out those positive from circulation into quarantine works only BEFORE the virus has taken hold in communities. Once it is at the community spread level, you MUST GO TO PLAN B!!

We need to be all running on the premise that we have been infected already….and should only be going out for supplies or working essential jobs if we know for a fact we already had it.

We need the fast results, immunity titer test more than we need the COVID tests because people should already be self isolating and seek medical attention when symptoms become severe (high fever, worsening cough, shortness of breath).

The test to show if you have built up antibodies can show you’ve already had it, recovered, and can replace those that are vulnerable in these essential jobs… Whatever it takes to decrease the need for hospital beds and keep our hospital personnel from being overwhelmed!

BEHOLD…
More details here, https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/03/new-blood-tests-antibodies-could-show-true-scale-coronavirus-pandemic?fbclid=IwAR3D1QCqWw_qiS-A3g3CGPv8bgny6CmYC2wF0kzqcRC-FHoNEv_oa04_FVc
ATTN UTA affiliates help to make this a reality to use our labs more effectively to keep the economy and hospitals going.
There is no use testing people with symptoms as those asymotomatic are just as dangerous to the general public working essential jobs.
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Subject: Fast track to swap our vulnerable essential workers for those with markers of immunity…story here! How can UTA help?

Mount Sinai researchers develop test for coronavirus antibodies

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We need to have those that recovered from mild symptoms replace the vulnerable at essential jobs.

When they called for retired nurses and doctors to get back to work that is another way to tax the hospital system cuz this people they need to be cared for then!

Logic prevailing does not seem to be in play we are trying to save the vulnerable and the economy at the same time but we’re putting the vulnerable on the front lines.

 

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If the goal is to flatten the curve, don’t put the VERY people that will tax the hospitals In harm’s way!

Construction as an Essential Job during Pandemic is LUDICROUS unless constructing make-shift hospitals

March 23, 2020

https://youtu.be/wl6xmnDbHdQ

As a cancer survivor, running construction work during a pandemic is quite concerning for any foreman/superintendent who has no access to bottled water or hand sanitizer for his workers.

Per the Dallas directive the six foot distancing requirement is relaxed for so called temperature takers. That is also another point of concern since digital thermometers aren’t readily available either during a pandemic as is the PPE needed to be getting close to take the temperatures. I read where Walmart employees were making employees sign a statement daily that they certify to be temperature free…using the same ink pen!

YES we are in a pandemic…the small stuff…WE SHOULD SWEAT!

 

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Subject: Error on Shelter in place excludes per CISA construction
Dallas is to enact a shelter-in-place at midnight tonight which excludes residential and commercial construction workers per CISA guidelines.

Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce | CISA
Forcing non-essential work is contrary to the task at hand in flattening the curve to reduce the pandemic risk.

Please be more concise and communicate to Dallas and Tarrant counties that which is considered critical Construction…for ex erecting makeshift hospitals.
https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/

critcal infrastructure

My husband is having to report to work as they are building a new elementary school. The Hispanic Community dominates the masonry trade. Many return home to households with multiple families.

Six foot distancing is not possible with laborers supporting the bricklayers.
This is a recipe for disaster during a pandemic.

There is also confusion on temperature screening as to who is supposed to be conducting that with no PPE.

Please contact the public health officials in Texas to correct this error and save lives.

Residential and commercial work is non-essential during a pandemic disaster.

You need different guidelines for different types of disasters or have some explanation as to why RESIDENTIAL AND CONSTRUCTION work is considered essential…during a pandemic.

This letter will go to social media as well, in addition to any responses you may have to this correspondence.

Do the right thing, thank you.

Kim Feil

Commie Video Backfires with Info Backing Bernie

February 27, 2020

Please watch, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K2d3DMC6qyg, which convinced me how CONSERVATIVE BERNIE really is!

The one thing that is misrepresented in the video is that Bernie wants to nationalize healthcare, but actually he just wants to nationalize how it’s paid for. This informative video shows Bernie is aware of the successes and failures of socialism in different countries under different regimes, under different time frames. We need the best of both worlds to keep what we do here that’s working and to ONLY borrow  what WORKED in other countries.

If the United States as a superpower house can’t do a capitalism plus, then nobody can.

The oligarchy that we have here is not what the American people want, but it’s what the rich, elite billionaires need to stay in power…this video helps us with getting a revolution in understanding the pitfalls and the risks.

 

We are not poor like the countries in this video. If this is as bad as it gets for people wanting to scare people I’m not scared. Bernie still has my full support after this video because it shows he has done his homework over the decades.

One of my musical friends I have met through and Open Mic who teaches philosophy at a local University commented below it is worth the read…“We’re of course biased, Kim, but I too think he comes off well in this mini-documentary, especially if one knows about the relevant history. The history of US involvement in Latin American, for example, is a story of human rights violations on a colossal scale! This does not excuse Castro or Ortega, of course, for their own such violations, but any reasonable estimate puts the US and US-backed right-wing forces well ahead of any left-wing government in Latin America in terms of body counts and repression. 

The US has systematically backed the hindering or outright overthrow of even moderate leftist governments (e.g., Allende in Chile) all over the region since the end of WWII; it supported regimes that ended the free press and other civil liberties from the 60s to the 80s (notably in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Brazil).  And up to today, the US government is very selective in the human rights violations it pays attention to and those it ignores.  For example, it is vocal about Venezuela’s and nearly silent about Saudi Arabia’s, though the latter’s far exceed the former’s in scope, systematicity, and horror.  Any estimate of how well “socialism has done in the countries in which it has been tried” has, with the complicated exception of China, to factor in the extent to which the largest military and economic power in the world has interfered (the long, absurd embargo against Cuba being only the most well known example).

We absolutely do not have a clean experiment to look at, so the claim that “socialism has been shown not to work” is so fraught with ambiguity that it is pretty hard to assess. 

What we do have, though, are plenty of countries (e.g., Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and Western Europe, and the US itself to a considerable extent (esp. from 1945-1980)) that incorporated various social democratic/welfare state policies (universal healthcare (not in the US obviously), public infrastructure projects, publicly funded higher education, pensions, protections for workers, paid vacations, maternity and paternity leave, and so on) shielding these socially essential things from the vicissitudes of the market and its well known failures and tendencies to produce inefficiencies and to create perverse incentives. 

Otherwise, yes, let the (non-crony-capitalist, non-oligopolized, non-monopolized) competitive market thrive. There is no need for the government to take over the provision of beer, wine, sandwiches, or guitars, Cadillacs and hillbilly music!  (I boldfaced for emphasis)

The video is right that there are (and have been) some Scandinavian politicians and economists who would like to reduce the extent of their welfare states, but this is hardly a hugely popular position in those counties (though the video provides very little information about why the center-right government of Finland resigned in 2019, making it sound like there must be some serious growing dissatisfaction with its healthcare system–that is not the case, nor are such resignations in a parliamentary government like Finland’s as dramatic as they sound, given our home political context). 

Indeed, the video is right, the Scandinavian systems have a large, successful capitalist sector, but their social democratic “welfare state” components are what have made them such desirable places to live.  Capitalism alone can only do that in the fever dreams of people who have read too much Ayn Rand or Milton Friedman. 

Bernie is not advocating a fully planned economy; he’s not advocating the nationalization of the main sectors of the economy.  The video is generally right about these points, though at one point it seems a bit ambiguous, and at another it wrongly says he is for the nationalization of the healthcare system–he is not: he is only for the “nationalization” of how it is paid for. 

The nationalization of medical insurance is not the nationalization of hospitals, pharmaceuticals, and medical equipment manufacturing; and it does not make doctors and nurses into government employees (no more that Bell Helicopter, etc., employees are government employees, even though so much of their money comes from government contracts).  (Moreover, to comfort our rich friends, we might note that Bernie is not talking about banning private healthcare insurance for elective procedures or banning the private practice of doctors who prefer to be paid more (than the government pays) by rich clientele for the very same procedures.) 

So it does seem to get Bernie roughly right and not to be hateful in its presentation :  he’s against authoritarian socialism; he’s pro-democracy; he’s pro-civil liberties; he’s not calling for abolishing all private property; he’s not advocating an entirely planned economy; his model is Scandinavian social democracy (which has been very successful and has never devolved into either Venezuelan hyper-inflation or into Stalinism; yes, the tax rates are higher; but you get a hell of a lot for that). 

The argument of the video seems to be that even Scandinavian-style social democracy is bad because it puts a brake on the innovation, entrepreneurship, growth, and efficiency.  But this overestimates the contribution of key capitalist processes to the economy (versus, e.g., government subsidies to basic research, a functioning monetary system, counter-cyclical measures, buffering against market failures) and downplays the essential role of solidarity and the commons (key to having anything like a functioning market in the first place, as Adam Smith himself recognized). 

It also takes for granted that the way in which capitalist economists measure efficiency and productivity are actually good measures (and they are not necessarily, when you consider long-term social stability and well being).  And it also signals an implicit commitment to the sacrifice of the well being of other human beings (especially children) on the altar of “economic success” as defined by the business class and by an essentially individualistic “Randian” ideal (i.e., it’s basically social Darwinism masquerading as “altruism-in-the-limit”, after the Invisible Hand has done its winnowing work and rewarded those with real “merit” measured by economic success, of course).

What we are seeing now, in Bernie’s campaign, is just a kind of social democratic “correction” to an imbalanced capitalist economy, an imbalance that is the result of the trajectory Reagan helped set for it. 

In that sense, Bernie is not advocating anything particularly radical, just something humane and sensible.  Yes, the taxes of the the rich and upper middle class may go up, the more so as our capacity for high rates of economic growth continues to diminish.  But maybe, apart from the resentful and entitled rich used to socialism for the wealthy, we will come to feel like we are getting something worth a lot more than that money:  a sense of security, solidarity, and a refocusing on the things that really matter to human flourishing–like playing open mic nights at Truth Vinyl!” 🙂  END Philosophy teacher comment

There are also those that say the left needs to get a job and not take free hand outs….I say to that…..

I used to be Republican I get it..nobody wants to work hard and see some of the fruits of their labor go to what some perceive as downright lazy. 

What’s not fair is how much money we spend on defense spending.

What’s not fair is there are people that don’t drive but they have to pay for the roads and bridges. 

What’s not fair is the corporate elite make insane amount of salaries when they could be better paying their employees or reducing the final product price to all consumers.

 

What’s not fair is employers covering their employees portion of their premiums and passing a higher final price tag in the final product and when I buy that product, I help pay for someone else’s healthcare. 

What’s not fair is the Walmarts of the world hiring part-time help with no benefits… they go on Obamacare or food stamps because it’s not a living wage. And we have to pay to subsidize Obamacare and foodstamps.

What’s not fair is gutting the EPA and the corporations not having to spend as much on compliance; we get the final pollution product which adds to poor health which is a drain on the medical system.

What’s not fair is not having insurance or being underinsured which can end in bankruptcy… Then they go on food stamps, and qualify for housing subsidies

What’s not fair is when a single parent has to choose between working or not working because they cannot afford daycare, then they qualify for housing subsidies, Obamacare, and food stamps.

Whats not fair is when young, healthy people say I don’t need insurance, and their parents quietly s*** their pants thinking if their kids get sick they lose their retirement trying to save their child.

 

Sixty minutes interviewed Bernie. They asked him how he was going to pay for Medicare for all. He said a 4% tax on income over $29,000… but the offset is that you do not pay your co-pays, deductibles, or premiums. How much do you pay a month for your premium? What price would you pay a month to not worry about medical bills causing a bankruptcy?The defense spending is ridiculous…. 4% tax on income over $29,000 is a good bargain as the status quo costs more than Bernies plan.

The corporate welfare we give to corporations, (lowered from 35% to 21%) is an example of what Trump has done to not represent us, but his buddies.

The other corporate welfare is what we have been giving the fossil fuel industry industry in tax breaks while society bears the social and environmental costs. 

The lobbying that goes on in Washington serves to get people elected off of money the wealthy donated and the corporations (think ALEC) write the laws for the legislatures.

Trump gutted the EPA which is another form of welfare. Don’t you think Google and Amazon should pay corporate taxes? 

Then there is the overseas mechanisms where profits are hidden there to avoid taxation. The owners of these corporations make insane amounts of money when they should draw a salary that is not in the billions or millions… They should pay the workers more and or lower the profits so society can afford products.

If Medicare for all reduces employee health insurance premium costs, that too could lower the final price of products so all of society benefits. Roads and bridges benefit all of society (*so I do agree roads and bridges benefit all who don’t drive).

If people have assistance affording college, they are not a drain later in society.

The people of Walmart are on food stamps and have no health care benefits cuz most of the jobs are part-time. they are a drain on our system when they can’t afford health insurance.

Single mothers trying to work can’t afford daycare. If they stay home to take care of kids, then they get assistance… Must I go on?

There are efficiencies to be gained in providing a level playing field so that the wealth that people labor for is spread through society and not just to the top 1 to 2%. Otherwise your work is a slave labor wages either in hourly wage or in the absence of benefits that are either paid by the people buying more expensive products or by the people through their federal income taxes.

In the end…those that think we cannot improve the current rigged system because it will put us in the dark ages…needs to prove that making progress to a level playing field for all will land us in the dark and cold…without toilet paper.

 

 

 

 

GIF of crab eating strawberry incites 2020 challenge to save US

December 26, 2019

crab eating strawberry2_LIThis is so sad to watch as humans prioritize ourselves in the food chain at the top. Especially in relationship to climate change, we are already starting to see the poor be the first to hurt in ocean rise, flooding etc. Think of how the rich afford bunkers in the event of some catastrophic event. We now realize that the elite have already rigged the system in giving corporations a voice that is in detriment to our environment. The health of corporations have a priority status over humans in a sick game called capitalism. Even more absurd is how we spend our “time making money” and our “money buying products”, some that make us sick (example: obesity, heart disease, diabetes, COPD, zantac, fossil fuels, cell phones alcohol,…etc.) Over-consumerism is a zero-sum game to the environment as manufacturing unnecessary trinkets recklessly risk our limited resources and are destroying the delicate balance of our environment to support life (clean air, water, soil, carbon sinks). The elite rich have been buying our government lobbying for votes. With our silence, and our inaction to assemble and protest, we only have our collective selves to blame. Unless we act to change the status quo by destroying the rigged system, we are part of the problem and complacent to a food chain that will be our own demise in over consuming at the expense of a livable planet for humans, plants, animals, and sea life. #BeLikeGreta





Welcome White Rhino Coffee to Downtown Arlington TX

November 15, 2019

—– Forwarded Message —–From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>To: intake@parvinlaw.com <intake@parvinlaw.com>Cc: Victoria Myers <victoria.farrar-myers@arlingtontx.gov>; Helen Moise <helen.moise@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Ignacio Nunez <ignacio.nunez@arlingtontx.gov>; andrew.piel@arlingtontx.gov <andrew.piel@arlingtontx.gov>; Jeff Williams <jeff.williams@arlingtontx.gov>; Trey Yelverton <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; Mark Joeckel <mark.joeckel@yahoo.com>; barbara.odom-wesley@arlingtontx.gov <barbara.odom-wesley@arlingtontx.gov>; Tony Rutigliano <tony@urbanalchemy.bar>; Downtown Arlington <damc@downtownarlington.org>; Maggie Campbell <maggie@downtownarlington.org>; Cathy Stein <817artsalliance@gmail.com>; Alan Petsche <alanpetsche@gmail.com>; Alan Petsche <apetsche@aepetsche.com>; Arlington Music Hall <miriam@arlingtonmusichall.net>; Arlington Museum of Art <arlingtonmuseum@gmail.com>; bill.dodson@gmail.com <bill.dodson@gmail.com>Sent: Friday, November 15, 2019, 08:19:33 AM CSTSubject: White Rhino Coffee destined for Downtown Arlington
Please forward this email to Chris Parvin.
Chris, my name is Kim Feil. I volunteered as manager of the shop and activities next door to the Worthington Bank when there was a Pura Vida coffee shop called Local Color. This particular location was an offshoot of the South Side on Lamar (apartments) as a secondary location for community outreach as a coffee shop. The initial location in Dallas served in a ministerial capacity as an unconventional Lutheran church on the roof by Mark Tobias Joeckel who now manages the Arlington Music Hall.
Local Color was run by volunteers, and the coffee was by donation. We had monthly art shows, open mic, and a few store front street events in Downtown Arlington from 2003 to 2006. 
Afrer following Local Color to two other locations (Cooper Coffee) and then at the UTA Student Lutheran Center (where I painted a second site Local Color mural), I busked at the Arlington Farmers Market at 205 East Front Street which is now the home of what I call, Petsche Music Hall. I named it that because they have yet to name the building (although some people refer to it as the Black Box) across from Tipsy Oak.
I am affiliated with Pulse Dallas brainstormer and financiere, Attorney David L. Wiley. I have been attempting to get a similar program started in Arlington where the musicians are paid and strategically placed in areas with foot traffic in sidewalk performances.
I currently volunteer coordinate an open mic at Truth Vinyl records downtown across from Hooligans at 300 East Abram and invite you to come check out this really cool record store and meet the owners, Ric Delzell and Carol Anderson, who have graciously equipped their store with a stage, PA, and lighting system. Their community outreach provides a venue for free weekend shows and our weekly open mic on Thursday nights from 5 to 8 p.m.
I lead a busking group from the connections I’ve made through the open mic of all the talented musicians. Arlington Buskers is grounded with Arlington Nights, a musicians’ networking group, who meets monthly. Part of my role is to find new venues for our musicians.
We are extremely excited to hear about the transformation of the Worthington Bank to a new location for White Rhino Coffee! 
I am offering any assistance with booking musicians who appreciate new places to perform and hope you are open to offering your venue and street front as available to our local musicians.
Welcome to Arlington White Rhino Coffee!
Sincerely,Kim Triolo Feil817-564-2577

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FANatic Coverage of Phasing Out song by Motel Radio

October 16, 2019

FAN POST!!
We drove from Dallas TX to New Orleans and had access to Motel Radio’s home/practice studio on October 10th, 2019 After I parked my car just off of Dante St,……

and as I walked up to their door, I turned on my cell phone video and BAM …now YOU can watch the LIVE practice video of this song here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2jq9bqJuyw!

Shortly after recording this, they loaded in and headed to the Fillmore on Canal St.


Here is the link to their first music video of this song!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IeFARpuevU


This Phasing Out song is on their $7 CD you can buy HERE, http://motelradiomusic.com/index.php/product/desert-surf-films/

I’ve always called this the Bubblegum song, but as their biggest fan I can rename the song can’t I?


Lyrics found here https://www.musicbed.com/songs/phasing-out/24086

Always walking with a lonely dove
I choose to want you badly and
Baby I’ll be leaning all the ways that you do
Till I get my doubts

Thought I wanted us to pick up and get on with moving
But I keep on crawling
To the bottom of the ocean where we started
It’s a miracle that

I don’t mind if I can’t fight a feeling that I get
And I don’t mind if I can’t hide a feeling that I get

With you, that I get with you

Phasing out it isn’t easy to be honest
Cause I like your point of view
Now I’m wishing I could sit right down beside you
Maybe we could talk it through

I don’t mind if I can’t fight a feeling that I get
And I don’t mind if I can’t hide a feeling that I get

With you, that I get with you

Badadaa badadat badadaadaadaadadaa
Badadaa badadat badadaadaadaadadaa

I don’t mind if i can’t fight a feeling that I get
And I don’t mind if I can’t hide a feeling that I get

With you, that I get with you

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From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>

To: info@levittarlington.org <info@levittarlington.org>>

Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 11:03:54 AM CDT

Subject: Arlington resident opened show at Fillmore New Orleans, maybe have them at Levitt sometime?
Alan Petsche signed my son, Winston Triolo, when he was with youth band My Rude Awakening back in 2008 under the label, Aaron Avenue records, ♫ My Rude Awakening – My Rude Awakening. Listen @cdbaby
♫ My Rude Awakening – My Rude Awakening. Listen @cdbabyClick to listen at CDBaby

Winston now lives in New Orleans and was in a band while he was at LSU (and they opened for Weezer). Now he regularly tours with Motel Radio, http://motelradiomusic.com/index.php/tour/.
Here is my home video from last week at the Fillmore to get a feel of their feel good music, https://youtu.be/-N41xlGtSUY.
And yes I am their biggest fan, https://kimfeilgood.wordpress.com/2019/10/16/fanatic-coverage-of-phasing-out-song-by-motel-radio/.
Let know if you are interested in booking them for 2020 or at least have them be a back up show if something falls through. If they are not booked, I’d like to think they could make the trip with a couple/few days notice.
I copied Alan in the event he wants to have them perform the next time they tour at his 215 E Front St performance hall.  I just wish we could twist Alan to allow US Arlington folks to appropriately name it Petsche Hall; that way the name allows for name recognition (as justly deserved for all his contributions to the arts here in Arlington).

Sincerely,Kim Feil aka FANmom