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Right in the middle of today's White House Coronavirus briefing I saw this news bulletin that Universal, the studio not the theme park, was announcing that their new release films starting this Friday, will go directly to stream as well as theater. Well, since no more than 10 people can gather together in any venue and orders are out to specifically/temporarily close down movie theaters, the 10-person order is moot. Movie theaters are closed all over the U.S. So you couldn't see new films there if you wanted to. You will now buy the movie stream for all new films through various streaming services only. Okay, what does this mean? It means what has been looming on the horizon for awhile, the projection of movies in movie theaters is doomed, dying, and soon will be over. The other day, before the madness began, my wife and I saw in Walmart an eighty-two inch 4K monitor for under $700. Get a $150 Sound Bar and you have a great system. The other studios will follow this first-day …
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HOUR BY HOUR THE SITUATION IS CHANGING, GETTING WORSE
This is my take on what is going on with the Coronavirus sitch. Below is a message I just sent to a friend:
The President's speech tonight...NBA is shutting down the season...Angela Merkel told the German Parliament that up to 70% of German Population is going to get the virus, that's 50 million people...over 2,000 new cases alone in Italy. This is some serious shit that is going on. Do you have emergency supplies, are you stocking up? I hope so. Just heard that Tom Hanks and his wife both have contracted the virus, they are in Australia but you know that everyone in Hollywood who has interacted with him in the last month are going to try to remember how close they have been to him and his wife in the last month. And we hear from the CDC this is going to get worse. Damn. This is biblical in its nature and scope.
I hope you are making some preparations and are stalking up with supplies. I suggest you go to coronavirus.gov to…
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STORM MOVING IN
11:00am MST 3/9/20
The Dow is now down almost 2,000 points...in a single friggin day. The bottom has dropped out of the oil market. Corona confirmed cases at 111,400 and deaths at 3,842. States around the U.S. and the world declaring States of Emergency. Schools and Universities closing down. Fed may take us down to ZERO percent. Even the old men and women of the Congress considering shutting down for awhile. And on and on... This is nutso.
What is going on? Is this God's retribution or just a lot of bad shit hitting all at once.
All of us should not panic. I was going to say we should go about our every day business but that is becoming more difficult. We went yesterday to our local WalMart, we are here in southern Arizona, and there was crowds, pushing, cutting-off, grabbing for items with a vengeance, and just an overall bad attitude of most people in the store, even the cashiers.
Major events where crowds of people gather are shutting down one by one. Security a…
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https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/05/health/epa-disinfectants-coronavirus-trnd/index.html

As a public service here is a list of some of the disinfectants that the EPA recommends to kill the Coronavirus that is of such great public interest these days:

Here are some of the registered disinfectants on the EPA's list: Clorox Multi Surface Cleaner + Bleach Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Disinfecting Spray Lysol brand Heavy-Duty Cleaner Disinfectant Concentrate Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist Lysol brand Clean & Fresh Multi-Surface Cleaner Purell Professional Surface Disinfectant Wipes Sani-Prime Germicidal Spray The link of above will take you to the full CNN article and at the bottom of the article you will see a link that will take you to the full EPA list. It is long, dominated by Clorox and Lysol products...no surprise there.

My take on the whole virus issue? Yet more proof that we are not in control of this planet. We are temporary inhabitants scurr…
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FYI:

NEW WEBSITE, Landing Page with the covers and links to Amazon for my new series of Short Read books. Dozens of new books will be added in the coming months. Short Read Books...All Kinds. https://www.howtoshortbooks.com






I just heard that New York State just banned the use of single-use plastic grocery and shopping bags. Well Good on Them. Almost 20 million people live in the state so it is time for them to start using reusable bags...like the ones at www.grocery-bags.com. Almost 1,000 images and designs now available on Zazzle. Check it out: www.zazzle.com/zoozwear


Thank you for hangin' in there with me.
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My new "SETI" series of Amazon Short Reads is now underway. First Short Read, Volume 1, is now up on Amazon. A new read for Book One, for the following four volumes, will be posted every Monday starting next week. Book Two and Book Three of the "SETI Trilogy" will then follow. To access Book One, Vol. 1 on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/SETI-Short-Read-Book-One/dp/B0851M4F3B/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=Frederick+Fichman&qid=1582602981&sr=8-4
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2-22-20

NEW and JUST RELEASED. My entire "SETI" trilogy has been converted to Short Read Books on Amazon. Each book will be approximately 60 pages long and 18,000 words. The new Short Read Books are a new concept from Amazon and "SETI" will now be part of that program. "SETI, Book One, Volume 1" has just been released on Amazon in both Kindle and Print. A total of 12 Short Read Books will be published every week on Amazon.com. You can still purchase all three books and the Anthology. The Short Form Books make for an easy read in what has been described as Coffee Break Books. 

Check it out:


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0851WPXH1/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=Frederick+Fichman&qid=1582361530&sr=8-4