Covid in the time of good weather

Number 44 of the Series

Whilst we sit self-isolating in our homes, practising social distancing and streaming our favourite stage-to-screen adaptations, it may come as a comfort to know that the Bard himself went through similar periods of quarantine. Not only that, but some of his greatest work may well have been influenced by his experiences.

When plague hit London in 1592, theatres across the city closed down. They remained dark for virtually the entirety of this outbreak, lasting from the autumn of 1592 to May 1594. Even our predecessor, the original Elizabethan Rose Theatre, shut in 1593. London’s theatres closed once again when another severe bout of plague hit from April 1603 to April 1604. During these times, the only option for Shakespeare’s company and other actors was to tour the provinces. With no demand for new plays, the 1592-94 plague led Shakespeare to turn to poetry, and he is thought to have written narrative poems Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece during this time.

But what of the references in his stage work? Romeo and Juliet, believed to have been written around 1595, contains the famous line from Mercutio, “A plague o’ both your houses!” Written post-1603, Timon of Athens sees the title character isolate himself in a cave after cursing all Athenians by wishing a plague upon them. He even goes as far as to invoke, “Breath infect breath, / at their society, as their friendship, may / merely poison!” A little dramatic compared to today’s social distancing measures.

King Lear, highly likely to have been written between 1605 and 1606, could well have been influenced by the 1603-04 crisis or possibly even the big outbreak in the summer of 1606. If Shakespeare wrote the play in quarantine, it certainly shows in Lear’s desolate outlook as he cries into the storm, “Vengeance! plague! death! confusion!” Another of the playwright’s tragedies written around this time, Macbeth, again sees disease infiltrate the language he uses. When Macbeth is unsure about killing Duncan, he fears the repercussions which may arise to “plague the inventor” – that they might quite literally infect him.

So as you wonder when this will all come to an end, just remember it is very possible that some of the greatest theatre came from similar epidemics (and be grateful that, unlike in Shakespeare’s day, no one is coming to board up your house with you in it to prevent the disease spreading!) Before we know it, just like the Globe, the Rose will reopen stronger than ever. In the meantime, let the Bard end things on a cheerier note with this line from The Two Gentlemen of Verona: “Hope is a lover’s staff; walk hence with that / And manage it against despairing thoughts.”

Bullshit, there were no police in the way we think of police in those days and what you could get away with you got away with and nobody any the wiser, there being a limit to what the secret spies could gather to tell each other about.

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These days its is impossible to imagine what a rural country the world was back then. You coud say to yourself: I will do so and so and my charm and position will protect me. And money will change hands if that won’t work.

I hope that Luis has not got Covid. They say, now, that there is a kind of toxin attached to masks. Of course the sensible liars insist we are sheep to believe such a thing. Who would think anyone would do that?

Sensible money would not go along with either party if they didn’t have to. Both agree that the chances of getting it are minimal and the those getting it are unlikely to die.

In which case you are free to excuse yourself and do whatever you wish.

Is that not “really so”?

No. You can only do what you are capable of and what you are capable of depends on, as you say, your brother as much as you. Once you make your mind up to do such and such you can only do what you want until you change your mind. So I must let you: Do what you do and hope to god it works.

Or not as the case may be.

Be careful.

from Gab: Dr. Dan Stock explains how the current measures to combat COVID-19 do not work. He spoke at the Mt. Vernon school board meeting.

Be doubly careful.

The cracks of the collapse might be the “explosions heard by inhabitants of Dutche Bank, WTC7, Towers 1 and 2 and others as well.

In other words all reinforced concrete buildings in the region of the metal fatigue poison in Manhattan will have been affected and Governor Cuomo is keeping a lid on it by blackmailing the crooks responsible.

Would that explain why they let him hang. How did he escape prosecution for mass murder for his mishandling Covid?

What Secrets will be Uncovered at Champlain Towers South Collapse Site?

We look at its Foundation.

IIRC the diurnal tide of the land mass involved is more than 2mm each day, thus the building is liable to compaction once or twice each day, depending on the tides in the region. (I think it could be once a day where the sea rises 3 feet daily. In Britain it varies twice daily over 6 to 30 feet a fortnight.)

The bangs and cracks reported on another Youtube channel are reminiscent of the explosions heard in the demolition of the World Trade Center.

I am not a nice man; I should have asked to be made loving rather than wise, since I am only an empty drum without love. That does not mean you can afford to ignore me. This shit will be uncovered all over the earth, everywhere where reinforced concrete has been employed, the cost to the rulers responsible will mean the banks and insurance companies will be desolate as foretold in the Book of Revelation.

If you want to know what is happening in the book of Revelation, I suggest you consult your friendly neighbourhood Jehovah’s Witnesses. Or the stuff Weatherlawyer/Michael McNeil has posted online:


Just thought:

> the building is liable to compaction once or twice each day,

the solid-earth tides in Florida… this is stupid and sounds childish but don’t let me stop you watching it

So is this: as the tides in Washington State are semi-diurnal in that they have one low tide and one high tide each day. I don’t have a Browns Nautical Almanac these days but if you can find an old copy it is worth reading the stuff in the back.

The tides rising and lowering 2mm each day will pump out 2mm of water each day. The compaction inherent with it, might lead to an error of pumping and consolidation over years. All this relates to the weather during the time of the generation of the Haitian earthquake on 12 January 2010(?) which can be found from the Met Office if you like hard work.

Real Stories: Brain Man: The Boy With The Incredible Brain (Superhuman Documentary) | Real Stories

An extraordinary documentary on the brainpower of Daniel T, the young Englishman who could be the world’s greatest mental athlete. Daniel is not just a calculating wizard, but also a memory champion and super linguist.

He speaks nine languages. Daniel, the oldest of seven children, has been able to do amazing calculations after an epileptic fit when he was 3 years old. He was even able to remember over 22,000 numbers in a public display of his ability. But how does he do it?

Leading scientists explore the extraordinary world of this real-life Rainman. Daniel’s psychological make-up is explored by Cambridge University autism expert Professor Simon Baron Cohen who delves into his childhood experiences in an effort to explain his remarkable abilities. In America Daniel meets other extraordinary people like himself, known as “savants” including Kim Peek, whose story was the basis of the movie “Rainman”. Brain scientists at the Salk Institute in San Diego, including Professor V S Ramachandra, are astounded at his skills and discover the key to Daniel’s ability is his visual imagery which his brain “sees” when he hears a number, this condition is known as synaesthesia. To show it’s not just numbers Daniel can remember, he also learns one of the world’s hardest languages, Icelandic, in just one week and gets interviewed on Icelandic TV after only 7 days of learning to speak it.


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Michael McNeil

Imagine trying to crack his email password

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Michael McNeil
yes that is the problem isn’t it

Why do such badly produced programmes always put musak on their shit?

Are we compelled to understand crappy history as it is made.

Miau Production
My Ex was amazing too. She can remember all the mistakes that I made.rowgler1

Ask this man to help decipher ancient languages, I think he could do it.

MaD Mat
So basically Daniel is breaking through the matrix and seeing the code itself… great.

1 day ago
I can understand the man who says: “it pops right in his head”. I used to remember everything I want to remember when I was small, I just need a keyword and I could remember everything that’s written on a page and the next few too, sometimes even the entire chapter. I still do but stress over the years has notched it down a lot.

Michael McNeil
What a pity you parents sent you to school. It is a pity too, that nobody really discerns the scriptures for what they are these days.

I’m actually really curious to now what he does for a living.

Michael McNeil
It will be clerking obviously; if he was genuinely clever he would come up with something useful, like how the tides work. There is nothing on the earth tides in Florida that I could find at first blush. They say they caused the death of an hundred people in Champlain Tower for instance.

He could at least do something about that. Paragraph

There is a lot from the time of Doogeson that could be used to follow the generation of Red Tides and repay HM Government, Hydrology Department for his education and make a nice little earner for himself as well.

It seems he is just a cypher. No offence intended but there is a difference between “having the tongue of the taught ones” and being good at maths. I imagine it is holy spirit he lacks.


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