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Double Masks? Heck, I Don’t Even Want to Wear ONE!

Can’t you just wait to double up then walk into that upscale party where people gather around you, gushing over your DOUBLE MASKS! Waiter, get me a drink, pronto!

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Here is the title of a new article in the increasingly horrible NY Times:

“Two Masks Are the New Masks: Double-masking is a sensible and easy way to lower your risk when you have to spend more time around others — in a taxi, on a train or plane, or at an inauguration.”

Do you ever just wonder if there are terrible people – people who are willing to lie at every turn, who think to themselves, “Let’s just keep making the rules more and more ridiculous and onerous and see what people will go along with?”

I do. I believe that they are going to push and push and push until someone – anyone! – actually stands up to the tyranny.

More looniness from the Times about how fashionable double masking is:

But the fashion trend that most excited me was the double mask! Double-masking is a sensible and easy way to lower your risk, especially if circumstances require you to spend more time around others — like in a taxi, on a train or plane, or at an inauguration. Pete Buttigieg, the former presidential candidate and now the nominee for secretary of transportation, was spotted double-masking. It appears he was wearing a high-quality medical mask underneath a black cloth mask. His husband, Chasten, was sporting a similar double-masked look, but with a fashionable plaid cloth mask that coordinated with his winter scarf.

Ooooh, a FASHION trend! Can’t you just wait to double up then walk into that upscale party where people gather around you, gushing over your DOUBLE MASKS! Waiter, get me a drink, pronto!

Here’s my take. If you are in the demographics for whom the virus is more dangerous and you want to wear a mask, bravo! Go for it. But for those who are younger and healthy, you shouldn’t be forced to wear a mask, as there are many doctors who believe it to not be healthy, no matter how FABULOUS you would look!

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Staying Sane in Tumultuous Times

Focus on the long-term to give yourself the opportunity to consider humanity from a better vantage point

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These days, it’s easy to open a newspaper, log on to the web, flip on the TV, or tap your smartphone to quickly find news from around the world that are not to your liking. If this happens to you once a day, consider yourself lucky. For most people, it happens multiple times a day.

It’s important in times of stirring change to remember that all we can do is all we can do. Become the master of your own domain and that will be fine. Open up your intellectual kimono to every other issue that comes your way, and you’ll soon feel frustrated and defeated.

Equanimity Matters

Here are four tips that you can put into place now to maintain some semblance of equanimity throughout the course of the day, week, month, year and your career despite what news comes down the pike.

1.  Pick a handful of causes or issues that you choose to follow and/or support. You can’t be on top of everything and can’t give your heart out in all directions. Narrow the field to what really matters to you and then give yourself permission to dive deeply into those issues.

2. Don’t waste any time sparring online with others or trying to convince anybody else of your viewpoint when it’s clear that they’ve already dug in their heels. It’s fine for people to arrive at consensus, but it’s a mutual process. If one party is too heavily invested in achieving a particular outcome, when the other is not, pretty much nothing is going to happen.

3. Give yourself a recurring rest from current events. That in turn helps to alleviate some of your stress and anxiety. You’ve likely got decades to go in this life. You don’t want to dissipate too much more of your time on issues upon which you can do nothing. Pick your spots, stay true to your interests, and recognize that it will be all right. You can take time away from the information maelstrom. There is no cosmic scoreboard in the sky detailing whether or not you’ve kept pace hour by hour or day by day. You deserve a break today. Give yourself some time without tuning in.

4. Recognize that breaking news, as well as fads and what is currently trending, has a way of going by the wayside quickly. Rather than get caught up in the minutia of popular culture, focus on long-term trends. For example,

* Where is humanity heading?

* What will the health be of the typical adult 10 years from now?

* What major milestones are likely to be accomplished within the next decade?

Vantage Point

By focusing on the long-term, rather than fads or current events, you give yourself the opportunity to consider humanity in the world from a better vantage point.

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Polish president to Tucker: Family is the foundation of every nation

Polish president Andrzej Duda weighs in on accepting refugees and encouraging couples to have children through pro-family policies.

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Tucker interviews the President of Poland.

I confess that when I was a kid, Polack jokes were a thing. In retrospect, I have no idea why they were a thing. Because the nation of Poland has shown itself as one of the most honorable on the globe.

And that Tucker was able to snag an interview with the president of that country … has me perhaps more excited than maybe I should be.

Trending on PolitiCrossing.com: A Declaration of War, Long in the Making

In tonight’s episode of his show, Tucker explores with the president of Poland the country’s immigration and family policies, and Poland’s dealings with the Biden administration. Highlights include:

“As we look around the United States, we often think, had a better country ever been led by worse people? Probably not.”

The president of Poland confessed, “There are a lot of lies being spread about Poland, and first and foremost, what some representatives of the Polish opposition are saying about the current Polish government is totally untrue.”

He continued, “People are happy with their government right now. They think that this government cares for their interests, that this government keeps electoral promises, and this is why they were reelected. But of course some representatives of the opposition are really furious, because they are not able to win elections.”

Andrzej Duda added, “Family is the foundation of every nation. Everything is based on family. Therefore, the support which we offer families … is key importance.”

Watch the video below and tell us what you think in the comments.

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