60 Minutes

It's been said that 60 Minutes is America's TV magazine of professional journalism.. On the other hand, Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics often says that journalism in America has been dead for the last 15 or so years. I have been a devoted fan of 60 Minutes for many years. It's one thing to question whether journalism in 60 Minutes still exists, but I know for sure what doesn't still exist--and that is opinion letters from TV viewers. At the end of each show, 60 Minutes would read about 3 letters that commented on segments in a previous show. I would like to correct that omission by giving the opinions of at one individual--namely me.

April 4, 2021 (Easter Sunday)
1) The Distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccination-
* Biden Administration has set a goal of 90% of the USA population to be vaccinated by April 19th.
* Palm Beach, Florida is giving vaccinations. They are the only town in the county to give out vaccinations. West Palm Beach says they are ready and willing to give out the vaccine. 
* Mistakes have been made. Vaccine meant for the poor areas are instead going to the rich areas.
* Florida Governor Ron Desantis is trying to make sure the vaccine is available to all senior citizens.
* Rich folks from all over the world are traveling to Palm Beach to get their COVID-19 shots.
* Some folks have no problem getting their shots. They make an appointment, travel to where they have to go, then they get their shots.
* Others have difficulty making an appointment. Only 2% of blacks have been vaccinated; and only 3% of Hispanics are vaccinated. These groups make up 50% of the population.
* Places where vaccinations are available are 25 miles away.
* Publix is given responsibility for vaccinating the public. Publix is an active political campaign donor. They charge Medicare $40 for each person they vaccinate.

Comment 1: Joe Biden set a goal of April 19 when America will be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Will that mean America will go back to normal? No, according to Dr. Fauci. We will still have to wear masks to avoid spreading the disease to those who weren't vaccinated. There's also news from Israel that even though most of the people there have been vaccinated, that the disease continues to spread in that country.
Comment 2: The importance of the COVID-19 vaccine seems to have been blown all out of proportion. Not only do we absolutely NEED to get our vaccination as soon as possible, but there seems to be some kind of race war or class warfare of rich vs poor and white vs black. Those who are rich and white are getting their shots while those who are poor and black are not. 
Comment 3: It is still my opinion that Hydroxychloroquine is the best answer to the cornavirus problem. That, and staying warm, and taking your vitamins--especially vitamin c. 
Comment 4: I am having doubts that people in warm climates are in danger of the "dreaded" COVID-19. There is plenty of sunshine and plenty of ultraviolet rays to destroy the cornavirus germs and to keep everyone healthy.
Comment 5: Republican Governor Ronald Desantis of Florida seems to be the liberal MSM's new favorite target. There are reports that 60 Minutes edited the segment so that much of what Gov. Desantis said is missing. 
Darren Walker - President of the Ford Foundation
* Homosexual; but his partner died a few years ago.
* He believes that philanthropy in America needs a major rethinking.
* The Ford Foundation gives out $14 billion or 1,500 grants a year to groups like PBS (Public Broadcasting Station).
* They are trying to fight inequality.
* Darren Walker was born in Ames, Texas. He comes from a large family. His father won't see him. 
* He believes in capitalism even though the top few rich own more wealth than all the poor people at the bottom.
* He's trying to help in the aftermath of the COVID-19 epidemic. Theaters and others in the arts and crafts industry are closing and are in need of help.
* He says Americans must give up some of our privileges if we want to survive.

Comment 1: Darren Walker is a homosexual because, according to what I learned at one of the Armstrong churches services I attended, he had an indfferent, uncaring, and absent father. The elder who gave the sermon (Mr. Patrick Regord) used a text book in which the subject was carefully researched.
Comment 2: I am suspicious when I read that the Ford Foundation headed by a homosexual is trying to fight inequality. What is his ideal of "equality?" Is it that transgenders be allowed to use girl's bathrooms and to compete on girl's sports teams?
Survival of Castaways -
* A group of 6 school boys were stranded on a small island in the Pacific Ocean for 15 months in 1965.
* They stole a whaling boat and traveled 500 miles. They were in a storm in which they lost their sails and their rudder. They had no food or water with them.
* They came to a small volcanic island called Ata and wrecked the boat on the rocky shore. They thanked God for sparing their lives.
* They ate raw fish to satisfy their hunger; and they drank blood and eggs to satisfy their thirst.
* They learned to make fire and to keep it going.
* They prayed to God that they would return home.
* There was some fighting and quarreling between them when selfishness came upon them.
* An Australian sailor discovered their existence on the island.
* They learned that they were given up for dead back home. 
* Once they returned back home, they were arrested for stealing the boat.Eventually they paid for the boat.
* Thanks to a Dutch and a British author, their story is read by 17 million people.
* Rather than continue their education, they went their separate ways and obtained employment. One works for an Australian chef. Another became a pastor.

Comment 1: The Armstrong church spoke about most people having God and the Christian religion as their just-in-case religion. Those six adventurers weren't thinking about God when they stole the boat. They only started praying when their lives were in danger.
Comment 2: This story could have come out of the Bible. The six teenagers did wrong. God punished them for their wrong. They repented of their sin and asked God to spare their lives. God spared their lives and brought them back home again. Happy ending.

March 28, 2021
1) The Investigation of the Origins of the CORVID-19 Epidemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Was it the result of animal virus such as bats from caves or rabbits from the market place? The Communist Red Chinese government would not allow WHO to investigate. Communist Red China would do all the investigation and then make their determinations to WHO. There is no transparency. Communist Red China even claims that the virus originated from the USA. The Communist Red Chinese military is working along side with the Wuhan scientists to try to develop stronger and more infectious viruses. 

Comment: 60 Minutes admits that Communist Red China will not cooperate in helping the world recover from the COVID-19 epidemic. They are a secret society that is only interested in hurting America and our allies. They should be treated as a terrorist nation.

2) Boston Dynamics - manufacturer of robots. 
They are developing robots that run, leap, spin, and dance. They are made to resemble animals and humans with legs and feet which are able to traverse difficult terrain. Some robots like "The Cheetah" can run as fast as 30 mph. Robots are not independent. They need to be run by humans using remote control. Building robots is trial and error. For every success there are dozens of failures. The robotics industry is a marriage between bicycle technicians and engineers. The robotics companies seem to be losing patience with their product. They want something to market and make a profit on.

Comment: 60 Minutes said they had a hard time getting permission from Boston Dynamics to film their robots. We saw robots that walk, run, climb, spin, and dance. What we didn't see are robots that can kill. This web site give a sample of the drones and robots that both the US and Communist Red China are developing for future wars:
3) Dave Kindred - Sports Writer
He has interviewed Mohammad Ali the boxing champion. Ali use to call him "Louisville" after his hometown. He had been with him his entire career.
He's been in 40 Super Bowls, numerous Master Golf ternaments. 
He also likes reporting on the girl's High School Lady Potters. He says they don't pout and they don't b----, er, complain.
4) Outbreak Science - A forecasting agency for the beginnings of disease epidemics.

Comment: A map was shown picturing disease alert sites all along the Communist Red Chinese coastline as well as in other Pacific nations near Communist Red China. I am very skeptical about the reliability of these Communist Red Chinese sites.

March 21, 2021

1) Michael Sherwin is investigating the Jan. 6th assault on the Capitol. There are hundreds of law breakers he wants to prosecute. Ten percent of them were in some kind of militia. The demonstration started out with a carnival atmosphere with some people selling shirts and popcorn. Then the situation turned ugly as more militants joined the group. They had on military gear. One hundred thirty-police officers were attacked. The attackers used the kind of spray hunters employ to ward off bears. Two dangerous plots failed. There were found molotov cocktails with styrofoam. This would make them as painful as napalm. There were also pipe bombs found. The protestors say in their defense that they were there because President Trump urged them do what they did. Each of the offenders will be judged on whether or not there was an intent to do wrong. Everyone will be treated fairly under the law.

2) General Lloyd Austin - a black general in the military who made it to the top through a long slow process. He met resistance every step of the way. He mentioned the time he was with a group of officers. They all wore civilian clothes. Someone was looking for the general, and he passed right by him because he was black. Twice as many Hispanics receive dishonorable discharges than Hispanics. In order to be acceptable by whites in the military, a black must be smart, he must not be loud, he should not have good posture lest he appear muscular and threatening. The military is made up of 17% blacks, but of those blacks, only 8% of them are officers. Colin Powell was the previous black general. That was 30 years ago. Things haven't changed that much since.

Comment 1: Nobody complains about the majority of players in the NFL being black. 
Comment 2: "Birds of a feather flock together," as the old saying goes. Most whites want to be with whites; and most blacks want to be with blacks. I knew a young black woman who was a co-worker of mine in our office. She was the only black person in there. She was quiet and didn't talk much. But when another black woman came into our room, the both of them were chatting, smiling, and giggling non stop. That was quite a difference. Most of us were amazed!
Comment 3: In his early years, Stevie Wonder was interviewed by Dick Clark on his dance show. One of the questions he was asked was about his favorite singers. Stevie started with Ray Charles and named about 10 other singers. They were all black. How is it that a blind black singer only likes black singers? Someone had to teach him that this singer is a black and that he should like him; and that that singer is a white and he shouldn't really care about him.

3) Reopening Schools Before It Is Safe - One fourth of our students are still not in school because of COVID-19. 
How can we return them safely to school? We are collecting information in order to find some answers. 
The facilities are being wiped clean of germs. 
We are quarantining those students who have been in close contact with those who are COVID-19 positive. 
There are more transmission in elementary schools than in high schools. The use of "roomies" and "zoomies" in which students can be separated, and to learn with the use of cameras and microphones. The results of employing these "virtual" classrooms have been lower grades. 
Students need to interact without masks in music and cheerleading. Masks seem to be "political."

Comment: I feel the wearing of masks is ridiculous. Breathing through your nose is probably just as safe as wearing a mask. Young children under two years old are not required to wear masks from what I hear. Why not? Is it because it restricts the flow of air to the young person's nose and mouth? That's what I think it does to me. That's why you see all these football players and other athletics without masks. Another thing masks do is restrict your vision. I almost tripped and fell on my face last Sunday (March 21) because the mask I was wearing was partly blocking my view. It's probably why Joe Biden stumbled and fell on the stairways when he was boarding his plane. 

4) A Year Ago - And Now "The New Normal."
* Masks have to be worn.
* The streets are empty.
* People have to refrain from hugging. 

Comment: During the Obama Administration, America was hit by the swine flu which supposedly originated by (Guess where?) Communist Red China. Obama said of the COVID-19 epidemic that he would have much more than Mr. Trump did. What did Obama do for the swine flue. Answer: Nothing. He did nothing.
Here is a video of what South Dakota is doing about the COVID-19 epidemic:

March 14, 2021
1) Unusual efforts are being made to have COVID-19 testing kits become available like putting them in candy dispensers and at golf courses. Coronavirus will be difficult to eradicate. Three new strains of COVID-19 are developing. There's: (1) the UK variant, (2) the Brazil variant, and (3) the South African variant.

2) George Floyd was allegedly shot dead by white police in St. Louis. Kim Garner, a black woman, was elected on her promise to bring fairness. She said non-violent criminals should not be locked up. She said white home owners do not have the right to defend their homes with guns against rioters and mobs. She has received death threats. The out-of-control murder is at a 50-year high. There have been racial slurs on Facebook against blacks. Two police officers were fired for using racial slurs.

Comment 1: I don't know if this is a mistake on my part or 60 Minutes, but George Floyd was not shot by the police. He allegedly strangled by a policeman who kept his knee on his neck for eight minutes. There is evidence that the real cause of death was drug overdose.

Comment 2: Kim Garner said homeowners don't have the right to defend their homes with guns against rioters. This is a frightful state to be in the USA. For one thing, riots are becoming normal again just as they were during years during the Lyndon Johnson Administration. In these times as ours when people are less Christian, like in the Old West with bandits, train robbers, and cowboys-and-Indians. Only in today's world, Kim Garner says it's wrong for the good guys to use their guns to defend their homes. The following article is one example of how wrong this policy is:
This is a shocking case of two teenagers invading a poor defenseless mentally ill man in his home and setting him on fire. It is is pure evil. This is one of the reasons we have the Second Amendment - so that we can protect ourselves from ruthless and merciless killers such as these two teenagers.

In the days when Rudy Giuliani was mayor of New York City, the streets were safe because the laws on the books were strictly enforced. This is what we expect of our city, county, and state leaders. This is what is written in the Preamble of our Constitution where it says that we the people have a duty to establish justice and insure domestic tranquility. 

3) Best Band In The Land - Featuring the all-Catholic St. Augustine H.S. Marching Bank in New Orleans.

March 7, 2021
1) Poor people in Columbus, Ohio living through the COVID-19 recession. Joe Biden is ready to sign the third COVID-19 relief bill. Before, 24-year old Cortney Yodler was just hanging on with several jobs. Now, during the COVID-19 recession, she can’t find any work. Nine million jobs lost. The poor are unable to pay their bills. Needs of the poor include warmth for their bodies, tents, shoes, and clothes. They have problems like diabetes, skin issues, and hunger. One individual was without food for two days. National guard has to taken over food bank jobs because the normal employees can no longer get to their jobs. Many of the poor lives in cars and vans. It won’t be until 2024 before low wage jobs return.

Comment 1: That is only half the story. There are some states where there is no lockdown and no requirement for the wearing of masks. These states (like South Dakota, Texas, and Florida) are experiencing relative prosperity in constrast to Ohio, New York and all the other blue states.

Comment 2: The day will soon come when every one in the USA and the world will be vaccinated against COVID-19. Isn't that wonderful?!!! It sure is, boys and girls!!!

2) The search for a treatment for COVID-19- One possible drug would be fluvoxamine. It may be ready for FDA approval, but it can cause nausea in some patients.

Comment: The drug hydroxychloroquine that is used to treat malaria has also been found to be a treatment for coronavirus. It is not only effective but it is also cheap. Which is probably why the second largest Hydroxychloroquine manufacturing plant was bombed in Taiwan. If there's one thing Big Pharma (the pharmaceutical companies) hate, it's a cheap cure for anything.

3) Artemis - the US space program to send American men AND women back to the moon. The moon rocket will produce 8 million pounds of thrust at launch. The US has plans to build a space station in orbit around the moon. It will be called Gateway. The number of astronauts in NASA numbers 9 men and 9 women. The question 60 Minutes raised was, “Why go back to the moon?” The answer is that ice was discovered at the south lunar pole. We go there to stay. 60 Minutes wonders why a capitalist nation like the USA practices socialism when it comes to the space program. It should be for private companies. Delays on SLS launch. It will cost $2 billion for each launch. Reusable rockets have been flown eight times. 

Comment: 60 Minutes has a very cold attitude about the US space program. "We've already been to the moon. What's the point of doing it all over again?" is their reasoning. So we've discovered ice at the south pole of the moon. "Big deal! Is that why we should go back to the moon?" 60 Minutes might ask. The main reason is because space is the new high ground. We cannot allow Communist Red China and Russia gain advantage over us in space.

Our secondary goal in space should be to mine the Asteroid 16 Psyche in order to eliminate our disgraceful $25 trillion debt.  

Another criticism of 60 Minutes is that the SLS moon program has suffered delay after delay. It started in 2011, but here we are ten years later, and not one SLS rocket has been fired from earth. The first scheduled launch of the SLS rocket is for November 2021. Will we see the first liftoff of the SLS rocket this November, or will it be further delayed? We'll see.

4) White supremacy movement - race war. Shoot minorities without facing the law.

February 28, 2021
1) Millions of Americans are still waiting for their COVID-19 shot. Johnson & Johnson is joining two other pharmaceutical companies to produce the vaccine. Five hundred thousand people have died from COVID-19 so far. Three hundred thousand Americans have been vaccinated. The demand for the vaccine far outstrips the supply. The neediest get the vaccines. The goal is to vaccinate 100 million by July. The scope of the project is comparable to a moon shot program.  A 94-year old man is on borrowed time. "When am I going to get my shot?" Americans are asking.
Comment 1: Even with every American vaccinated against the coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci tells us that we will still have to keep wearing our masks.
Comment 2: One authority commented (which I have long been suspicious of) is that Communist Red China afflicted us with the disease along with the rest of the world. Now they are profiting from it by selling us the masks, the vaccines, and whatever else we need to cope with it.
Comment 3: This is my personal opinion more than anything else. Maybe I'm right about this--that COVID-19 is more of a hysteria than a disease. This 60 Minute segment strongly suggests that Americans are impatient for a vaccine that will provide complete immunity from COVID-19,and that life will return to normal once this is done.  

2) An Iranian strike against a US base at Al-asad in Iraq.  All of the servicemen crawled into bunkers that were made to hold 10 people. A total of 27 missiles were fired at the base. There were no causalities, but hundreds of the soldiers experienced headaches, vomiting, and traumatic brain injury.
Comment: There may not have been any casualties in this attack, but the story is far from over. One serviceman said the headaches occur every day. Many with this sort of injury have resorted to suicide. So it's not that there weren't any casualties, it's that they haven't occurred yet. 

3) Colson Whitehead - black American writer and winner of several awards including two Pulitzer prizes. He authored books on the underground railroad.

February 21, 2021
1) Threats against judges. Threats are increasing. Killer of woman judge’s son searched for information on the judge from the Internet. Since that time, 4,200 threats have been posted on line against judges. Trump tweeted about a "so-called" judge. This judge says that hurts the entire judiciary. Some threats come from Putin’s Russia. 

Comment 1:: I think 60 Minutes said that judges have always been threatened. But with the help of the Internet, those threats are increasing. The lives of our judges and the lives of their families are also increasingly in jeopardy--especially as our society deteriorates. 

Comment 2: The lady judge whose son was killed told 60 Minutes that she will not be deterred. She will continue on as judge, and she will continue to carry out the duties as judge to uphold the law. This is called bravery and courage. This what we sing about in our national anthem with the words "And the Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave." All Americans should remember that we serve God, and that we are here to do His will no matter what the cost.
Comment 3: 60 Minutes quoted one judge who noted that Mr. Trump singled out one particular judge as "a so-called" judge. He said this remark was offensive to all judges. I think not. I think this is a cheap shot against Mr. Trump. Jesus said the same thing when He spoke the parable of the unjust judge as it is written in Luke 18:2-7. There are Clinton-appointed and Obama-appointed judges who are in favor of abortion. And there are Trump-appointed judges who are against abortion. For example, Planned Parenthood needed a judge's permission according to law before they could perform an abortion on a young woman. In 15 minutes, Planned Parenthood obtained court approval for the abortion. That judge is what you would call "a so-called judge."  


2) The war of Syrian President Assad against his own people using nerve gas which is banned throughout the world. There is also torture, gouging out of eyes, and rape. Evidence of these atrocities are being smuggled out of Syria in hopes of taking Assad to the world court.

Comment: It hard to believe that these atrocities are still be committed after we've through the Holocaust during World War II. Especially disturbing is the gouging of the eyes. 

3) QAnon - a global kabal involving Satan worship. They post hateful messages like "We are going to take out the Deep State." Trump said many of them like him. They are starting to militarize from QAnon to Qarmy. Son discusses what they have done to his mother--made her disassociate with her family. He’s trying to undo their effects.