The CDC now claims that 94% of all Chinese Plague fatalities were supplementary, meaning that the person had co-morbidities. Less than 10,000 Americans have died from the plague alone.
Democrats masked and impoverished America and weaponized the plague to damage the economy with the hopes that it would defeat President Trump.
Now – Memes that Matter
The Cockpit – at sea
The cockpit was originally an area to be used by the ship’s surgeon during a battle. On many naval ships it was the rear part of the orlop deck, a dark, narrow area that was usually used as quarters for midshipmen and the like. As it was the lowest deck of the ship, it was well below the waterline and was considered best protected against enemy cannon fire. (which is why the powder magazine was also located there).
Deckplan of USS Constitution, the violet spot marks the cockpit
Although the exact position of the cockpit often varied from ship to ship, it was usually a panelled area near a landing stage, which enabled the ship’s doctor’s comrades and the loblolly lads to transport those wounded in battle more easily. Surgeons, who found it difficult to find suitable positions on some ships, went to one of the lower gun decks, where unused cannons and a few planks often served as makeshift operating tables.
The Surgeon at work aboard USS Constitution
In preparation for battle, buckets of sand and boiling pitch or tar were placed at strategic points in the cockpit, then vinegar was prepared and the instruments were provided, along with brandy and laudanum and poppy seed syrup (one to collect blood from amputations, the other to dip stumps to seal the wound and prevent further bleeding, the vinegar was used for disinfection and the other for anesthetics and pain relief). The sand was also spread generously over the deck to reduce the risk of slipping due to blood accumulation.
Ship’s Surgery in the Cockpit, Unknown Artist, 1820
But how did the cockpit get its name? That is difficult to say, it is a term that is proven to have appeared as early as the 16th century. And since the 17th century it was used as the Surgeon’s place of work. Some suspect that it had something to do with the fact that while in port the area was often used to separate wives or other friends of the crew during the working day. Or that it was derived from the dark shelter in which the coxswain stood to steer the whipstaff in the early 16th century.
Who would have guessed that he’d end up a vampire?
Bela Lugosi as lieutenant in Austro-Hungarian army in WWI, 1916. Lugosi is best known for his role as Dracula in the 1931 film.
Fun with Maps
Homelands of world chess champions