Wayne D Holt

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Thanks for the kind words of support and especially for the MANY MONTHS of our conversation in these columns. I appreciate civility and careful thinking no matter what conclusions someone arrives at. As Billy Joel put it, "You may be wrong for all I know, but you may be right."

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Bailey, my mom predicted it all. She looked at my fingers when I was a mere child and declared I would make a fine...pianist. But I do play fingerstyle guitar, which was developed as a way to mimic piano playing. So mom was right after all, it seems.

Thanks for the kind comment! At …

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Michael, I wish everyone who has an unshakable belief in the purity of the official narrative would read your column...slowly. Perhaps they would begin to get an idea of the incredible complexity involved in trying to sort fact from fiction and proven from projected.

It is unfortuna…

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Bailey, here we are again, locked in (hopefully) honorable combat on this issue. You know as well as anyone where I have stood on this since March. It was clear very early on when the first models were revised down drastically that what we should have done GOING IN to this epidemic (?) wa…

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It should be apparent by now that, even when public health officials are attempting to report statistics correctly, what we think we've known and what actually was accurate can be far, far apart. Multiply this thousands of reporting points across the country and you begin to see the probl…

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Bailey, I just want to say I liked Harry Truman a whole lot more before I found out he was the guy who insisted on incinerating Japanese women and children in Hiroshima and Nagasaki against the strident objections of our best military commanders, who apparently still believed in avoiding …

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Politics makes strange bedfellows [beam]

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You are confusing "cases" with harm, Ms. Flinn. The rate of fatality as a percentage of cases continues to drop and has been for months now. In fact, being exposed to the virus is not only inevitable for most, it is what is required to lessen the impact of Covid-19 related threats in the …

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Ellen, the suggestion is voters may feel candidates (in this case Mr. Collins, who sits on the Council) should show the same level of concern in face-to-face contact for politicking as they have for restricting commercial activity through shuttering "non-essential businesses" or individua…

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I applaud the GCDN and its vocal support to "get back to life" now. Ms. Gardner joins Laura Elder and Michael Smith in common sense advice that the time to cope with this virus in a different way is upon us. And I appreciate that there seems to be a strong suggestion the way to do that is…