Ask A Genius 565 – Anna Karenina

In-Sight Publishing

July 8, 2020

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: We’ve had some pretty ongoing severe cases in the United States. It is not doing well alongside Brazil, India Russia.

Rick Rosner: There’s that Anna Karenina, where it starts with every happy family is happy in the same way and every miserable family is sad in a different way. Every fucked upcountry has a diferrent set of reasons why they are fucked up. Although, the U.S. and Britain, in terms of Covid, are run by morons. At least, they’re getting their shit together.

Russia is used to hiding information, who knows what is going on there. If you go on Twitter, you will occasionally see people say, “Coronavirus is an IQ test for people and nations.” There is a big amount of stupidity in our national leaders wanting all schools, in general, to open up in August.

Today was the worst day ever for new Covid cases in the U.S. It broke almost 62,000, breaking 60,000 for the first time. Fauci, a non-diot, thinks we might be moving to 100,000 new cases in a day, but he has been pushed to the side because he is more likely to tell the truth than anybody in the administration.

You’ve got three people behind the push to open the schools. You’ve got Pence/the Vice President, his wife. They’re both super Christy and she teaches at a Christian school where you can’t be gay and work there.

‘She knows schools and we should open up the schools.’ To the extent that there is logic and there isn’t, it is that not many young people die from Covid. 80% of the people who die are over 60. The schools are 10% or more people who aren’t kids.

They are at risk. Also, every kid goes home to someone who is older than the kid and the kids can catch it, not die from it, and the disease is new enough that we don’t know the permanent effects enough if you don’t die. Betsy DeVos wants to open up the schools.

She is our Secretary of Education; she is a terrible person. She is an Amway billionaire, has ten yachts and two helicopters in the family, hates public schools, wants all schools privatized or charter schools because it makes the schools easier to be Christy. She is dumb as hell, has her own agenda.

Then you’ve got Trump who just wants to get re-elected. He thinks that if he gets lucky that things will look normal enough, long enough, for him to get re-elected. He is dumb, lies to everybody including himself, so he has this Hail Mary that opening the schools will somehow be something that he can use for propaganda and, maybe, the dying from the schools opening up.

Opening up the schools means you have 400 people for every grade, it means for kindergarten through high school: 50,000,000 kids going back to school. Also, he got ICE to pass a deal. If you’re a foreign student here studying, you have to go home studying.

Unless, you are in a school live and in class, in person. You can’t go to a college that offers classes by Zoom or Skype, which seems to be punitive bullshit forcing people to show up to college too.

This is what happens when you have the worst president in history and none of the people in charge have a science background or really believe in science (do not believe in science). They resent science more than believe in it.

Science is telling them to do stuff, so they do it reluctantly. They believe in wishful thinking. My wife’s best friend is a teacher. I believe that if they force them to open; there may be some nationwide teacher strike or in certain states, maybe.

All of the biggest states, Florida, California, Texas, are having their worst cases for new cases and new deaths. We’ve got about 118 days left until the election. It is a countdown to when we have a chance to kick the super corrupt idiots out of office.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


(Updated July 25, 2019)

*High range testing (HRT) should be taken with honest skepticism grounded in the limited empirical development of the field at present, even in spite of honest and sincere efforts. If a higher general intelligence score, then the greater the variability in, and margin of error in, the general intelligence scores because of the greater rarity in the population.*

According to some semi-reputable sources gathered in a listing hereRick G. Rosner may have among America’s, North America’s, and the world’s highest measured IQs at or above 190 (S.D. 15)/196 (S.D. 16) based on several high range test performances created by Christopher HardingJason BettsPaul Cooijmans, and Ronald Hoeflin. He earned 12 years of college credit in less than a year and graduated with the equivalent of 8 majors. He has received 8 Writers Guild Awards and Emmy nominations, and was titled 2013 North American Genius of the Year by The World Genius Directory with the main “Genius” listing here.

He has written for Remote ControlCrank YankersThe Man ShowThe EmmysThe Grammys, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. He worked as a bouncer, a nude art model, a roller-skating waiter, and a stripper. In a television commercialDomino’s Pizza named him the “World’s Smartest Man.” The commercial was taken off the air after Subway sandwiches issued a cease-and-desist. He was named “Best Bouncer” in the Denver Area, Colorado, by Westwood Magazine.

Rosner spent much of the late Disco Era as an undercover high school student. In addition, he spent 25 years as a bar bouncer and American fake ID-catcher, and 25+ years as a stripper, and nearly 30 years as a writer for more than 2,500 hours of network television. Errol Morris featured Rosner in the interview series entitled First Person, where some of this history was covered by Morris. He came in second, or lost, on Jeopardy!, sued Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? over a flawed question and lost the lawsuit. He won one game and lost one game on Are You Smarter Than a Drunk Person? (He was drunk). Finally, he spent 37+ years working on a time-invariant variation of the Big Bang Theory.

Currently, Rosner sits tweeting in a bathrobe (winter) or a towel (summer). He lives in Los AngelesCalifornia with his wife, dog, and goldfish. He and his wife have a daughter. You can send him money or questions at LanceVersusRick@Gmail.Com, or a direct message via Twitter, or find him on LinkedIn, or see him on YouTube.

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Founder, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing

Scott Douglas Jacobsen is the Founder of In-Sight Publishing and Editor-in-Chief of In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal (ISSN 2369-6885). Jacobsen works for science and human rights, especially women’s and children’s rights. He considers the modern scientific and technological world the foundation for the provision of the basics of human life throughout the world and the advancement of human rights as the universal movement among peoples everywhere.


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