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with more to come and, potentially, worse as things unfold over the course of the global pandemic. Cameroon has been doing very well compared to most countries and appears to be dealing functionally with its health impacts. Although, the country is not unscathed.

COVID-19, according to the World Health Organization: The current situation for Cameroonians regarding the pandemic is 21,160 confirmed cases, 420 confirmed deaths, out of a population of 23,439,000, which comes to 797 cases per 100,000 people. Cameroon’s first detected case occurred on January 2nd, 2020. All of these data points come circa October 9th, 2020. …


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Even with Independence of Southern British Cameroons from UK (Observance), October 1, passed and The Prophet’s Birthday (Public Holiday) celebration coming on October 29, we’re still in the deep dive of the pandemic. Our lives still need to continue, including our family and romantic lives. With all of the ordinances ongoing around the world to restrict this or halt that, or wear this mask or wash your hands with that disinfectant, as part and parcel of living in the coronavirus pandemic, our relationships can be similarly restricted or halted, simply as one component of daily living impacted by the pandemic. …


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When the going gets pandemic, the live shows get virtual. There have been a number of shows in Cameroon with performances by popular artists. Those singers, rappers, and musicians have been taking their stage performances into the virtual space. It’s all part of an adaptation to the evolving circumstances of the current COVID-19 pandemic. And why wouldn’t conscientious artists decide to take their concerts and performances onto virtual platforms?

It’s a win-win on all sides. Public health is respected. Their income can remain steady with ongoing performances, or the public can have charity concert events online as well. Unless, someone’s true sense of music is only in live form. …


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Despair and dread seem like common terms and sentiments arising in the midst of the COVID-19 era. Which are true, by and large, because we live in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic in the 21st century, only comparable to the Spanish Flu from 1918/1919, where the Spanish Flu claimed as many as 50 million human lives. Even surprising some modern commentators on the current pandemic is the degree to which the preventative strategies haven’t changed much, when we look at the ways in which previous generations combatted the Spanish Flu, they used physical distancing or social distancing, masks, and the like. …


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People and societies need heroes. Some are exceptional. In that, they come from the grassroots through trial and tribulation and winning over friends and gathering allies, even garnering enemies as strategic allegiances, and become internationally famous for their human rights work. Others can perform at a high level within the society and then become recognized by honourable organizations. One such organization is UNICEF, or the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. They appoint ambassadors.

Some Cameroonians, recently, have been appointed UNICEF Ambassadors. These should be great achievements and a pride for Cameroonians. Stanley Enow, renowned Cameroonian artist, has been appointed a UNICEF Ambassador. …


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*Compiled interviews from the Summer, 2020.*

Jaime Alfonso Flores Navas interview recommendation from Guillermo Alejandro Escarcega Pliego, the Founder of the Hall of Sophia, originally published through In-Sight Publishing. However, the claimed IQ score was not confirmed, while the accepted recommendation based on standards of trust came with this presentation as an assumption or that an IQ score was confirmed by Guillermo, so the publications were respectfully removed from In-Sight Publishing after acknowledgment of this fact by Guillermo, i.e., the scores never confirmed in the first place, at all. To respect scores of others who confirmed or had a public listing of a score, the interview is published, with further editorial work on it, here, rather than In-Sight Publishing’s main platforms; this seems as if a reasonable balance between the promise for an interview to Navas and the unconfirmed score, and to others with publicly available test scores and interviews. It shall remain here. If you wish to support the work of Pliego, then you can send an email to noetiqsociety@icloud.com or submit Mexican Pesos — potentially, other currency — to PayPal at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/LuzPliego, which is under the name “María de la Luz Escarcega Pliego,” presumably Guillermo’s mother, even grandmother, or guardian. …


Leonardo Da Vinci made distinctions in writings between that which is natural and that which is mathematical. He considered the sensory or experience in general as primary in terms of coming to truths about the world.

Where, when he tends to reference the mathematical, he leans to speaking of the nothing, as compared to the something, which, presumably, would comprise the sensory or that given by sensory experience. His mathematics reflected the productions in nature.

His science reflected the direct construction of the experience, where the mathematical and the scientific meet one another is in the mind of Da Vinci. To be born or birthed here is neither science nor mathematics, but a form and relation of general knowledge; something of looking for the self-consistencies in nature and in mind with the mind as part of the whole, as in everything connected as one, including the human being and its mind. …


Copywriting is an art and an algorithm. I think of it as an art insofar as it provides room for creativity. A creativity in a wide variety of media. Also, it’s like an algorithm because the processes are learnable.

Web copywriter is simply a title narrowed to online content copywriting process(es). Someone who makes effective website text, works within content marketing strategies, and who is worth copying seen in social proof.

The nature of good copy versus bad copy isn’t about good versus bad. It’s about suitable versus unsuitable. The ways in which the copy suits the audience most appropriately. …


When I sit at work on break, if I get them, I wonder as to the manner in which to conduct myself. There’s a sense in which the time spent sitting, pondering the time, is both a huge waste of utility and a point of rest and relaxation. I sit in this tension, wondering.

I think about the individuals who come and go, who flutter in and out of the doorways of the restaurant during a pandemic. In British Columbia, we’re set as a province. We have good healthcare. We have a culture of moderate care and concern. …


I plan to take a walk to the cemetery this evening. One of the joys in taking time to oneself is the silence. A relationship with others, to some, such as myself, only becomes possible with the moments of silence.

Those times way from the crowd, apart from others. There’s a sense in which aloneness provides time for being. The time to refresh, relax, and regain some sense of self in a busy world of work and obligations.

It may seem counterintuitive to some degree. However, the idea of the modern world is constant movement. Something is in flux. …

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Scott Douglas Jacobsen is the Founder of In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal and In-Sight Publishing. Jacobsen supports science and human rights.

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