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A Shortage Of Glass Vials May Hold Up The Distribution Of A Coronavirus Vaccine Six Months
by ohomen171 on 14 Jul 2020  7 comments, latest 12 hours ago
#shortageofglassvials-coronavi is a podcast that comes out each Monday. It is science for the layperson. The podcast yesterday was about obscure facts relating to coronavirus. When we get a prescription...

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A Glorious Sunny Day In Pacifica
by ohomen171 on 12 Jul 2020  12 comments, latest 2 days ago
#coronavirussafetyDespite the hard times, yesterday was a glorious day. The sun came out. All the fog vanished. There was not a cloud in the sky. I had a 45-minute swim...

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I Am Madly In Love With Cape Town
by ohomen171 on 11 Jul 2020  9 comments, latest 3 days ago
#televisionseriestrackersI am madly in love with three world cities-San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, and Cape Town. It has been almost 24 years since I left Cape Town the last time....

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A Mysterious Power Failure In My Office
by ohomen171 on 7 Jul 2020  17 comments, latest 6 days ago
#xfinitybusinessinternetThere is an old saying from ancient Greece as follows: "It takes a great mind to comprehend the obvious." I installed a new internet system in my home office a...

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How I Arrived At An Estimate of Up To 1.5 million Deaths Due To Coronavirus In The US
by ohomen171 on 4 Jul 2020  8 comments, latest 9 days ago
#UScoronavirus deathsDear Readers: I hate guns and loud noises. I do not want to see any person get hurt. The book The Great Influenza had a profound impact on me....

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"Get Ready For The Darkest Winter Of All Time" (worldview.stratfor.com)
by ohomen171 on 3 Jul 2020  10 comments, latest 11 days ago
#blackdeath/coronavirusYesterd I heard a brilliant podcast of the coronavirus outbreak. It came from Stratfor (Rane Group), This is a private intelligence agency. Here is the link:https://worldview.stratfo If any of you...

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Lessons Learned 670 Years Ago Could Help Us To Survive Coronavirus Now
by ohomen171 on 2 Jul 2020  11 comments, latest 11 days ago
#blackdeath/coronavirusDeCimar is a book about the black plague that ended in 1350. Those who believed that the plague was spread by person to person contact fled to the countryside and...

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A Quiet Revolution May Be Starting
by ohomen171 on 28 Jun 2020  20 comments, latest 14 days ago
#charlesbookerLet us talk about something uplifting. Part of my military career was US Navy intelligence. You learned to look past the obvious. The goal was to notice something subtle that...

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A Light Bulb Can Be Hacked To Listen To Private Conversations
by ohomen171 on 26 Jun 2020  Posted 19 days ago
#light bulb hackingLights OutForget complicated passwords or top-of-the-line security systems: Scientists have found that a common lightbulb can be “hacked” to hear confidential conversations held in a room 80 feet...

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Should We Start A New Political Party?
by ohomen171 on 13 Jun 2020  2 comments, latest a month ago
#marksanfordShould we start a new political party? Seriously. I'm sick of it.My sons’ futures are being mortgaged at a record rate and no one is talking about it. Trump has...

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Coronavirus: The View From Brasil
by ohomen171 on 11 Jun 2020  Posted a month ago
#coronavirusbrasilThe view from BrazilDaily deaths from the virus in Brazil are now the highest in the world. The president, Jair Bolsonaro, has consistently played down the threat from the virus...

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Sweden-The Unfinished Experiment
by ohomen171 on 10 Jun 2020  9 comments, latest a month ago
#swedencoronavirusWEDENAn Unfinished ExperimentPhelan Chatterjee has been keeping a diary about his experience living under Sweden’s unique coronavirus response.“Official advice tells anyone not ‘vulnerable’ to stay home only if symptomatic, and...

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Surviving In The New World Of Coronavirus
by ohomen171 on 11 Jun 2020  2 comments, latest a month ago
#coronavirussurvivalNow let us get down to some serious business. Political leaders worldwide have decided that lockdowns are too destructive to the economy and the fabric of society. They are reopening...

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Holy Smoke
by ohomen171 on 11 Jun 2020  1 comment, latest a month ago
#ancientcannabisHoly SmokeCannabis might still hold a sketchy reputation but pot has played an important role in the rites of ancient civilizations.Recently, researchers found evidence that cannabis and frankincense were used...

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The British Science Fiction Writer Who Was The Inspiration For The TV Series For All Mankind
by ohomen171 on 11 Jun 2020  Posted a month ago
#stephanbaxterhttps://www.thes

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The Color Of Snow
by ohomen171 on 10 Jun 2020  3 comments, latest a month ago
#antarcticasnowmeltThe Colors of SnowClimate change is melting parts of Antarctica but now it’s also turning snow green, CBS News reported.Green snow – which is actually green algae blooming across snowy...

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In Praise Of Honey Bees
by ohomen171 on 9 Jun 2020  Posted a month ago
#honeybeebeneficialThe InfluenceBumblebees are known to be excellent pollinators and a new study has found they can also be very persuasive: They can trick plants into flowering early when deprived of...

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A Very Bad Fall Coming In 2020
by ohomen171 on 3 Jun 2020  2 comments, latest a month ago
#fall2020Elena came in from work a bit early last night. She told me that a curfew was in effect. We could not leave the house between 8:30 in the evening...

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Comments On Rioting And Social Unrest
by ohomen171 on 1 Jun 2020  17 comments, latest a month ago
#socialunrestDear: June begins and here is your morning newspaper. I am sadly watching the riots tearing apart American cites. There are some lessons here. First, when social unrest happens, you...

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A Pearl Of Wisdom From 50 Years Ago
by ohomen171 on 2 Jun 2020  3 comments, latest a month ago
#barbarismMy best friend during my undergrad days at Tulane was a graduate student in social work named Ken Jaye. He once gave me a pearl of wisdom as follows:"Society is...

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Anti-China Sentiment Is Rising
by ohomen171 on 30 May 2020  10 comments, latest a month ago
#antichinasentimentCHINAThe Virus and GoliathAnti-China sentiment is reaching levels not seen since the crackdown on pro-democracy activists on Tiananmen Square in 1989, according to an internal Chinese report reviewed by Reuters....

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A Magical Moment
by ohomen171 on 31 May 2020  Posted a month ago
#crewdragonlaunchDear: Your Sunday newspaper...yesterday the US put two astronauts in orbit in a US spacecraft for the first time in 9 years. One of the astronauts, Colonel Doug Hurley, graduated...

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The Fastest Internet In The Worrld
by ohomen171 on 30 May 2020  2 comments, latest a month ago
#fastestinternetThe Dream of SpeedThe average internet user occasionally complains about the slow speed of their network but that whine has become more frequent as lockdowns forced people to stay at...

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My Dog Alfred Got Lost!
by ohomen171 on 7 May 2020  2 comments, latest 2 months ago
#lostdogI walk my dear dog Alfred daily. I let him off leash at the beach. He got lost and disorientated. Wonderful people helped-he's home safe! Oh thank God!

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Ecuador: No Place To Hide
by ohomen171 on 21 Apr 2020  5 comments, latest 2 months ago
#ecuadorcoronavirustragedyECUA to RestThe coronavirus is creating few tragedies worse than Ecuador’s.A few weeks ago, Eduardo Javier Barrezueta Chávez told the Guardian that authorities in the city of Guayaquil were leaving...

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Jack Was Not Seen On Radar For 20 Hours
by ohomen171 on 30 Apr 2020  3 comments, latest 2 months ago
#coronavirus/lifeconsequencesG Morning Every One: I was out of sight for almost a day. Perhaps some of you noticed. My level of stress reached an overload. I was suffering from complete...

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China And The Coronavirus
by ohomen171 on 29 Apr 2020  2 comments, latest 3 months ago
#china/coronavirusCHINAAdvance Parry, ThrustHow did the coronavirus pandemic start in China? It’s hard to answer that question.The Chinese government recently increased the total number of infections to more than 80,000 and...

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Some Reflections On Suffering (en.wikipedia.org)
by ohomen171 on 24 Apr 2020  1 comment, latest 3 months ago
#suffering I want to talk about suffering today. Most of us have a few books that touched our heart and stayed with us for the rest of our lives. One...

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NASA Develops A Ventilator In 37 Days
by ohomen171 on 23 Apr 2020  1 comment, latest 3 months ago
#nasaventilatorhttps://www.jpl

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What Happens Next-Some Sobering Thoughts
by ohomen171 on 23 Apr 2020  3 comments, latest 3 months ago
#economic collapseNEED TO KNOWWORLDInto the Great UnknownWill the coronavirus pandemic spell the end of the global economy as we know it?Many seem to think so. At a time when social...

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Texas Independence Day
by ohomen171 on 22 Apr 2020  Posted 3 months ago
#texasindependencedayToday is Texas Independence Day. On this day in 1836, Texas seceded from Mexico and became the Republic of Texas. It's a funny story how it happened. General Santa Anna...

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China: The Folly Of Deception
by ohomen171 on 16 Apr 2020  1 comment, latest 3 months ago
#reakchinacoronavirusdeathsCHI Folly of DeceptionThe CIA wants to know how many people really suffered from the novel coronavirus in China.It’s not like American intelligence agencies were blindsided when the pandemic started....

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Making People Feel Good In Bad Times
by ohomen171 on 15 Apr 2020  4 comments, latest 3 months ago
#sarahelizabethwalter Your morning briefing...this morning this briefing is dedicated to Janet Ivey and Chris Carberry who do a wonderful job of making people laugh and feel happy in these bad...

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The Human Side Of The Coronavirus Fatality Statistics
by ohomen171 on 14 Apr 2020  1 comment, latest 3 months ago
#coronavirusfatalities/humansi Finally …Rosary Celaya Castro-OlegaFamily imageWe’re continuing with our remembrances of those lost in the pandemic. (If you’d like to share memories of a Californian who has died, please email...

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Some Guarded Good News And A Warning From San Mateo County On The Coronavirus
by ohomen171 on 14 Apr 2020  Posted 3 months ago
#sanmateocountycoronavirushttp

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A Forgotten American Hero
by ohomen171 on 11 Apr 2020  2 comments, latest 3 months ago
#unknownworldwariiheroA man I wished I had known. Merian C. Cooper. 1893-1973. If you want an example of a life well-lived, I offer you Merian Caldwell Cooper. He went to the...

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Africa: A Perfect Storm Brewing
by ohomen171 on 10 Apr 2020  14 comments, latest 3 months ago
#africa/coronavirusAFRICAA Perfect, Brewing StormYassin Hussein Moyo, 13, was standing on his balcony in a Nairobi shantytown when a police bullet struck and killed him.That was because of a violent police...

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Who Will Suffer The Most In This Crisis
by ohomen171 on 10 Apr 2020  4 comments, latest 3 months ago
#coronavirus/collapsedeconomyO death is one too many. More people will suffer deeply from a collapsed economy than the actual victims of cornavirus.

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A Wise Man Issues An Ominous Warning
by ohomen171 on 9 Apr 2020  15 comments, latest 3 months ago
#alandtam/greatdepressionMadam President: Your morning briefing..I have 53 years of experience flying on various aircraft (military and civilian) around the world. This includes three take offs and landings from an aircraft...

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Coronavirus Could Kill 3.5 million In Iran
by ohomen171 on 2 Apr 2020  10 comments, latest 3 months ago
#coronavirus/iran/3.5millionda Tin EarIran has become an epicenter of the novel coronavirus. Infection rates, death rates and the number of senior officials who have contracted the illness are high and probably...
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