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The 150-Amp Power Box-A Cautionary Tale
on 19 Jun 2021
, latest 2 hours ago #150amppowerbox A little after 4:00 PM yesterday, our 150-amp power box came online. We were in hopes of activating the solar power system late in the afternoon. This will not...
In Praise Of The Australian Television Series The Gloaming
on 17 Jun 2021
Posted 3 days ago #The Gloaming I spent 4 years and five months of my life in Australia. I came to love the Australian television and film industry. They are gutsy, creative, original, and...
$28 Million US US For Three Minutes Of Weightlessness
on 13 Jun 2021
, latest 6 days ago #BlueOrigin/JeffBezor tTe FT of London had a story that caught my eye this morning. It concerned Jeff Bezos and his upcoming July 15 ride into suborbital space in a Blue...
"If You Don't Have A Past...You Can't Have A Future"
on 7 Jun 2021
, latest 13 days ago #girlfriendexperience When a television or a movie team really digs in and does their homework on a project, the greatest compliment that they get is: "Oh my gosh, that's what...
Longevity Among Humans Is Still Alive And Well
on 26 May 2021
Posted 25 days ago #humanlongevity Longevity is on my mind this morning. Despite all the coronavirus deaths and talks about a shorter life span and declining populations, many strong people are living much longer....
Does The Chinese Covid-19 Vaccine Work That Well?????
on 25 May 2021
, latest 25 days ago #chinesecovid19vaccine SEYCHELLESWorry and LeisureAmericans Shivani Pathak and Bo Sutton were both vaccinated when they went to the Seychelles for a vacation. But, as the Denver Post reported, the married couple...
A Most Serius And Troubling Cyberattack For A Ransom!
on 10 May 2021
, latest a month ago #eastcoastpipelinecompanyheld hostage The New York Times is talking about a most-serious ransomware attack that shut down an oil pipeline company that supplies half the fuel oil and gasoline for the...
Some Reflections On South Africa 40 Years After My Arrival
on 19 Apr 2021
, latest 2 months ago #southafrica40yearslater Yesterday was a day to reflect on what has happened in the 40 years since the Swissair flight from Zurich dropped me in South Africa. The airport was called...
A Sudden Windfall Lands A Louisiana Woman In Jail
on 14 Apr 2021
, latest 2 months ago #charlesschwabripoff An article caught my attention and got me laughing. A woman in the suburbs of New Orleans went online to check her Charles Schwab stock brokerage account. She found...
A Chinese Invasion Of Taiwan?????
on 10 Apr 2021
, latest 2 months ago Elena has been concerned as of late about mainland China forcefully retaking Taiwan. Before we get into the military challenges of such an action, let us look at the geopolitical...
Dr. Elena Talks About Coronavirus
on 5 Mar 2020
, latest 3 months ago #coronavirusDispelling false beliefs: Coronavirus is transmitted by droplets like most respiratory virus, it may also be airborne which is even worse. If somebody sneezes or cough near you, it gets...
My Hero Talks Aout The Future Of Capitalism
on 17 Sep 2020
, latest 4 months ago #raydalio Jonathan Burton's Life SavingsBillionaire investor Ray Dalio on capitalism’s crisis: The world is going to change ‘in shocking ways’ in the next five yearsPublished: Sept. 17, 2020 at 3:38...
President Biden Seems To Be Interested In The Space Program
on 22 Jan 2021
, latest 5 months ago #bidenspaceprogram I was most fascinated with some of the things in President Biden's Oval Office. He has a moon rock in the office. (This indicates to me that we are...
What We Need Now Is Compassion-Lessons Learned From The End Of World War II
on 23 Jan 2021
, latest 5 months ago #compassion Today I want to share with you a story about compassion and decency that is very relevant today. In April of 1990, I moved from Pasadena, California, to Johannesburg,...
My Wife Elena Had A Hard Second Day After Her Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccination
on 18 Jan 2021
, latest 5 months ago #covid19vaccinationsideeffects Elena had a hard day yesterday with side effects from the second vaccination. She had chills and pain. She felt fatigued and spent a lot of time in bed....
I Cried As I Watched Joe Biden Being Sworn In
on 21 Jan 2021
, latest 5 months ago #joebidenswearingin I cried as I watched Joe Biden being sworn in as president by Chief Justice John Roberts. (By the way, it is the same oath that one takes when...
A Tale Of Two Joe Bidens
on 20 Jan 2021
, latest 5 months ago #japanesejoebiden A Tale of Two BidensUS President Joe Biden has an important week ahead of him, but somewhere in Japan’s Kumamoto prefecture, a local leader feels as though he is...
Elena Got Her Second Dose Of The Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine
on 17 Jan 2021
, latest 5 months ago #seconddosecovid19vaccine Elena got her second Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination late yesterday morning. It was reported that the second dose produced bad side effects. Thus far the only problem for Elena is...
Surprising Facts About Gender Inequality
on 15 Jan 2021
, latest 5 months ago #genderinequality I wish to compliment one of our readers, Janet Ivey. In her capacity as CEO (US) of Explore Mars, Inc, she put on an incredible Zoom meeting. Dr. Sharilyn...
The US Capitol Building Assault-Shock, Horror, And Shame
on 7 Jan 2021
, latest 5 months ago #uscapitolbuilding assault WORLDShock, Horror and ShameThe world watched with shock, dismay and horror as a “surreal scene” at the US Capitol, like little else seen in its history, unfolded on...
A Tense Seven Days Awaits Us
on 13 Jan 2021
, latest 5 months ago #thelastdaysofthetrumppreisden The newspaper is full of interesting stories today. There is an old Chinese proverb that applies here:"May you live in interesting times." We are facing a tense and uncertain...
Los Angeles vs San Francisco-A Tale Of Two Coronavirus Realities
on 11 Jan 2021
, latest 5 months ago #losangelescoronavirusproblems California TimesAuthor HeadshotAuthor Headshot By Thomas Fuller and James WagnerThe numbers jump off the page. In the first week of this year, Los Angeles County recorded 950 deaths from...
A Pandemic Rapidly Stopped In 1947
on 10 Jan 2021
, latest 5 months ago #newyorksmallpoxcrisis1947: We have a crisis getting people rapidly vaccinated. I found a fascinating story from 1947 that happened in New York City. One courageous health department chief stopped a pandemic...
It's Bad In California!!!
on 5 Jan 2021
, latest 5 months ago #californiacovid19crisis Amor: There are two empty ICU beds in San Mateo County. In LA, ambulance drivers are instructed not to transport Covid-19 patients with "low survival chances." Imagine what happens...
Norway Becomes The First Country In The World To Sell More Electic Vehicles Than Fossil-Fuel Powered Vehicles
on 6 Jan 2021
, latest 5 months ago #norwayelectricvehiclesales NORWAYThe New OrderNorway became the first country in the world where the sale of electric cars has overtaken sales of those powered by fossil fuels and hybrid engines, Reuters...
Vaccinations For Covid-19 Begin In The US
on 15 Dec 2020
, latest 5 months ago #covid19vaccines People in the US started getting vaccinated against Covid-19 today. Elena was concerned that she was not going to get vaccinated fast enough. I pointed out to her that...
The New Variant Of Covid-19
on 4 Jan 2021
, latest 5 months ago #newvariantcovid-19 The virus is still winningThis simple chart shows why the new variants of the coronavirus — first detected in Britain and South Africa — are so worrisome:By The New...
Elena Got Her First Covid-19 Vaccination Yesterday
on 27 Dec 2020
, latest 6 months ago #pfizercovid-19vaccine Elena got her first Pfizer Covid-19 injection yesterday. There was no injection site pain like with a flu shot. She did suffer a sudden drop in pulse and blood...
The Russia Hack Is Bad News
on 29 Dec 2020
, latest 6 months ago #russiahack RUSSIAA Special Kind of WarMuch ado has been made of the alleged Russian hacking of US government agencies – the perpetrators infiltrated the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Energy, Homeland...
on 24 Dec 2020
, latest 6 months ago #christmaseve Today is Christmas Eve in English, la noche buena in Spanish, vespera de Natal in Portuguese, and Heiligebend in German. May this day be a day full of peace...
Why Santa Claus Can Exist At Many Different Places At The Same Time
on 25 Dec 2020
, latest 6 months ago #santaclaus DISCOVERIESThe Science of EverywhereSanta Claus, as usual, departed the North Pole to head around the world to deliver presents to all the good boys and girls – as he...
A Helicopter Ride To An ICU WIth Beds Available
on 19 Dec 2020
, latest 6 months ago #helicopterridetoICU ICU's in hospitals in Southern California are full. The same is happening all over the US If a deathly ill patient needing an ICU bed comes in, he/she will...
After 16 Years I Will Have A New Car In My Life!!!!!!
on 17 Dec 2020
, latest 6 months ago #teslamodelX This afternoon I shall accept delivery of a 2021 Tesla Model X SUV. My old car has been with me for 16 years. Elena wanted a vehicle that we...
One Nazi Doctor At Auschwitz "Refused To Go Along With The Program"
on 16 Dec 2020
, latest 6 months ago #auschwitz Paweł Żuk·Updated August 6, 2019Lived in Gdańsk, PolandDuring the Holocaust, is there evidence of even a single SS soldier who stopped and said: "This is immoral, I can't do...
The Human Face Of 300,000 Coronavirus Deaths In The US
on 11 Dec 2020
, latest 6 months ago #coronavirusdeathsintheus According to my system of statistics, as of this morning some 299,692 people have died of coronavirus in the US. This number is hard to imagine. It is as...
A Great Television Journalist And Her Family Got Infected With Covid-19
on 7 Dec 2020
, latest 6 months ago #stephanieruhl/covid-19 Stephanie Ruhl hosts a morning show on MSNBC. She is also their business specialist. She "dropped out of sight" for two weeks. She reemerged this morning. She, her husband,...
An American Icon Flies Off Into The Sunset
on 8 Dec 2020
, latest 6 months ago #charlesyeagersuperpilot When you come into my bedroom, you will see two airplane models on my dresser. One is an ugly orange airplane with a signature on one wing. If you...
The Israeli Mossad Carries Out A Brilliant Operation!
on 28 Nov 2020
, latest 7 months ago #chiefiraniannuclearscientist Iran's chief nuclear Moshen Fakhrizadeh was just assassinated in a brazen attack near Tehran. Here are some details on this man:https://www.nytimes.com/20 I have no doubt that the Israeli Mossad...
A Miracle During The Vietnam War
on 30 Nov 2020
, latest 7 months ago #usnavycorpsman I have a very special neighbor named Frank Nash. He is 89 years of age. When I return from my 5-mile walk each morning, I encounter him starting his...
Jack's Thanksgiving Message 2020
on 26 Nov 2020
, latest 7 months ago #thanksgiving2020 I want to talk about being thankful. Excuse me, for one moment I need to talk about a very unpleasant subject-being under hostile fire in a war zone. Most...