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Sunday, October 19, 2014
If your two brothers were fighting with sticks, would you give one of them a knife? Olga Bereza
HYSTERIA AND TWO OF THE FOUR HORSEMEN
Hi again from the shores of the Salish Sea. Several of you have asked how I personally view the Ebola outbreak and ISIS, apparently the two greatest scourges on the planet. At the moment.
First, I totally accept that both are real. Now, I am learning as much as I can to help protect myself, my family, my household, my community, my readership, etc.
I am also keeping perspective and not going into a “fight or flight” mode. This article helped me from doing that around Ebola and I hope it does the same for you and yours. Experts Offer Steps For Avoiding Public Hysteria, A Different Contagious Threat
Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center will be accepting Ebola patients and that raises some concern about contagion since we are apparently still so clueless about how it is transmitted. But that facility is not in my neighborhood and I do not know anyone who either works or is a patient there.
ISIS is easier for me to deal with because I am so far off terrorist radar it is actually a little embarrassing. I am like the country I in which I was born. Nobody’s mad at me. Nobody’s mad at Canada.
I am also on record for defending Muslims right along with the rights of all other living creatures on this planet, including Ralph, my geranium, who was a gift from an extraterrestrial botanist whose visit Steven Spielberg documented on film a couple three decades back.
As far as kidnapping? I have no one in spheres of either influence or proximity. So forget that, guys. If you want to steal me away, it will be a logistics nightmare. I do not go gently into any good night and I live with three other people, one of whom is as big as a Toyota short bed pickup truck. You guys are neither ignorant nor stupid. Why load a cannon for a camel when it is only a canary on the radar?
So, since you asked and stuff, right? Thanks for the ear, gang. Have a great week, eh?
I found this absolutely fascinating. Only 100 cybercrime brains worldwide
Here we go again, Toyota lovers. Toyota to recall 1.75 million cars
In a world which sometimes seems bent on competing itself into extinction, this is refreshing to read. Forming alliances to preserve habitats
Atheist Wins $1.95M From Californian Government After He Was Forced Into Religiously Tinged Treatment Program
ISIS & THE WAR ON TERRORISM
‘Operation Bland And Inoffensive’ Is What The U.S. Military Pretty Much Named Its Mission Against ISIS
Time to start praying they all make it back. Canadian Military Transport Leaves For Kuwait
We were caught off guard here too but I am confident our medical community can handle it. And will. Nurses Reveal Gaps In Ebola Preparedness In Ontario Hospitals
Let’s hope we do not find something that wants us on the menu. I hear national guilty is the supreme royal payback. Canada Contributing To Telescope Involved In Search For Extraterrestrials
Sam: Felina, I do believe you need to come out here on the porch. I do not remember ordering anything that needs to be delivered by Human Express. I’m sure glad you’ve got a good understanding with these folks.
Felina: I shall be right there, loved of my three lifetimes. And no worries, darling. They too know that I am Queen of the Deep Reaches.
Sam: Sweetheart, I’m really glad you’ve got the royalty thing working for you. We would be in big trouble if you did not.
Felina: The Kingdom would be in bigger trouble, would it not, Sir Samuel?
Sam: I am not going to win this one either, am I?
Felina: No, my love. The prerogatives of the regally born are immutable.
Sam: Okay, and like I really understood that. However, we digress.
Felina: We are the Yorkshire Duke and Duchess of Digression. And the Queen Eleanor of the Smooth Segue.
Sam: Which is to say that he’s leaving another mysterious box. This one says it’s from…Creatures R Us Robotics. Okay, Felina, what’s going on?
Felina: Well, as you know, Arnold and I have been absolutely fascinated by this particular science.
Sam: You and our talking television set have gone where no cougar or cathode ray Zenith have gone before, yep.
Felina: And you do know that our research sometimes leaves me unable to do my share of the cave work?
Sam: I really hadn’t noticed, but as you have occasionally pointed out I am not the neatest puma on the planet.
Felina: Perhaps not, my rapacious rapscallion. But you are certainly the handsomest and most dashing.
Sam: And that is a very good thing, I suspect. So what’s in the box, Lass?
Felina: You will really like her, darling.
Sam: We are getting a maid that looks and behaves like a cougar, aren’t we?
Felina: Yes, my love. Is that not absolutely delightful, oh sun and moon of my life?
Sam: Delightful is one word, yep. I just remember when my mother came to visit and offered to help out around here. That didn’t seem to work out two well. “Too many paws on the premises” was the phrase you used, if memory serves.
Felina: Your mother is not programmable. Rosie is.
Sam: Point well taken, Sweetheart. And on that note, Felina?
Felina: And on that note, Gentle Readers, until next week, then, may the wind be always at your back and may the Creator keep you forever safe in the palm of Her paw.
His Imminence keeps getting cooler and cooler all the time, does he not? Vatican Signals More Lenient Stance On Gays And Divorce
I wonder if the beavers are getting union scale for this. Pesky Beavers Put To Work In West
This individual really needs to get a life. Kiss those public displays of affection goodbye, vows Burnaby mayoral candidate
This definitely does not bode well. New U.N. Ebola Trust Fund Falls Far Short of Goal
This needs to change, posthaste. Most B.C. Nursing Home Workers Experience Violence On The Job, Poll Finds
EXPLORATION, HISTORY, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
This is something it would probably not hurt all of us to read again. The secret to staying safe online
This does not surprise me. I am certain another study will add the tone of voice in which words are delivered. Quality of Words, Not Quantity, Is Crucial to Language Skills, Study Finds
I found this just a little ironic. F.B.I. Director Calls ‘Dark’ Devices a Hindrance to Crime Solving
The Earth Observatory’s mission is to share with the public the images, stories, and discoveries about climate and the environment that emerge from NASA research, including its satellite missions, in-the-field research, and climate models.
THE GREEN AGENDA
LA School District Uses Its Spending Power To Support Local Farms, Workers’ Rights, And Kids’ Nutrition
After Years Without A Grocery Store, Greensboro Neighbors Are Building One Themselves—And They’ll Own It
This is something from which we could all benefit, I suspect. How To Feel More Energized All Day Long
Here’s another reason to get up and move around occasionally. Why Exercise Boosts IQ
Slowly but surely, we are making this one history. Breakthrough Replicates Human Brain Cells For Use In Alzheimer’s Research
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It is an America gone mad from the addiction to war and desperate for resources beyond her own borders. A military dictatorship controls the country and life is grim. The Republic is fighting for its very survival and for decades, especially with Latin America.
This is the world of the United States Coast Guard cutter Testament, a cybernetic patrol boat, and her six-person crew. Her mission, and those of her sister craft, is simple.
Quench the rebellion and stop the flow of Americans seeking refuge in Canada. Kill when expedient. Deliver the survivors to the Bellingham Re-Education Center.
A simple operational order and one which has served America well. Until Testament
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ALL CREATURES, GREAT AND SMALL
This is certainly good news. Success Seen for Wild Tigers
We will all sleep better for this. Now We Know How Huge Ancient Roos Got Around
If this does not totally warm you heart, you do not have one. Endangered Monk Seals Are Making A Very Cute Comeback
YOU GUYS THINK I MAKE THIS STUFF UP
Only a Canadian could have come out of this alive. Man Survives Being Shot By Hunting Partner, Mauled By Grizzly Bear Near Fernie
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