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Monday, January 22, 2018

Blues News

Good morning! It's 55 degrees today. Once again winter and spring are dueling it out for residency. If you think they are confused, try talking about it to the hibernators or the great people of this are. Oy.

Go Flu Away!

The flu and other bugs are bad this year. So far, 79 flu deaths in Indiana. The Independent reports At least 759 people died in the US between 7 October and 23 December 2017. That's scary. The latest news is at least 100 are dying in the US each week because of the flu virus. Egads, Batman! Most people are poo-pooing it and I think it is something to pay attention to. I got a flu vaccine before Christmas. Not sure if it will help, but worth a try. I do not want the nasty stuff. When I get sick, I am usually down and out. 

But back to the weather. I wonder if it contributes to the flu epidemic.It might mess with people's immune system, making them more susceptible to getting something catchy. And unfortunately, the flu is catchy. 

See, winter kills bugs...bugs outside, bugs inside, bugs in cracks, bugs in the ground, bugs on the outside of a house, bugs in a cold barn. I'm OK with that. But I do not think that pertains to viruses of the human kind, but maybe it does. Scientists say it would need to be very, very, very cold. What does that mean? Antarctica? Nothing survives there except ice. Maybe we should station cryogenics there. Wait. What am I even saying?

Terrorist Activity Alert

Kabul saw a recent attack in a hotel over the weekend where guests were sprayed with bullets. Several dead. Then, France charged a man for planning an attack. Yet, another high alert terrorist warning in Thailand with the growing insurgency. Geez. I think no where is safe. Well, in actuality you could be targeted anytime or in the right or wrong place at the right or wrong time. 2017 rough statistics:  1,134 attacks, 7,656 fatalities

You want to go where there are no pretty colors. Go quietly into that good night or something.

Here is another map, this one from WaPo: 

Again, go travel where it has not been "urinated" on

The POPO Gazette

Police news everywhere is usually doom and gloom which you can locate on your own. So in this case, I am going to share a viral Tweet from the Sioux Falls PD. It's quite hilarious.

Yes, let's end it with that funny note. Have a great week!


Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
---Yeah, when the weather and temps jump all over like a frog on a hotplate, my mom used to call it "pneumonia-weather", because people forget HOW to dress. It's STILL winter, and just because it gets nice out, is NO reason to put on shorts and tank tops...geez!
---LOL...love that PD tweet...where WAS the MN defense? They got beat by the "IGGLES"??
Haven't seen that in DECADES.
I think the last time Philly got close to a Super Bowl was back around 1980.
Maybe they might make it...dunno, don't care much.

Not ready for gardening or lawn mowing YET...right?

Good post.

Roll safe down there, Kiddo.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

As of 1550 today I-25 is closed from Whitaker Road to Wheatland. Sky is severe clear, wind is blowing snow. My drive this morning took 45 minutes longer than usual.

Old NFO said...

It's NOT pretty out there right now... But that last one IS funny!

bill lisleman said...

I've never liked being sick. Even a runny nose is annoying.
Terrorist attacks - I wonder why the non-terrorist part of the world can't stop the source of funding for these groups. There will always be a few lone bad/evil actors but some of these attacks appear to well planned and well funded.
Also, I consider that shooter in Las Vegas a terrorist. Who knows what the motive or cause. But in the end it comes down to groups being targeted.