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News and the World

by on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Watching the news and seeing the insane weather and various natural disasters that have been happening with great frequency is a bit scary. I am thankful that I live in a place that has very little of any of them. The earth quakes and volcanic eruptions along the pacific rim have been really devastating, and you couldn’t pay me enough to live in any of those areas. If I had been born there, I would leave any way possible. It’s just nuts !

Add to that the storms that seem to be stronger each year or perhaps we just didn’t hear about them as much before. That is probably it now that I think about it. With the internet, we hear about so much that we never did before that it amazes and scares us when we do. The world is connected now and news travels at the speed of light it seems. No matter what happens we have it all at the tips of our fingers and the reporters have a difficult time deciding what to show us as there is so much more now to see. I definitely do not envy them their jobs.

Brutal hockey hit

by on Monday, April 2nd, 2012

I like to watch hockey and there has been an incident that has rocked the Phoenix Coyotes. Their forward Raffi Torres has been suspended for twenty five games, for hitting Marian Hossa in the head and sending him off of the ice on a stretcher. As one of Phoenix’s main players, this will seriously hamper their games for a while. I am not a Phoenix fan myself, but I certainly feel for them as a team. I am even more concerned about Marian Hossa and hope that this doesn’t have any long term effects for him and his career.

The Black Hawks will have a  difficult time in this post season without Marian on the ice. I certainly feel for their club right now as they have been doing very well this year. I can only hope that Raffi will learn his lesson throughout this suspension and quit playing with such brutality. This is not of course the first time for him, as he is a very aggressive player. He needs to realize that head shots are illegal in the game and will not be tolerated at all. I would hate to see him banned from the sport he loves so much.

Gulf oil spill

by on Sunday, March 11th, 2012

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has had lasting damage in so many areas of life there. In 2010 Deepwater Horizon spewed billions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and the clean up alone is still ongoing. However, scientists have become increasingly concerned by the deformed shrimp and fish with lesions. That does not bode well for our fishing industry at all. It will then trickle down to us whenever we shop for seafood or go to a seafood restaurant, because the prices will be going up for sure.

The Eco system in the gulf is at great risk now and we all know that our government is going to do their best to hush it up. I hope that at least one of the news channels will report the story and let the public know that this is happening. I fear that the online news stories are just not going to help the situation. I suppose though that we shall see what happens over the next few months. Only time will tell. In the mean time, I think I will stock my deep freezer with the regular seafood that we eat here at home. Shrimp and fish can be put up easily.

Life throws us twists

by on Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Every now and then life will throw you a twist. The storms that come in the spring around here are a major twist. Literally because we have a lot of twisters or tornadoes in the spring time and it can be devastating for those who are directly hit.  I am very happy that we have a basement to shelter in. Many people don’t and it is very dangerous. A few years ago we had some really bad floods here in town. I haven’t seen that kind of flood in a long time. I hope very much that I never see another like it again.

This year I cannot even begin to foresee what it will be like. Our winter was very mild and I am sure that our summer is going to be very hot, but the storms, I can only pray are not as bad as last year. My neighbors lost their houses last year from downed trees felled by straight line winds. That isn’t even tornadoes, just strong winds. It can be very scary to deal with such storms for people unaccustomed to it. I really feel for those who live in those mobile homes during the worst of our weather.

Cut the Head off of the Snake

by on Monday, May 2nd, 2011

The way to kill a snake has long been told in fables and throughout history you have to cut off its head. That is the analogy for fighting battles and winning wars – you can churn through soldiers, but until you got the men in command they will continue to fight.

Last night, President Obama came on late night TV with a special announcement that the world’s world terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, has been killed by a team of Navy Seals who surrounded a compound in Pakistan, endured a firefight and killed Bin Laden.

That is quite a victory for America and the world who have been subjected to his vicious attacks against innocent people in major cities and on airplanes. I am glad that they have cut off the head of this snake, but I am angry that he was found in Pakistan.