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  1. News and In Other News

    by , Yesterday at 06:10 PM (Barmy Blue's Bland Blog)
    Well. The surgery went well.
    He came out with no complications. So I've worried myself needlessly.
    I wasn't super worried. I just think it's good to remember that ANY surgery carries risks no matter how routine. Just like it's wise to remember that fire is dangerous. ANY fire. And knives are dangerous so you must always be careful and observant and never forget thay you could cut yourself if you're not careful or worse.
    Anyway. He had to have a few days to rest. Had to drink ...
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  2. The Next Great Flood of the Mississippi

    by , 07-04-2020 at 08:34 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    A number of years ago, I read about the relocation of the mouth of the Mississippi River, the Old River Control Structure, and related matters, and I concluded that the Mississippi would relocate someday, and it would have huge economic effects on the U.S.A., especially the great Plains and agriculture commodities. It hasn't happened, yet, but it is inevitable. With a huge amount of money could be invested in constructions that would minimize the dislocations and economic problems, but that investment ...
  3. Corunavirus Journal Update (la Deuxiem)

    Quote Originally Posted by tailor STATELY View Post
    Covid-19 testing is really mind-boggling out here in Gold Country, USA. First, we need to have everybody tested (face the facts, Jack)... but some politicians say no for Heavens-know-why, and there still are not enough test kits for e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e to get tested. I was lucky (twice)... let me explain:

    Monday, late evening last, I get a weird dry cough episode and start to feel short of breath... paranoia sets in. OK, taking friend to doctor's appt. Tuesday where we both go for checkups.
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  4. Corunavirus Journal Update

    Quote Originally Posted by tailor STATELY View Post
    California is backtracking closing many bars, etc, in counties that are trending poorly ... https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/...243949602.html
    ... Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday shut down bars, wineries, museums, movie theaters and inside-restaurant dining across most of the state for three weeks — with luck, enough time to determine whether those actions will once again slow the spread of infections.
    For the two weeks ended Monday, California’s confirmed coronavirus cases
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  5. End of History

    by , 06-27-2020 at 08:27 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I don't like the term “nihilism”, but recently I have found myself using that on a few occasions; although it may have been misplaced. I have used it in reference to people who use their own set of pseudo-facts in place of history. People like the ones who tore down the statue of U.S. Grant, ostensibly because he owned a slave for a time. In that case, they were also ignoring the matter of him leading the North to victory over the Confederate States of America. Grant wasn't the nicest person around, ...