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    Hi, Sancho!

    Hope your Lady is now vaccinated and in excellent health. As for the smoke donīt we all sometimes smell smoke? Letīs hope that the (Brazilian) saying " Where there is smoke, there is fire" isnīt always correct.
    (Sometimes I donīt know whether you are serious or joking.)
    #Stay home as much as you can and stay well

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    Watching the BBC news on the people with the corona coming across the Mexican border. Seems scary. Glad I live on a tropical island.
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    How-d-do, Danik

    Yep, La Seņora got fully vaccinated back in April. In fact she and I both did - with the Pfizer version. So here’s another weird thing. Although she already had the virus, she felt sick after the second shot. I never got the virus (as far as I know) and I never felt a thing from the vaccination. Go figure. Something in her body chemistry doesn’t agree with Covid 19, I reckon. Anyhow she’s fine, ornery as ever in fact. Her whole side of the family has recovered from it after passing it around amongst themselves like a crack pipe.

    As for Mexico, Tony, I think the tragedy of that situation is that most Mexicans would do anything for the vaccine, but they can’t get it. Up here we’ve got all the doses we need (and they’re free) but a large chunk of the population won’t get vaccinated largely because they’ve listened to some BS from disreputable news source or an internet troll.
    Uhhhh...

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    I have to apologize, Sancho. Only when I watched the news yesterday I got your subtle comment: US is burning. Letīs tell you: we in the southeast sometimes smell the fires in central Brazil.

    And you have moved on. We are still stuck with the virus.
    #Stay home as much as you can and stay well

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    Oy vey

    The fires in western North America have become an every-year event. Well, they’ve always been an every-year thing, but recently they’ve become more widespread and the fire season lasts longer. And, like the virus, western fires are now political. Folks on one side of the political schism believe the fires to be a result of climate change, while folks the other side believe the fires to be a result of poor forest management and logging restrictions.

    Here in western Washington State we usually don’t get much smoke, maybe a couple of days a year. It’s been nice so far this summer. We have a barrier between us and the eastern part of the state called the Cascade Mountain Range and we typically have a cool, moist breeze from over the Pacific Ocean. However when the winds shift we’ll get smoke up from Oregon and California, or down from British Columbia, or from points east. NYC has been getting more smoke from the western fires than Seattle has. In fact 40 or so years ago when Mt St Helens erupted (southwest Washington State) the ash cloud blew east. Coastal areas of the Pacific North West mostly avoided the ash fallout. I’ll bet they had ash from St Helens as far east as Chicago and hazy skies on the Eastern Seaboard.

    At any rate the smoke La Seņora smells isn’t a result of the western fires. It may or may not be Covid related. She thinks it’s allergies, but I’m not so sure. It only started happening after she had the virus. So I wasn’t really joking in my earlier post. I was however joking with her the other night when I said, “Hey, hon, let’s go to that new Texas Barbecue joint and get some smoked ribs…oh wait. All your food is always smoked, eh sweetheart?”

    Turns out it was a ill-considered joke and resulted in me having dry white toast for dinner.
    Uhhhh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sancho View Post
    How-d-do, Danik

    Yep, La Seņora got fully vaccinated back in April. In fact she and I both did - with the Pfizer version. So here’s another weird thing. Although she already had the virus, she felt sick after the second shot. I never got the virus (as far as I know) and I never felt a thing from the vaccination. Go figure. Something in her body chemistry doesn’t agree with Covid 19, I reckon. Anyhow she’s fine, ornery as ever in fact. Her whole side of the family has recovered from it after passing it around amongst themselves like a crack pipe.

    As for Mexico, Tony, I think the tragedy of that situation is that most Mexicans would do anything for the vaccine, but they can’t get it. Up here we’ve got all the doses we need (and they’re free) but a large chunk of the population won’t get vaccinated largely because they’ve listened to some BS from disreputable news source or an internet troll.
    Just stay south of the US Border, I would advise them. The border is strong. Now.

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    There it is.

    Hey, you know what else we can add to our growing list of stuff that’s gotten political? - Banking regulations. You know those lax regulations that allow rich dudes to dodge taxes by hiding their money in overseas numbered accounts, eh Tony?

    So our schism list goes like this so far: Covid-19, Forest Fires, Border Control, and Banking.

    Hmm, what else? I know. How about flag-of-convenience for international maritime operations?

    Good book about that: Outlaw Sea by William Langewiesche. (This is a literature website after all)
    Uhhhh...

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    Well, maybe your wife should see a doctor. Only one has to ponder as the Corona Virus is still a recent presence, doctors might be more puzzled than helpful.

    Anyway, if you suggested it to your wife it might avoid further white toast!
    #Stay home as much as you can and stay well

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