Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

5G phones: How serious is the threat to US flights?

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-60042178

Killing your host, virus vs humans

Op Ed by Helge Nome
It is not a good idea to bulldoze in on your host, with no regard for his health and the consequences for yourself in the process, as you accompany him to his, and your funeral.


If you want to thrive and multiply, your host needs to be treated with respect and not be unduly troubled by your presence. COVID has now learned that lesson and is very successfully claiming territory in the form of the Omicron variant.


The question arises; have we, humans, learned that lesson yet, in relation to how we treat Mother Earth? I don't think so, and we are about to learn the hard way, whether we like it or not, and those that show our mother some respect will ultimately be those that survive.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Those were the days: Four Masted Barque rounding Cape Horn 1928 - Captain Irving

Fred Eaglesmith 10 years on. Are you a Fredhead?

Fred Eaglesmith and his band performed at the Grandview Stage, near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta on July 14, 2009.

 

End of pandemic. What's next?

Op Ed by Helge Nome

The Covid pandemic is all but over, thanks to the virulent Omicron variant that has now all but displaced the Delta variant as the main infective agent.

The result is far less severe disease and more rapid recovery from infection. Nature has done its thing. What's the point in killing your host or severely demobilizing him anyway? If the object is rapid and sustained spread to a maximum number of hosts?

So, like in 1920, it is time to move on to the good times, maybe? Like the "roaring twenties"?

History has a tendency to repeat itself, so I expect something like that will happen because of post pandemic pent up energy being released.

Just as well, because we are going to be heading into severe weather challenges as atmospheric gases move in unpredictable ways above our heads, driven by changes in ocean currents and absorbed energy from Sol.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Fred Eaglesmith on Grandview Stage

 Veteran Canadian singer/songwriter and storyteller Fred Eaglesmith had a captive audience on Grandview Stage, southwest of Rocky Mountain House on Tuesday, July 14, 2009. The informal lawn setting, mosquitoes, and unfulfilled threat of showers, fitted right in with Fred's style: He is a somewhat irreverent commentator on the status quo, in both prose and song and his followers are self proclaimed "FredHeads" (rhymes with "deadheads"). Present among the locals at the performance where people from Australia and one group had traveled from Vancouver to spend a night with Fred and his band, who were supported by the Ginn Sisters from Texas. Fred commented on everything from life on the farm ("I shot my neighbor's dog") to Brian Mulroney's $300,000 wad of cash, and how heavy it must have been to carry it out of the hotel. ("Why didn't he just accept a cheque instead?)

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Friday, December 31, 2021

Good news from South Africa

https://graphics.reuters.com/world-coronavirus-tracker-and-maps/countries-and-territories/south-africa/

Average number of new infections reported each day in South Africa falls by more than 4,700 over the last 3 weeks, 20% of its previous peak

COVID-19 infections are decreasing in South Africa, with 10,336 new infections reported on average each day. That’s 44% of the peak — the highest daily average reported on December 16.

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Message from Harry Covid

"Hi, My name is Harry and you are my host. I feel the same way you do: Live a long life and reproduce to the best of my ability. Let's get along and treat each other with respect.

I don't want to kill you and my offspring inside your dying body, so I have decided to stay away from your lungs and hang out in your airways instead. That way I can quickly jump from one of you to the next one without putting you into isolation in a hospital, because you can still breathe without much difficulty.

I'm OK, you're OK. We get along."

Reply: " That works for me too Harry; gives me time to figure out how to get along with you so that you can fit in with all the gazillion other critters that live inside me. Welcome to the family"

You wish : ) Hazing project aims to frighten Edmonton's urban coyotes from the streets

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-urban-coyote-hazing-1.6263581?ref=mobilerss&cmp=newsletter_CBC%20News%20Top%20Headlines%20%20%E2%80%93%20Morning_1613_367622