Monday, January 08, 2018

Vermont Traffic Jam

 

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  1. Re pictures: LOL!

    Blogspot ate my earlier post about what much have been the 1979 blizzard. That was the one where Penny had to walk 4 miles home from her job, through almost two feet of snow, because the "L" couldn't operate in that much snow.

    And I hope this supposedly non-addictive opioid works out better than the from about a century ago. Everybody said a non-addictive opioid was a heroic breakthrough, so it was named heroin.

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    1. I agree with Alan. That was a long hard slog for Penny! So glad she made it!!

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  2. Four miles home through two feet of snow sounds downright dangerous, Bill.

    A couple of times I encountered herds of sheep on the road in an area I was driving through; just had to take it easy and drive very slowly through. One doesn't want to frighten a horse on the roadway, mounted or not, and sudden movements (particularly in front) are the most dangerous, so I was told by my father.

    Heroin (like Aspirin) was a trademark of the Bayer Corporation (maybe that should be Bayer GmBH--Gesselschaft mit Betraenkter Haftung--Business with Limited Liability), but they didn't carefully maintain their exclusive right to either one. Yes, it was intended as a less addictive substitute for morphine. There were a lot of morphine addicts in the US after the Civil War, which I think saw the first large-scale use of morphine. (Think of all those arms and legs they were whacking off in the military hospitals without general anaesthesia--cartloads of them every day.) It will be quite some time before that research produces a medicine, if it ever does--but it has promise. I have had occasion to be administered, and to personally take, opioids; they are wonderful medicines if used properly. And on that note, to bed.

    Alan

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    1. Sheep and usually Horses tend to behave okay in Vermont. It's the wild creatures, such as Moose that are the true dangers. And, of course, it's humans encroaching on their spaces that makes the problem in the first place.

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  3. The photo reminds me--coming home the other day I saw a car with a Vermont license plate! We don't see many of them out here.

    And it's raining (gently)! Yay!

    Alan

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    1. Well, Alan, Vermont is the west coast of New England. 😉

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  4. https://www.yahoo.com/news/ocean-floor-sinking-under-water-130002572.html

    "So much extra water is being added into the world’s oceans from melting glaciers that the ocean floor is sinking underneath its increasing weight. This ocean floor deformation also means we have miscalculated just how much ocean levels are rising and the problem could be far worse than previously believed."

    Because we don't already have enough to worry about, right?

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    1. We need some of our Nobel Prize winning mathematicians to figure out whether this could possibly be self correcting in the long run!

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  5. OK, this makes me think better of McAuliffe:

    How Letting Felons Vote Is Changing Virginia[Click] Under Governor Terry McAuliffe, the state embarked on a campaign to grant clemency more often, and to restore the civil rights of convicted felons.


    The Perfect Pairing of Subject and Chronicler[Click]
    “Disdain for playing by the rules, delight in shocking their audiences, and hunger for the approval of the elites they mock—there’s a lot that Michael Wolff and Donald Trump share in common.” What goes around, comes around?

    —Alan

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  6. Hey! I found out today that I am 16% Viking! I got my AncestryDNA results and I'm 16% Scandinavian ... which believe me has NEVER been mentioned in the family. I knew I'm Irish and Scottish, and as you may know the Vikings went into the Celtic lands and assimilated over time. I'm also 4% British. But I'm chiefly 65% Irish & Scottish. Funny that that's the one thing they didn't differentiate, as my mother was sure she was 100% Irish and my father was sure he was mostly Scottish and a little bit Native American. Turns out there's no Native American unless you count the wee bit that's Finnish/North Russian and that's only if they crossed the continent and the Bering Straight. LOL! Oh my goodness genealogy is a hoot! Oh, and did I mention I'm also part French & German? Who knew?

    I'm somehow really stoked about the Viking part. Ha!

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    1. When I did 23andMe the big surprise was that, along with Bill, I have some Neanderthal. Gosh, I should surely have conquered something by now, eh? What a slacker.

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  7. “Ronald Reagan had the same problem and handled it well. So will I!”
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    https://mic.com/articles/187278/why-donald-trump-shouldnt-be-referencing-ronald-regan-regarding-his-mental-health

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