Archive for January 22nd, 2022

January 22nd, 2022 - 11:54 pm § in Humor, Misc.

Online shopping

“A New Jersey woman was browsing furniture on Walmart’s website and adding items to her cart, but had not yet purchased any of them. So when package after package started arriving at her door, she was … confused.” It turns out her 2-year-old son “was playing on his moth[...]

January 22nd, 2022 - 11:45 pm § in Misc.

The nest builder

“Retired salesman John Stimpson just turned 80. … He has just completed his goal of building 30,000 swift boxes, which could house half of the UK’s breeding population of 60,000 pairs.” That simple statement capsulizes the amazing work of a remarkable man who spent 13 years build[...]

January 22nd, 2022 - 11:29 pm § in Health, Politics, Racism

Studies show racial disparity in Covid-19 treatment

Treating Covid-19 is still a work in progress. (So is preventing infections, but we won’t go into that here.) Disease experts, drug developers, and doctors are still learning what treatments and drugs are helpful to save severely ill Covid-19 patients. When Trump was hospitalized, and apparent[...]

January 22nd, 2022 - 2:37 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Did a Russian agent try to overthrow our election?

     “Boris Epshteyn, an adviser for former President Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign, acknowledged Friday that he was part of the effort to prop up so-called ‘alternate electors’ to support Trump in key states,” CNN reported on Saturday, January 22, 2022 ([...]

January 22nd, 2022 - 2:16 pm § in Politics

Elections and responsibilities of citizenship

When I was in the Army, we were told “freedom is not free.” What they meant was we had a citizen responsibility to defend our nation, but in my view it’s equally applicable to our roles in America’s civilian society. We have a good thing going for ourselves, in this country, [...]

January 22nd, 2022 - 11:02 am § in Health

Washington’s hospital emergency

Hospitals in Washington State issued an urgent plea to the public asking residents to do their part and reduce the pressure on health care facilities overwhelmed by the coronavirus. In a statement released on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, King County hospitals underscored the rapid increase in illness in[...]