Random Thoughts For A Saturday

I admit it….I do not have enough to do a complete post so I will do a piecemeal post…..

Saturday and thoughts are raging….watching a hurricane…….

First, a bit of the political…..People wonder why I am so hard on Trump supporters….well this is one reason…..

A meme has been spreading around Facebook and Twitter that shows a man, purportedly a Trump supporter, claiming that former President Barack Obama resigned in 2016 because he knew he would lose to Donald Trump.

I know, we are laughing too.

Here is the tweet that started it all:

A user named Tyler said, “Obama was too scared to run against trump because he knew trump would destroy him. That’s why Obama retired.”

https://www.politicalflare.com/2019/08/trump-supporter-says-obama-resigned-in-2016-because-he-knew-hed-lose-to-trump/

Down here in the Deep South we have a couple of poisonous spiders…the Black Widow and the Brown Recluse….,and there is where this post picks up……

That swishing sound in Susie Torres’ ear sounded like water. Maybe it was caused by a recent allergy shot, she thought. The slight pain didn’t let up, so she decided to have her ear examined after work. A medical assistant had one look and went for help, KSHB reports. As she left the room, she said, per People, “I think you have an insect in there.” Two nurses, three medical students, and a doctor arrived, per CNN. It took the doctor several tries, but the troublemaker was removed from Torres’ ear: It was a brown recluse spider, whose bites carry a venomous fluid. “The nurses said it was dead,” the Kansas City woman said later, “but they might’ve just said that so I wouldn’t freak out.”

The spider came out in one piece, and it hadn’t bitten her. The brown recluse usually stays outdoors, the CDC says, but can also be found in dark closets, shoes, and attics. A bite usually only happens if it’s trapped against a person’s skin. A bite can cause a severe lesion, which needs medical attention. Torres was calm during the episode, but conceded, “I’m pretty terrified of spiders.” She’s taking no chances now, especially at bedtime. “I went and put some cotton balls in my ear last night,” Torres said.

I have heard about roaches in ears but a spider is a first……

EEEEeeewwwwwwwww

For as long as I can remember there has been tales of the monster of Loch Ness….so far there is no proof that such a beastie exist…..so how do we explain the tales?

A new study may have an answer for us…..

Scientists failed to find Nessie in a study of Scotland’s Loch Ness—but they did come up with a possible explanation for more than 1,000 reported sightings of the mythical monster, including 14 this year, per the Mirror. Unfortunately, we don’t yet know the details. The findings, to be announced Aug. 29, come after an international team sequenced environmental DNA from 250 water samples, per the New Zealand Herald.

The BBC reports “about 500 million sequences … have now been analyzed against existing databases” in an effort to catalog all animal and plant life within Loch Ness. “There are around four main explanations about what has been seen” and “our research essentially discounts most of those theories,” says geneticist Neil Gemmell of New Zealand’s University of Otago. Tantalizingly, he adds: “However, one theory remains plausible.

Remember last week’s mash up on Greenland?

Well the US will soon open a consulate on the island……

The U.S. reportedly plans to open a consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades amid President Trump’s interest in the island.

The State Department, in a letter to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee obtained by The Associated Press on Friday, said the move to reopen the consulate in Greenland’s capital of Nuuk was part of a larger plan to increase American presence in the Arctic.

The U.S. has a “strategic interest in enhancing political, economic, and commercial relationships across the Arctic region,” the letter said. 

It also reportedly said a permanent presence would permit the U.S. to “protect essential equities in Greenland while developing deeper relationships with Greenlandic officials and society.”

The letter stated that the consulate would be “a critical component of our efforts to increase U.S. presence in the Arctic and would serve as an effective platform to advance U.S. interests in Greenland.”

(The Hill)

How much will this gimmick cost the American taxpayer?

And that is it for a Saturday

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Sad News For A Saturday

I regret that I must report on yet another death of a US soldier in Afghanistan……

A U.S. service member died in combat Thursday in Afghanistan a little over a week after two Army Green Berets were killed by enemy small-arms fire.

A statement from Operation Resolute Support officials in Kabul did not identify the service member or branch of service. Pentagon policy mandates that names of personnel killed are not released until 24 hours after the next of kin are notified.

This latest casualty marks the 15th service member to die in combat in Afghanistan in 2019, which has become the deadliest year since the U.S. formally ended combat operations in 2014.

(military.com)

It is to for the candidates to answer question on the policies and the wars we are fighting….too many fine Americans have given their lives.

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IST offers our condolences to the family…..our thoughts are with you and yours on this weekend.

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