The weekend begins and as my usual tact I will give news that did not make the MSM for various reasons.
First, the climate change (that issue that does not exist in some minds)…..
When Chris Rogers returned to the NSW Central Coast after a stint living overseas, he was eager to embrace the quintessential Australian lifestyle — a home where his kids could swim in the ocean whenever they liked and he could walk along the beach he loves every day.
But more than a year after powerful swells battered Wamberal Beach, causing massive erosion beneath the waterfront properties, he’s been left fearing his home could be washed away in the next storm surge.
“We’ve worked our whole life, this is our family home, and to look at your kids and not be able to comfort them is scary,” Rogers says.
Next is a subject that would make an interesting scifi movie……
Earth formed 4.5 billion years or so ago. Ever since then, it’s been slowly cooling on the inside.
While the surface and atmosphere temperatures fluctuate over the eons (and yes, those external temperatures are currently warming), the molten interior – the beating heart of our planet – has been cooling this entire time.
That’s not a glib metaphor. The rotating, convecting dynamo deep inside Earth is what generates its vast magnetic field, an invisible structure that scientists believe protects our world and allows life to thrive. In addition, mantle convection, tectonic activity and volcanism are thought to help sustain life through the stabilization of global temperatures and the carbon cycle.
Because Earth’s interior is still cooling, and will continue to do so, this means that eventually the interior will solidify, and the geological activity will cease, possibly turning Earth into a barren rock, akin to Mars or Mercury. New research has revealed that may happen sooner than previously thought.
Not good news…but what the Hell, right?
Finally more idiot news.
These days the younger generation cannot exist without their energy drinks for whatever reason…..everything needs to be flavored now the biggest insult….Coke with coffee…..
Coke with Coffee is a soda that yells at you with sugar. It writes flavor emails in ALL CAPS. It has zero chill — and double the caffeine of normal Coca-Cola.
The newest spinoff from Coca-Cola has mistakenly been called coffee in a can. That’s not really the case. This is very much still soda, just with some coffee vibes. With that said, it’s still potential nightmare fuel if it somehow ends up in the hands of a child.
Let’s use a beer analogy. If Coca-Cola is the normal flagship IPA from a big brewery, Coke with Coffee is the wacky, heavy double IPA that comes out as more of an over-the-top gimmick made with crazy ingredients.
AS a consumer of coffee….I do not want to dick it up….black no sugar is my choice…..I want it to taste like coffee….nothing else.
Now for the most useless news…..and it involves a toilet….
Back in 2003, somebody flushed a toilet in the middle of the night in Italy and the couple in the neighboring apartment thought, boy that was loud. Nineteen years later, that couple near La Spezia has finally won their legal case against the neighbors for too-loud flushing at night, reports the Times of London. The case reached the nation’s highest court, which cited principles laid out by the European Court of Human Rights in deciding for the couple, notes the Washington Post. The toilet was not only loud, it was reportedly used often—”aggravated by frequent night use,” is how the court put it.
The judges ruled that the flushing compromised the couple’s quality of life by disrupting their sleep and jeopardizing their health. As the case inched its way through the Italian legal system over the years, the full story emerged. Four brothers owned the apartment with the loud toilet, and they installed the water tank in a shared wall that happened to be the couple’s bedroom wall. Italy’s supreme court ordered the brothers to move the tank and pay the couple 500 euros (or about $565) for every year it was in place, reports the Guardian. That will amount to about $10,700 for the couple.
I feel so much better now that justice has been served.
Have a great day, my friends.
Be Well and Be Safe
“lego ergo scribo”
2 thoughts on “Saturday’s News Round-Up”
I once lived in a brand new terraced house with thin walls. My neighbour was a great guy, but he worked on the airlines, so came home at strange hours of the night. I was regularly woken up by the noise of his toilet flushing in the early hours. I didn’t take him to court though, just asked him not to flush until after 7 am if he could.
As for the Earth cooling,I doubt I will be around to see that, so it’s bad luck for those who outlive me.
Best wishes, Pete.
That is some thin walls…..my biggest thing was Coke with Coffee…..why? chuq