Source: Amazon – Face Masks
Background regarding the origins of the Coronavirus (see below) and Map Link — CLICK HERE to track the current status of the virus…
On December 31, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of an outbreak of “pneumonia of unknown cause” detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China – the seventh-largest city in China with 11 million residents. As of January 23, there are over 800 cases of 2019-nCoV confirmed globally, including cases in at least 20 regions in China and nine countries/territories. The first reported infected individuals, some of whom showed symptoms as early as December 8, were discovered to be among stallholders from the Wuhan South China Seafood Market. Subsequently, the wet market was closed on Jan 1. The virus causing the outbreak was quickly determined to be a novel coronavirus. On January 10, gene sequencing further determined it to be the new Wuhan coronavirus, namely 2019-nCoV, a betacoronavirus, related to the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome virus (MERS-CoV) and the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome virus (SARSCoV). However, the mortality and transmissibility of 2019-nCoV are still unknown, and likely to vary from those of the prior referenced coronaviruses.
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Today’s Thoughts From Rick – “A Day To Put Down The Electronics And Give Thanks”:
Thanksgiving was intermittently celebrated on and off since 1789, with a proclamation by George Washington after a request by Congress; AND, did not become a federal holiday until Lincoln’s Presidency in 1863 (during the Civil War). Of all the Holiday’s of the year, this is one celebration that we can gather together and give thanks for God’s blessings. For awhile today, try to put down the electronics if you can; and, give thanks for whatever it is that comes to your mind and heart.
Be mindful of others and be safe… Happy Thanksgiving to ALL…
Good time of the year to do some spring cleaning by removing and backing up of files on your computer, phone, tablet, etc… It does not take long for a disk to start filling up; especially, if you are a packrat.
Source: xkcd: Disk Usage
I have been seeing numerous articles posted on the internet about the eclipse that is to occur Monday, August 21st and the warnings and “how to’s” associated with watching it. One article that impressed me was from an Ohio optometrist who issued this plea last Friday: “Please, don’t watch the solar eclipse outside…”. He went on to say that there are serious risks associated with viewing a solar eclipse directly, even when using solar filter glasses. You can read more about the Ohio Optometrist’s warning by clicking on the source link below…
I guess this all boils down to the fact that you better know what you are doing. Personally, I am not going to risk my eyesight.
If you do want to watch the eclipse, watch it online. For example, the best source I found was NASA. They have an eclipse site setup (see source link below) where it will be live streamed (12A to 4P EDT), from 12 locations, using airplanes, telescopes, and high altitude balloons. Below is a global depiction (of the USA) and the tracking of the eclipse; AND, a chart giving you an idea the timeframe of the eclipse based on commonly known locations across the USA.
Happy 4th of July… If you are not able to get out and see a fireworks show, you can make your own show from your computer. Phantom Fireworks has an online simulator where you can select specific fireworks and stage them to display in a timeline…
SOURCE: Phantom Fireworks