I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence
And so the days float through my eyes
But still the days seem the same
And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations
They're quite aware of what they're goin' through

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Linkee-poo is wondering what to do with two turtle doves

The alligators were busy while I was away.

"'If you are having trouble eating or drinking, where your cough is so severe, we can't sleep, we can't eat, we can't drink, that would be the time you want to give your pediatrician a call, or your adult provider a call,' (Doctor Mark) Lockett said." As has been said elsewhere, "What did people do before vaccines? A lot of them died." There's no vaccine for RSV, and almost everyone gets it. It's not a major concern for most people, but there are some people for whom RSV, or really any virus that causes flu like symptoms, can be a major threat to some.

"With the preliminary detection of chronic wasting disease in white-tailed deer in western Tennessee, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds deer hunters of a new rule that prohibits the importation of whole deer carcasses and restricts the importation of specific carcass parts from anywhere outside North Carolina."

"Nobody knows why scientists from (Russia and China) joined forces to perform those tests. There is speculation that the experiments, which involved heating the ionosphere… had something to do with the military, but the real reason remains unknown. Their results were recently published in Earth and Planetary Physics." (Grokked from Dan)

"Japan said Wednesday it is withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission and will resume commercial whaling next year, sparking criticism from activists and anti-whaling countries including Australia." Okay, well at least they're stopping the bullshit of killing whales for "scientific research."

"After a second child died in its custody this week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday night it would review its procedures for how it performs medical checks children."

"However, Trump asked her, 'Because at 7, it’s marginal, right?' Though she did not understand what the word “marginal” meant, according to the reports, the child responded, 'Yes, sir.'" Our president, ending American childhoods.

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