This is another of the W.O.O.D. series of semi-regular
Weekly Occasional Open Discussions.
(i.e. if I forget and skip one, no big)
Immediate prior one here:
and remains open for threads running there (at least until the ‘several month’ auto-close of comments on stale threads).
Canonical list of old ones here:
So use “Tips” for “Oooh, look at the interesting ponder thing!”
and “W.O.O.D” for “Did you see what just happened?! What did you think about it?”
What’s Going On?
It must be gremlins on the solar wind… 2 cars in the shop, my main workstation monitor down, so I’m on a secondary “serial port” to it that only works with an old Pentium. And a few more things that have suddenly gone off. Hopefully soon this will have run its course and things can start to take a turn for the good.
Now it’s becoming a party… A party that is in the lead in the polls for the EU Elections. One hopes the people speak loudly. Here’s a video of the “Leave Means Leave Rally”. At 1 hour 41 minutes it has a wide variety of speakers. Nigel shows up at about 1:09:00 but those before him are good too.
I suspect that The People are getting a bit fed up with it all. One hopes the Ministers and MPs realized what that means. There about to have “The voters have spoken, Damn It” in their grill.
God Only Knows if this thing is ever going to end.
Over at Iceage Now he’s got a list that looks like a cold spike is hitting parts of Eastern Europe and a bit of Australia.
Russia – Record cold threatens crops
April 24, 2019 by Robert
“Such low temperatures in the south of Russia (far, far below freezing) are very dangerous, since at the end of April there is an active vegetative period of plants, gardens are blooming, the first crops are sprouting,” warns Meteo-TV.
Record snowfall in Anchorage
April 23, 2019 by Robert
23 Apr 2019 – Anchorage boasted another record daily snowfall yesterday, April 22,
Record cold in several parts of Russia
April 22, 2019 by Robert
IA “Meteonovosti” / Sunday, April 21
Turkey – Surprise snowfall in Central Anatolia Region
April 21, 2019 by Robert
Surprise snowfall in many cities. Almost a foot of snow in some areas.
Snowfall this weekend in parts of Morocco
April 21, 2019 by Robert
Snow falls are expected on Saturday and Sunday in some provinces of the Kingdom, the National Meteorological Path (DMN) said in a special bulletin.
Snowing in Mt Mitchell,NC today
April 21, 2019 by Robert
With freezing temps (at 5,800ft)
Earliest recorded snow event ever in Western Australia
April 20, 2019 by Robert
Good Friday cold blast in Albany brings April snow.
Return of winter in Central Russia
April 19, 2019 by Robert
In Kashira snow depth was 19 cm!
That’s looking a mite cold over there…
Facebook is looking at massive fines for invasion of privacy.
The Dimocrats can’t stand the idea the the Muller Probe was a flatulent nothing, so are doing their best to keep doing the same failure for the next 2 years. Maybe it’s time for Trump to let loose the dogs of war and start prosecutions of those Democratic Luminaries who are known to have been conducting a Private Coup using Public Agencies. Speaking of the voters being fed up with it…
Creepy Uncle Joe Biden has surprised absolutely nobody by announcing he is running for President. Saw a very slick add by him. That guy can act! So much Faux Concern. Did you know that Trump’s campaign to return to our roots is Biden’s (recycled) “Trump will fundamentally transform America”? Yeah, now NOT embracing Barak Obama’s “Fundmental Change” done to America is to fundamentally change America. Welcome to Upside Down Clown World! Honk Honk!
There’s now about 20 official candidates for President on the Democratic side. Anyone think we can hit 3 dozen before the primary? Yet so far it looks like it is shaping up to be a choice between The Old Corrupt & Creepy Guard vs. The Young New Stupid Socialists. Not one centrist pro-American among them.
Frankly, I’m so fed up with the lot of them I can’t stand watching the news anymore. Then CNN / MSNBC et. al. are getting ratings down in the mid-hundred thousands. That’s about at the “relatives of staff + airports & bars” range.
Then George Soros continues his efforts to create chaos in the world. Funding tens of thousands to assault the US Border. His organization now funds the organizations positioning themselves as the ones that will determine what is “Fake News” (no surprise all the stuff they find is “true” is his talking points…) More on this when I get a chance. I made some notes “somewhere’ before the computer troubles showed up.
There’s more, but that’s what I have for now. Little things like simmering war in Ukraine, USA butting heads with China in the South China Sea, the Israeli moon lander crashing, and then the Dragon Capsule blowing up catastrophically. That one is going to set back SpaceX for a good while. Not Good when your emergency escape system turns you into hamburger… Those are 3-D printed engines and soaked in the ocean for a while. I wonder if they are just porous enough to trap enough moisture to make as steam explosion on subsequent use? Originally intended for land, not water, landings… 14 minutes.