Archive for February, 2018

NYC GETS SNOW

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

It is snowing heavily at 9:19 this morning in New York City.  I don’t think we have had a flake before this.  I well remember winters forty years ago when there was snow on the ground for months and all precipitation would be snow in the winter.

The city workers managed to get masses of it into trucks and then it was dumped out onto the frozen river.  There would be piles of snow higher than my head on the sidewalks with a cleared walkway for pedestrians.  Global warming has changed all that radically.

The forecast calls for high temperature today to be near 42 degrees. What snow we have will be gone shortly.  I am still glad to have a little snow; I miss those winters decades ago.

“US Not Like The Developed World”

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Pyongyang

I just read a strikingly accurate assessment of ways in which the US is not like the developed world in an article that quotes Korean leader Pyongyang. He correctly notes that the US is behind other wealthy nations in many areas as well as being “the gross violator of human rights”. The link is below:

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/01/31/lack-paid-maternity-leave-hell-student-debt-north-korea-catalog-us-rights-violations