Let me just say, “Stop this crazy nonsense!”
I came to this via dangerousmeta! but I’m sure #45’s antics have nothing to do with this upcoming event on January 16, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. (ET).
“While a nuclear detonation is unlikely, it would have devastating results and there would be limited time to take critical protection steps. Despite the fear surrounding such an event, planning and preparation can lessen deaths and illness. For instance, most people don’t realize that sheltering in place for at least 24 hours is crucial to saving lives and reducing exposure to radiation. While federal, state, and local agencies will lead the immediate response efforts, public health will play a key role in responding.
Join us for this session of Grand Rounds to learn what public health programs have done on a federal, state, and local level to prepare for a nuclear detonation. Learn how planning and preparation efforts for a nuclear detonation are similar and different from other emergency response planning efforts <…>”
Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation
Seen at Garret’s and I followed it to read the original. Worth a read, IMO…
I fondly recall her on The Dick Van Dyke Show and Hollywood Squares. Thank you, dear Lady…
On this day in 1999, I joined a substantial number of people in starting a blog. Then mine was called ‘blivet’. blivet was on EditThisPage though many were using other hosts and software such as Blogger. This was long before whatever has been proclaimed as ‘The Start of Blogging’ like ‘War Blogs’, ‘Mommy Blogs’, etc. It was a longer form, prior to the idea that you could use 144 characters to communicate something besides a grocery list.
Happy 18th anniversary to all the bloggers there at the start and the friends I made then. I will not attempt a listing as I will forget someone and feel horrible.
Here’s to 18 more!
Garret on the possibility of National Park admission fees skyrocketing…
As someone who lives around these parks, I’d like to make a few comments to give some needed illumination on the subject. The media’s using this for cheap shots, and it’s more serious than that:
Source: National Park Price Hikes … what you may not realize. [LONG.] — dangerousmeta!
Kevin’s movie reviews are always worth the wait…
Queso, usually I’d put a bunch of excuses in this opening paragraph about why this is going up so late, when the real question is: nearly ten months into 2017…
Source: 2016 in Film. | Ghost in the Machine
I know several people who live in Florida; Reno, Commander Dave, Claudine, and Summer. I’m sure I’ve forgotten someone… Please keep yourselves safe.
Source: Hurricane Irma Live Updates: West Coast of Florida in Cross Hairs – The New York Times
How to Be Enough – Personal Growth – Medium
Admittedly, this is pretty light stuff but sometimes you need light things to re-expose covered-up stuff. I do at least. Or maybe I just love stratigraphy…
“On Tuesday, May 9, Haymarket Books hosted a conversation between Michelle Alexander and Naomi Klein, moderated by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, in front of a sold-out crowd of 3,000 at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre. In this, the final part of the transcript of that conversation (lightly edited for length and clarity), the three women discuss movement-building, the need to write “people’s platforms” and not to rely on candidates, and their hopes and fears for resistance to the Trump regime. Read part one here and part two here.”
How do we envision the movements necessary to get beyond the existential threats to the planet and its people?
Source: “Trying to Build in the Rubble of Neoliberalism”: Michelle Alexander and Naomi Klein on Bringing Movements Together