Saturday, October 31, 2020

"Best Used By" Dates Are Approaching

Because of being tied up with miscellaneous things today, here's an odd collection of things taking up space in queue that are approaching their expiration date.

Since this attempt to amend the state's constitution is on the Florida statewide ballots this week, I'll lead with this:

A story on the "other costs" of lockdowns that Dr. Fauci and the other experts who can't see past the ends of their noses are recommending.  Suicides among young people nearly doubled in one county in Wisconsin.  I've been harping on the idea that there doesn't seem to have been a femtosecond worth of attention to the costs of locking down since the earliest days of lockdowns.  Now, around the world we're hearing about things like babies dying due to Covid travel restrictions, suicides being up as in that article, overdoses (arguably another form of suicide) being up, and people just seeming to be waking up to what will be a wave of cancer deaths starting out months ago and continuing for years.  Why?  Because of the lockdowns people aren't getting their cancer diagnosed when it's a stage 1 or stage 0, but will be getting diagnosed when their cancer is bigger, which means more likely to have metastasized and therefore harder to successfully treat. 

I think I saw someone else post this one I got in my email.  That sure would have made a mess! 

And I got a laugh out of this one (note the guy with the maracas at right):

The top must have been when the company was founded because the first successful Falcon 1 launch was September 28, 2008.

Finally, a cool screen shot from Lab Padre cam on Starship SN8 with tonight's Blue Moon/Hunter's Moon rising behind it.  "Hi, Mr. Moon; we're coming for you."


  1. I am so looking forward to the 15km hop sometime next week hopefully.

    As to the $15/hr min wage? That has been a killer everywhere it's been proposed. It has destroyed businesses and lives up and down the West Coast USA. Here in tourist/old phart State? It would destroy this place. Totally a bad idea. Stupid socialists and their stupid ideas. But then again, it's been brought to us by the same people that pushed 'medical' marijuana for 5 years or so.

    1. I gather the reason they cancelled this week's static fire was the weather, winds in particular. They have a closure set for today from 7PM to 1AM Monday, then Monday through Wednesday 9AM to 11PM.

      The strange one is the five hour tonight. It leaves me wondering if they need to bring something to or from the test pad area.

  2. Two week lock down to slow the spread somehow morphed in locking down the country - for all practical purposes - until the country starves and dies.

    1. I saw an interesting moment on TV - the 1 in godzillion moments that's interesting. On Laura Ingraham's show on Fox News, her most common cast member went to both the Biden and Trump rallies and asked people at both, "which do you fear more, the virus or the loss of freedom?"

      Assuming they were fair in what they showed, every person at the Trump rally said they feared the loss of freedom. Every person at the Biden rally said they feared the virus.

      "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?" Apparently for Biden supporters.

      To borrow Patrick Henry's immortal quote.

  3. That is a great picture from Boca Chica. I checked into LabPadre just a little later when the Moon was higher. It was still a fabulous look.

    The Democrats/Leftist/Socialist are just plain dumb when it comes to economics. They seem to think that if you wish it it will just be and be great. And the same goes with masks.

  4. Just voted in our little precinct in the hinterlands of suburbia/formerly-rural SE Hillsborough County. The wife and I had to wait in line for at least half an hour, something that NEVER happens in our neck of the used-to-be-woods and pastures. Let's hope that portends good things to come...