Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Flu vs Vaccines

There is an on going debate about the safety of the various flu vaccines. One fact jumps out at us this week. Well, two. One this is a killer flu unknown in recent years. Not since the outbreak during WW 1, have so many died from the flu.

Secondly, no deaths at all have been attributed to the vaccine. So it's at least twenty deaths so far, compared to none from the prevention shots.

I have received a flu shot every year for the last 15 years. Whether connected or not, I have not only avoided the flu, but haven't had a cold during that period either.

Currently with the flu season only half over, over 2o deaths have occurred, mostly in young people. Just this morning a 10 year old died at a hockey tournament in Connecticut, so suddenly that he didn't feel sick before traveling.

This strain, actually two such strains have been active in every state except Hawaii. If you haven't been vaccinated yet, I urge you to but aside the rumors and false information. Protect yourself and family NOW!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Looking Back

I just ran across one of my better efforts that I wrote back in 215. Here it is:

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

WTF re: VA

I normally have nothing but good things to say about the care givers at this fine institution. Today, this isn't about the caregivers, it's about the jerks that populate the bureaucracy.

I snagged my side on a sharp counter top while getting up to go to the bathroom during the night. After a couple of days it began to show signs of infection. So I called my clinic in Sandpoint, only to be told my PA had quit to go back to private practice and they weren't accepting appointments at this time.

So, since I had some errands in Coeur d'Alene, I dropped into the VA clinic on Emma, only to be told that since I was a patient of Sandpoint, they were not interested in helping me.

Now, the only option given to me was a three hour round trip to the ER in Spokane. Damned if I do, damned if I don't. Suddenly I am without a primary provider, but no policy is in place to provide walk in care for a patient that wasn't theirs.(CDA)

Bottom line, I have other injuries and at my age, (80) I cannot handle a three hour round trip to and back from Spokane.

That the bureaucracy in Spokane cannot or will not provide backup with a huge clinic in Coeur d'Alene suggests a very large disconnect on the management side. My congressman, once again will hear from me. This is Bullshit.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Winter From Hell

I remember a year after 1995 that had much more snow, I just can't remember which one it was. The key here is that I was much younger then and more able to cope with the difficulties.

This year wouldn't have been all that bad if a freezing rain were not sandwiched between two back to back storm systems, causing a thick layer of ice to form inside the compacted foot of the white stuff.

I was trapped for five days, with both doors unable to open wide enough to get out. Fortunately, when I put the word out that I needed help, Ralph Jones, owner of Ralph's Coffee house rode to the rescue. He shoveled my back entrance clear, shoveled my car out then took my accumulated garbage out, went to the store for me and ran other errands that were critical. That we have a man of that stature here in Bayview, Idaho is more than outstanding.

The problem was exacerbated, because Frontier Telephone Company has consistently missed installation appointments, so I couldn't even call 911 if needed. Now if it just would warm up enough to clear the roads, we would be in high clover.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Coal Awards

I have two coal in the stockings awards this year, both commercial.

Jack-In-The Box for using a gay wedding to sell burgers.

The second is Taco John's firing of their largest stock holder, founder and president for making the obvious observation that NFL teams kneeling for the national anthem was cutting revenue. (Papa John's is a major advertiser for NFL games.)

Political correctness run amok. 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Bayview wintering

For those of you that are smugly sitting in the south in hot weather, shut yer pie holes.

For everyone else, while Bayview is still getting heavy snow, the streets are passable. Up above? Don't go there. It's hard to tell how much snow we have, because it continues to pack down. I'd guess about 8 or 9 inches. Athol and the other uplands, much more. Roads will be impassable until it changes to rain... If it does.

Stay tunes and stay warm Hope we don't lose power from snow loads With this wet snow, Our area will increase in population if we get to count snow men.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Sexual Wars

I do not have a problem with sexual predators and or powerful people being brought to justice as long as that is what is going on...Not!

An allegation is now enough to ruin a reputation or career. One wonders how long it will take for enterprising females to use this as a ruse to settle grudges that are not sexual at all.

Fired from a job? He propositioned me. Guilty. 

It is true that powerful men with large egos many times will take advantage of a woman. It is, however, and not one word about this in the media, true that many women are drawn sexually toward powerful men. To some women power is a turn on. Not one word. Not one.

Backing a woman up against a wall groping them is crude and unforgivable. Sexual innuendos is a gray area as it is a subjective sort of issue. Flirting involves some of the milder forms of this.

So to sum up, I am never going to sexually molest a woman, nor grope one. I will stick to the tried and true fondling, and only those that I am confident appreciate it.