Thursday, January 2, 2014

Reflections About the Upcoming New Year

(Image:  Security camera captures the explosion at the Volgograd Train Station)

Other than my Christmas and New Year Greetings, it's been over a week since I posted anything newsworthy.  It's not that I was out of town, or unplugged from the internet; I simply wanted to enjoy the Holiday Week of 2013.  Judging from the sparse message traffic in my e-mail account, I think my like-minded friends felt the same way.

It's not that time stood still for those of us fortunate enough to actually enjoy 2013's final week.

(Image:  Volgograd bus destroyed in suicide bombing)

Russia's Once-and-Future President finally got around to condemning the attacks.  

Still, this doesn't bode confidence about the security of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Meanwhile, here in the Good Ol' USA, it's lights out for the incandescent light bulb.  

While the "curly fries bulb," as Mark Steyn has calls them, are suppose to reduce one's electric bill, the upfront cost is almost 13 times higher than the now-illegal incandescent ones.  But what's just as aggravating is that at the stroke of the proverbial pen, the Federal Government eradicated the ability of consumers to choose for themselves on what kind of light bulbs they want to drive away the darkness.

(Image from FOX News)

And speaking of saving the planet, I've only been half-attentive to research vessel stuck in the Antarctic ice since Christmas.    

(Image from

It' wasn't until I read yesterday's post by The Diplomad, that I discovered what Paul Harvey use to say was "...the rest of the story:"  The ship & crew set out on a global warming safari.   Funny how the non-FOX-based news agencies never mentioned that.

And speaking of FOX News:  While it's easy for us like-minded folks to say "the irony abounds," this ship of warmists still think the Antarctic ice is melting

Yup.  2014 is off to an inauspicious start.  

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