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Wingnut coronavirus cure of the day from tRump's friends down south.....

(South America that is, from Brazil)

Tom Phillips @tomphillipsin

The top story in Brazil this morning seems to be a politician/doctor being ridiculed for suggesting ozone therapy by rectal insufflation ("soooo easy! soooo quick!" ) is an "excellent treatment for Covid-19

Quote Tweet: UOL Notícias @UOLNoticias

SC: Prefeito avalia tratamento para covid com aplicação retal de ozônio http://zpr.io/HzTRM
8:57 AM · Aug 4, 2020

If it's all the same, I'll pass on any videos of Bolsonaro trying this procedure....... ........

Check out this satellite view of Tropical Storm Isaias and the rainfall potential....

Totally enveloping the South Carolina coast:

(IR Image GOES East Band 13)

Rainfall potential:

Looking at forecast up through that yellow & orange area, NWS is predicting up to 4" of rainfall including for Myrtle Beach, Lumberton, Goldsboro, Richmond (VA), and up through DC and Baltimore.

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Mon Aug 3, 2020, 03:31 PM (9 replies)

Notre Dame Cathedral's organ getting 4-year-long cleaning

Notre Dame Cathedral's organ getting 4-year-long cleaning

Pipe by pipe, the organ that once thundered through Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is being taken apart after last year's devastating fire

Associated Press via ABC News
August 3, 2020,

Link: https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/notre-dame-cathedrals-organ-year-long-cleaning-72141886

PARIS -- Pipe by precious pipe, the organ that once thundered through Notre Dame Cathedral is being taken apart after last year's devastating fire. Amazingly, the 8,000-pipe organ survived the fire, which consumed the cathedral’s roof and toppled its spire. But the blaze coated the instrument in toxic lead dust that must now be painstakingly removed.

The mammoth task of dismantling, cleaning and re-assembling France’s largest musical instrument started Monday and is expected to last nearly four years.

Once restored, it will take six months just to tune the organ, according to the state agency overseeing Notre Dame’s restoration. Its music isn’t expected to resound again through the medieval Paris monument until 2024, to the dismay of the cathedral's dedicated organists.
The general who leads the agency said the organ, which dates from 1733, will next play again on April 16, 2024, marking five years since the fire.

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Mon Aug 3, 2020, 12:35 PM (2 replies)

Judge Salas breaks silence in heartbreaking video tribute after son's shooting death

Judge Salas breaks silence in heartbreaking video tribute after son's shooting death
"This monster knew where I lived and what church we attended," said Salas.
ABC News
By Jon Haworth
August 3, 2020, 8:16 AM

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/judge-salas-breaks-silence-heartbreaking-video-tribute-sons/story?id=72143701

Judge Esther Salas has released a nine-minute videotaped statement about last month’s shooting death of her son and the wounding of her husband and is the first time Judge Salas has spoken publicly since the shooting two weeks ago.

In the remarks, Salas said the gunman had targeted her because of her position as a federal judge.

“Two weeks ago, my life as I knew it changed in an instant, and my family will never be the same,” Salas began. “A madman, who I believe was targeting me because of my position as a federal judge, came to my house.”

Salas, holding back tears, begins to detail the harrowing incident.....

She's very brave for sharing this account at this time and we hope she will be successful in her efforts to better protect our federal judges.

KY........... ..........
Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Mon Aug 3, 2020, 11:41 AM (2 replies)

Cute overload: Angela Farm- Burrowing Owls (11-1/2 min.)

Witness a brood of 10 burrowing owl chicks mature on a huge wheat farm in Montana....

Never knew there's such a thing as burrowing owls, being raised around farmland in the South. I have enjoyed watching prairie dogs play outside my motel window during many service jobs in Wyoming.

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Mon Aug 3, 2020, 02:13 AM (5 replies)

If you have central air, study the air circulation patterns in your rooms....

so that when there's multiple people around, you can avoid return air bringing virus toward you. Just locate your air discharge vents (D) and your return air suction portals (R) and envision air traveling from D-to-R. In many older homes, there's only a large central return air port in a common hallway.

Next (assuming you have central air), consider purchasing a HEPA filter for your system to replace the standard fiberglass filter. A HEPA AC system filter can trap virus particles and dust before they can get to your condenser coil. Virus particles will mostly pass through a standard filter and can collect on the air conditioner's condenser coil and remain there in a viable state for quite some time because the coil is chilled. A portion of those particles can then be re-entrained into the feed air as the system cycles and therefore spread virus throughout the home.

I recommend 3M Filtrete Ultra Allergen Air Filters - 1500 (Purple) which run around $25 each, although you can find generic equivalents for around $10 each. Regardless of what you consider buying for your home, make sure the filter(s) are rated and tested for capture of virus particles. Not all so-called HEPA filters are necessarily capable of capturing a high percentage of viruses. COVID-19 particles are reported to range approximately in size between 0.05 and 0.15 microns diameter.

If you're like me and use window AC units, consider a portable HEPA unit for the room or rooms you occupy most. Holmes, Honeywell and several other companies make those but always consider replacement filter costs and read lots of reviews.

Dispersion of certain essential oil blends via an atomizer is another way to reduce viruses in you home's air.

Thanks for posting and I hope this helps!.........
Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Sun Aug 2, 2020, 12:36 AM (0 replies)

Another foxy lady with a shoe fetish......

Fox found with impressive shoe collection in Berlin
BBC News Europe
31 July 2020

Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53612856


A fox in a leafy suburb of Berlin has been getting into the spirit of summer - by collecting flip flops.

For weeks residents of Zehlendorf were baffled that a thief was stealing their flip flops and sports shoes from their gardens at night.

Finally a man spotted the culprit on a patch of wasteland, "in flagrante, carrying two blue flip flops in its mouth", the daily Tagesspiegel reports. The fox had a hoard of over 100 shoes, but not the man's missing running shoe.

The man had suspected it might be a fox after raising the matter on a neighbourhood watch website and getting complaints from other locals about a missing pair of shoes, or one missing shoe.

Tagesspiegel editor Felix Hackenbruch posted photos of the evidence on Twitter......
(sorry, I don't speak German. Perhaps someone can interpret)


Caught in the act of shoe shopping.....

The hoard.....


Best motivational speech I've heard all year....

(sound ON please)
Aaron Rupar @atrupar

Here’s Mia’s recap of her evening

11:30 PM · Jul 28, 2020

KY........ ........

TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS - Puerto Rico currently catching fresh hell.....

PR is the little rectangle inside that very nasty red eye......

From: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/satellite.php (Atlantic Views / Caribbean / IR / Image)

Current (5:00am) forecast cone......

Source: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at4+shtml/085346.shtml?cone#contents

Thoughts and best wishes go out to all our friends in Puerto Rico and beyond in the path of this storm.


Nasa Mars 2020: First aircraft to fly on another planet

Nasa Mars 2020: First aircraft to fly on another planet

Ingenuity is a 1.8kg (4lb) helicopter that will ride to Mars attached to the belly of Nasa's Perseverance.

Nasa wants to be first to demonstrate powered flight in Mars' thin atmosphere, but the Red Planet's gravity makes it tricky.

Laura Foster explains......

Read here: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-53587718/nasa-mars-2020-first-aircraft-to-fly-on-another-planet

I wonder how this little craft and its cameras will cope with the dust on Mars.

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