Today's Tids Issue 3,163
I’m wondering why, if the US doctor was cured by the magic Ebola experimental serum, they aren’t using it in Western Africa. It seems to me that with germs on a march of destruction like General Sherman, any solution that would have a chance to stop the wanton killing, even in early experimental stages yet surprisingly proven in the cases of Kent Brantly and now Nancy Writebol, would be at least attempted. But then I’m not a Government official, just a simple realist with open eyes.
Some days are Crunchy Cheeto days; Other days are Puffy Cheeto days. That’s just the way life works.
I received call from a tele-seller yesterday. She asked me a question and I answered. She said my answer was wrong and I explained, but she kept on going while I talked. Receiving no reaction, I started repeating in ever increasing volume, “Are you a robot? Are you robot? Are you…” After a 30 seconds or so, finally I heard, “No, I’m a real person but I have to read really fast to keep up with the computer dialog screen” Yikes.
Knowing where teens will go next is almost as difficult as tracking Jihadist activists. So every once in a while we ask, What sites are Teens using today…and one isn’t FaceBook.
--Miracles Needed In Ebola Ravaged South Africa; Concerns Deepen As Deadly Disease Seems To be Rampaging; South Africa Closing Door To Ebola Area Workers.
--Hamas Executes 18 Israeli “Informants”.
--Nancy Writebol Follows Brantly Out Emery U Hospital Door; Experimental Drug Seems to be Working.
--Russia Convoy Moves Across Border; Ukraine Declares It An Aggressive Move; Ukraine Receives Heavy Casualties After Counter-attack By Separatists; EuroStocks Suffer From New Action.
--Government Watchdog Says Trade Of Bergdahl For Gitmo Taliban Was Illegal; Foley Siblings Say Government Should Do More Trading For Hostages.
--Raunchy Singer Miley Cyrus Banned From Performing In Dominican Republic.
--While Hedge Funders And Gold Sellers Were Hawking Doom, Dow Creeps Back Over 17K.
--Newly Emerging Reports Say There Are ISIS Sleeper Cells In America.
--Vangard Nearing $3 Trillion In Assets.
In the continuing grand experiment evaluating how innate bias affects the intelligence of newspeople, you may have read or heard about Huffington Post hysteric Ryan Reilly who went berserk after finding what he thought were rubber bullets at the scene of the Ferguson protest chaos. Truly smart people like law officers told him what he found were just ear plugs, something all reasonable people should have handy when listening to the nightly news.
I think one of the cooking essentials is having chicken broth handy at all times, homemade or packaged. It is great as a base for soups, pasta dishes, easy sauces and especially for actually adding taste in veggie preparation. I like to use it for sautéing spinach with a little butter, garlic and topped with parm. The Tidster Tips department has found this rating for store made chicken stocks if you don’t have time to make your own. Based on characteristics of clean flavor, low salt and rich body the best according to the reviewer are Kitchen Basics Natural Chicken Stock and Glace du Poulet Gold. Also good is Swanson’s Chicken Cooking Stock -- Not to be confused with widely available Swanson’s Chicken Broth which was rated so-so along with Emeril’s Chicken Stock and an overly salty College Inn.
In response to the Tid yesterday about the HS girl chastised by teachers for saying “Bless you” after a sneeze, a reader r=writes to inform about the professor in California who reprimanded for correcting a paper from a black student for misuse of words, bad grammar and punctuation. Say it ain’t ok, MLK.
Dining with “Off”, department:
Running out ways to besmirch traditional sensible tasty meals with excess use of fruits and vegetables, it is reported that the so-called international chic, creative chefs are reaching out onto the insect world to add crunch and mystery to your diet. This potential trend will be easily copied and should do well in those kitchens where cockroaches abound.
Speaking of cultural trends, the new Buzz word among publicists and political and entertainment celeb observers is “Optics”. It has quickly become dominant in conversations about “O’s” golfing within hours after talking briefly about reporter Foley’s beheading. It’s about how you look to the public regardless of whether or not you are doing anything wrong. It’s about judgein g fro perceptions in addition to word selection and, of course, truly objectionable actions which are always covered up by optics and word selection. The truth be dammed.
The headline today, “US Considers Wider Action On Jihad Militants,” should have been written 12 months ago.
Labor Day Could be the worst travel Day In 6 years. I’m not moving one inch.
Secretary of defense Hegel says ISIS Is threat beyond anything “we have ever seen.” Expert observers say ISIS thirst for Oil could lead to global financial disaster. Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney warn of growing threat from well organized, well funded, highly motivated ISIS. President musing.
Reading between the Lines Movie Reviews:
--If I Stay is a film that is quite deep but doesn’t achieve the level of seriousness it needs. It’s about a teen couple, both musicians who’s life changes after a car accident where the girl Mia is put into a coma. In an out of body experience she must decide in whether to wake up and live a live far different than she had imagined, or slip away and die. She sees her family gathering around her and in flashbacks we learn about her family and love of cello. We see she feels an outsider to her family of a rock oriented, rebellious past, but a family who she loves.
--In Sin City, A dame to Kill For we see the town’s most hard boiled citiens cross paths with some of its more repulsive inhabitants. (Can you say “Repulsive Inhabitants in today’s society?). It ius pretty standard fare and could have been much better.
As soon as adults figure out how to catch up to teens on one site, like FaceBook, the kids are off to another a with a flick of a couple of fingers. The top five now where parents will want ot get the new “For Dummies” books are: Snapchat where files self destruct (100Mil users); Pheed for video, photo, voice track sharing and live broadcasts; PicsArt for photo editing and drawing; Tumblr for teen Bloggers with little concern about 3rd party access; Vine another video sharing app is an offshoot of twitter. So when you see kids, heads down, typing feverishly while walking into fire hydrants, they’re not talking to friends, just trying to find ways to avoid adults.
Why did my computer indent above? And why can’t I make it go away? I’d better find a kid. I’ll reach out in Pheed!
Have a great weekend – E-v-e-r-y-b-o-d-y!!