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" Dengue Fever Found on Florida's Treasure Coast"

"An outbreak of dengue fever linked to a neighborhood on Florida's Treasure Coast has caused Mosquito Control officials to go door-to-door in an effort to get rid of possible disease-carrying mosquitos.

Three dengue fever cases were confirmed two weeks ago, Martin County Health Department spokeswoman Renay Rouse said. A fourth case was uncovered after a review of previously unconfirmed cases in the area.

All four cases are linked to people living or working in the Rio neighborhood of Jensen Beach in Martin County, Rouse said."

snip...

"Dengue is transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. A person can contract with dengue fever or a more severe form, dengue hemorrhagic fever, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 100 million dengue cases are estimated each year in most tropical areas of the world."

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/dengue-fever-found-on-floridas/16967121

It was only a matter of time before more and more of the world's mosquito borne diseases came ashore.

As the temps rise, the mosquitoes' range moves northward.

I am not sure at what temperature this species dies but I would imagine most of the eastern FL coast is possible.

And that is not even speaking of anything south and east, into the Gulf.

Now THIS is Cool!

"Timelapse: Satellite Reveals 10 Years of Weather in Three Minutes"

Watch as hurricanes fly across 2,000 miles in almost a blink of an eye.

I did not particularly notice Sandy, or any of the large ones but I'm sure you can see them; just correlate the day/year and slow/stop the video.

Also, watch the El Ninos/La Ninas as they pile up against Peru and then head NE.

http://www.accuweather.com/en/features/trend/video_noaa_goes12_satellite_ca/16825896

" WBNS-10TV: Columbus police searching for four masked men"

WBNS-10TV: Columbus police searching for four masked men

Now at first glance this article from the Columbus Dispatch seems ok.

But I got to thinking that it is a somewhat difficult task, even for Columbus' finest to search a metro area of one million people, none of whom, unless it's Halloween, for 4 MASKED MEN.

Just saying.

WTF????

Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight Blog Is to Join ESPN Staff

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/20/business/media/nate-silver-blogger-for-new-york-times-is-to-join-espn-staff.html?_r=0

" Nate Silver, the statistician who attained national fame for his accurate projections about the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, is parting ways with The New York Times and moving his FiveThirtyEight franchise to ESPN, the sports empire controlled by the Walt Disney Company, according to ESPN employees with direct knowledge of his plans."

But on a more happier note;

" At ESPN, Mr. Silver is expected to have a wide-ranging portfolio. Along with his writing and number-crunching, he will most likely be a regular contributor to “Olbermann,” the late-night ESPN2 talk show hosted by Keith Olbermann that will have its debut at the end of August. In political years, he will also have a role at ABC News, which is owned by Disney."

What, now I have to get my politics, except for the national biggies from Politico?

"Tame Inflation Also Has Some Drawbacks"

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/tame-inflation-drawbacks-185900650.html

Leave it to Rupert via his rag, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

From the article;

"While tame prices avoid spooking the Fed, freeing it to consider factors such as unemployment, they may be too subdued. Rising prices boost companies' top lines and, ultimately, profits (Corporate profits are ALREADY AT HISTORIC HIGHS!). That is needed to underpin stock gains. With margins already well above average, corporate revenue must start pulling its weight. As earnings season gets under way in earnest this week, it seems possible, though, that year-over-year revenue will be about flat. This would mark the third-consecutive quarter of ennui."

"The inflation rate may be reassuring for the Fed, but it is cold comfort for stock-market investors (Well isn't that special!)."

Let's hear it for the 1% and their making profit vs. wanting to raise the core inflation rate (to ???).

And you thought 'Travon' incidents could only happen in the South;

"Teen wants apology after officer pulls gun

“A gun was pointed at me (Xzavier Brandon) and handcuffs were put on me, and that’s everything that’s done to a criminal,” Brandon said in an interview last week.

Exempt from final exams because of good test scores at New Albany High School, Brandon was walking his usual route to preseason football practice on May 28 when a resident of Hilltop Trail Drive thought he looked suspicious. A house in the Northeast Side neighborhood had been broken into between 8:30 a.m. and 12:40 p.m., when the homeowner returned and discovered the crime.

“There’s someone walking down the street who might have something to do with this,” he told the Columbus police dispatcher (Mike Eberts). “It may just be a coincidence that he’s just walking by, but it sure looks suspicious to me.” He told the dispatcher he would follow the youth in his car.

Eberts, the neighbor who called police, said this week, “I wasn’t accusing anyone of anything. I simply was encouraging the police to talk with someone in the area.” He wouldn’t elaborate on what he thought was suspicious about Brandon."

How many times have we heard it said, 'Brandon was guilty of being black'.

Spock drops the 'f bomb';

Which IS bleeped out naturally (it's part of a commercial).

http://io9.com/old-spock-battles-new-spock-in-the-greatest-car-commerc-493836696

The premise is a battle between the old (Nimoy) and the new (Zachary Quinto) Nimoy featured in a Volvo commercial.

As you can imagine there's several references to the show, all done very well.

MUCH funnier than 'the Darth Vader kid'!

It's an Audi commercial!!!!!!!!!!!

My bad.

'Get a brain morans;'

Has a new site of where to view it;

http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/bl-funny-pictures.htm?x=249&y=146&PS=165%3A22

It made their 'funniest political pictures of all time'.

What Betting Markets Are Saying About the Next Pope

This is a link to Nate's blog;

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/04/what-betting-markets-are-saying-about-the-next-pope/#more-38988

I would not have even the title another thought had I not read his blog a few days ago.

Then, I read an OP;

O'Malley, the `cappuccino priest,' a hit in Rome

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014422607

What will the average Joe, Catholic of course, do now?

Are they going to fly those stupid mini flags of their favorite sport's team; HELL, I live in Columbus OH and 10% of the cars fly these flags, paint their cars Scarlet and Gray (OSU's colors) or have some sort of decal displayed.

Will the chant during church, led by the priest, be 'USA, USA, USA' during a regularly scheduled hymn?

Will red be the new color (see the pic at the OP)?

USA, USA, USA!

Finally got around to seeing, 'Land of the Dead;'

It's OK, for a zombie movie (my favorites are 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'Fido'), but considering it's from George Romero...

A critique of the film is not my reason for posting though.

Dennis Hopper plays the anti-hero.

He is a psychopathic; greedy, runs all the vice in 'his' city, class A bigot and all around bad guy.

Now I don't know about any of you, but aren't these the qualities that make for a 'card carrying' Republican?

Now I seem to remember that Mr. Hopper underwent a political transformation before he died; he 'converted' to a Republican.

So, for what it's worth, Dennis was playing a character that he would have greatly loved and admired; Cheney, Reagan, Bush, etc...
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