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Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieve it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. ~~~~~~~~~ For, it ends in the blink of an eye. Carpe Diem (Seize the day)!

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♫ I Made It Through The Rain by Barry Manilow ♫

How many inches are you expecting tonight?

Winter Storm Warning in Eastern New York

Active for next 2 days · National Weather Service
This alert has been updated.
Posted 3 hours ago

Locations: Northwestern Connecticut, Mid Hudson Valley, southern Taconics, and southeast Catskills of New York.

Hazard types: Heavy snowfall.
Snow accumulations: 1 to 2 feet.
Snowfall rates...1 to 3 inches per hour will occur at times Tuesday.
Timing: Snowfall will spread this area between midnight and sunrise. Snow will come down heavy during the day Tuesday before diminishing Tuesday night. Lighter snowfall may linger late Tuesday night into Wednesday.
IMPACTS: Very dangerous travel conditions due to snow covered roads and very poor visibilities. Gusty winds will result in some blowing and drifting snow .
Winds: North to northeast at 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to around 30 mph.
Visibilities: Less than one mile with one quarter mile or less for a period during the day Tuesday.
Temperatures: Mainly in the 20s Tuesday and Wednesday, falling into the teens Tuesday night.

Recommended actions

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight... food...and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

A little Lyme goes a long way!

Y'all may remember the bug bite I was complaining about last October. Well anyway by the time I went to see my doctor the bite site was still obvious but the bulls eye was gone. So, all winter long I've complained about feeling like I'm aging quickly this year.

Well ... yesterday I had blood work done. Looks like I may have had Lyme Disease for around 5 months.

Reviving Extinct Species: Is It Worth the Cost?

Reviving Extinct Species: Is It Worth the Cost?
By Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor | February 27, 2017 11:22am ET

Bringing extinct species back from the dead could mean letting living species slip away.

A new study of de-extinction — the potential to use genetic techniques to recreate lost animals and plants — finds that given limited conservation dollars, the benefits of bringing back one lost species would probably cost the extinction of more species that are currently on the brink. For example, if New Zealand resurrected 11 of its extinct species, the government would have to sacrifice the conservation of 33 living species to pay to keep the revived species alive, researchers reported today (Feb. 27) in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.

"There would be sacrifices," said study author Joseph Bennett, a professor of biology at Carleton University in Ontario. "Without major increases in budgets, it would be like a one-step forward, two-step back scenario."

Read more at this link ...


Carolina parakeet
Credit: Jonathan S. Blair/National Geographic
The Carolina parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) was the only native species of parrot in the eastern United States, having ranged from southern New York to the Gulf of Mexico, and as far west as Wisconsin. The birds went extinct in the early 20th century.

Amber Alert (CANCELLED) Aylin Sofia Hernandez - Female,6 ... is safe at her home. Update:

Aylin Sofia Hernandez - Female, 6 ... Last seen in Bronx, NY ... Grey Hyundai Sonata #AG91925 (CT)

Posted 4 minutes ago
Aylin Hernandez (6)
Last seen in Bronx, NY

Hyundai Sonata, Grey

Connecticut license plate #AG91925

Bridgeport CT Police Dept has activated a New York State AMBER Alert and is investigating a child abduction that occurred on Greenwood St, in Bridgeport, CT at about 3:30AM on 2/24/17. The CHILD Aylin Sofia Hernandez is a Hispanic female, appx 6 yo with blk hair and brn eyes. She is appx 4 ft 0 in and weighs about 55 lbs. Aylin was last seen wearing unknown clothing. The SUSPECT Oscar Hernandez is a Hispanic male, appx 39 yo with short, brn hair and brn eyes. He is appx 5 ft 3 in tall and weighs about 185 lbs. The VEHICLE is identified as a Grey 4-dr sedan Hyundai Sonata with CT tag AG91925. The SUSPECT was last seen traveling on Jennings Street in Bronx NY possibly heading for Bronx locations. Suspect abducted child after committing a homicide in Bridgeport CT. Suspect is believed to be in the New York City area. Anyone with any information on this abduction is asked to call the Bridgeport CT Police Dept at (866)N Y S-AMBER or dial 911 to provide information on a report or sighting.

If you have information, contact:

Connecticut Police Department
Call: 1-866-697-2623


Update http://wtnh.com/2017/02/24/bridgeport-amber-alert-canceled-after-child-found-safe/

The child is safe!

Watch! A pygmy three-toed sloth swim between mangroves on the hunt for a mate.

Swimming Sloth Searches For Mate - Planet Earth II - YouTube

Nov 7, 2016 - Uploaded by BBC Earth

Planet Earth II Continues: Official Trailer - YouTube

Nov 25, 2016 - Uploaded by BBC Earth
10 years ago Planet Earth changed our view of the world. Now we take you closer than ever before. This is life.

Part of Something Bigger | Planet Earth II | Series Premiere Feb. 18 ...

Feb 10, 2017 - Uploaded by BBC America
Gather together to celebrate that we're bigger than our differences.

Parrot sings The Monster

Happy Birthday, UTUSN

SNL hasn't been this great since the days of Roseanna Roseannadanna.

He wants to bring in 23 migrant workers this spring to cultivate his grapes.

Eric Trump's Winery Just Begged The Labor Dept. For Migrant Workers


The President’s son Eric Trump filed a petition with the Department of Labor to hire 23 additional foreign guest workers to “take Americans’ jobs” at his Virginia winery. Eric Trump’s demand comes in addition to a December request for only six workers for the jobs which will pay $11.27 per hour, but that they claim that no American wants.

Eric Trump is seeking to hire workers beginning in April and keeping them employed all the way through October of this year. The petition was filed on February 9th, while his father’s Muslim ban was still being decided in the courts for discriminating against legal, visa holding immigrants. Buzzfeed reports:

The Trump Winery, also known as Trump Vineyard Estates, LLC, is asking to bring in 23 workers this spring to plant and harvest grapes. The workers are being sought under the federal H-2 visa program, which permits American employers to hire foreign laborers under temporary work visas as long as no qualified U.S. workers want the jobs. The job on the 1,300-acre estate could run through late October.

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