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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Things heating up


Of course, I’m going to have to talk about the weather. Dang, it’s hot! Not only is it hot, it’s humid. Heck, as far as I’m concerned even the gravity is set too high. Seriously though, it’s a scorcher.

Normally it’s cool enough here in Northern New Hampshire that I don’t need air conditioning. In fact, I don’t even have AC. Usually the fans are enough. However, today might be one of those bring a few cold beers down to the lake days.

This heat wave is affecting a significant portion of the country. The power grid is going to be stretched in a lot of places. Prepare for outages. Yesterday I made sure my home battery bank was in top condition. The last thing I want is for the fans to stop working and for the ice-cream to melt. We should be in good shape here, even without AC. Thank goodness for all my shade trees.

Thank goodness I don’t live in a city. (Of course, I’m always thankful for that, but heat and humidity in the concrete canyons are the worse)

Speaking of things heating up, what’s going on with Iran? Drones are being shot down. Ships are being captured and crews interred. Frankly, when the most recent tensions started, I never expected things to get to this point. We are perilously close to this being in a shooting war. The war of words is quickly turning into a war of bullets.

This is one of those conflicts that has the potential to spiral into something much bigger. There are alliances involved. For example, it’s the British who’s ships are being attacked, but we are their allies and will jump in to support their efforts. There are long simmering hatreds in the region, especially between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Politicians may have something like a raid or limited action in mind, but all the pieces are position for a large regional war. Perhaps it could even turn into a world war. I hope wiser minds pull away from that, but once these things start they have a bad habit of getting out of control. That’s what History tells us, but we are probably doomed to repeat it instead of learning from it.

At any rate, hope everyone keeps cool . . . and keeps their cool.

-Sixbears

10 comments:

  1. We can be fairly certain that few muslims will keep their cool. As for the others, I guess hope is all we have.

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  2. Y'all know it's hot here lol.

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    1. You must be melting. Of course, your winter warmth is very nice.

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  3. Time to fill up my 46 gallon Excursion gas tank. Before Bolton gets what he wants in the ME.

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    1. Good idea. Prices are already climbing around here, for some reason.

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  4. I hope all this heat over such a large area (like globally) doesn't create the monster mother of hurricane breeding conditions. And what about the upcoming winter season for you people up north? Will it be the worst winter ever?

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    1. Last winter was horrible. I'm doing everything in my power to avoid spending another winter in snow country.

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  5. at least it gets down into the upper 80's over night here. But the humidity makes it even worse.

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    1. Supposed to be in the 70s tonight so I'm going to suck some of that cooler air into the house with fans.

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