We bring you scary Q prophecies, how to help with pandemic love, bankrupt Hertz, a new blog Pacific Voyages, more on the new AA award search tool, we travel to Tristan de Cunha, advise new graduates, go on a mega rant about what is wrong with everything with so many institutions that let us down, the best Covid-19 coverage I am so proud of, we go spacey with UFOs, Star Trek and Mad Max Fury Road material and lots more always free…which matches pretty much what I earn here lol!
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I’ll see you Friday. Be excellent to each other. Enjoy the last week of May already, wow! Wear a mask if you go outside, be respectful.
This was recommended to me by TBB blog reader Bill. It is a must read if you are interested to find out more about these QAnon dumb phucks that someway somehow keep multiplying out there. The Prophecies of Q. American conspiracy theories are entering a dangerous new phase. It is a long read, you have been warned. I think I lost count how many times I said WTF out loud, I am not joking. The absurdity of this shit is extraordinary and the mental capacity of people who fall for this shit is, well, covfefe! And when you realize even the US President is in on some of this crap you have an urge to scream “Is this really happening?” or other more extreme profanities. I could excerpt so many parts but I won’t…I need to keep going!
I just don’t see this happening in the US. But maybe we could learn some lessons. Then again, with a patchwork of 50 States doing things differently, this may take a while you guys. A Vision of Our Post-Lockdown Future. And here we have people protesting because they need…haircuts!
As I said, we have a long way to go. Social Distancing Is Not Enough. We will need a comprehensive strategy to reduce the sort of interactions that can lead to more infections. Yeah, we need to redesign our indoor life. Excellent piece on how we can do things better!
Interesting tables. States Are Reopening: See How Coronavirus Cases Rise or Fall. We are doing much better in Michigan. Oh, stay at home order extended to June 12.
With even the President urging churches to get back to normal, smh: Superspreader Events Offer a Clue on Curbing Coronavirus.
Not seeing this come to life: Ten reasons why immunity passports are a bad idea.
Ok, this has to do with my love of running and I am conveniently inserting it here: Running in the Age of Coronavirus. I have only been running for about 27 months or so. I still consider myself a newbie runner. So I must admit I had not heard of Jim Fixx who apparently was instrumental to bring running to the masses. Very interesting investigative piece on his life, his influence and health in general. Oh, he died while running.
Very informative: From Camping To Dining Out: Here’s How Experts Rate The Risks Of 14 Summer Activities. Must read to get up to speed how to stay virus free imho.
An online version of the stunning first page of the New York Times yesterday with the names of 1,000 dead from Covid-19, along with something about them taken from their obituary.
You want to help others? Love the idea behind this site: Pandemic of Love. Read more about it: A new social movement is helping connect those who need help with those who can help.
MILES & POINTS
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There was absolutely nothing surprising that Hertz, the car rental company, filed for bankruptcy protection. What was shocking to find out was that the company had $17 billion in debt, wow! With travel disrupted in such a major way…I expect others to follow.
I probably have over 4 million miles and points by now, I haven’t checked in a while. It’s just a weird holding pattern we are living in these pandemic days…We all miss traveling. But it can wait…
I am happy to bring to you a new travel blog I have discovered. Pacific Voyages. Travel To Places You Will Never Go…a series of vignettes about mostly obscure islands of the Pacific which populate this ocean most abundantly. So, lets discover some of the first island entries, so exciting, enjoy!
Since we are in this vibe of remote islands, let’s get to one that is extremely remote, Tristan de Cunha: A Visual Dispatch From One of the World’s Most Remote Islands.
This is a mega rant. First the People. Yes, hell of a rant. Against the WHO, FDA, CDC, Universities, Media, Boards, Wall Street, Congress, and Donald Trump. Look, I do not disagree with most of the points made. But what do we do now? We need to work with what we have to get out of the jam. Then, we better do a lot of fixing. Or will we go back to our old comfortable ways? Time will tell, post offers no solutions, just great rants!
Very fortunate that son graduated in 2019 from college. Daughter is graduating from high school this year and I think she can manage not having the typical second half senior year and walking in a stadium ceremony. This is a really good article: 7 Pieces of Financial Advice for New Graduates. Good luck to all graduates!
ODDZ & ENDZ
Is it me or are we seeing more and more about UFOs lately? Should Scientists Take UFOs and Ghosts More Seriously? I found this to be a very interesting interview, lots to think about.
Did you know how Star Trek came into creation? This picture story will show you how and you will love it. This has a very inspiring message for us all!
If this story will not bring you to tears, well, are you a robot? Parents Spend 32 Years Looking For Their Kidnapped Son, Save 29 Other Kids Before Reuniting With Their Child.
Wow, they are watching us: The facial recognition world map.
One of my favorite movies. Reading some of what happened while shooting it is amazing! Mad Max:Fury Road: The Oral History of a Modern Action Classic.
We are now entering BLOG BUZZ, a section for advanced hobbyists and veterans of this fast imploding hobby and also a section where I go on and on about some stuff that happens in my life because it helps me feel better about myself.
Wait, maybe it is not that bad! Surprisingly, the New American Airlines Award Search Tool Doesn’t Suck!
Sunday was the hottest day of the year in Ann Arbor. I ran 7.5 miles and it was just brutal. But at home this was waiting 🙂
This is how to take out your kid playing soccer lol.
With five conversions month to date I feel unstoppable! #justkidding
And I leave you with this…Me when I look at my conversions!
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