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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.


Saturday, April 4, 2009

We Are in the News!

Well, we have made it! Sebring has emerged on the National scene because of an anthrax scare. Oh, wait a minute, we haven't. The story never made it out of Florida. I guess we have become blase' about silly things like possible terror attacks. Or maybe nobody thinks little ol' Sebring would be a likely target of one since the story made it no further than the Miami Herald and was mostly confined to the surrounding hundred miles. Which is ok since it was, once again, a hoax. An interesting, somewhat costly, hoax, to be sure.

All the facts are not in yet but it seems some young man (age 20) decided to play a "joke" by leaving around 48 envelopes with a "suspicious" white powder in them on a number of cars in a local hospital's parking lot and on cars and in mailboxes in the surrounding neighborhoods. I don't think he's laughing right now. Since each envelope constitutes a charge which has the potential to give him 15 years in jail. One wonders just what his motive was since he already has an arrest record for burglary. See Anthrax arrest.

On a lighter side, Hubble has some new pictures out. Here's one and a link to a 53 pic "slide show" that is quite interesting... (click on the pic to see the slide show).


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6 comments:

Small Footprints said...

Just what we need ... something more to worry about. In this case, he is, perhaps, a harmless terrorist, but ... I suppose he scared a lot of people with his joke and makes others feel insecure about the possibility of an attack. It's cruel!

Thanks for the slide show ... just brilliant!

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

Linda S. Socha said...

Good Grief. There are moments when I feel I may have wondered off into the wrong deminsion while smelling the flowers and working AT THINKING HAPPIER THOUGHTS!. Am I on the right planet I ask myself

Linda

Michael said...

Oh, pretty nebulae!

The SARS virus, Avian flu, and Dengue fever outbursts in Hong Kong actually do make worldwide news. Over the past ten years, our city has been disparaged greatly, health-wise, and it's quite sad.

Michael.

Douglas said...

Michael - your part of the world seems to be a breeding ground for things the rest of us fear. The "Hong Kong Flu" was the big scare some years ago. SARS and Avian Flu just makes our health people really nervous.

Small - I suspect he was either a twisted joker or was trying to create a diversion for some burglaries he was planning. He isn't too bright or he wouldn't be a criminal. I thought the slide show was a nice diversion from the local insanity. Beautiful pictures which would never see if not for the Hubble.

Linda - the horrible thoughts go away when you visit the slide show.

Michael said...

Oh, pretty nebulae!

The SARS virus, Avian flu, and Dengue fever outbursts in Hong Kong actually do make worldwide news. Over the past ten years, our city has been disparaged greatly, health-wise, and it's quite sad.

Michael.

Douglas said...

Michael - your part of the world seems to be a breeding ground for things the rest of us fear. The "Hong Kong Flu" was the big scare some years ago. SARS and Avian Flu just makes our health people really nervous.

Small - I suspect he was either a twisted joker or was trying to create a diversion for some burglaries he was planning. He isn't too bright or he wouldn't be a criminal. I thought the slide show was a nice diversion from the local insanity. Beautiful pictures which would never see if not for the Hubble.

Linda - the horrible thoughts go away when you visit the slide show.