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Wednesday, September 24, 2014


On August 4 I first reported on Ebola when deaths hit 1000.  Today:

  • USA Today:  21,000 cases by November (about 50% die).
  • CNN World:  550,000 cases by January
  • Washington Post:  1.4 million cases just in Liberia and Sierra by January
Do you get the idea something exponential is occurring?

Ebola first appeared in 1976 in the Congo (then known as Zaire) by the Ebola River.  Can this contagion spread throughout the USA?  Almost surely not unless the disease evolves to become transmittable through airborne mechanisms.

September 18 came, and went with Scotland still part of the United Kingdom.  The vote was 55% against, with 85% of those eligible casting votes.  Interesting that the largest city, Glasgow voted FOR independence 53%-47%, while Edinburgh, the second largest, went CON by 61%-39%.  Next, Texas could vote to secede in March.  Will this happen?  Nah.  Why?  Polls show 60% to 75% would vote against independence.  On the other hand, if the other 49 states in the Union vote on whether Texas can stay, there is a good chance Texas could be kicked out.  This is a joke.  I think.

The latest news today from the Hawaii Tribune Herald is that the lava flow towards Pahoa has slowed to a crawl, still about a mile from that town.  Two hundred and fifty businesses and 9,400 residents are being impacted.  Click on THIS for updates from the USGS on the Puna lava threat.

There is a new tropical storm that popped up in the West Pacific, Kammuri at 35 MPH, expected to strengthen into a typhoon and head straight towards Japan.  However, current models show the track turning northeast before making landfall:


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