A Promising Ebola Vaccine

Two by two, hands of blue!

The West African Ebola outbreak is still going on as we sit here in our comfy chairs, sipping fancy coffee (I speak for myself of course).  Good news though, it’s starting to burn itself out.  Well, mostly.  Ebola is still going strong in Guinea, where recent cases of new infection have increased.  But in Sierra Leone new infections are on the decline, and there’s been no new infections in Liberia for several weeks. The rapid decline in Ebola in Liberia is thanks, in no small measure, to the efforts of your taxpayer dollars, and the U.S. military, the world’s largest humanitarian organization. Continue reading A Promising Ebola Vaccine

Divest and have a Happy(er) Valentine’s Day!

Today, just a quick post to say that Global Fossil Fuel Divestment Day has begun.  So why not take a look at your investments and see if you can switch to something less destructive.  Even if you are not an investor, there are still ways you can help. Check out these posts… Why Divest From Fossil Fuels – un-burnable fossil fuels, stranded assets, and corporate welfare Carbon Budgets Explored – how much can we safely burn?  I made some easy to look at graphs to help visualize this. Peak Oil Predictions — Only 50 Years Left?! – thoughts on fracking, Saudi Arabia, and just Continue reading Divest and have a Happy(er) Valentine’s Day!

A Salute to a Reality-based Organization!

Happy Veteran’s Day! And thank you for your service if you’re a vet.  The Doc did his time with Uncle Sam a while back, and wholeheartedly supports America’s veterans. I’d just like to point out to you that the United States military is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, having responded to nearly every major disaster and humanitarian crisis around the globe in recent memory.  After all, who else has the disciplined, well-trained people, supplies, equipment and global reach?  That’s a rhetorical question.  The answer is nobody else does. This of course includes here at home, where the National Guard and Continue reading A Salute to a Reality-based Organization!