Pigmy Killer Whales, sick and all washed up. Two fishermen did what they could to save two beached whales near Boca Grande, Fl. Scientists give the animals 25% chance of recovery but are doing all they can. The story
There's water on Mars. Scientists watched some white stuff exposed by their little extra planetary back hoe and it disappeared. It is remotely possible that it is something else besides water but very unlikely. Frozen water, which you may know as "ice", can evaporate without melting in a process known as sublimation. This discovery greatly adds to the possibility that there was, or even still is, life on Mars. We've been dropping space junk onto the planet for decades now, so remember if it ever happens...We attacked them first!
Skin cancer is almost always curable is detected early and rarely so, if detected late. I need to make an appointment with my Dermatologist, now that I think of it. I have loved the sun way too long and much for an auburn haired freckled kid who is now arriving at the "silverback" phase of life. T-cell therapy is showing promise as a cure for late stage melanoma. Here's hoping!
Judging from the progress our garden is making, in another week or so, we won't care where those killer tomatoes came from. A member of the nightshade family, tomatoes have been my favorite garden bounty since I was old enough to hold a saltshaker in one hand and pick my own tomato with the other. Regardless, it looks like the tainted ones came from Florida. Let's take a moment to thank Republicans for all they do to protect America from everything but Republican appointees in high places in our regulatory agencies.
That abstinence education thing works like a charm:
Birth rates for teenagers aged 15 to 17 rose by 3% in 2006, the first increase since 1991, according to preliminary data released in December by the National Center for Health Statistics.
In Massachusetts a group of 16 and under girls made a pact to get pregnant and raise their babies together. Hey...Listen up! The Spears girls are not exactly great role models, ok? And they are even worse parents. You want to make things really really tough on yourself and a child, just try making a decent living and caring for a baby as a 16 year old. Planned Parenthood will give you advice and free condoms, even if your parents won't talk with you, but try them first. You might be surprised.
And while I'm thinking about it, here's a useful link: Planned Parenthood ( We give them money...Go get some of it back in the form of information or whatever. )
I feel for those folks who are living in the flood plain along the Mississippi and are getting flooded. Every levee that is built makes it worse somewhere downstream, and the last time this happened (1993) lots of us said they should NOT rebuild back where they were. They didn't listen and now, lots of disaster profiteers will rush in an maybe sell them trailers that will be too toxic to live in and stuff like that. The folks who need help will get screwed and you and I will get screwed and anybody who ever votes for a Republican ever again ought to have their head examined for earworms or something. It's all headed toward New Orleans. By the way...I don't know if climate change had anything to do with this, but it's the SECOND 200 year flood in 15 years.