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Arkansas Granny

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One in every 16 Arkansans has tested positive for Covid-19.

https://twitter.com/GregLeding/status/1339596897619595266?s=20

https://twitter.com/GregLeding/status/1339596897619595266/photo/1?

Greg Leding is an Arkansas State Senator from Fayetteville, AR.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Dec 17, 2020, 04:18 PM (2 replies)

Biden picks Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) to be first Native American interior secretary

Source: Washington Post

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Democratic Rep. Deb Haaland, a congresswoman from New Mexico, to serve as the first Native American interior secretary in a historic pick for a department that oversees the country’s vast natural resources, including tribal lands.

A member of Pueblo of Laguna, the 60 year-old Haaland would become the first descendant of the original people to populate North America to run the Interior Department. It marks a turning point for a 171-year-old institution that has often had a fraught relationship with 574 federally recognized tribes.

The first-term House member, who hails from a top oil- and gas-producing state, has pledged to transform the department from a champion of fossil fuel development into a promoter of renewable energy and policies to mitigate climate change.

Interior, which manages roughly one-fifth of land in the United States, will play a critical role in delivering on Biden’s vow to combat global warming. The former vice president has pledged to halt all new oil and gas drilling on public lands and waters, a daunting task that faces both legal and political obstacles. The extraction of oil, gas and coal in these areas account for nearly a quarter of the nation’s annual carbon output.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2020/12/17/deb-haaland-interior-secretary-biden/?wpmk=1&wpisrc=al_news__alert-politics--alert-national&utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wp_news_alert_revere&location=alert&pwapi_token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJjb29raWVuYW1lIjoid3BfY3J0aWQiLCJpc3MiOiJDYXJ0YSIsImNvb2tpZXZhbHVlIjoiNTk2YThjM2JhZTdlOGEwZWYzM2Y3ZWRlIiwidGFnIjoid3BfbmV3c19hbGVydF9yZXZlcmUiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy53YXNoaW5ndG9ucG9zdC5jb20vY2xpbWF0ZS1lbnZpcm9ubWVudC8yMDIwLzEyLzE3L2RlYi1oYWFsYW5kLWludGVyaW9yLXNlY3JldGFyeS1iaWRlbi8_d3Btaz0xJndwaXNyYz1hbF9uZXdzX19hbGVydC1wb2xpdGljcy0tYWxlcnQtbmF0aW9uYWwmdXRtX3NvdXJjZT1hbGVydCZ1dG1fbWVkaXVtPWVtYWlsJnV0bV9jYW1wYWlnbj13cF9uZXdzX2FsZXJ0X3JldmVyZSZsb2NhdGlvbj1hbGVydCJ9.-fEbCh5IjwrPjUzRWGozyFfPJBXlA_TPu6WCHCsYa88
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Dec 17, 2020, 03:27 PM (49 replies)

Just got this from my son about Trump's departure from the White House.

Trump will leave with Grace and Dignity. As soon as Grace finds her shoes, Dignity gets her panties on and they both get paid.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Dec 14, 2020, 07:02 PM (10 replies)

How it started. How it's going.

https://twitter.com/kim/status/1337990466332020739?s=20

https://twitter.com/kim/status/1337990466332020739/photo/1?
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sun Dec 13, 2020, 09:40 AM (0 replies)

A visit in prison, you say.

https://twitter.com/DeaconBlues0/status/1337560281149550600?s=20


Deacon Blues
@DeaconBlues0
Trump: I want to see Biden in prison.
Biden: why does Trump think I would visit him in prison?
6:49 PM · Dec 11, 2020
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sat Dec 12, 2020, 06:33 PM (1 replies)

Charley Pride, Country's First Black Superstar, Dies of Covid-19 Complications

Charley Pride, whose accolades include membership to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry, died Saturday (Dec. 12) of complications from Covid-19. He was 86.

Pride is considered country music’s first African American superstar. He scored 29 No. 1 hits between 1969 and 1983 and charted 67 singles in his groundbreaking career. as well as the CMA Entertainer of the Year award in 1971.

Charley Frank Pride was born into a sharecropping family in Sledge, Mississippi, on March 18, 1934. He recalled walking four miles to and from a segregated grade school while white children passed by in school buses. Because his father scorned the roughness and ribaldry of blues music, Pride grew up listening to the Grand Ole Opry and idolizing such stars as Roy Acuff and Ernest Tubb.
http://www.cmt.com/news/1828520/charley-pride-countrys-first-black-superstar-dies-of-covid-19-complications/


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sat Dec 12, 2020, 05:02 PM (12 replies)

The mother ship. UFO Chicken Coop

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sat Dec 12, 2020, 04:18 PM (0 replies)

World's biggest iceberg heads for disaster

Iceberg A68a has been on a slow journey toward cataclysm.

The mass broke from the Antarctic peninsula’s Larsen C ice shelf in July 2017 and headed slowly for the open ocean, sliding through the water for over two years until it hit the powerful Antarctic Circumpolar Current circling the southernmost continent.

And then, like a speed skater, it was on its way. The current propelled the berg on a fast track through what scientists call “iceberg alley,” a northeast route traveled by chunks of ice that break from the peninsula.

https://graphics.reuters.com/CLIMATE-CHANGE/ICEBERG/yzdvxjrbzvx/index.html
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sat Dec 12, 2020, 03:39 PM (6 replies)

2020 Christmas ornament - face mask angel. 👼

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sat Dec 12, 2020, 12:00 PM (0 replies)

Forecasts of New and Total Deaths from Covid-19.

This week, CDC received forecasts of COVID-19 deaths over the next 4 weeks from 40 modeling groups that were included in the ensemble forecasts. Of the 40 groups, 37 provided forecasts for both new and total deaths, two groups forecasted total deaths only, and one forecasted new deaths only.

This week’s national ensemble forecast predicts that the number of newly reported COVID-19 deaths will likely increase over the next 4 weeks, with 12,600 to 23,400 new deaths likely to be reported in the week ending January 2, 2021. The national ensemble predicts that a total of 332,000 to 362,000 COVID-19 deaths will be reported by this date.

The state- and territory-level ensemble forecasts predict that over the next 4 weeks, the number of newly reported deaths per week will likely increase in 16 jurisdictions and decrease in 2 jurisdictions, which are indicated in the forecast plots below. Trends in numbers of future reported deaths are uncertain or predicted to remain stable in the other states and territories.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/forecasting-us.html#:~:text=This%20week's%20national%20ensemble%20forecast,week%20ending%20January%202%2C%202021.


Detailed info at link. It's going to be a long, hard winter. Everyone mask up and stay safe.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Dec 11, 2020, 04:31 PM (0 replies)
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