USDA wildlife slaughter goes on and on and on

The next time I am fortunate enough to hear a coyote or, if I"m really lucky, a wolf, yipping and howling at the moon, I will think of this article, which describes so well their wretched, hunted existences, canines hounded by Man.-- blj


US Agriculture Department’s ‘Wildlife Services’ Killed Approximately 1.2 Million Native Animals in 2019

By Center For Biological Diversity

Global Research, October 08, 2020

Center for Biological Diversity 7 October 2020

On the Trump-Biden debate

 A young firefighter had returned to the station after a 24-hour day on the fire line of a fire that had been burning and expanding for a month. He had bathed, eaten a cooked meal, and slept many hours before awaking, just in time to catch the great debate on the bunkhouse TV. When it was over, the young government employee asked one of the senior firefighters in the room, “What the fuck was that?”

Virus note: October 1, 2020

MERCED (BLJ) – On October 1, the Merced County Public Health Department reported 145 deaths from Covid-19 (an increase of 11 since September 18).

California reported 15,989 deaths (an increase of 91 in a day).

The United States reported 210,874 deaths (an increase of 657).

The world count was 1,021,765 deaths (an increase of 7,807).

On the infection in the White House: is it ever good policy to try to ignore what most threatens?




Clear choice in District 2 Supervisor race

Pedrozo, the UNANIMOUS choice?

Saturday afternoon I found a leaflet stuck in my screen door for Josh Pedrozo, former city councilman, now running for a seat on the Merced County Board of Supervisors. It said, “Josh Pedrozo, The UNANIMOUS Choice for Merced County Supervisor.”

Below, were endorsements from six labor unions, the county Board of Realtors and the UC Merced Democrats.

Pedrozo’s website reiterates the group endorsements and adds some names:

We are proud to endorse Josh Pedrozo for Merced county supervisor- district 2

Fauci fights the Trump administration

I listen to Dr. Anthony Fauci, particularly when he is standing up against the Trump administration, because he is a doctor and a scientist, and because doctors and scientists ought to be in control of a national campaign to defeat the pandemic. Politicians ought to follow their lead and help the medical scientists, doctors, hospitals and nurses in a unified campaign to protect the public from the virus.

Virus note: September 18, 2020

MERCED (BLJ) – The Merced County Public Health Department reported on Friday, Sept. 18, that 134 have died of Covid-19.

California reported 14,911 deaths (an increase of 195).

The United States reported 201,735 deaths (an increase of 1,092).

The global count for the day was 951,787 deaths (an increase of 6.900).

Virus note: September 11, 2020 -- Western Europe comparison

MERCED (BLJ) – The Merced County Public Health Department on September 11 reported that 127 corona virus patients who were residents of the County had died (an increase of two in the last couple of days). The County is reporting a 5.8 percent for the last seven days, which has dropped the overall average to 17.57 percent on a total number of tests of 49,346. The number of tests amounts to 59 percent of the population of the City of Merced, 18 percent of the County population.

California reported 14,265 deaths, an increase of 171.

The August Complex/Mendocino National Forest Fire in other words

Anthony Peak, Stonyford, Fiddlers Green, Alder Springs, Dogtown, Etsel Ridge, Black Butte River, Sunnyside, Log Spring Ridge, Chicken Ridge, Mexican Ridge, Hammer Horn Mountain, Middle Fork Eel River, Soldier Ridge, South Yollo Bolly Mountains, Red Mountain, Yuki Wilderness Area, Round Mountain, Kneecap Ridge, Little Round Mountain, Brushy Camp Ridge, Noel Spring Ridge, Bowman Ridge, McGill Ridge, Sanhedrin Ridge, Rattlesnake Ridge, Grindstone Creek, Shepherd Ridge, Salt Gulch, Hardin Ridge, Copper City, Lone Star, Daves Ridge, Valley View Mountain,  Digger Ridge, Heifer Ridge, Hall Ridge,


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