Hurricane Ian reports from ABC News:

See the latest by clicking here.

PHOTO: Residents are rescued from floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 29, 2022.
Residents are rescued from floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Orlando, Fla. (John Raoux/AP)

As a resident in a long-term care facility safely out of the way of hurricanes (but not wildfires), I wonder how vulnerable patients are doing in Florida . . .

— MRW

‘Fauci and wife’s net worth increased by $5M during the pandemic . . .’

Read the article from Fox News by clicking here. Excerpt copied below:

As many Americans and businesses struggled during the pandemic, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci and his wife experienced a $5 million net worth increase.

The Faucis saw their net worth expand from $7.5 million in 2019 to $12.6 million at the end of 2021, watchdog group OpenTheBooks discovered and shared with Fox News Digital. The increase came from the likes of investment gains, awards, compensation and royalties.

“While Dr. Fauci has been a government bureaucrat for more than 55 years, his household net worth skyrocketed during the pandemic,” OpenTheBooks CEO Adam Andrzejewski told Fox News Digital. “Fauci’s soaring net worth was based on career-end salary spiking, lucrative cash prizes awarded by non-profit organizations around the world and an ever-larger investment portfolio.”

“Despite becoming a figure of controversy, the system has rewarded Dr. Fauci handsomely,” Andrzejewski said. “For example, he is the top-paid federal employee, his first-year golden parachute retirement pension is the largest in federal history, and he’s accepting $1 million prizes from foreign non-profits . . .”

Editorial Cartoon.

— MRW

‘Eden Village: Tiny Home Communities . . .’

Fight Homelessness

See their website by clicking here. Unlike some others which focus on so-called Transitional Living, Eden Village says this: Residents can live at Eden Village for the rest of their lives or however long they may choose.

Take A Tour.

Apply To Be A Resident.

Start Your Own Eden Village.

This is what I’ve been promoting for years, in every respect. I’ve subscibed to their newsletter and will share more info here in the future . . .

— MRW

Hello, Boulder City Council? It’s the worst-behaved transients trashing our public restrooms . . . Move the BUMS on down the road!

Read the article from Boulder Reporting Lab by clicking here.

The public restroom on Pearl Street has been closed for months. As of Sept. 27, 2022, it is open. Credit: John Herrick

How do these people get elected, anyway? They don’t even remember the brief experiment a few years ago, when portalets were installed along Boulder Creek Path. It was a FAIL!

Instead, hand out RTD bus fare to Denver along with a sack lunch and drop ’em off at Denver Rescue Mission. Much cheaper AND more effective!

— MRW

‘Boulder County considers bike path along one of its deadliest roads’

Read the article from Boulder Reporting Lab by clicking here.

My comment follows below:

Years ago, before traffic lights were installed at the “T” intersection of N. Broadway & U.S. 36 in north Boulder, I observed many packs of a dozen or more cyclists ignoring the stop sign and scarcely slowing down as they merged onto 36. It seemed to me that only the leader(s) of the pack would check for traffic, because everyone following in the peloton would have their heads down! This occurred several times each day.

Then came the day when I saw a lone cyclist pull the same stunt; sadly, he rode right out in front of a dump truck and was horribly mangled. Still clinging to life as they loaded him into an ambulance with an almost-severed leg, he was declared DOA at the ER.

After the traffic lights were installed and law enforcement began paying more attention to reckless cyclists at this location, they finally began to stop and wait for the green light. Most of them, anyway.

I was there at this intersection every day for years, and I never saw a reckless driver run down a cyclist, although I’ve no doubt this happens. The danger is mostly caused by inattentive cyclists, based on my personal observations, and I think bicycles ought to be banned altogether from major highways with motor vehicles traveling at high rates of speed.

— MRW

It gets worse, much worse, as you look back into English history: The ‘royals’ are a bunch of degenerates!

See the modern-day chronicle of their scandals, which is mild compared to the days of Henry VIII and others . . . Although Elizabeth II is personally untainted, she nevertheless presided over the goings-on during the past 70 years.

Click here: The Biggest Royal Family Scandals.

An excerpt, which I’ve always considered hysterically funny:

An Australian magazine published the transcript of a call between Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles — a longtime married friend. The transcript all but confirmed what many rumors had postulated: That Charles and Camilla were romantically involved. 

In one of the more confounding parts of the conversation, the couple jokes about Charles turning into a tampon in order to “live inside” Camilla’s trousers. 

Dignity and self-respect are NOT qualities conspicuously on display in the lives of many so-called royals.

— MRW