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Don't think it did - I suspect that the CP Redis problem is back and messages are getting "Lost", only to turn up again later.
I've had several email notifications today that don't have messages attached when I go to reply ...
"I have no idea what I did, but I'm taking full credit for it." - ThisOldTony
AntiTwitter: @DalekDave is now a follower!
Ecstasy of Gold is one of the best soundtracks ever written.
A friend of mine once commented that the Once Upon A Time In The West theme was TOO beautiful and that's why she couldn't listen to it.
Truly a musical mastermind.
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain
It's not unusual, Mongolia and China typically have a handful of cases per year. Arizona has a handful of cases of the plague per year too. In Madagascar they have/had bigger problems with the plague, with periodic outbreaks, not just isolated cases.
Actually, plague pops up here and there, rather consistently, particularly in the western US (for example).
On the page from a google search (buebonic plague in usa):
The plague, in spite of its lethal reputation, is not uncommon in the U.S. and it is usually no longer a death sentence. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the plague was first introduced in the U.S. in 1900 by rat-infested steamships. It is most common in the western U.S.Nov 25, 2019
China's main claim-to-fame, aside from a massive population, will remain their abuse of that population's human rights.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
I'm afraid it's only going to get worse...
Even with the many extra deaths of COVID-19 the world population is still growing.
We're running out of resources, animals are going extinct, we're polluting and destroying the environment, people are radicalizing...
At this point I can't really see this ending well.
I just hope I won't live to see the end of the world, but I'm not even sure of that anymore