How Ebola Is Coming To The US: First Class

This fills me with… Foreboding.

This Amazing Jet Will Transport Ebola Victims From Africa To The U.S.
How do you pack two patients that are infected with one of the world’s deadliest viruses into a pressurized aluminum tube that is filled with healthy care takers and pilots for 12 hours and not get almost everyone infected in the process? You use this old ex-Royal Danish Air Force Gulfstream III that is highly modified to convey very ill people over very long distances.

Technorati Tags:

Handmade poppies commemorate WWI dead

Something in my eyes, have to wipe them to see detail here.

+David Gibbs and I spent time in London one year over Armistice Day, it was very moving. This year will be intense…

888,246 Handmade Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI
The moat that surrounds the Tower of London has long stood empty and dry. This summer, it’s getting filled with 888,246 red ceramic poppies, one for each British and Colonial soldiers who perished during World War I.

Technorati Tags:

Next Year In Salt Lake?

I just realized that next year, General Convention (of the Episcopal Church) is in Salt Lake. I still have some family there, must think about attending (probably not as a delegate).

I'll be really sorry for PB Katharine's term to end, she's been an inspiring leader for me.

Embedded Link

Joint Nominating Committee presents final essay on presiding bishop
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has issued the following information. The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) continues its work to …

Technorati Tags:

Mother Jones: The Cancerous Connection That Supports The GOP

Disgusted to learn that the Cancer a Treatment Centers of America funded my former Congressman's campaign, and how they expect a return on their investment. They still may have designs on this district, too.

Leaked Docs: How a Secret FreedomWorks Donor Sought a Return on Its “Investments” | Mother Jones
Internal records show how a Switzerland-based businessman oversaw millions in contributions to the tea party group.

Technorati Tags:

We didn't go for the app

Maybe next year?

Reshared post from +Larry press

Review of NBC's Tour de France app — three stars, five suggestions
http://cis471.blogspot.com/2014/07/nbcs-tour-de-france-coverage-three.html

At first, new media mimic old media and NBC's earlier attempts at covering live sporting events online was shaped by their traditional TV coverage — shoot video and insert commercials. This year, they have developed good ancillary data capability to go along with their video and dropped the commercials for a flat fee. Once they get the video and data synchronized and archived and I can lean back and watch the video or lean forward and play with the data, I'll give them five stars.

#cordcutters   #cordcutting   #iptv   #tourdefrance   #nbc   #newmedia  
#tdf2014   #tdf2014  

Technorati Tags: , , , , , , ,

Beware the Red Devil and Mankini Man

The crazy outfits seen as the Tour de France riders go past are pretty eye-catching by design. I suspect it's all about getting caught on camera.

Beware of the Mankini! I actually spotted him twice. One time the TdF rider did a double take.

Fans watching the Tour de France 2014 – in pictures
The Tour de France attracts spectators from all walks of life and their enthusiasm and ingenuity when supporting the riders is famous. They will do whatever it takes to see the race, relax in the sun when they’re waiting or use it for protest.

Technorati Tags: