Herkimer Gang’s Poison Gas Attacks Halt Development

by Stephen Ames Berry

On 8/13, the ongoing poison gas attacks by our depraved neighbors on Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue forced a halt to renovation of 328 Pleasant Avenue as workers downed tools and headed out. Pleasant Avenue has recently enjoyed an upswing in real estate sales and development as the Herkimer housing market continues to boom. People are, however, reluctant to continue working if they’re being gassed. Which is what happened at Harriett Tangorra’s 328 Pleasant Avenue property on August 13th – twice!

Double Feature – Two Herkimer Poison Gas Attacks in 8 Hours

There were two gas attacks intended for us and our yard on 8/13. Both were from 328 Pleasant Avenue, which is currently vacant and under renovation. They poisoned both areas.

Like the gas attack on us of 7/28, the first attack on 8/13 was delivered by an organophosphate pesticide. It streamed in an arch entering our yard from the rear of 328 Pleasant Avenue. It was likely from the same agricultural crop dispenser used in the 7/28 attack.  The perpetrator of this crime may have been close by – possibly a night owl neighbor. Note the fire in the adjacent yard at 326 Pleasant Avenue burning brightly during the attack. (Upper left of video.)

Organophospahtes such as diazinon are neurotoxins and used in making of Sarin nerve gas. They’ve been banned, but are still around, as they kill well.

The second attack of the morning 8/13–watch carefully, end of video–was the toxic mist seen creeping in from 328’s driveway. It inevitably spread further but invisibly into 328’s yard and our own. And in through our kitchen window. (We know the symptoms.)

The mist was odorless and probably the pesticide Deltamethrin, given its effects, and dispensed from a small handheld fogger. The intent is to poison our yard,and ourselves through any open windows. And also to sicken the workmen currently renovating 328 Pleasant Avenue. Herkimer’s criminals know the ongoing renovations and booming home sales will force them out, and are trying to stop developers from continuing to improve Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue, which until recently they long controlled. For now they’ve succeeded: the owner’s carpenters retreated from 328 Pleasant Avenue after they and the owner were warned. Haven’t seen them again as of this posting. Both yards have lingering toxicity.

A Typical Herkimer Drive-by Gas Attack

Here’s a drive-by poison gas attack on us  on at our Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue home. We’ve been subjected to these drive-by poison gas attacks since mid-July. They occur numerous times a day, usually triggered when we open any window or enter our yard. During the brazen daytime attacks, side door swung wide for spraying convenience.

When you watch the video you can see a trace of the poison mist being dispensed from the open side door of the passing van. (In front of driveway). There are two vehicles involved. The 2nd one passes through the toxic fog, causing a ripple affect. Occupants of both vehicles stop at the end of Pleasant Avenue for a chat.

Use of Hand Foggers in Herkimer Poison Gas Attacks

Typically in these heinous attacks a handheld fogger is used to dispense a concentrated, odorless pesticide whose toxic symptoms are consistent with Deltamethrin. Previously the scum were using an orange-scented pesticide of the pyrethrin family, until one evening they used so much they gassed a lot of people mid-Pleasant Avenue.

334 Pleasant Avenue and Flashers of Gas Attack Victory

Whenever  drive-by poison gas attacks occur, day or night, the attacking vehicle often stops afterward a few doors down, in front of the Carrie Bass – Sykes gang commerce hub at 334 Pleasant Avenue, and flashes its lights in victory. (Natural selection in action.) I can see 334 from from where I usually sit. When I see the flashers, I shut the window. Otherwise I’d be poisoned, as my unsuspecting law-abiding neighbors at 335 Pleasant Ave have been. The Stanley Sykes’ gang members, forewarned, either leave or seal themselves in the parking lot houses they rent from Jay Smith.
Herkimer authorities are aware of the use of poison mist, but remain mystified.

Herkimer Poison Gas Attacks – Aftermath

Here’s a video of the aftermath of one of many Herkimer poison gas attacks that have affected not just us but also our Pleasant Avenue neighbors. This street cam footage is from a few moments after I smelled the unmistakable sicky-sweet orange odor of Pyrethrin insecticide mist through my front windows. Dizziness, facial numbness and respiratory distress followed.

The immediate effects of Pyrethrin poisoning are difficulty breathing, coughing, nausea, allergic reactions, stinging in the eyes, itching and swollen lymph glands. Prolonged exposure can cause paralysis and death. Anyone with ongoing immune system and allergy issues often needs immediate medical attention. Which is what appears to have happened to the woman here across the street at 335 Pleasant Avenue, a large multi-family dwelling.

Help Herkimer Police Find a Poisoner

How was the toxin delivered? Play detective-someone should. There are some clues in the video: a moving car and a man walking from across the street. Immediately after the attack, the man goes through the parking lot to Stanley Sykes’ house at 341 Eureka, and quickly returns. Stanley, king of the Pleasant Avenue parking lot, is an experienced businessman and knows you get only half up front, the rest upon delivery.

Herkimer Real Estate Boom Stalled by Drug Gang? Really?

Since July, we and our Pleasant Avenue neighbors  been under ongoing poison gas attack by a local drug trafficking gang trying to  keep a toehold on our street.  People have been sickened. Pets have been killed. These thugs have the morality and tenacity of head lice. They’re not hard to find. They operate out of two rental houses on a parking lot mid-block, as well as secondary location not far away. When not avoiding their own gassing attacks, they traffic brazenly.

Herkimer Village authorities, as is traditional, appear unconcerned with the fate of Pleasant Avenue. (“Oh. It’s Pleasant Avenue.”) These heinous attacks occur multiple times a day, using small, easily concealed insecticide foggers. Poison is misted about,  sprayed from passing vehicles, adjacent yards and by pedestrians. The foggers have a range of 30+ feet and are hard to spot. Attackers? The gang members and area’s low-criminal types who mule meth, crack and heroin. They’re all known to the Herkimer police.

Herkimer home sale prices have doubled in the last year. The village is on the brink of resurgence as retirees move north rather than south. Herkimer’s small, ideally located and with limited property. Pleasant Avenue has some of the biggest, well-built 19th century homes in the area. Local developers are eager to renovate them.  For the moment, though, they’ve faded. It’s time Herkimer to clear the air along Pleasant Avenue.

Ongoing Herkimer Pesticide Attacks

Herkimer Pesticide Poisoning

Ongoing Herkimer Pesticide Attacks: Sad Remains

By Linda Kaidan

Pesticides dissolve biological tissue

At first glance what you see is a lovely close-up of hollyhock blossom. But just zoom in and you’ll see the corroded carcasses of insects. Whichever variety of pesticides our attackers are using, these insects were killed “real good”. They’re partially dissolved and fused to the plants they were unfortunate enough to lite upon.

Destruction of lipid layer leads to nerve paralysis

What chemical process has dissolved them? What do you think this substance is doing to your throat and lungs when you breath it? Such toxic substances can destroy the lipid layer of human skin tissue and paralyze human nerves (Advances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors: Part 223). A major characteristic of ongoing Herkimer pesticide poisoning attacks can be observed by taking a close look at vegetation here on Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue. In the closeup of the hollyhock below – you can see the mangled bodies of 2 insects.

Herkimer pesticide attacks

Urban terror causes widespread side effects

This is a urban terrorism. Our attackers are somewhat stealthy and are spraying an array of lethal toxins onto the plants, animals and ground surfaces. Effects may be felt immediately or may take some time. A sad result is the lingering illness and deaths they’re causing in humans and a multitude of animals. Cats for example, formerly numerous here have become nearly extinct in the past few days.

By planting many wild flowers in my garden, I’ve attracted a healthy and varied bee population, now sadly decimated by Herkimer’s pesticide terrorists who threaten human, plant and animal existence by creating a venomous and toxic environment.

Herkimer pesticide poisoning terrorism should be easy to stop

These poisoning attacks are taking place multiple times throughout the day, every day here on Pleasant Avenue in Herkimer, NY. Terrorists are tough to capture because they operate in stealth. But I fail to see why a well-placed drone can’t help identify the likely suspects. Let’s catch these terrorist poisoners!

Gas Attacks Endangering All In South Herkimer

Toxic Mists Adrift On Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue?

Gas attacks endangering all in South Herkimer.  Toxic mists are adrift on Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue and sickening many, the result of the latest poison gas attacks on us using pesticides. They’d be a  witches brew of several airborne poisons gasses. The signs and symptoms of the likely agents, Pyrethrin and Deltamethrin, are highlighted below.

Summary of Latest Herkimer Poisoning Attacks

Over the last 5 days depraved scum have streamed and fogged us here in Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue with three different pesticides. The first attack, captured on camera, used an organophosphate, a cousin of Sarin gas. It’s the same virulent poison used in previous attacks on us, notably last February’s The other two are probably Pyrethrin and Deltamethrin. (See below.)

They began on 7/29 with a pesticide streamed into our bedroom air conditioner as we slept. The attack was recorded by one of our security cameras. That having failed to dispose of us, the criminals then moved on to use the two other pesticides. These poisons were repeatedly fogged as mist. They were used heavily and indiscriminately, and may have spread from our property down Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue. Their symptoms are consistent with Pyrethrin poisoning and Deltamethrin poisoning. The most recent attack was within the last 24 hours, a repeat dosing with Deltamethrin . From what we overheard yesterday evening along Pleasant Avenue, some of our neighbors have also been sickened by one or both of these heinous attacks.

Pyrethrin: Poison Mist With Sicky-Sweet Orange Odor

If you live on or near Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue, and have smelled a sicky-sweet orange smell these past few weeks, especially at night, you may have been exposed to a pyrethrin pesticide. It would have been fogged toward or on our property late at night as a mist, using a portable fogger. The cheaper of these foggers are easily concealed in backpacks and vehicles, and have a range of at least 30 feet. Then comes the breeze.

We can absorb pyrethrin by breathing, touching or eating a contaminated surface. It is unlikely the poisoners bothered to dilute the insecticide. In our case, pyrethrin was misted onto our front garden and toward our open front bedroom windows. And then probably gently drifted down Pleasant Avenue. Our backyard was also misted.

Symptoms of Pyrethrin Poisoning

Our symptoms were: difficulty breathing, coughing, nausea, allergic reactions, stinging in the eyes, itching and swollen lymph glands. Depending upon the level of toxicity and length of exposure, symptoms may also include tongue and lip numbness, drooling, lethargy, muscle tremors, respiratory failure, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, paralysis, and death.

Infants and small children are especially at risk from pyrethrin poisons. Cats frequently die from exposure to pyrethrin. Their livers are unable to process the toxin.

Herkimer Poisoners Sprayed Pyrethrin Numerous Times Over Several Weeks

We believe our property and Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue were dosed numerous times over a several week period. The pungent orange order of pyrethrin is unmistakable.

If you’ve experience symptoms of pyrethrin poisoning, seek medical attention. Tell doctor’s you suspect pyrethrin/pyrethroids poisoning. The chemical can only be detected by blood or urine tests for a few days after you’ve been poisoned. And call the Herkimer County Health Department. Our depraved criminal neighbors weren’t trying to kill you. But they wouldn’t care if they did.

Deltamethrin – A New Poison Released on Herkimer

Yesterday our attempted killers became aware that we’d outed their stealth pyrethrin attacks to the New York State Police, which passed our information on the Herkimer Police. Overnight our attackers switched to odorless Deltamethrin, a pyrethroid insecticide. Certainly we’ve since experienced some of the symptoms of Deltamethrin poisoning: stinging of the eyes, dizziness, itching skin, rashes. Symptoms may also include including burning, partial numbness, “pins and needles”, skin crawling, and different abnormal sensations of the face and lips.

Deltamethrin dissipates quickly. It is, however, a neurotoxin, and attacks the central nervous system. It’s absorb by breast milk and can be passed on to nursing infants. Use the same precautions as with suspected pyrethroid poisoning

Diazinon – Organophasphate Poisoning of 7/29/17

On 7/29, as we lay sleeping, our 2nd floor bedroom air conditioner was streamed with a high-volume agriculture pesticide dispenser. The same Organophasphate — possily Diazinon– was used in a previous, larger attack on us in February. This latest lasted  10-20 seconds and was captured on one of our cameras, installed two feet above the a/c unit.  The poison was streamed from the rear of 328 Pleasant Avenue, which has been vacant for several months. (328 Pleasant Ave is known worldwide as Herkimer’s former Curtis Cool residence.)

Hopefully the current winds and rains will dissipate the toxins. No guarantee they will, or that the attacks won’t resume. Any official response to what’s morphed into a Herkimer mass gas attack will probably have to wait until this weekend Herkimer Diamond Days festivities end.

Dramatic Climate Events Compel Rapid Community Action

Linda Kaidan

 

Community climate change action needed now

Recent alarming dramatic climate events alert us about the urgent need for climate change action at the community level. 18% of the Antarctic’s Larsen C Ice Shelf has separated, triggering the migration and melting of a trillion-ton iceberg the size of Delaware. More of the ice shelf will follow.  Then a few days ago, a significant part of Lakeland, Florida disappeared into a watery sinkhole as Lakeland’s lakes continue to expand. It’s time to get serious about how much time we have left to prepare for the natural and human effects of rapid climate change.

On a very basic level, in the long term we need four things to survive: air, water, food and energy. Because of Herkimer’s ideal climate change location, we have  these climate change survival resources in abundance. But now with accelerating glacial melting, faster-rising oceans and the rapid decrease in nature’s ability to cool our planet, it’s time to take action. Change is coming and it’s coming fast. We must begin now to restructure how we live, both individually and collectively if we’re to beat this storm.

We can overcome many CLIMATE CHANGE issues at the community level

Growing food near home year-round is something most of us can participate in. Hoop houses can be inexpensively constructed and extend the growing season. We have many empty buildings near Herkimer’s village center that can be used for hydroponic indoor gardening. Community garden space should be allocated to all residents who wish to participate.

CLIMATE change – Living smarter, living smaller

We can solve the dual problems of energy consumption and housing for those inevitably relocating to Central New York due to coastal flooding. Herkimer’s many large older houses can come into play as inland migration grows.  We can adapt our living needs to smaller spaces, and prepare to share our homes and the cost of operating them with others. Living smaller is a national trend and a sustainable model, as illustrated by the increasing popularity of affordable micro homes in NYC and California.

Even here, high temperatures may become an issue far sooner than expected. We should consider how we can lower temperatures by creating more shade from the sun. Hopefully in the near future we can use nano-satellites to decrease accelerating temperatures. But lower cost low tech options are available as well. We can plant more trees in open spaces and create underground areas for improved insulation from heat. An inexpensive way to do this is with shipping containers. This couple in California created a solar powered, underground shipping container home for only $30,000.  In 104 F temperatures, the indoor temperature is only 80 F with no air conditioning (24 degrees cooler!).

Everyone can make a difference

“Not much we can do about it” is defeatist. There is so much we can do about it! So – let’s get started! If you’d like to form an action committee for repurposing unused buildings for indoor gardening, planting trees, community gardening, or you have a good idea about something else please contact me at linda.ljanek@gmail.com.

I hope to hear from you!

 

 

 

 

 

Climate change projected to improve Herkimer NY economy

by Linda Kaidan

Loss of GDP caused by climate change predicted to be widespread across US

Yesterday’s New York Times discussed damage to our economy likely to be caused by climate change. Herkimer County NY (see above map)  is likely to have GDP growth of at least 5% per year rather than GDP decline. This is indicated by the dark green color on the map. Similar advantages of climate are shared by west Alaska, adjacent Hamilton County and Maine.

Climate Change DEMOGRAPHICS will transform herkimer

The Herkimer Post’s recent review of Herkimer’s soaring home sales strongly hints that retirees who might once have moved South are relocating to Central New York, and especially to conveniently-located Herkimer. Given increasingly refined and alarming climate change figures, this migration trend’s likely to accelerate. 

There’s little residential construction in Herkimer and the supply of available housing is small. Competition for existing homes will become brisk. Buyers of vacation homes may also be turning their eyes from the sandy but imperiled Atlantic and Gulf beach communities north to the Mohawk Valley and Southern Adirondacks.

A critical mass of middle and upper-middle-class home buyers inevitably transform a community. Landlords either sell out or renovate properties to appeal to affluent newcomers. Empty storefronts become shops again. The police become responsive and the streets safe as criminals move on, no longer tolerated and unable to make a living. We saw this transformation happen in Boston’s Roxbury and Charlestown, and we’re seeing it begin here in Herkimer.

Promising new technologies can reduce greenhouse gas

This map projection of the future is likely to be optimistic–climate change becomes more erratic and costly every year. Yet there are many technologies that will help combat this devastating process. As our president continues to deny climate change, some technology innovators are filling the gap left by ineffectual governance.

Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund supporting development of clean energy technology, Breakthrough Energy Ventures. Co-founders include Jeff Bezos and Richard Brandon. The goal of the fund is to build companies that will provide affordable emissions-free energy. Gates is personally investing $1 billion in startups and companies starting this year.

Climeworks, a new Swiss company hopes to extract 1% of worldwide CO2 from the atmosphere by 2025. Company founders Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher invented a Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology while students at ETH Zurich. They have lowered the cost of CO2 extraction from the air to less than $600 per ton. Climeworks envisions that they can create 250,000 plants by 2025.

Reducing greenhouse gases is essential to the planet’s survival, but blocking the sun may buy some time. Today there are over 375 operational nanosatellites in space, which may help us to find and improve climate change solutions. As the earth grows ever hotter, it makes sense to consider moving to those green places on the map which are the most sustainable to live in, places like Herkimer, NY.

 

compete with robot furniture – Two rooms in one for less

It’s easy to compete with robot furniture

Designers and engineers are working on user-friendly ways to live in smaller spaces. Robotic furniture that moves with gestures is now being created. We can see from this video that the results are impressive. Yet they are likely to be costly, at least in the beginning. For now, there are easier ways to create flexible, multiple purpose rooms that are simple to reconfigure at a very low price.

Living room and bedroom in one that you can take camping

Pretty soon, engineered mobile systems developed at MIT will bring this new furniture technolgy into our homes. But until then, we can benefit by the ideas of multi-use space saving flexibility. Here are my ideas on a simple way to achieve this goal and provide almost the same flexibility at MUCH LOWER PRICE.

Behold, this queen bed frame is so sturdy it can support us

It only costs $97 on Amazon Prime and can be deconstructed into 2 31 x 75 inch flat and lightweight pieces that are easy to store and to move through the narrowest hallways.

What’s better is – the queen frame can be separated into 2 cot sized beds or 2 backless sofa bases. Just add a nice foam mattress and cover and you can have:

  • an L shaped sofa
  • 2 narrow full length twin beds
  • a queen size bed
  • 2 backless chairs

That’s not all! With this mattress (which I have not yet tried) the folded mode allows you to create a backless seat. You can also take it on a camping trip for luxurious comfort.

AMAZING! Total price for bed frames, 2 mattresses and delivery on Amazon Prime is $300 (queen (2 31 ix 75 inch) frame + 2 33 x 75 inch fold up mattresses). The biggest bonus is that you can make one room into two with no construction what so ever.

BTW – I am not selling this furniture.

by Linda Kaidan

 

 

Vladimir Putin Unifies the World

Putin unifies the world

A negative example can be just as powerful as a positive one. One example is how Putin unifies the world, sowing madness and mayhem. Through Putin’s puppeteering we have accepted a heinous person as the leader of our nation. He jokes about nuclear war with other national leaders at his Key Biscayne resort, shares classified information in public places, puts enemies of working people in leadership positions, fights against affordable healthcare, plans to gut Social Security, Medicare and public schools.

In support of racism, Trump attacks immigrants to the US including medical doctors and other much needed technical professionals. He doesn’t care how many die from disease or malnutrition.  There are few people who support Trump, indeed the nation and the world are unified against him. From Republicans and billionaires, to poor in rural communities, to most minorities and women, the voice of the people is powerful.

Putin unifies the world with puppet Trump as a negative example. It’s having a positive effect. An exceptional new process is emerging. It will make our country and our planet healthier. Our new found unity will drive creation of a sustainable country with security of food, housing, healthcare and green energy. Thank you, Vladimir Putin.

Linda Kaidan

Bad Captains sink ships kill people

bad captain Donald Trump

Wether you’re a captain of industry, a ship or a nation, it’s clear that bad captains sink ships and kill people. In 2012, the Italian cruise ship, Costa Concordia sank as a result of the captain’s incompetence and dereliction of duty. Captain Francesco Schettino abandoned his ship carrying 4,200 passengers and crew. He was convicted of 32 counts of manslaughter.

Our country’s’s captain  is leading us into the same dangerous waters. But now our entire nation is threatened and much of the world as well. Donald Trump confuses the office of President with that of a totalitarian monarch, creating insane blunders of national policy and international diplomacy that few if any will tolerate for long. He confuses racism with national security, wastes the lives of our armed forces in ill-conceived attacks, threatens to take social security income away from millions of Americans and strives to remove Obamacare, which will cause the deaths of thousands of people each week. All this in just 2 weeks in office!

We the American people, and most people on our planet, fervently hope that some part of our government is working to remove this incompetent from his office. Just like the captain of the Costa Concordia who sank his ship and drowned so many people, our leader is endangering our entire nation and the world.

A quick fix would be to remove this dangerously incompetent leader and all the cabal of sadistic plutorcrats he’s appointed to government office.

Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by a landslide. There is no rational reason why Southern votes should count more than California votes. BTW, California has the highest GDP of any US state and falls within the top 10 highest national economies in the world! Let’s be fair and give this country the leader elected by popular vote.

New Herkimer Police Chief Jory Sees No Reason to “Reinvent the Wheel”

by Stephen Ames Berry

After an extensive and lengthy search of the entire village of Herkimer NY, village trustees appointed long-time Herkimer resident and Gloversville detective captain Michael Jory to head the Herkimer police. Village trustees interviewed three candidates out of a field of 10 for the position, said Herkimer Mayor and former Herkimer police officer Anthony Brindisi. The unsuccessful candidates’ names were not disclosed.

Chief Jory replaces former Herkimer Police Chief Joseph Malone, who abruptly retired in May of 2016 following release of the results of an ethics investigation. Malone is still neighboring Mohawk’s police chief. (Chief Malone is our Pleasant Ave. Herkimer neighbor. Pleasant Ave. traffic has fallen off since his retirement.)

Chief Jory takes $31k pay cut to command Herkimer Police

Chief Jory’s 2016 Gloversville pay was $93,586, according the Gloversville Leader-Herald. His salary as Herkimer police chief is $62,500. By taking a pay cut of $31,000–about the starting pay of his Herkimer officers–Chief Jory will be spared his two-hour round-trip Herkimer-Gloversville commute.

Herkimer Police Chief Jory Sees No Reason To “Reinvent the Wheel”

Among Chief Jory’s goals are to study for the police chief’s exam and enhance policing through the use of bicycle patrols. As to Herkimer police department operations, Chief Jory says he sees no reason “to reinvent the wheel.”

Chief Jory inherits a troubled department with a rich history of failing to protect Herkimer’s citizens. Typically this takes the form of Herkimer police officers refusing to take well-documented criminal complaints, or running interference under the color of law on behalf of well-monied criminals. Happily, the New York State Police haven’t shirked their duty to Herkimer. (NYSP Crime Tip link.)

2016 – Herkimer Police Expand Failure To Protect To National Security

In 2016, the Herkimer Police expanded its traditional failure to protect into the realm of national security, failing protect a key railway bridge used as cook site by Herkimer meth makers.  The Herkimer Post staff stumbled across this during a stroll along a historic Herkimer village hiking path. Our three-part series, The Herkimer Meth Bridge, helped catalyze a joint state-federal response to permanently secure the bridge and monitor crime-ridden Herkimer, potentially sparing Herkimer and the Hudson River Valley death and destruction on a 9/11 scale.

Lac Megantic train explosion
Lac Megantic Quebec burns following DOT-111 tanker car train explosion. The train was hauling 50,000 barrels of crude oil. from North Dakota’s Bakken crude oil.

Herkimer’s pristine skies are now patrolled by state-federal surveillance drones,

Quadcopter in dronebox
Quadcopter drone nested in a remote solar-powered recharging drone box. H3 Corp photo.

supported by boots on the ground and helicopters. As a result, drug trafficking appears to have fallen sharply and Herkimer’s major child trafficking operators have reshuffled operations.

Chief Jory wants us to “see the human being behind the badge.” We have, and some of them are not very pretty. If the chief wants to enforce the law in Herkimer, he’ll need to start cleaning house, “reinvent the wheel,” and put his shoulder to it. Otherwise, he’ll be widely seen as just another Herkimer good ol’ boy, kicking back and enabling business as usual. We await.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thinking Critically Can Save Your Life

Learn to think critically.  It could save your life. All too often people base their knowledge on things they hear. Most of us prefer to be agreeable and conform with a behavioral norm created by those around us. Some people say “think wonderful thoughts and you’ll be happy”. Sadly, that doesn’t work when you’re on a collision course with a serious threat. Don’t kid yourself. When you are asked to evacuate because there is a fire that can’t be contained or your town is in the path of hurricane make certain you get out of the way. Your special belief that things will be OK will not save you from calamity. Don’t base your actions on old information like the baby boomers retiring to coastal locations in Florida as they ignore widespread flooding and hurricane activity.

Learn anything now on youtube.com Thinking critically can save your life
Learn anything now on youtube.com

When you learn to perceive of change and investigate conditions with an open mind, you’ll be able to make better decisions. That process of good decision making can save your life and help you to live with meaning rather than have some aimless existence.

You are blessed because you can learn whatever you want on the Internet for free. That education was something unavailable even 10 years ago. Go to Youtube.com. You can learn critical thinking, physics, math, chemistry, knitting, carpentry, plumbing, farming or robotics. It will cost you nothing so don’t waste your time doing nothing. Become an artist of any kind – dancer, writer, singer, choreographer, sculptor, musician. Start learning on the Internet now. YOUR TIME IS VALUABLE.

by Linda Kaidan