I can't remember this pleasant a day in July. It's 70 degrees outside, and no humidity to speak of. I finished mowing the meadow this morning and wasn't even tired. Without the heat and humidity, it isn't so taxing. The house is comfortable, and I am not running any air conditioning or dehumidifiers. I spent a good portion of this afternoon just sitting out at my table in the trees.
Watched the news for a bit at mid day. The moral of today's news is don't fly over war zones. I feel sorry for the people on the plane though. Most of them seem to have been Europeans. The Dutch had the bad luck to have several tour groups of families, booked on the flight that was shot down.
Shepard Smith on Fox sometimes gets a little carried away, but he was pretty close when he said "it seems like the world is just falling apart."
295 people killed in the plane shoot down. A rabid Moslem force is taking over much of Syria and Iraq, filled with hatred for the Crusaders, and bent on establishing the World Wide Islamic Caliphate. They're being opposed by the Ayatollocracy of Iran, filled with hatred for the Crusaders, and bent on establishing the World Wide Persian Caliphate. These particular fanatics will soon have the nuclear bomb. What a pleasant thought. Israel is battling the Hamas Islamic terrorists, but it's hard to fight people who thrive on the deaths of their own.
The U.S. Treasury is empty. We are spending trillions of dollars, and borrowing it to boot. Soon we won't be able to service the debt, then stand by for heavy rolls. The economy is sinking, half the adults in the country don't have full time work. For the first time ever, a majority of Americans (or illegal aliens living here) are receiving aid from the government in one form or other. Inflation is nibbling away at the value of the money, and that can only increase as time goes by. What will happen when the government money stops? When the checks don't come.
The Southern border has collapsed, and waves of people are flooding in who will take and take, but contribute nothing. The new Goths. We aren't short of uneducated, unskilled, unemployable people but we are getting thousands more each day, with the added advantage that they don't speak English and won't assimilate.
Everything is very quiet here, though. Like the Roman farmer who heard about the defeat at the battle of Adrianople, I know things are changing but nothing is happening here today, so I am not too concerned.