Monday, December 5, 2022

Monday Musings - December 5, 2022


1. Welcome to the first Monday of December. There are three Mondays remaining in the year. Important safety tip--Christmas is 20 days away! Ho, Ho, Ho!

2. Family weekend NFL Report. It was a wild weekend in the NFL for family teams which went 3-0-1.

  Ravens (8-4) defeat Broncos (3-9), 10-9

  Commanders (7-5-1) tie Giants (7-4-1), 20-20

  Steelers (5-7) defeat Falcons (5-8), 19-16

  Cowboys (9-3) destroy  Colts (4-8-1), 54-19

Finnegan Sleeping in a Suitcase
Odenton, MD
December 4, 2022

3. Today is a travel day. Chris and I are headed home to Tequesta. Finnegan saw us packing and decided to nap in the suitcase so we would not forget him. If was kinda funny. He is getting to fly with us! Riordin has been alone in the house with neighbors and friends taking care of him, hopefully he forgives us for  being left behind when we get home.

4. I have noticed that allowed speed on highways have seemingly increased. It use to be that 10 MPH was allowed, but recently I have become to believe that 15 MPH is being allowed by most jurisdictions. And in some places there seems to be no speed limit at all.

5. It is nice to have had a respite from political campaigning. I had grown tired of the political advertisements on the television and in my email. The final piece of the 2022 Mid-term election will be decided in Georgia tomorrow.

6. Today in History. At 2:10 p.m. on December 5, 1945, five U.S. Navy Avenger torpedo-bombers comprising Flight 19 take off from the Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station in Florida on a routine three-hour training mission. After having completed their objective, Flight 19 was scheduled to take them due east for an additional 67 miles, then turn north for 73 miles, and back to the air station after that, totaling a distance of 120 miles. They never returned.

Two hours after the flight began, the leader of the squadron, who had been flying in the area for more than six months, reported that his compass and backup compass had failed and that his position was unknown. The other planes experienced similar instrument malfunctions. Radio facilities on land were contacted to find the location of the lost squadron, but none were successful. After two more hours of confused messages from the fliers, a distorted radio transmission from the squadron leader was heard at 6:20 p.m., apparently calling for his men to prepare to ditch their aircraft simultaneously because of lack of fuel.

Dow Shines as Rates Squeeze Tech Stocks Elsewhere - The Wall Street Journal

Billions in Covid Aid Went to Hospitals That Didn’t Need It - The Wall Street journal

In Georgia, Midterm Turnout and Blank Ballots Might Reveal Who Has the Edge - The Wall Street Journal

Tampa police chief placed on leave after flashing badge during traffic stop  - CNN

New dinosaur species discovered in Gobi Desert - CNN

Iran says hijab law is under review, as state media dismisses claims feared morality police has been abolished - CNN

Russia will not export oil subject to Western price cap, deputy prime minister says - Reuters

Magnitude 6.7 quake strikes off Hihifo, Tonga - Reuters

Inflation may be peaking, but doubts emerge about its decline - Reuters

-- Bob Doan, Odenton, MD

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