tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-52898198191819955872020-06-25T10:55:07.731-04:00Rob's BlogVisit my main website at: <a href="http://www.robmontanez.com" rel="external" title="Rob&#39;s WebSite">http://www.robmontanez.com</a>Unknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger376125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-13234891457930269032020-06-25T07:00:00.007-04:002020-06-25T10:55:07.404-04:00The Virus WonSource: NY Times - How The Virus Won I forget who but didn't someone in a position of power assure us this would be over by Easter?How the virus spreadUnknownnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-35928474822117308202020-06-07T08:00:00.000-04:002020-06-10T08:50:06.312-04:00Black Lives Matter“Racism in America is like dust in the air. It seems invisible — even if you’re choking on it — until you let the sun in. Then you see it’s everywhere.” — Kareem Abdul-JabbarUnknownnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-53125624667058234532020-05-24T09:37:00.000-04:002020-05-24T10:27:18.943-04:00100,000 Lives LostGrim milestone indeed. A front page full of 1,000 names of the 100,000 deceased. Source: NYTimes 100,000 Lives Lost Unknownnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-67847664064607192042020-05-17T15:16:00.002-04:002020-05-24T10:28:04.590-04:00Inside the coronavirus meltdown Remarkably cogent and damning article. “Shortly before the CDC visit, Trump said “within a couple of days, [infections are] going to be down to close to zero”. The US then had 15 cases. “One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”” Source: Financial Times Unknownnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-24853809381256219002020-05-15T11:30:00.000-04:002020-05-15T14:07:25.025-04:00Lancet Criticizes AdministrationThe Lancet, a leading Leading British Medical Journal sharply criticizes the Trump administration, saying it has marginalized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to a degree that is dangerous for both the U.S. and the world. "public health should not be guided by partisan politics" Source: NPR The Lancet Unknownnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-80045746200604575002020-05-03T13:50:00.000-04:002020-05-06T13:55:09.220-04:00Tracking CoronavirusTracking of the highly contagious novel coronavirus in the U.S. by Reuters Source: Reuters Tracking the virus in the U.S. Unknownnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-48889756532065759472020-04-21T22:00:00.000-04:002020-04-22T11:23:43.316-04:00Ikea’s Swedish meatballsCan we say Yummy. Source: Washington Post (Photo by Ann Maloney/The Washington Post) Unknownnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-12729732297140219142020-04-19T08:00:00.000-04:002020-05-15T14:19:27.351-04:00Why Stay Home?Can't get any simpler than this: Keeping It Simple Unknownnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-41657877102223991622020-04-16T22:00:00.000-04:002020-04-22T11:24:14.377-04:00Which Mask To Wear?I've got an N95 mask from doing some painting a while back. Source: NY Times N95 Mask Unknownnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-71105921133319011852020-04-12T09:00:00.000-04:002020-04-22T16:04:53.320-04:00The Slow Response to the Pandemic"A White House riven by rivalries and turnover was slow to act. Urgent warnings were ignored by a president consumed by his impeachment trial and intent on protecting a robust economy that he viewed as central to his re-election chances." Sources: Associated Press, NYTimes.com Other Nations Have Flattened The Curve Chart: AP The White House Was Slow To Act Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Unknownnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-66443048159369050562020-04-09T21:00:00.000-04:002020-04-10T10:03:49.129-04:00Drone Footage of Empty PhillyIt's strange to see Philly without the hustle and bustle of people, traffic and liveliness. One day Philly and the rest of the U.S. will return to normalcy. Be safe everyone. Unknownnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-50930814073340566582020-04-05T12:35:00.000-04:002020-04-22T11:25:08.004-04:00Why Toilet Paper?Major toilet paper supplier: “timing is uncertain” as to when store shelves will be fully restocked. Why toilet paper? It’s complicated: Source: Vox: The toilet paper shortage is more complicated than you think Source: Getty Images/Science Photo Library Unknownnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-89026853311729795512020-04-01T21:00:00.000-04:002020-04-02T11:57:15.668-04:00Stay the F___ at HomeCan always count on Samuel L. Jackson to get to the heart of the matter. Unknownnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-10924531301218338662020-03-29T11:42:00.001-04:002020-04-13T08:50:27.647-04:00New FDA-authorized COVID-19 TestA new FDA-authorized COVID-19 test doesn’t need a lab and can produce results in just 5 minutes. Increased testing will give doctors/scientists the data needed to more effectively combat the virus. Source: TechCrunch New COVID-19 test from healthcare technology maker Abbott Unknownnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-58832002439017440812020-03-21T13:00:00.000-04:002020-04-13T08:43:36.421-04:002020: The Year of COVID-192020 will unfortunately go down as the year of the coronavirus. Please be safe out there and follow the advice given by your government's health authority. We urge everyone to follow proper guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Wash your hands frequently. Avoid touching your face. Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your elbow. Avoid crowds and standing near others. Stay home if youUnknownnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-69120482326228064052019-12-16T21:00:00.000-05:002020-03-30T11:49:12.843-04:00Countdown to Opening DayPOSTPONED: Counting down the days to MLB Opening Day and this great projected lineup. Unknownnoreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-74020222416963987722019-12-10T20:00:00.000-05:002020-03-30T11:50:41.378-04:00The Future of TV is HereThis future of TV is here and it's streaming. Traditional broadcast TV networks — ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, The CW and PBS — did not garner a single Golden Globe nomination this year. The old TV advertising model that's been in place since the 1950s is slowly dying. Streaming subscription content — Netflix, Amazon Prime, AppleTV+, Disney Plus, Hulu, etc. — as well as premium Cable subscription TV — Unknownnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-56600568605946781362019-03-02T15:51:00.000-05:002020-03-25T10:54:34.367-04:00Who’s Running for President in 2020? The field for 2020 fluctuates. From The New York Times: Unknownnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-87535769116450917862018-11-17T16:16:00.002-05:002018-11-18T17:43:50.059-05:00Your SongFans will appreciate this poignant video ad of Elton John singing “Your Song” through the years.   Unknownnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-85077026833014217062018-11-12T22:00:00.000-05:002020-03-25T10:54:41.744-04:00Rest in Peace Stan Lee Wonderful graphic essay Stan Lee wrote for The Atlantic in 2007. An amazing man. Source: The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/11/america-dream/575647/ Unknownnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-79200806005121741232018-10-20T17:36:00.000-04:002018-10-20T17:36:03.012-04:00How to VoteWell-done Unknownnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-10940801807207539302018-10-16T22:00:00.000-04:002020-03-25T10:54:53.852-04:00Register. Vote. Convince a FriendSo true. Register. Vote. Bring a friend. http://www.vote.org Unknownnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-41764326447736914502018-10-02T20:00:00.000-04:002018-10-03T12:02:07.039-04:00MLB Playoffs are set Unknownnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-17780082577186749612018-09-25T23:00:00.000-04:002018-09-26T17:39:23.427-04:00Dear young people, "Don't Vote"Great ad and very accurate. In 2016, Trump's voters showed up.  So many stayed home. So go ahead: "Stay home, don't vote". Source:  Dear young people, "Don't Vote" Description:  This country belongs to whomever shows up. And do you know who shows up for every election? Old people. But only 46% of people 18-34 years old voted in the last election.Unknownnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5289819819181995587.post-9456522574009461232018-09-23T15:15:00.000-04:002018-09-24T15:18:22.725-04:00Can't Get Comfortable In Your Chair?A couple of really good ideas on how to adjust your chair for better posture in this NPR article. Source: Can't Get Comfortable In Your Chair? Here's What You Can Do Description: Chair design shifted dramatically about a hundred years ago, and it hasn't been good for our backs. Our daily lives are filled with chairs that make our posture worse. Luckily, we've got hacks. Unknownnoreply@blogger.com0