Got a new tree this year and am now using the older smaller one as a dedicated Steelers/Pens tree. Merry Christmas everyone. https://www.rawchili.com/3196761/
Post Game Thread: The Flyers defeated the Penguins in overtime with a final score of 2 to 1 – December 04, 2023 @ 07:00 PM EST https://www.rawchili.com/3196393/
Activists Speak Out After Philly Thanksgiving Parade Banner Drops https://unicornriot.ninja/2023/activists-speak-out-after-philly-thanksgiving-parade-banner-drops/ #Protest_&_Direct_Action #Gaza #Governor_John_Winthrop #Indigenous_National_Day_of_Mourning #Lenapehoking #palestine #Pennsylvania #Pequot_Massacre #Philadelphia #Thanksgiving #Thanksgiving_Parade #Thanksgiving_Parade
Dom Luszczyszyn’s model has Foerster as 4th best rookie this season as a result of elite 2 way play. Great sign for him going forward. https://www.rawchili.com/3196216/
[Pompey] Kelly Oubre Jr. on what happened on the night he told police he was a victim hit-and-run while trying to cross a Center City street: “First and foremost before anything, I want to say thank you to my family, my friends, the 76ers organization, https://www.rawchili.com/3195970/
[Schefter] With Kenny Pickett undergoing ankle surgery this morning, the Steelers are signing free-agent QB Trace McSorley to their practice squad, per source. https://www.rawchili.com/3195920/
Added LB help in Philadelphia: Former Colts’ All-Pro LB Shaquille Leonard is signing a one-year deal with the Eagles, per sources. The Eagles next game is Sunday night at Dallas vs. the Cowboys, the other team Leonard visited https://www.rawchili.com/3195900/
[Phillies] The Phillies have extended the contract of manager Rob Thomson through the 2025 season. In addition, the club has hired Dustin Lind and Rafael Peña as assistant hitting coaches for the major league staff. https://www.rawchili.com/3195799/
[Jones] Another nugget from the morning — the Pirates are monitoring the market around Jack Flaherty and are interested in bringing him in on a short term deal should he be unable to find a longer commitment. https://www.rawchili.com/3195791/
[Kyle Neubeck] Down the list of notables in Sam’s interview, but kinda hilarious that it’s now *on the record* that Harden — who was never a free agent — and his representation met with Udoka after he was hired as Rockets head coach and the league will still pretend they care about tampering https://www.rawchili.com/3195781/
Very short update for 12/4/2023!
Good morning SARS2PAians!
I keep checking the Tableau variant leaderboard and other stuff and nothing is updated yet.
The only thing updated as I post this are some CDC health care maps.
This update will be brief and I'm sure there will be more info available on Friday.
Lots of new hospital admits all across the State for the lastest CDC county update from the end of November, along with some areas decreasing. It's either-or.: https://ibb.co/NT5yvR3
Decreasing the most around Centre Co, Harrisburg, the southwesternmost corner, and up by Bradford/Susquehanna.
Almsot everywhere else stable or showing substantial increases.
Staffed inpatient beds filling up a bit in the center of the State and along the southwestern border with Maryland and W Virginia. Everywhere else stable.: https://ibb.co/Pj2hskV
Staffed ICU beds showing a lot of increases, border-to-border, right in the center of the State from Tioga all the way down to Bedford and Somerset, and over East to the old coal region (Schuylkill Co and counties east of it.).: https://ibb.co/1KY5KPL
PA showing moderate increases in ED visits on average, and there are many states surrounding us and in the general Northeast showing substantial ED visit increases.: https://ibb.co/6N6g6Fv
That's all I have for this morning, stay safe and Friday will probably have better variant info! 🍁❄️❄️
Stay safe!!!!! 🍁❄️❄️
The old covered bridge over Trout Creek "looks on" in horror as its fellow structures are burned to ashes and then bulldozed in the village of Cannonsville. This bridge, along with a few homes, barns and outbuildings, were the only structures saved from "The taking.” The bridge now resides in New Milford, PA.
The billboards along the Pennsylvania Turnpike are unpleasantly preachy.
“We don’t know and we don’t care who’s supposed to own the land. God put that coal there—not the Philadelphia and Reading Coal Company.”
—Mike McCloskey, miner
Quoted in The Bootleg Coal Rebellion by Mitch Troutman
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Update for 11/27/2023!!
TL;not going to read: This whole update is basically "Here comes JN.1. Get ready."
Good morning SARS2PAians!!
There are no new CDC or Biobot data today.
The CDC will put out a new Variant Proportions/NOWCAST chart today including BA.2.86 (which includes JN.1) but I will not be able to be where I need to be to grab it for you when it's released as I have lots of stuff to do today.
(Side note, the latest Biobot national levels graph has yet again been sliiiiiightly adjusted upwards.)
It's all about the VOCs the morning even without the rest of the info. JN.1 is fast, folks. SUPER fast. PLEASE get those xbeebee shots in, flu shots, and get yourself some quality respirators (at least a well-fitted head-loop KN95 or better) and run those CR boxes.
Nationally, HV.1 still at a massive lead with over 25% presence in random sequencing.: https://ibb.co/k6nhDMh
JN.1 (which this update is about more than ANYTHING else) is already at 3.71% of random sequencing. I can't reiterate how fast it is.
This thing went from 0 to 45% of sequencing in Singapore in one month, and Singapore is more disciplined with mask wearing and communal viral control than the West is.: https://ibb.co/s5gnh4X
It's nowhere near what original Omicron was (OG Omicron was at 700% growth rate compared to the absolute baseline) but the problem here is it is faster than HV.1 AND has massive immune escape abilities, and can REINFECT super-easily.
It's bonkers but it MUST be mentioned that there are estimated faster BA.2.86 mutations than JN.1 right around the corner (JN.5.1, XDD) and if we don't want a high tide that never lowers, we MUST keep infections down through the winter.
Don't want to get infected twice in one season? Don't want mass calloffs at your workplace because everyone is sick at once?
WEAR A QUALITY RESPIRATOR.
In PA, JN.1 is HERE and over 2%. It's going to make PA go through some things if we do not excercise some basic, common-sense ways to control spread.: https://ibb.co/9ZRD6mJ
In NY/NJ, JN.1 is already at almost 6% of random sequencing. It's in fourth place after HV.1, FL.1.5.1, and HK.3.: https://ibb.co/3CmB65v
Mask up, New Yorkers and Jerseyans.
I know I'm yelling. But again, if we COOPERATE and use some common sense methods to control the source of spread, it will prevent much life, learning, and financial loss during and after the holiday season.
Stay safe and healthy, PAians. 🍁❄️❄️
If you think it was ever about "saving the children" or "parent's rights", I've got a bridge to sell you.
"A Pennsylvania school board that banned books, Pride flags and transgender athletes slipped a last-minute item into their final meeting before leaving office, hastily awarding a $700,000 exit package to the superintendent who supported their agenda."
#Pennsylvania #MomsForLiberty #BookBanning #Corruption #PublicEducation
Democrats who swept Moms For Liberty off school board fight superintendent’s $700,000 exit deal
Hi all, just signed up on this platform as I wanted something like Twitter, but without the Elon. I am a #gay progressive #Christian and a registered #democrat living in #Pennsylvania, USA. I like the latest #tech, #fantasy novels, and #anime. I will probably be posting stuff about those topics, as well as #politics.
So let's see how this goes. 😏
We had an excellent time at Hersheypark last night. I finally got to ride Wildcat’s Revenge. In the dark. Twice. What a great ride! #Pennsylvania
Update for 11/24/2023!
Good Morning SARS2PAians!
I hope you had a great day yesterday no matter what your thing is. 🍻 and you have a great and especially SAFE kickoff to this year's shopping season!
There is no new CDC stuff today.
Nationally, HV.1 still at a solid lead at over 24% of random sequencing.: https://ibb.co/p4SRhDk
In PA, JN.1 👀 👀 👀 has already reached 2.44% on the variant chart and has been over 3% as new samples roll in and are tested.: https://ibb.co/MCP7xwK
It was only at .73% a few days ago on Monday, the last time I did this variant thing.
This variant is turning out to be much faster than predicted by some experts. Hold on to your hats quality respirators, folks.
in NY/NJ, JN.1 👀 👀 👀 already at 4%.: https://ibb.co/YLmqz3Y
I'm no expert but...this thing is yikes so far.
Get those XBB.1.5 shots....they will help.
:ms_arrow_right: BA.2.86 has been upgraded to VOI (Variant of Interest) by the WHO.: https://ibb.co/1bWQmhc
Nationally, levels still rising but haven't been adjusted much upwards since Monday.: https://ibb.co/pv33gh5
Regionally, not huge changes yet since last time. Regions have been adjusted a bit. The Northeast has been adjusted significantly upward, though.: https://ibb.co/ZNSsxCp
It's a volatile time for viruses so keeping a closer watch on this data for the next month or two will be vital.
In PA, levels kinda volatile right now (along with a lot of holes in the data) with everything from waaaay above national levels and climbing (Bucks) to way below (MontCo.): https://ibb.co/8XZX3BC
Harrisburg reports on WastewaterSCAN and levels there are rising.: https://ibb.co/vL2S42J
A very short update today, so again I'll wish you a very happy, safe and healthy kickoff to the early winter! 🍁🍁❄️
👏🏼Via Kyle Griffin:
U.S. District Judge Susan Paradise Baxter has ruled that undated and incorrectly dated mail-in ballots must still be counted in #Pennsylvania if they're received in time — concluding that rejecting the ballots would violate the Materiality Provision of the Civil Rights Act. #VotingRights
#Pennsylvania "undated" ballots ruling by U.S. district judge : NPR
The usual #Dairy industry propaganda against raw milk is of course among the top search results, but I did find one provider! Shipment should be on its way shortly Insha Allah. Unfortunately shipping costs are high, but I think being able to make my own quality #Yogurt and #CottageCheese at home is worth it.
I'm also looking forward to tasting the milk itself, which will be reminiscent of the milk that my family used to have delivered right to our door 50 plus years ago in eastern #Pennsylvania . Cream on top!
Satanic Temple is the winner in an #ACLU backed suit charging a #Pennsylvania school board of discrimination for banning an after school Satan club. https://apnews.com/article/satan-club-pennsylvania-lawsuit-112e1cd6a71d708accaee36c1815a975
The Monocacy Creek Park waterfall on a bright May afternoon. The park's stone architecture is prominently on display in the form of pillars, stairs and a pair of pavilions which bracket the waterfall. Lush green leaves fill the trees, which number in the hundreds in this popular Bethlehem park, providing ample shade to visitors all Summer long. The cool waters of Monocacy Creek rush by over stones and rocks, where downstream fishermen wait for their next catch.
Story now has a screenshot of an email exchange in which the #Pennsylvania state ag department discusses how to lie about why they're spending taxpayer money on industrial-scale heaters -- it's not to cook birds to death thousands at a time, it's to, uhhhh, sterilize conveyor belts!
Give the gift of art this season.
Check out my exclusive Autumn 2023 Collection of Lehigh Valley and Pocono Mountain photography at https://jason-fink.pixels.com/collections/autumn
A colorful aerial view of Manasses Guth Covered Bridge and the Lehigh Valley on an Autumn morning. The sun is rising off frame to the east, casting soft golden light on our scene. A soft blur applied to the distant landscape keeps the viewer's focus on this historic bridge and a nearby farm.
Manasses Guth Covered Bridge is one of two covered bridges in South Whitehall Township's Covered Bridge Park. Bult in 1858, the 108 foot long bridge is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Prints of this color fall image can be purchased at https://jason-fink.pixels.com/featured/aerial-fall-landscape-manasses-guth-covered-bridge-jason-fink.html?newartwork=true
This was such a fun morning to be out with a camera. Beautiful foggy conditions on a June morning in 2022. Bogert's Covered Bridge in Allentown's Lehigh Parkway.
Photography Prints of this beautiful scene are available at https://jason-fink.pixels.com/featured/bogerts-covered-bridge-in-the-golden-mist-jason-fink.html
In swing states — #Arizona, #Georgia, #Michigan, #NorthCarolina, #Pennsylvania, #Wisconsin, and #Nevada — voters say overwhelmingly that the economy sucks nationally. But when asked about the economy of their city or town, it's a coin toss.
I shared my thoughts and observations about last night's #election results across the nation.
It has invigorated me to keep fighting. Our time will come, but we need warriors who will be there to see it through just like they did in #Kentucky. And #Ohio. And #Virginia. And #Pennsylvania And...
Thoughts on Election Results
"But instead, Democrats did fine. In fact, they did better than fine, and then even better than that. Tuesday looked a lot like a blue wave, with Democrats romping to victory in blue and purple states and overperforming dramatically in red ones."
But look for the media to keep relentlessly flogging the "But, Biden!" narrative, flogging pseudo-claims that "the economy" is tanking under Biden — when it's not doing so.
"Tuesday night’s results are difficult to square with the 'Biden and Democrats are doomed' narrative. In an off-year election, with the incumbent president’s approval rating mired below 40 percent, you would normally expect the president’s party to be stomped, crushed, spindled, and obliterated."
~ Noah Berlatsky
PA Supreme Court - Democrat Daniel McCaffery is the winner!
Dems will retain 4-2 majority.
The next State Supreme Court race of national import is happening in #Pennsylvania.
In a post-Dobbs nation, reproductive rights and bodily autonomy are in the hands of the state courts. PA has an election on November 7 for Supreme Court. Judge Dan McCaffery must be elected to secure these basic freedoms.
Please share and get involved if you can.
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Ridley Creek State Park, PA
Ridley Creek is one of my favorite local creeks 😊
Well, I actually like every single local creek😉
It was a warm autumn day (Saturday), many people are walking, hiking, and fishing along this creek – enjoying the nature 😊
#FlyFishing #Fishing #Nature #Hiking #Walking #Creek #Pennsylvania
PA's update 10/30/2023
Good morning SARS2PAians!
Hope your autumn is going well (It's SO PRETTY here🍁!)
Nationally, HV.1 at a solid lead at over 16% of random sequencing.: https://ibb.co/dkp2Sfh
I know my adds to these charts are getting less and less fancy, but that's because the variants are sort of stabilizing after introducing FLips and some other concerning mutations.
The ONLY thing that is vital to watch now is JN.1
It's already made it above the Tableau "fold", as I call it, so you don't have to scroll down in the list ot find it.
It's going to be the main driver of infection in France and possibly the UK by...like...the end of the week. BEFORE the holidays. That's bad.
It will be VITAL for everyone to get a flu shot and an XBB shot this Fall.
We DON'T want to deal with BA.2.86 descendants, XBBs and RSV/flu at the same time.
(Also norovirus is "high" according to WastewaterSCAN so PLEASE wash hands and food! Norovirus is just gross. 😖)
In PA, we are dodging JN.1 so far but JD.1.1 is also being closely watched.: https://ibb.co/BTcryWH
In NY,/NJ JN.1 is already at .65% of random sequencing.: https://ibb.co/3zq1qyH
Nationally, the decline in SARS2 material in wastewater has slowed, and is stabilizing.: https://ibb.co/JkT9p7n
Use every precaution available to you this Fall/Winter. Here we gooooooo....❄️
Regionally, thankfully the East is starting to decline but the Midwest is edging up and the other two regions are stabilizing out of a decline.: https://ibb.co/Xk3RLH7
In PA, 5/9 reporting sheds starting to edge upwards and are above national levels.: https://ibb.co/f0Fpz5b
The Change% in New Hospital Admits map shows lots of red counties.: https://ibb.co/0s0GNVZ
The only counties that are NOT red/orange = increased are the ones that lit up red last week and the week before (around Centre County, Philly/Easton border counties, southwesternmost corner there by GreeneCo.) as infections filter though the State.
Staffed Inpatient Bed change% is stable or falling throughout the State except down by Greene County.: https://ibb.co/BfnJmcd
Staffed ICU beds % stats have improved greatly but are still high up there by ErieCo...especially Forest, Venango, Clarion.: https://ibb.co/yXB0MYR
:ms_arrow_right: BA.2.86 has been added to the CDC Variant Under Monitoring (VUM) list.: https://ibb.co/gbYd3LJ
Thank you so much again for the person who PMed me the BlueSky code. I can follow ALL major variant hunters and laboratories again! ❤️️ Heroes without capes, and all.....
I hope your use of available tools helps all of us keep these pathogens under control as we head into colder weather, and it prevents massive life, learning, and finanical loss.
And heck, I hope it prevents just plain FUN loss, too. ❤️️
Stay safe! 🍁🍁🍁❄️
When people ask “Why is the Jalen Hurts-AJ Brown combo so good” (AJ supporting Jalen in college, Jalen being there when AJ wasn’t drafted 1st round, Jalen being there when AJ’s name was called in the 2nd round) 🏽 https://www.rawchili.com/3131439/
#Pennsylvania’s Gas Industry Used 160 Million Pounds of Secret Chemicals From 2012 to 2022.
"The chemicals may have included #PFAS, a toxic and pervasive class of chemicals, according to the report from Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)
The report urged Pennsylvania to follow the example of Colorado, which banned the use of PFAS by the oil and gas industry, and requires public disclosure of all chemicals used in #fracking, including #ProprietaryChemicals."
One more image from behind the dam at Ice Lake in the Pocono Mountains.
Art Prints can be purchased at https://jason-fink.pixels.com/featured/behind-the-dam-at-ice-lake-jason-fink.html
In #Pennsylvania's #BucksCounty, local groups counter the far-right #MomsForLiberty's agenda, advocating for inclusive education and LGBTQ+ rights. Community mobilization, led by #TheRidgeNetwork, opposes the conservative-dominated school board's efforts to alter curriculum and censor books, reflecting a broader national trend of conservative factions influencing local education policies.
Today in Labor History October 13, 1902: Teddy Roosevelt threatened to send in federal troops as strikebreakers to crush a coal strike. The strike by anthracite coal miners in eastern Pennsylvania was led by the United Mineworkers of America (UMWA). The region had had dozens of previous strikes led by earlier and now defunct unions like the WBA. The UMWA was created 12 years prior, when the Knights of Labor Assembly #35 merged with the National Progressive Miners Union. Over 100,000 miners participated in the strike, threatening to cut off heating fuel for most of the country. It was also the first strike settled by federal arbitration. The miners won a 9-hour work day (down from 10) and a 10% wage increase.
This was the same region where, in 1877, 20 Irish union activists were hanged on false charges of Molly Maguire terrorism to crush the WBA, brought on by the shenanigans of agent provocateur James McParland, working for the Pinkertons. That struggle is depicted in my novel, Anywhere But Schuylkill, which you can purchase here: https://www.thehistoricalfictioncompany.com/michael-dunn
Via Anna Bower:
Bill Bachenberg, GOP donor & #Pennsylvania "fake elector," is being sued for allegedly failing to pay a cybersecurity firm after it did not find evidence of election fraud.
Another day, another...
One person was killed and five were wounded in a shooting during a private party at a #Pennsylvania community center early Sunday #GunViolence https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/one-person-was-killed-five-others-wounded-shooting-pennsylvania-commun-rcna119377
Three police officers shot in Philadelphia. https://www.cbsnews.com/philadelphia/news/philadelphia-police-officers-shooting-rhawnhurst-crime/ #GunViolence #Pennsylvania