Dangerously Hot

according to various sources, today the temp is expected to hit at least 99 degrees, with a heat index of 108… thank goodness the humidity will stay “down” (low 70’s)… several different parts of the country have been effected by the current heat wave, which has unfortunately led to multiple deaths… so be safe today… re-think about whether today is the best day to do those outdoor activities… even if you’re going to the beach or pool, it’s important to keep yourself well-hydrated and protected from the sun…

today my mind is on the poor… how they handle and deal with heat like this… in a way, it’s a little different than in the winter when it’s freezing cold… heat costs less than the cost of energy it takes to crank the AC, not to mention you can always throw on a blanket or put more layers of clothing on… during my recent trip to the Philippines people were in heat like this everyday, and they were very poor… most walked around without shirts on and tried to get to the ocean to cool off… if we come across some of the less fortunate today, let’s offer ’em a bottle of cold water or something… i’m not saying we’re solving all their needs or that it’s the most saintly thing to do, but it’s better than nothing…

3 Comments so far

  1. Mollika* (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 2:20 pm

    Excellent suggestion.

    Units at Wayne State are shutting down the air conditioning systems for non-vital units. That would be use, so from home many of us work.

  2. Emmanuel (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 6:11 pm

    Attention free people of Detroit! Tonight South Eastern Michigan will experience a blackout. The power will be off for three hours or more. This is not an unplanned event. The powers that be are doing this on purpose without so much as a word of warning to the people it will effect. When the power goes out, and it WILL go out, we must all assemble in a show of solidarity in the face of an uncaring state.

    Excuses will abound from those in control. Do not believe their lies. This is a scheduled event. Carried out to obfuscate the inadequacies of a bloated, corrupt, system of power. How many casualties were there during the “unplanned” blackout of 2003 that plunged the eastern seaboard into darkness? How many more will suffer needlessly tonight?

    It is you DUTY as a free American to collectively voice your outrage at these atrocities. When your homes are unguarded, and your children huddle together in the darkness,remember that there is blame to be placed. Those that control our heat, water, and electricity are supposed to be beholden to us. We pay them, we elected them, but they answer to no one.

    We are calling on you to join with us at a stronghold of our uncaring oppressors, where they force you to pay them for lies. Come to downtown Royal Oak, to the DTE payment center. Meet there exactly ONE HOUR after the lights go out. 303 S Williams St, Royal Oak, MI. Only when we all stand together can we show them who really has the power! Power to the people!

    Verum ut Vox

  3. baliad (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 6:49 am

    wow, that sure was some crazy 3 hour blackout…

    oh wait, it never happened…..

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