Pacific Paratrooper

This blog courtesy Pacific Paratrooper

It cannot be said enough.  The Philippine military played a crucial role in securing their country and lands around the world.   Some of this is lore, but a great portion was not.  The Bataan March, the bombings of Hospitals and the sheer cruelty to the Filipino people. We do love you for all that and more.

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The link was by Paratrooper,  and the rest and the rest by me.

ELMIRA

 

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
356 AM EDT Wed Aug 2 2017

NYZ009-015>018-022>025-036-037-044>046-055>057-062-PAZ038>040-043-
044-047-048-072-030800-
Northern Oneida-Yates-Seneca-Southern Cayuga-Onondaga-Steuben-
Schuyler-Chemung-Tompkins-Madison-Southern Oneida-Cortland-Chenango-
Otsego-Tioga-Broome-Delaware-Sullivan-Bradford-Susquehanna-
Northern Wayne-Wyoming-Lackawanna-Luzerne-Pike-Southern Wayne-
356 AM EDT Wed Aug 2 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central New York and
northeast Pennsylvania.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT...
A strong cold front will move into Upstate New York and Pennsylvania
Friday night and slice into a very warm and humid air mass. This will
set the stage for a round of thunderstorms from late Friday afternoon
into the evening. The thunderstorms will have the potential to
produce very heavy rain, damaging winds and large hail. The showers
and storms will taper down late Friday night.

Listen to NOAA Weather Radio, or your local media for the latest
updates on this situation. You can also check out our facebook or
twitter page for more information.

Hazardous weather is not expected from Saturday through Tuesday at
this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation may be needed Friday afternoon and evening.

$$
DJN



 

Flash Flood Warning

Flash Flood Warning
NYC025-022015-
/O.NEW.KBGM.FF.W.0038.170802T1714Z-170802T2015Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
114 PM EDT WED AUG 2 2017

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  Central Delaware County in central New York...

* Until 415 PM EDT

* At 114 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
  heavy rain across the warned area. Up to two inches of rain have
  already fallen.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Rockland, Walton, Delhi, Roxbury, Colchester, Hamden, Andes,
  Stamford, Margaretville and Hobart.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.
Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate
precautions to protect life and property.

&&

LAT...LON 4221 7454 4220 7453 4217 7445 4215 7450
      4215 7453 4212 7456 4191 7500 4215 7529
      4242 7462 4235 7443

$$

KAH



 

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
104 PM EDT WED AUG 2 2017

NYZ057-021800-
Delaware NY-
104 PM EDT WED AUG 2 2017

...STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT...EAST CENTRAL DELAWARE COUNTY
UNTIL 200 PM EDT...

At 103 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a cluster of several
strong thunderstorms over Roxbury, or 16 miles east of Delhi, moving
east at 5 mph.

Dime size hail and strong wind gusts will be possible with this
storm.

Locations impacted include...
Roxbury, Margaretville, Fleischmanns, Arkville, Halcottsville and New
Kingston.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Heavy rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead to
minor flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

&&

LAT...LON 4215 7450 4215 7453 4212 7455 4213 7474
      4232 7476 4238 7449 4236 7447 4230 7446
      4220 7453 4217 7446 4216 7445
TIME...MOT...LOC 1703Z 266DEG 5KT 4225 7459

$$

JAB



 

Flood Advisory

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
1235 PM EDT WED AUG 2 2017

NYC007-025-PAC115-127-021830-
/O.NEW.KBGM.FA.Y.0115.170802T1635Z-170802T1830Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Broome NY-Delaware NY-Susquehanna PA-Wayne PA-
1235 PM EDT WED AUG 2 2017

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...
  Southeastern Broome County in central New York...
  Southwestern Delaware County in central New York...
  Northeastern Susquehanna County in northeastern Pennsylvania...
  Northwestern Wayne County in northeastern Pennsylvania...

* Until 230 PM EDT

* At 1234 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to numerous
  thunderstorms slowly moving through the area. This will cause
  minor flooding in parts of the advisory area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Sanford, Susquehanna, Deposit, Susquehanna Depot, Hancock, Ararat,
  Lanesboro, Thompson, Starrucca and Hiawatha.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.

A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

 

The location near Africa and the Atlantic Basin are having difficulty forming.  Nothing to see here.

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tisdale

 

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Fort Worth TX
328 AM CDT Wed Aug 2 2017

TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-030830-
Montague-Cooke-Grayson-Fannin-Lamar-Young-Jack-Wise-Denton-Collin-
Hunt-Delta-Hopkins-Stephens-Palo Pinto-Parker-Tarrant-Dallas-
Rockwall-Kaufman-Van Zandt-Rains-Eastland-Erath-Hood-Somervell-
Johnson-Ellis-Henderson-Comanche-Mills-Hamilton-Bosque-Hill-Navarro-
Freestone-Anderson-Lampasas-Coryell-Bell-McLennan-Falls-Limestone-
Leon-Milam-Robertson-
328 AM CDT Wed Aug 2 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for North and Central Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.
Isolated thunderstorms are possible today, embedded within a broad
area of rain across North and Central Texas. Heavy rain and localized
flooding will be the main hazards from these storms.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.
Low chances for thunderstorms will linger across Central Texas on
Thursday.

An unsettled weather pattern will continue through early
next week resulting in more chances for thunderstorms across North
and Central Texas Friday through Tuesday. Locations that receive
multiple rounds of rainfall throughout this time period may begin to
experience localized flooding.

Excessive Heat Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
316 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

WAZ504-507-509-511-512-555-556-558-559-030000-
/O.CON.KSEW.EH.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170805T0400Z/
Southwest Interior-Everett and Vicinity-Tacoma Area-
Hood Canal Area-Lower Chehalis Valley Area-
East Puget Sound Lowlands-Bellevue and Vicinity-
Seattle and Vicinity-Bremerton and Vicinity-
316 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT
FRIDAY...

* TEMPERATURE...Unusually hot weather will continue through
  Friday. Widespread record highs are expected today and Thursday.
  Thursday should be the hottest day for most spots when highs
  will probably be within 5 degrees of the all-time records. Highs
  on Wednesday will be in the 90s. Thursday will be slightly
  warmer with 90s to near 104. Friday will be slightly cooler,
  but highs will still be in the upper 80s and 90s.

* TIMING...Through early Friday evening.

* IMPACTS...Heat illnesses are possible with temperatures this
  hot.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of
unusually hot weather will occur, creating a dangerous situation
in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids,
stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a
matter of minutes.

&&

$$



Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
825 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

.Dry unstable conditions will continue into Thursday particularly
in the Cascades and Olympics. Meeting Red Flag Warning criteria
for the Puget Sound area lowlands south into the southwest
interior looks less likely, but still possible for Thursday
afternoon.

WAZ654-655-657-022330-
/O.EXT.KSEW.FW.A.0002.170803T2100Z-170804T0600Z/
Central and South Puget Sound Lowlands-
Black Hills and Southwest Interior Lowlands-
Southeast Puget Sound Lowlands Generally Below 1500 Feet-
825 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR VERY HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 654, 655, AND 657...

* FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 654, 655, AND 657...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 654. Fire weather zone 655.
  Fire weather zone 657.

* HAINES...Midlevel Haines rising to 6 or higher.

* TEMPERATURES/HUMIDITY...Highs today in the 90s and Thursday
  ranging from 96 to 104. Relative humidities this afternoon to
  drop into the lower to mid 20 percent range, and Thursday
  afternoon range from the upper teens to mid 20s.

* IMPACTS...Conditions may become favorable for rapid spread on
  any new or existing fires. Any outdoor burning is not
  recommended.

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
533 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS MUCH OF INTERIOR SOUTHWESTERN
CALIFORNIA THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.Copious amounts of monsoonal moisture will continue to stream
across Southwestern California through Thursday. There will be a
chance of showers and thunderstorms across the entire region
today and early tonight. Due to abundant moisture throughout the
atmosphere, there will be the potential for intense downpours with
any thunderstorms. This will bring a risk of flash flooding,
especially to interior sections.

Particularly vulnerable to the effects of heavy downpours will be
locations in and below recent burn areas such as the Whittier and
Alamo burn areas. In addition to an increased threat of flash
flooding, mud and debris flows will be a concern should heavy rain
occur.

Latest computer models indicate that the moisture will linger
into Thursday night, especially in the mountains and the Antelope
Valley, so the Flash Flood watch may have to be extended in some
areas.

CAZ547-021945-
/O.EXA.KLOX.FF.A.0008.170802T1800Z-170803T0500Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley-
Including the cities of Woodland Hills, Northridge, Burbank,
and Universal City
533 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM PDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has expanded
the

* Flash Flood Watch to include the San Fernando Valley.

* From 11 AM PDT this morning through this evening

* Monsoonal moisture will bring a chance of showers and
  thunderstorms to the area. Some thunderstorms may produce
  intense downpours which could lead to flash flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Fort Worth TX
328 AM CDT Wed Aug 2 2017

TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-030830-
Montague-Cooke-Grayson-Fannin-Lamar-Young-Jack-Wise-Denton-Collin-
Hunt-Delta-Hopkins-Stephens-Palo Pinto-Parker-Tarrant-Dallas-
Rockwall-Kaufman-Van Zandt-Rains-Eastland-Erath-Hood-Somervell-
Johnson-Ellis-Henderson-Comanche-Mills-Hamilton-Bosque-Hill-Navarro-
Freestone-Anderson-Lampasas-Coryell-Bell-McLennan-Falls-Limestone-
Leon-Milam-Robertson-
328 AM CDT Wed Aug 2 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for North and Central Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.
Isolated thunderstorms are possible today, embedded within a broad
area of rain across North and Central Texas. Heavy rain and localized
flooding will be the main hazards from these storms.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.
Low chances for thunderstorms will linger across Central Texas on
Thursday.

An unsettled weather pattern will continue through early
next week resulting in more chances for thunderstorms across North
and Central Texas Friday through Tuesday. Locations that receive
multiple rounds of rainfall throughout this time period may begin to
experience localized flooding.

Excessive Heat Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
316 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

WAZ504-507-509-511-512-555-556-558-559-030000-
/O.CON.KSEW.EH.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170805T0400Z/
Southwest Interior-Everett and Vicinity-Tacoma Area-
Hood Canal Area-Lower Chehalis Valley Area-
East Puget Sound Lowlands-Bellevue and Vicinity-
Seattle and Vicinity-Bremerton and Vicinity-
316 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT
FRIDAY...

* TEMPERATURE...Unusually hot weather will continue through
  Friday. Widespread record highs are expected today and Thursday.
  Thursday should be the hottest day for most spots when highs
  will probably be within 5 degrees of the all-time records. Highs
  on Wednesday will be in the 90s. Thursday will be slightly
  warmer with 90s to near 104. Friday will be slightly cooler,
  but highs will still be in the upper 80s and 90s.

* TIMING...Through early Friday evening.

* IMPACTS...Heat illnesses are possible with temperatures this
  hot.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of
unusually hot weather will occur, creating a dangerous situation
in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids,
stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a
matter of minutes.

&&

$$



Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
825 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

.Dry unstable conditions will continue into Thursday particularly
in the Cascades and Olympics. Meeting Red Flag Warning criteria
for the Puget Sound area lowlands south into the southwest
interior looks less likely, but still possible for Thursday
afternoon.

WAZ654-655-657-022330-
/O.EXT.KSEW.FW.A.0002.170803T2100Z-170804T0600Z/
Central and South Puget Sound Lowlands-
Black Hills and Southwest Interior Lowlands-
Southeast Puget Sound Lowlands Generally Below 1500 Feet-
825 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR VERY HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 654, 655, AND 657...

* FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 654, 655, AND 657...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 654. Fire weather zone 655.
  Fire weather zone 657.

* HAINES...Midlevel Haines rising to 6 or higher.

* TEMPERATURES/HUMIDITY...Highs today in the 90s and Thursday
  ranging from 96 to 104. Relative humidities this afternoon to
  drop into the lower to mid 20 percent range, and Thursday
  afternoon range from the upper teens to mid 20s.

* IMPACTS...Conditions may become favorable for rapid spread on
  any new or existing fires. Any outdoor burning is not
  recommended.

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
533 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS MUCH OF INTERIOR SOUTHWESTERN
CALIFORNIA THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.Copious amounts of monsoonal moisture will continue to stream
across Southwestern California through Thursday. There will be a
chance of showers and thunderstorms across the entire region
today and early tonight. Due to abundant moisture throughout the
atmosphere, there will be the potential for intense downpours with
any thunderstorms. This will bring a risk of flash flooding,
especially to interior sections.

Particularly vulnerable to the effects of heavy downpours will be
locations in and below recent burn areas such as the Whittier and
Alamo burn areas. In addition to an increased threat of flash
flooding, mud and debris flows will be a concern should heavy rain
occur.

Latest computer models indicate that the moisture will linger
into Thursday night, especially in the mountains and the Antelope
Valley, so the Flash Flood watch may have to be extended in some
areas.

CAZ547-021945-
/O.EXA.KLOX.FF.A.0008.170802T1800Z-170803T0500Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley-
Including the cities of Woodland Hills, Northridge, Burbank,
and Universal City
533 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM PDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has expanded
the

* Flash Flood Watch to include the San Fernando Valley.

* From 11 AM PDT this morning through this evening

* Monsoonal moisture will bring a chance of showers and
  thunderstorms to the area. Some thunderstorms may produce
  intense downpours which could lead to flash flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
ak

Flood Advisory

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
1123 AM AKDT Tue Aug 1 2017

AKZ217-218-030730-
/O.NEW.PAFG.FA.Y.0011.170801T1941Z-170803T0730Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Upper Kobuk and Noatak Valleys-Southeastern Brooks Range-
1123 AM AKDT Tue Aug 1 2017

The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has issued a

* Small Stream Flood Advisory for Rapid Rises for...
  The Upper Noatak, Kobuk, and Alatna River Basins...

* Until 1130 PM AKDT Wednesday

* Over 1 inch of rain fell over much of the upper Noatak, Kobuk, and
  Alatna River basins since Monday. A second weather front moving
  across the Brooks Range will bring an additional 1 to 2 inches of
  rain through Wednesday. Some locations north of Ambler and Kobuk
  may receive over 2 inches of rain.

* Rapid rises and minor flooding of small streams draining the
  northwest Brooks Range will begin this evening and continue into
  Wednesday. This includes small streams in the upper Noatak, Kobuk,
  and Alatna River valleys. Larger rivers in this area will
  experience sharp rises over the next several days, but flooding of
  the larger rivers is not expected at this time.

* People in this region of the Brooks Range should be prepared for
  rising water and increased debris moving down streams and rivers.
  Gravel bars will be covered and water will rise into the brush
  line on many rivers.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated or ponding
of water is occurring or is imminent.sacre

Heat Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
1154 PM PDT Tue Aug 1 2017

...VERY HOT TEMPERATURES THIS WEEK...

.Widespread triple digit temperatures are expected across the
Valley and surrounding terrain through Thursday. Peak heat is
expected through Today. This will continue the risk for heat
related illnesses for the general population and especially for
sensitive groups.

CAZ014-017-019-067>069-030000-
/O.CON.KSTO.HT.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-170804T0300Z/
Burney Basin / Eastern Shasta County-Southern Sacramento Valley-
Northern San Joaquin Valley-Motherlode-
Western Plumas County/Lassen Park-
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-
Including the cities of Burney, Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto,
Grass Valley, Jackson, Chester, Quincy, and Blue Canyon
1154 PM PDT Tue Aug 1 2017

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THURSDAY...

* TEMPERATURE...High temperatures 98 to 108 degrees at
  elevations below 6000 feet. Overnight lows in the low 60s to
  mid 70s.

* IMPACTS...Long outdoor exposure will increase chances for heat
  related illness, especially for sensitive groups and people
  without access to AC.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned
room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and
neighbors.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
855 AM CDT Wed Aug 2 2017

LAZ027>033-041>045-052>055-073-074-TXZ180-201-215-216-259>262-
031100-
Vernon-Rapides-Avoyelles-Beauregard-Allen-Evangeline-St. Landry-
Calcasieu-Jefferson Davis-Acadia-Lafayette-Upper St. Martin-
Vermilion-Iberia-St. Mary-Lower St. Martin-West Cameron-
East Cameron-Tyler-Hardin-Jefferson-Orange-Northern Jasper-
Northern Newton-Southern Jasper-Southern Newton-
855 AM CDT Wed Aug 2 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central
Louisiana, south central Louisiana, southwest Louisiana, west
central Louisiana, and southeast Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight
Numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected across much of the
region today as an approaching disturbance aloft interacts with an
increasingly moist atmosphere. Locations which receive repeated
heavy rains could experience minor flooding...otherwise severe
weather is not expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday
Elevated mainly afternoon and early evening rain chances remain in
the forecast through early next week. Severe weather is not
expected.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$



Flood Advisory

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
147 PM CDT WED AUG 2 2017

TXC245-361-022045-
/O.NEW.KLCH.FA.Y.0068.170802T1847Z-170802T2045Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Jefferson TX-Orange TX-
147 PM CDT WED AUG 2 2017

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas
  for...
  Northwestern Jefferson County in southeastern Texas...
  Orange County in southeastern Texas...

* Until 345 PM CDT

* At 144 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
  thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding.
  Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in minor flooding in
  the advisory area. Rainfall rates of 3 to 4 inches per hour can be
  expected in the storms, with totals rainfall amounts of 2 to 3
  inches possible.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, Vidor, West Orange, Nome, Bevil
  Oaks, China, Rose City, Pine Forest and Orangefield.
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In The Name of Discipline?

The ads are appealing,  promises and guarantees that hard loving their teens would make them more likely to be good.    So many of their restrictions were flat wrong.  Using mail as a carrot stick was wrong on so many levels.   Subjecting them to strip searches and BCS,  were and are dehumanizing.    Add in lack of phones to parents and family,  and there is a great quotient for abuse.

“Parents teach children discipline for two different, indeed diametrically opposed, reasons: to render the child submissive to them and to make him independent of them. Only a self-disciplined person can be obedient; and only such a person can be autonomous.”
Thomas Szasz

 

Hey,  timeout was no big deal.   The backpacks were supposed to be 30% of their weight and the 70lbs they  bore is quite a bit more.   I have some links that are must reads,  because they talk about deaths and extreme physical abuse.   One Asian girl was thrown off a truck and died.

https://www.hcn.org/issues/61/1913/#comments

http://www.hcn.org/issues/61/1912?src=rc

 

A movie called ‘Bootcamp’,  starring Mila Kunis pretty much sums up conditions and punishments doled out,  to intractible slaves (teens).    Besides the Cavity Searches and beatings,  make me think of Concentration Camps as to a catharsis from being out-of-control brats (which many were).

Abducting these kids with the permission of teens would be disallowed in the first place.  Called ‘Escorts’,  they would go to the kids and haul them off in handcuffs or being drugged,  ending up in some camp far away.   We treat criminals better than this.   Factor in some judges being paid to send kids off to jail or boot camps,  then how can that be right?

 

 

Thankfully the number of camps have been from like 18 to 3 camps and most have better safe-guards.   But while they do some things,  death is not among them.

 

Some of these kids are mentally ill and sending a kid who has real mental issues is a non-starter.

Grandfather Time…. We didn’t start the fire!!

VA1veterans

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The VA is a place of healing but a healing that is part transcendence and part acquiescence.   A kind of home to the many homeless and/or hurting.    Like an old military training film,  the memories of soldiers are rekindled,  with the ebbing of the time and tide and the constant changes that slowly and almost imperceptibly evolve.

Sitting in chairs lined up like eggs the shiny floors and a plethora of young people with a whole lot more than you in their lives talk loud and authoritatively.   Nurse Cratchett with her Ben Casey cap mulls over the scene keeping it as quiet as she can with a prescription in hand and whispering where to go next.  There is order here,  and signs telling you what you should do as and where you should do them.   Part suggestion and part demand….  you comply.

What I see is a bunch of old, white men/women constantly berating the President. Don’t believe me…check out Fox News’ viewing demographics….You guys seem to fit right in their target demo. Face the fact that your generation is dying off and being replaced with multiracial, non-religious, informed citizens that don’t buy the corporate bull shit anymore. Thank you all for your service, but it’s time to give up on your 50s “Leave it to Beaver” dream world and accept that America is changing.

(And this was from a military site and a part of my point in this blog)

Shuffling past the new partitions and faded drapes you humbly canter onward to a room to wait some more.  Then the eager young doctor rolls into the room, inquiring about what brought you there that day.   Like he doesn’t already know.  His intentions are generally good and his allocation of time is ten words and a prescription(s).     Back in your chair you wait.   The minutes tick laboriously on with black and white clocks making their rounds in your head.    And you feel like a bursting dam full of still water.     The coldness of put-out caregivers with dissembling glances stare obtusely at you.

You are whisked away in rubber chariots with the air-conditioner breaking the disturbing silence that has long been established.      Only so many retold stories can they bear and what they show to their friends is markedly different than what you experience.   The tar on the road causes a clicking and thudding as tires roll and roll and roll and you fall fast asleep.

At home there there are no cupboards,   just a chair,  a bed and perhaps a TV.    The walls are yellow and gray brick,  the mortar hardened like the souls of man.   The ceiling fan in steed of a dream whirring and whirling and the tick,  tick,  tick of an electric chain.   Bound to reflection you start to complain but feel the potential sting or words,   those silent statues in an antiquated museum.   Their only destiny an auction or the city dump.

Old pumps

Children's phone

The plain yellow curtains burp and rustle against the warm walls as the A/C is clicked on and you fall asleep and you faintly hear the sound of doors and the rustling of tires on hot gravel.    Magical cupboards are laden with product,  generic brands of what you used to consume and settle on mashed potatoes and country cream corn,   as much due to chewing as it is to satiation.

Pretty soon your cat or cats or maybe a dog gather up with you,  finding a place to call their own and that is the closest you had that day to affection,  non-contrived and totally about you!   Yet the emotional give and take is the soft mortar which has not nor will ever harden until the by and by.