Bicycle Hand Signals For Safety

Almost same for cars and motorcycles before turn signals –

Frugal Average Bicyclist

Hand signals are a very important part of bicycle safety. Signals help drivers predict where you are going to go. When riding on the road you should always use hand signals, they can even be helpful on the trail to let other riders know where you are going. These are the most important signals that you should know. Try to signal about 100 feet before you intend to turn or stop, and make sure to hold the signal for at least 3 seconds. This gives drivers time to see the signal so they can be ready for your turn.

Left Turn

Left Hand Signal Bicycle

Right Turn

Right Hand Signal Bicycle

Alternate Right Turn

I have found that people often don’t recognize the standard right turn signal. Usually, I find people are waving back at me. So, I like to use the alternate right turn signal, and just point to…

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Two Monsters In Governor’s Clothing

Filosofa's Word

The state of Florida currently has more hospitalizations due to COVID than any other state in the nation.  Cases in Texas are also surging, sending hospitals scrambling to find ICU beds for all the patients.  Both of these states have Republican governors who are doing everything in their power to reduce the population in their states.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (left) and Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Both Governor DeSantis of Florida and Governor Abbott of Texas have banned mask mandates in their state, meaning that localities cannot legally put a mask mandate into effect in order to protect the people.  Bad enough under any circumstances, but now, with parents preparing to send their children back to school in a week or two, it is critical.

Columnist Greg Sargent has the latest on the battle between the governors, localities, and school boards …


The rebellion against pro-Trump, anti-mask GOP governors is…

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Mississippi’s Hospital System Could ‘Fail’ In Days As Feds Rush In

“Since the pandemic began, I think the thing that hospitals have feared the most is total failure of the hospital system. And if we track back a week or so when we look at the case positivity rate, the rate of new cases, the rate of hospitalizations—If we continue that trajectory within the next five to seven to 10 days, I think we’re going to see failure of the hospital system in Mississippi,” UMMC Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs Dr. Alan Jones said during an afternoon press conference.

“Hospitals are full from Memphis to Natchez to Gulfport. Hospitals are full.”

The dire pronouncement came as representatives from the federal government arrived in Jackson to assist with a field hospital in the medical center’s parking garage, news that Mississippi Free Press reporter broke early today. With UMMC short on staff and lacking in ICU care capacity, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is sending physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and pharmacists to help. Mississippi has about 2,000 fewer nurses working than eight months ago, and UMMC officials said their teams that remain “are stretched very thin.”

Source: Mississippi’s Hospital System Could ‘Fail’ In Days As Feds Rush In

Cuando el ser humano ya no era río

Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga

SANTIAGO GALICIA ROJON SERRALLONGA

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-Miro un cauce con arena, piedras y varas secas. Dicen mis amigos que sus abuelos les han relatado que aquí era un remanso similar al paraíso que los más viejos de nuestra raza, hace muchos años, creían que existió, y que, en este sitio, precisamente, se sumergieron en el agua que corría, nadaron libres y dichosos, pescaron y disfrutaron paseos inolvidables, antes de poseer un número de control que bloqueó sus identidades. ¿Recuerdas alguna imagen lejana de este lugar? ¿Cómo era? ¿Realmente existieron los ríos? -preguntó el joven a su padre, mientras caminaban agotados, sedientos, en busca de algún árbol frondoso.

El hombre, sorprendido, volteó atrás, a los lados, al frente, como para cersiorarse de no ser escuchado y reprendido o castigado por los agentes del Régimen. Observó a su hijo, casi a hurtadillas, y se cuestionó si en…

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FDA expected to authorize COVID vaccine booster shots this week – The Jerusalem Post

The Food and Drug Administration is slated to amend the emergency use authorizations for the Pfizer and the Moderna Covid-19 vaccines Thursday to allow immunocompromised people to get a third dose, NBC News reported.

The announcement is expected within the next 48 hours, but the timing could move, according to multiple sources.

The Biden administration is anticipated to put out a Covid-19 vaccine booster strategy for all vaccinated Americans in September.  Source: FDA expected to authorize COVID vaccine booster shots this week – The Jerusalem Post