Hydro-Québec helps with Big Storm in US

Penney Vanderbilt and KC Jones: All About Railroads

MONTREAL – Over 200 Hydro-Quebec linemen are heading to Long Island and New York to help American authorities deal with power outages caused by the major winter storm battering the eastern United States.

Hydro-Quebec officials said that they were happy to lend a helping hand. Adding that it was only natural to do so in emergency situations.

“They will help the electricity utility of Long Island and New York in case of power cuts,” said Marc-Antoine Pouliot, spokesperson for Hydro-Quebec in a phone interview. “Typically, it is trees that are falling down on lines, and they have to work to restore power.”

Power for Long Island is provided by a line from Québec.

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By the Mighty Mumford

For the vanishing point of train tracks,

An amateur photog.’s lip smacks…

Put a girl walking away

On the rails to say,

She’ll find someone else–so no thanks!

It’s on a well-taken-care of line,

Trains may come at any time…

Focused on what’s in the shot

More than likely cannot,

Hear an oncoming train in time!

Coming around a bend

This poignant moment ends…

In crushing flesh

Screams too late to catch,

The attention of

Focused brains!

–Jonathan Caswell

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Cuomo’s dog was secretly promoted to ‘Captain’

Penney Vanderbilt and KC Jones: All About Railroads

New York’s top dog got a secret promotion — leading political wags to suggest it’s part of a plan to boost his master’s Democratic pedigree.

Trooper, a cute Northern Inuit who joined Gov. Cuomo’s family in January, was renamed Captain by the time he was shown off to the puparazzi Feb. 12.

“The dog got a fast promotion,” quipped Democratic consultant George Arzt. “If you’re running for president, you can’t just have a trooper by your side — you have to have a captain, like Captain America.”

“Trooper implies state government,” Fordham University political scientist Dr. Christina Greer said. “Captain is patriotic [and] implies military.”

“Trooper” also reminded Greer of state police scandals Cuomo might rather forget.

One was the secret wage hikes given to top state police brass just before Cuomo took office in 2011. And recently, Cuomo has been hounded for assigning more state troopers to patrols…

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Facebook or Snapchat – or something else? What social media do you use?

Dan Alatorre

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What social media do you use?

I’m not talking about which social media you have subscribed to. I’ve probably subscribed to all of them.

I’m talking about the ones you actually use.

For example, I check Facebook all the time. I use it all the time. I post all the time. I use Facebook Messenger… So I’d say I use Facebook a lot – depending on what I’m doing.

Mostly I communicate with my readers and other writers through my blog.

  • Do I have Twitter and a bunch of other stuff? Yes.
  • Do I use those things very often? No.


For various reasons, but it boils down to this: they either aren’t productive in my eyes or they’re difficult to use. (And most apps are not difficult to use.) Productive means they give me a verifiable return on the investment of my time or…

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Conversations with a Roman girl

Perspectives on Life, the Universe and Everything

Soulless you aren’t my dear,
fear is the most potent
of all curses which hold you back,
in a sack, wishing and wanting
someone take you out discover
your strength, your will,
none will appear, it is you still,
perfectly fitting the bill,
to drag you, flag you,
as the chosen one!
Only then hoards will come,
appreciating what you bring,
your voice, how you sing,
the hymn of life, open your heart,
close your eyes, aimlessness dies
And leap for a fresh new start

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Operation ‘Fuller’ – “The Channel Dash”.

Aviation Trails

On 12th February 1942, 18 young men took off on a daring mission from RAF Manston, in outdated and out gunned biplanes, to attack the German fleet sailing through the English Channel.

Leaving Brest harbour, a force of mighty ships including the Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen, attempted a break out, supported by sixty-six surface vessels and 250 aircraft, they were to head north through the Channel out into the North Sea and homeward to Germany where they could receive valuable repairs.

The British, fearing such an attempt, had prepared six Fairy Swordfish of 825 Naval Air Squadron at nearby RAF Manston in readiness for the breakout. Ageing biplanes, they were no match for the Luftwaffe’s fast and more dominant fighters, nor the defensive guns of the mighty German fleet they were hoping to attack.

In front of their Swordfish, Lieut Cdr E Esmonde, RN, (2nd Left) on board HMS…

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Ghosts: The Boyington Oak

Book 'Em, Jan O

Readers, enjoy this creepy legend of a haunted tree – from My Paranormal Universe blog.

The Boyington Oak (Mobile, Alabama) Hi everyone! I know i always write about haunted locations, but i thought i would also tell you about Folklore around the world. I will be telling you about the Boyington Oak that is a real life Historical Oak tree. A mn named R.S. Boyington arrived in Mobile as a […]

via The Boyington Oak — My Paranormal Universe

For more ghosts and other scary things, please see https://www.amazon.com/Jan-Olandese/e/B071FK9L75


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