Vehicle Attacks Rise

When you think of a car purposely driving through a crowd, you might think of radicalized suicide bombers in other parts of the world.  Turns out it going on regularly  right here in the US.  From NPR.

Vehicle Attacks Rise As Extremists Target Protesters

At least 18 are categorized as deliberate attacks; another two dozen are unclear as to motivation or are still under investigation, according to a count released Friday by Ari Weil, a terrorism researcher at the University of Chicago’s Chicago Project on Security and Threats. Weil has tracked vehicle-ramming attacks, or VRAs, since protests began.

Back to Basics Ramen

Last week I made a pot of ramen for three, me and my two kids.  Used flat pho rice noodles and small wagu hamburger on top.  Somehow it turned out bland and neither kid finished theirs.  I thought it just needed salt, but maybe I had strayed too far from basic ramen, at least for the kids.

Today I made ramen for two (me and my daughter) but made it with good old $0.25 packs of ramen.  One beef, one chicken; used both flavor packets.  No way this one will be under salted.  Onion, carrot, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and garlic.  Had my usual sauerkraut and some leftover BBQ brisket from Rudy’s.  I’m not giving up on the more unusual combinations but sometimes you have to dial it back a little.

BBC News – Coronavirus: ‘Swift and dangerous turn’ in Texas cases, says governor

Well, this blog wasn’t meant to be a COVID-19 blog.  But that is what is happening right now.   The top of the news from the BBC.  How did this happen Governor Abbott (hint: see recent postings below)?  Someone needs to be held responsible.  Photo from Austin is embarrassing.

BBC News – Coronavirus: ‘Swift and dangerous turn’ in Texas cases, says governor