Wednesday, April 27, 2016

CV Messenger Paper

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Ducks, Ducks and more Ducks

Birds, Birds, Birds. You want Birds we got them. 

All over the Village. The birds you see are called Muscovy Ducks.

They are considered a nuisance, but I don’t think so. When I see one of more of them walking, or I should say waddling across a street I have to stop and laugh. Also, if you have noticed, these Ducks expect you to stop when they are crossing the street in your way.

You can see a bunch of ducks on Duck Island. It is probably mating season. No Humans allowed.

If you go there, you will be attacked. It is funny to talk about. But not funny to have a big angry Male squawk at you, flap his wings and snap his beak.

These Birds seem to nest in our neighborhoods and are contented. If you leave them alone, they will leave you alone.

You should not feed them. You should not feed them bread. This is not good for them, and they will not eat it all. Their bread leavings will attract other varmints, such as Rats, etc.

Cooked and ready to eat, this Duck is known as a Barbary Duck.

Friday, April 22, 2016

The anniversary of Shakespeare's death

Saturday the 16th of April is believed to be the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare (he is thought to have died on his 52nd birthday).

His death wasn’t front-page news in 1616. In fact, it was barely noted, unless you happened to be in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, his birthplace.

He was buried in the Holy Trinity Church, the Shakespeares’ parish, where the baptismal register had an entry in 1564 that read, “Gulielmus filius Johannes Shakespeare.”

He also penned his own epitaph, a final verse: “Good friend, for Jesus’ sake forbeare / to dig the dust enclos├ęd here. / Blessed be the man who spares these stones, / and cursed be he who moves my bones.”

Monday, April 18, 2016

Dead fish filling up the Waterways

Speaking about the Rotten Smell, what about the large fish kill between Oxford and Sheffield. The waterway is FULL of dead fish.

THis may of happened because of poor oxygen due to the rains. But I don't think so.

This is a problem that must be addressed and cured.

See the following post

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Smells again

The rotten smell wafting through
your window is hydrogen sulfide gasses
that are the product of decomposing algae
and dead vegetation in CV Lake.

The sun sparkling on the waters of
our lake is a wonderful sight. But the
beauty is belied by a closer look at the
slimy green water and the rotting algae
that rings the lake. The most objectionable
thing about it is the smell that wafts
throughout the village as the algae rots in
the sunshine.

Efforts have been made to fix it.
Aerators that bubble air into the water in
an attempt to clean it up have been installed
and there is talk of adding carp to
the lake who will hungrily devour the
green slime that coats the bottom, clouds
the water, then dies away and floats
around rotting. Carp are known to eat
algae but prefer succulent water plants
and small aquatic organisms

The rotting algae is not just contained
in the lake. Irrigation sprinklers,
spray water and the algae it contains all
around the village. Residents are aware
of the objectionable smell, but are they
aware of the potential health hazards of
exposure to the Cyano-bacteria that
come with the algae?

The chart below shows the whole
effects of exposure to hydrogen sulfide
gas. The levels in the air around Century
Village are fairly low and are not likely
to cause the extreme symptoms caused
by exposure to high levels.

Summer will soon be here and the
warm weather can only make the rotten
smell worse as the algae thrives.

Hold your nose and get an air
freshener, it’s about all you can do to
avoid the rotten smell from the CV Lake.

Concentration (ppm) Hydrogen Sulfide

0.00011-0.00033 Typical background concentrations
0.01-1.5 Odor threshold (when rotten egg smell is
first noticeable to some). Odor becomes more offensive
at 3-5 ppm. Above 30 ppm, odor described as
sweet or sickeningly sweet.

2-5 Prolonged exposure may cause nausea, tearing
of the eyes, headaches or loss of sleep. Airway problems
(bronchial constriction) in some asthma patients.
20 Possible fatigue, loss of appetite, headache, irritability,
poor memory, dizziness.

50-100 Slight conjunctivitis ("gas eye") and respiratory
tract irritation after 1 hour. May cause digestive
upset and loss of appetite.

100 Coughing, eye irritation, loss of smell after 2-15
minutes (olfactory fatigue). Altered breathing,
drowsiness after 15-30 minutes. Throat irritation
after 1 hour. Gradual increase in severity of symptoms
over several hours. Death may occur after 48

100-150 Loss of smell (olfactory fatigue or paralysis).
200-300 Marked conjunctivitis and respiratory tract
irritation after 1 hour. Pulmonary edema may occur
from prolonged exposure.
500-700 Staggering, collapse in 5 minutes. Serious
damage to the eyes in 30 minutes. Death after 30-60

700-1000 Rapid unconsciousness, "knockdown" or
immediate collapse within 1 to 2 breaths, breathing
stops, death within minutes.

US. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

National Walk day

So today is national Walk Day. So, go out and walk. A 30-minute brisk walk will overcome hours a sedentary action in front of the TV or snack table.

WE have a nice walk route around the Village center. So, there is no excuse not to walk.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Are we communists?

Well, he won the election, but his thinking is sequestered, at least, when it comes to Sheffield O. Kelly has been quite, but he has not released his grip on the Board and he is still calling all the shots.

And as for Israels use of the word agitprop, a word from the 50's, look it up, his use of this word is in error. He is calling us Communists!

David Israel 8 months ago

Terri Parker declined to interview me, as I would not go for this malcontent agitprop approach. The malcontent effort to sensationalize the issue and aggrandize themselves is highly counterproductive. The malcontents that appeared on the so-called news piece, are totally unaware of the efforts in train, and the potential damage inflicted by their ill-informed comments! The fact is that Mr. H.I. Levy's efforts have already borne fruit, in readjusting Mr. Kelly's attitude regarding dissolving Condominium. Mr. Levy is not done with this matter. UCO meanwhile is vigorously interdicting irregular call-in channels which have been enabling the flow of residents to and from the Sheffield - O motel. The message to Mr. Kelly is clear, go home, we do not want you here!! Dave Israel

Common use of the Reporter

Olga has reported before, the Reporter was being used as a fish wrapper. Well, she was in the Dollar Store and guess what she sees them using the current issue as wrapping paper. According to Olga, that is the best use of this 'loaded with advertising paper'. Also, think of this, why do we see dumpsters full of this paper? It is because they make a large run to satisfy the advertisers who are probably told an inflated circulation.