OT - "FedEx is closely monitoring ... solar eclipse ..."

Darren Addy pixelsmithy at gmail.com
Fri Aug 18 16:03:14 EDT 2017


You guys can laugh, but the extra traffic is already causing problems
in Oregon. A person who works at a gas station on the interstate in SW
Idaho posted "SO  MANY  PEOPLE."
There are reports of some areas where gas stations are out of fuel.
I'm making sure that my tanks are topped off all weekend, because I
need to go almost 2 hours away to my chosen spot.

Scientific American has a map on this page showing that travelers will
converge on a set of highways that meet the centerline of the eclipse.
Like small rivers flowing into a larger one, this pattern will amplify
the congestion at points such as Salem, Ore., Idaho Falls and
Columbia, S.C.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/maximize-your-odds-of-seeing-the-great-american-solar-eclipse/

People are here from all over the world. My sister-in-law came to
visit and says there are people at her hotel in Kearney, Nebraska from
Canada and Japan (and that's just the two she happens to know about).

Sadly, clouds are becoming a real concern for Nebraska, for Monday...
but I'm not chasing it. I'm going to my spot and if it happens, it
happens (and I hope to capture it). But, come Tuesday, I may be one
disappointed pup.

Darren Addy
Kearney, Nebraska



On Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 2:14 PM, Bob W-PDML <pdml at web-options.com> wrote:
> Well, it's Apocalypse Week on the BBC:
> http://www.bbc.com/future/columns/apocalypse-week
>
> And that makes me suspect that the real reason for Steve Bannon's leaving the White House at this precise moment is that he's been summoned back down to Hell to help Satan and the other demons toss souls into the fiery pit with gleeful abandon.
>
> bodley30.bodley.ox.ac.uk:8180/luna/servlet/detail/ODLodl~1~1~39166~109061:Livre-de-la-Vigne-nostre-Seigneur-?qvq=q:%3D%22Livre%2Bde%2Bla%2BVigne%2Bnostre%2BSeigneur.%22;lc:ODLodl~29~29,ODLodl~7~7,ODLodl~6~6,ODLodl~14~14,ODLodl~8~8,ODLodl~23~23,ODLodl~1~1,ODLodl~24~24&mi=1&trs=71%23
>
>
> On 18 Aug 2017, at 19:47, Igor PDML-StR <pdmlstr at komkon.org<mailto:pdmlstr at komkon.org>> wrote:
>
>
>
> I just got a notification from FedEx (I have an account with them, so, I get some "Service Alert"s. This one got me smiling.
>
> Quote:
>
> "FedEx is closely monitoring potential effects of the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. Our first priority is the safety and well-being of our team members, and we will implement contingency plans as necessary. Events of this nature often cause pickup and delivery delays and disruptions for FedEx customers. FedEx is prepared to provide service to the best of its ability."
>
>
> Ghm... Is that about the traffic and the crowds, or about the 2.5 minutes of darkness?
>
> And another thought: "events of this NATURE"...
> Can we pick a different Nature? The one where solar eclipses last longer?
> And not that far from home? And with all 7 moons? ;-)
>
> Cheers,
>
> Igor
>
>
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