Wings over Vietnam

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.


“When two opposing sides of an argument are presented, one by an honest man and the other by a liar, the liar usually wins, simply because he is not inhibited by the truth.”

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – As global health officials keep a close eye on the coronavirus, Oklahoma health experts say local citizens should take precautions against the flu virus.

Officials with the Oklahoma State Department of Health announced this week that 316 Oklahoma patients had been hospitalized with the flu, bringing the total number of hospitalizations to 2,662 since Sept. 1.

Also, health experts say the death toll associated with the virus rose, bringing the total number of deaths in Oklahoma to 53 since the flu season began in September.

Pull into the Texas Panhandle town of McLean along old Route 66, walk past the two balls of rusty barbed wires, each 3 feet in diameter, and enter the Devil’s Rope Museum: You just might learn a whole lot about how the American West was settled. Inside the cinder-block building, which once housed a brassiere factory, exhibits and vintage tools shed light on an oft-overlooked contribution to Texas history.
Invented in the 1870s, barbed wire was designed to prick and discourage. With the two-stranded metal wire lined by dagger-like barbs, ranchers controlled cattle herds and breeding, and farmers protected their fields against roaming stock. In the process, barbed-wire fences displaced the Longhorn breed, which was suited to open range; interrupted cattle drives across the Panhandle Plains; and obstructed the raiding trails of Plains tribes such as the Comanche. In other words, this is the wire that tamed the West.

A self-proclaimed “vegan runner” from Berkeley, California received backlash on Saturday after asking neighbors to close their windows when cooking meat because the smells were ‘overpowering and offensive.’

The rant was posted to @BestNextDoor — an account that houses neighborhood drama — which showed the runner had requested nearby residents only barbeque vegetables because it’s “always hard for me this time of year when the weather starts warming up.”