Are the French Waking Up?

Somewhat off my usual topics, I saw online that French farmers burned a tax office and French planes bombed ISIS fighters:

About 100 farmers descended first on an insurance office, which they burned and completely destroyed before driving their tractors to the main tax office where they dumped unsold vegetables and set the building on fire. French media reports said the farmers blocked traffic, which kept rescue workers from extinguishing the fire.


French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighboring Syria.

Perhaps some day Americans will wake up and burn down a IRS office? And defend our borders too? If the socialist French can act, who knows, anything is possible.

OS X 10.9.5 Yesterday’s Update Deactivated Many Safari Extensions

For Apple OS X users only:

Yesterday I got 3 OS X updates, they were labeled as Thunderbolt updates/fixes as I recall. Along the way I think Safari (OS X default browser for any non-apple folks reading this far) got an update. I found that many of my Safari extensions “magically” got deactivated with no warning. Not Good! AdBlock, Ghostery (a great anti-spyware/tracking extension, recommended!), Readability, Google Disconnect, Facebook Disconnect, Twitter Disconnect (the last 3 block much of the spying/tracking activities of these companies) were deactivated without my consent. And my default search engine was switched from GoDuckGo (a non-tracking search engine, works well most of the time) to Google.

If you recently got some OS X updates, check your Safari extensions.


Today I was bitten by a dog in the Yavapai Humane Society shelter where Gary and I volunteer. Nothing bad, a few puncture wounds.  It was something of a shock to get bitten though.
I was helping another dog walker get a dog out of the kennel the two dogs shared. I put out my hand to hold this one back from running out of the kennel (which many of them try to do) and he bit my hand. Could have been worse, it was a shepard/rottweiler mix who could have done real damage if he wanted to. It was more a warning not to mess with him than an attack. Oh well, a rite of passage for working in the shelter. The dog had been vaccinated for rabies earlier, we have not had a case of rabies in a domestic dog in Yavapai County in over 20 years.
I’ll be getting a tetanus shot this week. The dog gets a 10 day quarantine in a separate area. In the very unlikely case he has rabies, it will be evident within 10 days.