The Baseline Scenario is a very good, straightforward blog about the current economic crisis. I recommend it to anyone who has questions about what is happening in the world today. In this post it talks about something I touched on briefly last week. . . . home mortgages. This is where things got started in a big way and it is something that is hopefully going to be addressed in a meaningful way in the next few months.
We may look back someday as a society and wish we had done certain things. I would wager that this one will be at the top of the list. It’s not going to make much sense to have people on the street while there are empty houses beginning to rot a few miles away. In fact someday these houses may be turned into shelters of some sort as it becomes clear there is no place to put displaced persons.
How’s that for a Halloween scenario?
And speaking of Halloween I read something today in the paper that made the hair on my neck stand up. In Virginia Beach a young woman was trying to administer medication to her pet python when it apparently wrapped itself around her and squeezed her to death.
She was found on the bedroom floor in her home next to an empty cage. Rescue personnel later located an extremely agitated thirteen foot snake in the area.
Can you imagine having a thirteen foot reticulated python in your home? Apparently this type of tragic event happens every few years in America. A large python can exert pressure of seven or eight pounds per square inch and this can shut of the flow of the blood to the brain causing death in a minute or so.
This woman apparently had a MySpace page that featured a photo of her holding the snake.