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Things, Ideas & People . . .


Wearing masks has been a bone of contention on how they do or don’t work. In our opinion they provide one protective measure, lowering your percentages of contracting diseases, not the end all solution.

Hundreds and maybe thousands of people die from hypothermia each year. It’s generally accepted that dressing warmly is a good idea to avoid hypothermia. Younger, healthier people who get hypothermia have a lower mortality rate (CDC). Sound familiar?

Apparently coats aren’t enough protection for some people. But, we’re fairly certain by dressing for the weather, you have a better shot at lowering the percentages of getting hypothermia even though it is not the “end all solution” to the problem.

Whether wearing a mask or a coat, the human factor of carelessness enters the picture. Other things being done or not done, while wearing these controversial, protective, inanimate devices, is certainly part of the big picture. -bb *T*I*P*

From the “for the record” department. In the November 5, 2020 issue of the Leader on page one in the article concerning the National Guard helping out at Daniels Memorial Healthcare Center, printed was Major Sergeant. It should have read Sergeant Major. This, pointed out by a Leader reader. –mike *T*I*P*

Having a little skin condition on the top of my head, I wanted to see what was going on so, I took out

my flashlight, which handily also has a camera and a

phone in it, and took a photo of the top of my head. I exclaimed, “My God I’m getting bald!” My wife wit-

tingly stated ” Well, maybe you are finally growing

up!” –bb


Have you seen the video on You Tube about the gentleman who is 110 years old but projects the appearance of a man in his late 70s/early 80s? He said his father taught him how to eat the right foods. Those top five, in alphabetical order are: Chocolate,

Cinnamon, Garlic, Honey and Olive Oil. –mike *T*I*P* The median home sales price in the Missoula Urban Area is at $337,950 so far in 2020, a 9% increase over where it was through the same period in 2019 (yet the Federal Reserve says inflation is just 2%!). Since

June 2011 the median sales price of homes sold in Missoula has risen roughly $127,000, or 64%. –mike


“Experts” say it’s not good to eat after 8 p.m. Then if that’s the case, why do they put a light in the refridgerator?


“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” — Winston Churchill