NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAY • WEBSITE UPDATED WEEKLY FOR THURSDAY

Monday, August 10, 2020
Home Opinions My Little Mayberry FILTHY LUCRE

My Little Mayberry
FILTHY LUCRE

Pundits of the past used the term, “filthy lucre”. Lucre is from the Latin, lucrum. It’s the root of the word lucrative. I don’t know about you, but I think lucrum sounds hilarious.

But the fact that money really is filthy is not funny. In the article, “Money Under the Microscope” NYU researchers discovered more than 3,000 distinct types of bacteria on dollar bills.

The most common germ was one causing acne. Another reason not to give your kids an allowance (harrrrrrr).

Also thriving on these bills were germs for gastric ulcers, pneumonia, staph, and nasty antibiotic-resistant genes.

In Japan folks go to an ATM to get their yen pressed between hot rollers, baking it at 392 degrees to kill germs. This time of year Colusans could just leave the cash on a hot sidewalk? Just an idea. Cheaper than going to Japan.

Some experts suggest the use plastic notes as Mexico and Australia have instead of cotton based. I guess they didn’t read the journal of Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control’s 2013 study stating that bacteria samples survived the longest on plastic polymers.

Ok, you say, I’ll use my credit card and forgo paper money all together. Sorry to disappoint, Florida’s St. Petersburg College researchers discovered that MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and E. coli. LOVE credit cards.

They are what CDC’s Melissa Dankel calls “a natural fomite”, an inanimate object that can transmit disease. Sounds like a curse. “You fomite, you!

Some metals help kill germs – like silver. Conceivably, credit card makers could coat cards. Yeah, I bet they wouldn’t charge us much for that.

Or the Feds could go to coins instead of paper currency. I can’t imagine us all bouncing around little money sacks filled with silver $1, $5, $10, $20 coins as if we were in perpetual Renaissance fair.

Although the costumes would be fun. And think how pretty those matching latex gloves will look…

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr, Editorhttps://williamspioneer.com
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.

More News

Double-fatal crash near Colusa

A two-vehicle crash near Colusa on Thursday afternoon killed two, injured three others. The California Highway Patrol said the crash occurred at approximately 12:30 PM...

Sites Reservoir named in state’s water resilience portfolio

Sites Reservoir was named last week as one of several water projects in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s final Water Resilience Portfolio, which was released July...

Fire crews battle foothill wildfire near Lodoga

A wildland fire erupted in dry vegetation near Lodoga on Sunday that threatened to destroy several structures and called for the evacuation of foothill...

Local elections beginning to take shape

The Nov. 3 election of new officials is shaping up throughout Colusa County. Three seats are up for grabs on the Colusa City Council, which...

Things are going swimmingly at Maxwell’s town pool

After a brief hiatus, the Maxwell town pool is open again. Directors of the Maxwell Parks and Recreation District opted to close for a few...

Local Government

Colusa authorizes tax lien for past due garbage bills

The Colusa City Council on July 21 authorized dozens of trash and refuse accounts to be sent to the county tax collector. Recology, the contracted...

PJUSD reworks plans for distance learning

In the new age of distance learning, teachers of the Pierce Unified School District are discussing where the virtual classroom should be hosted. The school...

Colusa waives planned sewer increase due to COVID-19

Local businesses and residents hurt by COVID-19 will have a few extra bucks in their pockets for the next 12 months. The Colusa City Council...

Public & Legal Notices

CITY OF WILLIAMS – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF WILLIAMS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF A PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 15.04, 15.06, 15.08, 15.10, 15.12, 15.24, AND 15.26 OF THE WILLIAMS MUNICIPAL CODE,...

FBN Abandonment – A&H Hulling

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME ABANDONMENT original FILE NO. 2016-0000056 Date filed: JULY 24, 2020 The following persons are no longer doing business as: A & H HULLING Business Address: 7069...

CANAL FARMS PUBLIC NOTICE OF PROPOSED WATER TRANSFER

CANAL FARMS PUBLIC NOTICE OF PROPOSED WATER TRANSFER PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Canal Farms proposes the following short-term transfer that may result in the transfer of...

PIERCE JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND OF PROPOSAL FOR IMPLEMENTING SCHOOL FACILITIES FEES AS AUTHORIZED BY EDUCATION CODE SECTION S...

PIERCE JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND OF PROPOSAL FOR IMPLEMENTING SCHOOL FACILITIES FEES AS AUTHORIZED BY EDUCATION CODE SECTION S 17620 AND GOVERNMENT...

FBN – La Altenita

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2020-0000064 Date filed: JULY 21, 2020 The following persons are doing business as: LA ALTENITA Business Address: 507 LUCAS STREET, ARBUCKLE, CA 95912 Mailing...