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New York values…

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…apparently includes a sub-contractor using  a forklift  to move a legally parked car out of its way.   I somehow doubt that the general contractor promising to pay for the considerable damage to the new vehicle will make the owner happy about an event which should never have occurred.

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May 3, 2016 at 10:05 am

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May Day 2016…

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Los Angeles was full of May Day  protesters  yesterday.   So did other places around  the  world.   Law enforcement and governments displayed varied reactions.

The occasion has come a very long way from its origins,  which  stemmed from the pre-Christian holiday of Beltane, a celebration of rebirth and fertility.   It began in America as a workers’ campaign for an eight-hour day,  but was quickly taken over by various socialist societies in the latter half of the 19th Century,  later joined by anarchists.   It is still a celebration of spring in a few places,  but most know it as a day of labor protests and a showcase for socialists and communist activists claiming to represent workers’ rights and creating mayhem..

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May 2, 2016 at 11:54 pm

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The peshmerga must love this…

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Kurdish peshmerga troops captured  this video  from these bumbling ISIS troops.   Too bad the fools didn’t all kill themselves.   We are sometimes fortunate in our enemies.

 

 

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May 2, 2016 at 10:06 am

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Alzheimers journey…

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This is  the best article  I’ve ever read on Alzheimers.   It examines one woman’s journey into the disease and some of the remarkable ways she found to cope with its effects.   It is a gut-wrenching and sad story,  but her response to it,  and that of her husband and family,  is remarkably uplifting.   You or someone you love is likely to be affected by this horrible disease.   You owe it to yourself,  to them,  to read this story and learn from it.

 

 

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May 1, 2016 at 11:03 pm

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More cheese, please…

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If you like dairy products,  this is a great time to  buy them,  because we have a surfeit of cheese and butter,  courtesy of a strong dollar and Russia’s embargo against the EU which made European producers target Asia and the Middle East,  where American products generally sell.

I have always used real butter instead of the nomination called margarine,  because butter tastes so much better,  and a little goes a long way.   For much the same reasons,  I also prefer real cheese to  “cheese products”,  though I confess some of the latter can be very useful in a pinch.

 

 

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May 1, 2016 at 2:37 pm

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OnStar voice…

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If you have a GM vehicle with an in-car emergency button,  you may not have talked with Letisha Ghanbari,  but you’ve talked to one of her colleagues,  who are skilled at medical emergencies,  roadside assistance,  and general customer service.  Ms. Ghanbari’s interview provides you with a  peek into  what most would consider a high-stress job.

 

 

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April 30, 2016 at 11:56 pm

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Riot vs. protest…

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Remember the Occupy Wall Street movement,  how sweet and peaceful all the protests were?  Actually,  they were never very peaceful,  but the liberal media ignored the rapes and  property destruction  until other media outlets began reporting the truth.

Now the media is trying to  whitewash  the violence of the assorted anti-Trump  forces  by calling  a riot  a protest,  while blaming Trump himself for being the cause of the protests.   Few reporters mentioned all the Mexican flags being waved,  and even fewer had interviews such  as this one.   The White House  is leading  the way,  so big media will continue to do this, and if Trump is the eventual Republican presidential nominee,  it will get worse.

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April 30, 2016 at 10:11 am

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