INTERESTING: What would you do with Jeter’s ball?

Monday, July 11, 2011

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Fan-returns-3-000th-hit-to-Jeter-team-rewards-h?urn=mlb-wp12123

Sat Jul 09 03:48pm EDT
Fan returns 3,000th hit to Jeter, team rewards his generosity
By ‘Duk

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As a 23-year-old cell phone salesman, Christian Lopez had thousands of reasons to hold out for the highest bidder on the baseball from Derek Jeter’s(notes) 3,000th hit. In fact, some estimates put the ball’s worth at $250,000, money that the recent graduate from St. Lawrence University could have certainly used.

And yet when New York Yankees officials found Lopez after he corralled Jeter’s historic home run, the only thing that the big Yankees fan wanted was to return the ball to the man who had hit it.

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What would you have done?

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Wow, that’s a tough one.

I doubt I’d have been as gracious as this fellow.

I’d hope that I’d tie two baseball stories together.

Remember that fan who fell to his death leaving his son an orphan?

I’d have gotten my favorite lawyer to negotiate a deal. The fair value of the ball should wind up in the Texas Rangers’ account that was setup for the child and Jeter should get the ball. And, how it all happens are mere details. Since I had possession of the ball, I’m sure it could all be worked out.

I hope I’d have the stones to make it happen.

That’s what I think I’d have done. Or, what I’d like to THINK that’s what I’d have done. It’s what I HOPE i’d have done.

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INTERESTING: Lone parents, the large majority of whom are women

Monday, July 11, 2011

http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/documents/Single%20MothersSingled%20Out%20The%20impact%20of%202010-15%20tax%20and%20benefit%20changes%20on%20women%20and%20men.pdf

SINGLE MOTHERS:SINGLED OUT Summary: the impact of 2010-15 tax and benefit changes on women and men

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The Fawcett Society is the UK’s leading campaign for equality between women and men and traces its roots back to 1866, to Millicent Fawcett’s peaceful struggle for women’s right to vote. Fawcett’s vision is of a society where women and our rights and freedoms are equally valued and respected and where we have equal power and influence in shaping our own lives and our wider world.

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Findings:

• Single women are hit harder than single men, couples and multifamily households by the current government’s tax and benefits changes.

• Lone parents, the large majority of whom are women, are, on average, among the biggest losers as a result of the reforms.

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I found this interesting. Here’s why:

(1) The groups logo says “closing the inequality gap” and a clever graphic “wo since1866 man”. Excuse me but am I to understand that this group has been going on since 1866? That’s insanity. It’s a cult. Or someone has figured out a multigenerational way to earn a buck. Oh, it’s UK, a pound. Wow, talk about a model for failure. What would you call working on a problem for 177 years and not solving it. Wow!

(2) Economists have long pointed out that single mothers are going to be poor and have a hard life. Old women should be telling younger women this fact from birth. It’s a meme that needs to get into the culture.

(3) Single moms is a poor way to raise a child. I know. Even with a good family structure to give support, the child is deprived. Women need to choose their mates wisely. (Sorry Mom, RIP, but you know that’s true.) In nature, the females make the males prove their worth. In humans, “free love” screws woman and child.

(4) The Gooferment can try to redefine marriage in response to pressure groups. But, the family, a husband and wife joined forever has been the way to “do” children. Regardless if you believe in “evolution”, we have a grazillion years in field testing how to raise children. Nuclear family with a stay at home mom seems to be the best answer.

(5) Once again, women are to blame for these problems. “Yes, when we get out of here. We’re going to have to fix that. You know we control something that can get it done. Not the ballot box, but the other box. (A giant sucking sound as pure Miss Marie used that very rude idiom.) We can end war.” — character “Marie” being anti-war in CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 1 Page 262

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QUOTE: Women

Monday, July 11, 2011

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”

— Robert A. Heinlein

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