POLITICAL: Tax Change — Social Security taxation

The 5 Best Tax Changes We Won’t See
Bischoff: How Congress could make the tax code simpler and fairer with a handful of easy tweaks.

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Stop Double-Taxing Social Security Benefits

Did you know that you pay federal income tax on the Social Security tax that is taken out of your paychecks? Well, you do. Even worse: When you start receiving Social Security benefits, up to 85% of that money can be taxed again. This is double taxation folks. Retirees who are at very low income levels don’t have to pay this double tax, but those who are further up the retirement-age income scale get socked with it on anywhere from 50% to 85% of their benefits. Is it unfair? Of course! But your Congress likes this revenue stream and isn’t going to fix the problem until millions of seniors start demanding it.

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Social Security was estimate as a negative 5% return. Haven’t seen an analysis like that lately.

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POLITICAL: Obamacare is “constitutional”


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The chief justice was hell-bent to find a way to make this law applicable, so he just decided, you know what, as a tax increase, it works, because there’s no limit on the federal government’s ability to tax. And it’s right there in the preamble of the Constitution, right there, Article 1, Section 8, the general welfare clause, it’s been established Congress can tax whatever, whoever, whenever, how much they want. Even when they don’t ask for it, the Supreme Court is gonna find a way to make what they want to do legal because John Roberts said it’s not our job here to forbid this. It’s not our job to protect people from outcomes. It’s not our job to determine whether it is right or wrong or any of that. We just get to look at it. We can’t forbid this. This is what the elected representatives of the people want.

No, the elected representatives of the people were deceived. Remember yesterday I asked you, if this decision went this way, what was your initial reaction going to be. And how many of you were deflated as you can be because of the way this was reported? The first thing that came down, the mandate, unconstitutional, that was the first thing everybody reported. Mandate unconstitutional, big sigh of relief. And then within moments, wait a minute, wait a minute, we’re reading further. Hold it just a second. The mandate’s unconstitutional, but the court has decided it’s a tax, and therefore it’s okay.

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The Socialists and Communists have won.

The battle, that began with Wilson and the Income Tax, the Federal Reserve, and World War 1 form the “peace candidate, has culminated in the official End of the American Experiment.

The Republic actually ended with Abraham Lincoln.

The demise of the American Education System, captured by the Social Progressives, enabled by the Women’s Vote, has score another victory for the effort to end American exceptionalism.

For decades, from when I heard it from Harry Browne in the 1970’s, the Gooferment courts can be counted on to find the Gooferment’s abuses “Constitutional”! The Little L Libertarains have long argues that expecting justice from the Gooferment’s “courts” is like expecting mercy from the Sheriff of Nottingham by appealing to King John.

I can’t say that I am surprised.

And, all the bluster that this will energize the Right is just smoke.

“We, The Sheeple” have in Amerika in essence a One Party System that the Communists in the USSR are envious of.

We have to begin, or in the case of us Little L Libertarians, continue the battle for the heart and minds of the Great American Spirit in the young and the class rooms around the country.

The journey of a million miles begins in the classrooms with the minds full of mush. The Communists have robbed these children of their birthright. That is the right to succeed or fail on the sweat of their own efforts.

The drone have taken over the hive. Where will we find freedom and liberty?


GOLDBUG: 500% implications = 25 * Carter’s 21%


As Some Predict a 500 Percent Surge in Gold, Beware the Rise in Scams
Posted on June 22, 2012 at 10:00pm by Becket Adams Becket Adams

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The European bank and financial services company Societe Generale predicts that gold could surge as much as 500 percent in the near future. Of course, with an increase in value comes an increase in fraud

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This implies 10$ per gallon gas.

A five fold increase in commodities.

A 500% inflation will make Carter’s inflation look like child’s play.


Save your nickels!

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RANT: Sandusky is a product of the Gooferment

News Alert
from The Wall Street Journal

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts related to sexual assault. The jurors found him not guilty on three counts. He was immediately led away from the courthouse in handcuffs.

Jurors announced the verdict Friday after weighing 48 charges accusing him of abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period.


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Wish I could “cheer” the verdict.

I see this as indictment of the Gooferment, our civil society, and “civilization”.

In my worldview, the ONLY reason for “government” is for its supposed protection of “We, The People”.

It has CLEARLY failed. It’s failed the victims. It’s failed the communities. AND, probably more importantly it’s fail the taxpayers.

Imagine “government protection” is a service that your buying with your tax dollars — both overt and those hidden taxes I love so much like inflation and debt. Are you happy with your service in the “Sandusky” matter?

Immoral, ineffective, and certainly hugely inefficient.

Bear in mind that Penn State is a Gooferment “subset”. And, assumed voluntarily by Pennsylvania laws about teachers a higher standard of care for those under its dominion. (Note the root of that word “dominate”. Implies force.)

So it didn’t protect little kids; that’s immoral. Didn’t protect the community from a two legged varmint, And, spent a HUGE amount of resources NOT doing its job.

And, why wasn’t this plea bargained out? Not that I want him to get a wrist slap, but why did we have to pay for a circus?

I smell a politician wanting publicity.

TV camera and newsprint.

As a taxpayer, I’d gig EVERYONE in the prosecution chain of command for this waste of taxpayer money. All involved should have made a deal: he goes away until he’s 100, we convict on ONE fellony charge, and he rats out everything he did, who knew, when did they know, how he got away with it, etc. etc. etc. 

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POLITICAL: The Gooferment runs the roads as well as it does the Post Office


Long-Awaited Route 27 Intersection Upgrade Gets Green Light from DOT
Davy James | Jun 22, 2012

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Route 27 and Beekman Road intersection to be widened, along with installation of a right-hand turn lane and a new traffic signal.

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How about a series of synchronous lights from Henderson Road to Beekman Road say every 200 feet. When North South is red, they are all red. This would give the (imho very dangerous) “cross traffic” a chance to enter the roadway safely. The pedestrians might not have to play “you bet your life” to cross.

And if some one was really an “engineer” there would left turn arrows in advance of the green northbound and trailing the green south bound.

And, let’s get really wild and crazy, and expect all the Gooferment traffic planners to turn the durations longer during the midnight to 6am period and shorter during the other hours.

Then let’s do some tuning for special conditions accident on RT1 and everyone diverts to 27.

Yeah, I know, I’ve lost my head. Remember the Titanic was designed by experts and Noah was an amateur.

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POLITICAL: More medicare fraud


Medicare-claims fraud suspected for penis pumps
By Stephen Dinan
The Washington Times
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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A new report by federal auditors says a Kansas-based company may have paid out as much as $4.2 million in potentially fraudulent Medicare claims for penis pumps, and the auditors are asking the company to refund the government the money.

The Health and Human Services inspector general said it sampled 100 claims made with Pos-T-Vac, the Dodge City-based penis-pump manufacturer, and found improprieties in more than half of payments for what are known as “male vacuum erection systems.”

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Why should anyone be surprised?

The topic is funny.

I renew my claim that a 1% deductible paid by the insured would solve this problem completely.

Ever seen a bunch of old folks split a check?

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GUNS: Heroic defense by a young man demonstrates “Stand Your Ground” and the “Castle Doctrine”


14-Year-Old Shoots Armed Intruder While Babysitting His Younger Siblings in Phoenix
Posted on June 23, 2012 at 5:15pm by Erica Ritz Erica Ritz

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(The Blaze/AP) — A 14-year-old boy shot and nearly killed an intruder who broke into his Phoenix home and pulled a gun on him while he was watching his three younger siblings, police said Saturday.

The teen and his siblings, ages 8, 10 and 12, were at home alone when a woman rang the doorbell on Friday. A common enough occurrence, the boy still chose not to open the door because he didn’t recognize the woman.

Quickly escalating into a far more dangerous situation, the 14-year-old rushed his siblings upstairs after he heard a loud bang on the door, grabbing his father’s handgun on the way.

When he got to the top of the stairs, he saw an armed man break through the front door and point a gun at him.

Acting swiftly, he reportedly shot the 37-year-old man, who was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition to undergo surgery. However, he is expected to survive and will be booked into jail within the week on counts of aggravated assault and burglary, police Officer James Holmes said.

The suspect did not get a shot off, according to police. He also declined to release his name until he is booked into jail.

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At the very least, where is the national reaffirmation of “Stand Your Ground” and the “Castle Doctrine”?

The liberal anti-gun media was having a field day with the Florida shooting.

Initially, their claim was that every road rage incident would turn into Gunfight at the OK Corral. Didn’t happen.

Then, it was everyone was a stalking killer.

Now, not a peep. 

Well done, young man. 

I think we can trust this “kid” turned man to drink, drive a car, and do whatever else he wants.

We infantilize children. Waste their talents from 12 to 24. Then again from ~60’s to 80. 

When will “We, The Sheeple” wake up!

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Blood Drive Sunday 01 July 08852

Blood Drive
Sunday July 1st, 2012
In Memory of Evlynn Marie Mahoney Reinke
(July 1, 1947 – February 26, 2011)

Bloodmobile in the Parking Lot
St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church
10 Kingston Lane
Monmouth Junction NJ 08852

Call (732) 798-0508 for information

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TECHNOLOGY: Solve those traffic jams … please!


June 4th, 2012 at 3:20 pm
32 technological innovations that will change your tomorrow

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6. The Congestion Killer

Traffic jams can form out of the simplest things. One driver gets too close to another and has to brake, as does the driver behind, as does the driver behind him — pretty soon, the first driver has sent a stop-and-go shock wave down the highway. One driving-simulator study found that nearly half the time one vehicle passed another, the lead vehicle had a faster average speed. All this leads to highway turbulence, which is why many traffic modelers see adaptive cruise control (A.C.C.) — which automatically maintains a set distance behind a car and the vehicle in front of it — as the key to congestion relief. Simulations have found that if some 20 percent of vehicles on a highway were equipped with advanced A.C.C., certain jams could be avoided simply through harmonizing speeds and smoothing driver reactions. One study shows that even a highway that is running at peak capacity has only 4.5 percent of its surface area occupied. More sophisticated adaptive cruse control systems could presumably fit more cars on the road.

When a quarter of the vehicles on a simulated highway had A.C.C., cumulative travel time dropped by 37.5 percent.
In another simulation, giving at least a quarter of the cars A.C.C. cut traffic delays by up to 20 percent.
By 2017, an estimated 6.9 million cars each year will come with A.C.C.

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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 26 – 2012 June 24

Jasper Jottings – The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College



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HARDWARE: POGOPLUG highly recommended

and …

Perhaps, I haven’t explained myself well.

About the pogoplug and the disk drive.

You plug both into any power strip.

The disk drive plugs via usb into the pogoplug.

The pogoplug plugs via an RJ45 (local area network connection) (looks like a fat phone wire with bigger that a phone socket plugs on each end) into the ROUTER.

Note: it doesn’t plug into ANY computer.

(You can, but you don’t HAVE to. The value of this little 45$ linux box is that it is it’s own computer / appliance.)

Once you do that, I can give you a directory on the drive that you can:

(a) “mount” the drive on any computer on your home lan (wirelessly or wired) and use as you would the hard disk that’s internal to that computer. Including IPADs, ITOUCHs, IPHONES, and most smart phones.

(b) by correctly defining any path to the pogoplug via it’s web interface, it will give you a URL that you can “publish”, share, or use yourself.

So, for example, Luddite can upload his corny spam megabyte movie files to is and any one who has the link can look at it. ANd, would CLOG everyone’s mail systems with HUGE files.

So, for example, MIX2 can put the that big video on the “platform” and only allow certain people to see it. (Even if someone has the link, they can’t see it. I think it comes back “404 url not found” or something like that.)

SO, you can think of pogoplug as a “personal / group / public” cloud solution.

I’d like to deploy them at all my favorite people’s routers so that I can have off-site storage. (The power is use is about 8$ per year I’m told.)

I think it’s a neat device.

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INTERESTING: Ipv6 address space

Are you ready for IPv6?

 WinNews Newsletter

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IPv6, on the other hand, supports a huge number of unique addresses – 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 to be exact. This is well over 340 undecillion addresses (a number that most of us can’t even imagine). Here’s some perspective on just how big that number is. One immediate benefit of having that many addresses available is that NAT would no longer be needed because every device on the planet – computers, tablets, smartphones, refrigerators, washing machines, security cameras, TV sets, etc. – can have its own IP address to connect directly to the Internet.

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IPv6, on the other hand, supports a huge number of unique addresses – 340,282,366,920,938,463,463,374,607,431,768,211,456 to be exact. This is well over 340 undecillion addresses (a number that most of us can’t even imagine). Here’s some perspective on just how big that number is. One immediate benefit of having that many addresses available is that NAT would no longer be needed because every device on the planet – computers, tablets, smartphones, refrigerators, washing machines, security cameras, TV sets, etc. – can have its own IP address to connect directly to the Internet.

RANT: It’s just a little loss of service!

Argh! I don’t feel “valued”!?

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Dear Valued Verizon Customer,

We are contacting you to provide information on some upcoming changes to the Premier and Extreme HD FiOS TV channel line-ups that will affect you. The changes will be effective on or after July 23, 2012 and are being made to better streamline and consolidate FiOS TV programming. Please refer to the chart below for the specific changes.

Current FiOS TV Channel Current Programming Change Effective on or after July 23, 2012
106 CNBC World Channel will be removed from FiOS TV Premier and Extreme HD
226 MNET Channel will be removed from FiOS TV Extreme HD

The most current FiOS TV listings are available at verizon.com/fiostvchannels. We look forward to continuing to provide you with the very best entertainment.


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RANT: On the “death penalty”


Reinke: ‘This is not a normal day’ – Eye On Boise – Spokesman …

Reinke: ‘This is not a normal day’
Posted by Betsy
June 12, 2012 8:10 a.m. – Updated: 8:11 a.m.

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“We’re here today to carry out the court order,” Idaho state Corrections Director Brent Reinke announced to the press this morning at an early-morning briefing, …

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Nuremberg is a city in the German state of Bavaria, in the administrative region of Middle Franconia. Situated on the Pegnitz river and the Rhine–Main–Danube.

The Nuremberg defense: “I was just following orders.”

Didn’t work for the Nazis!

I follow the news about all my “kinsmen”. While not the most uncommon name in the world, I don’t know ANY other related “reinke’s”. And, only a few unrelated Jaspers who share the name. (I try not to embarrass them for the purposes of a Google search.)

This saddens me.

Where does the State ever get right to kill its “citizens” in cold blood? One libertarian philosopher I read once made the case that in RARE  instances, it might be justifiable, if the human represented a “clear and present” danger to society (i.e., a Doctor Hannibal Lecture that was too dangerous to confine). But that would be an extreme rarity. 

I’m hard pressed to find this comparable to that.

IF faced with such a “duty”, I’d have to resign.

Makes me think of Saint Thomas Moore.

“And when we die, and you are sent to heaven for doing your conscience, and I am sent to hell for not doing mine, will you come with me, for fellowship?” Paul Scofield as Thomas More in “A Man for All Seasons” (1966)

So would you, could you kill a fellow human being, no matter how flawed. If the Eastern philosophers are correct, we are all but “fingers” on the same “hand”.

Would you cut off one of your fingers without a very very very good reason?

And the death penalty is as final as we can get. No eraser can make it right.

Nope, sorry, this is “wrong” by any standard I can find.

And, if an individual doesn’t have the right to do it, then creating a mob or a Gooferment doesn’t change the calculus.

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FUN: Root to kill “Dad John Carter!”

Was tired this morning. Stayed up to watch the two hour premiere of Falling Skies.

Not sure if I liked it.

Can’t we “kill off” “john carter” and all the Hollywood stereotypes? Some of the characters are distracting.

Like the little kid shooting a souped up AR15.

Yeah, right!

More likely than killing the alien, he’d have done us all a great service and killed his “dad john carter”.

I’ve shot a plain old ar15. It has kick like a mad child. It tends to rise. So the kid would be on his A Double Q with flash impaired vision and gunfire deafness. The only way he get the alien is when the slug shot up would come down like a mortar round!

Personally, I could cheer: (a) the kid’s wild fire kills “john carter”; (b) the alien kills “john carter”; or © the returning to earth slug kill everyone.

Anyone else rooting for the aliens over the formulaic Hollywood writers?

Probably should stop now befre I become “Politcally Incorrect”!

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Blood Drive July 1, 2012 in 08810

ADMINISTRIVIA: Blood Drive July 1, 2012 in 08810

FROM Reinke, F. John:

HI everyone it is time for the Second Annual Blood Drive

In Memory of Evlynn Reinke- Please join us on July 1, 2012 – 9 AM to 1:30 PM at St Cecilia’s RC Church -10Kingston Lane, Monmouth Jct. NJ

Please spread the word as we try to give back what was given to Evlynn in her time of need!

If you can not make it to this one – there will be another one one 7/20/12 –
Midco Waste a Div of- Republic Services 5 Industrial Drive, New Brunswick NJ
from 11:00 to 4:00 – hope to see you there!

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Evlynn received 125 pints of blood and 75 bags of platelets in the last year of her live as the doctor tried to buy her enough time for them to find an answer. As you know or can guess, time ran out. Personally, I’ve replaced about ½ of the platelets used. So far, others have donated 20 pints. Some beautiful people made the donations that allowed my beloved to survive year. Her family and friends are try to give that stuff “back” for someone else’s life. I was super impressed that the docs and hospital would just pour it in without hesitation. It always amazed me.

If you can’t join us, then give where you can. It’s more of a “spiritual effort” anyway. I’m the only one keeping count. Hate to leave the game “owing”, I’d guess it’s a corporal work of mercy.

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FUN: Bomb Diggity


1. Bomb Diggity 381 60

totally the awesomest, no lie

aw man rachel is beyond the bomb diggity

By Richard Maldonado

2. Bomb Diggity 233 64

Awesomeness in its purest form.


By Gabriel Putman

3. Bomb Diggity 146 58

“somthing that is cool or just the shit”

“Damn man, that trick was bomb diggity!”

By Gene Hulse

4. Bomb Diggity 77 61

the coolest, hippest, wannabewith person

Shannon blew him away. He thought she was the bomb diggity.

By William Long

5. Bomb Diggity 29 18

Cool; Hott; Sexy; Off the Chain!!

That milf is the Bomb Diggity

By Matthew Johnson

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INTERESTING: SO much to do; so little time


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Eight Space Firsts

While Star Trek famously proclaimed space to be the “final frontier,” there are, in fact, many unexplored frontiers. Here are a few space-related “firsts” that come to mind:

First person on Mars
First person to set foot on an asteroid
First person to travel at the speed of light
First space hotel
First person to set foot on the Sun (No, I’m not volunteering!)
First President of the Moon
First space-based power station
First to develop an inexpensive way to escape earth’s orbit

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I found this exciting!

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INSPIRATIONAL: Robin Roberts of TV’s “Good Morning America” battling blood disorder

Date: Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 5:05 PM
Subject: Reuter site – Robin Roberts of TV’s “Good Morning America” battling blood disorder


Robin Roberts of TV’s “Good Morning America” battling blood disorder
Mon, Jun 11 15:41 PM EDT

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Robin Roberts, an anchor on ABC’s “Good Morning America” program who beat breast cancer five years ago, said on Monday she has myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood disorder triggered by her cancer treatment.

Roberts, 51, who expects to undergo a bone marrow transplant this fall with her sister as a donor, learned of the diagnosis on the same day that GMA beat NBC’s “Today” show in viewer ratings for the first time in 16 years, she said in a statement on the network’s website.

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MDS is what killed Frau Reinke. Technically kidney failure. 

It appears that Ms. Roberts is eligible for a bone marrow transplant. Our Girl wasn’t.

I’m adding Ms. Roberts to my prayer list and hope she survives.

She seems like a nice lady. No one should have that happen to them.

Any way, I thought I’d pass this along for your consideration. 

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INTERESTING: “flip a toaster”; dumb!

“You can flip a toaster on its side and grill cheese in it.”

Luddite sent with this in a number of items in a recent spam. (Hey, he’s doesn’t know any better.)

This one seemed STUPID to me.

Anytime I make grilled cheese, it’s messy.

Seems like a good way to ruin a toaster or have a fire.


And, when I attempted to go to the cited source, my security software went nuts!

So, I backed off quickly.

Didn’t even bother to SNOPES it.

And, Frau Reinke wouldn’t have called it “grilled cheese”! She made her’s in a frying pan with butter and a lot more work! It tasted better too.

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INTERESTING: Is the inet “catalog buying” of yesteryear?

It occurs me that in the old days, folk sat at home far from the store and ordered from the Sear’s catalog and waited for it to arrive. Is that the same as today’s “order via the inet”?

Not sure if “inet ordering” is such a new meme.

(See what happens when you can’t sleep? You ponder the trivial.)

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INSPIRATIONAL: More advice to deaf ears?

>but Im trying to live life

“NO! … Try not! … Do or do not… there is no try.” (To do it justice, you must say the word try with all the revulsion and disgust you can put on it. Like you were talking about a rapist, a child murderer, or a politician!) — Yoda (Fictional character from George Lucas’s “Star Wars” movie)

One doesn’t “try to live life”. You’ll do that without “trying”. Unfortunately, it’ll just slip by if you don’t savor every moment. You waked up old and look back and say “Wow was I dumb!” LOL!!! The Buddhists have the concept of the “Three Joys of Suffering”. We cause our own unhappiness by not being in the moment.

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MONEY: Plan to work until your 90?

Bloomberg news: AIG Chief Sees Retirement Age as High as 80 After Crisis

Jun 4 (3 days ago)

American International Group Inc.
Chief Executive Officer Robert Benmosche said Europe’s debt
crisis shows governments worldwide must accept that people will
have to work more years as life expectancies increase.


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Anyone surprised?

Reality has to set in sometime!

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