INTERESTING: Why do I need Halloween when I have night terrors?

Why do I need scary movies when I have night terrors?

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Problem statement
I never liked scary movies. And, I don’t see what is the big deal about Halloween. I get scared almost every night.

Ever hear about “night terrors”?

Discussed them with my new doc. He says no big deal. If they bother you, “we can try drugs”.

That didn’t inspire confidence.

I believe that both of my parents suffered with same problem.

Not that we ever talked about it. But, I think it drove both of them crazy and into alcoholism.

In college, I was an injineer. Drinking was part of the “fun”. And, I noticed a correlation between more than a modest intake and a good night’s sleep.

So I started this blog to capture my experiences and see if I can find either a cause or cure.

Nothing like being a “lab rat”.

Lest you think I’m nuts, which I may well be, here’s Wikipedia

I guess I’m fortunate. I have two symptoms with different degrees of intensity. Symptom #1 is sweating from the waist up. Symptom #2 is the resultant waking up — either with the ability to get back to sleep or not — after some duration.

I’ll catalogue the symptoms. And maybe a pattern will emerge.


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Why do I need Halloween when I have night terrors?

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FLASH: FoxNews doesn’t know Bastiat

Sheperd Smith on FoxNews is now saying that Sandy has a silver lining to all those in construction who are unemployed.

Guess he never heard of our old friend Freddie!

“The broken window fallacy” — Frédéric Bastiat Ce qu’on voit et ce qu’on ne voit pas (That Which Is Seen and That Which Is Unseen) 1850 

All that money spent on repairs by individuals is lost to other purposes. The Federal Disaster Aid is just printed. 


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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Just a calibration problem; baloney!

Guilford County voters say they voted for the wrong candidate

Posted on: 8:14 pm, October 23, 2012, by Brandon Jones

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On Monday, several voters complained that their electronic ballot machine cast the wrong vote. All the complaints were made by people who voted at the Bur-Mil Park polling location.

One of the voters, Sher Coromalis, says she cast her ballot for Governor Mitt Romney, but every time she entered her vote it defaulted to President Obama.

“I was so upset that this could happen,” said Coromalis.

Guilford County Board of Elections Director George Gilbert says the problem arises every election. It can be resolved after the machine is re-calibrated by poll workers.

“It’s not a conspiracy it’s just a machine that needs to be corrected,” Gilbert said.

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Wasn’t it Stalin who just wanted to count the votes?

Convenient that they error favors the D.

Sounds like “barbara streisand” to me!

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MONEY: Walmart and AmExp announce “BlueBird”

Why Bluebird?
Bluebird is brought to you by American Express and Walmart, giving you:

The features you want
You can make direct deposits, pay bills online, deposit checks with your iPhone® or AndroidTM device, and set up Sub-Accounts — a great new way to manage family spending.

The value you expect
We believe your money belongs with you. That’s why there are no annual, monthly, overdraft, or minimum balance fees.

The service you deserve
Our award-winning American Express Customer Service is there for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And it’s super easy to open a Bluebird Account since there are no credit reviews.

It feels good to Bluebird.

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Interesting. Is this the long awaited foray into the “banking business”?

Seems beneficial to sign up for it to get “grandfathered in”, when stuff changes.

Could be a great deal. Especially for us “non-rich”.

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INSPIRATIONAL: Understanding one’s role

October 22, 2012

Reader Says We Don’t Do Enough

Posted by Karen De Coster on October 22, 2012 02:21 PM

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I received an email from an LRC reader today. This type of theme is not too common, but I occasionally get these letters. It reads as follows:

The Word of God teaches me it’s foolish and useless to tell a cold and hungry person to go forth, be filled and warm, unless I give them the necessary food and clothing. Same theory applies here.

Most LRC contributors do an outstanding job of relaying another in an endless series of stories about everyday Amerikans getting their butts kicked, but I never notice anyone on LRC actually doing anything at all to HELP these victims of abuse.

The burning question in MY mind is “why not?”

Here is my response to the reader:

You wrote:

“I never notice anyone on LRC actually doing anything at all to HELP these victims of abuse.”

Really? Do you follow us around all day, and watch what we do? Do you have special powers to do this? How do I get those powers?

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I too have had a good life. For whatever reason, fortune, luck, good decisions / bad decisions — much of what I have I credit to my sainted wife who put up with my silliness.

This really annoys me.

I give away as much as I consume.’

If for no other reason than the theif who steals heaven with his last minute repentance. I rely on the workers int he vinyard who come in at 3PM, yet earn the full wage.

As I sit here, I have no idea what is in front of me, It’s more about allowing people to stand on my shoulders, as low as they are, to learn form what I have “learned”.

We all stand on the shoulders of those who have preceded us?

Wish it was more simple than that. Us old folks have the problem of lead, follow, or at least get out of the way. :-(


FUN: Why do girls …

Out while being a dirty old man, a very young lady came and sat next to me. Maybe 12-14 years old. Before she sat down, she pulled up her jeans. No belt. Obviously, the pants sag as she walk. Not a hefty enough figure to hold them up. (Hey, it’s physics!)

So what’s wrong with wearing a belt or suspenders?

Just asking.

I never see Taylor Swift pull at her trou or dress. (She has people for that!)


Too old and too practical.

Gals, that tug and wiggle ain’t kool,

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GOLD: Fort Knox; a national joke on the taxpayers

Fort Knox, an Impregnable Monument to Security Theater
By Michael O’Malley Oct 16, 2012 1:04 PM ET

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt used a similar trick when he authorized the construction of the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Roosevelt took the U.S. off the domestic gold standard in 1934. Although the nation remained on the standard in international exchange, the Gold Reserve Act made it illegal for private citizens to hold “monetary gold” — that is, coins or bullion. Banks had to transfer to the U.S. government any title to gold reserves they held, in return for dollars. Individuals could still own gold jewelry and keep their gold dental fillings, but anyone owning monetary gold had to sell it to the government.
Psychic Compensation

In speeches explaining the change, Roosevelt paradoxically stressed the importance of gold reserves.“By making clear that we are establishing permanent metallic reserves in the possession and ownership of the federal government,” he told Congress in 1934, “we can organize a currency system which is both sound and adequate.” But the U.S. already had “metallic reserves” — the act had actually eliminated that gold’s legal function.

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So what’s in there? And, who owns it?

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