Chick-fil-A makes special Sunday delivery for boy with brain tumor

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Chick-fil-A might usually be closed on Sundays, but that doesn’t mean they’re not willing to help out a child in need.

Source: Chick-fil-A makes special Sunday delivery for boy with brain tumor

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Kudos to that store manager and his team for making this happen.

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Millionaire Bernie Sanders Still Gets Mayoral Pension from 1980s Gig

Thursday, April 25, 2019

CNBC reported that “double-dipping” is not illegal and that, “a National Journal study in 2013 found that nearly 20 percent of members have drawn government pensions while serving in the Senate or the House, for a total haul of more than $3.6 million in such pensions in the prior year.”

Source: Millionaire Bernie Sanders Still Gets Mayoral Pension from 1980s Gig

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Why do politicians get pensions?

Can’t they steal enough while in office to get by?

Argh!

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Chicago’s pension funds looking more like a collapsing Ponzi scheme | Wirepoints

Thursday, April 25, 2019

A falling population means the city’s massive pension debts are falling on a smaller base of taxpayers. That’s bad news enough.

But another key demographic – the ratio of active government workers to pensioners – is even more concerning.That ratio, which equaled 1.4 actives for every pensioner in 2005, has collapsed to nearly 1.05. And if the trend continues, in just a year or two there will be more pensioners draining money from the pension funds than active workers putting money in.

Source: Chicago’s pension funds looking more like a collapsing Ponzi scheme | Wirepoints

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Can you spell “unfunded liabilities”?

Clearly, this is the USA’s problem writ large!

The current 121T+ national debt and the guesstimated 200T+ in unfunded liabilities is something that our posterity will have to deal with; not just the Chicago / Illinois taxpayers.

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VOCABULARY: Emojiology

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Source: Emojipedia

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The study of emojis?

 


VOCABULARY: egocentric temporal order bias

Thursday, April 25, 2019

egocentric temporal order bias

Source: Out of bounds: Why basketball players believe they weren’t last to touch ball | Ars Technica

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The banishing of Kate Smith isn’t ‘sensitive’ — it’s ridiculous – The Boston Globe

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Outside the Wells Fargo arena in Philadelphia is a nondescript, grit-strewn concrete slab. It is all that remains after the Flyers hockey organization last weekend hauled away the statue of an exuberant Kate Smith that had stood there for 32 years. Gone too is the plaque that explained Smith’s cherished place in Flyers history

:“Blessed with a voice and presence which led her to stardom on Broadway, radio, and television, Miss Smith came to symbolize joyous, homespun American patriotism. . . . Her live performance of ‘God Bless America’ helped inspire the Flyers to become Stanley Cup Champions for the first time in 1974. This statue, honoring one of America’s greatest patriots, is a gift from the Philadelphia Flyers to the people of our great country.”

For decades, Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” was embraced by Flyers fans as a harbinger of luck; the team went 101-31-5 in games when the song was played. The New York Yankees had a Kate Smith ritual as well: Ever since 9/11, Smith’s rendition of “God Bless America” was heard during every seventh inning at Yankee Stadium.

Source: The banishing of Kate Smith isn’t ‘sensitive’ — it’s ridiculous – The Boston Globe

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And, from what is coming out now, the song was a satire produced and sung with Paul Robeson, a famous black signer of her era. It was intended to be a protest against segregation.

How did that fact get “lost” by the media?

Perhaps because it didn’t fit the “narrative” that they push all the time — USA bad; historical figures bad; only ” “good” people should have statues! Argh! I think the media types, “celebrities”, politicians, and bureaucrats should be ranked below used car salesmen in any trustworthy ranking. Like anyone cares what I think.

Argh!

Argh

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