Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Graduation Jail Time; Government Give-Aways; Almonds; California Water; Vaccination; Facebook; Baltimore Raven; Flat Tires; Schizophrenia; Mooch; Hooch

Nice hot day with bright blue sky and white puffy clouds.  We were supposed to have a flood watch, but I guess the storms blew over.

The Progressive magazine mentions:

Three people got all excited during graduation ceremonies and yelled and clapped for their favorites.  This was in Mississippi, and they like to have peace and dignity maintained, so the police arrested the trio and allowed them to face potential $500 fines and six months jail sentences.  Good sense prevailed, however, and the charges were dropped.

A Republican Missouri State Senator, running for States Attorney General let it be known that he would oppose legislation that advocated paying living wages, paid sick leave, paid vacation, as well as disability payments. Kurt Schaefer thinks that such "give-aways" would cause chaos.

Almond grower, Paul Wenger feels picked on because of talk of curbing California's Almond industry that uses a vast amount of water.  One almond requires one gallon of water!

The Funny Paper for June 15th had a few interesting items:

Harper's Index says the number of African countries with vaccination rates higher than that of the United States is an amazing to me: 16.

A South Carolina prisoner was placed in solitary confinement for 37 days for posting something to Facebook.

Chuck Shepherd says that John Urschel of the Baltimore Ravens continues to shine in matter of the brain.. his latest article in the Journal of Computational Mathematics is titled: A Cascadic Multigrid Algorithm for Computing the Fiedler Vector of Graph Laplacians.   So,, why does he play football?His answer: "I love hitting people."

Chuck also mentions businesswoman Hua Hin from Thailand, who was arrested for scattering screws on a busy street, in order to increase business for her husband's tire store.

Jon Winokur gives us  a few quotes to think about:

Lily Tomlin: "When we talk to God, we're praying, but when God talks to us, we're schizophrenic."

Jon Stewart:  "Why is it that if you take advantage of a corporate tax break you're a smart businessman, but if you take advantage of something so you don't go hungry,you're a moocher?"

Al Capone:  "When I sell liquor, it's called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on silver trays on Lake Shore Drive, it's called hospitality."



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