Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Can Dennis Rodman save the world?

Seemingly overnight the whole North Korea/Kim Jong-Un discussion is now the easily unhingeable despot may possess an actual hydrogen bomb.  Think fusion not fission and over 10X the power of an A-bomb.  If Kim can customize it for the nose of one of his ICBMs he can conceivably detonate it at a very high altitude thus causing a superpowerful electromagnetic pulse (EMP) completely destroying the US power grid.  This whole thing reminds me of a bad Austin Powers movie.

103 comments:

  1. ...with Kim Jong Un in the role of 'Mini-me'?

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  2. Houston still under water and another high category hurricane headed for the SE coast. Since the
    global warming deniers deny the new superstorms, can it be that Kim Jong UN has hired Jim
    Cantore and is controlling our weather? What's next, the Great Yonkers Blizzard of 2020?
    Sharknados? Only the quantum bit computer knows....

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  3. Yesterday my friend and I went to Best Buy. They have a section of things for your smart home and another section for Samsung wireless charging stands. I can't keep up with this stuff.

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  4. Rush Limbaugh says Harvey is a creation of the left designed to push the climate change agenda. I understand that there are some people who believe Harvey is a hoax. Alternative facts.

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    1. Limbaugh and his loyal followers are more worried about 'the left' than NK's H-bomb, hurricanes
      ripping up the coast and tax 'reform' that will again go the the rich and corporations. Been hanging
      around the RW blogs and they mostly still want to jail Hillary, put Obama in zoo and obliterate Hollywood. Still, they got elected, right?

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    2. Even when they win they're angry.

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  5. Have barely seen the sun all week, been covered in wood smoke. Lots of forest fires out this way . Sort of normal, but we have had no rain for 3 months now. Did it all fall on Houston?

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  6. Rush Limbaugh thinks Hurricane Irma is a conspiracy and Jennifer Lawrence thinks it's all Trump's fault. Is there something in the air?

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  7. My mother the Trump supporter: "Al Gore was right all those years ago, and they laughed at him, and look at things now."

    BB, are you safe from the fires?

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  8. Out west, the logging industry has been complaining about restricted logging in the national forests.
    The argument is that more profits could be made and many more logging jobs would employ
    thousands of laid off workers. Yeah, right.

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  9. Snippets to ponder-
    In 2008, two Georgia men claimed they had a body, photos of the body and DNA evidence of a Bigfoot. A few days later, evidence surfaced that the DNA was that of an opossum and the body was really a frozen gorilla suit.

    “Unsurprisingly, just 12 percent of Americans think the Obamacare rollout has gone well,” he said on the Senate floor. “That’s less than the 14 percent of Americans who believe in Bigfoot”

    According to a poll from Public Policy Polling released Tuesday, 53 percent of those surveyed said they prefer the current Affordable Care Act over the Republicans' American Health Care Act. Just 27percent said they prefer the AHCA over the ACA.

    Other recent polls have indicated that public belief in things like conspiracy theories or other pseudo-scientific phenomena are equally prevalent. For example, 21% of Americans think the government is hiding aliens, 28% of Americans believe that a mysterious, secret elite power is plotting a New World Order (NWO) and 14% of Americans believe in Bigfoot. Recent psychological research has found a surprising relationship between these types of personal convictions; espousal of conspiracy theories, pseudo-science and belief in the paranormal turn out to be highly correlated with one another. What could explain these findings?

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  10. Maybe they listen to too much InfoWars.

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  11. Why is there this bias against conspiracy theories when we already had MK-ULTRA and Tuskegee? Those were actual conspiracies you could say that actually existed. A group of international bankers that really run things and pull the strings (aka power and influence) on a global basis. The far-fetched aspect of this escapes me. Bigfoot folk don't pose a threat to society as far as I can see. As for the paranormal an agnostic is not gonna entertain that anyway so that one all depends on your worldview. The House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 70's concluded the murder of JFK was probably a conspiracy. I don't believe in the majority of conspiracy theories but I'm a wee bit more open-minded.

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    1. “For those who are honestly searching for answers, there is a difference between being open-minded and being naive. There also comes a time when one needs to choose sides. Fence-sitting is only for those who have interests on both sides and has more to do with opportunism and waiting to see which side will win rather than a question of what is right or wrong.
      Certainly, let us be open-minded and appreciate views contrary to our own and even accept them if they appear more reasonable than our own,but let us also learn to discern and contemplate on the logic and reality of what has been proffered and not simply accept what sounds agreeable or even worse, what "feels" right to us. And let us keep in mind that the determined enemies of change must necessarily be those who profit from the present undesirable situation. They can never be and never will be convinced with reason. And they will resort to all means, fair or foul to promote their unholy agendas with all the resources at their disposal. Let us at least not be their unwitting pawns.”
      -Steemit (a Reddit from the Philippines) IMO, the argument from logic will always permit of a certain
      percentage of doubt for whatever reasons. We posit that percentage is reflected in the split acceptance of conspiracy theories.

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    2. & yet the VRWC theorized by Hillary is readily accepted by the Left.

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  12. Went to the doctor today. On the newsrack was Heart Failure magazine. Snazzy title.

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    1. Yeah, 'Living Happily With Stage 4 Emphysema', 'Colonoscopy Crosswords', 'Selected Readings in Elepantitis' and 'Tinnitus Times' add to the usual 'Golf Digest' and 'Skiing the Alps', which most doctors subsribe to. A couple of physicals back, the doc caught me waiting in the exam room wearing
      the classic backwords exam blouse halfway through dismantiling the plastic torso: had to put it back
      together and ask where the spleen went.

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    2. Is it too early for me to subscribe to Arthritis Today?

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  13. I'm thinking one of these times, Kim Jong Kardashian is going to miss his target and wreck Tibbets Brook Park.

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    1. & kill the elusive Tibbets Brook Sasquatch.

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  14. Rumor Dept-
    ..a movement to build a Great Wall around N Korea and make Kim pay for it.

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  15. Can Dennis Rodman Save The World?
    Can Dennis Rodman figure out how to use his tool ?

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    1. HOW did you stumble across that? Should be used in Sex-Ed to teach kids to abstain.

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    2. RodMan and KimDong seem to share some traits. Quite a pair , huh?

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    3. Gaddafi had the same deal going. The mentally insane rise to power - a recurring theme throughout History.

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    4. Caligula-noia: stay in power by ruthlessly eliminating any dissent or competition-then do whatever turns you on. Usually ends badly.

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    5. I'm assuming this is a Trump allusion. I could be wrong.

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    6. Naw. I'm describing the Nero/Ghengis Khan/Hitler/Stalin type. Trump is unique..sort of a
      childlike personality whose current hobby is the presidency.

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  16. My friend offered today that Kim Jong-Un's testing of his hydrogen bombs might be causing earthquakes across the globe. Thought I'd ask for an erudite opinion.

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    1. Earthquakes? I doubt it, although extensive fracking seems to cause some. Back in the fifties we and the Russians set off dozens of underground thermonuclear explosions, far more powerful. But your pondering friend may be on to something: if accidentally or intentionly that sort of underground blast
      were located specfically near a fault line...who knows? Heard anything about Rodman smuggling yellowcake?

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  17. You still looking for a car ?

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  18. That'd be nice. Looking to spend in the low 20,000s though.

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  19. How about a brand new all wheel drive for those Yonkers
    blizzards? Or a used crossover SUV..a bit more robust. We have had good luck with our used Traverse:
    bigger motor, better freeway car, but sort of low mileage
    around town. You gonna hold out for one of those cars that
    turn into an airplane?

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  20. You know I'm like a troglodyte forced to modernize. Just threw out my big old Emerson analog tv and converter box and got a nice new hd digital tv from K-Mart. Spent a good part of last night readjusting my new digital antenna.

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    1. Hmm,sounds like the makings of a couch potato...

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  21. In Colorado a hunter claims he was sexually assaulted by a Sasquatch.

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    1. Colorado recently legalized marijuana....

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    2. That's a hell of a joint.

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    3. Maybe too much of that GorillaGlue ? ColoradoMan wouldn't know his own Mom from a Sasquatch...

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  22. Conspiracy Theory W19c-
    Kim Jong 3cpo is a robot of limited AI, manufactured in Shanghai.

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  23. Are you gonna take a knee too during the national anthem?

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    1. At my age, I'd have trouble getting back up...

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  24. Trump administration officials including Jared Kushner, Ivanka, Steve Bannon, Steven Miller, Reince
    Priebus and Gary Cohn have been using private e-mail for guv biz. Lock em up?

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  25. Yeah I heard about this. Kind of time to drop the subject no? I gotta agree with Trump on one thing though. Some of the football games are boring. I'm more into baseball.

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    1. Well, they investigated the beejesus out of Hillary's e-mails. It's all we heard during the election, but
      now it is fine apparently. Baseball if fine too: but if kneeling during the Anthem is politically incorrect, what about ubiquitous spitting and frequent jock scratching during our Great Pastime?
      Do you think those SOBs should be fired? Just curious...

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  26. Conspiracy Theory AI-1
    Reports on what Julian Assange is working on.

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  28. I see Anthony Weiner got 23 months in the slammer for sexting a minor. What is this guy's problem?

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    1. 23 months? Was he sexting while driving?

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  29. Politically correct Anthem behavior: wanna bet it is more strongly enforced in N. Korea?
    Meanwhile, we argue, get mad and increase the fall out ,

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  30. Trump cabinet member Tom Price. You're Fired@!

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  31. What's with this possible sonic attack at our embassy in Cuba?

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    1. Just a rough guess....Rap with augmented woofers.

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  32. So, bump stock sales up there in Yonkers?

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    1. Which should be illegal but for some reason aren't. Is the AR-15 used for hunting? Apparently Stephen Paddock mass shooter at the Las Vegas massacre was hardly a blip on anyone's radar screen. Bought his arms legally apparently, was in no known database and gave no warning signs. A multimillionaire from real estate...dunno BB the world's gone crazy.

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    2. You would think in this country you could go to some concert without worrying about being mowed down like Jews standing in front of a trench by Nazis 75 years ago. I ponder the many hunters and
      collectors who put up with the problem of collateral damage, worrying about their rights.

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  33. No Abortions Except for Me Department-

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Republican congressman Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania announced Wednesday that he would not run for a ninth term, amid tawdry revelations of an extramarital affair in which the anti-abortion lawmaker urged his mistress to get an abortion when he thought she was pregnant.
    Murphy’s decision came a day after The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published text messages between Murphy and Shannon Edwards.
    A Jan. 25 text message from Edwards told the congressman he had “zero issue posting your pro-life stance all over the place when you had no issue asking me to abort our unborn child just last week when we thought that was one of the options,” according to the newspaper.

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  34. Whatever happened to Kim Jong Un in the news cycle?

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    1. The CIA has said the boy wonder is a rational player. The CIA has been wrong before (ahem).

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    2. They can't even get operatives into that place...unless you count Rodman. Trump is hinting at
      a 'yuuuge suprise'; press guessing Tillerson fired, Iran deal nullified, or raining nukes on NorK.
      Me, I'm guessing the grand opening of a new Trump 18 hole course outside Oxnard. Just saying

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  35. Alot of Dem politicians returning Harvey Weinstein's money or at least trying to regift it. I suggest Hurricane Relief, Mexico earthquake etc.

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    1. Did Weinstein ever donate to Weiner? You know, sort of a wein-wein?

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    2. Hard to keep up. Is he the guy that used the come on “Hey, sweety, wanna come over and see
      my bumpstock?”

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  36. It is said by some that just prior to the Singularity, the human brain will become greatly enhanced
    (or wrecked) by nanobots occupying their frontal lobes. Ya looking forward to the good times?

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    1. Given another weird election like Trump/Hillary will the nanobots in our neocortex counsel us to do the only logical thing and stay home? Why am I not on board with this? Has Google cured death yet?

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    2. The good old days look better all the time.

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  37. Halloween coming up. If you haven't decided on a costume for the party, these are
    recommended: #1 #2 #3 #4
    Dunno, I'm thinking of just going as myself

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    1. No Weiner or Weinstein masks?

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    2. I always thought that big time show biz producers took advantage of young starlets. Especially after I found out that the 'casting couch' wasn't that padded seat in the back of the bass boat.

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  38. Caught part of the adminstration press conference this AM. I find Sarah Huckabee Sanders grating
    and antigonistic and am inclined to turn her off. Sean Spicer would start out affable, but quickly get
    confused. I recommend Pee Wee Herman for that job.

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  39. Sorry I've been away, it's been a long month family tragedy and so on.

    I hear schools are threatening kids who protest during the national anthem. There is if I am not mistaken a court decision dating from the 40's or 50's that specifically cites that certain behaviors cannot be compelled during the anthem, the pledge, etc.

    If Trump only gave as much of a damn about PR as he does the NFL, we might get somewhere. So far he's gone to bat for white supremacists. That's about it.

    Meanwhile his own people are calling him a moron and the greater GOP goes silent. No defense of the President. What does that tell you?

    Kim Jong Un isn't any more crazy or irresponsible than Trump is. The NKs just aren't allowed to protest.

    Can't we all agree that in retrospect Hillary really was the better choice?

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    1. "Hillary really was the better choice?"
      Yep, pretty much a no brainer.

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  40. Harvey W. is an example of working up the Show Biz ladder and becoming a mogul, just to meet
    women. But the Boy Scouts are offering a better way . I guess.

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  41. Are they going to change the name to just 'Scouts'?

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    1. That would make the most sense.

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  42. We Americans are exceptional. Where else can a CEO sexual harrasser get fired....and another one
    win the presidency?

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    1. Well on that score Bill Clinton set the precedent. Gotcha!

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    2. To say nothing of JFK.

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    3. We are reminded of Grover Cleveland's illigitimate son and the
      ineffective opposition slogan-
      “Ma, Ma, Where's my Pa, Gone to the White House, Ha, Ha, Ha” .

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  43. In the news-

    President Donald Trump is challenging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to “compare IQ tests” if Tillerson did indeed ever call Trump a “moron” as reported.
    Trump tells Forbes magazine: “I think it’s fake news. But if he did that, I guess we’ll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tell you who is going to win.”
    I'd put my money on Z-Man or Saty. Just saying.

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  44. Nobody should be surprised about Weinstein.

    And I don't know why anyone's shocked or appalled. If the President can go around grabbing women and bragging about it, why not Harvey Weinstein? Really, how many of those female Trump voters are disgusted about Weinstein, when the guy they voted for went on record bragging about it?

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    1. Given that, we surmise that given the type the base likes, Weinstein could be the next president.
      Things get so confused: Thomas Jefferson fathered children with his black woman slave and he
      was a revered founder. Eisenhower had dalliances with his Brit woman driver in WWII. So
      far Pope Francis seems the only one with the Right Stuff. :)

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  45. Switching gears (I suddenly feel like I have to take a shower) have you browsed the new car marketplace lately? You're backing out of a space and there's a real-time camera guiding you right where the radio display is. Doors lock automatically after you start driving. Headlights automatically go on depending on the ambient light so no more forgetting to turn them on on overcast days. The radio tells you the artist and song so no more shazaming. Heated front seats......

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    1. I hear ya. Car I bought a couple years back has most of that stuff (I sort of like the rear view camera)
      and I had to take OnStar and Sirius, which I immediately quit: I like to be the only driver and I only
      listen to NPR, if at all. I find cruise control frustrating and don't use it..driving back and forth thousands of miles without it. Hell, I don't even use cup holders. I would think for people like us
      the criteria should be gas mileage, acceleration, snow and ice handling and does the dang heater work.

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    2. So you leaning towards one of the Brit Land Rovers?

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    3. 'Bout a week ago I bought a brand new 2018 Honda HR-V. It's a stylish hatchback and paid 27G. I had saved a bit over the years. So there's the Owner's Guide which came with the car and the more detailed Owner's Manual which I downloaded today from the Honda website. Today I drove over the new Mario Cuomo Bridge which replaced the old and historic Tappan Zee on my way to Piermont.

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    4. Wow! Did it come gift wrapped? Oughta be able to get to Scranton on a tank...

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  46. Those big wildfires in California: one regional emergency organization quickly initiated
    their citizen warning system. Calls went through to every home. That had a land line. Both of those families got out. Been pondering- why would the tiny government free market Koch Brothers join with communist Russia to elect trump?

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  47. A hurricane hit Ireland . As they say in those northern climes, “blimey
    that's odd now ain't it?” What's next, weatherwise- a blizzard in the Amazon jungles?

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    1. I never heard of such a thing. Of course some evangelicals are saying we're living in the End Times while the psychologists school us of course no matter what weird weather happenings take place don't think it's a harbinger of the Apocalypse. Shrinks taking positions on eschatology - dunno. Meanwhile Yonkers had its first frost warning of the season last night. Weatherpeople make a big deal out of that.

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    2. Endtimes: eschatology has been the stock and trade of Christianity since Jesus and is apparently still a
      big attraction. With increasingly weird weather, the predicted Singularity, RocketMan Kim,
      super volcanos and drug resistant microorganisms, that field is getting a lot of free advertising. No frost here yet, but some ski resorts opened early in the mts.

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  48. Four US soldiers killed in Nigeria. I guess if it isn't Hillary's fault, no one cares.

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  49. Things are going to be crazy and erratic here for a while.

    Congratulations on the HRV! It's really cute and how can you argue with a Honda? You will get great mileage and great reliability. If you make it to a million miles Honda will buy it back from you (no joke, they really will) so get to driving.

    Name changing on roads: I guess if it's a brand new bridge it needs a brand new name but it always seems odd to me. In Wilm they renamed Smith Creek Parkway to MLK Jr Blvd. It'll always be Smith Creek Parkway to me. Maybe this is a function of getting older?

    I am beginning to sense that the beginning of the end is coming for Trump. Tillerson won't deny that he called Trump a moron and no flak is coming from the GOP about it. Presumably they all think he's a moron. You have to wonder what McCain is thinking about all of it and really whether quite a few of the GOP establishment is looking at the 25th Amendment.

    I got an Oster breadmaker for my birthday. I had an old Panasonic but this is a hundred times better; it has a setting where you can get a loaf of bread in an hour. It's like magic. Making bread is easy enough but it's nice to have it all done with no mess and fuss. It even has a delay timer so you can have bread ready when you get home.

    I am a firm believer in a landline. We have to have one because our cell signal is so bad but I think we'd keep one anyway. For the same reason I have a rotary phone. It works when the power goes out.

    Cars now have all the bells and whistles. We bought mine used but it was loaded so I have every option that it can have. I like the backup camera but I don't exactly trust it. Navi is a must anymore although some people just use their phones. And I am a huge fan of the heated seat. Subaru isn't known for their technology so it's lightyears behind say a Honda or a Toyota (and my car is 3 years old now so you know the tech is practically obsolete). I don't use the cruise control much either, I feel more connected to the car when I'm actually driving it myself. I do use it on long trips. Scott has cruise in the Toyota which is a manual transmission and that just seems counterintuitive to me. But overall I like the tech that these cars come with. It sure is a long reach from my 55 Bel Air.

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    1. With the tech on modern cars you have to read the manual over and over...and over. Street names - by the Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers there's a side road called Hiscock Place. No really.

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  50. You should be able to see Uranus tonight (entendre entendre yes yes).

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  51. Million miles on the Honda-
    Should you attempt that, I did the numbers: If you drove to Miami, then San Diego, then Seattle and back to Yonkers, it would only take 124 trips. But if you like your metro area there, and want to make
    extra $$$, you could simply drive 83,333 Uber trips. Long wear tires recommended. :)

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  52. You gonna read the 'tens of thousands' of JFK assassination files or put more miles on the Honda?

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  53. Is Trump hoping that the unsavory secrets of JFK will take focus off his own catastrophes?

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  54. What an e-world we lived in. For kicks, I googled 'Trump, Kim Un Jong and Putin got on a plane' and
    got 2.02 million references. Now, I'm looking for something, anything, that when googled shows nothing...nada...zilch.

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  55. Been a bit busy of late with long shifts at work so just getting up to speed. Tried to beat a green arrow just turning yellow and a Yonkers traffic cam caught me rushing to work in not the right manner. 65 simolians if you count some kind of surcharge. Trying not to pack too many miles on the HR-V just yet. It's amazing take a few trips to Carmel and the Danbury Mall how fast you rack up the miles! My friend says Google has a compensating search engine. Type in anything and stuff comes up. I haven't tried it but "boogers for breakfast" is sure to bring up some hits. We need a new post on something.

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