Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

WTF?

I bought an aquarium and stand off of Craigslist for $40.00 (you might say I stole it)

The seller is now advertising the same items (exact same picture) for $150.00. It's probably worth that but it's in my possession, not hers.

I'm confused...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Did I Flunk Geography?

I ordered some items the other day and today, for grins, I checked the tracking. USPS is notorious in this household for not posting tracking information until after you've received your package. UPS is generally better at keeping you informed. Here is what I saw this morning:

Louisville, KY, United States 07/10/2014 12:13 P.M. Arrival Scan
Ontario, CA, United States 07/10/2014 5:32 A.M. Departure Scan
Ontario, CA, United States 07/08/2014 11:46 P.M. Arrival Scan
Cerritos, CA, United States 07/08/2014 10:53 P.M. Departure Scan
07/08/2014 2:47 P.M. Arrival Scan
Phoenix, AZ, United States 07/08/2014 5:15 A.M. Departure Scan
07/08/2014 12:24 A.M. Origin Scan
United States 07/07/2014 9:23 A.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS

Isn't California closer to Alaska than Kentucky? Why would they send my package there? Is it the same thing as those stupid hubs the airlines have? It seems like you have to "touch" the hub for your flight to count or something.

I'm not in a hurry for this stuff but just find it curious.

Wish me luck. I'm seeing an acupuncturist for the first time today. I am expecting miracles.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Reality Check

Friday, June 20, 2014

Only in America

Number 10) Only in America... could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 per plate campaign fund-raising event.

Number 9) Only in America... could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black 40+% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans - 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!

Number 8) Only in America... could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheatswho are in favor of higher taxes.

Number 7) Only in America... can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

Number 6) Only in America... would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just 'magically' become American citizens (probably should be number one).

Number 5) Only in America... could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country's Constitution be thought of as "extremists."

Number 4) Only in America... could you need to present a driver's license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote!

Number 3) Only in America... could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. Oil company(Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).

Number 2) Only in America... could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year - for total spending of $7-Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn't have nearly enough money.

And Number 1) Only in America... could the rich people - who pay 86% of all income taxes - be accused of not paying their "fair share" by people who don't pay any income taxes at all.

The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. (George Orwell)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Truism?