2022 september

Friday, September 16, 2022

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[Student Loan Forgiveness] I think it is unfair to all those who have paid their dept. It also demonstrates to the young that you don’t have to pay your bills. A better idea would be to let them work off their loans as school teachers.  Trade graduates employment in schools for loan relief plus a salary. Every hour worked as a teacher gets the graduate $100 removed form their debt. That would be in addition to the regular teacher’s salary. I know $100 an hour seems like a lot but there is such a need for teachers that the $100/hour seems a better solution than just giving them the money as loan forgiveness. Something for nothing is never a good idea.
[“Few people send in comments”] I am writing this to help with the amount of comments you receive.
[Guns] I have a Cimarron replica of the 1858 New Navy .38 Special revolver that has a hair trigger. I brought it to the defunct gun shop on Big Pine who said, due to its design, the trigger ‘pull’ cannot be adjusted. I’m reluctant to fire it because I don’t believe it’s safe. What should I do? Is there a competant gunsmith around who might be able to adjust the pull?
[Friday Joke] Two great white sharks swimming in the ocean spied survivors of a sunken ship.
“Follow me son” the father shark said to the son shark and they swam to the mass of people.
“First we swim around them a few times with just the tip of our fins showing.” And they did.
“Well done, son! Now we swim around them a few times with all of our fins showing.” And they did.
“Now we eat everybody.” And they did.
When they were both gorged, the son asked, “Dad, why didn’t we just eat them all at first? Why did we swim around and around them?”
His wise father replied, “Because they taste better without the shit inside!”


The answer may not lie at the bottom of a beer bottle but you should always check!

When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it. ~Economist Frederic Bastiat
[Friday Joke] Me: do you remember the other day, when I said…
Wife:  I remember everything you say for quality assurance purposes. I can play it back for you if you’d like.


[“55,000 followers of CT”] Deer Ed, Keep up the great work! Signed, one of your silent, but loyal readers.

[Friday Joke] My wife tells me I can be an idiot sometimes. I think it’s pretty cool of her to give me permission like that.

I needed a password eight characters long, so I picked “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.”

[Love Thy Neighbor] Would it not be a lot smarter to send the bleeding hearts and holy rollers to the poor countries that are regurgitating all these illegal immigrants and help them build to the same standards as America has that our hard working fathers toiled to achieve for the last few hundred years instead of letting our blessed country turn into the swill hole that those useless eaters came from? Only seems fair and much more productive!
[Bullets] What’s the difference between 158 grain and 110 grain ammunition? The 158 grain is a lot cheaper. I thought the more grains, the more powerful the round.
[Friday Joke] An Irish priest is driving and gets stopped for speeding. The state trooper smells alcohol on the priest’s breath and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car. He says, “Sir, have you been drinking?”
“Just water,” says the priest.
The trooper says, “Then why do I smell wine?”
The priest looks at the bottle and says,
“Good Lord! He’s done it again!


[High Food Prices] Robot food delivery, very soon followed by food delivery robot hijacking.

How to stop apps from automatically launching when you start your computer. Your computer shouldn’t take 10 minutes to restart. Link
[Lithium Battery Go Boom] A GPS was placed in its bracket in the windshield and left in the sun. The lithium battery overheated and exploded! Look at the damage. Looks like a good lesson to learn. I bet this also applies to cell phones, tablets, digital cameras, and other devices that use lithium batteries. You think this may be a reason why the US Postal Service no longer will ship electronic devices that contain lithium batteries? Link
Harry Chapin—Taxi


I was taking a photo of this wild jasmine in bloom when I noticed this black snake looking back at me. It’s always a big suprise!

[Big Pine Book Club] We hope to see everyone tomorrow (Saturday) at 10 am at the library to discuss Playing Nice by JP Delaney. Full Menu > Book Club

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max review: Welcome to the Dynamic Island. Apple’s flagship iPhones get upgraded camera hardware, a new chip, and a clever replacement for the notch. The best feature so far is that the screen never turns off and doesn’t use hardly more battery to do that. No more flicking it on and off every two minutes. It’s always on. Link

[Scary People] Florida sees sharp rise in white power, anti-Semitic incidents, report finds. Link


[What Armpit Do You Smell] I’m left-handed and I sniff my right pit. Do right-handed folks smell their left pit?

[Friday Joke] Bikers were riding west on I-70 when they saw a girl about to jump off a Bridge. So they stopped.
George, their leader, a big burly man of 53, gets off his Harley, walks through a group of gawkers, past the State Trooper who was trying to talk her down off the railing, and says, “Hey Baby, what’cha doin’ up there on that railin’?”
She says tearfully, “I’m going to commit suicide!!”
While he didn’t want to appear “sensitive,” George also didn’t want to miss this “be-a-legend” opportunity either so he asked, “Well, before you jump, Honey-Babe…why don’t you give ole George here your best last kiss?”
So, with no hesitation at all, she leaned back over the railing and did just that, and it was a long, deep, lingering kiss followed immediately by another even better one.
After they breathlessly finished, George gets a big thumbs-up approval from his biker-buddies, the onlookers, and even the State Trooper, and then says, “Wow! That was the best kiss I have ever had, Honey! That’s a real talent you’re wasting, Sugar Shorts. You could be famous if you rode with me. Why are you committing suicide?”
“My parents don’t like me dressing like a girl.”


[Pot Holes] You’d think that they would fill the sink holes on Key Deer Blvd instead of putting up a sign warning of them.

Published at 7:54am