Patriotic Retirement Plan
Submitted by: Frosty
Hello... is Anyone Listening?
Submitted by: Fred M.
The Best Pepsi Commercial ever!
Submitted by: Carol S.
Seen the Godfather movies? If not - do that now!!!
Drunk Airline Pilot - Dean Martin & Foster Brooks
Submitted by: Fred M.
You don’t see great comedy like this anymore.
North Korean Flying Trapeze
Craig Ferguson 5/18/9A Late Late Show OOPS beginning
Submitted by: Frank M.
If you haven't seen this guy after Letterman, TiVo it if your not up at that hour, he's the funniest
guy on TV today.
Submitted by: Carol S.
Jesse Ventura SCHOOLS Elisabeth Hasselbeck
on the issue of torture on The View
Submitted by: Jan H.
The video speaks for itself. Jesse Ventura SCHOOLS Elisabeth Hasselbeck on the issue of
torture on The View 05/18/09
On the Road to the Cannes Film Festival
By: Sy Baron
Welcome to Mississauga
Submitted by: Susan B.
Dancing with the Stars 1950 Style
Submitted by Carol S.
Great Dance Routine: James Cagney and Bob Hope
Submitted by Fred M.
See more from this cartoonist HERE
Let the Games Begin
Submitted by: A Local Political Junkie
From the Huffington Post
Palin Backers Mock Romney With 'Bear' Reagan Spoof
Asked about Gov. Sarah Palin on Sunday, Mitt Romney referenced her spot on Time magazine's
list of most influential people in what some of Palin's supporters viewed as a dig.
"Was that the issue on the most beautiful people or the most influential people?" he asked.
Now backers of the Alaska Governor are fighting back with a web video mocking Romney.
The Voca People
Submitted by Carol S.
The Voca People is a new international vocal theater performance combining vocal sounds and an acapella singing with the art of modern beat-box.
Living in A Garbage Truck
Submitted by Fred J.
Poor Carmen Guzman
By: Anne Chovey
Carmen Guzman the mother of the woman police say was slain by the accused "Craigslist killer" said that today would've been her daughter's 26th birthday and her family is devastated by her death.
But instead of a birthday celebration, friends and family gathered at the Ortiz Funeral Home to remember the aspiring actress.
Inside, Carmen Guzman collapsed into tears as she stood by her daughter's open coffin.
Just a week before her death, she told her mother that she was going to Boston to meet a young man with a good pedigree, a medical student.
There is no grief like losing a child, especially by homicide. In this regard, I would like to suggest a website to Carmen Guzman and others who might feel the need.
I thank G-d everyday for my family
Submitted by: Mrs. Sy Baron
Plastic Surgery Hoaxes
Submitted by: Diana L. Elias, M.D.
(Plastic Surgeon in St. Petersburg FL)
I came upon your website accidentally while preparing a seminar on "bogus" and/or dangerous
cosmetic surgical claims and devices. Thanks for letting me not feel I am the only one out there.
Interesting tidbit of info.....
Submitted by Carol S.
At five minutes and six seconds
after 4 AM on
the 8th of July this year,
the time and date will be
This will never happen again!!!
|Tribute to Little Anthony and the Imperials|
|Induction into the R&R Hall of Fame|
|Submitted by: Pepé Willie|
My name is Pepe Willie and my Uncle is Clarence Collins, original member and cofounder of Little Anthony and The Imperials. It is a privilege to honor Little Anthony and The Imperials and their incredible career. They have made a profound influence on my life and on the lives of many other artists.
I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York where Little Anthony and the Imperials started out singing on the street corners back in the 50s. When I was 10, I realized that my Uncle was a member of this group who had a huge hit - Tears On My Pillow. I knew, at that moment, I wanted to be in the music business.
During the 60s, Murray the K hosted Holiday Rock & Roll shows at the Brooklyn Fox Theatre. Little Anthony and The Imperials performed at those shows along with a host of amazing artists. There was Chubby Checker, Patti LaBelle and The Bluebells, Dionne Warwick, Wayne Newton, The Righteous Brothers, The Motown Revue with Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Smoky Robinson & The Miracles, Mary Wells, The Four Tops and The Temptations and many, many more.
I was 16 at that time, running errands for all those stars. I would get them cheesecake from Juniors - World Famous Restaurant in Brooklyn, pick up their clothes from the cleaners, and let them know when the ½ hour was in. What a gig!
My Uncle Clarence and the rest of the group showed me what was possible in life, giving me the opportunity to learn the music business from the inside out, and inspiring me to be a songwriter and musician.
I moved to Minneapolis in the 70s and began working with Prince Rogers Nelson when he was 15 years old. I brought with me all the knowledge, and all the experience that was given to me under the wings of Little Anthony and the Imperials and I passed it on to Prince, Andre' Cymone, Morris Day, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Ricky Peterson and other artists in the Twin Cities, including my own group, 94 East.. Without Little Anthony and the Imperials' influence, there would not have been a Minneapolis Sound - it was the ripple effect from Brooklyn to Minneapolis.
The real legend of Little Anthony and the Imperials exists not only in their classic songs, extraordinary performances and 50+ years in the music business, but also in the profound influence they have had on the entire music industry.
This Is Serious, Please Send To Everyone On Your E-Mail List!
Submitted by: Veronica C.
Anyone-using Internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on.
This information arrived this morning, direct from both Microsoft and Norton.
Please send it to everybody you know who has access to the Internet. You may receive an apparently harmless e-mail titled 'Mail Server Report' If you open either file, a message will appear on your screen saying: 'It is too late now, your life is no longer beautiful.'
Subsequently, you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC, and the person who sent it to you will gain access to your name, e-mail and passwords.
This is a new virus which started to circulate on Saturday afternoon.
AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the anti virus software's are not capable of destroying it.
The virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself 'life owner'.
PASS IT ON IMMEDIATELY!
THIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY SNOPES.
Vegas Community Online Gets A Brand New Look!
Submitted by: A Happy Visitor
As the season brightens and changes so does the look of Vegas Community Online and feel of the new site that has been revamped and redesigned to create a smarter, more friendly and all around better look and feel for the website. Dedicated to bringing their visitors the most useful resources and information this new look will make it easier for the site traffic to navigate their way to exactly what it is that they are looking for.
The VCO site is happy to offer a running flash window that is always updated with the most current Vegas weather temperature and of course the local time in Las Vegas. The site features great and useful sections such as a Newsletter that is full of up to date information on the latest news and reports. Other sections have a list of some of the artists that are currently appearing on the scene as well as those that are due in the upcoming weeks and months to follow. The site is very user friendly including a search window with access to all of Google which will allow those interested to search for anything that they cannot find on their own, whether on VCO or on the WWW. The colors of the site are easy on the eyes and allow people to quickly browse the sections that they are interested in without getting lost within something they are looking for. Remember that you could always click on the button to join the Vegas Community Online so that you never miss an update and stay connected with the site! That's why I am a happy visitor to VCO often!
Hello Songwriters :-)
Submitted By: Sharon Paquette
RESODENCE Songwriters Circle at Sam Ash meet-up scheduled! www.meetup.com/lasvegassingersandsongwriters
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 from 6:30pm - 8pm located at Sam Ash on Maryland Parkway.
meet-up in January was extremely successful. We had new members as well as more
space to get in a cozy circle. Hence, the new name for the Meet-Up *RESODENCE
Songwriters Circle. We took the entire 2 hours to critique each others songs and
had a great time with all of the incredibly well written material that we had to
work with. I am currently working on the Electro Voice company to come in and
speak at one of our meetings concerning mic techniques and microphones.
Our meeting will take place on a Tuesday this month. We have tried a few different days so far. It is looking like Tuesday evenings from 7pm-9pm are going to be the best in order to keep the monthly meet-up consistent but we will continue to adjust when necessary. This meeting will include a songwriting exercise and of course the opportunity to try out our new material on each other. Get writing! :-)
A GREAT week for Jon Stewart
Submitted By: Fred M.
If you missed the fun during this last week that was surrounded by the Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer's debacle, it is something that should not be missed, these are just a few samplings.
Are You Kidding Me
Submitted by: Freddy N.
Shame on the New York Post, THIS is humor? NO, this is DISGRACEFUL!!!!!
Submitted by: Smokey
This is a website that has some very interesting games...
check it out it has:
|Sketch & Paint||
|Play With Spider||
WD-40. Who knew?
Submitted by: J.R.
you read to the end, does anybody know what the main ingredient of WD-40 is?
Don't lie and don't cheat.
I had a neighbor who had bought a new pickup. I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw That someone had spray painted red all around the sides. Of this beige truck (for some unknown reason). I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news. He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do. Probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open.
Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully. And did not harm his paint job that was on the truck.
I'm impressed! WD-40 who knew?
'Water Displacement #40' The product began from a search for a rust
preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created
in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name
comes from the project that was to find A 'water displacement' compound. They
were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40.
The Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts.
Ken East (one of the original founders) Says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.
When you read the 'shower door' part, try it. It's the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as glass. It's a miracle! Then try it on your stovetop ... Viola! It's now shinier than it's ever been. You'll be amazed.
Here are some other uses:
1. Protects silver from tarnishing.
2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4. Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making them slippery.
5. Keeps flies off cows.
6. Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7. Removes lipstick stains.
8. Loosens stubborn zippers.
9. Untangles jewelry chains.
10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12. Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13. Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14. Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
15. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16. Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17. Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.
18. It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19. Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! Use WD-40!
20. Gives a children's playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21. Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers.
22. Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
24. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27. Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28. Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31. Removes splattered grease on stove ..
32. Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33. Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35. Removes all traces of duct tape.
36. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
37. Florida's favorite use is: 'cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.'
38. The favorite use in the state of New York, WD-40 protects the Statue of Liberty From the elements.
39. WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a little on live bait or lures. And you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants That are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, Using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing Are not allowed in some states.
40. Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
41. WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the mark and wipe with a clean rag.
42. Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and rewash. Presto! The lipstick is gone!
43. If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.
44. Removes pricing labels adhesive, and tape adhesives.
P. S. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.
Submitted by: Fred M.
Newser is a website for people who want to know what's going on in the world.... but doesn't have much time to read it all. As they say... Read Less - Know More
Submitted by: Dolly H.
sleep on it... make it up.
If you wear it... hang it up.
If you drop it... pick it up.
If you eat out of it... wash it.
If you spill it... wipe it up.
If you turn it on...turn it off.
If you open it...close it.
If you move it...put it back.
If you break it...repair it.
If you empty it...fill it up.
If it rings...answer it.
If it howls...feed it.
If it cries...love it.
Submitted by: Mrs. Sy Baron
As the personal stories of the 155 survivors of flight 1549 come to light, I hope someone comes forward and makes a movie of this event. Statements like, "Thank you for not making me a widow," and the young man from Long Island who stripped naked and was the only person to actually get in the water and swim away.
The country is reeling from the economy and other negatives. We need an uplifting movie...NOW !!!
This is not a Joke
Submitted by: Carol S.
Recently a man had his 5-year old German Shepherd put down due to liver failure. The dog was completely healthy until a few weeks ago, so they had a necropsy done to determine the cause. The liver levels were unbelievable, as if the dog had ingested poison of some kind. The dog is kept inside, and when he's outside, someone's with him, so the idea of him getting into something unknown was hard to believe. My neighbor started going through all the items in the house.
When he got to the Swiffer Wet Jet, he noticed, in very tiny print, a warning which stated "may be harmful to small children and animals." He called the company to ask what the contents of the cleaning agent are and was astounded to find out that antifreeze is one of the ingredients. (Actually he was told it's a compound which is one molecule away from antifreeze). Therefore, just by the dogs walking on the floor cleaned with the solution and then licking its own paws, it ingested enough of the solution to destroy its liver.
Soon after his dog's death, his housekeepers two cats also died of liver failure. They both used the Swiffer Wet Jet for quick cleanups on their floors. Necropsies were not done on the cats, so they couldn't file a lawsuit, but he asked that we spread the word to as many people as possible so they don't lose their animals. This is equally harmful to babies and small children that play on the floor and put their fingers in their mouths a lot.
Cell Phones Go public Next Month
Submitted by: Smokey
Cell Phone Numbers Go Public next month.
All cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sale calls.... YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS
To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222.
It is the
National DO NOT CALL list.
It will only take a minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5)
years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You
cannot call from a different phone number.
HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS.. It takes about 20 seconds.
THIS ALSO WORKS FOR HOME PHONES TOO.
Health Tips AND They All Work!!! (try them)
Submitted by Audrey R.
Here are some healthy tip for your smartness & physical fitness. Prevention is better than cure.
Just check this out......
The Organs of your body have their sensory touches at the bottom of your foot, if you massage these points you will find relief from aches and pains as you can see the heart is on the left foot.
Typically they are shown as
points and arrows to show which organ it connects to.
It is indeed correct since the nerves connected to these organs terminate here.
This is covered in great details in Acupressure studies or textbooks.
God created our body so well that he thought of even this. He made us walk so that we will always be pressing these pressure points and thus keeping these organs activated at all times. So, keep walking...
According to a Japanese institute that does research on blood types, there are certain personality traits that seem to match up with certain blood types.
How do you rate?
DRINK WATER ON EMPTY STOMACH
It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:
Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, ga str itis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and men str ual diso rd ers, ear nose and throat diseases.
METHOD OF TREATMENT
wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml
glasses of water
2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minutes
3. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.
4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours
5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.
6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.
The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/reduce main diseases:
1. High Blood Pressure - 30 days
2. Gastric - 10 days
3. Diabetes - 30 days
4. Constipation - 10 days
5. Cancer - 180 days
6. TB - 90 days
7. Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwa rd s - daily.
This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times.
It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life.
Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.
This makes sense .. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals ...not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain...
For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.
It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed . It will slow down the digestion.
Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.
A serious note about heart attacks: Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm.
Know About The Benefits Of Having Fruits And Vegetables:
Health - Very Important Tips
Answer the phone by LEFT ear.
Do not drink coffee TWICE a day.
Do not take pills with COOL water.
Do not have HUGE meals after 5pm.
Reduce the amount of OILY food you consume.
Drink more WATER in the morning, less at night.
Keep your distance from hand phone CHARGERS.
Do not use headphones/earphone for LONG period of time.
Best sleeping time is from 10pm at night to 6am in the morning.
Do not lie down immediately after taking medicine before sleeping.
When battery is down to the LAST grid/bar, don't answer the phone
as the radiation is 1000 times greater.
...Forward this to those whom you CARE about!
International Picture of the Year
Submitted by: Karen F.
Here are two very touching photos honored this year
First Place :
Todd Heisler - The Rocky Mountain News
When 2nd Lt. James Cathey's body arrived at the Reno Airport, Marines climbed into the cargo hold of the plane and draped the flag over his casket as
passengers watched the family gather on the tarmac.
During the arrival of another Marine's casket last year at Denver International Airport , Major Steve Beck described the scene a s so powerful: 'See the people in
the windows? They sat right there in the plane, watching those Marines. You gotta wonder what's going through their minds, knowing that they're on the plane that brought him home,' he said 'They will remember being on that plane for the rest of their lives. They're going to remember bringing that Marine home. And they
Todd Heisler The Rocky Mountain News
The night before the burial of her husband's body, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. The Marines
made a bed for her, tucking in the sheets below the flag. Before she fell asleep, she opened her laptop computer and played songs that reminded her of 'Cat,' and
one of the Marines asked if she wanted them to continue standing watch as she slept. 'I think it would be kind of nice if you kept doing it,' she said. 'I think that's what
he would have wanted.'
Submitted by: Johnny Kay
Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing BLUE every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called the 'silent majority'. We re no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers. We are not organized, boisterous or overbearing.
Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops. Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday -- and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar, will wear something blue. By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make the United States on every Friday a se a of blue much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers. If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, coworkers, friends, and family, it will not be long before the USA is covered in BLUE and it will let our troops know the once 'silent' majority is on their side more than ever, certainly more than the media lets on. The first thing a soldier says when asked 'What can we do to make things better for you?' is: 'We need your support and your prayers.' Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example, and wear something blue every Friday.
Watch the Video, it is so Wonderful
Submitted by: Charles H.
A Must see!!!!
A couple of comments noted on YouTube were: "Human beings should take note of true kindness and friendship." and "How utterly gentle and beautiful."
Submitted by: Fred M.
The fact that the right-wing is venting some of the most outrageous, contemptible disparagement againist President Obama’s Stimulus package is incredible?
How easily they forgot about beating the drums for eight years for Bush to fund his $Trillion occupation, or by voting for EVERY tax cut (during wartime) and deregulating our banks and large corporations which is what got us in the mess we find ourselves in today.
Now that Obama, unlike Bush, has tried to be open-hand and as bi-partisan as a president that won so big could be, but the republicans are being their typical constructionists and are voting across party lines stubbornly.
The republicans were in charge for almost eight years, and they screwed up this country royally.
America voted their ideas OUT! Take a breather, maybe you can learn something from this intelligent man and the most phenomenal governmental team in decades that he has assembled!
Go dog, go!
Submitted by: Carol S.
This police dog is so fast; you have to watch this a few times to appreciate it.
Notice the suspect behind the car, apparently firing a gun - you see the smoke from the muzzle, and a split second later - the Shepherd Police Dog leaps across the roof of the auto, clamps onto the suspect, and brings him down so quickly - you'll watch it several times to really appreciate the valor of this dog.
Submitted by: Karen D.
Cell Phone Info
Submitted by: Fred M.
Things you never knew your cell phone can do:
The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network; and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out.
Hidden Battery Power Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370#
Your cell will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell next time.
How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?
To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following digits on your phone: * #06# A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. When your phone gets stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.
Fourth Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don't have to. Most of us do not carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial: (800) FREE 411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now.
This is the kind of information people don't mind receiving, so pass it to family/friends.
The Up Up and Away Guys and the Anesthesiologist
Submitted by: Mrs. Sy Baron
I've had surgery several times over the years and have always been as meticulous in choosing my anesthesiologist as I have been in selecting my surgeon. So far as I am concerned the doctor who puts me out is more important that the one cutting me open.
Why am I talking about this now? The recent plane emergency landing in the Hudson River brings to mind something I've repeated over and over to whoever will
I fly quite often and each time I do, I say I would like to choose my pilot NOT the airline or flight time. Back in 2002 several Northwest pilots were arrested for flying
passenger jets while intoxicated. Ever since then I wanted to know about the experience of the pilot who is flying my plane. The pilot is the equivalent of my
anesthesiologist. My life is in his hands.
I think each airline should have a 'pilot web site.' The name and experience of each of their pilots. Just like you can 'google' a doctor/surgeon and get reports on their
background, education and if any sanctions were filed against them, we should be able to find out the same about the pilot with whom we entrust our lives every time
When I go on the computer to make my reservation, I want to see listed the name of the pilot scheduled to fly that flight. I know there are last minute changes, but most
pilots have a route and flights they fly all the time.
This will make the both the pilot and the airline take responsibility for who is behind the wheel of the plane.
There needs to be more accountability and public information available on each pilot taking us up into the skies.
I really want to know the background of anyone to whom I am entrusting my life on
any level. I won't get into a car with a drunk driver, why should I get onto a plane with a driver a know nothing about.
I Wanna Know....Is My Pilot Inebriated?
RARE ADMISSION submitted by Sy Baron:
I concur with my wife on this one
Why is the pilot hidden on flights. We entrust our lives to these people and yet we usually never see them. I want to see who's piloting me across country many thousands of feet off the ground.
I think the pilots should do more than make a routine welcome announcement over the loud speaker prior to take-off. Let's actually see them.
Is he sober or inebriated? A seasoned pilot or a rookie on his maiden flight? I want to know. I have a right to know.
At the boarding gate there should be a closed circuit large screen TV monitor. Prior to boarding we would see a short video of our pilot talking to us. He would welcome us and briefly tell us in a minute or two about his experience and wish us all well. Just like he does over the loud speaker on the plane. Only this time we can see him and learn about this background directly from him.
Then, once everyone is on board and seated, just moments after the doors close (before push off) the pilot walks once up the aisle, smiles from side to side, says a few words to random passengers and retreats back into his secure cockpit.
We can see if he's wobbly or reasonably sober and we also have his background info from the video so we can take off our shoes, kick back and relax.
OR....... if enough passengers think he is unfit to fly, we can tell the flight attendants and not take off.
We need to really know & see who is piloting the plane we are in.
Additionally, on some restaurant tables there are comment cards for diners to fill
out evaluating the service they received. There definitely should be
similar comment cards for passengers to fill out on the service and attitude of the crew.
Submitted by: Carol S.
This picture does make some sense, as moose are kind of goofy and stupid looking animal.
Only in Alaska… This guy raised an abandoned moose calf with his horses, and believe it or not, he has trained it for lumber removal and other hauling tasks. Given the 2,000 pounds of robust muscle, and the splayed, grippy hooves, he claims it is the best work animal he has.
He says the secret to keeping the moose around is a sweet salt lick, although during the rut he disappears for a couple of weeks, but always comes home.... impressive!
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Submitted by: Larry M.
Including These.... and these are no Boy Scouts
Senior Social Security & Bernard Madoff
Submitted B\by: Seymour Baron
- Bernard Madoff, was arrested and charged on Thursday with allegedly running a $50 billion "Ponzi scheme" in what may rank among the biggest fraud cases ever.
- A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to investors out of the money paid by subsequent investors rather than from profit.
In the Social Security system, the money you pay into the system is immediately paid back out to the people who are currently getting Social Security checks. (It is NOT a savings plan where YOUR social security are put aside for YOU.) In short, the social security tax deducted from YOUR paycheck is used to pay a current retiree.
In 1935 when Roosevelt instituted the system and for a long time after that, it worked well because there were many more people paying into the system than there were who were collecting. Since there were many more workers than retirees so the system worked great.
But now the Baby Boomers (born 1946 to 1964) are retiring and they strongly outnumber the amount of workers.
This is going to cause the social security system to fail. In order for the system to work, more money needs to be collected from the current workers, than the system pays out to the retirees.
South Shore Barbers
Submitted by: Patrick J. Murphy
Went back home for the Christmas/New Year holidays. Couldn't wait to get my haircut once again by Frank or Tony who I dubbed, "The Scissor Magicians."
It's been several years since I've gone home to Quincy, Massachusetts and had a 'real' haircut. Tony and Frank are still there and as well as many changes. Women, lots and lots of women. Manicures, pedicures, facials...womanly gossip.
After hearty handshakes and bear hugs, Tony sat me down. He wanted to hear how I like living in Vegas, but I wanted to hear about when and why these changes came about in MY barbershop.
Tony explained it's all about the economy. The shop no longer wanted to limit their clientele to just men. He continued to say how ladies spend much more than men on their hair and grooming than men do. The shop was on the edge of closing because of the bad economy when they decided it would be prudent to welcome women.
There was something special about this all men's barbershop that is gone forever now.
The financial crisis America now finds itself in has worked its way from the big auto giants down to my little barbershop. So sad.
South Of The Border, Down Mexico Way
Submitted by: Sy Baron
The Mexican wetback problem will continue so long as no changes are made. While there are huge and pressing issues awaiting Obama, the illegal border crossings into Texas need also to be addressed. The border fence will not help.
In my humble opinion, we should discontinue our 'catch & release' program. As things are now when illegals are arrested they are released right over the border..
We need to physically take them deep into southern Mexico at least 500 to 1000 miles south of any border town. By doing this, they will not just turn around the next day and come back. And when word spreads what we are doing, fewer and fewer wetbacks will come across because they know if they are caught they will be far away from their families with no revenue to come back north.
About Area Code
Submitted by: Bonnie Spano
We actually received a call last week from the 809 area code. The woman said 'Hey, this is Karen. Sorry I missed you--get back to us quickly…. I have something important to tell you.' Then she repeated a phone number beginning with 809. 'We didn't respond'.
Then this week, we received the following e-mail:
Subject: DON’T DIAL AREA CODE 809, 284 AND 876
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION PROVIDED TO US BY AT&T. DON'T DIAL AREA CODE 809
This one is being distributed all over the US. This is pretty scary, especially given the way they try to get you to call.
Be sure you read this and pass it on. They get you to call by telling you that it is information about a family member who has been ill or to tell you someone has-been arrested, died, or to let you know you have won a wonderful prize, etc. In each case, you are told to call the 809 number right away. Since there are so many new area codes these days, people unknowingly return these calls. If you call from the US , you will apparently be charged $2425 per-minute.
Or, you'll get a long recorded message... The point is, they will try to keep you on the phone as long as possible to increase the charges. Unfortunately, when you get your phone bill, you'll often be charged more than $24,100.00
WHY IT WORKS:
The 809 area code is located in the Dominican Republic. They are not regulated by the US laws.
The charges afterwards can become a real nightmare. That's because you did actually make the call. If you complain, both your local phone company and your long distance carrier will not want to get involved and will most likely tell you that they are simply providing the billing for the foreign company. You'll end up dealing with a foreign company that argues they have done nothing wrong.
Please forward this entire message to your friends, family and colleagues to help them become aware of this scam
A Woman's Point of View/ You're Point
Submitted By: Victorya
find the video funny or necessary.
With that said, I also don’t appreciate as a republican being called a racist either, and you need to apologize for your name calling remarks as well. I don’t happen to know of any rats that jumped shipped. But I heard a lot about Mickey Mouse voters on your side.
plenty of unnecessary things said during the election from both sides.
I didn’t hear any outcry over all the negative and hateful things (called satire) that referred to John McCain an Sara Palin from democrats. No, that was freedom of speech and expression?
In fact most of the race issue came from the democrats continued excuse to use the race card against republicans every chance they got.
The fact is the election is over, but apparently your name calling and finger pointing of "the race card" isn't. Its time your side got over it.
You Can't Make This Stuff Up
Viagra & The Warlords
Submitted By: Mrs. Sy Baron
Taken from the Washington Post on 12/26/08
CIA agents are offering the potency drug Viagra and other gifts to win over Afghan warlords in the US-led war against Taliban insurgents, the Washington Post reported on Friday.
Paying for information is nothing new for the Central Intelligence Agency, but officers have started employing unusual incentives to persuade Afghan local leaders to share intelligence about the Taliban's movements, the Post wrote, citing unnamed sources in the spy service.
"Whatever it takes to make friends and influence people -- whether it's building a school or handing out Viagra," one CIA operative who has worked in Afghanistan was quoted as saying.
CIA agents have offered pocket knives and tools, toys and school equipment, travel visas, medical services including surgeries and sometimes the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra for Afghan chieftains, the paper said.
The aging chieftains often have up to four wives and are open to the Viagra pill as a way to "put them back in an authoritative position," said another official.
More customary bribes such as cash and weapons can create problems, because guns fan fall into the wrong hands and a sudden influx of cash can draw too much attention, agents told the paper.
Four Viagra pills transformed the attitude of one influential 60-year-old warlord who had been wary of the United States." He came up to us beaming," one official told the Post." And after that we could do whatever we wanted in his area."