Today has been one for getting rid of paper clutter. You wouldn't believe how much is accumulated over a month's time. Junk mail is a real problem, has been for years and seems to get worse as time passes. Always someone offering me Great Deals and fantastic savings and burial insurance. I'm already approved for loans up to $38,000 from the newest loan shark on the corner of State St and Roam Lane. They just want my signature ....and a thousand other little personal details.
Nothing for me to do with junk mail except wad it up and put it in the Burn Barrel. I don't know which is worse, burning paper and the smoke floating upward, gathering overhead, helping fuel clouds or taking it to the landfill, where it will linger for years leaking the ink which I've no doubt are chemical/poison; eventually to seep on down to our oceans.
A postal carrier once told me (when I tried removing my name) that the mail service would go bankrupt if it weren't for sales papers being mailed out weekly to everyone and his brother. Just think of the mountains of weekly trash paper being browsed over and dumped in the garbage bins.
As I quickly looked at each piece and discarded it in my trash bag, I came across a little bit of everything kept for ages - pictures, cards, hand written recipes on scraps of paper. scraps with telephone numbers hastily jotted down BUT no name to link it to.
I am exhausted now.
Found a print copy of an email from 2002 I'd kept so to share with somebody - you. So I'm running a few years late - sue me. But before you do that, let me share these true newspaper headlines that appeared back in 2001:
1. Include Your Children When Baking Cookies
2. Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Experts Say
3. Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
4. Drunks Get Nine Months in Violin Case
5. Iraqi Head Seeks Arms
6. Prostitutes Appeal to Pope
7. Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
8. British Left Waffles on Falkland Islands
9. Teacher Strikes Idle Kids
10. Clinton Wins Budget: More Lies Ahead
11. Plane Too Close to Ground, Crash Probe Told
12. Miners Refuse to Work After Death
13 Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
14. Stolen Painting Found by a Tree
15. Two Sisters Reunited After 18 Years in Checkout Counter
16. War Dims Hope for Peace
17. If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
18. Couple slain: Police Suspect Homicide
19. Man Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge
20. New Study of Obesity Looks For Larger Test Group
21. Astronaut Takes Blame For Gas In Space
22. Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
23. Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
24. Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery: Hundreds Dead
25. Viagra Thief Gets Stiff Sentence
Now I can wad that page up and burn it. Hope you got a chuckle from some of these headlines. I don't think reporters have changed their methods of reporting today. Some of their headlines are much more misleading today than 'way back when'.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
I was astounded when first reading about this action some time ago. Maybe you aren't aware how we are completely governed? That could be, but the good advice to me was to open my eyes. I did and my astonishment is growing, minute by minute, learning of the ghastly decisions and expenditures paid for by the 'sweat of the brow' from taxpayers labors. No wonder a civilization finally fails.
This Taxpayer Fund for settlement of sexual harassment is outrageous. Every decision for Congress to vote for ANYTHING requiring outlay of money (always) is on the backs of we, the taxpayers - every last cent!
Every last cent should be used wisely, without negative effects for "we the ruled". Taking my taxes to cushion someone's wrongdoing is what I consider a pure scam. Scams are the name of the game these days and you know this if you have your eyes/brain functioning correctly. I'm old but I'm not stupid. I see fairly well.
I certainly don't agree with this "settling" fund. This business reminds me of how Congress can vote itself a raise every whip-stitch, without our input whatsoever. Why should we taxpayers be obligated to back the misdeeds of someone we the people have selected to represent us in truth, honesty, and fair and upright dealings? If it was you or I 'dabbling in disgrace' we most likely would be serving a jail or prison sentence.
One headline from ABC News today is an example of the lack of integrity of a representative: https://www.yahoo.com/gma/disgraced-former-congressman-blake-farenthold-won-t-repay-201005417--abc-news-topstories.html
We must raise our voices before such expenditures are put into action in the first place! We must open our eyes and know who we are putting into a highly responsible position to our benefit. Change is definitely needed.
Totally disgraceful, Washington Reps! Totally irresponsible actions you often decide on.
Now whine when one day you are kicked in the butt, Old Reps. That's called Karma. I can only hope it is a Swift Kick in the 'arse' via your pocketbook!