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vaccination.jpg more people standing up against forced vaccination

( in life, health, covid, vaccines )

First it was that Bills wide receiver, then that Vikings coach, then the Vikings and Ravens quarterbacks, and probably others. Now it's Bob Boone, VP of the Washington Nationals baseball team who is resigning (and losing that huge salary) rather than submit to vaccine tyranny. This makes him possi ... read more

ball-bat-plate.png parents code of ethics

( in culture, humor, sports )

Signing my daughter up for softball, I had to laugh at this (stripped down) Parents Code of Ethics:I will encourage good sportsmanshipI will place the emotional and physical well-being of my child ahead of my personal desire to win.I will remember that the game is for the youth - not adults. I gues ... read more

dont-like-spam.jpg hackers have access to your device. check details asap

( in culture, humor, internet, spam )

One of our favorite scams! Our comments are interspersed in brackets and look like this.From: aam726@abocol.comHello there. Let me introduce myself first - Seems very polite! I am a professional programmer, who specializes in hacking during my free time. as most of us do This time you wer ... read more

math2.png romance math

( in culture, humor, jokes, math )

ROMANCE MATHEMATICS Smart man + smart woman = romance Smart man + dumb woman = affair Dumb man + smart woman = marriage Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy OFFICE ARITHMETIC Smart boss + smart employee = profit Smart boss + dumb employee = production Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion Dum ... read more

groucho.jpg non-fiction 2

( in culture, humor )

Credit Card Bill In March 1992 a man living in Newtown near Boston, Massachusetts received a bill for his as yet unused credit card stating that he owed $0.00. He ignored it and threw it away.In April he received another and threw that one away too. The following month the credit card company sent h ... read more

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janet yellen endorses irs plan to monitor all bank transactions above $600 ( in education, news )

2021-10-11 -- Zach Gibson/Getty Images Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen expressed her support for the Internal Revenue Services plan to track Americans bank accounts. In a proposal that many lawmakers are calling a violation of the Fourth Amendment, the Democrats pending $3.5 trillion social... ... read more

american airlines says workers must be fully vaxed by nov. 24 -- 30% of their pilots still not vaxed ( in education, news )

2021-10-07 -- American Airlines told workers they must be fully vaccinated against Covid by November 24 or face termination. According to the pilot union at American, 30% -- or 4,200 -- of airline's pilots are still not vaccinated for Covid. Bloomberg reported: Failure to comply will... ... read more

satire: fbi assures nation they will get back to figuring out why that guy shot 400 people in vegas after they're done inves ( in education, news )

2021-10-13 -- WASHINGTON, D.C.--The FBI has assured the nation that they will get back to figuring out why that guy shot 411 people in Las Vegas four years ago once they're finished investigating parent-teacher school board meetings across the country. The Babylon ... read more

jan. 6 committee announces it will vote next tuesday on criminal contempt referral against steve bannon ( in education, news )

2021-10-14 -- The January 6 Congressional Committee announced on Thursday they will vote next Tuesday on criminal contempt referral against former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon. The committee wants to call in Steve Bannon to testify so they can harass him for his role in their made-up ... read more

school backtracks on holocaust instructions, now says there aren't 2 sides ( in education, news )

2021-10-15 -- A school district in Texas has instructed teachers to present the two sides of the Holocaust when teaching about the horrific murders of millions of Jews and others in the runup to and during World War II. And now it's trying to backtrack. It is NBC that reported the scandal ... read more


lost a friend ( in culture, humor, internet, social )

No, not that kind of lost (knock on wood). So get that lump out of your throat.Don't you hate it when you're walking along talking to someone, it's crowded, you hear a muffled scream but think nothing of it, only to realize several blocks down the street that your friend is no long ... read more

mark twain quotes ( in culture, quotes )

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.""It's easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled!""A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain ... read more

hackers have access to your device. check details asap ( in culture, humor, internet, spam )

One of our favorite scams! Our comments are interspersed in brackets and look like this.From: aam726@abocol.comHello there. Let me introduce myself first - Seems very polite! I am a professional programmer, who specializes in hacking during my free time. as most of us do T ... read more

carl jung quote ( in culture, quotes, philosophy )

" is not famine, not earthquakes, not microbes, not cancer but man himself who is man's greatest danger to man, for the simple reason that there is no adequate protection against psychic epidemics, which are infinitely more devastating than the worst of natural catastrophes ... read more

operation detour ( in culture, writing, books, novels )

Riva, a beautiful young black ops agent on her first assignment, tries to turn Alex into her own asset just to prove she can. When he loses both his job and his girlfriend, she thinks he's putty in her hands. When he decides to go out with a bang, she's afraid she's overplayed he ... read more


round two ( in family, adoption, holmes )

We've received our court date. We're haggling with the airlines now. One round-trip ticket for one adult costs a little over $800. One one-way ticket for our daughter's flight home with us costs $1,600!! I suggested just buying our daughter a round-trip ticket (which would be only ... read more

holmes family newsletter vol 2 no 5 ( in family, holmes, newsletter )

Big News & Other Stuff Vol. 2, No. 5 Yeah, another new name. March 19, 1990 Mike to return early Mi ... read more

holmes family newsletter vol 2 no 15 ( in family, holmes, newsletter )

NEWS, ETC. Vol. 2, No. 15, December 18, 1990 "Christmas Issue" Lucy to Host Christmas Lucy will be having Christma ... read more

tara's favorites ( in family, holmes, tara )

Tara's got a new blog! It's called Tara's Favorites, available at or Check it out! ... read more

holmes family newsletter vol 1 no 4 ( in family, holmes, newsletter )

The Holmes Family Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 4, August 1, 1989 Largest Tri-Weekly Newsletter Circulation in the West! tri-weekly (tri-wee ... read more


the minimum wage popular with the public but not the donor class ( in life, money, employment )

The minimum wage, popular with the public, but not the donor classfrom The Minimum Wage: Popular With the Public, But Not the Donor Class."One of the best proposals to come out of the State of the Union was the President's proposal to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour, phased ... read more

diary, 7/25/2010 ( in life, money, shopping )

Just got back from an all day shopping excursion. I don't know how Tara does it every week. I told her that was harder work than going to the office all day. She said, So, you appreciate me more now? Of course, I said yes.First we went to Tara's Kroger, the one almost in Nolensvi ... read more

easy deviled eggs ( in life, health, food, recipes )

Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, resealkeep mashing it up mixing thoroughlycut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg.DISCLAIMER: We are not medical professionals but can comprehend the various artic ... read more

quantitative easing explained ( in life, money, economy )"The truth about quantitative easing. I just watched this again and laughed my a$$ off. Now with a ridiculous 5.2 million views on YouTube." ... read more

detection dogs ( in life, animals, dogs )

"These are no hounds. These are highly trained detection dogs used by biologists to canvass for animals, scat, rare plants and invasive weeds that are easily missed by humans."Go to A nose for wild things ... read more

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