Wednesday, March 25, 2015

On Being 70

If my fuzzy memory serves me correctly my first birthday of significance was turning 13. I was now a teenager, well on my way to adulthood. Next up was 16, when I could drive a car. 18 when I could legally drink. 21 when I could vote. Then things slowed down. Turning 30 was a sign that I was no longer a young man. 40 was so bad that at midnight I went out on my front porch in Syracuse, dropped my pants and mooned the city. 50 was marked with an invite from the AARP! That really makes you feel old. 60 was taken with a mild ho hum. But 70, now we're talking about turning into an old man. Yesterday, when I was 69 if I died people would read my obituary and think I died too young. Today at 70 if I died people reading my obituary would say, "Well, he had a good run!" What a difference a day makes. For the last month or so I have been telling people I was 70 just so I could get used to the fact of it. The last few years has seen an increasing number of public people I grew up with dying off. And even if they are still alive they look so old as my memory of them is when they were young. I hate watching those oldies videos of pop groups from my youth, now old, fat and feeble, pretending to sing love songs. But as has often been said, old is how you feel, not how old you are. In my case I think I stopped maturing at about 14 or so and I go through my day feeling that way only to be brought back to reality by the odd mirror here and there. So, now I'm 70 and a happy birthday to me. I'll still think the pretty girl holding the door for me and smiling is because she wants me even though in reality I probably remind her of her grandfather. So now I'm 70, fuck em if they can't take a joke!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Netanyahu pollster: Obama role in election larger than reported

Netanyahu pollster: Obama role in election larger than reported | TheHillPresident Obama's role during the Israeli elections was larger than reported, according to a pollster for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party. ...
The only one Obama can get elected is himself.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

White House Antagonism Toward Netanyahu Grows - NYTimes.com

White House Antagonism Toward Netanyahu Grows - NYTimes.com

Obama lost the election to Netanyahu just like he lost the election here last November. The people of America and Israel have spoken and Obama has his hands over his ears.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Why I think Hillary won't be the Democrats nominee.


For both D’s and R’s 25% vote the party line no matter who runs. 15% likely do the same but aren’t as motivated. The last 20% usually make the decision on who wins and they are the problem. The trouble, as I see it, for the D’s is by the time of the election all the Clinton crap from the past will be new news to new voters and will make it hard for them to get the 20% much less the 15%. That’s why I think she won’t be the nominee. The D’s will find another Obama to beat her in the primaries and give them a sporting chance in 16.

25% Vote Democrat always
15% Vote Democrat usually
25% Vote Republican always
15% Vote Republican usually
20% Vote for whatever sign they see last and are the fickle thorn in every politicians side, but they make the decision about who wins.

Hillary has a whole lot of baggage and if I was a dem pol I sure wouldn't want to spend my time trying to get (re)elected by making excuses for her. Whoever is at the top of the ticket either brings up or drives down the whole party. Hillary's support now is before all the crap about her surfaces again and before the Republicans settle on a candidate. Right now she polls better than the 20 some odd reps but that won't last and the boys in the back room, the ones with the money to finance the election and the ones who stand to lose the most if the dems lose and they don't want to lose. I don't think Hillary will win no matter who the reps put up. But, having said that I don't think it's wise to underestimate the Clintons.

Difference between right and left handed people

A recent study conducted in MK over a period of** (9 192 631 770 periods * 180) +-10%  shows a startling difference between left and right handed people while stirring coffee. Right handed people stir coffee in a clockwise motion 72% of the time, counter clockwise 18% of the time*. But what is more startling is that left handed people also stir their coffee in a clockwise motion 73% of the time, counter clockwise 21% of the time*.

A second study of the first studies results concluded two possibilities.
1... The person(s) publishing the first study can't do math.

** See: This link.


*People who drink their coffee black were exempt from this study.

(MK=My Kitchen)

The inside story of how Apple's new medical research platform was born -- Fusion

The inside story of how Apple's new medical research platform was born -- Fusion

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