Random ramblings of a mind damaged by years of disuse and abuse. Also a place to go to be bored to tears.
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Words to live by...
"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."
(The right to looseness has been officially given)
"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."
Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
A Few More random Thoughts
I just watched a commercial for some financial services with Dennis Hopper as the spokesman. Dennis Hopper? The dope smoking hippie of the 60s era? The guy on the motorcycle next to Peter Fonda in Easy Rider? He's an image of financial acuity? He is a font of wisdom now?
Baby Boomers are being heavily targeted by financial services companies. I could have used a bit of that targeting about 30 years ago. Nope, back then they were targeting my parents.
We, the Boomers, are the targets of all kinds of advertising. If you can believe the ads, we are having trouble with our plumbing, our abilty to, um, rise to the occasion, have porous bones, trouble breathing, and are in imminent danger of Alzheimer's.
Nothing reveals more about a family than the fighting over the estate when the parents have passed. Sadly.
It's been relatively cold here. Cold in this part of Florida is short periods of the early morning below 40 degree F. Some of you may consider this silly. But it is very serious for us. We are not used to this brutal cold. Winter is supposed be a few short periods (meaning hours) of dips into the upper 40s, followed by highs in the 70s and lows in the mid 50s. I think it's in our state constitution. well, at least for the southern half of the state. The northern half is on its own.
You might want to read the following link. I'd be interested in your thoughts, if you do. Colorado Shooting
Personally, I think it's a tragedy but that no one is to blame except a guy who couldn't turn down a drink. This guy had no friends who would take him to his home and see that he got in okay?