Archive for October, 2010

October 25, 2010

Baby Boomers


You have to understand something about the Boomers.
PLEASE NOTE:
There is a difference between baby Boomers and Yuppies.

Generation length is 25.2 years in the United States and  and 27.4 years in the United Kingdom.
As a general estimate, thirty years can also be used as an average generation length for humans.
Some say that about 1946 up to approximately 1964, a time that was marked by an increase in birth rates is the defining period….

And others say the social generation of Boomers as the cohorts born from 1943 to 1960, who were too young to have any personal memory of World War II, but old enough to remember the postwar American High.

I came into the Picture in 1947…Sooo…I’m a Boomer and proud of it…..
Let jump forward to 1965, I’m 18 y.o. this is the time of the start of Anti-War, make LOVE not WAR…the Hippies are coming into their own…But there is a diverging culture of the Yuppies…

So let’s see what we have…Boomers that are more less middle of the Road that believe in the American Dream also Believe in their Country…and two diverging sub-groups the Hippies and the Yuppies…
For years all we ever heard about was the Hippies or the LOVE Generation…
You did not hear much about Yuppies then and for years after…Till they got out of Collage with their Degrees and started in Business…So now we are in the early to mid 70s….

So now we are in the 70s and 80s of the Boomer Generation, in our late 20s and early 30s and we are exercising our Rights…These are Heady times…Technology is increasing by leaps and bounds…What is NEW today is OLD by next week…the Information Explosion…We are building a better life for our children…Our Children are coming into the World.

There is still a separation between the middle of the roads, hippies and yuppies…
They tend to work for their own Goals…but at times HELP each other attain something for the Greater Good…

It is the late 80s to the early 90s and our children are coming of age…We have given them everything,
tried to make life EASY for them…We are in our mid 40s and 50s…Time is starting to take its toll…our bodies complain about the abuse of Work and Play…And some of our friends are No longer with us…

We have made it to the 90s and the Millenium and beyond 2010 most of us are in our late 50s and Early 60s
We are Grandparents…And there are a few more friends missing….

So when I hear young people talk about “OLD BOOMERS” I just laugh, I know they would not have what they take for GRANTED now, if it was not for BOOMERS….

                                              Just STOP and THINK

1. Environment: The Boomers were the first generation to broadly embrace environmental protection, and supported and helped enact 90% of all the tangible environmental protection goals ever achieved. And if you think ongoing climate change is human driven, you are reading only one page of the science.

2. Politics: It’s dirty. Was then; is now, and ever more shall be. You can read all about the back stabbings, behind-their-backs lying and all the rest of it right from the dawn of writing. Boomers didn’t invent dirty politics and didn’t even come close to perfecting it, so get off your high-horse and move on.

3. Business: See point two.

4. Religion: Boomers were the first generation to come out of the atheist closet. Besides, the pedos are mostly Silent Gens…not Boomers.

It’s not the Baby Boomers who have failed. It’s the values, morals, and ideology of the reactionaries who stood and still stand against everything the Baby Boomers accomplished in the way of reform of social, religious, economic, political and cultural values and institutions.
Perhaps many Boomers have failed by going over to the enemy–the generations of their parents and grandparents, the values and ethics of their great-grandparents and earlier generations. But they are not the be all and end all of evil and failure.

They’re still supporting you. Grow up, whinny, whinging wee-reactionaries. You’re not going to make a name for yourselves blaming other people willy-nilly. The problems must be addressed and if you misidentify your enemy, you will fail when it comes time for you to address them, which is right about NOW.

If you will return to the 70s, you’ll observe that as everyone was getting screwed by OPEC, up pops the Yuppie, who promptly figured out ways to capitalize on others miseries, abandoned the old way of doing business (meaning, taking care of your loyal employees), used the ‘new’ computer technology to manipulate (read that as SCREW UP) the stock market and raised personal greed to new levels.

While the newly homeless swelled the streets, the yuppies were buying BMWs, starting over priced coffee houses, pushing for SUVs and Hummers, inventing house flipping and investing in crude — the latter which kept gas prices high.

Politics have been corrupt for generations. It’s just that our ‘new’ technology makes it much easier to find out about it. Before, you’d have to read the paper, watch the news or go to the library. Now, you can flip open your cell phone, go to any of about 1000 political watchdog websites and read about which legislator has hemorrhoids and which one spends too much time in a bottle of booze.

So now in my Twilight Years….I can sit back and Blog….

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October 22, 2010

Some Days


Sometimes it’s hard to Remember that the Original Job was too…

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Drain the Swamp when your up to your Ass in Alligators…
Please bare with me….It seems that when I have tried to do things as of Late…
These things only seem to get half done….
Kind of reminds me of an ‘Old Saying’….
We the unwilling, led by the unknowing…
Are now Qualified to do impossible with nothing…
Miracles take a day longer…
Don’t ask me…!!

                                                   Pogo knew the Answer….

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October 16, 2010

100 Years


What a Differance a 100 Years make…I know I can’t say remember when but….

The Ford Model R
The Model R was a higher trim level of the Model N with a larger body and wheels covered by full cycle fenders.
An oil lamp was also added, and $150 separated the Model R from the $600 base Model N. The Model R was only
produced in 1907, from April through October, and 2500 were sold. Its color was red.

1910 Ford Model R
 
The year is 1910
One hundred years ago.
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics for the Year 1910:
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The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.
Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only. 
Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower !
The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.
The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year ..
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year,
A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year,
 and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME .
Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which
Were condemned in the press AND the government as ‘substandard.’
Sugar cost four cents a pound.
Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.
 
 
 

The Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke
 

The American flag had 45 stars ….
The population of Las Vegas , Nevada , was only 30!!!!
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn’t been invented yet.
There was no Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.
Two out of every 10 adults couldn’t read or write and 
Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school..
Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores.
Back then pharmacists said, ‘Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind,
Regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health’
 

( Shocking? DUH! )
 

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help ….
There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. ! 
 
 

I am now posting this on my Blog, then posting it to Face Book where others all over the WORLD will see it – all in a matter of seconds!

Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years. 
IT STAGGERS THE MIND

 

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October 14, 2010

Life Time Long Ago


In a life time long ago…Long before Face Book and before My Space…There was Web TV…

I first signed onto Web TV in 1997…
It has been down hill since then…this Strange Addiction to the inter-net…
I though I was keeping up with Technology the cutting edge…
Little did I know…
In the year of 2003 Thinking I was Keeping up I purchased my first Desk Top…
Oh little did I know…what New Depths this would take me too…
My Space
And the Groups with such Fancy Names to lead me astray…
Alcoholics Anonymous
Friends of Bill W.
Friends of Bob and Bill
Sinners Repent!

And the
INFAMOUS
“Near Beer Thread”
My own personal Down Fall…
Sinners Repent!
Some of us did eventually Graduate….
Now we are everywhere on Face Book…
Be afraid be very Afraid…

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October 12, 2010

My Reason for a Blog


At times I do find myself talking to the TV or even the Computer Monitor….Not often but now and then…At my age when you live alone and very few of your friends are around any more…

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Some times I have to wonder, I have a next door neighbor that is only a few months older then myself…
And he looks and acts like he is 10 years older. He keeps busy with his boat, but I have watched him working on it…He is very forgetful about things he is doing…He no longer go out in the Bay fishing alone…I think he Kids have told him not to. When he does stop to talk, he always asks what day it is…and about half way in talking he asks “What were we talking about”…..

Of course when I’m sitting out near the pool I don’t like to be disturbed…now that the cooler weather has moved in, I more or less have the pool to myself….which is fine with me…
I do think, I will start going out to the Clothing Optional Beach again…
The Snow Birds will start coming South for the Winter months…
Maybe I can find a Lady Friend…LOL
Ahhh Love on the Dunes…
And besids another reason for a Blog or a Live Journal…
Also
What ever keeps me Sane(?) and Happy…Right…

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October 10, 2010

A Day of fond Memories


I was chatting with someone about  their Dog this morning and the Training of the Dog for Hunting….This brought back some memories of my Training my Weimaraners….If your not sure about what this Bread looks like….

The Weimaraner breed was originally bred for hunting Lions.
The Weimaraner is an all purpose gun dog…A dog that was originally bred for hunting in the early 19th century. Early Weimaraners were used by royalty for hunting large game such as boar, bear, and deer.
The Weimaraner is an all purpose family dog, capable of guarding the home, hunting with the family, and of course, being loving and loyal towards children.
This breeds short and coat and its unusual eyes give it a regal appearance different from any other breed. The coat is extremely low maintenance, short, hard, and smooth to the touch, and may range from charcoal-blue to mouse-grey to silver-grey.
The eyes of the Weimaraner may be light amber, grey, or blue-grey.
Do not try and out stare one of these guys….When they are pups their eyes are light blue…
They do have a hard time walking at first do to the long legs and heavy upper body…
They tend to trip a lot at first…
They do not do well in kennels…They need companionship…
Male Weimaraner stands between 25 and 27 inches… and males normally weigh roughly 70-80 pounds.
Females are between 23 and 25 inches and females are generally between 55-70 lbs.
A Weimaraner should give the appearance of a muscular, athletic dog.
Weimaraners are fast and powerful dogs, but are suitable home animals given appropriate training and exercise. These dogs are not as sociable towards strangers, Weimaraners are very protective of their family and can be very territorial. They can be aloof to strangers, and must be thoroughly socialized when young to prevent aggression.When intimidated or angered, a weimaraner’s hair will spike up on the middle of its back and the tail will point directly upward. When this happens get out of the way ‘They look like the Dog from Hell”…Once two Dobermans attacked my Gus wile I was walking him on the leash…He killed the two of them in less than 30 seconds…
They Love the Snow…Plus they Love the Water also…
They have Webed paws of a Water Dog…
They can make you laugh….
Or make you feel like you did something Dumb…
But it’s good to see that they are on Guard Duity at Night…
Did I say I loved my Weimaraners…..
October 7, 2010

Did I accomplish what I set out to do Today…


I could say YES to this, I went to the Food Market this was on my list of things to do….One of the Items that I wanted to pickup was some Ben-Gay ointment my left leg is still bothering me…and I have been favoring it  and the muscles in  the right leg are acting up….Any way I get the Ben-Gay and right next to it is this K-Y warming Jelly….’I LOST IT RIGHT THERE’… I have to go over to the Produce section for a few items but this cartoon keeps flashing in my head…Soooo….Needless to Say…

I walked around Looking at the Fruits and Vegetables holding the K-Y Jelly the Large Family size…
I did get some Very Strange Looks…I wish I had someone filming it…
I am sitting here with a Grin on my Face remembering the Looks and some Smiles…
I HAD A GOOD TIME…I HOPE OTHERS ENJOYED IT ALSO…LOL
October 6, 2010

Vision Check


Well I made it home from the VA Hosp. where I went to have my Yearly Eye Exam…When I left my place this morning it was cloudy overcast outside…and I wear photo tint glasses….So I did not take my Sun Glasses….The eye Doctor did not just put one or two drops in my eyes he flooded them out…

I did Drive my Car to the Hosp. when I walked out side not a cloud in the Sky…
Extreme Sun-Shine…LOL
Even with the photo tint it was tough driving, I know I should have stayed till my eyes Adjusted better…
But I did want to make a meeting…so with Gods Guidance I was able too…
And I made it home Safe and Sound(?) I know I’m a little crazy…
After a short nap my eyes have re-adjusted somewhat…
Good News is my Eye Script has not Changed…
October 4, 2010

Sunday Night Long Day


It’s been a long day, did not sleep well last night and when I did nod out I got up at 0700…Through the whole day out of Whack….

No football games that interested me today…So I spent almost all day on the net….
Have been in some pain today not as bad as yesterday but enough…
Friday when I was going to go out, I went over to the elevator and it was out of order,
the gentleman that was working on it did not know what I was talking about when I asked when it would be fixed….I was finally able to make him understand that I wanted to use it…And he told me it would be maybe one or two hours…So down the stairs I go with the Walker and my O2 bottle 3 flights….
It seems that I pulled the Muscles in the front part of my left leg between the knee and hip…
When I got home about an hour and a half later they had just finished the elevator…
But yesterday Saturday when I wanted to check the Mail the Elevator was down again….
And most of today from what I understand….
So just Remember…
October 1, 2010

Oct. 1st 2010 Friday


A New month, I’m getting ready for Halloween….All Hallows Eve…My Mothers Birthday was1November… All Saints Day….Just going to post this photo as Profile pic on FB…

It’s not really me but Close Enough, I Enjoy sitting in the corner observing the World…

This is what the Statue Looks like….LOL

I don’t remember who the Artist is but I think he/she did a Great Job….