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Off-Topic / Experience
« on: June 30, 2020, 11:53:20 am »Message ID: 1330302
Could the newest scandal have been avoided if proper protocol had been followed? The current President held private conversations with Russia and Turkey. Numerous calls were received, in private from Turkey's Erdogan. Now, in light of the possible Russian involvement with Taliban hired to kill United States Soldiers, he has no backup other that recordings most likely taken and kept by the Russian/Turkish Secret Service directed by leaders that listened to people with experience. Now we will have another two months of news about presidential shortcomings and/or how the Democratic party is wrong for thinking that this presents further collusion evidence or that he just has not been given a chance. It appears that he was given a chance, did not follow directions and is in yet another scandal.

Off-Topic / Shaun King
« on: June 26, 2020, 12:56:53 pm »Message ID: 1329810
Tweeted "Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down. They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been."  Mr. Kings request went on to include all murals and stained glass representations of "his European mother, and their white friend." Ogalala Sioux President Julian Bear Runner thinks that Mount Rushmore should come down. Missisissippi voters are favorable to changing their state flag, removing the confederate battle emblem. Minneapolis has pledged to dismantle the police department. All of this happening while the world is battling one of the biggest global pandemics. Cancer, Alzheimers, Aides and Herpes seem to have taken a back seat to all of this. Kind of kills any excitement in seeing tomorrow's news headlines.

Off-Topic / Third Degree
« on: May 29, 2020, 01:02:53 pm »Message ID: 1326282
Manslaughter, third degree murder is what the officer, that knelt on George Floyd's neck, has been charged with and is now in custody for. Punishment for manslaughter/third degree murder is less than for murder in the first and/or second degree. This essentially means that the act that lead to the death was voluntary, but the resulting death was not. The requisite intent to prove second degree murder is missing. Third degree murder in Minnesota has a maximum prison sentence of twenty five years.The typical sentence is twenty years. Police found guilty of third degree murder, which is a rare percentage, seem to get between twelve to fifteen years. Odds makers are strong on the officer getting five years and out in three with good behavior.

Off-Topic / RIP: George Floyd
« on: May 28, 2020, 04:12:56 pm »Message ID: 1326175
Described as a gentle giant that was starting over after five years in prison for armed robbery he lost his life for allegedly writing a counterfeit check. He leaves behind a six year old daughter. The video was gruesome. Surveillance videos contradict the officer's statement that Floyd was resisting arrest. The officer filmed kneeling on the neck of the victim has been the subject of ten conduct complaints and three police shootings in his nineteen years as an officer. Colin Kaepernic and Ice Cube are calling for revolts. Target and AutoZone closed the local stores after being looted and/or burned. The University of Minnesota won't hire Minneapolis Police officers as security at football games. All this in the wake of the Ahmaud Arbery shooting.

Off-Topic / The Friday
« on: May 22, 2020, 12:07:42 pm »Message ID: 1325681
before a three day weekend is dragging. I am very unmotivated. I always save mindless tasks for Fridays but I think that this was a bad idea this week. I have been online shopping for baseball jerseys, hockey jerseys, pricing out watches and jewelry. I have been getting texts from friends all day because they are bored out of their heads. I had a meeting at six thirty this morning and we were told that we could leave four hours early today but I would just have to come back to all of the mundane tasks on Tuesday-in addition to whatever tasks came in over the weekend. It is rare that I get into this frame of mind but I am just not into it today. Maybe it has something to do with a funeral I attended last weekend. Any way, have a great weekend everyone!

Off-Topic / Slight Miscalculation
« on: May 05, 2020, 11:46:11 am »Message ID: 1323853
Two weeks ago: "Now we're going toward 50--I'm hearing, or 60,000 people. One is too many. I always say it.". I don't think it should be said by anyone other than qualified medical personnel/infectious disease experts.  Latest death count is at seventy one thousand and one hundred and forty eight. Twenty seven percent of those afflicted are dying. Today we have had eleven thousand and seven hundred and thirty five new cases which, at twenty seven percent, equates to over three thousand and forty four more deaths. I have read several posts on Fusion Cash stating that CoVid 19 is nothing more than a cold/flu which is not correct. The death rate from seasonal flu is one tenth of one percent which is a bit different than the current tenty seven percent mortality rate. The infection fatality rate, per researchers from Columbia University, translates to six tenths of a percent which, on the lower end, is still six times higher than the flu.

Off-Topic / Deficit
« on: April 12, 2020, 10:57:01 am »Message ID: 1320705
In 1981 Ronald Reagan  (after vowing to limit the size of the government) doubled the deficit to over two hundred billion dollars. George H.W. Bush passed on a two hundred and ninety billion dollar deficit. William Clinton wiped out the deficit of his predecessors and created a two hundred and thirty six billion dollar surplus. George W. Bush took the surplus and created a four hundred and fifty eight billion dollar deficit which would triple, before the oncoming Obama administration, as the country was faced with a Global financial crisis. One point four trillion was ultimately handed to Barack Obama who also added hundreds of billions to the deficit. Donald Trump increased the deficit by seven hundred and seventy nine billion during his first year in office (Tax cuts/increased defense spending). The deficit increased to over one trillion dollars in 2019. This was all before the $2 trillion stimulus package related to Covid.

Off-Topic / Company/Departmental Alert-public service notice
« on: April 08, 2020, 07:26:32 am »Message ID: 1320212
I receive daily alerts, from my day time job, on areas that we should focus on and why transactions may be skewed. Once a month we go to various assisted living facilities which tend to be a focus for predators. As the large percentage of our population is under stay at home orders I thought I would share some of the COVID-19 Fraud trends that we are seeing. Fake charities have been set up; Sham Investment opportunities with fake, high rates of return are being promised; Fake goods are being promised at slightly higher prices (offered on line and never delivered) like toilet paper, masks, and sanitizer; Fake funding for small businesses and/or people wanting to get their relief checks early; Requests for money in order to develop miracle virus cures. Perform due diligence on any entity/person that you are sending money to and avoid sending cash to these entities/people via money transfer businesses like PayPal, Venmo, GreenDot, MoneyGram, RIA, or WesternUnion to name a few.

Off-Topic / Many Americans will not get CoronaVirus Relief Checks
« on: April 06, 2020, 01:45:00 pm »Message ID: 1319990
Surprised? I was not going to get one either way because of my income-even if my wife and I filed separately. We were just going to be subjected to watching future generations (including ourselves) pay for this hand out. Those not getting checks will be: Any one claimed as a dependent; Immigrants without social security numbers; High earners that lost their jobs; Parents who split custody; Recently divorced; people who owe back child support. There was an urgency to get this bill passed so many points were overlooked such as social security recipients...their income is not affected by the pandemic yet they will be getting a check (as of right now-this is rumored to be up for review). This may be why paper Stimulus checks could be delayed up to five months and relief money is not expected to be released until the fourth of May.

Off-Topic / Young Entrepeneur
« on: March 30, 2020, 05:47:31 pm »Message ID: 1318766
I read about a elementary school student who was suspended for selling squirts of hand sanitizer to his class mates for fifty cents a pop. He pocketed eleven dollars before he was suspended. Suspension seems a little harsh-thinking he may have done something else in his past. My son said that there was a kid up at his campus that had purchases seven packages of toilet paper with ninety six rolls in each and was selling the rolls individually at seven dollars a pop. My son said he sold out in one day-before authorities found out about it. That is six thousand, seven hundred and twenty dollars in one day. We have our regular stock of toilet paper which is set to hold us through the end of April. We are not hoarders, we have always kept a little over months supply on hand in case our kids come home, which it looks like they might.

Off-Topic / Bright and Clear
« on: March 21, 2020, 11:32:10 am »Message ID: 1317646
It is amazing how clean the air has gotten since the virus has moved in. With music venues, broadway shows, sports exhibitions, restaurants closed down, grocery store hours minimized, and a large percentage of the workforce forced to work from home, the air quality has had a marked improvement. I heard that dolphins have started swimming in the channels of Venice because the restricted boat access has allowed the water ways to become clean. Not seeing as much news about natural disasters (or shootings) as well. Virus forecasts have gone as far out as Mid-summer-may help the environment sustain for a little longer. I have read about senators wanting to exclude auto manufacturers from the bail out unless they put a large percentage of the bail  out towards helping their employees and a percentage toward the development of vehicles that are not dependent on fuel derived from fossils.

Off-Topic / Not worth $100
« on: February 11, 2020, 08:03:56 am »Message ID: 1312664
It is not worth Bill Gate's time to pick up a one hundred dollar bill if he found one on the ground. With a net worth of one hundred and ten billion dollars, a relatively conservative six percent return works out to two hundred and nine dollars and twenty eight cents per second in earnings. It would take me three seconds to pick up a one hundred dollar bill but it would cost Bill Gates six hundred and twenty seven dollars and eighty five cents to do the same-a loss of five hundred and twenty seven dollars and eighty five cents on his find. Even more amazing is that Bill Gates donates forty five percent of his wealth, approximately forty one billion dollars, to charity. The Obamas gave twenty two percent of their income to charity-congratulations to them on their Oscar award (and Nobel Peace prize in 2009).

Off-Topic / YouTube visits
« on: October 22, 2019, 10:24:51 am »Message ID: 1297999
So many people that I talk to spend a large amount of their time watching YouTube videos. Most admit to watching at least thirty to forty minutes of videos before they go to sleep and than have a hard time going to sleep. Kind of makes sense, though, as you engage your mind/rev it up, that it would be harder to turn it off. I will watch a few motivational videos during the weekend and some of the Saturday Night Live videos on Sunday mornings but I rarely, if ever, spend more than fifteen minutes of my time doing this. And I never do it right before I go to sleep which is probably why I do not have a hard time falling asleep at night (plus I tend to work between sixteen and nineteen hours a day. People at my day time job are constantly sending file paths for their favorite videos.

Off-Topic / Kudos to the Wheel of Fortune Contestant
« on: October 17, 2019, 10:49:37 am »Message ID: 1297416
During the introduction to contestants, where people give a quick biography, Contestant Blair Davis unexpectedly stated " I've been trapped in a loveless marriage for the last 12 years to an old battle-axe named Kim. She cursed my life with three stepchildren named Star, RJ and Ryan, and I have one rotten grandson". Totally caught Pat Sajak off guard (1st time in thirty years) and Blair explained how tired of the canned repsonses that came from people about their "beautiful" spouse and decades of marriage. Blair's wife told him that she did not want him to call her the "beautiful" wife. No misconceptions about who they are or what they look like, Blair decided to have some fun (his wife and grandson were in the audience). Calling his wife an old battle axe has been part of their dynamic, allowing them to enjoy fifteen years of marriage together.

Payment Pictures / My $27.09 Direct Deposit cashout payment
« on: June 22, 2019, 11:56:02 am »Message ID: 1280847

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