Archive | August 2018

THE SPHINX—-MONEY CAN’T BUY HAPPINESS

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As far as John McCain’s political life was concerned, he died a A BITTER OLD MAN who wanted open borders for everyone.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/29/sarah-palin-loyal-running-mate-excluded-from-john-mccains-funeral/

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The Editor:   Who said that, LL ?

https://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/10/messages/2.html

Well Off Cat:  Rousseau may have originated the idea, but the rich have been using it for two-hundred  ( 200 )  years to keep their Jackboots on the necks of the average person.  The Nazis wore them with more style than other tyrants (  like America’s Progressive Democrats ).

https://www.google.com/search?q=hitler+in+jackboots&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=Iz0D-Urzm1HwZM%253A%252C2-VGoYYnW3JBEM%252C_&usg=AFrqEzfdlVlumXPqGCdm1MrIkmcJmq0HNw&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjAwZm7y4rdAhUBCawKHSgaAdsQ9QEwAnoECAYQBA#imgrc=Iz0D-Urzm1HwZM:

Anyway,  the rich use the phrase to keep the poor in their place.

https://www.wral.com/money-really-does-lead-to-a-more-satisfying-life/17793260/

https://www.newsmax.com/scottrasmussen/health-money-work/2018/08/24/id/878664/

TE:  Can you give our loyal readers an example of the rich using their Jackboots, WOC ?

WIFI Cat:   Cable is a good example.  South Korea, The United Kingdom, and Singapore seem to have the best overall price, reliability, and Mbps. 

https://www.cta.tech/News/Blog/Articles/2018/February/The-Top-10-Countries-for-Fast-and-Affordable-Inter.aspx

https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/business-consumers-licences/superfast-dorset/what-is-fibre-broadband/what-different-internet-speeds-mean.aspx

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24528383

I guess happiness is where you find it.

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THE SPHINX—-HOMES AND OTHER THINGS

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HERE IS SOMETHING TO BE AWARE OF,  DON’T MONKEY AROUND IF SYMPTOMS APPEAR.

https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/health/why-whooping-cough-making-comeback/Hgvm5041UvCPfSZa9fp4tM/

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The Editor:  What is new in homes, LL ?

Stalactite Cat:  Here is good man-cave.

https://nypost.com/2018/08/24/inside-the-ozarks-wild-multimillion-dollar-cave-home/

Here is a modest home for a retiring Bishop.  I thought they retired in prison.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/08/26/san-jose-diocese-buys-bishop-2-3-million-retirement-home/

More jobs are returning.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/28/aluminum-mill-to-bring-550-jobs-back-to-kentucky-town-crippled-by-free-trade/

The DemocRATS take power away from Hil-gal and her anointed ones.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/08/25/Democrats-strip-power-from-superdelegates-in-historical-reform/8421535238800/?sl=4

It smells a little fishy to this cat.

https://abc7.com/pets-animals/massive-fish-die-off-creates-smelly-mess-in-malibu/4071053/

THE SPHINX—-GOOGLE AND OTHER STUFF

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https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/terence-p-jeffrey/521-percent-kids-live-households-getting-means-tested-government

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The Editor:  What’s with Google, LL ?

Energizer Cat:  It’s like the Energizer Bunny, it never sleeps.

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/08/13/can-turn-off-tracking-phone-google-still-tracking/

This app can track your fertility.

https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2018/08/13/FDA-approves-first-consumer-app-for-contraceptive-use/1111534163091/?ls=4

Amazon is still making big bucks, part of the reason is that state utility regulators make the average customer pay for secret deals with Amazon.  That ole Bezos guy is such an innovator.

https://www.bloombergquint.com/businessweek/2018/08/20/amazon-isn-t-paying-its-electric-bills-you-might-be#gs.6=JGGMI

Lake Mead might not provide electricity or water much longer.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/agency-says-lake-mead-could-drop-below-critical-threshold-1534374220

The Nutria might not find a wet environment.

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/nutria-California-invasive-rodent-Delta-river-rat-13155943.php

MAGA, U.S. Steel.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/19/u-s-steel-to-invest-750m-at-indiana-plant-thanks-to-trump-tariffs-we-are-experiencing-a-renaissance/

This Ain’t Mayberry

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(Post submitted and written by Larry Kelley)

Pike County, Georgia needs direction, rather than just a smile & hand shake from 
the folks who are supposed to lead our county. 

Has any citizen in Pike heard of the mass increase in auto break ins that are 
occurring almost nightly in Pike?  We, as citizens & tax payers, should be up in 
arms.

The county commission has approved so many subdivision permits this year, we better
start thinking.  All of this didn’t just happen over night. Remember when Citizens 
of Fulton County began to move to Clayton, then Henry, Fayette, Coweta & Spalding 
counties?  

Now it is Pike’s turn in the destruction of personal values.  As we approve SECTION
8 Homes to be built in Pike, so goes the neighbor hoods, school system, and law 
abiding citizens. Have you ever noticed a home owner who allows his trash to pile 
up & up.  Pretty soon it becomes uncontrollable.  Same thing with crime, the
more trash that moves into Pike County, so goes our crime rate. 

Thanks to our leaders we are becoming the same as fore mentioned counties.  Our 
sheriff should be allowed to have a deputy force that is large enough, and equipped 
well enough to prevent our county from becoming the next crime ridden county & 
protect the rights of the citizens of his county. Look at Spalding County. They have 
about 400 inmates at this time. Why? Mainly drug use and that leads to stealing & 
worse crimes.  

The citizens of Pike should join together & form a citizen task force to attend
county meeting on a regular basics  & demand that our law enforcement of Pike County, 
have the funds necessary to STOP a few that don’t give a flip about anyone & 
anything. We don’t need more government supported citizens in Pike County & section
8 housing. 

Our schools are good at the moment but, just wait 5 years and see if one can still
make this statement.  Our law enforcement deserves the support of its citizens & 
the financial support of our elected officials, just as the schools, courts & other
agencies in Pike County.
  
I am,
Larry Kelley

THE SPHINX—–LET

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The protocol or rules for lowering the flag to half mast for the death of a U.S. Senator is the day of death and one  ( 1 ) day after.  The President has some digression  in when to lower the flag.  Obama was the master, he liked to see America in mourning.

https://www.va.gov/opa/publications/celebrate/halfstaff.pdf

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/06/15/obama-flags-at-half-staff-proclamations/85891870/

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The Editor:  What is let, LL ?

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/let

Verb Cat:  Let’s  clean out the swamp.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/08/23/seamus-bruner-comey-mueller-cash-in-swamp/

Let’s have a workable national policy on recycling.  Make the deposit enough to be worth the effort.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/norway-radical-approach-plastic-pollution-114413288.html

https://www.maine.gov/dep/sustainability/bottlebill/index.html

Let’s all fly United.  Where does the Service Pony sleep ?

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/08/22/United-Airlines-to-be-first-in-US-to-offer-lie-flat-seats-on-737s/1571534951052/?sl=17

Let’s kill the rats in D.C.   Rats need food to survive.  What about cleaning up the rat- hole city ?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/local/rat-calls/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.916e3e5d94f3

I do not know the original author of this letter…but I hope it is read and passed on to everyone on your contact list……..

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You ‘graduated’ high school in 2011.  Your teenage years were a struggle.  You grew up on the wrong side of the tracks.  Your mother was the leader of the family and worked tirelessly to keep a roof over your head and food on your plate.  Academics were a struggle for you and your grades were mediocre at best. The only thing that made you stand out is you weighed 225 lbs and could run 40 yards in 4.2 seconds while carrying a football.  Your best friend was just like you, except he didn’t play football.  Instead of going to football practice after school, he went to work at McDonalds for minimum wage.  You were recruited by all the big colleges and spent every weekend of your senior year making visits to universities where coaches and boosters tried to convince you their school was best.  They laid out the red carpet for you. Your best friend worked double shifts at Mickey D’s.  College was not an option for him.  On the day you signed with Big State University, your best friend signed paperwork with his Army recruiter.  You went to summer workouts.  He went to basic training.
 
You spent the next four years living in the athletic dorm, eating at the training table. You spent your Saturdays on the football field, cheered on by adoring fans.  Tutors attended to your every academic need.  You attended class when you felt like it. Sure, you worked hard.  You lifted weights, ran sprints, studied plays, and soon became one of the top football players in the country.  Your best friend was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. While you were in college, he deployed to Iraq once and Afghanistan twice.  He became a Sergeant and led a squad of 19 year old soldiers who grew up just like he did.  He shed his blood in Afghanistan and watched young American’s give their lives, limbs, and innocence for the USA.
 
You went to the NFL combine and scored off the charts.  You hired an agent and waited for draft day.  You were drafted in the first round and your agent immediately went to work, ensuring that you received the most money possible. You signed for $16 million although you had never played a single down of professional football.  Your best friend re-enlisted in the Army for four more years. As a combat tested sergeant, he will be paid $32,000 per year.
 
You will drive a Ferrari on the streets of South Beach.  He will ride in the back of a Blackhawk helicopter with 10 other combat loaded soldiers.  You will sleep at the Ritz.  He will dig a hole in the ground and try to sleep.  You will “make it rain” in the club.  He will pray for rain as the temperature reaches 120 degrees.
 
On Sunday, you will run into a stadium as tens of thousands of fans cheer and yell your name.  For your best friend, there is little difference between Sunday and any other day of the week.  There are no adoring fans.  There are only people trying to kill him and his soldiers. Every now and then, he and his soldiers leave the front lines and “go to the rear” to rest.  He might be lucky enough to catch an NFL game on TV.  When the National Anthem plays and you take a knee, he will jump to his feet and salute the television.  While you protest the unfairness of life in the United States, he will give thanks to God that he has the honor of defending his great country.
 
To the players of the NFL:  We are the people who buy your tickets, watch you on TV, and wear your jerseys.  We anxiously wait for Sundays so we can cheer for you and marvel at your athleticism. Although we love to watch you play, we care little about your opinions until you offend us. You have the absolute right to express yourselves, but we have the absolute right to boycott you.  We have tolerated your drug use and DUIs, your domestic violence, and your vulgar displays of wealth.  We should be ashamed for putting our admiration of your physical skills before what is morally right.  But now you have gone too far. You have insulted our flag, our country, our soldiers, our police officers, and our veterans. You are living the American dream, yet you disparage our great country.  I encourage all like minded Americans to boycott the NFL.
 
National boycott of the NFL for Sunday November 11th, Veterans Day Weekend (observed Mon Nov 12). Boycott all football telecast, all fans, all ticket holders, stay away from attending any games, let them play to empty stadiums. Pass this post along to all your friends and family. Honor our military, some of whom come home with the American Flag draped over their coffin.
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