Archive | January 24, 2019

The cost of beer….

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A conversation between a man and woman. Please note that she asks five or six questions which he answered quite simply, but then she is speechless after he ask only one simple question. l bet this happens more often than not:

Woman: Do you drink beer?

Man: Yes

Woman: How many beers a day?

Man: Usually about three

Woman: How much do you pay per beer?

Man: $5.00 which includes a tip (this is where it gets scary!)

Woman: And how long have you been drinking?

Man: About 20 years, I suppose

Woman: So a beer costs $5 and you have three beers a day which puts your spending each month at $450. In one year, it would be approximately  $5400 correct?

Man: Correct

Woman: If in 1 year you spend $5400, not accounting for inflation, the past 20 years puts your spending at $108,000 correct?

Man: Correct

Woman: Do you know that if you didn’t drink so much beer, that money could have been put in a step-up interest savings account and after accounting for compound interest for the past 20 years, you could have now bought an airplane?

Man: Do you drink beer?

Woman: No.

Man: Where is your airplane?

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Dust It Off…..

In her book The Quarry, Mildred Walker wrote this: A kind of wonder fills us at the way things turn out. Such a little part of your life you spend making decisions and doing things, and the rest of your life you spend remembering the first part.

I am no longer a young woman. My children are adults and I have four beautiful grandchildren. I do some part-time writing. I read books and I grow geraniums in the spring and summer. I spend time with my husband of 45 years.

And I spend much of my time remembering.

David wrote in Psalm 16:6 the words of today’s verse. Another version translates it this way: The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.

We know David had neither a perfect nor a trouble-free existence. For years he ran for his life from jealous King Saul. His immoral relationship with Bathsheba, another man’s wife, brought tragedies on his family. One of his sons killed his half-brother and even tried to weasel the throne away from his father. David was not the perfect parent.

Yet Acts 13:22 tells us God’s opinion of his servant David: I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will. I am thankful God remembers that we (David, you and I) are dust, and He loves us anyway.

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THE SPHINX—I GUESS

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown/trump-delays-state-of-the-union-address-until-shutdown-ends-idUSKCN1PH14I

This might be good news, until they work behind locked doors, and you need a court order to see what is going on.

https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2019/01/zap-how-electric-therapy-curing-navy-seals-ptsd-and-could-remake-brain-science/154301/?oref=d-topstory

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The Editor:  For some of our stoned loyal readers what does I guess mean, LL ?

Ambiguous Cat:  It means, I think it is OK.   I guess any improvement on toxic chemicals is fine.  Maybe the people who make the ink will live longer and not have to pour the toxic left overs down the drain.  I hope the electronic receipts are in Spanish.

https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/01/08/paper-receipts-wasteful-new-ca-bill/

http://www.mysuncoast.com/2019/01/08/lawmaker-wants-get-rid-paper-receipts-california/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_receipt

Here is some, for sure, good news.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190116130820.htm

I don’t see why a Republican Congress and President would approve any extraordinary projects for the heavily Progressive infested North East corridor—see Kavanaugh and State Of The Union blackmail.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-amtrak/amtrak-works-to-modernize-speed-up-trains-in-busiest-u-s-rail-corridor-idUSKCN1P52JP

I guess the major breweries couldn’t foresee legal marijuana having an effect on business.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/americans-are-drinking-less-alcohol-11547733600

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