Today's Tids Issue 3,910
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One of life’s little treasures is realizing that somewhere out there someone is thinking of you.
That is certainly a great feeling of comfort, as long it isn’t somebody thinking of stealing your identity.
Applying technology just because we can, is potentially a growing problem in this world of ours. I truly abhor that idea of implanting identification microchips in employees, as a Wisconsin company announced a day or so ago. While voluntary, many people opted in. Maybe I’m weird.
Retired older people are pretty smart when it comes to getting the most out of money while continuing to live pleasant lives. Name the three states that all of a sudden have that retirees are flocking to them. Bonus: What are today the three main considerations when picking a place for retirement.
--Wall Street Opens Strong As Good Earnings Combine With Positive Projections To Show Future Growth; New Home Sales Rise Again; Wal-Mart Announces Manufacturing Operation that Could Create 1.5 Million New Jobs; Amazon To Add 50,000 Workers Nationwide; Ford And Boeing Optimistic For Remaining 2017.
--Trump Announces Ban On Transgenders In Military.
--Russians Sends Out Warning After House Votes For Tough Sanctions Against Russia, Iran And North Korea.
--Iran Prepping For New Space launch.
--Munchen IN Session With Congress On Budget.
--Senate Rescinds Subpoena For Manafort After He Delivers Documents.
--Sessions To Announce Probe Into Constant Leaking Problem.
--Early Voting In Senate Indicates Hard Road Ahead For Passage Of new Healthcare Act.
Why would anybody want to work for Trump after the disloyalty and public embarrassment shown in the Sessions’ affair? Disturbing. Very disturbing.
A headline read that 90% of football players are shown to have had died from CTE. Scary, indeed. But on further reading it turns out that the information based on a small very specific sample of those whose relatives had offered brains for research, because the person died from after exhibiting brain injury symptoms. The further reporting of this study after the misleading headline says that it is quite possible that other factors of life style like drinking or drugs could have contributed to the CTE appearing results. Isn’t it a shame they have to announce what actually could be solid preliminary research with such a sensationalized headline? What it really should have said was that football player who died of CTE appearing symptoms, did.
I have to say that I didn’t have any super favorites in last night’s America’s Got Talent episode, so I wasn’t disappointed with any of the results. The songwriter singer Chase Goehring was remarkable, even though it was not my kind of music. Definitely a real talent who could go a long way. There were way too many singers. I was pleased that the emotional effort of Evie Clair made it. Loud singer Yoli Mayor was also good, but not as good to me as the judges implied. I thought the judges may have picked Sammulous for his (Her?) energy and flair. I like Puddles the Sad Clown – a good voice and interesting presentation. While some of the card trick magicians were quite good, there is now after several years a similarity among them all. Colin Cloud, the mentalist magician was a good choice, but I was more fascinated by the performance of Xavier Mortimer. Bro and Sis Junior and Emily are certainly talented dancers, but what they did last night was just short of nowhere. I guess the biggest surprise to me was the selection of the Mirror Image, the energetic twins who are but so-so singers and dancers, but put on a good show. I have not invested my heart in anybody so far.
The new Netflix series Ozark starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney is pretty good, though a little choppy at times. It should hold your interest. The opening will grab you. It’s about a man who appears to be a regular ole’ financial planner who is in fact a money launderer for the Mexican cartel. The tale is about his trying to protect his family from death from the cartel, small town gang extortionist and petty thieves.
In case he wasn’t told, The Attorney General is not the White House lawyer.
This morning I awoke telling myself that this would surely be a leisurely day after two previous hectic mornings. Judging by what I see above, my brain defiantly took a nap.
Did you ever sit quietly on a stone wall at the edge of a broad green field, and hear nothing but the soothing coo’s of a graceful mourning dove, and think – this world is just about perfect.
No, it isn’t Florida and Arizona any longer. The new retirees have other objectives giving us a surprising Top 3: They are New Hampshire, Colorado and Maine! Bonus: The reason for the change -- It used to be sunshine and beaches, but today oldsters are looking for low cost of living, good accessible health care and low crime.
Say hi to a camel today. They would appreciate it.