Today's Tids Issue 3.184
What is perfection anyhow? A perfect day of sunshine and cool dry air sounds great, but it doesn’t change the suffering of all those fighting human battles. We never know, do we, as we thread our way through our days that look so perfect, what may be happening to a neighbor, a friend, a relative. So while the sun may beckon you to special day, a small prayer will help make it special for others.
In my continuing quest to improve my retirement plan, I have been out and around looking for significant relatives. Last weekend I found a magnificent boat builder called Hunt Yachts. I like boats. I love the roaring seas…so I’m thinking maybe there’s some DNA connection there. But as I looked around their display at the huge Newport Boat show a couple of days ago, saw no boats that looked like me. Check out the blog site for some pics of the popular Hunt boats. I’ll do anything to help out a possible relative. I am that petty. http://worldviewetc.blogspot.com
The weather people gloat while forecasting these so called perfect days, forgetting that what we really need is a lot of rain. I see our happy faced forecasters preceding the dire news reports of wildfires in the west who need anything but another sunny, dry, hot day. As my sister might exclaim, as she often does with so much of the current irrationality -- “It makes me scream!”
How many intelligence agencies are there in the US Government? Name 7.
--Australia Disrupts A Large In-Country ISIS Plot To Kidnap And Behead Australia Citizens.
--Local Newport resident mat Franco Wins A Million As AGT Top talent; Beats Out Powerful Singer Emily West, Super Kid Quintavious And The Unbelievably Amazing AcroArmy.
--Fed Keeps Rates Low; It Can’t Last Forever.
--Scotland Votes; Expected To Be Very Close.
--Another NFL Player Arrested For Spouse Abuse; Cardinal Running Back Jonathon Dwyer latest On List Of Infamy.
California Wildfires continue To accelerate, destroy Homes.
--“O” And Ukraine Prez To Meet At White House.
Have you noticed that President Obama tends to tell lies to the American people and the truth to the enemies of the American people – like “I have no strategy to fight”; “I won’t put troops on the ground to fight you”. “(Don’t waste your time and ammo fighting now) because I will pull out all troops by March.” Why do our enemies need counterintelligence when you have a president like The 0-Man.
Maybe “Lie” is too harsh a word. Fibs, yes fibs is more dignified for a President. The fabulous fibber!
The Tids Sports Pickers, normally starting off wth one or two missies is 8-8 for the second week. But, looking around I see the schedules are tougher and tougher. For this week, who woulda thunk that Buffalo versus the team that beat Seattle last week, San Diego, would be a premiere game of the week, along with Denver-Seattle, Cleveland Balt, the surprising Houston vs. Giants, GB-Detroit or SF-Arizona. I’m picking San Diego, Seattle to bounce back and smother Peyton, Cleveland, and I’m thinking that Houston with Watts will continue against a Giants still finding their way, and SF will come back.. There are many other posers again this week, and in those I’m picking GB over Det, Chi to get 1st win over Jets, Carolina over Pitt, Philly over Wash and KC over Miami. The so-called easier winners should be the NE Pats, Atlanta, NO, Dallas and Cinn,
The National Bookies in addition to injury reports now have to look at player thuggery suspensions before final game-time odds.
Every morning I get this email, “More evidence of the big crash just around the corner. It’s like getting that “check engine” light on and hoping it is just a light bulb malfunction. I just cover it up with electrical tap and go on my was. Can you cover up a stock crash with electrical tape?
I see where Our “Commander In Chief” is micromanageing the Syria Air Efforts. Yup. It has been acknowledged that all air strikes must be personally approved by our war hardened hero in the White House. That should work. Sure.
From what I hear, the Scots for Independence want to establish a Greece style government with the people getting more “free” money for less work, eventually super high inflation to pay for it, leading to the big bail out by the countries actually contributing something to the world. The biggest part of the “Yes” vote are not real Scots but Asian and other immigrant blocs. Although, it is known that Scots do like the progressive side of politics.
There are 17, count em’, 17 USA intelligence agencies. I may have answered the CIA and Defense Department Intelligence and the FBI. Here’s the list: 1. Independent Agencies – CIA, ODN (Office of Director of National Intelligence). 2. US Dept of Energy – OICI (Office of Intell and Counter Intel). 3. US Dept Homeland Security – I&A (Office of Intelligence and Analysis, CGI (Coast Guard Intel). 4. US Dept of State – INR (Bureau of Intelligence and Research). 5. US Dept of Treasury – TFI (Office of terrorism and Financial Intell). 6. US Dept of Defense -- DIA (Defense Intell Agency), NSA (National Security Agency), NGA (National Geospatial Intel Agcy), NRO (National Reconnaissance Office), AFISRA (Air Force Intell, Surveillance and Recon Agency), NASIC (National Air and Space Intel center), INSCOM (US Army Intel and Security command), NGIC (National Ground Intel Center), MCIA (Marine Corps Intel Agy), ONI (Office of Naval Intel). 7. US Dept of Justice – FBI, DEA/ONSI (Drug Enforcement Admin, Office of National Security Intelligence). Did you ever think that the USA had so much intelligence? Feeling safer?
Have to run. A series of early morning events have eaten into Tids Time.