Today's Tids Issue 3,830
You won’t find me commenting on all of the innuendo surrounding the alleged Russia connection until I see some facts.
Self-driving cars will never work until they are reprogramed for irrational thinking to match the habits of human drivers.
The recent Health Care bill fiasco proves once again that passing bills primarily to meet campaign promise objectives is a bad idea. ACA was the same, although Obama’s failed about 7 times before passage. And, it was still too fast.
Chuck Schumer has always appeared to be a little irrational to this old Repub, but last night he truly went over the edge. For no reason at all he stood up in a posh East Side NY restaurant yelling to a diner minding her own business enjoying a comfortable meal with her husband, “She voted for Trump”. The crowd was aghast. The diner happened to be the wife of big time Dem Joe Califano and daughter of CBS Founder William Paley. The couple got up and left only to be followed by the irrational lawmaker who continued shouting on the street “Trump is a liar, Trump…”. Mrs. Paley shocked by the surprise and rudeness of the Senator said she couldn’t think fast enough for some rejoinders about his pal Hillary. Remember a couple of Tids ago when we reported on a supposed new Dem strategy gaining life beneath the surface calling for a no holds barred Hate Trump Voters, even among friends. Is Schumer the leader of hate now?
What is a “Waymo”?
--Dow Starts Day On Path to 9th Consecutive Down Day; Flips To Positive Territory Mid Morning After Positive CC Report; Oil Prices Up; Housing Prices Up.
--Consumer Confidence Hits 16 Year High; Highest Since December 2000.
--Cyclone Debbie’s 163mph Winds Rip Through Australia.
--Trump To Sign Order Eliminating Obama Climate Orders.
--Nunes Says He Has No Intention Of Stepping Aside To Appease Dem Grandstanding; Today’s Scheduled Committee Meeting Cancelled Due To Continuing Dem Outrage.
--Women’s NCAA Final Fur: UConn Versus Miss State; South Carolina Versus Stanford; Auriemma Passes Pat Summit As All Time Tournament Victory Leader..
--Ford Investing $1.2 Billion To Modernize Three Detroit Manufacturing Facilities.
--China Company Takes 5% Stake In Tesla.
--Uber Pulling Out Of Denmark After Country Passes New “Taxi “ Law.
I think what bothers me most in this new world of techno-living is the casual use of the word H-a-t-e.
Alaska’s coastline is longer than all of the other 49 states combined.
Flaps were up at United Airlines, and it is all because of the over sensationalism caused by social networking. You may have heard about the dress code flap by now. It was about essentially nothing. A family was flying a for free on a Company employee pass which carries with it a dress code, simply because company pass flyers are representing the company. Period. Everything was cool and progressing. Unfortunately, their was a snoopy social networker hanging around the gate eavesdropping as the attendant explained the process. She immediately tweeted or texted or Snap-chatted her un-factual outrage which caught fire among all others who also had no idea of the fasts. Something has just got to give on tis inane mass delivery of information. It seems mainly about the opinions of the uniformed or misinformed. Stop the Tids, I want to get off!
I have never eaten Tilapia and probably never will. It just doesn’t fit my provincial definition of fish.
Did you know that there is a good chance that Tilapia was the fish served in that famous sermon on the mount event near the Sea of Galilee. There is even a better chance that it was a tilapia that was the fish Saint Peter caught with a coin in its mouth – Gospel of Matthew. Biblical or not it is the 3rd-4th most consumed fish in America, and China is making big bucks now raising it in freshwater farms. And all this time I thought it was a newly invented fish created in a laboratory somewhere. I’ve got to get out and become more familiar with the world.
In more than half the USA States the highest paid Public employee is the football coach, or as it is in RI, the Basketball coach.
Uber has made a lot of money by not playing on the same field as the taxis. Is the new Danish “Taxi” law the first of many that could change the dynamics of the App-Ride company. Taxi companies could easily add an App hailing surface. All they need to compete on the same field is for new rules that would change Uber’s cost structure to theirs.
There is a line of new healthy Chips out there including a “Spinach & Kale” Chip, A tangy “Radish” Chip, A “Beet” Chip and a “Jalapeno” Chip. I’ll take Maine Potato chips as my favorite natural vegetable chips.
There’s a pretty successful company out there called “Gramercy Protocol”. It teaches manners to employees of corporations. Maybe they need a High school Branch…and a Chuck Schumer division. The company is classified an Etiquette Consulting Company and the founder Lena Koropey’s background covers everything from Swiss Finishing school to Fashion Design at Parsons to Rutgers Undergrad to MBA Cum Laudo from the business school Lausanne, just in case you are plotting an educational path for grandchildren.
Johnny Rotten likes the idea that Trump terrifies politicians.
Major League Baseball has made a deal with Nathan’s Hot dogs. That is a travesty. MOB is assuming that Nathans of greater NYC will meet the taste demands of fans from Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas and LA. What will happen up here with Fenway Franks? This is a classic example of culture deteriorates when you allow big government one size first all policies. Another reason to move to states rights. This is near criminal forcing one croups tastes onto another. Let’s tweet out a controversy on this one!
And I thought Chuck Schumer was going to be better than Harry Reed.
Happiness comes from what you don’t know. Yesterday a comfortable senior learned that lesson. Our Do Anything for Publicity Senator Sheldon Whitehouse delivered “Meals on Wheels” accompanied by a barrage of aides and media with cameras. At one house, he informed the recipient that Meals and Wheels may be disbanded. Her astonished reaction, “They’re eliminating Meals on Wheels, What am I going to do?” It was the first she had heard of it, and now the poor women is going to sit and worry because of a Politicians publicity stump. And the chances are it will never happen! “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you,” the words, according to RR, that no citizen should ever want to hear.
One way for humans to combat the rise of robots is to join them. And Elon Musk may have an answer, which by the way would have me running for the exits. He is investing in a new company called Neuralink, which is developing technology to implant AI interfaces in Human brains. Yikes!. Humans could talk to machines. Wives could program husbands. And you can just imagine other devious uses of the system. Get me outta here. Calling Doctor Kevorkian.
BTW, Ford investing $1.2 Billion in Detroit plants only means they are automating so they can compete with cars made in Mexico.
The Parking Lot: Chapter 84 continues…
Martha ran out to the front yard where she saw Noah up by the big bar.
He had turned at the first Noah and by ten second he was running towards her. He knew his wife so well. He could tell something was wrong, and not just a little wrong.
By the time he reached her, she was already turning to reenter the house. “We’ve” been robbed, Noah.”
Martha was bending over picking up papers when he entered. “What did they get,” he yelled.
“I don’t know yet, but they didn’t get the family seal. That is safe.”
“That is very good. But, the papers! There is some stuff in the papers that could affect our relations with the Howlands and our son John’s wife.”
“That’s why I’m looking so panicked. Dad wrote down my mother’s confession and for some reason I decided to keep it.” She plopped herself on to the floor in the middle of the strewn papers. “I knew I should have burned it.” She shook her head, “but somehow, Noah, it was an emotional tie to my mother. Her courage.”
The Waymo is the name of the experimental Alphabet (Google) self-driving car. It’s waymo better than people driving cars.
On these days when I read of incomprehensible activities within the modern culture, among people and public officials, I retreat to my former self as a Druid. There may have been no running water, but I was in control.