Sunday, July 23, 2017

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Flip Wilson (Dec. 8, 1933 to Nov. 25, 1998), was perhaps the best of the Black Comedians, he was amongst the best of the Comedians, and had a wildly-popular show on NBC, from 1970 to 1974, reaching 2nd-highest rated on TV.  In his skits playing "Geraldine", he's now remembered as "her" trademark being "What you see is what you get", well, it wasn't that at all (why would it be, not funny), what "she" actually said, while, say, flouncing down the stairs was "What you see is a lot more than what you're going to get".  Not some one who took himself overly-seriously, he was playing cards with these guys, with Flip's bid being  ...One Spade...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ...He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

good talk

Now, so far as double D's, this wasn't the SD paper talking about some local guy, he was based in St. Louis and had a big national reputation, that wall would know more about doing good investments than him.  Jimmy Swaggart is still on TV, he'd be so full of the Spirit, that he'd preach 4 hours without notes.  The Emperor Commodus began persecuting the Christians of Alexandria after hearing that they had laughed at him

Saturday, July 15, 2017

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See My Blogs for June 21, 2015, Oct. 8, 2015, March 24, 2016, and Dec. 21, 2016, on the "Consumer Financial Protection Bureau".  See the editorial in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, for July 12, 2017, "Arbitration dispute"  ...While arguing that "everyone has a right to their day in court" sounds persuasive, arbitration can be a reasonable tool for dispute resolution, speeding the process and lowering costs for all involved ... ...In fact, Mr. Cordray's diktat is a sop to the trial lawyers, a key Democratic constituency that contributes millions to the party's coffers ... "This bureaucratic rule will harm American consumers but thrill class-action lawyers",  noted Rep. Jeb Hensarling, the Texas Republican who chairs the House Financial Services Committee...  Why is it that I would be expected to take-on Citibank and MasterCard, who have ripped-me off for multi-thousands of dollars, on my own, instead of seeking and finding redress through the Federal Branch of the U.S. Government per the U.S. Constitution?  And it's not just me, but hundreds of thousands of Senior Citizens, Obama is gone, time to get this going

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I was once in San Diego, reading their newspaper, the "Union-Tribune", I turned to the business-section and saw a big picture of someone I had known well and long.  It was the same as turning to the business-section, and seeing a big picture of Donald Duck, with an accompanying-article saying that he knew a lot about investments.  He and I had been involved in a Futures operation, and the last I had seen him in the flesh, he was so on the downslide, that I had wondered, ha, ha, if he was dead.  As long as he has a moving-mouth, he'll hang in there, you don't sell the steak, you sell the gristle.  Scott is going to San Diego, where he's from, for a week.  Supposedly, amongst others, he'll be seeing Joe.  Friends since 7th Grade, 9 years ago, Joe was living in Scott's house in Las Vegas, but they had a disagreement, and layed hands on each other.  In such instance, there is no friendship, and you go separate ways.  But just recently, Joe reached-out to Scott, and they'll be seeing each other yet again (can't we all just get along?).  I don't know why I'm weighing-in, it's no concern of mine

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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The 24 Hour Fitness SuperSport at 5035 W. Tropicana in Las Vegas, is a refuge for big drug-dealers and pimps, they're allowed to use the facility as their safe-harbor.  On an upbeat athletic-note, yesterday, I took-in the NBA Summer League, I saw 16 teams play, yeah.  The Thomas-Mack seats 19 thou, while across the hall is Cox Arena, which seats 5 thou, and seeing a game there, you're really on top of things.  A game begins in Cox, while a game begins in the T-M, a half-hour later, 4 games in each.  When a game ends, the next 2 teams rush-out.  I'd see a half in Cox, then a short-walk across the hall to see a half, I was there from 1 to 9:30 P.M., I had no food, I hope to soon recover.  The teams are young guys, with brief or no NBA experience, there's the prized-rookies, but most are hungry-fellows trying to win a job, some will.  The caliber of ball is very-high, just to be allowed to go-out for an NBA team, you have to be very-good.  De'Aaron Fox showed-us why he was the 5th pick in the recent NBA Draft, and I'm telling-you that D.J. Wilson, "21", 6'10" and 240 lbs., who only started one year at Michigan, is an absolute-steal for the Milwaukee Bucks as the 17th pick, he shoots 3's, he handles the ball-well, I wish the Cavs had him.  There's a lot of former players in attendance, you see many very-tall guys in their 40's and 50's, all looking pretty-good having kept themselves-up, the tickets are all general admission, grab a seat where you can, $33                                        

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I'm at the Flamingo Library in Las Vegas, which is very-nice, physically.  But the Staff allows people to yell, use bad language, the Homeless wheel large-carts in filled with their worldly-possessions, a lot of normal-people won't come here, which is supposed to be a source of information in pleasant-surroundings.  And they have ample Security Guards, some of whom wear a Glock 9 mm., they just walk-around.  San Diego has cleaned-up their public libraries, with no one allowed to bring in a bag over a certain small-size, going to the library should be an enjoyable-experience for everyone