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Yesterday, 7:05 amWhat Is The Goal On This??
Do they really believe, they shouldn't pay traffic fines, or have car insurance?
Yesterday, 6:48 amTrolls Take A Lesson
This is the way a real human being responds. Someone who knows his responsibilities. Students who have no common sense, they don't teach that in college, especially in California.
November 30, 2014, 5:47 amHave You Seen This
What kind of feeling do you get? The little boy gets your attention and tugs at your heart. No child should ever be afraid.
November 12, 2014, 8:43 amIs It Just Me Or Does Anyone Else , Feel This Way?
Every time, I see Obama in a foreign country, I get nervous. I don't have any faith in him at all, to negotiate in our country's best interest. Since I don't have and never have had any trust in , Chicago politicians. He may try to sell China a part of the U.S, to get rid of some of our debt. It is terrible, when you can't trust your President.
Last Edited: November 12, 2014, 8:43 am
November 9, 2014, 9:28 amSpeedy- Election Results For Ga.
Speedy- where were all those Black voters that you showed and was so happy about??? Looks very Red to me. Maybe those were not voters.
Last Edited: November 9, 2014, 9:28 am
October 20, 2014, 3:30 pmFlorida Early Voting Started Today
Just got back from voting, everything went smooth except when I attempted to enter my ballots in the voting machine. It refuse to accept my ballots. After the fifth time, I asked the helper, was this a Democrat machine? She claimed it was neutral. I turned my ballots upside down and the machine took them. The helper looked at me and replied, you may have been right!!
Republican all the way!!!! Take control of the Senate!!!
September 11, 2014, 2:50 pmPhone Calls Concerning My Computer
In the last week, I have received 3 or 4 phones, telling my computer is not working right. Does anyone else receive these type phone calls?
August 17, 2014, 6:54 amMr Bill Cosby's Pound Cake Speech
It has been ten years , since he gave this speech at the NAACP Awards Ceremony. Has there been any changes or has things improved?
Ladies and gentlemen, I really have to ask you to seriously consider what you've heard, and now this is the
end of the evening so to speak. I heard a prize fight manager say to his fellow who was losing badly, “David,
listen to me. It's not what's he's doing to you. It's what you're not doing. (laughter).
Ladies and gentlemen, these people set, they opened the doors, they gave us the right, and today, ladies and
gentlemen, in our cities and public schools we have fifty percent drop out. In our own neighborhood, we have
men in prison. No longer is a person embarrassed because they're pregnant without a husband. (clapping) No
longer is a boy considered an embarrassment if he tries to run away from being the father of the unmarried
child (clapping). Ladies and gentlemen, the lower economic and lower middle economic people are [not*]
holding their end in this deal. In the neighborhood that most of us grew up in, parenting is not going on.
(clapping) In the old days, you couldn't hooky school because every drawn shade was an eye (laughing). And
before your mother got off the bus and to the house, she knew exactly where you had gone, who had gone into
the house, and where you got on whatever you had one and where you got it from. Parents don't know that
today. I'm talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit. Where were
you when he was two? (clapping) Where were you when he was twelve? (clapping) Where were you when he
was eighteen, and how come you don't know he had a pistol? (clapping) And where is his father, and why don't
you know where he is? And why doesn't the father show up to talk to this boy? The church is only open on
Sunday. And you can't keep asking Jesus to ask doing things for you (clapping). You can't keep asking that God
will find a way. God is tired of you (clapping and laughing). God was there when they won all those cases. 50 in
a row. That's where God was because these people were doing something. And God said, “I'm going to find a
way.” I wasn't there when God said it... I'm making this up (laughter). But it sounds like what God would do
(laughter). We cannot blame white people. White people (clapping) .. white people don't live over there. They
close up the shop early. The Korean ones still don't know us as well...they stay open 24 hours (laughter). I'm
looking and I see a man named Kenneth Clark. He and his wife Mamie...Kenneth's still alive. I have to apologize
to him for these people because Kenneth said it straight. He said you have to strengthen yourselves...and
we've got to have that black doll. And everybody said it. Julian Bond said it. Dick Gregory said it. All these
lawyers said it. And you wouldn't know that anybody had done a <snip>ed thing. 50 percent drop out rate, I'm
telling you, and people in jail, and women having children by five, six different men. Under what excuse, I want
somebody to love me, and as soon as you have it, you forget to parent. Grandmother, mother, and great
grandmother in the same room, raising children, and the child knows nothing about love or respect of any one
of the three of them (clapping). All this child knows is “gimme, gimme, gimme.” These people want to buy the
friendship of a child....and the child couldn't care less. Those of us sitting out here who have gone on to some
college or whatever we've done, we still fear our parents (clapping and laughter). And these people are not
parenting. They're buying things for the kid. $500 sneakers, for what? They won't buy or spend $250 on
Hooked on Phonics. (clapping) Kenneth Clark, somewhere in his home in upstate New York...just looking ahead.
Thank God, he doesn't know what's going on, thank God. But these people, the ones up here in the balcony
fought so hard. Looking at the incarcerated, these are not political criminals. These are people going around
stealing Coca Cola. People getting shot in the back of the head over a piece of pound cake! Then we all run out
and are outraged, “The cops shouldn't have shot him” What the hell was he doing with the pound cake in his
hand? (laughter and clapping). I wanted a piece of pound cake just as bad as anybody else (laughter) And I
looked at it and I had no money. And something called parenting said if get caught with it you're going to
embarrass your mother. Not you're going to get your butt kicked. No. You're going to embarrass your mother.
You're going to embarrass your family. If knock that girl up, you're going to have to run away because it's
going to be too embarrassing for your family. In the old days, a girl getting pregnant had to go down South,
and then her mother would go down to get her. But the mother had the baby. I said the mother had the baby.
The girl didn't have a baby. The mother had the baby in two weeks. (laughter) We are not parenting. Ladies
and gentlemen, listen to these people, they are showing you what's wrong. People putting their clothes on
backwards. Isn't that a sign of something going on wrong? (laughter) Are you not paying attention, people
with their hat on backwards, pants down around the crack. Isn't that a sign of something, or are you waiting
for Jesus to pull his pants up (laughter and clapping ). Isn't it a sign of something when she's got her dress all
the way up to the crack...and got all kinds of needles and things going through her body. What part of Africa did
this come from? (laughter). We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans, they don't know a <snip>ed
thing about Africa. With names like Shaniqua, Shaligua, Mohammed and all that crap and all of them are in jail.
(When we give these kinds names to our children, we give them the strength and inspiration in the meaning of
those names. What's the point of giving them strong names if there is not parenting and values backing it up).
Brown Versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person's problem. We've got to take the
neighborhood back (clapping). We've got to go in there. Just forget telling your child to go to the Peace Corps.
It's right around the corner. (laughter) It's standing on the corner. It can't speak English. It doesn't want to
speak English. I can't even talk the way these people talk. “Why you ain't where you is go, ra,” I don't know
who these people are. And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk (laughter). Then I heard the father
talk. This is all in the house. You used to talk a certain way on the corner and you got into the house and
switched to English. Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can't
land a plane with “why you ain't...” You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth.
There is no Bible that has that kind of language. Where did these people get the idea that they're moving
ahead on this. Well, they know they're not, they're just hanging out in the same place, five or six generations
sitting in the projects when you're just supposed to stay there long enough to get a job and move out. Now
look, I'm telling you. It's not what they're doing to us. It's what we're not doing. 50 percent drop out. Look,
we're raising our own ingrown immigrants. These people are fighting hard to be ignorant. There's no English
being spoken, and they're walking and they're angry. Oh God, they're angry and they have pistols and they
shoot and they do stupid things. And after they kill somebody, they don't have a plan. Just murder somebody.
Boom. Over what? A pizza? And then run to the poor cousin's house. They sit there and the cousin says “what
are you doing here?” “I just killed somebody, man.” “What?” “I just killed somebody, I've got to stay here.”
“No, you don't.” “Well, give me some money, I'll go...” “Where are you going?” “North Carolina.” Everybody
wanted to go to North Carolina. But the police know where you're going because your cousin has a record.
Five or six different children, same woman, eight, ten different husbands or whatever, pretty soon you're going
to have to have DNA cards so you can tell who you're making love to. You don't who this is. It might be your
grandmother. (laughter) I'm telling you, they're young enough. Hey, you have a baby when you're twelve.
Your baby turns thirteen and has a baby, how old are you? Huh? Grandmother. By the time you're twelve, you
could have sex with your grandmother, you keep those numbers coming. I'm just predicting.
I'm saying Brown Vs. Board of Education. We've got to hit the streets, ladies and gentlemen. I'm winding up,
now , no more applause. I'm saying, look at the Black Muslims. There are Black Muslims standing on the street
corners and they say so forth and so on, and we'rere laughing at them because they have bean pies and all
that, but you don't read “Black Muslim gunned down while chastising drug dealer.” You don't read that. They
don't shoot down Black Muslims. You understand me. Muslims tell you to get out of the neighborhood. When
you want to clear your neighborhood out, first thing you do is go get the Black Muslims, bean pies and all
(laughter). And your neighborhood is then clear. The police can't do it .
I'm telling you Christians, what's wrong with you? Why can't you hit the streets? Why can't you clean it out
yourselves? It's our time now, ladies and gentlemen. It is our time (clapping). And I've got good news for you.
It's not about money. It's about you doing something ordinarily that we do, get in somebody else's business.
It's time for you to not accept the language that these people are speaking, which will take them nowhere.
What the hell good is Brown V. Board of Education if nobody wants it? What is it with young girls getting after
some girl who wants to still remain a virgin. Who are these sick black people and where did they come from and
why haven't they been parented to shut up? To go up to girls and try to get a club where “you are nobody..,”
this is a sickness ladies and gentlemen and we are not paying attention to these children. These are children.
They don't know anything. They don't have anything. They're homeless people. All they know how to do is beg.
And you give it to them, trying to win their friendship. And what are they good for? And then they stand there
in an orange suit and you drop to your knees, “(crying sound) He didn't do anything, he didn't do anything.”
Yes, he did do it. And you need to have an orange suit on too (laughter, clapping). So, ladies and gentlemen, I
want to thank you for the award (big laughter) and giving me an opportunity to speak because, I mean, this is
the future, and all of these people who lined up and done..they've got to be wondering what the hell happened.
Brown V. Board of Education, these people who marched and were hit in the face with rocks and punched in the
face to get an education and we got these knuckleheads walking around who don't want to learn English
(clapping) I know that you all know it. I just want to get you as angry that you ought to be. When you walk
around the neighborhood and you see this stuff, that stuff's not funny. These people are not funny anymore.
And that 's not brother. And that's not my sister. They're faking and they're dragging me way down because
the state, the city and all these people have to pick up the tab on them because they don't want to accept that
they have to study to get an education. We have to begin to build in the neighborhood, have restaurants, have
cleaners, have pharmacies, have real estate, have medical buildings instead of trying to rob them all. And so,
ladies and gentlemen, please, Dorothy Height, where ever she's sitting, she didn't do all that stuff so that she
could hear somebody say “I can't stand algebra, I can't stand...and “what you is.” It's horrible. Basketball
players, multimillionaires can't write a paragraph. Football players, multimillionaires, can't read. Yes.
Multimillionaires. Well, Brown V Board of Education, where are we today? It's there. They paved the way. What
did we do with it. The white man, he's laughing, got to be laughing. 50 percent drop out, rest of them in prison.
You got to tell me that if there was parenting, help me, if there was parenting, he wouldn't have picked up the
Coca Cola bottle and walked out with it to get shot in the back of the head. He wouldn't have. Not if he loved
his parents. And not if they were parenting! Not if the father would come home. Not if the boy hadn't dropped
the sperm cell inside of the girl and the girl had said, “No, you have to come back here and be the father of this
child.” Not ..“I don't have to.” Therefore, you have the pile up of these sweet beautiful things born by nature
raised by no one. Give them presents. You're raising pimps. That's what a pimp is. A pimp will act nasty to you
so you have to go out and get them something. And then you bring it back and maybe he or she hugs you. And
that's why pimp is so famous. They've got a drink called the “Pimp-something.” You all wonder what that's
about, don't you? Well, you're probably going to let Jesus figure it out for you (laughter). Well, I've got
something to tell you about Jesus. When you go to the church, look at the stained glass things of Jesus. Look
at them. Is Jesus smiling? Not in one picture. So, tell your friends. Let's try to do something. Let's try to make
Jesus smile. Let's start parenting. Thank you, thank you (clapping, cheers)
August 11, 2014, 5:08 amWell, It Just Happen That Way
I received this in a email from a friend, have no idea where it came from or the author.
What Do You Think?
I think Conspiracy !!!!
None of these coincidences, by themselves, may mean much. But taken as a
whole it is almost impossible to believe they were all the result of
Consider the Obama-related coincidences:
Obama just happened to know 60s far-left radical revolutionary William
Ayers, whose father just happened to be Thomas Ayers, who just happened to
be a close friend of Obama's communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who
just happened to work at the communist-sympathizing Chicago Defender with
Vernon Jarrett, who just happened to later become the father-in-law of
Iranian-born leftist Valerie Jarrett, who Obama just happened to choose as
his closest White House advisor, and who just happened to have been CEO of
Habitat Company, which just happened to manage public housing in Chicago,
which just happened to get millions of dollars from the Illinois state
legislature, and which just happened not to properly maintain the
housing which eventually just happened to require demolition.
Valerie Jarrett also just happened to work for the city of Chicago, and
just happened to hire Michelle LaVaughan Robinson (later Obama), who just
happened to have worked at the Sidley Austin law firm, where former
fugitive from the FBI Bernardine Dohrn also just happened to work, and
where Barack Obama just happened to get a summer job.
Bernardine Dohrn just happened to be married to William Ayers, with whom
she just happened to have hidden from the FBI at a San Francisco marina,
along with Donald Warden, who just happened to change his name to Khalid
al-Mansour, and Warden/al-Mansour just happened to be a mentor of Black
Panther Party founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale and a close associate
of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and al-Mansour just happened to
be financial adviser to a Saudi Prince, who just happened to donate cash
to Harvard, for which Obama just happened to get a critical letter of
recommendation from Percy Sutton, who just happened to have been the
attorney for Malcolm X, who just happened to know Kenyan politician Tom
Mboya, who just happened to be a close friend of Barack Hussein Obama,
Sr., who just happened to meet Malcolm X when he traveled to Kenya.
Obama, Sr. just happened to have his education at the University of Hawaii
paid for by the Laubach Literacy Institute, which just happened to have
been supported byElizabeth Mooney Kirk, who just happened to be a friend
of Malcolm X, who just happened to have been associated with the Nation of
Islam, which was later headed byLouis Farrakhan, who just happens to live
very close to Obama's Chicago mansion, which also just happens to be
located very close to the residence of William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn,
who just happen to have been occasional baby-sitters for Malia and Natasha
Obama, whose parents just happen not to mind exposing their daughters to
After attending Occidental College and Columbia University, where he just
happened to have foreign Muslim roommates, Obama moved to Chicago to work
for the Industrial Areas Foundation, an organization that just happened to
have been founded by Marxist and radical agitator,"Saul the Red�"
Alinsky, author of Rules for Radicals, who just happened to be the topic
of Hillary Rodham Clinton's thesis at Wellesley College, and Obama's
$25,000 salary at IAF just happened to be funded by a grant from the Woods
Fund, which was founded by the Woods family, whose Sahara Coal company
just happened to provide coal to Commonwealth Edison, whose CEO just
happened to be Thomas Ayers, whose son William Ayers just happened to
serve on the board of the Woods Fund, along with Obama.
Obama also worked on voter registration drives in Chicago in the 1980s and
just happened to work with leftist political groups like the Democratic
Socialists of America (DSA) and Socialist International (SI), through
which Obama met Carl Davidson, who just happened to travel to Cuba during
the Vietnam War to sabotage the U.S. war effort, and who just happened to
be a former member of the SDS and a member of the Committees of
Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, which just happened to sponsor
a 2002 anti-war rally at which Obama spoke, and which just happened to
have been organized by Marilyn Katz, a former SDS activist and later
public relations consultant who just happened to be a long-time friend of
Obama's political hatchet man, David Axelrod.
Obama joined Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC), whose pastor was
Reverend Jeremiah Wright, a fiery orator who just happened to preach
Marxism and Black Liberation Theology and who delivered anti-white,
anti-Jew, and anti-American sermons, which Obama just happened never to
hear because he just happened to miss church only on the days when Wright
was at his most enthusiastic� and Obama just happened never to
notice that Oprah Winfrey left the church because it was too radical, and
just happened never to notice that the church gave the vile anti-Semitic
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan a lifetime achievement award.
Although no one had ever heard of him at the time, Obama just happened to
receive an impossible-to-believe $125,000 advance to write a book about
race relations, which he just happened to fail to write while using the
cash to vacation in Bali with his wife Michelle, and despite his record of
non-writing he just happened to receive a second advance, for $40,000,
from another publisher, and he eventually completed a manuscript called
Dreams From My Father, which just happened to strongly reflect the writing
style of William Ayers, who just happened to trample on an American flag
for the cover photograph of the popular Chicago magazine, which Obama just
happened never to see even though it appeared on newsstands throughout the
Obama was hired by the law firm Miner, Banhill and Galland, which just
happened to specialize in negotiating state government contracts to
develop low-income housing, and which just happened to deal with
now-imprisoned Tony Rezko and his firm Rezar, and with slumlord Valerie
Jarrett, and the law firms Judson Miner just happened to have been a
classmate of Bernardine Dohrn, wife of William Ayers.
In 1994 Obama represented ACORN and another plaintiff in a lawsuit against
Citibank for denying mortgages to blacks(Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank
Federal Savings Bank), and the lawsuit just happened to result in banks
being blackmailed into approving subprime loans for poor credit risks, a
trend which just happened to spread nationwide, and which just happened to
lead to the collapse of the housing bubble, which just happened to help
Obama defeat John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.
In 1996 Obama ran for the Illinois State Senate and joined the New
Party,� which just happened to promote Marxism, and Obama was supported
by Dr. Quentin Yong, a socialist who just happened to support a government
takeover of the health care system.
In 2003 Obama and his wife attended a dinner in honor of Rashid Khalidi,
who just happened to be a former PLO operative, harsh critic of Israel,
and advocate of Palestinian rights, and who Obama claims he does not know,
even though the Obamas just happened to have dined more than once at the
home of Khalidi and his wife, Mona, and just happened to have used them as
occasional baby-sitters. Obama reportedly praised Khalidi at the decidedly
anti-Semitic event, which William Ayers just happened to also attend, and
the event Obama pretends he never attended was sponsored by the Arab
American Action Network, to which Obama just happened to have funneled
cash while serving on the board of the Woods Fund with William Ayers, and
one speaker at the dinner remarked that if Palestinians cannot secure a
return of their land, Israel will never see a day of peace,� and
entertainment at the dinner included a Muslim childrens dance whose
performances just happened to include simulated beheadings with fake
swords, and stomping on American, Israeli, and British flags, and Obama
allegedly told the audience that Israel has no God-given right to
occupy Palestine� and there has been genocide against the Palestinian
people by (the) Israelis,� and the Los Angeles Times has a videotape of
the event but just happens to refuse to make it public.
In the 2004 Illinois Democrat primary race for the U.S. Senate,
front-runner Blair Hull just happened to be forced out of the race after
David Axelrod just happened to manage to get Hull's sealed divorce
records unsealed, which just happened to enable Obama to win the primary,
so he could face popular Republican Jack Ryan, whose sealed child custody
records from his divorce just happened to become unsealed, forcing Ryan to
withdraw from the race, which just happened to enable the unqualified
Obama to waltz into the U.S. Senate, where, after a mere 143 days of work,
he just happened to decide he was qualified to run for President of the
"Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society."
August 5, 2014, 8:43 amDo You Wonder Why Muslims Hate Jews??
*A short time ago, Iran's Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
urged the Muslim World to boycott anything and everything that
originates with the Jewish people.In response, Meyer M. Treinkman, a pharmacist, out of the kindness of
his heart, offered to assist them in their boycott as follows:
"Any Muslim who has Syphilis must not be cured by Salvarsan discovered
by a Jew, Dr. Ehrlich. He should not even try to find out whether he has
Syphilis, because the Wasserman Test is the discovery of a Jew. If a
Muslim suspects that he has Gonorrhea, he must not seek diagnosis,
because he will be using the method of a Jew named Neissner.
"A Muslim who has heart disease must not use Digitalis, a discovery by a
Jew, Ludwig Traube.
Should he suffer with a toothache, he must not use Novocaine, a
discovery of the Jews, Widal and Weil.
If a Muslim has Diabetes, he must not use Insulin, the result of
research by Minkowsky, a Jew. If one has a headache, he must shun
Pyramidon and Antypyrin, due to the Jews, Spiro and Ellege.
Muslims with convulsions must put up with them because it was a Jew,
Oscar Leibreich, who proposed the use of Chloral Hydrate.
Arabs must do likewise with their psychic ailments because Freud, father
of psychoanalysis, was a Jew.
Should a Muslim child get Diphtheria, he must refrain from the â€�Schick"
reaction which was invented by the Jew, Bella Schick.
"Muslims should be ready to die in great numbers and must not permit
treatment of ear and brain damage, work of Jewish Nobel Prize winner,
They should continue to die or remain crippled by Infantile Paralysis
because the discoverer of the anti-polio vaccine is a Jew, Jonas Salk.
"Muslims must refuse to use Streptomycin and continue to die of
Tuberculosis because a Jew, Zalman Waxman, invented the wonder drug
against this killing disease.
Muslim doctors must discard all discoveries and improvements by
dermatologist Judas Sehn Benedict, or the lung specialist, Frawnkel, and
of many other world renowned Jewish scientists and medical experts.
"In short, good and loyal Muslims properly and fittingly should remain
afflicted with Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Heart Disease, Headaches, Typhus,
Diabetes, Mental Disorders, Polio Convulsions and Tuberculosis and be
proud to obey the Islamic boycott."
Oh, and by the way, don't call for a doctor on your cell phone because
the cell phone was invented in Israel by a Jewish engineer.
Meanwhile I ask, what medical contributions to the world have the
July 26, 2014, 5:45 amNewsweek's Last Cover
July 24, 2014, 11:02 amTiger Woods And Stevie Wonder
Tiger Woods & Stevie Wonder are in a bar...
Tiger says Stevie, "How's the singing career going?"
Stevie replies, "Not too bad. How's the golf?"
Woods replies, "I've had some problems with my swing, but I think I've got
that right, now."
Stevie: "I always find that when my swing goes wrong, I need to stop playing
for a while and not think about it. Then, the next time I play, it seems to
be all right."
Incredulous, Tiger says, "You play GOLF?"
Stevie: "Yes, I've been playing for years."
Tiger: "But -- you're blind! How can you play golf if you can't see?"
Stevie: "Well, I get my caddy to stand in the middle of the fairway and call
to me. I listen for the sound of his voice and play the ball towards him.
Then, when I get to where the ball lands, the caddy moves to the green or
farther down the fairway and again I play the ball towards his voice."
"But, how do you putt" asks Tiger.
"Well", says Stevie, "I get my caddy to lean down in front of the hole and
call to me with his head on the ground and I just play the ball towards his
Tiger: "What's your handicap?"
Stevie: "Well, actually -- I'm a scratch golfer."
Woods says to Stevie, "We've got to play a round sometime."
Stevie: "Well, people don't take me seriously, so I only play , for money,
and never play for less than $10,000 a hole. Is that a problem?"
Woods thinks about it and says, "I can afford that; OK, I'm game for that..
$10,000 a hole is fine with me. When would you like to play?"
Stevie: "Pick a night."
June 14, 2014, 7:19 amFormer Co-Worker At SLAC- ATTn: Speedy
Speedy claims I don't know anything about Blacks, because I attended segregated schools. The gentleman I commuted with for four years, mentioned here http://www.lotterypost.com/blog/6174, is black. One of the most honest, kindest human beings, I have ever know. Before they could hire me at SLAC, they had to promote someone to same level as they were hiring me. It turned out to be him. The first time, I met him, I told him, " you are the biggest Black man, I have ever met", you should have been a pro football player. He replied, "I would have if my knee would not have blown out in college". I told him, "you know you owe me one, for getting you a promotion". He replied, "you owe me for getting you this job". From that day on, we were friends and still are. He was a very intelligent man. Whenever I bbq'd, he and his family were invited and when he held one, I was invited. On the many trips back and forth to work, I learned a lot about him and his family, when he was growing up. One of the things, he was strict on, in his house. No profanity!! If you did, he would say, no profanity, or leave. I seen this happen, and he was strict with his son. He only had one child.
When we left work, I noticed he would always remove the mechanical pencil from his pockets. One day, I asked, why? He tells me, he did not want to be accused of stealing. Besides he goes, my mama would not like that. Then, he started telling me this story. When he was 13 years old, was the time the Watts Riots in 1964, were taking place. He tells me, I took a TV home and mama got really angry. She made me carry the TV back to the store, where I got it.
He would always take off from the first week in Dec and come back, after New Years. He drove an older car and one year after, coming back to work. We were pre-aligning an experiment for some test and he tells me about one of his brothers. He told me his brother was a drug dealer and he had seen, six Hefty garbage bags and each had $100,000. His brother offered to buy him a new car and he turned him down. For what reason, I asked him? He tells me, Bob how would you feel, if the cops showed up here one day and confiscated your car, because it was bought with drug money? BTW, his brother was killed in prison. What I said about him being honest is still true today.
His son grew up and was the number 1, defensive back in CA. Had a full scholarship to Stanford. Had a very promising pro career ahead of him, blew out his knee, his sophomore season, end of football dream. He has something that thousands of people don't have, a Stanford University degree. He is now a high school math teacher. His father, my friend retired from Stanford in March, this year.
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June 14, 2014, 5:58 amWorld Series 1989 Earthquake
Real name, Loma Prieta 1989. I worked at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, better known as SLAC. There were three of us, re-aligning the damping ring components, when earthquake hit, around 5Pm. The damping ring is approximately forty feet underground. I was running the instrument taking readings, when we were hit. The components are mounted on concrete girders. They were moving 5-6 inches. That is huge, they are aligned within +- .004 of a inch. All 3 of us made for the stairwell, the ground was still shaking,I was the first one topside. We had several aftershocks and some others, from our group showed up, then the safety people. They told us, do not re-enter, until they inspected the entire linac, which is two miles long. We went to our office and the supervisor told us to leave and not to report next day, unless we were called. They were uncertain how long it would take for the safety inspection. All electricity was off and two of us commuted from Modesto, a 2 hour drive, east of SF. When we left, we were uncertain if the other two bridges were damaged and closed. We heard about Bay Bridge damage, we headed for San Mateo Bridge, our normal way home. The entire area was black, lights out. We get to I-580 and headed east,seeing the power was on about twenty miles to the east. We made it safely home. My boss calls next day and tells me, it will take about 2 more days for inspection, he would call. The inspection found no damage, but in the back of my mind, were questions. When you live in Ca, you eventually get use to the rattles.
Last Edited: June 14, 2014, 6:00 am
June 6, 2014, 7:24 amHistory Lesson
This was from a USAF friend. Have no idea if it is true or not. It would not surprise me, if it is.
World War Eleven-not funny at all
YOUNG PEOPLE CANNOT LEARN FROM HISTORY ANYMORE BECAUSE HISTORY IS NO LONGER
TAUGHT AS A REQUIRED SUBJECT IN
PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS.
Theodore " Dutch " J. Van Kirk was the navigator on the " Enola Gay" when it
dropped the bomb at Hiroshima, Japan, and is the
last surviving member of the crew.
This really happened.
Dutch was asked to speak at a grammar school this past week.
The young teacher introduced him by saying the speaker was a veteran of
World War Eleven (as in WWII).
Dutch stood up and walked out of the school without saying a word.
End of story