Monthly Archives: July 2017

#45 says “Send ’em home!” or “You Putin me on?”

The Moscow Shuttle – not a dance anymore 

Adios, Foreigners

In an effort to cleanse America of foreigners…

#45 is lining up shuttles for masses of people to

return to Moscow.

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Putin Planes Take to the Skies

Scores of undercover police scour Russisan restaurants looking for potential passengers…

Secret Dinners will be served to all.

 

 

Just try to cancel the New York Times online

Mary’s first job after college – just a temporary gig- was to be a telephone solicitor for a Mortuary and Cemetery.

She thought she was hired because she was smart, attractive and a college graduate. Then she met her fellow telephone solicitors.

The training took 20 minutes. Brunhilde, the trainer, gave everybody a binder, and instructed candidates not to open the binder. 

Brunhilde, the sales manager said something about completing a quota of phone calls every 30 minutes. The goal was to reach out and speak to people and tell them about the wonderful mortuary and cemetery deals the company offered. If anyone expressed an interest, the call was directed to her, the Big Guns across the desk. If anyone had a question or “Stop order” (AKA stop calling me)  all you would have to do is look at the tabs in the binder, find a similar topic, open and read the comment to the potential customer. There was an answer for each comment or question.

Example: We can’t afford it. Binder: Try The Layaway Plan

Mary lasted three days doing phone calls – fielding questions, complaints, inquiries, hang ups and not making one single sale. A learning disaster.

What she did learn was how to deal with telephone solicitors.

FlashForward and Mary’s effort to  cancel her online New York Times subscription.

She went to her online account and clicked “Cancel” which immediately took her to another window – where she was prompted, nay coerced, to call the New York Times or start “A chat.”

There was no way out

She called the 800-number and spoke to Tiffany – as succuinctly as possible she said she wanted to cancel her account.

Tiffany wanted more. She pressed why was Mary canceling. To close the conversation, Mary said she was moving. (Wrong answer, Binkie!)

Tiffany said to hold the line. Mary realized Tiffany was going for the Big Guns – the Brunhilde. Seconds later, a gravelly, female voice greeted Mary and reconfirmed the fact that Mary wanted to cancel her account.

The woman asked her “why” she was canceling. Mary replied it was “personal.”  The deep throated woman pressed again, and asked why.

 Mary replied, “I do believe I just told you it was personal.  I want to cancel my account today.”

Again, the pushy-pushy broad tried.  UPS was knocking at the doo, Mary said she had to go.

And, pushy old Big Guns would not give up. She tenaciously growled she had one another question. Big Guns launched into “Do you realize you are giving up the best journalism et cetera et cetera et cetera blah blah blah?”

Mary said, “Yes, please cancel the account.”

“When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.”
― Maya Angelou

Disastrous

Cannabis Candy? Hoax or panacea?

The women in the book club had been friends for decades.

There was hardly a secret between them.  Until Joanie and her  perpetual insomnia battle ended abruptly.

One meeting, she arrived bounding with energy and brimming with enthusiasm. She announced she had finally found a pancaea for her sleep deprivation.  Most of the gals assumed she was back on Ambien. 

Joanie had all the girls sit down with wine glasses filled. She shared her most recent foray into research for a Good Night’s Sleep. She cut to the chase and admitted she discovered that an old friend had a medical marijuana license and had “turned her onto” some fabulous cannabis chocolate edibles to induce sleep. You could hear a pin drop.

The ladies in the book club perked up. The more Joanie bragged about sleeping through the night, the more fascinated  the women were with this new product. Many of them suffered from insomnia, too.

Joanie told them about Green Health Consultants and an RN, Eloise Thiesen, with  whom she had booked an appointment with for the next week.

They agreed to meet the next week, and rather than discussing books, they would be discussing yummy edibles, and medical cannabis. And, so it begins

 

Yes, you can Call Eloise Theisen, RN who counsels patients on how to use cannabinoids safely and effectively to treat illnesses and reduce the intake of pharmaceuticals.

She provides patients with phone, office and in-home counseling, and individualized treatment plans developed in collaboration with dietitians and patients’ doctors.

 

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Berry Bites…

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Hey! Amazon ditch Breitbart

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Join me: Tell Amazon to drop slimey, Breitbart!

 

Tell Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to stop funding Bretibart

hate and  scorching climate change denial Propaganda.

Breitbart.com, the fake news site known for propelling Donald Trump and Steve Bannon into power, posts and promotes a large swath of climate denying content on its widely read site.

2,100 companies have stopped buying advertisements on Breitbart.com

but the largest online retailer, Amazon, has not.

 

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 Please Tell Amazon to stop funding hate and climate change denial propaganda.

 

See Thrivemarket.com

Top 10 phrases you will never hear in Miami

Very very true

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Here they are: The Top 10 phrases you never hear in Miami

  1. The taxi drivers here are so honest.
  2. Let’s drive to the mountains – do you ski?
  3. Tell me your five favorite bookstores in Florida.
  4. Bundle up: put on your coat, hat, gloves and boots.
  5. Let’s go to the wine country.
  6. Downtown Miami is very safe and family-friendly.
  7. It never gets too hot or too humid.
  8.  A plastic surgeon is hard to find in Miami.
  9. Florida freeways are a breeze – simple to navigate and so civilized.
  10.  Excuse me… may I please…thank you… pardon me.

 

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“I think in the old days, the nexus of weirdness ran through Southern California, and to a degree New York City. I think it’s changed so that every bizarre story in the country now has a Florida connection. I don’t know why, except it must be some inversion of magnetic poles or something.”

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Didn’t get into Collage…

Spelling was not my Strong Suite…

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.

Mark Twain
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The Russians are coming! Again…really?


Ask your Grandfather.

Your Grandmother…aunts and uncles…

Kids growing up in the United States in the 60’s were well aware that Russia was our enemy.

From the end of World War II until the early 1990s, the world faced a period of international tension and competition called the Cold War.

The United States and the non-communist world faced extraordinary circumstances, which they saw as a threat to World Peace, Democracy, and Security:

Soviet development of Atomic Weapons,
Soviets flexing their newfound Nuclear muscles,
Soviets extending their political ideology into Europe and elsewhere.

The Federal Civil Defense Administration to the Rescue!
The Government  responded to heightened public anxiety by creating the Federal Civil Defense Administration = lto instruct the public about how to prepare for a nuclear assault. Imagine the fear.

The Eisenhower Administration distributed information to educate Americans about how they could protect themselves.

Survival literature was written primarily for a suburban audience, since it was assumed that cities would be targets and most urban dwellers would not survive.

Everyone knew, the Golden Gate Bridge would be a likely target.

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The Golden Gate Bridge

Officials at the FCDA stated that if people were educated and prepared for a nuclear attack, they could survive an atomic bomb and avoid the wholesale death and destruction that had occurred at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Decades of Abject FEAR And LOATHNG OF RUSSIA- For Good Reason

The Soviet had heightened development of Atomic Weapons,
The brazen Soviets were flexing their newfound Nuclear Muscles, threateningly…again.
And, The Soviets were coldly and boldly  extending their political ideology into Europe and elsewhere.

 A recent Forbes Magazine article, sends a note to #45 instructung him on the impractical, inane and insane relations we have with Russia.

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The Trump Boys: Perfect Examples of No Grit.

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