Vaccination Needed

I agonized for a long time about writing this. Just thinking about the subject has caused me to lose a lot of sleep. Perhaps it will provide some catharsis.

I also find it hard to give up in my pursuit of a solution to a problem, but the issues of sexual predators and mass killers are perplexing.

How do you deal with the behavior of Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein? How do you prevent the mass killings Las Vegas, Orlando, San Bernardino, and elsewhere? How do you stop a slasher on the street?

Weapons are not the only issue. People are thrown down stairs, run down by cars, and pushed in front of trains.

Hypothetically, a vaccine to prevent aberrant behavior could be the solution. More laws are not, because laws can and will be violated. Moreover, laws cannot undo the harm of a criminal act.

Sadly, I cannot help but conclude that there is no solution!

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Bogus Newspaper Delivery

This morning, when I awoke, I went to the front door to get my newspapers.

They were not there. I called the delivery service and asked for a recovery delivery. They acknowledged y request. A few minutes later, They called back and asked me to check around the lawn in case they may have been hidden in the shrubbery. No papers were to be found.

As long as I was outside, I checked for mail. Lo and behold, there they were, in the mailbox!

I called back the delivery service to remind them that it is illegal for anyone but the home owner and the Post Office to put anything in a mailbox. In response, I was asked for my address. I asked “Why?” He said the had to remind the driver. Of course, that was irrelevant because all drivers must be aware of that. He argued with me and I did not respond. That ended our conversation.

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Elevator Up or Down?

Imagine you are standing in the corridor outside an elevator.

You are on the fourth floor and you want to go down. However, the elevator is currently on the first floor. Which button do you press? Do you press the UP button because you want the elevator to come up from the first floor and go to the fourth floor to pick you up, or do you press the DOWN button because you want to GO down after the elevator comes up to your floor?




You press the down button. You always press the button in the direction you want to go. The elevator operating system is smart. It knows where the elevator is, it knows where you are, and it knows where you want it to go after it picks you up.

You never press the button based on how you want the elevator to travel so that it comes to you. You want it to stop at your floor ONLY if it is going in the direction you want to go. Otherwise, it will waste time by stopping at your floor unnecessarily.


Enough time is wasted without your help.


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Bad Alignment

There is no question that a large number of computer users rely heavily on vendors of certain products they use to make life easier for them. One such product is a template.

Avery, the company that makes labels such as those used for mailing, offers a template that supposedly makes it easy to create them in Microsoft Word. However, novices will have difficulty creating the labels such that the text in the document actually lines up with the labels on a sheet like this.

The problem for the novice is that the labels could print like this. And when you peel them off you lose the first character of each line.

However, by adding a small indent to the text style, the error is corrected.

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How Do You Say It

When I was a kid, I always heard this item pronounced Q-pon. Now, it would seem that Koo-pon is preferred.

What is your preference?

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More Babel

It would seem that cable news is a bountiful source of material for my blog.

Today, the weather man on MSNBC spoke about factors that would EXASPERATE the effects of the storm in Texas.

As most of you will know, the word is EXACERBATE.

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Special “K”

This post is just for fun.

There are:

and then there is knish!

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