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Every now and then, ya just gotta cackle!
(WORLD BANK ASSISTED PROGRAMME)
DIRECTORATE OF INTERNATIONAL
PAYMENT AND TRANSFERS.
UNITED NATIONS LIASION OFFICE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
WIRE TRANSFER/AUDIT UNIT
Our Ref: WB/NF/UN/XX028
You are the cause of the delays to your payment because of the
information we got from one woman that claims to be your wife, she
said you are death. We write you to confirm that in four working days
from today, if we didn’t see any reply from you to prove that you are
still alive, we will assume you have died and will release this
payment to this woman. We have done investigation as we could and will
only conclude if we didn’t get the following from you.
Your Wife original Names and address to crosscheck with the one we
have here, if it doesn’t correspond then we will know that the
information is false information. Mind you we have once received a
threat on this your payment by the FBI who have tried to take charge
of this payment after their various investigation over payment
floating all over the world.
Contact Dr Susan Stover United Nations Paymaster General.
Finally, your wife posted to us the pictures of the burial photos we
attached here for your view. Confirm immediately.
Really? My ‘wife’ says I’m ‘death’? My ‘wife’ posted burial pics?
Ok, will someone please explain to me how, if I’m dead, I can be the beneficiary.
This kind of stuff, while annoying, cracks me up!
I’ve been rather busy the last 24 hours. First… I had to sleep. sigh… The one day I have literally NO pain, and I can’t stay awake? What the hell is up with that? Yeah yeah… fatigue is one those ‘symptoms’ I have with the other 40 or so symptoms attached to my ‘condition’. Oh yippee! Then, last night…we welcomed a new member of the family, which was rather exciting, and no, I won’t be posting pics of the little bundle cuz her parents said no. Sad. Such a cutie….naturally!
This morning, I overslept because of the weirdest nightmare I’ve had in a long time! Describing it to the Mr, it sounded kind of funny, but believe me, it wasn’t too funny when it woke me up shaking for an hour. Sweeping water from the second floor hallway, which we don’t have? A worm that kept growing bigger and bigger, to the point it had to put on leather pants? It seemed really friendly so my daughter named the dadburn thing. But I was having none of that, so I made her sweep it out the front door from a living room that I’d never seen before, and wanted to know what happened to our furniture. At least the TV was the same. There was something else in the middle of all that but I can’t remember. Then there were kids breaking into a back door in the lowest level of whatever house that was (looked kind of like the one I grew up in in Virginia, but not quite), and when I got my Kahr out, cocked it, the thing turned into a cartoon gun and kept melting. I’d put it back together, and it’d would come apart and melt again.
Yes, it does sound amusing now, but there was something going on in that dream that scared the bejabbers out of me. It’s been years since I’ve had a dream that scared me so bad I couldn’t go back to sleep for quite a while, and that was one of ‘em. Having the Sci-Fi channel and Cartoon Network take over my sleep does NOT make me happy! Weird! I don’t put much stock in dreams. I’m one of those “garbage in, garbage out” type of people. This was definitely a LOT of garbage going out!
Been kind of busy up until this point too. Yes, I actually do have a life outside of the computer! Now, my internal barometer, which causes quite a bit of pain, and the weather forecast, tells me we are expecting some nasty weather, so odds are, I’ll be shutting down my computer in the not too distant future. Last week were freezing our hind ends off. This week, we’ve had some “make me SO happy” weather. It’s 74 degrees. Gotta love the South!
I got an email this morning from Survival Life, and thought sharing the list included would be a good idea. It seems that the FBI is now keeping an eye on folks who do just plain, ordinary, day to day stuff. Odd. Very odd. And annoying.
1. Buying coffee with cash on a regular basis. (Because using cash is un-American…)
I get my coffee delivered right to my door. Hey… I’m lazy! What can I say?
2. Paying cash to get a tattoo or rent a car.
I have no tattoos, will never have a tattoo, and have only rented a car a couple of times in my life.
3. Taking “inappropriate photographs or videos.”
Do cats and grandkids count as inappropriate? Didn’t think so, but then again, we talking about the gubmint.
4. Being someplace “you don’t belong.” (Or as some may call it… profiling?)
I’d actually have to get out of the house once in a while.
5. Having a missing hand or fingers. (Not really sure how this is an issue.)
Got all appendages! I’m cool!
6. Traveling an “illogical distance” to use an Internet cafe.
Now why would I make a special trip anywhere to use something I’ve got right at my fingertips? If my internet craps out, I have other things to occupy my time.
7. Demonstrating an unusual interest in remote-controlled aircraft.
I’ve always liked watching those remote-controlled thingys, but have never had one. I wouldn’t mind having one that works in the house, just to annoy the bejabbers out of the cats! Heh.
8. Wearing a backpack when the weather is warm. (Students beware…)
I have a few backpacks, but I don’t wear ‘em around. I have enough issues with my back without purposely making it worse! They are for emergency purposes!
9. Making suspicious comments regarding radical theology or anti-U.S. sentiments that appear to be out-of-place and provocative.
Now this makes me wonder why Obama’s pastor of 20 years didn’t end up in jail. Seems he made both types of comments in one sentence.
10. Conducting financial transactions in bursts of activities within a short period of time, especially in previously dormant accounts.
Wouldn’t that require actually having money? I don’t have any!
Hmmm… I guess I’m safe. I wouldn’t swear to it, but isn’t it possible that there is a 4th Amendment issue here?
…way too early, and found nothing had changed for the better. Hence… I’m just not in the mood! Oh, there is much going on, but for right now, the outside world is just going to have to go on without me.
That fool up in D.C. is still in the White House, the Congress is still handing their power over to him and shafting the citizens, the states aren’t doing their job of preventing the continued deterioration, and I’m just fed up! I actually have things to do around here, which have been delayed due to a number of reasons, so I might as well give it a shot!
Pain sucks, but then, that’s nothing new. The sun is shining, and it’s warmer…a whopping 33 degrees at 9am. It’s a veritable heat wave! Pain still sucks!
But hey! The Russians won the gold in pairs, and quite a pair it is! Quite an impressive performance, if ya ask me. Yes, I like the figure skating stuff at the Olympics. Sue me! Although, I am rather disappointed the U.S. didn’t do so swuft, I do believe those two deserve that medal.
So, I’m actually going to do a few things I’ve been putting off, and maybe catch up on some of the crap we’ve got dvr’d! Some real life, and some not so real. Works for me! Maybe I’ll be back later to rant about something or other. It’s been known to happen.
I missed a lot yesterday, but I have several good reasons. Called life.
First, I spent a good bit of time on the phone with my insurance company. They decided it would be a good idea if I switched my plan…through them! After we got my rant out of the way about my thinking I was going to cancel the policy altogether due to the absurd rate increase, the young man, very patiently, explained a different policy that he thought I would like a lot better. Of course, I asked the major question….is this in any way related to Obamadontcare, the government, or any other entity that would raise my ire once again. “No ma’am,” he said, “this is completely through our company, and there are no governmental officials involved, including Obama and his dontcare.”
After some discussion, and question, I decided to go with the new policy, which, on one hand, raised my deductible to $6,000. On the other, it cuts out the OTHER $5,000 of out of pocket expenses. I don’t know why they don’t just call the whole damn thing a $10,000 deductible, cuz that’s what it is if YOU are paying it! Sheesh! My old policy was about $13,000 a year, plus another $10K, so basically, I was paying $23,000 a year for a catastrophic policy, that only paid 50% after all that other cash was thrown out. Hence, the thought of canceling, and paying the freakin’ fine. Or, I could go to jail, and get 3 squares, a cot, and all the medical care I needed. Tough decision!
Why had my insurance become a annual income of some people? One word….OBAMADONTCARE! And the insurance company told me that!! We just can NOT afford that anymore, thanks to Obama! Yeah, we were comfortable, and could have lived out our lives in said comfort. Not anymore! I’ve been poor, I can adapt. But THIS? What has been thrust upon this country by a socialistic government is an abomination!
Whew! Got that off my chest!
Now, with this new plan, I will be paying the $6K deductible, BUT after that is met, which for me, ain’t too difficult, everything is covered 100%. Now why the hell didn’t my other policy do that? Oh, that’s right…because I had no need for maternity care! Now how absurd is that! Well, I have it now! And let me tell ya…if I get preggers? Light the candles, strike up the band, bring out the champagne….cuz THAT would be a miracle of the greatest magnitude! Mary had the equipment….I don’t!
Barack Obama discovers a leak under his sink, so he calls Joe the Plumber to come and fix it. Joe drives to Obama’s house, which is located in a very nice neighborhood, where it’s clear that all the residents make more than $250,000 per year.
Joe arrives and takes his tools into the house. Joe is led to the room that contains the leaky pipe under a sink. Joe assesses the problem and tells Obama, who is standing near the door, that it’s an easy repair that will take less than 10 minutes.
Obama asks Joe how much it will cost. Joe immediately says, “$9,500.”
“$9,500?” Obama asks, stunned, “But you said it’s an easy repair!”
“Yes, but what I do is charge a lot more to my clients who make more than $250,000 per year so I can fix the plumbing of everybody who makes less than that for free,” explains Joe. “It’s always been my philosophy. As a matter of fact, I lobbied government to pass this philosophy as law, and it did pass earlier this year, so now all plumbers have to do business this way. It’s known as ‘Joe’s Affordable Plumbing Act of 2013.’ Surprised you haven’t heard of it.”
In spite of that, Obama tells Joe there’s no way he’s paying that much for a small plumbing repair, so Joe leaves. Obama spends the next hour flipping through the phone book looking for another plumber, but he finds that all other plumbing businesses listed have gone out of business. Not wanting to pay Joe’s price, Obama does nothing.
The leak under Obama’s sink goes unrepaired for the next several days. A week later the leak is so bad that Obama has had to put a bucket under the sink. The bucket fills up quickly and has to be emptied every hour, and there’s a risk that the room will flood, so Obama calls Joe and pleads with him to return.
Joe goes back to Obama’s house, looks at the leaky pipe, and says, “Let’s see – this will cost you about $21,000.”
“A few days ago you told me it would cost $9,500!” Obama quickly fires back.
Joe explains the reason for the dramatic increase. “Well, because of ‘Joe’s Affordable Plumbing Act,’ a lot of rich people are learning how to fix their own plumbing, so there are fewer of you paying for all the free plumbing I’m doing for the people who make less than $250,000. As a result, the rate I have to charge my wealthy paying customers rises every day. Not only that, for some reason, the demand for plumbing work from the group of people who get it free has skyrocketed, and there’s a long waiting list of those who need repairs. This has put a lot of my fellow plumbers out of business, and they’re not being replaced – nobody is going into the plumbing business because they know they won’t make any money. I’m hurting now too – all thanks to greedy rich people like you who won’t pay their fair share.”
Obama tries to straighten out the plumber: “Of course you’re hurting, Joe! Don’t you get it? If all the rich people learn how to fix their own plumbing and you refuse to charge the poorer people for your services, you’ll be broke, and then what will you do?”
Joe immediately replies, “Run for president.”
Shared by Fr Sam.
…once again, Budweiser outdoes itself! Their commercials during the Super Bowl are usually a big hit. This one? If you don’t smile, or maybe shed a happy tear, then check your pulse!
H/T: My beautiful niece, Katie!
Now that my temp is back in the double digits…at least it was the last time I check….99.6…it’s definitely time for me to get a move on and get all that stuff done that was suppose to be dealt with by now. Being pretty much unconscious for 3 days, and worthless for another 2 has got me WAY behind schedule! Yes, all my shopping has been done for a while, but it’s the wrapping part I’ve put off. Yep…not a smart move. But hey….did I decide to get the flu? NO, I did not! Trust me, I’d rather have a root canal!
So, for the next couple of days, I’ll be in and out….or not. Mostly not. Just a fair warning! So, I leave you with these few humorous thoughts, shared by Jerry.
I think he makes better use of them than most folks. (click pic to embiggen)
Shared by Fr Sam.
You might have noticed, things seem to be running smoothly after the big upgrade by Bluehost. As best I can tell, no glitches from this end. I suppose I could have posted something last night, but ya know… I just didn’t feel like it!
I took a side trip to Wally World down in Corinth, and was quite surprised that there were no where near the number of people I expected, since this is the ‘shopping season’. Jeeez…I hate that term! This is NOT a shopping season, but we have sure turned it into one. This is the CHRISTmas season! Let’s get that RIGHT! Sheesh!
Anyway, I had to pick up some non fridge items to send to Afghanistan, and my latest ‘craving’…marshmallows, so I figured while I was in the area, why not! Besides, the tax is lower down there. Sadly, they have a state income tax, so that ruled out Mississippi when we decided to leave the frozen lands of Wisconsin. I suppose it all works out in the end, one way or another.
Good news from my foray into MS… my battery is good for another 2 years and 3 months. Heh. The bad news, I’ll have to go back down there again in another 3 months to make sure it’s still working. Apparently, I only had two incidents show up on my ticker readout, and they were fast beating. Told the nurse that’s likely when I was raking leaves. Heh. She agreed. Usually, there are incident of my dadburn heart stopping, which is why I need that internal mp3 player. The pumper is only 60% functional without it. sigh… If it’s not one thing, it’s another, eh? The heart, the spine issues, the nasty disease….oh well! I woke up this morning, and for that, I am grateful….to God!
So, while I was driving back from Corinth, I got to listen to the beginning of Mark Levin’s show. I just love him. Take no bull, says what he means, and gives a major slap down to whoever needs one! Ya gotta hear the show…at least his beginning monologue!
HealthCare.gov is racist! Heh! Just HAD to share this with ya!
Speaking of Obamacare, and seriously, lately, does anyone ever talk about anything else these days? Well, Michelle’s friends who ‘built’ this fiasco didn’t include any security into the site! Piece of advice, DO NOT EVEN TYPE THE WEB ADDRESS INTO YOUR COMPUTER! Jeeez! More than 3 years, and they still have a failed site, with no security? Let me ask….how long did it take for Amazon to create their site, and get it up and running, handling MILLIONS of customers, around the world? Don’t you think it would have been a good idea for the gubmint to contact the REAL experts, and get their advice, instead doing the crony thing, which is what Obama did in hiring a loser, FOREIGN company! Logic would say to shut down the site, and get it fixed before anyone has their identity stolen, and their lives ruined! But then, there is no logic in this administration, and they are spending OUR money to push for Obamacare, in another campaign to promote this disaster! Bottom line: They don’t give a damn! A REAL man, a REAL leader, would admit this was a mistake, and take responsibility. But then, we don’t have one of those in the White House, do we.
Please, for the love of all that’s holy, work to get the Dems out of the Senate, take more of their seats in the House. These people are going to kill me, and many like me, if we don’t get this Obama BS revoked! Want the problem solved? Allow people to buy insurance across state lines! Can you imagine the competition? Costs will decrease, and guess what! You don’t have to pay for something you don’t need….like maternity care…and the BIG prize…you won’t be forced to pay for the murder of children. Now, wouldn’t THAT be a novel concept? :? This idea has been proposed many times by those on the right, my own Congress critter, Mz Marsha has repeatedly introduce bills to do just that, but hey…the insurance lobbies are all about the big bucks, and they don’t want more competition.
So, the problem isn’t all Obama and his minions. It’s the lobbyists, and THEIR minions in both houses of Congress. They no longer work for us. They work for whoever donates the most money to their campaign coffers, who will reassure their re-election so they can take even MORE control of our lives. Ever get the feeling that something is SERIOUSLY out of whack? Yeah….me too!
Liberals laughed at the House in 2011 when they read the U.S. Constitution on the floor. There was a darn good reason for them to do that, but it really didn’t matter in the long run. The Constitution is just a piece of paper, written by old white guys a long time ago, and means nothing in their world. Well, it means a LOT in my world, and it should in yours as well. If we don’t get this country back on track, the way the Founders, you know, those old white guys, intended, we won’t have a country to get on any track but the one headed into the cesspool…the direction it is heading now!
I suppose all our concentrating on the Obamadontcare fiasco makes D.C. think we’ve all forgotten about the other scandals that have plagued this administration. Well, guess what! We have NOT forgotten! We well remember the murdered Americans in Benghazi. We haven’t forgotten the IRS targeting conservative groups. We remember OBAMA’S shut down of the government, his arrogance, the media pointing fingers at the WRONG people, and the disrespect shown to our greatest heroes. No, we have NOT forgotten!
….twas the day of……….THE BUNKER! Heh.
Yes…it’s late in the day, but still. Hey…I had some things to do, and got totally distracted.
So, one of my FB friends had a link to a different kind of quiz. Aura? Well, ok, so it’s not the typical type of thing I do, but since it’s a crappy day, everything aches, so why the heck not? What else does an ol’ broad have to do on a cold, sleety, blech day? Ok, so I did feed the cats, scooped the litter box, did a load of laundry, and even put them away, but other than that….
Just a few questions, and they think they’ve got ya pegged. This is the link, if ya wanna play along. What is Your True Color Aura?
This is me? Hmmm…. Had to respond to this part, don’cha know.
Your Aura is Purple!
Purples hold themselves to sky high standards, and are always very graceful. Pfft! And I use to be…ballet will do that. Now? LMBO
Purple is envied, idolized, and copied without even realizing it. I don’t flippin’ think so!
They are an icon for those who know you. “They” what? Huh?
While it is hard to be a perfectionist, rest assured it’s paying off! ROFLMBO Hardly!
I had to have another procedure done on my back this morning. Yippee. Sadly, as with the last one, I am not feeling any relief. Maybe tomorrow?
I’m suppose to be putting ice on the injection site, which I am doing. However, always remember to pick it up off the chair so you can put it in the correct position after you sit down. If you don’t, MEGA cold hiney will result, and trust me, you do NOT wanna jerk up that fast after having a back procedure!
Posting any serious stuff right now is totally out of the realm of my abilities at the moment. I’m still a WEE bit drugged!