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    Happy Birthday

    When I was a young man, February 12 was observed as Abe Lincoln's birthday. I guess it still is, even if never mentioned.
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    June 6, 1944

    Salute to those who took the fight to Axis powers on this day.
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    Memorial Day

    Each memorial day I post a rememberance of my neighbor, Billy Dorsey. Billy was killed, at the age of 22, on November 20, 1966 in VietNam. I knew Billy's brother, Beano, much better than Billy as Billy was 10 years older than me. My only real recollection of Billy was him walking up the street...
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    Freedom

    Freedom. Try to remember the freedom of today. Tomorrow, you won't have as much of it. This will be my last post in this thread so as not to turn it political.
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    I don't know if this was mentioned.

    After the FBI had very good photographs of the Boston terrorists, should they not identified them in house and traveled to their last known residence to see if they could capture/kill them? Had they not made the photos public, these guys would not haved to panic and run, As i see it, a young...
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    Why the Brittish wear red coats

    I don't know if this little bit of history has been posted before. Why did the British wear red coats in battle? During the recent royal wedding, the millions around the world saw that Prince William chose to wear a uniform that included the famous...
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    Pablo reaches 45k posts

    Pablo, you've really slowed down i the past year!
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    Amazon

    Any idea how much of Amazon's stuff is made in China?
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    We've all seen those boycott Mobil chain letters

    We've all seen those boycott Mobil chain letters. The letter would say that if everyone would boycott Mobil gas stations, the price of gasoline could be brought down. I never thought it would work because people would drive a mile to save a penny a gallon and Mobil could undercut another...
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    Brake fluid cocktail

    Did you hear about the guy who drinks a quart of brake fluid every night? He swears he can stop anytime he wants.
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    Memorable quotes

    I remember when Muhammed Ali was about to fight Ernie Terrell in the Astrodome. He was asked why he didn't fight in Madison Square Garden. He replied, "Because Houston is in the heart of Texas, and New York is in the heart of taxes."
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    Social Security

    The generally accepted number of people commencing social security benefits each day is 10k. If those people are actually retiring, how many of those jobs do you figure to be filled or eliminated through attrition?
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    Congratulations George Soros!

    Congrats to George, 82 on his engagement to a 40 year old business woman. Heck, my next wife hasn't even been born yet.
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    10 years on BITOG

    Today is ten years for me on BITOG. What I've learned most is not to take this motor oil business too seriously and that there are some nice folks out there. Bob, the original owner, and Tony were two of the best. I hope to find something to rant about soon. I guess buster won't be...
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    Just saw that Richard Dawson has died.

    Remembered mostly as the host of Family Feud, but will always be one of Hogan's Heroes to me.
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    Memorial Day

    Each memorial day I post a rememberance of my neighbor, Billy Dorsey. Billy was killed, at the age of 22, on November 20, 1966 in VietNam. I knew Billy's brother, Beano, much better than Billy as Billy was 10 years older than me. My only real recollection of Billy was him walking up the street...
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    Homework excitement

    A kindergarten class had a homework assignment to find out something exciting and relate it to the class the next day. When the time came to present what they'd found, the first little boy the teacher called on walked up to the front of the class, and with a piece of chalk, made a small white...
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    Greece doesn't want Europe to run the checkbook?

    The Greeks don't want advice, they just want Europe's (read Germany's) money. I can't tell you how many relatives I have who behave this way.
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    How many jobs?

    How many jobs will be lost as a result of the Sears/Kmart closings?
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    As you look around.

    As you look around, how many items do you see that you wished you had never bought. As I watch the media and I am in the stores during this holiday season, I see a lot of semi-useless junk advertised and purchased. It's not my money so I don't really care. I just foresee this keerap in a pile of...
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