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Oldest Gorilla in the US Dies in Sleep

Posted: January 20, 2017 in General, What's new
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coloGoodnight, Colo!

The world’s oldest known gorilla has died peacefully in her sleep, just a month after celebrating her 60th birthday. Colo was born at the Columbus Zoo on Dec. 22, 1956, at a time when little was known about keeping and raising western lowland gorillas in captivity. She was born a preemie, and a zookeeper found her still in her amniotic sac in a zoo enclosure, after having been abandoned by her mother. Thanks to 24/7 attention by her human caregivers, she survived and thrived. Colo was briefly called "Cuddles," but after a naming contest, was given her current moniker, a combination of "Columbus" and "Ohio."

Elvis birthday in Memphis

Posted: January 4, 2017 in What's new
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Events begin Thursday January 5 2017 in Memphis to mark what would have been Elvis Presley’s 82nd birthday, with a cake-cutting ceremony on the front lawn of his home at Graceland.elvis_birthday_cake

A total of 164 pieces have been consigned for an auction to be held Saturday at The Guest House at Graceland, where birthday celebration events are being held for the first time.

Many of the authenticated artifacts come from Elvis’ theatrical and musical careers, though some are tokens and gifts.

A few of the featured items included in the auction are a gold and diamond lion head ring given to musician and guitarist Charlie Hodge, boxing gloves worn by Presley in the 1962 film "Kid Galahad" and personal clothing. Other items included a divorce document signed by both Elvis and Pricilla Presley, a Colt .32 caliber pistol and a blue suede jacket.

Presley was 42 when he died in 1977.

What’s new in the news

Posted: September 23, 2016 in General, What's new

oldlady2Top News story

One of the world’s largest package delivery companies is stepping up efforts to integrate drones into its system.
UPS has partnered with robot-maker CyPhy Works to test the use of drones to make commercial deliveries to remote or difficult-to-access locations.
The companies began testing the drones on Thursday, when they launched one from the seaside town of Marblehead. The drone flew on a programmed route for 3 miles over the Atlantic Ocean to deliver an inhaler at Children’s Island.
The successful landing was greeted by jubilant shouts from CyPhy Works and UPS employees on the island to witness the test.

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Top Tech story

Japanese regulators are considering taking action against Apple Inc over possible antitrust violations that may have helped it dominate the nation’s smartphone sales, government sources said, a move that could hit the company’s profit margins in one of its most profitable markets.

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Joke of the day

Tom and his boss

In the morning Tom calls to his boss:
– Good morning, boss, unfortunately I’m not coming to work today. I’m really sick. I got a headache, stomach ache, and both hands and legs hurt, so I’m not coming into work."
The boss replies:
– You know Tom, I really need you today. When I feel like this I go to my wife, and tell her to give me sex. That makes me feel better, and I can go to work. You should try that.
2 hours later Bob calls:
– Boss, I followed your advise, and I feel great! I’ll be at work soon. By the way, you got nice house.

What’s your opinion?

Addictive television series

Posted: March 6, 2015 in General, What's new

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There are two note worthy television series that are addictive once you start watching them, if you have not started watching them I suggest that you start. The first series is 12 Monkeys which airs on Syfy channel, and the second series started last night on USA channel which is Dig.

Discuss them here I would love to hear your opinions on each of them and tell me what you think the content means to you in relation to a real life scenario. Both of these series does make you brain go into over drive.  The choices are 12 Monkeys and Dig if you are a TWC customer you can catch up on the 12 Monkeys and Dig with On Demand for free to all TWC customers.


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Yahoo news is the only article on the Tracy Morgan crash that explains more in detail truthfully, and I say thank you for that. Other headlines read negative, for example: Feds say trucker in Morgan crash was speeding, response is truthfully yes he was, but they wanted the public to focus on that one factor, (in reality every one else was more than likely speeding too, and when traffic slowed it started a chain of events). Another example of headlines are: Drivers hours are under review in fatal turnpike crash and the last headline reads Trucker in Morgan crash hadn’t slept. I am going to insert parts of the article here then explain what I would have done and more than likely the driver did the same thing but I can’t swear to that since each driver does their own thing when it comes to multiple stop off, but a smart driver I think would do.

Before I insert a part of the article let me say that multiple stop offs NEVER go as scheduled:  “The report also detailed driver’s schedule on the day leading up to the crash, from when he left a Wal-Mart facility in Smyrna, Delaware, at about 11:30 a.m. before making stops in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Just after midnight on June 7 he left Bristol, Pennsylvania, en route to Perth Amboy, New Jersey, when the crash happened about 30 minutes into his trip.” Ok folks look at the times here he started about 11:30 a.m he made multiple stops until just after midnight, any driver with an IQ of 70 knows stop offs don’t go as planned right? the hours it took to make those stop offs was about 11 1/2 hours so IF IT WAS ME I would log 15 minutes of load or unload which ever the case is then jump in the sleeper for a cat nap, drive to next stop off and do the same thing, that way when I left for the last stop shortly after midnight I would have at least had naps in between the stops, have just enough time on hours of service to get to final stop off then log off for 10 hours of sleep at final destination. BUT if I ran out of hours of service before I got to final destination then the final stop would have to be rescheduled no ifs ands or buts, load planners hate that but hay that’s the life of a truck driver, you have to cover your ass because dispatch and load planners will throw you to the wolves. Use the hours of service to your advantage to get the rest you need and screw every one else because it’s your ass on the line not theirs. NOTE: He had logged 9 hours and 37 minutes of driving time, that is NOT enough time to make his final stop off with the minutes he had left to drive but it does show in approx 11 1/2 hours time he could have had a tiny cat nap but most importantly he should have gotten to a service plaza on the turnpike then went to bed and screw the final stop off, I would have done that just to piss dispatch and load planners off, but then that’s me right? with the hours of service on your side they dare not threaten my job because I was looking for a job when I found that one right? but companies know when they got a good safe driver so job security is a plus. I feel bad for that Wall Mart driver but he should have been watching his own ass, but the media should not give a bad impression on all truck drivers.

Last but not least the driver would have had 10 hours of sleep on his logs before starting that fatal day

In response to the findings, the Teamsters Union urged Congress not to ease laws that limit truck drivers to 60 to 70 hours of work each week. The Senate is considering a resolution that would extend the maximum to 80 hours per week. The solution from a 70 hour work week to 80 hours a week is to much, a better solution is simply pay more money for a decent living, if freight is more important than the driver and the lives of others then put your freight on a rail car then go screw yourself.

What no comments yet?

Posted: June 13, 2014 in What's new

Clock I’m waiting and watching for the grill cheese sandwich challenge, I can’t believe how people have forgotten how to blog I’m sad people really sad over this get your grill cheese sandwich on then tell me about it.

Grill cheese sandwich challenge

Posted: June 12, 2014 in What's new

Plate Think you have cornered the market on making the best grilled cheese sandwich? tell me about why you think you make the best grill cheese sandwich and how you make it, I will then on a later post start a poll with all the reply names so others can voice who they think makes the best grill cheese sandwich, America’s favorite comfort food.