Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Bethlehem Steel Site Use To Bring In Millions

Wedding Chapels On The L.A. Strip

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Debris from OceanGate submersible wreckage is returned to land

The return of debris to port in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

26 YouTube Singer Videos

Over the years these are some of the best I came across.

This is just one part of YouTube I enjoy watching.
If not on there, where else could these singers be seen.

Select Headline Links 06/28/2023

Biology professor says he was fired for teaching sex determined by X, Y chromosomes

Frankie Valli, 89, marries fourth wife Jackie Jacobs, 60, in Las Vegas


Tuesday, June 27, 2023

HUMOR: Annual Dementia Test

Repost From February 4, 2013

It's that time of year to take our annual test.

Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older, it's important to keep mentally alert.

If you don't use it, you lose it!

Below is a very private way to gauge your loss or non-loss of intelligence.

Take the test presented here to determine if you're losing it or not. The spaces below are so you don't see the answers until you've made your answer.

OK, relax, clear your mind and begin.

1. What do you put in a toaster?

Answer: "bread." If you said "toast," give up now and do something else.

Try not to hurt yourself.

2. Say "silk " five times. Now spell "silk." What do cows drink?

Answer: Cows drink water. If you said "milk," don't attempt the next question.

Your brain is over-stressed and may even overheat. Content yourself with reading a more appropriate literature such as UFO World.

However, if you said "water", proceed to question 3.

3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from blue bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from black bricks, what is a green house made from?

Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said
"green bricks," why the hell are you still reading these???

4. It's twenty years ago, and a plane is flying at 20,000 feet over Germany (If you will recall, Germany at the time was politically divided into West Germany and East Germany.)

Anyway, during the flight, two engines fail. The pilot, realizing that the last remaining engine is also failing, decides on a crash landing procedure.

Unfortunately the engine fails before he can do so and the plane fatally crashes smack in the middle of "no man's land" between East Germany and West Germany.

Where would you bury the survivors? East Germany, West Germany, or no man's land"?

Answer: You don't bury survivors.

If you said ANYTHING else, you're a dunce and you must stop.

If you said, "You don't bury survivors", proceed to the next question.

5. Without using a calculator - You are driving a bus from London to Milford Haven in Wales. In London, 17 people get on the bus. In Reading, six people get off the bus and nine people get on. In Swenson, two people get off and four get on. In Cardiff, 11 people get off and 16 people get on. In Swansea, three people get off and five people get on . In Carmarthen, six people get off and three get on. You then arrive at Milford Haven.

What was the name of the bus driver?

Answer: Oh, for crying out loud!

Don't you remember your own name?

It was YOU!!

Friday, June 23, 2023

JFK Speaking At Madison Square Garden About Medicare

The kind of leadership we need sorely today

Democrats need to find someone like him for the next election.

3 Video News Clips I Found Of Interest

Kenndy, like most conservatives never SHUT THE HELL UP & LISTEN !!!
They all think they're shit house lawyers.
Why do voters continue to elect these confrontational people?

Select Headline Links 06/23/2023

I go through hundreds of these kind of headlines every day. So I thought why not pass a few along with their links to them on this blog from time to time

Millionaire Receives $130K Fine Due To Speeding As Turns Out, In Finland, Tickets Are Issued According To Income

Kansas City Chiefs Coach Andy Reid Raves About Food Served During Team’s White House Visit

13 year olds math and reading scores fell to their lowest levels in decades

Should you get a property tax break if your house burns down? Inside one man’s fight.

Jack Hanna’s Alzheimer’s has progressed to the point he no longer recognizes most family members

Allentown School District audit finds procedural breakdowns in 2021-22

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

U.S. Supreme Court- The Best Money Can Buy

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

A Quick Word About Artificial Intelligence

I posted prior about the fact there is no such thing as 'artificial intelligence'

Intelligence is just what it is no matter the container it occupies. Sure there's 'human intelligence. There's also 'animal intelligence' as well. So forth and so forth.

When people refer to AI it's actually 'machine intelligence'. I wish people would start referring to it for exactly what it is.. 'MI'. After all we don't refer to robot creations as artificial humans. They are machines. Why shouldn't intelligence in this form be referred to it in this way?

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Quotes.. Things People Said

Repost From March 22, 2013

I've been accumulating a bunch of quotes for quite a while and just never got around to using them on my blog.

So instead I'll just post the whole stash all at once with the ones I found most enlightening.

"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. That is the principal difference between a dog and a man." - Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

The only reason I drink is to forget my problem. My problem is that I drink too much. - unknown

... the future is not what it used to be. - Paul Valery (1871-1945)

We've gotten to the point where everybody's got a right and nobody's got a responsibility. - Newton Minow (FCC chairman)

If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice. - Norman Augustine

Don't you wish there was a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence? There's one marked 'Brightness,' but it doesn't work. - Gallagher

"America was founded on a philosophy of individual rights, not group rights." - Clarence Thomas

It is bad luck to be superstitious. - Andrew W. Mathis

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. - Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC)

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. - Wernher Von Braun (1912-1977)

"People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs." - Dave Barry

A computer is a stupid machine with the ability to do incredibly smart things, while computer programmers are smart people with the ability to do incredibly stupid things. They are, in short, a perfect match. ~Bill Bryson

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning. ~Rich Cook

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

The Problem With "WOKEISM"


What a damn shame they don't write comedy shows like this anymore.

The interesting thing is this program aired over 20 years ago and it's still an ongoing thing. You'd think by now people would get over this crap. Apparently not. In fact it seems worse now then back then. While the show was funny what's going most certainly isn't.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Yin Yang And Everything In-Between

Repost from July 11, 2016

The opposites of Yin/Yang could be defined in several ways. In science as electrons/protons. In politics conservatives/liberals. In biblical terms good/evil. The colors of black/white. However in this world nothing is simple. One force that does remain constant between the two is balance. Newton's 3rd law states "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." This is the premise I will build on.

Since the beginning evil or goodness has tried to overcome the other. For every steadfast believer in liberalism there is another who will match them on the conservative side. All mankind's problems begin when one becomes radicalized into disbelieving components can coexist in-between I'll give you a few examples.* None of our programs like Social Security, unemployment and labor laws could have never come about without the conservatives cooperation. Radical liberals constantly try to play conservatives as the boogiemen. When things go wrong or the programs have flaws radical conservatives paint a target on liberals.

* Radical Christians want to make war with Muslims. Radical Muslims the same against Christians & Jews.

* Some radical cops blame the public for the uptick in what we're seeing. Others believe cops are instigating it.
What each have in common is intolerance of the other as if this world only consisted two dimensionally. All problems arise when one extreme force meets the other. Scientifically speaking if we took the electrical energy on one side of a generator and crossed it with the other the resultant force would create a damaging short circuit. However when passing the current through an intelligently designed device it then produces something useful. In other words by eliminating the extremes to either side a good outcome can be produced.

Unfortunately there will always extremists in this world. It's just the way this world is and always has been at it's core. The question we each need ask ourselves are we the Yin, the Yang or somewhere in-between composed of both? Do we want to live our lives as extremists or doing something useful in-between the two?

Nothing Is Just A or B
Not all cops or those interrogated are innocent.
Not all religious beliefs are righteous.
Neither political party can completely represent their members views..
There are women/men and those in between.

Ancient religion describes life's travel through karma as a circle (much like the Yin/Yang symbol you see here) . You leave at the top. Travel through the circle ending up on the opposite side from which you started. That religion is trying to tell people not to pick up too much karma (Yin or Yang) on the way back to the beginning of our journey. At the same time warning us if we cut our life short (because of extremism) along the way we've not completed life's journey. Whether someone wishes to believe or not, it's still good advice.

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Movie Volumes On TV Drive Me Crazy
Why Is Everyone Watching TV With the Subtitles On? It’s not just you.
"So instead of this algorithm analyzing the loudness of the dialogue coming out of people’s mouths,” Blank explained to me, “it analyzes the whole show as loudness. So if you have a loud music cue, that’s gonna be your loud point. And then, when the dialogue comes, you can’t hear it."

It's a damn shame I have to sit with my amp's remote in hand. Sometimes after I turn up the volume to hear what their saying the next scene unexpectedly cuts in blasting me out of my seat. What the hell is the matter with these people! I really wish I had a built in sound leveler. Manufactures should start considering them. We all could sure use them.

Friday, June 9, 2023

LVCI Plays DJ (Repost From 05/27/2013)

The songs are clipped down for audition purposes

I made the following audio files years ago when I first retired. They were supposed to be audition tapes to get a part time job back in radio like I did when I worked full time back in the early 70's in my retirement years.

That all went away years ago.

So instead I'm posting them here. I kind of figure at least somebody ought to hear them since I went to the trouble.

Rock Oldies
How many of these rock oldies from the 50's/60's have you heard before?
I'll bet very few.

60's SOUL


Misc. 60's Stuff

60's Dance Hit Singles.

80's- Rock

Older Country
These audio files could be considered the country version of "Off The Chart Oldies". I'm not claiming to be all that and more. What I strived for was to create a bunch of tunes few people have ever heard of. Something that is unique, completely different and not currently being broadcast. So once again I ask.. How many of these have you ever heard before?

Part 1
Part 2

Part 3
This one is 46 minutes and contains 27 rare recordings. If you don't have time, you can always come back later. By moving the slider you can pick up where you left off.

Part 4
This one features 'Western Music'. It starts off with some tunes from the 30's but ends up with Western swing/dance music from around 2005. So if you don't like the old stuff, hang in there!

Part 5
This One Features The 80's

I hope you appreciate my efforts and enjoy these rare recordings.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Middle Of The Road- Light & Easy Listening
Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Allentown's Raub Middle School Sees Big-Time Spike In Disciplinary Issues

What the hell is going on with kids these days !!!

Thursday, June 8, 2023

PPL Is Relocating
PPL Corporation to relocate headquarters to Two City Center, downtown Allentown

"ALLENTOWN, Pa. (June 8, 2023) - PPL Corporation today announced that it will relocate its corporate headquarters to Two City Center in downtown Allentown, as the company looks to right-size its real estate space...

PPL's current headquarters complex is located at 2 North Ninth St., Allentown, and includes the 24-story PPL Tower Building. The company will initiate a process to sell and repurpose the current complex."

Can't say I saw that coming!

It's been there since 1928.

Welcome To Pennsylvania

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

The Link To Current Air Quality In Allentown


Since I have COPD I've been following this one for some time. Over the last few days it's been the worst I've seen it. You can use the N95 mask you bought for the pandemic to filter out the wildfire smoke engulfing the entire Northeast.

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Ocean City NJ Had It With Teens Acting Like Jerks
Teens were spitting, fighting, vandalizing. New beach rules will stop ‘anarchy,’ Shore town says.
"After a rowdy Memorial Day weekend that resulted in 1,000 police reports, Ocean City and state lawmakers came together to announce a pair of laws that leaders said would help the Jersey Shore town control crowds of unruly teens this summer."

I don't know what the hell is wrong with teens these days. Acting like aholes will drive families away. Ocean City was one of the best shore points we've always went to because it was more laid back then some.

More and more teens shooting each other and just plain acting stupid is worrisome. Several Florida beaches a couple of years ago said they didn't want spring breakers anymore either. It's not in any particular area of the country youth have gone bonkers. Makes me wonder what kind of future this country has.

Jellyfish Currently In Jersey Shore Area

New York Post
These jellyfish are now at the Jersey Shore — and could send you to the ER
"“They’re kind of insidious because when you get stung, it’s not bad immediately, but four or five hours later the extreme pain starts to kick in.” Bologna likened the pain to “getting a charley horse . . . bad muscle spasms. Imagine your whole body doing that.”"

I have this policy. I'll stay out of these sea critters ocean, they stay out of my hotel pool.

Long Island Clip From Last July