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June 3, 2017

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Hiring an extra set of lawyers. Trying to squelch investigations. Firing Comey. Setting up a ‘war-room.’ Refusing to release tax returns. ‘Alternative facts’ and babbling explainations. “Witch-hunt” attack tweets. Executive privilege? …………….. Seems like a lot of work if there’s nothing to hide.

Older Cats Make Better Lovers!

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Tuesday is a rescue cat.  She’s rescued me many times in 18-years.

Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester

During the spring and summer seasons, we see an increase in kittens admitted to the shelter, and as a result, older cats sometimes wait longer to find homes. June is Adopt-A-Cat Month, and approved adopters can bring home a senior cat like Tuesday for free all month long.

Senior cats make excellent lap-cats for lonely Senior citizens.  They don’t have to go out, they’re very little trouble, clean, quiet, and they give back so much love! 

Meet our adoptable senior kitties:

Saturday Funnies

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Mom Wouldn’t Let Me Smoke Cigarettes

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

At Least He Doesn’t Smoke After Sex

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Remember Ardi Rizal, the 2-year old Indonesian child who was smoking 40 cigarettes a day?  Finally, he kicked the habit but the bad news is Indonesia has not.

One out of four Indonesian children between the ages of 3 and 15 have tried smoking.  25% of boys 13 to 15 smoke and 63% of the country’s men are also addicted. Single cigarettes can be purchased for a couple of cents, and packs are about a dollar.

The problem is Indonesia tobacco companies have absolutely no restrictions on advertising and many of the people are relatively uneducated.  Also, the companies sponsor scholarships for kids, popular sporting events, and even concerts aimed at children.

Advertising that was banned 30-years ago in the United States flourishes in Indonesia.  US-based Philip Morris International is one of the top tobacco sellers and it has a great deal of influence in the country.  Legislation to ban the advertising has not been successful mainly because of tobacco lobbyists.  This trend is common in many underdeveloped countries in the world.

I think capitalism is a great system – but without restrictions and regulations it can be a monster chewing up people (and shorelines) as it spits out profits.

Ardi Update:

Bridge To Eternity

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

More people kill themselves by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge than any other place in the world.  Despite signs on the bridge pleading for depressed people to get help,  about 2 or 3 a month leap 254 feet – 25 stories down – and shatter their bodies when they hit the water at 75-mph.  Over 1500 suicides are recorded since the bridge was built in 1937 – and many go unnoticed.

Many people think “well, if they don’t kill themselves here, they’ll find another way.”  That’s rarely true.  Out of the hundreds of people who have been “talked down” and the very few who actually survived the leap, less than 10% ended their life by suicide.  Killing yourself is often an impulsive, permanent solution to usually temporary problems.

The appeal of the Bridge is it appears to be an easy out – a quick way to end personal suffering .  No preparation, no mess for family members, no cries for help, few failures – just a quick step over a 4-foot barrier and then a “can’t-change-my-mind-now” jump.

About 1 in 50 people actually survives the leap.  The strangest case by far is Sarah Birnbaum – the only person to make the jump TWICE.  She was alive when rescued, brought back to health, and then she  leaped AGAIN from the same spot!  The second time, she was successful.

Golden Gate Bridge suicides: