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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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"Humans make their world more complicated when changing words

from often one syllable words to many which causes all of us, in the 

end, to become more ignorant."

Forrest Caricofe

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changing words from often one syllable words to many which causes 

all of us, in the end, to become more ignorant.".


THE ROAD TO MY GRANDPARENTS CLINE....

"and just on the right hand side, maybe a football field's distance is 

cobbler shop that I will tell you about tomorrow...." 

The cobbler was a black man who told Roland and I that our Father 

rounded the corner on the shortcut road on two wheels trying to get

as fast as he could to house back of Burketown to spoon (date) Mother.

Note: my use of black man is not appropriate today, but just like most 

everything else, humans make the world more complicated when they

could make it much more simple. Like in the Bible song for children:

'red, yellow, black and white.' Simple one syllable words except for 

yellow....

TO BE CONTINUED.... 


POLITICS

Breaking News at Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com  

(A conservative approach rather than in the middle like I have been doing):

"Gingrich: 'Idiot' Media Elites Don't 'Know How Well Trump Is Doing'

CNN: Ex-GOP Sen. John Warner to Endorse Clinton

Arizona Republic Endorses Hillary Clinton

Howard Dean Insists Trump 'Coke User'

O'Reilly on Trump and Iraq: He 'Didn't Like That War'

Dick Morris: Trump Might Attract Voters Long 'Outside the System'

Major Scientific Polls Show Big Clinton Win in Debate

Tom DeLay: Trump Wasn't Prepared For Debate

Katrina Pierson: Trump 'Got His Feet Wet' in First Debate

DNC Chair: Trump Attacking Bill's Past 'Would Backfire'

AP-GfK Poll: Americans Divide on Importance of Tax Returns

Michael Moore: Trump 'Won' Debate and 'We All Lost'

John Zogby: Election 'Is Going to Go Down to the Wire'

WSJ Poll: Clinton Leads Trump by 24 Points in New York

Trump Claims He Had a 'Defective Mic' During Debate

Trump-Clinton Debate Seen by Record 80.9 Million TV Viewers

MSNBC Host, Others Fall For Hoax Involving Trump Tweet

Obama to Stump For Hillary in TV Ads


NOTES

I just received an email from a lady that I had talked to at the Ashland 

County Fair in the hobby building. I talked about her in an earlier story.

She went on to say that I would not remember her. Wrong!

I remember almost all friendly people and it may take a while for me to 

forget them. If you are reading this, thanks for your friendly email.


I just heard on TV that a woman received a phone call from an unknown

person saying "why, with your education, are you voting for Hillary Clinton."

That person went on to state her social security number. 


Also, Tyson Foods has issued a recall on some of their products because of 

a plastic left in the product when it was processed.


AMERICAN PRESIDENTS....

Major General

Andrew Jackson

7th President of the United States

In office - March 4, 1829 – March 4, 1837

Vice President John C. Calhoun (1829–1832)

None (1832–1833)

Martin Van Buren (1833–1837)

Preceded by John Quincy Adams

Succeeded by Martin Van Buren

Military Governor of Florida

In office - March 10, 1821 – December 31, 1821

Appointed by James Monroe

Preceded by José María Coppinger

as Governor of Spanish East Florida

Succeeded by William Pope Duval

United States Senator - from Tennessee

In office - March 4, 1823 – October 14, 1825

Preceded by John Williams

Succeeded by Hugh Lawson White

In office - September 26, 1797 – April 1, 1798

Preceded by William Cocke

Succeeded by Daniel Smith

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives

from Tennessee's At-Large district

In office - December 4, 1796 – September 26, 1797

Preceded by Position established

Succeeded by William Claiborne

Personal details

Born March 15, 1767

Waxhaws border region between North Carolina and South Carolina (exact 

location disputed)

Died June 8, 1845 (aged 78)

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Resting place - The Hermitage - Nashville, Tennessee

Political party Democratic (1828–1845)

Other political - affiliations Democratic-Republican (Before 1828)

Spouse(s) Rachel Donelson - (m. 1794; d. 1828)

Children 10, including Daniel Smith Donelson, and Andrew Jackson Donelson

Profession - Planter, Lawyer and General

Awards Thanks of Congress

Military service

Allegiance United States of America

Service/branch United States Army

Flag of Tennessee.svg Tennessee Militia

Rank US-O6 insignia.svgColonel

US-O8 insignia.svgMajor general

Battles/wars American Revolutionary War

 • Battle of Hobkirk's Hill Creek War

 • Battle of Talladega

 • Battles of Emuckfaw and Enotachopo Creek

 • Battle of Horseshoe Bend

War of 1812

 • Battle of Pensacola

 • Battle of New Orleans

First Seminole War

Conquest of Florida

 • Battle of Fort Negro

 • Siege of Fort Barranca"


WORLD

Yesterday I received an email from postcrossing.com saying that

my postcard to Malaysia had arrived: 

Good news, Forrest!

Your postcard US-4232579 to _______ in Malaysia has arrived! It reached 

its destination in 18 days after traveling 9,378 miles!

Postcrossing,com said that the young woman (no names mentioned)  

wrote you a message:

“Hello Forrest, thank you so much for the lovely card, a beautiful 

country side that makes me remember my younger days watching 

Little House on the Prairie.  And thank you for the dime also. 

May you have a great days a head and beautiful & happy life too, 

keep smiling.”

Now YOU will receive a postcard from another random member... keep 

an eye on your mailbox!

There are certainly a lot of wonderful people all over our world.


REUTERS

by Katie Paul, Marwa Rashad and Celine Aswad | RIYADH/DUBAI

"A decision to slash ministerial pay by a fifth reflects Saudi Arabia's 

resolve to nudge its citizens into tolerating a fall in living standards 

at a time of low oil prices.

Along with reductions unveiled on Monday that will affect all public

sector workers, the cuts also flag to financial markets before a debut 

sovereign bond issue that the oil exporter is committed to budget 

discipline.

The measures appear largely to formalise savings introduced ad 

hoc in parts of the state apparatus since last year, but their 

announcement on state media, which gave an official start date of 

Oct 1., is not without political risk.

In a country that has no elections and where political legitimacy 

rests partly on distribution of oil revenue, the ability of citizens to 

adapt to reforms aimed at reducing oil dependence and improving 

self-reliance is crucial for stability.

Some Saudis appeared prepared to accept austerity following the 

signal that ministers would share the pain.

"Most of my colleagues are furious, but I see it as normal at such times," 

said Fahad, 27, a post office worker, who said his monthly take-home 

pay, including benefits, would fall to 4,800 riyals ($1,280) from 6,000. 

"The country has given us a lot in the past and it is our duty to show 

solidarity now."

However, with about two thirds of working Saudis employed by the 

state, scepticism surfaced on social media. "The beginning of the 

end!" tweeted a writer using the name Nashat Haider. "Not a rise in 

efficiency, it's a rise in poverty" wrote Alsheikhah Madawi.

The ruling Al Saud family has often hesitated to enact reforms that 

may stir unrest among Saudis, but with oil prices stubbornly low, it 

is now pushing changes to revitalise the private sector, slim the 

state, and get more Saudis into work.

A lack of taxes, a big public sector, subsidised fuel and abundant 

government spending are benefits that officials have long cautioned 

are unaffordable, yet are seen as a right by many citizens because 

of the kingdom's high oil output.

But energy prices have plummeted since mid-2014, causing steep 

declines in income and putting economic growth at risk.

It was unclear how far the steps will trim a budget deficit that 

reached a record $98 billion last year.

In any case the wage cuts for ministers and others "of ministerial 

rank", while unlikely to win big savings by themselves, appear 

specifically aimed at deflecting public anger by targetting those at 

the apex of society, economists said.

The foreign exchange, credit default swap and international bond 

markets were little moved by the news. But initial reaction on 

regional stock markets was negative, as traders concluded the cuts 

would curb consumers' disposable income. Saudi Arabia's main 

stock index closed down 3.8 percent.

"LISTEN AND OBEY"

Others on Twitter expressed their acceptance of the cuts to wages 

and other financial benefits that can form a large part of Saudi's 

overall income.

The hashtag "We are all today King Salman's sons" was trending, and 

the message "Listen and Obey", as the main duty of citizens towards 

their rulers, was widely shared.

Abdulaziz al-Askar, a legal adviser, tweeted that Saudis' ancestors 

swore allegiance to the Al Saud based on Islam and not on the basis 

of "allowances and bonuses".

Nawaf al-Otaibi, 42, who does civilian work for the Ministry of 

Defence, said the cuts would help to address long-term economic 

pressures and ease further sweeping reforms, which include the 

partial privatisation of oil giant Saudi Aramco. Reduced benefits 

would result in belt-tightening, he suggested.

"I get about 20 to 30 percent of my total income from these extras, so 

I'll have to cut back on spending - maybe put off some plans for the 

future but mostly just cut back on daily spending for the family, on 

the kids, things like this," he said.

From an international perspective, the measures constitute a an 

attempt to convey the government's seriousness about tackling the 

budget deficit, economists say.

Apostolos Bantis, head of emerging market corporate credit 

research at Commerzbank, said the payroll and benefit cuts were 

"trying to send a signal to investors that the government is serious 

about reforms and that it's ready to even touch something sensitive 

and political".

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"The government is trying to give a signal to the local population 

that they need to tighten their belts and that this is starting from 

the top."

NOTHING OFF LIMITS

Monica Malik, chief economist at Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, 

said she estimated that savings from the cuts would amount to less 

than 1.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).

But she added that the message was stronger than the anticipated 

savings. "Nothing is off bounds for potential fiscal reforms and it 

shows ongoing momentum to narrow the fiscal deficit. This is 

especially ahead of the expected international bond issuance,

" she said.

NCB Capital estimated allowances accounted for about a quarter 

of the government's total salary bill last year, which was 38 percent 

of its overall budget of about $260 billion. But it is not known how 

far the latest measures will curb government spending on 

allowances, which Saudis say are many and varied.

More substantial ways of plugging the budget gap include a 

$10 billion loan obtained from international banks in May and Saudi 

Arabia's debut international bond issue expected in October. 

Bankers expect it to be worth a minimum of $10 billion.

The central bank said on Sunday it had decided to inject around 

20 billion riyals in time deposits into the banking system and 

introduced two new maturity periods for repurchase agreements, 

aiming to help boost financial stability in the local market.

($1 = 3.7503 riyals)

(Reporting by Marwa Rashad, Katie Paul, Reem Shamseddine, 

Tom Arnold, Celine Aswad, Davide Barbuscia, Editing by William 

Maclean and David Stamp)


REUTERS

Is Japan right to accelerate 'Abenomics'?

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 01:22

"Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised to speed up his 

economic growth program ''Abenomics'' even more in order to lead 

Japan out of decades-long stagnation. But, as Ivor Bennett reports, 

not everyone is convinced the plan will work.

There's no denying his commitment to the cause. What has been 

questioned though is his policy. Three years after Shinzo Abe first 

launched Abenomics - the jury is still out. Time then, he says, to 

ramp it up.  JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER, SHINZO ABE, (SAID) "We 

will speed up Abenomics and do our utmost to quickly break Japan 

away from deflation." The commitment comes after the Bank of Japan's 

abrupt policy shift. Away from negative rates and massive money 

printing, towards long term yield curve control. Far from withdrawing 

from the battle to raise inflation, though, Governor Kuroda says he is 

standing by Abe's side. Insisting the BOJ would use every available tool 

to achieve the 2 percent target, with 'no limit' to further stimulus. Monetary 

easing is only one of the three Abenomic arrows though. Fiscal stimulus 

and structural reform are still some way from the target....

SIMON FRENCH, CHIEF ECONOMIST, PANMURE GORDON, 

(SAID): "And of course, both those first two arrows are just buying 

time for the third arrow to land, which is of course what we talked 

about earlier in the European Union - structural reform - still the 

most important thing for the long term trajectory of the Japanese 

economy." Japanese shares fell on the news of potential further 

easing. Banks in particular seen as vulnerable should rates go 

deeper into negative territory."


FATHER AND/OR MOTHER

CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY....

"I can remember Father singing 'me o my o' and that's all I remember.

I googled 'me o my o' and came up with a song written and sang by Hank

Willams called "Jambalaya (On The Bayou)""

Lovesick Blues

"A major hit for Hank Williams, "Lovesick Blues" moved him to the 

mainstream of country music and assured him a position in the 

Grand Ole Opry.

Williams signed with MGM Records in 1947 and released "Move It on 

Over", which became a massive country hit. In 1948 he moved to 

Shreveport, Louisiana, and he joined the Louisiana Hayride, a radio 

show broadcast that propelled him into living rooms all over the 

southeast appearing on weekend shows. Williams eventually started 

to host a show on KWKH and started touring across western Louisiana

and eastern Texas, always returning on Saturdays for the weekly 

broadcast of the Hayride.... After a few more moderate hits, in 

1949 he released his version of the 1922 Cliff Friend & Irving Mills 

song "Lovesick Blues",[46] made popular by Rex Griffin. Williams' 

version became a huge country hit; the song stayed at number one 

on the Billboard charts over four consecutive months,[47] crossing 

over to mainstream audiences and gaining Williams a place in the 

Grand Ole Opry.... On June 11, 1949, Williams made his debut at

the Grand Ole Opry, where he became the first performer to receive 

six encores.... He brought together Bob McNett (guitar), Hillous Butrum 

(bass), Jerry Rivers (fiddle) and Don Helms (steel guitar) to form the 

most famous version of the Drifting Cowboys, earning an estimated 

US$1,000 per show (equivalent to US$9,945.5 in 2016).... That year 

Audrey Williams gave birth to Randall Hank Williams (Hank 

Williams, Jr.).... During 1949, he joined the first European tour of the 

Grand Ole Opry, performing in military bases in England, Germany 

and Azores.... Williams released seven hit songs after "Lovesick Blues", 

including "Wedding Bells",[46] "Mind Your Own Business", "You're 

Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)", and "My Bucket's Got a Hole 

in It"....

1950s....

Beyond the Sunset

One characteristic of Williams' recordings as Luke the Drifter is the use 

of narration rather than singing.

In 1950, Williams began recording as "Luke the Drifter" for his religious-

themed recordings, many of which are recitations rather than singing. 

Fearful that disc jockeys and jukebox operators would hesitate to accept 

these unusual recordings, Williams used this alias to avoid hurting the 

marketability of his name.[53] Although the real identity of Luke the 

Drifter was supposed to be anonymous, Williams often performed part 

of the material of the recordings on stage. Most of the material was 

written by Williams, in cases with the help of Fred Rose and his son 

esley.... The songs depicted Luke the Drifter traveling around from place 

to place, narrating stories from different characters and philosophizing 

about life.... Some of the compositions were accompanied by a pipe organ....

Hank Williams in concert in 1951

Around this time Williams released more hit songs, such as "My Son Calls 

Another Man Daddy", "They'll Never Take Her Love from Me", "Why 

Should We Try Anymore", "Nobody's Lonesome for Me", "Long Gone 

Lonesome Blues", "Why Don't You Love Me", "Moanin' the Blues", and 

"I Just Don't Like This Kind of Living".... In 1951 "Dear John" became 

a hit, but it was the flip side, "Cold, Cold Heart", that became one of 

his most-recognized songs. A pop cover version by Tony Bennett 

released the same year stayed on the charts for 27 weeks, peaking 

at number one....

Hank's career reached a peak in August–September 1951 with his 

Hadacol tour of the U.S. with actor Bob Hope and other luminaries. 

During the tour, Hank was photographed signing a motion picture 

deal with MGM. In October Hank recorded a demo, "There's a Tear 

in My Beer" for a friend, "Big Bill Lister", who recorded it in the studio. 

On November 14, 1951 Hank flew to New York with his steel guitar 

player Don Helms where he appeared on television for the first time 

on "The Perry Como Show." There he and Perry sang "Hey Good Lookin'." 

Photos but no existing footage remain of his appearance.

In November 1951 Hank suffered a fall during a hunting trip with his 

fiddler Jerry Rivers in Franklin, Tennessee. The fall reactivated his 

old back pains. He later started to consume painkillers, including 

morphine, and alcohol to ease the pain.... On May 21, he had been 

admitted to North Louisiana Sanitarium for the treatment of his 

alcoholism, leaving on May 24.... On December 13, 1951 he had a 

spinal fusion at the Vanderbilt University Hospital, being released on 

December 24.... During his recovery, he lived with his mother in 

Montgomery, and later moved to Nashville with Ray Price.[60]

During March and April 1952 Hank flew to New York with steel 

guitarist Don Helms, where he made two appearances with other 

Grand Ole Opry members on "The Kate Smith Show." He sang 

"Cold, Cold Heart," "Hey Good Lookin'," "Glory Bound Train" with 

other cast members, and a duet, "I Can't Help It if I'm Still in Love 

with You" with Anita Carter. Footage remains of this appearance. 

That spring he had a brief affair with dancer Bobbi Jett, with whom 

he fathered a daughter, Jett Williams (born January 6, 1953, two 

days after his interment).

In June 1952, he recorded "Jambalaya," "Window Shopping," 

"Settin' the Woods on Fire," and "I'll Never Get out of this World Alive." 

In early July, Audrey Williams divorced Hank. The next day he 

recorded "You Win Again" and "I Won't be Home No More." About 

this time he met Billie Jean Jones, a girlfriend of country singer 

Faron Young, at the Grand Ole Opry. As a girl, Billy had lived down 

the street from Hank when he was with the Louisiana Hayride, and now 

Hank began to visit her frequently in Shreveport, causing him to 

miss many Grand Ole Opry appearances.

On August 11, 1952, Williams was dismissed from the Grand Ole 

Opry for habitual drunkenness and missing shows. He returned to 

Shreveport, Louisiana to perform in KWKH and WBAM shows and 

in the Louisiana Hayride, for which he toured again. His performances 

were acclaimed when he was sober, but despite the efforts of his 

work associates to get him to shows sober, his abuse of alcohol 

resulted in occasions when he did not appear or his performances 

were poor.... In October 1952 he married Billie Jean Jones....

During his last recording session on September 23, 1952, Williams 

recorded "Kaw-Liga," along with "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Take 

These Chains from My Heart," and "I Could Never be Ashamed 

of You." Due to Williams' excesses, Fred Rose stopped working 

with him. By the end of 1952, Williams had started to suffer heart 

problems.... He met Horace "Toby" Marshall in Oklahoma City, who 

said that he was a doctor. Marshall had been previously convicted 

for forgery, and had been paroled and released from the Oklahoma 

State Penitentiary in 1951. Among other fake titles he said that he 

was a Doctor of Science. He purchased the DSC title for $35 from 

the Chicago School of Applied Science; in the diploma, he requested 

that the DSC be spelled out as "Doctor of Science and Psychology". 

Under the name of Dr. C. W. Lemon he prescribed Williams with 

amphetamines, Seconal, chloral hydrate, and morphine....

Death of Hank Williams

Entrance marker of the Oakwood Annex Cemetery in Montgomery, 

Alabama Williams was scheduled to perform at the Municipal Auditorium 

in Charleston, West Virginia on Wednesday December 31, 1952. Advance 

ticket sales totaled US$3,500. That day, because of an ice storm in the 

Nashville area, Williams could not fly, so he hired a college student, 

Charles Carr, to drive him to the concerts.... Carr called the Charleston 

auditorium from Knoxville to say that Williams would not arrive on time 

owing to the ice storm and was ordered to drive Williams to Canton, Ohio, 

for the New Year's Day concert there....

They arrived at the Andrew Johnson Hotel in Knoxville, Tennessee, where 

Carr requested a doctor for Williams, as he was feeling the combination 

of the chloral hydrate and alcohol he had drunk on the way from 

Montgomery to Knoxville.[66] Dr. P.H. Cardwell injected Williams with 

two shots of vitamin B12 that also contained a quarter-grain of morphine. 

Carr and Williams checked out of the hotel; the porters had to carry 

Williams to the car, as he was coughing and hiccuping.... At around 

midnight on Thursday January 1, 1953, when they crossed the Tennessee 

state line and arrived in Bristol, Virginia, Carr stopped at a small all-night 

restaurant and asked Williams if he wanted to eat. Williams said he did 

not, and those are believed to be his last words.... Carr later drove on 

until he stopped for fuel at a gas station in Oak Hill, West Virginia, 

where he realized that Williams was dead. The filling station's owner 

called the chief of the local police.... In Williams' Cadillac the police 

found some empty beer cans and unfinished handwritten lyrics....

Dr. Ivan Malinin performed the autopsy at the Tyree Funeral House. 

Malinin found hemorrhages in the heart and neck and pronounced 

the cause of death as "insufficiency of the right ventricle of the heart".... 

That evening, when the announcer at Canton announced Williams' 

death to the gathered crowd, they started laughing, thinking that it 

was just another excuse. After Hawkshaw Hawkins and other 

performers started singing "I Saw the Light" as a tribute to Williams, 

the crowd, now realizing that he was indeed dead, sang along....

Dr. Malinin also wrote that Williams had been severely beaten and 

kicked in the groin recently. Also local magistrate Virgil F. Lyons 

ordered an inquest into Williams' death concerning the welt that was 

visible on his head....

His body was transported to Montgomery, Alabama, on Friday 

January 2 and placed in a silver coffin that was first shown at his 

mother's boarding house for two days. His funeral took place on 

Sunday January 4 at the Montgomery Auditorium, with his coffin 

placed on the flower-covered stage.... An estimated 15,000 to 

25,000 people passed by the silver coffin, and the auditorium was 

filled with 2,750 mourners.[75] His funeral was said to have been 

far larger than any ever held for any other citizen of Alabama and 

the largest event ever held in Montgomery.[76][77] Williams' 

remains are interred at the Oakwood Annex in Montgomery. 

The president of MGM told Billboard magazine that the company 

got only about five requests for pictures of Williams during the 

weeks before his death, but over three hundred afterwards. The

local record shops sold out of all of their records, and customers 

were asking for all records ever released by Williams.... His final 

single, released in November 1952 while he was still alive, was 

titled "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive". "Your Cheatin' Heart" 

was written and recorded in September 1952 but released in late

January 1953 after Williams' death. The song, backed by "Kaw-Liga," 

was number one on the country charts for six weeks. It provided the 

title for the 1964 biographical film of the same name, which starred 

George Hamilton.[78] "Take These Chains From My Heart" was released 

in April 1953 and went to #1 on the country charts. "I Won't Be Home No 

More," released in July, went to #3, and an overdubbed demo, "Weary 

Blues From Waitin,'" written with Ray Price, went to #7...."

TO BE CONTINUED....



QUOTE (S) FOR THIS POST

"The season of Fall again and the temperatures are nearing 50, which 

means it's time for flowering annuals to die and flowering perennials to 

begin to start to sleep."

 Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 1,380,000 results (1.71 seconds) 

No results found for "The season of Fall again and the 

temperatures are nearing 50, witch means its time for flowering 

annuals to die and flowering perennials to begin to start to sleep.".


IN THE FLOWER GARDEN WITH FORREST CARICOFE

It calls for rain for the next few days.Today I want to work on 

landscaping, moving sod to the incline just back of the deck. I also 

need to break up the fern I bought at Lowes on sale and plant the 

resulting parts. Ferns are difficult to break up, so I might try to use

an ax this time. I also need to plant some bulbs that I have not 

had time for.  

I had wanted to move the large annuals to the flower bed beside the 

deck, but I'll just have to let them die in place.


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