Sunday, October 30, 2016

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"A long bus ride ain't the best of one's experiences."
Forrest Caricofe

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"Military basic training in the past was like going to hell at last."

Forrest Caricofe

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CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY...."I then left Houston, after that seven months 

time, on a Greyhound Bus headed for...." for Los Angeles, California. 

I found a boarding house for $25 a week and I don't believe they served the 

number of meals as the elderly sisters in Houston served. 

My brother, Roland, later joined me, not remembering how he got there, but 

it was either by hitch-hiking or by bus. We staid in a boarding house  in 

Alhambra where I don't remember the cost. The husband, who never drew a 

sober breath, did all the cooking and poring beer in every dish he cooked. 

I later remember getting a small apartment I could't afford, but I was making 

good money then and I can't remember why I had to give it up. The Southern

Pacific Railroad paid me about $1.67 an hour for working in the office.

The Harrisonburg, Virginia Draft Board finally caught with me there in Los 

Angeles. I then transferred my draft orders from Harrisonburg to Los Angeles

and was destined to go to Ft. Ord, California for basic training, but they had 

an outbreak of spinal meningities and they sent a plane load of us so-called 

California boys to a hell hole in the south they called....



BBC News

Powerful quake hits central Italy near Norcia

From the section Europe

"A strong earthquake has struck near Norcia in central Italy, destroying 

numerous buildings.

The quakes come nearly two months after a major earthquake killed 

almost 300 people and destroyed several towns.

Sunday's quake measured magnitude 6.6, larger than the August quake and 

several aftershocks last week, and was at a depth of only 1.5km (0.9 miles).

There were no immediate reports of casualties, but tremors were felt in the 

capital Rome.

The US Geological Survey said the epicentre of the quake was 68km 

south-east of the regional centre of Perugia and close to the small town of 


Monks at the monastery of San Benedetto, an international Benedictine 

community in Norcia, tweeted an image of the Basilica of St Benedict 

destroyed by the earthquake.

Frightened residents rushed into squares and streets after the quake, at 

about 07:40 local time (06:40 GMT), AP reported."

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"Sports fans are sometime so emotional when rooting for their team, they 

could be diagnosed as psychotic in their behavior."
Forrest Caricofe

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The Cleveland Indians baseball team won again last night in Chicago.

The score was 7-2 and they lead the series 3 games to 1. If the Indians win 

again tonight in Chicago they will be the World Series Champions. I they

loose, they will have two more opportunities when the series moves to 

Cleveland for the last 2 games (if needed).

I believe that the Indians are making a good accounting for themselves

since the Chicago Cubs were highly rated to win the series and the Indians

to loose it all.

USA TODAY Sports  October 30, 2016

Indians one win away from ending World Series heartache

Bob Nightengale

Cleveland continues to dominate in Chicago, taking a 3-1 series lead. 

USA TODAY Sports' Ted Berg breaks down Saturday's game. USA TODAY 


CHICAGO — Just when you thought that Steve Bartman was the most hated 

man in his Chicago neighborhood, along came Cleveland Indians second 

baseman Jason Kipnis.

Kipnis, who grew up in the north side of Chicago, down the street from 

Bartman, and even attended the same school as the man blamed for extending 

the Cubs’ jinx, sure knows how to make it a long, cold winter in Chicago.

It was Kipnis’ three-run homer in the seventh inning Saturday night that broke 

the heart of Chicago Cubs’ fans everywhere, sealing the Cubs’ fate, and leaving 

them on the verge of uttering that old refrain:


When his football career ended, he became an Opera sensation

“Wait ‘til Next Year.’’

The Indians, who have turned this entire postseason into their own pitching

showcase, clobbered the Cubs, 7-2, taking a 3 games to 1 lead in this 

best-of-seven World Series.

Just one more victory, and for the first time since 1948, the Indians are 

World Series champions.


Indians silence Cubs, move one win from World Series title

"One more defeat, the Cubs will go home for the 108th consecutive winter 

without a World Series title, only this time, the heartbreak hurts a little worse.

“I love it,’’ says Kipnis. “I hope we break all of them. I hope when I come 

home for Thanksgiving, Christmas, the off season, I want to have a smile on 

my face when I look at all these Cubs’ fans.’’

The sellout crowd of 41,706, who has watched their team now score just two 

runs in two games at Wrigley Field, can hardly believe what they’re watching.

Come on, this isn’t supposed to be happening.

Wasn’t it inevitable, from the first day of spring training, to their 103 victories in 

the regular season, through the first two rounds of the postseason, that this was 

going to be the Cubs’ year?

The world was going to stop, and millions of baseball fans would pay homage 

to the end of baseball’s longest World Series drought.

The Indians, of course, have been in this position before, only to endure 


They were up 3 games to 1 in the 2007 ALCS, needing just one victory to reach 

the World Series, only to be outscored, 30-5 in the next three games.

They were two outs away from winning the 1997 World Series, only to blow a 

ninth-inning lead, and lose in 11 innings.

Now, here they are again, on the threshold of baseball’s ultimate prize, the 

coveted World Series trophy.

Just one victory Sunday in the final game of the season at Wrigley Field, or 

one in the final two scheduled games at Progressive Field in Cleveland, and 

the Indians will join the Cavs to make Cleveland Titletown USA, 2016.

So, what can go wrong?

Then again, these aren’t your parents’ Cleveland Indians, or even your 

grandparents’ club.

This is a team that has absolutely dominated the postseason, and only now 

that the Cubs are on the verge of elimination, has anyone noticed.

“I don't know that we've peaked,’’ said Cleveland manager Terry Francona, 

who has had one of the finest postseasons of any manager in history. 

“I mean, we haven't swung the bats very well the last couple of weeks. I think 

that it shows what type of team we can be though. You know, just try to 

find a way to win the game you're playing that night, whether it's getting 

one run or 10. And I don't think you have to come to a moment in the season 

where your team is special.

“You know, in my mind, I like them a lot, and they are very special. I don't 

think you have to have the stamp of a World Series on your team to feel that 

way. “Sometimes things happen you can't overcome. They've done a really good 

job of overcoming a lot. But if it got to a point where it was too much, that 

wouldn't take away how I feel about them.’’

The Indians have overcome every obstacle thrown their way. They lost two 

starting pitchers in the last two months. Their two catchers got hurt. 

Another catcher, Jonathan Lucroy, vetoed a trade to Cleveland. They even 

had a drone knock down one of their starters.

No biggie.

It’s the Indians.

They build them tough in Cleveland, with a team that ranked only 21st in 

payroll when the season started, and with a starting rotation that actually 

earns less than Cubs starters John Lackey and Jon Lester.

They refuse to let anything stand in their way, no matter how many hearts 

they break along the way.

It was Indians ace Corey Kluber, who else, who pitched another masterpiece, 

giving up just five hits in six innings. He gave up two hits and a run to the first 

three hitters he faced, and then retired 16 of the next 20 batters he faced, 

without another Cubs’ baserunner touching third base. He’ll pitch Game 7, 

if needed, or else will end his postseason having yielded a 0.89 ERA.

Yes, the dude is awfully good.

The Indians, with a 7-1 lead after Kipnis’ home run, then turned to Andrew 

Miller and Cody Allen to shut the door, not only for the game, but likely the 

Cubs’ season.

“We know what we've got," Kipnis said. “We know it's not always going to 

look pretty. No one really cares who gets it done as long as we get it done.’’

Just one victory remains for a year the Indians will never forget."

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

City in Iraq

Mosul is a city in northern Iraq, governed since 10 June 2014 by the Islamic State. 

Mosul is the last remaining major city in Iraq under IS control.

Population: 664,221 (1987) UNdata

Weather: 79°F (26°C), Wind SW at 7 mph (11 km/h), 38% Humidity

Area code: 60

Number of airports: 1

Neighborhoods: Albakir, Az Zanjili, Al Muthanna and Al Baladyat

Colleges and Universities: University of Mosul, Al-Hadba'a University College


Excerpt from full article:

Shia militias open new front in battle for Mosul

Militia coalition, known as the Popular Mobilisation Units, had not yet played 

a heavy role in the fighting.

Iraqi security forces have also made advances on the southern frontier, as 

Shia militias join the battle from the west [Reuters]Iraqi security forces have 

also made advances on the southern frontier, as Shia militias join the battle 

from the west [Reuters].

Shia militias say they have launched an assault to the west of Mosul, opening 

up a new front in the battle to drive ISIL from the country's second city and 

the group's last major bastion in the country....

Reporting the forces were "happy with the progress being made", Dekker 

added that all fronts - the Iraqi army and counter-terrorism units in the south, 

the Kurdish Peshmerga in the northeast, and now the Shia militias in the west - 

will have to consolidate their positions before moving into Mosul city, which is 

not expected to happen soon.

"The southern front still has a long way to go," she said."

Source: Al Jazeera News And Agencies

Battle for Mosul Iraq Middle East


'The BBC poll of polls looks at the five most recent national polls and takes the 

median value, ie, the value between the two figures that are higher and two 

figures that are lower.

Latest: Clinton 49%     Trump 46%

How important are national polls?

It's a tough task to gauge the mood of a nation that is home to more than 300 

million people but that doesn't stop the pollsters from trying.

National polls tend to have a sample size of about 1,000 people or more and 

can track movement and general opinion pretty well.

But the US election is won and lost in swing states and decided by the electoral 

college system.

This means that polls in states that look like they could vote for either 

candidate (Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, to name just a few) play an integral 

role in election projections."

Weiner’s tale of self-destruction rocks race for president

"The FBI informed Congress on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, it is investigating whether 

there is classified information in new emails that have emerged in its probe 

of Hillary Clinton’s private server. A U.S. official told The Associated Press the 

newly discovered emails emerged through the FBI’s separate sexting probe 

of former congressman Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of close Clinton 

confidant Huma Abedin. 

NEW YORK — Once a hard-charging young congressman, Anthony Weiner 

lost his career and his marriage to a habit of trading sexually explicit messages 

that he couldn’t shake — a lurid tale of personal self-destruction that’s suddenly 

found its way into the race for president.

Weiner is separated from Huma Abedin, the vice chairwoman of Hillary Clinton’s 

campaign and one of the Democratic nominee’s closest aides. It’s the federal 

investigation into his sexting habits that is the “unrelated case” that led the FBI 

to a new batch of emails, which agency director James Comey told Congress 

on Friday may be “pertinent to our investigation” into Clinton’s use of a 

private email server as secretary of state.

And that has once again cast a spotlight on Weiner, one-time rising Democratic 

Party star whose very name has become a punchline.

Weiner was forced to resign his seat in Congress in 2011, after accidentally 

posting a picture of himself in his underwear — a private message intended for a 

woman who was not his wife — to his Twitter account.

Abedin stood by him, and he had the audacity to ask for the voters’ forgiveness 

and run for mayor two years later. He spent time atop the polls, until fresh 

evidence emerged that he hadn’t given up his sexting habit and destroyed his 


When Weiner was caught again sending racy messages last summer, Abedin 

left him. Federal investigators started a probe in September into whether he had 

sexted with a 15-year-old girl.

“I am filled with regret and heartbroken for those I have hurt,” Weiner said 

after he and Abedin separated, lamenting what he called his “terrible 


The former congressman did not respond to repeated requests for comment 

Saturday, as the impact of his sexting extended far beyond his household.

Clinton, who has referred to Abedin as a “second daughter,” lashed out 

Saturday at the FBI’s handling of a new email review that arrived as 

unexpectedly as did the revelation that Weiner was involved.

The development led to a chorus of Democratic leaders decrying the 

bureau’s actions, which came with a little less than two weeks remaining 

before Election Day. Clinton called it “unprecedented” and 

“deeply troubling,” and her campaign chairman, John Podesta, said there 

was “no indication this is even about Hillary.”

The brash, liberal, ambitious and media-savvy Weiner spent seven terms in 

the House, building a profile as “a Democrat who fights”— an amateur 

hockey player always ready for a face-off with Republicans.

Some critics saw him as heavy on self-promotion and light on legislative 

accomplishments. But liberal supporters cheered his willingness to confront 

the GOP on such issues as public radio funding, Planned Parenthood, health 

benefits for 9/11 first responders and President Barack Obama’s health care 


Wise-cracking and scrappy, Weiner once suggested C-SPAN viewers start a 

drinking game in which they’d down a shot for every Republican misstatement 

during a debate on the health care plan — “please assign a designated driver,” 

he quipped.

As Twitter became popular, he proved a natural at delivering 

provocations, 140 characters at a time. And then it proved to be his undoing.

In May 2011, a photo of a man’s bulging underpants appeared on Weiner’s 

Twitter account. By then married and expecting a baby with Abedin, Weiner 

initially claimed his Twitter account had been hacked.

But after more racy messages and photos emerged, Weiner acknowledged 

engaging in “inappropriate” exchanges with several women. He said he was 

getting treatment and resigned at a chaotic news conference, compete with 

hecklers shouting such comments as, “Bye-bye, pervert!”

Weiner, however, wasn’t out of the public eye for long.

In 2013, he belatedly jumped into the race for mayor of the nation’s biggest 

city, a prize he’d eyed since a strong primary run in 2005. “I think that it’s up 

to New Yorkers to decide whether I get a second chance or not, and I hope 

the answer’s yes,” he told The Associated Press.

While some voters were aghast, Weiner topped polls of the primary field for 

several weeks until a woman went public with smutty messages and photos 

she said the candidate had sent to her, using the alias “Carlos Danger.”

He acknowledged he’d found new sexting partners after his resignation from 

Congress, saying he’d since stopped. But his mayoral bid disintegrated into 

angry exchanges with voters and ended with a middle-finger farewell to 

reporters after he lost the Democratic primary.

Still, Weiner didn’t entirely leave the public stage. Over time, he re-emerged 

as an incisive political observer on a local cable news station, in one of the city’s 

tabloids and on Twitter, until his reputation unraveled still further earlier this year.

This past spring, a documentary feature film about his mayoral bid made 

viewers wince as they watched how he and Abedin had tried to keep the 

campaign and their marriage going.

Then, in August, a new batch of sexts became public, including a 

bulging-underwear shot — with Weiner and Abdein’s toddler son in the frame

 — that a woman said she’d received from Weiner in 2015.

By then deeply engaged in Clinton’s campaign, Abedin issued a short statement 

saying she had decided to leave Weiner. “Anthony and I remain devoted to 

doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life,” it said."


"Sometimes a husband or a wife cannot remember their spouse or children

because of a Parkinson and/or Alzheimer's condition."
Forrest Caricofe

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bill Clinton

42nd U.S. President

William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as 

the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Clinton was Governor 

of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992, and Arkansas Attorney General 

from 1977 to 1979.

Born: August 19, 1946 (age 70), Hope, AR

Height: 6′ 2″

Presidential term: January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001

Vice president: Al Gore (1993–2001)

Education: Yale Law School (1970–1973), More

Parents: Virginia Clinton Kelley, William Jefferson Blythe Jr.


Believe it or not there is no mention of Hillary Clinton or his daughter, Chelsea.

Either he has never been married to her or he has divorced her overnight.

And maybe his daughter has disowned her Father for what he did with other


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

George Walker Bush is an American politician who was the 43rd President 

of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas 

from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush, he was 

born in New Haven, Connecticut. 

Born: July 6, 1946 (age 70), New Haven, CT

Height: 6′ 0″

Spouse: Laura Bush (m. 1977)

Presidential term: January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009

Party: Republican Party

No children?

The Bush Twins biography Who2

"The Bush Twins Biography. Twins Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush are the 

only children of former U.S. president George W. Bush and his wife Laura. 

They are fraternal twins, not identical. Barbara was born first and is named after 

her grandmother, the former First Lady and wife of George Bush the elder."


Weather for Millersburg, Ohio


Mon                                 PARTLY_CLOUDY 57° 41°

Tue                                  PARTLY_CLOUDY 75° 55°

Wed                                 PARTLY_CLOUDY 76° 58°

The Weather Channel - Weather Underground - AccuWeather

What happened? Google stated that the weather before this was from Smithville

where I live. And now it's Millersburg. I didn't move to Millersburg but I know 

where it's at. It's down south on State Route 83 and is the county seat of Holmes 


Holmes County, Ohio - Wikipedia,_Ohio


"Holmes County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 

census, the population was 42,366. Its county seat is Millersburg. ... Holmes 

County is home to an Amish community, the largest in the world, that draws 

many visitors to the county."

And if you drive further south on State Route 83 it also leads to where my Uncle 

Lester and my first cousins (Brenda and Connie and their families) live near 

Coshocton, Ohio.

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