Wednesday, November 9, 2016

268th post



"Back to Ft. Polk and the Leadership Training School. After I graduated from there

I...." got a one to two week brake before I was to report to Ft, Gordon, Georgia 

for Military Police training. I believe we were paid monthly by going into this 

room where an officer sat and I would come to attention and say "Sir, Private 

Caricofe reporting for pay." The officer would dole out the cash on the table. 

I would pick it up, assume the position of attention, do an about face and march 

from the room. And so and so on, each trainee following the same procedure.

I believe the pay for a private for a month was about $60 at the time (1964).

I had not been home in about 3 years, not even communicating with my family.

I learned later on after my Father's death, sadly, that he was in contact with the

local draft board in Harrisonburg, Virginia asking them to contact him if they

heard where I was at. I also learned that he said that his hair had turned grey 

while I was gone. How do I apologize to him now since he is in Heaven and I'm

still here on earth?....



The Denver Post

Colorado passes medical aid in dying, joining five other states

By - JENNIFER BROWN | PUBLISHED: November 8, 2016 

at 12:00 pm | UPDATED: November 9, 2016 at 1:34 am

"Colorado passed a medical aid in dying measure Tuesday that will allow 

adults suffering from terminal illness to take life-ending, doctor-prescribed 

sleeping medication.

The ballot initiative passed overwhelmingly, by a two-thirds, one-third split, 

according to unofficial returns. Supporters claimed victory an hour after polls 

closed in Colorado.

“Today is bittersweet for our family,” said Melissa Hollis Brenkert, who 

watched her sister die painfully from a brain tumor. “Passage of Prop 106 

means that Coloradans will now have options when facing pain and suffering 

at the end of their lives.”

Opponents, though, vowed to keep fighting to protect the elderly and 

people with disabilities, who they said are the law’s targets. “We are deeply 

disappointed and concerned about Colorado legalizing doctor-assisted 

suicide,” said Jeff Hunt, vice president of public policy for Colorado Christian 

University. “The fight is not over.”

Proposition 106, the “End of Life Options” measure, models Oregon’s “Death 

with Dignity” law, passed 22 years ago. With 63 percent of votes counted, the 

initiative had 1,279,077 votes, or 65.3 percent, compared with 678,936 or 34.6 

percent, against.

Two physicians would have to agree the person is mentally competent and has 

fewer than six months to live, and the person choosing to die would have to self-

administer the dosage of secobarbital, historically used in low doses as a 

sleeping pill. People with dementia or Alzheimer’s would not be eligible for 

the prescription.

“My dad wanted this option for peace of mind in his dying days and, ultimately, 

for the opportunity of a gentle passing,” said Julie Selsberg, who worked on 

the campaign. “Now we know that Coloradans believe that offering the option 

of medical aid in dying is the kind, compassionate, safe and just thing to do.”

The measure was among the most emotionally charged initiatives on the state 

ballot. Colorado would join four other states that have followed Oregon with 

similar laws or court action — Washington, Vermont, Montana and California."

Jennifer Brown Denver Post reporter on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.  Cyrus 

McCrimmon, The  Denver Post

Jennifer Brown is an investigative reporter for The Denver Post, where she has 

worked since 2005. She has written about the child welfare system, mental 

health, education and politics. She previously worked for The Associated 

Press, The Tyler Morning Telegraph in Texas, and the Hungry Horse News in 

Montana.  Follow Jennifer Brown@jbrownDPost



"Those who care nothing of human life, like ISIS, should be taken now by Allah 

to the Muslim Pit of Blazing Fire (Arabic - Jahannam meaning hell)."
Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 253 results (1.66 seconds) 

No results found for "Those who care nothing of human life, like ISIS, should be 

taken now by Allah to the Muslim Pit of Blazing Fire (Arabic - Jahannam meaning 



"What does "upset" mean in a presidential election, to win when all thought 

you had no chance at all, or dismayed because you have lost."

Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 484,000 results (1.50 seconds) 

No results found for "What does "upset" mean in a presidential election, to win 

when all thought you had no chance at all, or dismayed because you have lost."

"Like they say in baseball and in this Presidential Election, "it ain't over till

it's over or it ain't over till the fat lady sings.""

Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 74,400 results (1.76 seconds) 

No results found for "Like they say in baseball and in this Presidential Election 

"it ain't over till it's over or it ain't over till the fat lady sings.""

Note: the above quote does not apply anymore, but I like it so I'm keeping it.


"Donald Trump will address the nation from New York City this evening as the 

president elect of the United States.

The Trump campaign has been holding its election night party all night at the 

New York Hilton Midtown, with the festivities beginning at 6:30 p.m. Eastern 

Time. Trump’s supporters have become more and more energized as the 

hours have ticked on, and Trump will take the stage to address them soon. The 

Broadcasting. It’s not currently known when Trump will take the stage, as we’re 

still awaiting for many more results to come in. But at about 1:00 a.m., Decision 

Desk HQ officially made their call that Donald Trump has been elected 

president, and it looks incredibly unlikely that the election will end any other 

way at this point.

It’s difficult to overstate how monumental of an event this is in the history of 

American politics. Donald Trump went into this election night being seen as 

having no real shot at the White House, with many Democrats not even 

expecting the race to be remotely close. Trump has pulled off what will likely 

go down as the most shocking political upset in history, and the election 

result proved nearly every single poll and electoral projection wrong.

In fact, it seemed for a while that even Donald Trump himself wasn’t sure that 

he was going to win the election. After all, when he was asked during the 

presidential debate whether he would concede to Hillary Clinton if he loses, 

Trump refused to commit to doing so, saying, “I’ll keep you in suspense” 

seemingly because part of him doubted he could pull this thing off. 

Obviously, conceding to Hillary Clinton is no longer an issue.

So what will Trump say in his speech tonight? Both supporters and detractors 

alike are hoping for the new president to start to heal the divide after an 

incredibly heated and contentious election cycle. It’s also unknown how 

Donald Trump may address Hillary Clinton, his opponent who he has 

repeatedly said should be in jail.

Hillary Clinton is also expected to speak from the Javits Center in New York City, 

although many of her supporters have already left the arena in tears.

The Washington Post

Even Trump supporters were stunned by the direction of the race.

Election results: Donald Trump wins Pennsylvania, putting victory within grasp

By Matea Gold and David A. Fahrenthold November 9 at 2:19 AM 

Donald Trump was projected to win Pennsylvania early Wednesday morning, 

putting victory within grasp for the Republican presidential nominee, who 

entered election day an underdog but racked up unexpected wins in a series 

of battleground states.

In securing the Keystone State’s whopping 20 electoral votes, Trump all but 

closed off a path for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to become the first 

woman in the Oval Office. He held 264 electoral votes, just six shy of the 270 

majority need to win the White House.

It was the first time since 1988 that a GOP presidential candidate won 

Pennsylvania – a sign of the resonance Trump’s message had with white voters 

outside of the urban centers.

The states still un-called were New Hampshire, Minnesota, Arizona, Alaska, 

Wisconsin and Michigan.

Bill watching TV me listening (5:00 AM 11/9/2016 EDST). Wisconsin from above

gave Donald Trump the electoral college votes (10) to win with 274 electoral 

votes. Electoral college votes needed are 270.

The newscaster also said that this was the "most stunning upset in modern Times."

"[A] little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political 

world as storms in the physical." - T. Jefferson, 1787

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

United States presidential election, 1948

Elected President

Harry S. Truman


"The United States presidential election of 1948 was the 41st quadrennial 

presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 2, 1948. Incumbent 

President Harry S. Truman, the Democratic nominee, who had succeeded to 

the presidency after the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945, 

successfully ran for election for a full term against Thomas E. Dewey, the 

Republican nominee, who also was the Republican presidential nominee 

in 1944.

The election is considered to be the greatest election upset in American 


And a picture of Hillary Clinton on News Week magazine and saying "Madam

President." That might be a collector's item.


"The weather is a topic of conversation for old people like me because dementia 

has taken away the things I use to talk about."
Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 5,970,000 results (1.83 seconds) 

No results found for "The weather is a topic of conversation for old people like 

me because dementia has taken away the things I use to talk about."


Weather for Smithville, Ohio

Today                                      RAIN                          48° 34°

Thu                                         SUNNY                       58° 42°

Fri                                           CLOUDY                    51° 29°

Sat                                           SUNNY                       48° 29°

The Weather Channel - Weather Underground - A

It rained during the night when I was asleep and when I went out to the garage

to make my first pot of coffee, (about 2:00 AM 11/9/2016 EDST). 

Back to the garage again for my second pot of coffee and an oyster sandwich.

It's raining lightly now (6:15 AM 11/9/2016 EDST).

The Massillon Walmart called yesterday and said they had completed the tinting

of my new eyeglasses. So, I believe I can do that today if nothing else.

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