Saturday, November 26, 2016

285th post

From Google search: "Enjoy Black Friday deals from the Google Store."


"Some folks are as good as family even though they ain't blood-kin."
Forrest Caricofe

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I guess there ain't much more to tell because I don't remember much more of 

OUR HOUSE ON OTTOBINE ROAD except I don't know if I told you about the 

Showalter girls. They were about 4 or 5 years older than us. That might have 

had brothers, but I don't remember seeing them. They're were maybe two or 

more of the sisters of the Old Order Mennonite faith that just lived up the road. 

We, maybe Roland and me, would walk or bike to their house. I don't think 

they ever visited at our house, we just went to theirs. If we walked or biked, 

we'd go out our lane a turn left and stay on the left facing traffic like Mother 

always taught us to do. About a half mile and just before a wide upward curve 

to the left on Ottobine Road we would turn right onto the Showalter's lane to 

their house. It was of gravel and packed hard dirt and a slight downward 

slope and could be compared to a football field's distance. After you got to 

the house if the sisters weren't near, you turned left with the lane and moved 

around to the back of the house where the barn and silos stood. There was 

pond directly east of the east side of the house where the Showalter girls 

tried to teach us to ice skate in the Winter. Roland might have learned, but I 

never did. We didn't spend a lot of time at the Showalter's place because they 

had to learn to be wives and Mothers. But for the times we did share some time 

together, I guess you'd say that the Showalter girls were our big sisters that 

we never had....



"Controversial leaders of their country may be loved or hated when they're 


Forrest Caricofe

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"If humans were the dieties chosen beings, why did they allow the dinosaurs

to be first?"

Forrest Caricofe

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allow the dinosaurs to be first?"


*Cuban President Fidel Castro has died at age 90. 

Castro was the son of a well off sugar planter and took control of Cuba, who

suffered under the corrupt quarter-century dictatorship of Fulgencio Batistain, 

in 1959, promising his county's people that he would share with them the wealth 

of their island nation.

His death was announced on Cuban state TV by his younger brother, Raul, who

has taken over the reigns of the government some years ago.

*Listening to the TV (5:29 AM 11/26/2016 EDT). Russian President

Vladimir Putin has sent his country's condolences to the Cuban people for the 

death of their long time revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro. They have had a 

long relationship, beginning when both were communist nations.

*Cuban exiles in Miami's "Little Havana" are celebrating the death of Fidel 

Castro and maybe in Havana, too.

*Fidel Castro has outlasted 10 US Presidents.


Will Cuba become a more free nation now? It already has. I believe that Raul 

Castro has quietly allowed some minor changes to take place, maybe, because

of his brother, Fidel's, mental and/or physical condition. US President Obama

has lifted some restrictions for US citizens traveling to, trading with, etc. and

he had to get that permission from someone in the Cuban government.

We'll see what happens. 

*Dinosaur-Killing Crater Study Validates Geological Theory

By Eric Mack   |   Thursday, 24 Nov 2016 10:06 PM

Excerpt from full article:

"A drilling expedition of the massive Chicxulub crater off of the Yucat√°n 

Peninsula in Mexico has confirmed scientists' dynamic collapse theory of 

formation, according to Science magazine.

The crater, caused by an asteroid believed to have wiped out dinosaurs 

about 66 million years ago, provided evidence of "shocked, granite rocks 

from deep in the crust placed 'out of order' on top of sedimentary rock," 

which caused a "peak ring.""

*In South Korea, an estimated 2 million will protest the refusal of President Park 

to step down in light of her allowing her friend, Choi Soon-sil, to hold power 

behind the scenes.


"Some prescription medications are an enemy to those who take them."
Forrest Caricofe

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who take them."


I've told you all before about prescription medications causing side affects. 

Well, I told you so. 

A source says that 1 in 250 Americans go to hospital emergency rooms for 

allergic reactions to the medications that they are taking.

For adults, like me, who are 65 and older, the ER visits are 1 in a 100.

The prescription medications are much the same that cause reactions:

1. Blood thinners, 

2. diabetes medicines 

3. antibiotics

4. opioid painkillers 

*I just turned on the TV (3:50 AM 11/26/2016 EDT) and heard that people 

who were thought to be allergic to penicillin are not. The newscaster went on to 

say that because of people being labeled allergic to penicillin, alternate and 

less effective medications were prescribed that cause more side affects. It is 

believed that as much as 90% of people who were thought allergic to 

penicillin are not.


I know I've been giving MY OPINION a lot lately and maybe you don't like it.

But, you see, I know how you can fix that. Don't read it.

Americans are spending a lot of money this season on Christmas and for other

things. A lot of those items they don't really need and/or the people, kids mostly,

don't want them. If American's throw away 30% of their food, maybe they're 

throwing away 30% of their holiday related items. Why? Don't ask me. No, I do

have a few answers. I believe in "waste not, want not."

Use your brain and think more about what you intend to purchase.

If you make a mistake like in giving a gift to a child and they don't want it, don't

throw it in the trash, give it to "toys for tots" (USMC) or some other worthwhile 

organization. Same with food. If you bought it and don't want it, give it to a 

homeless shelter or even your neighbors. If it's a perishable item like raw beef

and has rotted and smells like a dead rat, throw it into the nearest field away 

people traffic and let the buzzards eat it. I know they are so-called ugly, but I

know they have a good heart. 


"The Deities will not allow any entry to their Kingdoms to those who live for evil."
Forrest Caricofe

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*Sources say that the residents of Aleppo, Syria have only enough food for less

than 10 days with medical supplies dwindling about the same.  


The residents of war-torn Aleppo are starving and we throw away 30% of our 

food. There is something that ain't quite right with that equation. Shame on us.

*U-2 Spy planes now patrol over Mosul flying at 70,000 feet and on often 10 hour 

missions to provide pinpoint Intel to anti-ISIS troops on the ground. The U-2 

Spy plane has been around for a long time (do you remember Gary Powers?) 

and hasn't changed much over the years except for the upgrading of its 

intelligence capabilities.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lockheed U-2

High-altitude reconnaissance aircraft

The Lockheed U-2, nicknamed "Dragon Lady", is an American single-jet 

engine, ultra-high altitude reconnaissance aircraft operated by the United 

States Air Force and previously flown by the Central Intelligence Agency. 

Top speed: 500 mph

Wingspan: 103′ 0″

Length: 63′

Engine type: General Electric F118

First flight: August 1, 1955

Designer: Kelly Johnson

Number of seats: 2

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Francis Gary Powers


Francis Gary Powers – often referred to as simply Gary Powers – was an 

American pilot whose Central Intelligence Agency U-2 spy plane was shot 

down while flying a reconnaissance mission in Soviet Union airspace, 

causing the 1960 U-2 incident. 

Born: August 17, 1929, Jenkins, KY

Died: August 1, 1977, Encino, Los Angeles, CA

Education: Milligan College

Parents: Ida Melinda Ford, Oliver Winfield Powers

Children: Francis Gary Powers Jr., Dee Rogers

Awards: Intelligence Star, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, National 

Defense Service Medal, Prisoner of War Medal


"Beware of making enemies before running for an office because they may 

return to bite you in the arse."

Forrest Caricofe

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"Some people just can't give into the thought of giving up."

Forrest Caricofe

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*Facebook has been having trouble with what is called "fake news."

And Russia has been accused by more than one source of hacking into the 

US media news and creating negative "fake news" against Hillary Clinton 

and helping Donald Trump. If this happened, this would be one of the most 

significant cyber-attacks in history and would have undermined the the 

democratic election process in America.

*The results from the state of Michigan in the US presidential election are 

finally in. Donald Trump has won the state by 10,704 votes.  

Trump: 2,279,543 votes

Clinton: 2,268,839 votes

Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson: 172,136 votes 

Green candidate Jill Stein: 51,463 votes


"My ancestors from long ago mostly had to stay outside in Winter, so why can't I 

do that now?"
Forrest Caricofe

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in Winter, so why can't I do that now?"


Weather for Smithville, Ohio

Today                 CLOUDY                           40° 29°

Sun                     MOSTLY_SUNNY            47° 31°

Mon                    CLOUDY                            51° 43°

The Weather Channel - Weather Underground - AccuWeather

My 1st pot of coffee in the garage (1:32 AM 11/26/2016 EDT). I guess I could 

move the coffee pot and Folger's into the house, but I just like going outside

in the morning. It ain't very far, maybe a minute each way. Barefoot and shorts

of course.

The temperature is about 37° and a wind from the west with makes the wind 

chill of 34°. 

Went out to the garage (4:07 AM 11/26/2016 EDT) for the 2nd time for my 2nd 

pot of coffee. Same temperature, less wind and some rain has dropped from the

sky since I was out the first time (1:32 AM 11/26/2016 EDT). I forgot about a 

purchase the other day. (In case I haven't told there is another refrigerator in 

the garage and combined with the midget refrigerator I have in my room in the 

house, I can store all the cool needed food that no one in the house will eat).

The purchase I made was labeled Lobster Classic, and "A Blend of Alaska

Pollock & Lobster." Gluten Free. 80 calories, 0 fat, 100mg omega-3 and 8g of 

protein. All of these stated on the 8 oz. bag were based 1 serving with the bag 

having 2.5 servings for a total calorie count of 200. 

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