Friday, December 9, 2016

298th post


"Someone who works at only one job during their life is missing out on life's  

Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 13,100,000 results (1.40 seconds) 

No results found for "Someone who works at only one job during their life is 

missing out on life's experiences."



I cannot remember much more about this house on Thompson Street or any of 

the other houses we lived in in Dayton. And like I told you before, I only 

remember the insides of one and that was our house on Ottobine Road.

Today I'll tell you a little bit more of the jobs I had in my early life, maybe from

my age of 21 to 30. I never intended to work a job more than a year or so

because I wanted the adventure of a different job, thus a different life 


I told you before that I started out hitch-hiking, but didn't tell where I was 

planning to go. It was New Orleans, but I got a ride from a man who wanted me

to help him drive to Houston so that's where I ended up at. My first job, I 

believe, was a roofer's helper. The roofer was a difficult person to satisfy so I

eventually quit. This was at the time I told you about before when I stayed in

the boarding house, 3 meals a day, 7 days a week and a cot to sleep on in a 

room shared by me and maybe 7-9 other men. Companies at that time didn't

want to hire young men of draft age which included me. I remember sitting in

a chair along with other job seekers in the Texas Employment Commission 

for business's to call in wanting people for day work. I remember one job I got 

for a day only and that was to place chairs down in a church. I cannot remember 

the hours worked or the pay. 

I used a city bus to get from place to place or walked if it was just a short 


I remember another job I wanted because it was union and good pay. It was 

described as hard work helping to lay oil pipline. When I talked to the man 

who was hiring he said he was looking for dark skin workers, like Hispanic 

or blacks. He said that I would, being white skinned, would burn up in the sun.

I tried to argue my case to no avail. 

My next job was full time and involved....



"The difference between North and South Korea is that South Korea is a 

democracy and can replace their leader, but North Korea is a dictatorship and

Forrest Caricofe

Google search: About 2,270,000 results (1.56 seconds) 

No results found for "The difference between North and South Korea is that 

South Korea is a democracy and can replace their leader, but North Korea is a 

dictatorship and cannot."

Note: Sometimes Google does not give to me the full results on the first try.

So, just like the results above, I had to try, try again.


I know I told you all before about that fat (around 300 pounds and almost a 

midget in height) no account &%$# dictator in North Korea. He' eating himself

to death, I hope, while his people, except for the military, are starving.


I received this email message from yesterday.

Good news, Forrest!

Your postcard US-4366454 to __________ in Finland has arrived! It reached its 

destination in 13 days after traveling 4,320 miles!

__________ wrote you a message:

“Hello Forrest! 

Thank you, I received today from you very beautiful special park landscape 

and "Boy with the boot" card! 

Envelope with a lot of great thought and energy, good mood! 

Surprise coins and visiting card. 

Thanks for the tip, I look at YouTube! 

Garden! Yes, I'll take care of the garden and the garden take care of me. 

I wish you all the best! 

Christmas is coming, so Merry Christmas! 

Happy Postcrossing __________”

Do not reply to this email! To reply go to __________ profile.

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

on your mailbox!

I believe that I said yesterday or the day before that the Finnish President 

spoke with US President-elect Donald Trump about their respective country's

relations and Finland's 100th Anniversary of Independence from the Soviet Union. 

I was in the Republic of South Korea in 1965-1996 as a member of the United 

States Army. It was then one of the most peaceful places on earth at the time. 

Not now. 

Just today, South Korean lawmakers impeached President Park Geun-hye, in 

a fall from grace. After official documents are given to the Blue House, Park 

will no longer be president of our longstanding ally. Prime Minister Hwang 

Kyo-ahn, will take over the reigns of the South Korean government until the 

Constitutional Court decides that Park must give up the presidency on a

permanet basis.


"GOOD health is dependent on GOOD food, GOOD exercise and a GOOD 

Forrest Caricofe

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exercise and a GOOD attitude."


"Healthy as a horse" is an expression I've heard before. I believe that I'm 

healthy for the most part but I don't know that I'm "Healthy as a horse" because 

I ain't never, as far as I know, been a horse before.


"No one wins in a war, wars only get rid of some evil."
Forrest Caricofe

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President Obama in a speech at McDill Air Force Base said that American's 

fight on foreign soil has changed from many "boots on the ground"to just a

few that are needed to advise, train and lead our allies against the Islamic State

and other terror groups. He said he was the first President to serve 2 full terms 

at war.

I agree with the change in part. I still believe that we could use our very elite

specials forces in 3-5 groups to kill the head leaders of the terrorists just like

we did in Pakistan in the killing Osama Bin Laden. Some terrorists military 

groups do not train their soldiers in leadership skills, like we do. and would 

be immesely hurt without trained leaders.


"Politics is like a busy sidewalk in a big city. There's a surprise around every 


Forrest Caricofe

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No results found for "Politics is like a busy sidewalk in a big city. There's a 

surprise around every corner."


*The President-elect is down to 2 main choices for Republican National 

Chairperson. He will choose between Priebus's choice, Michigan GOP chair-

woman and niece of Mitt Romney, Ronna Romney and Mike Pence's chose

of an outsider, Nick Ayers. The bets are that Trump will pick Priebus's chose.

*The DREAM Act is the House bill HR 1842 and Senate bill S952. This act lays 

down the requirements for immigrants allowed to remain in the US:

1.  Any illegal immigrant who came into the US before the age of 16.

2.  Has lived in the US for at least 5 years in a row.

3.  Is now under 35 years of age.

4.  Have a high school diploma or GED.

5.  Attend two years at a 4-year college or serve 2 of 8 years in the US military.

6.  There is no English requirement.

7.  Waivers for the above requirements may be made for hardship.

There are an estimated 11-20 million dreamers in the US.

*Rep. Steve King said there is a lot of bad (criminals) people among the 

DREAMers. He always has a lot to say too.


Number 6 aggravates me. That should be, before all others, the number 1 

requirement. We won our freedom from England. They spoke English. 

and the English who migrated to this land spoke English. English is our 

national language. We need this language to communicate with others.

I believe that it would be quite simple to require mandatory classes in English

whether in the high school, GED, 2 years of college or in the 2 years of military.

That's my thoughts on this subject.

*Stephen Moore, American documentary filmmaker and author, says to get rid 

of all Obamacare Mandates first. Moore's got a big mouth. Whether its wrong or

right, he's always got to say something about everything. He resembles that

North Korean dictator, fat, but a little taller. 

*President Reagan's son, Michael Reagan: Twitter allows Trump a better and a

more expansive way to communicate.

*I see that Harry Reid said recently of Trump, "Not as bad as I thought he would 

be."  Reid, has officially bid farewell to Washington where he has been for the 

last 30 years. I don't know how the congress has put up with that long a time, but 

I hope Nancy Pelosi, who I call his fraternal twin, is next.

*The New York Times says that Christie is now out of the running for the RNC 


I believe that the New Jersey governor should go on back to New Jersey. 

"Bridgegate" has hurt him more than he thinks.

*Green Party candidate Jill Stein has suffered setbacks in Michigan and 

Pennsylvania. The latest court rulings prevent voting recounts in these states.

Wisconsin is in its 8th day of recounting and the recount is expected to 

cost $3.9 million. 

Give it up Jill, even it turned out that Hillary won the state, those 10 electoral votes 

would mean that she'd (Hillary) still come up short of 270.


"Snow might be pretty to kids and their parents who are still grown up kids, but

snow ain't pretty to me for no reason."
Forrest Caricofe

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No results found for "Snow might be pretty to kids and their parents who are 

still grown up kids, but snow ain't pretty to me for no reason."


Weather for Smithville, Ohio

Today           CLOUDY                       31° 19°

Sat                 PARTLY_CLOUDY    28° 21°

Sun               SNOW                           32° 30°

Mon              CLOUDY                     36° 18°

The Weather Channel - Weather Underground - AccuWeather

The above weather forecast is wrong and it sucks. It was only suppose to snow on 

the Sabbath, but it snowing now. Not much, but only 1 flake is too much for me.

Went out to the garage (3:24 AM 12/9/2016 EDT) and guess what? My coffee pot

was froze up. So I brought the coffee maker, the coffee pot, the coffee filters and

the Folgers coffee inside to warm up. After I cleaned it up I poured in the water,

placed a filter in the container at the top and after 15 seconds I could hear the 

coffee maker start to growl. It still works and after about 20 minutes I had a pot 

of coffee.

No wonder it was frozen.  The temperature is 28° and the wind is like a dust 

storm of snow, not brown but white of course. The snow flakes are too small to 

see in the light of the garage and the wind is whipping up at about 15 mph 

and the humidity is the same as yesterday at this time, a reading of 69%. Using 

the dew point calculator at, I get a reading of 19%, 10%

less than yesterday's reading of 29%.

For my breakfast sandwich of the day (5:18 AM 12/9/2016 EDT) I'm having 

Orleans Sardines in soybean oil and a product of Poland and with a natural 

smoked flavoring. And, of course, 2 slices of 100% whole wheat bread and a 

hint of mustard. I just opened the can and drank the soybean oil out and what

a surprise. About 11-12 sardines, almost like King Oscar and about half the 

price. I cannot remember where I bought them at, but when I do I'll buy a dozen.

Update: Drove (10:12 AM 12/9/2016 EDT) to Rite Aid among other places and 

they have a special section labeled $1. Orleans Sardines. I bought six and I'm 

happy about that. 

Just saw on TV (5:05 PM 12/9/2016) that Kirkland, Ohio has 14 inches snow.

If we get that much, I'm leaving.

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