Saturday, December 17, 2016

306th post


"Hard work is called work if you like it, but it's just a job if you don't."
Forrest Caricofe

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you don't."



Job  # 15 - South Korea - MP gate guard                                              $90 per month.

Job  # 16 - South Korea -  Sentry Dog handler (promoted around this 

time to E-3).                                                                                            $125 per month.

Job  # 17 - Separated from the military - Harrisonburg, Virginia - 

exhaust pipe bender for Walker Manufacturing                                    $1.50 an hour? 

Job  # 18 - Worked at a service station in Harrisonburg,Virginia      $1.25 an hour?

Job  # 19 - Worked for my Father operating his backhoe or as a his 

helper for VEPCO.                                                                                   $1.50 an hour?                                                                                    
Job  # 20 - Working for Mrs. Logan in taking care of turkeys in exchange 

for rent of a house on her property.

Job  # 21 - Social Worker in Page County, Virginia   (2 years)             $7,000 a year.

Job  # 22 - 5th grade teacher in Stanley, Virginia    (2 years)                $9,000 a year.

We'll continue with Job # 23 tomorrow....



"Evil exists because people allow evil to exist."

Forrest Caricofe

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Large green buses loaded with Syrian refugees is awaiting a halt to the fighting

between those loyal to Assad and those who seek to replace the longstanding 

dictator. An agreement has been reached, but Red Cross says sporadic fighting

contines and is unsafe, at the present, to proceed from the horrors of war in 

Aleppo. Aleppo is mainly in the control of Assad forces with minor resistance 

from rebel forces. 

It was just announced that Russia will hold a meeting in 10 days of the major 

players in this 6 year old Syrian war, but, of course, that will not help the 

present situation. 

Maybe a prayer from you and I will help.


"I know that there is a place in the Bible that speaks of the sin of greed, it's just 

that the drug companies don't care or haven't read it yet."
Forrest Caricofe

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sin of greed, it's just that the drug companies don't care or haven't read it yet."


*The company (Mylan) that caused an uproar over increasing their price to $600

for their EpiPen now say that  will sell a generic version for $300. The pen is used 

to counter serious reactions from nuts, bee stings, etc. One of the most trouble-

some aspects of the initial cost of $600 was that executive pay at Mylan went 

up 600%. Mylan now buys the EpiPen from Pfizer for $34.50 a pen.


*For those who are without proper health insurance and not wealthy, $300 is still 

a huge sum to pay. $34.50 is not a huge sum to pay by Mylan buying the EpiPen

from Pfizer. I see no reason why Mylan cannot get rid of some of those overpaid 

executives and further reduce the price of the EpiPen to $100 to $150.

*I'm leg sore as a result of that stress test I took yesterday. I should be back to 

normal in a few days. I keep thinking about the doctor yesterday who jogs.

I told you I was envious and I'm not usually envious of anyone. I believe I'll start

to try and jog again after the snow melts. That was one of my favorite things to



* "On Good Friday in 1930, the BBC reported, "There is no news." Instead, they 

played piano music."  from

*"Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed away in 2008, his 

ashes were buried in one."  from

*"Ben & Jerry learned how to make ice cream by taking a $5 correspondence 

course offered by Penn State. (They decided to split one course.)" from

*"Reno is farther west than Los Angeles."  from


"Countries, like China, should earn their own living by themselves, not relying

on other countries to provide them with a way of living."

Forrest Caricofe

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*Dick Cheney, who was a close confidant to President George W. Bush, is now 

becoming a key adviser to President-elect Trump.

*The President-elect has selected another South Carolina lawmaker to be part 

of his administration. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley was previously 

chosen to be the ambassador to the United Nations and now Trump has picked 

South Carolina Republican U.S. Representative Mick Mulvaney to be the head 

of the White House Office of Management and Budget.

*Trump wants to move American embassy in Israel Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

*The FBI and CIA have found evidence that Russia did hack into the U.S. election

process to atempt to influence the presidential election.

Russia in response has said prove it.

*The President-elect will speak shortly (4:06 PM 12/17/2016 EDT) to his 

supporters in Mobile, Alabama. This will be his last stop on his thank you tour.


President-elect Trump seems to be treating China rather badly in comparison

to Russia or other nations. He has, not officially, recognized Taiwan and says the 

Chinese have hurt the U. S. by making products cheaply outdoing American

companies. I totally agree. A bigger tariff would allow products made in China 

to be made in American again. Trump is for American business and not China's 

businesses. It's about time. Finally a President who will stand up to China.

Let China "sink or swim" on its own. They've got the whole South China Sea to

"sink or swim" in.


"Ain't nothing like small wild caught sardines when you're hungry."
Forrest Caricofe

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you're hungry."


Weather for Smithville, Ohio

Today               FREEZING_RAIN        40° 26°

Sun                   CLOUDY                        26°   5°

Mon                  PARTLY_CLOUDY      21°   7°

Tue                    SUNNY                           34° 19°

The Weather Channel - Weather Underground - AccuWeather

Just went out (5:29 AM 12/17/2016 EDT) on the back windowed in deck. Couldn't 

get east door open because of last night's freezing rain that they were calling 

for so I'll to wait for a while to check the temperature, humidity, and wind. 

I'm going to go ahead and fix my breakfast sandwich now. Orleans sardines 

will be my special treat for this morning. 

I forgot to tell you yesterday that I went to Walmart after my doctor's 

appointment and picked some things that I needed. The main things were 

Roland mussels smoked in oil, Vita wild herring in wine sauce, blackberries, 

two slicing tomatoes, index cards and some small glass jars of fruit.

Just typing about the mussels aroused my hunger so I just now had two spoon- 

fulls. All the food items I mentioned can be eaten without installing my false

teeth. I don't know if "installing" is the right word to use in the previous 

sentence, but I'm the one doing the typing and you are just doing the reading. 

So there.

I took one of my shoes and beat on the door at the bottom that goes outside 

from the windowed deck. I finally got the door (8:51 AM 12/17/2016 EDT) 

loose to be faced with weather of freezing ice raining down from the sky. I 

manage to get to my weather guage that was just around to the right of the 

door. The temperature was 32°, the humidity was 84% and the American 

flag was blowing from the south and slightly east at about 5 mph. Using 

the online calculators at and, I get a wind chill of 27.08° and a dew point 

of 28%.

I almost forgot to tell you that I used that slicing tomato that I bought at Walmart

yesterday to make a tomato sandwich with a topping of salmon and I don't 

believe I could have had anything more delicious.

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