Tuesday, December 16, 2014
* Not in office! Witness Bill Bradley.
* Elizabeth Warren spoke up; Wall Street still got what they wanted.
* A few try, but most who do have the gumption, get lost in the noise.
* Why can't these people stay in office?
.--Too many people believe that voting doesn't matter.
.--People believe they have more important things to do. You can't lead without followers.
.--What's that got to do with what Kim Kardashian is rumored to be doing, now?
.--But, Burger King is having a sale on Deep Fat Fried Cholesterol this week
.--Hey, I had my Kellog's carb fix. I've done my part.
.--Stay on topic, will ya. Will the Red Sox have a bull pen this year?
.--My husband's out of a job; my boss is talking about laying me off, and you want me to campaign for who?
.--Heh, McDonalds is putting two grapes in every Happy Meal!! ??
.--Do YOU know what's trending on Zuckerbook, right now?
.--Dude, I'm starting a Fantasy 43-Man Squamish League. Are you up for it?
Am I done with the non sequiturs?
Are they non-sequiturs? Is the POTENTIAL electorate done with NON-SEQing?
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
* People of lower economic status tend not to vote. (They don't even register.)
* Unions and the civil rights movement, historically, have tended to counteract this. Neither is a significant force, any longer, especially for people of lower economic status.
* Many people believe that the only issues are direct pocket book issues (DPBIs), and the only people, by and large, that get their DBPIs addressed are rich people and corporations; the latter can "amortize" the cost of influence across sufficient savings, or profit. ("Influence" includes lobbying, participation in public councils and forums, political campaign investment, and political ads.)
* The American people do not agree about certain hot button issues, such as the role of religion in government and public life, abortion, guns, etc., and various "parties" use these issues to influence various groups into making decisions against their own best interests.
Not the post you were expecting, I bet.
But, I believe it to be most relevant.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Online & SparkPeople Lexicon Text, including Acronyms & Emoticons
2013-05-13 (Last Updated 2014-12-13, 18:59:52, v16)
Apparently, there are folks who have read blogs or other posts
and are confused by TLAs and emoticons. Ergo (;-)):
!= -- unequal(s). logical inequality. The '!' "reads" NOT.
(_x_) -- kiss my "butter"
10Q -- thank you
10Qgg -- thank you very much (replace each 'g' with a
. greater than sign; disallowed at SP)
4 -- for
404 -- I havenít a clue (originally, the return code for
. a missing web page)
4got -- forgot
:( -- frowny (unhappy, with a button nose)
:) -- smiley (happy, with a button nose)
:-( -- frowny (unhappy)
:-) -- smiley
:-* -- kiss
:-0 -- shocked
:-P -- tongue wag smiley (satirical smile)
:-| -- seriously
:| -- seriously (with a nose job)
;-) -- smilie/winkie
;-| -- sarcastic, perhaps, but also true
== -- equal(s). logical equality. In many programming
. languages '=' is used for assigning values to
. variables; hence '==' is required to express
ADIH -- another day in hell
ADIP -- another day in paradise (often used
AFAIC -- as far as I'm concerned
AFAICT -- as far as I can tell
AFAIK -- as far as I know
AFAIR -- as far as I recall
ASAP -- as soon as possible
B/C -- because
B4 -- before
B4N -- bye for now
BCNU -- be seeing you
BF -- brain fart ("pilot error", user error, "my
BFD -- big "friggin'" deal
BFF -- best friend forever (now days, often, used
. sarcastically, as in, "I'll be your BFF -- for
. at least the next hour, if you'll do this for
BFN -- bye for now
BM -- byte me
BOL -- best of luck
BRB -- be right back
BTW -- by the way
BWK -- big wet kiss (always meant as a slight -- or
. greater -- derision)
BYO -- bring your own
CRS -- can't remember "$hit"
CU Soon -- see you soon
CU2 -- see you too
CU@ -- see you at ...
CUL -- see you later
CUL8R -- see you later
CYA -- cover our "a$$"
DNC -- does not compute ("you are making no sense!")
doh -- See: BF
FAQ -- frequently asked (and answered) questions
foo/foobar -- one variable is foo; another variable is foobar
. (following math usage bar means "not"; i.e., two
. distinct instances; also, a play on words with
FUBAR -- "fouled" up beyond all recognition
FUD -- fear, uncertainty, doubt (disinformation)
FWIW -- for what it's worth
FYI -- for your information
GMTA -- great minds think alike
HTH -- hope this helps
IIRC -- if I remember correctly
IMAO -- in my arrogant opinion
IMHO -- in my humble opinion
IMNSHO -- in my not so humble opinion
IMO -- in my opinion
IOW -- in other words
IRL -- in real life
KMA -- kiss my "grits"
L8R -- later
LMAO -- laughing my "a$$" off
LOL -- laughing out loud
MDH -- my dear husband
MDW -- my dear wife
NBD -- no big deal
NFW -- no "forkin'" way
NOYB -- none of your business
NSAID -- non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug -- e.g.,
. aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxin,
NSFW -- not safe for workplace (viewing; warning: sexual
. or repulsive content)
NSV -- non-scale victory; while dieting something good
. that happens, or that you do, that does not
. immediately result in a weight loss as measured
. by a scale.
O+O -- over & out (goodbye)
OMG -- oh my "gullibility"
OP -- original poster (starter of the current
. discussion thread)
OT -- off topic
OTOH -- on the other hand
PCP -- primary care physician
PITA -- pain in the "a$$"
QED -- quod erat demonstrandum (Latin; therefore, it
. has been demonstrated -- as in a formal
. mathematical proof)
QEF -- quad erat faciendum (Latin; therefore, it has
. been shown -- as in a geometric demonstration --
. not as iron-clad as a proof)
ROFLMAO -- rolling on floor laughing my "a$$" off
ROTFL -- rolling on the floor laughing
RSN -- real soon now (probably, not in your lifetime)
RTFM -- read the "friggin'" manual (matter at hand)
RU -- are you
SAHM -- stay at home mom
SNAFU -- situation normal, all "fouled" up
SO -- significant other
SOL -- "$hit" outta luck
SSDD -- same "$h1t", different day
TIA -- thanks in advance
TLA -- three letter acronym (recursive!)
TMI -- too much information
TPTB -- the powers that be
TTFN -- ta-ta for now
U -- you
UOK -- are you OK?
VNP -- Vulcan nerve pinch (CTRL-ALT-DEL; reboot; start
W/ -- with
W/O -- without
WFM -- works for me (I'm in agreement)
WIIFM -- what's in it for me
WRT -- with respect to
WTF -- what the "f@ck" ("how can this be?")
WTF,O -- what the "f@ck", over (your point or message is
. obtuse, at best, indecipherable, at worst; are
. you processing, at all)
WTG -- way to go
WTH -- what the "he11"
WYSIWYG -- what you see is what you get
XO -- hug and kiss
XOR -- eXclusive OR. Boolean evaluation where only one
. of the alternatives may be TRUE; NOT both.
XOXO -- hugs and kisses
YMMV -- your mileage may vary (your results may differ
. from the ones I've just described)
YMWV -- your mileage will vary (likely, your results
. will differ from the ones I've just described)
Saturday, December 13, 2014
ANAICT, the reason that Tuna labels have serving sizes that are not integral of contents, e.g., 2.2 servings per can, is to create a servings size, such that, the mercury content falls within acceptable guidelines.
I believe that similar misleading quantification is also carried out WRT trans fats, cholesterol, and other regrettable food properties.
In the case of tuna, and school lunches, this kind of machination would appear to be borderline criminal. This also seems to indicate that the FDA is not only allowing the required information to be hard to use, they are allowing unsafe practices.
Thought you might be interested.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
I have in my house/home office 3 Android phones (1 with a telephone contract, the other two, obsolete, used as handy information devices, and Android tablet (Kindle), and a Windows notebook, not including my desktop and server. Moreover, the 3 Android phones all have speech to text translation that works very well for my voice
So, why do I still use paper and pencil? Because I don't want to wet and vanquish any of my mobile devices.
Even with the paper and pencil, I make sure that I put the paper and pencil on a horizontal surface that I actually have to walk to, to record.
Is this a matter of increasing my activity level?
Nope. I'm a messy meal preparer, and this protects my devices, and paper from wet and sloppiness.
I also keep a dish towel near my food prep so I can dry my hands before recording even on the scrap paper.
Why do I leave nothing to chance? No chances for excuses! And!, trial, and ERROR!
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