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It's 5:23 a.m. on the East Coast. Where is my...........

Sunday LOLcats (dial-up warning)

I really want it. I can't wait until later. I really need it now.

I got stopped by a Cop tonight......

well actually this morning, about 1:30 a.m. I drive for 2 ride sharing companies. I had just dropped 3 young women off at their college. As I was going down the hill, a University Police Office who was standing outside his car, waved me down. My passenger window was down, he stuck his head in the window and said "how do you like this van, I'm thinking about getting one." For the next 10-15 minutes we talked about the pros of my van (really no cons) it's a VW Routan. I did let him to know that 2013 was the last year VW made them & he should start looking now, if he wanted to grab one with little mileage.

We also talked about the ride sharing business, and how much he appreciated the business for bringing back "his" students from the bars. He didn't have to worry about the driving drunk, or walking back from the bars drunk.

Now this was a nice way to end my night.

I'm done canning for the day. Ask me anything..........

I canned 4 quarts of zucchini in tomato sauce.
I also canned 4 quarts of zucchini dill spears. (think zucchini pickles).
I also checked the sauerkraut I started fermenting the other day, and it's delicious. I'll separate it into smaller jars tomorrow & give my brothers and a couple of neighbors a jar.

Between the food bank & a program called Produce to People, I had five 4-5 lb. zucchinis and 4 heads of cabbage. I'm not going to waste it. I have made 2 loaves of zucchini bread. I have 2 zucchinis left. I'm going to put it through the food processor, freeze it and make bread later this year.

Pumbing question

I cross posted this in DIY-Home Improvements.

This evening in the bathroom the hot water faucet flew off its base & of course water went everywhere including to the condo unit downstairs.

I was not home, my 84 year old mother was. She was asleep in her bedroom when she heard an explosion and then water gushing everywhere. She called a neighbor who called maintenance, who got it cleaned up.

My question is, what would cause this to explode off its base. I think either too much water pressure, or possibly something else building up pressure.

I am looking for possible answers, because my maintenance fees pay for water and the maintenance of common elements which are the pipes. I want to at least sound knowledgeable when I meet with maintenance on Monday. I don't want to have my insurance company pay for something I'm not responsible for.

Plumbing question

This evening in the bathroom the hot water faucet flew off its base & of course water went everywhere including to the condo unit downstairs.

I was not home, my 84 year old mother was. She was asleep in her bedroom when she heard an explosion and then water gushing everywhere. She called a neighbor who called maintenance, who got it cleaned up.

My question is, what would cause this to explode off its base. I think either too much water pressure, or possibly something else building up pressure.

I am looking for possible answers, because my maintenance fees pay for water and the maintenance of common elements which are the pipes. I want to at least sound knowledgeable when I meet with maintenance on Monday. I don't want to have my insurance company pay for something I'm not responsible for.

The question has not been answered.........

The question is what needs the most protection

1. The right to freedom of speech

or

2. The right of an individual to be free of your speech

That was the question that should have been decided by the Supreme Court in regard to anti-abortion protesters, but I don't think it was asked.

The question should have been asked in the parameters of "when an individual is exercising their constitutional rights, do they have the right to not be verbally assaulted, and doesn't the state have the responsibility to shield them from being verbally assaulted as they attempt to exercise their constitutional right?"

I firmly believe in the right to free speech, but not at the expense of those partaking in their constitutional rights.

Does anyone in Western PA..........

want to start an action? RE, the attached thread. I think it's about time. Email me if interested. I would think that at least 10 people would be a good beginning.



http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025154061

Where does this idiocy come from?

Today, here in Western Pennsylvania, I stopped for gas. The vehicle in front of me was a Chevy Suburban. This Suburban had PA plates that read "DIXIE 1T". Along with this plate there were bumper stickers of confederate flags with the words "save this" Also a bumper sticker that read " I am a proud descendant of a confederate soldier". I didn't know what to expect to see when the driver approached the car, but I didn't expect to see a woman get into the driver's seat.

I know this idiocy exists, I just never expected to see it in my backyard. NIMBY (not in my backyard).

I hate it when people urinate in public....but I think I mellowed

I haven't posted for awhile because I've been working. I drive for 2 ride sharing companies, taking people to sporting events, concerts, to restaurants and bars and most important driving them home after they've been drinking. I keep in my car kleenex, candy and antiseptic wipes for my passengers.

Well on the week ends I find myself in a 16 block area of bars and restaurants. I have been able to get a handicapped parking spot in a public parking lot while I wait for ride requests. Well yesterday (Friday) I found my space available, parked it facing a group of shrubbery. Well I watched as a man went up to the hedger, unzipped his pants and proceeded to piss. When he was done, he saw me in the car and began apologizing, he said he would have pissed in his pants. I beckoned to him to come to the car, as he approached I reached down for an antiseptic wipe, gave it to him and said "wipe your hands."

Letter in today's Pittsburgh Post Gazette........You & I can't make this shit up

Did you know that the problems at VA hospitals stem from employee and labor unions? Neither did I until I read this morning's paper. Have a read and keep your barf bag near.

Problems at the VA stem from employees
May 26, 2014 12:00 AM


I believe Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is being unfairly blamed for the problems in the VA hospitals. The problems are due to the ordinary mid-level and low-level VA employees. These people are mainly veterans themselves since the VA gives preference in hiring to veterans.

Some of these employees do a good job, but many simply don’t care about their fellow veterans and do as little as possible. Additionally, because of government unions, Equal Employment Opportunity policies and Merit Systems Protection Board policies, it is almost impossible to fire anyone.

Several things should be done to remedy the situation:

1. Unions of federal government employees should be eliminated (even FDR strongly opposed government unions);

2. Federal employees claiming they were unfairly treated on the job should be required to prove their cases by the standard of “clear and convincing evidence”;

3. Individual federal agencies should retain the authority to decide all grievances and claims against the agency (too many EEOC and MSPB employees find discrimination and unfair treatment everywhere, even in cases where it is nonexistent);

4. The VA hospitals should be abolished. Veterans should be allowed to have treatment in private hospitals, where the treatment would be better and cheaper than what they are getting now. Some VA hospitals are extremely underutilized and constitute a government boondoggle.

Only by getting rid of the deadwood in the federal government can the efficiency of the VA and other government agencies be improved.


Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/letters/2014/05/26/Problems-at-the-VA-stem-from-employees/stories/201405260003#ixzz32rz5jOTO
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