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"Chevy Van" 1973



"Chevy Van" is a 1973 song, written and sung by Sammy Johns with instrumental backing provided by Los Angeles-based session musicians from the Wrecking Crew. The song was a hit single in the United States and Canada in 1975, reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and becoming a million seller. It was played primarily on AM Top 40 stations in the 1970s; later re-recordings were done in a country vein.

It details how an unnamed male driver picks up an unnamed female, who then proceeds to eventually seduce him into a one-night stand in the back of his Chevrolet Van. At the end he drops her off "in a town that was so small, you could throw a rock from end to end. A dirt road main street, she walked off in bare feet", and laments "It's a shame I won't be passing through again." The song struck a chord with listeners in the sexually liberated early 1970s when Johns released it.

Nouriel Roubini: the US economy needs a fiscal stimulus of 3% of GDP.

NYU Stern Professor of Economics Nouriel Roubini (aka Dr. Doom), who, in 2006, correctly predicted the housing bubble and the stock market crash of 2008, says the US needs fiscal stimulus of 3% of GDP.

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Nouriel Roubini is well recognized for his work, so his warning regarding a global recession and financial crisis shouldn’t be taken lightly. He is one of the few economists who predicted the financial crisis of 2008 correctly, and he could be right this time around as well. In September 2006, Roubini gave a speech in front of economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), saying that the U.S. economy will face a once-in-a-lifetime housing bust, plummeting consumer confidence, an oil shock, and a deep recession. https://www.lombardiletter.com/analysis-nouriel-roubini-right-causes-financial-collapse-2020/30284/

US GDP in 2019 was approximately $21,000,000,000,000.

$21,000,000,000,000 x 3% = $630,000,000,000.

There are roughly 260,000,000 adults in the US.

630,000,000,000 / 260,000,000 = $2,423 per adult.

Big Pharma Prepares to Profit From the Coronavirus

As the new coronavirus spreads illness, death, and catastrophe around the world, virtually no economic sector has been spared from harm. Yet amid the mayhem from the global pandemic, one industry is not only surviving, it is profiting handsomely.

“Pharmaceutical companies view Covid-19 as a once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity,” said Gerald Posner, author of “Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America.” The world needs pharmaceutical products, of course. For the new coronavirus outbreak, in particular, we need treatments and vaccines and, in the U.S., tests. Dozens of companies are now vying to make them.

https://theintercept.com/2020/03/13/big-pharma-drug-pricing-coronavirus-profits/

"...preparing for millions of hospitalizations..."

One slide in a leaked presentation for US hospitals reveals that they're preparing for millions of hospitalizations as the outbreak unfolds:

https://www.businessinsider.com/presentation-us-hospitals-preparing-for-millions-of-hospitalizations-2020-3

Buy an EV, or, never buy another car?

Stanford economist Tony Seba predicts that by 2030, 95% of people won’t own a private car. https://cleantechnica.com/2017/05/12/tony-seba-2030-95-people-wont-private-car-automaker-death-spiral-coming/

I want to buy an EV because I want to drive a car that has no emissions. Yes, I am aware of the various factors that make EVs not totally environmentally friendly, so, please, do not go there.

Another negative factor about EVs is their cost. I am able to purchase an EV for up to $60K, but, I don't want to make the purchase if the cost of using ride-sharing companies with self-driving EVs is less than ownership.

My current vehicles: a 2018 hybrid and a 2012 ICE car. Both cars are in good, if not great, shape with plenty of miles left in them, but they both use fossil fuel. If I buy an EV, the ICE car will be sold and the hybrid will be kept.

If you were me, what would you do? Buy an EV, or never buy another car and wait for ride sharing companies to offer self-driving EVs with costs less than ownership?

Thanks

Thinking about making my own tinctures. Anyone with experience?

I've been using medical cannabis (smoking flower and taking edibles) for some time now. I just bought a tincture for the first time. After using the tincture one time, I think I would prefer using a tincture instead of smoking flower.

I've searched online and found several web pages with instructions on how to make a tincture. It seems relatively easy.

Just wondering if anyone has experience with making their own tinctures. Any advice or recommendations?

Thanks

Another way you can help with the environment, and it's easy!

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CBD Use Puts Jobs in Jeopardy

A former federal law enforcement officer purchased a CBD product, thinking it was THC free. He tested positive for THC. He chose to retire earlier this year after his boss revoked his security clearance and suspended him indefinitely.

https://www.nbcwashington.com/investigations/Warning-to-Federal-Employees-and-Those-With-Security-Clearance-CBD-Use-Puts-Jobs-in-Jeopardy-560933561.html

TCM Schedule for Sunday, September 22 - THEME: 1940s PULITZER PRIZE WINNING PLAYS

ALL TIMES EST

6:00 AM Little Women (1933) The four March sisters fight to keep their family together and find love while their father is off fighting the Civil War. Dir: George Cukor Cast: Katharine Hepburn , Joan Bennett , Paul Lukas .

8:15 AM Love Affair (1939) Near-tragic misunderstandings threaten a shipboard romance. Dir: Leo McCarey Cast: Irene Dunne , Charles Boyer , Maria Ouspenskaya .

10:00 AM The Woman on the Beach (1947) A coast guardsman begins to think his mistress's blind husband can really see. Dir: Jean Renoir Cast: Joan Bennett , Robert Ryan , Charles Bickford .

11:45 AM The Palm Beach Story (1942) To finance her husband's career, a married woman courts an eccentric millionaire. Dir: Preston Sturges Cast: Claudette Colbert , Joel McCrea , Mary Astor .

1:30 PM It Should Happen to You
(1953) A dizzy model in love with fame rents a billboard and puts her name on it.
Dir: George Cukor Cast: Judy Holliday , Peter Lawford , Jack Lemmon .

3:15 PM Lolita
(1962) Vladimir Nabokov's racy classic focuses on an aging intellectual in love with a teenager.
Dir: Stanley Kubrick Cast: James Mason , Sue Lyon , Shelley Winters .

6:00 PM Sleepless in Seattle (1993) A motherless boy uses a radio talk show to find a new wife for his father.
Dir: Nora Ephron Cast: Tom Hanks , Meg Ryan , Bill Pullman .

TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: 1940s PULITZER PRIZE WINNING PLAYS


8:00 PM State of the Union (1948) A presidential candidate fights to keep his integrity and his wife during a grueling campaign. Dir: Frank Capra Cast: Spencer Tracy , Katharine Hepburn , Van Johnson .

10:15 PM Harvey (1950) A wealthy eccentric prefers the company of an invisible six-foot rabbit to his family.
Dir: Henry Koster Cast: Wallace Ford , William Lynn , Victoria Horne .

12:15 AM The Racket (1928) In this silent film, a renegade police captain sets out to catch a sadistic mob boss.
Dir: Lewis Milestone Cast: Thomas Meighan , Marie Prevost , Louis Wolheim .

2:00 AM Days of Being Wild (1991) Set in 1960, this film focuses on the relationships of a self-centered young man.
Dir: Poon Kin-Kwan Cast: Nonong Talbo , Jacky Cheung , Alicia Alonee .

3:45 AM Manila in the Claws of Light
(1975) Dir: Lino Brocka Cast: Hilda Koronel , Rafael Roco , Lou Salvador .

TCM Schedule for Saturday, September 21 THEME: THE ESSENTIALS: CHANTAL AKERMAN

ALL TIMES EST

6:00 AM The Animal Kingdom (1932) An intellectual publisher can't choose between his society wife and his free thinking former love. Dir: Edward H. Griffith Cast: Ann Harding , Leslie Howard , Myrna Loy.

7:28 AM The Two Barks Brothers (1931) In this Dogville comedy short, twin brothers are separated at birth yet reunite under criminal circumstances.
Dir: Zion Myers

8:00 AM Old Smokey
(1938) Cartoon William Hanna

8:09 AM Swing High
(1932) This short film focuses on the trapeze family The Flying Codonas. Dir: Jack Cummings

8:20 AM Seeing Spain (1953) This short film highlights the local culture, history, and architecture of various cities in Spain.

8:29 AM Gold Raiders (1951) The Three Stooges add the only life to this flabby Western, with their usual shenanigans foiling the crooks and saving the day. Dir: Edward Bernds Cast: George O'Brien , Moe Howard , Shemp Howard .

9:30 AM Jungle Queen: Invitation to Danger (1945)

10:00 AM Popeye: Goonland (1938)

10:09 AM Jinx Money (1948) The Bowery Boys find a dead gangster's loot-and the mob out to get it back. Dir: William Beaudine Cast: Leo Gorcey , Huntz Hall , Gabriel Dell.

11:30 AM Who Killed Rover? (1930) In this short, a doggie detective tries to rescue the kidnapped heir to a fortune. Dir: Jules White

11:51 AM The Capital City Washington, D.C. (1940) This short film focuses on Washington, D.C.'s famous buildings and monuments.

12:00 PM Young Mr. Lincoln
(1939) The future president considers a political career while practicing law. Dir: John Ford Cast: Henry Fonda , Alice Brady , Marjorie Weaver.

1:45 PM The Big Heat (1953) A police detective whose wife was killed by the mob teams with a scarred gangster's moll to bring down a powerful gangster. Dir: Fritz Lang Cast: Glenn Ford , Gloria Grahame , Jocelyn Brando .

3:30 PM The Man with the Golden Arm (1956) A junkie must face his true self to kick his drug addiction. Dir: Otto Preminger Cast: Frank Sinatra , Eleanor Parker , Kim Novak .

5:45 PM To Kill a Mockingbird
(1962) A young girl grows up fast when her lawyer father defends a black man accused of raping a white woman. Dir: Robert Mulligan Cast: Gregory Peck , Frank Overton , John Megna .

TCM PRIMETIME - WHAT'S ON TONIGHT: THE ESSENTIALS: THE ESSENTIALS: CHANTAL AKERMAN

8:00 PM Les Rendez-vous d'Anna
(1978) While on a promotional tour, a female movie director deals with a series of people making unwanted demands. Dir: Chantal Akerman Cast: Magali Noel , Helmut Griem , Aurore ClTment .

10:30 PM Hotel Monterey (1972) The camera explores the lives of seniors in a New York City residence hotel. Dir: Chantal Akerman

11:37 PM United States Coast Guard Band (1944) A patriotic wartime short showcasing the U.S. Coast Guard Band and saluting the Naval branches of the military. Vitaphone Release 1216A. Dir: Bobby Connolly

12:00 AM The Woman on the Beach (1947) A coast guardsman begins to think his mistress's blind husband can really see.
Dir: Jean Renoir Cast: Joan Bennett , Robert Ryan , Charles Bickford .

1:32 AM Night Mail
(1936) Dir: Basil Wright

2:00 AM The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) A British family gets mixed up with spies and an assassination plot while vacationing in Switzerland. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast: Leslie Banks , Edna Best , Nova Pilbeam .

3:30 AM Sabotage (1936) An unhappily married woman discovers her husband is an enemy agent. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Cast: Sylvia Sidney , Oscar Homolka , Desmond Tester.

5:00 AM George Stevens: D-Day to Berlin (1994) This documentary follows American troops from D-Day 1944 to their stand in Berlin 1945.
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