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Scams are like zombies. Some just never seem to die.

Today. Central Florida, at a gas/convenience store, on hwy 46, Lake County, west of I-4. I am pumping gas and some guy in a big black suv walks over to me with the old speakers scam. In the old days it seemed like it was always a couple guys in a van. This guy was 40ish, goatee, black t-shirt.
Wanted to sell me speakers for my media room(?)...lol. Said the "idiot" at the warehouse shipped an extra set and he couldn't return them.
I just laughed and said no thanks but after I drove I off I had to ask myself "Who is still falling for this crap?" He approached another vehicle before I left, with no luck. I thought this particular scam died out back in the 90's or maybe early 2000's. Shows what I know.
I will just leave the obvious Trump equivalency laying there, but wow...what a world we live in.

How many of you were involved in major college sports? I was. IMO Gym Jordan had to know.

Those of you who were involved in sports know how things worked. No matter where an athlete may have "lived," there were places where all sports intersected and mingled. Two of them come to mind. The training table and the trainers offices. These were places where I got to know athletes from other sports that I ordinarily would not have been practicing with or spending a lot of time with.
You hear things. One knew who could get some pot, who had grade troubles, who was involved in most any mischief. Positive stories were also shared. It was just life happening around us.
I happened to live in an athletic dorm. At virtually any time of day there were at least one or two coaches, assistant coaches, graduate assistants or resident advisors loosely monitoring the overall activities and keeping an eye on things. Certainly not hovering, but one knew where to find them if necessary. They also knew where to find us if they wanted to.
These people were there for obvious reasons. Making sure athletes conducted themselves appropriately (for the most part) and, when necessary, making upper level coaches and administrators informed of issues that arose. Keeping eyes and ears open was part of their job. They sort of made the bigshots aware of things while giving them some cover from public scrutiny. Plausible deniability in some cases. In short, they kept us in line and covered the university's ass at the same time.
Maybe Ohio State operated a little differently, I don't know. But I doubt it was all that different. There is no way, in my opinion, that ongoing sexual misconduct such as what has been described could have gone on without it being widely rumored or even known. Certainly not for that amount of time. I'm not buying that one.

I was watching my local news today and they were carrying a national feed on the KY elections.

Sure enough, they closed out the segment with an interview from a woman who was basically saying she did not know if she would vote because (paraphrase, not quote) "both parties are the same." Good grief. No question or dispute from the interviewer. At this point in time, how can anyone think both parties are the same? Heck, even if you are a Republican you can't fail to see that.
News networks failing this country every day. I know that statement is beating a dead horse but there it is again.

Fires endanger Reagan library. 36,000 crayons at risk. You'd think Nancy would have seen this coming

My apologies for the people trying to live through this, as I do not mean to diminish what they are going through. But the media attention to the library of one of the people whose policies helped enable climate change is ridiculous. (Sigh). But I suppose it is news of some sort.

Quick question: Does anyone know how the G-7 agenda subjects are determined? I have no idea. Thanks.

Or is it a free for all?

Just saw Lester Holt re: tonight's news. Lead stories were LeBron James and Felicity Huffman. Good

Sure, they are somewhat interesting stories. I get that. But in the grand scheme of things....wtf???

This is part of the reason why people are not fully informed over the corruption in our country and the peril our planet is in. Ratings I suppose.

Dirtball Gaetz is "How to Get Noticed in Conservative Politics 101."

This guy doesn't believe all the crap he spouts, nor do his advisors. Everything is about getting his name out there and is tailored to be a media event. This is merely the blueprint for conservatives these days and for a while now. Why the media follows him I have no idea. Oh, wait, yes I do. There are no conservative "statesmen" left to bother with so just follow the newest a-hole on the block.
These lightweights are all looking for a free pass and they will get it if they just keep trying.

Is it just me or do fewer people carry wallets these days? When I was an adolescent I remember my

father telling me that a gentleman (whatever that was) always carries a wallet and a handkerchief. I quit carrying a handkerchief many years ago because it seemed so unnecessary. And if you need to use it do you really want it back in your pocket?
But it just seems like I know more and more people who have wallets, but leave them in the car or in their desk or whatever.

I know. It's an inane post, but the news is making me goofy.

Back in the mid 60's we already were being taught that Hispanic culture would become a larger part

of our society. I remember my elementary school teachers in Florida telling us that learning Spanish would be a worthwhile goal as immigration would likely increase as we grew up. By the time I reached middle school, Spanish classes were available. In those days, immigration was seen as inevitable and a positive thing. Nearby Tampa already had a thriving Hispanic community.
So...what happened? Politicians is what happened. White nationalism is what happened. Hate radio and Fox news happened. Then Trump happened. It didn't have to be this way.

TCM...getting ready to watch "The Battle of Algiers".....sounds good

Seems to be a well respected film. I have not seen it to my knowledge.
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