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That strikes me as a healthy response. What do you think?

 

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Political Correctness

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Being politically correct can be tricky.

 

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Self Identity

I laughed when I saw this because my inner puppy looked at the fellow saying “Woof” and said, “Yes! That’s the real me!”

 

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Playing With Matches

There are men running governments who shouldn’t be allowed to play with matches.
—Will Rogers

Yep. It’s not just the threat of Trump, it’s a perennial problem.


 

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Computer Updates

I sympathize with the wizard. One of our Mac operating systems is 5 years old, the other 7, and Apple keeps reminding us to upgrade to the newest and greatest. We haven’t because I was using Photoshop a lot, and Adobe has moved to cloud computing, trying to force people to pay by the month or year and to work online. Our home version may not work on the latest operating system, so we’ve been sticking with what we have as long as possible.

But now Firefox, our browser, has warned us we will no longer get security updates in a few months unless we upgrade to the new operating system. Yuck! I decided to bite the bullet and upgrade on the machine I use the most, so the first step was to wean myself from Photoshop. It hasn’t been as hard as I feared, but it is taking time. And the next step is to read about the new operating system:

el capitan

That will take time too. As I said, I do sympathize with the wizard!


 

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They Did It!

Andy, Orlando, and Larry fixed up the old driveway Friday and yesterday.

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Walking should be a lot easier for Sammy and me now. 🙂

But it might be a bit boring for Montana with no gullies to jump across.


 

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Lawsuits for Hurt Feelings/Embarrassment

Andy and I laughed at this cartoon. We don’t watch TV much, but even we have seen commercials advertising law firms.

I was curious to see if people can really sue for hurt feelings here in the US. It turns out people try, but the case is usually thrown out of court. In the UK, though, people have been awarded money for hurt feelings, and in France parents have to be careful if they post pictures of their children on the internet. If the pictures are embarrassing, the children can sue when they become of age:

When baby grows up, she can sue. French privacy laws dictate that parents who post non-consensual photos of their children’s private lives could face a year in prison and pay 45,000 euros if their children decide to take them to court….

Wow!! Fortunately Andy and I wouldn’t have to worry. All of Kaitlin’s baby pictures are adorable.


 

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Canada to the Rescue

Maple Match makes it easy for Americans to find the ideal Canadian partner to save them from the unfathomable horror of a Trump presidency.
maplematch.com

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Yay, Maple Match and Canada!

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Suspicious Behavior

Recently a highly regarded economist was on a plane working intently on a paper he was going to give at a conference. The paper included equations like these:

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His flight was delayed for over two hours because his seatmate thought he was acting suspiciously, maybe writing in a foreign language or in a secret code. So she alerted the authorities just in case, and it took them a while to check the economist out.

I know a lot of people are afraid of math, but I never realized it was this bad.


 

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Not So Nice Changes

http://www.gocomics.com/theothercoast/2016/05/08

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Sadly this sort of thing goes on all the time, but I am impressed at how well Raeside expressed it.


 

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