Saturday, October 17, 2009

Oklahoma and their neighbors to the South do battle today. That should be fun. I’m still having difficulty determining which dog is mine.

Maybe I’ll treat it like a husband/wife public display of affection – it doesn’t affect me personally, I’ll just enjoy the show.

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I’m not really sure of the actual number, and I’m not really sure the Government could tell anyone either, but off hand, 0.03% (inflation) times an average entitlement of $850 would be around $24 or $25 a month, times 12 (use $24.50) equals $294.

If the Government gives the gray beards $250, they save the difference of $44 times the eligible for the year. By rights, if rights is the correct term, which I do not believe but will use; by rights, no increase is owed the gray beards this year. The money, if given, would be a grant. A sop. Which should not be given.

I’m not talking needed, nor any other description. That amount is a sop and should not be disbursed. I can and will bite the hand that feeds me, and there is little that pisses me off more than an individual acting in a superior and condescending manner – and expecting me to give respect and due to anyone for the act.

I almost wish I were a gray beard just so I could bite the hand. I’ll do my best to bite in any event. Government has finally grown large enough I do not have to respect its best efforts, but may view it like a large corporation. Worthy of fear, but no respect.

It would be short sighted of anyone to fail using correct math in what actually happens when an entitlement cola raise is given. It is called compounding.

Compounding can be dangerous.

As the economy is learning, and the wealthy have figured out long since – better the recipient.

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I’ve noted, being the savant I represent, that Uni-Sex clothing gave way, long  since, to more individual statements of dress. Excluding the obvious preponderance of similarity in dress due to style.

So why, given the obvious human desire for differences, acceptance and tolerance for conditions, do the do-gooders believe that “gaps”, and “level playing fields” matter to people in reality, in spite of peoples talk of rich and poor if the means of betterment exists, and they find their own levels of competence and comfort.

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A blogger asked me, when I wrote I had picked up thirty dollars worth of candy, what I was going to do with it all. Well, my idea was give it out for Halloween.

This morning I eat four candy bars, those miniature things.

I think this post is the result of those candy bars.

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I have several dollars worth of that candy left.

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From the reaches,

Ten Mile

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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