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Beepers, Cellphones and texting…….

I’m getting a little old these days…I don’t use my phone to do texting…….I don’t know how…and don’t want to know how, to tell you the truth.

First it was carrying a beeper……that was cool…everybody knew you where important enough to have one for work……Then people carried TWO beepers!…….One for work, and one for home…….Then came Cellphones…….Same thing……for work……and almost all the early users were males…like the beeper carriers.   Then someone woke up and realized that EVERYBODY could have a phone and it was on!

Now everyone has a phone, even grandma’s and little kids……..So what came next?……Texting!…….What I don’t understand is how my son and everyone else can text ……AND DRIVE?…..I mean, how can they watch the road, and text?…….Can someone please explain?

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August 28, 2009 Posted by | Other Things | , , , , | 4 Comments

The Big Banks get bigger…………

A sobering piece in the Washington Post points something very disturbing coming out of the countries financial downturn. That is that….the nations big banks have  gotten even bigger and are more likely to have a permeant spot in the ‘too big to fail spot’……..as  result of the White House policy of  not letting anyone of them fail…the middle guys have no such protection….and have been swallowed up….leaving bigger top players…….while the government is watching the big guys…….those banks are now making big profits and are trying to pay big salaries to keep their employees causing headaches for watch dogs and the White House……..the public maybe the ones who get mad…watching these unfold in front of their eyes while they get shut out of opportunities  to work and get  credit……….

August 28, 2009 Posted by | Other Things, Politics, The Economy | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments