From Hullaballoo: 500,000
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
From the website Huffington Post:
Integrity and honesty all over the place.
We're all bound to move on from this life, hopefully sometime in the distant future. One thing you can do for yourself and for your family is to wrap things up before then. It's important to make sure that things are done the way you want them done. I made my own estate planner when I was in my 40s. I update it every few years, and when the time comes, my niece should have all the information she needs to settle everything.
There are all sorts of places to find a format to use for your information. My lawyer suggested a book form Amazon, Peace of Mind Planner. It's very good, and only $12. I would suggest ripping it apart and putting it into a three-ringed binder. That makes updates easier, and you can also delete sections that aren't relevant.
My own is a three-ringed binder with dividers. The sections are:
- Vital Information
- Power of Attorney, finances
- Power of Attorney, Power of Health Care
- health care notes
- what to pay, close, cancel
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
From the website Crooks and Liars:
Blaming problems on the victims was a honed into an art form by a certain European group during the thirties. After one particularly brutal night of arson, vandalism, assault, and murder committed on the victimized group, a certain Mr. H.G. was upset by all that property destruction. All that lovely property should have been confiscated instead. Mr. H.H. came up with the brilliant idea that the victimized group be fined the cost of the destroyed property. Problem solved! They may not have invented the concept of "blame the victim", but they certainly perfected it.
Politicians have learned that lesson well. Lately, the GOP and its social media and journalistic sources have done nothing but. Covid-19 making a mess of our schools. But don't take responsibility for the inaction and deliberate misinformation spread by our "president" for most of a year; instead it's those greedy, powerful teachers who don't want to work and are doing all they can to corrupt and ruin the children they teach. Selfish, lazy teachers!
Friday, February 5, 2021
Monday, January 11, 2021
noun (pl. coups |ko͞oz| )
1 (also coup d'état)a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government: he was overthrown in an army coup.
Well, called that correctly. There's so much to say about events of January 6, 2021. These say it well:
From The New York Times:
The American Abyss by Timothy Snyder
A historian of fascism and political atrocity on Trump, the mob and what comes next.
Sorry that it's been so long since the last post. The new laptop came, and, of course, the connecting cords that were needed to transfer data from the old computer to the new weren't among the thousand in the electronic graveyard bin. Apple, as always, changed the ports. Once the needed cords arrived, the transfer was made. However, the Microsoft Office software that had been used successfully since 2008 finally gave out. So now we await delivery of the new Microsoft package.
And the transfer lost the access to this editorial site for our blog. Luckily, it was still alive on the old computer. Macs are a high maintenance indulgence.