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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 01/12/15

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January 5, 2015

A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

New Year's is like opening day at the ballpark. Optimism comes naturally, and that's a good thing, as no other operating philosophy makes any sense.
~ Mitch Daniels




Links here are good only for the week of January 5. After that... is anybody's guess.
The Upper and the Real Deal

The BBHQ Monday Morning Upper

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BBHQ Monday Morning Upper.

Today spotlight song is "Only You." We mix entertainer Terry Fator, as Julius, and the original Platters. This is really cute and nostalgic.

Your tax dollars at work last week in the nation's capital:

And it was just a few years ago that the global warming people said that kids living in DC now might grow up never having seen snow.

Think again.

Elvis at 80: Yep; were it not for his... peculiarities... Elvis would have turned 80 last week. Not sure I want to imagine that.

We're still not up to full speed here at the compound. We're undergoing major remodeling, which has been extremely distracting. We'll be back to normal soon.

This Week with the Chicowitz

The Boomers’ Greatest Immorality

We pay farmers not to farm and teachers not to teach. We give money to foreign governments that teach their children to hate the U.S. We pay for and build weapons systems that the military says it does not want and cannot use. Our federal government has now agreed to pay healthy, capable, unemployed workers to do nothing... absolutely nothing... for three years! For nearly 10 percent of their working life, Americans can sit on the sidelines, collect taxpayer money, and contribute absolutely nothing to our society — and send the bill to the next generation. Your children, and your children’s children, and your children’s children’s children will pay for this mammoth irresponsibility.

The worst part is that we — our generation — will never be able to pay off this enormous debt that we have created. Unlike every generation before us, we will not pay our own way. We will leave a debt that will have to be paid by our children, and our children’s children, and our children’s children’s children.

Click below to read the entire essay:

BBHQ Shorts
Quick Takes on Items in the News:

 
        

01/09:  Free College Tuition –
             the Real Goal

01/08:  Free College Tuition!

12/28:  Access to Health Care
             Threatened

12/19:  IRS Warns of Shutdown

12/04:  “Hands Up; Don’t Shoot”

11/14:  Why They Lost

11/10:  The Next Shoe —
              The Internet

The BBHQ Joke of the Week

The job interview:

We've all been interviewed for jobs. And, we've all spent most of those interviews thinking about what not to do. Don't bite your nails. Don't fidget. Don't interrupt. If we did any of the "don'ts," it was over. But some job applicants go light years beyond this. A survey of 100 major American corporations revealed numerous unexpected... results. Here are some examples of job interview "fails."

We're not sure we buy any of this as being true. But then, we've been out of the interviewing experience for several decades

"...stretched out on the floor to fill out the job application."

"She used an iPod and said she could listen to me and the music at the same time."

"A balding candidate abruptly excused himself. Returned to office a few minutes later, wearing a hairpiece."

"...asked to see interviewer's resume to see if the personnel executive was qualified to judge the candidate."

"... announced she hadn't had lunch and proceeded to eat a hamburger and french fries in the interviewer's office - wiping the ketchup on her sleeve."

"Stated that, if he were hired, he would demonstrate his loyalty by having the corporate logo tattooed on his forearm."

"Interrupted to phone his therapist for advice on answering specific interview questions."


Have a great week. We'll share the fun again next Monday.

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ



Brush Up Your Shakespeare
      — with Madam Red Dot:

The end of the smartphone.

No, I don't mean the end of the smartphone. I mean the end of "smartphone."

Think about it. Your smartphone may be "smart," but do you use it primarily to make phone calls? A lot of people do not. Down the road, the smartphone will perform oodles of functions, making its capability as a telephone a minor thing.

Given that, I think we need a new name for the smartphone. Now, I am not the chief word-maker, but I do claim to be a word-agitator. Let's get started.

Think about it again. What word is better than "smartphone"? We'll begin soliciting suggestions next week.

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