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BBHQ Newsletter Archive: 06/22/15

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June 22, 2015

A BBHQ Insta-Quote:

Do not keep silent when your own ideas and values are being attacked. ...If a dictatorship ever comes to this country, it will be by the default of those who keep silent. We are still free enough to speak. Do we have time? No one can tell.
   ~ Ayn Rand
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Links here are good only for the week of June 22. After that... is anybody's guess.

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Today we offer a quick, sarcastic look at corporate computer tech support “through the ages.” — the “ages” being the last 30 years.

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And now, a word from our sponsor:

Freedom Month at BBHQ Continues

This month we celebrate... indeed, we cherish freedom at BBHQ.

Threats to Freedom

The most pernicious threat to our freedom comes from the very entity that is designed to protect it: our government.

The government has already told us how much water must be in our toilet tank. One district at a time, it is telling us what we may and may not do in our automobiles. In New Jersey, you are forbidden by law from pumping your own gas.

The Supreme Court decision on eminent domain demonstrates how serious the threat is. For over 200 years, governments used the constitutional power to take (with just compensation) land from citizens only to build roads, bridges, schools, post offices — things that the government required to provide public services. But in 2005 the Supreme Court decided that it is acceptable to throw people off their property to allow the government to sell the land in order to increase tax revenue.

The greedy hand of the law extends to the highest levels of our government.

(Note that five years after the people had been forced to vacate their property, the land which the government had taken was bare and unused... for anything. The tax revenues that the mis-leaders had envisioned? Never happened.) This is what too often happens when the government interferes with the private sector.

A Few of Our Favorite Things

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I Remember... June 22, 1970

Boy, do I remember June 22, 1970. On that date President Nixon signed the bill which became the 26th amendment. It lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. However, hinting at massive apathy to come, only about half of those newly eligible voters even bothered to sign up for the 1972 presidential election.

Though my parents remembered that on June 22, 1944, President Roosevelt signed the what became known as the G.I. Bill. (Do you know what "G.I." stands for? Pretty good trivia question, huh?)

And some of us fondly remember the June, 1970 issue of Playboy. Yeah, that, too.

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BBHQ Shorts
Quick Takes on Items in the News:

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06/20:  MSNBC Demotion
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06/16:  Trans-Racial
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06/03:  Faux Jennermania
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06/02:  Absence of Skepticism – ?
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06/01:  Baltimore Lives Matter
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05/23:  Release the E-mail!
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05/14:  We’ve Got to Have More Money!
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04/30:  I Have a Dream: Destroy
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04/21:  You Might be a Bigot
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The BBHQ Trivia Teaser
 
Here are three questions from the BBHQ cloud:

1. First, our current events question:
As of this morning, who, among the following, is NOT a declared/announced candidate for president? (and yes, there is 1... and only 1)
    Hillary Clinton
    Joe Biden
    Bernie Sanders
    Lincoln Chafee
    Rick O'Malley
    Jeb Bush
    Marco Rubio
    Ben Carson
    Carly Fiorina
    Ted Cruz
    Lindsey Graham
    George Pakati
    Rand Paul
    Rick Perry
    Rick Santorum
    Donald Trump

2. From a classic boomer-era TV series... what is the boy’s first name?

3. What does "G.I" stand for? (Saw that one coming, didn'tcha'?)

There are no prizes here... it's just for fun.

Members can play all of our trivia games in The BBHQ Trivia Library.

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

- the Boomer Crew at BBHQ


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