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Trailrider1951's Journal
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June 23, 2020

Spike Lee's 'Do the Right Thing' free to rent, includes discussion on race, change

Spike Lee’s ‘Do the Right Thing’ free to rent, includes discussion on race, change

Link is here: https://www.kiro7.com/news/trending/spike-lees-do-right-thing-free-rent-includes-discussion-race-change/QZIWQO3QWRFDXOPKZXEV4TSTNI/

The movie will be available through Sunday on Amazon, Apple, Charter, Comcast, Google, Redbox, Vudu and other platforms for free streaming. I've never seen this movie, and will not pass up the opportunity to view it.

May 14, 2020

Neil Young

Comes a time:

Just because....
May 2, 2020

Question regarding the anti-viral wipes

I have been unable to find them at my local grocery store after March 12. I did have most of a large canister of the Lysol wipes left over from our last family camp-out, and half a regular-sized canister of wipes in my car. I use the ones in my car for disinfecting my hands after a trip to the store and the ones at home to disinfect store purchases and delivered packages. I've noticed that the wipes themselves are made of a sturdy cloth-like fabric that is probably not as degradable in the land fill as are paper products. Can I re-use these wipes instead of throwing them away? I though about putting the used wipes in a plastic container and spraying them until moist with a 10% bleach solution and re-using and therefore recycling them would be a good choice. Please give my your opinions as to whether or not to re-use the wipes. Thanks for your input!

April 19, 2020

You know that extra $600 a week unemployment benefit that passed congress has finally

showed up. I got this e-mail this morning from my state's Employment Security department:

Employment security department

You’ll automatically get the extra $600 per week.
You don’t need to request it – you’ll start seeing those payments as soon as this week.
There’s only one exception: People who receive in-training benefits won’t get it.

Extend your benefits by 13 weeks.
Continue filing your weekly claims.
As soon as you see the option to file an “PEUC claim”, do it as soon as possible. Watch for this alert in eServices after April 18. It should appear in the same place you click to file a weekly claim, and will show up as you are nearing the end of the typically available 26 weeks of benefits.

This will extend your benefits by 13 weeks under the federal CARES Act.

Job search is optional.
On your weekly claim, say “no” on job search: It won’t affect your benefit.
Job search is currently optional as a result of the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” initiative. We still encourage you to look for work during this time if you are laid off, but it is not required, so selecting no is the best option. Changes to job search requirements will be posted on our website at esd.wa.gov.

There’s always something new to learn on ESD.WA.GOV.
Take a look at the updated website. It has a new look and new information that will answer most of your questions.
Have you checked out the worker Q&A on our COVID-19 webpage lately? We update it constantly with new information about the federal stimulus legislation.

Guess I can make rent next month, and make a much-needed pilgrimage to my local grocery store. As to my $1200 stimulus, well, it is still MIA.

March 22, 2020

How about a few words of real leadership from a real president:

FDR's first inaugural speech, March, 1933:

March 20, 2020

Here are some facts from local news here in Seattle: Testing IS the key to preventing the spread of

the virus!

Bellingham physician: COVID-19 spreading because people can’t get tested


So, who are you going to believe? I go with the doctor in Bellingham. We are being LIED TO! by our federal government officials!

February 25, 2020

A brilliant piece of music

Do you have one?

This is mine:

January 23, 2020

Heads up on this phishing e-mail I got from "Amazon"

I got this e-mail today telling me that I needed to "update my credit card because it expired and my Prime account was in jeopardy". It looked absolutely legit. Of course, it wanted me to **click the link** to update my credit card info. HA! I went on Amazon's website, and there was NOTHING wrong with my account, so I reported it to: stop-spoofing@amazon.com. It's a scam a minute out there. Be careful, my friends.

December 1, 2018

Yes, my Dad was too, a Democrat his whole life

Grew up in poverty during the Great Depression on a farm in Virginia. His father died the summer before Dad turned 16, so the older boys in the family had to get jobs to help support Grandma and the younger siblings. When Dad turned 16, Grandma signed the papers for him to join the Army. This was December, 1940, a year before Pearl Harbor. He was stationed at Ft. Knox, KY and served with the 1st Armored Division. He sent most of his pay back to Grandma.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dad and the 1st Armored Division were part of the Operation Torch landings in North Africa at Oran, Algeria the night of Nov 8-9, 1942. This was the first action of USA Army in the "European Theater" of WWII. They fought in part under General George Patton, and against General Rommel's troops. He was in North Africa until the January, 1944 invasion of Italy at Anzio, where he was wounded (shot in the arm). When D Day happened in June of 1944, Dad was in a tank chasing Germans out the North side of Rome, and continued fighting in Italy until the end of the war.

After the war, he met Mom, married, and worked at North American Aviation in Ohio, where I was born. He was a good and decent man. He was my Hero. He would have been 94 next week. Happy Birthday, Daddy. I miss you every day.

May 2, 2016

Happy Birthday, Amtrak! I absolutely LOVE riding the train!

It is so much better than flying! Here is what a typical coach class seat looks like:


Compare that to your typical coach seat on an airplane. But you aren't belted into your seat for the trip, so you can get up and walk around. You can visit the Sightseer lounge if you like:


There is a snack concession stand downstairs where you can purchase sandwiches and drinks. With the large wrap-around windows, it is the perfect place to take in the sights outside the window. Like the California coast:


Or the Pecos River in West Texas:


Or a blizzard in Arizona:


Or Dealy Plaza in Dallas:


But you don't have to buy you food in the Snack bar or the Dining Car if you don't want to. The food they sell is very expensive, so I bring all my own food aboard. This is a typical lunch:


Cost is about $3. A typical dinner costs about $4, except for the booze:


Coach passengers cannot partake of their own supply of alcohol, but sleeper passengers may bring their own. You can also get off the train at the longer stops, if you smoke:


And you get to visit some historic old stations, like Union Station in Los Angeles:


In two weeks, I get my next trip from Texas to Seattle to visit my son. I can't wait! Thanks, Amtrak!

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