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Heard about the fellow who fell asleep reading old magazines

He woke up with back issues........

Just back from Voting

in St. Louis County. Dropped off our ballots at the Board of Elections. The line was pretty long with folks doing the same thing and the line to cast an early ballot was even longer. I suspect we were there about 10 minutes in line.

I have heard that

Secret Agents get the best sleep , because they are always undercover...................

A friend took a me out to a Korean restaurant.

The food was too hot for him, but it was just Seoul food, to me...........

Heard a fly landed in the grocery store bakery department

and started telling jokes.

They wanted to stop him, but he was on a roll..................

Outside Of St. Louis And Kansas City, Coronavirus Cases Rise In Missouri

The St. Louis region has seen ups and downs recently in its coronavirus case numbers, but elsewhere in the state the number of cases is rising quickly.

Nine counties in Missouri have had case counts increase by more than 20% last week, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

St. Clair and Linn counties, both in western Missouri, sit at the top of the list with increases of 59% and 40%, respectively.

Dr. Alex Garza, head of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force, said Friday that some rural hospitals are starting to become concerned about having enough room for COVID-19 patients.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/health-science-environment/2020-09-28/outside-of-st-louis-and-kansas-city-coronavirus-cases-rise-in-missouri?

In honor of "Talk Like a Pirate" Day!

I offer the following.

A slice of Apple Pie is $2.50 in Jamaica and $3.00 in The Bahamas.

These are The Pie Rates of The Caribbean.

Gov. Mike Parson Loses Latest Challenge to St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's election-year maneuver to blame St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner for the city's homicide numbers and hand off certain murder cases to the state attorney general died today in the House of Representatives.

The House closed the veto session today without even taking up legislation for "concurrent jurisdiction" that would have stripped Gardner of some of her decision-making power as a prosecutor.

Parson had pushed a handful of measures on state legislators for a special session, claiming they would combat violent crime. That originally included changes that would have provided a new path for charging as adults kids as young as twelve, repealing a St. Louis rule that required cops to live in the city for their first seven years, bump up penalties for selling guns to juveniles and create a witness protection fund.

He later tacked on a measure that would have let Attorney General Eric Schmitt take over murder cases that Gardner hadn't charged within 90 days or that had been charged and dismissed. As justification, Parson and Schmitt blamed Gardner for what they claimed was a backlog of murder cases. However, as we reported in an August 26 cover story, the vast majority of open murder cases are open because police hadn't arrested anyone, not because of anything Gardner was or wasn't doing.

https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2020/09/16/gov-mike-parson-loses-latest-challenge-to-st-louis-circuit-attorney-kim-gardner?

Borgen is on Netflix

With subtitles and/or dubbing if anyone is interested. We are rewatching the series and find it to be wonderful.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borgen_(TV_series)

'We were shocked': RAND study uncovers massive income shift to the top 1%


The median worker should be making as much as $102,000 annually—if some $2.5 trillion wasn’t being “reverse distributed” every year away from the working class.

Just how far has the working class been left behind by the winner-take-all economy? A new analysis by the RAND Corporation examines what rising inequality has cost Americans in lost income—and the results are stunning.

A full-time worker whose taxable income is at the median—with half the population making more and half making less—now pulls in about $50,000 a year. Yet had the fruits of the nation’s economic output been shared over the past 45 years as broadly as they were from the end of World War II until the early 1970s, that worker would instead be making $92,000 to $102,000. (The exact figures vary slightly depending on how inflation is calculated.)

The findings, which land amid a global pandemic, help to illuminate the paradoxes of an economy in which so-called essential workers are struggling to make ends meet while the rich keep getting richer.

“We were shocked by the numbers,” says Nick Hanauer, a venture capitalist who came up with the idea for the research along with David Rolf, founder of Local 775 of the Service Employees International Union and president of the Fair Work Center in Seattle. “It explains almost everything. It explains why people are so pissed off. It explains why they are so economically precarious.”

https://www.fastcompany.com/90550015/we-were-shocked-rand-study-uncovers-massive-income-shift-to-the-top-1?
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