Thursday, January 5, 2017

CALEXIT: a reality or a pipedream?

The loony liberals in California are at it again. A group of way-out there folks has actually filed a petition to put a measure on the 2018 ballot to start the process to have California succeed from the Union. Part of the group's process will be an appeal to the United Nations. They actually cite the election results as one of their reasons for the split. Give me a break!

Is this even feasible?

Let's start with the reality. A petition can't boot the Golden State from the United States of America. Only an act of Congress in the form of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution can do that.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

The #IAM911 movement

You may have heard of it on on the the social media sites - or not. "In the Trenches" on Facebook, '#IAM911" on Twitter, or The Jabberlog web blog was started by a former dispatcher in support of 911 dispatchers. Why? This year the Federal OMB Division was contacted to change the job description of Public Safety Telecommunicators (911 Dispatchers) from office personnel to emergency. Currently, we are lumped in with tow and taxi dispatchers. APCO and NENA (the National Emergency Number Association) joined to petition the feds to get our classification changed to the same as law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Houses of the Lord: Monasteries in England

In the year 300, an Egyptian called Antony decided to lead a life of prayer. He said goodbye to the village and his family and became a hermit. He was considered a monk by those who knew him. Others soon followed his example, swearing celibacy and devotion to the Christian God in 320 by establishing monasteries. The men and women followed renunciation (the act of giving up all the pleasures of regular living) as part of their daily regime. Monasteries spread through the Middle East and eventually to around the world. One man, St. Basil even wrote down general rules for the lifestyle. The Rule of St. Bail became the rule of thumb for monasteries after he died in 379. One of his rules stated that becoming a hermit was too self-centered. In his words:

“The solitary life has one aim, the service of the needs of the individual. But this is plainly in conflict with the law of love. Whose feet then wilt thou wash? Whom wilt thou care for?”

Monday, December 19, 2016

Just discovered - secret memo from Mrs. Claus!

Breaking News! This Top Secret memo has been sent to me from an undercover agent from the North Pole. Shortly after receiving this from my contact, I lost contact with him. Very interesting read.

Monday, December 5, 2016

New Sharks books and update on the team

Woohoo...its hockey season and the San Jose Sharks are are doing okay. The team just completed their mega-stretch of games (each team has one). They currently stand in eighth place overall, third in the Western Conference, and first in the Pacific Division. The team has a new app for those who live in CA, which lets folks watch games live (providing you have the CSN Bay Area tv).