Thursday, October 15, 2009

October 15. 2009 - Thursday (early edition)

10/15/09 THURSDAY (early)
The daffy-nition of "confidence" will not be found with a
government that insists it become involved with it's nations healthcare
system,.... simply to keep private healthcare providers "Honest".
When, on the other hand, that very same government uses a private
(independent) mail carrier (Fed Ex) to deliver government documents
regarding it's latest citizen census.
The current temperature is 40 degrees.
Sneeze in your elbow,... it's flu season.
"Profanity makes ignorance audible."
L O C A L news & stuff,.. mostly stuff.
Morning coffee at Granny's includes discussions about almost
everything one might imagine. This morning we even touched on the
retirement plan that I shared in the Gazette several days ago. One I
copied and sent it out just as I received it. I was aware of the
erroneous mathematics involved in the plan however I wondered how many
others would catch it, or, take time to "calculate" the facts.
I was surprised that only one individual took the time to respond.
That made me wonder. Do you suppose that's the same kind of response we
might expect from our Washington politicians when they're exposed to
similar facts? Anyway,... Wanda shared the following thoughts regarding
the plan. She wrote: >>>
Dear Gary,
Here is what's wrong with the Patriot's Retirement Plan you shared

What it doesn't say is give 40 million people $1.00 each...that would
equal $40 million dollars.

If you give 40,000,000. people (40 million) $1,000,00. (a million
dollars) each....
it's a million times 40 million...and that's $40,000,000,000,000.
(40 trillion dollars)

Even our totally incompetent government hasn't spent quite that
much....... yet.
(And the St Petersburg Times editor should be fired for no fact
checking!) <<<<<
Thanks a million for caring and sharing Wanda. I'll
bet everyone in the entire Mandt school district had it figured out too.
AND,... I am also pleased that you added the YET part as well.
The areas potato harvest is virtually over save a few growers with
a few remaining acres to harvest.
Sugarbeet harvest on the other hand, due to the freezing
temperatures of the past few nights, has been put on hold. I have heard
sugar contents ranging from the upper 15's to over 18 percent. Yields,
depending on what order you enter the watering hole, ranges from 18 to
25 plus ton per acre. Although some growers have completed their
sugarbeet harvest, others are little more than half done.
However no matter how you look at it American Crystal Sugar is
Pure, Proud & Sweet AND only 15 calories per teaspoon.
Dear Gary:
Thanks for the Grafton Construction update. I'd like to hear more about
when the beet harvest will begin, where the best numbers are (sugar%,
lbs. per acre, etc.), and more about the potato harvest, but that's
I certainly hope y'all remember Carol Yeager is an Air Force reserve
chaplain. She's deployed to "an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia"
until January, and if you email me, I can probably tell you more, and I
wouldn't "have to kill ya" or anything cliche like that. As you can
imagine, we all want to 'support our troops,' which for most people
means putting magnetic ribbons on the backs of their cars. Big deal. If
anyone really wants to support their troops, Carol's got some real needs
that need to be addressed.
If you've ever been in the military, then you know what "Hurry up and
wait" means. Well, lots of folks hurry up and get to where Carol is, and
then wait. They wait without sundry items that the rest of us take for
granted - toothpaste, shampoo, whatever.
So the Chapel where Carol works maintains a closet full of travel size
personal items - everything from tooth brushes to after shave. You can
find these things at Walgreens or Rite Aid, and I certainly hope at
Wally's as well.
So if anyone wants to put some grit into their patriotism, I would
humbly ask on behalf of the soldiers, Marines, Airmen, sailors and
various civilian folks that go through Carol's base, that y'all put
together a package full of such items and send it to: Ch Major Carol
379 AEW/HC
APO AE 09309
There. That doesn't disclose anything top secret, and it does send the
word out. Your country needs you, Grafton, North Dakota, and just as you
sent your sons to battle in the great war, (more than one of which I had
the profound honor of burying during my time in the Northland), please
send your shampoo and mouthwash to Carol. She will get it to those young
folks who are bearing the burden of defending freedom and fighting
terrorism in a very unfriendly and strange land. Other than that, Gary,
know that I love you, and think of you all the time. The folks at
Grafton Lutheran, and in Grafton at large, are some of the finest people
I have ever had the privilege of knowing, and both Carol and I remember
with unfading fondness our time in the land of flatness, coldness,
windiness, and indescribable fertility and liveliness.
God bless you all,
Rev Gregory Yeager
Salisbury North Carolina
Three and one half years citizen of Grafton, and proud former clergy of
Grafton Lutheran Church. <<<<<
Thanks a million Rev Greg, for caring and sharing. Wouldn't
it be wonderful if some of your former parishioners could put together a
"Folks from Grafton Care about you too" package?
"Life is to short for long answers."

Write if you can, call if you can't, and, tell your loved ones they
are,..... before it's too late.

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