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GoPro Mystery July 18, 2017

Posted by Retired Geezer in Family, News, Travel.
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…with a happy ending.

Exports Time July 14, 2017

Posted by geoff in News.
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You were probably sitting there at your computer saying to yourself, “Gee, I won’t feel good about enjoying my weekend without knowing how exports are doing!”

Well fret not, because I’ve got your exports data right here:

ExportsJuly2017Report

Crawling sideways, so no good news. Kind of like all the economic data of late.

Manufacturing Jobs Stall, But at Highest Level of Past 5 Years July 13, 2017

Posted by geoff in News.
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Yep, for the past 3 months the number of manufacturing jobs has held steady at just under 12,400,000. No one likes to see manufacturing’s climb arrested, but that’s actually the highest level of manufacturing jobs we’ve seen since the recession.

ManufJobsJune2017Report.GIF

Still, I’d like to see more in the way of gains.

Millennial International July 11, 2017

Posted by Retired Geezer in Crime, Fashion, News.
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A Worthy Cause!

Somewhere in Utah July 8, 2017

Posted by Retired Geezer in News.
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See the smoke up ahead?

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I’m Baaaack July 8, 2017

Posted by Retired Geezer in News.
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I’m back from the mini IB gathering.

All I have to say is ‘Somos pocos pero estamos locos’! (we are few but we are Crazy)

We stayed with geoff (the perfect host), along with Clan Skinbad (who did not lose their luggage). Lauraw and Mr. Lauraw along with Osoloco and Jam2 met us for beers.

geoff must have been thinking of Dave when he posted this sign in his bathroom:

StolenTowells

We got to watch geoff at his part-time job:

boulderBuds 2

 

Well I want to see if this works before I tell you everything that happened.

 

Employment Report: Nearly Imperceptible Uptick July 7, 2017

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Presented without comment:

FullTimeEmpvsCivPopJul2017Report

Puddles July 6, 2017

Posted by skinbad in Art, Entertainment, Humor, Music.
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I’m a new, big fan of a clown. It’s not that I find that terribly surprising–I’m not creeped out by clowns, I just don’t really think about them one way or another. Anyhoo, as many time-wasting link-clickers can attest, the Wide World of the Web is chock-full of click bait. And I’m pretty good at ignoring it. But I have clicked a couple of America’s Got Talent videos recently. There’s a deaf girl (Mandy Harvey) who did a great job singing an original song. You can find it if you’re interested. Then, a few days ago, I clicked on something about a clown that brought the house down.

This guy:

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Your Patriotism is Probably Lacking July 4, 2017

Posted by geoff in News.
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The Washington Examiner had this list of the most patriotic states in the Union:

1 Virginia
2 Alaska
3 Wyoming
4 South Carolina
5 Colorado
6 Washington
7 Hawaii
8 Idaho
9 Georgia
10 North Carolina
41 Delaware
42 Pennsylvania
43 Michigan
44 California
45 Connecticut
46 New York
47 Rhode Island
48 Massachussets
49 Illinois
50 New Jersey

I felt bad about reproducing the whole list, so go to the link for all the states, and to find out how they decided what “patriotism” means.

But before you do that, take a moment to pause and reflect on how nice it would be if you lived in Colorado.