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™ ♫ Hey Now This ☼ Is Kule ¿ •N§. I Never Knew What © Fun You could Have ♠♣♦♥ With The “ALT” Tab

Did you know you can make all these crazy symbols and more with the “ALT” tab and then a set of numbers. Below is pic and chart of  ALT” and combos. Also I was fooling around with just random numbers and it was producing other symbols. Have fun and see what you create.

Have fun playing and making your own symbols.

Have fun playing and making your own symbols.

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~Steve~                                H/T hujonwi
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The Girl at the Beach

A couple lived near the ocean and used to walk the beach a lot. One summer they noticed a girl who was at the beach almost every day. She wasn’t unusual, nor was the travel bag she carried, except for one thing; she would approach people who were sitting on the beach, glance around and then speak to them.
Generally, the people would respond negatively and she would wander off. But occasionally someone would nod and there would be a quick exchange of money and something that she carried in her bag.
The couple assumed that she was selling drugs and debated calling the cops, but since they didn’t know for sure, they decided to just continue watching her.
After a couple of weeks the wife said, ‘Honey, have you ever noticed that she only goes up to people with boom boxes and other electronic devices?’
He hadn’t and said so.
Then she said, ‘Tomorrow I want you to get a towel and our big radio and go lie out on the beach. Then we can find out what she’s really doing.’
Well, the plan went off without a hitch and the wife was almost hopping up and down with anticipation when she saw the girl talk to her husband and then leave…
The man then walked up the beach and met his wife at the road.
‘Well, is she selling drugs?’ she asked excitedly.
‘No, she’s not,’ he said, enjoying this probably more than he should have.
‘Well, what is it then? What does she do?’ his wife fairly shrieked.
The man grinned and said, ‘She’s a battery salesperson.’
‘Batteries?’ cried the wife.
‘Yes!’ he replied.

OOOOH! You’re gonna dislike me for this – but it will make your day!

‘She Sells C Cells down by the Seashore!’
~Steve~                               H/T  Grouchy

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Out of the Mouths of Babes

Sounds like a reasonable question to me!

A young Arab asks his father, “Whatis that weird hat you are wearing?”   The father said, “Why, it’s a ‘chechia‘, because in the desert it protects our heads from the sun.”
“And what is this type of weird clothing that you are wearing?” asked the young man.
“It’s a ‘djbellah’, because in the desert it is very hot and it protects your body.” said the father.
The son asked, “And what about these ugly shoes on your feet?
His father replied, “These are ‘babouches’, which keep us from burning our feet when in the desert.”
“Tell me, Abba?” added the boy.
“Yes, my son?”
“Why are we living in Toms River , New Jersey and you’re still wearing all this Crap?”

~Steve~                 H/T  Miss May

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The Saga Of Bubba And BillyBob.

Bubba and Billy Bob are walking down the street in Atlanta , and they see a sign on a store which reads, “Suits $5.00 each! , shirts $2.00 each, trousers $2.50 each.” Bubba says to his pal, “Billy Bob, look here! We could buy a whole gob of these, take them back to Long Beach , sell them to our friends, and make a fortune. Just let me do the talking, because if they hear your accent, they might think we’re ignorant and won’t wanna sell that stuff to us. Now, I’ll talk in a slow Georgia drawl, so they don’t know we is from Mississippi .” They go in and Bubba says with his best fake Georgia drawl, “I’ll take 50 of them suits at $5.00 each, 100 of them there shirts at $2.00 each, 50 pairs of them there trousers at $2.50 each. I’ll back up my pickup and…” The owner of the shop interrupts, “Are you from Mississippi , aren`t you?” “Well…yeah,” says a surprised Bubba….”How come you knowed that?” “Because this is a dry cleaners


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Iowa City Government Demands Keys to Citizens’ Private Properties – UPDATE!

In 1788, Thomas Jefferson sounded a warning to generations of Americans to come when he wrote these words in a letter to E. Carrington:

“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.”

On May 23, 2011, democracy committed suicide in Cedar Falls, Iowa. A democratically elected government willingly voted to limit the privacy, liberty, and security of citizens.

That evening, by a majority 6 to 1 vote, the elected governing body of Cedar Falls — its City Council — passed Ordinance 2740.

Ordinance 2740 is an amendment to Chapter 11, Fire Prevention and Protection, of the Code of Ordinances relative to adoption of the 2009 Edition of the International Fire Code.

Translated from bureaucratese into ordinary English language, Ordinance 2740 allows the city government to have the keys to privately-owned properties, including commercial businesses, apartments, and some rental houses — all in the name of fire prevention and protection. The twisted reasoning is that if the government has those keys, it could gain quick entrance to properties should there be a fire. [Read the city council’s meeting minutes here.]


The amended code reads as follows:

Subsection 506.3 A fire department key box shall be installed in each commercial or industrial building in the city which is equipped with a fire detection, fire alarm, or fire suppression system that is monitored by an alarm company with direct connection to the dispatch center of the city, and in each building equipped with an unsupervised local alarm system, and where immediate access to the interior of the building by fire department personnel is necessary for life-saving or firefighting purposes. A fire department key box shall also be installed in each residential property consisting of six (6) or more residential dwelling units. Each fire department key box shall be of a type and shall be installed in a location that is approved by the fire chief or his or her designee, and shall be installed in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations. Each application for a fire department key box shall be submitted to the fire chief or his or her designee. The cost of purchase and installation of each fire department key box shall be paid by the building owner.

Each fire department key box shall contain the following keys:

a. Keys to each locked point of egress, whether on the exterior or interior of the building.

b. Keys to each locked mechanical room in the building.

c. Keys to each locked electrical room in the building.

d. Keys to other areas as determined by the fire chief or his or her designee.

A “fire department key box” means a secure box installed on the exterior of a building, containing keys to various locks on the premises of the building, to which only the fire chief or his or her designee has access.

If the building owner changes or causes to be changed any locks such that the keys located in the fire department key box will not unlock any of the locks described in this section, it shall be the responsibility of the building owner to furnish to the fire chief or his or her designee replacement keys to be placed in the fire department key box, at the owner’s expense.

Ordinance 2740 was championed by Council members Susan DeBuhr and Kamyar Enshayan. 6 out of 7 Council members voted in favor of the ordinance, all in the name of government protecting citizens. Only Councilman Nick Taiber voted against the ordinance. Here are the members of Cedar Falls’ City Council:

Tom Hagarty, 1st Ward

Susan DeBuhr. 2nd Ward

John Runchey, 3rd Ward

Kamyar Enshayan

4th Ward

Frank Darrah

5th Ward

Nick Taiber

At Large

David Wieland

At Large


Although the ordinance was undertaken by an elected city council, that doesn’t mean it’s right. Imagine if an elected body voted in favor of murder or theft. This 6-1 vote by the Cedar Falls City Council is an act of democracy committing suicide. As Americans, we should all be appalled. Here’s what you can do:

We may not live there, but we can vow to never visit this community. Call the Cedar Falls City Hall and give them a piece of your mind. They may not listen to their citizens at this point, but if they recieved thousands of phone calls in one day from people stating they will boycott Cedar Falls and/or the entire state of Iowa, maybe they will listen. Here’s the contact info:

  • City Council members (see above)
  • City Hall: phone (319) 273-8600; voice mail box 6981.
  • Mayor Jon Crews: phone (319) 268-511; e-mail mayorsoffice@cedarfalls.com

H/t loyal Fellows, May and Sunnydupree.

~Steve & Eowyn

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The Coming Collapse of the United States

Time for today’s “Let’s scare the crap out of our readers” story. 😀
This one I found on “Before it’s News.”
Please watch the video at bottom. It will kind of make you feel bad for an armed robber.
By The Dollar Vigilante (Reporter)
Friday, February 18, 2011 4:21
I received a lot of feedback about my interesting day in the land of the free yesterday.  Most were to tell me of similar horror stories they had witnessed.  But, some people suggested I must be exaggerating – or even made up the story completely.
To that, I offer some photo evidence.

Let's see, we have 3 cops for bringing a drink out side, mean while at the gas station...

A number of my colleagues from the conference witnessed me being taken down last night for having walked outside of a bar with my drink for a few moments and Your Trusty Chief Editor Being Attended to by the Authorities –
Interestingly, just after this, I walked into a gas station to ask someone for directions (trying to find a place I could go where I was not banned for 30 days).  The girl working at the store looked upset and was running around and trying to call someone on her mobile phone.  I asked her what was going on.  She said she had just gotten robbed.
I asked her if she was ok and if there was anything I could do and she told me, “No, it’s okay, this happens all the time.”
I asked her what she meant.  A few times per year?
“No, almost every night,” she replied, almost embarrassed.
Read the rest Here

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