Radio Tidbits – February 2017

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Totally Random – February 2017

Nothing is off topic

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Donald Trump – February 2017

Donald J Trump is in control

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So you want to be a railroad engineer?

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Muhammad Ali Jr

The bait

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/02/24/muhammad-ali-jr-detained-immigration-officials-fla-airport/98379082/

The reality

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3704342/Muhammad-Ali-s-son-dumps-wife-two-children-inheriting-boxing-legend-s-80million-fortune.html

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Trump listens to CEOs

Lack of trained workers is the problem

Trump met with 20 of the country’s most important manufacturing CEOs to listen to their opinions, not tell them what to do. One of the themes is that the American education system is not producing students capable of performing the work in industrial environments.

In the 1950s, car plants employed welders. Today they need people who program and repair robots that do the welding. Manaufacturing prototypes are no longer done with shaping blocks of wood by hand, but by using computer design programs to run CNC machines.

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Donald Trump to speak at CPAC today

Despite what Michael Savage says, the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) IS the voice that represents the Conservative Movement in the United States. Donald Trump is speaking to them at 10 AM ET on Friday.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/24/trump-set-to-take-center-stage-at-cpac-as-theme-appears-to-be-now-or-never.html

John McCain was booed by CPAC in 2008

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Alan Colmes dead at age 66

https://mobile.twitter.com/FoxNews/status/834769367749509120

Alan Colmes was married to the sister of Monica Crowley

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¿Et tu Juan?

The globalists have obviously issued the “go order” to remove Donald Trump as President. John McCain has not been “on board” the Trump Train for even a nanosecond, just biding his time until the opening presented itself.

The strongest evidence of this was Monica Crowley appearing on the John Batchelor show. During the campaign, she was a lone voice cheering him on – but after she was dumped from her PR job for the national security council, probably after somebody pointed out she belonged to the CFR, she has become virulently anti-Trump. Mary Kissell from the WSJ is another #nevertrump person just ready to pounce on Trump and welcome President Pence.

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How to piss off an ABC TV station

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CFL Recycling Day!

Not wanting to be subjected to the hazmat suit process that Glenn Beck got when he “broke” a CFL bulb, I decided to be a responsible citizen and return my burnt out CFL bulbs so the environment would not be contaminated with the minuscule amount of mercury inside.

Here is my experience – your mileage may vary. After looking up recycling locations on the government website:

Local bulb and battery store
– sure, we’ll take them off your hands if you pay us $.25 each!

Lowes – after transferring to the correct person
“Hi, I need to recycle some CFLs and the government web site says Lowe’s will take them”
I don’t know what that means…
“CFLs are those Curly Q light bulbs that you have to recycle”
We don’t do that – all we take is Compact Fluorescents
“CFL stands for Compact Fluorescent Lighbulbs”
[Click]

Home Depot – after enduring a long promotional message in Spanish
“Hi, i need to recycle some burnt out CFLs”
What type?
“2 curly Q and one spotlight that you use in the ceiling”
No problem
“Any charge or anything I need to know?”
Nope. Come on over
[drive to home depot] – go to guy at the door
“Hi I am here to recycle CFLs. Where do I go?”
I can do that! Let me see what you have
[Takes bulbs out of the Walmart bag]
You’re good to go!
“Thank you for your help!”

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Post Valentine day afterglow

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Raymond W Smith

About a week ago, I ordered a book called Dormont to read with a friend. I grew up in a borough of Alleghany County, Pennsylvania named Dormont.

It is in the South Hills and was about 1 square mile in size with a population of around 12,000. I had been searching for the name of the Rexall Drug Store where my brother Kirby Stiening had been a clerk, when I stumbled on this obscure book. I knew within a couple paragraphs that I had to get the book.

I did not know who the author was or why he wrote the book, I just knew he was a good writer and every sentence dripped with anecdotes and real people and places where I grew up.

Mr Smith is currently 75 years old. It turns out from his description of the house he grew up in that he must have lived no more than a few houses away from where I grew up, albeit a 14 year difference in our ages.

Raymond W Smith was formerly the CEO of Verizon and (as of 2011) is the chairman of Rothschild, Inc, the banking conglomerate that rules the world.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_W._Smith

Knock me over with a feather.

By the way Ron Paul is also an alumni of Dormont High School, six years older than Mr Smith. It would be interesting to be in a room with the two of them.

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