Friday, October 31, 2008

Good Tax Breaks

I took the liberty of Copying this from Millville's Favorate Blogger!!
This is an enconomic TREAT and not a trick

Verizon Tax Breaks
In not so bad news - the State Economic Development Authority authorized a ten-year, $20 million tax break for Verizon in New Jersey.
What this tax break does is keep Verizon, and jobs, in NJ. If you believe the hacks at Millville First, you would think that all tax incentives are completely unnecessary.
Of course, most of them are retired and receiving government pensions (not too many have ever worked in the private sector) and of course, do not need jobs. And that is not to mention that many of them also are on the receiving end of state and public monies, and are the first in line to grab every new “hand-out”.
If you were a MF’er, the first thing you would do is get your adding machine out and scream that the taxpayers are subsidizing 712 jobs at a cost of $28,089.89 per job.
The actual cost is less than $2,090 per year per job. It keeps a major corporation in the state. It keeps a viable business operating in a depressed area, which will encourage other businesses to locate there in the future. It creates some new jobs at Verizon, and guarantees that the building will see millions in dollars of private investment in renovations, hence creating construction jobs.
This beats the alternatives: construction workers sitting at home during a lax economy, not able to earn; skilled ex-Verizon employees standing in the unemployment line; sending those jobs over to Pennsylvania.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Phillies World Series Champions


How sweet it is!!!
Here is the winning hit and the final outs!!
9:58: There is joy in mudville -- the Philadelphia Phillies are world champions!!!!!

9:50: Lights out Lidge has two outs to go. Prepare for lift off!!

9:38: Oh my God! Three more outs. Daily News work heating up, sadly, as we try to get Phillies' stories into our early edition, so you may need to discuss this incredible moment by yourself.

9:20: Feliz Navidad! Pete Happy hit a hard grounder up the middle past an in-drawn infield, and the Phillies have regained the lead, 4-3!! Nice job by Victorino to move the runner over. And now Ruiz almost gets a hit but a remarkable stop by Iwamura. The Phillies let Romero bat -- good move in my opinion as the Phillies want Romero (who just grounded out) to close this game.


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Gas Price lowest in 3 Years!!


I just got this price this morning. Super Wawa on Rt 47 in Milville NJ

Bud Selig...Weatherman

Bob Ford of the Philly Inquirer says it all!!

"round the water coolers of America, in the lines waiting for their lattes, and from bar stool to bar stool yesterday, people said to each other, "The thing that's so difficult is that the weather, it just keeps changing," and then they broke into uncontrollable laughter. Another national catchphrase was born, which is the dream of every television executive. Oh, that Uncle Bud. How does he stay in character?

"The thing that's so difficult is that the ice cream, it just keeps melting."

"The thing that's so difficult is that the clock, it just keeps ticking."


f the directors of this slapstick think Philadelphia in general and the Phillies in particular are upset about the extra half-inning that shouldn't have been played, imagine if Shane Victorino had been unable to fight through the wind and the rain and the deep outfield to catch Evan Longoria's drive over his head that ended Monday's installment. Carlos Pena would have scored easily to put Tampa Bay ahead and the comedy would have continued. Even Uncle Bud's explanation wouldn't have been as funny then.

"The thing that's so difficult is that the ball, it just keeps rolling."

Kind of makes you anxious for the next episode. What will the guys in charge of the story come up with this time? It could be anything, including another cliff-hanging delay until tomorrow, or Friday, or Arbor Day.

"We're not going to resume until we have decent weather conditions," Uncle Bud said.

Tell him to stop, please. He's killing us.


Contact columnist Bob Ford at 215-854-5842 or bford@phillynews.com. Read his recent work at http://go.philly.com/bobford. video

Eat Your Beans at Every Meal

Yup, its true and backed up by science. There are ways to keep your blood pressure down and you can read THIS to see what foods and situations help your your blood pressure at a healthy level.

School Board ASSN Convention in AC


As mandated by the state of NJ. I was in Atlantic City to "New Member Orientation" It was from 9:30 to 4:15 yesterday Oct 28th 2008. Fred picked me up in the blowing rain and we sat though seminars. They ranged from Negotiations to Curriculum. It was informitive. Here are some photos video

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Rain...Delay

The Phillies and Rays are tied and the nasty rain came. Let hope they can do it later today. As Will Bunch says in his blog:

"Well...you wanted a moment to remember. Will you ever forget this, or the three-and-a-half innings that are going to come, whenever they come. Either one of two things will happen.

Either the Phillies win a world championship...one of these days.

Or we just took the Curse of Billy Penn to whole 'nother level."

Millville Holloween




Millville had its Halloween for the kids on Saturday October 25th. We gave out some candy and saw some nice costumes. Oct 31st will be the adult Halloween on High Street
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Saturday, October 25, 2008

New Version of Windows

Well its gonna be called Windows 7!
According to this story, Microsoft is going back to basics.
It is to be ready by Dec 2009 in time for the holidays.
I then can think about getting a new computer at that time
since my computer is a 2003 with 256 K of memory.
I have heard all the Vista horror stories. My wife's
HP Notebook seems to work fine with Vista. HP seems
to be a good brand.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Go Phillies

Room Change

From Guest Room and Office to.....
Bedroom

The Grinches and Millville Block Parties


Yup, I was at the Millville City Commission meeting this past Tuesday the 21st. After taking care of stuff at home I decided to venture towards the end of the meeting and I see that certain folks are looking out for the Millville Taxpayers. Instead of JUST being AGAINST: UEZ, Arts District, Motorsports, RAD, they are NOW against FUN!! Now, I know this is a serious charge but listen for yourself as this speaker says that the City of Millville Block Parties are
"Irrelevant". Commissioner Shannon defended the Block Parties but stated that they will go like the Edsel and the Dodo Bird if UEZ funding is not obtained. I have not been to a meeting in several months but this was a doozy plus the building was HOT.

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I am BACK


Well, I have been off the internet for 4 days (yup I can not believe it either). Moved my computer and bought a wireless adapter by Belkin. Well had to call tech support at Belkin and Liksys. Had to pay for the Linksys since my modem is from 2004. Hell, it got the job done.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Will Wireless Adapter Work


As you might know we changed the location of our bedroom AND my office. Guess what,the new office space has NO phone jack. I called Verizon at 8am and the earlistthat we will have the internet at our house is tomorrow between 5-9pm. Verizon. It tookme 20 min to go past that talking mechine worman and have someone help me. Ofcourse I could not get my voice mail coverage done witht the same phone call. Weconsidered switching to cable since there IS a cable line but I thoiught it would be easier to just stick with the Verizon DSL. Time will tell. What is better DSL or CABLE here in Cumberland County???NO INTERNET FOR 3 DAYS!!!Note this will be a topic of my next blog entry. I can do new blogs at work BUT I can notsee it since blogger.com is BLOCKED at work like YouTube.

I was given suggestions to get a wireless adapter

I don't think so... you do have wireless in your house, don't you? Just hook the wireless router to the DSL modem, and you are good to go. Now, yur computer might not have a wireless modem in it to receive, in which case you can get one for around $50 - $75 - my computer upstairs has one that just plugs into the USB port and is a little bigger than a Flash Drive.

I was given another suggistion:
Yes, but you will need a PCI or USB network adapter for the desktop.

Here was the last one:
"Sure, buy a wireless adapter for the desktop: www.newegg.com, search for "wirelessadapter"

I hope I am not up all night talking to Bangilore India to configure the thing

On a different subject, The newest INFORNO should be out by Thursday this week. I am sure all of you await tfor that!! There should be some surprises!!






Friday, October 17, 2008

White Privilege

Read the email below!!
I sent this response to Ms. Westfall who
has contempt for Obama and thinks he is getting a pass
because he is BLACK.

http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/contributors/1755
Here is just one example in the article:

"White privilege is being able to be a gun enthusiast and not make people immediately scared of you. White privilege is being able to have a husband who was a member of an extremist political party that wants your state to secede from the Union, and whose motto was "Alaska first," and no one questions your patriotism or that of your family, while if you're black and your spouse merely fails to come to a 9/11 memorial so she can be home with her kids on the first day of school, people immediately think she’s being disrespectful. "


Obama is just a conman. Heres my problem;
Politicians who blatently lie and falsify facts in order toc gain popular support. The public just eats this up and loves this guy and he is the worst liar of them all because he knows he can get away with it based on the color of his skin.


Regards,


Kerry Westfall
CEO, the Westfall Foundation
http://www.westfallfoundation.org/

Westfall Foundation
Corporate ID Number: C2926730
Employer ID Number (tax) 20-5166186

Fax (619) 923-2649

22812 Kuka Circle
Wildomar, CA 92595

From: Fred Pfister

A lot of these "Obama lies" and "Not exactlys" have been checked out and exposed on several different "fact checker" and "Internet rumors & hoaxes" sites. This one from http://www.snopes.com/ sets the record straight on this item which seems to be a product of the "Karl Rove sleaze machine for the propagation and dissemination of bogus material."

On Oct 16, 2008, at 6:49 PM, Kerry Westfall wrote:
Please read all of this and pass on to those you care about.Your future and that of your children depends on everyone knowing thetruth.> >>> >> OBAMA'S 'NOT EXACTLY'S'

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Oh Boy...A VOID!!!

Hi... I worked like a good drone and dumped off 2 bags of laundry and walked with Pat with his 2 large dogs. I then got most of the carpets cleaned with the power vac and ate late pasta. I am up late again with my mind a-spinnin. YA BETCHA!!! While still in Philly, I was invited out to the Oar House for dinner but, I was an hour away and could not go. Later in the evening, I got a call that a few Millville Friends(who befriended us this summer during the RRCA travesty ) are coming over at 9 to feed me pizza and watch the debate with me at my house. Its nice of people to think of you instead of JUST themselves for a change! While I was sleeping, I thought about this... Cumberland County must lead the state in Murder-Suicides in the state of New Jersey. Why is that? Is it true or do I just feel that way?? My mother with 3rd stage ovarian cancer is doing very well. She is quite the fighter without all that stupid political or personal resentment that marks the world that I have to look at. I can learn a lot from her example. I don't know if I want to run for the school board, things seem so different then they appeared last February when being involved felt good
I was AGAIN on the internet and I found these links below...

Political Hate
See for yourself


Keith Olbermann calling out McCain's campaign

The ugly attacks!!

Keith Olbermann mocking Sarah Palin.

WOW!! She is scary!!


And last but not least to not to forget those who died for our country and
for George Bush's folly!! This is a well-written anti-war song. See
a DEMOCRAT can say that too!!!!!!!!!




Sunday, October 12, 2008

Social Security


Thank GOD Bush was NOT successful in privatizing Social Security

Obama Rally in West Philly

We took a trip to West Philadelphia to see Barak Obama yesterday. It was an awsome sight
at 52nd and Locust streets. A crowd estimated at 20,000 jammed shoulder to shoulder for blocks under the sunshine, shouting, screaming and waving signs. We got some t-shirts and I saw someone from work who lent me $10 so I could get a cool Obama t-shirt. It was excellent.
VOTE OBAMA

Thursday, October 09, 2008

I am voting for THAT ONE!!

HI
get a t-shirt
http://www.cafepress.com/xerotopia.315025991#

DPW Celebrates new Technology


I was trained in this yesterday
Welcome to the OIM Web
Office Of Income Maintenance

Deputy Secretary Linda Blanchette, on behalf of OIM Operations, DAPS and BIS, recently accepted the award for the 2008 ISM Excellence in Human Services Technology in the Innovation in Service Delivery category. This prestigious award acknowledges the incredible innovation of our Workload Dashboard (WLD) tool. Due to the wonderful efforts of our WLD pilot counties, Clearfield and Lackawanna CAOs, in addition to all of the counties who are now using WLD, Workload Dashboard has proven to be a valuable case management tool. As Frank Muraca, IMCW Supervisor and County Trainer for the Lackawanna CAO says, “WLD is one of the most intuitive systems I have ever used. Displaying all of the work items in one place allows workers to prioritize and take control of their caseloads. In my opinion, WLD has improved our business practices in several key areas such as application timeliness, IEVS and alerts processing, customer service center tickets, as well as scanning and imaging of customer’s documentation.” Leona Garris, Executive Director of the Elk CAO loves the IEVS portion of WLD, “It is much easier to determine what needs to be handled right away by showing the overdue hits separately. That is so much easier than sorting through pages of IEVS to find the old ones.” Staff in Montour County reported that they like all of their pending work displayed in one location. Mark Rush, Executive Director of the Fayette CAO says it best, “I think that WLD is everything that it was promised to be. It is a tool that transcends the entire work force (management, supervisors, IMCW’s and Clerical) and provides everyone a means of performing his or her duties in a more organized and efficient manner.” We are excited to hear CAO staff embrace our latest technology and we are proud of the national recognition OIM has received for Workload Dashboard.
Workload Dashboard will be coming to your CAO soon. Click here to see the latest rollout schedule.
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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Fixing a Hole

Hello. We found a big hole in our shed roof and well had to find a way to fix it. I think this Beatles song says it all.

"I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in And stops my mind from wandering Where it will go
I'm filling the cracks that ran through the door
And kept my mind from wandering
Where it will go
And it really doesn't matter if I'm wrong I'm right
Where I belong I'm right
Where I belong.
See the people standing there who disagree and never win
And wonder why they don't get in my door.
I'm painting the room in a colourful way
And when my mind is wandering
There I will go.
And it really doesn't matter if
I'm wrong I'm right
Where I belong I'm right
Where I belong.
Silly people run around they worry me
And never ask me why they don't get past my door.
I'm taking the time for a number of things
That weren't important yesterday
And I still go.
I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in
And stops my mind from wandering
Where it will go."
-The Beatles

Saturday, October 04, 2008

A Little Fun with the Simpsons


Here is a parody..

Distrito A Funky Mexican Resturant

I left early from work yesterday since a friend wanted to show me this place. I had a Mexican Beer and some tasty nachos for 3 bucks. Man this place is far out. Its called
Distrito. My friend tells me that its like Jose Garcas' other restaurants. The decor here is so fun and whimsical. It mostly all pink and it has Mexican wrestling masks. Its located near the corner of 40th and Chestnut in West Philadelphia where I work everyday!! I will HAVE to go back there and enjoy it again
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Friday, October 03, 2008

RRCA's New Director




Yesterday was the press conference for Amy Sullivan, the new director of the Arts Center. The usual reporters were there as well as the Board of Retired Teachers who picked her. Some the notables were Marianne Loads, Michelle Post, Carl Johnson, Joyce Vanaman, Mike Cagno, Liz Niklus, Doris Botts, She said the right things

"I have a great respect for what the previous directors have done and the Glasstown District," she said.

"What I like is, along High Street, you have a million artists and businesses that work to have a family environment," she said. "That's something I want to continue. I want people to come in here and talk to me."

They even had a contract signing ceremony as well.. She will have her hands full with the board but I am sure they will let her do her job and not question or micromanage her decisions.

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