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Chiang Mai, Thailand – ‘My Buffalo is named William’

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I’ve always had a, life-long, un-fulfilled, passion for farming.

It’s no longer un-fulfilled.

I recently leased a lot near my apartment, and will be growing ‘Jasmine Rice’.

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In addition to “tot’n that barge, and lift’n that bale”, William will be work’n the birthday party circuit (kiddie rides).

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My OTHER stupid-ass blog, ‘living in the Land of Smiles’:

http://seattle99.wordpress.com/

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August 11, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Quote of the Day”

Via: Huffington Post

“People now don’t die from prostate cancer, breast cancer and some of the other things. ‘The fact of the matter is’, our healthcare today is so much better, we’re living so much longer, because of innovations in drug development, surgical procedures, stents, implantable cardiac defibrillators, neural stimulators — they didn’t exist 10 years ago.”

– GOP New York (Buffalo) congressional candidate Chris Collins

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/03/chris-collins-cancer_n_1647196.html

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The ‘FACTS of the matter’ are:

Fact 1. An estimated 577,190 people in the United States will die from cancer this year, including about 39,920 deaths from breast cancer and 28,170 from prostate cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.

Fact 2. Uninsured people are less likely to detect cancer in its early stages, making it far more expensive to treat.

Fact 3. Uninsured/Insured people often lose their job, home, and savings; paying for their families health.

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Thank You President Obama, Congress, and Chief Justice Roberts for the ‘Affordale Care Act’.

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July 4, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Buffalo – Image Gallery

Via: Shorpy – ‘Always Something Interesting’

“Looking up Main Street. Steamer North Land at Long Wharf.”

– circa 1905

-Detroit Publishing Company

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See more photos of Buffalo, Nrew York, HERE:

http://www.shorpy.com/image/tid/270

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May 23, 2012 Posted by | American photoghaphers, U.S. Cities | , , , , | 2 Comments

look quick, you might miss him!

Then again, maybe not.

🙂

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December 7, 2011 Posted by | cats/dogs/goats/bears/whatever, gif | , , | Leave a comment

Been down so long it looks like up to me

‘Wire Factory, Closed – Cortland, NY 3500-5000 Jobs Lost’

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Via: Atlantic Wire

Economic recovery is going so poorly that the Rust Belt represents a beacon of hope, reportsThe New York Times.

“In New York, areas around long-struggling  upstate cities like Buffalo and Rochester are recovering faster by some measures than the New York City metropolitan area,” writes Michael Cooper. “And the rate of recovery in Rust Belt areas around Youngstown and Akron, two Ohio cities that were hit hard, has outpaced that of former boomtowns like Colorado Springs and Tucson.”

Before the real estate bubble burst, the Sun Belt prospered while blue collar towns died slow depressing deaths. Things have changed, continues Cooper: “The once-booming South, which entered the recession with the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, is now struggling with some of the highest rates, recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show.”

And the rest of the country is slumping, too. While it might seem hopeful that Rust Belt cities are “recovering faster by some measures,” these cities never had booms from which to bust.

 If Manhattan looks bad compared to Buffalo, things really, really bad.

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2011/09/cities-never-boomed-are-doing-better-bust/42964/

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‘Wick Wire abandoned, jobs shipped overseas, and burned to the ground’

 

http://www.americadeclines.com/wick_wire.html

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September 27, 2011 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment