7.15.2018

Surprise win!


I didn't think I would win this! Note even material. Often times I get out-smarted in the end game with material like this. 

Jim Salomon obituary


Jim Salomon obituary
Jim Salomon, 84, of The Villages, FL, passed away on Sunday, July 8th at his residence. Born on December 27, 1933 in Pittsburgh, PA to Erwin K. and Frida (Huonker) Salomon, Jim was a child of God and a faithful servant of Christ. He was a retired electrical designer and engineer for Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Pittsburgh and a U.S. Army veteran. Before moving to The Villages in 1993, he was a season ticket holder for over 20 years with the best team in football, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Most importantly, Jim was known to be a “soul winner,” someone who loved to reach out to people and spread the Word of God. Survivors include his beloved wife, Mildred Fewless Salomon; his son, Jeffrey (Ginny) Salomon; his daughters: Janice (Bruce) Snyder and Jane (Dean) Cathcart; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; a younger brother and sister: Ronald (Barbara) Salomon and Sandra Salomon; along with his stepsons: Robert (Carol) Fewless, Terry (Amy) Fewless, Michael (Laurie) Fewless, Timothy (Angela) Fewless; his stepdaughters: Nancy (Jon) Fitzgerald and Kathy (John) Tytla; along with 18 step grandchildren, 23 great step grandchildren and 1 great great step granddaughter. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife of 46 years, Hermine (Miller) Salomon (2002), an older brother and sister, Milton Salomon and Elsie Collum.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 11:00 am at Tri County Baptist Church, 38405 Rolling Acres Road, Lady Lake, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s honor to Cornerstone Hospice @ cshospice.org. or Tri County Baptist Church, 38405 Rolling Acres Road, Lady Lake FL 32159.

Acts 16:31 – “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved,” was Jim’s life verse. He would ask each of you reading this “If you died today, are you certain you would go to Heaven?”
Comment: A friend. He loved the Lord. And he loved the Steelers!



7.14.2018

My Great-Grandfather Charles Bingham Peet




Back of card


Front of card


Tombstone


Tombstone of Great Grandmother

Ohio. Roster Commission., . (18861895). Official roster of the soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866. Akron: Werner Co..





7.11.2018

Cornered and Checkmate


I got up at 5am this morning. Started this game at 9:00 pm ... so tired I am barely awake. Somehow won by perfect play and the strategy I often employ .. protect the left flank ... open the right flank!


White outplayed Black with Pawns




  • Protected the left flank
  • Opened the right flank
  • Leveraged the White King
  • Defeated Black Pawn promotion (was able to promote to Queen which was immediately captured by White Rook!)
  • Promoted White Pawn 
  • The rest was history 

7.09.2018

Dr Pepper Snapple Group closes its run







Dr Pepper & Keurig Merger Nears Completion, Forms Board
Excerpt:

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. DPS and Keurig Green Mountain have announced the board of directors of the new company - Keurig Dr Pepper - after the shareholders of Dr Pepper unanimously voted in favor of the merger deal on Jun 29. With other necessary regulatory approvals for the deal already obtained in the United States and Canada, the companies are on track to close the transaction on Jul 9. Moreover, on Jul 10, Keurig Dr Pepper will start trading on the New York Stock Exchange, under the new ticker symbol - "KDP".

This merger announcement dates back to January 2018 when the leading coffee maker, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., agreed to buy Dr Pepper Snapple. Under the terms of the deal, the company's shareholders will receive a special cash dividend of $103.75 per share, making the deal worth $18.7 billion. Dr Pepper Snapple's shareholders will retain 13% ownership of the combined entity while Keurig shareholders will own 87%.

Previously, it was revealed that European investment fund JAB Holding will make a $9-billion equity investment to finance the transaction. Also, Mondelez International, Inc. MDLZ , JAB Holding's partner in Keurig, was about to have 13-14% stake in the merged entity.

The combined company, Keurig Dr Pepper, will have $11 billion in combined pro forma revenues and will realize $600 million in synergies on an annualized basis by 2021. This will make it the seventh-largest company in the U.S. food and beverage sector, and the third-largest non-alcoholic beverage company. The company's portfolio will contain a number of iconic brands, including Dr Pepper, 7UP, Snapple, A&W, Mott's, Canada Dry and Clamato, among others. The merged entity is likely to gain from Dr Pepper Snapple's distribution network while Keurig's online presence will boost sales through digital platforms like Amazon.com, Inc.  In fact, analysts are of opinion that the combined company can pose tough competition to beverage giants, including The Coca-Cola Company .
Comment: Purchased a lot back in March 2012 for $ 38.91. The merger just completed
If I understand this correctly, tomorrow I will have 100 shares of KDP which will trade at approx. $ 19.91. New website
8:05am Central update
Good enough for Forrest!

7.08.2018

What En L'An 2000 (In the Year 2000) got right



En L'An 2000

Excerpt:

En L'An 2000 (In the Year 2000, also loosely translated as France in the 21st Century) is a French image series depicting scientific advances imagined as achieved by the year 2000. At least 87 were produced, by artists including Jean-Marc Côté. They were printed in 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1910, first on paper as cigar box inserts, and later as picture postcards, but never distributed. The only known set of the postcards was acquired by writer Isaac Asimov, who featured them in his nonfiction work Futuredays: A Nineteenth Century Vision of the Year 2000 (Henry Holt and Company, 1986).
Comment: See Google search and this and this and this
More: Looks like the above image is from 1930

7.04.2018

"Zombie Safe Sex" organizer jailed - the state of free speech in Canada




Canadian court allows ‘hate crime’ charge against Christian activist
Excerpt:

Christian activist Bill Whatcott is out on bail and out of a job after turning himself in to Calgary police June 22 to face a criminal charge in Toronto of wilfully promoting hatred against “the gay community.”

Toronto Police Service issued a Canada-wide warrant for Whatcott in May for the indictable hate crime offence after a two-year investigation into complaints made against Whatcott in 2016.

Whatcott and several others marched in the 2016 Toronto Pride Parade dressed in skin-tight green bodysuits with face masks as members of the Gay Zombies Cannabis Consumers Association.

They distributed 3,000 pamphlets on “Zombie Safe Sex” that included a flyer warning of the physical and spiritual dangers of homosexual activity.

The pamphlet featured graphic images of anal warts, a corpse described as an “AIDS fatality,” and another image of “genital warts in the mouth” set next to a headshot of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

It excoriated the “homosexual activism” of Trudeau, former Liberal Defence Minister Bill Graham, and former Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.

Whatcott’s criminal prosecution for promoting hatred is highly unusual, and required the authorization of Ontario’s former Liberal Attorney General Yasir Naqvi, according to Daily Xtra.

Naqvi’s deputy attorney general Paul Boniferro green-lighted the criminal charge in April, Crown counsel Jennifer Epstein told LifeSiteNews.

In 2013, the Supreme Court deemed two of Whatcott’s flyers hate literature when it ruled on his appeal of a Saskatchewan human rights tribunal judgment against him.

However, Whatcott’s criminal charge is significantly more serious.

“If I get convicted of this, it’s going to be a very low bar of what anyone can say,” he told LifeSiteNews. “Because they’re going to use it, they’re going to use it as a precedent for what the next Christian can say.”
Comment: Free speech is not protected in Canada