Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Five Good Reasons to File for Social Security at Age 62

75% of all Social Security recipients file for Social Security retirement benefits BEFORE full retirement age. Most of the time they should have waited. This video Lane Martinsen gives 5 good reasons to file for Social Security benefits at age 62 as well as 5 good reason to delay filing for benefits.

VIDEO HERE  (15:46 minutes)

Franklin Gun Shop Owners Plead Guilty to Federal Charges

Three Williamson County family members pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and making false entries regarding the disposition of firearms, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).

“Alan Hassler, 49, Brian Hassler, 52, and Michael Hassler, 45, all of Franklin, Tennessee, and co-owners of Franklin Gun Shop, a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) in Williamson County, Tennessee, were charged in September following a federal regulatory inspection by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF),” said a DOJ release.

Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie dead at 79

Christine McVie, the co-lead vocalist and keyboardist of Fleetwood Mac has died. 

A statement from Christine's family released reads, "She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30th 2022, following a short illness. She was in the company of her family. We kindly ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this extremely painful time, and we would like everyone to keep Christine in their hearts and remember the life of an incredible human being, and revered musician who was loved universally."

Using cannabis no better than placebo for treating pain, study shows

SOLNA, Sweden — Marijuana appears to have the same pain-relieving effect as a placebo — or fake pill. However, researchers say media outlets continue to cover these medical trials about cannabis-based therapies positively, regardless of the outcomes.


I know everybody's different, but marijuana has always intensified my pain, especially with headaches and bone injuries.
Headaches were the worst though. If I had one of those little nagging headaches and fired up a joint, within 5 minutes I would feel like somebody whacked me in the head with a baseball bat.
The only thing weed has ever helped me with was nausea. That's it. Even then it was marginal - after a few tokes I could eat and hold my food down, but just barely. It never actually cured my nausea, just eased it a bit.

The shit I posted on Facebook






Here’s what it’s like when your kids get sick in Québec right now

First, there’s no over the counter painkillers or fever relief on the pharmacy shelves. When my kids came down with daycare lurgies two weeks ago, the pharmacist made me up bottles of adult meds with instructions on how to cut the pills, crush them, & mix them with apple sauce.

Have you ever tried to make a 1-year-old with gastro eat a spoon of weird tasting gritty fruit compote in the middle of the night? And when they can’t keep meds down, there’s no suppositories – so you can’t make them comfortable. 

Second, there’s no ER. My eldest got better & went back to daycare. My baby didn't. He has asthma. He’d been running a fever for 5 days when I recognized the signs of respiratory distress - the rice krispie crackle of his lungs, the sucking skin at his neck and under his ribs. 

You don't want to fuck around with that shit, so I took him to the Montréal Children's Hospital ER. I told the nurse at ‘pre-triage’ or reception about the asthma, the breathing, the fever. The pre-triage nurse performed a brief visual exam - i.e. - she looked at him. 


House passes bill to stop a rail strike

Congress voted Wednesday afternoon to avoid a railroad worker strike just weeks before Christmas after President Joe Biden pressured the legislature to intervene – a move that has raised questions over his pro-union persona. 

Only eight Democrats voted against the legislation to avoid a strike on December 9, while Republicans were more split on the matter.

Failure As Planned

To fight environmentalist sabotage, conservatives need their own set of business principles.

Abundant evidence shows that ESG is a poor financial performer. 

Maybe ESG investors know that, but they don’t mind because they care about promoting ESG goals even at the expense of some measure of profit. But if that is the metric of ESG investors, then ESG fails there as well.

The Ukraine is committing “suicide by cop”

Yesterday I received an email from a Ukrainian friend of mine. By “Ukrainian” I mean that his culture and self-identity is Ukrainian, he loves his heritage, speaks the language and loves his country. In fact, he is what I would call a “real Ukrainian” as opposed to the Ukronazis in power in Kiev. We correspond regularly and exchange opinions on what is taking place. Here is and excerpt of what I wrote to him yesterday:

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Woman who slammed into group of BLM protesters refuses to take plea deal

A New York City mother-of-three who plowed her BMW into a group of BLM protesters in 2020 has yet again refused a plea deal in favor of a jury trial. 

Kathleen Casillo, 54, appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday nearly two years after she was accused of driving into pedestrians during the protest at the Manhattan intersection of 39th Street and Third Avenue on December 11, 2020. 

Casillo could face seven years in prison after turning down the deal which involved six hours of community service and a one-year license suspension.

Commentary: Four Issues to Unify the GOP and Realign America

If Republicans hope to unify their party and realign American politics in their favor, they will need to do more than pour billions of dollars into television ads that highlight rampaging looters and the despairing jobless. They have to offer hope tied to an achievable agenda. Americans are ready for an alternative to Democratic fearmongering and stagnation. Give it to them.

Your Feel-Good Story of the Day

CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A Tennessee truck driver is credited with stopping to save a puppy stranded on the interstate and then returning her to her family in Ohio.

Sometimes it just doesn't pay to put your life online

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a home-invasion robbery that resulted in as much as $1 million worth of property being stolen from a home in Hollywood Hills home early Wednesday.

Shit, I've seen that many guns in the checkout at the Piggly Wiggly

NEW JERSEY - A Pennsylvania man has been arrested after Transportation Security Administration officers found a loaded 9 mm handgun in his carry-on bag at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thanksgiving. 

The man is the third person this month to be caught with a gun at Newark Airport and is the 14th person caught this year, tying the record for most guns caught at the airport in a single year with a full month remaining in 2022.

Your Wednesday Morning Florida Report

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former college student who randomly killed a Florida couple in their garage six years ago and then chewed on one victim’s face finally goes on trial Monday, with a judge deciding whether he goes to prison for life or to a mental hospital.

Good Morning


How to liven up an otherwise solemn event

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A drive-by shooting in Nashville on Saturday injured two people as they and others were walking out of church from the funeral of a woman who was fatally shot earlier this month, according to police.

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Only the good die young

A California dog is now believed to be the “World’s Oldest,” according to Guinness World Records. 
Gino, a 22-year-old Chihuahua from Los Angeles, was verified to be the oldest living dog on Nov. 15. He was born on Sept. 24, 2000.