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    Posted by Juke Van Oss

    I have been playing with computers for fifteen years.  I have learned a few things beyond turning it on.  Early on, someone told me sending something by email is like putting it on a postcard.  I never paid much attention to it, because all my emain was of a general nature, not GENERAL nature.  Now however, there is a bill or two floating around congress to make email more difficult to tap into.  Maybe too many government documents were leaked.  I would hope the nerds would be able to assist in this venture and I for one look forward to an improvement in the secrecy to personal email.  Perhaps the Face Book fad will fade into obscurity and bowel habits will no longer be public. Lets give Congress some encouragement in this venture.  

     

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    Posted by Juke Van Oss

    I got this information from a email friend and it is very important, so I will pass it on.

    IF YOU ARE ALONE WHEN YOU SUFFER A HEART ATTACK, YOU HAVE ABOUT 10 SECONDS LEFT BEFORE LOSING CONSCIOUSNESS.  YOU CAN HELP YOURSELF BY COUGHING REPEATEDLY AND VERY VIGOROUSLY.  TAKE A DEEP BREATH BEFORE EACH COUGH, AND THE COUGH MUST BE DEEP AND PROLONGED, AS WHEN PRODUCING MUCUS FROM DEEP WITHIN THE CHEST.

    A BREATH AND A COUGH MUST BE REPEATED ABOUT ONCE EVERY TWO SECONDS WITHOUT LETUP UNTIL HELP ARRIVES, OR UNTIL THE HEART IS FELT TO BEATING  NORMAL AGAIN.

    DEEP BREATHS GET OXYGEN INTO THE LUNGS AND COUGHING MOVEMENTS SQUEEZE THE HEART AND KEEP THE BLOOD CIRCULATING.  THE SQUEEZING ON THE HEART HELPS IT REGAIN NORMAL RHYTHM UNTIL YOU CAN GET TO A HOSPITAL OR UNTIL MEDICAL HELP ARRIVES. 

    SPREAD THE WORK AND SAVE A LIFE

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    Posted by Juke Van Oss

    THANKSGIVING DAY THOUGHTS

    When I was a lad, we would get up on Thanksgiving Day and go to church. I think most people in Holland went to church to give thanks.  Ususlly the music was the well known songs of thanks, and the minister had a sermon that emphasized giving.  The flag event that day was the offering.  The next day the newspaper would publish all the offerings collected on the holiday.  Holland gave much.  

    Then it was home to the meal, Often with relatives.  We never had turkey. Stuffing was unheard of, but we uaually had raised a few Barred Rock chickens that furnished some nice fatty meat and tasted good when teamed with mashed potatoes and other sides of vegatables, but none of those fancy things like turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes.  I suppose that was because we would have had to buy those.  What we had we produced on the farm.  After all the helpings for everyone, sopping up the gravey in our plates, we would finish it up with pie and the men would retire to the living room and soon be in vaious comfortable positions for a nap, while the wemen cleaned up the table and usually did the dishes. Their reward? They did not have to cook supper because everyone was full. THE IMPORTANT PART OF THE MEAL WAS THE OPENING PRAYER WHICH WAS USUALLY LENGTHY TO MAKE SURE WE ENUMERATED ALL OUR BLESSINGS.  Since most of us had a relativly long life, I think it was worth it.   

    HAVE A BLESSED THANKSGIVING.

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    Posted by Juke Van Oss

    PRESIDENT Obama did a "victory lap" in Burma Monday in his bare feet.  He is in the area for a meeting of those countries that are friendly to the USA.  He will also leave a token offering of a few million dollars in foreign aid, while he is there.  Obviously our treasury is overloaded. 

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    Posted by Juke Van Oss

    TWINKIE GATE!!

    I don't believe I ever ate a Twinkie or any of the other products produced by the Hostess Factories. Thats probably just as well because I am by nature a sweettooth.  It is a shame to put about 18,000 people out of work because of greed.  That seems to be the problem.  The Baker's Union will not settle for a wage offered by the company, so its strike time.  Now maybe the Hostess Company needs more money, or maybe they have some problems they could not solve in the manufacturing process.  The problem is, the Union will not pay for the unemployment checks of the other workers, so the burden falls on the taxpayer.  Ho hum.  here we go again.  Since Twinkies are now selling for up to five thousand dollars due to scarcity, I probably will never taste one. Lets give em' a farewell Ding Dong.

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    Posted by Juke Van Oss

    GOOD ADVICE!

    INSTEAD OF PUTTING YOUR TRUST IN AN ELEPHANT OR A DONKEY, PUT YOUR FAITH IN THE LAMB.

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    Posted by Juke Van Oss

    I heard the President's news conference yesterday, imploring the Congress to tax the rich. Perhaps the rich could temper their donations so they could pay more taxes.  Certainly we could do without the Fieldhouse, or the Childrens Hospital in Grand Rapids.  We could have made the old Pantlind Hotel last a little longer.  We have many more examples of extablishments and parks donated by wealthy or built by the wealth of doners. 

    This area has benefited a, lot thanks to the wealthy among us, but with President Obsma, taxing the rich seems to be an obsession.  

    Where can we strike a happy medium?  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    HEY HOLLAND, WE HAVE SOME BIG TIME ENTERTAINMENT COMING OUR WAY IN THE PERSON OF KENNY RODGERS!   HE WILL ONLY BE DOING ONE SHOW, SO BETTER GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY.  THEY WILL HAVE THEM ON SALE AT THE TULIP TIME OFFICE  SHORTLY.  CALL THEM AND FIND OUT TO MAKE SURE YOU GET SOME GOOD SEATS.  

    TULIP TIME WILL BE HERE BEFORE WE KNOW IT.

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    During the spring like weather, I had a chance to give my car a good interior cleaning.  I retrieved a gas receipt from June 10, 2010.  I amazed to learn I only paid $2.64 per gallon for the gas on that date.  

    This added up to quite an amount when I considered a month of gas use.  Monday morning we were hovering around $ 3.41 and suddenly we are back up to the higher prices again Monday afternoon.  Why does this yo-yo pricing continue?  Anyone have an answer?

    COULD IT BE GREED?

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    The President shortly after his re-election put his blessing on the United Nations action to control small arms.  and a new round of talks has been scheduled for March 2013.  The United Nations goal is to track small arms purchases.  The goal is to remove weapong from "Insurgents, armed gang members, pirates and terrorists," however the Department of Homeland Security broadens the definition of terrorist to include anyone the regime decides it applies to.  WHERE WERE THEY WHEN I WAS DRAGGING AN M-1 THROUGH THE INFILTRATION COURSE?

    The gun grab has begun and the next four years wwill see the 2nd Amendment under assault in a way unprecedented in American history. 

    ENJOY VETERANS DAY!

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    THE STORM IS OVER--WE HOPE.

    The hurricane took a large piece of the Eaast coast, which goes to show how accustomed we have become to the comforts of life.  We complain about little discomforts that we have no right to complain about.  We see people looking at a pile of rubble that once was their home and they are suffering in the cold temperatures as they wonder what to do.  

    Ah the president is coming to look at their plight.  He of course will go back to a warm bed at night while the victims are still nearly frozen, wondering what they will have to eat and what they will use to keep warm. WILL THEY EVER BE COMFORTABLE AGAIN??

    Slowly things improve and we hope FEMMA can get to them with some assistance.  The election means little to them.  The emergency crews from vaious church will probably be there before FEMMA gets there.  THANK GOD!

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    Posted by Juke Van Oss

    LOSING OLD FRIENDS:

    Another old friend passed away recently.  Fred S. Bertsch, Jr. passed away at age 92 at his home in Florida.  Some of you may remember his as he lived on South Shore Drive for many years, attended Lakeview School (where I met him) and Hope College. Fred chose a military career in 1940, signing up with the U.S. Navy.  He was in Pearl Harbor when the Japs attacked us in 1941.  Much of his Navy career was aboard the destroyer U.S,S.Case.  He was trained as a pilot and flew during the Korean War.  After his Navel career, he returned to Holland, taught and became principle of Holland High School. He wrote about most of his life in three books, when he retired in Florida.  His final resting place is Arlington National Cemetary.  So Long, Captain.