Sunday, November 24, 2013

The LuLac Edition #2560, November 24th, 2013


(Photo: ibikeburlington.blogspot).
With the hub bub of the recent Election which for some reason I thought was pretty important and the 50th Anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination there were a few items of note we missed. So here we go….


WVIA Public Media has started production on a one hour show called "'Back in the Day". This is a pilot project that they hope to make in to an ongoing series.
The show consists of people in our region telling their personal stories reflecting back on the area's rich history.
It's a nostalgic look back in time highlighting places and events throughout Northeastern and Central Pa.
There will be six to seven segments in the hour long show. In addition to stories, they will be looking for people that have film, video or photos of the events or places they are reflecting back on.
Here is the link


A few weeks ago, The Talker’s David J Madeira sent me a link on some alternatives that the Republicans proposed to The Affordable Health Care Act. Here’s what he wrote and here are are those links:
"David Yonki - please. You are better than that. Just because you fundamentally disagree with market-based approaches doesn't mean the don't exist and weren't put forward by Republicans.""
Thanks David.


Our friend Dr. Joe Leonardi has done a relaunch of his Fitness program called “Obesity Undone”. Dr Leonardi takes you on a very personal journey into fitness and weight loss. Here’s his new links to “Obesity Undone" You Tube videos.


 It seems like there is a lead on the killer of Mike Olney, DeeJay Mo. Apparently the police have taken a look at the cell records of a person of interest as well as impounding a Mercedes police  think that might have been the car used in the shooting. The driver of the sweet ride is Rhamel Steve Lambert who was found driving the car in possession of a controlled substance. Lambert has not been charged with the killing but with other crimes. He must be an investment banker to drive a car like that, right? 


With former Governors endorsing the Transportation Bill, the House and Senate finally passed it. This bill needed to be passed because our roads are a mess and our bridges are falling apart. I'm not thrilled about the gas tax but hope that there is more accountability i terms of where the money goes these projects. Let's have the Legislators set up a time table, report card and score card to see how much is being spent and how much will get done.


Here are the videos from Friday when I was on WBRE and WYLN TV 35 speaking about the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. Brittany Sweeney of WBRE and Ann Gownley were great. One slip up on the WYLN Interview, when I was speaking about Kennedy's Bay of Pigs Triumph, I meant to say the "Cuban Missile Crisis Triumph". I felt bad about it until I watched Friday's Morning Joe on DVR and saw Scarborough mix up Ruby and Oswald. Here are the cuts:


At 9:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have lined up my Christmas presents this year for President Barack Obama and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.

I will send them both a copy of the last book written by one of the greatest economists of the last century, and winner of the Nobel Prize in economics in 1974, F. A. Hayek.

The book is called “The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism.”

Although the language and discussion of the book is not all that simple, the basic point is, I think, pretty straightforward.

Hayek summed it all up in his acceptance speech for his Nobel Prize.

He noted the critical importance that we know what we don’t know. Thinking you know what you don’t and can’t know, the illusion that men can plan, organize and control things far beyond their understanding, is the “fatal conceit” of socialism.

And Hayek concludes that knowing what you don’t know “ought to teach the student of society a lesson of humility which should guard him against becoming an accomplice in men’s fatal striving to control society — a striving which makes him not only a tyrant over his fellow, but which may well make him the destroyer of a civilization which no brain has designed but which has grown from the free efforts of millions of individuals.”

Take a walk through the mall or the supermarket. Look at the almost infinite varieties of products in stores, designed and engineered to meet the unique tastes and desires of millions of individuals.

You don’t need a Nobel Prize or a Ph.D. degree to appreciate that no supreme bureaucrat with all the power in the world could ever conceive that vast array of products and decide they should be produced.

This is the product and beauty of freedom. Free people deciding what they want and living how they want. And free people deciding to take risks, go into business and become the entrepreneurs who produce and deliver these many varied products.

This approach — freedom — has produced bounty that has never been produced anywhere else under any other arrangement.

But the “fatal conceit” is a powerful force. It is a powerful force because there will always be haughty, arrogant people for whom humility is a challenge and who are convinced that the world would be better off if they designed it rather than letting free individuals run their own lives.

This is totally what the debacle we now confront with the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — is about.

Anyone who follows these things and knows just a little bit of history knew from the day Obama signed this law in 2010 that what is happening today was inevitable.

Neither Obama nor Sebelius has ever done anything in life except work in one way or another in politics.

Neither has ever run a small business, let alone a big one. Neither has a day of experience of being an entrepreneur, of taking personal risk and obtaining a loan to make a product to serve customers and meet a payroll.

But both have been supremely confident that they could take over and redesign one-sixth of a $16 trillion economy.

Nothing is more unique to each individual than his or her personal health profile and needs.

Yet a couple of supreme bureaucrats in Washington have used their power to decide what kind of health care hundreds of millions of unique American individual citizens need and how to deliver it.

Can it be any wonder that it is all collapsing?

The only wonders are that there are still those who maintain that this socialist monstrosity can still work, and that so many Americans have been willing to give up their precious personal freedom and turn their lives over to arrogant, pretentious and deeply confused bureaucrats and politicians in Washington.

At 10:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

David, your professionalism really stood out this week. Great job!

Two points:

First, where was I? I was a member of the US Coast Guard and was serving aboard the CG Cutter Half Moon, a 311' ship that spent a good deal of time in the North Atlantic. That's where I was that infamous day when word came through the ship's speaker system that the president had been shot and not too much later it was announced that he had been killed. Because of the uncertainty of the moment, we went to GQ (General Quarters) which was our war stations. Communications were not as they are today so we had to wait till we got back to our home port in Staten Island before we could see some of the news reels. Like everyone else, I have vivid memories of the moment we were told.

Second, the Transportation Bill. Years ago I had contacted my state representative and urged him to propose a gas tax. Now don't go nuts, it was a good idea and would not have cost PA residents anything extra at the time. My thought was that as the Keystone State, we have a great deal of passing through traffic be it trucks or snow birds. Seems you can't get anywhere in this country without going through Pennsylvania. At that time, we had gone to a yearly inspection and the mileage of our vehicles was recorded in Harrisburg. What I suggested was that when we filed our state tax returns, we would list the mileage on our vehicles which would show how many miles we drove each vehicle we own for the year. The state would give the residents a rebate based on the mileage thus costing the resident nothing. The gas tax would have been ultimately paid by out of state drivers passing through and lets not forget it is those drivers who put the real wear and tear on our road systems. My suggestion never went further than our conversation but I still think it is a workable idea and a relatively painless way for Pennsylvanians to maintain our highways and bridges. Wil Toole

At 5:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the revamped fitness site dr joe leonardi is good put ddp yoga is good for weight takes time with good food and water no diet soda it works.

At 8:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave I love what you did with the kennedy report all week keep up the good work finally someone that understands our history these high school kids can really learn something. and put morality back into there lifes

At 7:42 AM, Anonymous JUNCTION said...

Dave, I am also very hesitant of the gas tax going up.
The elected officials say they need it to fix the roads. Yes they need to fix them for sure. My question is whats going on with the tax money they get now for our roads. If we give them more money and they are not held accountable like normal they will squander it like before and our roads will stay the same.
This money from the extra tax on gas should be in a seperate fund for just road repairs. If they put it into the general fund,kiss it goodbye.
Their past track record is not a good one in regards to using our tax dollar wisely. I feel they need to gain our trust all over before we give them more monies to squander.
Maybe look at the amount of time most of us are driving on state roads to being at work and at home. Do they really need that amount of tax increase? Who come up with this new amount? Let me guess, a politician. I feel more indepth study needs to be done on all this before it becomes law. Also a better oversight on the spending of all this tax dollar.

At 7:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dave,
Thanks for the mention. It's been too long.
If I don't talk to you, have a Happy Thanksgiving.

At 11:08 AM, Blogger Better Life Seminars said...

Thank you 5:19pm


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