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Thursday, June 13, 2013
FRIDAY FAST ONES
The 18 year old driver was recently boasting on Twitter about "beating" a speeding ticket on the same road - speed limit is 35, he brags he was going 85. One can only imagine that his rich parents helped him out of that and other infractions he is said to have racked up. Perhaps if someone in his life had given him consequences for his actions, that woman would be alive and playing with her grandchildren today.
2.) Keep positive vibes out there for my son who has an interview for a position at UC Berkeley! A great job and the benefit of reduced fees for a graduate degree at the university.
3.) We have a nest with baby doves in the jasmine arbor outside our patio door. I found an egg shell from a hatchling this weekend and can now hear the chirping of at least 1 baby coming from the nest. The parents are very unhappy when I am in the yard and especially when I am grilling nearby. But so far they have chattered at me but not attacked!
4.) I am torn about the hoopla over phone records being collected by the government. On the one hand I hate even the appearance of intrusion by our government. We are supposed to be better than that.
On the other hand I think corporations know much too much about me and they actually use and sell the information in ways the government certainly doesn't. They are, after all, the ones who supplied all the phone records in the first place.
That Google "reads" my e-mail and search information to determine what ads to put on my home page and sells the info to Facebook which now posts ads in my timeline is much more bothersome to me.
5.) Can you believe we are halfway through June already?