Thursday, December 24, 2009
Holidays are a terrific time for reflection ... so ... I thought this would be a perfect time to share this with all members in the baby boomers generation ... enjoy or not!
Holy crap ... LOL!
Friday, September 25, 2009
New Direction for any war: Send Service Vets over 60!
I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I'm too old to track down terrorists. You can't be older than 42 to join the military. They've got the whole thing ass-backwards. Instead of sending 18-year olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. You shouldn't be able to join a military unit until you're at least 35.
For starters: Researchers say 18-year-olds think about sex every 10 seconds.. Old guys only think about sex a couple of times a day, leaving us more than 28,000 additional seconds per day to concentrate on the enemy.
Young guys haven't lived long enough to be cranky, and a cranky soldier is a dangerous soldier. 'My back hurts! I can't sleep, I'm tired and hungry' We are impatient and maybe letting us kill some asshole that desperately deserves it will make us feel better and shut us up for a while.
An 18-year-old doesn't even like to get up before 10 a..m. Old guys always get up early to pee so what the hell. Besides, like I said, 'I'm tired and can't sleep and since I'm already up, I may as well be up killing some fanatical son-of-a-bitch.
If captured we couldn't spill the beans because we'd forget where we put them. In fact, name, rank, and serial number would be a real brainteaser.
Boot camp would be easier for old guys.. We're used to getting screamed and yelled at and we're used to soft food. We've also developed an appreciation for guns.. We've been using them for years as an excuse to get out of the house, away from the screaming and yelling.
They could lighten up on the obstacle course however. I've been in combat and didn't see a single 20-foot wall with rope hanging over the side, nor did I ever do any pushups after completing basic training.
Actually, the running part is kind of a waste of energy, too. I've never seen anyone outrun a bullet..
An 18-year-old has the whole world ahead of him. He's still learning to shave, to start up a conversation with a pretty girl. He still hasn't figured out that a baseball cap has a brim to shade his eyes, not the back of his head.
These are all great reasons to keep our kids at home to learn a little more about life before sending them off into harm's way..
Let us old guys track down those dirty rotten coward terrorists. The last thing an enemy would want to see is a couple of million pissed off old farts with attitudes and automatic weapons who know that their best years are already behind them..
You think Men have attitudes !!!
Ohhhhhhhhhhhh my God!!!
Send this to all of your senior friends ... it's in big type so they can read it.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
"Anyone with needs to be prayed over, come forward, to the front at the altar," the Preacher says.
Leroy gets in line, and when it's his turn, the preacher asks: "Leroy, what do you want me to pray about for you."
After a few minutes, the Preacher removes his hands, stands back and asks,"Leroy, how is your hearing now?"
Leroy says, "I don't know, Reverend, it ain't til next Wednesday!"
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
September 14, 2009
The staff of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, its Board of Directors, and I are deeply saddened by the loss of beloved actor Patrick Swayze, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer today, September 14, 2009. We offer our sincere condolences to his wife, Lisa Niemi, and the entire Swayze family.
On January 7th, we watched in awe as Patrick spoke so vehemently to Barbara Walters about his fight against this devastating disease. He exuded an impassioned sense of hope, and a true belief that he would be able to make it long enough to find a cure. He told Barbara Walters, "I want to last until they find a cure, which means I'd better get a fire under it."
He graciously participated in the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) televised broadcast on September 8, 2008, where he received a standing ovation. The money raised through SU2C is funding five dream teams and one of them has received an $18 million grant to support pancreatic cancer research. I am honored to serve as the advocate on the pancreatic cancer dream team and we have great hope that this project will advance pancreatic cancer research to a whole new level. Patrick’s participation in this effort is just one of many ways that his public battle served as a beacon of hope for the pancreatic cancer community.
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. There are no early detection tools, few treatment options and no cure for this very difficult disease. In the past year a tremendous amount of momentum has been building in the pancreatic cancer research community to further scientific progress. The time is now. We need you now more than ever to fight this terrible disease with us. Please join our efforts and "get a fire under it." Here’s what you can do right away:
Tell Congress why they must make pancreatic cancer a priority and support the Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act, (HR745). Click now to take action and get involved.
Together, we can "light a fire under it" to honor the memory of Patrick Swayze and all those who have gone before him, as well as all those who "want to last” until a cure is found.
Julie Fleshman, JD, MBA
President and CEO
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Way back in 1926, the first mini-golf courses were built on rooftops in NYC. Today, we can mini putt on the internet. Step aside Tiger Woods!
Just click on the picture and "putt" the hours away ... oh my! BTW ... even if you're not a golfer, you won't be able to stop ... it's addictive!
Have FUN, tell all your baby boomer friends about this baby boomers blog and be sure to comment on how you did.
Watch Out for #18 it's a killer ... !
Friday, July 17, 2009
Outside England's Bristol Zoo there is a parking lot for 150 cars and 8 buses. For 25 years, its parking fees were managed by a very pleasant attendant. The fees were £1 for cars ($1.40), £5 for buses (about $7).
Then, one day, after 25 solid years of never missing a day of work, he just didn't show up; so the Zoo Management called the City Council and asked it to send them another parking agent. The Council did some research and replied that the parking lot was the Zoo's own responsibility. The Zoo advised the Council that the attendant was a City employee. The City Council responded that the lot attendant had never been on the City payroll.
Meanwhile, sitting in his villa somewhere on the coast of Spain (or some such scenario), is a man who'd apparently had a ticket machine installed completely on his own; and then had simply begun to show up every day, commencing to collect and keep the parking fees, estimated at about $560 per day -- for 25 years.
Assuming 7 days a week, this amounts to just over $7 million dollars!
And no one even knows his name ... Oh MY!!!
Baby Boomers listen up, this is quite the entrepreneur! Plan your retirement wisely ...
Friday, June 5, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
So for a quick blast from the past ... just stand by and you can relive some of those "precious" moments.
Joe Cocker ... ya gotta love this guy ... I saw him in concert twice ... and now ... for those of you who couldn't quite understand the first few times around ...
Click the picture below for the lyrics ... FINALLY IT'S CRYSTAL CLEAR!
This is hilarious ...
Monday, May 11, 2009
I just found this interesting survey on the Workplace Law Network ...
New research from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) reveals that many baby boomers fear being held back in various areas of life by ageism. The Commission defines baby boomers as those aged between 49 and 63.
The poll, carried out by YouGov on behalf of the Commission, reveals that three-quarters of baby boomers think they will face discrimination in employment as they get older.
Survey respondents also reported feeling discriminated against outside of work, in areas such as:
- taking part in sports
- shopping, particularly for electronics
- going to pubs and bars
Nine out of ten baby boomers agree with proposals to end ageism in the Government’s Equality Bill. The anti-discrimination rules aim to protect older consumers from unequal treatment by providers of goods, facilities or services such as High Street shops, sports clubs, holiday resorts and health centers.
Trevor Phillips, Chair of the Commission, said:
“There are more than 11 million people in the boomer generation who aren’t planning on slowing down for a long time yet, but they clearly fear that they will be stopped in their tracks by ageism.
“If they are right, not only would this be grossly unfair to a generation that helped to make our country prosperous; it would be a criminal waste of the talent and experience we need to dig us out of our current economic hole.”
Interesting information on the baby boom generation ... how do YOU feel?
Friday, May 8, 2009
The Memory Secret Inc. is an American company based in Miami, working also from Europe. The active ingredient that makes its products different from the rest has been clinically proven, and research suggests it helps to maintain healthy blood circulation in the brain and support certain neurotransmitters in the memory process, aiding mental function. These “MemoFoods” have beneficial health effects for almost anyone over the age of 18, such as students, middle-aged people (baby boomers) who are active and start to suffer the first symptoms of memory loss, through to elderly people who have a more advanced cognitive deterioration.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Baby Boomers just won’t quit. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Boomers are starting new business’s in increasing numbers. So much so, that they are by far the largest age group of new business start-ups. Some of these entrepreneurs are focusing on the Baby Boomer market itself and it seems to be working, even in a tough economy.
Now is the time if you have always dreamed of owning your own business to go out there, re-invent yourself and do something you love … you have a lot of life skills that you can put to good use.
Don't let the younger generation intimidate you ... after all ... remember Woodstock ...lol?
Friday, April 17, 2009
Susan Boyle's, a Scottish baby boomer is taking the world by storm. With only one song and an unforgettable YouTube clip, this obscure woman from a small Scottish village has in less than a week become nearly a household name around the world.
Take a listen to this wonderful woman and enjoy ...
Talking about her journey so far, she told the morning show that she reacted to the titters in the audience during her audition by focusing on the performance "You have to take yourself seriously, so what I did was concentrate on the song."
As a way of explanation for why she went on the show, Boyle said: "I wanted to make this a tribute to my mother, so it was something I wanted to do, so I had to get on with it. That's where the courage came from, my mother."
The 47-year-old unemployed church worker from Scotland's West Lothian district has captured hearts with her back story of "having never been kissed." She now lives alone with her cat, Pebbles, and previously cared for her ill mother, who died a couple of years ago.
Susan Boyle ... you ROCK!
Friday, April 3, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Enter Doctor Energizer! Doctor "E" is using the PER2000 Pulsed Energy Replenisher and studying Hydro Electromagnetic Pulsing. His research is done in the Jacuzzi and uses the power of PEMF technology and the P.E.R. 2000 Home Energy Unit.
Listen to Doctor Energizer speak:
To follow along with all of his research and results you can visit him at: http://doctor-energizer.blogspot.com
and be sure to leave a comment or two.