Don't Make Me Do It
2008-03-20 - 10:48 a.m.
Well, my work-related plans have been thrown into a cocked hat. The plan was for me to take a bunch of bill acceptors - those things you put your money into when you buy tokens - and get them updated to take the new five dollar bills.
Well, since Spring Break has started for some schools, it's been decided that it will happen in a couple weeks, rather than run the risk of something going wrong and us having half our token machines down.
Makes sense. I'll probably do it in early April.
CNNMoney.com breaks down who gets what from that $3/gallon of gas.
EIA estimates it costs U.S. oil companies an average of about $24 a barrel to find, develop and produce oil worldwide, but that doesn't include costs like transportation, administration, or income taxes - which can be substantial. While Exxon made $40 billion in 2007, a 60% increase from 2004, it paid $100 billion in taxes and royalties.
So they PAID 150% more in taxes and royalties than they took in as profits...and the government says they still don't pay enough.
Al Sharpton is supporting Obama (no surprise there, this IS Sharpton) but keeping his support quiet.
Sharpton says Hillary "has never done nothing for us". When asked to clarify, Sharpton says he meant that Hillay has "never done nothing" for his organization, the National Action Network.
So he's expecting Obama to do something for his group. Uh HUH.
Actor Ivan Dixon died a few days ago. Most of you might know him from the show Hogan's Heroes.
But I remember him for an episode of The Twilight Zone. Rod Serling did something rather daring for that time - he cast an entire episode with black actors. Doctors, cops - everybody. This was in 1960, mind you. There weren't many other black cast in other episodes - I don't know why not. It's a great episode. See it if you can.
In Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Shura Council is making the recommendation that women be allowed to drive....with a few restrictions, of course:
- The woman driver must be under 30.
- The woman's driving is conditional upon the permission of a relative [father, husband, brother, or son].
- The woman driver must obtain a driver's license from the center for teaching women to drive.
- The woman driver must be modestly dressed.
- The woman driver will be permitted to drive alone in the cities, but outside the cities she must be accompanied by a relative.
- The woman driver will be permitted to drive Saturday through Wednesday between 7:00 AM and 8:00 PM.
- The woman driver must have a cell phone with her, so she can call for help in an emergency.
- The woman driver must pay a certain sum when her license is issued; this sum will be set aside for car repairs.
At least it's a start. But I wonder how much must be paid for "car repairs", and if an amount is also charged from MALE drivers as well.
So. Day off after all.
I'm tempted to go to the Park. We'll see what happens.
Be seeing you.
5 comments so far
Brin - 2008-03-20 13:04:36 -
Lovely of you to mention Ivan Dixon. Thanks. "Goldilocks to Papa Bear, signing off. Hogan, Carter, Schultz and Klink are waiting to welcome me -- Seven-Threes!..."
Bob - 2008-03-20 19:01:45 - http://shadowgm.diaryland.com
Ask and ye shall receive: CBS is starting to post old series (Star Trek, Twilight Zone, Hawaii Five-O) online for streaming. The episode with Ivan Dixon is here.
Dave - 2008-03-21 03:00:35 -
Bob - already got 'em all on DVD. I have a tradition that, when someone passes, I pull out my copy of The Muppet Show on VHS or DVD (if they were on the show) and watch it in their honor. Now I can do the same thing for TZ.
Bob - 2008-03-21 07:43:01 - http://shadowgm.diaryland.com
With your DVD collection, I figured you had the episode in question ... I mentioned it for other readers who might not own the DVD set. (And partly as shameless self-promotion for my employer.)
Dave - 2008-03-21 13:42:04 -
Oops. Did not realize it was a plug. Sorry. :)
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