Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My Shopping Excursion

There was a bit of confusion at the supermarket this morning.

When I was ready to pay for my groceries, the cashier rather severely said, “Strip down, facing me.”

Making a mental note to complain to my congressman about Homeland Security and the Patriot Act running amok, I did just as she had instructed.

After the hysterical shrieking and alarms finally subsided, I found out that she was referring to my credit card.

They've asked me to shop elsewhere in the future.

They need to make their instructions to us seniors a little clearer!

 funny puns - AGAIN, LPC??


Morning Pic Dump

Birthdays on June 26th


Todays Pic Dump

Blast from the Past

Afternoon Funnies


Todays Quote
Birthday Boy
Neil Ambercombie

A good portion of the airport is on ceded lands, and lease money was paid for that. So the state's collecting lease money because all of a sudden "worthless" land now has an airport on it.
Neil Abercrombie

I remember saying to the chairman after serving the first year, "Why are we doing this? Why don't the Hawaiians have control?" "Well, we have no mechanism to do it," I was told.
Neil Abercrombie

Land began to be seen as something to be owned privately and exploited for private interests, and never was entirely reconciled with the old ideas that land should be utilized in common for the good of all.
Neil Abercrombie

Land in Hawaii is money. What I'm talking about here is ceded land - land that belonged to the kingdom and was ceded to the republic and then to the state when we achieved statehood.
Neil Abercrombie

So as soon as the land was worth something and there was money in the bank, all of a sudden everybody got interested in non-discrimination, in who's really going to administer this stuff.
Neil Abercrombie

So there's always been this clash between what is the public good - that which belongs to all of us in common - and what can be exploited for a private interest.
Neil Abercrombie

There was a queen that was overthrown here. So I was affected by all of that and felt profoundly grateful for the opportunity to live in Hawaii, and I set out at once to try to fit in.
Neil Abercrombie

Western concepts of ownership and privatization came in and clashed with that. So land began to be exchanged.
Neil Abercrombie

When there wasn't any money involved, for all intents and purposes, nobody gave a damn. But now the land, supposedly worthless, is seen for what it really is: an incredibly valuable asset.
Neil Abercrombie

You're talking serious money already in the bank, and millions of dollars coming in every year.
Neil Abercrombie


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