Happy Memorial Day, which, per US Memorial Day.org, is defined as
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service.
You can’t thank them but you can thank their families, and remember their sacrifice.
So, I still have the blog, though those of you in the know are following me over on Twitter where my writing and attention span really shine in 140 characters.
Still in a weird place professionally, in that ‘things are happening’ and yet writing about it is Verboten.
So, 14 years of a blog. Yeah, i have shoes older, but I’m enjoying having it even if I’m not busy here.
Thanks to the seven of you.
It’s about 4 years old, but I think most haven’t seen this by SAAMI, the sporting arms and ammunition manufacturer’s institute:
It’s 25 minutes but it’s informative and entertaining (though it’s a little hard to watch all that ammo being destroyed).
Well, let’s consider their actual track record:
A VA suicide hotline designed to help distressed vets, at times instead sent their calls to a voicemail message, provided no immediate assistance, and did not even return some calls, according to a new report. … The crisis center was recently the focus of a HBO documentary praising the workers’ tireless efforts to help vets. The film, “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1,” even won an Oscar last year.
Two former Minneapolis VA employees … say they were instructed to falsify records to make it look as if veterans were canceling or delaying appointments, a practice they allege allowed VA managers to hide long appointment delays. … Investigators have said efforts to cover up or hide delays were systemic throughout the agency’s network of nearly 1,000 hospitals and clinics.
“Veterans are now required to see a prescriber every 30 days, but at the El Paso VA, they are unable to get an appointment, so they go without, or they do something they shouldn’t — they buy them on the street.”
“The VA let them get wound up on all these drugs and now they cut them off completely. … These guys are coming into my office and they are a goddamn mess and the VA is just blowing them off.”
HT: Tig (thanks, brother).
Some good info here:
Honey, salt, sugar: Indefinite
Tabasco sauce, pepper, vinegar: 3-4 years
Jelly in plastic tubs: 2-3 years
Olive oil, parmesan cheese, taco sauce, mustard, soy sauce: 1-2 years
Mayonnaise, relish, barbecue sauce, tartar sauce, horseradish sauce, maple syrup, nut butters, salad dressing, ketchup: 1 year