Sunday, May 27, 2018

Trinity Sunday



16 comments:

  1. Reflecting on your Amazon anomaly, listener, I am inclined to think the most likely explanation is that an overworked employee dropped the box, picked it up, saw no label on that side, and applied the one next in order. The same sort of thing could happen with a robot applying labels.

    Alan

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  2. Alan, for that to have happened, wouldn't listener have to be missing an order?

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    1. You're right; it must have been a gremlin or a saboteur.


      --Alan

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    2. Spot on, puddle. And I am NOT missing an order. In fact, the company name on MY label is the company that already sent me my order last week. I can easily imagine that somebody made a mistake. It wouldn't have been a large problem for me, since so far only USPO workers have seen my label. But had the package been delivered to the guy in Plattsburgh NY, my name and address would have been shared by Amazon with a stranger, which is a breach of privacy and personal information.
      But what INFURIATES me is that so far I have had a phone conversation and 3 emails back and forth with Amazon about this and they have yet to admit that they made a mistake. An apology would have been something. They should have been falling all over themselves to make nice with me. Instead I'm getting strung along, and I imagine they want to chat and string me along until I get tired of it and go away. But I am pushing for them to refund half my Prime membership. It renewed on 11 January 2018, so we're almost to the halfway point. I want to cancel my membership and get half back. I think that's the very least they can do. We'll see.

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    3. Oh, and interestingly, the Plattsburgh label was placed properly, while my label is on a bad slant and one corner sticks out off the box. So it's a curious thing that the Plattsburgh PO folks made a big red X over the Plattsburgh address and sent it along to me...!

      And when you think about it, it's wrong of them to have sent ME the other guy's name and address!

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  3. If There’s a Democratic Civil War Nobody Told the Voters [Click]
    "…Overriding all other considerations this year in Democratic voters’ minds (and candidates’ messages) is stopping President Trump and his congressional enablers. Related to that is the other major influence of this primary season: a huge rise in support for female candidates among men and women alike, likely driven by Trump’s misogyny, the #MeToo movement and Hillary Clinton’s loss in 2016…

    "…Certainly, there are policy differences among Democrats, and those will come out whenever they are again in a position to govern rather than resist. But Democrats are more ideologically homogenous than they have been historically… "

    That all works for me!
    --Alan

    P.S.:
    Here is a link to the original column. [Click] It is in the Washington Post, and I have edited the link a bit so it might get past the paywall if that stops you when using the link from the link above (I hope that is clear).

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  4. Campaign-Finance Reform Can Save the GOP[Click] As the Republican Party tilts toward populism, its donor base is drying up.

    —Alan

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    1. There's one set of facts I never see mentioned in discussions of government campaign finance: McCain-Obama. McCain chose to rely on federal campaign finance. Obama rejected federal money and consequently had a major financial advantage that contributed greatly to his victory.

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  5. From Facebook. Long.

    Here's what they did to a 5 yr. old...heinous and depraved! Don't just vote, call! The Director of Office of Refugee Resettlement. Scott Lloyd 202-401-9246. Called this morning and left a message. I also called my Senators whom I have on speed dial.
    Kellie Wade Davidson
    21 hrs · Butler, NJ

    Written by Hannah Werling:

    "After I boarded my plane on my way to New York on Saturday I saw this first hand.
    A woman with 6 children ages ranging from 4-17 walked up to my row and asked if I would help this young girl get buckled since her seat was next to mine. I asked no questions in that moment and said yes. The woman told me she did not speak English. The little girl sat down, I got her buckled, the woman handed her a ziplock bag of snacks and took her seat 3 rows up from us.
    She was so tiny in her seat. Her shoelace-less shoes could not even touch the seat in front her her and her cheeks were crusty with tears. She wasn’t yet 5 years old. THIS IS HAPPENING IN OUR COUNTRY!!!
    I turned off my Netflix movie and turned on Ferdinand a kids cartoon and handed her my phone to watch. It was so painful. I dug deep in my brain for all that Spanish in High School and tried my best to use gestures so she wasn’t frightened of me.
    Once the seatbelt sign was turned off in the air the woman came back to check on her and the other children scattered on the plane.
    I asked: “Where are her parents?”
    She replied “They are being detained at the border”
    “Why is she going to NY, then?”
    “She was taken as a deterrent so people don’t try to cross the boarder. If they cross, they will lose their children. She’s going to a shelter in NY”
    “Will her parents get her back?”
    “I don’t know”
    “Will she be adopted then?”
    “I don’t know”
    This women is an advocate for these INNOCENT children as they try to figure out what happens if their parents get caught at the border. She takes them to shelters and flies back and forth doing this.
    My heart just aches for these families! She is a baby and didn’t know what was going on! She doesn’t know the woman who is taking her. She may never see her Mom and Dad again AND WE ARE DOING THIS!
    I didn’t ever want the flight to land. On the plane she became comfortable with me and giggled and spoke in Spanish to me about the movies. She felt safe. Landing was just another new chapter for her that was scary and unknown. PLEASE CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN AND SENATORS ABOUT THIS! It is heart wrenching and it is happening people!!!!! We are no longer the home for the free. Get used to this post because I am NOT going to let this go"

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  6. This just enrages me to the point of nausea!

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    1. OMG, OMG, OMG...!!! I'm heartsick!!! We have to BADGER Congress about this!!!!!

      I will call, Susan. Thank you for the alert.

      THIS is reason enough to get DT O.U.T. without any nice-nice delays!!! Screw protocol!!!

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  7. Zephyr Teachout is running for New York AG. AND is having a baby in October. ♥

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  8. WOW! puddle!! I didn't know about the baby!! So SWEET!!! What a lucky child!!

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