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  • Dutch Orchestra walks Out on Muslim guest conductor.

    02/20/2019 1:32:27 PM PST · 57 of 58
    benasawin to onedoug

    “Come over here. I’d like to spit on you.” —Dad Temple, “Key Largo”


    I’m probably a little slow on grasping your point. Enlighten me if you would.

    I’m sure this was hidden FR humor but it was clearly over my head. Thanks.

  • Dutch Orchestra walks Out on Muslim guest conductor.

    02/20/2019 8:41:57 AM PST · 41 of 58
    benasawin to plain talk

    Makes more sense. Thanks.

  • Dutch Orchestra walks Out on Muslim guest conductor.

    02/20/2019 8:40:48 AM PST · 40 of 58
    benasawin to dfwgator

    Absolutely loved the cartoons of those years. True master pieces. Probably one of their best is the “Casablanca” take off with Bugs as Rick. A work of magic in both imagination and creativity.

  • Dutch Orchestra walks Out on Muslim guest conductor.

    02/20/2019 8:36:39 AM PST · 39 of 58
    benasawin to KMac1945

    Thank you. As you point out so well, I am clearly not a hand with research or computers and honestly struggle to merely post an article.
    Now, as I slink my way back to my corner for lurkers and the inept, I again apologize to those far more adept at such matters than I.
    For those that may not have been aware of this event, dated as it is, I’m happy to have brought it to your attention.

  • Dutch Orchestra walks Out on Muslim guest conductor.

    02/20/2019 8:15:54 AM PST · 24 of 58
    benasawin to mac_truck

    5 years. Wow, shows one just how ill informed and not in sync some of us are. And here I thought I was pretty well on top of things due to my avid Freeping daily.

  • Dutch Orchestra walks Out on Muslim guest conductor.

    02/20/2019 8:10:54 AM PST · 21 of 58
    benasawin to BTerclinger

    Thanks for your help with the link. My apologies for the fact that it is “dated” info.

  • Dutch Orchestra walks Out on Muslim guest conductor.

    02/20/2019 8:08:43 AM PST · 16 of 58
    benasawin to BenLurkin

    Yes, I typically look at email with a jaundice eye, especially when no source is noted, but with that in mind, I still thought it might be of interest to some. Happy Freeping to all.

  • Dutch Orchestra walks Out on Muslim guest conductor.

    02/20/2019 7:56:43 AM PST · 1 of 58
    benasawin
    Received this in an email and thought it might be of interest to other FRers.
  • Wood carving supplys

    12/09/2018 5:38:22 AM PST · 7 of 72
    benasawin to mylife

    Might want to take a look at Frank Miller Lumber, their front room section. Union, Ohio/Indiana, just north of Greenville, Ohio right on the Ohio Indiana border. I get 95 percent of my wood supplies there.

  • General Motors plans to close Canadian assembly plant -TV report

    11/26/2018 11:50:14 AM PST · 27 of 27
    benasawin to Jeff Chandler

    Typically lurk (at least 20 yrs) but just had to respond to your question: “One manager for every eight employees?”

    Not quite as simple as 1 manager for 8. Without being snide or too disagreeable . . . allow me if I may to share this.

    As noted in this case, such a plant in a typical GM environment consists of union and non-union staff. All non-union staff is not a field manager. Among the 300 listed are many fields of responsibility.

    Some of the more notable would be: Plant manager, assistant plant manager, department managers, area supervisors, engineering group managers (research & development, product testing, plant/facilities, industrial, electrical, environmental), purchasing & procurement, contract negotiations, legal, etc. Then there are the staff required for billing, accounts management, receivables, and the many tasks associated within this area.

    Within just the engineering group noted above would be employees responsible for plant layout, production planning, ergonomics, health & safety issues, electrical distribution, hearing protection programs, structural and property management, facility utilities managing/controlling water, compressed air, waste stream disposal (both solid & liquid), communication systems installation & support for telephones and computers, heating, A/C, lighting, sewage, roofing (both systems and loads), dust/fume exhaust systems, plant pressurization, product line design and necessary upgrades, material and product flow, warehousing, shipping/transportation/distribution, permits, environmental regulations/interpretation/compliance, air & soil monitoring, asbestos and lead remediation programs, aquifer protection, fire protection, site traffic & security, quality control & zero defect implementation methods, operations/worplace organization, time studies, tooling design, housekeeping, new equipment specification/quotation/bid analysis/selection/purchasing, installation design & drafting and manufacturing line support, lockout & tie off program/training, air pollution control, inventory management to name only a few of the many non-union undertakings.

    Noting that for 20 some odd years, I was involved in easily 70% of these challenges as a facilities engineer. After which Obama involved himself in the GM bankruptcy reassigning my earned pension to the government (PBGC) while using taxpayer dollars to prop up unionized pensions which remained GM.

    No, not all of the 300 non-union folks are managers (except for managing a massive work load). Loved each and every minute of it for each day presented a new challenge and opportunity. Miss it terribly.

    Hope this sheds some light on the issue.

  • These Dreamers will leave the U.S. if a DACA deal isn't reached

    02/07/2018 5:19:23 PM PST · 68 of 114
    benasawin to markomalley

    Food for thought: How would Disney react to trespassers?

    People choose jumping the gate at Disney (trespass) without permission to entry. Said individual brings along one or more of his/her children. Would security at Disney hesitate to toss the intruders back over the fence once detected?

    The intruder avoids capture and demands the “right” to remain (illegally). The intruder goes on to open a business (hot dog stand) on the fairway competing against Disney’s own people/businesses. Does Disney have an ounce of pity for the man and his business or does security bounce the trespasser?

    After years of hiding among other authorized patrons the child ages, enjoys the facilities, accepts the many pleasures and delights. This poor child now determines being within Disney to be a “right”. Upon discovery, will the cries for sympathy from the child and others prevent Disney from throwing the child back over the fence?

    Adding insult to injury, this illegal is now expecting the many relatives, close and distant, to be given a free pass because it is only right not to separate them from their family. And finally, is it really wrong or illegal to jump the gate at Disney in the first place if the sob story is heart wrenching enough?

    The security people at Disney would be real monsters to penalize these children when it wasn’t the child’s fault they are in the park illegally. s/

    Meriting reposting because few are aware of our actual recent amnesty history in America:

    8 posted on 1/25/2018, 11:21:18 AM by kabar

    The Seven Amnesties Passed by Congress
    1. Immigration and Reform Control Act (IRCA), 1986: A blanket amnesty for some 2.7 million illegal aliens
    2. Section 245(i) Amnesty, 1994: A temporary rolling amnesty for 578,000 illegal aliens
    3. Section 245(i) Extension Amnesty, 1997: An extension of the rolling amnesty created in 1994
    4. Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) Amnesty, 1997: An amnesty for close to one million illegal aliens from Central America
    5. Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act Amnesty (HRIFA), 1998: An amnesty for 125,000 illegal aliens from Haiti
    6. Late Amnesty, 2000: An amnesty for some illegal aliens who claim they should have been amnestied under the 1986 IRCA amnesty, an estimated 400,000 illegal aliens
    7. LIFE Act Amnesty, 2000: A reinstatement of the rolling Section 245(i) amnesty, an estimated 900,000 illegal aliens

  • This Republican is bringing a DACA recipient to Trump's State of the Union

    01/30/2018 5:35:35 AM PST · 16 of 22
    benasawin to SoFloFreeper

    Food for thought: How would Disney react?

    People choose jumping the gate at Disney (trespass) without permission to entry. Said individual brings along one or more of his/her children. Would security at Disney hesitate to toss the intruders back over the stiles when detected?

    The intruder avoids capture and demands the “right” to remain (illegally). The intruder goes on to open a business (hot dog stand) on the fairway competing against Disney’s own people/businesses. Does Disney have an ounce of pity for the man and his business or does security bounce the trespasser?

    After years of hiding among other authorized patrons the child ages, enjoys the facilities, accepts the many pleasures and delights. This poor child now determines being within Disney to be a “right”. Upon discovery, will the cries for sympathy from the child and others prevent Disney from throwing the child back over the fence?

    Adding insult to injury, this illegal is now expecting the many relatives, close and distant, to be given a free pass because it is only right not to separate them from their family. And finally, is it really wrong or illegal to jump the gate at Disney in the first place if the sob story is heart wrenching enough?

    The security people at Disney would be real monsters to penalize these children when it wasn’t the child’s fault they are in the park illegally. s/

  • Angel Wife of Hero Cop Killed by Illegal Alien: ‘Trump Promised no DACA, no Deals…Keep Your Promise’

    01/28/2018 5:32:26 AM PST · 4 of 10
    benasawin to davikkm

    Food for thought: How would Disney react?

    People choose jumping the gate at Disney (trespass) without permission to entry. Said individual brings along one or more of his/her children. Would security at Disney hesitate to toss the intruders back over the stiles when detected?

    The intruder avoids capture and demands the “right” to remain (illegally). The intruder goes on to open a business (hot dog stand) on the fairway competing against Disney’s own people/businesses. Does Disney have an ounce of pity for the man and his business or does security bounce the trespasser?

    After years of hiding among other authorized patrons the child ages, enjoys the facilities, accepts the many pleasures and delights. This poor child now determines being within Disney to be a “right”. Upon discovery, will the cries for sympathy from the child and others prevent Disney from throwing the child back over the stiles?

    Adding insult to injury, this illegal is now expecting the many relatives, close and distant, to be given a free pass because it is only right not to separate them from their family. And finally, is it really wrong or illegal to jump the gate at Disney in the first place if the sob story is heart wrenching enough?

    The security people at Disney would be real monsters to penalize these children when it wasn’t the child’s fault they are in the park illegally. s/

  • California father who’s lived in U.S. since he was 2 faces deportation after ICE arrest

    01/27/2018 11:57:13 AM PST · 107 of 109
    benasawin to Oldeconomybuyer

    How would Disney react?

    People choose jumping the gate at Disney (trespass) without permission to entry. Said individual brings along one or more of his/her children. Would security at Disney hesitate to toss the intruders back over the stiles when detected?

    The intruder avoids capture and demands the “right” to remain (illegally). The intruder goes on to open a business (hot dog stand) on the fairway competing against Disney’s own people/businesses. Does Disney have an ounce of pity for the man and his business or does security bounce the trespasser?

    After years of hiding among other authorized patrons the child ages, enjoys the facilities, accepts the many pleasures and delights. This poor child now determines being within Disney to be a “right”. Upon discovery, will the cries for sympathy from the child and others prevent Disney from throwing the child back over the stiles?

    And finally, is it really wrong or illegal to jump the gate at Disney in the first place if the sob story is heart wrenching enough? The security people at Disney would be real monsters to penalize these children when it wasn’t the child’s fault they are in the park illegally. s/

    Try very hard not to post but just could not control my self today.

  • The Latest: US pledges $50 million for women's business fund

    07/08/2017 4:20:31 AM PDT · 17 of 40
    benasawin to Pinkbell

    Very disappointing. A number of issues come to mind. Is this actually constitutional? Does this fit with knowing we are broke? How does this comport with reducing the size and budget of government? Is this really the intended function of government and should the populace be taxed for such?

    I know, it feels good and government is so out of control now, just a little more will not hurt or even be noticed. Besides, who wants to be accused of being sexist or conservative or anti anything?

  • Chicago Police: If You Carry a Gun, We're Trained to Shoot You

    09/08/2013 6:17:52 AM PDT · 1 of 46
    benasawin
    Foubd this story very disturbing. Very twisted logic. Posting for others that may find it interesting. Unfortunately, other respobsibilities this morning do not allow me to remain around to join in the reactions to this. Will check back in later if possible.
  • What Can Whites Do to Improve Race Relations in America?

    08/28/2013 12:59:08 PM PDT · 115 of 123
    benasawin to Lazamataz
    Why the long drawn out description? You could have just said democrat and cut to the chase.

    Guessing you realize NSA has now erased all records of your life and existence since you rang their “innocent” bell in so many categories.

    Apologies to any left handed pubs out there.

  • U.S. orders $12.5-million payment to victims of racial harassment

    07/02/2013 12:54:58 PM PDT · 24 of 29
    benasawin to Nachum

    Who in the Justice Department ordered this and what gives them the right?

  • Obama’s claim he called Benghazi an ‘act of terrorism’ (Four Pinocchios)

    05/14/2013 5:56:28 AM PDT · 16 of 33
    benasawin to RummyChick

    Found this piece of satire the other day and posted it yet the post didn’t take for some reason. I thought it was very revealing of the double standards within our MSM.

    Note, it is satire.

    http//politicaloutcast.com/2013/05/bombshell-sarah-palin-denied-police-protection-to-family-resulting-in-their-murder/

    Could you imagine the uproar were this true?

  • GOP bill would force federal workers onto health-care exchanges

    05/01/2013 8:42:11 AM PDT · 34 of 34
    benasawin to mdittmar

    >Federal employees rely on FEHBP during their working lives and in retirement, and Congress should not play around with eliminating this crucial element of federal compensation>

    Ohhh, the specialness of certain people amazes me. How does this match up with:
    GM salary employees rely on Health & Life Insurance during their working lives and in retirement, and Congress/GM should not play around with eliminating this crucial element of benefits . . .

    Some people are just more special than others I guess.