I don’t think my employer could pay me enough to implant a chip into my body. Employees at Three Square Market a vending company out of River Falls will starting next month be implanting RFID chips in the hands of employees. The chip will allow the employees the chance to long in to office tools like copiers, unlock doors and pay for items in the vending machines. I have nothing to hide but there is no way on Gods Green Earth that I would want my employer or anyone for that matter to know where I am all the time. I don’t like that Google tracks my everything don’t believe me check out this link. https://www.google.com/maps/timeline Google knows where we were, who we saw, I am guessing that Big Brother knows what we bought. So the those who own companies and want to start chipping your employees, you better look past this guy, or start paying a whole lot more.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Sure, I think that the war eagle on the side of the old meat market looks cool. Does it mean anything to me? Nope. Will its destruction make me lose any sleep? Nope. Is the building kind of an eye sore? Yep. In the 25 years that I have lived in La Crosse sure I have seen that painting on the side of the crappy building, do I know anything about it? Nope, I didn’t even know it was on the old Weagel Schubert Meat Market until I read it in the paper. Come to think of it I am not even sure what the meaning or history of the old painting is. I know it looks cool, and after they were talking about taking down the building and the historic effort to try to save it came out, I have been thinking that there has to be a way to save the painting, not that I think that it should be but because there has to be a way and I like to figure stuff out. The nomination of the building to be an historic landmark by someone who doesn’t own it, I don’t think is right. If the building’s owner wanted to look into it I think that is a whole different story. Thoughts on someone else trying to push an agenda?
Monday, July 24, 2017
Some I knew some, I didn’t, all of us had something in common, we all graduated 30 years ago. Over the weekend, I drove to the cites on a mission, not quite a mission from God but it was a self-discovery if you will. I really enjoyed getting together and talking with these familiar strangers, familiar because we all had the joy and the burden of being the first graduating class of Roseville Area High School. And strangers because our lives have taken us to different places, we have all experienced different paths in our lives and yet somehow even though 30 years ago we were basically made to be classmates, 30 years later we came together on our own to enjoy the stories that have made us, us. Funny I heard from a few there, that the word was be careful what you say to Bob as it would end up on the radio on Monday. Sorry to disappoint, but what happened at the 30 reunion will stay at the reunion, not because it was a code, but because I had so many conversations that I forgot what details go with what story. If you have the chance to go to your reunion, please go, you will be surprised that as you get older the playing field levels.
Friday, July 21, 2017
Do you remember June 17, 1994? I bet the date doesn’t ring a bell but if I say slow speed chase featuring a white bronco, I bet you immediately recall the OJ Simpson chase through LA. I remember being glued to the television and then watched the OJ Simpson trial, then the shock when OJ was found not guilty for the murders of his wife Nicole and her friend Ron. Fast forward a few years when the juice was in trouble with the law again, and by this time I believe that he thought that he was Teflon, was jailed in 2007 for conspiracy to commit a crime, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, conspiracy to commit robbery, burglary while in possession of a deadly weapon, two counts of first-degree kidnapping with a deadly weapon, two counts of robbery with use of a deadly weapon and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Yesterday we heard that the Juice will be loose. Did he pay the price for his crimes?
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Even though we think we are we are not in control, let me repeat that, we are not in control. If you have ever been through a storm you begin to realize this. I was sleeping like a baby after last nights storm, I ended up heading out and about to check out the local damage after it stopped raining last night as to have something to talk about this morning, as I mentioned I was sleeping like a baby when my wife’s phone went off this morning at 2:20 saying a flash flood warning I just laid there in bed listing to the rain come down in sheets and when I finally was able to reach the point of sleep again there were loud thunder boom. In this latest round of stroms to hit La Crosse, I have seen a blue cooler overturned on the street, manhole covers moved, down trees, a few cars where they shouldn’t be, neighborhoods without power, water over the roads, mud on the highway and a tipped over outhouse. Be careful in your travels, also be aware of changing road conditions and remember to not try driving though flooded streets.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
For the second time in about a year there was a cop that shot a civilian in Minnesota, this time it was an unarmed Australian woman dressed in her pajamas, last time if you recall it was broadcast all over Facebook live by the girlfriend of the victim. Last time there was up roar over the shooting, this time it took a few days for the news to trickle out of Minnesota to hit the national news. I am not sure what the difference in the shootings was except that the one victim was black and American and one was white and Australian. I am going to start by saying that black lives matter, I agree with that statement, but I also think that all lives matter. Nobody’s life is more important than anyone’s else’s nobody’s. I feel as though there is a double standard when it comes to protesting of unfortunate killings of anyone. What happened to justice for all, or is it justice for some?
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
I know I am going to take some crap on this but I think it is a good idea, Wisconsin State Representative Melissa Sargent introduced bill LRB-2457 a bill to legalize both medicinal and recreational use of marijuana in Wisconsin. I have said it before and will say it again, I think that legalizing marijuana will help with the high taxes that we have in Wisconsin and some of the money could be funneled back into the problem issues that we have here like infrastructure. I was at a large outdoor concert the past weekend and it seemed as though many were already enjoying the bud, and I am not talking the king of beers. Of course, if legalized some of the money needs to be set aside for treatment for those that would like to stop, but I feel that legalizing it would help with state budget and would take some of the drug trafficking and sales off the street.
Monday, July 17, 2017
The rock and roll lifestyle took its toll in one of the two classic rockers I had the experience of seeing over the weekend. On Friday I headed to Oshkosh, Wisconsin for Rock USA featuring Ozzy Osborne, and I was pumped to see him as it was the first concert I had ever seen back when Motley Crue opened for him in the early 80’s. Fast forward to last Friday, life has taken its toll, he was out of it and I am pretty sure he didn’t know where he was. There were times that I believe he forgot the words to his own songs. Flip the calendar to last Saturday and Freedomfest at UWL, I got to see the artist who guided me through my teenaged years, John Fogerty rocked, and I mean rocked Veterans Memorial Stadium, there wasn’t a butt on the seat during his 90+ minute concert, covering most of the great CCR songs that we loved and a couple of the classic Fogerty tunes. I am glad I had the chance to see Ozzy again but I believe he should retire and I really loved seeing John Fogerty. How was your weekend?
Friday, July 14, 2017
When I think brown bag special I think a sandwich, some chips, an apple, a juice and a napkin. The brown bag special offered by the Citgo in La Crosse has a new meaning to brown bagging it. According to an article in the La Crosse Tribune when you order a brown bag at this store you get a small paper bag with a copper scrubber and a glass tube with the components of a ball point pen. The talk is that this kit is used for drug consumption, I think we may be looking at it wrong, this may be a brilliant way of getting kids to either do dishes with the copper scrubby or maybe it is a do it yourself science kit since it comes with the items to build a ball point pen. Seriously though the paper goes on to say that the owner of the store said that the items when used together are for smoking tobacco, umm, I used to smoke tobacco and I have never once smoked it out of a glass pipe. Do you think that the owner was lying and these make shift pipes are used for smoking meth, cocaine and heroin?
Thursday, July 13, 2017
A study by Stanford University researchers that used step-counters installed in most smartphones to track the walking activity of about 700,000 people in 46 countries around the world. Found that the least lazy, according to the step tracking study are the Chinese, where people averaged 6,880 a steps a day. The worst nation was nearby Indonesia, where people walked nearly half as much, averaging 3,513 steps a day. The worldwide average is 4,961 steps, with Americans averaging 4,774. Many of us have counters on our wrists and our phones, mine track me and yours track you. I know we are supposed to strive for 10,000 steps a day and I very rarely hit that mark. For me it used to be a game, I tried to beat the day before, like I said it used to be a game, I like many other Americans have become complacent with my step tracker. Ever since I got it I have wore it 24 hours a day as to track my steps and my sleep. All it has really shown me is that I am lazy and that I don’t get enough sleep.