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Re: Money
« Reply #435 on: October 29, 2018, 06:19:57 pm »

Agelbert NOTE: If you want to know the PLAN that Republicans (and Libertarians, who really want you to be a wage slave supporting their LIBERTINE, immoral, empathy deficit disordered cruel lifestyles) in general, AND TRUMP IN PARTICULAR, have for your economic future, just look at what this brave lady did in 1901, during the last Libertarian "paradise" in the USA. As you will learn, in the USA of that period (and AGAIN in the present) Con Artists 😈 do better economically than decent, honest, hard working people


 
Who Was the First Person to Survive Going over Niagara Falls?

There were no 401(k) plans or Social Security checks at the start of the 20th century. If you hadn’t saved enough money to live comfortably in your later years, you could end up in the proverbial poorhouse. That was the troubling future that Annie Edson Taylor was facing in 1901. Then in her 60s, the “very prim and proper” lady had taught school for years, but ultimately found herself penniless after a sad turn of events in which her husband died in the Civil War and she lost her only child soon after birth.  :(

So she came up with a plan: She’d become the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.  :o As the famous Queen of the Mist, Taylor was certain that the notoriety would fund her golden years. Sealed into the padded barrel with a 200-pound (91-kg) anvil attached to the bottom as ballast, Taylor washed over the rocky falls on Oct. 24, 1901. It also happened to be her 63rd birthday. She survived, virtually unscathed.

One woman's plan for retirement:

֍ Despite her miraculous achievement, the event clearly shook Taylor to her core. She later told the press, "If it was with my dying breath, I would caution anyone against attempting the feat ... I would sooner walk up to the mouth of a cannon, knowing it was going to blow me to pieces than make another trip over the Fall."

֍ Sadly, Taylor never found the financial security that she so desperately sought. Her manager 😈 absconded with the famous barrel, and interest in her story was tepid. She did make a little money posing for pictures and selling 10-cent biographies at a Niagara Falls souvenir stand.


֍ “Her stage appearances did not work out that well,” said historian Sherman Zavitz. “She just didn’t seem to have the kind of charisma or personality (...) to carry off that kind of thing very well.”

https://www.wisegeek.com/who-was-the-first-person-to-survive-going-over-niagara-falls.htm

Annie Taylor died on April 29, 1921, aged 82, at the Niagara County Infirmary in Lockport, New York, and was interred next to English-born daredevil Carlisle D. Graham (1886 - 1905) in the "Stunter's Rest" section of Oakwood Cemetery in Niagara Falls, New York.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Edson_Taylor


Welcome back from the dead, AG!

Synchronicity: at a staff meeting this morning, one of my producers actually read me this story! He brought in a couple of tidbits from a calendar he has that he thought would be of interest. What are the chances?


Thanks, bro.

Yep, I agree this is not a random occurence. Times are hard and people of good will 🌟 think along similar lines.

Here's another bit of strangeness to give anyone the heebee jeebees. I make a calendar to post salient events and routine exercise data with lots of graphics, including the seasonal weather and so on for 8 week periods. It's a sort of visual diary I can look back on. I've been doing that for several years now. On the first of any given month, I frame it and color it. I normally use a square frame. Here's the frame I used when I prepared the latest calender beginning on October 14, 2018.


The entry for today (stock market  ;D) was filled in today, of course. The numbers M144A119 and C708 stand for Maximum and Average pulse and Calories for my 40 minute treadmill workout. The Jewish star around November 1, 2018 was just something that popped into my head. I've rarely used the Jewish star frame. Was I somehow getting a vibe that the coming synagogue massacre, caused DIRECTLY, do not pass go, do not collect $200, by Trump's Stochastic Terrorism, would motivate influential Jews in the USA to bring the bastard Republicans down? We will soon know if American Jews will help bring some sanity to our system.

At any rate, I immediately thought of that calendar advanced entry when the massacre of 11 Jews in a Synagogue occurred October 27, 2018.

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Pr. 13:12

 

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