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Think – Today: Where Does The Expression “Point Blank” Come From?

by Anura Guruge


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a4-stickers-paste-professional-portable-targetHow did we get the expression “Point Blank”?


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: James Comey, the FBI Director, according to V.P. Joe Biden (talking on TV, Saturday, October 29, 2016), is a Republican. It was George W. Bush that first appointed him the United States Deputy Attorney General in December 2003. It is, however, true that it was Obama, in September 2013, that made him FBI Director — mainly so that he could get a nomination passed through the Republican Senate.


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Think – Today: James Comey, The FBI Director, Republican or Democrat?

by Anura Guruge


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220px-comey-fbi-portraitJames Comey, the FBI Director, was very much in the new on October 28, 2016, when 11-days ahead of the General Election he announced that the FBI was reopening the Hillary Clinton e-mail server investigation. Is he a Republican or Democrat? Did that cross your mind?

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Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: Humans have known that the Earth year was pretty close to 365-days since around 4,000 B.C. The ancient Egyptians determined this 365-day year after carefully observing and noting where ‘Sirius‘, the Dog Star, rose every morning over a very long period of years. They saw a repetition happening most often after 365 days — sometimes 366 days.  


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Annual Post-Christmas Sale At Hammacher Schlemmer Offers Some Interesting Price.

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As I have often mentioned I get regular (i.e., at least once a week (it seems) e-mails from Hammacher Schlemmer — though I am NOT a customer. I do have to confess that I do enjoy seeing what they offer, since these are indeed what I would readily buy IF I had the money.

Yesterday and today I got e-mails about their up to 80% off Annual Sale — which they refer to, unashamedly, as their “Rather Famous“. Well as you can see they do appear to have made some deep discounts THOUGH it begs the question whether these items were ever worth more than what they are listed at now. Also, I have found that you can buy the same, if NOT very similar items, on Amazon for less — though, of course, by doing so you lose the cachet of having the satisfaction and bragging-rights of having bought it from the ‘Jewish Catalogue’, as the kids call it (because of its name). Yes, we get printed copies of the catalogue, in the mail, and the kids love to look at what rich kids get for Christmas (if not Hanukkah). 


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Two Irresistible Adult Toys From Hammacher Schlemmer — Mamod Steamroller & Remote Controlled Fishing.

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I get e-mails from Hammacher Schlemmer few times a week — though I am NOT a customer. I think they are working on the assumptions that one of these days I will crack. Yes, sometimes it is torture. I really would like these two toys. The remote-controlled boat would be a HOOT at our lake, Halfmoon, in the Summer.

I have seen toy working steamrollers. They are cute — though I am not sure whether they are $250 cute. I still have a steam powered Titanic I got my son Matthew 15 years ago. That was fun. You burned alcohol.

Just wanted to share these with you in case you don’t get the e-mails like I do.

Enjoy.


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