Cocoa Crew Review

A Compendium of Cocoa Crew's Congenial Carousing

Where It All Started

I smell smoke! If you’re too old it may be from a B’day cake on Fire at Ashley’s

Hello CREW… Red rose                                                                   01-29-12
I smell smoke!  Naaaaaa it’s another huge CREW Birthday Cake! Birthday cake  lol  But First!    CREW you might notice a change in emailing procedures!

This suggestion has been made by various classmates. 

With all the internet scam stuff going on you might want to put all of the

email addresses in the BCC (Blind Copy to)  address line. Then address

the �TO� to yourself. If you do it this way other addresses won’t show up!

This stops the scammers/spammers from copying all of the addresses.

Ole B-T-B   suggested smoke signals but has decided to give in and go

                        along with the white eyes way of doing things

                                   ( let me know your thoughts? )

Next  HAPPY HOUR CREW event:

       5:30 PM   on  Wednesday  February 1st


            Ashley’s   Restaurant

             1609  Highway 1   Rockledge, Fl  636-6430

                      http://www.ashleysofrockledge.com/

Are You On This Big  Birthday cake  List? 

   1  Glenda  Nelson   5  Charlie Black   6  Ty  Epling  11  Brenda  Graves

    14  Brent Parker   15  Ben Young   16  Gerry Heller   19  Dick  Nelson

      20  Ann Driskill   29 reserved for Leap Year Kids!  30  Elmer Fudd 

Feb 2nd    Ground Hog’s Day!     Lots of  Sun  Sunshine  in  Florida!  Yea!

 Q. What’s green, has 4 legs, & jumps out of its hole on Feb 2nd?
                                                         See answer below!  😉 

Attached:  This picture sent to us by Harvey & Sandy Baker.





See how many classmates you can identify.

                       Everyone knows Mr. Eschbach!  lol

Repeating!   Planning meeting for Mosquito Beaters is  TODAY

       Sunday, Jan 29, 2:00 pm in the �Dixon Room�    (in the annex)

of the First Baptist Church of Cocoa. This will be the meeting to get

committee chairs and workers for all parts of the event.

This group of folks do a lot of work keeping the MB event going and

   if you have any time to spare.             Please come by and help!

         There are various committees that need volunteers!

      See ya there?                 I  WILL  BE  THERE!   Bill Hardy

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live,

         I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.” – Isaac Asimov

                Hummmm I would have a DIFFERENT plan!   😉         – ole Indian

Sent from my  i-teepee  near the Ground Hog’s Den!  

 

 Answer:  The  Ground Frog!     Sneaky  ribbit ribbit!  Gotcha!  lol

Can Your Remote Car Door Locking Code Be Intercepted by Thieves

How to Lock Your Car and Why…

I locked my car.  As I walked away I heard my car door unlock.  I went back and locked my car again three times. Each time, as soon as I started to walk away, I would hear it unlock again!!  Naturally alarmed, I looked around and there were two guys sitting in a car in the fire lane next to the store. They were obviously watching me intently, and there was no doubt they were somehow involved in this very weird situation .  
  I quickly chucked the errand I was on, jumped in my car and sped away.  I went straight to the police station, told them what had happened, and found out I was part of a new, and very successful, scheme being used to gain entry into cars.
  Two weeks later, my friend’s son had a similar happening …  While traveling, my friend’s son stopped at a roadside rest to use the bathroom.  When he came out to his car less than 4-5 minutes later, someone had gotten into his car and stolen his cell phone, laptop computer, GPS navigator, briefcase … you name it.
He called the police and since there were no signs of his car being broken into, the police told him he had been a victim of the latest robbery tactic – there is a device that robbers are using now to clone your security code when you lock your doors on your car using your key – chain locking device … They sit a distance away and watch for their next victim. They know you are going inside of the store, restaurant, or bathroom and that they now have a few minutes to steal and run.
The police officer said to manually lock your car door – by hitting the lock button inside the car – that way if there is someone sitting in a parking lot watching for their next victim, it will not be you. When you hit the lock button on your car upon exiting, it does not send the security code, but if you walk away and use the door lock on your key chain, it sends the code through the airwaves where it can be instantly stolen.
This is very real. Be wisely aware of what you just read and please pass this note on.  Look how many times we all lock our doors with our remote just to be sure we remembered to lock them – and bingo, someone has our code… and whatever was in our car.
Snopes Approved.

Please share with everyone you know .

So This Is What Socialism is all about eh? How Can One With Even a Little Common Sense Buy In To It???

Shared by Bobby Butler  passed along by Greg Moorehead

When the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes

all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.


Is this man truly a genius? Checked out and this is true…it DID happen! 


 When the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.

Is this man truly a genius? Checked out and this is true…it DID happen!

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed
a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted
that Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich,
a great equalizer.

The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama’s plan”. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A…. (substituting grades for dollars – something closer to home and more readily understood by all).

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.

The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.

As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and

the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.

The second test average was a D! No one was happy.

When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering,

blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them

that socialism would also ultimately fail becausewhen the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great,

but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.
It could not be any simpler than that. (Please pass this on)

Remember, there IS a test coming up. The 2012 elections.

These are possibly the 5 best sentences you’ll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them,

and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is

\going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.


Can you think of a reason for not sharing this? Neither could I.


We circled the wagons at Sonny’s barbecue on Merritt Island

Hello CREW…Red rose                                                            01-26-12Around 5:30:    We circled the wagons, at Sonny’s barbecue
on Merritt Island.  Fired up the cookin grills and enjoyed
some tasty barbecue, cole slaw, baked beans, corn-on-the-cob,
sweet tea and lots of Texas Toast! Weeelll lemme tell ya pilgrims,
those were some knee slappin, belly rubbin good vittles!

Attendees: Gene Autry, Hopalong Cassidy, Lash LaRue, Roy Rogers,

               Clint Eastwood, Drango Kid, Stirling Hayden, Burt Reynolds,
            Billy the Kid, Gabby Hayes, Louis LaMour, Cisco Kid, Rex Allen,
     Richard Boone, Johnny Mack Brown, Chuck Connors, Gary Cooper,
           Tom Mix, Tex Ritter, John Wayne, Randolf Scott, Slim Pickins.
     just some of the cowboys that  WERE NOT AT THE CREW EVENT!
However,   left to right, Bill Weinberg, Lois Reinhart, David Alexander,
       ole B-T-B, Clark True,  DID ATTEND!  :-)))  George took the pic!
Server:  Autumn was very good!

PB & J for me?  Gulp!  Tuesday was National Peanut Butter Day!
                              Mrs. Fine used to fix PB & J sandwiches with
         Kool-aide for Billy, Jerry, Ginger & Billy Hardy on Saturday’s
            before we went to the State Theater to see a movie.
                Another favorite was Peanut Butter & Banana!
  Sometimes David Stackhouse and Kimmy Bryant would join us!Next week:   Ashley’s  for the February CREW B-Day event!
                      Wonder if Ground Hog Hash will be on the menu? 
The male of the species is a hungry beast —
     if he doesn’t feel he’s getting the attention he needs,
          he will go hunting.   ( f.g.t.! )          -anonymous Indian                                                

Sent from my  i-teepee  near the Dairy Queen dessert place M.I. !  

( f.g.t. ) = fried green tomatoes lol

 

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Alan Greenspan’s Ironic Observation “Meddle With The Free Market at Your Own Peril”

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January 25, 2012 7:47 pm

Meddle with the market at your peril

By Alan Greenspan

Pinn illustration

Controlled experiments are not feasible in economics. But we came close in the competition between East and West Germany after the second world war. Both countries started with the same culture, the same language, the same history and the same value systems. Then for 40 years they competed on opposite sides of a line. The only major difference was their political and economic systems: central planning vs market capitalism.

The experiment came to an abrupt close in 1989 with the fall of the Berlin Wall, exposing the economic ruin of decades of Soviet-bloc economics. Centrally planned East Germany had exhibited productivity levels little better than one-third those of market-oriented West Germany. Much of the then third world, absorbing the tutorial, converted quietly to market capitalism.

China, especially, replicated the successful export-orientated economic model of the so-called Asian tigers: fairly well-educated, low-cost workforces, joined with developed-world technology. Functioning in newly opened competitive markets, China and much of the developing world unleashed explosive economic growth. Between 2000 and 2007 the growth rate of real gross domestic product in the developing world was almost double that of the developed world. The International Monetary Fund estimated that in 2005 more than 800m members of the world’s labour force were engaged in export-orientated and therefore competitive markets, an increase of 500m since the fall of the Wall. Additional millions became subject to domestic competitive forces, especially in the former Soviet Union.

Capitalism, since it was spawned in the Enlightenment, has achieved one success after another. Standards and quality of living, following millennia of near stagnation, have risen at an unprecedented rate over large parts of the globe. Poverty has been dramatically reduced and life expectancy has more than doubled. The rise in material well-being – a tenfold increase in global real per capita income over two centuries – has enabled the earth to support a sixfold increase in population.

While central planning may no longer be a credible form of economic organisation, the intellectual battle for its rival – free-market capitalism – is far from won. At issue, the dynamic that defines capitalism, that of unforgiving market competition, clashes with the inbred human desire for stability and, for some, civility. A prominent European politician several years ago best expressed the widely held anti-capitalist ethos when he asked: “What is the market? It is the law of the jungle, the law of nature. And what is civilisation? It is the struggle against nature.” While acknowledging the ability of competition to promote growth, many such observers nonetheless remain concerned that economic actors, to achieve that growth, are required to behave in a manner governed by the law of the jungle. These observers accordingly choose lesser growth for more civility.

But is there a simple trade-off between civil conduct, as defined by those who find raw competitive behaviour deplorable, and the material life most people nonetheless seek? From a longer-term perspective, does such a trade-off exist? During the past century, for example, competitive-market-driven economic growth created resources far in excess of those required to maintain subsistence. That surplus, even in the most aggressively competitive economies such as America’s, has been mainly employed to improve the quality of life: advances in health, greater longevity and pension systems that go with it, a universal system of education and vastly improved conditions of work. We have used much of the substantial increases in wealth generated by our market-driven economies to purchase what most would view as greater civility.

Anti-capitalist virulence appears strongest from those who confuse “crony capitalism” with free markets. Crony capitalism abounds when government leaders, usually in exchange for political support, routinely bestow favours on private-sector individuals or businesses. That is not capitalism. It is called corruption.

The often-assailed greed and avarice associated with capitalism are in fact characteristics of human nature, not of market capitalism, and affect all economic regimes. The legitimate concern of increasing inequality of incomes reflects globalisation and innovation, not capitalism. But an additional contributor to inequality in America is our immigration law, which “protects” many high earners from skilled migrant competitors. The American H1B programme is in effect a subsidy for the wealthy, a policy that is anathema to the supporters of capitalism.

Whatever the imperfections of free-market capitalism, no regime that has been tried as a replacement, from Fabian socialism to Soviet-style communism, has succeeded in meeting the needs of its people. Capitalist practice needs adjustment. I was particularly distressed by the extent to which bankers, previously pillars of capitalist prudence, had allowed their equity buffers to dwindle dangerously as the financial crisis approached. Regulatory capital needs to be increased.

Yet I fear that, in response to the crisis, innumerable “improvements” to the capitalist model will be enacted. I am very doubtful those “improvements”, in retrospect, will appear to have been wise.

The writer is former chairman of the US Federal Reserve

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Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q 5:30 PM Wednesday 01-25-12

Hello CREW… Red rose                                                                  01-22-12

    Giddy-up!   🙂       Wear something Western or Cowboy!  

 Next     HAPPY HOUR CREW  eventSonny’s  Real  Pit  Bar-B-Q
                                                   visit #6    last visit 8-10-11 

                      5:30 PM   Wednesday   01-25-12

                   310 N. Courtenay Parkway Merritt Island, Fl 32953

                  On the East side of Courtenay Pkwy.  (321) 449-9102

                           http://www.sonnysbbq.com/menu

Sadly…    Larry Marshal CHS Class of 1960 has passed away. No details.

                  CREW sends condolences to Jean his wife and the family!

Did ya get any? lol    Sunday, January 21st was  National Hug Day!
                                            http://nationalhuggingday.com/
Ya need a minimum of 5 hugs a day to stay healthy!  Who said that?  B-T-B

True or False?    Sunday, Jan 22nd 9PM est.  Fox News is going to air an

                           important documentary about President Barack Obama?

Indian Humor:
NASA asked Indian man to record a message to put on their newest
S.E.T.I. satellite.  He records the message, the satellite is launched.
One day CNN broadcasts the messages being sent into outer space
from the spacecraft.    A huge belly laugh is heard coming from the
northern portion of Arizona.     When CNN asks why the people are
laughing, Indian man translates…
   Message say, if Alien hear this, to stay quiet, don’t respond…
                if white man knows where you aliens live,
   they’ll come over for dinner, and end up NEVER going home!”
One last comment:    Circle pins could have more than one meaning!  http://tracking.technodesignip.com/?action=count&projectid=642&contentid=18101&referrer=-&urlaction=...
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James
Sent from my  i-teepee  while  PUNCHING SOME COWS  near Duda’ & Son’s Ranch!

Carville is estatic … The GOP Has A Disaster On Their Hands … He’s right … I’m sickened

I’m no fan of  Carville.   He’s says “They ain’t no way Mitt or Newt can get away with what they’ve been gittin’ away with in the GOP primary race”. Guess what …  he’s a fan of Obama.  Beloieve it or not he likes and supports Obama’s big government policies. Moreover, think about this!!!  How far will a Billion big ones will go to tear apart any chances of Newt or of Mitt beating  BO!  Yeah!  I’d say he’s got a point! If Mitt or Newt go on to take the nomination the GOP has indeed a disaster on their hands.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read the  full account

http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/21/opinion/carville-republican-disaster/index.html?hpt=hp_bn9