Passages

My birthday was yesterday. I’ve now lived longer than my mother. She died five months short of her 64th birthday.

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Utah is considering bring back silver and gold backed currency. Nixon stopped backing our currency in silver and gold. Perhaps it’s time to go back to a commodity based currency? Only problem…there’s not enough gold and silver in the world to cover our debt.

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I mentioned last week that I traded off my Chevy Equinox for a Chevy Tahoe Z71. Old NFO wanted a photo. Here it is. This is for you, NFO.

2005 Chevy Tahoe Z71

The Tahoe has an unusual color—it’s Blue-Green. Outside it looks blue with green metallic specks. Inside it looks green. The title says green but to me it’s blue.

I traded in a 2005 Chevy Equinox on this 2005 Tahoe. The Tahoe has more miles than my old Equinox. The Equinox got 19-20mpg in town and 25-26mpg on the highway. I don’t know yet what mileage the Tahoe will make but I’m confident it won’t be that of the Equinox. Why would I make this trade? It Equinox was just too cramped. Any drive of more than an hour or two would nearly cripple me. I prefer something larger than a roller-skate on rubber tires.

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Mediocrity prevails. The Dayton Police Department is lowering their admittance standards because not enough blacks passed the tests. Worse, they’re being forced to do so by the Feds.

DAYTON — The Dayton Police Department is lowering its testing standards for recruits.

It’s a move required by the U.S. Department of Justice after it says not enough African-Americans passed the exam.

Dayton is in desperate need of officers to replace dozens of retirees. The hiring process was postponed for months because the D.O.J. rejected the original scores provided by the Dayton Civil Service Board, which administers the test.

Under the previous requirements, candidates had to get a 66% on part one of the exam and a 72% on part two.

The D.O.J. approved new scoring policy only requires potential police officers to get a 58% and a 63%. That’s the equivalent of an ā€˜Fā€™ and a ā€˜Dā€™.


That’s what we want for our Police—the bottom of the barrel of applicants. Our FedGov strikes again.

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