Here’s the rest of what happened yesterday. Fortunately the LIFT bus dropped me off over an hour early, because I discovered that my doctor’s office sent me to the hospital Imaging Department, when I was supposed to go to the Professional Plaza Imaging Department down the street. I called TriMet LIFT and they agreed to change my pickup location. A walk up a steep hill later, I got to the Professional Plaza who discovered that my doctor’s office screwed up the paperwork for the X-Ray. They called and found that her back office staff had just left for lunch. I had to sit al hour waiting for them to return to fax them the right paperwork. Apparently the order was unsigned. After they got the paperwork I went into the queue. The X-Ray only took 10 minutes, which was good, because I made it to the LIFT bus area with only a few minutes to spare. I got to take the grand tour dropping off other riders, but there was no congestion from Obama’s visit. I’ll be brief, because I’m worn out.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:04 (average 4:48). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From MoveOn: 10 Ideas to Save the Economy: Fight For $15
No one who works full-time should live in poverty. A decent nation ensures that all workers can pay their rent and feed their family.
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From The New Yorker: In a deepening humanitarian crisis, residents of the city of Austin report that they are completely surrounded by Texas, a situation that locals are calling “dire.”
Austin has traditionally enjoyed freedoms as a semi-autonomous region, hosting film festivals and literary events without the interference of its hostile neighbors, but there are growing fears that those days may be coming to an end.
Alarmingly, citizens of Austin report, extremists within the city limits have taken over the Capitol Building and installed a militant government with dominion over its residents.
In recent days, Austin has made desperate requests for assistance to the U.S. military, which will be conducting exercises in Texas in July.
From Andy we have the clarion call. Save Austin!!
From Reuters: Prime Minister David Cameron won a stunning election victory in Britain, confounding poll predictions that the vote would be the closest in decades to sweep into office for another five years with a clear majority and his Labour opponents in tatters.
My condolences to the people of the UK for demonstrating that the US does not have an exclusive on voter idiocy. Perhaps Pat can fill us in on why this happened.