Those of us over a size 8 already have to take crap from the TV, modeling, and White House industries. Now Microsoft wants us to take crap from our underwear, too? I have a better idea. How about use the money for a gym membership instead of a bra that nags us like a disapproving relative?
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By Jay Holmes
On November 23, 2013, the White House announced that it had just finalized the Geneva Accord, an “interim” agreement with Iran concerning its nuclear program. Given that other Geneva Accords have been concluded, and subsequently disregarded, it might be useful to specify it as the 2013 Geneva Accord. Since the announcement of the Accord, we have heard constant news chatter about what it means, who it impacts, and whether we should celebrate it or curse it. The answers to those questions depend on who is talking.
2013 Geneva Accord
image from U.S. Dept. of State
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By Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes
The Holiday Season is upon us. Soon, life will be a whirlwind of dinner parties and fêtes. We realize that we will be the main topic of discussion for many of our readers at these parties, and we’d like to do our best to help our reputations and yours. We’re proud to bring you the Bayard & Holmes Savoir Faire Consulting Service.
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As a recovering boy from the hood and a bellydancing closet redneck, we are more than qualified to assist anyone, even the most long suffering Je N’ais Pas Faire victim, in developing the necessary social savvy and handy fake veneer of sophistication you need to be a smashing success this holiday season.
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CryptoLocker ransomware is nasty malware that locks up their victims’ files until a ransom is paid. To facilitate these payments, they have set up a customer service site.
Suppose we could get these guys busy on fixing the Obamacare site?
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By Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes
Today we are pleased to welcome Sally Carey. Sally is a veteran Bereavement Coordinator for Hospice of Covenant Care in Westminster, CO. She has served the populations of the Denver area, helping people heal from the loss of their loved ones, for over ten years. In recognition that the coming holidays are often the most difficult time of the year, particularly when we have suffered a deep and recent loss, we asked Sally to share her tips on how to make it through the holiday season.
Ho, Ho, Hum
Coping with Holiday Cheer in the Face of Loss
By Sally Carey
The holiday season, under the best of times, brings it own stressors and expectations, which we have all learned to manage or mangle, for better or worse, over the years. Congratulations on learning how to keep a grain of your sanity intact, hopefully without leaving too many bodies in the wake of seasons past!
But what do we do when we’ve had some serious, life-challenging or life changing event like illness, job and/or home loss, estrangement, divorce or separation, or even a death, and the happy, happy holidays are assaulting us at every turn of the channel? I know the fantasy of a Hawaiian vacation or leaving the country altogether might be appealing, but most of us don’t have that option. We still have to figure out a way to get food and find shelter from the storm of good cheer while holding down the fort.
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By Jay Holmes
Monday, November 11, was Veterans Day. When opportunity permits, I prefer to spend Veterans Day alone in nature with my thoughts. This year, I was fortunate enough to be able to hike in mountains, but unfortunately, I had unwelcome company on my hike—intruders in my thoughts who are themselves veterans, as well. In fact, they are high ranking U.S. Navy officers. One of them is none other than Vice Admiral Ted “Twig” Branch, who happens to be, or was, the Director of Naval Intelligence.
Twig and four other naval officers are accused of accepting bribes in the forms of cash, prostitutes, and expensive trips in exchange for steering U.S. Navy contracts for port services to a company named Glen Defense Marine Asia (“GDMA”). The accusation of taking bribes in exchange for directing millions of dollars of taxpayer money to a favored overcharging contractor would be serious enough, but it gets much worse.
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A profound thank you to all who serve our nation in the armed forces. May we at home honor you with integrity and decency, that your sacrifice my never be in vain.
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