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by Ken Mahal, NSC President
It has been an exciting year and I hope it passes as just that, exciting. At our advanced time in most of our lives it seems not having indigestion makes it a pretty good day so let us not get heated up over the Santa Claus and a Merry Christmas issue which has survived several thousand years. This will be our first year of not doing much for Christmas other than taking good care of ourselves and staying home for a change. I remember in Minnesota many years it was warm putting up the Xmas decorations but 20 degrees below zero when we took them down. So folks we do have some things to be thankful for out here in this dusty desert. And travel has become such a challenge that one wonders why so many of us leave Las Vegas during the holidays. I look forward to finding out how it feels to stay home for a change.
Speaking of seniors and gift giving, I read the Abbey column the other day that was all about what one might buy seniors for Christmas. Have you ever thought about how hard that is to tell some one? My wife told our family in Germany she liked Poinsettias. Well what would you say? So I have been thinking about that and some of the things I donít want or need like ties, shirts or shorts. The same goes for candy and the likes so what can we want that makes sense? Well how about a book, a magazine subscription, a game, or even money. Now why would it be so hard to tell someone that money would be fine when my wife for as many years as I can remember has given money to the kids, daughters-in-laws and grandchildren? I know it may seem impersonal but think about it, giving money lets the recipient buy what they want or need like; even using that money to pay for a medical prescription. I canít think of anyone who would say give me money for the medicine but if we get the money it would be OK to pay for the medicine wouldnít it? Maybe we should print something out that could be given to our kids that would make it easier to just say, ďmoney would be a nice giftĒ.
BUY GOLD, SELL GOLD, HOLD GOLD OR JUST IGNORE GOLD
POLICE GO TO ARBITRATION, TO BAD AND MORE
By the way did you see the issue of the police killing each other when an off duty cop sees a crime being committed and intercedes then if the police are called they sometimes do not realized an off duty police already is helping. And because there is no uniform there ends up a killing of the off duty police by mistake. Now some states are looking into the possibility of disarming off duty police because too many of their own are being killed. I think it is interesting that they want to disarm off duty police because they are killing each other. I donít hear concern about off duty police killing civilians by mistake.
DECEMBER 7TH REMEMBERED ONCE MORE