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Across the Country, Grocery Store Shelves are Reportedly Empty, Or Missing Key Products

Supply chain shortages have left many grocery shelves bare in the United States. Many are pointing to the number of grocery store clerks who are sick with Covid, or in quarantine due to exposure. In...

 
 By Alita Arose    Lifestyle    January 19, 2022 

The Divine Feminine and Imagination

"Imagination is more important than knowledge," one of Albert Einstein's prolific quotes, resounds through the ethers with trembling ominousness. As western culture continues exponentiating...

 

Betty White Was For the Birds: How I Befriended Betty White On an Animal Centered Film Shoot.

In the mid 90s I got a call from the folks over at Buena Vista Television to direct and edit a pilot presentation for a proposed syndicated show called "The Betty White House." The idea was that Betty...

 
 By Rusty Gleer    Lifestyle    January 19, 2022 

Learn How to Maximize Spousal and Survivor Benefits

Ask Rusty – Is My Analysis of my Wife's Social Security Correct? Dear Rusty: I am 63 and my wife is exactly 4 ½ years younger than me to the day. I plan to file for Social Security when I tur...

 

Mash Gallery Announce À GOGO II To Debut At The W Hotel In Conjunction With Frieze LA

Haleh Mashian, a prolific painter and owner of MASH Gallery is set to return for her second groundbreaking exhibit at the W Hotel Hollywood in conjunction with Frieze LA. The À GOGO II exhibit will...

 
 By Rusty Gleer    Lifestyle    January 19, 2022 

What Happens to Social Security Benefits Withheld Due to the Earnings Limit?

Ask Rusty – How Do I Get Back Benefits Withheld Due to the Earnings Limit? Dear Rusty: If I work and take Social Security before my full retirement age, how can I find out how I will be paid back...

 

Westside School of Ballet announces a new line up of three divisions of boys-only ballet classes

Watch out, Mikhail Baryshnikov! Westside School of Ballet has announced three divisions of boys-only ballet classes. The 50-year legacy dance academy's website states: "The Boys-Only classes promote...

 

If I Have Medicare Advantage, Why Do I Need Medicare Part B?

Ask Rusty – I Have Medicare Advantage - Why Is a Medicare Premium Deducted from my Social Security? Dear Rusty: My wife and I have a Medicare Advantage Plan, and we do not use Medicare for our...

 

LAX Pups: Therapy Dogs Greet Visitors at Nation's Second Busiest Airport

Therapy dogs dressed in Christmas outfits helped 200,000 passengers a day pass through Los Angeles International Airport during the holiday period. "Happy "Howl"idays from our @LAXPUPS," says a tweet...

 

New Mom-Owned Start-up Working to Solve Childcare Crisis by Connecting Local Families

While everyone has been impacted by the pandemic, one population that has been dramatically impacted is moms. As the pandemic erupted in the spring of 2021, approximately 3.5 million mothers with...

 

Will a Cut In Pay Reduce My Social Security Benefits? Could early retirement be a better alternative?

Dear Rusty: I recently took a big pay cut in my job. Several older friends have advised that I not continue to work much longer in this reduced paying job because it will affect my Social Security...

 

Bride Asks Model Not to Attend Wedding After Posting Revealing Photos of her Gown, German Woman named Alena Yildiz Posts to Tik Tok

Alena Yildiz, a German model based in Heidelberg has posted to Tik Tok that she was disinvited to a friends wedding after planning to attend the wedding, wearing a dress that was too revealing for...

 

In-Prison Program Brings Rescue Kittens For Female Inmates

It's called "PURR." For Pawsitively United Rescue And Release Program. Rescued Kittens are brought into the prison and placed with women as part of this program. They are fed and nursed until they...

 

The Only Gun in Antarctica Keeps the Peace, Enforces the Law in World's Most Remote Town

Some people call it the "The Manhattan of Antarctica." By far the largest of 100 or so bases in Antarctica, is McMurdo Station at McMurdo Sound. Located at the furthest latitude South that a ship can...

 

California to Require Cats and Dogs to Wear Face Masks in Public

Fighting a rise in Covid 19 infections and desperate to keep numbers down, the State of California will soon require household pets to wear facemasks in public. Simultaneously, Mask vs. Anti Mask is...

 

The Perfect Gift For Christmas

This Christmas give somebody the gift of mercy and forgiveness. Be broad with your giving and generous. We all need a lot of both. For such a joyful holiday of cheer, giving and yuletide merriment...

 

Should I Take Social Security if I Don't Need It?

Ask Rusty – Should I Take Social Security Even If I Don't Need It? Dear Rusty: I am 66 years plus 8 months old, am still working making six figures, and can support myself. I'm a healthy, self-emplo...

 

Many Seniors are Alone for Christmas

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec 17 – Too many senior citizens come down with a case of Holiday Blues this time of the year. It's not a very "jolly" season – especially if you're old and living alone. The...

 

If I Have Veterans Administration Health Coverage, Should I Get Medicare Part B?

Ask Rusty – I Have VA Coverage; Should I Get Medicare Part B? Dear Rusty: I am a 74 year old veteran enrolled with the VA. I have never had Medicare Part B. Should I? My only source of income is Soc...

 

Starbucks in Los Angeles Provides Bathroom for Men, Women, Aliens

Apparently a starbucks in Los Angeles has taken the gender neutral bathroom movement to a whole new level. A sign on the door and also above the sink, tells patrons they are welcome whether they are...

 

Liberty University School of Business Requires Female Students to Wear Makeup, Says Soc. Media Post

According to a post on Reddit, the MBA school at "Jerry Falwell University" (i.e., Liberty University) requires women to wear makeup to class. This requirement is part of professional dress code. Foun...

 

How to Apply for Social Security: Step by Step Instructions

Ask Rusty – How Do I Apply for Social Security Benefits? Dear Rusty: I would like some advice concerning Social Security. In January I will be 62.5 years old. I was laid off two years ago and have...

 

Don't Be a Holiday Accident Statistic

Los Angeles, CA – Between now and New Year's Day, first responders see an increase in 9-1-1 calls for emergencies related to carbon monoxide alarms and poisoning, electrical fires, and fires caused...

 

What Your Cat Wants for Christmas: Gift Ideas for the Holidays or Any Time of Year

If a cat could write a wish list to Santa, they'd probably put down some requests like world domination or a whole ham. But those items aren't necessarily healthy for your cat in the long run. With...

 

Man with Foreign Pension Wants His Social Security Windfall Reduction Back - He Won't Get It

Ask Rusty – Social Security's WEP is Unfair – I Want My Money Back! Dear Rusty: How can a foreign company pay into the US Social Security system? I worked in Barbados before I immigrated to the...

 

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