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Know Your Life Expectancy - The Key to Knowing When to Collect Social Security

Ask Rusty – Should I Wait Until Age 70 To Claim? Dear Rusty: I have read your answers to the commonly asked question of "When should I claim social security benefits." You always say one should...

 

It's Harder to Avoid Meth Than to Get it in Prison

I doubt many stop to ponder what types of issues a prisoner might be dealing with during this pandemic. Unless you know someone in prison, why would you? We actually have a lot of the same issues,...

 

Peak Bagging In the New Mexico Wilderness With Leroy the Dog.

This winter I've been driving places to go Peak Bagging with Leroy the Dog. Two hours south of Albuquerque and just south of Socorro NM, we climbed 3 peaks 1800 feet of vertical gain. It was sunny...

 
 By Noa Krop    Lifestyle    January 11, 2021

Rewards Patches for Youth Soccer-Player Masks Made Girls Willing to Keep Playing During Pandemic

Soccer and Girl Scouts have been a big part of my life, so when Covid limited previous ways of participating in both for most of 2020, I started to think about new ways to stay involved. I turned to e...

 

Mural Reflects Heroes in the Time of Pandemic

Does life reflect art, or should art reflect life? Art gives us a new perspective, shows us a new dimension and makes our understanding of life deeper, wrote Emmanuel Kant. Or perhaps it was Banksy. "...

 

State Prison Guards Won't be Required to Get the Covid Vaccine, according to a Woman Inmate

Since Covid-19 began, many basic needs go unmet. We face extreme lows. Not knowing when it will end. Wondering if you're in a nightmare. Is this an endurance test? Is this war? Am I being mentally...

 

When Staff Cook Meals Instead of Inmates, the Results are Inedible, says Woman Inmate

Prisoners assigned to kitchen jobs cook all the meals for the entire institution, under staff supervision, of course. It's been this way since the prison industrial complex formed its authority over...

 

U.S. Military is Adding True-Life Ray Guns to its Arsenal

'Buck Rogers' weapons are becoming a reality, says AMAC WASHINGTON, DC, Dec 31 -- "No kidding, our troops are getting genuine ray guns to use against an enemy attack. They are not the kind that Buck...

 

Have US Politicians Stolen Money from Social Security? Actually, No

Ask Rusty – About Repaying Social Security Money Taken by Politicians Dear Rusty: It is common knowledge that over the decades politicians have taken billions if not trillions of dollars out of the...

 

When Should I Claim Social Security? The answer can be complicated

Ask Rusty – I'm 66. When Should I Claim Social Security? Dear Rusty: I'd like to get advice on when I should begin taking my Social Security benefit. I turned 66 in October of 2020. Signed:...

 

Uplifting Holiday Stories During a Covid-depressed Christmas Season

Feel-good stories are few and far between this Holiday Season due to the scourge of COVID-19 that has us locked down, safe-distancing and wearing masks. Whether your holiday of choice is Hannukah, Kwa...

 

Cat Cafe and Lounge Still Offering Highly Social Cats and Kittens to Adopt During a Pandemic

Someone in Japan thought of a Cat Cafe: A place where you could go have a cup of coffee, while a couple dozen felines brush past your legs and snuggle in your lap. You could even take one home. A...

 

Should a Working Widow Claim Social Security Now or Wait? Ask Rusty

Ask Rusty – Should a Working Widow Claim Now or Wait? Dear Rusty: My husband died 13 years ago at age 50. I am now 64, never remarried, and work full time making a healthy income. I have never...

 

As a Crappy Year Ends, Choir of Singing Portapotties Sing the Hallelujah Chorus

Can this year get any worse? Well, probably not. But remember, in total darkness, you can see the light of a single candle a mile away. And you can see a row of singing portapotties performing the...

 

How to Escape Holiday Cabin Fever During a Pandemic

Is your child making you crazy? Don't feel bad. We are all going through it! Every day I have high hopes of taking a bath or doing yoga while the kid is on zoom school, But two hours later the bath...

 

Solving the World in Solvang, One Glass of Wine at a Time! California's Stand-In for Europe

Some say a vacation isn't defined by the length of the distance you go, but the ability to allow yourself to step into another world. And with Covid severely restricting airplane expeditions, the...

 

When Does Christmas Really Begin? Remembering Who We Love as a Hard Year Wraps

Christmas has different beginning times for most everyone. For some it's when you put up the Christmas tree and decorations. For others it's when you wrap some presents and put them under the tree....

 

No More Haircuts; Entrance Screening at Shops - ICU Drops Below 15% in Southern California, Triggering State's Stay Home Order

December 6 - Over the weekend, ICU remaining capacity at hospitals in the Southern California region dipped below 15%, triggering a new set of of closures in various sectors of the community. The new...

 

2020 Worst Year Ever, Says Time Magazine in Upcoming Cover

TIME Magazine will distribute its print edition starting tomorrow, and the cover will declare 2020 with a red X over it, to be "the Worst Year Ever." This year has, of course, been characterized by...

 

Rustic Canyon Restaurant Grins and Bears It With Special Winter 2020 Menu

Rustic Canyon Restaurant on Wilshire and 11th Street reminds everyone that their new winter menu is available online. Donan Whelan has been the manager at Rustic Canyon for 4 years. We asked him...

 

Power Shopping? Controversial Mural Depicts Democrat Women Shopping at Nati's in Venice

The seem to be close friends as they walk down Abbot Kinney in Venice, swinging shopping bags. The smiling women are wearing sheaths and blouson tops rather than pantsuits. AOC holds a shopping bag...

 

Very early in my prison time I was baptised by fire. I saw 12 women gang rape another woman.

I love sharing stories of what I've seen in prison. I strictly only share what I've seen with my own eyes. I've seen everything you can imagine happening in prison. And some things you never thought...

 

Westside Ballet of Santa Monica presents two upcoming Nutcracker experiences

Keeping physical distancing and mask protocols in place, the Volunteer Guild's boutique committee will offer a delightful assortment of gifts for everyone on your list. Offerings include nutcrackers...

 

What's With Those Happy Holiday Displays on 24th Street just North of Wilshire?

All of us know that the holidays will be different in 2020. Wear your masks, wash your hands, and don't travel anywhere. As for Santa, expect to converse with him through plexiglass, with him and his...

 

Beware these Retailers on Black Friday: Amazon, eBay and Wish; Instead Purchase Directly from Companies like Kroger, Costco, Home Depot, Target, Lowes, Best Buy, etc.

Consumers love a good deal and will flock to the internet for Black Friday bargains. However, online-shopping may be risky, dangerous, and little, if any, actual value. A Red Points survey found that...

 

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