Stan’s random thoughts aren’t so random

A recent comment on BrooklynDaily.com from Magda of Sheepshead Bay mentioned all the chemicals that are used in the preparation of products bought at Chick-fil-A. Magda, you are probably correct. however, the same can be said about so many of the items we ingest. At this moment I am looking at the labeled ingredients in Fanta Zero, one of my favorite soft drinks. It includes potassium benzoate, potassium citrate, citric acid, aspartame, acesulfame potassium, yellow 6, glycerol ester of wood rosin, red 40, and brominated vegetable oil. I am about to drink a chemistry set on ice.

Look at the labels on bread and cakes. We consume so many preservatives, that when we die, our dead bodies may never decompose.

Bragging about the 163,000 jobs created during July on the same day that the unemployment numbers rose to 8.3 percent is like me going to Las Vegas, bragging about my $400 winning hands at the poker table, but not saying a word about my $500 losing hands in the same game.

I really wish the left would stop this nonsense about asking Mitt Romney to release all his tax records. How many things have those on the right asked of my president which were ignored?

Mr. President, you said your piece about the killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida, but you have yet to talk about the many murders in Chicago or Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love is currently known as “Killadelphia.”

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I just learned that there is a Sister’s Day, obviously invented by Hallmark. I cannot find fault with any company creating something from which they can make a profit. That’s President Obama’s job. The Hallmark Corporation does a superb job of entertaining tourists. If, by any chance, you happen to be in Kansas City, make sure you take the tour of the downtown facility. We were there last year, and after we learned and witnessed greeting cards and bows being manufactured, we were given wonderful gifts. I did send them a great big “thank tou” card. It was a Hallmark of course.

On the subject of travel, I was impressed with Camille’s report on her trip to the South Pacific. Interested? Go to the www.TheWorldAwaitsTravel.com and start packing. Carol and I have done business with many travel agents in the many years that have been wandering the world. Most of them were pretty good at selling their travel products, but very few of them have actually visited the many countries that we have. In fact, after visiting 45 countries, 43 states and sailing on 91 cruises, some of them have telephoned us for advice. Commodore Camille is one of the few that has and will continue to see the world.

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Not a week goes by where I don’t read about an American organization supporting and encouraging illegal aliens.

The story this week deals with the sneak-ins who reside in the state of Crazy California and are encouraged to attend the UCLA Center For Labor Research at a super-discount. Tuition for them is $2,400 for 18 credits. An American, whose family has worked here legally, paid taxes and wants her daughter to attend the same school, is being hit for $6,600. Does anybody know how much an American who resides in New York will be charged? I am StanGershbein@Bellsouth.net giving some thought to moving into Mexico and sneaking back across the border into the United States with my hand out.

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