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Tuesday Chatter Weekly – October 9, 2017

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Tidbits and Pieces- The Year 2000-The New Millennium

General Hodge-Podge

Y2K passes without the serious, widespread computer failures and malfunctions that were predicted; Microsoft debuts Windows 2000; AOL and Time Warner merge;  ILOVEYOU, a computer virus spread by email shuts down computers worldwide; Vermont legalizes civil unions between same-sex couples; mobile phones, once thought of as a yuppie device becomes known as an essential consumer product; the life expectancy in the US is 77.5 years.

People

Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder, leaves his position as CEO; *the Bush vs Gore case, which the presidency went to Bush after a vote recount in 4 Florida counties; Hillary Clinton is elected to the US Senate for the state of New York; Tiger Woods is the youngest player to win a Grand Slam in golf.

*Details of the Bush vs Gore case- the voting results in Florida were so close, they triggered an automatic machine count due to Florida law. There were less than 600 votes separating the two candidates.

Gore pursued the option to have a recount of the votes in four Florida counties. The manual recount wasn’t completed in the number of days required by law. This led to a legal battle ensued between Gore and the state of Florida, and then escalated to the Supreme Count.

The Supreme Court ruled that the methods used in the recount violated the 14th amendment and it was also ruled to end the recount.

Average Costs in the US

The average cost of a new house is $134,150; average annual income is $40,343; average monthly rent $675; The average cost of a new car is $24,750 and to fill it is $1.26 per gallon.

Weather

One of the worst snow storms in 50 years hit the UK; over 5 million acres destroyed by a brush fire in the Western US

Music & Culture

General Hospital wins 6th Soap Opera Digest Awards; 51 million viewers watch the first season finale of the reality show Survivor; the popular website DeviantART is launched- DeviantArt.

Chakalaka, we know the drill

Life’s not about taking a pill

 There’s no thrill on blueberry hill

  Let’s clink cups with what we sup

Gone is history ere we know wazzup

Consider raising words not raising voices

 Connect the dot and make wise choices

 A sunset without sun is mightily amiss

Gossips stare at a total eclipse

Do we machine wash or tumble dry

Or steal the clock and let time fly

 In absentia of what meets the eye

Blurs the focus on the reason why

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Eugenia

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16 replies »

  1. I love being reminded to come check these out, Eugenia. Reading the comments, it is interesting to note what folks picked up on and remember. Y2K, of course (for all of us I’m sure), but the extreme weather and the more social events did not stick in my mind at all. Nor the average costs, which are fascinating to me today. It seems like only yesterday – not nearly 17 years ago. Where does the time go, and why so stealthily?

    As always, your poem was impressive. Thanks for sharing.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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  2. Another excellent trip down memory lane Eugenia. We had the same worlds gonna end type hysteria over here in the UK, but I think we are still here 🙂

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  3. Congrats on 100! You have a book ready to be put on Amazon.

    Just 17 years from Y2K, and the world has moved so fast. Internet and cell phones were considered to be elite privileges in India, then. Today, the remote villager is doing his banking on tabs and mobile phones.

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    • It seems times just flies by, doesn’t it? I was amazed that I posted 100 Tuesday Chatters and I will need to think of some new material soon since I am nearing current years.

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