WSGW Morning Team Show:   January 3, 2020  (Friday)

It’s the First Weekend of the New Year on the WSGW Friday Morning Team Show with Charlie and Dave and Pat and YOU…..


What do you think?

Charlie is wearing a special shirt this morning.

This is a shirt from my dad who passed away last year at age 92.

Thanks to my sisters, Lisa and Marie, I am blessed to receive some of his personal items, including this fun shirt!

Dad was known for wearing these colorful shirts, a perfect reflection of his positive, optimistic, and bright outlook on life!

Notice it is not a t-shirt, it has a collar!






Charlie and Dave and Pat and YOU:     Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.Com Head of Petroleum Analysis, has released his prediction for the 2020 national average cost of a gallon of gasoline (runs 6:57)…..






Charlie and Dave and Pat and YOU:     U-Haul announces plans to hire only non-smokers (runs 7:41)…..






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Weekend Events and Activities (runs 4:24)…..






Hey!   A job description that fits everyone, at least a little bit…..

London (AFP) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s chief adviser is calling for “weirdos and misfits” to apply for jobs in Downing Street, as part of a shake-up of how Britain’s government does business.

Dominic Cummings outlined what he said was the need to diversify the skills and backgrounds of policy makers and advisers, in a nearly 3,000-word post on his blog on Thursday.

The special adviser, who headed the referendum campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, said the government wanted to hire “an unusual set of people with different skills and backgrounds”.

They included data scientists, software developers, economists, policy experts, project managers, communications experts, as well as “weirdos and misfits with odd skills”.

He said the need to change was because of “profound problems at the core of how the British state makes decisions”, such as not having civil servants with dedicated, long-term expertise.

It was also because Brexit required large policy and decision-making structure changes, he added.

Johnson, who won a comfortable majority in a general election last month, has reportedly promised “seismic changes” to the civil service.

Cummings believes it needs to have fewer arts graduates educated, like him, at private schools and “Oxbridge” — the leading universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Instead he wants “super-talented weirdos” and “some true wild cards, artists, people who never went to university and fought their way out of an appalling hell hole”.

“If you want to figure out what characters around Putin might do, or how international criminal gangs might exploit holes in our border security, you don’t want more Oxbridge English graduates who chat about Lacan at dinner parties with TV producers and spread fake news about fake news,” he wrote.

One of the new recruits encouraged to apply would become his assistant, said Cummings.

The head of the FDA civil service union, Dave Penman, told BBC radio that “merit, not patronage” was key to recruitment and was essential in order for ministers to receive impartial advice.

“It would be ironic if, in an attempt to bring in radical new thinking, Cummings was to surround himself with like-minded individuals — recruited for what they believe, not what they can do — and less able to provide the robust advice a minister may need, rather than simply the advice they want.”

He also said current government pay rates could put off world-class experts from joining.





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Protect Yourself in 2020 by Doing This…..

The new year is giving scammers an easy way to forge documents, but you can protect yourself with an easy New Year’s resolution:   Stop abbreviating the year.

Why?   This year’s abbreviation is easily changeable and could be used against you.   The concern is that scammers could easily manipulate a document dated “1/1/20” into “1/1/2000” or even “1/1/2021.”

Writing out the full date “could possibly protect you and prevent legal issues on paperwork,” according to Hamilton County, Ohio, Auditor Dusty Rhodes.

While it’s early in the year for examples of this kind of fraud to emerge, the threat is real according to Ira Rheingold, the executive director of the National Association of Consumer Advocates.

In a message emailed to USA TODAY Thursday, Rheingold said scammers could use the method to establish an unpaid debt or to attempt to cash an old check.

“Say you agreed to make payments beginning on 1/15/20.   The bad guy could theoretically establish that you began owing your obligation on 1/15/2019, and try to collect additional $$$,” Rheingold wrote.

In the future, post-dating could be a problem too.   For example, a check dated “1/1/20” could become “1/1/2021” next year, possibly making the uncashed check active again, Rheingold wrote.   A similar method could be used for debts that are past the statute of limits.

The solution is easy:   There’s no harm in writing the full date.  Writing the month out can also help. 

Write this:   January 15, 2020.  Not this: 1/15/20.

Police have echoed the advice as well.

“This is very sound advice and should be considered when signing any legal or professional document.  It could potentially save you some trouble down the road,” the The East Millinocket Police Department in Maine said in a Facebook post. 




Wake Up Song of the Day:   Rupert Holmes “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)“.   It’s the Friday Flashback Song!   We “Flash Back” in 10-20-30-40-50 year increments to find Number One Songs at this time that are still remembered today, along with the artists and groups that perform.   Or, Number One Songs that are long forgotten, along with the artists and groups that perform.  On this date, 20 years ago in 1999, Santana featuring Rob Thomas was Number One for 12 Weeks!

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