Competitive Eating , My Story by Don Lerman( installment #4)

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  From the time that   I……. started preparing to enter  and compete  in the Nathans qualifier , from a time span of March 2001  to July 3rd 2001  I ate nothing but 5 – 17 hot dogs   and buns a day and would put down 20 plus at the end of the  week just to see  what I can  do , as my sole meal of the day.
Like I said Just 1 meal a day consisting of hot dogs and buns and  then I would be done eating for the day.  This was dedication , this was determination , this was motivation,. I knew that I couldn’t catch Kazutoyo “The Rabbit” Arai withhis 26 hot dogs  and buns or the 2nd place finisher Misao “The Big Banana” Fujita   with her 24,my goal was to hit 3rdplace, 
I won the Belmont Qualifier  with 17 hdb’s early  on  in the season, I heard that Eric Booker ate 26 hdb’s at the Ducks Ball park , I had my work cut out for me.
During the actual 4th of July contest. The first 8 hot dogs I think that I kept up  with kobayashi .like I always say in the first minute of any contest all eyes will be on me  as the fastest hands in competitive eating, nobody is close to me in the first minute. Koby was fast he surprised me and everyone . most eaters were disillusioned from continuing  when The announcer called out that Koby is up to 40 hdb’s and  they either quit cold or slowed down to a snails pace as they felt it was futile to continue for  naught. however I was only trying to catch 3rd place so I pushed on. I was in a zone . I remember My nephew yelling from the sidelines in the crowd , when Koby hit 45 dogs to keep going , He’s bound to throw it up . I persevered  on.
 As the final bell  sounded  I hit the Deuce ! the big 20 . I followed the judge in front of me with his tally cards every step of the way  as all the eaters did. I took the 20 tally card  and held it up for all to see, wow 20 ! The Deuce. 
I knew Koby won and aria got 2nd with 31 but what about  Booker , what did he do after all he hit 26 at the ducks for an American record . Sylvia Carter  a reporter who did a story on me , was on stage , I asked he what did Booker did. she said 19 1/2. Hallelujah I said I beat Booker. Now I make My way to Charles Hardy. I go right over to him and say Charles , how many did y you eat . He shrugs his shoulders as if he doesn’t know  I then walked with him  off stage  where his family was I said again , how many he shrugged his shoulder  again . I say to myself I got third! because let me tell you when  eating the dogs in the contest , there is one thing that every eater is certain  and that’s the tally cards in front of them.
 The next thing I  see is the rewarding the trophy’s and it was done  quietly without much fanfare and Hardy is getting the 3rd place trophy. I was surprised . Later that day several eaters  told me that he puked it up, right after the contest. I as some other eaters question weather he actually  hit the deuce. . I knew exactly how many I ate . why didn’t he?
 For  awhile I was good soldier and said I can come back next year , but after seeing the numbers people are putting up . I got more  an more upset as my chance for glory has gone .
If it was a french Fry contest that just popped up in lets say a week or so I wouldn’t be that upset ,but I ate Hot dogs from march to July everyday as my sole meal and it hurt.
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Competitive Eating , My Story by Don Lerman( installment #3)

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   After winning the Bens  Deli Matzoh Ball Contest, I decided to branch out to other food groups ”’ The Nathans Hot dog Contest”
At that moment the sport of competitive Eating was born, until that time the Hot dog eater stood in their arena and didn’t venture out to other foods , and the Matzah Ball crowd did the same concerning the Matzoh balls. I changed all that  as a champion in one field I took a giant step into the Nathans arena  , yes there was always contests  but not  a sport.
 I  went down to my local Nathans and said That I want to be a part of the 4th of July  Hot Dog contest , the Manager said this is the number that you should call , A ”Shea Communications”  I called and  Rich Shea  answered the phone, I told him who I was ”The Matzoh Ball Champ” and I want in on the Hot dog contest .his reply is just wait till I tell my brother George  he wont believe it. I asked what locals can I go to he told me that the contest  will start in 2 weeks  at the Ducks and Belmont. I said OK!’ this was around  mid May . The next day Rich called me back and asked if I can do him a favor and go to the Coney island promo.  I had yet to qualify, so I went there I looked around and saw the biggest  Heaviest  eater and went up to him and asked for some scoop on the  contest,,I later found out it was Charles Hardy  I also met Leon Fiengold that day , during the promo 5 hot dog contest  ,   everyone seemed to have water an was dunking , I didn’t But I was determined to keep up if not beat Hardy ..We tied. As I left my Nephew says to Hardy see you on the fourth and I departed , I later found out had I not gone to this promo as  I was not yet qualified That I could have gone  to the Carnegie Deli Pickle contest had I known about it . In any event I;m glad that my then future friend Kevin Lipsitz won that day .
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Petting Zoos ..Whay Happenens To Thoses Criters When They Get Older?

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     Petting Zoos ..Whay Happenens To Thoses Criters When They Get Older? I learned from well read and reilable soures that when these animals reach muturity, they are sold or given to farms and  become part of our food supply to be slauaghtered . How sad  a fate for them. ITs downright cruel..it’s like the Police Horses when they retire them,they then go to a riding accadeny or pull a cart such as the horse  drawn carriges at Central Park & work  until the day they die..Demand to know their fate !

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Confederate Flag No Different Than Nazi Flag

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      The Confederate Flag IS No different Than a Nazi Flag. It has and is a symbal of bigotry and hate and is a favorite of  the KKK , Neo Nazi’s and White Supremaists . Sad to say  this  subject has resurfaced only after  a mass killing . It has become a political football at this time so close to the Repubican primary, it shouldn’t be,  it   has become a symbal of hate and  should  be removed from all southern state offices /end

Trump For President ! FROM ONE DONALD TO ANOTHER DONALD..TRUMP RIGHT ON THE MONEY !

     

   

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.    DONALD TRUMP GAVE A ROUSING SPEECH YESTERDAY AS HE DECLARED HIS CANADACY FOR PRESIDENT. HE ‘S ONLY SAYING WHAT EVERY OTHER REPUBLICAN CANADATE  AND MOST OF THE ELECTORATE  IS THINKING ..SPOT ON ! NO OTHER CANADATE HAS THE GUTS TO SAY WHAT HE SAID ONLY TO THINK IT ..THE LERMAN REPORT INDORSES DONALD TRUMP FOR THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A

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Bernie Sanders American Loyalty Questioned Unfarly

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       Bernie sanders American Loyalty Questioned Unfairly.  He is constantly being asked if he has dual citizenship with Israel.  This is nothing short of outrageous and an anti Semitic smear. No other ethnic group has their loyalty to America questioned . Irish Americans march in the St. Patrick day parade and never their loyalty questioned ,Italians  march proudly proudly at the Columbus Day parade so on and so forth ..only a Jew has his loyalty put  on the question block. how sad that is .it is only away to  bring to the for front his Jewish heritage and put a damper on his campaign.

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Raise Minimum Wage To $20 an Hour for full time Workers & $15 An Hour For part-time Workers

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             The Minimum Wage ha s got to be increased .so people can get closer to a living wage. Certain rules must be in effect such as if an employer has more than 25 full time workers salaries should be at a minimum of $20  an hour  ,part time and after school workers can and should be  paid less, manufacturers distributors and  employers of white collar office jobs just have to earn less profit , it will be  a drop in the bucket for employers who have 25 or more workers-full time .If a boss tries to circumvent the law by only giving workers 381/2 hours to avoid  increase in benefits and minimum salaries they should be heavily fined.

     *   Isn’t a shame that people have to make a living wage ? Can you pay your bills on less than $15 an hour and maintain and insure and gas up a Car and have your own apartment on $20  an hour .perhaps not but that should  be the entry level salary for all..especially in a metro N.Y.C. job market /END

 
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Mel Weitz Pioneer in Discount L.I. Supermarkets Dead AT 91

       Mel Weitz a true Pioneer in Discount Supermarkets dead at 91. I remember his store the Food town on old country road in Hicksville back in the seventy’s & his 2 store s on Hempstead Turnpike  in East Meadow and the one next the building at kmart in Levittown, you never walked away without value from his stores . He was nothing short of a great Businessman, a man of vision .His legacy will live on..Don Lerman

TIP OF THE DAY… BY DON LERMAN

      MY TIP OF THE DAY IS AS FOLLOWS… ALWAYS CARRY A CLOTHES PIN WITH YOU WHENEVER YOU GO OUT TO EAT IN A RESTAURANT! WHY ? YOU ASK, BECAUSE LETS SAY THAT RIGHT BEFORE YOU DINE YOU HAVE TO GO URINATE ,NO.1  AND SOMEONE IS IN THE TOILET A LONG TIME BEHIND THE TOILET DOOR, WHAT THEY ARE  DOING IS NUMBER 2, CHANCES ARE THAT YOU DON’T NORMALLY CARRY A GAS MASK ON YOU , SO MY SUGGESTION IS ALWAYS CARRY A CLOTHES PIN. THIS WILL ENABLE YOU TO LEAVE THE TOILET AREA AND STILL ENJOY YOUR MEAL.

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Governor Cuomo You Got To Find Us Another Electric Company…

    

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    Governor Cuomo You Got To Find Us Another Electric Company and it has to be soon  ? This outfit PSCNG is raking us Long Islanders over the hot coals . Don’t they make  enough money that they don’t need to have additional raises ? Stop this  now Governor , Long Island  pay,s  among the highest utility rates in the nation , we are not a cash cow for PSCNG. Why  do they have to charge more than Florida ? Answer they don’t , it’s adding to the reason why the Middle Class is leaving Long Island for  Southern states , Step in now Governor before we get another raise.. If anything let the stockholders pay not the ratepayers !  /end

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Policing For Profit..Municipalities must get Rid of Red Light And Speed Camera’s

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       Municipalities must get Rid of Red Light And Speed Camera’s. If the County Executives or Mayors can’t balance the budget let them  lay off some  wasteful civil servants and cut the pork , patronage jobs,contracts without lowest bids, cut pensions on civil service and just don’t give away the store period, do not make Mr. and Ms. Public pay for their ineptness when it come to balancing the budget. That’ s not what we should have law enforcement for.end

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