Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Another Reason Obama Should Be In Prison

I hope this gets more scrutiny than the fake Trump/Russian news.
From Circa: The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall, according to once top-secret documents that chronicle some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community.
More than 5 percent, or one out of every 20 searches seeking upstream Internet data on Americans inside the NSA’s so-called Section 702 database violated the safeguards Obama and his intelligence chiefs vowed to follow in 2011, according to one classified internal report reviewed by Circa.
The Obama administration self-disclosed the problems at a closed-door hearing Oct. 26 before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that set off alarm. Trump was elected less than two weeks later.
Thank goodness Hillary wasn't elected or this would still be going on.
And how can Democrat defend this.
Obama should have been impeached for this and so many reasons.
Finally, how come the mainstream media won't cover this?
Obama should be in prison.

Hey Bozo, If You Want To See A Loser, Look In The Mirror

Before all the bodies of the murdered kids and adults, the fake newspaper, the New York Daily News decided that an unprofessional "journalist " decided that it wanted to be political and run an opinion piece calling President Trump a loser.
From the Fake News and "writer of words, Gersh Kuntzman: 
Oy vey, our President is such a loser!
By now, the entire world is talking about the horrific Manchester terror attack that killed 22 and injured scores. But attention is now also turning to President Trump's horrific comments in the aftermath. In his first test of public speaking after a terror attack, the frat boy bro from Queens — who has spent his entire adult life vanquishing the demon of low self image — called the perpetrators "losers."
Reading the text of Trump's comments is one thing, but hearing it is another. Click on the video above. It's essential because only by watching Trump read his prepared remarks that you realize that Trump isn't merely saying, "These guys are losers." He's just recalling some high school taunt from the 1980s to define terrorism. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/trump-juvenile-stance-calling-terrorists-losers-article-1.3188488
This loser unprofessional writer" is the loser along with the terrorists and the "writer" and terrorists have a lot in common.
They both have strong hatred of people they disagree with. 
They both believe in an ideology that is harmful to others.
Tterrorists and writer both have their own version of the truth.
Both the writer and terrorist are mentally unstable.
both the terrorist and writer don't care about the consequences of their actions.
Both the writer and terrorist are extremists.
While the terrorist uses bombs to hurt people, the writer uses a computer to spew his hate and tries to emotionally kill a person.
And finally, both the terrorist and writers are losers.  Also include the Fake Newspaper. 

And Then There Was None

Tonight, my son Emmanuel is graduating high school and there are no more baby Badgers left in high school.
After graduation Manny is going to get a job and go to college in the Fall with the goal of being a music teacher.
Its a beautiful night here in Kingman, AZ, with blue skies and a temperature of about 90.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Another Terrorist Attack In England

For the 2nd time in as many months, England has suffered another terrorist attack.
First, 4 people were killed in London and tonight 19 have been killed in Manchester.
It will be interesting to see, in a morbid kind of way, to see how many people were killed and injured by the bomb and how many may have killed or injured after the bomb exploded and may have been trampled in the panic afterwards.  Either way, the terrorist is responsible for all the death and injuries.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

And We Want This Criminal To Stay In The U.S. Why?

Good for ICE to use all available tools to rid the U.S. of criminal illegal thugs.
From the Detroit Free Press:  Federal investigators are using a cellphone snooping device designed for counter-terrorism to hunt undocumented immigrants amid President Donald Trump’simmigration crackdown, according to federal court records obtained by The Detroit News.
An unsealed federal search warrant affidavit obtained by The News is the first public acknowledgment that agents are using secret devices that masquerade as a cell tower to find people who entered the U.S. illegally, privacy and civil liberty experts said.
The secret device was used in March by a team of FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Metro Detroit to find Rudy Carcamo-Carranza, 23, a twice-deported restaurant worker from El Salvador whose only brushes with the law involve drunken driving allegations and a hit-and-run crash.  http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/05/18/cell-snooping-fbi-immigrant/101859616/
This illegal thug was arrested for DUI and hit and run, and besides, he has been deported 2 times.
And we want this high quality illegal thugs to stay in the U.S. for what reason?
Good bye and good riddance sir and if you have a beef, complaining to ex-president Obama because he had caused most of your headaches.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Evil In Mississippi

From the Ledger-Clarion- Jackson, MS: Ebony Archie collapsed after learning her child had been killed. Unable to stand, a family member carried her down a flight of stairs at the district attorney’s office in downtown Jackson.
In between screams and sobs, Archie cried out, “I told y’all that s—t wasn’t right, I told y’all.”
The body of her 6-year-old son, Kingston Frazier, was shot to death in the backseat of his mother’s car, abandoned on a dead-end road in Madison County. The car was 15 miles from the Kroger parking lot in Jackson where it was stolen early Thursday morning with Frazier asleep in the backseat....
Three suspects are in police custody. Madison-Rankin District Attorney Michael Guest said he planned to file capital murder charges against each of the three. 
Dwan Diondro Wakefield, 17, of Ridgeland, was taken into custody by the Madison Sheriff's Department Thursday morning. Wakefield, a senior at Ridgeland High School, was the starting quarterback on the school's football team, according to Superintendent Ronnie McGehee. He was dismissed from the team last year, McGehee said.
DeAllen Washington, 17, turned himself in to the Hinds County Sheriff's Department Thursday afternoon....
HIs great-aunt, Velma Eddington, said the family appreciated the outpouring of support but said the child's death was the result of "evil."
"Everyone that was praying for us, that we would find Kingston alive, we want to thank everybody for that, but this is, really, this is, it’s hard to know that people out there are evil, that would kill a child," she said. "That’s evil. That baby hadn’t done anything to him. That baby hadn’t done nothing. They could have left that child on that backseat, asleep. They didn’t have to kill him. Those people are evil. Evil. They need to find that other one before we find him…it’s evil what they did." http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/local/2017/05/18/jackson-amber-alert/329460001/
I jus don't know how you can kill an innocent 6 year old boy but things like this happen and it is evil. We see it in domestic disturbances, gang shootings and now this, a car theft.
Nay these 3 thugs rot in hell.

But I Thought It Was The Russians?

Anthony Weiner will not enjoy prison, and after living off his wife for the past several years, he may also not enjoy going to work.
From CBS New York:  Sources tell CBS2 Huma Abedin‘s attorneys are filing her divorce papers Friday afternoon in Lower Manhattan after her estranged husband, disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weinerpleaded guilty to charges in a sexting investigation.
Weiner admitted in court that he transferred obscene material to a minor. It’s a federal offense that will force him to register as a sex offender, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported.
Weiner has been under investigation by the feds since last fall when reports surfaced he was exchanging sexually explicit messages for months with a then-high school sophomore that Weiner reportedly knew was under age.
The case had more far-reaching consequences, helping to upend Hillary Clinton‘s presidential bid.
Electronic devices seized in the probe turned up emails to Abedin that lead to the stunning surprise announcement by then FBI Director James Comey in late October that he was reopening the investigation into Clinton’s emails.
The probe ended two days before the election.
Clinton recently blamed her loss to Donald Trump to Comey’s announcement.
And herem all this time, if you listen to the lying press, it was the Russian's fault that Hillary Clinton lost.
With Weiner and the poor judgement of her aide, Huma Abedin and Clinton, this caused more people to not to vote for Hillary than any Russian conspiracy.  In fact, I know of not 1 person who voted for Trump because the Russians told them to.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Possible Terrorist Attack In New York City

While this just happen, a car plowing down pedestrians in a high visibility area has all the signs of a terrorist attack in Times Square in NYC.
From The Daily Mail A speeding vehicle has struck at least 13 pedestrians on a sidewalk in New York City's Times Square, killing one person. Police have taken a suspect into custody.
The New York Police Department closed off the area after the collisions occurred on on Thursday, just before noon, at the corner of 43rd Street and 7th Avenue.
At least 13 people were being treated for injuries on the ground after the collision at the Midtown Manhattan tourist site, the FDNY confirmed on Twitter. One person was seriously injured.
UK: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4519432/At-10-people-hit-car-Times-Square.html
The fact cops already arrested someone also shows intent and a good chance it is terrorism.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


After 8 years of the lawless Obama administration, it takes less than 4 months to get a special prosecutor.
Obama gets away with corruption in the IRS, Fast and Furious, illegal behavior with illegal immigration and so much more.
And Trump?
He hasn't done a darn thing illegal.  Stupid things?  Yes but not illegal
What happened today is further damaging the country and brings us closer to becoming like the old Soviet Union.

Liberals In U.S. Celebrating

Liberals,  those who support I Islamic countries and Sharia law must be celebrating 2 gay men being whipped for being gay.
From the U.K. Guardian:  A sharia court in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province has sentenced two gay men to public caning, further undermining the country’s moderate image after a Christian politician was imprisoned for blasphemy.
The court said the men, aged 20 and 23, would each be subjected to 85 lashes for having sexual relations.
One of the men cried as his sentence was read out and pleaded for leniency. The chief prosecutor, Gulmaini, who goes by one name, said they would be caned next week, before Ramadan starts on about 25 May.
The sentencing on Wednesday coincided with the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
The men were arrested in late March after neighbourhood vigilantes in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh, broke into their rented room to catch them having sex.
Mobile phone footage that circulated online and formed part of the evidence shows one of the men naked and visibly distressed as he apparently calls for help on his phone. The second man is repeatedly pushed by another man who is preventing the couple from leaving the room.
The lead judge, Khairil Jamal, said the men were “legally and convincingly proven to have committed gay sex”.  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/17/indonesian-court-sentences-two-gay-men-to-public-caning
Liberals think that there shouldn't be any extra vetting of extremist Muslims.
They also think that Islam is religion of peace and that we conservatives need to more tolerant toward muslims.
Since liberals think we should be tolerant of muslim extremism, then it stands to reason that liberals are accepting the punishment of whipping these gay gentlemen.
Those of us who think muslim extremism is horrible, we do think that this is a horrible crime and the U.S. needs to intervene on the victims behalf.  Lord knows liberals and especially ex-president Obama, wouldn't try to intervene on these poor guys behalf.

What To Do With The Anti-American Press Corp

Unless you have been living in Teletubbieland with Lala and Po, you know that the media and so-called reporters and journalists have horrible in their reporting for the past decade.  They basically ignored ex-president Obama's time in office and with President Trump, the press has decided that they will report anything about Trump, whether it is true or not.  Right now, the press is about as Anti-American as they are anti-Trump.  calling the media traitors/treasonous or American hating actually is being nice to the media.
The media are also racist, homophobic and perverted in more than 1 way.
So, what to with this loathsome bunch of treasonous bigots?  Here are my suggestions:
1. Teacher, doctors, nurses and others need to be licensed and know their profession.  The same should hold true for members of the media.
2.  The above mentioned professionals have to take classes as ongoing education. The media should be no different.  members should have to take continuing education classes, especially ethics classes so they continue to work as journalists.
3.  Libel and slander laws should be eased so the media can be sued more easily and by anybody, including celebrities and politicians.
4. Require newspapers, magazines and blogs be licensed every 2 years and they must show that they are ethical media outlets.
5. Media outlets can be shut down if it is proven that they intentionally slandered or liabled an innocent person.
6. Advertisers who advertise in the media can also be sued if they sponsor a journalist or writer who was successfully sued for slander or libel.
Freedom of the press has to have some limits, especially now,  when the media is acting so irresponsibly, especially towards conservatives.  Maybe if you hit them financially and professionals, maybe the media and so called journalists will start acting more professionally.  Otherwise, they can pay a price for their irresponsiblability.
Those in the media say they are professionals and so we need to treat them as professionals and hold them to very high standards.

The Democrats Show Once Again They Are Clueless

So, a bunch of Democrats are talking about impeach ingredients President Trump.
This alone shows how clueless they really are.
It shows that Democrats have no ideas to present to voters in the 2018 and 2020 elections.
It also shows that Democrats are huge hypocrites.  Ex-president Obama should have been impeached several times but Democrats kept their mouths shut and stood by Obama as he gave away secrets, trashed the constitution and was just a horrible president, the worst ever.  Why the Republicans never tried to impeach this jersey is beyond me.
Finally, if the Democrats do try and impeach President Trump, there will be v he'll to pay at the ballot box. if the democrats think they are losers now, wait for the next elections.
So, Democrats, go for impeachment, you think you are a bunch of losers now, wait until the next election.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Some Advice For President Trump

This past weekend, members of the Trump administration and President Trump appeared on various network TV stations.
Trump needs to treat the press as traitors, un-American infidels. 
Right now,  the press, including Fox News, are the enemy of the United States and certainly the enemy of President Trump.
Maybe Trump thinks he can win over the press.  If he thinks he can win over the press, he is sadly mistaken. 
The media and the Democrats are 1 in the same.  They want Trump to fail and they will print lies upon on lies about Trump.
Trump will never win the press or any Democrat.
So, Trump has to treat the media as traitors of the U.S. because the media are traitors and un-American just like the current members of the Democrat party.
Trump needs to realize this and if he doesn't, watch out because right now,  nothing good will happen to Trump if he v thinks the press and Democrats can be won over.  They can't because the Democrats and the media are traitors of the United States. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Tough Horse

A horse was struck by a cab near Columbus Circle on Monday May 15, 2017.
From the NY Daily News: A horse of unknown origin materialized in Midtown and got hit by a cab early Monday, a witness and video indicates.
The horse was struck on W. 58th St. near Columbus Circle at about 10 a.m., and got wedged under the taxi, according to witness Thomas Becker, 39, who took photos and video while he was on his way to work.
“This horse just got hit by a cab on 8th Ave in morning rush hour. I showed up as it was wedged underneath the taxi,” he wrote on Instagram.
“When is this going to stop?” he added. Ridiculous.”  http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/horse-struck-cab-columbus-circle-article-1.3168225
"When is this going to stop?"  Does a horse being hit and stuck under a taxi happen every day in New York City?  Or Weekly?  or even monthly?
The horse probably did more damage to the cab than the cab did to the horse.

Saturday, May 13, 2017


The Home Depot where I shop at in Arizona has free WiFi for its customers and staff.
One of the web sites banned from Home Depot is the New York Daily News.
The vile alleged news site is in the same category as child porn, child prostitution, regular porn and other children web sites.
Anonymous sources have told me that more than 1 employee is involved in child porn.*
Shaun King, I'm looking at you... for now good reason at all.
So, congratulations to the NY Daily News for being in the same category as child pornorgraphers.
*I use the same anonymous sources as the NY Daily News.

Headline Of The Week

From the NY Post:
Chubby shark humper might be an ex-NYPD cop 
And there are things that should never be posted to the Internet, like this picture:

Friday, May 12, 2017

This Happens Far More Times Than Reported

 From the London Telegraph:  A 
police officer’s generous act for a desperate woman who appeared in court for shoplifting groceries to feed her family has been praised online.
Sheena Davenport, from Alabama, was stopped in court by officer Katrina from the Dothan Police Department as she collected her paperwork.
“I had an officer stop and tell me to wait for her outside. I proceeded outside for her to tell me to follow her,” she recalled.
Ms Davenport later revealed in a Facebook post she had been forced to shoplift groceries from a Walmart store last year so she could feed her family.
“I went to court for shoplifting food from Walmart almost a year ago,” she explained. “[We] were struggling like no other and didn't know what to do.”
After her appearance in court, the kind-hearted officer brought her to a supermarket.  
“She told me to ‘grab a buggy and let’s go shopping’,” Ms Davenport said. “Officer Katrina spent $139 on food for [my family].”
The mother added: “After I told her she didn't have to do it, she started telling me her struggle and how she made it through.
“There are still people out there who make a difference and when my time comes I will pay it forward.”
This k8nd of story happens far mire often than what is reported. It may be a police officer,  firefighter, social worker or an unknown person who pays it forward but they don't  want the publicity.  I've paid for astranger's groceries more than a few times even if I didn't know the person.
Thank goodness for people like Officer Katrina and people like her.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Another Reason Not To Eat At An Elite Chef's Diner

If this lady owns a diner, I hope goes down in flames specturally. 
From the New York Post:  
Sandra Lee refused to let House Speaker Paul Ryan join her cooking segment on Fox Newsand told him “I need you to go away.”
The celebrity chef and longtime girlfriend ofNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, was not happy after learning her segment on Tuesday’s “Fox & Friends” would directly follow an interview with Ryan, and banished the Republican leader from her TV kitchen.
The source told Page Six, “Paul Ryan was on the segment before Sandra, and the hosts asked him to hang around for Sandra’s cooking feature to try the food. But in the break before her demo, she said to Ryan and some others there, ‘I need you to go away so I can collect my thoughts, prepare, and get ready for the segment.”.....
The source continued, “It wasn’t a very friendly ‘Fox & Friends.’ Sandra wasn’t even comfortable with having Paul Ryan on the same stage as her during the commercial break, never mind on air. It was very frosty. She simply does not believe in anything Ryan believes in.”  http://pagesix.com/2017/05/09/sandra-lee-refused-to-let-paul-ryan-join-cooking-segment/?_ga=2.52818026.331617687.1494417207-1244352197.1461632138
I never heard of this "chef' before, so she probably  is an average cook; with skills on par with a Squidward Tentacles as far as skills are conerned.
But as far as being nice and kind human being are concerned, she probaby ranks a little higher than Atilla the Hun but below Bernie Madoff.
It seems to me that anyone who has sone kind of relationship probably would be wise and not go to her diner.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Comey Fired, Democrats Act More Insane Than Usual

FBI Director, James Comey was fired by Donald Trump today because the Trump administration didn't have confidence in him to do the proper job.
Now, the democrats, who accused Comey of being incompetent because they falsely believe he cost Hillary the election, which was totally false, Comey is is their new best friend.
And the loser Democrat party think Trump fired Comey because Comey was close to finding some dirt between Trump and the Russians.
This proves once again that the Democrats and the never Trump crowd just don't get it.
There is no Trump-Russia connection.
Never has been.
Never will be.
Meanwhile, Comey pretty much slandered Hillary and Huma Abadin by falsely claiming she had sent hundreds of thousands of classified e-mails to her pervert ex-husband to be copied when in fact, this allegation was false.  This alone should have been grounds for firing.
And the left is pissed because Trump outwitted them once again because Trump just took away a talking point away from them by firing Comey.  The democrats no longer use Comey to their advantage.
I'm sure Comey is a good guy but he made so many mistakes as FBI director, he had to have been fired.
And president Trump did the right thing by firing him.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Did The Post Cry When Obama Did It?

Now that President Donald Trump is President, the media is faking their outrage.... again..
From the NY Post: Expectations that President Trump will use his favorite New Jersey golf club as the “Summer White House” have nearby aviation workers worried that federal security measures will destroy their businesses.
The “temporary flight restrictions” around the president forced two local airports to completely close down between Thursday and Sunday — and are likely to be repeated regularly until the reopening of Trump’s “Winter White House” in Florida, one owner fumed.
“It places a black cloud over the airports,” said Suzanne Solberg Nagle, co-owner of Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ. “The long-term economic result is frightening....
A local flight instructor fretted that he’ll have to cancel one-quarter of his classes if Trump stays in Bedminster — as he did this past weekend — as frequently as at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla.  http://nypost.com/2017/05/08/airport-workers-worried-trumps-no-fly-zone-will-hurt-business/
Yeah, it sucks when a president visits a city in the U.S..  The Secret Service makes the decision to shut down traffic, both on the roads and in the skies.
Ex-president Obama made frequent v u sits to Las Vegas to visit his girl friend(s) and the Secret Service would shut down both the Henderson and North Las Vegas airports for an extended amount of time.
Did the mediacare? Nope, but I did when I wrote some of these blog posts:
And there were a few more posts as well.  But you get the point.  It was President Trump who is causing these problems with closures, if you believe the media, not the Secret Service.
But it was the Secret Service who shut down airports when Obama was president,  not Obama, according to the liberal media.
More fake news.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

The New Fashion Fad

I'm glad I am an old fart because if I was younger, I might have felt pressure to have dragon brows:
I will settle for my old unibrow any day of the week.

He's Not Exactly A Genius

From the Wisconsin State Journal:   Charges have been filed against a 29-year-old inmate at Waupun Correctional Institution who is accused of sending a threatening letter to the Fond du Lac County district attorney....
According to the criminal complaint, Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney received the threatening letter from Luke in March 2016. The evidence was submitted to the FBI Laboratory and Luke’s DNA was discovered on the letter....
The letter threatens Toney and his family. It talks about having connections to ISIS and also threatened to harm Toney and his loved ones. According to the criminal complaint, Luke used an alias in the letter but his own name in the return address. The letter writer threatened to decapitate Toney.
So, if you are threatening a district attorney, you probably should not put your return address on the envelope. 
This thug is not exactly a genius.

Exclusive: Kingman Kmart Closing

Today, I learned that the Kingman, AZ, will be closing.
Kmart has not made this public as of this writing.
As an employee of this Kmart, I was able to verify this with store managers and pharmacy employees.
Fortunately, the pharmacy techs have found new jobs and the pharamisitcs have many options.
If I was a betting man, I would bet the store will close soon as well, 3

Saturday, May 6, 2017

I Guess the Shark Was Either Horne Or An Conservative Christian

From the New York Post: A porn star found herself in the wrong kind of X-rated movie when she was apparently savaged by a vicious shark on camera.
Molly Cavalli donned a barely-there one-piece swimsuit to film a “shark cage” promo for adult entertainment company Camsoda.
But the shoot seemingly went horribly wrong when a 10-foot lemon shark broke through the metal barrier and took a chunk out of her foot and ankle.
Cavalli is then seen desperately scrambling to get out of the water and back to the safety of the film crew’s boat.
Once out of the bloody waters she screams when she sees the full extent of her injuries. http://nypost.com/2017/05/05/porn-star-encounters-hungry-shark-during-underwater-shoot/
Well, the shark probably got farther then most guys who watch her on the Internet.
I wonder what a porn star tastes like? Skanky?  Leathery?

Why Is This News?

The NY Post headline:  "I went to my first orgy"  http://nypost.com/2017/05/04/i-went-to-my-first-orgy-and-loved-it/
Yes, I am a prude but why is this news?  Why is some where so proud of this and decided to write about it?
And why would a major newspaper with a conservative bent think this news?
And no, I didn't read the whole article for researching the subject I am writing.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

How True

From Jsonline, Milwaukee: The retail-store funeral procession keeps growing.J.C. Penney, Macy’s, Sears, Kmart, Payless ShoeSource, Abercrombie & Fitch, Gander Mountain, hhgregg and more – all have joined the lengthening line of merchants closing brick-and-mortar stores.
But there’s one type of retailer for whom the bell isn’t tolling: Dollar stores – those downscale outlets filled with everything from underwear and laundry detergent to frozen pizza – are thriving.
And Wisconsin appears to be targeted for accelerating growth.
Dollar General, by far the largest of the three major chains in the sector, recently opened a 1 million-square-foot distribution center in Janesville. The development comes as the company plans 1,000 new stores this year alone, pushing its nationwide count to more than 14,000.
That probably will give Dollar General more U.S. locations than McDonald’s. It already has about as many as Starbucks.
Ten years ago, there were just 8,300 Dollar General stores.
The Janesville facility is the firm’s 14th warehouse, but its first north and west of Chicago, providing the company a springboard to supply stores here and throughout the upper Midwest.  http://www.jsonline.com/story/money/business/2017/05/03/dollar-stores-grow-other-retailers-shrink/101046468/
In Kingman AZ., population of 25,000, if you include the surrounding areas, we have 3 Family Dollars, 4 Dollar Generals, a Dollar Store and a few more independent discount retail stores.
We also have a Wal-Mart, a failing Kmart, a Home Depot, a few small retail, mostly clothes stores and several grocery stores.
These dollar stores are great because they are usually cheaper than a convenience store, like a gas station/store and you usually don't have long lines like the box retailers.  And these stores are located near the neighborhoods, so people can walk to the stores instead of trying to find a ride to big stores.
I don't thinks these stores are a fad and they can weather bad economic times like the past recessions.

Two Heads Are Better Than 1?

I'm glad the little baby is ok and will hopefully have a normal life.  But when she is older, she will have some tales to tell her friends and kids about what had happened to her.
From the NY Post: A baby born with two heads is expected to survive after doctors removed the parasitic twin that was “feeding off” her blood supply.
The baby girl, who is yet to be named, was born via C-section at Ram Snehi Hospital in northern India last month.
But doctors were shocked to discover the newborn had an extra head complete with eyes, ears, a nose and lips protruding from her stomach.
The parasitic twin also had a malformed hand hanging over the little girl’s chest.
Doctors referred her for surgery at JK Lone Hospital in Jaipur some 336 miles away. A team of surgeons removed the head in a four-hour operation.
“This is one of the rarest cases of parasitic twin. It was a complicated case as the twins shared blood vessels,” said Dr. Pravin Mathur, head of pediatric surgery at the hospital.'''
A parasitic twin can occur when twin embryos begin developing in the womb but do not split properly. http://nypost.com/2017/05/03/baby-born-with-two-heads-expected-to-survive/
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Another Reason Puerto Rico Cannot Become A State

From the NY Times: Puerto Rico’s leadership moved on Wednesday to place the island’s debt crisis into federal bankruptcy court, making it the largest United States government entity to seek court refuge from its creditors in American history....On an island that has already been experiencing an exodus of its professionals and well-educated citizens, the move toward bankruptcy is widely perceived as another sign that Puerto Rico has lost all control of its future.The island has been in a painful recession since 2006, and previous governments dug it deeper into debt by borrowing to pay operating expenses. For the last two years, Puerto Rico has been seeking assistance from Washington, sending officials to testify before stern congressional committees and even making fast-track oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court.Puerto Rico has roughly $120 billion of bond debt and unfunded pension obligations to restructure, which dwarfs the second-largest similar episode. When Detroit went bankrupt in 2013, it set the previous record, with about $18 billion of bond debt and retirement obligations.The island’s case will not be formally called a bankruptcy, since Puerto Rico is barred from using Chapter 9, the bankruptcy route normally used by insolvent local governments. Instead, the governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, petitioned for relief under Title III of a new federal law for insolvent territorial governments, called Promesa. It contains some bankruptcy provisions and has never been used before, so there is no road map to follow. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/03/business/dealbook/puerto-rico-debt.html?_r=0
Of course, Democrats want Puerto Rico to become a state for the 3 Electoral College votes but Puerto is so screwed up, with it's finances and it's out of control crime with 18 police officers murdered since 2010-Puerto Rico makes Chicago look like Vatican City- that we should just make Puerto Rico independent and certainly not bail them.
But this also shows what may happen with the U.S. government, when the debt is so out of control, the U.S. maybe in this same situation.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

So Sad, But Preventful

Things are really screwed up in the Chicago and surrounding areas.
From the Chicago Tribune: Days after the body of a 1-year-old Joliet Township girl was found under a couch in a house infested with bedbugs and with roaches climbing the walls, a Will County judge demanded to know what child welfare workers had done to help the family.
During a hearing Tuesday to determine where to place the deceased girl's three older brothers, Judge Paula Gomora said that in previous visits to the home caseworkers missed obvious signs of trouble.
"What did they do to help the family and to help these children?" Gomora asked, incredulously. "Quite honestly, from what I saw, I don't know how any caseworker could've walked into that house and let those children stay."
She did not receive any immediate answers.
Semaj Crosby was found dead inside her home Thursday morning, shortly after midnight. The girl had been reported missing Tuesday evening by her mother. Authorities, who initially believed the girl wandered off, searched the Joliet Township neighborhood Tuesday night and throughout the day Wednesday.
Around 11 p.m. Wednesday, investigators gained consent from Sheri Gordon, the girl's 32-year-old mother, and her attorney to search the house. After an hour, investigators found Semaj's body under a couch.
A statement last week from the Department of Children and Family Services said a DCFS investigator was at Semaj's home the day she disappeared. A Will County sheriff's spokeswoman last week said DCFS had contact with the family 16 times since last year.
A DCFS spokeswoman said the agency had been in contact with the family since September, including four unfounded investigations for neglect and two pending investigations for neglect that were opened in March. Officials also stated they did not see cause to remove the children when they visited the home last week.
"There were no obvious hazards or safety concerns at the time," the statement issued last week read....
She pointed to documents from the county's land use department, noting the house had been deemed uninhabitable because of a broken stove. The inspector's report also included eight other citations for general conditions of the home. Gomora also pointed to other court documents noting there were roaches "crawling up the walls" and bedbugs in the home.
The judge appeared disgusted, and she demanded access to child welfare records to better explain what happened.
"That didn't happen in a couple of days," Gomora said of the squalor. "That was a long-standing problem."
Home deemed uninhabitable
Semaj Crosby
This poor little girl had to live in horrible conditions and even the social workers on the case couldn't give a crap.  Unless the social worker was Helen Keller, this poor child should have been removed from the house a long time ago.

Love That Socialized Medicine

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From the UK Independent: Ambulances are failing to reach thousands of seriously-ill patients within the eight-minute target time, despite a dramatic reduction in the number of calls classified as urgent, The Independent can reveal.
Unions warned that lives are being put at risk by slow response times, even as the system is being “manipulated” to make it easier to hit government-imposed targets.
The revelations of worsening performance come from a trial being run in three of the country’s 10 ambulance trusts, which is aiming to streamline the service and ensure the sickest patients are dealt with quickly.
The number of calls categorised as needing an urgent response has been radically cut to enable ambulances to respond to 75 per cent of cases within eight minutes – a requirement that has not been met nationally since January 2014.
But exclusive figures obtained by The Independent show even though tens of thousands of cases have been stripped out of the urgent category, ambulances are still failing to meet the target.
In Yorkshire, the percentage of the most serious calls responded to within eight minutes fell to 67 per cent between May 2016 and January 2017, down from 71 per cent a year earlier. During the same period, the number of calls classified as requiring an urgent response fell from 235,200 to 53,300.  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/nhs-ambulance-response-time-targets-seriously-ill-injured-patients-efficiency-drive-secret-plans-a7690476.html
Here in the United States, unless you live in an rural out of the way home, most response times are fairly quick.  
Another reason why socialized medicine fails.

Wow, Just Wow. Airplane Rips Up Airport Runway In England

With the airplane ripping up the runway like that, it must either be a powerful airplane and or a crappy England runway.


I think at least 2 people are out of a job.
From Fox 2 Detroit: Some Detroit firefighters are under fire tonight for wrecking a rig and then trying to cover it up.
Last month when two Detroit firefighters out of Engine 55 decided to use a rig for their personal ride- it did not end well.
Sources say on March 30, two Detroit firefighters who work out of Engine 55 on Joy Road wanted to go out for a bit of a joy ride. They tried to convince the driver of the rig to get behind the wheel, but when he refused, a firefighter who had only been on the job a few years, decided to drive.
Where they went is unknown but we're told  somewhere along the way he lost control of the expensive fire truck and slammed into the wall of the median near Southfield and I-96.
They rushed back to the fire house, eventually getting the driver they tried to originally convince to come along, to cover for them,  getting that firefighter to take a urine test to screen for drugs and alcohol.
Detroit police responded, but the firefighters claimed someone sideswiped the fire rig. Although they initially lied to police and superiors, their stories didn't line up. Eventually they confessed to causing more than $75,000 worth of damage to the rig.
If these two dumbasses brains were dynamite he couldn't blow their hat off.