Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A Smart Jury From NYC

From the New York Post: An Occupy Wall Street protester who was busted while fighting against the One Percent in 2011 sued the city — and was just awarded a whopping one cent.
A Manhattan federal jury granted plaintiff Eric Gersbacher the penny after he claimed that NYPD cops roughed him up during his caught-on-video arrest in Zuccotti Park.
Three days after the social movement first formed, Gersbacher was at a protest in lower Manhattan sitting on a tarp and banging a metal pot lid as police tried to get the crowd to disperse.
A group of officers can be seen on video grabbing and tossing Gersbacher to the ground, then rushing him before the video cuts out.
On Monday, a jury awarded the Buffalo man the token cent in his excessive-force case against the city and the cops over the inmcident.
The panel found that NYPD Deputy Inspector Edward Winski used excessive force against Gersbacker — but not that the protester deserved any meaningful money for it.  
The Occupy Wall Street thugs were nothing but a violent group of crybaby especially.
Pity the lawyer who expected a big payday but now has to try to find a way to split a penny with the thug.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

What Is That In The Sky?



For the first time in about 4 months, we had a rain and thunderstorm here in Kingman, AZ.
Kind of strange to see this.

2017 Predictions Results

Every year I have made predictions for the upcoming year and in 2017 I made the following predictions and here are the results:
1. Green Bay will play in the Super Bowl. Close but false
2. New England Patriots will play in the Super Bowl. True and they won
3. Green Bay Packers are Super Bowl champs. Sadly, no.
4. My NBA team the Milwaukee Bucks will make the playoffs. Yes, true
5. The Bucks will go out in the 1st or 2nd round of the playoffs. Yep, went out in the 1st round
6. My baseball team , the Milwaukee Brewers will win 79 games, give or take 5 games.  Gladly, I was wrong as they won 86, just missing the playoffs.
7. The Chicago Cubs will not repeat as World Series champs. Nope
8. The Cleveland Indians will go to the World Series. Nope Houston did go.
9. Sears/Kmart will close an additional 50 stores this year, not including the stores already announced in the past several weeks. Sadly  this is true.
10. ObamaCare will be severely crippled by the end of the year. It's a close call while numbers are up Trump and Congress did do  severe damage and there are fewer choices higher premiums and huge deductibles. 1/2 point.
11. At least 100 miles of a fence or wall will be built or refurbished on the Southern border in 2017. Not happening
12. President Trump's approval rating will be within 3 percentage points of 50%. This is true depending on the poll

13. There will be at least 1 legitimate assassination attempt on Trump will be tried. Thankfully,  not yet.

15. There will be at least 1 Muslim terrorist attack in Europe that will will kill at least 50 people.  22 in 1 killing. White males, yes.
16. Angela Merkel will lose her job as German Chancellor of Germany. Close but no.
17. All of President Trump's nominees for his cabinet will be confirmed. No one was voted down so true.
18. There will be slightly fewer murders in Chicago in 2017. Yes, about 100 less but they still had about 500 or more.
19. A member of the U.S. Congress will pass away.  Close but no.

20. There will be a 2nd SupremeCourt vacancy in 2017. Nope
21. It will take Congress 6 months to approve approve President Trump's first Supreme Court justice.  Nope, just 3 months
22. Liverpool will win the English Premier League soccer title. 3rd place
23. Barring a natural disaster, gas prices will remain below $3 a gallon in the U.S.. True
24. Russell Westbrook will the NBA MVP.  Yep
25. Hillary will not be indicted in 2017. Yep, lucky for her.
26. 1 former U.S. President will pass away. A few are close but no
27. Mosul will be freed by Iraq and their allies. Yea, yes
28. Queen Elizabeth survives 2017. Yep
29. CNN ratings will be below MSNBCS ratings for most of 2017. I think thats right at least according The Hollywood Reporter.
According to my count I got 14.5 correct, exactly 50%.  Not bad, I think.  On to 2018.

I'm Back

It was a rough end of the year for me and so I could not post for quite awhile.
I have had something wrong with my knee for about 4 months and I could barely walk. I ended up in the emergency room several times because of pain and swelling.
They ended up poking the knee about 6 times to drain fluid and administer some pain relief.  One of those sticks caused an infection and I ended up in the ICE in the hospital for the infection, severe dehydration, diarrhea and kidney shut down.
In the mean time my knee gets worse and worse and now my other knee is acting up.
So, I have been down for awhile.  Another reason was that I had to step back because I have written things I have not been proud of, especially calling people names. That's not me, so that will change.  Of course, I am still going to call out people and issues that I believe in or disagree with.
Thanks for your patience.