Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Payback Is A B******

Today and pretty much the last week, Facebook has been under a ton of scrutiny for privacy issues and President Trump has also jumped in and has gone after Facebook.
Perhaps an article I wrote on August 4, 2016 may shed  some light as to why Trump is involved:
Exclusive: Facebook Censoring Donald Trump Videos

First you have Google in bed with Hillary Clinton making little lie babies. Now, Facebook is apparently is also in Hillary's bed, making it a ménage à trois. Facebook is censoring Donald Trump videos that rip Hillary Clinton and her e-mail scandals. In the video of Hillary defending herself in the e-mail scandal (shown in the post below this one)and her claims being destroyed by Rep. Trey Gowdy and the FBI director, you can't see that video and the message says: "Something Went Wrong Sorry we're having problems playing this video" and of course, you can't watch the video.

Same with another video and the same concept and you get the censorship message....

I sampled probably 25 videos and found that 11 videos could not be played, and the rest did play.  So, clearly, it's not a computer problem.

So, once again, a liberal web site, run by an extreme liberal is trying to rig the election.

And the liberals complain that Trump is inviting Russia to meddle in our election.  Well, what about U.S. tech companies trying to rig the election?  Where are the democrats condemning Google and Facebook?

Update: I went to the Hillary Clinton Facebook page and lo and behold, not one of about 20 videos on her Facebook video page were censured.

There is no doubt that Facebook is censuring Trump by knocking off the videos from his Facebook page but allowing all of Hillary's videos.

I wonder if this counts as in-kind services?

Payback can be a bitch sometimes. 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sad Week For Firefighters

This past week was a sad week for the nation's firefighters as 5 firefighters in Pennsylvania,
New York and West Virginia were killed in the line of duty.
In New York City, a firefighter was killed when he got lost during a 5 alarm fire in a building that a movie was being shot at.
From Statter 911: A New York City firefighter was killed after flames erupted late Thursday night at a Harlem building being used as a set for a movie starring Edward Norton.
The fire broke out in the basement of the building on St. Nicholas Avenue just before 11 p.m.
While backing out of the building, the firefighter was separated from his unit and he was found unconscious.
He was rushed to Harlem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
FDNY Commissioner Dan Nigro identified him as 37-year-old Firefighter Michael Davidson, a 15-year veteran.
In York, Pennsylvania, 2 firefighters were killed in a building collapse
From Statter911: Two York firefighters died in Thursday’s collapse of a section of the burned-out hulk of the Weaver Organ and Piano building, York Mayor Michael Helfrich said at a news conference at York City Hall Thursday night.
Zachary Anthony, 29, of York, and Ivan Flanscha, 50, of Red Lion, were the first York firefighters to die in the line of duty since 1971.  
“This is the worst day in my career, this is the worst day for the York City Fire Department,” Fire Chief David Michaels said. “We are totally overwhelmed.”
Finally, 2 volunteer firefighters from the Pratt Volunteer Fire Department were killed in a crash while responding to a triple fatality traffic accident.
From Statter911: A Pratt Volunteer Fire Department truck was responding to a triple fatality on the West Virginia Turnpike when the truck flipped against a rock wall, killing at least two firefighters, Kanawha County officials said.
The events of the tragic evening began around 7 p.m. when a vehicle was traveling north in the southbound lanes and wrecked with another vehicle.
“Apparently, a vehicle was traveling the wrong way on the interstate and it wrecked. As a result of that it appears there are three fatalities,” said Capt. Reginald Patterson, spokesman for the West Virginia State Police.
As a former firefighter, it pains to hear about any firefighter death, but when 5 firefighters are killed in 3 incidents, this will pain thousands upon  thousands of people throughout the whole country.
RIP to the firefighters and prayers to their families, friends and their colleagues. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Hillary Shows Once Again Why She And Democrats Are Unfit To Serve

Hillary Clinton  shows the world why she and fellow Democrats are not fit to serve in any public office except perhaps, maybe on the local garbage dump board.
From the NY Post:  Democratic operatives have an urgent message for Hillary Clinton: Please shut up and go away.
Their fury and frustration were fueled by boasts she made in India over the weekend while hawking her new book, “What Happened,” that “advanced” states with better economies and smarter people voted for her.
Backward red states with lousy economies, on the other hand, went for Donald Trump, according to her latest analysis, The Hill reported.
“I won the places that represent two-thirds of America’s gross domestic product. I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward,” she said.
“If you look at the map of the United States, there is all that red in the middle, places where Trump won,” the former first lady said at the India Today Conclave in Mumbai.
“I win the coast. I win, you know, Illinois and Minnesota, places like that.”
Trump’s campaign “was looking backwards,” she added, before dissing Trump supporters as a bunch of racist Cro-Magnons.
“You didn’t like black people getting rights, you don’t like women, you know, getting jobs. You don’t want, you know, see that Indian-American succeeding more than you are. Whatever your problem is, I’m going to solve it,” said Clinton, describing her version of Trump’s “MAGA” message.
She also said that women who voted for Trump were too dumb to make up their own minds, and had been brainwashed by “ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should.”
Weary Democrats said they had had enough, and that her clueless comments were reminiscent of her description in the campaign of many Trump supporters as a “basket of deplorables,” a slur that cemented her image as an out-of-touch Beltway elitist.
“She’s annoying me. She’s annoying everyone, as far as I can tell. Who lets her say these things?” a 2016 Clinton surrogate told the website.
Make no mistake, what Hillary believes is no different than what the vast majority of Democrats believe.  The vast majority of democrats/liberals think they are smarter and better than everybody who disagrees with the liberal/democrats.
The only thing about Clinton and the rest of the libetals/Democrats is that she was stupid enough to say what everyone else was thinking. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Scam Alert

I get a lot of junk phone calls trying to solicit/scam and usually I play with phone operator but no too bad because the person on the other end is just trying to earn a living...a dishonest living but still a living.
But there is a scam out optut using police officers as bait.
The scammers name is The American Police Officers Alliance.
The Arizona phone number they use is 480-462-5014.
Do not give them money and report them to your local police department.

Meanwhile, In Kingman, AZ....

While part of the East coast is bracing for another snowstorm, here in Kingman, I had to turn on my air conditioner and swamp cooler because the house was so warm. Spring/summer is here. At least here in Mohave County.

He Really Pissed Someone Off

From the Huddersfield, UK,: Kidnappers forced a man to strip naked and dance for their entertainment, a court heard.
The victim had boiling water poured over his scrotum and back and his head was shaved, Kirklees magistrates were told.
Apparently, the victim messed with the wrong dealers.

Those Silly Kiwis

From The Stuff, Christchurch, New Zealand: 
Authorities have spent a year and almost $30,000 investigating the curious case of a tasered goat.
Oamaru police were called to deal with the feral goat after a small dog cornered it in someone's garage on December 1, 2016.
"Unfortunately it was pretty stressed out and quite unco-operative, so I tased it," Oamaru Senior Constable Carl Pedersen told Stuff at the time.
Pedersen said the goat, with its large horns, had damaged the garage and there were concerns it would escape back onto State Highway 1 and endanger motorists, as it had earlier in the day, evading animal control officers.
The goat was later euthanised.
That incident has sparked a 14-month Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) investigation, at a cost of $28,303.56.
Here, in the U.S., the cops would try and get the goat out of the garage, and if they failed, there would be goat burgers for someone.  And there would not be a 14 month investigation at a cost of $28,000+.
Silly New Zealander's.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

George Washington He's Not

George Washington cut down a cherry tree and went onto to becpme president of the U.S..
A man from Wisconsin tried to chop down the family home and went to jail.
From the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune: A 27-year-old Wausau man suspected of trying to collapse his parents' home Monday is in jail, according to a police captain. 
The man, whose name was not being released Tuesday morning, used items including a jigsaw, carving knife and a hammer to chop away at a main support beam in the basement of his parents' home, Wausau Police Capt. Ben Graham said. 
The man's parents at 9:23 a.m. Monday reported the 27-year-old was damaging the house, according to police reports. When police arrived, they found a chunk of a main support beam in the home's basement had been chopped out.

Another Illegal Alien Commits Murder: Did City/County Hide Hide From ICE?

Another illegal alien has killed an innocent person, this time in Flagstaff, AZ. And it looks like the City of Flagstaff or Coconino County hide from ICE to prevent him from being deported?
From the AZ Daily Sun: Kinsey Beebe was waiting for her mother to come pick up her up when she was shot and killed last week, according to Flagstaff Police reports.
Beebe, 19,  was shot and killed on Feb. 28, allegedly after an argument with her live-in boyfriend, Adonis Encinas Velarde, 20, and his friend, Abraham Puentes Ortiz, 22, over a gun.
The first officer on the scene of the shooting said he found Beebe unresponsive on a bed with her cellphone in her lap. The phone was ringing with a call from Beebe’s mother.
Officers later stopped Beebe’s mother on the sidewalk outside of the home and told her that her daughter had been transported to Flagstaff Medical Center. An officer was able to drive her to FMC, where she found out that her daughter had died.
Beebe’s mother told officers that her daughter had called her earlier that evening and asked her to come pick her up because her boyfriend was mad at her and had accused her of stealing his gun. Then she heard Beebe drop the phone. Beebe’s mother had tried calling her back, but got no answer....
Velarde was booked into the Coconino County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, kidnapping, disorderly conduct with a weapon, discharging a firearm in the city limits, drive-by shooting of an occupied structure and assisting a criminal street gang. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has also placed a "detainer request" for Velarde on suspicion he is in the country illegally....
Both men have had prior minor run-ins with local law enforcement, according to local court records. Velarde has three traffic tickets from Flagstaff Municipal court for two counts of driving without a license and a DUI. He also has a criminal complaint for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. 
The thug was convicted of DUI and that is a deportable offense. 
Why wasn't he reported to Immigration then?  
He is of age to be a Dreamer, those sweet and totally innocent kids who are in the U.S. illegally.

Monday, March 5, 2018

This Is Cool

From the Daily Mail, UK: The son of a Sainsbury's worker diagnosed with Alzheimer's five years ago has revealed in an 'uplifting' post on social media how the supermarket giant fought to keep her job open and handled her condition with 'compassion, class and dignity'....
Doron says the supermarket has helped to 'normalise' his mother's life over the last few years as her illness has deteriorated, giving her self-worth when 'she was quite literally losing everything she once was'...
The tweets posted over the weekend tell the story of how the 61-year-old, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in her early fifties, has now served her last day working in the store after five years of employment, where she started shortly before her diagnosis.
After being forced to give up her career as a bookkeeper as the illness took hold, Doron's mother applied for and got a job picking in-store for online deliveries in 2012.
When the store was made aware of an official diagnosis less than a year later, Doron reveals his family expected his mother to be told she couldn't be employed.
However, he explains that Sainsbury's instead did everything they could to ensure she stayed working at the store.
He writes that the company 'offered regular re-training; changed her hours; had regular welfare meetings with her and my dad; ensured her colleagues were aware of her condition so they were able to help her.' 
I suspect there are other businesses who do this but don't get the recognition.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

A Teacher Thrown Under The Bus

Congratulations to some know it all punk from the Florida high school shooting who blamed a teacher for being a coward, even though the teacher was doing exactly he had been trained to do.
From the NY Post: More than two weeks after the high-school shooting massacre in Parkland, Fla., anger and second-guessing continue to simmer there, with one student tweeting his teacher was a “coward” — triggering an online war of words.
Math teacher Jim Gard left “75% of his students out in the hallway to be slaughtered,” juniorJosh Gallagher claimed on Twitter on Feb. 28.
None of Gard’s students would die in the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS, which left 14 students and three faculty slain.
Still, the teacher didn’t unlock the math-class door when his terrified students banged on it from the hallway, even as shots rang out, Gallagher tweeted.
The left-out kids cowered in the hallway “for four total minutes ducking and in fear for our lives,” before a different teacher let them inside another classroom, Gallagher tweeted.
“Omg. I’m so sorry to hear another shameful act of cowardice,” wrote We R Kate Steinle at @No1islistening0.
“Jim Gard must live with what he did,” responded Janeka Smith at @JanekaSmith1.
This story that the press ran and the little punks writing on Twitter really passes me off.
The teacher didn’t exactly what he was supposed to do.
As a former school teacher, I have through my fair share trainings and active shooting drills.
The teacher also moved his students away from the door and kept them quiet in a terrible situation, which is what he is supposed to do.
That school district and the local, state and national teachers better defend this teacher for doing his job correctly in an impossible situation.

Illegal Alien To Prison For Life

Another reason to increase deportations.
From the Elko NV Daily Free Press: 
Jose de Jesus Segundo-Huizar was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday for the 2016 murder and decapitation of Carmen Magallanes-Sanchez.
Segundo-Huizar, 48, pleaded no contest Nov. 27 in Elko District Court to first degree murder, a category A felony, for killing Magallanes-Sanchez in her Ryndon home on Aug. 24, 2016....
The incident began with an argument between Magallanes-Sanchez and Segundo-Huizar. She first hit Segundo-Huizar and then she was struck by the defendant, hitting her head on a sink and falling to the floor. The defendant bludgeoned the victim with a hammer and transported the body 30 miles north on Mountain City Highway. He buried the body less than one mile off of the highway.
In Segundo-Huizar’s confession, he told police he “had thoughts of Carmen sitting up in the grave and screaming for help, so he went back to his van, retrieved a knife, cut Carmen’s throat, and then cut Carmen’s head off.” He drove to another spot and buried the head....
Segundo-Huizar, who has been in custody at the Elko County Jail since his arrest Oct. 3, 2016, admitted at his arraignment in November that he is not a United States citizen.

Garrison Keillor Back On Stage

My favorite liberal entertainer, Garrison Keibler, is back on stage after being accused of sexual harassment.
From the Daily Courier from Prescott, AZ:
There’s a beauty to being disgraced, said Garrison Keillor at his first show since Minnesota Public Radio cut ties with him last year.
That’s when you find out the person you’ve been married to is the most wonderful person in the world who loves you even though you’ve been inappropriate and unseemly, Keillor said. It’s also when you find out who your friends really are, he added after the show.
“In the newspaper, they refer to you as a disgraced broadcaster. They refer to this as a scandal, but your true friends, and you don’t need that many of them, but you find out for absolute sure who they are in the first two weeks after all of this happens,” he said. “They write into you and they say ‘I know no matter what it says in the paper, or no matter what Minnesota Public Radio says I know who you are.’ And that’s a brave thing to say. Maybe I’ve got 15 people now that I know I could call on them in any situation.”
Hundreds filled the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center Wednesday night, Feb. 28, including Paul and Connie Ziebell...
In his first show since November, Keillor sang upon taking the stage and right before leaving, telling tales of, among others, buying a plot in the cemetery where his parents, grandparents and an old girlfriend are buried 12 miles from where he was born, his conversation with an obituary writer and where in the obituary they’ll fit his controversy and the poem he wrote to an old girlfriend whose funeral he attended. He also told a few limericks.
Keillor had the old time radio show, Prairie Home Companion which I listened to for years, mostly for the music but also the humor.
He was accused of sexual harassment late last year and he was kicked to the curb. I think Keillor understated what happened while Minnesota Public Radio grossly overstated what happened due in part that wanted to get rid of Keillor so they can focus on the NPR show and host "Live From Here" with Chris Thile, which is a younger person version of PHC.  The new show has much lower ratings than Keillor and MPR is afraid of that.
Even though Keillor is an extreme liberal, it's nice to see him back on stage.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Great Moments In Education

You think the problem is having the State of West Virgina dictate the salaries of teachers instead of the local school districts as West Virginia schools have been shut down by a teachers strike for the 7th day.
From the NY Times:  A statewide teacher strike in West Virginia entered its seventh day on Friday, with teachers defying efforts by the state’s governor and union leaders to end the walkout with a deal to raise pay.
Earlier this week, James C. Justice, the governor, announced a plan to raise teachers’ salaries by 5 percent, and state union leaders said teachers would return to work on Thursday. But teachers across the state have refused, saying they will not return until the State Legislature completes the deal, and counties across the state have kept schools closed.
Wearing red T-shirts, often emblazoned with the names of their counties, the teachers filled the chambers of the State Senate on Friday morning and filled the hallways and rotunda of the Capitol, chanting, “We’re not leaving.”
“At this point everybody’s still prepared to be out for the long haul,” said Julie Alderman, 35, a first-grade teacher in Logan County, in the state’s southern section, who was waiting for a babysitter to arrive so she could head to Charleston, the capital. “We’re starting to kind of say, ‘Wow, this really may last a while.’”
Politically, this may have an impact on the WV Senate race where you have moderate/liberal sitting senator going for re-election going against a Republican, and the GOP will be blamed for the strike.