Saturday, June 30, 2018

TSA to grope snacks?

Here we go again, with the TSA groping your children and grandma snacks: The Day
TSA agents are instructing [passengers] to remove their snacks and other food items from their carry-ons and place them in those ubiquitous plastic bins for separate screening.

It's not part of agency's standard policy, according to TSA spokesman Mike England[.]
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[The] "recommendation" appears to be gaining steam and moving rapidly into the territory of de-facto protocol[.]
Ho! We actually have a name of a person from the TSA instead of the usual, "The TSA says..."

"De-facto protocol"?!?!? The TSA is nothing but de-facto protocol.

What will the TSA do next...search your liver?

Fat Bastard Michael Moore says," We have to put our bodies on the line."

Leni Riefenstahl Lard Lad propagandist Michael Moore, says:
"The only way that we’re going to stop [President Donald Trump] is eventually we’re all going to have to put our bodies on the line. You’re going to have to be willing to do this."
Well...The Fat Bastard certainly has enough "body" to put on the line.


 
Click on the "labels" below for more Fat Bastard Fat Shaming.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Maybe...if the lines were painted 50 yards apart?!?!?!?

We've all seen the below, in person, or pics from a friend or online.  I'm probably the 189th million blogger/Tweeter/social media etc to post a pic like this...

...but we all agree, don't we, that the below would continue happening even if the white lines were 50 yards apart? Can I get an 'Amen'? Thanks.

(Actual image taken by me. Not a Pho-shop or a pic found via search).

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Tesla Electric Cars: Dirty, Filthy, Polluting, Earth Destroying, Global Warming Escalatng Contributor

The pure, clean, enviro-friendly electric Tesla cars are no better for the environment than diesel or gas. Climate Change Dispatch:
Despite being recognized as among the most environmentally friendly on the market, Tesla vehicles harm the planet just about as much as their diesel and petrol equivalents, according to a recent analysis by Engaged Tracking, a London-based research firm.
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This is because more CO2 is emitted during the manufacturing of electric vehicles, and the electricity Tesla vehicles in the U.K. require are generated mostly by coal and gas.
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Tesla countered with: "the group’s findings, claiming the comparison of a Model S — a larger model — to an average vehicle is not fair."
Oh, gee - the "[ it's ] not fair" cry from the Left / Earth-Fcukers. What isn't unfair to them? When have they ever been "fair"?

Unfortunately for Tesla, this is not the first study that concluded electric cars proved no benefit to the environment.

From the same story/link above:
The Manhattan Institute published a report in May that analyzed the cost of electric automobiles and their effectiveness to clean the environment.

The Institute’s findings were quite notable: electric cars actually increase the amount of pollution into the atmosphere compared to new internal combustion vehicles.
So far, (and tech can change), electric cars provide no benefit to the environment. This information has no impact or effect on the Enviro-First-Facts-Don't-Matter crowd who will once again don their denial cap and undergo yet another session of flip of the switch.

Wolrd News - June 27, 2018

Lake County, CA Image: ©Canadian Press
 
Wildfire in Northern Cali rages. MSN:
The fire in Lake County north of San Francisco is now nearly 18 square miles[.]
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... over the weekend residents had to evacuate all homes in the town of Spring Valley, where about 3,000 people live.
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India TodayCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau  criticized for taking too many days off and worsening ties with India:
The Canadian Conservative Party's tweet..."Justin Trudeau is taking yet another "personal" day today.["]
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SMH.au - Liberal Party gathering at a chicken and kebab shop turns into brawl:
There are conflicting stories on what caused the brawl.
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Eurasia Review Op/Ed: Trump is right leaving the Iran deal.
...the Obama administration’s bad deal, [was] long on promises but short on verifiable claims of denuclearization by the Iranian regime.
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The Week (UK): A "far-right" surge in Sweden.
EU’s most liberal country could be next to face populist earthquake, analysts suggest[.]
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Dozens of people have been killed over the past two years by gangs mostly from run-down suburbs dominated by immigrants.
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The rise in violence, which has been linked to Sweden’s liberal “open-door” policies[.]
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Science Alert: Astronomers Are Freaking Out Over a Very, VERY BRIGHT Cow:
[The Cow] stood out [because] it was so unlike a standard exploding star.

Most events like it take several weeks to reach peak luminosity, but in the course of just three days, AT2018cow became about 10 times as bright as a normal supernova.
 Image: Clipartix
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BBC|Northern IrelandWhen is it too hot to work? (Not just outside).
Beside a furnace...[which] is kept at around 1150F so it's hot anywhere close to it no matter the time of the year.
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London South East: UK business, unions and workers want Brexit fast-tracked:
"We are calling on the UK government and the EU to inject pace and urgency in the negotiations, bringing about measurable progress, in particular a backstop arrangement to avoid a hard border in Ireland."
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I NewsTampons should be free. (Are they being caged?)

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Funeral director Ashley McDonald recently had to install an extra-wide fridge to make sure his firm could keep up with a heavier population.

"We've bought fridges with a larger than standard door to help us to be sustainable for the future as people are getting larger."
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Talk about a more appropriate time for the title of an Alice Cooper album:

Flush it indeed. Take in the latest from the Paris Men's Fashion 2019 Spring/Summer collection Who is wearing these clothes and where? Other than the catwalk? There are 55 images. Keep on scrolling down the link...heck, maybe you will find something you like.
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Typo fixed 6/27/2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Woman goes meltdown whack on Spirit Airlines

How did this woman pass the TSA checkpoint, as opposed to the "threat" posed by a 96 year-old lady in a wheelchair?

It's too bad the TSA can't "pat-down" what's going on in someones mind. (Although I'm sure it's just a matter of time until the TSA implements technology that will read our thoughts and brain  before allowing us to board our flight).

(Possible short commercial prior to the plane video).


Video taken by passenger Chianti Washington

Passengers on a Spirit Airlines flight are describing what they saw when a woman had a mid-flight meltdown on the way from Houston to Minneapolis, [that occurred when] the flight made an emergency landing in Rochester, Minnesota, for a different passenger who needed medical attention.
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During the intense one-minute, 20-second video, the woman curses, makes threats involving her brothers, and acts erratically before a plane full of stunned passengers.

"Get me the f*** off this (long string of expletives) plane!" the woman screams. "You want to be (expletive) and b**chy to me? You'll see me f***ing pissed."
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"Do you know who my brothers are? They are f***ing Marine snipers. Do you want to f*** with a f***ing Marine?" she screams, before pushing her way toward the cockpit.
The ABC7 story mentions some believe the woman has PTSD, which, if so, I truly feel for her. But that's not justification for this behavior on an airplane or in public. I hope she seeks help before she harms herself and/or others.

Saint Maxine Waters, Patron Saint of Harassers and Bullies

In April, California Rep. Maxine Waters [D-LooneyBin], accused President Donald Trump of "bullying California."  (How do you 'bully' a landmass?) Truth Feed News:
Maxine Waters, the Cali Rep. who calls for Trump’s impeachment every other day, is now saying that Trump is bullying California because he didn’t win the state[.]
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...she thought President Donald Trump was being “vindictive” and “taking it out” on California[.]
And in December 2017, Saint Maxine decried Fox News as being "holy" and "bullying everybody." 

Just another case of deranged, Liberal  psychological projection.

On Saturday, June 23, Saint Maxine encouraged confrontational harassment of Trump staffers. And she said, 'God is on our side.' The Christian Post:
At a weekend rally in California, Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters encouraged her supporters...
"Go forth in multitudes ye Liberal Fringe and Harass those who disagree with 'us'. Do not allow them to dine in peace, buy gasoline in peace nor shop in department stores in peace. We shall harass them and bully them day and night, without end, for eternity. And, God is on our side! Except on that abortion thingy. Hallelujah! Hallelujah!"
Okay, she didn't say those exact words...but yeah, that's what she said.


This is the same Saint Maxine who referred to the deaths of over 50 people and property damage exceeding $1 Billion Dollars as "an insurrection."

Saint Maxine later tried to back-peddle her pro-harassment LA speech by saying "Protest is civility." CNN:
"I have nothing to do with the way people decide to protest," she said. "I have no way of telling people how to protest, what they should protest."
What's with the sudden memory loss, because Saint Maxine did indeed tell her minions how they should protest. "Harass them" when dining, when buying gasoline and when in department stores. For once, Saint Maxine's words were not unclear.

Model/Actor and possible future Conservative political candidate Antonio Sabato, Jr. suggests putting Saint Maxine in jail for,  basically, inciting harassment and bullying

Saint Maxine...final, irrefutable, empirical evidence that Cali grows the best ganj in the world. Take another toke, Saint Maxine. God is on your side.

Monday, June 25, 2018

EU + Copyright Reform = Making Sausages

The quote is attributed to Otto von Bismarck: "Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made."

And in some cases, this with the EU, these sausages internet regulations should simply be abandoned.

From The Journal.ie:
The EU [Legal Affairs Committee] narrowly passed the reform, with 13 votes in favour and 11 against in a ballot that was kept secret given the bitter divisions on the issue. This means the Copyright Directive is now in its final form.
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* Article 11 would force online platforms like Google and Facebook to pay for links to news content they use. Major publishers have pushed for the reform, seeing it as an urgently needed solution against a backdrop of free online news that has decimated earnings for traditional media companies.

* Article 13 would require websites to monitor copyrighted material and would make them legally liable for any copyrighted material shared by users.
From Futurism:
Article 11 would create a new “link tax” that would force news aggregators, search engines, blogs, social networks, and publishers to get a license before linking to any other news source.
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Article 13 would institute “censorship machines” that would scan every piece of user-uploaded content for any copyright infringement, no matter whether it’s a meme, a parody, or some other totally innocuous piece of content.
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We already know this kind of link tax doesn’t work to bring more income to publications. As Julia Reda, German Member of the European Parliament, points out, the result of similar “link taxes” in Germany and Spain was disappointing. “Journalists certainly never saw additional remuneration,” she writes[.]
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“Algorithms that do content-matching are frankly terrible at it,” writes Cory Doctorow, journalist and co-editor of Boing Boing, in a blog post for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Tech News

 
Take the time to read this. Technocracy: We are All Prisoners of the Surveillance State:
We now find ourselves in the unenviable position of being monitored, managed and controlled by our technology, which answers not to us but to our government and corporate rulers.

Consider that on any given day, the average American going about his daily business will be monitored, surveilled [sic], spied on and tracked in more than 20 different ways, by both government and corporate eyes and ears.
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In the "Thank You, EU" Department, memes could become a punishable offense.  BGR:
As Business Insider reports, Article 13 of the new EU Copyright Directive has been approved, and it could have a huge impact on the amount of potentially copyright-infringing content you see on sites like Reddit, Twitter, and Facebook.
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ZD Net: Is your brain analog or digital?

 
Credit: iStock / D3Damon via Medical Xpress
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...a security researcher known as Hacker Fantastic just published a video purporting to show a way that you can get more than 10 guesses at a locked iPhone’s PIN – without opening up the device or trying a physical bypass of the security hardware.
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Ars Technia: The second man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin is suing his family, his son, his former manager and just about everyone else.
[Aldrin's lawsuit] alleges that the family has taken advantage of the 88-year-old through a de facto guardianship.
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Ars Technia: If you have children playing Nintendo you need to read this and from Reddit, this.
...it seems hackers have found a way to insert indecent content into our children's games.

[And] it seems to be an issue with users' profile pictures. The picture was changed several times over the course of my time patrolling, each picture being [graphic content].
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PC World - Review and all the specs on Lenovo's Y730 laptop for gaming.
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Dark Reading.com: Email scam: pay the ransom or get infected with the WannaCry virus.
...the attackers don't really have the WannaCry malware in hand. "Simply put, it's a protection racket[."]
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Not for the squeamish. Ars Technia: Selfies show worm slithered through woman’s face for 2 weeks.
... she noticed an unusual lump on her cheek, below her left eye. Five days later it was gone, but another had formed just above her left eye.
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To track the progress of her roving blemish, she took selfies.
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We all wish we had more hours in the day, don't we? Well,  there's always a day on Venus. Ars Technia:
Sunrise to sunrise (metaphorically speaking, given Venus’ cloud-choked atmosphere), a day there is about 117 Earth-days long.
Long days on Venus.  Image: ©Planet-C

Friday, June 22, 2018

Charles Krauthammer: 1950 - 2018

Charles Krauthammer, the definitive definition of civility. 

Charles Krauthammer March 13, 1950 - June 21, 2018

Various obituaries





And Variety:
Fox News’ Chris Wallace said that “in all the years I knew Charles, I never heard him express any sense of pity, why me.
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"He loved his Washington Nationals."
I don't know if Mr. K. enjoyed hockey or not, but everyone in Washington must have had some degree of thrill in seeing - after 44 years - their Capitals win the 2018 Stanley Cup.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

If his last name wasn't Fonda, he'd just be another heroin junkie/meth head, slowly killing himself, on a San Fran street.


It makes me wonder about the degree of depravity and mental instability when a person like Peter Fonda writes or says something like this.


Oh, yeah - dude...Mr. Makes Terroristic Threats at a Child...it doesn't look like those frontal hair transplant grafts survived. That's a shame. Sometimes "plugs" just don't "take".


As opposed to, oh, I don't know...James Woods, who has a great head of hair...


...and is, by leaps and bounds, a much, much better and talented actor.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tech News - Time To Reclaim our Privacy Edition

We will rue the day we voluntarily gave up our privacy to tech devices. And that day already happened. The rue is coming... 

Google Home + Chromecast = hackers discover exact physical location of IOT (Internet of Things). Threat Post:
Google Home and Chromecast devices allow attackers to uncover the precise physical locations of the connected gadgets thanks to two common internet of things issues present in both.
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...an attacker can use DNS rebinding to carry out an attack. This is a technique where JavaScript in a malicious web page is used to communicate with or gain control of a victim router or other target device that uses a default password and web-based administration.
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GeekMS helping ICE.
...there’s one piece of Microsoft news we’ve been sad to see not get a ton reporting, news that’s not quite new but disturbingly relevant again. In case you didn’t know, Microsoft is supporting ICE[.]
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Beta News: MicroSoft backtracks; distancing itself from ICE collaboration.
...people took to social media to call out Microsoft, making references to the child separation policy; shortly afterwards, the ICE reference was deleted. Now it is back[.]
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In late May, EFF filed comments criticizing DHS’s plans to collect, store, and share biometric and biographic records it receives from external agencies and to exempt this information from the federal Privacy Act. 
I ask: just how much more personal information do you want DHS to have on you? DHS is out of control.  Biometric Update:
The database will include multiple biometrics, including face images and DNA data, as well as “data from questionable sources, and highly personal data on innocent people." 
Please, please, please - get involved with the EFF.
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MIT Tech Review: It's time to REIGN IN THE DATA BARONS!
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Gizmodo: Alexa in your hotel room.
[You] forget your toothbrush [while on vacation]. [Don't call the front desk, tell Alexa].  Amazon’s new Alexa for Hospitality service, which puts an Echo device in your hotel room, might let you avoid the conversation altogether, and let you bring a bit of your always-on, always-listening, always-spying smart home with you. So don’t do anything stupid.
Yeah - calling the front desk for a toothbrush, or going to the nearest retail store and buying a new tooth brush -- well, it's just such a laborious task for some people. 
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Information Week - Quantum computing needs to be on your radar now:

Quantum computing will bring wonderful advances to our lives, BUT - - - it will also be used for incredibly nefarious purposes.
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Tech News WorldHacking Academia.
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Recall Vault 7 Bleeping Computer:  Ex-CIA Employee Charged with Leak of Classified CIA Vault 7 Hacking Tools 
The Department of Justice has announced new charges against former CIA software engineer Joshua Schulte for allegedly leaking classified CIA documents, software projects, and hacking utilities called Vault 7 to WikiLeaks. Schulte was charged on August 24, 2017 with possession of child pornography, but was also believed to be the source of the embarrassing leak of CIA documents.
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Who OWNS BIG MEDIA?  Recode has a wonderful diagram explaining it all.
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Yep...the  refrain coming is, "Well, everyone else got that 'mark' on their forehead or hand, so why not me?"

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day


The below from Here.

A father is a person who loves and respects you.
He is honest and he never neglects you.
He is the greatest that your eyes will ever see.
No other man like him will there ever be.
When you are in your bedroom and scared at night;
A father comes in to let you know that everything is alright.
Education is important so stay in school hanging out on the streets is not so cool.
Listen to me son, so the day you become a man.
Like me you will do everything you can.
A father is like no other man around
Another man like him can never be found.

© Sally B. Williams

I'd forgotten today was Dad's day. The kids (well, they're all grown) reminded me.

Happy and Blessed Father's Day to all Dads.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Tech News

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WIRED: AT&T / Time Warner deal done; now what?
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TechDirtAT&T's purchase of Time Warner brings competitive headaches.
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Martian Dust storm lets rover nap. C|NET:
NASA's Opportunity rover is stuck in a huge storm that has literally turned day to night, forcing the solar-powered robot to nap for now.
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Within a week, the storm had grown to cover an area larger than North America. Just a few days later, NASA says the storm has more than doubled in size again making it nearly the size of Asia and casting a very ominous shadow on the Opportunity Rover, which is caught in the storm.
Mars Dust Storm - Image: NASA
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Tech Crunch"THEY" can see you through your walls.
...a system that can see your body through walls, recreating your poses when you walk, sit, or simply stand still. 
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DiggWheelies.
(I don't know why the lower screen is like that. It's a simple copy and paste embed code. Tried a few times, couldn't get rid of it. Click lower right and make it full screen).



Morbidly obese VW bus will serve free hot dogs in NYC all summer.
 Image Source: Public Art Fund
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BETA NewsWindows 10 tales of woe. (And there was much weeping and gnashing of teeth).
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The agency found no evidence that the vehicle's crash-avoidance systems kicked in before the horrific crash[.]
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"At three seconds prior to the crash and up to the time of impact with the crash attenuator, the Tesla's speed increased from 62 to 70.8mph, with no precrash braking or evasive steering movement detected," the report notes.
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GeekNerdy gifts for geeky Dads for Father's Day.
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Science News: New theory that the Easter Island (Rapa Nui) statues were pulled [using] cylinders up a ramp with ropes[.]:
No more than 15 people were needed to manipulate ropes that rolled stone cylinders, or pukao, up ramps.
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The hatlike cylinders were then tipped over to rest atop statues[.]
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Hundreds of [statues] [measure] up to 10 meters tall and [weigh] up to 74 metric tons.
 Image: C. Lipo

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Improving TSA

First, I've called the TSA people FAT TSA CUNTS aplenty, here and here .  But for this post, I'll feign respect and objectivity, referring to them as employees or just TSA.

And yes, I am sure the majority of TSA workers do their job very efficiently, professionally and courteously. But there are way too many TSA scandals of an intrusive TSA. Far too many. And those that defy comprehension. If I'm going to be critical of something, I also think it requires me to have answers to what I'm bitching about. And I don't know these are THE answers or solutions, but I think they are worth consideration.

* Once the TSA worker's gloves have examined my shoes, the pat-down is over. I do not want them touching any other part of my body with the same gloves that just were on my shoes and soles. If TSA wants to pat me down again after examining my shoes, they need to put on a new pair of their fancy little blue gloves.

* I want to personally see the TSA worker put on a new pair of gloves before they touch me. While TSA policy may say they require their "pat-down" people to change gloves with each person, I want to see them put on fresh gloves before they touch me. [T]he more intimate the contact, the germier it gets  and the increased infection risks at airport pat-downs.

*  TWICE IS ENOUGH: Unless during the pat-down some anomaly is suspected or out of the ordinary, two pat-downs are enough. Some TSA workers run their hands over a part of the body five, six, nine, or more times. This is ridiculous. Twice is enough. If something seems amiss, then a different TSA worker should  check out the specific area. If everything seems legit, end the pat-down and let the person leave. If something doesn't seem right, take additional steps for making a determination.

* Either screen, inspect and swab every wheelchair, "walker", cane, crutch, etc or screen none of them. It's senseless to check a "random wheelchair" and not the next seven.

* Establish a defined process for the least invasive pat-down for children under, say age 10. And there is no valid reason why the parent or adult companion of a child cannot be with or near the child during the process, PERIOD.

* Establish a defined process for the least invasive pat-down for the elderly and any person with special needs. Again, in these cases, there is no reason to deny an adult to be near or with an infirm person during the procedure. Imagine someone with Alzheimer's or other cognitive loss or physical disability (spine issues, unable to stand, lift their arms up,etc) being detained for a 5 or 6 minute pat-down. The intrusive and prolonged "pat-down" experience that happened to a 96 year -old woman  should never happen to anyone. It is disrespectful and undignified.

* Any flyer who passes the defined pat down procedure should  never be denied boarding their flight because they refuse to allow TSA to see their colostomy bag , prosthesis or other devices that some people depend on to live. The people who have these devices can help themselves by  having a letter from their physician, stating simply so-and-so has a medical condition. For medical privacy, the specific condition does not need to be stated.

"Okay, Dave, but a letter from a doctor can be faked."  Yep, it sure can, as can many other documents, passports or other items and devices. How far do you want to carry this? These are colostomy bags, prosthetics, pace makers and other medical devices, not, "We suspect you're concealing a howitzer." If the goal is completely eliminating 100% of all risk in flying, the only alternative is to never get on a plane.


* An alternative to hands: What else could be used to perform the pat-down that isn't a pair of human hands? Something similar to a ruler, perhaps? An oval rolling pin? Something other than a pair of hands groping and frisking?

* The TSA worker needs to describe the reason for additional or more intimate pat-downs. "There appears to be a secret compartment in your shoe heel."  "Please allow us to confirm you're carrying an actual portable oxygen concentrator."

* Absolutely no secret watch-list  of Americans asserting their Constitutional Rights.

* Names and titles/positions of the TSA need to be provided in reports or any TSA response. No more, "The TSA says...", "The TSA replied..." - The TSA can't verbalize anything. It is an inorganic structure. Names and titles need to be included in all TSA responses and replies.

* We are also part of this problem. Parents, guardians...we have accepted and acquiesced in allowing the intrusive nature in all pat-downs, but especially those of children and the elderly.  If you witnessed any other person touching your child in the same manner of the TSA, you'd be correctly screaming, "child molester." Yet, parents sit passively while their children are groped. We can end this, but we must speak out and take action.

* It must be mandatory that after a TSA worker puts on their blue gloves, before the pat-down begins, they hand you a business card with the following information: their first and last name, TSA ID Employee Number and both a regional TSA location, address and phone number as well as the national TSA location, phone number, address and email addresses. Police officers give out a card. So does the sheriff. FBI agents give out a card. So why not the TSA?

These incidents of intrusive or OVERKILL pat-downs that go viral makes me wonder if TSA workers aren't doing this deliberately, some sort of contest,  to see who can go further than the other in dehumanizing and demeaning another individual in some sort of sick and perverted game.

A little over a year ago, the TSA warned police agencies of the latest intrusive pat-down procedures.   If you're informing police agencies nationwide that, "Hey, you might be receiving phone calls from people claiming sexual harassment, attempted rape, child molestation and elder abuse, don't worry, it's just us TSA," then the invasiveness must be pretty unsavory and humiliating. How much more leverage do you want these people to have?

Is the TSA effective? You be the judge.

This is not something that, over time, will become less intrusive on its own.

Additional reading:

Your Rights at airport screenings and checkpoints.

Does your doctor choose radiation scans or "pat downs"?

What the TSA won't tell you. 

IHOB

How is this newsworthy?
 ...[ IHOb ] heralds new age of PR stunts....
 "New age of PR stunts..." - Puh-lease.


Monday, June 11, 2018

Obligatory Post on Trump/Jong Un Singapore Summit

Good.

We'll see what happens.

If a Democrat president was doing this, the Libs and Media would be falling and fawning all over themselves and their (political) party in self-adoration.

Kim Jong Un brings his own toilet to Singapore

Kim Jong Un brings his own toilet to Singapore:  FOX News:
“Rather than using a public restroom, the leader of North Korea has a personal toilet that follows him around when he travels,” [said Lee Yun-keol, a North Korean defector who was previously a North Korean Guard Command unit.]  “The leader’s excretions contain information about his health status so they can’t be left behind.”

This is not the first time he has done this. CBS News:
The restrooms are not only in Kim Jong Un's personal train but whatever small or midsize cars he is traveling with and even in special vehicles that are designed for mountainous terrain or snow," a source in South Pyongan Province familiar with Kim's Escort Command told the DailyNK in 2015. "There are multiple vehicles within the convoy so that people cannot tell which one he is in, and there is a separate car that acts as his restroom."

Return to the 2018 Stanley Cup for a Glimpse (maybe kinda inappropriate for work)

How was I not aware of this? To the individual who informed me; Thank you!

Alex Ovechkin's (and André Burakovsky) post-game victory lap after the  Washington Capitals winning the 2018 Stanley Cup.




Sunday, June 10, 2018

TSA Out Of Control and...WHO is speaking for them?

I had no idea TSA was this bad. I've managed to - so far - never experience delays or "handsy" pat-downs. I'm sure those days are over. My name probably hit all the TSA lists a few hours ago.  That's okay, though. I'll get a chance to try one of several fake IDs and passports that I have. I think I'll be Tony Abdallah-Akmahari, Green Bay, Wisconsin. It's the Packers' Cap that will fool 'em.

But this TSA shit is for shit.

There are far too many incidents in TSA situations where the Agent went Overkill on their poking, stroking, handling, cupping and running their hands over another individual.

Whether it happens to an adult or child, it's much too frequent that we hear about a TSA agent groping someone, or groping children in unacceptable methods, or an unreasonable and prolonged search of a 96 year-old lady.

As for the TSA's limp attempt to explain that alot of things can be hidden with someone in a wheelchair, well - then you better check every single fucking wheelchair because what sense does it make to check one, but not the next seven?

If the intent of the TSA is preventing terrorism associated with what can be affixed to wheelchairs, then add a line in all the airports specifically designated for all wheelchairs, all subject to the same method and standard of pat-downs and the same time taken for each.

And why is it so rare for a name associated with the TSA when the TSA "says" something? Whenever situations like the above occur, we'll read only, "The TSA responded by saying, ..." blah blah blah.  Well - who fucking said it. Name the person.

The TSA is a fucking inorganic entity. It consists of buildings, rooms and material used in its construction and its creation exists on a piece of paper, neither of which is capable of speaking. The TSA can't "say" anything. So why the reluctance or secrecy in rarely providing a name when one of these issues arises?

We know the names of the people in charge of the FBI. CIA, NSA. IRS and other agencies. More often than not, when one of these agencies "says something",  the name of the person speaking for the agency is given.  What's the reason for such secrecy in avoiding naming the person speaking for the TSA?

Image from: RantVentRant

What the FAT TSA CUNTS are doing doesn't surprise me, but it's the degree of invasiveness that is reprehensible.

From CBS News, on the story of the 96 year-old lady in the wheelchair, the weak attempt from the TSA in justifying the almost-six-minute physical elder abuse:
In a statement to CBS News, the agency says "TSA is committed to ensuring the security of travelers, while treating all passengers with dignity and respect.
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The passenger was very cooperative and gave no indication that she was agitated or in discomfort. She received a pat-down and was cleared for her flight."
Again with..."the agency says"...a non-living entity speaks. Fucking amazing.

What the fuck kind of rationale is that? What did they expect she might do, leap  up and sprint away? The TSA had a captive individual.

"She gave no indication that she was agitated or in discomfort."  The "entity" who said this is a fucking moron piece of shit CUNT. I want to know who said this.

Watch the footage again and...

... starting at 54 seconds, LOOK AT HER FACE. Does she look happy? It's the face of someone who has resigned herself that she is going to suffer indignant treatment in public, the extent of something she has probably never encountered in her 96 years.

Note how she closes her eyes, probably wishing it will end soon, feeling humiliated. Who wouldn't under the same circumstances?

WATCH HER from 2:43 to 3:32. Look at her face at 4:15 to 4:41 and to the end.

Watch the numerous "pat-downs" from armpit to under her breasts. The lady is disgusted by it. That she has to endure this  - that ANYONE has to endure this - is nothing but public humiliation.

"She gave no indication that she was agitated or in discomfort." 

Well, there ya go. The inorganic, non-living TSA agency that SPEAKS can, with total certainty and accuracy, assess a person's emotional and physical feelings from watching a video clip.

She's clearly uncomfortable during the whole almost-six-minute grope. Anyone would feel the same.

There are hours and hours of YouTube TSA inappropriate and unacceptable pat-downs. Like I said, I had no idea it is this bad. This is epidemic, not opioids.

THIS GUY HERE? Whoa. Total fucking badass. Thank God for the TSA.

Here's a MALE FAT TSA CUNT.  (See, I said I'm an equal opportunity offender of who I call a Cunt).  How many fucking times do you need to run your hands up and down someone's thighs or calves before you determine the only things under the clothing is their fucking thighs or calves?

Here's one with a TSA FAT CUNT who didn't want to be recorded because she didn't feel comfortable being recorded. Awww, is that not the shame of shames? What a Cunt. And This TSA FAT CUNT doesn't do her job and another TSA lackey does it for her. Pathetic.

Straight from the TSA site: IT IS NOT ILLEGAL OR PROHIBITED TO RECORD THE PATTING DOWN PROCESS.  

These poor people...you can't miss THIS VIDEO.
[For]  a woman who had a prosthetic breast and a man with a colostomy bag malfunction, the pat down can be a nightmare.
I haven't yet been able to watch THIS TSA INCIDENT... to the end. The FAT TSA CUNT MUST "swab" the wheelchair of a 9 year old girl.  And the CUNT lies, saying recording the "pat-down" is prohibited. Fuck you Cunt.

Nine-year old boy with a PACEMAKER suffers TSA Hell.

Another, disgusting molestation of a child by a TSA CUNT.

Another entry of a FAT TSA MALE CUNT who (appears to enjoy patting down children far too much) prevented an obvious threat by doing a thorough "pat-down".  
 
And - Le pièce de résistance:  (I knew this was out there and I'd run across it and I did. And I didn't even search for it).


Yes, "we, the inanimate TSA that can speak are investigating the allegations."  Well, at least this time we know TSA "officials" said this, presumable some living, organic entities having the ability to communicate in a language understood by humans.

Their background check didn't include reviewing social sites of potential employees before hiring them?  I bet buying a handgun has a rigorous background check. But not so much for the TSA. Surprising? Not at all.

The above from Aangirfan: (scroll down a bit on the linked page)

And a SECOND pièce de résistance:
Airport police got a call to come deal with a madman roaming around the terminal shouting, “I am God. I am in charge!”, as innocent bystanders stood watching in horror.
Have you guessed yet? Yep - the Madman was a TSA CUNT who had recently finished his shift. 

And from the same link:
A group of TSA agents were caught “using drugs after hours”, with at least one testing positive and getting the sack.
Oh - that explains all the gropings, then?

The TSA needs to be reigned in, and fast.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

TSA Overkill: Two FAT TSA Cunts at Washington Dulles International Airport

I keep my blog in a, relatively, mostly "PG-13" (or sometimes "R"), category. But there is an exception to everything, and I don't have any problems departing from the PG-13/R standard when certain situations require it. This is one of those exceptions.

Hence the title of this post. If use of the "Cunt" word offends you, well...you'll probably get over it. If not, I won't lose any sleep over it.

And ladies, I do not apply the term "Cunt" only to women, it's not a sexist thing for me. I've called plenty of men "Cunts" too. If the TSA agents in the video were men, I assure you, I'd be applying the same term to them.

I will say this for the fat Cunt who's doing the TSA pat-down on a 96 hear old woman in the wheelchair; she is at least being very polite. Probably a recently hired agent who was told by her supervisor - the OTHER FAT CUNT who attempts to block filming with her WIDE ASS - to do the pat-down. Actually, the one doing the pat-down probably thinks what she's doing is absurdly over-the-top.

The footage is disgusting. It's abhorrent. How many fucking times do you have to pat down the SAME AREAS on a person before you're satisfied there is nothing hidden? Twice? Seven? Nine?

And using the "wand" to check for traces of explosives? Are you fucking fucking kidding me?

This is blatant, TSA OVERKILL and ABUSE. I'd argue these TSA Cunts and their superiors should be charged with elder abuse.

And to boot, an almost SIX MINUTE search?

I hope the daughter got both first and last names of the TSA CUNTS.

I wish I could copy and paste the footage here, but I can't.

=> Here's the LINK to the video.
"My 96 year old mother being extensively searched by TSA.
"The 3 of us were all in wheelchairs. Only my 96 year old mother was subjected to this prolonged, repetitive search."
- -  Jeanne LaBrier Clarkson is at Washington Dulles International Airport.

To paraphrase RCMP Assistant Commissioner Mike McDonell, I guess the 96 year-old lady in the wheelchair getting repeatedly frisked by the TSA Cunts isn't considered a member of the "Broad Strata of Society."

More on "the Broad Strata of Society" HEREHERE and HERE.

Stolen Valor Dan Rather Still Considers Himself Relevant.
"WHAT'S THE FREQUENCY, KENNETH...
WHAT IS THE FREQUENCY?!"

One of the early pioneers of fake news is Dan Rather. He must still consider himself relevant? BWA-HA-HA.

Perhaps Dan's experiment  (allegedly just one time) with Chasing the Dragon maybe had permanent, long terms effects? 

This fossil from the CBS Mummified Museum went on a an epic rant on Facebook over President Donald Trump.

Aww, that's so sad. But the only time Liberals are truly happy is bitching about anyone who is not part of the exclusive, elitist, members-only Insane Liberal Clown Posse.

Dan is a fiction writer. His Killian Documents story was rife with fiction, untruths and plain old Liberal Lies. Fonts that didn't exist at the time. A style of spacing on Selectric Typewriters that was vacant from Rather's faked letters. Timelines that could not be tied to actual events or incidents. Well, what else can we expect from Liberals?

As recently as 2015, Dan "stands by his story." Well, Dan, you just keep standing by and telling that to yourself.

Dan Rather, not a Marine. Never was.

But what's this? Dan claimed to be a Marine. But he wasn't. Dan fabricated his claim of being a Marine.

What it really is, is a case of Stolen Valor. Accuracy in Media
Rather left the Marines before completing boot camp and the photo was obtained under questionable circumstances.
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It has been known for years that Rather was discharged before he finished basic training. Those facts were established by investigator B.J. Burkett in his book Stolen Valor.
MilitaryCorruption.com took the story one important step further.
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That is the photo that Rather somehow obtained to use in his book so he could claim to be a “young Marine.”
“Dan Rather has written several biographical books over the past 40 years, but this was the first time the Texan climbed out on a limb and portrayed himself in print as a onetime member of the Corps,” reported MilitaryCorruption.com “It was a risky move, as Dan knows he didn’t graduate from boot camp.”

What's Dan's opinion on Liberal Media Bias? The Daily Dot
"Liberal media bias [is] vastly overstated [and] usually reflects the bias of the person making the accusation."
Wow, talk about delusional.

"What's the Frequency, Kenneth?"

"WHAT'S THE FREQUENCY, KENNETH?"

Yeah, Dan got beat up on October 4, 1986. Wiki:
Bill Tager was born in the year 2265. Bill Tager is from the future. Bill Tager is not from our planet. Well, technically he is from earth but not from our earth.
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On Tagers earth the Vice-President of the world is a man named Kenneth Burrows, who just happens to look exactly like Dan Rather. [.]  Tager ... was paid a visit by Vice-President Burrows and was told that he had a transmitter implanted in his brain and if he chose to remain in the section of time/space that he was being sent to and didn't return at the designated time, he would be barraged with messages to return until he came back and reported on his mission. Then, and only then, would the transmitter be removed and he be given his full pardon.
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The constant voices were driving him insane. He wasn't even able to sleep at night. If there was any way Tager could find out the precise frequency that was being broadcast to his brain he could possibly override the voices and be able to sleep at night until he was able to make his return trip.
As he walked the streets of New York late on the evening of October 4th, 1986, Tager saw a man who he thought was Vice-President Kenneth Burrows. He quickly came to his senses and knew that Burrows would never make the risky trip himself and figured it must be Burrows' double on our earth. However, he thought, what were the chances that out of over 5 billion people on this planet, he would meet the twin of the man who had been sending hostile messages directly to his brain for over two weeks.
Tager called out to the man, "Kenneth! Kenneth Burrows!". To his surprise, the man, whom we know to be Dan Rather, turned to see who was yelling and was knocked to the ground. Tager repeatedly kicked Rather as he lay on the ground and yelled "What's the frequency Kenneth?" hoping to learn the frequency of the signal being broadcast to his brain and stop the voices.
Ah, the good old days. You should have just told him the frequency, Dan. Any frequency. But you were caught off-guard so quickly you didn't have time to concoct a lie. Probably one of the few times you weren't able to fabricate a reply.

So, Dan Kenneth...WHAT IS THE FREQUENCY?

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6/9/2018: This post was originally dated 6/10/2018 for some reason. Guess I should quit "Ambien blogging."

Also noticed typo of missing the second "E" in the name Kenneth on the second image. Again, I'll blame Ambien. I'll adopt a Dan Rather "belief" about that - that Kennth only has one "E" and I'm standing by that statement. (How many times have I said I can't proofread my own stuff?) :)

Friday, June 8, 2018

Caps Stanley Cup Winner over Vegas;
It Was Goalie vs Goalie

My prediction for last night's Game 5 for The Stanley Cup was:

LV 5;  Caps 4 in OT.

Actual Final Score:

Caps 4;  LV 3

Final series game total; Washington 4; Vegas 1.

And...I predicted a six-game series, but the Caps closed it down in five. Just another of my many inaccurate predictions. Eh ... I got a few right.

Game 5 definitely came down to Goalie vs Goalie; the Caps Braden Holtby and Vegas' Marc-Andre Fleury.


Neither team scored in the first period. After that, the pucks and goals started flying.

In the second period, with 13 minutes 36 seconds of play time remaining, Caps Jakub Vrana put Washington on the score board giving the Caps 1 to a yet-to-score Vegas.

Vegas answered Vrana's goal slightly over three minutes later when Nate Schmidt tied the game 1 - 1. The tie was short-lived. About 45 seconds later, Alex Ovechkin put the Caps up by another goal. The one goal advantage for the Caps didn't last long. Not quite three minutes later, David Perron scored and put the game at 2 - 2. And with 30 seconds remaining in period 2, Vegas scored again with Reilly Smith, ending P2 with Vegas at 3, Washington at 2. Smith's goal would be the last goal for Vegas.

Not quite ten minutes into P3, Devante Smith-Pelly scored as he fell to the ice and with a sweep of the stick, slid the puck past Fleury. Three and a half minutes later, Caps' Lars Eller scored putting the game at Caps 4; Vegas 3 - the final score of the game.

It was an incredible game.

 2018 Stanley Cup Winner: The Washington Capitals

Ovechkin was awarded MVP, and deservedly so.

When P3 ended with the Caps win, Ovechkin was ready for some beers.

The game had its share of skirmishes, but not as physical as I'd expected. 

Ovechkin became the first Russia-born captain to lift the Stanley Cup[.]
The game clock died, or for whatever reason was unavailable, in the final minute of the game. That added a few moments of confusion and suspense, but the clock re-booted or returned.

After 44 years of being an NHL team, the Caps won their first Stanley Cup. In their first season, Vegas earned their way into the Cup finals. You couldn't have planned for a Stanley Cup playoff with two such disparate teams.

Holtby and Fleury were so evenly matched - the game could have gone either way. But Holtby stopped one puck more than did Fleury.

This was a hell of a playoff series and Cup games.

NHL Training Camp for the 2018-2019 season begin mid-September with pre-season games starting a few weeks later.  

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Washington Caps Win 2018 Stanley Cup in Game 5;
Final Score - Caps 4; Vegas 3

Washington Capitals 2018
They deserve it.

"Epic comeback..."- CBS Sports: 
The Capitals bring the Cup home to Washington D.C. after an epic comeback win in Game 5.
 USA MacPaper:  "Stanley Cup mania in DC."

SB Nation:  "How the Capitals beat history."

NHL: Full Coverage

Game Stats

NHL Game 5, June 7: Caps at Vegas;
Does Washington Win The Cup Tonight?

Vegas is gonna be rockin'.

The crowd outside T-Mobile Area...it'll be massive.

Also in NHL News, the NHL is reviewing brutal hits and concussions.

There's a video at the link with a series of examples of some really, harsh hits that occurred, and yeah, some are brutal.

Biiiiiiiiiig Game 5  tonight. The Caps lead the series with three games to LV's one win, game 1.

The Cup will be in the House. If the Caps win, they'll roll it out (it really is a good looking trophy, isn't it?) and the Caps become the 2018 Stanley Cup winner, their first time in a 44 year existence.

Everything depends on one thing: is your goalie "in the zone"?

The performance of Caps' goalie, Braden Holtby, for the past two games, has been in the zone and deep, deep in the zone matrix in games 2, 3 and 4; the Caps winning each game

LV's Marc-Andre Fleury, a talented, tenured, fantastic, remarkable goalie who, before LV, was the goalie for the Penguins, has not been in the zone the past two games. 



This is the first time in the entire playoff series, from Round One to the present, where LV has lost two consecutive games.

Odds Sharks predicts: Caps 4.2; LV 1.2

I'm expecting the Caps will win tonight, but my pick is different.

I don't see LV winning three games in a row, not that it hasn't happened in past years with other teams. But I think LV has one more game in them, and that's tonight.

My pick:

LV 5;  Caps 4 in OT.

Note to self:  my prediction this series goes six games. LV wins tonight. The Caps win game six and The Stanley Cup...AT HOME, on Sunday June 10. Final best-of-seven series: Caps 4; LV 2.

8PM EST on regular NBC.

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Trivia: The LV Knights aren't LV's first professional hockey team. Before them, were The Gamblers.