Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg privacy joke gets no laughs.
Howard Beale - "Network": as relevant today as in 1976.

Mashable: Zuckerberg joke a slap in the face to Facebook victims.
Most awkward Zuck moments revolve around the CEO's inability to exhibit human emotion. This one comes with a serving of insult, added to injury.

[Zuckerberg] opened Facebook's annual F8 developer conference on Tuesday with a manifesto-ish address about how the future of Facebook is focused on privacy.
    The moment Mark Zuckerberg tries to make a joke about privacy and nobody laughs: pic.twitter.com/izt7kIhjLz

    — alfred 🆖 (@alfredwkng) April 30, 2019
"I know that we don't exactly have the strongest reputation on privacy right now, to put it lightly," Mark Zuckerberg joked, amid some understated snorty laughs. Not even the audience — packed with Facebook employees and developers — could muster more than that.
Advisory - NSFW language:

Reference: Howard Beale.

Reference: "Network".

Mohamed Noor verdict.

KSTP: Mohamed Noor found guilty of third-degree murder, manslaughter; not guilty second-degree murder.
Jurors have found former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor guilty of murder in the third degree and manslaughter in the second degree in connection to the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.

However, he was found not guilty of murder in the second degree. Sentencing is scheduled for June 7.

Noor was handcuffed and immediately taken into custody after the verdict was announced.

Damond had called 911 to report a possible crime occurring outside her South Minneapolis home in July 2017 when she was shot while approaching the vehicle with Noor and his partner Matthew Harrity inside.

Noor had pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defense.
Full background here.

More coverage on the story at WCCO - CBS News and KARE's @Lou Raguse.

Buttigieg asks Al Sharpton if it's okay to eat chicken using his hands.

[Buttigieg] ordered fried chicken, collard greens, and macaroni and cheese, at one point asking Sharpton if it was correct to eat the fried chicken with his hands.
No details are available why Buttigieg didn't discuss his 2012 firing of South Bend's first black Police Chief Darryl Boykins, which is an issue the media seems uninterested in pursuing. Chicago Crusader:
After his termination, [Police Chief Darryl] Boykins filed several lawsuits, claiming he was wrongfully terminated. He also sued the city for racial discrimination and won in 2013. That same year, the white officers sued  the city for invasion of privacy and defamation. They won $500,000.
South Bend’s Black community is still struggling to heal from the wounds left by Boykins’ termination. Buttigieg’s silence over the incident and refusal to release the audio tapes is making the recovery even more difficult. Few Blacks in the city have attended Buttigieg’s presidential rallies since he launched his campaign earlier this year. Most are lily white liberals who are excited to see Buttigieg make his historic run for the White House.
Fired Police Chief Darryl Boykins

Venezuela Overthrow News Round Up

AFP via Yahoo: Attempted Coup under way.
Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido said on Tuesday that troops had joined his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro as the government vowed to put down what it called an attempted coup.
CNNGallery of images.

BBCContinuous coverage.

Seattle PI: Guaido takes to streets in military uprising.

National Review via Yahoo: The Economics of Tyranny in Venezuela.

RT: Video - tear gas fired.

Newsweek: Marco Rubio tweets support.
“This is the moment for those military officers in Venezuela to fulfill their constitutional oath & defend the legitimate interim President [Guaidó] in this effort to restore democracy,” Rubio wrote.
Yahoo NewsLive, real-time video stream.

You Tube: EN DIRECTO live stream. (Feed occasionally interrupted).

Sputnik NewsContinuing live updates.

The New New York Times Torah for today's Liberals.

The Jerusalem Post: Flood of condemnations for anti-Semitic cartoons.
Condemnations of The New York Times increased over the weekend after the paper’s international edition published an antisemitic cartoon. The offensive image was of a blind US President Donald Trump wearing a yarmulke, being walked by a dog with the face of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and wearing a Star of David collar. Despite the paper calling it an “error of judgment” to publish it, congressmen and Jewish organizations joined the chorus of outrage.

US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell called the cartoon “despicable,” and the American Jewish Committee said it was “naked antisemitism.”

Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas, 2nd District) wrote that “even if unintentional, the Left has normalized antisemitism under the guise of criticizing US-Israel foreign policy.

Available at Sulzberger Books

Monday, April 29, 2019

Bloated Windows 10

Extreme Tech: Win 10 requires 32GB storage space.
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it would begin using ~7GB of user hard drive space for the application of future updates. The advantage of this system is intended to be that it doesn’t break the update process halfway through by a system running out of space. The disadvantage is that it would eliminate virtually all of the storage available on small systems[.]
And more yadda yadda, blah blah the ExTech story writer goes on why Win 10 requiring 32GB storage isn't so bad...

But it's the comments at the link that are fun:
sola • 10 hours ago
What on Earth could need so much storage space for a baseline operating system?
Hard-core Linux people ridicule Ubuntu all the time for being bloated while a full blown Ubuntu x64 desktop installation is about ~8GB (1/4 of Windows) and that includes a full blown office suite, a proper web browser and a lot of usable cli and graphical tools.

ChromeOS also still works on 16GB machines and that includes a secondary partition for full-parallel, in-background OS updates.

Techutante @ sola • 5 hours ago
Eh, 2 TB hard drives are as cheap as 14-40 dollars. Get over it. Back when I started I ran my entire computer with Dos and Windows 3.1 on a 426 meg hard drive, of which windows took up approximately 35-50 megs[.]

John Galt @ Techutante • 4 hours ago
Sure thing, I'll just pop open that ultra slim laptop or tablet and de-solder the SSD and pop that 4TB drive in there... See the problem yet?

adamrussell @ sola 39 minutes ago
32 GB is pretty deep into the low end.
Uh, yeah - it sure as heck is deep in the low end.

@ Techutante, "Back when I started..." - - - then return to the days of DOS, Win 3.1, a 9.6 modem and those lovely, techno-gray dot-matrix printers. There's probably a good, used pre-owned horse and buggy for sale in Amish Country that may be of interest to you.

Fcuk...some people who defend Win and MS no matter how sub-par the OS. I do not understand.

 Ink well with Quill and Eight - and ONLY EIGHT- Crayons for you!

4Sysops: Windows 10 1903: defer upgrades in all editions, SAC-T removed, new reboot option:
After a lot of negative feedback about Windows 10 1809, which the manufacturer had to withdraw due to serious errors[.] ("A lot"? AYFKM? - DD)
Officially, the next release bears the version number 1903, but it will not be released until the end of May. Therefore, Microsoft also refers to it as the May 2019 update.
Well, MS has until midnight Tuesday to roll out their April patches. As for their May release being released during May, I wonder what Vegas odds are on that?

Pete Buttigieg accused of sexual assault. Accusations must always be believed!

PJ Media: Pete Buttigieg accused of sexual assault.
Pete Buttigieg, the surprise contender for the 2020 Democrat nomination, has been accused of sexual assault by a 21-year-old named Hunter Kelly. Kelly has come forward in a blog post on Medium, which he also tweeted eight hours ago.
Hunter Kelly@Twitter: UPDATE - Hunter Kelly Twitter account suspended.

NY Post: Bogus assault a smear campaign:
The alleged smear merchants, Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl, approached a third party in an attempt to concoct a story that [Buttigieg] had sex with the man while he was drunk, according to The Daily Beast.
Daily DotQuestions raised over Pete Buttigieg sexual assault allegation.
As several Twitter users noted on Monday, in this the era of the MeToo movement, all allegations of sexual assault these claims of a sexual assault [sic] are serious and must be treated so.

US Army veteran Mark Domingo plotted a terror attacks on far-right rally, on Jews, churches and police in revenge for a New Zealand mosque shooting.

Mark Domingo

Muslim convert Mark Domingo, 26, was allegedly in the final stages of a plan to bomb what local media described as a far-right rally in California.

He was arrested on Friday after accepting what he believed to be a live bomb, delivered by undercover officers.

Mr Domingo had expressed support for violent jihad, say prosecutors.

According to court documents, the suspect - who had combat experience in Afghanistan - took steps to build and detonate a weapon of mass destruction.

"This investigation successfully disrupted a very real threat posed by a trained combat soldier who repeatedly stated he wanted to cause the maximum number of casualties," said federal prosecutor Nick Hanna in a statement on Monday.
[Domingo] posted online that "America needs another Vegas event" in order to "give them a taste of the terror they gladly spread all over the world", said prosecutors.
He allegedly purchased "several hundred nails" meant to be used as shrapnel inside the improvised explosive device (IED).

"Domingo said he specifically bought three-inch nails because they would be long enough to penetrate the human body and puncture internal organs," the affidavit says.
If convicted, Mr Domingo could face a maximum sentence of 15 years in federal prison. 
USA MacPaper via Yahoo News: Army Veteran supported Islamic State, say Federal authorities.
Domingo, whose military service included combat in Afghanistan, was arrested Friday night by FBI agents after they said he conducted surveillance of his intended target, a public park in Long Beach. He was accompanied by two others who he thought were to be accomplices in the attack but who are actually an undercover FBI agent and informant who helped make the case against him.

Domingo, who lives in Reseda, California, is charged with providing and attempting to provide material support to terrorists.
What is a "far-right rally"? Is it a rally that's the same as an AntiFa rally, only with a different political perspective?

If he is convicted, Socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wants people like Domingo to be able to vote. If not convicted, Domingo would likely be welcomed with open arms, and a salaried position, within the Sanders campaign organization.

BadAss Crab

Via: QT@Anon.

"When a crab brings a knife to the fight, you bring a gun."

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Kamela Harris won't respond to questions about exploiting Hispanics and children.

From @realAnna Paulina:

Heavy.com is NOT reliable. Reports John Earnest "open lettter filled with references" to 4Chan.

Heavy.com is unreliable.

Case in point, their story of John Earnest: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, item # 3:

John Earnest posted a link his manifesto on 8chan, an imageboard-style forum, and his “open letter” is filled with references to the far right and other dark corners of the Internet. He also referenced 4Chan’s /pol/ message board.
Earnest's "open letter / manifesto" never once mentions 4Chan. He mentions 8Chan once, referring to how others will post on 8Chan writing, " 'Feds are talking to me guys because I post on 8chan, it’s so spooky’ are ‘organically’ popping up.' What a load of shit [.]"

He's writing about the postings of others on 4Chan and 8Chan, not himself.

WTF Heavy? What and who are the "Other Dark Corners of the Internet"? The only reference Heavy makes is PewDiePie as their example of a "Dark Corner"? PewDiePie (PDP) a "Dark Corner"? AYFKM?

Earnest's manifesto does mention /pol/ but both 4Chan and 8Chan have their versions of a similar sub using /pol/ and simply, /p.  I don't know what point Heavy.com is attempting to make. That Earnest was radicalized by what he read or viewed on 8Chan, 4Chan or PDP?

I haven't looked today, but I'd imagine John Earnest and his terrorist actions are mentioned all over The Chans. I spent some time at 4Chan last night and found nothing referencing him prior to the shootings.

According to Media Bias, Heavy.com skews politically Left. Please, no - I'm not saying "we can't ever trust Left-leaning media sites."

I can't remember the exact story, but it was recent. I read various reports on the issue. Again, wish I could remember the topic but I can't. Essentially, what I read were conflicting information the likes of:

One story said, "the car was heading east."

A second story said, "the car was heading west."

That kind of thing.

Heavy.com is known for it's "Five Fast Facts You Need to Know About [Insert subject or issue]." Heavy.com is like Wikipedia. Both are okay, below mid-level, sources for general, casual information and knowledge on any subject. For reliable and factual information, it is up to all of us to dig deeper.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

San Diego Chabad Poway shooting conspiracies flying already.

The response time of this conspiracy theory is one of the fasted fastest I've ever seen.

From Live Leak:

Conspiracy theory discussion of the Chabad at Reddit.

The Chabad Mafia including Chabad, Chabad-Lubavitch, or Lubavitch.

I'm not rendering a verdict on the conspiracy theories. That's up for you to decide. I've provided the conspiracy-side in other stories and events. I run them because they are part of the social fabric that is ingrained in our social media. In other words, this info is out there, you may or may not be aware of it. I'm collecting it and passing it on.

San Diego synagogue shooter identified on social media as John Earnest. Paul J. Elliott of Michigan feeds the hate.

UPDATE: John Earnest at age 14 (click image for full screen):

UPDATE: Another excerpt from the manifesto (see below for more) of John Earnest writing, "I am not a conservative."  (click image to view full screen): 


UPDATE: Daily Mail confirming suspect is John Earnest.
The suspect has been identified in a shooting at a San Diego synagogue that left one dead and several others injured.

John T. Earnest, 19, was taken into custody without incident following the shooting at the Chabad of Poway[.]
CNN: A running timeline of the shooting at Chabad of Poway synagogue.
The 19-year-old man who allegedly opened fire at the synagogue fled the scene and then called 911 to identify himself as the suspect, according to San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit.

Investigators are looking into an open letter apparently connected to the suspect, San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore said. He did not elaborate on the suspect's [sic] motivations.
Twitter post identifies the 19-year old suspect as John Earnest which references a post on 8Chan by the alleged shooter (click on images for full size):

IF this information is accurate, there is a manifesto on PasteBin written by John Earnest. 

An excerpt from that manifesto: 

And we are treated to the ranting and rambling of an AssHat by the name Paul J. Elliott who tweets the below, and then deletes his Tweet from his own Twitter account: 

Paul J. Elliott's Tweet (which still appears at @Kelly O'Donnell) is the typical, knee-jerk, Trump-hating vitriol that does nothing to help anyone. His Tweet feeds the hate. This is what Liberals do. 

Paul J. Elliott: Leaps to conclusions without making the slightest effort of due diligence.

Joe Biden on The View 4 26 2019

(Fun with) Joe Biden on The View, April 26, 2019:


ABC 7: Joe Biden gives first TV interview as candidate on 'The View'.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Phone thrown or tossed on stage during Trump's NRA speech. CoolSharpee.com looking forward to visit from Secret Service and FBI.

The Story - RT: Was a phone thrown at Trump.
Someone appears to have hurled a cell phone at US President Donald Trump as he walked on stage for a speech to the National Rifle Association. Trump won’t regret missing the call.

The person was reportedly escorted out. Though the throw missed by a country mile, many on social media jokingly said they hoped it would have hit its mark.
The video:

A Tweet excerpt below from a long chain of Replies and Retweets from @BradBrewer.

The homepage of CoolSharpee.com, as far as I can tell, has deleted their Tweet offering to chip in on a physical threat of the President of the United States. Huh. How 'bout that?

Nice touch, Hans100 @SomeFreedomDude.

@CooLSharpee...enjoy your chat with those who protect The President, and the rest of us, from people like you. Don't forget to Tweet us a post-interview update.

Someone commented at one of the stories I read viewed it as a phone that slipped out of someone's hands and went flying onto the state, rather than deliberately thrown at President Trump. 

Another comment was the phone could have been a trial run for a future, similar event using a thrown phone as an explosive device.  

Another comment replied to the above comment noting that if an electronic device containing explosive material would somehow bypass security measures, because of its size, any damage or harm to anyone would be minimal.

What do you think? I dunno - it looks accidental and unintentional, but because it appears that way, that could mean it was meant to look that way. Anyone?

Nick Bosa's Twitter backlash.

Nick Bosa Twitter backlash due to his conservative-leaning views. YardBarker
Nick Bosa is one of the top prospects heading into the 2019 NFL Draft and will not have to wait long for his name to be called on Thursday night when the first round is held.

The former Ohio State star recently came under fire from some critics, however, due to his politically charged social-media musings.
Bosa used to occasionally tweet praise of President Donald Trump and weigh in other issues from what may be classified as coming from a conservative perspective. He has recently toned down on making such social-media dispatches heading into the draft, though, instead focusing more on sports.

That did not stop critics from poring over Bosa’s Twitter history, and what was discovered resulted in a fair share of criticism, including over his perceived lack of conviction.
Given San Francisco’s well-established liberal bent, Bosa feared the city and a sizable contingent of 49ers fans may not welcome his political views.
"Perceived lack of conviction."

Op/Ed at USA MacPaper:
By deleting his old posts, and acknowledging he’s doing it because he’s concerned about negative reaction, Bosa is signalling he doesn't have enough faith in his convictions to defend them, or that he'd just rather not admit to having the views he does. Because if he’s taken the time to consider why he believes what he does, he should have no problem explaining that, controversial or disagreeable as the opinions might be.

Or, put another way, if you support someone or something strongly enough to post about it on multiple occasions, then you’d better be ready to own it.
Yeeaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh. Because no Liberal on Twitter or anywhere else has ever had to walk-back, defend or "own" their words. Ever. Because if there's anything Liberals have, it's steadfast "conviction". Because Liberals are always so eloquent, reasonable and rational in explaining their beliefs. Because Liberals are so tolerant, open-minded and fair.

The USA MacPaper Op/Ed written by Nancy Armour:

That's a damn fine hidden talent you have there, Nance.

Spider causes traffic delays.

Valley News: Spider causes traffic jam.
A spider is causing traffic issues on a Minnesota Highway.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation posted on Twitter, a driver with a fear of spiders saw one when she was driving and pulled over to the shoulder in the northbound lane of Highway 280, prior to Highway 36 northeast of Minneapolis.

They say, a responder is on the scene helping with the situation.
FOX News 4Arachnophobic driver causes traffic jam.
...a driver with a fear of spiders saw one in her car while driving on northbound 280 near Highway 36, forcing her to pull over to the shoulder.
A first responder was on the scene assisting—perhaps helping remove the spider from the car.

My brain is done for the day; couldn't think of any spider jokes. Ah, what would we do without the web? A slew of Spider Jokes:
A man in a movie theater notices what looks like a spider sitting next to him.
"Are you a spider?" asked the man, surprised.
"What are you doing at the movies?"
The spider replied, "Well, I liked the book."
Got a punchline, leave a comment.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Biden hires both Anita Dunn, former "advisor" to alleged rapist Harvey Weinstein and former Sanders staffer Symone Sanders.

Daily Mail: Biden campaign hires Weinstein advisor and former Bernie Sanders staffer:
Joe Biden's top-tier 2020 campaign staff will include...
Anita Dunn, a former Obama White House communications director [and who] briefly counseled [Harvey] Weinstein on damage control as the first bombshell rape accusations against him[.]
Symone Sanders, a former Bernie Sanders spokeswoman...(age) 29, will be a Biden campaign senior adviser. [S]he famously told a national TV audience after Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016 that 'we don’t need white people leading the Democratic Party right now.'
Symone Sanders made headlines last year when police detained her after she objected to a random TSA screening at new York's LaGuardia Airport.
Despite hopping on Team Biden, Ms. Sanders previously donated to Pete Buttigeig's campaign. According to Federal Election Commission filings, she contributed $250 to support the South Bend, Indiana mayor in March.
We can only guess that the Biden camp is already infected with saboteurs. Well, that will keep Creepy Joe from sniffin' hair and getting all handsy with children. At least for a while.

In other news, an alleged photo has surfaced of Biden presiding over a twerking contest during the 2019 Spring Break at South Padre Island. DEM presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg also appears in the alleged photo:

Mesa driver busted using mannequin in HOV lane.

A driver was busted on an east Valley freeway Wednesday for reportedly driving in the HOV lane with a mannequin in the car.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety stopped the man along Loop 202 near Alma School Road.

The man was alone in the car, but had a dummy in the front passenger seat. The female mannequin wore a baseball cap and sunglasses. She was even strapped into the seat with a seat belt.
Good thing the dummy was wearing the seat belt. Mannequin Lives Matter!

Creepy Joe loiters into the presidential race; DEM Candidate NumBer 20.

C|Net: Joe Biden announces presidential candidacy.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is officially a 2020 White House hopeful. Biden announced his bid for the presidency in a video on Twitter and Facebook early Thursday morning.
Creepy Joe, in his Official video announcement, adhere's to the Liberal Doctrine of "Never Let a Crisis go to waste".

President Donald Trump responds:

DEM candidate number 20 Pervy Biden is right at home with the "sick and demented". I'd refer to them as a "basket of deplorables", but I wouldn't want to be accused of Bidenizing.

Tech News

Technocracy: GMO Food Will Stock Grocery Shelves Within 5 Years.

While ethicists [sic] debate the applications of blockbuster gene-editing tool Crispr in human healthcare, an inventor of the tool believes it has a more immediate application: improving our food.
I have one, essential question for those in the pro-GMO industry. If GMO food is as safe as Big GMO says, why then do they fight so diligently against their food being labeled as such? They'll reply with, "doing so presents a negative perception of our products, thus negatively affecting our sales." And? That's our problem?

Asbestos? Nah. Perfectly fine and safe, we were told for decades. Thalidomide? Perfectly safe, especially for pregnant mothers. Tobacco? Recommended by Doctors and dentists alike.

Now, here comes the GMO Train. We're just human guinea pigs for tech and science, aren't we?
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TechNewsWorld: Samsung suspends launch of Galaxy Fold.
Samsung pumped the brakes on release of the US$1,980 phone after several reviewers reported problems with their units.
Reviewers for Bloomberg and YouTube reported their units began malfunctioning after they removed an integral part of the display, mistakenly thinking it was a plastic screen protector.

CNBC reviewer Todd Haselton wrote that he left the plastic film intact, but the display still started acting buggy. The left side of the flexible screen began to flicker consistently.
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TechSpot: Screen time not recommended for infants, says World Health Organization.
Infants under the age of one shouldn’t be exposed to electronic screens of any type according to guidelines recently published by the World Health Organization.

The United Nations agency further notes that sedentary screen time (watching TV / videos or playing computer games) is not recommended for infants.
Was anyone aware of this? Who knew?
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TechCrunch: Tesla reports $702 million loss in first quarter.
Tesla reported April 9 that it delivered 63,000 electric vehicles in the first quarter of the year, nearly a one-third drop from the previous quarter.
“Everyone expected a first quarter loss for Tesla, but nobody expected it to be this big,” Karl Brauer, executive publisher at Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader said in an emailed statement.
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Ars TechniaWindpower-Turbines come to Massachusetts.

Turbines? What turbines? They blend in so well! And appear to be well-protected from vandalism or other acts of sabotage
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Beta News: Samsung Galaxy View2 Android 2 tablet: It's "Colossal."
What we don't know at the moment is just when the Galaxy View2 will be released, or how much it will cost.
But at least we know it's Colossal.
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BGRSpoiler-free review of "Avengers: Endgame."
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C|Net: Facebook facing fine that could exceed $5 Billion Dollars.
The FTC is looking into Facebook's privacy practices and determining if the company violated a legal agreement to keep user data private.
Still, Facebook's scandals didn't scare away advertisers or users. The company posted a better-than-expected $15.08 billion in sales in the first quarter and reported the number of users who logged on every month increased by 8%, to 2.38 billion.
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TechTalksWhat is ethical AI?
Human oversight means that no AI system should be able to perform its functions without some level of control by humans. This means that humans should either be directly involved in the decision-making process or have the option to review and override decisions made by an AI model.

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Computer World: Where are the April Windows patches?

Answer: Due sometime in June. Maybe July.
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Extreme Tech: Sony's 98-inch, 8K OLED TV.
The cutting edge of television technology will cost you[.]
This will be the 2019 flagship of the Sony television line and it ships in June. The Z9G measures 86.75 inches wide by 55.0 inches tall by 4.38 inches deep. For a cleaner look, it can be bracket-mounted to any wall that can support 208 pounds.
The price? $69,999.99.

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Increasing numbers of implantable medical devices are now gaining internet connectivity, giving doctors the ability to monitor patients health remotely, and even update the devices to tweak a treatment plan. Unfortunately, that flexibility offers a way for hackers to hijack that hardware, and even potentially make changes to the way the devices work. While so far no attacks have been successful, proof-of-concept attacks have been available for years.

And while it might be tempting to hope that cybercriminals might see corrupting life-sustaining devices as a step too far, they haven't historically shown much of a conscience, cheerfully extorting money away from hospitals, for example, and putting patients at risk.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

When Good goes viral: three men invite widow to sit with them for dinner.

It’s funny how a simple meal at a barbeque restaurant in eastern Alabama can impact so many lives.

Jamario Howard was out with some friends eating at Brad's Bar-B-Que last week when he noticed an elderly woman sitting alone.

“My exact thoughts were, ‘Dang, I’d hate to have to eat alone,’” Howard said on his Facebook page. “So, after thinking about it a minute I walked over to her and asked if I could sit with her.”
After a few minutes of talking, Howard learned that she had lost her husband and the following day would have been their 60th anniversary.

I instantly gave my condolences and asked her to come eat with us, which she was excited to do,” Howard said.

His Facebook post shows Eleanor joining Howard and his two friends JaMychol Baker and Tae Knight for dinner.
Howard’s story has warmed social media’s often prickly heart. The post has been shared more than 36,000 times.

Howard said the encounter with Eleanor taught him a lesson.

"The point in this is always be kind and be nice to people. You never know what they are going through,” he said on Facebook.

“This woman changed my outlook on life and how I look at other people. Everyone has a story so do not judge! And people I can’t stress this enough. Go see your mom and your grandparents. They miss you!!”

Fort Snelling Bdote Signage causes controversy.

The Never-ending saga continues.

...a controversy has arisen over signs the Minnesota Historical Society [MHS] has placed at the fort, which is located in an area known as Bdote by the Dakota people.

The old signs simply read "Fort Snelling Historic Site," but newer signs now read "Historic Fort Snelling at Bdote," - a Dakota word meaning where two waters meet. In this case, the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers.
"Without any public input that I am aware of, the Historical Society has changed the name of historic Fort Snelling, which is a military installation, to historic Fort Snelling at Bdote," Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS.

He said he's also heard from veterans who are upset by the signs, and consider it "revisionist" history.

"I think it's a rewriting of our history and I'm not in favor of it," he said.
David Kelliher of the MHS said Fort Snelling has not been renamed. Rather, the MHS has simply expanded the stories they are telling about what has happened there over 200 years.
The debate comes as a revitalization project at the fort is scheduled to get underway. During the 2018 legislative session, MHS received $15 of the $30 million it requested for the project. And the MHS website says work is scheduled to get underway this fall.

A total of $19.5 million has been appropriated by the state for the project overall, and the MHS said $15 million has been pledged in private dollars.
...DFL Senator John Marty and others take issue with the use of the term "revisionist history." And they say the entire MHS should not be punished over signs at one location.

"I guess I have a real problem when you're calling it revisionist history," said Marty, DFL-Roseville. "That it might not just be more accurate history. But aside from that, I think the concept of punishing the entire agency because you have a disagreement with them is a problem."

The DFL-controlled House and Gov. Tim Walz have not proposed any cuts to MHS funding.
MN DEM State Senator John Marty

Senator Marty is an exclusive member of the "Never Met A Spending Issue, Tax hike or Fee implementation that I Didn't Favor" Club. Reducing Funding is the only thing institutions like the MHS understand. "Fund [Name a Project] our way or we're going to make financing difficult" is straight out of The Leftist Playbook. Financially penalizing a business, an organization, an association, a "body" is what The Left lives for and thrives upon. It is their sacred lifeblood.  
Tying public funding to a political ideology is the basis of Leftist methodology. Marty's been part of the state legislature for the past 600, 700, 800 years. He's thoroughly institutionalized, a deeply seated Blue-as-Blue DEM.

The only people looking out for the taxpayers are the elected Republicans and more importantly, Minnesota's New Republicans. Voters may woke to this some day.

DNR Officer who died not wearing life preserver?

MN Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn Jr. died on April 19.  He and another officer were were responding to a call of something suspicious in the water on a lake near Pine City.

KNSI: DNR Officer May Not Have Been Wearing Life Jacket.
Emergency dispatch audio shows an officer on shore asking if 43 year old Eugene Wynn Jr. had a life jacket. A response a short time later said, "I don't believe he had it on."
Friday evening, Wynn and another officer from the Pine County Sheriff's Office were responding to a call of something suspicious in the water on a lake near Pine City. Within a minute of launching a boat to get a better look, the pair were thrown into the water.

The deputy was rescued by nearby boaters, but Wynn slipped under the surface and never came back up. His body was recovered around 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

The object in the water which sparked the original call was never found.
Officer.comConservation Officer dies after being thrown from boat.
“The original call was about a body in the water, a potential body in the water,” said Joe Albert, a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) spokesman. “Like any law enforcement people, [they] [sic] jumped on it and got out there as quick as possible.”

Details after that point are scant, Albert said. About 7:45 p.m., Wynn and a Pine County sheriff’s deputy got into a boat to check on the floating object [.]

The Sheriff’s Office and DNR declined to say whether Wynn was wearing a life jacket.
Page 15 of the 2019 Minnesota State Boating Guide:

Had this same situation happened to John or Jane Q. Pubic, I can only imagine the overkill campaign of hyperacuity undertaken by the DNR, the MN Nanny State in general, and the media in an endless stream of Public Service Announcements (PSA) and "Awareness Campaigns" telling us how important it is to always wear a life preserver when boating.

It's only a matter of time until some group, (the DNR?), seeks billions of dollars of additional taxpayer money investments for a promotional and wide-ranging campaign making us "aware" that life preservers need to be worn when boating, swimming, bathing, running through a water sprinkler, drinking a glass of water - or other liquids.

The DNR declines to confirm that Officer Wynn wasn't wearing a life preserver.  Had the officer been wearing a life preserver, it would have already been confirmed and stated as such. We can reasonable presume he wasn't and are again treated to another chapter of hypocrisy and double standards in a Nanny State where, "do as we say, not as we do" is The Mantra.

It never surprises me when I'm on the road and make it point in noticing how many police driving in their squad cars aren't wearing their seat/shoulder belt. I've noticed the same behavior by those in law enforcement, in their vehicles during rain without their squad car headlights turned on - which is law in The Peoples' Republic of Minnesota (TPRoM). 

TPRoM just passed the Distracted Driving law, which goes into effect August 1, 2019. I can only imagine the magnitude and massive amount of PSA's and "Awareness Campaigns" that will bombard us under the guise of "educating the public on the dangers of Distracted Driving." Surely there must be a need for millions and millions of taxpayer money investments needed by TPRoM for funding this "Awareness Campaign" because none of us know that distracted driving can cause deathly consequences.

Signage is needed. Cutesy radio jingles and television ads are compulsory. Time and money must be spent for "free" community events informing us that distracted driving is dangerous. New, mandatory government websites will be created. All of these mass "Awareness Campaigns" will, of course, be powered by renewable energy.

The funny part about TPRoM's Distracted Driving law is that it is an offense for a driver to be holding a cell phone or electronic device. How is "holding" (not using) a cell phone any different from someone driving while holding a mug of coffee, a can of soda or worse - those who drive while eating burgers, fries and/or tacos?

It's probably a good idea that we all wear a life preserver all the time, even if we have no intention of being near a body of water. We never know when one of those Noah-age floods might rain down upon us without notice.

Our condolences to the family and friends of Officer Wynn. This is not a post that is critical of him or his service. This is about hypocrisy within the institutional and governmental bureaucracies where equal standards are not applied for political optics and selective enforcement is...well...selective.

What caused the boat to lurch remains under investigation. It will be interesting to find the answer.

Sri Lanka bombings: Security services had extensive knowledge about deadly attacks.

The Independent: Sri Lanka bombings: Security services had extensive knowledge about deadly attacks.
The security services and police force in Sri Lanka had extensive knowledge about a plot to carry out attacks on churches, according to a number of international intelligence officials, before the Easter massacre claiming more than 300 lives.

The detailed information, including names and addresses of suspects, was instrumental in carrying out over 40 arrests in the past few days, with more than two dozen picked up in the immediate aftermath of the attacks. But the apparent failure of authorities to act before the suicide bombers struck- - -is likely to be a key issue in the investigation announced by the Sri Lankan government.
The Indian foreign intelligence service Raw (Research and Analysis Wing) passed on a warning about the threat of attack to churches and the Indian High Commission in Colombo in the first week of April, say Indian, Sri Lankan and western sources, and the severity of the threat was reiterated to the Sri Lankans separately by US intelligence officials.
According to officials, it was initially thought the weaponry belonged to Tamil separatists trying to establish themselves but it quickly became clear that extremist Islamists had ownership.
Isis has claimed credit for the killings, as it routinely does after Islamist terrorist attacks, but there is no evidence to support this at the moment.
...the deputy inspector general of police, on 11 April, and seen by The Independent, shows the warning was sent to officers at the highest level – Director/Ministerial Security Division: Director/judicial Security Division: Director/ Retired Presidents Security Division: Acting Director/Diplomatic Security Division: Acting Director /Retired Presidents Security Division.
No warnings were given to church authorities or the hotels or foreign embassies. As well as Sri Lanka’s internal investigations, outside powers will also demand answers. And the country’s tourist industry, meanwhile, is likely to find that its strenuous attempts to attract visitors after the long civil war with Tamil separatists have suffered a massive setback.
The reasons, speculation and theories why the advance warnings were ignored, disregarded and not communicated to those targeted by the attacks cannot be contained.

Your thoughts?

Family of Hate behind Sri Lanka Terrorist attacks?

The Mirror: Sri Lanka: 'Family of hate' behind terror attacks are wealthy brothers and wife. (Hit link for video). 
One of the Sri Lankan suicide bombers was caught on film as he blew up 67 innocent worshippers – as details emerged of the husband and wife terrorists involved in the Easter Sunday massacre.

The extremist was seen casually strolling into St Sebastian church in Negombo, carrying a bomb inside a rucksack.

With callous indifference, he ruffles the hair of a child moments before he unleashes carnage.

A church camera filmed him disappearing in a flash of smoke as he set off a device which sprayed metal all around him, killing anyone in its path.
...it emerged the seven-strong gang included Ilham Ibrahim, wife Fatima and his brother Inshaf.

The men were from an affluent family. Pregnant Fatima blew up herself, her three children and three police officers when their home was raided.

Ilham, 36, targeted the Shangri-La hotel[.]
 Ilham Ibrahim
An accomplice, named locally as bomb plot “mastermind” Mouli Zahran Hashim, is believed to have detonated a second device[.]
When police raided the Ibrahims’ home in Dematagoda, Colombo, pregnant Fatima set off a suicide vest, killing her unborn child, three young sons, a police inspector and two constables.

Her husband’s 38-year-old brother Inshaf was the bomber who targeted the Cinammon Grand hotel, according to police sources.

His copper firm, called Colossus on an industrial estate east of Colombo, is believed to have been used as a bomb factory, supplying bolts and screws which filled the suicide vests to cause maximum carnage.
Mouli Zahran Hashim

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

49,000 Hillary Emails Found

The Epoch Times: Former FBI Official: Clinton Emails Found in Obama White House.
E.W. “Bill” Priestap, the FBI’s former assistant director for counterintelligence, admitted that messages to and from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her private email system were found in the Obama White House, government watchdog Judicial Watch announced April 23.

Priestap also admitted that the FBI found nearly 49,000 emails from the private Clinton email system on the laptop computer owned by former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), the husband of Huma Abedin, Clinton’s deputy chief of staff and a longtime close personal aide.

“This astonishing confirmation, made under oath by the FBI, shows that the Obama FBI had to go to President Obama’s White House office to find emails that Hillary Clinton tried to destroy or hide from the American people,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement announcing Priestap’s admission.
In addition to the Executive Office of the President in the Obama White House, Priestap said such emails were found from the State Department, the Secret Service, and the Williams & Connolly LLP law firm, as well as Clinton aides Bryan Pagliano, Cheryl Mills, Heather Samuelson, Jacob Sullivan, and Justin Cooper.
Oh...those missing Hillary emails. They were nothing but unofficial, personal family stuff like the dates of her next Illuminati meeting and whose turn it is to bring the human blood sacrifices yoga classes and daughter Chelsea's wedding. Uh - we've all seen images of Hillary over the past ten years. Is there anyone who believes she partakes in yoga?

You can bust and break electronic equipment, but The Ether can't be destroyed. NSFW - Language:

From Office Space (same NSFW language)

Other reading on the Judicial Watch-Hillary Emails story at Phil at Bustedknuckles.

Regarding The Mueller report, we learn at 90 Miles From Tyranny that Mueller hid Clinton phone sex.

Sri Lanka terrorism attacks retaliation for New Zealand mosque shootings.

The Epoch Times: Sri Lanka Attacks Were ‘Retaliation’ for New Zealand Mosque Shootings, Government Says.
The Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka were an act of revenge for a recent attack on mosques in New Zealand, according to the country’s state minister of defense.

“The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened in Sri Lanka (on Sunday) was in retaliation for the attack against Muslims in Christchurch,” Ruwan Wijewardene told Parliament on April 23, according to Reuters.
It is unclear whether the Sri Lankan groups received assistance from international terrorist organizations and, if so, what was the nature of their involvement.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament investigators were looking into foreign links.
An overnight curfew has also been imposed since April 21.

Major social media networks remained blocked by the government.

♪...And that's Creepy Joe he's a movin' kinda slow at the Junction... ♫

WTAE Pittsburgh: Former Vice President Joe Biden may declare he's running for president Wednesday.
Published reports say former Vice President Joe Biden will hold a rally in Pittsburgh Wednesday afternoon after first declaring his candidacy for president in Charlottesville, Virginia, but no local elected officials, Democratic Party leaders, labor leaders or political consultants so far have confirmed it.
"Joe Biden is Pittsburgh. He speaks about everything we are. We're so proud to have him here," said Darrin Kelly, of the Allegheny/Fayette Central Labor Council, following Biden's participation in the 2018 Labor Day Parade.

"We'll follow anything he does, and we'll see what the future holds," Kelly said at the time.
Just don't follow him to The Shady Rest Hotel.

Creepy Uncle Joe

Iowahr=Iowa=Votes first.

And...The Junction.
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Washington Examiner: Biden cancels campaign launch from Charlottesville.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has canceled plans to launch his 2020 bid for the White House in Charlottesville, Va., where a woman protesting a white nationalist rally was murdered when a car was driven into a crowd of activists in 2017.

The last-minute change of plan could be an indication of disorganization in the Biden campaign organization[.]
With no direct connection to Charlottesville, some viewed the move as disrespectful and capitalizing on the death of activist Heather Heyer, 32, during the "Unite the Right" rally in August 2017.

Biden spokesman Bill Russo confirmed to the Washington Examiner that Biden would not announce in Charlottesville, Va. Instead, he is expected to declare his candidacy in Pittsburgh[.]
Does this mean that in the future, no political campaign of any candidate will be launched from a city or town where a tragic event occurred?

Applying this standard equally, I guess no political candidate will ever again announce their bid from Chicago and New York.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Minnesota State High School League: Boys now allowed to dance on Minnesota high school teams.

Reuters via CompuServe News (CompuServe...? Who dis?): Boys now allowed to dance on Minnesota high school teams.
An organization that oversees high school sports in Minnesota has rescinded its rule preventing boys from joining their high schools' competitive dance teams.

The change announced on Friday night by the Minnesota State High School League followed a March 6 decision by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul, Minnesota blocking the rule's enforcement.
In its decision, the appeals court had said the girls-only rule probably violated boys' constitutional equal protection rights.

The court also found no proof that the rule addressed girls' historic underrepresentation [sic] in high school sports in Minnesota, where boys and girls now participate almost equally.

Spot The Continuity Error?

This one should be pretty easy. Leave a comment.

The audio is poor quality, nothing I could do to improve much there...but it's a visual continuity error, not audio.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Sri Lanka terrorism moves into False Flag territory?

I need to stop searching on [Incident]+False Flag. With Sri Lanka, it's not that the bombings earlier today didn't happen, it's who caused them and why, which are the floating conspiracy False Flag assertions. Plus a number of You Tube videos on the subject, search them if you want. For them, you're on your own.

CNN via ABC 10 San Diego reports Sri Lanka blocks social media citing "false news reports":
Sri Lanka placed a nationwide block on social media sites after more than 200 people died in multiple attacks on Sunday. The government, in taking the drastic step, cited "false news reports" it said were circulating online.

The shutdown, which the government said would be temporary, highlights the challenges the world's most powerful tech companies face in curbing the spread of misinformation and propaganda in the aftermath of terrorist attacks. It also raises questions of censorship and a government's ability to turn off the world's most popular websites.
"A few years ago we'd view the blocking of social media sites after an attack as outrageous censorship; now we think of it as essential duty of care, to protect ourselves from threat," [said] Ivan Sigal, the executive director of Global Voices, an international journalism and digital advocacy group[.]
Earlier, the Red Cross in Sri Lanka had used Twitter to push back on misinformation. "Rumours circulating on social media that the Red Cross building was attacked is false and wrong information," they tweeted, adding, "Please refrain from spreading unauthentic and false information on Social Media."
There is so much going on in the above excerpt that I could easily write a 5,000 word essay on the ethical and moral conflict in what is right, and what is wrong, in censoring social media during a horrific event such as what occurred this morning in Sri Lanka. But let's keep going.

I wouldn't disagree with anyone for referring to State of The Nation as alternative news. Their story echoes a story at The Millennium Report. That a group known as Operation Gladio is responsible for the attacks in Sri Lanka.

From The Millennium Report:
OPERATION GLADIO is the Terrorist Arm of NATO (aka North Atlantic Terrorist Organization)[.]
As a covert terror organization created under the NATO superstructure, its primary purpose it to set up the global environment for World War III as a precursor to the formation of a One World Government.
Because of the hotbed of religious hatreds that already exists in the Sri Lanka tinderbox, the Gladio overseers know that they can trigger a societal explosion at any moment.
Sri Lanka, Christchurch New Zealand and all the school/night club/work-place shootings, bombings and terrorist attacks all to advance the NWO? Or are there other explanations or theories?

A post at Aangirfan places blame for the Sri Lanka attacks on the Tamil Tigers. Considering the number of recent events where a person, or a group, is "triggered" into violently attacking someone wearing a MAGA hat, causing a critical mass terrorist scenario is all too real. On the flip side, creating the illusion that a (staged) event happened when it didn't is also all too real.

Operation Disclosure lists the week of April 19-25 as a Satanic series of days. NowFaith.tv lists April 21-26 as a series of Satanic days. Both sites note a series of Satanic ritual days leading up to May 1.

I'm going out here, stay with me. This past week was a Holy Week. Today is Easter Sunday. Early this morning in Sri Lanka multiple terrorist attacks occur. If the ritualistic bloodshed and sacrifices said to be part of the Illuminati-NWO has any degree of truth or accuracy to it - and The Royal Family is one of the ruling Elite families - isn't it at least somewhat curious (and coincidental?) that today is also the 93rd birthday of Queen Elizabeth?

Gematria was brought up in two Reddit threads I looked at, both referencing interesting interpretations on President Donald Trump's Tweets regarding Sri Lanka.

Here's one, regarding Sri Lanka and "False Flag":

Here's the second, regarding Trump's Tweet and some alleged interpretation that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch is "missing": 

Hit the Reddit link for the full analysis of the above. What's interesting is not whether or not Lynch is "missing" or if someone is just reaching in an attempt at decoding a Trump Tweet for creating a conspiracy where none exists. What's interesting is, considering the release of the Mueller Report and the timing of the arrest of Julian Assange, now would not be a good time for Ms. Lynch to become ill or to "disappear".

I purposely avoided The Chans and any discussions going on there regarding notions of a False Flag-Sri Lanka connection. Conspiracies don't play by rubrics. Applying gemetria, for the purpose in reaching a preconceived result or conclusion to prove XYZ, intended to manipulate some sort of Groupthink, abounds on the web.

Is it at least plausible that there is a small and Elite group of globalist powers who seek to rule the world? Why is this so hard to believe when we know history has proven to us there have been times where one person sought to control the world?
"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe."
 -  Frederick Douglass