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For Want Of A Nail

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JLA:_The_Nail_series

This just in… From Smerconish on CNN today:
“Did long-shot candidates just upend 2 more elections?”

Watch the video from today’s Smerconish (8/11/18).

 

 

“Manchik was roundly attacked on Twitter

as spoiling the Democrats’ hopes even though…” 

 

Translation:

If the alien from Pleiades hadn’t run on the Green Party ticket

then the Democrats would have gotten the CrazyWackoStarman vote

and changed the results of a close election.

 

Yup. It don’t take much;  and ya gotta love that Twitter thing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Throwing Spaghetti — More Mika

Let’s see if this shit sticks…

Mika throws a plate of spaghetti against the wall.

 

Here’s why we can’t believe Mika.  If she really believed this stuff she would have a moral obligation to the whole world to do something about it and that would include,  first and foremost,  naming those close to Trump who she says know and believe what she says.  Surely saving the world would take precedence over hiding your sources as a “journalist.”!!!  Wouldn’t it?

 

That said,  do you really believe that Crazy Mika researched and came up with this story herself?  Or is she reading it off the teleprompter?

 

The End

 

 

 

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I Know Someone Who

 

 

“I know someone who spoke to Donald Trump recently …”

WHO IS IT!?   YOU CAN TELL US!    You’re a great journalist and well connected.  You can tell US  who told you this!  We all know you wouldn’t lie about such a thing  but we are all more than curious!   Come on, tell us!   OOOH WAIT!  I know!  It was  Ivanka, wasn’t it!?  I knew it!  That “feckless cunt!1  What’s that bitch’s problem?

 

“I WAS SHAKING WHEN I HEARD THIS!”

Well I’d be shaking too!  Just think of it!  Porn on TV in the oval office while most of his advisers are on the phones to 900 numbers.  Who did you say told you this story?  Never mind that… I’ve got to say that if it weren’t for brave,  honest,  and persistent journalists like you we would never be able to find out what REALLY goes on!  And for that we thank you.

She’s the new WoodStein!

That damned AutoComplete!

My text message was supposed to say “we’re going to have an intervENTION, NOT an intervIEW with her!

 

1 –  come on… surely you know this reference.

 

 

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Raymond Shaw is the most…

This post is not about Trump. If at any point you find yourself saying or thinking the word “Trump” then please exit this blog and do not return. “Stupid” is not welcome here.

Now we can continue.

Last Night MSNBC aired its “documentary”/”Bio” of Robert Mueller. Here is a link to a copy that someone put on YouTube. It’s unknown how long it will remain due to “copyright” issues. I could not find any official copies on MSNBC.com. I encourage you to watch this MSNBC “documentary” in its entirety.

Headliners: MSNBC “documentary/bio” on Robert Mueller
Aired 4/15/2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOuESoEFigw

If you don’t want to spend the time then watch the short version below.

Hatfill Raymond Shaw video

With the above in mind, follow the links further below and read the articles and watch the videos. They are about the Steven Hatfill case; that is, it’s about the anthrax attacks in the U.S. After 9/11 and the FBI’s associated investigation in which an innocent man was targeted, and his life ruined, while the actual perpetrator was quite literally under their noses but was ignored even though he should have been the obvious and primary suspect if they simply would have followed the trail of those who had access to the anthrax!

The Hatfill case was arguably the biggest and most important case in FBI history. It went on for years until… you’ll find out why. And interestingly enough, the man in charge of the case and in charge of the FBI’s investigation was… you guessed it… Raymond Sh… I mean, Robert Mueller.

Down below you’ll find a list of links to a wide variety of articles from a wide variety of sources that discuss the Hatfill case and Robert Mueller’s association with it. I encourage you to take the time to read and watch and learn about something you lived thru but which you have probably forgotten. And learn how someone at the forefront of today’s events was in charge of the Hatfill/anthrax case which ended very badly. That “someone” was/is Robert Mueller.

Now here is the BIG question. Did you watch the MSNBC biopic about Mueller (aka Raymond Shaw in the parlance of MSNBC)? In the MSNBC “documentary” did you see any reference to Mueller’s association with the Hatfill/anthrax debacle? No? Hmmmm… that’s odd. I wonder why not? An oversight maybe?

And THAT, dear reader is the point of this article! Is it any wonder that people do not trust what is reported in the “media?”; or in this case, what is NOT reported!

Here is the list of links to articles and videos on the Hatfill case from a wide variety of sources. Btw, there are many other sources of information. I am sure you can easily find them.

The Atlantic Magazine – 2010
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/05/the-wrong-man/308019/

Huffington Post
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/conflicts-of-interest-and-ethics-robert-mueller-and_us_5936a148e4b033940169cdc8

L.A. Times – 2017
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-mueller-record-20171122-story.html

NY Times – 2008

Orange County Register – 2017

Comey, Mueller bungled big anthrax case together

The Federalist – February 2018
http://thefederalist.com/2018/02/08/robert-mueller-botching-investigations-since-anthrax-attacks/

mark levin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDMN15LpXhA

Associated Press – Aug 1, 2008

Associated Press – Aug 4, 2008

CNN death by mail – 2011

MSNBC hatfill lawsuit – exonnerated 2008

NBC Today Show – 2014 hatfill wrongly pursued by FBI

NBC news 2015

https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/6/12/house-section/article/H4848-1

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World’s Best Password Manager

 

Note:  Some of you are already doing something like what is discussed here.

You know who you are.  But read on anyway.

 

 

Do you have a problem with passwords? It seems that a lot of people do but it doesn’t have to be that way. I mean, just write them down and keep the list in places where you can find it. For example, write them in a notebook; Or on a piece of paper and keep it in your wallet; Or put a copy of the list on Google Keep; Or write them on PostIts and stick them on your monitor. But, you ask, what happens if someone gets a copy somehow?; like my ex getting a copy of my Google Keep notes! No problem. What you need is the world’s best password manager. And it’s FREE! And I’m going to give it to you now!

This “password manager” is just a list of 26 words that you must memorize where each word starts with one of the letters of the alphabet (a-z)… And… a simple algorithm that you apply. For example…

My list of 26 words is the military alphabet (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, … Zulu which I have memorized). Of course, it could just as well be a list of names like Anna, Brittany, Chuck, … Zorro. But I will use the military alphabet. In addition, you will need a simple algorithm to use for numbers and special characters. Here’s how it works…

Let’s say I need a new password for the Bank Of America. Let’s say it needs at least 8 characters, at least 1 uppercase letter, at least 1 number, and at least 1 special character. So I might write down the following in my notebook (or on a postit, etc.):

BofA12345&@ <=== This is my password that I write down somewhere

But on the Bank of America web site when I type in my new password I would enter the following:

BrosfoAl29@ <===== This is what I type in the password field on browser

The next time I log in to the BofA site I will look at my Postit Note that says “Bank of America password is “BofA12345&@” but I will apply my password “translation rules” to this and instead enter “BrosfoAl29@”

Here are my rules…

Letters

Using the military alphabet I will substitute the first 2 letters of the military word to replace each corresponding letter on my Postit Note.

If the letter on the Postit is uppercase I will also make the first of these 2 letters of the military word uppercase as well.

Note that the first letter of the pre-translated password on the Postit Note is uppercase B. B stands for bravo. So in place of the “B” on the Postit I will key in “Br” in the password field on the browser. Note that since the B of the written-down password is uppercase then the first of the 2 replacement letters will also be uppercase. Hence the “B” from the “password” on the postit gets replaced by “Br” when I actually key it in.

For lowercase letters on the written-down postit “password” I will simply use the first 2 letters of the corresponding military word. So the military word for “o” is oscar. Using the first 2 letters of oscar yields “os” (both replacement letters will be lowercase since the “o” in the written-down BofA12345&@ is lowercase.

Numbers

Numbers written in the “postit password” are strings of 3 or more digits. For example 123, 935, 1234, 12345, and so on. Here’s the substitution/translation rule…

Multiply all but the last number to get a product then add the last number to that result. For example, 123 from the written postit password becomes (1×2) + 3 which yields 5 so I would enter 5 in the browser. Let’s use 12345. This becomes (1x2x3x4) + 5 which yields 29. So “29” would be entered in the browser. How about 321? This gets translated to (3×2) + 1 which yields 7 and it’s the “7” that gets entered into the browser.

Special Characters

When I see a “&” I simply enter the special character that follows. So “&@” simply becomes “@”

In a nutshell, you should come up with something simple yet meaningful as your “written down password.” When you are coming up with the written-down password you will be keeping in mind and considering your translation rules so keep it simple and meaningful. For example, you might use BillG456 for your Microsoft email password. You write down “My password is BillG456” which is somewhat meaningful to you. But when you actually enter your password in the browser you would enter “BrinliliGo26” which you can think of as

Bravo india lima lima Golf ((4×5)+6)= 26

where only the highlighted characters are entered.

The above is merely an example algorithm. You might use a similar set of rules based on the names of people you know for the letters. And you can come up with your own simple scheme for numbers or special characters. Or, just use the above as-is. But whatever you do, the point is that you “write down” your “pre-translated” passwords on paper, and/or put them in a text file, or write them in Google Keep, or whatever is convenient for you!!! . And whenever you actually enter them on the computer you will do the translation in your head as you type them.

And if someone gets hold of your “paper” password list do you think they would be able to figure out what it’s all about. Would they know or even think that some translation process is needed? Would they have any clue what the translation process is? Of course not! All of that information is perfectly SAFE IN YOUR HEAD!

Trust me… this is really easy and you will get ridiculously efficient at translating, on the fly, your paper passwords to what you key in. I’ve been using this method for over 20 years! This method is so foolproof and secure that I even write my pre-translated “paper” passwords on the front of my credit cards!

Trust me!  This is Middle School level stuff!  You can do this or something similar that you come up with. You can have the absolute best password manager ever. And you will carry it with you wherever you go. And it doesn’t cost anything because IT’S YOU!  IT’S IN YOUR HEAD!  And you can have fun doing this too!  Trust me… you’ll be amazed at how easy and fast it becomes after just a short time.  You will soon be making the translations as you type while barely thinking about it.  It’s like riding a bike.

If you don’t think you can do this then you need therapy.  Here’s my therapist.  She’s good.

 

Moving on… once again, you don’t have to use the above “rules.”  Play with the idea for a couple of weeks and then come up with your own translation rules.  You’ll have fun.  And best of all…

Once you start using your new password manager

you’ll find that

managing your passwords is as simple as just writing them down.

 

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Raymond Shaw and Robert Mueller Part 2

This is Part 2  about the MSNBC “documentary” on Robert Mueller (and about trust).   Part 1 is required reading in order to appreciate what’s going on here.

Click HERE to review/read Part 1

Also, as with Part 1, this post is not about Trump. That said, if at any point you find yourself saying or thinking the word “Trump” then… well, you know the drill if you read Part 1.

Review of Part 1

The following information comes from the articles and videos linked to in part 1. You read/watched them, right?

We learned that MSNBC recently produced and aired a “documentary” about Robert Mueller. And we learned that Robert Mueller had been appointed the FBI Director shortly before 9/11. And that just a few weeks later there were the anthrax attacks.

Mueller personally took control of and personally managed the anthrax investigation and after a short time came to the conclusion that the anthrax “culprit” was one Steven Hatfill. After a long intensive investigation (which lasted 7 years!), and after destroying Mr. Hatfill’s life, a Federal court exonerated Hatfill and also determined that Hatfill should never have even been a “person of interest.” The Justice Department then settled with Hatfill and paid him $5.8 million for the suffering it caused him.

In addition, the FBI (and Mueller) had early on been warned and informed about the actual culprit who could have easily been captured immediately if the investigators (under Mueller’s personal tutelage) had simplyfollowed the access.You don’t buy anthrax at your corner drug store! There are very few places where anthrax is kept and the stuff is locked up tight behind strong doors with military guards and all access is meticulously documented! Even you or me could have easily tracked down the guilty party! But Mueller fucked up big time because he thought he was smarter than everyone else and instead “followed the bloodhounds” (quite literally! Read/view the articles/videos documented in Part 1).

So Mueller bungled the biggest case the FBI had ever seen. And he bungled it for 7 years! Until finally a Judge had to step in and put a halt to the travesty that Mueller had been “managing” for 7 years!

But this post is NOT about Robert Mueller…

So now we skip forward about 10 years to today where Mueller is in the news as a “special counsel” investigating President Trump. But again, this story is not about Robert Mueller; And again, neither is it about Trump.

It’s about trust

And now for the rest of the story…”

Today… 10 years later MSNBC produces a “documentary” (BioPic) about Mueller. You watched it when you read Part 1. You did watch it, didn’t you? Anyway, nowhere in that “documentary” was anything mentioned about Mueller’s Hatfill/anthrax case which he personally managed (bungled?) for 7 years until the courts had to step in to tell him to let it go! Did I mention it was one of the biggest and most important FBI cases ever? Did I mention that Mueller personally managed that case? Did I mention it went on for 7 years!?

Oh, I almost forgot. Did I mention that there is

no reference to any of this the MSNBC Mueller “documentary?”

I’m going to go way out on a limb and state that this “omission” was/is intentional. And I think it’s a safe bet that the omission was not due to some intern. Multiple people within MSNBC had to agree to not mention this extremely important 7 year period and the related events of Mueller’s life.  And I’ll bet they’re high up in the MSNBC food chain.

So who are they? Beats me. And why did they do this? Don’t know(but we both can speculate). But I bet Rachel could figure it out. Send her a tweet… after enough of them maybe she’ll accept the challenge.  Anyway, when all is said and done, will you now be at least Skeptical (with a capital S) about what appears on MSNBC? And after you think about all this for a while, what will your level of trust be vis-a-vis MSNBC?  Take your time before deciding.  I’m sure they took their time in deciding what you can’t see.

Now It’s The End Of The Story

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Raymond Shaw is the most

” Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest,

most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.”

This post is not about Trump.  You’ll find out what it’s about a little later.  That said, if at any point you find yourself saying or thinking the word “Trump” then please stop and tell yourself

“Focus.  If I just focus.  I know I can do this.  I can have a life if I just stop thinking about it!  All I have to do is focus!”

Then continue.  You can do this;  You know you can.

 

Now we can begin…  Last Night MSNBC aired its “documentary/Bio” of Robert Mueller. Here is a link to a copy that someone put on YouTube. It’s unknown how long it will remain due to “copyright” issues. I could not find any official copies on MSNBC.com.  If I do find such copies I will update this post.  That said,   I encourage you to watch this MSNBC “documentary” in its entirety.


Headliners: MSNBC “documentary/bio” on Robert Mueller  –  Aired 4/15/2018  (about 35 minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOuESoEFigw#t=0s

 

If you’re too lazy and don’t want to spend the time then watch the short version of the MSNBC “documentary” just below:

 

With the above in mind, follow the links way below and read the articles and watch the videos. They are about the Steven Hatfill case; that is, it’s about the anthrax attacks in the U.S. after 9/11 and the FBI’s associated investigation in which an innocent man was targeted, and his life ruined, while the actual perpetrator was quite literally under their noses but was ignored even though he should have been the obvious and primary suspect if they simply would have followed the trail of those few who had access to the anthrax!  And whose access was fully documented!  And who others had warned the FBI about!

The Hatfill case was arguably the biggest and most important case in FBI history. It went on for years until… you’ll find out why. And interestingly enough, the man in charge of the case and in charge of the FBI’s investigation was… you guessed it… Raymond Sh… I mean, Robert Mueller.

Down below you’ll find a list of links to a wide variety of articles from a wide variety of sources that discuss the Hatfill case and Robert Mueller’s association with it. I encourage you to take the time to read and watch and learn about something you lived thru but which you have probably forgotten. And learn how someone at the forefront of today’s events was in charge of and intimately involved in the Hatfill/anthrax case which ended oh so very badly. That “someone” was/is Robert Mueller.

At this point you might be thinking that this article is about Robert Mueller.  Well,  it’s not.

 

Here is the BIG question. Did you watch the MSNBC biopic about Mueller (aka Raymond Shaw in the parlance of MSNBC)?   In the MSNBC “documentary” did you see any reference to Mueller’s association with the Hatfill/anthrax debacle? No? Hmmmm… that’s odd. I wonder why not? A mere accidental oversight maybe?

And THAT, dear reader, is the point of this article!

 

Is it any wonder that people do not trust what is reported in the “media?”; or in this case, what is NOT reported!

Here is the list of links to articles and videos on the Hatfill case from a wide variety of sources. Btw, there are many other sources of information. I am sure you can easily find them.

 

The Atlantic Magazine – 2010
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/05/the-wrong-man/308019/

Huffington Post
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/conflicts-of-interest-and-ethics-robert-mueller-and_us_5936a148e4b033940169cdc8

L.A. Times – 2017
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-mueller-record-20171122-story.html

NY Times – 2008
https://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/28/washington/28hatfill.html

Orange County Register – 2017
https://www.ocregister.com/2017/05/21/comey-mueller-bungled-big-anthrax-case-together/


The Federalist – February 2018
http://thefederalist.com/2018/02/08/robert-mueller-botching-investigations-since-anthrax-attacks/

mark levin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDMN15LpXhA

Associated Press – Aug 1, 2008
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4slGYVsI_es

Associated Press – Aug 4, 2008
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a586kg5vZUA

CNN death by mail – 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuZi52lZVuw

MSNBC hatfill lawsuit – exonnerated 2008
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNztslM4NZ0

NBC Today Show – 2014 hatfill wrongly pursued by FBI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7n6bVrQOlE

NBC news 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG95QvnReNA

https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/6/12/house-section/article/H4848-1

 

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College Tuition and Student Debt

Tuition And Student Loan Debt

The “complaint” sometimes (often?) heard is that a major factor in the student loan debt crisis is the “huge” costs due to tuition. More to the point, a major “complaint” is that tuition costs are astronomically high resulting in crushing student debt just to pay the cost (of tuition). The question, vis-a-vis the discussion we were having is whether tuition is a major factor; or more importantly, must the cost of tuition necessarily result high student debt?

Florida State Univ. Tuition

In-State $4,640/year  ($18,600 for 4 years). I’d say that’s pretty damned good!

However, if one goes to a community college for the first 2 years then the total tuition over 4 years will be about $13,000. In other words, graduate from Florida State for about $13,000 in tuition.

UCLA and all other UC system schools

In-State $12,600/yr about $50,000 for 4 years. That’s a whole lot more expensive than when I attended and $50k is significant. BUT…

Again, however, if one goes to a California community college for the first 2 years then the total tuition for those 2 years is only $2208. Or

graduate from UCLA for a total tuition of $27,408 (quite a savings when compared to $50k).

UCLA has shattered its own record as the nation’s most popular college choice for high school seniors, attracting more than 113,000 freshman applications for fall 2018, according to preliminary data released Thursday.

http://www.latimes.com/local/education/higher-ed/la-me-edu-ucla-applicants-20171214-story.html

California State Universities

If one decides to instead attend a California State University (as opposed to a UC system school) then the tuition is only $5742/year or about $22,000 for all 4 years! Or, and again, one could attend a community college for the first 2 years then the tuition cost for all 4 years totals out to about $13,700. That’s pretty damned cheap to attend one of the many excellent universities including Cal-Poly, San Jose, San Diego, etc.

The Takeaway

One can, if they want, pay enormous amounts in tuition and they can finance it with student loans;  but they don’t have to.   The cost of tuition does NOT have to result in crushing debt in order to obtain an excellent college education.

Stop making yourself peanut butter sandwiches.

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New York Times and The Truth

Shown below is one of the New York Times’    “truth” ads    that started with the Oscars in 2018 (3/4/2018). This ad campaign is akin to CNN’s This is an apple campaign. You may want to check the previous blog post for info on that CNN  “apple” campaign (click here).

 

NYT “TRUTH” ad follows

 

At any rate, the NYT “truth” ads, like the CNN “apple ads,” implore you to trust them. They implore you to believe that they tell you the truth… that they wouldn’t lie to you… all of which tells you… well, you decide.

So what does it really mean when a major media outlet begs us to believe that they are telling us the truth? I mean really, what is that all about?

 

Anyway,  i find it intriguing that now there are 2 major media outlets that are begging for us to believe them.  What’s THAT about?

And that’s the way it is. Trust me.  No, really, trust me.

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Gun Control and Penguins

Following are two “public service announcements” (PSAs) that I have often seen… and seen mostly on the various cable “news” channels. And oddly enough, the two shown below are often shown in the same order as below and without a break between them.  The odds are good that you’ve seen them.

Take a look…

Ballerina

 

Penguin

 

The “Ballerina” video is a PSA about drunk driving and the subject is given serious treatment. Oddly enough the “Ballerina” PSA is often followed immediately by the “Texting Penguin” PSA.

 

The Texting Penguin is a playful, joking, and amusing treatment of texting while driving (don’t forget to listen to the accompanying music). Put another way, it’s a light-hearted treatment of behavior that KILLS 11 TEENAGERS EVERY DAY in the U.S. (and kills adults and pre-teens too). But judging by the video one would think that texting while driving is a minor inconvenience at most (running into a snow bank… c’mon) and mostly a funny thing that happens (did you see the surprised look on the Penguin’s face and listen to the light-hearted music when it saw the snow bank?… how cute is that!).

And all that, of course, brings us to the cable/network “news”   non-stop topic du jour… schools, armed guards, failed background checks, 17 victims, Gun Control issues, ….. A serious and important topic to be sure.   Teenagers killed at school…  It’s infinitely more important and the priority is infinitely higher than a cute Penguin who for many years has been killing 11 kids per day.

“Be careful out there.”

 

But Wait!  There’s More!
After corresponding with a reader I realized I needed to add a little clarity to the point I am trying to make…

The point I was trying to make is that the Penguin psa, because of the non-serious manner/tone in which it was done, implies that texting and driving is only a very minor problem at best.  However, when we actually look at the stats we find it’s a way bigger problem than even school shootings but that it’s essentially ignored.

11 Dead

and 800 SERIOUS injuries EACH DAY!

And yet the psa is, how should i say it?… “Jovial.”   Am i the only one who sees this?

Anyway, it’s a VERY low-priority (no-priority?) public issue.

 

 

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