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  • Aug 10th, 2020 @ 10:08am

    Re:

    Wow! Infuckinggenius idea! A bit late of course.

    Do you have access to high speed Internet?
    If yes, do you have more than one provider of high speed Internet?

  • Jul 20th, 2020 @ 11:43am

    The real reason for this

    The real reason for these tactics is not to protect property & quell violence. Quite the opposite. This is planned & designed (not by Orange Face) to escalate the violence. They need the riots to return & get crazier so they can claim only by voting for the oranged faced man can we have law & order.

    The truth is just the opposite. Removing that buffoon from office would likely quiet things down quite a bit.

  • Apr 1st, 2020 @ 4:49pm

    Re:

    TDS: The derangement syndrome of being able to watch Trump talk & not be totally appalled. In the rare event he sticks the the teleprompter he makes Al Gore sound charismatic.

  • Mar 19th, 2020 @ 3:57am

    Re:

    RTFA they still have access to Whatsapp. Whatsapp is notorious for fake news, rumours, unsubstantiated information, & scams. Specially in India (source: Indian coworkers). What they can't do is copy/paste into a search engine to fact check.

    The ironic thing is where we do have Internet access, most don't bother fact checking. Maybe because what they are reading fits their beliefs.

  • Feb 21st, 2020 @ 4:38am

    Term Limits

    Michigan Legislature. What should be a poster child for how fucked up term limits are. These people couldn't govern (or write a decent piece of legislation) to save their own lives. Just a bunch of zealots that could care less what the voters want. Why would they?

    Term limits sound great. "Throw the bums out!" But the reality is either you elect people that are clueless or elect people that are directly from a massive corporation & work diligently for that corporation until they get term limited & return to their job.

    It's doubtful these clowns will be able to write a Constitutional sex registry law. Maybe now I will stop getting alerts from my credit protection service about another offender moving into the homeless shelter a mile away. One of the rare locations these people can live. A lot of these people really need to be tracked. How to do that I do not know. But then I don't write laws for a living.

  • Nov 8th, 2019 @ 12:16pm

    Yoda says

    Begun the Streaming War has.

  • Nov 2nd, 2019 @ 3:46am

    But TAX CUTS!

    Yep, a massive corporate tax cut, deregulation, & lots of rah-rah & still Bob's company goes bankrupt. What happened to that windfall? I've got no idea what my employer did with it. Several business units closed, the products they made switched from make to buy (overseas of course), continued headcount reductions globally... & after staying fairly flat since 2010, huge increase in health insurance coverage.

    But hot damn our CEO pocketed millions & our stock price is at a record high! Anyone could be walked out at any moment though so better not complain or ask for a raise. All I know is I will continue to try to vote in my best interest.

  • Oct 17th, 2019 @ 4:36am

    Increasingly?

    "Increasingly cops only understand force." This is hardly anything new. What's new (at least historically) is they are getting caught in the act. But only in rare cases do they get punished for it.

  • Aug 8th, 2019 @ 5:03am

    Re: What they Want

    Way back in 1987 or so I was selected by Nielsen to keep a log book. I completely lied filling it out. What I logged was only Star Trek reruns & Next Generation. The truth was I never actually turned on the TV. I was young, working lots of hours, & had cash to burn & fun to have. I was only home to sleep, shower, & try to get some laundry done.

    When I was very young they canceled Star Trek (my parents let me stay up late to watch it). I was still holding a grudge over that.

  • Jun 19th, 2019 @ 9:55am

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    AT&T has a ton of work. They just want to avoid having employees, union or not. They've been contracting it all out. That & abandoning rural areas by closing service & call centers & letting the infrastructure go to shit.

    They've been pushing for lower labor costs for a years all while making billions, even before the tax cuts.

    I do not know how far these multi-nationally owned mega-corporations are going to be able to push before people finally start to push back. Even after 20 years of mostly flat wages while profits continue to climb, the public still seems to have the "thank you sir, could I have another" point of view.

  • Apr 24th, 2019 @ 5:07pm

    This has been going on for many years

    As far back as 2010 I know someone who led a team at FedEX, UPS, & LAX. At FedEX & UPS they just stood over the conveyors & grabbed boxes they say looked suspicious & got cash & dope everytime. At LAX they just grabbed people they saw as suspicious & got loads of cash & drugs. He claimed they knew right away who to grab.

    Many millions confiscated. From what I was told & I could be wrong, if you need to ship cash or something, use USPS. They need a warrant to open USPS packages.

    WIth dope they would literally dress as FedEX or UPS & deliver the package. Once the door was open they would look inside & look for anything (paraphernalia or smell) to give probable cause to raid with no warrant. As one can imagine it doesn't take much.

  • Apr 2nd, 2019 @ 9:46am

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    Lets not forget all the advertisements we all have to download, helping to eat through data caps.

  • Mar 8th, 2019 @ 5:40am

    At 72 years old, why not divest?

    Seriously, the old guy is OLD. Why would he not completely divest in all is businesses? It shows low intelligence or downright stupidity to not do that & remove it as an appearance of influence. It's not like he can direct his "empire" from the afterlife.

  • Jan 10th, 2019 @ 9:59am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Hello, "Greevar"! Back after 30 month

    Personally I come here to read the articles & some of the comments. I rarely post.

    But since you have this belief, with no evidence, that commenters here are not real, why do you come here?
  • Oct 25th, 2018 @ 10:09am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The gubernatorial route through the AG's office

    Third party will never happen but in the meantime it will be just enough to keep the "R"s in power. "D"s may not be perfect but that is all we got right now. Push the Dems to be more representative of the people rather than push for some third party. At least the Dems are on board with Net Neutrality.
  • Oct 15th, 2018 @ 4:56am

    TED talk

    https://www.ted.com/talks/robin_steinberg_what_if_we_ended_the_injustice_of_bail

    96% of the people that the Bronx Freedom Fund bailed out returned for their trials. For the most part, they just needed reminders. Others had childcare, transportation issues, etc...

    Of these that returned for trial, half of them had their charges dismissed.
  • Jul 30th, 2018 @ 7:38am

    Re: Re:

    I've rarely disagreed with TOG but.... "how low the police have fallen"? They've not fallen as the implies they used to be "better". Everyone carrying around a video recorder all the time has only shined a much needed light on law enforcement. Where I grew up, police brutality was common & they would do it right in front of a crowd, with many other officers watching or even helping. They would dare you to try to do something to stop it. File a complaint would mean getting stopped & harassed by every cop in the precinct for weeks. & the complaint would go nowhere.

    Just as with any profession, there is a bell shaped curve, the very good, the large portion of average, then the bad. Unfortunately this profession has very well armed individuals that have the power to ruin lives & take lives. The "bad cops" have been around for as long as there's been law enforcement.

    If anything, in my own opinion, the police are currently on a improvement swing rather than "falling". They have to be. We are all watching. Maybe the cult of protection of their fellow officers will crack & they will start to police themselves.
  • Jul 18th, 2018 @ 9:45am

    Free meals

    Although I think this article might be a little over the top, I know what I would do if I owned a restaurant. Cops eat for free. Yes it would be costly but in the past this was common.

    Years ago a friend & I were picking up coffee & a donuts from a immigrant owned shop. When he went to pay his badge (EMS guy) flashed in his wallet & the proprietor refused the money. It wasn't until a bit later he realized why.
    This was long before social media. I believe there were other reasons why we were not charged. Fear maybe.
  • Jun 26th, 2018 @ 2:02pm

    Re: Re: The hard way?

    Yes, he filled the part that was censored in the UK with five minutes of footage of Gilbert Gottfried reading three-star Yelp reviews of restaurants in Boise, Idaho.
  • Jun 4th, 2018 @ 5:07pm

    Re:

    Anecdotal: $50 for 15 mins is what I paid for a relative in California State corrections. Collect call, a 15 min time limit & it always cost $50. This was over 10 years ago.

    However, talking with her, she convinced me to pay for a training in a field that she claimed would get her a job on the outside. I paid, she did the training, after release it took a while, but she got a job.

    She has excelled in the field, has had additional training, & has had a number of promotions. She bought a house, got her kids with her now, & is doing extremely well. She even paid me back some of the money (not that I wanted it).

    External family support worked very well for her. All together I likely spent more than $500 on phone calls.

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