Saturday, May 16, 2015

"Exclusive: Fake website targets registration fees for The Color Run Racine"

Posted: May 14, 2015 9:53 PM CST
Updated: May 14, 2015 9:53 PM CST  
By Marshanna Hester Connect

CBS 58

"Racine - Scammers are trying to turn the "happiest 5K on the planet" into a nightmare.

"CBS 58 uncovered a fake registration website for The Color Run Racine. We showed it to organizers and they had no idea of the threat.

"'It frustrated me for the good, honest people who think they're signing up for these races and they're being duped,' said race director Kari Dawson.

"They're being duped by a bright, colorful website bearing the name Color 5 Mile. It lists Racine as one of dozens of locations to register.

"'They're trying to scam people all across, from one end of the country to the other,' said Thomas Friedel, Racine City Administrator

"Aside from the date, one red flag is the event's starting place. It lists 730 Washington Avenue, which is Racine City Hall. The location is not the most ideal place to start a race, considering it's near a busy roundabout. The Color Run Racine really starts at Pershing Park.

"Racine leaders can't take any legal action because the fake site didn't use the city's logo. They did advise organizers to initiate a cease and desist order. Dawson said the scheme reflects badly on the community.

"You have someone who see's this and says, 'wow, this sound like fun. I'm going to sign up. I'm going to spend money for my family to do this,' and they're being tricked," she said.

"The correct website is The Color Run, three key words to ensure your hard earned $55 puts you alongside thousands, who will cross the finish line splattered in pink, purple and yellow paint.

"'People just need to be careful,' Friedel said. 'People need to look out for what they're clicking onto and where they're going and make sure you're dealing with the people you think you're dealing with.'

"It's also important to do your research. The Color Run Racine is Saturday, May 23rd and there's still time to register individually or as a team."

"Batman: The Ride 4D Free-Fly Coaster Promo POV B-Roll Six Flags Fiesta Texas Roller Coaster Spin"

Who wants a ride?

Redneck Plumbing

This is a must-have item for your outdoor entertaining needs.

R.I.P. - B.B. King

Thank you, B.B., for the decades of music.

Open Blog - Weekend

Thank you. You, too.

Friday, May 15, 2015

"Thank you for Smoking!"

Hula Hoop Butt

These are the type of skills necessary in our new economy.

Noah messed up

"Approved: Assembly passes bill that would limit what food stamp recipients can purchase"

Posted 3:12 pm, May 13, 2015, by AP Wire Service, Updated at 10:18pm, May 13, 2015

"MADISON (AP) — The state Assembly has passed bill to limit the types of food that food stamp users could buy, including how much of their allotment can be spent on junk food.
"The Assembly passed the Republican-sponsored measure on a 60-35 vote Wednesday.

"The bill would require food stamp recipients to use at least two-thirds of their monthly benefits to purchase nutritional foods such as beef, chicken and produce.

"Republican supporters say they want to prevent people on taxpayer-funded public assistance from spending their money on junk food.

"'A lot of people, an awful lot of people who are on FoodShare are also on BadgerCare, so there is a direct financial benefit not just to the individual, which of course is obvious to have better health, but also to state taxpayers and society as a whole,' Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said.

"Users would also be barred from buying crab, lobster, shrimp and other shellfish.

"The change would require a federal waiver, which no state has ever received.

"The Assembly passed a similar bill last session but it never got a vote in the Senate."

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Why can't we just take all the poor people, line them up against a wall, and shoot them?  That would end so many social problems.

Open Blog - Friday

I'm so sad it's Friday. I wish it was Monday already! Never say never.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Orbs Driving Home After A Day At The JTI Offices

Eat Bacon

Or eat vegetarians.

Cute or Obscene?

Or both?

"Racine- 2nd District Alderman Krystyna Sarrazin RESIGNS her position as Alderman for the City Of Racine."

From Racine Community Media:

"Some are now saying close friend and campaign supporter of Mayor John Dickert, Kimberly Kane, has already been chosen by Dickert to replace Sarrazin. Is this how elections are supposed to work? Are not the people supposed to elect their elected officials, or at least have a say in who their Alderman will be? Not in Racine."

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Not a whisper in the Journal Times.

Alltime10s Thursdays

Open Blog - Thursday

Now I want ice cream.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my dear hearts!  How are you?  Wasn’t that a great summer we had?  Now it’s back to the fall temperatures.  Time to break out the winter clothing.  I hope it snows red, white, and blue on the 4th of July.  Brrr.

I think that the watercolor done by Mr. OrbsCorbs’ friend, John Nowicki, is beautiful.  You can see Uffizi and Friends here:  I spoke briefly with Mr. Nowicki and he said the two most important things to remember in watercolor are that the color will dry darker than it appears on the brush, and let work dry thoroughly before attempting to do more.  If the watercolor is not dry, it will just bleed in with the new color.

Did all you mothers have a great Mother’s Day?  Señor Zanza and Junior showered me with kindness and attention.  How nice for one day.  Then it’s back to the grind for 364 more days.  We should have a Mother’s Day every week, or, at least, every month.  Moms work like crazy raising kids, but society doesn’t recognize it, only the mothers that have lived it do.

The ongoing tension in our nation over police vs. citizens is hard to bear.  It shakes the foundation of trust placed in the police and encourages criminals to assassinate them.  How the heck did we ever get here?  We need to trust each other.  We need to act respectfully.  Mostly, we need to live honestly.  When I was a child, we had the Secret Police.  Believe me, we don’t want to go there.

I’m already sick of the 2016 presidential election.  The crap will only intensify as we approach election day.  And, most likely, it will further encourage the polarization of our country.  Really, it bothers me that every day is like a war out there.  People are no longer just inconsiderate, but now many are mean. 

I had a “gentleman” block me into my parking space at a gas station.  When he first pulled up, he stayed back.  I took that to mean I could back out.  But, as I did, he suddenly rolled his truck up to block my car. When I looked at him, he wiggled his fingers at me.  I just don’t get it.  Letting me out of my space and the lot would in no way harm him.  But he pulled up to a pump just to be an asshole to a complete stranger.  This is not my world.

The weather patterns around the world are not mine, either.  Earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, drought, and more.  The planet does seem to have gone crazy.  Maybe it’s responding to the vibe that we’re giving off: “Kill, kill, kill!”  It’s seeped into our collective unconsciousness.  You never know where it’s going to pop up next, but it will probably involve guns and violence.  Mass shootings are almost a regular part of life these days.  No one ever talks about “going postal” anymore because it happens in all walks and stages of life.  That’s sad.

What’s also sad is that we’ve come to the end of another Zoltar® blog.  You have no idea how much I enjoy your company.  I love you all.  Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.

Road Rage – Inevitable or not?

Watch out for everything and everybody.  Take time to smell the roses (when they bloom).  Never forget, uh, ahh, I’ve forgotten it.  I love you.      

Open Blog - Wednesday

Well, Why Not?

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

"Downtown Racine, Main Street Bridge."

From Racine Community Media:

Can Soimebody Lend Me Some Cash?

No joke here.  I have $40 to live on the next three weeks.  I'm looking into bankruptcy.  When I do that, my credit card debt is put on "hold" and I can start repaying those who have lent me money.

I'm very embarrassed by this.  Prices on everything keep going up, but my income is static.  I'm sorry that it's come to this.  I love you all, whether you contribute or not. 

Open Blog - Tuesday

Tuesday love to all the Irregulars.

Monday, May 11, 2015

"Drunken falls cause more deaths than drunken driving in Wisconsin"

From The Capital Times:

May 10, 2015 6:00 am  • 
"In a state that traditionally leads the nation in heavy drinking, drunken driving has long been a public health concern.

"But alcohol-related falls now account for more deaths in Wisconsin than motor vehicle crashes involving alcohol.

"'I’m not suggesting the focus on drunken driving is misdirected but falls related to alcohol kill a lot more people each year,' said Julia Sherman, coordinator of the Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project.

"The most recent figures available show 349 deaths in Wisconsin from alcohol-related falls in 2012. That compares to 223 alcohol-related traffic deaths that year.

"Last month, for example, a 32-year-old woman died after falling from a third-floor fire escape on a downtown La Crosse building. Police said surveillance video captured her struggling to walk near the Who’s On Third tavern."

"This $9 computer is taking Kickstarter by storm"

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Open Blog - Monday

I miss Calvin and Hobbes.