Sunday, March 24, 2019

1949 Batman and Robin Movie

How ISPs Violate the Laws of Mathematics

Lithuanian Who Scammed Google, Facebook For $120 Million Pleads Guilty

A Lithuanian man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and three counts of money laundering after scamming Google and Facebook out of more than $120 million.



Between 2013 and 2015, Evaldas Rimasauskas tricked Google and Facebook employees into wiring the funds into a Latvian company he created with an identical name to Asian hardware vendor Quanta Computer Inc. - claiming that the Silicon Valley companies owed the vendor money.

Using spoofed emails, Rimasauskas was able to trick the Google and Facebook employees along with the banks they worked with to make and approve payments to bank accounts owned by his Latvian company.
The scheme defrauded Google out of $23 million and Facebook out of $99 million, according to that order. Prosecutors said Rimasauskas contributed to the scheme by setting up a fake company and a bank account in Latvia. -Reuters
Rimasauskas then shuffled the money to bank accounts in Cyprus, Lithuania, Hungary, Slovakia and Latvia.

He was arrested in March, 2017 and extradited to the Southern District of New York in August 2017. 

The scheme is known as a "business email compromise," in which fraudsters demand money after identifying individuals in key positions who work with foreign suppliers. 

"As Evaldas Rimasauskas admitted today, he devised a blatant scheme to fleece U.S. companies out of over $100 million, and then siphoned those funds to bank accounts around the globe," said Manhattan US Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman.

According to a Justice Department press release, Rimasauskas "caused forged invoices, contracts, and letters that falsely appeared to have been executed and signed by executives and agents of the Victim Companies, and which bore false corporate stamps embossed with the Victim Companies’ names, to be submitted to banks in support of the large volume of funds that were fraudulently transmitted via wire transfer."

Rimasauskas agreed to forfeit $49,738,559.41 to the United States as part of his plea agreement "representing the amount of proceeds traceable to the offense in Count One of the Indictment that the defendant personally obtained," via wire fraud.

He could receive a maximum of 30 years in prison if found guilty on all counts. He is scheduled to appear for sentencing on July 24 at 10:00 a.m. before Judge George B. Daniels in the Southern District of New York.

From: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-23/lithuanian-who-scammed-google-faceook-120-million-pleads-guilty

A Young George Carlin on The Jimmy Dean Show

'Meals under wheels': More states make it legal to eat roadkill

Critics warn about the risks of diseased meat and worry that over-eager drivers may intentionally strike down animals.

A car stops to allow a moose to cross Westpark Drive in Anchorage, Alaska on Nov. 1, 2013.Dan Joling / AP file

By Adam Edelman

You found it on the side of the road and now, in more than two dozen states, you can eat it with a side of potatoes.

At least 27 states have passed legislation allowing drivers to turn their roadkill into their dinner, and lawmakers in many others, including California, are poised to do the same.

"At the end of the day, it just makes sense to put to positive use the animals that were just going to end up decaying and creating problems alongside the road," Oregon state Sen. Bill Hansell, whose bill legalizing the eating of roadkill went into effect earlier this year, told NBC News.



 
Does this include Politicians?

The lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are aiming at Realtors and their 6% fee

Prospective home buyers view a kitchen while touring a house for sale.

A new class-action lawsuit takes aim at real estate agents and the tools they use to do business, and housing industry watchers say it could revolutionize the way Americans buy and sell the biggest asset they’ll ever own.

The suit was filed in Chicago on behalf of anyone who sold a home through one of 20 of the largest listing services in the country over the past five years. It charges that the mighty Washington-based lobby National Association of Realtors, as well as the four largest national real estate brokerages, and the Multiple Listing Services they use, have conspired to require anyone selling a home to pay the commission of the broker representing their buyer “at an inflated amount,” in violation of federal antitrust law.

Read more: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/big-name-lawsuit-could-upend-realtors-and-their-6-fee-2019-03-19

Mason, Weidner make their pitch to voters

RACINE — In the latest upheaval of the 2019 spring election, Alderman Sandy Weidner’s announced last week she will register as a write-in candidate for Racine mayor against incumbent Cory Mason in the April 2 election.

This is not the first time Mason and Weidner have competed for the office. Both ran in the special election held in October 2017 to fill the position after John Dickert resigned. Mason won by 964 votes.

The hot-button issue at that time of that election was the proposed Downtown arena, which Mason vetoed when he took office. This spring, Weidner’s open-records lawsuit and contempt of court case, which have been submitted to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, cast a shadow on the race. While Mason is not directly connected to the case, it has raised questions of transparency in City Hall.

Weidner said she had not intended to campaign but was told by supporters that they planned to write her name in on the ballot.

Read more:  https://journaltimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/mason-weidner-make-their-pitch-to-voters/article_b6c883ae-1f7a-58f5-9af6-cf19a0b201dc.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1


Vote for Sandy or expect 4 more years of secret government and lies.

What Would Happen If North Korea Launched A Nuclear Weapon

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Former Waukesha priest accused of groping woman while administering last rites

From JSOnline:

The Rev. Langsch, formerly of Waukesha, is accused of assaulting an Austin, Texas, woman in hospice by groping her while administering last rites. He was arrested March 14 and faces one count of misdemeanor assault by contact. (Photo: Associated Press)

A Catholic priest with ties to a Waukesha religious community has been charged with misdemeanor assault in Texas for allegedly groping a woman while administering her last rites.

The Rev. Gerold Langsch, 75, a member of the Schoenstatt Fathers, could face up to a year in jail and a fine of $4,000 if convicted.

Langsch appears to have moved to Austin in 2015 to serve at a parish there. According to news accounts, on Oct. 5, he was called to the home of a 60-year-old woman in hospice care who was suffering from renal failure as a result of diabetes.

The woman told police Langsch anointed her chest with holy oil, then massaged her breast with lotion and pinched her nipple, asking, "Does that feel good?" He then tried to reach into her diaper, but could not, authorities said.

Langsch was arrested this month on a charge of assault by contact and released on $15,000 bond.
 
The Diocese of Austin issued a statement Thursday saying Langsch had been relieved of his faculties to serve as a priest in that diocese. It said he had already been asked to resign as pastor at St. Paul Parish in Austin because of an unrelated allegation made in February that he had failed to maintain proper boundaries with an adult. It said that incident did not involve physical contact.

Contact Annysa Johnson at anjohnson@jrn.com or 414-224-2061. Follow her on Twitter at @JSEdbeat. And join the Journal Sentinel conversation about education issues at www.facebook.com/groups/WisconsinEducation.

From: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2019/03/23/former-waukesha-priest-accused-groping-woman-while-administering-last-rites/3256562002/

Mount Everest glaciers are melting. And it's exposing the bodies of dead climbers

Mount Everest peeks through the clouds in this Sept. 27, 2015, photo, taken from Everest Base Camp in Nepal. (Photo: Tashi Sherpa, AP)

Not even Mount Everest appears immune to global warming. And a new concern has emerged as a result of glacial melting: Exposed bodies.

Melting ice and snow on Everest caused by higher temperatures is revealing the bodies of dead climbers, reports CNN

Ang Tshering Sherpa, the former president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, tells CNN climbers are finding the bodies as a result of climate change, as "snow and glaciers are fast-melting."

Bodies are being removed from the Chinese side of Everest as the spring climbing season is about to begin, reports BBC.

The Expedition Operators Association of Nepal tells BBC dealing with removing the dead bodies has been difficult because of a law requiring the involvement of government agencies.

CNN reports more than 200 people have died on Everest's peak since 1922.

"This issue needs to be prioritized by both the government and the mountaineering industry," Dambar Parajuli, president of EOAN, told BBC.

Removing the bodies is also an expensive process. According to a 2016 report from The Washington Post, it can cost between $30,000 to $70,000 to retrieve a body from the mountain.

Blue Cross Blue Shield plans team up with community partners to address the opioid crisis.



The data shows that substance use disorder is still widespread, but innovations in treatment, prescribing and awareness are helping. USA TODAY

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sponsor-story/blue-cross-blue-shield-association/2019/03/22/innovations-opioid-addiction-prevention-and-treatment-show-promise/3233233002/?mvt=i&mvn=cd143226874e48278f27d2e2e1ccd322&mvp=NA-GANNLOCASITEMANA-11238693&mvl=Size-2x3+%5BDigital+Front+Redesign+Tile%5D

Embezzlement

Dear City of Racine Alderpersons, 
 
I think that former Mayor John Dickert said it best...... 
 
When he claimed that there are some Embezzlers in Racine City Hall who 
need to be fired. 
 
Basically, these embezzlers are grossly overpaid, over-compensated, 
and under - worked at taxpayer expense. 
 
Increasing the Mayor's office from 3 to 5 at an expense to taxpayers 
of nearly three quarter of a million dollars! ($736,435 for 2019) is 
an OUTRAGE! 
 
According to State Assembly Leader Robin Vos,  when dealing with the 
State Budget - 
 
"Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is still smarting from last month’s rocky 
resolution to the state budget debate, calling three Republican 
senators who struck a deal with Gov. Scott Walker to support the 
budget “terrorists.” 
 
 "That’s what they are,” Vos said in a WISN-TV interview that aired 
Sunday. “You don’t hold somebody hostage for your own personal 
needs.”" 
 
https://arrestrecordsofracinewipublicofficials.wordpress.com/2019/03/21/popcorn-king-state-assembly-leader-r-robin-vos-asserts-his-fifth-amendment-privilege/ 
 
It is apparent that Mayor Cory Mason has also held City of Racine 
Taxpayers hostage for his own personal need to increase the Mayor's 
office from 3 to 5 positions at an additional cost of $276,355! By 
State Assembly Leader Robin Vos's definition of Terrorist -  City of 
Racine Mayor Cory Mason is a Terrorist - and the members of the Common 
Council who approved his budget are Terrorists by association. 
 
Meanwhile..... more despicable actions in The City of Ill Repute..... 
 
From JT: 
 
RACINE — A Racine woman indicted by a federal grand jury for 
embezzling more than $775,000 from her late father’s Racine law firm — 
and using it to fund a gambling and drug problem — was sentenced 
Wednesday to serve 21 months in prison. 
 
Kathleen A. Fetek, 56, originally pleaded not guilty to a single count 
of mail fraud, but later pleaded guilty to the charge on Nov. 1. In 
addition to prison time, Fetek will be on supervision for three years 
after her release. She was also ordered to pay $788,277 in 
restitution. 
 
"Why Kathy Fetek felt she had the right to take money from anybody ... 
is truly despicable." 
 
            Fraud victim's testimony 
 
https://journaltimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/months-for-racine-woman-who-embezzled-k-from-father-s/article_461a451e-92a4-52f4-ae70-94191815a697.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1 
 
Likewise - City of Racine Mayor Cory Mason also feels he has the right 
to take more money from taxpayers to increase his office from 3 to 5. 
If he knew he couldn't handle the job - why then did he run for 
elective office, and why did the Common Council "sell out" the 
taxpayers and allow this outrageous increase? Every single one of you 
who voted for the Mayor's budget SOLD OUT your Electors! And thus you 
also held City of Racine taxpayers for your own personal needs and by 
the definition of State Assembly Leader Robin Vos, are Terrorists. 
 
I think that at City of Racine Hall there is a substantial problem 
with embezzlement, gambling with taxpayer money, and even drug abuse - 
ala Tim Tompkins and other unnamed/untested individuals. Truth must be 
hidden from Taxpayers in Racine Mayor Cory Mason's secret government 
and colluding courts. Coryuption rules the City of Ill Repute. 
 
Sincerely, 
 
Tim & Cindy

Florida Man Googles self to find out which Florida Man he is

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It turns out there's a "Florida Man" in all of us.
A social media challenge is encouraging people to look up what version of Florida Man they are based on their birthdays.

Florida Man has become shorthand for a unique brand of news story mined from the Sunshine State that usually involves guns, drugs, booze or reptiles — often in startling combination.

The challenge asks people to run their birthday and "Florida Man" through a search engine to find out which Florida Man headline pops up. Then, like all good things, they must post the result on social media.

The challenge has become a social media sensation, which isn't surprising given that the Florida Man concept crept into the nation's consciousness with the @—FloridaMan Twitter account in 2013.

The Twitter account, with the tagline "Real-life stories of the world's worst superhero," has been home to recent headlines such as "Florida Man Fire Bombs Garage That Impounded His Car, Hits His Own Vehicle" and "Florida Man Tried to Pay for McDonald's With Weed."

Read more:  https://journaltimes.com/news/national/florida-man-googles-self-to-find-out-which-florida-man/article_36570220-8f3b-587f-a24a-2aaa88fdf949.html

Incumbent Tate and challenger Jarstad vie for 3rd District seat

Tate
Jarstad
RACINE — Alderman John Tate II, who has been a vocal, active member of the council since he was elected in 2017, is aiming for second term serving the 3rd District on the City Council.
Tate ran for Mayor Cory Mason’s former seat in the Legislature last year and lost to Greta Neubauer and is most well-known for putting the marijuana referendum on the city’s ballot last fall and authoring the directive to Racine Police Department to issue citations for first-time marijuana possession under 25 grams.
His challenger, Ricky Jarstad, a Neighborhood Watch volunteer, is running for office for the first time and said he would represent those who do not approve of the direction the city is taking.
Residents will get to choose between the two on April 2.
The 3rd District is roughly bounded by Sixth Street or Kinzie Avenue on the north; West Boulevard, Washington Avenue or Taylor Avenue on the west; 21st Street on the south; and Racine Street or the Union Pacific Railroad tracks on the east. To see a map of the district, go online to: www.cityofracine.org/CityAlderman/
Racine aldermen serve two-year terms with an annual salary of $6,899.
The candidates provided some information on their backgrounds and insights into why they are running.
What do you think about the general direction the city is taking?
Jarstad: Most people I have spoken with in the 3rd District and city do not approve the direction the city is taking. Cuts to services, crumbling roads/alleys, bloated debt, serious racial inequality, expanding government secrecy, and tone-deaf city leaders are what I heard most often from neighbors across the district. As a real person, I heard loud and clear their concerns and I will take positive action on their behalf. No one will be left behind.
Tate: For the first time in a long time, the city is moving in a direction where tangible positive progress can be observed. With increased cooperation between the city, surrounding municipalities, and the county, we’re able to address systemic issues that go beyond the limited reach of city government. It is also extremely critical that city leaders establish policies and provisions to ensure that this period of growth and investment is of the benefit of all residents.
What do you think about the city’s recent actions on marijuana possession? Specifically what do you think about the City Council’s recent marijuana directive ordering the Police Department to issue citations, rather than charges, for first time possession offenses for less than 25 grams?
Jarstad: While it was passed in good faith, each officer still has the discretion on whether to charge with the state statute or city ordinance for cannabis possession. The mayor and police chief also set the priorities of city law enforcement so it is them who need to set concrete policy within the RPD. Racine also needs leaders who will personally lobby state leaders in Madison for genuine cannabis reform, beyond just partisan lines.
Editor’s note: Both City Attorney Scott Letteney and Police Chief Art Howell have confirmed that the directive is Racine Police Department policy as of Jan. 17, so charging decisions are not at an officer’s discretion.
Tate: The council’s actions are completely within the bounds of the state statute, which grants municipalities authority to 1) regulate first-time possession offenses 25 gram or less, and; 2) issue lawful orders to the police chief. Further, this is a matter of maximizing law enforcement’s limited resources. Their role is too critical to the safety of the community to be spent on minor marijuana possession. And perhaps most importantly, the Council’s actions are a direct reflection of the will of the people, which is what should happen in a functioning representative democracy.
How would you like to see the city address poverty and high unemployment?
Jarstad: Residents need to be offered genuine opportunities for jobs of the 21st century to thrive and succeed in our community. Apprenticeships and meaningful recruitment drives should be regularly held. The city should also continue to partner with technical colleges to expand opportunities for residents.
Tate: The city must be a leader in setting equitable standards for employment. That means paying a living wage, ensuring that city contractors do the same, and setting workforce inclusion standards for major city projects. The city is currently investing in worker training programming through RCEDC. We must also prioritize Racine-based training programs, such as First-Choice Apprenticeship and Racine Vocational Ministries, as they have been most consistently and effectively working to grow and train our workforce.
How would you like to see the city handle transparency in local government?
Jarstad: One of my reform plans is to create a citizens board for government accountability. The board, which will remain independent from City Hall, will be made up of ordinary citizens who investigate complaints and give their recommendations to the city. Residents of Racine crave honesty and integrity from our city leaders. I will champion it!
Tate: The city can always be more proactive in communicating its plans and actions with residents. Failure to do so can engender feelings of distrust and lack of confidence in government processes. Including a break down of how taxes are divided by the various taxing bodies in tax bills is a good example of proactively informing residents of how their government works. Further, the city should begin to broadcast various committee meetings in the same fashion as the council meetings, as this is where ideas and polices are discussed in much greater detail.
What do you think is the most important issue facing the city and how will you help address it?
Jarstad: The most important issue facing our community today is trust. Residents are growing distrustful of polished politicians. And I hear you. As an independent voice, I am not answerable to any political party or special interest. I will be answerable to residents first and foremost and will take positive and meaningful action on your behalf, making decisions that represent a balance between the will of the people and public safety, and without regard for party politics and personal agendas.
Tate: Racial inequality and inequity. As the third worst city for black people in America, the City of Racine cannot be successful, if major segments of its population are suffering. Racial disparities in health care outcomes, crime, and poverty are all inextricably linked by the underlying systemic racism upon which some of our federal, state, and local policies are established. Any real solution to one must include a solution to the other, and must acknowledge the role that racial prejudice has played in creating the problem.
Three direct solutions are: establishing a federally qualified health clinic so individuals and families can receive the physical and mental health care they need without fear of bankruptcy or deepening poverty; re-establishing the $1 home program from the mid-’90s, which allowed individuals and families to own property, repair the property with low-interest city loans, and build generational wealth and equity; and to continue funding and recruiting for worker training programs and enforce compliance with the Racine Works ordinance.

From:  https://journaltimes.com/news/local/incumbent-tate-and-challenger-jarstad-vie-for-rd-district-seat/article_811c6b2e-02d8-5f03-8401-8f289de03002.html

Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, a sales associate uses a pair of chopsticks to hold a bud of Lemon Skunk, the highest potency strain of marijuana available at the dispensary in Denver. According to research released on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, scientists say smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by about five times.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Lemon Skunk marijuana bud

LONDON (AP) — Smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by nearly five times, according to the biggest-ever study to examine the impact of pot on psychotic disorder rates.

The research adds to previous studies that have found links between marijuana and mental health problems, but still does not definitively pinpoint marijuana as the cause.

Psychotic disorders — in which people lose touch with reality — are typically triggered by factors including genetics and the environment. But experts say the new study’s findings have implications for jurisdictions legalizing marijuana, warning they should consider the potential impact on their mental health services.

“If we think there’s something particular about (high-potency) cannabis, then making that harder to get a hold of, could be a useful harm-reduction measure,” said Suzanne Gage, of the University of Liverpool, who was not connected to the new study.

Read more:  https://www.vaildaily.com/news/marijuana/smoking-strong-pot-daily-raises-psychosis-risk-study-finds/

Open Blog - Weekend


Have a great time.

Friday, March 22, 2019

FIXD - Never Get Ripped Off By Mechanics Again!

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Dick Dale - Pipeline (1987)

Northern lights might put on a Saturday night show in Wisconsin skies

From JSOnline:

The northern lights splash the sky over Lake Superior in Minnesota. (Photo: Explore Minnesota/Jonathan Dyess)

Scientists predict a solar storm this weekend, meaning the people in Wisconsin might be treated to a northern lights display.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects a geomagnetic, or solar, storm to peak Saturday, with the aurora borealis potentially visible across the country from New York to Wisconsin to Washington state. 

Aurora borealis (aka northern lights) are caused by electrons colliding with the upper reaches of Earth's atmosphere. There's an energy release in the form of light. In best-case scenarios for onlookers, splashes of pink, green, yellow, blue and violet fill the night sky. (For a more in-depth explanation, the NOAA has you covered.)

The National Weather Service forecasts call for clear or mostly clear skies Saturday night around Wisconsin. To get the best look, avoid cities or other areas with light pollution. 

There's a chance the lights will be visible Sunday night, too, but it's less likely than Saturday.

Restored B-29 takes to the air

Four for Fridays!

Good morning everyone I can not believe it is Friday already. Drew has been off all week and we have the Grandkids they have Spring Break this week. I hope you have enjoyed your week. Here are your questions.

1) Can you believe Spring is here?

2) Are you ready to get out of hibernation?

3) Are you ready to see the leaves on the trees?

4) Are you ready to hear all the birds singing?

Have a great weekend and enjoy the warm weather this weekend!

Open Blog - Friday


Friday always feels good.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Cabal vs. Citizens

Dear City of Racine Alderpersons, 
 
Cory Mason, Robin Vos, Bill McReynolds, and Scott Walker - 4 in a row 
- or the Axis of Evil cemented by a central point? 3 + 1 = 4. 
 
Birds of a feather flock together..... 
 
While Robin Vos claims the fifth - (or drinks the fifth - depending 
upon point of view) 
 
Just who are..... in the words of State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.... 
 
 “terrorists.” 
 
WHOA! 
 
Did Popcorn King State Assembly Leader Robin Vos take the fifth? Drink 
the fifth? or BOTH? 
 
And just “who” are “terrorists”? 
 
See the post: https://arrestrecordsofracinewipublicofficials.wordpress.com/2019/03/21/popcorn-king-state-assembly-leader-r-robin-vos-asserts-his-fifth-amendment-privilege/ 
 
and what fifth is Boss Vos taking to avoid the question of gerrymanding? 
 
And.... does Mr. Mayor himself - Mr. Coryuption have a Coryiniption 
fit when it is pointed out that he would be better suited to wear a 
MAGA hat on his head? 
 
Inquiring minds want to know. 
 
Sincerely, 
 
Tim & Cindy 

“Popcorn King” State Assembly Leader (R) Robin Vos Asserts His Fifth Amendment Privilege

NOTHING TO SEE HERE FOLKS – NOW MOVE ALONG!


MADISON — Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is refusing to testify in a federal lawsuit alleging that political boundary maps he helped draw were illegally gerrymandered.

Read more:  https://arrestrecordsofracinewipublicofficials.wordpress.com/2019/03/21/popcorn-king-state-assembly-leader-r-robin-vos-asserts-his-fifth-amendment-privilege/

George Carlin on some cultural issues

Watch : Woman going on racist rant and spitting at two black people quits job



What a wonderful example she sets for her children.

10 Tiny Health Problems That Are Signs Of Impending Doom

Open Blog - Thursday


Have a good day.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

"Weidner to run as write-in for mayor"




  • RACINE — Alderman Sandy Weidner is in the process of registering as a write-in candidate for mayor against current Mayor Cory Mason.

    Weidner said that she had not intended to run but has been told by supporters that they intend to write in her name on April 2. In response, she's decided to register.

    "I'm really quite surprised and honored by the level of support that persists out in the neighborhoods, and registering as a write-in candidate is a way of ensuring that anyone who votes for me will have their vote count," Weidner said via email. "I personally do not intend to 'campaign,' but if it turns out that I receive the votes, I am hereby announcing that I will accept the responsibility to serve."

    Weidner, who has served as alderman of the 6th District since 2000, and Mason jostled for the position in October 2017 during a special election held after former Mayor John Dickert announced he was stepping down. Mason, who had served in the Legislature for 10 years, received 964 more votes than Weidner.

    Read more: https://journaltimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/weidner-to-run-as-write-in-for-mayor/article_e13f2ec5-4247-5daf-b654-fbad1c6717a1.html

    Write in Sandy Weidner on April 2!

    Dear City of Racine Alderpersons, 
     
    The Infamous Harry Wait speaks..... 
     
    From Talking Racine: 
     
    http://www.jtirregulars.com/2019/03/talking-racine-episode-114-guest-harry.html 
     
     
    Time to end the Coryiption in Ratcine! 
     
    Sincerely, Tin & Cindy 

    The Beatles - Golden slumbers - Carry that weight - The end - Cover

    Sandy Weidner for City of Racine Mayor

    Dear City of Racine Alderpersons, 
     
    Concerned and thoughtful Residents of Racine will write in Sandy 
    Weidner for Mayor of Racine  on April 2. 
     
    There is simply no other conscientiousness choice to be made. 
     
    Sincerely, 
     
    Tim & Cindy 

    How the Subsidy from High-Priced Exported Oil Works

    Oil is a strange resource. The cost of oil production tends to be quite low, especially for oil exporters. The selling price is based on a world oil price that changes from day to day, depending on what some would call “demand.” The difference between the selling price and the cost of extraction can make oil exporters rich. In a sense, this difference might be considered an “energy surplus” that is being distributed to the economies of oil exporters. The greater the energy surplus being distributed, the greater the quantity of goods and services (made with energy products) that can be purchased from outside the country with the hard currency that is made available through the sale of oil.

    Read more:  https://ourfiniteworld.com/2019/03/20/a-different-view-of-venezuelas-energy-problems/#more-43648

    Dear Madame Zoltar

    Hello, my spring robins!  How are you?  Happy spring!!! It's warmed up (a little) outside and much of our s-word has melted.  Hurrah!  Of course, this is Wisconsin, so it might still snow or get cold.  But it won't last long.  Winter here is so depressing.  For the most part, I hide at home unless a client needs me.  I don't even like to go shopping in the winter.  I know, I should be in Florida or Arizona, but I started my business here and most of my clients are nearby.  I'd have to start all over down south. 

    Have you heard the latest?  Racine is now partnering with Foxconn.  That means that if they go belly up, as they have a tendency to do, we go with them.  Mr. Mayor Butterball has sold us out.  I wonder what his take is?  Anyway, maybe the Common Council won't approve the deal.  Yeah, right, and it might rain $100 bills.  The CC will rubber stamp the move and then we're on the hook. 

    Foxconn seems to change direction weekly.  First they want this, then they want that.  They've already stated that they won't meet their promise of employment numbers.  Heck, maybe they'll just import their own workforce.  They can live and sleep at Foxconn.  Go for it, Mr. Gou.

    We've also received the study of the police department that Mayor Butterball commissioned.  Only $150,000 for a report that says things are going OK.  My God, do you know what they could do with that money in the poorer parts of the city?  Mayor Butterball is a leader in urinating away tax dollars.  He has more assistants than Carter has little liver pills.  Everybody around the mayor gets rich at taxpayer expense.  Money is no object to Mayor Butterball because it isn't his.

    You can bet that Mayor Butterball doesn't stress out paying his property taxes now that he's had the assessed value of his home set at $400,000 less than all the other homes nearby.  If I was one of his neighbors, I would have complained like crazy.  They probably don't even know.

    In fact, I'd argue that the vast majority of Racine citizens don't know.  If you read only the print edition of the paper, you're led to believe that everything is hunky-dory in local government.  I bet less than 1% read the online version.  That's where you learn the most about the scams and corruption in Racine.  When you have a lying mayor, lying assistants, lying department heads, etc., it's very difficult to ascertain the truth.  As long as they're making a living, most people don't want to get involved.

    Hey, how about that MM rebuilding project?  Cornerstone Paving really messed up.  They're blaming everyone but themselves for the huge delays in the work.  I can't imaging living on MM.  What an unmitigated mess.

    I love you all.  Thank you for reading my blog this week.  madamezoltar@jtirregulars.com

    Enjoy the warming weather.  We still have a way to go, but blooming trees and shrubs, flowers, and grass are on the way.   Along with "soda and pretzels and beer," eventually.  Stay positive and keep on smiling.  That's what I do.  Otherwise I would cry.
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    Open Blog - First Day of Spring


    Finally, spring is here!

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    Talking Racine Aldermanic Candidates Forum 3-18-2019

    Pardon My Bracketosis

    From The Shepherd Express:
    I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So here we go again in that I hope you had a safe and uneventful St. focking Patty’s Day-long bender. Yeah, St. Patrick’s Day? It’s more like St. Patrick’s month-and-a-focking-half stinking up the air of my early springtime. Yeah, that stupid focking holiday during which every Tom, Dick and O’Knobshine likes to pretend they’re Irish even if they’re capable of holding a steady job for longer than a day or two. Go figure.
    I’ve got not much truck with all the fake Gaelic gaiety of drinking verdant beer the day long ’til the pukin’ o’ the green puts the nightcap on a fun-filled festive holiday celebrated by drinking cheap beer from the crack of dawn to the crack of your face-down head on the pavement, what the fock.
    I get confused by this whole damn folk-fair ethnic thing all the time ’round our town these days. I mean, Irish, Scottish—one of this bunch of guys wears skirts, and one doesn’t ’cause I guess they’re too busy selling their kids for whiskey; does it really matter which? Is not a cultural heritage a cultural heritage and should we not respect it as such, in this day of the age?
    Fock if I know. But I do know this: We got an America’s Dairyland election for our state’s Supreme Court coming up like a bad burrito on April 2. You betcha I thought about tossing my cap into that ring. But then I wondered why would I choose to serve only Badgerland as a state Supreme Court justice for about $146-grand a year when maybe I could serve the nation as a U.S. Supreme Court justice for about $255-grand each and every year? Hey, you tell me.
    And it’s quite possible that Trumpel-thinskin could get a shot at filling up at least one hole on our country’s high court before he gets locked up in some kind of institution. (You know, I really miss Barack Obama. Hope things are going well for him back home in Nairobi.)
    When that time comes that any president seeks an appointee, I hope he or she recalls that I was nominated for Milwaukee County reserve juror duty the other year. I never did get called, but I’m thinking that my willingness to serve, so as to dispense some hardline justice at the drop of a hat will have caught that president’s eye.
    (You know, you don’t have to be lawyer to be on the U.S. Supreme Court. And even if you were, let me ask you this: What do you call a lawyer who doesn’t know the law? A judge. Ba-ding!)
    As a service to our country, number one on my agenda as a justice would be to seek a way to remove all members of the Republican Party from political office. My judicial philosophy would be “Constitution, Schmonstitution!” The same philosophy a bunch of Supreme Court justices used to put George W. Bush’s bumbling lying ass in the White House a while back.
    And speaking of lawyers, I’m reminded of a little story:
    The madam opened the brothel door and an elderly man asked to see Nadine. The madam said, “Sir, Nadine is one of our most expensive ladies, perhaps someone else...” But the man interrupted and insisted to see Nadine, who happened to appear and announce to the old man that she charges $1,000 per visit. The man immediately reached into his pocket and handed her 10 $100 bills. The two went up to a room for an hour, after which the man calmly left.
    The next night, he appeared again, demanding to see Nadine. Nadine said that no one had ever come back two nights in a row and that there were no discounts—it was still $1,000 a visit. Again, the elderly man took out the money, the two went up to the room, and an hour later he left.
    Of course, he showed up a third consecutive night. He handed Nadine the money, and up to the room they went. At the end of the hour, Nadine was curious: “No one has ever used my services three nights in a row. May I ask where you are from?” “Kalamazoo,” the man said. Nadine said, “Really? I have family there.” And the man said, “I know. Your father died, and I’m your sister’s attorney. She asked me to give $3,000 to you.” Ba-ding!
    Anyways, I got to run so I can use up as much company time as possible so’s to fill out my NCAA basketball tournament goddamn grid. And I got a hot tip for any of you’s who may find themselves floating in the same bracket pool as yours truly: Pencil in Farleigh Dickinson to cut down the final-game nets, I kid you not ’cause I’m Art Kumbalek and I told you so.

    From:  https://shepherdexpress.com/advice/art-kumbalek/pardon-my-bracketosis/

    Talking Racine Episode 114 "Guest Harry Wait"

    The infamous Harry Wait:

    Open Blog - Tuesday


    That's good advice.

    Monday, March 18, 2019

    House proud mouse tidies the tools in garden shed at night

    Cops Claim Teen Committed Suicide During Traffic Stop While Cuffed With Hands Behind Back


    Sarah Wilson’s parents say police killed her. Police claim Wilson somehow produced a gun out of nowhere, put it to her mouth and committed suicide during a traffic stop. Even more unbelievably, they say the 19-year-old did all of this while she was handcuffed with her arms behind her back.

    In July 2018, Sarah Wilson, who is white, and her boyfriend, 27-year-old Holden Medlin, were stopped by police in Chesapeake, Va., according to WRIC. Police say Medlin turned combative and took off running after the police found drugs in the car. When the officer who handcuffed Wilson left her sitting in her boyfriend’s passenger seat and went to help his partner, police claim the teen retrieved a gun that was hidden in the car that somehow escaped the cops’ notice after they had found drugs in the vehicle. While the policemen were tasing Medlin, the officers claim Wilson “contorted” her body, and—still handcuffed—put the gun in her mouth and fired.

    Read more: https://www.theroot.com/cops-claim-teen-committed-suicide-during-traffic-stop-w-1833391484

    #148: Where now for energy?

    WHY SUBSIDY HAS BECOME INESCAPABLE

    What happens when energy prices are at once too high for consumers to afford, but too low for s
    suppliers to earn a return on capital?

    That’s the situation now with petroleum, but it’s likely to apply across the gamut of energy supply as economic trends unfold. On the one hand, prosperity has turned down, undermining what consumers can afford to spend on energy. On the other, the real cost of energy – the trend energy cost of energy (ECoE) – continues to rise.

    Read more: https://surplusenergyeconomics.wordpress.com/2019/03/14/148-where-now-for-energy/

    Sandy Weidner For Mayor


    Meet the Foxhounds: UW-Madison group forms in opposition to Foxconn

    In early February, as a UW System Board of Regents meeting began, Foxhounds members dropped banners in Union South. Within minutes, officials told them flyers and banners are not permitted in Union South except for a few reserved tables.
    MADISON — They call themselves “Foxhounds,” evoking imagery of a small pack of dogs sniffing around to root out their prey.

    The small coalition of mostly UW-Madison graduate students formed in opposition to Foxconn Technology Group’s partnership with the university. They say the agreement is too cozy of a relationship between a for-profit corporation under scrutiny for its labor practices, environmental record and failure to deliver on promises, and a public university governed by a principle of public service benefiting the entire state.

    Recent reports about the company’s shifting plans, including a Foxconn executive acknowledging that the bulk of jobs at the Mount Pleasant facility will be for research and engineering rather than blue-collar manufacturing, are seen by some as more potential job opportunities for college graduates.

    Read more:  https://journaltimes.com/meet-the-foxhounds-uw-madison-group-forms-in-opposition-to/article_6261bcf6-9997-592a-b4e8-6c3b4dc2466e.html

    Open Blog - Monday


    Have a great week.

    Sunday, March 17, 2019

    Petty Blue (Narrated by Kevin Costner)

    Re: The Trilogy of Sanity

    Of course - Truth is always discounted first..... as the above 
    proves.... but the Lye lines still persist. 
     
    And..... 
     
     
    https://www.khanacademy.org/science/organic-chemistry/gen-chem-review/hybrid-orbitals-jay/v/tetrahedral-bond-angle-proof 
     
    And if you are a Christian.... the Holy Trinity always emerges - 
    Father - Son - Holy Ghost. 
     
    3 in one. 
     
    The building blocks of the Universe - revealed in simplicity for U to 
    understand. 
     
    Truth is often reacted against violently by those who LIE - and have 
    no regard for the WORD. 

    Re: The Trilogy of Sanity

    https://pseudoastro.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/the-magical-hyperbolic-tetrahedral-geometry-of-19-5%C2%B0-latitude/ 
     
    Take a tetrahedron (4-sided solid made of four equilateral triangles) 
    and put it in a sphere such that each point of the pyramid touches the 
    inside surface of the sphere. Draw a straight line through the center 
    of the sphere such that one end of the line intersects a point of the 
    pyramid; think of this line as the polar axis, and now orient it in 
    your mind so that the line that goes through the pyramid point is 
    down. Now draw a line around the circle’s equator. Now, if you take 
    the angle between the equator, the center of the sphere, and one of 
    the three non-pole points of the pyramid, you get 19.5°. 

    The Trilogy of Sanity

    Attached: 
     
    Jus saying... 
    

    MOPAR or no Car!

    My 1971 Plymouth Duster 
     
     
     
     

    Heros of Racine

    Dear City of Racine Alderpersons, 
     
    A voice of sanity, logic and rational thinking suddenly bursts upon 
    City of Racine, Courtesy of Mr. Van Carson:
     
     
     
     From the JT: 
     
    https://journaltimes.com/news/local/end-of-collecting-child-support-birth-costs-proposed-in-evers/article_31cbb507-f359-57da-82df-3d8f16307329.html#tracking-source=home-top-story 
     
    RACINE — "Gov. Tony Evers’ proposed budget, if adopted in its current 
    form, could change how much parents have to pay in child support by 
    potentially eliminating the birth costs that some fathers pay. 
     
    Eliminating the cost would leave a budget hole, but could help 
    decrease the state’s black infant mortality rate by eliminating a 
    barrier to prenatal care. 
     
    Currently, when a woman gets pregnant many times medical expenses will 
    be covered through the state’s Medicaid program. 
     
    If child support is needed from the father, as part of the father’s 
    payments he will need to repay those birth costs, although there was a 
    provision recently enacted that stopped the practice of recovering 
    birth costs if the mother and father live together and are both 
    supporting the child. 
     
    The amount typically charged for birth costs in Racine County is 
    $1,600, according to Jeff Leggett, Racine County’s director of child 
    support services. 
     
    In 2018, Racine County’s Child Support Office collected a total of 
    $711,127 in birth costs, with 85 percent going to reimburse the 
    Medicaid program, $604,458, and 15 percent staying with the county, 
    $106,669, according to Leggett. 
     
    Leggett said if the collection of birth costs was eliminated, 
    officials would have to figure out how to fill that budget hole in 
    another way. 
     
    Evers’ proposed state budget includes some additional budgeted funds 
    for child support agencies — $750,000 for fiscal year 2020 and $1.5 
    million for fiscal year 2021. However, the state budget does not 
    include an estimate on how much revenue the state would lose not 
    collecting the Medicaid birth costs. 
     
    Van Carson, who works for Racine Focus on Fathers, a fathers program 
    ran through the George Bray Neighborhood YMCA, said, even though child 
    support can be expensive and the birth costs add to that, he doesn’t 
    think the birth cost collection should be eliminated. 
     
    “It’s expensive to be a human. It’s expensive. It comes with cost,” Carson said. 
     
    He said those people who have children need to understand that “recess 
    is over,” and need to take responsibility and get a job". 
     
    As it should be. 
     
    And those jobs shouldn't be taxpayer funded "make work"  as in City of 
    Racine Mayor Cory Mason's expansion of the Mayor's Office from 3 to 
    five at a cost of $300,000! 
     
    See:https://arrestrecordsofracinewipublicofficials.wordpress.com/2019/03/16/great-mothers-of-mayor-cory-masons-ratcine-1-in-a-series/ 
     
    Sincerely, 
     
    Tim & Cindy
     
     
    Also see: https://arrestrecordsofracinewipublicofficials.wordpress.com/2019/03/17/heros-of-racine/ 

    Is Michelle Michael?

    Oh boy! 
     
    Barack Obama’s half brother, Malik, took to Twitter on Thursday to ask 
    if Michelle is actually “Michael”. 
     
        Is Michelle Michael? 
     
        — Malik Obama (@ObamaMalik) March 14, 2019 
     
    “Is Michelle Michael?” Obama asked, referring to a conspiracy theory 
    that the former First Lady is actually a man. 
     
    In 2017, Alex Jones claimed to have proof that Michelle was male. 
     
    The Independent reported: 
     
    In a 12-minute video, the Infowars host analyses footage and photos 
    which he believes prove Ms Obama has a penis. 
     
    “Since the early days of the Obama administration, citizens across the 
    board have studied videos and photos of Michelle Obama and said that 
    she is a man,” the shock jock said. 
     
    “And even [Barack] Obama has called her over and over again Michael. 
    But new shock footage has emerged that is being censored off the 
    internet as fast as you can upload it.” 
     
    It’s not the first time Malik has made things uncomfortable for his 
    brother on social media. 
     
    In 2017, Malik Obama tweeted an image of what appears to be Barack’s 
    birth certificate. 
     
    Except it’s not from Hawaii, but rather Kenya. 
     
    http://www.theamericanmirror.com/all-in-the-family-barack-obamas-brother-asks-if-michelle-is-michael/ 
    

    St. Patrick's Day


    Don't drink too much green beer.

    Saturday, March 16, 2019

    The Donnas - Who Invited You (Official Video)

    Rock n' Roll The Early Days (Documentary)

    Blue Man Group w/ Venus Hum: I Feel Love

    Great Mothers of Mayor Cory Mason’s Ratcine #1 in a Series.

    Dear City of Racine Alderpersons, 
     
    From the property tax cheating Racine power Couple - The Cory Mason 
    tribe - to the lowest of the low: 
     
    https://arrestrecordsofracinewipublicofficials.wordpress.com/2018/08/19/lifestyles-of-racines-rich-famous-politically-connected/ 
     
    Racine woman accused of child neglect; squalid conditions reportedly found: 
     
    https://journaltimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/racine-woman-accused-of-child-neglect-squalid-conditions-reportedly-found/article_25767e42-7edd-5617-a1ff-866a1b4c6597.html#tracking-source=home-trending 
     
    RACINE — A Racine woman is facing neglect charges after the children 
    in her care were found unkempt in a dirty home without running water 
    or heat. 
     
    Kayla A. Olson, of the 2600 block of Coolidge Avenue, is facing four 
    felony charges of child neglect. Two of the charges stem from 
    neglecting a child under the age of 6. 
     
    According to the criminal complaint: 
     
    On Thursday, officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of Coolidge 
    Avenue for a welfare check. When they arrived, Olson met the officers 
    in the front yard and told them they could check on the children in 
    her care. 
     
    Inside the house, officers reported seeing garbage, raw food and 
    clothes on the kitchen floor with the oven open. Olson said the oven 
    was open to heat the home. Officers said the home smelled like a 
    landfill and they had to repeatedly step outside to get fresh air. 
     
    The kitchen floor was reportedly covered in wood and glass shavings 
    and the walls were spattered with food. Olson told police there was no 
    running water. 
     
    A 3-year-old child not wearing shoes was covered with dirt up to the 
    pants line. The child’s face was covered with food and dirt and the 
    child’s hair was dirty. It had been several days since the child had a 
    bath, the child said. 
     
    As officers walked further into the home, they smelled a stronger odor 
    of raw sewage. So much garbage was in the home that they had a 
    difficult time finding a place to walk. In the living room, there were 
    no lights and a space heater was blowing hot air. 
     
    A 7-year-old was located sitting on a bed in an upstairs bedroom 
    wearing a winter jacket due to the cold. Next to the bed was a bin 
    filled with feces and urine. In the bathroom, officers said the 
    bathtub was filled with feces and urine. In the basement, there was 
    approximately 2 feet of standing water and raw sewage. 
     
    https://arrestrecordsofracinewipublicofficials.wordpress.com/2019/03/16/great-mothers-of-mayor-cory-masons-ratcine-1-in-a-series/ 
     
    Who holds the highest position? 
     
    Inquiring minds want to know. 
     
    Sincerely, 
     
    Tim & Cindy

    Almost Cut My Hair!




    Admissions scandal unfolds amid cynicism about morals

    “People think that if moral standards have eroded, why should they play by the rules,” he said. “If they’ve lost trust in some entity or institution, then that organization has lost the right to their compliance with the rules.”

    Read more:  https://journaltimes.com/ap/national/admissions-scandal-unfolds-amid-cynicism-about-morals/article_8c949862-6ad1-5725-8988-ca053400826c.html


    Rich pigs destroyed by their wealth.  There are no rules anymore.  Just grab what you can and to hell with everyone else.

    Open Blog - Weekend


    It ends here, too.

    Friday, March 15, 2019

    The Great Depression 1 - A job at Ford's

    Just before the advent of the Great Depression, Henry Ford controlled 
    the most important company in the most important industry in the 
    booming American economy. His offer of high wages in exchange for hard 
    work attracted workers to Detroit, but it began to come apart when 
    Ford hired a private police force to speed up production and spy on 
    employees. After the depression hit in 1929, these workers faced a 
    new, grim reality as unemployment skyrocketed.
     

    Van Halen - Me Wise Magic Video (Best Of Vol. 1)

    Buckcherry - Crazy Bit*h (Official Video)

    Check out the WINNER!

    That's a mug shot of the woman arrested for Domestic Violence - not 
    her loser boyfriend! 
     
    Musta been one hell of a fight!
    https://www.timesrecordnews.com/story/news/crime/2019/03/13/wichita-falls-pd-woman-arrested-assaulting-boyfriend/3155581002/

    Four for Fridays!

    Good morning everyone I hope you had a good week and I hope you stayed nice and dry. I think we got lucky with not having to much flooding like some of our northern counties. Here are your questions for today.

    1) Have you ever had any of the moldy looking green beer for St. Patrick's Day?

    2)  Have you made a wish on a four leaf clover?

    3) Do you wear green for St. Patrick's Day?

    4) Have you been to a St. Patrick's Day parade?

    Have a great weekend Happy St. Patrick's Day and if you are going to drink please be safe!

    OZ Revealed!!!

    Judeo-Christian values, take 34,752 
     
    I'm sure everyone is just astonished at the news that one of the 
    biggest grifters on the planet has finally been publicly exposed as 
    being less than entirely morally upstanding: 
     
        The SPLC fired Morris Dees yesterday and announced it today. 
    Multiple sources have told me that the allegations of inappropriate 
    conduct involve sexual harassment incidents. Multiple incidents that 
    have come to light after an initial recent allegation. 
     
    More of those fine Judeo-Christian values at work again, no doubt. The 
    thing is, this guy has been known to be a creep for forty years. 
    Apparently his crossroads deal expired. 
     
    http://voxday.blogspot.com/2019/03/judeo-christian-values-take-34752.html

    Open Blog - Friday


    Wine also rhymes with arrest.

    Thursday, March 14, 2019

    Roads across Wisconsin are closed because of high water; MMSD releases sewage into Lake Michigan

    From JSOnline:

    Rapidly melting snow has led to flooding across areas of Wisconsin, with water over roads and highways and a sewage overflow in areas served by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, officials said.
    Portions of a growing number of highways and roads across Wisconsin were closed Thursday because of high water, according to the state Department of Transportation. 
    The high water is the result of snow melting so rapidly that the saturated and still frozen ground can't absorb it. 
    MMSD said that it started a combined sewer overflow about 5:45 p.m. Thursday. Melting snow taxed the capacity of its two treatment plants for much of the day and filled much of the deep tunnel system.
    The overflow means that untreated waste and stormwater is being released into Lake Michigan. 
    This is Milwaukee's first overflow of the year, according to spokesman Bill Graffin.

    Read more: https://www.jsonline.com/story/weather/2019/03/14/wisconsin-weather-snow-melt-causes-flooding-severe-storms-possible/3161566002/


    What good are efforts to keep the lake clean when Milwaukee takes a huge shit in it every time it rains hard?  They should be sued and forced to correct the problem.  Or serve the mayor water with a turd in it.  Maybe he'll get the message then.

    A Milwaukee man is listing his apartment on Airbnb for $2,400 a night during DNC

    From JSOnline:

    A three-bedroom apartment, on the upper level of this Walker's Point building, is being offered through Airbnb.com for $2,400 a night during the Democratic National Convention in July 2020. (Photo: Tom Daykin / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
    It won't be just hotels that will cash in when the Democratic National Convention attracts an estimated 50,000 visitors to Milwaukee.
    People who list their homes for short-term stays through Airbnb.com can also expect to get bookings at higher rates.
    That's according to some new research done by Anthony Pennington-Cross, a Marquette University finance professor. 
    "Everything is going to fill in the city," said Pennington-Cross, Marquette's Robert Bernard Bell Sr. Chair in Real Estate.

    Read more:  https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/real-estate/commercial/2019/03/14/airbnb-hosts-cash-democratic-convention-milwaukee/3162008002/


    You can have mine for $500 a day.  One bedroom, but if you have sleeping bags, it will easily sleep eight.  Half upfront.  Charlie and I will live out of the truck.