Saturday, March 30, 2019

Marcus Buckingham: This staggering statistic about work sums up why anxiety is at an all time high

Joan Jett - Crimson & Clover / I Hate Myself ( Live )

PETER FRAMPTON - Do You Feel Like We Do

A Letter To The Editor: $59 Million KR Phase II Project

From Racine County Eye:

While many WI roads are crumbling around us, does it really make sense to spend $59 million dollars on a 2.8 mile stretch of CTR KR from H to just past Old Green Bay Road. This $59 million includes $40 million for two railroad overpasses.

But, that’s what WisDOT, and the Counties of Racine and Kenosha want to do —-All just to satisfy Foxconn, get commuters faster to the lake by several minutes, and to keep hurried commuters from possibly being inconvenienced by having to wait for a train.

Once again, homeowners in Mount Pleasant are being required to “take one for the Foxconn team” and give up land through eminent domain for projects associated with Foxconn. I would think by now, that potential homebuyers would know to steer clear of Mount Pleasant? You own your home here—-until they take it for one project or another, and then you don’t.

I am a Mount Pleasant resident along KR who stands to lose almost 100’ of her front yard through eminent domain for the 22’ median, two additional 12’ traffic lanes, an 8’ shoulder, a 10’ gap between the shoulder and the bike path, the 10’ bike path, and an additional 25’ of ROW. This huge “Super Highway” will be feet from my front door. I will never be able to sell my home in the future. Who would want it?

A SEWRPC (Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission) Study of KR was done several years ago. This Study revealed that the existing 2 lanes of KR have the capacity to handle 14,000 vehicles per day. At the time of the Study, there were 4500 to 8000 per day using KR. SEWRPC went on to say that this number was projected to increase by Year 2050 to 5000 to 9000 vehicles per day, still significantly under the maximum capacity.

What has changed? FOXCONN with its Gen 10 factory and 13,000 jobs. EXCEPT, that’s not the factory that is being built now. Instead, after all the millions of dollars being spent on infrastructure improvements, all we’re getting is a Gen 6 and 1500 jobs.

Homeowners along KR are obviously upset, and in some cases, angry. The Counties of Racine and Kenosha along with WisDOT want to INCREASE the speed limit to 50 mph in our residential neighborhood. Our children and grandchildren play in the yards that now will be so close to this road, and they wait for the school bus along it. Having a safe and prudent speed limit of 35 mph through our densely populated area would only increase the commute time by 1 minute 40 seconds, and makes sense.

Safety of residents should be of the utmost importance over commuter convenience.

Let’s rethink this project and expenditure. Perhaps, we could reduce the road footprint, eliminate the overpasses, and save some money that could be used for fixing some other roads that desperately need attention.

To move forward with this project in its current form without further study that encompasses the new direction of Foxconn is fiscally and morally irresponsible.

Leslie Maj


Police release body-cam video of Willie McCoy killing, showing him asleep in car

Vallejo police have released footage of the killing of Willie McCoy at a Taco Bell, showing six officers shooting the 20-year-old who was sleeping in his car.

The disturbing body-camera videos show the young rapper had moved his hand to scratch his shoulder before officers opened fire. The footage is consistent with key claims of McCoy’s family, who watched footage earlier this month and said the officers “executed” him while he was not alert or awake. The videos, released after significant pressure, show:
  • The officers did not try to wake McCoy up or talk to him after they spotted a gun in his lap, and instead pointed their firearms at his head directly outside the car as he slept for several minutes.
  • One officer said: “I’m going to pull him out and snatch his ass.”
  • The officers then realized the firearm did not have a magazine in it, noting to each other that if it was loaded, it would have a single bullet in it: “He’s only got one shot if he shoots.”
  • The officers then appeared to make a plan to fire at him, with one saying, “If he reaches for it, you know what to do.”
  • McCoy eventually started to move, scratching his shoulder and not yet appearing alert or saying anything to officers, and several seconds later, all six officers fired at him.
Vallejo police officials slowed down the video in the final seconds before the shootings, adding a caption that said “hand reaches to gun on lap”. The videos of the 9 February incident, however, are blurry in that moment and show McCoy’s body moving slightly, but do not capture his hand moving to the firearm, which is not visible in the footage.

Marc McCoy, Willie’s older brother, told the Guardian on Friday that he was glad the public would finally see the video, but was not confident it would lead to justice.

“There’s a thousand videos on YouTube that show police misconduct, whether it’s beatings of citizens or killing them,” said Marc, 50. “It gets dismissed … The Vallejo police saw the video, and they don’t think there’s anything wrong with it or that the officers did anything criminal.”

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Former Nevada politician alleges Joe Biden kissed the back of her head in 2014, made her feel 'uneasy, gross, and confused'

Washington (CNN)A former Nevada state assemblywoman on Friday said former Vice President Joe Biden made her feel "uneasy, gross, and confused" in 2014 at a campaign event where she says he kissed her on the back of her head.
Lucy Flores wrote about her allegations in an essay for The Cut, an arm of New York magazine, in which she said the encounter with Biden occurred during a November 2014 campaign event when she was the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor of the state. The piece includes a photo of Biden and Flores, along with actress Eva Longoria, before the encounter Flores alleges took place.
"I felt him get closer to me from behind. He leaned further in and inhaled my hair. I was mortified," Flores wrote, adding that she wondered why the then-vice president had come that close to her. "He proceeded to plant a big slow kiss on the back of my head. My brain couldn't process what was happening. I was embarrassed. I was shocked. I was confused."
Flores continued: "I couldn't move, and I couldn't say anything. I wanted nothing more than to get Biden away from me."
This account comes as Biden is considering a bid for president in 2020.
In a statement to CNN responding to Flores' allegation, Bill Russo, a Biden spokesman, said, "Vice President Biden was pleased to support Lucy Flores's candidacy for Lieutenant Governor of Nevada in 2014 and to speak on her behalf at a well-attended public event. Neither then, nor in the years since, did he or the staff with him at the time have an inkling that Ms. Flores had been at any time uncomfortable, nor do they recall what she describes.
"But Vice President Biden believes that Ms. Flores has every right to share her own recollection and reflections, and that it is a change for better in our society that she has the opportunity to do so. He respects Ms. Flores as a strong and independent voice in our politics and wishes her only the best."

Breaking News: Watch Alex Jones Video Deposition

In response to lawsuits filed by parents of children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings, Alex Jones was required to answer key questions under oath. Watch the unedited videotaped deposition of Alex Jones in Lewis v. Jones, taken by attorney Mark Bankston of Kaster Lynch Farrar & Ball, LLP.


Great Fathers of Ratcine

Dear City of Racine Aldersperons, 
Speaks for itself: 
RACINE — A psychologist’s report found a Racine man charged with the 
Feb. 24 homicide of his infant son incompetent, but said he will 
likely be competent in the future, online court records show. 
Jeremy Marquez, 24, of the 300 block of Wickham Boulevard, was charged 
Feb. 25 with felony counts of first-degree reckless homicide, 
possession of marijuana and bail jumping. Marquez was taken into 
custody after the death of his 3-month-old son due to severe head 
Tim & Cindy

Big Bucks!

NASA, European Space Agency (ESA), and German Aerospace Center (DLR) 
are requesting 24 volunteers to lie in bed for two months as part of a 
study into examining how the body changes in weightlessness. The three 
space agencies will compensate each volunteer $19,000. 
    "We are looking for test persons who take part in a bed rest study 
from September to December 2019 in Cologne and spend 60 days lying 
down. Based on the study results, scientists are developing 
countermeasures that reduce the negative effects of weightlessness on 
astronauts," reads a translated DLR website for the project.

Great news for Team Foxconn

Dear Village Board, 
Great news for Team Foxconn, as soon there will be available an 
ABOUNDAZA supply of WI workers in search of a new job! 
A total of almost 2,500 Wisconsin workers will have lost their jobs 
when the last Shopko closes for good, a state agency said Thursday. 
The Department of Workforce Development said Shopko, the bankrupt 
Wisconsin retailer, would lay off another 1,715 employees in the state 
from 39 stores as it winds down operations and goes out of business. 
Thursday’s announcement brings the total number of employees to lose a 
job as the company closes all of its stores to 2,496, according to the 
A transportation company, Spectrum Transportation Services LLC & 
Spectrum America Supply Chain Solutions Inc., whose only customer was 
Shopko has also closed, leaving 225 employees without a job, the DWD 
The DWD said Thursday that it would offer affected employees services 
such as workshops on resume writing and interviewing, job searching 
and budgeting. 
Laid-off Shopko employees could also use re-employment services for 
free through the state’s job centers. Training assistance is another 
option for those in a workforce development program". 
With Foxconn downgrading it's initial commitment  to Wisconsin whereby 
it promised to build a 10 G LCD TV plant and employ 13,000 at $53,000 
each (minimum), to  a 6G LCD TV plant employing 1,000 (wages to be 
determined) - the soon to be available unemployed 2,500 former Shopko 
employees should be able to fill all available Foxconn jobs and those 
involved in the supply chain. 
*WIN* *WIN* 
It is like Mount Pleasant Residents have won the lottery - and I'm 
sure they can't wait until their property taxes drop to zero from the 
Foxconn Effect. 
Tim & Cindy

Open Blog - Weekend

Looks good to me.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Old White Southern Good Ol- Boy and White Southern Male Overpaid and Overcompensated Dude City Admin.

Dear City of Ratcine Alderpersons, 
Old White Southern Good Ol- Boy and White Dude City Administrator Jeff 
Palenick is Off his rocker! 
The latest escapade: 
City of Ratcine Administrator Jeff Palenick is *BATSHIT KRAZY* 
 From Harry – aka T-Rex: 
Mr. Palenick, 
First let me express my appreciation for you providing such great 
political fodder. 
I read with interest your letters concerning citizens addressing the 
Common Council on March 5th. 
Most citizens would think that the city administrator has more 
important tasks to accomplish than walking the corridors of city hall 
to gather signatures. 
On March 5th,  my words to the common council were carefully chosen. 
Yours words were not. 
Holding government officials accountable is a basic tenet within our democracy. 
When dealing with government,  accountability does comes before civility. 
When there is no accountability, then the lessons of Gene Sharp come into play. 
Here is something else you know nothing of ………… HOTGOVERNMENT 
When government officials are confronted with accountability, they 
often claim they are being personally attacked. 
Get over it Mr. Palenick, if you are that thin skinned, get out of 
government and go back to Mommy. 
Perhaps if you really listened to what the public said at the common 
council meetings you would learn of the plights of the citizens you so 
brazenly ignore. You treat public comments as an inconvenience you 
must tolerate. You stare mindlessly into your computer screen or 
shuffle papers around as the public airs their concerns. 
So typical of disenfranchised bureaucrats. 
Silencing critics is all part of Cory Mason’s secret government. 
I quote part of your letter for reference” 
“proceeded to publicly and personally attack City Attorney Scott 
Letteney, as well as Mayor Cory Mason, and, by position reference 
Human Resources director Tim 
Thompkins, with unfounded claims and outrights lies in a manner and 
using terms explicitly designed to 
personally disparage and impugn the character and integrity of said 
employees and officials.” 
Tim Thompkins ?   Really? 
Personally attack ?    Really? 
Why are you trying to interject Mr. Thompkins into the fray? 
No inference or mention of him at all during the open public comments 
on March 5th. 
Personally attacked Scott Letteney ?  Really ?  Didn’t even mention 
his name, but there is foundation for the criticism,   Mayor – 
Coryuption ?    Yes, I did say mayor and coryuption, again, there is 
foundation for the criticism. 
You seem to have a problem with criticism, so this response should 
really give you something to whine about. 
There are medications for people that are delusional or hear voices, 
perhaps this is the wake up call you need to deal with your issues . 
Your response is laughable at best and pathetic being a more appropriate term 
As a government employee, you should be aware that criticism comes 
with the turf. 
Please reference your childish tirade to the common council and 
provide specific examples where I lied, stretched the truth or 
provided misinformation.  I am a detail type of individual and I can 
back my smack, so I am very interested in listening how you will back 
your frivolous statements and claims. 
It appears you have taken some bad advice and miscues from the master 
scofflaw Scott Letteney. 
Perhaps Scotty helped you write the letters? 
I will gladly provide you a forum on for you to make your case or I will 
return to the same venue where you can present your case in front of 
the common council. 
It is disappointing to see that the city of Racine administrator is 
blinded by the darkness of unaccountably, ineptness and fraud. It 
appears your time spent working with Mason and Letteney to undermine 
and subvert the authority of the common council has apparently taken a 
detrimental toll upon your reasoning and understanding of the checks 
and balances within government. 
So tell me Mr. Palenick, acting as the city administrator and a 
trusted member of the mayor’s inner circle, how did keeping the police 
survey a secret serve the interest of the community? 
Was Mason embarrassed by the report? Or perhaps disappointed? 
According to the Racine Journal Times, Mayor Mason now claims the 
study will cost approximately $150,000 dollars for the 24 page report, 
up from the previous announced $118,000. 
The report cost $6,000 dollars a page??!!!  Does spending that amount 
of money sound reasonable to you ?  Do you believe the money was 
wisely spent ? 
In my opinion, another example of Mayor Mason going head hunting, 
finding nothing while squandering tax dollars in his personal quest 
to exert his personal control over the city of Racine Police 
Did you even realize that Mayor Mason undermined and subverted common 
council authority when he commissioned the secret police study “by the 
hour”? I think not. 
If your pouty letters are any indication as to how you task your job 
as city administrator, then I understand why the city continues to 
decline under the “professional management team employed by the City 
of Racine”. 
The darkness of Coryuption is a plague within city government: 
Secret surveys, secret meetings, secret government,  secret courts, 
squandering of public funds, lack of  accountability, government 
bloat, doubling park fees…… all documented. 
The winds of change are in the air and the rats are scurrying for cover. 
End the plague. 
Let the sunshine of honest, open and transparent – HOT government into 
the city of Racine 
Support Sandy Weidner for Mayor. 
One more item Mr. Palenick, 
Let’s play where is  Waldo Tim Thompkins in the below common council 
address, shall we?   dudo dudo dudo 
Tim & Cindy

Teen suffering from seizures dies after doctors discover parasitic tapeworm eggs in his brain

An 18-year-old India man, who was not identified, complained of having pain in his groin and swelling in his eye, was found to have parasites in his brain.
(The New England Journal of Medicine ©2019)

A teenager from India transported to an emergency room after suffering from seizures was found to have parasitic cysts in his brain.

The 18-year-old man’s parents said he had pain in his right groin, according to a case study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The man had suffered from tonic-clonic seizures, formerly known as grand mal seizures. After a physical examination, doctors noticed he the man had swelling over his eye and appeared to be confused, a report from Dr. Nishanth Dev and S. Zafar Abbas of the ESIC Medical College and Hospital stated.

The man underwent an ultrasound and MRI, which revealed he had cysts in his cerebral cortex, brain stem, right eye and testes. The doctors diagnosed him with neurocysticercosis, which is defined as a “parasitic infection of the central nervous system and is caused by the pork tapeworm Taenia solium,” according to the World Health Organization [WHO].

After the eggs hatch, the larvae can travel throughout the body and form cysts.

People can get neurocysticercosis “by swallowing microscopic eggs passed in the feces of a person who has an intestinal pork tapeworm,” according to the Centers for Disease Control.

This man, who was not identified, had a severe case and died two weeks later, the report stated. The man could not be treated with antiparasitic medications because it could have worsened the swelling in his brain. He was treated with antiepileptic medications and dexamethasone.

WHO said neurocysticercosis is “prevalent mainly in developing countries” and found in Southeast Asia, parts of Africa and Latin America.


Kangaroo Rat Delivers a Ninja-Like Spinning Kick to Drop Rattlesnake

Could this comedian be the next president of Ukraine?

Maybe Stephen Colbert or Jimmy Kimmel or some other comedian should run for president in the USA.  We're just as corrupt as the Ukraine.

You Done F**ked Up - Cruise Ship Nightmare & NASA’s Space Suit Screwup | The Daily Show

Suicide rates improve around the world, but not in the U.S.

Four for Fridays!

Good morning everyone I hope you have had a good week. I have not had a good week the reason for that is my Mom passed away on Monday. Next weekend I will not be home we are having a Memorial Service for my Mom. Here are your questions.

1) Have you been enjoying the nice weather we are having?

2) Have you started your Spring cleaning?

3) Have you taken your car for a car wash since it has been nice weather?

4) Have you grilled out with the nice weather?

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Action demanded after 1,100 dead dolphins wash up in France

(Cecile Dars, Observatoire Pelagis/CNRS/Universite de la Rochelle via AP)
PARIS (AP) — The dolphins’ bodies were horribly mutilated, the fins cut off.

But what shocked French marine researchers wasn’t just the brutality of the deaths of these highly intelligent mammals, but the numbers involved — a record 1,100 have landed on France’s Atlantic coast beaches since January.

The mass deaths, widely blamed on industrial fishing, have alarmed animal welfare groups and prompted France’s ecology minister to launch a national plan to protect them.

“There’s never been a number this high,” said Willy Daubin, a member of La Rochelle University’s National Center for Scientific Research. “Already in three months, we have beaten last year’s record, which was up from 2017 and even that was the highest in 40 years.”

Though Daubin said 90 percent of the fatalities resulted from the dolphins being accidentally captured in industrial fishing nets, the reason behind the spike this year is a mystery.

“What fishing machinery or equipment is behind all these deaths?” he asked.

Autopsies carried out on the dolphins this year by La Rochelle University’s National Center for Scientific Research show extreme levels of mutilation.

Activists say it’s common for fishermen to cut body parts off the suffocated dolphins after they are pulled up on the nets, to save the nets.

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Scott Walker appointee blocked from returning to work following court ruling

From JSOnline:

Public Service Commission Chairwoman Ellen Nowak, right, and Nowak's adviser Bob Seitz are blocked from returning to work at the PSC on Thursday. (Photo: Molly Beck / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
MADISON - One of the 82 appointees who lost their positions last week amid a ferocious court battle between Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Republican lawmakers tried to return to work Thursday morning and was blocked at the elevators. 

Ellen Nowak, the Public Service Commission chairwoman appointed by former Gov. Scott Walker, was stopped by a building security guard and prevented from going to the commission's office in a state building in Madison. 

Nowak and her adviser, Bob Seitz, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel they believed they could return to their jobs after a Wednesday Appeals Court ruling reinstated some of the laws previously blocked by a lower court ruling that declared unlawful a December legislative session during which Nowak was appointed to the commission.

But a commission employee told them Gov. Tony Evers' attorneys' interpretation of that ruling says otherwise.

Later Thursday, Evers reappointed most of the people who had been confirmed in December and lost their appointments on Friday. Nowak was among the 15 Walker appointees who were not nominated by Evers

Gateway student IT club to hold computer repair clinic on Saturday

RACINE — Gateway Technical College’s student chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals is scheduled to hold a public computer repair clinic Saturday with computer check-in from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until capacity is reached), and pick up from noon to 1 p.m., in Room 109 of the Racine Building on the Racine Campus, 1001 S. Main St.

Computers will be worked on in a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached. All computers must be picked up by 1 p.m.

Students can assist with the following:
• Updating  PC operating systems.
• Checking for viruses.
• Diagnosing internet access issues.
• Performing file and back-up services if possible.

The clinic is a fundraiser for the student club. Participants are encouraged to contribute $20 for each computer worked on.

Room 109 can be accessed through the eastern entrance to the Racine Building next to the northeast parking lot of the campus.

According to Gateway officials, many members of the community have benefited from participating in past clinics. The event also allows students to give back to the community while honing the skills they will use once they enter their career.


Filed judicial misconduct complaint against judge Neubauer and Gasiorkiewic

Thomas Jefferson wrote that a well-informed electorate is a prerequisite to democracy.

Mony Mony: Unraveling the mystery of the song’s infamous, crowd-sung lyric

Recently Nissan launched an ad promoting the sale of their Sentra model which featured the longtime party anthem “Mony Mony,” as its centerpiece. The ad is upbeat and catchy, which does a terrible disservice to those of us that will be paying for a wedding in the next decade or two. If in fact the song finds new life and DJ’s feel compelled to play the song (and its accompanying mystery, crowd-sung lyric) at gatherings nationwide, we as the parents paying for the celebration are doomed to an awkward few moments as grandma hears things she shouldn’t.

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Billy Idol - Mony Mony (Live)

Jewish humor isn't

Owen Benjamin is absolutely right. What passes for Jewish so-called humor isn't funny at all. I've never found Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, Sarah Silverman, Adam Sandler, Gene Wilder, or Lenny Bruce to be even modestly amusing. Jewish "humor" is nothing more than a degenerate combination of whining, moral and cultural transgressivism, narcissistic posturing, and sexual obsession. It's so relentlessly stupid that it is borderline retarded.
. . .

The reason that comedy is dying is because it was taken over by 
subversives, and subversives are intrinsically parasitical in nature. 
They can't build, create, or even sustain anything on their own. It's 
like trying to maintain the financial sector on the basis of nothing 
except finance.

Jeff Coe and the Civic Centre

Dear City of Racine Alderpersons, 
In addition to more embezzlers being discovered in Racine - now we 
have questionably questionable accounts, courtesy Alderperson  Jeff 
From Sin City: 
Is Alderman Jeff Coe Misinformed or Malfeasant Concerning Civic Centre Revenues? 
Does Alderman Jeff Coe know what he is talking about – in regards to 
Civic Centre taxpayer funded subsidizes? The 2017 Audited Financial 
Report indicates that he is either misinformed or malfeasant when he 
wrongly asserts, in a Journal Times article, “First District Alderman 
Jeff Coe is concerned about the city spending much more on its annual 
Civic Centre subsidy — set at $323,000 in 2016. Coe said he doesn’t 
want to go back to the situation in 2005 when Racine was spending 
upwards of $800,000 on the Civic Centre”. 
From JT: 
At city’s lakefront venues: 
In effort to draw festivals Downtown, city leaders plan to retool 
Festival Hall contract 
RACINE — In an effort to bring more people, business and festivals 
Downtown, the city is planning to retool its contract with the 
business that runs Festival Hall, Paul P. Harris Rotary Park and 
Memorial Hall. 
Currently, the three city-owned locations — collectively known as the 
Civic Centre — are run by VenuWorks, a venue management company based 
in Ames, Iowa, that runs more than 30 arenas, theaters and convention 
centers nationwide. 
The current contract with VenuWorks was most recently approved in fall 
2017, when doomed discussions to build a hotel and arena Downtown were 
still ongoing. 
Affecting Racine’s taxpayers 
First District Alderman Jeff Coe is concerned about the city spending 
much more on its annual Civic Centre subsidy — set at $323,000 in 
2016. Coe said he doesn’t want to go back to the situation in 2005 
when Racine was spending upwards of $800,000 on the Civic Centre. 
The facts, revealed in the City of Racine 2017 Audited Financial 
Report evidence that Alderman Jeff Coe, at best, doesn’t know what he 
is talking about. The Audited Financial Report reveals that the Civic 
Centre was taxpayer subsidized to the tune of  $807,061, with an 
operating loss of of $675,357! 
As documented at: 
Where did Alderman Jeff Coe get his misinformation from? Since he 
posted a bald-faced lie as reported by JT: 
First District Alderman Jeff Coe is concerned about the city spending 
much more on its annual Civic Centre subsidy — set at $323,000 in 
2016. Coe said he doesn’t want to go back to the situation in 2005 
when Racine was spending upwards of $800,000 on the Civic Centre. 
And yet - Alderman Jeff Coe assisted Mayor Cory Mason in increasing 
the staffing ion the Mayors office from 3 to 5 and incurring a cost of 
$750,000 plus to fund it! 
When does the looting of a City of Ill Repute end? 
Tim & Cindy

Open Blog - Friday

Everybody smiles on Friday.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Key Congressional Committee To Vote On Marijuana Banking Bill

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This is what you do if you win the lottery

Trump calls on FBI, DOJ to review Jussie Smollett case

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on the FBI and Department of Justice to review how Chicago prosecutors handled the case against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.

Prosecutors offered little explanation and infuriated Chicago's police chief and mayor this week when they dropped charges against Smollett related to making a false police report. Yet prosecutors still insist the actor faked a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in January.

Trump tweeted early Thursday that prosecutors' handling of the case was "an embarrassment" to the country, and called on the federal agencies to review what he called an "outrageous" case.

Smollett's attorney says two brothers who claim they worked with the actor to stage the attack are lying. Investigators alleged Smollett staged the attack with the hopes of gaining attention and advancing his career.


Somebody got paid off.  It's a Chicago tradition.

10 "Heroes" Who Did Awful Things

Open Blog - Thursday

Enjoy your day.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Slaasted: Election could change status quo

Citizens of Racine, we have an election scheduled within a few weeks. This election is very important for the future of our city. If you are satisfied with the status quo, then vote for the incumbent. If not, we have the opportunity to replace them. There are contested races for members of the Common Council some with declared candidates, others, such in the 7th District, a write-in candidate.

Also, we have the opportunity to write in Sandy Weidner for mayor. Sandy is the Alderwomen of the 6th District. When one watches the City Council proceedings on channel 25, one notices how she is always prepared to ask the probing questions, sometimes when those questions would rather not be asked.

Think HOT. H — Honest, O — Open, T — Transparent government. If that is what you want, vote change.

ESCAPE WISCONSIN! Nothing But Taillights!

Approved by State Rep Robin Vos and Special Needs Guv Scott Walker!

Arrive on Vacation – Leave on Probation – Back on Revocation!

 Placing the emphasis on CON!

'We are devastated': Indianapolis Zoo says 2 youngest elephants died within a week

Obama's Connection to Smollett's Dropped Charges

Court documents sealed in secrecy, just like Racine. Is there no chance of reviewing this bizarre case?

Fake Crime - No Time!

t is true - whether the irresponsible Parents of color fail to 
acknowledge the disruptive and criminal actions of their prodigy at 
RUSD, or People of Color collude in the Illinois Judiciary to dismiss 
the crimes of Jussie Smollett. 
When will People of Color act responsibly? 
I don't know why anyone is leaping to the conclusion that the Chicago 
justice system is corrupt. Surely the decision not to charge Jussie 
Smollett for committing a hoax crime was nothing but the result of a 
thorough police investigation leading the state prosecutor to conclude 
he was innocent of the charges! 
    Jussie Smollett will not be prosecuted for allegedly faking a 
racial attack, because all charges have been dropped!!! 
    Jussie and his lawyers ran to court Tuesday morning in Chicago, 
where he was facing 16 felony counts of lying to police in the alleged 
racial and homophobic attack. 
    Jussie will surrender his $10,000 bond. But, that's it. The case is over. 
    We're told the State's Attorney, Kim Foxx, told Chicago police she 
was dropping the case because Jussie would have only gotten community 
service if convicted and she said he has already performed community 
service so there is no point in prosecuting him. We could not find any 
record of Smollett doing community service. 
    We're told Chicago police are "furious" and feel something 
untoward is going on with Kim Foxx. 
    Jussie's lawyers say, "Today, all criminal charges against Jussie 
Smollett were dropped and his record has been wiped clean of the 
filing of this tragic complaint against him. Jussie was attacked by 
two people he was unable to identify on January 29th. He was a victim 
who was vilified and made to appear as a perpetrator as a result of 
false and inappropriate remarks made to the public, causing an 
inappropriate rush to judgment." 
Doesn't everyone know that it's racist to hold not-white people 
accountable to white people standards? I'm only surprised that the 
police who arrested Smollett aren't being charged with racism in the 
first degree.

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my dears!  How are you?  Are you ready for temperatures in the 50's?  That's what we're supposed to have today and tomorrow.  I love it.  I'm fed up with winter and the s-word.  Spring has sprung, so let's keep the temps out of the 30's please.  Of course, in the middle of August, I'll be complaining about the heat.  But that's then and this is now.  Warm it up.  We deserve it.

I want to express my condolences to Tender Heart Bear, who lost her mother the other night.  Be strong, my dear, and take solace in the rest of your family.  I'm sure that Mr. Drew is being helpful.

Next week is the election.  Please remember to write-in Sandy Weidner for mayor and vote for Ricky Jarstad in the 3rd District.  We must elect people who reflect our values and are not tainted by temptations to rip us off.  With the moral decline of society, it's getting harder and harder to find the honest type willing to serve.  So we should support the few that we have.  Kill 'em, Sandy and Ricky.

Note: the bearded lady has suddenly been keeping a low profile.  What's up, Attorney Letteny?  Still trying to pull your foot out of your mouth?  You should be prosecuted for the crimes you've committed while in office.  You're as dirty as any criminal out there.

Did Mayor Butterball announce an expansion of his staff?  Why not?  Living high on the taxpayers' dime are we?  It's good to be "king," isn't it?  Just keep scamming the taxpayers.  You'll get yours.

Junior is still license-less and he's beginning to get underfoot.  I worried about him driving, but I must admit I enjoyed the solitude at home.  I just wish it didn't come at such a price.  Car crashes are expensive.  And the insurance goes up and up.

I wish the grass would hurry up and turn green.  I can't wait for the budding of trees and shrubs.  And the songs of birds - I absolutely love them.  They're the harbingers of spring.  Sing on, my little buddies.

Here's a little spring music from Vivaldi:

My, that sounds so formal.  I'm bringing culture to the JTI.  Too bad I have so little of my own.

That's it, friends.  I'm ending this so I can enjoy some of the weather.

Have fun.  Spring is just beginning and there's so much more that will happen in the landscape and with the weather.  And, or course, we might still see some s-word, but it will melt quickly.  Enjoy.
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Open Blog - Wednesday

Take it easy.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Harry? Is that You?

A fossil site in Canada has yielded the heaviest Tyrannosaurus rex 
specimen ever found—an animal that weighed an estimated 19,500 pounds 
in life, far heftier than most elephants alive today. 
The dinosaur, unveiled last week in The Anatomical Record, consists of 
a skeleton that's about 65 percent complete, including the skull and 
hips along with some of its ribs, leg bones, and tail bones. Nicknamed 
“Harry,” the tyrannosaur was a senior by this species' standards, 
making it to at least the age of 28.

Is Weed 'Harmless'? Legalized Cannabis Linked To More ER Visits In Colorado.

While cannabis enthusiasts assert that weed is harmless, according to a new study, the legalization of marijuana in Colorado has led to an increase in emergency room visits.

"Recreational cannabis went on sale in 2014 and it has led to an increase in emergency department visits, according to a new study," reports CNN. "Although inhaled cannabis leads to more visits overall, new research says, edibles — foods containing cannabis extract — account for more visits for psychiatric and cardiovascular symptoms."

Colorado legalized cannabis for recreational use in 2014 after allowing it for medicinal purposes in 2009. Between 2012 and 2016, UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital saw a "threefold increase" in ER visits related to cannabis use — 9,973 cases. Dr. Andrew A. Monte, an emergency medicine physician at the hospital, said the research stemmed from his colleagues witnessing a high number of cannabis-related visits without any data to back up the spotted pattern.

Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the study showed that edible cannabis accounted for 10.7% of emergency room visits despite those being just 0.32% of cannabis sales in the state. In 2015, for instance, one man committed suicide after consuming such a product.

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Girls and Guns

Open Blog - Tuesday

Have a great day.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Be My Baby

More of the Cory Mason Coryuption

Dear City of Racine Alderpersons, 
Isn't sexual conduct between minors prohibited by law? 
YES - or NO! 
Then why should minors be openly encouraged to engage in a Prom which 
is to be regulated by specific (perverted) gender sexual behavior be 
held to no account?
It would seem - to inquiring minds - that Mayor Cory Mason, City 
Attorney Scott Letteney, and the entire Common Council are acting 
contrary to the rule of law, decency, moral turpitude, and not only 
authorizing illegal sexual behavior between minors, but encouraging 
And that JT, by publishing the event, is a party to the crime. 
Inquiring minds want answers. 
Tim & Cindy  

On Saturday, I cleaned the bike with the power washer - top down.

Today - Monday, I turned it upside down to remove the wheels and begin 
cleaning them - and the first step is using isopropryl alcohol to get 
rid of the grunge - as they were really nasty. 
Then I got to looking at the underside of the Bike - *WHOA* it was 
bad. You would never guess that I had power washed it.... and all the 
fine particles.... causing wear and scratches - well, they came from 
the bike trail. The South side bike trails have all been black-topped, 
while the North side are shill powdered chips. I remember, after it 
was done - seeing so many fine white chips/powder affixed to my bike. 
Those fine white limestone chips are just an abrasive! 
So I threw the bike in the bathtub - made up some car soap - and 
cleaned the underside! 
I don't have pictures of it when dirty - but it was nasty and severe.....

My new Ghia

Introducing Apple Card — Coming Summer 2019

From 'nappuccinos' to more weekend z's: strategies to catch up on lost sleep

A 20-minute nap refreshes. Just don't sleep in so long on Sunday morning that you find it hard to fall asleep Sunday night. 
There are lots of reasons why many of us don't get the recommended seven hours or more of sleep each night. Travel schedules, work deadlines, TV bingeing and — a big one — having young children all take a toll.

Research published recently in the journal Sleep finds that up to six years after the birth of a child, many mothers and fathers still don't sleep as much as they did before their child was born. For parents, there's just less time in the day to devote to yourself.

So, can you catch up on sleep? That partly depends on how much sleep you've missed.

A study in the current issue of Current Biology points to just how quickly the adverse effects of sleep deprivation can kick in. Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder recruited a bunch of young, healthy adults who agreed to a stay in a sleep lab. Some were allowed to sleep no more than five hours per night for five consecutive days.

"After five days, people [gained] as much as 5 pounds," says study author Christopher Depner, who studies the links between sleep loss and metabolic diseases. Lack of sleep can throw off the hormones that regulate appetite, he explains, so people tend to eat more.

Depner and his colleagues also documented a decrease in insulin sensitivity among the sleep-deprived participants. "In some people, it decreased to a level where they'd be considered pre-diabetic," he says. Presumably, that rise in blood sugar would be only temporary in these young, healthy people. But it's a striking indicator of how much a lack of sleep can influence metabolism.

And, even after a weekend of catch-up sleep, the participants still gained as much weight as those in the study who had not been allowed to get the extra weekend sleep.

So, bottom line: It can be hard for our metabolism to recover from a week of sleep deprivation, and — over time — chronic sleep loss can increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

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Bingo and bongs: More seniors turn to pot for age-related aches

A group of retired seniors from Laguna Woods Village form a line outside Bud and Bloom cannabis dispensary.
CALIFORNIA — The group of white-haired folks — some pushing walkers, others using canes — arrive right on time at the gates of Laguna Woods Village, an upscale retirement community in the picturesque hills that frame this Southern California suburb a few miles from Disneyland.

There they board a bus for a quick trip to a building that, save for the green Red Cross-style sign in the window, resembles a trendy coffee bar. The people, mostly in their 70s and 80s, pass the next several hours enjoying a light lunch, playing a few games of bingo and selecting their next month’s supply of cannabis-infused products.

“It’s like the ultimate senior experience,” laughs 76-year-old retired beauty products distributor Ron Atkin as he sits down to watch the bingo at the back of the Bud and Bloom marijuana dispensary in Santa Ana.

Most states now have legal medical marijuana, and 10 of them, including California, allow anyone 21 or older to use pot recreationally. The federal government still outlaws the drug even as acceptance increases. The 2018 General Social Survey, an annual sampling of Americans’ views, found a record 61 percent back legalization, and those 65 and older are increasingly supportive.

Indeed, many industry officials say the fastest-growing segment of their customer base is people like Atkin — aging baby boomers or even those a little older who are seeking to treat the aches and sleeplessness and other maladies of old age with the same herb that many of them once passed around at parties.

“I would say the average age of our customers is around 60, maybe even a little older,” said Kelty Richardson, a registered nurse with the Halos Health clinic in Boulder, Colorado, which provides medical examinations and sells physician-recommended cannabis through its online store.

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Grandmother uses graffiti to fight hate

Stormy Daniels' ex-lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested for alleged $20 million extortion scheme against Nike, embezzling client's money, defrauding bank

Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti was arrested Monday on charges he attempted to extort Nike out of up to $25 million by threatening to drive the athletic apparel giant's market capitalization down by $10 billion by announcing claims of misconduct by company employees.

Avenatti also is charged in a separate federal case out of Los Angeles, where he is accused of embezzling a client's money "in order to pay his own expenses and debts" of himself, his law firm and coffee company, and of "defrauding a bank in Mississippi," prosecutors said.

The famously aggressive litigator had represented porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen related to a non-disclosure agreement she signed on the eve of the 2016 presidential election to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Trump in exchange for a $130,000 payment.

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Open Blog - Monday

Thanks Snoopy.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Maries Cooking!

Snoop Dogg - Batman & Robin (Feat The Lady of Rage) (Prod DJ Premier (2002))

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.


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?