February Thread

The days get longer as the month gets shorter

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27 Responses to February Thread

  1. CC1s121LrBGT says:

    Virginia wants to create a database of people that watch porn on the internet… maybe they can create different reelection ads and solicit campaign contributions for each type of porn watcher. The proposed plan is to block people that don’t pay their new porn tax.

    How does this differ from the crime of living off the proceeds of a prostitute?


    Perhaps the proceeds till be used to pay for Viagra for Medicare recipients? lol

  2. CC1s121LrBGT says:

    Fred, I know you’re not a big fan of links from other blog sites posted her, but by God, it’s you’re old friend Candy Krush!!!! 😉 Enjoy the photos.


  3. Fred Stiening says:

    According to the EverDrive app, I am the best driver in Charlotte and the 31st best driver in North Carolina.


    • briand75 says:

      Fred – I know you understand what information is collected and where it goes from Everdrive. Similar to Progressive’s click-in device.


      • Fred Stiening says:


        The underlying purpose seems to be for insurance companies to track the driving behavior of the users – like maybe having a < 25 year old male to get a lower rate. This is quite similar to what uber uses within its app to filter out drivers who speed, accelerate or brake hard or go around corners too hard. It has a way to turn off the tracking temporarily so Countess won't find out about my girlfriend who works at Bi-Lo in Pineville.

        • briand75 says:

          I believe it’s purpose is to be able to document and charge more for drivers based on their definition of “behavior”.

          It makes me think about how much data on me is held by Google, Amazon, E-Bay and all the other players. At some point, someone or something may have to intervene lest we live out the Matrix “reality”.

  4. Fred Stiening says:

    San Francisco is getting so crowded, nobody wants to live there anymore


    • CC1s121LrBGT says:

      Journalism 2018 is simple. (No offense intended to retired former journalists living in North Carolina.). Here are today’s key journalism rules that I have gathered from watching cable tv:

      1. ) Stand in front of a subject’s work building and restate what he had said earlier in the day, or the day before.
      2.) If he comes out, ask him if he still stands by what he said, or had heard how a key Democrat feels about it.
      3.) If it is cold or raining while you are outside, spend a few minutes talking about the weather before coming to your point.

      That’s it. Do I have enough SRG points for an honorary degree in Journalism? lol

      • Fred Stiening says:

        3(a) – and tie it to global warming

        Financial journalists during a stock decline have a much more complicated set of rules
        – mention all prior crashes
        – explain that Federal Reserve interest rates control the stock market
        – blame fear about inflation
        – explain that increases in economic activity causes the stock market to go down
        – work to create a panic for higher ratings

        In a very general sense, I viewed the stock market like a tight rope and the job of the market and the regulators to keep the tight rope from swaying – due to inaccurate accounting, concealed surprises and people touting stocks (or talking them down) for personal gain.

        • CC1s121LrBGT says:

          Yes. Just my dos ¢ : They also like to pull out the book of Clichés too. (Hard to find a keyboard with a “é” and a “¢ “):
          They include:

          It’s different this time.
          History doesn’t repeat, but it rhymes.
          Good news is bad news.

          … and a few old pithy comments from Warren Buffet, especially the one about swimming naked when the tide goes out.

  5. Parrott says:

    well, another saturday night without the ‘Spaceman’. CC you let me know if you hear about the ‘spaceman’ back on radio somewhere. ( Not ‘Spacey’) or the guy in a Tesla headed to Mars either.
    Remember the Moons of Mars ? Phobos, he was a character in the Game Quake. Love that game. and the other Moon,,, tic tic tic. ?

    my 401 K is back to 2013. Easy come, easy go. It was funny money anyhow.
    I havn’t been listening to the radio as much lately. I am hoping God, or Jesus will give me some advice on life and career. My review at work is this week. maybe that will be the sign, New boss, same as the old boss. I’m getting to old for this Carp.

    Have a good one guys

    • CC1s121LrBGT says:

      I hear that spaceman headed to Mars had stowed away an emotional peacock – the same one that was rejected by United Airlines last week. That turkey can now fly!

    • CC1s121LrBGT says:

      Parrott, I’ve been thinking about your question for the last couple of days. I am not an expert on Spaceman. I sampled the show once or twice and it wasn’t for me. I do have a recommendation for you though. Less popular topics are covered really well outside of high powered big city radio stations. In particular, podcasts are much lower cost and usually free to listen.

      There are podcast search engines that work similar to google and will show you either individual episodes of a podcast, or series. If you find a series you like, you can subscribe with a podcast player app on your phone or one the PC. Apple, I understand, has its own outstanding podcast player. Android has several. One I recommend on Android Podcast Addict. It has its own podcast search engine.

      I googled podcast search engine and found that Lifehacker recommends a podcast search engine called Listen Notes. I searched for “spaceman” and found 2,165 results. You can scroll through them, or search for individual spaceman topics such as UFO etc.


      Let us know how you make out.


  6. Parrott says:

    I hope CFMJ misses me and the two other people I know of that use to stream’listen’ to their station most every evening and Saturday nights. Freaks.
    I read that it cost more to mine a bitcoin now than what they are really worth.

    Remington Firearms filed for bankruptcy protection. Reuters says they are 950 million in debt. Cerberus capital management probably sucked them dry.
    .22 ammunition is plentiful now, prices are going down, so get some if you use it.

  7. CC1s121LrBGT says:

    Favorite Streaming commercials and/or public service announcements?

    I love one on WTRW for a local inventment advisor that I think also has a program on the station. It makes me laugh each time I hear it. Paraphrasing it, ” Mr Wrongway, stocks are way up, time to buy buy buy…. Mr Wrongway, another bad day on Wall Street, time to sell, sell, sell” LOL

    I have been listening to Chris Plante on WXML in Connecticut. They are a local station with the New England accent and their station ID says they are “New Stalk 980” lol

  8. Fred Stiening says:

    February in Charlotte

  9. CC1s121LrBGT says:

    Word this morning is that the taxpayers will have to pay for the tearing down of a building at the Plankland Florida school. After the shooting in Connecticut several years ago, taxpayers had to pay for the tearing down of the entire school and the design and construction of a totally new one at a different location.

    Is it just me, or does this seem to be a flagrant waste of tax payer money?

    The Federal government had tips on this Parkland shooter yet approved him to buy a guy. They did the same for the Las Vegas mass shooter last fall- if someone that was not a government employee had done so, that person would have been in handcuffs a long time ago. The buildings are not responsible, government employees approving he purchases are responsible.

    • Fred Stiening says:

      Israel learned the way to deal with people wearing suicide vests into a restaurant was to immediately clean up the scene and provide no visual evidence that anything happened. Tearing the building down and putting up a memorial to the people who died is exactly what motivated Mr What’s-his-name.

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