Archive for April, 2013

Toledo Gang Wars

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

I was listening to WSPD-AM to get a see what they did to replace the WSJ Daily Wrap and bumped into a morning show replay – the topic was the Toledo Blade publishing this interactive map of which gangs control which neighborhoods.

http://www.toledoblade.com/toledogangmap

There is one item missing from the map legend however the areas with no color – the “white” area if you prefer. The gang in charge of the protection racket in those areas is called the City of Toledo Police Department.

Global food insecurity

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Now that the USDA has solved the problem of giving out free food using Farmer’s markets, they are moving on to bigger things

“Following the commitment of the L’Aquila Summit, in 2012 leaders of the G-8 engaged with African partners to foster global food security. In this framework, G-8 members have agreed on the goals of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition G-8 initiative. Their goal is to increase public investment in agriculture, accelerate new investments and greater collaboration in agricultural research. This G-8 activity complements the ongoing activities of the Committee on World Food Security and other international organizations.”

The thing to remind people – when we get to the point that the only way to buy food is using a government issued spending card, the day they sequester your food allowance, you’re going to join the long history of government directed mass starvations.

Sidewalks!

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

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Yesterday was good walking weather. Probably half the reason I made this move was to be in a neighborhood with sidewalks so I can rebuild my strength and recharge my Vitamin D. If I go to a park by myself to walk – a fat guy in his 50s by himself – the logical inference is I belong in the sex registry.

Free TV

Monday, April 29th, 2013

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It probably won’t shock you this is on a US highway in Chicago

You can’t use food stamps at the local farmer’s market? No problemo

Monday, April 29th, 2013

You visit your local farmer’s market trying to solve your fear of healthy food insecurity, and those greedy insensitive white farmers just stare at you when you try to hand them your EBT card, as you try to exercise your right to be given free healthy food.

Despite sequestration, the USDA has found money to hand out equipment to allow people at farmer’s markets to accept SNAP! payments via a wireless connection.

I can’t imagine that anyone would use this ability to exchange SNAP! Payments for things other than healthy food.

USDA Bulletin

And people say Microsoft ignored security…

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Newer iOS devices come with a little friendly helper called Siri

Siri does many things to help you during the day. When I drove from Connecticut to Chicago, I learned Siri will not do even the most basic tasks without having cellular data access – which says the speech recognition isn’t done in the phone. In the last week, Apple confessed that they are storing everything you ask zsiri to do for at least 2 years

But that’s not the big problem. If you turn on Siri but let Siri break through the pass code entry – let’s say you’re driving and tell Siri “send a message to my wife”, you don’t want to have to unlock the keyboard. What that means is anyone picking up your phone could make Siri do all kinds of unpleasant things.

Today, I told Siri to call me a string of expletives. With the phone still locked, I asked Siri “Who am I? Siri gladly volunteered my name, email address, home address. Siri no longer will show your contacts, but will do lots of things for a clever person.

There is a passcode setting to block Siri from working on your locked phone, but it is not the default

Double standard

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Want to kill your viable fetus at 8 months? No problem.

Object when a nurse injects your 5 month old with antibiotics for a viral infection. That’s a problem.

http://youtu.be/6_pdM4Kfpxg

Who is crazy now?

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Forbes story

Alex Jones is talking about DHS buying up 1.6 billion bullets, many of which are hollow point, which are outlawed for military use by international treaty.

So you might be saying “Alex Jones? Pffft… Rachel Maddow told me he is a paranoid right wing racist nut job – that’s all I need to know”

So how about Forbes?

Are the 1% starting to fear the government too?

” I don’t think the violence is going to stop no time soon”

Friday, April 26th, 2013

What a negative person. Crime is down 69% and still unhappy.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/04/25/mayor-touts-success-of-foot-patrol-saturations-but-residents-not-so-sure/

I wonder how much city taxes Mr Blair paid last year…

Maybe Mexicans don’t like sports so much after all

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

A few months ago, WGST-AM in Atlanta dropped its Conservatie talk format after Rush Limbaugh destroyed talk radio by calling someone a “Slut”. The station switched to ESPN Deportes, the Spanish language Version of ESPN. The highest ratings it got were 0.4% Even so, with much of their disposable income sent back “home”, temporary migrants don’t have a lot of discretionary income and many businesses don’t want them as customers, unless the government forces advertisers to want them.

June 5th, Conservative talk is returing to WGST – but without Rush. Clear Channel is the owner of WGST and they let the franchise star slip away to rival heritage station WSB-AM.