INSPIRATIONAL: Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, Wrongfully Convicted Boxer, Dies

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, Wrongfully Convicted Boxer, Dies at 76

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.

Mr. Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at a tavern in Paterson, N.J., in 1966. His ordeal and the alleged racial motivations behind it were publicized in Bob Dylan’s 1975 song “Hurricane,” several books and a 1999 film starring Denzel Washington.

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I wonder how much of his life he lost. Over and above the 19 years. Has to take a toll on you. Life is tough enough with having extra burdens placed on you.

Requiescat In Pacem, Hurricane.

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RANT: Unelected bureaucrats kidnap a child

Sunday, April 20, 2014

http://www.wnd.com/2014/04/snatched-girls-parents-launch-new-offensive/?cat_orig=health

WND EXCLUSIVE
‘SNATCHED’ GIRL’S PARENTS LAUNCH NEW OFFENSIVE
Supporters accuse Boston Children’s Hospital of ‘psychological experiment’
BOB UNRUH

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BCH then presented the family with a new treatment plan to discontinue all medical care and medications and which forbade any second opinions, Liberty Counsel explained. When the parents refused to sign the new treatment plan and requested that Justina be discharged so they could take her back to Tufts Medical Center, BCH called DCF, and DCF prevented the family from discharging Justina. Fourteen months later, DCF still retains custody of Justina.

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Bujoreanu is researching Somatoform under a grant from the federal National Institutes of Health. Any ward of the state is subject to research being performed on them without their consent, even if the research is not primarily for the ward’s benefit.

Sources have reported Justina has spent most of her time in state custody locked in a psychiatric ward.

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Talk about a conflict of interest.

NIH has a lot of explaining to do.

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INTERESTING: Wally Pipp and an urban legend

Saturday, April 19, 2014

http://www.snopes.com/sports/baseball/pipp.asp

Wally Pipp … 

… and the Lou Gehrig story.

Argh!

Urban Legends!

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JOBFINDING: IT Engineer Ewing, NJ

Friday, April 18, 2014

I’m contacting you today about an IT Engineer for a fulltime position in Ewing, NJ. Your experience supporting Microsoft Back-Office products and for Avaya/Nortel telephony systems. Please send your resume today for more information.

Title: IT Engineer
Type: Fulltime
Location: Ewing, NJ
Compensation: $125,000/year plus benefits!
Available Now/On-Site Only

The role of the IT Engineer is to develop and maintain the overall high-level design plan for our clients’ logical and technical IT architecture. You will provide technical guidance and consulting across the MIS organization, from strategy to planning to issue resolution. You will gain organizational commitment for technical plans, initiate and participate in projects to evaluate technologies and methods for implementing these plans, and participate in evaluating their execution.

You will engineer and provide technical management for Microsoft Back-Office products, including Windows Servers, Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Lync, and System Center applications. Plus, you will provide technical management for Avaya/Nortel telephony systems, Aspect systems, the telecom landscape, and product options.

If you are currently distinguished by your mastery of hardware/software upgrades and on-site support of high availability desktops, I want to hear from you today. If you are up to this challenge or can refer someone today, please let me know. MMI offers a generous referral bonus for helping your friends.

Peter Lehrman
IT Talent Scout
Mitchell Martin Inc.
New York, NY 10018
Call 646.300.7057Call: 646.300.7057
Fax: 646-355-0229Call: 646-355-0229
plehrman@itmmi.com

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GUNS: Pretend that their assault weapon ban never existed

Friday, April 18, 2014

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/townhallmagazine/2014/04/12/the-assault-weapon-rebellion-n1822409

The “Assault Weapon” Rebellion
Townhall Magazine | Apr 12, 2014

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The government of Connecticut can’t threaten the citizenry with criminal charges. They’ve already willingly decided to become felons en masse. The government can’t threaten the citizenry with force. They’re both grossly outnumbered and outgunned. The government can’t offer an amnesty. It would only reinforce how little power the government has over a rebellious citizenry.

The only realistic option is for the government of Connecticut to pretend that their assault weapon ban never existed. To admit it exists, and that they can do nothing to enforce it, would reveal that the emperor and his court have no clothes.

A nearly identical problem is brewing next door in the much larger, more populous state of New York, thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s hastily-passed NY SAFE Act. That law demands that New Yorkers register their semi-automatic “assault rifles” with the government by April 15.

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From my cold dead hands.

Why should the people fear the Gooferment?

They are a joke. 

A very dangerous joke. 

Look at speed limits. People are withdrawing consent in all sorts of little ways.

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

And don’t forget the movie quote:

“Yes. In the end, you will walk out. Because 100,000 Englishmen simply cannot control 350 million Indians, if those Indians refuse to cooperate.” — movie Gandhi (1983)

Substitute “politicians and bureaucrats” and “gun owners” and that’s what’s happening here.

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PRODUCTIVITY: GMAIL Compose Page

Thursday, April 17, 2014

http://icetothebrim.com/2014/textexpander-snippet-gmail-compose-page-without-inbox-plus-thoughts-email/

TextExpander Snippet for Gmail Compose Page (without inbox) — plus some thoughts on email
It’s finally happened: my inbox has become a problem. More on this below.

But first, here’s a lil’ textexpander snippet to take you to a compose message for your gmail account WITHOUT pulling up the inbox… helpful when, like me, you get sucked into the incessant sucking sound of your inbox.

https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1%key:enter%

Set that up for something like ;gmc (for GMail Compose) and use it when you write an email instead of opening up your inbox.

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I’ve stolen this idea.

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JOBSEARCH: IT’s finding your niche

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/11/surviving-post-employment-economy-201311373243740811.html

Surviving the post-employment economy
The author argues that in the new economy, it’s people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
Last updated: 03 Nov 2013 08:50
Sarah Kendzior is a St Louis-based writer who studies politics and media.

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Individuals internalise the economy’s failure, as a media chorus excoriates them over what they should have done differently. They jump to meet shifting goalposts; they express gratitude for their own mistreatment: their unpaid labour, their debt-backed devotion, their investment in a future that never arrives.

And when it does not arrive, and they wonder why, they are told they were stupid to expect it. They stop talking, because humiliation is not a bargaining chip. Humiliation is a price you pay in silence – and with silence.

People can always make choices. But the choices of today’s workers are increasingly limited. Survival is not only a matter of money, it is a matter of mentality – of not mistaking bad luck for bad character, of not mistaking lost opportunities for opportunities that were never really there.

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I agree that the “job market” has shifted as it has many times in my career.

It’s a game.

The seeker has to find the place for them to find their bliss.

Unfortunately what was true for me in the 60’s (i.e., get a job a big company and work your way up) is no longer true.

Ditto: get a Gooferment job.

Ditto: get a PhD.

Ditto: go to Wall Street in some manner.

I THINK (and it’s just my opinion) the model for today’s jobseeker is be in your own business.

Can’t tell you what business that is, but you have to be your own boss.

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