RANT: You can’t clean a Keurig

Friday, February 27, 2015


Keurig: Hero to Zero

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Keurig had the misfortune of being in the news over the past few months for their attempt to add a form of DRM to their coffee makers. In previous versions of the Keurig machine, you put in a small plastic cup that contains coffee grounds, called a K-cup, into the machine. You press a button, wait a moment, and then you have a cup of coffee. It doesn’t get easier (especially for caffeine addicts like me, who don’t generally go for really high-quality coffee).

But with the introduction of the Keurig 2.0, a new step was added: before the machine brews your coffee, it scans the K-cup to make sure that a special code has been printed on it—if it doesn’t see the code, it won’t brew. And who’s the only company who can put that code on the cup? Keurig.

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And, the article doesn’t mention “biofilms”. You can’t clean a Keurig. Disgusting. 

Mine sits on my kitchen floor, along side my coffee maker — also an uncleanable reservoir — as a I try to figure out what to do with them.


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Monday, February 23, 2015

‘Birdman’ Wins Best Picture at Academy Awards

“Birdman” won best picture and best original screenplay at the 87th annual Academy Awards. The movie’s director, Alejandro G. Inarritu, won best director. Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne took top acting honors, and J.K. Simmons and Patricia Arquette won the Oscars for best supporting roles.

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You have to be kidding. I saw both in the movies. BIRDMAN was a giant non-sequitur of non-sense.

Guess fat old white guy injineers don’t understand “art”, the problems of an aging actor, or the angst of the creative process.

Waste of money imho.

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RANT: I’ll have a farmed fish with a hook in it?

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Woman bit down on fish and discovered hook was still inside at swanky Central Park South restaurant: suit
Aliona Russo said in Manhattan Supreme Court papers that she ‘felt something unusual’ after taking a bite of the seafood at Villagio’s on Central Park South last August. But a co-owner of the restaurant said she’s lying and trying to extort money from the business. The restaurant plans to file a countersuit.
Published: Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 1:21 PM Updated: Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 10:57 PM

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Could a farmed fish have hook in it?

And a 3 inch hook is pretty big not to notice.

Should be a fun jury to be on!

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RANT: “False Flag”, Iraq, and 9/11?

Saturday, February 14, 2015


42 ADMITTED False Flag Attacks
Washington’s Blog
February 9th, 2015

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(31) Similarly, the U.S. falsely blamed Iraq for playing a role in the 9/11 attacks – as shown by a memo from the defense secretary – as one of the main justifications for launching the Iraq war. Even after the 9/11 Commission admitted that there was no connection, Dick Cheney said that the evidence is “overwhelming” that al Qaeda had a relationship with Saddam Hussein’s regime, that Cheney “probably” had information unavailable to the Commission, and that the media was not ‘doing their homework’ in reporting such ties. Top U.S. government officials now admit that the Iraq war was really launched for oil … not 9/11 or weapons of mass destruction (despite previous “lone wolf” claims, many U.S. government officials now say that 9/11 was state-sponsored terror; but Iraq was not the state which backed the hijackers).

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False flag operations are covert operations conducted by governments, corporations, or other organizations, which are designed to appear as if they are being carried out by other entities. The name is derived from the military concept of flying false colors; that is, flying the flag of a country other than one’s own.

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How does one ever get to the truth?

And, why would one ever believe ANY politician and bureaucrat?

Also, once inoculated with such cynicism, how does one more forward in life?


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RANT: Data systematically “adjusted” — I’d say fudged!

Thursday, February 12, 2015


By Christopher Booker
10:15PM GMT 07 Feb 2015

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When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic ultimately rested – were systematically “adjusted” to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified.Two weeks ago, under the headline “How we are being tricked by flawed data on global warming”, I wrote about Paul Homewood, who, on his Notalotofpeopleknowthat blog, had checked the published temperature graphs for three weather stations in Paraguay against the temperatures that had originally been recorded. In each instance, the actual trend of 60 years of data had been dramatically reversed, so that a cooling trend was changed to one that showed a marked warming.

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SO when do we hear the litany of apologies?


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RANT: What are “non-essential employees”?

Monday, February 2, 2015

From: New Jersey State Police <new-jersey-state-police@emails.nixle.com>
Date: Sun, Feb 1, 2015 at 11:18 PM
Subject: Advisory Message: NJ State Offices Delayed Opening 2/2/15 10:30 a.m.

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Sunday February 1, 2015, 11:16 PM
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Advisory: NJ State Offices Delayed Opening 2/2/15 10:30 a.m.
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NJ State Offices Delayed Opening 10:30 on Mon. 2/2/15 for non-essential employees. Essential employees report to work regular schedule.

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On Monday, February 2, 2015 1:47 AM, john (reinke cc) <john@reinke.cc> wrote:

If they are “non-essential”, then why are they on the payroll?


lol….the common thread in all our gooferment offices, ‘non-essential’ employees. Couldn’t agree more.

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FINALLY, something we can BOTH agree on!

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RANT: “Leave room for the Holy Ghost!”

Sunday, February 1, 2015


Can You See Why School Administrators in Utah Had a Problem With 15-Year-Old’s Dress?
Jan. 28, 2015 1:28am Oliver Darcy

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Those rules include this section:

Formals, backless dresses and/or tops may not extend beyond the bottom of the shoulder blades. Girls’ dresses and tops must have a 2″ minimum strap on each shoulder. Shawls, boleros and other shrugs are acceptable if worn over the dress at all times. Cleavage covered.

Finlayson still argued that her dress, which was purchased in Paris, was modest in comparison to what other girls were wearing.

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What was the dress code for the “boys” blindfolds and mittens?

When I was young, the good Nuns and Brothers could chill the ardor of any boy with a mere glance. No codes required. 

“Leave room for the Holy Ghost!” was heard frequently.


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