DOJ Declines to Prosecute James Comey for Leaking Classified Info

The watchdog office said Comey broke FBI rules by giving a memo containing unclassified information to his friend Daniel Richman with instructions to share the contents with a reporter. The office also said Comey failed to notify the FBI after he was fired that he had retained some of the memos in a safe at home. Comey wrote a series of memos about conversations with President Trump he said unnerved him. Comey has stated he wanted to make a record of the interactions because he was concerned President Trump might later lie about them.

Source: DOJ Declines to Prosecute James Comey for Leaking Classified Info

# – # – # – # – #

So no one in the “Deep State” gets prosecuted for anything ever!

Argh!

— 30 —

An army of hungry little sea urchins could save Hawaiian reefs

A diver holding urchins just 15 to 20 millimeters in width. The animals, native to Hawai’i, are known to eat at least five species of invasive algae. (Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources/) There are a lot of stories of introduced species gone wrong.

Source: An army of hungry little sea urchins could save Hawaiian reefs

*** begin quote ***

As humans continue to warm the planet, these foundational organisms will be lost to bleaching, in which warm temperatures lead corals to eject their zooxanthellae; the bleached corals are left vulnerable to disease and stress and sometimes die as a result.

*** end quote ***

Great article about a great piece of innovative work.

Well worth the read.

The writer unfortunately puts in the opinion that there is “global warming” and it’s caused by humans.

Both “facts” are arguable.

I would have rather seen the writer focus on how the reader could help.  For example, does the urchin deploying center take donations?  Is there a gofundme page to spin off a similar effort in a different country?  How can people support this effort?

But, everything has to have a political spin to it.

Sigh!

— 30 —

 

Ilhan Omar Denies Alleged Affair with Democrat Political Consultant

In a sit-down interview with WCCO, Omar denied Dr. Mynett’s explosive claims and refused to address any aspect of her personal life.

Source: Ilhan Omar Denies Alleged Affair with Democrat Political Consultant

# – # – # – # – #

No secret that I am not a fan of any politician, bureaucrat, or most “celebrities”.

But sorry, your “personal life” is not off-limits when you are holding a position of “public trust”.

“One man cannot do right in one department of life whilst he is occupied in doing wrong in any other department. Life is one indivisible whole” ― Mahatma Gandhi

So, let’s have the facts out on the table.

Seems like she’s immoral to her own claims.

Argh!

— 30 —

ADMINISTRIVIA: Google site specific search results may be unreliable

2019-Aug-27

On my Jasper Alumni newsletter blog, I try to always check my resources for Class Year before bothering my fellow alum Mike McEneney to look it up for me.  That’s why I really want a wiki.

So today I did a Google Search on “DeLorenzo” site:jasperjottings.com and it didn’t find anything.

Not unusual!

But I also did a search locally on my Marsedit blog posting tool and I was shocked to find a result!

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2012/jj2012W45.html#mozTocId724941

????

Right there. Obvious!!!

I am stunned!

The mighty Google may be wearing the Emperor’s new clothes.  Maybe its search results are more flawed than anyone realizes.

Speechless!

Say it ain’t so.

# – # – # – # – # 2019-Aug-27 @ 04:45

Public schools ‘rip off’ parents with monkey-making supplies scheme

One PS 333 employee blasted the arrangement as “kickbacks for crayons.”“They’re ripping parents off,” said the staffer who asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation.“Their prices are really inflated when compared with other retailers that carry the exact same products.”Over the summer, PS 333 emailed parents 11 reminders to buy from Yubbler, touting the “discounted prices” and extra funds for the school.

Source: Public schools ‘rip off’ parents with monkey-making supplies scheme

# – # – # – # – #

The Gooferment Skrules, just like any part of the Gooferment, is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy. And often stupid!

Argh!

Why do they even exist except as a “jobs program” and a political force for politicians?

Argh! Squared!

— 30 —

California Governor Blames Texas For California’s Policies That Caused The Homeless Crisis

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, California’s authoritarian governor, Gavin Newsom, blamed the state of Texas for California’s homeless crisis. Rather than put the blame directly on the policies California has instituted that stifle free enterprise and punish heavily those who produce, Newsom said it’s the fault of Texas.

Source: California Governor Blames Texas For California’s Policies That Caused The Homeless Crisis

*** begin quote ***

The sad truth is that socialism doesn’t work and it never has in all the times it’s been tried.  Humans are not meant to be slaves and eventually, they figure out that no one has a higher claim over their lives than they do.

*** end quote ***

“The answer certainly isn’t socialism. Middle-class voters currently presume that elites already control the government—so why would they want to give the bureaucracy any more power?” — RAHM EMANUEL was the 44th mayor of Chicago https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/05/middle-class-americans-are-sick-elite-privilege/589849/

# – # – # – # – #

What are the citizens of the USA thinking to even consider this self-destructive behavior?

— 30 —

Payback: Democrats rig Tulsi Gabbard right out of their next debate

It goes to show that the Democrats are still the same old Democrats, and up to their old rigging tricks, putting their thumbs down on the scale for the candidates they prefer. They’ve done it before, against Bernie Sanders, and now they are doing it again to avenge Harris.

Source: Payback: Democrats rig Tulsi Gabbard right out of their next debate

# – # – # – # – #

So there will be NO “peace candidate” in the 2020 D field.

So sad.

Just goes to show that the “anti-war” activists of the 60’s was astroturf!

Maybe I should be a Quaker?

— 30 —

Kids Keep Asking Mom For More Pocket-Money So She Creates Household Chore ‘Jobs’ And Makes Them Apply

Job postings. Application forms. In-house credit unions. No, these aren’t the hallmarks of an up-and-coming business or a job fair, but rather, a part of everyday life in one family home in The Great State of Georgia. Mother of three, Shaketha Marion McGregor wanted to teach her munchkins an important real-life lesson about earning money.

Source: Kids Keep Asking Mom For More Pocket-Money So She Creates Household Chore ‘Jobs’ And Makes Them Apply

# – # – # – # – #

This lady has a great idea.

— 30 —

Chromebooks Have an Expiration Date: Here’s How to Find Yours

Before you buy a Chromebook, be warned: Every Chrome OS laptop has an auto-update expiration date that starts 6.5 years after the first model unit is sold.

Source: Chromebooks Have an Expiration Date: Here’s How to Find Yours

# – # – # – # – #

This is “dirty pool” or planned obsolesce!

Each box should have an end of life disclosure on in.

Where’s the tech press and the regulators?

Caveat emptor!

— 30 —

Home | Daily Mail Online

The home is on the market for $14.85 million, and features a seven-bedroom, nine bathroom, 7000sqft main residence, as well as 29 beachfront acres, a pool, chef’s kitchen, outdoor fireplace, and two guest wings. Clearly enjoying life after the White House, the former President and First Lady rented out the home for the summer and loved it so much they made an offer, but they haven’t paid the full asking price. Grousbeck has had the property on the market for four years, first listing in 2015,  for $22.5 million.

Source: Home | Daily Mail Online

# – # – # – # – #

Not bad for a “poor” Chicago politician!

— 30 —

Zeppelins stopped flying after the Hindenburg disaster. Now scientists want to bring them back.

“People are afraid of this much more than they should be. In the 40 years before the Hindenburg, all airships basically were filled with hydrogen,” Prentice said. “Yes, there were accidents, and they burned when they had an accident, and they hit the ground, but so did airplanes.”

Source: Zeppelins stopped flying after the Hindenburg disaster. Now scientists want to bring them back.

# – # – # – # – #

Seems like an idea worth trying.

— 30 —

Scientists develop blood test that predicts whether you’ll die in next 10 years – Mirror Online

Dr Amanda Heslegrave, a researcher at the UK Dementia Research Institute, said: “Whilst this study shows that this type of profiling can be useful, they do point out importantly that it would need further work to develop a score at the individual level that would be useful in real life situations.

Source: Scientists develop blood test that predicts whether you’ll die in next 10 years – Mirror Online

# – # – # – # – #

So would you want to know?

I would and I bet the Life Insurance Industry would too.

— 30 —

Thieves steal flat screen TVs after Amazon delivery drivers left them outside an apartment | Daily Mail Online

Amazon has defended their selling practices by suggesting Abernathy, as a customer, could have done a number of things to keep his packages safe including scheduling the deliver of the expensive goods for a time when he would be home, or even have them dropped off at a different location.

Source: Thieves steal flat screen TVs after Amazon delivery drivers left them outside an apartment | Daily Mail Online

# – # – # – # – #

And how does one “schedule” an Amazon delivery?  There’s no option to do that.

And, even if there was, by my estimate, about 10% of the Amazon deliveries get delayed from the promised “next day delivery”.  Even had one that NEVER showed up.  Argh!

And, why are the “porch pirates” caught and punished?

— 30 —

Top 5 conspiracy theories about Jeffrey Epstein’s death | Sharyl Attkisson

  1. Powerful people arranged for Epstein to be murdered in his cell to prevent him from revealing blackmail information.
  2. Other inmates executed a plan to murder Epstein because he was accused of trafficking children for sex, and that’s unforgivable even among hardened criminals.
  3. The feds staged Epstein’s suicide and spirited him away for his own protection. He is actually in a secret witness protection program and will reappear later to testify against famous and powerful people.
  4. Powerful, corrupt people broke out Epstein. He has changed his identity and will never been seen in public again.
  5. The purported photo of Epstein being wheeled into the hospital is actually a photo of the deceased celebrity Anthony Bourdain.

Source: Top 5 conspiracy theories about Jeffrey Epstein’s death | Sharyl Attkisson

# – # – # – # – #

Anyone seems possible!

— 30 —

Wells Fargo Blindsides Customers By Charging Thousands In Overdraft Fees On ‘Closed’ Accounts | Zero Hedge

The paper used Xavier Einaudi, a small business owner who banked with Wells, as its primary example. A few months back, the bank informed Einaudi that it would be closing all 13 of the checking accounts he had with the bank related to his roofing company, CRV Construction. When asked why it was closing the accounts, it replied that the issue was “confidential”.

Source: Wells Fargo Blindsides Customers By Charging Thousands In Overdraft Fees On ‘Closed’ Accounts | Zero Hedge

# – # – # – # – #

Seems like this corporation needs to closed down!

— 30 —

Multiple Yankees ejected for freaking out on umpires again

Aaron Boone and Brett Gardner will have to watch another finish from the clubhouse.The second-year Yankees manager was the first ejected during the sixth inning of Saturday’s game against the

Source: Multiple Yankees ejected for freaking out on umpires again

# – # – # – # – #

Disgraceful.

George must be rolling over.

Sorry, but this is not what an “inspiring” organization permits.

imho

# – # – # – # – #

Greenland trying to cash in on Trump’s purchasing interest

While declaring that Greenland is not for sale, the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs took reports about President Trump’s interest in buying the world’s largest island as an opportunity to promote tourism.

Source: Greenland trying to cash in on Trump’s purchasing interest

# – # – # – # – #

Hey, we bought Louisiana and Alaska.

Might not be a bad idea.

Maybe we can swap the Pepuls Republik of Kaliforkneeah for it?

I don’t think DJT45 is crazy to float the idea

Stranger things have worked.

— 30 —

Gun Control Is Dead, And So Is The Debate | Connor Drigotas

We live in a post gun control world, and most of us don’t even know it. The current debate over gun control is simply a waste of time. The modern gun ownership landscape is misunderstood by the lawmakers, and by most of the media discussing it .

Source: Gun Control Is Dead, And So Is The Debate | Connor Drigotas

# – # – # – # – #

I think the author is correct.

“You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.” — apocryphal unsourced quote attributed to Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

So to, you can’t take the guns away from anyone who wants to keep them.

You’ll lose a lot of confiscators in the process, especially in the rural areas.  Maybe even in the cities, after all the armed drug gangs are arguably the finest light infantry guerrillas in the world. The police haven’t been able to disarm them yet; so what makes anyone think the can later.

Μολὼν λαβέ

— 30 —

The public schools are, first and foremost, a jobs program – DownsizeDC

*** begin quote ***

The public schools are, first and foremost, a jobs program. Schools not only employ teachers and janitors. They also employ an army of bureaucrats, a union apparatus, and a ton of vendors. There’s a great deal of money at stake.

It’s notable that the teachers union is the entity which so visibly put up the fight. Have you ever seen their contracts?

*** end quote ***

Source: – DownsizeDC

# – # – # – # – #

Time to draw a line and say “No more money down the rat hole!”!

— 30 —

Illegal Alien Convicted of Brutally Murdering 20-Year-Old Jared Vargas

In March 2017, the illegal alien was arrested for drunk driving and was eventually turned over to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. Though he was placed into deportation proceedings, an immigration judge allowed him to post bond, and he was released back into the interior of the country. In May 2018, a month before Vargas was murdered, Esquivel-Garcia was again put into ICE custody and local police custody but was able to post bond and be released back into the U.S. with only the promise that he would self-deport.

Source: Illegal Alien Convicted of Brutally Murdering 20-Year-Old Jared Vargas

# – # – # – # – #

Fire that immigration judge!

— 30 —

‘Keep the Hasidic Out’: A Small-Town Housing Showdown – DNyuz

School costs are one major concern, residents said at town meetings. While Hasidic Jews typically attend their own religious schools, local districts in New York have to pay for a percentage of their busing costs and special education services.

Source: ‘Keep the Hasidic Out’: A Small-Town Housing Showdown – DNyuz

# – # – # – # – #

Why is the Gooferment — at any level – Federal, State, County, City — involved in and paying for (any percentage) of “education”?

Seems simple.

Parents decided to have children, let them educate them.  No taxpayer funds required.

— 30 —

No more cardboard boxes? 3M invents an ingenious new way to ship products

To use the Flex & Seal, you just place your item on the sticky gray side of the material, fold over enough material to encapsulate your item, and press the adhesive sides together to seal it up like a calzone. The gray side of the packaging will stick to itself, and not the object you want to ship, and 3M says the seal is robust enough to stay in place during shipping—no tape required. After about 30 seconds, during which you can reposition the item if you didn’t seal it to your liking the first time, the adhesive gets so strong that you have to tear the plastic a bit if you want to pull it apart. That protects your package from tampering, while making sure it’s easy enough to tear open or cut with scissors on the other side.

Source: No more cardboard boxes? 3M invents an ingenious new way to ship products

# – # – # – # – #

What a great idea!

— 30 —

Dear Democrats – This Is What Happens When You Nationalize Healthcare

Day after day, hour after hour, Americans are spoon-fed some utopian vision of a future of Medicare-for-all (anyone really who can make it across the border) as the solution to all that ails the health system across all states. However, for anyone who has actually lived under nationalized healthcare, reality is far uglier.

Source: Dear Democrats – This Is What Happens When You Nationalize Healthcare

# – # – #

Why don’t we make the politicians and bureaucrats use Medicare or Medicaid instead of their current (platinum?) package paid for by the taxpayer?

I think we all know the answer for that one.  Sigh!

— 30 —

Living Concrete

Concrete is vital for protecting our coastlines – but it comes at a huge environmental cost. An Israeli startup has found a way to make concrete sea defences that get stronger over time, while encouraging life to thrive. This Green Tech is Bringing Life Back to the Sea Source: Bloomberg The post appeared first on The Big Picture .

Source: Living Concrete

# – # – # – # – #

Interesting concept.  Wonder how long it will take for it to become a “standard”?

— 30 —

Here’s What To Do If You Have An Apple Card And Lose Your iPhone

So, how do you pay your Apple Card bill if your iPhone is misplaced or stolen? You could always wait until you buy a new phone, or recover your old one, but a late payment would result in interest charges which, obviously, would not be ideal. Because Apple’s support website doesn’t say, BuzzFeed News posed the question to a customer service representative through Apple’s phone and text message support system (Apple Card is currently available to a limited number of people and members of the press).

Source: Here’s What To Do If You Have An Apple Card And Lose Your iPhone

# – # – # – # – #

Have to think very carefully about some of these flaws.

— 30 —

TINFOILHAT: Author wants to exhume Dorothy Kilgallen’s body for DNA evidence

Shaw contends, in court papers and his books, that Pataky was helping Kilgallen’s enemies,  including Mafia boss Carlos Marcello, who wanted the reporter dead to quash her ongoing investigation into the JFK assassination.

Source: Author wants to exhume Dorothy Kilgallen’s body for DNA evidence

# – # – # – # – #

I read his book and he makes a good case that she was unraveling the JFK assassination conspiracy.

She was not just a pretty face, but a hard-nosed investigative journalist.

And, the Deep State couldn’t take the risk she’d live up to her reputation!

— 30 —