VOCABULARY: “Tender Vittles Retirement Plan”

Thursday, June 22, 2017

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2017/06/investigator-who-exposed-madoff-fraud.html

MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017
Investigator Who Exposed Madoff Fraud Reports New Boston Transit Authority Fraud

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“Tender Vittles retirement plan,” meaning (sarcastically) that its participants would be eating cat food.

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So sad.

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POLITICAL: A “Mother’s Day” blog post remembered

Sunday, May 14, 2017

RANT: Mother’s Day; Mothers, globally, end all wars now

Sunday, May 8, 2011

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Not very nice. But then neither are all these Mothers’ sons and daughters dying for the whims of politicians and bureaucrats!

What better way to celebrate Mothers’ Day?

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Here’s a re-cycled post that STILL makes me crazy.

Why can’t we have peace?

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RANT: I spend 30 minutes … …

Thursday, May 11, 2017

… … connecting to TWC / SPECTRUM online. Fighting thru their authentication mechanism to watch Jeopardy away from “their network” and this is what I get.

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Argh!

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VOCABULARY: The word “internet”?

Monday, May 1, 2017

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/40650/40650-6263111592649592835

Joseph DePaola
Managing Partner & President: BizShifts (http://bizshifts-trends.com)

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Should the word ‘internet’ be spelled with– a small ‘i’ (internet) or a capital ‘I’ (Internet)…?Internet Exceptionalism or Not– internet (small ‘i’) vs. Internet (Capital ‘I’): To Capitalize or Not… Who Decides? 

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I just spell it “inet”. But then I spell “yesterday” as “yday”. Us fat old white guy injineers ain’t so good on spelling anyway.

Now when it comes to “intranet” (i.e., implying a bounded internet within an organization), unless it is air gapped with private address that are non-routable1, one must assume that they will “leak”. Hence, if you mean “intranet”, spell it out and footnote how you ensure it does NOT leak.

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The private address segments (10.0.0.0 – 10.255.255.255, 172.16.0.0 – 172.31.255.255, 192.168.0.0 – 192.168.255.255) are commonly referred to as “non-routable” addresses.

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RANT: How much is too much to write off?

Sunday, April 9, 2017

I have to laugh when I get checks or bills for less than a threshold amount.

Today I paid a bill for $2.84. I once received a check for $0.03!

Now considering that it probably cost them guesstimate 25¢ in supplies, 50¢ in postage, 50¢ in return labor, and who knows how much in setting the whole thing up.

I figure they lost money and so did I.

Because the Gooferment and Big Insurance is involved, there’s probably no way to automate the whole thing.

Argh!

So at what trivial amount do you write things off?

Argh!

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GOVERNACIDE: “Federal cyanide trap”?

Monday, March 20, 2017

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/03/17/federal-cyanide-trap-injures-eastern-idaho-boy-kills-dog.html

IDAHO
Federal cyanide trap injures eastern Idaho boy, kills dog
Published March 17, 2017  Associated Press

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POCATELLO, Idaho –  An eastern Idaho sheriff says he’s investigating after a cyanide trap placed by federal authorities to kill coyotes injured a 14-year-old boy and killed his dog.

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While there are a lot of questions still outstanding:

  • was it an accident
  • was the boy tresspassing on private land
  • was it posted
  • were there warning signs

The point remains!

Where in the Constitution does the Federal Gooferment have any authorization to kill anything outside of a declared war?

At best, coyotes are a state level problem. At worst, this is the Federal over-reach and even maybe </tin foil hat> an ‘experiment’ (Yeah, like you never heard of  the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male<tin foil hat/>.

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RANT: The IRS scam now on texts

Saturday, March 11, 2017

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WARNING:I.R.S is filing a lawsuit against you, for more information call on +1-2026979175 on urgent basis otherwise your arrest warrant will be forwarded to your local police department and your properties, social benefits and bank accounts will be frozen by the government.

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I blocked the phone number when I was called this morning. 

How do I block the text messages?

Argh!

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WARNING:I.R.S is filing a lawsuit against you, for more information call on +1-2026979175 on urgent basis otherwise your arrest warrant will be forwarded to your local police department and your properties, social benefits and bank accounts will be frozen by the government.


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