Archive for February, 2008
Network admins are watching your network activity at work now more than ever according to a recent survey. They even check your blogs and MySpace posts!
I have a list of tips on staying private when you are heavily scrutinized by network monitors. Go to Geeks Are Sexy and check it out!
I still get loads of Comcast junkmail fliers sent to my home now that I have the great Verizon Fios service. But when I was a Comcast customer I got the fliers too. Its a good think I never bothered to ask them to stop sending it to me. The bastards would have charged me two bucks to make that change to my “service.”
I noticed a $1.99 “change of service” charge on my most recent Comcast bill. During an online chat, a Comcast rep explained the source of the fee:
“It looks like on 2/5/08 you contacted us and requested to have all direct mailers stopped on your account. There is a one time “Change of service” fee associated with making that change on the account.”
I had in fact called Comcast a few weeks earlier and asked them to stop sending me anything except a monthly bill. They were happy to do so, but had not told me that they would try and stick me for $2. They rep removed the fee from my bill.
Seriously, if there is a more evil corporation out there, someone please point them out.
When I first got Comcast, I remember that I was working the late shift and coming home at midnight. I would settle down for a beer and a sandwich and watch some TV. The local government wanted the cable companies to comply with FCC regulations regarding the Emergency Broadcast System, so instead of just trying it once to make sure it worked, Comcast did it every night at 1:30 AM. For a two week period, Comcast was broadcasting a test of their emergency broadcast system on all channels for 30 minutes straight. It infuriated me.
Sometime during the second week of this, I scoured the Comcast website for a number to someone- anyone- at the company and became even more enraged that they didn’t publish any phone numbers except for the main customer service line which was closed that time of night.
But I did find one number for someone in “marketing.” I called the poor women and left a voicemail with the filthiest tirade against her, Comcast, and her family that was ever recorded.
A clueless moonbat mom in Austin was profiled as an eco-warrior because she uses cloth diapers instead of disposable diapers. Because it won’t hurt the environment, despite the fact that she has to wash them twice, using electricity to run the washer and the drier.
From Keyetv.com here:
Cloth diapers may sound old school, but actually they’re making a comeback, especially here in Austin, where the green movement is going strong.
I have seen quite a few green movements too, if you know what I mean. That’s why I use disposable diapers.
Berdina Madden’s daughter wears cloth diapers, but when she first heard about them, she had her doubts. “In the old days, you have this image of women changing disgusting diapers and bleaching them,” she said.
Today, there’s no bleaching involved, cloth diapers can be cleaned in the washing machine. Madden likes the fact that she’s not putting disposable diapers in the landfill.
But what about the water used to wash the diapers? Cloth diapers require two washes: first a pre-wash in cold water and then a second wash in hot.
What also works for her is the gas she saves from not having to make frequent trips to the store for diapers.
Berdina must be the only woman who buys her diapers one at a time at the grocery store. Seriously, this is a stupid excuse. She has to go shopping anyways, so why not pick up diapers when she gets her tofu? And if she stays at home and has all her stuff delivered, she can order diapers too.
Disposable Diapers went from plastic to paper years ago at the insistence of moonbat environmentalists. They are made from renewable resources and they break down easily in the landfills. Even the UK government says that there is no difference between the environmental impact of cloth or disposable diapers today.
So if you eliminate all of the stupid excuses Berdina made for using cloth diapers, it really comes down to what is most important to all environmentalists: Their poop. Eco-warriors are obsessed with their own poop for some bizarre reason.
I have no problem with wanting to use cloth diapers. Just don’t tell me you are doing it for Mother Earth.
I don’t know of any other babies that have their own stuffed blue camel. Many thanks to BT in Saudi Arabia for her kindness for sending a cute stuffed blue camel for Cartney to add to his growing menagerie of stuffed critters.
BT has a fascinating blog called “Stilettos in the Sand” here where she writes about her experiences as a fashionable western woman living among the denizens of the giant sandbox known as Saudi Arabia, and the cultural shocks she faces on a regular basis. Check it out!
These guys simply ROCK. Here is one of their slower ballads from the album Libertad.
Stephen Hailes, 48, from Matson, Gloucester, UK, got jealous because his online honey, who was married, was flirting with other men online. He found this out by hacking into her Hotmail account. As revenge, he sends nude photos of her, which she had previously sent to him, to everyone on her contact list.
Now Stephen is facing jail time.
From SMH.com.au here:
A UK man is facing jail after he emailed pictures of his lover to everyone in her address book when he found out she was flirting with other men.
Stephen Hailes, 48, had been in an “internet romance” with Karen Parker, 36, after the pair met in a chat room last August. During the romance Parker, a married mother-of-two, sent a series of nude pictures of herself to Hailes, a former tree surgeon.
Hailes became angry after he hacked into Parker’s email account and discovered she was flirting with other men.
To get revenge he forwarded the lurid pictures to all the contacts in her email address book, a court heard. Hailes, who never met Parker in person, has pled guilty to sending indecent images by a public communication network.
Hailes said he only meant to send the photos to Parker’s husband and had accidentally clicked the wrong button.
See if you can count the ways these people FAIL in life, technology and common sense.
- Parker had an easily guessed password
- Hailes supposedly can’t operate email at all if he forwarded the email to everyone.
- Parker is married and flirting online
- Parker took photos of herself nude
- Parker put photos of herself on the internet.
- Hailes was shocked that a whore would do whorish things
- Hailes broke the law in a fit of jealousy.
Did I miss anything? This sounds similar to the case of a Missouri man in this post here.
I would usually post this on my main site since it is beverage related, but this is a Hampton Roads Native, so it belongs here. That, and I’m quite jealous of the fellow for winning the “Homer Simpson golden ticket,” so to speak.
Meet Matt Venzke. He is a true beer aficionado, and he proved it by beating out stiff competition to become the 2008 “Ultimate Beer Fiend.”
From the Daily Press here:
A York resident was named “Beerdrinker of the Year” by a Colorado-based brewery.
Wynkoop Brewing Co. named Matt Venzke the winner of its “12th Annual Search for America’s Ultimate Beer Fiend” last weekend in Denver. Venzke wins “free beer for life” at the brewery, a $250 beer tab at his favorite bar — the Taphouse in Hampton — and the opportunity to create a special beer with Wynkoop’s head brewer for next year’s event.
Three finalists, including two from Oregon and Texas, competed in the contest that included a question-and-answer session. Venzke told the judges his will includes instructions to have his body cremated and his ashes used in a beer to be served at his wake. Venzke was quoted as saying: “I’ve instructed my wife to tell people at the ceremony, ‘Matt is more a part of you than you think.’”
Venzke said his wife, Michelle — whom he met in a brew pub — “always gets stuck being the designated driver.”
The TapHouse in Hampton is relatively new. But it does have hundreds of different beers available. I’m definitely going next time I go to the Peninsula.
And Matt sounds like he has a wonderful, caring wife who takes her job as DD seriously.
The Chinese shipped poisoned dumplings to Japan and are now lying about it. This is the latest product safety snafu by a country that is desperately trying to polish up their image in time for the olympics. but no matter how hard they try, they can’t hide their hopelessly backwards culture.
From Reuters here:
Chinese-made dumplings which made 10 people sick in Japan were sabotaged, most probably in Japan, China’s security and quality watchdogs said on Thursday.
No one has died from the poisoned food but the case has prompted frenetic media coverage in Japan following a series of health scares over Chinese products ranging from pet food and toys to toothpaste.
“After comprehensive, careful investigation and tests, we believe there is little chance that methamidophos (a pesticide) was put into dumplings in China,” said Yu, deputy director of the ministry’s criminal investigation bureau.
Japanese police have said that it was highly unlikely that the sabotage happened in Japan, citing the fact that methamidophos was strictly banned there and the packages of some of the problematic dumplings remained intact.
I mentioned what a danger it was to eat Chinese dumplings in a post here. So I think the Chinese are lying.
This is one of my all-time favorite CAKE songs, which is a great cover of Gloria Gaynor’s disco-era hit of “I Will Survive. The video is amusing as well with lead singer John McCrea driving around San Francisco in a parking enforcement buggy dishing tickets to wedding guests. CAKE’s website is here. Click the video to enjoy.
When teachers aren’t busy plotting the rape of your child and swapping kid porn photos in the teachers’ lounge, they are coming up with insipid “zero tolerance” policies that highlight how educators are too stupid to make basic judgments. For instance, a kid who gets a 40-cent reduced lunch price because his family isn’t well off, forgot his lunch money. He took a lunch anyways because he was hungry and the school sent him to Juvenile Court because they had a “zero tolerance policy” regarding school lunch theft. Normal, rational people would have taken an IOU until the next day.
Sumner county spokesman Jeremy “the douche” Johnson.
From NewsChannel5 here:
Gallatin, TN- A Sumner County ninth grader is charged with theft and sent before a judge for taking a 40-cent lunch without paying.
Krista Goetleuck thinks her son’s school went way too far. She said her son is not a troublemaker, he was just hungry. She said one day during the last semester, she forgot to give him 40 cents for lunch.
John received a three-day in-school suspension and a court date.
Jeremy Johnson, Sumner County Schools spokesman, said the school has dealt with a lunch theft problem. Johnson said Goetleuck’s son was one of seven students caught stealing.
“We have a zero-tolerance policy, which means if the SRO’s see any theft or crime they are told to prosecute,” Johnson said.
Her son appeared in juvenile court Tuesday morning and settled his case. The theft charge will be wiped from his record as long as he goes to school and behaves for the next six months.
Wow, its too bad our educators can’t adopt a zero tolerance policy about keeping their genitals to themselves. Like the Gallatin High School teacher, Holly Hatcher who raped a 17-year-old student in her home?
Scary looking kid-raping Teacher scoffs at zero-tolerance policy against raping students.
Where was Jeremy Johnson’s zero-tolerance policy then?
Look what the old whore Julie Christie wore to the Oscars! An Orange ribbon signifying her undying support of the terrorists at Guantanamo Bay.
From the WaPo here:
Right near the collars of Best Actress nominee Julie Christie and two-time winner Paul Haggis — was an orange ribbon. A cheap, ugly, dear God we thought the age of lapel-activism (AIDS, peace, veterans, breasts) was over ribbon. Or an orange bracelet, a cheap, ugly, when will this rubber fetish quit livingstrong — bracelet. Inscribed with Torture + Silence = Complicity.
These represent the orange jumpsuits worn by Guantanamo prisoners, and call for the closing of the prison, and the cessation of a range of controversial U.S. behaviors.
At least the traitors make it easy to spot them.
I guess Al Gore should give back his Oscar, his Emmy and his Nobel Prize. Science has proven what I told you in this post here.
The true source of global warming.
From Dailytech here:
Twelve-month long drop in world temperatures wipes out a century of warming.
Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded. China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began. Record levels of Antarctic sea ice, record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile — the list goes on and on.
All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA’s GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously… enough to wipe out nearly all the warming recorded over the past 100 years. All in one year’s time. It’s the single fastest temperature change ever recorded, either up or down.
How much was the drop in temperature? Almost 2 degrees Fahrenheit. Already the True Believers of the Global Warming Myth are defending the temperature drop by saying, “we didn’t necessarily mean ‘warming.’ We were talking about ‘climate change.’”
Riiiiight. If you believe that, I have some carbon offsets to sell you.
This is a snappy tune and music video of the band running around freezing their tails off in New York City. Click to enjoy.
This is Jodi Church. She is a convicted child rapist and former teacher of special education, who, while busy raping one special needs child she was teaching, was crawling MySpace.Com enticing another student to come get some fine rapage too.
She was sentenced last week to seven years behind bars followed by lifetime supervision upon her release.
From Week.Com here:
A former special education teacher for Manual High School admits she had sex with a student and pleaded guilty to state charges today.
Jodi Church will serve four-and-a-half years behind bars, concurrent with a separate seven-year sentence for sexual solicitation over the Internet that she was sentenced last week in federal court.
She will spend her time at a Texas Federal prison and will remain under court supervision for life when she’s finished serving her prison sentence.
The MySpace crimes are mention at Week.com here:
Church was arrested and charged in a federal criminal complaint nearly one year ago, on March 8, 2007. On August 17, 2007, Church pled guilty to the offense. During an Internet chat with a minor on MySpace on December 9, 2006, Church attempted to solicit the minor for sexual activity. At the time, Church had been employed as a behavioral teacher at Peoria’s Manual High School for approximately four years. The investigation was conducted by law enforcement agencies participating in the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s CyberCrime Unit (CICU) based in Peoria with the cooperation of Peoria Public School District 150 and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. The CICU is a multi-agency group dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of computer crime.
I had to check the story to make sure they had the right century in the date, but its dated today. A witch and her husband were dragged from their home and strung up by a noose. They both managed to survive, but the woman, who was seven months pregnant at the time, delivered her baby while she struggled to free herself.
From News.com.Au here:
A PREGNANT woman in Papua New Guinea who was hung from a tree after being accused of sorcery gave birth to her baby while struggling to free herself.
Nolan Yekum and her husband Paul were dragged from their house and hung from a tree by fellow tribesmen who accused them of sorcery after the couple’s neighbour suddenly died.
The woman and her baby girl, her third child, were doing well in Mt Hagen Hospital after two weeks in hiding.
Her husband said men entered their house in the middle of the night with a rope and tied it round their necks, accusing them of sorcery over their neighbour’s death. They were dragged outside and hung from a tree.
“We managed to loosen the noose to get our feet on the ground … we were able to free ourselves.”
That sounds like a terrifying ordeal. Don’t they have cops in New Guinea? And who is foolish enough to believe in witches in this century, I mean, besides stupid goth kids? Besides, they didn’t even test to see if they were really witches first by seeing if they float.
This won Oscar for the best song in a Motion Picture in 2007. I watched the Oscars and jeered when they played Marketa offstage without letting her make comments. But the song is sweet and very memorable. Click to enjoy.
The United Nations takes in billions from fees and donations and they are supposed to help solve global issues. But they fail time and time again. This time they want to solve world hunger by forcing everyone to eat bugs and worms.
This is the type of food the UN thinks we should eat.
From Fox News here:
Crickets, caterpillars and grubs are high in protein and minerals and could be an important food source during droughts and other emergencies, according to scientists.
Three dozen scientists from 15 countries gathered in this northern Thailand city, home to several dozen restaurants serving insects and other bugs. Some of their proposals were more down to earth than others.
A Japanese scientist proposed bug farms on spacecraft to feed astronauts, noting that it would be more practical than raising cows or pigs.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization estimates 1,400 species of insects and worms are eaten in almost 90 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Researchers at the conference detailed how crickets and silk worms are eaten in Thailand, grubs and grasshoppers in Africa and ants in South America.
You know why they eat bugs? Because they are too freakin’ poor to buy a cheeseburger! Funny they don’t list any wealthy countries where people eat bugs, huh? The UN thinks that normal people are “biased” and won’t eat the disgusting critters and they whine and say:
The challenge, experts said, is organizing unregulated, small bug food operations in many countries so they can supplement the food that aid agencies provide. The infrastructure to raise, transport and market bugs is almost nonexistent in most countries.
Ya think?? Maybe I can apply to the UN to see if they will finance my RolyPoly ranch I keep under the plywood in my backyard.
The Mohammad cartoon controversy continues. This time the new government in Pakistan decreed that all of YouTube should be blocked because they are hosting the Danish Mohammad cartoons in videos on the site.
The person running the Autonomous System (AS) which is the main backbone router for the whole country, put in a new entry in its BGP matrix that made it, accidentally or on purpose, authoritative for YouTube.Com’s DNS IP range. This effectively decapitated the company for a few hours over the weekend.
I have more analysis and lots of links over at Geeks Are Sexy here.
Meet Lisa Schuchard. She likes to sit around with her dumbass boyfriend called “Blue” and get her kids stoned and laugh about it. Now when she is not fighting for custody of her two children who were taken away by the state, she smokes pounds of reefer and tries to pass her classes at beautician’s school.
From KETV here:
Police originally went to the home near 34th and Hamilton to check on the well being of two children in the home, Brianna, age 4 and Jakobe, age 2.
Police discovered drugs, and even a shotgun within reach of the children. After investigators removed the children from the home, the 4-year-old demonstrated how to smoke marijuana.
A shotgun was by the couch that the children were sitting on. Officers also found baggies, marijuana residue and a marijuana pipe on the coffee table.
Schuchard and her live-in boyfriend, Christopher “Blue” Gladden, both admitted to police they smoked marijuana on a daily basis. Schuchard will now face a hearing on her parental rights.
From Fox News here:
Police say the daughter told officers that Schuchard and her live-in boyfriend would offer her and her brother the marijuana, then laugh with friends when they smoked. The children have been placed in foster care.
Oh yeah, the stupid whore has a wonderful MySpace page here.