Friday, February 23, 2018

"NO SURRENDER - The Firearms Owners Protection Act"

"NO SURRENDER -- The Firearms Owners Protection Act"

"The straight skinny on the Firearms Owners’ Protection Act (FOPA) the law that saved gun rights""

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20110125/no-surrender

PBSO PLEA:DON’T BOTHER THE WRONG SCOT PETERSON

"PBSO PLEA:  DON’T BOTHER THE WRONG SCOT PETERSON"

"Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is pleading with the public to stay away from the wrong Scott Peterson’s home. Scot Peterson (note, one “t”, not two) is the BSO deputy"

gives street address for both people

http://bocanewsnow.com/2018/02/23/pbso-plea-dont-bother-the-wrong-scot-peterson/

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Video-"Inside The Safest School In America"

Video - "Inside The Safest School In America" - @NBCNews

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcpsnrxHdCc

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"Southwestern High School in Shelbyville, Ind., has been referred to as "the safest school in America"

" introduced under then-governor Mike Pence in 2013, the Indiana Secured School Grant Fund had a budget of $20 million"


https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/02/22/safest-school-america-indiana/362210002/
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"Secured School Safety Grant Program"

"Indiana Department of Homeland Security"

http://www.in.gov/dhs/securedschoolsafety.htm



Saturday, February 17, 2018

Video Sharing Platform - BitChute - SpkOut


"A peer to peer video sharing platform that puts respect for people and #freedomofexpression first"

"avoid censorship and demonetisation by established services like YouTube"

https://www.bitchute.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pg/P2PVideo/posts/?ref=page_internal 


@bitchute

Friday, February 16, 2018

Video-Archie Bunker-Editorial on Gun Control

Video - "Archie Bunker's Editorial on Gun Control"

QUOTE:
From the "All in the Family" Season 3 premiere,
entitled (appropriately) "Archie and the Editorial."
It aired over 40 years ago.
UNQUOTE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lDb0Dn8OXE&feature=youtu.be

Gov. Rick Scott: FBI Director Needs to Resign

"Gov. Rick Scott:   FBI Director Needs to Resign"

"“The FBI’s failure to take action against this killer is unacceptable"

https://www.flgov.com/2018/02/16/gov-rick-scott-fbi-director-needs-to-resign/

FBI Statement - Shooting in Parkland, Florida

"On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s Public Access Line (PAL) tipline"

FBI Statement on the Shooting in Parkland, Florida
February 16, 2018

https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-statement-on-the-shooting-in-parkland-florida


Thursday, February 15, 2018

ShotSpotter-Real-time Gunshot Detection & Alert System

"Real-time Gunshot Detection & Alert System"

"Making Cities & Campuses Safer"

Uses "gunfire specific acoustic-sensing" sensors & software to "notify law enforcement and first responders via a digital alert (in-car device or mobile app) of the precise location with a full set of contextual information about the incident"

http://www.shotspotter.com/

Whites NOT wanted - Dalhousie University

``William Watson: ‘Whites not wanted’ is what Dalhousie evidently considers ‘progressive’``

If it really wanted to be clear, the university could simply say 'no whites need apply' rather than asking for 'racially visible' candidates``

http://business.financialpost.com/opinion/william-watson-whites-not-wanted-is-what-dalhousie-evidently-considers-progressive

Video-FBI informed Sept 2017 re comment

Video by YouTube vlogger Ben Bennight - "BenTheBondsman"

He speaks re his efforts in Sept 2017 to inform FBI re comment "I'm going to be a professional school shooter" posted by someone using name "Nikolas Cruz"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzNwinmBawo

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Is N Korea is playing "Trojan Horse" with IOC & S Korea ?

Is it possible that North Korea is playing "Trojan Horse" with IOC & South Korea ?

Athletes & coaches are probably harmless.

However, others accompanying them as "minders" to prevent defections could be part of a clever plan.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Video-Barack And Michelle Obama's Official Portraits

"See Barack And Michelle Obama's Official Portraits Revealed At The National Portrait Gallery" in this brief  video by TIME.

These unusual portraits are said to be done in “social justice" painting style.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmG8F2cT9oM&feature=youtu.be




Thursday, February 8, 2018

Video-Nancy Pelosi-"Face Of The Future Of Our Country"

Article & video of  Nancy Pelosi while speaking re DACA paused to say "My Grandson's Birthday Wish Was To Have Brown Skin, Brown Eyes; "Face Of The Future Of Our Country"

Posted by:  RCP Video
RealClearPolitics (RCP)
7 February 2018

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/02/07/pelosi_my_grandsons_birthday_wish_was_to_have_brown_skin_the_face_of_the_future_of_our_country.html

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

article-"whites" will become a "minority" in USA in 2040s

Long article with charts estimating date in 2040s when "whites" will become a "minority" in USA.

Trump immigration plan could keep whites in U.S. majority for up to five more years
The Washington Post
by Jeff Stein and Andrew Van Dam
Posted: 6 February 2018

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/02/06/trump-immigration-plan-could-keep-whites-in-u-s-majority-for-up-to-five-more-years/?utm_term=.749a535d3567


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Pic & Article - ugly "Anti-Bird Spikes" on trees - England

This is NOT FAKE news - strange as it sounds - some people have put ugly "Anti-bird spikes" on the branches of trees !

The pic with the following article will shock many people ! 

However, if you look carefully, you will see that not all the branches are covered with the anti-bird spikes.  So perhaps birds can still sit on the other branches. 

Maybe the anti-bird spikes would be less ugly if the spikes were coloured green &/or brown to better blend in with the branches/leaves - sort of camouflage coloured.

Wealthy Bristol residents cause uproar by installing 'anti-bird spikes' to stop droppings hitting expensive cars
Trees rendered 'literally uninhabitable' say activists
Independent
by Sarah Ward, Esme Ashcroft
Posted: Tuesday 19 December 2017 09:49 GMT

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/bird-spikes-droppings-expensive-sports-cars-environmentalists-angered-rspb-clifton-down-bristol-a8117786.html

Bird spikes are also sold by several companies in USA & Canada- usually to be installed on buildings.

Bird Spikes & Bird Spike Accessories
Nixalite of America Inc
Pest Bird & Wildlife Control Products

https://www.nixalite.com/products/bird-spikes?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7d3s5J-t2AIVhbjACh0OOA6AEAAYAiAAEgJ_i_D_BwE
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Bird Spikes & Bird Spike Accessories
Home Depot - Canada

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/search.html?autoSuggest=bird%20spikes&q=bird%20spikes:relevance#!q=bird%20spikes:relevance
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Bird-B-Gone - USA
Professional Bird Control Products

https://www.birdbgone.com/products/bird-spikes.html

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Enjoyed watching "Tales of the Rat Fink" re Ed Roth

Enjoyed watching semi-animated doc "Tales of the Rat Fink"
@hollywoodsuite HS70s @Rogers CH 486

"cultural icon of the '60s, Ed Roth was a visionary master" creating "hotrods" & T-shirts etc

Narration by John Goodman, Ann-Margret, Dick & Tom Smothers etc

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0491698/

"The life and times of famed hot rod & custom car designer Ed "Big Daddy" Roth." 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Enjoyed Movie "Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage"

Really enjoying watching 2008 movie "Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage" on ShowCase.
starring Peter O'Toole, Jared Padalecki, Marcia Gay Harden
I always liked Thomas Kinkade's paintings.
Also Peter O'Toole is always wonderful.

website re the movie
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0999872/

Official website re Thomas Kinkade's Paintings:
https://thomaskinkade.com/

http://www.showcase.ca/

@showcasedotca 
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I really liked JaredPadalecki & look forward to seeing more of the movies he has made.

IMDB webpage re JaredPadalecki
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0655585/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Padalecki

@jarpad

https://www.facebook.com/JaredPadalecki/

Saturday, December 9, 2017

FREE Preview-Hollywood Suite movies-until 5 Jan 2018

I am enjoying FREE Preview on Rogers cable tv - until 5 Jan 2018 - of  Hollywood Suite movies

4 channels of of uncut and commercial-free movies from 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s

This FREE Preview is also available on Bell/Aliant cable/Fibe tv as well as many other tv providers.

You can see list of tv providers & channel numbers at the following webpage:


https://hollywoodsuite.ca/freepreview/

https://hollywoodsuite.ca/

@hollywoodsuite 



Thursday, November 16, 2017

Video-Humanoid Robot does amazing Jumps & Backflips

Video - Humanoid Robot does amazing Jumps & Backflips

Even the best gymnasts sometimes miss out on having successful landings, so it's not really surprising that after performing backflips with ease, the robot messes up a landing.


QUOTE:
be sure to watch to the end of the video. It seems that even robots need practice, as one of its attempts at a backflip saw it completely scuff the landing and go barreling into the box it jumped from.
UNQUOTE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRj34o4hN4I&feature=youtu.be

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot can now do unbelievably good backflips
Quartz Media
Mike Murphy
16 Nov 2017

https://qz.com/1131930/softbanks-boston-dynamics-has-an-atlas-robot-that-can-now-do-unbelievably-good-backflips/

website for Boston Dynamics - they have created many different robots

https://www.bostondynamics.com/robots

" Boston Dynamics builds advanced robots with remarkable behavior: mobility, agility, dexterity and speed."

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Video-"IT"S OKAY TO BE WHITE" poster campaign

Here is link to video created by MR OBVIOUS re the "IT'S OKAY TO BE WHITE" poster campaign.

Personally, I prefer "OK" rather than "OKAY" - not used to seeing it written as "OKAY".

However, it is important that ALL participants use the EXACT SAME text - no more - no less - on posters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVFvkqM4Zdo

Twitter:       @MrObviousTalks


 





Tuesday, October 3, 2017

New Security protocol - Wynn Resort/Casino - Las Vegas

New Security protocol

Guests Scanned at the Wynn in Glimpse of Las Vegas’s Future

by Christopher Palmeri
Bloomberg
Posted:    October 2, 2017, 9:30 PM GMT-2:30
Updated: October 3, 2017, 9:31 AM GMT-2:30

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-03/guests-inspected-at-the-wynn-in-glimpse-of-las-vegas-s-future

QUOTE:
At entrances to the Wynn resort in Las Vegas on Monday afternoon, guards scanned visitors with metal-detector wands and inspected their bags, creating a 10-minute wait to get inside.
UNQUOTE:

QUOTE:
The future of live events will likely include anti-sniper teams, metal detectors and better separation of audiences so they can be evacuated quickly and first responders can get in, said Ed Davis, Boston’s police commissioner from 2006 to 2013 and now a security consultant.
UNQUOTE:

Website for Wynn Resort/Casino

http://www.wynnlasvegas.com/

Video-Wade Haselden-Mandalay Bay-in room below shooter alerted police

Wade Haselden at Mandalay Bay hotel in room below shooter alerted Las Vegas police.


Article & Video of interview by Erin Edwards - WMBF news - at the following website:

South Carolina man staying at Mandalay Bay describes horrific attack
Posted:    Oct 02, 2017   3:58 PM NST
Updated: Oct 03, 2017 12:10 AM NST
By WMBF News Staff

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/36501951/south-carolina-man-staying-at-mandalay-bay-describes-horrific-attack

 Erin Edwards - BIO webpage at WMBF News

http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/35004177/erin-edwards

Facebook webpage for Erin Edwards
 
https://www.facebook.com/ErinEdwardsWMBF/


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Wonderful Children's show "Splash and Bubbles" on PBS

This morning, I  watched a wonderful TV show for children on PBS called "Splash and Bubbles" re marine creatures who live in Reeftown.  Adults can also enjoy it and learn re marine biology and oceanography.

This is the first time that I happened to see it.  I thought I'd tell you about it in case it is new to you as well. 
http://pbskids.org/splashandbubbles
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The is a very long list of reef characters at the wikipedia website:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splash_and_Bubbles
QUOTE:
an American computer-animated children's television series created by John Tartaglia. The series debuted on PBS Kids on November 23, 2016.  The series is produced using motion capture that blends with animatronic interfaces which enables the crew to make animation.
UNQUOTE:


QUOTE:
Splash
and Bubbles follows a yellowback fusilier (though at times he and the narrator claim that he is a yellowtail fusilier), Splash, who settles in Reeftown after looking all over the ocean. He then befriends Bubbles, a mandarin dragonet, and the duo, along with friends Dunk and Ripple, explore the reef to venture and make new friends. Each episode also includes a documentary segment, Get Your Feet Wet, which features kids asking questions that are occasionally followed up by a musical number.
UNQUOTE:


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https://www.henson.com/splash-and-bubbles.php

QUOTE:
Splash, Bubbles and their best friends Dunk and Ripple go on epic adventures, discovering marine biology and oceanography as they meet all kinds of “citizens of the sea.” With lots of play, comedy and music, these Reeftown Rangers explore the one big ocean we all share.
UNQUOTE: 

https://www.henson.com/press-releases/2017/press-release-2017-03-28.php
 I have only quoted part of an interesting Press Release
 QUOTE:     ( NOTE:  I did the bolding )
Created by John Tartaglia (Imaginocean, Johnny and the Sprites), Splash and Bubbles (80 x 11’) premiered in fall 2016 on PBS KIDS®, and encourage kids ages 4–7 to explore the diversity and spectacle of our natural undersea world. Through humorous characters and fun-filled storylines, supported by lively music with a Motown flair, children everywhere will want to learn more about our ocean and the diverse life teeming within it.

Developed with an advisory panel of top marine biologists, digital media innovators and preschool educators, Splash and Bubbles is produced using the Emmy Award-winning Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, a proprietary technology from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™ that allows puppeteers to perform digitally-animated characters in real-time, enabling the animation to be more lifelike and spontaneous, resulting in a unique and fresh look that is unlike traditional CG.

Splash and Bubbles is produced by The Jim Henson Company (Dinosaur Train, Sid The Science Kid, Doozers) and Herschend Studios, the media arm of Herschend Enterprises (Dollywood, Harlem Globetrotters). Herschend Enterprises will support the series with broad-reaching location-based entertainment including a 4-D film with SimEx Iwerks Entertainment, live-shows and experiential attractions at theme parks, aquariums and other venues.

The series is funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
UNQUOTE:

Friday, July 21, 2017

Enjoying Learning German-FREE-at duolingo.com

I registered for  GERM 1000 - Elementary German I  - for this coming Fall term 2017-2018 at MUN (Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador) in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

I thought I'd learn a little German this summer so I went surfing on the Internet.

I am very happy that I found the duolingo.com website.
I use Norton anti-virus and Norton says it is a "Safe website".
It is FREE and I can confirm that it is a FUN way to spend some time each day.

You select how many minutes a day, you want to spend on your course.
I chose 15 minutes a day. You do not even have to do the full 15 minutes all at once. 
You can even do a few mins any time you want during the 24 hr day and continue later in the day, when you next want to spend some time on your language learning.
You will see an arc that shows how much of your goal you have achieved as you continue.
The idea is to learn a little new info and review what you have already learned each day faithfully to keep building what you know.
To keep you on track, you will get a reminder by email sometime during the day if you have not done your studying yet for that day.

There is a long list of  "Language Courses for English Speakers" at the following website:

https://www.duolingo.com/courses

QUOTE:
Personalized education
Everyone learns in different ways. For the first time in history, we can analyze how millions of people learn at once to create the most effective educational system possible and tailor it to each student.

Our ultimate goal is to give everyone access to a private tutor experience through technology.


Making learning fun.

It's hard to stay motivated when learning online, so we made Duolingo so fun that people would prefer picking up new skills over playing a game.

Universally accessible.


There are over 1.2 billion people learning a language and the majority are doing so to gain access to better opportunities. Unfortunately, learning a language is expensive and inaccessible to most.

We created Duolingo so that everyone could have a chance. Free language education – no hidden fees, no premium content, just free.

Duolingo is used by the richest man in the world and many Hollywood stars, and at the same time by public schools students in developing countries. We believe true equality is when spending more can't buy you a better education.
UNQUOTE:

I also really enjoy practicing with "Flash Cards" at the following website:
https://tinycards.duolingo.com/

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It is nice that you can click to hear pronunciation on both the duolingo and tinycard websites.  I often click several times before I am content that I understand the speech & I try to imitate it.

Also sometimes you have a choice of clicking to hear the sound at normal speed or you can click a turtle-like symbol to hear it at much slower speed.  I often click the slow speed several times before I can focus on the normal speed of speech.

Friday, June 30, 2017

CIA said no evidence of a SARIN attack by Syria


Read Pulitzer prize winning Seymour Hersh's article on the German newsite Welt re CIA said no evidence of  a SARIN attack by Syria

Trump‘s Red Line
by Von Seymour M. Hersh
Published: 25 June 2017

https://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/article165905578/Trump-s-Red-Line.html

Watch powerful NRA video-The Clenched Fist of Truth

I am sure many people will remember when Charlton Heston was head of NRA and raised his rifle in the air & defiantly said, ``from my cold dead hands !``

Charlton Heston "My Cold DEAD Hands" NRA Speech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOJQFNOQqCY

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Watch Dana Loesch's powerful NRA public service 1 min TV spot, The Clenched Fist of Truth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOfLjGg5gP0

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Ocean's Garden-Children's book-whales,Giant Squid

I love the delightful children's book, The Ocean's Garden, written and illustrated, by Newfoundland author, Daniel Porter.

Children, ages 7-9 yrs old, can enjoy a good adventure story about 3 whales (Narwhal, Humpback & Beluga), a hermit crab & a giant squid and learn about the sea and its creatures.

The following is a review from the newspaper, The Evening Telegram:
"The Ocean's Garden is more than just a good read. Kids who read the book will learn about whales and the environment in which they live. They'll also find out how much nicer the world can be when there's co-operation and understanding and mutual respect. Plus, they'll learn just how effective laughter can be as a tool against unpleasantries. The story of the whales is essentially the story about family interaction."

This wonderful book can be purchased world-wide from the following website:

http://www.tidespoint.com/books/dporter.shtml




Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tip-Enjoy fresh cut flowers for weeks

Only put about 2 inches of water in your vase.
Then you can enjoy bouquets of fresh cut flowers for weeks.

That's enough water for the stems to drink.
People often fill their vases to within a few inches of the top.
Stems are not meant to be submerged.

I trim the stems at an angle every 2 or 3 days and change the water then.
As the stems get shorter, I move the flowers to another vase.
All my vases are clear plastic or clear glass so I can see the water level.
If your choice of flowers is more thirsty than mine -  just top-up the water level to about 2 inches as needed inbetween the days that you trim the stems and give vase all fresh water.

I hope you get as much enjoyment out of your flowers as I do.



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Read "I Dated Monica Lewinsky" by Jake Tapper-1998

Today I read the 1998 article "I Dated Monica Lewinsky" by Jake Tapper for the very first time.


I am glad to have read it and I recommend that other people also read it.  There has got to be lots of people - like me - who did not know this article existed.


I Dated Monica Lewinsky
Behind the tawdriest of headlines, there's a woman
I wouldn't mind bringing home to mom.
Washington City Paper
by Jake Tapper
30 January 1998


https://web.archive.org/web/20151211015947/http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/14334/i-dated-monica-Lewinsky