Trump the Pussy Goes After Teenager Cat Site


Fuck Donald Trump. His lawyers have given the cease and desist to a teenager who made a website where you can use cat paws to scratch donald’s face.

We’ve mentioned how he already owns most negative domains with his name.

This fake president has taken more vacations in 3 months than Obama took in 3 years. This fake president has stolen more money from the american taxpayers than any liberal has taken in 30 years.

This fake president is a psychopathic liar.

 

Trump’s Deflection Shows More Weakness


This is a sad, flailing man. Even his supporters have taken to full flights of fantasy to justify his actions. If you aren’t on his payroll you see the man is a total buffoon.

His latest mouth poop claims that then-president Obama wire-tapped the poor donny in one of his trump towers.

I think Obama could sue him for libel but won’t. Get in line if you are suing Donald Trump, right?

Vegas has decided he won’t make it past his first year as President. Just too crazy to maintain. SOOOO many lies.

Hard to keep track. Hard to swat all the racist doucebags online. Hard to make sense of reality in TRUMPland™.

I wonder if I’ll qualify for TRUMPCare™


Part Time Attack Vector

The folks most offended by gangstas got taken by the most obvious one walking.

Part-time worker?

Hourly?

Seasonal?

Less than 100% healthy, aka having pre-existing conditions?

Don the Drumpf is about to make things even more difficult for you.

2017 could be the last year you get health coverage w/o major hitches. If you even get offered a plan in the Trumptastic™ future it will be in a high-risk group, the republican plan for grouping all of the people with medical conditions and earning issues into one expensive group of undesirables.

Divide and ignore.

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The GOP claim they can spend a couple billion to cover all of those high-risk people. Of course their math is a joke. It would take much more than that to cover all americans with existing health problems.


Our whole society drives us to be so unhealthy, of course we can’t use spare money to reverse that trend.

Drumpf wants to ultimately go back to corporate-provided plans, which were not only expensive for the companies, they often gave less than great coverage and could deny all sorts of people for various reasons —- mainly those that didn’t have a corporate job.

The great masses of americans don’t have corporate jobs, may never have one, or can’t keep them for more than a few months at a time. Life is about to get harder for them – for US.

The great Drumpf swindle.  Give him a chance?


We all know healthcare has been a ridiculous swindle in the USA for decades. Even after Obamacare v1, with it’s sky-high deductibles and minor price reduction overall, you can expect to wait, pay, and generally dislike and dispute your care if you go through the mainstream system.

My family has been using a combination of good luck, over the counter meds, free clinics, and family/friend freebies to ward of health problems for over a decade now. Finally my state expanded Medicare and put us all on it in anticipation of coming Trump™Destruction.

By the time we sort through the bullshit he’ll have robbed this nation blind.

Like no other. Don’s one of a kind, that’s for sure.


Please remember that Obamacare was based on RomneyCare,  a more successful version ran in Massachusetts by a bi-partisan state. Proper government provided health care is not only possible, it’s being done in countries around the world.

I voted for ACA knowing version 1 would suck, and it did in many ways. The website kept crashing and the end result was high deductibles with little tangible choice and nothing radically new about coverage. But the fundamentals of forcing coverage of everyone was there. The mechanism for giving choices and credits to pay for them actually worked.

The ability for future congresses and presidents to refine it was there.

I figured it would take them 2-3 major revisions before it started pleasing most people. But Trump the Psychopath throws it all into question.

President of Fuck U. He graduated his 3rd wife 3 times!

Junie Morrison Genius Appreciation Post

Rest In Peace Young Man, only 62, and gone already.

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Walter “Junie” Morrison

7 months after losing Bernie Worrell. Then there’s Bowie. Prince. Wow what a run of bad news for music lovers worldwide.

I have been one of Junie’s biggest fans since the day I was born. I was coming into the world as he was leaving the Ohio Players and his music is part of the soundtrack of my life.

All kinds of genius and inspiration coming out of this man.

I can’t summarize my feelings at this point so I’ll let others go through their own rediscovery of him for your benefit:

OHIO PLAYERS KEYBOARDIST WALTER ‘JUNIE’ MORRISON DEAD AT 62

Solange Pays Tribute to Junie Morrison: “He Was the ‘Super Spirit’ Indeed”

Ohio Players and P-Funk legend Walter ‘Junie’ Morrison dies aged 62. The multi-talented musician was the driving force behind some of the biggest hits of 70s funk – and an inspiration to scores of hip-hop artists

R.I.P. Walter “Junie” Morrison

Junie Morrison, Parliament-Funkadelic and Ohio Players Member, Dead at 62


Go buy some Junie Morrison music now. Stream some of his greatest jams. Celebrate one of our finest funk musicians. Look below for our exclusive Junie Playlist.

(Not Just) Knee Deep • One Nation Under A Groove • Why • Funky Worm • Super Spirit • Suzie Thundertussy • Bread Alone • Paint Me • Because I Do ••• the list will go on forever, so many amazing tracks.


This Youtube playlist is so stocked full of Junie goodness it’s just amazing!

Praise Walter Junie Morrison, you will be missed.

I’m so sad I was never able to meet you. You are a constant inspiration to me.

 

Is Trump Psycho, Or Is His Narcissism Too Mean To Be Crazy?


Trump’s mental health?  Does it affect the safety and sanity of our nation?

We know he’s a serial liar. We know he is perhaps the most narcissistic person on the earth. What we are trying to figure out now is WHY he is like this, and what to do about it.

“He can, and should, be appropriately denounced for his ignorance, incompetence, impulsivity and pursuit of dictatorial powers.” — Dr. Allen Frances, defending Trump against claims of mental illness

Thousands of health professionals are violating a 45-year old edict and going on record about Trump’s mental state, even without doing a one on one consultation with him. They are pegging him with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, amongst other things.

The New York Times even published a letter signed by 35 psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers accusing the president of “grave emotional instability” that makes him “incapable of serving safely as president.” Though it is considered a breach of ethics to evaluate or diagnose public figures, they wrote, “We fear that too much is at stake to be silent any longer.”

But the guy who wrote the NPD specifications says not so fast.  Trump’s not mentally ill, for that would be insulting to the mentally ill, many of whom are polite, helpful, and loving!

Trump’s simply too mean and planning to be mentally ill. Instead of that, the doctor defending his mental health says this:

“He can, and should, be appropriately denounced for his ignorance, incompetence, impulsivity and pursuit of dictatorial powers.” — Dr. Allen Frances, defending Trump against claims of mental illness

President Trump is a ‘world class narcissist,’ but he’s not mentally ill, says the psychiatrist who helped define narcissism

Don’t Insult the Mentally Ill

Mental Health Professionals Declare Trump is Mentally Ill And Must Be Removed

A Medical Theory for Donald Trump’s Bizarre Behavior


I feel like I have enough images alone to tell you this man is crazy. I have a hard time listening to him speak.




Who can forget that he uses a fake name to call reporters and brag about his dating skills.

Derps Crack In The Face Of Nonsense

Derp. FoxNews having to report on the Trump administration’s war on logic, and the press that attempts to determine it.

I expect you won’t see that dude on Fox for very much longer. I bet they are hiring his replacement right now.

Crazy times, folks. Educate yourself and protect your family from the trumpiness of what the insane 27% of voters have done to us.

 

Trump Verses Nordstroms


In yet another example of why this maniac should not be in the oval office – the president of the united states just attacked a major US retailer for not carrying his daughters purses and shoes.

The retailer shuffles brands in and out all the time based on sales performance. Guess what? Trump isn’t selling so well anymore. It actually never did sell well.

So Nordstrom drops the brand, and the White House Communications Director goes on TV and tells america that they are very good shoes and purses, and that all americans should go out and buy some.

Uh oh. Just like Trump’s surreal steak and wine and water press conference during the campaign, the Trump family can’t stop pushing their made in China crap to american’s trying to make America great again.

Profit before Country. #GrabYourWallet is right. This family will slap their name on anything and charge you triple for it.

This time Conway might have broken the law that says you can’t use the White House to sell your personal products and services. I can’t believe they made it 2 weeks!

Then our idiot president tweets shade at Nordstrom’s!   #Sad

This is amazing. Whoever stops this man is an american hero.

Dumb vs Smart


It seems in many ways dumb devices are better than smart devices:

Why? Security, privacy, and quality.

Anything with a network connection can be hacked: smart TV’s, cars, streaming boxes, appliances, routers and every other smart device, or IoT device, have all been hacked.

Anything that gets a software update can get hacked. That’s called a backdoor.

Then there’s the fact that most smart devices track how you use them, and many of them upload and sell that information to 3rd parties. There is money to be made in tracking the habits of their users, and companies exist to make money.


Think about it. Look around your life. Think about what you need to do, and if that needs to be trackable, hackable, and exploitable.

Things we used to do without smart technology:

  1. Drive somewhere
  2. Watch TV or Listen to music
  3. Read a book
  4. Play a game
  5. Talk to a friend
  6. Research something

1. Insert needle into groove. 2. Enjoy!


Nowadays, most people use connected devices to accomplish these tasks. The underbelly of the convenience they promise is the tracking and exploitation these devices offer their manufacturers.

Is the world better after knowing everything you’ve watched, listened to, read, googled, browsed, and seen?  I’d argue no.

The only thing improved is the bottom line of the company selling this data, and their ability to get the device to keep you using it longer than you would have naturally.

I always feel like somebody’s watching me!

The lack of security and privacy in their software is covered up with perpetual updates.

Overall, the whole situation doesn’t feel very smart to me.

FuckTrump.com owned by Donald Trump


Donald owns hundreds of anti-Trump domains.

He’s used to being hated.

He’s used to buying his way to popularity.

He’s used to controlling the narrative. So a couple years back he decided to buy up most of the anti-Trump domain possibilities.


But there’s still a few he still doesn’t own. like

CreepyRapistMillionaire.com

or

WreckingAmericaFromInside.com

or

ShortFingeredVulgarian.com

or even

DisgustingHumanBeingConningStupidAmericans.com

I love Mexicans!

What Trump Represents

Donald Trump represents the dark side of human nature: ugliness, ignorance and fear.

I cannot support that in any way.

There is no give him a chance.



He’s a horrible person that has built an empire of evil. Our snickering at the stupid Republicans and now this. No snickering anymore, it’s really happening.

No thanks. It’s everyone for themselves right now.


Movie Lovers Coalesce The Vapors Around Streaming

It’s not just music lovers realizing that streaming has a long way to go to match physical media.

Film lovers see the same issues:  degraded quality, no extras, no ownership, unknown/ temporary access.

We give up a lot for the convenience of streaming.  #SaveTheAudio ?  #SaveTheVideo


The Problem With Experts Indeed

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Interesting take over on RealHDAudio taking shots at a music producer.

I read and replied to his post but it’s not publishing over there, so here is:


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Timing, timbre, and room sound.
Timing, timbre, and room sound.
Timing, timbre, and room sound.

These are things that you can’t scope or measure or chart. These are the basic building blocks of music.

This is why record producers, mastering engineers, and artists with a good ear are the experts here.

They are the only ones who understand mixed music. Not test tones. Not frequencies alone and isolated. Every bit of music is a complex stew of multiple tones, some heard, some hinted, some masked, some over/under ringing.

If the people in the studio that did the session say the 16/44 version sounds the best, then it does. If they prefer the 24/88 or 24/192 versions, they are the best. Creators privilege. Only they heard it as it was being made, aka what it originally came from. (They can all be different mixes of the song too, they don’t have to tell us that.)

The rest of us just take it for granted and enjoy it. Unless you are making the mix, or making the original sound being mixed, you are a secondary expert.

Mixed music is a tremendously complex collection of tones, all affecting each other, all containing critical timing, timbre, and layers upon layers of complex sound.

That’s why it’s so powerful. The power of music is ignored in these scientific discussions. If the 16/44 version moves you emotionally, that’s good. If the 24bit version does it more so, it’s a better version. Whichever packs the most in it is the best.


Even for sparse music, acoustic music, whatever…. more data = more sound = more vibration = more enjoyment. It’s simple.

I do think there’s a limit though. I hear some advantage at 24/192 on very good rigs but it does not make 24/88 or 24/92 sound degraded.

The pointless 16/44 is the degradation that we need to remove.


 

Too many people these days try to hear with their eyes and understand with their computer screens.

 

Which is music?

This:

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Strawberry Fields Forever, by The Beatles

 

or the audio track in this?

 

Election Post Partum

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Hillary is a good person but usually a stupid politician. She didn’t run a great campaign. but she was status quo and status quo ain’t great.

Trucker Hat + Business Suit > Pants Suit


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Don John Trump is a con of the highest order, raised by one of the dirtiest ‘business’ families this country has ever known.

Some people are called criminal masterminds, others are called successful businessmen, and the Trump family is both.

Research his father Freddy and their tactics to get huge contracts in the 60’s and 70’s:

  • Racist housing projects.
  • Hired actors to criss cross the country selling racial discord at city council planning sessions.
  • Exploiting veterans and minorities.
  • Illegal lobbying.
  • Hyperbolic Marketing.
  • Bold Lying.
  • Branding.
  • Multiple companies all run by same people, aka double dealing.
  • All for the holy dollar — sound familiar?

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His son Donny has been america’s richest slimeball for decades.

The Obama backlash is strong, as expected. The whitelash. They got their american Hitler-lover wrapped in gold and the flag, ready to sell you anything and everything.
Our first fascist dictator is a salesman, big surprise. That is if he ever makes it to power.
I have my suspicions this criminal enterprise is yet to be exposed.

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Mothership Long Term Parking

Europa

New imaging of Europa’s surface

Oh Jupiter, do you hold the secrets of the solar system?

Do the little green men reside there?


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How do you know we are Martian?


Many people point to Jupiter’s moon Europa as being the logical place to find life other than us. The crust appears to be frozen water and a vast liquid ocean might be underneath. So vast it contains many times more water than earth!


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2061Jupiter is also large enough to generate heat in it’s rotating moons (I don’t really understand how but I read that far!)

So with water and heat perhaps come life as small as microbes or as large as fish, say our smartest scientists and theorists.

Well according to Arthur C. Clarke, much larger than fish, perhaps tree-sized jellyfish! Way bigger than whales, perhaps bigger than any single item on earth, with consciousness we may or may not understand.

That’s cool stuff. Hope they like us.

Hope we don’t kill them.

I’ve recently favored a different moon of Jupiter for the perfect mothership parking lot – Io.

We really don’t know what’s behind the crust while it should contain all of the other advantages of Europa. Maybe it’s not fish underneath there, maybe it’s spaceship parking.

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Io is perfectly designed for this task with it’s metallic crust that we can’t see or otherwise detect past. It basically has a shield for a crust. A shield that stops all of our current detection and scanning techniques.

Bonus the convenient naming Io to help keep it out of our conciousness. Computers have trouble indexing something named Io. Go ahead, have fun searching for Io info.


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What’s inside Io?

Why The Clinton’s Were Trumped

The Double Down lie. Triple down. Whatever is next. Keep lying and change the subject.

Enough lies to drown any single truth.

Project exactly what you are doing (and want to hide) onto your competitor. Blame them outright and aggressively. Claim you have evidence of their guilt.


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Trump shouted repeatedly that Clinton was all ‘pay to play’. Yet Trump is going to rip off every cent he can from this country every step of the way.  He’s going to wine and dine everyone at Trump properties with Trump crap and Trump golf. He will overcharge for everything. The oval office will be pay to play, the military, trade, all of it, will be done to enrich the Trump family. Sickening.

He already is the only person to ever profit from running for president. He actually profited tens of millions of dollars from the taxpayers and his donors.  So-called smart Trump supporters don’t even know this, or at least are in denial.


The scam: Host most campaign events and offices at your own property and charge the campaign highly inflated rates.

The scam: Host most campaign events and offices at your own properties and charge the campaign and the press highly inflated rates. Repeat this for airfare on your private jet and apply the scam across your entire campaign, including the secret service.  Trump ripped us off to the tune of millions, in plain site, because he lies so frequently.

There are already reports of him mixing his business dealings with the presidency:

  • A report from South America that he used his new title to ask a president there to clear up  permit issues for his new resort.
  • A report from Washington that he has already hosted 100’s of diplomats to his new Washington hotel to drink Trump wine watch Trump infomercials and prepare for this new world of bling and lying for fun.
  • Another report that his daughter Ivanka tied in a home shopping channel promotion of her self-branded crazy expensive bracelet she wore for her father’s first ABC interview.

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Every major presidential candidate is billed for Secret Service protection in the form of hotels and airfare. The campaign splits the cost with the taxpayers after the SS book their own logistics. But Trump put them up in his properties and flew them on his planes and charged inflated rates (sometimes as much as 4x normal). The end result? His donors and the taxpayers paid him tens of millions of dollars for services rendered worth far less.

This Trump takeover is the biggest criminal enterprise to ever hit the white house. We shall see how the rest of the government responds.


I know this clown lost the popular vote, just like the last clown we had.

That clown was a good old boy oil tycoon failure with a very powerful daddy.

This clown is a con man of the finest stripe, with a very racist and dead daddy that left a boy with many problems.

The problems of a small man are now the problems of a large nation.

That iPhone is Outmoded

Shout to Squagles!  Square Bagles!

The iPhone won’t make it to the future.  Sure it’s Apple’s cash cow right now but I see it going away in importance over the next couple of years.

Think about Apple current main product categories:

  1. smartphones (iPhone)
  2. tablets (iPad)
  3. wearables (watch/iPod/headphones)
  4. set-top boxes (AppleTV)
  5. macintosh laptops and desktops

All of those work together in the apple ecosystem. Assuming you have them hooked into your Apple account, they all work together, and can handoff all sorts of tasks between them. They continue to add iCloud features that make the lines blur more.

#2, 3, and 4 above will be the focus over the next 5 years. The smartphone will continue to become less important in the mix.  Several factors are leading to this.

  • There is almost nothing the iPhone does that is unique from the other devices. It did it first, it does it from your pocket/purse, but it’s not the only device to do those things anymore. You can call people, take pictures, stream, and do all of that from other devices now.
  • Over the last 8 years, competition has caught up to many of the physical iPhone specialties – thinness, glass quality, battery life, feature set.
  • Apple’s sweetheart deals with phone carriers which helped to launch the iPhone in it’s first 5 years are gone and not coming back. iPhone is an expensive rig no matter who you go through.
  • Automobiles and transit are beginning to roll out wifi services and built-in GPS
  • Everyone has a smartphone and you only need one max, if one at all.

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I see the mobile phone of the future going back to what it was originally used for in the 90’s – safety and vanity.

Safety is for the kids, the travelers, the person needing a lifeline no matter where they wander or work. The rest of us are on wifi 95% of our day and don’t need a cell radio at all.

Vanity is for the rich, the teens, the geeks, to impress us with an I don’t need wifi stance.

Perhaps security can be in here too, but it’s really hard to predict the future there. I can imagine a private cell network being more secure than a public wifi spot but there are many variables there.


We will all have tablets for the next 50 years, but the tiny pocket tablet is going away in importance soon. The wearable watch or badge or wallet will contain our cell radio (if needed at all) and all of the other devices already have wifi and location awareness.

Screen size is critical here. Walls will be screens wherever you can project onto them, so perhaps the iPhone has a future life as a pocket projector?


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The design model for the future iPhone. If this thing had a cell radio, wifi, iOS, and a projector that could turn anything in front of you into a display….. well there ya go. Goodbye iPhone, hello iPin.


I guess it comes down to the iPin. This baby will have all of the iPhone’s location and connectivity features without that tiny glass screen in your pocket. If it can’t project to or take over screens in your vicinity then it will operate with voice or hand gestures.

I better get to go on a star ship. Maybe that’s why Apple cancelled the car project…?

[Squagles starts at 3:24]

Don John The Con As President Elect

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Dubuque, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)


We’ve entered nickname land. The nickname masters have taken over america, it’s all republican childish name calling all the time now.

Gotta play along for a bit at least, until the President’s lawyers sue me, or John Miller gives me a stern talking to.


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Trucker Hat with Business Suit -vs- Pants Suit. Winner: Trucker Hat with Business Suit!


This clown is trying to get into the White House. His sketchy wife has already said she and their son will be staying in New York without him so they boy can continue to attend his private school (in a business suit). What a joke.

He’s not going to liquidate any of his companies, and he’s not going to separate the country’s business from his personal addiction to wealth and bragging.

President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Don John looks shook! There’s a real president next to a fat old con man with too much makeup on. There’s real fingers vs tiny fingers in that creepy triangle pose again.

We are headed for a very ridiculous 4 years, if he even gets sworn in.

The man literally is surrounded by scandals of every type.


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Trump University Graduated Melania Twice!

Our american con man president elect Don John decided on Friday to settle one of the many lawsuits against him – this one for “Trump University” — for $25 million!

That’s right – he paid $25 million to SETTLE — to shut up the people he conned out of thousands of dollars for his hotel ballroom seminar featuring cardboard cutouts.

Of course he claimed repeatedly that he never settles.

Like most things he says this is total bullshit.

Also, he did it on a Friday and announced only with a tweet.  Someone trying to make something go away?


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Well Don, just like your wife’s claim of having 2 college degrees, this isn’t going away.

You are a con man and just because you conned 25% of this stupid country (republicans) to vote for your reality TV circus doesn’t make you any different than you were 2 weeks ago… a sad con and a sexual predator.

#Sad #Sociopath

Where are Melania’s degrees?


Also, why not just appoint John Miller and other made-up characters from your sociopathic history to be in your cabinet?

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The Triangle Hand Thing

Lots of people I dislike pose with their hands in a triangle, open, making a point.

It’s almost like praying but it’s scheming, planning, tricking.

I don’t know what this means but I will be keeping an eye on it.


 

This:Melania and Donald Trump and their son Barron Trump

Yes that’s their son, in a business suit, riding a stuffed lion and playing with toy limos.

Fucking amazing.  Sick fucks.

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I can think of a few more people that do that with their hands. All of them are major assholes.

Android vs iPhone – behind the scenes

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From the front, the user space, this argument is tired. Both smartphones do whatever you can imagine at this point. Both are amazingly thin and packed full of sensors and features.

Behind the scenes though…. things are very different. Why does each OS exist? Who are the companies behind them, and what are their goals?

With Apple, you have a traditional computer retailer. They are a public company but very private and generally keep quiet about where the platform is headed. One thing is clear though, you can spend a lot of money with Apple. They have most of their own ecosystem – you can get the iCloud, buy stuff from their real stores or their virtual ones, get additional storage, service plans, accessories, classes, etc..  You know how Apple makes their money because you have to give it to them to get involved.

With Google, the people behind Android (since 2005), you don’t ever seem to give them any money. How can google be everywhere, doing everything, and no one is giving them any money?  It’s all targeted advertising.

Really? Ad banners make that much money?  Well yes and no.  It’s alot more than ad banners. Every bit of your movement online and on the phone is being tracked, packaged, and sold to the highest bidder. Then it’s repackaged and sold again and again. Google make untold amounts of money doing this with none of it going back to the user.

Facebook uses a similar model, without the phone hardware that google has.

It’s been claimed that Android represents choice. I take issue with that phrase.


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Your choice is to have your profile and all your habits, purchases, locations, and interactions tracked by Google.

Your choice to have your profile sliced, diced, grouped, normalized, and sold to every Google revenue source (advertiser) possible for the rest of time with no revenue sharing going to you.

Your choice to have your history continually sliced, diced, labeled, invaded, and shared with every advertiser possible for the rest of time with no revenue going to you.

I prefer to make the advertisers work a little harder to find and profit from me. Google is ‘cool’ and hate on Apple if you want, but I trust Apple with my private digital life far more than millions of google advertisers.

Android was an awesome idea and I’d probably have one by now if Google never bought it. iPhone is an expensive rig and I barely use it anymore.

The charade here about freedom while using Android is ridiculous.

Bad guys will occasionally get into Android and iOS. Patch and business as usual. But the “good guys” are who you really have to worry about with the Android ecosystem.

Anyone can advertise with google, so nearly anyone can pay enough to access you whether you care or not.

Your future is being determined in private meetings between Google sales and 3rd parties from around the globe. None of this has anything to do with user space.

Android user space is the biggest private data collection scheme ever shipped. Which is why google paid g i i i i i i i i i llions for it when they saw it available.

Google is the biggest pay-no-attention-to-the-advertising-advertisering agency in the world, with Facebook being the 2nd. Call them search engines or social media if you want, but the scale and pace that those two data mine our personal business FOR PROFIT is alarming to me.

I either want a piece of that cut (make it non-profit so the tech is maintained but the users are paid) or give me old-fashioned private companies like apple and microsoft that I can own stock in without selling user’s souls to the wolves.


Google isn’t going to show you how/where/when they sell your data and they won’t share how much it’s worth to them.

Call it what you want…. profile, habits, demographics, searches…. it’s your online life, it’s who you are and what you do, and they have it for their own exploitation until the end of time.

“Targeted advertising” will become much more than what we think of it as now. They are just collecting all the data for free now, while they still can, and over the next couple of years will start to roll out the ‘customized content’ to sell us even more crap.

I’d rather have one point of concern/failure with my personal data, and do business with a company that derives revenue from everything else besides my private likes, dislikes and habits.

You can read google’s policies, apple, MS, whoever, and choose to opt in or opt out. You should also know that google doesn’t exist without targeted ad revenue. Apple exists just fine (fully profitable) as long as they keep you buying and subscribing to their stuff.

It’s simple to me — companies have a purpose which is to make money. They usually only have a couple of ways to make good money. Some promise free and find a way to profit beyond your control. Others just expect you to pay as you go, and with that they don’t have to hide the fact that they profit from your data, not your purchase.


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President Elect Facing Court Dates

May 23, 2005; New York, NY, USA; ; Real estate mogul & TV star DONALD TRUMP at a press conference to announce 'Trump University' which will offer learning programs for business professionals by top scholars held at Trump Tower.  Mandatory Credit: Photo by Dan Herrick/KPA/ZUMA Press. (©) Copyright 2006 by Dan Herrick

May 23, 2005; New York, NY, USA; ; Real estate mogul & TV star DONALD TRUMP at a press conference to announce ‘Trump University’ which will offer learning programs for business professionals by top scholars held at Trump Tower. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Dan Herrick/KPA/ZUMA Press. (©) Copyright 2006 by Dan Herrick

Before he’s sworn in as President, Don is going to be sworn in in front of the Federal Judge he claimed was incapable of a fair trial because of his mexican heritage.

The scam seminar known as Trump University is being sued for fraud by several former customers and it’s going to court before the inauguration.

Legal analysts believe there are at least 4 of the 75 known lawsuits against him with merit. Most are scams and jokes, but not all of them.

These include suits from members of one his golf clubs that claim they were continually charged fees without access, a former employee who claims she was fired when reporting sexual harassment, a city in Florida suing over an ongoing disagreement about a flag pole, and a political consultant who claims Trump stiffed him out of millions during the campaign.


I said he would never be elected. Fuck it I was wrong. Electoral college math.

I still say there’s a good chance he’ll never be inaugurated. I don’t see President Trump in our future. Hello President Pence.


There’s also the violent rape case out there that continues to be buried for unknown reasons. Allegedly Trump repeatedly raped a 13 year old girl working the NY millionaire sex party scene in the early 90’s. She claims she was invited by a friend to a party to meet rich guys, lied about her age, and ended up meeting Trump there more than once.

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Jeffrey Epstein, sex party host and now registered sex offender, hosted the party where the alleged rape took place.

She is claiming he tied her up and forced himself on her against her will at one of the parties. She says there was no ambiguity about it, that even given their surroundings she was not down with it.

She says she cried for him to at least use a condom and he threw money at her for an abortion. She says she called him a rapist and he threatened her and her family, saying he had enough money to make even her family in Indiana dissapear.

Damn. The girl was so scared she moved back to Indiana and never visited NYC again.

BUT she also claims to finally have a witness from the party that night who is willing to testify on her behalf.

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Trump admits to being at Epstein’s parties, having socialized with him, and sharing his love of women. Trump always projects what he does onto others for diversion.


I can easily imagine rich pervs forcing themselves on dumb gold diggers at a party. Business as usual. But bondage, rape, 13, and death threats is a toxic stew. If this ever gets airtime he’s done.

 

Goodbye Old World

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I can’t shake the feeling today that someone or something died.

President Trump?

Oh My Fucking Gawd.

It’s the end of america as we know it. It’s full idiocracy now.


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The Obama backlash is here. Some are calling it a whitelash.


I don’t think he’ll be sworn in. He’ll do his victory lap then the trials start.

See, he’s a con man.  A real one.  The trial for Trump University starts next month.

He also might be a rapist. If you don’t believe that woman, there’s 10+ more that will assure you he’s a sexual predator.

He’s also being sued by over 2000 other people. He ran for president to gain immunity. We shall see if it happens.

He reads Hitler books for inspiration. I swear I can’t make this stuff up, truth is always stranger than fiction with Don John.


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Polite times are now past. Trump supporters are either racist sexist fools or they are good-hearted fools who have been conned every which way possible.

Heil Drumpf!


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Thanks alot non-voting people.

Thanks alot millennials for Bernie.

Thanks alot women who voted for a sexual predator over another woman.

Fucking disgrace.

11/9/2016 is the darkest day in america’s recent past.

9/11/2001 was horrible but not self-inflicted.


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The Day The Con Ends

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It’s finally here. Everyone take a breath, take a few walks today, pet the dog plenty… remain calm.

Go vote if you haven’t already – long lines reported everywhere. Broken machines, confusion… Voter suppression at it’s finest.

Damn those millennials and purists sitting this one out. I hope you don’t regret it.


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Reality. Not reality TV.


We’ve never had a bold in your face liar showman like Don John go for president before, at least in the electronic media age. He did better than most of us thought. Or we are just that horrible of a society.


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The fact that his con, similar to Sarah Palin’s, worked on the Tea Party types is not a surprise. They would fall for a billionaire in a trucker hat. I wonder if he wears his trucker hat around his golden apartment?

I’m disappointed in the neocons and religious right for not handling this guy. Take his liberal (dirty) money and get him off the stage.

Romney and McCain were decent candidates, you were just facing a rockstar in Obama.  Trump is Biff Tannen. He needs to be punched in the face, like 50 years ago.


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Don with his dad Fred, the racist who made hundreds of millions off the taxpayers in questionable housing project contracts. Now Don makes dirty money from everything he touches – Casinos, modeling, immigration exploitation, TV, even the election. Donny is the first candidate to profit from running for President. Dad would be so proud!

 


I love you america …. do the right thing today and send this orange clown home like the loser he is.

Don John The Con

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Donald John Trump is the world’s finest con man.

The tax returns would rip the cover off of his whole scam. He’s all leverage, branding, and pure risk. He makes some money on the way into a deal, but most of it on the way out. A parade of lawsuits and burnt bridges follow him wherever he goes.

It’s poker to him. 1 winner = Everyone else loses. Many titans of business aren’t sharks like that, they need the full ecosystem to supply them with stable income.

Trump is a shark, a pure predator, who uses real estate, branding, and the ability to lie convincingly to the face of anyone (banker, creditor, mobster, customer, voter, anyone) to get lines of credit extended to him like no other.


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Imagine going to pre-Trump times and finding a republican to believe that a

pro-choice,
openly sexist,
immature dirtbag,
sleazy lying,
9/11 was an inside job believing,
corrupt,
3rd trophy wife havin,
vain,
Liberal,
Clinton supporting,
New York limousine asshole ….

would be their candidate in 2016?  Crickets.

Don John Trump the worlds best con man, the perfect spoiled rich kid who won’t work unless it’s to show how great he is, to demean everyone else all the time.

The Republicans were his perfect target. Palin opened the door to Ignorant And Proud and Trump took it to new heights.


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The Trump Tapes

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aka on a bus with that Bush cousin
aka talking shit about women and getting caught
aka admitting assault

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WTF?


I’ve been a part of plenty of locker room talk.

I have verbally piggish friends. I can blast off from my big mouth from time to time. I’m not the PC-police, especially about private conversations. Say it and mean it, or make sure people know you are joking.

But Don Trump was admitting and bragging about sexual assault.

That doesn’t happen every day. In fact never in my lifetime of shooting the shit with a variety of male characters, in many states of the country (and mind)…. listening to late night brags, breakdowns, and divorces…. I’ve been there.

Yet never has any man told me that he grabbed a pussy without invitation.


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Another unhappy co-worker: She sued Trump for harrassment


Of course us males often think of the female body as a happy place, a concept, a thing, something we are going to go out and get, even collect. Especially when we are single or young and sexy and full of our oats.

Dark times and dark humor leave us thinking about the same body as a trap or a trick.

But no sane guy brags about taking it whether the woman agrees or not.

That’s a major red flag.


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He’s admitting it


I mean honestly! I’ve chopped it up with countless guys, analyzing the tantalizing propositions of how/when/where to bed a woman. Yet not one of them explained to me how they take the pussy, how they kiss without invitation.

Trump is a Predator.

In many areas of his life, this is admired. Are we to admire his sex attacks also?  If you are an alpha human does that afford you rape privileges?


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For real?  So much fakery. Hollywood can’t even make this shit up.


When the Trump tapes appeared I sighed.  I was sort of happy for our country, immediately picturing President Hillary and angry fat Trump supporters still wearing their hats, but also it forced me to face up to the locker room defense.

C’mon guys, Trump says, you know you do it!  Or maybe you are a girlyman – a pussy – yourself?

That’s what I’m saying!!  We do indeed do it, many of us, especially certain types and ages.

We talk about women and their body parts in all sorts of mythical and mysterious ways. We say things that would disqualify us from the presidency – and many relationships – if ever aired. We brag about what we did to a female because she really wanted it.

C’mon guys, Trump says, you know you do it!  Or maybe you are a girlyman – a pussy – yourself?

That’s why it’s private guy talk and it deserves a place in our lives.

Don talking privately about hot women or his appetite for them isn’t disqualifying stuff, not to me. Totally different level than bragging about assault.

Let’s also acknowledge the classiness that his 3rd wife was home pregnant at the moment that tape was made.


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The gun to Don’s head – now that would be a picture


In summary, someone boasting about assault is one of those things you don’t forget when and where it was said.

You probably follow-up. You might consider making a few phone calls or texts to see if the person is indeed a sexual predator.

This is why this is serious, whether he wins or not. Trump has all the makings of a serious sexual predator.

He has a teenage rape case pending. His modeling agency grants work visas to desperate young eastern european girls trying to get to america as models. He has 10+ women out there with detailed reports of being harassed, humiliated, and threatened when they turned down his advances.

Many have said they believe there to be many more because of his nonchalance when violating them.

This guy can’t even resist himself when talking about his daughters. This is one sick dude. Total degenerate.

He boasted on camera to a TV host when his oldest daughter was a baby (!!) that she will have a good rack (actually, he did the hand gesture for big tits) as inherited from her mother, sitting there smiling.

Don thought this was really funny, and he laughs at all of his own jokes. They are the funniest and the most fabulous jokes ever said. Can I get comped at a Trump Resort already?


The hidden Trump daughter, from wife #2. Daddy’s been hitting on her since she was a baby.


The other daughter has posed for several creepy photos with her very grabby daddy. He likes to talk about how hot she is, and has even boasted that if it wasn’t his daughter he would be dating her.

Let that sink in, its never to late to be grossed out. The ultimate fail level of narcissism is wanting to fuck your own offspring.


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Yuk.  Makes sense the world’s biggest ego would need to fuck the female him.


I guess there’s a silver lining –

I have a hunch that he’s more buffoon than slick rapist but either way it’s creepy thinking that could be involved in our politics.  Thanks religious right, thanks anti-corporate tea partiers, you really know your stuff.

Also Hillary is just the woman to defeat this cretan.

The next few weeks should be an amazing flame out as Breitbart rides the flaming TRUMPTrain right into the RNC headquarters.


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The Deluge From Don

As the Trump circus rolls on he’s having major trouble picking up newspaper endorsements, even from reliably conservative editorial boards. I guess when you work in the newspaper business you are less able to stomach that man’s constant lies and misrepresentations.

So far he has 0 endorsements from city dailies. Newspapers have had built-in fact checkers from day one, unlike the web and reality TV, so Don’s con doesn’t seem to work on them.


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First it was serious conservative daily papers in Texas, Arizona, and Michigan all announcing their inability to support this republican nominee. Most took several paragraphs noting they don’t easily support Hillary Clinton (if at all) but all of them agreed that Don John is unfit to be president due to his continual lying, incessant bragging, questionable ethics, and general cluelessness about politics and the president’s duties.

Where were you during the primaries when he could have been stopped?

Now the USA Today has chimed in, and they spent most of their time ripping him to shreds with some ammo left over for Hillary. They said not everyone likes Clinton, but compared to the disaster that is Don Trump they have no choice but to urge all americans to avoid voting for him.  Amazing.

Are we Idiocracyis being determined in real time. Fascinating.


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Expensive Suits

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Here’s the younger model of TRUMP! speaking the new coded nonsense word salad.

About 2 minutes in he starts flailing as the local reporter asks about the scam Trump Foundation, the scam Trump University, and the countless other scams probably hiding in plain site in his dad’s tax returns. Junior has probably never been questioned like this in his life. I bet people shudder thinking about a pissed off junior controlling their future.

He seems familiar. I’ve heard this level of rich guy idiocy before.



And who can forget his modern viewpoints on race:


 


 

 

 

The First Presidential Non-Debate

Astonishing. They agree to a forum with veterans and the armed forces, but they won’t be on the stage at the same time. The rules are that you should not talk about your opponent, only your plans.  They flip a coin, Don wins, he chooses to go 2nd.

Unknown if he says “ladies first”.

Hillary comes out and is immediately hammered with 5-6 questions about her email server when she was secretary of state!  An IT question, with continued followups?  So she goes out and she bats them down — I was told to consider my own managed server for non-classified stuff (by Colon Powell himself), it was several years ago, I took the advice of my tech and security people, nothing was classified, the state department gets hacked too, in retrospect it seems like a mistake, yada yada yada.


Email sucks

How about everyone in here give ME details about their email servers from 2009? Anyone? Bueller?


She never really recovers because she’s on the defensive, and touting her considerable foreign affairs experience comes off as bragging. Physically everything seems fine. She still has a shrill voice and bug eyes that wander around like she smells a fart but overall she seems healthy for her age, still sharp as a tack.

She slogs through gaining the respect of the crowd and then makes way for the spectacle that is The Don Trump.


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What a draft dodger looks like entering a room full of veterans.


But wait, what’s this? No We Are The Champions?* It’s humbleTRUMP.

He slogs in with his shoulders down, walking crooked, making his pouty face.

I know his act. It’s because the room is full of real american heroes he is too afraid to act out. People of all races, religions, creeds, colors, and beliefs, and all of them more capable to be president than him. Sometimes his embarrassment shows on his face.


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I was against the Iraq war. But the military then was strong. Now it’s nothing but losers. Thank’s Obama. Plus we should have taken Iraq’s oil. Whatever happened to “To the victors go the spoils?” Well there were no victors there, just saying, but we should have taken the oil……. or something like that. I’m fabulous. It’s fabulous oil.


He starts with a glare when he’s informed of the rule to not attack his opponent. Then a dumb joke turning to a minimum into two a minimum?, random facts mixed with lots of fantasy, and a surprising lack of bragging for The Don.

He’s replaced that bragging with attacks on his opponent, of course, because he was told not to. When chastised for it he simply says Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton instead of Hillary alone. He cares nothing for rules, facts, or logic. His arguments are based on emotion and ignorance only.

He knows about as much about the world as your drunk uncle, but he’s rich so he’s actually dangerous and allowed to function with such theories. For the love of money he gets away with ridiculous notions.


  • Hit song by the band Queen, played by Trump without permission at the republican national convention during the introduction to wife Melania’s speech, which used exact lines from Michelle Obama’s speech 8 years earlier. Queen was led by a Farrokh Bulsara, a gay man of Persian (Iranian) descent who’s family relocated to England as political refugees, and you know better as Freddie Mercury.

 

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Voters Go To The Polls In Highly-Contested Midterm Elections

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Here’s what we know and don’t know about Don Trump’s 3rd wife:

FACTS (we think):

  • Born in 1970 in Slovenia as Melanija Knavs
  • Her father was a car salesman and communist party member; her mother worked as a children’s clothing maker
  • She has one sister she grew up with and a half-brother she’s never met from her father’s previous relationship
  • She began modeling at age 16 (1986) in Slovenia

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    Teenage Melanija

  • After turning 18 she worked as a model in Paris & Milan and also won a young modeling competition in Slovenia
  • She attended the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia
  • She received a H-1B visa to work in the USA in 1996, sponsored by Italian businessman Paolo Zampolli and his modeling agency. Zampolli went on to work with Donald Trump in several real estate and modeling ventures
  • She was in the USA for a nude photo shoot in 1995,  with pics published in France in January 1996
  • She moved to NYC in 1996
  • She was in the 2000 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
  • During her career she was represented by Irene Marie and Trump Model Management
  • She campaigned with Donald when he ran for President in 2000
  • She became a permanent resident of the US in 2001
  • They were engaged in 2004 and married in 2005. She wore a $200k dress.
  • They have one son, Baron, born in 2006. Baron had an entire floor of Trump Tower to himself as a toddler. She calls her boy “Mini-Donald” and he enjoys wearing business suits.
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Absolute wealth everywhere, like a dictator.

STATIC:

  • Not many people were active, open members in the communist party in Slovenia during the years she was growing up, making her father unusual in that regard.
  • For many years she claimed to have earned 2 degrees from the University of Ljubljana, in design and architecture. This has proven to be a lie, and all record of it has been scrubbed from her online bio’s. But until spring 2016, it was continually written and stood behind. She actually attended for only 1 year, and also spent a few months at a trade school.

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    Baron is on a stuffed lion.


  • It is illegal to work in the USA without a visa, so her 1995 photo shoot could be in violation. The photographer now claims she was not paid for the nude photoshoot, even though the photos were published in a respectable french magazine.
  • Until the 1995 pictures surfaced in 2016, she claimed she had never done nude work.

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    The possibly-illegal 1995 nude photo shoot


  • Her immigration record is confusing and inconsistent. After obtaining the 1996 work visa, it isn’t clear that she complied with the rules of the visa for the next 5 years. She says she followed the rules but travel records have not been verified, and friends in Slovenia have cast doubt on her claims.

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    More cleavage, and Donald doesn’t play piano, but you knew that.


  • It’s reported that she received her green card in 2001, which is 4 years before marrying Donald. With no additional work visas on record, how was she in the country for those 4 years? There’s three ways to receive a green card, from what I’ve read: marry an american, be of special exemplary talent needed to aid the US, or invest $1 million in a US company. She either has a secret first marriage, or an investment that was not disclosed. No model is considered exemplary talent needed to aid the US, sorry guys.

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    This is from a photo spread with her climbing around the Trump plane naked except for jewels and heels, shooting at imaginary bad guys.


  • A Slovenian magazine published a story in 2016 claiming she was a high-priced escort, along with many of the young women at Paolo Zampolli’s modeling agency, in the years 1995-1998. The story claims that some of the girls were issued two cards, one for modeling that included their body specs, and one for escorting rich businessmen that included their sexual and age preferences. The story as translated is full of holes but so is her biography during those years.

    There’s our wannabe first lady, here to restore dignity and class to the role after ya know, Michelle Obama. Thanks Obama!


  • At the Republican National Convention to nominate her husband in 2016, she gave a speech which lifted several lines from Michelle Obama’s speech 7 years earlier. After 2 days of denying plagiarism, an employee of Trump took the blame and claimed Ms. Trump had conveyed those ideas to her over the phone and they were accidentally put directly into the speech instead of being rephrased. She also claimed Ms. Trump is a big admirer of Ms. Obama, hence the similar speeches! This speech writer is also the ghost-writer of several of Mr. Trump’s books, and was not fired.

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Pretty funny what we are doing, right?

 

The Narrative

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A – America is failing, big time. We used to be great but not anymore. We don’t win anymore. We are being passed up by every other country (not that I follow them) and we just let illegal immigrants run roughshod over our country. So-called refugees are just closet muslim terrorists.

–or–

usaswimB – America is great — flawed, complicated, but great and facing our future challenges. Our strength is our diversity, our freedom as guaranteed in the constitution and the bill of rights, and our democracy. Americans excel in every area they compete in, and we are able to band together and team up better than other countries of similar size.


 

Which narrative do the Olympics fit?

Final medal count, Rio 2016:

United States – 121 total, 46 gold
Britain – 67 total, 27 gold
China – 70 total, 26 gold
Russia – 56 total, 19 gold
Germany – 42 total, 17 gold


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No surprise, B represents the olympic ideal. A is Trumpism.

So what does Trump think about the Olympics? Not much. No comment. Nothing to say. No congratulations, no commentary at all from the motormouth.

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Donald Trump or Kid’s Book?

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Funny find by John Oliver — a kid’s book about a kid running for president who sounds very familiar:

C’mon Donathan, do the right thing and drop out! If not you’ll either be a huge loser or the most horrifyingly embarrassing president we’ve ever had, and you don’t want to be either of these things.


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Bromance turned full employee with benefits. Trump has found republican success by mimicking racist scary fake new website Breitbart, so he hired it’s editor to run his campaign. The man rallying against the press hired the worst yellow journalist in America to run his campaign. Trump never fails to impress with his stupidity.

Donathan Drumpf is always up to something though. Now that he’s hired the maniac from Breitbart as his last campaign manager it will be crazy season all the way until he drops out.

Why Trains Suck In America

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Pretty good video covering why the rail situation in America is not like it is in Europe:

What they don’t include is how GM, one of america’s most politically influential companies in the middle 20th century, shifted from train manufacturing to the more profitable car manufacturing, and along with that shift had rails ripped out and neglected all over the country due to their overt influence on city and state legislatures.

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The Presidential Reality Show

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#PeopleAreSaying that Trump farted and killed Santa Claus.

That’s messed up man, Santa was a good dude.


Well it’s playing out as anticipated by nearly all of us…. Trump’s getting crazier by the day, and his cult has adapted so well to explaining what he meant that I think he might be testing them now.

He has started calling Hillary “the MVP of ISIS”. Then he said ISIS prays to Obama. Then he said Obama formed ISIS. He is sticking by his ‘belief”, aka his slogan, that Obama founded ISIS.

I won’t insult your intelligence by explaining all the ways the sociopath Don is wrong.

But I’d like to remind everyone that the first version of Al Qaeda was most definitely armed and funded by 80’s republicans during the Reagan administration. As they rose to power during the Clinton 90’s they took many names and ultimately took over Afghanistan.

They were fighting Russia so they were our friends.

They were fighting Russia so they were our friends. Here’s the original ending credits of Rambo III, a 80’s hard on gun film that celebrated the brave fighters we were actually arming. Truth stranger than fiction. BTW these credits have since been changed.

What’s now ISIS was originally mostly Iraqi Army, employed by Saddam. Bush/Cheney chose to make them unemployed when we invaded, not dead or captured or rehired or on paid leave. Any 4 of them would have been better than unemployed.

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Baghdad Bob: “I’m the Greatest!”, aka Iraqi Trump.


Under the laziness of Drumpf’s statement is a nugget of truth, a valid criticism about the US invasion, withdrawal and exit of Iraq (negotiated by Bush and followed by Obama), and the more recent bad relations with Syria by Obama/Clinton.

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Prez W signing the withdrawal from Iraq paperwork

Any serious candidate would have gotten in there and found positions Hillary took and then attack her on them, 1 day at a time, until some of her voters would agreed with the portrayal enough to abandon her. Don is not a serious candidate.


Don is playing to the Honey Boo Boo crowd. They are a sizable(!) minority in this country that believes they are an overwhelming majority. They are not good at math.

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Anything for a few bucks.

 

TrumpTV, not President Trump

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Don’s mad he makes ratings with no slice of revenue.

 

Don John will drop out, call the election rigged, and launch his own TV network.

I’ve been posting this for months on various comment boards, and with my prediction record for Trump at about 15-1 I’m feeling good about this one.

 

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All retard all day

 

What will be on TrumpTV?  I’m sure there will be plenty of commercials for Trump products — cufflinks, steaks, board games, wine, ties, modeling schools, get rich seminars, penis enlargement, women’s shoes, etc..

There will also be many commercials for Trump University (since renamed) and plenty of shots of his properties. Wrestlers leg syndrome. Apple Pie in Golden Pans!

Placebo syndrome.

I expect some sort of news element, outdoing Fox News with more sexism, more sex, and more utterly retarded points of view.

Naked News?

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Doing a followup!


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What a collection of idiots. The yellow dress is his campaign’s african-american. He’s big with the mexicans too. Geraldo serves him Taco Bowls once a year.

 

Rumors are circulating that he could buy Oprah’s struggling network, or some other existing media company and just do what he always does – rebrand.

See, Don hasn’t built anything from scratch since the 80’s unless it’s a pyramid scheme or infomercial.

The new TRUMPTV™ might even have it’s own version of The Apprentice, regardless if NBC sues. Don doesn’t mind being sued, or suing. This man has 3500 active lawsuits!

 

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Bring it NBC! I invented the apprentice, I can prove it with 35 lawyers and endless free nights at my resorts.

 

 

The scary man with the short fingers does not want to be president. No 70 year old billionaire should want to be president.

Prez is alot of hard work and compromise and representing all of america, not just the parts you agree with.

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Everything here is fabulous. I put my name on it now it’s fabulous. Pay no attention to my child-like hands.

 

 


Update – here’s Penn Jillette talking about Donald and his reality show:

 

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This Election is 2MERICA – Donny and Ivanka Edition

?  Crazy times, friends.

Trump actually is a perfect movie bad guy. He’s got the TV history, he’s got the endless stories of narcissism and pure phoniness just dripping off him.

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A billionaire liberal asshole in a trucker hat = Republican? Welcome to 2MERICA.


He also can comp you 4 days/3 nights in one of his resorts to make you like him, I guess, or at least wish for such a trip from your daddy.

The Don = The Pimp. Most republicans and other sheeples are now his bitches.

So this is the year I think you and I need to get off our keister and actually help the democrats.


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We each could drive hundreds of voters to the polls to help Stop Trump.


I usually ignore them all, eventually let myself get upset at the republicans, talk to my friends, fight with the extended family, internet battle, post a blog, and then vote.

This time around I want to do more. I simply cannot let this

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become president without a fight.


Oddly enough the most encouraging and interesting site during Trump Takeover™ has been Redstate.  Their leader Erickson is gone but the remaining community saw through Trump immediately. For a minute they were aligned with Cruz but since then t’s been homebase for the never trump movement, and fascinating reading from the right.

It appears not all conservatives are racists and/or uneducated psychos, and some of them are searching for the exit, or their own party, at this point.


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Ew! No one should touch their daughter like that! If I saw my father in law do that to my wife I might have to punch him, or worse, start an investigation into WTF!


OK I guess this is a theme, but here’s one more creepy photo of The Don with his Ivanka:

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He’s perched on a Lambo door-sil, she’s perched on a psychopath with a bad crush on his daughter.

 

Blue Collar Billionaires

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There’s no such thing.

This showboat dickhead lives in golden towers, in a gold-encrusted apartment, and sits on furniture with golden threading. Every bit of his life has been cheating, loopholing, and leveraging the silver spoon he was born with.

If there were any such thing as a blue-collar billionaire, Don John Drumpf is not it.

He’s dripping with condescension for the common man. Anyone who throws money around like that is.


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Oh yeah — he’s also a con artist. His targets are the fools that want to be stupid boasting show-off rich like him.

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Convention Trainwreck

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Double-down.

It’s a favorite tactic of THE DON.

Like a 5 year old caught breaking the rules, THE DON has to lie.

Like a 5 year old asked why he broke the rules, THE DON has to lie about a lie. Then avoid, then insult. And keep on lying no matter what.

Since THE DON is actually 70 years old, not 5, he should have grown out of this behavior a long time ago.

But he didn’t, so he’s a sociopath. [Some of us think he’s a psychopath, but I guess sociopath describes him as well.]

Check out this trailer for a movie being worked on, made by Republicans, about THE DON phenomena:

 

Remember – THE DON is 70 years old, acting like a 5 year old. That’s what that silver spoon can do to you.


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Oh Melanija

Nice looking woman. Seems polite and well mannered. Don’t know much else about her that I can really trust.

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This is not photoshop. This is Don’s woman on Don’t plane shooting imaginary bad guys in her underwear. This is what Don likes.

Plagurism for your first public speech is a bad idea.

Plagiarising Michelle Obama’s convention speech is downright stupid.

Trump’s outfit is so stupid I am starting to think it’s on purpose. Lowered expectations?

They are all in for the idiot vote. The type who actually likes him more the more he screws up. As long as he’s entertaining and throws them red meat and T&A they will take it. The pro-wrestling crowd. The monster truck crowd. The reality TV is life crowd.



It will be important for thinking people to vote this time around, to keep dolts from crashing our country into the UFC-ADHD-Energy Drink-comment board racist- trash heap that we’ve been circling for a while.

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Humanity Becoming Pixelated

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Oh the humanity of a hand puppet, fake blood, and animal entrails.


The tech takeover is something we’ve been watching for decades now, and with regards to audio production and socializing I get preachy about how much we’ve lost.

Here’s a great article sowing the same seeds but covering the movie industry. By inundating us with CGI the overall effect of images being shown to us has declined.

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Well written stuff there, and much of it translates to audio/music consumption as well.

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All Lives Matter, and White Cops Abusing Black Men Usually Get Away With It

Have fun with your phrases  — Black Lives Matter was started to address police brutality against black americans.

If you make it about more than that you are a racist.

If you won’t talk about the core issue of the group and instead use it to attack and hate, that’s what you are.

 

Tamir Rice, 12, was murdered by Cleveland Police while playing with a plastic gun. The neighbor who called 9-1-1 even reported it was "a kid with a toy". Police shot first - a fatal shot in the chest at point blank range - then determined it was indeed a kid with a plastic gun.

Tamir Rice, 12, was murdered by Cleveland Police while playing with a plastic gun. The neighbor who called 9-1-1 even reported it as “a kid playing with a toy, maybe scaring some people”. But Police arrived and shot first – a fatal shot in the chest at point blank range – then determined it was indeed a kid with a plastic gun. Neither cop has been charged to this point.

This is the kind of case that gave force to the BLM movement.

The nut that started shooting at a crowd of cops in Dallas is a murderer, but not a surprise. I don’t think people are going to take much more of the lawlessness from the cops before they fire back.  If a cop hurt a member of my family you might end up calling me a killer too.

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Pure Music.
Pure Passion.

The man was a vessel. The sounds he made were direct from his soul to yours.
His fingers were only complete when connected to the black and white keys – ivory, wood, plastic – no matter.

His hands rested in chordal patterns. They twitched in brilliant half-steps. Fingerless gloves covered the paws of genius.

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A crooked and friendly smile made it all right.

His contemporaries, if there are any, come from millenia — Monk? Chopin? Bach? Beethoven? Ellington? Debussy? Miles?

Or is it Bootsy, George, Eddie, Garry, Kidd, and the rest of his funkateer cohorts?

One of the finest composers, arrangers, and performers of the 20th & 21st centuries died the other day.

Expired after a thankfully short battle with cancer.

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Expired before he could deliver even more wonderful music.

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The Wizard of Woo.

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If anyone can make music in the post-earth life it’s this man.

I expect to see him on that cosmic keyboard.

Through the front window of the mothership.

Close encounters of the woo kind.


Here’s some other takes on the legend passing:

How Bernie Worrell Built Our Musical Future (MTV)

Bernie Worrell, masterful P-Funk keyboardist, dies in Everson (Bellingham Herald)

Bernie Worrell, ‘Wizard Of Woo,’ Dies at 72 (NPR)

Bernie Worrell Obituary: Founding Member of Parliament-Funkadelic who helped Talking Heads take new musical directions. (The Guardian)

Bernie Worrell, Parliament-Funkadelic Keyboardist, Dead at 72: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee was also unofficial member of Talking Heads (Rolling Stone)

George Clinton: Bernie Worrell’s passing a ‘huge loss’ (Asbury Park Press)



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The Championship Parade

Wow this was fun. Felt amazing. Very little trouble, just joy and celebration from a region that has waited for this for generations.

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Getting around was not easy


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Here’s where we stopped – E.9th and Superior. After waiting about 2 hours JR Smith finally parted the crowd and started the fun.


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Look at that crowd up East 9th! This is from the top of the building we were in front of on Superior & East 9th


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Wherever fans could get up to get a look they went for it. Here’s the Q parking garage at the start of the parade.


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JR was the first guy in the parade and he stood shirtless the whole time. The joy in his face was amazing and infectious. 


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The crowds were so big that the police and volunteers couldn’t keep the road clear. The parade slowed as they had to creep through the crowd. Literally a single violent issue reported – a teenager shooting another teenager in the leg on the way home.


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The King posed in front of his sign and people went nuts! The two princes are up front.


As the parade started the end of the route clogged completely.

As the parade started the end of the route clogged completely. I’m in this picture – one of the wine-colored specks to the left of the tree center-bottom.


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Downtown was swamped. This is the intersection of Prospect/Huron/East 9th


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K Love smiled more in one day than he had in 2 years! He had his championship belt and the love of the fans to get him through to the rally at Mall C.


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You know several of the Spiderman movies filmed in Cleveland…


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Using the camera zoom lens down East 9th to see if the parade is starting yet


A good overview of the parade in route.

A good overview of the parade en-route. It started at the Q (top left – slanted roof), then (counterclockwise) up Ontario, left on Carnegie, left on East 9th, all the way up to Lakeside, then another left to Mall C. You can see the rally crowd already formed top center with the Browns stadium beyond them.  Methinks that’s more than 1.3 million folks.


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A shot of the rally crowd on Mall C waiting for the parade to complete. You can see the Rock Hall in the distance.

A City Of Champions Again

Cheesy title but man this was fun. Lots of pent up frustration finally released!

 

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Cleveland Cavaliers fans celebrate after the Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Finals, Sunday, June 19, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cleveland Cavaliers fans celebrate after the Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Finals, Sunday, June 19, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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My neighborhood finally quieted down about 2am. The parade on Wednesday should be one of the craziest times this city has ever seen.

Curse Breakers

When something’s wrong in #TheLand, who you gonna call?

Curse Busters!

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Just a little update on the details of the Cleveland Curse. I hate how it’s sold as nothing but losing teams for 50 years.

The Curse is that Cleveland has come with some amazing teams over the years, but just can’t get that ring/trophy in the modern era:


The Cavs – 46 seasons in NBA = 5 division titles – 3 conference titles – 0 championships

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Early Cavalier greatness by Nate Thurmond


The Browns – 66 seasons in NFL = 12 division titles – 11 conference titles – 4 championships (last one 1964)

The Browns – 4 seasons in AAFC = 4 division titles – 4 conference titles – 4 championships (last one 1949)

plus 16 players in the Hall of Fame, 4th most in the league.

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Otto Graham invented the modern QB position and won several titles.


The Indians – 116 seasons in MLB = 5 league Pennants – 2 championships (last one 1950)

31 players in the Hall of Fame

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The great Bob Feller.


 

We Have A Series

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3-2 at this point. 1 game left in Cleveland. Possible game 7 back in Oakland.

I said 4-2 Cavs so I’ve been disqualified for a bit now. I did predict Kyrie’s breakout.

The Warriors are a resilient, tricky bunch.

The Cavs have a lot of talent and heart too.

We all want a game 7, I think even Warriors fans want a game 7. They don’t want to clinch away from home again.


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Steph Curry has been disappointing in The Finals again. The regular season MVP seems to have some issue when high-level defense is played on his perimeter trick shot game.  When Curry isn’t making 3’s he isn’t doing much for his team. All this whispering about injury is bull. You either play or you don’t, phantom injuries that you won’t speak about don’t matter.

Cavs really need some offensive output from JR Smith and Kevin Love. I’d like to see some contribution from Channing Frye also.

Should be a battle Thursday. Here’s hoping the Cavs live to fight one more day. Game 7 winner takes all I like my chances with Bron and Kyrie.

Don The Con Attacking Judges

The fun continues — Trump’s antics are driving the republicans crazy. He’s indefensible, leaving their defenses as pretty entertaining internet stuff.

Donald thinks judges of Mexican or Muslim descent can’t be impartial to him.

Judges of human descent can’t be impartial to this idiot.

“Look at my african-american over there”  – Donald Trump, June 2016

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Palms Get Sweaty and Backsides Get Tight

Thanks for the title, Stephen A. Smith

EPIC FINALS?

THE REMATCH.  FULL STRENGTH.  NO EXCUSES.

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This is the year Cleveland, embrace it!

 

The breakout star of the finals will be Kyrie Irving. There’s still some people sleeping on this dude. He’s got the best handle in basketball. He’s perhaps the best finisher at the rim while rarely dunking. His jumper is liquid. He’s almost Steph Curry level in his difficulty to guard.

In last years Finals, on a bad knee he had like 23/7 against Curry before blowing his knee out completely.

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I can’t argue with the credentials and abilities of the Golden State Warriors. They are not easy to beat. They are beatable but almost impossible to kill in a 7 game series.

This isn’t about them. This is about the new champs taking it from the current champs. This is about power and finesse and hopefully some hard 90’s style fouls.

I don’t have a ton of analysis this year, I just feel it. Cavs in 6 or 5, it won’t get close to a game 7.

Party time this summer

Photo Credit: David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images

Photo Credit: David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images

Lossy Is Hurting Us

 

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Summer fun in full resolution: Cedar Point, Ohio looking out over Lake Erie.

 

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If you stream music or buy lossy files, here’s your version of summer fun. Close enough, right?

 

If you own a ponoplayer or another fancy modern 24bit digital audio player, you can experience this. Full resolution for all the music you love will return you to the quality you deserve.

 


Note 1 – I bet your browser showed the compressed image first. That’s why data compression exists – to get the file to you faster. Once they are both loaded, was the wait worth it?

Note 2 – Image is not audio. Audio has more detail, more nuance, and packs far more emotional cues than visuals.

#SaveTheAudio

 

 

The Logical End of Social Media

Tribalism based on opinion and politics. It’s inevitable.

It could abolish the economy. It could crush the democracy. It could trample on the constitution and bill of rights.

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30 years ago I was fascinated by the internet and what it could bring. A new age of enlightenment. I studied and dreamed.

20 years ago I was in the middle of it, working at a dotcom advertising agency, building the groundwork for it.

About 10 years ago I decided I didn’t want to keep playing this game with my personal profile. I’ve been online all day and most nights for 20+ years now, so I figured if my actual name was posting things about all of my interests both work and privately, well, my privacy had no way of surviving. Anyone in the future could search and learn every single thing about me without ever meeting me. This was unsettling, so even though I continued to use services I had to, I try to use aliases and anonymous services when possible, and still have never had a Facebook account.

For the last 10 years I’ve been watching Facebook, Instagram, Google, Xbox, even Apple gobble up every single datapoint they can about their users. They get plenty from me even after efforts to minimize it.

So where’s it all going?

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Analytics. Refined data at our fingertips. All to be an informed consumer, right? How much will you pay for that information?

This is big data + the cloud + commercial interests + human vanity and fear. This is our future.

Who just posted a comment? Who just read my post? Who are they? What do they like? What do they own? — We’re here already, especially if you are in advertising or know how to dig.

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Next step – I want to buy something. Show me the stores nearby. Now filter to the stores locally owned. Or only certain types of neighborhoods. Or with ownership of a certain ethnicity.

Next step — [after filter to local owned] – none found. OK show corporate stores nearby that donate to a certain political cause or party.

Next step — I need a contractor. Search by political affiliation and ethnicity.


This is why people don’t put their Facebook name on Craigslist.


The logical end of this tech, once the weak privacy and fairness laws are obliterated, is total knowledge of all affiliations, history, likes and dislikes of every single person and corporate entity you encounter in your day.

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Unless we are all batshit crazy before then and never make it….

Drumpf Regret

Well that ended quicker than I thought. Cruz and Kasich drop and Don has the republican nomination.

It’s up to Hillary to save us from this nightmare:

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Don is a tired old man and it’s starting to show.

 

That should be fun. I really still can’t see most mainstream republicans supporting Drumpf. They will try to shine up his good points and generally fall in line behind him, but when asked to explain their support it will either be simple sloganistic points or confused gobbledygook.

He has many liberal policies and quite a few nonsensical ones as well, so watching the surrogates will be the real entertainment.

I guess Cleveland is happy, maybe not. There will still be the protests on the street, even if the delegates are eating Trump steaks served by teenage modelesque girls with thick eastern european accents.

Cleveland will still be overrun by a strange mix of christians, pagans, pro wrestling fans, and hillbillies calling themselves republicans, doing all they can to avoid the local populace and the various imported liberal opportunists.

All To Plan

Prince’s passing has left me a bit shaken. I’m avoiding the mysterious theories and thinking this generally healthy and sober man had pill demons that caught him and he walked into his personal elevator and never came out. The lyrics to Let’s Go Crazy are now loaded with intrigue.

Addiction did not appear to be a long term problem for Prince as he showed none of the outward signs over the last 30 years of his career. But rumors are flying that the last year has been a rough one for the 57-year old entertainer. Painful hip problems led to Percocet and other powerful pills with never-ending prescriptions, and in no time the mighty had fallen. I’ll wait for the tox report before commenting more, but it’s not an uncommon story.

LIFE MOVES FORWARD. The sun comes up tomorrow with or without us. Ask the Atlanta Hawks.

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Prince loved basketball so if there’s an afterlife he’s enjoying this one.

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I’ve been saying all year that the regular season success of the Golden State Warriors is perfect for the Cleveland Cavaliers. It benefits the Cavs more than anyone else.

Regular season means nothing. Playoffs and Championships mean everything. It’s why Jordan is Jordan, Kobe is Kobe, Russell is Russell, Duncan is Duncan, Bird is Bird, Magic is Magic… and then there’s all those other players. Many winners and legends in the mix but there’s only a few that walk around with their hand(s) full of rings.

 

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Lebron James is on the cusp of the circle of greats. He has an impressive resume going to the last 5 finals and winning 2 of them. Most playoff records are owned or being hounded by James and his various teams. But he needs to get to 500 and get one with his hometown Cavaliers to cement his legacy.

Cue the perfect scenario – make James the underdog.


 

Last year was his first year back with his old family after running off to Miami with a supermodel, and it was awkward at times. The big 3 were actually Lebron and two confused all-stars lacking big game experience, a motley mix of role players, and a head coach who had never even assistant-coached an NBA game before.

But Lebron being Lebron, the addition of Iman Shumpert and JR Smith from the Knicks and Timo Mozgov from Denver seemed to fit together for the moment. JR was the sharpshooter, Shump the defensive stopper, and Timo the new Big Z that Lebron could play pick and roll with.

Delly also emerged as a decent backup PG and all around defensive irritant, and the team clicked going into the playoffs. But by the time they reached the Finals they had lost 2 all-stars and were logging huge minutes on the guys left.

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They still got 2, nearly 3 games from the healthy and clicking Warriors, but ran out of juice after running out of options. They were outmatched, out-coached, and still getting to know each other as a team. Delly collapsed and was rushed to the hospital for fluids. Cleveland licked it’s wounds yet again. There’s always next year.

 


This next year has been stable so the soap opera NBA media basically ignored the Cavaliers all year. Blatt wasn’t fired mid-season so much as forced to step aside for his star assistant, a move that all of us saw coming sooner or later. The Cavs didn’t miss a beat since very little changed.

Other than that all everyone talked about was the amazing unbeatable Warriors, and if the Spurs would have enough left in the tank to derail them. These amazing Warriors with their newly crowned King of the NBA Steph Curry! Could they ever be beaten? Have we ever seen something so dominating?

 

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Buzz. No one really cares. It’s the regular season. I’d be terrified if the Cavs won 73 games this year. The last team to win so many games is only talked about because they swept their way through the playoffs (actually 12-3) and got their FIFTH ring in 7 years. See the gentleman with all the rings above.

The Cavs are being treated like an underdog this year but the stats tell something different, and so does the eye test.

 


 

So the setup is perfect. The Warriors are unbeatable. Until their fragile superstar goes down that is, then they are beatable. The Spurs look damn good as usual, the perfect slayer of dreams. The Cavs are rolling, the East (which was stronger than the West overall this regular season) is folding with playoff jitters, and here we sit.

The thing about my predictions is I don’t always see the end of the story. Rarely, actually. I usually see the setup and build.

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I can imagine this is our year. But I was born in #TheLand 9 years after it’s last major title so I don’t get my hopes up too far. My storytelling mind does enjoy this narrative though.

Curry will be back, and the Cavs will face a strong team out of the west. I hope it’s the Warriors because we all want the rematch from last year. The Spurs have always dealt with Lebron better than anyone else.

 

Team Eye vs. Team Ear Part 1 – TV Sets Through History

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Recording allows us to store and replay something. It is the first time-shifting. It’s been around for ~ 200 years but it wasn’t until the last 100 that they really started making tangible progress for commercial applications.

Images were first. Then sound. Then moving images. By 1930 they were all combined into “talkies” – narrative moving pictures with synced sound.

These independent technologies progressed through the 20th century: Phonograph was invented and perfected to bring recorded music into the home; TV was invented to bring moving pictures into the home. The march of progress was obvious. Each new era brought better tech with better specs.

Today we are going to look at the advancement of the TV set over 70 years.


 

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You can see that overall screen size has risen linearly while pixel size has grown exponentially. Weight has come down and price, after adjusted for inflation, has come way down.

How do you think TV set history will compare with music playing equipment? Stay tuned to this series to find out.


 

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The Bathrooms At Drumpf Tower

Uh oh, donny is pivoting to the general election and his most hard-headed ignorant followers are not going to be happy. He’s a New York liberal billionaire who is currently winning the republican nomination due to his brand, his ego, his trucker hat, and his bullying ways.

But as he pivots and unveils more of his policy ideas it will be interesting to watch the maniac low-information types deal with him.

Yesterday he was asked about the North Carolina bathroom law controversy. He said a transgender such as Caitlyn Jenner can use whatever bathroom they prefer in his buildings. Oops – wrong answer Drumpf! Your supporters are afraid of transgenders in their bathroom! Ew gross!


 

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Bill Burr expresses surprise. Tracy Morgan flirts. You can react how you want to a transgender person but North Carolina wants to prosecute them for where they pee.

 


The way it has always worked in america is if you were transgender and needing a public restroom you went into whatever side you felt most comfortable with in that situation. You minded your business in the bathroom and there was no problem.

The wise republicans of North Carolina felt it was time to make a change. They want bathroom use determined by the actual genitals in your pants and want serious legal punishment if you go into the other room. You can dress, walk, talk, and smell like a woman, but if there’s still any form of a penis in those pants and you go into the woman’s room in NC their law punishes you like a pervert preying on those women. If there’s minors using that restroom at the same time you can even be put on the sex offender list. Your life can be ruined because of which room you chose to pee in.

The law is pointless and tries to correct a problem that doesn’t exist. No one knows which bathroom a transgender goes into because no one inspects the genitals of strangers in bathrooms.

Paypal Inc. cancelled their plans for a new office in North Carolina, saying they will not invest in a state that discriminates against transgenders. Various entertainers like Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams have spoken out against the law and cancelled shows in the state.

Unless you post a bathroom monitor who inspects the genitals of every person walking in, this law will be struck down. Mind your business in the public restroom and there’s no problems.  I have to agree with Don here. I even capped his name.

I thought Republicans were against pointless government control and new laws? Now they want the government in bathroom stalls and in the pants of people that just need to pee.


 

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The golden public bathrooms in Trump Tower, where you are free to use the one you most identify with.

Youkill Audio Youtube

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Lossless data on the left. The right side is a visual representation of what we’ve been listening to for 20 years now.


Deets on Youtube’s audio handling:

Audio is streamed at either 128k or 320k mp3.

Everything defaults to 128k. You can only get the 320k audio stream by selecting the HD video quality. Some videos start in HD but most don’t. It’s also hard to embed HD youtube into other sites since it seems to default to the basic stream.

It appears there’s no FLAC streaming allowed and no lossy streaming of any kind.

The 320k mp3’s can sound decent, especially coming from 128k, but once you go lossless you won’t want to listen to lossy anymore.


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Which is better? Neither. The compression on the left appears to have slightly fewer artifacts but neither is close to the original.

Uber Is Liable For It’s Contractors

I dove into the Uber controversy a few months ago. I had been debating it with friends when the Kalamazoo murders happened. Everyone loves Uber but no one could explain what happens when something goes wrong.


 

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It comes down to liability. It costs money because if you have the liability, you need insurance to cover it.

Taxis cost more than Uber rides because of this. There’s livery vehicle insurance, there’s workplace insurance, there’s the liability that the taxi company assumes when getting you from point A to point B safely. Uber offers none of that. Taxi’s charge you for that.

Uber says it’s drivers are contractors and that Uber is not a transportation company or provider, but just a transportation facilitator.

They want to remove themselves from all liability if something goes wrong. But a US judge disagrees.

Two female plaintiffs have joined their cases and are going after Uber. The first, from Boston, was grabbed and groped by an Uber driver but got out of the car safely and ran to a friends before calling the police. Her driver was ultimately arrested. The other plaintiff was in a group uber ride in Florida, and after dropping off her friends the driver turned into a parking lot, locked the doors, broke her phone and violently raped her. He has also been arrested.

In both cases Uber is saying they are not liable in any way. The judge found a case from the 1950’s where a woman was raped on a Pullman commuter train by the conductor, and Pullman were found liable for the conductor’s actions while in travel. She is using that as precedent.

Uber argued that if their App isn’t active they can’t be liable for a person’s actions. The judge seemed to concede to this, so if the case sticks this could be the key data point going forward: if the Uber app is on, or if you share a vehicle with someone based on the Uber app, Uber might be held accountable.

Should be an interesting case as it plays out.  As far as Uber, sometimes when things appear too good to be true it’s because they are.

Trump The Serial Pussy Hounding Creep

Wow the Republicans are fucked – they don’t even know half of the dirt they get with donny.

The archives are just opening into the fascinatingly horrible life he has made for himself. Money just can’t buy you love or class.


First we have this fascinating tale from 1991.

The one where little donny evicts his girlfriend Marla from one of his apartments, WHILE still married to Ivana…

WHILE at the same time planting the story in the local press that he’s now dating a famous Italian model…

WHILE AT THE SAME TIME pretending to be his own PR agent named John Miller and calling a reporter to confirm the story and brag further about his client’s beautiful conquests…

WHILE picking an Italian model that really existed, had nothing to do with him, who when hearing of this story called him a “lunatic”….

and who eventually ended up as the first lady of Italy!

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YES. Read that again, take it in, then get even more sordid details here.

(Italy appears to be Donald’s model for the US – their prime minister for many years was a loudmouthed playboy who ran the media and had several lovers, if not sex parties, while PM.)


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Next up there’s this video clip from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous in 1994 where don and now 2nd wife Marla are asked what they think they imparted into their 1 year old daughter.

Don actually says his baby received from her mother “nice legs and, well, it’s too soon to tell…” (cups his breasts)!

His 1 year old daughter.

Daddy thinks she already has sexy legs and soon enough, a nice rack.

This guy = yuck.



Yeah this same guy:

 

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Now that ain’t right. Don with his then 15-year old daughter and two humping birds.


Also in the coming soon department – Trump Modeling Agency – we shall be investigating their use of work visas for bikini models and future wives, including Melanija Knavs, now known as Melania Trump.

How does that jibe with his immigration rhetoric? Horribly of course.

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Knavs blasting muslims and black protesters off the Trump jet. This is real.


They might actually end up shooting at each other this summer in Cleveland. Lord knows Clevelanders and their cops spend enough time shooting at each other already. A million armed christians and wrestling fans should really mix well with the local poor and entirely liberal populace.

Cleveland Gateway

Showdown in #TheLand

I’ve said from the start that the don didn’t want the white house. This is all a brand building move.

Cue his final act, suing everyone in america for not recognizing his greatness and crowning him king. Launch the new TV show by June.