sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Different Topics

Body Cams

The Black Community (whatever that is) is now upset that police are using body cameras. They don't show police officers gunning down negroes, but they do show inner city people acting like a bunch of savages, aiding the police in convincing juries to convict.

Many black leaders are now calling for the elimination of body cams because - wait for it - they're racist.

Isn't that just precious?

My personal feeling about body cams is that they are generally a negative thing that causes officers to be less diligent. However, the police have found that cameras in the cars that cover traffic stops and body cams have kept them from being sued and they work out well in court. So there's that. They also film drunk drivers taking a field sobriety test and later when the drunk claims to have passed, or that the police were racist, they just bring out the film and let the jury decide. 

Alexa

My daughter bought me an Echo for Christmas from Google. She and my son-in-law use theirs at home and they have a particular love for tech. 

I do to, but have concerns that it may be used for unholy purposes. So I'll wait until I'm at the White Wolf Mine permanently to switch it on. No bandwidth, no problem with Alexa telling tales out of school. But Alexa may not take direction in those circumstances and I may just need to operate my phone's music play list manually. There are benefits to no bandwidth.
(Fox News) White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders took to Twitter to call out Amazon after her young son inadvertently ordered an $80 toy using the the company's Echo device.

"Alexa, we have a problem if my 2 year old can order a Batman toy by yelling "Batman!" over and over again into the Echo," Sanders tweeted on Sunday. 
Amazon has not commented on her tweet.
Naturally, the venal, filthy, sly, smug, elite media is outraged that Sanders used her twitter account to express outrage. They would never approve of something like that would they - unless NBC was pimping "Our Candidate (Oprah) for President"? Then it would be cool.

Consulting

Disgraced former FBI Director James Comey reportedly received US$ 6 million for security consulting work from Lockheed Martin after he was removed from office.

Comey is said to have been made wealthy during his time at the FBI. I don't have any details on this and can't say whether the rumors circulating are true. Make of it what you will.

The question in my mind is not whether this is hush money or not. We easily surmise that it is.

Did disgraced former Director Comey know that Clinton Foundation money was funneled (laundered) through the law firm of Perkins Cole to retain Fusion GPS before they created the phony Trump dossier?

Did Director Comey sign off on it? We don't know those answers yet, but the ball of yarn is beginning to unravel. Did former President Barack Obama know about it/sign off on it? Whose finger prints are on the dossier and when did they know? This is significantly worse than Watergate, yet much of the press is suspiciously uninterested in it.

h/t Brig
Bandwidth Discussions

First off, thank you to Jeff and others for making some really cool suggestions for keeping the compound connected to the world. By way of update, I'm edging toward setting up a relay that would simply act as a tower clone to boost the signal with a directional beam rather than an omni directional boost so that I can get the gain I need (in line of sight) from the repeater. Will it require two repeater/relay towers? I don't think so... Other solutions may present themselves going forward but I'm trying to keep it as simple as possible.

The masonry is within a few days of completion and we'll be pouring concrete slabs within a week. The first snow of the year will hit the area this week but I don't think that it will stick. That may delay the pour for a few days. But warm weather is predicted after the snow.

I'm very close to finalizing cabinet design. And there will surely be other things that will need attention moving forward. The windows were ordered to avoid a 10% price increase. Lumber is more expensive as well with the demand for reconstruction in Texas and Puerto driving the price higher (thanks Houston). The steel came in on budget and the steel roof should be in on budget as well. Things like the bandwidth issue mean that I'm sweating some other aspects of the build past the basic hovel. With luck, new work will come in and I'll remain on target.


10 comments:

  1. I think it's time you had more adjectives for the media. There's not nearly enough up there. here's a few more for you.

    F ilthy
    A trocious
    K aput
    E vil

    N nasty
    E quivocating
    W icked
    S hameful

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    1. Well put. I've tried to pare the adjectives back to less than half a dozen for the sake of brevity, but rotate through those you suggest FAKE NEWS and others. The fact that you're posting on this blog means that you've made it through the valley of the shadow of death and that you're feeling more chipper. That's a good thing. (and a good thing for Nottingham because you're back on the street, running the city, sorting things out, flirting properly with the fire brigade and supervising festivals)

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    2. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, LL. I'm back with a vengeance! Nottm may rest easy again ;)

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  2. Why put a device in home that listens and sends the info out for review? Foolish for the masses with nothing more than a DV call or a drug bust to worry about, but completely INSANE for anyone with national security needs.
    The Press secretary asked the wrong damned question, IMO- it should have been "Alexa, why am I so stupid as to have a 24/7 surveillance device in my home?" " Alexa, why did I just get fired?"

    I cannot fathom why a guy with your background would ever consider such a device. It listens. To you. And calls home. In real time. It is the definition of a a "bug". And we are installing them by the boatload and paying for the intrusive things? WTF?

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    1. I received it as a gift. I have not installed it...

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  3. I'm obviously unhappy about the tower situation but realize that Rome wasn't built in a day. In the meanwhile, bodycams are racist? Hunh. A bit like voter id, come to think of it.

    And while we're at it, maybe Fusion GPS will play its part in locking her up, and Comey and... I'm not wagering the fighting monkey on it but we can hope.

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    1. I'm not ruling out a tower. The deck is 30' above the forrest, though. Would that suffice?

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  4. What the hell does Comey know that is worth a legitimate $6 million?

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    1. I can't say. But I can speculate that maybe he sent the FBI to eliminate the Seth Rich problem? Who knows what's worth $6 million to Hillary?

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  5. Agree on the body cameras.... Re Comey- Follow the money!

    And glad to hear the budget is more or less still intact at WWM!

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