Assisting Our Assets

Asked to create this page to keep a visual representation of the progress, I am glad to do my part. Below is what Joe Torres has asked of our CommUnity; to take care of those who help to take care of us.

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“$11,020 is what we need to show some appreciation to the local Clarksburg and Bridgeport PD.
The plan is to get every officer a new pair of tactical boots by the end of the year.
So if everyone that sells or buys items on here and saves a few bucks or gains a few why not give?
This isn’t a scam folks.
I won’t do anything to steal from any of my neighbors.
So I’m asking everyone on this page to give a dollar or even $.50 cent this year.
If every member helps out it’ll be done in 3 days!!! Ordered and delivered.
I’ll make sure to write down every member who gaves name on a blog and maybe we can do this at least once a year.
I know the way some of you’ll feel about police officers and that’s all good.
Leave the negative comments off of here.
So you’ll can deliver the money to my shop or I’ll come pick it up.
126 Thompson Dr Bridgeport, WV.
Maybe Francie Skylar Floyd can make a webpage with all who gave names and the amount ?
LMK if you want to help thanks.
I’ll do one even better if you have a slow laptop or PC we’ll tune it up for 35% off and donate 10%.
Just bring your stuff down and done.
Just mention this”
-Joe Torres

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We all know that no one invites those in uniform to their house for milk & cookies, they see the very worst of mankind at all hours of the day and night. Yet, somehow they still manage to show kindness, compassion, & do what’s necessary, all while in the midst of adversity whilst we are all facing the Opioid Crisis together.

Click the Donate Button Below, Note the Donation Email
Paypal Email: guru@techlandwv.com
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Let’s see what you are made of, HarCo!
I will post ALL donations towards this abundantly worthy cause below as they happen. I look forward to seeing this grow!

What is Most Important?

What is most important?
This is an important question, so think deeply!

OUR PEOPLE; being fed, housed, safe, healthy, clothed, educated, loved, sane, and happy all in a way of life that will ensure all can continue. However all of that iis in SERIOUS danger given how horrid the left and right are refusing to so much as communicate with one another. 

Look around, Dear God… just look around. Thank God, I’m an Independent.

Conditioning, Indoctrination, and corruption are everywhere we look. Mainly because of the television and radio bringing it into our very homes at all times of day & night – Programming. We believe EVERYONE is out to get us. Everything is out to get us.

We are taught to FEAR!! Fear everything!! We are fed that lie by the mainstream media, despite the murder rates being the lowest they have been in over 60 years; you would certainly NEVER know it! We are taught how to act socially normal by the “stars” on television. You are supposed to WANT to be like them, to emulate all they do and say; including their addictions, piss-poor morals, lack of standards, any sort of ethics, selfish greed, lack of empathy, and all held together with raging eating disorders & narcissism… after all it’s fashionable! I say no thank you! My parents raised me to march to the beat of my own drum for a reason; Originals are worth so much more than a cheap knockoff.

If you are a part of my world, you are very much an original. So here is what we are going to do my lovelies! Surely you all have some nature of children in your life of some type? Sons, Daughters? No? Then what about nieces, nephews, God-children, cousins, friend’s kids, etc. Yes, wee-ones.
Those are the tiny lil things that piddle, snot, and scream should you dare to mishandle them.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret, for years I have pretended to not be much of a fan. But, truth be told I am the very best auntie in the ENTIRE world. Ask any one of my nieces or nephews, they will tell you in a VERY excited tone how wonderful I am. I throw down this gauntlet with googly eyes to you one and all, my terribly original & beloved kin.

Take the treasured children in your life to teach them the real value of nature, imagination, quiet time in shared whispers, loud laughter, or even reading a book… AWAY from the te’LIE‘vision.

Teach them the true value of elders, for so few understand until it is far too late and the wisdom they hold can only be shared during their golden years! I was best friends with my Grandfather and both of my Grandmothers. Thanks to them, I’ve always been wise beyond my years. That is something that NO ONE else on earth can provide you, except your elders. Appreciate them for the rare and extremely dated gift that they are because they are only here with you for a very short time.

Take them to volunteer at a local homeless shelter so they may learn what it means to have nothing, and they will learn to appreciate EVERYTHING! Every year the day after my birthday party, my mom would have me go through all of my old toys and do a count. In order to make room for my new toys that I got for my birthday, we would donate that many of my old toys to a local charity. It was always my favorite thing to do because I got to pick them, clean them up, make them beautiful again, and then we got to deliver them to the charity. Only then did I get to come home and put away the new toys I got for my birthday. Honestly, that part wasn’t nearly as fun for me. My parents are amazing! They really raised the bar for “out of the box” parenting! I can never thank them enough for raising me as they did.

Take those children you hold the most precious in your life with a large box of crayons, a pack of construction paper, & tape. That way you all can draw art as you visit the HEROES and also brighten up their rooms at the local VA hospital. To learn such a life lesson as what it means to cheer up someone’s life which has made a real SACRIFICE for what they believed to be their country… only to learn later they may have been lied to and it was too late with their name on the dotted line. As your child’s tiny hands draw them as the great American hero they intended to become, in your child’s eyes they truly ARE that real American HERO much will be resolved in that soldier’s injured soul. By letting the Heroes know they are not FORGOTTEN, they are still loved, appreciated, and able to lay their personal sins aside, despite their situation, age, injury, or dis-ease they are still a part of the ONENESS that is our United States of America. That action alone will greatly diminish the suicide rate of our troops coming home… of this I assure you!

Children possess so much true power through their absolute perfect and COMPLETE LOVE; if only we allow them to be free with their ideas, energy, and intuition! Children need to be taught to think, not what to think! Children are born as individuals already, intact souls; you need only look a baby in the eyes to fully realize that! Far too many parents force a child into a cycle of dysfunction that they themselves were forced into as children – being a parent gives you the opportunity to BREAK that cycle. Recognize that opportunity, embrace it!

Teach those tiny eyes & itty bitty fingers to be grateful & curious for the creepy crawly bugs at the beginning of spring that come up from the dirt alongside the flowers. Never grossed out nor fearful, curiosity and compassion is far better!! Teach them to sing, draw, and dance when it rains outside, as that rain is what helps the flowers to grow; never be bored nor embarrassed! Once the rain stops, put on mud boots and go outside to make mud pies in full appreciation of the circle of life! Plant flower seeds in those mud pies and water them every day after, until you see the fruits of your labor of love! Plant those mud pies together and watch those flowers bloom together as nature’s  natural works of art!

THESE are the acts of kindness which will turn our world around from the mess we find ourselves!

It’s time and not money that children crave… if only more parents would understand that. It would be nice if you had nicer things, but in the end… things are just things, and none of us can take them with us. So, spend your time wisely as children are only young once, and you are forging a human being! Be wise about it!

You are literally holding the future in your hands! We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we are merely borrowing it from our children… and their children… and so on!

If you find this outpouring of my soul, heart, & mind worthy of passing along, please do so. I wrote the original of this, in April of 2013, I am only now editing to put on WordPress recognizing how much the world needs a lift. Let’s keep this message positive!! Furthermore, can we see how far it will go in the hopes of making the right kind of difference?! ♥

Thank you!

Mankind Is Our Vessel

“You cannot pour from an empty vessel.”

As an advocate, I am told this tidbit of advice regularly as I am overly generous in all ways and those of whom know me best know I will give until there is nothing left to give.

Yet, when it comes to governance that very same philosophic principle is disregarded and perceived as some sort of ill-conceived council or downright selfish. What is even more confusing is when it comes to the taxpayer’s coffer’s when citizens are having both an obesity and starvation epidemic simultaneously; the war on drugs is over as true profiteering big pharma won. How is it we expect our politicians to be proper advocates for each of us if we refuse them the same advice we give to our best advocates? We expect them to play by an entirely different set of rules as the media calls them racist for looking after their constituents and keeping their promises. This is why so very many were voting against their own best interests for so very long and so many continue to do such. Why we have the endless choice betwixt Dumb and Dumber for political candidates while our mainstream media are all shills. 

We have been conditioned by ourselves, the federal system, and the social construct that our world has become thanks to the elites constant meddling with their neverending pocket change. We have become little more than rats in their maze; the worst part is that we have yet to recognize the pawns, to stop playing each singular piece as it hurts. We will lose pieces from the board as we continue and as terrifying as that may be, we have no more choice now than we have at any point in our nation’s history. Life has become a brutal game of Chess, all thanks to the various elite and their infernal endless wars, their endless tit for tat, and their damned games.

So, strap in, hug loved ones,
take a deep breath & remember;

We are ALL in this Together

 

Below is what I can only hope and PRAY that we are undertaking as Americans:

We no longer seek to force our way of life on anyone but instead prefer to allow it radiate as a precedent so that others might learn to treat their own citizens with more basic rights and respect before sending so much of their resources and wealth into other countries. We wish to raise our basic standard of living for our own countrymen so that we can be a living representation of what we wish to bring forth to the rest of the world. We cannot pour from an empty vessel… but in time, our vessel will once again run over then we will once again gladly share with the world generously. We simply ask that you give us the time and respect to collect ourselves.

Thank you,

The United States of America

The “Rebelution” Will NOT be Televised

Journalist Jon Ziegler is the latest to be abused by Morton County Sheriff’s Department in their desecration of the United States Constitution in the name of BIG $$ corporations.

1. Standing Rock’s Barricades were breached Weds night/Thus Morning by Law Enforcement

2. Ziegler’s name can be heard shouted from the MCSD right before the phone he was live streaming from is hit with a rubber bullet – his finger broken, bloody, and was shot twice more in the leg.

3. Ziegler & one other was taken to the ER.

Members of the 4th Estate, any and all who dare to tread near Standing Rock to cover the happenings of Water Protectors by local law enforcement have been made painstakingly aware of all risks they are undertaking. How many members of the “Free Press” have you seen kept out of the country, wrongfully arrested, charged, assaulted, and even shot at Standing Rock since the movement NoDapl has begun? TOO MANY! The nonstop harassment to those which dance in the mainstream, still daring to show up, report the happenings to educate the good citizens of the atrocities occurring? Only for Amy Goodman to be issued an arrest warrant the very next time she dared to set foot in the county again. Which was ruled to be bunk, only to be written another immediately, this time for a riot? All in the hopes of sending a crystal clear message to all journalists “Do not come here.” Thank God we are a steadfast breed that refuses to back off/down.
(Well, some of us!)

In the wee hours of Thursday morning, Jonathan Ziegler, @Rebelutionary Z, was singled out by these infamous thugs in uniform to be added to their “Scroll of Sacrilegious Suffering” AKA the latest in the long list of press who has been victimized by this sham of a sheriff’s department for courageously doing their jobs as journalists.

 

Elaboration on the Breach

On Backwater Bridge just north of Oceti Sakowin Camp has been the Sheriff’s chosen barricade for months, the rule has been unspoken yet LOUD & CLEAR; law enforcement stays north while the water protectors say south of that barricade. MCSD decided to try out a new strategy on Wednesday night; breaking the very rule that they themselves laid out. They came south of the barricade to remove & steal a tipi. The water protectors went to the bridge, then demanded that it be returned as it was in fact, their property. Who wouldn’t be a might bit ticked? The law enforcement officers refused to return the stolen property, does anyone else see how bizarre this situation became at this point?

Another group began erecting another tipi where the last stood. At that point, the second crossing of the barricade began as “police” reportedly went to the south side of the barricade once again. Then out of nowhere, began shooting, granted using rubber bullets against the water protectors to stop any progress in assembling that tipi. They were looking for a reason, any reason to open fire on peaceful people. Unable to find a cognitive and logical reason, they created one; stealing a tipi. This action that “law enforcement” used, and boy, do I use that term loosely, led to a standoff that went on for hours until the “officers” would once again cross the barricade for the third time.

Ziegler was a total rockstar throughout this backwater BS of an operation, doing what good journalists do!! He was covering the story; Livestreaming (https://www.facebook.com/RebelutionaryZ/videos/10154939467348703/) for the majority of the wannabe lynch mob in modern day America! We are still in the USA, right? “Land of the Free“ here in 2017? I haven’t time traveled? (Sorry) I had to throw that in there for the WOKE readers!!

It was the third livestream when everything went to hell in a hand basket. Jon Ziegler actually managed to film himself being shot three times with rubber bullets! **growl**

 

The “Rebelution” will NOT be Televised- It Will Be LiveStreamed

I am a passionate woman as if you couldn’t tell by my writing… this entire ordeal worked me up and ticked me off. I could never and would NEVER stand beside an officer of the law who wasn’t capable of respecting the Constitution.

You will see “LEOs” moving towards the unarmed Water Protectors all while using pepper spray, using the wind to further the weapon. At the 40 second mark, I clearly heard someone from the LEO’s side call,“Jon Ziegler.” Granted, it is rather muddied when it is followed up by other officers yelling, but if you listen for “fall back” mere seconds after, you can’t miss Ziegler’s profanity as he is shot three times with nonlethal rounds. After you see his hand, you will QUICKLY understand his profanity and call out for a MEDIC!

Morton County Sheriff’s Department Shoot Journalist Jon Ziegler

 

Injury vs Hurt

The moment you see the photo, you recognize Ziegler isn’t hurt, he is injured. He needs medical attention, first a medic… then?

No Ambulances were available so they were driven – Many other injuries, across the camp, were handled by medics on site.
Headed to ER photo

 

Update on hand:

 

Newer Update – Surgeon Required

 

22 Arrested, Rubber Bullets & Tear Gas on UNARMED Citizens

 

https://www.facebook.com/RebelutionaryZ

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Care to help Jon Ziegler w his hospital bills from this incident?
Jonathan Ziegler’s Paypal
Help with Hospital Bills!

 

REALITY CHECK

I am so tired of the American Public getting things entirely clouded because they have one bit of misinformation and latch onto like a dog with a bone.
So, I am going to make a statement that will no doubt make this article UNPOPULAR with the water protectors… only it shouldn’t.

Where you stand in regard to the DAPL is not the main priority when the activities of the MCSD oversteps all moral and ethical bounds as law enforcement. The First Amendment is first in the Bill of Rights for a reason. It is vital for free people to exercise those rights listed without restriction. If you are so very conditioned that you are INCAPABLE of comprehending that, then you are no longer an American. You are now nothing more than a corporate drone, you are a slave to the almighty dollar.

I live in the heart of the Appalachia if you don’t take what work is available you starve to death. I get it, I HATE IT but, I get it.

How about we stop being absolute uncaring jackasses to one another so we can start seeing the larger picture as Americans for once? Is it even possible?
Rubber Bullets Should NOT Have Rubberstamp on Being Nonlethal

Writing in the medical journal, The Lancet, (Volume 359, Issue 9320), the doctors indicated that wounds were distributed across the bodies of the victims. They pointed out that firing the bullets at civilians made it “impossible to avoid severe injuries to vulnerable body regions such as the head, neck and upper torso, leading to substantial mortality, morbidity and disability”.

They added: “We reported a substantial number of severe injuries and fatalities inflicted by use of rubber bullets when vulnerable upper-body regions such as the head, neck and upper torso were struck.

“This type of ammunition should therefore not be considered a safe method of crowd control.”

http://www.health24.com/News/Public-Health/Fees-must-fall-how-rubber-bullets-can-harm-students-20151023

“From 1970 to 1975, the British military fired off 55,000 rounds of 5.9-inch (15-centimeter) rubber bullets in Northern Ireland, reportedly killing 13 people at a death rate of 1 in 18,000 rounds and resulting in a severe injury rate of 1 in 800.”

http://www.seeker.com/can-rubber-bullets-kill-you-1765368678.html

The rubber bullet has been portrayed as a “non-lethal” option and has gained preference in riot-control despite the fact that it was designed to be safer, several cases of fatalities continue to be reported. Most due to abuse in terms of range and location of the body targeted. This is a case report of such a fatality following shotgun rubber bullet injury, including the circumstance surrounding this unusual occurrence, the autopsy findings and reports of the ballistic analysis. Four projectiles penetrated the right chest lodging in the right lung and injuring the right pulmonary artery, causing death. The mechanism of death in this case is rapid massive pulmonary hemorrhage.

https://t.co/17HPDrj6Zm

The injuries in 90 patients caused by rubber bullets are described. There was 1 death and 17 people in the series had permanent disabilities or deformities. In 41 patients the injuries necessitated admission to hospital. One fatality outside this series is known. Injuries to the head and neck were frequent and severe.

https://t.co/d9Zx02FGkQ

 

 

Sources Cited

Amy Goodman

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/04/us/amy-goodman-standing-rock-cnntv/

Ed Ou was kept from covering NoDapl by being denied entry from Canada

I’m a Journalist and I Was Stopped From Covering Standing Rock

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/canadian-photojournalist-ed-ou-standing-rock_us_58435565e4b09e21702f21d4

Zero Balance in Coverage of Standing Rock

The media’s Standing Rock problem looks a lot like its Black Lives Matter problem

1st Journalist Shot at Standing Rock

http://fusion.net/story/365922/standing-rock-erin-schrode-shot-police-no-dapl/

Arrests of Journalists at Standing Rock

https://theintercept.com/2016/11/27/arrests-of-journalists-at-standing-rock-test-the-boundaries-of-the-first-amendment/

SPOILER: Pssst, None Of Us Make It Out Of Life Alive!

2016 has been a year where no one’s Childhood Heroes, Sports Icons, Music Stars, favorite Writing Talent, Journalists, Politicians, War Heroes, Entertainers, or Rock Legends have proven safe from the brutal grips of the ever-vigilant Reaper. We have all felt what it means to be left gobsmacked by Death’s swift & unyielding touch. Final, without warning, yet as natural a part of life as being born. We are left with our mouth agape, gasping for air as though we were just punched in the gut.

You think, “I just saw Carrie Fisher on the big screen as Princess Leia in Rogue One. She looked so healthy… how is this possible?” It makes you consider getting a health work up done. Take a good look at the cast of “players” in your own life. Perhaps even appreciating them that much more, flaws & all baby! Because truly, you just never know. Tomorrow is never promised. If you are waiting on a sign, THIS is Definitely it! Go bridge that divide, make good on that promise, fulfill that bucket list, whatever. It’s never good to wait!


Anyway… 
2016
has not been ALL bad, not all Death & Gloom. Despite what so many, even I have said!! With that, I leave you the list that I have tediously accumulated. Enjoy!! Sources Cited… as always. Share this with your family & friends, would ya? We can all use a bit of Hope this time of the year! Thanks! And, Happy New Year!

  1. British Columbia protected 85% of one of the world’s largest temperate rain forests
  2. Child Mortality – Down across the globe
  3. Peru and Bolivia signed a $500 million deal to preserve Lake Titicaca
  4. Scientists in the US announced they had detected the existence of gravitational waves, confirming Einstein’s century-old theory of gravity
  5. +9% survival rate in pancreatic cancer sufferers
  6. Gene responsible for ALS found
  7. Death by heart disease has decreased by 70% in the United States
  8. There’s finally an Ebola Vaccine
  9. US high school graduation rate at all time high
  10. In July, more than 800,000 volunteers in India planted 50 million trees in one day. The country is planning on reforesting 12% of its land.
  11. New research showed that acid pollution in the atmosphere is now almost back to the level that it was before it started with industrialization in the 1930s.
  12. In June, a new survey showed that the ozone hole has shrunk by more than 3.9 million square kilometers since 2006. Scientists now think it will now be fully healed by 2050.
  13. The US Special Forces soldier who beat up an Afghan officer for raping a boy was exonerated of any crime by the US Army
  14. The notorious Planet 9 has not been directly observed, yet through computer simulations of the orbits of several distant objects beyond Neptune to show the possible presence of the unseen planet. It’s believed to be 10 times the size of Earth!
  15. World’s First “three-parent baby” was born into the world by using a controversial new IVF technique that combines DNA from three people — the mother, the father and an egg donor. The technique involved removing some of the mother’s DNA from an egg and leaving the disease-causing DNA behind.
  16. Leo DeCaprio finally won an Oscar
  17. Chicago Cubs won the World Series – no more cursed goat
  18. Scientists happened across a piece of amber which had preserved the intact feathers from a dinosaur tail.
  19. A bad marriage can lead to an early death
  20. Colombian government and FARC rebels came to PEACE
  21. A solar powered plane circumnavigates globe without any sort of fossil fuel
  22. The World Health Organization released a report showing that, since the year 2000, global malaria deaths have declined by 60%.
  23. WHO announced that measles have finally been eradicated in all of the Americas, from Canada to Chile. It’s the first time the disease has been eliminated from an entire world region.
  24. World hunger reached its lowest point in 25 years, no doubt thanks to selectively engineered crops.
  25. In June, after years of wrangling, the drive to end female genital mutilation in Africa made a major breakthrough, when the Pan African Parliament endorsed a continent-wide ban.
  26. 2016 marked the 24th year in a row that teenage pregnancy rates declined in both the United Kingdom and the United States.
  27. USA supreme Court outlawed for-profit prisons on a federal level!!
  28. Thanks to rapid technological innovation and political support from around the world, renewables now account for more installed capacity than any other form of electricity in the world.
  29. The Chinese government placed a ban on new coal mines, created new rules for grid access, and doubled its renewables targets for 2020.
  30. Norway became the first country in the world to commit to zero deforestation.
  31. The world’s largest marine zone, a 600,000-square-mile swath of ocean, was established in Antarctica’s Ross Sea this fall.
  32. By August, every major grocery and fast-food chain in the US had pledged to use only cage-free eggs by 2025.
  33. In 2016, for the first time, we heard that the number of tigers in the wild rose for the first time in 100 years.
  34. In September, giant pandas became the latest species to be taken off the endangered list.
  35. In February, the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the global manatee population is no longer endangered.
  36. Wild wolves started coming back to Europe, and for the first time since the American Revolution, wild salmon began spawning in the Connecticut River.
  37. In March, Yellowstone’s grizzly bears passed a major milestone, completing one of the greatest wildlife comeback stories in history.
  38. Fifty years ago, the Columbian white-tailed deer population was 450 animals. This year, the US Fish and Wildlife Service took it off the endangered list.
  39. Mongolia created one of the world’s largest protected areas for snow leopards.
  40. Green sea turtles in Florida and Mexico were taken off the endangered list.
  41. Sea World agreed to stop breeding captive killer whales.
  42. Humpback whales were removed from the endangered species list, having fully recovered in the last 46 years. Take THAT Star Trek!!
  43. At the beginning of the year, we heard that Global Aid & Development increased by 7%
  44. 2015 was America’s most generous year ever, with charitable donations from individuals, estates, foundations, and corporations reaching record highs. 2016 is on track to be even bigger.

Good things that have nothing to do with 2016 but I love so surely they can make you feel better over the HoliDaze… What are some of your own go-to happies? (leave in the comment section please)

  • Puppies & Kittens (I love the smell of puppy’s breath and toes – *their toes smell like popcorn*)
  • Wedding & Birthday Cake
  • Hiking in the woods
  • Rain (I like listening to rain hit a metal roof and smelling how clean everything smells directly after the rain)
  • Board & Card Games with family & friends
  • Kissing
  • Music (Music is tied to so many memories)
  • Friends’ laughing together about the smallest things is one of the greatest pleasures
  • *If you are a religious person you are an imperfect masterpiece creating yourself
  • **If you are not then you are a splendid coincidence coming together one day at a time
  • Any time spent with loved ones, be they family or friends is a well-spent year. Precious memories are made during that time. Trust me.

Sources Cited


A full list of all the celebrities that passed away in 2016 as of December 28, 2016
Bless those they left behind! 

JANUARY

4 – Robert Stigwood, Entertainment Manager – age 81

6 – Pat Harrington Jr., Actor – age 86

7 – Troy Shondell, Singer – age 76

7 – Kitty Kallen, Singer – age 94

9 – Angus Scrimm, Acto – age 89

10 – David Bowie, Musician – age 69

11 – David Margulies, Actor – age 78

14 – Alan Rickman, Actor – age 69

14 – René Angélil, Singer/Manager –  age 73

15 – Dan Haggerty, Actor – age 74

15 – Noreen Corcoran, Actress – age 72

18 – Glen Frey, Singer/Songwriter – age 67

26 – Abe Vigoda, Actor – age 94

28 – Paul Kantner, Singer/Songwriter – age 74

28 – Mike Minor, Actor – age 75

FEBRUARY

2 – Bob Elliot, Comedian – age 92

3 – Maurice White, Musician/Songwriter – age 74

3 – Joe Alaskey, Voice Actor – age 63

4 – Joe Dowell, Pop Singer – age 76

13 – Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court Justice  – age 79

15 – George Gaynes, Actor – age 98

15 – Vanity, Actress/Singer – age 57

19 – Harper Lee, Novelist – age 89

22 – Yolande Fox, Singer – age 87

22 – Sonny James, Country Music Singer/Songwriter – age 87

24 – Lennie Baker, Musician – age 69

25 – Tony Burton, Actor – age 78

28 – George Kennedy, Actor – age 91

29 – Gil Hill, Police Commander/Actor – age 84

MARCH

4 – Joey Martin Feek, Country Music Singer/Songwriter– age 40

6 – Nancy Reagan, First Lady of the U.S.(1981-1989) Husband, 40th President Ronald Reagan – age 94

8 – Sir George Martin, Producer for the “Beatles” albums – age 90

9 – Robert Horton, Actor– age 91

10 – Keith Emerson, Musician/Keyboardist – age 71

13 – Adrienne Corri, Actress – age 85

16 – Frank Sinatra Jr., Singer– age 72

17 – Larry Drake, Actor – age 66

18 – Joe Santos, Actor – age 84

21 – Peter Brown, Actor – age 80

22 – Rob Ford, Politician, Mayor of Toronto – age 46

22 – Richard Bradford, Actor – age 81

22 – Phife Dawg, Singer – age 45

23 – Joe Garagiola, Baseball Player – age 90

23 – Ken Howard, Actor – age 71

24 – Earl Hamner, Jr., Writer/Producer – age 92

24 – Garry Shandling, Comedian – age 66

27 – Mother Angelica, Franciscan Nun – age 92

28 – James Noble, Actor – age 94

APRIL

6 – Merle Haggard, Singer/Songwriter – age 79

12 – Anne Jackson, Actress – age 90

17 – Doris Roberts, Actress – age 90

20 – Victoria Wood, English Comedian/Actress – age 62

20 – Chyna, WWE wrestler – age 46

21 – Prince, Musician – age 57

21 – Lonnie (Mack) McIntosh, Guitarist – age 74

23 – Madeleine Sherwood, Actress – age 94

24 – Billy Paul, Singer – age 81

MAY

8 – William Schallert, Actor – age 93

12 – Julius La Rosa, Singer – age 86

19 – Morley Safer, Journalist for CBS News for 52 years – age 84

19 – Alan Young, Actor  – age 96

24 – Burt Kwouk, Actor – age 85

27 – Mike Barnett, Singer – age 89

29 – Patty Duke, Singer – age 69

JUNE

3 – Muhammad Ali, Professional Boxer – age 74

10 – Gordie Howe, Hockey player for Detroit Red Wings – age 88

13 – Michu Meszaros, Actor/Circus Performer – age 76

14 – Ann Guilbert, Actress – age 87

14 – Ronnie Claire Edwards, Actress – age 83

16 – Jo Cox, British Labour Party Member of Parliament – age 41

17 – Ron Lester, Actor – age 45

19 – Anton Yelchin, Actor – age 27

27 – Mack Rice, Songwriter – age 82

28 – Scotty Moore, Guitarist – age 84

28 – Buddy Ryan, NFL Football Coach – age 85

28 – Pat Summitt, NCAA Basketball Coach– age 64

JULY

2 – Michael Cimino, Writer/Director – age 77

2 – Elie Wiesel, Jewish Writer/Political activist – age 87

2 – Teddy Rooney, Actor/Musician – age 66

3 – Noel Neill, Actress  – age 95

6 – Danny Smythe, Musician – age 67

16 – Bonnie Brown, Musician  – age 77

19 – Garry Marshall, Writer/Producer/Actor – age 81

27 – Jerry Doyle, Actor– age 60

30 – Gloria DeHaven, Actress/Singer – age 91

AUGUST

2 – David Huddleston, Actor – age 85

3 – Ricci Martin, Entertainer – age 62

6 – Pete Fountain, Jazz Musician – age 86

11 – Glenn Yarbrough, Singer – age 86

13 – Michel Richard, Chef/Restaurateur – age 68

13 – Kenny Baker, Actor – age 81

14 – Fyvush Finkel, Actor – age 93

19 –Jack Riley, Actor – age 80

23 – Steven Hill, Actor – age 94

25 – Jeanne Martin, Model – age 89

25 – Marvin Kaplan, Actor – age 89

29 – Gene Wilder, Actor – age 83

SEPTEMBER

1 – Jon Polito, Actor – age 65

6 – Hugh O’Brian, Actor – age 91

9 – James Stacy, Actor– age 79

17 – Charmian Carr, Actress – age 73

24 – Bill Nunn, Actor –  age 63

25 – Jean Shepard, Singer/Songwriter – 82

25 – José Fernández, Baseball player for Miami Marlins – age 24

25 – Arnold Palmer, Golfer – age 87

28 – Shimon Peres, Statesman – age 93

OCTOBER

21 – Kevin Meaney, Comedian –  age 60

23 – Pete Burns, Singer/Songwriter – age 57

24 – Bobby Vee, Singer – age 73

30 – Tammy Grimes, Stage Actress – age 82

NOVEMBER

3 – Kay Starr, Singer – age 94

7 – Janet Reno, Attorney General of the United States 1993-2001 – age 78

7 – Leonard Cohen, Poet / Songwriter – age 82

11 – Robert Vaughn, Actor – age 83

13 – Leon Russell, Musician/Songwriter – age 74

14 – Gwen Ifill, Journalist  for “Washington Week” and “PBS NewsHour” on PBS – age 61

15 – Holly Dunn, Singer/Songwriter – age 59

18 – Sharon Jones, American soul and funk singer – age 60

24 – Florence Henderson, Actress/Singer – Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch” (1969 to 1974) – age 82

25 – Fidel Castro, Dictator – Prime Minister then President of Cuba from 1959-2008 – age 90

25 – Ron Glass, Actor – age 71

26 – Fritz Weaver, Actor – age 90

28 – Van Williams, Actor – age 82

28 – Jim Delligatti, McDonald’s franchisee/created The Big Mac – age 98

30 – Keo Woolford, Actor – age 49

30 – Grant Tinker, Television Executive/Chairman and CEO of NBC (1981-’86) – age 90

DECEMBER

3 – Don Calfa, Actor – age 76

3 – Billy Chapin, Actor – age 72

7 – Greg Lake, Musician  – age 69

8 – Joseph Mascolo, Actor– age 87

8 – John Glenn, WWII & Korean War Fighter Pilot. Marine Colonel. NASA Astronaut. Senator from Ohio (1974-99) – age 95

12 – Jim Lowe, Singer – age 93

13 – Alan Thicke, Actor – age 69

14 – Bernard Fox, Actor – age 89

15 – Craig Sager, Sports Reporter – age 65

18 – Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian Actress/Socialite – age 99

18 – Gordie Tapp, Entertainer –  age 94

20 – Michèle Morgan, French Actress –  age 96

24 – Rick Parfitt, Musician/Songwriter –  age 68

24 – Caroline Aherne, Comedienne/Actress – lead role and co-producer of “The Royle Family” – age 52

25 – George Michael, Singer/Songwriter – age 53

26 – Rickey Lopez, Actor – age 54

27 – Carrie Fisher, Actress – age 60

27 – Richard Adams, Author – age 96

 

I may have missed a couple… apologies if so.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_2016

Proof 2016 Wasn’t All Bad

Dignity Deserved

I am often contacted when a situation has arisen due to my ability to dig until I find the rock bottom of the issue i.e. the facts before I put out an article with my take on it. Sometimes I will put out a feeler post which allows my readers to know that I am looking into a situation, so I can get sources which I did in this instance. I felt as though I had been handed a jigsaw puzzle, with the expectation of being able to put it all together… only having been handed 4 pieces, while the box says 5000 pieces on the side. I am appreciated for what I do by half of the area while the other half hates me as they either prefer to remain willfully ignorant or to keep others in the dark, which I have no idea. The ruffling of feathers is now something of which I have grown entirely accustomed.
 

 Caleb’s Deserved Dignity

As I watched the video for the third and fourth time, I noticed several things that have not yet been mentioned as I have browsed about the various well-known sites. In true to BeingFranc nature, I will do such fiercely and with the support of my strongest supporters. I recognize that this entire scenario is no-win for all involved due to how this was approached. Those of you who have made up your mind will not waiver in their opinion and I respect you but expect the same in return… it is a free country after all.
 
1. Heading straight to social media as a first option instead of Nutter Fort Primary was not a logical option that I can easily grasp if you were angry about your son being embarrassed. In fact, that is probably the polar opposite message I took from it when I first watched that 17-second clip with over 20K views. The teacher who did this wasn’t Caleb’s why not approach his full-time teacher? Why was this decision made to bypass her entirely without so much as a phone call? … it certainly feels to me as though it was made at Caleb’s expense.
Now, allow me to explain. I hear from parents regularly how they wish they could find a teacher that both cares and has the ability to connect with their child. After this event has been made so public with such a bombastic reaction that has since gone global, do you truly feel that just any teacher will feel secure working with Caleb without a concern in the back of her mind?
 
These are the considerations that no one has brought to the forefront, I hope to do just that.
 
2. I fully recognize my mother would have NEVER handled this situation as this young teacher did. However, my mom has 3 decades in the education field, while this teacher is only in her “2nd” year… you learn as you go as you do in ANY job.
 
3. If you notice as you are watching, there are two boys that were misbehaving during the play, definitely adding to the stress of the student/teacher dynamic and given that Caleb had already gone up to the mic twice the teacher felt that was more than enough for him to be sated with his performance given he had not been signed up for this play until that day.
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4. If you listen, you can hear someone talking in the background as he goes up, you can hear someone speaking and criticizing him during his other talking parts. This is obviously nothing you would have heard mentioned in the 17-second clip as it was but a blink into the glimpse of their play. If you are already that loud & criticizing, why not step up to correct the behavior of all the children on stage? De-escalate the painful tension that had been building? You are already being disruptive! Go big or go home!! Chances are, that would have saved everyone a lot of stress if you had!
 
5. The genuine reaction of all of the children when she does so is striking to me… as is the crowds. While I understand initially Caleb’s reaction is nearly that of a cartoon character because he is so genuine- bigger than life, the moment it became obvious that he was upset and this was not part of the show… the circumstances changed, yet no one tried to remedy that situation. His own parents didn’t step up for him to address the storm of emotions he was withstanding… not another teacher, not even the principal.
 
That is a question that needs to be asked by our Superintendent, Manchin. Now that was something that I did find UNPROFESSIONAL… or thoughtless should you consider it including the parents as well.
 
The group #GobbleGobble had a woman who asked this very same question, I screenshot it and will be adding it below.
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6. I think the fact that he made his Native American costume into a turkey and came up to mic 3 times and said things without anyone making him stop shows compassion on the part of the teacher. Given that is what has been told to me by an array of parents in the audience at this point.
 
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7. Inclusion is so widely appreciated across the nation, yet when it is implemented with a special needs child it creates instant outrage when they are treated equally as any other child would be treated. This is something that we as a society need to take a good hard look in the mirror about. Are we adult enough to handle this?
 
8. I went into the FB group, #gobblegobble believing that I would find a group of encouragement and kindness within. While there were a select few posts that were AMAZINGLY encouraging and kind… there were terrible and hateful posts in that group that encouraged harassing the teacher, posting the school and email address as well as posting a petition to have her fired. I found one post in particular that really said it all; it was a woman who suggested that the teacher not go back to work until she had further training to better understand those on the Autism spectrum… then immediately it went dark.
 
Another woman plunged it into a bottomless void where light dare not trek, saying something like, “oh no, we can’t let her off that easy, she has to pay.” Yeah, great to see hope lives, guys.
 
Petty people raise petty children and then they grow up to make lousy adults!! Can we all please try a bit harder on living with compassion!! Isn’t that what we are all aiming for?? That is the endgame here, YES??!!
 
9. Those on the autistic spectrum can bounce back better than we can. We fail to give them credit where credit is due!! I sincerely feel this in my heart of hearts. I have friends who are Autistic and their ability to adapt supersedes my own. They are NOT their condition, they can and do rise far above expectations of a label. So stop making them some frail label!!
 
As always, I provide 100% confidentiality to my sources.
I have heard from reliable sources;

“They’ve tried this before with another teacher previously. Only now, they went straight to social media, so people are sending him Christmas gifts and cards, parents are loving it. This teacher is very kind and yes she could have handled it differently, but good lord this is terrible. Teachers are being instructed to be quiet!!!!!!! I can tell you all regularly in this county teachers are being made out to be villains! Unacceptable! We deal with raising kids that parents don’t give a hoot about and then we deal with this!!!!” -Source Thursday PM

“The child didn’t have a permission slip to participate, then showed up that evening, and his parents demanded that he be able to participate. He didn’t practice. There was no turkey in the play… ever.” -Source Friday AM

With that being the case, why is it that Superintendent Manchin cannot simply state the truth instead of that statement he made about there being “no malice” with the actions taken by the teacher, which has only served to make the teacher look worse. Speak the truth, it is FAR better for all involved!!

But then, he is a Manchin, I suppose facts rolling off the tongue isn’t natural. *cough*

“No permission slip was filled out for Caleb to participate, he attended no practices. We had no idea he would even be attending the show, let alone participating. He showed up last minute and was given an Indian costume. Zero lines were assigned to him because of this. Never a part for a turkey, he was never to say “gobble gobble.” The play was over, despite his reaction. Children were not permitted outside at school today because the First Grade teacher and her children had their lives threatened due to this getting global attention. Manchin has put a gag order on all teachers!!” -Source Friday PM

OK, look!! You don’t like what happened, FINE.
You don’t like the teacher, FINE. You want her fired, UNDERSTOOD.
But, the moment you threaten a woman and her children’s lives you cross a line that is WAY beyond redemption.

This is my home, it may live in a state that finds itself the butt of many jokes. But this is my community, the one I have fought like hell to protect. We may have words with one another as many small towns do, might have political discord … but when it comes down to it, the hearts of most of the locals are worth their weight in gold… the others are simply lost. So, the scum that is harassing, threatening, and causing more hurt to my community – You are UNWELCOME! Your words are hurtful and inappropriate. Take your vicious & foul energies back to whence it came. BeGONE! 
 

Clucking Hens

 
As for these clucking & cackling hens, they acted as if they were there with their larger than life caustic opinions! Long before now, my father and I learned we have no respect for them nor their unsolicited opinions! They know nothing of true burdens carried by blue collar workers as those who reside in the Appalachia! They spend more on their clothes in one month than we spend on the mortgage in a year. I ask you all legitimately, have any of these women ever been to West Virginia as a destination other than a possible pit stop, let alone Clarksburg? They only feed into outrage addiction that stretches across our society like a sickness. Do they truly care about this little boy Caleb or anyone in our state for that matter? My guess is no, this was something that topped out on the right side of FB as a “Trending” story so they recognized it would solicit a large following.
 
No more, no less. Feigned concern thus feigned outrage.
 
 
Now, remember this teacher has only been teaching for “2” years, which means half of her paycheck goes back into her classroom for supplies and needed items for her students’ education, she is still paying her student debt, and she spends way too much time working as she is trying to learn her profession. Those in the education profession are so under-appreciated and the idea that this teacher is now fencing death threats is beyond my scope of comprehension. This is why we have so many who are painfully undereducated in our country… we cannot keep those who want to be teachers in the field of education because of situations like this, as unfortunate as they are…this child was not gravely injured, he left that evening with all of his digits intact, has laughed since and will continue to thankfully.
 
 
So, what do you say we all slow down with the pitchforks and torches? I am certain that every single one of you has had an off day in your lives, I know I certainly have and will again.
 
 
There is a reason Jesus said ye without sin cast the first stone. Good people make mistakes all the time, it doesn’t make that person bad, it simply means that person did badly. We all have bad days. For a “supposedly” Christian nation we sure do suck at turning the other cheek, let alone forgiving.
 
 
Let’s try harder as a species, shall we?

Logic Tells; How Trump Won

I began writing this opinion piece the morning of Nov, 9th, 2016. I apologize for the time it has taken for me to get it published.

“The Silent Majority Stands With Trump.”

Remember that quote on the signs being held by Trump’s supporters? It served as both a slogan and, as we have found out… It was a warning. A warning that went completely unheeded by every major news outlet. They laughed it off. “That’s great kiddos, but Clinton has the vocal majority, good game.” **Butt pat** Yet the election results prove that the slogan was indeed true. A huge silent majority overwhelmed the predicted polling outcome. Why was this the key factor? Why were the polls off so radically?

For starters, the Democrats made a terrible assumption, one that hadn’t caused them any trouble up until now: They assumed that states that historically voted blue would continue. And this is where all the action happens. Every polling prediction used this assumption as a jump point, taking them for granted. They focused heavily on battleground states, ignoring the possibility that their home base was susceptible to attack. They consistently ignored the warning of a silent majority. Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan have been blue for the past two decades. This election, each one flipped red, undermining the crystal ball of pundit predictions. It was precisely when this flip happened that everyone began panicking and Clinton’s odds of winning plummeted. The silent majority struck, and it hit hard. But why were they silent up until now? The Clinton campaign made it acceptable, trendy, and downright cool to hate Trump supporters.

The Clinton campaign colluded with major corporate media news outlets (as evidenced from WikiLeaks) and constantly pumped out negative videos of Trump while largely ignoring the constant scandals Hillary found herself enveloped in. In his speeches, Trump often made remarks of certain minority groups. These remarks usually included praise alongside criticism, and he usually made sure to add that he didn’t say that a minority group as a whole was to blame. We have all known a boss that gives a critique with three nice things, well that was how Trump rolled out his campaign speeches. The news outlets pounced on this with both feet. It wasn’t hard, they just had to edit out or not show the parts where Trump explained himself. As a result, the people who actually attended his rallies saw perfectly reasonable statements and those who didn’t only saw edited footage that showed him making racist and/or outlandish remarks with no clarification. On top of that, the edited footage was often spliced with cheering from his audience. Any reasonable person seeing a clip like that, without knowing it was edited, would rightly be horrified by both Trump and his supporters. And so THEE divide was created. “Trump is racist and his supporters are racist” became the justification for hating Trump supporters. From that point on, any person who outed themselves as a Trump supporter while in a liberal circle could expect to get shamed. The better option was to stay silent.

The Clinton campaign didn’t stop there. They paid celebrities large sums of money to endorse Hillary, put on concerts during HRC’s campaign speeches, all in an effort to reach a millennial base. They even paid many prominent YouTubers to endorse her, videos of which can be found right now (along with videos by YouTubers who called out that kind of play and refused). They made it seem like all the “cool kids” were supporting Hillary, and against the evil that was Trump. How does a Trump supporter argue against a pop culture icon telling everyone they are evil? …Should probably stay silent instead.

With the corporate mainstream media calling out Trump supporters as evil, celebrities saying the same, and even many universities deeming pro-Trump comments as “hate speech,” it’s not hard to see why the silent majority formed and became as potent as it was. The Democrats tried to show that passing judgment on groups of people as a whole was bigoted. And yet that’s exactly what they did by lumping all Trump supporters into a “basket of deplorables.” That palpable irony was not lost on the silent majority.

The DNC collusion against Bernie Sanders created “Bernie bros.” It’s well known now that the Democratic primary was not fairly fought. Bernie Sanders was backstabbed by the very party he was representing fairly and honestly, due to it’s higher financial and political interest in a Clinton presidency.Yet, Bernie’s message touches the hearts of many who sought to overthrow the establishment and very system Clinton represented. When he was betrayed by the DNC, many of his supporters refused to back Clinton, the one who unfairly robbed the man they put their faith in of a fair fight. They saw in Bernie an outsider who would bring change to the system, and who else was a populist icon who also wanted to bring down the establishment?

You guessed it. Well… you can’t really announce out loud that you were for Bernie and now for Trump. See the point above. The silent majority grew even more. Legitimate issues went unaddressed by Clinton. Trump wanted to “Make America Great Again”. How was he going to do this? We still don’t know, but it does involve a lot of winning… apparently.

Should Need Arise

List of numbers to report any cases of voter fraud and intimidation for each state.

Alabama 334-242-7210
Alaska 907-465-4611
Arizona 602-542-8683
Arkansas 501-682-5070
California 916 657-2166
Colorado 303-894-2200
Connecticut 860-509-6100
Delaware 302-739-4277
Florida 877-868-3737
Georgia 877-725-9797
Hawaii 808-453-8683
Idaho 208-334-2852
Illinois 217-782-4141
Indiana 317-232-6531
Iowa 888-767-8683
Kansas 785-296-4561
Kentucky 502-564-3490
Louisiana 225-922-0900
Maine 207-624-7736
Maryland 410-269-2840
Massachusetts 617-727-7030
Michigan 888-767-6424
Minnesota 877-600-8683
Mississippi 601-576-2550
Missouri 573-751-2301
Montana 406-444-3976
Nebraska 402-471-2555
Nevada 775-684-5705
New Hampshire 603-271-3242
New Jersey 609-292-3760
New Mexico 505-827-3600
New York 518-473-5086
North Carolina 919-733-7173
North Dakota 701-328-4146
Ohio 614-466-2585
Oklahoma 405-521-6457
Oregon 503-986-1518
Pennsylvania 717-787-5280
Rhode Island 401-222-2345
South Carolina 803-734-9060
South Dakota 605-773-3537
Tennessee 615-741-7956
Texas 512-463-5650
Utah 801-538-1041
Vermont 800-439-8683
Virginia 804-864-8901
Washington 360-902-4151
Washington DC 202-727-2525
West Virginia 304-558-6000
Wisconsin 608-261-2028
Wyoming 307-777-5860

OpEd on OpSec N00bs ;)

I have read too many bunk scare tactics and all-out ridiculous articles that are all hype with no facts about the Mirai DDOS Hack. It’s time to step up to set things proper.

Now sit down and shut up as I explain a few things to ensure you completely understand all that has happened and what will be happening if we don’t stop it. I need to bring some up to speed as not all of my readership is at the same level of understanding, so read deeply or skim as necessary.

A Chinese security camera maker has admitted that it was its products that were used to launch the recent cyber-attack which caused that massive internet disruption for millions of users. The CCTV cameras were made by Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology Co.. While Xiongmai didn’t say how many of its products had been infiltrated, all cameras made before September 2015 were potentially vulnerable. This has highlighted the threat of connected devices in regard of the botnet, if not overall how reliant society is upon our devices. It puts the very real threat of an EMP into perspective, don’t you think? It’s made me realize that I will be finishing my faraday cage sooner than later!

What is referred to as the “Internet of Things” (IoT) includes CCTV cameras, DVRs, vehicles, Environmental monitoring, Infrastructure management, Manufacturing, Energy management, Medical and healthcare, Building and home automation, Transportation, Metropolitan scale deployments, Consumer application, and Unique addressability of things (i.e. RFID chips, Unique addressability of things, IP address or URI). It all started with a Coke machine at Carnegie Melon in the 1980’s, believe it or not.
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The Operation of Mirai is well understood because its source code has been published. It takes a collective working together as a finely tuned orchestra to pull off such a complicated and multitiered hack such as this. No fly by night effort, this was planned, truly a labor of love… as I see it done for the citizens of the US, began by New World Hackers (NWH).

 

They said they organized networks of connected “zombie” computers called botnets that threw a staggering 1.2 terabits per second of data at the Dyn-managed servers.

“We didn’t do this to attract federal agents, only test power,” two collective members who identified themselves as “Prophet” and “Zain” told an AP reporter via Twitter direct message exchange. They said more than 10 member participated in the attack. It was not immediately possible to verify the claim.
https://apnews.com/420f59d82ee942d6bd23101b7902411b

Hacktivists are an intricate part of fighting back against our corrupt government. You all have been able to bear witness to what the contractors who have been hired to “work security” turn to do to peaceful protesters in our nation. Tear gas and dogs with gnashing teeth set upon children and even pregnant women who dare to exercise their civil liberties against big money corporations. Who cares if we have fought for those liberties generationally by serving in the military? NOT the corporatocracy that our government has  systematically devolved into… of that, I can assure.
I’m totally heartbroken (NWH) retired from the hacking scene, but I understand and respect their reasons. If I were them, I’d have done the very same.

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Don’t get your knickers in a twist, just keep reading, continue to LEARN. As always, I try to be a light unto your path on this journey of education.

The Denial of Service Attack (DDOS) hijacked CCTV cameras run through Dyn Inc. using malware known as “Mirai.” The beautiful simplicity of this malware is what makes it so infinitely dangerous. Mirai is malware that turns computer systems running Linux into remotely controlled botnets that can be used in large-scale network attacks. Mirai continuously scans the internet for “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices and infects them by using a table of common factory default usernames and passwords to log into them. A device remains infected until it is rebooted. After a reboot, unless the login password is changed immediately, the device will be reinfected within minutes. Mirai includes a table of subnet masks that it will not infect; private networks, United States Postal Service, and Department of Defense.

DontWorryIf these hackers wanted to do damage, they COULD.Obviously, they don’t, given their specific exclusions.

HOWEVER, this hack wasn’t about shutting down that which was essential to the lives & wellbeing of American lives. While far too many lazy Americans are too busy being lazy and “techtarded” to bother changing the default username and password this ensures that their (IoT) devices were infected. As the day wore on, the attack spread across the country taking out numerous large websites including Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, Netflix, Amazon, eBay, GitHub, TAirbnb, and the New York Times. But, you didn’t hear me whining about it… unlike so many. Probably the very same individuals who were too lazy to change their usernames and passwords! #Techtards

RULE 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure

This hack was about exposing a vast & dark expansion of government hacking before it’s too late. Beneath these new laws bestowed upon the FBI, they would have unilateral authority to secretly use pestiferous malware to hack into hundreds of thousands of personal devices that belong to innocent third parties, even the victims of those very crimes. The consequences be they unintended would be unthinkable. For instance, it will massacre the civil liberties of American citizens, rendering the 4th amendment rights to be prevued only in historical documents. Our constitution is a living document, one they are endeavoring to murder outright.

The new plan to drastically expand the government’s hacking and surveillance authorities is known formally as amendments to “Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, and the proposal would allow the government to hack a million computers or more with a single warrant. If Congress doesn’t pass legislation blocking this proposal, the new rules go into effect on December 1. With just six work weeks remaining on the Senate schedule and a long Congressional to-do list, time is running out.” –Wired
https://www.wired.com/2016/09/government-will-soon-able-legally-hack-anyone

I hope this explains why Op Mirai the mass DDOS was truly done in the hope of waking the American people up by education. Telling them to educate themselves before it was too late, just this December.  Entirely dismantling the Mirai Botnet could be a “white hat” hack, if the hacker was given unilateral government permission, as it would break the law in 90% of the world’s nations – states individual ethics and strategy are consequent to collective determinants, of course. Removing malware & chance default credentials would be the entire purpose of this hack. They’re primarily being used for their intended purpose (although many are sold as ‘security’ appliances, laughably) Difficulty remains in how to notify device owners which tend to vary more by device. Given the corporate media are all presstitutes who are trying to SELL you the botnet rather than tell you the facts behind it. This upcoming law I described above is hinged upon the people going along with it, no muss – no fuss. It passes, we lose more of our rights and they get to rob of more of our constitutional liberties.

It has become painfully obvious to me in the past year that our system is more broken now than EVER before. What really began opening my eyes was the Brock Turner case. Lately it continued with 18-year-old David Becker was charged with sexually assaulting two unconscious women at a house party gets two years of probation & no conviction will appear on his record so longs as he doesn’t violate that probation. Ongoing a father ‘repeatedly raped his 12-year old daughter and only gets a 60-day sentence, and I learn this is NORMAL? God help us all… our society has failed our children. Continue past the sources, I’m making a point!

http://www.kspr.com/content/news/Babysitter-gets-30-days-for-child-molestation-390991671.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/10/19/father-who-repeatedly-raped-his-12-year-old-daughter-gets-60-day-sentence-fury-erupts/
http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2016/03/01/indianapolis-man-wont-serve-time-prison-molesting-daughter-cancer/81161376/
http://video.wgntv.com/?ndn.trackingGroup=91046&ndn.siteSection=WGN&ndn.videoId=31300870

Yet, when it comes to hackers the US judicial system downright throws the book at them. Regardless of them using their abilities to help cases or not. If your daughter was gang raped and the police were dragging their feet, part of an old boys club and refused to do what needed to be done, would you not be thankful to those with such skills? I know I would. Things need to change… be the sentences rolled back from ridiculous for those with zero compassion or logic. Or these individuals to be praised as the heroes as so many perceive them to be – Myself included! So you all realize, Deric Lostutter is one of my personal heroes.

Less than a week before Lostutter’s arraignment, Brock Turner was given early release after serving three months in jail. Turner was a Stanford athlete who was sentenced to only six months for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. And in February, a student from Indiana in spent just one single day in prison after pleading guilty to violent rape.

https://mic.com/articles/153632/anonymous-activist-who-helped-expose-steubenville-rape-pleads-not-guilty-to-hacking#.tJWcnsDwP

This is a conversation that needs to be discussed with those who appreciate we, the people far more than investing in sports athletes. Not everything is about money!

https://www.wired.com/2013/11/hammond-sentence/
https://www.rt.com/usa/229379-hammond-hacktivist-cyber-hypocrisy/
http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/inside-anonymous-operation-to-out-rehtaeh
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/guccifer-hacker-who-revealed-clintons-use-of-a-private-email-address-sentenced-to-52-months/2016/09/01/4f42dc62-6f91-11e6-8365-b19e428a975e_story.html

If any of you need clarification in the upcoming months as things proceed, you need only ask. If I don’t know, I will find someone who does. The world is a cruel place, full of people who are only out for themselves… I think we need to look out for one another!! We are in this together!!

My dad called me this morning, I could tell by his tone it wasn’t going to be our typical cheery morning chat. He had a concern to his voice, I immediately asked him what was wrong. That was when he explained what was happening. Dominion Resources had locked their doors on all of their employees, regardless of how long they had been with the company; be it 1 year or 40 years.

This is a company that just left downtown Clarksburg as well as a building they had entirely paid off for the prestige of White Oaks in Bridgeport… to the tune of 30+ Million dollars. We citizens were all given assurances they were not leaving and would continue to be a vested employer for those who worked there and our area without worry. I even found quotes in our local paper; “We’re here to stay,” Orndorff said. That was Robert Orndorff, Dominion’s managing director of state and local government affairs.

It made me wonder if he is impacted by this lock out?

Now here Dominion is displaying entirely oppositional work practices in regards to what they openly vocalized on so many articles I have read across the web today. Many of which, they have downright played the victim to the union, their own employees… our citizens, us in many of the local papers across the areas where they provide services. What is it with the corporations here in West Virginia? First Mylan Pharmaceuticals, now Dominion.

Please, you sorry beasts couldn’t be anymore predatory if you were born with snake fangs and black bear’s claws!! I don’t buy it!

Allow me to explain my stance, Dominion’s CEO, Thomas F. Farrell ll was paid $20,610,000 in 2014, which was an 89% raise over the previous year. Now this greedy, disrespecting to your intelligence, good for nothing is illegally locking out the hard working men and women who built up the very company which gave him the opportunity to become the millionaire he is today. Given this lock out is entirely illegal, the Union has already filed labor charges. So, Thank God for that!

The employees had absolutely no intentions of going on strike, they even told Dominion they would gladly sign an agreement stating such. Dominion’s CEO has instead decided it was far easier to simply lock out their productive employees in the efforts of forcing them to take their one and only offer. Yes, that was no mistake on my part, only one, singular offer has been made by Dominion. Both times that the Gas giant has sat down with USW Union Local 69 at the negotiating table they have brought the same ol’ tired offer to the table, absolutely REFUSING to budge. It cannot be called a negotiation if you are being a tyrant, Tommy boy!!

So, you are being lied to by FAR too many in your local newspapers and media outlets. Why? Oh you know… the same reason that WBOY couldn’t even be bothered to cover this story!! Because of inconvenient truths!!

This is what the fight is all about:
While the “tentative agreement” retains a company-paid pension and retiree health benefits for all current employees, new hires as of Jan. 1, 2017, would not be eligible for retiree medical benefits. In lieu of the pension, new employees would get a “cash balance” pension plan and an enhanced 401(k) savings plan, which is a 40 percent reduction compared to the traditional pension plan.

This means in employee terms, DIVIDE and CONQUER aka Corporate Greed wins.
They are making more money now than EVER and the new employees should have the SAME benefits as the last employees, only Tommy boy and his motley crew doesn’t want to take a million bucks less off their own annual pay to make it happen. There is nothing wrong with capitalism, in fact, I am a fan! However, capitalism does NOT mean screwing new hires!! It means everyone can make it! 

Getting back to the conversation I had this morning I had with my father. He asked me to write Trump for the Union workers, not at all how I expected that conversation to end… at all. Those who know me, know that I am painfully active in my local community. Nor am I a fan of either major party candidates, but when he asked me to do this, being the daddy’s girl that I am, I agreed. It was not the easiest task in the world, given I especially loathe the man he chose for VP.

I admit it is not my finest work, I was not fully read up on the Dominion situation and I was entirely uncaffeinated. But, here is the message I sent to Trump this morning under the behest of my beloved Daddy.

Contract negotiations continue between Dominion and the United Gas Workers Union Local 69. This comes two days after the company locked out nearly 1,000 union workers in six states over a 2.5% pay dispute. Keeping in mind, Dominion’s CEO Tom Farrell was paid $20,610,000 in 2014 – an 89% raise over the preceding year. Hundreds of those union members are in West Virginia, one of the strongest base of voters for Mr. Trump. Many of them were forced to apply for unemployment benefits yesterday. But not before meeting Hillary’s people who were passing out her cards and providing undivided attention on their picket line.

I grew up on WVia’s campaign trails and I know the Appalachian people because I grew up here, despite traveling all over the US and abroad. It is VITAL that the people of this area receive the hands-on attention they very much deserve from the man they will be putting both their vote and faith in to be the next PotUS. They have been battle hardened by the adversity they have met in all areas of their lives and we continue to see the aftermath of the War on Coal impacts with what can only be described as a depression in several of our counties, spiraling out across our state already.

I do not trust Hillary Clinton any more than all size 6 of me has the ability to throw a Rhinoceros to the moon… and truth be told, you have yet to earn our collective trust, you simply have not yet screwed us over. So, I ask that you put your actions where your words stand still fresh in our minds. Please help these God-fearing folks of the Appalachia, many of whom have well over 39+ years in to get their pensions & retirements resolved with Dominion Resources.

If that is not possible… then at the very least, please send a strong team of your finest in your stead to show solidarity. Allow them to know you have not forgotten your promise to make America great again starting with the areas that have been hit the hardest under the elitist rule of Obama as you are in the chaotic race for the presidency.

Being Frank,

Francie Floyd
(BeingFranc)

Appalachian Tough, But We’ve Had ENOUGH!