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Temporarily Disengaging Likes For Comments – Spam “Likers”

There are things that happen with Word Press that the public does not know unless they visit the forums or read blog posts about certain issues.  Earlier this year, some Word Press bloggers were attacked by email followers with weird email addresses, all from the same domain.  Word press does give blog administrators ability to disconnect followers, and they also worked to prevent the fakers from following. That issue seems to have been resolved.

Now, me and others find loads of comments in the spam folder.  The only content is “what ?” and they seem to come in bunches of 20 to 25 at a time.  Since they never make it to the public board, people are not bothered by them.

The most recent game played by whomever it is, does expose their activity to the public.  The spammers are using “likes” to comments to make themselves publicly known.  They are taking time to actually open Gravatar accounts in order to perpetrate this nuisance.  I noticed that on some blogs that I recently commented on, “likes” were clicked to my comments by the same nonsensical and in some cases, obscene handles. Read the rest of this entry

Former New Hampshire Police Officer Turns Down Plea Offer. Trial Is Scheduled.

Ian Kibbe

Former Claremont, New Hampshire police sergeant Ian Kibbe is charged with counts of conspiracy to commit perjury and attempt perjury, and two counts of falsification and obstructing government administration.  The charges stem from an alleged illegal search and falsifying his report.  Kibbe was offered a plea that was not made public, and he turned it down.   Judge Brian Tucker scheduled jury selection for Kibbe’s trial to start on December 3, 2018.  Trial is anticipated to last two days.

The 30-year old Kibbe was arrested in April after an investigation by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office. He was released on a $5,000 cash bail.

Kibbe’s partner, Mark Burch, was also investigated.  Burch had been on the force for less than a year.  Their employment with the Claremont police force ended in March.  Claremont Police Captain Brent Wilmont, Chase Police Captain Alex Lee, and New Hampshire State Trooper Eric Fosterling took part in reporting that Kibbe and Burch might have engaged in criminal conduct.   Trooper Fosterling is a former police office in Claremont.  Read the rest of this entry

Happy Father’s Day

While we honor the living dads, and remember those dads who have passed on,  let us also remember those dads who have a child that has passed on. 

 

 

 

Quotes For Overcoming

 

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Manhattan Lawyer David Waldman Charged With Cyberstalking

Stop Cyber Abuse

David Waldman, 50, is an attorney who launched a relentless campaign against his banker ex-girlfriend after she ended their four-month relationship.  He bombarded her with vile text messages, emails, and launched hateful websites. Waldman also went as far as to send a letter to his ex-girlfriend’s boss claiming that she’s a drug addict.  After posting things about her that directly claimed her to have mental illness, and after threatening to appear at her apartment, Waldman told his ex-girlfriend’s employer that he was going to sue her for defamation, illegal trespass, and violating HIPAA.

Some of Waldman’s other communications included;

“I only hope you die of cervical cancer before I can f— up your s—,” Waldman wrote on a website he created in 2014 called eurotrashroyalty.blogspot.com. “No k–e civil attorneys, no car load of your pals, or anything else you have in your arsenal will cause me to even blink.”

“When…

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Follow-Up On Stalking Charges Against George Zimmerman. The Attorney Shuffle.

On May 8, 2018, I reblogged an article published by CBS Miami that reported charges against George Zimmerman for stalking and threatening.  In case anyone is unfamiliar, Zimmerman is the man who killed 17-year old, unarmed Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012.

This post contains embedded documents filed with the court that you can read by clicking on the wording in blue, indicating a link.  They will open in another window or tab, depending on your browser setting.

In the latest case, the charging information, request for a capias, and summons were filed on March 26, 2018.   The summons was served on May 3, 2018, and on May 17, 2018, Zimmerman requested appointment of a public defender.  He claimed having no source of income and being $2.5 million in debt.

On May 23, 2018, Public defender Blaise Trettis was appointed to represent Zimmerman, and entered a not guilty plea on Zimmerman’s behalf.

Something of interest happened thereafter.  Read the rest of this entry

Donald Trump and the G7 Summit

This photo speaks volumes.

 

Former Tulsa Sheriff Found Guilty Of Violating Elliott Williams’ Civil Rights

Does the name Stanley Glanz ring a bell?  What about the names Eric Harris and Robert Bates?

Robert Bates was a Tulsa, Oklahoma reserve deputy when he was part of a sting operation.  Bates fatally shot unarmed Eric Harris, and said that he mistook his gun for his taser. Eric was restrained when Bates shot him.

On April 2, 2015, a jury found Bates guilty of second-degree manslaughter.  He was sentenced to 4 years in prison.  After serving 497 days, the 76-year-old Bates was released from the North Fork Correctional Center.  He will serve probation for the remainder of his sentence.

In March 2018, Tulsa County agreed to pay a $6 million settlement to Eric Harris estate’s excessive force lawsuit. If you would like to read more about that case and Bate’s trial, please click this link.

Former Tulsa, OK Sheriff Stanley Glanz

So, who is Stanley Glanz?  Glanz was Sheriff of Tulsa.  Eric Harris’ death uncovered a law enforcement agency in disarray.  Glanz and Bates were fishing buddies.  In September 2015, Glanz was indicted for failing to release a 2009 internal report that raised serious concerns about Bates’ ability to do his job. Glanz eventually pleaded no contest and was sentenced to a year of jail time, which was suspended.

Glanz was also named as a defendant in a civil suit filed by the family of Elliott Williams.  Elliott Williams, 37 years old and a veteran, was taken to the Tulsa jail in October 2011 after being arrested in Owasso in the lobby of a Marriott hotel for misdemeanor obstruction of a police officer. Rather than going through the jail’s screening process, Elliott was taken directly to a holding cell.

Shortly after being placed in the cell, Elliott rammed his head into the door and fell to the ground.  An inmate seeing what happened called for help, and Elliott told detention officers he had broken his neck and couldn’t move.

Detention officers did nothing.  Elliott died at the Tulsa Jail on Oct. 27, 2011, after living on the floor of his cell for five days with a broken neck. He was unable to reach food or water. The jail did not send him to the hospital or provide treatment because nurses and the psychiatrist said he was faking paralysis.

Elliott’s family filed a civil lawsuit in 2012.  In 2016, a federal court ruled that the case could proceed.  At trial, former Sheriff Stanley Glanz testified that Elliott didn’t undergo a mental health assessment upon his arrival at the Tulsa Jail because he was “acting up.”  He told jurors that because of Elliott Williams’ behavior, he didn’t have a problem with him not being evaluated.

Glanz also defended his use of racial slurs, saying that they were used by the FBI in written reports in the 1960’s.

Asked how often inmates fail to go through the booking process and lay in their own feces for 10 hours while yelling for help, Glanz responded that it happens “two to three times a week in that facility.” He stated that many are intoxicated and some of the jail staff believed that Elliott was intoxicated.

Joshua Lanter, who oversees the Tulsa branch of the state Medical Examiner’s Office, also testified at the civil trial.  He told jurors that no one at the Sheriff’s Office informed him of Elliott’s complaints of a broken neck and paralysis before his initial autopsy. Read the rest of this entry

Wordless Wednesday June 6, 2018

 

 

Home of Parkland School Survivor David Hogg Swatted

They call it a “prank” or a “hoax”, but it’s actually a fraudulent call to law enforcement with intent to have an innocent person or persons killed under color and claim of official right.

The family of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student activist David Hogg was the victim of a “swatting” incident Tuesday morning.

A SWAT team responded to a call just after 8:30 a.m. of a barricaded subject at Hogg’s residence. The caller said there was a person with a weapon inside of the home, Broward County Sheriff’s spokesman Joy Oglesby told CNN.

The call was later determined to be a hoax.
No one was at home at the time of the incident, Oglesby said. Hogg and his family are in Washington D.C to accept the RFK Humanitarian Award.
Swatting is usually done by computer hackers, gamers or people skilled in online and smartphone communications as a prank. They make a false report of a serious crime in progress, resulting in police making a major show of force on innocent, unsuspecting people.
Read more at CNN.

Jury Awards $4 To Family Of Florida Man Killed By Cop

It was January 2014, in St. Lucie County, Florida. A mother picking up her child at Frances K. Sweet Elementary School heard loud music, the lyrics of which she found offensive. She called the police.

Deputy Christopher Newman and his partner, Deputy Edward Lopez, came to the garage of the house of 30-year old Gregory Hill Jr.  Gregory worked at a Coca-Cola warehouse.

Newman knocked on the garage door, but no one responded.  He then knocked on the front door, and said that he heard the music get louder.  The garage door opened.   Gregory stood facing out of the garage with his left hand on the door and his right hand down.  He then began closing the garage door.  Newman alleged that Gregory brandished a hand gun. Read the rest of this entry

Roseanne Barr

It seems as if we’ve gone from dog whistles, to outright, in-your-face, bigotry.

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(ABC/Robert Trachtenberg)

Roseanne Barr (1952- ), US comedian and conspiracy theorist, is best known as the star of “Roseanne” (1988-97), a US television comedy on ABC about a White working-class family. The show made a comeback two months ago, March 2018, quickly becoming one of the most watched television shows in the nation – only to be suddenly cancelled yesterday on May 29th.

Barr destroyed her show in just 53 characters on Twitter:

“muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj”

This was so racist that even Sean Hannity of Fox News found it “appalling”.

“VJ” is Valerie Jarrett, a long-time adviser to President Obama and an object of right-wing conspiracy theories. Jarrett is also a Black woman.

Blacks as apes: Barr said it was a “joke”. Ha ha. It plays on and pushes the profoundly racist idea that Black people are like apes, less than fully…

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Two Men Federally Indicted Along With Swatter Tyler Barris

Stop Cyber Abuse

Imagine this …

Two guys are playing an online computer game.  They get angry with each other.  One guy threatens to have the other swatted, that is, he will make a false report to the police so they will show up ready to kill.  The other guy dares him to and gives him a fake address.

The guy who threatened the swatting contacts another guy in California who is ruthless, has a history of making false police reports and bomb threats, and takes pride in doing it.  The swatter who is in California, makes a false police report to Wichita, Kansas.

It ends with an innocent 28-year old father being killed.  His children no longer have a father.

Now, don’t imagine it.  It is true.

Tyler Barris in Court

Tyler Barris was the swatter.  On December 28, 2017, he made a false police report that he was in the house…

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Remembering Those Who Served

General Data Protection Regulation And Privacy Policy

May 26, 2018

Word Press blogs are accessible worldwide.  On May 25, 2018, a European law went into effect that is called General Data Protection Regulation, (GDPR).  It is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union and the European Economic Area.

To comply with this law, Word Press has provided a Cookies and Consent Banner to appear on blogs that they host.   You will see that banner on this blog beginning today.  You can read the Word Press Privacy Policy at this link.

Because some people are unfamiliar with IP addresses, I want to say a little about them.  An IP address traces to the Internet Service Provider, (ISP).  That is the company that connects you to the internet.  If there is an emergency, law enforcement can contact the ISP for account holder.  An IP address does not tell anyone your exact address, your name or other personal things.

This should not make anyone afraid to visit Word Press blogs, but rather, give them more confidence that Word Press respects our privacy.

 

Assortment of Information and Open Discussion

Butterflies, moths, caterpillars, a certain roach, visitors and friends,

First, a million thanks to all followers and participants.

 

I’ve not written many blog posts lately because my eye doctor has instructed me to decrease the amount of time I spend looking at the computer screen.  This open discussion will probably be the most current post until the end of next week, and then I might reblog as I return to being able to read more online.

I did see a fantastic movie and when I’m back writing, I want to share it with you.

There have been some cases and other news that I’ve been following.  Here are summaries:

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has offered to pay funeral expenses for the 10 victims killed in the Sante Fe High School shooting in Texas, CBS affiliate KHOU-TV reports. The family of one victim, Shana Fisher, said they accepted his offer.  CBS News has the story. Autopsies are to reveal whether any of the victims were killed by law enforcement or resource officers in the crossfire between them and Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the identified shooter.  More on USA Today.

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Revolutionary Daily Thought

Preach it!

Moorbey'z Blog

“What if i told you that waiting on Jesus to return is a deception to distract you from discovering Christ with-in you.”

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Texas High School Shooter Planned His Actions

A day after the deadliest high school shooting since the Valentine’s Day massacre at Parkland High School, details about shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis are starting to trickle out. And in one of the most shocking revelations, the Wall Street Journal reports that Pagourtzis spared students that he liked so they could “tell his story.” According to […]

via Texas High School Shooter Spared Students He Liked, To “Tell His Story” — peoples trust toronto

Chicago Cop Faces 10 Years To Life For Paying Minor Girls For Sex

William Whitley acknowledged Tuesday he paid young girls for sex. The longtime veteran of the Chicago Police Department admitted he would order them up before he’d go to work — leaving his uniform hanging on the bedroom door and his gun under his pillow while they were in bed.

But even as he prepared to admit his guilt to a federal judge Tuesday, Whitley insisted that braces on the teeth of one young girl “don’t dictate a person’s age.” He still thought she was older…

CPD has previously said Whitley was stripped of his powers in September 2015. He must register within days as a sex offender. Court personnel said his current residence is problematic, but Kendall gave him until Friday to find a new place to live.

A grand jury accused Whitley last year of trafficking four teenage girls for sex, as well as producing child pornography. That followed a 2015 FBI investigation that authorities said led them to Whitley.

via CPD veteran admits to paying young girls for sex, faces life in prison — Chicago Sun-Times

How Oppression Shows Its Face In The Business Of Hair Braiding

Peaches, before Bo Derek

When I watched the video below, it reminded me of when I was a little girl.  In the summer, people sat on their front porches.  One of the pastimes that girls did was braid hair. It ranged from hanging braided styles to corn rows.

Back then before hair relaxers, I suspect that almost any Black woman or girl will tell us that after their hair was washed, it was braided, in small portions, to allow it to dry and not tangle.   After it dried, it could be combed out into another braided style, or straightened with a “straightening comb.”

In 1979, the movie “10” was released, and suddenly Caucasians who were unfamiliar with African cultur, thought that Bo Derek’s cornrows was an original style.  At least a year before Bo Derek appeared on screen with cornrows, Linda Greene appeared as “Peaches” of the duo, Peaches and Herb, with decorated cornrows.

Bo Derek

Hair braiding has been practiced for centuries in African communities, and by African-Americans. It doesn’t require any chemicals, hair dyes or cutting.

Along with American Blacks, some sisters from Africa came to America and started home businesses cornrowing.  They also braid with extensions.  Depending on the style, (and if the customer brought their own “ponytails” with them to use for extensions), the price could range anywhere from $50 to a $150.00 dollars – at least, in my neck of the woods.  It’s a style that lasts 2 to 3 months, depending on how fast the customer’s hair grows.

Now, there are 13 states that have laws forbidding the braiding of hair for money without a cosmetology license.  There are hefty fines if anyone is caught charging money for braiding hair without a cosmetology license. Read the rest of this entry

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