A Period Is Questioned in the Declaration of Independence.

HAPPY July 4th!

I am quite the busy bee.  Yesterday, I had a knock out drag out fight with our on site tech recovery company.  It seems that they can’t find people to stay with their company for longer than a day or so.  I had to replace a motherboard (don’t do it myself because of the warranty issues involved).  The company was notified Monday.  The parts were here on Tuesday and appointment was set for 11:00 AM.  Low and behold, they were running late.  Appointment reset for Wednesday.  Late again, they sent a novice who was working their first day.  A bit flustered, a job that normally takes 1/2 hours took 4 1/2.  At the end of this, I was left with a computer in bits and pieces and no screws.  Needless to say, I had a cow of biblical proportion as this is the main machine.  Come Thursday morning, I start the calls from Hell to this company at 4 AM.  By Thursday afternoon, an experienced tech had put my puzzle machine back together.  A Rubik’s Cube is far easier to put together.

I thought that the 4th was going to be a day of peace.  Dumb me.  Sometimes, I don’t know what to make of life?  My home was built in 1955.  For two years, there have been gas leak problems between my street and the next one over.  The gas company has begun work on the house next door, mine is next.  Last night, I awoke to the smell of gas.  It was in the house. After checking on the hoses connecting the dryer and the stove, I found one crimped.  Probably happened when I tiled the kitchen about three weeks ago, but there was no smell until last night.  I have to wonder if the pressure in the lines is not becoming overwhelming?  I have seen the gas company excavate a few front yards on the neighbor street.  Normally, they stay on the street.  I am more than worried.

It can always be worse.  I do have friends on the east coast that were in Arthur’s path last night.  I hope they are okay.

A drone’s view of fireworks.

And if you can get through that punishment, you can go on to Part 2.

 

mcnorman:

Trey Gowdy takes Gollum to task.

 

Food for thought.

Then again, many of us have been thinking this for a long, long time.

Originally posted on Rabblerouserruminations's Weblog:

Our morning paper, the Post and Courier, had a very good commentary on Monday by a former executive editor of the paper, R. L> Schreadley, entitled, “Speeding down Obama’s road to ruin.”

The examples Schreadley gives are good ones indeed, but it was the quote with which he opened the commentary that really struck me. From the Post and Courier:

“It is with a strange feeling that those of us who came from the Soviet Union look upon the West of today. It is as though we were neither neighbors on the same planet nor contemporaries. And yet we contemplate the West from what will be your future, or we look back seventy years to see our past suddenly repeating itself. And what we see is always the same as it was then: adults deferring to the opinion of their children; the younger generation carried away…

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Recycle hard drives?  Our government behaving prudently?  BS, they destroy hard drives.   Unless that hard drive went through an MRI machine, the data is STILL there.  As horrible as the DNC behaves with their own, it is very difficult for me to believe that the emails do not exist.  You and I both know that they can be used against those that were involved at a later date for something else.

It may just be standard government procedure, but the revelation is significant because some lawmakers and observers thought there was a way that tech experts could revive Lerner’s emails after they were washed away in a computer crash in the summer of 2011. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa R-Calif., for example, subpoenaed her damaged hard drive earlier this week, when he asked for “all hard drives, external drives, thumb drives and computers” and “all electronic communication devices the IRS issued to Lois G. Lerner.”

via Sources: Lois Lerner’s emails likely gone forever.  But let’s not forget that emails are stored on servers (minor detail).  So, were the servers destroyed as well?  If so, I have another solution…try the NSA.

Everyone who has allowed this (tacitly or not) should pony up and bear the cost themselves.  That’s right, step up Hilda Solis and all of your friends who have touted open border.  Come on now, you wanted it…start caring for all those children that you have lured into this country (gee, no different than any felon pedophile).   Let’s not screw the taxpayer (unless they voted for you), start pulling some of that 401k and other annuities, build a home in your backyard.  Do the right thing, because talking out your arse has led to a lot of problems.

The Obama administration Monday abruptly halted plans to shelter some of the children surging across the border at a defunct college in rural Virginia, as the White House has continued to see its efforts to house the children throughout the country be thwarted by opposition from local officials.

As many as 500 children were to start arriving this week at St. Paul’s College, a recently closed historically black college in Lawrenceville, Virginia. But the Health and Human Services Department’s plans were stymied, at least temporarily, after town and county officials objected to the short notice and complete lack of community input.

Residents force feds to scrap plan to house illegals at Virginia college.

I remember what Katrina did.  I also know people who had their computers totaled but the sensitive data needed to be retrieved.  Those people who’s data was on those hard drives didn’t have to worry about someone in the outer edges of Mongolia using their private info.  It was at a significant cost, but it can be done.  Nothing disappears, particularly email.  I’m sure that Snowden would concur.

Read the following post on what happens to emails.  Anyone who believes that Lois’s email is gone forever is quite wrong.

Obama Administration’s Claim that Lois Lerner’s Emails Are “Lost” Is Ludicrous.

h/t the klown

Even CNN isn’t buying it.

Shameful, the prosecution knew that the man was not the killer.  I would like to see those Charles Hynes and those responsible with NYPD pay for what they did to this man.

Charles Hynes and the NYPD are about to cost taxpayers again.

Jonathan Fleming of Brooklyn, who was wrongfully convicted of murder and imprisoned for 24 years, will sue the city for $162 million, his lawyers told The Post.

One of the lawyers, Taylor Koss, said he hopes the city settles the suit quickly — just like it did for David Ranta, who spent 23 years behind bars after he was wrongfully convicted of killing a rabbi before his March 2013 release.

Both botched prosecutions occurred when Hynes was Brooklyn’s district attorney.

Fleming, 51, walked out of jail a free man in April after prosecutors admitted they had a receipt that put Fleming at a Florida hotel near Disney World four hours before the 1989 murder.

“The truth is, he’s been struggling,” Fleming lawyer Taylor Koss said. “This money is important to him so he can establish his life again.”

 

Man wrongfully convicted of murder to sue city for $162M.

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