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MSM Trustworthiness

28 June 2017

A rare (extremely rare) double post day!

“Our trustworthiness today is the same as it was a year ago, before people in high offices started questioning it.” —CNN president Jeff Zucker

Well, I agree with him. CNN was an untrustworthy leftist mouthpiece before high office questioned their veracity; and they remain an untrustworthy leftist mouthpiece now that they are finally being called out for it.

 

-Pateratic

Those who are ignorant of history…

28 June 2017

…are doomed to repeat it.

I’ll just leave this here:

“The people of the various provinces are strictly forbidden to have in their possession any swords, bows, spears, firearms, or other types of arms. The possession of these elements makes difficult the collection of taxes and dues, and tends to permit uprising.” —Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-1598)

-Pateratic

Felony Charges For Investigative Journalism

29 March 2017

Well! If this doesn’t have a chilling effect on investigative journalism, I don’t know what will: Regarding David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress, Kah-Lee-Phone-Ya State Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a longtime Congressional Democrat, charged the two anti-abortion activists with 15 felonies for making undercover videos of themselves arranging to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood. In a statement, Xavier said that the state “will not tolerate the criminal recording of conversations.” You forgot to capitalize that “s”, Xavier.

Covert data gathering has been a cornerstone of investigative journalism since long before Xavier’s birth. It has also been a cornerstone of such enterprises as law enforcement, private investigation – even inter- and intra-party politics, as evidenced by the “leaked” recordings of various private meetings of politicians and party committees where there actually may exist a reasonable expectation of privacy. That’s the key regarding illegal recordings, and this is going to be Xavier’s primary hurdle pressing his bogus charges in court.

In the Planned Parenthood case, at least in the recordings I’ve seen, the recordings were made in restaurants and other public places, where no reasonable expectation of privacy exists. In virtually all of the recordings I saw, there were multiple people involved in the conversation. In none of these conversations did anyone imply or state that the discussions were confidential – not even the Planned Parenthood personnel. So: on what grounds does Xavier, the Champion of the Democrats, find these charges justifiable and viable in court (any court except the 9th District of Kah-Lee-Phone-Ya and the District of Hawaii)? Where is the criminal intent in exposing the criminal activities of an organization?

Personally, I don’t think this case has a leg to stand on – especially in light of similar charges against these two failing in Texas – and is all about punishing those who oppose and expose organs (no pun intended) of the liberal agenda. This is an agent of the government using lawfare to both bankrupt and otherwise punish these individuals, while also sending the clear message that one should not go after any darlings of the State. They are being made an example of.

In all fairness, when this fails in court, Xavier should be impeached for abuse of office and disbarred for unethical behavior.

What are your thoughts? Add your comments below.

-Pateratic

Removing A Label From Multiple Emails in GMail

22 March 2017

Executive summary:

  1. Locate and edit filter to eliminate unwanted tags from incoming messages.
  2. Remove unwanted tags from any existing effected messages

Discussion:

I normally write political stuff in these pages, but, since the method to do this was rather simple, but hard to find information on, I thought I’d provide a “tech tip” for those, like me, who use GMail despite that the company is run by a gaggle of liberal putzes.

I recently decided that I valued the mail from WebMD as something more than just ads for their site. Previously, all WebMD was filtered as both “ads” and “promotions,” making them rather easy to hunt up for deletion. So, simple me: I went into GMail’s Settings menu and picked Filters and Blocked Addresses. Gmail Menu

Next, I used the browser’s search-on-page (usually ctrl-f) feature to find WebMD among the saved filters. When I found it, I clicked the word “edit” to the right of its entry. From the resulting window, click the word”Continue” at the bottom right. A new list of checkboxes appears. Since I was already filtering these emails, the “Apply the label” check box was checked and the last-applied label was shown in the text box to the right of it. I clicked this box to reveal the list of possible labels, and selected “Health.”

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Before clicking “Update Filter”, be sure to check the box next to “apply to XX matching conversations” to apply the new label to all the emails you found in your inbox.

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Well, now! That should have done it, right? Bzzzzt! That only added the Health label – it had no effect on “Ads” or “Promotions” labels already applied – Doh!

Here’s how to eliminate the unwanted labels: In your inbox search (part of the GMail user interface; not ctrl-f used earlier), enter “from: ” followed by enough of the sender’s email address to uniquely and completely identify what you’re after. Note that you can use “to: ” if the sender of interest sends to a unique address – like a listname – or “subject: ” or nothing at all to qualify your search term – you just need to ensure it pulls in all emails of interest for your relabeling effort. As I stated earlier, I used the “from: ” address.

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Now, click the selection box, and click “All” to select all of the emails resulting from your search.

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Finally, click on the little tag icon, and then click off the checkboxes next to any label you no longer want associated with those conversations. Click “Apply” at the bottom to make it so.

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The two critical steps of this process – editing your filter and removing unwanted tags – have solved your problem. These emails will no longer show up under any labels except those which you left active.

You’re welcome.

-Pateratic

History sometimes repeats itself…

10 March 2017

The President-elect won the election with less than 40% of the popular vote but had the majority of electoral votes. The Republican Party had put forth a candidate to win several crucial states that could swing the electoral college. The election was a bitter one with the Democratic Party fractured between two candidates.

The incoming President received so many death threats that he chose to arrive in Washington in secrecy. The security for the inauguration was the tightest ever with troops stationed on buildings throughout the day. This was an unprecedented amount of protection for any President – elect. Many members of Congress chose not to attend the ceremony.

Despite all this Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as our 16th president on March 4, 1861.

 

-Pateratic

Registered In Multiple States…

26 January 2017

As our MSM gets itself all a-twitter over Trump staff members registered in more than one state, let me remind them what the responsibilities are when you move. It is the voter’s responsibility to register to vote in their new location. It is the former location’s responsibility to update their records, removing those who have moved out of their voting precinct/district/whatever.

I’d swear: to read the published hyperbole, you’d think they’d found an impeachable offense. Besides: the fraud issue is when those who are registered (or not) in multiple areas also VOTE in multiple areas – and there have been conviction in recent times of those who were doing just that (and I leave it as an exercise for the reader to determine their party affiliation…).

Where was all this brave investigative reporting during the past 8 years? Why was there controversy over citizenship, school records, social security cards unanswered by the MSM? Why was the press rarely, if ever, interested in anything contrary to what the Øbama administration told them to be interested in?

It all has to do with ownership and control. And those owning and controlling our media have an obvious agenda – and that agenda is NOT to make your lives better…

-Pateratic

Comcast Says “Not So Fast”

22 December 2016

Hundreds of thousands of former cable subscribers have dumped cable, using various streaming services for their television. This, of course, is biting into the bottom line of those companies who would keep you in their costly clutches. 

Ah! But the greedy, conniving Comcast will not take that sitting down! Subscribers to their internet service have a new feature! Yes: they are now limited to 1 TB per month, overages resulting in (you guessed it!) additional fees.

Most cable cutters consume gobs of data – particularly large families. Add to this the ubiquitous smart phones, connected home, working from home…  and you can quickly bump up against this limit – mid-month  for my family in December.

Comcast’s letter announcing this new “feature” says that the limit and charges are “to be fair to those  who use less data.” Really, Comcast? You think we’re stupid?How does charging one household more per month do anything for another household that uses less data. It doesn’t. It does nothing more than increase Comcast’s bottom line and serve as punishment for those who dare dump your costly television service.

No matter. Your nearest competitor imposes no such limit. Goodbye, Comcast. I’d say it’s been nice knowing you these 27 years, but I’m not prone to uttering such falsehoods.

-Pateratic

Media As Terrorist

22 February 2014

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Let’s talk a little bit about terrorism. What is terrorism? It used to be a somewhat covert, violent act against an enemy population, designed to incite terror through the realization that there is no protection against it, and they could strike at will. Small scale guerrilla warfare, but directed primarily against civilians.

But there’s many other forms of terrorism. How about the spreading news of something terrible, but relatively insignificant in terms of likelihood? Like, uh, say – oh, I don’t know – tularemia?

From the CDC: During 1990–2000, a total of 1,368 cases of tularemia were reported to CDC from 44 states, averaging 124 cases (range: 86–193) per year; 807 cases (59%) were reported as confirmed and 85 cases (6%) were reported as probable; the status of 476 cases is unknown. Most (91%) unclassified cases were reported during 1990–1992; all cases during 1990–1991 and 54% of cases from 1992 were not classified. The number of cases reported annually did not decrease substantially during the lapse in status as a notifiable disease during 1995–1999, but an increase in reporting occurred during 2000, when notifiable status was restored. Four states accounted for 56% of all reported tularemia cases: Arkansas (315 cases [23%]), Missouri (265 cases [19%]), South Dakota (96 cases [7%]), and Oklahoma (90 cases [7%]).

Since rabbits are some of the most populous of neighborhood critters, this suggests that, perhaps, tularemia is not so common. It was relisted by the CDC in 2000 due to concern that it may be used in the creation of a bio-weapon. 14 years ago. Huh. So what makes this a headline today? Perhaps to keep a level of fear in those gullible enough to swallow it?

Besides: we all know how to truly weaponize a rabbit – and its manifestation seems about as likely as a bioweapon based on rabbit fever:

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-Pateratic

Chelsea Clinton Laments: My Great Grandmother Did Not Have Access to Planned Parenthood

21 June 2013

Frankly, Chelsea, we lament the same thing…

A-buh-dee, a-buh-dee – That’s All, Folks!

7 November 2012

It’s sunset in America.

Aside from these points:

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.”
Alexis de Tocqueville

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”
Alexis de Tocqueville

The Supreme Court is now lost as well. Way to go! Though we lasted over 200 years, the prognosis, currently, is not good. Remember: the bastard in office will “…have a lot more flexibility after he’s re-elected.”

Go get your Øbamaphone, you miserable leeches – use it before it goes silent. It’s time for the producers in this country to go on strike…

-Pateratic