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Coupons, Social Media and Harvesting YOUR Data

As the year ends and we look back on 2018 as the year that Social Media let us down, it is also a good time to look at the ways we helped leak our own data, and privacy.

HARVESTING HOAXES

Social Media platforms are rife with all sorts of hoaxes. $50 coupon from Costco, $150 dollar coupon from Kohls. Just like our page and share it with all of your friends, oh, and be sure to fill out the form at this link so we can send you your coupon. (Spoiler Alert: They won't send you anything.)

Stephen Murray: Hero

Paradise Fire

Stephen Murray was the maintenance man at the 281 resident trailer park in Paradise, California. On the morning of Thursday, November 8, he could see the fire coming. Before any orders to evacuate were sent out, he drove around the park honking his horn and alerting the residents.

Paradise needs help - #WildfireRedemption

What can we do to help?

There are problems that should be easily solved but are not, but with lots of us pressuring companies to do the right thing, we can make the situation easier.

COMCAST

For folks that are trying to contact Comcast, or wondering why your service has been 'restored' to a home you are not allowed to (or can't) return to. I spoke with Comcast.

Kavanaugh has a Past that not just Dr. Ford Remembers

I first ran across a Tweet from this person, and then a Facebook post - both since deleted. This person went to school with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and knew Brett Kavanaugh and his friend - Judge. Her recollections of this time are important to the conversation we are having about a Supreme Court Nominee. 

There is little doubt left that this incident happened, and the fact that Kavanaugh has to lie about it instead of owning up to his deplorable behaviour shows a serious lack of integrity.

Space Force?

Asteroids

So, Donald wants a SPACE FORCE. Remarks yesterday by 45's #1 sidekick (His VP) would seem to indicate that Donald thinks he can militarize space.

"As President Trump has said, in his words, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space — we must have American dominance in space. And so we will," Pence said. "Space is, in his words, a war-fighting domain just like land and air and sea."

Who's the Snowflake? Devin Nunes Sues @DevinNunesMom

Snowflake

Sometimes ya just gotta take a break and have a little fun. Today is that day for me.

Last night I saw the complaint Devin Nunes filed against Twitter and three Twitter users - Liz Mair, @DevinNunesMom and @DevinNunesCow. It seems rather bizarre that he would sue a company and individual users because they were making fun of him, only to bring it to the attention of the entire country - or at least left Twitter.

Some thoughts on Social Media

Social Media plays a large part in our lives, allowing us to connect and share with people all over the world. It has also become a major source of stress in the Age of Trump.

Facebook (and Twitter to a degree) are our virtual living rooms. You invite people in to visit, not to argue or cause chaos. You are not obligated to "be nice" to people that come on your Facebook page and cause chaos, the same way you are not obligated to "be nice" to people that come into your living room and cause chaos.

Americans Love Grass

Grass

Acres and acres of the green stuff. Americans love turf ... front yards, back yards, golf courses, fairways, parks ... you name it, if it is more than 4 foot by 4 foot, we will cover it with grass. Scott Meyer, editor for Organic Gardening, writes in his April 2008 column (page 6):

$10 billion. That's how much homeowners in the United States spent last year on lawn care.

It boggles the mind. $10 billion! on lawns. But there is a dark side to our love of grass ... and not just grass, it has to be lush, bright green and weed free. Turf Wars

Transcripts of Senate Judiciary Committee Released

Senate Judiciary Committee

For your reading pleasure.

As a part of its oversight of the Justice Department’s enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act and federal investigations into potential improper influence during the 2016 presidential election, the Senate Judiciary Committee conducted bipartisan staff interviews with and submitted written questions to witnesses regarding circumstances surrounding the June 9, 2016, Trump Tower meeting. 

The following witness interviews are available: