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Don’t Get Caught

March 25th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in webstuff

Which is apparently what AT&T forgot

On April 6, 2010, an AT&T Inc. T -0.60% manager pondered a drop in volume in the company’s government-subsidized service for hearing-impaired callers.

Reassuring a colleague in an email, the manager said she was “not ready to throw up flags” because “it was Easter Monday yesterday, which is celebrated in Nigeria.”

The exchange was part of a lawsuit unveiled Thursday by the Department of Justice, which alleged that AT&T knew the service had become a haven for Nigerian scam artists, while serving relatively few of America’s hearing-impaired.

Go read the whole thing, and next time you get a scam call from Nigeria, you know who to call and complain to.

 

**UPDATE**

Just found an email in my spam folder from the Central Bank of Nigeria (which strangely enough uses kimo.com as their email domain) wanting to send me money.  All I have to do is give them my bank account and routing number.

Think I’ll pass and just stay poor.

The Agony and the Bullshit of Mike Daisey

March 17th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in crappy art, Jackass, Libtards

Mike Daisey is the worst kind of ‘artist’.  He is a person that will lie, straight faced, and then when caught in it say “Well, I’m an artist and I’m just telling a story”.

A little background for you.  Daisey goes to China and comes back with a harrowing tale of slave like work conditions at Apple factories there.  He goes on “This American Life” and does an op-ed piece for the times telling about children who have been poisoned and crippled by the conditions they are working in.  Problem is, it’s not true.

He never met with any poisoned or crippled workers.  He lied about it all.  Why?  Same reason, I feel, that liberals will always lie about something – they really hope that it is true so if they tell the lie long enough it will become real.

When he was caught in the lie what did he have to say;

“It uses a combination of fact, memoir, and dramatic license to tell its story, and I believe it does so with integrity,” Daisey said in a statement posted on his website.

So, “dramatic license” is it.  In the rest of the reality I live in, if I were to make an accusation about someone that causes them financial harm or damage to their professional reputation I would be accused of slander.  But for this ‘artist’ it is “dramatic license”.  I also like how he uses the word integrity when talking about a lie – we call that chutzpah.

Now, one could try and argue that since this is a one man theater show, he can get away with lying his ass off like Michael Moore to the Occupy Crowd, but here’s the thing, he also did an interview with the AP where he made the same accusations.

Daisey also twisted the truth about his time in China during an interview with The Associated Press late last year. Paul Colford, a spokesman for the news cooperative, said the AP was reviewing its coverage of Daisey to determine what corrections will be necessary.

Daisey is currently performing at The Public Theater in New York, which issued a statement saying it stands by what it called “a powerful work of art.”

“Mike is an artist, not a journalist,” the statement said. “Nevertheless, we wish he had been more precise with us and our audiences about what was and wasn’t his personal experience in the piece.”

Oh, and he also wrote an op-ed piece for the Times too where he made the same accusations. What do they have to say about it?

The Times, which published Daisey’s op-ed piece following Steve Jobs’ death in early October, removed a paragraph from the online version that discussed conditions at Apple’s factory in China. The newspaper posted an editor’s note warning readers that the section had been removed because “questions have been raised about the truth.”

“The rest of the piece is his opinion as a performer and a thinker,” said Eileen Murphy, a Times’ spokeswoman. “If this were a news story it would be a different situation. It’s not. It’s an op-ed.”

So, let’s get it all straight here.

Man does a one man act and lies about a company – it’s artistic license.

Man does an interview and lies during it – well, he’s an artist…

Man does an op-ed piece and lies in it – well he’s a performer and a thinker.

Remember kids, the liberals don’t care if it’s true, just as long as it sounds good.

In this weekend’s “This American Life,” Daisey tells Glass he felt conflicted about presenting things that he knew weren’t true. But he said he felt “trapped” and was afraid people would no longer care about the abuses at the factories if he didn’t present things in a dramatic way.

Oh, so he did it all for the children then? So he made up stories about abuses he never saw to draw attention to abuses he KNEW must exist and did it all because he cared so dang much??  Color me skeptical.

Not Surprised One Bit

March 14th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in Jackass, Libtards, WTF

But you would think that SOMEONE on his staff wouldn’t be this tone deaf

An American flag with President Obama’s image in place of the stars flew over a Florida county’s Democrat headquarters long enough to enrage local veterans who called the altered banner “a disgrace.”

Lake County Democratic Party officials took down the flag, which flew just below a standard Old Glory on the flagpole outside headquarters in Tavares following complaints by local veterans. But merely taking it down wasn’t enough for several local veterans, who said they fought for the flag Betsy Ross made famous, not one with a politician on it.

The boy king replaced the stars on our flag with his face?  So we are now the United States of Obama.
I’m not surprised because this so-called ‘Constitutional Scholar’ has ignored the Constitution at every turn and performed acts that, under any other time, would be grounds for impeachment (Fast and Furious for example) so why not desecrate the flag while shitting on the Constitution, it’s what he does best it seems.
Can’t wait till November to vote his lying ass out

Happy Pi Day

March 14th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in webstuff

Reposting this from last year (it is that awesome)

Tools Make the Difference

March 11th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in Pass the ammo, Pistol Grips, pretty pictures

Good tools that is.

I was over at Home Depot (damn them for being along my walk to work) and while I was roaming the aisles with some rags-in-a-box, a couple of C-clamps and some sand paper I came across a set of DeWalt drill bits and decided to pick them up since I was short a 1/16th bit since it had decided to break on me a week or two ago.  The other deciding factor was that these bits were titanium pilot point bits and the Craftsman bits I  had been using were standard steel bits.

Fast forward to Saturday.  I’m working on a set of grips that I am making out of Bubinga.  This is a very hard wood that has a great dark red/brown color with hints of black.  I decide to pull out my new bits and give them a whirl since I figure titanium bits will have an easier go of it than my cheapo steel bits and boy howdy was I right.

When making grips, I don’t start with a left and right side blank, I start with one slab of wood that eventually I will resaw down the middle and split into my two blanks.  Generally my grips start off (for a 1911) as a 2x5x1″ thick blank that I first drill the mount holes and then cut to shape before re-sawing and then shaping the faces.

My new drill bits not only went through like a hot knife, but I also learned something.  My old bits I would have to go back and slightly enlarge the hole so that the would fit on the pistol.  They were always just a touch too small.  My new bits make the mount hole the perfect size, no reworking required.  So, all I can think is that my old bits are actually not the right size and are a hair too small.

As far as the grips I was working on, here is how they look so far – one coat of tung oil.  I have four more coats to go and then I’ll varnish them.

This set I am keeping for myself to put on a certain Kimber I am considering throwing cash at. I think these grips will look pretty sweet on that matte black finish.

**UPDATE**

Yes, I still need to do the required cutouts for the mag release and safety. I always do a coat of oil before finishing it all up because it allows me to see all the details.

Oh, Dear Lord….

March 10th, 2012 | 2 Comments | Posted in Pass the ammo, WTF

Who thought making this was a good idea???

 

H/T to Uncle, who I am not sure if I should thank for letting me know this thing exists.