Monday, February 28, 2011

Googling People To Death Isn't Cool

I'll never forget that historic day back in 2001  when the high powered law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop LLP asked me what Google was. "What's Google?" asked someone from human resources at a meeting.  The lady had asked because I brought up the firm's first Google search case after I discovered one of my coworkers who shared my desk was featured on a psychotherapy site The Company Therapist.

Back in those days it was very strange and shocking to find such strange info on a coworker on the Internet.  Alan had given me a hard time in the office since we shared desks having even complained to top gun Mary Cranston about how he was allegedly being discriminated against.  I thought his behavior was eccentric so I Googled him to find a web site had documented someone in San Francisco with his name.  I figured someone had fictionalized the stories but some of the elements of truth remained about a narcissistic personality I had encountered in the office.

To make a long story short, back in the old days there was no procedural protocol on how to deal with such information on Google so I thought nothing of reporting the coworker search to my supervisor.  The supervisor didn't appreciate the information at all and it's easy to see why with all the legal issues it presented. It's interesting to note what happened years later when a coworker Googled me in 2008 at Chapman & Cutler LLP.   By then things had changed significantly to where Google information was accepted as part of an employee's image,  quite unfairly I might add.  The Google junk had so affected the other employees' behavior towards me that I quit my $64K a year 35 hour per week job. That's what Google did to my life in 2008 and it hasn't stopped since.

So last night I had yet another experience with some obnoxious man Googling my name for no just cause or reason.  He just saw my name on a professional forum and decided to Google it.  Voila!  He wrote back to the others on the thread to Google my name and they responded with "interesting reading" and posted a URL to a particular page.  When I protested, they all laughed at me on the forum saying "give me a break" as if they had every right to do this kind of thing.

Let's face it, this  Googling behavior is getting out of hand.  I did nothing whatsoever to cause my name to be Googled.  People don't respect each other's privacy any longer and it seems everyone's fair game.  I'm not saying I'm a Googling angel, but I don't go around Googling strangers for no valid reason.  It used to be someone asked for your phone number, today they hold you hostage over what they find on Google or write about you for not giving your number to them.

In another example, two weeks ago I was trying to sell a DVD burner copier tower on Craigslist only for the guy to Google me and write "ha ha ha ha ha" in an email after I wouldn't sell it to him.  It freaked me out.  Why this obnoxious behavior?  I tried to sell it to him for cheap but he expected me to wait 7 days without a down payment?  Then he harassed me when it didn't work out?  After I got his email, I left a voice mail:
"I wasn't quite sure why you felt it necessary to Google me or send me that rude email, that it's probably some symptom perhaps of your mother not breast feeding you at a young age or whatever, but I didn't do anything wrong to you.  Move on and let it go."
Google Gang Bangers 

I've never partaken in this kind of behavior to gang up on weak or vulnerable people as these people have towards myself, at least not since junior high school.  I can't imagine what it would be like to behave this way ganging up on on someone. I had the misfortune of a couple of crazy men latching onto me a few years ago I sued.  It seems to be entertainment for many people to witness my torment.  Take for instance Susan Fischer of www.OrCoastNotary.com in  Lincoln City Oregon. Here was one of Susan's comments to my complaint of being ganged up on a professional notary forum today:
(chortle) "[h]arassment?" "[give you a try?]" heh heh heh 
- Susan Fischer, Mobile Notary & Signing Agent

Susan's profile on the site claims she's "mature".  Anyone who writes a stranger whose clearly annoyed "heh heh heh" has some kind of lack of maturity in my humble opinion.  What did I do to her? Absolutely nothing.  It seems that certain people personalize things that clearly aren't directed towards them. Why try to fan the flames when the issue isn't directed at you personally?  Why join the fray? My message had clearly been directed towards one trouble maker I couldn't email because they were anonymous.

Thou Shalt Not Google Recklessly

I counter this Googling craze and violation of privacy by only Googling whenever it is absolutely relevant or necessary.  Did someone rip me off?  If yes, I'll Google them.  What did that person do to cause something bad to happen to me?  Yes, I'll Google them.  But just pulling strangers' names off of a forum and Googling them for no reason, then discussing them on a forum, that's bad manners looking for trouble. 

The forum thread was coincidentally about how some nice person hoped Signing Agents could find supplemental income during the coming hard times for the industry.  Maybe these guys can get a job at Google googling to their little heart's content because they clearly have too much time on their hands.

Today my personal morals prohibit me from Googling someone for no just cause.  Somebody needs to write a Google Book of Karma perhaps for those who abuse the medium.  There's something wrong about strangers Googling people without their permission for no just cause. My life's not public, I'm a private citizen. I reveal what I want to reveal and no one has a right to broadcast every painful detail of any tragedy or someone's lies all over the Internet as if they're the National Enquirer and I'm a multi-million dollar celebrity.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dusty The Klepto Cat's On The Loose!

I'm chillin today with a fun story about a kleptomaniac cat in San Mateo, California.  Animal Planet installed a hidden camera for its program Must Love Cats revealing the feline's nightly catches of neighbors' items.  It's a pretty amazing story you don't read about every day.






It seems kleptomaniacs aren't limited to the human species as this amazing cat burglar video demonstrates.
"Dusty has a long history of scouting the neighborhood for loot. Over the course of the last three years his owners claim that he has stolen more than 600 items.
As the sun sets in San Mateo, the question becomes, which house will Dusty hit tonight? It is the purr-fect night for a heist." - ABCNews.com



Kleptomaniac Feline Gives New Meaning to 'Cat' Burglar - ABCNews.com

Thursday, February 24, 2011

AeroGarden Taking America By Storm - Year Round Indoor Fresh Herbs & Veggies

A few years ago I learned about a new way of growing plants with only water and nutrients called hydroponic gardening. I even asked if our building in San Francisco would possibly open up a hydroponic garden for tenants on the roof.  Unfortunately, as in most buildings, we're not allowed to put out planters on the fire escape because it's in violation of the city safety codes.  As with most requests of such unique tenant ideas, including a satellite dish to enable cheaper cable television, solar panels, etc., apparently the roof garden idea never took root to initiate any action.

A few days ago I came upon information about the AeroGarden by Aerogrow.  I read through the rave reviews and decided to purchase a couple of them to create an indoor vegetable garden.  As was my initial concern, the wattage used by the AeroGarden is similar to that of an average wattage light bulb and the lights are automatically controlled by the machine so as not to waste electricity.  Aerogrow claims it costs under $3.00 a month in electricity to use its AeroGarden system.  Since tomatoes in San Francisco most always run $3.99 per pound, and the cherry tomatoes even more at Trader Joes, it's well worth it. I love tomatoes and basil. Basil is even more expensive and tends to go to waste in a few days of sitting in the refrigerator. I also know I'll eat healthier foods if I have fresh lettuce on hand to make salads. 

I decided I needed an AeroGarden because I can grow my own cherry tomatoes, various lettuce, basil and herbs that would provide and endless amount of healthy easily accessible food at my fingertips.  If I want flowers, I can grow roses and lavender to infuse in honey that is one of the projects I plan of small promotional jars for my notary public business.

Because you can't combine growing some of the types of vegetables like the salad with the herbs or the flowers with the herbs, and tomatoes require a special system, I actually purchased two AeroGardens. Now I don't have to worry about insecticides, genetically modified and other dangers associated with crops.  I won't be using tap water, only purified water, to ensure my plants aren't polluted with chemicals.


This AeroGarden owner explains how many feel about their indoor garden that brings them endless happiness, freedom and satisfaction.


Now I know when there's a food shortage of vegetables I won't have to worry as long as I have seeds on hand and the electricity and water available to grow the plants.  People in the dead of winter can now have their own lovely fragrant garden anywhere in the world.  


I would have loved to have been a distributor for the AeroGarden but I'm afraid AeroGrow isn't using network marketing to sell their product.  As soon as I have my first crop in a few weeks I may also put up a video sharing my experience.  

www.AeroGrow.com for more information.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Funny Pet Missing Signs

I'll start out by writing that yesterday was extremely stressful.  The day began innocently enough with birds chirping, the sun crystal clear and the sky as blue as can be only to quickly degenerate into all kinds of unusual chaos. 

Today I needed something to lighten up my mood so here goes.

LOL, medicated dog missing. Link





What breed of cat is this?  Link


 Likes to sing "The Andy Griffith Show" - What?  Link


 This sign was posted on Seattle's "Tangletown" neighborhood. Reminds me of when I had a pet crawdad from Lake Tahoe that didn't last long in the tupperware home.  Link 


As I've continually stated in this blog, a majority of married men feel this way about their wives and probably visa versa.


This poor emu probably ran away because of the geeky name and haircut its owner gave it. Link


Unhappy chicken?   Link


 LOL, probably taken for someone's fly leg eyelashes I posted a few days ago. Link

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

103 Year Old Woman Credits Longevity to No Men In Her Life

Want to stay healthy and live a long life?  There's a woman claiming the reason she's lived to be 103 is partly due to not having men in her life. Other claims for her longevity include never drinking, taking prescription drugs or smoking.  Gladys Gough of Conventry in the UK said:
"I never got married or had a boyfriend. That probably had something to do with it, I just couldn't be bothered with men.

I always eat my dinner. I've always made sure that I've eaten well.  Men have never been a part of my life."
The Sun article I Am 103 Because I've Never Had Sex continued:

Gladys said she dedicated her life to seeing the world with her sister Edna who died in 1996 at the age of 85, adding:

"We were always being approached by men but preferred to travel and talk to each other instead."

Here are a few interesting comments posted under the article:

You are so right - Men just aren't worth it! Live, Love and enjoy life in your own way...There are no rules to follow, no 2 people are alike and you should just be free to do whatever you want - as long as it makes you happy, Who cares? 

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You go girl! sex is overrated anyway.. same with alcohol. 

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She has more respect for herself.

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ahh bless her :)

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Bless her heart xx don't need disgusting men to live long being there waitress all your life

Sunday, February 20, 2011

An Officer And A Gentleman? Commander Russell Williams' Double Life Exposed

This story is probably too much for many people to handle but I feel it's necessary to post as a continuation of this blog's many "expose these evil bastards who hide behind an image" stories.  On Friday night Dateline NBC aired a special two hour presentation of the tragic story of Canadian air force commander Russell Williams' double life. Williams was a high ranking officer by day and a stalking rapist serial killer by night.

This officer Williams met the Queen of England and many high ranking officials in his line of work.  He was way up in the ranks overseeing an entire Canadian air force base.  Back in 2007, Williams suddenly got the idea to begin breaking into people's homes at night to steal women's lingerie that eventually escalated into full blown rape and murder.  Williams photographed himself in the lingerie and documented all of his activities that were later discovered on his computer, including a video of his raping and murdering his victims.

Instead of writing about the horrid details, I thought I'd just post the 9 part video series from Dateline NBC in this post for those who would like to see just another example of how these zombie men hide behind images in order to conceal their hideous crimes against women in particular.   I thought the most interesting part was the part where they got to Williams' confession during a detective's questioning. 




For the story, you can also visit Canadian Commander By Day; Sexual Killer By Night - MSNBC.com.

Also see my recent post Zombies Among Us.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Growing Trend Of Men Seeking Sex Favors Exposed

Not until lawsuits became accessible to the average woman has it been possible to stand up to outrageous male sexual harassment behavior.  The fact is, sexual harassment and male domination has been happening since the beginning of time being accepted as normal conduct by many women as such.  That is, until women obtained the right to sue their oppressor.

Men are usually smarter then this fellow I'm about to blog about, as they find ways of shielding themselves from exposure holding a woman hostage psychologically by threatening potential danger or punishment, especially if the aggressors are police officers.  However, today even this kind of situation of police brotherhoods are failing thanks to technology and the power of the Internet.

In this next particular case, the outrageous conduct came from a school principle attempting to obtain sexual favors in turn for helping a mother's son in high school.  It's rare a woman is strong enough to stand up to this type of conduct that's likely widespread, for fear of social repercussions.
A mother claims her son's high school principal, "in an outrageous attempt to obtain sexual favors," told her, "if you let me . . . . . .., then I will make sure [your son] is not accused of doing anything wrong and I will help him if he gets into trouble." She claims Clifton H.S. principal Jimmie Warren also exposed himself to her in his office and told her to "just touch it."

The mother, Dawn Colombo, claims those lewd suggestions were just part of "a continuing pattern of extremely inappropriate, unwelcome, harassing and sexually suggestive communications" from Warren. She claims that Warren refused to lift her son's disciplinary suspension after she spurned his sexual advances.

Colombo claims that "members of the Board of Education, administrators within the district and other agents and employees of defendants were aware of Warren's activities and took no action in response thereto despite their legal duty to do so."

At a June 28, 2010 meeting in his office, Colombo says, Warren approached her from behind and . . . . ..  . She says the crude gesture, which she rebuffed, left her unable to sleep.  The next day, she says, she told Warren she was going to report the incident to police. She says Warren told her that if she did, it would leave her son with no one to protect him. - CourtHouseNews

There was also a story back in 2007 of a video tape of evidence state trooper James Randall Moss received sexual favors to disregard illegal painkillers found in a woman's vehicle.  The 2007 article read:

"Moss is accused of stopping females for traffic violations where he would inappropriately approach them in a sexual nature," the release read. "If they complied, he would lessen their punishments." - Third Sex Allegation Made Against ex-Tenn. Trooper

The indictment followed an investigation that began in May 2007, when porn star Justis Ellen Richert, who performs under the name Barbie Cummings, posted a blog recounting sordid details of an alleged escapade with Moss, in which she performed oral sex on the trooper as a thank you for his disregard of narcotics found in her car. - Trooper Indicted for Porn Start Tryst- ABCnews

I'd have to say this kind of police conduct was more widespread prior to easy access of cell phone video cameras, spy cams and small audio recording devices.  Prior to technology's boom, women didn't have much a leg to stand on against this kind of status quo activity.  Even attorney Anita Hill (See Anita Hill Asked to Apologize to Justice Thomas's Wife - NYTimes)  was given a hard time in her accusations of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.  I can affirm there's a tremendous amount of gender discrimination running rampant in the court system regardless of women being added to the Supreme Court bench.  My experience is many women in power participate in aiding and abetting the oppression of other women in agreeing to follow their superior male counterparts political authority over them. 

Meanwhile, I'm still waiting for actor Mel Gibson to be charged for his obvious crimes of domestic violence and abuse in Los Angeles.  We all heard it with our own ears and saw the photos of Gibson's battered girlfriend with real injuries and medical reports.  It was duly noted a story appeared yesterday that Gibson's claims of extortion went to the district attorney's office yesterday.  (See A Look At Secret Negotiations in Mel Gibson's Extortion Case as Detectives Wrap Up Investigation - LA Times)

There's a lot more information in the principal case if you want to read more in the brief (PDF) itself.  Or, you can visit the article on CourtHouseNews.com

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Monster Solar Flares to Hit Earth Have Governments On Edge

**UPDATE** February 18, 2011 -  Physicist Michio Kaku tweeted "We dodged the bullet. The bulk of the huge solar flare apparently passed behind the earth, minimizing damage to satellites, power stations."  There was some radio interference and marvelous Auroras reported in Ireland but nothing as extreme as anticipated.

The sun's starting to come alive by sending powerful solar flares towards earth and governments around the world are worried.  The sun's entered a period of extreme activity and just released the largest solar flare headed toward earth since 2006.  This kind of extreme solar storm activity is expected to peak in late 2012 or 2013. The latest blast from Monday night is expected to arrive between February 17-18th.  Many may be saying, whoo hoo, let's have a solar flare party! But wait. . .
A powerful solar eruption that triggered a huge geomagnetic storm has disturbed radio communications and could disrupt electrical power grids, radio and satellite communication in the next days, NASA said. Huge Solar Flare Jams Radio, Satellite Signals
Another solar flare released a few days ago was reported to have disrupted radio communications in Southern China.
The solar flare, a huge explosion on the sun's surface caused by magnetic activity, affected transmissions in southern China on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting the CMA.  Huge Solar Flare Said to Jam China Communications
Back in 1859, the U.S. was fortunate they didn't have much to worry about over what was the largest solar storm on record.  Unlike today's electricity dependency, the solar storm did little damage only setting telegraph wires and forests on fire.  Many said the sky was lit up so bright in the middle of the night that people were reported to have woken up to start their breakfast thinking it was morning.

Discovery News reported today:
The explosive sun we all know and love is back! And it's packing a punch.  Late on Monday night, when we were all distracted by the Stardust-NExT flyby of comet Tempel 1, the sun unleashed the biggest flare for over four years. The flare, seen above through the high-definition eyes of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), is classified as one of the most powerful flares the sun can muster.  Solar Boom!  Sun Unleashes Monster Flare - Discovery News


NASA Warns of Once in a Lifetime Solar Storm Coming!

The Sun Could Knock World Governments Out In One Single Blow

In 2009  a study by the National Academy of Sciences outlined grim possibilities on Earth for a worst-case scenario solar storm.  The scientists concluded:
Damage to power grids and other communications systems could be catastrophic, the scientists conclude, with effects leading to a potential loss of governmental control of the situation. - Powerful Solar Storm Could Shut Down U.S. for Months - Fox News

This video features Jesse Ventura's Conspiracy Theory 2012 segment regarding solar flares and scientists warning of an impending once in a lifetime solar storm.

Coincidentally, around the time the sun's solar flare activities are to peak, is in or around 2012 when the Mayans predicted the end of the world.  Scientists say the powerful solar flares could set off many fires on earth and even cause the poles to shift that would cause 400 mph winds on earth.

For more info visit:
www.SolarStormWarning.com
There's a Hole in the Sun! - Discovery News

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bombshell Ruling Against Bankers Mortgage Fraud - New York MERS Foreclosures Banned

In my posts last year No Trick or Treat! Foreclosuregate is Scary as Hell and U.S. Banks Are Virtual Pirates on the High Seas of America, I wrote about the despicable practice of banks that caused the housing bubble by providing home loans to anyone in order to resell the mortgages to third party lenders for a huge profit.  This practice actually was more profitable then selling homes as some banks resold the same mortgage dozens of times in what is referred to as a derivatives market.  The banking industry created a fraudulent mechanism to perpetrate their derivative fraud market, widely known as MERS, an acronym for the Mortgage Electronic Registration System.

The bankers designed the MERS system to facilitate their derivatives market and overstep the legal mortgage process in claiming to record a mortgage deed within its own system, not through the required legal process.  Consequently, the banks used their MERS system that caused them to lose the chain of title to the foreclosure properties.  When I learned about this as a relatively new loan signing agent last year, I knew it was fraud.  I knew any judge who would overlook a bank not being able to produce evidence of chain in title would have to be corrupt. 

In what is being widely viewed as a huge blow to the real estate banking industry in a growing legal precedent, Bloomberg reported a two days ago (see Merscorp Lacks Right to Transfer Mortgages, Judge says) a New York Judge ruled the banks popular use of MERS, isn't recognized as legal in a court of law.  In other words, the judge ruled even though the banks tried to claim since 50% of residential mortgages rely on the system in the United States for recording mortgages, that doesn't make it legal.  U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert E. Grossman in Central Islip New York wrote:
“MERS and its partners made the decision to create and operate under a business model that was designed in large part to avoid the requirements of the traditional mortgage-recording process,” Grossman wrote. “The court does not accept the argument that because MERS may be involved with 50 percent of all residential mortgages in the country, that is reason enough for this court to turn a blind eye to the fact that this process does not comply with the law.” - Bloomberg
"Don’t come around here no more, is basically the message to MERS,” said April Charney, a senior attorney with Jacksonville Area Legal Aid in Jacksonville, Florida. “The judge basically deconstructed MERS and said there’s no possible way in any case you can come in and show you have this appropriate proper status to transfer the note.” -Bloomberg

Judge Grossman continued:
“MERS’s position that it can be both the mortgagee and an agent of the mortgagee is absurd, at best.”
I immediately saw how illegal MERS was when I learned about it.  I knew any judge who would overlook this bankers fraud scheme would have to be corrupt.  There have been judges who have overlooked the MERS system issues, but more judges are ruling against it and this latest ruling is being recognized as "huge" by many other bloggers. The fact Bloomberg didn't ignore it is also significant since it's a pro financial institution media outlet.

In anticipating the ruling, Merscorp, Inc.'s CEO RK Arnold resigned in late January, 2010. (see MERS CEO to Leave Company - Wall Street Journal)  Arnold knew what was coming because he lawyers must have given him a heads up.  Anyone who knows the law can instantly recognize MERS is unlawful and nothing more than a fraudulent bankers' scheme to make huge profits on the mortgage derivatives market. It's really a no brainer. 

I hope the people who were being foreclosed on by banks unlawfully can now keep their homes and not even have to pay another cent to these criminal banks.  The question is, when people learn their banks can't prove they own their mortgages, will they simply stop paying their mortgage?  I think they should get a good real property lawyer on it right away.  It will certainly be interesting to see how this mortgage fraud crisis all unfolds over the next few months. 

There is a possibility that our corrupt politicians in Congress could step in and save these banks from losing these properties.  We also have what many believe is a corrupt and highly political Supreme Court (e.g. ruled for corporate campaign contributions) that could overrule these lower courts should the banks take it that far.

Now if only judges would allow us all to dump the Federal Reserve, another banker fraud scheme. The law was slipped through under the Federal Reserve Act in 1913 while much of the Congress was on holiday vacation.  President Woodrow Wilson later damned himself for allowing the Act to pass.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Dickipedia - A Wiki Of Dicks For Valentine's Day

There seems to be a growing trend lately of men making utter fools of themselves, many of high political stature, over women.  I began to really take notice of the trend a few days ago with the hilarious Craigslist Congressman incident.  It was like something out of The Onion, too unbelievable to be true.  How could a married politician be so dumb to send an email under his real name on Craigslist to a woman asking to exchange photos?  The infamous hilarious Craigslist photo had multitudes laughing around the country.
"Christopher Lee, a married Republican, gets himself re-elected as a congressman and — because he evidently isn’t busy enough –  goes wandering through Craigslist’s classified ads. Topless Congressman Sets Record for Disgrace 'Is the 3-minute Scandal Far Off'? - The National Post"

"Lee experienced his fall from grace in a single afternoon, undone at the speed of the digital age. At lunchtime Wednesday, he was an obscure but promising second-term congressman. Then, at 2:33 p.m., the Web site Gawker posted an alleged e-mail exchange between a man who used Lee’s name – but identified himself as a divorced lobbyist – and an unidentified woman. Gawker reported that the two had met through the personals section of Craigslist. - Washington Post blog"
Speaker of the house John Boehner said "Christopher made the right decision to resign."  

Speaking of John Boehner, a story recently broke he may also be under scrutiny for stupid activities with women.  Just a few days ago an article, Sex Scandal Might Bring Down John Boehner, cited the New York Times conducting an investigation into alleged affairs on his wife:
"Capitol Hill insiders and political bloggers have been buzzing about an upcoming New York Times probe–detailing an alleged affair that the 61-year-old married father of two had with pretty Washington lobbyist LISBETH LYONS."
You can find additional info on John Boehner on the Dickipedia website here.

Last year, many people heard about Mel Gibson's screw up with his former girlfriend thanks to the rather graphic voice mail messages of his tantrums about wanting blow jobs in jacuzzis and other multiple complaints.  I bet many of these people didn't know Mel's since been added to the Dickipedia website.  Here's a few quotes from the dicki wiki site:
"Mel Gibson began making the odd Tom Cruise-ian metamorphosis from hunk to kook with his birth on January 3, 1956. He shares this birthday with J.R.R. Tolkien and the crappier of the two Manning brothers currently playing quarterback in the NFL.

Interestingly enough, Gibson is not originally from the Land Down Under. He was actually born in Peekskill, New York, which means that Gibson cannot ever be deported no matter how much racial turmoil he incites or how many Lethal Weapon sequels he decides to make.

The sixth of 11 children, Mel is the son of noted dick Holocaust denier Hutton Gibson, author of such nutburger religious screeds as The Enemy is Here! It was Hutton who moved the family to Australia in the late 1960s, with proceeds he won as a champion on Jeopardy! True story. One can only imagine the impact on cinematic history had the elder Gibson failed to phrase the answer in the form of a question. - Mel Gibson Dickipedia Entry"
Also see my Mel Gibson post Best Mel Gibson Rant Videos

 On Sunday, thousands of angry women protest against Prime Minister Berlusconi's behavior towards women. The pink protester's sign may be out of respect for Valentine's Day.

Then across the continent, this morning I woke up to news thousands of women across Italy are protesting their Prime Minister Berlusconi's alleged behavior toward women under the slogan "Italy's Not a Brothel".

Yesterday thousands of women protested in 200 cities across Italy against the Prime Minister's Dickipedia worthy behavior with 18 year old girls.

At the end of the day it was reported Berlusconi was hit in the face after an attacker hurled a statuette at the Italian Premier.  Berlusconi suffered a broken nose, broken teeth and bloodied mouth. Happy Valentine's Day idiot! (See Berlusconi Bloodied By Hurled Statuette- MSNBC.com)

In other dick  news:
Wild Oats Founder Arrested in Child Prostitution Sting

For more on dicks, visit www.Dickipedia.org, a Wiki of Dicks
Officer Steve Eberhard
Officer Ken Greco
Captain Mike Tracy
Officer Ronald Gerke

Sunday, February 13, 2011

An Anti-Valentine's Day Movement's Growing

As I said in my previous post, Valentine's Day's Nearing - What Does it Really Mean?, Valentine's Day is fun when you're a kid in elementary school with all the great candy and sharing.  When you've had a few Valentine's Days under your belt, the alleged special day of romance becomes cliche for many people in ad nauseam.  Until this blog, I've ignored the day for many years since it largely means nothing to me personally.  I can't remember the last time I gave any attention to this day other than laughing at guys I've seen around San Francisco carrying one rose to bring to what would surely be an underwhelmed girlfriend (gay men wouldn't put up with one lousy $2.00 rose).

The Internet has revealed many other people share the same sentiments of this day as I do.  In Are You Part of the Anti-Valentine's Day Movement?, a writer listed anti establishment activities some partake in each year:
  • No anti-Valentine’s Day activist should be without the Anti-Valentine’s Handbook (available at amazon.com). This pocket-sized manifest includes a list of the best movies for a night alone, anti-Valentine’s Day recipes, “worst date” stories and other ideas to help you avoid the heartache of Feb. 14.
     
  • Throw an Anti-valentine's Day Party. Invite guests to wear black and decorate with dead flowers. Find anti-Valentine’s Day party ideas here.
  • Find bromance:  Get your buddies in touch with their “bromantic” side with these ideas for a "bromantic" night out.
  • Attend the Shred Your Ex and Find Your Next Party
    The Bottom Line in Washington, D.C. is having a Valentine’s Day Bash like no other. On Saturday, Feb. 12, bring your old photos, cards or notes from you ex and put them through the shredder.
  • Play break-up scrabble: only use words that represent insulting names for exes.
  • Make voodoo dolls of ex-boyfriends and girlfriends, then toss them out the window or throw them in the fireplace. (See my recent post When The Evil So Thrive, Voodoo em!)
  • Wait for the marked down chocolate on Feb. 15!
As for these poor souls who have had ex-boyfriends or husbands, at least I don't have to deal with that part of life at all.  Instead, over the years I've had to deal with nosy employers, roommates, cyber stalkers and authoritarian strangers who have tried their hardest to break into my personal life over the years.  I haven't had a boyfriend since the early 1980's and, had it not been for all the discrimination and harassment that comes along with it, would have been just fine and happy without one.

The fact is I've been harassed and tormented for not having a boyfriend and/or husband for many years now.  The amount of humiliation men have created for me is equal to the number of years I've provided ZERO emotional support for their sick misguided species.  I don't want a boyfriend, and it's clear to me platonic guy/girl friendships don't work.  I tried just to be friends with guys and treated them nicely. They expected more than friendship so I dumped them all.

Never again. I'm part of the movement.

My other related posts:

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Latest Lash Extension Craze

I've seen it all now. Here's a sample of the latest lash extension craze.

Artist Jessica Harrison takes dead flies legs and attaches them onto the eye for what she aptly called ‘flylashes.' The inventive looking false eyelashes are sort of on the grosser side of beauty. The crooked and bent lashes are glued onto the eye and are meant to look like luscious eyelashes. (Link)
Created by Soomi Park, the LED Eyelash project is brought into the world from a simple question: Why do women want larger and bigger eyes? Sometimes, the desire for bigger eyes can become almost obsessive, and many women opt for plastic surgery in order to make their dream come true. Soomi calls this, the fetish of Big Eyes.

LED Eyelash is a clever product that speaks to many women's desire for bigger eyes. It features an inclination sensor with mercury to turn on and/or off. The sensor can perceive the movements of the pupil in the eyes and eyelids. If you wear it and move your head, LED Eyelash will flicker following your movements. It is as simple to use as wearing false eyelashes and as easy to remove as taking off a piece of jewelry. (Link)


Created by Paperself, these paper eyelashes are inspired by the art of Chinese paper-cutting, blending an element of traditional culture with contemporary design. Intricately cut and delicately pretty, these eyelashes are available in eleven different styles, each infused with symbolic meaning rooted in Chinese culture.  (Link)
 Created for the London Edge event in September 2008, these UV-Lashes were designed by Manic Panic N.Y.C., an alternative cosmetic brand founded by sister's Tish and Snooky, singers in the original Blondie line up.  (Link)
These eyelashes are made of long untrimmed real feathers. (Link 1 | Link 2 | Link 3)

These artificial lashes are inspired by the boring paperclips we often neglect and overlook. The famous duo Viktor & Rolf have created three pairs of this fake extensions. So, after all, paper clips are not so useless when it comes to fashion.  (Link)



Shu Uemura Neo Reflector eyelashes are inspired by an architectural approach of future fashion. These elegant, silver coated lashes softly sparkle with moon shape; sequins dimensional design with mirror shine effect for outstanding cyber-chic eyes. (Link)

 For my lash story I wanted to do something unique using sunflower petals as lashes" said Troy Jensen, the creator of these petal eyelashes. He created this fake eyelashes for a photoshoot in 2010. In his blog, he wrote the steps he followed for making the petal eyelashes and also how he prepared the model.  (Link)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Unprecedented Call of All U.S. Ambassadors Back to United States

Many Americans are unaware due to a media blackout, but on Friday February 4, 2011, an unprecedented meeting took place called by Hillary Clinton to all U.S. Ambassadors.  Politico.com reported:

Ambassadors from almost all 260 U.S. embassies, consulates and other posts in more than 180 countries are expected to convene at the State Department for what’s being billed as the first meeting of its kind."

A U.S. State Department website press release dated February 1, 2011 and another stated:

"Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton convened the first ever Global Chiefs of Mission Conference. This will be the first time U.S. Ambassadors will gather from around the world simultaneously."

As one can imagine, all kinds of theories are floating around as to what the meeting was about.  Some ideas include dollar currency devaluation, prearrange settling the debt score between nations prior to a new world currency roll-out and new severely damaging Wikileakes about to release.

There's a guy named Contact 2 who conducted a conference call claiming it's about revaluation of world currencies-fed reserve notes to be replaced by US treasury notes and that the Dinar will be the currency of oil that's all orchestrated by the Chinese.  If you'd like to listen to this serious teleconference phone call, here's a link.

Here are a few interesting comments I pulled from various sources from the Internet among those trying to figure out what this meeting's all about:

This is a clearly a signal that the some real shit is about to hit the fan!

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This is worth paying attention to. You don't haul all those top people back to the home base unless there is something earth-shattering that is about to happen. With that many people in attendance, there will no doubt be leaks and we'll be paying close attention 


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There is a lot of chat all over the web about the possibility of this being an opportunity for a preemptive nuclear strike, which is why all the ambassadors were recalled.
Where were your warships deployed to the other day?


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China is going to devalue the dollar as they believe that 2012 is a real thing. They are buying up our wheat and corn to insure that their elites will be eating ..... while the rest of the world is starving. "Good to be the king"(Mel Brooks- History of the World)

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I would anticipate a red flag event and preemptive nuclear first strike prior to mid April. The Rome/London/Washington power block is not about to allow a challenge to their power. Their will be an exchange of weapons but it will be cut short for a time. Probably in the region of the Euphrates. Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Iran are all possible. Store food/water/etc.


The fact it was a media blackout is interesting since our government shouldn't be hiding anything of this nature.  The media is largely controlled by government interests these days so it's worth noting when something of this magnitude is largely overlooked.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Super Gran Vigilante Saves Day As Pitiful Cops Went Missing

As a follow-up to my last post Huge Payoffs to Police Brass in San Francisco Infuriate Tax Payers, who needs arrogant, ineffective lazy cops when humanity's got its very own 71 year old Super Gran to save the day?  This is a must see video of an elderly lady in North Hampton London sprinting across the street to beat back five hoodlums trying to bust into a gem store in broad daylight.  I've never seen anything like this in my entire life!  It's reminiscent of Laugh-In comedy show's Ruth Buzzi and her hand bag antics.



Who needs idiot cops when Super Granny's, got a handle on things?

Eerily similar to Super Gran's style, this is a 1970's comedy Laugh-In clip of  comedian Ruth Buzzi swinging her handbag to beat back the infamous old man and various celebrities at roasts for Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and others.

Granny Ann Timson, 71, meant business and got the job done unlike so many lazy ass overpaid police officers at the SFPD who do things for political gain and harass good citizens over nonsensical things.  Let's hope Super Gran gets some retirement benefits out of this heroic intervention.  Note that Super Gran happens to be wearing red just in time for Valentine's Day!

Grandmother Ann Timson, 71, Vigilante Walloped Armed Gems Raiders with her Handbag - The Sun

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Huge Payoffs to Police Brass in San Francisco Infuriate Tax Payers

In this scary economic climate of the State of California being broke and nearly bankrupt, tax payers in San Francisco are steaming mad after learning in yesterday's SFGate.com's  Matier & Ross columnists article that the outgoing police brass are set to receive enormous pensions for life after receiving huge severance packages. 

What first angered people was when they learned the former Police Chief Heather Fong, who retired in 2009, received $303,653 in unused vacation, sick and comp time.  Needless to say, many article comments questioned why there wasn't any cap placed on sick time as in the private sector. The real clincher though was when tax payers learned Fong would be receiving a whopping $229,500 a year pension for life. In the article's comment section  people were threatening to storm City Hall with pitch forks while others ripped Ms. Fong apart calling her a criminal.

I thought I'd post a few of the comments after San Franciscans learned Ms. Fong will be receiving millions of dollars in her pension should she live a normal lifespan. 
This is totally disgusting. Heather Fong should be ashamed of herself for taking the money. She was a lousy police chief who got the position by politics and not by merit. No wonder the City budget is in the deep red. City top management are way over paid.
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Disgusting is certainly the appropriate word. How about a few thousand people show up at city hall this afternoon and raise hell about this. What we need is a Facebook and Tweet based process to getting people out on the street in response to this sort of outrage.
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These people think their actions are harmless "gaming the system" and taking money from a faceless state and city government. The problem is that they are stealing from the poor, elderly,sick people who need these funds to survive. They are stealing the education from our children. They are stealing the future from all of us. They should be considered criminals because that is what they are.
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Now that "we the people" are officially working for the government I guess somehow as Jennifer Johnson ( I love it another department spokesperson this time from HR ) can explain how it is now legally justifiable for the taxpayer to be absolutely robbed blind due to it being "mandatory under state law".

OK kids here is the bottom line. You no longer need a gun to rob. Simply become a civil servant and you can again rob, steal and cheat to your hearts' content due to it being "mandatory under state law".

OK so how about giving us the poor working class some insight into how this all came to be "mandatory under state laws". Was this "law" something that was voted on???

What elected officials and it goes without being said which unions were pushing to establish "laws" that provided civil servants with the ability to get rich for life?

When did this become "law"??

Did those that pushed for these unbelievable just the opposite of capitalism laws receive political campaign contributions from the likes of SFPD, SDFD, SEIU, etc.?

Dig a little deeper and let us know who decided that to make "mandatory under state law" that civil servants could rob and steal.
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That's disgusting. That's like winning the lottery. Many people with a master's degree or advanced carpentry skills will only make $40k/yr in most other states. $400,000 is enough to hire 10 people.
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Chief Fong quit at age 54, so she should be collecting this pension for 30-40 years!!!! But an examination of the numbers is even more revealing. Her base pay, divided by 2080 hours/year yields an hourly pay of $90/hr. Divide that into her unused vacation payout and it comes out to 3370 hours of pay, or 421 days of accrued vacation. Assuming that she gets 3 weeks vacation per year, that means she accrued vacation and didn't take any vacation for 28 years!!!! This is a ludicrous and blatant and unnecessary attack on taxpayers and there should be a monumental revolt against this insanity. Thanks to Matier and Ross for continuing to expose this kind of GREED. It isn't just confined to Wall Street.
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These city employees are outright stealing from the taxpaying public. These people are no better than the Madoff conspirators. If they cannot be arrested & I know that is the case, then these lowlifes should never ever be allowed back into San Francisco for any reason, publicly scorned forever and held up to the new lawmakers as the reason this public service system is thoroughly and completely corrupt.
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These public employee payouts are just this side of criminal, yet we do nothing to stop them

It appears a few of these tax payers seem to have just had their eyes opened feeling they've been burned.  I've known it for years.  Those in the legal profession, attorneys in particular, learn how to steal money lawfully from clients.  Stealing from tax payers is the easiest crime of all and these politicians cover for one another as do the police and judges. It's all nothing but a business.

S.F. Police Brass Cash In On Way Out - SF Gate.com

Monday, February 7, 2011

People Who Couldn't Wait to Win the Lotto - Part 3

This post is a continuation of a multi-part series on employee embezzlement of employers as listed on the Fraud Talk blog. As usual, most of these stories are about women.  For those without photos, it's only because none are yet available. 


It's so sad to see such a relatively young woman has ruined her future as disclosed in the following fraud story. 


Louisiana Bank Employee Charged with Embezzling $280K From Elderly Customer Accounts

Brandy Rogers, 31, of New Iberia, Louisiana, has been arrested and charged with embezzling some $280,000 from elderly customer accounts at Teche Federal Bank where she had been employed as a customer service representative. Rogers allegedly siphoned monies from customer accounts over a period of several months. She has been charged with unauthorized use of an access card for theft, identity theft, theft of assets of an aged person, bank fraud, forgery, computer fraud and money laundering.


Read the story here and here.


Bookkeeper In North Carolina Arrested for Allegedly Embezzling $145K


Connie Lynn Reeves, 47, of Wake Forest, North Carolina, has been arrested for allegedly embezzling 145,247.62 from Access Medical Development, where she had been employed as a bookkeeper. According to authorities, Reeves' scheme spanned nearly two years from January 2007 through September 2008. The nature of the scheme has not been disclosed. She had been employed by the firm for nearly 6 years.


Read the story here.




Illinois Woman Charged With Embezzling $1.5 Million; Gambles It Away

Julie Nowaczyk, 50, of the Chicago, Illinois neighborhood of Ashburn, has been charged with embezzling some $1.5 million from ENR General Machining Co. where she had been employed as a bookkeeper. According to prosecutors, Nowaczyk's thefts spanned a four and a half year period, having been discovered last July only after the business owners hired a banker to look into why the company inexplicably was losing money. She allegedly issued herself more than 300 checks from the company which she logged as either vendor payments or petty cash, since 2006. The business was forced to make layoffs and was nearly placed into bankruptcy as a result of the embezzlement. Meanwhile, Nowaczyk was gambling the illicit proceeds away at high-end slot machines in nearby casinos in Indiana. She was confronted and has reportedly admitted to the scheme. Nowaczyk had been employed by the company for some 12 years.

Read the story herehere and here.

Former Municipal Bookkeeper In New York Charged With
Embezzling More Than $350K


Pegeen Mulligan-Moore, 40, of Valatie, New York, has been charged with embezzling more than $350,000 from the towns of Kinderhook and Greenport, New York, where she had been employed as a bookkeeper. Last September, Mulligan-Moore was charged with 18 felonies and two misdemeanors, which includes two counts each of felony second- and third-degree grand larceny and one count of fourth-degree grand larceny; two counts of computer trespass; two counts of first-degree tampering with public records; eight counts of first-degree falsifying business records; and second-degree attempted forgery—all felonies—and misdemeanor counts of obstructing governmental administration and criminal possession of stolen property. Prosecutors allege that Mulligan-Moore's schemes spanned a three year period from December 2006 until the end of December 2009. She is alleged to have embezzled more than $287,000 from Kinderhook and approximately $53,000 from Greenport by depositing checks intended for the municipalities into her own accounts and paying her credit card bills online with municipal funds.

Read the story here and here.


Chicago Woman Charged With Bilking $290K From Non-Profit

Christina Madej, 58, of Chicago, Illinois, has been charged with embezzling nearly $290,000 from the Chicago Engineers’ Foundation, a non-profit that provides scholarships to area students, for which she had served as its director. According to authorities, Madej wrote checks to herself from foundation accounts. The foundation is affiliated with the Union League Club of Chicago. According to public records, Madej filed for personal bankruptcy in 2005, listing $85,000 in debts.

Read the story herehere and here.

Bank Manager Pleads guilty to Embezzling $6.2 Million

Susan A. Curtis, 49, of Naugatuck, Connecticut, pleaded guilty yesterday to charges she embezzled some $6.2 million from Webster Bank and Bank of America, where she had been employed as a manager negotiating and managing bank property leases. According to authorities, Curtis and her now ex-husband, Kevin W. Caffrey, 45, of Wolcott, Connecticut, set up to companies, New House, LLC andEquity Realty, LLC, which then submitted fraudulent invoices for payment of fees in at least 109 real estate transactions she oversaw. The scheme reportedly spanned at least 6 years from May 2000 until May 2006. Specifically, Curtis plead guilty to two counts of bank fraud and four counts of filing false tax returns. Kevin Caffrey pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud and one count of filing a false tax return and is awaiting sentencing. Curtis' current husband, Gary J. Stocking Jr., 43, of Naugatuck, was also indicted for his allegedly involvement in the scheme.

Read the story hereherehere and here


New York Man Accused of Embezzling $400+K From Credit Union


Jason J. LaPierre, 35, of Kingsbury, New York, has been accused of embezzling at least $406,000 from the Hudson River Community Credit Union where he had been employed as a marketing specialist. According to authorities, LaPierre wrote numerous false and duplicate checks from the banks accounts which he deposited into his accounts at several other banks. Police investigators allege that LaPierre's scheme spanned nearly five years from 2006 until December 2010. LaPierre also serves as the pastor at the River Church. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Read the story here and here.

Independent Securities Broker Sentenced to 4 Years Prison Term for Embezzling $1.7 million
 
Gregory J. Buchholz, 45, of Bridgewater, Connecticut, was sentenced to 4 years in prison for embezzling some $1.7 million from client accounts of his while working as an independent securities broker operating a branch office of Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. in Southbury, Connecticut. According to prosecutors, Buchholz misappropriated client checks by forging them or convincing them to sign them over to him to invest. Instead, Buchholz took the funds for his own purposes. Buchholz' scheme spanned nearly 10 years, beginning in 2001. 

Read the story here and here.

Read the DOJ announcement here.



Bookkeeper Charged With Allegedly Embezzling $100K 
Kisha Deaton Sain, 32, of Maiden, North Carolina, has been charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from Carolina Comfort Systems, LLC where she had been employed as a bookkeeper. The alleged thefts occurred over a six year period between 2003 and 2009. Research suggests that Sain and her husband, Daniel Sain, are into the pageantry scene, apparently for their two young daughters.

Read the story here.


Executive VP Plea Bargains for 6 1/2 Year Prison Term for Embezzling $3 million

Jerry F. Wells, Jr. 47, of Columbia, South Carolina, reportedly made a plea agreement with prosecutors that he would serve 6 1/2 years in prison for embezzling nearly $3 million from publicly traded UCI Medical Affiliates, Inc. and another $40,000 from an unidentified company. According to reports, Wells was executive vice president and chief financial officer of UCI's Doctors Care medical clinics until December 2008, when the embezzlement scheme was discovered. An SEC complaint alleges that the thefts began in 2003 and continued until he was fired from the company. Prosecutors charged that Wells embezzled the $40,000 from a company while he was out on bail pending the UCI case. Wells is scheduled to be sentenced on March 3, 2011. The SEC enjoined Wells from practicing accounting.

Read the story herehere and here.