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50 Things We Don’t Do Any More.

January 28, 2013 by 

50 Things We Don’t Do Anymore Due to Technology

A study conducted by Mozy last year found that technology is replacing many of the tasks that have been mainstays in our lives for years. When you consider the telecom industry, for example, when was the last time you looked something up in a phone book? Or used a phone book? Sure, they have 50 listings for party clowns for your 8-year-old’s birthday party, but isn’t it just faster to search online? Have you or your children ever called to hear “At the sound of the tone, the time will be 4:13 PM”? Technology is making life easier, faster, more accurate, and more personal. Take a stroll down memory lane with us and review 50 of the things we don’t do (or maybe have never done) thanks to technology.

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Crime pays for perpetual Seattle criminal?

Man who got $42K for SPD kick is arrested in shooting case

Seattle Times: D’Vontaveous Hoston, who received a $42,000 settlement from the city of Seattle after he was kicked by a police officer, has been arrested on a warrant for allegedly firing a gunshot that almost hit a mother and her infant.

Hoston, 19, was captured by U.S. marshals in the Seattle area, near his last known address, according to Federal Way police. He was questioned by detectives and then booked into jail in Des Moines, police said.

Hoston was wanted on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and reckless endangerment stemming from the Oct. 15 shooting at the Crestview West Apartments in Federal Way. According to the charges, the shooting happened in the apartment Hoston’s girlfriend shares with another woman. Hoston’s girlfriend told police that the two women and their boyfriends, including Hoston, had been arguing over rent the day the gunshot was fired.

There were three children 1 years old or younger in the home at the time, charges said. The roommate of Hoston’s girlfriend told Federal Way police a bullet went through her bedroom wall and she saw something fly near her 6-month-old baby’s head, according to charging documents. “She believed that Hoston intentionally tried to shoot her through the wall,” police Detective Matthew Leitgeb wrote in charges.

Hoston’s girlfriend said the gun went off accidentally when Hoston went to retrieve it from a bedroom closet before leaving the apartment, according to charging documents. She told police that he’d been carrying a firearm lately because he’s afraid gang members would rob him after he received his $42,000 settlement, the documents say.

Police briefly spoke with Hoston over the phone and asked him to meet with them to talk about the incident, but Hoston refused and hung up, according to the charges.

Earlier this fall, the city of Seattle agreed to pay $42,000 to settle a civil-rights federal lawsuit filed by Hoston after he was kicked several times by a police officer who arrested him in a Belltown convenience store.

In October 2010, Officer James J. Lee arrested Hoston, then 17, and kicked him because the officer believed Hoston had been involved in the assault of an undercover police officer. The incident was captured on store video and broadcast widely in local media and online. Hoston was acquitted of attempted robbery in the incident involving the undercover officer.

Lee was charged with fourth-degree assault, but the City Attorney’s Office dismissed the charge last year after an expert witness for the prosecution changed his mind about Lee’s criminal culpability. Lee was later cleared of wrongdoing in a Seattle police internal investigation.

In a separate case, Hoston was found guilty in February of unlawful possession of a firearm arising from a July 2011 incident in downtown Seattle. Hoston also has convictions for third-degree malicious mischief, cocaine delivery and resisting arrest, according to prosecutors.

The gun went off “accidentally” after “retrieving” it from a closet?  Of all the times in my life I’ve retrieved a gun, I’ve never once had an accidental discharge (AD). From what I understand, the majority of AD occurs when someone places their finger on the trigger and 1) fires having not identified their target or 2) is “trigger happy”. Either Hoston failed to follow the basic principles of firearm safety or he “accidentally” shot the gun, IMO.

I’m counting at least five incidents here where this guy could have/should have been pulled off the streets. What are the odds he’ll blow through this $42,000 and be in jail soon?  I’d bet a hundred bucks on that.


Long Distance Demon-Rat Voter Intimidation Underway in Florida

Remember these goons?

No, it does not rise to the level of physical intimidation, but it is clearly designed to suppress republican votes.

Of course, most republicans are not stupid enough to fall for it, and I find it not a little amusing that those perpetrating this obvious fraud think they are.

Via dailycaller.com:

Fla. Republicans receiving fake ineligibility letters aimed at suppressing their vote

Caroline May

Political Reporter

The Florida Department of State’s Division of Elections is investigating a number of fraudulent letters sent to voters in the state questioning their citizenship and voter eligibility, in a possible attempt to keep them home on Election Day.

“The Florida Department of State unequivocally opposes all attempts at voter fraud or intimidation and will pursue every avenue to ensure free, fair and open elections for all eligible voters,” Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner said in a statement. “Voter fraud and intimidation can deny voters their voice in government and will not be tolerated.”

The statement alerted the public of the fraudulent letters, which claim to be from Florida election officials and imply that the recipient might be ineligible to vote.

Charles Callaghan, a Republican from Ponte Vedra, received one of the fraudulent letters Saturday.

“Basically, when I read the letter, I got the impression that I was not going to be able to vote, because my citizenship was being questioned,” Callaghan told The Daily Caller. “I wasn’t quite sure why it would be, because I was born in the United States, and I’ve always been a United States citizen, and nothing has changed in my life … that would cause my citizenship to be called into question.”

Callaghan noticed that his letter lacked a return address and included faulty contact information and a Seattle, Washington postmark.

You will find the rest of the article here.

The POS and his corrupt sidekick Whale-Squeeze

Clearly the people behind this puny effort are not exactly the brightest bulbs in the chandelier, as they were stoopid enough to send one of their bogus letters to one Mr. Lenny Curry, who just happens to be the chairman of the Florida Republican Party.

The real howler is that the FBI is “investigating.”

LOL – Yeah, we will see just how far that gets.

Pardon me for refraining from holding my breath.


(h/t: boortz.com)

Help Seattle Police find these May Day criminals!

KIRO News:  The Seattle Police Department on Wednesday released photos of five people wanted in connection with the vandalism and violence that broke out during planned May 1 protests.

Police said they combed through hours of video to, as the department stated on its blog, “put faces to some of the crimes committed.”

Photos of the five — multiple photos in some cases — are available in the slideshow on KIRO’s website.

  • “Suspect 1″ is wanted for smashing windows at Niketown.
  • “Suspect 2″ is wanted for smashing windows at Niketown with a skateboard.
  • “Suspect 3″ is wanted for assault after police said he threw something at officers.
  • “Suspect 4″ threw a bottle at police and struck an officer in the head, police said.
  • “Suspect 5″ is wanted for a hit-and-run attack in which he ran out of a crows and stomped on an officer’s knee, police said.

The department is still reviewing video and photos from May 1 to possibly identify other suspects.

Anyone who recognizes the people in the photographs, or has photos or video of the violence, is asked to call 206-233-2666 or email MayDay2012@Seattle.gov.


Why Seattle Hates Snow – It’s Our Hills, Stupid!

Seattle Green Jobs Bust: $20 Million = 14 Jobs

Last month Seattle PI reported that the highly touted $20 million stimulus grant that would create 2,000 green jobs in weatherization is a major failure.  And, in my opinion, a criminal waste of money!  ~LTG

Seattle Green Jobs Program is a Bust

Last year, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced the city had won a coveted $20 million federal grant to invest in weatherization. The unglamorous work of insulating crawl spaces and attics had emerged as a silver bullet in a bleak economy – able to create jobs and shrink carbon footprint – and the announcement came with great fanfare.

McGinn had joined Vice President Joe Biden in the White House to make it. It came on the eve of Earth Day. It had heady goals: creating 2,000 living-wage jobs in Seattle and retrofitting 2,000 homes in poorer neighborhoods.

But more than a year later, Seattle’s numbers are lackluster. As of last week, only three homes had been retrofitted and just 14 new jobs have emerged from the program. Many of the jobs are administrative, and not the entry-level pathways once dreamed of for low-income workers. Some people wonder if the original goals are now achievable.


Fusion Centers – Warm & Fuzzy?

Is this woman a terrorist?

CopLink database Software  - demo video

If It Walks Like a Duck and Squacks Like a Duck—Agenda 21 in Rick Perry’s Capital

Texans for Accountable Government


America’s 10 Most Promiscuous Cities

Phioto credit: Peter Keusgen

According to data from the free dating site OKCupid, which The Boston Globe calls “the Google of online dating,” Portland, Oregon, has the distinction of being America’s sluttiest city.

Amy Rolph writes for the seattlepi, August 19, 2011, that OKCupid arrived at this determination by mapping where site users seeking “causal sex” are located. Those numbers were converted to percentages to determine which cities are the most promiscuous.

Here are the top 10 sluttiest cities in America:

  1. Portland, Oregon
  2. Seattle, Washington
  3. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  4. Miami, Florida
  5. San Francisco, Calif.
  6. Dallas, Texas
  7. San Bernardino, Calif.
  8. Denver, Colorado
  9. San Diego, Calif.
  10. Houston, Texas

Agenda 21: Seattle Bike Overpass Costs 10 Million Dollars

Background on Seattle Bike Trails