HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Stuart G » Journal
Page: « Prev 1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 ... 171 Next »

Stuart G

Profile Information

Gender: Male
Hometown: no where
Current location: ????
Member since: Tue Dec 18, 2007, 12:07 PM
Number of posts: 22,645

About Me

I thought I knew a lot, and I found out... how little I knew about what I know. And how much more there is to learn, if I listen and read what others have to say.

Journal Archives

Death row inmate forgoes last meal, asks supporters to feed the homeless, Yahoo News:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/death-row-inmate-forgoes-last-214944060.html

Adam Tamburin and Natalie Neysa Alund
USA TODAY•May 16, 2019
______________________________________________________________________________________

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee death row inmate Donnie Edward Johnson did not want a special last meal before his execution Thursday. Instead, he wanted his supporters to donate meals to the homeless.

Condemned inmates in Tennessee can spend up to $20 on a last meal before they are executed. Johnson, who was executed by lethal injection Thursday night at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, declined to pick one.

Johnson's attorney, federal public defender Kelley Henry, said the decision was a tribute to executed Tennessee inmate Philip Workman, who had requested that the $20 for his last meal in 2007 go toward vegetarian pizzas for a local homeless shelter.

Prison staff did not send a pizza to the shelter, but Workman's supporters did. Johnson wants the people who supported him to do the same.

Mr. Johnson realizes that his $20 allotment will not feed many homeless people," Henry said earlier this week in an email. "His request is that those who have supported him provide a meal to a homeless person."

I Am For Joe, But I Will Support Whoever We Pick.

...If possible I will work for that person, I will send money, and I will talk to those who will listen. What matters more than Joe, is that we get rid of Trump. Trump is no good, and he is "evil deep down." There is so much proof of that "evil", that we need not go into it. But the bottom line is the same it was 6 months ago, and will be the bottom line 6 months from now, 12 months from now, and 17 months from now, when we have the next Presidential Election.

...In order to win, from this point of view 17 months out, we must stay united and together for the final battle. No matter what happens in the next 17 months, we must work together to win. Another 4 years of Trump, after this 4, could destroy this county for good. It might not, and that is completely honest. But he is a mean, vicious, and selfish person who was really not elected legally to be President of the United States. While our present view is the Primary Elections, we must be focused ultimately on winning. Not just for our good, but for all the people who live here and those people who admire this country.

Thank You for reading this,

Stuart

Leonard Nimoy's daighter on her late father's mission to get people to stop smoking..." Yahoo News"

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/leonard-nimoys-daughter-on-her-late-fathers-mission-to-get-people-to-stop-smoking-if-you-want-to-live-long-and-prosper-dont-start-smoking-193339438.html

Somewhat sad, but informative. I did not know this until today,and I have been a Star Trek fan from the early 70s.
________________________________________________________________________________________
Leonard Nimoy, the beloved actor best known for playing Mr. Spock on Star Trek, was a man of many talents. Along with being an actor, he was a director, writer, photographer, and singer. But while many fans can quote his most famous line from Star Trek, not everyone knows about the severe health issue that ultimately ended his life in 2015.

Now, his daughter Julie Nimoy is sharing stories of her late father and trying to raise awareness of the lung disease Leonard faced until he passed away at 83 years old.

When Julie was 11, Leonard landed the pivotal role on Star Trek. “All of a sudden, he became very well-known,” she tells Yahoo Lifestyle, “and that completely changed our lives forever.” Although she says that growing up with a famous dad was “tricky,” “he and my mom, they really tried hard to keep our family life very grounded.”

However, Julie recalls that a cigarette was Leonard’s constant companion. “He probably started [smoking] around 17 years old,” she says. “As long as I could remember, as a young child, he always had a cigarette in his hand. He smoked everywhere we went and smoked two packs a day.”

The actor quit for good around 1985 or 1986, recalls Julie. But when Leonard was in his 50s, Julie started to notice that her father was having some breathing issues. “If we’d go on a long walk, he was slowing down,” she says. “He’d have to stop and take breaths.”




Boeing Reportedly Resisted Pilots Angry Calls for 737 Max Fix Last November, CNBC:

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/15/boeing-reportedly-resisted-pilots-angry-calls-for-737-max-fix-last-fall.html
________________________________________________________________________________________
Weeks after the first of two 737 Max crashes, American Airlines pilots angrily pushed Boeing to fix the anti-stall software suspected in the deadly disasters.

Pilots asked Boeing at a private meeting in November to take emergency action that would have likely grounded the Max, but Boeing officials resisted, according to an audio recording of the meeting reviewed by CNBC.

The meeting attendees included Mike Sinnett, a Boeing vice president; Craig Bomben, a top Boeing test pilot; and senior lobbyist John Moloney. The meeting was first reported by The Dallas Morning News.

Sinnett told the pilots at the meeting that the company was working on a software fix that would be ready in as little as six weeks, and it would not rush the process. He also said it was unclear whether the new system was to blame in the October Lion Air crash, which killed 189 people.

“No one has yet to conclude that the sole cause of this was this function on the airplane,” Sinnett said at the meeting, which took place at the Allied Pilots Association headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. The group represents American Airlines pilots.

Five months after the Indonesia disaster, another Boeing Max crashed, killing 157 people in Ethiopia.

The union recorded the meeting without Boeing’s knowledge and shared the audio with media, including CNBC, because it was concerned Boeing wasn’t treating the situation as an emergency at the time.

“American Airlines pilots have been pressing Boeing for answers because we owe it to our passengers and the 346 people who lost their lives to do everything we can to prevent another tragedy,” APA President Daniel F. Carey told CNBC.


Half-naked husband busted with wife's body strapped upside-down in car: cops

NO, I DID NOT MAKE THIS UP....

You thought you had seen it all, read this. New York Post, May 15, 1:24PM :

https://nypost.com/2019/05/15/police-provide-more-details-on-man-busted-with-dead-wife-in-car/

The Oklahoma man arrested while driving with his dead wife’s body was wearing only his underwear — and apparently positioned the woman’s body upside-down in the passenger seat, police said.

Police in Eloy stopped Rodney Puckett, 70, on Monday after he was spotted outside a Carl’s Jr. restaurant near Interstate 10, southeast of Phoenix. An employee told a responding detective that two people had just pulled up to pick up their food while naked, police said in an updated statement released Tuesday.

“The position of the woman caused immediate concern because she laying with her head on the floorboard and her legs towards the headrest,” police said.

Puckett, who was wearing only his skivvies, told police that his 74-year-old wife, Linda, died while they were staying at a hotel in El Paso, Texas, and that he loaded her body onto a luggage cart before putting it into the couple’s car to continue on their trip.

“When Rodney was unable to wake Linda, he loaded her onto a luggage cart and then placed her in his vehicle,” the statement continued. “It is not clear what his intentions were at this point.”

I want to share a positive phone call I just got.

..I am so happy that this friend called me. He is someone I met at the local park district center The center is run by the suburb I live in and to walk around the track is free. If you want to be a member of the fitness center in the building there is a reasonable fee. Eleven times around the track equals one mile.
..I met this man Mel, (not real name), when I was walking round a few years ago. . Mel fought in WWII with the U.S. Army, and was part of group that freed the concentration camps. He showed us pictures of the event. Further, after the war, Mel started teaching in the public schools, and he rose to a prominent position. But this is one nice person. He has been through a lot, and is now home from the hospital, and is on dialysis. He is doing very well, and he sounds OK. His daughter is helping to take care of him, and he is still living in his own house. His wife passed away a many years ago.
..I had heard he was sick, and I have not been to the center lately. Another walker told me that Mel was quite ill, and he was in the hospital. Then someone else said that he had come home and doing ok. My friend, Sue, told me it would be OK to call Mel and leave a message. So yesterday I did. And today, at about 4pm ET, Mel called me. I didn't expect him to call because of his illness, but he sounded OK, and told me about some of the stuff he has recently been through. He also read me a comic poem that he wrote. Mel has written hundreds of these comic poems, and has read many of these poems to a group of us after we finished walking around the track. We would sit and have "talks" after we exercised. These talks among friends were far better than the exercise.
..Mel lost his son about a year ago, and it was very sad. Mel is 97 years old, and as I said, has been through a whole lot. I was so glad that he called and said he is doing well. I told him I would call again in a day or two. Mel's call made my day. He is such a nice person, and I am glad he is home and recovering.

Sink or tub, water still going down, but much too slow. Flow has gotten slower and slower.

How do I speed up the flow without using chemicals, the plunger, or calling a plumber. Maybe this will work.
This will NOT.hurt the pipes, and is simple and easy. It may not work, but maybe it will.

...Step one. Remove all catch all things that we put to catch pieces of dirt, hair, etc. These things are right there at the bottom of the sink, where the sink or tub meets the pipe that takes the water away..

... Step two. After you remove those things, you now have a clear flow of water. From the faucet to the pipe that takes the water away.

... Step three Open the faucet to the fastest point. The water is now flowing through the pipes as fast as the pressure will allow it to flow. Do NOT add any kind of chemicals or anything. JUST LET THE WATER FLOW AT THE FASTEST RATE THAT IT CAN FLOW.. Let it flow for 15 minutes, OR five minutes or what ever you want.
Then, Fill the tub or sink with some water, and see if the flow has increased or goes down better.

.. THE WATER FLOW, DOWN THE PIPE, will probably be much better. Much faster

Why will it be faster or better.? No chemicals added, no plunger used, no plumber called. What is the catch?
What is the trick???? Why & how could this happen?. I didn't add anything?

There is no trick, this is not a con job. Try it , this will probably work if the water is still going down, slowly.

WHY? The most powerful force in nature is...moving or running water.

Every plumber or person who works with pipes knows this. This isn't some deeply kept secret. Fast flowing water will knock down anything. What happens after a very powerful storm? Things are knocked down..

Therefore, if the water is still flowing in the pipes...even if it is much slower than usual, let the water flow through the pipes at a much faster rate than usual, and the water flow itself, will clean out the pipes... The water flow at a faster rate will knock out the crap that is making the flow go much slower.

Now of course you do not believe this simple fact about cleaning out the pipes, OK. I understand, but if you want proof, google "The Grand Canyon" and take a look what water flow can do. If a river can cut that canyon, then letting the water flow through the pipes, (as long as it isn't stopped up) will clear out the pipes....

and, if this doesn't work, then how much has it cost? Have you added anything to hurt or destroy the pipes? It can't be that simple can it? Now, you do not believe this might work. So check it out by using the internet to see if this could possibly work to improve water flow. (that is removing the thing that we use to catch the hair and stuff, and then just letting the water flow through the pipes) The answer is here somewhere on the internet. We have watched water flow through rivers and streams for thousands of years. Water flow is indeed a powerful force. oops..isn't there something called ...Hoover Dam???
...The water flow creates electricity? ooops.......................................................time to hide,

One more idea...I'll come out from hiding for a couple of sentences. If you would like to keep the water flowing through the pipes and out of the house at a nice fast rate, and keep things moving along, then, do this once a month. Let it flow at its fastest rate for a while,(for five or ten minutes) .through the pipes and out, once a month. Give it a try.

..........................................................now it is time to ....

Google gave'$150,000 in free ads to anti-abortion group',Yahoo News/The Guardian/The Independent:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/google-gave-150-000-free-170715503.html

Maya Oppenheim
The Independent•May 13, 2019
_________________________________________________________________________________________
Google has given $150,000 of free advertising to an anti-abortion group that tricks women into thinking it offers abortion services but actually seeks to stop “abortion-minded women” from having their pregnancies terminated.

The Obria Group, a Southern California based non-profit that describes itself as being “led by God”, is a chain of crisis pregnancy centres that oppose abortion and do not offer contraceptives.

Obria, which is said to be funded by Catholic organisations, runs a network of clinics across the country, many of which misleadingly suggest on their websites that they offer abortion.

The Obria Group got a $120,000 Google advertising grant in 2015 and another of $32,000 in 2011, The Guardian reported.

Obria was awarded the 2015 grant in spite of the fact Google came under heavy fire a year earlier after a pro-choice group found the platform was running deceptive ads for clinics that appeared to provide abortions and other medical services, but instead focused on counselling and information on alternatives to abortion.

Got a scam call . They said they were from Socal Security, said my account was suspended, ....

..............................NEW SCAM GOING AROUND............................................

It was a San Diego number 619-245-4623. I called and they asked for my name. I said no, & asked who was calling me, and they hung up. Brand New scam call. Beware. I checked one of the scam web sites, and yes, others have received this.

Got a Scam Call today ....from this number 619-245-4623..A San Diego number

Said it was from Social Security, and that my social security number and account had been suspended. I called this number and the first thing they did is ask for my name. I said no, & asked, where am I calling, and who am I calling..They immediately hung up. This is a warning for others. I do not believe that the Social Security Administration ever does this. I also think it is against the law.

Stuart G
Go to Page: « Prev 1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 ... 171 Next »