Not Now, Not Ever

Not Now, Not Ever

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Why Not? After All, We Have So Much In Common Now

Since Cuba is a Communist State it makes perfect sense that Obama would want to get friendly.


U.S., Cuba to open talks on normalizing relations

Los Angeles Times | December 17, 2014 | 7:29 AM
The U.S. and Cuba plan to begin talks to normalize relations and open embassies in each other's countries, an Obama administration official confirmed today, the first step in what could break a 50-year stalemate between the nations.
The news comes after the release of American contractor Alan Gross, who was convicted of illegally bringing communications equipment to Cuba as a U.S. government contractor and was imprisoned in the island nation for five years.
The U.S. ended diplomatic relations with Cuba in 1961 -- two years after Fidel Castro seized power -- amid worries about communism encroaching on the West.




Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Fucking, Idiots.

Throwing money away on expensive lawyers is about all these stupid assholes are going to accomplish.

Families of Newtown shooting victims sue gunmaker, seller

 

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In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, firearms training unit Detective Barbara J. Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds up a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same make and model of gun used by Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook School shooting, for a demonstration during a hearing of a legislative subcommittee reviewing gun laws, at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. (AP)
The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher wounded two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting.
The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed in Bridgeport Superior Court, asserts that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should not have been made publicly available because it was designed for military use and is unsuited for hunting or home defense.
"The AR-15 was specifically engineered for the United States military to meet the needs of changing warfare," attorney Josh Koskoff said in a release. "In fact, one of the Army's specifications for the AR-15 was that it has the capability to penetrate a steel helmet."
In addition to Bushmaster, the defendants are Camfour, a firearm distributor, and Riverview Gun Sales, the East Windsor store where the gunman's mother purchased the Bushmaster rifle in 2010.
Messages seeking comment from the defendants were not immediately returned.
Bill Sherlach, whose wife, Mary, was killed in the shooting, said he believes in the Second Amendment but also that the gun industry needs to be held to "standard business practices" when it comes to assuming the risk for producing, making and selling a product.
"These companies assume no responsibility for marketing and selling a product to the general population who are not trained to use it nor even understand the power of it," he said.
The plaintiffs include Sherlach and the families of Vicki Soto, Dylan Hockley, Noah Pozner, Lauren Rousseau, Benjamin Wheeler, Jesse Lewis, Daniel Barden, Rachel D'Avino and teacher Natalie Hammond, who was injured in the shooting.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages.
Nicole Hockley, Dylan's mother, planned a news conference later Monday morning with U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty and U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy.
The Newtown gunman, Adam Lanza, shot and killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, on the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, before driving to the school and gunning down 20 children and six educators with the semi-automatic rifle. He committed suicide as police arrived.
In 2005, Congress and President George W. Bush approved a federal law that shielded gun makers from lawsuits over criminal use of their products, with some exemptions.

 



Saturday, December 13, 2014

It's Been A Long Week

A very fucked up, long week.
It started out ugly and went downhill on a rocket sled after that.
One thing after another at work beginning with a spur of the moment bad decision to tear down and rebuild in place a piece of equipment that at best, takes a week except this time a certain ignorant fuck who will remain nameless, convinced himself that we have done it in the past in two days.

A fantastically tragic error on his part.

I asked him after three days of setbacks and his bitching and pressuring everyone if that magically happened while I was on vacation at some point because as far as I can remember, I have been in on every one of these fucked up messes and every fucking time it has taken a week, without fail.
Those were the ones that went right.

 This one didn't went right.

As a matter of fact, it's still not done and even if they get all the parts they have on hand installed, it won't GET done until Monday at the earliest because in their rush to prove they can perform miracles, they neglected to make sure we had all the necessary parts on hand.

To top this all off, when we tore it down, we found extreme damage to the underlying metal can that all these parts attach to.
Extreme damage that anyone in their right mind would fix before throwing thousands of dollars and hundreds of man hours at.

But no.

So while the whole project turned into a giant clusterfuck of epic proportions, there is still the matter of everyday shit that breaks down and needs to be maintained.
Then we had a wind storm blow through. That produced a brief flickering of the lights night before last.
When I saw the lights flicker, I swore under my breath because as sure as the Sun rises in the East, it caused a power surge.

Really, really bad things happen where I work when we get either power surges or the electricity goes out, even momentarily.

They use enough electricity in that place to power a small city, I kid you not.

They even have their own substation across the street.
Everything is computer controlled. Computers do not like any deviation in the amount of electricity they need to operate.

Cooling pumps quit. Fans quit. Processors quit, compressors quit.
Machines quit right in the middle of critical operations.
The backup generator never came on because we did not lose power, we got too much.

We spent hours trying to figure out what powered up what and looking for tripped breakers, resetting processors and all kinds of fun.
One,motherfucking thing, after another and another and another.

My whole week was like that.

This is why it has been so quiet here on the blog.

Just for fun, I have been dealing with all this while short on sleep too.

It may be a day or two before things get back to what I call normal so bear with me and I thank you for your stopping by even when there wasn't anything new.

Now you know why.





Thursday, December 11, 2014

Los Angeles Police Bragging About Arresting 25 Gang Members

What, did they surround one fucking house?

East L.A. gang sweep: 25 arrested, 5 at large, weapons seized

Los Angeles Times | December 10, 2014 | 11:45 AM
Twenty-five members of an East Los Angeles street gang were arrested and five more were being tracked as fugitives today as hundreds of law enforcement agents swarmed the Eastside in an operation authorities said was aimed at weakening a gang that has been rooted in the community for decades.

At least 38 members of the Big Hazard gang, alleged to have "deep ties" to the Mexican Mafia prison gang, were named in an indictment under federal organized crime statutes.

Catch that?
HUNDREDS of LEO's  to go after one bunch of Mexican gang bangers who were, of course,
"Heavily Armed".

Hundreds.

I'm thinking Chris Dorner is laughing his ass off wherever he is.