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Friday, December 5, 2008, 8:01 AM
I had one of those days yesterday. No, the car didn't overheat nor was I late for work, but I did spend 4 hours in an emergency room bed. I started having chest pain, well for me chest pain. I had no idea what it was I had never had chest pain before. I tried to shrug it off. After an hour I had to go see a doctor. We chatted for about 15 minutes and an EKG later, after I played it down to anxiety,I left with a script for nitro. My instructions were to return to my doctor the next day for a stress test. If the pain got worse, go to the ER. From there I left and went to Wal-Mart to get the script filled. As I wandered around the store the pain got stronger. Ooppss, off to the ER.
That was the quickest trip to an ER bed I have had since I broke my leg. Heart monitor, O2 sensor, a hellatiously painful BP cuff and O2 were hooked and I thought, OMG! They took the blood for cardiac enzymes and my history. I laid there. Four hours later, they practically kicked me out the door. "You're not having a heart attack. Your blood work is fine. keep you appointment for tomorrow. Have a nice day."
Out the door I went. I have to admit that after the nitro patch they gave me my symptoms went away. But, as I walked down to the car, the pain started coming back. After I got home, I ate a bowl of cereal and after an hour, went to bed. I still had some discomfort in my chest.
Obviously, I made if through the night. I am soon off for my stress test. I would start to worry, but I'm afraid my chest will start hurting again with NONE cardiac symptoms. LOL!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 9:52 PM
If you take a look around You Tube, there are some serious videos about
Oprah Winfrey. I knew there was something weird about her but I could
not put my finger on it. Now, I have found the confirmation about my
feelings. Oprah is a New Age fanatic. Oh, I don't have issues with most
New Age beliefs. Most New Agers are quiet folks who don't try to spread
their message around to convert others. Oprah, on the other hand, it
using her television presence to spread a new cult. The Cult of Oprah.
Here's a look... copy and paste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwGLNbiw1gk&eurl=http://theordinaryperson.blogspot.com/&feature=player_embedded (Guess Beliefnet isn't advanced enough to let you embed)
In this clip, Oprah is pounced on by her audience. It's funny.
not about Christianity vs the World, but how a person with a 20 million
person audience is trying to convert folks from one religion.
Remember, Don't Drink The Kool Aid.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 9:48 PM
If you purchased anything at Best Buy recently and took home a free
Guitar Hero key chain, check your receipt. November 29th, we went into
our Jackson, TN Best Buy and bought a few items. While at the cash
register, we were asked if we wanted a free Guitar Hero key chain. I
commented that as much money Best Buy makes they could afford to give
away a lot of free stuff. We took out stuff home, including our free
key chain and found that we were charged $1.29 for the key chain.
you can laugh if you want to. But, IF this was done intentionally,
think about how many key chains they sold for free on Black Friday and
the following weekend. A single store could have made a $1,000 or more
just on key chains. Make that nationwide and you have $100,000s of
extra income. This is fraud.
I called Best Buy's customer
relations. Michelle informed me that the key chains were indeed
intended to be free but wasn't sure where the mistake came from. It was
suggested that I take the key chain back for a refund and that I must
do it within 30 days (within the normal return policy period).
Check your receipts and see if you were a victim! Complain is you were.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 9:47 PM
I usually don't copy and paste stuff, but I found that this was important.
FOIA docs show feds can lojack mobiles without telco help
By Julian Sanchez | Published: November 16, 2008 - 10:45PM CT
in recent years have been raising the evidentiary bar law enforcement
agents must meet in order to obtain historical cell phone records that
reveal information about a target's location. But documents obtained by
civil liberties groups under a Freedom of Information Act request
suggest that "triggerfish" technology can be used to pinpoint cell
phones without involving cell phone providers at all.
* Court: warrant needed to turn cell phone into homing beacon
also known as cell-site simulators or digital analyzers, are nothing
new: the technology was used in the 1990s to hunt down renowned hacker
Kevin Mitnick. By posing as a cell tower, triggerfish trick nearby cell
phones into transmitting their serial numbers, phone numbers, and other
data to law enforcement. Most previous descriptions of the technology,
however, suggested that because of range limitations, triggerfish were
only useful for zeroing in on a phone's precise location once
cooperative cell providers had given a general location.
summer, however, the American Civil Liberties Union and Electronic
Frontier Foundation sued the Justice Department, seeking documents
related to the FBI's cell-phone tracking practices. Since August,
they've received a stream of documents—the most recent batch on
November 6—that were posted on the Internet last week. In a post on the
progressive blog Daily Kos, ACLU spokesperson Rachel Myers drew
attention to language in several of those documents implying that
triggerfish have broader application than previously believed.
one of the documents intended to provide guidance for DOJ employees
explains, triggerfish can be deployed "without the user knowing about
it, and without involving the cell phone provider." That may be
significant because the legal rulings requiring law enforcement to meet
a high "probable cause" standard before acquiring cell location records
have, thus far, pertained to requests for information from providers,
pursuant to statutes such as the Communications Assistance for Law
Enforcement Act (CALEA) and the Stored Communications Act.
Justice Department's electronic surveillance manual explicitly suggests
that triggerfish may be used to avoid restrictions in statutes like
CALEA that bar the use of pen register or trap-and-trace devices—which
allow tracking of incoming and outgoing calls from a phone subject to
much less stringent evidentiary standards—to gather location data. "By
its very terms," according to the manual, "this prohibition applies
only to information collected by a provider and not to information
collected directly by law enforcement authorities.Thus, CALEA does not
bar the use of pen/trap orders to authorize the use of cell phone
tracking devices used to locate targeted cell phones."
surprisingly, it's only with the passage of the USA PATRIOT Act in 2001
that the government has needed any kind of court order to use
triggerfish. While previously, the statutory language governing pen
register or trap-and-trace orders did not appear to cover location
tracking technology. Under the updated definition, these explicitly
include any "device or process which records or decodes dialing,
routing, addressing, and signaling information."
Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 9:43 PM
I am in a discussion on YouTube about the dynamics of aircraft
collisions and the damages caused at the World Trade Center and the
Pentagon. Why do unanswerable questions lead to the most outrageous
conclusions? I have not been able to wrap my mind around this. One
theory (a term I use loosely) suggests that a UFO destroyed the section
of the Pentagon that is normally attributed to Flight 77. There is even
a photo of the saucer near the site. Is is easier to believe an alien
spacecraft or our own government did the damage on Sept 11th than an
attack my terrorists?
If not a UFO, then it was an A3 plane used
by the Navy. Another theory is that a cruise missile did the damage to
the Pentagon. Either of these theories are possible. How probable are
they when all the other evidence is examined? How about this one...the
government was storing classified evidence recovered from the Roswell
UFO crash and needed to be destroyed to get rid of the evidence before
it had DOD had to comply with a court order?
I have one
question for the conspiracy theorists that I have not really seen an
answer for. Where are the people that boarded Flight 77? If a 757 did
not crash into the Pentagon, where are the people who boarded the plane
at Dulles airport? There were 59 people, excluding the 5 terrorists who
board the plane. They have to be some where! The speculation must be
that they are all hiding in the Federal Witness Protection Program or
imprisoned some where. The former would allow for one of the passengers
to break cover and contact family. This would allow information to be
leaked out. The latter would preclude any information leaking to the
I have sit and thought about this whenever someone
brings it up. Is it me? I think I am a pretty ordinary guy with
slightly higher than average intelligence yet I cannot see the things
that people are accusing the government for. I know the government
isn't perfect and intentionally done things in to past, but to kill
over 3,000 people just to justify a war.
Monday, November 17, 2008, 10:02 PM
I have made a sudden re-appearance on Beliefnet. The same ole respectful me is here, but I have no quams about challenging you on what you believe. Don't take offense and stand your ground. You will be a better person from having someone else question your beliefs. You will gain a better understanding of yourself.
Monday, May 5, 2008, 10:05 PM
This is just a note of caution. Be cautious with those you associate with on Bnet. Most are great, but some are not. That is all I can say.
Saturday, March 1, 2008, 8:52 AM
The internet and 'friends' are funny things. Is it possible to have friends on the internet? Are they really friends. I would say that for the most part, internet friends are about the same as 'fair weather friends.' Or, 'I'll be your friend as long as there are no problems, you don't ask for anything and you stay nice. Until recently, I had 20-something 'friends' on my friends page. I got rid of all but three. Of the rest of them, only one has read my journal and made a nice post. To her, I greatly appreciate it.
What about the rest? There brings up the question about internet friends.
Sunday, February 17, 2008, 10:17 AM
Since I came back to B-net, I wanted to build a few bridges. Apparently, I am not such a great bridge builder. It is also possible that people are not ready to have bridges built. Must society continue to be so...separated? I suppose there are some bridges that just can't stand the shaky ground they are built on.
The widest gap I wanted to span was between fundamentalist Christians and non-Christians. Both sides are too rigid in thinking to peacefully accept the existence of the other. I was stuck in the middle with half the span complete and non one was willing to meet me.
Then, I tried to build a bridge between Christians and what would easiest be described as New Agers. I thought I was working well on that bridge head as well. But, as it turned out, there were a few personal issues with two members on the far side, and I just didn't want to deal with it any more.
How sad, that on Beliefnet where we are supposed to be tolerant and respectful, that we just can't get to the ideal place. In one instance, there was no way to build the bridge because of stubornness. In the other instance, ...well, let's just say, I am done with that to.
I give up on ideal places. The world is just not ready. Perhaps it never will be.
Saturday, February 16, 2008, 10:34 PM
I have had all of Beliefnet for now. I'll be back when, I get back.