Aug 6, 2011

Skipwaves... stuff you might have missed

Kyle James, mayor's son
TKC had a bad week.  Kansas City's most popular political blogger tried once again to make racial hot mess out of Mayor Sly James' drunken and abusive son down at the Power & Light district.  Police said young Kyle James, 22, was abusive, walked out on a restaurant bill and then played 'don't you know who I am'  and threatened his connections to get the arresting cop fired.  He said more, completely embarrassing himself and his dad.  Subsequently he apologized through his front door for a TV station, no doubt after dad leaned on him with the full weight of his body, the mayorship and his ex-Marine demeanor.    Tony mistakenly listened to Alonzo Washington, local police snitch and self-promoter...who wanted to press on that young James incident was racist and not just really bad behavior.  Tony swallowed it.  The circus can be replayed over on TKC for another day or two...enjoy the comments.


Tony's other loss in judgment was his feud gone public with latina Star Mary Sanchez reporter over she refusing to appear with him on a boring public TV program.  That too can be found over there and the long and the short of Tee's problem is his bitterness with mainstream media.

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66 years after the bombing of Hiroshima, and Nagasaki the next day.  You would not recognize Hiroshima today!


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A military helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan, killing 31 members of Seal Team SIX and 7 Afghan commandos.  It was apparently shot down with a rocket while on a mission to attack insurgents on the ground.  Most of them belonged to the same elite Navy SEALs unit that killed Osama bin Laden, as well as seven Afghan commandos, U.S. officials said Saturday. It was the deadliest single loss for American forces in the decade-old war.

The downing was a stinging blow to the lauded, tight-knit SEAL Team 6, months after its crowning achievement. It was also a heavy setback for the U.S.-led coalition as it begins to draw down thousands of combat troops fighting what has become an increasingly costly and unpopular war.

None of the 22 SEAL personnel killed in the crash were part of the team that killed bin Laden in a May raid in Pakistan, but they belonged to the same unit.
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Pray for America.  Texas Governor Rick Perry held his prayer and fasting event called "The Response" on Saturday despite criticism that the event inappropriately mixes religion and politics.  Perry's representatives said the governor will be at the event for the entire, seven-hour duration. He's widely expected to run for president, but claims it's not a political gathering.  Perry's a fundamental Christian who attends a megachurch in Austin.  Kansas lunatic Governor Sam Brownback also attended and piously preached as well, according to KMBC.

If attendees at the huge stadium really want to help America and the people in it, they'll vote Democrat in 2012!

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The U.S. job market strengthened in July, a welcome piece of good news that sharply contrasted with Thursday's sell off on Wall Street and readings pointing toward an economic slowdown.

Employers added 117,000 jobs last month, well above the 18,000 jobs added in June, the government reported Friday.

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Bond rating downgraded.  Thanks GOP!  A government official tells ABC News that the federal government is expecting and preparing for bond rating agency Standard & Poor’s to downgrade the rating of US debt from its current AAA value to AA+

Officials reasons given will be the political confusion surrounding the process of raising the debt ceiling, and lack of confidence that the political system will be able to agree to more deficit reduction. Other agencies are not downgrading at this time and S&P's action has drawn strong criticism from US politicians.  Fox analyzes the downgrade not as failure and indecision in Washington, but financial trouble in Europe.  Naturally there's no Faux blame on the tea party or GOP leadership holding the congress and America hostage on how to raise the debt ceiling.


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Jumpin' Jupiter.

An Atlas V rocket with the Juno spacecraft lifts off from Space Launch Complex-41 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. NASA launched the spacecraft atop an unmanned rocket that blasted into a clear midday sky as scientists cheered and yelled "Go Juno!" It was the first step in Juno's 1.7 billion-mile voyage to the gas giant Jupiter, just two planets away but altogether different from Earth and next-door neighbor Mars. 


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CAIRO — Disgraced Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak said Wednesday that he was innocent of ordering the killing of protesters during the uprising that ousted him, speaking at the start of an epic trial that could further rock Egypt’s turbulent transition to democracy.

The first day of the ousted president’s trial transfixed Egyptians across the country as they watched a man who had previously commanded respect and fear lying on a hospital gurney inside a steel cage installed in a makeshift courtroom.

NOTE to all other murderous leaders:  Don't give up, fight to the last man because here's what they'll do to you if you resign! 

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Homeless, mental man beaten to death by cops.  Father freaked.  Video  Cops call this outrage a unique circumstance.  Of course.
Read more: http://www.wisn.com/news/28774396/detail.html#ixzz1UAPMjN2W

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Milwaukee Wilding Riots:  Police Investigating Multiple Beatings Near State Fair Park --what police in KC fear on the Plaza and P&L.

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Demagnatize or destroy your hotel keys when checking out!

Always take a small fridge magnet on your holiday, they come in handy at the end of it.
Thought you all needed to know this
This is pretty good info. Never even thought
about key cards containing anything otherthan an access code for the room!

HOTEL KEY CARDS


Ever wonder what is on your magnetic key
card?

Answer:
a. Customer's name
B. Customer's partial
home address
c. Hotel room number
d. Check-in date and out dates
e. Customer's
credit card number and expiration date!

When you turn them in to the front desk your
personal information is there for any employeeto access by simply scanning the card in the hotel scanner. An employee can take a hand fullof cards home and using a scanning device, access the information onto a laptop computer and go shopping at your expense.

Simply put, hotels do not erase the information
on these cards until an employee reissues thecard to the next hotel guest. At that time, the new guest's information is electronically 'over-written' on the card and the previous guest's information is erased in the overwriting process.

But until the card is rewritten for the next guest,
it usually is kept in a drawer at the front desk with YOUR INFORMATION ON IT!

The bottom line is:
Keep the cards, take them home with you, or destroy them. NEVER leave them behind in the room or room wastebasket, and NEVER turn them into the front desk when you check out of a room. They will not charge you for the card (it's illegal) and you'll be sure you are not leaving a lot of valuable personal information on it that could

be easily lifted off with any simple scanning device card reader.

For the same reason, if you arrive at the airport and
discover you still have the card key in your pocket, do not toss it in an airport trash basket. Take it home and destroy it by cutting it up, especially through the electronic information strip!


If you have a small magnet, pass it across the magnetic strip several times. Then try it in the door, it will not
work. It erases everything on the card.

Information courtesy of: Metropolitan Police Service.
  (not verified)

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