Saturday, May 25, 2019

This might run ATT shares up a penny or nickel!

Three weeks ago, a CNN executive suggested that talk of impending layoffs were nothing more than a "crazy rumor." Last week, the network laid off nearly all of the Atlanta-based staff that cover health care, according to Fox News and confirmed by TVNewser - a media watchdog site founded by CNN's Brian Stelter.   
"Basically the whole division" is set to lose their jobs, according to an anonymous Fox News source who said that employees were notified on Tuesday of the layoffs. 
A CNN spokesperson told Stelter's TVNewser: "As part of the normal course of business, our newsgathering team made a small restructure earlier this week that ultimately impacts 6-7 employees within CNN’s Health Unit.”
Many health department staffers met with human resources on Tuesday. Katz noted that correspondent Elizabeth Cohen is also safe.
Staffers are shocked, as the health department is considered successful and CNN recently declared that no layoffs were imminent. -Fox News
On May 7, CNN Executive Vice President Allison Gollust told Fox News: "There are no mass layoffs at CNN. I have no idea where that crazy rumor came from. We have recently offered a voluntary buyout option for employees, and just over 100 people voluntarily decided to take it. That's it," adding "We have nearly 4,000 people at CNN… and around 100 of them exercised the option for a program that was offered. That's it. Those are the facts." 
TVNewser adds that "CNN’s Southeast Bureau in Atlanta, CNN Health and CNN Climate will now be under one leadership, something that was not the case before." 
Of note, CNN's prime-time ratings dropped 26% in April - the worst month for total viewers since October 2015, according to Nielsen Media Research. 
The slide came right after special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report found no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign - a narrative CNN bet their reputation on for over two years

Friday, May 24, 2019

Memorial Day. 2019


Without mentioning any names it is the United States military that keep you and I and everyone we know safe at night.

Thank you to the motivated and dedicated men and women who have served and serve today.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Think. Just think..............

“You can ignore reality but you cannot ignore the consequences of reality.”- Ayn Rand

TESLA

I assume most TESLA owners have a little bit on the ball.

Maybe I assume wrong, that has been known to happen.

Why would anyone want to put their life in the hands of a TESLA autopilot?   I just can't imagine myself doing that.

Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports’ senior director of auto testing slammed the technology: 
“The system’s role should be to help the driver, but the way this technology is deployed, it’s the other way around. It’s incredibly nearsighted. It doesn’t appear to react to brake lights or turn signals, it can’t anticipate what other drivers will do, and as a result, you constantly have to be one step ahead of it."
CR said that multiple testers reported that the Tesla "often changed lanes in ways that a safe human driver would not—cutting too closely in front of other cars, and passing on the right." The article also expressed concern about Tesla's claims that three rearward-facing cameras could detect fast approaching objects.
Fisher continued: "The system has trouble responding to vehicles that approach quickly from behind. Because of this, the system will often cut off a vehicle that is going a much faster speed since it doesn’t seem to sense the oncoming car until it’s relatively close."
Fisher also said that merging is an issue for the software: “It is reluctant to merge in heavy traffic, but when it does, it often immediately applies the brakes to create space behind the follow car—this can be a rude surprise to the vehicle you cut off.”
"In essence, the system does the easy stuff, but the human needs to intervene when things get more complicated," Fisher continued.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

San Diego, truly America's Finest City...........

Flights from Texas' Rio Grande Valley to San Diego were slated to begin on Friday - continuing three times a week indefinitely.

Each flight will carry 120 - 135 people, according to the Border Patrol's interim San Diego sector chief, Douglas Harrison. 

Conservatively, that means at least 1,440 migrants per month, or 17,280 annually. 

The San Diego area has suffered from a lack of diversity and the strength therein for a long time. We are working with the President to make sure that we get our fair share of immigrants for a change, as the New England states have been showered in the gifts of diversity for some time. 

We feel that this is finally the time to make the San Diego area a delicious melting pot of color and strength. Our initial focus will be on the Carmel Valley area, expanding to Del Mar Heights and La Jolla. To do this we may have to forgo some of the usual background and health assessments so that we can get as many dreamers as possible. With hard work we will make San Diego great again. 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

De Blasio for President

You can't make this up.

Want to see a city that is screwed up?   Want to see a city in rapid decline?

Look at New York City.

Want to see a city run by a Mayor who doesn't have a clue on how to make NYC or America great? 

This kook thinks he can be President?   GMAFB...........

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mothers Day, 2019. A rough week indeed..........

Obituary


Wanda Dean Hild, age 79, of Crossville, TN, passed away Tuesday, May 07, 2019 at Cumberland House in Crossville, TN.  She was born August 13, 1939 in Crossville, TN, daughter of Edgar Leland Sherrill & Minnie (Nail) Sherrill of Crab Orchard. 

Wanda was a homemaker and an avid flower gardener.  Over the years she received many awards in local fairs for her canning, gardening, cooking, sewing and painting.  She was a member of the Home Demonstration Club and enjoyed learning new crafts and sharing her experience with others.  She was also a Sunday School teacher at the churches she attended, Bradbury United Methodist Church in Kingston, TN and more recently Oaklawn Baptist Church, Crossville, and loved teaching Bible School.  She loved to share her flower arrangements with friends and frequently provided the flowers for church services on Sunday.

Wanda is survived by her husband, Charles “Pepper” Hild of Crossville to whom she was married 63 years.  In the last years of her life she suffered from Alzheimer’s and Charles lovingly and faithfully dedicated himself to her care.  Wanda also leaves behind her daughter, Pamela Sue Parisian (Dean) and son, Adam Fredrick Hild (Lisa) both of Crossville.  Her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly are Hunter Parisian, CO, Jordan Parisian, GA, Leland (Destiny) Hild and Nathaniel (Megan) Hild, of Crossville and her Great-Grandchildren Branson, Slade, Piper and Scout. 

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brothers - Armonell Sherrill, Jody Sherrill, and Andrew "Buddy" Sherrill and sisters - Connie Davis, Pansy Oberg, Nellie Ann Skeen, Opal McNeal.  The lives of her siblings spanned a century with her oldest brother, Army being born in 1919.

A Memorial Service was held Thursday evening at Oaklawn Baptist church where pastor David Mahan gave the eulogy and her daughter and son shared treasured memories of their mom and the quotes that she used to provide them positive encouragement and prepare them for life - Words of Wisdom from Wanda.  Her husband, Charles spoke and graciously thanked the church, extended family and friends for their caring support.

The family encourages donations to the Hospice of Cumberland County, at 30 East Adams Street, Crossville, TN 38555 who provided excellent care and assistance. 

Thursday, May 09, 2019

There is one in every crowd...............

It probably plays out in every restaurant in America at one time or another.   It seems to always be the proud Democrat, getting loud, abrasive and nasty towards our President.

For sure, he's not perfect.  He's not Hillary. He's trying hard to drain the maggots from the infested D.C. machine.

What he is doing is keeping the dangerous far left at bay, at least for the moment.

Dude, you made an ass of yourself.

Think about it.

Trump is the only person standing between you and total fucking chaos.




Monday, May 06, 2019

Need a good laugh...........?

Imagine this.  Get ready now.

You will laugh your ass off.

Imagine waking up in January of 2021 and turning on your social media device and wait for it, imagine, saying to yourself,

President Cory Booker.    He's my President.

You can't make this up.   Liberals like Cory Booker would destroy this nation faster than Barry Soetoro did.

IDF. Light the candle...................

Not one of the more than 20 candidates for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2020 tweeted this past weekend about the nearly 700 rockets that Palestinian terrorists in Gaza launched against Israel over two days.

A ceasefire between Hamas, the Palestinian terror organization that controls the Gaza Strip, and Israel went into effect Monday morning. But in the nearly two days since the Palestinian attacks started, killing four Israelis, not one Democrat saw fit to comment on social media about the subject — and there are scant signs any commented elsewhere.

President Donald Trump and his administration pledged their full support for Israel’s strikes in self-defense. The silence of the Democrats was first flagged by retired New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who has been a fierce critic of his party’s anti-Israel drift in recent years. Breitbart News reviewed the Twitter feeds of every Democratic presidential candidate and found no comments about the situation in Gaza and Israel.

Friday, May 03, 2019

Remember these numbers. $737 Billion and 2,400 Americans

The big numbers that are missing in this article is the number of limbs blown off, the number of suicides and the amount of money the American taxpayer is on the hook for to rehab the United States military men and women maimed in this conflict.

"The command said they no longer saw decision-making value in these data," reads a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). 
In remarks to reporters last week, John Sopko, the special inspector general, criticized what he called a trend toward less openness by the military authorities who are advising, training and assisting Afghan security forces. -AP
"I don’t think it makes sense," said Sopko. "The Afghan people know which districts are controlled by the Taliban. The Taliban obviously know which districts they control. Our military knows it. Everybody in Afghanistan knows it. The only people who don’t know what’s going on are the people who are paying for all of this, and that’s the American taxpayer."
The move comes amid a stalemate within the Trump administration, as the Pentagon has proposed sending nearly 4,000 more US troops into the conflict, which many in the White House oppose. Some in the White House have even propsed withdrawing completely(i.e. the non-interventionism platform Trump campaigned on) or handing over the American effort to private security contractors. 
And as AP notes, the decision to restrict battlefield information is but the most recent step in a trend of less transparency about the war in recent years - often at the insistence of the Afghan government, which has in previous instances stopped the US military from disclosing how many Afghans had been killed in battle, and the overall attrition within the Afghan army. 
The latest clampdown also aligns with President Donald Trump’s complaint that the U.S. gives away too much war information, although there is no evidence that this had any influence on the latest decision.
A government watchdog agency that monitors the U.S. war effort, now in its 18th year, said in a report to Congress on Wednesday that the U.S. military command in Kabul is no longer producing “district control data,” which shows the number of Afghan districts — and the percentage of their population — controlled by the government compared to the Taliban. -AP
In January, President Trump criticized the disclosure of battlefield information - telling reporters "Some IG goes over there, who are mostly appointed by President Obama — but we’ll have ours, too — and he goes over there, and they do a report on every single thing that’s happening, and they release it to the public," adding "What kind of stuff is this? We’re fighting wars, and they’re doing reports and releasing it to the public? Now, the public means the enemy. The enemy reads those reports; they study every line of it."
Trump then told acting defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan: "I don’t want it to happen anymore, Mr. Secretary."
When the US military last released battlefield data in January, it revealed that "Afghan government control was stagnant or slipping," according to the report, which adds that the share of the population under Afghan government control or influence - "a figure that was largely unchanged from May 2017 to July 2018 at about 65 percent" - had dropped in October 2018 to 63.5 percent. The Afghan government's control or influence of districts overall fell almost 2% to 53.8 percent
Less than two years ago, a top American commander in Afghanistan called population control “most telling.” Gen. John Nicholson told reporters in November 2017 that he wanted to see the figure, then about two-thirds, increase to at least 80 percent, with the Taliban holding only about 10 percent and the rest contested.
“And this, we believe, is the critical mass necessary to drive the enemy to irrelevance,” Nicholson said then.
Nicholson’s successor, Gen. Scott Miller, believes there already are enough such assessments available to the public, including one produced by intelligence agencies. -AP
"We are focused on setting the conditions for a political settlement to safeguard our national interests," said Col. David M. Butler, a spokesman for Gen. Miller in a Tuesday email exchange with AP. "The district stability assessment that was previously provided by DOD was redundant and did little to serve our mission of protecting our citizens and allies."
The Trump administration, meanwhile, has been making a hard push to encourage the Taliban and Afghan government to engage in peace talks after the Taliban launched a recent spring military offensive. The group has refused to speak directly with representatives from Kabul, which they view as a US puppet. 
The war in Afghanistan is largely forgotten in much of America, as is the enormous, continuing financial cost. This year the Pentagon budget includes $4.9 billion to provide the Afghan army and police with everything from equipment and supplies to salaries and food. That is one piece of a wider array of “reconstruction” assistance the U.S. government has provided since the war began in 2001, totaling $132 billion. -AP
The United States has spent $737 billion on the war and lost over 2,400 lives, according to the Pentagon. 

Thursday, May 02, 2019

CNN. Pathetic excuse for driving ATT earnings. I miss anything?

CNN just had its worst month for ratings in four years as the network lost 26 per cent of viewers compared to a year ago.
“April ranks as CNN’s lowest-rated month among total viewers in nearly four years, since October 2015,” reports Forbes.
The network’s flagship primetime show, Cuomo Primetime, drew a total of just 917,000 viewers in April, which is its worst performance ever.
The show ranked 26th on the list of primetime shows across all networks. Perhaps that has something to do with host Chris Cuomo’s repeated praise for Antifa.
In the key 25-54 demographic, CNN was also down by a whopping 41 per cent
CNN’s ratings have clearly been impacted by the collapse of the ‘Russian collusion’ narrative following the damp squib which was the release of the Mueller report.
The network repeatedly pushed the narrative that the report was going to damning, staking whatever credibility they had left on a hysterical pipe dream that never came to fruition.
On the day of the report’s release, a CNN panel featured eight people who completely agreed with each other.
Perhaps the network should consider re-introducing diversity of opinion in order to recapture some of the viewers who have abandoned it in droves.

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