Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Buy the right coffee

If you saw the news recently that Starbucks is gearing up to hire 10,000 refugees in the next five years, you'll want to read the news about Black Rifle Coffee Company (BRCC).

Black Rifle Coffee intends to hire 10,000 veterans in the next five years! How about them apples???

I'd never heard of the Black Rifle Coffee Company. Check out www.blackriflecoffee.com

You'll like their flavors: AK-47 Expresso Blend, Silencer Smooth Coffee Blend, Just Black Coffee Blend, and others.

And they offer a unique coffee can in the shape of a G.I. ammo box. Only $14.99 + shipping. The coffee can is multi-purpose, According to the website, you can use it "to store your coffee, your bullets, your whiskey or even your pistol when you fly."

BRCC also has a special blend that they call The Thin Blue Line. All sales of that product are donated to the families of wounded police officers through Blue Lives Matter and the F.O.P.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Dashcams - catching on in U.S.?

I've been wondering how many readers have installed a dashcam in their cars? Have you?

I spoke with a fellow Kia Soul owner last week, after I noticed one installed in his car. He said it has front- and rear-facing cameras and that it saved his bacon after his car was rear-ended. He has installed one in each family member's car.

Have you watched any of the dashcam videos on YouTube.com? I don't mean the police chases; I mean the recordings from private vehicles.

Does anyone have a recommend for a brand and model of dashcam that works particularly well for you?

Or one to definitely avoid?

What's an appropriate price-range for a reliable dashcam?

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Blowhard Rahm risks millions

FoxNews.com reports that Mayor Rahm is going to continue to protect illegals and criminals. Rahm is willing to risk millions of dollars in Federal funding (and only pennies of his own money) in giving the finger to President Trump.

"Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel also vowed to protect illegal immigrants, including ones suspected or convicted of crimes, from the feds.
“ 'I want to be clear: We’re going to stay a sanctuary city,' Emanuel said. 'There is no stranger among us… you are welcome in Chicago as you pursue the American dream.' ” (Source: FoxNews.com)
What does "pursue the American dream" mean to a few (some? many?) illegals? Sucking on the welfare teat? Driving without a license or insurance? Getting free hospital care and education? Getting paid in cash for "contract" work (most of which is actually employee-status work) "under the tax", in order to avoid the system?

How many illegals live in Rahm's neighborhood? Visit his office regularly? Go to school with his kids?

What do the People of Chicago want? Do they want their taxes increased to replace lost Federal funding? Will they put up with cuts in benefits that are funded by the Federal dollars that will be lost?

It's easy (and foolish) for him to side with the illegals. Voters should toss him in Lake Michigan when his term is up. Or maybe sooner.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Local attorney arrested

Thanks to a tip, I checked the Circuit Clerk's online record today and found information about the arrest of a local attorney on multiple, serious charges.

So far there appears to be nothing in the Northwest Herald. Nothing recent is found, using its search engine.

On Thursday, January 19, Crystal Lake attorney Don Franz was charged with numerous charges, and on Friday more charges were filed. Crystal Lake Police filed charges including driving on possible canceled/suspended/revoke driver's license, aggravated DUI, resist/obstruct officer including injury, aggravated battery on a police officer, carrying concealed firearm under the influence, revoked FOID card.

This is not the beginning of problems for Franz. There is some interesting reading on the Legal Profession Blog.

Presumably, Northwest Herald reporters will eventually get the word and file a story with more detail.

A little over a year ago, it appears that Franz and a client were having a dispute about a fee. Check out this posting on the blog, Above the Law.

I met Don several years ago at the McHenry County courthouse. I recall one day when it appeared he had fallen down some steps. I didn't injure into the cause of his facial injury at the time.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Book No. 2 coming in 2017

Back in 2013 I finished a book that I had been writing about my hypnotherapy experiences, both as a practitioner and as a hypnotized person. I had worked on it off-and-on for years and, finally, I committed to finishing it - and did. The Healing Power of Hypnotherapy is available through Amazon.com as a Kindle book.

I know how I finished it - I committed to it.

And now I am committing to a second book. This one will be about my customer-service days at the Sears, Roebuck and Co. headquarters in Hoffman Estates. I've already got the title - Unthaw It.

During my almost-five years at the "glass palace" on Higgins Road, I had a variety of jobs. Most Sears employees had only two-three jobs in 30 years' employment. I was lucky and moved around a lot.

Dealing directly with retail customers was not supposed to be my job. But a very special part of it was handling complaints that made it through all the filters to "B-6", where the senior executives lived. That's when I got some of them, along with the request that I handle them personally and not farm them out to one of the off-site customer service centers.

I'd better hurry on this book. Sears may not be around much longer.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Rahm gets nailed by BGA

You'll want to read the Chicago Tribune's article today about the Better Government Association (BGA) lawsuit against Rahm Emanuel and his use of his personal email account to handle City of Chiago official business.

The BGA went after Rahm and had to haul him into court to force him to admit what I will call an improper use of a personal email account for official government business. Now the BGA will get its hands on 2,700 emails that hadn't been available previously.

Did Rahm get his email handling skills from Hillary? Y' think?

Why is this important in Woodstock or McHenry County?

Several years ago (five? six? more?)  I was bothered by email replies from City of Woodstock officials who uses their personal email addresses for City of Woodstock business. How did that work?

If I sent an email to a City Councilman at his official City of Woodstock email address, I later received a reply from his personal email account. This happened more than once and with more than one Councilman.

The email to the City's email address must have been auto-forwarded to the Councilman and then, for his convenience (and I hoped only for his convenience), he would reply from his personal email service.

I raised this question with the Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor (PAC), because I was concerned about the Illinois Open Records Act and whether his personal email would be available under a FOIA request. The PAC's reply was that it "would be better" for him to reply from the official City email address.

Even though I approached the City of Woodstock about this, nothing changed.

Watch this, the next time you email the Mayor or a City Councilman at his official City email address. When you receive your reply, note from what email address it is coming.

If it comes to you from a personal email address, do you wonder if that reply would be found and included upon a FOIA request?

Friday, December 16, 2016

Michelle's "no hope" = puke

Michelle Obama makes me want to puke.

She has her nose out front today about feeling what "no hope" feels like. She doesn't have a clue what "no hope" feels like.

Every poor person (black, white, brown, red, yellow) ought to slam her words and jam them down Oprah's throat. Michelle and family have been sucking on the Federal teat for eight years, flying around the world on vacations largely funded by taxpayer dollars. And she says she feels "no hope"?

Maybe she ought to put on some old clothes (she could borrow them or run down to Goodwill) and walk around Harlem or the south side of Chicago or southeast Washington, D.C. (without bodyguards, of course) and talk to some people who know what "no hope" really means.

Why is she even getting any air time? Oh, I know. The liberal media just loves her.

What was the net worth of the Obamas eight years ago? And what is it today?

Remember Hillary's comment about leaving the White House broke? Yeah, sure... And what are the Clintons worth today?

Here's what Michelle can have no hope about. She'll have to give up her free rides on Air Force One.