Pam Geller is a rather well known speaker and activist against radical Islam. Along with her website Atlas Shrugs, Geller has taken on liberal politicians and what she believes is the threat of Islam to the United States and even the world.
Geller was due to speak at the Chabad Flamingo Synagogue of Totonto, Canada on May 5, 2013 but the event was cancelled.
Inspector Ricky Veerappan and other officers of the York Regional Police Force Diversity Equity and Inclusion Bureau’s Hate Crime Unit met with Rabbi Mendel Kaplan of the synagogue and told the Rabbi that Geller’s speech “would not be endorsed” by the York Regional Police and if Geller’s speech were to take place, the police would be forced to re-examine Kaplan’s role as one of the police force’s chaplains.
“If he did (host Geller), then we’d have to reassess our relationship with (Kaplan),” Veerappan said. “We serve the needs of the entire community. Some of the stuff that Ms. Geller speaks about runs contrary to the values of York Regional Police and the work we do in engaging our communities.”
This means that Canadian Police, who are supposed to protect diversity threatened a Jewish Rabbi if he allowed a speaker to make diverse comments.
For the most part, this won’t hurt Geller or her message. The talk she was scheduled to give was being presented by the Jewish Defense League and they have found another venue for the event. (more…)
Apr 13, 2013
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We were looking at one of our favorite sites and came upon this video called “Don’t Talk to the Police.”
Is is a 48 minute recording of a law class in Virginia. The professor is a former prosecutor and the gentleman who speaks in “rebuttal” to the professor is a former police officer and detective who is studying to be a lawyer.
Usually when we see videos like this we think “oh boy, another black helicopter nutcase” but that doesn’t appear to be the case here. The guy makes some really good points and what is scary is that the former officer backs him up.
At this point in time, as much as we want to be a loving, caring and forgiving individual, we are having difficulties with that.
It started with our friends at AT&T.
Over the weekend, we discovered the software for the USB wireless dongle won’t work with Windows XP SP1. The software requires SP3, Vista, Windows7 or Windows 8. So we called AT&T to inquire about a Cat 5 cable to reach from the AT&T gateway to our computer. This would enable us to download SP3 for Windows. When UVerse was installed here, the installer said she would give us a cable, but set up the computer with the wireless dongle.
She left without giving us the cable, so we called to get it.
We were told that in order to get the cable, we would be billed a $99 fee. We could dispute the charge later, but we’d have to fight to remove a charge on the bill that should not be on the bill to begin with.
We were told a representative would call us between 8 and 12 AM on Saturday.
We are still waiting for that call.
We simply do not understand companies who don’t think if the customer.
So we decided to borrow a cable from a friend. Today we started to rebuild the files on the computer.
First order of business was to download the service pack. (more…)
Feb 4, 2013
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Last night, after thinking our computer system was good to go, we made the post on the book “Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart.”
Everything seemed honkey-dorey with no issues so after a week of checking and cleaning everything, we were happy.
However, we turned on the system today and after five minutes, the system shut off. The same “click” followed by the power going off. No blue screen of death, no freezing, nothing. One minute the system is on, and the next moment we are looking at a blank screen.
We placed an order from a firm in Palm Bay, Performance PC’s ( http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php) for a nice new 750 watt power supply.
We can’t wait for it to get here (it was cheaper to ship it than go over and get it.)
Hopefully this will end the problem. We miss our blogging computer.
Jan 28, 2013
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Our friends up in the mid-Atlantic states are telling us how cold it is. A friend out west in Colorado is getting ready fot snow and temperatures in the teens.
Here in the Sunshine State of Florida, it was another beautiful day. Everywhere we went, the skies were blue and clouds were minimal. It is the type of weather that the tourism board advertises. (Which meant it was too nice to work on the computer.)
Monday it is back to work and that means fixing the computer and being productive, but we have to say that we have enjoyed the past few days.
Yet we wonder if, as we enjoy the beautiful weather, whether we should pity those in colder areas of the country?