BARISTA REFUSES SERVICE GETS $94k

BARISTA REFUSES SERVICE GETS $94K AFTER REFUSING SERVICE TO WOMAN NOT WEARING MASK

Lenin Gutierrez

Amber Lynn Gilles was outraged when the barista at a San Diego Starbucks told her she needed to wear a mask because of the company’s policy during the coronavirus pandemic

So she took a picture of him and posted it on her Facebook page, CBS reported.

“Meet lenen from Starbucks who refused to serve me cause I’m not wearing a mask.

Amber Lynn Giles

Next time I will wait for cops and bring a medical exemption,” the post said.

But it didn’t have the effect she intended.

After supporters of the barista, whose name is Lenin Gutierrez, started a GoFundMe page and raised over $94,000 for the Starbucks employee, CNN reported……..


MORE FACT CHECKING DONE

MORE FACT CHECKING DONE ON THE “BLACK DILEMMA

When an essay titled “The Black Dilemma” was reportedly published by The Baltimore Sun, thousands of readers cried foul because the article, attributed to Sun reporter Ian Duncan, was clearly racist.

A few days later the Sun — a liberal daily newspaper — published a disclaimer that “The Sun did not write, publish or have any other association with it.”

Of course, no liberal newspaper would lay claim to an essay asserting “The fundamental problem is that American black culture has evolved into an unfixable and crime ridden mess.

They do not want to change their culture or society, and expect others to tolerate violence and amoral behavior.”

And, the Sun was blameless — the paper had not published the essay.

It was a ruse fostered by a person or group that had circulated the essay on the Internet, claiming it originally appeared in the Sun.

The essay gripped both conservatives and liberals, generating a torrent of social media comment — from liberal angst to conservative agreement with much of what the author had said.

MORE FACT CHECKING DONE ON THE “BLACK DILEMMA

Internet sleuths deduced that “The Black Dilemma” was penned by Anthony Bryan, a contributor to American Renaissance.

An online journal that focuses on racial issues which some consider bigoted.

MORE FACT CHECKING DONE ON THE BLACK DILEMMA

HERE IS THE ALLEGED ESSAY BY THE BALTIMORE SUN:

Absolutely the most well-articulated assessment of the racial issues that confront the United States than anything I have yet to see.

What courage, and intellect, it took to  it took objectively lay out the REAL ISSUES THAT MUST BE ADDRESSED!!!

The Baltimore Sunis definitely not known as a Conservative newspaper,

So this a magnificently written assessment of the situation in USA that comes as something of a surprise.

The Black Dilemma

“For almost 150 years the United States has been conducting an interesting experiment. 

The subjects of the experiment:  black people and working-class whites.

The hypothesis to be tested:

Can a people taken from the jungles of Africa and forced into slavery be fully integrated as citizens in a majority white population?

The whites were descendants of Europeans who had created a majestic civilization. 

The former slaves had been tribal peoples with no written language and virtually no intellectual achievements.

Acting on a policy that was not fair to either group, the government released newly freed black people into a white society that saw them as inferiors. 

America has struggled with racial discord ever since.

Decade after decade the problems persisted but the experimenters never gave up. 

They insisted that if they could find the right formula the experiment would work, and concocted program after program to get the result they wanted.

 They created the Freedman’s Bureau,

passed civil rights laws,

tried to build the Great Society,

declared War on Poverty,

ordered race preferences,

built housing projects, and tried midnight basketball.

Their new laws intruded into people’s lives in ways that would have been otherwise unthinkable. 

They called in National Guard troops to enforce school integration. 

They outlawed freedom of association.  Over the protests of parents.

MORE FACT CHECKING DONE ON THE “BLACK DILEMMA

They put white children on buses and sent them to black schools and vice-versa. 

They tried with money, special programs, relaxed standards, and endless hand wringing to close the achievement gap.

To keep white backlash in check they began punishing public and even private statements on race. 

They hung up Orwellian public banners that commanded whites to Celebrate Diversity! and Say No to Racism. 

Nothing was off limits if it might salvage the experiment.

Some thought that what W.E.B. DuBois called the Talented Tenth would lead the way for black people.

A group of elite, educated blacks would knock down doors of opportunity and show the world what blacks were capable of.

There is a Talented Tenth.  They are the black Americans who have become entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors and scientists. 

MORE FACT CHECKING DONE ON THE “BLACK DILEMMA

But ten percent is not enough. 

For the experiment to work, the ten percent has to be followed by a critical mass of people who can hold middle-class jobs and promote social stability.

That is what is missing.

Through the years, too many black people continue to show an inability to function and prosper in a culture unsuited to them. 

Detroit is bankrupt, the south side of Chicago is a war zone, and the vast majority of black cities all over America are beset by degeneracy and violence.

And blacks never take responsibility for their failures.  Instead, they lash out in anger and resentment.

Across the generations and across the country,

as we have seen in Detroit, Watts, Newark, Los Angeles,

Cincinnati, and now Ferguson,

rioting and looting are just one racial incident away.

The white elite would tell us that this doesn’t mean the experiment has failed. We just have to try harder. 

We need more money, more time, more understanding, more programs, and more opportunities.

But nothing changes no matter how much money is spent, no matter how many laws are passed,

No matter how many black geniuses are portrayed on TV, and no matter who is president. 

Some argue its a problem of culture, as if culture creates peoples behavior instead of the other way around.

Others blame white privilege.

But since 1965, when the elites opened America’s doors to the Third World, immigrants from Asia and India,

people who are not white, not rich, and not connected have quietly succeeded. 

While the children of these people are winning spelling bees and getting top scores on the SAT, black youths are committing half the country’s violent crime.

Which includes viciously punching random white people on the street for the thrill of it that has nothing to do with poverty.

The experiment has failed. 

Not because of white culture, or white privilege, or white racism. 

The fundamental problem is that American black culture has evolved into an un-fixable and crime-ridden mess.

*They do not want to change their culture or society and expect others to tolerate their violence and amoral behavior.

They have become socially incompatible with other races by their own design, not because of the racism of others – but by their own hatred of non-blacks.*

Our leaders don’t seem to understand just how tired their white subjects are with this experiment. 

*They don’t understand that white people aren’t out to get black people; they are just exhausted with them. 

They are exhausted by the social pathologies, the violence, the endless complaints,

and the blind racial solidarity,

the bottomless pit of grievances,

the excuses, and the reflexive animosity.*

The elites explain everything with racism, and refuse to believe that white frustration could soon reach the boiling point.”—

“You can’t legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. 

What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

The government can’t give to anybody anything that the government doesn’t first take from somebody else. 

When half of the people get the idea that they don’t have to work because the other half is going to take care of them.

And when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for,

that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”

Ian Duncan

The Baltimore Sun

MORE FACT CHECKING DONE ON THE “BLACK DILEMMA

SNOPES.COM SAYS: ( I KNOW CONSIDER THE SOURCE)

In June 2015, a controversial opinion piece entitled “The Black Dilemma” was circulated online along with an attribution to the Baltimore Sun.

Although many online postings of the below-displayed piece in June 2015 claimed that it had been recently published in Baltimore Sun, the newspaper denied this.

The missive has actually been circulating on the internet since at least September 2014

when it was published under the title “Ten Percent Is Not Enough” on the American Renaissance blog, which Southern Poverty Law Center has described as espousing white supremacist and racist ideologies.

The American Renaissance posting was originally attributed to Anthony Bryan;

But that name was stripped from versions shared via internet forumsCraigslist postings, and comments sections of several race-related articles.

Several different authorial names have been attached to the piece, including “John S. Mosby” (a Confederate cavalry officer), “Edmund Hughes,” and “Ian Duncan,”

but the article didn’t truly go viral until after the Baltimore Sun attribution was tacked on.

DAWG SAYS: THERE IS NO WAY I WOULD BELIEVE THIS CAME FROM OR APPROVED BY THE BALTIMORE SUN


DIPSHIDIOT OF THE DAY

DIPSHIDIOT OF THE DAY

GEORGIA OFFICER FIRED OVER SOCIAL MEDIA TWEETS

The Savannah Police Department fired Officer Edwin Myrick on Monday.

Saying he violated department rules prohibiting disrespectful speech against any race and using the internet to harass or oppress others.

The decision came after Myrick shared a post, which he said he did not write but copied from another source, addressing “privilege,” the news station reported.

“Privilege is wearing $200 sneakers when you’ve never had a job,” began the post, which is no longer publicly viewable but.

The post was captured in a screenshot that circulated on social media.

“Privilege is wearing $300 Beats headphones while living on public assistance.”

The post also cited “living in public subsidized housing where you don’t have a water bill” and the ability to protest “anything that triggers you” as examples of privilege.

“Privilege is sending your kids to school early for the before-school programs and breakfast, and then keeping them there for the after-school program … all at no cost to you …….

DIPSHIDIOT OF THE DAY SAVANNAH POLICE OFFICER

DAWG SAYS: I UNDERSTAND THE FRUSTRATION AND I DO NOT BLAME HIM. AND HE IS NOT SAYING ANYTHING INAACURATE.

BUT AS I HAVE SAID MANY TIMES SOCIAL MEDIA IS NOT A POLICE OFFICERS FRIEND.



CLINTS THOUGHT OF THE DAY

CLINTS THOUGHT OF THE DAY

Went to the store today, and y’all should’ve seen all the commotion.

Aunt Jemima, Mrs. Butterworth, and Uncle Ben were protesting,

Texas Pete and Capt. Morgan were getting drunk,

Little Debbie was working the corner,

and Jimmy Dean was showing everybody his sausage.

The world has gone crazy. Somebody call Mr. Clean!!


DAWGS TIRE EXPERIENCE

DAWGS TIRE EXPERIENCE

Here is my review of an experience I had last Saturday when I tried to get tires put in my oversized rims on my utility trailer.

This occurred at discount tire, which is also known as America’s tire in Henderson Nevada

At 432 Lake Mead Pkwy. in Henderson, NV

JUST A LITTLE BACKGROUND

Just for a little background I had purchased a utility trailer that was a old Chevy Z 71 pickup and they cut the frames and made a trailer.

It was basically just the axle the tires in the bed, and the front frame had been bent in two form the tongue for towing.

Someone at one point or another had either pimped out the truck and or the trailer with 24-inch rims and the tires were 305/305R 24.

The trailer also has a bed cover on that is supported by pistons on both sides to lift the cover up. It is also a 6-foot bed.

The trailer is highly functional and tows very well, especially with those large tires.

The tires that were on the rims were about 12 years old and were becoming weather-beaten and cracked so I decided to replace them.

DAWGS TIRE EXPERIENCE AT DISCOUNT TIRES

So here is the story of what happened when I tried to do that:

WHY DISCOUNT TIRES

In the past that always used America’s tires for my automobile needs that they were very efficient and functional in dealing with tire issues.

Here in Henderson Nevada there is only discount tire which is the same company and they use the same system and they recognized me right away in the system on the computer.

Had to special order 2 -24′ tires for my trailer, an old pickup bed converted to utility trailer.

That I expected, and they came in about three days later.

WHAT HAPPENED


When they arrived, I made an appointment and was taken in very quickly though they were busy.


For some reason it was taking a long time and when I looked there was 4 employees standing at my tires and after 45 min. they still had not been removed.


Come to find out they did not have a socket that fits the lugs on my rims.  It was not an abnormal lug.

And I also had noticed that the manager had gone out to look at what the problem was.

THEY DID NOT HAVE THE TOOLS

The employees trying to take the rims off came to me and asked if I had a special socket to take the lug nuts off and I advised them they are normal lug nuts nothing special.

He was not able to find a socket to remove the lug nuts.

THE REAL PROBLEM: THE MANAGER

Finally the manager became involved, and he initially had told the employee he was too busy to discuss the situation but I was standing right there and he did not have much of a choice.

Talking to the manager he said he was too busy to deal with it and told me to go to Harbor freight and find one.

I advised him he is the tire expert not me and I expected for them to solve it.

And he made a comment something to the effect what you want me to do and I said put tires on my trailer that’s what I’m there for.

Again, he said he did not have time.

THE REFUND


After some discussion they refunded the money I paid in advance, $460 and I left.

My guess at this point is they are not the tire experts I expected of them,

And they are not problem solvers for simple problems like lug nuts.


Isn’t that what they do?

DAWGS TIRE EXPERIENCE AT DISCOUNT TIRES

WHAT I DID NEXT

UPDATE: I went home put a 13/16 socket on a breaker bar and all 12 lugs were removed in 10 minutes.

That is a standard lug size socket for these rims, nothing special. In fact they were the stock lug nuts for the truck originally.

Also note this review was also put on yelp to let others see the experience that I had.

It was not really a major issue other than the fact that the manager was not customer orientated nor did he seem to be solution orientated either.

After I had removed the tires from the trailer myself, which took about 15 minutes.

I went to a competitor tire shop in Henderson and the tires were ordered and I was told to be a one-day delivery, and $80 cheaper.


KAPERNICK STORY ON NETFLIX

KAPERNICK STORY ON NETFLIX A SCRIPTED DOCUMENTARY

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay and athlete/activist Colin Kaepernick are teaming for the Netflix limited drama series “Colin in Black & White.”

A scripted drama about Colin Kaepernick‘s formative years is in the works, Netflix announced today.

“Colin in Black & White,” a six-episode scripted drama series, will explore the high school years of the former quarterback and activist.

with the goal of providing insight into the experiences that led to his activism today.

Kaepernick, blacklisted by the NFL in 2017 for taking a knee during the national anthem.

He will serve as narrator and executive producer of the series, alongside Ava DuVernay and Michael Starrbury, who wrote the story.

“Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens,” said Kaepernick.

“We seek to give new perspective to the differing realities that Black people face.

We explore the racial conflicts I faced as an adopted Black man in a white community, during my high school years.

It’s an honor to bring these stories to life in collaboration with Ava for the world to see.”

“With his act of protest, Colin Kaepernick ignited a national conversation about race and justice with far-reaching consequences for football, culture and for him, personally,” said DuVernay.

“Colin’s story has much to say about identity, sports and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience.

I couldn’t be happier than to tell this story with the team at Netflix.”

DuVernay and Starrbury collaborated on the Netflix series “When They See Us,” which earned 16 Emmy nominations and a Peabody Award.

No release date was announced for “Colin in Black & White.”



NO JOKER NEW SPIDER

Scientists discover ‘Joker’ spider

The spider was given the name Loureedia phoenixi after

Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal of the nefarious comic book villain

 


NO JOKER NEW SPIDER FOUND IN IRAN

“The new species is named after the American actor, producer and animal rights activist Joaquin Phoenix.

In recognition of his praised portrayal of the titled character in the 2019 movie ‘Joker’ and as a reference to the male abdominal pattern of the new species.

Which resembles the famous facial makeup of this character,” researchers wrote in the study.

Phoenix went on to win an Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of the character.

 The movie grossed more than $1 billion at the box office, becoming the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, adjusted for inflation.

Loureedia phoenixi (a genus named for late American rock legend Lou Reed) was discovered in Iran.

The first of the genus to be discovered outside the “Mediterranean,” the experts added in the research.

Scientists still don’t know much about the genus, given that “these spiders spend most of their lives in their subterranean nests.”

The study’s lead author, Alireza Zamani, told LiveScience in an email.

So far, only male L. phoenixi spiders have been discovered, but Zamani hopes to find females by tracking the males.

“This way, you would also have the chance of observing and photographing the actual mating behavior.

Which has not been documented for any Loureedia species yet,” Zamani added in his interview with the news outlet.


WRONGFULLY ACCUSED BY ALGORITHM

WRONGLY ACCUSED BY ALGORITHM

WRONGLY ACCUSED BY ALGORITHM

In what may be the first known case of its kind, a faulty facial recognition match led to a Michigan man’s arrest for a crime he did not commit.

On a Thursday afternoon in January, Robert Julian-Borchak Williams was in his office at an automotive supply company when he got a call from the Detroit Police Department telling him to come to the station to be arrested.

He thought at first that it was a prank.

An hour later, when he pulled into his driveway in a quiet subdivision in Farmington Hills, Mich., a police car pulled up behind, blocking him in.

Two officers got out and handcuffed Mr. Williams on his front lawn, in front of his wife and two young daughters, who were distraught.

The police wouldn’t say why he was being arrested, only showing him a piece of paper with his photo and the words “felony warrant” and “larceny.”

His wife, Melissa, asked where he was being taken. “Google it,” she recalls an officer replying.

The police drove Mr. Williams to a detention center.

He had his mug shot, fingerprints and DNA taken, and was held overnight.

Around noon on Friday, two detectives took him to an interrogation room and placed three pieces of paper on the table, face down.

“When’s the last time you went to a Shinola store?”

one of the detectives asked, in Mr. Williams’s recollection.

hinola is an upscale boutique that sells watches, bicycles and leather goods in the trendy Midtown neighborhood of Detroit.

Mr. Williams said he and his wife had checked it out when the store first opened in 2014……..



RETRO OF THE DAY

RETRO OF THE DAY HEART

HEART FROM 1977 PERFORMANCE

RETRO OF THE DAY HEART

Barracuda” is a song by American rock band Heart from their second studio album, Little Queen (1977), and was released as the album’s lead single.

The song peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it spent 20 weeks. In 2007, the song was included as a playable track in the music video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.

In 2009, “Barracuda” was named the 34th Best Hard Rock Song of All Time by VH1.

The song was included on the compilation albums:

Greatest Hits/Live (1980),

These Dreams: Greatest Hits (1997),

Greatest Hits (1998),

The Essential Heart (2002),

Love Alive (2005),

Playlist: The Very Best of Heart (2008)

Strange Euphoria (2012),

and on the live albums Rock the House Live! (1991),

The Road Home (1995),

Alive in Seattle (2003)

and Live in Atlantic City (2019).


CALIFORNIA: JOHN WAYNE A RACIST

CALIFORNIA: JOHN WAYNE A RACIST

California Democrats in Orange County are demanding that the county’s John Wayne Airport be renamed.

In addition all likenesses of Wayne be removed from the airport, over “racist and bigoted statements” made by the American icon decades ago.

The Democratic Party of Orange County condemns John Wayne’s racist and bigoted statements.

They call for John Waynes’ name and likeness to be removed from the Orange County airport.

And calls on the OC Board of Supervisors to restore its original name: Orange County Airport,” the resolution, passed Friday, says.

The resolution, first reported by the Los Angeles Times, would reverse the 1979 decision to rename it after Duke, and cites remarks he made in a 1971 interview with Playboy.

“I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility.

I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people,”

He said in that interview nearly 50 years ago…….

JOHN WAYNE’S FAMILY RESPONDS TO ACTOR’S CONTROVERSIAL 1971 INTERVIEW WITH PLAYBOY

DAWG SAYS: IT APPEARS MANY PEOPLE ARE SCOURING THE RECORDS FOR ANYTHING THAT FITS IN THEIR AGENDA.

AN EFFORT TO TOTALLY ERASE OUR HISTORY.


FIRMS BOYCOTT FACEBOOK ADS

Firms Boycott Facebook Ads

Zuckerberg Loses $7 Billion

Mark Zuckerberg just became $7.2 billion poorer after a flurry of companies pulled advertising from Facebook Inc.‘s network.

Shares of the social media company fell 8.3% on Friday.

The most in three months, after Unilever, one of the world’s largest advertisers, joined other brands in boycotting ads on the social network.

Unilever said it would stop spending money with Facebook’s properties this year.

FIRMS BOYCOTT FACEBOOK ADS IN PROTEST

The share-price drop eliminated $56 billion from Facebook’s market value and pushed Zuckerberg’s net worth down to $82.3 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

That also moved the Facebook chief executive officer down one notch to fourth place, overtaken by Louis Vuitton boss Bernard Arnault, who was elevated to one of the world’s three richest people along with Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates.

Companies from Verizon Communications Inc. to Hershey Co. have also stopped social media ads after critics said that Facebook has failed to…….

DAWG SAYS: IT WAS INEVITABLE WHEN YOU HAVE WISHY WASHY POLICIES AND INVESTORS THAT ARE VULTURES.


JAMES COMEY TEACHING ETHICS

JAMES COMEY TEACHING ETHICS

Disgraced FBI director James Comey to teach ethics at Virginia college

 James Comey, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who was fired last year by U.S. President Donald Trump, will teach a course on ethical leadership at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, the school said on Friday.

Comey has been by turns castigated and lionized by both Democrats and Republicans.

He was overseeing high-stakes FBI investigations that overshadowed the election campaigns of Trump and his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, in 2016.

Ethical leaders lead by seeing above the short term, above the urgent or the partisan, and with a higher loyalty to lasting values, most importantly the truth.

Comey said in a statement released by the college, the country’s second oldest.

JAMES COMEY TEACHING ETHICS TO COLLEGE STUDENTS

Comey graduated from William & Mary in 1984 with a double major in chemistry and religion, and will teach for a full academic year beginning this fall.

The school’s president, Taylor Reveley, praised his “abiding commitment to ethical behavior” in a statement.

Trump fired him last May, citing a memorandum by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Rosenstein criticized Comey for his handling of the criminal investigation into Clinton’s use of an unauthorized private email server while U.S. secretary of state.

At the time, Comey was also overseeing a counterintelligence investigation into possible Russian government efforts to influence the U.S. election and whether Russian officials had inappropriate contacts with Trump campaign officials.

Trump has also been highly critical of that investigation, calling it a “witch hunt” against him. Comey has pointed to such comments as the real reason he was fired.

Comey’s firing forced Rosenstein to appoint Robert Mueller, another former FBI director, as special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation, which is ongoing.

Mueller has since charged four people who worked for Trump’s campaign or in his White House for lying to the FBI and money laundering.

Clinton has said she partly blames Comey for her loss to Trump in the 2016 election.

Comey oversaw the investigation into the mishandling of classified government secrets by her and her staff on the email server kept in her New York home.

In July 2016, four months before the presidential election, Comey made a public announcement closing the investigation, in breach of usual FBI practices, a step he said was necessary to maintain public faith in the investigation’s integrity.

He said Clinton and her staff were “extremely careless” in handling classified information and that there was evidence they may have unknowingly broken laws but recommended against prosecution.

DAWG SAYS: LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT,

THE GUY WHO SAID HILLARY DID HAVE CLASSIFIED MATERIAL ON HER PRIVATE SERVER BUT DID NOT CHARGE HER.

THE GUY WHO LEAKED CLASSIFIED MATERIALS TO REPORTERS BECAUSE OF AN AGENDA.

THE GUY WHO MADE POLITICAL DECISIONS ON WHETHER TO FILE OR NOT FILE CASES.

THE GUY WHO LEFT THE FBI IN DISARRAY BECAUSE INVESTIGATIONS WERE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED.

THE GUY WHO HAD AGENTS GOING TO FISA JUDGES WITH FALSE INFORMATION FOR WARRANTS ON POLITICAL CANDIDATES

IS THE GUY WHO IS TEACHING ETHICS TO COLLEGE STUDENTS.