Friday, April 28, 2017

april 27 2017

ALLOW ME TO TELL YOU WHY  I MIGHT AT TIMES SOUND DELUSIONAL -- AND WHY I FEEL PERSECUTED BY THIS COMPUTER, FRUSTRATED BY 
MY CONSTANT QUEST FOR PASSWORDS.

I WA S LUCKY ENOUGH TO FIND-- THANKS TO TEH BANK-- A GUY TO CLEAN UP MY COMPUTER-- WHICH IS KNOWN FOR NOT BEHAVING LIKE LINDA'S-- HE DID THAT-- AND  AFTER.... I DECIDED TO MAKE A SPREADSHEET OF ALL KNOWN PASSWORDS ETC....  
IN THE PROCESS I FOUND I HAVE 11 DIFFERENT EMAIL ACCOUNTS..... I ANSWER ONLY ONE.. ANIMALEP@AOL.COM.. ONE OF THE 11 DOES TRIP TO THE ANIMALEP ... BUT THE REST,I AM AFRAID PEOPLE MIGHT THINK I WAS IGNORING THEN, WHEN IN FACT .. WHO KNEW???

 SO HERE IS THE  "MULITPLE'S " LIST-- THEY ALL HAVE THIER INDIVIDUAL PASSWORDS---

EMAILS      11
APPLE         6
DISCUS       3
EXPLORE   5
FACEBK      3
GOOGLE   13
PAYPAL       8
VERIZON    6
WIRELESS  6
ADD TO THAT ALL THE INDIVIDUAL  GRAINGER, FARMTEK, LLBEAN AND I HAD 238 PASSWORDS

PLEASE  DON'T BOTHER TELLING ME ALL THE CLEVER WAYS TO REDUCE IT- I LIKE TO THINK I HAVE TRIED
I AM VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE LOOP
"?FORGET  PASSWORD
ENTER NEW PASSWORD
NOT THAT ONE...  IT HAS TO BE NEW
I STARTEED WITH MY CHECK CASHING NUMBER ( LORDY... REMEMBER HAVING TO CASH A CHECK???)
IT WAS FOR A STORE THAT WENT OUT OF BUSINESS 20 YEARS AGO SO I USED THAT AND ADDED THE INITIALS OF WHATEVER

LIKE  ALLEGRO MEDICAL WOULD BE 7788AM,,, FACEBOOK 7788FB  --LLBEAN 7788LL  LIFE WAS PLEASENT THEN... TIL I HIT THE   MUST HAVE 8 LETTERS...ONE HAS TO BE CAPITAL... NEEDS TO HAVE A PUNCTUATION MARK
AND CHANGE IT EVERY 3 MONTHS.-- WITH ALL THOSE CHALLANGES I NOW RUN INTO 
YOU HAVE HAD 5 TRIES, YOU ARE SHUT OFF... 

SO AS OF TODAY SDP HAS A NEW ACCOUNT SO THE PAYROLL CAN HAPPEN... BUT  I HAVE TO GET  TO THE BANK WITH ALL COSIGNERS TO GET REALLY  BACK IN BUSINESS..
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PAM IS AT LEAST BACK IN MASSACHUETTES- BUT NOT HERE YET... SHE PICKED UP HER DOGS AND LEFT.  BEING SHORT HANDED THATN MEANT LINDA CAN NOW INCLUDE DOG FEEDING ON HER JOB DESCRIPTION..
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 WE HAE 2 CP'S HERE WHO ARE STAYING IN AMESBURY AT THE  ?HAMPTON INN?( GOT TO CHECK THAT NAME)  I AM TOLD THEY ARE PAYING LESS THAN THE DOUBLETREE -- FERNCROFT-- SHERATON-- WHATEVER IT IS CALLED NOW... AND IS ABOUT THE SAME DISTANCE AWAY..
SOMETIMES IT TAKES A WHILE--- NATURALLY THE FURTHER AWAY FROM THE BIG CITY, THE CHEAPER THINGS ARE-- SO I SHOLD GET THAT NAME AND WE SHOLD MENTION IT TO ANYONE NOT STAYING IN THE GUEST HOUSE.   WE AE ALL SIGNED UP FOR TEH DOUBLETREE FOR DOGFEST-- AND IT  IS NICE FOR EVERYONE TO BE ABLE TO  GET TOGETHER..AND USE THIER FUNCTION ROOMS TO HAVE  PARTIES AT NIGHT...
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BIG EXCEITEMENT OF THE DAY... OUR PLUMBING PIECES SHOULD BE ARRIVING AND JUST MAYBE WE CAN GET A PLUMBER HERE TO GET THE NEW DRYER HOOKED UP...  DAVID HAS ORGANIZED THAT...  I REALLY HAVE EVERY RESPECT FOR PEOPLE MAKING A LIVING WAGE,  BUT A LIVING  DAYS PAY IS A DAY'S PAY--- I FEEL VERY STRONGLY ABOUT THAT WITH PLUMBERS OR WALL STREET  TYPES,, THEY MUST MAKE  ENOUGH TO REPAY ALL THE LOANS TAKEN TO MAKE THEM PLUMBERS OR SCHOLASTIC ECONOMY TYPES.. -- OR PEOPLE WHO CAN TAP DANCE-- WE PAY ALOT TO WATCH THEM DO THEIR  SKILLS...  BUT THERE IS A LIMIT...

I FIND...THERE ARE SOME GOOD DEALS BY HIRING THE GUYS WHO HAVE BEEN "EDUCATED" USING OUR TAX DOLLARS  IN THE MILITARY.  
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SOMEBODY SENT ME  MIKE ROWE'S COMMETS ABOUT DRAGGING THE GUY OUT OF THE PLANE... 
WORTH A READ...
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HERE IS AN INTERESTING, WELL WRITTEN ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY MIKE ROWE ABOUT THE UNITED AIRLINES INCIDENT. I THINK MIKE ROWE WOULD WHOLEHEARTEDLY ENDORSE YOUR IDEA THAT PEOPLE WHO RUN FROM POLICE WOULD STOP AND NOT MOVE FOR A 150 POUND POLICE DOG!

IT'S A LONG READ, BUT MIKE ROWE HAS ONE SENTENCE IN PARTICULAR WHICH HITS THE NAIL ON THE HEAD! "MOVING FORWARD, WHAT MATTERS MOST TO ME IS A HEIGHTENED RESPECT FOR THE RULES, AND A HEIGHTENED RESPECT FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ENFORCE THEM."

HERE IS THE LINK TO HIS ARTICLE:

FOLLOWING IS THE ENTIRE TRANSCRIPT IN CASE IT IS EASIER FOR YOU TO READ IN ALL CAPS.

ENJOY!
KATHY

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE UNITED AIRLINES’ CEO?
APRIL 17, 2017
OFF THE WALL
DONNA JOHNSON WRITES...
“I ASSUME YOU’VE SEEN THE UNITED VIDEO. WERE YOU AS DISTURBED AS I WAS? HOW CAN A COMPANY TREAT THEIR CUSTOMERS LIKE THAT AND REMAIN IN BUSINESS? I KNOW YOU FLY ALL THE TIME - WHAT WOULD DO IF YOU WERE THE CEO?”
HI DONNA
LIKE MOST PEOPLE, I DON’T ENJOY SEEING PASSENGERS DRAGGED DOWN THE AISLE OF A COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE, LIMP AND LIFELESS. NOR DO I ENJOY SEEING THEM HOGTIED AT 37,000 FEET, (WHICH I’VE ALSO HAD THE OCCASION TO WITNESS - IN PERSON - AND MORE THAN ONCE.)
THESE KINDS OF EPISODES ARE ALWAYS DISTURBING, BUT WHAT BOTHERED ME INITIALLY ABOUT THIS VIDEO WAS NOT JUST THE VIOLENCE, IT WAS THE OBVIOUS EASE WITH WHICH IT COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED. A LITTLE COMMON-SENSE AND THE FREEDOM TO APPLY IT COULD HAVE RESOLVED THIS SITUATION IN A DOZEN DIFFERENT WAYS. LAST NIGHT HOWEVER, I WATCHED A TAPE OF UNITED’S CEO, OSCAR MUNOZ, AS HE ATTEMPTED TO WALK BACK SOME EARLIER COMMENTS. HE TOLD ABC NEWS THAT THE PASSENGER IN QUESTION - DAVID DAO - “DID NOTHING WRONG.”
NOW, I’M NO LONGER DISTURBED, DONNA. I’M MERELY TERRIFIED.
IS OSCAR SERIOUS? GOD, I HOPE NOT. I HOPE HE’S JUST DOING THE TYPICAL “OVER-APOLOGY” THING CEO’S DO WHEN THEIR “CRISIS EXPERTS” TELL THEM THEY’VE GOT TO SAY WHATEVER IT TAKES TO WIN BACK THE PUBLIC TRUST. I HOPE HE’S JUST REACTING TO SOME LAWYER WHO TOLD HIM BEFORE THE INTERVIEW, “FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, OSCAR, DON’T BLAME THE VICTIM!” WELL, OSCAR CERTAINLY DIDN’T BLAME THE VICTIM. BUT IN THE PROCESS OF FINDING HIM BLAMELESS, HE SUGGESTED THAT MILLIONS OF PASSENGERS ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO FOLLOW A DIRECT COMMAND FROM UNITED EMPLOYEES. AND THAT’S A HELL OF A LOT MORE DISTURBING THAN A BEAT-DOWN IN THE MAIN CABIN.
HERE’S THE THING. IT’S EASY TO FORGET THAT WE HAVE NO RIGHT TO FLY. BUYING A TICKET DOESN’T CHANGE THAT. SO, WHEN WE BOARD THE PLANE, WE HAVE NO RIGHT TO REMAIN THERE. WE CAN BE LEGALLY REMOVED IF WE’RE TOO DRUNK, TOO LOUD, TOO CREEPY, TOO SUSPICIOUS, OR TOO BIG FOR THE SEAT. WE CAN BE REMOVED IF WE STINK. WE CAN BE REMOVED IF WE’RE INSUBORDINATE. WE CAN BE REMOVED FOR WHATEVER REASON THE AIRLINE DEEMS NECESSARY.
OBVIOUSLY, AIRLINES DON’T LIKE TO REMIND US OF SUCH THINGS, BECAUSE IT MAKES THEM SOUND MEAN. SO THEY BURY THE TRUTH IN THE FINE PRINT OF A 37,000-WORD CONTRACT, AND TELL US HOW MUCH THEY LOVE US IN SAPPY COMMERCIALS AND MANDATORY SAFETY BRIEFINGS THAT TRY OH-SO-HARD TO MAKE US SMILE. BUT THE FACTS ARE CLEAR: IF YOU WANT TO TRAVEL BY AIR, YOU MUST AGREE TO DO WHAT YOU’RE TOLD. IF YOU DON’T, YOU SUBJECT YOURSELF TO FINE, ARREST, CONSTRAINT, FORCIBLE REMOVAL, AND/OR A PERMANENT BAN FROM THE FRIENDLY SKIES. IT’S ALL THERE IN THE FINE PRINT.
PERSONALLY, I SUPPORT THIS POLICY. I SUPPORT IT BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO FLY ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN A STEEL TUBE FILLED WITH PEOPLE WHO GET TO DECIDE WHICH RULES THEY WILL FOLLOW AND WHICH THEY WILL IGNORE. I’VE BEEN ON TOO MANY FLIGHTS WITH TOO MANY ANGRY PEOPLE TO WORRY ABOUT THE SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCES OF THEIR OUTRAGE, OR THE DETAILS OF WHY THEY TOOK IT UPON THEMSELVES TO IGNORE A DIRECT COMMAND. A PLANE IS NOT A DEMOCRACY, AND THE MAIN CABIN IS NO PLACE TO ORGANIZE A SIT-IN. THE MAIN CABIN IS A PLACE TO FOLLOW ORDERS.
MOVING FORWARD, WHAT MATTERS MOST TO ME IS A HEIGHTENED RESPECT FOR THE RULES, AND A HEIGHTENED RESPECT FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ENFORCE THEM. OBVIOUSLY, THE POLICIES THAT LED TO THIS PARTICULAR FIASCO NEED TO CHANGE. BUT THE GREATEST ENEMY WE FACE IN THE FRIENDLY SKIES IS NOT BAD SERVICE - IT’S ANARCHY. AND I HAVE NO INTEREST IN FLYING WITH ANYONE WHO DOESN’T FOLLOW ORDERS. DO YOU? DOES ANYONE?
LET ME SAY IT AGAIN. UNITED MADE A BUSINESS DECISION THAT WAS UNBELIEVABLY, INCOMPREHENSIBLY STUPID, AND NOW THEY’RE PAYING FOR IT. (SERIOUSLY GUYS - WHAT DID YOU THINK WAS GOING TO HAPPEN WITH TWO HUNDRED CITIZEN-REPORTERS ARMED WITH CAMERAS?) POINT IS, THIS IS HOW THE MARKET IS SUPPOSED TO WORK. THEIR STOCK IS DOWN HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, THEIR CUSTOMERS ARE FLYING ON OTHER CARRIERS, AND ACCORDING TO CNN, THEY JUST MIGHT BE THE MOST HATED COMPANY IN THE WORLD TODAY. BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN DR. DAO “DID NOTHING WRONG.” HE DID. HE IGNORED A DIRECT ORDER FROM A UNITED REPRESENTATIVE WHILE SITTING ON A UNITED PLANE. HE WAS TOLD TO LEAVE AND HE REFUSED TO DO SO - MULTIPLE TIMES BY MULTIPLE PEOPLE - ALL WITH THE PROPER AUTHORITY.
DOES THAT MEAN HE DESERVED A BEATING? OF COURSE NOT. BUT IT DOESN’T MEAN HE’S INNOCENT. LIKE THE AIRLINE, DR. DAO HAD OPTIONS. HE HAD RECOURSE. HE COULD HAVE DEPLANED AND PLED HIS CASE TO THE GATE AGENT. BUT HE DIDN’T. HE CHOSE RESISTANCE. THAT WAS DUMB. UNITED CHOSE CONFRONTATION. THAT WAS DUMBER. NOW, HERE WE ARE. DUMB AND DUMBER.
AS FOR YOUR QUESTION, DONNA - IF I WERE OSCAR MUNOZ, I’D TAKE A PAGE FROM CHARLOTTE MCCOURT, THE 11-YEAR OLD GIRL SCOUT WHO BECAME FAMOUS ON THIS PAGE FOR TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT HOW GIRL SCOUT COOKIES ACTUALLY TASTED, AND THEN, WOUND UP SELLING MORE GIRL SCOUT COOKIES THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD. FIRST, I’D STOP APOLOGIZING FOR THE WAY IN WHICH THAT PASSENGER WAS REMOVED, AND START APOLOGIZING FOR BEING CHEAP AND SHORT-SIGHTED. THEN, I’D APOLOGIZE FOR VALUING RULES MORE THAN COMMON SENSE. THEN, IF UNITED STILL INSISTS ON OVERBOOKING FUTURE FLIGHTS, I’D PUBLICLY EMPOWER MY EMPLOYEES TO OFFER ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY TO ENTICE PEOPLE OFF OF AN OVER-SOLD PLANE. WHATEVER IT TAKES - NO CAP, NO LIMIT.
BUT THROUGH IT ALL, I’D MAKE DAMN SURE THE WORLD UNDERSTOOD THAT PASSENGERS ON MY AIRLINE STILL NEED TO FOLLOW THE ORDERS GIVEN BY MY PEOPLE - EVEN IF THEY THINK THOSE ORDERS ARE STUPID OR UNFAIR. AND FOR THAT, I WOULD MAKE NO APOLOGY WHATSOEVER.
FINALLY, LET ME SAY TO MY MANY FRIENDS ON THE FRONT LINE OF THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY - FLIGHT ATTENDANTS, PILOTS, GATE AGENTS, AND THOSE OF YOU BEHIND THE COUNTER - I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU DO, SINCERELY, AND I UNDERSTAND HOW DIFFICULT THINGS ARE RIGHT NOW. YOUR JOBS HAVE BECOME INCREASINGLY THANKLESS OVER THE YEARS, EVEN AS THEY HAVE BECOME MORE CRITICAL. THANKS FOR YOUR HARD WORK.
MIKE
PS. OSCAR - I’VE PREPARED A NEW GREETING FOR YOUR PILOTS TO READ PRIOR TO TAKE-OFF. I THINK IT CAPTURES THE KIND OF TRANSPARENCY MANY OF YOUR CUSTOMERS CURRENTLY CRAVE. MAYBE ONE DAY, AS I PULL MY SEATBELT LOW AND TIGHT ACROSS MY HIPS, I’LL GET TO HEAR IT...
“MORNING FOLKS, AND WELCOME ABOARD. THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING. I REALIZE YOU PAID A LOT OF MONEY TO RENT THE SEAT YOU’RE CURRENTLY OCCUPYING, BUT LET’S BE CLEAR RIGHT FROM THE GET GO - YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO BE HERE. WE’RE GLAD THAT YOU ARE, BUT I DON’T CARE HOW MUCH YOU PAID TO FLY WITH US TODAY, OR WHAT YOU THINK YOU MIGHT BE ENTITLED TO AS A RESULT. I’M IN CHARGE OF THIS PLANE, AND EVERYONE ON IT. THAT INCLUDES YOU. SO - IF A FLIGHT ATTENDANT ASKS YOU TO DO SOMETHING, DON’T ARGUE - JUST DO IT. WE’LL TRY TO MAKE YOUR FLIGHT AS COMFORTABLE AS POSSIBLE, BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE - YOUR COMFORT IS NOT OUR PRIORITY, AND NEITHER IS YOUR OPINION ABOUT THE DECISIONS WE MAKE DURING THE JOURNEY. AS FOR SAFETY, YOU’LL BE PLEASED TO KNOW I HAVE MUCH TO LIVE FOR, AND SO DOES MY CO-PILOT. SO REST ASSURED - WE’LL BE DOING ALL WE CAN UP HERE TO GET OURSELVES BACK ON THE GROUND IN ONE PIECE. THAT’S GOOD NEWS FOR THE REST OF YOU, ASSUMING WE CAN KEEP THE MAIN CABIN ATTACHED TO THE COCKPIT. FINALLY, WE VALUE YOUR BUSINESS HERE AT UNITED, SINCERELY. AND WE APPRECIATE THE TRUST YOU’VE PLACED IN US. BUT LET’S NOT GILD THE LILY. FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS, WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, SO KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF, DON’T GET DRUNK, AND LISTEN TO THE FLIGHT ATTENDANTS. IN OTHER WORDS, TRY NOT TO BE AN ASSHOLE. I’LL SEE YOU ON THE GROUND...”
NOW THAT’S AN AIRLINE I COULD GET BEHIND! WHO’S WITH ME?
MIKE

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