When You Get Angry Take A Breath and Count to 10. Throw a punch at 8. No one expects that. Hehehehe.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Seems that baggage handlers, security and wheelchair people are going on strike tomorrow night at 10:00 pm at both La Guardia and JFK airports. These people make $15 per hour and want more more money and other perks. No Blanche, they are not unionized so we are guessing they could all be fired and replaced. They are part of British Airways, United and a few other big airlines.
Whatever happens, check your airline before going there.
Donald Trump looks like a train wreck waiting to happen. Everyday he drops yet another ‘pearl’ of wisdom. Today was very special when he gave out the private cell number of a US Senator (Lindsay Graham) who he obviously doesn’t like. One of the best quotes we read so far? “I love Mexico, and I love the Mexican people. I’ve had thousands of Mexicans working for me. I sell apartments for millions of dollars to people from Mexico. They love me. They love me.”
Now get this: He’s leading in the polls of presidential contenders. Ya know why? One word. People are ‘angry’. They are sick and tired of lying, cheating, ineffectual politicians. Say what you want about Trump, shake your head at his idiotic statements but never say he’s an indecisive leader. And the $10 billion he has doesn’t hurt.
There is no doubt that if the Republican party has not yet put out a hit on him they are thinking about it. In fact, they may call the Clintons who have a history of making people they don’t like disappear. Ok, let’s word that another way. The Clintons have a history of people they know who disappear.
Some people think he will crash and burn. Others are not sure he can sustain his ‘shock and awe’ game for long. Remember – no one thought Arnold Schwarzenegger would ever be Governor of California either. A&P is filing for bankruptcy. How the mighty fall.
Drones are all the rage these days. A couple of them found their way hovering over the White House. Well today in Connecticut an 18 year-old, together with his genius father, devised a drone with a gun attached that shot live bullets. As opposed to dead ones that are fakes.
Everyone had their shorts in a uproar trying to decide if he was legally allowed to fire a gun on his property. How about getting your shorts in a tizzy over the fact that anyone sitting in their basement in their underwear can create the same drone with a gun and shoot it, oh say in Manhattan. Go try and catch it. We ask you – do Americans just act dumb or are they really that stupid?
Here’s a story to watch. Authorities arrested four people in Israel and Florida for something called a pump and dump scheme. What’s the definition of a pump and dump scheme? It is a form of stock fraud that involves artificially inflating the price of an owned stock through false and misleading positive statements, in order to sell the cheaply purchased stock at a higher price. Once the operators of the scheme “dump” sell their overvalued shares, the price falls and investors lose their money. Stocks that are the subject of pump and dump schemes are sometimes called “chop stocks”.
While fraudsters in the past relied on cold calls, the Internet now offers a cheaper and easier way of reaching large numbers of potential investors. Nice, eh?
One of the dudes involved had a nice name: Joshua Aaron. He was in Russia this past Sunday (doing some ‘laundry’) with his wife Alona when the arrests took place. Now guess what happened? He didn’t return to Israel where he lives. Ya know why? Because there is no extradition between Russia and the US who are the ones doing the arresting. In Israel they can nab him, not in Russia. Can you guess the rest of the story? Ok we’ll tell you. Watch him hook up with Edward Snowden.