Bill Belichick hung Tom Brady out to dry

If a defensive back can tell the ball doesn’t weigh-in, the QB is on the other side of that rope!

For The Win

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Bill Belichick spoke to the media on Thursday for the first time since Deflategate — the controversy over whether Belichick’s New England Patriots intentionally deflated balls for the AFC championship — turned into a full-fledged national scandal that’s transcended sports. The coach was defiant, unapologetic and not forthcoming in his 11-minute presser. Here are the seven biggest takeaways.

1. Belichick hung Tom Brady out to dry.

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Not directly, of course, but by saying he had nothing to do with the deflation of the balls, Belichick insinuates that his quarterback did, especially by delivering this damning quote:

“Tom’s personal preference on his footballs are something he can talk about in much better detail than I can possibly provide.”

Et tu, Brutu-chick?

Brady was supposed to talk to the media on Friday, but that press conference/confrontation has been moved to 4 p.m. ET on Thursday. The quarterback certainly got…

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Liberals fly 1,700 private jets to Switzerland so they can PRETEND to care about global warming and income inequality

I guess pigs can fly?!

Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog

Perhaps someday, these global warming conferences will be done using environmentally friendly Skype instead of the current policy of burning massive amounts of fossil fuel on 1,700 private jets.

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To Reboot the Economy – Technology Is Where the Jobs Are.

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Hate to break the news, but there are more people with cell phones in the world than with toothbrushes.

Still today in many classrooms, the main instructional technology is literally a piece of yellowish limestone rock scraped across a larger black slate…this too, time must erase.

Unfortunately, our educational progress has stalled reflected in stagnating wages and fewer jobs. The median worker is not keeping up with cutting-edge technologies.  Below are some good options for those with the desire and aptitude to learn something new and earn a good living.

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Even this guy owns a smart phone!

Free community college, unless substantially retooled for the 21st century will fail both students and employers alike.

According to IDC (International Data Corp) – Between Now and 2020…  there will be 44X the growth in information BUT… only 1.4X growth in IT professionals. Nationwide, the economy is adding about 138,000 jobs in computing each year, while the nation’s colleges produce approximately 40,000 computer science graduates, according to Code.org, a group trying to expand computer science education in schools. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a national 20 percent employment uptick for web developers by 2022, a demand largely driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and e-commerce.

Web and application software developers using the latest development tools, such as learning code in HTML5 are in high demand in almost every industry.  Schools focused on teaching software development either online for as little as $25 per month or brick and mortar in most major metropolitan areas can provide effective and practical education at very reasonable rates.

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PC ——————————–Tablet————– Cell Phone

A combination of graphic design and programming skills are in high demand.  The industry calls them UX developers who have skills for building websites, applications for mobile devices where the need for the best utilization and presentation within the screen display using development techniques such as Responsive Design, is at a premium.

treehouse online education

The Treehouse is an online school that we can personally recommend as we have FTEs who have taken courses in their free time. The Treehouse is designed to teach you developer skills at your own pace.  For as little as $25 per month you can learn online.  Their claim is you can Learn from over 1000 videos created by our expert teachers on web design, coding, business, and much more. Their   library is continually refreshed with the latest on web technology so you’ll never fall behind.  You can practice what you’ve learned through quizzes and interactive Code Challenges. This style of practicing will allow you to retain information you’ve learned so you can apply it to your own future projects.

the iron yardAnother example of a way to learn is to find a school focused on web design and software development, schools like the The Iron Yard.  While tuition is $12,000 for a 12 week program, full-time employment would quickly payoff as salaries would start in the $50K range.  They have financing options and scholarships available.

President Obama, Get With the Program! Free Online Education!

Hey President Obama “Google” free online education.

When we have a balanced budget amendment to address our $18 Trillion debt, repealed Obamacare, closed the borders and allowed Congress to pass an Immigration policy so illegals aren’t jamming our education system like they do our emergency rooms, then maybe taxpayers will decide to listen when you want to spend our money. Here are a few of the best free online academies.  I’m sure there are more…

Free online educationhttps://www.khanacademy.org/

For free. For everyone. Forever.

Take control of your learning by working on the skills you choose at your own pace.

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Free online education 1

https://www.coursera.org/

Take the world’s best courses,

online, for free.

Join 10,985,469 Courserians

Learn from 895 courses, from our 117 partners.

Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses for anyone to take, for free.

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Free online education 2https://www.edx.org/

Take great online courses from the world’s best universities

EdX offers interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities, colleges and organizations. Online courses from MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX, UTx and many other universities. Topics include biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, electronics, engineering, food and nutrition, history, humanities, law, literature, math, medicine, music, philosophy, physics, science, statistics and more. EdX is a non-profit online initiative created by founding partners Harvard and MIT.

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Students interested in registering should go to the course websites listed below or to the Stanford Online website, where updates will be available as new courses appear.

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free stuffPresident Obama’s new free education initiative reminds me of the email circulating around the internet Free Stuff! 

2014 US Climate Report (is a Big Fat Lie)

al-gore-global-warming-hoax1-455x390Obama: “The debate [over climate change] is settled.”

That statement should be the “lie of the year,” and yet no one challenges the lie for fear of ridicule.  We all want a safer, cleaner, more vibrant planet to live in but not at the expense of common sense and reason.

The debate is far from over.  Freedom of speech is precious.  Paid for by the blood of hundreds of thousands of brave fighting men and women and a country of people who believe in truly democratic society, freedom is priceless.  Unfortunately freedom of speech has been compromised and severely curtailed due to lack of media coverage and unfair public commentary from over-zealous celebrity sound bites.  Their man-made climate change agenda (claims) paid for by influence peddlers.

Real people look up to people they have invited into their hearts and into their living rooms. The media outlets represent a modern-day, overwhelmingly effective form of communication and persuasion.  For this reason, as a person of influence, the mainstream media and celebrities should hold themselves to a higher standard, both in temperament and by example.  As people of influence and public figures, they’re responsible for their words and their actions in public.  For that very reason, there should be a real debate over the science of global warming, not a simple consensus of like minded liberals, the mainstream media and the Obama Administration and EPA.  News Flash! Man-made climate change is not settled!   Read more below…

Real Science

Driving to work on Thursday, I heard NCDC announce that 2014 was hotter than normal in the US for the 18th consecutive year, and that it was an extreme climate year.

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State of the Climate | National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)

This is nonsense. Before data tampering, the US was below normal, as were four of the last seven years.

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In order to create their fake US temperature graph, they massively alter the data

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Including completely fabricating 30% of the monthly data, which they say is missing.

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The net result of their tampering is to create a warming trend which does not exist in the data – as seen in the animation below.

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More than two thirds of the states were below normal temperature. West Virginia was 2C below normal.

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Current Climate Summary Maps – Powered by ACIS – High Plains Regional Climate Center

The ratio of record lows to…

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Islamic terrorism, gun control, and Barack Obama – three enemies of freedom

624579-2016-obama-039-s-americaThis a Obama’s America.  In wake of the recent terror attacks in France, the policies of tolerance of Islamic radicalism by the Obama Administration, we see terrorism metastasize with ISIS, and a resurgence of lone wolf terror attacks.

Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog

Here’s an example of political correctness gone way too far.

In the recent Islamic terrorist attack in France where 12 people were shot and killed by Islamic terrorists with with AK-47s, the police who were sent to stop them were unable to do so, because they were unarmed.

France’s extensive gun control laws did not stop the bad guys from getting guns. But the country’s extreme anti-gun mentality did prevent the police – the police of all people – from having guns.

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Officer Down

ODMPI was reading all the vitriol regarding police officer shootings on websites like this one Nobody Knows How Many Americans The Police Kill Each Year.

This site reported an FBI estimate the number of police homicides per year at around 400. This site is hoping to get the public’s help We’re Compiling Every Police-Involved Shooting In America. Help Us. A potentially more reliable site just reports police officer shootings, whether or not deemed justifiable, Killed by Police.

There are plenty of these sites looking for bad cops.  Not so many, expounding the virtues of good cops.

I am more interested in determining how many police officers actually have lost their lives in the line of duty.  I found this site to be an excellent and reliable source with great detail and presented in a caring, highly professional manner Officer Down Memorial Page.  What it didn’t have was a quick snapshot of officer and K9 deaths summarized by year.  I listed some of the more violent categories and lumped the rest, like heart attacks, not to be taken lightly, under Other.  You can draw your own conclusions but serving your community as a police office is a dangerous profession.  God bless the men in Blue!

Fallen Police Officers in the Line of Duty Source: Officer Down Memorial Page
 USA
Year(s) 2001 – 2014 2011 2012 2013 2014
9/11 related deaths 62 7 4 1 0
Assault 28 5 1 0 2
Bomb 12 0 0 1 0
Drowned 26 4 0 2 1
Explosion 2 1 0 0 0
Exposure to toxins 4 0 0 0 0
Fire 25 0 0 1 1
Gunfire 736 68 48 30 47
Stabbed 23 2 5 2 0
Terrorist Attack 72 0 0 0 0
Vehicle Pursuit 72 4 5 4 5
Vehicle Assault 170 12 11 5 10
Weather/Natural Disaster 4 1 0 0 0
Other              1,077 75 31 59 52
Total              2,313 179 105 105 118
K9s 142 14 18 17 20

 

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