Saturday, January 23, 2010

Absolutely Amazing!

Watch this flight simulation of US Air Flight 1549 that landed in the Hudson River....Absolutely amazing!  Open up to full screen and make sure to watch the entire video. At first there is no audio, but it will come and then be sporadic.

More audio on this one:

Friday, January 15, 2010

Beneath the Bottom Feeders

A Letter to Rush Limbaugh

/ / / January 14, 2010

help for haiti
Direct links for donations to the Red Cross and other help for the victims of the earthquake in Haitihere.

Donate $10 to the Red Cross to be charged to your cell phone bill by texting "HAITI" to "90999."

To: Rush Limbaugh
From: Roger Ebert

You should be horse-whipped for the insult you have paid to the highest office of our nation.

Having followed President Obama's suggestion and donated money to the Red Cross for relief in Haiti, I was offended to hear you suggest the President might be a thief capable of stealing money intended for the earthquake victims.
Here is a transcript from your program on Thursday:
Justin of Raleigh, North Carolina: "Why does Obama say if you want to donate some money, you could go to to direct you how to do so? If I wanted to donate to the Red Cross, why do I have to go to the White House page to donate?"

Limbaugh: "Exactly. Would you trust the money's gonna go to Haiti?"

Justin: "No."

Rush: "But would you trust that your name's gonna end up on a mailing list for the Obama people to start asking you for campaign donations for him and other causes?"

Justin: "Absolutely!"

Limbaugh: "Absolutely!"

 That's what was said.

Unlike you and Justin of Raleigh, I went to Obama's web site, and discovered the link there leads directly to the Red Cross. I can think of a reason why anyone might want to go via the White House. That way they can be absolutely sure they're clicking on the Red Cross and not a fake site set up to exploit the tragedy.

But let me be sure I have this right. You and Justin agree that Obama might steal money intended for the Red Cross to help the wretched of Haiti.

This conversation came 48 hours after many of us had seen pitiful sights from Port au Prince. Tens of thousands are believed still alive beneath the rubble. You twisted their suffering into an opportunity to demean the character of the President of the United States.

You have a sizable listening audience. You apparently know how to please them. Anybody given a $400 million contract must know what he is doing.

That's what offends me. You know exactly what you're doing.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bank of America Has Stolen Our Money!

(should be: Bank of Thieves)

I am LIVID right now!  We have several accounts with this bank including our business account.  Today, I made several direct deposits to be transferred into other individuals accounts (which BofA sits on for 3 business days between taking it out of our account IMMEDIATELY and going into their account).  Well, today when I tried to process the transactions I got a white page, and the arrow was going round and round for about 4 minutes.  Obviously, something went wrong, because I would normally get a confirmation page with confirmation numbers for each transaction.  So, I clicked back to the previous page.  All my data was still entered so I re-submitted the transactions.  This time the transactions went through immediately, and I received the confirmation numbers.  I decided to go check another page, just in case something behind the scenes may have happened without me being aware of it.  Luckily I did, because each transaction had been duplicated!  What was a few thousand dollars was now doubled!!  I quickly tried to find a way to cancel the double transactions, but could not find any option to do so.  I got on the phone and waited about 20 minutes before getting a rep.  I gave her the info. and she located the transactions.  She then told me that she needed to contact another department to void the duplicate transactions.  After being on hold for a couple of minutes another person got on the line and this is when all hell broke loose.  He informed me that the money had already been taken out of our account and that it could be 3 days until we would get the money returned!  I asked to speak to a manager and he told me there was no one else to speak with.  Well, that didn't go over well with me.  HOW DARE THEY TAKE OUR MONEY AND SIT ON IT FOR 3 DAYS!!  And HE HAD THE GALL TO SAY IT WASN'T THEIR FAULT!!  WHAT A CROCK OF SHIT!!  There is nothing else we can do until tomorrow, when we will definitely be going into a branch to raise hell.  

  You have my permission to pass this on!