February 27, 2014
Blogging, Email, Internet
David Lambert, email, England, spam, UK
Hello fellow zobopians! Once again I get the craziest spam e-mail. It ‘almost’ seems legitimate. But why would anybody from good ol’ jolly England contact me about money? I don’t know anybody in in the U.K. about somebody who died in 1999. This ladies & gentlemen is called “phishing” e-mail. Anyone can send out mass e-mails to see if anyone responds to it. Duh! I don’t like people playing games with me! If you get one of these e-mails, just ignore it. [The e-mail is copied as-is.]
from email: David Lambert firstname.lastname@example.org
sent: Feb 27, 2014 12:45:32 PM
South Quay Plaza
183 Marsh Wall
Do accept my sincere apologies if my mail does not meet your personal ethics. I would like to introduce myself, I am David Lambert and I work with the staff in the accounts management section of a well-known bank here in the United Kingdom.
One of our accounts is holding a balance of Ўк48,375,000 (Forty Eight million, Three Hundred and Seventy Five Great British Pounds) and has been dormant for some years now.
From my investigations and confirmations, the owner of this account died on the 16th of February 1999 in an autocrash in Birmingham, here in the UK.
Since then no one has responded in anyway with regards to claiming the funds. As far as we can tell he has no family member that is aware of the existence of either the account or the funds. Information from the National Immigration Office also states that he was single on entry into the UK.
I have confidentially discussed this issue with some of the bank officials and we have agreed to find a reliable foreign partner to deal with us. We thus propose to do business with you, standing in as the next-of-kin. We will process these funds from the deceased and release them to you, after due
processes have been followed.
This transaction is totally risk free as the funds is
legitimate and devoid of any illegal/illicit activity. Please think this over and should you be interested, do let me hear from you ASAP.
SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, SPAM! Until next time…
February 26, 2014
America, Business, Capitalism, Economics, Society
Arizona, Discrimination, LGTB, money, SB1062
I understand businesses have the right to refuse service to people. But who wants to leave money on the table? I remember the time when Denny’s restaurant refused service to Black Americans, (circa 1990’s). I guess Denny’s didn’t need the money. Hey, I say the hell with them then; save your money. But really, who leaves money on the table on purpose. During the era of Jim Crow, Black American’s were refused service because of their skin color. See, I think businesses want the money but they just don’t want to have to service, or deal with, the people they don’t like. I guess they think they can get money for nothing. (My opinion!)
As I watch the national news, the state of Arizona (SB1062) wants the option of being able to refuse service to people they obviously don’t like; gays & lesbians, (a.k.a. LGTB). Economically speaking, that’s leaving money on the table. Arizona state is going to lose a lot of money when citizens and businesses boycott the state in protest. I’m sure there was a time in America when Mexicans and other Latinos were refused service as well. Straight white people aren’t the only one’s with money to spend. I read Black economists brag about how Black Americans are spending in excess of $900 Billion a year. $900 Billion! But that’s not what’s at stake here. I don’t know if the LGTB segment of society represents $900 Billion. Either way, that’s a lot of money being left on the table just because you may not like somebody’s skin color or sexual orientation.
The irony is, there are segments of American society that want money for social services and other entitlements. Unfortunately many people don’t get the money they need, but they may have money to spend. States, like Arizona, and other businesses in the USA who don’t want money from certain people, I say avoid them and spend your money somewhere else. Hopefully these businesses aren’t the only game in town so you can get what you need from somewhere else.
MO’ money, MO’ problems! I didn’t think trying to spend money would be a problem. Don’t you want my money America? Arizona? Anyone? If your greedy ass want my money, you are going to have to deal with ME! Until that day, I’ll be spend thrift.
February 20, 2014
Animals, Literature, Philosophy, Quote, Self Development, Society
dog, Native American, proverb, tribal, zobopian
Hello fellow zobopians. I came across this Native American proverb today and it really made me think about human nature.
A tribal elder is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he says to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two dogs. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”
He continues, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asks his grandfather, “Which dog will win?”
The chief simply replied, ” The one you feed.”
I hope you all enjoyed that. Until next time…
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February 16, 2014
America, Government, History, Military, Quote
army, James Madison, liberty, tax, war
Hello zobopians. Now that Valentine’s Day has passed it’s time for affairs of the mind. James Madison (1795) quote:
Of all the enemies of public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies. From these proceed debts and taxes. And armies, debt and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few…No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”
February 14, 2014
Black Americans, History, Philosophy, Quote, Self Development, zobop republic
Black History, Carter G Woodson, quote, zobopians
History is your story, not their’s. Hello zobopians; here we are smack in the middle of…Black History Month. Who controls your story? Dr. Carter G. Woodson said, “If a race had no recorded history, it’s achievements would be forgotten and, in time, claimed by other groups.”
So, who controls your history?
February 12, 2014
Blogging, Philosophy, Privacy, Society, zobop republic
accountability, critical thinking, criticism, privacy, zobopian
Hello zobopians! I sure hope you’re enjoying the music on my Twitter feed. But it’s time for brain food. Here we go!
Whenever a conflict arises between privacy and accountability, people demand the former for themselves and the latter for everybody else.
Privacy is a highly desirable ‘product’ of liberty. Society would be a lot happier and safer if people let everything be known, (i.e. Twitter, facebook, etc). That way nobody could use anything against you. Would this encourage people to exhibit or inhibit? Where’s the balance?
I’ll leave you with this :
“In all of history, we have found just one cure for error – a partial antidote against making and repeating grand, foolish mistakes, a remedy against self-deception. That antidote is CRITICISM.” –origin of quote, unknown.
February 11, 2014
Blogging, Email, Internet, Scam
email, scam, spam, zobopian
Hey zobopians! Notice how the words ‘spam’ and ‘scam’ rhyme? Well, I have another “scam spam” for you to beware of. This particular email had a false link disguised a an email address. Scammers are out there everyday trying to hook somebody. DON’T FALL FOR IT! Whose Dr. Usman Bello anyway?
Spam Scam Email
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February 9, 2014
Chicago, Government, Power, Privacy, Society
camera, police, privacy, surveillance, watchers
Good day fellow zobopians. Yes, that’s what I’m calling you all now, ‘zobopians’. It has a nice ring to it. Today’s thought is; Who watches the watchers?
Cameras aren’t the only surveillance devices spreading in our cities. Around the country, (and world), police departments are using devices with sound pickup. The microphone devices can pinpoint bursts of gunfire and also the sound of human voices.
If you want to live in a transparent society, we must answer the question:
Will average citizens share, along with the powers that be, the right to access these universal monitors? Will common folk have, and exercise, a sovereign power to “watch the watchers”?