I Won Over One Hundred Million Dollars

Today alone my net worth is over One Hundred Million Dollars and it only cost me a mere $180 plus some very personal information, Social Security number, bank account numbers for transfer, credit card info, address and billing questions. Well worth it. I would imagine that this is a numbers game – out of every ten thousand emails they send out at least one will fall for this. The elderly are also very prone and seem easy targets, actually someone I know fell for a very official email from medical group threatening to go to collections if the bill was not paid. The amount was small, I think it was $85 and some change. They sent the money in because they were worried about it.  Imagine if 1000 people sent the invoice in…that’s a very good source of income for the scammers. My point is we as the sons and daughters need to watch out for our aging parents that could fall prey.

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Re.Important Message.

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION <elhoussine.elkarmy@neuf.fr>

May 17, 2016, 5:43 PM

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Anti-Terrorist And Monitory Crime Division.

Federal Bureau Of Investigation.

J.Edgar.Hoover Building Washington Dc

Customers Service Hours / Monday To Saturday

Office Hours Monday To Saturday:

Dear Beneficiary,

Series of meetings have been held over the past 7 months with the secretary general of the United Nations Organization. This ended 3 days ago. It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is to the tune of $16.5million due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in an attempt to swindle your fund which has led to so many losses from your end and unnecessary delay in the receipt of your fund.for more information do get back to us.

The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Federal Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate to the current Prime Minister of Cambodia Excellency Hun Sen to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you and other individuals and organizations who have been found not to have receive their Contract Sum, Lottery/Gambling, Inheritance and the likes. Now how would you like to receive your payment? because we have two method of  payment which is by Check or by ATM card?

ATM Card: We will be issuing you a custom pin based ATM card which you will use to withdraw up to $5,000 per day from any ATM machine that has the Master Card Logo on it and the card have to be renewed in 4 years time which is 2020. Also with the ATM card you will be able to transfer your funds to your local bank account. The ATM card comes with a handbook or manual to enlighten you about how to use it. Even if you do not have a bank account.

Check: To be deposited in your bank for it to be cleared within three working days. Your payment would be sent to you via any of your preferred option and would be mailed to you via FedEx. Because we have signed a contract with FedEx which should expire 20th of May  2016 you will only need to pay $180 instead of $420 saving you $240 so if you

Pay before the one week you save $240 note that any one asking you for some kind of money above the usual fee is definitely a fraudsters and you will have to stop communication with every other person if you have been in contact with any. Also remember that all you will ever have to spend is $180.00 nothing more! Nothing less! And we guarantee the receipt of your fund to be successfully delivered to you within the next 24hrs after the receipt of payment has been confirmed.

Note: Everything has been taken care of by the Government of Cambodia,The United Nation and also the FBI and including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $180.

DO NOT SEND MONEY TO ANYONE UNTIL YOU READ THIS: The actual fees for shipping your ATM card is $420 but because FedEx have temporarily discontinued the C.O.D which gives you the chance to pay when package is delivered for international shipping We had to sign contract with them for bulk shipping which makes the fees reduce from the actual fee of $420 to $180 nothing more and no hidden fees of any sort!To effect the release of your fund valued at $16.5million you are advised to contact our correspondent in Asia the delivery officer Miss.Chi Liko with the information below,

Tele:+855977558948

Email: chiliko7@e-mail.ua

You are adviced to contact her with the informations as stated below:

Your full Name..

Your Address:…………..

Home/Cell Phone:…………..

Preferred Payment Method ( ATM / Cashier Check )

Upon receipt of payment the delivery officer will ensure that your package is sent within 24 working hours. Because we are so sure of everything we are giving you a 100% money back guarantee if you do not receive payment/package within the next 24hrs after you have made the payment for shipping.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Donna Story

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535

 

Dear Customer,

Attn: The sum of $43,015.00 was remitted to your account.

Customer Reference             : 2016040100070794

Transaction Method              : [Telegraphic Transfer]

Transaction Amount              : USD43,015.00

Value Date                           : 23rd, April 2016

Click HERE to see full bank account statement.

Yours faithfully,

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

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Hello,

My Name is Mr. Richard Mavin, am working with Financial Service Authority

Accara Ghana. I know that this letter will come to you as a surprise

because we have not met before.

However, I have an outstanding fund worth of Fifty Five Million, Seven

Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$55.7million Dollars) which is

to be remitted to your country. 50% of this fund will be given to you for

your assistance in receiving the money on my behalf. More Information

regarding this business will be given to you immediately I received your

acceptance to receive this money in your country for an investment on

estate properties. I anticipate your immediate response and cooperation to

enable us work out success of this transaction.

Have a nice day and God bless. Anticipating your communication

Regards

Richard Mavin

E-mail: private.mavin@gmail.com

 

Attention: Beneficiary

 

We are not sure you received our previous message but we wish to us this medium to officially inform you that following the ongoing review of all unclaimed and delayed funds by the United Nations and the World Bank, your payment file was forwarded to our office for immediate payment of your long delayed funds starting with a first transfer of US$10,000,000.00 with reference No. NG/FM14FGN, to your bank account.

However, we are surprised to receive another application this morning from your representative, MR.KRAUS MULLER,stating that you authorized him to transfer the funds to another bank account in Germany and that you were recently involved in an auto accident and cannot walk right now.

 

Could you please confirm immediately, your relationship with MR.KRAUS MULLER and also, confirm if the bank account in Germany as shown below is now your new bank account information to receive your funds this week from our paying bank

CREDIT SUISSE, D-80321 BREMEM,GERMANY

ACCOUNT NO: 098-11180933-109

IBAN: CH55 0910 3045 6011 91110 0

SWIFT CODE: AREZCHZZ8OU

Kindly get in touch with us today by email with your telephone number to confirm this information to avoid wrong transfer of your funds, so that we can proceed with the transfer of the US$10,000,000.00 to your correct bank account as scheduled.

Yours sincerely,

MRS.JUAN HENRY

Director,Anti-Fraud Unit.

Financial Services Regulation Committee

Plot 33,ATB Way Cadastral Zone,Abuja,NG

 

U.S. Department of the Treasury

1500 Pennsylvania Avenue,NW

Washington,DC 20220

This is to bring to your notice that the US Department of the Treasury in affiliation with the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) has been authorized in their Sanction Programs to compensate 1,000 scam victims who has being a victim of internet scam.The US Department of the Treasury has decided to pay you $250,000.00 USD(Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars) each in order to restore the global economy to the enviable standard of respectability.

Your particulars was mentioned by one of the syndicates who was arrested as one of the victims of their operations.You are hereby warned not to communicate or duplicate this message to him or her for any reason whatsoever as the US SECRET SERVICE is already on trace of the other criminals,these information should remain confidential till they are all apprehended,other victims who have not been contacted can submit their application as well for scrutiny and possible consideration.

Your fund to be released via MasterCard ATM in act to uphold the rule of law which we represent. once your fund is release with all the listed document from your processing officer, all you need do is get your INSURANCE BOND CERTIFICATE it will be needed in your name to complete your papers and secure your shipment safely in next 24hrs. the courier will send your tracking number immediately you get this said Approval. sincerely this will cost you $200usd only as we have spooked personally with the director in charge in your behalf.

You will be contacting Richard Berner directly by replying to this email for the release of your $250,000.00 USD compensation fund,he’s the director of the Office of Financial Research (OFR).You are also advised to provide him with the under listed Assignment information for verification:

Office Of Financial Research (OFR)

Email:financial89@outlook.com

1)Full Names.

2) Home Address.

3) Nationality:

4) Age.

5) Sex.

6)  Occupation.

7)  Phone Number.

8) Identity Card.

9)Preferred Payment Method (ATM)

Best Regards,

Jacob J. Lew

Secretary of the Treasury.

Thank You

 

Sir,

I am writing from the “Kuwait Finance and Investment Company, a premier financial and investment company here in Kuwait and the GCC Region.

I am a financial consultant to an investor from a Mineral-Oil Rich African Country with sensitive political background who wants to invest outside his country and without the appearance of him on the investments.

As stated above, my client had approached me with a mandate to seek for individuals with professional experience in financial management that can help him channel some funds into profitable investments outside Africa where these funds could exist WITHOUT his name.

Should this be of interest to you, kindly respond with your CV and/or personal profile so we can make progress.

 

Moataz Hegab http://www.kfic-kw.com

Attention Bonafide Recipient.

This is an official message from the courier services in Cotonou Republic of Benin. We have your package dropped since last six weeks by rev. Victor Akagwu who abandoned this package here for a trip to Vatican city in Italy.

We have made several attempts to have you clear your package containing a Bank Draft worth of US$2.5M not until rev. Victor Akagwu called us from Vatican and gave us you email, that is why we are contacting you to clear your package

Contact us with your final delivery address and have your package in less than 48 hours. Required delivery details is as below:

Your Full Names

Address

Phone

Awaiting your immediate cooperation.

Mrs. Rachel Dean

My Dear Friend,

My Name is Arkamani Ahmad al-Mahdi,a descendant of (Muhammad Ahmad al-Mahdi) the ruler of Sudan in the 1880’s, I am 62years old and an ex-politician in Sudan, I retired from Politics more than a decade Ago.

I am presenting an investment proposal to you, with an amount of Eighty five Million United states Dollars ($85,000,000) for a start, and could go up to $10 billion and more, if you re trust worthy and capable enough as this is no joke.

I am open to any good, vast or profitable Ideas you have, so we could invest this sum of money, In the process of this establishment, you will be talking to my Son who will put you through all the Corners of this establishment, for some personal and security reasons I will explain to you later on, only if I see you as an interested partner.

I want us to make this 100% Confidential between us as I have tried to stay out of the Media and the public all along. I am ready to work with you in all trust and Honesty, as I Expect you will act the Same. There are lots of internet Fraud and Scam everywhere these days and as much as I am being Skeptical about you, I also want to give this a try, under my strict supervision, so I want you to know that we will not only rely on just phone and email Conversation for this business partnership. I want us to have a face to face Meeting either with me or my Son, which will enable us move in the right direction, if you Agree with me.

I will write you with every other details you need, when I get your response. Have a nice day as I await your message at your earliest convenience.

Write me on my private Email: arkamanidsk@gmail.com

Warm Regards,

Mr. Arkamani.

 

Stopping Writers Block

Stopping Writers Block

Really outstanding low tech writing tool that just forces you to just write and not worry about editing or concerning yourself with formatting. You can set the time from five minutes up to sixty minutes. The issue is and what is most appealing is, if you pause for more than five seconds, everything is lost and a red screen pops up saying “you lost”. But if you continue on and complete the task, a green screen appears at which time you can highlight and copy the text to paste onto your blog or application. Works well and once you get past the stress, which by the way is the point of this very simple and very effective online app page. Will try to access it via my smartphone. The paragraph below was my first attempt and last a grueling five minutes. The Most Dangerous Writing App [su_divider top=”yes” text=”Go to top” style=”default” divider_color=”#999999″ link_color=”#999999″ size=”3″ margin=”15″ class=””]

Five Minutes Start Attempt 1 – The Most Crazy App
This is the most crazy app that I have had the pleasure of using. It forces you to continuously keep on writing. If you should happen to stop, everything that you just finished working on will vanish into the wind. Very nerve wrecking indeed. Still have almost three minutes left of writing what ever happens to pop into my little mind. So far so good, but if I pause for more than five seconds, this app will self destruct. The wonderful thing is that it will also improve your accuracy when typing and make your workflow progress at a much faster rate. Now with about two minutes left, my brain is really beginning to feel the burn.
Speaking of Bern, Mr Sanders seems to be doing really well. I would really hate it if Trump is our next president and will be prepared to move to Spain In conclusion. Thank You
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Five Minutes Start Attempt 2 – Hindering the Creative Process

Being my second attempt to use this most awkward writers block app, I must be a glutton for punishment. Some may say that doing this will prevent the creative process. The idea does have merit, running against a clock does add the extra pressure and makes you not really focus on the actual topic at hand…the creative process. I may or may not continue to use this or better yet the idea of using my countdown timer on my phone as my indicator thus removing the additional stress associated with this. Currently just writing for the sake of writing and not really paying attention to what is actually being said. Just like that poorly written sentence that was just a  mess. [su_divider top=”yes” text=”Go to top” style=”default” divider_color=”#999999″ link_color=”#999999″ size=”3″ margin=”15″ class=””]

Five Minutes Start Attempt 3 – Ramblings About Evolution of Computers

Trying to discipline myself and eventually attempt to expand the time that I use this app to the full sixty minutes of non stop writing. I did notice that the speed of my typing has increased and would imagine that eventually I would be up to speed and maintain at least a sixty – eighty word per minute speed. This brings me back to freshmen year of high school when I was in typing class, yes typing class which was an elective. In retrospect, that class proved most valuable and was the stepping stone into the computer age. Computers at the time were not even sold in stores but instead were offered at such places as Heath Kit or Tandy. Our first computer which was the as powerful as a cheap calculator cost in the thousands of dollars and as large as a small automobile. My second computer was a Timex Sinclair  and we were able to program in basic. We designed games and some complex binary images. Then the we had a Mac Classic, 286, 386, Pentium, P1, P2, P3, and what ever came after that. Back in the day we knew languages and could make computers actually do some amazing things. Now, we take it for granted that technology is at our finger tips and cost next to nothing. Not having a computer in school is not an option and in most situations is required. [su_divider top=”yes” text=”Go to top” style=”default” divider_color=”#999999″ link_color=”#999999″ size=”3″ margin=”15″ class=””]

Just Rants

Donald Trump Also Can’t Stand The Steve Bannon Impression On ‘SNL

I’m just about ready for this second debate, although not without trepidation. The RNC and America’s top Republicans urged Trump to demonstrate contrition. His supporters, we hear, encouraged him to double down on his misogyny and lack of character by using Bill Clinton’s alleged misdeeds to de-emphasize the seriousness of his own. Clearly, he has listened to his supporters. I can’t imagine how Priebus, Ryan, and Pence will react tomorrow.

Donald’s answer to the tax question is to eliminate the provision for carried interest. That is to say, the general partner of a limited partnership has their income taxed as capital gains, even though they haven’t actually invested their own money. That’s the only provision he references – not the income tax rate – not the special deals for the real estate industry – not the inheritance tax deals. In point of fact, Trump uses business losses to fund deals in which he insists on getting paid up front – so the losses come from his partners, while he makes both money and a tax benefit. It’s the longest con imaginable.

Donald Trump is an idiot. How the American public can reconcile their support for this man and still consider their conscience clean and leaning towards a religious nature to be true is a stain upon their souls.

He lies so often, and defiles the higher nature of every person willing to stand by him.

That’s okay DT, not many folks like your impression of a President.

The EPA was just directed to freeze all grants. This means that graduate students and researchers funded on EPA funds are now without funds. All ongoing studies are stopped.
Scientists at the EPA and USDA are also blocked from communicating with the press or through the internet.
It all happened in a moment with a memo, by executive action, with zero input or oversight.
It could happen to any Federal institute, including the National Science Foundation, which funds research at universities around the country — including the health insurance and living stipends of many, many students. Trump also froze all federal hiring yesterday.
Please, if you can safely raise your voice, raise it loudly. Call your congresspeople, call the White House, write op-eds and articles and blog posts. AND TWEET This is only Day 4.
(Share widely– copy and paste is best to share with people outside our common friends. I did not write this. It was copied and pasted from a scientist who wants to remain anonymous. The fear of retaliation is real.)

Damage to American Democracy by Trump

(AND IT’S ONLY NOON, people)
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the DOJ’s Violence Against Women programs.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Minority Business Development Agency.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Economic Development Administration.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the International Trade Administration.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Legal Services Corporation.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the DOJ.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Electricity Deliverability and Energy Reliability.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Fossil Energy.
* On January 20th, 2017, DT ordered all regulatory powers of all federal agencies frozen.
* On January 20th, 2017, DT ordered the National Parks Service to stop using social media after RTing factual, side by side photos of the crowds for the 2009 and 2017 inaugurations.
* On January 20th, 2017, roughly 230 protestors were arrested in DC and face unprecedented felony riot charges. Among them were legal observers, journalists, and medics.
* On January 20th, 2017, a member of the International Workers of the World was shot in the stomach at an anti-fascist protest in Seattle. He remains in critical condition.
* On January 21st, 2017, DT brought a group of 40 cheerleaders to a meeting with the CIA to cheer for him during a speech that consisted almost entirely of framing himself as the victim of dishonest press.
* On January 21st, 2017, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer held a press conference largely to attack the press for accurately reporting the size of attendance at the inaugural festivities, saying that the inauguration had the largest audience of any in history, “period.”
* On January 22nd, 2017, White House advisor Kellyanne Conway defended Spicer’s lies as “alternative facts” on national television news.
* On January 22nd, 2017, DT appeared to blow a kiss to director James Comey during a meeting with the FBI, and then opened his arms in a gesture of strange, paternal affection, before hugging him with a pat on the back.
* On January 23rd, 2017, DT reinstated the global gag order, which defunds international organizations that even mention abortion as a medical option.
* On January 23rd, 2017, Spicer said that the US will not tolerate China’s expansion onto islands in the South China Sea, essentially threatening war with China.
* On January 23rd, 2017, DT repeated the lie that 3-5 million people voted “illegally” thus costing him the popular vote.
* On January 23rd, 2017, it was announced that the man who shot the anti-fascist protester in Seattle was released without charges, despite turning himself in.
* On January 24th, 2017, Spicer reiterated the lie that 3-5 million people voted “illegally” thus costing DT the popular vote.
* On January 24th, 2017, DT tweeted a picture from his personal Twitter account of a photo he says depicts the crowd at his inauguration and will hang in the White House press room. The photo is of the 2009 inauguration of 44th President Barack Obama, and is curiously dated January 21st, 2017, the day AFTER the inauguration and the day of the Women’s March, the largest inauguration related protest in history.
* On January 24th, 2017, the EPA was ordered to stop communicating with the public through social media or the press and to freeze all grants and contracts.
* On January 24th, 2017, the USDA was ordered to stop communicating with the public through social media or the press and to stop publishing any papers or research. All communication with the press would also have to be authorized and vetted by the White House.
* On January 24th, 2017, HR7, a bill that would prohibit federal funding not only to abortion service providers, but to any insurance coverage, including Medicaid, that provides abortion coverage, went to the floor of the House for a vote.
* On January 24th, 2017, Director of the Department of Health and Human Service nominee Tom Price characterized federal guidelines on transgender equality as “absurd.”
* On January 24th, 2017, DT ordered the resumption of construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, while the North Dakota state congress considers a bill that would legalize hitting and killing protestors with cars if they are on roadways.
* On January 24th, 2017, it was discovered that police officers had used confiscated cell phones to search the emails and messages of the 230 demonstrators now facing felony riot charges for protesting on January 20th, including lawyers and journalists whose email accounts contain privileged information of clients and sources. (from a friend)

Please share… If you want more people to actually read it, copy and paste. I still can’t believe what is on this list. Thank you for reading… It is long but important…

Defining Trump Presidency – Tyrant

A tyrant, in its modern English usage, is an absolute ruler unrestrained by law or person, or one who has usurped legitimate sovereignty. Often described as a cruel character, a tyrant defends his position by oppressive means, tending to control almost everything in the state. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrant

Dumb Coal Miners Will Lose Obamacare Benefits

01/04/2017 – Who ever said coal miners are smart…dah, they voted for Trump with the promise of coal mining jobs but didn’t think it through. Currently, black lung benefits exist via Obamacare, but with the repeal of the insurance plan, coal miners will loose all benefits. By the way, coal is dead and should be phased out like most civilized countries have done or will be doing in the very near future. Washington Pos

Drain the swamp” was a refrain of Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, but Newt Gingrich says the president-elect “doesn’t want to use it anymore” now that he’s knee-deep in alligators.

Donald Trump the Con Man

Donald’s answer to the tax question is to eliminate the provision for carried interest. That is to say, the general partner of a limited partnership has their income taxed as capital gains, even though they haven’t actually invested their own money. That’s the only provision he references – not the income tax rate – not the special deals for the real estate industry – not the inheritance tax deals.. In point of fact, Trump uses business losses to fund deals in which he insists on getting paid up front – so the losses come from his partners, while he makes both money and a tax benefit. It’s the longest con imaginable.

Donald Trump is an idiot. How the American public can reconcile their support for this man and still consider their conscience clean and leaning towards a religious nature to be true is a stain upon their souls.

He lies so frequently and defiles the higher nature of every person willing to stand by him.

Caution Idiot Ahead I-95 Observation

Consistently traveling the I-95 corridor, a stretch of highway that spans from Maine to the Florida Keys and is always busy. The part that seems to have the most idiots is located in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey where the traffic is the heaviest. The thing about it is, if people would just drive instead of texting or talking on the phone, traffic jams, accidents, and stupidities could be drastically reduced. We would only have to deal with those moronic rubberneckers that slow traffic down for miles just to take a peak at some blood and guts on the road, get a life and drive. Just hate that, traffic is backed up for miles and when you finally get to the accident its free and clear, rubberneckers should be ticketed and fined.[su_divider style=”dotted”][su_divider][/su_divider]

Took this photograph while the traffic was dead still and it reads ” accident ahead” which translates to “Caution Idiot Ahead” which I thought was more appropriate.  Anyway, that is my rant for the new year. Have a perfect and stay safe.

The original image was manipulated with an Android phone then fine tuned with Photoshop.

Enforcing The Logan Act

File charges against the 47 U.S. Senators in violation of The Logan Act in attempting to undermine a nuclear agreement.

On March 9th, 2015, forty-seven United States Senators committed a treasonous offense when they decided to violate the Logan Act, a 1799 law which forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. Violation of the Logan Act is a felony, punishable under federal law with imprisonment of up to three years.

At a time when the United States government is attempting to reach a potential nuclear agreement with the Iranian government, 47 Senators saw fit to instead issue a condescending letter to the Iranian government stating that any agreement brokered by our President would not be upheld once the president leaves office.

This is a clear violation of federal law. In attempting to undermine our own nation, these 47 senators have committed treason. Source

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Elderly Drivers Be Re-Tested For DMV Licenses

Pros and Cons of Elderly Drivers Behind the Wheel – Should The Elderly Be Re-Tested For DMV Licenses?

The Pros and Cons of Elderly Drivers

“The amount of accidents and fatalities caused by elderly drivers has increased and will continue to increase as the baby boomers hit age sixty-five. What makes it more interesting is most cases are without citations or jail time. Even when a fatality has occurred, senior citizens don’t seem to do any jail time. If it was you or me, you can pretty much count that we would be locked up. I can not understand why State Governments have not stepped up to change our current requirements for the privilege of driving a motor vehicle.”

From the time you start reading this article until it’s completion which is about one and half minutes about 88 auto accidents would have happened and 18 of them would be directly related to the elderly. That is just in the US if you factor in worldwide numbers then the numbers are astronomical. Also one motor vehicle death occurs every 15 minutes.

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Elderly drivers account for a nearly 19% of all automobile accidents. This number is indeed staggering enough to have many people asking, should older drivers be allowed on the road? And if so, should they be retested more often than younger drivers? For some, the answers to these questions are quite clear. For others, they are subjects of much debate.

Some have proposed that older drivers should be required to retake the driving test at age 65, and then again every few years. This proposal certainly seems reasonable, given the current accident statistics. Where problems may occur would be in the fact that there is a fee to take the driving test. This fee helps to pay the salary of the driving testers. It may not be fair to ask senior drivers to pay this fee more often than others.

Another problem may be that the number of individuals needing to take a driving test would increase. This could place extra burdens on testing spots that are already extremely busy. Wait times could increase, and even those who are for more frequent testing for senior drivers could very well find themselves inconvenienced. Some may be willing to endure longer wait times, while others would not.

Would this be some form of discrimination? Again, there are people on both sides. Laws are in place to protect people. However, not everyone will agree with the laws that are supposed to protect them. Seniors that cling to the ability to drive for their very survival will certainly consider any such law a form of discrimination.

The solution may actually lie somewhere in the middle. It may be possible to ask that any senior driver that has been involved in an accident to retake the driving test. Obviously, this possible solution also has flaws, as who is to say that the individual will survive a serious accident. This could also come to late to save the life of others that may be involved in the accident as well.

It is unclear as to whether or not the government will get involved in this debate. It may be that this decision will need to be made on a state or even local level. In a perfect world, seniors that realize that their driving skills are not up to par would relinquish their drivers license voluntarily. However, many do not realize that this is the case until it is too late. Clearly, there is no easy solution to this complex problem.

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Just To Stress The Point

As amusing as you might think the video is…the people that died, or were injured don’t think it’s all that funny. It is our responsibility as son’s and daughters to take the keys away from our parents. Yes, they will hate you, they will get angry…but they will get over it.

Why Take a Driver Safety Course?

Because driving has changed since you first got your license, and doing so could save you money on your car insurance.

Many Organizations are stepping up and trying to educate people, especially the elderly about safe driving. AARP is one of those Organizations that offers these courses. Not only does it keep you current on new and changing road laws but after completion may lower your insurance premium. Read more athttp://www.aarp.org/home-garden/transportation/info-05-2010/why-take-a-driver-safety-course.html

Check out your options

It’s better to prepare ahead of time for safety, than to wait for something unfortunate to happen first.

RESOURCES

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov

American Occupational Therapy Association
http://www.AOTA.org

Car Fit— 12-point check list to ensure senior drivers are sitting properly in their own vehicle and that seat, seat belt, mirrors, steering wheel, head rest, gas/brake pedals, and other controls are positioned properly.
American Automobile Association AAA
http://www.aaa.com

Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists
http://www.driver-ed.org

Senior Drivers Organization
http://www.seniordrivers.org

AARP American Association for Retired Persons
Driver Safety Program
http://www.aarp.org

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Epleeba1 3 weeks ago

My wife was a victim in a crash caused by an elderly driver. She(my wife) still suffers from the injuries she received many years ago. The elderly driver and her passenger were both killed in the crash ( as well as a dog in the car). This crash was preventable as the family knew the elderly woman was dangerous behind the wheel. It is very difficult for a family to take away a beloved person’s freedom so retesting after a certain age puts the decision in the state’s corner. I believe the public can decide at what age the retesting should occur. I also believe retesting should be required when a person above a certain age (to be decided) is involved in a traffic accident.


nicolas-ray 3 weeks ago from Stamford, CTHub Author

Tragic all the way around. It is a difficult for a family or caregiver to take the keys away from an elderly parent like I did with my mom. I believe the children of parents have a moral and almost legal obligation to make that choice. The State or Federal government won’t really tough this issue because its a political mind field. Politicians don’t want to loose the elderly s votes. Something needs to be done about this issue and a simple eye test doesn’t make the grade. Thanks for your comment Epleeba1


Some elderly people’s eyes are very to extremely poor . Therefore impairs their ability to drive .


nicolas-ray 3 weeks ago from Stamford, CTHub Author

Exactly Deborah, and currently an eye test is the only thing that is required to renew your motor vehicle license. Some states are attempting to administer a reaction time test which is done on computer, touch screen plus one or two buttons to press, the program is having a lot of resistance from the community. Thanks for your comment.

Why Do Some Women Seek Horrible Abusive Men

The Abusive Outcome is Never Good

The reasons why some women seek abusive men will vary. It could be one reason, or a combination of several. Unfortunately, the outcome of these relationships can be disastrous, and will certainly do more harm than good to the self-confidence of women. Those who take the time to understand why they continue to wind up with bad men may be able to finally break the cycle.

One of the top reasons women draw in abusive men is that they see the man as a project of sorts. Women mistakenly assume that they can magically transform a bad man into a good man, a man that is compassionate, honest, and sincere.. The truth is, no matter how much time and effort is invested, there is no way to change the core of a person. They must do this on their own.

Bad men may seem more exciting than a nice guy. This excitement is often enough to draw women in, at which point they may realize that this person is exciting because he is not mentally stable. Even worse, the fun excitement can quickly turn into the unwanted type, which could be verbal, mental, and physical abuse. Women may stay in these situations for the previous reason. They believe that they can change this, and stop it from happening.

Often women wind up with horrible men simply because the man pursued her. Often times, aggressive men are also aggressive in their pursuit of women. This can be quite flattering at first, as everyone wants to be wanted. This is not to say that every man that comes on strong will be an abuser, but this is a red flag that women can watch out for when considering their next relationship.

Note: The choice to include this very graphic video was a simple one. Abuse and violence are not pretty nor can they be sugar coated. This one minute video gets a message across. Warning, Very Graphic Vimeo Video.

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The Cycle Continues

One of the saddest reasons why women may seek a horrible man is that they wish to replicate the relationship they had with their father. Women may do this without even realizing it. If the relationship with the father was abusive in any way, women may seek a man that provides this, as it is familiar behavior to them. This may be the hardest pattern to break, as on the surface, no woman realizes that they are actually doing this.

The most common reason is most likely low self-confidence. When self-confidence is low, women may not feel that they are worthy of being loved by a good man, and will automatically seek out men that they feel are on the same level as they are. Positive affirmations and a change in how a woman views herself will go a long way in correcting this behavior.

What is most important is that this cycle is broken as soon as possible. Mental and physical damage can result while in a relationship with a horrible man. The longer this goes on, the harder it can be to recover. Those who find themselves in one bad relationship after another should take the action that is required to break the pattern. There are many self-help books that may be helpful. Therapy is yet another option, as it may help women get to the root cause of why they are allowing these relationships to continue.

“They Seemed So Happy”

Domestic violence or abuse usually happens behind closed doors and friends or family may not even suspect anything is wrong. Please, if you are in an abusive situation just seek out some help and remove yourself from the problem, talk to your friends, family, or counselor. Abuse is not part of life…

Staggering Abuse Statistics

  • 1 in 4 women report experiencing domestic violence in their lifetimes.[1]
  • 2 million injuries and 1,300 deaths are caused each year as a result of domestic violence.[2]
  • All cultural, religious, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds are affected by domestic violence.[3]
  • Nearly 2.2 million people called local and national domestic violence hotlines in 2004.[4]
  • More than 1.35 million people accessed domestic violence victim services in 2005.[5]

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peachpurple 4 weeks ago from Mother EarthLevel 7 Commenter

maybe they misunderstood that men were there to keep them safe, but was wrong


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nicolas-ray 4 weeks ago from Stamford, CT

Thanks Peachpurple,

I think that may be true, regardless of the reason it should never be part of someones life. Myself, I would give my life to protect my wife, family, and even my friends, but once again I don’t have a deep desire to abuse anyone. I think the issue for a majority of women stems from childhood abuse from a dad, brother, or guardian. I would image that breaking what you are familiar with is difficult I have a friend that is in constant jeopardy from her husband but she denies the issue. Ultimately, there is no clear answer except to remove yourself from the danger.


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Susan Guinn 4 weeks ago from FloridaLevel 1 Commenter

Peach purple There is a saying, “Hurt People, Hurt people!”In counseling people, I have learned that is very true. When they have been at the hands of an abuser, they become abusive. For some reason their self esteem is very low, and usually end up with people who abuse.


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nicolas-ray 4 weeks ago 

That I think is the key, low self esteem, the feeling that they are nothing because that is what they were told countless times growing up. Like I said before one of my friends, every guy that she goes out with is a creep of sorts, verbal and a few times physical abuse. It is at the point that she thinks all men are like that. She has no faith or trust in anyone. Very sad and just don’t know how to help anymore.


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MonkeyShine75 3 weeks agoLevel 3 Commenter

Great hub, and an interesting subject

People mirror back to us the qualities we like, and dislike about ourselves.

Every relationship we have reflects who we are, and what we think we need, lack etc. The other person will fill a need in us, whether it be a need for love, or a need to abuse ourselves.

The need could also be to find a man just like dad. If dad was abusive, our man will probably be abusive too


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nicolas-ray 3 weeks ago from Stamford, CTHub Author

Thank You MonkeyShine75,

I find this to be true most of the time, good partners fill the gap that the other lacks. The only thing that just doesn’t make sense is why would a partner search for someone that is abusive? The only conclusions that I can find is that it is the only type of relationship they have experienced. It comes down to self image, feeling of inadequacy, self destructive personality. Like I mentioned before, I have a friend that every man that she has a relationship with turns out to be the worst experience. It’s horrible and very depressing. Thank You again for your input.

Love your article which is related to this one.http://monkeyshine75.hubpages.com/hub/PeopleWhoMir..


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MonkeyShine75 3 weeks agoLevel 3 Commenter

Thank you Nicolas I have added a link at the end of my article to this one, under capsule heading “Recommended Reading”

I appreciate you 🙂


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Hope Centre 3 weeks ago

Great hub..!.I agree with the idea of woman having a low self esteem. That makes her a target of abuse.


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nicolas-ray 3 weeks ago from Stamford, CTHub Author

Thank You Hope Centre,

What is more disturbing are the men that seek these women with the idea of abuse. Actually, I will make it a point to start researching that angle. “Bad men and what is the motivation behind them” Take care.


 

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MonkeyShine75 3 weeks agoLevel 3 Commenter

by Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM

Abusive relationships are driven by insecurity, fear that feeds that insecurity and an expectation of inconsistency, both real and perceived.

Let’s say the man is the abuser, and the woman the abused, because it can be the other way around

An abuser is extremely insecure. he has little sense of her own social value and makes an effort to gain or re-gain some outward appearance of that value through domination and control. The fear that feeds that insecurity has two fronts: fear of not being lovable, and fear of appearing weak. The paradox here is that the abuser is, in fact, weak, which is why he abuses — in order to maintain a sense of control — in the first place. The perceived inconsistency on the part of the abuser by the victim is that the victim is not submitting to the abuser’s domination.

The victim is also very insecure and for surprisingly similar reasons. She also has little sense of her own social value, but makes an effort to establish that value by losing herself to the demand for submission. The fear that feeds this insecurity is also about not being lovable or loved, and there is a willingness to accept the inconsistency of the abuser’s attention for the sake of being loved.

The pathological need to control on the part of the abuser and the pathological need for attention on the part of the victim is a match made in heaven. These people tend to be just a bunch of neurotic habits that tend to find a fit with their opposite to create a psychosocial balance. Abusive relationships are one of the most extreme cases of this dynamic.

Disturbing Cell Phone Images

Please if you are squeamish don’t view the finger and hand images created one hundred percent by cell phone. Using my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and a simple symmetrical filter I created images of my hands. Somewhat interesting in that the photographs take on a personality of there own. The textures and image quality is really amazing.  I did use the standard frame selection then re sized all the disturbing images using a Play store app. Will list all the apps and filters.

Would love to know your thoughts and opinions on these photographs.

Cellular Park  The use of the cell phone as an art medium is an old idea. I strongly believe that using what one has to create something is very interesting. These photographs are of the Norwalk, Ct dog park. Just an amazing place, acres of park just for dogs to run free and mingle with each other.

Tent City Story

“POW”

I suppose we, myself and the rest of the inmates of ” Tent City ” were pioneers,
we set the example, or should I say, an example was made of us…

Three-forty-five in the early winter morning, sleeping outside in military tents. Twenty-five inmates stacked on metal bunks with just the essentials. One or two blankets separate warmth from the cold stillness of the outside. The sounds of inmates usually the old timers, coughing in sickness make sleep a difficult task. Most are too weak or to scared to seek medical attention, the prospect of medical lock-down is not as thrilling as roughing it outside in the olive green canvas tents. A handful of inmates attempt to work on their bodies, bench pressing the one-hundred pound steel bunk beds with the additional weight of a few volunteer inmates situated on top. Folding the bed rolls and placing them on the ground, creating a firm support for your back. The person then lies on top of the folded mattress which allows for adequate clearance to fully extend ones arms. There is a certain harmony during these workouts, a very professional and harmonious atmosphere is created – it almost makes you forget were you are, that doesn’t last to long.
Other inmates are plugged into there radio’s totally unaware of the goings and comings around themselves. Thinking of the outside world, of all the daily joys that one takes for granted, good food, one’s freedom, and of some female companionship. Some of the more ambitious inmates, usually the ones that are staying here for many years, wonder around from tent to tent trying to either sell or buy contraband, tobacco, drugs, stolen items, or anything that was not readily available to the common inmate through legal prison lines was in high demand.
The camp is under very sever racial disturbances brought out by many factors. Such as very cramp living conditions, extreme weather conditions, cold during the winter nights or one-hundred plus degrees during the Arizona days. Without the proper heating or cooling facilities and insufficient clothing it’s just a matter of time before the bomb explodes. The second factor is the constant harassment from the camp guards, which despite their unique training, are like young kids with new toys. Usually the guards have military experience and have graduated top of there class which would make you think they could handle their positions. A large percentage of the guards have been trained in various fighting techniques and weapons usage, making them all just a little sadistic. Dressed in beige camouflage desert uniforms, equipped with an assortment of weapons attached to there belts, giving them the appearance of a Desert Storm Trooper.

Stun-guns were just introduced into the picture during my enlightening stay at tent city. On several occasions I witnessed the very brutal results of the power of these torture devices. Without warning, three or more guards burst into the small confines of the tent, sudden confusion and a mad dash to you bunks. It is to late the guards have singled out one or two of the more visible prisoners and have begun what seems like an endless verbal beating. Eventually the atmosphere becomes more hostile, like a school of hungry sharks – at first just playing with there prey and then going in for the final kill. First kicking there victim and then hitting with clenched fist. Finally, the horrible conclusion, ZAP!…It’s over, cuff him, and drag his limp body to lock down, he’s back in one or two days. The hit squad has done there damage, their point taken and there message well understood, “do not fuck with us or we will take action”. Not realizing that there method of communicating there thoughts was beginning to wear thin, and the inmate community was beginning to get agitated and very hostile towards the institution. More and more incidents were becoming a daily occurrence. It is as if they were trying to get things going so they could extinguish there own fire, boredom?, or were they venting there own inner inadequacies, there hostilities, there anger from there miserable lives, nightmares from the military. These questions will never be known.
The constant noise, twenty-four hours a day, sirens, bells whistles, and the announcements over the intercom system, mixed in with 300 inmates speaking and yelling in the background, night and day, it is very maddening after a while. You never really sleep, short naps all night, ones ears fine tune at night, able to hear distant conversations in detail, not actually acknowledging what is said, trying to tune everything out, not able…restless
After a while you know every detail of you bunkies life, you know about their family and their girlfriends, especially their girlfriends. I imagine that most of the stories are lies or at best exaggerations of the truth. Listening contentedly, every detail heard and accepted as the truth. You become close to certain fellow inmates, persons you might share the same interest, or enjoy playing cards with. I suppose you become a family of sorts, each member helping to the best of their ability another member through a hard time, each gaining support from the other.

Switching Hosting Providers

Hostmonster One of the Worst Hosting Providers

After tens of years with my host provider and thousands of dollars and hundreds of domains under my belt, switching was not an easy task.  Over the course of the last year,  give our take,  service from Hostmonster really diminished to the point of frustration. Customer service took hours to get through,  usually with no results.  On several occasions sites that had thousands of pages and took years to fine tune where all of a sudden riddled with error messages and databases that no longer functioned. In essence they could not fix the issue and opted to reset which cost me years of time and work. Read Customer Complaints

Recently, I kept receiving emails that said my databases exceeded system specifications. No problem, started removing and compacting the files but still needed assistance. Called Hostmonster and waited with speakerphone on so as not to waste more time. Forty five minutes passed and finally spoke to a IT service representative. Explaining the situation as he viewed my files, he informs me that there has been phishing emails going around. I mentioned that I checked the header of the email and it originated from Hostmonster. I asked if he could delete any unused databases, which he said he could not. After hanging up without unsatisfactory results, my sites were all down, my service was suspended. I was crazy angry and had to call again. After more time, spoke to yet another customer service representative that said I have exceeded my database limits and would have to upgrade service to continue. I was super hot now, hung up and started deleting databases removing websites. Called again and they scanned the databases and of course un-suspended my service. Hung up and immediately started saving by exporting all my files and sites.

GoDaddy Provider Makes Hosting Interesting Again

Went to my domain manager and unlocked all my domains. Found GoDaddy, signed up for the fasted most powerful plan and started transferring domains out of Hostmonster to GoDaddy. Easy, but costly because you have to renew each domain name also. Customer service at GoDaddy is fantastic with people that actually know what they are doing. I now have almost all my sites back up and running utilizing some of the best organized cPanel apps. There is a slight learning curve with GoDaddy but we’ll worth it. My sites work blazing fast and service is exceptional.

Hostmonster started off well and was rated one of the best but has not kept up. Please do yourself a favor and stay away. Also, they have other companies under different names which is a bit shady if you ask me Will update you on those. Will not miss poor customer service from Hostmonster.