Thursday, January 26, 2017

I Have A Podcast Now. Go Check It Out!

I know some of you are wondering where I went, or better yet, why there's 4 new posts here today in the midst of the typical cavalcade of ads. Well, you'll be happy to know that I'm gonna try (keyword: try) to revive the blog, and I've also got a podcast that I started with the homies UppityNegro and RiPPa, both of whom have contributed to the blog in the past.

It's called Three Brothers And A Mic, and if I must say so myself, it's pretty darn good. You can catch it on Stitcher and iTunes. Subscribe, leave comments, and hit us up.

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Trump's Daughter Also Registered To Vote In Two States.

Breh.
Just one day after President Donald Trump said he would ask for a "major investigation" into his unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway pushed back on proof that shows the president's youngest daughter on voter registration rolls in two states.

Tiffany Trump is currently registered in both New York City and Philadelphia, according to state election records in New York and Pennsylvania. Trump was a student at the University of Pennsylvania until her graduation last May.
Lord, please let this 4 years be over already.

Trump's Sr Adviser Participated In Voter Fraud.

I've been quiet throughout this transition from the Obama administration to whatever you wanna call this spectacle that Donald Trump's got going on. The reasons are many. One, because I'm sorta depressed that this whole thing is actually happening, two because I'm sorta scared that Trump's gonna label bloggers as "the press" and come after me with lawyers, and three, because see reason one.

This next 4 years will probably look at lot like the Trump candidacy did: a series of unforced errors, legitimate scandals that rile up the left only to be completely dismissed by the right, and oh yeah, plenty of unintentional comedy. Speaking of which, "Alternative Facts" would be an awesome name for a 90's grunge band. But as justification for a errand crowd counts by an official WH spokeswoman? Bruh, there's nothing funny about that. This shit is bordering on tragic and we're not even a week in yet.

In addition to inflating his inaugural crowd size (I was there in 2009. Friday was no 2009) Trump's been spouting off this week about "5 million illegal votes for Hilary" as if to say that he also won the popular vote in addition to the electoral college. Not only is the untrue (there's no proof, but facts don't matter when you have "alternative facts"), it's also just downright petty. Dude, you won. You are the POTUS. What's your point?

Oddly, his statement about voter fraud does have some basis in reality. It just so happens that the architect of his campaign's got a minor scandal of his own.
A senior White House adviser to Donald Trump is registered to vote in two different states, a practice that the US president wrongly claimed amounted to electoral fraud on Wednesday as he called for an inquiry.

Stephen Bannon registered to vote in New York shortly before the presidential election last year, after the Guardian disclosed that he was registered to vote at a vacant house in Florida where his ex-wife had once lived.

Bannon, whose registration lists a rented apartment in Manhattan as his address, cast his ballot for Trump in New York, according to a source familiar with his arrangements, who was not authorized to speak to the media.

Bannon, however, also remains registered to vote in Florida, according to state records. His registration lists as his address the home of Andy Badolato, a friend of Bannon’s who has worked on some of his political documentary films and written for Breitbart News, the far-right website that Bannon controlled before entering the White House as chief strategist and senior counselor to the president.

His registration in Florida was moved to Badolato’s home shortly after the publication of the Guardian report in August. Bannon has not cast a ballot in Florida, according to state records. Badolato, who was also registered to vote at the home with his adult sons, declined at the time to answer questions on whether Bannon actually lived at the property, which is required under the registration rules of the Florida division of elections.

In a pair of tweets early on Wednesday morning, Trump said that arrangements such as Bannon’s were unacceptable as he appeared to threaten a crackdown on access to the ballot box.

“I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and … even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!” the president wrote.
You couldn't make this shit up. I mean, seriously, how long before we find out Trump actually voted 5x (for Hilary himself)?

This is gonna be a very sad/scary/awful/hilarious/pick your adjective four years.

Question: Could you make this sorta sh*t up if you tried?!?

2 Great ways to collect your rainwater

More and more homeowners are self-conscious regarding their environment. That being said, a lot of them see water and energy collection as a normal thing that will both protect the planet and save them some money.

When it comes to water collection, this system is rather popular in countries with limited rainfall or high water prices. Instead of losing enormous amounts of money on bills, it is much better to get a self-sustainable system.

Here are the two main ways that allow you to collect rainwater.

Rainwater barrels

Rainwater barrels are simply amazing! Even if you are not interested in water conservation, you shouldn’t overlook this.

Water barrels are a great way to recycle water. They are especially good for watering fruits and vegetables. Even if you are not growing anything in your garden, you can still use this water for cleaning your car.

Best way to collect water is by placing barrels just below the gutter drains. During rain, water will be collected in one place (roof) and then directed into them. Have in mind that this water shouldn’t be used for drinking or personal hygiene. Even though you can filter it, god knows what may end in the barrels.

If you wish to use this water for personal hygiene or drinking, it is better to place them right in the middle of your backyard. That way, you will get the cleanest rainwater ever. Still, it is recommended that you filter it again before drinking.

Rainwater barrels can be bought in almost any hardware store. They are made from plastic and the only thing you should be concerned about is the barrel dimensions. You can even make these barrels yourself.

Rainwater collection system

Rainwater collection system is the second option. Unlike the barrels, it requires hefty initial investment and a team of professionals to install it. However, over time, it will pay for itself.

These systems use sturdy tanks that are placed either in or above ground.

Similarly to barrels, they need to be positioned bellow the roof so that the gutter water can be directed towards them. All the water will be stored in a tank and from it, connected to other home appliances via pipes.

You will need a reliable water pump for this. Also, this water has to be filtered so that you get drinkable water.

Rainwater collection represents an automated system that gives your home a complete freedom and independence.

Possible issues

There are several things you have to keep in mind when using either barrels or tanks.

First of all, both barrels and tanks should be covered with a lid. There is a good chance that mosquitoes will infest them and start laying larvae. You can easily notice this if green matter starts forming on the edges of barrels.

Besides closing off your barrels, you can also try these solutions:
• Adding a fish to the barrel so that it can eat larvae
• Using a bit of bleach
• Using anti-mosquito products
• Emptying the barrels from time to time

Another good reason for covering your barrels is so that kids and pets cannot fall into them.

In case of tanks, there is no such concern. However, the biggest issues may come from improper installation or maintenance. Avoid installing the system by yourself. It is a one-time deal anyway.

Conclusion

Rainwater tanks and barrels are the future. The savings are enormous and you are also performing a service for Mother Earth. Even if you don’t have enough money at the moment, you should still consider getting at least a few barrels for your basic gardening needs.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

New Year is a great period for online gaming industry

New Year is a great period for online gaming industry. Some people make New Year's resolutions that are all about avoiding fun activities. However, this certainly doesn't apply to everyone. A lot of people are just really eager to try new things for the new year, because they are well aware of the fact that this is the perfect time for a degree of personal reinvention. For some people, this form of reinvention can include going to a new online casino gaming website for the sake of some new forms of entertainment.

After the New Year celebration, people can go mobile at Red Flush online casino and they may try game playing in a lot of other different locations. There are certainly plenty of options for the people who are interested in making the New Year a new year in more ways than one. There are lots of reasons why people might decide to try online gaming following the new year, and the online casino gaming companies are well aware of the associated trends.

For one thing, people might be eager to spend some of the money that they recently earned over the winter holidays. In some cases, they might want to use the money for fun only, and being able to spend it all on games that could potentially earn them some more fun money can be an appealing prospect. In other cases, people want to be able to feel as if they are doing something that is genuinely different in the new year. Online casino gaming is widely available today, and it is certainly going to be easy for everyone involved to be able to make the transition to playing online casino games. Depending on where they live, they can just open up their laptops and they will be able to get started right away.

Of course, some people might make New Year's resolutions that are perfectly in line with online casino gaming. They might feel as if they have been too risk-averse in previous years, and they might have resolved to change all of that. Some people need to avoid taking risks. Other people need to be able to take more risks. It all depends on their behavioral patterns from that point onward and the nature of their lives up to that point. Trying new online casino games at Red Flush online casino can be liberating for people who have felt somewhat restrained in previous years. This could be the year where something really exciting happens for them, and it all started when they decided to get going on their online casino gaming adventures.

Then again, lots of people get depressed after the holidays end and they have to travel back to work. People are usually happier during the holidays than they are after the holidays. Being able to play at online casino gaming websites can help people feel as if they are more connected to the rest of the world again, putting them back into the holiday spirit for the New Year.