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Anyone selling fake inauguration tickets to the rubes?

I had this idea a while back that a good way to scam American tourists abroad is to sell tickets to things that didn't charge admission. Like, get a quasi official outfit, a change maker, and a roll of tickets and charge admission to parks and public monuments. Like, sell "half price tickets" about a half a block away from cathedrals and so on. Smile and nod at people who pass by, so you look like you're checking tickets, and when you see some Americans who seem unlikely to be able to communicate in the local language, sell them a ticket. Charge 'em half a euro to use the pissoir...that sort of thing. Use a fake accent and pretend not to understand half of what they say. If they see others going in for free tell them that the taxpayers can do that, but foreign tourists have to pay. If a local makes you, cut him in on the deal if he helps.

With all the mailing lists for sale, you could send out personalized mailers, or, heck, just spam emails and tell them they've been personally selected as a guest of Doofus, Melanoma, and Iwankya. For security verification purposes, they just have to register and provide their credit card info, so that we can confirm they got the invite. Or have 'em send ten bucks cash to your mail drop address to receive their personalized official ticket and a special gift from the Presidential ménage-a-trois their very own blessed selves.

What better way to commemorate this event than by running a scam of your own?

Oakland death trap operator glad his kids and wife were at hotel

Derek Ion, the lunatic with depraved indifference to his responsibility for the deaths of dozens in Oakland, had this to say on Facebook:

"Confirmed. Everything I worked so hard for is gone. Blessed that my children and Micah were at a hotel safe and sound... it's as if I have awoken from a dream filled with opulence and hope.... to be standing now in poverty of self worth."

Aw, gee, maybe we can take up a collection for him. He lost his stuff.


Oakland Fire - Callous, Wanton and Reckless Disregard for Human Life

Access to the second floor was by a "stairway" that was more of an art project arrangement of wooden pallets. The place was laid out like a maze, full of flammable material, and clearly ad-hoc electrical wiring. You can see wires used as mechanical supports, terminated live wires with wire nuts, lighting installed against wood....

NO fire extinguishers to be seen, and no sprinklers or automatic fire extinguishers or fire extinguishing balls. Those things can be very inexpensive, incidentally.

This was no "accident" in the sense that it wasn't engineered into what was going on when someone decided it would be a good idea to have dozens of people visit.

Look at the loose, terminated wires in the first picture, and take a look at the string of 120v light sockets wound around the wood beam in the second. These pictures are a smorgasbord of "spot the fire hazard" worthy of a basic electrician's class.

LOOK ^^^ Do you see those bare incandescent bulbs? Do you see that string of sockets where the wires are supporting the lamps? That's fucking insane.

This is not an "accident", it is criminally negligent homicide.

Get on your bike and RIDE!

So, I've done enough sitting around and moping for now.

Tomorrow, I am breaking out the cool weather gear, pointing the handlebars down the road, and going as far as my legs will take me.

Devastating Early Voting Trend in Delaware

Thus far in Delaware, there have been ZERO early votes cast. Not a single one.

That figure is the same across all demographics. The zero early votes from African Americans is particularly worrying, since white Republicans have managed to match that number.

It matches the trend from both 2008 and 2012.

They did find one new Clinton email...

Analysts are working on what that message might mean.

Melania's circumstances of entry are not about Melania...

It is more appropriately about the sex trafficking trade in Eastern European women generally - which is what these "modeling" arrangements are about.

Or if it is not "modeling", it is "housekeeping" work promised to young women whose travel is arranged, and they are driven from the airport directly to some sort of exploitive arrangement to pay their debt to those who arranged it.

That's what this is about.

Lawsuit filed in New York against Trump and Clinton to postpone election

This one's a winner:


"The 2016 election is a mockery of the United States Constitution and as such violates the Constitutional Right of every citizen of the United States. The candidates running For president of the United States will not be reliable to fulfill the role of Chief of State. The President is the "boss" for millions nf government workers. a Chief Diplomat, a Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, a Legislature Leader, Chief nf Party and a Guardian of Economy. Neither of the candidates running for the Presidential seat shows that they can handle the position. The character of both candidates falls far below the standersmandated as a person representing the people; Neither candidate displays the ability to act as a lawyer to represent our Nation and protect the citizens of the United States."

...and that's just for openers.

Oh well, I guess the election is off.
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