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Henry Krinkle

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Some people are just plain, inconsiderate, selfish assholes.

Something like this would have infuriated me... and I'm one of the easiest going persons
I know.

Personally, I would have stood my ground and waited them out, or wait for the cops/security to arrive
and deal with the situation. Only problem with that is the very real possabilty of them coming back
and vandalizing my car; which hopefully would be caught on a security camera (not that it would do
any good). Which makes the best option is to wait them out/wait for the cops, park in that space,
wait awhile until they're gone, pull out and find another parking space, or just go home and call
it a day.




NY Woman Tries to ‘Save’ Parking Space By Standing in It, Refuses to Move for Actual Cars
A woman was recently caught via dashcam footage standing guard over a parking spot and refusing to leave even though a car was rightfully trying to claim the space.

In the footage posted on Facebook by Nicholas Chew, a car is seen attempting to drive into an empty parking space inside a packed garage in Flushing, Queens when, suddenly, a woman blocks the car by standing in the spot.

Refusing to allow the car to take the free space, she insisted that she save the spot for her father, who would show up any minute in a Blue Compass jeep.
Seeing that there was no jeep in the vicinity, the driver asked the woman to move so he can park his car.
“Are you serious?” Chew asked. “This is a car parking space, not a woman parking space, get out of here!”
As he started honking his horn, another woman, believed to be the woman’s mother, arrived and stood beside her in the parking spot.


https://nextshark.com/ny-woman-tries-save-parking-space-standing-refuses-move-actual-cars/
Posted by Henry Krinkle | Thu Mar 15, 2018, 08:47 PM (10 replies)

This is why we can't have nice things - LL Bean changing its return policy

Can't say I blame them one bit.

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean’s generous return policy is going to be a little less forgiving: The company, which has touted its 100 percent satisfaction guarantee for more than a century, is imposing a one-year limit on most returns to reduce growing abuse and fraud.

The outdoor specialty retailer said returns of items that have been destroyed or rendered useless, including some purchased at thrift stores or retrieved from trash bins, have doubled in the past five years, surpassing the annual revenue from the company’s famous boot.

“The numbers are staggering,” CEO Steve Smith told The Associated Press. “It’s not sustainable from a business perspective. It’s not reasonable. And it’s not fair to our customers.”


https://www.boston.com/news/business/2018/02/09/ll-bean-return-policy-change
Posted by Henry Krinkle | Fri Feb 9, 2018, 12:14 PM (33 replies)

Spirit Airlines employee told student to flush emotional support hamster down the toilet

WTF is wrong with people?

This whole "emotional support" animal excuse is getting out of control.

Assuming this story is correct, both sides need to be held accountable... whomever told her to flush the critter,
and the girl for actually doing it (when she could have easily given it to someone that was leaving the airport).

A college student said she flushed her emotional support hamster down the toilet after Spirit Airlines refused to let her bring her furry pet on the plane.

Belen Aldecosea, 21, of Miami Beach, Florida, told the Miami Herald that she contacted Spirit Airlines before her flight from Baltimore to South Florida on Nov. 21, 2017, regarding traveling with her dwarf hamster, Pebbles. Aldecosea claimed the airline told her it was not a problem to bring her hamster on the flight.

However, when the student arrived at the airport she said the airline refused to let Pebbles on the plane. Aldecosea said she did not have many options since her family was in Florida and her friends were hours away. The student claimed a Spirit employee suggested she either flush Pebbles down the toilet or let the animal free.

Aldecosea skipped her flight and tried to rent a car instead, but said she was too young to rent one. So she did what she felt was the most humane choice.

“She was scared. I was scared. It was horrifying trying to put her in the toilet,” Aldecosea said. “I was emotional. I was crying. I sat there for a good 10 minutes crying in the stall.”

The student said she considered letting Pebbles run free outside but could not bear thinking of her hamster freezing to death or getting hit.

“I didn’t have any other options,” she said.


http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/02/08/spirit-airlines-employee-told-student-to-flush-emotional-support-hamster-down-toilet-student-alleges.html
Posted by Henry Krinkle | Thu Feb 8, 2018, 08:46 PM (13 replies)

Hawaii governor didn't correct missile alert because he forgot Twitter password

Doh!

When Hawaii pushed out a ballistic missile alert earlier this month, Gov. David Ige knew within two minutes it was a false alarm. But he couldn't hop on Twitter and tell everybody -- because he didn't know his password.

"I have to confess that I don't know my Twitter account login and passwords," Ige told reporters Monday after giving his State of the State address. "I will be putting that on my phone."

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency issued the alert -- sent to cell phones and broadcast on the airwaves there -- at 8:07 a.m. on January 13. A state official told Ige two minutes later it was false, CNN affiliate KHNL reports.


https://www.clickorlando.com/news/national/hawaii-governor-didnt-correct-missile-alert-because-he-forgot-twitter-password
Posted by Henry Krinkle | Tue Jan 23, 2018, 02:54 PM (6 replies)

Warren joins chorus calling for Frankens resignation

I guess this pretty much makes it official, Franken is finished.

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren joined the chorus of Democratic senators calling for Minnesota Democrat Al Franken to resign in the wake of new sexual harassment allegations, including fellow Senator Ed Markey.

Female Democratic senators lead the charge for Franken’s ouster Wednesday, but Warren was the last among them to speak out publicly against him, waiting until mid-afternoon to do so.

“I think he should resign,” Elizabeth Warren said in a statement put out by her staff. She did not elaborate.

Earlier in the afternoon, a Warren aide told the Globe that the senator had talked to Franken privately and told him he should step down


https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/12/06/aide-says-warren-called-franken-and-told-him-should-resign/FB0n5aTIdNc3IiRM8gSwXN/story.html?p1=Article_Recommended_ReadMore_Pos1
Posted by Henry Krinkle | Wed Dec 6, 2017, 05:22 PM (6 replies)

They can put me in front of the line and giving away free 70" 4k OLED TV sets...

is about only way I'd partake in 'Black Friday sales events'

Black Friday in the USA...



Black Friday in Finland...



Posted by Henry Krinkle | Fri Nov 24, 2017, 03:22 PM (9 replies)

George Takei Accused of Sexually Assaulting Former Model in 1981

Here we go again...

Accuser Scott R. Brunton says he was groped by the 'Star Trek' icon at the actor's Los Angeles condo.

A former model and actor is accusing Star Trek icon George Takei of sexual assault in 1981. The accuser, Scott R. Brunton, who was 23 at the time of the alleged incident, claims that Takei took advantage of him when he was most vulnerable.

"This happened a long time ago, but I have never forgotten it," Brunton tells The Hollywood Reporter in an interview. "It is one of those stories you tell with a group of people when people are recounting bizarre instances in their lives, this always comes up. I have been telling it for years, but I am suddenly very nervous telling it."

Snip........................

The two men went back to the actor's condo for a drink the same night. "We have the drink and he asks if I would like another," Brunton recalls. "And I said sure. So, I have the second one, and then all of a sudden, I begin feeling very disoriented and dizzy, and I thought I was going to pass out. I said I need to sit down and he said sit over here and he had the giant yellow beanbag chair. So I sat down in that and leaned my head back and I must have passed out."

"The next thing I remember I was coming to and he had my pants down around my ankles and he was groping my crotch and trying to get my underwear off and feeling me up at the same time, trying to get his hands down my underwear," Brunton says. "I came to and said, 'What are you doing?!' I said, 'I don't want to do this.' He goes, 'You need to relax. I am just trying to make you comfortable. Get comfortable.' And I said, 'No. I don't want to do this.' And I pushed him off and he said, 'OK, fine.' And I said I am going to go and he said, 'If you feel you must. You're in no condition to drive.' I said, 'I don't care I want to go.' So I managed to get my pants up and compose myself and I was just shocked. I walked out and went to my car until I felt well enough to drive home, and that was that."


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/george-takei-accused-sexually-assaulting-model-1981-1056698

Amazon recives 238 bids for its planned HQ2...

which will provide at least 50,000 well paying jobs

Assuming your community meets the requirements, would you want them to build there?

Amazon specified it was looking for an area with a low cost of living, an educated and tech-savvy workforce, high incentives, at least 1 million people, and close access to an international airport, among other requirements.


http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-says-238-cities-are-competing-for-hq2-2017-10

I live just outside of Boston, and close to several major roads that lead in and out of the city.

Traffic around here can be impossible at times, over development consisting of high end condos
and rental units is suffocating the community as it is already, and even MORE is being planned.

Home values are skyrocketing, but so are rents.

The public transportation system is an overcrowded, inefficient disaster.

50,000 newly created jobs or not, there is no fucking way in hell I would welcome or want
Amazons presence anywhere near here.
Posted by Henry Krinkle | Wed Oct 25, 2017, 01:05 PM (6 replies)

Cop has complete meltdown, starts shooting for no reason what so ever

Gets really bad at 5:25 when he starts hyperventilating...



Even more fucked up, from the description of the incident, it sounds like they wanted
to charge the woman in the video with causing the "panic attack".

A Sevier County Sheriff’s Office deputy opened fire without warning in a mobile home park, suffered an apparent panic attack four minutes later and was forcibly disarmed by a paramedic, body camera footage shows. Deputy Justin Johnson did not mention the panic attack in his report on the December 2016 incident, and he remains on active duty, court records show. Brian Keith Mullinax, 41, and his girlfriend, Tina Carrie Jo Cody, 37, spent 42 days in jail on felony charges, accused of causing what was described in court statements as a "panic attack" and which a detective called "some type of cardiac event." They remain under prosecution on misdemeanor charges, court records show. A spokesman for Sevier County Sheriff Ron “Hoss” Seals did not return a phone message. It’s not clear from court records whether the sheriff’s office conducted an internal investigation, ordered psychological testing for Johnson, or required him to undergo counseling or additional training. Cody was unarmed and being held on the ground by Johnson and paramedic Blake Gregg when Johnson fired four shots toward a set of mobile homes, paused and fired three more, the video obtained showed. He ran away from Cody and Gregg toward Sharp Road. “Shots fired,” he told dispatchers. “We need help.” Four minutes later, Johnson was kneeling over Cody, who had remained on the ground, with his gun still in his hand when the video showed he began hyperventilating and running backward away from the mobile homes and Cody. Paramedic Michael O’Connor ran toward Johnson. “Pull it together,” O’Connor told Johnson. “Look at me.” Johnson continued to hyperventilate while pointing his gun toward Cody, Gregg and the mobile homes.


Complete details at YouTube link
Posted by Henry Krinkle | Tue Oct 17, 2017, 02:31 PM (41 replies)

Vandals decapitate Confederate soldier statue at Camp Chase cemetery

Removing Confederate statues and memorials from public property is one thing, but there has to be a line drawn
when it comes to desecrating memorials, graveyards and markers in honor of the dead.

The only thing that will come of this is that the racists will eventually retaliate and vandalize monuments erected and
dedicated to PoC's.

A federal agency plans to repair a bronze statue of a soldier that was toppled over and decapitated early Tuesday by vandals at Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery on the Hilltop.

When the statue was knocked over, its head was decapitated, likely from striking a column in the fall to the ground, said Columbus Police Lt. Clifton Dean. The vandals took the head of the soldier but left the hat, he said.

The vandalism occurred sometime between midnight and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at the cemetery, where more than 2,000 Civil War soldiers are buried, most of them Confederate soldiers buried there after they died while imprisoned. Officers noticed the broken monument around 7:20 a.m. when doing a check of the cemetery.

Vandalism cases are difficult to prosecute because they are challenging to prove.


http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170822/vandals-decapitate-confederate-soldier-statue-at-camp-chase-cemetery





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Posted by Henry Krinkle | Wed Aug 23, 2017, 08:22 PM (21 replies)
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