The main purpose of my blogging on social media is to provide real time data of what humans are going through on a regular basis, with the hopes of sorting it all out, and creating a perfect environment where no one goes without.
Which is why I don’t give money to the homeless, because it’s not going to solve their problem. From one former homeless man to another, they’re more efficient ways to redistribute wealth, the poor helping the poor is not one of them.
Money raised, if not used for campaign funding, will go to create an organization that houses all the homeless in downtown Detroit.
My reasoning running for POTUS started as a cry for attention, I was going thru a major dry spell, and did’t expect anyone to take it seriously. When my magazine company was relevant, women would pay to get naked for me. It didn’t matter if they were married; older, younger, educated or not, all that mattered to them was their 15 mins of fame. Tattooing was very similar to this as well, except with the magazine it was total depravity on steroids. When you are exposed to the way the world really works; and someone says they are too busy, or they cancel plans, it’s basically the most offensive thing on the planet. Imagine going from Victoria Secret Angels obsessing over you, to having no one call you at all. Fuckery aside; I don’t regret kicking myself out of the occult, I never belonged there anyway, my people are the poor, regardless if they rejected me too. Taking the knowledge I learned from the other side, I am creating a nwo in VR. One that is limitless for all, not just a few. Money will no longer be the standard of power and control anymore. The Data accumulated on you will decide your new social standing.
It makes so much sense why facebook is focused on turning themselves into a msging app. It’s the best way to control/breakup your closest relationships. This guy is a freak dude, I don’t understand how someone could have so much control issues, esspecially towards strangers?!! 🤷♂️😤
…And listen; I know my brothers and sisters in the anonymous community probably don’t understand my need to stay on there, but from a design standpoint, it’s the greatest app in my opinion, especially for marketing artwork.
So fuck facebook even though I’m hypocritically still on a Zuckerberg platform. I’m not giving up my love for this app yet, I am however in favor of the US Government cracking down on these tech giants, and will help push awareness to the abusive psychological games being played with relationships right now.
In the meantime.. feel free to checkout our new networking site, called “W🌐RLDIE” that will be fully revamped by 2020, with AI and crowdsourcing features.
By Michelle Singletary
September 19, 2017
I’m still waiting on Equifax to give me what it promised.
Like millions of others, I was informed by the credit bureau that my personal financial information may have been compromised by the company’s recent epic data breach.
The Equifax debacle posed a quadruple threat, exposing people’s addresses, birth dates, social security and driver’s license numbers. Data for 143 million consumers is now out there, quite probably being used to commit identity theft.
To reassure consumers that it was handling this mess, Equifax set up a dedicated website to answer questions and offer free credit monitoring through TrustedID Premier: https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com.
[What did Equifax executives know and when did they know it?]
I went to the site. Here’s what Equifax promises from this premier service:
— A copy of your Equifax credit report.
— Automated alerts of key changes to your account files with Equifax and the other two major bureaus, Experian and TransUnion.
— Ability to lock and unlock your Equifax credit report.
— Scanning of suspicious websites to see if your Social Security number is found.
— $1 million worth of identity theft insurance, which is supposed to help pay for certain out-of-pocket expenses if your identity is ever stolen.
I’ve used credit monitoring in the past, but I did not find it useful, so I’ve been on my own keeping watch over my information. But I figured it couldn’t hurt to get the free protection for a year, right? I mostly just wanted the locking feature.
I was told what to expect: “You will receive an email with a link to finalize your enrollment and activate your product. Please be patient. Due to the high volume of requests, emails may be delayed. If you have not received your email within a few days, please check your spam and junk folders. Thank you again; we appreciate your patience!”
I was told it could take up to 72 hours.
Six days and counting and I’ve still not received a link. I checked and double-checked my spam folder. Nothing.
And I’m not alone.
[After massive Equifax breach, let’s make it free to freeze your credit]
Nikolaos from Virginia, like so many other readers nationwide who reached out to me, also complained of not being able to successfully enroll. He also is frustrated that he hasn’t been able to put a freeze on his Equifax file, which many security experts are advising. A credit freeze will lock out new lenders from seeing your credit report. (Lenders and companies you already have a business relationship with can still see your file.)
“The credit freeze requested me to first enter all my information, only to deny the freeze and requiring me to send that same information via regular mail,” Nikolaos wrote.
Another reader, Lornie, had a similar experience. “I’ve been trying for three days and five times.”
Tim from Massachusetts hasn’t been successful either. He got this message: “To ensure delivery of our emails to your inbox, please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book.”
He did and made some headway. He got a link to complete the enrollment. But when he clicked it, he was asked for a username and password. He hadn’t been prompted to set up either.
He called what is supposed to be the dedicated call center for the breach — 866-447-7559.
“I got a human who told me they were overwhelmed with calls and I should try again in a few days,” he said. “I did so and got the same result. I am really unsure what to do at this point and dread having my identity stolen. In a bit of a panic.”
Equifax keeps apologizing for the delays. At one point the company said it faced difficulties because of Hurricane Irma.
“We are experiencing a high volume of requests for security freezes, and have experienced some technical issues,” a spokesperson emailed me. “We are working diligently to ensure an improved consumer experience.”
I get it. The company is overwhelmed. Still, do better.
It is not too much to demand (because we are way past the polite phase of asking) that the company hire as many people as it needs and/or amp up its online system so that it can handle the volume of requests from folks potentially harmed by the company’s failure to protect their personal information.
Further, given the delays, Equifax needs to extend the arbitrary Nov. 21 cutoff to sign up for the identity theft protection service. Keep enrollment open as long as it takes to sign up people who were harmed.
And perhaps a name change is in order for its TrustedID Premier service. We did trust the company and look where we are.
Brett Felton deceived Christian’s to fight illegal wars for profit, now he’s running for mayor of Warren Michigan.
DAQUQ, Iraq — The so-called Islamic State has recruited copious cannon fodder from around the world, along with quite a few ferocious fighters. But its toughest opponents on the ground, the Kurds of Iraq and Syria, are attracting Western ex-soldiers for their ranks who are determined to see the self-proclaimed “caliphate” not only “degraded,” as Washington puts it, but destroyed.
At a Kurdish Peshmerga base on the fluid battle lines outside the ethnically and religiously mixed Iraqi city of Kirkuk, three American fighters sat down with The Daily Beast. We were less than half a mile from the black flags of ISIS, as the would-be Islamic State is widely known, and the soldiers asked that I not give too many details about their identities. They worry that their families could become special targets for a fanatical fighting force whose battlefields, like its targets, seem limitless.
Dressed in a Peshmerga uniform, Jeremy is a compact, affable 28-year-old-guy from Mississippi who fought with U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. He’s been fighting alongside the Pesh for the last six months.
Leo is a tall and direct 38-year-old Texan who worked security for private military contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mel’s background also is in military security contracting and he says he served for a while with an army from a European country, but he won’t specify which. Mel’s a little eccentric. At 41, the Colorado native sports a pair of carefully pointed canine teeth—fangs, in fact— and a goatee that gives off a strong goth-metal vibe.
For two months Leo and Mel have been with the Peshmerga, the erstwhile guerrilla army that now makes up the autonomous armed forces of Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government, and both are dressed in the gray flannel shirts and cargo pants often associated with private security contractors, but they and Jeremy all claim to be volunteers who are not receiving any kind of salary.
As we sit in the comfortable field office of Peshmerga Maj. Gen. Karwan Asaad, with Kurdish TV playing on a flat screen in the background, the hazy battle lines feel bizarrely distant despite a network of frontline dugouts only a few hundred yards away. But the Americans are anything but complacent.
“ISIS are tough, real tough,” Jeremy says with his Mississippi twang. With fog settling in, he says it’s prime conditions for ISIS to make a move. It’s a different kind of warfare from what he saw when he was with the U.S. occupation forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. He sees ISIS not so much as an insurgency as an invasion force. “It’s very different fighting a group that’s trying to take over,” he says.
The three men say their main assignments are guarding high-ranking Kurdish military officials and transporting jihadist prisoners in Peshmerga custody. It’s work Mel and Leo became well accustomed to when hired as contractors in earlier American wars. Here, Mel says he’s transported ISIS prisoners that come from Chechnya, Ireland, France, Germany, the UK, The U.S. and Canada, but maintains he is barred from speaking with them and has no idea what happens once they are handed over to Kurdish guards.
The three say, without specifics, they have received U.S. assurances they won’t be prosecuted when returning home, but that to be sure requires dealing with a lot of government clearances and maintaining a low profile. According to Jeremy, a lot of his ex-Army buddies are itching to get to Iraq and join the anti-ISIS fight, but he says many have been blocked because they make those plans public on social media.
The three say they have no interest in internal Kurdish politics and that even their sympathies for the Kurdish national struggle are secondary to their goal of contributing to the defeat of ISIS. They doubt the capabilities or commitment of the Iraqi Army and see the Kurds as the first defense against the spread of an American enemy.
Leo believes that if ISIS isn’t defeated, he could end up fighting its militants on battlefields around the world, and he is seriously disappointed in the way the Obama administration has handled the rise of the would-be caliphate. He says the failure of U.S. policy is a central reason he felt the need to join the Pesh.
Jeremy says he was uncomfortable sitting at home and watching the news of ISIS beheadings, mass killings and enslavements and felt obligated to use his military training and skills to support those fighting the jihadists.
For Mel, it was a matter of feeling disheartened by the large numbers of foreigners joining ISIS. He became convinced he had to join the Kurds.
None of these soldiers is interested in delving farther back in history to ponder the role the George W. Bush administration’s invasion and occupation of Iraq played creating the environment that allowed ISIS to emerge. When I ask Jeremy if guilt about the legacy of U.S. forces in Iraq was part of his decision to come back, he turned beet red. His eyes welled up with water. He didn’t want to answer. But Leo chimed in, saying that a longer American troop presence could have somehow left things different. Jeremy regained composure and repeated Leo’s claim word for word, but it sounded more like he was trying to reassure himself.
Mel insists the American fighters’ motivations are driven by the values of the American Constitution and they’re not going to interfere with coalition interests. “We are Americans, 100 percent,” he says emphatically.
Although these three see their fight as closely aligned with the aims of U.S. interests and values in the Middle East, foreigners taking up arms alongside the Kurds seem to span a very wide political spectrum, from leftists following in the tradition of the international brigades that went to fight fascism in the Spanish Civil War to Christians bent on their own version of a holy crusade.
Ageed Kalary, a frontline commander of a unit of guerilla forces in the leftist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), stationed in the village of Matara, told The Daily Beast that until recently his fighters had the assistance of a former soldier with Canada’s military. The PKK has been central in repelling ISIS but is labeled a terrorist organization in most Western countries for the tactics it employed in its 29-year war for Kurdish self-determination in Turkey, a NATO member.
In January there werereportsthat an Australian union leader and Labor Party president in the country’s Northern Territory had disappeared to join Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters defending the long-besieged town of Kobani. The group is a sister organization to the PKK.
On the other end of the political spectrum is the head of an NGO that’s essentially a militia for hire, Matthew Vandyke. The creator of “Point and Shoot,” a documentary about his motorcycle journey across the Middle East during the Arab revolution and his participation in the Libyan uprising of 2011, he now appears to have veered toward Christian holy war. Heading a group calledThe Sons of Liberty International, which claims to provide, globally, military support for “oppressed populations to liberate themselves,” he recently tweeted that he is trying to raise a “Christian army” to fight the Islamic State.
Vast political differences aren’t the only major distinctions among Western fighters joining the forces arrayed against ISIS.
Jeremy, Leo and Mel portray themselves—and really do seem to see themselves—as volunteers motivated by a need to support a historically victimized people leading a fight against a ruthless entitythat uses Islamic scripture to justify biblical slaughter. But there are more than a few foreign gunmen, these three tell me, who treat this war like a business.
“There are people who have come over here to form clandestine military groupings,” says Leo, who found one of the first hurdles he faced was avoiding recruitment by mercenaries. Mel says he met far more foreigners trying to make a buck out of the war than those that came to fight ISIS out of conviction. “It’s mostly mercenaries or people coming over here to build a security company,” he says, describing the emerging market for start-up militias.
What real impact do any of these people have on the fighting? That remains to be seen. But as these three Americans view things, ISIS has created an international obligation for those with military skills to join the battle. And, like the jihadists, they see their involvement as just the beginning in a long struggle with no borders and no clear end in sight.
Anti-Christ, Brett Felton deceived Christian’s to fight illegal wars for profit, now he’s running for mayor of Warren Michigan.
The mercenary firm Blackwater is back in the news, after a New York Times report that a company official threatened to kill a U.S. government official in Iraq—and got away with it.
The New York Times reports that the State Department called off an inquiry into a fatal shooting in Iraq after Blackwater’s project manager in the country threatened a department investigator with death. “American Embassy officials in Baghdad sided with Blackwater rather than the State Department investigators,” the paper notes.
And there was plenty for the State Department to probe. Blackwater operated during the Iraq war with a sense that they were untouchable because—well, because they were. Investigators found that four drunken Blackwater guards had driven a $180,000 armored vehicle to a party, crashing it into a concrete barrier. Further, Blackwater was found to have over-billed the State Department by manipulating records.
It’s all a reminder that, during the worst days of the Iraq war, Blackwater was allegedly doing a whole host of awful things.
Here are some of the most scandalous events that Blackwater has been tied to:
1. Opened fire in Baghdad, killing 17 civilians
In September 2007, Blackwater military contractors fatally shot 17 civilians in Baghdad’s Nisour Square, injuring an additional 20 others. The FBI later concluded that of the 17 fatalities, 14 of the shootings were unjustified and violated the rules for the use of deadly force that applied to security personnel, according to the New York Times.
The subsequent investigation of this shooting was what prompted a Blackwater manager to threaten a State Department official.
2. Coke, hash, steroids, nudity—and more indiscriminate shooting
A Texas businessman claimed in 2010 that Blackwater paid him to buy steroids, drugs, AK-47 rifles and ammunition on Baghdad’s black market to provide to the security contractors, according to The Nation.
It was a “frat party gone wild. Drug use was rampant,” the businessman, Howard Lowry, said in a deposition filed as part of a lawsuit brought by former Blackwater employees. One party he described involving Blackwater personnel included nudity and indiscriminate shooting at a building housing Iraqi civilians next door.
3. Allegedly tried to smuggle assault weapons and silencers to Iraq, hidden in dog food
Blackwater was alleged to have shipped assault weapons and silencers to Iraq hidden in dog food, according to ABC News. “The only reason you need a silencer is if you want to assassinate someone,” former CIA intelligence officer John Kiriakou told the network.
Blackwater denied that there were any illegal shipments, that weapons were properly accounted for in paperwork, and that the weapons were placed in dog food containers to prevent theft.
4. Crashed into Army Humvee, drew weapons on U.S. soldiers
A Blackwater SUV crashed into an Army Humvee in 2006, prompting a confrontation between the contractors and military service members. The contractors were accused of drawing their firearms on American soldiers, disarming them and forcing them to lie on the ground at gunpoint, Newsweek reported.
“Can you believe it? They actually drew their weapons on U.S. soldiers,” a colonel told the magazine.
5. Suspected of drunkenly killing a bodyguard for an Iraqi vice president
A former Blackwater employee, Andrew Moonen, was investigated as the sole suspect in the Christmas Eve killing of a bodyguard for an Iraqi vice president. A Blackwater employee was allegedly drinking heavily when the confrontation occurred, and fired three shots at the bodyguard, who died the next day, the New York Times reported.
Within hours of the shooting, Blackwater terminated Moonen’s employment. Moonen was not subsequently charged, as investigators could not find sufficient evidence to convict him, according to CNN.
6. Blackwater founder builds Christian mercenary army to suppress possible Muslim uprising
Blackwater founder Erik Prince, who since sold off the security company in 2010, moved to the United Arab Emirates and started a new unit of mercenaries, made up of Colombian and South African soldiers. The forces from Christian nations were hired to protect Muslim leaders in the UAE, Wired reported in 2011.