My heart goes out to those affected by the shootings in Alabama and Colorado this week. People should be safe when out for dinner, a movie, and drinks. The only people to blame for what happened are the shooters.
What shocks and disgusts me are the politicizing and finger-pointing. People are trashing parents who took their kids to the midnight showing. Really? No one has ever taken a kid to a movie? Hubs and I took our then five year old girl to see Episode One. At midnight because it was a big deal to us geeks, including the little one.
No parent takes a child out expecting something horrible to happen. Not one. These parents are in hell right now. Leave them alone.
And there’s a whole lot of disgust for the political spin people are putting on this. One person is responsible, not the war on anyone’s values. I’m talking to you, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert. You make me ill. Physically ill. I suppose it’s easy for you to throw whatever you want out there without thinking just so you can get more press. Any press is good, eh? I hope the good people in your constituency vote you out if your representation is as pointless as your attention-grabbing garbage.
These shootings are the fault of the individuals who decided to attack others. Not the victims, not the establishments where they occurred. For anyone to put blame on anyone other than them is just wrong.
Hugs the ones you love often.
Seriously? Gah! Full text follows.
From: Inspector Michael Campton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: NOTICE TO ALL SCAM VICTIMS
Attn: From the book of record, nominated countries like Ghana, Nigeria ,London Including some Asia and European countries were short-listed as highest fraud rated countries. So therefore you have to report to our investigating Board to monitor all such activities suspected as fraud, scam, drug dealing and any other illegal activities. Furthermore, your personality is 100% secured and protected by the Federal Government and the Cyber-Anti Fraud unit here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. However, your e-mail was addressed on our researched case-file at the airport authority after a trace tracking payment you made through bank transfer or fake courier/security company to the above mention countries. In addition, barristers have been withdrawn from the Malaysia bar Association due to the bad stigma to our country's image. And so far this month 3 security companies have been closed down with 126 policemen in custody. NOTE: If you are dealing with any transaction lately, take note of their spoken English and E-mail Write-up which is almost of the same caliber, and report here immediately. furthermore, the below outline list are for verification purpose. 1)ACCESS OR DEPOSIT IN SECURITY COMPANY: We need to verify the authenticity of the security company and check on their license before you proceed further. 2) BANK ACCOUNT: Our major problem with commercial banks and financial institution is that they use different means to amass money from foreign business associate for transfer. So therefore if you're to undergo such process, keep us posted. 3) AIRPORT AUTHORITY: In this case, if you are entitled to a Consignment and the authorities in charge are inposing numerous charges, don't hesitate to stay in touch. 4) GHANA OR NIGERIA POLICE FORCE: Any police officer/Legal Practitioner rendering assistance in investigating an issue, and as such you have been making sorts of payment, you can send down the contact info for investigation or arrest. HOWEVER, WE DISCOVERED BANK DRAFT WORTH ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS WITH SIMILAR DETAILS AND INFORMATIONS WHICH WAS RETRIEVED FROM A DIPLOMAT WITH NO LICENSE TO OPERATE. CALL NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO GET THIS DELIVERED. We work Hand in hand with the Overall Officials of the FBI Worldwide including the West Africa Police dept. So you are to report here as a matter of urgency. Contact Details; Contact Office Mail : email@example.com THANKS, INSPECTOR MICHAEL CAMPTON .(P.R.O), EXTERNAL CRIME CONTROL, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT, DIVISIONAL HEADQUARTER, KUALA LUMPUR,MALAYSIA.
What is going on with Chrome, Facebook, and Twitter tonight? All I wanna do is get a little tweeting and fb gaming on. Jeez!
If it was as easy to find a job as opening an inbox, there would be very little unemployment. Scam artists know how high unemployment is and generally how lazy some people can be. The idea of earning something for nothing is appealing, but not many really think it’s that easy. No one I know, anyway.
So while the boys played cards after the July 4th feast, the girl and I retreated to our laptops and did our own thing. She gamed while I checked email and found an interesting message from Mr. Morgan Kent. It seems Kent is the scammer formerly known as Morgan Hunt and he’s been looking for a personal assistant for at least 12 years now. His dad left him an inheritance and he needs an assistant to help him get his money. And the lucky assistant gets a whopping 30% of the total. Some job, eh? Scumbag.
Here’s the full message —
From: Mr. Morgan Kent (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: I WISH TO HAVE YOU AS A PERSONAL ASSISTANT. (Note: Yes, in all caps. Oy.)
I WISH TO HAVE YOU AS A PERSONAL ASSISTANT.
Mr. Morgan Kent
My name is Morgan Kent, I live in Nigeria, this mail is about my inheritance .I lost my father when i was small, and my grand father took good care of me still i was grown up. There was a day my grand father was very ill, he called me and said he had a secret to tell me. I was anxious to know what my grand father was about to say. He told me that, since my father his late it will be better for him to tell me the secret now…Since he his very ill he can go and meet his ancestors at any time.
He told me that there is a land that he has, and that land there is a natural resource inside the land that means crude oil, so i can do some thing fast about it. Telling me this, i was flabbergasted, so i decide to go and find out,if it is true. To my greatest surprise, i found out that there is a natural resource inside the land. So i
took a bottle of the oil to check it out in the Lab, i gave a scientist the bottle of the oil to help me confirm it.After the scientist have finished,checking it, he came out from the Lab and said this is a crude oil, i was excited about the natural resource in my land.
So i return back home and thank my grand father for keeping such a valuable-able property for me.So i thought of selling this land to the (NNPC) Company. So i went to meet the (Nigeria National Petroleum Company) Group general manager(public Affairs) Dr Levi Ajuonuma we both discourse about the land, then he fixed the amount they are going to buy it, He said they will pay $15,000,000.00 US Dollars for the land of Crude oil, and also they are going to be paying me monthly income which is $5,000.00 US Dollars per Month. So i decided to dispose this message to you as a friend and for you to tell me what to do, if i should sell the land or not. Please i need your advise.
So i can know what to do. If you reply back to me and you are willing to assist me as in this business transaction, i promise to give you 30% percent out of the money and i take 70 percent of the money. Note that you are required to send me your information so that i can be able to forward it to the (NNPC) General Manager Dr. Levi Ajuonuma so that he can start processing the transaction.
Bank account number:______________________________
My good friend with all this information, i will forward the information which you are going to send to me to the NNPC, so that they can start processing the transaction. Note that My inheritance fund will be transferred into your Bank account, and as soon as the transfer is completed i will travel down to your Country to collect my own share out of the money. from my plan anyway I am planing to invest my own part of the fund in your country which i will also need your assistance when investing by putting me through in telling the lucrative business that i can invest on in your country. I will be very appreciative if my inheritance could attract you and favorable consideration.
Kindly consider my request.
Dear Mr. Kent:
No thanks, creep.
Not your victim
Would this be too harsh? I’m not going to bother. I’m sure he’s used to not hearing from anyone.
Be safe and enjoy those leftover cookout goodies.