Things I’ve found interesting February 8th 2020

I’ve asked politely till I’m blue in face. Obviously those of you who are reading this don’t feel it offers you enough value each month to drop a monetary thank you. But I’m sure everyone sleeps well at night screwing over the little guy for over 20 years.

Basically what I have learned in 20 years of running a website – only those that collect data, invade privacy and other shady practices make money online. Granted that can be stated for offline world. If you don’t cheat people and offer them a clean readable interface instead of clutter – you will go broke.

The Law Is for Suckers

People’s party leader Maxime Bernier sues political pundit for defamation

Airbnb limits renting ability for Canadians under 25 following deadly Toronto shooting

Megathread: Advanced (and basic) Overclocking with Intel expert Dan Ragland Found @nosilver Shared by @ChrisPirillo

Kirk Douglas, acclaimed actor, dead at 103 Found @nosilver

The Guardian view on the BBC: well worth paying for

BBC: TV licence fee decriminalisation consultation launches

Do I need a TV licence and what does it pay for?

BBC licence fee: proposals to decriminalise non-payment

Television licensing in the United Kingdom

A television licence or broadcast receiving licence is a payment required in many countries for the reception of television broadcasts

TV licence could be abolished from 2027, says Nicky Morgan

TV licences: Call for government and BBC to save free over-75s licences

Freeview is the United Kingdom’s digital terrestrial television platform

UK TV Licence Overview

Gary Lineker says BBC should make licence fee voluntary

The Story of Huey Lewis Is Not a Tragedy

Gary Lineker: ‘Put my 1990 team against a modern team and we’d get murdered’

Developer Plans to Shake-Up Martini Corner

Opinion What’s next — giving the Presidential Medal of Freedom to David Duke?

Jameela Jamil announces she is ‘queer’ after backlash over TV role

Jameela Jamil was told she was ‘too ethnic’ to make it in the US

Viewpoint: Jameela Jamil on why airbrushing should be illegal

Johan Cruyff was a Dutch professional football player and coach

Total football

Grievous bodily harm (often abbreviated to GBH)

Erykah Badu is releasing incense that smells like her vagina

Gwyneth Paltrow waxes philosophical on the vagaries of Goop’s vagina candle

Hero mom saves the day, killing gunman outside school

The Actual State of the Union It’s the worst week in a very long time, people, and it’s only Wednesday

Judge denies bail for man with history of robbery and gun arrests charged with shooting on Blue Line train at UIC-Halsted stop

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot declares local disaster for lakefront damage caused by early January storms

Nurse practitioners have nearly tripled in Illinois, where they can now practice independently

Decatur schools to ‘hold off’ on planned reassignment of specialists to classrooms

FLASHBACK: Watch President Reagan’s visit to Decatur, ADM in 1984

While I’m far from a fan of now deceased man. I was forced to watch the motorcade during this visit.

Ronald Reagan visit to Decatur 1984

President Reagan’s Trip to Decatur, Illinois on August 20, 1984

Views you don’t get on the freeway … across America by train

Britain Could Be Canada

Missouri medical marijuana card holders can participate in ‘Medical Mondays’ at Collinsville dispensary

Coronavirus kills Chinese whistleblower doctor

Questions swirl after China attempts to censor news of whistleblowing doctor’s death

Cloudflare Workers caching across multiple computers

VIDEO: Cyclist is Killed by Reckless Trucker in Williamsburg — First of the Year

Wilton Candy Kitchen

As Iowa caucuses arrive, Facebook has a trust problem

Father-son duo of Tennessee deputies beat handcuffed people and bragged about it, feds say

Lori Loughlin and her husband expected to claim $500,000 ‘bribe’ was a donation at college admissions scandal trial

It looked like she was ready to walk.’ Meghan McCain throws a tantrum and clashes with producer in front of The View audience

NYPD cop charged in son’s death called him ‘a piece of s**t’ in text exchange

Prosecutors share details of Long Island house of horrors where 8-year-old autistic boy was killed, and 10-year-old brother abused

CEO calls black Uber driver the N-word, gets ousted from company he founded

Cop found drunk, slumped over driver’s seat in patrol car won’t be charged because case can’t be proven in court, DA says

ICE agents, while arresting undocumented Mexican immigrant, wind up shooting second man in wild Brooklyn street brawl

Roommate convicted in fatal stabbing of Queens poet

Armed, off-duty NYPD officer accused of heisting gym bag full of cannabis in Bronx home invasion robbery

MTA to reopen long-shuttered entrance to busy Brooklyn subway station

Bionic Woman actress Lindsay Wagner, 70, who was a blonde bombshell in the 1970s, looks elegant at the Monte Carlo TV Festival celebration

Donald Trump confirms al-Qaeda leader Qassim al-Rimi has been killed in U.S. operation in Yemen

Qassim al-Rimi: US forces killed al-Qaida leader in Yemen, Trump confirms

White House announces death of terror leader Qassim al-Rimi

US forces in Yemen kill top al-Qaeda leader, Qasim al-Rimi

Boeing finds ANOTHER software glitch on the 737 MAX but insists that it won’t delay getting the planes back in the air

Elon Musk reveals he had doubts about Tesla’s Cybertruck, but says he hopes people will see the design as ‘a tank from the future’

Boeing finds another software problem on the 737 Max

It’s at least the third flaw found since the plane was grounded last year

A new software glitch was discovered on Boeing’s 737 Max

Jessica Simpson quit cheerleading after bullies chanted ‘lesbian’ at her over childhood molestation

A ship was believed to have vanished in the Bermuda Triangle. Scientists found it after almost 95 years

A ship vanished near the Bermuda Triangle 94 years ago. Researchers say they’ve found it.

Bermuda Triangle Mystery: What Happened to the USS Cyclops?

Did a Ship Reappear in the Bermuda Triangle 90 Years After Going Missing?