Saturday, October 22, 2016

250th post


"The road home seems always shorter than the road to our former destination." 
Forrest Caricofe

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From my memories I might recall some events, places or other things which 

I failed to remember ON THE ROAD TO MY GRANDPARENTS CLINE and, 

hopefully, I won't get too distracted as I did before.

Father drove down the dirt-graveled lane from our Grandparents Clines 

passing on the left the barn, pond, milk house, silos and the house at the end

of the lane where my Uncle Orvin, Aunt Esther and their kids, my cousins 

Franklin, Leroy and Lewis lived. The only thing on the right was the swamp 

where we kids got stuck in our brand new cowboy boots and Naked Creek 

that I couldn't see from the car.

Father turned right pedal-to-medal again and crossed over the Naked Creek

Bridge right tires sliding and then left ties sliding as he drove fast around 

and to the left of the hill that had no plants or grass. He approached the straight-

away passing farms on the right and Naked Creek parallel to Burketown Road

again to left and a distance away. Father then slide the big car into a stop at the end 

of Burketown Road....



"Sometimes we do forget that we once had no internet."
Forrest Caricofe

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"WikiLeaks deduced that its supporters may be behind the massive attack 

on the United States' internet that left many websites and segments of the 

country offline Friday.

The group posted a message on Twitter, asking its supporters to cease 

its cyber attacks. A wave of attacks hit several websites Friday morning 

and a second attack occurred early Friday afternoon.

A third wave of attacks began in the evening.

WikiLeaks' assumption that its supporters could be to blame is based on the 

Ecuadorian embassy in London pulling the plug on Julian Assange's internet 

last Saturday. Assange, the editor-in-chief of the website, has lived there for 

four years in asylum in order to avoid facing rape charges in Sweden.

Ecuador's government acknowledged this week it "temporarily restricted" 

Assange's internet access last Saturday following a WikiLeaks release of 

Hillary Clinton's Goldman Sachs speeches, the transcripts of which she has 

refused to make public. WikiLeaks claimed Secretary of State John Kerry

played a role in persuading Ecuador to sever Assange's connection.

Friday's cyber attacks consist of tens of millions of internet-connected 

devices like webcams, printers, and thermostats overwhelming the servers 

at web service company Dyn. Several dozen websites were down off and on 

throughout the day, along with social media networks like Twitter.

Internet service providers were also taken offline in some locations, leaving 

many Americans unable to access the Internet from their homes.

The third wave of attacks is coming from locations across the world, which 

poses more of challenge for workers trying to stop them.

"The complexity of the attacks is what's making it very challenging for us," 

said Kyle York, Dyn's chief strategy officer.

The Department of Homeland Security, including the FBI, is investigating 

the attack.

Two top cybersecurity officials warned this week of forthcoming "destructive, 

disruptive, and coercive" cyber attacks., which tracks problems with websites and internet service 

providers, listed 50 such properties that were experiencing connection issues 


WikiLeaks has released thousands of pages of documents and emails in recent 

months that were hacked from computer networks tied to Democrats, including 

presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Some suspect Russia was behind the 

data thefts, which in turn could have given the information to WikiLeaks."

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I was not able to post my story of yesterday to until just after 12

during the day. I was able to post my story to owned by Google.

The cyber attack kept me from posting to Weebly, but not

Why is that? Was Google responsible for the cyber attack? No, you know I'm

just kidding. 

Then who was responsible?

1. Trump's friend, Putin?

2. Wikileaks from above?

3.  The Islamic State?

4.  the FBI still upset about their failure to convict Hillary Clinton related to

      her lost/hidden unclassified/classified emails?

5.  Or just one lone person who is smarter than the rest of world combined?


Excerpt from full article:

A massive cyberattack blocked your favorite websites; FBI and Homeland 

Security are investigating

Samantha Masunaga Contact Reporter

"The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are investigating a 

massive cyberattack that stopped or slowed access to Twitter, Spotify, 

Amazon and other sites Friday by targeting a firm responsible for routing 

Internet traffic their way.

Dyn, a New Hampshire Internet services company, reported 

around 4 a.m. PDT that a large-scale attack temporarily overwhelmed 

its servers. By 6:30 a.m., the company said, service was back to normal, 

but around 9 a.m., Dyn again said it was under attack. Just before 11 a.m., 

Dyn said it was investigating “several attacks,” which were “resolved” 

around 3 p.m. Pacific time.

Dyn links Web addresses to specific numeric codes, called IP addresses, 

that computers use to communicate with each other. Because so many 

companies rely on Dyn as a go-between, the effect was widespread.

Users reported outages and slowdowns at sites including PayPal, Github,

Netflix, the New York Times, the Boston Globe and Vox Media, among 


Obama administration officials have determined the outages were the 

result of a malicious attack, according to a federal law enforcement official 

speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal assessments.

Investigators have come to a preliminary conclusion as to who carried 

In this case, hackers used a method known as distributed denial of service, 

or DDoS. It’s a tactic that’s on the rise, said Vince Berk, chief executive of 

FlowTraq, a network security company that specializes in detecting and 

defeating DDoS attacks.them out, but are not planning to make that public 

for now, the official said." 


"It's not the fast food giants fault that your health is poor, its your fault

for eating there."
Forrest Caricofe

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poor, its your fault for eating there."


McDonald's beats expectations for profit, sales

Nathan Bomey , USA TODAY 9:52 a.m. EDT October 21, 2016

Fast-food giant McDonald's edged third-quarter expectations for profit and 

revenue as the company seeks to solidify gains from its all-day breakfast push.

The third-quarter earnings performance proved heartening to investors, 

who drove McDonald's shares (MCD) up 2.5% to $113.39 in early trading.

Revenue fell 2.9% to $6.42 billion for the quarter, compared to a year earlier, 

beating S&P Global Market Intelligence expectations of $6.28 billion.

Net income fell 2.6% to $1.28 billion but edged expectations of $1.26 billion. 

On a per share basis, diluted earnings were $1.50.

Sales at stores open at least a year throughout the world rose 3.5%, with 

U.S. stores posting a 1.3% gain.


McDonald's to add McGriddles to all-day breakfast menu this fall

The company attributed the improvements to its new all-day breakfast push, 

which is expanding with additional items, as well as a new value-oriented 

deal called McPick 2 and Chicken McNuggets with no artificial preservatives.

"We are putting the customer at the center of everything we do and are 

directing our resources towards those innovations and investments that will 

strengthen our ability to deliver a better McDonald's experience over time," 

McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook said in a statement. "Looking ahead, we 

are focused on growing global comparable sales and serving more customers 

while being mindful of the near-term challenges in several markets."

The gains came despite a sluggish global economy and lower grocery prices 

in the U.S., which have incentivized some diners to eat at home.

Follow USA TODAY reporter Nathan Bomey on Twitter @NathanBomey.


The family went out for haircuts yesterday and brought food home when they

came back. I thought they were going to get for me a 9 grain wheat foot-long, 

oven-roasted chicken breast toasted, no cheese, double vegetables with olive


No, they didn't. The came in with McDonald's, but normally I do like the ranch,

grilled chicken wraps. They brought me 3 wraps. One was a little tough, but

I ate it. The second was really tough and had to chew twice as long as I did on 

the first one. And the third was crispy instead of grilled.

And that folks is what you get when you go thru the drive-thru.


Not Waiting for Feds, Some States Battle Rising Pharma Costs Head On

By Mark Swanson   |   Friday, 21 Oct 2016 

"Some states are fighting the precipitous rise of prescription drugs and taking 

matters into its own hands, opting not to wait around for the federal 

government to act, CBS News reported.

California has a ballot initiative titled Proposition 61 that would ensure its 

agencies get the same discounts on drugs as the Veterans Administration.

Transparency legislation aimed at big pharma passed in Vermont and is 

being considered in six other states, including New York, North Carolina 

and Texas.

"This boils down to a fight over whether there should be greater role for 

government in regulating or negotiating drug prices," Larry Levitt of the 

Kaiser Family Foundation told CBS News.

A KFF poll found that 77 percent of Americans think prescription drug 

costs are unreasonable.

"Prescription drug costs have emerged as a significant pocketbook concern 

for consumers, and states are looking to respond to that," Levitt told CBS."

Related Stories:

Leukemia Drug Price Spikes to $200K a Year and Lawmakers Want Answers

Mylan EpiPen Profit 60 Percent Higher Than CEO Told Congress

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"The way the politicians are behaving they don't deserve the Elephant or the

(Donkey) ass."

Forrest Caricofe

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don't deserve the Elephant or the (Donkey) ass." - did not match any documents.


BBC News

"The BBC poll of polls looks at the five most recent national polls and takes the 

median value, ie, the value between the two figures that are higher and two 

figures that are lower."

US election poll tracker: Who is ahead - Clinton or Trump?

Election day 8 November 2016

"updated 22 October 2016                  Hillary Clinton 47%      Donald Trump 43% 

updated 21 October 2016                    Hillary Clinton 47%      Donald Trump 43%

updated 20 October 2016                    Hillary Clinton 47%      Donald Trump 43% 

updated 19 October 2016                    Hillary Clinton 51%      Donald Trump 42% 

          30 September 2016                     Hillary Clinton 48%      Donald Trump 46%"


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

Herbert Clark Hoover was an American politician who served as 

the 31st President of the United States from 1929 to 1933.

Born: August 10, 1874, West Branch, IA

Died: October 20, 1964, New York City, NY

Party: Republican Party

Presidential term: March 4, 1929 – March 4, 1933

Education: Stanford University (1891–1895), George Fox University


About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends.

Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.

Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.


"Weather is a constant source of conversation when there's nothing else to

talk about."
Forrest Caricofe

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No, Bill and I did not go to Lowes yesterday to check the price of lumber for

building a Noah's Arc, I was just kidding. It is still raining for the third

day in a row, but is finally suppose to clear off this afternoon.

The weather woman called this 3 day rain "a wash", just another new weather

term to confuse us old people. 

This weather is caused by the "lake effect" that's causing wind and rain to move 

from Lake Superior in the northwest down to Lake Erie (about 50 miles straight

north of here) in a southeast direction.

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