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calendar   Friday - December 20, 2013

My (daily) Emily Litella Moment

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DHS? I thought you said DHL! That’s completely different. Never mind!




This Would Have Been An Awesome Story!

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Not these guys at all



Judge claims   DHL   DHS delivering smuggled children to illegal immigrant parents

A federal judge in Texas is accusing the Department of Homeland Security of hand-delivering children smuggled into the United States to their illegal immigrant parents.

U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen revealed the practice in a blistering court order filed late last week. He said the “dangerous” practice is effectively aiding human traffickers and particularly the drug cartels, which run many of these operations.

“These actions are both dangerous and unconscionable,” he wrote.

The judge attempted to lift the curtain on what is happening behind the scenes of the Obama administration’s changing approach to immigration enforcement. It has been well-documented that DHS is allowing some illegal immigrants already inside the country to skirt deportation, and particularly those who came to the U.S. as children.

But the “conspiracy” outlined by Hanen would take that controversial policy a big step further. He detailed the case of an illegal immigrant parent in Virginia, but used that as an entry point to describe what he suggested was a broader program.

Hanen claimed that, in more than one case before his court, immigration officials are arresting human traffickers smuggling children into the U.S.—and then “delivering the minors to the custody of the parent illegally living in the United States.”

Almost boring! Just another example of our utterly corrupt government openly flauting their own laws. Again. This is what, the millionth time?

And here I was with my misunderstanding, getting this flash inspiration for boxfuls of Beaner Babies, the newest imported collectable. Mental pictures of those drivers in the colorful uniforms painting little storks on the side of their bright yellow trucks, like bomber tallies in WWII.

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It coulda been awesome.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/20/2013 at 01:38 PM   
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Gathering My Nerve

The new hot water heater is hear already, out in the garage next to the old one.

I’m “saving money” by running a load of wash to use up the hot water that’s in the old tank. Got it turned off already, and I’ll have to drain it across the parking lot anyway, so why not use what hot water we have? Plus it gives me time for lunch. And a little Little Engine period to get into the job. I think I can, I think I can, I know I can!.

Nah, this job is dead easy. I can even do it with the wrong tools. But if I could find my gas torch, I could sweat the fittings ... although the flexible screw connected ones are probably a better idea in the long run.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/20/2013 at 01:13 PM   
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ordered to take ‘diversity training’ all because she saw it another way. pc sucks!

Here we are again with the gollywog thing, but yet another outrageous bit of political correctness. 

When things get to this point, can anyone, anywhere still believe this place has a future?

Say you disagree with a pc position, and get yourself ordered to take diversity training.

Diversity .... it used to be known as integration.  Well actually, Forced integration.  But I guess diversity sounds so soft and so reasonable.

Well it isn’t either.  Here’s a case of a woman who says something is not racist and acts on that belief as a city councillor, and because a few ppl with a personal interest due to them being from minorities and so they get to say what is and isn’t racist, she has to take training. What total stupidity. What BS!

What’s up next?  How about anyone who denies gorebal warming being ordered to take some silly arsed course in tree hugging.  If that ever does come to pass, it will most likely establish its roots here in the UK.

Tory councillor, 72, ordered to undertake diversity training for claiming golliwogs are ‘nostalgic not racist’

Cllr Dawn Barnett was found guilty of bringing Brighton and Hove City Council into disrepute with her remarks
Cllr Barnett said she thought golliwogs were ‘nostalgic, not racist’
Dismissed complaints against a city homestore selling golliwog placemats as ‘political correctness gone too far’
Her comments provoked four ‘separate but similar’ complaints from three people and the council’s Black and Minority Ethnic Workers’ Forum

By Anna Edwards

A Conservative councillor is to undergo diversity training after offending ethnic minorities with her claim that golliwogs are ‘nostalgic, not racist’.

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Cllr Dawn Barnett was found guilty of bringing Brighton and Hove City Council into disrepute with her remarks.

In August, Cllr Barnett said she thought golliwogs were ‘nostalgic, not racist’.

And she dismissed complaints against a city homestore selling golliwog placemats as ‘political correctness gone too far’.

However, a panel of three fellow councillors cleared the 72-year-old of failing to treat others with respect and breaching the Equalities Act.

The board - sitting in a closed hearing on Thursday - also recommended that all councillors should undergo diversity training in the future.

Her comments provoked four ‘separate but similar’ complaints from three people and the council’s Black and Minority Ethnic Workers’ Forum.

One complainant asked for an apology from Cllr Barnett while another said they wished to see her expelled from the council.

Speaking after the meeting, Cllr Barnett said the issue should never have progressed to a hearing and was a waste of taxpayers’ money.

Yesterday’s hearing - lasting more than five-and-a-half hours - was also attended by a number of senior council staff.

They included a monitoring officer, head of complaints, and head of democratic services.

A council report on the proceedings will not be made available to the public until early next week.

Cllr Barnett, of the Hangleton and Knoll ward, said: ‘They threw out the two most serious charges but said I was guilty of breaching the code of conduct.

‘I am pleased they have let me off on the other two serious charges but very disappointed they have judged I broke the code of conduct.

‘I don’t think it should have got this far, it was a waste of taxpayers’ money and officers’ time.

‘I apologised to anyone who was upset by my comments and that should have been the end of it.

‘I understand the reasons why they had it behind closed doors but there were a lot of upset people outside the meeting that were angry it wasn’t held in public.’

A Brighton and Hove City Council spokesman said the incident highlighted the ‘need for training and awareness raising among all councillors on equalities issues’.

This will form part of member development in the future, she added.

the stink of political correctness


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/20/2013 at 01:04 PM   
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A couple of roaches, sub humans, not worthy of any kindness or consideration. ever!

Drew already posted the jury verdict on these scum.  These totally worthless bastards who, were there any real justice, would have been taken out and lynched.
However ... they of course got a trial where they and their lawyer argued they were merely soldiers.

So the trial is over ... they will most likely remain in prison with three meals supplied and medical needs seen to. You know all the rest of it.

The trial is over and the justice criminal system lumbers on but ... Brit system, ( America too ? ) shows how ready we are to be humane and therefore no death penalty.  No torture ... can’t do that.  We must make a show of how we play by rules. ( vomit ) Of course the enemy has no rules so being humane doesn’t impress them any.

Enough of that.  Here’s what I wanted you to see.

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Choudary is invited onto Radio 4

Meanwhile ...  the answer to an old question asked by one our ppl here, “Whats it take to get arrested over there?”
Well killing will do it the cops will still call you mister.
But a sure fire way to be guaranteed arrest, is to refer to these lice as what they are.  Filthy, rotten, miserable nigger bastards!
Muslim scum.  Woo-hoo.  I could be had up on a double charge. Race hate is one the authorities like to use.  Even if you do not hate the entire race.
Then there’s hate speech. 
Well hell, I calls em the way I sees em.  These are some sort of sub species generally found under rocks and in dark spaces. When out in the light of day, they are capable of walking upright which leaves the impression that they are humans. Of course they aren’t.

As I mentioned in comments on another post here, in addition to everything else the black bastards did, they tried cutting out parts of the dead soldier’s body.  But I’m not supposed to refer to them as what in fact they are, cos that could be grounds for arrest over here. 

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/20/2013 at 11:37 AM   
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return to sender

I don’t have anything to add to this.

It’s worth a chuckle though and so worth sharing.


Bungling French bureaucrats send census letter to Napoleon Bonaparte

French statistics body send letter to French emperor for annual census

Envelope adressed to Napoleon Bonaparte sent to his home town

Corsican resident returned letter, telling them for forward it to Saint Peter

By Sara Malm

French bureaucrats gathering information for the national census may need to go back to history class after they sent a letter to Napoleon.

Official census body Insee addressed a letter to the late French emperor – and were told to forward their request to Saint Peter.

Insee is now facing questions about the accuracy of their work as Napoleon has been dead for nearly 200 years.

The letter caught the attention of a post office worker in Napoleon’s old hometown of Ajaccio on Corsica,’ Connexion reports.

The envelope was addressed to ‘Napoleon Bonaparte, 3 rue Saint-Charles, Ajaccio,’ and had been returned with a note reading ‘Died in 1821 - please forward to Saint Peter’.

The Corsican post office returned the letter to Insee, France’s national statistics body, with a sticker saying ‘Not known at this address’.

Napoleon Bonaparte, who was recently named the second most significant person in human history by American scientists, was born on the French Mediterranean island in 1769.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/20/2013 at 10:31 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - December 19, 2013

One Small Hope For The UK

GUILTY

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“soldiers of Islam” found guilty of murder of Fusileer Lee Rigby.

What the hell, there were only 40 witnesses who caught the whole thing on video, plus the two blood covered ground apes gave a big on camera interview. Pretty small chance of this being a human rights violation or a ASBO. Well, you’d hope and pray so, at any rate.

Two British-born, al-Qaida-inspired extremists who considered themselves “soldiers of Allah” were convicted Thursday of murdering an off-duty serviceman who was run down with a car and stabbed to death in a frenzied attack on a London street.

The jury of eight women and four men deliberated for just 90 minutes before finding Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale guilty of murdering Fusilier Lee Rigby. They were acquitted of attempting to murder a police officer.

The two men will be sentenced early next year.

Neither defendant reacted as the jury foreman announced the verdicts. Adebolajo, at 29 the elder of the two, smiled and kissed a copy of the Quran as he was led down to the cells.

Adebolajo and 22-year-old Adebowale had pleaded not guilty to murder, though neither denied taking part in the May 22 attack.

The 25-year-old Rigby, a member of the Royal Fusiliers who had served in Afghanistan, was returning on foot to his barracks in south London when he was hit by the car being driven by Adebolajo. As the soldier lay on the ground, Adebowale repeatedly stabbed him and Adebolajo attempted to cut off his head.

One witness described the attack, which took place on a busy street near a primary school, as looking “like a butcher attacking a joint of meat.”

Adebolajo was filmed by a passer-by moments later, covered in blood and holding a cleaver and a knife, justifying the attack “because Muslims are dying daily by British soldiers.”




Dip them in pig’s blood and hang them to within an inch of their lives. Then set the gibbet on fire while spraying a mix of strong acid and gasoline on it. Target practice, 4 shots to the £ to any passers-by, as they jounce about.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/19/2013 at 07:15 PM   
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Ho Ho Ho Oh No!

Went out to the garage to get some ornaments for our little 3’ artificial tree.

Noticed some water on the floor and the bottom of a couple cardboard boxes were damp.

Ah crap. The hot water heater is going. Two months after our 1 year homeowner’s warranty expires. Of course!

Called the plumber who installed the thing 15 years ago. “Oh, we don’t do that kind of work anymore.”

Called S******* plumbers; I see their trucks around all the time. “$1500 for the heater, $85 to come out there, plus haul away fee, plus township permit.” And then they called back in 10 minutes ... “We have nobody who can come over. Sorry.”

Checked with K, the condo park manager. Yes, there is a permit required for plumbers when they do the job.

Went online to Lowes. Found a Whirlpool 50 gal job for $269, in stock at my local store. Another $50 extends the warranty 5 more years. I think. For $65 they’ll deliver it. Go for it.

Hooking up an electric HWH is a matter of turning off the power, closing the inlet valve, draining the unit and your pipes. Disconnect the old one (hacksaw or pipe cutter), disconnect the wires. Pull the old one out, slide the new one in. Get one of those $30 installation kits that give you 2 compression fittings and two lengths of high temperature flex pipe. Screw things together, hook up the wires. Open the valve, start filling the tank, check for leaks. Hook up the wires, turn the power on. Check for leaks again. Done.  Pay the garbage man $20 to haul the old one away.

So a $1800 job from the plumber will set us back less than $450 with tax and shipping and disposal. No permit needed if you DIY.

Pretty sure I have a pipe cutter in my toolbox, assuming I can find or get to my toolbox. I know I have a hacksaw; it’s in the backseat of my car. In the years I’ve lived in this condo park, I’ve helped 3 other people replace theirs. I can do this. Plus, the unit is on the floor, so no lifting necessary. Cool.

No, we didn’t get the gee-whiz top of the line model with a 12 year warranty and digital doo-dads on the Command Panel. According to the specs, this one heats water just as fast and uses the same two 4500 watt elements. So this ought to be good enough.

UPDATE: Lowe’s will deliver it in the morning. Guess I’d better get up early.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/19/2013 at 05:02 PM   
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what the duck?

Guess them there homo-sex-you-alls got it pretty good over here in America.

In Iran, they get beheaded or hanged.  In most Islamic nations, they get pretty violent punishment, come to think of it.

In plenty of other countries, even across wonderful Europe, they get fairly regular beatings in public.

In America, such microscopically small amounts of resistance exist to the Rainbow Rollercoaster - no executions, no common public beatings, no laws impugning their belief/alignment/behavior, more and more states recognizing their right to marry within their same apparent gender, not a business or university willing to turn one away in fear of the dread Gay Card being played on them, etc, - that they have to either paint their own collegiate habitats with slurs as publicity stunts, or get their manties in a twist when any public figure says the slightest thing that could (usually by inversion and implication) be stretched to be some sort of anti-homosexual “slur”. Not that any of them would hesitate a second to cut a bitch dead for wearing last year’s Prada, so passe!

So here we go again. Super redneck from the #1 cable TV money making show Duck Dynasty gives his opinion, and the militant “unusuals” have a hairy fit, resulting in the network crapping themselves and putting the guy out to pasture. Because, free speech. Not.

‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson on Indefinite Hiatus Following Anti-Gay Remarks

A&E has placed Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson on indefinite hiatus following anti-gay remarks he made in a recent profile in GQ.

“We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty,” A&E said in a statement. “His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”

The news comes after Robertson compared homosexuality to bestiality in an interview with the magazine. He’ll likely appear in season four, which bows Jan. 15, since production is largely wrapped.




“It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus,” Robertson says in the January issue of the men’s magazine. “That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”

During a discussion about repentance and God, Robertson is asked what he finds sinful.

“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there,” he says. “Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”

So there you have it ... he finds homosexuality sinful. AND he finds beastiality sinful. AND he finds adultery sinful.
So come on, you genius elite liberals: tell me WHERE IS HE COMPARING HOMOSEXUALITY TO BEASTIALITY???  Comparing? No. Likening? No. Relating? No. Saying one is a “gateway drug” to the other? Not even.

But it doesn’t matter one whit. The truth? Who gives a flying glory hole about the truth? Here’s some well known redneck, speaking up for heterosexuality and labeling it his own personal opinion.

And now? Looks like this beard has been shaved. Phil Roberston has been sidelined indefinitely. The network - pardon my heterosexual ironic simile - isn’t man enough to actually fire him. They just want him out of the way for now. Hide him in the closet until he’s ready to grovel.

“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson has been placed on indefinite hiatus from the reality program following his controversial remarks in GQ magazine regarding homosexuality. While the cast member has not officially been fired, he will not be filming with the show moving forward.

Meanwhile, it seems that the only person sticking up for Robertson is Sarah Palin. And probably all those crazy people in the Tea Party, but I don’t think anyone’s asked them for their opinion yet on this.

Sarah Palin says the suspension of one of the stars of the show “Duck Dynasty” over recent anti-gay comments he made is an attack on free speech.

Palin re-posted a picture of her meeting with the stars of the A&E show on her Facebook page Wednesday night, writing that “intolerants” were behind the suspension of the show’s patriarch, Phil Robertson.

“Free speech is an endangered species. Those ‘intolerants’ hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us,”

Of course she’s right. But this is what happens to anyone ... ANYONE ... even famous public figures, who go against the agenda.  Do not ever speak up against the blacks, the muslims, or the sexually atypical. You will be burned at the stake if you do.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/19/2013 at 01:11 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - December 18, 2013

It’s Overload! #238

Theme is overloading.

“Overloading involves the exploitation of an enemy unit which must protect at least two other important pieces or squares.”

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White to move

From Combination Challenge.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 12/18/2013 at 08:36 PM   
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eww ick

Most disgusting Obama tale ever ... of the day.

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Please follow all 3 short links from the above link.

And the kicker: the portrait was for sale as a fundraiser during the previous election. It now hangs on the wall of the Embassy. So, did the government buy it? Wouldn’t that be against the rules? Or was it given to the Embassy as a gift? From whom, and again, isn’t such an action against the rules?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/18/2013 at 03:42 PM   
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Yet another flash mob!

Download the mp3 of this at The USAF Band.
Find the center link for “Download the Flash Mob Audio file Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring/Joy to the World.”


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 12/18/2013 at 02:47 PM   
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gladys cooper, one talented and beautiful english rose, born on this very date in 1888

EYE CANDY from another time.  Sure wish it could come back.

By the time I discovered her as a movie goer and later movies on tv, she was an older woman and often played someone’s auntie or the hard nosed strict head mistress of a school.  It always seemed to me that she was in every single movie ever made in the 1940s’ and a good part of the 50’s. She was a much in demand character actress, and quite believable in every role she played.  Still, she was not a household name but her face would have been familiar to many.  For fans of the Twilight Zone, if you recall the episode of an old woman frightened of death, who was played by Robert Redford, then you’ve seen her. 
Well, quite by accident, I was not looking for her and didn’t even know her name, I found a bunch of photos and was really surprised by what I found.
Am happy to share the treasure. 

GLADYS COOPER, Dec. 18, 1888 - Nov. 1971

Biography
Widely acclaimed as one of the great beauties of the stage, British actress Gladys Cooper had the added advantage of great talent. Daughter of a London magazine editor, she made her stage bow at age 17 in a Colchester production of Bluebell in Fairyland; at 19, she was a member of the “Gaiety Girls,” a famous and famously attractive chorus-girl line. Graduating to leading roles, Cooper was particularly popular with young stage door johnnies; during World War I, she was the British troops’ most popular “pin-up.

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.” Switching from light comedy to deep drama in the 1920s, Cooper retained her following, even when leaving England for extended American appearances after her 1934 Broadway debut in The Shining Hour. She made subsequent New York appearances in Shakespearean roles, thereafter achieving nationwide fame with her many Hollywood film appearances (she’d first acted before the cameras way back in 1911 in a British one-reeler, Eleventh Commandment).

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Cooper was often cast as aristocratic ladies whose sharp-tongued cattiness was couched in feigned politeness; her film parts ranged from Bette Davis’ overbearing mother in Now Voyager (1941) to the hidden murderess in a Universal “B” horror, The Black Cat (1941)
She won her third Oscar nomination for her role as Prof. Henry Higgins’ mother in My Fair Lady (1964), starred as the matriarch of a family of genteel swindlers on the TV series The Rogues (1964), and even found time to co-star with a very young Robert Redford on a 1962 episode of The Twilight Zone.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/18/2013 at 10:15 AM   
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a tech story …. mostly.

I am using Safari browser at the moment.  Seems to be a bit faster than it was a while back when I stopped using it. But today, for some reason, both Chrome and FF seem to act as tho being dragged to an execution. 

I happened upon this item when looking for a movie and read about this guy.  I know some of you folks are very tech savvy and know all kinds of things and so may be familiar with him.  But till a few days ago, I never heard of him or his story.  Yeesh.  Depressing, but hey. If he’s happy I should not care one way or another.  For a guy who says he isn’t a gambler, what was he thinking keeping his life savings in a safe at his home?

Take a look at this.


Ron Wayne: The Apple founder who missed out on a fortune

As a new film tells the story of a partner in a tech firm who quits and misses out on billions, Tim Walker meets the Apple co-founder Ron Wayne, who left the company after just 12 days – and so passed up on a potential fortune of $50bn

By Tim Walker

The forgotten founding partner has become a recurring character in the history of Silicon Valley – think Eduardo Saverin of Facebook, or Noah Glass of Twitter – but few such figures left their flourishing start-ups voluntarily. The exception is 79-year-old Ron Wayne. Wayne was the third man in the room on the day Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak created Apple Computers. If he’d held on to his 10 per cent of the company, he could be worth more than $50bn. Instead, almost four decades later, Jobs is an icon, Wozniak is fabulously wealthy, and Wayne lives on his monthly social security cheque in a small town not far from Las Vegas. Unlike Flomm, however, he insists he has few regrets.

Wayne, a self-taught engineer from Ohio, was already in his forties by 1975, when he was appointed chief draftsman for product development at Atari, the videogame manufacturer behind Pong. It was at Atari’s Silicon Valley HQ that he met a twenty something Jobs, then a consulting engineer to the firm. They had shared interests, and Jobs was impressed by Wayne’s streamlining of the company’s internal documentation system .

In March 1976, Jobs came to Wayne with a request. He and his friend Steve Wozniak had developed a working design for a personal computer, which Jobs was eager to turn into a business. But he was having trouble convincing the laid-back Wozniak not to use the circuitry he’d designed for Apple elsewhere. “He was trying to get Woz to understand that the circuit was proprietary to Apple,” Wayne explains.  “But Jobs was not the most diplomatic guy in the world.” On 1 April, Wayne invited the two younger men to his apartment, where he’d agreed to explain the issue to Wozniak as “the grown-up in the room”. With his intervention, Wayne says Woz quickly came around. “Jobs was sufficiently impressed by my diplomatic skills that he immediately said, ‘We’re going to form a company’.”

Jobs and Wozniak both took 45 per cent shares in the company, while Wayne held the remaining 10 per cent – and thus the balance of power. Wayne even designed the firm’s first logo, which Jobs liked enough to have it blown up into a banner to hang over their very first convention booth. And yet, 12 days after that fateful meeting, Wayne quit Apple altogether.

Though he believed in the product and thought Apple would be a success, Wayne explains that he was concerned about the implications of failure. Several years previously, he had established his own company making slot machines for Las Vegas casinos, which had quickly gone belly-up. Moreover, as the only partner with real means – “Jobs and Woz didn’t have two nickels to rub together” – he was the one with the most to lose if Apple went the same way.

“Those two guys had skills and capabilities far beyond anything I could hope to achieve, and I didn’t want to spend the next 20 years in a back office shuffling papers. So I went back to Atari, and off to the rest of my life.”

For Jobs and Wozniak, the rest is history. Wayne, meanwhile, passed the last 16 years of his career as the chief engineer of a small military electronics company. Upon retiring in 1999, he bought a large house in Florida, but soon afterwards his life savings were stolen from the safe in his garage. He was forced to sell the house and settle in Nevada. Until 1995, he didn’t even own a computer, and it took him until 2011 to acquire his first Apple product: an iPad, given to him by the organisers of a tech event in Brighton.

The last time Wayne saw Jobs was in 2000, when he was invited to an Apple event in San Francisco. Their conversation there was perfunctory. Wozniak, by contrast, was effusive when the pair last met, at a convention in San Jose. “He came across the room at me like a long-lost brother. Woz can approach me, but I can’t approach Woz. It’s simply the reality of how you deal with people when they’re phenomenally wealthy and you are not.”

Wayne nevertheless stands by the decision he made in 1976. “I separated myself from the enterprise,” he says. “Nobody ever diddled me out of anything. On several occasions over the next three years Jobs and I had lunch together, he offered me positions at Apple and I always declined.”

Today Wayne supplements his pension by dealing in collectors’ stamps and coins to his neighbours. His passion project is a new slot machine design, for which he’s been trying to attract funding for the past 10 years. His own gambling habit is modest, though. “It’s just a pastime,” he says. “I’m not a serious gambler – I’m too gutless for that!”

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/18/2013 at 07:41 AM   
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oh this will keep the migrants out. wanna bet?

Oh joy.  This will cure things. Three whole months.

Barking effin Moonbats. 

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Meanwhile .... Just another good reason to HATE the damn unions.
This guy doesn’t care squat about his country.  Of course, it isn’t just commie union bosses who are that way. But this post isn’t about the political masters in current power. This is what is being encouraged by Red Len McCluskey, the head of UNITE.


Romanians and Bulgarians taught how to claim UK benefits in return for joining union

The Unite union is Labour’s biggest donor
It offers the advice as a reward for signing up to the union
It has even issued membership forms in Romanian and Bulgarian

By Jason Groves

The Unite union is offering to teach unemployed Romanians and Bulgarians how to claim benefits in Britain.

The organisation, Labour’s biggest donor, is courting foreigners from the two countries as part of a membership drive.

It offers the advice as a reward for signing up to the union.

It has even issued membership forms in Romanian and Bulgarian, despite the Government – and Labour – saying immigrants should learn English.

The unemployed are offered the chance to join the union for just 50p a week. In return, Unite says it will offer new arrivals with advice on how to maximise benefit claims.

The decision to target Romanians and Bulgarians is sure to be controversial, given public concern about the lifting of immigration controls on the two new EU countries at the end of this month.

Ministers have refused to estimate how many immigrants will arrive from the two impoverished countries – but some experts believe it could run to hundreds of thousands in the coming years.

Tory MP Priti Patel called Unite’s behaviour shameless, adding: ‘It is incredibly irresponsible and I’m afraid it just sums up the attitude of Labour and the trade unions towards EU immigration.

‘Labour is the party that opened the floodgates to EU immigration with its open borders policy.

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JS, Somerset, United Kingdom,

They are aiding the destruction of once-Great Britain. Where onearth do they think the benefit money for these hordes is coming from?

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Trade Unions are an anachronism and should be consigned to the dustbin of history.


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