Certified Water Technologist #63

Certified Water Technologist #63
28 Years In the Water Treatment Industry

Google is Sued

Good morning.  How is everyone this morning?

My email contained one from linked in this morning touting an article about google being sued for collecting data on you while in incognito mode.

Here is the text of the short article:

Google sued over 'private' browsing

Updated 7 hours ago
Google has been sued in a proposed class-action lawsuit that alleges it violated wiretap laws by collecting information about user behavior on the internet without permission while users were in "private browsing," or incognito mode. The lawsuit, which was filed in the federal court in San Jose, California, is seeking at least $5 billion from Google and owner Alphabet for tracking and collecting browsing history even where users tried to maintain their privacy. Google denies this is illegal and maintains that it is clear about the data it collects.

This is a comment from Linkedin on this:

I guess it's not much of a surprise that Google is sued for tracking online behaviour even when browsing incognito.

The plaintiff asks for compensation at least 5 000 dollars per user and the number of affected could contain millions of Google users. Will be following with interest how the numbers evolve.

Meanwhile, Test Achat (BE) estimates that individual complainants could get 200 euros in a damages suit against Facebook and SGP Law (UK) says individuals affected can get 2 000 pounds or more in a law suit against British Airways. Remains to be see which one gets higher for the company the GDPR administrative fines or individual damages.
"While users may view private browsing as a safe haven from watchful eyes, computer security researchers have long raised concern that Google and rivals might augment user profiles by tracking people’s identities across different browsing modes, combining data from private and ordinary internet surfing."

More Wednesday Memes

Wednesday Memes

What the Heck Shoes is He Wearing?

From The Feral Irishman

82d Going to DC

My grandson works in the 82d Airborne motorpool. In october he is being transferred to Alaska.
Story at Breitbart.com

82nd Airborne Division’s Immediate Response Force Headed to D.C. amid Riots

This handout picture released by the US Army shows U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, deploy from Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina on January 1, 2020. - Paratroopers from 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade …

From my Hometown He Is

Lockney producer recognized among High Cotton award winners

I grew up in Lockney, Texas. North of Lubbock about 60 miles, south of Amarillo about 95 miles.

Not much there but flatland and cotton. I don't know how this guy grows cotton there, when I was a kid they had all but run out of irrigation water. The cotton was mostly dryland cotton.

Don't know about now, but at that time we were a dry county. Which meant no booze, including beer, could be sold in that county. If you wanted that, you had two choices: go to Plainview about 17 miles away and find a local bootlegger who would sell you some.  Or drive across the county line to a wet county and buy some there.

I remember when I turned 21, on a trip home from the Navy, I drove into a neighboring county which had a liquor store just across the county line. I showed my i.d. to prove I was 21 and bought a case of Coors beer. I'm tellin you what, I was crappin in tall cotton then boy! A case of beer and legal to boot!

Went back to Plainview and immediately started sharing with my friends, a few of whom were still under the legal age of drinking at that time. Was quite lucky that no law enforcement type wanted one.

Colt Clark and the Quarantine Kids play "Happy Together"

2 more for monday night

Some Monday Memes

From Gateway Pundit

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Urges Protesters to Self-Quarantine for 14 Days Over Coronavirus Fears

You Think This is Real??

This is all over the place down here.  I don't know if I can believe this or not.  Riots begin at 4pm??

Who the hell plans this stuff?  Did you wake up at 6 this morning and say Lets go to Fresno and riot?? I never did.  I woke up at six and said Lets to the Bar!!!

Good Morning

After my Zoom meeting with my new employer today, I think I will meander over to the local sporting goods and see if they have any ammo mags in stock.  Even if I don't have that caliber, it might be good to have some for someone who needs them, if this summer progresses as it seems it might.

The jury is still out on whether I like the new company or not, been 3 weeks now.  Lots of zoom meetings.  They still let me do pretty much what I was doing with the old company, which is cool. Which means I stay home with my wife more than usual, as she is back on chemo. 

They pay every 2 weeks, but my commission used to be calculated on a 30/31 day basis, so don't know how that is gonna work yet.
Hopefully, no glitches. 

Gonna be a nice day here today, only supposed to get to 88°F today, compared to 103 or so last week.

You guys stay good.

Maybe He Should Tweet Lots More

Rioter Sets Himself on Fire

Found This Over at Weasel Zippers

Weasel Zippers

Update Protestors Run Over

I was at Gateway Pundit reading the articles, and attempting to watch some of the videos on rioting.  All of the videos in each article about rioting don't seem to work. 

Maybe someone is trying to censor those????

She Scrapped his 67 Impala

Oh wow, this female went just a little too far, when she scrapped this guys 1967 Impala.  I had a 1967 Chevy Impala in 1972 or 1973, it was a nice car for the time.

Read the article here

Calif. Gov. Dumass is Really This Stupid

Under the new restrictions, attendance at a protest is limited to 25 percent of the area’s maximum occupancy or capped at 100 attendees, whichever is lower.
The restrictions also say physical distancing of 6 feet between attendees coming from different households will be enforced at all times. Failure to abide by this rule, the department said, “may result in an order to disperse or other enforcement action.”

Jokes from Wired Right

These jokes come from Wired Right Commentary 

Go on over and take a look.


Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn't you say?

Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter
This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day.
I just couldn't help but send this along. Too funny.
Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says
Really? Ya think?

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
Now that's taking things a bit far!

Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
What a guy!

Miners Refuse to Work after Death
No-good-for-nothing' lazy so-and-so's!

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
See if that works any better than a fair trial!

War Dims Hope for Peace
I can see where it might have that effect!

If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
Ya think?!

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
Who would have thought!

Enfield (London) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
They may be on to something!

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?

Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge
He probably IS the battery charge!

New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
Weren't they fat enough?!

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
That's what he gets for eating those beans!

Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
Do they taste like chicken?

Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
Chainsaw Massacre all over again!

Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
Boy, are they tall!

And the winner is....
Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead
Did I read that right?

Now that you've smiled at least once, it's your turn to spread the stupidity and send this to someone you want to bring a smile to (maybe even a chuckle). We all need a good laugh, at least once a day !

Hat tip to old school pal, Paul S., for this humor piece that is just too good to pass up.


A man and a woman who have never met before find themselves in the same sleeping carriage of a train. After the initial embarassment, they both manage to get to sleep; the woman on the top bunk, the man on the lower.

In the middle of the night, the woman leans over and says, "I'm sorry to bother you, but I'm awfully cold, and I was wondering if you could possibly pass me another blanket."

The man leans out and, with a glint in his eye, says, "I've got a better idea....let's pretend we're married."

"Why not," giggles the woman.

"Good," he replies. "Get your own damn blanket."


A very shy guy goes into a bar and sees a beautiful woman sitting at thebar. After an hour of gathering up his courage he finally goes over to her and asks, tentatively, "Um, would you mind if I chatted with you for awhile?"
She responds by yelling, at the top of her lungs, "No, I won't sleep with you tonight!" 

Everyone in the bar is now staring at them.
Naturally, the guy is hopelessly and completely embarrassed and he slinks back to his table.
After a few minutes, the woman walks over to him and apologizes. She smiles at him and says, "I'm sorry if I embarrassed you. You see, I'm a graduate student in psychology and I'm studying how people respond to embarrassing situations."
To which he responds, at the top of his lungs, "What do you mean $200?"


Hospital regulations require a wheel chair for patients being
discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet, who insisted he didn't need my help to leave the hospital.

After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator.

On the way down I asked him if his wife was meeting him.

"I don't know," he said. "She's still upstairs in the bathroom
changing out of her hospital gown."


Two Protestors Get Run Over

I'm sorry, I laughed when I watched this video.  At least two protestors will not wonder anymore if their victims might retaliate.

What an Asshole!

Chief Justice Roberts Sides with Liberals – Refuses California Church Right to Assemble During Pandemic

EMP Preparations

I started into preparing for events that would be quite traumatic to civilization in general back at the Y2K debacle.  I had food, water, medical supplies, I was ready. Then poof, nothing happened.

So I slowed up for a few years on prepping.  I mean, nothing will happen, right?  Then every one started talking about EMP, and I thought what the heck, in for a penny in for a  pound.  So I started reading about emp, and what I read didn't sound any too pleasant. 

So I started actively prepping again, and I think by now I have a good start on things to last  a while in the event of emp. But, I am wondering if emp is even high on the list of things to worry about. 

I know emp could kick us back to the stone ages, but so can this socalled biological pandemic we got right now. If this thing actually kicked off, it could be worse than emp for sure.

The article linked below has some good things to do for any emergency,  including emp.

Here is the link to the article.

Google is Sued

Good morning.  How is everyone this morning? My email contained one from linked in this morning touting an article about google being sued...