Twitter and Free Speech...

I've been a member of twitter since...2007. All along the way I have seen people join and folllow, delete their accounts, gripe, rant, rave, applaud, protest and much. All of it pretty normal. Once in a while some things get out of hand.

Recently, a group of supporters of a group overseas that I will not give credence to by mentioning their acronym of a name, has complained that their free speech rights have been violated by Twitter canceling their accounts.

Last time I checked, FREE SPEECH in this country is part of the 1st Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America.

You're signing on to a service which originates in the UNITED STATES of AMERICA. You by signing on have agreed to follow the TERMS of SERVICE of this organization know as Twitter. I am pretty sure...yes, I see it now, here's the line from their TOS directly:

Violence and Threats: You may not publish or post direct, specific threats of violence against others."

and then there's this one:

"Unlawful Use: You may not use our service for any unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities. International users agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content."

So it seems to me that it's pretty clear that anyone posting any threats, or offering to do harm against others...you're pretty much sucking bandwidth if you violate things because they'll find you, trace your ip address and shut you down. Their network, their rules. If you don't play by them, expect to have your account closed. End of Story.

If you want to read the terms of service for yourself, yes this includes any members of any terrorist networks out there, you can go to the following link and read them:

https://support.twitter.com/articles/18311-the-twitter-rules

Now, here's an idea. You people want to kill off all those people on the planet that don't wear your particular brand of wardrobe or read your books or subscribe to your ideology, why don't you start your very own social network and encourage all those who do wish to be a part of it to subscribe. That way you can have a clear channel to promote whatever it is that you want to and the rest of the world can live in peace and harmony without being distracted by your less than optimal view of everything that we do.

Some of us are perfectly happy walking our dogs, eating in different places, praying to GOD (yes, we pray to GOD as well), just maybe not in a special time or in some special spot because God said to all that he is EVERYWHERE and no matter where you are, you may pray and that prayer will be heard. Perhaps you can try that sometime as it's not against the will of GOD. For those that don't believe in God...let them not believe. When they are at the point of trying to enter the kingdom after life here is done...they might wish to know who is behind those pearly gates. 

Anyway, some things to think about when you're posting pictures of people with bullseyes on their faces trying to make them fear you. You're doing nothing that serves the greater good in the Universe which is why we were all placed here on Earth in the first place.

God Bless.

Michael Murdock, US NAVY VETERAN and a VERY FIRM BELIEVER in the POWER and PRESENCE of GOD. 



Brian Williams Suspended...Really?

It's interesting to hear the Breaking News this evening 2/10/15: Brian Williams Suspended for 6 months without pay.

WOW!! Bravo NBC!!! I'll bet that took a lot of effort to get done. Now, what does that really mean for Mr. Williams? Not a damn thing. He gets an unpaid vacation for 6 months.

What NBC should do is look at his total net worth, what he makes per year and take 1 years salary, multiply it times 5 and take that money from his benefits accounts and his pocket and donate that to Veteran's organizations so that they are compensated for this joke of a story that has been told for the past 12 years.

NBC, it's 12 years! It's NOT 1 instance. It's been an ongoing theme for the past 12 years and also may have been done in other circumstances/stories besides the helicopter one. This man does NOT belong in our living rooms ever again. He doesn't belong on Saturday Night Live or the Jimmy Fallon show or other tv shows where his name, his image, etc are shown to people who trusted him to bring the truth always and an unbiased 

If you look at: http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/brian-williams-net-worth/ he's listed as one of the richest celebrities out there. He's going to write a book about this whole adventure and will get a multimillion dollar contract for that. He's going to make millions while he's out on this "vacation".

If I were the HEAD CHEESE at NBC Universal, I would look at what this incident has cost my network, and what the potential future impacts would be, and I would cut Mr. Williams loose to go somewhere else. He will not be trusted in News again, and your network will not benefit from his services going forward. Our military does not trust him and it's apparent based on the amount of coverages this has received.

Stop wasting the public's time on this. I as a US NAVY DISABLED VETERAN call on EVERY single sponsor of NBC that has VETERANS or Guard Personnel on staff, or those who've been called up whose positions are being held open for them to PULL their support of NBC and ALL of its investments everywhere until such time as you let this man go through a door with a pink slip.

So, how about it? Stephen B. Burke, CEO of NBC Universal. Do you have what it takes to call your board together to make this decision?

You've lost tons of credibility. I question every news broadcast. I used to watch NBC news exclusively. I've switched to ABC news. To hell with CNN, they're just there for ratings and their news coverage sucks better than Dyson's vacuums.

Sir, I call on you to do the right thing and cut Brian Williams loose.

Michael Murdock, US NAVY DISABLED VETERAN

@nbc @abc @cbs @nbcla @cbsnews @nbcnews @abc7 @cnn - just in case anyone actually has the balls to take this to print or coverage. I am reachable.


Lotteries and Unclaimed funds...

Hope @calottery sees this.

I have had an idea for the longest time that has to my knowledge never been done. So, since I live in California and we have such a wonderful lottery here, I want them to be the recipients of the first chance at this, so here's the idea:

Donate the unclaimed cash. Now, I know many people have suggested this for a long, long time to you, but read me out ( I would say hear, but I'm not speaking, I am writing).

Donate the unclaimed cash to individuals, not organizations. Not to the schools. The schools get the lion's share of the money from the lottery because that was the original charter for it, but in today's world, what would it be like to change the lives of many people.

For example, you posted something on facebook today about 45 Million in Unclaimed funds. Why not pick out 45 people who live in the State of California legally, who are in need of money to do things, such as help family, provide for their elderly, get a car to drive to work, feed their family, etc...and you change their lives by presenting them a check for $1,000,000.00.

Now, there would need to be some rules around this, and filming it would be a great thing to do, so here's my total proposal.

You would pay me to travel around in an SUV, go from city to city, meet people, see them, observe them for a few days, and out of the people that I run into, I could pick someone in that city, go to a local bank, draw a cashier's check for $1,000,000.00 and present it to them. They would have to be filmed, and allow the lottery to use their story in marketing, etc. Then we come back and see them 6 months to a year later to see how they're doing.

Of course there's logistics and such to be worked out, but this would be a huge win for many people, and many more would play the games out there because they'd know that others are being helped. It would also raise awareness to check tickets, but some might just let the money go out to the helping fund™ so it would help change lives. Karma can be a beautiful thing when shared in the right way.

Just a thought. There's much more to this, but I wanted to energetically get the push going, because I know that if someone gave me a check for $1,000,000.00 I could do many wonderful things with it, none of which include buying fancy cars or frivolous things with it, I'd be helping pay my Mother's Alzheimer's & Stroke bills for 5 years, I'd make sure I had a place to live and take care of my dog, and I'd be out visiting with people, and sharing my good fortune with those on the street who can use a break.

I did that with the $25,000 that I won from the lottery after taking care of some rent, as well as moving my Mom due to abuse from one facility to another, now she's in better hands, and I've been doing it every time I win something, I find someone who's downtrodden and looking like nothing is going their way, and I buy them lunch or something to eat and carry with them, I find out what their story is, why they are where they are, then I put something in their pocket to carry them further, and I say a prayer for them, wish them God Bless You On Your Path, and I let them be on their way.

My mission in this life is to change the world, to bring others together, to brighten lives and smiles, and to leave this world when my times in a better space than it was when I arrived here back in 1961.

Maybe @calottery can help me do that in a much larger way...

I sure hope so.



DeflateGate...or a reason for BALL VIAGRA!!

Okay, in today's world to even hear that ball used in football is improperly inflated is enough of a surprise, but 11 of the 12 balls used in a Championship game???

First off, who made the Patriots responsible for the balls? Why weren't the REFS involved in ensuring that all of the balls were up to standards before the game began? If they weren't, why wouldn't the Patriots be fined or something right then and there or maybe had some touchdowns pulled back?

So in the end, the Patriots are going to the SuperBowl with their heads held high, the Colts are home, and we're rewarding someone for cheating. Not just someone, an ENTIRE TEAM because someone knew something somewhere and if they're going to be silent about it, then the whole team should be penalized.

Of course then we have to wonder about Roger "BEATING YOUR GIRLFRIEND IS OK" Goodell and his team of Minions (no insult the cute characters in DespicableME) and how they handle anything thrown their way.

Here's what you do. When the game begins, you toss the coin, The Patriots call, they get the ball, you stop everything check the ball to make sure it's all good. Then you tack on 14 pts. for the other team right then and there, and make the Patriots play catch up ball for the entire game.

You also assess the team its upcoming draft picks, you fine them, and you put them on double-secret-probation for 5 years.

Encouraging or rewarding people for cheating is nothing but an incentive for others to do dirtier things along the way. Every player should be fined. Every member of staff should be fined and the total of those fines should be put toward feeding homeless VETERANS.

How much for the fines? No less than $3 Million total. WHAT???? That's TOO MUCH!!! Really? They'll make that on incentives and bonuses and such if they win the game. Or...if they do win, instead of the fine, eliminate any commercials, any bonuses, any deals with company's for product endorsements for the entire year. This way not only will players be inspired not to cheat, they'll be given an incentive to turn in anyone else who does. 

Every member of the team should have to go to classes for 6 months on how NOT to cheat at a sport.

This is the NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE. It's an AMERICAN SPORT. CHEATING BRINGS SHAME ON US ALL.

It DOES NOT deserve to be rewarded.

That's my take on it. Too bad the NFL Commissioner's office doesn't have the balls to implement any of these things, much less all of them.

Michael Murdock - a HUGE FOOTBALL FAN

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American becomes a Muslim

 
Another Famous American becomes a Muslim
 
 
 
 
It is becoming a very scary world out there . . . . .
Another Famous American converts to

Islam ...


It was announced today that Buckwheat,
Of Our Gang fame, Has converted To
The Muslim faith and changed his name to:

Kareem of Wheat

.
I just hope he doesn't become a

cereal killer!

I love the sense of humor of SENIORS!!