UPS (Mis)delivery: Public Shaming, Part III

So Amazon customer service is excellent. Over chat and the course of 15 minutes, they refunded my lost shipment, I placed a new order with 1-day shipping, and they promised to refund the cost of the expedited shipping on the new order.

Source: UPS (Mis)delivery: Public Shaming, Part II – Phil’s Osophies™

Milo Yiannopoulos Doesn’t Have Feelings – The New York Times

It’s sadly ironic to see UC Berkeley, of all places, protesting somebody like Milo. Then again, the right to protest is also a matter of free speech, so long as it is done peacefully.

Anyway, I think this guy is great: a funny, intelligent, provocateur. He’s well suited to getting a younger generation to introspect a bit on free speech. His literary style isn’t subtle, but it is appropriate for the audience. I just think that his talents are being wasted at a place like Breitbart, which doesn’t attract the readership that would appreciate him the most. Then again, it could be the perfect place for him….

UPS (Mis)delivery: Public Shaming, Part II

After the failure of my package to arrive yesterday, I re-routed a couple of other incoming packages scheduled for today to a nearby UPS Store for pickup.

I get an email notification at 11:05 that my other packages are ready for pickup. I walk over during lunch. They’re not there. The person working there says they frequently do this, and that I should come back after 3pm or so.

Meanwhile, Amazon is making me wait 36 hours until reporting the first shipment lost.

Good job, UPS. You’re 0 for 2 this week. From now on I’m shipping all items to my work.

Source: UPS (Mis)delivery: Public Shaming – Phil’s Osophies™

The Immigration Ban is a Headfake, and We’re Falling For It – Medium

Folks, Jake here is right on the money. The new administration distracted us with some big hullabaloo over immigration while using the opportunity to do the more strategic, long-term move of removing the military from the National Security Council and permanently putting in a brilliant, extreme-right strategist called Steve Bannon. And when I say “extreme,” I’m not hyperbolizing.

Forget the immigration deal, it was a ploy. A chess move designed to deceive. It’s not a long game they’re playing, but it doesn’t have to be. The administration has the media so turned around and shaken up that soon people will become weary to news alerts and fatigued to the “outrageous” things that Trump is allegedly doing. They’ve already convinced us that the whole “terror” thing is such a threat to each and every one of us — personally — that we would be willing to sacrifice our core beliefs as a nation in order to secure a little temporary security. (And in the long run it will only serve to reinforce and radicalize a new generation of America haters — also what they want. Just imagine if we sent them stuff that would make their lives better instead!? Who would be the “other” then?) In the entire history of our nation, how many people have died as a direct result of terrorist acts? Gun accidents? Car accidents? Domestic homicides? Heart disease? Cancer? Drug overdoses?

Anyway, keep your cards close. Don’t show your hand. Never let them know what you’re thinking. Or you’ll be on a blacklist soon enough. I may already be from this blog. Should I change the title of this blog to “canary in the coal mine?”

Nah, let other folks like Jake Fuentes go first. I just wanna drive my car.

But save your ammo for when you’ll really need it. Hopefully not literally.

We’ve just tested the country’s willingness to capitulate to a fascist regime.

Source: The Immigration Ban is a Headfake, and We’re Falling For It – Medium

…and the world {?} with you.

I looked at this picture and a thought popped into my head: It’s like the guy honestly doesn’t know how to smile; it’s all a façade to him. He appears to experience very little joy. You can tell a lot about what’s going on in somebody’s mind by what’s on their face. There’s very little honesty in this guy.

Source: As Trump tries to build bridges, efforts overshadowed by lie about voter fraud – The Denver Post