Saturday, December 2, 2006

Remember those 6 Muslims pulled off the USA Air flight...

...I think it was last week just before Thanksgiving. A lot has been said about how they were embarrassed, about how they were targeted because of their religion or their ethnicity, about how they were wronged. You hear those things mainly from them, their lawyer and the Muslim community - of course you also hear it from the good old ultra liberal leftist media in the USA. As usually you do not hear a lot of the fact, or so it has become apparent to me. These guys were not removed from an aircraft, then detained and questioned for 5 hours for nothing, that is not how the FBI operates. There had to be a reason, but who has reported it? Not many to none from what I can tell.

If you want to read some of the interesting alleged facts of this case, coming mostly from a first hand source, then go to Debbie Schlussel's site and look at the entry dated December 1, 2006 (you may have to scroll down as she adds other blogs. You can get to her site via this link: http://debbieschlussel.com/ It would not surprise me to find out the allegations made in the letter that Ms. Schlussel present us with were true, and therefore would not surprise me either that US news media did not report on it because they are truly, in great part, leftist to the extreme.

All the best,
Glenn B

The Big Move To Verizon Fios, Part 2...

Well they came, they uninstalled (my Cablevision), and they installed (the new Fios system). It took about 7 hours. The installer was a nice guy whos eemed to know what he was doing, although he did leave some things undone , and also left behind something that has not been resolved.

The installer got it all working but was unable to transfer my AOL favorites and address book to MSN. I wound up doing it; it took me a day to figure out how to do it so it worked. I think it may not have worked because the Verizon guy left behind a virus on my PC. I had checked it not too long before he was there. He installed something called Windows Defender to check for Spyware, and everytime it runs, my Norton AV says there is a virus called Downloader and removes it. Of course this could be a file named 'downloader' on the Windows Defender, but no one at Verizon has a clue in their Tech Service Department. If I do a complete virus scan when Windows defender has not run, the so called virus does not show up at all, its only when I do a scan and the Windows Defender remove spyware, any spyware. Go figure. Right about on par with Cablevision support, dumb as bricks, in my opinion. I am going to remove Windows Defender to see what happens.

As for the actual product, the FIOS is fast on downloads, super fast. The phone service seems the same as usual - yes we had that chaged too. Our television service is great, a better picture, and more channels, with free On demand from the premium channels to which we are subscribed. That sure beats Cablevision hands down.

The jury is still out for me on whether or not the change was worth it for my Internet service, but for the TV and phone it was worth it. If the Verizon tech service folks can figure out the virus thing, then all will be well worth it.

All the best,
Glenn B
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