Is Google eavesdropping? 



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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Trepierre Hummons, 21 Cinncinnati Ohio
Guy Calls 911, murders responding officer A Cincinnati man killed a police officer yesterday while friends were reading about his suicide-by-cop plan in texts and commenting about it on his Facebook page, CNN reports. Trepierre Hummons, 21, called 911 twice about an armed man in the area, and when police responded, he opened fire. He shot and killed 48-year-old officer Sonny Kim, 48, a married father of three and celebrated karate instructor, WLWT reports. An officer responding to the scene shot and killed Hummons. "I love every last one of y'all to whoever has been in my life. ... You're the real mvp," Hummons wrote on Facebook. But no one told police about his messages: "That didn't happen in this case, unfortunately, and we lost one of our best police officers," says Police Chief Jeffery Blackwell. Hummons' mother was at the scene, standing between Hummons and the officer. Hummons' mother, Khanita Maston, told The Enquirer that her son waved for Kim to approach him and asked the officer to shoot him. Hummons pulled his gun and fired at the officer, Kim fell but fired back. Then Hummons wrestled the dying officer's gun from his hand and fired at a passing probation officer and at a second police officer, who arrived shortly. That one shot back and killed Hummons. Police said he was known to them – a member of a Madisonville street gang, the Clutch Gang. Blackwell also said that early Friday, shortly after midnight, Hummons was accused of committing a sexual assault. He did not say who the alleged victim was. There were only minor protests about the brutal murder of poor innocent street gang member Hummons.
______________________________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Barb Re: Is Google eavesdropping? Hi DearWebby, “Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations held in front of a computer.” Barb Dear Barb OK, no more talk about revolution and dope in front of the computer! Google will include you in their pretty graphs. 64.78% of revolutionaries talk in front of their computer, but only 31.47% of dope dealers talk in front of their computers. So what? Google would need Millions, if not Billions, of analysts to actually listen to the global babble. Google just uses formulas to respond appropriately. Just like with the ad-sense ads on the Humor Letter, if you go to the web site: http://webby.com/humor See the Google search slot on the right side menu? If you search for alligator shoes, they will show ads about alligator shoe vendors. Sometimes they mess up and show ads about alligator wrestling. It's just formulas, not a little nerd with horn rimmed glasses duck taped in the center. The same with the microphone utilization. They are still debating whether, when they hear a violent argument, they should show ads about rolling pins, frying pans and shotguns, or romantic chocolate selections. So far, they just utilize the "OK, Google" keyword activation trick. By the way, the FBI and the CIA have used microphone utilization for many years. Those people actually listen and record. Picture entire high-rises full of Lil Tomlin type babes listening in to the nation, making sarcastic comments that only the analysts in the next cubicle hear, and now and then they hit the record button. Google is quite innocent by comparison. Just colorful stats and ad selection. They really are not interested in what you actually say. And they really can't be bothered to turn anybody in to the cops. But they will have colorful graphs showing that 1.64% of violent arguments result in online orders of Marble rolling pins. Have Fun! DearWebby _____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ >From Cindy: We have women in the military, but they don't put us in the front lines. They don't know if we can fight, if we can kill. I think we can. All the general has to do is walk over to the women and say, "You see the enemy over there? They say you look fat in those uniforms." ______________________________________________________ More than anything, my brother-in-law wanted to be a cowpoke. Taking pity on him, a rancher decided to hire the lad and give him a chance. "This," he said, showing him a rope, "is a lariat. We use it to catch cows." "I see," said my brother-in-law, trying to seem knowledgeable as he examined the lariat. "And what do you use for bait?" ______________________________________________________ If you can help with the cost of the Humor Letter, please donate what you can! ______________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Homemade Iced Coffee Cubes I refuse to pay for ice coffees that are filled with ice and you are only getting 1/4 of coffee in your cup. Call me "frugal". Yes, I am frugal! :) I make a pot of coffee in the morning. I drink 1 hot cup, then fill my ice cube tray with the rest of my coffee. Then I put on a little more coffee for later and put it away in the fridge. When I want a large flavored coffee, I simply take out my cold coffee pour it in my tall iced coffee cup, add some vanilla or almond (whatever extract or spice like cinnamon), add your sugar or sweetener, stir it very well. Then I add my coffee cubes. And my iced coffee stays like coffee all afternoon. It never gets that watered down taste half way through! By Jackie H. [74] ______________________________________________________
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Today in 
1314 Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce won over 
 Edward II of England at the Battle of Bannockburn in Scotland. 
1340 The English fleet defeated the French fleet at Sluys, off 
 the Flemish coast. 
1497 Italian explorer John Cabot, sailing in the service of 
 England, landed in North America on what is now Newfoundland. 
1509 Henry VIII was crowned King of England. 
1664 New Jersey, named after the Isle of Jersey, was founded. 
1675 King Philip's War began when Indians massacred colonists 
 at Swansee, Plymouth colony. 
1717 The Freemasons were founded in London. 
1793 The first republican constitution in France was adopted. 
1812 Napoleon crossed the Nieman River and invaded Russia. 
1844 Charles Goodyear was granted U.S. patent #3,633 for 
 vulcanized rubber. 
1859 At the Battle of Solferino, also known as the Battle of 
 the Three Sovereigns, the French army led by Napoleon III 
 defeated the Austrian army under Franz Joseph I in 
 northern Italy. 
1861 Federal gunboats attacked Confederate batteries at 
 Mathias Point, Virginia. 
1862 U.S. intervention saved the British and French at the 
 Dagu forts in China. 
1910 The Japanese army invaded Korea. 
1913 Greece and Serbia annulled their alliance with Bulgaria 
 following border disputes over Macedonia and Thrace. 
1931 The Soviet Union and Afghanistan signed a treaty. 
1940 France signed an armistice with Italy. 
1940 TV cameras were used for the first time in a political 
 convention as the Republicans convened in Philadelphia, PA. 
1941 U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt pledged all possible 
 support to the Soviet Union. 
1947 Kenneth Arnold reported seeing flying saucers over 
 Mt. Rainier, Washington. 
1948 The Soviet Union began the Berlin Blockade. 
1955 Soviet MIG's down a U.S. Navy patrol plane over the 
 Bering Strait. 
1964 The Federal Trade Commission announced that starting 
 in 1965, cigarette manufactures would be required to include 
 warnings on their packaging about the harmful effects 
 of smoking. 
1970 The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to repeal the 
 Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. 
1997 The U.S. Air Force released a report titled 
 "The Roswell Report, Case Closed" that dismissed the claims 
 that an alien spacecraft had crashed in Roswell, NM, in 1947. 
1998 AT&T Corp. struck a deal to buy cable TV giant 
 Tele-Communications Inc. for $31.7 billion. 
2002 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juries, not judges, 
 must make the decision to give a convicted killer the 
 death penalty. 
2002 A painting from Monet's Waterlilies series sold for 
 $20.2 million. 
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