2019

Rickie Traeger: Been a few days since I last posted

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Been a few days since I last posted. Hopefully everyone has been doing good.

I went to an Icehogs game the other night. That was fun. I don’t get into hockey much, but it was still fun. Got to go into the players tunnel and briefly meet them as they went onto the ice. Pretty cool experience. Got to see Jeff too 🙂

Sources sent information on a scene that happened last night in Winnebago. And we waited many hours before posting it, to see if police would release any information on it. They did not, so we posted the information that was provided to us.  People got mad as heck at us for posting it!  I can only post the information that IS provided to me. Plain and simple. Police did not release any information and are encrypted.  So I only had the information that was provided to me at the time, and posted it. Holy cow, tons of first responders got mad as heck at me. Was not my fault the police did not release any information on it, until after we posted it.  We waited and tried to get the info. confirmed before posting it. But as usual it was met with silence. Funny how quickly they responded though, after it was posted. Before it was posted, SILENCE. After it was posted, they were quick to release the information then. Funny how that works…  But the good news is, the people involved are reported to be OK. And RS got even more popular via all the haters, LOL.  As they say, keep on hating cuz all your doing is making RS famous.

I will keep saying it: The best advertisers are always going to be the haters, lol.  They scream loudly and peaks many peoples interest.  The traffic spikes were pretty sweet earlier, thanks to them, LOL.   I think haters are one track minded and don’t realize how much they help, when in their heads they think they are hurting, LOL.  The best free advertisers, are always going to be haters 🙂

Snow is on the way.  Guess we been spoiled long enough. Guess it is time for winter again 🙁  lol.

 








Rickie Traeger: Merry Christmas




I first and foremost want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

Yes, I am a day late. But better late than never, lol.

I wasn’t around much, so I wasn’t able to post it.   I do apologize.

We had a good Christmas. Family Time!   🙂

Family time is priceless.  That is by far the best present anyone can get.   It is the simple things in life that I enjoy most.  Sending quality time with family and friends = Priceless.  So we had a good Christmas.

I went out to the cemetery and visited almost everyone.   We have had some great weather as well. I mean heck on Halloween we were bundled up in 7 layers walking though a bunch of snow. On Christmas we were were t-shirts and light jackets.  Hmmmmm, LOL.   I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

 

 








Rickie Traeger: New Baby Traeger is Born




I  want to say congratulations to my Brother and his girlfriend!

They had a baby boy last night. 7 lbs and 10 oz.   They have not named him yet. 

So I am a proud uncle of a new baby boy Traeger!

 








Rickie Traeger: As We Complain About The Cold , Many Have No Choice But To Live Outside In It

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As we complain that it is cold outside, most of us are spoiled and have our own warm houses to live in. Some people out there do not have this luxury option because of various reasons.

There are many homeless people in and around the area.  They are stuck living out in these cold weather conditions.

They have to live in this cold weather.  While many of us go into our nice warm houses.

So when you are nice and toasty chilling on your cell phones or PC’s reading this, just remember there are many people and families that are out there that do not have this luxury, warmth.


So please keep those people and families that are out in this cold weather in your thoughts and prayers, and if possible help them. You can donate stuff to the local shelters.  Miss Carly’s, Rockford Rescue Mission, Carpenters Place, Etc… I am sure they will gladly accept your donations, that will help with the homeless during the cold weather (And probably all year around)

Things such as gloves, hats, coats, socks, shoes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, hairbrushes, toilet paper, scarfs, food, water, etc…   Anything that will help, I am sure they will accept it to assist the homeless.


Thankfully there are a few places that are able to assist the homeless during the cold weather.

I have did a search online and came across a few places and links that I have listed below:

  • https://www.misscarlys.org/
  • https://www.rockfordrescuemission.org/
  • https://www.carpentersplace.org/
  • https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/cgi-bin/id/city.cgi?city=Rockford&state=IL

Winnebago County Warming Center Sites:

City of Rockford Community Action Agency
612 N. Church Street, Rockford
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Carpenter’s Place
1149 Railroad Ave. Rockford
Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Rockford Rescue Mission
715 W. State Rockford
Women’s Crisis Center (Women and Children Only)
Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Men’s Crisis Center
Monday-Sunday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Pecatonica Village Hall
405 Main St. Pecatonica
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Village of Machesney Park
300 Roosevelt Rd. Machesney Park
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Boone County :

Salvation Army
422 S. Main St. Belvidere
Monday-Friday, 9-11:45 a.m., 1-4 p.m.

Belvidere Public Safety Building:
615 N. Main St. Belvidere
Monday-Sunday, 24 hours

Area State Authorized Sites:

Illinois Dept. of Human Services
Family Community Resource Center
171 Executive Parkway Rockford
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.(besides State and Federal holidays)

Belvidere Oasis/Illinois Tollway
East of Belvidere Toll Plaza on I90
Monday-Sunday, 24 hours

Warming centers run from November 2019 to April 2020.

Read More: Here’s Where To Get Warm During This Super-Cold Weather


Winter Storm Preparedness Tips Provided by IEMA

 Winter storm tips for home

  • Make sure your Emergency Kit is stocked and winter storm ready.
  • Use sand to improve traction and apply products that melt ice on walkways.
  • Make sure you have sufficient heating fuel. Regular fuel sources may be cut off.
  • Keep emergency heating equipment and fuel so you can keep at least one room of your house warm enough to be livable.
  • Keep fire extinguishers on hand, and make sure your family knows how to use them.
  • Winterize your home to extend the life of your fuel supply. Insulate walls, attics, doors, and windows.
  • Install storm windows or cover windows with plastic.
  • Do not overexert yourself or work outside for extended periods of time.

Winter storm tips for traveling

  • Make sure your car is in good operating condition before using it in extreme cold.
  • Keep condensation (water) out of your gas tank by keeping the tank as full as possible.
  • Maintain a storm kit in your car with such items as a cell phone and charger; blankets; extra clothing; jumper cables; a flashlight; extra batteries; high-calorie, non-perishable food; and matches or a lighter.
  • Plan your trip carefully. If cold, snowy, or icy conditions exceed your ability or your car’s ability, don’t travel. If you must travel be cautious.
  • Tell someone about your travel plans.
  • Never leave the motor running in a vehicle parked in an enclosed or partially enclosed space, such as a garage.

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Note/Edit:  Never fails, LOL.  Someone always has to twist things around. A positive post about helping the homeless, some are trying to spin it. SMH…    Seems like every-time I do a positive post, there is always someone out there that wants to spin it for the bad. That is what is wrong with the world these days. You try to do something positive, and you have a negative nancy out there to spin it.  I swear everytime, LMFAO.   Never fails…

Rickie Traeger: How Hard Is It For Some To Grasp A Simple Concept?




As many of you know I work things a 2 way street. 

The ball is always in your court, how you come at me is how I am going to respond back

You keep talking smack, I am going to keep making your stuff public. 

 

I guess you are too egoistic to even grasp the simple concept of a 2 way street?

 

Don’t bother me any, because when you talk smack not only do you make me famous, but you also look stupid and you do not help your cause. 

As they say, just saying…   

P.S. Yes, I know this don’t help me look any better.
But maybe if I am direct, some people might grasp a simple concept, lol.   

 

 








Rickie Traeger: Triple Shoe Mount, Photography Upgrades




Holy donkey balls is it cold outside!   

I will keep saying it, I hate winter, LOL.   On a serious note though it is cold out there. So please bundle up if you do plan on going outside.

I got a piece of equipment that will help me with working scenes. In the past, I was only able to use only 1 attachment at a time. Either a microphone or a light. This new piece of equipment is a triple shoe mount. I can add 3 items at one time, and use them all at once 🙂   So now the video and audio is going to be a lot better.  I am thinking about adding a cell mount to it, so I can put the cell on there while I do live videos and it be mounted.   So overall the quality of the videos are going to be way better 🙂

I plan on adding another piece of equipment that will also improve the quality of the videos and photos as well. I don’t plan on getting that for awhile though.  It is a gimbel. So I can be mobile and be steady. Instead of being steady only on a tripod.  I think it will greatly improve some content.  Being able to walk around and video, while being stable.  Instead of having to move and put down the tripod, move and put down the tripod, etc.. lol.

 








Rickie Traeger: Happy Monday! Messing Around On The Website, Police Scanner…




Good morning everyone!

Hopefully everyone had a safe weekend.  Hate to be the bearer of the bad news though. It is now Monday, and the weather is about to get cold 🙁

You have permission to hate me for a few minutes, for bringing you that bad news, LOL.

So I am about to experiment a bit on here with the design and stuff on the website.  I normally live by the motto if it is not broken then don’t try to fix it.  And I should do that now, lol.  But I am in an experimenting mood, so I am going to play around a bit on here and change the layouts and stuff.  See what I like and don’t like.  I am going to do that after I write this up.  So let’s see how my Monday starts off, LOL.

If anyone has a desktop police scanner, they want to get rid of. Let me know. I am looking for a desktop scanner.  Prefer a model that is similar in size to a Pro-197 if possible.

Speaking of scanners.  I saw Walmart was selling the Whistler 1010 for only $20.   And people are trying to sell them online for $120….WTF
EBAY~ CLICK HERE

Walmart- CLICK HERE

I understand people wanting to make money, but WTF…

I am popping off here. Everyone stay safe and stay dry and I should add Happy Monday!

 








Rickie Traeger: Payday 2, Happy Weekend!




Good morning everyone! 

I was trying hard to make the Friday blog, but I barely missed it lol.

By the time I was able to sit down to write a quick blog, it had past midnight. Grrr, LOL.

So I will do a combination of a Friday and Saturday blog, LOL.

I have been doing some RS stuff behind the scenes. So I didn’t get a chance to blog.  And to be fair I can’t blame it all on that.  I bought Payday 2 Crimewave edition for only $3!   So, I been playing that awhile as well.  I used to play Payday back in the day.  So when I saw 2 and for only $3, heck yeah I am going to buy it 🙂   Speaking of, after I get done writing this, I am going to go play it some more, lol. Pretty good game with a lot of customization’s to it.  I should post a link of some youtube videos to this game.

I hope everyone will have a safe and good weekend.  I am going to pop off and play some video games.

I found this one on a brief search real quick.  I have not had the chance to watch it yet.

 








Rickie Traeger: Cyber Monday, 2 Video Games, 108 Days Left….




Good morning everyone!  Hopefully everyone had a safe and wonderful weekend!

Today is “Cyber Monday” I bet there is no deals, just like on Black Friday…

I been watching the weather recently and I am probably going to jinx it for typing this but oh well, lol.   I am glad we did not hit by that winter storm.  It dropped a lot of snow in many places. I hope I didn’t jinx it and now we will get a storm soon, lol

So I am sitting here while I type this and thinking it is hard to believe that it is December now. That could go both ways, lol.  Sucks cuz it is now December. But cool that spring is just that much closer. 108 days away!  So that is 108 times you probably will hear me complain about how I hate winter, lol.

I was browsing online and saw they have 2 games I want. But I dont have the xbox, so  I wont be able to play em.  #1 State of Decay 2.  I am super happy they came out with a version 2 of that game. I loved the first one!   #2 Sea of Thieves.  It is a pirate game 🙂   But I am reading mixed reviews on it, so I dunno if I want to get it now or now, lol.

 

 








Rickie Traeger: Black Friday……… Bring Back Z-Nation! Project Blue Book :)




I hope everyone is having a safe and wonderful weekend! 

So what was your thoughts on your Black Friday experience?

Mine:  Retailers should be ashamed of themselves!   I saw many places doing the following tactics. I been keeping my eyes on several items and planned on buying them for Black Friday.  So I know what the prices have been for some time now.

Well………  I waited until black Friday to get a “deal” on them.

The retailers RAISED THE PRICES UP A LOT on the items.

Then saying heres the Black Friday “deal”  and that “deal” was either AT or ABOVE the prices the items I have been watching, prices BEFORE Black Friday.

Example: Canon Powershot SX530  Normally goes for around $200-$230.  Walmart price before Black Friday was $245.   For Black Friday they said the retail price was $479, but the Black Friday “deal” was $250.  So much for that deal………  And a day after Black Friday it is $249.

But I saw this happening by several retailers on several items.  SMFH

I did see a few deals on some items, so to be fair I did see a few deals.  But it sure is nothing like it used to be awhile back ago.  When you really got the deals on alot of items, and you actually got a good deal on the items. Nothing like that these days.  When I worked in retail in the past, I learned some of their marketing tactics.  And one of them was to say you have a deal on this item. And make it appear there are several of them in stock. But they ONLY PUT 1 IN STOCK.  So they can draw you there to the store on that deal. And when you get there it has been since long gone because only 1 was in stock, and they can legally say they had that deal on the item, all while drawing you to their store.

I lost a lot of respect for retailers because of their marketing tactics. Reminds me alot like politicians. They lie to you, to get what benefits them…

Time to change themes here now, LOL.   I am super excited!  Project Blue Book is coming back on TV!  I am like really excited. I love that show.  Speaking of tv shows though, Walking Dead is now off until February. I kinda hate this mid season finale crap. But in another way, it kinda nice to draw the season out some through out the year.  I wish Z-Nation was back on tv!  I miss that show.  It did a lot of stuff walking dead wouldn’t of said or do. Bring back Z-Nation!