Well my plans were to blog after watching Svengoolie. But that did not happen, lol. I ended up falling asleep. I got to see a friend of mine I haven’t saw in awhile yesterday, Travis. It was good seeing him. We grew up together and had many great times back in the day. Definitely good seeing him and catching up.
I have been watching the Nascar Full Race Replays on Youtube. Getting back into the Nascar mode 🙂
Below you can watch the race I am currently watching as I type this, Talladega!
Not to much planned for today. Doing RS and some ham radio. Am also going to do some online training courses and a webinar for some weather stuff. I know it, but I am one of those people that like to keep things fresh in my mind. I always look at it as, why do the one and done motto. Basically why would you take a course and study something just once. Because over time you lose knowledge. So I like to keep things fresh in my mind, by redoing the courses and webinars. One of the key things to survival is knowing what the weather is about to do.
One of the things that got me into weather and motivated me:
I have learned many times over the years. MANY times that the local weathermen on TV are clueless to what is actually going on out in the field. I have saw MANY funnel clouds and tornadoes in Winnebago County, that the weathermen down right refuse to believe happened, because the NWS or their radar says did not happen.
But yet, right in front of me there is a funnel or a tornado. MANY times…
I have lost all trust in the local weather people, based on their actions towards me. Going to call me names and call me a liar. When I am trying to help the community by reporting severe weather to them… SMH.
I might add there were photos and videos to prove the funnels and tornados. And they still deny it…
So, long story short: That is why I enjoy doing weather spotting. Because I know for a fact that eyes on the ground in the field are 1,000 times better than a weatherman on tv going by their equipment… based on my own experiences.
And I know many people who will say the same exact thing.
See it is one thing to deny severe weather reports. But to be a jerk to the person that is trying to help you. Well that was the last straw on my end. That is when I went full force into learning weather, radar, forecasts, etc… And even went and got my ham radio license.
So that is why it is very important to keep up to date and keep things fresh in your mind because your eyes and ears will always be better than any equipment made. If you are trained properly.
But that is why I retake the courses and webinars and other training over again, multiple times.
Kick back and watch some Nascar with me!
So I came across a new tv show that is starting later tonight!
It is called Go Big Show.
Looks like a lot of daredevils!
I am super excited about this show!
Yesterday I came across something very interesting.
I will start by saying I heard rumors of President Trump might be doing some crazy stuff that no other presidents have done in the past. And I will say this was a pleasant surprise.
It is a few days old, but I just found out about it. Kinda shocked I didn’t learn about this earlier!
Recently, they passed a bill in reference to the Covid relief.
You can read it in full at ~ CLICK HERE TO READ THE BILL IN FULL In this bill that was passed, it says the government has 180 days from the time it was passed, to DISCLOSE ABOUT "Advanced Aerial Threats" AKA UFO's! Yup, that is right! President Trump said the government has 180 days from the time that bill was passed, to disclose about UFO's! Regardless if you like or hate him, I think it is freaking awesome he did this! Now, let's be realistic though. Do you really think they will actually disclose about UFO's? My opinion: No. It would be awesome, if they did though! I think it is time they do. I think many have accepted the fact that there is a strong possibility that we are not alone in the universe. So, time will tell if they actually disclose about UFO's. I really hope they do. But the way the world has been in the last year or so, I highly doubt they will actually disclose about it. If they do, it will definitely be amazing! Again, regardless if you hate him or love him. My hats goes off to the President for trying to bring disclosure on UFO's!
Well I missed out on January 2nd blog. I fell asleep and now it is after midnight, lol.
So I guess, technically I missed the Jan. 2nd blog. But here it goes anyways.
I am getting back into the Nascar mode. I am watching the Daytona 500 from 2020 on youtube.
I am super glad and thankful that Nascar uploads their races to Youtube. Full race replays! 🙂
Definitely has put me back into Nascar mode again!
I was reading on their website that Michael Jordan is do-owner with Denny Hamlin and created a team for Bubba Wallace. I thought that was pretty cool. I dunno who I want to root for this year. A lot of the drivers I used to root for, are no longer racing. So I am going for the whole Tony Stewart team 🙂
Good morning everyone!
Happy New Year 2021!
Hopefully everybody celebrated safely and had a lot of fun 🙂
As usual, there were many gunshots that were fired. They continued for several hours after midnight. Sadly, 1 person may have lost their life. Details on that shooting at http://rockfordscanner.com/rockford-scanner-possible-fatal-shooting-victim-in-winnebago-county-still-developing
Tragic way to start of 2021 in Rockford. 🙁
Let’s focus on some positive news. It is 2021 and a new year! I am looking forward to hearing everyone’s new years resolutions. My new year resolution is to blog daily. Yes, I know I have been slacking and many have gave me an earful, LOL. But that is a good thing, because that shows me there are people who actually read my website 🙂 I want to take a second and just say THANK YOU for following my website. Much appreciated!
I am counting down the days until it is spring! Yes, we have been spoiled for the most part for winter. So I can not complain too much, LOL. But it is still winter! Come on spring! We are supposed to get 2-4 more inches later on today. Hopefully Mother Nature changes her mind, LOL.
If we do get it, please use caution and be safe if you have to travel.
I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!
Quick Friday Night Blog
I have been doing a lot of FOIA research lately. Local agencies like to deny the FOIA requests. So I am trying to learn the laws and up my game on the FOIA stuff. I know the one guy hates RS, and he likes to deny stuff just to do it. Many have told me that, lol. So, basically I have to up my game 🙂 I have seeked the knowledge of many lawyers, people who do FOIA’s, Muckrock, Reporters Committee, etc…
I lost a ton of previous FOIA requests, from a data crash. So I lost a ton of FOIA stuff from the past 🙁
In a way that is good, because now I have a lot of room for future requests. And also many of those who have helped me and inspired me recommended using DoucumentCloud. So I can save everything online now as I file the FOIA stuff and the responses. And make them public from there. I can see why they recommended that site 🙂
My overall goal is to be the #1 local site to not only bring people information as to what is going on. But to also do it as in depth as possible and accurately as possible. The FOIA stuff, is the best way to do that. Yes, it may not be done in a timely manner, because FOIA stuff takes some time. But it will be the most accurate information.
But in order for them to start approving my FOIA requests, I have to keep learning and figure out how to get this FOIA officer to approve my requests. I do not want to go down the appeal way. Although I have several times now. I would rather have a good open line of communication with the FOIA officer. Instead of having to bring in a 3rd party to do an investigation on the FOIA appeals. I know many lawyers have wanted to help me with the denials. I just don’t want to do the whole court thing, if it isn’t necessary. It is better to have open lines of communication…
I know many lawyers have wanted to bring my FOIA denials to court. Because they said they know they could win the appeals and were strongly confident in doing so. I haven’t chosen that road yet. I rather play this game of chess and learn along the way. And keep gathering stuff to research as to what they approved, what they denied, who did what, when, where, etc…
See, we live in a life of patterns and routines. Many do not realize this, nor do they care. But the reality is, if you can find the pattern to something, you can find the resolute.
You have to look at all the details in the situation. Small details as in what day did they respond? What time did they respond? What was the response? How was the response? Who did the response? What agency did the response? What was the denial for? What information did they provide in the response? I mean the equations can go on and on. That is just a few questions of many that you have to start looking at the pattern for. Once you establish a baseline then you start to fine tune things.
If you incorporate this into your life and start looking at patterns, you will become a very knowledgeable individual. The little things are what makes the overall picture. “It is not just 1 megapixel that forms a photograph, but millions of megapixels to form the beauty of 1 photograph.” ~ Rickie Traeger
So I am hoping to step up my game and having them approve some FOIA requests in the future to help bring accurate information to the public. Keep your fingers crossed…
Rickie Traeger: Do Landowners Have To Disclose To New Homeowners if Someone Passed Away On Their Land?
I want to first wish my grandma a Happy 84th Birthday. Happy Birthday Grandma!
I know that some stuff I post, some do not agree with my opinions. That is fine, because at times I do not agree with other peoples as well. That is life… However, if you disagree with my opinions and posts, feel free to contact me. I am always happy to learn new things and have an open mind about things. Yes, I may have formed my own opinion on things, but that doesn’t mean that I am not open to hearing others opinions as well.
So you are probably asking yourself, why did I mention that. Well what I am about to write below, is very controversial with some people. Especially to those who do not have an open mind… Ghosts!
Yup, you would think living in 2020 a lot of people would have open minds. But in reality, many have their own opinions and don’t have an open mind or want to hear other peoples opinions. Sad but true.
So here it goes, short and simple.
I have been doing Rockford Scanner for well over a decade now. I have worked numerous scenes. Sadly, some of those have been fatal scenes. I do not like working those types of scenes at all. Very sad scenes. I can recall almost every fatal scene I have worked over the years. And as I go about doing my daily life, I pass by the locations of some scenes I have worked over the years. And I can’t help but think of the scene, as I pass by the locations. I see locations that have developed over the years, with new houses and other buildings that were built on the same land that a person passed away on. But that brings me to the main part of this post.
When you buy a house, they are supposed to tell the potential new owners if someone has passed away in the home. I think that is a good thing. But come to find out many realtors do not do that. They said they don’t want to lose a potential buyer. It is crazy, but that is besides the point. My point of this post is…
Some scenes I have worked that were fatal, were not inside residences at all. Over the years the land develops and homes are built on the land that someone has passed away on. New houses that are being built on land, on the very spot the person has passed away at.
Do the land owners, or the people selling the homes have to tell these new home owners that a person passed away on that land, the very spot their house sits on? Or do they not have to tell the new home owners?
Because what if a new home owner bought a house and begin to experience paranormal activity. And they know the house is new, so they can not research the house to see if anyone passed away in it, to explain the possible paranormal activity that is going on. So what options do these new homeowners have, when they want to research and try to see what is causing the paranormal activity? Realtors are “supposed” to tell the new homeowners. But what if it is a new house, are they supposed to tell the new homeowners someone passed away on the land?
I like to hear everyones opinion on this topic. I know some do not agree with the paranormal topic. And I respect that. But I ask that you have an open mind and listen to others opinions and questions on the topic.
I just want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!