Biker Trash

Biker Trash

 

Well it's been quite some time since Deb and I have been able to take a nice leisurely ride on the motorcycle. But after the previous evening’s event we really needed to get out and forget about it and just enjoy the day with some good friends. The ride destination this time was out to the Desert View Tower near Jacumba, CA. Although we’ve been there multiple times over the years, it’s always fun to go see it again and the ride as fantastic. If you’re looking for an excuse for a good ride to get out of the city… this is a good place to go visit.


After poking around for an hour or so… we back-tracked into Jacumba where there is a fantastic place to eat. Jay’s Southern Café has got to be one of the best BBQ place in Southern California. The owners Jacari and Ashley Cousins are wonderful people and Jay really knows how to cook up something spectacular for you. The best way to get there of course is to stay off the freeway. Take the back roads as there’s a lot to see along the way since the roads tend to follow the land rather than cut through it. It still surprised me to this day how many people live in San Diego and yet don’t have a clue of the beauty of the back roads.

Just got this rather annoying e-mail from these people this morning (Twitter)... really seems just plain stupid to me... sort of smacks of "The Political Correctness Police"... what a load of crap...

Dear David,

As part of our recent work to understand Russian-linked activities on Twitter during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, we identified and suspended a number of accounts that were potentially connected to a propaganda effort by a Russian government-linked organization known as the Internet Research Agency.

Consistent with our commitment to transparency, we are emailing you because we have reason to believe that you either followed one of these accounts or retweeted or liked content from these accounts during the election period. This is purely for your own information purposes, and is not related to a security concern for your account.

We are sharing this information so that you can learn more about these accounts and the nature of the Russian propaganda effort. You can see examples of content from these suspended accounts on our blog if you're interested.

People look to Twitter for useful, timely, and appropriate information. We are taking active steps to stop malicious accounts and Tweets from spreading, and we are determined to keep ahead of the tactics of bad actors. For example, in recent months we have developed new techniques to identify accounts manipulating our platform, have improved our process for challenging suspicious accounts, and have introduced new measures designed to identify and take action on coordinated malicious activity. In 2018, we are building on these improvements. Our blog also contains more information about these efforts.

People come to Twitter to see what's happening in the world. We are committed to making it the best place to do that and to being transparent with the people who use and trust our platform.

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It's been many years since I have been to the cemetery where my sister and grandmother are burried. After a lot of searching and communication with my mother over Skype... I thought I had found it. A lady back east who is now retired took up the hobby of recording grave sites around her area and I happened across the web site containing all of the photos she had taken over the past few years, complate with names, the locations of the cemeteries and the dates the photos were taken. I reached out to her via e-mail and today... she replied. I am so happy that she did as it turns out the location I thought was correct, was in fact just a few miles away from the actual location. Looking at the location from Google Map, now looks so familiar to me. My wife and I will be visiting the grave sites very soon.

Many many thanks to this kind lady for all of her hard work. She has reached out across the country with it and touched the lives of a few people here and in Texas.

 

Had a great time last night at an expensive, upscale bar/restaurant in downtown Dallas--Perry's Steakhouse. We wanted to hear a jazz singer and pianist who performed at the Senior Activity Center where my friends are members. Here's the group, having a great time together.