Mar 20 2019

WordPress Site Address Reset

If you have changed your site address in the settings and possibly crashed your site, you can fix this in cPanel. It may be that you had a typo or perhaps an SSL that is not set up correctly. If you added “s” to the address like below, the site will crash if it is not set up correctly for SSL.

Site changed from http to https

To recover your site by fixing the above changes, log into your cPanel for the site. Once there, open “phpMyAdmin.” Open the database for your site. If there is more than one database you may have to go into each one until you find the one associated with the site you made changes to. Open the “wp_options” inside of that. You should see the “siteurl” and can change it back by choosing to edit it. Save and it should be back online.

Mar 15 2019

Capella University Lawsuit

Capella is not the only one doing this, but they are the latest to get slapped with a lawsuit from students standing up to this bait-and-switch style degree fee. It is alleged that Capella University lied about time and the cost of advanced degrees. Basically they tell you it will be 3 years for your doctorate or PhD. Even if they tell students it will be approximately 3 years, most will get well over that estimate. Each extra term costs the student somewhere between $4200 and $5000 depending on the discount given.

The doctorate degree will require a dissertation and that is the grey area used to keep extending the students time. The student will write chapters 1 through 3 and get a final approval from their mentor and 2 other instructors just to have it shot down over and over again in the Scientific Merit Review (SMR). One would think that after several iterations and approval by 3 Capella staff who have terminal degrees, the paper would make it swiftly through SMR. This is usually not the case. Then the Instrument Review Board (IRB) can be very painful according to some students. Capella uses an antiquated system for IRB review and will often send the paper back for very minor issues (box not checked or typo). These items could quickly be fixed by just calling the student, but the school makes more money if it is kicked back. Once kicked back, it could take another week or more of the students time. This can happen more than once.

Here is the write up from another site:

The Capella University Lawsuits

Capella University has been hit by numerous lawsuits in recent years, which opens the school up to claims from people attempting to discharge their loans via the Borrower’s Defense to Repayment Program.

The lawsuits make Capella uniquely eligible for BDAR Discharges because they include accusations that the school violated Federal laws and committed fraud against potential students, which is exactly what the Federal Government is required to receive a Borrower’s Defense Discharge.

None of the lawsuits are good news for Capella, but the worst is probably the one brought against them by a police pension fund that claimed Capella used “abusive and fraudulent recruiting and financial aid lending practices” in order to increase both their revenue and the price of their stock.

However, the police union isn’t the only group going after the school in court, as other former students have claimed that Capella strung them along regarding the quality of their PhD work not because it was bad work, but in order to keep their tuition money flowing for as long as possible.

And keep in mind that this is just a very small sample of the legal troubles Capella University has found itself embroiled in. If you do a quick Google search, you might find that Capella University and the word “lawsuit” go hand in hand.

Feb 22 2019

Concocting Fake Hate Crimes a Criminal Act

First, aren’t all crimes “hate crimes?” Yes, that is just a liberal term made up to put a focus on any crime the left sees as part of its cause. Primarily this term is only used with the very rare “white on non-white” crime or the even more rare “non-gay” on “gay” crimes.

That aside, take outspoken Trump critic and openly gay TV actor Jussie Smollett. Last month, the “Empire” actor recounted a hard-to-believe hate crime alleging he was attacked by two white men on a city street in Chicago at 2 a.m. The black actor claimed the white men assaulted him, put a rope around his neck and threw bleach on him while hurling racist and homophobic epithets — and saying “This is MAGA country.”

Instead of waiting for the police to investigate the wild tale, many in the media, top Democratic lawmakers and 2020 presidential candidates, including Elizabeth Warren, wasted no time rushing to his defense. Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris both compared the alleged attack to a “modern-day lynching,” while Bernie Sanders called it “a horrific instance of the surging hostility toward minorities around the country.” House Majority Speaker Nancy Pelosi, ex-Vice President Joe Biden and other Dems jumped in the fray, fanning racial divisions while others fueled the false narrative that Trump supporters are anti-LGBTQ. Not surprisingly, Hollywood liberals rushed to defend the actor while trying to blame the purported hate crime on “Trump’s rhetoric.”

Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault.

The brothers, who were arrested Wednesday, were released without charges Friday after Chicago police cited the discovery of “new evidence.” The sources told CNN that the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement.

Smollett told authorities he was attacked early January 29 by two men who were “yelling out racial and homophobic slurs.” He said one attacker put a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him.

The sources told CNN that there are records that show the two brothers purchased the rope found around Smollett’s neck at an Ace Hardware store in Chicago.

Why, it was only a few weeks back when we were reading stuff like this, from Joe Berkowitz writing in Fast Company:

The recent Covington High School incident proved to be a political Rorshach test. You might have seen sneering twits in MAGA hats taunting an elder Native American, or perhaps you saw patriotic youngsters framed by a media too eager to torment U.S. president Donald Trump and his supporters. Even as the dramatic final days of the longest government shutdown in history wore on, the national conversation coalesced around who was at fault in that viral moment–and what had actually happened.

One heated point of contention around the issue, though, is what message the students’ MAGA hats inherently conveyed: innocent support for the president, or something more malevolent. Alyssa Milano incurred a backlash for denouncing them as the new “white hoods.”

Let’s remember that the media took the Native American “elder” Nathan Phillips’s lies (see here and here) about the Covington Catholic boys seriously. It confirmed their biases about white males who wear MAGA hats.

In Jussie Smollett’s case, the claim that two people in Chicago would have attacked this guy at 2 a.m. on a subzero night with a rope, yelling “This is MAGA country!” ought to have set off people’s b.s. detectors.

By the way, this blog posts information (originally from here and here) cannot be stated on Facebook. This is how the soft totalitarianism is going to come: by those who control the primary means of sharing information deciding that news and commentary that don’t fit the Narrative cannot be shared.

Feb 1 2019

Build the wall

Build the Wall

Jan 29 2019

Create Shortcut to Open a URL with Non-Default Browser

Create a shortcut to the browser you would like to use. Do this by:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Programs
  3. Click-and-drag Internet Explorer or Firefox etc to your desktop
  4. Right-click the new shortcut and select Properties
  5. On the Shortcut tab, click the Target field and move the cursor to the end of all the text
  6. Mine was Firefox with this in the target field-> C:\Users\JT\Documents\FirefoxPortable\FirefoxPortable.exe
  7. Enter a single space and then enter your URL
  8. This article would be: …\FirefoxPortable.exe
  9. Click Apply
  10. Click the General tab
  11. In the text field at the top, give your shortcut an appropriate name
  12. Click OK

Jan 26 2019

Democrats Suck