Facebook Firing and a Holiday Promo

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Good Morning…It is still morning.
No morning break for me and a little late to the blog because we had to shoot our version of the Holiday promo that will air over the next few weeks.
Sometimes I see what our Promotions guy Kevin is doing…I get where he’s going with the spot. This time, I don’t see it. Kevin will make something fun, maybe even funny out of it, and I am sure he has an idea in his head of what it will look like…I look forward to his putting the pieces together.

Facebook Firing
So this lady in Connecticut got fired cause she said some nasty things about her boss on Facebook. I was surprised at the number of posts we got on our own Facebook page when I put the question out there, Did she deserve to be fired? Most people say no. She was on her own time and has the right to say anything she likes. I just looked up what the woman said…seems to me the company will have some ground to stand on. Twice in a week, a customer called to complain about her attitude. She then called her boss psychotic and used expletives on her Facebook page.
I agree with a lot of the people who posted on our site. You MUST assume anyone and everyone will see a post you’ve put up on the Internet. I don’t care where you put it. Someday it WILL get traced back to you.
I also agree the woman has a right to complain, she has a right to make her case using the facts and reasonable, generally acceptable language. No one has the right to slander someone else. I am for free speech, and the message doesn’t always have to be something we want to hear, but there also has to be a reasonable standard of responsibility from the person who’s speaking. Freedom of speech is a right, but it comes with responsibilities.

Shot in the Dark (or at least the pre-dark dusk)
So the US Military expects us to believe the streak of smoke we (and when I say we I mean people who live in California) saw in the sky over Southern California was a contrail of an airplane? I’m no expert, but I think that’s impossible.
From Wikipedia

The main byproducts of hydrocarbon fuel combustion are carbon dioxide and water vapor. At high altitudes this water vapour emerges into a cold environment, and the local increase in water vapor can push the water content of the air past saturation point. The vapour then condenses into tiny water droplets and/or deposits into ice. These millions of tiny water droplets and/or ice crystals form the vapour trail or contrails. The vapor’s need to condense accounts for the contrail forming some way behind the aircraft’s engines. At high altitudes, supercooled water vapor requires a trigger to encourage deposition or condensation. The exhaust particles in the aircraft’s exhaust act as this trigger, causing the trapped vapor to rapidly turn to ice crystals. Exhaust vapour trails or contrails can only occur above 8000 meters (26,000 feet), and only if the temperature there is below -40°C (-40°F).

Someone who’s a pilot can check me on that but I think it makes sense. And so, the argument that the trail you saw was a contrail of a plane should me NO sense. it came up from the ground and A LOT lower than 20,000 feet.

So we’ve all learned something today…

Have a good one


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