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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe

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Two Blondes….

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My Three Heroes

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Who Killed Boris?

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Setting the Alarm

ADT Answers the Alarm Bell

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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe

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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Blondes….

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they made it out of their driveway?

they made it out of their driveway?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Three Heroes

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Over the last 22 years working in the private sector of investigations and security some have asked where did I find the motivation and or direction? This is a tough and miserable way to make a buck, and in the end that is what we do, make a buck. Well it is funny that to this day, without a single doubt, China Town with Jack Nicholson is still the finest example, even today, of the ups and downs of being a Private Investigator. Not a question in my mind and the years in the gutters of this so called profession can I think of a finer example.

One of my earlier mentors was, of course, my good friend who is now working out of a very nice mansion in heaven, Hal Lipset, one of the best of the best. Hal, who died in 1997, lived in a 25 room mansion in Pacific Heights of San Francisco. There will never ever be another private “eye” such as Hal Lipset. Hal gave me some good advice, as in the early days of my career. I too worked San Francisco in my early days, not out of a 25 room mansion but “a room,” in the seedy parts of China Basin. It was nice and cozy for me and a gaggle of pet rats that I kept outside in cages by the door of the office. “Fay” was my female rat, who would give me 60 off spring who all looked like “Ben,” my first male rat at the time….good thing I was there when “Ben” munched his last peanut as his offspring would have likely munched his carcass. Almost like when a “P.I.” stumbles or misses a step, the peons and piss ants right there waiting to take a nibble!

28th Sheriff of Los Angeles County, California.

28th Sheriff of Los Angeles County, California.

Even as a young man I had some great contact with potential mentors. One was Peter J. Pitchess, the Sheriff of Los Angeles County. The word legend has to be used here, trust me. I met Sheriff Pitchess and his Under Sheriff, Sherman Block, when I was 16. I would have contact with Pitchess at the old Hall of Justice a few times. The last time was at the now gone Pierce Brothers Mortuary in Eagle Rock, California. It was when Deputy Arthur Pelino was murdered (March 19, 1978) and I had the honor of taking care of Art’s body and preparing him for his final resting place. It was a duty that I felt to Art’s family. I was literally crying as I took care of Art’s remains. This was very difficult for me, but I knew I had to do it. Art had been my mentor, along with Sgt. Bob Warford of the the old Newhall station. (The good Ol’ days if you will) Again, I had the opportunity to speak to Sheriff Pitchess during his arrival at the mortuary and to remind him of my meeting him as a teenager. He was a large man with an even larger image. NO ONE of clear mind would ever screw with Peter J. Pitchess. There would never be a target on his back, it was again the times.

J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover

Another person who I held in high regard but never met was J. Edgar Hoover, a man who knew how to play the game and played it better than anyone since. Again, there will never be another J.Edgar Hoover. Oh for sure I have heard of all the bullshit as to his sexuality and the like. And like many of us who are victimized by technology, it is easy to talk shit from “afar!” However, would these people, any of them, have done it to his face? Very likely not. This is the world of cowards, men with little or no balls and women who do not take care of themselves. These are the people who type away in hovels making ignorant comments. Again, Peter J. Pitches, J.Edgar Hoover, and my final one might shock many of you.

 

 

Putin, man of peace

Putin, man of peace

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, President of Russia, is one tough SOB, and he likes it just the way he planned it. I can tell, and I am sure you can too, if you look very closely. One thing that President Boris Yeltsin did right for his mother land was to place Vladimir Putin, after “firing” his prime minister and placing Putin, a KGB officer, in his place. Damn, he may have had a few drinks too many once in awhile, but could he have done any better? I have to say not. Putin was the man of the hour then and will remain the man of the hour until he is ready to say “I am done.”

 

Upon resigning, Yeltsin paved the way for the “New and Improved” President Putin. If you look back on my thoughts on Putin, you can read between the lines I really like the guy. Will I ever meet this “third member” of my hero’s list, I don’t know? As to character, I say he is similar to some of our former leaders of the United States, tough and a stand alone guy. He was born October 7, 1952, graduated from Leningrad State University in 1975 and was a KGB officer till 1989. Seems cool to me. Almost like having the head of the CIA take the office of the President of the United States! Whoever that might be, it would be a walk in the park, as you likely would know all the answers as to who you are dealing with. Sheriff Pitches had a similar method, he had SIB….he had records on everyone that needed to be watched.. rich, famous and political opponents. Guess who else did the exact same thing? J. Edgar Hoover. Like it or not, these three guys have very similar management style.

Who's china shop should I invade...shop...at next.

Who’s china shop should I invade…shop…at next.

His “controversial ruling” as to “sexual relationships to minors,” we have similar laws here in America. Perhaps it was the manner that Putin handles issues. As a person who was adopted as a child, I may not agree with the thoughts he had on that either. Was it an attempt to not dilute the Russian blood lines? Or was he just pissed at our President Obama? My thinking is likely both. Perhaps true, he is a bit of a bull in a china shop. Problem here folks is it is his china shop. As to the other political posturing, I am not an expert on international matters and do not pretend to be. Another interesting point to consider, I now have family members who speak Russian everyday in my home and in social circles. I have always had friends who spoke Russian and I often handled “issues” in the Russian community. My focus here as to my like or dislike is also irrelevant as to the three men I discuss above. As men of strength and desire to go up against the masses in a time in our world that you could and rise above the fray and succeed.

To a very minute degree I see a little of myself in some of these men. My life, if described, would be similar to that of running a “gauntlet” through life, if you will. From the time I fell from my mothers womb into the cold and cruel world to this very day, a gauntlet it has been. Often, I have reflected that as I ran through the “Hallway of Life,” people, some known and some unknown, would stick their foot out in hopes of watching me fall. Oh for sure, I may have stumbled, but never fell to the degree that some would have hoped. I have had to fight and battle for damn near everything I have earned. My life, my family and now in my final years, perhaps a little more focus and concentration on the important things. What important things are those you wonder? Those “important things” will, of course, remain private, as they should be. I have shared enough.

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Who Killed Boris?

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Was it with the candlestick in the dining room?

Was it with the candlestick in the dining room?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ADT Answers the Alarm Bell

Setting the Alarm

What alarm system?  ADT/TYCO and John J. Nazarian went to battle and I have to say, when these guys screw something up they fix it! Only if you have the ability to track down MR. BIG and talk to someone with a brain and not raisins where the gray matter should be.  As many of you know I have given advice for dozens of years about the advantage of having a good home alarm system, and more important a service.  Hell, many of my clients and friends live in very secure and gated communities with uniformed guards at the gate.  And even then having a good security system is just as critical.  And I have to say, when I started, I like thousands of others had WESTEC……..and now we have ADT/TYCO…read on.

Last week I wanted to change my passcode as I had every two to three years for more than 12 years….it is a personal thing for me.  I called ADT and got a young lady who had no idea how to change my code and told me so.  Perfect I say, can you find for me another person,  she tells me to call back and with luck I will get another operator who can help me…funny but true, she was “new”…I am so glad that I was not getting my ass kicked, “no don’t hit me with that I am talking to ADT!”  I do as I was told and call back and I get another young lady who attempts to help me and instead of removing and changing my current code, I now have two codes, my original and the new one (I am glad that this one knew just a little more than the last one)…they both work! She finally gives up and puts me with a supervisor from Nebraska.   Yes you heard me right Nebraska, hey I am happy that is still America!   Madam Stupidvisor tells me that a “technician will have to come out and the charges would be $135.00″ and wait it gets better, they will have somone available in TWO WEEKS,  what?  I tell her that I have a light flashing on and off and that I now have two passcodes, her response, “maybe YOU did something wrong,” what? (Did I not see this episode on ‘I Love Lucy’)  I did just as I was told by the ADT phone girl who was instructing me.  By now I am ready to spit fire, I have been set up…”Do this and this and — Oh I am sooooo sorry now we will have to send someone out and YOU get to PAY $130.00″…what?

Well, I make my appointment for the weeks ahead and I send an e-mail to TYCO telling them what BULLSHIT this is and how terrible it is to be treated this way, and  I get the office phone number and the home address of the guy who runs TYCO….Mr. Big, aka Mr. Ed Breen. I am now calling and sending e-mails. You know I am doing the famous Nazarian “watch me now.” I SO BELIEVE THAT WHEN THESE “CUSTOMER SERVICE” JERKS ARE RUDE AND NASTY TO CUSTOMERS WHO PAY THEIR BILL SO THAT THEY CAN HAVE A JOB, Mr. Big needs to know!!! Office phone number 1- 609-720-4200 . The next day I speak to Mr. Breen’s office (aka Mr. BIG) and it is Valerie who informs me that Mr. Big is out of town and asks how she can help me.  Nice, very nice and she takes my name and number and I wait.  In the meantime I get a very nice phone call from Melinda Stewart at the Corporate Office, this young lady is wonderful and tells me that she can and WILL HELP,  SOS! You can reach these people at 1-866-561-0952.  I am not going to give you Melinda’s direct extension because I dont want to, she is working hard and does not need any more I am sure…..these are the people who really want to help you and boy did she ever.  She tells me that the next day a Tech will show up and make everything all better, hey that is sounding more like it and she’ll see if she can get the fee waived and will not charge me the ridiculous fee of $130 buckaroos to change my password. This is nice to see as everyone else so far was sooooo incompetent that it was nothing short of sickening that I pay for a service, that I have done myself for FREE. And the one time I need help, I get the crew from the “Ship of Fools.”

Next day I am contacted by “Oscar,” Oscar shows up, he speaks well and is very together looking.  I show him the Blue box and he does a few things and finds that I have another code that I knew nothing about and now I realize I have 3 passcodes…what?  Well Oscar does his magic and it blows up in his face (you know he hit a wrong button and POOF)….what?  Yes he punches a wrong code or moved a wrong wire and wiped out my entire system..,but, he tried.  Now I am running outside to see if I have a F’n black cloud over my house.  Oscar apologizes but he cannot undo what he has done and tells me that I need to call and make an appointment to see if they will send him and one other tech to return to re-program this system. (a WESTEC 4000 that was almost 12 years old …never ever had a problem till I had someone come and change the code)  BUT it still worked fine till Oscar showed up (I like this guy)…just kidding, Oscar you were as effective as trying to blow out a gasoline fire on a windy day…but you tried.  Well  I call the service people who will get me a time to come out and fix my system, RIGHT?  Wrong, so very wrong. Some soft spoken male at the other end commences to tell me that “Oscar doesn’t run anything” and it is he, the voice on the other end that is feeling very powerful  in telling me that it will be a week to get my system turned back on….what?  DMV is looking more organized and friendly than ADT.  What got me was the cavalier attitude, keep in mind, it was one of ADT’s Techs who shut my system down and now I have Mr. Zen being very full of himself with his power to inform me that he knows I have NO ALARM system and he is going to take his sweet time in fitting me in…..for this shithead, knowing I,  a 12 year customer have no alarm system due to an error on one of HIS Techs attempts to change my code, and he doesn’t care! I may have just as well been speaking cantonese.

I had a secret weapon my new found friend in Nebraska, Melinda, she got it as soon as she heard what had happened.  Folks remember all I ever attempted to do was to change my entry code…that is all.  And I got to see ADT at work, ‘Yellow Carpet Service’, stand right here and get pissed on.  I even left a message at Mr. Breen’s office, When I called I spoke to another very nice person named Rosa, she “got it” and put me in touch with Mr. Michael Schultz and he turned out to be the “rain maker.” He asked if it would be OK to wait a couple of days and he would have someone at my door first thing Thursday morning.  I could tell from his tone he was not happy with what I had been put through to date ( Mr. Schultz got it too).

Well the short end of the story is this, I had Oscar and Andy the technicians  (these guys are great and also entertaining) back and it was not but a few minutes later that Andy Field, Residential Service Team Manager also showed up…Mr. Fields was very apologetic and assured me that they would get to the bottom of why I was treated so badly and that they were going to replace the entire board and exterior components WOW, we went from “Yellow Carpet Service” to “Gold Spoon Service” and that is what I remembered 12 years ago when I signed on, GREAT SERVICE.  It gets better, while I have Mr. Fields, two seasoned Technicians who should call?  Mr. Michael Schultz to see if I was happy!  Folks it does not get any better than this…these guys spent 10 hours and we now have an alarm system that works and I am a very happy home owner again.  Very Special thanks to Valerie and Rosa in Mr. Breen’s office,  Melinda in Nebraska for getting me to Mr. Michael Schultz (her understanding made me feel that I had someone I could depend on, NOT MR. ZEN), who got Mr. Andy Field on the case and of course the guys who put it all to work, Oscar and Andy!  If these guys had made it rain any harder I would have needed a canoe, Thank you ADT for making a believer again in the American business ethic that people do care and take care of a customer…and they even told me to call them back directly if I needed anything else!

originally published Oct 24, 2008

UPDATE: 3-6-2015.
Somethings never seem to change. Added a comment I received from a fan.

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Cheating Spouse

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A man thought that his wife is cheating on him. Since he didn’t have a lot of money to hire an expensive private investigator, he decided to go with a much cheaper one — a Chinese man named Mr. Lee

The following day he received following report:

 

Most honorable sir:

should've held onto the other wood..

should’ve held onto the other wood..

You leave house.. I watch house. he come to house. I watch. He and she leave house. I follow. He and she go in hotel. I climb tree. I look in window. He kiss she. She kiss he. He strip she. She strip he. He play with she. She play with he. I play with me. I fall off tree. I not see.

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Chen Lee

 

 

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March 5, 2015
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There goes the burka

We have this guy here shooting this guy there...

Once again we are all focused on, for better or for worse, one of this worlds strongest leaders, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia. Many times through the years I have said this guy Putin is going to go no where, and if he does, it is going to be because he chooses to.

There is no one who loves this country as much as I do, and I say often, God Bless America. However, it has become painfully obvious to me that we as a country are in trouble. Instead of focusing on President Putin or Benjamin Netanyahu, these two men who know what their countries need and what direction to go. With the Muslims in place to create havoc in these United States where do we get off in telling either of the gentleman anything on how to run their countries? Note: remember the body snatchers movie, where regular humans are substituted with aliens (the real ones). It will be the job for Muslims to place into positions of power to control the very constitution to their benefit to achieve control.

Empty Suit

Empty Suit

My opinion has always been that if Israel ever followed the policy of these United States, the Israeli people would be living on boats off of the coast of their former country. Just as many Americans today are worried and concerned as to the Muslim influence in the United States, that should be the focus! We are watching in slow motion the decimation of our country. President Putin is 110 % correct in much of what he does. I may not agree with all of it, but it is frankly none of my business. Many very educated people in the know realize that when President Obama speaks to or off President Putin, all that Putin sees is an “empty suit.”

One must wonder that with a little “time machine” tweaking, one of these men, if given the right circumstances, may have / could have been elected as the President of the United States. Keep in mind people, that as America developed there were lots of questionable acts and it was needed to build what we have today. Forgetting the Muslim issue for just a moment, look at the history. It will be the Muslims who will attempt to destroy this country as we once knew it. My position on this is clear. There is a clear and visible threat that, unless some patriots and politicians who can fix the error, fix it, it is our open door policy on immigration that is going to make this country something our fore fathers could never ever have imagined.

Am I pretty?

Am I pretty?

So as we stick our noses into the affairs of Russia and Israel, we have a 900 pound gorilla wearing a “burka” sitting in the room that everyone is assuming that, with time, it will get better. It wont. Remember the “100 years” attitude of the fatal virus in our midst.

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The following was taken from :Quran oath controversy of the 110th United States Congress

The controversy became more heated when Rep. Virgil Goode (R–VA) issued a letter to his constituents stating his view that Ellison’s decision to use the Qur’an is a threat to “the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America…[and] if American citizens don’t wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran”.[6] Goode’s foray into the controversy caused many other members of Congress to weigh in.

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