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Our 10th Anniversary Top 10 of All Time Posts at DaTechGuyblog

Since late Novem­ber was our 10th Anniver­sary in addi­tion to our nor­mal top posts list that we’ve already pub­lished let’s take a trip down mem­ory lane and high­light the top posts of all time here at DaT​e​chGuy​blog​.com

#10 Aug 15 2012 Progressive’s Flo vs Dead woman’s brother with a blog, No Contest

A reminder that insur­ers like Pro­gres­sive play for keeps:

Due to Mary­land Law they could not sue pro­gres­sive so they had to sue the fel­low who ran the light in the acci­dent. Accord­ing to Mark Pro­gres­sive offed to pay 13 of the claim, (I pre­sume his sis­ter paid 33 of the prei­mums reg­u­larly) when that was turned down it went to court and what did Mark see at the table of the fel­low who drove the car that killed his sister….

At the trial, the guy who killed my sis­ter was defended by Progressive’s legal team.

If you are insured by Pro­gres­sive, and they owe you money, they will defend your killer in court in order to not pay you your policy.

Strangely enough Peter Lewis the Chair­man of the Board, biggest stock holder and for­mer CEO has no prob­lem mak­ing big pay­outs to other causes such as $2.5 mil­lion to Move On​.com and 3 Mil­lion to Amer­i­cans Com­ing Together (both matched by George Soros) accord­ing to Snoops​.com

It’s amaz­ing how illib­eral lib­er­als can be isn’t it?


#9 Oct 27 2015 Bacon Panic + Poor Math Skills = Easy Money

A reminder the media was telling us we’re all gonna die long before the age of Trump:

So even though we know that accord­ing to the stats given we eat only 43.4% of a hot dog per day on avg let’s assume for the sake of argu­ment that you actu­ally eat a hot­dog every sin­gle day for your entire life. what does that do to your can­cer odds.

Well if you do the actual math and mul­ti­ply 4.84÷100 by 118100 it mans that 18% increase makes a man’s odds of get­ting col­orec­tal can­cer go to 5.7% . For a woman that 4.49÷100 mul­ti­plied by 118100 the woman’s odds go up to 5.2%

In other words, if this study is absolutely pos­i­tively spot on cor­rect eat­ing that hot­dog every sin­gle day for your entire life raises your odds of catch­ing col­orec­tal can­cer by nearly but not quite….1%.

That’s no rea­son to panic which is why NGO’s etc count on you not doing the actual math.


#8 Oct 4th 2013 Miriam Carey Shat­ters Media Dreams

Another story of shut­down vio­lence that didn’t pan out for the left

The pos­si­bil­i­ties were end­less! and then came the facts:

The dri­ver wasn’t a Tea Party member

Wasn’t a per­son involved in politics,

Wasn’t armed

Wasn’t a man

Wasn’t even white!

The dri­ver was a black woman with men­tal health issues and a young child vio­lat­ing every stereo­type the media held dear, given she lived in Ct. they couldn’t even blame her post­par­tum depres­sion on lack of access to abortion.

And a two-​week story about the vio­lence of the tea party with heavy face time dom­i­nat­ing the land­scape faded toward the bot­tom of Meme­o­ran­dum and the hour-​long seg­ments with just a lit­tle news tossed on it became a small open­ing before going back to hit­ting the GOP on the gov­ern­ment shutdown.

And the fact she wasn’t a tea party mem­ber is why you don’t know her name today.


#7 June 16th 2011 What the talk­ing heads don’t tell you about the NBC/​WSJ poll internals

Remem­ber MSM pols are always about shap­ing elec­tions not report­ing on them

In the last elec­tion Pres­i­dent Obama got 52.9% of the vote so the poll reflects that fig­ure within 1% but John McCain got 45.7% of the vote. This means this poll under-​represents McCain vot­ers by over 11%

But if the McCain num­bers were under-​represented by almost six points how is it that Obama’s num­bers are within 1% of his actual fig­ure. Look at the “voted for some­one else” fig­ure 6%. In the elec­tion only 1.5% of the elec­torate voted for a non-​major party can­di­date. How on earth does this poll man­age to over­sam­ple that group by a fac­tor of 4?

Of course all this stuff might have mat­tered more if the GOP didn’t nom­i­nate Romney.


#6 July 20th 2013 Why Obama staged his Impromptu Presser on Trayvon in three images

Remem­ber it’s what gets reported and what doesn’t that is the real power of media bias


#5 Dec 24th 2013 Joe Manchin Acci­den­tally Explains Media silence on Arapahoe

Closely related to # 8

A few days ago we com­mented on how the Ara­pa­hoe shoot­ing sud­denly seemed to dis­ap­pear from the cable news shows. This didn’t change even after the hor­ri­ble news that young Claire Davis has died of her wounds.

While I com­mented on sev­eral fac­tors I skipped the most impor­tant, the polit­i­cal one.

Noth­ing makes a story less news­wor­thy to the MSM then the poten­tial for it to hurt Demo­c­rat candidate’s elec­tion prospects


#4 July 30th 2016 Nate Sil­ver Offi­cially Declares it time for Democ­rats to Panic

A his­toric day in US elec­tion prognostication

It’s one thing for a guy like me or Glenn or Don Surber or Even Rush Lim­baugh to tell Democ­rats that they are in trou­ble it’s another thing to be told this by Nate sil­ver the day after the Demo­c­rat con­ven­tion and a week of the MSM lion­iz­ing all they did and said.

If you thought you saw some low tac­tics before given the com­bi­na­tion of Clin­ton & Obama Panic you ain’t seen noth­ing yet. How Don­ald Trump han­dles will make all the difference.

And boy did we.


#3 Dec 9th 2013 The Plum Line Gives Away the Game

Again real­ity isn’t as impor­tant as Democ­rats keep­ing power

Journo-​list Greg Sar­gent is wor­ried about the White House being under­mined by house democ­rats on Iran.

Strangely enough he seems less wor­ried about Iran under­min­ing the dealbut it’s not like the pri­or­ity is to actu­ally stop Iran, as it was to have a “deal” that LOOKS like it stops Iran.

But hid­den within that piece is an Impor­tant lit­tle tid­bit that says a lot about the actual state of affairs in DC

If the GOP-​controlled House passes some­thing with the sup­port of some­one like Hoyer, it could make it harder for Sen­ate Dems to resist pres­sure to act.

and THAT is the story of the demo­c­rat con­trol of the Sen­ate over the last 3 years. The story that the media has done its best not to tell.

Over and over the House has acted, over and over the Sen­ate didn’t vote

Alas with the excep­tion of judges that has been the story of the GOP sen­ate in the Trump years too.


#2 July 7th 2013 Pope Fran­cis Releases Encycli­cal, MSM: “I see noth­ing, I know nothing”

Pope Fran­cis is never less news­wor­thy to the MSM then when he acts or talks like an actual believ­ing Catholic.

The fam­ily: “A sta­ble union of man and woman“, “a man­i­fes­ta­tion of the Creator’s good­ness, wis­dom and lov­ing plan.“, “a plan big­ger than our own ideas and under­tak­ings“!

Such a state­ment would be con­sid­ered “Fight­ing words” if uttered by a Bishop on TV. There would be no short­age of jour­nal­ists chal­leng­ing him with hard-​hitting ques­tions or side guests rain­ing cri­tique on such a cler­gy­man in the most vehe­ment of terms.

On Meme­o­ran­dum there would be link after link from Media Mat­ters and Think Progress decry­ing it as “homo­pho­bic”, as con­trary to “mar­riage equal­ity” (a phrase that means absolutely noth­ing) and left­ist blog­gers would amplify the attack in an unend­ing stream of para­graphs filled with vitriol.

Yet how does the media react when the Supreme Pon­tiff, the head of the World­wide Roman Catholic Church the sin­gle most impor­tant reli­gious fig­ure in the world releases, in writ­ing a state­ment that chal­lenges the MSM most cher­ished belief (next to the sanc­tity of abor­tion) and does it in his very first pub­lic Encycli­cal? What do we hear from the media who has never found a tra­di­tional value it wasn’t will­ing to attack?

Crick­ets.

Given what we’ve seen from Fran­cis I might have been wrong about the fear of alien­at­ing latins. Per­haps they might have known what was com­ing in the future and decided not to risk pro­vok­ing him toward orthodoxy.


And now the #1 post of all time at DaT­e­chGuy­blog and no it’s NOT the one about Weiner’s tweets that led to the NY Post piece or the appear­ance on Fox (that one believe it not came 11th.) It’s a piece that was to my knowl­edge the only time that my site was noticed by Rush Limbaugh

#1 Sept 17th 2012 Demor­al­ized as Hell, The poll the media isn’t talk­ing about edition

Pew polled 1538 women vs 1171 men. That works out to the fol­low­ing percentages:

Women 15382709 = 56.8
Men 11712709 = 43.2

No won­der the women’s vote is so impor­tant! Accord­ing to PEW appar­ently women aren’t going to just out­vote men in 2012. They are going to do so in this elec­tion by 13 whole points! That is pretty inter­est­ing, par­tic­u­larly if you look at this chart from a pew study from just 4 years ago

In 2008 Pew reports a 4.2 point turnout advan­tage over men. Per­ish the thought, appar­ently accord­ing to THIS poll the 2012 gap is going to make that 2008 fig­ure look pos­i­tively miniscule…

…if you buy it that is.

Alas 2012 turned out to be a base elec­tion and Barack Obama was saved by a Democrat/​black base des­per­ate to not have the first black pres­i­dent fail and a GOP base unen­thu­si­as­tic about a nom­i­nee who intro­duced the pro­to­type of Oba­macare in his state.

Well those are the posts that most ringed your chimes in the 10 years of DaT­e­chGuy­blog. Two things worth not­ing: Half the posts are from 2013 which was the best year I had traf­fic­wise bar none and the clos­est this site ever got to becom­ing an “A” list blog. Sec­ond you’ll note that all the posts on the list were by me, for those inter­ested the high­est rank of any Mag­nif­i­cent Seven post was last year’s #1 post by Baldilocks which comes in at 13th all time. At the time I was hop­ing that this might become my full time pro­fes­sion but that was not to be.


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Since late November was our 10th Anniversary in addition to our normal top posts list that we’ve already published let’s take a trip down memory lane and highlight the top posts of all time here at DaTechGuyblog.com

#10 Aug 15 2012 Progressive’s Flo vs Dead woman’s brother with a blog, No Contest

A reminder that insurers like Progressive play for keeps:

Due to Maryland Law they could not sue progressive so they had to sue the fellow who ran the light in the accident. According to Mark Progressive offed to pay 1/3 of the claim, (I presume his sister paid 3/3 of the preimums regularly) when that was turned down it went to court and what did Mark see at the table of the fellow who drove the car that killed his sister….

At the trial, the guy who killed my sister was defended by Progressive’s legal team.

If you are insured by Progressive, and they owe you money, they will defend your killer in court in order to not pay you your policy.

Strangely enough Peter Lewis the Chairman of the Board, biggest stock holder and former CEO has no problem making big payouts to other causes such as $2.5 million to Move On.com and 3 Million to Americans Coming Together (both matched by George Soros) according to Snoops.com

It’s amazing how illiberal liberals can be isn’t it?


#9 Oct 27 2015 Bacon Panic + Poor Math Skills = Easy Money

A reminder the media was telling us we’re all gonna die long before the age of Trump:

So even though we know that according to the stats given we eat only 43.4% of a hot dog per day on avg let’s assume for the sake of argument that you actually eat a hotdog every single day for your entire life. what does that do to your cancer odds.

Well if you do the actual math and multiply 4.84/100 by 118/100 it mans that 18% increase makes a man’s odds of getting colorectal cancer  go to 5.7% .  For a woman that 4.49/100 multiplied by 118/100 the woman’s odds go up to 5.2%

In other words, if this study is absolutely positively spot on correct eating that hotdog every single day for your entire life raises your odds of catching colorectal cancer by nearly but not quite….1%.

That’s no reason to panic which is why NGO’s etc count on you not doing the actual math.


#8 Oct 4th 2013 Miriam Carey Shatters Media Dreams

Another story of shutdown violence that didn’t pan out for the left

The possibilities were endless!    and then came the facts:

The driver wasn’t a Tea Party member

Wasn’t a person involved in politics,

Wasn’t armed

Wasn’t a man

Wasn’t even white!

The driver was a black woman with  mental health issues and a young child violating every stereotype the media held dear, given she lived in Ct. they couldn’t even blame her postpartum depression on lack of access to abortion.

And a two-week story about the violence of the tea party with heavy face time dominating the landscape faded toward the bottom of Memeorandum and the hour-long segments with just a little news tossed on it became a small opening before going back to hitting the GOP on the government shutdown.

And the fact she wasn’t a tea party member is why you don’t know her name today.


#7 June 16th 2011 What the talking heads don’t tell you about the NBC/WSJ poll internals

Remember MSM pols are always about shaping elections not reporting on them

In the last election President Obama got 52.9% of the vote so the poll reflects that figure within 1% but John McCain got 45.7% of the vote. This means this poll under-represents McCain voters by over 11%

But if the McCain numbers were under-represented by almost six points how is it that Obama’s numbers are within 1% of his actual figure. Look at the “voted for someone else” figure 6%. In the election only 1.5% of the electorate voted for a non-major party candidate. How on earth does this poll manage to oversample that group by a factor of 4?

Of course all this stuff might have mattered more if the GOP didn’t nominate Romney.


#6 July 20th 2013 Why Obama staged his Impromptu Presser on Trayvon in three images

Remember it’s what gets reported and what doesn’t that is the real power of media bias


#5 Dec 24th 2013 Joe Manchin Accidentally Explains Media silence on Arapahoe

Closely related to # 8

few days ago we commented on how the Arapahoe shooting suddenly seemed to disappear from the cable news shows.  This didn’t change even after the horrible news that young Claire Davis has died of her wounds.

While I commented on several factors I skipped the most important, the political one.

Nothing makes a story less newsworthy to the MSM then the potential for it to hurt Democrat candidate’s election prospects


#4 July 30th 2016 Nate Silver Officially Declares it time for Democrats to Panic

A historic day in US election prognostication

It’s one thing for a guy like me or Glenn or Don Surber or Even Rush Limbaugh to tell Democrats that they are in trouble it’s another thing to be told this by Nate silver the day after the Democrat convention and a week of the MSM lionizing all they did and said.

If you thought you saw some low tactics before given the combination of Clinton & Obama Panic you ain’t seen nothing yet. How Donald Trump handles will make all the difference.

And boy did we.


#3 Dec 9th 2013 The Plum Line Gives Away the Game

Again reality isn’t as important as Democrats keeping power

Journo-list Greg Sargent is worried about the White House being undermined by house democrats on Iran.

Strangely enough he seems less worried about Iran undermining the dealbut it’s not like the priority is to actually stop Iran, as it was to have a “deal” that LOOKS like it stops Iran.

But hidden within that piece is an Important little tidbit that says a lot about the actual state of affairs in DC

If the GOP-controlled House passes something with the support of someone like Hoyer, it could make it harder for Senate Dems to resist pressure to act.

and THAT is the story of the democrat control of the Senate over the last 3 years. The story that the media has done its best not to tell.

Over and over the House has acted, over and over the Senate didn’t vote

Alas with the exception of judges that has been the story of the GOP senate in the Trump years too.


#2 July 7th 2013 Pope Francis Releases Encyclical, MSM: “I see nothing, I know nothing”

Pope Francis is never less newsworthy to the MSM then when he acts or talks like an actual believing Catholic.

The family: “A stable union of man and woman“, “a manifestation of the Creator’s goodness, wisdom and loving plan.“, “a plan bigger than our own ideas and undertakings“!

Such a statement would be considered “Fighting words” if uttered by a Bishop on TV.  There would be no shortage of journalists challenging him with hard-hitting questions or side guests raining critique on such a clergyman in the most vehement of terms.

On Memeorandum there would be link after link from Media Matters and Think Progress decrying it as “homophobic”, as contrary to “marriage equality” (a phrase that means absolutely nothing) and leftist bloggers would amplify the attack in an unending stream of paragraphs filled with vitriol.

Yet how does the media react when the Supreme Pontiff, the head of the Worldwide Roman Catholic Church the single most important religious figure in the world releases, in writing a statement that challenges the MSM most cherished belief (next to the sanctity of abortion) and does it in his very first public Encyclical?  What do we hear from the media who has never found a traditional value it wasn’t willing to attack?

Crickets.

Given what we’ve seen from Francis I might have been wrong about the fear of alienating latins. Perhaps they might have known what was coming in the future and decided not to risk provoking him toward orthodoxy.


And now the #1 post of all time at DaTechGuyblog and no it’s NOT the one about Weiner’s tweets that led to the NY Post piece or the appearance on Fox (that one believe it not came 11th.) It’s a piece that was to my knowledge the only time that my site was noticed by Rush Limbaugh

#1 Sept 17th 2012 Demoralized as Hell, The poll the media isn’t talking about edition

Pew polled 1538 women vs 1171 men. That works out to the following percentages:

Women 1538 /2709 = 56.8
Men 1171 /2709 = 43.2

No wonder the women’s vote is so important! According to PEW apparently women aren’t going to just outvote men in 2012. They are going to do so in this election by 13 whole points! That is pretty interesting, particularly if you look at this chart from a pew study from just 4 years ago

In 2008 Pew reports a 4.2 point turnout advantage over men. Perish the thought, apparently according to THIS poll the 2012 gap is going to make that 2008 figure look positively miniscule…

…if you buy it that is.

Alas 2012 turned out to be a base election and Barack Obama was saved by a Democrat/black base desperate to not have the first black president fail and a GOP base unenthusiastic about a nominee who introduced the prototype of Obamacare in his state.

Well those are the posts that most ringed your chimes in the 10 years of DaTechGuyblog. Two things worth noting: Half the posts are from 2013 which was the best year I had trafficwise bar none and the closest this site ever got to becoming an “A” list blog. Second you’ll note that all the posts on the list were by me, for those interested the highest rank of any Magnificent Seven post was last year’s #1 post by Baldilocks which comes in at 13th all time. At the time I was hoping that this might become my full time profession but that was not to be.

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