Happy Father’s Day Mark Zuckerberg!

In The “Are You Kidding Me Department” by Mitch Santell

mark-zuckerberg-baby-wife
Happy Father’s Day Mark Zuckerberg. You are The Man! 

The moment I started to read all of this, I realized that my decision to dump my FaceBook account was the right decision over 90 days ago now.

Mark Zuckerberg, Happy Father’s Day, you are an amazing front man. You were a devious spy to all of your competitors which you used to your favor. It will be interesting to see if you are taken down, but I don’t think so. American Intelligence Media organized the Zuckerberg Dossier and has given their permission to share this information with you our dear readers and followers. The version presented here has been edited to save and yes I have a link to the original text. 


Mark I love it all
Thank you for giving me all your Data!

To Every Facebook User,

Mark Zuckerberg, and all of us who were there from the beginning, are lying to you and using your personal life as a government-controlled experiment in brain-washing and mind-control – basically a weaponized system of the military (CIA especially) that got out of control. At this point, Mark Zuckerberg has lost control of a company that he never really owned or operated. Truly, anyone who has ever worked with Mark knows that his mind is a blank and that he is nothing more than a parrot for the government handlers who created him. Mark is incapable of running a McDonald’s, let alone one of the most powerful companies in the world. Not even his name is real and his identity has always been covered up. Mark was chosen as child for a CIA training program because his relatives were some of the people creating the program.

I am not making excuses for Mark, but his choices have not been his own. Yes, he has become an evil sociopath who once believed in his heart-of-heart that if he decided he wanted to be president, all he had to do is say he wanted the job and “Facebook” would deliver the election to him. This is the level of brain-washing Mark is at – he is not in contact with reality.

Mark had no morals, conscience, or shame. He also chased women on Craig’s List and would sometimes just disappear to rendezvous with them. He was like a blank slate that simply echoes whatever was happening in his environment. I loved and hated this aspect of his personality but later found out that he, and his brother and cousin, were all the same way due to the brain-washing programs they were subjected to during high school. If certain people spoke to Mark in person or on the phone, he would drop everything and do whatever they told him to do. Certain people had more power and effect over him. I eventually found out, from Mark breaking down and crying, that the brain-washing was permanent and was all part of the “position” these people had promised to create for Mark. He didn’t even know what this “position” was or entailed.

Zuckerberg Laptop PM

You see, Mark could never be faithful to anyone but he loved men more than women. He actually used to hate all women. So, Mark cheated and would want to bring the new “boy” home to me to join in. I was never into that like Mark was. He was abusive but would never admit it, especially to young boys. Eventually, there were three of us that remained lovers with Mark.

Mark always had panic attacks and would break down frequently due to the brain-washing – according to Mark. He would cry about his mother and the “torture” she let “them” do to him. At those times, Mark’s mouth ran on open and he would tell his bed-partners about all the pain and horrible plans these “evil people” did to him. Early on, his doubts and fears almost consumed him at night and he could hardly sleep due to nightmares.

Mark Greenberg (Zuckerberg) did not write one single line of programming source code for Facebook. Those are lies and propaganda generated by his government, military handlers. Everyone knows that the Winkelvoss twins (Aaron and Cameron) won a $65 million dollar lawsuit settlement against Mark because they knew that their little HarvardConnection (HC) piece was just adjunct code attached to the original stolen source code – which was given to Mark by Professor James Chandler and IBM. That $65 million bit of dirty knowledge was pretty profitable for a couple of cute Harvard Crew rower jocks with no interest in me.

Mark simply had others adjust the code into what was a government-sponsored military weaponization of a cyber-warfare project directed by the President of Harvard, Larry Summers. Even Summer’s himself had his own budding student and staff directory being developed by the Harvard computer staff called “Facebook.” Mark didn’t even create the name!

Mark and Building

The Winkelvoss twins had developed their own version in the competition for the government contract, HC, that they changed to ConnectU. Aaron Greenspan was developing  HOUSE System, and Paul Ceglia was working with Mark to modify his StreetFax software into a Facebook too. Mark developed nothing. Absolutely nothing. Even the famous “hacking” of the Harvard systems was not done by Mark himself. Mark was the middleman for those who were the overseers of the “big project”, as it was called.

From the president of Harvard, to the “PayPal Mafia”, National Venture Capital Association, In-Q-Tel, DARPA, NSA, CIA, DIA, to the worst patent thieves in America: James Chandler, Hillary Clinton, David Kappos, Robert Mueller and the rest of the Big-Tech group. Mark is just like the other fake front-men chosen to represent the numerous other social media companies.

I believe now, since Mark was well-aware of the evil intentions of the government, that he has committed crimes of many types with the clear, pre-meditated intention of harming every user of Facebook. That is why Mark let Facebook be used to manipulate elections, he has no moral core. I personally saw the “template” that Hillary ordered that uses Facebook to manipulate voters to win elections for her. Given the amount of election interference by Big-Tech in 2016, I became a reluctant believer in miracles.

Once again, the use of taxpayer dollars goes to private corporations run by stooges and controlled by non-Americans. Yes, I just called Mark a stooge because he actually has no clue what he is doing – at all. Just ask him to write a simple program in any code he would like – he can’t, he is a fraud and always was.

Parting Comment: Everything that you watched in the hit Hollywood Movie “The Social Network” was real. It is true that Mark Zuckerberg was ripping off everyone else’s idea and they put it in the movie. My feedback to you? Get the hell off of FaceBook!

Read more here: http://bit.ly/31BGdfl


#facebook #instagram #twitter #youtube #like #follow #love #socialmedia #instagood #marketing #photography #google #insta #snapchat #music #whatsapp #memes #tiktok #art #fashion #seo #business #photooftheday #followme #india #digitalmarketing #socialmediamarketing #video #likeforlikes #bhfyp #funny #followforfollowback #entrepreneur #repost #news #spotify #meme #photo #linkedin #web #instalike #picoftheday #fb #gay #hiphop #model #a #happy #usa #beautiful #likes #technology #design #motivation #branding #life #comment #share #fun #viral

Social Media More Addictive Than Porn

Commentary On A Digital Crack Generation by Mitch Santell

dipendenza-da-social-network-1

The dialogue that I have had with others since dumping my FaceBook account has been fascinating. What have I discovered? Answer: I am not the only one who dumped my FaceBook account and there are others doing the same.


Most American teenagers are constantly using social media, and half admit that it distracts them from looking up and talking to people right in front of them, a new survey shows.

More teens now say they prefer texting to talking to other people in person, and they admit smartphone apps are waking them up at night and distracting them from homework, the survey by Common Sense Media shows.

Read more here: https://nbcnews.to/2LUlyze


The following is a quote from an internal Philip Morris memo from 1970 on the tobacco industry’s brand ethos: “We are in the business of relaxing people who are tense and providing a pick up for people who are bored or depressed. The human needs that our product fills will not go away. Thus, the only real threat to our business is that society will find other means of satisfying those needs.” Oh, hey, Instagram. Step right up.

To be clear, I dig social media. It makes art accessible and democratic. Used effectively, platforms uniquely chord us to persons of interest we might never otherwise encounter in the wild. It’s an all-access pass. People love an all-access pass. These were the pros. The cons seemed steeped in melodrama. Could one really be addicted to a phone? Addiction meant surrendering personal power. I felt in control. 

My first week off-grid ping-ponged between restlessness and relief. Note: I did not announce my departure, nor did I delete my social apps from my phone. I merely logged out and consolidated them into a folder. The discipline of knowing all those platforms were there for the taking made the withdrawals more visceral. Day one, I discovered my hand had a muscle memory. Every time I picked up my phone, my thumb instinctively flicked over to where the Instagram icon used to rest—now a lonesome little void.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/2LQmlkJ

facebook coke


 

mind control dump

#Travel #Holidays #Trip #Traveling #Travelgram #TopLikeTags #Travelling #Travelingram #Traveler @TopLikeTags #Travels #Travelphotography #Likesforlikes #Instatravel #Instatraveling #Travelph #Travelpic #Travelblogger #L4l #Traveller #Traveltheworld #Travelblog #Travelbug #Likeforlike #Travelpics #Travelphoto #Traveldiaries #Likesreturned #Traveladdict #Travelstoke #TravelLife #Guitar #Guitarist #Instamusic #Instaguitar @TopLikeTags #Singing #Guitarcover #L4l #Guitarvideo #Instacover #Music #Likesreturned #Coversong #Likes4likes #Likesforlikes #Acousticguitar #Followforfollow #Acousticcover #F4f #Electricguitar #Guitarplayer #Topliketags #Guitarra #Guitarporn #Guitarhero #Likesback #Guitarsolo #Fingerstyle #Chords #TopLikeTagsMusic #Strum #celebrity #justinbieber #mileycyrus @TopLikeTags #arianagrande #onedirection #1d #1direction #directioner #harrystyles #liampayne #louistomlinson #zaynmalik #niallhoran #selenagomez #topliketags #taylorswift #codysimpson #jb #austinmahone #ariana #arianator #belieber #simpsonizer #spamforspam #swiftie #mahomie #selenator #l4l #likesforlikes #mileycyrus #miley #bangerz @TopLikeTags #wreackingball #hannahmontana #topliketags #cyrus #hot #sexy #tattoos #destinycyrus #smilers #bangerztour #likes #mileyraycyrus #hannah #montana #tongue #likes4likes #photooftheday #picoftheday #mileycyrusfan #mileycyrusstyle #mileycyrustongue #oldmiley #cool #l4l #mileyray

[Blogging Mindset] Never, Ever, Ever Give Up

Blogging can be your single biggest tool of connection with your followers. Check out this phenomenal blog post!

The Art of Blogging

“What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.”  —  C.S. Lewis

When asked how he writes so fast, Stephen King answered, “One word at a time.”

This is the kind of answer that no one believes in. And the fact that there’s an abundance of related cliches doesn’t help either.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Or something like that. The Great Wall of China was built by laying one brick after another.

It is not the mountains to conquer that make you give up, but rather the pebble in your shoe.

All cliches. Terrible, terrible cliches that we can’t help but fear and loathe at the same time.

Want to know why?

Because they are so damn true.

View original post 1,159 more words

Finally, America Protecting America

Commentary On Military, Political and Social Strain by Mitch Santell

Throughout Obama’s first term I was living in New Zealand with my wife (33 1/2 years) and my two younger daughters (now grown). Each and every month I would cringe as  I kept hearing Obama give these Socialist Marxist Speeches.

President Obama sincerely believed that for the U.S. to have real security, it had to give up some of its sovereign rights for the global community.

After 8 years of this, America could not stand pushing the global community anymore and so with President Trump (neither a Republican or Democrat in philosophy), made the following statement to the United Nations. 

Over the past week while thousands if not millions of Americans worried about the cancellation of the State Of The Union, here is what is happening along the Southern border. Not only the border between Mexico and California but now the border between Arizona and Mexico.

Now across America, over 100,000 Police Officers have signed a petition against Nancy Pelosi.

Nancy Pelosi 2019
Nancy Pelosi said no money for the Wall.

Amid all the talk about impeaching President Trump, more than 100,000 people have signed a White House “We the People” petition calling for the impeachment of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, accusing her of treason.

Created by a citizen identified only as “M.G.,” it accuses Pelosi of being a traitor to the American people who is beholden to the interests of illegal immigrants, Big League Politics reported.

The “We the People” petitioning system on the White House website was initiated by the Obama administration. It promises an official response for every petition that gathered more than 100,000 signatures within 30 days. The Pelosi petition was launched just 11 days ago.

The petition further blames the San Francisco Democrat for the recent partial government shutdown. It argues she refused to negotiate with President Trump over funding for border security, causing many federal employees to work without pay for more than a month.

“Illegal aliens are enemies that invade our country with drugs, human trafficking, and terrorist causing death and crime to American citizens,” the petition states.

Read more at: https://bit.ly/2Uu71Ka

 


#Fitness #Fitnessaddict #Fit #Instafitness #Instafit @TopLikeTags #Fitnessmodel #Fitnessjourney #Workouts #Abs #Likesforlikes #Fitnessfreak #TopLikeTagsFitness #Workout #Fitnessmotivation #TopLikeTags #Gym ##Likeforlike #Fitnesslifestyle #Fitnessinspiration #Followforfollow #F4f #TopLikeTagscom #Likesreturned #TLTer #Likes4likes #Fitnesslife #TopLikeTagsapp #Health #Bodybuilding #like #subscribe #comment #video #gaming #spotting #vlog #pranks #scareprank #makeup #tutorial #youtuber #comedyshortsgamer #ksi #guitar #freetutorial #livestream #streaming #channel #uploads #social #episode #episodes #serie #movie #documentary #views #likes #subscribers #goal #rain #raining @topliketags #rainyday #pouring #rainydays #storm #water #rainy #lound #nofilter #clouds #thunderstorm #cloudy #soaked #photooftheday #sad #puddle #topliketags #umbrella #storm #weather #instagood #lighting #rainyweather #annoying #wet #splash #instarain #thunder #motivation #fitness #gym #fit #workout #bodybuilding #lifestyle #inspiration #love #health #training #instagood #healthy #fitspo #like #fitfam #strong #muscle #life #fitnessmotivation #fitnessmodel #follow #gymlife #success #quotes #cardio #goals #fitnessaddict #diet #bhfyp

Is Your Trash Listening To You? I.O.T.

A Unique Video from a Truther in Southern California by Mitch Santell

The internet of things is a real thing and while it is fun to be connected, has it gone too far?

Technology is not a neutral tool. There are thousands of engineers working behind the scenes to make their company’s products persuasive and to keep users coming back.

Millennials check their phone about 150 times a day, according to Harris. People are always refreshing their social media accounts to see how many new likes their posts received. It’s a reward system similar to what happens when we pull a slot machine lever. “Even when we’re aware that we’re being manipulated, it doesn’t change the fact that the design is still appealing to us,” Harris said. “It’s based on how our psychology works.”

Never in human history has something been able to constantly project images directly to our eyes, he said, adding that if those images depict our friends having fun without us, it can damage our self-esteem. The AI algorithms behind such apps are designed to prioritize the best pictures posted—which over time can change the physiology of our brain and cause anxiety or depression.

More here:  https://bit.ly/2Flshx9

The IOT is back in the news again this week. A judge has ordered Amazon to turn over audio data from an Alexa device related to a murder investigation.

There’s a few interesting things raised by this warrant. The investigators believe that Alexa may have captured audio of the attack itself and uploaded it to Amazon servers, which means that Alexa would have been listening despite the “wake word” not being spoken. This would go against how Amazon tells us the device functions. The investigators may be hoping that Alexa may have incidentally heard something that sounds like the wake word, and recorded audio based off of that. This has happened before.

They are also asking for a list of all devices that connected to the speaker during the time period in question. This means that Amazon is collecting information on everyone that visits your home and when based on their mobile devices that they bring along with them.

These new developments only add to the pile of issues that come with placing internet-connected microphones in your house. There’s the obvious problems like the security of the device, a hacked Alexa can listen to everything you say and do. And deeper problems like being unable to figure out what the speaker is collecting. The device can easily listen and record based on specific marketing or “national security” phrases and wait to upload the information until the next wake word is spoken. You can cram low quality audio in surprisingly small spaces, and because all communication with home servers is encrypted, you can’t know what information is actually being transmitted. A great example is Google Android sending GPS information to Google even while GPS was explicitly disabled.

Read more here: https://bit.ly/2RBWSxf

#love #followback #instagramers #socialsteeze #tweegram #photooftheday #20likes #amazing #smile #follow4follow #like4like #look #instalike #igers #picoftheday #food #instadaily #instafollow #followme #girl #instagood #socialenvy #bestoftheday #instacool #carryme #follow #colorful #style #instagrammers #igers #instalove #instamood #instagood #followme #follow #comment #shoutout #iphoneography #androidography #filter #filters #hipster #contests #photo #instadaily #igaddict #socialsteeze #photooftheday #pics #insta #picoftheday #bestoftheday #instadaily #instafamous #popularpic #popularphoto #abstract #art #abstractart #socialsteeze #abstracters_anonymous #abstract_buff #abstraction #instagood #creative #artsy #beautiful #photooftheday #abstracto #stayabstract #instaabstract #funny #lol #lmao #lmfao #socialsteeze #hilarious #laugh #laughing #tweegram #fun #friends #photooftheday #friend #wacky #crazy #silly #witty #instahappy #joke #jokes #joking #epic #instagood #instafun #funnypictures #haha #humor

Positive Aspects Of Social Media

Commentary by Mitch Santell

POSITIVE-IMPACT-SOCIAL-MEDIA-1200
Regardless of how much I have complained about Social Media here at After Hollywood.Online throughout 2018, I can say that I am like-minded with these social media rules for CEO’s so check this out.

8 Rules for Corporate Communicators

  1. Social media is a haiku.If you have a complicated point to make, don’t post on Instagram, write an essay like they do at Google.
  2. “La compagnie n’est pas toi” (to paraphrase Louis IV). The company is not you, unless your name is on the front of the building.
  3. If you blow up, don’t double down: When wrong, admit it and move on.
  4. If you’re not a politician, stay away from politics. I served on a board that had a former Mayor on it, and we let him do all the politicking. He was a pro, we were amateurs.
  5. Don’t hit “send.” It is the most dangerous button after the nuclear button on President Trump’s desk.
  6. Unless you are North Korean, you are a capitalist. Don’t act like your main objective in life is saving humanity if you make money renting spare rooms to tenants.
  7. Virtue doesn’t look good in Pradas. Unless you are a celebrity, social justice ranting is going to look strange coming from you.
  8. Shut up: No one ever complained about a post you didn’t write.

Read more here: https://bit.ly/2TbWi6

#happynewyear #newyearsday #newyear #socialsteeze #2017 #2018 #2019 #newyearseve #newyears #newyears2017 #bye2017 #hello2018 #donewith2018 #newyearsresolution #goals #dec31 #jan1 #instagood #celebration #photooftheday #newyearscelebration #newyearsparty #party #celebrate #fun

2018 New Year’s Gov. Shut Down

Just in case you were wondering by Mitch Santell

Gov shut down 2018 December
Do you even care that the Regan and Bush Museums Remain Open?

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military- industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.

President Eisenhower’s Farewell Address to the Nation

January 17, 1961

 Read the rest here: Eisenhower’s Farewell Address to the Nation

The U.S. Government Has Shut Down 18 Times Since 1976.

NPR points out:

Since a new process was put into place in 1976, the U.S. government has shut down 17 times [Update: Make that 18]. Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan each dealt with six shutdowns during their terms in office, lasting anywhere from one day to 2 1/2 weeks.

#love #followback #instagramers #socialsteeze #tweegram #photooftheday #20likes #amazing #smile #follow4follow #like4like #look #instalike #igers #picoftheday #food #instadaily #instafollow #followme #girl #instagood #socialenvy #bestoftheday #instacool #carryme #follow #colorful #style

The Dark Side of Information Overload

Comments On A Sane Mind by Mitch Santell

The ability to Think, to live Zen, and to use discernment is something that the majority of humanity cherishes in my view. Don’t allow the A.I. of social media systems to ruin your real interactions with the real world. This blog post from Joel Latto may help.

Joel Latto

I’m an information addict, no doubt, but then again isn’t that the case for the most of us these days? The thing is that unlike (unfortunately) most of us, whenever I find something especially interesting/intriguing online, I dig deep and go for the original source – behind the scenes, so to say, in order to see what really is under the polished end-product, which is fed to the masses.

The Internet has indeed made the creating, consuming, sharing and searching for information easier than ever before, but it has not done so without consequences. The openness of the Internet has lots of debatable downsides, ranging from cyber terrorism to illegalized peer networks, but although many of those regularly gain flashy headlines, I’m writing about an issue that is often ignored: the quality and the worthiness of the data itself.

View original post 630 more words

Hub.Life, A New Social Media Platform

Hub Life
Hub.life, a healthy alternative to facebook.

Comments that matter by Mitch Santell

After being off of FaceBook for months and months, I am now trying a new social media platform Hub.Life

Hub LIfe Statistics
Hub.Life Has Solid Numbers since there are over 1.2 Billion Websites Online.

Why Hub.Life?

  Mission Statement

You have a voice! You should be heard! Social media titans like Facebook and Twitter have a stranglehold on their users. They got people hooked on the massive platforms and then began to decide what content they were allowed to see, share, or post. Bottom line, if you don’t agree with their narrative, they will block, restrict, jail, and shadow-ban you. It’s time to fight back!

Hubbook’s mission is to provide an alternative social media platform, free from the barriers that are present in today’s massive networks. Unlike the tech-titan controlled networks who decide what people are allowed to see, Hubbook users are in control of their own experience.

People are encouraged to use Hubbook to make new friends in addition to connecting with current friends, family, and associates. Hubbook also allows page building to promote businesses, organizations, and ideas. Group creation allows communities to be built whereby people can meet, coordinate efforts, exchange ideas, or simply engage in a common fellowship. Direct messaging ensures personal private conversation between users.

While Hubbook maintains a code of decency, its creators do not violate personal privacy nor do they block real users from sharing information solely because they were reported by someone who was “offended”.

Aside from treating people with dignity and respect, Hubbook simply does not have a narrative to promote. So, come join the conversation and stay connected.   

Read more here: https://hub.life/pages/why-hubbook

#love #socialsteeze #photooftheday #socialsteeze #instamood #cute #igers #picoftheday #girl #guy #beautiful #fashion #instagramers #follow #smile #pretty #followme #friends #hair #photo #life #funny #cool #hot #portrait #baby #girls #selfie #selfienation #selfies #socialsteeze #socialsteeze #love #pretty #handsome #instagood #instaselfie #selfietime #face #shamelessselefie #life #hair #portrait #igers #fun #followme #instalove #smile #igdaily #eyes #follow #music #genre #song #songs #socialsteeze #socialsteezelody #hiphop #rnb #pop #love #rap #dubstep #instagood #beat #beats #jam #myjam #party #partymusic #newsong #lovethissong #remix #favoritesong #bestsong #photooftheday #listentothis #goodmusic #instamusic #movies #theatre #video #socialsteeze #movie #film #films #videos #actor #actress #cinema #dvd #amc #instamovies #star #moviestar #photooftheday #hollywood #goodmovie #instagood #flick #flicks #instaflick #instaflicks

Let’s Dumpster Dive On Thanksgiving

Dumpster Dive 1
Let’s Dumpster Dive in Los Angeles 2018

Why You Should Dumpster Dive

Did you know that roughly one third of the food produced worldwide ends up in dumpsters? Now I completely understand. You’re not interested in diving for food. You want to find some furniture, electronics, or whatnot. Well you’d be surprised that those items are also being disposed of at alarming rates. The cold reality is that in order for stores to please their customers, they need to throw out the things that are returned or not selling. The complete and utter waste of these perfectly fine resources should be enough in itself to motivate you to take action. You’d be baffled by what you find people throwing away. Regardless of their reasons, you can do pretty well for yourself by dumpster diving.

Now I’m not saying that dumpster diving is all rainbows and unicorns. You might have to butt heads with store managers. Your friends might think you’re out of your mind. You may have to get dirty, but thankfully not too dirty. The point I’m trying to get across is that you should dumpster dive for you, not someone else. Despite everyone’s reasons, we dumpster dive as a source of fulfillment. Whether it’s to lower our grocery bill, finding things to flip on Craigslist, or to get that warm and fuzzy feeling for saving the environment, we all love the thrill of taking trash and turning it into treasure. Hopefully you can relate. If you can’t, you need to get out and dumpster dive as soon as possible.

The 3 Golden Rules of Dumpster Diving

No matter how you dumpster dive, you should follow these 3 rules. Be quick, be quiet, be clean. So what does this mean exactly? Good thing you asked! Let’s break each one of these down.

Quick

The goal of dumpster diving is to find impressive things for free while not being disrupted. You don’t want to be a sitting duck. Sitting ducks get nowhere. You should be able to hit a dumpster in under 10 minutes. If you’re taking longer than this, something’s wrong. The longer you stay at one dumpster, the fewer dumpsters you can hit in a go and the higher likelihood that you’ll be confronted. Now if you’re really good, you should be able to get through a dumpster in under 5 minutes. Now of course there are some exceptional dumpsters that’ll take you much longer to go through so this recommendation is subject to change on the fly.

Quiet

No matter if you go during the day or at night, you should be silent. If you’re with a friend while dumpster diving, use voices that are between a whisper and casual conversational. If you give others a reason to confront you, they’ll confront you. Dumpster diving in itself isn’t a crime, but some people will try to find ways of dealing with you. One of these ways is called disturbing the peace. Be on people’s good side. Don’t give strangers a reason to hate you and you’ll be able to dumpster dive without much concern.

Clean

Now you may be confused. Dumpsters are the opposite of clean. They’re supposed to be filthy. Well luckily you’re not diving in those kinds of dumpsters. The dumpsters you’ll be targeting are retail dumpsters that tend to be fairly clean, but that’s besides the point. By clean, we mean that you should leave a dumpster at a minimum of as good as you found it if not better.

After you’re done picking through the scraps, take what you don’t want to bring home and throw it back into the dumpster. Nothing infuriates employees more than opening up shop the next day to find a messy dumpster. This isn’t even mentioning the fact that they likely have you on camera and can charge you for loitering. Like we said before, don’t give stores a reason to hate you. If you do this step right, most locations won’t even realize that you’re dumpster diving there. If you don’t clean up after yourself, prepare to find a locked dumpster or angry employees scolding you the next time you return to that location.

Learn Your Local Laws

If you didn’t already know, dumpster diving is legal in the United States and most developed countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and many more. However, there are some municipalities with ordinances against dumpster diving. It’s important for you to recognize whether your town has laws against dumpster diving. This is relatively easy to do. Go to city hall or call them up and they’ll tell you all the information you need to know about dumpster diving.

Dumpster Diving GuideIn the overwhelming majority of cases, you should be able to dumpster dive with no issues. If you do happen to live in an area where dumpster diving is not allowed, simply look at other nearby regions that permit it and go there. It’s not the end of the world.

Now that we’ve established the legality of dumpster diving, you should be aware that stores usually don’t like people picking through their trash and law enforcement will be split depending on the officer that sees you doing it. First of all, remember that it’s legal. Secondly, know that they can’t take any legal action against you unless you’ve committed a crime.

Now what are these crimes that they could use as an excuse to dissuade you from dumpster diving. First of all, don’t trespass. If you see “no trespassing” signs near a dumpster or gated garbage bins, promptly leave. Next, don’t cause too much noise. We previously mentioned that this could be considered disturbing the peace. Lastly, don’t make a mess by leaving the area worse than you found it. Follow these instructions and you should be well on your way to dumpster diving success.

What to Wear When Dumpster Diving

Whatever you decide to wear while dumpster diving should correspond with the weather. You need to be prepared for the elements including but not limited to wind, rain, and snow. Your attire should ideally be something that is old and used. Think Walmart clothes and hand-me-downs. If you’re dumpster diving, you really don’t need to wear anything nice. Just wear something that gets the job done. Stack up on layers if it’s going to snow or throw on a raincoat if it’s drizzling.

Ideally you also want a pair of gloves so that your hands don’t get dirty. In addition, make sure whatever shoes you use have very sturdy soles. You don’t want a sharp object to protrude into your foot. Your footwear should also be waterproof to avoid any garbage juices that may seep in. Therefore, you should look into steel bottom water-resistant boots for maximum protection. These usually require a bit of an initial investment. However, this investment will easily pay itself back tenfold by the amount of things you’ll find dumpster diving and saving that one trip to the emergency room when an iron rod goes through your foot. I highly recommend this one (On Amazon). It checks all of these boxes and has worked well for me in the past.

Dumpster Diving Tools and Gear

There are so many things that you could possibly use while dumpster diving that it would take a full article in itself to list them all. If you’re wondering where that article is, you can find one that we created right here.

For the purposes of this post, we’re going to give you a brief rundown of the most basic tools that you’ll need. Remember, if you want to learn more, click that link above. For starters, you’ll want a flashlight or headlamp especially if you’re going at night. You’ll also want to carry hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol since you’re dealing with trash which can be dirty depending on the store you’re dumpster diving. A pocket knife for cutting open boxes or bags on the spot is also a good idea. Here’s a great pocket knife on Amazon that does the job. Pocket knives could also be useful for self-defense. Dumpster diving is far from dangerous, but you always want to be prepared for the unexpected.

Making and Executing a Dumpster Diving Plan

Now that you know the basics of dumpster diving, it’s time for you to make a plan.

1. Choosing a Location and Time

In order to dumpster dive, you need to know where you want to dumpster dive. For beginners, it’s best to dumpster dive at stores that are closest to your residence and places that you’ve shopped at before. This is meant to ease you into this hobby since you have the most familiarity with your local businesses. If you can, look into things like a store’s garbage schedule and hours.

Once you’ve ironed out where you’re dumpster diving at, set up a time to do it. This could be at night, during the afternoon, or in the morning before the store opens. To facilitate you with this process, we’ve outlined a guide which you can find at this link detailing what times and days of the week are optimal for dumpster diving.

2. Method of Transportation and Storage

The second thing that you want to have in mind is how you’re going to get to the dumpster and get the goods back to your headquarters. It’s best to have a vehicle with plenty of storage room like a van or pickup truck. If not, a smaller car works fine as well. Consequently, you may have to do more loads with it if you’re having a good night. Don’t have either of these? You can always ride a bike or walk as a last resort. If you’re going to bike, consider getting yourself a bike trailer (Amazon) so that you have an area to stock and haul your finds back home.

3. Dumpster Diving Alone or with a Friend

You need to decide if you’re going to dumpster dive by yourself or with someone else. New dumpster divers should try to go with another person if it can be arranged. A helper can prove to be extremely useful even for experienced dumpster divers. While you’re scoping out a dumpster and loading up the goods, they can keep watch and alert you to anything that you may be unaware of. A friend could also help you by looking through a dumpster and loading alongside you which would definitely increase your speed.

If you can’t find someone else to tag along, don’t be concerned. Dumpster diving can be done alone. Just try to be more aware of your surroundings if you decide to take this route.

4. The Infiltration and Getaway

Trash Picking TutorialThe last part of your plan involves how you’re going to get in and out. When you get to your dumpster diving location, look around to see if there’s anyone else in the area like employees of the store. If there’s someone there, skip the dumpster for now. If you’re clear, you can begin the infiltration process.

When parking your car, bike, or whatever mode of transportation you used to get there, don’t block any roadways or alleys. If someone has to swerve around your vehicle, you’re drawing bad attention to yourself. If you can, try parking next to or even side by side with the dumpster using it to block out as much of your vehicle as possible. Moreover, position the trunk of your car toward the dumpster so that you can load faster.

Once you’re done rummaging through the trash, it’s time to leave. There’s no point in dwelling around a dumpster that has nothing left to offer. While you’re leaving, check your mirrors or look around to make sure that no one’s following or tailgating you out of there. This step should be a piece of cake.

What to do if Confronted When Dumpster Diving

If a store manager or the police show up, try to stay calm. After all, what you’re doing is completely legal if you did your research on your local laws. An informed dumpster diver won’t get into trouble. Depending on the person you run into, they may allow you to continue, tell you to leave, or try to intimidate you or accuse you of false charges.

Start off by kindly and calmly explaining your reason for being there. If they tell you to leave, obey their orders immediately as staying around any longer is considered trespass. If you’re unfortunate, they’ll make up falsehoods about you such as fabricating a story about how you were illegally throwing trash into their dumpster, littering, disturbing the peace, or blocking the roadway. No matter what they throw at you, patiently hear them out and confidently deny it. Eventually they’ll give up and let you go on your way. If they continue to insist, reason with them and show them evidence that what they’re saying about you is untrue.

Now what happens if they still don’t allow you to leave? This is very unlikely to happen by the way, but if it does, call them out on their bluff and tell them to provide evidence such as the security footage or a witness. You probably don’t need to think too much about this scenario if at all since I’ve never personally experienced it or know of anyone who’s gone through it. Don’t let the insignificant chance of running into a douche stop you from practicing your right of dumpster diving.

What to Watch Out for While Dumpster Diving

  • Don’t climb into dumpsters with medical equipment or toxic waste. There’s probably nothing to find there and even if there was, it’s not worth the risk. Remember that protective clothing goes a long way.
  • Watch out for the wind. Dumpster lids can unexpectedly close and slam your head or hands if left unguarded.
  • Look for sharp or hazardous objects before jumping into a dumpster. Ensure that there’s enough space in there for you to get a firm footing.
  • Don’t get into a dumpster that smells bad. This could be from rotting food or dead animals. You don’t want to be in close quarters to any of these.
  • Never get into a trash compactor. These can easily crush and kill you.

Dumpster Diving Etiquette and Mannerisms

  • Take only what you need or can reasonably use. Leave the remaining stuff for other dumpster divers.
  • Avoid ripping open trash bags if necessary. If you can, try to untie them and bind them back together when finished.
  • Don’t tamper with locked dumpsters.
  • Leave a dumpster cleaner than you found it.
Dumpster Dive 2
Dumpster Diving Has Given Me A New Lease On Life!

yes

 

Dumpster Dive 4
Now That I am Dumpster Diving I Can Afford A Designer Purse!
A Crack in the Pavement

Bryan Fagan - Author

changeyourlife

Only you can change your life. Never underestimate your power to change yourself.

Writing My Heart Out

Self Improvement Articles | Poems | Photographs | Guitar Covers

Left Hook by Dean Henderson

A Weekly Whack at the Global Oligarchy

Renard's World

My Personal Space On The Web To Post Anything That Tickles My Fancy

The Last Refuge

Rag Tag Bunch of Conservative Misfits - Contact Info: TheLastRefuge@reagan.com

The Stoner Mom

Responsible Cannabis Lifestyle

Deadline

Hollywood Entertainment Breaking News

The Art of Blogging

For bloggers who aspire to inspire

MacDailyNews

WELCOME HOME! Apple and Mac News

American Intelligence Media

Citizens Addicted to Truth

WINTERY KNIGHT

...integrating Christian faith and knowledge in the public square

In Search of Black Assassins

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Home Is Where the Hate Is: The Triangle

...a preliminary study of a black male thirty-something's province...

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.