Westfield Century City Smart Parking

January 26, 2018

imageI started using Westfield’s Smart Parking system at Century City (the only mall that supports it in the US as far as I know).

Here’s a description of how it works – it may require installing the Westfield app on your Android or iPhone device, although I’ve been told there’s a way to do this online as well.

STEP 1

Before your visit, create a Westfield account, add your vehicle’s license plate, and save your payment card details.

STEP 2

Our cameras will recognize your license plate when you arrive at the parking garage. Watch the gate open automatically. No ticket needed.

STEP 3

When you’re done, validate by scanning a QR code at a participating retailer or just drive out. We’ll bill your card directly and send you a receipt. Simple!

So I’ve actually used it, and it indeed works this way.  The cameras and the entrances & exits automatically recognize your car and let you in & out – automatically charging your credit card on file.  They have a description of the service online here:

https://www.westfield.com/centurycity/services/all-services/parking/1299

WARNING: It appears based on the feedback that I’ve read, that despite the app having a QR code reader built into it to recognize & consume ‘validation’ tickets issued by the AMC Theatres and Guest Services, the validations feature doesn’t work on either iOS or Android so prepare to pay whatever non-discounted fee it is that Westfield charges & not be able to accept validations if you get them at the mall. 

You can download the apps here:


Stockman: ‘Calamity Don’ Has ‘No Idea He’s Presiding over the Biggest Fiscal Disaster in History’

December 22, 2017

David Stockman, former Budget Director for Ronald Reagan, has a whopper of a YouTube channel

Check out this video where he crushes Neil Cavuto on his understanding of the US economy, and it starts with this serve & volley:

CAVUTO:
Over the next 10 years, the government looks to take in $43 Trillion dollars in revenue & taxes.  That’s a lot of money.

STOCKMAN:
Yeah, but it looks to put out $53 Trillion in spending!

Stockman: ‘Calamity Don’ Has ‘No Idea He’s Presiding over the Biggest Fiscal Disaster in History’


Stockman: Here’s Why Trump’s Tax Plan Won’t Stimulate the Economy Like Reagan’s

December 22, 2017

This video is a simple 10 minute explanation of why Trump’s tax plan won’t work, why reducing corporate taxes doesn’t stimulate job growth, and why our situation today is completely different from the Reagan era from David Stockman, RONALD REAGAN’S BUDGET DIRECTOR as broadcast on the FOX BUSINESS NETWORK.

(…and what should have been done instead.)

Money quote, speaking about Steve Mnuchin & the advocates of the GOP Tax Plan:

“These people are total fakes. I’ve never seen anything that was as content free, as substance-less, as this 9 pager that came out.”

Stockman: Here’s Why Trump’s Tax Plan Won’t Stimulate the Economy Like Reagan’s


“12 Months of Trump’s Mess” – The Parody Project

December 22, 2017

Holy cow, this is amazing.

12 MONTHS OF TRUMP’S MESS (Parody of 12 Days of Christmas)


“Annoyed photographer nearly ignores Mom who walks in at end of workday, then spots her daughter”

December 15, 2017

Wanna read something heartwarming?  I had a crap week and this was a very much needed read for me.  A little chicken soup for the soul, perhaps.

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OMG. Omarosa got fired. MegaLOL.

December 13, 2017

Bye Felicia.

Omarosa Manigault dragged off of The White House grounds by security, “She’s Always Had Drama”


Jake Tapper fact checks Roy Moore spokesman

December 13, 2017

Watch Roy Moore’s spokesperson stare into the camera, unable to respond after being caught in his own ignorance.  This video is seriously the textbook definition of #rekt.